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  1. Knoxville Area Transit: Propane Hybrid Electric Trolleys

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    Not Available

    2005-04-01

    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.

  2. Case Study: Ebus Hybrid Electric Buses and Trolleys

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    Barnitt, R.

    2006-07-01

    Evaluation focuses on the demonstration of hybrid electric buses and trolleys produced by Ebus Inc. at the Indianapolis Transportation Corporation and the Knoxville Area Transit.

  3. "Cambridge-Allston Connection by Bike, Rail, Trolley or Cable Car" 10/30/2005 Oliver Knill

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    Knill, Oliver

    "Cambridge-Allston Connection by Bike, Rail, Trolley or Cable Car" 10/30/2005 Oliver Knill One the Cambridge and the Alston Harvard campus is insufficient. Connectivity by car or buses is no solution monorail train from the Science Center to Allston along JFK. 4) Create a cable car transportation between

  4. Electroless copper plating

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McHenry, Michael R. (Lee's Summit, MO)

    1998-12-15

    An optimized electroless copper plating technique suitable for plating electroless copper upon ceramics.

  5. Electroless copper plating

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McHenry, M.R.

    1998-12-15

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

  6. License Plate 1 License Plate 2

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    Wagner, Diane

    License Plate 1 License Plate 2 License Plate 3 License Plate 4 Single Vehicle $254 Multi Vehicle $264 ( up to 4 vehicles) Annual Decal Valid: 09/01/12 - 08/31/13 Fall /Spring Decal (Pick date range , then Single or Multi Vehicle) Multi Vehicles $200 (up to 4 vehicles) Select date range Valid 9/1/12 - 5

  7. Corrugated cover plate for flat plate collector

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hollands, K. G. Terry (Elora, CA); Sibbitt, Bruce (Waterloo, CA)

    1978-01-01

    A flat plate radiant energy collector is providing having a transparent cover. The cover has a V-corrugated shape which reduces the amount of energy reflected by the cover away from the flat plate absorber of the collector.

  8. Leg 190 Preliminary Report58 Eurasian plate

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    Philippine Sea plate ~4 cm/yr Shikoku Basin Fossilspreadingridge Kyushu-PalauRidge 132°E 134° 136° 138° 140 Eurasia plate Pacific plate Philippine Sea plate 70 Ma 30 Ma Eurasia plate Kula plate (?) 17 Ma Japan Sea) proto-Izu Bonin arc Japan Sea Shikoku Basin Philippine Sea plate Eurasia plate Eurasia plate Shimanto

  9. Nuclear reactor alignment plate configuration

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2014-01-28

    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.

  10. Hot Plate Station

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverse (JournalvivoHigh energyHighland ViewdefaultJulySeptemberMovingHot Plate

  11. Channel plate for DNA sequencing

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Douthart, R.J.; Crowell, S.L.

    1998-01-13

    This invention is a channel plate that facilitates data compaction in DNA sequencing. The channel plate has a length, a width and a thickness, and further has a plurality of channels that are parallel. Each channel has a depth partially through the thickness of the channel plate. Additionally an interface edge permits electrical communication across an interface through a buffer to a deposition membrane surface. 15 figs.

  12. Laser-driven flyer plate

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    Paisley, Dennis L.

    1991-01-01

    Apparatus for producing high velocity flyer plates involving placing a layer of dielectric material between a first metal foil and a second metal foil. With laser irradiation through an optical substrate, the first metal foil forms a plasma in the area of the irradiation, between the substrate and the solid portion of the first metal foil. When the pressure between the substrate and the foil reaches the stress limit of the dielectric, the dielectric will break away and launch the flyer plate out of the second metal foil. The mass of the flyer plate is controlled, as no portion of the flyer plate is transformed into a plasma.

  13. Carbon-assisted flyer plates

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    Stahl, David B.; Paisley, Dennis L.

    1994-01-01

    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.

  14. Laser-driven flyer plate

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    Paisley, D.L.

    1991-09-10

    Disclosed is an apparatus for producing high velocity flyer plates involving placing a layer of dielectric material between a first metal foil and a second metal foil. With laser irradiation through an optical substrate, the first metal foil forms a plasma in the area of the irradiation, between the substrate and the solid portion of the first metal foil. When the pressure between the substrate and the foil reaches the stress limit of the dielectric, the dielectric will break away and launch the flyer plate out of the second metal foil. The mass of the flyer plate is controlled, as no portion of the flyer plate is transformed into a plasma. 2 figures.

  15. Micro-channel plate detector

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    Elam, Jeffrey W.; Lee, Seon W.; Wang, Hsien -Hau; Pellin, Michael J.; Byrum, Karen; Frisch, Henry J.

    2015-09-22

    A method and system for providing a micro-channel plate detector. An anodized aluminum oxide membrane is provided and includes a plurality of nanopores which have an Al coating and a thin layer of an emissive oxide material responsive to incident radiation, thereby providing a plurality of radiation sensitive channels for the micro-channel plate detector.

  16. High loading uranium fuel plate

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wiencek, Thomas C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Domagala, Robert F. (Indian Head Park, IL); Thresh, Henry R. (Palos Heights, IL)

    1990-01-01

    Two embodiments of a high uranium fuel plate are disclosed which contain a meat comprising structured uranium compound confined between a pair of diffusion bonded ductile metal cladding plates uniformly covering the meat, the meat having a uniform high fuel loading comprising a content of uranium compound greater than about 45 Vol. % at a porosity not greater than about 10 Vol. %. In a first embodiment, the meat is a plurality of parallel wires of uranium compound. In a second embodiment, the meat is a dispersion compact containing uranium compound. The fuel plates are fabricated by a hot isostatic pressing process.

  17. Carbon-assisted flyer plates

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1994-04-12

    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.

  18. Preparation of Feeder plates for ES cell culture Gelatinize Tissue Culture Plates

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    Preparation of Feeder plates for ES cell culture Gelatinize Tissue Culture Plates Gelatinize plates with 0.1% gelatin at room temperature for two hours. (150 µl/well of 96 well plate; 12 ml/10 cm; 4 ml/6cm. Plate cells in gelatinized plates (150 µl/well of 96 well plate; 12 ml/10 cm; 4 ml/6cm; 2 ml/well of 6

  19. Insert metering plates for gas turbine nozzles

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Burdgick, Steven S.; Itzel, Gary; Chopra, Sanjay; Abuaf, Nesim; Correia, Victor H.

    2004-05-11

    The invention comprises a metering plate which is assembled to an impingement insert for use in the nozzle of a gas turbine. The metering plate can have one or more metering holes and is used to balance the cooling flow within the nozzle. A metering plate with multiple holes reduces static pressure variations which result from the cooling airflow through the metering plate. The metering plate can be assembled to the insert before or after the insert is inserted into the nozzle.

  20. Plates for vacuum thermal fusion

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2002-01-01

    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.

  1. The equations Linear plate equation

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    Grunau, Hans-Christoph

    The equations Linear plate equation Paneitz equation Willmore equation, one dimensional Some fourth order differential equations related to differential geometry Hans-Christoph Grunau Otto­von­Guericke­Universit¨at Magdeburg Nice, January 26, 2006 Hans-Christoph Grunau Differential equations of fourth order #12;The

  2. Corrosion resistant metallic bipolar plate

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    Brady, Michael P.; Schneibel, Joachim H.; Pint, Bruce A.; Maziasz, Philip J.

    2007-05-01

    A corrosion resistant, electrically conductive component such as a bipolar plate for a PEM fuel cell includes 20 55% Cr, balance base metal such as Ni, Fe, or Co, the component having thereon a substantially external, continuous layer of chromium nitride.

  3. Fuel Cell Stack Components BipolarPlate

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    for Metallic Bipolar Plates · Carbon Foam for Fuel Cell Humidification · High Temperature Proton ExchangeFuel Cell Stack Components Fuel Processor BipolarPlate Cathode+ Anode- Electrolyte H+ H+ HYDROGEN Crossover Fuel Cell Stack Components #12;Barriers

  4. Electrically induced mechanical precompression of ferroelectric plates

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chen, P.J.

    1987-03-02

    A method of electrically inducing mechanical precompression of ferroelectric plate covered with electrodes utilizes the change in strains of the plate as functions of applied electric field. A first field polarizes and laterally shrinks the entire plate. An outer portion of the electrodes are removed, and an opposite field partially depolarizes and expands the central portion of the plate against the shrunk outer portion. 2 figs.

  5. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, L.J.

    1982-09-20

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  6. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, Lawrence J. (Chicago, IL)

    1984-01-01

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  7. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, Lawrence J. (Chicago, IL)

    1986-01-01

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  8. Separator plate for a fuel cell

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

    1996-04-02

    A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

  9. Optimization of stiffener placement for thin plate buckling

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    Hopkins, Thomas Andrew

    2008-01-01

    Stiffened plates are a common component in many structures, from plate girders and box girder bridges to ships and offshore structures. Plates and stiffened plates buckle into doubly curved surfaces, substantially complicating ...

  10. Zirconium Plate Measuring Instrument (ZPMI) Design Report

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    K. Davies; J. H. Jackson

    2013-10-01

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

  11. Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps

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

    ... 25 iv v LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 1 Steam supply and condensate drainage piping for a common space heater ... 1 2 Typical orifice plate steam...

  12. Industrial Plate Exchangers Heat Recovery and Fouling 

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    Cross, P. H.

    1981-01-01

    Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers have special characteristics for both fouling and heat recovery. These are discussed in general then related to two industrial examples....

  13. Fuel cell cooler-humidifier plate

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    Vitale, N.G.; Jones, D.O.

    2000-05-23

    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.

  14. Fuel cell cooler-humidifier plate

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

  15. 2011 Vibrations -1 VIBRATION OF PLATES & BARS

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    is connected to a mechanical vibrator. The vibration is induced by the Lorenz force between the current2011 Vibrations - 1 VIBRATION OF PLATES & BARS The objectives of this experiment are: To observe and short flat bars, Chladni plates, salt, salt trays INTRODUCTION he equations of vibrational motion

  16. Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics

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    Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2004 W.W. Norton & Co, New York Slide show by Ben van der Pluijm © WW Norton; unless noted otherwise #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed evolution of Earth: from continental drift (early 1900's) to sea-floor spreading (early 1960's) to plate

  17. Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2001-01-01

    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.

  18. Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

  19. Reference Phase of Fresnel Zone Plates

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    G. W. Webb

    2003-02-28

    The standard zone plate assumes that the shortest ray connecting a radiation source and a detection point has a phase of 0 deg thereby defining a reference phase. Here we examine the experimental consequences of varying this reference phase from 0 deg to 360 deg. It is concluded that reference phase is an intrinsic and useful property of zone plates.

  20. Cortical neuron cultures Plate and coverslip coating

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    West, Anne

    Cortical neuron cultures 9/19/05 Plate and coverslip coating 1. PDL cat #P6407 from Sigma. Stock are always coated overnight at 37 in a 24 well plate. Plastic dishes can be coated for as little as 2 hours. PDL can be reused several times for up to 1-2 months, Store at 4 in between uses. Wash coated CS

  1. Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps | Department of Energy

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

    Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps This guide was prepared to serve as a foundation for making informed decisions about when orifice plate...

  2. Fiber optic mounted laser driven flyer plates

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    Paisley, Dennis L.

    1991-01-01

    A laser driven flyer plate where the flyer plate is deposited directly onto the squared end of an optical fiber. The plasma generated by a laser pulse drives the flyer plate toward a target. In another embodiment, a first metal layer is deposited onto the squared end of an optical fiber, followed by a layer of a dielectric material and a second metal layer. The laser pulse generates a plasma in the first metal layer, but the plasma is kept away from the second metal layer by the dielectric layer until the pressure reaches the point where shearing occurs.

  3. Fiber optic mounted laser driven flyer plates

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    Paisley, D.L.

    1990-12-31

    This invention is comprised of a laser driven flyer plate where the flyer plate is deposited directly onto the squared end of an optical fiber. The plasma generated by a laser pulse drives the flyer plate toward a target. In another embodiment, a first metal layer is deposited onto the squared end of an optical fiber, followed by a layer of a dielectric material and a second metal layer. The laser pulse generates a plasma in the first metal layer, but the plasma is kept away from the second metal layer by the dielectric layer until the pressure reaches the point where shearing occurs. 2 figs.

  4. Fiber optic mounted laser driven flyer plates

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    Paisley, D.L.

    1991-07-09

    A laser driven flyer plate is described where the flyer plate is deposited directly onto the squared end of an optical fiber. The plasma generated by a laser pulse drives the flyer plate toward a target. In another embodiment, a first metal layer is deposited onto the squared end of an optical fiber, followed by a layer of a dielectric material and a second metal layer. The laser pulse generates a plasma in the first metal layer, but the plasma is kept away from the second metal layer by the dielectric layer until the pressure reaches the point where shearing occurs.

  5. Fiber optic mounted laser driven flyer plates

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    Paisley, D.L.

    1990-01-01

    This invention is comprised of a laser driven flyer plate where the flyer plate is deposited directly onto the squared end of an optical fiber. The plasma generated by a laser pulse drives the flyer plate toward a target. In another embodiment, a first metal layer is deposited onto the squared end of an optical fiber, followed by a layer of a dielectric material and a second metal layer. The laser pulse generates a plasma in the first metal layer, but the plasma is kept away from the second metal layer by the dielectric layer until the pressure reaches the point where shearing occurs. 2 figs.

  6. Characterization of Tri-lab Tantalum Plate.

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

    2014-09-01

    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.

  7. Fresnel phase plates as reconfigurable microfluidic lenses

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    Tsikata, Sedina, 1981-

    2004-01-01

    In this study, Fresnel phase plates were tested as reconfigurable lenses. The lenses were constructed from a Fresnel pattern which was transferred to a silicon substrate via photolithography. A layer of PDMS was spin-coated ...

  8. Composite bipolar plate for electrochemical cells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2001-01-01

    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.

  9. Lighting system with heat distribution face plate

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton Earl; Stecher, Thomas Elliot; Kuenzler, Glenn Howard; Wolfe, Jr., Charles Franklin; Li, Ri

    2013-09-10

    Lighting systems having a light source and a thermal management system are provided. The thermal management system includes synthetic jet devices, a heat sink and a heat distribution face plate. The synthetic jet devices are arranged in parallel to one and other and are configured to actively cool the lighting system. The heat distribution face plate is configured to radially transfer heat from the light source into the ambient air.

  10. Method for plating with metal oxides

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Silver, G.L.; Martin, F.S.

    1994-08-23

    A method is disclosed of plating hydrous metal oxides on at least one substrate, which method is indifferent to the electrochemical properties of the substrate, and comprises reacting metallic ions in aqueous solution with an appropriate oxidizing agent such as sodium hypochlorite or calcium sulfite with oxygen under suitable conditions of pH and concentration such that oxidation and precipitation of metal oxide are sufficiently slow to allow satisfactory plating of metal oxide on the substrate. 1 fig.

  11. Method for plating with metal oxides

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Silver, Gary L. (Centerville, OH); Martin, Frank S. (Farmersville, OH)

    1994-08-23

    A method of plating hydrous metal oxides on at least one substrate, which method is indifferent to the electrochemical properties of the substrate, and comprises reacting metallic ions in aqueous solution with an appropriate oxidizing agent such as sodium hypochlorite or calcium sulfite with oxygen under suitable conditions of pH and concentration such that oxidation and precipitation of metal oxide are sufficiently slow to allow satisfactory plating of metal oxide on the substrate.

  12. Corrosion test cell for bipolar plates

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Weisbrod, Kirk R. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2002-01-01

    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 with an electrolyte solution that is replenished with fluid from a much larger electrolyte reservoir. The cell includes gas inlets to each chamber for hydrogen gas and air. As the gases flow into a chamber, they pass along the platinum mesh, through the catalyst layer, and to the bipolar plate. The gas exits the chamber through passageways that provide fluid communication between the anode and cathode chambers and the reservoir, and exits the test cell through an exit port in the reservoir. The flow of gas into the cell produces a constant flow of fresh electrolyte into each chamber. Openings in each cell body is member allow electrodes to enter the cell body and contact the electrolyte in the reservoir therein. During operation, while hydrogen gas is passed into one chamber and air into the other chamber, the cell resistance is measured, which is used to evaluate the corrosion properties of the bipolar plate.

  13. Shells on a Sphere: Tectonic Plate Motion and Plate Boundary Deformation

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    Apel, Edwin Victor

    2011-01-01

    plate boundary deformation of Sakhalin from geodetic data,a pole located north of Sakhalin. The modeled AMU plateis sparse and diffuse. Sakhalin Island exhibits large

  14. Recovery process for electroless plating baths

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Anderson, R.W.; Neff, W.A.

    1992-05-12

    A process is described for removing, from spent electroless metal plating bath solutions, accumulated byproducts and counter-ions that have deleterious effects on plating. The solution, or a portion thereof, is passed through a selected cation exchange resin bed in hydrogen form, the resin selected from strong acid cation exchangers and combinations of intermediate acid cation exchangers with strong acid cation exchangers. Sodium and nickel ions are sorbed in the selected cation exchanger, with little removal of other constituents. The remaining solution is subjected to sulfate removal through precipitation of calcium sulfate hemihydrate using, sequentially, CaO and then CaCO[sub 3]. Phosphite removal from the solution is accomplished by the addition of MgO to form magnesium phosphite trihydrate. The washed precipitates of these steps can be safely discarded in nontoxic land fills, or used in various chemical industries. Finally, any remaining solution can be concentrated, adjusted for pH, and be ready for reuse. The plating metal can be removed from the exchanger with sulfuric acid or with the filtrate from the magnesium phosphite precipitation forming a sulfate of the plating metal for reuse. The process is illustrated as applied to processing electroless nickel plating baths. 18 figs.

  15. Recovery process for electroless plating baths

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    Anderson, Roger W. (Farragut, TN); Neff, Wayne A. (Knoxville, TN)

    1992-01-01

    A process for removing, from spent electroless metal plating bath solutions, accumulated byproducts and counter-ions that have deleterious effects on plating. The solution, or a portion thereof, is passed through a selected cation exchange resin bed in hydrogen form, the resin selected from strong acid cation exchangers and combinations of intermediate acid cation exchangers with strong acid cation exchangers. Sodium and nickel ions are sorbed in the selected cation exchanger, with little removal of other constituents. The remaining solution is subjected to sulfate removal through precipitation of calcium sulfate hemihydrate using, sequentially, CaO and then CaCO.sub.3. Phosphite removal from the solution is accomplished by the addition of MgO to form magnesium phosphite trihydrate. The washed precipitates of these steps can be safely discarded in nontoxic land fills, or used in various chemical industries. Finally, any remaining solution can be concentrated, adjusted for pH, and be ready for reuse. The plating metal can be removed from the exchanger with sulfuric acid or with the filtrate from the magnesium phosphite precipitation forming a sulfate of the plating metal for reuse. The process is illustrated as applied to processing electroless nickel plating baths.

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

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

    2014-10-21

    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.

  17. Ponderomotive phase plate for transmission electron microscopes

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    Reed, Bryan W. (Livermore, CA)

    2012-07-10

    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.

  18. Cascade impactor and jet plate for same

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    Dahlin, Robert S.; Farthing, William E.; Landham Jr., Edward C.

    2004-02-03

    A sampling system and method for sampling particulate matter from a high-temperature, high-pressure gas stream. A cyclone sampler for use at high temperatures and pressures, and having threadless sacrificial connectors is disclosed. Also disclosed is an improved cascade impactor including jet plates with integral spacers, and alignment features provided for aligning the jet plates with their associated collection substrates. An activated bauxite alkali collector is disclosed, and includes an alumina liner. The sampling system can be operated remotely or locally, and can be permanently installed or configured as a portable system.

  19. Brazed bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells

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    Neutzler, J.K.

    1998-07-07

    A liquid-cooled, bipolar plate separating adjacent cells of a PEM fuel cell comprises corrosion-resistant metal sheets brazed together so as to provide a passage between the sheets through which a dielectric coolant flows. The brazement comprises a metal which is substantially insoluble in the coolant. 6 figs.

  20. Brazed bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells

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    Neutzler, Jay Kevin (Rochester, NY)

    1998-01-01

    A liquid-cooled, bipolar plate separating adjacent cells of a PEM fuel cell comprising corrosion-resistant metal sheets brazed together so as to provide a passage between the sheets through which a dielectric coolant flows. The brazement comprises a metal which is substantially insoluble in the coolant.

  1. Magnetically excited flexural plate wave apparatus

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    Martin, Stephen J. (Albuquerque, NM); Butler, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM); Frye, Gregory C. (Cedar Crest, NM); Smith, James H. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1998-01-01

    A non-piezoelectric flexural plate wave apparatus having meander-line transducers mounted on a non-piezoelectric membrane. A static magnetic field is directed perpendicularly to the conductive legs of the transducers in the plane of the membrane. Single-port, two-port, resonant, non-resonant, eigenmode, and delay-line modes may be employed.

  2. Eigenmode Asymptotics in Thin Elastic Plates

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    Faou, Erwan

    Abstract. In this paper, we investigate the behavior of the vibration modes (eigenvalues) of an isotropic edge. We prove distinct asymptotics for bending and membrane modes: the smallest bending eigenvalues. Their result shows up the bending dominated behavior of plates at the lowest frequencies

  3. Titanium carbide bipolar plate for electrochemical devices

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    LaConti, Anthony B. (Lynnfield, MA); Griffith, Arthur E. (Lynn, MA); Cropley, Cecelia C. (Acton, MA); Kosek, John A. (Danvers, MA)

    2000-07-04

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

  4. Rigid Top Plate Electronics Feed-through

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    Sample SupportRod Vessel Head Rigid Top Plate Electronics Feed-through Aluminum Standard Ultrasonic measurement assembly. For seismic frequencies, strains are measured on both the sample and aluminum standard and exchange of pore fluids independent of confining pressure. #12;1. Ends flat and parallel (length should = 2

  5. Shells on a Sphere: Tectonic Plate Motion and Plate Boundary Deformation

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    Apel, Edwin Victor

    2011-01-01

    India plate motion estimates, the reduced chi-squared misfit statisticindependently of India. The calculated F-statistic [SteinIndia as its own microplate and test its statistical significance using F-statistics.

  6. Faulting within the Pacific plate at the Mariana Trench: Implications for plate interface coupling

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    mantle hydration [Jarrard, 2003; Hacker, 2008]. The amount of hydrated (serpentinized) oceanic mantle [Hacker, 2008; Van Keken et al., 2011]. Faulting within bending oceanic plates at subduction zone trenches

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

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    Chao, W.

    2010-01-01

    of 12 nm Resolution Fresnel Zone Plate Lens based Soft X-raynanofabrication process for Fresnel zone plate lenses. Theoptical performance of Fresnel zone plate lens based imaging

  8. Flat plate puncture test convergence study.

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    Snow, Spencer (Idaho National Laboratories); Ammerman, Douglas James; Molitoris, David (Westinghouse); Tso, Chi-Fung (ARUP); Yaksh, Mike (NAC International)

    2010-10-01

    The ASME Task Group on Computational Mechanics for Explicit Dynamics is investigating the types of finite element models needed to accurately solve various problems that occur frequently in cask design. One type of problem is the 1-meter impact onto a puncture spike. The work described in this paper considers this impact for a relatively thin-walled shell, represented as a flat plate. The effects of mesh refinement, friction coefficient, material models, and finite element code will be discussed. The actual punch, as defined in the transport regulations, is 15 cm in diameter with a corner radius of no more than 6 mm. The punch used in the initial part of this study has the same diameter, but has a corner radius of 25 mm. This more rounded punch was used to allow convergence of the solution with a coarser mesh. A future task will be to investigate the effect of having a punch with a smaller corner radius. The 25-cm thick type 304 stainless steel plate that represents the cask wall is 1 meter in diameter and has added mass on the edge to represent the remainder of the cask. The amount of added mass to use was calculated using Nelm's equation, an empirically derived relationship between weight, wall thickness, and ultimate strength that prevents punch through. The outer edge of the plate is restrained so that it can only move in the direction parallel to the axis of the punch. Results that are compared include the deflection at the edge of the plate, the deflection at the center of the plate, the plastic strains at radius r=50 cm and r=100 cm , and qualitatively, the distribution of plastic strains. The strains of interest are those on the surface of the plate, not the integration point strains. Because cask designers are using analyses of this type to determine if shell will puncture, a failure theory, including the effect of the tri-axial nature of the stress state, is also discussed. The results of this study will help to determine what constitutes an adequate finite element model for analyzing the puncture hypothetical accident.

  9. AUTOMATING WELDED GUSSET PLATE CONNECTIONS IN PLANAR TRUSS STRUCTURES

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    Papalambros, Panos

    AUTOMATING WELDED GUSSET PLATE CONNECTIONS IN PLANAR TRUSS STRUCTURES Benjamin Linder Department generates the weld geometry and the gusset plate geometry for each joint of a truss. The program of welded truss connections using gusset plates. The following steps are necessary for the design of welded

  10. TOPOLOGICAL ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE KIRCHHOFF PLATE BENDING PROBLEM

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    Samuel, Amstutz

    . The paper is organized as follows. Section 2 describes the model associated to the Kirchhoff plate bendingTOPOLOGICAL ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE KIRCHHOFF PLATE BENDING PROBLEM S. AMSTUTZ AND A.A. NOVOTNY associated to the Kirchhoff plate bending problem, when a circular inclusion is introduced at an arbitrary

  11. GLOBAL PLATE MOTION FRAMES: TOWARD A UNIFIED MODEL

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    to a reference system such as the Earth's mantle, are still poorly understood. Accurate absolute plate motion magnetic dipole axis are not necessarily fixed to the mantle reference system. Absolute plate motion models and a paleomagnetic absolute plate reference system into a ``hybrid'' model for the time period from the assembly

  12. Diffraction theory for azimuthally structured Fresnel zone plate

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Diffraction theory for azimuthally structured Fresnel zone plate Thordis Vierke and Jürgen Jahns A conventional Fresnel zone plate (FZP) consists of concentric rings with an alternating binary transmission of zero and one. In an azimuthally structured Fresnel zone plate (aFZP), the light transmission

  13. Comprehensive focusing analysis of various Fresnel zone plates

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Comprehensive focusing analysis of various Fresnel zone plates Qing Cao and Ju¨rgen Jahns Optische and the linear superposition principle, of the focusing performances of various Fresnel zone plates. Many similarity between Fresnel zone plates and multilevel diffractive lenses, most of the obtained results

  14. Modified Fresnel zone plates that produce sharp Gaussian focal spots

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified Fresnel zone plates that produce sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and Ju¨rgen Jahns Fresnel zone plate that can produce an approximate Gaussian focal spot is proposed for the focusing of 7.7 nm can be produced by a modified Fresnel zone plate with a minimum structure size of 30 nm

  15. Innovative concepts for fuel plate fabrication

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    Domagala, R.F.; Wiencek, T.C.; Thresh, H.R.

    1987-10-01

    A number of fabrication concepts have been and are being explored at ANL. Although specific processes were addressed with silicide fuels in mind, most are applicable to fabrication with any fuel type. Processes include improved comminution procedures for converting U-Si alloy ingots to powder using a roll crusher and an impact mill. Aluminizing of core compacts by ion vapor deposition techniques in vacuum offers prospects for improved plate quality. Other items examined include the possible use of coatings on fuel particles, matrices different from pure Al, and ductile fuel alloys which might be used to produce fuel plates with uranium loadings higher than possible with conventional dispersed-phase powder metallurgy technology.

  16. Wave turbulence served up on a plate

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    Pablo Cobelli; Philippe Petitjeans; Agnes Maurel; Vincent Pagneux; Nicolas Mordant

    2009-10-28

    Wave turbulence in a thin elastic plate is experimentally investigated. By using a Fourier transform profilometry technique, the deformation field of the plate surface is measured simultaneously in time and space. This enables us to compute the wavevector-frequency Fourier ($\\mathbf k, \\omega$) spectrum of the full space-time deformation velocity. In the 3D ($\\mathbf k, \\omega$) space, we show that the energy of the motion is concentrated on a 2D surface that represents a nonlinear dispersion relation. This nonlinear dispersion relation is close to the linear dispersion relation. This validates the usual wavenumber-frequency change of variables used in many experimental studies of wave turbulence. The deviation from the linear dispersion, which increases with the input power of the forcing, is attributed to weak non linear effects. Our technique opens the way for many new extensive quantitative comparisons between theory and experiments of wave turbulence.

  17. Fast microchannel plate detector for particles

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    Wurz, P.; Gubler, L.

    1996-05-01

    In this article we report on the timing capabilities of a new microchannel plate detector we designed and built. The detector assembly has an impedance-matched transition line (50 {Omega} line resistance) from anode to cable connector which is considerably smaller than other, commercially available solutions and at the same time has about four times the active area. The detector was tested with an alpha particle source and excellent time response was achieved. Using 10 {mu}m pore size channel plates, a rise time of 300 ps and a pulse width of 520 ps are obtained. The details of the signal analysis are also given in the article. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  18. Wave turbulence buildup in a vibrating plate

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    Auliel, Maria Ines; Mordant, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    We report experimental and numerical results on the buildup of the energy spectrum in wave turbulence of a vibrating thin elastic plate. Three steps are observed: first a short linear stage, then the turbulent spectrum is constructed by the propagation of a front in wave number space and finally a long time saturation due to the action of dissipation. The propagation of a front at the second step is compatible with scaling predictions from the Weak Turbulence Theory.

  19. Casimir interaction energies for magneto-electric ?-function plates

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    Kimball A. Milton; Prachi Parashar; Martin Schaden; K. V. Shajesh

    2013-02-01

    We present boundary conditions for the electromagnetic fields on a \\delta-function plate, having both electric and magnetic properties, sandwiched between two magneto-electric semi-infinite half spaces. The optical properties for an isolated \\delta-function plate are shown to be independent of the longitudinal material properties of the plate. The Casimir-Polder energy between an isotropically polarizable atom and a magneto-electric \\delta-function plate is attractive for a purely electric \\delta-function plate, repulsive for a purely magnetic \\delta-function plate, and vanishes for the simultaneous perfect conductor limit of both electric and magnetic properties of the \\delta-function plate. The interaction energy between two identical \\delta-function plates is always attractive. It can be attractive or repulsive when the plates have electric and magnetic properties interchanged and reproduces Boyer's result for the interaction energy between perfectly conducting electric and magnetic plates. The change in the Casimir-Polder energy in the presence of a \\delta-function plate on a magneto-electric substrate is substantial when the substrate is a weak dielectric.

  20. Analysis of Shear-horizontal Vibrations of Crystal Plates for Acoustic Wave Resonators and Sensors

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    Liu, Bo

    2010-01-01

    theories of piezoelectric plates and applications,? Appliedtheories of piezoelectric plates and applications,? Appliedused. In the applications of resonant piezoelectric devices,

  1. Sampling Plan for Assaying Plates Containing Depleted or Normal Uranium

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    Ivan R. Thomas

    2011-11-01

    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.

