Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis - Example | Department...
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Staffing Analysis - Example Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis - Example SSO Alternate Staffing Analysis - Example Filled Spreadsheet. (23 KB) More Documents & Publications ...
Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis (Instructions, Blank...
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Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis (Instructions, Blank Sheet and Example Sheet) This Staffing Analysis calculation is completed using an Excel worksheet. Information ...
DOE Executive Staffing and Recruitment | Department of Energy
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DOE Executive Staffing and Recruitment DOE Executive Staffing and Recruitment DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Workforce Analysis and Staffing | Department of Energy
FR Staffing Process See Appendix C in DOE-STD-1063-2011, Facility Representatives ... Nuclear Safety Facility Safety Security Classification Databases Dashboards DOE Technical ...
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak...
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Staffing and Placement - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements
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DRAFT DOE O 325.3, Staffing and Placement by Tiffany M Wheeler Functional areas: Staffing, Placement, Recruiting, Excepted Service The Order establishes requirements and...
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore...
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Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office 2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual ...
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore...
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More Documents & Publications 2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore ...
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Richland...
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Richland Operations Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Richland Operations Office Managers ...
Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis - Blank Sheet | Department...
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Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis - Blank Sheet This Staffing Analysis calculation is completed using an Excel worksheet. Information locations are identified by titles in ...
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada...
and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Site Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities ...
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak...
2 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management 2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of...
Microsoft Word - Temporary Staffing SOW 11-2-2015 - FINAL -...
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staffing agency provides financial allowance for staffing agency to offer health care coverage to their employees. 3.0 PROPOSED WORK SCHEDULE AND SPACE 3.1 Unless otherwise...
Appendix F: Chapter 6 - Program Staffing
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
F April 2016 APPENDIX F: Chapter 6 - Program Staffing Appendix F-1: Program Manager Job Announcement with Task List Appendix F-2: Administrative Program Assistant Job Announcement with Task List Guidelines for a State ESPC Program F-1 | page 1 April 2016 APPENDIX F-1: Program Manager Job Announcement with Task List This job announcement for a Program Manager includes academic requirements, required experience and capabilities, and a detailed list of responsibilities. Fill in the highlighted
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Site
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Office | Department of Energy 2 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Site Office 2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Site Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field
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Office | Department of Energy 3 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office 2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address
Staffing for Clean Energy Financing Programs | Department of Energy
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Staffing for Clean Energy Financing Programs Staffing for Clean Energy Financing Programs Any clean energy financing program will need a number of internal champions in each of the organizations involved in designing and putting it in place. Roles and Responsibilities The roles and responsibilities listed below may be split among several different partners who are involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Internal staffing requirements for the government entities operating
2010 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
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Template | Department of Energy Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2010 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE 0 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce
2011 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
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Template | Department of Energy Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2011 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE 0 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office 2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense
2012 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
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Template | Department of Energy Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2012 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE O 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce
2013 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
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Template | Department of Energy Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2013 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE 0 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce
2014 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Template | Department of Energy 4 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2014 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE O 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This
2015 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and
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Template | Department of Energy Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2015 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE O 426.1, requires that managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los...
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Los Alamos Site Office 2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los Alamos Site Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and ...
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los...
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Los Alamos Field Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los Alamos Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and ...
Staffing Guide for Project Management - DOE Directives, Delegations...
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19 Admin Chg 1, Staffing Guide for Project Management by Brian Kong Functional areas: Administrative Change, Program Management, Project Management This Guide provides an approach...
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada...
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Nevada Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop ...
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Nevada Field Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop ...
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - NNSA...
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office 2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - NNSA Production Office Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - NNSA Production Office - 2014...
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Office Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report for SUBJECT: Calendar Year 2014 TO: Ms. Karen Boardman, Chair Federal Technical Capability Panel, EA-50383 Reference:...
Draft - DOE O 325.3, Staffing and Placement
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
The Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for recruiting and staffing all competitive positions and General Schedule excepted service positions under Schedule A, B, and D at DOE.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Livermore Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and ...
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Livermore Field Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and ...
2013 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2013 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability ...
2010 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
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The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE 0 426.1, requires that ... More Documents & Publications 2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - ...
2014 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2014 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability ...
2015 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
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2012 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]
The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability Order, DOE O 426.1, requires that ... More Documents & Publications 2014 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, ...
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak...
Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical ...
2011 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template 2011 Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report Memo, Guidance and Template The Department of Energy Federal Technical Capability ...
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
Site Office Safety System Oversight Staffing Plan - Blank
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
SET Workload Planning for FY09" "Site Office Safety System Oversight Staffing Plan" "Date" "ACTIVITIES","Days for Activity in each Fiscal Year",,,,,,"Notes" ,"FY09","FY10","FY11","...
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA HQ
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Paducah Project Office | Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office 2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Savannah River
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Office | Department of Energy Nevada Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related operational hazards.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Livermore Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related operational hazards.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Nevada Field Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related operational hazards.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Paducah Project Office | Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Richland
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Operations Office | Department of Energy Richland Operations Office 2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Richland Operations Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Livermore Field Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Livermore Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related operational hazards.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Nevada Field Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Nevada Field Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear facility and related operational hazards.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Paducah Project Office | Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense nuclear
2013-10-08 DOE G 413.3-19 staffing model v07 | Department of...
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To request the approval of a new Staffing and Placing Order under DOE O 325.3
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2015-11-05
To create a new Staffing and Placement order that will establish policies and other requirements relating to internal and external staffing and recruitment practices.
Audit of staffing requirements at the Westinghouse Savannah River Company
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1994-01-25
The Westinghouse Savannah River Company operates the Savannah River Site for the US Department of Energy (Department) under a cost-plus-award-fee contract. Department policies require contractors to ensure a high level of performance in operating Department facilities by establishing operating standards, assessing performance against such standards, and holding contractor employees accountable for their performance. The purpose of the audit was to review Westinghouse`s policies and practices for determining staffing requirements. Since assuming responsibility for the Savannah River Site in 1989, Westinghouse increased its staffing by over 4,000 employees. The Department had undertaken some actions to reduce the number of contractor employees at the Savannah River Site. Our audit showed that the use of industry and federal performance work standards in its construction and management activities could enable Westinghouse to further reduce its staff by over 1,800 employees. The potential savings in salaries and benefits associated with such action could be about $399 million over a 5-year period. Additional staffing reductions could be attained through the use of engineered time standards in the maintenance and fabrication shops. In addition, Westinghouse significantly understated, in periodic reports to the Department, the personnel resources applied to accomplish contract requirements. Of course, the actual staffing reductions realized would be largely determined by the manner in which the work standards are implemented and the levels of proficiency attained by the workforce.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
of Environmental Management | Department of Energy Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management 2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los Alamos Site
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Office | Department of Energy Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los Alamos Site Office 2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Los Alamos Site Office Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process continues to cover technical capability needs to address defense
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
of Environmental Management | Department of Energy Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management 2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. This workforce analysis process
Westinghouse, DOE see apples, oranges in IG staffing report
Lobsenz, G.
1994-03-01
The operator of the Energy Department's Savannah River weapons plant has at least 1,800 more employees than it needs, and could save $400 million over a five-year period by cutting its staff accordingly, a DOE inspector general study says. Most of the boat - 1,206 employees - was attributed to excessive numbers of managers, with the inspector general concluding that Westinghouse Savannah River Co. had roughly twice as many layers of management than two other DOE weapons contractors. The study also concluded that Westinghouse in fiscal year 1992 significantly understated its actual staffing levels in reports to DOE, failing to disclose 1,765 full-time employees or the equivalent hours worked. Through such underreporting Westinghouse was able to [open quotes]circumvent staffing ceilings established by the department,[close quotes] the study added. Overall, DOE Inspector General John Layton said Westinghouse's staff levels substantially exceeded those needed for efficient operation of the South Carolina nuclear weapons facility. Layton based his analysis on efficiency standards attained by other DOE weapons plant contractors, such as Martin Marietta Energy Systems at DOE's Oak Ridge, Tenn., plant and EG G Rocky Flats, as well as widely utilized worker performance requirements used by the Navy and private sector companies that perform work similar to that done at Savannah River.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of River Protection
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of River Protection
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of River Protection
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Environmental Management
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
Safety System Oversight Staffing Analysis (Instructions, Blank Sheet and Example Sheet)
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
The Staffing Analysis calculation is completed using an Excel worksheet. Information locations are identified by titles in column or row headings and worksheet locations based on the unmodified blank worksheet attached.
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
anagers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Operations Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Environmental Management
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Field Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Field Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Site Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Field Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Health, Safety and Security
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Idaho Operations Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pantex Site Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of River Protection
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pacific Northwest Site Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pacific Northwest Site Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA Production Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA Production Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Field Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Idaho Operations Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA Service Center
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Los Alamos Field Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Site Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Operations Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Oak Ridge Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Oak Ridge Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Oak Ridge Office
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pacific Northwest Site Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Idaho Operations Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- West Valley Demonstration Project
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pacific Northwest Site Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science Chicago Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Pacific Northwest Site Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Site Office
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Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Environmental Management
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Oak Ridge Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Operations Office
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Los Alamos Field Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science
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2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Science
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Los Alamos Site Office
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2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
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2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Y-12 Site Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- EM Consolidated Business Center
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Health, Safety and Security
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Health, Safety and Security
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Livermore Site Office
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2010 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Livermore Site Office
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Richland Operations Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Environmental Management
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Office of Environmental Management
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Idaho Operations Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Los Alamos Field Office
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2013 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Operations Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Carlsbad Field Office
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2014 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA Production Office
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2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Sandia Site Office
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2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- NNSA Production Office
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2012 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Savannah River Operations Office
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Managers perform an annual workforce analysis of their organization and develop staffing plans that identify technical capabilities and positions they need to ensure safe operation of defense nuclear facilities.
2015 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report- Chief of Nuclear Safety
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The Energy Savings Performance Contracting Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Program (Program Guidelines) provide information, best practices, and resources on how to develop an Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) program. The goal is to increase acceptance and use of ESPC by state and local governments to achieve large-scale and comprehensive energy-saving projects.
Chalasani, P.; Saias, I.; Jha, S.
