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NETL: Carbon Storage - Regional Partnership Validation Phase (Phase II)  

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Validation Phase (Phase II) Projects Validation Phase (Phase II) Projects The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships' (RCSP) Validation Phase focuses on validating the most promising regional opportunities to deploy CCS technologies by building upon the accomplishments of the Characterization Phase. Two different CO2 storage approaches are being pursued in this phase: geologic and terrestrial carbon storage. The Validation Phase includes 20 geologic and 11 terrestrial CO2 storage projects. Efforts are being conducted to: Validate and refine current reservoir simulations for CO2 storage projects. Collect physical data to confirm CO2 storage potential and injectivity estimates. Demonstrate the effectiveness of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies. Develop guidelines for well completion, operations, and abandonment.

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Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium--Validation Phase  

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Geological Sequestration Geological Sequestration Consortium-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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Phased Array Ultrasonic Sound Field Mapping in Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel  

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This study maps the phased array-generated acoustic sound fields through three types of CASS microstructure in four specimens to quantitatively assess the beam formation effectiveness in these materials.

Crawford, Susan L.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Larche, Michael R.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Anderson, Michael T.

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of a sound-insulation layer modelled by fuzzy structure theory -Experimental validation  

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Identification of a sound-insulation layer modelled by fuzzy structure theory - Experimental.fernandez@univ-paris-est.fr Abstract One proposes a novel approach to model sound-insulation layers based on the use of the fuzzy in computational models. The keypoint of the method is the construction of a mean elastoacoustic sound-insulation

Boyer, Edmond

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CAUSAL/ANTICAUSAL DECOMPOSITION FOR MIXED-PHASE DESCRIPTION OF BRASS AND BOWED STRING SOUNDS  

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CAUSAL/ANTICAUSAL DECOMPOSITION FOR MIXED-PHASE DESCRIPTION OF BRASS AND BOWED STRING SOUNDS, in order to lo- cally model divergent oscillations in a steady way [4]. This mixed-phase representation- ous interaction instruments (CII): brass and bowed string. The aim of this work is to better

Dupont, Stéphane

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Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Validation Phase Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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Ultrasonic Phased Array Sound Field Mapping Through Large-Bore Coarse Grained Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel (CASS) Piping Materials  

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A sound field beam mapping exercise was conducted to further understand the effects of coarse grained microstructures found in CASS materials on phased array ultrasonic wave propagation. Laboratory measurements were made on three CASS specimens with different microstructures; the specimens were polished and etched to reveal measurable grain sizes, shapes and orientations. Three longitudinal, phased array probes were fixed on a specimen's outside diameter with the sound field directed toward one end (face) of the pipe segment over a fixed range of angles. A point receiver was raster scanned over the surface of the specimen face generating a sound field image. A slice of CASS material was then removed from the specimen end and the beam mapping exercise repeated. The sound fields acquired were analyzed for spot size, coherency, and beam redirection. Analyses were conducted between the resulting sound fields and the microstructural characteristics of each specimen.

Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Hathaway, John E.; Anderson, Michael T.

2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies,

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Southwest Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration--Validation Phase  

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Southwest Regional Partnership for Southwest Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2: Experimental validation using  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 Received in revised form 9 July 2013 Accepted 23 July 2013 Keywords: Meso-NH Transmission Line Matrix model-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its develop- ment has also been promoted

Ribes, Aurélien

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Phased Array Ultrasonic Sound Field Mapping through Large-Bore Coarse Grained Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel (CASS) Components  

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A sound field beam mapping exercise was conducted to assist in understanding the effects of coarse-grained microstructures found in cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) materials on acoustic longitudinal wave propagation. Ultrasonic laboratory measurements were made on three specimens representing four different grain structures. Phased array (PA) probes were fixed on each specimen surface and excited in the longitudinal mode at specific angles while a point receiver was scanned in a raster pattern over the end of the specimen, generating a transmitted sound field image. Three probes operating at nominal frequencies of 0.5, 0.8, and 1.0 MHz were used. A 6.4 mm (0.25-in.) thick slice was removed from the specimen end and beam mapping was repeated three times, yielding four full sets of beam images. Data were collected both with a constant part path for each configuration (probe, specimen and slice, angle, etc.) and with a variable part path (fixed position on the surface). The base specimens and slices were then polished and etched to reveal measureable grain microstructures that were compared to the sound field interactions and scattering effects seen in the collected data.

Crawford, Susan L.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Coble, Jamie B.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Anderson, Michael T.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2013 CEF RUN - PHASE 1 DATA ANALYSIS AND MODEL VALIDATION  

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Phase 1 of the 2013 Cold cap Evaluation Furnace (CEF) test was completed on June 3, 2013 after a 5-day round-the-clock feeding and pouring operation. The main goal of the test was to characterize the CEF off-gas produced from a nitric-formic acid flowsheet feed and confirm whether the CEF platform is capable of producing scalable off-gas data necessary for the revision of the DWPF melter off-gas flammability model; the revised model will be used to define new safety controls on the key operating parameters for the nitric-glycolic acid flowsheet feeds including total organic carbon (TOC). Whether the CEF off-gas data were scalable for the purpose of predicting the potential flammability of the DWPF melter exhaust was determined by comparing the predicted H{sub 2} and CO concentrations using the current DWPF melter off-gas flammability model to those measured during Phase 1; data were deemed scalable if the calculated fractional conversions of TOC-to-H{sub 2} and TOC-to-CO at varying melter vapor space temperatures were found to trend and further bound the respective measured data with some margin of safety. Being scalable thus means that for a given feed chemistry the instantaneous flow rates of H{sub 2} and CO in the DWPF melter exhaust can be estimated with some degree of conservatism by multiplying those of the respective gases from a pilot-scale melter by the feed rate ratio. This report documents the results of the Phase 1 data analysis and the necessary calculations performed to determine the scalability of the CEF off-gas data. A total of six steady state runs were made during Phase 1 under non-bubbled conditions by varying the CEF vapor space temperature from near 700 to below 300C, as measured in a thermowell (T{sub tw}). At each steady state temperature, the off-gas composition was monitored continuously for two hours using MS, GC, and FTIR in order to track mainly H{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, and organic gases such as CH{sub 4}. The standard deviation of the average vapor space temperature during each steady state ranged from 2 to 6C; however, those of the measured off-gas data were much larger due to the inherent cold cap instabilities in the slurry-fed melters. In order to predict the off-gas composition at the sampling location downstream of the film cooler, the measured feed composition was charge-reconciled and input into the DWPF melter off-gas flammability model, which was then run under the conditions for each of the six Phase 1 steady states. In doing so, it was necessary to perform an overall heat/mass balance calculation from the melter to the Off-Gas Condensate Tank (OGCT) in order to estimate the rate of air inleakage as well as the true gas temperature in the CEF vapor space (T{sub gas}) during each steady state by taking into account the effects of thermal radiation on the measured temperature (T{sub tw}). The results of Phase 1 data analysis and subsequent model runs showed that the predicted concentrations of H{sub 2} and CO by the DWPF model correctly trended and further bounded the respective measured data in the CEF off-gas by over predicting the TOC-to-H{sub 2} and TOC-to-CO conversion ratios by a factor of 2 to 5; an exception was the 7X over prediction of the latter at T{sub gas} = 371C but the impact of CO on the off-gas flammability potential is only minor compared to that of H{sub 2}. More importantly, the seemingly-excessive over prediction of the TOC-to-H{sub 2} conversion by a factor of 4 or higher at T{sub gas} < ~350C was attributed to the conservative antifoam decomposition scheme added recently to the model and therefore is considered a modeling issue and not a design issue. At T{sub gas} > ~350C, the predicted TOC-to-H{sub 2} conversions were closer to but still higher than the measured data by a factor of 2, which may be regarded as adequate from the safety margin standpoint. The heat/mass balance calculations also showed that the correlation between T{sub tw} and T{sub gas} in the CEF vapor space was close to that of the scale SGM, whose data were ta

Choi, A.

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of a two-phase, three-dimensional model for PEM fuel cells.  

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The objectives of this presentation are: (1) To develop and validate a two-phase, three-dimensional transport modelfor simulating PEM fuel cell performance under a wide range of operating conditions; (2) To apply the validated PEM fuel cell model to improve fundamental understanding of key phenomena involved and to identify rate-limiting steps and develop recommendations for improvements so as to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell technology; (3) The validated PEMFC model can be employed to improve and optimize PEM fuel cell operation. Consequently, the project helps: (i) address the technical barriers on performance, cost, and durability; and (ii) achieve DOE's near-term technical targets on performance, cost, and durability in automotive and stationary applications.

Chen, Ken Shuang

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics and Algorithm Enhancements for a Validated MCNP/X Monte Carlo Simulation Tool, Phase VII  

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Currently the US lacks an end-to-end (i.e., source-to-detector) radiation transport simulation code with predictive capability for the broad range of DHS nuclear material detection applications. For example, gaps in the physics, along with inadequate analysis algorithms, make it difficult for Monte Carlo simulations to provide a comprehensive evaluation, design, and optimization of proposed interrogation systems. With the development and implementation of several key physics and algorithm enhancements, along with needed improvements in evaluated data and benchmark measurements, the MCNP/X Monte Carlo codes will provide designers, operators, and systems analysts with a validated tool for developing state-of-the-art active and passive detection systems. This project is currently in its seventh year (Phase VII). This presentation will review thirty enhancements that have been implemented in MCNPX over the last 3 years and were included in the 2011 release of version 2.7.0. These improvements include 12 physics enhancements, 4 source enhancements, 8 tally enhancements, and 6 other enhancements. Examples and results will be provided for each of these features. The presentation will also discuss the eight enhancements that will be migrated into MCNP6 over the upcoming year.

McKinney, Gregg W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Implosion sound  

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An open end axisymmetrical cavity is used to study the generation of implosion sound. The cross section of the cavitys profile has a shape which will distort the wave front of a plane shock wave converging it into a single point. Hence a spherical collapsing phenomenon can be approximately achieved when a shock wave propagates into the opening of this finite size artificial cavity. Through the shock and shock interference mechanism a strong impulse therefore is generated at the focal point caused by the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the cavity. This highly localized impulse then is radiated out from the opening of the cavity as a sound projector. A prototype model of 0.5 l size has been constructed and tested in the laboratory. The preliminary experimental results indicated that this device can reach a peak sound pressure level of 146 dB//20 ?Pa in air and 185 dB//30 ?Pa in water with an ambient pressure of 1 atmosphere (1 bar). The 50% pulse width is about 20 and 30 ?s for air and water respectively. Analysis and application of this type of sound projector will be discussed.

Nai?chyuan Yen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the validation of magnetic resonance velocimetry in single-phase turbulent pipe flows  

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A nuclear magnetic resonance imaging technique is used to measure velocity distributions in turbulent pipe flows up to Re = 24580. While turbulent intensity is usually determined from signal attenuation, we deduce turbulent intensity from velocity distribution with no need to suppose a Gaussian distribution for velocity fluctuations. Skewness and flatness measurements are also presented in this paper. Comparison with DNS show good agreement and we show that NMR data is sufficiently accurate to provide turbulent viscosity profile. The low field system used in this study allow the suppression of susceptibility artifacts and thus open its use for studying two-phase flows. We postulate that the method used here could be applied to two-phase flows and would thus provide valuable information on turbulent viscosity models. (authors)

Jullien, P.; Lemonnier, H. [CEA Grenoble, DTN LITA SE2T, F-38054 Grenoble 9, (France)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques (Redirected from Electromagnetic Sounding Methods) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water

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Improved Titanium Billet Inspection Sensitivity through Optimized Phased Array Design, Part II: Experimental Validation and Comparative Study with Multizone  

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The inspection of critical rotating components of aircraft engines has made important advances over the last decade. The development of Phased Array (PA) inspection capability for billet and forging materials used in the manufacturing of critical engine rotating components has been a priority for Honeywell Aerospace. The demonstration of improved PA inspection system sensitivity over what is currently used at the inspection houses is a critical step in the development of this technology and its introduction to the supply base as a production inspection. As described in Part I (in these proceedings), a new phased array transducer was designed and manufactured for optimal inspection of eight inch diameter Ti-6Al-4V billets. After confirming that the transducer was manufactured in accordance with the design specifications a validation study was conducted to assess the sensitivity improvement of the PAI over the current capability of Multi-zone (MZ) inspection. The results of this study confirm the significant ({approx_equal} 6 dB in FBH number sign sensitivity) improvement of the PAI sensitivity over that of MZI.

Hassan, W.; Vensel, F.; Knowles, B. [Honeywell Aerospace, 111 S. 34th Street, M/S 503-118 Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (United States); Lupien, V. [Acoustic Ideas Inc., 27 Eaton Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (United States)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Sound Source Perception in Gestural Sound Description  

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We investigated gesture description of sound stimuli performed during a listening task. Our hypothesis is that the strategies in gestural responses depend on the level of identification of the sound source and specifically on the identification of the ... Keywords: Gesture, cross-modal relationships, embodied cognition, environmental sound perception, sound mimicry, sound source identification, sound tracing

B. Caramiaux, F. Bevilacqua, T. Bianco, N. Schnell, O. Houix, P. Susini

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of Noah-simulated Soil Temperature in the North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2  

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Soil temperature can exhibit considerable memory from weather and climate signals and is among the most important initial conditions in numerical weather and climate models. Consequently, a more accurate long-term land surface soil temperature dataset is needed to improve weather and climate simulation and prediction, and is also important for the simulation of agricultural crop yield and ecological processes. The North-American Land Data Assimilation (NLDAS) Phase 2 (NLDAS-2) has generated 31-years (1979-2009) of simulated hourly soil temperature data with a spatial resolution of 1/8o. This dataset has not been comprehensively evaluated to date. Thus, the ultimate purpose of the present work is to assess Noah-simulated soil temperature for different soil depths and timescales. We used long-term (1979-2001) observed monthly mean soil temperatures from 137 cooperative stations over the United States to evaluate simulated soil temperature for three soil layers (0-10 cm, 10-40 cm, 40-100 cm) for annual and monthly timescales. We used short-term (1997-1999) observed soil temperature from 72 Oklahoma Mesonet stations to validate simulated soil temperatures for three soil layers and for daily and hourly timescales. The results showed that the Noah land surface model (Noah LSM) generally matches observed soil temperature well for different soil layers and timescales. At greater depths, the simulation skill (anomaly correlation) decreased for all time scales. The monthly mean diurnal cycle difference between simulated and observed soil temperature revealed large midnight biases in the cold season due to small downward longwave radiation and issues related to model parameters.

Xia, Youlong; Ek, Michael; Sheffield, Justin; Livneh, Ben; Huang, Maoyi; Wei, Helin; Song, Feng; Luo, Lifeng; Meng, Jesse; Wood, Eric

2013-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The synthesis of sound figures  

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In this paper we discuss a novel technique to control the spatial distribution of sound level within a synthesized sound field. The problem is formulated by separating the sound field into regions with high acoustic level, so-called bright regions, and ... Keywords: Multichannel sound reproduction, Quiet zones, Sound field synthesis, Sound figures

Karim Helwani; Sascha Spors; Herbert Buchner

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature

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Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy Information  

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Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Direct-Current Resistivity Survey Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature

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Sound | Open Energy Information  

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Sound Sound Jump to: navigation, search Improved engineering and appropriate use of setbacks near residents has largely eliminated the problem wind farms had with noise in the 1980s and 1990s. Aerodynamic noise has been reduced by advancing blade design and orienting blades upwind of the turbine tower. A small amount of noise is generated by the mechanical components of the turbine. Modern wind turbines are designed with noise reduction in mind. Sound power levels at the source of a wind turbine are in the range of 90-105 dB(A). Proper setback requirements reduce wind farm sound pressure to background-noise levels. For example, at a distance of 350 meters, the sound pressure level for a wind farm is typically less than 45 dB(A). Rural background sound pressure is typically around 30-45dB(A). Higher wind

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Sound Oil Company  

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Sound Oil Company Sound Oil Company file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/blackard/Desktop/EIA/LEE0152.HTM[11/29/2012 2:30:44 PM] DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Application for Exception Name of Petitioner: Sound Oil Company Date of Filing: August 16, 1994 Case Number: LEE-0152 On August 16, 1994, Sound Oil Company (Sound) of Seattle Washington, filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Department of Energy. In its Application, Sound requests that it be relieved of the requirement that it file the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) form entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report" (Form EIA-782B). As explained below, we have determined that the Application for Exception should be denied.

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Utility Sounding Board  

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Reports, Publications, and Research Utility Toolkit Sponsored E-Source Membership Utility Potential Calculator EE Maximization Tool Conduit Utility Sounding Board Residential...

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Verification and Validation Strategy for Implementation of Hybrid Potts-Phase Field Hydride Modeling Capability in MBM  

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The Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) program has initiated a project to develop a hydride formation modeling tool using a hybrid Pottsphase field approach. The Potts model is incorporated in the SPPARKS code from Sandia National Laboratories. The phase field model is provided through MARMOT from Idaho National Laboratory.

Jason D. Hales; Veena Tikare

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Puget Sound Energy Inc Puget Sound Energy Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Puget Sound Energy Inc Place Washington Utility Id 15500 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Retail Marketing Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 24 (General Service One Phase) Commercial 24 (General Service Three Phase) Commercial

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Use of Sound for Fish Protection at Power Facilities : A Historical Perspective of the State of the Art : Phase 1 Final Report.  

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This paper summarizes the current state of the knowledge of fish hearing, i.e., what is known about fish response to sound, and provides a starting place for investigation into the use of sonic behavior modification to help solve pressing problems in the maintenance and recovery of anadromous and resident fish stocks of the Columbia River Basin. The challenge for scientists and engineers is to understand (1) how and what fish hear, and (2) how to use this knowledge to influence fish behavior or to factor fish sensory systems and behavior into the design of fish protection devices at power-production and water-control facilities. The sections that follow are a studied response to this challenge. In many respects, the search for effective and economical ways to modify fish behavior without physical intervention is one of the grails of fish management, particularly (although not exclusively), relative to electric power production. Within the Columbia River Basin and elsewhere, water is put to many uses not conducive to the health of indigenous fish. Irrigation, impoundment, and hydropower production frequently modify the riverine environment to the detriment of indigenous stocks while creating productive environments for competing or predatory species. The mechanisms of impact are numerous. Water project managers, when faced with the need to reduce impacts of their operations on fish health, generally attempt to divert fish from high-risk to lower-risk regions or manage the environment in such a way as to increase the survival prospects of impacted species. Almost without exception, risk reduction is accomplished by using physical barriers of one form or another. Unfortunately, physical barriers at water projects have several drawbacks, e.g., reducing available water flow for energy production and incurring high maintenance costs. In addition, recent studies (Sale et al. 1991) have documented that once these barriers are installed, they are rarely evaluated for effectiveness relative to design goals and/or regulatory mandates, and even less rarely monitored throughout the life of their use. All in all, there is interest--if not enthusiasm--across the spectrum, from project owners to regulators, in finding alternatives to physical barriers such that risks to fish health can be reduced during their encounter with water-control facilities.

Carlson, Thomas J.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and Validation of EnergyPlus Conduction Finite Difference and Phase Change Material Models for Opaque Wall Assemblies  

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Phase change materials (PCMs) represent a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in buildings. There are few building energy simulation programs that have the capability to simulate PCM but their accuracy has not been completely tested. This report summarizes NREL efforts to develop diagnostic tests cases to obtain accurate energy simulations when PCMs are modeled in residential buildings.

Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Christensen, C.; Bianchi, M.; Booten, C.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for DYNAMO/CINDY/AMIE: Development and Corrections  

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The upper-air sounding network for DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation or MJO) has provided an unprecedented set of observations for studying the MJO over the Indian Ocean (IO) where coupling of this oscillation with deep convection first occurs. With 72 sounding sites and dropsonde data from 13 aircraft mission, the sonde network covers the tropics from Eastern African to the West Pacific. In total nearly 26,000 sondes were collected from this network during the experiments 6-month extended observing period (from October 2011 to March 2012). Slightly more than half of the sondes, collected from 33 sites, are at high vertical resolution. Rigorous post-field phase processing of the sonde data included several levels of quality checks and a variety of corrections which address a number of issues (e.g., daytime dry bias, baseline surface data errors, ship deck-heating effects, artificial dry spikes in slow ascent sondes). Because of the importance of an accurate description of the moisture field in meeting the scientific goals of the experiments, particular attention is given to humidity correction and its validation. The humidity corrections, though small relative to some previous field campaigns, produced high fidelity moisture analyses in which sonde precipitable water compared well with independent estimates. An assessment of model operational analyses moisture using corrected sonde data shows an overall good agreement with the exception at upper-levels where model moisture and clouds are more abundant than the sounding data would indicate.

Ciesielski, Paul; Yu, Hungjui; Johnson, Richard; Yoneyama, Kunio; Katsumata, Masaki; Long, Charles N.; Wang, Junhong; Loehrer, Scot; Young, Kate; Williams, S.; Brown, William; Braun, John; Van Hove, Terese

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Schlumberger soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric  

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soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric mapping in and around the Coso Range, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Schlumberger soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric mapping in and around the Coso Range, California Details Activities (4) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Results of geophysical surveys in and around the Coso Range, and in particular in the area surrounding Coso Hot Springs are reported. Electrical properties of rocks associated with thermal phenomena of the Devil's Kitchen-Coso Hot Springs area in the Coso rhyolite dome field and the large arcuate fracture system previously postulated to represent a stage of incipient caldera formation were studied. Six individual plates

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Data Validation  

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Data validation is aprocess which ensures the correctness of data, reduces database error rate and ensures an acceptable level of . Data validation is the key to the quality of the database. It is carried ou...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sight and Sound - Scenario  

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Scenario Scenario Summary Student Pages Internet Links Index Introduction Development/Rationale for the Year-End Project Teacher Preparation for the Year-End Project The Sight and Sound Project - an Anecdotal Account Introduction to and Selection of Year-End Projects Conducting the Literature Search Project Proposal Conducting the Experiments Wrapping up with the Reports and Presentations Introduction: Mr. Tom Henderson is part of a talented science staff at Glenbrook South High School. Glenbrook South High School (GBS) is set in an educationally supportive and affluent community. The physics staff work in teams teaching physics to over 80 percent of the student population and are constantly looking for ways to use technology to empower students with the ability to apply learned concepts of physics to their lives. With this goal in mind,

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Zero lattice sound  

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We study the N{sub f}-flavor Gross-Neveu model in 2+1 dimensions with a baryon chemical potential {mu}, using both analytical and numerical methods. In particular, we study the self-consistent Boltzmann equation in the Fermi liquid framework using the quasiparticle interaction calculated to O(1/N{sub f}), and find solutions for zero sound propagation for almost all {mu}>{mu}{sub c}, the critical chemical potential for chiral symmetry restoration. Next we present results of a numerical lattice simulation, examining temporal correlation functions of mesons defined using a point-split interpolating operator, and finding evidence for phononlike behavior characterized by a linear dispersion relation in the long wavelength limit. We argue that our results provide the first evidence for a collective excitation in a lattice simulation.

