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Airborne Traffic Flow Data and Traffic Management  

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Position and Time Registration Vehicle detection Vehicle tracking Scaling Road mask Source: Hickman: Treiterer Source: Treiterer and Taylor (1966) #12;atlas University of Arizona / ATLAS VEHICLE DETECTION on spatial characteristics of traffic patterns · Goal: Improve efficiency of transportation system

Bertini, Robert L.

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Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel |  

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

Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel October 8, 2010 - 11:16am Addthis Topeka is using Recovery Act funding to resynchronize 22 traffic lights. | Photo by Linda Voss Topeka is using Recovery Act funding to resynchronize 22 traffic lights. | Photo by Linda Voss Lindsay Gsell The five-lane 21st street corridor in Topeka is a hub for restaurants, shopping and entertainment. "This is where everyone in Topeka goes to shop," says Topeka resident Linda Voss. In addition to food and fun, the one-mile corridor is home to seven traffic lights-and for drivers, a potential traffic stop every 754 feet, or a little more than two football fields. "The traffic signals are a challenge to time in this area," says Voss,

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Strategies for improving traffic operations at oversaturated signalized diamond interchanges  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

street improvement goals should include improved traffic flow along with reductions in congestion, air pollution, and energy use, without major new construction. Super-street arterials, which are multi-lane arterials with limited access and a limited...STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING TRAFFIC OPERATIONS AT OVERSATURATED SIGNALIZED DIAMOND INTERCHANGES A Thesis by GEORGE CURTIS HERRICK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Herrick, George Curtis

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann model for traffic flow  

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Mesoscopic models for traffic flows are usually difficult to be employed because of the appearance of integro-differential terms in the models. In this work, a lattice Boltzmann model for traffic flow is introduced on the basis of the existing kinetics models by using the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook-type approximation interaction term in the Boltzmann equation and discretizing it in time and phase space. The so-obtained model is simple while the relevant parameters are physically meaningful. Together with its discrete feature, the model can be easily used to investigate numerically the behavior of traffic flows. In consequence, the macroscopic dynamics of the model is derived using the Taylor and Chapman-Enskog expansions. For validating the model, numerical simulations are conducted under the periodic boundary conditions. It is found that the model could reasonably reproduce the fundamental diagram. Moreover, certain interesting physical phenomena can be captured by the model, such as the metastability and stop-and-go phenomena.

Jianping Meng; Yuehong Qian; Xingli Li; Shiqiang Dai

2008-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

To improve traffic and reduce emissions, Topeka, Kansas is implementing an "InSync" traffic system that resynchronizing lights to help reduce driving time, financed by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Learn more.

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Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems C. Ringhofer Abstract We emphasis is given to the implementation of service rules for complex systems, involving multiple product flow type models for complex production systems. Traffic flow models represent, in some sense

Ringhofer, Christian

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Incorporating traffic patterns to improve delivery performance  

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Traffic, construction and other road hazards impact the on-time performance of companies that operate delivery fleets. This study examines how incorporating traffic patterns in vehicle route development compares with ...

Dickinson, Melody J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic flow Sample Search Results  

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flow Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and Control Applications Banavar Sridhar and Kapil Sheth Summary: Visualization of Air Traffic...

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Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic | Department  

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

Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic September 27, 2010 - 10:30am Addthis A worker synchronizes a traffic light on State Road A1A in St. Augustine, FL. | Energy Department Photo | A worker synchronizes a traffic light on State Road A1A in St. Augustine, FL. | Energy Department Photo | Lindsay Gsell What does this project do? St. Johns County, Florida uses Recovery Act funding to resynchronize 23 traffic signals at five major segments of roadway. The new light patterns will save nearly 729,000 gallons of gas and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 2,200 metric tons. The intersection of State Road A1A and State Road 312 in St. Augustine is messy at 5 o'clock. On one side, tourists returning from Florida's

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On the efficient detection of elephant flows in aggregated network traffic Javier Rivillo, Jose-Alberto Hernandez and Iain W. Phillips  

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On the efficient detection of elephant flows in aggregated network traffic Javier Rivillo, Jos, where usually a few flows carry most of the data. This is commonly refered to as "elephant and mice phenomenon". The performance of the network can be improved detecting the elephant flows and applying traffic

Haddadi, Hamed

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TRACKING ELEPHANT FLOWS IN INTERNET BACKBONE TRAFFIC WITH AN FPGA-BASED CACHE  

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TRACKING ELEPHANT FLOWS IN INTERNET BACKBONE TRAFFIC WITH AN FPGA-BASED CACHE Martin Zadnik an FPGA-friendly approach to track- ing elephant flows in network traffic. Our approach, Single Step elephant flows: con- servatively promoting potential elephants and evicting low- rate flows in LRU manner

Haddadi, Hamed

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Self-Control of Traffic Lights and Vehicle Flows in Urban Road Networks  

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Based on fluid-dynamic and many-particle (car-following) simulations of traffic flows in (urban) networks, we study the problem of coordinating incompatible traffic flows at intersections. Inspired by the observation of self-organized oscillations of pedestrian flows at bottlenecks [D. Helbing and P. Moln\\'ar, Phys. Eev. E 51 (1995) 4282--4286], we propose a self-organization approach to traffic light control. The problem can be treated as multi-agent problem with interactions between vehicles and traffic lights. Specifically, our approach assumes a priority-based control of traffic lights by the vehicle flows themselves, taking into account short-sighted anticipation of vehicle flows and platoons. The considered local interactions lead to emergent coordination patterns such as ``green waves'' and achieve an efficient, decentralized traffic light control. While the proposed self-control adapts flexibly to local flow conditions and often leads to non-cyclical switching patterns with changing service sequences ...

Lämmer, Stefan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase transition in a directed traffic flow network  

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The generic feature of traffic in a network of flowing electronic data packets is a phase transition from a stationary free-flow phase to a continuously growing congested nonstationary phase. In the most simple network of directed oriented square lattice we have been able to observe all crucial features of such flow systems having nontrivial critical behavior near the critical point of transition. The network here is in the shape of a square lattice and data packets are randomly posted with a rate ? at one side of the lattice. Each packet executes a directed diffusive motion toward the opposite boundary where it is delivered. Packets accumulated at a particular node form a queue and a maximum of m such packets randomly jump out of this node at every time step to its neighbors on a first-in-first-out basis. The phase transition occurs at ?c=m. The distribution of travel times through the system is found to have a log-normal behavior and the power spectrum of the load time series shows 1?f-like noise similar to the scenario of Internet traffic.

G. Mukherjee and S. S. Manna

2005-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic fuzzy logic approach to local ramp metering control using microscopic traffic simulation.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Ramp metering, one of the most effective solutions for improving motorway traffic flows, is playing increasingly important role in traffic management systems. Because of its… (more)

Yu, Xue Feng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post processing large integer programming problems in air traffic flow management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Infor- mation Sciences, School of Business Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1993. [6] M. P. Helme, K. S. Lindsay, and S. V. Massimini, "Opti&nization Models for Air Traffic Flow IVIanagcmcnt: Ncw Formulations, " MTR 92W0000152..., The IVIITRE Corporation, Mclean, VA, 1992. [7] K. S. Lin&lsay, "Traffic flow modeling with the Time Assignment Model, " MTR 93W0000119, Thc lVIITRE Corporation, Mclean, VA, 1993. [8] K. S. Lindsay, E. A. Boyd and R. Burlingame, "Traffic Flow Management...

Gangadharan, Rajesh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical Features of Spontaneous and Induced Traffic Breakdowns in Free Flow at Highway Bottlenecks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Based on an empirical study of real field traffic data measured in 1996--2014 through road detectors installed on German freeways, we reveal physical features of empirical nuclei for spontaneous traffic breakdown in free flow at highway bottlenecks. It is shown that the source of a nucleus for traffic breakdown is the solely difference between empirical spontaneous and induced traffic breakdowns at a highway bottleneck. Microscopic traffic simulations with a stochastic traffic flow model in the framework of three-phase theory explain the empirical findings. It turns out that in the most cases, a nucleus for empirical spontaneous traffic breakdown occurs through an interaction of one of waves in free flow with an empirical permanent speed disturbance localized at a highway bottleneck. The wave is a localized structure in free flow, in which the total flow rate is larger and the speed averaged across the highway is smaller than outside the wave. The waves in free flow appear due to oscilations in the percentage...

Kerner, Boris S; Klenov, Sergey L; Rehborn, Hubert; Leibel, Michael

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A non-continuum approach to obtain a macroscopic model for the flow of traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by continuum models for the flow of traffic. The number of vehicles in a typical section of a freeway does not justify traffic being treated as a continuum. It is also important to recognize that the basic premises of kinetic theory are not appropriate...

Tyagi, Vipin

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A tractable optimization framework for Air Traffic Flow Management addressing fairness, collaboration and stochasticity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose a tractable optimization framework for network Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) with an eye towards the future. The thesis addresses two issues in ATFM research: a) fairness and collaboration amongst airlines; ...

Gupta, Shubham, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Cruise Control design based on a traffic flow specification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The principal objectives of the Automated Highway graphics. System (AHS), an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control...

Huandra, Rusli

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization of Traffic Flow and Atmospheric Pollutant Flow in Urban Areas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and air pollutants using polygons and translucent particles. The system is applied for public roads around.transport.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. #12;

Tokyo, University of

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Study of the impact of rainfall on freeway traffic flow in Southeast China  

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The purpose of this paper is to quantify the impact of rainfall on freeway traffic flow using toll station data and precipitation data. Five rainfall categories were classified based on precipitation intensity. Hourly traffic volume and travel times were retrieved and analysed in three spatial scales: at toll stations, on freeway sections between two toll stations, and on freeway corridors composed of multiple sections. Travel times for passenger cars in each rainfall category were studied and the impact of rainfall on traffic volume and travel time was quantified. The non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test was performed to check the significance of difference among various categories.Calculated traffic volume reduction coefficients and travel time incremental coefficients for each rainfall category were compared with existing research results, which showed obvious differences. Potential causes are discussed to explain the discrepancy in coefficient values.

Saini Yang; Jiayuan Ye; Xuechi Zhang; Hao Liu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach to junction problems and application to traffic flows  

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach to junction problems and application to traffic flows C. Imbert , R of a model case of first order Hamilton-Jacobi equations posed on a "junction", that is to say the union of such problems. Keywords: Hamilton-Jacobi equations, discontinuous Hamiltonians, viscosity solutions, optimal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Macroscopic traffic flow modelling and ramp metering control using Matlab/Simulink  

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Computer programs to simulate traffic flow offer an opportunity to evaluate new strategies for reducing delays, congestion, fuel consumption and pollution. This paper describes a Statistical Traffic Model or STM, which is based on accepted macro-modelling concepts, such as the conservation of vehicles and the fundamental traffic diagram. In this case, the model is constructed using the well known Matlab/Simulink™ software package, so providing an integrated approach for data processing, graphical presentation of data, control system design and macroscopic simulation in one straightforward to use, widely available environment. To illustrate the methodology, the STM is applied to a section of the M3/M27 Ramp Metering Pilot Scheme in the UK. This Highways Agency sponsored project, based in the Southampton area, utilises traffic lights at the on-ramp entrances to regulate access to the main carriageway of the motorway, in an attempt to maintain flow close to the capacity. The paper utilises the model to help design a locally-coordinated ramp metering algorithm, based on proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control methods. In this manner, the STM proves particularly valuable for the application of multi-objective optimisation techniques in the design of new traffic management systems.

C James Taylor; Paul G McKenna; Peter C Young; Arun Chotai; Mike Mackinnon

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 8 - Signal Flow. The Keys to Directing Audio Traffic  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A key component of audio engineering is to fully understand the analog model of signal flow, that is, how sound travels from the beginning to the end of its audio path. Much of audio engineering is troubleshooting different issues that occur during music production. Understanding signal flow can help you quickly pinpoint and solve a problem in order to keep a session running smoothly. When recording, the signal flow path starts where you plug in the microphone and ends at the speakers, or two-track recorder. Once this concept is understood, you will be able to hook up most gear, understand a patchbay, and troubleshoot yourself out of just about any mess! Knowing the analog model of signal flow will translate to almost any audio situation. Don't get frustrated if you don't fully understand the concept at first. It usually takes some experience and practical application to totally grasp signal flow. Keywords: A/D Converters and Audio, Analog Model of Signal Flow, Applying Signal Flow, Eight-track, Four-track, Gain, Interfaces, Laptop, Laptop with Audio Interface, Setting Levels, Signal Flow, Structure, Units

Timothy A. Dittmar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Measurement of On-Road Vehicle Emissions and Traffic Flow Using Remote Sensing and an Area-Wide  

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, headway, vehicle type) were simultaneously measured using a video-based area-wide traffic detection system collected via conventional and advanced vehicle monitoring systems. The project is sponsored1 Simultaneous Measurement of On-Road Vehicle Emissions and Traffic Flow Using Remote Sensing

Frey, H. Christopher

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For decades, traffic safety improvements have relied primarily upon engineering and enforcement solutions. If we are limited to those options, further  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Traffic Safety Culture For decades, traffic safety improvements have relied primarily upon about driving ­ changing our traffic safety culture. A survey by the Center for Transportation Safety on the roads than drivers nationwide, as measured in the 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index published by the AAA

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Street-based Topological Representations and Analyses for Predicting Traffic Flow in GIS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is well received in the space syntax community that traffic flow is significantly correlated to a morphological property of streets, which are represented by axial lines, forming a so called axial map. The correlation co-efficient (R square value) approaches 0.8 and even a higher value according to the space syntax literature. In this paper, we study the same issue using the Hong Kong street network and the Hong Kong Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) datasets, and find surprisingly that street-based topological representations (or street-street topologies) tend to be better representations than the axial map. In other words, vehicle flow is correlated to a morphological property of streets better than that of axial lines. Based on the finding, we suggest the street-based topological representations as an alternative GIS representation, and the topological analyses as a new analytical means for geographic knowledge discovery.

Jiang, Bin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proper planning improves flow drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment for Proposed Access Control and Traffic Improvements at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

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

29 29 Environmental Assessment for Proposed Access Control and Traffic Improvements at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico August 23, 2002 Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office Environmental Assessment for Proposed Access Control and Traffic Improvements at LANL DOE LASO August 23, 2002 iii Contents ACRONYMS AND TERMS ......................................................................................................... VI EXECUTIVE SUMMARY......................................................................................................... VIII 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED ............................................................................................................

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Rinse trough with improved flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The troughs are suitable for one or more essentially planar objects having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs provide uniform rinse fluid flow over the objects` surfaces to accomplish a more thorough rinse than prior art troughs. 5 figs.

O`Hern, T.J.; Grasser, T.W.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of Optical Flow Anomalies in Pedestrian Traffic Ernesto L. Andrade, Scott Blunsden and Robert B. Fisher  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Characterisation of Optical Flow Anomalies in Pedestrian Traffic Ernesto L. Andrade, Scott Blunsden and Robert B. Fisher School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, UK eaneto@inf.ed.ac.uk, S.J.Blunsden@sms.ed.ac.uk, rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk ABSTRACT ­ This paper applies a video modelling technique to a surveillance scenario

Fisher, Bob

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Improving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ballard1 ABSTRACT Improving work flow reliability is important for the productivity of linked productionImproving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275 IMPROVING WORK FLOW RELIABILITY Glenn units, and consequently for project cost and duration. One measure of work flow reliability is PPC

Tommelein, Iris D.

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Queueing in Traffic Flows This project studies the effects of vehicle routing on pollution levels. We aim to develop queueing theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

model to predict air pollution in a wider region. These predictions will be tested using remote sensing forecast can then predict how air pollution is affected by this emission. Rerouting Alternative routing can reduce traffic jams and air pollution. Numereous options are available to reroute traffic flows, e

Boucherie, Richard J.

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Analysis from robust control under environment constraint: application for traffic model  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Traffic management solutions are increasingly called for to address problems of transport and mobility and nowadays, even to address the environmental impact. Traffic control uses strategies to reduce bottlenecks, travel time and costs. Although it is usually assumed that an improved traffic flow will result in lower vehicle emissions, little scientific research has been done concerning the effects of traffic control on emissions. Moreover, because changes in traffic flow do not necessarily influence travel times, noise and air quality in the same way, there is a clear need for a combined approach. The main idea was to apply control strategy on the road under the assumption of ensuring fluid traffic flow. In the following the gas emissions were evaluated as results of this regulation procedure. The proposed control approach is based on non-integer robust methodology. The chosen study case is a macroscopic traffic flow model.

Milka Uzunova; Mohamed Djemai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Study of a Traffic Light Assistant Based on Vehicle-Infrastructure Communication  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Vehicle-infrastructure communication opens up new ways to improve traffic flow efficiency at signalized intersections. In this study, we assume that equipped vehicles can obtain information about switching times of relevant traffic lights in advance, and additionally counting data from upstream detectors. By means of simulation, we investigate, how equipped vehicles can make use of this information to improve traffic flow. Criteria include cycle-averaged capacity, driving comfort, fuel consumption, travel time, and the number of stops. Depending on the overall traffic demand and the penetration rate of equipped vehicles, we generally find several percent of improvement.

Treiber, Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System-Optimal Routing of Traffic Flows with User Constraints in Networks with Congestion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The design of route-guidance systems faces a well-known dilemma. The approach that theoretically yields the system-optimal traffic pattern may discriminate against some users, for the sake of favoring ...

Jahn, Olaf

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical simulation of street traffic in the presence of traffic lights  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

One-dimensional traffic flow in the presence of two-position traffic lights is considered. A quasi-linear differential equation of the first order for traffic flow density is used as a model. The problem to be...

M. V. Lur’e

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Web Site Security with Data Flow Alexander Siumann Yip  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving Web Site Security with Data Flow Management by Alexander Siumann Yip S.B., Computer by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry P. Orlando Chair, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;2 #12;Improving Web Site Security

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

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Improving application security with data flow assertions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Resin is a new language runtime that helps prevent security vulnerabilities, by allowing programmers to specify application-level data flow assertions. Resin provides policy objects, which programmers use to specify assertion ...

Yip, Alexander

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Radiant energy receiver having improved coolant flow control means  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved coolant flow control for use in radiant energy receivers of the type having parallel flow paths is disclosed. A coolant performs as a temperature dependent valve means, increasing flow in the warmer flow paths of the receiver, and impeding flow in the cooler paths of the receiver. The coolant has a negative temperature coefficient of viscosity which is high enough such that only an insignificant flow through the receiver is experienced at the minimum operating temperature of the receiver, and such that a maximum flow is experienced at the maximum operating temperature of the receiver. The valving is accomplished by changes in viscosity of the coolant in response to the coolant being heated and cooled. No remotely operated valves, comparators or the like are needed.

Hinterberger, H.

1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic models of freeway safety performance using traffic flow data as predictors  

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flow data from the front end processors of the Vehicle Detection System (VDS), received directly from it is not possible to know effective vehicle length at such a detailed level (that is, the mix of long and short vehicles is unknown at a specific place for a short period of time), we avoid using any direct speed

Detwiler, Russell

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Calibration of microscopic traffic-flow models using multiple data sources  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...multi-lane A2 freeway near the Dutch city of Utrecht, and is characterized by congested flow...Durbin-Watson test (Durbin 1970) can then be applied to test if the estimate of the autocorrelation...2005), the approach is successfully applied using the difference between the predicted...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of a simple cellular automata model as a testbed for kinetic theories of vehicular traffic flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The broad objective of this thesis is to explore the potential for the use of Cellular Automata (CA) models to provide a testbed for comparison of different kinetic models of vehicular traffic. We intend to develop a quantitative technique...

Raney, Bryan Keith

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To BDI, or not to BDI: design choices in an agent-based traffic flow management simulation  

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Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) is a powerful agent paradigm that allows for the development of so-called intelligent agents - agents that can reason and act based on their beliefs and intentions. However, this power often comes at the cost of increased ... Keywords: air traffic control, belief-desire-intent, efficiency

Shawn R. Wolfe; Maarten Sierhuis; Peter A. Jarvis

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Road Traffic  

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... been advocated for Great Britain within my knowledge, deserve other than the fervent opposition of pedestrians as well as motorists. They can do nothing for safety?they do not discover ... relate the number of road fatalities in a place to the amount of traffic flow (pedestrian and other) there. It would establish at an early moment the machinery for measuring ...

MERVYN O'GORMAN

1934-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety by Dr.-Ing. Haraldur Sigþórsson and Dr.-Ing. Stefán) Culture, traffic culture and traffic safety culture are interrelated Culture www.hr.is 3 Traffic Culture Traffic safety culture What is culture? · A culture is a collection of behavioral patterns that are found

Karlsson, Brynjar

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COUNTERCURRENT FLOW LIMITATION EXPERIMENTS AND MODELING FOR IMPROVED REACTOR SAFETY  

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This project is investigating countercurrent flow and “flooding” phenomena in light water reactor systems to improve reactor safety of current and future reactors. To better understand the occurrence of flooding in the surge line geometry of a PWR, two experimental programs were performed. In the first, a test facility with an acrylic test section provided visual data on flooding for air-water systems in large diameter tubes. This test section also allowed for development of techniques to form an annular liquid film along the inner surface of the “surge line” and other techniques which would be difficult to verify in an opaque test section. Based on experiences in the air-water testing and the improved understanding of flooding phenomena, two series of tests were conducted in a large-diameter, stainless steel test section. Air-water test results and steam-water test results were directly compared to note the effect of condensation. Results indicate that, as for smaller diameter tubes, the flooding phenomena is predominantly driven by the hydrodynamics. Tests with the test sections inclined were attempted but the annular film was easily disrupted. A theoretical model for steam venting from inclined tubes is proposed herein and validated against air-water data. Empirical correlations were proposed for air-water and steam-water data. Methods for developing analytical models of the air-water and steam-water systems are discussed, as is the applicability of the current data to the surge line conditions. This report documents the project results from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.

Vierow, Karen

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas flow means for improving efficiency of exhaust hoods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus is described for inhibiting the flow of contaminants in an exhaust enclosure toward an individual located adjacent an opening into the exhaust enclosure by providing a gas flow toward a source of contaminants from a position in front of an individual to urge said contaminants away from the individual toward a gas exit port. The apparatus comprises a gas manifold which may be worn by a person as a vest. The manifold has a series of gas outlets on a front face thereof facing away from the individual and toward the contaminants to thereby provide a flow of gas from the front of the individual toward the contaminants. 15 figures.

Gadgil, A.J.

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

as the device performed as expected, with no discernible harm to river-dwelling fish. Free Flow has also completed preliminary designs of utility-scale installations at a...

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Improving web site security with data flow management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation describes two systems, RESIN and BFLow, whose goal is to help Web developers build more secure Web sites. RESIN and BFLOW use data flow management to help reduce the security risks of using buggy or ...

Yip, Alexander Siumann, 1979-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards improved methods for determining porous media multiphase flow functions  

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multiphase property. Three synthetic experiments are used to show the erroneous estimation of flow functions associated with the homogeneity assumption. A proposal approach is used to predict the relative permeability of wetting phase using NMR relaxation... . . . . . 25 a. Total Flow Rate Specified at the Boundary . . . . 33 b. Pressure Specified at the Boundary . . . . . . . . 36 D. Two-Dimensional Comparison Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 E. Synthetic Experiments and Estimations . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1...

Xue, Song

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 19, NO. 7, JULY 2001 1385 Improving Battery Performance by Using Traffic  

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battery management techniques that exploit the charge recovery effect inherent to many secondary storage efficient protocols. The goal is to increase the amount of energy that can be drained from a battery, the soIEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 19, NO. 7, JULY 2001 1385 Improving Battery

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Improved Multi-processor Scheduling for Flow Time and Energy  

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good "quality of service" (QoS) and conserving energy. One commonly used QoS measurement for scheduling between 0 and , and incurs an energy of s per unit time when running at speed s, where 2 (typically 2 not admit any constant competitive online algorithm even if jobs are of unit size [7]. Flow time and energy

Wong, Prudence W.H.

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Alkyl Fumarate?Vinyl Acetate Copolymer as Flow Improver for High Waxy Indian Crude Oils  

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Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat 785006, Assam, India ... The efficacy of these copolymers as flow improvers (FI)/pour point depressants (PPD) was tested on Indian crude oils having similar wax (points is a well-established phenomenon. ...