1996-04-08
As increasingly large volumes of sophisticated options (called derivative securities) are traded in world financial markets, determining a fair price for these options has become an important and difficult computational problem. Many valuation codes use the binomial pricing model, in which the stock price is driven by a random walk. In this model, the value of an n-period option on a stock is the expected time-discounted value of the future cash flow on an n-period stock price path. Path-dependent options are particularly difficult to value since the future cash flow depends on the entire stock price path rather than on just the final stock price. Currently such options are approximately priced by Monte carlo methods with error bounds that hold only with high probability and which are reduced by increasing the number of simulation runs. In this paper the authors show that pricing an arbitrary path-dependent option is {number_sign}-P hard. They show that certain types f path-dependent options can be valued exactly in polynomial time. Asian options are path-dependent options that are particularly hard to price, and for these they design deterministic polynomial-time approximate algorithms. They show that the value of a perpetual American put option (which can be computed in constant time) is in many cases a good approximation to the value of an otherwise identical n-period American put option. In contrast to Monte Carlo methods, the algorithms have guaranteed error bounds that are polynormally small (and in some cases exponentially small) in the maturity n. For the error analysis they derive large-deviation results for random walks that may be of independent interest.
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Location and Service Territory: The Grand Gulf nuclear station lies on a 2,100-acre site near Vicksburg. Construction Cost: 6.325 billion (2007 USD)2 Staffing: Grand Gulf has over ...
Approximate circuits for increased reliability
Hamlet, Jason R.; Mayo, Jackson R.
2015-08-18
Embodiments of the invention describe a Boolean circuit having a voter circuit and a plurality of approximate circuits each based, at least in part, on a reference circuit. The approximate circuits are each to generate one or more output signals based on values of received input signals. The voter circuit is to receive the one or more output signals generated by each of the approximate circuits, and is to output one or more signals corresponding to a majority value of the received signals. At least some of the approximate circuits are to generate an output value different than the reference circuit for one or more input signal values; however, for each possible input signal value, the majority values of the one or more output signals generated by the approximate circuits and received by the voter circuit correspond to output signal result values of the reference circuit.
Approximate circuits for increased reliability
Hamlet, Jason R.; Mayo, Jackson R.
2015-12-22
Embodiments of the invention describe a Boolean circuit having a voter circuit and a plurality of approximate circuits each based, at least in part, on a reference circuit. The approximate circuits are each to generate one or more output signals based on values of received input signals. The voter circuit is to receive the one or more output signals generated by each of the approximate circuits, and is to output one or more signals corresponding to a majority value of the received signals. At least some of the approximate circuits are to generate an output value different than the reference circuit for one or more input signal values; however, for each possible input signal value, the majority values of the one or more output signals generated by the approximate circuits and received by the voter circuit correspond to output signal result values of the reference circuit.
Plasma Physics Approximations in Ares
Managan, R. A.
2015-01-08
Lee & More derived analytic forms for the transport properties of a plasma. Many hydro-codes use their formulae for electrical and thermal conductivity. The coefficients are complex functions of Fermi-Dirac integrals, F_{n}( ÎĽ/Î¸ ), the chemical potential, ÎĽ or Î¶ = ln(1+e^{ ÎĽ/Î¸} ), and the temperature, Î¸ = kT. Since these formulae are expensive to compute, rational function approximations were fit to them. Approximations are also used to find the chemical potential, either ÎĽ or Î¶ . The fits use Î¶ as the independent variable instead of ÎĽ/Î¸ . New fits are provided for A^{Î±} (Î¶ ),A^{Î˛} (Î¶ ), Î¶, f(Î¶ ) = (1 + e^{-ÎĽ/Î¸})F_{1/2}(ÎĽ/Î¸), F_{1/2}'/F_{1/2}, F_{c}^{Î±}, and F_{c}^{Î˛}. In each case the relative error of the fit is minimized since the functions can vary by many orders of magnitude. The new fits are designed to exactly preserve the limiting values in the non-degenerate and highly degenerate limits or as Î¶â†’ 0 or âž. The original fits due to Lee & More and George Zimmerman are presented for comparison.
An approximation technique for jet impingement flow
Najafi, Mahmoud; Fincher, Donald; Rahni, Taeibi; Javadi, KH.; Massah, H.
2015-03-10
The analytical approximate solution of a non-linear jet impingement flow model will be demonstrated. We will show that this is an improvement over the series approximation obtained via the Adomian decomposition method, which is itself, a powerful method for analysing non-linear differential equations. The results of these approximations will be compared to the Runge-Kutta approximation in order to demonstrate their validity.
Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods
Kallman, Jeffrey S
2013-05-21
In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.
A Survey of Techniques for Approximate Computing
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Mittal, Sparsh
2016-03-18
Approximate computing trades off computation quality with the effort expended and as rising performance demands confront with plateauing resource budgets, approximate computing has become, not merely attractive, but even imperative. Here, we present a survey of techniques for approximate computing (AC). We discuss strategies for finding approximable program portions and monitoring output quality, techniques for using AC in different processing units (e.g., CPU, GPU and FPGA), processor components, memory technologies etc., and programming frameworks for AC. Moreover, we classify these techniques based on several key characteristics to emphasize their similarities and differences. Finally, the aim of this paper is tomoreÂ Â» provide insights to researchers into working of AC techniques and inspire more efforts in this area to make AC the mainstream computing approach in future systems.Â«Â less
An improved proximity force approximation for electrostatics
Fosco, Cesar D.; Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, R8402AGP Bariloche ; Lombardo, Fernando C.; IFIBA ; Mazzitelli, Francisco D.
2012-08-15
A quite straightforward approximation for the electrostatic interaction between two perfectly conducting surfaces suggests itself when the distance between them is much smaller than the characteristic lengths associated with their shapes. Indeed, in the so called 'proximity force approximation' the electrostatic force is evaluated by first dividing each surface into a set of small flat patches, and then adding up the forces due two opposite pairs, the contributions of which are approximated as due to pairs of parallel planes. This approximation has been widely and successfully applied in different contexts, ranging from nuclear physics to Casimir effect calculations. We present here an improvement on this approximation, based on a derivative expansion for the electrostatic energy contained between the surfaces. The results obtained could be useful for discussing the geometric dependence of the electrostatic force, and also as a convenient benchmark for numerical analyses of the tip-sample electrostatic interaction in atomic force microscopes. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proximity force approximation (PFA) has been widely used in different areas. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The PFA can be improved using a derivative expansion in the shape of the surfaces. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We use the improved PFA to compute electrostatic forces between conductors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The results can be used as an analytic benchmark for numerical calculations in AFM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Insight is provided for people who use the PFA to compute nuclear and Casimir forces.
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Second derivatives for approximate spin projection methods
Thompson, Lee M.; Hratchian, Hrant P.
2015-02-07
The use of broken-symmetry electronic structure methods is required in order to obtain correct behavior of electronically strained open-shell systems, such as transition states, biradicals, and transition metals. This approach often has issues with spin contamination, which can lead to significant errors in predicted energies, geometries, and properties. Approximate projection schemes are able to correct for spin contamination and can often yield improved results. To fully make use of these methods and to carry out exploration of the potential energy surface, it is desirable to develop an efficient second energy derivative theory. In this paper, we formulate the analytical second derivatives for the Yamaguchi approximate projection scheme, building on recent work that has yielded an efficient implementation of the analytical first derivatives.
Relativistic Random Phase Approximation At Finite Temperature
Niu, Y. F.; Paar, N.; Vretenar, D.; Meng, J.
2009-08-26
The fully self-consistent finite temperature relativistic random phase approximation (FTRRPA) has been established in the single-nucleon basis of the temperature dependent Dirac-Hartree model (FTDH) based on effective Lagrangian with density dependent meson-nucleon couplings. Illustrative calculations in the FTRRPA framework show the evolution of multipole responses of {sup 132}Sn with temperature. With increased temperature, in both monopole and dipole strength distributions additional transitions appear in the low energy region due to the new opened particle-particle and hole-hole transition channels.
Semiclassical approximation to supersymmetric quantum gravity
Kiefer, Claus; Lueck, Tobias; Moniz, Paulo
2005-08-15
We develop a semiclassical approximation scheme for the constraint equations of supersymmetric canonical quantum gravity. This is achieved by a Born-Oppenheimer type of expansion, in analogy to the case of the usual Wheeler-DeWitt equation. The formalism is only consistent if the states at each order depend on the gravitino field. We recover at consecutive orders the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, the functional Schroedinger equation, and quantum gravitational correction terms to this Schroedinger equation. In particular, the following consequences are found: (i) the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and therefore the background spacetime must involve the gravitino, (ii) a (many-fingered) local time parameter has to be present on super Riem {sigma} (the space of all possible tetrad and gravitino fields) (iii) quantum supersymmetric gravitational corrections affect the evolution of the very early Universe. The physical meaning of these equations and results, in particular, the similarities to and differences from the pure bosonic case, are discussed.
Magnetic reconnection under anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic approximation
Hirabayashi, K.; Hoshino, M.
2013-11-15
We study the formation of slow-mode shocks in collisionless magnetic reconnection by using one- and two-dimensional collisionless MHD codes based on the double adiabatic approximation and the Landau closure model. We bridge the gap between the Petschek-type MHD reconnection model accompanied by a pair of slow shocks and the observational evidence of the rare occasion of in-situ slow shock observations. Our results showed that once magnetic reconnection takes place, a firehose-sense (p{sub ?}>p{sub ?}) pressure anisotropy arises in the downstream region, and the generated slow shocks are quite weak comparing with those in an isotropic MHD. In spite of the weakness of the shocks, however, the resultant reconnection rate is 10%–30% higher than that in an isotropic case. This result implies that the slow shock does not necessarily play an important role in the energy conversion in the reconnection system and is consistent with the satellite observation in the Earth's magnetosphere.
Approximate Model for Turbulent Stagnation Point Flow.