Hands, Simon [Department of Physics, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Strouthos, Costas G. [Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Division of Science and Engineering, Frederick Institute of Technology, Nicosia 1303 (Cyprus)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sight and Sound - Student Page  

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Information Sheet Information Sheet Project: Your project involves a study of the physics involved in the production of sound and the detection of light and sound by animal species. Technical information about the ability of animals to produce sound and their ability to perceive the world through sight and hearing will be collected by means of background readings. The behavior of light and sound waves will be experimentally analyzed using computer-interfaced light and sound probes (or a computer-interfaced motion detector for ultrasound studies) and the results will be extended to the sensory ability of various animal species. By the end of this project, you should be able to: discuss with both words and diagrams the nature (description, category, physical means of creation and propagation, etc.) and

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Sound Geothermal Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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energy Product: Sound Geothermal coporation helps provide information into geothermal pumps. References: Sound Geothermal Corporation1 This article is a stub. You can help...

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Sound Studies Meets Deaf Studies  

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Sound studies and Deaf studies may seem at first impression to operate in worlds apart. We argue in this article, however, that similar renderings of hearing, deafness, and seeing as ideal types - and as often essentialized ...

Friedner, Michele Ilana

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Transmission of sound through suspended ceilings from HVAC terminal units  

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An ASHRAE project to investigate factors determining the sound pressure levels in rooms below ceilings concealing air?terminal units has been completed. Four terminal units installed close to the six ceiling types used were the major noise sources. They were supplemented by two simulators powered by loudspeakers. Sound power was measured for each device in the 156 cubic meter test room in its reverberant condition. The levels in the room were measured for each combination of source and ceiling tile. Sound pressure level was measured as a function of distance from two sources in the room below. The main intent of the project was to validate ARI Standard 885 which provides a calculation method for such situations. Differences among ceiling types were less than expected; leakage around the edges of each panel is a dominant transmission path. Ceiling attenuations at low frequencies were found to depend on the area of the lower face of the units. Sound levels in the room were essentially uniform when the source was above the ceiling. The decay of sound with distance from the sources below the ceiling was found to depend on the inverse of the room reverberation time.

Alf Warnock

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Navy Technology Validation (Techval)  

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Technology Technology Validation (Techval) FUPWG Spring Meeting 2008 April 15, 2008 Destin, FL Paul Kistler, PE CEM NAVFAC Engineering Service Center Port Hueneme CA Navy Techval CURRENT PROJECTS * Cool Roof reflective roof coating  NS Pearl Harbor HI * Thermal Destratifiers  NAS Oceana VA * Boiler Combustion Controls  USNA Annapolis MD * Sand Filters  NAS Lemoore CA * Spectrally Enhanced Lighting  Navy Yard Washington DC * Desuperheater  NS Norfolk VA  NAS North Island CA * HVAC CO2 Controls  NAB Little Creek VA  NAVSUPPACT Mid-South TN  NB Kitsap Bremerton WA *HVAC Occupancy Controls NAS Oceana VA *Electromagnetic Pulse Water Treatment NADEP San Diego CA NSY Puget Sound WA *LED Parking Lot Lighting NBVC Port Hueneme CA Techval

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2011 Intensity -1 INTENSITY OF SOUND  

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the rate at which energy is passing a certain point. This concept involves sound intensity. Consider the sound intensity. Recall the time rate of energy transfer is called "power". Thus, sound intensity2011 Intensity - 1 INTENSITY OF SOUND The objectives of this experiment are: · To understand

Glashausser, Charles

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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MARMOT Validation | Department of Energy  

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Validation Validation MARMOT Validation January 29, 2013 - 10:35am Addthis The composition-dependent mobility in the formulism of the phase-field modeling is implemented into the MARMOT phase-field algorithm. Benchmarking was done for the MARMOT, finite element (FE)-based phase-field framework that utilizes the new implementation of the variable splitting algorithm. The results indicate that while the variable splitting algorithm executes about eight times faster, the use of higher-order Hermite elements offers faster convergence. A manuscript summarizing these results has been submitted for publication. Work is also continuing on implementing a J2 von-Mises' time-dependent and independent plasticity into the Marmot phase-field algorithm. The current studies do not include adoptive meshing,

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PP-6 Puget Sound Power & Light Company | Department of Energy  

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Puget Sound Power & Light Company PP-6 Puget Sound Power & Light Company Presidential permit authorizing Puget Sound Power & Light Company to construct, operate, and maintain...

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Sonic facade, creating a sounding architecture  

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While architecture inherently makes sound when people and the environment interact with it, architects seldom orchestrate a building to produce sound. This thesis proposes a sonic facade that turns an existing building ...

Granville, Alina (Alina T.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SANSMIC Validation.  

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SANSMIC is solution mining software that was developed and utilized by SNL in its role as geotechnical advisor to the US DOE SPR for planning purposes. Three SANSMIC leach modes - withdrawal, direct, and reverse leach - have been revalidated with multiple test cases for each mode. The withdrawal mode was validated using high quality data from recent leach activity while the direct and reverse modes utilized data from historical cavern completion reports. Withdrawal results compared very well with observed data, including the location and size of shelves due to string breaks with relative leached volume differences ranging from 6 - 10% and relative radius differences from 1.5 - 3%. Profile comparisons for the direct mode were very good with relative leached volume differences ranging from 6 - 12% and relative radius differences from 5 - 7%. First, second, and third reverse configurations were simulated in order to validate SANSMIC over a range of relative hanging string and OBI locations. The first-reverse was simulated reasonably well with relative leached volume differences ranging from 1 - 9% and relative radius differences from 5 - 12%. The second-reverse mode showed the largest discrepancies in leach profile. Leached volume differences ranged from 8 - 12% and relative radius differences from 1 - 10%. In the third-reverse, relative leached volume differences ranged from 10 - 13% and relative radius differences were ~4 %. Comparisons to historical reports were quite good, indicating that SANSMIC is essentially the same as documented and validated in the early 1980's.

Weber, Paula D.; Rudeen, David Keith; Lord, David

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound  

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Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound Instructor-surface interaction. Spring 2011 1 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound #12;Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound Students are expected to: · Exhibit a level of mathematical maturity roughly equivalent

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BODYFIT-2PE-HEM: LWR core thermal-hydraulic code using boundary-fitted coordinates and two-phase homogeneous equilibrium model. Volume 3: validation and applications  

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The BODYFIT-2PE-HEM code was used to simulate several Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) types of experiments to validate its applicability and accuracy. Five simulations are reported in this volume. The first comparison was between the closed form analytical solution and the BODYFIT calculation of 3-D flows in an inifinite square array of circular tubes. Both the velocity profiles along symmetry lines and Nusselt numbers as a function of the entrance distance were given in the report. The second simulation was on the Columbia University 4 x 4 rod bundle experiment with a power skew of 2 to 1. The calculated mass flow rates and qualities for both hot and cold subchannels at the exit of the rod bundle were compared with the experimental isokinetic measurements. The third simulation was on the Babcock and Wilcox 4 x 6 rod bundle experiments with a power skew of 1.5 to 1. Again, the calculated mass flow rates and qualities for both hot and cold subchannels at the exit of the rod bundle were compared with the experimental isokinetic measurements. The fourth simulation was on the Westinghouse 4 x 5 rod bundle critical heat flux experiments and transient pressure drop tests. In this simulation, the critical heat fluxes calculated by the code with several CHF correlations were compared with the experimental measurements. Furthermore, the pressure drops, as a function of time, were compared with the experimental values for the flow rundown transients. The fifth simulation was on the GE 3 x 3 CHF experiments. Many operating conditions with different inlet temperatures, inlet velocities, and system pressures were used in the experiments. Code calculations were based on the Biasi correlation and the Columbia University correlation. Comparisons between calcuations and measurements show good agreements, demonstrating the validity and accuracy of the BODYFIT-2PE-HEM code. 14 refs., 36 figs., 11 tabs.

Chen, B.C.J.; Chien, T.H.; Sha, W.T.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validity of Fusion Imaging of Hamster Heart obtained by Fluorescent and Phase-Contrast X-Ray CT with Synchrotron Radiation  

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Fluorescent X-ray CT (FXCT) to depict functional information and phase-contrast X-ray CT (PCCT) to demonstrate morphological information are being developed to analyze the disease model of small animal. To understand the detailed pathological state, integration of both functional and morphological image is very useful. The feasibility of image fusion between FXCT and PCCT were examined by using ex-vivo hearts injected fatty acid metabolic agent (127I-BMIPP) in normal and cardiomyopathic hamsters. Fusion images were reconstructed from each 3D image of FXCT and PCCT. 127I-BMIPP distribution within the heart was clearly demonstrated by FXCT with 0.25 mm spatial resolution. The detailed morphological image was obtained by PCCT at about 0.03 mm spatial resolution. Using image integration technique, metabolic abnormality of fatty acid in cardiomyopathic myocardium was easily recognized corresponding to anatomical structures. Our study suggests that image fusion provides important biomedical information even in FXCT and PCCT imaging.

Wu, J.; Takeda, T.; Lwin, Thet Thet; Huo, Q.; Minami, M. [Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575 (Japan); Sunaguchi, N.; Murakami, T.; Mouri, S.; Nasukawa, S.; Fukami, T.; Yuasa, T.; Akatsuka, T. [Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510 (Japan); Hyodo, K. [Institute of Material Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Hontani, H. [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555 (Japan)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy  

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Sounding Configurations Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations A vertical electrical sounding (VES) is a DC resistivity survey which provides information regarding the change in apparent resistivity with depth. A quantitative interpretation of the results from VES measurements enable determination of the parameters for the geoelectric section.[1] Also Known As VES; Schlumberger Sounding References ↑ http://www.nga.com/Flyers_PDF/NGA_DC_Resistivity.pdf http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Electric-Borehole-Geophysics-Geochemistry/dp/0444529942 Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Vertical_Electrical_Sounding_Configurations&oldid=596183

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FURTHER STUDIES ON UNCERTAINTY, CONFOUNDING, AND VALIDATION OF THE DOSES IN THE TECHA RIVER DOSIMETRY SYSTEM: Concluding Progress Report on the Second Phase of Project 1.1  

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This is the concluding Progress Report for Project 1.1 of the U.S./Russia Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER). An overwhelming majority of our work this period has been to complete our primary obligation of providing a new version of the Techa River Dosimetry System (TRDS), which we call TRDS-2009D; the D denotes deterministic. This system provides estimates of individual doses to members of the Extended Techa River Cohort (ETRC) and post-natal doses to members of the Techa River Offspring Cohort (TROC). The latter doses were calculated with use of the TRDS-2009D. The doses for the members of the ETRC have been made available to the American and Russian epidemiologists in September for their studies in deriving radiogenic risk factors. Doses for members of the TROC are being provided to European and Russian epidemiologists, as partial input for studies of risk in this population. Two of our original goals for the completion of this nine-year phase of Project 1.1 were not completed. These are completion of TRDS-2009MC, which was to be a Monte Carlo version of TRDS-2009 that could be used for more explicit analysis of the impact of uncertainty in doses on uncertainty in radiogenic risk factors. The second incomplete goal was to be the provision of household specific external doses (rather than village average). This task was far along, but had to be delayed due to the lead investigators work on consideration of a revised source term.

Degteva, M. O.; Anspaugh, L. R.; Napier, Bruce A.

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project  

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3 universities, 9 private businesses Overview Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project - DE-EE0002020 Project Objectives: * Reduce petroleum use in the...

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Sound-Recording Systems for Measuring Sound Levels During Seismic Surveys  

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Two new sound-recording systems were developed as part of a study on the effects of sound from seismic air guns on fish behavior. The systems were used to record ... ) at several depths and distances from the seismic

Jan Tore vredal; Bjorn Totland

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Written vs. Sounding Pitch Donald Byrd  

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1 Written vs. Sounding Pitch Donald Byrd School of Informatics and School of Music Indiana that converting written pitch to sounding pitch in conventional Western music notation is simply a matter of transposition and always straightforward. In fact, there are many situations in which converting written pitch

Indiana University

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Audio Morphing for Percussive Hybrid Sound Generation  

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Audio Morphing for Percussive Hybrid Sound Generation Andrea Primavera1, Francesco Piazza1 should be addressed to Andrea Primavera (a.primavera@univpm.it) ABSTRACT The aim of audio morphing to obtain more realistic and perceptually relevant sounds. In this paper we present an automatic audio

Reiss, Josh

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Integration and Validation  

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Once vehicle components and subsystems prove out in the initial modeling and simulation research phases, it is time to build, integrate, and validate prototypes of those components and subsystems....

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project | Department...  

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tiarravt042meyn2010p.pdf More Documents & Publications Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project North Central...

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project | Department...  

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project | Department...  

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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EIS-0470: Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound, Offshore...  

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0: Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound, Offshore of Massachusetts EIS-0470: Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound, Offshore of Massachusetts June 25, 2014 EIS-0470: Cape...

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Category:Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques page? For detailed information on Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques, click here. Category:Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Add.png Add a new Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Technique Subcategories This category has only the following subcategory. M [×] Magnetotelluric Techniques‎ 1 pages Pages in category "Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. M Magnetotelluric Techniques T Time-Domain Electromagnetics Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Electromagnetic_Sounding_Techniques&oldid=689837"

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Sound Science: Taking Action with Acoustics  

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From tin whistles to sonic booms, sound waves interact with each other and with the medium through which they travel. By observing these interactions, we can identify substances that are hidden in sealed containers and obtain images of buried objects. By manipulating the ability of sound to push matter around, we can create novel structures and unique materials. Join the Lab's own sound hound, Dipen Sinha, as he describes how he uses fundamental research in acoustics for solving problems in industry, security and health.

Sinha, Dipen

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Merged Sounding VAP  

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ProductsMerged Sounding VAP ProductsMerged Sounding VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Merged Sounding VAP Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description This value-added product (VAP) uses a combination of observations from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, surface meteorological instruments, and ECMWF model output with a sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing scheme in order to define profiles of the atmospheric thermodynamic state. These profiles are calculated at one-minute time resolution and 266 vertical levels which vary such that greater detail (20 meters) is captured near the surface with the resolution becoming coarser (200 meters) as the maximum altitude - 20 km above mean

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Development of a Hydrodynamic Model of Puget Sound and Northwest Straits  

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The hydrodynamic model used in this study is the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) developed by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The unstructured grid and finite volume framework, as well as the capability of wetting/drying simulation and baroclinic simulation, makes FVCOM a good fit to the modeling needs for nearshore restoration in Puget Sound. The model domain covers the entire Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Passages, and Georgia Strait at the United States-Canada Border. The model is driven by tide, freshwater discharge, and surface wind. Preliminary model validation was conducted for tides at various locations in the straits and Puget Sound using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tide data. The hydrodynamic model was successfully linked to the NOAA oil spill model General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment model (GNOME) to predict particle trajectories at various locations in Puget Sound. Model results demonstrated that the Puget Sound GNOME model is a useful tool to obtain first-hand information for emergency response such as oil spill and fish migration pathways.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang P.

2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Anthropogenic sounds ? Potential effects on fish  

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There is concern that human?generated sounds may have deleterious effects on fish. This paper will review some of what is currently known about these effects and consider the questions that have to be answered before developing models to enable "prediction" of sound effects on particular fish species. A major restriction is that there are few peer?reviewed data on effects of anthropogenic sources on fish. Extrapolation from these results is further confounded since experiments differ in many ways each of which may alter the resultant impact on fish. For example studies vary in sounds types tested (e.g. pile driving vs. ship noise) signal parameters (intensity number of repetitions) species used fish age etc. Moreover a singularly important issue is that while many of the issues and impact mechanisms are potentially amenable to experimental lab study the ultimate questions regarding the effects of sound on fish behavior need to field based and require long?term observations where behaviour of wild fish is not constrained. Only by observing fish in the wild will we ultimately understand if and how anthropogenic sounds impact fish both during exposure and more importantly for extended periods after the termination of the sound.

Arthur Popper; Svein Lo/kkeborg; Robert McCauley

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Radiation of Sound from an Unflanged Circular Pipe  

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A rigorous and explicit solution is obtained for the problem of sound radiation from an unflanged circular pipe, assuming axially symmetric excitation. The solution is valid throughout the wave-length range of dominant mode (plane wave) propagation in the pipe. The reflection coefficient for the velocity potential within the pipe and the power-gain function, embodying the characteristics of the radiation pattern, are evaluated numerically. The absorption cross section of the pipe for a plane wave incident from external space, and the gain function for this direction, are found to satisfy a reciprocity relation. In particular, the absorption cross section for normal incidence is just the area of the mouth. At low frequencies of vibration, the velocity potential within the pipe is the same as if the pipe were lengthened by a certain fraction of the radius and the open end behaved as a loop. The exact value of the end correction turns out to be 0.6133.

Harold Levine and Julian Schwinger

1948-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Validation Fact Sheet  

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Fact sheet produced by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office describing hydrogen and fuel cell technology validation efforts.

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Combining SRP-PHAT and two Kinects for 3D Sound Source Localization  

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Abstract The Kinect has been developed to recognize gestures and voice commands, through a set of cameras and microphones, respectively. This paper proposes and evaluates low-cost Sound Source Localization (SSL) solution based this off-the-shelf equipment. It consists of employing a pair of Kinect devices as an alternative for microphone array, and executing the Steered Response Power using the \\{PHAse\\} Transform (SRP-PHAT) localization algorithm over acquired sound data. A fully functional prototype has been implemented and put to test under a realistic scenario. Experimental results indicate that although our approach is capable of achieving limited position estimation, and it can accurately point towards the sources direction. Two different high performance versions of the algorithm have been implemented to improve overall system performance under 3D Sound Source Localization setup.

Lucas Adams Seewald; Luiz Gonzaga Jr.; Mauricio Roberto Veronez; Vicente Peruffo Minotto; Cludio Rosito Jung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic Sound Field Mapping Through Coarse Grained Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel Components  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been involved with nondestructive examination (NDE) of coarse-grained cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) components for over 30 years. More recent work has focused on mapping the ultrasonic sound fields generated by low-frequency phased array probes that are typically used for the evaluation of CASS materials for flaw detection and characterization. The casting process results in the formation of large grained material microstructures that are nonhomogeneous and anisotropic. The propagation of ultrasonic energy for examination of these materials results in scattering, partitioning and redirection of these sound fields. The work reported here provides an assessment of sound field formation in these materials and provides recommendations on ultrasonic inspection parameters for flaw detection in CASS components.

Crawford, Susan L.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Larche, Michael R.; Diaz, Aaron A.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classification of heart valve sounds from experiments in an anechoic water tank  

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In vivo studies in both sheep and humans were plagued by a number of problems including movement artifacts, biological noise, low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), chest-wall reverberation, and limited bandwidth recordings as discussed by [1]. To overcome these problems it was decided to record heart valve sounds under controlled conditions deep in an anechoic water tank, free from reverberation noise. The main goal of this experiment was to obtain measurements of ''pure'' heart valve sounds free of the scattering effects of the body. Experiments were conducted at the Transdec facility in San Diego [2]. We used a high quality hydrophone together with a wide-band data acquisition system [2]. We recorded sounds from 100 repetitions of the opening-closing cycles on each of 50 different heart valves, including 21 SLS valves and 29 intact valves. The power spectrum of the opening and closing phases of each cycle were calculated and outlier spectra removed as described by Candy [2]. In this report, we discuss the results of our classification of the heart valve sound measurements. The goal of this classification task was to apply the fundamental classification algorithms developed for the clinical data in 1994 and 1996 to the measurements from the anechoic water tank. From the beginning of this project, LLNL's responsibility has been to process and classify the heart valve sounds. For this experiment, however, we processed both the opening sounds and closing sounds for comparison purposes. The results of this experiment show that the classifier did not perform well because of low signal-to-noise ratio and excessive variability in signal power from beat-to-beat for a given valve.

Axelrod, M C; Clark, G A; Scott, D

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Speed Perturbations Due to Internal Tides  

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Internal tides are perhaps the most prevalent and largest amplitude internal gravity waves in the ocean. They are commonly generated by the scattering of surfacetidal energy into internal modes when the surfacetides propagate on to continental shelves. A portion of the internal tidal energy propagates into the deep ocean. One of the effects of internal tides on underwater acoustic propagation is to perturb the temperature and salinity versus depth profiles and thus the sound speed versus depth profile. Starting with temperature and salinity versus depth profiles from near Eleuthera Island the internal tide eigenfunctions as well as the sound speed profile have been computed for a water depth of 4500 m. Assuming a value for the vertical displacement amplitude of a first vertical mode internal tide the perturbed temperature and salinity profiles have been computed. From these perturbed profiles the consequent perturbed sound speed profiles have been computed for cases of maximum up and down internal tide displacement. The first mode internal tide has no vertical displacement at the sea surface and bottom and a maximum near the base of the main thermocline (depth of about 1200 m). Since the SOFAR axis is also near the base of the main thermocline and since the pressureeffects on sound speed are predominant below the SOFAR axis the sound speed perturbation due to the first mode internal tide is greatest at a depth (about 550 m) above the SOFAR axis. An internal tide with a maximum vertical displacement of 10 m produces a maximum sound speed perturbation of 0.7 m/sec.

Christopher N. K. Mooers

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations page? For detailed information on Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations as exploration techniques, click here. Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Add.png Add a new Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Technique Pages in category "Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.

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Vortex sound and the flute  

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The flute is investigated for its aeroacoustical properties based on the vortexsound theory. Particle imagevelocimetry(PIV) is used for quantitative flow determination of the jet?edge interaction. The Endoscopic?PIV offers a nonobstructive view of the system over all phases. The evaluation of the source term through the vorticity is done according to M. Howe (1975). The acoustic flow across the embouchure is determined by excitation through the foot. The flute is operated near 1200 Hz with various jet speeds. Finally the acoustic radiation power in the far field is determined to be compared with the source terms. The following findings are presented: (i) The space integrated and time averaged power of the coherent source terms turns out to be positive i.e. emitting acoustic energy. (ii) There is a dominant contribution near the labium. (iii) The source term power compares favorably with the far field power which is well below 1% of the total input power. The results demonstrate that the vorticity of the upper and lower shear layers of the jet cancels to a great extent except for regions where the transverse amplitude of the jet is large.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of sound power of coupled machines  

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Several procedures are available for the determination of the sound power level of machines in normal environments. Most of these give adequate results for single medium?sized equipment but difficulties arise in extending the concepts to large coupled machines. [Evaluation of Proposed ASME PTC 36 Code for Sound Power Level Determination of Large Steam Turbine Generators S.E. Grabkowski J. MacDonald and T. Van Schaick (General Electric Company) to be presented at Fall 1975 ASME meeting.] Much of the problem is because the direct acoustic field of a component machine may not extend to as much as one foot from its surface due to reverberation from other components. A procedure is suggested in which all acoustic measurements are confined to surfaces near each component machine. Correction is made for the reverberant acoustic field of the entire environment. The correction procedure utilizes reverberation time determinations from impulsive noise tests; and applies a Monte Carlo approach to the problem of correcting for nearfield effects in the evaluation of sound power. An iterative computation is employed. Comparisons with free?field sound power determinations are shown.

R. J. Wells

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second Sound in NaF  

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Propagation of heat pulses in NaF has been studied to higher temperatures in a purer crystal than studied by McNelly et al. At the highest temperatures the second-sound velocity fails to level off at the theoretically predicted limiting value.

Howard E. Jackson; Charles T. Walker; Thomas F. McNelly

1970-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound radiation measurement with nearfield holography  

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With holography an entire 3D wave field can be reconstructed from data obtained on a single 2D surface. Such high information content has made holography a powerful research tool and useful extensions from its original optical domain to other wave fields such as sound have naturally been pursued. However it has usually been assumed that the resolution of a holographicreconstruction is limited by the wavelength of the radiation; this limitation severely diminishes the usefulness of holography for sound fields when the wavelengths are many times larger than the objects to be imaged. We have developed a new technique called nearfield holography which eliminates the wavelength resolution limit and in addition permits a determination of: (1) the complete sound pressure and particle velocity fields produced by the source; (2) the mode of vibration of the surfaces of the source; (3) the vector intensity field (showing flow of acoustic energy) around the source; (4) the farfield directivity pattern; (5) the total power radiated into a half?space. A particularly interesting application of nearfield holography occurs in the study of sound radiation from musical instruments. [Work supported by ONR.

