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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Trolley Boosts Business in  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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Knoxville Area Transit: Propane Hybrid Electric Trolleys  

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A 2-page fact sheet summarizing the evaluation done by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity on the Knoxville Area Transit's use of propane hybrid electric trolleys.

Not Available

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knoxville Area Transit: Propane Hybrid ElectricTrolleys; Advanced Technology Vehicles in Service, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (Fact Sheet)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

website and in print publications. website and in print publications. TESTING ADVANCED VEHICLES KNOXVILLE AREA TRANSIT â—† PROPANE HYBRID ELECTRIC TROLLEYS Knoxville Area Transit PROPANE HYBRID ELECTRIC TROLLEYS NREL/PIX 13795 KNOXVILLE AREA TRANSIT (KAT) is recognized nationally for its exceptional service to the City of Knoxville, Tennessee. KAT received the American Public Transportation Associa- tion's prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004.

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CX-007062: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

CX-007062: Categorical Exclusion Determination Removing Lead Base Paint and Primer from Crane Trolley Plate CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09012011 Location(s): Aiken,...

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Effect of arc discharge on wear rate of Cu-impregnated carbon strip in unlubricated sliding against Cu trolley under electric current  

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The wear of contact strip on the pantograph of electric railway vehicle is mainly governed by arc discharge occurring simultaneously with contact break between strip and trolley wire. Sliding wear tests were carried out under electric current for the combination of Cu-impregnated baked carbon strip and Cu trolley at a sliding speed of 100 km/h. Voltage drop and current were measured at a frequency of 48 kHz and electric power, total time duration and accumulated energy of discharge were evaluated for each test strip. Plot of wear rate of strip against arc discharge energy shows a proportional relationship between them.

Shunichi Kubo; Koji Kato

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal Plate Plate  

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Horizontal Plate Plate Horizontal Plate Plate Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Ray George Publication_Date: Unknown Title: Horizontal Plate Plate Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Online_Linkage: Description: Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for the lower 48 states Purpose: Provide information on the solar resource potential for the lower 48

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Electroless copper plating  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optimized electroless copper plating technique is described suitable for plating electroless copper upon ceramics. 12 figs.

McHenry, M.R.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Plating/Lithography-new  

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Plating/Lithography Plating/Lithography Manufacturing Technologies The Plating capabilities in the Thin Film, Vacuum and Packaging department include both electroless and electro plating. These processes support Multi-Chip Module, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Weapons Systems (Neutron Tubes) and other miscellaneous projects. Photo-processing facilities provide pattern- ing and circuitry on a variety of substrate materials. The department's capabilities include dry film, liquid, and electrophoreti- cally deposited resist application, exposure, development and patterning. Capabilities * Electroplate large areas using cyanide and non-cyanide based chemistries * Routinely plate copper, nickel and gold * Expertise in developing plating process- es for unusual applications and metals

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Earth's Decelerating Tectonic Plates  

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Space geodetic and oceanic magnetic anomaly constraints on tectonic plate motions are employed to determine a new global map of present-day rates of change of plate velocities. This map shows that Earth's largest plate, the Pacific, is presently decelerating along with several other plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres. These plate decelerations contribute to an overall, globally averaged slowdown in tectonic plate speeds. The map of plate decelerations provides new and unique constraints on the dynamics of time-dependent convection in Earth's mantle. We employ a recently developed convection model constrained by seismic, geodynamic and mineral physics data to show that time-dependent changes in mantle buoyancy forces can explain the deceleration of the major plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres.

Forte, A M; Moucha, R; Rowley, D B; Quere, S; Mitrovica, J X; Simmons, N A; Grand, S P

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics  

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Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics Name: Brent Status: student Grade: 6-8 Location: TX Country: USA Date: Spring 2011 Question: Is there plate tectonics on other planets? Replies: The short answer is that scientists really don't know for sure if there has been or is active plate tectonics on other planets in our solar system. NASA scientists have found some evidence of possible plate tectonics on Mars, but some scientists have discounted this information. Similarly, some scientists have suggested that there may have been plate tectonics on Venus, but it is not a well-supported idea. A link to one of the pages about Mars discusses magnetic "striping" similar to that found on Earth: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1999/ast29apr99_1/gested

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Hot Plate Station  

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temperature is limited to 200C in order to maintain temperature inside the cleanroom. A hood located over the hot plate station ensures evaporated fumes are not released...

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates  

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

to meet 5000 h automotive durability goal at cost < 5kW Year 1 Goals: Single-cell fuel cell test performance for 25 cm 2 stamped and nitrided metallic bipolar plates...

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Cadmium plating replacements  

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The Boeing Company has been searching for replacements to cadmium plate. Two alloy plating systems seem close to meeting the needs of a cadmium replacement. The two alloys, zinc-nickel and tin-zinc are from alloy plating baths; both baths are neutral pH. The alloys meet the requirements for salt fog corrosion resistance, and both alloys excel as a paint base. Currently, tests are being performed on standard fasteners to compare zinc-nickel and tin-zinc on threaded hardware where cadmium is heavily used. The Hydrogen embrittlement propensity of the zinc-nickel bath has been tested, and just beginning for the tin-zinc bath. Another area of interest is the electrical properties on aluminum for tin-zinc and will be discussed. The zinc-nickel alloy plating bath is in production in Boeing Commercial Airplane Group for non-critical low strength steels. The outlook is promising that these two coatings will help The Boeing Company significantly reduce its dependence on cadmium plating.

Nelson, M.J.; Groshart, E.C.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrations of pyroelectric plates  

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Symmetric and antisymmetric wave propagations in a pyroelectric plate of crystal class 2 are considered. The frequency equations are derived when the surfaces of the plate are traction free and completely coated with electrodes that are shorted and thermally insulated. The frequency equations are also deduced for crystal classes 2 mm and 6 mm. Numerical work has been carried out for piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride belonging to the 2?mm class as heat conduction coefficients and specific heat capacity are small compared to other material constants of polyvinylidene fluoride. Bariumtitanateceramic is considered for numerical calculation to illustrate the effect of pyroelectricity. Results are tabulated and the dispersion curves are also given.

H. S. Paul; G. V. Raman

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear reactor alignment plate configuration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An alignment plate that is attached to a core barrel of a pressurized water reactor and fits within slots within a top plate of a lower core shroud and upper core plate to maintain lateral alignment of the reactor internals. The alignment plate is connected to the core barrel through two vertically-spaced dowel pins that extend from the outside surface of the core barrel through a reinforcement pad and into corresponding holes in the alignment plate. Additionally, threaded fasteners are inserted around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad and into the alignment plate to further secure the alignment plate to the core barrel. A fillet weld also is deposited around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad. To accomodate thermal growth between the alignment plate and the core barrel, a gap is left above, below and at both sides of one of the dowel pins in the alignment plate holes through with the dowel pins pass.

Altman, David A; Forsyth, David R; Smith, Richard E; Singleton, Norman R

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Plates with incompatible prestrain  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the effective elastic behavior of incompatibly prestrained plates, where the prestrain is independent of thickness as well as uniform through the thickness. We model such plates as three-dimensional elastic bodies with a prescribed pointwise stress-free state characterized by a Riemannian metric $G$ with the above properties, and seek the limiting behavior as the thickness goes to zero. Our results extand the prior analysis in M. Lewicka, M. R. Pakzad ESAIM Control Optim. Calc. Var. 17 (2011), no. 4. We first establish that the $\\Gamma$-limit is a Kirchhoff type bending. Further, we show that the minimum energy configuration contains non-trivial Kirchhoff type bending -- i.e., the scaling of the three-dimensional energy is of the order of the cube of the plate thickness -- if and only if the Riemann curvatures $R^3_{112}, R^3_{221}$ and $ R_{1212}$ of $G$ do not identically vanish. We demonstrate through examples, the existence of a new regime where the three above curvatures of $G$ vanish (while the mid-plane of the plate may or may not be flat), but the limiting configuration still has energy that is of the order of F\\"oppl - von K\\'arm\\'an plates. Finally, we apply these results to a model of nematic glass, including a characterization of the condition when the metric is immersible, for $G=\\mbox{Id}_3 +\\gamma\\vec n\\otimes \\vec n$ given in terms of the inhomogeneous unit director field distribution $\\vec n\\in\\mathbb{R}^3$.

Kaushik Bhattacharya; Marta Lewicka; Mathias Schäffner

2014-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates  

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described....

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Carbon-assisted flyer plates  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laser driven flyer plate utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited.

Stahl, David B. (Los Alamos, NM); Paisley, Dennis L. (Santa Fe, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallic Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings  

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

Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings Jennifer Mawdsley Argonne National Laboratory Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff Meeting Washington DC October 1, 2009 2 Metallic Bipolar Plates with...

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Vibrations of circular steel plates with damping  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

OF TABLL'S TABLE Page Irequcncics for Two 1/16" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 16 Frequencies for Two 1/8" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 16 I'requencies for Two 3/16" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 17 Frequencies for Two 1/4" Plates... 21 10 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "A" . . 22 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "B" . . 23 12 13 14 15 16 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "C" Amplitudes for Two 1/4" Plates with Nodal Shape...

Sheth, Prafulchandra Naginlal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon-assisted flyer plates  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laser driven flyer plate is described utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited. 2 figures.

Stahl, D.B.; Paisley, D.L.

1994-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Plates for vacuum thermal fusion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for effectively bonding arbitrary size or shape substrates. The process incorporates vacuum pull down techniques to ensure uniform surface contact during the bonding process. The essence of the process for bonding substrates, such as glass, plastic, or alloys, etc., which have a moderate melting point with a gradual softening point curve, involves the application of an active vacuum source to evacuate interstices between the substrates while at the same time providing a positive force to hold the parts to be bonded in contact. This enables increasing the temperature of the bonding process to ensure that the softening point has been reached and small void areas are filled and come in contact with the opposing substrate. The process is most effective where at least one of the two plates or substrates contain channels or grooves that can be used to apply vacuum between the plates or substrates during the thermal bonding cycle. Also, it is beneficial to provide a vacuum groove or channel near the perimeter of the plates or substrates to ensure bonding of the perimeter of the plates or substrates and reduce the unbonded regions inside the interior region of the plates or substrates.

Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates  

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described. The cell has a transparent or translucent cell body having a pair of identical cell body members that seal against opposite sides of a bipolar plate. The cell includes an anode chamber and an cathode chamber, each on opposite sides of the plate. Each chamber contains a pair of mesh platinum current collectors and a catalyst layer pressed between current collectors and the plate. Each chamber is filled

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Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin edited and compiled by David R. Jessey and Robert E;32009 Desert Symposium Table of contents Landscape evolution at an active plate margin: a field trip

de Lijser, Peter

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CNEA Fresh Fuel Plate Characterization Summary Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Characterization summary report outlining the findings of the fresh fuel examinations of the plates received from CNEA.

D. Keiser; F. Rice

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moving Divertor Plates in a Tokamak  

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Moving divertor plates could help solve some of the problems of the tokamak divertor through mechanical ingenuity rather than plasma physics. These plates would be passively heated on each pass through the tokamak and cooled and reprocessed outside the tokamak. There are many design options using varying plate shapes, orientations, motions, coatings, and compositions.

S.J. Zweben, H. Zhang

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacture of Sheet and Plate Glass  

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... lantern slides and films, the methods in use for the manufacture of sheet and plate glass. The principal raw materials used in the manu facture of sheet and plate ... . The principal raw materials used in the manu facture of sheet and plate glass are sand, soda ash and limestone. These materials, perhaps with the addition of ...

S. E.

1934-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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New Process of Making Plate Glass  

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... , Lancashire, have just announced the successful development of a new process of making plate glass. In the new process the plate ... . In the new process the plate glass is produced with a fire-polished finish, so that the lengthy grinding and polishing ...

1959-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Vibration of Piezoelectric Plates  

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The characteristic frequencies of infinite piezoelectric plates vibrating between the grounded electrodes of a plane parallel condenser have been rigorously investigated. It is found that the frequencies depend on the piezoelectric constants as well as the elastic constants of the crystal. The effective elastic constants for a piezoelectric crystal do not in general satisfy the same symmetry relations as the true elastic constants. For odd harmonics, which are the only modes which can be excited by a uniform electric field, the strain does not vanish at the surface of the plate for a finite gap between the electrodes. Consequently, the frequencies of free vibration also depend on the separation of the electrodes, and the rigorous theory shows this dependence should not be linear as hitherto supposed. The effect of the gap decreases as the square of the harmonic number and hence the higher frequencies of vibration are not exactly harmonics of the fundamental.

A. W. Lawson

1942-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion plated electronic tube device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electronic tube and associated circuitry which is produced by ion plating techniques. The process is carried out in an automated process whereby both active and passive devices are produced at very low cost. The circuitry is extremely reliable and is capable of functioning in both high radiation and high temperature environments. The size of the electronic tubes produced are more than an order of magnitude smaller than conventional electronic tubes.

Meek, T.T.

1983-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Forces Driving Plate Tectonics: Inferences from Absolute Plate Velocities and Intraplate Stress  

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......Thermal expansion, in Handbook of Physical Constants...42, 769-801 On the Forces Driving Plate Tectonics...Europe unless the driving force exerted at ridges is...in magnitude to other forces in the system. The mid-plate...plates is one of the fundamental tenets of plate tectonics......

Sean C. Solomon; Norman H. Sleep; Randall M. Richardson

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The plate is not available in electronic format  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

The plate is not available in electronic format. Please email lm.records@lm.doe.gov to request the plate....

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Rapidly Moving Divertor Plates In A Tokamak  

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It may be possible to replace conventional actively cooled tokamak divertor plates with a set of rapidly moving, passively cooled divertor plates on rails. These plates would absorb the plasma heat flux with their thermal inertia for ~10-30 sec, and would then be removed from the vessel for processing. When outside the tokamak, these plates could be cooled, cleaned, recoated, inspected, and then returned to the vessel in an automated loop. This scheme could provide nearoptimal divertor surfaces at all times, and avoid the need to stop machine operation for repair of damaged or eroded plates. We describe various possible divertor plate designs and access geometries, and discuss an initial design for a movable and removable divertor module for NSTX-U.

S. Zweben

2011-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This guide was prepared to serve as a foundation for making informed decisions about when orifice plate steam traps should be considered for use in new or existing steam systems. It presents background information about different types of steam traps and defines their unique functional and operational characteristics. The advantages and disadvantages associated with using orifice plate steam traps are provided to highlight their capabilities and limitations. Finally, recommendations for using orifice plate steam traps are presented, and possible applications are identified.

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates | Department of Energy  

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2010 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation...

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates | Department of Energy  

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

Bipolar Plates High Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application...

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Fuel cell cooler-humidifier plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cooler-humidifier plate for use in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack assembly is provided. The cooler-humidifier plate combines functions of cooling and humidification within the fuel cell stack assembly, thereby providing a more compact structure, simpler manifolding, and reduced reject heat from the fuel cell. Coolant on the cooler side of the plate removes heat generated within the fuel cell assembly. Heat is also removed by the humidifier side of the plate for use in evaporating the humidification water. On the humidifier side of the plate, evaporating water humidifies reactant gas flowing over a moistened wick. After exiting the humidifier side of the plate, humidified reactant gas provides needed moisture to the proton exchange membranes used in the fuel cell stack assembly. The invention also provides a fuel cell plate that maximizes structural support within the fuel cell by ensuring that the ribs that form the boundaries of channels on one side of the plate have ends at locations that substantially correspond to the locations of ribs on the opposite side of the plate.

Vitale, Nicholas G. (Albany, NY); Jones, Daniel O. (Glenville, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zirconium Plate Measuring Instrument (ZPMI) Design Report  

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This report describes the design of a device intended to measure radiation-induced strain in zirconium plate specimens as a function of neutron fluence.

K. Davies; J. H. Jackson

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Plate Exchangers Heat Recovery and Fouling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by choosing a more suitable material of construction. Plate exchangers being economic on surface area are able to use materials such as stainless steels, titanium,hastelloy,incolloy etc.without excessive cost. Normally the more e~pensive the material... it to the plate exchanger which is easy to open and clean. During the late sixties the first plate heat exchangers were used for acid cooling direct. These had plates of Hastelloy C and gaskets of Viton rubber. These were generally restricted to an acid...

Cross, P. H.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Undrained behavior of plate anchors subjected to general loading  

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This study presents a method for predicting the undrained behavior of plate anchors, including out-of-plane loading of simple plates and performance of suction embedded plate anchors (SEPLA). Three dimensional finite element models are used...

Yang, Ming

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Theory of Shells and Plates  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A plate and more generally a shell is a special three-dimensional body whose boundary surface has special features. Although we defer defining a shell-like body in precise terms until Sect. 4, for the purpose ...

P. M. Naghdi

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Tri-lab Tantalum Plate.  

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This report provides a detailed characterization Tri-lab Tantalum (Ta) plate jointly purchased from HCStark Inc. by Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Data in this report was compiled from series of material and properties characterization experiments carried out at Sandia (SNL) and Los Alamos (LANL) Laboratories through a leveraged effort funded by the C2 campaign. Results include microstructure characterization detailing the crystallographic texture of the material and an increase in grain size near the end of the rolled plate. Mechanical properties evaluations include, compression cylinder, sub-scale tension specimen, micohardness and instrumented indentation testing. The plate was found to have vastly superior uniformity when compare with previously characterized wrought Ta material. Small but measurable variations in microstructure and properties were noted at the end, and at the top and bottom edges of the plate.

Buchheit, Thomas E.; Cerreta, Ellen K.; Deibler, Lisa Anne; Chen, Shu-Rong; Michael, Joseph R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Jones Matrix of a birefringent plate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the birefringence in the phase difference calculation is incorrect, and we have corrected two common errors that appeared in previous publications. The Jones Matrix of a single birefringent plate is rigorously determined; previous published results are inaccurate...

Wan, Xiaoke

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Aeolian tones of a plate cascade  

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A model for the aeroacoustic resonance effects (aeolian tones) excited around a plate cascade in a gas flow is suggested. Methods of calculating the frequencies of natural acoustic oscillations near the cascade a...

S. V. Sukhinin

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The analysis of orthogonally stiffened plates  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

THE ANALTSIS OP ORTHOGONALLY STIPPENED PLATES A Thesis By VIRGIL O'HEAL BBNNBTT, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfi. llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCB Msy 1966... Major Subject. "Aerospace Engineering THE ANALYSIS OF ORTHOGONALLY BTIFFBNED PLATES A Thesis By VIRGIL O'NBAL BBNNETT, JR. Approved as to style and content by: (Chai. n Committee) (Head of Department) (Ne er) (Member ) Hsy 1966 ACKNOWLEICMENTS...

Bennett, Virgil O'Neal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite bipolar plate for electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bipolar separator plate for fuel cells consists of a molded mixture of a vinyl ester resin and graphite powder. The plate serves as a current collector and may contain fluid flow fields for the distribution of reactant gases. The material is inexpensive, electrically conductive, lightweight, strong, corrosion resistant, easily mass produced, and relatively impermeable to hydrogen gas. The addition of certain fiber reinforcements and other additives can improve the properties of the composite material without significantly increasing its overall cost.

Wilson, Mahlon S. (Los Alamos, NM); Busick, Deanna N. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of boundary conditions and plate geometries on buckling optimization of symmetric laminate plates  

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The buckling resistance of symmetrically laminated plates with a given material system and subjected to uniaxial compression is maximized with respect to fiber orientations by using a sequential linear programming method together with a simple move-limit strategy. Significant influence of plate thicknesses, aspect ratios, central circular cutouts and end conditions on the optimal fiber orientations and the associated optimal buckling loads of symmetrically laminated plates has been shown through this investigation.

Hu, H.T. [National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study: Ebus Hybrid Electric Buses and Trolleys  

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experiences and different transit agencies. Technology Ebus's hybrid electric vehicles are propelled by battery-powered electric motors that supply power to the wheels. Two...

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Case Study: Ebus Hybrid Electric Buses and Trolleys  

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DGE diesel gallon equivalent DOE U.S. Department of Energy DPF diesel particulate filter EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EGR exhaust gas recirculation gbhp-hr...

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Highly conductive composites for fuel cell flow field plates and bipolar plates  

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This invention provides a fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate having flow channels on faces of the plate, comprising an electrically conductive polymer composite. The composite is composed of (A) at least 50% by weight of a conductive filler, comprising at least 5% by weight reinforcement fibers, expanded graphite platelets, graphitic nano-fibers, and/or carbon nano-tubes; (B) polymer matrix material at 1 to 49.9% by weight; and (C) a polymer binder at 0.1 to 10% by weight; wherein the sum of the conductive filler weight %, polymer matrix weight % and polymer binder weight % equals 100% and the bulk electrical conductivity of the flow field or bipolar plate is at least 100 S/cm. The invention also provides a continuous process for cost-effective mass production of the conductive composite-based flow field or bipolar plate.

Jang, Bor Z; Zhamu, Aruna; Song, Lulu

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ponderomotive phase plate for transmission electron microscopes  

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A ponderomotive phase plate system and method for controllably producing highly tunable phase contrast transfer functions in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) for high resolution and biological phase contrast imaging. The system and method includes a laser source and a beam transport system to produce a focused laser crossover as a phase plate, so that a ponderomotive potential of the focused laser crossover produces a scattering-angle-dependent phase shift in the electrons of the post-sample electron beam corresponding to a desired phase contrast transfer function.

Reed, Bryan W. (Livermore, CA)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Bending Energy of Rods and Plates  

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bending energy over a rod of length L is therefore ( )21 2 0 L llEI dl r (9.2) For 2D objects185 Chapter 9 Bending Energy of Rods and Plates Integrated curvature and bending energy of a closed curvature/energy values over a chain-code description of the contour (as in binary length estimators). We

van Vliet, Lucas J.

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Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics  

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) 211/29/2010 Plate Tectonics ­ Historical Overview (optional) Unifying theory for the geologic (continental) flora on S hemisphere (India, Australia, Africa, S America, Antarctica), Permian glaciation: east Asia lavas with reversals 1930s Expanding earth theories (e.g. Carey) 1930s Start ocean basin

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Fabrication procedures for HFIR control plates  

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The HFIR control system uses Alclad cylindrically shaped components, which have regions containing 31 vol % Eu/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and 38 vol % Ta, respectively. Exacting control of the water passage between these components and adjacent reactor parts is mandatory, and precise dimensional control of the finished products is required. This report describes the procedures developed for manufacturing outer control plates and inner control cylinders. Results are cited which demonstrate that circular-shaped outer control plates can be produced with less than 0.025-in. variation from the specified 9.300-in. radius in any region of the plate. Other results show that, by the exercise of careful control, inner control, inner control plates can be welded into cylindrical geometry with diametrical variations held to less than +- 0.010 in. of the intended 17.846-in. average diam. The cylinders can then be explosively sized, while under compression, with diametric variations of less than 0.005 in. while controlling roundness variations to less than 0.030 in. from the specified 17.842-in. finished diam.

Bowden, G.A.; Hicks, G.R.; Knight, R.W.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Titanium Carbide Bipolar Plate for Electrochemical Devices  

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Titanium carbide comprises a corrosion resistant, electrically conductive, non-porous bipolar plate for use in an electrochemical device. The process involves blending titanium carbide powder with a suitable binder material, and molding the mixture, at an elevated temperature and pressure.

LaConti, Anthony B.; Griffith, Arthur E.; Cropley, Cecelia C.; Kosek, John A.

1998-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Turkey and Potato Plate Ingredients  

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Ground Turkey and Potato Plate Ingredients: 1 onion 1/2 pound ground turkey 1 cup ketchup, low sodium 4 medium potatoes 4 ounces cheddar cheese, low-fat Directions 1. Cut the ends off of the onion. Meanwhile pierce potatoes in several places with fork. Place on baking dish in microwave oven. Microwave

Liskiewicz, Maciej

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Spectral characterization of storage phosphor imaging plates  

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This work presents attenuation and sensitivity measurements of radiographic imaging plates (IPs) with quasimonoenergetic X-rays in the 8–60 kiloelectronvolt range. The measurements are used to validate theoretical predictions. A short overview of the theoretical model is given. The model can be used to describe the sensitivity of different detector types to a wide range of X-ray energies.

Deresch, A.; Jechow, M.; Gollwitzer, C. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear bending models for beams and plates  

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...elastica model when bending does not alter the beam length...linear EB model. If bending does not alter the beam length...procedure is to verify that bending does not alter the plate length...Nauka. 15 Marichev, OI . 1983 Handbook of integral transforms of higher...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell plates with improved arrangement of process channels for enhanced pressure drop across the plates  

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A plate for a fuel cell has an arrangement of ribs defining an improved configuration of process gas channels and slots on a surface of the plate which provide a modified serpentine gas flow pattern across the plate surface. The channels are generally linear and arranged parallel to one another while the spaced slots allow cross channel flow of process gas in a staggered fashion which creates a plurality of generally mini-serpentine flow paths extending transverse to the longitudinal gas flow along the channels. Adjacent pairs of the channels are interconnected to one another in flow communication. Also, a bipolar plate has the aforementioned process gas channel configuration on one surface and another configuration on the opposite surface. In the other configuration, there are not slots and the gas flow channels have a generally serpentine configuration.

Spurrier, Francis R. (Whitehall Boro, PA); Pierce, Bill L. (Whitehall Boro, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound radiation due to rapid deformation of an impacted plate  

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Sound radiation due to forced deformation of an impacted plate was investigated. An initial sound pressure pulse due to rapid local deformation of a plate was generated before the radiation from natural modes of the plate occurred. On the axis of impact near the plate a distinct pressure pulse is observed to reproduce the velocity waveform of the plate at the opposite side of the impact point. Data from experiments involving impact of spheres on plates differing in size and material properties are presented to show the plate behavior and the radiated soundpressure. Theoretical results were obtained from an analytical model in which impulsive acceleration of a plate with Gaussian spatial distribution is convoluted with the acceleration?time history of the actual impact. Theoretical results for the on?axis pressure are compared with the experimental results.

Adnan Akay; Reginald O. Cook

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fuel cell stack with Heterogeneous composite bipolar plate.  

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??The design of the bipolar plates decides most of the cost of Fuel Cell.Bipolar plate has a great influence in Fuel Cell performance.We choose carbon… (more)

Lai, Cheng-chih

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A slotted orifice plate used as a flow measurement device  

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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

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VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR ADJACENT EDGES  

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......Press 1955 research-article Articles VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR...The fundamental frequencies of flexural vibration are determined for thin uniform elastic...to obtain the approximate solutions. VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR......

HUGH L. COX

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells...  

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Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells Part of a 100 million fuel cell award announced by DOE...

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Your Mission: To become familiar with the major plate boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth.  

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boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth. Your Supplies: (1) A computer with internet access and the Google Earth program of Earth's tectonic plates using Google Earth. To do this, login

Smith-Konter, Bridget

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Syneresis and delayed detachment in agar plates  

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Biogels made of crosslinked polymers such as proteins or polysaccharides behave as porous soft solids and store large amount of solvent. These gels undergo spontaneous aging, called syneresis that consists in the shrinkage of the gel matrix and the progressive expulsion of the solvent, which eventually leads to the gel detachment from its container. Here we report on the syneresis phenomena in agar plates that consist in Petri dishes filled with a gel mainly composed of agar. Direct observations and speckle pattern correlation analyses allow us to rationalize the delayed detachment of the gel from the sidewall of the Petri dish. The detachment time $t^*$ is mainly controlled by the gel minimum thickness $e_{min}$ along the periphery of the plate: $t^*$ increases as a robust function of $e_{min}$ that neither depends on the age of the gel nor on any previous mass loss. Time-resolved correlation spectroscopy reveals that the speckle decorrelation rate increases a few hours before $t^*$ and that the gel detachment can be anticipated. This work provides quantitative observables to predict the shelf life of agar plates and highlights the key role of the competition between the syneresis and the gel adhesion to the wall in the detachment process.

Thibaut Divoux; Bosi Mao; Patrick Snabre

2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing detonator output using dynamic witness plates  

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A sub-microsecond, time-resolved micro-particle-image velocimetry (PIV) system is developed to investigate the output of explosive detonators. Detonator output is directed into a transparent solid that serves as a dynamic witness plate and instantaneous shock and material velocities are measured in a two-dimensional plane cutting through the shock wave as it propagates through the solid. For the case of unloaded initiators (e.g. exploding bridge wires, exploding foil initiators, etc.) the witness plate serves as a surrogate for the explosive material that would normally be detonated. The velocity-field measurements quantify the velocity of the shocked material and visualize the geometry of the shocked region. Furthermore, the time-evolution of the velocity-field can be measured at intervals as small as 10 ns using the PIV system. Current experimental results of unloaded exploding bridge wire output in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) witness plates demonstrate 20 MHz velocity-field sampling just 300 ns after initiation of the wire.

Murphy, Michael John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Adrian, Ronald J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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which is upgrading the crane in the transfer bay in L-area Removing Lead Base Paint & Primer from Crane Trolley Plate Savannah River Site Aiken South Carolina TC-A-2011-0092,...

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Spatial homogenization for plate-type critical assemblies. [LMFBR  

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Standard calculational models of plate-type LMFBR critical assemblies do not explicitly represent individual plates. Instead, detailed plate-by-plate calculations are performed only for each representative cell type, and homogenized cross sections are defined by flux-volume weighting of individual plate cross sections. Subsequent reactor calculations are performed by modeling each cell type with homogenized cross sections. The homogenized cross sections are sensitive to the manner in which the cell leakage is modeled. The intent of this paper is to present a method of representing the cell leakage which results in more accurate homogenized cross sections than the methods presently in use.

Rempe, K.R.; Smith, K.S.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sampling Plan for Assaying Plates Containing Depleted or Normal Uranium  

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This paper describes the rationale behind the proposed method for selecting a 'representative' sample of uranium metal plates, portions of which will be destructively assayed at the Y-12 Security Complex. The total inventory of plates is segregated into two populations, one for Material Type 10 (depleted uranium (DU)) and one for Material Type 81 (normal [or natural] uranium (NU)). The plates within each population are further stratified by common dimensions. A spreadsheet gives the collective mass of uranium element (and isotope for DU) and the piece count of all plates within each stratum. These data are summarized in Table 1. All plates are 100% uranium metal, and all but approximately 60% of the NU plates have Kel-F{reg_sign} coating. The book inventory gives an overall U-235 isotopic percentage of 0.22% for the DU plates, ranging from 0.19% to 0.22%. The U-235 ratio of the NU plates is assumed to be 0.71%. As shown in Table 1, the vast majority of the plates are comprised of depleted uranium, so most of the plates will be sampled from the DU population.

Ivan R. Thomas

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastocapillary coalescence of plates and pillars  

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When a fluid-immersed array of lamellae or filaments that is attached to a substrate is dried, evaporation leads to the formation of menisci on the tips of the plates or pillars that bring them together. Similarly, when hair dries it clumps together due to capillary forces induced by the liquid menisci between the flexible hairs. Building on prior experimental observations, we use a combination of theory and computation to understand the nature of this instability and its evolution in both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional setting of the problem. For the case of lamellae, we explicitly derive the interaction torques based on the relevant physical parameters. A Bloch-wave analysis for our periodic mechanical system captures the critical volume of the liquid and the 2-plate-collapse eigenmode at the onset of instability. We study the evolution of clusters and their arrest using numerical simulations to explain the hierarchical cluster formation and characterize the sensitive dependence of the final structures on the initial perturbations. We then generalize our analysis to treat the problem of pillar collapse in 3D, where the fluid domain is completely connected and the interface is a surface with the uniform mean curvature. Our theory and simulations capture the salient features of both previous experimental observations and our own in terms of the key parameters that can be used to control the kinetics of the process.

Zhiyan Wei; Tobias Schneider; Jungchul Kim; Ho-Young Kim; Joanna Aizenberg; L. Mahadevan

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics | Department of Energy  

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:03pm Addthis The most common photovoltaic (PV) array design uses flat-plate PV modules or panels. These panels can be fixed in place or allowed to track the movement of the Illustration of a cutaway of a typical flat-plate module. The layers, in order from top to bottom, are: cover film, solar cell, encapsulant, substrate, cover film, seal, gasket, and frame. One typical flat-plate module design uses a substrate of metal, glass, or plastic to provide structural support in the back; an encapsulant material to protect the cells; and a transparent cover of plastic or glass. sun. They respond to sunlight that is direct or diffuse. Even in clear skies, the diffuse component of sunlight accounts for between 10% and 20%

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Behavior of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads  

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The use of fabricated trunnions in heavy lift installation of offshore and marine structures is becoming widespread. This paper presents the results of a parametric study, with systematic variation of relevant geometric parameters, on the elasto-plastic responses of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads from the sling eyes. Two distinctive failure modes, associated with main plate dominated and shear plate/trunnion pipe dominated responses are identified and the corresponding results summarized. A proportional limit load, P{sub yl}, is defined for each specimen based on its load-displacement response. It is observed that a plate trunnion possesses significant reserve strength beyond its limit load and that current industry practice, which considers the shear plate only to transfer the total sling load into the main plate, is overly conservative.

Choo, Y.S.; Padmanaban, K.; Shanmugam, N.E.; Liew, J.Y.R. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Faculty of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic bipolar interconnection plate for use in a fuel cell  

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A bipolar interconnection plate for use between adjacent fuel cell units in a stacked fuel cell assembly. Each plate is manufactured from an intermetallic composition, examples of which include NiAl or Ni.sub.3 Al which can catalyze steam reforming of hydrocarbons. Distributed within the intermetallic structure of the plate is a ceramic filler composition. The plate includes a first side with gas flow channels therein and a second side with fuel flow channels therein. A protective coating is applied to the first side, with exemplary coatings including strontium-doped or calcium-doped lanthanum chromite. To produce the plate, Ni and Al powders are combined with the filler composition, compressed at a pressure of about 10,000-30,000 psi, and heated to about 600.degree.-1000.degree. C. The coating is then applied to the first side of the completed plate using liquid injection plasma deposition or other deposition techniques.

Lessing, Paul A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Failure analysis of a cracked diesel engine clutch spring plate  

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A diesel engine clutch spring plate used in a truck cracked when testing was being performed. The crack initiated from the middle of the thickness direction of the plate and propagated toward the front and the back of the plate. Fractographic studies indicate that brittle intergranular fracture was the dominant failure mechanism. Many parallel band structures were observed along the radial direction of the plate in the intergranular fracture region; a high density of secondary cracks and fine intergranular particles were found in this banded region. Metallurgical examinations indicated segregation of elongated MnS inclusions and the presence of granular vanadium carbides along the radial direction of the plate, at the location of the crack origin. Segregation of the elongated MnS inclusions leads to a reduction in toughness, and the combined segregation of inclusions and impurity elements at grain boundaries result in weakening of the boundaries. These conditions led to the intergranular brittle fracture of the clutch spring plate.

Zhiwei Yu; Xiaolei Xu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of a Novel Design of Resistive Plate Chambers  

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A novel design of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs), using only a single resistive plate, is being proposed. Based on this design, two large size prototype chambers were constructed and were tested with cosmic rays and in particle beams. The tests confirmed the viability of this new approach. In addition to showing an improved single-particle response compared to the traditional 2-plate design, the novel chambers also prove to be suitable for calorimetric applications.

Bilki, B; Freund, B; Neubüser, C; Onel, Y; Repond, J; Schlereth, J; Xia, L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of metallic bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells.  

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?? High cost and a short lifetime are the two main reasons why the PEM fuel cell is yet to be commercialized. The bipolar plate… (more)

Lædre, Sigrid

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The StarScan plate measuring machine: overview and calibrations  

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The StarScan machine at the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) completed measuring photographic astrograph plates to allow determination of proper motions for the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC) program. All applicable 1940 AGK2 plates, about 2200 Hamburg Zone Astrograph plates, 900 Black Birch (USNO Twin Astrograph) plates, and 300 Lick Astrograph plates have been measured. StarScan comprises of a CCD camera, telecentric lens, air-bearing granite table, stepper motor screws, and Heidenhain scales to operate in a step-stare mode. The repeatability of StarScan measures is about 0.2 micrometer. The CCD mapping as well as the global table coordinate system has been calibrated using a special dot calibration plate and the overall accuracy of StarScan x,y data is derived to be 0.5 micrometer. Application to real photographic plate data shows that position information of at least 0.65 micrometer accuracy can be extracted from course grain 103a-type emulsion astrometric plates. Transformations between "direct" and "reverse" measures of fine grain emulsion plate measures are obtained on the 0.3 micrometer level per well exposed stellar image and coordinate, which is at the limit of the StarScan machine.

Norbert Zacharias; Lars Winter; Ellis Holdenried; Jean-Pierre de Cuyper; Ted Rafferty; Gary Wycoff

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Test Cell for Biopolar Plate Materials - Energy Innovation...  

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Corrosion Test Cell for Biopolar Plate Materials Los Alamos National Laboratory Contact LANL About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryA corrosion test cell for screening...

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Stress concentrations at longitudinal-transverse stiffener plate intersections  

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to the SCF of the Category C and E detail. The studied parameters for this investigation were gusset plate width, size of the cope, and the thickness of the gusset and web plate. From this investigation several conclusions could be made. The cope...

Horne, Gregory Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Vacuum fusion bonded glass plates having microstructures thereon  

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An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of graphene coating on the atom-plate interaction  

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Using the recently proposed quantum electrodynamical formalism, we calculate the Casimir-Polder free energies and forces between the ground state atoms of Rb, Na, Cs and He${}^{\\ast}$ and the plates made of Au, Si, sapphire and fused silica coated with a graphene sheet. It is shown that the graphene coating has no effect on the Casimir-Polder interaction for metallic plates, but influences significantly for plates made of dielectric materials. The influence of graphene coating increases with decreasing static dielectric permittivity of the plate material and the characteristic frequency of an atomic dynamic polarizability. Simple analytic expressions for the classical limit of the Casimir-Polder free energy and force between an atom and a graphene-coated plate are obtained. From the comparison with the results of numerical computations, the application region of these expressions is determined.

G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Seafloor geodetic measurements and modeling of Nazca-South America plate convergence  

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3. Nazca-South America plate convergence . II GPS-acousticIII.2: Nazca-South America plate convergenceDecelerat- ing Naza-South America and Nazca-Pac?c plate

Gagnon, Katie L.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic tomography constraints on reconstructing the Philippine Sea Plate and its margin  

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The Philippine Sea Plate has been surrounded by subduction zones throughout Cenozoic time due to the convergence of the Eurasian, Pacific and Indian-Australian plates. Existing Philippine Sea Plate reconstructions have been made based primarily...

Handayani, Lina

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Area Zone Plate Fabrication with Optical Lithography  

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Zone plates as condenser optics for x-ray microscopes offer simple optical designs for both illumination and spectral resolution when used as a linear monochromator. However, due to the long write times for electron beam lithography, both the availability and the size of zone plates for condensers have been limited. Since the resolution provided by the linear monochromator scales almost linearly with the diameter of the zone plate, the full potential for zone plate monochromators as illumination systems for x-ray microscopes has not been achieved. For example, the 10-mm-diameter zone plate has demonstrated a spectral resolution of E/{Delta}E = 700[1], but with a 26-mm-diameter zone plate, the calculated spectral resolution is higher than E/{Delta}E = 3000. These large-area zone plates are possible to fabricate with the leading edge semiconductor lithography tools such as those available at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany. One of the lithography tools available is the ASML TWINSCAN XT: 1950i with 37-nm resolution [2]. A single 300-mm wafer can contain more than 60 fields, each with a large area condenser, and the throughput of the tool can be more than one wafer every minute.