Dechant, Lawrence
2016-01-01
Here we derive an approximate turbulent self-similar model for a class of favorable pressure gradient wedge-like flows, focusing on the stagnation point limit. While the self-similar model provides a useful gross flow field estimate this approach must be combined with a near wall model is to determine skin friction and by Reynolds analogy the heat transfer coefficient. The combined approach is developed in detail for the stagnation point flow problem where turbulent skin friction and Nusselt number results are obtained. Comparison to the classical Van Driest (1958) result suggests overall reasonable agreement. Though the model is only valid near the stagnation region of cylinders and spheres it nonetheless provides a reasonable model for overall cylinder and sphere heat transfer. The enhancement effect of free stream turbulence upon the laminar flow is used to derive a similar expression which is valid for turbulent flow. Examination of free stream enhanced laminar flow suggests that the rather than enhancement of a laminar flow behavior free stream disturbance results in early transition to turbulent stagnation point behavior. Excellent agreement is shown between enhanced laminar flow and turbulent flow behavior for high levels, e.g. 5% of free stream turbulence. Finally the blunt body turbulent stagnation results are shown to provide realistic heat transfer results for turbulent jet impingement problems.
Bond selective chemistry beyond the adiabatic approximation
Butler, L.J.
1993-12-01
One of the most important challenges in chemistry is to develop predictive ability for the branching between energetically allowed chemical reaction pathways. Such predictive capability, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the important molecular interactions, is essential to the development and utilization of new fuels and the design of efficient combustion processes. Existing transition state and exact quantum theories successfully predict the branching between available product channels for systems in which each reaction coordinate can be adequately described by different paths along a single adiabatic potential energy surface. In particular, unimolecular dissociation following thermal, infrared multiphoton, or overtone excitation in the ground state yields a branching between energetically allowed product channels which can be successfully predicted by the application of statistical theories, i.e. the weakest bond breaks. (The predictions are particularly good for competing reactions in which when there is no saddle point along the reaction coordinates, as in simple bond fission reactions.) The predicted lack of bond selectivity results from the assumption of rapid internal vibrational energy redistribution and the implicit use of a single adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface for the reaction. However, the adiabatic approximation is not valid for the reaction of a wide variety of energetic materials and organic fuels; coupling between the electronic states of the reacting species play a a key role in determining the selectivity of the chemical reactions induced. The work described below investigated the central role played by coupling between electronic states in polyatomic molecules in determining the selective branching between energetically allowed fragmentation pathways in two key systems.
ANALOG QUANTUM NEURON FOR FUNCTIONS APPROXIMATION A. EZHOV; A...
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FOR FUNCTIONS APPROXIMATION A. EZHOV; A. KHROMOV; G. BERMAN 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; IMPLEMENTATION; NERVE CELLS; WAVEGUIDES We describe a system able...
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from the spectator quark (referred to as the relativistic impulse approximation). In this study we also include the contributions from the poles of the quark which interacts with ...
How to Solve Schroedinger Problems by Approximating the Potential Function
Ledoux, Veerle; Van Daele, Marnix
2010-09-30
We give a survey over the efforts in the direction of solving the Schroedinger equation by using piecewise approximations of the potential function. Two types of approximating potentials have been considered in the literature, that is piecewise constant and piecewise linear functions. For polynomials of higher degree the approximating problem is not so easy to integrate analytically. This obstacle can be circumvented by using a perturbative approach to construct the solution of the approximating problem, leading to the so-called piecewise perturbation methods (PPM). We discuss the construction of a PPM in its most convenient form for applications and show that different PPM versions (CPM,LPM) are in fact equivalent.
A Multithreaded Algorithm for Network Alignment Via Approximate...
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The best current approaches are entirely heuristic, and are iterative in nature. They generate real-valued heuristic approximations that must be rounded to find integer solutions. ...
Quasiparticle random-phase approximation with interactions from...
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Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
Tanji, Naoto; Epelbaum, Thomas; Gelis, Francois; Wu, Bin
2014-12-30
We study the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since one has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.
Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
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Epelbaum, Thomas; Gelis, FranĂ§ois; Tanji, Naoto; Wu, Bin
2014-12-30
We examine the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since onemoreÂ Â» has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.Â«Â less
Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
Epelbaum, Thomas; Gelis, FranĂ§ois; Tanji, Naoto; Wu, Bin
2014-12-30
We examine the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since one has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.
Higher-degree linear approximations of nonlinear systems
Karahan, S.
1989-01-01
In this dissertation, the author develops a new method for obtaining higher degree linear approximations of nonlinear control systems. The standard approach in the analysis and synthesis of nonlinear systems is a first order approximation by a linear model. This is usually performed by obtaining a series expansion of the system at some nominal operating point and retaining only the first degree terms in the series. The accuracy of this approximation depends on how far the system moves away from the normal point, and on the relative magnitudes of the higher degree terms in the series expansion. The approximation is achieved by finding an appropriate nonlinear coordinate transformation-feedback pair to perform the higher degree linearization. With the proposed method, one can improve the accuracy of the approximation up to arbitrarily higher degrees, provided certain solvability conditions are satisfied. The Hunt-Su linearizability theorem makes these conditions precise. This approach is similar to Poincare's Normal Form Theorem in formulation, but different in its solution method. After some mathematical background the author derives a set of equations (called the Homological Equations). A solution to this system of linear equations is equivalent to the solution to the problem of approximate linearization. However, it is generally not possible to solve the system of equations exactly. He outlines a method for systematically finding approximate solutions to these equations using singular value decomposition, while minimizing an error with respect to some defined norm.
Communication: Improved pair approximations in local coupled-cluster methods
Schwilk, Max; Werner, Hans-Joachim; Usvyat, Denis
2015-03-28
In local coupled cluster treatments the electron pairs can be classified according to the magnitude of their energy contributions or distances into strong, close, weak, and distant pairs. Different approximations are introduced for the latter three classes. In this communication, an improved simplified treatment of close and weak pairs is proposed, which is based on long-range cancellations of individually slowly decaying contributions in the amplitude equations. Benchmark calculations for correlation, reaction, and activation energies demonstrate that these approximations work extremely well, while pair approximations based on local second-order MĂ¸ller-Plesset theory can lead to errors that are 1-2 orders of magnitude larger.
Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources
Wallace, O.J.; Bokharee, S.A.
1993-03-01
This report provides two new approximate formulas for the flux at detector points outside the radial and axial extensions of a homogeneous cylindrical source and improved approximate formulas for the flux at points opposite rectangular surface sources. These formulas extend the range of geometries for which analytic approximations may be used by shield design engineers to make rapid scoping studies and check more extensive calculations for reasonableness. These formulas can be used to support skeptical, independent evaluations and are also valuable teaching tools for introducing shield designers to complex shield analyses.
Staffing Guide for Project Management
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2010-06-03
This Guide provides an approach to determining the appropriate level and type of federal personnel needed to effectively plan, direct, and oversee project execution. Admin Chg 1, dated 10-12-11, cancels DOE G 413.3-19.
Staffing Guide for Project Management
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
2010-06-03
This Guide provides an approach to determining the appropriate level and type of federal personnel needed to effectively plan, direct, and oversee project execution. Admin Chg 1, dated 10-12-11, cancels DOE G 413.3-19. Admin Chg 2 dated 10-22-2015.
Integral approximations to classical diffusion and smoothed particle hydrodynamics
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Du, Qiang; Lehoucq, R. B.; Tartakovsky, A. M.
2014-12-31
The contribution of the paper is the approximation of a classical diffusion operator by an integral equation with a volume constraint. A particular focus is on classical diffusion problems associated with Neumann boundary conditions. By exploiting this approximation, we can also approximate other quantities such as the flux out of a domain. Our analysis of the model equation on the continuum level is closely related to the recent work on nonlocal diffusion and peridynamic mechanics. In particular, we elucidate the role of a volumetric constraint as an approximation to a classical Neumann boundary condition in the presence of physical boundary.moreÂ Â» The volume-constrained integral equation then provides the basis for accurate and robust discretization methods. As a result, an immediate application is to the understanding and improvement of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method.Â«Â less
Second post-Newtonian approximation of Einstein-aether theory
Xie Yi; Huang Tianyi
2008-06-15
In this paper, second post-Newtonian approximation of Einstein-aether theory is obtained by Chandrasekhar's approach. Five parametrized post-Newtonian parameters in first post-Newtonian approximation are presented after a time transformation and they are identical with previous works, in which {gamma}=1, {beta}=1, and two preferred-frame parameters remain. Meanwhile, in second post-Newtonian approximation, a parameter, which represents third order nonlinearity for gravity, is zero--the same as in general relativity. For an application for future deep space laser ranging missions, we reduce the metric coefficients for light propagation in a case of N point masses as a simplified model of the Solar System. The resulting light deflection angle in second post-Newtonian approximation poses another constraint on the Einstein-aether theory.
Exact and approximate Kohn-Sham potentials in ensemble density...
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Title: Exact and approximate Kohn-Sham potentials in ensemble density-functional theory Authors: Yang, Zeng-hui ; Trail, John R. ; Pribram-Jones, Aurora ; Burke, Kieron ; Needs, ...
Berkel, M. van; Hogeweij, G. M. D.; Tamura, N.; Ida, K.; Zwart, H. J.; Inagaki, S.; Baar, M. R. de
2014-11-15
In this paper, a number of new explicit approximations are introduced to estimate the perturbative diffusivity (Ď‡), convectivity (V), and damping (Ď„) in a cylindrical geometry. For this purpose, the harmonic components of heat waves induced by localized deposition of modulated power are used. The approximations are based upon the heat equation in a semi-infinite cylindrical domain. The approximations are based upon continued fractions, asymptotic expansions, and multiple harmonics. The relative error for the different derived approximations is presented for different values of frequency, transport coefficients, and dimensionless radius. Moreover, it is shown how combinations of different explicit formulas can yield good approximations over a wide parameter space for different cases, such as no convection and damping, only damping, and both convection and damping. This paper is the second part (Part II) of a series of three papers. In Part I, the semi-infinite slab approximations have been treated. In Part III, cylindrical approximations are treated for heat waves traveling towards the center of the plasma.