  2. Photometry from online Digitized Sky Survey Plates

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    A. Bacher; S. Kimeswenger; P. Teutsch

    2005-07-22

    Online Digital Sky Survey (DSS) material is often used to obtain information on newly discovered variable stars for older epochs (e.g. Nova progenitors, flare stars, ...). We present here the results of an investigation of photometry on online digital sky survey material in small fields calibrated by CCD sequences. We compared different source extraction mechanisms and found, that even down near to the sensitivity limit, despite the H-compression used for the online material, photometry with an accuracy better than 0\\fm1 rms is possible on DSS-II. Our investigation shows that the accuracy depends strongly on the source extraction method. The SuperCOSMOS scans, although retrieved with an higher spatial resolution, do not give us better results. The methods and parameters presented here, allow the user to obtain good plate photometry in small fields down to the Schmidt plate survey limits with a few bright CCD calibrators, which may be calibrated with amateur size telescopes. Especially for the events mentioned above, new field photometry for calibration purposes mostly exists, but the progenitors were not measured photometrically before. Also the follow up whether stellar concentrations are newly detected clusters or similar work may be done without using mid size telescopes. The calibration presented here is a "local" one for small fields. We show that this method presented here gives higher accuracies than "global" calibrations of surveys (e.g. GSC-II, SuperCOSMOS and USNO-B)

  3. C6 plate puncture testing report.

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    Vangoethem, Douglas J.; Cordova, Theresa Elena; Reu, Phillip L.

    2013-04-01

    There are numerous scenarios where critical systems could be subject to penetration by projectiles or fixed objects (e.g., collision, natural disaster, act of terrorism, etc.). It is desired to use computational models to examine these scenarios and make risk-informed decisions; however, modeling of material failure is an active area of research, and new models must be validated with experimental data. The purpose of this report is to document the experimental work performed from FY07 through FY08 on the Campaign Six Plate Puncture project. The goal of this project was to acquire experimental data on the puncture and penetration of metal plates for use in model validation. Of particular interest is the PLH failure model also known as the multilinear line segment model. A significant amount of data that will be useful for the verification and validation of computational models of ductile failure were collected during this project were collected and documented herein; however, much more work remains to be performed, collecting additional experimental data that will further the task of model verification.

  4. Catalytic bipolar interconnection plate for use in a fuel cell

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    Lessing, P.A.

    1996-03-05

    A bipolar interconnection plate is described 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--1000 C. The coating is then applied to the first side of the completed plate using liquid injection plasma deposition or other deposition techniques. 6 figs.

  5. Casimir Torque in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Plates

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    William Long; Lucas Schuermann

    2014-04-17

    In this work, we consider a torque caused by the well known quantum mechanical Casimir effect arising from quantized field fluctuations between plates with inhomogeneous, sharply discontinuous, dielectric properties. While the Casimir effect is a relatively well understood phenomenon, systems resulting in lateral or rotational forces are far less developed; to our knowledge, a theoretical study of discontinuous dielectric variants of such systems has not been attempted. We utilize a Proximity Force Approximation in conjunction with the Lifshitz dielectric formula to perform theoretical analyses of resultant torques in systems with bisected and quadrisected dielectric regions. We also develop a high precision Monte Carlo type numerical integrator to approximate our derived expressions. Our calculations of an energy density linear with the alignment angle result in a constant torque and have implications in NEMS (nano electromechanical systems) and MEMS (micro electromechanical systems), including a postulated nanoscale oscillating drive mechanism powered by quantum field interactions.

  6. The analysis of orthogonally stiffened plates 

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    Bennett, Virgil O'Neal

    1966-01-01

    , -Q]) E tF=yx JAA)A 'AlA A ylq -FI l A tixyli ) ?A-ixu iT. gAyiiyixy-AIT, -F) 7) ; 44Iy kP+APX(kT kg AZ(g-kIAj [A+(FA-kAE')-2AQ(g-FAPASAIE (g-k~) X Ck?- KQ ]) Ts yy T? IEA - Aq A&, ('gy- 1') ~ 22 x Z~ As Ax(% &s) A, (yx2&-r, )WAs Ax?y(r;Kgi4... (84) solving for 'fw/yx+ in equation (83) gives &w 'bx~ ~Ek " / Yy but from equation (82) for M = 0 (85) (86) thus, the exPression for due/) && becomes 36 (87) As pointed out previously, the thickness varies in an integrally stiffened plate...

  7. Syneresis and delayed detachment in agar plates

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    Thibaut Divoux; Bosi Mao; Patrick Snabre

    2015-02-20

    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. As a result, a biogel originally casted in a container often lose contact with the container sidewalls, and the detachment time is a priori difficult to anticipate since it may occur over variable time spans (from hours to days). 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 analysis allow us to rationalize the delayed detachment of the gel from the sidewall of the Petri dish. The detachment time $t^*$ is surprisingly not controlled by the mass loss as one would intuitively expect. Instead, $t^*$ is strongly correlated to the gel minimum thickness $e_{min}$ measured along the sidewall of the plate, and increases as a robust function of $e_{min}$ independently of the prior mass-loss history. Time-resolved correlation spectroscopy atypically applied to such weakly diffusive media gives access to the local thinning rate of the gel. This technique also allows us to detect the gel micro-displacements that are triggered by the water evaporation prior to the detachment, and even to anticipate the latter from a few hours. Our work provides observables to predict the detachment time of agar gels in dishes, and highlights the relevance of speckle pattern correlation analysis for the quantitative investigation of the syneresis dynamics in biopolymer gels.

  8. Geothermal Casimir phenomena for the sphere-plate and cylinder-plate configurations

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    Alexej Weber; Holger Gies

    2010-03-17

    We investigate the nontrivial interplay between geometry and temperature in the Casimir effect for the sphere-plate and cylinder-plate configurations. At low temperature, the thermal contribution to the Casimir force is dominated by this interplay, implying that standard approximation techniques such as the PFA are inapplicable even in the limit of small surface separation. Thermal fluctuations on scales of the thermal wavelength lead to a delocalization of the thermal force density at low temperatures. As a consequence, the temperature dependence strongly differs from naive expectations. Most prominently, thermal forces can develop non-monotonic behavior below a critical temperature. We perform a comprehensive study of such geothermal phenomena in these Casimir geometries, using analytical and numerical worldline techniques for Dirichlet scalar fluctuations.

  9. Geothermal Casimir phenomena for the sphere-plate and cylinder-plate configurations

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    Weber, Alexej

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the nontrivial interplay between geometry and temperature in the Casimir effect for the sphere-plate and cylinder-plate configurations. At low temperature, the thermal contribution to the Casimir force is dominated by this interplay, implying that standard approximation techniques such as the PFA are inapplicable even in the limit of small surface separation. Thermal fluctuations on scales of the thermal wavelength lead to a delocalization of the thermal force density at low temperatures. As a consequence, the temperature dependence strongly differs from naive expectations. Most prominently, thermal forces can develop non-monotonic behavior below a critical temperature. We perform a comprehensive study of such geothermal phenomena in these Casimir geometries, using analytical and numerical worldline techniques for Dirichlet scalar fluctuations.

  10. Process for protecting bonded components from plating shorts

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    Tarte, Lisa A. (Livermore, CA); Bonde, Wayne L. (Pleasanton, CA); Carey, Paul G. (Mountain View, CA); Contolini, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); McCarthy, Anthony M. (Menlo Park, CA)

    2000-01-01

    A method which protects the region between a component and the substrate onto which the components is bonded using an electrically insulating fillet of photoresist. The fillet protects the regions from subsequent plating with metal and therefore shorting the plated conductors which run down the sides of the component and onto the substrate.

  11. Quantitative Imaging of Corrosion in Plates by Eddy Current Methods

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    Santosa, Fadil

    Quantitative Imaging of Corrosion in Plates by Eddy Current Methods Bruno Luong \\Lambda and Fadil the problem of determining material loss due to cor­ rosion in a plate. Eddy current data are collected on one the relationship between eddy current loop impedance change with the loss profile. In this context, we show

  12. Mechatronic design of a ball-on-plate balancing system

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    Awtar, Shorya

    Mechatronic design of a ball-on-plate balancing system Shorya Awtar, C. Bernard, N. Boklund, A the conception and development of a ball-on-plate balancing system based on mechatronic design principles was designed and built by students as part of the course Mechatronics System Design at Rensselaer. Ó 2002

  13. INNOVATIVE FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR PLATES* DOUGLAS N. ARNOLD

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    Arnold, Douglas N.

    equations. The Reissner­Mindlin plate equations describe the bending of a linearly elastic plate in terms to moderate thickness. Assuming that the material is homogeneous and isotropic with Young's modulus E are minimizers of the energy functional (, ) J(, ) := 1 2 C E() : E() + 1 2 t-2 | grad - |2 - g dx, *Paper

  14. STATIC ANALYSIS OF SANDWICH PLATES BY FINITE ELEMENTS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    STATIC ANALYSIS OF SANDWICH PLATES BY FINITE ELEMENTS V. MANET, W.-S. HAN AND A. VAUTRIN ´Ecole des continuity at hal-00663233,version1-26Jan2012 #12;Static analysis of sandwich plates by finite elements 3 and are presented in this paper. 2. Hybrid sandwich finite elements In this section, we present the development

  15. Vacuum fusion bonded glass plates having microstructures thereon

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

    2001-01-01

    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.

  16. Acoustic Transmission Loss of Perforated Plates Vincent Phong1

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Acoustic Transmission Loss of Perforated Plates Vincent Phong1 and Dimitri Papamoschou2 University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA A study has been conducted on the acoustic response of perforated plates coefficient of the perforate. The theoretical analysis is based on planar wave propagation through a single

  17. Theory of reflectivity properties of graphene-coated material plates

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    Klimchitskaya, G L; Petrov, V M

    2015-01-01

    The theoretical description for the reflectivity properties of dielectric, metal and semiconductor plates coated with graphene is developed in the framework of the Dirac model. Graphene is described by the polarization tensor allowing the analytic continuation to the real frequency axis. The plate materials are described by the frequency-dependent dielectric permittivities. The general formulas for the reflection coefficients and reflectivities of the graphene-coated plates, as well as their asymptotic expressions at high and low frequencies, are derived. The developed theory is applied to the graphene-coated dielectric (fused silica), metal (Au and Ni), and semiconductor (Si with various charge carrier concentrations) plates. In all these cases the impact of graphene coating on the plate reflectivity properties is calculated over the wide frequency ranges. The obtained results can be used in many applications exploiting the graphene coatings, such as the optical detectors, transparent conductors, anti-reflec...

  18. Impact of graphene coating on the atom-plate interaction

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    G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko

    2014-06-23

    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.

  19. Automatic Number Plate Recognition for Australian Conditions Leonard G. C. Hamey

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    Hamey, Len

    Automatic Number Plate Recognition for Australian Conditions Leonard G. C. Hamey Department the complexity of automatic number plate recognition, making existing approaches inadequate. We have developed application of the system is envisaged. 1. Introduction Automatic recognition of vehicle number plates

  20. Evaluation of Tin Plating for Multi Canister Overpack Seals

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    GRAVES, C.E.

    2000-12-07

    The Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) incorporates plated seals for use with (1) the port cover plates, (2) process valves of the shield plug, and (3) test plug ofthe cover cap. These seals are required to maintain leakage rates as low as 10{sup -7} scc/atm-sec. in the cover cap to test plug seal. The seals are manufactured by EG&G division of Perkin Elmer. Currently, the MCO design calls for use of silver or gold plated seals in these locations. The seal plating materials are deposited on Inconel 718 or X-750 substrates. Some of these seals are reused several times in service on the MCO. The MCO manufacturer has built several MCOs and is in the leak testing stage and has had great difficulty obtaining acceptable leakage rates at their plant in Camden, New Jersey. The seal manufacturer was called in to evaluate the situation and now the seal manufacturer recommends tin plated seals. This evaluation examines the Corrosion resistance and thermal stability of tin plating on the seals. The use of tin plating on MCO seals was evaluated for corrosion resistance and thermal stability. The corrosion resistance of tin in the expected MCO environments is acceptable. The effect of radiation hardening will offset creep deformation results. However, a low melting point indicates unsuitability at significantly elevated temperatures.

  1. Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication

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    Hendricks, John B. (Huntsville, AL)

    1994-01-01

    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.

  2. Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication

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    Hendricks, J.B.

    1994-03-29

    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.

  3. Curved plate damper test and simulations with snubbers, through- flow, and flexible plate effects 

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    Gadangi, Ravindra Kumar

    1992-01-01

    through- flow, implying that tbe exit orifice is closed during the dynamic excitation of the damper plate. The energy is dissipated by the viscous shear of the fluid and orifice pressure drop. Damping coefficient is estimated by using a least...) . 3. 2 Comparison of results (concentrated load at the center) 3. 3 Comparison of results(fluid element model) 3. 4 Comparison oi' flows 4. 1 EfFects of variation of inlet orifice diameter 4. 2 EfFects of variation of damper clearance 4. 3 Ef...

  4. Conductivity fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication

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    Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL)

    2002-01-01

    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.

  5. SEISMIC EVALUATION OF ATYPICAL SPECIAL PLATE SHEAR WALLS

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    Mark J. Russell; Robert E. Spears; Ryan G. Kobbe

    2007-07-01

    The structure of a building undergoing a seismic reevaluation at the Idaho National Laboratory includes a number of steel plate walls and a roof liner which will act as shear diaphragms during an earthquake. Since the facility was designed and built long before such criteria were formulated, it is not surprising that these walls are not configured to meet all of the recently formulated requirements for such structures. To take advantage of this unusual structural feature, nonlinear analysis was used to ensure accurate modeling of the plate walls in a linear elastic seismic analysis of the full superstructure. The modeling was also used to establish the capacity of the plate.

  6. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Trolley Boosts Business in

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O O D S TA I NLoansAFDC Printable Version ShareE85EV

  7. Case Study: Ebus Hybrid Electric Buses and Trolleys

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  8. Method for regeneration of electroless nickel plating solution

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    Eisenmann, E.T.

    1997-03-11

    An electroless nickel(EN)/hypophosphite plating bath is provided employing acetic acid/acetate as a buffer and which is, as a result, capable of perpetual regeneration while avoiding the production of hazardous waste. A regeneration process is provided to process the spent EN plating bath solution. A concentrated starter and replenishment solution is provided for ease of operation of the plating bath. The regeneration process employs a chelating ion exchange system to remove nickel cations from spent EN plating solution. Phosphites are then removed from the solution by precipitation. The nickel cations are removed from the ion exchange system by elution with hypophosphorus acid and the nickel concentration of the eluate adjusted by addition of nickel salt. The treated solution and adjusted eluate are combined, stabilizer added, and the volume of resulting solution reduced by evaporation to form the bath starter and replenishing solution. 1 fig.

  9. Nondestructive Evaluation of Plates Using Eddy Current Methods

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    prevalent use in aircraft safety inspection procedure [11], as well as in inspection of pipings and vessels in corrosion inspection, developed a method for determining material loss pro#12;le in a plate [9

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

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    Till, Christy B

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  11. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF COMPOSITE PLATE STRUCTURES WITH UNCERTAINTY

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    Boyer, Edmond

    DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF COMPOSITE PLATE STRUCTURES WITH UNCERTAINTY Chandrashekhar M.* , Ranjan Uncertainties associated with a structural model and measured vibration data may lead to unreliable damage that material uncertainties in composite structures cause considerable problem in damage assessment which can

  12. Nonlinear analysis of smart composite plate and shell structures 

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    Lee, Seung Joon

    2005-08-29

    Theoretical formulations, analytical solutions, and finite element solutions for laminated composite plate and shell structures with smart material laminae are presented in the study. A unified third-order shear deformation ...

  13. Using Plate Heat Exchangers to Increase Energy Efficiency 

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    Bailey, K.

    1999-01-01

    "In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE's) in industrial processes around the world. While PHE's have historically been classified as compact heat exchangers, compactness is often a secondary advantage...

  14. Temperature Effect in Multiphase Flow Meter Using Slotted Orifice Plate 

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    Sihombing, Dohar Jono

    2015-04-30

    Multiphase flow metering is one of the major focuses to develop in oil and gas industries. A combination of slotted orifice plate and electrical impedance technique was investigated in order to provide further development ...

  15. Uniformly Loaded Rectangular Thin Plates with Symmetrical Boundary Conditions

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    Milan Batista

    2010-01-27

    In the article the Fourier series analytical solutions of uniformly loaded rectangular thin plates with symmetrical boundary conditions are considered. For all the cases the numerical values are tabulated.

  16. Method for regeneration of electroless nickel plating solution

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    Eisenmann, Erhard T. (5423 Vista Sandia, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

    1997-01-01

    An electroless nickel(EN)/hypophosphite plating bath is provided employing acetic acid/acetate as a buffer and which is, as a result, capable of perpetual regeneration while avoiding the production of hazardous waste. A regeneration process is provided to process the spent EN plating bath solution. A concentrated starter and replenishment solution is provided for ease of operation of the plating bath. The regeneration process employs a chelating ion exchange system to remove nickel cations from spent EN plating solution. Phosphites are then removed from the solution by precipitation. The nickel cations are removed from the ion exchange system by elution with hypophosphorous acid and the nickel concentration of the eluate adjusted by addition of nickel salt. The treated solution and adjusted eluate are combined, stabilizer added, and the volume of resulting solution reduced by evaporation to form the bath starter and replenishing solution.

  17. Retrovirus Infection Protocol Day 1 Plate packaging cells with construct at 50-75% confluence. After plating replace

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    , depending on the viral titer, the virus stock with medium. Add polybrene to a final concentration of 4ug/mL from 4mg/mL stock (kept at 4o C). For a 6-well or 60mm plate use 1mL, for a 100mm plate use 4m infected with PA317-hygro use hygromycin B at 100 units/ml. Selection will usually take from 7-10 days

  18. Master plate production for the tile calorimeter extended barrel modules.

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    Guarino, V.J.; Hill, N.; Petereit, E.; Price, L.E.; Proudfoot, J.; Wood, K.

    1999-03-10

    Approximately 41,000 master plates (Fig. 1) are required for the Extended Barrel Hadronic Calorimeter for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Early in the R&D program associated with the detector, it was recognized that the fabrication of these steel laminations was a significant issue, both in terms of the cost to produce these high precision formed plates, as well as the length of time required to produce all plates for the calorimeter. Two approaches were given serious consideration: laser cutting and die stamping. The Argonne group was a strong supporter of the latter approach and in late 1995 initiated an R&D program to demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of die stamping these plates by constructing a die and stamping approximately 2000 plates for use in construction of three full size prototype modules. This was extremely successful and die stamping was selected by the group for production of these plates. When the prototype die was constructed it was matched to the calorimeter envelope at that time. This subsequently changed. However with some minor adjustments in the design envelope and a small compromise in terms of instrumented volume, it became possible to use this same die for the production of all master plates for the Tile Calorimeter. Following an extensive series of discussions and an evaluation of the performance of the stamping presses available to our collaborators in Europe, it was decided to ship the US die to CERN for use in stamping master plates for the barrel section of the calorimeter. This was done under the supervision of CERN and JINR, Dubna, and carried out at the TATRA truck plant at Koprivinice, Czech Republic. It was a great success. Approximately 41,000 plates were stamped and fully met specification. Moreover, the production time was significantly reduced by avoiding the need of constructing and then qualifying a second die for use in Europe. This also precluded small geometrical differences between the barrel and extended barrel plates (and therefore submodules) being an issue, with the result that standard submodules are fully exchangeable between the two types of module.

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

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    Flores, Anita Elena

    2000-01-01

    . This includes comparing data obtained using a set of brass slotted orifice plates and a set of stainless steel slotted orifice plates. The brass plates were tested in one water and air facility in a previous study and the stainless steel plates were tested...

  20. Standard test method for corrosion of low-embrittling cadmium plate by aircraft maintenance chemicals

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    Standard test method for corrosion of low-embrittling cadmium plate by aircraft maintenance chemicals

  1. Nanofocusing of soft X-ray laser pulses with Fresnel zone plate and its applications

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    x Nanofocusing of soft X-ray laser pulses with Fresnel zone plate and its applications 699220056 #12;#12;i keep the faith #12;ii 200 0.16 (Fresnel zone plate) X 100.3 ................................................ 37 40 #12;1 1.1 NA X X (Fresnel zone plate) X (Fresnel zone plate) X #12;2 1

  2. Crane Scheduling on a Plate Storage Center for Industrial Application of Mathematical Models

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    Shipyard (OSS). The Plate Storage Problem OSS produces the worlds largest container ships. The first

  3. Apparatus for tensile testing plate-type ceramic specimens

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    Liu, K.C.

    1993-08-24

    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.

  4. Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates

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    Wang, Conghua

    2013-05-30

    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.

  5. University of Maryland School of Medicine License Plate Information Thank you for requesting a set of University of Maryland School of Medicine license plates. By

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    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland School of Medicine License Plate Information Thank you for requesting a set of University of Maryland School of Medicine license plates. By displaying these special bicentennial license of School of Medicine license plates will cost $25.00. Please enclose a check, made payable to the Motor

  6. Laser-Based Characterization of Nuclear Fuel Plates

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    James A. Smith; David L. Cottle; Barry H. Rabin

    2013-07-01

    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.

  7. Low temperature type new TMCP steel plate for LPG carriers

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    Suzuki, Shuichi; Bessyo, Kiyoshi; Arimochi, Kazushige; Yajima, Hiroshi; Tada, Masuo; Sakai, Daisuke

    1994-12-31

    New Thermo-Mechanical Control Process (TMCP) steel plate for LPG carriers of completely liquefied type was developed with non-nickel chemistry. The new steel plate has a capability to arrest a long running brittle crack at {minus}46 C (which is the design temperature of the liquefied LPG tanks). A high heat-input one-pass welding can be applied to this steel despite its nickel-less chemistry. These capabilities were enabled by microalloying technology with low aluminum-medium nitrogen-boron, as well as by the advanced Thermo-Mechanical Control Process. This paper describes the new concept of utilizing the trace elements and the evaluation test results as the steel plate for the LPG tank and hull, especially from the standpoints of the fracture safe reliability at high heat input welding and from that of the shop workability.

  8. Laser shockwave technique for characterization of nuclear fuel plate interfaces

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    Perton, M.; Levesque, D.; Monchalin, J.-P.; Lord, M. [National Research Council Canada, 75 de Mortagne Blvd, Boucherville, Quebec, J4B 6Y4 (Canada); Smith, J. A.; Rabin, B. H. [Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-6188 (United States)

    2013-01-25

    The US National Nuclear Security Agency is tasked with minimizing the worldwide use of high-enriched uranium. One aspect of that effort is the conversion of research reactors to monolithic fuel plates of low-enriched uranium. The manufacturing process includes hot isostatic press bonding of an aluminum cladding to the fuel foil. The Laser Shockwave Technique (LST) is here evaluated for characterizing the interface strength of fuel plates using depleted Uranium/Mo foils. LST is a non-contact method that uses lasers for the generation and detection of large amplitude acoustic waves and is therefore well adapted to the quality assurance of this process. Preliminary results show a clear signature of well-bonded and debonded interfaces and the method is able to classify/rank the bond strength of fuel plates prepared under different HIP conditions.

  9. Laser Shockwave Technique For Characterization Of Nuclear Fuel Plate Interfaces

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    James A. Smith; Barry H. Rabin; Mathieu Perton; Daniel Lévesque; Jean-Pierre Monchalin; Martin Lord

    2012-07-01

    The US National Nuclear Security Agency is tasked with minimizing the worldwide use of high-enriched uranium. One aspect of that effort is the conversion of research reactors to monolithic fuel plates of low-enriched uranium. The manufacturing process includes hot isostatic press bonding of an aluminum cladding to the fuel foil. The Laser Shockwave Technique (LST) is here evaluated for characterizing the interface strength of fuel plates using depleted Uranium/Mo foils. LST is a non-contact method that uses lasers for the generation and detection of large amplitude acoustic waves and is therefore well adapted to the quality assurance of this process. Preliminary results show a clear signature of well-bonded and debonded interfaces and the method is able to classify/rank the bond strength of fuel plates prepared under different HIP conditions.

  10. Fuel cell repeater unit including frame and separator plate

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

    2013-11-05

    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.

  11. Scale-up of Carbon/Carbon Bipolar Plates

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    David P. Haack

    2009-04-08

    This project was focused upon developing a unique material technology for use in PEM fuel cell bipolar plates. The carbon/carbon composite material developed in this program is uniquely suited for use in fuel cell systems, as it is lightweight, highly conductive and corrosion resistant. The project further focused upon developing the manufacturing methodology to cost-effectively produce this material for use in commercial fuel cell systems. United Technology Fuel Cells Corp., a leading fuel cell developer was a subcontractor to the project was interested in the performance and low-cost potential of the material. The accomplishments of the program included the development and testing of a low-cost, fully molded, net-shape carbon-carbon bipolar plate. The process to cost-effectively manufacture these carbon-carbon bipolar plates was focused on extensively in this program. Key areas for cost-reduction that received attention in this program was net-shape molding of the detailed flow structures according to end-user design. Correlations between feature detail and process parameters were formed so that mold tooling could be accurately designed to meet a variety of flow field dimensions. A cost model was developed that predicted the cost of manufacture for the product in near-term volumes and long-term volumes (10+ million units per year). Because the roduct uses lowcost raw materials in quantities that are less than competitive tech, it was found that the cost of the product in high volume can be less than with other plate echnologies, and can meet the DOE goal of $4/kW for transportation applications. The excellent performance of the all-carbon plate in net shape was verified in fuel cell testing. Performance equivalent to much higher cost, fully machined graphite plates was found.

  12. Unsteady Reversed Stagnation-Point Flow over a Flat Plate

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    Sin, Vai Kuong

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the nature of the development of two-dimensional laminar flow of an incompressible fluid at the reversed stagnation-point. ". In this study, we revisit the problem of reversed stagnation-point flow over a flat plate. Proudman and Johnson (1962) first studied the flow and obtained an asymptotic solution by neglecting the viscous terms. This is no true in neglecting the viscous terms within the total flow field. In particular it is pointed out that for a plate impulsively accelerated from rest to a constant velocity V0 that a similarity solution to the self-similar ODE is obtained which is noteworthy completely analytical.

  13. Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate

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    Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

    1995-01-01

    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.

  14. Multi-well sample plate cover penetration system

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    Beer, Neil Reginald (Pleasanton, CA)

    2011-12-27

    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.

  15. Fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication

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    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)

    2001-01-01

    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.

  16. Plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using porous nickel plate

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    Oohara, W.; Maeda, T.; Higuchi, T.

    2011-09-15

    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.

  17. Cold plate with combined inclined impingement and ribbed channels

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    Parida, Pritish R.

    2015-12-22

    Heat transfer devices and methods for making the same that include a first enclosure having at least one inlet port; a second enclosure having a bottom plate and one or more dividing walls to establish channels, at least one internal surface of each channel having rib structures to create turbulence in a fluid flow; and a jet plate connecting the first enclosure and the second enclosure having impinging jets that convey fluid from the first enclosure to the channels, said impinging jets being set at an angular deviation from normal to cause local acceleration of fluid and to increase a local heat transfer rate.

  18. Non-destructive testing of composite plates by holographic vibrometry

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

    2014-01-01

    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.

  19. Transverse shear deformation effects in composite laminated plates 

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    Coulter, Brett Ainsley

    1981-01-01

    ' and w' are functions of x and y only. The three partial differential equations governing force equilibrium of the plate (1] are + N , = 0 x, x xy, J N + 9 = 0 y, y ~2M +M x, xx xy, xy y, yy (10. 1) (10. 2) (10. 3) where q is the applied load...-displacement relations yield U 0 X X ZW XX ZW yy (12. 11 (1Z. 2' v = -Zzw xy Nevertheless a l Xy (12. 3) state of plane-stress is assumed for calculations of stresses. The following equations (11 define the forces and moments per unit plate length, h j...

  20. Computed radiography imaging plates and associated methods of manufacture

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    Henry, Nathaniel F.; Moses, Alex K.

    2015-08-18

    Computed radiography imaging plates incorporating an intensifying material that is coupled to or intermixed with the phosphor layer, allowing electrons and/or low energy x-rays to impart their energy on the phosphor layer, while decreasing internal scattering and increasing resolution. The radiation needed to perform radiography can also be reduced as a result.

  1. RECORD OF DESIGNATED SUBSTANCE ASSESSMENT SUBSTANCE: LEAD (plates and Gamma

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    Thompson, Michael

    RECORD OF DESIGNATED SUBSTANCE ASSESSMENT SUBSTANCE: LEAD (plates and Gamma Source holder) DATE Direct / Indirect Per Month / Year Lead Mechanical Indirect No change Engineering CONCLUSIONS Read the plant? Product Title: Lead Type of Container: none Size of Container: not applicable 2. Is this form

  2. Technical Evaluation Report "Baseline Design for the COS Aperture Plate"

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Technical Evaluation Report "Baseline Design for the COS Aperture Plate" Date: October 14, 1999 Document Number: COS-11-0009 Revision: Initial Release Contract No.: NAS5-98043 CDRL No.: SE-05 Prepared By: J. Morse, COS Project Scientist, CU/CASA Date Reviewed By: E. Wilkinson, COS Instrument Scientist

  3. Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates

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    J. L. Innis; D. W. Coates; A. P. Borisova; M. K. Tsvetkov

    2005-02-21

    Saturated stellar images on digitised photographic plates are many times greater in area than the `seeing disk' seen in unsaturated CCD images. Indeed the flux profile of a bright star can be traced out for several degrees from the star's centre. The radius of the saturated stellar image can often be directly related to the magnitude of the star, a fact well known and exploited in iris photometry. In this work we compare the radial flux profile of stars in the approximate range B ~9 to ~13 mag, obtained from scans of plates from the Bamberg Sky Patrol archive, with a profile of the form measured by King. We show that simple aperture photometry of saturated stellar images, obtained from photo-positives of scanned photographic plates, yield data that are in agreement with simulations using a (saturated) synthetic stellar radius profile. Raw plate magnitudes from this aperture photometry can be easily and satisfactorily transformed to standard magnitudes, as demonstrated in a recent study carried out by the current authors.

  4. Nondestructive Evaluation of Plates Using Eddy Current Methods

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    Nondestructive Evaluation of Plates Using Eddy Current Methods David C. Dobson Department in structures using eddy current methods is investigated. The goal of this work is to assess the extent to which a conductivity anomaly from eddy current data is quite unstable, and a method based on leastsquares principle

  5. Nondestructive Evaluation of Plates Using Eddy Current Methods

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    Santosa, Fadil

    Nondestructive Evaluation of Plates Using Eddy Current Methods David C. Dobson \\Lambda Department in structures using eddy current methods is investigated. The goal of this work is to assess the extent to which anomaly from eddy current data is quite unstable, and a method based on leastsquares principle would fail

  6. Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate

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    Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

    1996-01-01

    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.