J. D. Maynard; E. G. Williams

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Product sound: Acoustically pleasant motor drives  

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the framework of the Danish PhD Research school EnergyLab DK. The project is entitled Project sound noise generated by electrical mo- tors driven by a pulse width modulated (PWM) power electronic inverter analytical solution is proposed. The proposed unified analytical solution can be used for most of the carrier

Mathe, Laszlo

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Noise and the Sound Insulation of Buildings  

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...Noise and the Sound Insulation of Buildings F. Ingerslev It is claimed that noise...well-being. An outstanding task for the building industry in the 1980s is to ensure a proper noise climate in new buildings. The target must be to obtain a noise...

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceiving Emotion in Sounds: Does Timbre Play a Role?  

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Acoustic features of sound such as pitch, loudness, perceived duration and timbre have been shown to be related to emotion in regard to sound, demonstrating that an important connection between the perceived emotions and their timbres is lacking...

Bowman, Casady

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Using ADCP Background Sound Levels to Estimate Wind Speed  

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It is well known that ambient sound is generated by wind through the process of wave breaking and bubble injection. The resulting sound levels are highly correlated with wind speed and, even though the physical process is not fully understood, ...

Len Zedel

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EOS Land Validation Presentations  

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EOS Land Validation Presentations EOS Land Validation Presentations Meeting: Land Cover Validation Workshop Date: February 2, 2004 Place: Boston, MA Title: Validation Data Support Activities at the ORNL DAAC (Power Point) Presenter: Bob Cook Meeting: Fall 2003 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting Date: December 9, 2003 Place: San Francisco, CA Title: Ground-Based Data Supporting the Validation of MODIS Land Products (Power Point) Presenter: Larry Voorhees Meeting: Terra and Aqua Products Review Date: March 2003 Place: NASA HQ Title: Supporting the Validation of MODIS Land Products (Power Point) Presenter: Larry Voorhees Meeting: Terra and Aqua Products Review Date: March 2003 Place: NASA HQ Title: MODIS Land Summary (Power Point) Presenter: Chris Justice, University of Maryland Meeting: Spring 2002 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting

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Accelerated Testing Validation  

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Accelerated Testing Validation Rangachary Mukundan (PI), Rodney Borup, John Davey, Roger Lujan Los Alamos National Laboratory Adam Z. Weber Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

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Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines  

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Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines Stefan Oerlemans #12;Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines S. Oerlemans Thesis University;DETECTION OF AEROACOUSTIC SOUND SOURCES ON AIRCRAFT AND WIND TURBINES PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de

Twente, Universiteit

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Classification of heart valve sounds from experiments in an anechoic water tank  

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In vivo studies in both sheep and humans were plagued by a number of problems including movement artifacts, biological noise, low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), chest-wall reverberation, and limited bandwidth recordings as discussed by [1]. To overcome these problems it was decided to record heart valve sounds under controlled conditions deep in an anechoic water tank, free from reverberation noise, including surface reflections. Experiments were conducted in a deep water tank at the Transdec facility in San Diego, which satisfies these requirements. The Transdec measurements are free of reverberations, but not totally free of acoustic and electrical noise. We used a high quality hydrophone together with a wide-band data acquisition system [2]. We recorded sounds from 100 repetitions of the opening-closing cycles on each of 50 different heart valves, including 21 SLS valves and 29 intact valves. The power spectrum of the opening and closing phases of each cycle were calculated and outlier spectra removed as described by Candy [2]. In this report, we discuss the results of our classification of the heart valve sound measurements. The goal of this classification task was to apply the fundamental classification algorithms developed for the clinical data in 1994 and 1996 to the measurements from the anechoic water tank. From the beginning of this project, LLNL's responsibility has been to process and classify the heart valve opening sounds. For this experiment, however, we processed both the opening sounds and closing sounds for comparison purposes. The results of this experiment show that the classifier did not perform well. We believe this is because of low signal-to-noise ratio and excessive variability in signal power from beat-to-beat for a given valve.

Axelrod, M C; Clark, G A; Scott, D

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program | Department of  

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Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Incentive determined as a percentage of the typical RCM salary to help get program started with initial set-up of utility database and program organization. Typically funded at 25% of the first year salary. Provider Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Resource Conservation Manager Program (RCM)

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Sound?Power Production in Wind Instruments  

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This paper presents data for output sound powerP O of wind instruments relation to input power P I supplied by the player. P I was calculated as pV? where p equals mouth pressure and V? air flow rate through the instrument. P O was calculated from sound?pressure level and measurements of reverberation time in a live room of known volume. A part of the data was obtained in a room of unknown characteristics; from 15 comparable measurements on 8 different instruments in both the live and the unknown room data were obtained that allowed calculation of P O also from other experiments in the unknown room. Measurements were made on single notes played both pp and ff on each instrument; one low and one high note on the scale of each instrument were chosen. The ratio P O/P I representing the mechanical efficiency of wind instruments as sources of sound power varies from less than 0.001% to about 2%. It appears to increase with increasing P I and in some instruments with frequency. The consistent results obtained for 3 different flutes played by one performer suggest that the variability noted in the other data at least partially reflects individual differences in mechanical efficiency.

Arend Bouhuys

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound insulation ratingsthe STC revisited  

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About twenty years ago building authorities and their acoustical experts were faced with a confusing variety of schemes for rating the sound insulation of walls and floors. There was need for a definitive rating system that would digest the 16 transmission loss values that characterize a partition and produce a single number that would describe its sound insulation performance especially in respect to multi?family dwellings. Two standards committees ISO/TC 43 and ASTM E6 (now E33) began more or less together to develop a new improved rating system to fill this need. The product of these labors was what is known in North America as the ASTM sound transmission class (STC). This rating system was so successful that it was almost universally adoptedeven in applications for which it was not intended. Despite the apparent success there is now increasing awareness of imperfections in the system. These are examined in light of accumulated data and experience to see whether the system could or should be improved by certain minor changes.

T. D. Northwood

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future directions in impulsive sound sources  

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While impulsive acoustic sources have long been used by the geophysical community for underwater exploration sonar applications have been relatively uncommon. Recent work in the area of electric discharge devices has led to both a better understanding of the physics of this class of impulsive soundgenerator and to new devices which may in turn lead to an expanded role for such technology in sonar applicationsin particular the observation that the electric arc commonly associated with sparker sound sources represents a wasteful and unnecessary complication. Proper electrode design and control of the electric discharge can eliminate the arc leaving only a steam bubble and can thereby enhance the low?frequency performance of such a device. Insight into the performance and potential of such devices is in part a result of improved computer modeling capabilities of the nonlinear processes associated with impulsive devices as well as on the use of high?speed data acquisition in interpreting experimental results. This is especially true for determining the effects of interactions in arrays of bubble sources. Beyond the electric discharge sources understanding of the coupling of energy from the bubble to the sound field suggests improvements for chemically driven sound sources as well. An update of work on these impulsive devices and the modeling efforts that support them is presented. The performance of some recently developed devices and the potential for future development will be discussed.

Edward F. Rynne

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics of He3 in Anisotropic A Phase  

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The hydrodynamic theory of mass transport in A-He3 is derived from that phase's broken symmetries and thermodynamics. First, second, and fourth sound as well as orbit waves are obtained as the normal modes.

Robert Graham

1974-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Validation Status Review  

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The primary objective for the Model Validation Status Review was to perform a one-time evaluation of model validation associated with the analysis/model reports (AMRs) containing model input to total-system performance assessment (TSPA) for the Yucca Mountain site recommendation (SR). This review was performed in response to Corrective Action Request BSC-01-C-01 (Clark 2001, Krisha 2001) pursuant to Quality Assurance review findings of an adverse trend in model validation deficiency. The review findings in this report provide the following information which defines the extent of model validation deficiency and the corrective action needed: (1) AMRs that contain or support models are identified, and conversely, for each model the supporting documentation is identified. (2) The use for each model is determined based on whether the output is used directly for TSPA-SR, or for screening (exclusion) of features, events, and processes (FEPs), and the nature of the model output. (3) Two approaches are used to evaluate the extent to which the validation for each model is compliant with AP-3.10Q (Analyses and Models). The approaches differ in regard to whether model validation is achieved within individual AMRs as originally intended, or whether model validation could be readily achieved by incorporating information from other sources. (4) Recommendations are presented for changes to the AMRs, and additional model development activities or data collection, that will remedy model validation review findings, in support of licensing activities. The Model Validation Status Review emphasized those AMRs that support TSPA-SR (CRWMS M&O 2000bl and 2000bm). A series of workshops and teleconferences was held to discuss and integrate the review findings. The review encompassed 125 AMRs (Table 1) plus certain other supporting documents and data needed to assess model validity. The AMRs were grouped in 21 model areas representing the modeling of processes affecting the natural and engineered barriers, plus the TSPA model itself Description of the model areas is provided in Section 3, and the documents reviewed are described in Section 4. The responsible manager for the Model Validation Status Review was the Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Bechtel-SAIC Co. (BSC). The team lead was assigned by the CSO. A total of 32 technical specialists were engaged to evaluate model validation status in the 21 model areas. The technical specialists were generally independent of the work reviewed, meeting technical qualifications as discussed in Section 5.

E.L. Hardin

2001-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Long?Range Sound?Propagation Study in the Southern OceanProject Neptune  

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An experiment to determine some characteristics of long?range underwater sound propagation was undertaken by the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory in April 1964. In this experiment Project Neptune sound signals were dropped at various ranges from a listening station in Bermuda. To supplement this and other stations one was established by the New Zealand Naval Research Laboratory off southern New Zealand to record the sound signals dropped on the final phase between Cape Town South Africa and Perth Australia. The recorded energy was analyzed in 1 3 ?oct bands to determine the transmission?path characteristics for low frequencies. The signal envelopes were found to differ in shape from the usual solar case and the attenuations were much larger than previously obtained for either RSR (refracted?surface reflected) or sofar propagation. These differences may be explained in terms of the different velocity structure of the Southern Ocean from that sound in the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. In particular the thermocline is not as pronounced as in temperate or tropical regions and is absent south of the Antarctic convergence. Thus the energy was transmitted by a mixture of RSR and sofar modes little sofar energy arriving from those shots whose tracks crossed the Antarctic convergence.

A. C. Kibblewhite; R. N. Denham; P. H. Barker

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System development & validation process for emerging growing organizations  

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This thesis has the main purpose of presenting the Development and Validation phase of the product development system from the point of view of an emerging and growing product development organization, denoting the obstacles ...

Almazn Lpez, Jos Antonio

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southwest Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration--Validation...  

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Socorro, NM 87801-4796 575-835-5403 reid@prrc.nmt.edu Southwest Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy Regional...

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Validated SCR Concept Development  

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Validated SCR Concept Development 2007 DEER Conference, Detroit, MI Dr. Michael Traver, IAV Inc James Ireton, IAV Inc Dr. Lutz Krmer, IAV GmbH Jrgen Manns, IAV GmbH Poster...

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Validating Energy Measures  

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Energy measurements play a very important role in a detailed energy analysis. The role is more important in industrial processes where wide variations of process conditions exist. Valid energy measurements make the decision making process easier...

Chari, S.; Thomas, D.

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Getting it togetherInterdisciplinary sound environment research  

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The Sound Environment Center at Lund university is an interdisciplinary center created to coordinate research on sound and soundscape issues and is known to be the first of its kind worldwide. Ranging from acoustics to medicine psychology and cognitive sciences as well as humanities like musicology and linguistics soundscape research adresses many interdependent areas and touches upon health as well as philosophical aesthetic and technical issues. To get a holistic comprehension these perspectives need to be synchronized. Therefore the center has an interdisciplinary board and a mission to study sound environments from multidisciplinary perspectives. Focus lies on research and contact between researchers. The center has external funding for larger research collaborations on topics such as teachers voice strain and rooms acoustics health effects of combined exposure to noise and airborne particles cognition and sound exposure. In addition to initiating research projects the center arranges symposiums adressing topics such as Noise and health Seductive Sounds Operational Sounds Dangerous Sounds' and Sound Cognition and Learning. Further topics have been Sound Design Sounds and Silence for Mental Recreation Teachers Voice Comfort and recently Wind TurbineNoise. The symposiums facilitates cross disciplinary contacts and discussions many of them producing published papers and reports.

Frans Mossberg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and validation benchmarks.  

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Verification and validation (V&V) are the primary means to assess the accuracy and reliability of computational simulations. V&V methods and procedures have fundamentally improved the credibility of simulations in several high-consequence fields, such as nuclear reactor safety, underground nuclear waste storage, and nuclear weapon safety. Although the terminology is not uniform across engineering disciplines, code verification deals with assessing the reliability of the software coding, and solution verification deals with assessing the numerical accuracy of the solution to a computational model. Validation addresses the physics modeling accuracy of a computational simulation by comparing the computational results with experimental data. Code verification benchmarks and validation benchmarks have been constructed for a number of years in every field of computational simulation. However, no comprehensive guidelines have been proposed for the construction and use of V&V benchmarks. For example, the field of nuclear reactor safety has not focused on code verification benchmarks, but it has placed great emphasis on developing validation benchmarks. Many of these validation benchmarks are closely related to the operations of actual reactors at near-safety-critical conditions, as opposed to being more fundamental-physics benchmarks. This paper presents recommendations for the effective design and use of code verification benchmarks based on manufactured solutions, classical analytical solutions, and highly accurate numerical solutions. In addition, this paper presents recommendations for the design and use of validation benchmarks, highlighting the careful design of building-block experiments, the estimation of experimental measurement uncertainty for both inputs and outputs to the code, validation metrics, and the role of model calibration in validation. It is argued that the understanding of predictive capability of a computational model is built on the level of achievement in V&V activities, how closely related the V&V benchmarks are to the actual application of interest, and the quantification of uncertainties related to the application of interest.

Oberkampf, William Louis; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective speed of sound in phononic crystals  

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A new formula for the effective quasistatic speed of sound $c$ in 2D and 3D periodic materials is reported. The approach uses a monodromy-matrix operator to enable direct integration in one of the coordinates and exponentially fast convergence in others. As a result, the solution for $c$ has a more closed form than previous formulas. It significantly improves the efficiency and accuracy of evaluating $c$ for high-contrast composites as demonstrated by a 2D example with extreme behavior.

A. A. Kutsenko; A. L. Shuvalov; A. N. Norris

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Coiled-Tubing Drilling Practices  

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This Coiled-Tubing Drilling (CTD) Sound Practices Manual provides tools needed by CTD engineers and supervisors to plan, design and perform safe, successful CTD operations. As emphasized throughout, both careful planning and attention to detail are mandatory for success. A bibliography of many useful CTD references is presented in Chapter 6. This manual is organized according to three processes: 1) Pre-Job Planning Process, 2) Operations Execution Process, and 3) Post-Job Review Process. Each is discussed in a logical and sequential format.

Williams, Thomas; Deskins, Greg (Maurer Technology Inc.); Ward, Stephen L. (Advantage Energy Services Ltd); Hightower, Mel

2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound velocity bound and neutron stars  

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It has been conjectured that the velocity of sound in any medium is smaller than the velocity of light in vacuum divided by $\\sqrt{3}$. Simple arguments support this bound in non-relativistic and/or weakly coupled theories. The bound has been demonstrated in several classes of strongly coupled theories with gravity duals and is saturated only in conformal theories. We point out that the existence of neutron stars with masses around two solar masses combined with the knowledge of the equation of state of hadronic matter at "low" densities is in strong tension with this bound.

Paulo F. Bedaque; Andrew W. Steiner

2015-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Absorption in the Pacific Ocean  

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The absorption of sound in the Pacific Ocean at a nominal frequency of 75 kHz was measured over a horizontal path at depths of 910 and 3350 m. The results are 20.01.5 dB/km and 13.51.5 dB/km respectively which may be compared to values of 27.3 dB/km and 22.7 dB/km extrapolated from the empirical relation of Schulkin and Marsh. Evidently the useful range of this relation is severely limited. In addition the effect of pressure may be greater than previously suspected.

H. F. Bezdek

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localization of sound sources in rooms using an improved version of steered response power algorithm.  

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Localization of sound sources inside a room is a challenging problem. The possible applications involving speech?based source localization systems range from teleconferencing to home automation systems. For example the localization of a speaker inside a conference room can be very useful to place the speaker in a remote room by means of a spatial audio reproduction system. Also new applications will appear in home automation if accurate source localization systems are available in the future. One of the most robust approaches to source localization is the SRP?PHAT algorithm which has shown to provide very good localization results inside rooms with moderate reverberation. However the computational cost is highly dependent on the spatial sampling and the number of microphones making very difficult the localization of sound events if a coarse spatial sampling is used. In this paper we propose an improvement of this method where sound events are not missed even if a very coarse grid is used. The improvement is based on a previous calculation of the existent cross?correlation lags between spatially adjacent points in the grid assuring that the non?sampled space is covered in terms of cross?correlation lags between microphone pairs when running the algorithm. Several experiments conducted in different rooms with complex acoustics confirm the validity and benefits of the proposed method.?

Jose J. Lopez; Maximo Cobos; Amparo Marti

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Validation | Department of Energy  

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Technology Validation Technology Validation 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 --...

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Pitch Perception of Complex Sounds: Nonlinearity Revisited  

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The ability of the auditory system to perceive the fundamental frequency of a sound even when this frequency is removed from the stimulus is an interesting phenomenon related to the pitch of complex sounds. This capability is known as ``residue'' or ``virtual pitch'' perception and was first reported last century in the pioneering work of Seebeck. It is residue perception that allows one to listen to music with small transistor radios, which in general have a very poor and sometimes negligible response to low frequencies. The first attempt, due to Helmholtz, to explain the residue as a nonlinear effect in the ear considered it to originate from difference combination tones. However, later experiments have shown that the residue does not coincide with a difference combination tone. These results and the fact that dichotically presented signals also elicit residue perception have led to nonlinear theories being gradually abandoned in favour of central processor models. In this paper we use recent results from the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to show that physical frequencies produced by generic nonlinear oscillators acted upon by two independent periodic excitations can reproduce with great precision most of the experimental data about the residue without resorting to any kind of central processing mechanism.

D. L. Gonzalez; L. Morettini; F. Sportolari; O. Rosso; J. H. E. Cartwright; O. Piro

1995-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program |  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Up to 70% of installed cost of qualifying retrofit projects or up to 50% of qualifying lighting upgrades. Provider Puget Sound Energy PSE can provide a custom retrofit grant for any energy-efficiency project

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Sound propagation in the nonhomogeneous ocean with currents  

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One considers the problem of sound propagation in the nonhomogeneous ocean with currents, where the characteristics of the medium vary...oco?1, ...

N. S. Grigor'eva

1985-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Soundings At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Mallan...  

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Mallan, Et Al., 2001) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Electromagnetic Soundings At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Mallan, Et Al.,...

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Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations At Mt Princeton Hot...  

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navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations At Mt Princeton Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Zohdy, Et Al.,...

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Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River...  

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Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Abstract In 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey made seventy Schlumberger resistivity...

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Model Validation Bernie Lesieutre  

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Model Validation Model Validation Bernie Lesieutre University of Wisconsin lesieutre@wisc.edu 27 June 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 Project Objectives To Develop techniques and tools for PMU- and feature-based power system model validation. Background: Our prior proof-of-concept research demonstrated that feature-based sensitivity models can be used to calibrate power system dynamic models. This was applied to the WECC composite load model for oscillatory and FIDVR events. 3 Project Objectives PSLF simulation features features Sensitivity Model (parameters) Measured Data Simulated Data Features Error Adjust Parameters Technical Approach 4 Project Objectives Current Research: Use PMU data to calibrate power plant models. Four Tasks:

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validation | OpenEI  

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validation validation Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): 31Conclusiones y recomendacionesEl método de cálculo de la radiación solar global desarrollado ha obtenido resultadoscomparables a otros métodos revisados en la bibliografía. A diferencia de muchos deestos métodos, que han sido ajustados y refinados por sus autores a lo largo de variosaños de trabajo, este es completamente nuevo y parte de un enfoque diferente, por loque tiene un gran potencial de ajuste y sintonización.Algunos cambios que pueden sugerirse son tomar distribuciones espaciales ytemporales Source Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba Date Released November 30th, 2005 (9 years ago) Date Updated November 07th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords América Latina Cuba documentation solar SWERA validation

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Accelerated Testing Validation  

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Testing Validation Testing Validation Rangachary Mukundan (PI), Rodney Borup, John Davey, Roger Lujan Los Alamos National Laboratory Adam Z. Weber Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Greg James Ballard Power Systems, Inc Mike Brady Oak Ridge National Laboratory Steve Grot Ion Power, Inc This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information Objective/Barrier/Target The objectives of this project are 3-fold 1. Correlation of the component lifetimes measured in an AST to real-world behavior of that component. 2. Validation of existing ASTs for Catalyst layers and Membranes 3. Development of new ASTs for GDLs, bipolar plates and interfaces Technical Barrier Addressed: A. Durability * Durability of fuel cell systems operating over automotive drive cycles has not

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GTC Phase-2 Preparation Tool Gran Telescopio Canarias  

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GTC Phase-2 Preparation Tool 1 Gran Telescopio Canarias Phase-2 Preparation Tool Valid from period describes how to use the Phase-2 tool for preparing observations at the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC). Each

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Independent Verification and Validation  

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&V works best when incorporated into the entire software and hardware development life cycle -- fromIndependent Verification and Validation Evaluating integrity and quality of hardware and software&V must be applied at the systems level to include hardware and software interactions. High

Kemner, Ken

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9. Technology Validation Introduction  

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.20 2.20 2.25 2.20 2.20 2.22 Texas Hydrogen Highway - Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus and Fueling Infrastructure and the corresponding hydrogen infrastructure that can be addressed only by integrating the components into complete infrastructure). Technology validation confirms that component technologies can be incorporated into a complete

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Velocity of Second Sound in NaF  

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The velocity of drifting second sound and the heat capacity per unit volume are calculated for NaF for temperatures from 0 to 40 K. The velocity of second sound decreases by 24% as the temperature is increased from 10 to 30 K, because of the dispersion of the phonon frequency spectrum.