Berkel, M. van; Zwart, H. J.; Tamura, N.; Ida, K.; Hogeweij, G. M. D.; Inagaki, S.; Baar, M. R. de
2014-11-15
In this paper, a number of new approximations are introduced to estimate the perturbative diffusivity (Ď‡), convectivity (V), and damping (Ď„) in cylindrical geometry. For this purpose, the harmonic components of heat waves induced by localized deposition of modulated power are used. The approximations are based on semi-infinite slab approximations of the heat equation. The main result is the approximation of Ď‡ under the influence of V and Ď„ based on the phase of two harmonics making the estimate less sensitive to calibration errors. To understand why the slab approximations can estimate Ď‡ well in cylindrical geometry, the relationships between heat transport models in slab and cylindrical geometry are studied. In addition, the relationship between amplitude and phase with respect to their derivatives, used to estimate Ď‡, is discussed. The results are presented in terms of the relative error for the different derived approximations for different values of frequency, transport coefficients, and dimensionless radius. The approximations show a significant region in which Ď‡, V, and Ď„ can be estimated well, but also regions in which the error is large. Also, it is shown that some compensation is necessary to estimate V and Ď„ in a cylindrical geometry. On the other hand, errors resulting from the simplified assumptions are also discussed showing that estimating realistic values for V and Ď„ based on infinite domains will be difficult in practice. This paper is the first part (Part I) of a series of three papers. In Part II and Part III, cylindrical approximations based directly on semi-infinite cylindrical domain (outward propagating heat pulses) and inward propagating heat pulses in a cylindrical domain, respectively, will be treated.
Variational principles with Padé approximants for tearing mode analysis
Cole, Andrew J.; Finn, John M.
2014-03-15
Tearing modes occur in several distinct physical regimes, and it is often important to compute the inner layer response for these modes with various effects. There is a need for an approximate and efficient method of solving the inner layer equations in all these regimes. In this paper, we introduce a method of solving the inner layer equations based on using a variational principle with Padé approximants. For all the regimes considered, the main layer equations to be solved are inhomogeneous, and Padé approximants give a convenient and efficient method of satisfying the correct asymptotic behavior at the edge of the layer. Results using this variational principle—Padé approximant method in three of these regimes is presented. These regimes are the constant-? resistive-inertial (RI) regime, the constant-? viscoresistive regime, and the non-constant-? inviscid tearing regime. The last regime includes the constant-? RI regime and the inertial regime. The results show that reasonable accuracy can be obtained very efficiently with Padé approximants having a small number of parameters.
Fokker-Planck approximation of monoenergetic transport processes
Boergers, C.; Larsen, E.W.
1994-12-31
For transport problems with highly forward-peaked scattering, the transport equation is often approximated by the Fokker-Planck equation or, if large-angle scattering is deemed sufficiently important, by the Boltzmann-Fokker-Planck equation. In this paper, we state a simple, necessary, and sufficient condition for the validity of the simpler Fokker-Planck approximation for monoenergetic particle transport. We also show that for screened Rutherford scattering, the Fokker-Planck approximation is only marginally valid and is inaccurate unless the scattering is extremely forward peaked. (The same is true for more sophisticated models of elastic scattering of charged particles. In this paper, we restrict ourselves to screened Rutherford scattering for simplicity). More details on the results presented here will be given in forthcoming publications.
Approximate Bisimulation-Based Reduction of Power System Dynamic Models
Stankovic, AM; Dukic, SD; Saric, AT
2015-05-01
In this paper we propose approximate bisimulation relations and functions for reduction of power system dynamic models in differential- algebraic (descriptor) form. The full-size dynamic model is obtained by linearization of the nonlinear transient stability model. We generalize theoretical results on approximate bisimulation relations and bisimulation functions, originally derived for a class of constrained linear systems, to linear systems in descriptor form. An algorithm for transient stability assessment is proposed and used to determine whether the power system is able to maintain the synchronism after a large disturbance. Two benchmark power systems are used to illustrate the proposed algorithm and to evaluate the applicability of approximate bisimulation relations and bisimulation functions for reduction of the power system dynamic models.
On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection
Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S.
1997-04-01
This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.
Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients
Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)
2009-08-31
Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.
Approximations of very weak solutions to boundary-value problems.
Berggren, Martin Olof
2003-03-01
Standard weak solutions to the Poisson problem on a bounded domain have square-integrable derivatives, which limits the admissible regularity of inhomogeneous data. The concept of solution may be further weakened in order to define solutions when data is rough, such as for inhomogeneous Dirichlet data that is only square-integrable over the boundary. Such very weak solutions satisfy a nonstandard variational form (u, v) = G(v). A Galerkin approximation combined with an approximation of the right-hand side G defines a finite-element approximation of the very weak solution. Applying conforming linear elements leads to a discrete solution equivalent to the text-book finite-element solution to the Poisson problem in which the boundary data is approximated by L{sub 2}-projections. The L{sub 2} convergence rate of the discrete solution is O(h{sub s}) for some s {element_of} (0,1/2) that depends on the shape of the domain, asserting a polygonal (two-dimensional) or polyhedral (three-dimensional) domain without slits and (only) square-integrable boundary data.
Doorway states in the random-phase approximation
De Pace, A.; Molinari, A.; WeidenmĂĽller, H.A.
2014-12-15
By coupling a doorway state to a sea of random background states, we develop the theory of doorway states in the framework of the random-phase approximation (RPA). Because of the symmetry of the RPA equations, that theory is radically different from the standard description of doorway states in the shell model. We derive the Pastur equation in the limit of large matrix dimension and show that the results agree with those of matrix diagonalization in large spaces. The complexity of the Pastur equation does not allow for an analytical approach that would approximately describe the doorway state. Our numerical results display unexpected features: The coupling of the doorway state with states of opposite energy leads to strong mutual attraction.
Thermal effects and sudden decay approximation in the curvaton scenario
Kitajima, Naoya; Takesako, Tomohiro; Yokoyama, Shuichiro; Langlois, David; Takahashi, Tomo E-mail: langlois@apc.univ-paris7.fr E-mail: takesako@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp
2014-10-01
We study the impact of a temperature-dependent curvaton decay rate on the primordial curvature perturbation generated in the curvaton scenario. Using the familiar sudden decay approximation, we obtain an analytical expression for the curvature perturbation after the decay of the curvaton. We then investigate numerically the evolution of the background and of the perturbations during the decay. We first show that the instantaneous transfer coefficient, related to the curvaton energy fraction at the decay, can be extended into a more general parameter, which depends on the net transfer of the curvaton energy into radiation energy or, equivalently, on the total entropy ratio after the complete curvaton decay. We then compute the curvature perturbation and compare this result with the sudden decay approximation prediction.
Data approximation using a blending type spline construction
Dalmo, Rune; Bratlie, Jostein
2014-11-18
Generalized expo-rational B-splines (GERBS) is a blending type spline construction where local functions at each knot are blended together by C{sup k}-smooth basis functions. One way of approximating discrete regular data using GERBS is by partitioning the data set into subsets and fit a local function to each subset. Partitioning and fitting strategies can be devised such that important or interesting data points are interpolated in order to preserve certain features. We present a method for fitting discrete data using a tensor product GERBS construction. The method is based on detection of feature points using differential geometry. Derivatives, which are necessary for feature point detection and used to construct local surface patches, are approximated from the discrete data using finite differences.
The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison
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Project (McMIP) The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison Project (McMIP) Barker, Howard Meteorological Service of Canada Cole, Jason Meteorological Service of Canada Raisanen, Petri Finnish Meteorological Institute Pincus, Robert NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center Morcrette, Jean-Jacques European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Li, Jiangnan Canadian Center for Climate Modelling Stephens, Graeme Colorado State University Vaillancourt, Paul
COMPLEXITY & APPROXIMABILITY OF QUANTIFIED & STOCHASTIC CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION PROBLEMS
H. B. HUNT; M. V. MARATHE; R. E. STEARNS
2001-06-01
Let D be an arbitrary (not necessarily finite) nonempty set, let C be a finite set of constant symbols denoting arbitrary elements of D, and let S and T be an arbitrary finite set of finite-arity relations on D. We denote the problem of determining the satisfiability of finite conjunctions of relations in S applied to variables (to variables and symbols in C) by SAT(S) (by SATc(S).) Here, we study simultaneously the complexity of decision, counting, maximization and approximate maximization problems, for unquantified, quantified and stochastically quantified formulas. We present simple yet general techniques to characterize simultaneously, the complexity or efficient approximability of a number of versions/variants of the problems SAT(S), Q-SAT(S), S-SAT(S),MAX-Q-SAT(S) etc., for many different such D,C,S,T. These versions/variants include decision, counting, maximization and approximate maximization problems, for unquantified, quantified and stochastically quantified formulas. Our unified approach is based on the following two basic concepts: (i) strongly-local replacements/reductions and (ii) relational/algebraic representability. Some of the results extend the earlier results in [Pa85,LMP99,CF+93,CF+94] Our techniques and results reported here also provide significant steps towards obtaining dichotomy theorems, for a number of the problems above, including the problems MAX-Q-SAT(S), and MAX-S-SAT(S). The discovery of such dichotomy theorems, for unquantified formulas, has received significant recent attention in the literature [CF+93, CF+94, Cr95, KSW97]. Keywords: NP-hardness; Approximation Algorithms; PSPACE-hardness; Quantified and Stochastic Constraint Satisfaction Problems.
Crossing contours in the interacting boson approximation (IBA) symmetry triangle
McCutchan, E. A.; Casten, R. F.
2006-11-15
Constant contours of basic observables are discussed in the context of the interacting boson approximation (IBA) symmetry triangle. Contours that exhibit orthogonal crossing within the triangle are presented as a method for determining a set of parameter values for a particular nucleus and trajectories for isotopic chains. A set of contours that highlights a class of nuclei that are outside the two-parameter IBA-1 Hamitonian space is also presented.