  7. GUIDED WAVES IN LAYERED PLATE WITH DELAMINATIONS Fabrizio Ricci, 2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ) techniques. Among the various existing techniques, guided wave methods provide a good compromise in termsGUIDED WAVES IN LAYERED PLATE WITH DELAMINATIONS 1 Fabrizio Ricci, 2 Ajit K. Mal, 1 Ernesto Monaco) models are used for more practical cases, for which the geometric and material complexities of actual

  8. Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates M.P. Brady (project lead)

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    Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates M.P. Brady (project lead) P. F. Tortorelli Oak Ridge National - $2480 K · ORNL (Lead) · Allegheny Ludlum · Funding for Year 2 · Arizona State University - $2050 K wt.% ­ pre-oxidation key to protective surface nitride formation ­ V segregation into Cr-oxide makes

  9. Lab 4: Plate Tectonics Locating Geologic Hazards Introduction

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    Chen, Po

    1 Lab 4: Plate Tectonics ­ Locating Geologic Hazards Introduction The likelihood of major geologic hazards associated with the lithosphere, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, is not uniform around provides a ready explanation for the distribution of these types of geologic hazards. It is useful

  10. DAMAGE LOCALIZATION IN PLATES USING DLVs Dionisio Bernal1

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    Bernal, Dionisio

    DAMAGE LOCALIZATION IN PLATES USING DLVs Dionisio Bernal1 and Ariel Levy2 Department of Civil Associate Professor, 2 Graduate Student ABSTRACT The performance of a technique to localize damage based on the computation of load vectors that create stress fields that bypass the damaged region is investigated

  11. Flexural waves on narrow plates Andrew N. Norrisa)

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    Norris, Andrew

    January 2003; accepted 28 January 2003 Flexural wave speeds on beams or plates depend upon the bending. A frequency-dependent Young's modulus for beams or strips of finite width is suggested, although the form of the correction to the modulus is not unique and depends on the theory used. The sign of the correction

  12. ANALYSIS OF MIXED FINITE ELEMENTS FOR LAMINATED COMPOSITE PLATES

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    Lovadina, Carlo

    an extension-bending coupling (i.e. in-plane displacements arise even for vertical loads). The paper- dard membrane element for the in-plane displacements with a robust method for plate bending problem direction; · they exhibit extension-bending coupling. In literature, many different models have been

  13. Static Analysis of Sandwich Plates by Hybrid Finite Elements

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Static Analysis of Sandwich Plates by Hybrid Finite Elements V. Manet and W.-S. Han Materials analysis tool. The subject of the present work concerns the development of hybrid sandwich finite elements into acount. The present work concerns the development of hybrid sandwich finite elements mod- elling

  14. Crane Scheduling for a Plate Storage Jesper Hansen Jens Clausen

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    Steel Shipyard produces the worlds largest container ships. The #12;rst process of producing the steel ships is handling arrival and storage of steel plates until they are needed in production. This paper disruptions during the execution of the plan. The problem is solved with a Simulated Annealing algorithm. 1

  15. Microwave sintering of single plate-shaped articles

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    Katz, Joel D. (Los Alamos, NM); Blake, Rodger D. (Tucson, AZ)

    1995-01-01

    Apparatus and method for high temperature sintering of plate-shaped articles of alumina, magnesia, silica, yttria, zirconia, and mixtures thereof using microwave radiation. An article is placed within a sintering structure located within a sintering container which is placed in a microwave cavity for heating. The rates at which heating and cooling take place is controlled.

  16. Microwave sintering of single plate-shaped articles

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    Katz, J.D.; Blake, R.D.

    1995-07-11

    Apparatus and method are disclosed for high temperature sintering of plate-shaped articles of alumina, magnesia, silica, yttria, zirconia, and mixtures thereof using microwave radiation. An article is placed within a sintering structure located within a sintering container which is placed in a microwave cavity for heating. The rates at which heating and cooling take place is controlled. 2 figs.

  17. Damping Estimation of Plates for Statistical Energy Analysis

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    Vatti, Kranthi

    2011-06-01

    The Power Input Method (P.I.M.) and the Impulse Response Decay Method (I.R.D.M.) are used to evaluate how the accuracy of damping loss factor estimation for plates is affected with respect to various processing parameters, such as the frequency...

  18. Enhanced radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates

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

    2012-03-07

    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.

  19. Normal and lateral Casimir forces between deformed plates

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    Emig, Thorsten; Hanke, Andreas; Golestanian, Ramin; Kardar, Mehran [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, D-50937 Cologne (Germany); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, D-70550 Stuttgart (Germany); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan 45195-159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2003-02-01

    The Casimir force between macroscopic bodies depends strongly on their shape and orientation. To study this geometry dependence in the case of two deformed metal plates, we use a path-integral quantization of the electromagnetic field which properly treats the many-body nature of the interaction, going beyond the commonly used pairwise summation (PWS) of van der Waals forces. For arbitrary deformations we provide an analytical result for the deformation induced change in the Casimir energy, which is exact to second order in the deformation amplitude. For the specific case of sinusoidally corrugated plates, we calculate both the normal and the lateral Casimir forces. The deformation induced change in the Casimir interaction of a flat and a corrugated plate shows an interesting crossover as a function of the ratio of the mean plate distance H to the corrugation length {lambda}: For {lambda}<>H. The amplitude of the lateral force between two corrugated plates which are out of registry is shown to have a maximum at an optimal wavelength of {lambda}{approx_equal}2.5 H. With increasing H/{lambda} > or approx. 0.3 the PWS approach becomes a progressively worse description of the lateral force due to many-body effects. These results may be of relevance for the design and operation of novel microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other nanoscale devices.

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

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

    2014-05-20

    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.

  1. Vibration suppression of laminated composite plates using embedded smart material layers 

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    Krishnan, Sivasubramaniam

    2000-01-01

    In this study, a complete theoretical formulation of laminated composite plates with integrated smart material layers that serve as sensors and/or actuators is presented for the vibration suppression of laminated composite plates. The third...

  2. Analysis and design of an adjustable bone plate for mandibular fracture fixation

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    Cervantes, Thomas Michael

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents the design, analysis and testing of a bone plate for mandibular fracture fixation. Conventional bone plates are commonly used to set fractures of the mandible in a surgical setting. If proper alignment ...

  3. Implementation of a python version of a scaled boundary finite element method for plate bending analysis

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    Chen, Lingfeng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Common finite element programs for plate bending analysis are complicated and limited by the common plate theories. Such programs are usually not user-friendly for designers to implement. Lately, Hou Man et al. from the ...

  4. Buckling and vibration of orthotropic plates with an internal line hinge 

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    Gupta, Praveen R.

    2001-01-01

    This study presents analytical solutions for the buckling and vibration of uniaxially/biaxially loaded orthotropic thin and thick rectangular plates with an internal line hinge. The plate is taken to be flat, rectangular, with edges aligned along...

  5. Individual and Collective Behavior of Small Vibrating Motors Interacting Through a Resonant Plate

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    David Mertens; Richard Weaver

    2010-05-03

    We report on experiments of many small motors -- cell phone vibrators -- glued to and interacting through a resonant plate. We find that individual motors interacting with the plate demonstrate hysteresis in their steady-state frequency due to interactions with plate resonances. For multiple motors running simultaneously, the degree of synchronization between motors increases when the motors' frequencies are near a resonance of the plate, and the frequency at which the motors synchronize shows a history dependence.

  6. Analytical solution for free vibrations of simply supported transversally inextensible homogeneous rectangular plate

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    Milan Batista

    2010-07-16

    In article, the exact solution of sinusoidal loaded simply supported elastic transversally inextensible rectangular plate is given. The expressions for displacement and stress components are derived and asymptotic expansion with respect to plate thickness are present. The frequency factors for plate thickness to width ratio 0.01, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 and various ratios of plate length to width are given.

  7. Master Airphotos Database Year Info1 Description Flight # Roll # -Plates: # Source

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    SASKATCHEWAN (Saskatoon) F.L. CA256 Plates: 50-59, 83-91 Ministry of Natural Resources 1927 SASKATCHEWAN (Saskatoon) F.L. CA257 Plates: 11-20, 41-49 Ministry of Natural Resources 1950 Canadian Shield F.L. A10308 Plates: 163-168 Ministry of Natural Resources 1950 Alberta F.L. A11204 Plates: 160 Ministry of Natural

  8. Development/Plasticity/Repair The Bone Morphogenetic Protein Roof Plate Chemorepellent

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    Butler, Samantha

    Development/Plasticity/Repair The Bone Morphogenetic Protein Roof Plate Chemorepellent Regulates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8 Commissural spinal axons extend away from the roof plate (RP) in response to the dorsal midline and are generated by the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in the roof plate (RP) (Liem

  9. Can Earth's rotation and tidal despinning drive plate tectonics? Federica Riguzzi a,c,

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    Can Earth's rotation and tidal despinning drive plate tectonics? Federica Riguzzi a,c, , Giuliano January 2009 Accepted 10 June 2009 Available online xxxx Keywords: Plate tectonics Earth's rotation Tidal despinning Earth's energy budget We re-evaluate the possibility that Earth's rotation contributes to plate

  10. Mechanisms for the generation of plate tectonics by two-phase grain-damage and pinning

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    both drive plates and cool the planet (Davies and Richards, 1992; Bercovici, 2003) ­ how plate is generated from mantle convection on terrestrial planets. We present a new theoretical model tectonics on Earth and other planets. Keywords: Keywords: Plate generation; mantle convection; damage

  11. A fast multipole boundary element method for solving the thin plate bending problem

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    Liu, Yijun

    in this paper. The method is based on the Kirchhoff thin plate bending theory and the biharmonic equationA fast multipole boundary element method for solving the thin plate bending problem S. Huang, Y: Fast multipole method Boundary element method Thin plate bending problem a b s t r a c t A fast

  12. ROBUST BDDC PRECONDITIONERS FOR REISSNER-MINDLIN PLATE BENDING PROBLEMS AND MITC ELEMENTS

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    Lovadina, Carlo

    ROBUST BDDC PRECONDITIONERS FOR REISSNER-MINDLIN PLATE BENDING PROBLEMS AND MITC ELEMENTS L. BEIR Method by Constraints (BDDC) is constructed and analyzed for the Reissner-Mindlin plate bending problem. The main results of the paper are the proof and numerical verification that the proposed BDDC plate

  13. An expression of Philippine Sea plate rotation: the Parece Vela and Shikoku Basins

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    Müller, Dietmar

    An expression of Philippine Sea plate rotation: the Parece Vela and Shikoku Basins Maria Sdroliasa October 2003; accepted 27 July 2004 Available online 27 October 2004 Abstract The Philippine Sea plate. The motion of the Philippine Sea plate through time is poorly understood as it is almost entirely surrounded

  14. The application of Fresnel zone plate based projection in optofluidic microscopy

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    Yang, Changhuei

    The application of Fresnel zone plate based projection in optofluidic microscopy Jigang Wu the use of the Fresnel zone plate (FZP) based projection in OFM as a cost- effective and compact means objects with a Fresnel-zone-plate aperture," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 134-137 (1974). 9. M. Young, "Zone

  15. Volume Fresnel zone plates fabricated by femtosecond laser direct writing Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti

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    Xu, Xianfan

    Volume Fresnel zone plates fabricated by femtosecond laser direct writing Pornsak October 2006; accepted 29 November 2006; published online 2 January 2007 In this letter, volume Fresnel. A volume zone plate consists of a number of layers of Fresnel zone plates designed to focus light together

  16. Accurate and fast simulation of Fresnel zone plates and multi-level diffractive lenses

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Accurate and fast simulation of Fresnel zone plates and multi-level diffractive lenses Qing Cao, such as various Fresnel zone plates [1, 2] and muti-level diffractive lenses [3], can be used for focusing and fast simulation of various Fresnel zone plates and multi-level diffractive lenses. As two tests, we

  17. Modified Fresnel zone plates with sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified Fresnel zone plates with sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and J¨urgen Jahns Traditional Fresnel zone plates (TFZPs) and photon sieves [1, 2, 3] can be used for the focusing and imaging of soft x.e. a modified Fresnel zone plate, MFZP) can realized the same functions as a photon sieve. In particular, we

  18. Scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate

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    Scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate Ethan Schonbrun,* Winnie N. Ye demonstrate a form of scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate and a low-NA relay. In this scheme, parallel scanning microscopy using a Fresnel zone-plate array would require only a single spatial

  19. Modified composite Fresnel zone plates with high numerical apertures Qing Cao and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified composite Fresnel zone plates with high numerical apertures Qing Cao and J¨urgen Jahns Traditional Fresnel zone plates (TFZPs) can be used for the focusing and imaging of soft x-rays and EUV proposed the modified Fresnel zone plates that can produce sharp Gaussian focal spots (we call them

  20. Diffraction theory for azimuthally structured Fresnel zone plate Thordis Vierke and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Diffraction theory for azimuthally structured Fresnel zone plate Thordis Vierke and J¨urgen Jahns on the classical Fresnel zone plate (FZP) [1]. A simple FZP consists of alternating opaque and transparent rings Fresnel zone plate but to add bridges that hold the zones in place [4], see Fig. 1 right. We refer

  1. Biomechancis of biological fixation utilizing a plate with and without an intramedullary rod 

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    Nori, Meera

    1994-01-01

    was performed to confirm the experimental results, and to extend the results to predict the improvement in the fatigue life of the bone plate. The results indicate that a stress reduction in the plate of at least a factor of two is achieved when using a plate...

  2. Large-Eddy Simulation of the Acoustic Response of a Perforated Plate

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    Nicoud, Franck

    Large-Eddy Simulation of the Acoustic Response of a Perforated Plate Jean Dass´e and Simon Mendez response of a multi-perforated plate submitted to normal acoustic excitation with Large-Eddy Simulation (LES). It consists in simulating an infinite perforated plate, the periodicity of the geometry allowing

  3. Large-Eddy Simulation of a Turbulent Flow around a Multi-Perforated Plate

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    Mendez, Simon

    Large-Eddy Simulation of a Turbulent Flow around a Multi-Perforated Plate Simon Mendez1 , Franck and used in Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes methods cannot predict momen- tum/heat transfer on perforated plate are reported. Large-Eddy Simulations of the flow created by an infinite multi-perforated plate

  4. High frequency acoustic transmission loss of perforated plates at normal incidence

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    High frequency acoustic transmission loss of perforated plates at normal incidence Vincent Phonga conducted on the transmission loss of perforated plates at normal incidence. The investigation includes microphone measurements of transmission loss for 11 perforated plates with variable thickness, hole size

  5. Tracking rare-isotope beams with microchannel plates

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    A. M. Rogers; A. Sanetullaev; W. G. Lynch; M. B. Tsang; J. Lee; D. Bazin; D. Coupland; V. Henzl; D. Henzlova; M. Kilburn; M. S. Wallace; M. Youngs; F. Delaunay; M. Famiano; D. Shapira; K. L. Jones; K. T. Schmitt; Z. Y. Sun

    2013-09-11

    A system of two microchannel-plate detectors has been successfully implemented for tracking projectile-fragmentation beams. The detectors provide interaction positions, angles, and arrival times of ions at the reaction target. The current design is an adaptation of an assembly used for low-energy beams ($\\sim$1.4 MeV/nucleon). In order to improve resolution in tracking high-energy heavy-ion beams, the magnetic field strength between the secondary-electron accelerating foil and the microchannel plate had to be increased substantially. Results from an experiment using a 37-MeV/nucleon ${}^{56}$Ni beam show that the tracking system can achieve sub-nanosecond timing resolution and a position resolution of $\\sim$1 mm for beam intensities up to $5\\times10^{5}$ pps.

  6. Optimal piezo-electro-mechanical coupling to control plate vibrations

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    S. Alessandroni; F. dell'Isola; F. Frezza

    2010-08-30

    A new way of coupling electrical and mechanical waves, using piezoelectric effect, is presented here. Since the energy exchange between two systems supporting wave propagation is maximum when their evolution is governed by similar equations, hence, an optimal electromechanical coupling is obtained by designing an electric network which is "analog" to the mechanical structure to be controlled. In this paper, we exploit this idea to enhance the coupling, between a Kirchhoff-Love plate and one possible synthesis of its circuital analog, as obtained by means of a set of piezoelectric actuators uniformly distributed upon the plate. It is shown how this approach allows for an optimal energy exchange between the mechanic and the electric forms independent of the modal evolution of the structure. Moreover, we show how an efficient electric dissipation of the mechanical energy can be obtained adding dissipative elements in the electric network.

  7. Fluid flow plate for decreased density of fuel cell assembly

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    Vitale, N.G.

    1999-11-09

    A fluid flow plate includes first and second outward faces. Each of the outward faces has a flow channel thereon for carrying respective fluid. At least one of the fluids serves as reactant fluid for a fuel cell of a fuel cell assembly. One or more pockets are formed between the first and second outward faces for decreasing density of the fluid flow plate. A given flow channel can include one or more end sections and an intermediate section. An interposed member can be positioned between the outward faces at an interface between an intermediate section, of one of the outward faces, and an end section, of that outward face. The interposed member can serve to isolate the reactant fluid from the opposing outward face. The intermediate section(s) of flow channel(s) on an outward face are preferably formed as a folded expanse.

  8. Fluid flow plate for decreased density of fuel cell assembly

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    Vitale, Nicholas G.

    1999-01-01

    A fluid flow plate includes first and second outward faces. Each of the outward faces has a flow channel thereon for carrying respective fluid. At least one of the fluids serves as reactant fluid for a fuel cell of a fuel cell assembly. One or more pockets are formed between the first and second outward faces for decreasing density of the fluid flow plate. A given flow channel can include one or more end sections and an intermediate section. An interposed member can be positioned between the outward faces at an interface between an intermediate section, of one of the outward faces, and an end section, of that outward face. The interposed member can serve to isolate the reactant fluid from the opposing outward face. The intermediate section(s) of flow channel(s) on an outward face are preferably formed as a folded expanse.

  9. Low-cost solar flat-plate-collector development

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    Wilhelm, W.G.

    1981-01-01

    Cost goals were developed for the collector which led to the rejection of conventional approaches and to the exploration of thin-film technology. A thin-film sola absorber suited for high-speed continous-roll manufacture at low cost was designed. The absorber comprises two sheets of aluminum-foil/polymeric-material laminate bonded together at intervals to form channels with water as the heat transfer fluid. Several flat-plate panels were fabricated and tested. (MHR)

  10. A Directional Gamma-Ray Detector Based on Scintillator Plates

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    Hanna, D; Boyle, P; MacLeod, A M L

    2015-01-01

    A simple device for determining the azimuthal location of a source of gamma radiation, using ideas from astrophysical gamma-ray burst detection, is described. A compact and robust detector built from eight identical modules, each comprising a plate of CsI(Tl) scintillator coupled to a photomultiplier tube, can locate a point source of gamma rays with degree-scale precision by comparing the count rates in the different modules. Sensitivity to uniform environmental background is minimal.

  11. Wave-plate structures, power selective optical filter devices, and optical systems using same

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    Koplow, Jeffrey P. (San Ramon, CA)

    2012-07-03

    In an embodiment, an optical filter device includes an input polarizer for selectively transmitting an input signal. The device includes a wave-plate structure positioned to receive the input signal, which includes first and second substantially zero-order, zero-wave plates arranged in series with and oriented at an angle relative to each other. The first and second zero-wave plates are configured to alter a polarization state of the input signal passing in a manner that depends on the power of the input signal. Each zero-wave plate includes an entry and exit wave plate each having a fast axis, with the fast axes oriented substantially perpendicular to each other. Each entry wave plate is oriented relative to a transmission axis of the input polarizer at a respective angle. An output polarizer is positioned to receive a signal output from the wave-plate structure and selectively transmits the signal based on the polarization state.

  12. 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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    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 modules 1 must be listed on the SB1 for adding PV modules to the SB1 list is as follows: 1 . Data submitted to the Energy Commission

  13. Fuel cell collector plates with improved mass transfer channels

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    Gurau, Vladimir (Miami, FL); Barbir, Frano (Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Neutzler, Jay K. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

    2003-04-22

    A fuel cell collector plate can be provided with one or more various channel constructions for the transport of reactants to the gas diffusion layer and the removal of water therefrom. The outlet channel can be arranged to have a reduced volume compared to the inlet channel, in both interdigitated and discontinuous spiral applications. The land width between an inlet channel and outlet channel can be reduced to improved mass flow rate in regions of deleted reactant concentrations. Additionally or alternatively, the depth of the inlet channel can be reduced in the direction of flow to reduce the diffusion path as the concentration of reactant is reduced.

  14. Structural improvement of strengthened deck panels with externally bonded plates

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    Sim, Jongsung [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 1271 Sa1-dong, Ansan 425-791 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Hongseob [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 1271 Sa1-dong, Ansan 425-791 (Korea, Republic of)]. E-mail: opera69@chollian.net

    2005-07-01

    Concrete bridge decks require eventual replacement and rehabilitation due to decreasing load-carrying capacity. This paper compares different strengthening design procedures that improve the usability and structural performance of bridge decks. The failure characteristics of bridge decks strengthened with various materials such as carbon fiber sheet, glass fiber sheet, steel plate, and grid CFRP and GFRP are analyzed, and the theoretical load-carrying capacities are evaluated using traditional beam and yield line theory, and punching shear analysis. The strengthening materials increase the punching shear strength of the deck and change the failure mode of the strengthened panel.

  15. Use of plate efficiencies in the treatment of conventional columns 

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    Taylor, Dan Lee

    1962-01-01

    of the right hand side of Equation (24) is multiplied by (V l/di), the following form is obtainedt (54) When Equations (50), (53), and (54) are solved for v /d $+1, 1 1 1n terms of v~1/di, A 1, and E 1 alone, one obtains , ?, (6(, ", ~ ?(Wf 1 ~ ~ 4 I...+l, i the general form of the material-balance equation for the recti- fying section is obtaineds v d ~+1 i di Eo (dig )i (77) 4p At the feed plate, ~f ~f-1 i ~f-1 i v A rv The values for Ji/di are calculated fros the fallowing naterial...

  16. Sandia Energy - Diamond Plates Create Nanostructures through Pressure,

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation of Fe(II) byMultidayAlumniProjectsCyberNot Chemistry Diamond Plates Create

  17. A trapped Philippine Sea plate origin for MORB from the inner slope of the Izu^Bonin trench

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    Taylor, Brian

    A trapped Philippine Sea plate origin for MORB from the inner slope of the Izu^Bonin trench Susan M Pacific plate or a trapped remnant of Philippine Sea plate on which the Izu^Bonin arc was built. Although clearly support a Philippine Sea plate origin. The isotopic signature of the inner trench slope samples

  18. The effects of plate thickness and perforation diameter on the supporting vapor velocity for a perforated plate fractionating column 

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    Cottle, John Ernest

    1948-01-01

    &opere poser t-t vari, bio "ransformr. i oo t'. t t!ie ! o-t oii-'? it to ! h liquiu could bo adeustod. "'nis rran, cmont per&aitted t. '. o, . inc. &&ance of t. '. e li&;uid temp rature t iCG P plus or minus 0, 1 P. all liquid aial air temperatures of tlic... without bio"!in, the liquid out of the ma&master and the connections available leaked. Since the plate pressure drop was unimportant ~?ay~, tne manometer was ab ndoned after the first fow r&&ns were mode. In a commercial oolumn r&here liquid...

  19. SCDAP/RELAP5 Lower Core Plate Model

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    Coryell, Eric Wesley; Griffin, F. P.

    1999-10-01

    The SCDAP/RELAP5 computer code is a best-estimate analysis tool for performing nuclear reactor severe accident simulations. This report describes the justification, theory, implementation, and testing of a new modeling capability which will refine the analysis of the movement of molten material from the core region to the vessel lower head. As molten material moves from the core region through the core support structures it may encounter conditions which will cause it to freeze in the region of the lower core plate, delaying its arrival to the vessel head. The timing of this arrival is significant to reactor safety, because during the time span for material relocation to the lower head, the core may be experiencing steam-limited oxidation. The time at which hot material arrives in a coolant-filled lower vessel head, thereby significantly increasing the steam flow rate through the core region, becomes significant to the progression and timing of a severe accident. This report is a revision of a report INEEL/EXT-00707, entitled "Preliminary Design Report for SCDAP/RELAP5 Lower Core Plate Model".

  20. SCDAP/RELAP5 lower core plate model

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    Coryell, E.W.; Griffin, F.P.

    1999-09-01

    The SCDAP/RELAP5 computer code is a best-estimate analysis tool for performing nuclear reactor severe accident simulations. This report describes the justification, theory, implementation, and testing of a new modeling capability which will refine the analysis of the movement of molten material from the core region to the vessel lower head. As molten material moves from the core region through the core support structures it may encounter conditions which will cause it to freeze in the region of the lower core plate, delaying its arrival to the vessel head. The timing of this arrival is significant to reactor safety, because during the time span for material relocation to the lower head, the core may be experiencing steam-limited oxidation. The time at which hot material arrives in a coolant-filled lower vessel head, thereby significantly increasing the steam flow rate through the core region, becomes significant to the progression and timing of a severe accident. This report is a revision of a report INEEL/EXT-00707, entitled ``Preliminary Design Report for SCDAP/RELAP5 Lower Core Plate Model''.

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

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    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)

    2010-04-20

    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.

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

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

    2014-01-23

    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.

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

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    the mirrors gives a focusing effect, but for the finest resolution, devices known as Fresnel zone plates have been the choice. Looking somewhat like a microscopic archery target,...

  4. SUMMARY OF ‘AFIP’ FULL SIZED PLATE IRRADIATIONS IN THE ADVANCED TEST REACTOR

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    Robinson, Adam B; Wachs, Daniel M

    2010-03-01

    Recent testing at the Idaho National Laboratory has included four AFIP (ATR Full Size plate In center flux trap Position) experiments. These experiments included both dispersion plates and monolithic plates fabricated by both hot isostatic pressing and friction bonding utilizing both thermally sprayed inter-layers and zirconium barriers. These plates were tested between 100 and 350 w/cm2 at low temperatures and high burn-ups. The post irradiation exams performed have indicated good performance under the conditions tested and a summary of the findings and irradiation history are included herein.

  5. Fourier analysis of wave turbulence in a thin elastic plate

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    Nicolas Mordant

    2010-06-18

    The spatio-temporal dynamics of the deformation of a vibrated plate is measured by a high speed Fourier transform profilometry technique. The space-time Fourier spectrum is analyzed. It displays a behavior consistent with the premises of the Weak Turbulence theory. A isotropic continuous spectrum of waves is excited with a non linear dispersion relation slightly shifted from the linear dispersion relation. The spectral width of the dispersion relation is also measured. The non linearity of this system is weak as expected from the theory. Finite size effects are discussed. Despite a qualitative agreement with the theory, a quantitative mismatch is observed which origin may be due to the dissipation that ultimately absorbs the energy flux of the Kolmogorov-Zakharov casade.

  6. Plate damage identification using wave propagation and impedance methods.

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    Wait, J. R. (Jeannette R.); Park, G. H. (Gyu Hae); Sohn, H. (Hoon); Farrar, C. R. (Charles R.)

    2004-01-01

    This paper illustrates an integrated approach for identifying structural damage in an aluminum plate. Piezoelectric (PZT) materials are used to actuatehense the dynamic response of the structure. Two damage identification techniques are integrated in this study, including Lamb wave propagations and impedance methods. In Lamb wave propagations, one PZT launches an elastic wave through the structure, and responses are measured by an array of PZT sensors. The changes in both wave attenuation and reflection are used to detect and locate the damage. The impedance method monitors the variations in structural mechanical impedance, which is coupled with the electrical impedance of the PZT. Both methods operate in high frequency ranges at which there are measurable changes in structural responses even for incipient damage such as small cracks or loose connections. This paper summarizes two methods used for damage identification, experimental procedures, and additional issues that can be used as a guideline for future investigations.

  7. Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs

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

    1998-10-27

    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.

  8. System Advisor Model: Flat Plate Photovoltaic Performance Modeling Validation Report

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  9. Studies on the Reduction of Radon Plate-Out

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    Bruemmer, M; Calkins, R; Cooley, J; Sekula, S

    2015-01-01

    The decay of common radioactive gases, such as radon, produces stable isotopes by a sequence of daughter particles with varied half-lives. These daughter particles are a significant source of gamma, neutron, and alpha particle backgrounds that can mimic desired signals in dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. In the LUMINA Laboratory at Southern Methodist University (SMU), studies of radon plate-out onto copper samples are conducted using one of XIA's first five UltraLo 1800 alpha counters. We present results from investigations into various mitigation approaches. A custom-built copper holder (in either plastic or metal) has been designed and produced to maximize the copper's exposure to 220Rn. The 220Rn source is a collection of camping lantern mantles. We present the current status of control and experimental methods for addressing radon exposure levels.

  10. Studies on the Reduction of Radon Plate-Out

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    M. Bruemmer; M. Nakib; R. Calkins; J. Cooley; S. Sekula

    2015-06-12

    The decay of common radioactive gases, such as radon, produces stable isotopes by a sequence of daughter particles with varied half-lives. These daughter particles are a significant source of gamma, neutron, and alpha particle backgrounds that can mimic desired signals in dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. In the LUMINA Laboratory at Southern Methodist University (SMU), studies of radon plate-out onto copper samples are conducted using one of XIA's first five UltraLo 1800 alpha counters. We present results from investigations into various mitigation approaches. A custom-built copper holder (in either plastic or metal) has been designed and produced to maximize the copper's exposure to 220Rn. The 220Rn source is a collection of camping lantern mantles. We present the current status of control and experimental methods for addressing radon exposure levels.

  11. Current conducting end plate of fuel cell assembly

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    Walsh, Michael M. (Fairfield, CT)

    1999-01-01

    A fuel cell assembly has a current conducting end plate with a conductive body formed integrally with isolating material. The conductive body has a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and an electrical connector. The first surface has an exposed portion for conducting current between a working section of the fuel cell assembly and the electrical connector. The isolating material is positioned on at least a portion of the second surface. The conductive body can have support passage(s) extending therethrough for receiving structural member(s) of the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can electrically isolate the conductive body from the structural member(s). The conductive body can have service passage(s) extending therethrough for servicing one or more fluids for the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can chemically isolate the one or more fluids from the conductive body. The isolating material can also electrically isolate the conductive body from the one or more fluids.

  12. Surface modified stainless steels for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates

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    Brady, Michael P; Wang, Heli; Turner, John A

    2007-07-24

    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.

  13. Sphere-plate Casimir interaction in (D + 1)-dimensional spacetime

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    Teo, L. P., E-mail: LeePeng.Teo@nottingham.edu.my [Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

    2014-04-15

    In this paper, we derive the formula for the Casimir interaction energy between a sphere and a plate in (D + 1)-dimensional Minkowski spacetime. It is assumed that the scalar field satisfies the Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions on the sphere and the plate. As in the D = 3 case, the formula is of TGTG type. One of our main contributions is deriving the translation matrices which express the change of bases between plane waves and spherical waves for general D. Using orthogonality of Gegenbauer polynomials, it turns out that the final TGTG formula for the Casimir interaction energy can be simplified to one that is similar to the D = 3 case. To illustrate the application of the formula, both large separation and small separation asymptotic behaviors of the Casimir interaction energy are computed. The large separation leading term is proportional to L{sup ?D+1} if the sphere is imposed with Dirichlet boundary condition, and to L{sup ?D?1} if the sphere is imposed with Neumann boundary condition, where L is distance from the center of the sphere to the plane. For the small separation asymptotic behavior, it is shown that the leading term is equal to the one obtained using proximity force approximation. The next-to-leading order term is also computed using perturbation method. It is shown that when the space dimension D is larger than 5, the next-to-leading order has sign opposite to the leading order term. Moreover, the ratio of the next-to-leading order term to the leading order term is linear in D, indicating a larger correction at higher dimensions.