A. Borthakur; D. Chanda; S. R. Dutta Choudhury; K. V. Rao; B. Subrahmanyam

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal flow aids reduce coke plant operating costs and improve production rates  

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Chemical coal flow aids can provide many benefits to coke plants, including improved production rates, reduced maintenance and lower cleaning costs. This article discusses the mechanisms by which coal flow aids function and analyzes several successful case histories. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Bedard, R.A.; Bradacs, D.J.; Kluck, R.W.; Roe, D.C.; Ventresca, B.P.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding mechanisms of flow instability leads to improved control of  

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stability · Turbulence conditioning and boundary layer trimming in nozzle dramatically improves jet quality UC Berkeley data Re = 100,000 L/D = 44 Re = 75,000 L/D = 44 w/ conditioning w/o conditioning #12 Preserving Heat in the Air Temperature Rise in the Air Earth I.R.:Infra Red I.R. Absorption Sun Air I

Abdou, Mohamed

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A simulation model for urban traffic noise  

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Urban traffic noise is studied by a simulation model whose main features are the following: effects of traffic lights speed limit possibility of vehicles overtaking and driving styles. In the model there is a basic assumption about driver’s behavior (‘‘follow the leader’’) considering the case of straight and level road with two lanes for every carriageway and two traffic lights. Three driving styles are considered: A (‘‘quiet driver’’): change of gear at 60% of engine speed corresponding to maximum torque B (‘‘normal driver’’): at 80% C (‘‘fast driver’’): at 100%. The behavior rules provide for: keeping of safety distance overtaking if there are vehicles at different speeds deceleration and stop at traffic lights with red synchronization of two traffic lights if requested. From the kinematic side the model was validated by comparison with acceleration distribution of a real vehicle’s flow while the acoustic one was by the comparison with noise levels measured along urban streets. The simulation model lets one take into account the following factors concerning the traffic noise emission: main noise sources of vehicle (tires engine intake and exhaust system) traffic flow and maximum speed allowed traffic mix as regards different driving styles.

A. Di Giulio; F. Mancosu; C. Nucci; L. Zocchi

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drag reducers, flow improvers, and other magic potions: slick way to increase capacity  

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When additional capacity is needed in a given crude oil or products pipeline, the choices are (1) add pumping horsepower at select stations, (2) add pump stations at select locations, (3) add pipeline loops, and (4) use a drag reducer/flow improver. When the need for more capacity is short term, using the slick polymer drag reducing/flow improving chemicals as a fix is likely to prove cheaper and easier. For those operators hampered by waxy or very viscous crudes, other specialty chemicals provide solutions. Availability of specialized chemicals to improve flow conditions in liquids pipelines is increasing. Wax crystal modifier additives are available from several sources. For use with really gunky, almost hard asphalt crudes, an organically-produced emulsion stabilizer has been developed. An in-depth investigation of the products is presented.

Hale, D.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Elephant Users in Broadband Network Traffic  

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Analysis of Elephant Users in Broadband Network Traffic P´eter Megyesi and S´andor Moln´ar High,molnar}@tmit.bme.hu Abstract. Elephant and mice phenomena of network traffic flows have been an interesting research area is caused by a small percentage of large flows, called the elephants. In this paper, we investigate the same

Molnár, Sándor

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Improving Managed Environmental Water Use: Shasta River Flow and Temperature Modeling  

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i Improving Managed Environmental Water Use: Shasta River Flow and Temperature Modeling By SARAH and perhaps reduce some water management conflicts. Additional research for managing environmental water use manage water supplies and demands to increase water use efficiency through conservation, water markets

Lund, Jay R.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic control Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air traffic control Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic Sample Search Results  

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Pollutant Flow in Urban Areas Summary: .transport.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. CCity modelity model... Air...

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Improved understanding and control of high-speed jet interaction flows  

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fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Rodney D. W. Bowersox Committee Members, Sharath S. Girimaji Paul Cizmas Simon North Head of Department, Helen Reed December 2005 Major Subject: Aerospace... Engineering iii ABSTRACT Improved Understanding and Control of High-Speed Jet Interaction Flows. (December 2005) Ravichandra Srinivasan, B. E., Bangalore University; M.S., The University of Alabama Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Rodney D. W. Bowersox A...

Srinivasan, Ravichandra

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic Management Specialist  

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The incumbent in this position will serve as a Traffic Management Specialist for BPAs Transmission Business Line (TBL) and oversee commercial transportation services for the movement of materials...

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Traffic Safety Facts 2004  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

information on highway traffic safety, which can be accessed by Internet users at web site www.nhtsa.dot.govpeoplencsa, includes the following annual NCSA fact sheets:...

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Evaluation of teenage driver understanding of traffic control devices  

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. . Signals Continually Misunderstood Traffic Control Devices . . Before and After Results 52 54 55 55 57 . 60 . . 65 . 72 81 81 . 83 . 84 . . 85 . . 87 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) CHAPTER Page V CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, , . . 88... Misunderstood from 1978 TTI Study 12 4 Traffic Control Devices Needing Improvements from 1981 TTI Study . . . . . . 13 5 Targeted Traffic Control Devices from 1990 TTI Study . . 6 Basic Shapes and Colors Included in the Final Survey . . . 7 Regulatory Signs...

Ford, Garry Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0163-S: Supplemental EIS/1993 Interim Columbia and Snake Rivers Flow Improvement Measures for Salmon  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Walla Walla District has prepared this statement to assess alternatives to improve flows of water in the lower Columbia-Snake rivers in 1993 and future years to assist the migration of juvenile and adult anadromous fish past eight hydropower dams. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration served as a cooperating agency in developing this supplement due to its key role in direct operation of the integrated and coordinated Columbia-Snake River System, and adopted this statement in March of 1993. This statement supplements the 1992 Columbia River Salmon Flow Measures Options Analysis Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluated ways to alter water management operations in 1992 on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to enhance the survival of wild Snake River salmon.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic management Sample Search Results  

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Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and Control Applications Banavar Sridhar and Kapil Sheth Summary: flexible system with higher...

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CFD modeling of entrained-flow coal gasifiers with improved physical and chemical sub-models  

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Optimization of an advanced coal-fired integrated gasification combined cycle system requires an accurate numerical prediction of gasifier performance. While the turbulent multiphase reacting flow inside entrained-flow gasifiers has been modeled through computational fluid dynamic (CFD), the accuracy of sub-models requires further improvement. Built upon a previously developed CFD model for entrained-flow gasification, the advanced physical and chemical sub-models presented here include a moisture vaporization model with consideration of high mass transfer rate, a coal devolatilization model with more species to represent coal volatiles and heating rate effect on volatile yield, and careful selection of global gas phase reaction kinetics. The enhanced CFD model is applied to simulate two typical oxygen-blown entrained-flow configurations including a single-stage down-fired gasifier and a two-stage up-fired gasifier. The CFD results are reasonable in terms of predicted carbon conversion, syngas exit temperature, and syngas exit composition. The predicted profiles of velocity, temperature, and species mole fractions inside the entrained-flow gasifier models show trends similar to those observed in a diffusion-type flame. The predicted distributions of mole fractions of major species inside both gasifiers can be explained by the heterogeneous combustion and gasification reactions and the homogeneous gas phase reactions. It was also found that the syngas compositions at the CFD model exits are not in chemical equilibrium, indicating the kinetics for both heterogeneous and gas phase homogeneous reactions are important. Overall, the results achieved here indicate that the gasifier models reported in this paper are reliable and accurate enough to be incorporated into process/CFD co-simulations of IGCC power plants for systemwide design and optimization.

Ma, J.; Zitney, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved low-order model for shear flow driven by Rayleigh-Benard convection  

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An analysis of the low-order model for two-dimensional fluid flow with shear proposed by Drake [ital et] [ital al]. [Phys. Fluids B 4, 488 (1992)] is undertaken. Their two-term model for the shear is an extension of the model put forth by Howard and Krisnamurti [J. Fluid Mech. 170, 385 (1986)], and is shown to be an improved model in the sense that it respects certain conditions for vorticity conservation arising directly from the Boussinesq equations. In so doing, it provides a more realistic model of the physics involved. An important consequence of the improved model is the appearance of cutoff values for the shear instability that are dependent upon the aspect ratio of the interacting Rayleigh-Taylor cell. Numerical results are presented as confirmation of this prediction.

Hermiz, K.B. (Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)); Guzdar, P.N.; Finn, J.M. (Institute for Plasma Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States))

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic of Molecular Motors  

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Molecular motors perform active movements along cytoskeletal filaments and drive the traffic of organelles and other cargo particles in cells. In contrast to the macroscopic traffic of cars, however, the traffic of molecular motors is characterized by a finite walking distance (or run length) after which a motor unbinds from the filament along which it moves. Unbound motors perform Brownian motion in the surrounding aqueous solution until they rebind to a filament. We use variants of driven lattice gas models to describe the interplay of their active movements, the unbound diffusion, and the binding/unbinding dynamics. If the motor concentration is large, motor-motor interactions become important and lead to a variety of cooperative traffic phenomena such as traffic jams on the filaments, boundary-induced phase transitions, and spontaneous symmetry breaking in systems with two species of motors. If the filament is surrounded by a large reservoir of motors, the jam length, i.e., the extension of the traffic jams is of the order of the walking distance. Much longer jams can be found in confined geometries such as tube-like compartments.

Stefan Klumpp; Melanie J. I. Müller; Reinhard Lipowsky

2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-organizing traffic lights at multiple-street intersections  

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Summary: Traffic light coordination is a complex problem. In this paper, we extend previous work on an abstract model of city traffic to allow for multiple street intersections. We test a self-organizing method in our model, showing that it is close to theoretical optima and superior to a traditional method of traffic light coordination. Abstract: The elementary cellular automaton following rule 184 can mimic particles flowing in one direction at a constant speed. This automaton can therefore model highway traffic. In a recent paper, we have incorporated intersections regulated by traffic lights to this model using exclusively elementary cellular automata. In such a paper, however, we only explored a rectangular grid. We now extend our model to more complex scenarios employing an hexagonal grid. This extension shows first that our model can readily incorporate multiple-way intersections and hence simulate complex scenarios. In addition, the current extension allows us to study and evaluate the behavior of two...

Gershenson, Carlos

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic air quality index  

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Abstract Vehicle emissions are responsible for a considerable share of urban air pollution concentrations. The traffic air quality index (TAQI) is proposed as a useful tool for evaluating air quality near roadways. The TAQI associates air quality with the equivalent emission from traffic sources and with street structure (roadway structure) as anthropogenic factors. The paper presents a method of determining the TAQI and defines the degrees of harmfulness of emitted pollution. It proposes a classification specifying a potential threat to human health based on the TAQI value and shows an example of calculating the TAQI value for real urban streets. It also considers the role that car traffic plays in creating a local UHI.

Zbigniew Bagie?ski

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency improvements utilising mass flow control and a ring topology in a district heating network  

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Abstract Heating and cooling have a major role in the energy sector, covering 46% of total final energy use worldwide. District heating (DH) is a significant technology for improving the energy efficiency of heating systems in communities, because it enables waste heat sources to be utilised economically and therefore significantly reduces the environmental impacts of power generation. As a result of new and more stringent construction regulations for buildings, the heat demands of individual buildings are decreasing and more energy-efficient heating systems have to be developed. In this study, the energy efficiency of a new DH system which includes both a new control system called mass flow control and a new network design called a ring network is examined. A topology in the Helsinki region is studied by using a commercial DH network modelling tool, Grades Heating. The district heating network is attached to a wood-burning heat station which has a heat recovery system in use. Examination is performed by means of both technical and economic analysis. The new non-linear temperature programme that is required is adopted for supply and return temperatures, which allows greater temperature cooling and smaller flow rates. Lower district heating water temperatures are essential when reducing the heat losses in the network and heat production. Mass flow control allows smaller pressure drops in the network and thus reduces the pumping power. The aim of this study was to determine the most energy-efficient DH water supply temperatures in the case network. If the ring network design is utilised, the district heating system is easier to control. As a result the total heat consumption within the heating season is reduced compared to traditional DH systems. On the basis of the results, the new DH system is significantly more energy-efficient in the case network that was examined than the traditional design. For example, average energy losses within the constraints (which consist of heat losses, pumping energy, and surplus energy from the heat recovery system) are reduced from 4.4% to 3.1%.

Tatu Laajalehto; Maunu Kuosa; Tapio Mäkilä; Markku Lampinen; Risto Lahdelma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Organized Network Flows  

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FPGA Based Real-time Network Traffic Analysis using Traffic Dispersion Patterns  

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The problem of Network Traffic Classification (NTC) has attracted significant amount of interest in the research community, offering a wide range of solutions at various levels. The core challenge is in addressing high amounts of traffic diversity found in today's networks. The problem becomes more challenging if a quick detection is required as in the case of identifying malicious network behavior or new applications like peer-to-peer traffic that have potential to quickly throttle the network bandwidth or cause significant damage. Recently, Traffic Dispersion Graphs (TDGs) have been introduced as a viable candidate for NTC. The TDGs work by forming a network wide communication graphs that embed characteristic patterns of underlying network applications. However, these patterns need to be quickly evaluated for mounting real-time response against them. This paper addresses these concerns and presents a novel solution for real-time analysis of Traffic Dispersion Metrics (TDMs) in the TDGs. We evaluate the dispersion metrics of interest and present a dedicated solution on an FPGA for their analysis. We also present analytical measures and empirically evaluate operating effectiveness of our design. The mapped design on Virtex-5 device can process 7.4 million packets/second for a TDG comprising of 10k flows at very high accuracies of over 96%.

Khan, F; Gokhale, M; Chuah, C N

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance and Cost  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Free Flow Power is working to enable American utilities to generate power from river sites not suited to conventional hydropower generation.

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Research on traffic impact analysis and organisation design optimisation for logistics park  

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This paper describes domestic and international research results and proposes a method system of logistics park traffic impact analysis and organisation design optimisation. Firstly, the basis of logistics park traffic impact analysis is studied, project position and impact scope are analysed. Secondly, we forecast logistics park traffic demand and analyse the adaptability of road section and logistics park. Moreover, on the basis of these, the paper confirms the implemental principle of traffic organisation design optimisation, put forward logistics park traffic organisation design optimisation model based on multi-agent and corresponding algorithm based on evolutionary algorithm. Finally, it uses traffic simulation to simulate the traffic flow of logistics park and gives quantitative traffic impact assessment by visual animation, based on these, traffic organisation advices are put forward so that the traffic problems can be effectively resolved. This paper, by using the proposed method before, takes Zhengzhou National Arterial Highway Logistics Park for empirical studies, combines macro planning software TransCAD and micro traffic simulation platform VISSIM to demonstrate the feasibility and workability of the method, it get good results; this can offer the reference to logistics park planning and design.

Wei Wang; Xuejun Feng; Jianyu Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Safety Traffic Improvements - Hanford Site  

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who live closer to work to use an alternate form of transportation, such as riding a bicycle or walking to work. Because Site employees and those doing business on the site need...

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Real-Time Traffic Maps  

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d. (2007). Barcelona Traffic Map. Barcelona. 2007. Berendt,Spatial Thinking with Geographic Maps: An Empirical Study.Data on Choropleth Maps in Series." Annals of the

Goldsberry, Kirk Patrick

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp | Department of Energy  

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp November 30, 2010 - 10:19am Addthis Red. Yellow. Green. What LED traffic signals don't say: Made in USA. That is changing. Dialight Corporation, an LED lighting manufacturer with U.S. corporate offices in Farmingdale, New Jersey, and a parent company based in the U.K., invested nearly $3 million into renovating their 75,000-square-foot production facility in Roxboro, North Carolina. With these improvements, Dialight's Roxboro plant is projected to scale up production by 400 percent. "Bringing manufacturing back to America is a win-win scenario," said Roy Burton, Dialight's Group Chief Executive. "We're helping the economy by creating new jobs, and at the same time we're finding it more

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Distributed Air Traffic Control : A Human Safety Perspective  

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The issues in air traffic control have so far been addressed with the intent to improve resource utilization and achieve an optimized solution with respect to fuel comsumption of aircrafts, efficient usage of the available airspace with minimal congestion related losses under various dynamic constraints. So the focus has almost always been more on smarter management of traffic to increase profits while human safety, though achieved in the process, we believe, has remained less seriously attended. This has become all the more important given that we have overburdened and overstressed air traffic controllers managing hundreds of airports and thousands of aircrafts per day. We propose a multiagent system based distributed approach to handle air traffic ensuring complete human (passenger) safety without removing any humans (ground controllers) from the loop thereby also retaining the earlier advantages in the new solution. The detailed design of the agent system, which will be easily interfacable with the existin...

Nikumbh, Sarvesh; Vartak, Rahul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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> REPLACE THIS LINE WITH YOUR PAPER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DOUBLE-CLICK HERE TO EDIT) < 1 Abstract--Self-organizing traffic jams are known to occur in  

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of self-organizing traffic jams. Specifically, the effect of ACC penetration rate on critical vehicle the question of how an increase in penetration of ACC-enabled vehicles in highway traffic alters the dynamics-form analytical solution helps simplify the study of the impact of increased ACC penetration on traffic flow

Brennan, Sean

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Ignition, cold flow improvers, additives offer options to boost diesel cetane  

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The options of investing in processing for cetane improvement, whether modifications to existing units or the construction of new units, can be costly. Additives are used to improve cetane quality. Depending on the function of the additive, the effect can be either direct or indirect. The following sections discuss some of the available additives and their applications and costs.

Collins, J.M.; Unzelman, G.H.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Reference Adaptive Control Framework for Real Time Traffic Management under Emergency Evacuation  

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to guide the real world traffic flow to evolve towards the desired states. Simulation studies provided, including nuclear plant crisis, hurricane, flooding, and fire, etc. For detailed discussions regarding

Ban, Xuegang "Jeff"

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Hanford Traffic Safety FAQs - Hanford Site  

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the safety pull outs are a place where the Benton County Sheriff and Hanford Patrol can conduct traffic safety operations or enhanced enforcement of traffic laws to increase...

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Analysis of internal and external energy flows associated with projected process improvements in biomass ethanol production  

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Possible improvements in biomass ethanol production are decribed involving heat-pumped distillation, ... anticipating some features of a technologically mature biomass ethanol process, as well as for comparing ethanol

Kevin Stone; Lee R. Lynd

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in commercial scale dry mill corn ethanol production using controlled flow cavitation and cellulose hydrolysis  

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During commercial-scale dry-mill ethanol production from corn, as much as 6 ... In this study, two methods to improve ethanol production during commercial-scale corn ethanol production were tested that release an...

David A. Ramirez-Cadavid; Oleg Kozyuk…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tilting for perfusion: Head-up position during cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves brain flow in a porcine model of cardiac arrest  

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AbstractIntroduction Cerebral perfusion is compromised during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We hypothesized that beneficial effects of gravity on the venous circulation during CPR performed in the head-up tilt (HUT) position would improve cerebral perfusion compared with supine or head-down tilt (HDT). Methods Twenty-two pigs were sedated, intubated, anesthetized, paralyzed and placed on a tilt table. After 6 min of untreated ventricular fibrillation (VF) CPR was performed on 14 pigs for 3 min with an automated CPR device called LUCAS (L) plus an impedance threshold device (ITD), followed by 5 min of L-CPR + ITD at 0° supine, 5 min at 30° HUT, and then 5 min at 30° HDT. Microspheres were used to measure organ blood flow in 8 pigs. L-CPR + ITD was performed on 8 additional pigs at 0°, 20°, 30°, 40°, and 50° HUT. Results Coronary perfusion pressure was 19 ± 2 mmHg at 0° vs. 30 ± 3 at 30° HUT (p Brain–blood flow was 0.19 ± 0.04 ml min?1 g?1 at 0° vs. 0.27 ± 0.04 at 30° HUT (p = 0.01) and 0.14 ± 0.06 at 30° HDT (p = 0.16). Heart blood flow was not significantly different between interventions. With 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50° HUT, ICP values were 21 ± 2, 16 ± 2, 10 ± 2, 5 ± 2, 0 ± 2, ?5 ± 2 respectively, (p brain flow whereas HUT significantly lowered ICP and improved cerebral perfusion. Further studies are warranted to explore this new resuscitation concept.

Guillaume Debaty; Sang Do Shin; Anja Metzger; Taeyun Kim; Hyun Ho Ryu; Jennifer Rees; Scott McKnite; Timothy Matsuura; Michael Lick; Demetris Yannopoulos; Keith Lurie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hybrid method combining JFPSO and probabilistic three-phase load flow for improving unbalanced voltages in distribution systems with photovoltaic generators  

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This paper presents a new hybrid method that combines jumping frog and particle swarm optimization and probabilistic three-phase load flow to improve unbalanced voltages in distribution systems with photovoltaic

F. J. Ruiz-Rodriguez; F. Jurado; M. Gomez-Gonzalez

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved  

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

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Tuning the weights in WFQ schedulers for the maximization of carried best effort traffic  

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Maga~na, Daniel Morat´o, Pravin Varaiya Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, a solution that could be applied to the huge variability of services and traffic types found in data networks effort traffic [9]. We show that even using a shortest-path routing protocol, a big improvement can

Varaiya, Pravin

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuations  

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There are many instances in which it is possible to plan ahead for an emergency evacuation (e.g., a chemical processing facility explosion). For those cases, if an accident were to happen, then the best evacuation plan for the prevailing network and weather conditions would be deployed. In other cases (e.g., the derailment of a train transporting hazardous materials), there may not be any previously developed plan to be implemented, and decisions must be made ad-hoc on how to proceed with an emergency evacuation. In both situations, the availability of real-time traffic information plays a critical role in the management of the evacuation operations. Due to cost constraints, only large urban areas have traffic sensor deployments that permit access to some sort of real-time traffic information; an evacuation taking place in other areas of the country would have to proceed without real-time traffic information. In order to improve operations during a vehicular emergency evacuation anywhere, a system of sensors that uses newly developed real-time traffic-information-gathering technologies to assess traffic conditions and to detect incidents on the main evacuation routes is presented in this paper. A series of tests, both in a controlled environment and in the field, were conducted to study the feasibility of such a system of traffic sensors and to assess its ability to provide real-time traffic information during an emergency evacuation. The results of these tests indicated that the prototype sensors are reliable and accurate for the type of application that is the focus of this paper.

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Li [Mississippi State University (MSU)] [Mississippi State University (MSU); Mahmoud, Anas M. [Mississippi State University (MSU)] [Mississippi State University (MSU)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Separate determination of PM10 emission factors of road traffic for tailpipe emissions and emissions from abrasion and resuspension processes  

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Little is known about the relevance of mechanically produced particles of road traffic from abrasion and resuspension processes in relation to the exhaust pipe particles. In this paper, emission factors of PM10 and PM1 for light and heavy-duty vehicles were derived for different representative traffic regimes from concentration differences of particles and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in ambient air upwind and downwind of busy roads, or alternatively of kerbsides and nearby background sites. Hereby, PM1 was interpreted as direct exhaust emissions and PM10-PM1 as mechanically produced emissions from abrasion and resuspension processes. The results show that abrasion and resuspension processes represent a significant part of the total primary PM10 emissions of road traffic. At sites with relatively undisturbed traffic flow they are in the same range as the exhaust pipe emissions. At sites with disturbed traffic flow due to traffic lights, emissions from abrasion/resuspension are even higher than those from the exhaust pipes.

Robert Gehrig; Matz Hill; Brigitte Buchmann; David Imhof; Ernest Weingartner; Urs Baltensperger

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LED traffic lights: New technology signals major energy savings  

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Using light-emitting diode technology to replace incandescent lamps in traffic signals promises energy savings upwards of 60 percent for each of the estimated quarter of a million controlled intersections in the United States. LED units use only 9 to 25 watts instead of the 67 to 150 watts used by each incandescent lamp. Though their first cost is relatively high, energy savings result in paybacks of 1 to 5 years. LED retrofit kits are available for red signal disks and arrows, and installations in several states have proven successful, although minor improvements are addressing concerns about varying light output and controller circuitry. Retrofitting green lamps is not yet feasible, because color standards of the Institute of Traffic Engineers cannot be met with existing LED technology. Yellow lamps have such low duty factors (they`re on only 3 percent of the time) that retrofitting with LED signals is not cost-effective. LEDs last much longer than incandescents, allowing municipalities to not only reduce their electricity bills, but to save on maintenance costs as well. As further incentive, some utilities are beginning to implement rebate programs for LED traffic signal retrofits. Full approval of LED units is still awaited from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE), the standard-setting body for traffic safety devices. Local and state governments ultimately decide what specifications to require for traffic lights, and the growing body of successful field experience with LEDs appears to be raising their comfort level with the technology. The California Department of Transportation is developing an LED traffic light specification, and two California utilities, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric, have provided rebates for some pilot installations.

Houghton, D.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

96

Preemption strategy for traffic signals at intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings  

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delay are given less consideration or ignored completely. Consequently, state-of-the-practice strategies may cause serious pedestrian safety and efficiency problems at IHRGCs. Therefore, there is a definite need for research on how to improve traffic...

Cho, Hanseon

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan  

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan in IP Traffic Yousra Chabchoub , Christine Fricker and Philippe to detect port scan attacks in IP traffic. Only relevant information about destination IP addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

98

Modeling and Detection of Content and Packet Flow Anomalies at Enterprise Network Gateway  

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This dissertation investigates modeling techniques and computing algorithms for detection of anomalous contents and traffic flows of ingress Internet traffic at an enterprise network gateway. Anomalous contents refer to a large volume of ingress...