Robert J. Hardy and S. S. Jaswal

1971-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE  

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SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE UD - LEWES, DELAWARE January 2011 ` #12;SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LEWES, DELAWARE A Gamesa G90 2.0-MW wind turbine operates at the University of Delaware (UD), Lewes campus on a parcel

Firestone, Jeremy

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Experimenting with Sound Immersion in an Arts and Crafts Museum  

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wireless devices. Our system takes into consideration the position of museum visitors as well, in real-time by the visitor's device. Keywords: museum, immersion, edutainment, sound spatialization, head]. However, just like images, sounds are fundamental for learning [5]. The listening process is by nature

Boyer, Edmond

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Water distribution measurement in sand using sound vibration and SLDV  

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Water distribution measurement in sand using sound vibration and SLDV T. Sugimotoa , Y. Nakagawaa vibrator is used as a sound source. SLDV measures the vibration of ground surface. The propagation velocity between vibrator and measuring point is used to estimate the water distribution. Also, the soil

Boyer, Edmond

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PITCH BASED SOUND CLASSIFICATION Andreas B. Nielsen, Lars K. Hansen  

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PITCH BASED SOUND CLASSIFICATION Andreas B. Nielsen, Lars K. Hansen Intelligent Signal Processing the pitch of the signal using the harmonic product spectrum. Based on the pitch estimate and a pitch error. The pitch is an interesting feature of sound and is used in various situations. One of the reasons pitch

122

Developing a 3D Sound Environment for a Driving Simulator  

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squealing of a human-controlled vehicle, and the engine noise of autonomous vehicles. Both the engine of a police vehicle using the Doppler Effect. Other sounds such as vehicle wind noise, beeping of the vehicle. Introduction Sound plays an important role in the realm of driving. Wind and engine noise contribute to fatigue

123

The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding  

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709 44 The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding LARRY WOS AND BRANDEN scientist naturally envisioned the automation of sound rea- soning ­ reasoning in which conclusions, and find proofs. But can such logical reasoning be fully automated? Can a single computer program

Fitelson, Branden

124

A Dataset and Taxonomy for Urban Sound Research  

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Automatic urban sound classification is a growing area of research with applications in multimedia retrieval and urban informatics. In this paper we identify two main barriers to research in this area - the lack of a common taxonomy and the scarceness ... Keywords: classification, dataset, taxonomy, urban sound

Justin Salamon, Christopher Jacoby, Juan Pablo Bello

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

NGNP PHASE I REVIEW  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REVIEW REVIEW NEAC REACTOR TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE FINAL REPORT JUNE 15, 2011 EPACT 2005 REQUIREMENTS * FIRST PROJECT PHASE REVIEW-On a determination by the Secretary that the appropriate activities under the first project phase under subsection (b)(1) are nearly complete, the Secretary shall request the NERAC to conduct a comprehensive review of the Project and to report to the Secretary the recommendation of the NERAC concerning whether the Project is ready to proceed to the second project phase under subsection (b)(2) NGNP PROJECT PHASES (1) FIRST PHASE.-A first project phase shall be conducted to- (A) select and validate the appropriate technology under subsection (a)(1); (B) carry out enabling research, development, and demonstration activities on technologies and components under

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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND GRAVITY WAVES IN SOUND-PROOF TREATMENTS OF STELLAR INTERIORS. PART I. ANELASTIC APPROXIMATIONS  

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Typical flows in stellar interiors are much slower than the speed of sound. To follow the slow evolution of subsonic motions, various sound-proof equations are in wide use, particularly in stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics. These low-Mach number equations include the anelastic equations. Generally, these equations are valid in nearly adiabatically stratified regions like stellar convection zones, but may not be valid in the sub-adiabatic, stably stratified stellar radiative interiors. Understanding the coupling between the convection zone and the radiative interior is a problem of crucial interest and may have strong implications for solar and stellar dynamo theories as the interface between the two, called the tachocline in the Sun, plays a crucial role in many solar dynamo theories. Here, we study the properties of gravity waves in stably stratified atmospheres. In particular, we explore how gravity waves are handled in various sound-proof equations. We find that some anelastic treatments fail to conserve energy in stably stratified atmospheres, instead conserving pseudo-energies that depend on the stratification, and we demonstrate this numerically. One anelastic equation set does conserve energy in all atmospheres and we provide recommendations for converting low-Mach number anelastic codes to this set of equations.

Brown, Benjamin P.; Zweibel, Ellen G. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1582 (United States); Vasil, Geoffrey M., E-mail: bpbrown@astro.wisc.edu [Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8 (Canada)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

127

Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate  

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Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate Program Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Maximum Rebate Payable only up to the cost of the project including labor. Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 365-Day Programmable Thermostat - up to $250 Occupancy Sensor Damper Control - additional 50% Occupancy Sensor Lighting Control - additional 50% Provider Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Portable Classroom Controls Rebate program offers rebates to school customers who upgrade portable classroom controls from seven-day programmable thermostats to 365-day programmable

128

Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) | Open  

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Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Exploration Activity Details Location Raft River Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Activity Date 1977 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis The purpose of the survey was: (1) to field test U.S. Geological Survey extra-low-frequency (ELF) equipment using a grounded wire source and receiver loop configuration (which is designed to measure the vertical magnetic field (Hz) at the loop center for various frequencies); (2) to present an example of the EM sounding data and interpretations using a

129

The contribution of 3-D sound to the human-computer interface  

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Sound inherently has a spatial quality, an ability to be localized in three dimensions. This is the essence of 3-D, or spatial, sound. A system capable of recording sounds as digitized samples and playing them back in a ...

Vershel, Mark Aaron

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects  

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Integrated Projects to Integrated Projects to someone by E-mail Share FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Facebook Tweet about FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Twitter Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Google Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Delicious Rank FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on Digg Find More places to share FCT Technology Validation: Integrated Projects on AddThis.com... Home Transportation Projects Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects Integrated Projects DOE Projects Non-DOE Projects Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Manufacturing Codes & Standards Education Systems Analysis Contacts Integrated Projects To maximize overall system efficiencies, reduce costs, and optimize

131

Thermo-acoustic Sound Generation in the Interaction of Pulsed Proton and Laser Beams with a Water Target  

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The generation of hydrodynamic radiation in interactions of pulsed proton and laser beams with matter is explored. The beams were directed into a water target and the resulting acoustic signals were recorded with pressure sensitive sensors. Measurements were performed with varying pulse energies, sensor positions, beam diameters and temperatures. The obtained data are matched by simulation results based on the thermo-acoustic model with uncertainties at a level of 10%. The results imply that the primary mechanism for sound generation by the energy deposition of particles propagating in water is the local heating of the medium. The heating results in a fast expansion or contraction and a pressure pulse of bipolar shape is emitted into the surrounding medium. An interesting, widely discussed application of this effect could be the detection of ultra-high energetic cosmic neutrinos in future large-scale acoustic neutrino detectors. For this application a validation of the sound generation mechanism to high accur...

Lahmann, R; Graf, K; Hl, J; Kappes, A; Katz, U; Mecke, K; Schwemmer, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Sound power level measurement of Sheng, a Chinese wind instrument  

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Sheng is one of the Chinese traditional wind instruments. But its sound power level has never been carefully measured. In this paper the sound powermeasurements of Sheng were performed for the first time in a reverberation chamber according to ISO standard and Chinese national standard. Two qualified musicians performed on their own instruments in the center of the reverberation chamber. The radiated sound energy and the dynamic ranges of the Sheng were investigated by four channel acoustic measuring equipments. Typical sound power values were obtained through averaging and the results were reported in this paper. It was showed that the mean forte sound power level can reach up to 98dB with a dynamic range of 22.5dB when music scale was performed. The method discussed here is valuable for the sound powermeasurements of other musical instruments. The measurement of the sound power radiated by national musical instruments lays foundations for the investigation into the acoustics of national music halls.

Yue Zhe Zhao; Shuo Xian Wu; Jian Zhen Qiu; Li Ling Wu; Hong Huang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Sound quality descriptors for HVAC equipment from ARI Standards  

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The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has several standards that provide methods to evaluate the sound quality of heating ventilating and air?conditioning (HVAC) equipment. These include Standard 270 Sound rating of outdoor unitary equipment Standard 350 Sound rating of non?ducted indoor air?conditioning equipment and Standard 1140P Procedures for evaluating sound quality of HVAC equipment. The preferred method in these standards is best described in Standard 1140P which uses one?third octave band sound power levels that are weighted to adjust for the sensitivity to frequency distribution and presence of tones and are then converted to a single number sound quality indicator. The tone adjustment is based on the projection of a given one?third octave band level relative to the average of the adjacent one?third octave bands. An alternate use of Zwicker method B to determine loudness and loudness level is also provided in ARI Standard 1140P. These standards provide a convenient method by which complex sounds for similar products may be compared.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''Lighting''' Small Business Lighting: $3 - $190 CFLs: $3 - $12 LEDs: $10 - $25 Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps: $25 LED Exit Signs: $50 LED Traffic Signals: $5 - $20 Lighting Controls: $40 - $80 T8 Lamp Upgrade: $1 per lamp '''HVAC''' HVAC Installations (New Construction): $30/ton HVAC Replacements: $100 - $550

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Sound propagation conditions in the equatorial South Pacific Ocean  

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A major part of the South Pacific Ocean is impacted by a cold water circulation induced by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. This results in either a double or a very broad deep sound channel axis [R. N. Denham et al. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 81 787789 (1987)]. However nearer the equator this impact is reduced and a series of equatorial currents and counter currents come into play. An analysis is made of existing oceanographic data to determine the resulting sound?speed profile shape and sound channel axis depth. A comparison is made to profiles from the temperate regions of the South Pacific Ocean.

David G. Browning; Ronald N. Denham

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy  

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Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Areas Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Areas Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: This paper discusses the problem involved in extracting the useful signal from background noise during geoelectrical soundings in noisy areas or where a considerable depth of penetration is required. This problem often arises in geothermal volcanic areas where the exploration target is a low resistivity formation and high resistivity surface rocks generally prevent the energization of the soil by strong currents. The spectral characteristics of the signal and noise are discussed, along with

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Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal  

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Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: An electromagnetic (EM) controlled source survey was conducted in the Raft River Valley, near Malta, Idaho. The purpose of the survey was: to field test U.S. Geological Survey extra-low-frequency (ELF) equipment using a grounded wire source and receiver loop configuration (which is designed to measure the vertical magnetic field (Hz) at the loop center for various frequencies); to present an example of the EM sounding data and interpretations using a previously developed inversion program; and (3) to

138

Re-Engineering Letter-to-Sound Rules Martin Jansche  

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Re-Engineering Letter-to-Sound Rules Martin Jansche The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, U.S.A. jansche.1@osu.edu Abstract Using finite-state automata for the text analysis component in a text

Toronto, University of

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Sound-induced micromechanical motions in an isolated cochlea preparation  

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The mechanical processes at work within the organ of Corti can be greatly elucidated by measuring both radial motions and traveling-wave behavior of structures within this organ in response to sound stimuli. To enable such ...

Page, Scott Lawrence

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Update on the Micro-X Sounding Rocket payload  

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The Micro-X High Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket is a sounding rocket experiment that will combine a transition-edge-sensor X-ray-microcalorimeter array with a conical imaging mirror to obtain high- ...

Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectal

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141

EIS-0160: Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Bonneville Power Administration prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of potential solutions to address a power system problem in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.

142

The EOD sound response in weakly electric fish  

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A spontaneous EOD response to sound is described in two...ElectricOrganDischarge (EOD) type,Hypopomus andGymnotus, and in one mormyrid,Brienomyrus (Figs. 24).

Bernd Kramer; Jrgen Tautz; Hubert Markl

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device  

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The purpose of this study was to design and build two versions of an underwater sound recording device. The device designed is referred to as the Underwater Sound Recorder (USR), which can be connected to one or two hydrophones or other underwater sound sensors. The URS contains a 26 dB preamplifier and a user selectable gain that permits additional amplification of input to the system from 26 dB to 46 dB. Signals within the frequency range up to 15 kHz may be recorded using the USR. Examples of USR applications are monitoring underwater processes that have the potential to create large pressure waves that could potentially harm fish or other aquatic life, such as underwater explosions or pile driving. Additional applications are recording sound generated by vessels or the vocalizations of some marine mammals, such as the calls from many species of whales.

Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Rohrer, John S.; Caviggia, Kurt A.

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

144

Direct Use of Satellite Sounding Radiances in Numerical Weather Prediction  

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Since 1978, operational satellite soundings of the atmospheres temperature and humidity structure have been provided by the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TONS) on the TIROS-N/NOAA series of polar orbiti...

J. R. Eyre; E. Andersson; A. P. McNally

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Zero sound modes in the AdS/CFT correspondence  

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We examine the effects of zero sound wave excitations of charged fermion species living around the charged black hole of an AdS/CFT spacetime. In particular, we show that these bulk modes cause corresponding singularities ...

Roxlo, Thomas (Thomas Q.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Geothermal significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake  

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significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Region Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Geothermal significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Region Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Magnetotelluric soundings along a profile extending from the Raft River geothermal area in southern Idaho in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming reveal a highly anamalous crustal structure involving a conductive zone at depths that range from 18 km in the central part of the eastern Snake River Plain to 7 km beneath the Raft River thermal area and as little as 5 km in Yellowstone. Resistivities in this conductive zone are less than

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Puget Sound area electric reliability plan  

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Various conservation, load management, and fuel switching programs were considered as ways to reduce or shift system peak load. These programs operate at the end-use level, such as residential water heat. Figure D-1a shows what electricity consumption for water heat looks like on normal and extreme peak days. Load management programs, such as water heat control, are designed to reduce electricity consumption at the time of system peak. On the coldest day in average winter, system load peaks near 8:00 a.m. In a winter with extremely cold weather, electricity consumption increases fr all hours, and the system peak shifts to later in the morning. System load shapes in the Puget Sound area are shown in Figure D-1b for a normal winter peak day (February 2, 1988) and extreme peak day (February 3, 1989). Peak savings from any program are calculated to be the reduction in loads on the entire system at the hour of system peak. Peak savings for all programs are measured at 8:00 a.m. on a normal peak day and 9:00 a.m. on an extreme peak day. On extremely cold day, some water heat load shifts to much later in the morning, with less load available for shedding at the time of system peak. Models of hourly end-use consumption were constructed to simulate the impact of conservation, land management, and fuel switching programs on electricity consumption. Javelin, a time-series simulating package for personal computers, was chosen for the hourly analysis. Both a base case and a program case were simulated. 15 figs., 7 tabs.

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1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of wind from Nimbus-6 satellite sounding data  

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DETERMINATION OF WIND FROM NIMBUS-6 SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA A Thesis by WILLIAM EVERETT CARLE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfil!. ment of the requirement for the deg. . ec of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1979 Major Subject: Meteorology DETEIQ&INATION OE WIND PROS1 NINEDS-6 SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA A Thesis WILLIA11 EVERETT CARLE Aporoved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Commi tee) Nember) (Head of Department) December 1979...

Carle, William Everett

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

149

Puget Sound area electric reliability plan. Draft environmental impact statement  

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The Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) identifies the alternatives for solving a power system problem in the Puget Sound area. This Plan is undertaken by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Puget Sound Power & Light, Seattle City Light, Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD), and Tacoma Public Utilities. The Plan consists of potential actions in Puget Sound and other areas in the State of Washington. A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, there is more demand for power than the electric system can supply in the Puget Sound area. This high demand, called peak demand, occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies, the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both. The plan to balance Puget Sound`s power demand and supply has these purposes: The plan should define a set of actions that would accommodate ten years of load growth (1994--2003). Federal and State environmental quality requirements should be met. The plan should be consistent with the plans of the Northwest Power Planning Council. The plan should serve as a consensus guideline for coordinated utility action. The plan should be flexible to accommodate uncertainties and differing utility needs. The plan should balance environmental impacts and economic costs. The plan should provide electric system reliability consistent with customer expectations. 29 figs., 24 tabs.

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1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation  

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Storm Peak Lab Cloud Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment (STORMVEX) Operated by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility for the U.S. Department of Energy, the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) begins its inaugural deployment November 2010 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for the Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment, or STORMVEX. For six months, the comprehensive suite of AMF2 instruments will obtain measurements of cloud and aerosol properties at various sites below the heavily instrumented Storm Peak Lab, located on Mount Werner at an elevation of 3220 meters. The correlative data sets that will be created from AMF2 and Storm Peak Lab will equate to between 200 and 300 in situ aircraft flight hours in liquid, mixed phase, and precipitating

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toProtectandRestorePugetSound Final Report to the Puget Sound Partnership July 30, 2009 Grant #200806  

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team seining in Watmough Bight. Photo by Chris Sergeant Citizen Science Advisory Panel Russel Barsh" session at the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference; and the "Exploring the Spectrum

Carrington, Emily

152

Temporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers  

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and at variance with one another. They include sound pressure, sound power, or intensity, which are proportional to the square of pressure, and energy, i.e., the integral of sound power over time. Here we showTemporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers Peter Heil

Allen, Jont

153

A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform  

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1 A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform Ali Moukadem1, 3 , Alain Dieterlen presents a new module for heart sounds segmentation based on S-Transform. The heart sounds segmentation process segments the PhonoCardioGram (PCG) signal into four parts: S1 (first heart sound), systole, S2

Boyer, Edmond

154

Increasing the efficiency of thermoacoustic carbon nanotube sound projectors  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can generate smooth-spectra sound emission over a wide frequency range (1105Hz) by means of thermoacoustics (TA). However, in the low frequencies f, where the need for large area sound projectors is high, the sound generation efficiency ? of open CNT sheets is low, since ??f2. Together with this problem, the nanoscale thickness of CNT sheets, their high sensitivity to the environment and the high surface temperatures useful for TA sound generation are other drawbacks, which we address here by protective encapsulation of free-standing CNT sheets in inert gases. We provide an extensive experimental study of such closed systems for different thermodynamic regimes and rationalize our observations within a basic theoretical framework. The observed sound pressure levels for encapsulated argon filled TA transducers (130dB in air and 200dB underwater in the near field at 5cm distance, and 100 and 170dB in the far field at 1m distance) are Q times higher than those for open systems, where Q is the resonant quality factor of the thin enclosure plates. Moreover, the sound generation efficiency of the encapsulated system increases toward low frequencies (??1/f2). Another method to increase ? in the low frequency region is by modulation of the applied high frequency carrier current with a low frequency resonant envelope. This approach enables sound generation at the frequency of the applied current without the need for additional energy-consuming biasing. The acoustical and geometrical parameters providing further increases in efficiency and transduction performance for resonant systems are discussed.

Ali E Aliev; Yuri N Gartstein; Ray H Baughman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Draft Environmental Impact State.  

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The Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) identifies the alternatives for solving a power system problem in the Puget Sound area. This Plan is undertaken by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Puget Sound Power Light, Seattle City Light, Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD), and Tacoma Public Utilities. The Plan consists of potential actions in Puget Sound and other areas in the State of Washington. A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, there is more demand for power than the electric system can supply in the Puget Sound area. This high demand, called peak demand, occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies, the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both. The plan to balance Puget Sound's power demand and supply has these purposes: The plan should define a set of actions that would accommodate ten years of load growth (1994--2003). Federal and State environmental quality requirements should be met. The plan should be consistent with the plans of the Northwest Power Planning Council. The plan should serve as a consensus guideline for coordinated utility action. The plan should be flexible to accommodate uncertainties and differing utility needs. The plan should balance environmental impacts and economic costs. The plan should provide electric system reliability consistent with customer expectations. 29 figs., 24 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Sound Waves in the Atmosphere at Infrasonic Frequencies  

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Various geophysical processes generate sound waves in the atmosphere. Some typical sources are auroral discharges in the upper atmosphere tornadoes and severe storms surface waves on the oceans volcanic explosions earthquakes and atmospheric oscillations arising from unstable wind flow at the tropopause. Man?made sources include powerful explosions and the shock waves from vehicles moving at supersonic speeds at altitudes below about 125 km. The components of sound?wave energy at infrasonic frequencies (oscillation periods >1.0 sec) are propagated for large distances (thousands of kilometers) over the earth's surface with very little loss of energy from absorption by viscosity and heat conduction. But the propagation depends strongly on (a) the horizontally stratified temperature structure of the atmosphere (b) the influence of gravity at oscillation periods greater than the atmospheric resonance period ?300 sec and (c) the nonuniform distribution of atmospheric winds. The microphones and electroacoustical apparatus at an infrasonics observation station e.g. the one at Washington D. C. measure (1) the amplitude and waveform of incident sound pressure (2) the direction of local propagation of the wave (3) the horizontal trace velocity and (4) the distribution of sound wave energy at various oscillation frequencies. Researches on propagation require observational data from a network of stations separated geographically by large distances coupled with theoretical analysis of sound propagation to arrive at useful results on the acoustics of the atmosphere.

Richard K. Cook

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Airborne sound propagation over sea during offshore wind farm piling  

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Offshore piling for wind farm construction has attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to the extremely high noise emission levels associated with such operations. While underwater noise levels were shown to be harmful for the marine biology the propagation of airborne piling noise over sea has not been studied in detail before. In this study detailed numerical calculations have been performed with the Green's Function Parabolic Equation (GFPE) method to estimate noise levels up to a distance of 10?km. Measured noise emission levels during piling of pinpiles for a jacket-foundation wind turbine were assessed and used together with combinations of the sea surface state and idealized vertical sound speed profiles (downwind sound propagation). Effective impedances were found and used to represent non-flat sea surfaces at low-wind sea states 2 3 and 4. Calculations show that scattering by a rough sea surface which decreases sound pressure levels exceeds refractive effects which increase sound pressure levels under downwind conditions. This suggests that the presence of wind even when blowing downwind to potential receivers is beneficial to increase the attenuation of piling sound over the sea. A fully flat sea surface therefore represents a worst-case scenario.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Andrea McNemar Andrea McNemar Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road PO Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507 304-285-2024 andrea.mcnemar@netl.doe.gov Edward N. Steadman Deputy Associate Director for Research Energy & Environmental Research Center University of North Dakota 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018 Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018 701-777-5279 esteadman@undeerc.org John A. Harju Associate Director for Research Energy & Environmental Research Center University of North Dakota 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018 Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018 701-777-5157 jharju@undeerc.org PARTNERS (2003 TO PRESENT) Abengoa Bioenergy New Technology, Inc. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Alberta Department of Energy Alberta Department of Environment Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership-

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Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Program Technology Program Technology Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507 304-285-1345 traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov William Aljoe Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 412-386-6569 william.aljoe@netl.doe.gov Leslie L. Schmidt Business Contact Montana State University-Bozeman 309 Montana Hall Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-2381 lschmidt@montana.edu Lee Spangler Technical Contact Montana State University-Bozeman P.O. Box 172460 Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-4399 spangler@montana.edu PARTNERS Battelle Pacific Northwest Division Center for Advanced Energy Studies Cimarex Energy Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Crow Tribe Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration

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Phase five  

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Phase five Phase five 1663 Los Alamos science and technology magazine Latest Issue:November 2013 All Issues » submit Phase five Los Alamos physicists have conclusively demonstrated the existence of a new phase of matter. November 25, 2013 Phase five Scientists still have more to learn about the exotic physics of specialty materials. What makes the cuprates special? How about a new phase of matter. Ceramic metals known as cuprates have mystified physicists for decades. They exhibit a variety of distinct phases of matter, each with its own specific properties, including a phase bearing an exotic type of magnetism, a high-temperature superconducting phase, an ordinary metal phase, a poorly understood and weird metallic phase simply called a strange metal, and an equally poorly understood metallic phase known as the pseudogap. The

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount '''Whole Building Approach:''' $0.60 - $1.80 per square foot for measures that are 10 - 30% above required code '''Building Components:''' Up to 100% of the incremental cost of individual measures '''Building Commissioning:''' Up to $0.50 per square foot with maximum of 50% of third-party

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Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Floor/Attic/Wall Insulation: $400 for each form of insulation Duct Insulation: $200 for each form of insulation Windows: $750 Heat Pump Water Heater: Energy Star rated Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,200 Geothermal Heat Pump: $1,500 Air-Source Heat Pumps: $200 - $800 Heat Pump Sizing and Lock-Out Control: $300

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

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Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency April 2, 2010 - 4:50pm Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What does this project do? Identifies wasted energy Frees up money for cash strapped programs in the area. Four organizations on Washington state's Kitsap Peninsula are joining forces to improve their energy efficiency. Led by the City of Bremerton, the largest participant city by population and energy needs, the four will hire an expert consultant to find and document ways to save energy in big ways and small. Pat Coxon, Wastewater Division manager for the city, says the project is still getting started, but reductions in every part of its resource use are on the table. He says the grant was a well-timed opportunity for Bremerton

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

166

Improving sound propagation modeling for wind power projects  

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Sound propagation from wind power projects can be modeled in the same manner as other more common outdoor noisesources but are these models suited to wind turbines' uniquely high source heights operating under high wind conditions and various degrees of terrain ruggedness. In "Propagation Modeling Parameters for Wind Turbines" (K. Kaliski and E. Duncan Proceedings of Institute of Noise ControlEngineers NOISECON 2007) the effects of ground attenuation and various adjustments for wind conditions on sound propagationmodeling were discussed. This paper continues the discussion and explores the accuracy of existing sound propagationmodeling methods for wind power projects including ISO 9613 and other standards. Model data for wind power projects and the implications of various terrain and ground coverage will be discussed.