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

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

    2008-09-01

    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.

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

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    Samuel J. Miller; Hakan Ozaltun

    2012-11-01

    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.

  16. Low-cost, high-performance solar flat-plate collectors for applications in northern latitudes

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    Wilhelm, W.G.

    1981-01-01

    Solar flat plate collector designs have been developed which incorporate high performance polymer film and laminate technology that have a projected manufacturing cost approaching $15/m/sup 2/ and potential thermal performance consistent with the best commercial solar flat plate collectors available today.

  17. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 133, 379389, 1998 1 A continuous plate-tectonic model using geophysical data

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    GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 133, 379­389, 1998 1 A continuous plate-tectonic model using and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 96822, USA Summary A continuous kinematic model of present day of the standard plate model; the differences, however, are systematic and indicate the greater proportion of spin

  18. Relation between subduction megathrust earthquakes, trench sediment thickness and upper plate strain

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    Conrad, Clint

    and compressive upper plate strain. Extensional upper plate strain and trench fill , if not all, of Earth's subduction zones can produce such devastating events [e.g., Ruff and Kanamori, 1980, 2000; Wang and Bilek, 2011]). Spring-block, gelatin-sand paper analogue models of subduction thrust

  19. Faulting and hydration of the Juan de Fuca plate system Mladen R. Nedimovi a,c,

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    Bohnenstiehl, Delwayne

    Available online xxxx Editor: R.D. van der Hilst Keywords: Juan de Fuca plate system seismic reflection imaging faulting hydration earthquakes Multichannel seismic observations provide the first direct images faulting within this young and sediment insulated oceanic plate is primarily limited to approximately Moho

  20. Effect of freezethaw cycles on the bond durability between fibre reinforced polymer plate

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    Labossière, Pierre

    Effect of freeze­thaw cycles on the bond durability between fibre reinforced polymer plate polymer (FRP) plates and sheets, are being developed. To apply these rehabilitation methods in Canada using both single lap pull-off and bond beam specimens. Only uniaxial carbon FRP strips were considered

  1. Analysis of Thermal Dispersion in an Array of Parallel Plates with Fully-Developed Laminar Flow

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    Fleck, Norman A.

    basic heat transfer problems are addressed, each for steady fully-developed laminar fluid flow: (a1 Analysis of Thermal Dispersion in an Array of Parallel Plates with Fully-Developed Laminar Flow dispersion, parallel plate array, fully-developed laminar flow, Peclet number #12;2 Notation a molecular

  2. ``Plate-like'' subsidence of the East Pacific RiseSouth Pacific superswell system

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    Watts, A. B. "Tony"

    ``Plate-like'' subsidence of the East Pacific Rise­­South Pacific superswell system J. K. Hillier significantly, the superswell appears to be part of a large-scale, ``plate-like,'' subsidence that extends to the EPR crest, rather than an isolated shallowing that reverses the subsidence and causes uplift. We

  3. Spatial periodicity in growth plate shear mechanical properties is disrupted by vitamin D deficiency

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    Cohen, Itai

    Spatial periodicity in growth plate shear mechanical properties is disrupted by vitamin D modulus Vitamin D a b s t r a c t The growth plate is a highly organized section of cartilage in the long disruption caused by a dietary deficiency of vitamin D. The shear mechanical properties of the proximal

  4. Horizontal subduction and truncation of the Cocos Plate beneath central Mexico

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    Clayton, Robert W.

    Horizontal subduction and truncation of the Cocos Plate beneath central Mexico Xyoli Pe from a trans-Mexico temporary broadband seismic network centered on Mexico City, we report that the subducting Cocos Plate beneath central Mexico is horizontal, and tectonically underplates the base

  5. Geometry and seismic properties of the subducting Cocos plate in central Mexico

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    in central Mexico Y. Kim,1 R. W. Clayton,1 and J. M. Jackson1 Received 31 August 2009; revised 22 December of the interface of the Cocos plate beneath central Mexico are determined from the receiver functions (RFs. Jackson (2010), Geometry and seismic properties of the subducting Cocos plate in central Mexico, J

  6. Design-optimization and material selection for a femoral-fracture fixation-plate implant

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    Grujicic, Mica

    Design-optimization and material selection for a femoral-fracture fixation-plate implant M and if the design (including the material selected for the implant) are optimal (with respect to their size, weight and simulations Femoral-fracture fixed-plate implant Optimization a b s t r a c t The problem of size

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

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    Raffray, A. René

    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

  8. Image plates as x-ray detectors in plasma physics experiments

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    Gales, S.G.; Bentley, C.D. [AWE Aldermaston, Reading RG7 4PR (United Kingdom)

    2004-10-01

    The performance of image plates based on the photostimulable phosphor BaF(Br,l):Eu{sup 2+} has been investigated and compared with x-ray film. Evaluation of detective quantum efficiency (DQE), sensitivity, dynamic range, and linearity was carried out for several types of commercially available image plate, using the Excalibur soft x-ray calibration facility at AWE. Image plate response was found to be linear over a dynamic range of 5 orders of magnitude. One type of image plate was found to have a number of advantages for soft x-ray detection, with a measured sensitivity 1 order of magnitude greater than that of Kodak Industrex CX and DEF-5 x-ray film. The DQE of this plate was found to be superior to that of film at low [less than 10{sup 3} photons/(50 {mu}m){sup 2}] and high fluxes [greater than 10{sup 4} photons/(50 {mu}m){sup 2}]. The spatial resolution of image plates, scanned with several models of commercial image plate readers, has been evaluated using a USAF resolution test target. The highest spatial resolution measured is 35 {mu}m. Though this is significantly lower than the resolution possible with film, it is sufficient for many applications. Image plates were fielded in a refractive x-ray lens imaging diagnostic on the 1 TW Helen laser and these results are discussed.

  9. Buckling of dielectric elastomeric plates for soft, electrically active microfluidic pumps

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    Buckling of dielectric elastomeric plates for soft, electrically active microfluidic pumps Behrouz, flexible plates to pump fluids within a microfluidic channel. The soft electrodes that enable elec- trical microfluidic pump will aid in the generation of new stand-alone microfluidic devices that require a tunable

  10. Scattered waves from low-frequency earthquakes and plate boundary structure in northern Cascadia

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    Nowack, Robert L.

    et al., 2012], a region with generally low levels of regular seismicity, has afforded a new source of seismic energy with which to interro- gate plate boundary structure. We review constraints on plate to northern Vancouver Island, and from some tens of kilometers seaward of the coast to depths in excess of 40

  11. A REDUCED OBSERVER DESIGN FOR A FREEZING PROCESS IN PLATE FREEZERS

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    A REDUCED OBSERVER DESIGN FOR A FREEZING PROCESS IN PLATE FREEZERS Christoph Josef Backi, Jan Tommy, Norway christoph.backi@itk.ntnu.no jan.tommy.gravdahl@itk.ntnu.no INTRODUCTION The process of freezing fish to a block in a vertical plate freezer (Figure 1) is studied. The aim is to monitor freezing time

  12. FLAT PLATE HEAT PIPES: FROM OBSERVATIONS TO THE MODELING OF THE CAPILLARY STUCTURE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 FLAT PLATE HEAT PIPES: FROM OBSERVATIONS TO THE MODELING OF THE CAPILLARY STUCTURE Frédéric ABSTRACT This paper presents a synthesis of observations made inside six different flat plate heat pipes to estimate the performance of the heat pipe in a real application with several electronic components

  13. Simultaneous velocity interferometry and electronic streak photography of laser-launched plates

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    Paisley, D.L.; Stahl, D.B.; Garcia, I.A.

    1991-01-01

    Laser-launched, miniature, pseudo-one-dimensional flyer plates are evaluated by three distinct optical techniques that may be incorporated into an optical diagnostic system to give a complete understanding of the plate performance. These techniques are: velocity interferometry, streak photography, and pulsed laser stereo photography. 2 refs., 5 figs.

  14. Increased Hot-Plate Ignition Probability for Nanoparticle-Laden Diesel Fuel

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    Pacheco, Jose Rafael

    droplets of the fuel were allowed to fall in a controlled environment on a heated metallic plateIncreased Hot-Plate Ignition Probability for Nanoparticle-Laden Diesel Fuel Himanshu Tyagi, Patrick April 2, 2008 ABSTRACT The present study attempts to improve the ignition properties of diesel fuel

  15. Finite Elements for the Reissner-Mindlin Plate Richard S. Falk

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 1 Introduction In this paper, we consider the approximation of the equations of linear elas. The compliance tensor A is given by A = (1 + )/E - tr()/E, with E > 0 Young's modulus, [0, 1/2) Poisson to stretching and bending of the plate. The most common plate stretch- ing models are variants of the equations

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

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    Yang, Yi

    2012-02-14

    -induced oscillation of the plate is studied. The Strouhal number is measured from the stationary plate in a low speed steady wind tunnel. A set of vibration tests are conducted to investigate the relationships between shedding frequency and vibration frequency. “lock...

  17. Modal analysis of Lamb wave generation in elastic plates by liquid wedge transducers

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    Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, Université

    Modal analysis of Lamb wave generation in elastic plates by liquid wedge transducers X. Jia Groupe by a variety of methods. For signal processing applications, Lamb waves are generated by using interdigital is presented to describe the excitation of Lamb waves in an elastic plate using a liquid wedge transducer

  18. Design Technical Briefs Valve-Plate Design for an Axial Piston

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    Manring, Noah D.

    standby when they are used to hold pressure at low displacements. Noisy pumps also tend to wear outJournal of Mechanical Design Technical Briefs Valve-Plate Design for an Axial Piston Pump Operating advantages of using various valve-plate slot geometries within an axial piston pump. In particular, three

  19. Quasi-transverse electromagnetic modes supported by a graphene parallel-plate waveguide

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    Hanson, George

    in a hexagonal structure. Intrinsic graphene is a zero bandgap semiconductor that is very promising for emergingQuasi-transverse electromagnetic modes supported by a graphene parallel- plate waveguide George W October 2008 A model is developed for a parallel-plate waveguide formed by graphene. The graphene

  20. A POSTERIORI ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE LINKED INTERPOLATION TECHNIQUE FOR PLATE BENDING PROBLEMS

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    Lovadina, Carlo

    A POSTERIORI ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE LINKED INTERPOLATION TECHNIQUE FOR PLATE BENDING PROBLEMS CARLO Interpolation Tech- nique' to approximate the solution of plate bending problems. We show that the proposed. 1. Introduction. In this paper we present an a posteriori error analysis for the so-called `Linked

  1. High-Frequency Free Vibrations of Plates in the Reissner's Type Theory

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    Ivanova, Elena A.

    Chapter 12 High-Frequency Free Vibrations of Plates in the Reissner's Type Theory Elena A. Ivanova eigenfre- quency spectra: one low-frequency spectrum whose asymptotic order is O(h), and two high-frequency the high- frequency spectra. That is why the problem of plate free vibrations with eigenfre- quencies whose

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-04-05

    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.

  3. The Finite Element Analysis of Quartz Crystal Resonators with Nonlinear Plate Equations

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    Wang, Ji

    The Finite Element Analysis of Quartz Crystal Resonators with Nonlinear Plate Equations Ji Wang1, dujianke, wanglihong}@nbu.edu.cn, yyong@rci.rutgers.edu Abstract--The finite element analysis of quartz for typical thickness-shear vibrations of quartz crystal plates. While linear finite element analysis

  4. Acoustic modeling of perforated plates with bias flow for Large-Eddy Simulations

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    Mendez, Simon

    Acoustic modeling of perforated plates with bias flow for Large-Eddy Simulations S. Mendez a,, J. D of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Abstract The study of the acoustic effect of perforated to provide data on the flow around a perforated plate and the associated acoustic damping is demonstrated

  5. Simulating Perforation of Thin Plates Using Molecular Dynamics Approach Anton M. Krivtsov

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    Krivtsov, Anton M.

    1 Simulating Perforation of Thin Plates Using Molecular Dynamics Approach Anton M. Krivtsov or molecules, but as elements of the mesoscale level, such as material grains [4,5]. Fig.1: Oblique perforation of plate by ogive-nose projectile. This approach is used in the current work to simulate perforation

  6. Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. I: Experimental Investigation

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. I: Experimental presents results of an experimental investigation of specially detailed ductile perforated steel plate history of increasing displacements to a minimum drift of 3%. The perforated panel reduced the elastic

  7. J. SPACECRAFT, VOL. 36, NO. 2: ENGINEERING NOTES 293 Fig. 2 Perforation into oblique plate.

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    J. SPACECRAFT, VOL. 36, NO. 2: ENGINEERING NOTES 293 Fig. 2 Perforation into oblique plate. Oblique of perforation due to yaw alone into the oblique plate can be represented by Eq. (3), with P0 given by Eq. (1 of perforation vs range for combined pitching and yawing motion. With the plane of angular motion oriented 45 deg

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

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. II: Analysis detailed ductile perforated steel plate shear walls SPSWs . These SPSWs had low yield strength steel infill, recommendations for the design of these special detailed perforated SPSWs are presented. DOI: 10.1061/ ASCE 0733

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

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    Kandlikar, Satish

    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

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

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    None

    2014-05-07

    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.

  11. Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate

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    Pernicka, John C. (Fort Collins, CO); Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Tracy, C. Edwin (Golden, CO)

    1996-01-01

    A method of welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads.

  12. Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate

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    Pernicka, J.C.; Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.

    1996-03-19

    A method is described for welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads. 7 figs.

  13. IN-PLANE MODAL TESTING OF A FREE ISOTROPIC PLATE USING LASER DOPPLER VIBROMETER MEASUREMENTS

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    Batista, F. B.; Fabro, A. T.; Coser, L. F.; Arruda, J. R. F. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP 13083-970 (Brazil); Albuquerque, E. L. [Technological Faculty, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, DF 70910-900 (Brazil)

    2010-05-28

    In this work an experimental procedure is proposed to obtain the lowest free in-plane vibration modes of an aluminum plate. Responses are measured along two longitudinal directions on the plate surface at selected points by an out-of-plane laser Doppler vibrometer set up to measure in-plane vibrations. Excitation is made at one specific point of the plate edge using a light impact hammer. The plate is supported by silicone spheres to simulate the free edge boundary conditions and ensure a stable stationary position in order to keep the laser focus distance. Numerical finite element simulations are carried out to compute the in-plane modes and frequencies in order to compare them with the corresponding experimental results. The identified experimental modes agree very well with the numerical predictions. The smooth in-plane modes can be used to identify the plate material constitutive model parameters using existing methods proposed elsewhere by the authors.

  14. Horizontal Plate Plate

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    owResolutionCollectorDataFiles.zip> Description: Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for the lower 48 states Purpose: Provide information on the solar...

  15. Horizontal Plate Plate

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverse (JournalvivoHigh energyHighland ViewdefaultJulySeptemberMoving from

  16. Dynamical thickening transition in plate coating with concentrated surfactant solutions

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

    2011-06-10

    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.

  17. Study of deuterium charging behaviour in palladium and palladium alloy plates, changing surface treatments, by $\\mu$S pulsed electrolysis

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    Celani, F; Tripodi, P; Petrocchi, A; Di Gioacchino, D; Marini, P; Di Stefano, V; Diociaiuti, M; Mancini, A

    1995-01-01

    Study of deuterium charging behaviour in palladium and palladium alloy plates, changing surface treatments, by $\\mu$S pulsed electrolysis

  18. Standard practice for evaluating absorptive solar receiver materials when exposed to conditions simulating stagnation in solar collectors with cover plates

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    1986-01-01

    Standard practice for evaluating absorptive solar receiver materials when exposed to conditions simulating stagnation in solar collectors with cover plates

  19. Experimental method for laser-driven flyer plates for 1-D shocks

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    Paisley, D. L.; Luo, S. N.; Swift, D. C.; Loomis, E.; Johnson, R.; Greenfield, S.; Peralta, P.; Koskelo, A.; Tonks, D.

    2007-12-12

    One-dimensional shocks can be generated by impacting flyer plates accelerated to terminal velocities by a confined laser-ablated plasma. Over the past few years, we have developed this capability with our facility-size laser, TRIDENT, capable of {>=}500 Joules at multi-microsecond pulse lengths to accelerate 1-D flyer plates, 8-mm diameter by 0.1-2 mm thick. Plates have been accelerated to terminal velocities of 100 to {>=}500 m/s, with full recovery of the flyer and target for post mortem metallography. By properly tailoring the laser temporal and spatial profile, the expanding confined plasma accelerates the plate away from the transparent sapphire substrate, and decouples the laser parameters from shock pressure profile resulting from the plate impact on a target. Since the flyer plate is in free flight on impact with the target, minimal collateral damage occurs to either. The experimental method to launch these plates to terminal velocity, ancillary diagnostics, and representative experimental data is presented.

  20. A neural network based artificial vision system for licence plate recognition Sorin Draghici, Dept. of Computer Science, Wayne State University,

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    Draghici, Sorin

    A neural network based artificial vision system for licence plate recognition Sorin Draghici, Dept based artificial vision system able to analyse the image of a car given by a camera, locate plate, real-world application #12;A neural network based artificial vision system for licence plate

  1. TECTONICS, VOL. 17, NO. 6, PAGE 859-871, DECEMBER, 1998 Plate-boundary strain partitioning along the sinistral collision

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    Lee, Jian-Cheng

    along the sinistral collision suture of the Philippine and Eurasian plates: Analysis of geodetic data between the Philippine Sea plate and the Eurasian plate in the southern Longitudinal Valley of eastern-Pleistocene Pinanshan conglomerate massif between the Coastal Range (the Luzon island arc belonging to the Philippine

  2. Laser/matter interactions by laser-launched plates and direct laser shocks

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    Paisley, Dennis L.; Swift, D. C.; Kopp, R. A.; Montgomery, D. S.; Johnson, R. P.; Munson, C. P.; Letzring, S. A.; Niemczura, J. G.

    2003-01-01

    Explosives, gas guns, laser-launched flyer plates, and direct laser-irradiation can be used to generate shocks and high-stress in materials. Each method has a unique diameter and thickness of shock that can be generated. In past years, small laboratory lasers have been used to launch flyer plates 2 - 200-pm thick to terminal velocities 0.1 to 5 k d s . Over the past few years we have been using our TRIDENT laser facility (1kJ in 0.2 to 2ps) to accelerate larger diameter (8 mm) and thicker (0.1 - 1.5 mm) flyer plates. These larger diameters and thicker one-dimensional plates more closely compliment traditional experimental methods such as gas guns. The 8-mm diameter and 1-mm thick flyer plates can impart shocks in metals for constitutive dynamic property measurements. The versatility of laser-driven plates permits spatial and temporal profiles of the flyer plate impact on sample targets. LASNEX models and parameters of the laser drive can be used to optimize optical coupling efficiency. The flyer plate launch, acceleration, terminal velocity, and, depending on the experiment, flyer plate impact on to target materials are recorded using point-interferometry (VISAR), and line-imaging interferometry. These high speed optical and laser experimental methods will be described along with ancillary methods, and material data. Constitutive properties of bulk materials, rate effects, and grain size and/or orientation have been studied for several metals including copper, beryllium, gold, and some alloys.

  3. Thickness effects on the plastic collapse of perforated plates with triangular penetration patterns

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    Gordon, J.L.; Jones, D.P.; Holliday, J.E.

    2000-03-01

    This paper investigates the effects of plate thickness on the accuracy of limit load solutions obtained using an elastic-perfectly plastic [EPP] equivalent solid [EQS] procedure for flat perforated plates with a triangular array of penetrations. The EQS approach for limit loads is based on an EQS collapse surface that is valid for generalized plane strain. This assumption is applicable for very thick plates but is known to be less reasonable for very thin plates where plane stress may be a better assumption. The limits of applicability of the generalized plane strain assumption are investigated by obtaining limit load solutions for perforated plates of various thicknesses that are subjected to in-plane and bending loads. Plastic limit load solutions obtained using three-dimensional EPP finite element analysis [FEA] of models which include each penetration explicitly are compared with solutions obtained using the EQS approximation. The penetration pattern chosen for this study has a ligament efficiency (ligament width-to-pitch ratio, h/P) of 0.32. For plates thicker than the pitch, the limit load calculated using the EQS method for both in-plane and bending loads is shown to be very accurate (within 4%) of the limit load calculated for the explicit model. On the other hand, for thin plates (t/P< 2), the EQS limit load is 5% greater than the explicit limit load for bending and 8% greater than the explicit limit load for in-plane loads. For thinner plates, the collapse surface is tied to the local geometry deformation and, hence, an equivalent solid plate representation of plastic collapse is a function of deformation mode and thickness.

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

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

    2009-06-05

    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.

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

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    Dohner, Jeffrey L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01

    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.

  6. The development of a prototype Zone-Plate-Array Lithography (ZPAL) system

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    Patel, Amil Ashok, 1979-

    2004-01-01

    The research presented in this paper aims to build a Zone-Plate-Array Lithography (ZPAL) prototype tool that will demonstrate the high-resolution, parallel patterning capabilities of the architecture. The experiment will ...

  7. TESTING AND ACCEPTANCE OF FUEL PLATES FOR RERTR FUEL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIMENTS

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    J.M. Wight; G.A. Moore; S.C. Taylor

    2008-10-01

    This paper discusses how candidate fuel plates for RERTR Fuel Development experiments are examined and tested for acceptance prior to reactor insertion. These tests include destructive and nondestructive examinations (DE and NDE). The DE includes blister annealing for dispersion fuel plates, bend testing of adjacent cladding, and microscopic examination of archive fuel plates. The NDE includes Ultrasonic (UT) scanning and radiography. UT tests include an ultrasonic scan for areas of “debonds” and a high frequency ultrasonic scan to determine the "minimum cladding" over the fuel. Radiography inspections include identifying fuel outside of the maximum fuel zone and measurements and calculations for fuel density. Details of each test are provided and acceptance criteria are defined. These tests help to provide a high level of confidence the fuel plate will perform in the reactor without a breach in the cladding.

  8. Experimental and Analytical Study of Exponential Power Excursion in Plate-Type Fuel

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    Sargentini, Lucia

    This paper presents an investigation of transient heat transfer, which may occur in nuclear reactors with plate-type fuel during a reactivity initiated accident. Analytical solutions of the heat transfer equation were ...

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

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    Pedatzur, Omri

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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...

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

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    Reynolds, Paige Lea

    2002-01-01

    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...

  12. Conditions of Metamorphism in Lower-Plate Rocks at Bare Mountain, Nevada--

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    Hoisch, Thomas D.

    1 Chapter B Conditions of Metamorphism in Lower-Plate Rocks at Bare Mountain, Nevada-- Implications........................................................................................................................ 4 General Geology of Bare Mountain................................................................. 16 North-Central, Northeastern, and Eastern Bare Mountain

  13. MECHATRONIC DESIGN OF A BALL ON PLATE BALANCING SYSTEM Shorya Awtar

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    Awtar, Shorya

    MECHATRONIC DESIGN OF A BALL ON PLATE BALANCING SYSTEM Shorya Awtar Kevin C. Craig Department system based on mechatronic design principles. Realization of the design is achieved of the course Mechatronics System Design at Rensselaer. 1. MECHATRONICS AT RENSSELAER Mechatronics

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

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    Han, Je Heon

    2013-07-31

    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...

  15. Response of a grooved plate subjected to out-of-plane contact loading

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    Bastien, Christopher J

    2008-01-01

    The response of a grooved plate subjected to out-of-plane contact loading is examined. The influence of selected geometric and loading parameters are investigated, as well as the effects of various boundary conditions. The ...

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

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    Nouri, Hamid Reza

    2013-05-08

    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 on the undrained behavior of deeply embedded anchor plates under...

  17. Nonlinear plate vibrations: A modal approach with application to cymbals and gongs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Nonlinear plate vibrations: A modal approach with application to cymbals and gongs M. Ducceschia- sides in their ability to simulate the sound of more realis- tic percussive instruments such as gongs

  18. Mathematical modeling of evaporative cooling of moisture bearing epoxy composite plates 

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    Payette, Gregory Steven

    2006-08-16

    Research is performed to assess the potential of surface moisture evaporative cooling from composite plates as a means of reducing the external temperature of military aircraft. To assess the feasibility of evaporative ...

  19. The Beef Nutrient Database Improvement Project: Retail Cuts From the Rib and Plate 

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    May, Laura

    2011-02-22

    The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze retail cuts from the beef rib and plate that had been identified as needing nutrient composition updates in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National ...

  20. Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate (Presentation)

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2013-07-01

    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.

  1. Stress in the lithosphere from non-tectonic loads with implications for plate boundary processes

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    Luttrell, Karen M

    2010-01-01

    Ocean loading effects on stress at near shore plate boundaryFault interaction by elastic stress changes: New clues fromand J. Lin (1994), Static Stress Changes and the Triggering

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

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    Winiarz, Christine Eve

    2007-01-01

    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% ...

  3. A multiresolution finite element method based on a new locking-free rectangular Mindlin plate element

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    Xia, Yi-Ming

    2015-01-01

    A locking-free rectangular Mindlin plate element with a new multi-resolution analysis (MRA) is proposed and a multireolution finite element method is hence presented. The MRA framework is formulated out of a mutually nesting displacement subspace sequence. The MRA endows the proposed element with the resolution level (RL) to adjust the element node number, thus modulating structural analysis accuracy accordingly. As a result, the traditional 4-node rectangular Mindlin plate element and method is a mono-resolution one and also a special case of the proposed element and method. The meshing for the monoresolution plate element model is based on the empiricism while the RL adjusting for the multiresolution is laid on the rigorous mathematical basis. The accuracy of a structural analysis is actually determined by the RL, not by the mesh. The rational MRA enables the implementation of the multiresolution Mindlin plate element method to be more rational and efficient than that of the conventional monoresolution or o...

  4. Reviewed research article Crustal deformation in Iceland: Plate spreading and earthquake

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    Árnadóttir, Þóra

    Reviewed research article Crustal deformation in Iceland: Plate spreading and earthquake, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland 2 Physics Department, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík, Iceland 3 GPS Research Center, Wuhan University 129 Luoyu Road

  5. Magmatic activity and plate motion during the latent stage of Midcontinent Rift development

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    Swanson-Hysell, N. L.

    The Keweenawan Midcontinent Rift of North America records significant continental rifting between ca. 1110 and 1085 Ma, and preserves the most detailed paleomagnetic record of plate motion of any continent in Precambrian ...

  6. Characterization of residual stress relaxation in welded steel plate using TAP-NDE and wavelets 

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    Jhun, Choon-Sik

    2001-01-01

    This thesis presents the characterization of residual stress relaxation in a welded ASTM 1018 steel plate by using the Thermo-Acousto-Photonic Nondestructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) technique and the Gabor Wavelet Transform (GWT) which together produce...

  7. Design of Flat-Plate Dehumidifiers for Humidification–Dehumidification Desalination Systems

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    Sievers, Martin

    Flat-plate heat exchangers are examined for use as dehumidifiers in humidification–dehumidification (HDH) desalination systems. The temperature and humidity ratio differences that drive mass transfer are considerably higher ...

  8. Design of Plate-Fin Tube Dehumidifiers for Humidification-Dehumidification Desalination Systems

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    Sievers, Martin

    A two-dimensional numerical model of a plate-fin tube heat exchanger for use as a dehumidifier in a humidification-dehumidification (HDH) desalination systems is developed, because typical heating, ventilating, and air ...

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

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2013-07-01

    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.

  10. Numerical simulations of perforated plate stabilized premixed flames with detailed chemistry

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    Kedia, Kushal Sharad

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this work is to develop a high efficiency two-dimensional reactive flow solver to investigate perforated-plate stabilized laminar premixed flames. The developed code is used to examine the impact of the ...

  11. Global pattern of earthquakes and seismic energy distributions: Insights for the mechanisms of plate tectonics

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    Global pattern of earthquakes and seismic energy distributions: Insights for the mechanisms Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Germany c Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy d October 2011 Keywords: Global seismicity Declustered catalogue Earthquake energy distribution Plate

  12. Instabilities of jets of non-Newtonian fluids impacting a plate

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    Varagnat, Matthieu

    2008-01-01

    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. ...

  13. Highly conductive thermoplastic composites for rapid production of fuel cell bipolar plates

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    Huang, Jianhua [Blacksburg, VA; Baird, Donald G [Blacksburg, VA; McGrath, James E [Blacksburg, VA

    2008-04-29

    A low cost method of fabricating bipolar plates for use in fuel cells utilizes a wet lay process for combining graphite particles, thermoplastic fibers, and reinforcing fibers to produce a plurality of formable sheets. The formable sheets are then molded into a bipolar plates with features impressed therein via the molding process. The bipolar plates formed by the process have conductivity in excess of 150 S/cm and have sufficient mechanical strength to be used in fuel cells. The bipolar plates can be formed as a skin/core laminate where a second polymer material is used on the skin surface which provides for enhanced conductivity, chemical resistance, and resistance to gas permeation.

  14. ORNL characterization of Heavy-Section Steel Technology Program plates 01, 02, and 03

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    Stelzman, W.J.; Berggren, R.G.; Jones, T.N. Jr.

    1985-04-01

    Charpy V-notch impact, tensile, and drop-weight data are presented for three 305-mm-thick (12-in.) A 533 grade B class 1 steel plates. The effects of specimen size and orientation were examined as well as the variation of properties between different plate locations and depths. Some observations based on data obtained from an instrumented Charpy testing machine are also presented.

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

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

    2005-07-21

    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.

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

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    Travelli, Armando (Hinsdale, IL)

    1988-01-01

    A flat or curved plate structure, to be used as fuel in a nuclear reactor, comprises elongated fissionable wires or strips embedded in a metallic continuous non-fissionable matrix plate. The wires or strips are made predominantly of a malleable uranium alloy, such as uranium silicide, uranium gallide or uranium germanide. The matrix plate is made predominantly of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The wires or strips are located in a single row at the midsurface of the plate, parallel with one another and with the length dimension of the plate. The wires or strips are separated from each other, and from the surface of the plate, by sufficient thicknesses of matrix material, to provide structural integrity and effective fission product retention, under neutron irradiation. This construction makes it safely feasible to provide a high uranium density, so that the uranium enrichment with uranium 235 may be reduced below about 20%, to deter the reprocessing of the uranium for use in nuclear weapons.

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

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    Travelli, A.

    1985-10-25

    A flat or curved plate structure, to be used as fuel in a nuclear reactor, comprises elongated fissionable wires or strips embedded in a metallic continuous non-fissionable matrix plate. The wires or strips are made predominantly of a malleable uranium alloy, such as uranium silicide, uranium gallide or uranium germanide. The matrix plate is made predominantly of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The wires or strips are located in a single row at the midsurface of the plate, parallel with one another and with the length dimension of the plate. The wires or strips are separated from each other, and from the surface of the plate, by sufficient thicknesses of matrix material, to provide structural integrity and effective fission product retention, under neutron irradiation. This construction makes it safely feasible to provide a high uranium density, so that the uranium enrichment with uranium 235 may be reduced below about 20%, to deter the reprocessing of the uranium for use in nuclear weapons.