Lin, Sheng-Ya

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

99

Dynamic Rate and Power Allocation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Elastic and Inelastic Traffic  

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In this paper, we focus on the problem of dynamic rate and power allocation in wireless ad hoc networks with slow-fading channels, where a mixture of elastic and inelastic traffic is supported. A stochastic optimization problem incorporating the quality ... Keywords: Dynamic resource allocation, Elastic flows, Inelastic flows, Particle swarm optimization (PSO), QoS requirements, Stochastic duality theory

Fei Wang; Xiaofeng Liao; Songtao Guo; Hongyu Huang; Tingwen Huang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of traffic signal controller transition methods  

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A coordinated signal system achieves the best traffic progression when the signal plans are optimized at the correct offsets and intervals. When traffic conditions change and a transition to a new timing plan is warranted, it is important to reach...

Hamilton, Curtis Lloyd

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes  

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Topeka, Kansas has activated the first of three key traffic corridors to receive a "green light tunnel," a real-time adaptive traffic signal system that synchronizes signals to create a series of...

102

Traffic tolerance and recovery of bermudagrass  

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fertility regimes. Research is needed to determine the influence of bermudagrass cultivar, mowing regime, and nitrogen fertility on traffic tolerance. Research conducted at Texas A&M Univeristy studied the traffic tolerance of Tifsport, GN-1, Princess...

Robinson, William Dustan

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

103

Integration of streaming and elastic traffic: a fixed point approach  

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We present a fixed point approach to evaluate the quality of service of streaming traffic multiplexed with elastic traffic in multi-service networks. First, we handle elastic traffic and streaming traffic separately, and then we derive a general fixed ... Keywords: elastic traffic, fixed point, quality of service, streaming traffic

H. Hassan; O. Brun; J. M. Garcia; D. Gauchard

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Traffic Management System Performance November 11, 2002  

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Traffic Management System Performance November 11, 2002 David Levinson1 Wei Chen2 Department uses regression analysis to evaluate long-run traffic management system performance. Three important traffic management systems in the Twin Cities metro area - Ramp Metering, Variable Message Signs (VMS

Levinson, David M.

105

Pressemitteilung Graduiertenkolleg Automatismen Media Transatlantic IV Traffic.  

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Pressemitteilung Graduiertenkolleg Automatismen Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic. Internationale untersuchen anlässlich der Tagung Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic an der Universität Paderborn die verselbstständigende und somit zunehmend unkontrollierbare Strukturen entstehen. Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic ist

Paderborn, Universität

106

FAQS Qualification Card - Transportation and Traffic Management |  

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Transportation and Traffic Management Transportation and Traffic Management FAQS Qualification Card - Transportation and Traffic Management A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-TransportationAndTrafficManagement.docx Description Transportation and Traffic Management Qualification Card

107

Atypical Behavior Identification in Large Scale Network Traffic  

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Cyber analysts are faced with the daunting challenge of identifying exploits and threats within potentially billions of daily records of network traffic. Enterprise-wide cyber traffic involves hundreds of millions of distinct IP addresses and results in data sets ranging from terabytes to petabytes of raw data. Creating behavioral models and identifying trends based on those models requires data intensive architectures and techniques that can scale as data volume increases. Analysts need scalable visualization methods that foster interactive exploration of data and enable identification of behavioral anomalies. Developers must carefully consider application design, storage, processing, and display to provide usability and interactivity with large-scale data. We present an application that highlights atypical behavior in enterprise network flow records. This is accomplished by utilizing data intensive architectures to store the data, aggregation techniques to optimize data access, statistical techniques to characterize behavior, and a visual analytic environment to render the behavioral trends, highlight atypical activity, and allow for exploration.

Best, Daniel M.; Hafen, Ryan P.; Olsen, Bryan K.; Pike, William A.

2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

108

Bicycle traffic planning and design criteria  

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BICYCLE TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITERIA A Thesis JHIRASAK VATHANA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Major Subject...: Interdisciplinary Engineering BICYCLE TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITER1A A Thesis DHIRASAK VATHANA Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee (Head of epartment) j 'j (Memb ) (Member) (Member) May l975 ABSTRACT Bicycle Traffic Planning...

Vathana, Jhirasak

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Mobile Traffic Management System Test Deployment  

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BERKELEY Mobile Traf?c Management System Test DeploymentHIGHWAYS MOBILE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEST DEPLOYMENTMobile Transportation Management System (MTMS). This new and

Gerfen, Jeffrey Brian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

FAQS Reference Guide – Transportation and Traffic Management  

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This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the September 2002 edition of DOE-STD-1155-2002, Transportation and Traffic Functional Area Qualification Standard.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applying dynamic flow-density Sample Search...  

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Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 17 Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Flow Estimation under Congested Traffic Conditions Xuesong Zhou Summary: for the...

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp | Department of Energy  

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp November 30, 2010 - 10:19am Addthis Red. Yellow. Green. What LED traffic signals don't say: Made...

113

The Stiff Is Moving---Conjugate Direction Frank-Wolfe Methods with Applications to Traffic Assignment*  

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We present versions of the Frank-Wolfe method for linearly constrained convex programs, in which consecutive search directions are made conjugate. Preliminary computational studies in a MATLAB environment applying pure Frank-Wolfe, conjugate direction ... Keywords: conjugate directions, multicommodity flow, traffic assignment

Maria Mitradjieva; Per Olov Lindberg

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

BLINC: Multilevel Traffic Classification in the Dark  

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the dark" ­ No port numbers ­ No payload web streaming P2P #12;3 The problem of workload characterizationBLINC: Multilevel Traffic Classification in the Dark Thomas Karagiannis, UC Riverside Konstantina ­ Why in the dark? · Traffic profiling based on TCP/UDP ports ­ Misleading · Payload

Rajamani, Sriram K.

115

Rapid Model Parameterization from Traffic Measurements  

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Rapid Model Parameterization from Traffic Measurements KUN-CHAN LAN and JOHN HEIDEMANN USC Information Sciences Institute The utility of simulations and analysis heavily relies on good models. In this paper, we describe approaches and tools that support rapid parameterization of traffic models from live

Heidemann, John

116

Solutions for traffic lights intersections control  

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This work aims to achieve a program that operates the traffic light of intersections with TwidoSoft programming language. The order of priority between traffic rules is implemented in machine specific language TwidoSoft. Keywords: PLC TWIDO, ladder, programming

Marius-Constantin Popescu; Constantin Ranea; Mircea Grigoriu

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes  

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Topeka, KS has activated the first of three key traffic corridors to receive a "green light tunnel," a real-time adaptive traffic signal system that synchronizes signals to create a series of green lights for motorists. The result is fewer stops, less travel time and -- most importantly -- a lot of saved gasoline.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

A Seminal Case Study on Application of Last Planner System with Cash Flow Data for Improvements in Construction Management Practices  

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by Results (MBR), and analyzes a case where these two theories are combined with the goal of improving construction practices. This research compares an eight month schedule in a construction project and relates Percentage of Planned activities Completed...

Lagoo, Nishi

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

119

Design and implementation of a continuous improvement framework, focusing on material and information flow, for the manufacturing of organic photovoltaics  

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Konarka Technologies is an organic photo voltaic solar panel manufacturing startup and is currently in the process of ramping up their production volumes. The MIT team has worked on numerous improvement activities that ...

Gogineni, Susheel Teja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Fermilab | Traffic Safety at Fermilab |  

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Photo of Street Sign: No Cell Phones While Driving Photo of Street Sign: No Cell Phones While Driving Remember: No on-site cell phone use while driving. Speed limits: Don't let warm weather give you a lead foot The roads are clear, the sun is bright, and the urge to drive a little faster is lurking in the back of our minds. We have our sunglasses on and are flexing our hands in our driving gloves. But before you hit the accelerator take five seconds and think. Remember that posted speeds on site take into consideration visibility, road width and conditions, traffic patterns and other safety factors. Double yellow lines and warning signs are posted to augment safety considerations in that area as well. Fermilab has adopted, as a minimum standard, portions of the State of Illinois Vehicle Code and the Rules of the Road. These are the same

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Online Vehicle Detection For Estimating Traffic Status  

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We propose a traffic congestion estimation system based on unsupervised on-line learning algorithm. The system does not rely on background extraction or motion detection. It extracts local features inside detection regions of variable size which are drawn on lanes in advance. The extracted features are then clustered into two classes using K-means and Gaussian Mixture Models(GMM). A Bayes classifier is used to detect vehicles according to the previous cluster information which keeps updated whenever system is running by on-line EM algorithm. Experimental result shows that our system can be adapted to various traffic scenes for estimating traffic status.

Lai, Ranch Y Q

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Improving the performance of BITNET  

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-flowl Input flow of 16-floir2 Input flow of 16-flow3 Input flow of 21-floiv2 112 113 TABLE XV1 Page LXII Tarriff for different capacities LXIII Distance between each node in BITNET LXIV Traffic between each node in BITNET 128 131 147 X%11... because the flows in the network are infeasible (in this thesis, we define f, & 0. 99C, for some i as "infeasible" ). However, the Phase. 1 algorithm for the non-bifurcsted FD algorithm is not explicitly stated in reference [3) (their remark...

Ku, Chih-Hsiung

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

123

Active traffic management on road networks: a macroscopic approach  

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...Active traffic management on road networks: a macroscopic approach Alex A. Kurzhanskiy...and Computer Sciences, University...Active traffic management (ATM) is the...by National Science Foundation Award...Active traffic management on road networks: a macroscopic approach. | Active traffic...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Fermilab | Traffic Safety at Fermilab | Resources  

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Resources Resources Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Families Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks Pedestrian Safety @ Fermilab Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Take the Share The Road Quiz DuPage County Bike Maps Kane County Bike Maps League of Illinois Bicyclists State of Illinois Regional Bike Maps Rules and regulations: Fermilab traffic rules (FESHM 9010) Fermilab Today article on traffic safety on site, March 1, 2010 Illinois Rules of the Road Illinois ban of cell phone use while driving in school and construction zones (Illinois House Bill 72, passed August 6, 2009): Traffic safety: Illinois traffic safety publications Studies on distracted driving and cell-phone use while driving: http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/Distracted_Driving/Pages/distracted_driving.aspx

125

Traffic Safety Culture Center for Transportation Safety  

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generally opposed to raising the state's gasoline tax to pay for new roads or to make the roads safer. The Texas Traffic Safety Culture Survey was conducted at ten driver license stations operated by the Texas

126

A Resource-minimalist Flow Size Histogram Estimator UMass Technical Report TR-29-2008  

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1, Tao Ye2, and Don Towsley1 1Computer Science Department 2Sprint University of Massachusetts One such as traffic profiling, and aids fast detection of security attacks. In this work we refer to this histogram of classifying packet traffic into flows. Because as many as half a billion flows arrive every hour

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

127

Marginal costs of freeway traffic congestion with on-road pollution exposure externality  

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Traffic congestion On-road In-vehicle Pollution exposure Vehicle emissions a b s t r a c t The health cost improvements. When considering distinct vehicle classes, inclusion of on-road exposure costs greatly increases heavy-duty vehicle marginal costs because of their higher emissions rates and greater roadway capacity

Bertini, Robert L.

128

Rate-distortion analysis and traffic modeling of scalable video coders  

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performance for video transmission based on the characteristics of existing video traffic. Rate-distortion (R-D) based schemes are often applied to improve and stabilize video quality; however, the lack of R-D modeling of scalable coders limits...

Dai, Min

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

129

Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey  

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Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey with side parking to an off-road bicycle trail, with smaller changes associated with less dramatic improvements. Ã? 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Bicycling; Stated preference; Adaptive stated

Levinson, David M.

130

Use of the GranuFlow Process in Coal Preparation Plants to Improve Energy Recovery and Reduce Coal Processing Wastes  

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With the increasing use of screen-bowl centrifuges in today's fine coal cleaning circuits, a significant amount of low-ash, high-Btu coal can be lost during the dewatering step due to the difficulty in capturing coal of this size consist (< 100 mesh or 0.15mm). The GranuFlow{trademark} technology, developed and patented by an in-house research group at DOE-NETL, involves the addition of an emulsified mixture of high-molecular-weight hydrocarbons to a slurry of finesized coal before cleaning and/or mechanical dewatering. The binder selectively agglomerates the coal, but not the clays or other mineral matter. In practice, the binder is applied so as to contact the finest possible size fraction first (for example, froth flotation product) as agglomeration of this fraction produces the best result for a given concentration of binder. Increasing the size consist of the fine-sized coal stream reduces the loss of coal solids to the waste effluent streams from the screen bowl centrifuge circuit. In addition, the agglomerated coal dewaters better and is less dusty. The binder can also serve as a flotation conditioner and may provide freeze protection. The overall objective of the project is to generate all necessary information and data required to commercialize the GranuFlow{trademark} Technology. The technology was evaluated under full-scale operating conditions at three commercial coal preparation plants to determine operating performance and economics. The handling, storage, and combustion properties of the coal produced by this process were compared to untreated coal during a power plant combustion test.

Glenn A. Shirey; David J. Akers

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

131

A mesoscopic view of speed, flow, density, and distance relationships  

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indicates the fact that the model considers the microscopic characteristics of the traffic stream while analyzing the macroscopic impact of these characteristics. The model consists of three distinct regimes. The first regime describes uncongested flow...

Vaughn, Kenneth Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

132

Prediction of traffic flow for real-time control  

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no God-justifying purpose. The first conjunct, he says, cannot be reasonably denied. Thus, Wykstra attacks the second conjunct. To do so, Wykstra rehashes Rowe's presentation and specifically notes that Rowe is committed to the claim... from the atheistic claim of logical incompatibility to a claim of an evidentially supported incompatibility. That is, the evil in this world provides evidence that an all-powerful and all-loving God does not exist. The roots of this shift...

Chandrasekaran, Priya

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

133

Traffic flow reconstruction using mobile sensors and loop detector data  

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sector). Given the high penetration rate of cellular phonesassuming different penetration rates and sampling rates).1 and 3. For low penetration rates (cases 1 and 2), the

Herrera, Juan C; Bayen, Alexandre M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Statewide Traffic Flow Data: Probe Vehicle Study for  

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(Bluetooth reader)! · Hybrid Methods! #12;Iowa DOT Data Needs Need Area! Examples! Planning applications-time! Granular! Large geographic area! No infrastructure deployment! Con! Con! Limited geographic area! Comm infrastructure needs! Capital costs! O&M costs! Time lag! Less robust in low volumes! No volume data! Ongoing

Minnesota, University of

135

Improving the Sensitivity of Mass Spectrometry by Using a New Sheath Flow Electrospray Emitter Array at Subambient Pressures  

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Arrays of chemically etched emitters with individualized sheath gas capillaries have been developed to enhance electrospray ionization (ESI) at subambient pressures. By including an emitter array in a subambient pressure ionization with nanoelectrospray (SPIN) source, ionization and transmission efficiency can be maximized allowing for increased sensitivity in mass spectrometric analyses. The SPIN source eliminates the major ion losses at conventional ESI-mass spectrometry (MS) interface by placing the emitter in the first vacuum region of the instrument. To facilitate stable electrospray currents in such conditions we have developed an improved emitter array with individualized sheath gas around each emitter. The utility of the new emitter arrays for generating stable multi-electrosprays at subambient pressures was probed by coupling the emitter array/SPIN source with a time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometer. The instrument sensitivity was compared between single emitter/SPIN-MS and multi-emitter/SPIN-MS configurations using an equimolar solution of 9 peptides. An increase in sensitivity correlative to the number of emitters in the array was observed.

Cox, Jonathan T.; Marginean, Ioan; Kelly, Ryan T.; Smith, Richard D.; Tang, Keqi

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Influence of avenue-trees on air quality at the urban neighborhood scale. Part II: Traffic pollutant concentrations at pedestrian level  

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Abstract Flow and dispersion of traffic-emitted pollutants were studied in a generic urban neighborhood for various avenue-tree layouts by employing 3D steady RANS simulations with the realizable k-? turbulence model. In comparison to the tree-free situation quantitative and qualitative changes with flow reversal in the wind field were observed. Low to moderate increases (air quality assessment.

Christof Gromke; Bert Blocken

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Review: constraint programming for air traffic management: A survey1  

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Air traffic management (ATM) under its current paradigm is reaching its structural limits considering the continuously growing demand. The need for a decrease in traffic workload opens numerous problems for optimization, from capacity balancing to conflict ...

Cyril Allignol; Nicolas Barnier; Pierre Flener; Justin Pearson

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Traffic Analysis Attacks and Defenses in Low Latency Anonymous Communication  

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Traffic Analysis Attacks and Defenses in Low Latency Anonymous Communication Sambuddho Chakravarty #12;ABSTRACT Traffic Analysis Attacks and Defenses in Low Latency Anonymous Communication Sambuddho the true network identity of com- municating parties against eavesdropping adversaries. Tor, acronym

Keromytis, Angelos D.

139

Fact #581: July 27, 2009 Fuel Wasted in Traffic Congestion  

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The researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute have recently published new estimates of the effects of traffic congestion. Nearly 3 billion gallons of fuel is wasted each year due to traffic...

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Green Wave Traffic Optimization A Survey Andreas Warberg  

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Green Wave Traffic Optimization ­ A Survey Andreas Warberg Jesper Larsen Rene Munk Jørgensen)) show traffic has increased by 50% since the 80's and that cars and busses are responsible for more than

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141

Cloud-Based Air Traffic Management Announcement | GE Global Research  

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Works to Bring Air Traffic Management Into "The Cloud" GE Works to Bring Air Traffic Management Into "The Cloud" A global leader in avionics and software development, the General...

142

Dynamic Traffic Assignment Incorporating Commuters’ Trip Chaining Behavior  

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DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT INCORPORATING COMMUTERS’ TRIP CHAINING BEHAVIOR A Thesis by WEN WANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2011 Major Subject: Civil Engineering Dynamic Traffic Assignment Incorporating Commuters’ Trip Chaining Behavior Copyright 2011 Wen Wang DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT...

Wang, Wen

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

143

Rapid model parameterization from traffic measurements Kun-chan Lan  

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Rapid model parameterization from traffic measurements Kun-chan Lan USC Information Sciences, 2002 Abstract The utility of simulations and analysis heavily relies on good models of network traffic describe approaches and tools that support rapid pa- rameterization of traffic models from live network mea

Heidemann, John

144

Identify and Visualize Differences in Traffic Data Zhonghua Xi*  

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Identify and Visualize Differences in Traffic Data Zhonghua Xi* , Jyh-Ming Lien* , Yi-Chang Chiu visualization is developed to automatically search for events of interest using quantitative metrics, while also relies on traffic analysis. Traffic analysis can be approached as a problem of searching for trends

Lien, Jyh-Ming

145

VEHICLE EMISSIONS AND TRAFFIC MEASURES: EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF FIELD  

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VEHICLE EMISSIONS AND TRAFFIC MEASURES: EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF FIELD OBSERVATIONS AT SIGNALIZED between vehicle emissions and traffic control measures is an important step toward reducing the potential roadway design and traffic control, have the ability to reduce vehicle emissions. However, current vehicle

Frey, H. Christopher

146

How to Validate Traffic Generators? Sandor Molnar1  

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How to Validate Traffic Generators? S�andor Moln�ar1 , P�eter Megyesi High Speed Networks Lab: geza.szabo@ericsson.com Abstract--Network traffic generators are widely used in net- working research to validate these traffic generators and which metric to choose for validation purpose. This situation makes

Molnár, Sándor

147

Media Transatlantic IV Traffic March 29 31, 2012  

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Conference Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic March 29 ­ 31, 2012 University of Paderborn, Germany . d e / r t g - a u t o m a t i s m s Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic Graduiertenkolleg Automatismen;Conference Media Transatlantic IV ­ Traffic March 29 ­ 31, 2012 University of Paderborn, Germany Room B 3

Paderborn, Universität

148

Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota  

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Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota transitways of Transportation (MnDOT) to develop guidelines and analyze information collected in bicycle and pedestrian traffic methods for monitoring and assessing bicycle and pedestrian traffic that can be used in both permanent

Minnesota, University of

149

Tuning RED for Web Traffic* Mikkel Christiansen,**  

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139 Tuning RED for Web Traffic* Mikkel Christiansen,** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/dirt Abstract We study the effects of RED on the performance of Web -- response time for HTTP request-response pairs. We empirically evaluate RED across a range of parameter

Jeffay, Kevin

150

DEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT  

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of the response of travelers to real-time pre- trip information. The demand simulator is an extension of dynamicDEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT Constantinos Antoniou, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Michel Bierlaire, and Rabi Mishalani Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Abstract

Bierlaire, Michel

151

Performance Analysis of Isolated Intersection Traffic Signals  

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This dissertation analyzes two unsolved problems to fulfill the gap in the literature: (1). What is the vehicle delay and intersection capacity considering left-turn traffic at a pre-timed signal? (2). What are the mean and variance of delay...

Yin, Kai

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

TRAFFIC CONGESTION PRICING METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES  

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be differentiated by time of day, road type and vehicle characteristics, and even set in real time according for passenger and freight transportation. The European UNITE project estimated the costs of traffic congestion in the UK to be 15 billion/yr. or 1.5% of GDP (Nash et al., 2003). For France and Germany the estimates were

Boyer, Edmond

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Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?  

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This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...

Deen, Sophia 1988-

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp | Department of Energy  

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp November 29, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis LED traffic lights are assembled at Dialight’s factory in Roxboro, N.C. The company has expanded production at the facility, adding more than 100 jobs over the past two years. | Photo Courtesy of Dialight LED traffic lights are assembled at Dialight's factory in Roxboro, N.C. The company has expanded production at the facility, adding more than 100 jobs over the past two years. | Photo Courtesy of Dialight Lindsay Gsell LED traffic lights are assembled at Dialight's factory in Roxboro, N.C. The company has expanded production at the facility, adding more than 100 jobs over the past two years. Red. Yellow. Green. What LED traffic signals don't say: Made in USA.

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Load balancing and adaptive scheduling for data intensive prioritised traffic in multi-radio multi-channel wireless mesh networks  

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In recent times, wireless technology has emerged as a key technology for many data intensive applications such as Video on Demand (VoD), Voice over IP (VoIP), high speed internet access, video conferencing, etc. All these applications require high data rate so that data can be transmitted to the end users in a prioritised manner. The underlying system that suits these applications better is the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN), because it is a special type of network which is cost effective, resilient and adaptive. To preserve the Quality of Service (QoS) for all these applications, in this paper, we propose a Load Balancing and Adaptive Scheduling (LBAS) algorithm for data intensive prioritised traffic in WMNs. To schedule the incoming traffic, the Available Capacity (AC) and Load Index (LI) of each link is calculated. A new Cost Evaluation Function (CEF) is defined based upon the values of AC and LI. Each traffic flow is also associated with Rate Index (RI) and Delay Estimation (DE). Each link has lower and upper bounds on AC, and as soon as the load on a particular link crosses these bounds, the load is transferred to another link dynamically at run time. Higher priority traffic will be assigned to the link having high value of AC to minimise DE, and simultaneously, a matrix for LI is also constructed. This matrix is used to keep track of the system load at run time, so that scheduling can be done for the incoming traffic in a prioritised manner based upon the values of AC and LI. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated using simulations on ns-2 with respect to various metrics. The results obtained show that the proposed algorithm is quite effective for balancing the load of multiclass traffic flows.

Neeraj Kumar; Naveen Chilamkurti; Jong Hyouk Park; Doo Soon Park

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handshake and Circulation Flow Control in Nanaphotonic Interconnects  

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handshake schemes improve network throughput by up to 11x under synthetic workloads. With the extracted trace traffic from real applications, the handshake schemes can reduce the communication delay by up to 55%. The basic handshake schemes add only 0...

Jayabalan, Jagadish

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Road Transport Elasticity: How Fuel Price Changes can Affect Traffic Demand on a Toll Motorway  

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Abstract The crisis beginning in late 2008 in Greece, and still in progress, led the Greek Government to undertake a particularly harsh program under the joint auspices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union and the European Central Bank, aimed at restoring the primary budget surplus. The implementation of such a financial program has dramatically increased fuel taxes - about 82% for unleaded and 31% for diesel – also producing a serious impact on road traffic demand. Starting from the above framework, this paper describes the main outcomes of a study aimed at identifying, assessing and forecasting the effects of fuel prices and tax changes on traffic flows along a 365 km toll motorway corridor project connecting Athens to Tsakona, in the South-West of the Peloponnese.