Eddie Duncan; Kenneth Kaliski

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound emission from the gas of molecular superrotors  

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We use an optical centrifuge to deposit a controllable amount of rotational energy into dense molecular ensembles. Subsequent rotation-translation energy transfer, mediated by thermal collisions, results in the localized heating of the gas and generates strong sound wave, clearly audible to the unaided ear. For the first time, the amplitude of the sound signal is analyzed as a function of the experimentally measured rotational energy. The proportionality between the two experimental observables confirms that rotational excitation is the main source of the detected sound wave. As virtually all molecules, including the main constituents of the atmosphere, are amenable to laser spinning by the centrifuge, we anticipate this work to stimulate further development in the area of photo-acoustic control and spectroscopy.

Milner, A A; Milner, V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

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Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Project  

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Validation > PROVE Validation > PROVE The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Project Overview The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) was a mini field campaign conducted at the Jornada Experimental Range in the Chihuahuan Desert, near Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 1997. The goals of PROVE were to: Gain experience in the collection and use of field data for EOS product validation Develop protocols for coordination, measurement, and data archival Compile a synoptic land and atmospheric data set for testing algorithms The remote-sensing portion of PROVE involved investigators from three NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) instrument teams: MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) ASTER (Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer) MISR (Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer)

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Outdoor sound propagation in the U.S. Civil War  

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In a number of major battles in the U.S. Civil War unusual atmospheric acoustics played a major role. In this study the probable causes of the unusual acoustics are given and the resulting effect on military command decisions is described. The causes discussed include sound absorption wind shear temperature gradients and combinations of these. Several cases will also be described in which multiple ground reflections caused sounds of battle to be heard at unusually great distances. The battles studied include Gettysburg Seven Pines Perryville Iuka Fort Donelson Gaines Mill Five Forks and Chancellorsville.

Charles D. Ross

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of a Novel RP-HPLC Method for the Analysis of Reduced Glutathione  

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......restoring molecules via hydrogen donation, maintaining...N-L-gamma-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl) glycine. Many methods exist for the quantification...Thermostable luciferrases and methods of production. Promega Corporation...Validated reverse phase HPLC method for the determination......

Vijaykumar Sutariya; Daniel Wehrung; Werner J. Geldenhuys

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metric approach for sound propagation in nematic liquid crystals  

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In the eikonal approach, we describe sound propagation near to topological defects of nematic liquid crystal as geodesics of a non-euclidian manifold endowed with an effective metric tensor. The relation between the acoustics of the medium and this geometrical description is given by Fermat's principle. We calculate the ray trajectories and propose a diffraction experiment to retrieve informations about the elastic constants.

E. Pereira; S. Fumeron; F. Moraes

2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind turbine sound prediction - the consequence of getting it wrong  

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The application to permit a wind turbine power development usually involves submission of a prediction for the sound level that will occur at residences schools places of worship and elsewhere people gather for restorative rest. This paper uses the example of a wind power development and follows iterations taken to finalize the sound level prediction. The paper provides quantitative information collected since the start up of the wind power development on measured sound levels and octave band distribution; and qualitative observations on the special characteristics of the sound. Actual observations are compared to the predictions. More importantly the paper reviews the consequences self-reported in qualitative interviews by citizens living with the changed environment after four years of operation of the wind power development. Reported impacts included difficulty sleeping loss of jobs and changes to social relationships caregiving pursuit of hobbies leisure learning and overall health. Changes in measured health outcomes are identified. Both the quantitative and qualitative findings justify revision of the permitting process.

William Palmer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The science of underwater sound: Education, communication, and outreach  

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As a complex scientific topic underwater sound can be challenging for scientists to discuss and effectively communicate with non-science audiences. Educational audiences span formal K-16 classrooms to museum and aquarium visitors. The science of sound is often included in upper middle school physical sciences curricula high school physics classes and undergraduate and graduate university courses which can take advantage of calculus to support student understanding. Communicating with the media presents other challenges: pressing or immediate deadlines; a need to deliver eye-catching flashy pieces that capture reader attention; and a general lack of fundamental knowledge of underwater sound by readers. Scientists must be proactive in their engagement with media to ensure good fundamental science is communicated and to increase useful stories about new developments in underwater sound research. Regulators and other decision-makers are also pressed for time when contemplating a topic yet they need the most up-to-date scientific findings to support their decision-making. This talk will provide an overview of the challenges that ocean acoustic specialists face when trying to communicate the results of their research and meet the needs of diverse audiences. In addition strategies and possible solutions will be discussed.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the evolution of controllers for sound spatialization  

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Dynamic changes in spatialsound attributes have played a role in classical Western music for a long time. It is known that choreographic movements of operasingers were sometimes made for acoustic considerations. Probably the first mechanical spatialsound controller is the so?called wind swell that is found in pipe organs. Already in 1712 Renatus Harris mentions how swelling enables the player to project the sound of the pipes ad libitum to nearby or further distances. With the invention of electroacoustic music a number of electromechanical devices were developed to control spatial aspects of sound (primarily positioning sound sources in 3?D space). Typical examples are Stockhausens rotational table (developed in the 1950s) and Manfred Krauses sound mill (1960). In this presentation the evolutionary steps in the design of spatialsound controllers will be outlinedbeginning with early purely mechanical devices up to recent approaches including the authors participation in the development of a gestural controllable soundsystem based on virtual microphone control (ViMiC).

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size and scale effects as constraints in insect sound communication  

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...source due both to spreading and atmospheric absorption. At ranges greater...material, or in a shallow pool of water, the propagation of sound-waves...speci c acoustic resistance of water is about 3500 times that of...Orthoptera). 1. The tegminal generator. J. Exp. Biol. 52, 495...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal Type Soundness for Cyclone's Region System Dan Grossman  

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management of Cyclone and its static typing discipline. The design incorporates several advance- mentsFormal Type Soundness for Cyclone's Region System Dan Grossman Greg Morrisett Trevor Jim Mike Hicks Yanling Wang James Cheney November 2001 Abstract Cyclone is a polymorphic, type-safe programming language

Hicks, Michael

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Washington University Can the Sound Generated by Modern Wind Turbines  

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Washington University Can the Sound Generated by Modern Wind Turbines Affect the Health of Those turbines haveWind turbines have been getting biggerbeen getting bigger and bigger....and bigger.... Lars Needs Wind turbines are "green" and areWind turbines are "green" and are contributing to our energy

Salt, Alec N.

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Baseline Sound Monitoring at Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS  

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include natural and cultural sound resources within park units. · Section 4.9: Soundscape Management preservation) · 2002 Winter Use Plan (Yellowstone) · 2006 NPS Management Policies (soundscapes) · Miller Soundscape Management Excerpt: "The Service will preserve soundscape resources and values of the parks

Maher, Robert C.

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Pitch Based Sound Classification A master's thesis by  

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Pitch Based Sound Classification A master's thesis by Andreas Brinch Nielsen 15 August 2005 is on classification based on the pitch of the signal, and three classes, music, noise and speech, is used. Unfortunately pitch is not straightforward to extract, and the first part of the project is about finding

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Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source -Sound Waves  

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Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source - Sound Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency Wave represents pressure Target - Radio Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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PUGET SOUND ENERGY, INC- 14-123-LNG  

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The Office of Fossil Energy gives notice of receipt of an application filed on September 4, 2014, by Puget Sound Energy, Inc. requesting authorization to import and export a combined total of up to 10,000 MMBtu units of natural gas per day beginning on November 1, 2014 and ending on October 31, 2018.

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Basic auditory processes involved in the analysis of speech sounds  

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...applicable to time-varying sounds. J. Audio Eng. Soc. 50, 331-342. Glasberg...In Collected papers on digital audio bit-rate reduction Gilchrist...9-19. Eds. New York, NY:Audio Engineering Society. Moore, B.C.J Cochlear...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A method for enhancement of background sounds in forensic  

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A method for enhancement of background sounds in forensic audio recordings Robert C. Maher;Outline · Introduction ­ Audio forensic analysis ­ Adaptive interference cancelling ­ Sinusoidal modeling · Test implementation · Example processing · Conclusion #12;Audio Forensics · Audio Forensics

Maher, Robert C.

185

BISON Validation | Department of Energy  

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Validation Validation BISON Validation January 29, 2013 - 11:54am Addthis BISON Validation Predictive Maturity Work continued on the previously developed discovery, accumulation, and assessment (DAA) process to plan, track, assess, and communicate VU activities and results. DAA was applied to the BISON sensitivity analysis described above, and the results were exported to Synopsis, the DAA management tool. [SNL, LANL, INL] Building on previous sensitivity studies of the LIFE-IV nuclear fuels code, a recently completed VU study focused on a methodology by which experimental campaigns may be devised to improve code calibration. Specifically, a principal component analysis is performed on the input parameters of the experiments, and the experiments that offer the least residual error when reconstructed from the principal components are

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Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop  

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The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop on February 3-4, 2015, in Golden, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a...

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Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys,  

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soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: In 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey made seventy Schlumberger resistivity soundings in the Upper Raft River Valley and in parts of the Raft River Valley. These soundings complement the seventy-nine soundings made previously in the Raft River Valley (Zohdy and others, 1975) and bring the total number of soundings to 149. This work was done as part of a hydrogeologic study of the area. The location, number, and azimuth of all 149 Schlumberger sounding stations are presented. The location of the new

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A Device to Evaluate Broadcast Background Sound Balance Using Loudness for Elderly Listeners  

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Elderly people complain that they sometimes have a hard time hearing the narration of broadcast TV programs because the background sounds (background music, sound effects) are too loud. We conducted subjective...

Tomoyasu Komori; Tohru Takagi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Source Separation G. Evangelista, S. Marchand, M. D. Plumbley, E. Vincent  

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Chapter 1 Sound Source Separation G. Evangelista, S. Marchand, M. D. Plumbley, E. Vincent 1 preprint of: G. Evangelista, S. Marchand, M. D. Plumbley and E. Vincent. Sound source separation. In U

Plumbley, Mark

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Two-Dimensional Hybrid Spatial Audio Systems with User Variable Controls of Sound Source Attributes  

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This paper presents two novel hybrid spatial audio systems demonstrated for use in two-dimensional ... further creative freedom to a composer, sound engineer or sound designer. The systems are principally ... bas...

Martin J. Morrell; Joshua D. Reiss

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soundgen : a Web services based sound generation system for the psychoacoustics laboratory  

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Soundgen is a web services based sound generation system developed for the MIT Psychoacoustics Laboratory Course 6.I82. The sounds created by Soundgen are combinations of various tones and noises, produced by a dedicated ...

Naber, Michael R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

phase coherence  

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The state in which two signals, such as electronic or optical signals, maintain (a) a fixed phase relationship with each other or (b) a fixed phase relationship with a third signal that can serve as a referenc...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AIP/123-QED Fuzzy structure theory modeling of sound-insulation layers in complex  

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AIP/123-QED Fuzzy structure theory modeling of sound-insulation layers in complex vibroacoustic France (Dated: September 11, 2008) Fuzzy structure theory for sound-insulation layers 1 hal-00684495 is proposed in developing an elas- toacoustic element useful to model sound-insulation layers for compu

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A comparative study on different assessment procedures applied to loudspeaker sound quality  

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the listener's expectations towards this item. Moreover, for the specific case of sound reproduction devices of a sound re- production device such as a loudspeaker is its sound quality. The perception of this subjective character is linked to numerous parameters (stimulus type, listening environment...) that must

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Effects of exposure to pile-driving sounds on the lake sturgeon, Nile tilapia and hogchoker  

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...physoclistous|physostomous|fishes|impulsive sound|tissue damage...health and survival of worldwide fish stocks [1]. Among the types...injury are shipping, sonar, seismic surveying and construction sounds...physiological effects of these sounds on fishes [1-3]. Recent studies...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECORDING SOUND WORLDS: DOCUMENTING NATURAL LIFE AND PLACING BIO-ACOUSTICS  

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; but they can all too easily go unheard. In varied combination, wildlife, weather, wind and waves, archival records, and journals of: the BBC Natural History Recording Unit; the British Library of Wildlife Sounds, a Department of the British Institute of Recorded Sound; the Wildlife Sound Recording S

Guo, Zaoyang

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Rigid-Body Fracture Sound with Precomputed Soundbanks Changxi Zheng Doug L. James  

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Rigid-Body Fracture Sound with Precomputed Soundbanks Changxi Zheng Doug L. James Cornell University Figure 1: SMASH! We synthesize the violent fracture and impact sounds of a glass table setting to approximate this brittle fracture sound by a superposition of 4046 modal vibrations (up to 14kHz). To avoid

Columbia University

198

Heart sound analysis for symptom detection and computer-aided diagnosis  

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Heart sound analysis for symptom detection and computer-aided diagnosis Todd R. Reed a,*, Nancy E Abstract Heart auscultation (the interpretation by a physician of heart sounds) is a fundamental component for the production of heart sounds, and demonstrate its utility in iden- tifying features useful in diagnosis. We

Reed, Nancy E.

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Acoustic Analysis of R.E.E.L. Semi-Reveberant Sound Chamber  

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Institute ASHRAE The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ANSI American National Standards Institute dB Decibel Lp Sound Pressure Level (dB) Lw Sound Power Level (dB) BKG Background Noise TL Sound... PROCEDURE .......................................................................16 H.V.I. Standard ....................................................................................................................18 SONE Calculation...

Elliston, Sean David

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Approach to Build a Generic Model of Photovoltaic Solar System Using Sound Biometric Techniques  

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This chapter presents the proposed model of combination between Photovoltaic solar system resources and sound biometric techniques, to generate power energy from the sunlight using the PVS controlled by a sound biometric technique. This work contributes ... Keywords: Electricity Consumption, Energy Conversion, Energy Storage Device, Photovoltaic Solar System (PVS), Sound Recognition Techniques

Khalid T. Al-Sarayreh, Kenza Meridji, Ebaa Fayyoumi, Sahar Idwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approach to Improve Speed of Sound Calculation within PC-SAFT Framework  

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Approach to Improve Speed of Sound Calculation within PC-SAFT Framework ... An extensive comparison of SRK, CPA, and PC-SAFT for the speed of sound in normal alkanes has been performed. ... The results reveal that PC-SAFT captures the curvature of the speed of sound better than cubic EoS, but the accuracy is not satisfactory. ...

Xiaodong Liang; Bjrn Maribo-Mogensen; Kaj Thomsen; Wei Yan; Georgios M. Kontogeorgis

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations | Department...  

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Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

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Accelerated Testing Validation | Department of Energy  

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Accelerated Testing Validation Accelerated Testing Validation Presented at the Department of Energy Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff Meeting, September 1 - October 1, 2009...

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Life Validation Testing Protocol Development | Department of...  

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Validation Testing Protocol Development Life Validation Testing Protocol Development Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on...

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Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation...  

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Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

206

Verification and Validation of Simulation Model  

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Verification and Validation of Simulation Model 1 Verification and Validation 2 #12;Verification · Examples ­ simulation model: open networks with exponential interarrival time distribution and uniform

Shihada, Basem

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Technical Demonstration and Economic Validation of Geothermal...  

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Economic Validation of Geothermal-Produced Electricity from Coproduced Water at Existing OilGas Wells in Texas Technical Demonstration and Economic Validation of...

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An Exploration of the Effects of Language on the Orchestral Trombone Sound in France, Germany, and the United States.  

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??The orchestral trombone sound of France, Germany, and the United States was analyzed through the lens of language. A thorough investigation of the characteristic sounds (more)

Mounger, Christine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Projects/Plymouth Sound | Open Energy Information  

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Sound Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.3623,"lon":-4.12634,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Instrument Development Tethered Balloon Sounding System for Vertical Radiation Profiles  

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Tethered Balloon Sounding System Tethered Balloon Sounding System for Vertical Radiation Profiles C. D. Whiteman J. M. Alzheimer G. A. Anderson M. R. Garnich W. J. Shaw Pacific Northwest Laboratory Richland, WA 99352 platform is built on a triangular frame identical to the one on the Sky Platform, but the MSP carries no radiometric sensors, control loop, or leveling motors. Rather. the MSP is instrumented to measure the motions to which the Sky Platform will be subjected; the data provide engineering information to be used in the final design of the control loop and structural elements of the Sky Platform. An array of six miniature solid state accelerometers provides the raw data from which balloon motions are determined. Future plans call for the installation of a small attitude gyroscope on the

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Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs | Department of  

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MHK Projects/Ramsey Sound | Open Energy Information  

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Sound Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.8702,"lon":-5.34299,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Eynhallow Sound | Open Energy Information  

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Eynhallow Sound Eynhallow Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":59.15,"lon":-3.11667,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

214

Velocity of sound in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We have studied the rapidity distribution of secondary hadrons produced in nucleus-nucleus collisions at ultrarelativistic energies within the ambit of the Landaus hydrodynamical model. A reasonable description of the data can also be obtained by using the Bjorkens hydrodynamical model if the boost invariance is restricted to a finite rapidity range. The sensitivity of the hadronic spectra on the equation of state vis--vis the velocity of sound has been discussed. The correlation between the velocity of sound and the freeze-out temperature has been indicated. The effects of the nonzero widths of various mesonic and baryonic degrees of freedom up to the mass value ?2.5GeV are seen to be small.

Bedangadas Mohanty and Jan-e Alam

2003-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing of prosthetic heart valve sounds for classification. Revision 1  

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People with serious heart conditions have had their expected life span extended considerably with the development of the prosthetic heart valve especially with the great strides made in valve design. Even though the designs are extremely reliable, the valves are mechanical and operating continuously over a long period, therefore, structural failures can occur due to fatigue. Measuring heart sounds non-invasively in a noisy environment puts more demands on the signal processing to extract the desired signals from the noise. In this paper the authors discuss acoustical signal processing techniques developed to process noisy heart valve sounds measured by a sensitive, surface contact microphone and used for the eventual classification of the valve.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Sound radiation due to rapid deformation of an impacted plate  

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

Adnan Akay; Reginald O. Cook

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Near-Field Imaging with Sound: An Acoustic STM Model  

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The invention of scanning tunneling microscopy(STM) 30 years ago opened up a visual window to the nano-world and sparked off a bunch of new methods for investigating and controlling matter and its transformations at the atomic and molecular level.1 However an adequate theoretical understanding of the method is demanding; STM images can be considered quantum theory condensed into a pictorial representation. A hands-on model is presented for demonstrating the imaging principles in introductory teaching. It uses sound waves and computer visualization to create mappings of acoustic resonators. The macroscopic simile is made possible by quantum-classical analogies between matter and sound waves. Grounding STM in acoustic experience may help to make the underlying quantum concepts such as tunneling less abstract to students.

Manfred Euler

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Projects/Bluemill Sound | Open Energy Information  

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Bluemill Sound Bluemill Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":60.5417,"lon":-1.26222,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 27.059498°, -80.1364323° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.059498,"lon":-80.1364323,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 40.9562099°, -72.9678811° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.9562099,"lon":-72.9678811,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Generation of Sound Bullets with a Nonlinear Acoustic Lens  

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Acoustic lenses are employed in a variety of applications, from biomedical imaging and surgery, to defense systems, but their performance is limited by their linear operational envelope and complexity. Here we show a dramatic focusing effect and the generation of large amplitude, compact acoustic pulses (sound bullets) in solid and fluid media, enabled by a tunable, highly nonlinear acoustic lens. The lens consists of ordered arrays of granular chains. The amplitude, size and location of the sound bullets can be controlled by varying static pre-compression on the chains. We support our findings with theory, numerical simulations, and corroborate the results experimentally with photoelasticity measurements. Our nonlinear lens makes possible a qualitatively new way of generating high-energy acoustic pulses, enabling, for example, surgical control of acoustic energy.

Alessandro Spadoni; Chiara Daraio

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature preservation and negated music in a phase vocoder sound representation  

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Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2.3. Marchand and RaspaudPress. [44] Keiler, F. , and Marchand, S. , 2002: Survey onL. Wells. Routledge. [55] Marchand, S. , 1998: Improved

Apel, Theodore R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature preservation and negated music in a phase vocoder sound representation  

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Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 26(1-2), 4245. [104th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, 17. [5]transients. In 112th Audio Engineering Society Convention. [

Apel, Theodore R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Velocity of sound in solid methane near melting temperatures  

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VELOCITY OF SOUND IN SOLID METHANE NEAR MELTING TEMPERATURES A Thesis By JOHN MARTIN WHITEHEAD Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1968 Ma)or Sub)ect: Physics VELOCITY OF SOVND IN SOLID METHANE NEAR MELTING TEMPERATURES A Thesis By JOHN MARTIN WHITEHEAD Approved as to style and content by& (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Departsmnt) (Mem er (Member) May 1968...

Whitehead, John Martin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA  

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This EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of a proposal by the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snowhomish County, Washington to construct and operate the Admiralty Inlet Tidal Project. The proposed 680-kilowatt project would be located on the east side of Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, Washington, about 1 kilometer west of Whidbey Island, entirely within Island County, Washington. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency. DOE is a cooperating agency.

226

Sound speed and thermophysical properties of liquid iron and nickel  

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An electrical-pulse-heating technique has been used to heat iron and nickel to high temperatures to measure thermophysical properties in the liquid state. A dynamic technique was used because static techniques, which are capable of greater precision, fail at a relatively low temperature. Measurements have been made, and results are shown for enthalpy, temperature, density, electrical resistivity, and sound speed up to 3950 K in iron and 4250 K in nickel.

R. S. Hixson; M. A. Winkler; M. L. Hodgdon

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of a second-sound-like mode in superfluid-filled aerogel  

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Superfluid He4 is interesting acoustically because it can support more than one mode of sound propagation, and these can be used to study critical properties. Recently, there has been interest in superfluid-filled aerogels, but for such compressible materials one does not observe the ordinary (fourth) sound; instead there is a mode intermediate between first and fourth sound and a second-sound-like mode. We present a theory for the modes and the first observation of the aerogel second-sound-like mode, which is important because it propagates near the critical temperature.

M. J. McKenna; Tania Slawecki; J. D. Maynard

1991-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

228

Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop  

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The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop on February 3-4, 2015, in Golden, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to examine, discuss, and validate analysis assumptions used to move beyond current feedstock supply systems designed to support the agriculture and forestry industries. Participants will discuss assumptions relating to volume and transportation logistics, biomass quality, and operational risks. The outcome of the workshop will include a report summarizing the expert opinions shared during the workshop.