Exploring the Random Phase Approximately for materials chemistry and physics
Ruzsinsky, Adrienn
2015-03-23
This proposal focuses on improved accuracy for the delicate energy differences of interest in materials chemistry with the fully nonlocal random phase approximation (RPA) in a density functional context. Could RPA or RPA-like approaches become standard methods of first-principles electronic-structure calculation for atoms, molecules, solids, surfaces, and nano-structures? Direct RPA includes the full exact exchange energy and a nonlocal correlation energy from the occupied and unoccupied Kohn-Sham orbitals and orbital energies, with an approximate but universal description of long-range van der Waals attraction. RPA also improves upon simple pair-wise interaction potentials or vdW density functional theory. This improvement is essential to capture accurate energy differences in metals and different phases of semiconductors. The applications in this proposal are challenges for the simpler approximations of Kohn-Sham density functional theory, which are part of the current â€śstandard modelâ€ť for quantum chemistry and condensed matter physics. Within this project we already applied RPA on different structural phase transitions on semiconductors, metals and molecules. Although RPA predicts accurate structural parameters, RPA has proven not equally accurate in all kinds of structural phase transitions. Therefore a correction to RPA can be necessary in many cases. We are currently implementing and testing a nonempirical, spatially nonlocal, frequency-dependent model for the exchange-correlation kernel in the adiabatic-connection fluctuation-dissipation context. This kernel predicts a nearly-exact correlation energy for the electron gas of uniform density. If RPA or RPA-like approaches prove to be reliably accurate, then expected increases in computer power may make them standard in the electronic-structure calculations of the future.
COMPLEXITY&APPROXIMABILITY OF QUANTIFIED&STOCHASTIC CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION PROBLEMS
Hunt, H. B.; Marathe, M. V.; Stearns, R. E.
2001-01-01
Let D be an arbitrary (not necessarily finite) nonempty set, let C be a finite set of constant symbols denoting arbitrary elements of D, and let S and T be an arbitrary finite set of finite-arity relations on D. We denote the problem of determining the satisfiability of finite conjunctions of relations in S applied to variables (to variables and symbols in C) by SAT(S) (by SATc(S).) Here, we study simultaneously the complexity of decision, counting, maximization and approximate maximization problems, for unquantified, quantified and stochastically quantified formulas. We present simple yet general techniques to characterize simultaneously, the complexity or efficient approximability of a number of versions/variants of the problems SAT(S), Q-SAT(S), S-SAT(S),MAX-Q-SAT(S) etc., for many different such D,C ,S, T. These versions/variants include decision, counting, maximization and approximate maximization problems, for unquantified, quantified and stochastically quantified formulas. Our unified approach is based on the following two basic concepts: (i) strongly-local replacements/reductions and (ii) relational/algebraic represent ability. Some of the results extend the earlier results in [Pa85,LMP99,CF+93,CF+94O]u r techniques and results reported here also provide significant steps towards obtaining dichotomy theorems, for a number of the problems above, including the problems MAX-&-SAT( S), and MAX-S-SAT(S). The discovery of such dichotomy theorems, for unquantified formulas, has received significant recent attention in the literature [CF+93,CF+94,Cr95,KSW97
Compton scattering from positronium and validity of the impulse approximation
Kaliman, Z.; Pisk, K.; Pratt, R. H.
2011-05-15
The cross sections for Compton scattering from positronium are calculated in the range from 1 to 100 keV incident photon energy. The calculations are based on the A{sup 2} term of the photon-electron or photon-positron interaction. Unlike in hydrogen, the scattering occurs from two centers and the interference effect plays an important role for energies below 8 keV. Because of the interference, the criterion for validity of the impulse approximation for positronium is more restrictive compared to that for hydrogen.
Multigroup Free-atom Doppler-broadening Approximation. Experiment
Gray, Mark Girard
2015-11-06
The multigroup energy Doppler-broadening approximation agrees with continuous energy Dopplerbroadening generally to within ten percent for the total cross sections of ^{1}H,^{ 56}Fe, and ^{235}U at 250 lanl. Although this is probably not good enough for broadening from room temperature through the entire temperature range in production use, it is better than any interpolation scheme between temperatures proposed to date, and may be good enough for extrapolation from high temperatures. The method deserves further study since additional improvements are possible.
Structural physical approximations of unphysical maps and generalized quantum measurements
Fiurasek, Jaromir
2002-11-01
We investigate properties of the structural physical approximation (SPA) of the partial transposition map recently introduced by Horodecki and Ekert [Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 127902 (2002)]. We focus on the case of two-qubit states and show that in this case the map has the structure of a generalized quantum measurement followed by the preparation of a suitable output state. We also introduce SPA for a map that transforms two copies of density matrix of a single qubit onto a square of that matrix. We prove that also this map is essentially a generalized quantum measurement.
A multiscale two-point flux-approximation method
Mřyner, Olav Lie, Knut-Andreas
2014-10-15
A large number of multiscale finite-volume methods have been developed over the past decade to compute conservative approximations to multiphase flow problems in heterogeneous porous media. In particular, several iterative and algebraic multiscale frameworks that seek to reduce the fine-scale residual towards machine precision have been presented. Common for all such methods is that they rely on a compatible primal–dual coarse partition, which makes it challenging to extend them to stratigraphic and unstructured grids. Herein, we propose a general idea for how one can formulate multiscale finite-volume methods using only a primal coarse partition. To this end, we use two key ingredients that are computed numerically: (i) elementary functions that correspond to flow solutions used in transmissibility upscaling, and (ii) partition-of-unity functions used to combine elementary functions into basis functions. We exemplify the idea by deriving a multiscale two-point flux-approximation (MsTPFA) method, which is robust with regards to strong heterogeneities in the permeability field and can easily handle general grids with unstructured fine- and coarse-scale connections. The method can easily be adapted to arbitrary levels of coarsening, and can be used both as a standalone solver and as a preconditioner. Several numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate that the MsTPFA method can be used to solve elliptic pressure problems on a wide variety of geological models in a robust and efficient manner.
Approximate Weighted Matching On Emerging Manycore and Multithreaded Architectures
Halappanavar, Mahantesh; Feo, John T.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Pothen, Alex
2012-11-30
Graph matching is a prototypical combinatorial problem with many applications in computer science and scientific computing, but algorithms for computing optimal matchings are challenging to parallelize. Approximate matching algorithms provide an alternate route for parallelization, and in many contexts compute near-optimal matchings for large-scale graphs. We present sharedmemory parallel implementations for computing half-approximate weighted matching on state-of-the-art multicore (Intel Nehalem and AMD Magny-Cours), manycore (Nvidia Tesla and Nvidia Fermi) and massively multithreaded (Cray XMT) platforms. We provide two implementations: the first implementation uses shared work queues, and is suited to all these platforms; the second implementation is based on dataflow principles, and exploits the architectural features of the Cray XMT. Using a carefully chosen dataset that exhibits characteristics from a wide range of real-world applications, we show scalable performance across different platforms. In particular, for one instance of the input, an R-MAT graph (RMAT-G), we show speedups of: about 32 on 48 cores of an AMD Magny-Cours; 7 on 8 cores of Intel Nehalem; 3 on Nvidia Tesla and 10 on Nvidia Fermi relative to one core of Intel Nehalem; and 60 on 128 processors of Cray XMT. We demonstrate good weak and strong scaling for graphs with up to a billion edges using up to 12, 800 threads. Given the breadth of this work, we focus on simplicity and portability of software rather than excessive fine-tuning for each platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such large-scale study of the half-approximate weighted matching problem on shared-memory platforms. Driven by the critical enabling role of combinatorial algorithms such as matching in scientific computing and the emergence of informatics applications, there is a growing demand to support irregular computations on current and future computing platforms. In this context, we evaluate the capability
Bonatsos, Dennis; Karampagia, S.; Casten, R. F.
2011-05-15
Using a contraction of the SU(3) algebra to the algebra of the rigid rotator in the large-boson-number limit of the interacting boson approximation (IBA) model, a line is found inside the symmetry triangle of the IBA, along which the SU(3) symmetry is preserved. The line extends from the SU(3) vertex to near the critical line of the first-order shape/phase transition separating the spherical and prolate deformed phases, and it lies within the Alhassid-Whelan arc of regularity, the unique valley of regularity connecting the SU(3) and U(5) vertices in the midst of chaotic regions. In addition to providing an explanation for the existence of the arc of regularity, the present line represents an example of an analytically determined approximate symmetry in the interior of the symmetry triangle of the IBA. The method is applicable to algebraic models possessing subalgebras amenable to contraction. This condition is equivalent to algebras in which the equilibrium ground state and its rotational band become energetically isolated from intrinsic excitations, as typified by deformed solutions to the IBA for large numbers of valence nucleons.
Above-threshold ionization beyond the dipole approximation
Klaiber, Michael; Hatsagortsyan, Karen Z.; Keitel, Christoph H.
2005-03-01
A generalization of the analytical theory of above-threshold ionization in the single active electron approximation is developed while taking into account leading non-dipole and relativistic corrections in the starting Hamiltonian. Special interest is placed on the high energy part of the photoelectron spectrum which consists of a plateau and a characteristic cutoff. It is shown that the correction due to the magnetic component of the laser field gives rise to a decrease of the plateau height, an increase of the maximal cutoff energy, and a drift of the emitted electrons in propagation direction of the laser field. Furthermore, the influence of the relativistic mass shift may become non-neglible by reducing the cutoff energy significantly. Spin effects or the Zitterbewegung play a comparably minor role in the investigated parameter regime of suboptical frequencies and high but not ultra-high laser intensities.