Denbeaux, G. [College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 (United States)

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration of a plate with distributed structural stiffness  

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In most analyses of plates only two types of plate vibrations have received wide attention: homogeneous plates and plates with discrete discontinuities. In this work the structural inhomogeneity has been selected to be continuous and distributed. The plate is assumed to be infinite. The stiffness has been assumed to vary in a sinusoidal manner. The resulting differential equation has been solved by the use of Fourier transforms and the solution in the wavenumber space is presented. The plate admittance is a function of the structural wavenumber and the wavenumber of the distributed inhomogeneity. The results for the in vacuo and the fluid?loaded plates are presented. In the very short and the very long inhomogeneity wavelength limits the effect of the structural inhomogeneity is very weak at all structural wavenumbers. The main contribution to the structural admittance is present when the value of the structural inhomogeneity wavenumber is close to the coincidence structural wavenumber. For the in vacuo cases it is shown that the effect of the inhomogeneity is limited to values of the structural wavenumber equal to the coincidence wavenumber plus or minus an integral multiple of the inhomogeneity wavenumber.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The saga of the plate?fluid interaction. II  

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Over the last two years the author [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 65 1190–1197 (1979)] and other researchers have reanalyzed the plate?fluid interaction problem from different perspectives. In this paper the eigensolutions to the fluid?loaded thick plate equation are presented as a function of modulus of elasticity fluid loading and structural damping. The thick plate equation allows for the inclusion of shear deformation and rotary inertia effects on the vibrational response of the plate. Solutions for loci of the different modes as a function of frequency are presented in the fluid wavenumber plane. It is shown that under certain conditions the roots of the system cross from one Riemann sheet to the other thus changing the basic characteristics of the plate response and also of the radiated acoustic field. Internal structural damping is also shown to have the same effect upon the behavior of the root loci. Some of the phenomena discussed are a result of the rotary inertia terms in the plate equations and therefore cannot be explained by the use of the simpler thin plate analysis.

Mauro Pierucci

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication  

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Perforated plates (10) having very small holes (14) with a uniform diameter throughout the plate thickness are prepared by a "wire drawing" process in which a billet of sacrificial metal is disposed in an extrusion can of the plate metal, and the can is extruded and restacked repeatedly, converting the billet to a wire of the desired hole diameter. At final size, the rod is then sliced into wafers, and the wires are removed by selective etching. This process is useful for plate metals of interest for high performance regenerator applications, in particular, copper, niobium, molybdenum, erbium, and other rare earth metals. Er.sub.3 Ni, which has uniquely favorable thermophysical properties for such applications, may be incorporated in regions of the plates by providing extrusion cans (20) containing erbium and nickel metals in a stacked array (53) with extrusion cans of the plate metal, which may be copper. The array is heated to convert the erbium and nickel metals to Er.sub.3 Ni. Perforated plates having two sizes of perforations (38, 42), one of which is small enough for storage of helium, are also disclosed.

Hendricks, John B. (Huntsville, AL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Perforated plates having very small holes with a uniform diameter throughout the plate thickness are prepared by a [open quotes]wire drawing[close quotes] process in which a billet of sacrificial metal is disposed in an extrusion can of the plate metal, and the can is extruded and restacked repeatedly, converting the billet to a wire of the desired hole diameter. At final size, the rod is then sliced into wafers, and the wires are removed by selective etching. This process is useful for plate metals of interest for high performance regenerator applications, in particular, copper, niobium, molybdenum, erbium, and other rare earth metals. Er[sub 3]Ni, which has uniquely favorable thermophysical properties for such applications, may be incorporated in regions of the plates by providing extrusion cans containing erbium and nickel metals in a stacked array with extrusion cans of the plate metal, which may be copper. The array is heated to convert the erbium and nickel metals to Er[sub 3]Ni. Perforated plates having two sizes of perforations, one of which is small enough for storage of helium, are also disclosed. 10 figures.

Hendricks, J.B.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

93

Conductivity fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved method of manufacturing a PEM fuel cell collector plate is disclosed. During molding a highly conductive polymer composite is formed having a relatively high polymer concentration along its external surfaces. After molding the polymer rich layer is removed from the land areas by machining, grinding or similar process. This layer removal results in increased overall conductivity of the molded collector plate. The polymer rich surface remains in the collector plate channels, providing increased mechanical strength and other benefits to the channels. The improved method also permits greater mold cavity thickness providing a number of advantages during the molding process.

Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Oxidation studies of CrAlON nanolayered coatings on steel plates...  

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cost and high-temperature corrosion resistance for bipolar interconnect plates in solid oxide fuel cell stacks have directed attention to the use of metal plates with oxidation...

95

Metallization by plating for high-performance multichip modules  

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Electrolytic plating is used to produce the interconnect wiring on the current generation of high-performance multichip modules used in IBM S/390® and AS/400® servers. This paper reviews the material and manufacturing ...

K. K. H. Wong; S. Kaja; P. W. DeHaven

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

On the performance of the flat plate solar heat collector  

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A flat plate heat collector was constructed for the purpose of heating water by solar energy. It was erected facing south, tilted to the horizontal at the optimum tilt angle, and tested ... was found, for the dim...

M. K. Elnesr; A. M. Khalil

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Melt generation in the Earth's mantle at Convergent Plate Margins  

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The five geologic studies presented in this thesis document how the recycling of tectonic plates at subduction zones has a profound effect on the melting behavior of the Earth's mantle. Two experimental studies (Chapters ...

Till, Christy B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Investigation of valve plate in water hydraulic axial piston motor  

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This paper has introduced the developments of water hydraulic axial piston equipments. According to the effects of physico-chemical properties of water on water hydraulic components, a novel valve plate for water

Song-Lin Nie Ph.D; Zhuang-Yun Li…

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Hadley Circulations on a Nonuniformly Heated Rotating Plate  

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Hadley circulations in a shallow fluid layer driven by a radial temperature gradient in the bottom plate have been investigated experimentally. The temperature on top of the fluid was uniform, and the vertical temperature gradient in the fluid ...

E. L. Koschmieder; E. R. Lewis

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Development of a plate-fin type gas turbine recuperator  

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A plate-fin type recuperator for a gas turbine/fuel cell hybrid power generation system was designed, manufactured, and tested. Performance analysis shows that the performance of the system is directly affecte...

Jae Su Kwak; Inyoung Yang

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

An experimental study of the vibration of modified cantilever plates  

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and Description of Apparatus ~ OI. Results. IV. Discussion of Results. . . . . . . V. Conclusions and Reoammendations. A kN EXFjRIMEETJLL STUDI OF THE VIBELTION GF MODIFIED CAWTILEVER PLATES In modern aircraft and missile design the trend is toward flatter... wings and larger sweep angles. For complete vibration and flutter anal- ysis of these components it is necessary that the modes and frequencies of natural vibration be closely established. Flat cantilever plates (I). serve as a good analogy...

Read, James McPherson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

102

Determination of plate efficiencies for conventional distillation columns  

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DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COIUMNS A Thesis By Thomas Raymond Harris Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1962 Ma)or Sub)ect t Chemical Engineering DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COLUMNS A Thesis Thomas Raymond Harris Approred as to style and content bye Chairman of ommittee Head...

Harris, Thomas Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

103

Dynamic optimization of a plate reactor start-up  

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Dynamic optimization of a plate reactor start-up Staffan Haugwitz, Per Hagander and John Bagterp Jørgensen Lund-Lyngby-�lborg-dagen 061101 Staffan Haugwitz et al Control of a plate reactor #12;Process configurations : 2 inj. / 1 cool zone T T T T T T T T T T Reactor outletReactant A Reactant B Cooling water uB1 u

104

Highly conductive, multi-layer composite precursor composition to fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate  

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This invention provides a moldable, multiple-layer composite composition, which is a precursor to an electrically conductive composite flow field plate or bipolar plate. In one preferred embodiment, the composition comprises a plurality of conductive sheets and a plurality of mixture layers of a curable resin and conductive fillers, wherein (A) each conductive sheet is attached to at least one resin-filler mixture layer; (B) at least one of the conductive sheets comprises flexible graphite; and (C) at least one resin-filler mixture layer comprises a thermosetting resin and conductive fillers with the fillers being present in a sufficient quantity to render the resulting flow field plate or bipolar plate electrically conductive with a conductivity no less than 100 S/cm and thickness-direction areal conductivity no less than 200 S/cm.sup.2.

Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

105

An elastic plate model for interseismic deformation in subduction Ravi V. S. Kanda1  

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the subducting and overriding plates, as well as zero net steady state vertical offset between the two plates, 1983]. The BSM accomplishes this zero net strain in the overriding plate by parameterizing interseismic case of zero plate thickness, thereby providing an alternative motivation for the BSM. The ESPM also

106

VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH AN INTERNAL SUPPORT  

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......November 1972 research-article Articles VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH...2Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois The vibration and buckling of a rectangular plate with...square plate with an internal support. VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH......

BERNHARD STAHL; LEON M. KEER

1972-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Apparatus for tensile testing plate-type ceramic specimens  

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Apparatus is described for gripping a plate-type tensile specimen having generally T-shaped end regions in a dynamic tension fatigue testing apparatus comprising an annular housing having an open-ended elongated cavity therein, a plurality of hydraulic piston means supported by the housing in a spaced array about the cavity, and a specimen-supporting plate means overlying the piston means at one end of the elongated cavity and displaceable by said piston means in a longitudinal direction with respect to the longitudinal axis of the cavity, said apparatus for gripping a flat plate-type tensile specimen comprising: a pair of elongated pull rods each having oppositely disposed first and second end regions; a pair of mounting means carried by said plate means with each mounting means for pivotally attaching the first end region of each of said pull rods in a central region of said plate means for supporting said pair of elongated pull rods in a side-by-side relationship along a common longitudinal centerline within said cavity; recess means in the second end region of each of said pull rods in adjacently disposed surface regions thereof with said recess means facing one another and each adapted to receive one side of one of the generally T-shaped end regions of the plate-type tensile specimen; and load-bearing means positionable in each of said recess means and adapted to bear against a shoulder on each side of the generally T-shaped end region of the plate-type tensile specimen when a tensile loading is applied thereon.

Liu, K.C.

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

108

Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates  

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Bipolar plate is an important component in fuel cell stacks and accounts for more than 75% of stack weight and volume. The technology development of metal bipolar plates can effectively reduce the fuel cells stack weight and volume over 50%. The challenge is the metal plate corrosion protection at low cost for the broad commercial applications. This project is aimed to develop innovative technological solutions to overcome the corrosion barrier of low cost metal plates. The feasibility of has been demonstrated and patented (US Patent 7,309,540). The plan is to further reduce the cost, and scale up the technology. The project is built on three pillars: 1) robust experimental evidence demonstrating the feasibility of our technology, 2) a team that consists of industrial leaders in fuel cell stack application, design, and manufactures; 3) a low-risk, significant-milestone driven program that proves the feasibility of meeting program objectives The implementation of this project will reduce the fuel cell stack metal bipolar separator plate cost which accounts 15-21% of the overall stack cost. It will contribute to the market adoption of fuel cell technologies. In addition, this corrosion protection technology can be used similar energy devices, such as batteries and electrolyzers. Therefore, the success of the project will be benefit in broad markets.

Wang, Conghua [TreadStone Technologies, Inc.

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

109

Numerical analysis of laminar fluid flow and heat transfer in a parallel plate channel with normally in-line positioned plates  

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NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEL WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A Thesis by JOHN GRADY iVICMATH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEI WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A...

McMath, John Grady

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Module Basics | Department of Energy  

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Module Basics Module Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Module Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:25pm Addthis Flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) modules are made of several components, including the front surface materials, encapsulant, rear surface, and frame. Front Surface Materials The front surface of a flat-plate PV module must have a high transmission in the wavelengths that can be used by the solar cells in the module. For example, for silicon solar cells, the top surface must have high transmission of light with wavelengths from 350 to 1200 nm. Also, reflection from the front surface should be minimal. An antireflection coating added to the top surface can greatly reduce the reflection of sunlight, and texturing of the surface can cause light that strikes the surface to stay within the cells. Unfortunately, these textured

111

Laser-based characterization of nuclear fuel plates  

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Ensuring the integrity of fuel-clad and clad-clad bonding in nuclear fuels is important for safe reactor operation and assessment of fuel performance, yet the measurement of bond strengths in actual fuels has proved challenging. The laser shockwave technique (LST) originally developed to characterize structural adhesion in composites is being employed to characterize interface strength in a new type of plate fuel being developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). LST is a non-contact method that uses lasers for the generation and detection of large-amplitude acoustic waves and is well suited for application to both fresh and irradiated nuclear-fuel plates. This paper will report on initial characterization results obtained from fresh fuel plates manufactured by different processes, including hot isostatic pressing, friction stir welding, and hot rolling.

Smith, James A.; Cottle, Dave L.; Rabin, Barry H. [Idaho National Laboratory, Fuel Performance and Design, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83415-6188 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

112

Fuel cell repeater unit including frame and separator plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter and any fuel within the perimeter flow across the at least one fuel cell in a first direction. The separator plate, the frame, or both establish at least one conduit positioned outside the flow path perimeter. The conduit is outside of the flow path perimeter and is configured to direct flow in a second, different direction. The conduit is fluidly coupled with the flow path.

Yamanis, Jean; Hawkes, Justin R; Chiapetta, Jr., Louis; Bird, Connie E; Sun, Ellen Y; Croteau, Paul F

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

113

Fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved molding composition is provided for compression molding or injection molding a current collector plate for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. The molding composition is comprised of a polymer resin combined with a low surface area, highly-conductive carbon and/or graphite powder filler. The low viscosity of the thermoplastic resin combined with the reduced filler particle surface area provide a moldable composition which can be fabricated into a current collector plate having improved current collecting capacity vis-a-vis comparable fluoropolymer molding compositions.

Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL); Zabriskie, Jr., John E. (Port St. Lucie, FL); Neutzler, Jay K. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Fuchs, Michel (Boynton Beach, FL); Gustafson, Robert C. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Multi-well sample plate cover penetration system  

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An apparatus for penetrating a cover over a multi-well sample plate containing at least one individual sample well includes a cutting head, a cutter extending from the cutting head, and a robot. The cutting head is connected to the robot wherein the robot moves the cutting head and cutter so that the cutter penetrates the cover over the multi-well sample plate providing access to the individual sample well. When the cutting head is moved downward the foil is pierced by the cutter that splits, opens, and folds the foil inward toward the well. The well is then open for sample aspiration but has been protected from cross contamination.

Beer, Neil Reginald (Pleasanton, CA)

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

115

Plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using porous nickel plate  

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Hydrogen atomic pair ions, i.e., H{sup +} and H{sup -} ions, are produced by plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using a porous nickel plate. Positive ions in a hydrogen plasma generated by dc arc discharge are irradiated to the porous plate, and pair ions are produced from the back of the irradiation plane. It becomes clear that the production quantity of pair ions mainly depends on the irradiation current of positive ions and the irradiation energy affects the production efficiency of H{sup -} ions.

Oohara, W.; Maeda, T.; Higuchi, T. [Department of Electronic Device Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube 755-8611 (Japan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

116

Non-destructive testing of composite plates by holographic vibrometry  

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We report on a wide-field optical monitoring method for revealing local delaminations in sandwich-type composite plates at video-rate by holographic vibrometry. Non-contact measurements of low frequency flexural waves is performed with time-averaged heterodyne holography. It enables narrowband imaging of local out-of-plane nanometric vibration amplitudes under sinusoidal excitation, and reveals delamination defects, which cause local resonances of flexural waves. The size of the defect can be estimated from the first resonance frequency of the flexural wave and the mechanical parameters of the observed layer of the composite plate.

Bruno, Francois; Prada, Claire; Lamboul, Benjamin; Passilly, Bruno; Atlan, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Vibration of circular plates, of several thicknesses, with three supports  

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ o ~ ~ i Prccedure and DeeoriPt'alen Of APPSXat'aua ~ ~ e ~ a ~ 0 ~ ~ i EmPirioal Ccrrelabicn Of Dataa ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ ~ ~ 01 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i Kathemat, ical Theory of Thin Plates ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ a ~ ~ ~ Heeultaa ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a... (cps) e M = symmetric mode, ie. 1, 2, 3, and 4. h= thickness of circular plate, in, Vhen there are mox'e than-thoro variables involved in the x esult, s of an experimental research, an empirical xelat, ionsh1p concerning the several variables may...

Ballentine, John Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

118

Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical furnace for annealing a process wafer comprising a source of optical energy, a quartz muffle having a door to hold the wafer for processing, and a quartz diffuser plate to diffuse the light impinging on the quartz muffle; a feedback system with a light sensor located in the door or wall of the muffle is also provided for controlling the source of optical energy. The quartz for the diffuser plate is surface etched (to give the quartz diffusive qualities) in the furnace during a high intensity burn-in process.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

120

Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates  

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manufacture. - Demonstrate our metal plate application in portable, stationary and automobile fuel cell systems. 0.00 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.50...

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121

Enhanced radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates  

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We compute the radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates in the framework of the scattering theory. We predict an enhancement of the heat transfer as we increase the depth of the corrugations while keeping the distance of closest approach fixed. We interpret this effect in terms of the evolution of plasmonic and guided modes as a function of the grating's geometry.

R. Guérout; J. Lussange; F. S. S. Rosa; J. -P. Hugonin; D. A. R. Dalvit; J. -J. Greffet; A. Lambrecht; S. Reynaud

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

122

Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical furnace for annealing a process wafer comprising a source of optical energy, a quartz muffle having a door to hold the wafer for processing, and a quartz diffuser plate to diffuse the light impinging on the quartz muffle; a feedback system with a light sensor located in the wall of the muffle is also provided for controlling the source of optical energy.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Plate-Based Fuel Processing System Final Report  

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On-board reforming of liquid fuels into hydrogen is an enabling technology that could accelerate consumer usage of fuel cell powered vehicles. The technology would leverage the convenience of the existing gasoline fueling infrastructure while taking advantage of the fuel cell efficiency and low emissions. Commercial acceptance of on-board reforming faces several obstacles that include: (1) startup time, (2) transient response, and (3) system complexity (size, weight and cost). These obstacles are being addressed in a variety of projects through development, integration and optimization of existing fuel processing system designs. In this project, CESI investigated steam reforming (SR), water-gas-shift (WGS) and preferential oxidation (PrOx) catalysts while developing plate reactor designs and hardware where the catalytic function is integrated into a primary surface heat exchanger. The plate reactor approach has several advantages. The separation of the reforming and combustion streams permits the reforming reaction to be conducted at a higher pressure than the combustion reaction, thereby avoiding costly gas compression for combustion. The separation of the two streams also prevents the dilution of the reformate stream by the combustion air. The advantages of the plate reactor are not limited to steam reforming applications. In a WGS or PrOx reaction, the non-catalytic side of the plate would act as a heat exchanger to remove the heat generated by the exothermic WGS or PrOx reactions. This would maintain the catalyst under nearly isothermal conditions whereby the catalyst would operate at its optimal temperature. Furthermore, the plate design approach results in a low pressure drop, rapid transient capable and attrition-resistant reactor. These qualities are valued in any application, be it on-board or stationary fuel processing, since they reduce parasitic losses, increase over-all system efficiency and help perpetuate catalyst durability. In this program, CESI took the initial steam reforming plate-reactor concept and advanced it towards an integrated fuel processing system. A substantial amount of modeling was performed to guide the catalyst development and prototype hardware design and fabrication efforts. The plate-reactor mechanical design was studied in detail to establish design guidelines which would help the plate reactor survive the stresses of repeated thermal cycles (from start-ups and shut-downs). Integrated system performance modeling was performed to predict system efficiencies and determine the parameters with the most significant impact on efficiency. In conjunction with the modeling effort, a significant effort was directed towards catalyst development. CESI developed a highly active, sulfur tolerant, coke resistant, precious metal based reforming catalyst. CESI also developed its own non-precious metal based water-gas shift catalyst and demonstrated the catalysts durability over several thousands of hours of testing. CESI also developed a unique preferential oxidation catalyst capable of reducing 1% CO to < 10 ppm CO over a 35 C operating window through a single pass plate-based reactor. Finally, CESI combined the modeling results and steam reforming catalyst development efforts into prototype hardware. The first generation 3kW(e) prototype was fabricated from existing heat-exchanger plates to expedite the fabrication process. This prototype demonstrated steady state operation ranging from 5 to 100% load conditions. The prototype also demonstrated a 20:1 turndown ratio, 10:1 load transient operation and rapid start-up capability.

Carlos Faz; Helen Liu; Jacques Nicole; David Yee

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

Laminated exfoliated graphite composite-metal compositions for fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrically conductive laminate composition for fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate applications. The laminate composition comprises at least a thin metal sheet having two opposed exterior surfaces and a first exfoliated graphite composite sheet bonded to the first of the two exterior surfaces of the metal sheet wherein the exfoliated graphite composite sheet comprises: (a) expanded or exfoliated graphite and (b) a binder or matrix material to bond the expanded graphite for forming a cohered sheet, wherein the binder or matrix material is between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the first exfoliated graphite composite sheet. Preferably, the first exfoliated graphite composite sheet further comprises particles of non-expandable graphite or carbon in the amount of between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the non-expandable particles and the expanded graphite. Further preferably, the laminate comprises a second exfoliated graphite composite sheet bonded to the second surface of the metal sheet to form a three-layer laminate. Surface flow channels and other desired geometric features can be built onto the exterior surfaces of the laminate to form a flow field plate or bipolar plate. The resulting laminate has an exceptionally high thickness-direction conductivity and excellent resistance to gas permeation.

Zhamu, Aruna; Shi, Jinjun; Guo, Jiusheng; Jang, Bor Z

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic plates subjected Sample Search...  

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in a Langmuir trough experiment is the Wilhelmy plate.1... The plate measures the net tension on the surface. The reported surface pressure is then the tension ... Source: Lee,...

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2.081J / 16.230J Plates and Shells, Spring 2006  

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This course explores the following topics: derivation of elastic and plastic stress-strain relations for plate and shell elements; the bending and buckling of rectangular plates; nonlinear geometric effects; post-buckling ...

Wierzbicki, Tomasz

127

Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. II: Analysis and  

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; Seismic design. Introduction Steel plate shear walls are a single or multistory lateral force resisting, or "fish plate," used in the experiments to connect the infill panel with the sur- rounding frame

Bruneau, Michel

128

Spectrally Solar Selective Coatings for Colored Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collectors  

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The paper is a review on the state-of-the-art on colored materials (absorbers and glazings) for solar thermal flat plate collectors obtained world-wide. The ... input for novel, market-acceptable flat plate solar

Luminita Isac; Alexandru Enesca…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Buckling and vibration of orthotropic plates with an internal line hinge  

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locations, and edge support conditions. In particular, buckling factors are determined for plates with modulus ratios of 1, 3, 10 and 25 using the classical plate theory and first order shear deformation theory. Vibration frequencies are obtained...

Gupta, Praveen R.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated microbiology plating Sample Search...  

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need to be performed as part of (automated version of) assay 1.1.2. Identify appropriate micro-plate... plates? Does the automation (material handling robot) have sufficient...

131

Light energy supply in plate-type and light diffusing optical fiber bioreactors  

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The light distribution profiles of plate-type photobioreactors were investigated. Light reaching individual channels of a plate module is dependent on the orientation of the module to the sun, the position of ...

O. Pulzl; N. Gerbsch; R. Buchholz

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00...

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Invited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators  

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of smart structures. These material include piezoelectric polymers and ceramics, shape memory alloysInvited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators Brij N control of composite material plates using piezoelectric actuators. A finite element formulation

134

Response of a slotted plate flow meter to horizontal two phase flow  

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meter is always better in performance and accuracy than the standard orifice plate flow meter. This study is primarily based on how a slotted plate responds to horizontal two-phase flow with air and water being used as the working fluids. The plates...

Muralidharan, Vasanth

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

135

Antiproton, positron, and electron imaging with a microchannel plate/phosphor detector  

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Antiproton, positron, and electron imaging with a microchannel plate/phosphor detector ALPHA; accepted 2 November 2009; published online 1 December 2009 A microchannel plate MCP /phosphor screen Microchannel plate MCP /phosphor screen based diag- nostics have proved invaluable in studying the evolution

Fajans, Joel

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FRACTURE INVESTIGATION IN FRP PLATE DEBONDING and C.J. Burgoyne1  

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1 FRACTURE INVESTIGATION IN FRP PLATE DEBONDING G.X. Guan1 and C.J. Burgoyne1 1 Department. The plate debonding is clearly a fracture event that is initiated from the inevitable flaws in the concrete fracture observation for the plate debonding failure that occurs in the concrete cover layer. This paper

Burgoyne, Chris

137

Flat plate solar collector with a cantilevered mirror  

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The use of flat booster mirrors with flat plate collectors provides moderate solar flux concentration and enhanced performance especially when the mirrors are seasonally adjusted. Curved mirrors provide higher flux concentration and a practical system has been developed where the booster mirror is bent elastically. The system employs a single cantilever mirror which is located below a conventional flat plate collector. The mirror is clamped at the base of the collector panel and its free end is deflected upward; a smaller deflection is used in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer. The prototype system consists of a 0.9 by 2.5 m collector panel mounted on its side (horizontal fluid flow) and a 2.7 by 2.5 m elastic mirror. The mirror is made with aluminum sheet with an adherent aluminized acrylic film. The system has been designed for mounting on horizontal surfaces at latitudes of 10 to 50/sup 0/.

Cohen, S.; Larson, D.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Acoustic radiation from a plate with sinusoidally varying properties  

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The acoustic radiation produced by an infinite flat plate with sinusoidally varying properties and driven by a distributed load is presented. The plate is assumed to be thin with constant thickness but with stiffness varying sinusoidally along the axis. The analysis is an extension of the work previously reported [M. Pierucci J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 1 79 S35 (1986)]. The analysis consists of solving the coupled fluid?structure equations with the added difficulty of having nonconstant coefficients. The system reduces to a convoluted equation which has been solved analytically. The results indicate the presence of acoustic pressure components radiating in directions that are related to the difference between the forcing function wavenumber and the wavenumber of the stiffness variation. Acoustic radiation patterns will be presented.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF STIFFENED PLATES USING GUIDED ULTRASONIC WAVES  

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The concept of using distributed arrays of permanently attached sensors for the long?term structural health monitoring of large plates has previously been demonstrated under laboratory conditions. Based on the scattering characteristics of the employed guided ultrasonic wave mode at typical defects the influence of the signal processing parameters on the damage detection and localization accuracy is discussed. Problems employing this structural health monitoring concept can occur due to additional changes in the signal reflected at undamaged parts of the structure. For real technical structures reflections occur at structural features which have been identified as safety?critical areas for the development of fatigue and corrosion damage. Results from laboratory experiments are presented for the detection of crack?like defects (notch) at a welded stiffener on a large steel plate structure.

P. Fromme

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Preparation of random phase plates for laser beam smoothing  

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Phase plates are required for removing aberrations from laser beams caused by inhomogeneities in the optical components of the laser. The first type of plate that we prepared consisted of a bi-level optical component that caused spatial smoothing of the beam by breaking it up into a fine scale spatial structure. This was made by etching a pattern directly into the substrate using HF/NH{sub 4}F. Components up to 80 cm in diameter were prepared but these are only 85% efficient because of beam losses in secondary maxima. Multilevel designs are more efficient and we have prepared 5 inch diameter samples with 16 levels. These require four separate etch steps but have efficiencies greater than 90%.

Thomas, I.M.; Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C.

1994-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Program sizes flange or pipe-tap orifice plates  

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A program has been developed for the HP-41CV programmable calculator that is designed to compute differential pressure across an orifice, gas flow through an orifice, or the orifice-plate bore for orifice plates with flange or pipe taps. It is designed to save time in extracting values from charts, tables, and graphs which are required to perform the calculations. It is based on equations and data from Spink. The program is run by inputing appropriate data via execution of a program entitled ''DATA IN,'' calculating differential pressure via program ''dH20,'' gas flow via program ''FLOW,'' and via program ''BORE.'' Flange-tap calculations are performed with FLAG 01 not set, while pipe-tap calculations are selected by setting FLAG 01.

Hogsett, J.E.

1984-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

142

Preparation of random phase plates for laser beam smoothing  

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Phase plates are required to remove aberrations from laser beams caused by inhomogeneities in the optical components of the laser. The first type of plate that we prepared consisted of a bi-level optical component that caused spatial smoothing of the beam by breaking it up into a fine scale spatial structure. This was made by etching a pattern directly into the substrate using HF/NH{sub 4}F. Components up to 80 cm in diameter were prepared but these are only 85% efficient because of beam losses in secondary maxima. Multilevel designs are more efficient and we have prepared 5 inch diameter samples with 16 levels. These require four separate etch steps but have efficiencies greater than 90%.

Thomas, I.M.; Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

143

Distributed Roughness Receptivity in a Flat Plate Boundary Layer  

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- Distributed Receptivity . . . . . 6 2. FACILITY DESCRIPTION - THE KLEBANOFF–SARIC WIND TUNNEL 11 2.1 Test Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2 Fan and Motor... of this dissertation describes the Klebanoff–Saric Wind Tunnel facility, which was used for this experiment. Section 3 describes the experimental setup (roughness design and the flat plate model) and defines the metrics by which the flow field is decomposed...

Kuester, Matthew Scott

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

144

Revisiting External Validity: Concerns about Trolley Problems and Other Sacrificial Dilemmas in Moral Psychology  

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Memory. New York, NY: Psychology Press. Bandura, A. (1999).Personality and Social Psychology Review, Bartels, D. M. ,Medin (Vol. Eds. ), Psychology of Learning and Motivation,

Bauman, Christopher W; McGraw, A. Peter; Bartels, Daniel M; Warren, Caleb

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Local Bus $42.72/Month Any MBTA Bus or Trackless Trolley  

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: · Chelsea · Forest Hills · JFK/UMASS · Malden Ctr. · Morton St. · Porter Square · Ruggles · Uphams Corner Village · Waverley · Wedgemere · West Roxbury · Winchester · Wyoming Hill Zone 2 $168.21/Month · All "Zone Depot · Salem · Silver Hill · South Weymouth · Swampscott · Wellesley Farms · Wellesley Hills

Fraden, Seth

146

a simple trolley-like model in the presence of a nonlinear friction and ...  

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expenditure, ?(x) is a twice smooth function describing the “friction” (media resistance) depending on the velocity. We assume that ?(0) = 0, ? (0) ? 0, and ? (x) ...

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

147

Wave interaction with a fixed vertical flat plate  

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. Hydrofoil definition sketch. The sharp-edged gust problem and the problem of a step-wise cnange in the velocity perpendicular to the foil offers insight into the response of a foil subject to an oscillating fluid. A sharp-edged gust with an initial... forces on a thin flat plate with a standard hydrofoil thickness was determined experimentally in a two-dimensional wave tank. Non-dimensional parameters were plotted and used to evaluate the data. It was shown that lift can be generated on a flat...

Glover, Lanny Bruce

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Renaissance of paper models and folded plate structures in glass  

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This paper presents the development of glass folded plate structures. Glass will not only be used as a transparent covering but as a load-bearing element for the whole structure. A complete outline ranging from the architectural approach including simple paper models to structural analysis will be presented. The structural concept and its functional characteristics will be confirmed by finite element analysis. Moreover, this paper will also put into focus the geometrical diversity and individuality and will present mathematical algorithms as definitions of the geometrical freeform.

Stefan Trometer; Mathias Krupna

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Fuel cell plates with skewed process channels for uniform distribution of stack compression load  

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An electrochemical fuel cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte matrix sandwiched between electrodes, and a pair of plates above and below the electrodes. The plate above the electrodes has a lower surface with a first group of process gas flow channels formed thereon and the plate below the electrodes has an upper surface with a second group of process gas flow channels formed thereon. The channels of each group extend generally parallel to one another. The improvement comprises the process gas flow channels on the lower surface of the plate above the anode electrode and the process gas flow channels on the upper surface of the plate below the cathode electrode being skewed in opposite directions such that contact areas of the surfaces of the plates through the electrodes are formed in crisscross arrangements. Also, the plates have at least one groove in areas of the surfaces thereof where the channels are absent for holding process gas and increasing electrochemical activity of the fuel cell. The groove in each plate surface intersects with the process channels therein. Also, the opposite surfaces of a bipolar plate for a fuel cell contain first and second arrangements of process gas flow channels in the respective surfaces which are skewed the same amount in opposite directions relative to the longitudinal centerline of the plate.

Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (Greensburg, PA); Woodle, Boyd M. (North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Thermodynamics, Structure, and Dynamics of Water Confined between Hydrophobic Plates  

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We perform molecular dynamics simulations of 512 water-like molecules that interact via the TIP5P potential and are confined between two smooth hydrophobic plates that are separated by 1.10 nm. We find that the anomalous thermodynamic properties of water are shifted to lower temperatures relative to the bulk by $\\approx 40$ K. The dynamics and structure of the confined water resemble bulk water at higher temperatures, consistent with the shift of thermodynamic anomalies to lower temperature. Due to this $T$ shift, our confined water simulations (down to $T = 220$ K) do not reach sufficiently low temperature to observe a liquid-liquid phase transition found for bulk water at $T\\approx 215$ K using the TIP5P potential. We find that the different crystalline structures that can form for two different separations of the plates, 0.7 nm and 1.10 nm, have no counterparts in the bulk system, and discuss the relevance to experiments on confined water.

Pradeep Kumar; Sergey V. Buldyrev; Francis W. Starr; Nicolas Giovambattista; H. Eugene Stanley

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

151

Corrosion-resistant, electrically-conductive plate for use in a fuel cell stack  

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A corrosion resistant, electrically-conductive, durable plate at least partially coated with an anchor coating and a corrosion resistant coating. The corrosion resistant coating made of at least a polymer and a plurality of corrosion resistant particles each having a surface area between about 1-20 m.sup.2/g and a diameter less than about 10 microns. Preferably, the plate is used as a bipolar plate in a proton exchange membrane (PEMFC) fuel cell stack.

Carter, J. David (Bolingbrook, IL); Mawdsley, Jennifer R. (Woodridge, IL); Niyogi, Suhas (Woodridge, IL); Wang, Xiaoping (Naperville, IL); Cruse, Terry (Lisle, IL); Santos, Lilia (Lombard, IL)

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

152

Energy and exergy analysis of a new flat-plate solar air heater having different obstacles on absorber plates  

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This study experimentally investigates performance analysis of a new flat-plate solar air heater (SAH) with several obstacles (Type I, Type II, Type III) and without obstacles (Type IV). Experiments were performed for two air mass flow rates of 0.0074 and 0.0052 kg/s. The first and second laws of efficiencies were determined for \\{SAHs\\} and comparisons were made among them. The values of first law efficiency varied between 20% and 82%. The values of second law efficiency changed from 8.32% to 44.00%. The highest efficiency were determined for the SAH with Type II absorbent plate in flow channel duct for all operating conditions, whereas the lowest values were obtained for the SAH without obstacles (Type IV). The results showed that the efficiency of the solar air collectors depends significantly on the solar radiation, surface geometry of the collectors and extension of the air flow line. The largest irreversibility was occurring at the SAH without obstacles (Type IV) collector in which collector efficiency is smallest. At the end of this study, the energy and exergy relationships are delivered for different SAHs.

Ebru Kavak Akpinar; Fatih Koçyi?it

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Particle Modeling of Fuel Plate Melting during Coolant Flow Blockage in HFIR.  

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??Cooling channel inlet flow blockage has damaged fuel in plate fueled reactors and contributes significantly to the probability of fuel damage based on Probabilistic Risk… (more)

Nakamura, Hiraku

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

E-Print Network 3.0 - angular stable plating Sample Search Results  

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Middle Tennessee State University Collection: Materials Science 33 1, 6380, 2006 Horizontal versus Summary: the horizontal plate velocity, , the angular velocity and r, the...

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Evaluation of Novel and Low-Cost Materials for Bipolar Plates in PEM Fuel Cells.  

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??Bipolar plate material and fabrication costs make up a significant fraction of the total cost in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stack. In an… (more)

Desrosiers, Kevin Campbell

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Characteristics of countercurrent vapor-liquid flow at a perforated plate  

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of heat-sens1tive materials. Also, a column with low liqu1d holdup is more responsive to operating controls than 1s a column conta1n- 1ng a large inventory of liquid. It was found that for the plates having hole areas of 23 and 40 per cent... to the plate above by the impetus of the vapor Jetting through the liquid on the plate. In this case, the velocity of the vapor through the holes in the plate, (or slots, in the case of bubble-caps) would be the 38 controlling factor. This mechanism...

Sutherland, Samuel Shelton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

157

Delamination characterization of composite plates with holes/inclusions under general in-plane loading  

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with an epoxy inclusion Interlaminar normal stress along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite/epoxy inclusion Interlaminar shea. r stress r, along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite.../epoxy inclusion Interlaminar shear stress r, ?i along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a, plate with a graphite/epoxy inclusion Interlaminar stresses through the thickness at the free edge for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite...

Bense, Ronald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

158

Variables Affecting Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics Simulation of High-Velocity Flyer Plate Impact Experiments  

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This paper describes our work to characterize the variables affecting the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method in the LS-DYNA package for simulating high-velocity flyer plate impact experiments. LS-DYNA simulations are compared with one-dimensional experimental data of an oxygen-free high-conductivity (OFHC) copper flyer plate impacting another plate of the same material. The comparison is made by measuring the velocity of a point on the back surface of the impact plate using the velocity interferometer system for any reflector (VISAR) technique.

Somasundaram, Deepak S [UNLV; Trabia, Mohamed [UNLV; O'Toole, Brendan [UNLV; Hixson, Robert S [NSTec

2014-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

159

A NEW PEMFC FLOW FIELD PLATE OPTIMIZATION COMPARISON - ANSYS FLUENT FUEL-CELL SIMULATION.  

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??The performance of a new cathode flow field plate located on a PEM fuel cell was compared to an industry standard and optimal serpentine design… (more)

Soueidan, Ahmed Yassin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

High-aspect-ratio line focus and plasma production using a random phase plate  

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The use of rectangular-element random phase plates to generate a line focus is described. Photographic records of the resultant focus are presented and compared with theoretical...

Desselberger, M; Gizzi, L; Barrow, V; Edwards, J; Khattak, F; Viana, S; Willi, O; Danson, C N

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Vortex shedding from square plates near a ground plane: an experimental study.  

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??Vortex shedding frequencies were obtained experimentally for square plates near a ground plane in the Texas Tech wind tunnel. These frequencies, in the form of… (more)

Matty, Rosemary Ricohermoso

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Building 9401-2 Plating Shop Surveillance and Maintenance Plan  

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This document provides a plan for implementing surveillance and maintenance (S and M) activities to ensure that Building 9401-2 Plating Shop is maintained in a cost effective and environmentally secure configuration until subsequent closure during the final disposition phase of decommissioning. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) G430.1A-2, Surveillance and Maintenance During Facility Disposition (1997), was used as guidance in the development of this plan. The S and M Plan incorporates DOE O 430.1A, Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) (1998a) direction to provide for conducting surveillance and maintenance activities required to maintain the facility and remaining hazardous and radioactive materials, wastes, and contamination in a stable and known condition pending facility disposition. Recommendations in the S and M plan have been made that may not be requirement-based but would reduce the cost and frequency of surveillance and maintenance activities. During the course of S and M activities, the facility's condition may change so as to present an immediate or developing hazard or unsatisfactory condition. Corrective action should be coordinated with the appropriate support organizations using the requirements and guidance stated in procedure Y10-202, Rev. 1, Integrated Safety Management Program, (Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (LMES), 1998a) implemented at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and the methodology of the Nuclear Operations Conduct of Operations Manual (LMES, 1999) for the Depleted Uranium Operations (DUO) organization. The key S and M objectives applicable to the Plating Shop are to: Ensure adequate containment of remaining residual material in exhaust stacks and outside process piping, stored chemicals awaiting offsite shipment, and items located in the Radioactive Material Area (RMA); Provide access control into the facility and physical safety to S and M personnel; Maintain the facility in a manner that will protect the public, the environment, and the S and M personnel; Provide an S and M plan which identifies and complies with applicable environmental, safety, and health safeguards and security requirements; and Provide a cost effective S and M program for the plating shop, Building 9401-2.

None

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Drying studies for corroded DOE aluminum plate fuels  

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) currently stores a wide variety of spent nuclear fuel. The fuel was originally intended to be stored underwater for a short period of thermal cooling, then removed and reprocessed. However, it has been stored underwater for much longer thank originally anticipated. During this time dust and airborne desert soil have entered the oldest INEL pool, accumulating on the fuel. Also, the aluminum fuel cladding has corroded compromising the exposed surfaces of the fuel. Plans are now underway to move some the the more vulnerable aluminum plate type fuels into dry storage in an existing vented and filtered fuel storage facility. In preparation for dry storage of the fuel a drying and canning station is being built at the INEL. The two primary objectives of this facility are to determine the influence of corrosion products on the drying process and to establish temperature distribution inside the canister during heating.