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Experimental study on sound absorbing performance of rubber crumb  

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The present paper describes an experimental campaign aimed at the determination of acoustical properties of vulcanized rubber crumbs obtained by the shredding of used tires. In particular their performance as sound absorbing material in lined ducts was investigated. The most innovative aspect that is addressed in the study is the use of a waste material such as rubber tires reduced into small grains as a sound absorbing material: tires are in fact usually used at the end of their life cycle as fuel and burned in cement kilns in order to take advantage of their high heating value with all the problems of pollution that this solution produces. Two kinds of rubber crumbs have been investigated in terms of characteristic dimension of the grains porosity and sound absorbing coefficient while their "in situ" performance when used inside lined and parallel-baffle rectangular ducts has been evaluated measuring their insertion loss. The results of this research show that the acoustical behaviour of the tested rubber crumbs is the typical behaviour of the granular materials showing a noteworthy performance of the tested material in the low frequency range opening a scenery of possible applications where noise has relevant tonal components below 315 Hz.

Davide Borelli; Corrado Schenone; Ilaria Pittaluga

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Experimental study on sound absorbing performance of rubber crumb  

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The present paper describes an experimental campaign aimed at the determination of acoustical properties of vulcanized rubber crumbs obtained by the shredding of used tires. In particular their performance as sound absorbing material in lined ducts has been investigated. The most innovative aspect that is addressed in the study is the use of a waste material such as rubber tires reduced into small grains as a sound absorbing material: tires are in fact usually used at the end of their life cycle as fuel and burned in cement kilns in order to take advantage of their high heating value with all the problems of pollution that this solution produces. Two kinds of rubber crumbs have been investigated in terms of characteristic dimension of the grains porosity and sound absorbing coefficient while their in situ performance when used inside lined and parallel-baffle rectangular ducts has been evaluated measuring their insertion loss. The results of this research show that the acoustical behavior of the tested rubber crumbs is the typical behavior of the granular materials showing a noteworthy performance of the tested material in the low frequency range opening a scenery of possible applications where noise has relevant tonal components below 315 Hz.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low?frequency sound radiation and scattering from bubble clouds.  

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Recent experimental evidence has shown that when wave breaking occurs low?frequency (LF?200 Hz) sound is produced and LF scatter has a different characteristic than expected from rough sea surface scattering. These effects have been attributed to the bubbles produced during wave breaking which are convected to depth by the breaking turbulence vorticity and Langmuir circulation as observed by Thorpe [S. Thorpe Oceanic White Caps edited by E. Monahan and G. MacNiocaill (Reidel Boston 1986) pp. 5758]. While the radiation and scatteringcharacteristics at frequencies greater than 1 kHz are explained by incoherent scatter from the observed bubble size and space distributions the lower frequency phenomena are not easily explained. However if bubble plumes and clouds produced in the wave breaking have appreciable volume fractions (?10?5) then LF sound radiation and scattering can be explained by classical theories. This paper reviews the scattering and radiation from bubbleclouds in water as a function of volume fraction. When the cloud is compact coherent and collective scatter are shown to occur. The natural frequency of radiation is shown to be described by a modified Minnaert result while the backscatter target strength is described by the first?order volume mode. These analytical results agree with experimental sound radiation and scatter measurements. Finally the collective radiation of bubble plumes and clouds is discussed as a possible explanation of the observed ocean low?frequency scattering and radiation phenomena. [Work sponsored by ONR 11250A and NUSC IR.

William M. Carey

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Measurement of sound transmission through mud at Dodge Pond, Connecticut.  

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Questions important to the sonic detection of buried ordinance are whether the sound dispersion and attenuation of muddy bottoms can be predicted and verified. Wood and Weston [Acustica (1964)] measured compressional speeds in harbor mud 3% less than that of water with attenuation considerably less than those of sandy/silty sediments. A recent theoretical treatment [Pierce and Carey POMA 7001 (2009)] making use of the MallockWood equation and of a card?house theory of the structure of mud estimates the slow sound speed to depend on porosity as 1?(0.35)(1??). Present measurements at frequencies between 1 and 10 kHz with a buried array in the depositional mud at the bottom of Dodge Pond which contains considerable gas microbubbles yield speeds of the order of 60% of the sound speed in water. The initial measurements on the disturbed sediment were found to be strongly influenced by scattering from larger bubbles whereas the results after a period of 10 months showed the effect of a smaller size distribution of bubbles. Estimates based on the Dodge Pondmeasurements and on the card?house theory of the propagation characteristics and of the effect of micro?bubbles are discussed. [Sponsored by SERDP?NSWC?PCD.

William M. Carey; Allan D. Pierce

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Thermoacoustic sound projectors using carbon nanotubes and other nanostructures  

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The application of solid-state fabricated carbon nanotube sheets as thermoacoustic (TA) projectors is extended from air to underwater applications. Due to non-resonant sound generation the emission spectrum of nanotube sheets in air or underwater varies smoothly over a wide frequency range 1-105 Hz. Encapsulating the nanotube sheet projectors using inert gases with low heat capacity provided attractive performance at needed low frequencies as well as a realized energy conversion efficiency in air of 0.2% and 1.5% underwater which can be enhanced by further increasing the modulation temperature. We suggest enhancement of sound generation efficiency of encapsulated device by using high quality resonant acoustical windows and modulation of high frequency carrier current with a low frequency resonant envelope. Applications of TA projectors for high power sonar arrays and transparent flexible loudspeakers will be discussed. Finally the alternative nanostructures for excitation of thermoacoustic sound waves will be surveyed. [We gratefully acknowledge support by Office of Naval Research grant N00014-13-1-0180.

Ali E. Aliev

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Phase diagram for magnetic reconnection in heliophysical, astrophysical, and laboratory plasmas  

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, solar plasmas (chromosphere, corona, wind, and tachocline), galactic plasmas (molecular clouds are the Lundquist number and the macrosopic system size in units of the ion sound gyroradius. In addition, there exists a unique phase termed "multiple X-line hybrid phase" where a hierarchy of collisional islands

Ji, Hantao

235

SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation  

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Technology Validation to someone Technology Validation to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Research, Development, & Demonstration Distribution Grid Integration Transmission Grid Integration Solar Resource Assessment Technology Validation Power Electronics & Balance of System Hardware Technologies Competitive Awards Balance of Systems Technology Validation To reduce solar technology risks, DOE and its partners evaluate the

236

Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations  

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The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Tidal Energy In-Water Testing and Development Project Final Technical Report  

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Tidal energy represents potential for the generation of renewable, emission free, environmentally benign, and cost effective energy from tidal flows. A successful tidal energy demonstration project in Puget Sound, Washington may enable significant commercial development resulting in important benefits for the northwest region and the nation. This project promoted the United States Department of Energyâ??s Wind and Hydropower Technologies Programâ??s goals of advancing the commercial viability, cost-competitiveness, and market acceptance of marine hydrokinetic systems. The objective of the Puget Sound Tidal Energy Demonstration Project is to conduct in-water testing and evaluation of tidal energy technology as a first step toward potential construction of a commercial-scale tidal energy power plant. The specific goal of the project phase covered by this award was to conduct all activities necessary to complete engineering design and obtain construction approvals for a pilot demonstration plant in the Admiralty Inlet region of the Puget Sound. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County (The District) accomplished the objectives of this award through four tasks: Detailed Admiralty Inlet Site Studies, Plant Design and Construction Planning, Environmental and Regulatory Activities, and Management and Reporting. Pre-Installation studies completed under this award provided invaluable data used for site selection, environmental evaluation and permitting, plant design, and construction planning. However, these data gathering efforts are not only important to the Admiralty Inlet pilot project. Lessons learned, in particular environmental data gathering methods, can be applied to future tidal energy projects in the United States and other parts of the world. The District collaborated extensively with project stakeholders to complete the tasks for this award. This included Federal, State, and local government agencies, tribal governments, environmental groups, and others. All required permit and license applications were completed and submitted under this award, including a Final License Application for a pilot hydrokinetic license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The tasks described above have brought the project through all necessary requirements to construct a tidal pilot project in Admiralty Inlet with the exception of final permit and license approvals, and the selection of a general contractor to perform project construction.

Craig W. Collar

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

238

Validation  

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complimentary copy. Redistribution subject to AIP license or copyright, see http:php.aip.orgphpcopyright.jsp and geometry. For example, the dynamics of fusion plasmas is...

239

Validation of an Integrated Hydrogen Energy Station  

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This report presents the results of a 10-year project conducted by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products) to determine the feasibility of coproducing hydrogen with electricity. The primary objective was to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of a hydrogen energy station using a high-temperature fuel cell designed to produce power and hydrogen. This four-phase project had intermediate go/no-go decisions and the following specific goals: ?¢???¢ Complete a technical assessment and economic analysis of the use of high-temperature fuel cells, including solid oxide and molten carbonate, for the co-production of power and hydrogen (energy park concept). ?¢???¢ Build on the experience gained at the Las Vegas H2 Energy Station and compare/contrast the two approaches for co-production. ?¢???¢ Determine the applicability of co-production from a high-temperature fuel cell for the existing merchant hydrogen market and for the emerging hydrogen economy. ?¢???¢ Demonstrate the concept on natural gas for six months at a suitable site with demand for both hydrogen and electricity. ?¢???¢ Maintain safety as the top priority in the system design and operation. ?¢???¢ Obtain adequate operational data to provide the basis for future commercial activities, including hydrogen fueling stations. Work began with the execution of the cooperative agreement with DOE on 30 September 2001. During Phase 1, Air Products identified high-temperature fuel cells as having the potential to meet the coproduction targets, and the molten carbonate fuel cell system from FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FuelCell Energy) was selected by Air Products and DOE following the feasibility assessment performed during Phase 2. Detailed design, construction and shop validation testing of a system to produce 250 kW of electricity and 100 kilograms per day of hydrogen, along with site selection to include a renewable feedstock for the fuel cell, were completed in Phase 3. The system also completed six months of demonstration operation at the wastewater treatment facility operated by Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD, Fountain Valley, CA). As part of achieving the objective of operating on a renewable feedstock, Air Products secured additional funding via an award from the California Air Resources Board. The South Coast Air Quality Management District also provided cost share which supported the objectives of this project. System operation at OCSD confirmed the results from shop validation testing performed during Phase 3. Hydrogen was produced at rates and purity that met the targets from the system design basis, and coproduction efficiency exceeded the 50% target set in conjunction with input from the DOE. Hydrogen production economics, updated from the Phase 2 analysis, showed pricing of $5 to $6 per kilogram of hydrogen using current gas purification systems. Hydrogen costs under $3 per kilogram are achievable if next-generation electrochemical separation technologies become available.

Edward C. Heydorn

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

240

Model Validation with Hybrid Dynamic Simulation  

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AbstractModel validation has been one of the central topics in power engineering studies for years. As model validation aims at obtaining reasonable models to represent actual behavior of power system components, it has been essential to validate models against actual measurements or known benchmark behavior. System-wide model simulation results can be compared with actual recordings. However, it is difficult to construct a simulation case for a large power system such as the WECC system and to narrow down to problematic models in a large system. Hybrid dynamic simulation with its capability of injecting external signals into dynamic simulation enables rigorous comparison of measurements and simulation in a small subsystem of interest. This paper presents such a model validation methodology with hybrid dynamic simulation. Two application examples on generator and load model validation are presented to show the validity of this model validation methodology. This methodology is further extended for automatic model validation and dichotomous subsystem model validation.

Huang, Zhenyu; Kosterev, Dmitry; Guttromson, Ross T.; Nguyen, Tony B.

2006-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Electromagnetic soundings over a geothermal reservoir in Dixie Valley, Nevada  

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An electromagnetic (EM) sounding survey was performed over a region encompassing the Dixie Valley geothermal field with the purpose of mapping the subsurface resistivity in the geothermal field and its surroundings. The EM survey consisted of 19 frequency-domain depth soundings made with the EM-60 system using three separate horizontal-loop transmitters, and was designed to explore a narrow region adjacent to the Stillwater Range to a depth of 2 to 3 k. Most sounding curves could be fitted to three-layer resistivity models. The surface layer is moderately conductive (10 to 15 ohm-m), has a maximum thickness of 500 m, and consists mainly of alluvial fan and lake sediments. More conductive zones are associated with hydrothermally altered rocks; a resistivity high may be associated with siliceous hot spring deposits. The conductive second layer (2 to 5 ohm-m) varies in thickness from 400 to 800 m and thickens toward the center of the valley. This layer probably consists of lacustrine sediments saturated with saline waters. Local resistivity lows observed in the second layer may be related to elevated subsurface temperatures. This layer may act as a cap rock for the geothermal system. Resistivities of the third layer are high (50 to 100 ohm-m) except in a narrow 5-km band paralleling the range front. This low-resistivity zone, within volcanic rocks, correlates well in depth and location with reported zones of geothermal fluid production. It also seems to correlate with the western margin of a concealed graben structure previously inferred from other geophysical data.

Wilt, M.J.; Goldstein, N.E.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

On Heating of Cluster Cooling Flows by Sound Waves  

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We investigate heating of the cool core of a galaxy cluster through the dissipation of sound waves excited by the activities of the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). Using a weak shock theory, we show that this heating mechanism alone cannot reproduce observed temperature and density profiles of a cluster, because the dissipation length of the waves is much smaller than the size of the core and thus the wave energy is not distributed to the whole core. However, we find that if it is combined with thermal conduction from the hot outer layer of the cluster, the wave heating can reproduce the observational results.

Yutaka Fujita; Takeru Ken Suzuki

2005-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Facilitating Sound, Cost-Effective Federal Energy Management (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The Federal Government, as the nation's largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and acknowledged responsibility to lead by example. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) plays a critical role in this effort. FEMP facilitates the Federal Government's implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship. FEMP does this by focusing on the needs of its Federal customers, delivering an array of services across a variety of program areas.

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Spatial coherence measurement of sound in the northwest Pacific Ocean  

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An experiment on the transverse horizontal spatial coherence of sound propagating in the ocean was performed jointly by Chinese and Russian acousticians in the northwest Pacific Ocean in June 1990. Three hydrophones with spacings of 270 and 130 m were put in the water at a 30?m depth. The acoustic source with four cw (from 109 to 860 Hz) and a broadband pseudorandom noise signal was drifted at a depth of 100 m. Part of the measurement results of up to 140 km are presented in this paper. It seems that the spatial coherence was related to the amplitude of the received signals and rises considerably in convergence zones.

Dinghua Guan; Ruichao Zhu; Renhe Zhang; Yaoming Chen

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero sound modes of dilute Fermi gases with arbitrary spin  

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Motivated by the recent success of optical trapping of alkali-metal bosons, we have studied the zero sound modes of dilute Fermi gases with arbitrary spin-f, which are spin-S excitations (0<~S<~2f). The dispersion of the mode (S) depends on a single Landau parameter F(S), which is related to the scattering lengths of the system through a simple formula. Measurement of (even a subset of) these modes in finite magnetic fields will enable one to determine all the interaction parameters of the system.

S.-K. Yip and Tin-Lun Ho

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company | Department of Energy  

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LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company On August 16, 1994, Sound Oil Company (Sound) of Seattle Washington, filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Department of Energy. In its Application, Sound requests that it be relieved of the requirement that it file the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) form entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report" (Form EIA-782B). As explained below, we have determined that the Application for Exception should be denied. lee0152.pdf More Documents & Publications OHA EIA CASES ARCHIVE FILE TEE-0068 - In the Matter of Bowlin Travel Centers, Inc. VEE-0030 - In the Matter of Lee Oil Company

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The sound quality of vehicle interior noise: a challenge for the NVH-engineers  

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The sound quality of vehicle interior noise has become a very important task for the acoustic engineers since more than 20 years. As vehicles become more and more quiet, the customer's sensitiveness for the acoustical comfort increases. On the one hand, no disturbing noises should be heard and on the other hand, the perceived sound quality, for example from the powertrain, should fulfill the expectations of the listener with respect to the sound design. The development of a good sound quality is in conflict with other targets. The development time of a new car has to be reduced and the production costs have to be lower, the total weight of the car should not increase ?? without any negative influence on the sound quality. For the acoustical engineer it becomes important to know what kind of tools are available to measure, to analyse and to describe sound quality on the one hand and how to improve it on the other hand.

Klaus Genuit

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of sound on the boundary layer of an airfoil at high angles of attack  

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* Numbers in parentheses refer to the References. introducing sound waves into the airstream by means of a variable-frequency oscillator and a loudspeaker mounted near the leading edge of a flat plate. Eventually, another method of producing... these disturbances was settled upon, but several interesting results caused by the use of sound were noted. Laminar boundary layer oscillations could be induced, depending upon the proper combination of sound frequency, speaker position, and free stream velocity...

Hutchinson, Thomas Ira

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition | Open Energy Information  

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Coalition Coalition Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Name Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Address 1904 Third Avenue Place Seattle, Washington Zip 98101 Region Pacific Northwest Area Website http://www.pugetsoundcleanciti Notes Public/private partnership that works to advance environmental and public health, energy security and economic development Coordinates 47.6117208°, -122.3396565° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.6117208,"lon":-122.3396565,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Underwater and in-air sounds from a small hovercraft  

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Underwater and in-air recordings were made from a boat anchored near Prudhoe Bay Alaska while a Griffon 2000TD hovercraft drove by at or near full power on four passes. At the closest point of approach (CPA 6.5 m ) underwater broadband ( 10 10 000 Hz ) levels reached 133 and 131 dB re : 1 ? Pa at depths of 1 and 7 m respectively. In-air unweighted and A-weighted broadband ( 10 10 000 Hz ) levels reached 104 and 97 dB re : 20 ? Pa respectively. The hovercraft produced sound at a wide range of frequencies. Both underwater and in air the largest spectral peak was near 87 Hz which corresponded to the blade rate of the thrust propeller. In addition the spectral composition included several harmonics of this frequency. The shaft or blade rate of the lift fan was barely detectable underwater despite its proximity to the water. The hovercraft was considerably quieter underwater than similar-sized conventional vessels and may be an attractive alternative when there is concern over underwater sounds.

Susanna B. Blackwell; Charles R. Greene Jr.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of HVAC sound power data for sensitive spaces.  

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Certification testing of air handling unit sound power (PWL) indicates that individual unit PWL can vary significantly from manufacturer published data. Published data are typically based on a limited number of actual tests with results extrapolated for other fan sizes and operating conditions. Although published data are normally acceptable for routine applications indiscriminate use for sensitive designs (studios theaters conference centers etc.) can result in excessive finished space noise levels. The fact that the design goals have been exceeded can be accurately documented. The exact reason for the exceedance however cannot be as firmly established in a complex system. Certification PWL testing of air handling units prior to installation can detect PWL variations from the published data. Individual unit PWL certification was often not cost effective prior to the developement of sound intensity and the establishment and use of recognized standards for in situ PWL testing (e.g. ASA 104?1992 ANSI S.12.12.1992). Case histories to be presented document fan PWL variations from published data of up to 10 dB and higher in certain octave bands.

Kevin C. Miller; Martin J. Beam

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric sound Sample Search Results  

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predicted, especially when Summary: velocity at a reference height of 10 meter, wind turbines in a stable atmosphere generate more sound than... B in daytime. This is perceived...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aeroacoustic sound sources Sample Search...  

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10 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Knowledge Based Airfoil Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Summary: Dowling, A.P. and Ffowcs Williams, J.E., "Sound and...

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Air handler sound power prediction method based on ARI Standard 260  

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A method of predicting air handler sound power based on ratings for a product line is described. The method provides octave band sound power levels based on ratings obtained using Air?Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standard 260 Sound Rating Of Ducted Air Moving And Conditioning Equipment. Detailed sound power information for HVAC equipment is not always available but it is important in accurately predicting noise levels in acoustically sensitive spaces. To address this need a rating program was undertaken using ARI 260. This standard is a reverberant room technique for sound rating ducted air conditioning equipment using a reference sound source substitution method. Since sound travels from the source to receiver along numerous paths this standard differentiates between sound power emanating from several common paths called components. Components for this project included ducted discharge free inlet plus casing ducted inlet and casing. The standard provides guidance on adequate number of fan sizes appurtenances and operating characteristics. The intent of the project was to provide a model to predict sound power by unit size component operating condition and unit configuration. Good agreement was found between predicted levels and measured data.

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Nanofibers (PU and PAN) and nanoparticles (Nanoclay and MWNTs) simultaneous effects on polyurethane foam sound absorption  

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In this research, simultaneous effects of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polyurethane (PU) nanofibers, multi wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and nanoclay incorporation on sound absorption behavior of polyurethane ... ...

Hossein Bahrambeygi; Niloufar Sabetzadeh; Amir Rabbi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aeronautic sound shield Sample Search Results  

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Soundings 199899 1998 2000 2001 2002 2002... the detector from stray light and the cooling fins from solar heating. It also allows a ... Source: Vmel, Holger - Cooperative...

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Influence of mesoscale eddies on sound propagation in the northwest Pacific Ocean  

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The influence of a warm anticyclonic eddy occurring in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean near the Kuroshio flow on the sound...

V. A. Akulichev; L. K. Bugaeva; Yu. N. Morgunov; A. A. Solovev

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Audio in a First-Person Shooter With Directional Sound Display  

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Visualizing Audio in a First-Person Shooter With Directional Sound Display Alexandra Holloway representation of audio information for deaf and hearing impaired individuals. Specifically, it determines

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WORKPLACE HEALTH: State criminal prosecution ruled valid  

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WORKPLACE HEALTH: State criminal prosecution ruled valid ... Company officials, Daley argued, knew of the dangerous conditions but failed ... ...

1989-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

260

Ultrasonic tomography for in-process measurements of temperature in a multi-phase medium  

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A method and apparatus are described for the in-process measurement of internal particulate temperature utilizing ultrasonic tomography techniques to determine the speed of sound through a specimen material. Ultrasonic pulses are transmitted through a material, which can be a multi-phase material, over known flight paths and the ultrasonic pulse transit times through all sectors of the specimen are measured to determine the speed of sound. The speed of sound being a function of temperature, it is possible to establish the correlation between speed of sound and temperature, throughout a cross-section of the material, which correlation is programmed into a computer to provide for a continuous in-process measurement of temperature throughout the specimen.

Beller, L.S.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic tomography for in-process measurements of temperature in a multi-phase medium  

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A method and apparatus for the in-process measurement of internal particulate temperature utilizing ultrasonic tomography techniques to determine the speed of sound through a specimen material. Ultrasonic pulses are transmitted through a material, which can be a multi-phase material, over known flight paths and the ultrasonic pulse transit times through all sectors of the specimen are measured to determine the speed of sound. The speed of sound being a function of temperature, it is possible to establish the correlation between speed of sound and temperature, throughout a cross-section of the material, which correlation is programmed into a computer to provide for a continuous in-process measurement of temperature throughout the specimen.

Beller, Laurence S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALEGRA-HEDP validation strategy.  

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This report presents a initial validation strategy for specific SNL pulsed power program applications of the ALEGRA-HEDP radiation-magnetohydrodynamics computer code. The strategy is written to be (1) broadened and deepened with future evolution of particular specifications given in this version; (2) broadly applicable to computational capabilities other than ALEGRA-HEDP directed at the same pulsed power applications. The content and applicability of the document are highly constrained by the R&D thrust of the SNL pulsed power program. This means that the strategy has significant gaps, indicative of the flexibility required to respond to an ongoing experimental program that is heavily engaged in phenomena discovery.

Garasi, Christopher Joseph; Mehlhorn, Thomas Alan; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarks for GADRAS performance validation.  