Surface wake in the random-phase approximation
Garcia de Abajo, F.J. ); Echenique, P.M. )
1993-11-01
The scalar-electric-potential distribution set up by an ion traveling in the vicinity of a plane solid-vacuum interface, that is, the surface-wake potential, is investigated with the specular-reflection model to describe the response of the surface and with the random-phase approximation for the dielectric function of the bulk material. This permits us to address the study of the low-velocity surface wake: the static potential is found to have a dip at the position of the ion; that dip is shifted towards the direction opposite to the velocity vector for velocities smaller than the threshold of creation of plasmons ([approx]1.3[ital v][sub [ital F
Mixed series in ultraspherical polynomials and their approximation properties
Sharapudinov, I I
2003-04-30
New (mixed) series in ultraspherical polynomials P{sub n}{sup {alpha}}{sup ,{alpha}}(x) are introduced. The basic difference between a mixed series in the polynomials P{sub n}{sup {alpha}}{sup ,{alpha}}(x) and a Fourier series in the same polynomials is as follows: a mixed series contains terms of the form (2{sup r}f{sub r,k}{sup {alpha}})/(k+2{alpha}){sup [r]}) P{sub k+r}{sup {alpha}}{sup -r,{alpha}}{sup -r}(x), where 1{<=}r is an integer and f{sub r,k}{sup {alpha}} is the kth Fourier coefficient of the derivative f{sup (r)}(x) with respect to the ultraspherical polynomials P{sub k}{sup {alpha}}{sup ,{alpha}}(x). It is shown that the partial sums Y{sub n+2r}{sup {alpha}}(f,x) of a mixed series in the polynomial P{sub k}{sup {alpha}}{sup ,{alpha}}(x) contrast favourably with Fourier sums S{sub n}{sup {alpha}}(f,x) in the same polynomials as regards their approximation properties in classes of differentiable and analytic functions, and also in classes of functions of variable smoothness. In particular, the Y{sub n+2r}{sup {alpha}}(f,x) can be used for the simultaneous approximation of a function f(x) and its derivatives of orders up to (r- 1), whereas the S{sub n}{sup {alpha}}(f,x) are not suitable for this purpose.
Markov Jump Processes Approximating a Non-Symmetric Generalized Diffusion
Limic, Nedzad
2011-08-15
Consider a non-symmetric generalized diffusion X( Dot-Operator ) in Double-Struck-Capital-R {sup d} determined by the differential operator A(x) = -{Sigma}{sub ij} {partial_derivative}{sub i}a{sub ij}(x){partial_derivative}{sub j} + {Sigma}{sub i} b{sub i}(x){partial_derivative}{sub i}. In this paper the diffusion process is approximated by Markov jump processes X{sub n}( Dot-Operator ), in homogeneous and isotropic grids G{sub n} Subset-Of Double-Struck-Capital-R {sup d}, which converge in distribution in the Skorokhod space D([0,{infinity}), Double-Struck-Capital-R {sup d}) to the diffusion X( Dot-Operator ). The generators of X{sub n}( Dot-Operator ) are constructed explicitly. Due to the homogeneity and isotropy of grids, the proposed method for d{>=}3 can be applied to processes for which the diffusion tensor {l_brace}a{sub ij}(x){r_brace}{sub 11}{sup dd} fulfills an additional condition. The proposed construction offers a simple method for simulation of sample paths of non-symmetric generalized diffusion. Simulations are carried out in terms of jump processes X{sub n}( Dot-Operator ). For piece-wise constant functions a{sub ij} on Double-Struck-Capital-R {sup d} and piece-wise continuous functions a{sub ij} on Double-Struck-Capital-R {sup 2} the construction and principal algorithm are described enabling an easy implementation into a computer code.
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A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes
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Ekdahl, Carl
2016-06-10
A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of a relativistic electron diode is presented. The approximation is accurate from non-relativistic through relativistic electron energies. Although it is empirically developed, it has many of the fundamental properties of the exact diode solutions. Lastly, the approximation is simple enough to be remembered and worked on almost any pocket calculator, so it has proven to be quite useful on the laboratory floor.
Wu, H.; Wang, R.; Liu, Y.; Zhao, E. , P.O. Box 8730, Beijing Physics Department, Suzhou University, Suzhou Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing )
1992-04-01
The double-charge-exchange (DCX) reaction with Ca isotopes as targets is studied by employing the interacting-boson approximation (IBA). A comparison between the IBA and the shell-model results shows that IBA is a good approximation of the shell model in describing the DCX reactions.
Momentum and energy approximations for elementary squeeze-film damper flows
Crandall, S.H.; El-shafei, A.
1993-09-01
To provide understanding of the effects of inertia on squeeze-film damper performance, two elementary flow patterns are studied. These elementary flows each depend on a single generalized motion coordinate whereas general planar motions of a damper are described by two independent generalized coordinates. Momentum and energy approximations for the elementary flows are compared with exact solutions. It is shown that the energy approximation, not previously applied to squeeze films, is superior to the momentum approximation in that at low Reynolds number the energy approximations agree with the exact solutions to first order in the Reynolds number whereas there are 20 percent errors in the first-order terms of the momentum approximations. 17 refs.
Convergence properties of polynomial chaos approximations for L2 random variables.
Field, Richard V., Jr. (.,; .); Grigoriu, Mircea (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
2007-03-01
Polynomial chaos (PC) representations for non-Gaussian random variables are infinite series of Hermite polynomials of standard Gaussian random variables with deterministic coefficients. For calculations, the PC representations are truncated, creating what are herein referred to as PC approximations. We study some convergence properties of PC approximations for L{sub 2} random variables. The well-known property of mean-square convergence is reviewed. Mathematical proof is then provided to show that higher-order moments (i.e., greater than two) of PC approximations may or may not converge as the number of terms retained in the series, denoted by n, grows large. In particular, it is shown that the third absolute moment of the PC approximation for a lognormal random variable does converge, while moments of order four and higher of PC approximations for uniform random variables do not converge. It has been previously demonstrated through numerical study that this lack of convergence in the higher-order moments can have a profound effect on the rate of convergence of the tails of the distribution of the PC approximation. As a result, reliability estimates based on PC approximations can exhibit large errors, even when n is large. The purpose of this report is not to criticize the use of polynomial chaos for probabilistic analysis but, rather, to motivate the need for further study of the efficacy of the method.
First and second order approximations to stage numbers in multicomponent enrichment cascades
Scopatz, A.
2013-07-01
This paper describes closed form, Taylor series approximations to the number product stages in a multicomponent enrichment cascade. Such closed form approximations are required when a symbolic, rather than a numeric, algorithm is used to compute the optimal cascade state. Both first and second order approximations were implemented. The first order solution was found to be grossly incorrect, having the wrong functional form over the entire domain. On the other hand, the second order solution shows excellent agreement with the 'true' solution over the domain of interest. An implementation of the symbolic, second order solver is available in the free and open source PyNE library. (authors)
Horowitz, Jordan M.
2015-07-28
The stochastic thermodynamics of a dilute, well-stirred mixture of chemically reacting species is built on the stochastic trajectories of reaction events obtained from the chemical master equation. However, when the molecular populations are large, the discrete chemical master equation can be approximated with a continuous diffusion process, like the chemical Langevin equation or low noise approximation. In this paper, we investigate to what extent these diffusion approximations inherit the stochastic thermodynamics of the chemical master equation. We find that a stochastic-thermodynamic description is only valid at a detailed-balanced, equilibrium steady state. Away from equilibrium, where there is no consistent stochastic thermodynamics, we show that one can still use the diffusive solutions to approximate the underlying thermodynamics of the chemical master equation.
Far-Field Approximation in the Generalized Geometry Holdup (GGH) Model
Oberer, R. B.; Gunn, C. A.; Chiang, L.G.
2006-09-07
Quantitative gamma spectrometry measurements of uranium frequently require corrections for attenuation by an equipment or container layer and by the uranium bearing material itself. It is common to correct for attenuation using the ''far-field approximation''. Under this approximation, the minimum thickness of equipment or material is used for the correction rather than an average thickness over the detector field-of-view. In reality this aspect of the far-field approximation is really a narrow field-of-view approximation. The price of this simplification is the introduction of a bias. This bias will be investigated in this paper. In addition, there is a distance dependence of the radial response of a detector. This dependence will also be investigated.
Insight into organic reactions from the direct random phase approximation and its corrections
Ruzsinszky, Adrienn; Zhang, Igor Ying; Scheffler, Matthias
2015-10-14
The performance of the random phase approximation (RPA) and beyond-RPA approximations for the treatment of electron correlation is benchmarked on three different molecular test sets. The test sets are chosen to represent three typical sources of error which can contribute to the failure of most density functional approximations in chemical reactions. The first test set (atomization and n-homodesmotic reactions) offers a gradually increasing balance of error from the chemical environment. The second test set (Diels-Alder reaction cycloaddition = DARC) reflects more the effect of weak dispersion interactions in chemical reactions. Finally, the third test set (self-interaction error 11 = SIE11) represents reactions which are exposed to noticeable self-interaction errors. This work seeks to answer whether any one of the many-body approximations considered here successfully addresses all these challenges.
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Pusa, M.; Leppaenen, J.
2012-07-01
The Chebyshev Rational Approximation Method (CRAM) has been recently introduced by the authors for solving the burnup equations with excellent results. This method has been shown to be capable of simultaneously solving an entire burnup system with thousands of nuclides both accurately and efficiently. The method was prompted by an analysis of the spectral properties of burnup matrices and it can be characterized as the best rational approximation on the negative real axis. The coefficients of the rational approximation are fixed and have been reported for various approximation orders. In addition to these coefficients, implementing the method only requires a linear solver. This paper describes an efficient method for solving the linear systems associated with the CRAM approximation. The introduced direct method is based on sparse Gaussian elimination where the sparsity pattern of the resulting upper triangular matrix is determined before the numerical elimination phase. The stability of the proposed Gaussian elimination method is discussed based on considering the numerical properties of burnup matrices. Suitable algorithms are presented for computing the symbolic factorization and numerical elimination in order to facilitate the implementation of CRAM and its adoption into routine use. The accuracy and efficiency of the described technique are demonstrated by computing the CRAM approximations for a large test case with over 1600 nuclides. (authors)
Jin, Jinshuang; Li, Jun; Liu, Yu; Li, Xin-Qi; Yan, YiJing
2014-06-28
Beyond the second-order Born approximation, we propose an improved master equation approach to quantum transport under self-consistent Born approximation. The basic idea is to replace the free Green's function in the tunneling self-energy diagram by an effective reduced propagator under the Born approximation. This simple modification has remarkable consequences. It not only recovers the exact results for quantum transport through noninteracting systems under arbitrary voltages, but also predicts the challenging nonequilibrium Kondo effect. Compared to the nonequilibrium Green's function technique that formulates the calculation of specific correlation functions, the master equation approach contains richer dynamical information to allow more efficient studies for such as the shot noise and full counting statistics.
Simulating higher-dimensional geometries in GADRAS using approximate one-dimensional solutions.
Thoreson, Gregory G.; Mitchell, Dean James; Harding, Lee T.