  18. A simple technique to reduce evaporation of crystallization droplets by using plate lids with apertures for adding liquids

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    Zipper, Lauren E.; Aristide, Xavier; Bishop, Dylan P.; Joshi, Ishita; Kharzeev, Julia; Patel, Krishna B.; Santiago, Brianna M.; Joshi, Karan; Dorsinvil, Kahille; Sweet, Robert M.; Soares, Alexei S.

    2014-11-28

    This article describes the use of evaporation control lids that are fitted to crystallization plates to improve the reproducibility of trials using as little as 5 nl. The plate lids contain apertures which are large enough for the transfer of protein containing droplets, but small enough to greatly reduce the rate of evaporation during the time needed to prepare the plate. A method is described for using plate lids to reduce evaporation in low-volume vapor-diffusion crystallization experiments. The plate lids contain apertures through which the protein and precipitants were added to different crystallization microplates (the reservoir was filled before fitting the lids). Plate lids were designed for each of these commonly used crystallization microplates. This system minimizes the dehydration of crystallization droplets containing just a few nanolitres of protein and precipitant, and results in more reproducible diffraction from the crystals. For each lid design, changes in the weight of the plates were used to deduce the rate of evaporation under different conditions of temperature, air movement, droplet size and precipitant. For comparison, the state of dehydration was also visually assessed throughout the experiment. Finally, X-ray diffraction methods were used to compare the diffraction of protein crystals that were conventionally prepared against those that were prepared on plates with plate lids. The measurements revealed that the plate lids reduced the rate of evaporation by 63–82%. Crystals grown in 5 nl drops that were set up with plate lids diffracted to higher resolution than similar crystals from drops that were set up without plate lids. The results demonstrate that plate lids can be instrumental for improving few-nanolitre crystallizations.

  19. Tectonic and deposition model of late Precambrian-Cambrian Arabian and adjoining plates

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    Husseini, M.I. (Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1989-09-01

    During the late Precambrian, the terranes of the Arabian and adjoining plates were fused along the northeastern flank of the African plate in Gondwanaland. This phase, which ended approximately 640 to 620 Ma, was followed by continental failure (620 to 580 Ma) and intracontinental extension (600 to approximately 550 Ma). During the Infracambrian extensional phase, a triple junction may have evolved near the Sinai Peninsula and may have consisted of the (1) Jordan Valley and Dead Sea rift branch, (2) Sinai and North Egypt rift branch, and (3) the Najd wrench-rift branch. The Najd, Hawasina, and Zagros fault systems may have been transverse faults that accompanied rifting in the Arabian Gulf and Zagros Mountains, southern Oman, Pakistan, and Kerman in central Iran. While the area was extending and subsiding, the Tethys Ocean flooded the eastern side of the Arabian plate and Iran and deposited calcareous clastics, carbonates, and evaporites (including the Hormuz and Ara halites). This transgression extended into the western part of the Arabian plate via the Najd rift system. The termination of the extensional phase during the late Early Cambrian was accompanied by a major regression and terrestrial conditions on the Arabian Peninsula. However, by the Early Ordovician, as sea level peaked to a highstand, the Arabian plate was blanketed with marginal marine sediments. 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Characterization of second-phase plates in a Gd5Ge3 intermetallic compound

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    Cao, Qing; Chumbley, Leonard S.

    2013-05-16

    Rare-earth compounds based on the stoichiometry R5(SixGe1?x)4 (R = rare-earth elements) exhibit many unusual features, including possessing R5(SixGe1?x)3 thin plates which always precipitate from the matrix despite efforts to suppress their formation. In an effort to better understand the unique relationship between these two intermetallic alloy systems, the bulk microstructure of the compound Gd5Ge3 was examined using scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and optical microscopy. Surprisingly, SEM examination revealed a series of thin plates present in the Gd5Ge3 matrix similar to what is seen in Gd5Ge4. TEM observation revealed that a role reversal had occurred, with the thin plates possessing the orthorhombic structure and composition of Gd5Ge4. The orientation relationship between Gd5Ge4 thin plates and the Gd5Ge3 matrix was determined to be Graphic the same relationship reported for Gd5Ge3 plates precipitating from a Gd5Ge4 matrix. However, by exchanging the respective roles of the phases as regards matrix vs. precipitate, the total number of precipitation variants seen can be increased from two to six. The persistence with which these two intermetallic systems co-exist is truly unique. However, understanding exactly the kinetic and thermodynamic conditions that lead to their unique relationship is hampered by the high formation temperatures at which the observed reaction occurs.

  1. Effect of the substrate orientation on the formation of He-plates in Si

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    Vallet, M.; Barbot, J. F.; Declémy, A.; Beaufort, M. F. [Institut Pprime (UPR 3346), Department of Material Sciences, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ENSMA, BP30179, 86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil (France)] [Institut Pprime (UPR 3346), Department of Material Sciences, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ENSMA, BP30179, 86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil (France); Reboh, S. [CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)] [CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)

    2013-11-21

    The effect of the crystalline orientation on the implantation-induced strain/stress and on the formation of He-plates was studied by combining high-resolution X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy. The highest strains are obtained in (001)-oriented implanted substrates regardless of the fluence and of the channeling effects. The anisotropic properties of the silicon that generate an anisotropic elastic response of the substrate were taken into account to explain these different values of strain. Upon specific thermal annealing, it is shown that the formation of He-plates occurs only in the (001) habit planes regardless of the orientation of the substrates, non-tilted and tilted (001)-, (110)-, and (111)-substrates. Moreover, the distribution of He-plates in the (001) variants was found to be strongly dependent on the angle of the habit plane with the surface and on the intensity of the implantation-induced strain/stress. The implantation-induced stress thus favors the formation of He-plates in specific planes (of low angle with the surface) forming different defect configurations. The nucleation and growth of He-plates are thus discussed with regard to the implantation-induced stress.

  2. CX-011752: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Oregon State University - Bio-Lamina-Plates Bioreactor for Enhanced Mass and Heat Transfer CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/14/2013 Location(s): Oregon Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  3. CX-004400: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Repair Brick Support Plates on Connecting Bridges - Building 58CX(s) Applied: B2.3Date: 11/05/2010Location(s): Allegheny City, PennsylvaniaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  4. CX-008648: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Printed Circuit Board Through-Hole Plating, Masking, and Legending Process CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/22/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  5. The Casimir Effect Between Non-Parallel Plates by Geometric Optics

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    Brendan Guilfoyle; Wilhelm Klingenberg; Siddhartha Sen

    2004-07-28

    Recent work by Jaffe and Scardicchio has expressed the optical approximation to the Casimir effect as a sum over geometric quantities. The first two authors have developed a technique which uses the complex geometry of the space of oriented affine lines in ${\\Bbb{R}}^3$ to describe reflection of rays off a surface. This allows the quantities in the optical approximation to the Casimir effect to be calculated. To illustrate this we determine explicitly and in closed form the geometric optics approximation of the Casimir force between two non-parallel plates. By making one of the plates finite we regularise the divergence that is caused by the intersection of the planes. In the parallel plate limit we prove that our expression reduces to Casimir's original result.

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

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    Stefano Vidoli; Francesco dell'Isola

    2010-07-09

    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

  7. A simplified model for heat transfer in heat exchangers and stack plates for thermoacoustic devices

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    Chen, Y.; Herman, C.

    1999-07-01

    A simplified model of heat transfer in heat exchangers and stack plates of thermoacoustic devices was developed. The model took advantage of previous results regarding the thermal behavior of the thermoacoustic core for investigations of the performance of heat exchangers attached to the core. Geometrical and operational parameters as well as thermophysical properties of the heat exchangers, the plate, and the working medium were organized into dimensionless groups that allowed to account for their impact on the performance of the heat exchangers. Numerical simulations with the model were carried out. Nonlinear temperature distributions and heat fluxes near the edge of the stack plate were observed. Effects of different parameters on the thermal performance of the heat exchangers were investigated.

  8. Laser-driven miniature flyer plates for shock initiation of secondary explosives

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    Paisley, D.L.

    1989-01-01

    Miniature flyer plates (<1-mm diameter X <5-micron thick) of aluminum and other materials are accelerated by a 10-ns pulsed Nd:YAG laser to velocities >5 km/s. Velocity profiles are recorded by velocity interferometry (VISAR) techniques and impact planarity by electronic streak photography. Techniques for improving energy coupling from laser to flyer plate will be discussed. Flyer plate performance parameters will be compared with material properties. The P/sup n/t criteria for shock initiation of explosives will be compared for various flyer materials, pressure, and pulse duration. Performance of secondary explosives (PETN, HNS, HMX, various PBX, others) will be reported. These data will detail the experimental effect of t (in P/sup n/t) approaching values of a few nanoseconds. 9 refs., 5 figs.

  9. Analytical quantitative description of wide plate U-free bend process of intelligent control

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    Su, Chun-jian; Guo, Su-min

    2013-01-01

    According to flexure theory of plate, on the premise of plane deformation assumption, an analytic model of U-free bend theory is proposed in this paper, which considered the harden, anisotropy and elastic deformation of material. Then the theoretical analysis on U-free bending of wide plate is made, the change rules of bending force with bending stroke and formula of target angularity are obtained, the various factors affecting bending force and rebound are analyzed. Furthermore, theoretical calculation and experiment and simulation results are compared, which provided theoretical basis for identifying parameters of the wide plate U-free bending intelligent control as well as determining variables of the input layer and output layer of prediction model.

  10. Cavitation erosion of silver plated coating at different temperatures and pressures

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    Hattori, Shuji; Motoi, Yoshihiro; Kikuta, Kengo; Tomaru, Hiroshi

    2014-04-11

    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.

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

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    Velkovska, Julia

    2013-12-08

    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.

  12. Micromechanisms of ductile fracturing of DH-36 steel plates under impulsive loads and influence of polyurea reinforcing

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    Amini, M. R.; Nemat-Nasser, S.

    2010-01-01

    Micromechanisms of ductile fracturing of DH-36 steel platesMicromechanisms of ductile fracturing of DH-36 steel platesundergoes controllable fracturing, generally initiated near

  13. Heat transfer and flow of an impinged plate with an elliptic jet

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    Matsuda, Shoichi; Yaga, Minoru; Oyakawa, Kenyu

    1999-07-01

    The time and spatial temperature profiles on a jet impingement plate were measured using an infrared radiometer with a two-dimensional array of Indium-Antimony (In Sb) sensors for various nozzle exit-to-plate spaces for when the jet being issued from an elliptic nozzle impinges on the target plate. The isotherms of infrared images as well as heat transfer coefficients were obtained by measurement data. The heat transfer coefficients were also measured by using thermocouples. In order to compare the isotherms and heat transfer contours with flow patterns, the flows on the plate were visualized by the oil-film method, and the velocity and the turbulence intensity were measured by a hot wire anemometer. The phenomena of axes switching which are caused by the differences in self-induced velocity in non-circular vortices and have been the typical behaviors of free jets were observed on the impingement plate. The distribution of the isotherm and iso-heat transfer coefficients for the center portion were shorted in the major direction with an increase of the space between nozzle exit and impingement plate and elongated in the minor direction. The isotherms from the infrared image corresponded closely to the distribution of iso-heat transfer coefficients by using thermocouples. The shapes of flow patterns also corresponded to both the shape of the isotherms and the iso-heat transfer contours. In the twice length of nozzle diameter downstream from nozzle exit, the oil film pattern was elongated in the major axis direction for the center portion, which corresponded to both the lower temperature and higher heat transfer coefficient.

  14. Voltage oxide removal for plating: A new method of electroplating oxide coated metals in situ

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    Gutfeld, R. J. von; West, A. C. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

    2007-03-15

    A novel in situ method for electroplating oxide coated metals is described. Termed VORP, for voltage oxide removal for plating, the process utilizes a voltage pulse {approx}20-200 V, {approx}2 ms in duration, applied between working and counterelectrodes while both are immersed in a copper electrolyte. The pulse is almost immediately followed by galvanostatic plate-up. Adherent copper deposits up to {approx}4 {mu}m in height on stainless steel 316 coupons have been obtained. Temperature testing up to 260 deg. C in air does not affect the copper adhesion. A preliminary model for oxide removal is proposed utilizing concepts of dielectric breakdown.

  15. Image plate characterization and absolute calibration to low kilo-electron-volt electrons

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    Busold, S.; Philipp, K.; Otten, A.; Roth, M.

    2014-11-15

    We report on the characterization of an image plate and its absolute calibration to electrons in the low keV energy range (1–30 keV). In our case, an Agfa MD4.0 without protection layer was used in combination with a Fuji FLA7000 scanner. The calibration data are compared to other published data and a consistent picture of the sensitivity of image plates to electrons is obtained, which suggests a validity of the obtained calibration up to 100 keV.

  16. Highly asymmetric interaction forces induced by acoustic waves in coupled plate structures

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    Fan, Xiying; Zhang, Shenwei; Ke, Manzhu; Liu, Zhengyou

    2015-01-01

    Mutual forces can be induced between coupled structures when illuminated by external acoustic waves. In this Letter, we propose a concept of asymmetric interaction between two coupled plate-like structures, which is generated by oppositely incident plane waves. Besides the striking contrast in magnitude, the mutual force induced by one of the incidences can be tuned extremely strong due to the resonant excitation of the flexural plate modes. The highly asymmetric interaction with enhanced strength in single side should be potentially useful, such as in designing ultrasound instruments and sensors.

  17. Experimental techniques for subnanosecond resolution of laser-launched plates and impact studies

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    Paisley, D.L.; Warnes, R.H.; Stahl, D.B.

    1994-09-01

    Miniature laser-launched plates have applications in shock wave physics, studying dynamic properties of materials and can be used to generate experimental data in a manner similar to a laboratory gas gun for one-dimensional impact experiments. Laser-launched plates have the advantage of small size, low kinetic energy, and can be launched with ubiquitous laboratory lasers. Because of the small size and high accelerations (10{sup 7}--10{sup 10} g`s), improved temporal resolution and optical non-contact methods to collect data are required. Traditional mechanical in-situ gauges would significantly impair the data quality and do not have the required time response.

  18. Interferometry and high speed photography of laser-driven flyer plates

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    Paisley, D.L.; Montoya, N.I.; Stahl, D.B.; Garcia, I.A.

    1989-01-01

    Laser-driven thin (2-10-/mu/ thick) plates of aluminum and copper are accelerated to velocities /ge/5 km/s by a 1.06-/mu/ wavelength Nd:YAG 8-10 ns FWHM laser pulse at power densities 0.7-4.0 GW/cm/sup 2/. Accelerations /ge/10/sup 9/ km/s/sup 2/ have been achieved. The acceleration and velocity of these 0.4-1.0-mm-diameter plates are experimentally recorded by velocity interferometry (VISAR) and the planarity of impact by streak photography. 6 refs., 7 figs.

  19. High-Rate Glass Resistive Plate Chambers For LHC Muon Detectors Upgrade

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    Laktineh, I; Cauwenbergh, S; Combret, C; Crotty, I; Haddad, Y; Grenier, G; Guida, R; Kieffer, R; Lumb, N; Mirabito, L; Schirra, F; Seguin, N; Tytgat, M; Van der Donckt, M; Wang, Y; Zaganidis, N

    2012-01-01

    The limitation of the detection rate of standard bakelite resistive plate chambers (RPC) used as muon detector in LHC experiments is behind the absence of such detectors in the high TJ regions in both CMS and ATLAS detectors. RPCs made with low resistivity glass plates (10ID O.cm) could be an adequate solution to equip the high TJ regions extending thus both the trigger efficiency and the physics performance. Different beam tests with single and multi-gap configurations using the new glass have shown that such detectors can operate at few thousands Hzlcm2 with high efficiency( > 90%).

  20. Parallel-plate heat pipe apparatus having a shaped wick structure

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    Rightley, Michael J.; Adkins, Douglas R.; Mulhall, James J.; Robino, Charles V.; Reece, Mark; Smith, Paul M.; Tigges, Chris P.

    2004-12-07

    A parallel-plate heat pipe is disclosed that utilizes a plurality of evaporator regions at locations where heat sources (e.g. semiconductor chips) are to be provided. A plurality of curvilinear capillary grooves are formed on one or both major inner surfaces of the heat pipe to provide an independent flow of a liquid working fluid to the evaporator regions to optimize heat removal from different-size heat sources and to mitigate the possibility of heat-source shadowing. The parallel-plate heat pipe has applications for heat removal from high-density microelectronics and laptop computers.

  1. Extraordinary optical transmission and vortex excitation by periodic arrays of Fresnel zone plates

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    Roszkiewicz, A

    2013-01-01

    Extraordinary optical transmission and good focusing properties of a two-dimensional scattering structure is presented. The structure is made of Fresnel zone plates periodically arranged along two orthogonal directions. Each plate consists of two ring-shaped waveguides supporting modes that match the symmetry of a circularly polarized incident plane wave. High field concentration at the focal plane is obtained with short transverse and long longitudinal foci diameters. Optical vortex excitation in a paraxial region of the transmitted field is also observed and analysed in terms of cross-polarisation coupling. The structure presented may appear useful in visualization, trapping and precise manipulations of nanoparticles.

  2. Double patterning HSQ processes of zone plates for 10 nm diffraction limitedperformance

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    Chao, Weilun; Kim, Jihoon; Anderson, Erik H.; Fischer, Peter; Rekawa, Senajith; Attwood, David T.

    2009-01-09

    In e-beam lithography, fabrication of sub-20 nm dense structures is challenging. While there is a constant effort to develop higher resolution resist processes, the progress of increasing pattern density is slow. For zone plates, consisting of dense lines and spaces, the outermost zone width has been limited to slightly less than 20 nm due to effects such as low aerial image contrast, forward scattering, intrinsic resist resolution, and development issues. To circumvent these effects, we have successfully developed a new double patterning HSQ process, and as a result, we have fabricated zone plates of 10 and 12 nm using the process. We previously developed a double patterning process in which a dense zone plate pattern is sub-divided into two semi-isolated, complementary zone set patterns. These patterns are fabricated separately and then overlaid with high accuracy to yield the desired pattern. The key to success with this process is the accuracy of the overlay. For diffraction-limited zone plates, accuracy better than one-third of the smallest zone width is needed. In our previous work, the zone set patterns were formed using PMMA and gold electroplating, which were overlaid and aligned to the zero-level mark layer with sub-pixel accuracy using our internally developed algorithm. The complete zone plate fabrication was conducted in-house. With this process, we successfully fabricated zone plates of 15 nm outermost zone. Using this zone plate, we were able to achieve sub-15 nm resolution at 1.52 nm wavelength, the highest resolution ever demonstrated in optical microscopy at that time. We attempted to extend the process to fabricating 12 nm and smaller zones. However, the modest PMMA contrast, combined with a relatively large electron beam size compared to the target feature sized limited the process latitude. To overcome this problem, we developed a new overlay process based on high resolution negative tone resist of hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ). With the development in TMAH at 45 C, we can reliably achieve zone width as small as 8 nm with negligible line edge roughness in the semi-dense zone set. Such narrow zones in HSQ, however, detach easily from the gold plating base substrate needed for the electroplating step. We developed a process to condition the gold substrate with (3-mercaptopropyl) trimethoxysilane, or 3-MTP, which can form a homogeneous hydroxylation surface on gold surface and bond with hydroxyl in HSQ. Fig 2 shows the basic process steps of the double patterning HSQ process. Unlike the PMMA process, both zone sets are formed in HSQ and overlaid, and the complete zone plate pattern is converted to gold using electroplating in the final step. Using the new process, we successfully realized zone plates of 10 nm and 12 nm outermost zones. Fig. 3 shows the SEM micrographs of the zone plates outer regions. The zone plates are 30 nm thick in gold. To the best of our knowledge, these zone plates have the smallest zonal features ever fabricated using e-beam lithography. The complete zone plate fabrication was conducted in-house, using our vector scan electron beam lithography tool, the Nanowriter, which has a measured beam diameter of 6.5 nm (FWHM) at 100 keV. An internally developed, sub-pixel alignment algorithm, based on auto/cross-correlation methods, was used for the overlay. A 12 nm zone plate was tested with a full-field transmission x-ray microscope at the LBNL's Advanced Light Source. Fig. 4 shows an x-ray image of a 40 nm thick gold radial spoke pattern taken with the zone plate at 1.75 nm wavelength (707eV, FeL3 edge), along with the scanning transmission electron micrograph of same object. Numerous small features in the object can be seen in the x-ray image. Data analysis indicates that a near diffraction limited performance was achieved using the zone plate. In our presentation, we will discuss the details and subtleties of the overlay fabrication as well as the zone plate image results.

  3. Public Service Vehicles Tramcars and Trolley Vehicles: The Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness) Regulations, 1958 

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    Watkinson, Harold

    1958-01-01

    These Regulations, which prescribe the conditions to be satisfied by a public service vehicle before a certificate of fitness (without the issue of which a vehicle may not be licensed to be used as a public service vehicle) ...

  4. General-Purpose Heat Source Safety Verification Test program: Edge-on flyer plate tests

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    George, T.G.

    1987-03-01

    The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) that will supply power for the Galileo and Ulysses space missions contains 18 General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules. The GPHS modules provide power by transmitting the heat of STYPu -decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. Each module contains four STYPuO2-fueled clads and generates 250 W(t). Because the possibility of a launch vehicle explosion always exists, and because such an explosion could generate a field of high-energy fragments, the fueled clads within each GPHS module must survive fragment impact. The edge-on flyer plate tests were included in the Safety Verification Test series to provide information on the module/clad response to the impact of high-energy plate fragments. The test results indicate that the edge-on impact of a 3.2-mm-thick, aluminum-alloy (2219-T87) plate traveling at 915 m/s causes the complete release of fuel from capsules contained within a bare GPHS module, and that the threshold velocity sufficient to cause the breach of a bare, simulant-fueled clad impacted by a 3.5-mm-thick, aluminum-alloy (5052-T0) plate is approximately 140 m/s.

  5. Formation and Film Characteristics of Dual Damascene Interconnects by Bottom-up Electroless Cu Plating

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    Shingubara, S. [Kansai University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Suita 3-3-35, Osaka (Japan); Wang, Z. [Shaanxi Normal University, School of Chemistry and Materials Science (China)

    2006-02-07

    Bottom-up filling of Cu in a dual damascene interconnection structure was achieved through electroless plating alone. The addition of inhibitor molecules to the electroless Cu plating solution was investigated, and showed that sulfopropyl sulfonate (SPS) was highly effective in promoting bottom-up filling. Bottom-up filling was enhanced by shrinkage of the hole diameter, suggesting that the diffusion flux of SPS molecules to the bottom of the holes was suppressed. Thus, Cu deposition rate near the hole bottom was larger than that outside the hole, leading to bottom-up filling. The salient feature of electroless plating technology is the lack of overgrowth or bump formation after hole filling, which is a serious problem in electroplating technology. Problems such as increased resistance due to inclusion of SPS molecules and pattern size dependence affected applicability of this method. A two-step electroless plating using different concentrations of inhibitor molecules was effective for filling a dual damascene structure without voiding, and may provide a practical solution for ULSI interconnections.

  6. On the effect of perforated plates on the acoustics of annular combustors

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    Nicoud, Franck

    the influence of perforated plates on the acoustic modes in aeronautical gas turbines combustion chambers quantity I. Introduction In order to cut down pollutant emissions, industrial gas turbine combustion and dilution holes [14, 15]. In aeronautical gas turbines, walls of recent combustion chambers are generally

  7. Flying-plate detonator using a high-density high explosive

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    Stroud, John R. (Livermore, CA); Ornellas, Donald L. (Livermore, CA)

    1988-01-01

    A flying-plate detonator containing a high-density high explosive such as benzotrifuroxan (BTF). The detonator involves the electrical explosion of a thin metal foil which punches out a flyer from a layer overlying the foil, and the flyer striking a high-density explosive pellet of BTF, which is more thermally stable than the conventional detonator using pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).

  8. Evidence of surface acoustic wave band gaps in the phononic crystals created on thin plates

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    Deymier, Pierre

    Evidence of surface acoustic wave band gaps in the phononic crystals created on thin plates Xinya acoustic wave SAW band gaps. In this letter, we report a new type of phononic crystals manufactured Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2167794 The propagation of acoustic waves in periodic composite

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

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    Butcher, Eric A.

    an important role in applications of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering. Studying the free vibrationFree Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation Method Eric A. Butcher and Ma'en Sari Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New Mexico

  10. COMPUTATION OF THE VIBRATION MODES OF A REISSNER-MINDLIN LAMINATED PLATE

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    Duran, Ricardo

    COMPUTATION OF THE VIBRATION MODES OF A REISSNER-MINDLIN LAMINATED PLATE RICARDO G. DUR´AN, RODOLFO estimates including a double or- der for the vibration frequencies are obtained under appropriate vibration problem, as well. For instance, the DL3 and the MITC elements (which 2000 Mathematics Subject

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

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    Hess, John Charles

    1993-01-01

    . The friction factors were found to differ significantly from the Moody diagram in that at small clearances, laminar flow appears to not always conform to the [] line predicted by theory. In addition, it is seen that increasing the gap between the plates from...

  12. Cracks in martensite plates as hydrogen traps in a bearing steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    Cracks in martensite plates as hydrogen traps in a bearing steel W. Solano-Alvareza , Eun Ju Songb stability requirements, and to improve the properties of the martensite [1]. Like most strong steels It is demonstrated that a macroscopically homogeneous distribution of tiny cracks introduced into a martensitic

  13. Transient Thermal and Stress Response of A Helium-Cooled Tungsten Plate-Type Divertor

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    Raffray, A. René

    Transient Thermal and Stress Response of A Helium- Cooled Tungsten Plate-Type Divertor X.R. Wang, A and shutdown operations have been analyzed with a coupled transient thermo-fluid and thermal-stress approach and investigated for power plant applications with a goal of accommodating a heat flux of 10 MW/m2 . The concepts

  14. ORIGINAL ARTICLE GPS snow sensing: results from the EarthScope Plate Boundary

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    Larson, Kristine

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE GPS snow sensing: results from the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory Kristine and by water supply managers to predict/mitigate drought and flood conditions. Existing in situ snow sensors/networks lack the necessary spatial and temporal sensitivity. Satellite measurements currently assess snow cover

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

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    Soykasap, Omer

    BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES AND CERAMIC PLATES USED IN ARMOR DESIGN Mehmet penetration and any major injury in the person. Designing the armors for only penetration is not enough in armor design against 7.62mm FMJ high speed bullet. Experimental Kevlar/Polyvnyl Butyral composite

  16. Effect of multiperforated plates on the acoustic modes in Elsa Gullaud a

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    Nicoud, Franck

    b , Claude Sensiau b , Franck Nicoud c , Thierry Poinsot d aSNECMA Villaroche, France bCERFACS, CFD ; Multiperforated plates ; Damping ; Combustion instabilities Preprint submitted to Elsevier Science 17 avril 2009 #12;Mots-cl´es : Acoustique ; Plaques multiperfor´ees ; Amortissement ; Instabilit´es de combustion 1

  17. MODELING OF THE FREEZING PROCESS FOR FISH IN VERTICAL PLATE FREEZERS

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    MODELING OF THE FREEZING PROCESS FOR FISH IN VERTICAL PLATE FREEZERS Christoph Backi, Jan Tommy at the freezing system on board. Aims of this study: Find a model to estimate the temperature distribution in a fish block during freezing in vertical platefreezers. For a known temperature distribution the energy

  18. Active vibration control of a fluid/plate system using a pole placement controller

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Active vibration control of a fluid/plate system using a pole placement controller Bogdan Robu reduction of the structural vibrations induced by the sloshing of large masses of fuel inside a partly full, published in "International Journal of Control 85, 6 (2012) 684-694" #12;Keywords Flexible system, fluid

  19. Palaeomagnetic data from a Mesozoic Philippine Sea Plate ophiolite on Obi Island, Eastern Indonesia

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Palaeomagnetic data from a Mesozoic Philippine Sea Plate ophiolite on Obi Island, Eastern Indonesia exposed on Obi Island, eastern Indonesia. Until the late Neogene, Obi formed part of the southern tectonic history of eastern Indonesia and northern New Guinea has been dominated by the punctuated

  20. INFLUENCE OF END POTENTIAL PLATES ON PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINEMENT Sergey Yu. Taskaev

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    Taskaev, Sergey Yur'evich

    additional heating in an open trap AMBAL-M from arc source (gun) located behind the mirror [1]. The plasma by the arc source [3] located behind the mirror. The gun generates a narrow ring dense plasma jet. The innerINFLUENCE OF END POTENTIAL PLATES ON PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINEMENT Sergey Yu. Taskaev Budker

  1. Supplemental Figures Seismic imaging of the laterally varying D" region beneath the Cocos Plate

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    Garnero, Ed

    Supplemental Figures Seismic imaging of the laterally varying D" region beneath the Cocos Plate-474-1882 Fax: 907-474-5618 Email: mthorne@gi.alaska.edu #12;Supplement A. Transverse component velocity.9982 at 80º. #12;Supplement B. Transverse component displacement synthetics are shown. Synthetics for PREM

  2. BEM of postbuckling analysis of thin plates Qinghua Qin and Yuying Huang

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    Qin, Qinghua

    of the coupling between bending and in-plane deformation. The equation was originally derived by the variational mentioned above. Basic equations and their fundamental solution Basic equations In this paper, emphasis of the plate are represented by E (Young's modulus) and v (Poisson's ratio). We use a Cartesian coordinate

  3. Reconciling the geological history of western Turkey with plate circuits and mantle tomography

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Reconciling the geological history of western Turkey with plate circuits and mantle tomography Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey c Paleomagnetic Laboratory `Fort Hoofddijk the geological history since Cretaceous times in western Turkey in a context of convergence, subduction

  4. Control of incident irradiance on a batch operated flat-plate photobioreactor

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    Pilon, Laurent

    microalgae growth rate. Then, the feed-forward inversion control scheme adjusted the incident irradiance biomass and lipid productivity in microalgae cultivation. The present approach can rapidly identify and productivity of microalgae. This was illustrated with Nannochloropsis oculata batch grown in a flat-plate PBR

  5. India and Sunda plates motion and deformation along their boundary in Myanmar determined by GPS

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    Vigny, Christophe

    India and Sunda plates motion and deformation along their boundary in Myanmar determined by GPS with respect to mainland India. Including these points, using a longer time span than previous studies-day Indian motion. Our results confirm that the current motion of India is slower than predicted by the NUVEL

  6. 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 · Objective: Develop an improved SOFC for APUs ­ SOFC advantages · High power density and efficiency · Fuel versatility/simplified fuel processing · Well-suited to duty cycle of APU ­ SOFC issues · Startup time

  7. Enhancement of heat and mass transfer in metal hydride beds with the addition of Al plates

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    Guo, Zhixiong "James"

    in the hydriding process with the addition of internal aluminum plates. The two-dimensional equations governing during the absorption/desorption process in the metal hydride beds. The main factors governing the metal hydride matrix and kinetics of the hydrogen sorption processes, etc. By ne- glecting the hydrogen