Antonio Musso; Cristiana Piccioni; Michele Tozzi; Gilles Godard; Alexandre Lapeyre; Kostas Papandreou

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved solid aerosol generator  

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An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management | Department of Energy  

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FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management September 20, 2012 Presenter: Mark DeNicuolo, Manager Performance and Analyses Air Traffic Organization Safety and Technical Training Federal Aviation Administration Topics Covered: En Route centers handle 40.5 million aircraft per year FAA/contract towers handle: - 51.2 million airport operations - 39 million instrument operations 732 million passenger enplanements Over 5,000 civil, public-use airports Approximately 33,300 ATO employees - More than 15,000 air traffic controllers - More than 7,000 technicians and engineers 21 ARTCCs, 513 ATCTs, 17 FSSs, 3 AFSSs FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management More Documents & Publications FAQS Reference Guide - Aviation Manager

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Optimization Online - Ship Traffic Optimization for the Kiel Canal  

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Dec 1, 2014 ... ... optimization problem which we call the ship traffic control problem (STCP). ... We offer a unified view of routing and scheduling which blends ...

Elisabeth Lübbecke

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Safe Communities Texans Discovering Traffic Safety Solutions  

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/ Posters Concentrating on Driving Poster Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety www in America through education, research, and grassroots activism. www.crashprevention.org Drive Now, Talk

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Energy-efficiency of Drop-and-Continue Traffic Grooming  

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This paper evaluates the energy-saving achievable by performing traffic grooming in WDM networks with drop-and-continue node architecture. Different grooming strategies are compared in...

Farahmand, Farid; Cerutti, Isabella; Hasan, Mohammad M; Jue, Jason P

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Energy Efficient Grooming of Scheduled Sub-wavelength Traffic Demands  

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We investigate how awareness of demand holding times can be exploited for energy efficient traffic grooming in optical networks. We present an optimal formulation for minimizing the...

Chen, Ying; Jaekel, Arunita

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Decision Fusion of Hyperspectral and SAR data for Trafficability Assessment  

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Decision Fusion of Hyperspectral and SAR data for Trafficability Assessment Capt. Pierre Chouinard assessment. To perform the assessment, different types of classification on the two data sets were performed of using both HSI and SAR data in trafficability assessment. Keywords-component; Decision Fusion

Kerekes, John

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Deriving traffic demands for operational IP networks: methodology and experience  

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Engineering a large IP backbone network without an accurate network-wide view of the traffic demands is challenging. Shifts in user behavior, changes in routing policies, and failures of network elements can result in significant (and sudden) fluctuations ... Keywords: Internet, measurement, routing, traffic engineering

Anja Feldmann; Albert Greenberg; Carsten Lund; Nick Reingold; Jennifer Rexford; Fred True

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualising Internet Traffic Data with Three-Dimensional Spherical Display  

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successful in this respect has proven to give good predictions about structural features of the InternetVisualising Internet Traffic Data with Three-Dimensional Spherical Display Ben Yip1 , Shea Goyette1 of visualising internet traffic data using the underlying spherical nature of the globe. The method uses data

Hong,Seokhee

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Visual traffic surveillance framework: classification to event detection  

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effective. Traffic surveil- lance systems with the ability to detect, count, and classify vehicles can systems. However, vehicle classification poses a difficult problem as vehicles have high intra- class into a unified traffic surveillance system for on- line classification of vehicles, which uses tracking results

Nicolescu, Mircea

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User-driven dynamic traffic prioritization for home networks  

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Network contention in a multi-user home setting can degrade performance for all participants. To maximize user experience, we propose that traffic be prioritized based on the specific activity of the user: the more a user interacts with an application ... Keywords: home networks, prioritization, quality of service, traffic shaping

Jake Martin; Nick Feamster

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Road traffic noise mapping in Guangzhou using GIS and GPS  

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Abstract The primary objective of this study is to develop day and night road traffic noise maps for Guangzhou using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). First, as speed-density relation is used to estimate the traffic volume from GPS data collected from floating cars. Meanwhile, the attributes of the roads and buildings are automatically exported from GIS. Second, a single vehicle noise emission model is combined with a noise propagation model to formulate a regional traffic noise calculation model that accounts for the traffic noise attenuation in an urban area. The algorithm is optimized by intelligently dividing the computational grids, filtering the traffic noise sources automatically and performing a quick index of the estimation objects. Finally, the day and night road traffic noise levels in Guangzhou are estimated to create two traffic noise maps. The accuracy of the developed algorithm is validated by conducting a traffic noise monitoring experiment in several districts of Guangzhou with different road types. The results show that the average error between the estimated and measured values is below 2.0 dB.

Ming Cai; Jingfang Zou; Jiemin Xie; Xialin Ma

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LED traffic signals: A market transformation opportunity assessment  

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This report examines the feasibility and appropriateness of market intervention strategies to increase the penetration of LED traffic signals, which offer large energy savings and other benefits relative to existing incandescent traffic signals. It presents the state of the technology and some of the technical challenges that remain. Prepared for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.

Suozzo, M.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A traffic shaping optimization methodology for web systems  

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In recent years, computer networks have been characterized by heterogeneous traffic and dynamic management of different kinds of services. The web and network requirements have increased within time and, since bandwidth is limited, it becomes necessary ... Keywords: QoS, internet services, optimization, traffic shaping, world wide web

Caio Mesquita; Ulisses Cavalca; Adriano C.M. Pereira; Eduardo G. Carrano

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - annual average daily traffic Sample Search...  

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Data Systems 2000. Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic on the California State... Lockout and Non-Lockout Weekdays Average Daily Traffic Volume (vehday) All Cars Trucks ......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - average daily traffic Sample Search Results  

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Data Systems 2000. Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic on the California State... Lockout and Non-Lockout Weekdays Average Daily Traffic Volume (vehday) All Cars Trucks...

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Traffic Loss-Based Lightpath Reconfiguration in the Smart Grid Communication Network  

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In order to reduce traffic loss during the lightpath reconfiguration process in the Smart Grid communication network, an Accumulative Traffic Loss (ATL) algorithm is proposed and...

Wang, Hongchuan; Guo, Wei; Hu, Weisheng

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Ohio Town Installing 'Green' Traffic Signals | Department of Energy  

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Ohio Town Installing 'Green' Traffic Signals Ohio Town Installing 'Green' Traffic Signals Ohio Town Installing 'Green' Traffic Signals January 20, 2010 - 3:57pm Addthis Elyria, Ohio, is getting a little greener. Mayor William M. Grace recently confirmed that staff will replace traditional traffic lights with 288 energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes), saving the town energy and money. "We are definitely doing this, we are going to switch out all the traffic lights in town," Elyria's mayor says. Replacing light bulbs with LEDs will mean substantial savings. That's because these small, solid bulbs can last up to 10 times longer than traditional lights and require considerably less energy. "This gives us the opportunity to change, we expect to realize considerable savings," the mayor says.

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Dealing with Short TCP Flows: A Survey of Mice in Elephant Shoes  

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Dealing with Short TCP Flows: A Survey of Mice in Elephant Shoes Janardhan R. Iyengar, Armando L of the traffic on the Internet is carried by a small number of large flows (elephants), while most of the flows used for reliable web transfers. TCP was originally designed for elephants, where a sender probes

Iyengar, Janardhan

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Solving the Traffic and Flitter Challenges with Tulip Award Traffic Mini Challenge: Innovative Visualization and Excellent Description  

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Solving the Traffic and Flitter Challenges with Tulip Award Traffic Mini Challenge: Innovative Visualization and Excellent Description Award Flitter Mini Challenge: Representation of Uncertainty in Rules, while the vertical axis encodes the employee ID and IP address. The horizontal lines in the grid group

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Integration of an Aggregate Flow Model with a Traffic Flow Simulator  

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Evaluation Tool (FACET). Using delay predictions, system metrics, and a visualization of the aggregated) solutions for weather disturbances. I. Introduction A. The Need for System Modeling. TFM initiatives

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A trade-off analysis between penetration rate and sampling frequency of mobile sensors in traffic state estimation  

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Abstract The rapid-growth of smartphones with embedded navigation systems such as GPS modules provides new ways of monitoring traffic. These devices can register and send a great amount of traffic related data, which can be used for traffic state estimation. In such a case, the amount of data collected depends on two variables: the penetration rate of devices in traffic flow (P) and their data sampling frequency (z). Referring to data composition as the way certain number of observations is collected, in terms of P and z, we need to understand the relation between the amount and composition of data collected, and the accuracy achieved in traffic state estimation. This was accomplished through an in-depth analysis of two datasets of vehicle trajectories on freeways. The first dataset consists of trajectories over a real freeway, while the second dataset is obtained through microsimulation. Hypothetical scenarios of data sent by equipped vehicles were created, based on the composition of data collected. Different values of P and z were used, and each unique combination defined a specific scenario. Traffic states were estimated through two simple methods, and a more advanced one that incorporates traffic flow theory. A measure to quantify data to be collected was proposed, based on travel time, number of vehicles, penetration rate and sampling frequency. The error was below 6% for every scenario in each dataset. Also, increasing data reduced variability in data count estimation. The performance of the different estimation methods varied through each dataset and scenario. Since the same number of observations can be gathered with different combinations of P and z, the effect of data composition was analyzed (a trade-off between penetration rate and sampling frequency). Different situations were found. In some, an increase in penetration rate is more effective to reduce estimation error than an increase in sampling frequency, considering an equal increase in observations. In other areas, the opposite relationship was found. Between these areas, an indifference curve was found. In fact, this curve is the solution to the optimization problem of minimizing the error given any fixed number of observations. As a general result, increasing sampling frequency (penetration rate) is more beneficial when the current sampling frequency (penetration rate) is low, independent of the penetration rate (sampling frequency).

Christopher Bucknell; Juan C. Herrera

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Improved aethalometer  

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An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Author's personal copy Impacts of freeway traffic conditions on in-vehicle exposure to ultrafine  

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particulate matter (Health Effects Institute, 2010). Traffic congestion, in particular, has been cited

Bertini, Robert L.

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Using Vehicular Networks to Collect Common Traffic Data Mohammad Hadi Arbabi and Michele C. Weigle  

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that with 100% penetration rate, our methods can collect precise traffic data and that even with low penetration rates or low density traffic, we can collect high quality estimates of travel times, time mean speeds. A TO can also report good estimates of traffic data in low penetration or low density traffic situations. 2

Weigle, Michele

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic emission Sample Search Results  

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emission Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air traffic emission...

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Responding to the Unexpected: Traffic Research in the Wake of Bridge Collapseg p  

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;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;T ffi R h Q tiTraffic Research Questions · Natural Experimentation Site · Bridge Collapse / ReopenResponding to the Unexpected: Traffic Research in the Wake of Bridge Collapseg p Henry Liu, Ph of the Mississippi River Bridge Collapse #12;Freeway Traffic VolumeFreeway Traffic Volume #12;Congestion Impacts

Levinson, David M.

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Calibrating Steady-State Traffic Stream and Car-Following Models Using Loop Detector Data  

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The research reported in this paper develops a heuristic automated tool (SPD_CAL) for calibrating steady-state traffic stream and car-following models using loop detector data. The performance of the automated procedure is then compared to off-the-shelf ... Keywords: calibration of traffic simulation software, car-following models, traffic modeling, traffic stream models

Hesham Rakha; Mazen Arafeh

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic safety: a time geography explanation Guangqing Chi a,  

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The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic safety: a time geography explanation Guangqing Chi, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Time geography Gasoline prices Traffic safety Traffic crashes Fatal crashes Space­time path a b s t r a c t The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic

Levinson, David M.

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Olefin Autoxidation in Flow  

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

Neuenschwander, Ulrich

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Priority-Based Internet Access Control for Fairness Improvement and Abuse Reduction  

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In this paper, we exploit a prioritized-service architecture and apply a priority based traffic control scheme to reduce abusive Internet access, improve fairness among users and study users. behavior under a ...

Tsung-Ching Lin; Yeali S. Sun…

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements to a queue and delay estimation algorithm utilized in video imaging vehicle detection systems  

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Video Imaging Vehicle Detection Systems (VIVDS) are steadily becoming the dominant method for the detection of vehicles at a signalized traffic approach. This research is intended to investigate the improvement of a queue and delay estimation...

Cheek, Marshall Tyler

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATION STANDARD REFERENCE GUIDE  

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Transportation Transportation & Traffic Management Qualification Standard Reference Guide APRIL 2010 This page is intentionally blank. i LIST OF FIGURES ...................................................................................................................... ii LIST OF TABLES ........................................................................................................................ ii ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................................ iv PURPOSE...................................................................................................................................... 1 SCOPE ...........................................................................................................................................

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Impact of Traffic-Related Air Pollution on Health  

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Road transport contributes significantly to air quality problems through vehicle emissions, which have ... was to assess the impact of traffic-related air pollution on health of Warsaw citizens, following the...1...

J. Jakubiak-Lasocka; J. Lasocki; R. Siekmeier; Z. Ch?opek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deriving traffic demands for operational IP networks: methodology and experience  

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Engineering a large IP backbone network without an accurate, network-wide view of the traffic demands is challenging. Shifts in user behavior, changes in routing policies, and failures of network elements can result in significant (and sudden) fluctuations ...

Anja Feldmann; Albert Greenberg; Carsten Lund; Nick Reingold; Jennifer Rexford; Fred True

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of fundamental drivers governing the emissions, dispersion and exposure to vehicle-emitted nanoparticles at signalised traffic intersections  

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Abstract Signalised traffic intersections (TIs) are considered as pollution hot-spots in urban areas, but the knowledge of fundamental drivers governing emission, dispersion and exposure to vehicle-emitted nanoparticles (represented by particle number concentration, PNC) at \\{TIs\\} is yet to be established. A number of following key factors, which are important for developing an emission and exposure framework for nanoparticles at TIs, are critically evaluated as a part of this review article. In particular, (i) how do traffic- and wind-flow features affect emission and dispersion of nanoparticles? (ii) What levels of \\{PNCs\\} can be typically expected under diverse signal- and traffic-conditions? (iii) How does the traffic driving condition affect the particle number (PN) emissions and the particle number emission factors (PNEF)? (iv) What is the relative importance of particle transformation processes in affecting the PNCs? (v) What are important considerations for the dispersion modelling of nanoparticles? (vi) What is extent of exposure at \\{TIs\\} with respect to other locations in urban settings? (vii) What are the gaps in current knowledge on this topic where the future research should focus? We found that the accurate consideration of dynamic traffic flow features at \\{TIs\\} is essential for reliable estimates of PN emissions. Wind flow features at \\{TIs\\} are generally complex to generalise. Only a few field studies have monitored \\{PNCs\\} at \\{TIs\\} until now, reporting over an order of magnitude larger peak \\{PNCs\\} (0.7–5.4 × 105 cm?3) compared with average \\{PNCs\\} at typical roadsides (?0.3 × 105 cm?3). The PN emission and thus the \\{PNEFs\\} can be up to an order of magnitude higher during acceleration compared with steady speed conditions. The time scale analysis suggests nucleation as the fastest transformation process, followed by dilution, deposition, coagulation and condensation. Consideration of appropriate flow features, \\{PNEFs\\} and transformation processes emerged as important parameters for reliable modelling of \\{PNCs\\} at TIs. Computation of respiratory deposition doses (RDD) based on the available PNC data suggest that the peak RDD at \\{TIs\\} can be up to 12-times higher compared with average RDD at urban roadsides. Systematic field and modelling studies are needed to develop a sound understanding of the emissions, dispersion and exposure of nanoparticles at the TIs.

Anju Goel; Prashant Kumar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and safety characteristics and warrants for highway traffic barriers  

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Ross Highway traffic barriers are highway appurtenances that provide vehicle occupants with a relative degree of protection from roadside hazards and from errant vehicles encroaching across a median. The six basic types of traffic barr1ers are roads... are decision criteria that 1dentify sites along highways that need traff1c barrier installations. Structural and safety character- istics of the barr1ers refer to the impact performance, the structural integrity, and the safety of the vehicle occupants upon...

Kohutek, Terry Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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On freeway traffic control by a lane closure  

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closure from an operational point of view as well as how it appeared to the individual drivers. Research methods employed were traffic volume counts and "average" vehicle studies on critical lanes of the study sites. "Average" vehicle studies were...]ectives. PRESENT STATUS OF THE QUESTION. "On Freeways Control Parameters. Ramp Control. Candidate Systems. SELECTION OF STUDY SITE 4 5 9 10 12 Location. Geometric Configuration. Analysis of Traffic Conditions. Selection. METHOD OF STUDY. Procedures...

Henderson, Donald Manson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of radial transport on compressor tip clearance flow structures and enhancement of stable flow range  

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The relation between tip clearance flow structure and axial compressor stall is interrogated via numerical simulations, to determine how casing treatment can result in improved flow range. Both geometry changes and flow ...

Nolan, Sean Patrick Rock

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermo–chemical treatments based on NH3/O2 for improved graphite-based fiber electrodes in vanadium redox flow batteries  

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Abstract Electrochemical behavior of the polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based graphite as a low cost electrode material for vanadium based redox batteries (VFB) in sulfuric acid medium has been improved by means of the successful introduction of nitrogen and oxygen-containing groups at the graphite surface by thermal activation under NH3/O2 (1:1) atmosphere. Influence of the temperature and treatment duration times have been studied towards the positive reaction of VFB. The structure, composition, and electrochemical properties of the treated samples have been characterized with field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The estimation of electrochemical surface area has also been evaluated. The treatment of PAN graphite material at 773 K for 24-h leads to electrode materials with the best electrochemical activity towards the VO 2 + /VO2+ redox couple. This method produces an increase of the nitrogen and oxygen content at the surface up to 8% and 32%, respectively, and is proved to be a straightforward and cost-effective methodology. This improvement of the electrochemical properties is attributed to the incorporation of the nitrogen and oxygen-containing groups that facilitate the electron transfer through the electrode/electrolyte interface for both oxidation and reduction processes.

Cristina Flox; Javier Rubio-García; Marcel Skoumal; Teresa Andreu; Juan Ramón Morante

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microtubule length dependence of motor traffic in cells  

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In living cells, motor proteins, such as kinesin and dynein can move processively along microtubule (MT), and also detach from or attach to MT stochastically. Experiments have found that, the traffic of motor might be jammed, and various theoretical models have been designed to understand this traffic jam phenomenon. But previous studies mainly focus on motor attachment/detachment rate dependent properties. Recent experiment of Leduc {\\it et al.} found that the traffic jam formation of motor protein kinesin depends also on the length of MT [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. {\\bf 109}, 6100-6105 (2012)]. In this study, the MT length dependent properties of motor traffic will be analyzed. We found that MT length has one {\\it critical value} $N_c$, traffic jam occurs only when MT length $N>N_c$. The jammed length of MT increases with total MT length, while the non-jammed MT length might not change monotonically with the total MT length. The critical value $N_c$ increases with motor detachment rate from MT, but decreases with motor attachment rate to MT.

Yunxin Zhang

2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and U.S. airline traffic  

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Introduction: THE U.S. AIRLINE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO A PERIOD OF MAJOR SURGERY DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS AND HAS SURVIVED. VIEWED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE CAB, IT WAS NATURAL THAT THE GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN ...

Higginbottom, Samuel L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cotton flow  

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

Ali Ulas Ozgur Kisisel; Ozgur Sarioglu; Bayram Tekin

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle  

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Changes to vehicle traffic-screening Changes to vehicle traffic-screening Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle inspection station Lanes two through five will be open 24 hours a day and won't be staffed by a Laboratory protective force officer. September 1, 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Single Vehicle Crashes : District  

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District District of Columbia (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Single Vehicle Crashes : District of Columbia (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Iowa  

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Iowa Iowa (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Iowa (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Indiana (2007-2009) Indiana (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Indiana (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Idaho (2007-2009) Idaho (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Idaho (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Kansas (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Kansas (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Maine  

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Maine Maine (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Maine (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Illinois (2007-2009) Illinois (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Illinois (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Hawaii (2007-2009) Hawaii (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Hawaii (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Delaware (2007-2009) Delaware (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Delaware (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Hawaii (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Hawaii (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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District of Columbia (2007-2009) District of Columbia (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : District of Columbia (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility

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Integration and road tests of a self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system for traffic detection  

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In this paper, a self-sensing carbon nanotube (CNT) concrete pavement system for traffic detection is proposed and tested in a roadway. Pre-cast and cast-in-place self-sensing CNT concrete sensors were simultaneously integrated into a controlled pavement test section at the Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD), USA. Road tests of the system were conducted by using an MnROAD five-axle semi-trailer tractor truck and a van, respectively, both in the winter and summer. Test results show that the proposed self-sensing pavement system can accurately detect the passing of different vehicles under different vehicular speeds and test environments. These findings indicate that the developed self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system can achieve real-time vehicle flow detection with a high detection rate and a low false-alarm rate.

Baoguo Han; Kun Zhang; Tom Burnham; Eil Kwon; Xun Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic services Sample Search Results  

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Logic for Miles-In-Trail Summary: This paper presents an algorithm which can be used for scheduling arrival air traffic in an Air Route Traffic... (FAA) is in the midst of...

215

The integration of Automatic Speech Recognition into the Air Traffic Control system  

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Today, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system relies primarily on verbal communication between the air traffic controllers and the pilots of the aircraft in the controlled airspace. Although a computer system exists that ...

Karlsson Joakim

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced air traffic Sample Search Results  

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air traffic Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis Vol. 2, No. 1 (2010) 8196 Summary: FORECASTING THE AIR TRAFFIC FOR NORTH-EAST INDIAN CITIES C....

217

An investigation into the use of highway traffic signals at highway-railroad grade crossings  

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of highway traffic signals at railhighway crossings offer any safety benefits over the use of conventional active traffic control devices. Fatal accident records obtained from the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) were used in this analysis. The driver...

Frieslaar, Andre Henry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

218

Simultaneous calibration of a microscopic traffic simulation model and OD matrix  

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With the recent widespread deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in North America there is an abundance of data on traffic systems and thus an opportunity to use these data in the calibration of microscopic traffic simulation models...

Kim, Seung-Jun

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

219

A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Georgios Papageorgiou, Pantelis Damianou, Andreas Pitsilides  

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A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Cyprus Georgios Papageorgiou. This paper presents the microscopic simulation model development of a major traffic network of Nicosia simulation model is developed and utilized for transportation planning. 1. Introduction The demand

Pitsillides, Andreas

220

Experience in Measuring Backbone Traffic Variability: Models, Metrics, Measurements and Meaning  

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was specifically motivated by the question: to what extent does traffic variability justify the M. Roughen, A

Fisher, Kathleen

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221

ION GNSS 2004, Sept. 21-24, Long Beach, CA Automated Traffic Incident Detection with GPS  

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in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and in-vehicle telematics systems. ABSTRACT Traffic congestion can. Traffic Incident Detection Systems (IDS) use a variety of technologies to detect incidents so system for traffic incident detection. The system performance analysis was conducted using a combination

Calgary, University of

222

Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 19982007  

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Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 1998 February 2012 Received in revised form 3 May 2013 Accepted 24 May 2013 Keywords: Gasoline prices Traffic examines the role of gasoline prices in the occurrence of traffic crashes. However, no studies have

Levinson, David M.

223

Coupling traffic models on networks and urban dispersion models for simulating sustainable  

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models for modeling and testing different traffic scenarios, in order to define the impact on air quality it with the urban dispersion model Sirane. Keywords: urban air quality, macroscopic traffic models, road networks, pollutant dispersion models, traffic emissions control. AMS subject classification: 35L65, 35L67, 60K30, 90B

Ceragioli, Francesca

224

Engaging Edge Networks in Preventing and Mitigating Undesirable Network Traffic  

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Introduction The current Internet has few effective mechanisms to prevent a user from flooding network traffic available to well-behaved users, thus pos- ing a significant threat to the Internet's viability (see IAB. In our view, edge networks are in the best position to control hosts who abuse the trust because

Wang, Lan

225

Suppressing Bot Traffic with Accurate Human Attestation Muhammad Jamshed  

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un- wanted bot traffic in the Internet. With a proof of human existence attached to the message significantly reduce bot-generated abuse such as spamming, password cracking or even distributed denial- of permeated into our daily Internet life. Despite decade-long efforts, the volumes of email, blog, and instant

Park, KyoungSoo

226

Caution, drivers! Children present. Traffic, pollution, and infant health  

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air pollution levels on infant health? Our setting is California (with a focus on the Central ValleyCaution, drivers! Children present. Traffic, pollution, and infant health Christopher R. Knittel driving (and especially congestion) on ambient air pollution levels; and (2) what is the impact of modern

Rothman, Daniel

227

Measuring Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution  

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doses 4.Health effects 4Urban Bicyclists' Pollution Uptake #12;Bicyclists' Exposure to Air Pollution 5Measuring Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Alex Bigazzi PSU Transportation Uptake 1 #12;Bicycle & Health Promotion Public Health Exercise CrashesPollution Emissions Exposure/ Dose

Bertini, Robert L.