2013-02-01
The Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) software package is capable of simulating the radiation transport physics for one-dimensional models. Spherical shells are naturally one-dimensional, and have been the focus of development and benchmarking. However, some objects are not spherical in shape, such as cylinders and boxes. These are not one-dimensional. Simulating the radiation transport in two or three dimensions is unattractive because of the extra computation time required. To maintain computational efficiency, higher-dimensional geometries require approximations to simulate them in one-dimension. This report summarizes the theory behind these approximations, tests the theory against other simulations, and compares the results to experimental data. Based on the results, it is recommended that GADRAS users always attempt to approximate reality using spherical shells. However, if fissile material is present, it is imperative that the shape of the one-dimensional model matches the fissile material, including the use of slab and cylinder geometry.
Brett, Tobias Galla, Tobias
2014-03-28
We present a heuristic derivation of Gaussian approximations for stochastic chemical reaction systems with distributed delay. In particular, we derive the corresponding chemical Langevin equation. Due to the non-Markovian character of the underlying dynamics, these equations are integro-differential equations, and the noise in the Gaussian approximation is coloured. Following on from the chemical Langevin equation, a further reduction leads to the linear-noise approximation. We apply the formalism to a delay variant of the celebrated Brusselator model, and show how it can be used to characterise noise-driven quasi-cycles, as well as noise-triggered spiking. We find surprisingly intricate dependence of the typical frequency of quasi-cycles on the delay period.
Relativistic equation of state at subnuclear densities in the Thomas-Fermi approximation
Zhang, Z. W.; Shen, H., E-mail: shennankai@gmail.com [School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)
2014-06-20
We study the non-uniform nuclear matter using the self-consistent Thomas-Fermi approximation with a relativistic mean-field model. The non-uniform matter is assumed to be composed of a lattice of heavy nuclei surrounded by dripped nucleons. At each temperature T, proton fraction Y{sub p} , and baryon mass density ? {sub B}, we determine the thermodynamically favored state by minimizing the free energy with respect to the radius of the Wigner-Seitz cell, while the nucleon distribution in the cell can be determined self-consistently in the Thomas-Fermi approximation. A detailed comparison is made between the present results and previous calculations in the Thomas-Fermi approximation with a parameterized nucleon distribution that has been adopted in the widely used Shen equation of state.
On the approximations of the distribution function of fusion alpha particles
Bilato, R. Brambilla, M.; Poli, E.
2014-10-15
The solution of the drift-kinetic equation for fusion-born alpha particles is derived in the limit of dominant parallel streaming, and it is related to the usual slowing-down distribution function. The typical approximations of the fast tail of fusion-born alpha particles are briefly compared and discussed. In particular, approximating the distribution function of fast-alpha particles with an “equivalent” Maxwellian is inaccurate to describe absorption of radio-frequency waves in the ion-cyclotron range of frequencies.
Approximate local magnetic-to-electric surface operators for time-harmonic Maxwell's equations
El Bouajaji, M.
2014-12-15
The aim of this paper is to propose new local and accurate approximate magnetic-to-electric surface boundary operators for the three-dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell's equations. After their construction where their accuracy is improved through a regularization process, a localization of these operators and a full finite element approximation is introduced. Next, their numerical efficiency and accuracy is investigated in detail for different scatterers when these operators are used in the extreme situation of On-Surface Radiation Conditions methods.
Liu, Fang; Lin, Lin; Vigil-Fowler, Derek; Lischner, Johannes; Kemper, Alexander F.; Sharifzadeh, Sahar; Jornada, Felipe H. da; Deslippe, Jack; Yang, Chao; and others
2015-04-01
We present a numerical integration scheme for evaluating the convolution of a Green's function with a screened Coulomb potential on the real axis in the GW approximation of the self energy. Our scheme takes the zero broadening limit in Green's function first, replaces the numerator of the integrand with a piecewise polynomial approximation, and performs principal value integration on subintervals analytically. We give the error bound of our numerical integration scheme and show by numerical examples that it is more reliable and accurate than the standard quadrature rules such as the composite trapezoidal rule. We also discuss the benefit of using different self energy expressions to perform the numerical convolution at different frequencies.
Hydrogen atom excitation in intense attosecond laser field: Gauge dependence of dipole approximation
Aldarmaa, Ch. E-mail: l-xemee@yahoo.com; Khenmedekh, L. E-mail: l-xemee@yahoo.com; Lkhagva, O.
2014-03-24
It is assumed that, the atomic excitations probability can be calculated using first order perturbation theory and dipole approximations. The validity of the dipole approximations had been examined by comparing the results with the results obtained by exact calculations within the first order perturbation theory[2]. Figure 1 shows the time dependence of the transition probability in the dipole approximation. From these plots it is obvious that, the probabilities obtained in the length gauge are higher than that in the velocity gauge, in the interaction period (??/2
Smith, Kyle K. G.; Poulsen, Jens Aage Nyman, Gunnar; Rossky, Peter J.
2015-06-28
We develop two classes of quasi-classical dynamics that are shown to conserve the initial quantum ensemble when used in combination with the Feynman-Kleinert approximation of the density operator. These dynamics are used to improve the Feynman-Kleinert implementation of the classical Wigner approximation for the evaluation of quantum time correlation functions known as Feynman-Kleinert linearized path-integral. As shown, both classes of dynamics are able to recover the exact classical and high temperature limits of the quantum time correlation function, while a subset is able to recover the exact harmonic limit. A comparison of the approximate quantum time correlation functions obtained from both classes of dynamics is made with the exact results for the challenging model problems of the quartic and double-well potentials. It is found that these dynamics provide a great improvement over the classical Wigner approximation, in which purely classical dynamics are used. In a special case, our first method becomes identical to centroid molecular dynamics.
A New 2D-Transport, 1D-Diffusion Approximation of the Boltzmann Transport equation
Larsen, Edward
2013-06-17
The work performed in this project consisted of the derivation, implementation, and testing of a new, computationally advantageous approximation to the 3D Boltz- mann transport equation. The solution of the Boltzmann equation is the neutron flux in nuclear reactor cores and shields, but solving this equation is difficult and costly. The new â€ś2D/1Dâ€ť approximation takes advantage of a special geometric feature of typical 3D reactors to approximate the neutron transport physics in a specific (ax- ial) direction, but not in the other two (radial) directions. The resulting equation is much less expensive to solve computationally, and its solutions are expected to be sufficiently accurate for many practical problems. In this project we formulated the new equation, discretized it using standard methods, developed a stable itera- tion scheme for solving the equation, implemented the new numerical scheme in the MPACT code, and tested the method on several realistic problems. All the hoped- for features of this new approximation were seen. For large, difficult problems, the resulting 2D/1D solution is highly accurate, and is calculated about 100 times faster than a 3D discrete ordinates simulation.
Zhou, Zhennan
2014-09-01
In this paper, we approximate the semi-classical Schrödinger equation in the presence of electromagnetic field by the Hagedorn wave packets approach. By operator splitting, the Hamiltonian is divided into the modified part and the residual part. The modified Hamiltonian, which is the main new idea of this paper, is chosen by the fact that Hagedorn wave packets are localized both in space and momentum so that a crucial correction term is added to the truncated Hamiltonian, and is treated by evolving the parameters associated with the Hagedorn wave packets. The residual part is treated by a Galerkin approximation. We prove that, with the modified Hamiltonian only, the Hagedorn wave packets dynamics give the asymptotic solution with error O(?{sup 1/2}), where ? is the scaled Planck constant. We also prove that, the Galerkin approximation for the residual Hamiltonian can reduce the approximation error to O(?{sup k/2}), where k depends on the number of Hagedorn wave packets added to the dynamics. This approach is easy to implement, and can be naturally extended to the multidimensional cases. Unlike the high order Gaussian beam method, in which the non-constant cut-off function is necessary and some extra error is introduced, the Hagedorn wave packets approach gives a practical way to improve accuracy even when ? is not very small.
Weber, J. W.; Bol, A. A. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Sanden, M. C. M. van de [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Nieuwegein (Netherlands)
2014-07-07
This work presents an improved thin film approximation to extract the optical conductivity from infrared transmittance in a simple yet accurate way. This approximation takes into account the incoherent reflections from the backside of the substrate. These reflections are shown to have a significant effect on the extracted optical conductivity and hence on derived parameters as carrier mobility and density. By excluding the backside reflections, the error for these parameters for typical chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene on a silicon substrate can be as high as 17% and 45% for the carrier mobility and density, respectively. For the mid- and near-infrared, the approximation can be simplified such that the real part of the optical conductivity is extracted without the need for a parameterization of the optical conductivity. This direct extraction is shown for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) transmittance measurements of CVD graphene on silicon in the photon energy range of 370–7000?cm{sup ?1}. From the real part of the optical conductivity, the carrier density, mobility, and number of graphene layers are determined but also residue, originating from the graphene transfer, is detected. FTIR transmittance analyzed with the improved thin film approximation is shown to be a non-invasive, easy, and accurate measurement and analysis method for assessing the quality of graphene and can be used for other 2-D materials.
Approximate simulation of CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2]S absorption into aqueous alkanolamines
Glasscock, D.A.; Rochelle, G.T. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)
1993-08-01
Rigorous and approximate methods are compared for the simulation of CO[sub 2] absorption into aqueous alkanolamine mixtures of methyldiethanolamine and diethanolamine. In addition, data for the mixtures containing monoethanolamine and the simultaneous absorption of CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2]S are presented. For the rigorous approach, the simplified eddy diffusivity theory is used to simulate the liquid-phase hydrodynamic characteristics. The approximation methods examined are the pseudo-first-order approximation, the interpolation approximation of Wellek et al. (1978), the algebraic combined flux (ACFLUX) approximation and the modified combined flux (MCFLUX) approximation. The latter approximation utilizes the reaction zone concept to determine the kinetic preference of the absorbing gas at the gas-liquid interface. Under the range of conditions studied, the MCFLUX approximation predicts very accurately the CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2]S flux rates in mixed amine systems, as compared with the rigorous solution of the differential equations.
Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations
Souvi, Sidi M. O. Sharkas, Kamal; Toulouse, Julien; CNRS, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris
2014-02-28
We extend the previously proposed one-parameter double-hybrid density-functional theory [K. Sharkas, J. Toulouse, and A. Savin, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 064113 (2011)] to meta-generalized-gradient-approximation (meta-GGA) exchange-correlation density functionals. We construct several variants of one-parameter double-hybrid approximations using the Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria (TPSS) meta-GGA functional and test them on test sets of atomization energies and reaction barrier heights. The most accurate variant uses the uniform coordinate scaling of the density and of the kinetic energy density in the correlation functional, and improves over both standard Kohn-Sham TPSS and second-order Mřller-Plesset calculations.
Zhang, D.S.; Wei, G.W.; Kouri, D.J.; Hoffman, D.K.
1997-03-01
The distributed approximating functional method is applied to the solution of the Fokker{endash}Planck equations. The present approach is limited to the standard eigenfunction expansion method. Three typical examples, a Lorentz Fokker{endash}Planck equation, a bistable diffusion model and a Henon{endash}Heiles two-dimensional anharmonic resonating system, are considered in the present numerical testing. All results are in excellent agreement with those of established methods in the field. It is found that the distributed approximating functional method yields the accuracy of a spectral method but with a local method{close_quote}s simplicity and flexibility for the eigenvalue problems arising from the Fokker{endash}Planck equations. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}
Generalized Fokker-Planck Approximations of Particle Transport with Highly Forward-Peaked Scattering
Leakeas, Christopher L.; Larsen, Edward W.
2001-03-15
The Fokker-Planck equation is often used to approximate the description of particle transport processes with highly forward-peaked scattering. Pomraning has shown that if the physical scattering kernel is sufficiently dominated by small-angle scattering, then the Fokker-Planck equation is an asymptotic approximation to the linear Boltzmann equation. However, most physically-meaningful scattering kernels contain a sufficient amount of large-angle scattering that the asymptotic criterion is not met. Thus, in many physical problems, solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation are substantially in error. In this paper, Pomraning's asymptotic results are generalized and a new generalized Fokker-Planck (GFP) theory that robustly incorporates large-angle scattering is developed. Numerical experiments demonstrate that the resulting GFP equations are much more accurate than the standard Fokker-Planck equation.
Litvinova, E.; Ring, P.; Tselyaev, V.; Langanke, K.
2009-05-15
Theoretical studies of low-lying dipole strength in even-even spherical nuclei within the relativistic quasiparticle time blocking approximation (RQTBA) are presented. The RQTBA developed recently as an extension of the self-consistent relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (RQRPA) enables one to investigate the effects of the coupling of two-quasiparticle excitations to collective vibrations within a fully consistent calculation scheme based on covariant energy density functional theory. Dipole spectra of even-even {sup 130}Sn-{sup 140}Sn and {sup 68}Ni-{sup 78}Ni isotopes calculated within both RQRPA and RQTBA show two well-separated collective structures: the higher lying giant dipole resonance and the lower lying pygmy dipole resonance, which can be identified by the different behavior of the transition densities of states in these regions.
Study of multiband disordered systems using the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation
Zhang, Yi; Terletska, Hanna; Moore, C.; Ekuma, Chinedu; Tam, Ka-Ming; Berlijn, Tom; Ku, Wei; Moreno, Juana; Jarrell, Mark
2015-11-06
We generalize the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation to multiband disordered systems. Using our extended formalism, we perform a systematic study of the nonlocal correlation effects induced by disorder on the density of states and the mobility edge of the three-dimensional two-band Anderson model. We include interband and intraband hopping and an intraband disorder potential. Our results are consistent with those obtained by the transfer matrix and the kernel polynomial methods. We also apply the method to K_{x}Fe_{2-y}Se_{2} with Fe vacancies. Despite the strong vacancy disorder and anisotropy, we find the material is not an Anderson insulator. Moreover our results demonstrate the application of the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation method to study Anderson localization in real materials.
Two-component hybrid time-dependent density functional theory within the Tamm-Dancoff approximation
Kühn, Michael; Weigend, Florian
2015-01-21
We report the implementation of a two-component variant of time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) for hybrid functionals that accounts for spin-orbit effects within the Tamm-Dancoff approximation (TDA) for closed-shell systems. The influence of the admixture of Hartree-Fock exchange on excitation energies is investigated for several atoms and diatomic molecules by comparison to numbers for pure density functionals obtained previously [M. Kühn and F. Weigend, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 9, 5341 (2013)]. It is further related to changes upon switching to the local density approximation or using the full TDDFT formalism instead of TDA. Efficiency is demonstrated for a comparably large system, Ir(ppy){sub 3} (61 atoms, 1501 basis functions, lowest 10 excited states), which is a prototype molecule for organic light-emitting diodes, due to its “spin-forbidden” triplet-singlet transition.
Study of multiband disordered systems using the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation
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Zhang, Yi; Terletska, Hanna; Moore, C.; Ekuma, Chinedu; Tam, Ka-Ming; Berlijn, Tom; Ku, Wei; Moreno, Juana; Jarrell, Mark
2015-11-06
We generalize the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation to multiband disordered systems. Using our extended formalism, we perform a systematic study of the nonlocal correlation effects induced by disorder on the density of states and the mobility edge of the three-dimensional two-band Anderson model. We include interband and intraband hopping and an intraband disorder potential. Our results are consistent with those obtained by the transfer matrix and the kernel polynomial methods. We also apply the method to KxFe2-ySe2 with Fe vacancies. Despite the strong vacancy disorder and anisotropy, we find the material is not an Anderson insulator. Moreover our resultsmoreÂ Â» demonstrate the application of the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation method to study Anderson localization in real materials.Â«Â less
Abdelaziz, Omar; Shrestha, Som S
2014-01-01
Refrigerants are the life-blood of vapor compression systems that are widely used in Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) applications. The HVAC&R community is currently transitioning from main-stream refrigerants that have high Global Warming Potential (GWP) to alternative lower-GWP refrigerants. During this transition, it is important to account for the life cycle climate performance of alternative refrigerants since their performance will be different than that of higher-GWP refrigerants. This requires the evaluation of the system performance with the new refrigerants. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to predict the realistic performance of new alternative refrigerants without experimental validation. One of the main challenges in this regard is modeling the compressor performance with high fidelity due to the complex interaction of operating parameters, geometry, boundary conditions, and fluid properties. High fidelity compressor models are computationally expensive and require significant pre-processing to evaluate the performance of alternative refrigerants. This paper presents a new approach to modeling compressor performance when alternative refrigerants are used. The new modeling concept relies on using existing compressor performance to create an approximate model that captures the dependence of compressor performance on key operating parameters and fluid properties. The model can be built using a myriad of approximation techniques. This paper focuses on Kriging-based techniques to develop higher fidelity approximate compressor models. Baseline and at least one alternative refrigerant performance data are used to build the model. The model accuracy was evaluated by comparing the model results with compressor performance data using other refrigerants. Preliminary results show that the approximate model can predict the compressor mass flow rate and power consumption within 5%.
Aggelen, Helen van; Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 ; Yang, Yang; Yang, Weitao
2014-05-14
Despite their unmatched success for many applications, commonly used local, semi-local, and hybrid density functionals still face challenges when it comes to describing long-range interactions, static correlation, and electron delocalization. Density functionals of both the occupied and virtual orbitals are able to address these problems. The particle-hole (ph-) Random Phase Approximation (RPA), a functional of occupied and virtual orbitals, has recently known a revival within the density functional theory community. Following up on an idea introduced in our recent communication [H. van Aggelen, Y. Yang, and W. Yang, Phys. Rev. A 88, 030501 (2013)], we formulate more general adiabatic connections for the correlation energy in terms of pairing matrix fluctuations described by the particle-particle (pp-) propagator. With numerical examples of the pp-RPA, the lowest-order approximation to the pp-propagator, we illustrate the potential of density functional approximations based on pairing matrix fluctuations. The pp-RPA is size-extensive, self-interaction free, fully anti-symmetric, describes the strong static correlation limit in H{sub 2}, and eliminates delocalization errors in H{sub 2}{sup +} and other single-bond systems. It gives surprisingly good non-bonded interaction energies – competitive with the ph-RPA – with the correct R{sup ?6} asymptotic decay as a function of the separation R, which we argue is mainly attributable to its correct second-order energy term. While the pp-RPA tends to underestimate absolute correlation energies, it gives good relative energies: much better atomization energies than the ph-RPA, as it has no tendency to underbind, and reaction energies of similar quality. The adiabatic connection in terms of pairing matrix fluctuation paves the way for promising new density functional approximations.
Dvirny, A. I.; Slyn'ko, V. I. E-mail: vitstab@ukr.net
2014-06-01
Inverse theorems to Lyapunov's direct method are established for quasihomogeneous systems of differential equations with impulsive action. Conditions for the existence of Lyapunov functions satisfying typical bounds for quasihomogeneous functions are obtained. Using these results, we establish conditions for an equilibrium of a nonlinear system with impulsive action to be stable, using the properties of a quasihomogeneous approximation to the system. The results are illustrated by an example of a large-scale system with homogeneous subsystems. Bibliography: 30 titles. (paper)
Reeves, Daniel B. Weaver, John B.
2015-06-21
Magnetic nanoparticles are promising tools for a host of therapeutic and diagnostic medical applications. The dynamics of rotating magnetic nanoparticles in applied magnetic fields depend strongly on the type and strength of the field applied. There are two possible rotation mechanisms and the decision for the dominant mechanism is often made by comparing the equilibrium relaxation times. This is a problem when particles are driven with high-amplitude fields because they are not necessarily at equilibrium at all. Instead, it is more appropriate to consider the â€ścharacteristic timescalesâ€ť that arise in various applied fields. Approximate forms for the characteristic time of Brownian particle rotations do exist and we show agreement between several analytical and phenomenological-fit models to simulated data from a stochastic Langevin equation approach. We also compare several approximate models with solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation to determine their range of validity for general fields and relaxation times. The effective field model is an excellent approximation, while the linear response solution is only useful for very low fields and frequencies for realistic Brownian particle rotations.