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The performance of the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) was validated by comparing GADRAS model results to experimental measurements for a series of benchmark sources. Sources for the benchmark include a plutonium metal sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, plutonium oxide in cans, a highly enriched uranium sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, a depleted uranium shell and spheres, and a natural uranium sphere. The benchmark experimental data were previously acquired and consist of careful collection of background and calibration source spectra along with the source spectra. The calibration data were fit with GADRAS to determine response functions for the detector in each experiment. A one-dimensional model (pie chart) was constructed for each source based on the dimensions of the benchmark source. The GADRAS code made a forward calculation from each model to predict the radiation spectrum for the detector used in the benchmark experiment. The comparisons between the GADRAS calculation and the experimental measurements are excellent, validating that GADRAS can correctly predict the radiation spectra for these well-defined benchmark sources.

Mattingly, John K.; Mitchell, Dean James; Rhykerd, Charles L., Jr.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Validation of infrared  

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Validation of infrared cloud radiative transfer simulations and spectral Validation of infrared cloud radiative transfer simulations and spectral cloud properties retrievals using S-HIS, AERI and HSRL measurements from M-PACE Holz, Robert University of Wisconsin, CIMMS DeSlover, Daniel University of Wisconsin Revercomb, Henry University Of Wisconsin-Madison Tobin, David University of Wisconsin-Madison Knuteson, Robert University Of Wisconsin Turner, David Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Eloranta, Edwin University of Wisconsin As part of the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE) the Scanning High spectral resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) flew on the Proteus high altitude aircraft with the ARM-UAV instrumentation. The University of North Dakota Cessna Citation capable of cloud situ measurements was coordinated with the Proteus to obtain coincident down looking and situ

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Dispersal of measured sound power levels for wind turbines  

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The standard IEC 61400?11 provides guidance in the measurement analysis and reporting of acoustic emissions(sound power levels) from wind turbine generator systems. The application of this standard aims to provide accurate results that can be replicated by others. We did several measurement operations according to this standard on various wind farms fitted with many turbine manufacturers on different ground types. Important differences have been noticed with equal working conditions between the most and the less noisy wind turbine on a single farm. We will present these results compared to the manufacturers' guaranteed values and initiate explanations (like the difficulties to link the wind speed at 10m above ground with the wind speed received at hub height; or the influence of wind incidence on blades).

Ren Gamba; Sbastien Garrigues

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CSULB Mobile Science Museum: Sights and sounds of science  

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In 1980 a 27?ft recreational vehicle was adapted to carry interactive science displays to local schools and community groups. This Mobile Science Museum (MSM) exhibits as many as 40 individual hands?on displays both inside as well as on tables directly outside the vehicle. University science students serve as docents and pass on their enthusiasm for science while providing role models for young visitors. Most displays are borrowed from university science teaching and research laboratories while others are developed and fabricated by faculty staff and students. Topics found to be particularly effective for presentation in the hands?on mode include sound light and marine biology. Far more schools request visits by the MSM than can be served within current budgetary constraints. While this project is supported by CSULB School of Natural Sciences the majority of the operating budget comes from other sources of funding including companies specializing in science and technology school districts parent/teacher associations and private individuals.

Michael S. Schaadt

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound transmission loss of nontraditional building materials and redundancies  

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This line of inquiry aims to provide sound transmission loss data both lab? and field?tested for novel transparent and translucent wall assemblies. Special attention is paid to: (1) Redundant assemblies featuring two layers of material with a large gap or small room between them (2) assemblies featuring emerging materials and (3) assemblies with high thermal resistance values. To that end composite configurations of acrylic polycarbonate aerogel and glass were tested in a laboratory and an acrylic room and glass vestibule were tested in the field. Results will be presented with an eye toward future use of the data. Indeed it was the unavailability of the data in existing publications that initially drove the research.

Michael Ermann; James Carneal; Daniel Mennitt; Christopher Jackson; Bharti Karmarkar; Matthew Helveston; Patrick Clay

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure dependence of sound attenuation in the Pacific Ocean  

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Measurements of the attenuation of sound at a nominal frequency of 75 kHz have been made over vertical and horizontal acoustic paths located between depths of 700 and 3400 m in the Pacific Ocean. Results indicate that the equation used to predict attenuation overestimates the values actually encountered at these frequencies and depths. (Compare calculated values of 27.3 and 22.7 dB/km to measured values of 19.90.5 and 13.30.5 dB/km at depths of 910 and 3350 m respectively.) The measurements definitely establish the decrease of attenuation with increasing pressure. However the magnitude of the pressure coefficient of attenuation is almost twice as large as previously suspected (12.31.110?4/bar or approximately 12.310?4/atm compared to 6.5410?4/atm).

H. F. Bezdek

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice dynamics and phase diagram of aluminum at high temperatures  

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The dispersion of phonons in the fcc, hcp, and bcc phases of aluminum is calculated at ultrahigh pressures by the method of small displacements in a supercell. The stability of the phonon subsystem is studied. The thermodynamic characteristics are calculated in the quasi-harmonic approximation, and a phase diagram of aluminum is plotted. As compared to the Debye model, the use of a phonon spectrum calculated in the quasi-harmonic approximation significantly broadens the hcp phase field and strongly shifts the phase boundary between the fcc and bcc phases. The normal isentrope is calculated at megabar pressures. It is shown to intersect the fcc-hcp and hcp-bcc phase boundaries. The sound velocity along the normal isentrope is calculated. It is shown to have a nonmonotonic character.

Kudasov, Yu. B., E-mail: yu_kudasov@yahoo.com; Surdin, O. M.; Korshunov, A. S.; Pavlov, V. N. [National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI,', Sarov State Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)] [National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI,', Sarov State Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation); Frolova, N. V.; Kuzin, R. S. [Russian Federal Nuclear Center-All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)] [Russian Federal Nuclear Center-All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Scoping Summary Report - Part B Preliminary Technical Analysis Appendix A.  

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This report describes in general terms the nature of the voltage instability problem facing the Puget Sound area. The following two chapters cover the technical aspects of the problem. It deals with load growth, the root cause of the problem. Also addressed is the capacity of the current power system and the criteria for future system planning. It also explains the technical results of transmission system modeling which confirm the system's vulnerability to voltage instability, the principal symptom of the problem. The results of the scoping process in each of the four measure categories are presented. Included are lists of all options identified, a discussion of the screening criteria, and descriptions of the measures that survived the screening process and are proposed for further evaluation in Phase 2. We discuss the evaluation methodology which will be used to refine the analyses. The next steps in the planning process are outlined. It also describes the short term operational agreements that will assure continued reliable service until a long term solution is in place. 8 figs., 22 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Self-organization of the Sound Inventories: Analysis and Synthesis of the Occurrence and  

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Self-organization of the Sound Inventories: Analysis and Synthesis of the Occurrence and Co Microsoft Research India, Bangalore ­ 560080 September 18, 2007 Abstract The sound inventories of the world a high degree of clustering and subsequently refine our synthesis model in order to incorporate

Ganguly, Niloy

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Demo: Logic X Logic is Apple's profession sound production software (Garageband is the consumer  

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and mastering tools. Logic also has sound to picture capabilities which allows you to score a film or video window Other Software Instruments: · Create a new software instrument track o Choose pre-built instrument from library o Example: keyboards > Organs > Classic Soul · Audition sound o Window > Show Musical

Stowell, Michael

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Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range  

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Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range In a previous article, a simplified low- and medium-frequency model for un- certain automotive sound-insulation. In this paper, the insulation simplified model is implemented in an in- dustrial stochastic vibroacoustic model

Boyer, Edmond

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UCPOP: A Sound, Complete, Partial Order Planner for ADL J. Scott Penberthy  

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UCPOP: A Sound, Complete, Partial Order Planner for ADL J. Scott Penberthy IBM T.J. Watson Research;ed preconditions and eects, and with uni- versally quanti#12;ed goals. We prove ucpop is both sound and constraints until all preconditions are guar- anteed to be satis#12;ed. The mainloop makes two types

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Hyperacuity in time: a CNN model of a time-coding pathway of sound localization  

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This paper discusses a new cellular neural network model of the time-coding pathway of sound localization. The key feature of the model is lateral inhibition which is supposed to play crucial role in sound localization. The possible role of this inhibition ...

neural ARRAY(0x8475144) ACM Self-modifying machines (e.g.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Reference Directions for a Sound Level Meter , M.R. Vaabenb  

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0 and 90 Reference Directions for a Sound Level Meter E. Aflaloa , M.R. Vaabenb , P. Pourtaua , D the requirements of the IEC 61672 standard on sound level meters taking into account noise incidence from level meter must be pointed at the source according to standard IEC 60651. The purpose of the paper

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Influence of structural variability upon sound perception: usefulness of fractional factorial  

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to listeners during two experi- ments, in which they had to evaluate the dissimilarity of each sound to a reference, representing the nominal state of the device. In the first experiment, six factors, assumed: Structural uncertainties; Sound Perception; Fractional factorial designs; Taguchi tables; Listening test

Boyer, Edmond

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ICSV21, Beijing, China, 13-17 July 2014 1 International Congress on Sound and Vibration  

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ICSV21, Beijing, China, 13-17 July 2014 1 The 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 13 on spherical har- #12;21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV21), Beijing, China, 13-17 July-17 July, 2014, Beijing/China EFFECT OF SPATIAL SAMPLING APPROACHES ON VIRTUAL HIGH ORDER AMBISONICS

Reiss, Josh

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Using multi-angle scattered sound to size fish swimbladders Jules S. Jaffe  

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Using multi-angle scattered sound to size fish swimbladders Jules S. Jaffe Jaffe, J. S. 2006. Using multi-angle scattered sound to size fish swimbladders. e ICES Journal of Marine Science, 63: 1397e1404 a simple one-dimensional model of scatter from a fish swimbladder, an expression is derived that predicts

Jaffe, Jules

280

A Battery-Free Tag for Wireless Monitoring of Heart Sounds  

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A Battery-Free Tag for Wireless Monitoring of Heart Sounds Soumyajit Mandal, Lorenzo Turicchia that monitors heart sounds. The tag powers up by harvesting ambient RF energy, and contains a low measure heart rate at distances up to 7m from an FCC-compliant RF power source. We also suggest how delays

Sarpeshkar, Rahul

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"Toru": a game that reverses the wisdom of age using mosquito sound  

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We propose "Toru," a game that reverses the game skills developed as a person ages using ultra-high-frequency (mosquito) sound. The game has its origin in the computer game Simon (1978), which we interpret from visual to auditory form using the mosquito ... Keywords: cognitive science, play, sound game

John Smith, Kazuhiro Jo

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic holography for piston sound radiation with non-uniform velocity profiles  

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Acoustic holography for piston sound radiation with non-uniform velocity profiles Ronald M. Aarts results for the radiation of sound due to a non-uniformly moving, baffled, circular piston for estimating the radially symmetric part of a velocity profile (baffled- piston radiation) from on

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Energy Integration Describes Sound-Intensity Coding in an Insect Auditory System  

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Energy Integration Describes Sound-Intensity Coding in an Insect Auditory System Tim Gollisch receptor; hearing; sound intensity; energy; model; locust Auditory receptor cells are commonly measurements of intensity-duration tradeoffs sug- gest that the stimulus energy is the crucial variable (Garner

Benda, Jan

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Author's personal copy Journal of Sound and Vibration 311 (2008) 608622  

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Author's personal copy JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION Journal of Sound and Vibration 311 (2008) 608 and couplings are often subjected to unbalanced axial and radial loads due to excessive machine vibrations with the associated reduction of noise, vibration, and local temperature rise. It also decreases wear of mechanical

Ray, Asok

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Sound beyond the speed of light: Measurement of negative group velocity in an acoustic loop filter  

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Sound beyond the speed of light: Measurement of negative group velocity in an acoustic loop filter of magnitude difference between the speeds of sound and light. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10,2 A central issue is whether the speed of light in vacuum c constituted an upper limit to the group velocity

Robertson, William

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On the sound field from a moving source in a viscous medium Michael J. Buckinghama)  

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for measuring the speed of sound in a marine sediment. The acoustic coupling across the air­sea interface, southern California6,7 in which a propeller-driven light aircraft was used as an acoustic source to the speed of sound in the local medium where the receiver is located, that is, the sedi- ment in the case

Buckingham, Michael

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NEURAL CODING OF SPEECH AND EFFECTS OF EARLY AUDITORY EXPEREINCE IN SPEECH SOUND PROCESSING  

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, troubleshooting the experimental processes and explain things in clear and in simple terms. I heartily thank himNEURAL CODING OF SPEECH AND EFFECTS OF EARLY AUDITORY EXPEREINCE IN SPEECH SOUND PROCESSING AUDITORY EXPEREINCE IN SPEECH SOUND PROCESSING by KAMALINI G RANASINGHE, MBBS DISSERTATION Presented

Kilgard, Michael P.

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More  

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup More Documents & Publications Idaho Site Completes Cleanup with Help from Workers who Shipped Waste

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More  

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup More Documents & Publications Idaho Site Completes Cleanup with Help from Workers who Shipped Waste

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Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound | Department of  

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Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound August 6, 2010 - 11:27am Addthis The 1:15 scale prototype being lowered into the wave flume at Oregon State University's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory | Photo courtesy of Columbia Power The 1:15 scale prototype being lowered into the wave flume at Oregon State University's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory | Photo courtesy of Columbia Power Lindsay Gsell Columbia Power Technologies plans to test an intermediate-scale version of its wave energy converter device in Puget Sound later this year. After the successful control tests, the company will move testing to open water in Puget Sound this fall. Columbia will test the intermediate 1:7

291

Landau theory of phase separation in cuprates  

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I discuss the problem of phase separation in cuprates from the point of view of the Landau theory of Fermi liquids. I calculate the rate of growth of unstable regions for the hydrodynamics and collisionless limit and, in presence of long-range Coulomb interactions, the size of these regions. These are analytic results valid for any strength of the Landau parameters.

A. H. Castro Neto

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Validation with Hybrid Dynamic Simulation  

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AbstractModel validation has been one of the central topics in power engineering studies for years. As model validation aims at obtaining reasonable models to represent actual behavior of power system components, it has been essential to validate models against actual measurements or known benchmark behavior. System-wide model simulation results can be compared with actual recordings. However, it is difficult to construct a simulation case for a large power system such as the WECC system and to narrow down to problematic models in a large system. Hybrid dynamic simulation with its capability of injecting external signals into dynamic simulation enables rigorous comparison of measurements and simulation in a small subsystem of interest. This paper presents such a model validation methodology with hybrid dynamic simulation. Two application examples on generator and load model validation are presented to show the validity of this model validation methodology. This methodology is further extended for automatic model validation and dichotomous subsystem model validation. A few methods to define model quality indices have been proposed to quantify model error for model validation criteria development.

Huang, Zhenyu; Kosterev, Dmitry; Guttromson, Ross T.; Nguyen, Tony B.

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing of prosthetic heart valve sounds for single leg separation classification  

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Efforts are concentrated on the sounds corresponding to the heart valve opening cycle. Valve opening and closing acoustics present additional information about the outlet strut condition---the structural component implicated in valve failure. The importance of the opening sound for single leg separation detection/classification is based on the fact that as the valve opens, the disk passively hits the outlet strut. The opening sounds thus yield direct information about outlet strut condition with minimal amount of disturbance caused by the energy radiated from the disk. Hence the opening sound is a very desirable acoustic signal to extract. Unfortunately, the opening sounds have much lower signal levels relative to the closing sounds and therefore noise plays a more significant role than during the closing event. Because of this it is necessary to screen the sounds for outliers in order to insure a high sensitivity of classification. Because of the sharp resonances appearing in the corresponding spectrum, a parametric processing approach is developed based on an autoregressive model which was selected to characterize the sounds emitted by the Bjork--Shiley convexo--concave (BSCC) valve during opening cycle. First the basic signals and the extraction process used to create an ensemble of heart valve sounds are briefly discussed. Next, a {ital beat} {ital monitor} capable of rejecting beats that fail to meet an acceptance criteria based on their spectral content is developed. Various approaches that have been utilized to enhance the screened data and produce a reliable {ital heart} {ital valve} {ital spectrogram} which displays the individual sounds (power) as a function of beat number and temporal frequency are discussed. Once estimated, the spectrogram and associated parameters are used to develop features supplied to the various classification schemes. Finally, future work aimed at even further signal enhancement and improved classifier performance is discussed.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E. [University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-495, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Connecting the Time Series of Microwave Sounding Observations from AMSU to ATMS for Long-Term Monitoring of Climate  

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The measurements from the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) on board NOAA polar-orbiting satellites have been extensively utilized for detecting atmospheric temperature trend during the last several ...

Xiaolei Zou; Fuzhong Weng; H. Yang

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources  

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A system and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources is disclosed. Propagating wave electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The methods disclosed enable accurate calculation of matched transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F. (Berkeley, CA); Burnett, Greg C. (Livermore, CA); Ng, Lawrence C. (Danville, CA)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Satellite Soundings on the National Meteorological Center's Analysis and Forecast SystemThe Data Systems Test Results  

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In order to assess the value of remote sounding data for numerical weather prediction, parallel sets of analyses were produced with (SAT) and without (NOSAT) the sounding data from the experimental Nimbus-6 and operational NOAA-4 satellites for ...

M. S. Tracton; A. J. Desmarais; R. J. Van Haaren; R. D. McPherson

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FIMS Data Validation | Department of Energy  

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Information Systems » FIMS Data Information Systems » FIMS Data Validation FIMS Data Validation FIMS Data Validation The Facility Information Management System (FIMS) is the Department's official repository of real property data. The Department relies on the FIMS data for real property decision-making and accounting of its $86B in assets. Maintaining accurate and credible data in FIMS is critical to efficient operations and resource planning. Department of Energy Order 430.1B Real Property Asset Management requires FIMS data be accurately populated and validated once each fiscal year between December 15th and June 30th. The desired outcome of the validation program is to demonstrate, at a 90% confidence level, that the validated FIMS data elements are being maintained without material variance when compared to known accurate source

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FIMS Data Validation | Department of Energy  

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Operational Management » Facilities and Infrastructure » FIMS Operational Management » Facilities and Infrastructure » FIMS Data Validation FIMS Data Validation FIMS Data Validation The Facility Information Management System (FIMS) is the Department's official repository of real property data. The Department relies on the FIMS data for real property decision-making and accounting of its $86B in assets. Maintaining accurate and credible data in FIMS is critical to efficient operations and resource planning. Department of Energy Order 430.1B Real Property Asset Management requires FIMS data be accurately populated and validated once each fiscal year between December 15th and June 30th. The desired outcome of the validation program is to demonstrate, at a 90% confidence level, that the validated FIMS data elements are being

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Annual Report: 2010-2011 Storm Season Sampling For NON-DRY DOCK STORMWATER MONITORING FOR PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA  

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This interim report summarizes the stormwater monitoring conducted for non-dry dock outfalls in both the confined industrial area and the residential areas of Naval Base Kitsap within the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (referred to as the Shipyard). This includes the collection, analyses, and descriptive statistics for stormwater sampling conducted from November 2010 through April 2011. Seven stormwater basins within the Shipyard were sampled during at least three storm events to characterize non-dry dock stormwater discharges at selected stormwater drains located within the facility. This serves as the Phase I component of the project and Phase II is planned for the 2011-2012 storm season. These data will assist the Navy, USEPA, Ecology and other stakeholders in understanding the nature and condition of stormwater discharges from the Shipyard and inform the permitting process for new outfall discharges. The data from Phase I was compiled with current stormwater data available from the Shipyard, Sinclair/Dyes Inlet watershed, and Puget Sound in order to support technical investigations for the Draft NPDES permit. The permit would require storm event sampling at selected stormwater drains located within the Shipyard. However, the data must be considered on multiple scales to truly understand potential impairments to beneficial uses within Sinclair and Dyes Inlets.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Metallo, David; Johnston, Robert K.; Gebhardt, Christine; Hsu, Larry

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OSHPD Postpartum Maternal Outcomes Validation Study  

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may far exceed that of birth certificate data for severalAdams M. Validity of birth certificate data for the outcomemedical record and birth certificate data. Health Services

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEV, PHEV, BEV Test Standard Validation  

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BEV Test Standard Validation 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review May 10, 2011 Michael Duoba Argonne National Laboratory Sponsored by Lee Slezak...

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Fuel Cell Backup Power Technology Validation (Presentation)  

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Presentation about fuel cell backup power technology validation activities at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Kurtz, J.; Sprik, S.; Ramsden, T.; Saur, G.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations  

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Presented at the DOE Hydrogen Program 2007 Annual Merit Review held May 15-18, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia under the Technology Validation - Systems Analysis section.

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Phase 2, Solid waste retrieval strategy  

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Solid TRU retrieval, Phase 1 is scheduled to commence operation in 1998 at 218W-4C-T01 and complete recovery of the waste containers in 2001. Phase 2 Retrieval will recover the remaining buried TRU waste to be retrieved and provide the preliminary characterization by non-destructive means to allow interim storage until processing for disposal. This document reports on researching the characterization documents to determine the types of wastes to be retrieved and where located, waste configurations, conditions, and required methods for retrieval. Also included are discussions of wastes encompassed by Phase 2 for which there are valid reasons to not retrieve.

Johnson, D.M.

1994-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1995) 185(4), 734736 COMMENTS ON THE HAMILTONIAN FORMULATION FOR LINEAR AND  

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1995) 185(4), 734­736 COMMENTS ON THE HAMILTONIAN FORMULATION. REFERENCES 1. R. NAGEM, B. A. RHODES and G. V. H. SANDRI 1991 Journal of Sound and Vibration 144, 536 of Sound and Vibration 154, 551. Comments on ``Hamiltonian mechanics of the damped oscillator''. 3. R. J

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Structural-borne sound mitigation in small wind turbines using constrained viscoelastic layer  

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As the growing acceptance of small wind turbines operating in suburban and rural communities coincides with increasingly stringent regulations on the sound emitted by these turbines the need for sound mitigation solutions becomes urgent. Small turbines need to be affordable for small business use and thus proposed solutions must be cost-effective and low maintenance. Easy retrofit to existing turbines is also desirable. Wind turbines generate sound via two main mechanisms: structural borne sound generated by the gearbox and generator and transmitted through the nacelle structure and aeroacoustic sound generated by the interaction of the airstream with the rotating blades and other turbine components. Current study focused on the mitigation of structural-borne sound in a 50 kW wind turbine using a constrained viscoelastic layer. The viscoelastic layer comprised of multiple tiles with normal force to the nacelle structure provided by ratcheting bands. Optimal value for the normal force was empirically determined and the resulting reductions in generated sound were documented both in the laboratory and on a working turbine under a number of operating conditions. The result is a cost-effective solution with zero cost of ownership and easy installation on a wide range of small to medium-size wind turbines.

Nic Strum; David Sampson; Ali Kheirabadi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auralization of urban soundscaping designs using the Arup SoundLab  

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Noise is unwanted sound (from an urban planning point of view). The standard practice to controlnoise while valuable is a negative process (i.e. reducing unwanted noise). In response there is a drive by several authorities to take a more positive approach to improve and manage soundscapes in cities and civic spaces. Urban soundscape design consists of planning shaping and managing the sound to fit each area of the masterplan in terms of civic cultural and social character. Arup uses its SoundLab a 3D sound facility (ambisonic) to design and auralise (the sound equivalent to visualisation) soundscapes with planners architects or artists and demonstrate to Local Planning Authorities or clients the results of the design. An example of urban soundscaping design is Dark Neville Street Leeds for Leeds City Council where architectural lighting design acoustical soundscaping design were integrated together with an artistic sonic piece by Hans?Peter Kuhn which was auralised in the Arup SoundLab. An example of indoor sonic art and soundscape design installation is Harmonic Bridge by Bill Fontana and Arup Acoustics in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern (June?August 2006) where the sonic art piece was composed in the SoundLab.