Lords, R.E.; Windes, W.E. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Crepeau, J.C.; Sidwell, R.W. [Idaho Univ., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Surface modified stainless steels for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates  

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A nitridation treated stainless steel article (such as a bipolar plate for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell) having lower interfacial contact electrical resistance and better corrosion resistance than an untreated stainless steel article is disclosed. The treated stainless steel article has a surface layer including nitrogen-modified chromium-base oxide and precipitates of chromium nitride formed during nitridation wherein oxygen is present in the surface layer at a greater concentration than nitrogen. The surface layer may further include precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide. The surface layer in the treated article is chemically heterogeneous surface rather than a uniform or semi-uniform surface layer exclusively rich in chromium, titanium or aluminum. The precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide are formed by the nitriding treatment wherein titanium and/or aluminum in the stainless steel are segregated to the surface layer in forms that exhibit a low contact resistance and good corrosion resistance.

Brady, Michael P [Oak Ridge, TN; Wang, Heli [Littleton, CO; Turner, John A [Littleton, CO

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

165

Optimal control of plate shape with incompatible strain fields  

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

Gareth Wyn Jones; L. Mahadevan

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

166

Development of Glass Resistive Plate Chambers for INO  

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The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to build a massive 50kton magnetised Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector, to study atmospheric neutrinos and to make precision measurements of the parameters related to neutrino oscillations. Glass Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) of about 2m X 2m in size are going to be used as active elements for the ICAL detector. We have fabricated a large number of glass RPC prototypes of 1m X 1m in size and have studied their performance and long term stability. In the process, we have developed and produced a number of materials and components required for fabrication of RPCs. We have also designed and optimised a number of fabrication and quality control procedures for assembling the gas gaps. In this paper we will review our activities towards development of glass RPCs for the INO ICAL detector and will present results of the characterisation studies of the RPCs.

Satyanarayana Bheesette; for the INO collaboration

2008-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

167

Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs  

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An advanced design for a phase plate enables the distribution of spots in arbitrarily shaped patterns with very high uniformity and with a continuously or near-continuously varying phase pattern. A continuous phase pattern eliminates large phase jumps typically expected in a grating that provides arbitrary shapes. Large phase jumps increase scattered light outside of the desired pattern, reduce efficiency and can make the grating difficult to manufacture. When manufacturing capabilities preclude producing a fully continuous grating, the present design can be easily adapted to minimize manufacturing errors and maintain high efficiencies. This continuous grating is significantly more efficient than previously described Dammann gratings, offers much more flexibility in generating spot patterns and is easier to manufacture and replicate than a multi-level phase grating. 3 figs.

Neuman, B.; Honig, J.; Hackel, L.; Dane, C.B.; Dixit, S.

1998-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

168

Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An advanced design for a phase plate enables the distribution of spots in arbitrarily shaped patterns with very high uniformity and with a continuously or near-continuously varying phase pattern. A continuous phase pattern eliminates large phase jumps typically expected in a grating that provides arbitrary shapes. Large phase jumps increase scattered light outside of the desired pattern, reduce efficiency and can make the grating difficult to manufacture. When manufacturing capabilities preclude producing a fully continuous grating, the present design can be easily adapted to minimize manufacturing errors and maintain high efficiencies. This continuous grating is significantly more efficient than previously described Dammann gratings, offers much more flexibility in generating spot patterns and is easier to manufacture and replicate than a multi-level phase grating.

Neuman, Bill (Livermore, CA); Honig, John (Livermore, CA); Hackel, Lloyd (Livermore, CA); Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA); Dixit, Shamasundar (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

System Advisor Model: Flat Plate Photovoltaic Performance Modeling Validation Report  

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The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free software tool that performs detailed analysis of both system performance and system financing for a variety of renewable energy technologies. This report provides detailed validation of the SAM flat plate photovoltaic performance model by comparing SAM-modeled PV system generation data to actual measured production data for nine PV systems ranging from 75 kW to greater than 25 MW in size. The results show strong agreement between SAM predictions and field data, with annualized prediction error below 3% for all fixed tilt cases and below 8% for all one axis tracked cases. The analysis concludes that snow cover and system outages are the primary sources of disagreement, and other deviations resulting from seasonal biases in the irradiation models and one axis tracking issues are discussed in detail.

Freeman, J.; Whitmore, J.; Kaffine, L.; Blair, N.; Dobos, A. P.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Collimator application for microchannel plate image intensifier resolution improvement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A collimator is included in a microchannel plate image intensifier (MCPI). Collimators can be useful in improving resolution of MCPIs by eliminating the scattered electron problem and by limiting the transverse energy of electrons reaching the screen. Due to its optical absorption, a collimator will also increase the extinction ratio of an intensifier by approximately an order of magnitude. Additionally, the smooth surface of the collimator will permit a higher focusing field to be employed in the MCP-to-collimator region than is currently permitted in the MCP-to-screen region by the relatively rough and fragile aluminum layer covering the screen. Coating the MCP and collimator surfaces with aluminum oxide appears to permit additional significant increases in the field strength, resulting in better resolution. 2 figs.

Thomas, S.W.

1996-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

171

Modeling pore corrosion in normally open gold- plated copper connectors.  

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The goal of this study is to model the electrical response of gold plated copper electrical contacts exposed to a mixed flowing gas stream consisting of air containing 10 ppb H{sub 2}S at 30 C and a relative humidity of 70%. This environment accelerates the attack normally observed in a light industrial environment (essentially a simplified version of the Battelle Class 2 environment). Corrosion rates were quantified by measuring the corrosion site density, size distribution, and the macroscopic electrical resistance of the aged surface as a function of exposure time. A pore corrosion numerical model was used to predict both the growth of copper sulfide corrosion product which blooms through defects in the gold layer and the resulting electrical contact resistance of the aged surface. Assumptions about the distribution of defects in the noble metal plating and the mechanism for how corrosion blooms affect electrical contact resistance were needed to complete the numerical model. Comparisons are made to the experimentally observed number density of corrosion sites, the size distribution of corrosion product blooms, and the cumulative probability distribution of the electrical contact resistance. Experimentally, the bloom site density increases as a function of time, whereas the bloom size distribution remains relatively independent of time. These two effects are included in the numerical model by adding a corrosion initiation probability proportional to the surface area along with a probability for bloom-growth extinction proportional to the corrosion product bloom volume. The cumulative probability distribution of electrical resistance becomes skewed as exposure time increases. While the electrical contact resistance increases as a function of time for a fraction of the bloom population, the median value remains relatively unchanged. In order to model this behavior, the resistance calculated for large blooms has been weighted more heavily.

Battaile, Corbett Chandler; Moffat, Harry K.; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Enos, David George; Serna, Lysle M.; Sorensen, Neil Robert

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

EVALUATION OF U10MO FUEL PLATE IRRADIATION BEHAVIOR VIA NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BENCHMARKING  

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This article analyzes dimensional changes due to irradiation of monolithic plate-type nuclear fuel and compares results with finite element analysis of the plates during fabrication and irradiation. Monolithic fuel plates tested in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Lab (INL) are being used to benchmark proposed fuel performance for several high power research reactors. Post-irradiation metallographic images of plates sectioned at the midpoint were analyzed to determine dimensional changes of the fuel and the cladding response. A constitutive model of the fabrication process and irradiation behavior of the tested plates was developed using the general purpose commercial finite element analysis package, Abaqus. Using calculated burn-up profiles of irradiated plates to model the power distribution and including irradiation behaviors such as swelling and irradiation enhanced creep, model simulations allow analysis of plate parameters that are either impossible or infeasible in an experimental setting. The development and progression of fabrication induced stress concentrations at the plate edges was of primary interest, as these locations have a unique stress profile during irradiation. Additionally, comparison between 2D and 3D models was performed to optimize analysis methodology. In particular, the ability of 2D and 3D models account for out of plane stresses which result in 3-dimensional creep behavior that is a product of these components. Results show that assumptions made in 2D models for the out-of-plane stresses and strains cannot capture the 3-dimensional physics accurately and thus 2D approximations are not computationally accurate. Stress-strain fields are dependent on plate geometry and irradiation conditions, thus, if stress based criteria is used to predict plate behavior (as opposed to material impurities, fine micro-structural defects, or sharp power gradients), unique 3D finite element formulation for each plate is required.

Samuel J. Miller; Hakan Ozaltun

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Light-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber  

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with a diode laser beam. This cloud chamber produces distinct plate and hollow column ice crystal types. The cloud chamber developed at the Desert Re- search Institute has been used to produce ice clouds composedLight-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber

Liou, K. N.

174

CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER  

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1 CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER for evaporation heat transfer coefficient of refrigerant R-134a flowing in a plate heat exchanger. Correlation schemes proposed by Yan and Lin (1999b) for modeling the heat transfer coefficient in both a single- phase

Kandlikar, Satish

175

Optimization of the Readout Electronics for Microchannel Plate Delay Line Anodes  

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Optimization of the Readout Electronics for Microchannel Plate Delay Line Anodes John Vallerga and future space missions use microchannel plate (MCP) detectors with delay line anode readouts (e.g. FUSE Telescope). Delay line anodes are used to measure the position of the centroid of the charge clouds

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Fracture behavior of surface cracked wide plates of high strength steel containing overmatched repair welds  

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This paper presents the experimental results of tests conducted using surface cracked wide plates containing overmatched repair weld joints. The deformation and fracture characteristics of the repair welded wideplates notched at the original weld deposit, repair weld and HAZ regions are discussed. The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of strength mis-match and notch position on the fracture performance of such complex weldments. Furthermore, the predictions of crack driving force using the Engineering Treatment Model for mis-matched welds (ETM-MM) procedure was compared with the results of the wide plates containing semielliptical surface cracks. For this study, 1/2K weld joints were prepared on 30 nm thick pipeline steel X65 plates by using a SAW process, resulting in 50% overmatching. Repair was performed at the cap side of the original joint up to half depth of plate thickness with a GMA welding process under hyperbaric conditions, leading to 41% yield strength overmatching. In order to assess the fracture behavior of these welds, surface cracked (semielliptic defects) wide plates containing original and repair welds were tested in tension at {minus}10 C. The surface cracked wide plate tests results have confirmed that overmatched repair weld metal can exert a significant effect on the deformation and fracture behavior of the wide plates. Wide plates containing root cracks clearly showed a shielding effect of the overmatched repair weld since it prevented development of through thickness ligament yielding.

Junghans, E.; Kocak, M.; Schwalbe, K.H. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. of Materials Research

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bipolar Plate-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell J. D. Carter, T. Cruse, J. Ralph,  

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Bipolar Plate-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell "TuffCell" J. D. Carter, T. Cruse, J. Ralph, R. Kumar, and D. Myers Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 2003 Annual Review DOE Fuel Cells Program May 19;Metallic Bipolar-Plate-Supported SOFC Design (TuffCell) Fuel flow field (metal) Air flow field (metal

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT  

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT X.R. Wanga , S Consulting, Fliederweg 3, 76351 Linkenheim, Germany A helium-cooled plate-type divertor design concept has of the concept in the high heat flux zone. This paper describes the design optimization of the helium

Raffray, A. René

179

Electrically switchable phase-type fractal zone plates and fractal photon sieves  

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@psu.edu (T. J. H.); exwsun@ntu.edu.sg (X. W. S.) Abstract: Electrically switchable phase-type fractal zoneElectrically switchable phase-type fractal zone plates and fractal photon sieves Yan Jun Liu,1 Hai­1323 (2004). 9. H. T. Dai, J. H. Liu, X. C. Sun, and D. J. Yin, "Programmable fractal zone plates (Fra

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SPERT Destructive Test - I on Aluminum, Highly Enriched Plate Type Core  

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SPERT - Special Power Excursion Reactor Tests Destructive Test number 1 On Aluminum, Highly Enriched Plate Type Core. A test studying the behavior of the reactor under destructive conditions on a light water moderated pool-type reactor with a plate-type core.

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Heat transfer and thermodynamic performance of a parabolic trough receiver with centrally placed perforated plate inserts  

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Abstract In this paper, a numerical investigation of thermal and thermodynamic performance of a receiver for a parabolic trough solar collector with perforated plate inserts is presented. The analysis was carried out for different perforated plate geometrical parameters including dimensionless plate orientation angle, the dimensionless plate spacing, and the dimensionless plate diameter. The Reynolds number varies in the range 1.02 × 104 ? Re ? 7.38 × 105 depending on the heat transfer fluid temperature. The fluid temperatures used are 400 K, 500 K, 600 K and 650 K. The porosity of the plate was fixed at 0.65. The study shows that, for a given value of insert orientation, insert spacing and insert size, there is a range of Reynolds numbers for which the thermal performance of the receiver improves with the use of perforated plate inserts. In this range, the modified thermal efficiency increases between 1.2% and 8%. The thermodynamic performance of the receiver due to inclusion of perforated plate inserts is shown to improve for flow rates lower than 0.01205 m3/s. Receiver temperature gradients are shown to reduce with the use of inserts. Correlations for Nusselt number and friction factor were also derived and presented.

Aggrey Mwesigye; Tunde Bello-Ochende; Josua P. Meyer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth  

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth F. Crameri,1 P features of terrestrial plates: (1) the presence of a free deformable upper surface and (2) the presence of weak hydrated crust atop subducting slabs. We show that assuming a free surface, rather than

Kaus, Boris

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Earth Planets Space, 62, 495502, 2010 Philippine Sea Plate motion since the Eocene estimated from paleomagnetism  

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-Izu-Ogasawara (Bonin)-Mariana (IBM) Arc into the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and the present IBM Arc. The Mariana Trough started in the northern part of the PHS Plate west of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge. The history of PHS Plate motion is not yet

Yamazaki, Toshitsugu

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using the "Capillary Bond"  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using examines self-assembly in a quasi-two-dimensional, mesoscale system. The system studied here involves and hydrophilic faces on the hexagonal plates led to three outcomes: (i) the extension of the strategies of self-assembly

Prentiss, Mara

185

Plasma-accelerated flyer-plates for equation of state studies  

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We report on a new technique to accelerate flyer-plates to high velocities ({approx}5 km/s). In this work, a strong shock is created through direct laser ablation of a thin polyimide foil. Subsequent shock breakout of that foil results in the generation of a plasma characterized by a smoothly increasing density gradient and a strong forward momentum. Stagnation of this plasma onto an aluminum foil and the resultant momentum transfer accelerates a thin aluminum flyer-plate. The aluminum flyer-plate is then accelerated to a peak velocity of {approx}5 km/s before impact with a transparent lithium fluoride (LiF) window. Simulations of the stagnating plasma ramp compression and wave reverberations within the flyer-plate suggest that the temperature at the flyer-plate impact surface is elevated by less than 50 Degree-Sign C. Optical velocimetry is used to measure the flyer-plate velocity and impact conditions enabling the shocked refractive index of LiF to be determined. The results presented here are in agreement with conventional flyer-plate measurements validating the use of plasma-accelerated flyer-plates for equation of state and impact studies.

Fratanduono, D. E.; Smith, R. F.; Eggert, J. H.; Braun, D. G.; Collins, G. W. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Boehly, T. R. [Laboratory for Laser Energetic, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Subduction of the Nazca plate beneath Peru: evidence from spatial distribution of earthquakes  

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......inference of a nearly flat, subducted plate beneath...applied the model of a flat subducted plate supported...Palaeogene age in the central Rocky Mountains. Data and method...Peru between: (1) the flat geometry of the descending...Palaeogene age in the central Rocky Mountains of the western......

Muawia Barazangi; Bryan L. Isacks

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation Method  

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Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation for the free vibration analysis of slender Kirchoff plates with both mixed and damaged boundaries of the natural vibration frequencies with respect to the severity of the damaged boundary. Specifically

Butcher, Eric A.

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE STRUCTURES  

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE, US 3 G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA of promising techniques for the identification and the characterization of damage in plate structures. Among

Boyer, Edmond

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Horizontal Plate Plate  

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Ultrafast gating of proximity-focused microchannel-plate intensifiers  

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Proximity-focused, microchannel-plate (MCP) image intensifiers have been used at Los Alamos for many years to allow single frame film and video exposure times in the range of 2.5 to 10 ns. There is now a program to reduce gating times to < 1 ns. This paper reviews previous work and the problems in achieving good resolution with gating times of < 1 ns. The key problems involve applying fast electrical gating signals to the tube elements. We present computer modeling studies of the combined tube, tube connection, and pulser system and show that low photocathode surface resistivity must be obtained to permit fast gating between the photocathode and the MCP input. We discuss ways of making low-resistivity S20 photocathodes, using gallium arsenide photocathodes, and various means of gating the tubes. A variety of pulser designs are being experimentally evaluated including spark gaps, avalanche transistors, Krytron tubes with sharpening gaps, step recovery diodes, and photoconductive elements (PCEs). The results of these studies are presented. Because of the high capacitances involved in most gating schemes, the tube connection geometry must be of low-impedance design, and our solution is presented. Finally, ways of testing these high-speed camera systems are discussed.

Lundy, A.S.; Iverson, A.E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of linseed oil-free bakelite resistive plate chambers  

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In this paper we would like to present a few characteristics of the Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) made of a particular grade of bakelite paper laminates (P-120, NEMA LI-1989 Grade XXX), produced and commercially available in India. This particular grade is used for high voltage insulation in humid conditions. The chambers are tested with cosmic rays in the streamer mode using argon, tetrafluroethane and isobutane in 34:59:7 mixing ratio. In the first set of detectors made with such grade, a thin coating of silicone fluid on the inner surfaces of the bakelite was found to be necessary for operation of the detector. Those silicone coated RPCs were found to give satisfactory performance with stable efficiency of >90% continuously for a long period as reported earlier. Results of the crosstalk measurement of these silicone coated RPC will be presented in this paper. Very recently RPCs made with the same grade of bakelite but having better surface finish, are found to give equivalent performance even without any ...

Biswas, S; Bose, S; Chattopadhyay, S; Saha, S; Viyogi, Y P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Dynamical thickening transition in plate coating with concentrated surfactant solutions  

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We present a large range of experimental data concerning the influence of surfactants on the well-known Landau-Levich-Derjaguin experiment where a liquid film is generated by pulling a solid plate out of a bath. The thickness h of the film was measured as a function of the pulling velocity V for different kind of surfactant and at various concentrations. Measuring the thickening factor $\\alpha=h/h_{LLD}$, where hLLD is obtained for a pure liquid, in a wide range of capillary ($Ca=\\eta V/\\gamma$), two regimes of constant thickening can be identified: at small capillary number, $\\alpha$ is large due to a confinement and surface elasticity (or Marangoni) effects and at large Ca, $\\alpha$ is slightly higher than unity, due to surface viscous effects. At intermediate Ca, $\\alpha$ decreases as Ca increases along a "dynamic transition". In the case of non-ionic surfactants, the dynamic transition occurs at a fixed Ca, independently of the surfactant concentration, while for ionic surfactants, the dynamic transition depends on the concentration due to the existence of an electrostatic barrier. The control of physico-chemical parameters allowed us to elucidate the nature of the dynamic transition and to relate it to surface rheology.

Jérôme Delacotte; Lorraine Montel; Frédéric Restagno; Benoît Scheid; Benjamin Dollet; Howard A. Stone; Dominique Langevin; Emmanuelle Rio

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Michrochannel plate for position sensitive alpha particle detection  

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This paper will describe the use of a microchannel plate (MCP) as the associated particle detector on a sealed tube neutron generator. The generator produces neutrons and associated alpha particles for use as a probe to locate and identify hidden explosives in associated particle imaging (API). The MCP measures the position in two dimensions and precise timing of the incident alpha particle, information which is then used to calculate the emission time and direction of the corresponding neutron. The MCP replaces the position-sensitive photomultipler tube (PSPMT) which, until recently, had been the only detector available for measuring position and timing for alpha particles in neutron generator applications. Where the PSPMT uses charge division for generating position information, a process that requires a first order correction to each pulse, the MCP uses delay-line timing, which requires no correction. The result is a device with an order of magnitude improvement in both position resolution and timing compared to the PSPMT. Hardware and software development and the measurements made to characterize the MCP for API applications are described.

Paul Hurley and James Tinsley

2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

194

Thermal Load based Adaptive Tracking for Flat Plate Solar Collectors  

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Abstract The energy output of solar-thermal systems using flat plate collectors can be improved by tracking. Tracking is well known as a path for increasing the amount of solar radiation received by the collector; additionally the paper proposes a new concept that considers the inverse tracking as a viable option for protecting the collectors against overheating. An analysis of the thermal energy output and conversion efficiency is done considering forward tracking in three different days with different radiation profile (cloudy, sunny and mixed days), followed by an analysis of the inverse tracking concept. The in-field data show that there is a limiting angle below which inverse tracking is not effective and this value is estimated at 40° as compared with the optimal orientation. A logical scheme is proposed based on four different programs for forward tracking, inverse tracking, maximum inverse tracking or fixing the collector; this decisional scheme covers a broad range of functional situations having as central concept the production of thermal energy only when needed, for satisfying the demand, decreasing the energy consumption for forced circulation and supporting the systems reliability and safety.

Mircea Neagoe; Ion Visa; Bogdan G. Burduhos; Macedon D. Moldovan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulative approach using Hough transform to segmentation of star chains in multi-exposures wide-field plate images  

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The paper conserns the automation of the flare stars detection through astronomical observations with plates obtained by the multi-exposure "chain" method. Nevertheless that the astronomical plate observations are considered obsolete in the modern astronomy, ... Keywords: Hough transform, flare stars recovering, image processing, multi-exposure plate images processing, pattern recognition

Dimo Dimov; Aleksandar Dimov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Hydraulic Non-Equilibrium on Pressure Plate Data  

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Pressure plates are used routinely to measure water retention characteristics of soils. Plates of varying porosity are used depending on the pressure range of interest. For applied pressures up to 1.5 MPa, 15-bar porous ceramic plates with fine porosity are used because of their high bubbling pressure (>15 bar), which limits airflow through the plate. The typical saturated hydraulic conductivity of the 15-bar plate is less than 1x10-13 m s-1. Low plate conductance coupled with decreasing soil hydraulic conductivities (e.g., <1x10-13 m s-1) at high pressures strongly influence equilibrium times, which theoretically may extend to months or years. We measured the soil water pressures (suctions) for three soils, a sand, a silt loam, and a clay placed on 15-bar pressure plates for 10 days or longer, with and without static loads and with and without use of a kaolinite slurry for improved plate contact. Total matric suctions, inferred from peltier psychrometry data, were always less than 1.5 MPa. When sample height was increased from 1.5 cm to 3 cm, the water contents increased and total suctions decreased to 0.15 MPa for sand, 0.3 MPa for silt loam, and 0.55 MPa for clay. These data suggest that alternative methods to pressure plates may be require to measure equilibrium water suctions of soils in reasonable times in the 15-bar pressure range and that loading of the samples and use of kaolinite appear to be ineffective in speeding equilibrium.

Gee, Glendon W.; Ward, Anderson L.; Zhang, Z. F.; Campbell, Gaylon S.; Mathison, Jon B.

2002-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Disruption Analysis and Response Implicattions of Passive Plates for the NSTX Upgrade  

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The NSTX upgrade project requires analysis qualifications of existing vacuum vessel and passive stabilizing plates for increased plasma performance. Vertical stability is critically dependent on the passive conducting structure that surrounds the plasma. In this paper, the passive conducting structure is analyzed for the upgrade condition during plasma disruption to ensure the level of stress in the stabilizing plates and the fastener is within its design limits. The counter-bore of the passive plates for bolting is evaluated in details and counter-bore bushing is redesigned to prevent shear failure during disruptions as a result of high pulling and pushing forces, particularly for support at the corner bolts

Yuhu Zhai, Peter Titus, Art Brooks, and Ron Hatcher

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction factor data for flat plate tests of smooth and honeycomb surfaces  

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plate tester assembly. The honeycomb test specimen of figure 4 is made by attaching a honeycomb plate, made of Hastelloy " x " , a Kentucky Metals Inc. product, to a precision- ground stock base plate with a 0.24 m m thickness structual adhesive f i... downstream to control back pressure. The flowrate through the test section is measured by a 1.3 cm turbine flow meter, located in the piping upstream of the test section. Resolution of the flow meter is 5 X 1 0 - 5 ( m 3 / m m ) . Pressure and temperature...

Ha, Tae Woong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of 12 nm resolution Fresnel zone plate lens based soft x-ray microscopy  

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To extend soft x-ray microscopy to a resolution of order 10 nm or better, we developed a new nanofabrication process for Fresnel zone plate lenses. The new process, based on the double patterning technique, has enabled us to fabricate high quality gold zone plates with 12 nm outer zones. Testing of the zone plate with the full-field transmission x-ray microscope, XM-1, in Berkeley, showed that the lens clearly resolved 12 nm lines and spaces. This result represents a significant step towards 10 nm resolution and beyond.

Chao, W.; Kim, J.; Rekawa, S.; Fischer, P.; Anderson, E. H.

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for actively controlling a micro-scale flexural plate wave device  

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An actively controlled flexural plate wave device provides a micro-scale pump. A method of actively controlling a flexural plate wave device produces traveling waves in the device by coordinating the interaction of a magnetic field with actively controlled currents. An actively-controlled flexural plate wave device can be placed in a fluid channel and adapted for use as a micro-scale fluid pump to cool or drive micro-scale systems, for example, micro-chips, micro-electrical-mechanical devices, micro-fluid circuits, or micro-scale chemical analysis devices.

Dohner, Jeffrey L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fundamental Study on Detection of Defects in the Web Gap Region of Steel Plate Girder Bridges by the Plate Wave Ultrasonic Technique  

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Applicability of the plate wave technique was investigated in this study to detect small defects in the web gap region of the steel plate girder. Torsion induced fatigue cracking is one of the most serious problems for steel bridges. As the conventional inspection method visual inspection has been applied. However this method is not always accurate. In addition accessibility of the inspectors is also a serious problem. This study aims at the application of the plate wave ultrasonic testing to detect a fatigue crack in the web gap area and monitor its propagation. As the first step the influence of a stiffener and detectability of one or more holes in the web gap were investigated.

H. Shirahata; L. Greimann; T. Wipf; B. Phares; N. Nakagawa

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

21-PWR WASTE PACKAGE WITH ABSORBER PLATES LOADING CURVE EVALUATION  

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The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the required minimum burnup as a function of initial pressurized water reactor (PWR) assembly enrichment that would permit loading of spent nuclear fuel into the 21 PWR waste package with absorber plates design as provided in Attachment IV. This calculation is an example of the application of the methodology presented in the ''Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report'' (YMP 2003). The scope of this calculation covers a range of enrichments from 0 through 5.0 weight percent U-235, and a burnup range of 0 through 45 GWd/MTU. Higher burnups were not necessary because 45 GWd/MTU was high enough for the loading curve determination. This activity supports the validation of the use of burnup credit for commercial spent nuclear fuel applications. The intended use of these results will be in establishing PWR waste package configuration loading specifications. Limitations of this evaluation are as follows: (1) The results are based on burnup credit for actinides and selected fission products as proposed in YMP (2003, Table 3-1) and referred to as the ''Principal Isotopes''. Any change to the isotope listing will have a direct impact on the results of this report. (2) The results are based on 1.5 wt% Gd in the Ni-Gd Alloy material and having no tuff inside the waste package. If the Gd loading is reduced or a process to introduce tuff inside the waste package is defined, then this report would need to be reevaluated based on the alternative materials. This calculation is subject to the ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (QARD) (DOE 2004) because it concerns engineered barriers that are included in the ''Q-List'' (BSC 2004k, Appendix A) as items important to safety and waste isolation.

J.M. Scaglione

2004-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy harvesting from transverse ocean waves by a piezoelectric plate  

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Abstract An ocean wave energy harvester from the transverse wave motion of water particles is developed by the piezoelectric effects. The harvester is made of two horizontal cantilever plates attached by piezoelectric patches and fixed on a vertical rectangular column. To describe the energy harvesting process, a mathematical model is developed to calculate the output charge and voltage from the piezoelectric patches according to the Airy linear wave theory and the elastic beam model. The influences on the root mean square (RMS) of the generated power from the piezoelectric patches, such as the ocean depth, the harvester location under the ocean surface, the length of the cantilevers, the wave height, and the ratio of wave length to ocean depth, are discussed. Results show that the RMS increases with the increase in the length of cantilevers and the wave height, and decrease in the distance of the ocean surface to the cantilevers and the ratio of the wave length to ocean depth. As a result, an optimum ocean depth is obtained to achieve a maximum RMS at different harvester locations under the ocean surface. A value of the power up to 30 W can be realized for a practical transverse wave with the values of the ocean depth, wave length, wave height and harvester location under the ocean surface to be 10.6 m, 21.2 m, 4 m, and ?2 m, respectively. This research develops a novel technique leading to efficient and practical energy harvesting from transverse waves by piezoelectric energy harvesters that could be easily fixed on an offshore platform.

X.D. Xie; Q. Wang; N. Wu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Vibration suppression of laminated composite plates using embedded smart material layers  

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-order shear deformation theory of Reddy is used to represent the structural behavior. The smart material layers are used to control and enhance the vibration suppression of the plate through a simple velocity feedback with a constant gain control...

Krishnan, Sivasubramaniam

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

205

Analysis of three idealized reactor configurations: plate, pin, and homogeneous. [LMFBR  

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Detailed Monte Carlo calculations have been performed for three distinct configurations of an idealized fast critical assembly. This idealized assembly was based on the LMFBR benchmark critical assembly ZPR-6/7. In the first configuration, the entire core was loaded with the plate unit cell of ZPR-6/7. In the second configuration, the entire core was loaded with the ZPR sodium-filled pin calandria. The actual ZPR pin calandria are loaded with mixed (U,Pu) oxide pins which closely match the composition of the ZPR-6/7 plate unit cell. For the present study, slight adjustments were made in the atom concentrations and the length of the pin calandria in order to make the core boundaries and average composition for the pin-cell configuration identical to those of the plate-cell configuration. In the third configuration, the core was homogeneous, again with identical core boundaries and average composition as the plate and pin configurations.

McKnight, R.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Investigation of the fluid temperature field inside a flat-plate solar collector  

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate fluid temperature fields inside a flat-plate solar collector tube. The results show the highest fluid ... tube, whereas, the temperature field in the horizontal ...

Gurveer Sandhu; Kamran Siddiqui

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Comparison of direct plating versus filtering of egg shells inoculated with Salmonella typhimurium  

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Comparison of enumeration of egg shell bacterial load by a conventional direct plating method and a neoteric filtering method was evaluated. Egg shells were inoculated with approximately 10³ S. typhimurium organisms. Initial experiments evaluated...

Reynolds, Paige Lea

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft...  

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early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

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Experimental Investigations of Vortex Induced Vibration of A Flat Plate in Pitch Oscillation  

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A bluff structure placed in a flowing fluid, may be subjected to vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). For a flat plate with only rotational degree of freedom, the VIV is rotational oscillation. Based on the experimental investigation, vortex...

Yang, Yi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

210

Negative ion-containing plasma in parallel-plate radio-frequency discharge in oxygen  

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The properties of a plasma in a parallel-plate radio frequency (rf) symmetric discharge of 13.56 MHz in oxygen have been investigated. The plasma contains negative ions. The temperature and density ... .6 eV, dep...

H. Amemiva; N. Yasuda; M. Endou

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Response to Comment on "Major Australian-Antarctic Plate Reorganization at Hawaiian-Emperor Bend Time"  

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...Comment on "Major Australian-Antarctic Plate...2), in the Laxmi Basin in the northwest Indian...3), and on the Great Australian Bight/Wilkes Land conjugate...crust in parts of the Great Australian Bight as well as offshore...

J. M. Whittaker; R. D. Müller; G. Leitchenkov; H. Stagg; M. Sdrolias; C. Gaina; A. Goncharov

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Torsion properties of biological fixation utilizing a plate with and without an intramedullary rod  

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, and maintain anatomical alignment. This facilitates the healing process, allowing the union of bone segments. The continuing search for improved internal fixation of fractures has led to a new technique that employs a bone plate with an intramedullary rod...

Keiser, Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

213

Study of natural convection heat transfer above a horizontal heated plate using a laser specklegram technique  

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Heat transfer by free convection in air from an isothermal horizontal heated flat plate facing upward has been experimentally studied by using a non intrusive and accurate optical technique, Speckle photography or a specklegram technique. The local...

Cheeti, Satish K.R.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on Wave Propagation Characteristics in Plates and Pipes for Identification of Structural Defect Locations  

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For successful identification of structural defects in plates and pipes, it is essential to understand structural wave propagation characteristics such as dispersion relations. Analytical approaches to identify the dispersion relations...

Han, Je Heon

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

215

Instabilities of jets of non-Newtonian fluids impacting a plate  

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The problem of buckling and coiling of jets of viscous, Newtonian liquids impacting a plate has received a substantial level of attention over the past two decades, both from experimental and theoretical points of view. ...

Varagnat, Matthieu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The damped natural oscillations of a gas flowing past a cascade of flat plates  

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We solve the problem of the natural oscillations of a gas flowing past a cascade of flat plates under the Joukowsky-Chaplygin ... case part of the energy of the oscillating gas is consumed in the formation of a ....

V. B. Kurzin

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Conceptual design of a deep draft semi-submersible platform with a moveable heave-plate  

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Based on the principle of turned mass damper (TMD) systems, the conceptual design of semi-submersible platform with a moveable heave-plate (MHS) ... (RAO) and viscous damping of the MHS platform are calculated by...

Hang Zhu; Jinping Ou; Gangjun Zhai

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of emitter-tied field plates on lateral PNP ionizing radiation response  

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Radiation response comparisons of lateral PNP bipolar technologies reveal that device hardening may be achieved by extending the emitter contact over the active base. The emitter-tied field plate suppresses recombination of carriers with interface traps.

Barnaby, H.J.; Schrimpf, R.D.; Cirba, C.R. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kosier, S.L. [VTC Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear reactor fuel structure containing uranium alloy wires embedded in a metallic matrix plate  

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A nuclear fuel-containing plate structure for a nuclear reactor is described; such structure comprising a pair of malleable metallic non-fissionable matrix plates having confronting surfaces which are pressure bonded together and fully united to form a bonded surface, and elongated malleable wire-like fissionable fuel members separately confined and fully enclosed between the matrix plates along the interface to afford a high fuel density as well as structural integrity and effective retention of fission products. The plates have separate recesses formed in the confronting surfaces for closely receiving the wire-like fissionable fuel members. The wire-like fissionable fuel members are made of a maleable uranium alloy capable of being formed into elongated wire-like members and capable of withstanding pressure bonding. The wire-like fissionable fuel members are completely separated and isolated by fully united portions of the interface.

Travelli, A.

1988-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of the Galapagos Rise and the Bauer Microplate: implications for the Nazca plate  

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system between Pacific-Farallon spreading and the current East Pacific Rise (EPR) system. First order age/depth relationships for this area indicate that the Galapagos Rise, the most prominent extinct spreading system within the Nazca plate, accommodated...

Wright, Jennifer Catherine McGuire

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-objective genetic algorithm for the optimization of a flat-plate solar thermal collector  

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We present a multi-objective genetic algorithm we developed for the optimization of a flat-plate solar thermal collector. This collector consists of a waffle-shaped Al substrate with...

Mayer, Alexandre; Gaouyat, Lucie; Nicolay, Delphine; Carletti, Timoteo; Deparis, Olivier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Outdoor and Indoor Testing to Increase the Efficiency and Durability of Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collectors  

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This paper presents the test performed on the solar thermal flat plate collector and the effect of saline aerosol on the solar thermal conversion; an assembly of testing rigs developed ... presented; the rigs all...

Daniela Ciobanu; Ion Visa; Anca Duta…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of light capture in solar cells from silver- and tin-plated patterned bus bars  

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Bus bars on solar cells shade silicon from light. When the bus bars are patterned, they can reflect light back onto the silicon using total internal reflection. These patterned bus bars are tin plated and produce 1-2.5% ...

Winiarz, Christine Eve

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

An evaluation of finite element models of stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading  

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Different finite element models are evaluated for two very common structures, a cantilever beam and a stiffened plate, subjected to impulsive loading. For the cantilever beam case, the finite element models are one, two ...

Pedatzur, Omri

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anchor plates Sample Search Results  

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search results for: anchor plates Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 SURFACE-MICROMACHINED BEAMS WITHOUT SPRING EFFECT OF ANCHOR STEP-UP Summary: SURFACE-MICROMACHINED BEAMS WITHOUT...

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A finite-patch model of a flexible plate via Kane's dynamics  

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Military hardware must undergo extensive shock-response analysis to predict survivability to mechanical shock. Although finite element modelling is commonly used to model such hardware, alternative methods which offer the possibility of shorter modelling, modification, or simulation times continue to be desirable. This research effort applies Kane's dynamics to the problem of plate modelling, toward shock-response analysis of homogeneous plates having various geometries and boundary conditions. Analytical equations of motion are found for a continuous flexible plate that is discretised in checkerboard fashion as a patchwork of rigid rectangular patches connected by flexible springs and damped modally. A MATLAB implementation is used to validate the model against pertinent analytical and numerical benchmark analyses, for a variety of boundary conditions. The model is then reduced by applying non-holonomic constraints directly using Kane's method, and revalidated via MATLAB for a rectangular plate in simple support.

R. David Hampton

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Nano-volume plates with excellent optical properties for fast, inexpensive crystallization screening of membrane proteins  

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A simple glass-based plate for screening the crystallization of membrane proteins in lipidic mesophases and of soluble proteins by the batch method is described. Trials with <20 ng membrane protein have been performed successfully.

Cherezov, V.

2003-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

Vibration analysis of plates by a time-averaged projection-moiré method  

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A time-averaged moiré principle is described that is appropriate for vibration analysis of plates. If the projected grating, deformed by the vibrating object, is superposed upon a...

Ritter, Reinhold; Meyer, Hans-Juergen

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-Plate Formats and Microfluidics — Applications of Laminar Fluid Diffusion Interfaces to HTP Screening  

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Microfluidic disposables are presented that are compatible with standard well plate readers and robotic filling systems. The disposables perform extractions and sample cleanup procedures using the diffusion-ba...

Bernhard H. Weigl; Christopher J. Morris…

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Weight, Single-Phase, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate (Presentation)  

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This presentation, 'Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate,' directly addresses program goals of increased power density, specific power, and lower cost of power electronics components through improved thermal management.

Narumanchi, S.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

A hierarchical structure of neural network implemented for the recognition of automobile license plate number  

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A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NURSER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfdlment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted...

Chang, Joongho

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

The effects between two slotted plate flow meter under single, two, three components flow condition  

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THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A TWO SLOTTED PLATE FLOW METER UNDER ONE, TWO, OR THREE COMPONENT FLOW CONDITIONS A Thesis by SANG HYUN PARK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A TWO SLOTTED PLATE FLOW METER UNDER ONE, TWO, OR THREE COMPONENT FLOW...

Park, Sang Hyan

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and experimental study of a plate-type hydraulic vibration damper for cryogenic rotating machinery  

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as to style and content by: Alan B. Palazzolo (Chair of Committee) Norris Stubbs (Member) Robin C. Redfield (Member) go~ Walter L. Bradley (Head of Department) December 1991 Analysis and Experimental Study of a Plate-Type Hydraulic Vibration Damper... for Cryogenic Rotating Machinery. (December 1991) Emmanuel Angustia Olan, B. S. , Texas A&M University chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Alan B. palazzolo The objective of this research is to design, construct, investigate, and analyze a plate-type hydraulic...

Olan, Emmanuel Angustia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

234

The Casimir Energy for a Hyperboloid Facing a Plate in the Optical Approximation  

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We study the Casimir energy of a massless scalar field that obeys Dirichlet boundary conditions on a hyperboloid facing a plate. We use the optical approximation including the first six reflections and compare the results with the predictions of the proximity force approximation and the semi-classical method. We also consider finite size effects by contrasting the infinite with a finite plate. We find sizable and qualitative differences between the new optical method and the more traditional approaches.