  8. 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

  9. Sunda-Java trench kinematics, slab window formation and overriding plate deformation since the Cretaceous

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    Müller, Dietmar

    Sunda-Java trench kinematics, slab window formation and overriding plate deformation since along the 3200 km long Sunda-Java trench, one of the largest subduction systems on Earth. Combining window underlying the Java­South Sumatra region, and we propose that decreased mantle wedge viscosities

  10. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF LASER FORMING OF VARYING THICKNESS PLATE

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    of LF varying thickness plate are conducted in this paper. In this paper, the bending mechanism. An analytical model was proposed to predict the bending deformation. A strategy of LF process synthesis-aging the in-plane strain and bending strain. A thickness-dependent da- tabase is established to determine

  11. BILAYER PLATES: MODEL REDUCTION, -CONVERGENT FINITE ELEMENT APPROXIMATION AND DISCRETE GRADIENT FLOW

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    Bonito, Andrea

    by the deformation as in the case of the bending of a piece of paper. A related numerical method has been devised for the practical computation of large bilayer bending deformations. Our contributions in this paper are FLOW S¨OREN BARTELS, ANDREA BONITO , AND RICARDO H. NOCHETTO Abstract. The bending of bilayer plates

  12. M i l i u m The Bending of Plates of Dissimilar

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    M i l i u m The Bending of Plates of Dissimilar Materials Willi Cracks1 M. L. WILLIAMS.2 The authors are to be commended for com- pleting an analysis of the companion bending problem for a cracked. In the extensional paper [5), it was pointed out. that, there were two sets of (complex) solutions corre- sponding

  13. High-frequency waves guided by the subducted plates underneath Taiwan and their association with seismic

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    Chen, Kate Huihsuan

    High-frequency waves guided by the subducted plates underneath Taiwan and their association traveling up a subduction zone is frequently associated with significant large-amplitude, high-frequency offshore northern Taiwan reveal wave guide behavior: large, sustained high-frequency (3­10Hz) signal in P

  14. Relation between permeability and effective stress along a plate-boundary fault, Barbados accretionary complex

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    Fisher, Andrew

    Relation between permeability and effective stress along a plate-boundary fault, Barbados is accessible to drilling beneath the toe of the Barbados accretionary com- plex. Ocean Drilling Program (ODP of the deforma- tion front of the Barbados accretionary complex (Fig. 1). The decollement zone sep- arates

  15. The impact of sand slugs against beams and plates: Coupled discrete particle/finite element simulations

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    Wadley, Haydn

    The impact of sand slugs against beams and plates: Coupled discrete particle/finite element/continuum coupling Dynamic loading a b s t r a c t The impact of a slug of dry sand particles against a metallic for shock mitigation. The sand particles interact via a combined linear-spring-and-dashpot law whereas

  16. The dynamic response of edge clamped plates loaded by spherically expanding sand shellsq

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    Wadley, Haydn

    The dynamic response of edge clamped plates loaded by spherically expanding sand shellsq Kumar P and water saturated sand has been investigated, both experimentally and via a particle based simulation methodology. The spherically expanding sand shell is generated by detonating a sphere of explosive surrounded

  17. Global pattern of earthquakes and seismic energy distributions: Insights for the mechanisms of plate tectonics

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    Stuttgart, Universität

    ÔØ Å ÒÙ× Ö ÔØ Global pattern of earthquakes and seismic energy distributions: Insights energy distributions: insights for the mechanisms of plate tectonics P. Vargaa , F. Krummb , F. Riguzzic In this paper, we analyse the distributions of number of events (N) and seismic energy (E) on the Earth

  18. Finite Element Analysis of Nonlinear Thickness-shear Vibrations of AT-cut Quartz Crystal Plates

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    Wang, Ji

    Finite Element Analysis of Nonlinear Thickness-shear Vibrations of AT-cut Quartz Crystal Plates Ji, dujianke}@nbu.edu.cn Abstract--The nonlinear finite element analysis is performed with the nonlinear a smaller size in comparison with the 3D approach. General procedure of nonlinear finite element analysis

  19. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Jet in Supersonic Crossflow on a Flat Plate

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Jet in Supersonic Crossflow on a Flat Plate jet and a supersonic crossflow. A new flow model for jets in supersonic crossflow is presented present in a jet in supersonic cross-flow. Their flow structure model is shown in Fig. 1. Figure 1

  20. Electromagnetic detection of plate hydration due to bending faults at the Middle America Trench

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    Constable, Steve

    images show that the extensive network of trench parallel normal faults penetrates the entire oceanic bending faults on the incoming oceanic plate of the Middle America Trench offshore Nicaragua have been observed to penetrate to mantle depths, suggesting a permeable pathway for hydration of the crust

  1. Evolution of vertical faults at an extensional plate boundary, southwest Iceland

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    Kattenhorn, Simon

    Evolution of vertical faults at an extensional plate boundary, southwest Iceland James V. Grant1 Abstract Vertical faults having both opening and vertical displacements are common in southwest Iceland of both oblique and normal spreading in southwest Iceland. Individual fracture segments are commonly

  2. Icelandic rhythmics: Annual modulation of land elevation and plate spreading by snow load

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    Grapenthin, Ronni

    Icelandic rhythmics: Annual modulation of land elevation and plate spreading by snow load Ronni to annual snow load in Iceland. The load is modeled using Green's functions for an elastic halfspace and a simple sinusoidal load history on Iceland's four largest ice caps. We derive E = 40 ± 15 GPa as a minimum

  3. Genesis of the Iceland Melt Anomaly by Plate Tectonic G. R. Foulger1

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    Anderson, Don L.

    Genesis of the Iceland Melt Anomaly by Plate Tectonic Processes G. R. Foulger1 , James H. Natland3 252-21, Pasadena, CA 91125, dla@gps.caltech.edu Abstract Iceland is the best-studied, currently erupted in Iceland has geochemistry little different from normal mid-ocean ridge basalt and the detailed

  4. Micron-gap rheo-optics with parallel plates Ali Dhinojwala and Steve Granick

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    Granick, Steve

    on a side for spectroscopic measurements, to centimeters on a side for x-ray and reflectivity measurements particles are a problem at present because at present this apparatus is housed in ordinary laboratory air. In the absence of dust, surface roughness limits it to plate separations not less than ca. 0.1 m. For economic

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

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Crystallographic texture for tube and plate of the superelastic/shape-memory alloy Nitinol used of endovascular stents. As such stents are invariably laser-machined from Nitinol tubes or sheets rolled play a key role in influ- encing the mechanical properties of Nitinol. In this article, we present

  6. Thin flat plate with linear spring as mechanical stop. Final report

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    Johnson, B.H.

    1997-06-01

    A mechanical device has been developed which dissipates mechanical energy simply and reliably, without generating debris. The device basically consists of a stack of thin flat metal layers, forming a flexible plate, and a mechanical spring to buffer the impact of the moving object. Equations have been developed which allow the design of such devices for particular applications.

  7. Author's personal copy Cohesive tractioneseparation laws for tearing of ductile metal plates

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    Hutchinson, John W.

    to resolve details of the fracture process. For tough ductile structural alloys, meshes that are fine fracture Ductile plates a b s t r a c t The failure process ahead of a mode I crack advancing in a ductile of failure details using the Gurson constitutive law based on the micromechanics of the ductile fracture

  8. Tunable supercontinuum light vector vortex beam generator using a q-plate

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    Marrucci, Lorenzo

    for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL), Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering, City, Italy 6 Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada were created using a tunable liquid crystal q-plate and a supercontinuum light source. The feasibility

  9. Late Cenozoic partitioning of oblique plate convergence in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Late Cenozoic partitioning of oblique plate convergence in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran 2 May 2006. [1] The NW trending Zagros fold-and-thrust belt is affected by two major dextral faults operating at the rear of the belt has become partitioned along the newly formed Main Recent Fault

  10. Finite-Element Investigation and Design Recommendations for Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Finite-Element Investigation and Design Recommendations for Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls.k.a. perforated SPSW . Finite element monotonic pushover analyses were conducted, first on a series of individual perforated strips with variation in perforation diameter, to develop a fundamental understanding

  11. FINITE ELEMENT INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERFORATED STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALLS

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    Bruneau, Michel

    FINITE ELEMENT INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERFORATED STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALLS of the behavior of unstiffened thin SPSW having a regular pattern of openings (a.k.a. perforated SPSW). Finite element monotonic pushover analyses were conducted, first on a series of individual perforated strips

  12. DAMPING ESTIMATION OF PLATES JOINED AT A POINT USING STATISTICAL ENERGY ANALYSIS

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    Katipally, Akhilesh Chandra Reddy

    2011-08-31

    investigated for 3 different levels of damping. Possible reasons for the occurrence of negative coupling loss factor estimations using the T.S.E.A. method have been discovered to be the flexibility of the joint between the plates and the frequency resolution...

  13. A Study of Heat Transfer for Two Layered Composite Inclined Plate Crotch Absorbers

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    Kemner, Ken

    1S-143 M. Choi Nov., 1989 A Study of Heat Transfer for Two Layered Composite Inclined Plate Crotch used in CESR. They analyzed the heat transfer problem numerically for the case of a vertically located to the inclined photon beam penetration heating. An analytical solution for heat transfer is obtained for a full

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

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    Prentiss, Mara

    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-assembly from the molecular to the mesoscale, (ii) the demonstration of a system in which small objects can

  15. Author's personal copy Fracture mechanics of plate debonding: Validation against experiment

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Author's personal copy Fracture mechanics of plate debonding: Validation against experiment M Available online 20 January 2011 Keywords: Fracture energy FRP (fibre reinforced polymers) Energy release is not amenable to finite-element analysis; fracture mechanics, based on a global energy balance, offers a better

  16. MUSIC-TYPE ALGORITHM FOR EDDY-CURRENT NONDESTRUC-TIVE EVALUATION OF SMALL DEFECTS IN METAL PLATES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MUSIC-TYPE ALGORITHM FOR EDDY-CURRENT NONDESTRUC- TIVE EVALUATION OF SMALL DEFECTS IN METAL PLATES Eddy-Current nondestructive evaluation of metal plates is of interest in a wide range of applications in the lower frequency band (kHz) for eddy-current testing, to retrieve small void defects inside a conducting

  17. Experimental investigations of flat plate heat pipes with screen meshes or grooves covered with screen meshes as

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Experimental investigations of flat plate heat pipes with screen meshes or grooves covered: frederic.lefevre@insa-lyon.fr) Abstract Experimental investigations of two different flat plate heat pipes FPHP and screen mesh covered grooves for the second FPHP. The heat pipes, filled with methanol, were

  18. India-Asia collision and the Cenozoic slowdown of the Indian plate: Implications for the forces driving

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    Avouac, Jean-Philippe

    India-Asia collision and the Cenozoic slowdown of the Indian plate: Implications for the forces; revised 12 August 2009; accepted 25 September 2009; published 17 March 2010. [1] The plate motion of India changed dramatically between 50 and 35 Ma, with the rate of convergence between India and Asia dropping

  19. Identities for the fundamental solution of thin plate bending problems and the nonuniqueness of the hypersingular BIE solution

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    Liu, Yijun

    for the fundamental solution of thin plate bending problems are presented in this paper. These identities canIdentities for the fundamental solution of thin plate bending problems and the nonuniqueness bending Boundary integral equation Boundary element method a b s t r a c t Four integral identities

  20. Wet-sand impulse loading of metallic plates and corrugated core sandwich panels J.J. Rimoli a

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    Wadley, Haydn

    Wet-sand impulse loading of metallic plates and corrugated core sandwich panels J.J. Rimoli a , B the mechanical response of edge-clamped sandwich panels subject to the impact of explosively driven wet sand of wet sand placed at different standoff distances. Monolithic plates of the same alloy and mass per unit

  1. Design, fabrication and vapor characterization of a microfabricated exural plate resonator sensor and application to integrated sensor arrays

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    Cunningham, Brian

    reserved. Keywords: Gas sensors; Flexural plate waves; MEMS resonators; Sensor arrays 1. IntroductionDesign, fabrication and vapor characterization of a microfabricated ¯exural plate resonator sensor and application to integrated sensor arrays Brian Cunninghama,* , Marc Weinberga , Jane Peppera,1 , Chris Clappa

  2. Constraints on crustal and mantle structure of the oceanic plate south of Iceland from ocean bottom recorded Rayleigh waves

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    Tilmann, Frederik

    Constraints on crustal and mantle structure of the oceanic plate south of Iceland from ocean bottom- drophones in the North Atlantic south of Iceland. During the deployment period we recorded clear Rayleigh curve is sensitive to the structure just south of Iceland (average plate age 33 Myr). Both dispersion

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

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    Sherman, Marcell

    1993-01-01

    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...

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

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    Virginia Tech

    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

  5. Experimental Evaluation of Beam to Diamond Box Column Connection with Through Plate in Moment Frames

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    Keshavarzi, Farhad; Torabian, Shahabeddin; Imanpour, Ali; Mirghaderi, Rasoul

    2008-07-08

    Moment resisting frames with built up section have very enhanced features due to high bending stiffness and strength characteristics in two principal axes and access to column faces for beam to column easy connections. But due to proper transfer of beam stresses to column faces there were always some specific controvertibly issues that how to make the load transfer through and in plane manner in order to mobilize the forces in column faces. Using diamond column instead of box column provide possibility to mobilize the load transfer mechanism in column faces. This section as a column has considerable benefit such as high plastic to elastic section modulus ratio which is an effective factor for force controlled components. Typical connection has no chance to be applied with diamond column.This paper elucidates the seismic behavior of through-plates moment connections to diamond box columns for use in steel moment resisting frames. This connection has a lot of economical benefits such as no need to horizontal continuity plates and satisfying the weak beam--strong column criteria in the connection region. They might serve as panel zone plates as well. According to high shear demand in panel zone of beam to column joint one should use the doublers plates in order to decrease the shear strength demand in this sensitive part of structure but these plates have no possibility to mobilize the load transfer mechanism in column web and transfer them to column flanges. In this type of connection, column faces have effective role in order to decrease the demands on through plate and they are impressive factors for improving the performance of the connection.Experimental analysis was conducted to elucidate the seismic behavior of this connection. The results of Experimental analysis established the effectiveness of the through plate in mitigating local stress concentrations and forming the plastic hinge zone in the beam away from the beam to column interface. The moment-rotation graphs form sub-assemblage show a desirable seismic performance of this connection.

  6. A Survey for Faint Stars of Large Proper Motion Using Extra Poss II Plates

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    David G. Monet; Matthew D. Fisher; James Liebert; Blaise Canzian; Hugh C. Harris; I. Neill Reid

    2000-06-01

    We have conducted a search for new stars of high proper motion ($\\geq$0.4 arcsec yr$^{-1}$) using POSS II fields for which an extra IIIaF (red) plate of good quality exists, along with useable IIIaJ (blue) and IV-N (infrared) plates taken at epochs differing by a minimum of 1.5 years. Thirty-five fields at Galactic latitudes $|b| \\geq$ 20$^o$ were measured, covering some 1378 deg$^2$, or 3.3% of the sky. Searches with three plate combinations as well as all four plates were also made. Seven new stars were found with $\\mu \\geq$0.5 arcsec yr$^{-1}$, which were therefore missed in the Luyten Half Second (LHS) Catalog. One of these is a common proper motion binary consisting of two subdwarf M stars; another is a cool white dwarf with probable halo kinematics. As a test of our completeness -- and of our ability to test that of Luyten -- 216 of 230 catalogued high proper motion stars were recovered by the software, or 94%. Reasons for incompleteness of the LHS are discussed, such as the simple fact that POSS II plates have deeper limiting magnitudes and greater overlap than did POSS I. Nonetheless, our results suggest that the LHS is closer to 90% complete than recent estimates in the literature (e.g 60%), and we propose a reason to account for one such lower estimate. The conclusion that the LHS Catalog is more complete has implications for the nature of the halo dark matter. In particular it strengthens the constraint on the local density of halo stars, especially white dwarfs at M$_V\\sim$17-18.

  7. Pre-Oxidized and Nitrided Stainless Steel Foil for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates: Part 2- Single-Cell Fuel Cell Evaluation of Stamped Plates

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    Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Brady, Michael P [ORNL; Tortorelli, Peter F [ORNL; Pihl, Josh A [ORNL; EstevezGenCell, Francisco [GenCell Corp; Connors, Dan [GenCell Corp; Garzon, Fernando [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Gervasio, Don [Arizona State University; Kosaraju, S.H. [Arizona State University

    2010-01-01

    Thermal (gas) nitridation of stainless steel alloys can yield low interfacial contact resistance (ICR), electrically conductive and corrosion-resistant nitride containing surface layers (Cr{sub 2}N, CrN, TiN, V{sub 2}N, VN, etc.) of interest for fuel cells, batteries, and sensors. This paper presents results of proton exchange membrane (PEM) single-cell fuel cell studies of stamped and pre-oxidized/nitrided developmental Fe-20Cr-4V weight percent (wt.%) and commercial type 2205 stainless steel alloy foils. The single-cell fuel cell behavior of the stamped and pre-oxidized/nitrided material was compared to as-stamped (no surface treatment) 904L, 2205, and Fe-20Cr-4V stainless steel alloy foils and machined graphite of similar flow field design. The best fuel cell behavior among the alloys was exhibited by the pre-oxidized/nitrided Fe-20Cr-4V, which exhibited {approx}5-20% better peak power output than untreated Fe-20Cr-4V, 2205, and 904L metal stampings. Durability was assessed for pre-oxidized/nitrided Fe-20Cr-4V, 904L metal, and graphite plates by 1000+ h of cyclic single-cell fuel cell testing. All three materials showed good durability with no significant degradation in cell power output. Post-test analysis indicated no metal ion contamination of the membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) occurred with the pre-oxidized and nitrided Fe-20Cr-4V or graphite plates, and only a minor amount of contamination with the 904L plates.

  8. Proceedings of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Project Research Forum on the design of flat-plate photovoltaic arrays for central stations

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    1983-01-01

    The Flat-Plate Solar Array Project, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, has focused on advancing technologies relevant to the design and construction of megawatt-level central-station systems. Photovoltaic modules and arrays for flat-plate central-station or other large-scale electric power production facilities require the establishment of a technical base that resolves design issues and results in practical and cost-effective configurations. The Central Station Research Forum addressed design, qualification and maintenance issues related to central-station arrays derived from the engineering and operating experiences of early applications and parallel laboratory research activities. Technical issues were examined from the viewpoint of the utility engineer, architect-engineer and laboratory researcher. The forum included presentations on optimum source-circuit designs, module insulation design for high system voltages, array safety, structural interface design, measurements and array operation and maintenance. The Research Forum focused on current capabilities as well as design difficulties requiring additional technological thrusts and/or continued research emphasis. Session topic summaries highlighting major points during group discussions, identifying promising technical approaches or areas of future research, are presented.

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

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

    2006-03-07

    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.

  10. 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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    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    Locating License Vehicle Plates in Enhanced Binary Images R. C. P. MARQUES, C. M. LAPRANO, J. L to localize Brazilian license plates in digital images based on the maximum correlation between an enhanced control, license plates localization and reading and so on are spread over the world. Comelli et al. in [1

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

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    Marchetti, George A. (Western Springs, IL)

    2003-01-03

    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.

  12. Acoustic wave device using plate modes with surface-parallel displacement

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    Martin, S.J.; Ricco, A.J.

    1988-04-29

    Solid-state acoustic sensors for monitoring conditions at a surface immersed in a liquid and for monitoring concentrations of species in a liquid and for monitoring electrical properties of a liquid are formed by placing interdigital input and output transducers on a piezoelectric substrate and propagating acoustic plate modes therebetween. The deposition or removal of material on or from, respectively, a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the mechanical properties of a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the electrical characteristics of the solution, create perturbations in the velocity and attenuation of the acoustic plate modes as a function of these properties or changes in them. 6 figs.

  13. Acoustic wave device using plate modes with surface-parallel displacement

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    Martin, Stephen J. (Albuquerque, NM); Ricco, Antonio J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1992-01-01

    Solid-state acoustic sensors for monitoring conditions at a surface immersed in a liquid and for monitoring concentrations of species in a liquid and for monitoring electrical properties of a liquid are formed by placing interdigital input and output transducers on a piezoelectric substrate and propagating acoustic plate modes therebetween. The deposition or removal of material on or from, respectively, a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the mechanical properties of a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the electrical characteristics of the solution, create perturbations in the velocity and attenuation of the acoustic plate modes as a function of these properties or changes in them.

  14. Synchronized molecular-dynamics simulation for the thermal lubrication of a polymeric liquid between parallel plates

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    Yasuda, Shugo

    2015-01-01

    The Synchronized Molecular-Dynamics simulation which was recently proposed by authors [Phys. Rev. X {\\bf 4}, 041011 (2014)] is applied to the analysis of polymer lubrication between parallel plates. The rheological properties, conformational change of polymer chains, and temperature rise due to the viscous heating are investigated with changing the values of thermal conductivity of the polymeric liquid. It is found that at a small applied shear stress on the plate, the temperature of polymeric liquid only slightly increases in inverse proportion to the thermal conductivity and the apparent viscosity of polymeric liquid is not much affected by changing the thermal conductivity. However, at a large shear stress, the transitional behaviors of the polymeric liquid occur due to the interplay of the shear deformation and viscous heating by changing the thermal conductivity. This transition is characterized by the Nahme-Griffith number $Na$ which is defined as the ratio of the viscous heating to the thermal conducti...

  15. Broadband asymmetric acoustic transmission by a plate with quasi-periodic surface ridges

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    Li, Chunhui; Ke, Manzhu Ye, Yangtao; Xu, Shengjun; Qiu, Chunyin; Liu, Zhengyou

    2014-07-14

    In this paper, an acoustic system with broadband asymmetric transmission is designed and fabricated, which consists of a water-immersed aluminum plate engraved with quasi-periodically-patterned ridges on single surface. It demonstrates that when the acoustic waves are launched into the system from the structured side, they can couple into the Lamb modes in the plate efficiently and attain a high transmission; on the contrary, when the waves are incident from the opposite flat side, the coupling is weak, and the transmission is low. Superior to systems with periodic patterning, this quasi-periodically-patterned system has a broad working frequency range due to the collective contributions from the multiple diffractions specific to the structure.

  16. Control design and robustness analysis of a ball and plate system by using polynomial chaos

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    Colón, Diego; Balthazar, José M.; Reis, Célia A. dos; Bueno, Átila M.; Diniz, Ivando S.; Rosa, Suelia de S. R. F.

    2014-12-10

    In this paper, we present a mathematical model of a ball and plate system, a control law and analyze its robustness properties by using the polynomial chaos method. The ball rolls without slipping. There is an auxiliary robot vision system that determines the bodies' positions and velocities, and is used for control purposes. The actuators are to orthogonal DC motors, that changes the plate's angles with the ground. The model is a extension of the ball and beam system and is highly nonlinear. The system is decoupled in two independent equations for coordinates x and y. Finally, the resulting nonlinear closed loop systems are analyzed by the polynomial chaos methodology, which considers that some system parameters are random variables, and generates statistical data that can be used in the robustness analysis.

  17. Acoustic wave device using plate modes with surface-parallel displacement

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    Martin, S.J.; Ricco, A.J.

    1992-05-26

    Solid-state acoustic sensors for monitoring conditions at a surface immersed in a liquid and for monitoring concentrations of species in a liquid and for monitoring electrical properties of a liquid are formed by placing interdigital input and output transducers on a piezoelectric substrate and propagating acoustic plate modes there between. The deposition or removal of material on or from, respectively, a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the mechanical properties of a thin film in contact with the surface, or changes in the electrical characteristics of the solution, create perturbations in the velocity and attenuation of the acoustic plate modes as a function of these properties or changes in them. 6 figs.

  18. Homogenization of a thin plate reinforced with periodic families of rigid rods

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    Nazarov, Sergei A; Sweers, Guido H; Slutskij, Andrey S

    2011-08-31

    The asymptotics of the solution to the elastic bending problem for a thin plate reinforced with several periodic families of closely spaced but disjoint rods are constructed and justified, the result of homogenization being substantially different from the case when the rods are welded together into a single periodic mesh. The material in the rods is assumed to be appreciably more rigid than that in the plate. An averaged fourth-order differential operator is obtained from summing the nonelliptic operators generated by each of the families of the rods. This operator is shown to be elliptic if and only if the rods from at least two families are nonparallel. As a simplified example, the paper examines a similar stationary heat conduction problem. Bibliography: 24 titles.

  19. Continious production of exfoliated graphite composite compositions and flow field plates

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

    2010-07-20

    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.

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

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    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)

    1996-01-01

    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.

  1. Method and apparatus for acoustic plate mode liquid-solid phase transition detection

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    Blair, Dianna S. (Albuquerque, NM); Freye, Gregory C. (Cedar Crest, NM); Hughes, Robert C. (Albuquerque, NM); Martin, Stephen J. (Albuquerque, NM); Ricco, Antonio J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1993-01-01

    A method and apparatus for sensing a liquid-solid phase transition event is provided which comprises an acoustic plate mode detecting element placed in contact with a liquid or solid material which generates a high-frequency acoustic wave that is attenuated to an extent based on the physical state of the material is contact with the detecting element. The attenuation caused by the material in contact with the acoustic plate mode detecting element is used to determine the physical state of the material being detected. The method and device are particularly suited for detecting conditions such as the icing and deicing of wings of an aircraft. In another aspect of the present invention, a method is provided wherein the adhesion of a solid material to the detecting element can be measured using the apparatus of the invention.

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

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    Carangelo, R.M.; Dettori, M.D.; Grigely, L.J.; Murray, T.C.; Solomon, P.R.; Dine, C.P. Van; Wright, D.D.

    1996-01-23

    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. 15 figs.

  3. The potential pyrophoricity of BMI-SPEC and aluminum plate spent fuels retrieved from underwater storage

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    Ebner, M.A.

    1996-08-01

    Physical/chemical factors in U metal and hydride combustion, particularly pyrophoricity in ambient environment, were evaluated for BMI-SPEC and UAl{sub x} plate fuels. Some metal fuels may be highly reactive (spontaneously igniting in air) due to high specific surface area, high decay heat, or a high U hydride content from corrosion during underwater storage. However, for the BMI-SPEC and the aluminum plate fuels, this reactivity is too low to present a realistic threat of uncontrolled spontaneous combustion at ambient conditions. While residual U hydride is expected in these corroded fuels, the hydride levels are expected to be too low and the configuration too unfavorable to ignite the fuel meat when the fuels are retrieved from the basin and dried. Furthermore the composition and microstructure of the UAl{sub x} fuels further mitigate that risk.

  4. Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

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    Besmann, Theodore M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Burchell, Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2001-01-01

    A combination bipolar plate/diffuser fuel cell component includes an electrically conducting solid material having: a porous region having a porous surface; and a hermetic region, the hermetic region defining at least a portion of at least one coolant channel, the porous region defining at least a portion of at least one reactant channel, the porous region defining a flow field medium for diffusing the reactant to the porous surface.

  5. Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

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    Besmann, Theodore M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Burchell, Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2000-01-01

    A combination bipolar plate/diffuser fuel cell component includes an electrically conducting solid material having: a porous region having a porous surface; and a hermetic region, the hermetic region defining at least a portion of at least one coolant channel, the porous region defining at least a portion of at least one reactant channel, the porous region defining a flow field medium for diffusing the reactant to the porous surface.

  6. Determination of bypass currents in bipolar plate cells using finite elements 

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    Holmes, Joseph Wayne

    1984-01-01

    . This is usually a valid assumption at very low current densities. Any or all of these boundary conditions can be used in a single problem to mathematically model the physical reality of the system. Since each type of boundary condition imposes certain... collocation to solve a current distribution problem. Their system was a parallel plate cell. The model accounted for geometry, mass transfer effects, and nonlinear electrode kinetics. One of the most commonly used techniques in solution of current...

  7. The inclusion of damage effects in an incremental finite element analysis of composite plates 

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    Kilpatrick, Mark Christopher

    1984-01-01

    , boron, carbon, graphite) supported in polymeric matrices and later ln light weight metal matrices. (mme- diatelyo the analysis of fiber composites began. Analyses of Fiber composites are approached from the micro- or macro-mechanics view- point... for ihe degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1984 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE INCLUSION OF DAMAGE EFFECTS IN AN INCREMENTAL FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITE PLATES A Thesis by MARK CHRISTOPHER KILPATRICK Approved as to style...

  8. Direct tests of micro channel plates as the active element of a new shower maximum detector

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    Ronzhin, A.; Los, S.; Ramberg, E.; Apresyan, A.; Xie, S.; Spiropulu, M.; Kim, H.

    2015-05-22

    We continue the study of micro channel plates (MCP) as the active element of a shower maximum (SM) detector. We present below test beam results obtained with MCPs detecting directly secondary particles of an electromagnetic shower. The MCP efficiency to shower particles is close to 100%. In conclusion, the time resolution obtained for this new type of the SM detector is at the level of 40 ps.

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

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    1983-11-15

    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.

  10. Annual collectible energy of a two-axis tracking flat-plate solar collector

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    Attalage, R.A.; Reddy, T.A. )

    1992-01-01

    A correlation for annual collectible energy of a two-axis tracking flat-plate solar collector has been developed using simulated results based on typical meteorological year (TMY) data for 26 US locations. A preliminary validation of this correlation has been carried out with data from four Australian locations. With the advent of increasing interest in photovoltaic systems, there are a number of advantages of using a two-axis flat-plate collector. Since the tracking system is generally much cheaper than the collector panel, such a mode permits the incident solar radiation to be collected more efficiently. Incidence angle effects are minimized and, moreover, contrary to concentrating collectors, such a mode enables both the diffuse and beam components of solar radiation to be collected. In tropical locations where the diffuse fraction is generally high, this may be a great advantage. The objective of this study was to develop a correlation for the annual collectible energy of a two-axis tracking flat-plate collector.

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

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    Danyluk, Mike; Dhingra, Anoop

    2011-01-15

    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.

  12. Efficient gas sensitivity in mixed bismuth ferrite micro (cubes) and nano (plates) structures

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    Waghmare, Shivaji D.; Jadhav, Vijaykumar V.; Gore, Shaym K.; Yoon, Seog-Joon; Ambade, Swapnil B.; Lokhande, B.J.; Mane, Rajaram S.; Han, Sung-Hwan

    2012-12-15

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Micro (cubes) structure embedded in nano (plates) of bismuth ferrite was prepared by a chemical method. ? These structures were characterized by XRD and SEM. ? LPG, CO{sub 2} and NH{sub 4} gases were exposed. ? Properties related to gas sensors were measured and reported. -- Abstract: Mixed micro (cubes) and nano (plates) structures of bismuth ferrite (BFO) have been synthesized by a simple and cost-effective wet-chemical method. Structural, morphological and phase confirmation characteristics are measured using X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis techniques. The digital FE-SEM photo-images of BFO sample confirmed an incubation of discrete micro-cubes into thin and regularly placed large number of nano-plates. The bismuth ferrite, with mixed structures, films show considerable performance when used in liquefied petroleum (LPG), carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and ammonium (NH{sub 3}) gas sensors application. Different chemical entities in LPG have made it more efficient with higher sensitivity, recovery and response times compared to CO{sub 2} and NH{sub 3} gases. Furthermore, effect of palladium surface treatment on the gas sensitivity and the charge transfer resistances of BFO mixed structures is investigated and reported.