228

NASA/TM2012-217585 Air Traffic Management Technology  

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July 2012 NASA/TM­2012-217585 Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration-1 Concept Scardina and Michael Greene Crown Consulting, Arlington, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

229

Themis: A Participatory Navigation System for Balanced Traffic Routing  

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penetration rates based on real data. Experiments using data from 26,000 taxis demonstrate that Themis reduces both traffic congestions and average travel time at various penetration rates as low as 7%. I of dedicated navigation devices [4], the penetration rate of dynamic navigation users is now considerable

Borcea, Cristian

230

Incentive-based Caching Mechanisms for Overlay Traffic Management  

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and Business Burkhard Stiller, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich Examination Committee Pussep, Robert Wojcik, Jerzy Domzal, Dirk Staehle, Frank Lehrieder, Burkhard Stiller, Assessment. Papafili, P. Racz, S. Soursos, D. Staehle, G. D. Stamoulis, P. Tran-Gia, B. Stiller, An Economic Traffic

Chatziantoniou, Damianos

231

TRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROL IN AN AVENUE Ezio Marchi  

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. In this short paper we solve in general the problem of synchronization of lights in a street or avenue of havingTRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROL IN AN AVENUE By Ezio Marchi IMA Preprint Series # 2224 ( October 2008 ) INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 400 Lind Hall 207 Church Street S

232

Reducing Cache Traffic and Energy with Macro Data Load  

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Reducing Cache Traffic and Energy with Macro Data Load Lei Jin Sangyeun Cho Department of Computer data load, an efficient mechanism to enhance loaded value reuse. A macro data load brings (MVRT) shows the significantly increased reuse opportunities provided by macro data load. We also

Cho, Sangyeun

233

Estimating Emissions in Latin America: An Alternative to Traffic Models  

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Estimating Emissions in Latin America: An Alternative to Traffic Models Margarita Ossés de Eicker; Hans Hurni, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland Emissions allow precise estimations of these emissions but are too expensive for a broad application. A simplifed

Richner, Heinz

234

Author's personal copy Gasoline prices and traffic safety in Mississippi  

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Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA a b s t r a c ta r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 9-grade unleaded gasoline price data from the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of EnergyAuthor's personal copy Gasoline prices and traffic safety in Mississippi Guangqing Chi a, , Arthur

Levinson, David M.

235

Energy-Aware Traffic Engineering Nedeljko Vasic and Dejan Kostic  

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and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch ABSTRACT Energy consumption of the Internet presents Energy-Aware Traffic engineer- ing (EATe), a technique that takes energy consumption into account effect of reduced energy consumption is reduced carbon diox- ide emissions. Cheaper operating costs

Diggavi, Suhas

236

City of Phildelphia: Light emitting diodes for traffic signal displays  

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This project investigated the feasibility of using light emitting diodes (LEDs) for red traffic signals in a demonstration program at 27 signalized intersections in the City of Philadelphia. LED traffic signals have the potential to achieve significant savings over standard incandescent signals in terms of energy usage and costs, signal relamping costs, signal system maintenance costs, tort liability, and environmental impact. Based on successful experience with the demonstration program, the City of Philadelphia is currently developing funding for the conversion of all existing red incandescent traffic signals at approximately 2,700 intersections to LED signals. This program is expected to cost approximately $4.0 million and save about $850,000 annually in energy costs. During late 1993 and early 1994, 212 red LED traffic signals (134 8-inch signals and 78 12-inch signals) were installed at 27 intersections in Philadelphia. The first group of 93 signals were installed at 13 prototypical intersections throughout the City. The remaining group of signals were installed on a contiguous route in West Philadelphia consisting of standard incandescent signals and LED signals interspersed in a random pattern.

NONE

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Advances in Traffic Restraint Measures in Urban Areas  

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This paper first describes traffic restraint measures applied in urban and/or suburban areas and it assesses the role that these may play in easifying and calming traffic. The nature of these measures and some standard issues in their planning process are presented. The difficulties in the implementation of these measures are then discussed on the basis of a number of 17 traffic management studies carried out in the Athens’ northern suburban area of Maroussi.Following this, the paper proceeds to a further step in the design of such measures by introducing a set of environmental parameters in the whole planning process – the latter determine and affect the environmental quality of urban roads. These parameters are tested in practice for a representative network of roads in the urban complex of Maroussi forming an inner ring road, along which bicycle lanes are introduced and thermal comfort measures are taken. It is proposed these environmental parameters can be involved in the planning process and that can be used as potential tools of an advanced transport policy, which adds the environmental quality of roads to the targets of the whole traffic restraint process.

Evangelos C. Matsoukis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations  

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations Research Brief Oak Ridge National Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies T here are many instances in which it is possible to plan. The system of sensors will transmit through satellite links, or other robust communication means, real

239

Shroud leakage flow discouragers  

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Decision fusion for improved automatic license plate recognition  

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Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) is a pattern recognition application of great importance for access, traffic surveillance and law enforcement. Therefore many studies are concentrated on creating new algorithms or improving their performance. ... Keywords: ALPR, decision fusion, licence plate, neural networks, pattern recognition, skeleton features

Cristian Molder; Mircea Boscoianu; Iulian C. Vizitiu; Mihai I. Stanciu

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance...  

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Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the nano-flow regime. Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the...

242

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident  

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Natural Gas Safety Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident on AddThis.com... More in this section... Natural Gas Basics Benefits & Considerations Stations Vehicles Availability Conversions Emissions

243

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL FLOW  

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Center for Watershed Sciences Davis, California 95616 Peter B. Moyle, Principal Investigator (UC Davis) Joseph D. Kiernan (UC Davis) John G. Williams Commission Contract No. 500-02-004 Prepared For: Public of California, Davis. The information from this project contributes to PIER's EnergyRelated Environmental

244

Pouring flows  

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

Jean?Marc Vanden?Broeck; Joseph B. Keller

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Microsoft Word - 4L_Traffic_DEIR.doc  

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L-1 ESA / 201074 L-1 ESA / 201074 Public Circulation Draft January 22, 2007 IV.L. Transportation/Traffic IV.L.1 Introduction This chapter evaluates project impacts on transportation facilities and existing transportation operating conditions in the vicinity of the project area, including neighborhood traffic, vehicular circulation, parking, transit and shuttle services, and pedestrian and bicycle circulation. IV.L.2 Setting LBNL is located close to three major highways: Interstate 80/580 1 approximately three miles to the west, and State Routes (SR) 24 and 13, two miles to the south. Access from the Lab to I-80/580 is through the city of Berkeley via arterial roads. Access to SR 24 and SR 13 is via Tunnel Road. Grizzly Peak Boulevard, which runs through a largely undeveloped area, provides a

246

Impact of retailer's promotional activities on customer traffic  

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and Matutes (1994), Blattberg, Briesch and Fox (1995), Drèze (1999), and DeGraba (2003). Although the assumption of a positive relationship between promotional activity and store traffic keeps re-appearing in many papers, empirical studies tackling... are assumed to be positive, although this is not a proven fact. One has to exercise extreme caution when reading through the literature, and not take anything for granted. A good example of inconsequential work is that of Blattberg, Briesch, and Fox (1995...

Tasic, Ivan

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

247

Incorporation of Lagrangian measurements in freeway traffic state estimation  

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, University of California, Berkeley, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 15 May 2009 state estimation GPS-enabled cell-phones Probe data collection a b s t r a c t Cell-phones equipped lose 4.2 billion hours and waste 2.9 billion of fuel gallons per year because of traffic congestion

248

Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Street Light and Traffic Light Retrofits  

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DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED, EMISSIONS REDUCTION CALCULATOR FOR STREET LIGHT AND TRAFFIC LIGHT RETROFITS Zi Liu, Ph.D. Research Engineer Jeff S. Haberl, Ph.D., P.E. Professor/Assc. Director Don Gilman, P..., street lights and traffic lights represent one of the largest categories of electricity used by a city. By retrofitting the street lights with energy efficient lamps such as high pressure sodium and metal halide and traffic lights with light...

Liu, Z.; Gilman, D.; Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

An approach for improving performance of aggregate voice-over-IP traffic  

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of denial-of service (DoS) attacks can deteriorate the service that these voice calls receive. And these conditions contribute to the decline in call quality in VoIP applications; therefore, error-correcting/concealing techniques remain the only alternative...

Al-Najjar, Camelia

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

250

Identifying Traffic-Related Air Pollution Hotspots in the Built Environment  

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419, 7-15. Health Effects Institute. (2010). Traffic-relatedand health effects. Health Effects Institute, 17. Boston,al. , 2002). The Health Effects Institute (HEI, 2010) report

Wu, Lisa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

E-Print Network 3.0 - air route traffic control centers Sample...  

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routing algorithms for traffic classes that require... mechanisms such as congestion control and scheduling, we develop ... Source: Carnegie Mellon University, School of...

252

Energy Saving Through Traffic Profiling and Prediction in Self-Optimizing Optical Networks  

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A method that automatically learns and predicts the traffic behavior to save energy by adjusting the number of active optical carriers is presented. Simulations prove it provides large...

Siracusa, Domenico; Pederzolli, Federico; Lo Cigno, Renato; Salvadori, Elio

253

On the Usage of Multiflow Transponders under Anycast and Unicast Traffic in Elastic Optical Networks  

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The impact of anycast and unicast traffic on transponder usage in both symmetric and asymmetric lightpath provisioning scenarios in Elastic Optical Networks is studied. Acceptable...

Walkowiak, Krzysztof; Klinkowski, Miroslaw

254

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated mixed traffic Sample Search Results  

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Lab Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 13 A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Georgios Papageorgiou, Pantelis Damianou,...

255

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated control traffic Sample Search...  

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the Applications of Agent Technology Summary: or others. This feature helps to implement automated traffic control and management systems. Agents... modeling and simulation,...

256

E-Print Network 3.0 - arbitrary traffic channels Sample Search...  

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Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 28 Model-Based Covert Timing Channels: Automated Modeling and Evasion Summary: . Keywords: covert timing channels, traffic...

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Walking and Automobile Traffic Near Schools: Data to SUpport An Evaluation Of School Pedestrian Safety Programs  

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Anderson Walking And Automobile Traffic Near Schools: Dataof many pedestrian-automobile conflicts both on public roadsthe unique nature of both automobile and walking travel near

Anderson, Craig L MPH, PhD; Boarnet, Marlon G.; McMillan, Tracy; Alfonzo, Mariela; Day, Kristen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Architecture for Real-time Traffic Analysis Cristian Morariu, Burkhard Stiller  

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Distributed Architecture for Real-time Traffic Analysis Cristian Morariu, Burkhard Stiller Department of Informatics, University of Zürich CH-8050, Zürich, Switzerland {morariu, stiller

Boyer, Edmond

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Effects of Levels of Automation on Air Traffic Controller Situation Awareness and Performance.  

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??To meet the increasing demands of air traffic, the Joint Planning and Development Office has proposed initiatives to modernize the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).… (more)

Sethumadhavan, Arathi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Multi-Layer Traffic Engineering Enabled IP-over-ION Networks  

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Recently, network operators started implementing traffic engineering (TE) techniques in their network. These ... layer. The evolution towards intelligent optical networks (IONs) allows further increasing the impr...

Qiang Yan; Didier Colle; Sophie De Maesschalck…

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic Grooming for IP-Over-WDM Networks: Energy and Delay Perspectives  

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As energy consumption has become a major concern of networks, traffic grooming studies on Internet protocol over wavelength division multiplexing (IP-over-WDM) networks have been...

Lee, Chankyun; Rhee, June-Koo Kevin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow chamber  

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

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating traffic flows and environmental effects of urban commercial supply in global city logistics decision support  

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logistics decision support Jesús González Feliu Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports Frédéric Henriot for the entire urban logistics system. The model shows the relation between several aspects of commercial on representative scenarios are proposed. Introduction City logistics studies the urban part of the logistic chain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Analysis of the impact of sampling on NetFlow traffic classification  

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, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. D6, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona and researchers. In particular, a new class of applications (e.g., P2P, VoIP and video streaming) has

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

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Development of a MATLAB/STK TLE Accuracy Assessment Tool, in support of the NASA Ames Space Traffic Management Project  

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In order to improve the effectiveness of conjunction analysis using publically available Two Line Elements (TLEs) a number of strategies are being investigated as part of the Space Traffic Management project at NASA Ames Research Center. To assist in evaluating the effectiveness of these approaches a tool was developed in the MATLAB programming language that interfaces with the AGI Satellite Toolkit and with Microsoft Excel. The TLEs and any available truth ephemerides are read in by the tool and propagated orbits are compared using STK to estimate the errors. This tool is employed to determine the covariance and investigate the growth of errors in propagating the orbit of the CNESStella geodetic satellite. The different sources of error are assessed and future improvements to the tool are suggested.

Mason, James

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acquisition and registration of aerial video imagery of urban traffic  

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The amount of information available about urban traffic from aerial video imagery is extremely high. Here we discuss the collection of such video imagery from a helicopter platform with a low-cost sensor, and the post-processing used to correct radial distortion in the data and register it. The radial distortion correction is accomplished using a Harris model. The registration is implemented in a two-step process, using a globally applied polyprojective correction model followed by a fine scale local displacement field adjustment. The resulting cleaned-up data is sufficiently well-registered to allow subsequent straight-forward vehicle tracking.

Loveland, Rohan C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter XXXIII Railroad, Subway, and Car Traffic Problems  

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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the impact automatic guidance and control systems have on “continuous processes.” The operation of a railroad is indeed a continuous process taking place over tens of thousands of miles of line and in thousands of stations. The operational control of a railway network implies an impressive number of interdependent functions. A number of techniques are used in automating different facets of railroad operation, such as weighing loads in motion and handling trans-shipment of goods traffic. Railroad automation should pay due attention to both the information feedback aspects and the hardware characteristics of the traffic network. Digital automation in the control of autonomous procedures would require the use of electronic computers for train running control, supervision of station and marshalling yard working, and driverless train operation. A computer will use the pulse rate to determine the position, velocity, and acceleration of the train, and, from the frequency variations between the leading and trailing signals, determine the length of the train. The station's control computer will store a speed-distance profile for the section of track it controls. According to this particular approach, instructions to the train will be transmitted in combinations of audio-frequency tones along the “wiggly wire” channel. All control information is designed in digital form.

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacity dimensioning for Air Traffic Management (ATM) services in a GEO satellite system with spot beams  

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The Communications Operating Concepts and Requirements (COCR) for Future Radio Systems (FRS) [EUROCONTROL/FAA, Technical report, May 2007] is a document produced jointly by Eurocontrol (the European organization for the safety of air navigation) and ... Keywords: Satellite air traffic management, queuing theory, traffic model

Eriza Hafid Fazli

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing Propositional Logic and Queueing Theory with the InfoTraffic Interactive Learning Environments  

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Environments Ruedi Arnold Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich 8092 Zurich, Switzerland rarnold of propositional logic when you see traffic lights at intersections? Or do you reason about what the throughput of a street might be while being caught up in a traffic jam? Most people do not, we presume. But as Info

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WreckWatch: Automatic Traffic Accident Detection and Notification with Smartphones  

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Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the US. An important indicator of survival rates after an accident is the time between the accident and when emergency medical personnel are dispatched to the scene. Eliminating the time ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, mobile cyber-physical systems, smartphones, traffic accident detection

Jules White; Chris Thompson; Hamilton Turner; Brian Dougherty; Douglas C. Schmidt

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Traffic Analysis of H.264/AVC and Extensions: Single-Layer Statistics  

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1 Video Traffic Analysis of H.264/AVC and Extensions: Single-Layer Statistics Geert Van der Auwera and Prasanth T. David and Martin Reisslein I. INTRODUCTION We examine the video traffic generated by the H.264/MPEG­4 Advanced Video Coding (H.264/AVC for brevity) standard [1], also known as H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10

Reisslein, Martin

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Ascertaining Viability of WiFi based Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network for Traffic Information  

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Ascertaining Viability of WiFi based Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network for Traffic InformationDepartment of Computer Science 2Department of Civil Engineering Rutgers University, USA Rutgers University- Traffic). However, these solutions are plagued by prohibitive deployment and maintenance cost

Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

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Towards a Cost Model for Network Traffic Murtaza Motiwala , Amogh Dhamdhere , Nick Feamster , Anukool Lakhina  

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Towards a Cost Model for Network Traffic Murtaza Motiwala , Amogh Dhamdhere , Nick Feamster@gatech.edu, anukool.lakhina@guavus.com ABSTRACT We develop a holistic cost model that operators can use to help evaluate the costs of various routing and peering decisions. Using real traffic data from a large carrier

California at San Diego, University of

274

Responding to the Unexpected: Traffic Research in the Wake of Bridge Collapse  

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effects of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse (under review) · He, X.Z., S. E., Jabari and H. LiuResponding to the Unexpected: Traffic Research in the Wake of Bridge Collapse Henry Liu, Ph@umn.edu Nov. 20, 2007 #12;Planning for the Expected: Traffic Research after Bridge Reopening & Preliminary

Levinson, David M.

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Balloon-borne air traffic management (ATM) as a precursor to space-based ATM  

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The International Space University—Balloon Air traffic control Technology Experiment (I-BATE11I-BATE: International Space University—Balloon Air traffic control Technology Experiment. ) has flown on board two stratospheric balloons and has tracked nearby aircraft by receiving their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transmissions. Air traffic worldwide is facing increasing congestion. It is predicted that daily European flight volumes will more than double by 2030 compared to 2009 volumes. ADS-B is an air traffic management system being used to mitigate air traffic congestion. Each aircraft is equipped with both a GPS receiver and an ADS-B transponder. The transponder transmits an equipped aircraft's unique identifier, position, heading, and velocity once per second. The ADS-B transmissions can then be received by ground stations for use in traditional air traffic management. Airspace not monitored by these ground stations or other traditional means remains uncontrolled and poorly monitored. A constellation of space-based ADS-B receivers could close these gaps and provide global air traffic monitoring. By flying an ADS-B receiver on a stratospheric balloon, I-BATE has served as a precursor to a constellation of ADS-B-equipped Earth-orbiting satellites. From the ?30 km balloon altitude, I-BATE tracked aircraft ranging up to 850 km. The experiment has served as a proof of concept for space-based air traffic management and supports a technology readiness level 6 of space-based ADS-B reception.

Yuval Brodsky; Richard Rieber; Tom Nordheim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator Managing Interaction Between Local  

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% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. #12;LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator MN Wind Resource #12;LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator Wind Power (continued) · Advantage: · Energy Anderson, Stearns County Deb Bloom, City of Roseville Bruce Hasbargen, Lk of Woods Cty Steve Koehler, City

Minnesota, University of

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SIGNIFICANCE OF TRAFFIC PRODUCED TURBULENCE FOR URBAN DISPERSION MODELING Petra Kastner-Klein  

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than with roofu (Figs. 1a, c). 3. CONCLUSIONS The traditional concentration scaling with a roofSIGNIFICANCE OF TRAFFIC PRODUCED TURBULENCE FOR URBAN DISPERSION MODELING Petra Kastner-Klein a wakes) and congested traffic (strongly interacting vehicle wakes). Kastner-Klein et al. (2002) applied

Fedorovich, Evgeni

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Low-Latency ECDSA Signature Verification A Road Towards Safer Traffic  

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crippling efficient movement inside and towards cities resulting in mounting travel times, fuel consumption running on high end CPUs and FPGAs. These implementations are far from cost-effective nor energy efficient caused by the rising traffic densities on our roads and in our cities. Traffic congestion is increasingly

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A New Framework for the Integration, Analysis and Visualisation of Urban Traffic Data Within GIS  

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1 A New Framework for the Integration, Analysis and Visualisation of Urban Traffic Data Within GIS environment for the visualisation of urban traffic data within GIS. These concepts provide a relevant support Systems (GIS) have been adopted as a successful solution by a wide range of disciplines

Bargiela, Andrzej

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On the Necessity of Traffic Shaping for PMU Measurement Data Streams  

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1 On the Necessity of Traffic Shaping for PMU Measurement Data Streams Miroslav Popovic, Peng Gao a PMU data transfer layer. Implementing traffic shaping within PMUs is essential for avoiding excessive distribution network. It needs to ensure the delivery of PMU data within stringent time delays and with minimal

Candea, George

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U-134: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users  

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4: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets 4: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service U-134: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service March 27, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service PLATFORM: Versions prior to 3.0.4 and 3.1.3 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in Apache Traffic Server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026847 CVE-2012-0256 Secunia Advisory SA48509 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: A remote user can send a request with a specially crafted 'Host' header value to trigger a heap allocation error and cause the target service to crash. Impact: A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

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U-134: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users  

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34: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets 34: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service U-134: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service March 27, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service PLATFORM: Versions prior to 3.0.4 and 3.1.3 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in Apache Traffic Server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026847 CVE-2012-0256 Secunia Advisory SA48509 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: A remote user can send a request with a specially crafted 'Host' header value to trigger a heap allocation error and cause the target service to crash. Impact: A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

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Arterial-street signal timing strategies to provide additional through-traffic capacity during freeway incident conditions  

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the total number of stops for coordinated multiple phase traffic signal systems (Chang and Messer 1991, "Traffic Light" 1990). Modifications were made to the Akcelik and Miller formula to account for the platoon arrival patterns that result from arterial-street... the total number of stops for coordinated multiple phase traffic signal systems (Chang and Messer 1991, "Traffic Light" 1990). Modifications were made to the Akcelik and Miller formula to account for the platoon arrival patterns that result from arterial-street...

Dale, James Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review Paper # 13-0536  

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review Paper # 13-0536 Sam R with known installations of bicycle-specific traffic signals and a review of available engineering guidance); the CROW design manual for bicycle traffic; and the Canadian, U.S. and Californian manuals on uniform

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review1 Paper # 13-05363  

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review1 2 Paper # 13-05363 4 with known installations of2 bicycle-specific traffic signals and a review of available engineering guidance Canada (TAC), the CROW design manual for bicycle traffic, and the Canadian, U.S. and Californian9 manuals

Bertini, Robert L.

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An Improved Adaptive Exponential Smoothing Model for Short-term Travel Time Forecasting of Urban Arterial Street  

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Short-term forecasting of travel time is essential for the success of intelligent transportation system. In this paper, we review the state-of-art of short-term traffic forecasting models and outline their basic ideas, related works, advantages and disadvantages of each model. An improved adaptive exponential smoothing (IAES) model is also proposed to overcome the drawbacks of the previous adaptive exponential smoothing model. Then, comparing experiments are carried out under normal traffic condition and abnormal traffic condition to evaluate the performance of four main branches of forecasting models on direct travel time data obtained by license plate matching (LPM). The results of experiments show each model seems to have its own strength and weakness. The forecasting performance of IASE is superior to other models in shorter forecasting horizon (one and two step forecasting) and the IASE is capable of dealing with all kind of traffic conditions.

Zhi-Peng LI; Hong YU; Yun-Cai LIU; Fu-Qiang LIU

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slug flow  

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

Griffith, P.

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermilab | Traffic Safety at Fermilab | Questions & Answers  

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Questions & Answers Questions & Answers I received an e-mail stating that I have received a traffic citation, but I did not. What do I do? The email I received states that I have five working days after receiving a citation to appeal, what does that mean? I filled out the citation appeal form and submitted it, what happens next? I missed the five day deadline, what do I do now? I lost my appeal and disagree with the results, what do I do now? I lost my appeal and received disciplinary action, what do I do now? I received a citation but did not sign it because I disagreed with the charge and that, without my signature, it would not be considered a valid citation. I received an email saying that it was a violation. Why did this happen? Why should I appeal a citation? Employees never win anyway.

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ILC-TCP: An Interlayer Collaboration Protocol for TCP Performance Improvement in Mobile and Wireless  

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Internet has led to the optimization of network protocols to provide for a better performance. Most of the Internet traffic uses TCP, the de- facto transport layer protocol. Unfortunately, TCP performance degrades in the mobile and wireless environments. A good amount of research has been attempted to improve its performance

Helal, Abdelsalam

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Project Information Form Project Title Managing Roadway Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions and Improve  

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or organization) $25,217 Total Project Cost $25,217 Agency ID or Contract Number DTRT13-G-UTC29 Start and EndProject Information Form Project Title Managing Roadway Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions and Improve Dates 4/1/14 ­ 3/30/15 Brief Description of Research Project There have been a variety of traffic

California at Davis, University of

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Project Information Form Project Title Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy via ITS  

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each agency or organization) US DOT $90,000 Total Project Cost $90,000 Agency ID or Contract NumberProject Information Form Project Title Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy Project Currently trucks are viewed as any other vehicle in traffic management Currently trucks are viewed

California at Davis, University of

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Using Heterogeneous Networks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Direct Coherence Protocols for Many-Core CMPs  

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Using Heterogeneous Networks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Direct Coherence Protocols for Many, thus avoiding the indirection caused by accessing a separate directory (usually in the home node requests, but at the price of significantly increasing network traffic, and consequently, energy

Fernández Pascual, Ricardo

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A dynamic vehicle routing problem based on real-time traffic information  

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We treat the dynamic vehicle routing problem with time windows (DVRPTW) in the context of real-time traffic information. We integrate traffic information obtained in real time to change the speed profile according to the accidents on the road network (congestion, etc.). The travel times are based on a time-dependent model in which the travel speeds are step functions. This model is enriched with an exponential smoothing function able to calculate the forecasted speed. The analysis of the results of these experiments shows that our method with real-time traffic information provides a good performance, a better robustness against a simple model with time dependent travel time.