O. Schroeder; A. Scardicchio; R. L. Jaffe

2005-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved design procedure for embedded plates in gravity anchors for precast concrete panels  

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is considered, and second, the shear area of the concrete resisting the applied shear to the studs is considered. Typically, the latter parameter controls the design, since most plate and stud anchorages are installed fairly close to the edge of a wall panel...IMPROVED DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR EMBEDDED PLATES IN GRAVITy ANCHORS FOR PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS A Thesis by Lawrence Fred Fragomeli Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Fragomeli, Lawrence Fred

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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On the stress distribution in a thin rectangular plate subjected to shear  

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Average Stress, g difference in these Stresses, %max (Theoretica1) ) 'f max (Experimental), gmax (Exeter. ) vs g of C~ (Theo. ), ~rs. ~ 0 ~ ~ 0 Values of "+~" Ca1culated from ELemen- tary Beam Theory for Plate- (2 x 860) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ /1 and Mrs t 1...) '( thin rectangu3. ar plate The theory of photoelasticity vas employed throughout the observations Ordinarily, it is assumed Chat such a shear stress is distributed uniformly over the section normal to the axis of the body~ in which case...

Travis, Darol Duane

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a slotted orifice plate flow meter using horizontal two phase flow  

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of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2000 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EVALUATION OF A SLOTTED ORIFICE PLATE FLOW METER USING HORIZONTAL TWO PHASE FLOW A Thesis by ANITA ELENA FLORES Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...: Mechanical Engineering ABSTRACT Fvaluation of a Slotted Orifice Plate Flow Meter Using Horizontal Two Phase Flow. (December 2000) Anita Elena Flores, B. S. , Texas A&M I Jniversitv Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Herald L. Morrison In the past several...

Flores, Anita Elena

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and optical properties of LED lens plates under high temperature stress  

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Abstract In this investigation the thermal degradation mechanisms of Bisphenol A Polycarbonate (BPA-PC) plates at the temperature range 100–140 °C are studied. The BPA-PC plates are currently used both in light conversion carriers in LED modules and optical lenses in LED-based products. In this study BPA-PC plates are aged at elevated temperature of 100–140 °C for a period up to 3000 h. Optical and chemical properties of the thermally-aged plates were studied using UV–Vis spectrophotometer, FTIR–ATR spectrometer, and integrated sphere. The results show that increasing the thermal ageing time leads to yellowing, loss of optical properties, and decrease of the light transmission and of the relative radiant power value of BPA-PC plates. The results also depict that there is not much discoloration within the first 1500 h of thermal ageing. The rate of yellowing significantly increases at the end of this induction period. Formation of oxidation products is identified as the main mechanism of yellowing. An exponential-based reliability model is also presented to calculate the rate of degradation reaction and to predict the life-time of BPA-PC plates.

M. Yazdan Mehr; W.D. van Driel; S. Koh; G.Q. Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer -2 A heat generating ( ) flat plate fuel element of thickness 2L is covered with flat plate steel cladding of  

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with flat plate steel cladding of thickness b. The heat generated is removed by a fluid at T, which adjoins on both sides On the sketch show regions where dT/dx is zero, constant and increasing. T , h x LL bb SteelSteel

Virginia Tech

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Flat Plate PV Module Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) defines the solar incentive programs for California, and flat plate PV  

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programs for investor owned utility (IOU) territories, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and the New the solar incentive programs for California, and flat plate PV modules 1 must be listed on the SB1 Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP), as well as solar incentive programs administered by publicly owned

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Determination of thermal accommodation coefficients from heat transfer measurements between parallel plates.  

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Thermal accommodation coefficients have been derived for a variety of gas-surface combinations using an experimental apparatus developed to measure the pressure dependence of the conductive heat flux between parallel plates at unequal temperature separated by a gas-filled gap. The heat flux is inferred from temperature-difference measurements across the plates in a configuration where the plate temperatures are set with two carefully controlled thermal baths. Temperature-controlled shrouds provide for environmental isolation of the opposing test plates. Since the measured temperature differences in these experiments are very small (typically 0.3 C or less over the entire pressure range), high-precision thermistors are used to acquire the requisite temperature data. High-precision components have also been utilized on the other control and measurement subsystems in this apparatus, including system pressure, gas flow rate, plate alignment, and plate positions. The apparatus also includes the capability for in situ plasma cleaning of the installed test plates. Measured heat-flux results are used in a formula based on Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) code calculations to determine the thermal accommodation coefficients. Thermal accommodation coefficients have been determined for three different gases (argon, nitrogen, helium) in contact with various surfaces. Materials include metals and alloys such as aluminum, gold, platinum, and 304 stainless steel. A number of materials important to fabrication of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices have also been examined. For most surfaces, coefficient values are near 0.95, 0.85, and 0.45 for argon, nitrogen, and helium, respectively. Only slight differences in accommodation as a function of surface roughness have been seen. Surface contamination appears to have a more significant effect: argon plasma treatment has been observed to reduce thermal accommodation by as much as 0.10 for helium. Mixtures of argon and helium have also been examined, and the results have been compared to DSMC simulations incorporating thermal-accommodation values from single-species experiments.

Gallis, Michail A.; Castaneda, Jaime N.; Rader, Daniel John; Torczynski, John Robert; Trott, Wayne Merle

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel loading and homogeneity analysis of HFIR design fuel plates loaded with uranium silicide fuel  

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Twelve nuclear reactor fuel plates were analyzed for fuel loading and fuel loading homogeneity by measuring the attenuation of a collimated X-ray beam as it passed through the plates. The plates were identical to those used by the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) but were loaded with uranium silicide rather than with HFIR`s uranium oxide fuel. Systematic deviations from nominal fuel loading were observed as higher loading near the center of the plates and underloading near the radial edges. These deviations were within those allowed by HFIR specifications. The report begins with a brief background on the thermal-hydraulic uncertainty analysis for the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) Reactor that motivated a statistical description of fuel loading and homogeneity. The body of the report addresses the homogeneity measurement techniques employed, the numerical correction required to account for a difference in fuel types, and the statistical analysis of the resulting data. This statistical analysis pertains to local variation in fuel loading, as well as to ``hot segment`` analysis of narrow axial regions along the plate and ``hot streak`` analysis, the cumulative effect of hot segment loading variation. The data for all twelve plates were compiled and divided into 20 regions for analysis, with each region represented by a mean and a standard deviation to report percent deviation from nominal fuel loading. The central regions of the plates showed mean values of about +3% deviation, while the edge regions showed mean values of about {minus}7% deviation. The data within these regions roughly approximated random samplings from normal distributions, although the chi-square ({chi}{sup 2}) test for goodness of fit to normal distributions was not satisfied.

Blumenfeld, P.E.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental test results presented for field-damaged orifice meter plates  

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Tests demonstrate that, unlike other types of meters, there is minimal loss of accuracy with orifice meters even when operational excursions are such that severe damage occurs. Both flange taps and pipe taps effectively have the same general pattern in that the actual coefficient increases with increasing permanent deformation. Of the two types of orifice tap, these data indicate that flange-tapped orifices may be less susceptible to severe deformation. This is probably caused by changes in the local pressure gradients in the vicinity of the plate. Since pipe taps are at such a large distance from the plate, these changes are probably not noticeable due to the turbulent mixing that takes place. With orifice meters, visual inspection of the plates after severe operation is recommended, to tell the user if the plate is beyond specifications. With other types of meters (i.e., other than differential meters) recalibration is the only method of determining if the meter has been affected. Where damage is apparent, the plate (or the meter if it is not of the differential type) should be immediately replaced.

Teyssandier, R.G.; Chisman, W.E.

1984-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental investigation on a solar still with an integrated flat plate collector  

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Abstract This work promotes the performance of the single basin solar still by means of preheating the saline water using an integrated flat plate collector arrangement. A conventional single slope single basin still and a single slope flat plate collector basin still (FPCB still) are fabricated with the same basin area of 1 m2. The FPCB still is fabricated similar to a conventional still, with the integration of a horizontal flat plate collector arrangement to form six small compartments in the basin. The projected space between the consecutive basins acts as an extended surface which increases the temperature of the basin as well as the flat plate collector where the saline water is preheated before it enters the basin. Due to separate compartments (absorber plate) in the basin, the mass of water reduces and the evaporation rate increases for the same depth of water in the basin. Experiments are carried out by varying the water depth in the basin and using the wick and energy storing materials in basins of both stills. The FPCB still gives about 60% higher distillate than the conventional still for the same basin condition. Economic analysis shows that the cost of distilled water for the FPCB still is lower than that for the conventional still.

T. Rajaseenivasan; P. Nelson Raja; K. Srithar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic properties of plates with unevenly distributed macroperforations backed by woven meshes  

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A hybrid model describing the acoustic properties of plates with macroperforations that can be unevenly distributed on the plate surface and backed by woven or precision woven meshes with microscopic perforations is proposed. The plate perforations may be of circular or rectangular shapes. Since the perforated plate may not necessarily be considered as an equivalent fluid its impedance is calculated by the Maa model [Noise Control Eng. J. 29 77–84 (1987)] whereas the Johnson-Champoux-Allard model [J. Appl. Phys. 70 1975–1979 (1991)] is used for the mesh considered as an equivalent fluid. A simple model for the elementary cell of the mesh structure is proposed in order to calculate parameters that can be considered as the thermal characteristic length ?? and the viscouscharacteristic length ?. An effective airflow resistivity is introduced to account for the increase of particle velocity through the mesh placed behind the carrying macroperforated plate and is used in the transfer matrix approach to obtain the impedance of the whole multilayer system. The hybrid model seems to represent a good approach of this multilayer system. The theoretical predictions are compared with experimental measurements.

Heidi Ruiz; Pedro Cobo; Thomas Dupont; Bruno Martin; Philippe Leclaire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00 Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river  

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early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Although commonly obscured by simple shear, pure shear fabrics occur locally within many metamorphic core complexes. The cover rocks to the Raft River metamorphic core complex exposed within the Black Pine Mountains display an early coaxial strain history which developed prior to the formation of low-angle fault-bounded allochthons. At higher structural levels this is documented by pressure shadows with straight sutures, and

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Multipacting saturation in parallel plate and micro-pulse electron gun  

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A novel parallel plate model is proposed that divided the electron cloud into three parts at saturation, and it is studied in detail using both an analytical approach and PIC (Particle In Cell) code simulations. As one part of the electron cloud, ribbons modes are suggested by tracking the trajectory of individual particle, and the aim of this mode form is to simplify the progress of multipacting effect in the parallel plate so as to be eliminated by optimizing RF parameters. The micro-pulse electron gun (MPG) has demonstrated the potential to address the need for high peak and average current electron beams, hence studying the multipacting in MPG is essential. On the basis of multipacting studying in the parallel plate, it is clear that increasing the cavity voltage is of interest in yielding high quality beams in the gun.

Liao, Lang; Zhao, Minghua

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotating Superfluid 3He-A in Parallel-Plate Geometry  

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We have measured NMR spectra of the 3He-A phase restricted between parallel plates under rotation at a speed of {omega} < 6.28 rad/s, using a rotating cryostat at ISSP. The sample volume was divided by the plates into 110 disk-shaped spaces, each with a thickness of 12.5 {mu}m and a radius of 1.5 mm. They were connected to a bulk superfluid through 0.3 mm-wide channels. Measurements were done by continuous wave (cw) NMR at 869 kHz. The axes of both H and {omega} were perpendicular to the parallel plates. We observed a very narrow spectrum with a negative frequency shift, an indication that the gaps and the superfluid texture were well designed.

Yamashita, Minoru [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Izumina, Ken; Kubota, Minoru [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Matsubara, Akira; Sasaki, Yutaka [Research Center for Low Temperature and Materials Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Ishikawa, Osamu [Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan); Takagi, Takeo [Department of Applied Physics, Fukui University, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan); Mizusaki, Takao [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A parameter design of CNC plasma-arc cutting of carbon steel plates using robust design  

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An optimisation of the cutting parameters during CNC plasma-arc cutting of St37 mild steel plates is attempted using robust design. The process parameters tested were plate thickness, cutting speed, arc ampere, arc voltage, air pressure, pierce height, and torch standoff distance. An orthogonal matrix experiment [L18 (21 × 37) ] was conducted and the right bevel angle was measured and optimised according to the process parameters using an analysis of means and an analysis of variances. The results show that the arc ampere has an effect mainly on the bevel angle (50.89%), while the plate thickness and torch standoff distance also have an influence of 6.22 and 15.9% respectively. The other parameters have an F factor smaller than one, and thus their variations do not significantly affect the bevel angle in the experimental region. Finally, an additive model was applied on the experimental results to predict the optimum combination and was compared with actual values.

John Kechagias; Michael Billis; Stergios Maropoulos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion and contact resistance measurements of different bipolar plate material for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells  

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Different types of commercial stainless steels (SS316, SS310 and incoloy 800), poco graphite, composite graphite, titanium carbide, zirconium carbide and carbide base coating on aluminum substrate using thermal spray technique were evaluated as metallic bipolar plate in terms of Interfacial Contact Resistance (ICR) and corrosion resistance in a solution simulating the environment of a bipolar plate in a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), 0.5 M H2SO4 and 200 ppm HF at room temperature. In addition, a comparison between graphite composites and carbide-based amorphous metallic coating alloy bipolar plate cost analysis. Results show that stainless steels have a high ICR and undergo corrosion in both anode and cathode due to the passive film formation. Moreover, although carbide-based alloy showed an ICR much less than composite graphite, their behaviour was not satisfactory in corrosive acidic medium.

Yue Hung; Hazem Tawfik; K.M. El-Khatib; Hammam El-Abd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum States of an Electron Interacting with Various Dielectric Plate Geometries  

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The tunability of binding energies is explored by modulating a finite dielectric slab width in a planar, three dielectric system. After verifying the equivalence of the field method and method of images, three different configurations are explored for possible control of electronic binding energy: A vacuum gap between a Schottky diode, noble gas layers on a metal wall, and an electron confined between two metal plates. In each, varying the width of the finite, middle dielectric was shown to provide control over the binding energy and Bohr radius of the electron. In the case of an electron confined between two plates, it was found that the bound states smoothly connect to the box states as the gap separation was varied. Lastly, forces on the two parallel plates were examined for a possible source of significant repulsion. All numerical calculations were done in MATLAB.

Srihari Sritharan

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Cavitation erosion of silver plated coating at different temperatures and pressures  

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Cavitation often occurs in inducer pumps used for space rockets. Silver plated coating on the inducer liner faces the damage of cavitation. Therefore, it is important to study about the cavitation erosion resistance for silver plated coating at several operating conditions in the inducer pumps. In this study, the cavitation erosion tests were carried for silver plated coating in deionized water and ethanol at several liquid temperatures (273K–400K) and pressures (0.10MPa–0.48MPa). The mass loss rate is evaluated in terms of thermodynamic parameter ? proposed by Brennen [9], suppression pressure p–p{sub v} (p{sub v}: saturated vapor pressure) and acoustic impedance ?c (?: density and c: sound speed). Cavitation bubble behaviors depending on the thermodynamic effect and the liquid type were observed by high speed video camera. The mass loss rate is formulated by thermodynamic parameter ?, suppression pressure p–p{sub v} and acoustic impedance ?c.

Hattori, Shuji; Motoi, Yoshihiro [Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fuku-shi, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan); Kikuta, Kengo; Tomaru, Hiroshi [IHI Corperation, TOYOSU IHI BUILDING, 1-1, Toyosu 3-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo 1358710 (Japan)

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses of cracks in thick stiffened plates repaired with single-sided composite patch  

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Abstract This study investigated the effect of composite patches applied to thick stiffened plates with single-sided repairs. A simplified analytical model was derived to predict the reduction in the mode I strain energy release rates resulting from the single-sided composite patches. Finite element analyses were also conducted to compute the mode I strain energy release rates with and without composite patches, and their results were compared to the analytical model prediction. Furthermore, changes in the location of the neural axis with single-side patches were examined with their effects on the effectiveness of the patch repair with variations in both material and geometric parameters of the patch and plate. The neutral axis location in the patched plate played an important role to influence the effectiveness of the composite patch.

Y.W. Kwon; B.L. Hall

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Casimir force between Germanium plates using a torsion balance  

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We report the measurement of the Casimir force between Ge plates in a sphere-plane configuration using a torsion balance. We observe that the effective contact potential between the plates varies with their separation distance, resulting in a systematic force. In addition, an unexpected 1/d force is also found in our data that persists even when the electrostatic force between the plates is experimentally minimized by applying a compensating potential. After applying corrections due to these systematic forces, likely of electrostatic origin, our result can be described by the bare permittivity of Ge without conduction, the Drude and the diffusion models for electrical and optical properties of Ge, but not by the plasma model.

Dalvit, Diego [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kim, W J [YALE UNIV; Sushkov, A O [YALE UNIV; Lamoreaux, S K [YALE UNIV

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric networks  

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In this paper a novel device aimed at controlling the mechanical vibrations of plates by means of a set of electrically-interconnected piezoelectric actuators is described. The actuators are embedded uniformly in the plate wherein they connect every node of an electric network to ground, thus playing the two-fold role of capacitive element in the electric network and of couple suppliers. A mathematical model is introduced to describe the propagation of electro-mechanical waves in the device; its validity is restricted to the case of wave-forms with wave-length greater than the dimension of the piezoelectric actuators used. A self-resonance criterion is established which assures the possibility of electro-mechanical energy exchange. Finally the problem of vibration control in simply supported and clamped plates is addressed; the optimal net-impedance is determined. The results indicate that the proposed device can improve the performances of piezoelectric actuation

Stefano Vidoli; Francesco dell'Isola

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

257

Evaluation of the feasibility for detecting hidden corrosion damage in multi-layer gusset plates using multiple inspection techniques  

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Gusset plates are used to connect the members in truss bridges and they are usually inspected using calipers or conventional thickness measurement ultrasonic testing (UT) devices. The damage mechanism of particular concern in gusset plates is corrosion and the regions most susceptible to corrosion damage are on the gusset interior surface where it intersects the chord, diagonal, and vertical members from water collecting at the interfaces. For heavily loaded gusset plates, one or more shingle plates are used to reinforce the gusset plate, creating a multi-layer structure. While the areas with corrosion damage remain near the members on the gusset plate, the shingle plates cover the gusset plate and greatly limit the surface access to the gusset plate, making UT thickness measurement impractical. Because of the critical nature of the gussets, a viable inspection strategy for multi-layer gusset assemblies must be developed. The premise of this research and development effort was to develop viable, field-deployable inspection approaches for this problem area. This paper presents three separate inspection approaches: two ultrasonic-based techniques and one radiographic approach. Each of these techniques was evaluated on a mock-up specimen provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that is representative of gusseted connection from a truss bridge.

Cobb, Adam C.; Duffer, Charles E.; Light, Glenn M. [Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238-5166 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

258

The effect of periodic unsteady wakes on boundary layer transition and heat transfer on a curved plate.  

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??The effect of unsteady periodic wakes on heat transfer and boundary layer transition was investigated on a constant curvature heat transfer curved plate in a… (more)

Wright, Lance Cole

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Studies of a New-type Heterogeneous Composite Carbon Fiber Bipolar Plate Applied to a Portable DMFC stack.  

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??Several disadvantages in general unipolar/bipolar plates are that cost is expensive, weight is heavy and the volume is large. The high compressing pressure is also… (more)

su, syuan-jie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chambers as a Time-of-Flight System for the PHENIX Experiment  

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In this project a Time-of-Flight detector based on multi-gap resistive plate chambers was built and installed for the PHENIX experiment at RHIC.

Velkovska, Julia [Vanderbilt University] [Vanderbilt University

2013-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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261

On the charcterization of wakes from three-dimensional single and multiple flat plates on a ground plane.  

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??A flat plate is a simplified model for a heliostat, which is a large flat tracking mirror used to reflect solar energy onto a central… (more)

Barton, Gregory Harold

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

CX-006084: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Missouri Independent Energy Efficiency Program: Missouri Plating Company - Boiler Replacement CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06172011 Location(s): Missouri Office(s):...

263

Determination of bypass currents in bipolar plate cells using finite elements  

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to minimize the functional. This equation is equivalent to Laplace's equation with the associated boundary conditions (3), (4), and (5). From Segerlind(3) the functional is given by: y = f /[K( ? ) +K( ? ) ]dA+ 3P2 3P2 A 3x 3y (6) J' [qP + Qh (P-P ) ]d... REFERENCES APPENDIX ~ . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ VITA iii iv vi vii 13 36 52 53 54 56 107 LIST OF FIGURES. Figure 1. Schematic of a Bipolar Plate Cell Page 2. Schematic of a Bipolar Plate Cell with Protective Current 12 3. Example Problem Setup...

Holmes, Joseph Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

264

Influence of roughness on near-field heat transfer between two plates  

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The surface roughness correction to the near-field heat transfer between two rough bulk materials is discussed by using second-order perturbation theory. The results allow for estimating the impact of surface roughness to the heat transfer in recent experiments between two plates and between a microsphere and a plate (using the Derjaguin approximation). Furthermore, we show that the proximity approximation for describing rough surfaces is valid for distances much smaller than the correlation length of the surface roughness even if the heat transfer is dominated by the coupling of surface modes.

Svend-Age Biehs; Jean-Jacques Greffet

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

265

Pre-treatment for molybdenum or molybdenum-rich alloy articles to be plated  

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This invention is a method for etching a molybdenum or molybdenum-rich alloy surface to promote the formation of an adherent bond with a subsequently deposited metallic plating. In a typical application, the method is used as a pre-treatment for surfaces to be electrolessly plated with nickel. The pre-treatment comprises exposing the crystal boundaries of the surface by (a) anodizing the surface in acidic solution to form a continuous film of gray molybdenum oxide thereon and (b) removing the film.

Wright, Ralph R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

An imaging-plate detector for small-angle neutron scattering  

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Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements have been performed on long-flight-path pinhole-collimation SANS instruments using, as a two-dimensional position-sensitive detector, both a neutron imaging plate, incorporating gadolinium, and a two-step transfer method, with dysprosium foil as the image transfer medium. The reduced pixel size of the imaging plates provides definite advantages over a conventional position-sensitive gas proportional counter in certain specific situations, namely when limited space necessitates a short sample-to-detector distance, when only small samples (comparable in size to the detector pixels) are available, or when used in conjunction with focusing beam optics.

Cheng, Y.T.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A parametric analysis of bone fixation plates on fractured equine third metacarpal  

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A P~TRIC ANALYSIS OI' BONE FIXATION PLATES ON FRACTURED EQUINE THIRD lKTACARPAL A Thesis by Donald Reagan Ray Submitted to tnk Graduate College of Texas A&N University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE Hay 1970 Major Subject: Civil Engineering A PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF BONE FIXATION PLATES ON FRACTURED EQUINE THIRD METACARPAL A Thesis Donald Reagan Ray Approved as to style and content by: (Cha of Committee) / I (Head of D artment...

Ray, Donald Reagan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

268

The distortion of a uniform flow field due to a finite flat plate  

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THE DISTORTION OI' A UNIFORM FLON FIELD DUE TO A FINITE FLAT PLATE A Thesis Lawrence Michael Zull Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1970 Major Subject: Mechanical F~nin~eerin THE DISTORTION OF A UNIFORM FLOV FIELD DUE TO A FINITE FLAT PLATE A Thesis by Lawrence Michael Zull Approved as to style and content by: (Ch (Head of De artment) (Member) (Member) ~Ma 19 70 AB...

Zull, Lawrence Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

269

W-Band Pancharatnam Half Wave Plate Based on Negative Refractive Index Metamaterials  

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Electromagnetic metamaterials, made from arrangements of subwavelength sized structures, can be used to manipulate radiation. Designing metamaterials that have a positive refractive index along one axis and a negative refractive index along the orthogonal axis can result in birefringences, $\\Delta n>1$. The effect can be used to create wave plates with subwavelength thicknesses. Previous attempts at making wave plates in this way have resulted in very narrow usable bandwidths. In this paper, we use the Pancharatnam method to increase the usable bandwidth. A combination of Finite Element Method and Transmission Line models were used to optimise the final design. Experimental results are compared to the modelled data.

Mohamed, Imran; Ng, Ming Wah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Dynamic pressure response of water flow between closely spaced roughened flat plates  

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of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1993 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DYNAMIC PRESSURE RESPONSE OF WATER FLOW BETWEEN CLOSELY SPACED ROUGHENED FLAT PLATES A Thesis by JOHN CHARLES HESS Approved as to style and content by: Robert E. DeOtte, Jr. (Co.... S. , Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. E. DeOtte, Jr, Dr. G, L, Morrison A flat plate tester was designed and built to determine friction factors and dynamic pressures for water flow over smooth, knurl, and cavity...

Hess, John Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

271

Surface Acoustic Waves in an Infinite Plate of Functionally Graded Materials  

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and thermal constants, to improve certain functions like thermal resistance and local strength in variousSurface Acoustic Waves in an Infinite Plate of Functionally Graded Materials Ji Wang, Lehui Zhou, and Jianke Du Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, Mechanics and Materials Science Research Center, School

Wang, Ji

272

Rotational Inerfia of Continents: A Proposed Link between Polar Wandering and Plate Tectonics  

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...1-coupled plates represent the residual "-tX _ _ _ _-, moments...Crust of engine or the gas-turbine engine, will short-term...the elimination of the gases es-System Approach for...standards throughout the life the frequent appearance...

Martin F. Kane

1972-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

273

U-Mo Foil/Cladding Interactions in Friction Stir Welded Monolithic RERTR Fuel Plates  

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Interaction between U-Mo fuel and Al has proven to dramatically impact the overall irradiation performance of RERTR dispersion fuels. It is of interest to better understand how similar interactions may affect the performance of monolithic fuel plates, where a uranium alloy fuel is sandwiched between aluminum alloy cladding. The monolithic fuel plate removes the fuel matrix entirely, which reduces the total surface area of the fuel that is available to react with the aluminum and moves the interface between the fuel and cladding to a colder region of the fuel plate. One of the major fabrication techniques for producing monolithic fuel plates is friction stir welding. This paper will discuss the interactions that can occur between the U-Mo foil and 6061 Al cladding when applying this fabrication technique. It has been determined that the time at high temperatures should be limited as much as is possible during fabrication or any post-fabrication treatment to reduce as much as possible the interactions between the foil and cladding. Without careful control of the fabrication process, significant interaction between the U-Mo foil and Al alloy cladding can result. The reaction layers produced from such interactions can exhibit notably different morphologies vis-à-vis those typically observed for dispersion fuels.

D.D. Keiser; J.F. Jue; C.R. Clark

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Combustion air preheating for refinery heaters using plate-type heat exchangers  

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Combustion air preheating by recovering heat from combustion gases is a cost effective method of increasing the overall thermal efficiency of the refining and petrochemical processes. This paper presents the advantages of the plate-type air preheaters made of smooth plates without extended surfaces. These exchangers provide a relatively high heat transfer coefficient at a relatively low pressure drop, resulting in a flexible and compact design. The air preheater design can easily be integrated into the heater design. Top mounting with natural draft becomes possible for many applications, eliminating the need for I.D. fan and expensive ductwork. The economical extent of heat recovery function of the fuel fired is presented based on practical experience. The use of porcelain enameled (glass coated) plates and of stainless steel materials allows the operation of the air preheater below the acidic and water dew point. Finally the paper presents the experience of the Canadian refineries and petrochemical plants with plate-type heat exchangers used for combustion air preheating.

Dinulescu, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Fatigue and delayed brittle failure of vacuum melted and cadmium plated steel  

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The detrimental effect of cyanide cadmium plating on fatigue strength and delayed brittle failure performance of an ultra high strength steel is reduced effectively by using vacuum melted steel as the basis metal. This phenomenon has been related predominantly to the increased tensile ductility of the steel with comparatively low hydrogen concentration.

W. Beck; E.J. Jankowsky; W.H. Golding

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Geometry and brittle deformation of the subducting Nazca Plate, Central Chile and Argentina  

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......waveforms to have sufficient low-frequency energy for reliable waveform modelling (with...earthquakes, and mantle flow in the Chile-Argentina flat-slab subduction zone,, University...Nazca plate beneath central Chile and Argentina: evidence from teleseismic data, Geophys......

Megan Anderson; Patricia Alvarado; George Zandt; Susan Beck

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

E-Print Network 3.0 - agar plates stimulate Sample Search Results  

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at 37C for 30min, mix with top agar) and plate... .5 or 7.8 150mM NaCl 10mM MgSO4 2mM CaCl2 "Phage" agar ... Source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of...

278

Analysis of a Plate with a Localized Piezoelectric Patch Scott Hansen  

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Analysis of a Plate with a Localized Piezoelectric Patch Scott Hansen Department of Mathematics detected the so called \\direct" piezoelectric e#11;ect and Lippman who soon after pre- dicted the \\converse" peizoelectric e#11;ect. Since then various mathematical models for piezoelectric materi- als have been proposed

279

Microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nanoliter plugs of reagents: an alternative to 96-well plates for screening  

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Microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nanoliter plugs of reagents: an alternative to 96-well equipment and techniques required to dispense nanoliter volumes of fluid. Plug-based microfluidics confines techniques that rely on microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nano- liter plugs of reagents. 96-Well plates

Ismagilov, Rustem F.

280

Author's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates  

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(e.g., ship hulls). There are only a few published experimental studies on the effect of polyureaAuthor's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates to impulsive), it will magnify the initial shock effect and promote fail- ure. These experimental results are paralleled

Nemat-Nasser, Sia

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281

A DC corona discharge on a flat plate to induce air Pierre MAGNIER1  

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with applied voltage. Moreover, with voltage higher than a threshold value, the electric discharge changes. For this purpose, different electric discharges have recently been developed, such as the "One Atmosphere Uniform to an arc regime. Figure 1: DC surface corona discharge actuator on a flat plate. 2.2. Optical Setup

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

282

AIAA 2002-3298 AERODYNAMICS OF TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE PLATES IN HYPERSONIC  

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AIAA 2002-3298 AERODYNAMICS OF TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE PLATES IN HYPERSONIC RAREFIED-GAS FLOWS Vladimir V. Riabov* Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 Abstract Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows near two side have provided valuable information related to physics of hypersonic flows about spacecraft elements

Riabov, Vladimir V.

283

Measurement of the gradient of the Casimir force between a nonmagnetic sphere and a magnetic plate  

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We measured the gradient of the Casimir force between an Au sphere and a plate made of ferromagnetic metal (Ni). It is demonstrated that the magnetic properties influence the force magnitude. This opens prospective opportunities for the control of the Casimir force in nanotechnology and for obtaining Casimir repulsion by using ferromagnetic dielectrics.

A. A. Banishev; C. -C. Chang; G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko; U. Mohideen

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

284

Enhanced HFIR overpower margin through improvements in fuel plate homogeneity inspection  

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Fuel homogeneity inspection techniques used on the HFIR fuel plates have recently been improved through conversion of the X-ray inspection device to acquire, store, and process data digitally. This paper reports some early results from using the improved equipment and describes future plans for obtaining enhanced fuel thermal performance by exploiting this improved inspection capability.

Rothrock, R.B.; Hale, R.E.; Knight, R.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Cheverton, R.D.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR  

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A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR A. Saleh A. Badran Mechanical ­ Jordan Amman ­ Jordan e-mail: asaleh@philadelphia.edu.jo e-mail: badran@ju.edu.jo ABSTRACT A solar distillation system was built and tested to study the effect of increasing the solar radiation incident

286

EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley Edge Effects in the Parallel Plate Capacitor  

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EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley Edge Effects in the Parallel Plate Capacitor: The Maxwell y - + + + - #12;EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley and also multiply from x=- to a finite x value. #12;EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley These two equipotential

Saskatchewan, University of

287

BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES AND CERAMIC PLATES USED IN ARMOR DESIGN  

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BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES AND CERAMIC PLATES USED IN ARMOR DESIGN Mehmet from polymer matrix composites due to lightweight and good ballistic properties. The requirement for protection especially for polymer matrix composites because total back-side deformation (elastic and plastic

Soykasap, Omer

288

EVLA Memo 94 L/S/C Converter Plate Phase Stability Test II  

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connections and 2 Storm cables for the constant chamber signal connections, foam insulation pads, 3 power, for the cables to and from the L/S/C converter plates were not insulated. During the second temperature chamber test, cable entry/exit holes were insulated well. #12;Methods The same methods as those described

Groppi, Christopher

289

A pH plate fluorosensor (optode) for early diagenetic studies of ...  

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In this study, an optical plate fluorosensor for rapid two-dimensional detection ... shifts in seawater standards, and fluorescence excitation ratios were used for ... in sediment and bottom water close to the sediment-water interface (pH ~ 6.5 to 8.5). ... distributions measured simultaneously with a minicombination pH electrode, ...

290

Miocene faulting at plate tectonic velocity in the Himalaya of central Nepal  

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Miocene faulting at plate tectonic velocity in the Himalaya of central Nepal Matthew J. Kohna, Tri-Chandra Campus, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu, Nepal, United States Received 7 April 2004; received (MCT) and affiliated faults in central Nepal. Inferred rates were 1.5F0.9 cm/yr (Langtang Thrust, ~19

291

Hydride precipitation and its influence on mechanical properties of notched and unnotched Zircaloy-4 plates  

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The hydride formation and its influence on the mechanical performance of hydrided Zircaloy-4 plates containing different hydrogen contents were studied at room temperature. For the unnotched plate samples with the hydrogen contents ranging from 25 to 850 wt. ppm, the hydrides exerted an insignificant effect on the tensile strength, while the ductility was severely degraded with increasing hydrogen content. The fracture mode and degree of embrittlement were strongly related to the hydrogen content. When the hydrogen content reached a level of 850 wt. ppm, the plate exhibited negligible ductility, resulting in almost completely brittle behavior. For the hydrided notched plate, the tensile stress concentration associated with the notch tip facilitated the hydride accumulation at the region near the notch tip and the premature crack propagation through the hydride fracture during hydriding. The final brittle through-thickness failure for this notched sample was mainly attributed to the formation of a continuous hydride network on the thickness section and the obtained very high hydrogen concentration (estimated to be 1965 wt. ppm).

Zhiyang Wang; Ulf Garbe; Huijun Li; Robert P. Harrison; Karl Toppler; Andrew J. Studer; Tim Palmer; Guillaume Planchenault

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Design and optical characterization of a large continuous phase plate for Laser Integration Line  

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, such as the Laser Integration Line LIL , the Laser Megajoule LMJ ,1 or the Na- tional Ignition Facility,2 nominallyDesign and optical characterization of a large continuous phase plate for Laser Integration Line and laser Megajoule facilities Je� ro^ me Ne� auport, Xavier Ribeyre, Je� ro^ me Daurios, Denis Valla

Boyer, Edmond

293

Eulerian simulation of the perforation of aluminum plates by nondeforming projectiles  

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A new algorithm for the treatment of sliding interfaces between solids with or without friction in an Eulerian wavecode is described. The algorithm has been implemented in the two-dimensional version of the CTH code. The code was used to simulate penetration and perforation of aluminum plates by rigid, conical-nosed tungsten projectiles. Comparison with experimental data is provided.

Silling, S.A.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absence of Cocos plate subduction-related basic volcanism in southern Mexico: A unique case on Earth?  

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...included is composition of subducted Cocos plate (Verma, 2001; AOC-altered oceanic crust); basic rocks from rifts are shown...included is composition of subducted Cocos plate (Verma, 2001; AOC--altered oceanic crust); basic rocks from rifts are shown...

295

Heat Transfer -1 A satellite in space orbits the sun. The satellite can be approximated as a flat plate with  

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Heat Transfer - 1 A satellite in space orbits the sun. The satellite can be approximated as a flat plate with dimensions and properties given below. (a) Calculate the solar heat flux (W/m2 is at a distance where the solar heat flux (as defined above) is 500 W/m2 , and the flat plate is oriented

Virginia Tech

296

New Constraints on Carribean Plate Tectonic Evolution Caribbean Basins included in the series Sedimentary Basins of the World, 4 Elsevier  

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North America-Africa and South America-Africa finite rotations North America-South America finite rotations North America-South America plate motions in the Caribbean are Discussion Lesser Antilles to Mid satellite altimetry to compute North America-South America plate motions and their uncertainties. Our

Müller, Dietmar

297

Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis  

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Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis Yilong Han Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania 209 electrolysis in the parallel plate geometry. This contrasts with recent theoretical results suggesting

Grier, David

298

An experimental study concerning the effect of temperature on phase velocity in a 3 layered, steel-Polydimethylsiloxane-steel, plate  

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of PDMS, such as elongation and shear moduli, can be varied through temperature. The application of this research is polymer composite curing and extrusion. Using the Lamb formulation for elastic waves in steel plates, a theory for a 3 layered plate...

Sherman, Marcell

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Diffraction Residual Strain Tensor Measurements Within The Phase IA Weld Mock-up Plate P-5  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has worked with NRC and EPRI to apply neutron and X-ray diffraction methods to characterize the residual stresses in a number of dissimilar metal weld mockups and samples. The design of the Phase IA specimens aimed to enable stress measurements by several methods and computational modeling of the weld residual stresses. The partial groove in the 304L stainless steel plate was filled with weld beads of Alloy 82. A summary of the weld conditions for each plate is provided in Table 1. The plates were constrained along the long edges during and after welding by bolts with spring-loaded washers attached to the 1-inch thick Al backing plate. The purpose was to avoid stress relief due to bending of the welded stainless steel plate. The neutron diffraction method was one of the methods selected by EPRI for non-destructive through thickness strain and stress measurement. Four different plates (P-3 to P-6) were studied by neutron diffraction strain mapping, representing four different welding conditions. Through thickness neutron diffraction strain mappings at NRSF2 for the four plates and associated strain-free d-zero specimens involved measurement along seven lines across the weld and at six to seven depths. The mountings of each plate for neutron diffraction measurements were such that the diffraction vector was parallel to each of the three primary orthogonal directions of the plate: two in-plane directions, longitudinal and transverse, and the direction normal to the plate (shown in left figure within Table 1). From the three orthogonal strains for each location, the residual stresses along the three plate directions were calculated. The principal axes of the strain and stress tensors, however, need not necessarily align with the plate coordinate system. To explore this, plate P-5 was selected for examination of the possibility that the principal axes of strain are not along the sample coordinate system axes. If adequate data could be collected the goal would be to determine the strain tensor's orientation and magnitude of strain along each principle axis direction.

Hubbard, Camden R [ORNL

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental energy and exergy analysis of a double-flow solar air heater having different obstacles on absorber plates  

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This paper presents an experimental energy and exergy analysis for a novel flat plate solar air heater (SAH) with several obstacles and without obstacles. For increasing the available heat-transfer area may be achieved if air is flowing simultaneously and separately over and under the different obstacle absorbing plates, instead of only flowing either over or under the different obstacle absorbing plates, leading to improved collector efficiency. The measured parameters were the inlet and outlet temperatures, the absorbing plate temperatures, the ambient temperature, and the solar radiation. Further, the measurements were performed at different values of mass flow rate of air and different levels of absorbing plates in flow channel duct. After the analysis of the results, the optimal value of efficiency is middle level of absorbing plate in flow channel duct for all operating conditions and the double-flow collector supplied with obstacles appears significantly better than that without obstacles. At the end of this study, the exergy relations are delivered for different SAHs. The results show that the largest irreversibility is occurring at the flat plate (without obstacles) collector in which collector efficiency is smallest.