  13. Fracture initiation by local brittle zones in weldments of quenched and tempered structural alloy steel plate

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    Kenney, K.L.; Reuter, W.G.; Reemsnyder, H.S.; Matlock, D.K.

    1997-12-31

    The heat-affected zone (HAZ) embrittlement of an API 2Y Grade 50T quenched and tempered offshore structural steel plate, welded by the submerged-arc process at a heat input of 4.5 kJ/mm, was investigated from the viewpoint of identifying the local brittle zone (LBZ) microstructure and the metallurgical factors associated with its formation. Microstructural and fractographic analysis showed the LBZ microstructure to be dual phase martensite-austenite (M-A) constituent. The formation of M-A constituent was found to be related to microstructural banding of the hot-rolled base plate. When the banded base plate was welded, M-A constituent formed only within the band microstructure which penetrated the intercritically-reheated coarse-grain HAZ (IRCGHAZ). The chemistry of the band microstructure in conjunction with the thermal cycle of the IRCGHAZ provided the critical conditions for the formation of M-A constituent in the API 2Y Grade 50T steel investigated. The influence of local brittle zones (i.e., M-A constituent) on the HAZ fracture toughness was evaluated by means of Crack-Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) tests. These tests showed the steel to suffer embrittlement when the fatigue precrack sampled an intercritically-reheated coarse-grain HAZ which contained M-A constituent, confirming that M-A constituent is the major microstructural factor controlling the HAZ toughness of this particular steel.

  14. Laser-launched flyer plate and confined laser ablation for shock wave loading: Validation and applications

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    Paisley, Dennis L.; Luo Shengnian; Greenfield, Scott R.; Koskelo, Aaron C.

    2008-02-15

    We present validation and some applications of two laser-driven shock wave loading techniques: laser-launched flyer plate and confined laser ablation. We characterize the flyer plate during flight and the dynamically loaded target with temporally and spatially resolved diagnostics. With transient imaging displacement interferometry, we demonstrate that the planarity (bow and tilt) of the loading induced by a spatially shaped laser pulse is within 2-7 mrad (with an average of 4{+-}1 mrad), similar to that in conventional techniques including gas gun loading. Plasma heating of target is negligible, in particular, when a plasma shield is adopted. For flyer plate loading, supported shock waves can be achieved. Temporal shaping of the drive pulse in confined laser ablation allows for flexible loading, e.g., quasi-isentropic, Taylor-wave, and off-Hugoniot loading. These techniques can be utilized to investigate such dynamic responses of materials as Hugoniot elastic limit, plasticity, spall, shock roughness, equation of state, phase transition, and metallurgical characteristics of shock-recovered samples.

  15. Dynamic pull-in of parallel plate and torsional electrostatic MEMS actuators.

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    Nielson, Gregory N.; Barbastathis, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    2005-02-01

    An analysis of the dynamic characteristics of pull-in for parallel-plate and torsional electrostatic actuators is presented. Traditionally, the analysis for pull-in has been done using quasi-static assumptions. However, it was recently shown experimentally that a step input can cause a decrease in the voltage required for pull-in to occur. We propose an energy-based solution for the step voltage required for pull-in that predicts the experimentally observed decrease in the pull-in voltage. We then use similar energy techniques to explore pull-in due to an actuation signal that is modulated depending on the sign of the velocity of the plate (i.e., modulated at the instantaneous mechanical resonant frequency). For this type of actuation signal, significant reductions in the pull-in voltage can theoretically be achieved without changing the stiffness of the structure. This analysis is significant to both parallel-plate and torsional electrostatic microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching structures where a reduced operating voltage without sacrificing stiffness is desired, as well as electrostatic MEMS oscillators where pull-in due to dynamic effects needs to be avoided.

  16. Neuron, Vol. 24, 127141, September, 1999, Copyright 1999 by Cell Press BMPs as Mediators of Roof Plate Repulsion

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    Butler, Samantha

    Neuron, Vol. 24, 127­141, September, 1999, Copyright ©1999 by Cell Press BMPs as Mediators of Roof., 1997). that the roof plate (RP) expresses a diffusible activity One source of FP-independent guidance

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

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    Watson, James Christopher

    1995-01-01

    generating surfaces was accomplished by laminar mixed convection, in which forced and free convection effects were considered, and conjugate conduction through the plate. The forced flow at the channel inlet was assumed to be that of an upward flowing...

  18. An exact solution for the history-dependent material and delamination behavior of laminated plates subjected to cylindrical bending

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    Williams, Todd O

    2009-01-01

    The exact solution for the history-dependent behavior of laminated plates subjected to cylindrical bending is presented. The solution represents the extension of Pagano's solution to consider arbitrary types of constitutive behaviors for the individual lamina as well as arbitrary types of cohesive zones models for delamination behavior. Examples of the possible types of material behavior are plasticity, viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, and damaging. Examples of possible CZMs that can be considered are linear, nonlinear hardening, as well as nonlinear with softening. The resulting solution is intended as a benchmark solution for considering the predictive capabilities of different plate theories. Initial results are presented for several types of history-dependent material behaviors. It is shown that the plate response in the presence of history-dependent behaviors can differ dramatically from the elastic response. These results have strong implications for what constitutes an appropriate plate theory for modeling such behaviors.

  19. Freezing / Thawing mammalian cells (AG/2-96) 1. Grow cells to confluency in 100 mm plates.

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    Ghosh, Anirvan

    Freezing / Thawing mammalian cells (AG/2-96) Freezing: 1. Grow cells to confluency in 100 mm plates ml per vial), seal, place between styrofoam tube holders, and freeze at -70 C. 7. Transfer tubes

  20. Brazing open cell reticulated copper foam to stainless steel tubing with vacuum furnace brazed gold/indium alloy plating

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    Howard, Stanley R. (Windsor, SC); Korinko, Paul S. (Aiken, SC)

    2008-05-27

    A method of fabricating a heat exchanger includes brush electroplating plated layers for a brazing alloy onto a stainless steel tube in thin layers, over a nickel strike having a 1.3 .mu.m thickness. The resultant Au-18 In composition may be applied as a first layer of indium, 1.47 .mu.m thick, and a second layer of gold, 2.54 .mu.m thick. The order of plating helps control brazing erosion. Excessive amounts of brazing material are avoided by controlling the electroplating process. The reticulated copper foam rings are interference fit to the stainless steel tube, and in contact with the plated layers. The copper foam rings, the plated layers for brazing alloy, and the stainless steel tube are heated and cooled in a vacuum furnace at controlled rates, forming a bond of the copper foam rings to the stainless steel tube that improves heat transfer between the tube and the copper foam.

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

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    Wright, Lance Cole

    1996-01-01

    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 subsonic wind tunnel facility. The local heat transfer coefficient ...

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

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    Hasan, Atiya

    2007-01-01

    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. ...

  3. Effect of unsteady wake passing frequency on boundary layer transition on the concave surface of a curved plate 

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    Read, Robert Kevin

    1997-01-01

    The unsteady boundary layer behavior on the concave surface of a curved plate is investigated. Detailed experimental investigations are carried out to study the effect of unsteady wakes on the boundary layer transition under varying wake passing...

  4. Experimental study of transient pool boiling heat transfer under exponential power excursion on plate-type heater

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    Su, Guanyu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2015-01-01

    Conduction and single-phase convective heat transfer are well understood phenomena: analytical models [1] and empirical correlations [2] allow capturing the thermal behavior of plate-type fuels or heaters in contact with ...

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

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    Lo, Tzu-Wei

    2005-11-01

    -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...

  6. Fatigue analysis of stringer to floor beam connections in through plate girder and through truss railroad bridges 

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    Evans, Leslie Virginia

    1999-01-01

    The objective of this thesis is to determine fatigue stresses in the stringer to floor beam connections of through plate girder (TPG) and through truss (TT) bridges in order to predict failure. Field observations by the Association of American...

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

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    Fulbright, Joseph Lloyd

    1958-01-01

    , and Z-Axes. . 12 5. Isoclinics of diametral slice for 1 inch plate, 13 Isoclinics of sub-slice 5 for 1 inch plate . . 13 7 ~ 8. 9 ~ Surface stresses acting on a differential element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ . . l~ Curves... Corning DC-7 was used as a release agent on all molds. ~urin Immediately after they were filled with Epon 828, all molds were placed in the photographic darkroom which was at a temperature of 68 F. Molds were removed from the darkroom after seven...

  8. Thin-film flat-plate solar collectors for low-cost manufacture and installation

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    Andrews, J.W.; Wilhelm, W.G.

    1980-03-01

    A flat-plate solar energy collector design using thin-film plastics in both the absorber and glazing is described. The design approach proceeded in two steps. First, cost constraints on solar collectors were determined using reasonable economic projections. Second, engineering was applied only to those ideas which had hope of falling within those cost boundaries. The use of thin-film plastics appeared most attractive according to these criteria. The nature of the marketing and distribution network can be expected to have a strong impact on the final installed cost of the collector; the proposed design has characteristics which could make possible a reduced price markup.

  9. Fatigue fracture of thin plates under tensile and transverse shear stresses

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    Viz, M.J.; Zehnder, A.T.; Bamford, J.D.

    1995-12-31

    Crack growth in thin sheets loaded under tension and transverse shear is studied experimentally and the mechanics of such problems are reviewed. A small scale yielding approach is adopted that describes the crack tip fields using a combination if Kirchhoff plate theory and plane stress elasticity. Techniques for calculating the relevant stress intensity factors are presented and validated with results from six test cases. Fatigue crack growth rates are measured using a double-edge notch test specimen configuration loaded in tension and torsion. A geometrically nonlinear finite element computation is used to determine the stress intensity factors as functions of axial load, torque, and crack length.

  10. Ductile fracture toughness of modified A 302 grade B plate materials. Volume 2

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

    1997-02-01

    The objective of this work was to develop ductile fracture toughness data in the form of J-R curves for modified A 302 grade B plate materials typical of those used in fabricating reactor pressure vessels. A previous experimental study at Materials Engineering Associates (MEA) on one particular heat of A 302 grade B plate showed decreasing J-R curves with increased specimen thickness. This characteristic has not been observed in numerous tests made on the more recent production materials of A 533 grade B and A 508 class 2 pressure vessel steels. It was unknown if the departure from norm for the MEA material was a generic characteristic for all heats of A 302 grade B steels or just unique to that one particular plate. Seven heats of modified A 302 grade B steel and one heat of vintage A 533 grade B steel were provided to this project by the General Electric Company of San Jose, California. All plates 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 550{degrees}F (288{degrees}C). 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, IT, 2T, and 4T). None of the seven heats of modified A 302 grade 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 550{degrees}F (82 to 288{degrees}C) produced the usual loss in J-R curve fracture toughness. Generic J-R curves and mathematical curve fits to the same were generated to represent each heat of material. This volume is a compilation of all data developed.

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

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    Bense, Ronald

    1989-01-01

    with a through hole Subjected to uniaxial tension (s?and r, ~ are at the free edge and r, ?~ is at y' = 0. 128" ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Interlaminar normal stress along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading with a, through hole... as given by Jonesj14], and consists of a difi'erent type of graphite/epoxy material than i;he plate. The applied loads have a, magnitude of 10, 000 psi and are uniaxial tension. uniform biaxial tension, and shear. A summary of these cases is shown...

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

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2010-01-01

    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...

  13. Synchronized molecular-dynamics simulation for the thermal lubrication of a polymeric liquid between parallel plates

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    Shugo Yasuda; Ryoichi Yamamoto

    2015-03-25

    The Synchronized Molecular-Dynamics simulation which was recently proposed by authors [Phys. Rev. X {\\bf 4}, 041011 (2014)] is applied to the analysis of polymer lubrication between parallel plates. The rheological properties, conformational change of polymer chains, and temperature rise due to the viscous heating are investigated with changing the values of thermal conductivity of the polymeric liquid. It is found that at a small applied shear stress on the plate, the temperature of polymeric liquid only slightly increases in inverse proportion to the thermal conductivity and the apparent viscosity of polymeric liquid is not much affected by changing the thermal conductivity. However, at a large shear stress, the transitional behaviors of the polymeric liquid occur due to the interplay of the shear deformation and viscous heating by changing the thermal conductivity. This transition is characterized by the Nahme-Griffith number $Na$ which is defined as the ratio of the viscous heating to the thermal conduction at a characteristic temperature. When the Nahme-Griffith number exceeds the unity, the temperature of polymeric liquid increases rapidly and the apparent viscosity also exponentially decreases as the thermal conductivity decreases. The conformation of polymer chains is stretched and aligned by the shear flow for $Na1$.

  14. Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of High-Aspect Ratio Nuclear Fuel Plates Using COMSOL

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    Curtis, Franklin G [ORNL] [ORNL; Ekici, Kivanc [ORNL] [ORNL; Freels, James D [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    The High Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Lab is in the research stage of converting its fuel from high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. Due to different physical properties of the new fuel and changes to the internal fuel plate design, the current safety basis must be re-evaluated through rigorous computational analyses. One of the areas being explored is the fluid-structure interaction phenomenon due to the interaction of thin fuel plates (50 mils thickness) and the cooling fluid (water). Detailed computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction simulations have only recently become feasible due to improved numerical algorithms and advancements in computing technology. For many reasons including the already built-in fluid-structure interaction module, COMSOL has been chosen for this complex problem. COMSOL's ability to solve multiphysics problems using a fully-coupled and implicit solution algorithm is crucial in obtaining a stable and accurate solution. Our initial findings show that COMSOL can accurately model such problems due to its ability to closely couple the fluid dynamics and the structural dynamics problems.

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

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

    2014-04-08

    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.

  16. Sub-Seafloor Carbon Dioxide Storage Potential on the Juan de Fuca Plate, Western North America

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    Jerry Fairley; Robert Podgorney

    2012-11-01

    The Juan de Fuca plate, off the western coast of North America, has been suggested as a site for geological sequestration of waste carbon dioxide because of its many attractive characteristics (high permeability, large storage capacity, reactive rock types). Here we model CO2 injection into fractured basalts comprising the upper several hundred meters of the sub-seafloor basalt reservoir, overlain with low-permeability sediments and a large saline water column, to examine the feasibility of this reservoir for CO2 storage. Our simulations indicate that the sub-seafloor basalts of the Juan de Fuca plate may be an excellent CO2 storage candidate, as multiple trapping mechanisms (hydrodynamic, density inversions, and mineralization) act to keep the CO2 isolated from terrestrial environments. Questions remain about the lateral extent and connectivity of the high permeability basalts; however, the lack of wells or boreholes and thick sediment cover maximize storage potential while minimizing potential leakage pathways. Although promising, more study is needed to determine the economic viability of this option.

  17. Astrometry of Pluto from 1930-1951 observations: The Lampland plate collection

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    Buie, Marc W.; Folkner, William M. E-mail: william.m.folkner@jpl.nasa.gov

    2015-01-01

    We present a new analysis of 843 photographic plates of Pluto taken by Carl Lampland at Lowell Observatory from 1930–1951. This large collection of plates contains useful astrometric information that improves our knowledge of Pluto's orbit. This improvement provides critical support to the impending flyby of Pluto by New Horizons. New Horizons can do inbound navigation of the system to improve its targeting. This navigation is capable of nearly eliminating the sky-plane errors but can do little to constrain the time of closest approach. Thus the focus on this work was to better determine Pluto's heliocentric distance and to determine the uncertainty on that distance with a particular eye to eliminating systematic errors that might have been previously unrecognized. This work adds 596 new astrometric measurements based on the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog 4. With the addition of these data the uncertainty of the estimated heliocentric position of Pluto in Developmental Ephemerides 432 (DE432) is at the level of 1000 km. This new analysis gives us more confidence that these estimations are accurate and are sufficient to support a successful flyby of Pluto by New Horizons.

  18. Convective heat transfer with buoyancy effects from thermal sources on a flat plate

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    Tewari, S.S.; Jaluria, Y. )

    1991-06-01

    An experimental study is carried out on the thermal interaction between two finite-size heat sources, located on a flat plate that is well insulated on the back. Both the horizontal and the vertical orientations of the surface are studied by measuring the flow velocities, the temperature field, and the local heat flux. The investigation is directed at the pure natural convection circumstance (no forced flow velocity) and the buoyancy-dominated mixed-convection circumstance (presence of a relatively small forced flow velocity). Large temperature gradients occur in the vicinity of the heat sources, resulting in a substantial diffusion of heat along the plate length. However, the effect of conduction is found to be highly localized. The orientation of the surface has a very strong effect on the interaction of the wakes from the heat sources for the circumstances considered. An upstream source is found to have a very strong influence on the temperature of a downstream source in the vertical surface orientation but has a much weaker influence in the horizontal orientation. In the latter circumstance the presence of a small forced flow velocity may actually increase the temperature of a downstream source by tilting the wake from the upstream source toward the downstream source. 25 refs.

  19. A pulsed eddy current probe for inspection of support plates from within Alloy-800 steam generator tubes

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    Krause, T. W.; Babbar, V. K.; Underhill, P. R. [Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON (Canada)

    2014-02-18

    Support plate degradation and fouling in nuclear steam generators (SGs) can lead to SG tube corrosion and loss of efficiency. Inspection and monitoring of these conditions can be integrated with preventive maintenance programs, thereby advancing station-life management processes. A prototype pulsed eddy current (PEC) probe, targeting inspection issues associated with SG tubes in SS410 tube support plate structures, has been developed using commercial finite element (FE) software. FE modeling was used to identify appropriate driver and pickup coil configurations for optimum sensitivity to changes in gap and offset for Alloy-800 SG tubes passing through 25 mm thick SS410 support plates. Experimental measurements using a probe that was manufactured based on the modeled configuration, were used to confirm the sensitivity of differential PEC signals to changes in relative position of the tube within the tube support plate holes. Models investigated the effect of shift and tilt of tube with respect to hole centers. Near hole centers and for small shifts, modeled signal amplitudes from the differentially connected coil pairs were observed to change linearly with tube shift. This was in agreement with experimentally measured TEC coil response. The work paves the way for development of a system targeting the inspection and evaluation of support plate structures in steam generators.

  20. Investigation of light emission from a parallel-plate avalanche chamber filled with noble gases and with TEA, TMAE, and $H_{2}O$ vapours at atmospheric pressure

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    Peskov, Vladimir; Dominik, Wojciech; Sauli, Fabio

    1989-01-01

    Investigation of light emission from a parallel-plate avalanche chamber filled with noble gases and with TEA, TMAE, and $H_{2}O$ vapours at atmospheric pressure

  1. Numerical simulation of deuterium loading profile in palladium and palladium alloy plates from experimental data of absorbed mole rate obtained using $\\mu$s pulsed electrolysis

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    Celani, F; Tripodi, P; Petrocchi, A; Nakamura, M; Di Gioacchino, D; Marini, P; Di Stefano, V; Preparata, Giuliano; Verpelli, M

    1995-01-01

    Numerical simulation of deuterium loading profile in palladium and palladium alloy plates from experimental data of absorbed mole rate obtained using $\\mu$s pulsed electrolysis

  2. Validation of ATR Fission Power Deposition Fraction in HEU and LEU Fuel Plates

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    G. S. Chang

    2008-09-01

    The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) is a high power (250 MW), high neutron flux research reactor operating in the United States. Powered with highly enriched uranium (HEU), the ATR has a maximum unperturbed thermal neutron flux rating of 1.0 x 1015 n/cm2–s. Because of its high power and large test volumes located in high flux areas, the ATR is an ideal candidate for assessing the feasibility of converting an HEU driven reactor to a low-enriched core. A detailed plate-by-plate MCNP ATR full core model has been developed and validated for the low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel conversion feasibility study. Using this model, an analysis has been performed to determine the LEU density and U-235 enrichment required in the fuel meat to yield equivalent K-eff versus effective full power days (EFPDs) between the HEU and LEU cores. This model has also been used to optimize U-235 content of the LEU core, minimizing the differences in K-eff and heat flux profile between the HEU and LEU cores at 115 MW total core power for 125 EFPDs. The LEU core conversion feasibility study evaluated foil type (U-10Mo) fuel with the LEU reference design of 19.7 wt% U-235 enrichment. The LEU reference design has a fixed fuel meat thickness of 0.330 mm and can sustain the same operating cycle length as the HEU fuel. Heat flux and fission power density are parameters that are proportional to the fraction of fission power deposited in fuel. Thus, the accurate determination of the fraction of fission power deposited in the fuel is important to ATR nuclear safety. In this work, a new approach was developed and validated, the Tally Fuel Cells Only (TFCO) method. This method calculates and compares the fission power deposition fraction between HEU and LEU fuel plates. Due to the high density of the U-10Mo LEU fuel, the fission ?-energy deposition fraction is 37.12%, which is larger than the HEU’s ?-energy deposition fraction of 19.7%. As a result, the fuel decay heat cooling will need to be improved. During the power operation, the total fission energy (200 MeV per fission) deposition fraction of LEU and HEU are 90.9% and 89.1%, respectively.

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

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    Fangwei Fu

    2006-08-09

    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.

  4. End plate assembly having a two-phase fluid-filled bladder and method for compressing a fuel cell stack

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    Carlstrom, Jr., Charles M. (Clifton Park, NY)

    2001-01-01

    An end plate assembly is disclosed for use in a fuel cell assembly in which the end plate assembly includes a housing having a cavity, and a bladder receivable in the cavity and engageable with the fuel cell stack. The bladder includes a two-phase fluid having a liquid portion and a vapor portion. Desirably, the two-phase fluid has a vapor pressure between about 100 psi and about 600 psi at a temperature between about 70 degrees C. to about 110 degrees C.

  5. Progress in the fabrication of high aspect ratio zone plates by soft x-ray lithography.

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    Divan, R.; Mancini, D. C.; Moldovan, N. A.; Lai, B.; Assoufid, L.; Leondard, Q.; Cerrina, F.

    2002-08-13

    Soft x-ray lithography technology has been applied to fabrication of phase shifting Fresnel Zone Plate (FZP's) for hard x-rays. Effects of the exposure conditions, developing system, and electroplating process parameters on line width and aspect ratio have been analyzed. The process has been optimized and an aspect ratio of 11 has been achieved for 110 nm outermost zone width. SEM and AFM have been used for preliminary metrology of the FZPs. The FZP optical performance was characterized at 8 keV photon energy at the 2-ID-D beam line at the Advanced Photon Source. Focusing efficiencies of 23% for FZPs apertures to 100 microns and 18% for 150-micron-diameter apertures have been obtained. The parameters of the fabricated FZP are in good agreement with the predicted values.

  6. Flat-plate solar collectors utilizing polymeric film for high performance and very low cost

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    Wilhelm, W.G.

    1981-01-01

    Polymeric films are used in the construction of the absorber and window portions of a flat plate solar collector. The absorber heat exchanger consists of a channeled liquid envelope constructed using a polymeric film and metal foil laminate. In addition, the composite films and light frame monocoque construction contribute to very light weight and low cost. The use of high-performance polymers permits low-loss designs with high thermal performance. The construction concepts are consistent with high speed mass production and installation with manufacturing cost projections of $15/m/sup 2/. Tests performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and elsewhere indicate performance potential consistent with applications incorporating solar absorption air conditioning.

  7. Dynamic Fracture Initiation Toughness of ASTM A533, Grade B Steel Plate

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    Graham, S.M.; Link, R.E.

    1999-05-01

    The dynamic fracture toughness of an ASTM A533, Grade B steel plate was determined at several temperatures in the ductile-brittle transition region. Crack-tip loading rates ranged from approximately 10(sup3) to 10(sup5) MPa m/s. The fracture toughness was shown to decrease with increased loading rate. The dynamic fracture toughness was compared with results from previous investigations, and it was shown that the decrease in toughness due to increased loading rate at the highest test temperature was not as severe as reported in previous investigations. It was also shown that the reference temperature. T(sub0) was better index of the fracture toughness vs. temperature relationship than the nil-ductility temperature, RT(subNDT), for this material.

  8. Investigation on the Interface Morphologies of Explosive Welding of Inconel 625 to Steel A516 Plates

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    Mousavi, S. A. A. Akbari; Zareie, H. R. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-01-17

    The purpose of this study is to produce composite plates by explosive cladding process. This is a process in which the controlled energy of explosives is used to create a metallic bond between two similar or dissimilar materials. The welding conditions were tailored through parallel geometry route with different operational parameters. In this investigation, a two-pronged study was adopted to establish the conditions required for producing successful solid state welding: (a) Analytical calculations to determine the weldability domain or welding window; (b) Metallurgical investigations of explosive welding experiments carried out under different explosive ratios to produce both wavy and straight interfaces. The analytical calculations confirm the experimental results. Optical microscopy studies show that a transition from a smooth to wavy interface occurs with an increase in explosive ratio. SEM studies show that the interface was outlined by characteristic sharp transition between two materials.

  9. Fabrication and Characterisation of Oil-Free Large Bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber

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    Rajesh Ganai; Arindam Roy; Kshitij Agarwal; Zubayer Ahammed; Subikash Choudhury; Subhasis Chattopadhyay

    2015-10-08

    A large (240 cm $\\times$ 120 cm $\\times$ 0.2 cm) oil-free bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) has been developed at VECC-Kolkata using locally available P-301 OLTC grade bakelite paper laminates. The chamber has been operated in streamer mode using Argon, Freon(R134a) and Iso-butane in a ratio of 34:57:9 by volume. The electrodes and glue samples have been characterised by measuring their electrical parameters like bulk resistivity and surface resistivity. The performance of the chamber has been studied by measuring the efficiency, time resolution and uniformity in detection of cosmic muons. The chamber showed an efficiency $>$95$\\%$ and time resolution ($\\sigma$) of $\\sim$0.83 ns at 9000V. Details of the material characterisation, fabrication procedure and performance studies have been discussed.

  10. A cryogenic rotation stage with a large clear aperture for a half-wave plate

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    Bryan, Sean; Amiri, Mandana; Benton, Steven; Bihary, Richard; Bock, James; Bond, J Richard; Chiang, H Cynthia; Contaldi, Carlo; Crill, Brendan; Dore, Olivier; Elder, Benjamin; Filippini, Jeffrey; Fraisse, Aurelien; Gambrel, Anne; Gandilo, Natalie; Gudmundsson, Jon; Hasselfield, Matthew; Halpern, Mark; Hilton, Gene; Holmes, Warren; Hristov, Viktor; Irwin, Kent; Jones, William; Kermish, Zigmund; Lawrie, Craig; MacTavish, Carrie; Mason, Peter; Megerian, Krikor; Moncelsi, Lorenzo; Montroy, Thomas; Morford, Tracy; Nagy, Johanna; Netterfield, C Barth; Rahlin, Alexandra S; Reintsema, Carl; Riley, Daniel C; Ruhl, John; Runyan, Marcus; Saliwanchik, Benjamin; Shariff, Jamil; Soler, Juan; Trangsrud, Amy; Tucker, Carole; Tucker, Rebecca; Turner, Anthony; Wen, Shyang; Wiebe, Donald; Young, Edward

    2015-01-01

    We describe the cryogenic half-wave plate rotation mechanisms built for and used in Spider, a polarization-sensitive balloon-borne telescope array that observed the Cosmic Microwave Background at 95 GHz and 150 GHz during a stratospheric balloon flight from Antarctica in January 2015. The mechanisms operate at liquid helium temperature in flight. A three-point contact design keeps the mechanical bearings relatively small but allows for a large (305 mm) diameter clear aperture. A worm gear driven by a cryogenic stepper motor allows for precise positioning and prevents undesired rotation when the motors are depowered. A custom-built optical encoder system monitors the bearing angle to an absolute accuracy of 0.1 degrees. The system performed well in Spider during its successful 16 day flight.

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

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    Krumpelt, M. Gorelov, A. M.

    2004-06-01

    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.

  12. Fuel cell assembly fluid flow plate having conductive fibers and rigidizing material therein

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    Walsh, Michael M. (Fairfield, CT)

    2000-01-01

    A fluid flow plate is preferably formed with three initial sections, for instance, two layers of conductive (e.g., metal) fibers and a barrier material (e.g., metal foil) which is interposed between the two layers. For example, sintering of these three sections can provide electrical path(s) between outer faces of the two layers. Then, the sintered sections can be, for instance, placed in a mold for forming of flow channel(s) into one or more of the outer faces. Next, rigidizing material (e.g., resin) can be injected into the mold, for example, to fill and/or seal space(s) about a conductive matrix of the electrical path(s). Preferably, abrading of surface(s) of the outer face(s) serves to expose electrical contact(s) to the electrical path(s).

  13. A PILOT SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE OF EXTRASOLAR EARTH-ANALOG PLATE TECTONICS

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    Jura, M.; Klein, B.; Xu, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562 (United States); Young, E. D., E-mail: jura@astro.ucla.edu, E-mail: kleinb@astro.ucla.edu, E-mail: sxu@astro.ucla.edu, E-mail: eyoung@ess.ucla.edu [Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)

    2014-08-20

    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.

  14. LOVEL: a low-velocity aerodynamic heating code for flat-plates, wedges, and cones

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    Thornton, A.L.

    1981-12-01

    The LOVEL computer program calculates the boundary-layer edge conditions for subsonic and supersonic flow over flat-plate, wedge, and cone geometries for freestream Mach conditions (M/sub infinity/ < 3. Cold-wall heat-transfer calculations use reference temperature correlations based on boundary-layer edge Mach number to compute fluid properties. The first part of this report describes the theory used in the computation of the cold-wall heat-transfer rates; the second part describes in detail the input/output format for the LOVEL computer program. Outputs include freestream conditions, boundary-layer edge conditions, cold-wall heat-transfer rates, plots of heating rates, and punched-card output for use in ablation and in-depth transient heat-conduction computer codes.

  15. Iron-based alloy and nitridation treatment for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates

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    Brady, Michael P. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Yang, Bing (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Maziasz, Philip J. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN

    2010-11-09

    A corrosion resistant electrically conductive component that can be used as a bipolar plate in a PEM fuel cell application is composed of an alloy substrate which has 10-30 wt. % Cr, 0.5 to 7 wt. % V, and base metal being Fe, and a continuous surface layer of chromium nitride and vanadium nitride essentially free of base metal. A oxide layer of chromium vanadium oxide can be disposed between the alloy substrate and the continuous surface nitride layer. A method to prepare the corrosion resistant electrically conductive component involves a two-step nitridization sequence by exposing the alloy to a oxygen containing gas at an elevated temperature, and subsequently exposing the alloy to an oxygen free nitrogen containing gas at an elevated temperature to yield a component where a continuous chromium nitride layer free of iron has formed at the surface.