Xin Zhao; Gilles Goncalves; Remy Dupas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stimulating Transportation Policy Making Through an Effective Traffic Information Communication Mechanism: The Case of Athens  

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The availability of accurate, up-to-date and timely transport and traffic information has become nowadays a crucial issue for decision makers and traffic planers, who wish to plan sustainable transport systems. The paper presents an online platform, the Observatory for Public Authorities and Transport Planners, providing traffic and transport aggregated data and corresponding indices to policy makers and transport planners, enabling the review of transport networks performance, the assessment of scenarios and the formulation of investment plans in order to create an effective and sustainable transportation system in their area.

Yannis Tyrinopoulos; Anna Kortsari; Maria Chatziathanasiou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved cycling cryopump  

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The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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New Compressor Concept Improves Efficiency and Operation Range  

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Advanced turbocharger compressor design with active casing treatment and advanced mixed flow turbine design provided improved performance and efficiency over the base turbocharger

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Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs  

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Project objectives: Improve image resolution for microseismicimaging and time-lapse active seismic imaging; Enhance the prediction of fluid flow and temperature distributions and stress changes by coupling fracture flow simulations with reservoir flow simulations; and integrating imaging into modeling.

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Degradation in urban air quality from construction activity and increased traffic arising from a road widening scheme  

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Abstract Road widening schemes in urban areas are often proposed as a solution to traffic congestion and as a means of stimulating economic growth. There is however clear evidence that new or expanded roads rapidly fill with either displaced or induced traffic, offsetting any short-term gains in eased traffic flows. What has not been addressed in any great detail is the impact of such schemes on air quality, with modelled impact predictions seldom validated by measurements after the expansion of road capacity. In this study we made use of a road widening project in London to investigate the impact on ambient air quality (particulate matter, NOX, NO2) during and after the completion of the road works. PM10 increased during the construction period up to 15 ?g m? 3 during working hours compared to concentrations before the road works. A box modelling approach was used to determine a median emission factor of 0.0022 kg PM10 m? 2 month? 1, three times larger than that used in the UK emission inventory (0.0007 kg PM10 m? 2 month? 1). Peaks of activity released 0.0130 kg PM10 m? 2 month? 1, three and eight times smaller than the peak values used in the European and US inventories. After the completion of the widening there was an increase in all pollutants from the road during rush hour: 2–4 ?g m? 3 for PM10; 1 ?g m? 3 for PM2.5; 40 and 8 ?g m? 3 for NOX and NO2, respectively. NO2 EU Limit Value was breached after the road development illustrating a notable deterioration in residential air quality. Additionally, PM10, but not PM2.5, glutathione dependent oxidative potential increased after the road was widened consistent with an increase in pro-oxidant components in the coarse particle mode, related to vehicle abrasion processes. These increased air pollution indices were associated with an increase in the number of cars, taxis and LGVs.

Anna Font; Timothy Baker; Ian S. Mudway; Esme Purdie; Christina Dunster; Gary W. Fuller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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V-201: Cisco Intrusion Prevention System SSP Fragmented Traffic Denial of  

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1: Cisco Intrusion Prevention System SSP Fragmented Traffic 1: Cisco Intrusion Prevention System SSP Fragmented Traffic Denial of Service Vulnerability V-201: Cisco Intrusion Prevention System SSP Fragmented Traffic Denial of Service Vulnerability July 19, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Several vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco Intrusion Prevention System PLATFORM: Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Adaptive Security Appliances Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 7.1 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability in the implementation of the code that processes fragmented traffic could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the Analysis Engine process to become unresponsive or cause the affected system to reload. REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54246 SecurityTracker ID: 1028806 Cisco Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20130717-ips CVE-2013-1218

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic control facilities Sample Search...  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air traffic control facilities Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Table of Contents 1 Introduction Summary: to...

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Energy Saving Scheme Based On Traffic Forwarding For Optical Fiber Access Networks  

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We report on an energy saving block that regroups and powers off OLTs during low traffic periods, resulting in energy savings up to 87,5% in the central office of optical access...

Arturo Rodé s Ló pez, G; Estaran, J; Vegas Olmos, J J; Tafur Monroy, I

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A Hybrid Energy Saving Mechanism for VoIP Traffic with Silence Suppression  

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In this paper, we propose a hybrid energy saving mechanism (HESM) that combines power-saving mode (PSM) for real-time traffic ... silence suppression. The proposed method uses power saving class (PSC) II during t...

Jung-Ryun Lee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling the Effects of Urban Morphology, Traffic and Pedestrian Dynamics on Students’ Exposure to Air Pollution  

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The United Nations Environment Programme stated that the human exposure to air pollutants primarily emitted by road traffic is ... tracked and profiled with a GPS. Ambient air pollutant concentrations of CO and P...

Jorge Humberto Amorim; Joana Valente…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic Congestion Mitigation as an Emissions Reduction Strategy Alexander York Bigazzi  

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goals, a better understanding of the impacts of traffic congestion on motor vehicle emissions is needed, such as electric and gas- electric hybrid vehicles. But travel volume is also a key consideration for the total

Bertini, Robert L.

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Airport surface traffic optimization and simulation in the presence of uncertainties  

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Surface traffic congestion causes significant taxi delays and long queues for takeoffs at busy airports, increasing operational and environmental costs. These impacts may be mitigated by optimizing runway and taxiway ...

Lee, Hanbong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of an arterial adaptive traffic signal control system using reinforcement learning  

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perspective. This comparison shows both the connections between them and the benefits of using reinforcement learning. A Neural-Fuzzy Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning (NFACRL) method is then introduced for traffic signal control. NFACRL integrates fuzzy...

Xie, Yuanchang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #668: March 28, 2011 Time Wasted Due to Traffic Congestion  

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According to the Texas Transportation Institute's latest study on traffic congestion, all urban areas have experienced increased congestion in the seventeen-year period from 1982 to 2009, but...

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Childhood Cancer and Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Life  

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exposure to traffic and nitrogen dioxide. Epidemiology 16(in Taiwan using nitrogen dioxide as an air pollutant marker.benzene and modeled nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) as a marker of

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of domestic traffic and fares at the top 200 US airports between 1990 and 2008  

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The main objective of this thesis is to analyze the evolution of domestic Origin- Destination (O-D) traffic and fares at the Top 200 airports in the United States between 1990 and 2008. The impetus behind this research is ...

Ben Abda, Mehdi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time analysis of aggregate network traffic for anomaly detection  

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The frequent and large-scale network attacks have led to an increased need for developing techniques for analyzing network traffic. If efficient analysis tools were available, it could become possible to detect the attacks, anomalies...

Kim, Seong Soo

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of traffic operations at diamond interchanges using advanced actuated control  

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This thesis documents an operational analysis of ographics. advanced actuated traffic control at signalized diamond interchanges. The study attempts to determine the benefits a "flexible'' phasing strategy provides to the interchange. Flexible...

Koonce, Peter John Vincent

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #776: April 22, 2013 Fuel Savings from Attempts to Alleviate Traffic Congestion  

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Despite the news that traffic congestion wasted nearly 2.9 billion gallons of fuel in 2011, fuel savings were achieved due to efforts to combat congestion. According to the Texas Transportation...

313

Microsoft Word - Cindy from Jim Prybylski office_notes on traffic...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

am - 7 am. * Typical work week is Mon-Thur; therefore, traffic volumes on Fri, Sat, and Sun dependent on projects. Most of personnel likely associated with WSI (security) and...

314

Impact of urban traffic and climate change on water quality from road runoff.  

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??Urban traffic and climate change are two phenomena that have the potential to degrade urban water quality by influencing the build-up and wash-off of pollutants,… (more)

Mahbub, S. M. Parvez Bin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide concentrations in Santiago de Chile associated with traffic emissions  

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CO/CO2 ratios have been measured in different locations of Santiago de Chile city. Measurements were carried out in a tunnel (prevailing emissions from cars with catalytic converter) and close to heavy traffic st...

María A. Rubio; Irene Fuenzalida…

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident Detection Algorithms  

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Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident of such a test-bed would be the ability to incorporate synthetic data produced by a simulation model since

Hellinga, Bruce

317

Stochastic Traffic Engineering for Live Audio/Video Delivering over Energy-Limited Wireless Access Networks  

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We study the Stochastic Traffic Engineering (STE) problem arising from the support ... demanding live (e.g., real time) audio/video applications over unreliable IP-over-wireless...stochastic optimization problem,...

Nicola Cordeschi; Tatiana Patriarca; Enzo Baccarelli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

BICYCLE SAFETY--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Obey all traffic laws while riding your bike.  

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942012 BICYCLE SAFETY--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW · Obey all traffic laws while riding your bike. · According the California Vehicle Code, every person riding a bicycle upon a street or highway has all

Straight, Aaron

319

Flow through electrode with automated calibration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is an improved automated flow through electrode liquid monitoring system. The automated system has a sample inlet to a sample pump, a sample outlet from the sample pump to at least one flow through electrode with a waste port. At least one computer controls the sample pump and records data from the at least one flow through electrode for a liquid sample. The improvement relies upon (a) at least one source of a calibration sample connected to (b) an injection valve connected to said sample outlet and connected to said source, said injection valve further connected to said at least one flow through electrode, wherein said injection valve is controlled by said computer to select between said liquid sample or said calibration sample. Advantages include improved accuracy because of more frequent calibrations, no additional labor for calibration, no need to remove the flow through electrode(s), and minimal interruption of sampling.

Szecsody, James E [Richland, WA; Williams, Mark D [Richland, WA; Vermeul, Vince R [Richland, WA

2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

320

Development of an actuated traffic control process utilizing real-time estimated volume feedbback  

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implement signal operating changes at an actuated traffic signal. The scope of the research dealt with only one traffic control sensor design configuration ? that of 60-foot stopline detection. The overall study results suggest that this design... 24 26 27 Basic Queueing Theory Model. TTI REL CID and Eagle Controller. . . TransLink Roadside Equipment Laboratory. Basic Isolated, Actuated Intersection Testbed. Advanced Isolated, Actuated Intersection Testbed. Eight-Phase, Dual-Ring, Quad...

Pacelli, Michael Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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321

An investigative study of automobile traffic accidents utilizing biorhythm theory for predictive value  

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AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC ACCT. DENTS UTILIZING BIORHYTHM THEORY FOR PREDICTIVE VALUE A Thesis by OSCAR HENRY EGLY JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS UTILIZING BIORHYTHM THEORY FOR PREDICTIVE VALUE A Thesis by OSCAR HENRY EGLY JR. Approved as to style and content...

Egly, Oscar Henry

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Multiphase flow in fractured porous media  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The major goal of this research project was to improve the understanding of the gas-oil two-phase flow in fractured porous media. In addition, miscible displacement was studied to evaluate its promise for enhanced recovery.

Firoozabadi, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Refractory Improvement  

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Refractory Improvement Refractory Improvement NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 2 Project Description Industry would like gasifier on-line availability of 85-95% for utility applications and 95% for applications such as chemical production. Gasification facilities' are currently unable to meet these requirements, which have created a potential roadblock to widespread acceptance and commercialization of gasification technologies. Refractory liners and syngas coolers are among key components of the gasification process previously identified as negatively impacting gasifier availability. Ash originating from impurities in the gasifier's carbon feedstock is the root cause of many problems impacting gasifier RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability). At the high temperatures of gasification, ash changes to liquid, gas, and solid phases which wear down refractory materials and can cause fouling, either of which can lead to unplanned shutdowns for system repair, replacement, or cleaning.

324

SFTEL: Flow Cell | EMSL  

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

325

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Redox Flow Batteries: An Engineering Perspective  

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Redox flow batteries are well suited to provide modular and scalable energy storage systems for a wide range of energy storage applications. In this paper, we review the development of redox flow battery technology including recent advances in new redox active materials and systems. We discuss cost, performance, and reliability metrics that are critical for deployment of large flow battery systems. The technology, while relatively young, has the potential for significant improvement through reduced materials costs, improved energy and power efficiency, and significant reduction in the overall system cost.

Chalamala, Babu R.; Soundappan, Thiagarajan; Fisher, Graham R.; Anstey, Mitchell A.; Viswanathan, Vilayanur V.; Perry, Mike L.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Traffic Trends: Drivers and Measures of Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Technologies and Architectures for Backbone Optical Networks  

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We examine trends and characteristics of the traffic, systems, and architectures of backbone optical networks to illustrate baselines, future requirements, and possible metrics to...

Korotky, Steven K

328

Management processes in U.S. air traffic management modernization : a study of global navigation satellite system development  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis investigates organization and management issues associated with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the nation's Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. Focus is placed specifically ...

Sandvig, John H.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

DYNAMIC MODELING STRATEGY FOR FLOW REGIME TRANSITION IN GAS-LIQUID TWO-PHASE FLOWS  

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In modeling gas-liquid two-phase flows, the concept of flow regime has been used to characterize the global interfacial structure of the flows. Nearly all constitutive relations that provide closures to the interfacial transfers in two-phase flow models, such as the two-fluid model, are often flow regime dependent. Currently, the determination of the flow regimes is primarily based on flow regime maps or transition criteria, which are developed for steady-state, fully-developed flows and widely applied in nuclear reactor system safety analysis codes, such as RELAP5. As two-phase flows are observed to be dynamic in nature (fully-developed two-phase flows generally do not exist in real applications), it is of importance to model the flow regime transition dynamically for more accurate predictions of two-phase flows. The present work aims to develop a dynamic modeling strategy for determining flow regimes in gas-liquid two-phase flows through the introduction of interfacial area transport equations (IATEs) within the framework of a two-fluid model. The IATE is a transport equation that models the interfacial area concentration by considering the creation and destruction of the interfacial area, such as the fluid particle (bubble or liquid droplet) disintegration, boiling and evaporation; and fluid particle coalescence and condensation, respectively. For the flow regimes beyond bubbly flows, a two-group IATE has been proposed, in which bubbles are divided into two groups based on their size and shape (which are correlated), namely small bubbles and large bubbles. A preliminary approach to dynamically identifying the flow regimes is provided, in which discriminators are based on the predicted information, such as the void fraction and interfacial area concentration of small bubble and large bubble groups. This method is expected to be applied to computer codes to improve their predictive capabilities of gas-liquid two-phase flows, in particular for the applications in which flow regime transition occurs.

X. Wang; X. Sun; H. Zhao

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Flow visualisation in inclined louvered fins  

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In this study the flow within an interrupted fin design, the inclined louvered fin, is investigated experimentally through visualisation. The inclined louvered fin is a hybrid of the offset strip fin and standard louvered fin, aimed at improved performance at low Reynolds numbers for compact heat exchangers. The flow behaviour is studied in six geometrically different configurations over a range of Reynolds numbers and quantified using the concept of 'fin angle alignment factor'. The transition from steady laminar to unsteady flow was studied in detail. The fin geometry had a very large impact on the transitional flow behaviour, especially on vortex shedding. (author)

T'Joen, C.; De Paepe, M. [Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University-UGent, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent (Belgium); Jacobi, A. [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

331

Numerical prediction of the effect of traffic lights on the vehicle noise at urban street intersections  

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Intersections of urban streets are particularly noisy locations due to the addition of the noise from vehicles at different streets a long period of noise emission from queuing vehicles with traffic lights in red and the noise from accelerating vehicles. Besides the traffic lights impose a modulation in the passage of the vehicles so that the subsequent noise variability along time contributes to increase the annoyance degree. This paper presents a code especially developed to simulate both the spatial and temporal distribution of the sound pressure levels induced by the vehicle traffic in street intersections. The algorithm combines a traffic model with vehicles in dynamic motion through the domain with a model for sound propagation based on the method of virtual images in which the determination of the location of the successive image sources was reduced to a reference horizontal plane. Sound emission from each vehicle was established according to the Harmonoise guidelines. After verifying the code predictions by comparison with measurements at several street intersections the method was applied systematically to investigate the effect of varying the regulation parameters of the traffic lights on the Leq and L10 distributions for some particular cases.

Jorge Parrondo; Ruben Zurita; Jose A. Corrales; Joaquin Fernandez

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Modeling Information Propagation Along Traffic on Two Parallel Roads  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IntelliDrive systems, including inter-vehicle communication and vehicle infrastructure integration, aim to improve safety, mobility, and efficiency of transportation. They build on the wireless ad hoc network technologies, enabling vehicles...

Yin, Kai

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - October 2010 | Data.gov  

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October 2010 October 2010 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - October 2010 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

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U-091: cURL Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic | Department of  

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

91: cURL Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic 91: cURL Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic U-091: cURL Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic January 30, 2012 - 6:45am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in cURL. PLATFORM: Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any) : Version(s): 7.10.6 through 7.23.1 ABSTRACT: A remote user can decrypt SSL/TLS sessions in certain cases. reference LINKS: CVE-2011-3389 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026587 Vendor Advisory IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Moderate Discussion: A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can decrypt SSL/TLS sessions. The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - June 2010 | Data.gov  

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June 2010 June 2010 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - June 2010 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - October 2011 | Data.gov  

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October 2011 October 2011 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - October 2011 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - September 2011 | Data.gov  

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

September 2011 September 2011 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - September 2011 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - June 2011 | Data.gov  

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June 2011 June 2011 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - June 2011 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

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High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system is provided for the high-speed and high-fidelity collection of network traffic. The system can collect traffic at gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds, scale to terabit-per-second (Tbps) speeds, and support additional functions such as real-time network intrusion detection. The present system uses a dedicated operating system for traffic collection to maximize efficiency, scalability, and performance. A scalable infrastructure and apparatus for the present system is provided by splitting the work performed on one host onto multiple hosts. The present system simultaneously addresses the issues of scalability, performance, cost, and adaptability with respect to network monitoring, collection, and other network tasks. In addition to high-speed and high-fidelity network collection, the present system provides a flexible infrastructure to perform virtually any function at high speeds such as real-time network intrusion detection and wide-area network emulation for research purposes.

Weigle, Eric H. (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - September 2010 | Data.gov  

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September 2010 September 2010 Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data FHWA Traffic Volume Trend Monthly VMT Report - September 2010 Dataset Summary Description The Traffic Volume Trends montly report is a natinal data report that provides quality controlled vehicle miles traveled data for each State for all roadways Tags {"volume data",tvt,"traffic volume trends",'fhwa,AADT,VMT,"Vehicle Miles Traveled"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/01/2012 Publisher Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation Contact Name Contact Email daniel.jenkins@dot.gov

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "traffic flow improvements" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


341

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

342

Low volume flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Using multi-agent negotiation techniques for the autonomous resolution of air traffic conflicts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is not sufficient to avoid conflict and that any model that is to be used in a real traffic situation must have the explicit capacity to resolve conflicts between multiple aircraft. [4] Tomlin, Pappas and Sastry have published a number of papers on automated air 7... that preserves separation regardless of the actions of the other plane. [13][14][15] Kosecka, Tomlin, Pappas and Sastry have also done work to apply methods from the field of robotics to the problem of air traffic management. There have been a large number...

Wollkind, Steven Robert

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

344

An evaluation of the operating effectiveness of a computer-controlled traffic network  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to an inter- section of a heavy-volume, high speed traffic artery with a rela- tively lightly traveled minor road or street, and it works well when street capacity is not a critical problem. (14) Semi-actuated equipment operates with detectors on minor... to an inter- section of a heavy-volume, high speed traffic artery with a rela- tively lightly traveled minor road or street, and it works well when street capacity is not a critical problem. (14) Semi-actuated equipment operates with detectors on minor...

De Steiguer, Allen Louis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

345

A real-time GIS for the analysis of a traffic system C. Claramunt, E. Peytchev and A. Bargiela  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A real-time GIS for the analysis of a traffic system C. Claramunt, E. Peytchev and A. Bargiela describes a prototype development of a new system for the integration of real-time traffic data within a GIS in which systems are designed and used in many application fields. Geographical Information Systems (GIS

Bargiela, Andrzej

346

Flow optimization in diving helmets  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Geothermal Two-Phase Wellbore Flow: Pressure Drop Correlations and Flow Pattern Transitions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper we present some basic concepts of two-phase flow and review the Orkiszewski (1967) correlations which have been suggested by various investigators to perform well for geothermal wellbore flow situations. We also present a flow regime map based on the transition criteria used by Orkiszewski (1967) and show that most geothermal wells flow under slug flow regime. We have rearranged bubble- to slug-flow transition criterion used by Orkiszewski (1967) to show that the transition depends on the dimensionless pipe diameter number in addition to dimensionless liquid and gas velocity numbers. Our aim is also to identify what research may lead to improvements in two-phase pressure drop calculations for geothermal wellbore flow.

Ambastha, A.K.; Gudmundsson, J.S.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

348

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber devices are provided for use in absorption cycle refrigeration systems and thermal boosting systems. The devices have increased residence time and surface area resulting in improved heat and mass transfer characteristics. The apparatuses may be incorporated into open cycle thermal boosting systems in which steam serves both as the refrigerant vapor which is supplied to the absorber section and as the supply of heat to drive the desorber section of the system. 9 figs.

Wilkinson, W.H.

1984-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

349

MSET modeling of Crystal River-3 venturi flow meters.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The analysis of archived Crystal River-3 feedwater flow data reveals a slow and steady degradation of the flow meter measurements during the 1992/1993 operating cycle. MSET can reliably estimate the true flow rate and quantify the degree of departure between the indicated signal and the true flow rate with high accuracy. The MSET computed flow rate could, in principle, be used to provide an improved estimate of the reactor power and hence avoid the revenue loss associated with derating the reactor based on a faulty feedwater flow rate indication.

Bockhorst, F. K.; Gross, K. C.; Herzog, J. P.; Wegerich, S. W.

1998-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

350

Propeller Flow Meter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Dispersed flow film boiling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Yoder, Graydon L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Bacteria in shear flow  

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

Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instantaneous information propagation in free flow, synchronized flow, stop-and-go  

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to propagate in a traffic system under certain traffic conditions, penetration rate of equipped cars range and penetration rate for unidirectional roads, bi-directional roads, and road networks. In [6

Mease, Kenneth D.

354

Traffic-related air pollution and health co-benefits of alternative transport in Adelaide, South Australia  

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AbstractBackground Motor vehicle emissions contribute nearly a quarter of the world's energy-related greenhouse gases and cause non-negligible air pollution, primarily in urban areas. Changing people's travel behaviour towards alternative transport is an efficient approach to mitigate harmful environmental impacts caused by a large number of vehicles. Such a strategy also provides an opportunity to gain health co-benefits of improved air quality and enhanced physical activities. This study aimed at quantifying co-benefit effects of alternative transport use in Adelaide, South Australia. Method We made projections for a business-as-usual scenario for 2030 with alternative transport scenarios. Separate models including air pollution models and comparative risk assessment health models were developed to link alternative transport scenarios with possible environmental and health benefits. Results In the study region with an estimated population of 1.4 million in 2030, by shifting 40% of vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) by passenger vehicles to alternative transport, annual average urban PM2.5 would decline by approximately 0.4 ?g/m3 compared to business-as-usual, resulting in net health benefits of an estimated 13 deaths/year prevented and 118 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) prevented per year due to improved air quality. Further health benefits would be obtained from improved physical fitness through active transport (508 deaths/year prevented, 6569 DALYs/year prevented), and changes in traffic injuries (21 deaths and, 960 \\{DALYs\\} prevented). Conclusion Although uncertainties remain, our findings suggest that significant environmental and health benefits are possible if alternative transport replaces even a relatively small portion of car trips. The results may provide assistance to various government organisations and relevant service providers and promote collaboration in policy-making, city planning and infrastructure establishment.

Ting Xia; Monika Nitschke; Ying Zhang; Pushan Shah; Shona Crabb; Alana Hansen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National Strategy on  

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to the Decade of Action New areas: SAFETY CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH #12;17 HOW Can We Achieve and SAFETY CULTURE #12;18 Safety Culture--the Real Solution Individual roles, organizational rolesWEBINAR Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National

Minnesota, University of

356

PUTTING QUALITY OF SERVICE INTO A NETWORK BY MAKING THE TRAFFIC MARKOVIAN  

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can be implemented so that its assumptions, in this case about Markovian traffic streams, are in fact streams Markovian. 1 INTRODUCTION This paper is really about a way of thinking about the modelling process (in this case stochastic modelling) and how it should be applied to an implementation. Usually a model

Bradley, Jeremy

357

The Partially Stopped Leaky Bucket: An Efficient Traffic Regulator with Constant  

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1 The Partially Stopped Leaky Bucket: An Efficient Traffic Regulator with Constant Time Implementation Florin Ciucu, Brian L. Mark , and Robert Simon Lab. of Cooperative Work Environment Dept. of Computer Science Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering School of Information Technology

Ciucu, Florin

358

Adaptive Energy Saving Scheme for Downlink Elastic Traffic in Wireless Networks  

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Adaptive Energy Saving Scheme for Downlink Elastic Traffic in Wireless Networks Jongwook Lee, we propose several adaptive energy saving schemes that consider throughput and energy saving simultaneously. The proposed schemes are designed for an efficient tradeoff between throughput and energy saving

Bahk, Saewoong

359

NASA/TM-2010-216706 Formal Verification of Air Traffic  

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June 2010 NASA/TM-2010-216706 Formal Verification of Air Traffic Conflict Prevention Bands Ecole polytechnique, France #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information

Narkawicz, Anthony J.