Hikmet Esen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boattail Plates With Non-Rectangular Geometries For Reducing Aerodynamic Base Drag Of A Bluff Body In Ground Effect  

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An apparatus for reducing the aerodynamic base drag of a bluff body having a leading end, a trailing end, a top surface, opposing left and right side surfaces, and a base surface at the trailing end substantially normal to a longitudinal centerline of the bluff body, with the base surface joined (1) to the left side surface at a left trailing edge, (2) to the right side surface at a right trailing edge, and (3) to the top surface at a top trailing edge. The apparatus includes left and right vertical boattail plates which are orthogonally attached to the base surface of the bluff body and inwardly offset from the left and right trailing edges, respectively. This produces left and right vertical channels which generate, in a flowstream substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline, respective left and right vertically-aligned vortical structures, with the left and right vertical boattail plates each having a plate width defined by a rear edge of the plate spaced from the base surface. Each plate also has a peak plate width at a location between top and bottom ends of the plate corresponding to a peak vortex of the respective vertically-aligned vortical structures.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Sabari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

2006-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of corrosion of commercial grade AISI 316L stainless steel liner plates in desalination plant conditions  

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The corrosion of AISI Type 316L stainless steel (316L SS) liner plates in the flash chambers of a multistage flash (MSF) desalination plant, located on the Arabian Gulf coast was investigated. The 316L SS liner plates developed severe corrosion within six years of operation. This study was conducted to develop an understanding of the mode and causes of corrosion of the liner plates, and to determine the effect of heat treatment (annealing or heat effect during welding) and temperature of salt solution on corrosion of the liner plates. Specimens of the liner plates were studied in as-received (AR) condition and after being heat treated (HT) at 900 C in air and air-cooled to room temperature. Electrochemical techniques were used to measure the corrosion of the specimens. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) installed with energy dispersive (ED) X-ray diffraction capability was used for identification of compositional and structural changes in the specimens during heat treatment and corrosion. The results showed that: (1) Commercial grade 316L SS is susceptible to pitting, crevice and grain boundary corrosion under the operating conditions in the desalination plant. The heat-affected-zone (HAZ) had larger grains and corroded more severely than other parts of the liner plates. (2) The liner plates had randomly distributed inclusions containing Ti, Cr, Mo, Mn, and S in the structure. (3) Measurement of the corrosion rate. (4) Metallographic investigation of the AR and HT samples.

Saricimen, H.; Jarrah, N.R.; Allam, I.M. [King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). Research Inst.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

303

Thin graphite bipolar plate with associated gaskets and carbon cloth flow-field for use in an ionomer membrane fuel cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention comprises a thin graphite plate with associated gaskets and pieces of carbon cloth that comprise a flow-field. The plate, gaskets and flow-field comprise a "plate and gasket assembly" for use in an ionomer membrane fuel cell, fuel cell stack or battery.

Marchetti, George A. (Western Springs, IL)

2003-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

304

New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

305

New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

306

New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

307

Results mixed from pulsating flow tests of orifice-plate meters  

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This paper reports that laboratory tests on several commercially available orifice-plate meters for use in pulsating flow indicate that none yields acceptable accuracy. These tests suggested, however, that if the objective of monitoring pulsating flow is to indicate or quantify pulsation magnitudes for comparisons, then at least two instruments are acceptable. Use of such meters, particularly in low flow rate gathering systems, can be a viable alternative to attempting to reduce the intensity (amplitude and frequency) of pulsation by expensive installation and maintenance of chokes and bottles. Phillips Petroleum Co. set out to find a meter that would be sensitive enough to measure pulsating hydrocarbon flows with acceptable accuracy using the orifice plate. Several orifice measurement systems were simultaneously investigated at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio (SwRI).

Arasi, J.A. (Phillips Petroleum Co., Tananger (Norway))

1992-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

308

Continious production of exfoliated graphite composite compositions and flow field plates  

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A process of continuously producing a more isotropic, electrically conductive composite composition is provided. The process comprises: (a) continuously supplying a compressible mixture comprising exfoliated graphite worms and a binder or matrix material, wherein the binder or matrix material is in an amount of between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the mixture; (b) continuously compressing the compressible mixture at a pressure within the range of from about 5 psi or 0.035 MPa to about 50,000 psi or 350 MPa in at least a first direction into a cohered graphite composite compact; and (c) continuously compressing the composite compact in a second direction, different from the first direction, to form the composite composition in a sheet or plate form. The process leads to composite plates with exceptionally high thickness-direction electrical conductivity.

Shi, Jinjun (Columbus, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

309

Steel Plate Shear Walls: Efficient Structural Solution for Slender High-Rise in China  

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The 329.6 meter tall 74-story Jinta Tower in Tianjin, China, is expected, when complete, to be the tallest building in the world with slender steel plate shear walls used as the primary lateral load resisting system. The tower has an overall aspect ratio close to 1:8, and the main design challenge was to develop an efficient lateral system capable of resisting significant wind and seismic lateral loads, while simultaneously keeping wind induced oscillations under acceptable perception limits. This paper describes the process of selection of steel plate shear walls as the structural system, and presents the design philosophy, criteria and procedures that were arrived at by integrating the relevant requirements and recommendations of US and Chinese codes and standards, and current on-going research.

Mathias, Neville; Long, Eric [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States); Sarkisian, Mark [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States); Huang Zhihui [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

310

Discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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The discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge was studied in atmospheric helium at 20 kHz. The discharge was predominately ignited in positive half cycle of applied voltage with sinusoidal waveform. The temporal evolution of the discharge was investigated vertically along the discharge gap and radically on the dielectric surface by time resolved imaging. It is found that a discharge column with a diameter of 2 mm was ignited above the pin electrode and expanded toward a plate electrode. On the dielectric surface with space charge accumulation, plasma disk in terms of plasma ring was formed with radius up to 25 mm. The expansion velocity of plasma ring can reach a hypersonic speed of 3.0 km/s. The ionization wave due to electron diffusion is considered to be the mechanism for plasma ring formation and dynamics.

Sun Liqun [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Huang, Xiaojiang [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jie [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jing; Shi, J. J. [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

311

Thickness measurement system for transparent plates using dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups  

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A low-cost high-precision thickness measurement system for transparent plates that uses dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups is proposed. The two DVD pickups are used as the transmitter and the receiver in the measurement system, respectively. One of the DVD pickups emits a laser to the other DVD pickup (receiver) and projects on the photodiode integrated circuit of the receiver. The transparent plate is placed in the optical path to change the focused point that will affect the focusing error signal (FES) of the receiver. Using the FES, a mathematical model for thickness measurement based on the geometric optical method is developed. The experimental results show that the accuracy is 1.5 {mu}m, and the uncertainty is estimated to be {+-}1.37 {mu}m for the measured thickness of 150{mu}m.

Liu, Chien-Hung; Yeh, Shien-Chang; Huang, Hsueh-Liang

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

The Role of Friction Stir Welding in Nuclear Fuel Plate Fabrication  

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The friction bonding process combines desirable attributes of both friction stir welding and friction stir processing. The development of the process is spurred on by the need to fabricate thin, high density, reduced enrichment fuel plates for nuclear research reactors. The work seeks to convert research and test reactors currently operating on highly enriched uranium fuel to operate on low enriched uranium fuel without significant loss in reactor performance, safety characteristics, or significant increase in cost. In doing so, the threat of global nuclear material proliferation will be reduced. Feasibility studies performed on the process show that this is a viable option for mass production of plate-type nuclear fuel. Adapting the friction stir weld process for nuclear fuel fabrication has resulted in the development of several unique ideas and observations. Preliminary results of this adaptation and process model development are discussed.

D Burkes; P Medvedev; M Chapple; A Amritkar; P Wells; I Charit

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Dynamic vibration analysis of a swash-plate type water hydraulic motor  

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This paper presents the study of the dynamic analysis of a swash-plate water hydraulic motor in a modern water hydraulic system. A swash-plate mechanism is modeled as a system with three masses and 14 degrees of freedom (DOF). In order to evaluate the applicability of the dynamic model, the numerical simulation analysis of the dynamic response of the model due to pressure pulsation is presented and compared with experimental results. A series of the dynamic vibration characteristics of the water hydraulic piston motor are studied by the numerical simulation. It is effective for the model to simulate the vibration signal of the casing in the hydraulic motor. The waveform and frequency of the simulated signal is similar to the experimental signal. The simulated signals in other directions show that the vibration signals in all the directions mainly consist of the hydraulic pump and hydraulic motor rotational frequencies.

H.X. Chen; Patrick S.K. Chua; G.H. Lim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Experimental simulation of the bubble membrane radiator using a rotating flat plate  

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The Bubble Membrane Radiator (BMR), to be used in space reactor systems, uses artificial gravity imposed on the working fluid by means of the centrifugal force to pump the fluid from the radiator. Experimental and analytical studies have been initiated to understand the nature of fluid and heat transport under the conditions of rotation. An experiment is described which measures the condensation of vapor on a rotating flat plate which is oriented normal to the earth's gravity vector to simulate the BMR physics. The relationship between vapor flow rates and rotation speed of the flat plate and a number of physical parameters including amount of condensate, overall heat transfer coefficient, and condensate film thickness are studied experimentally.

Al-Baroudi, H.; Klein, A.C. (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University, Radiation Center, C116 Corvallis, OR (USA)); Pauley, K.A. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Battelle Boulevard, Richland, WA (USA))

1991-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

315

Statistics of power injection in a plate set into chaotic vibration  

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A vibrating plate is set into a chaotic state of wave turbulence by either a periodic or a random local forcing. Correlations between the forcing and the local velocity response of the plate at the forcing point are studied. Statistical models with fairly good agreement with the experiments are proposed for each forcing. Both distributions of injected power have a logarithmic cusp for zero power, while the tails are Gaussian for the periodic driving and exponential for the random one. The distributions of injected work over long time intervals are investigated in the framework of the fluctuation theorem, also known as the Gallavotti-Cohen theorem. It appears that the conclusions of the theorem are verified only for the periodic, deterministic forcing. Using independent estimates of the phase space contraction, this result is discussed in the light of available theoretical framework.

Olivier Cadot; Arezki Boudaoud; Cyril Touzé

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

316

Flexture plate motion-transfer mechanism, beam-splitter assembly, and interferometer incorporating the same  

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A multiplicity of one-piece flexure plates are assembled in pairs to provide a support system on which a retroreflector may be mounted for reciprocal motion. Combined with balance bodies, the flexure plates provide a support system having portions that are dynamically and statically balanced with one another, irrespective of orientation, so as to thereby immunize the unit against extraneous forces. The motion transfer assembly is especially adapted for use to support a moving retroreflector in a two-arm interferometer that may further include a beamsplitter assembly constructed from a one-piece, integrally formed body, the body having convergent, optically flat planar surfaces of specular reflectance, and means for adjustably mounting a beamsplitter therein. The spectrometer is of modular construction, and employs an integrated clocking sub-assembly as well as a light-weight voice-coil motor.

Carangelo, Robert M. (Glastonbury, CT); Dettori, Mark D. (Farmington, CT); Grigely, Lawrence J. (South Windsor, CT); Murray, Terence C. (Winchester, MA); Solomon, Peter R. (West Hartford, CT); Van Dine, C. Peter (Bolton, CT); Wright, David D. (Vershire, VT)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Additional solutions to the free bending waves of a fluid loaded thick plate  

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Different researchers over the last few years have presented results showing how the root loci of the free bending waves of a fluid loaded infinite plate vary as a function of frequency and fluid properties. The purpose of this paper is to present other possible solutions of this paper and to indicate how the different modes can for few typical cases of interest shift from one Riemann sheet to the other.

Mauro Pierucci

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Numerical Methods in Offshore Geotechnics: Applications to Submarine Landslides and Anchor Plates  

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NUMERICAL METHODS IN OFFSHORE GEOTECHNICS: APPLICATIONS TO SUBMARINE LANDSLIDES AND ANCHOR PLATES A Dissertation by HAMID REZA NOURI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... Engineering Copyright 2013 Hamid Reza Nouri ii ABSTRACT The emphasis of this dissertation is on using numerical and plasticity based methods to study two main areas of offshore geotechnics. The first part of this dissertation focuses...

Nouri, Hamid Reza

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

319

Proceedings of the flat-plate solar array project research forum on photovoltaic metallization systems  

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A Photovoltaic Metallization Research Forum, under the sponsorship of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Flat-Plate Solar Array Project and the US Department of Energy, was held March 16-18, 1983 at Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Forum consisted of five sessions, covering (1) the current status of metallization systems, (2) system design, (3) thick-film metallization, (4) advanced techniques and (5) future metallization challenges. Twenty-three papers were presented.

None

1983-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Note: A timing micro-channel plate detector with backside fast preamplifier  

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A timing micro-channel plate detector with a backside double-channel fast preamplifier was developed to avoid distortion during signal propagation from the anode to the preamplifier. The mechanical and electronic structure is described. The detector including its backside preamplifier is tested by a {sup 241}Am ?-source and a rise time of ?2 ns with an output background noise of 4 mV{sub rms} was achieved.

Wang, Wei [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China) [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Yu, Deyang, E-mail: d.yu@impcas.ac.cn; Lu, Rongchun; Liu, Junliang; Cai, Xiaohong [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)] [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Experimental investigation of the condensation phenomenon in micro-grooved plates  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Ci. P. Peterson (Chair of Committcc) J. Seyed ? Yagoobi (Member) . A. assan (Member) S Jayasuoya (Head of Department) May 2001 Ma)or Subject: Mechanical... Engineering ABSTRACT Experimental Investigation of the Condensation Phenomenon in Micro ? Grooved Plates. (May 2001) Rodolfo Barron ? Jimenez, B. S. , Universidad de Guanajuato Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. G. P. Peterson The addition of micro...

Barron-Jimenez, Rodolfo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

322

Determination of Rock Mass Modulus Using the Plate Loading Method at Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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A suite of plate loading tests has recently been conducted by Sandia National Laboratories at the Exploratory Studies Facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Fielding of these in situ tests as well as other approaches undertaken for the determination of rock mass modulus are described. The various methodologies are evaluated and their data compared. Calculation by existing empirical methods and numerical modeling are compared to each other as well as to field data.

Finley, R.E.; George, J.T.; Riggins, M.

1999-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

323

Lateral torsional buckling strength of unsymmetrical plate girders with corrugated webs  

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Abstract This paper deals with lateral torsional buckling of plate girders with corrugated webs (CWG). The research includes both theoretical and finite element analyses for un-symmetrical plate girders with corrugated webs subjected to uniform moment. A new warping constant for this un-symmetrical cross-section is derived taking into consideration the cross-sectional variation along the girder length. Trapezoidal corrugated web profile is taken into consideration in the derivation. The location of the shear center is determined and a closed form of the warping constant is derived. The un-symmetry of the web-less beam, which agrees with the case of CWG, is considered in the calculation of the lateral torsional buckling strength. The results are verified with those obtained using the finite element technique and gave good agreement. A comparison with different specifications and codes is conducted to investigate the effect of un-symmetry on the plate girder strength. The effect of cross-section geometrical configurations on the lateral torsional buckling strength under uniform moment is investigated and discussed.

Sherif A. Ibrahim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Formation of gasdynamic flow for plates colliding at a sharp angle  

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The authors experimentally study the dynamics of the accumulation of a bunch of shock compressed gas, formed when a plate is propelled at a substrate by a sliding detonation wave, propagating with a velocity of U/sub 0/ greater than 6 km/sec. The detonation velocity was chosen to exceed the velocity of sound in the plate and substrate materials, which ensured that particles and cumulative jets from the region of the point of contact would not be generated. A diagram of the experiments is shown. The study shows the existence of three states of gasdynamic flow (with stable accumulation of plasma, the stall state, and with no accumulation); the velocity of the direct shock wave formed exceeds the adiabatic velocity and increases as the gap size decreases; and, the strong solution is realized behind the front of the oblique shock wave -- the parameters of the bunch of shock-compressed gas formed are independent of the angle of flight of the propelled plate.

Vasilev, S.M.; Kitko, V.I.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Theoretical study of heat transport in thermoacoustic stacks having arbitrary plate separation.  

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Thermoacoustic heat engines can be simply described as devices where heat transport is caused by the interaction between a standing wave and a stationary parallel plate structure called the stack. Simplified calculations of this heat transport have been discussed previously which assume perfect standing waves (infinite standing wave ratio) and plate separations that are large relative to a thermal penetration depth. A theory will be presented that is generalized to describe systems with arbitrary plate separation and SWR. Using this theory the spectrum of heat engine designs that span ‘‘classic’’ thermoacoustic engines on the one extreme and Stirling cycle engines on the other extreme can be compared. Some results are that Stirling cycle engines can be more efficient than standard thermoacoustic engines and that given some practical constraints thermoacoustic engines can deliver more power than a comparable Stirling engine. Other results may help to design an improved engine that combines the characteristics of both thermoacoustic and Stirling engines. [Work supported by ONR and NRL.

Thomas J. Hofler

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Preliminary Measurements From A New Flat Plate Facility For Aerodynamic Research  

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This paper details the design and preliminary measurements used in the characterisation of a new flat plate research facility. The facility is designed specifically to aid in the understanding of entropy generation throughout the boundary layer with special attention given to non-equilibrium flows. Hot-wire measurements were obtained downstream of two turbulence generating grids. The turbulence intensity, integral and dissipation length scale ranges measured are 1.6%-7%, 5mm-17mm and 0.7mm-7mm, respectively. These values compared well to existing correlations. The flow downstream of both grids was found to be homogenous and isotropic. Flow visualisation is employed to determine aerodynamic parameters such as flow 2-dimensionality and the effect of the flap angle on preventing separation at the leading edge. The flow was found to be 2-dimensional over all measurement planes. The non-dimensional pressure distribution of a modern turbine blade suction surface is simulated on the flat plate through the use of a variable upper wall. The Reynolds number range based on wetted plate length and inlet velocity is 70,000-4,000,000.

D. M. McEligot; D. W. Nigg; E. J. Walsh; D. Hernon; M.R.D. Davies

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Redesign of the H-Bridge Switch Plate of the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator  

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The 1-MW High Voltage Converter Modulators [1] have operated in excess of 250,000 hours at the Spallation Neutron Source. Increased demands on the accelerator performance require increased modulator reliability. An effort is underway at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to redesign the modulator H-bridge switch plate with the goals of increasing reliability and performance [2]. The major difference between the SLAC design and the existing design is the use of press-pack IGBTs. Compared to other packaging options, these IGBTs have been shown to have increased performance in pulsed-power applications, have increased cooling capability, and do not fragment and disassemble during a fault event. An overview of the SLAC switch plate redesign is presented. Design steps including electrical modeling of the modulator and H-bridge, development of an integrated IGBT clamping mechanism, and fault tests are discussed. Experimental results will be presented comparing electrical performance of the SLAC switch plate to the existing switchplate under normal and fault conditions.

Kemp, M.A.; Burkhart, C.; Nguyen, M.N.; /SLAC; Anderson, D.E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

328

Rolling contact fatigue in high vacuum using ion plated nickel-copper-silver solid lubrication  

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Ion plated, nickel-copper-silver coated steel ball bearings that were tested in rolling contact fatigue (RCF) experiments in high vacuum are presented in this article. ANSI T5 ball bearings were coated with approximately 10 nm of nickel-copper followed by 100 nm of silver using a dc ion plating process. The balls were then tested for RCF in vacuum in the 10{sup -7} Torr range at 130 Hz rotational speed and at 4.1 GPa Hertzian contact stress. The significance of this work is in the extension of RCF testing to an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) application using silver as a lubricant instead of oil. The effects of pressure and voltage on the ion plating process were also investigated using scanning electron microscopy and RCF life testing in UHV. Test results with a ball size of 5/16 in. in UHV show that deposition at voltages greater than 2.5 kV shortens the RCF life and introduces a unique failure mode. Voltage and pressure fluctuations during the deposition process result in significant thickness monitor measurement errors as well. A regulator control scheme that minimizes the process pressure overshoot is also simulated.

Danyluk, Mike; Dhingra, Anoop [Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211-3029 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

329

The effects of texture and strain on the r-value of heavy gauge tantalum plate  

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Previous work by other researches suggest that the r-values measured from thick-gauge tantalum plate do not correspond to the predicted r-values calculated from ODF coefficients. To understand this behavior, bulk texture analysis using neutron diffraction techniques was conducted on annealed samples of Ta and Ta-2.5W plate: the pure tantalum exhibited a primary {l_brace}111{r_brace} type texture whereas the alloy contained a cube texture. For the pure tantalum, the r-values calculated from the texture of as-annealed and the deformed specimens were similar and correlated well with measured data. The r-value of the Ta-2.5W exhibited a greater degree of strain-sensitivity, such that the calculated r-values based on the initial texture did not represent those calculated or measured after tensile deformation. Strain sensitivity of r-values in Ta and Ta-2.5W plates is related to the generation of a <{bar 1}10> fiber texture during deformation.

Michaluk, C. [Cabot Performance Materials, Boyertown, PA (United States); Bingert, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Choi, C.S. [US Army, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). ARDEC

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Protective nitride formation on stainless steel alloys for proton exchange membrane fuel cell bipolar plates  

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Gas nitridation has shown excellent promise to form dense, electrically conductive and corrosion-resistant Cr-nitride surface layers on Ni-Cr base alloys for use as proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) bipolar plates. Due to the high cost of nickel, Fe-base bipolar plate alloys are needed to meet the cost targets for many PEMFC applications. Unfortunately, nitridation of Fe-base stainless steel alloys typically leads to internal Cr-nitride precipitation rather than the desired protective surface nitride layer formation, due to the high permeability of nitrogen in these alloys. This paper reports the finding that it is possible to form a continuous, protective Cr-nitride (CrN and Cr{sub 2}N) surface layer through nitridation of Fe-base stainless steel alloys. The key to form a protective Cr-nitride surface layer was found to be the initial formation of oxide during nitridation, which prevented the internal nitridation typically observed for these alloys, and resulted in external Cr-nitride layer formation. The addition of V to the alloy, which resulted in the initial formation of V{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}, was found to enhance this effect, by making the initially formed oxide more amenable to subsequent nitridation. The Cr-nitride surface layer formed on model V-modified Fe-27Cr alloys exhibited excellent corrosion resistance and low interfacial contact resistance under simulated PEMFC bipolar plate conditions.

Yang, Bing [ORNL; Brady, Michael P [ORNL; Wang, Heli [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Turner, John [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Young, David J [ORNL; Tortorelli, Peter F [ORNL; Payzant, E Andrew [ORNL; Walker, Larry R [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Pilot scale ultrasound enabled plate heat exchanger – its design and potential to prevent biofouling  

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Abstract A pilot scale 100-150 L/h plate heat exchanger (PHE) was retrofitted with ultrasound transducers without changing the main PHE design. The ultrasound enabled PHE (UPHE) and parallel split stream reference PHE (RPHE) were used to investigate the potential of ultrasound to prevent biofouling during processing of cheese milk inoculated with 103 CFU/mL Streptococcus thermophilus (TRS). Scanning laser vibrometry measurements showed that, for a 15-plate package, ultrasound conditions of 20 kHz and 70 W produced vibration magnitudes in the range of 500 – 1200 nm, corresponding to the size of the TRS. In one experiment, application of these ultrasound conditions was found to delay the onset of increase in product outlet TRS concentration by 3 h compared to the RPHE. Application of conditions where only micro-streaming occurred showed no effect on biofouling. The experimental result is a first indication that surface vibrations of the same order magnitude as the adhering microorganism may be a mechanism by which ultrasound can prevent biofouling in plate heat exchangers.

Natalie E. Hotrum; Peter de Jong; J. Coen Akkerman; Martijn B. Fox

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Visualization of the sound field generated by a plate?cavity coupled system using acoustic holography  

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In most cases of structural?acoustic problems it is reasonable to assume that structural vibration is not influenced by the surrounding fluid. In these cases the vibration of the structure is solved first then the radiation sound field is calculated by simply applying the Kirchhoff–Helmholtz integral equation. However this assumption is no longer satisfied when structural stiffness is small or fluid impedance is comparable to it. In this situation the vibration and acoustic fields are to be solved simultaneously. Although many researchers have studied this structural?acoustic coupling problem there are still difficulties in solving the problem analytically or even numerically. In this study visualization of sound field by a geometrically simple system (plate?cavity coupled system) is performed experimentally in order to figure out the coupling mechanism between fluid and structure. The system is excited by a speaker and both internal and external sound pressures are measured. The acoustic holographic method is used to estimate the sound field. The results exhibit that there are frequencies where both plate and cavity are strongly coupled as well as ones where the plate can be considered rigid. Visualization that shows acoustic power flow between the internal cavity and external field enables us to understand the fluid?structure coupling mechanism.

Sea?Moon Kim; Yang?Hann Kim

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

A general theory of scattering by thin interface layers, plates, and shells.  

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In recent years there have been a number of attempts to model the effect of thin interface layers on the scattering and transmission of sound by bodies submerged in a continuous medium. Interface layers or coatings occur in numerous engineering acoustic applications. For example when two solid bodies are bonded together the adhesive or the imperfect fusion region will generally introduce an acoustic mismatch with both partners. Similarly the use of austenitic cladding as a protection against corrosion creates an analogous problem except that here the layer should be thought of as being fused to the surface of the material. In underwater and aeroacoustics the fluid–solid interactions with a shell or plate are often modeled using the Euler–Bernoulli thin plate theory. As far as the scattering problem here is concerned the thin plate equation appears as an ‘‘effective boundary condition’’ relating the transverse displacement to the fluid pressure. Similarly a thin interface layer between two solids is also modeled by some effective boundary condition. A typical approach is to assume that the layer is characterized by interfacial mass spring and damping constants. The latter are estimated by comparing the predictions of the model with the exact solutions to certain statical canonical problems. The difficulty with this approach is that generally it is not self?consistent. In other words if the spring constant is calculated so that the predictions of the model agree well with certain exact solutions at ‘‘normal incidence ’’ say then it is usually not the case that they give agreement under different loading conditions. Similarly in the fluid–solid interaction problem the Euler–Bernoulli theory gives a correct approximation to the dispersion relation for leaky antisymmetric Rayleigh–Lamb waves in a fluid?loaded thin plate but incorrectly predicts the transmission and reflection of a plane wave by such a plate in the fluid! In this paper these problems are addressed by developing a rational approximation scheme for an arbitrary thin layer immersed in a contrasting matrix. a)The author is currently on leave from The Department of Mathematics University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL U.K.

Gerry Wickham

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

3D Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow analysis in plate-fin and tube heat exchangers with electrohydrodynamic enhancement  

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Three-dimensional laminar fluid flow and heat transfer over a four-row plate-fin and tube heat exchanger with electrohydrodynamic (EHD) wire electrodes...V E...=0–16 kV) are investigated in detail...

Chia-Wen Lin; Jiin-Yuh Jang

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Numerical model of mixed convection heat transfer between a series of vertical parallel plates with planar heat sources  

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uniform velocity profile. The bottom surface of the plate was set to the inlet flow temperature. The Boussinesq approximation was invoked to account for the variations in fluid density. The computational domain was extended beyond the channel exit, which...

Watson, James Christopher

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

336

Review of solar thermoelectric energy conversion and analysis of a two cover flat-plate solar collector  

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The process of solar thermoelectric energy conversion was explored through a review of thermoelectric energy generation and solar collectors. Existing forms of flat plate collectors and solar concentrators were surveyed. ...

Hasan, Atiya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Environmental Friendly Crush-Magnetic Separation Technology for Recycling Metal-Plated Plastics from End-of-Life Vehicles  

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Metal-plated plastics (MPP), which are important from the standpoint of aesthetics or even performance, are increasingly employed in a wide variety of situations in the automotive industry. Serious environmental problems will be caused if they are not ...

Mianqiang Xue; Jia Li; Zhenming Xu

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

338

A new sensor concept for simultaneous measurement of pressure, temperature and thickness of plate structures using modified wave propagation theory  

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-Acousto Photonic Non-Destructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) is employed to remotely initiate and acquire interrogating ultrasonic waves. Parameters including pressure, temperature and plate thickness are determined through exploring the dispersion features...

Lo, Tzu-Wei

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Determination of energy release rate and mode mix in three-dimensional layered structures using plate theory  

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A plate theory-based method for determining energy release rates is presented for general loadings ... which certain other restrictions apply. Predictions for energy release rate and mode mix for typical problems...

Barry D. Davidson; LiJie Yu; Hurang Hu

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

The influence of predation and substratal complexity on recruitment to settlement plates: a test of the theory of alternative states  

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There are radical differences between the benthic communities occupying subtidal hard substrata at Marcus and Malgas Islands on the South African west coast, even although the islands are closely situated and experience similar physical conditions. Experimental settlement plates were installed at both islands to examine the process of succession by the benthos and as a partial test of the hypothesis that the two communities are alternative states of the same ecosystem. The plates were of different types of substrata of varying complexity, and half were caged to exclude predators while the remainder were left unprotected. The results indicate that predation by the abundant rock lobster Jasus lalandii is the main force maintaining the sublittoral community at Malgas Island. Because this major predator is virtually absent from Marcus Island, wave action and inter/intraspecific competition are considered more important in determining community structure there. At Malgas Island, unprotected plates became covered by algae within 4 months, thereby resembling the natural biota. In contrast, the protected plates at Malgas developed a community closely similar to that on the plates at Marcus Island, showing that, when protection is provided from rock lobsters, the community at Malgas has the capacity to converge on that of Marcus. In the absence of rock-lobster predation, plates which had pre-established mussels on them experienced the highest rate of recruitment and initially supported the largest variety of species. In the case of plates that experienced either extremely high or extremely low levels of predation, the complexity of the substratum ultimately had no influence on species richness: after 6 months richness was uniformly high on plates that were exposed to virtually no predation, and uniformly low on plates subjected to intense predation. Plates experiencing intermediate levels of predation consistently supported a higher number of species if they had a complex biotic substratum. At Malgas, the early colonists always comprised sessile space-occupying species which were established by larval settlement. At Marcus, postlarval juveniles and adults of mobile species rapidly moved onto the plates and influenced subsequent recruitment. These contrasts reflect the structure of the two communities which are determined by differing levels of rock-lobster predation.

A. Barkai; G.M. Branch

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autocatalytic silver-plating of aluminium radio frequency waveguides with autocatalytic nickel as the undercoat for space applications  

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Autocatalytic plating, a technique used for evenly coating contoured items with deep cavities, such as microwave components, irrespective of shape and size of the item to be plated, was used in this work to coat a radio frequency waveguide. In this work, a process sequence was developed for autocatalytic silver plating on aluminum base material with autocatalytic nickel as the undercoat. The thickness of the deposited silver depends on variables like temperature, concentration of silver ions in the electrolyte, and the pH of the solution. The influence of these variables was studied under different process conditions. Silver-coated rectangular plates were subjected to various tests, including a bend test, a heat resistance test, a thermal cycling test, a thermo vacuum test, a solderability test, and a humidity resistance test. Autocatalytic silver-coated RF waveguide WR28 was tested for insertion loss and return loss. Autocatalytic silver-plated rectangular plates and waveguides were found to withstand a simulated space environment.

Sharad Shukla; N Gomathi; Rene George

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Exergy method of optimisation of a wavy plate indirect evaporative cooler  

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The present paper deals with the performance optimisation of a wavy plate surface of indirect evaporative coolers with cooling capacities of 10, 25, 45 kW. Based on the minimum entropy generation rate and by applying a number of geometrical constraints, as well as using a search method, the optimum apparatus's dimensions and the secondary air discharge and the primary air mass flow rates are calculated. The numerical results show that, to increase the cooling load of an indirect evaporative cooler, the optimisation of the above mentioned parameters by this method can increase energy efficiency by up to 65%.

A. Abbassi; M. Aliehyaei

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Stripline microchannel plate image intensifier tubes (MCPTS) for nanosecond optical gating applications  

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Shuttering characteristics of low impedance stripline geometry microchannel plate image intensifier tubes (MCPTs) with 50% transmissive nickel undercoated S-20 photocathodes are discussed. Iris-free shutter sequences with 50 to 75 micron resolution at optical gate times of 500ps to 2ns were measured for typical samples from two manufacturers. Shutter sequences clearly showing gate pulse propagation velocities for this MCPT design when externally driven by impedance matched circuitry are contrasted with non-directional sequences obtained from unmatched coupling of the gate pulse. 7 refs., 7 figs.

Yates, G.J.; Jaramillo, S.A.; Zagarino, P.; Thomas, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Hard-x-ray microscopy with Fresnel zone plates reaches 40 nm Rayleigh resolution  

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Substantial improvements in the nanofabrication and characteristics of gold Fresnel zone plates yielded unprecedented resolution levels in hard-x-ray microscopy. Tests performed on a variety of specimens with 8-10 keV photons demonstrated a first-order lateral resolution below 40 nm based on the Rayleigh criterion. Combined with the use of a phase contrast technique, this makes it possible to view features in the 30 nm range; good-quality images can be obtained at video rate, down to 50 ms/frame. The important repercussions on materials science, nanotechnology, and the life sciences are discussed.

Chu, Y. S.; Yi, J. M.; De Carlo, F.; Shen, Q.; Lee, Wah-Keat [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Wu, H. J.; Wang, C. L.; Wang, J. Y.; Liu, C. J.; Wang, C. H. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Wu, S. R.; Chien, C. C. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Department of Engineering Science and System, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Hwu, Y. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Department of Engineering Science and System, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Institute of Optoelectronic Sciences, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan (China); National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Tkachuk, A.; Yun, W.; Feser, M. [Xradia Inc., 5052 Commercial Circle, Concord, California 94520 (United States); Liang, K. S. [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Yang, C. S. [Center for Nanomedicine, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli 350, Taiwan (China); Je, J. H. [X-ray Imaging Center, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Margaritondo, G. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

345

Droplets on Inclined Plates: Local and Global Hysteresis of Pinned Capillary Surfaces  

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Local contact line pinning prevents droplets from rearranging to minimal global energy, and models for droplets without pinning cannot predict their shape. We show that experiments are much better described by a theory, developed herein, that does account for the constrained contact line motion, using as example droplets on tilted plates. We map out their shapes in suitable phase spaces. For 2D droplets, the critical point of maximum tilt depends on the hysteresis range and Bond number. In 3D, it also depends on the initial width, highlighting the importance of the deposition history.

Michiel Musterd; Volkert van Steijn; Chris R. Kleijn; Michiel T. Kreutzer

2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

346

Axial thermal medium delivery tubes and retention plates for a gas turbine rotor  

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In a multi-stage turbine rotor, tubes are disposed in openings adjacent the rotor rim for flowing a thermal medium to rotor buckets and returning spent thermal medium. The tubes have axially spaced lands of predetermined wall thickness with thin-walled tube sections between the lands and of increasing thickness from the forward to the aft ends of the tubes. A pair of retention plates are carried on the aft end face of the aft wheel and straddle the tube and engage against a shoulder on the tube to preclude displacement of the tube in an aft direction.

Mashey, Thomas Charles (Coxsackie, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Plate Fin Heat Exchanger Model with Axial Conduction and Variable Properties  

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Future superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities, as part of Project X at Fermilab, will be cooled to superfluid helium temperatures by a cryogenic distribution system supplying cold supercritical helium. To reduce vapor fraction during the final Joule-Thomson (J-T) expansion into the superfluid helium cooling bath, counter-flow, plate-fin heat exchangers will be utilized. Due to their compact size and ease of fabrication, plate-fin heat exchangers are an effective option. However, the design of compact and high-effectiveness cryogenic heat exchangers operating at liquid helium temperatures requires consideration of axial heat conduction along the direction of flow, in addition to variable fluid properties. Here we present a numerical model that includes the effects of axial conduction and variable properties for a plate fin heat exchanger. The model is used to guide design decisions on heat exchanger material choice and geometry. In addition, the J-T expansion process is modeled with the heat exchanger to analyze the effect of heat load and cryogenic supply parameters. A numerical model that includes the effects of axial conduction and variable properties for a plate fin heat exchanger was developed and the effect of various design parameters on overall heat exchanger size was investigated. It was found that highly conductive metals should be avoided in the design of compact JT heat exchangers. For the geometry considered, the optimal conductivity is around 3.5 W/m-K and can range from 0.3-10 W/m-K without a large loss in performance. The model was implemented with an isenthalpic expansion process. Increasing the cold side inlet temperature from 2K to 2.2 K decreased the liquid fraction from 0.856 to 0.839 which corresponds to a 0.12 g/s increase in supercritical helium supply needed to maintain liquid level in the cooling bath. Lastly, it was found that the effectiveness increased when the heat load was below the design value. Therefore, the heat exchanger should be sized on the high end of the required heat load.

Hansen, B.J.; White, M.J.; Klebaner, A.; /Fermilab

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

348

Study on Electro-Polishing Process by Niobium-Plate Sample With Artificial Pits  

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The Electro-polishing (EP) process is the best candidate of final surface-treatment for the production of ILC cavities. Nevertheless, the development of defects on the inner-surface of the Superconducting RF cavity during EP process has not been studied by experimental method. We made artificial pits on the surface of a Nb-plate sample and observed the development of the pit-shapes after each step of 30um-EP process where 120um was removed by EP in total. This article describes the results of this EP-test of Nb-sample with artificial pits.

T. Saeki, H. Hayano, S. Kato, M. Nishiwaki, M. Sawabe, W.A. Clemens, R.L. Geng, R. Manus, P.V. Tyagi

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

The transfer of heat and mass to a vertical plate under frosting conditions  

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EFRictEer aF . ~A i~, TRAJJJ'SFyR JJYC TR T~E- i I I CALCULA TEP- ? -- e EXPERIVEA' TA L ? A REFERS TCJ SAQPL E CQLCCI'( A TICi I 4 4 l$4p rrrJ-i obt~inei& rem~i?ed . Ln the vicinity of 1. 7 St&a/ft '-'-"-h&. ( ' ee g i-"UI'. 1 ' j 'jvri' j "', h...THE TRAESFPIR OF HEAT . 'ND NASH 10 A VERTICAL PLATE UNDER FROSTING CONDITIONS A Thesis Louis Joseph Poth, Jr. Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Nechanioal College of Texas in partial fulfili ment of the requirements...

Poth, Louis Joseph

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Measurement of the Short-Range Attractive Force between Ge Plates Using a Torsion Balance  

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We have measured the short-range attractive force between crystalline Ge plates, and found contributions from both the Casimir force and an electrical force possibly generated by surface patch potentials. Using a model of surface patch effects that generates an additional force due to a distance dependence of the apparent contact potential, the electrical force was parametrized using data at distances where the Casimir force is relatively small. Extrapolating this model, to provide a correction to the measured force at distances less than 5 {mu}m, shows a residual force that is in agreement, within experimental uncertainty, with five models that have been used to calculate the Casimir force.

Kim, W. J.; Sushkov, A. O.; Lamoreaux, S. K. [Yale University, Department of Physics, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States); Dalvit, D. A. R. [Theoretical Division, MS B213, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2009-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

351

Properties of Guided Waves in Composite Plates, and Implications for NDE  

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Guided waves are potentially very useful for the rapid NDE of plate structures. In the aerospace industry in particular they have been proposed for the structural health monitoring of carbon fibre skin panels in either an active or a passive configuration. In an active configuration a guided wave is deliberately generated and then later received after it has travelled through the structure; in a passive configuration an acoustic emission sensor is used to listen to sound created by the structure itself. The successful development of these ideas depends on a good knowledge of the properties of the guided waves yet it has been found that the properties of guided waves in such materials are very much more complicated than those in a simple metal skin. The complications include steering of the direction of the group velocity by the anisotropy of the plate and attenuation because of damping of the matrix material and scattering by the fibres. The authors have studied these phenomena both analytically and experimentally. This paper presents an overview of the findings and identifies the key implications for practical developments of structural health monitoring techniques.

M. J. S. Lowe; G. Neau; M. Deschamps

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Acoustic boundary layer and acoustic radiation from a ribbed flat plate  

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The acoustic boundary?layer theory(patterned after the viscous boundary?layer theory) is derived by noting that for low frequencies where the structural wavelength is much less than the fluid acoustic wavelength there is a region about the vibrating structure which behaves as if the fluid was incompressible. The dimension of this region depends upon the particular conditions of the problem. In a paper presented by the author [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 62 S32(A) (1977)] the theory behind the acoustic boundary layer was developed and applied to simple unit problems. In this paper the near and the far field of a force driven plate is obtained by the use of the acoustic boundary?layer theory. Two different problems are addressed. In the first instance the structure is assumed to be homogeneous while in the second problem presented a rib is attached to the flat plate. In both instances the fully coupled fluid structure problem is solved and comparisons between the exact classical approach and the proposed theory are discussed.