  16. Response functions of imaging plates to photons, electrons and {sup 4}He particles

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    Bonnet, T.; Denis-Petit, D.; Gobet, F.; Hannachi, F.; Tarisien, M.; Versteegen, M.; Aléonard, M. M. [Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, Université de Bordeaux, UMR 5797 CNRS/IN2P3, Gradignan 33175 (France)] [Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, Université de Bordeaux, UMR 5797 CNRS/IN2P3, Gradignan 33175 (France); Comet, M. [Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, Université de Bordeaux, UMR 5797 CNRS/IN2P3, Gradignan 33175 (France) [Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, Université de Bordeaux, UMR 5797 CNRS/IN2P3, Gradignan 33175 (France); CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

    2013-10-15

    Imaging plates from Fuji (BAS-SR, MS, and TR types) are phosphor films routinely used in ultra high intensity laser experiments. However, few data are available on the absolute IP response functions to ionizing particles. We have previously measured and modeled the IP response functions to protons. We focus here on the determination of the responses to photons, electrons, and {sup 4}He particles. The response functions are obtained on an energy range going from a few tens of keV to a few tens of MeV and are compared to available data. The IP sensitivities to the different ionizing particles demonstrate a quenching effect depending on the particle stopping power.

  17. Fabrication and Characterisation of Oil-Free Large Bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber

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    Ganai, Rajesh; Agarwal, Kshitij; Ahammed, Zubayer; Choudhury, Subikash; Chattopadhyay, Subhasis

    2015-01-01

    A large (240 cm $\\times$ 120 cm $\\times$ 0.2 cm) oil-free bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) has been developed at VECC-Kolkata using locally available P-301 OLTC grade bakelite paper laminates. The chamber has been operated in streamer mode using Argon, Freon(R134a) and Iso-butane in a ratio of 34:57:9 by volume. The electrodes and glue samples were characterised by measuring their electrical parameters like bulk resistivity and surface resistivity. The performance of the chamber was studied by measuring the efficiency, time resolution and uniformity in detection of cosmic muons. The chamber showed an efficiency $>$95$\\%$ and time resolution ($\\sigma$) of $\\sim$0.83 ns. Details of the material characterisation, fabrication procedure and performance studies have been discussed.

  18. The coupling of mechanical dynamics and induced currents in plates and surfaces

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    Weissenburger, D.W.; Bialek, J.M.

    1986-10-01

    Significant mechanical reactions and deflections may be produced when electrical eddy currents induced in a conducting structure by transformer-like electromotive forces interact with background magnetic fields. Additional eddy currents induced by structural motion through the background fields modify both the mechanical and electrical dynamic behavior of the system. The observed effects of these motional eddy currents are sometimes referred to as magnetic damping and magnetic stiffness. This paper addresses the coupled structural deformation and eddy currents in flat plates and simple two-dimensional surfaces in three-space. A coupled system of equations has been formulated using finite element techniques for the mechanical aspects and a mesh network method for the electrical aspects of the problem.

  19. Corrosion of packaged cadmium plated electrical control units from paint vapors

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    Brough, L.A.

    1987-08-01

    One of the most widely used methods of controlling the degradation of steel is the application of paint. It is relatively easy to accomplish and very economical. Painted steel is used successfully for many applications, including industrial equipment with electrical enclosures. Unless the proper paint and application procedures are selected, corrosion problems may develop directly from the paint, as the following incident will illustrate. A few years ago, a large electrical control enclosure (30 x 72 x 18 in. (76 x 183 x 46 cm)) was supplied to a customer with the control wiring and hardware mounted inside, which included a number of cadmium plated components. The enclosure had been painted inside with a fast drying, vinyl alkyd white enamel shortly before assembly. Since it was known that the completed unit would probably be stored at the customer's plant site for some time before installation, elaborate procedures were followed to retard or prevent degradation of any part of the system.

  20. Coherent x-ray diffraction imaging of paint pigmentparticles by scanning a phase plate modulator

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    Chu Y. S.; Chen B.; Zhang F.; Berenguer F.; Bean R.; Kewish C.; Vila-Comamala J.; Rodenburg J.; Robinson I.

    2011-10-19

    We have implemented a coherent x-ray diffraction imaging technique that scans a phase plate to modulate wave-fronts of the x-ray beam transmitted by samples. The method was applied to measure a decorative alkyd paint containing iron oxide red pigment particles. By employing an iterative algorithm for wave-front modulation phase retrieval, we obtained an image of the paint sample that shows the distribution of the pigment particles and is consistent with the result obtained from a transmission x-ray microscope. The technique has been experimentally proven to be a feasible coherent x-ray imaging method with about 120 nm spatial resolution and was shown to work well with industrially relevant specimens.

  1. The performance of thin NaI(Tl) scintillator plate for dark matter search

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    K. Fushimi; H. Kawasuso; E. Aihara; R. Hayami; M. Toi; K. Yasuda; S. Nakayama; N. Koori; M. Nomachi; K. Ichihara; R. Hazama; S. Yoshida; S. Umehara; K. Imagawa; H. Ito

    2006-04-15

    A thin (0.05cm) and wide area (5cmX5cm) NaI(Tl) scintillator was developed. The performance of the thin NaI(Tl) plate, energy resolution, single photoelectron energy and position sensitivity were tested. An excellent energy resolution of 20% (FWHM) at 60keV was obtained. The single photoelectron energy was calculated to be approximately 0.42 0.02keV. Position information in the 5cmx5cm area of the detector was also obtained by analyzing the ratio of the number of photons collected at opposite ends of the detector. The position resolution was obtained to be 1cm (FWHM) in the 5cmx5cm area.

  2. Wind loads on flat plate photovoltaic array fields. Phase III, final report

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    Miller, R.D.; Zimmerman, D.K.

    1981-04-01

    The results of an experimental analysis (boundary layer wind tunnel test) of the aerodynamic forces resulting from winds acting on flat plate photovoltaic arrays are presented. Local pressure coefficient distributions and normal force coefficients on the arrays are shown and compared to theoretical results. Parameters that were varied when determining the aerodynamic forces included tilt angle, array separation, ground clearance, protective wind barriers, and the effect of the wind velocity profile. Recommended design wind forces and pressures are presented, which envelop the test results for winds perpendicular to the array's longitudinal axis. This wind direction produces the maximum wind loads on the arrays except at the array edge where oblique winds produce larger edge pressure loads.

  3. 15th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference, 11-13 May, 2009, Miami Damping Effect of Perforated Plates on the Acoustics

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    Nicoud, Franck

    and Astronautics #12;I. Introduction In order to cut down pollutant emissions, industrial gas turbine combustion on the prediction of combustion instabilities.5,6 In aeronautical gas turbines, walls of recent combustion chambers aims at showing the influence of perforated plates on the acoustic modes in aeronautical gas turbines

  4. Characterization of Bond Strength of U-Mo Fuel Plates Using the Laser Shockwave Technique: Capabilities and Preliminary Results

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    J. A. Smith; D. L. Cottle; B. H. Rabin

    2013-09-01

    This report summarizes work conducted to-date on the implementation of new laser-based capabilities for characterization of bond strength in nuclear fuel plates, and presents preliminary results obtained from fresh fuel studies on as-fabricated monolithic fuel consisting of uranium-10 wt.% molybdenum alloys clad in 6061 aluminum by hot isostatic pressing. Characterization involves application of two complementary experimental methods, laser-shock testing and laser-ultrasonic imaging, collectively referred to as the Laser Shockwave Technique (LST), that allows the integrity, physical properties and interfacial bond strength in fuel plates to be evaluated. Example characterization results are provided, including measurement of layer thicknesses, elastic properties of the constituents, and the location and nature of generated debonds (including kissing bonds). LST provides spatially localized, non-contacting measurements with minimum specimen preparation, and is ideally suited for applications involving radioactive materials, including irradiated materials. The theoretical principles and experimental approaches employed in characterizing nuclear fuel plates are described, and preliminary bond strength measurement results are discussed, with emphasis on demonstrating the capabilities and limitations of these methods. These preliminary results demonstrate the ability to distinguish bond strength variations between different fuel plates. Although additional development work is necessary to validate and qualify the test methods, these results suggest LST is viable as a method to meet fuel qualification requirements to demonstrate acceptable bonding integrity.

  5. ASSESSING AMERICAN MARTEN USE OF TRACK-PLATE BOX SURVEYS FOR ESTIMATING POPULATION SIZE IN THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH

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    and Parks Department, thanks as well, John Wrede, Steve Griffin, and Blaire Waite especially. Blair, thanks as well. #12;iv Thanks to Braden Burkholder for your assistance with marten captures, track- plate surveys, and digging my grill out of 5 ft. of snow in Lead. To my brother Buddy: thank you for the countless days you

  6. Comparison of the thermal performances of two nanofluids at low temperature in a plate heat Thierry Mar *a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    heat, exchanger of heat plates, pressure drop, experimental. 1. Introduction The efforts aiming exchanger Thierry Maré *a Salma Halelfadl a Ousmane Sow b , Patrice Estellé c , Steven Duret d , Frederic aforementioned nanofluids. An assessment of the pressure drops in the circuit as well as of the powers

  7. Air Entrainment by Contact Lines of a Solid Plate Plunged into a Viscous Fluid Antonin Marchand,1

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    Air Entrainment by Contact Lines of a Solid Plate Plunged into a Viscous Fluid Antonin Marchand,1´te´roge`nes, UMR 7636 ESPCI -CNRS, Universite´ Paris-Diderot, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005, Paris 2 Physics of Fluids)], typically 10 microns thick. The substrate is sufficiently clean and the vibrations sufficiently low to avoid

  8. ICELANDIC RHYTHMICS: ANNUAL MODULATION OF LAND ELEVATION AND PLATE SPREADING BY SNOW LOAD (AGU G33B-0055)

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    Grapenthin, Ronni

    ICELANDIC RHYTHMICS: ANNUAL MODULATION OF LAND ELEVATION AND PLATE SPREADING BY SNOW LOAD (AGU ­ G Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland 2 Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavik, Iceland 3 IRD, UMR5559, Laboratoire de Geophysique Interne et Tectonophysique

  9. 1044 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2007 Resonant Pull-In Condition in Parallel-Plate

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    Chen, Zhongping

    MICROELECTROMECHANICAL systems (MEMS) based on the electrostatic parallel-plate actuation princi- ple are seemingly1044 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2007 Resonant Pull are a common way of actuating microelectromechanical systems, both statically and dynamically. In the static

  10. Fire characterization and object thermal response for a large flat plate adjacent to a large JP-4 fuel fire

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    Gritzo, L.A.; Moya, J.L.; Murray, D.

    1997-01-01

    A series of three 18.9 m diameter JP-4 pool fire experiments with a large (2.1 m X 4.6 m), flat plate calorimeter adjacent to the fuel pool were recently performed. The objectives of these experiments were to: (1) gain a better understanding of fire phenomenology, (2) provide empirical input parameter estimates for simplified, deterministic Risk Assessment Compatible Fire Models (RACFMs), (3) assist in continuing fire field model code validation and development, and (4) enhance the data base of fire temperature and heat flux to object distributions. Due to different wind conditions during each experiment, data were obtained for conditions where the plate was not engulfed, fully-engulfed and partially engulfed by the continuous flame zone. Results include the heat flux distribution to the plate and flame thermocouple temperatures in the vicinity of the plate and at two cross sections within the lower region of the continuous flame zone. The results emphasize the importance of radiative coupling (i.e. the cooling of the flames by a thermally massive object) and convective coupling (including object-induced turbulence and object/wind/flame interactions) in determining the heat flux from a fire to an object. The formation of a secondary flame zone on an object adjacent to a fire via convective coupling (which increases the heat flux by a factor of two) is shown to be possible when the object is located within a distance equal to the object width from the fire.

  11. Preparation and characterization of VOx/TiO2 catalytic coatings on stainless steel plates for structured catalytic reactors.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Preparation and characterization of VOx/TiO2 catalytic coatings on stainless steel plates are used in the mild oxidation of hydrocarbons and NOx abatement are studied. Stainless steel (316 L) was chosen because of its large application in industrial catalytic reactors. TiO2 films on stainless steel

  12. RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang to replace conventional actively cooled tokamak divertor plates with a set of rapidly moving, passively inertia for ~10-30 sec, and would then be removed from the vessel for processing. When outside the tokamak

  13. A exact solution is presented for the cylindrical bending vibration of simply supported function-ally graded plates. Displacement functions that identically satisfy boundary conditions are used to

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    Vel, Senthil

    ABSTRACT A exact solution is presented for the cylindrical bending vibration of simply supported-to-thickness ratios. Keywords: Functionally graded material; thick plate; cylindrical bending; vibration. INTRODUCTION for the Cylindrical Bending Vibration of Functionally Graded Plates S. S. VEL AND R. C. BATRA Proceedings

  14. Friction Factor Measurement, Analysis, and Modeling for Flat-Plates with 12.15 mm Diameter Hole-Pattern, Tested with Air at Different Clearances, Inlet Pressures, and Pressure Ratios 

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    Deva Asirvatham, Thanesh

    2011-02-22

    Friction factor data are important for better prediction of leakage and rotordynamic coefficients of gas annular seals. A flat-plate test rig is used to determine friction factor of hole-pattern/honeycomb flat-plate surfaces ...

  15. Tectonic and depositional model of the Arabian and adjoining plates during the Silurian-Devonian

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    Husseini, M.I. (Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1991-01-01

    During the Late Ordovician and Early Silurian, the western part of the Arabian Peninsula was covered by polar glaciers that advanced from the south pole in African Gondwana. During this period, nondeposition, erosion, or marginal marine conditions prevailed in eastern and northern Arabia. When the glaciers melted in the Early Silurian, sea level rose sharply and the paleo-Tethys Ocean transgressed the Arabian and adjoining plates depositing a thick, organic-rich shale directly over the glaciogenic and periglacial rocks and related unconformities. The post-glacial sequence coarsens upward reflecting the passage of a coastline prograding northward from African and Arabian Gondwana to northern Arabia. A sea level drop in the Late Silurian placed the study area in a terrestrial environment; however, as sea level recovered in the Early Devonian, a carbonate sequence blanketed most of the area. The transgression, however, was interrupted by regional uplift and local orogenic movements in the Middle and Late Devonian. These movements constitute the onset of Hercynian tectonism, which resulted in erosion of the older sequences, depositional hiatuses, and regional facies changes.

  16. Extended Plate and Beam Wall System: Concept Investigation and Initial Evaluation

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    Wiehagen, J.; Kochkin, V.

    2015-08-01

    A new and innovative High-R wall design, referred to as the Extended Plate & Beam (EP&B), is under development. The EP&B system uniquely integrates foam sheathing insulation with wall framing such that wood structural panels are installed exterior of the foam sheathing, enabling the use of standard practices for installation of drainage plane, windows and doors, claddings, cavity insulation, and the standard exterior foam sheathing installation approach prone to damage of the foam during transportation of prefabricated wall panels. As part of the ongoing work, the EP&B wall system concept has undergone structural verification testing and has been positively vetted by a group of industry stakeholders. Having passed these initial milestone markers, the advanced wall system design has been analyzed to assess cost implications relative to other advanced wall systems, undergone design assessment to develop construction details, and has been evaluated to develop representative prescriptive requirements for the building code. This report summarizes the assessment steps conducted to-date and provides details of the concept development.

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

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

    2012-09-01

    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.

  18. Shot-Peening of Pre-Oxidized Plates of Zirconium: Influence of Residual Stress on Oxidation

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    Raceanu, Laura; Montesin, Tony; Montay, Guillaume; Francois, Manuel

    2013-01-01

    The present study deals with oxidation behavior under residual stress of shot-peened plates of "commercially pure" zirconium exposed for 30 min at 650 C. The influence of the shot-peening on a pre-oxidized material is presented. The results have been used to determine the influences of these chemical (preoxidation) and mechanical (shot-peening) treatments on the high temperature oxidation of zirconium. The oxygen profile was revealed using micro-hardness techniques and confirmed by SEM-EDS techniques. After pre-oxidation the samples were first resurfaced then shot-peened in order to introduce residual stress. A significant increase of the hardness of about 400 HV was observed on pre-oxidized shot-peened samples. Thermogravimetric analysis for 30 min at 650 C under 200 mbar O2 showed a significantly slower oxidation rate for shot-peened samples. A comparison with our computations points out the role of the residual stresses on the diffusion and, consequently, on the oxidation.

  19. Preparation of magnetized nanodusty plasmas in a radio frequency-driven parallel-plate reactor

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    Tadsen, Benjamin, E-mail: tadsen@physik.uni-kiel.de; Greiner, Franko; Piel, Alexander [IEAP, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, D-24098 Kiel (Germany)

    2014-10-15

    Nanodust is produced in an rf-driven push-pull parallel-plate reactor using argon with an acetylene admixture at 5–30?Pa. A scheme for the preparation of nanodust clouds with particle radii up to 400?nm for investigations in magnetized plasmas is proposed. The confinement that keeps the nanodust of different radii inside a moderately magnetized discharge (B???500?mT) is investigated by a comparison of 2d-Langmuir probe measurements in the dust-free plasma without and with a magnetic field and by the analysis of scattered light of nanodust clouds. It is shown that the dust cloud changes its shape when the dust density changes. This results in a reversed ?-?{sup ?} transition from a dense dust cloud with a central disk-like void to a dilute dust cloud with a toroidal void. When the dust density is further reduced, filaments are observed in the central part of the cloud, which were absent in the high-density phase. It is concluded that the dense nanodust cloud is able to suppress plasma filamentation in magnetized plasmas.

  20. How to prepare AFM tip bundle (tip + ceramic plate)1 To assemble an AFM tip bundle by using an AFM tip on a holder chip and a used ceramic

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    How to prepare AFM tip bundle (tip + ceramic plate)1 02/14/2008 Goal: To assemble an AFM tip bundle by using an AFM tip on a holder chip and a used ceramic plate, so that it is compatible with the Autoprobe CP AFM. Main Materials and tools: a. Used ceramic plates b. AFM tip on a holder chip (see fig. 1) c

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home PageBlender PumpVehiclesThe Heat IsHeavy-DutyCELLs

  2. Fresnel zone plate stacking in the intermediate field for high efficiency focusing in the hard X-ray regime

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    Gleber, Sophie -Charlotte; Wojcik, Michael; Liu, Jie; Roehrig, Chris; Cummings, Marvin; Vila-Comamala, Joan; Li, Kenan; Lai, Barry; Shu, Deming; Vogt, Stefan

    2014-11-05

    Focusing efficiency of Fresnel zone plates (FZPs) for X-rays depends on zone height, while the achievable spatial resolution depends on the width of the finest zones. FZPs with optimal efficiency and sub-100-nm spatial resolution require high aspect ratio structures which are difficult to fabricate with current technology especially for the hard X-ray regime. A possible solution is to stack several zone plates. To increase the number of FZPs within one stack, we first demonstrate intermediate-field stacking and apply this method by stacks of up to five FZPs with adjusted diameters. Approaching the respective optimum zone height, we maximized efficiencies formore »high resolution focusing at three different energies, 10, 11.8, and 25 keV.« less

  3. Resonant excitation of coupled Rayleigh waves in a short and narrow fluid channel clad between two identical metal plates

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    García-Chocano, Victor M. [Universitat Polit#18; ecnica de Val#18; encia (Spain); López-Rios, Tomás [CNRS and University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France); Krokhin, Arkadii [Universitat Polit#18; ecnica de Val#18; encia (Spain) and University of North Texas, Denton, TX (United States); Sanchez-Dehesa, Jose [Universitat Polit#18; ecnica de Val#18; encia (Spain)

    2011-12-23

    Transmission of ultrasonic waves through a slit between two water immersed brass plates is studied for sub-wavelength plate thicknesses and slit apertures. Extraordinary high absorption is observed at discrete frequencies corresponding to resonant excitation of Rayleigh waves on the both sides of the channel. The coupling of the Rayleigh waves occurs through the fluid and the corresponding contribution to the dispersion has been theoretically derived and also experimentally confirmed. Symmetric and anti-symmetric modes are predicted but only the symmetric mode resonances have been observed. It follows from the dispersion equation that the coupled Rayleigh waves cannot be excited in a channel with apertures less than the critical one. The calculated critical aperture is in a good agreement with the measured acoustic spectra. These findings could be applied to design a broadband absorptive metamaterial.

  4. Resonant excitation of coupled Rayleigh waves in a short and narrow fluid channel clad between two identical metal plates

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    García-Chocano, Victor M.; López-Rios, Tomás; Krokhin, Arkadii; Sanchez-Dehesa, Jose

    2011-12-23

    Transmission of ultrasonic waves through a slit between two water immersed brass plates is studied for sub-wavelength plate thicknesses and slit apertures. Extraordinary high absorption is observed at discrete frequencies corresponding to resonant excitation of Rayleigh waves on the both sides of the channel. The coupling of the Rayleigh waves occurs through the fluid and the corresponding contribution to the dispersion has been theoretically derived and also experimentally confirmed. Symmetric and anti-symmetric modes are predicted but only the symmetric mode resonances have been observed. It follows from the dispersion equation that the coupled Rayleigh waves cannot be excited in amore »channel with apertures less than the critical one. The calculated critical aperture is in a good agreement with the measured acoustic spectra. These findings could be applied to design a broadband absorptive metamaterial.« less

  5. Simulation studies of hadron energy resolution as a function of iron plate thickness at INO-ICAL

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    Lakshmi S. Mohan; Anushree Ghosh; Moon Moon Devi; Daljeet Kaur; Sandhya Choubey; Amol Dighe; D. Indumathi; M. V. N. Murthy; Md. Naimuddin

    2015-03-11

    We report on a detailed simulation study of the hadron energy resolution as a function of the thickness of the absorber plates for the proposed Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). We compare the hadron resolutions obtained with absorber thicknesses in the range 1.5--8 cm for neutrino interactions in the energy range 2--15 GeV, which is relevant to hadron production in atmospheric neutrino interactions. We find that at lower energies, the thickness dependence of energy resolution is steeper than at higher energies, however there is a thickness-independent contribution that dominates at the lower thicknesses discussed in this work. As a result, the gain in hadron energy resolution with decreasing plate thickness is marginal. We present the results in the form of fits to a function with energy-dependent exponent.

  6. Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Flat Plate Solar Collectors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    1986-01-01

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the resistance of flat plate solar collectors to water penetration when water is applied to their outer surfaces with a static air pressure at the outer surface higher than the pressure at the interior of the collector. 1.2 This test method is applicable to any flat plate solar collector. 1.3 The proper use of this test method requires a knowledge of the principles of pressure and deflection measurement. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary information is contained in Section 6.

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

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

    2010-07-09

    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.

  8. Transient conjugate free convection from a vertical flat plate in a porous medium subjected to a sudden change in surface heat flux

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    Shu, Jian-Jun

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents a theoretical study using the Karman-Pohlhausen method for describing the transient heat exchange between the boundary-layer free convection and a vertical flat plate embedded in a porous medium. The unsteady behavior is developed after the generation of an impulsive heat flux step at the right-hand side of the plate. Two cases are considered according to whether the plate has a finite thickness or no thickness. The time and space evolution of the interface temperature is evidenced.

  9. Plate theory as the variational limit of the complementary energy functionals of inhomogeneous anisotropic linearly elastic bodies

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    Francois Murat; Roberto Paroni

    2015-02-13

    We consider a sequence of linear hyper-elastic, inhomogeneous and fully anisotropic bodies in a reference configuration occupying a cylindrical region of height epsilon. We then study, by means of Gamma-convergence, the asymptotic behavior as epsilon goes to zero of the sequence of complementary energies. The limit functional is then identified as a dual problem for a two-dimensional plate. Our approach gives a direct characterization of the convergence of the equilibrating stress fields.

  10. On the energetic balance for the flow of an Oldroyd-B fluid induced by a constantly accelerating plate

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    Corina Fetecau; C. Fetecau; A. Mahmood; E. Axinte

    2009-09-16

    Exact and approximate expressions are established for dissipation, the power of the shear stress at the wall and the boundary layer thickness corresponding to the motion of an Oldroyd-B fluid induced by a constantly accelerating plate. The similar expressions for Maxwell, Newtonian and second grade fluids, performing the same motion, are obtained as limiting cases of our general results. The specific features of the four models are emphasized by means of the asymptotic approximations.

  11. Efficiency of plasma actuator ionization in shock wave modification in a rarefied supersonic flow over a flat plate

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    Joussot, Romain; Lago, Viviana; Parisse, Jean-Denis

    2014-12-09

    This paper describes experimental and numerical investigations focused on the shock wave modification, induced by a dc glow discharge, of a Mach 2 flow under rarefied regime. The model under investigation is a flat plate equipped with a plasma actuator composed of two electrodes. The glow discharge is generated by applying a negative potential to the upstream electrode, enabling the creation of a weakly ionized plasma. The natural flow (i.e. without the plasma) exhibits a thick laminar boundary layer and a shock wave with a hyperbolic shape. Images of the flow obtained with an ICCD camera revealed that the plasma discharge induces an increase in the shock wave angle. Thermal effects (volumetric, and at the surface) and plasma effects (ionization, and thermal non-equilibrium) are the most relevant processes explaining the observed modifications. The effect induced by the heating of the flat plate surface is studied experimentally by replacing the upstream electrode by a heating element, and numerically by modifying the thermal boundary condition of the model surface. The results show that for a similar temperature distribution over the plate surface, modifications induced by the heating element are lower than those produced by the plasma. This difference shows that other effects than purely thermal effects are involved with the plasma actuator. Measurements of the electron density with a Langmuir probe highlight the fact that the ionization degree plays an important role into the modification of the flow. The gas properties, especially the isentropic exponent, are indeed modified by the plasma above the actuator and upstream the flat plate. This leads to a local modification of the flow conditions, inducing an increase in the shock wave angle.

  12. Acoustic Emission Source Location in Unidirectional Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Plates Using Virtually Trained Artificial Neural Networks

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    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)

    2010-06-02

    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.

  13. The use of computed radiography plates to determine light and radiation field coincidence

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    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)

    2013-11-15

    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.

  14. Casting 12 BioRad Mini SDS PAGE Gels 1. Assemble multicasting chamber. Make sure ALL plates and spacers are flush with bottom. Clean

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    Aris, John P.

    120 Casting 12 BioRad Mini SDS PAGE Gels 1. Assemble multicasting chamber. Make sure ALL plates, disassemble casting chamber. Carefully separate gels. Rinse with ddH2O. Remove excess polyacrylamide. Place

  15. A nitrogen doped low-dislocation density free-standing single crystal diamond plate fabricated by a lift-off process

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    Mokuno, Yoshiaki Kato, Yukako; Tsubouchi, Nobuteru; Chayahara, Akiyoshi; Yamada, Hideaki; Shikata, Shinichi

    2014-06-23

    A nitrogen-doped single crystal diamond plate with a low dislocation density is fabricated by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a high pressure high temperature synthetic type IIa seed substrate by ion implantation and lift-off processes. To avoid sub-surface damage, the seed surface was subjected to deep ion beam etching. In addition, we introduced a nitrogen flow during the CVD step to grow low-strain diamond at a relatively high growth rate. This resulted in a plate with low birefringence and a dislocation density as low as 400?cm{sup ?2}, which is the lowest reported value for a lift-off plate. Reproducing this lift-off process may allow mass-production of single crystal CVD diamond plates with low dislocation density and consistent quality.

  16. Laser-driven flat plate impacts to 100 GPA with sub-nanosecond pulse duration and resolution for material property studies

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    Paisley, D.L.; Warnes, R.H.; Kopp, R.A.

    1991-01-01

    Miniature laser-driven flat plates (<1-mm diam {times} 0.5--10{mu}m thick, typical) of aluminum, cooper, tungsten, and other materials are accelerated to {le}5 km/s. These miniature plates are used to generate one-dimensional shock waves in solids, liquids, and crystals. Dynamic measurements of spall strength at strain rates {le}10{sup 7} s{sup {minus}1}, elastic-plastic shock wave profiles in 10-{mu}m-thick targets, shocked free-surface acceleration of 10{sup 12} m/s{sup 2}, and laser-driven plate launch accelerations of 10{sup 10} m/s{sup 2} are routinely obtained. The small size of the sample of and projectile mass permits recovery of targets without additional unintended damage or energy deposited into the test specimen. These miniature plates can be launched with conventional 1-J laboratory lasers. 10 refs., 5 figs.

  17. Cenozoic oblique collision of South American and Caribbean plates: New evidence in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela and Trinidad

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    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))

    1993-02-01

    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.

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

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    Jullienne, Jean Maxime Jose

    1962-01-01

    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... OF FREE CONVECTION FROST CHAMBER B4 SIDE VIEW OF FREE CONVECTION FROST CHAMBER FI GUR E 4 15 piston inside the tube. The hot, wire anemometer was fixed to the piston through a slot in, the tube. A copper-constantan thermo- couple was mounted on one...

  19. Phase transformations during the Ag-In plating and bonding of vertical diode elements of multijunction solar cells

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    Klochko, N. P. Khrypunov, G. S.; Volkova, N. D.; Kopach, V. R.; Lyubov, V. N.; Kirichenko, M. V.; Momotenko, A. V.; Kharchenko, N. M.; Nikitin, V. A.

    2013-06-15

    The conditions of the bonding of silicon multijunction solar cells with vertical p-n junctions using Ag-In solder are studied. The compositions of electrodeposited indium films on silicon wafers silver plated by screen printing and silver and indium films fabricated by layer-by-layer electrochemical deposition onto the surface of silicon vertical diode cells silver plated in vacuum are studied. Studying the electrochemical-deposition conditions, structure, and surface morphology of the grown layers showed that guaranteed bonding is provided by 8-min heat treatment at 400 Degree-Sign C under the pressure of a stack of metallized silicon wafers; however, the ratio of the indium and silver layer thicknesses should not exceed 1: 3. As this condition is satisfied, the solder after wafer bonding has the InAg{sub 3} structure (or InAg{sub 3} with an Ag phase admixture), due to which the junction melting point exceeds 700 Degree-Sign C, which guarantees the functioning of such solar cells under concentrated illumination.

  20. Non-contact gears: I. Next-to-leading order contribution to lateral Casimir force between corrugated parallel plates

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    Ines Cavero-Pelaez; Kimball A. Milton; Prachi Parashar; K. V. Shajesh

    2008-07-03

    We calculate the lateral Casimir force between corrugated parallel plates, described by $\\delta$-function potentials, interacting through a scalar field, using the multiple scattering formalism. The contributions to the Casimir energy due to uncorrugated parallel plates is treated as a background from the outset. We derive the leading- and next-to-leading-order contribution to the lateral Casimir force for the case when the corrugation amplitudes are small in comparison to corrugation wavelengths. We present explicit results in terms of finite integrals for the case of the Dirichlet limit, and exact results for the weak-coupling limit, for the leading- and next-to-leading-orders. The correction due to the next-to-leading contribution is significant. In the weak coupling limit we calculate the lateral Casimir force exactly in terms of a single integral which we evaluate numerically. Exact results for the case of the weak limit allows us to estimate the error in the perturbative results. We show that the error in the lateral Casimir force, in the weak coupling limit, when the next-to-leading order contribution is included is remarkably low when the corrugation amplitudes are small in comparison to corrugation wavelengths. We expect similar conclusions to hold for the Dirichlet case. The analogous calculation for the electromagnetic case should reduce the theoretical error sufficiently for comparison with the experiments.