360

Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical  

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efficiency of spectrum utilization. In cognitive radio systems, a secondary user (without license) can access a licensed spectrum channel if there is no primary user (with license) transmitting over this channel. When1 Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical

Li, Husheng

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Tuning RED for Web Traffic * Mikkel Christiansen, ** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith  

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139 Tuning RED for Web Traffic * Mikkel Christiansen, ** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/dirt Abstract We study the effects of RED on the performance of Web --- response time for HTTP request­response pairs. We empirically evaluate RED across a range of parameter

Jeffay, Kevin

362

A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Ping Wang, Member, IEEE, Hai Jiang, Member, IEEE, and Weihua Zhuang, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In wireless ad hoc networks information exchanges among the nodes. Index Terms--Wireless ad hoc networks, medium access control, fairness

Jiang, Hai

363

Analysis of seasonal and day-of-week traffic patterns at national parks  

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seasonal and day-of-week traffic patterns exhibit consistency from one year to the next, the seasonal and day-of-week factors were compared across all five years. Using the Kruskal-Wallis test, it was determined that the seasonal and day-of-week factors...

Liggett, Lindsay Elizabeth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

364

Meteorological Conditions Processing for Vision-based Traffic Monitoring Nicolas Hautire  

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of the sensors. A vision-based traffic monitoring system is proposed to take fog and rain into account and react ac- cordingly. A background modeling approach, based on a mixture of gaussians, is used to separate the foreground from the background. Since fog is steady weather, the back- ground image is used to detect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

365

Measurement and Interpretation of Voice Traffic on the Internet N. F. Maxemchuk S. Lo  

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Measurement and Interpretation of Voice Traffic on the Internet N. F. Maxemchuk S. Lo AT&T Labs ­ Research Lucent Tech. ­ Bell labs ABSTRACT The Internet is being used to carry voice conversations describe the results of a set of measurements on intrastate, cross country, and international Internet

Maxemchuk, Nicholas F.

366

A Prototype System for Real Time Computer Animation of Slow Traffic in a Driving Simulator  

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, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands Tel. +31­50­3633931; Fax +31 Center, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 69, 9750 AB Haren, The Netherlands Tel. +31­50­3636764; Fax +31­50­363784; Email wolff@trc.rug.nl Abstract The Traffic Research Centre (TRC) of the University of Groningen

Roerdink, Jos B.T.M.

367

Exploring Behavioral Patterns Through Entropy in Multimedia Peer-to-Peer Traffic  

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......its source, i.e. near the terminal device generating the traffic (which embraces...with routers, gateways and other local devices). Figure 1 depicts the distribution...first captured a set of traces from hosts listening a few audio streaming sessions using different......

João V. Gomes; Pedro R.M. Inácio; Manuela Pereira; Mário M. Freire; Paulo P. Monteiro

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Development and implementation of algorithms used in ground and internet traffic monitoring  

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. The development and real-time implementation of a new algorithm that filters out erroneous data from the ILDs is the focus of the first half of this thesis. The developed algorithm is based solely on vehicle kinematics and is implemented in real-time. Traffic data...

Ametha, Jayesh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

369

Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data  

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feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state...

Fields, Matthew James

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

Multi-step-ahead prediction of MPEG-coded video source traffic using empirical modeling techniques  

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In the near future, multimedia will form the majority of Internet traffic and the most popular standard used to transport and view video is MPEG. The MPEG media content data is in the form of a time-series representing frame/VOP sizes. This time...

Gupta, Deepanker

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

371

Determination of traffic responsive plan selection factors and thresholds using artificial neural networks  

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time independent variation in traffic volumes. It can also reduce the effect of timing plan aging. Despite these advantages, TRPS mode is not used as frequently as TOD mode. The reason being a lack of methodologies and formal guidelines for predicting...

Sharma, Anuj

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

372

EFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM  

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surveillance system needs to detect vehicles and classify them if possible. Generating vehicle trajectoriesEFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Amol to detect the pose of a vehicle in the 3D world. This information is used in a model-based vehicle detection

Nicolescu, Mircea

373

Field monitoring and modeling of pavement response and service life consumption due to overweight truck traffic  

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A number of pavement structures experience deterioration due to high traffic volume and growing weights. Recently, the Texas Legislatures passed bills allowing trucks of gross vehicle weight (GVW) up to 556 kN routinely to use a route in south Texas...

Oh, Jeong-Ho

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

Hiding Traffic with Camouflage: Minimizing Message Delay in the Smart Grid under Jamming  

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Hiding Traffic with Camouflage: Minimizing Message Delay in the Smart Grid under Jamming Zhuo Lu}@ncsu.edu Email: cliff.wang@us.army.mil Abstract--The smart grid is an emerging cyber-physical system that integrates power infrastructures with information technolo- gies. In the smart grid, wireless networks have

Wang, Wenye

375

Autonomous driving manoeuvres in urban road traffic environment: a study on roundabouts  

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Autonomous driving manoeuvres in urban road traffic environment: a study on roundabouts Pérez of this evolution or they are still in the development stage. Autonomous vehicle performance on roundabouts is one implementation in real vehicles. Keywords: Lane keeping, autonomous vehicles, roundabouts, digital map

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

376

Combined Intra- and Inter-domain Traffic Engineering using Hot-Potato Aware Link Weights Optimization  

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A well-known approach to intradomain traffic engineering consists in finding the set of link weights that minimizes a network-wide objective function for a given intradomain traffic matrix. This approach is inadequate because it ignores a potential impact on interdomain routing. Indeed, the resulting set of link weights may trigger BGP to change the BGP next hop for some destination prefixes, to enforce hot-potato routing policies. In turn, this results in changes in the intradomain traffic matrix that have not been anticipated by the link weights optimizer, possibly leading to degraded network performance. We propose a BGP-aware link weights optimization method that takes these effects into account, and even turns them into an advantage. This method uses the interdomain traffic matrix and other available BGP data, to extend the intradomain topology with external virtual nodes and links, on which all the well-tuned heuristics of a classical link weights optimizer can be applied. A key innovative asset of our ...

Balon, Simon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

HTTP TRAFFIC SIMULATION AND EVALUATION FOR MULTIPLE USERS IN AN INTRANET NETWORK  

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"friendly" environment. In our application we use a mechanism exploiting Intranet technology to stressHTTP TRAFFIC SIMULATION AND EVALUATION FOR MULTIPLE USERS IN AN INTRANET NETWORK Elias Aravantinos Christos Bouras Petros Ganos Panagiotis Kokkinos Research Academic Computer Technology Institute Computer

Bouras, Christos

378

VTrack: Accurate, Energy-Aware Road Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones  

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for travel time estimation using this sensor data that addresses two key challenges: energy consumptionVTrack: Accurate, Energy-Aware Road Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones Arvind Thiagarajan the bat- tery quickly. In these cases, VTrack can use alternative, less energy-hungry but noisier sensors

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

379

A multi-level approach to the integration of traffic data within GIS  

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A multi-level approach to the integration of traffic data within GIS Kalin Penev, Christophe systems are designed and used in many application fields. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have now challenges for GIS is to generate a corporate resource whose full potential will be achieved by making

Bargiela, Andrzej

380

A GIS-based Bayesian approach for analyzing spatial-temporal patterns of traffic crashes  

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This thesis develops a GIS-based Bayesian approach for area-wide traffic crash analysis. Five years of crash data from Houston, Texas, are analyzed using a geographic information system (GIS), and spatial-temporal patterns of relative crash risk...

Li, Linhua

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Pollution from Traffic and Risk for Lung Cancer in Three Danish Cohorts  

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...the present study focused on vehicle traffic emissions, which is...time trends, supported by ecological correlations between the incidence...rates of adenocarcinomas and vehicle densities at county area level...and their relation to motor vehicle density. Cancer Epidemiol...

Ole Raaschou-Nielsen; Helle Bak; Mette Sørensen; Steen Solvang Jensen; Matthias Ketzel; Martin Hvidberg; Peter Schnohr; Anne Tjønneland; Kim Overvad; and Steffen Loft

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Robust Network Monitoring in the presence of Non-Cooperative Traffic Queries  

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, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. D6, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona 1 Introduction The ability to extract detailed information from live traffic streams is critical as well as the types of computations, usually unknown in advance, to be performed on the packet streams

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

383

Exploring Behavioral Patterns Through Entropy in Multimedia Peer-to-Peer Traffic  

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......value of xi: H(x) = - ni =1 p(xi) ln p(xi). (1) For any finite number n...USA. [22] Li, B., Ma, M. and Jin, Z. (2011) A VoIP traffic identification...Enterprise (WETICE 2005), Link ping, Sweden, June, pp. 172177. IEEE......

João V. Gomes; Pedro R.M. Inácio; Manuela Pereira; Mário M. Freire; Paulo P. Monteiro

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Influence of vehide traffic reduction in a town centre on BTX polhition Isabelle ZDANEVITCH a  

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et Pollution de l'Air", Avignon : France (2000)" #12;1. Objectives It seems obvious that with limited centres. According to that scheine, WERIS, m association wifh the local Air Qualily Moniforing Nefwork A1 clearly indicates traffic äs the main source of atmospheric pollution. Measured benzene levels over the 3

Boyer, Edmond

385

Distributed Scheduling for Air Traffic Throughput Maximization During the Terminal Phase of Flight  

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of a few large scale tests of systems developed based on the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) information. ADS-B, a crucial component of NextGen, relays highly accurate traffic information computes and displays a recommended aircraft velocity such that a safe distance is maintained

Egerstedt, Magnus

386

Merging Traffic to Save Energy in the Enterprise Department of Computer Science  

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replace the high port density switches. The energy savings from such a redesign are significant with switches having far fewer ports. This automatically reduces energy use in both the chassis as wellMerging Traffic to Save Energy in the Enterprise Candy Yiu Department of Computer Science Portland

Singh, Suresh

387

Examining the application of conway-maxwell-poisson models for analyzing traffic crash data  

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under-dispersed crash data. The primary objective of this research is to evaluate the performance of the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson (COM-Poisson) model for various situations and to examine its application for analyzing traffic crash datasets exhibiting over...

Geedipally, Srinivas Reddy

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model  

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to implementation on the target freeway network. In this paper, a capability-enhanced PARAMICS simulation model has evaluation; Simulation models; Algorithms. Introduction Ramp metering has been recognized as an effectivePerformance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Levinson, David M.

389

OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR BICYCLE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE UNITED STATES: A REVIEW  

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OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR BICYCLE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE UNITED STATES: A REVIEW Interim ........................................................................................................... 2 2.1.1 Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (AASHTO, 1999).....................................................................................3 2.1.3 Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (AASHTO, 2012

Bertini, Robert L.

390

System for measuring multiphase flow using multiple pressure differentials  

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An improved method and system for measuring a multi-phase flow in a pressure flow meter. An extended throat venturi is used and pressure of the multi-phase flow is measured at three or more positions in the venturi, which define two or more pressure differentials in the flow conduit. The differential pressures are then used to calculate the mass flow of the gas phase, the total mass flow, and the liquid phase. The system for determining the mass flow of the high void fraction fluid flow and the gas flow includes taking into account a pressure drop experienced by the gas phase due to work performed by the gas phase in accelerating the liquid phase.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Flow Distances on Open Flow Networks  

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

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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Examining the Effects of Site-Selection Criteria for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Traffic Safety Improvement Countermeasures  

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, which could significantly alter the study outcome. They include the regression-to-the-mean (RTM) and site-selection effects. So far, most of the research on these biases has focused on the RTM. Hence, the primary objective of this study consists...

Kuo, Pei-Fen

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

393

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Portable wastewater flow meter  

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

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

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

395

Portable wastewater flow meter  

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

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

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Improving Estimates of Cloud Condensation Nuclei Concentration  

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aerosols), the Azores (sea-salt aerosols, local pollution from airport traffic, and long-range transport from Europe), the Black Forest in Germany (agricultural and forested...

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U-259: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic and SSL  

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259: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic 259: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic and SSL Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-259: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic and SSL Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code September 13, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Lets Remote Users Decrypt SSL/TLS Traffic and SSL Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: RSA BSAFE SSL-C prior to 2.8.6 ABSTRACT: RSA BSAFE SSL-C Multiple Vulnerabilities reference LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA50601 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027514 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027513 CVE-2011-3389 CVE-2012-2110 CVE-2012-2131 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: EMC has acknowledged a weakness and a vulnerability in RSA BSAFE, which can

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Dynamic Scheduling of a Parallel Server System in Heavy Traffic with Complete Resource Pooling: Asymptotic Optimality of a  

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as the optimal cost in the Brownian control problem. Short title: Dynamic Scheduling of Parallel Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 Scheduling Control and Performance Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Dynamic Scheduling of a Parallel Server System in Heavy Traffic with Complete Resource Pooling

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Behavior-Based Simulation Approach for the Capacity and Traffic Operational Characteristic Study of Four-Way-Stop-Controlled Intersections  

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The objective of the proposed research is to study the traffic operational characteristics at four-way-stop-controlled (FWSC) intersections with single -lane approaches. Observational data were collected at six FWSC ...

Yin, Juan

2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #775: April 15, 2013 Top Ten Urban Areas for Fuel Wasted due to Traffic Congestion, 2011  

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The top ten urban areas across the U.S. accounted for nearly 40% of the total fuel wasted due to traffic congestion in 2011. Highway congestion caused vehicles in the combined urban areas of New...

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Improving ICU patient flow through discrete-event simulation  

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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest hospital in New England and a national leader in care delivery, teaching, and research, operates ten Intensive Care Units (ICUs), including the 20-bed Ellison 4 Surgical ...

Christensen, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Arthur)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic Management Command, ATTN: MT-INFF, 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls  

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/ 'Vol 52,-No. 212. !/- Tuesday; November 3, -1987 1 Notices.- . / 'Vol 52,-No. 212. !/- Tuesday; November 3, -1987 1 Notices.- . . and responsibility of that company. This is not intented to prevent a carrier from interchanging equipment to allow for the through movement of traffic. Master- leases which do not meet the requirements of a long-term lease or that depend on other documentation and/or subleases to be complete are viewed as trip-leases. DATE: Comments must be received on or before 1 January 1988. ADDRESS: Comments should be addressed to: Headquarters, Military Traffic Management Command, ATTN: MT-INFF, 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-5050. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Ms. Patricia McCormick, HQMTMC 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041- 5050, (202] 756-1887. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Master- leases which do not conform to the

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The effect of weather and climate on traffic accidents, crime, and mortality in Bryan-College Station, Texas  

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THE EFFECT OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, CRIME, AND MORTALITY IN BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS A Thesis by TIMOTHY RICHARD CAMPBELL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Head of Depa ment) Member) December 1973 ABSTRACT The Effect of Weather and Climate on Traffic Accidents, Crime, and Mortality in Bryan-College Station, Texas. (December 1973) Timothy Richard...

Campbell, Timothy Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Respiratory hospitalizations of children and residential exposure to traffic air pollution in Jerusalem  

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Abstract Although exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been reported to be associated with respiratory morbidity in children, this association has not been examined in Israel. Jerusalem is ranked among the leading Israeli cities in transport-related air pollution. This case–control study examined whether pediatric hospitalization for respiratory diseases in Jerusalem is related to residential exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Cases (n = 4844) were Jerusalem residents aged 0–14 years hospitalized for respiratory illnesses between 2000 and 2006. These were compared to children admitted electively (n = 2161) or urgently (n = 3085) for non-respiratory conditions. Individual measures of exposure included distance from residence to nearest main road, the total length of main roads, traffic volume, and bus load within buffers of 50, 150, and 300 m around each address. Cases were more likely to have any diesel buses passing within 50 m of their home (adjusted odds ratios = 1.16 and 1.10, 95% confidence intervals 1.04–1.30 and 1.01–1.20 for elective and emergency controls, respectively). Our findings indicated that older girls (5–14) and younger boys (0–4) had increased risks of respiratory hospitalization, albeit with generally widened confidence intervals due to small sample sizes. Our results add to the limited body of evidence regarding associations between diesel exhaust particles and respiratory morbidity. The findings also point to possible differential associations between traffic-related air pollution and pediatric hospitalization among boys and girls in different age groups.

Ronit Nirel; Michal Schiff; Ora Paltiel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Grid adaptation for functional outputs of compressible flow simulations  

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An error correction and grid adaptive method is presented for improving the accuracy of functional outputs of compressible flow simulations. The procedure is based on an adjoint formulation in which the estimated error in ...

Venditti, David Anthony, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A slotted orifice plate used as a flow measurement device  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The standard orifice plate is used extensively by the natural gas industry for the metering of fuel. Because of the costs associated with errors in flow measurement inherent with the use of a standard orifice plate, any improvements upon...

Macek, Michael Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

407

Plastic Flow in Glass  

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

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Ultrasonic flow metering system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Vanadium Flow Battery for Energy Storage: Prospects and Challenges  

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Vanadium Flow Battery for Energy Storage: Prospects and Challenges ... Her work involves investigating the strategy to improve the stability of electrolytes for the vanadium flow battery. ... Dr. Huamin Zhang currently is a tenured Professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; he serves as the head of the energy storage division and chief scientist of the 973 National Project on Flow Battery. ...

Cong Ding; Huamin Zhang; Xianfeng Li; Tao Liu; Feng Xing

2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

410

A coupled model for ring dynamics, gas flow, and oil flow through the ring grooves in IC engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oil flows through ring/groove interface play a critical role in oil transport among different regions the piston ring pack of internal combustion engines. This thesis work is intended to improve the understanding and ...

Jia, Ke, S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

A New Approach to Computing Max Flows using Electrical Flows  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Rajamani, Sriram K.

413

Low flow fume hood  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

FLOW CONDITIONING DESIGN IN TURBULENT  

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

415

Device for deriving energy from a flow of fluid  

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Improved process and device for extracting energy present in a flowing fluid medium wherein a supported hub with propellers or blades is placed in said medium and the blades are provided with a wing or vane at the tip. The wing is of such a form that it generates a ''venturi effect'' in the flowing medium by which a part of the fluid which should normally pass outside the propeller disc area, is drawn into the propeller. The improvement consists of mixing of fluid which normally should pass outside the venturi with fluid which has flowed through the blades by provisions on blades and/or wing or vanes.

van Holten, T.

1982-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

416

Flow Simulation and Optimization of Plasma Reactors for Coal Gasification  

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This paper reports a 3-d numerical simulation system to analyze the complicated flow in plasma reactors for coal gasification, which involve complex chemical reaction, two-phase flow and plasma effect. On the basis of analytic results, the distribution of the density, temperature and components' concentration are obtained and a different plasma reactor configuration is proposed to optimize the flow parameters. The numerical simulation results show an improved conversion ratio of the coal gasification. Different kinds of chemical reaction models are used to simulate the complex flow inside the reactor. It can be concluded that the numerical simulation system can be very useful for the design and optimization of the plasma reactor.

Ji Chunjun; Zhang Yingzi; Ma Tengcai

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

A subnet based approach to reducing traffic in peer-to-peer systems  

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A SUBNET BASED APPROACH TO REDUCING TRAFFIC IN PEER-TO-PEER SYSTEMS A Thesis by JASON ALLAN PATRAO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2002 Major Subject: Computer Science ABSTRACT A Subnet-based Approach to Reduce Network Traf lie in Large-Scale Peer-to-Peer Systems. (December 2002) Jason Allan Patrao, B. E. , University of Bombay Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr...

Patrao, Jason Allan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

418

A continuous traffic study - estimation of population parameters and the variance of the estimated parameters  

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. 32 5. 88 6. 36 1. 68 13 TABLE 3. 2 ESTIMATED TOTAL 'fONS BY CARRiER Carrier Sample Size ToGs Standard Error Coefficient Variation (/) Maximum Variation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 '7 l 22.... 37 14. 71 13. 33 12. 48 18. 62 6. 26 7. 07 l. 72 15 3. 4 Traffic Characteristics for a Group of Carri rs The estimation of totals and estimated variances for a group of carriers is merely an extension of formula 3. 1 and 3. 3. In this case...

Dresser, George Brayton

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The tools created for this approach, a two-level hierarchical group of operators, are used to extract features from the dataset to create a feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles... on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state of a vehicle is defined by its velocity and acceleration at a selected timestamp. A three-dimensional plot is used...

Fields, Matthew James

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

420

Turbulent flow in graphene  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Kumar S. Gupta; Siddhartha Sen

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Muffler Theory Considering Flow  

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

Ewald Eichler

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Numerical Simulations of Plasma Based Flow Control  

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strategies to various flow fields.1-3 One of the major areas for applications of flow control is the gas for reducing losses and improving performance in gas turbine engine component flowfields.6-9 Although many Field, Cleveland, OH 44135 A mathematical model was developed to simulate flow control applications

Jacob, Jamey

423

Improving Interpersonal Communication  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

By improving interpersonal communication skills, we can improve our relationships with others. Better communication comes from understanding one's self, understanding other people, learning to empathize, being a good listener and practicing...

Warren, Judith L.

2000-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

424

From material flow analysis to material flow management Part I: social sciences modeling approaches coupled to MFA  

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This paper presents social sciences modeling approaches (SSMA) that have been coupled to material flow analyses in order to support management of material flows. The presented literature review revealed that the large share of these approaches stem from economics, as these models have similar data and modeling structure than the material flow models. The discussed modeling approaches support a better system understanding and allow for estimating the potential effects of economic policies on material flows. However, it has been shown that these approaches lack important aspects of human decision-making and, thus, the designed economic measures might not always lead to the expected improvements of the material system.

Claudia R. Binder

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

NEMS Freight Transportation Module Improvement Study  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) contracted with IHS Global, Inc. (IHS) to analyze the relationship between the value of industrial output, physical output, and freight movement in the United States for use in updating analytic assumptions and modeling structure within the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) freight transportation module, including forecasting methodologies and processes to identify possible alternative approaches that would improve multi-modal freight flow and fuel consumption estimation.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Human-System Safety Methods for Development of Advanced Air Traffic Management Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the development of advanced air traffic management (ATM) systems as part of the Advanced Air Transportation Technologies program. As part of this program INEEL conducted a survey of human-system safety methods that have been applied to complex technical systems, to identify lessons learned from these applications and provide recommendations for the development of advanced ATM systems. The domains that were surveyed included offshore oil and gas, commercial nuclear power, commercial aviation, and military. The survey showed that widely different approaches are used in these industries, and that the methods used range from very high-level, qualitative approaches to very detailed quantitative methods such as human reliability analysis (HRA) and probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). In addition, the industries varied widely in how effectively they incorporate human-system safety assessment in the design, development, and testing of complex technical systems. In spite of the lack of uniformity in the approaches and methods used, it was found that methods are available that can be combined and adapted to support the development of advanced air traffic management systems.

Nelson, W.R.

1999-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

427

Study of the surface traffic inside the Cluj?Napoca urban agglomeration  

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The environment's protection is one of the most actual problems because of the fact that pollution is a major danger for planet life. The environment's pollution is caused because some pollution agents are in too large a quantity for a long time and they become dangerous for human health for the flora for the fauna and for the constructions too. The pollution sources can be classified as natural and artificial sources. The quality of the environment from a specific area at a certain time can be determined by: a) the air quality; b) the water quality; c) the soil quality; d) the health level of the population; e) the decrease of animals and plants species that are accounted for. In the paper there are given the urban traffic on the principal routes inside the Cluj?Napoca municipality. The traffic is the constituent part of the research activity of the national project having the destination the monitoring of the noise and vibrations into an urban agglomeration applied to the Cluj ? Napoca town. This study is the first step for the "noise map" asked for by the Romania integration in the European Union for the team researchers of TUCN under the the direction of Dr. Mariana Arghir.

Geamilia Solea; Dan Borza; Mariana Runcan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

1994-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

429

Instream Flow Project  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

430

Productivity & Energy Flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Mitchell, Randall J.

431

1Winter 2010 We have done a lot of things right when it comes to traffic safety in the United States.  

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long-range and significant changes. They call this new approach the"Traffic Safety Culture Concept1Winter 2010 We have done a lot of things right when it comes to traffic safety in the United built safer cars and installed roadside safety devices like guardrails and breakaway poles. We even came

432

16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=13276  

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16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php;16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 2 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php

Flynn, Morris R.