Mauro Pierucci

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Method of producing exfoliated graphite composite compositions for fuel cell flow field plates  

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A method of producing an electrically conductive composite composition, which is particularly useful for fuel cell bipolar plate applications. The method comprises: (a) providing a supply of expandable graphite powder; (b) providing a supply of a non-expandable powder component comprising a binder or matrix material; (c) blending the expandable graphite with the non-expandable powder component to form a powder mixture wherein the non-expandable powder component is in the amount of between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the powder mixture; (d) exposing the powder mixture to a temperature sufficient for exfoliating the expandable graphite to obtain a compressible mixture comprising expanded graphite worms and the non-expandable component; (e) compressing the compressible mixture at a pressure within the range of from about 5 psi to about 50,000 psi in predetermined directions into predetermined forms of cohered graphite composite compact; and (f) treating the so-formed cohered graphite composite to activate the binder or matrix material thereby promoting adhesion within the compact to produce the desired composite composition. Preferably, the non-expandable powder component further comprises an isotropy-promoting agent such as non-expandable graphite particles. Further preferably, step (e) comprises compressing the mixture in at least two directions. The method leads to composite plates with exceptionally high thickness-direction electrical conductivity.

Zhamu, Aruna; Shi, Jinjun; Guo, Jiusheng; Jang, Bor Z

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

354

Numerical and experimental investigation of buoyancy effects in a plate heat exchanger  

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This paper presents an experimental and numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic and thermal fields in a two-channel chevron-type plate heat exchanger (PHE) under mixed convection conditions. Eight pairs of experiments were performed, with water on both sides, with Reynolds number varying between approximately 100 and 400. Each pair consisted of two experiments: one with aiding mixed convection and the other with opposing mixed convection conditions. The temperature distributions on the end-plates, the outlet temperatures, the heat flux and the Nusselt number obtained in the two positions of the PHE were compared. A validation of the numerical model in this flow regime has been made in order to analyze numerically the pressure losses and the flow structure. Comparisons of the experimental data obtained for the fluid outlet temperatures, heat transfer rate and Nusselt number showed that the heat transfer is improved under aiding mixed convection conditions. The numerical data analysis shows that opposing mixed convection deteriorates the symmetry of the flow distribution inside the PHE's channels and that aiding buoyancy forces cause higher pressure losses.

Iulian Gherasim; Matthew Taws; Nicolas Galanis; Cong Tam Nguyen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Standard Test Method for Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation of Plating/Coating Processes and Service Environments  

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1.1 This test method describes mechanical test methods and defines acceptance criteria for coating and plating processes that can cause hydrogen embrittlement in steels. Subsequent exposure to chemicals encountered in service environments, such as fluids, cleaning treatments or maintenance chemicals that come in contact with the plated/coated or bare surface of the steel, can also be evaluated. 1.2 This test method is not intended to measure the relative susceptibility of different steels. The relative susceptibility of different materials to hydrogen embrittlement may be determined in accordance with Test Method F1459 and Test Method F1624. 1.3 This test method specifies the use of air melted AISI E4340 steel per SAE AMS-S-5000 (formerly MIL-S-5000) heat treated to 260 – 280 ksi (pounds per square inch x 1000) as the baseline. This combination of alloy and heat treat level has been used for many years and a large database has been accumulated in the aerospace industry on its specific response to exposure...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Paleomagnetism of Midway Atoll lavas and northward movement of the Pacific plate  

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Two deep drill holes through the reef limestones of Midway Atoll penetrated 120 m and 19 m of basaltic lavas that were dated by the \\{KAr\\} method at 18 my. Inclinations of natural remanent magnetization have been measured in 173 specimens cut from 57 core samples from 13 of the lava flows. The mean paleomagnetic inclination is27.6° ± 6.8°, corresponding to a paleolatitude of14.7° ± 4.2°. The present latitude of Midway is 28°, suggesting a northward component of motion of the Pacific plate of approximately 13° or 1400 km in the last 18 my. The paleolatitude of Midway is thus not significantly different from the present latitude (19°) of the active volcanic island of Hawaii. The paleomagnetic data from the Midway basalts thus support the hypothesis of Wilson and Morgan that volcanic heat sources are fixed with respect to the Earth's mantle below the asthenosphere and their apparent migration with time is due to plate motion.

Sherman Grommé; F.J. Vine

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Experimental investigation of highly effective plate-fin heat exchanger surfaces  

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Results are presented of an experimental investigation of a new convective rational heat transfer augmentation law in plate-fin heat exchanger surfaces. This law is characterized by Nu/Nusm ? ?/?sm by comparing channels (heat transfer surfaces) with vortex promoters with similar smooth channels at equal Reynolds numbers. For experimental confirmation and investigation of this law, heat exchanger cores having three different plate-fin surfaces were developed and manufactured. Two surfaces are formed by short offset channels (interrupted surfaces) of equilateral triangular and rectangular cross sections. The third surface has channels of isosceles triangular cross sections, with transverse projections and grooves along the channel length direction. The experimental results and correlations are reported for the three surfaces. The experiments were conducted in a wind tunnel with specially developed precise instrumentation that ensured experimental uncertainties of ?? = ± 2.3% and ?Re = 1.7% at a 0.997 confidence level. Analysis of the results indicated that the fundamental character and causes limiting rational heat transfer augmentation to Nu/Nusm ? ?/?sm depend upon the heat transfer surface configuration. This paper consolidates the author's research on the subject reported in the Russian language over the last 25 years.

E.V. Dubrovsky

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

A design-for-environment study for plating processes -- Evaluations of wastewater precipitation and separation technologies  

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A wastewater pollution prevention study was performed for two plating processes. This study included wastewater precipitation process analysis, and evaluation of separation and recycling alternatives. The pollution prevention opportunity assessment goals are: to reduce and reuse wastewater, to develop a design-for-environment plating process, and to conduct a material life-cycle analysis (LCA) for selected materials and with well-defined boundary. From an analysis of coordination chemistry and a series of precipitation process tests, it was found that treatment with optimized pH and mixing rate, proper coprecipitants (such as iron salts), and chemical dosages were needed to dissociate metal ions from the chelated complexes (Cu-EDTA) in the wastewater. In this study, reverse osmosis and ion exchange, separation/recycling technologies were also evaluated. A water reclamation project with these two technologies was implemented. The analysis indicated, that with recycling systems, 33% of the wastewater could be reclaimed and more than 90% of reduction of copper in wastewater was achieved. With the LCA, a greener approach was implemented to reduce the wasted parts disposal problems.

Chang, L.Y. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Curved Image-Plate Detector System for High-Resolution Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction  

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The developed curved image plate (CIP) is a one-dimensional detector which simultaneously records high-resolution X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns over a 38.7 2{theta} range. In addition, an on-site reader enables rapid extraction, transfer and storage of X-ray intensity information in {le}30 s, and further qualifies this detector to study kinetic processes in materials science. The CIP detector can detect and store X-ray intensity information linearly proportional to the incident photon flux over a dynamical range of about five orders of magnitude. The linearity and uniformity of the CIP detector response is not compromised in the unsaturated regions of the image plate, regardless of saturation in another region. The speed of XRD data acquisition together with excellent resolution afforded by the CIP detector is unique and opens up wide possibilities in materials research accessible through X-ray diffraction. This article presents details of the basic features, operation and performance of the CIP detector along with some examples of applications, including high-temperature XRD.

Sarin, P.; Haggerty, R; Yoon, W; Knapp, M; Berghaeuser, A; Zschack, P; Karapetrova, E; Yang, N; Kriven, W

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

The use of parallel?plate regenerators in thermoacoustic?Stirling engines  

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The regenerator is a key element in a thermoacoustic?Stirling engine. Typically it is made by stacking up many layers of fine?mesh stainless?steel screen. With a high heat capacity and a typical pore size much smaller than the thermal penetration depth it provides a nearly isothermal environment at the acoustic frequency. By almost eliminating the temperature oscillations of the gas in it the regenerator minimizes the unwanted enthalpy flux from the hot heat exchanger to ambient heat exchanger and keeps the engine’s efficiency high. However the small pore size also causes a significant amount of viscous dissipation which lowers the efficiency. A regenerator made of parallel plates can be designed to provide the same heat transfer properties as a screen regenerator with much lower viscous dissipation. By replacing a screen based regenerator with a carefully constructed parallel?plate regenerator the acoustic power output of a thermoacoustic?Stirling engine is nearly doubled with significant increases in efficiency at high amplitudes. [Work funded by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences within the U.S. DOE.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of gadolinium from high flux isotope reactor control plates. [Alternative method  

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Gadolinium-153 is an important radioisotope used in the diagnosis of various bone disorders. Recent medical and technical developments in the detection and cure of osteoporosis, a bone disease affecting an estimated 50 million people, have greatly increased the demand for this isotope. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has produced /sup 153/Gd since 1980 primarily through the irradiation of a natural europium-oxide powder followed by the chemical separation of the gadolinium fraction from the europium material. Due to the higher demand for /sup 153/Gd, an alternative production method to supplement this process has been investigated. This process involves the extraction of gadolinium from the europium-bearing region of highly radioactive, spent control plates used at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) with a subsequent re-irradiation of the extracted material for the production of the /sup 153/Gd. Based on the results of experimental and calculational analyses, up to 25 grams of valuable gadolinium (greater than or equal to60% enriched in /sup 152/Gd) resides in the europium-bearing region of the HFIR control components of which 70% is recoverable. At a specific activity yield of 40 curies of /sup 153/Gd for each gram of gadolinium re-irradiated, 700 one-curie sources can be produced from each control plate assayed.

Kohring, M.W.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam quality corrections for parallel-plate ion chambers in electron reference dosimetry  

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Current dosimetry protocols (AAPM, IAEA, IPEM, DIN) recommend parallel-plate ionization chambers for dose measurements in clinical electron beams. This study presents detailed Monte Carlo simulations of beam quality correction factors for four different types of parallel-plate chambers: NACP-02, Markus, Advanced Markus and Roos. These chambers differ in constructive details which should have notable impact on the resulting perturbation corrections, hence on the beam quality corrections. The results reveal deviations to the recommended beam quality corrections given in the IAEA TRS-398 protocol in the range of 0%–2% depending on energy and chamber type. For well-guarded chambers, these deviations could be traced back to a non-unity and energy-dependent wall perturbation correction. In the case of the guardless Markus chamber, a nearly energy-independent beam quality correction is resulting as the effects of wall and cavity perturbation compensate each other. For this chamber, the deviations to the recommended values are the largest and may exceed 2%. From calculations of type-B uncertainties including effects due to uncertainties of the underlying cross-sectional data as well as uncertainties due to the chamber material composition and chamber geometry, the overall uncertainty of calculated beam quality correction factors was estimated to be

K Zink; J Wulff

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface-activated microtiter-plate microarray for simultaneous CRP quantification and viral antibody detection  

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Microarrays are widely used in high-throughput DNA and RNA hybridization tests and recently adopted to protein and small molecule interaction studies in basic research and diagnostics. Parallel detection of serum antibodies and antigens has several potential applications in epidemiologic research, vaccine development, and in the diagnosis of allergies, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases. This study demonstrates an immobilization method for immunoassay-based microarray in conventional 96-well polystyrene plates for a serologic diagnostic method combined with quantitative C-reactive protein (CRP) assay. A synthetic peptide (HIV-1), a recombinant protein (Puumala hantavirus nucleocapsid), and purified virus preparations (Sindbis and adenoviruses) were used as antigens for virus-specific antibody detection and monoclonal anti-CRP antibody for antigen detection. The microarray was based on conventional enzyme immunoassays and densitometry from photographed results. Peptide and recombinant antigens functioned well, while whole virus antigens gave discrepant results in 1 out of 23 samples from the reference method, tested with human sera with various antibody responses. The CRP results were in concordance in the concentration range 0.5–150 mg/L with 2 commercially available CRP assays: ReaScan rapid test (R2 = 0.9975) and Cobas 6000 analyzer (R2 =0.9595). The results indicate that microtiter plates provide a promising platform for further development of microarrays for parallel antibody and antigen detection.

Sari M. Viitala; Anne J. Jääskeläinen; Eira Kelo; Helena Sirola; Kirsi Moilanen; Jukka Suni; Antti Vaheri; Olli Vapalahti; Ale Närvänen

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Investigation of power battery thermal management by using mini-channel cold plate  

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Abstract In order to guarantee the safety and extend the cycle life of Li-ion power batteries within electric vehicles, a mini-channel cold plate-based battery thermal management system is designed to cool a rectangular Li-ion battery. A three-dimensional thermal model of the cooling system was established and the effects of number of channels, flow direction, inlet mass flow rate and ambient temperature on temperature rise and distribution of the battery during the discharge process were investigated. The results suggest that the maximum temperature of the battery decreases with increases in the number of channels and inlet mass flow rate. The effect of flow direction on cooling performance was smaller after mass flow rate increased. The cooling performance improved with the increase of inlet mass flow rate but the increasing trend became smaller, and the mass flow rate as 5 × 10?4 kg s?1 was optimal. The simulation results will be useful for the design of mini-channel cold plate-based battery thermal management system.

Yutao Huo; Zhonghao Rao; Xinjian Liu; Jiateng Zhao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the use of computed radiography plates for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy dose distributions  

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Purpose: As traditional film is phased out in most radiotherapy centers, computed radiography (CR) systems are increasingly being purchased as a replacement. CR plates can be used for patient imaging, but may also be used for a variety of quality assurance (QA) purposes and can be calibrated in terms of dose. This study looks at their suitability for verification of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) dose distributions. Methods: A CR plate was calibrated in terms of the relative dose and the stability of response over 1 year was studied. The effect of exposing the CR plate to ambient light and of using different time delays before scanning was quantified. The CR plate was used to verify the relative dose distributions for ten IMRT patients and the results were compared to those obtained using a two dimensional (2D) diode array. Results: Exposing the CR plate to 10 s of ambient light between irradiation (174 cGy) and scanning erased approximately 80% of the signal. Changes in delay time between irradiation and scanning also affected the measurement results. The signal on the plate was found to decay at a rate of approximately 3.6 cGy/min in the first 10 min after irradiation. The use of a CR plate for IMRT patient-specific QA resulted in a significantly lower distance to agreement (DTA) and gamma pass rate than when using a 2D diode array for the measurement. This was primarily due to the over-response of the CR phosphor to low energy scattered radiation. For the IMRT QA using the CR plate, the average gamma pass rate was 97.3%. For the same IMRT QA using a diode array, the average gamma pass rate was 99.7%. The gamma criteria used were 4% dose difference and 4 mm DTA for head and neck treatments and 3% dose difference and 3 mm DTA for prostate treatments. The gamma index tolerance was 1. The lowest 10% of the dose distribution was excluded from all gamma and DTA analyses. Conclusions: Although the authors showed that CR plates can be used for patient specific IMRT QA, the practical problems such as the over-response to low energy scatter and signal fading with light exposure and time mean that alternative detectors such as radiochromic film or diode arrays will be a more sensible choice for most radiotherapy departments.

Day, R. A.; Sankar, A. P.; Nailon, W. H.; MacLeod, A. S. [Department of Oncology Physics, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU (United Kingdom)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modelling of a magnetic fluid-based squeeze film between rotating transversely rough curved circular plates  

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An attempt has been made to analyse the behaviour of a magnetic fluid-based squeeze film between two curved rough rotating circular plates when the curved upper plate lying along a surface determined by hyperbolic function approaches the curved lower plate along the surface governed by a secant function. The concerned Reynolds equation is solved with appropriate boundary conditions in dimensionless form to get the pressure distribution. The results show that the bearing system records a considerably enhanced performance as compared to that of the bearing system working with a conventional lubricant. This investigation suggests that although the bearing suffers owing to transverse roughness in general, there are some scopes for getting a relatively better performance in the case of negatively skewed roughness by properly choosing curvature parameters and the rotation ratio. Interestingly enough this positive effect further enhances especially when negative variance is involved.

G.M. Deheri; Nikhilkumar Abhangi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute Calibration of Image Plate for electrons at energy between 100 keV and 4 MeV  

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The authors measured the absolute response of image plate (Fuji BAS SR2040) for electrons at energies between 100 keV to 4 MeV using an electron spectrometer. The electron source was produced from a short pulse laser irradiated on the solid density targets. This paper presents the calibration results of image plate Photon Stimulated Luminescence PSL per electrons at this energy range. The Monte Carlo radiation transport code MCNPX results are also presented for three representative incident angles onto the image plates and corresponding electron energies depositions at these angles. These provide a complete set of tools that allows extraction of the absolute calibration to other spectrometer setting at this electron energy range.

Chen, H; Back, N L; Eder, D C; Ping, Y; Song, P M; Throop, A

2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply of 5 mm depleted-uranium plates for the UA1 experiment  

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Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply of 5 mm depleted-uranium plates for the UA1 experiment

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Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply of 5 mm depleted-uranium plates for the UA1 calorimeter upgrading  

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Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply of 5 mm depleted-uranium plates for the UA1 calorimeter upgrading

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Ductile fracture toughness of modified A 302 Grade B Plate materials, data analysis. Volume 1  

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The goal of this work was to develop ductile fracture toughness data in the form of J-R curves for modified A302 grade B plate materials typical of those used in reactor pressure vessels. A previous experimental study on one heat of A302 grade B plate showed decreasing J-R curves with increased specimen thickness. This characteristic has not been observed in tests made on recent production materials of A533 grade B and A508 class 2 pressure vessel steels. It was unknown if the departure from norm for the material was a generic characteristic for all heats of A302 grade B steels or unique to that particular plate. Seven heats of modified A302 grade B steel and one heat of vintage A533 grade B steel were tested for chemical content, tensile properties, Charpy transition temperature curves, drop-weight nil-ductility transition (NDT) temperature, and J-R curves. Tensile tests were made in the three principal orientations and at four temperatures, ranging from room temperature to 550F. Charpy V-notch transition temperature curves were obtained in longitudinal, transverse, and short transverse orientations. J-R curves were made using four specimen sizes (1/2T, 1T, 2T, and 4T). The fracture mechanics-based evaluation method covered three test orientations and three test temperatures (80, 400, and 550F). However, the coverage of these variables was contingent upon the amount of material provided. Drop-weight NDT temperature was determined for the T-L orientation only. None of the heats of modified A302 grade B showed size effects of any consequence on the J-R curve behavior. Crack orientation effects were present, but none were severe enough to be reported as atypical. A test temperature increase from 180 to 550F produced the usual loss in J-R curve fracture toughness. Generic J-R curves and curve fits were generated to represent each heat of material. This volume deals with the evaluation of data and the discussion of technical findings. 8 refs., 18 figs., 8 tabs.

McCabe, D.E.; Manneschmidt, E.T.; Swain, R.L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient Eddy Current Response Due to a Subsurface Crack in a Conductive Plate  

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Eddy current nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is usually carried out by exciting a time harmonic field using an inductive probe. However, a viable alternative is to use transient eddy current NDE in which a current pulse in a driver coil produces a transient .eld in a conductor that decays at a rate dependent on the conductivity and the permeability of the material and the coil configuration. By using transient eddy current, it is possible to estimate the properties of the conductive medium and to locate and size potential .aws from the measured probe response. The fundamental study described in this dissertation seeks to establish a theoretical understanding of the transient eddy current NDE. Compared with the Fourier transform method, the derived analytical formulations are more convenient when the transient eddy current response within a narrow time range is evaluated. The theoretical analysis provides a valuable tool to study the effect of layer thickness, location of defect, crack opening as well as the optimization of probe design. Analytical expressions have been developed to evaluate the transient response due to eddy currents in a conductive plate based on two asymptotic series. One series converges rapidly for a short time regime and the other for a long time regime and both of them agree with the results calculated by fast Fourier transform over all the times considered. The idea of asymptotic expansion is further applied to determine the induced electromotive force (EMF) in a pick-up coil due to eddy currents in a cylindrical rod. Starting from frequency domain representation, a quasi-static time domain dyadic Green's function for an electric source in a conductive plate has been derived. The resulting expression has three parts; a free space term, multiple image terms and partial reflection terms. The dyadic Green's function serves as the kernel of an electric field integral equation which defines the interaction of an ideal crack with the transient eddy currents in a conductive plate. The crack response is found using the reciprocity theorem. Good agreement is observed between the predictions of the magnetic field due to the crack and experimental measurements.

Fangwei Fu

2006-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the energy dependence of the detection efficiency of a microchannel plate for low energy H?? ions  

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to calibrate the ion source for the microchannel plate measurements a faraday cup was installed and the ion current was measured versus the energy of the ion beam. For the MCP studies the microchannel plate was set up in the counting mode. The dark count... with two opposite holes to let the electron beam pass through. The beam can be monitored by a faraday cup (6) which is biased by a battery at low positive voltage (+20 V) to reject positively charged particles. When the device is placed in vacuum...

Holzscheiter, Karin Elisabeth Martha

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A photoelastic stress analysis of a flat circular plate simply supported and subjected to a concentrated load at the center  

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LIBRARy 4 4 III coI I BGv IIf Tf4 A PHOTOELASTIC STRESS ANALYSIS OF A FLAT CIRCULAR PLATE SIWPLY SUPPORTED AND SUBJECTED TO A CONCENTRATED LOAD AT THE CENTERS A Thesis By Joseph Lloyd Fulbright Submitted to the Graduate School... of the Agricultural and Wechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Way 1958 Wa)or Sub]ect& Wechanical Engineering A PHOTOELASTIC STRESS ANALYSIS OF A FLAT CIRCULAR PLATE SIMPLY SUPPORTED...

Fulbright, Joseph Lloyd

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanism of the drilling of holes in vertical metallic plates by cw CO{sub 2} laser radiation  

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The possibility of making a hole in a vertical plate with the aid of laser radiation at a surface temperature not exceeding the boiling point is analysed neglecting the vapour pressure. The mechanism of the degradation of the liquid layer involving a reduction of its thickness, as a result of the redistribution of the molten mass owing to the operation of the force of gravity and of thermocapillary convection, is examined. The theoretical dependence of the critical size of the molten zone on the plate thickness is obtained and a comparison is made with experimental data. (interaction of laser radiation with matter. laser plasma)

Likhanskii, V V; Loboiko, A I; Antonova, G F; Krasyukov, A G; Sayapin, V P [State Research Center of Russian Federation 'Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research', Troitsk, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

1999-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating Collectors  

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Solar Radiation Data Manual Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating Collectors NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefuleness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply iots endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not

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Mathematical modeling of evaporative cooling of moisture bearing epoxy composite plates  

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11 Non-dimensional nodal plot (NN=20) 60 12 Flow chart for FE model of nonlinear coupled heat and mass transfer analysis 63 13 Diffusion coefficients vs. temperature 67 14 Surface temperature (z=L) vs. time (T? =90?C, h=60 W.../m2?C, M0=0%) 70 15 Surface temperature (z=L) vs. time (T? =90?C, h=60 W/m2?C, M0=5%) 71 16 Heat flux contributions at plate surface (z=L) vs. time (T? =90?C, h=60 W/m2?C, D0=0.5269 m2/s, M0=5%) 72 xi FIGURE Page 17...

Payette, Gregory Steven

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A computer model for the transient analysis of compact research reactors with plate type fuel  

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A coupled neutronics and core thermal-hydraulic performance model has been developed for the analysis of plate type U-Al fueled high-flux research reactor transients. The model includes point neutron kinetics, one-dimensional, non-homogeneous, equilibrium two-phase flow and beat transfer with provision for subcooled boiling, and spatially averaged one-dimensional beat conduction. The feedback from core regions other than the fuel elements is included by employing a lumped parameter approach. Partial differential equations are discretized in space and the combined equation set representing the model is converted to an initial value problem. A variable-order, variable-time-step time advancement scheme is used to solve these ordinary differential equations. The model is verified through comparisons with two other computer code results and partially validated against SPERT-II tests. It is also used to analyze a series of HFIR reactivity transients.

Sofu, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Dodds, H.L. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gantmakher-Kaner oscillations at 79 GHz in single-crystal copper plates  

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Thin plates of high-purity, single-crystal copper have been investigated with the microwave transmission technique at 79 GHz with the utilization of a magnetic field perpendicular to the sample surfaces and parallel to the ?100?, ?110?, and ?111? crystal axes. The observed Gantmakher-Kaner oscillations are compared with a theoretical model first proposed by Phillips, Baraff, and Schmidt to explain their data in copper at 35 GHz for a ?100? orientation. With the aid of their model we find two classes of signals: (a) those arising from a sharp cutoff of the topological effectiveness, and (b) those due to an extremal helical trajectory. The generally excellent agreement between observation and the predictions of the model for all three crystal orientations confirms the physical significance of the model, although it is lacking a rigorous mathematical derivation.

T. M. Hsu and G. L. Dunifer

1983-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vitrification of F006 plating waste sludge by Reactive Additive Stabilization Process (RASP)  

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Solidification into glass of nickel-on-uranium plating wastewater treatment plant sludge (F006 Mixed Waste) has been demonstrated at the Savannah River She (SRS). Vitrification using high surface area additives, the Reactive Additive Stabilization Process (RASP), greatly enhanced the solubility and retention of heavy metals In glass. The bench-scale tests using RASP achieved 76 wt% waste loading In both soda-lime-silica and borosilicate glasses. The RASP has been Independently verified by a commercial waste management company, and a contract awarded to vitrify the approximately 500,000 gallons of stored waste sludge. The waste volume reduction of 89% will greatly reduce the disposal costs, and delisting of the glass waste is anticipated. This will be the world`s first commercial-scale vitrification system used for environmental cleanup of Mixed Waste. Its stabilization and volume reduction abilities are expected to set standards for the future of the waste management Industry.

Martin, H.L.; Jantzen, C.M.; Pickett, J.B.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of Protective Nitride Surfaces for PEM Fuel Cell Metallic Bipolar Plates  

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Selective gas nitridation of model Ni-base alloys was used to form dense, electrically-conductive and corrosion-resistant nitride surface layers, including TiN, VN, CrN, Cr2N, as well as a complex NiNbVN phase. Evaluation for use as a protective surface for metallic bipolar plates in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) indicated that CrN/Cr2N base surfaces hold promise to meet Department of Energy (DOE) performance goals for automotive applications. The thermally grown CrN/Cr2N surface formed on model Ni-Cr base alloys exhibited good stability and low electrical resistance in single-cell fuel cell testing under simulated drive-cycle conditions. Recent results indicate that similar protective Cr-nitride surfaces can be formed on less expensive Fe-Cr base alloys potentially capable of meeting DOE cost goals.

Brady, Michael P [ORNL; Yang, Bing [ORNL; Wang, Heli [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Turner, John [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Wilson, Mahlon [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Garzon, Fernando [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pilot Search for Evidence of Extrasolar Earth-analog Plate Tectonics  

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Relative to calcium, both strontium and barium are markedly enriched in Earth's continental crust compared to the basaltic crusts of other differentiated rocky bodies within the solar system. Here, we both re-examine available archived Keck spectra to place upper bounds on n(Ba)/n(Ca) and revisit published results for n(Sr)/n(Ca) in two white dwarfs that have accreted rocky planetesimals. We find that at most only a small fraction of the pollution is from crustal material that has experienced the distinctive elemental enhancements induced by Earth-analog plate tectonics. In view of the intense theoretical interest in the physical structure of extrasolar rocky planets, this search should be extended to additional targets.

Jura, M; Xu, S; Young, E D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of carbon composite bipolar plate (BP) for vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)  

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Abstract A vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) is one of the most promising energy storage systems (ESSs) due to its safety, durability and scalability. However, high cost of its components has been obstacle for commercialization of VRFB. Especially, bipolar plates (BPs) which are the main components of VRFB, are fabricated using graphite, which increases not only its manufacturing cost, but also decreases the reliability of VFRB, especially for the large area BP due to the brittleness of graphite although the graphite has high electrical conductivity and chemical stability. In this work, a carbon composite BP for the VRFB has been developed optimally considering its electrical as well as chemical stabilities against strong acids. Charge/discharge tests of the VRFB using the developed carbon composite \\{BPs\\} were performed to observe its energy and voltage efficiencies, from which the durability of the composite BP was estimated.

Ki Hyun Kim; Bu Gi Kim; Dai Gil Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bipolar plate materials in molten carbonate fuel cells. Final CRADA report.  

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Advantages of implementation of power plants based on electrochemical reactions are successfully demonstrated in the USA and Japan. One of the msot promising types of fuel cells (FC) is a type of high temperature fuel cells. At present, thanks to the efforts of the leading countries that develop fuel cell technologies power plants on the basis of molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are really close to commercialization. One of the problems that are to be solved for practical implementation of MCFC and SOFC is a problem of corrosion of metal components of stacks that are assembled of a number of fuel cells. One of the major components of MCFC and SOFC stacks is a bipolar separator plate (BSP) that performs several functions - it is separation of reactant gas flows sealing of the joints between fuel cells, and current collection from the surface of electrodes. The goal of Task 1 of the project is to develop new cost-effective nickel coatings for the Russian 20X23H18 steel for an MCFC bipolar separator plate using technological processes usually implemented to apply corrosion stable coatings onto the metal parts for products in the defense. There was planned the research on production of nickel coatings using different methods, first of all the galvanic one and the explosion cladding one. As a result of the works, 0.4 x 712 x 1296 mm plates coated with nickel on one side were to be made and passed to ANL. A line of 4 galvanic baths 600 liters was to be built for the galvanic coating applications. The goal of Task 2 of the project is the development of a new material of an MCFC bipolar separator plate with an upgraded corrosion stability, and development of a technology to produce cold roll sheets of this material the sizes of which will be 0.8 x 712x 1296 mm. As a result of these works, a pilot batch of the rolled material in sheets 0.8 x 712 x 1296 mm in size is to be made (in accordance with the norms and standards of the Russian metallurgical industry) and supplied to the partner for tests in a stack of fuel cells. A feasibility study on the cost of the Russian material for a BSP is to be done on Tasks 1, 2 in case the annual order makes up 400,000 sheets. The goal of Task 3 of the project is to research on possible implementation of cermet compositions on the basis of LiAlO{sub 2}, TiN, B{sub 4}C, ceramics with Ni and Ni-Mo binders. BaCeO{sub 3} conductive ceramics with metal binders of Ni, Ni-Cr etc. were also planned to be studied. As a result of these works, a pilot batch of samples is to be made and passed to FCE for tests. The goal of Task 4 of the Project is development of a new alloy or alloys with a ceramic coating that will have upgraded corrosion stability in operation within a SOFC. A new alloy was to be worked out by the way of modification of compositions of industrial alloys. Ceramic coatings are to be applied onto ferrite steel produced serially by iron and steel industry of Russia as sheet iron.

Krumpelt, M.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-intrusive, nuclear component discrimination with a micro-channel plate gamma-ray detector  

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We describe the function of a micro-channel plate gamma-ray detector designed for non-intrusive detection of physically obscured special nuclear material (SNM), including nuclear weapons. An example application of such a detector is a cooperative inspection distinguishing between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons where legitimate numbers of each may be present. In this type of scenario, the information needed would be the number of each type of weapon. Another example scenario would be a weapon-type classification based on a benchmarked gamma-ray count rate from each package type (nuclear type A or nuclear type B). In both of these scenarios, we desire the location of nuclear weapons.

Rowland, M.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical contact resistance between stainless steel bipolar plate and carbon felt in PEFC: A comprehensive study  

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Bipolar plate represents a key component of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEFC) with several essential functions, among them the electric connection of elementary cells. Usually made of graphite, this component is studied worldwide in order to develop a commercially viable alternative: different ways have been being investigated, and to date, despite corrosion issues, stainless steel (SS) appears as a good candidate material, but its Electrical Contact Resistance (ECR) can reach unacceptable values when exposed to PEFC environment. This paper offers a comprehensive study of the parameters acting on ECR when using uncoated SS in PEFC: roughness, which influences the surface contact area with carbon baking, bulk composition of the alloy, which influences only partly the nature of passive films, and the composition and structure of passive films, strongly modified by surface treatments and ageing conditions.

Johan André; Laurent Antoni; Jean-Pierre Petit; Eric De Vito; Alexandre Montani

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Clad Metals for Use as Bipolar Plate Material in PEM Fuel Cell Stacks  

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Although metal interconnects offer many advantages over their carbon-based counterparts, they suffer from surface corrosion which leads to a release of metal ions that can contaminate the electrolyte membrane and poison the electrode catalysts. In addition, the formation of a passivating oxide or oxyhydroxide layer on the surface of the metal will increase the contact resistance between the bipolar plate and the graphite electrode backing. The approach currently under development employs an inexpensive clad metal laminate as the primary material for the bipolar plate. The key in making this work is in identifying an appropriate surface passivation layer that mitigates corrosion while at the same time allows for good electronic conduction. The current study investigated the kinetics of nitride formation on Nb and Ti foils as a function of time, temperature, atmosphere (N2-H2 gas composition), and the corrosion behavior. These two metals are being considered for use as a thin external cladding layer over an inexpensive steel core layer. As the nitride layer formation temperature was increased, the surface morphologies for both niobium and titanium substrates became coarser and more pitted, the nitride thicknesses of both increased non-linearly, and in the titanium system an oxide layer product layer on the outer surface grew as well. As the isothermal hold time was increased, the surface morphologies of both niobium and titanium reaction product layers did not change noticeably, and the thicknesses of the nitride layers increased. As the amount of hydrogen in the atmosphere was increased the surface morphologies for both the niobium and titanium did not change detectably, the thicknesses of the nitride layers increased, and titanium thicknesses of the oxide layers decreased. The nitrided niobium exhibited much better corrosion behavior than the nitrided titanium but no improvement was obtained relative to the pure Nb corrosion rates.

Rich, John S.; Meier, Alan M.; Kim, Jin Yong; Xia, Guanguang; Yang, Zhenguo; Weil, K. Scott

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A computational investigation of the phase behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined between nanoscale hydrophobic plates  

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A computational investigation of the phase behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined between nanoscale hydrophobic plates Andrew L 11210, USA 3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA 4

Ferguson, Andrew

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Heat transfer to non-Newtonian power-law fluid past a continuously moving porous flat plate with heat flux  

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The analysis of heat transfer to the non-Newtonian power-law fluid flow past a continuously moving flat porous plate in presence of suction/injection with heat flux has been presented. We have obtained...n...=1 a...

B. P. Jadhav; B. B. Waghmode

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Gaseous Electronics Conference radio-frequency reference cell: A defined parallel-plate radio-frequency system for experimental  

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The Gaseous Electronics Conference radio-frequency reference cell: A defined parallel-plate radio-frequency publication 3 September1993) A "referencecell" for generatingradio-frequency(rf) glow dischargesin gasesat a frequencyof 13.56MHz is described.The referencecell provides an experimental platform for comparing plasma

Kushner, Mark

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A Maastrichtian palaeomagnetic pole for the Pacific plate from a skewness analysis of marine magnetic anomaly 32  

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......Figure 2. Map of the Pacific basin showing the locations of crossings...south of the Great Magnetic Bight but north of the Surveyor fracture...zone and NE of the magnetic bight separating seafloor created...oceanic plates of the Pacific basin, J. geophys. Res., 89......

Katerina E. Petronotis; Richard G. Gordon

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis  

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Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis Yilong Han Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania 209, they appear to result from an underlying electroconvective instability during electrolysis in the parallel

Grier, David

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Influence of gas flow rate on liquid distribution in trickle-beds using perforated plates as liquid distributors  

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" the distribution imposed at the top of the reactor. Finally, a comparison between the two measuring techniques-beds reactors, the second will directly affect its performances. Indeed, a bad liquid distribution will not only distribution when fluids distribution on top of the reactor is ensured by a perforated plate. In opposition

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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How air influences radiation dose deposition in multiwell culture plates: a Monte Carlo simulation of radiation geometry  

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......that this underdosage does not have a significant...related to a lack of electronic equilibrium. This is...Fig. 5b). MC calculations of the same plate geometry...Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students-Podgorsak...Comparison of dose calculation algorithms in slab phantoms......

Sebastia Sabater; Roberto Berenguer; Paloma Honrubia-Gomez; Miguel Rivera; Ana Nuñez; Esther Jimenez-Jimenez; Ana Martos; Carmen Ramirez-Castillejo

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of out-of-plane displacement and stress eld in a piezocomposite plate with functionally graded microstructure  

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a piezoelectric actuator where the electrical resistivity was graded through the plate thickness leading theory (CLT) to account for piezoelectric coupling terms under applied electric ®eld was developed. CLT±Euler bending. Zhou and Tiersten (1994) used a variational method of elementary ¯exure and extension

Taya, Minoru

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Energy Losses Due to Vortex Shedding from the Lower Edge of a Vertical Plate Attacked by Surface Waves  

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...Vertical Plate Attacked by Surface Waves M. Stiassnie E. Naheer Irina Boguslavsky...The ratio between the flux of the energy taken out by the vortex generation process , and the incoming wave energy flux , is shown to be given by where...

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meas. Sci. Technol. 8 (1997) 525529. Printed in the UK PII: S0957-0233(97)79254-3 An improved single-plate method for  

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single-plate method for measuring the thermal resistance of fibrous materials Liang Xingang and Qu Weilin. In order to measure thermal resistances of fibrous materials in their natural state, the authors employed the thermal resistance of fibrous materials more accurately. In section 2, the single-plate method

Qu, Weilin

397

Locating License Vehicle Plates in Enhanced Binary Images R. C. P. MARQUES, C. M. LAPRANO, J. L. SILVA, F. N. S. MEDEIROS,  

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and monitoring system in the last decade. Applications such as detection of irregular vehicles, parking and tollLocating License Vehicle Plates in Enhanced Binary Images R. C. P. MARQUES, C. M. LAPRANO, J. L to locating plates. 1. Introduction Many intelligent systems have been developed for traffic control

de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

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monorail, the qualified person installing the trolley shall ensure by actual operational verification or measurement that the installed trolley stops on the system are compatible...

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Paleomagnetic evidence from land-based and ODP cores for clockwise rotation and northward translation of the Phillippine Sea plate  

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On-land and deep-sea core paleomagnetic data have been collected from around the Philippine Sea plate. Data from the Palau islands suggest 70{degree} of clockwise rotation and northward translation since the mid-Oligocene. The authors interpret this rotation as a rotation of the West Philippine Sea basin as a whole. New paleomagnetic data from Guam indicate 70{degree} of clockwise rotation and northward translation since the early Oligocene. Although Eocene results have been previously quoted, the new data suggest that there is no reliable Eocene data from Guam. New data from Saipan suggest 50-60{degree} of clockwise rotation since the Late Eocene and 20{degree} of clockwise rotation since the mid-Miocene, along with northward translation. During ODP Leg 126, a new technique utilizing the formation microscanner logging tool was employed to obtain orientated drill cores from the Bonin forearc basin. Preliminary results indicate that 70-110{degree} of clockwise rotation has occurred there since the mid-Oligocene. Inclination studies on cores from ODP Legs 125 and 126 along with the on-land paleomagnetic data support 15{degree} of northward translation of the Philippine Sea plate since the mid-Oligocene. The consistent clockwise rotations found around the Philippine Sea plate suggest that the entire plate, including the Bonin and Mariana arcs, has rotated more than 50{degree} since the mid-Oligocene. The similarity of Oligocene results from the Bonin forearc and Guam suggest that little or no relative rotation has occurred between these two points. This implies that the shape of the Mariana arc is probably not due to rotational deformation. The northward translation and clockwise rotation of the Philippine Sea plate established oblique subduction along the proto-Philippine margin, which could account for the 600 km of subducted slab beneath the eastern Celebes Sea.

Cisowski, S.M.; Fuller, M.; Haston, R.B.; Koyama, M. (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (USA))

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rayleigh-Benard convection with a radial ramp in plate separation.  

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Pattern formation in Rayleigh-Benard convection in a large-aspect-ratio cylinder with a radial ramp in the plate separation is studied analytically and numerically by performing numerical simulations of the Boussinesq equations. A horizontal mean flow and a vertical large scale counterflow are quantified and used to understand the pattern wavenumber. Our results suggest that the mean flow, generated by amplitude gradients, plays an important role in the roll compression observed as the control parameter is increased. Near threshold the mean flow has a quadrupole dependence with a single vortex in each quadrant while away from threshold the mean flow exhibits an octupole dependence with a counter-rotating pair of vortices in each quadrant. This is confirmed analytically using the amplitude equation and Cross-Newell mean flow equation. By performing numerical experiments the large scale counterflow is also found to aid in the roll compression away from threshold but to a much lesser degree. Our results yield an understanding of the pattern wavenumbers observed in experiment away from threshold and suggest that near threshold the mean flow and large scale counterflow are not responsible for the observed shift to smaller than critical wavenumbers.

Paul, M. R.; Cross, M. C.; Fischer, P. F.; Mathematics and Computer Science; California Inst. of Tech.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross strip microchannel plate imaging photon counters with high time resolution  

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We have implemented cross strip readout microchannel plate detectors in 18 mm active area format including open face (UV/particle) and sealed tube (optical) configurations. These have been tested with a field programmable gate array based parallel channel electronics for event encoding which can process high input event rates (> 5 MHz) with high spatial resolution. Using small pore MCPs (6 {micro}m) operated in a pair, we achieve gains of >5 x 10{sup 5} which is sufficient to provide spatial resolution of <35 {micro}m FHWM, with self triggered event timing accuracy of {approx}2 ns for sealed tube optical sensors. A peak quantum efficiency of {approx}19% at 500 nm has been achieved with SuperGenII photocathodes that have response over the 400 nm to 900 nm range. Local area counting rates of up to >200 events/mcp pore sec{sup -1} have been attained, along with image linearity and stability to better than 50 {micro}m.

Stonehill, Laura C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shirey, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rabin, Michael W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, David C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Siegmund, Oswald H W [U.C. BERKELEY; Vallerga, John V [U.C. BERKELEY; Tremsin, Anton S [U.C. BERKELEY

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new solar radiation data manual for flat?plate and concentrating collectors  

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A new solar radiation data manual is nearing completion by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Analytic Studies Division under the Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project and the Photovoltaic Solar Radiation Research Task. These tasks are funded and monitored by the Photovoltaics Branch of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The new manual is entitled Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat?Plate and Concentrating Collectors. For designers and engineers of solar energy related systems it gives the solar resource available for various types of collectors for 239 stations in the United States and its territories. The data in the manual are modeled using diffuse horizontal and direct beam solar radiation values from the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB). The NSRDB contains modeled (93%) and measured (7%) global horizontal diffuse horizontal and direct beam solar radiation for 1961–1990. This paper describes what is contained in the new data manual and how it was developed.

W. Marion; S. Wilcox

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

The optimum tilt angle for flat-plate solar collectors in Iran  

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This paper aims at determining the optimum tilt angle for south facing flat-plate solar collectors in Iran. Solar radiation on a horizontal surface was estimated by applying an empirical method and employing meteorological data from 80 selected cities. A mathematical model was used for estimating the solar radiation at different tilt angles. Daily monthly seasonally bi-annually and yearly optimum tilt angles and solar radiations were determined for 80 selected cities. Recommendations were made on the optimum tilt angle adjustment for different places in the country in order to benefit the best solar radiation available. The averaged benefits of annual solar radiation for 80 cities were 21.3% for daily 21% for monthly 19.6% for seasonal 19.3% for bi-annual and 13.3% for yearly adjustments compared with the radiation on the horizontal collector. Based on these results adjusting tilt angles at least twice a year is recommended. Optimum tilt angles for cloudy sky cities with a low clearness index are lower than those for cities at the same latitude angle having a higher clearness index. In addition to latitude angle the climate conditions are also important for determining the optimum tilt angle.

Farzad Jafarkazemi; S. Ali Saadabadi; Hadi Pasdarshahri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

One-dimensional Grazing Incidence Zone Plate For Focusing Soft X-rays  

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We have designed and manufactured a grazing incidence FZP having a non-symmetrical one-dimensional zone structure in order to minimize an outermost zone width. The focal spot size obtained by the FZP is determined by the outermost zone width, and which depends on the manufacturing technique. The projected zone width can be decreased as sine function of the incidence angle. Overall dimension of the zone plate is calculated on the basis that the optical pass difference must be the multiple of a half the wavelength. Two dimensional focusing can be conducted by using a pair of them for vertical and horizontal focusing, correspondingly. Another advantage of the device is that the same focal length can be obtained in case of changing the wavelength. In the case of conventional FZP, experiments using variable wavelength, such as micro-EXAFS, are very difficult because the focal length shifts inversely proportional to the wavelength. The focal length shift can be corrected by changing the incidence angle in the case of the grazing incidence FZP. Electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching technique are used to manufacture FZP. Vanadium is chosen as FZP material since it has high etching rate with CF4 gas.

Koike, Masaki; Ikeura-Sekiguchi, Hiromi; Suzuki, Isao H. [Photonics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Umezono, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-8568 (Japan)

2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Saturation and Dynamic Range of Microchannel Plate-Based X-Ray Imagers  

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This paper describes recent advances in Monte Carlo simulations of microchannel plate (MCP)–based x-ray detectors, a continuation of ongoing work in this area. A Monte Carlo simulation model has been developed over the past several years by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). The model simulates the secondary electron emission process in an MCP pore and includes the effects of gain saturation. In this work we focus on MCP gain saturation and dynamic range. We have performed modeling and experimental characterizations of L/D = 46, 10-micron diameter, MCP-based detectors. The detectors are typically operated by applying a subnanosecond voltage pulse, which gates the detector on. Agreement between the simulations and experiment is very good for a variety of voltage pulse waveforms ranging in width from 150 to 300 ps. The results indicate that such an MCP begins to show nonlinear gain around 5 × 10^4 electrons per pore and hard saturation around 105 electrons per pore. The simulations show a difference in MCP sensitivity vs voltage for high flux of photons producing large numbers of photoelectrons on a subpicosecond timescale. Simulations and experiments both indicate an MCP dynamic range of 1 to 10,000, and the dynamic range depends on how the voltage is applied.

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2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

406

Parallel plate avalanche chamber as an endcap detector for Time Projection Chamber  

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A small, 10 x 10 cm/sup 2/, parallel plate avalanche counter has been tested paying special attention to those features which can be important in the Time Projection Chamber. The structure of the test chamber is shown. It has a conversion and drift volume, 11 mm thick, delimited by two stainless steel cross wire grids, of 100 ..mu..m wire diameter and 500 ..mu..mm pitch, identified by HV1 and HV2. The anode is made of thick wires, 100 ..mu..m in diameter spaced every 500 ..mu..m. The amplification gap is 4 mm thick. Below the anode, 1 mm apart, we have paced an identical wire plane, HV4, with wires perpendicular to the anode wires. Both electrodes are equipped with electronics and read out. All measurements were performed with a mixture of argon and methane (83% - 17%), a typical gas for Time Projection Chambers. A multiplication factor up to 10/sup 5/ was attained.

Peisert, A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photostimulated phosphor based image plate detection system for HRVUV beamline at Indus-1 synchrotron radiation source  

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A high resolution vacuum ultraviolet (HRVUV) beamline based on a 6.65 meter off-plane Eagle spectrometer is in operation at the Indus-1 synchrotron radiation source, RRCAT, Indore, India. To facilitate position sensitive detection and fast spectral recording, a new BaFBr:Eu2+ phosphor based image plate (IP) detection system interchangeable with the existing photomultiplier (PMT) scanning system has been installed on this beamline. VUV photoabsorption studies on Xe, O2, N2O and SO2 are carried out to evaluate the performance of the IP detection system. An FWHM of ~ 0.5 {\\AA} is achieved for the Xe atomic line at 1469.6 {\\AA}. Reproducibility of spectra is found to be within the experimental resolution. Compared to the PMT scanning system, the IP shows several advantages in terms of sensitivity, recording time and S/N ratio, which are highlighted in the paper. This is the first report of incorporation of an IP detection system in a VUV beamline using synchrotron radiation. Commissioning of the new detection sys...

Haris, K; Shastri, Aparna; K., Sunanda; K., Babita; Rao, S V N Bhaskara; Ahmad, Shabbir; Tauheed, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Measurements of Conversion Efficiency for a Flat Plate Thermophotovoltaic System Using a Photonic Cavity Test System  

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The performance of a 1 cm{sup 2} thermophotovoltaic (TPV) module was recently measured in a photonic cavity test system. A conversion efficiency of 11.7% was measured at a radiator temperature of 1076 C and a module temperature of 29.9 C. This experiment achieved the highest direct measurement of efficiency for an integrated TPV system. Efficiency was calculated from the ratio of the peak (load matched) electrical power output and the heat absorption rate. Measurements of these two parameters were made simultaneously to assure the validity of the measured efficiency value. This test was conducted in a photonic cavity which mimicked a typical flat-plate TPV system. The radiator was a large, flat graphite surface. The module was affixed to the top of a copper pedestal for heat absorption measurements. The heat absorption rate was proportional to the axial temperature gradient in the pedestal under steady-state conditions. The test was run in a vacuum to eliminate conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms. The photonic cavity provides the optimal test environment for TPV efficiency measurements because it incorporates all important physical phenomena found in an integrated TPV system: high radiator emissivity and blackbody spectral shape, photon recycling, Lambertian distribution of incident radiation and complex geometric effects. Furthermore, the large aspect ratio between radiating surface area and radiator/module spacing produces a view factor approaching unity with minimal photon leakage.

E.J. Brown; C.T. Ballinger; S.R. Burger; G.W. Charache; L.R. Danielson; D.M. DePoy; T.J. Donovan; M. LoCascio

2000-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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In Vitro Dissolution Tests of Plutonium and Americium Containing Contamination Originating From ZPPR Fuel Plates  

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Assessing the extent of internal dose is of concern whenever workers are exposed to airborne radionuclides or other contaminants. Internal dose determinations depend upon a reasonable estimate of the expected biological half-life of the contaminants in the respiratory tract. One issue with refractory elements is determining the dissolution rate of the element. Actinides such as plutonium (Pu) and Americium (Am) tend to be very refractory and can have biological half-lives of tens of years. In the event of an exposure, the dissolution rates of the radionuclides of interest needs to be assessed in order to assign the proper internal dose estimates. During the November 2011 incident at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) involving a ZPPR fuel plate, air filters in a constant air monitor (CAM) and a giraffe filter apparatus captured airborne particulate matter. These filters were used in dissolution rate experiments to determine the apparent dissolution half-life of Pu and Am in simulated biological fluids. This report describes these experiments and the results. The dissolution rates were found to follow a three term exponential decay equation. Differences were noted depending upon the nature of the biological fluid simulant. Overall, greater than 95% of the Pu and 93% of the Am were in a very slow dissolving component with dissolution half-lives of over 10 years.

William F. Bauer; Brian K. Schuetz; Gary M. Huestis; Thomas B. Lints; Brian K. Harris; R. Duane Ball; Gracy Elias

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Investigation of the flow field inside flat-plate collector tube using PIV technique  

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The thermofluid process inside the tube of flat-plate collectors is complex because the non-uniform heating of the tube results in the formation of stably and unstably stratified layers of fluid that interact with each other. The measurement and investigation of the flow behaviour inside the collector tube is very challenging. We report on a novel application of the particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique to remotely measure the velocity field inside the collector tube. The two-dimensional velocity fields were measured in the midplane of a collector tube for the Reynolds number range of 150-900 at unheated and four different heating conditions. We have presented and discussed in detail the technique implementation and the associated challenges. The results have shown that the collector heating significantly alters the structure and magnitude of the mean velocity field and influences the heat transfer to the fluid. It is observed that the collector heating causes a significant asymmetry in the mean velocity profiles over the given range of Reynolds numbers and heating conditions. (author)

Sookdeo, Steven [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada); Siddiqui, Kamran [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada); Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London (Canada)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

411

The development of nanoparticulate materials for biodegradable bone fracture plates: (I)  

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A cost effective route for the production of nanoparticulate calcium carbonate with high phase purity, a narrow particle size range and low tendency for agglomeration represents a crucial stage in the development of degradable nanocomposite materials for the manufacture of fracture fixation plates. In this study, the size, morphology and zeta potential of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitated through carbonation of an aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide were investigated experimentally. It was found that the precipitating temperature, pH and the addition of a chelating agent were most influential in producing nanoparticulate CaCO3. The smallest particles (mean of 48 nm) were produced with an initial temperature of ?93°C, initial pH of 8.5 and EDTA added. This route also has the advantage of narrow particle size distributions, which together with a zeta potential greater than 30 mV means that the precipitated CaCO3 is well suited for use as a filler in a biodegradable nanocomposite as indicated above.

Marcia E. Clark; David F. Farrar; Gavin S. Walker; Colin A. Scotchford; David M. Grant

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Electrode Plate For An Eletrlchemical Cell And Having A Metal Foam Type Support, And A Method Of Obtaining Such An Electrode  

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The electrode plate includes an active portion that is pasted with active material, and a plate head that is made up of three layers of compressed metal foam comprising: a non-pasted portion of height G of the support of the electrode plate; and two strips of non-pasted metal foam of height R on either side of the non-pasted portion of height G of the support and also extending for an overlap height h.sub.2 over the pasted portion of the support. The plate head includes a zone of reduced thickness including a portion that is maximally compressed, and a transitional portion between said maximally compressed portion and the remainder of the electrode which is of thickness e.sub.2. A portion of said plate head forms a connection tab. The method of obtaining the electrode consists in simultaneously rolling all three layers of metal foam in the plate head, and then in cutting matter away from the plates so as to obtain respective connection tabs.

Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR); Precigout, Claude (Bordeaux, FR); Stewart, Donald (Bordeaux, FR)

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

413

Thermally induced dispersion mechanisms for aluminum-based plate-type fuels under rapid transient energy deposition  

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A thermally induced dispersion model was developed to analyze for dispersive potential and determine onset of fuel plate dispersion for Al-based research and test reactor fuels. Effect of rapid energy deposition in a fuel plate was simulated. Several data types for Al-based fuels tested in the Nuclear Safety Research Reactor in Japan and in the Transient Reactor Test in Idaho were reviewed. Analyses of experiments show that onset of fuel dispersion is linked to a sharp rise in predicted strain rate, which futher coincides with onset of Al vaporization. Analysis also shows that Al oxidation and exothermal chemical reaction between the fuel and Al can significantly affect the energy deposition characteristics, and therefore dispersion onset connected with Al vaporization, and affect onset of vaporization.

Georgevich, V.; Taleyarkham, R.P.; Navarro-Valenti, S.; Kim, S.H.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

414

Purely electrical damping of vibrations in arbitrary PEM plates: a mixed non-conforming FEM-Runge-Kutta time evolution analysis  

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A new numerical code, based upon a mixed FEM-Runge-Kutta method, is used for the analysis and design of plane 2-D smart structures. The code is applied to the study of arbitrarily shaped PEM plates, based on a weak formulation of their governing equations, [17]. The optimal parameters needed to synthesize appropriate electric networks are computed, and the overall performances of such plates are investigated. Two examples are studied: firstly, a simple case is used to test the main features of the code; secondly, a more complex PEM plate is designed and analyzed by means of the proposed numerical approach.

F. dell'Isola; E. Santini; D. Vigilante

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

415

Experimental tests of irradiation-anneal-reirradiation effects on mechanical properties of RPV plate and weld materials  

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The Charpy-V (C{sub V}) notch ductility and tension test properties of three reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steel materials were determined for the 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) irradiated (I), 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) irradiated + 454{degree}C (850{degree}F)-168 h postirradiation annealed (IA), and 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) reirradiated (IAR) conditions. Total fluences of the I condition and the IAR condition were, respectively, 3.33 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2} and 4.18 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2}, E > 1 MeV. The irradiation portion of the IAR condition represents an incremental fluence increase of 1. 05 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2}, E > 1 MeV, over the I-condition fluence. The materials (specimens) were supplied by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company and represented high and low nickel content plates and a high nickel, high copper content weld deposit prototypical of the Yankee-Rowe reactor vessel. The promise of the IAR method for extending the fluence tolerance of radiation-sensitive steels and welds is clearly shown by the results. The annealing treatment produced full C{sub V} upper shelf recovery and full or nearly full recovery in the C{sub V} 41 J (30 ft-lb) transition temperature. The C{sub V} transition temperature increases produced by the reirradiation exposure were 22% to 43% of the increase produced by the first cycle irradiation exposure. A somewhat greater radiation embrittlement sensitivity and a somewhat greater reirradiation embrittlement sensitivity was exhibited by the low nickel content plate than the high nickel content plate. Its high phosphorus content is believed to be responsible. The IAR-condition properties of the surface vs. interior regions of the low nickel content plate are also compared.

Hawthorne, J.R. [Materials Engineering Associates, Inc., Lanham, MD (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Velocity and temperature distribution of air in the boundary layer of a vertical plate for free-convective heat transfer  

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to plate with average frost thickness as a reference plane Dimension, representing time Kinematic. viscosity of fluid L2/q Dimensionless local temperature, Tco T Tco T y 1/4 Dimensionless. distance, ? (N&r x) ) x gr, x Dimensionless local velocity..., ( Tco f l/2 ~( ?)lr2 )Tc - T ) Stream function dimensionless dimensionless dimensionless L2/ CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Motions that are caused solely by the density gradients created by temperature differences are termed "natural" as distinct...

Jullienne, Jean Maxime Jose

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

417

Compact design improves efficiency and CAPEX -- combining plate heat exchangers and gas-liquid separators for gas processing savings  

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This paper presents the unique combination of two well proven technologies: a compact large scale welded plate heat exchanger with a gas-liquid separator within the same pressure vessel. Explained are the benefits for raw gas processing on production sites where cost, weight and efficiency are of particular importance. Application of this Combined Heat Exchanger-Separator is presented for various gas processing schemes: Turbo Expander, Mechanical Refrigeration and Joule-Thompson.

Waintraub, L.; Sourp, T. [Proser (France)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

418

Effects of Protective Plates and Stoplogs on Water Flow Through the Gleed Fish Screen Facility, April 2007 - September 2007.  

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In 2007, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was asked by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide additional velocity measurements at Gleed fish screens site to support decisions on mitigating extreme flow fluctuations near the screens. The site consistently has had extreme water velocities in places and a strong back eddy at the downstream end in spring and summer. With the help of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, we measured the effects of different stoplog configurations behind the screens in May and July 2007. Protective metal plates in front of the trash racks were confirmed to be the cause of uneven and extreme water flow past the vertical traveling screens. Stoplogs were not sufficient to significantly reduce the effect of those metal plates on water velocities past and through the site. We provide a few suggestions including making it easier to raise and lower the metal plates and then adjusting them more often, constructing a new trash rack across the diversion entrance, and raising the control gate at the end of the site as long as possible in spring and during flood events.

Chamness, Mickie (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

419

Heat transfer and temperature distribution in a turbulent flow over a flat plate with an unheated starting length  

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The present study is a numerical investigation of heat transfer and temperature distribution in a boundary layer formed by a flow with nonzero free stream turbulence over a flat plate with an unheated starting length. The numerical method is based on the Reynolds-averaged equations of motion and energy. As a closure for the Reynolds- averaged equations the Hinze relations for turbulent shear stresses and for turbulent heat flux are used. The Hinze equations are used instead of the usually employed Boussinesq eddy-viscosity hypothesis, because the latter does not work properly for flows with high free stream turbulence. It is shown in the present study that the influence of an unheated starting length on a temperature profile has manifested itself similarly to the influence of the free stream turbulence and resulted in a temperature profile with negative profile parameter. Unlike the flow with zero free stream turbulence, a heat transfer coefficient for the part of the plate with an unheated starting length can be less than for the fully heated plate. This difference increases with increasing level of the free stream turbulence. The family of functions that describe the influence of an unheated starting length for flows with nonzero free stream turbulence is presented.

Fridman, E.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Acoustic Emission Source Location in Unidirectional Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Plates Using Virtually Trained Artificial Neural Networks  

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Acoustic emission source location in a unidirectional carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic plate was attempted employing Artificial Neural Network (ANN) technology. The acoustic emission events were produced by a lead break, and the response wave received by piezoelectric sensors, type VS150-M resonant at 150 kHz. The waves were detected by a Vallen AMSY4 eight-channel instrumentation. The time of arrival, determined through the conventional threshold crossing technique, was used to measure the dependence of wave velocity on fibre orientation. A simple empirical formula, relying on classical lamination and suggested by wave propagation theory, was able to accurately model the experimental trend. Based on the formula, virtual training and testing data sets were generated for the case of a plate monitored by three transducers, and adopted to select two potentially effective ANN architectures. For final validation, experimental tests were carried out, positioning the source at predetermined points evenly distributed within the plate area. A very satisfactory correlation was found between the actual source locations and the ANN predictions.

Caprino, G.; Lopresto, V.; Leone, C.; Papa, I. [Department of Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples 'Federico II', Piazzale Tecchio, 80, 80125, Naples (Italy)

2010-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A Collapse Surface for Perforated Plates with Triangular Patterns for Ligament Efficiencies Between 0.05 and 0.50  

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Collapse surfaces are developed for thick perforated plates containing a triangular penetration pattern with ligament efficiencies of 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3, and 0.5 using elastic-perfectly plastic FEA analysis. The FEA data was fit to a fourth-order collapse function which is appropriate for the development of an equivalent solid elastic-perfectly plastic plasticity model for perforated plates with triangular penetration patterns. This type of model can be conveniently used to develop a limit load capability for perforated plate analysis. It was shown that the fourth-order function is reasonable for ligament efficiencies between 0.15 to 0.5. Comparing the fourth-order collapse function to FEA data suggests that an alternate collapse function is needed for ligament efficiencies less than 0.15. A linear interpolation method was shown to be appropriate for ligament efficiencies between 0.15 and 0.5.

D.P. Jones and J.L. Gordon

2000-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a multistep parallel-plate chamber as time projection chamber end-cap or vertex detector  

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In the course of development of the multistep avalanche chamber the authors have realized several multiple electrode parallel-plate devices exhibiting stable gains well in excess of 10/sup 5/ which are thus capable of detecting minimum ionizing particles. This paper presents the design and discusses the performance of a two-step parallel-plate avalanche chamber. A region of moderate electric field --the drift region where charges are released by ionizing radiation--is followed by two layers of comparable and very high field where charge multiplication occurs. Owing to the choice of the electrodes--either cross-wire meshes or parallel thick-wire grids at small pitch--the electric field is uniform over most of the gaps, and charge multiplication proceeds through a parallel-plate avalanche mode. In order to obtain a fast signal and a reduced avalanche spread in their prototypes, the authors have adopted rather narrow typical gaps of 4 mm for the first amplification region and 1 mm for the second. To avoid edge sparking, they have used either a gap increase at the edges or the insertion of thin mylar foil around the frame's edges. The last electrode in the structure, made with a printed-circuit board, is the only one equipped with electronics and is conveniently operated at ground potential. At regular intervals, four rows of pads are used to determine the coordinates of tracks in selected positions. Argon (90%) and methane (10%) comprise the gas filling.

Peisert, A.; Charpak, G.; Sauli, F.; Viezzoli, G.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the effects of wind-induced inclination on floating wind turbine dynamics: heave plate excursion  

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Abstract A current trend in offshore wind is the quest for exploitation of ever deeper water sites. At depths between 50 m and 100 m a promising substructure is the column-stabilised semi-submersible floating type. This solution is currently being tested at full scale at the WindFloat and Fukushima Forward demonstrator sites in Portugal and Japan respectively. The semi-sub design class frequently adopts passive motion control devices based on the water entrapment principle, such as heave plates, tanks, and skirts. Whilst effective for small inclinations, these can underperform when the structure is inclined under wind loading. This study examines the alteration of potential hydrodynamics due to wind-induced trim (geometric non-linearity) and its impact on the wind turbine?s wave response with focus on heave plate performance. Firstly it is shown by using the boundary element approach that wind trim affects wave loading in the ocean wave band between 5 s and 15 s, and introduces hydrodynamic coupling typical of non-symmetric hulls. These features are incorporated in frequency-domain dynamic response analysis to demonstrate that said effects bear a significant impact on the turbine?s motion in waves. Accounting of heave plate excursion improves the assessment of the seaworthiness of floating wind turbine concepts, potentially leading to new design constraints.

Raffaello Antonutti; Christophe Peyrard; Lars Johanning; Atilla Incecik; David Ingram

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic mechanisms of. gamma. ' precipitate plate growth in the Al-Ag system  

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Energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy results that the precipitates have the composition Ag/sub 2/Al. High-resolution electron microscopy of ..gamma..' precipitates in both <110>//<1120> and <111>//<0001> orientations shows that all interfaces of the precipitate are largely coherent with the matrix and are faceted along low-energy (111) and (110) matrix plans, due to the influence of surface and elastic strain energies on the transformation. Further comparison between experimental and calculated high-resolution images of the precipitate/matrix interface and of Shockley partial dislocation ledges on the precipitate faces demonstrates that both thickening and lengthening of ..gamma..' precipitate plates occurs by the passage of the Shockley partial dislocations along alternate (111) matrix planes by a terrace-ledge-kink mechanism. These images and electron diffraction information also indicate that the ..gamma..' precipitates are ordered, where the A-planes in the precipitate contain nearly pure Ag and the B-planes have the composition Al/sub 2/Ag, and that the limiting reaction in the growth process is the substitutional diffusion of Ag cross kinks in the Shockley partial dislocations, which terminate in the Ag-rich A-planes. The terraces between ledges are atomically flat and ledges are uniformly stepped-down from the centers to the edges of isolated precipitates. Convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) analyses of ..gamma..' precipitates indicate that they have the space group P6/sub 3//mmc. Effect of specimen thickness on symmetry determinations by CBED was also examined for an ..cap alpha..-titanium sample. Results show that the symmetries observed in CBED patterns from thin specimens may be due to the limited thickness of the specimen, rather than to the actual space group of the material.

Howe, J.M.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of computed radiography plates to determine light and radiation field coincidence  

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Purpose: Photo-stimulable phosphor computed radiography (CR) has characteristics that allow the output to be manipulated by both radiation and optical light. The authors have developed a method that uses these characteristics to carry out radiation field and light field coincidence quality assurance on linear accelerators.Methods: CR detectors from Kodak were used outside their cassettes to measure both radiation and light field edges from a Varian linear accelerator. The CR detector was first exposed to a radiation field and then to a slightly smaller light field. The light impinged on the detector's latent image, removing to an extent the portion exposed to the light field. The detector was then digitally scanned. A MATLAB-based algorithm was developed to automatically analyze the images and determine the edges of the light and radiation fields, the vector between the field centers, and the crosshair center. Radiographic film was also used as a control to confirm the radiation field size.Results: Analysis showed a high degree of repeatability with the proposed method. Results between the proposed method and radiographic film showed excellent agreement of the radiation field. The effect of varying monitor units and light exposure time was tested and found to be very small. Radiation and light field sizes were determined with an uncertainty of less than 1 mm, and light and crosshair centers were determined within 0.1 mm.Conclusions: A new method was developed to digitally determine the radiation and light field size using CR photo-stimulable phosphor plates. The method is quick and reproducible, allowing for the streamlined and robust assessment of light and radiation field coincidence, with no observer interpretation needed.

Kerns, James R. [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Anand, Aman [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259 (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin plate gap bridging study for Nd:YAG pulsed laser lap welds.  

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In an on going study of gap bridging for thin plate Nd:YAG laser lap welds, empirical data, high speed imaging, and computer modeling were utilized to better understand surface physics attributed to the formation and solidification of a weld pool. Experimental data indicates better gap bridging can be achieved through optimized laser parameters such as pulse length, duration, and energy. Long pulse durations at low energies generating low peak powers were found to create the highest percent of gap bridging ability. At constant peak power, gap-bridging ability was further improved by using a smaller spot diameter resulting in higher irradiances. Hence, welding in focus is preferable for bridging gaps. Gas shielding was also found to greatly impact gap-bridging ability. Gapped lap welds that could not be bridged with UHP Argon gas shielding, were easily bridged when left unshielded and exposed to only air. Incident weld angle and joint offset were also investigated for their ability to improve gap bridging. Optical filters and brightlight surface illumination enabled high-speed imaging to capture the fluid dynamics of a forming and solidifying weld pool. The effects of various laser parameters and the weld pool's interaction with the laser beam could also be observed utilizing the high-speed imaging. The work described is used to develop and validate a computer model with improved weld pool physics. Finite element models have been used to derive insight into the physics of gap bridging. The dynamics of the fluid motion within the weld pool in conjunction with the free surface physics have been the primary focus of the modeling efforts. Surface tension has been found to be a more significant factor in determining final weld pool shape than expected.

Roach, Robert Allen; Fuerschbach, Phillip William; Bernal, John E.; Norris, Jerome T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedures for Harvesting tissue for Genotyping with SolCAP Vinyl mesh (not metal) screen from local hardware store cut in plate size rectangles  

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Procedures for Harvesting tissue for Genotyping with SolCAP Supplies: Vinyl mesh (not metal) screen (Fisher part# 14-387-90) 1 quart Ziploc bags Silca: Fisher part# s161-212 Procedures 1. Label plate

Douches, David S.

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Finite difference analysis of mass transfer effects on flow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate in dissipative fluid and constant heat flux  

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A finite-difference solution to the flow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate is derived by assuming 1) presence of species concentration like water vapour, CO2 etc. and 2) constant heat flux at th...

J. N. Das; S. N. Ray; Prof. Dr. V. M. Soundalgekar

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective flow and heat transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid in the presence of a moving, infinite, vertical, porous plate  

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The analysis of convective flow and heat transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid past a uniformly moving, infinite, vertical, ... of the plate-motion and the presence of heat generation/absorption on the flow...

K. Vajravelu

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective Heat Transfer from Exposed Flat Horizontal Surface in Outdoorconditions at Low Wind Speeds: An Application to Flat Plate Solar Collector  

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Estimation of various heat losses in flat plate solar collectors is important for their thermal performance evaluation under different operating conditions. Upward heat losses have a major contribution in the ...

Suresh Kumar; S. C. Mullick

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Degradation of TiN-and TiC-deposited AISI316 bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells  

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TiN and TiC were deposited on AISI316 bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and their effects on the corrosion resistance and overall cell performance were investigated. TiN with a Ti...

Hee Yeol Lee; Jae Woong Choi; Gil Ho Hwang…

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of the effects of heave plate on the motion of a new deep draft multi-spar platform  

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Motivated by the foregoing discussion, this paper aims to study the abovementioned issues based on a novel deep draft multi-spar (DDMS) platform with solid heave plates, which combines the advantages of semi-submersible

Binbin Li; Zhenhua Huang; Ying Min Low…

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of ion beam current on position of mobile plate tuner in multi-frequencies microwaves electron cyclotron resonance ion source  

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We are constructing a tandem-type electron cyclotron resonance ion source (ECRIS). The first stage of this can supply 2.45 GHz and 11-13 GHz microwaves to plasma chamber individually and simultaneously. We optimize the beam current I{sub FC} by the mobile plate tuner. The I{sub FC} is affected by the position of the mobile plate tuner in the chamber as like a circular cavity resonator. We aim to clarify the relation between the I{sub FC} and the ion saturation current in the ECRIS against the position of the mobile plate tuner. We obtained the result that the variation of the plasma density contributes largely to the variation of the I{sub FC} when we change the position of the mobile plate tuner.

Kurisu, Yosuke; Kiriyama, Ryutaro; Takenaka, Tomoya; Nozaki, Dai; Sato, Fuminobu; Kato, Yushi; Iida, Toshiyuki [Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the heat and mass transfer by free convection from humid air to a horizontal metal plate under frosting conditions  

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AN INVESTIOATION OF THE NEAT AND MASS TRANSFER BY FREE CONVECTION FROM HUMID AIR TO A HDRIZOHTAL METAL PLATE UNDER FROSTINO COND1TIONS A Thesis By BOBBY BELL~ JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A%M University in partial... ~ ~ ~. . . 60 - 61 17 Total Heat Transferred, to Plate vs. Time ~ 18 19 20 Thermal Conductivity Coefficient of Frost vso Time. . . . . . . . . . ~ ~ . . ~ ~ Heat Transfer Convective Coefficient vs. Time ~ 0 4 ~ 0 ~ ~ 4 ~ ~ ~ Resistivity of' Air...

Bell, Bobby

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cenozoic oblique collision of South American and Caribbean plates: New evidence in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela and Trinidad  

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The hinterland of the Caribbean Mts. orogen in Trinidad and Venezuela contains schist and gneiss whole protoliths are wholly or partly of continental provenance. The hinterland lies between the foreland thrust belt and terranes. The terranes are alien to continental South America (SA) and may have proto-Caribbean or Caribbean plate origins. The hinterland rocks were widely thought to come from sediments and granitoids of Mesozoic protolithic ages and to be of Cretaceous metamorphic age. Such rocks are now know to be of at least two or more types, as follows: (1) low grade, protoliths of pre-Mesozoic basement and shelfal cover of uncertain age range, inboard locus, Oligocene to mid-Miocene metamorphic ages younging eastward (Caracas, Paria, and Northern Range belts), and (2) higher grade including high P/T, varies protoliths of uncertain age range, Cretaceous and ( )early Paleogene metamorphic ages (Tacagua, Araya, Margarita). The geometry, protoliths, structures, and metamorphic ages of type 1 parautochthoneity and an origin as a thickened wedge of crust-cored passive margin cover. The wedge grew by accretion between about 35 and 20 Ma during oblique transport toward the foreland. The diachroneity of metamorphism implies, as does the timing of foreland deformation, that the wedge evolved in a right-oblique collision between northern SA and terranes moving wholly or partly with the Caribbean plate since the Eocene. Type 2 rocks probably came with the terranes and are products of convergent zone tectonics, either in the proto-Caribbean plate. The hinterland boundaries are brittle thrusts that are out of sequence and imply progressive contraction from mid-Cenozoic to the present.

Speed, R.C. (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)); Russo, R.M. (Carnegie Institute of Washington (United States)); Foland, K.A. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus (United States))

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of depth-dependent perturbation factors for parallel-plate chambers in electron beams using a plastic scintillation detector  

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Purpose: This work presents the experimental extraction of the overall perturbation factor P{sub Q} in megavoltage electron beams for NACP-02 and Roos parallel-plate ionization chambers using a plastic scintillation detector (PSD). Methods: The authors used a single scanning PSD mounted on a high-precision scanning tank to measure depth-dose curves in 6, 12, and 18 MeV clinical electron beams. The authors also measured depth-dose curves using the NACP-02 and PTW Roos chambers. Results: The authors found that the perturbation factors for the NACP-02 and Roos chambers increased substantially with depth, especially for low-energy electron beams. The experimental results were in good agreement with the results of Monte Carlo simulations reported by other investigators. The authors also found that using an effective point of measurement (EPOM) placed inside the air cavity reduced the variation of perturbation factors with depth and that the optimal EPOM appears to be energy dependent. Conclusions: A PSD can be used to experimentally extract perturbation factors for ionization chambers. The dosimetry protocol recommendations indicating that the point of measurement be placed on the inside face of the front window appear to be incorrect for parallel-plate chambers and result in errors in the R{sub 50} of approximately 0.4 mm at 6 MeV, 1.0 mm at 12 MeV, and 1.2 mm at 18 MeV.

Lacroix, Frederic; Guillot, Mathieu; McEwen, Malcolm; Cojocaru, Claudiu; Gingras, Luc; Beddar, A. Sam; Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM), 1560 Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4M1 (Canada) and Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry (D-428), 2900 Boul. Edouard-Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4 (Canada); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Ho circumflex tel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ), Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Ionizing Radiation Standards, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Ho circumflex tel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ), Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, Unit 94, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ), Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of a solar air flat plate collector: use of obstacles and application for the drying of grape  

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In the solar air flat plate collector, the insufficiency of the thermal exchange between the fluid and the absorber obliges the user to enhance their optimization. This low thermal exchange does not allow these systems to obtain their best performance or the best thermal efficiency. In our experimental study, which consists of a solar energy simulation, we have sought to improve the efficiency–temperature rise couple of the flat plate solar collector by considering several types of obstacles disposed in rows in the dynamic air vein of the flat collector. Thus, we have proceeded to the application of the best two systems (WDL1) and (TL) for drying an agricultural product grape. By comparing with the collector without obstacles (WO), the thermal transfers and, consequently, the output temperature (TOC) and the collector efficiency (?) are clearly improved. The drying times obtained with the proposed systems are very interesting. The heat quantities obtained in the case of WDL1 are very important compared with the collector WO. However, the entry to the drying cupboard of this high temperature (TOC) in the vicinity of the solar midday must be limited to the maximal value demanded by the considered product.

A Abene; V Dubois; M Le Ray; A Ouagued

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tectostratigraphic evidence for Late Paleozoic Pacific plate collision and post-Upper Jurassic transpression in northeastern Chihuahua, Mexico  

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The rocks of Mina Plomosas, Chihuahua include a structurally complex association of Ordovician to Permian and Upper Jurassic strata. The structural deformation has historically been considered as two-fold including late Paleozoic compression associated with the collision of North and Afro-South America followed by loosely defined Laramide influences. These interpretations, however, are inconsistent with respect to timing, direction and style of deformation and the tectostratigraphic development of northeastern Mexico. Paleozoic strata which are folded, overturned and thrusted to the southwest are in opposition to the predicted, and elsewhere observed, northwestward compression. More likely, deformation is the result of late Paleozoic, northeastward directed Pacific plate collision causing underthrusting of the Paleozoic strata. Typical Laramide deformations are also in question. Upper Jurassic La Casita-equivalent rocks are twisted into distally thrusted, arcuate, en echelon, omega-folded anticlines which rotate into the trend of the suspected continuation of the oblique strike-slip San Marcos Fault. Such structures are diagnostic of transpressive mobile belts. The implications of late Paleozoic Pacific plate interactions and post-middle Paleozoic transpressive tectonics are that northern Mexico was located to the northwest during the Paleozoic and was repositioned following deposition of Upper Jurassic strata.

Montgomery, H.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron nuclear double resonance study of photostimulated luminescence active centers in CsBr:Eu{sup 2+} medical imaging plates  

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CsBr:Eu{sup 2+} needle image plates exhibit an electron-paramagnetic-resonance (EPR) spectrum at room temperature (RT), whose intensity is correlated with the photostimulated luminescence sensitivity of the plate. This EPR spectrum shows a strong temperature dependence: At RT it is owing to a single Eu{sup 2+} (S =7/2) center with axial symmetry, whereas at T<35 K the spectra can only be explained when two distinct centers are assumed to be present, a minority axial center and a majority center with nearly extremely rhombic symmetry. In this paper these low-temperature centers are studied with electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy, which reveals the presence of {sup 1}H nuclei close to the central Eu{sup 2+} ions in the centers. Analysis of the angular dependence of the ENDOR spectra allows to propose models for these centers, providing an explanation for the observed difference in intensity between the spectral components and for their temperature dependence.

Vrielinck, H.; Loncke, F.; Matthys, P.; Callens, F. [Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S1, B-9000 Gent (Belgium); Tahon, J.-P.; Leblans, P. [Agfa HealthCare NV, Septestraat 27, B-2640 Mortsel (Belgium)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on Magnetohydrodynamic non-Darcy mixed convection heat transfer from a vertical heated plate embedded in a porous medium with variable porosity, by Dulal Pal  

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In the above paper the author treats the boundary layer flow along a vertical flat plate, immersed in a Darcy Brinkman Forchheimer porous medium. The porosity and the permeability of the porous medium are variable across the boundary layer. In addition a magnetic field with constant strength is applied normal to the plate. The fluid temperature at the plate is constant and different from that of the ambient fluid. This temperature difference creates a buoyancy force and the flow is characterized as mixed convection. The partial differential equations of the boundary layer flow are transformed into ordinary differential equations and subsequently are solved with the Runge-Kutta Fehlberg method. The results are presented in two tables and 11 figures.

Pantokratoras, Asterios

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salt spray testing of sacrificial and barrier type coatings for the purpose of finding a corrosion resistant and environmentally acceptable replacement for cadmium plate  

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Cadmium plate is used to protect various components of offshore oil and gas production equipment from surface marine environments such as salt spray. This research project was performed to find an environmentally acceptable coating which provides equivalent or superior resistance to surface marine corrosion when compared to cadmium plate. In order to find a replacement for cadmium plate, a large number of sacrificial and barrier type coatings were exposed to an accelerated salt spray test in accordance with ASTM B117-94. The only sacrificial coating which resisted 1,000 hours of accelerated salt spray testing without any indication of failure was the 0.0006-in. thick zinc-nickel plate with an olive drab chromate treatment. Based on these test results, zinc-nickel plate is recommended as a corrosion resistant and environmentally acceptable replacement for cadmium plate for use in surface marine environments. Electroless nickel coatings with a minimum applied thickness of 0.002-in. also resisted 1,000 hours of accelerated salt spray testing without indication of failure. Electroless nickel is not recommended for corrosion resistance in salt spray environments for two reasons. Electroless nickel is susceptible to microcracking when heat treated at moderate to high temperatures. Heat treatment improves the hardness and resultant wear resistance of the coating. Microcracking will compromise the integrity of the coating resulting in pitting, cracking or crevice corrosion of the substrate in corrosive environments. Secondly, any significant mechanical damage to the coating or disbonding of the coating substrate interface will also result in corrosive attack of the substrate.