433

Inferring Invisible Traffic Vineet Bharti1, Pankaj Kankar1, Lokesh Setia1, Gonca Gursun2, Anukool Lakhina1, and Mark Crovella2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Inferring Invisible Traffic Vineet Bharti1, Pankaj Kankar1, Lokesh Setia1, Gonca G¨ursun2, Anukool given vantage point in the network, most traffic is invisible. In this paper we describe results solution allows one to infer invisible TM elements. This problem relies crucially on an atomicity property

Crovella, Mark

434

In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and must obey the same traffic laws  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights for this respect. TRAFFIC LAW HIGHLIGHTS Bicycle Regulations [316.2065, F.S.] · A bicyclist must obey all traffic controls and signals. · A bicyclist must use a fixed, regular seat for riding. · No bicycle may be used

Slatton, Clint

435

Fire alarm system improvement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document contains the Fire Alarm System Test Procedure for Building 234-5Z, 200-West Area on the Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington. This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the modifications to the Fire Protection systems function as required by project criteria. The ATP will test the Fire Alarm Control Panels, Flow Alarm Pressure Switch, Heat Detectors, Smoke Detectors, Flow Switches, Manual Pull Stations, and Gong/Door by Pass Switches.

Hodge, S.G.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Source flow chemical laser cavity performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Elliptic flow phenomenon at ATLAS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Martin Spousta

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

438

Air-flow regulation system for a coal gasifier  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

A study of the coherent structures and installation effects in an orifice flow meter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Errors on the order of approximately 250 millions of dollar per year have been estimated for the natural gas industry. The urgent need to improve the accuracy has fueled basic research in the area of orifice flow meters. The objectives of this present... study were to analyze the coherent structures present in an orifice flow meter, and to examine the effect of a flow conditioner placed upstream of the orifice plate on the flow meter's accuracy, The coherent structures were measured by performing...

Pattabhi, Srikanth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

440

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

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441

Multiphase Flow Modeling Research  

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

442

Bypass Flow Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Richard Schultz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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

Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

444

Agricultural Improvement Loan Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Agricultural Improvement Loan Program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) and provides loans to farmers for...

445

HUD Home Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides a collection of information, resources, and updates related to home improvements and insurance for manufactured housing. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

446

The Interaction between Safety Culture and Degraded Modes: A Survey of National Infrastructures for Air Traffic Management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Interaction between Safety Culture and Degraded Modes: A Survey of National Infrastructures into the interaction between safety culture and degraded modes of operation in European Air Traffic Management (ATM of their infrastructure have failed. Safety culture can be simply described as `the way safety is done around here

Johnson, Chris

447

Keeping British Columbia "the best place on Earth": Reducing the carbon footprint of air traffic in British Columbia  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

). Aviation is not only intricately integrated into the global economy but also one of the most carbon-intensive modes of transportation. Moreover, it is projected to be one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon1 Keeping British Columbia "the best place on Earth": Reducing the carbon footprint of air traffic

Northern British Columbia, University of

448

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 51, NO. 8, AUGUST 2003 2177 Prediction of MPEG-Coded Video Source Traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

bring forward additional circumstances in which source traffic prediction becomes critical. Efficient of Texas Advanced Technology Program under Grant 512-0025-2001, the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant is with the Department of Computer Engineering, Cairo Univer- sity, Giza, Egypt (e-mail: amiratiya@link.net). Digital

Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S.

449

Traffic Equilibration: The Case of the Twin Cities Ramp Meter Shut Off David Levinson1and Atif Sheikh2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Traffic Equilibration: The Case of the Twin Cities Ramp Meter Shut Off David Levinson1and Atif Sheikh2 Abstract In Fall 2000, more than 430 ramp meters in the Twin Cities metropolitan area were shut down in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the metering system. This shutdown disturbed normal

Levinson, David M.

450

A Belief Propagation Approach to Traffic Prediction using Probe Vehicles Cyril Furtlehner Jean-Marc Lasgouttes Arnaud de La Fortelle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-Marc Lasgouttes Arnaud de La Fortelle Abstract-- This paper deals with real-time prediction of traf- fic% GDP cost in the European Union (i.e. more than 100 billions euros), congestion is not only a time and they are virtually non-existent on rural areas. In this context, the EU-funded REACT project developed new traffic

Furtlehner, Cyril

451

Why Doesn't That Traffic Signal Ever Turn Green? An evalua)on of roadway markings for cyclists  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Why Doesn't That Traffic Signal Ever Turn Green? An evalua)on of roadway #12; S. Bussey ­ 11/08/2013 Where would you wait if driving a car Cases Case 3: "Green Backed" Stencil Case 2: Stencil and Sign Case 1: Stencil

Bertini, Robert L.

452

Utility-based Bandwidth Adaptation for Multi-Class Traffic QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Utility-based Bandwidth Adaptation for Multi-Class Traffic QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks of ongoing calls to cope with the network resource fluctuations. In this paper, we propose a utility scheme, each call is assigned a utility function and depending on the network load the bandwidth

Haddadi, Hamed

453

Measurement and Modelling of Self-Similar Traffic in Computer Networks Tony Field, Uli Harder & Peter Harrison1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

switched Ethernet. Self-similar characteristics are seen throughout the network, for example at the compute. Introduction The statistical characteristics of network traffic has been of interest to re- searchers for many interesting as they exposed self-similar characteristics that were not previously commonplace[1, 2

Imperial College, London

454

Manfred W. Kilimann Title: "BEACH domain proteins as a novel molecular principle in subcellular protein traffic and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Manfred W. Kilimann Title: "BEACH domain proteins as a novel molecular principle in subcellular of evoked transmission at the neuromuscular junction, causing perinatal death through breathing paralysis and scarcely explored molecular principle in the orchestration of subcellular protein traffic and in human

Gollisch, Tim

455

Hot-standby for operational MetNet system used by Air Traffic Control (LVNL) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hot-standby for operational MetNet system used by Air Traffic Control (LVNL) at Amsterdam Airport) patterns and OS abstraction library. Java Applet for remote operation and configuration. In commercial provider. They provide integrated design, build and operate solutions to large multi-national clients

Haak, Hein

456

JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 24, NO. 6, JUNE 2006 2267 Logical Topology Design for Dynamic Traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. In addition, the number of ports at client nodes has more profound impact on traffic grooming than the number demands from clients at the granularity of wavelength (e.g., see [1], [2], and references therein in part by the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award DE-FG02-03ER25580. The work of X. Cao

Cao, Xiaojun (Matt)

457

Traffic operational characteristics at all-way-stop-controlled intersections were investigated by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The effects of vehicle arrival distribution and traffic- neers for the purpose of design and operational studies. Simulation models provide alternative means for transportation studies when analytical models cannot provide satisfactory solutions. Although several simulation

Tian, Zong Z.

458

RMOTC - Testing - Flow Assurance  

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

459

Holographic supersymmetric membrane flows  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

Changhyun Ahn; Kyungsung Woo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Optical flow switching  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Chan, Vincent W. S.

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461

Universal flow-density relation of single-file bicycle, pedestrian and car motion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The relation between flow and density, also known as the fundamental diagram, is an essential quantitative characteristic to describe the efficiency of traffic systems. We have performed experiments with single-file motion of bicycles and compare the results with previous studies for car and pedestrian motion in similar setups. In the space-time diagrams we observe three different states of motion (free flow state, jammed state and stop-and-go waves) in all these systems. Despite of their obvious differences they are described by a universal fundamental diagram after proper rescaling of space and time which takes into account the size and free velocity of the three kinds of agents. This indicates that the similarities between the systems go deeper than expected.

Zhang, Jun; Holl, Stefan; Boltes, Maik; Andresen, Erik; Schadschneider, Andreas; Seyfried, Armin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Improved wire chamber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved gas mixture for use with proportional counter devices, such as Geiger-Mueller tubes and drift chambers. The improved gas mixture provides a stable drift velocity while eliminating wire aging caused by prior art gas mixtures. The new gas mixture is comprised of equal parts argon and ethane gas and having approximately 0.25% isopropyl alcohol vapor. 2 figs.

Atac, M.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

463

DOE-STD-1155-2002; Transportation and Traffic Management Functional Area Qualification  

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

DOE-STD-1155-2002 September 2002 DOE STANDARD TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1155-2002 This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-STD-1155-2002 i APPROVAL

464

Dynamic modelling of transient emissions and concentrations from traffic in street canyons  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In the EU 5th framework project DECADE (2001â??2003), a new methodology has been developed to calculate in detail the engine power required to drive a given vehicle over any particular route. It includes the rapidly changing (transient) demands placed on the engine, an area that has proved an obstacle to accurate simulations in the past. Together with the associated speed profiles, the actual power demands allow a detailed calculation of emissions and ambient air concentrations in street canyons. This makes the methodology a valuable tool for detailed assessments of the ambient air quality impact of e.g., street design (traffic lights, road bumps, busy crossings), driving patterns, driving behaviour and fleet composition.

Clemens Mensink; Guido Cosemans; Luc Pelkmans

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process Document Number: P-006 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-008 Corrective-Preventive Action Process, P-004 Business System Management Review and REG-003 Records Register P-006 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0416 Changed verbiage in Step 6 to, "CAR/PAR/IO using P-008, Corrective-Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity"

466

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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

Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the STRIPES Project Office initiated an in-depth evaluation of the required steps and issues surrounding this process. We concluded that the MP process could be improved for most users by tuning the system configuration. With the approval of both the STRIPES Executive Steering Committee and the STRIPES Project Office, we launched the MP Process Improvement Initiative. After many meetings with members of the STRIPES Team and Working Group, we are ready to "go-live" with this initiative. On October 1 st , 2012 the new MP process will be implemented for use by most field offices.

467

Eco-burden in pavement maintenance: Effects from excess traffic growth and overload  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Road pavement is designed to support certain usage conditions. However, many abnormal usages above regulated level often happen. Excess traffic growth is considered as a factor influencing road life-performance. Overload phenomenon has also long been recognized as an unexpected force causing extreme decrease of road performance. This study investigates the eco-burden effect of road construction in its maintenance phase along with the influence of above factors in shortening road life-cycle. Because of that, life-cycle assessment (LCA) is used to calculate the eco-burden impact. Furthermore, they are two different options taken for pavement materials: hot-mix and recycled asphalt. They are compared in order to provide comprehensive investigation results for decision makers. Eco-Indicator 99 is used as the impact database in order to standardize calculation processes. Seven sections of Pantura (Pantai Utara – North Beach) road, Indonesia, are picked up to be the case studies as a basis in understanding correlation between all factors to eco-burden impact in road maintenance. This study concludes that each of excess traffic growth and overload is positively correlated with the increase of eco-burden impact. The more extreme shortening of road life-cycle, the more eco-burden will be produced, and it will increase faster in polynomial functions. By looking at previous studies which tend to focus on eco-burden in ideal condition of road life-cycle, this study throws new light on the effects of abnormal phenomena on road usage which shorten pavement life-performance as well as increase eco-burden impacts.

Corinthias P.M. Sianipar; Kiyoshi Dowaki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Transport growth in Bangkok: Energy, environment, and traffic congestion. Workshop proceedings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a physically and economically complexcity with a complicated transport system. With daily traffic congestion averaging 16 hours, the air quality is such that to breathe street level pollution for 8 eight hours is roughly equivalent to smoking nine cigarettes per day. Estimates suggest idling traffic costs up to $1.6 billion annually. Energy use within the transport sector is on a steady rise with an estimated increase in 11 years of two and one half times. Severe health impacts have begun to effect many residents - young children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable. Bangkok`s air quality and congestion problems are far from hopeless. Great potential exists for Bangkok to remedy its transport-related problems. The city has many necessary characteristics that allow an efficient, economical system of transport. For example, its high density level makes the city a prime candidate for an efficient system of mass transit and the multitude and close proximity of shops, street vendors, restaurants, and residential areas is highly conducive to walking and cycling. Technical knowledge and capacity to devise and implement innovative policies and projects to address air quality and congestion problems is plentiful. There is also consensus among Bangkokians that something needs to be done immediately to clear the air and the roads. However, little has been done. This report proposes a new approach to transport planning for Bangkok that integrates consideration of ecological, social, and financial viability in the process of making decisions regarding managing existing infrastructure and investments in new infrastructure. Selected papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

Philpott, J. [Asia Regional Office, Bangkok (Thailand)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Energy Harvesting Implementing Embedded Piezoelectric Generators – The Potential for the Attiki Odos Traffic Grid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The purpose of this research is to analyze and present the benefits of the exploitation of a piezoelectric generator (PEG) energy harvesting system as well as to study and identify its usage in ‘Attiki Odos’ Highway traffic grid for energy generation and storage purposes. The research is focused initially on the study of the available technology and evaluation of the produced energy, if this technology is used at specific sites on Greek roads. For this purpose, based on experiments and taking into account the scientific experience of foreign countries where this technology has been tested, final propositions will be made on how and where to exploit this new technology. For the purposes of the study, strategically selected urban areas are used, where steadily heavy traffic load is present. Taking into account statistical data concerning the mobility of vehicles (vehicle per hour rates) in various urban areas in ‘Attiki Odos’ Highway, and the scientific experience of foreign countries in similar PEG applications, calculations in order to estimate the electric energy that could be produced if piezoelectric generators were embedded in the asphalt are performed using the simulation tool of IPEGTM. Major factors in this process are: The length of the road used for the implementation of this technology The number of vehicles per hour passing from the specific under study area The kWh of electric energy that can be produced by implementing the piezoelectric generators energy harvesting systems of the specific under study area Calculations and an assessment of the potential electric energy generated in these urban areas will also be presented in this research providing very useful results for an early implementation of this technology.

A. Kokkinopoulos; G. Vokas; P. Papageorgas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Binary fish passage models for uniform and nonuniform flows  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Binary fish passage models are considered by many fisheries managers to be the best 21 available practice for culvert inventory assessments and for fishway and barrier design. 22 Misunderstandings between different binary passage modeling approaches often arise, 23 however, due to differences in terminology, application and presentation. In this paper 24 one-dimensional binary fish passage models are reviewed and refined to clarify their 25 origins and applications. For uniform flow, a simple exhaustion-threshold (ET) model 26 equation is derived that predicts the flow speed threshold in a fishway or velocity barrier 27 that causes exhaustion at a given maximum distance of ascent. Flow speeds at or above 28 the threshold predict failure to pass (exclusion). Flow speeds below the threshold predict 29 passage. The binary ET model is therefore intuitive and easily applied to predict passage 30 or exclusion. It is also shown to be consistent with the distance-maximizing model. The 31 ET model s limitation to uniform flow is addressed by deriving a passage model that 32 accounts for nonuniform flow conditions more commonly found in the field, including 33 backwater profiles and drawdown curves. Comparison of these models with 34 experimental observations of volitional passage for Gambusia affinis in uniform and 35 nonuniform flows indicates reasonable prediction of binary outcomes (passage or 36 exclusion) if the flow speed is not near the threshold flow velocity. More research is 37 needed on fish behavior, passage strategies under nonuniform flow regimes and 38 stochastic methods that account for individual differences in swimming performance at or 39 near the threshold flow speed. Future experiments should track and measure ground 40 speeds of ascending fish to test nonuniform flow passage strategies and to improve model 41 predictions. Stochastic models, such as Monte-Carlo techniques, that account for 42 different passage performance among individuals and allow prediction of the percentage 43 of fish passing would be particularly useful near flow speed thresholds where binary 44 passage models are clearly limited.

Neary, Vincent S [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Trivializing maps, the Wilson flow and the HMC algorithm  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In lattice gauge theory, there exist field transformations that map the theory to the trivial one, where the basic field variables are completely decoupled from one another. Such maps can be constructed systematically by integrating certain flow equations in field space. The construction is worked out in some detail and it is proposed to combine the Wilson flow (which generates approximately trivializing maps for the Wilson gauge action) with the HMC simulation algorithm in order to improve the efficiency of lattice QCD simulations.

Martin Lüscher

2009-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

472

An Improved Equilibrium-Kinetics Speciation Algorithm For Redox Reactions  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Improved Equilibrium-Kinetics Speciation Algorithm For Redox Reactions Improved Equilibrium-Kinetics Speciation Algorithm For Redox Reactions In Variably Saturated Subsurface Flow Systems Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Improved Equilibrium-Kinetics Speciation Algorithm For Redox Reactions In Variably Saturated Subsurface Flow Systems Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Reactive chemical transport occurs in a variety of geochemical environments, and over a broad range of space and time scales. Efficiency of the chemical speciation and water-rock-gas interaction calculations is important for modeling field-scale multidimensional reactive transport problems. An improved efficient model, REACT, for simulating water-rock-gas interaction under equilibrium and kinetic conditions, has been developed.

473

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

474

Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) | Department of  

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

Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) DOE's Energy Storage Program is funding research to develop next-generation vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) that reduce costs by improving energy and power densities, widening the operating temperature window, and simplifying and optimizing stack/system designs. These efforts build on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research that has developed new redox electrolytes that enable increased VRB operating temperatures and energy storage capabilities. Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Day 3, Session 2 Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 2

475

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Flow Battery Modeling - Mario Martinez, SNL  

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

Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Photos placed in horizontal position with even amount of white space between photos and header Photos placed in horizontal position with even amount of white space between photos and header Flow Battery Modeling Energy Storage Systems Peer Review September 26-28, 2012 MJ Martinez (PI), J Clausen, SM Davison, HK Moffat Flow Battery Modeling Schematic of a Flow Battery PURPOSE: The flow battery modeling task seeks to improve fundamental understanding and enable high-performing, low-cost designs of flow batteries through

476

Two-phase flow studies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Hanold, R.J.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Evaluation of flow hood measurements for residential register flows  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Microfluidics for flow cytometric analysis of cells and particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This review describes recent developments in microfabricated flow cytometers and related microfluidic devices that can detect, analyze, and sort cells or particles. The high-speed analytical capabilities of flow cytometry depend on the cooperative use of microfluidics, optics and electronics. Along with the improvement of other components, replacement of conventional glass capillary-based fluidics with microfluidic sample handling systems operating in microfabricated structures enables volume- and power-efficient, inexpensive and flexible analysis of particulate samples. In this review, we present various efforts that take advantage of novel microscale flow phenomena and microfabrication techniques to build microfluidic cell analysis systems.

Dongeun Huh; Wei Gu; Yoko Kamotani; James B Grotberg; Shuichi Takayama

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Flow Test | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

480

Improved Dragline Utilization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The cause of energy conservation can be served by increasing the efficiency of large draglines used in surface coal mining. The topic is the application of a training simulator, computer instrumentation and computer simulation to improve dragline...

Keller, K. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


481

Improving Project Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On December 19, 2014, the Energy Department released its "Improving Project Management" report, a roadmap to transformation in funding, culture, project ownership, independent oversight and front-end planning from experienced project management leaders.

482

Electrocapturing flow cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

483

Workshop on hypersonic flow  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Povinelli, L.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Multiphase cooling flows  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Peter A. Thomas

1996-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

485

Improving Stormwater Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

it alters what and how stormwater flows in each watershed. Construction activities inherent to urbanization replace natural groundcover with impervious surfaces such as buildings, roads, and parking lots that do not allow rainfall to penetrate the soil... Stormwater QualityStory by Raul L. Garcia tx H2O | pg. 18 The City of Houston, Harris County, theHarris County Flood Control District and the Texas Department of Transportation have teamed up through a Joint Task Force (JTF) to address Houston...

Garcia, Raul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Improving Fired Heater Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Oxygen and carbon monoxide can be monitored in the stack gases, Also, a critical tube temperature can be monitored for a limit or an override, When the heat release exceeds the available combustion air being pulled in with the fuel flow... the Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference Volume II, Houston, TX, April 17-20, 1983 heat release and furnace draft controller. On this type of furnace, it is advisable to use oxygen and carbon monoxide monitors for warning and burner balancing. A...

Shriver, J. E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Conformance Improvement Using Gels  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This research project had two objectives. The first objective was to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective was to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil.

Seright, Randall S.; Schrader, Richard; II Hagstrom, John; Wang, Ying; Al-Dahfeeri, Abdullah; Gary, Raven; Marin; Amaury; Lindquist, Brent

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

488

Geographic and Demographic Patterns of Alcohol-Related Fatal Traffic Crashes: A Spatial-Temporal Analysis in Texas, 1996-2005  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

amount of datasets using techniques that were previously difficult or inaccessible in applications related to traffic safety and transportation. Loose-coupling of GIS with other spatial analysis programs and/or statistical software packages can now...

Rolland, Gabriel A.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

489

Planetary heat flow measurements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

The Flow of Water  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

1927-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

491

ENERGY FLOWS CLIMATE CHANGE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Schwartz, Stephen E.

492

US energy flow, 1991  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Improve Boiler System Operations- Application of Statistical Process Control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FOR IMPROVEMENT SURVEY CUSTOMERS2. 3. SELECT PROJECT AGREE UPON REOUREMENTS4. WITH CUSTOMERS 5. DIAGRAM PROCESS FLOW 6. ANAlYSIS OF CAUSE & EFFECT 7. DEFINE PROCESS MEASURES 8. COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON MEASURES 9. NPLEMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION 10. MONTOR...

Scarr, D.; Shea, D.

494

Traffic-related air pollution and risk of preterm birth in the San Joaquin Valley of California  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

AbstractPurpose To evaluate associations between traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and preterm birth in births in four counties in California during years 2000 to 2006. Methods We used logistic regression to examine the association between the highest quartile of ambient air pollutants (carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter pollutant during the second trimester and the end of pregnancy (adjusted OR, 1.4–2.8). Associations were stronger among mothers living in low SES neighborhoods (adjusted OR, 2.1–4.3). We observed exposure–response associations for multiple pollutant exposures and early preterm birth. Inverse associations during the first trimester were observed. Conclusions The results confirm associations between traffic-related air pollution and prematurity, particularly among very early preterm births and low SES neighborhoods.

Amy M. Padula; Kathleen M. Mortimer; Ira B. Tager; S. Katharine Hammond; Frederick W. Lurmann; Wei Yang; David K. Stevenson; Gary M. Shaw

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Developing a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement in a regulated utility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis covers work done at Tracks Energy, a regulated utility, to develop a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement. The focus of Tracks Energy has always been on keeping the lights on and the gas flowing ...

Yoder, Brent E. (Brent Edward)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

"Cumulated Vehicle Acceleration": An Attribute of GPS Probe Vehicle Traces for On-Line Assessment of Vehicle Fuel Consumption in Traffic and Transportation Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

To perform a reliable on-line assessment of fuel consumption in vehicles, we introduce "cumulated vehicle acceleration" as an attribute of GPS probe vehicle traces. The objective of the calculation of the attribute "cumulated vehicle acceleration" in the GPS probe vehicle data is to perform a reliable on-line dynamic traffic assignment for the reduction of vehicle consumption in traffic and transportation networks.

Kerner, Boris S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Surveillance Guides - Continous Improvement  

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

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues in a manner that fosters continuous improvement. The activities included in this surveillance help the Facility Representative determine whether safety issues identified through internal contractor, and external DOE or Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board evaluation programs are resolved consistent with the level of safety importance. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 414.1, Quality Assurance 2.2 DOE O 232.1, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information 2.3 DOE-STD-1045-93, Guide to Good Practices for Notifications and Investigations of Abnormal Events 2.4 48 CFR 1970.5204, Department of Energy Acquisition

498

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OIT geothermal system improvements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Oregon Institute of Technology campus has been heated by the direct use of geothermal fluids since 1964. The 11 building campus uses geothermal energy for space heating/cooling, domestic water heating, the swimming pool and sidewalk snow melt. The hydronic system was designed to use the geothermal fluids directly in heating units. In the 1970s, problems were experienced with the design and operation of the well pumps, buried piping and heating equipment. Beginning in the early 1980`s, many improvements were made to the system due to equipment performance problems and resource management requirements. This paper discusses those improvements that included the distribution system, cooling, well pumps, cascading of geothermal fluids, installation of isolation plate heat exchangers in each building and drilling of two injection wells. Plans for future improvements include better controls to manage energy use and data monitoring systems for individual buildings, and instrumentation to monitor well pump performance.

Lienau, P.J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling  

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

Improving Air-Conditioner Improving Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling Building America Stakeholders Meeting Jon Winkler March 2, 2012 2 * How do you recommend the most cost-effective A/C? Simple Question 3 Solution Whole-House Simulation Tool A/C Information * SEER 13 * SEER 14 * SEER 15 * SEER 16 * SEER 17 * SEER 18 * SEER 21 Annualized Cooling Cost (Energy + Equipment) 4 Background * Power, capacity and SHR vary with: o Outdoor temperature o Entering wetbulb o Air mass flow rate o Part load ratio Power Sensible Capacity Latent Capacity * How to accurately and easily model A/C performance? 5 Background: Model Development * A/C modeling utilizes two types of input o Rated values (capacity, efficiency, etc.) o Performance curves Capacity 1 / Efficiency 6 Background: Manufacturer's Data