Schultz, E.J.; Haeberle, T.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of Pd/Pd-Alloy Films by Surfactant Induced Electroless Plating for Hydrogen Separation from Advanced Coal Gasification Processes  

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Dense Pd, Pd-Cu and Pd-Ag composite membranes on microporous stainless steel substrate (MPSS) were fabricated by a novel electroless plating (EP) process. In the conventional Pd-EP process, the oxidation-reduction reactions between Pd-complex and hydrazine result in an evolution of NH{sub 3} and N{sub 2} gas bubbles. When adhered to the substrate surface and in the pores, these gas bubbles hinder uniform Pd-film deposition which results in dendrite growth leading to poor film formation. This problem was addressed by introducing cationic surfactant in the electroless plating process known as surfactant induced electroless plating (SIEP). The unique features of this innovation provide control of Pd-deposition rate, and Pd-grain size distribution. The surfactant molecules play an important role in the EP process by tailoring grain size and the process of agglomeration by removing tiny gas bubbles through adsorption at the gas-liquid interface. As a result surfactant can tailor a nanocrystalline Pd, Cu and Ag deposition in the film resulting in reduced membrane film thickness. Also, it produces a uniform, agglomerated film structure. The Pd-Cu and Pd-Ag membranes on MPSS support were fabricated by sequential deposition using SIEP method. The pre- and post-annealing characterizations of these membranes (Pd, Pd-Cu and Pd-Ag on MPSS substrate) were carried out by SEM, EDX, XRD, and AFM studies. The SEM images show significant improvement of the membrane surface morphology, in terms of metal grain structures and grain agglomeration compared to the membranes fabricated by conventional EP process. The SEM images and helium gas-tightness studies indicate that dense and thinner films of Pd, Pd-Cu and Pd-Ag membranes can be produced with shorter deposition time using surfactant. H{sub 2} Flux through the membranes fabricated by SIEP shows large improvement compared to those by CEP with comparable permselectivity. Pd-MPSS composite membrane was subjected to test for long term performance and thermal cycling (573 - 723 - 573 K) at 15 psi pressure drop for 1200 hours. Pd membranes showed excellent hydrogen permeability and thermal stability during the operational period. Under thermal cycling (573 K - 873 K - 573 K), Pd-Cu-MPSS membrane was stable and retained hydrogen permeation characteristics for over three months of operation. From this limited study, we conclude that SIEP is viable method for fabrication of defect-free, robust Pd-alloy membranes for high-temperature H{sub 2}-separation applications.

Ilias, Shamsuddin; Kumar, Dhananjay

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A mathematical model for the performance of the compressed-film, floating-deck, flat-plate solar-energy collector  

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A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR THE PERFORMANCE OP THE COMFR. . 'SSED-FILM PLOATING-DECK, PLAT-PLATE SOLAR-ENERGY COLI CTOR A Thesis HO-KAI CHAN Submitted to the Graduate Co1lege of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of 0he requirement... for the degree of FiASTER OP SCIENCE August 197~ MaJor SubJect: Chemical Engineering A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPRESSED-FILM, FLOATING-DECK~ PLAT-PLATE SOLAR-ENERGY COLLECTOR A Thesis by HO-KAI CHAN Approved as to style...

Chan, Ho-Kai

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective heat dissipation and geometric optimization in an LED module with aluminum nitride (AlN) insulation plate  

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Abstract The heat dissipation performance in a conventional chip on board (COB) LED module is limited by the very low thermal conductivity of the dielectric layer. In this study, an enhanced model is proposed to achieve effective heat dissipation using an aluminum nitride (AlN) insulation plate instead of the dielectric layer. Initially, the geometric configuration of the enhanced model was optimized by using response surface methodology. The effects of each design parameter were also analyzed in terms of the one-dimensional and spreading thermal resistances. In the optimized enhanced model, the junction temperature and total thermal resistance were 24.1% and 55.2% lower, respectively, than the conventional COB module with the copper-based substrate. At the heat input of 15 W, the luminous efficacy of the optimized enhanced model was about 13.9% higher than that of the conventional COB module.

Min Woo Jeong; Seung Won Jeon; Sang Hun Lee; Yongchan Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on the Portable and Integrated Type Pore Plate Flow Measureing Device for Condensate Water of 300MW Steam Turbine  

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In order to insure the accuracy of steam turbine thermal test in power plant, the flowrate measurement accuracy of condensate water should be insured. In this paper, the portable and integrated type flow measuring device for condensate water of 300MW steam turbine flow is designed, which is based on the condensate water parameters and the specific pipeline conditions at the exit of the No. 5 low pressure heater for 300MW unit. A integration of non standard differential pressure orifice flow meter is designed in this paper Through calibration in standard experimental system, the reason of the large error is that the flow field is disturbed by the origin plate type downward welding connecting flanges. Then the welding neck flanges is designed for the connecting flanges. The distribution of connecting flanges of flow field is weaken, and the measurement accuracy can meet the demand of steam turbine thermal test.

Yong Li; Jia-yong Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyan plate Magenta plate Yellow plate Black plateCyan plate Magenta plate Yellow plate Black plate www.aikentoday.com  

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's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) on the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, Dr. Sharitz- sion to authorize a survey of the plants and animals on the massive 310-square-mile Savannah River Site Hugo on the Congaree National Park along the Congaree River below Columbia. ... She has a major grant

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Experimental investigation of various designs of solar flat plate collectors: Application for the drying of green chili  

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This paper presents an experimental study by comparing between the thermal performance of three types of solar air flat plate collectors FPCs: (i) without obstacles (ii) with rectangular obstacles and (iii) with trapezoidal obstacles in the air flow duct. In order to determine the best performing model we have proceeded to reversing the flow direction in each collector and comparing the six obtained models under outdoor conditions. All collectors were designed constructed and tested in the University of Biskra (Algeria) in a stand facing south at an inclination angle equal to the local latitude. Thus we have proceeded to the application of the best system for the drying of the green chili. We have sought to determine the moisture content and loss of mass for the forced convection hot air drying of the product and their temperature dependence. In comparison with the recent literature at different air mass flow the highest efficiencies (77%) were obtained from the FPC with trapezoidal obstacles when the air was blown down at air flow rate 0.043?kg/s. In addition this study has allowed us to show that (i) for a same geometry the highest efficiencies were always obtained when the air was blown down in the solar air FPC and (ii) the use of obstacles in the air flow duct of the FPCs is an efficient method to improve their performances especially when the air is blown down. The obstacles ensure a good air flow under the absorber plate create the turbulence and reduce the dead zones in the collector.

Adnane Labed; Noureddine Moummi; Adel Benchabane

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage Detection of CFRP Plates by Full-Spectral Analysis of a Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor Signal  

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This paper describes the measurement of average strain, strain distribution and vibration of cantilever beam made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP), using a single Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor mounted on the beam surface. Average strain is determined from the displacement of the peak wavelength of reflected light from the FBG sensor. Unstrained reference FBG sensors were used to compensate for temperature drift and the photoelastic coefficient (P{sub e}), which was used to calculate the gauge factor. Measured strains agree with those measured by a resistance foil strain gauge attached to the sample. Stress distributions are measured by monitoring the variation in the full width half maximum (FWHM) values of the reflected spectrum, using a proposed optical analytical model, described in the paper. FWHM values were measured for both the cantilever test beam and a for a reference beam, loaded using a four-point bending rig. The trend of the stress distribution for the test beam matches with our analytical model, however with a relatively large noise present in the experimentally determined data. The vibration of cantilever beam was measured by temporal analysis of the peak reflection wavelength. This technique is very stable as measurements are not affected by variations in the signal amplitude. Finally an application of FBG sensors for damage detection of CFRP plates is demonstrated, by measuring the average strain and natural frequency. With small defects of different sizes applied to the CFRP plate, average strains were seen to increase with damage size and the natural frequency decreased with damage size.

Mizutani, Yoshihiro [Optical Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2600 GB Delft (Netherlands); Solid and Structures Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2-12-1-I1-70, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan); Groves, Roger M. [Optical Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2600 GB Delft (Netherlands)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope (?13C and ?18O) compositions of dolomites from the Permian evaporitic sequences of the Eastern Russian Plate: Evidence from the Syukeevo gypsum deposit  

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Carbon and oxygen isotope compositions has been studied in dolomites of the Syukeevo gypsum deposit located in the Eastern Russian Plate. Values of ?13C in the dolomites vary from 0.3 to 6.6 ‰; ?18O, from 28.0 to...

R. Kh. Sungatullin; V. N. Kuleshov; R. I. Kadyrov

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer between parallel plates: An approach based on the linearized Boltzmann equation for a binary mixture of rigid-sphere gases  

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Heat transfer between parallel plates: An approach based on the linearized Boltzmann equation a concise and particularly accurate solution of the heat-transfer problem for a binary gas mixture confined.1063/1.2511039 I. INTRODUCTION The heat-transfer problem within the context of rarefied gas dynamics has been

Siewert, Charles E.

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40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 28 Jun -1 Jul 2010, Chicago, Illinois Transition of hypersonic flow past flat plate with  

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of hypersonic flow past flat plate with roughness elements Prahladh S Iyer , Suman Muppidi and Krishnan Mahesh and Astronautics #12;I. Introduction Studying laminar-turbulent transition in supersonic and hypersonic boundary-turbulent transition.2 Schneider3 gives a comprehensive review of the effects of roughness on hypersonic boundary layer

Mahesh, Krishnan

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California takes earthquakes very seriously. The state straddles two major tectonic plates and is subject to relatively frequent, often major, potentially devastating quakes.  

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-minute earthquake half again as powerful as the temblor that destroyed San Francisco in 1906--or 30 times as powerful as the quake that devastated Haiti in January. According to SCEC information technology architect California, as well as Hawaii and most of the Pacific Ocean, while the North American Plate includes

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Application of guided flexural waves in immersed plates to aquatic propulsion of mono?hull marine vessels  

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The present paper describes the results of the experimental investigation of a small?scale mono?hull model boat propelled by a localised flexural wave propagating along the plate of finite width forming the boat's keel. Forward propulsion of the boat was achieved through flexural wave propagation in the opposite direction which is similar to the aquatic propulsion used in nature by stingrays. The model boat under consideration underwent a series of tests both in a Perspex water tank and in the experimental pool. In particular the forward velocity of the boat has been measured for different frequencies and amplitudes of the flexural wave. The highest velocity achieved was 32 cm/s. The thrust and propulsive efficiency have been measured as well. The obtained value of the propulsive efficiency in the optimum regime was 51%. This indicates that efficiency of this type of aquatic propulsion is comparable to that of dolphins and sharks (around 75%) and to that of a traditional propeller (around 70%). In contrast to a propeller though the wavelike aquatic propulsion has the following advantages: it does not generate underwater noise and it is safe for people and marine animals.

Victor V. Krylov; Ewan Porteous

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coaxial extrusion conversion concept for polymeric flat plate solar collectors. Final technical report, September 30, 1978-December 31, 1979  

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This study investigated materials and processes for fundamental improvements in flat-plate solar collector cost and performance. The goal was to develop a process for direct conversion of inexpensive raw materials into a completed solar collector unit, without labor intensive assembly operations. It was thought that materials carefully matched to the process and end-use environment would substantially reduce collector costs, as compared to conventional industry practice. The project studied the feasibility of a cost-effective, glazed solar collector, with low labor input, utilizing a coaxial extrusion of compatible polymeric materials. This study evaluated all considered materials for the desired application. In addition, there was a trial extrusion of the leading candidate glazing and absorber materials, which resulted in successfully performing a coaxial extrusion of one cell. At the time the study was conducted, there were no materials available that met the necessary requirements for the specified utilization. It was recommended that, if potentially compatible materials become available, further investigation into the suitability of those materials be researched. Then, if a suitable material was found, proceeding into Phase II would be recommended.

Rhodes, R.O.; Chapman, N.J.; Chao, K.C.; Sorenson, K.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough curved circular plates: a comparison of two different porous structures  

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This study aims to analyse the effect of different porous structures on the performance of a Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough porous curved circular plates. For porous structures Kozeny-Carman's formulation and Irmay's model have been adopted. A Shliomis model-based magnetic fluid flow is considered. The stochastically averaging models of Christensen and Tonder have been used for characterising the effect of transverse roughness. The associated stochastically averaged Reynolds type equation is solved to obtain the pressure distribution leading to the calculation of the load carrying capacity. The results presented in graphical form show that the adverse effect of transverse roughness can be compensated by the positive effect of magnetisation in the case of negatively skewed roughness, suitably choosing the rotation ratio and the curvature parameters. Further, this compensation appears to be more in the case of Kozeny-Carman's formulation as compared to that of Irmay's model, which makes the Kozeny-Carman's model a superior choice.

Jimit R. Patel; Gunamani Deheri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of characteristics of nonlinear normal waves in plates of lithium niobate for the designing of acousto-electronic devices.  

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The research of anharmonic effects is essential for the design of nonlinear acousto-electronic devices. Such effects involve the generation of nonlinear second harmonics in propagation of normal electroelastic waves in crystal plates. Thereby the analytical and numerical technique of the analysis of small nonlinear anharmonic effects in distribution of normal electroelastic waves in the layer of a trigonal piezocrystal of lithium niobate with thin short-circuited electro?onductive coverings of sides has been developed. The research is based on the model of physically and geometrically nonlinear electroelastic deformation with finite deformations and Gibbs's function that includes quadratic and cubic components on deformations and characteristics of intensity of quasistatic electric field. The analysis of nonlinear wave effects is build on the representation of characteristics of a normal electroelastic wave in the form of the sum of summands which are proportional to the powers of the small parameter. The analytical form has been received for the representations of functions of the elastic displacements intensity induction of quasistatic electric field in nonlinear second harmonics for the studied waves from the different modes of the dispersive spectrum. Quantitative estimates have been researched for the amplitude levels of second harmonics for normal electroelastic waves with variable frequencies.

Alina Kuslyva; Valery Storozhev

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of characteristics of nonlinear normal waves in plates of lithium niobate for the designing of acousto-electronic devices  

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The research of anharmonic effects is essential for the design of nonlinear acousto-electronic devices. Such effects involve the generation of nonlinear second harmonics in propagation of normal electroelastic waves in crystal plates. Thereby the analytical and numerical technique of the analysis of small nonlinear anharmonic effects in distribution of normal electroelastic waves in the layer of a trigonal piezocrystal of lithium niobate with thin short-circuited electro?onductive coverings of sides has been developed. The research is based on the model of physically and geometrically nonlinear electroelastic deformation with finite deformations and Gibbs's function that includes quadratic and cubic components on deformations and characteristics of intensity of quasistatic electric field. The analysis of nonlinear wave effects is build on the representation of characteristics of a normal electroelastic wave in the form of the sum of summands which are proportional to the powers of the small parameter. The analytical form has been received for the representations of functions of the elastic displacements intensity induction of quasistatic electric field in nonlinear second harmonics for the studied waves from the different modes of the dispersive spectrum. Quantitative estimates have been researched for the amplitude levels of second harmonics for normal electroelastic waves with variable frequencies.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocatalytic hydrogen production from methanol aqueous solution under visible-light using Cu/S–TiO2 prepared by electroless plating method  

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Abstract Cu was loaded on the S-doped TiO2 by electroless plating method. The prepared Cu/S–TiO2 exhibited high photocatalytic activity for hydrogen generation, and the yield is up to 7.5 mmol h? 1 g? 1cat in methanol solution. Their physical structure and chemical properties were characterized by UV–Vis, XRD, XPS and EXAFS. The copper species were CuO and Cu2O, and the sample showed excellent visible light absorption ability. Comparing with the sample prepared by chemical reducing method, the electroless plated copper on S–TiO2 was highly dispersed, which could facilitate photo-generated charges capture, transfer and separation.

Wenyu Zhang; Shengjun Wang; Jingguo Li; Xiaoyong Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic thermal performance model for flat-plate solar collectors based on the thermal inertia correction of the steady-state test method  

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Abstract In determining the dynamic thermal performance of a flat-plate solar collector, when the instantaneous solar irradiance changes sharply at one moment, most of the existing models cannot accurately predict the momentary thermal characteristics of outlet temperature and useful heat gain. In the present study, an analytical model in the form of series expansion is put forward to depict the momentary thermal characteristics of flat-plate solar collectors. The analytical model reveals that, instantaneous useful heat gain of a solar collector at one moment consists of the steady-state useful heat gain and corresponding thermal inertia correction. The model is then validated by the experimental data. It indicates that the analytical model can properly predict the dynamic thermal performance of the solar air collector. Besides, the model pertains to other types of solar thermal collectors, if they can be tested by the steady-state test method.

Jie Deng; Yupeng Xu; Xudong Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of tangential mass addition on the boundary layer velocity distribution of a flat plate at zero angle of attack  

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. V . RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 16 18 20 21 24 Boundary Layer Conditions Downstream of Blowing Slot . Boundary Layer Conditions Upstream of Slot Accuracy of Data 24 40 47 VI. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ~ 51 LITERATURE CITED 54 APPENDIX... 55 Estimation of Error Caused by Leaks in the Pressure Measuring System 56 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 3" x 48" Smoke Tunnel 2. Flat Plate Model 3. Schematic of Pressure System 4. Volume Flow Rates of Working Pipe Tap Orifice 14 Variation...

Miller, Edward Peter

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of injection hole orientation on flat-plate film cooling and heat transfer using a transient liquid crystal technique  

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-UP. . . . . EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE THEORY OF OPERATION. . . RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. . Heat transfer. . Local Spanwise Variations. . Effect of Density Ratio and Compound Angle. . . . Momentuin Flux Ratio. Film Effectiveness. . . . . . Local Spanwise Variations... cavity for mixing and ejecta through the holes onto the test plate. Temperature controllers for the mainstream and coolant flows allow for desired temperature levels to be reached and inaintained. The coolant temperature is monitored at an injection...

Zapata, Dyrk Oliver

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Spot the number plates  

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......which forms part of the ROMANSE project in Southampton, and has also...potential for infringing civil liberties. Also, in the costcutting...this direction. The ROMANSE project in Southampton seeks to control...which forms part of the ROMANSE project in Southampton, and has also......

Chris Gillham

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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elementsair ceramic plate  

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are the main source of United State's greenhouse gases, 82 percent of which are energy related emissions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly as an alternator replacement in automobiles [5]. They have related carbon dioxide emissions are the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses [1]. Thermoelectric

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane  

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Tennessee Reduces Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys on AddThis.com... Dec. 11, 2010 Tennessee Reduces Pollution With Propane Hybrid Trolleys

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Vehicle Technologies and Bus Fleet Replacement Optimization  

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with multiple bus drivetrain technologies (electric trolley buses, conventional diesel buses, hybrid diesel (conventional diesel, hybrid, electric trolley, etc.), bus designs, and operating environments (congested utilizing real-world data from King County (Seattle) transit agency. Two distinct technologies, diesel

Bertini, Robert L.

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Low resistivity Ga-doped ZnO thin films of less than 100 nm thickness prepared by ion plating with direct current arc discharge  

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Low resistivity Ga-doped ZnO films were prepared on a glass substrate by ion plating with direct current arc discharge. Thickness dependent changes in the electrical properties of the films are reported, focusing on the thin films of less than 100 nm thickness. Structural analyses showed that the thinnest film of 30 nm thickness consists of well-oriented columnar grains normal to the substrate, and the resistivity was as low as 4.4x10{sup -4} {omega} cm. The changes in lattice strain and c-axis fluctuation with the growth of grains are also shown to be associated with the electrical properties.

Yamada, Takahiro; Miyake, Aki; Kishimoto, Seiichi; Makino, Hisao; Yamamoto, Naoki; Yamamoto, Tetsuya [Kochi University of Technology, 185, Miyanokuchi, Tosayamada, Kami, Kochi 782-8502 (Japan)

2007-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental investigation of the rolling moment on a flat plate in the presence of a free vortex of known strength  

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not affect their vertical or lateral positioning. The vortex probe assembly is shown in Figure 2. A comparison of the free-stream velocities obtained from the vortex probe assembly and a standard pitot-static tube revealed a difference of less than one...AN EXPERIMENTAL 1NVES1'IGATION OF THE ROLLING MOMENT ON A ILAT PLATE IN THE ?RESENCE OP A FREE VORTEX OF KNOWN STRENGTH A Thesis by MAURICE VERNE VAN DUSEN, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Teras A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Van Dusen, Maurice Verne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic bifurcation and fractal and chaos control of a giant magnetostrictive film-shape memory alloy composite cantilever plate subjected to in-plane harmonic and stochastic excitation  

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Stochastic bifurcation and fractal and chaos control of a giant magnetostrictive film–shape memory alloy (GMF–SMA) composite cantilever plate subjected to in-plane harmonic and stochastic excitation were studied. Van der Pol items were improved to interpret the hysteretic phenomena of both GMF and SMA, and the nonlinear dynamic model of a GMF–SMA composite cantilever plate subjected to in-plane harmonic and stochastic excitation was developed. The probability density function of the dynamic response of the system was obtained, and the conditions of stochastic Hopf bifurcation were analyzed. The conditions of noise-induced chaotic response were obtained in the stochastic Melnikov integral method, and the fractal boundary of the safe basin of the system was provided. Finally, the chaos control strategy was proposed in the stochastic dynamic programming method. Numerical simulation shows that stochastic Hopf bifurcation and chaos appear in the parameter variation process. The boundary of the safe basin of the system has fractal characteristics, and its area decreases when the noise intensifies. The system reliability was improved through stochastic optimal control, and the safe basin area of the system increased.

Zhu, Zhiwen, E-mail: zhuzhiwentju@163.com [Department of Mechanics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Tianjin Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Control, Tianjin 300072 (China); Zhang, Qingxin, E-mail: zqxfirst@163.com; Xu, Jia, E-mail: xujia-ld@163.com [Department of Mechanics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Combinatorial Materials Research Applied to the Development of New Surface Coatings I:? A Multiwell Plate Screening Method for the High-Throughput Assessment of Bacterial Biofilm Retention on Surfaces  

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The screening process involves (1) multiwell plate modifications for coating deposition, (2) deposition of combinatorial coating libraries via an automated liquid dispensing robot, (3) coating thickness measurements of cured coatings, (4) preconditioning of coatings via immersion in deionized water, (5) bacterial incubation, (6) plate processing, and (7) data analysis for identification of promising candidates. ... This clearly perceptible increase recorded since 1982, may be attributable to the growing use of copper paints subsequent to the antifouling paint regulations adopted in 1982. ... that can be applied with both lethal and sublethal effect criteria for the detn. of toxic stress from leaches of painted surfaces. ...

Shane J. Stafslien; James A. Bahr; Jason M. Feser; Jonathan C. Weisz; Bret J. Chisholm; Thomas E. Ready; Philip Boudjouk

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Microchannel Plate Sensitivity to <20 keV X-rays as a Function of Energy and Incident Angle  

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We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of microchannel plate (MCP) response to x-rays in the 250 eV to 20 keV energy range as a function of both x-ray energy and impact angle. The model is based on the model presented in Rochau et al. (2006). However, while the Rochau et al. (2006) model was two-dimensional, and their results only went to 5 keV, our results have been expanded to 20 keV, and our model has been incorporated into a three-dimensional Monte Carlo MCP model that we have developed over the past several years (Kruschwitz et al. 2011). X-ray penetration through multiple MCP pore walls is increasingly important above 5 keV. The effect of x-ray penetration through multiple pores on MCP performance was studied and is presented.

Kruschwitz, Craig [NSTec; Wu, M. [SNL; Rochau, G. A. [SNL

2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Magnetic Character of the Armour-Plated Ships of the Royal Navy, and on the Effect on the Compass of Particular Arrangements of Iron in a Ship.  

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...1865 research-article On the Magnetic Character of the Armour-Plated Ships of the Royal Navy, and on the Effect on the Compass of Particular Arrangements of Iron in a Ship. Frederick John Evans Archibald Smith The Royal Society is collaborating...

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On the Magnetic Character of the Armour-Plated Ships of the Royal Navy, and on the Effect on the Compass of Particular Arrangements of Iron in a Ship  

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...1865 research-article On the Magnetic Character of the Armour-Plated Ships of the Royal Navy, and on the Effect on the Compass of Particular Arrangements of Iron in a Ship Frederick John Evans Archibald Smith The Royal Society is collaborating...

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Design and simulation of a prototype of a small-scale solar CHP system based on evacuated flat-plate solar collectors and Organic Rankine Cycle  

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Abstract This paper presents a dynamic simulation model of a novel prototype of a 6 kWe solar power plant. The system is based on the coupling of innovative solar thermal collectors with a small Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), simultaneously producing electric energy and low temperature heat. The novelty of the proposed system lies in the solar collector field, which is based on stationary evacuated flat-plate solar thermal collectors capable to achieve the operating temperatures typical of the concentrating solar thermal collectors. The solar field consists of about 73.5 m2 of flat-plate evacuated solar collectors, heating a diathermic oil up to a maximum temperature of 230 °C. A diathermic oil storage tank is employed in order to mitigate the fluctuations due to the variability of solar energy availability. The hot diathermic oil exiting from the tank passes through an auxiliary gas-fired burner which provides eventual additional thermal energy. The inlet temperature of the diathermic oil entering the ORC system varies as a function of the availability of solar energy, also determining an oscillating response of the ORC. The ORC was simulated in Engineering Equation Solver (EES), using zero-dimensional energy and mass balances. The ORC model was subsequently implemented in a more general TRNSYS model, including all the remaining components of the system. The model was used to evaluate the energy and economic performance of the solar CHP system under analysis, in different climatic conditions. The results show that the efficiency of the ORC does not significantly vary during the year, remaining always close to 10%. On the other hand, the efficiency of the solar collectors is very high in summer (>50%) and significantly lower during the coldest winter days (down to 20%). Pay-back periods are extremely attractive in case of feed-in tariffs (about 5 years), whereas the profitability of the system is scarce when no public funding is available. A sensitivity analysis was also performed, in order to determine the combination of system/design parameters able to maximize the thermo-economic performance of the system. It was found that the system may be economically feasible for the majority of locations in the Mediterranean area (pay-back periods around 10 years), whereas the profitability is unsatisfactory for Central-Europe sites.

Francesco Calise; Massimo Dentice d’Accadia; Maria Vicidomini; Marco Scarpellino

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard practice for evaluation of disbonding of bimetallic stainless alloy/steel plate for use in high-pressure, high-temperature refinery hydrogen service  

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1.1 This practice covers a procedure for the evaluation of disbonding of bimetallic stainless alloy/steel plate for use in refinery high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) gaseous hydrogen service. It includes procedures to (1) produce suitable laboratory test specimens, (2) obtain hydrogen charging conditions in the laboratory that are similar to those found in refinery HP/HT hydrogen gas service for evaluation of bimetallic specimens exposed to these environments, and (3) perform analysis of the test data. The purpose of this practice is to allow for comparison of data among test laboratories on the resistance of bimetallic stainless alloy/steels to hydrogen-induced disbonding (HID). 1.2 This practice applies primarily to bimetallic products fabricated by weld overlay of stainless alloy onto a steel substrate. Most of the information developed using this practice has been obtained for such materials. The procedures described herein, may also be appropriate for evaluation of hot roll bonded, explosive bonded...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of testing and storage environments on mechanical properties of Ni-plated and bare U-3/4 wt% Ti  

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It was found that storage environments with an adequate supply of oxygen can effectively minimize moisture corrosion of bare U-3/4 Ti. In particular, 0.75 cm/sup 3/ of dry air is calculated to protect 1 cm/sup 2/ of U-3/4 Ti for 20 years storage at room temperature. Consideration of the geometric details of U-3/4 Ti alloy specimens and the free volumes of air (and hence O/sub 2/) available can satisfactorily explain discrepancies in corrosion behavior between recent tests and previously reported data. The storage environment at 70/sup 0/C produces a minor strength increase in bare samples with increasing time. Decreases in ductility are observed for testing conditions of low temperature, low strain rate, and/or high humidity. Surface cracks occur under the same conditions conducive to corrosion, i.e., moderate temperatures, low strain rates, and high humidity. Significant increases in strength result under low-temperature and high-strain-rate conditions of tensile testing. Residual chloride contamination may be responsible for the occasional and otherwise unexplained large scatter in ductility for nominally similar specimens and test conditions. Nickel plating is observed to cause a statistically significant decrease in tensile strength, but no effect on the yield strength or ductility was observed and the presence of high explosive during the aging of tensile bars was observed to have no effect on mechanical properties.

Zehr, S.W.; Johnson, H.R.; Smugeresky, J.E.; Pashman, K.A.; Nagelberg, A.S.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally Nitrided Stainless Steels for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates: Part 2: Beneficial Modification of Passive Layer on AISI446  

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Thermal nitridation of AISI446 mod-1 superferritic stainless steel for 24 h at 1100 C resulted in an adherent, inward growing surface layer based on (Cr, Fe){sub 2}N{sub 1-x} (x = 0--0.5). The layer was not continuous, and although it resulted in low interfacial contact resistance (ICR) and good corrosion resistance under simulated polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) cathodic conditions; poor corrosion resistance was observed under simulated anodic conditions. Nitridation for 2 h at 1100 C resulted in little nitrogen uptake and a tinted surface. Analysis by SEM, XPS, and AES suggested a complex heterogeneous modification of the native passive oxide film by nitrogen rather than the desired microns-thick exclusive Cr-rich nitride layer. Surprisingly, this modification resulted in both good corrosion resistance under simulated cathodic and anodic conditions and low ICR, well over an order of magnitude lower than the untreated alloy. Further, little increase in ICR was observed under passivating polarization conditions. The potential of this phenomenon for PEMFC bipolar plates is discussed.

Wang, Heli [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Brady, Michael P [ORNL; More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Meyer III, Harry M [ORNL; Turner, John [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of corrosion and electrical conductivity of 316L stainless steel as bipolar plate by TiN nanoparticle implantation using plasma focus  

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The present work reports the results of TiN-ions implantation into the SS316L samples as bipolar plates by a 4 kJ Mather type Plasma Focus (PF) device operated with nitrogen gas for 10, 20, and 30 shots in order to improve the corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity of samples. The PF can generate short lived (10–100 ns) but high temperature (0.1–2.0 keV) and high density (1018–1020 cm?3) plasma, and the whole process of PF lasts just a few microseconds. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results reveal the formation of a nanocrystalline titanium nitride coating on the surface of substrate. The interfacial contact resistance (ICR) of samples is measured, and the results show that the conductivity of samples increase after coating because of high electrical conductivity of TiN coating. The electrochemical results show that the corrosion resistances are significantly improved when TiN films are deposited into SS316L substrate. The corrosion potential of the TiN coated samples increases compared with that of the bare SSI316L and corrosion currents decrease in TiN implanted samples. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) indicates changes in surface morphology before and after potentiostatic test. The thickness of coated layer which is obtained by cross sectional SEM is about 19 ?m.

Malihe Omrani; Morteza Habibi; Reza Amrollahi; Arash Khosravi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0281-SA-02: Supplement Analysis for Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico Isentropic Compression and Flyer Plate Experiments Involving Plutonium at the Z and Saturn Accelorators (September 2002)  

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81-SA-02 81-SA-02 SUPPLEMENT ANALYSIS Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico Isentropic Compression and Flyer Plate Experiments Involving Plutonium at the Z and Saturn Accelerators September 2002 INTRODUCTION - PURPOSE OF SUPPLEMENT ANALYSIS This Supplement Analysis (SA) has been prepared to determine if the Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SWEIS), DOE/EIS-0281, adequately addresses the environmental effects of a proposal to conduct isentropic compression and flyer plate experiments involving plutonium at the Z and Saturn Accelerators, or if additional documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is needed. The need for a SA to an existing

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Massive sulphides and plate tectonics  

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... presence of a suitable depositional site, which is commonly on the sea floor7'12.This geothermal model seems to account for the salient features of massive sulphides.

M. SOLOMON

1974-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

480

THE VIBRATION OF CIRCULAR PLATES  

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...originals will be found in another article by one of the writers.1 Below them in Fig. 2 are the mathematical curves resulting from dFIG. 1. Actual sand patterns obtained. 1 Robert C. Colwell, Jour. Franklin Inst., 213: 373-380, 1932. substitution in...

R. C. COLWELL; J. K. STEWART; H. D. ARNETT

1940-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-stage air gasification of mixed plastic waste: Olivine as the bed material and effects of various additives and a nickel-plated distributor on the tar removal  

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Abstract Air gasification of mixed plastic waste was conducted in a two-stage gasifier. The effects of the combination of olivine as the fluidized bed material and activated carbon with or without other additives for tar cracking, as well as a Ni-plated distributor, the use of steam as a gasifying agent, and the calcination of olivine on the producer gas compositions and tar production, were also investigated. The maximum H2 concentration (27.3 vol%) was obtained with 900 g of activated carbon in the tar-cracking zone, and through the use of calcined olivine as the bed material. In the experiments, the maximum tar removal efficiency calculated using a base case reached 98.2%. The \\{LHVs\\} of the producer gases were in the range of 6.1–9.0 MJ/Nm3. The increase in the activated carbon amount led to an enhanced H2 production, as well as a decrease in tar production. The Ni-plated distributor was found to be effective for tar removal. In the application of dolomite in the tar-cracking zone and the use of steam as a fluidizing medium resulted in a high rate of \\{HCl\\} removal. The minimum \\{HCl\\} concentration in the producer gases was under 1 ppm.

Min-Hwan Cho; Tae-Young Mun; Young-Kon Choi; Joo-Sik Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

DOE/EIA-0555(95)/2 Energy Consumption Series Measuring Energy...  

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capacity, with generic names like "streetcars," "trolley cars," and "tramways." Pipeline Freight: Refers to freight carried through pipelines, including natural gas,...

483

Energy Efficiency Report--Glossary  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

capacity, with generic names like "streetcars," "trolley cars," and "tramways." Pipeline Freight: Refers to freight carried through pipelines, including natural gas,...

484

Lesson 38: Transport Mechanisms  

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; lorry] toroli [wheelbarrow] rukwama; mkokoteni [pull cart] pikipiki [motorcycle; motorbike] miguu [legs; motorcycle taxi] [skis] [parachute] [jet] [bulldozer] [military tank] [trolley; railway handcar] #12;kreni

485

FE Categorical Exclusions | Department of Energy  

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8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-004402: Categorical Exclusion Determination The Use of Scrap Tires for Oil Well Stimulation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Monroeville, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004401: Categorical Exclusion Determination The Use of Scrap Tires for Oil Well Stimulation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Waynesburg, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010 CX-004400: Categorical Exclusion Determination Repair Brick Support Plates on Connecting Bridges - Building 58 CX(s) Applied: B2.3 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Allegheny City, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010

486

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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5, 2010 5, 2010 CX-004434: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geothermal Incentive Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Stonington, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010 CX-004400: Categorical Exclusion Determination Repair Brick Support Plates on Connecting Bridges - Building 58 CX(s) Applied: B2.3 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Allegheny City, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010 CX-004399: Categorical Exclusion Determination Mississippi Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Mississippi Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

487

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Missouri | Department of Energy  

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June 17, 2011 June 17, 2011 CX-006084: Categorical Exclusion Determination Missouri Independent Energy Efficiency Program: Missouri Plating Company - Boiler Replacement CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06/17/2011 Location(s): Missouri Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office June 10, 2011 CX-006034: Categorical Exclusion Determination NORDIC Wind Manufacturing Project CX(s) Applied: B1.31 Date: 06/10/2011 Location(s): Kansas City, Missouri Office(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program June 7, 2011 CX-006050: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 06/07/2011 Location(s): Kansas City, Missouri Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Nickel Alloy, Corrosion and Heat-Resistant, Sheet, Strip, and Plate 72Ni - 15.5Cr - 0.95 (Cb (Nb) + Ta) - 2.5Ti - 0.70Al - 7.0Fe Consumable Electrode, Remelted or Vacuum Induction Melted, Solution Heat Treated, Precipitation-Hardenable  

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Nickel Alloy, Corrosion and Heat-Resistant, Sheet, Strip, and Plate 72Ni - 15.5Cr - 0.95 (Cb (Nb) + Ta) - 2.5Ti - 0.70Al - 7.0Fe Consumable Electrode, Remelted or Vacuum Induction Melted, Solution Heat Treated, Precipitation-Hardenable

SAE Aerospace Standards. London

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Seismic Travel-Time Residuals and Plates  

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......United States, Canada and Greenland under the auspices of Project Vela Uniform (Long Range Seismic Measurements 1966). Arrival...1 that if we plot residuals on the focal sphere, we are at liberty to ascribe these residuals to source effects, receiver effects......

D. Davies; D. P. McKenzie

1969-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Method to reduce damage to backing plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a method for penetrating a workpiece using an ultra-short pulse laser beam without causing damage to subsequent surfaces facing the laser. Several embodiments are shown which place holes in fuel injectors without damaging the back surface of the sack in which the fuel is ejected. In one embodiment, pulses from an ultra short pulse laser remove about 10 nm to 1000 nm of material per pulse. In one embodiment, a plasma source is attached to the fuel injector and initiated by common methods such as microwave energy. In another embodiment of the invention, the sack void is filled with a solid. In one other embodiment, a high viscosity liquid is placed within the sack. In general, high-viscosity liquids preferably used in this invention should have a high damage threshold and have a diffusing property.

Perry, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Banks, Paul S. (Livermore, CA); Stuart, Brent C. (Fremont, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

26 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE fall 2011 Tectonic plates  

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to rebuild the country, and cleanup of the heavily damaged fukushima nuclear plant could take de- cades that presented the first large dataset from the temblor. Published online in may and in print in the June 17

492

Larval Plate Test A] Setting up bottles  

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.87 2. KCl 0.35 0.175 0.0875 3. CaCl2.2H2O 0.265 0.1324 0.0662 4. Na2HPO4 0.132 0.066 0.033 5. KH2PO4 0

493

Rapidly Moving Divertor Plates in a Tokamak  

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Divertor & High Heat Flux Components / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 1)

S. J. Zweben; R. A. Ellis; P. Titus; A. Xing; H. Zhang

494

authentic food -simply prepared SMALL PLATES  

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smoky wild rice lunch #12;lunch SWEETS CREME BRULEE 6 green tea · vanilla shortbread · burnt sugar VEGAN cheeses · home made pickles · grilled bread lunch #12;GREENS WARM SPINACH SALAD 6/9 spinach · mixed mushrooms · caramelized onions · house made bacon bits warm creamy dressing GREEN SALAD 5/8 mixed greens

Martin, Jeff

495

Sandia National Laboratories: Diamond Plates Create Nanostructures...  

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Not Chemistry More Efficient Fuel Cells under Development by Engineers More California Gas Stations Can Provide Hydrogen than Previously Thought, Sandia Study Says Diamond...

496

Quaternary upper plate deformation in coastal Oregon  

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...number in the alphanumeric soil code iden- tifies the terrace: 1...Ridge; 6, Alder Grove. Soil codes with lower-case f are sites...cm) texture* (% clay)* NS2 65 N.D. 145 sicl N.D. 2mkpf...table: lowest terrace south = NS2, TH2, LC2; second-lowest...

497

Metallic Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings  

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Presented at the Department of Energy Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff Meeting, September 1 – October 1, 2009

498

Fragmentation of brittle plates by localized impact  

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In this letter we address the fragmentation of thin, brittle layers due to the impact of high-velocity projectiles. Our approach is a geometric statistical one, with lines and circles playing the role of cracks, randomly distributed over the surface. The specific probabilities employed to place the fractures come from an analysis of how the energy input propagates and dissipates over the material. The cumulative mass distributions $F(m)$ we obtain are in excellent agreement with the experimental data produced by T. Kadono [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 78}, 1444 (1997)]. Particularly, in the small mass regime we get $F(m)\\sim m^{-\\alpha}$, with $0.1<\\alpha<0.3$ for a quite broad range of dissip