Seb Jouan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound insulation property of Al-Si closed-cell aluminum foam bare board material  

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A1-Si closed-cell aluminum foam bare boards of 1?240 mm1?100 mm with different densities and thicknesses were prepared by molten body transitional foaming process. The sound reduction index(R) of AI-Si closed-cell aluminum foam bare boards was investigated experimentally under different frequencies (100-4?000 Hz). It is found that sound reduction index(R) is small under low frequencies, large under high frequencies and is controlled by different mechanisms. The sound insulation property basically conforms with the monolayer board sound insulation theory. The sound reduction index(R) increases with the even growth of thickness and density, but its rising trend is tempered. The single number sound reduction indexes(Rw) of specimen with thickness of 20 cm and density of 0.51 g/cm3 are 30.8 dB and 33 dB respectively, which demonstrates good sound insulation property for lightmass materials.

Hai-jun YU; Guang-chun YAO; Xiao-lin WANG; Bing LI; Yao YIN; Ke LIU

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Covariance of dark energy parameters and sound speed constraints from large HI surveys  

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An interesting probe of the nature of dark energy is the measure of its sound speed, $c_s$. We review the significance for constraining sound speed models of dark energy using large neutral hydrogen (HI) surveys with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Our analysis considers the effect on the sound speed measurement that arises from the covariance of $c_s$ with the dark energy density, $\\Omega_\\LLambda$, and a time-varying equation of state, $w(a)=w_0+(1-a)w_a$. We find that the approximate degeneracy between dark energy parameters that arises in power spectrum observations is lifted through redshift tomography of the HI-galaxy angular power spectrum, resulting in sound speed constraints that are not severely degraded. The cross-correlation of the galaxy and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect spectra contributes approximately 10 percent of the information that is needed to distinguish variations in the dark energy parameters, and most of the discriminating signal comes from the galaxy auto-correlation spectrum. We also find that the sound speed constraints are weakly sensitive to the HI bias model. These constraints do not improve substantially for a significantly deeper HI survey since most of the clustering sensitivity to sound speed variations arises from $z \\lsim 1.5$. A detection of models with sound speeds close to zero, $c_s \\lsim 0.01,$ is possible for dark energy models with $w\\gsim -0.9$.

A. Torres-Rodriguez; C. M. Cress; K. Moodley

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Characterization of Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds  

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Towards a Characterization of Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds Towards a Characterization of Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds Shupe, Matthew CIRES/NOAA/ETL Kollias, Pavlos Brookhaven National Laboratory Category: Cloud Properties Mixed-phase clouds play a unique role in the Arctic, where the delicate balance of phases in these clouds can have a profound impact on the surface radiation balance and various cloud-atmosphere-radiation-surface feedback processes. A better understanding of these clouds is clearly important and has been a recent objective of the ARM program. To this end, multiple sensors including radar, lidar, and temperature soundings, have been utilized in an automated cloud type classification scheme for clouds observed at the North Slope of Alaska site. The performance of this new algorithm at identifying mixed-phase cloud conditions is compared with an

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Propagation of sound waves through a spatially homogeneous but smoothly time-dependent medium  

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The propagation of sound through a spatially homogeneous but non-stationary medium is investigated within the framework of fluid dynamics. For a non-vortical fluid, especially, a generalized wave equation is derived for the (scalar) potential of the fluid velocity distribution in dependence of the equilibrium mass density of the fluid and the sound wave velocity. A solution of this equation for a finite transition period ? is determined in terms of the hypergeometric function for a phenomenologically realistic, sigmoidal change of the mass density and sound wave velocity. Using this solution, it is shown that the energy flux of the sound wave is not conserved but increases always for the propagation through a non-stationary medium, independent of whether the equilibrium mass density is increased or decreased. It is found, moreover, that this amplification of the transmitted wave arises from an energy exchange with the medium and that its flux is equal to the (total) flux of the incident and the reflected wave. An interpretation of the reflected wave as a propagation of sound backward in time is given in close analogy to Feynman and Stueckelberg for the propagation of anti-particles. The reflection and transmission coefficients of sound propagating through a non-stationary medium is analyzed in more detail for hypersonic waves with transition periods ? between 15 and 200 ps as well as the transformation of infrasound waves in non-stationary oceans. -- Highlights: Analytically exact study of sound propagation through a non-stationary medium. Energy exchange between the non-stationary medium and the sound wave. Transformation of hypersonic and ultrasound frequencies in non-stationary media. Propagation of sound backward in time in close analogy to anti-particles. Prediction of tsunamis both in spatially and temporally inhomogeneous oceans.

Hayrapetyan, A.G., E-mail: armen@physi.uni-heidelberg.de [Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitt Heidelberg, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fr Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Grigoryan, K.K.; Petrosyan, R.G. [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia)] [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia); Fritzsche, S. [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Frbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany) [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Frbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitt Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency | Open Energy Information  

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Air Agency Air Agency Jump to: navigation, search Name Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Address 1904 Third Avenue Place Seattle, Washington Zip 98101 Region Pacific Northwest Area Website http://www.pscleanair.org/ Notes Special-purpose, regional agency chartered by state law to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality and reduce greenhouse gases Coordinates 47.6117208°, -122.3396565° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.6117208,"lon":-122.3396565,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Propagation of Transient Sound Signals into a Viscous Fluid  

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An arbitrary excitation of the plane x = 0 sends sound signals into the half?space x ? 0 occupied by the viscous fluid. The governing third?order partial differential equation is solved exactly using the Laplace transform on time and the sine transform on space. New expressions for the most general solution are derived. The specific inputs considered in detail are the Dirac delta function the Heaviside unit function a decaying exponential and a sinusoidal excitation. The final expressions are given in the form of real integrals and of exact power series. Short?time approximations are also given for a general input and for the four aforementioned specific inputs. Previously obtained approximations for the case of small attenuation coefficients are corrected and extended for the decaying exponential and the sinusoidal input. The results found indicate that viscosity tends to reduce the sharpness of the propagating disturbance and thus to smooth out any initially imposed discontinuity. The presence of the disturbance is felt immediately everywhere in the medium and in fact the short?time approximations satisfy the parabolic heat equation.

Frederick R. Norwood

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing of Prosthetic Heart Valve Sounds from Anechoic Tank Measurements  

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People with serious cardiac problems have had their life span extended with the development of the prosthetic heart valve. However, the valves operate continuously at approximately 39 million cycles per year and are therefore subject to structural failures either by faulty design or material fatigue. The development of a non-invasive technique using an acoustic contact microphone and sophisticated signal processing techniques has been proposed and demonstrated on limited data sets. In this paper we discuss an extension of the techniques to perform the heart valve tests in an anechoic like. Here the objective is to extract a ''pure'' sound or equivalently the acoustical vibration response of the prosthetic valves in a quiet environment. The goal is to demonstrate that there clearly exist differences between values which have a specific mechanical defect known as single leg separation (SLS) and non-defective valves known as intact (INT). We discuss the signal processing and results of anechoic acoustic measurements on 50 prosthetic valves in the tank. Finally, we show the results of the individual runs for each valve, point out any of the meaningful features that could be used to distinguish the SLS from INT and summarize the experiments.

Candy, J V; Meyer, A W

2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of sound transmission through mud at Dodge Pond, Connecticut  

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Depositional muddy sediments are slow bottoms and pose a problem for the sonic detection of buried ordnance. This paper addresses the question: can the frequency dependent dispersion be predicted and verified by measurements in areas where buried object detection is required? Wood and Weston (Acustica V14 1964) have indicated that muddy sediments in the kHz range have a compressional speed 3% less than water with a frequency dependent attenuation (less than that of sand). A theoretical treatment of "muddy sediments" the Card House Theory (Pierce and Carey POMA (5) 7001 2009) estimates the slow sound speed and frequency dispersion proportional to mud porosity. Preliminary Dodge Pond results obtained with a buried array (1 to 10 kHz) are presented and illustrate the importance of micro-bubbles on the dispersion characteristic. The initial measurements on the disturbed sediment were found strongly influenced by scattering from larger bubbles whereas the results after a period of 10 months showed the effect of a smaller size distribution of bubbles. Estimates of the dispersion characteristic of mud and the effect of micro-bubbles are discussed. Finally the application of an impedance tube to the characterization of mud is discussed.

William M. Carey; Allan D. Pierce

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound propagation over Dickins Seamount in the Northeast Pacific Ocean  

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The acoustic propagation losses between a 230?Hz cw source and a multi?hydrophone receiving system were measured over Dickins Seamount in the Northeast Pacific. The source was towed at depths of 18 and 184 m. The receiving system had hydrophones spaced in depth from 323 to 633 m. The measurements were made to a maximum range of 130 km with the receiver located at a range of 60 km from the seamount peak. The results show that the seamount cast an acoustic shadow over the receiver increasing the propagation loss by up to 15 dB when the source was shallow and in a position which enabled the seamount to intercept all of the deep refracted source energy. Back reflections from the seamount with levels 6 to 13 dB below the direct signal level were present when the shallow source was 3 to 5 km from the seamount peak. Downslope reflections enhanced the direct signal by up to 10 dB when the shallow source was within 3 km of the peak. Acoustic shadowing and reflection effects were minimal in the results for the deep source because most of the source energy propagated along the sound?channel axis above the seamount peak. The analysis indicates that ray theory is adequate for describing the reflection effects of the acoustic propagation but does not account for all of the acoustic energy in the shadow zone.

Gordon R. Ebbeson; R. Glenn Turner

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Velocity of Sound in an Absorptive Gas  

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The theory of velocity propagation in a gas as conditioned by internal energy exchanges is considered in detail for the simplest case in which the "lags" may be differentnamely, the model with three sets of states. This "second order" theory is required for the interpretation of experimental results where the wave period is of the order of the lag for some states. Assuming the first vibration state of CO2 to have the largest lag in accordance with Kneser's interpretation of his recent experiments, the necessary approximations are given explicitly and the results are directly applicable to CO2. The apparent lag as measured in sound velocity experiments is not the simple stationary state mean "collision life" nor the mean life of the energy quantum except under special conditions and then for only one of the states. The velocity increment in the "resonance" region is given more accurately in terms of transition probabilities and is not described completely by the specific heats as might be expected from the "first order" theory. Contrary to the indications of the simple theory with an empirical constant the external energy is always merely the translation term. The status of the assumed lag assignment in CO2 is discussed in the light of the results and underlying theory of this paper.

D. G. Bourgin

1932-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumentation for Studies of Sound in the Atmosphere  

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Explosive charges are fired on the earth's surface at points in Arizona California and San Clemente Island. The resulting sound waves centering at 2 cps are detected by an array of sensing units in Southwestern Arizona. This array extends 108 miles along an east?west segment of a great circle with units placed at 4?mile intervals. From these units transmission lines are routed along the ground to recording stations near Dateland and Gila Bend. A single twin?conductor field line serves from one to three units and may be as long as 40 miles. Over such a line the sensing units are turned on by relays and the signals are transmitted to the recording station. The use of carriers has permitted the separation of multiplexed signals by means of tuning controls. Push?pull condenser?coupled amplifiers drive the Brush recording pens. Sensitivity is controlled in 6?db steps through a range from 5 to 160 dynes per sq cm peak?to?peak for full scale deflection. A pass band from 0.2 to 5 cps is set by an acoustic filter in the sensing unit. Several years of use and development have resulted in a system which has proved to be quite satisfactory.

George O. Pickens

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEARING AND LATERAL LINE | Effects of Human-Generated Sound on Fish  

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Abstract Fish depend on sound to communicate with one another, detect prey and predators, navigate from one place to another, avoid hazards, and analyze the world around them. The generation of noise in the ocean, lakes, and rivers by shipping, construction activities, seismic surveys, and sonar systems may affect fish adversely. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the levels and incidence of human-generated underwater sound, and much of the technology contributing to ocean noise is new. Efforts are now underway to regulate activities that generate underwater sound with the aim of reducing noise levels and minimizing effects upon fish and other aquatic animals.

A.D. Hawkins

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Health-risk assessment of chemical contamination in Puget Sound seafood. Final report 1985-1988  

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This report provides resource management and health agencies with a general indication of the magnitude of potential human health risks associated with consumption of recreationally harvested seafoods from Puget Sound. Data collection and evaluation focused on a variety of metal and organic contaminants in fish, shellfish and edible seaweeds from 22 locations in the Sound. EPA risk assessment techniques were used to characterize risks to average and high consumer groups for both carcinogens and noncarcinogens. Theoretical risks associated with consumption of both average and high quantities of Puget Sound seafood appear to be comparable to or substantially less than those for fish and shellfish from other locations in the United States.

Williams, L.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possibility of Sound Propagation in Vacuums with the Speed of Light  

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An important question of theoretical physics is whether sound is able to propagate in vacuums at all and if this is the case, then it must lead to the reinterpretation of one zero-restmass particle which corresponds to vacuum-sound waves. Taking the electron-neutrino as the corresponding particle, its observed non-vanishing rest-energy may only appear for neutrino-propagation inside material media. The idea may also influence the physics of dense matter, restricting the maximum speed of sound, both in vacuums and in matter to the speed of light.

Robert Lauter

1999-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the Acoustic Effects of Hydrokinetic Tidal Turbines in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound  

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Hydrokinetic turbines will be a source of noise in the marine environment - both during operation and during installation/removal. High intensity sound can cause injury or behavioral changes in marine mammals and may also affect fish and invertebrates. These noise effects are, however, highly dependent on the individual marine animals; the intensity, frequency, and duration of the sound; and context in which the sound is received. In other words, production of sound is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for an environmental impact. At a workshop on the environmental effects of tidal energy development, experts identified sound produced by turbines as an area of potentially significant impact, but also high uncertainty. The overall objectives of this project are to improve our understanding of the potential acoustic effects of tidal turbines by: (1) Characterizing sources of existing underwater noise; (2) Assessing the effectiveness of monitoring technologies to characterize underwater noise and marine mammal responsiveness to noise; (3) Evaluating the sound profile of an operating tidal turbine; and (4) Studying the effect of turbine sound on surrogate species in a laboratory environment. This study focuses on a specific case study for tidal energy development in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington (USA), but the methodologies and results are applicable to other turbine technologies and geographic locations. The project succeeded in achieving the above objectives and, in doing so, substantially contributed to the body of knowledge around the acoustic effects of tidal energy development in several ways: (1) Through collection of data from Admiralty Inlet, established the sources of sound generated by strong currents (mobilizations of sediment and gravel) and determined that low-frequency sound recorded during periods of strong currents is non-propagating pseudo-sound. This helped to advance the debate within the marine and hydrokinetics acoustic community as to whether strong currents produce propagating sound. (2) Analyzed data collected from a tidal turbine operating at the European Marine Energy Center to develop a profile of turbine sound and developed a framework to evaluate the acoustic effects of deploying similar devices in other locations. This framework has been applied to Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish Country's demonstration project in Admiralty Inlet to inform postinstallation acoustic and marine mammal monitoring plans. (3) Demonstrated passive acoustic techniques to characterize the ambient noise environment at tidal energy sites (fixed, long-term observations recommended) and characterize the sound from anthropogenic sources (drifting, short-term observations recommended). (4) Demonstrated the utility and limitations of instrumentation, including bottom mounted instrumentation packages, infrared cameras, and vessel monitoring systems. In doing so, also demonstrated how this type of comprehensive information is needed to interpret observations from each instrument (e.g., hydrophone data can be combined with vessel tracking data to evaluate the contribution of vessel sound to ambient noise). (5) Conducted a study that suggests harbor porpoise in Admiralty Inlet may be habituated to high levels of ambient noise due to omnipresent vessel traffic. The inability to detect behavioral changes associated with a high intensity source of opportunity (passenger ferry) has informed the approach for post-installation marine mammal monitoring. (6) Conducted laboratory exposure experiments of juvenile Chinook salmon and showed that exposure to a worse than worst case acoustic dose of turbine sound does not result in changes to hearing thresholds or biologically significant tissue damage. Collectively, this means that Chinook salmon may be at a relatively low risk of injury from sound produced by tidal turbines located in or near their migration path. In achieving these accomplishments, the project has significantly advanced the District's goals of developing a demonstration-scale tidal energy proj

Brian Polagye; Jim Thomson; Chris Bassett; Jason Wood; Dom Tollit; Robert Cavagnaro; Andrea Copping

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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How Knowledge Validation Processes Affect Knowledge Contribution  

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To ensure that knowledge repositories contain high-quality knowledge, knowledge management research recommends that contributions to a repository undergo stringent validation processes. To date, however, no research has studied the impact of such processes ... Keywords: Knowledge Contribution Processes, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Repositories, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Sourcing, Reinforcement Theory, Signaling Theory, Validation Processes

Alexandra Durcikova; Peter Gray

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI  

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1 CHAPTER 10 Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI Virginia Tech 10.1 INTRODUCTION involves the measurement and assessment of a variety of quality char- acteristics such as accuracy is assessed by conducting verification, validation and testing (VV&T). #12;2 Model Verification

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Carbon capture by biomass and soil are sound: CO2 burial wastes energy  

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We suggest sound ways to improve the capture of CO2...including the conservation of U.S. crops, forests, grasses, and soil conservation. Currently, U.S. crops, forests, and grasses collect an estimated 9 billion ...

David Pimentel; Rattan Lal; James Singmaster

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A method for perceptual evaluation of products by naive subjects: application to car engine sounds  

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studies have been carried out on diesel motor sounds: firstly, the panel of experts of a car maker made. Introduction In today's highly competitive markets, developing new products that satisfy consumers' needs

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Density, Speed of Sound, and Viscosity Measurements of Reference Materials for Biofuels  

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Measurements of density, speed of sound, and viscosity have been carried out on liquid certified reference materials for biofuels as a function of temperature at ambient pressure. The samples included anhydrous and hydrated bioethanol and two biodiesel ...

Arno Laesecke; Tara J. Fortin; Jolene D. Splett

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing sound sensitivity in autism spectrum disorder : new technologies for customized intervention  

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Many individuals diagnosed with autism experience auditory sensitivity - a condition that can cause irritation, pain, and, in some cases, profound fear. Efforts have been made to manage sound sensitivities in autism, but ...

Morris, Robert, S.M. (Robert Randall). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Error analysis of pose measurement from sonic sensors without using speed of sound information  

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Scott Burnett (1) demonstrated the feasibility of using acoustic sensors to locate an object without information about speed of sound. The algorithms of triangulation and pose measurement, which were introduced in his paper to fulfill the goal...

Lai, Chih-Chien

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

330

Global warming alters sound transmission: differential impact on the prey detection ability of echolocating bats  

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...research-article Research articles 1004 69 Global warming alters sound transmission: differential...change in community composition. Global warming can thus directly affect the prey...prey. echolocation|foraging|global warming|sensory ecology|species interactions...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Inversion for subbottom sound velocity profiles in the deep and shallow ocean  

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This thesis investigates the application of acoustic measurements in the deep and shallow ocean to infer the sound velocity profile (svp) in the seabed. For the deep water ocean, an exact method based on the Gelfand-Levitan ...

Souza, Luiz Alberto Lopes de

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development  

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New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development DOE Response based on contributions from Office of Biomass Program; Argonne National, Hill, Tilman, Polasky and Hawthorne study ("Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt") claims

Minnesota, University of

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Federal Power Act section 202(c)- Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2002  

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On August 16, 2002, due to concerns regarding the availability of electricity on Long Island in the State of New York, a 202(c) order was issued directing Cross-Sound Cable Company to operate the...

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Sonification of the invisible : large scale sound installments on building facades  

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The intention of this project is to utilize sound as representation of MIT research-extending out to the public what may be invisible, or less known to the broader community interested in MIT's spectrum of work. I am ...

Bodle, Carrie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of sound speed vs. depth in South Pole ice: pressure waves and shear waves  

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Price, Attenuation of acoustic waves in glacial ice and saltacoustics, South Pole, sound speed, pressure waves,shear waves PACS: 47.35.De, 47.35.Rs, 62.65. +k, 92.40.Vq,

Klein, Spencer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A battery-free tag for wireless monitoring of heart sounds  

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We have developed a wearable, battery-free tag that monitors heart sounds. The tag powers up by harvesting ambient RF energy, and contains a low-power integrated circuit, an antenna and up to four microphones. The chip, ...

Mandal, Soumyajit

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Neural correlates and mechanisms of sound localization in everyday reverberant settings  

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Nearly all listening environments-indoors and outdoors alike-are full of boundary surfaces (e.g., walls, trees, and rocks) that produce acoustic reflections. These reflections interfere with the direct sound arriving at a ...

Devore, Sasha

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Appendix B : Local Generation Evaluation : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

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The information and data contained in this Appendix was extracted from numerous sources. The principle sources used for technical data were Bonneville Power Administration's 1990 Resource Program along with its technical appendix, and Chapter 8 of the Draft 1991 Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan. All cost data is reported 1988 dollars unless otherwise noted. This information was supplemented by other data developed by Puget Sound utilities who participated on the Local Generation Team. Identifying generating resources available to the Puget Sound area involved a five step process: (1) listing all possible resources that might contribute power to the Puget Sound area, (2) characterizing the technology/resource status, cost and operating characteristics of these resources, (3) identifying exclusion criteria based on the needs of the overall Puget Sound Electric Reliability Plan study, (4) applying these criteria to the list of resources, and (5) summarizing of the costs and characteristics of the final list of resources. 15 refs., 20 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient sound measurements Sample Search...  

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Summary of CHI '98, April 18-23, 1998, 1998 ACM 1 ambientROOM: Integrating Ambient Media Summary: of the weather outside from ambient cues such as light, temperature, sound,...

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EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA | Department  

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49: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA 49: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA SUMMARY This EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of a proposal by the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snowhomish County, Washington to construct and operate the Admiralty Inlet Tidal Project. The proposed 680-kilowatt project would be located on the east side of Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, Washington, about 1 kilometer west of Whidbey Island, entirely within Island County, Washington. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency. DOE is a cooperating agency. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 9, 2013 EA-1949: FERC Notice of Availability Errata Sheet

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Radio sounding in space: magnetosphere and topside ionosphere  

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Modern sounding techniques have been developed for the space-borne exploration of Earth's magnetosphere and topside ionosphere. Two new satellite instruments will use the advanced techniques of the ground-based Digisondes. The Radio Plasma Imager (RPI), a low-frequency sounder with 500-m dipole antennas designed to sweep from 3 kHz to 3 MHz, will be part of NASA's IMAGE mission to be launched in February 2000 into an elliptical orbit with an altitude at apogee of 7Re. While in the magnetospheric cavity, RPI will receive echoes from the magnetopause and the plasmasphere and will measure the direct response of the magnetosphere's configuration to changes in the solar wind. With three orthogonal dipole antennas (two 500-m tip-to-tip antennas in the spin plane used for transmission and reception, one 20-m antenna along the spin axis for reception only) the arrival angle of returning echoes can be determined with high accuracy. The other instrument is the \\{TOPside\\} Automated Sounder (TOPAS), which was originally conceived for the Ukrainian WARNING mission with a launch date in 2001. Using one antenna for transmission and three orthogonal 10-m antennas for reception, TOPAS will be able to determine the arrival angle of ionospheric echoes and their wave polarization. It will then be possible to automatically scale the topside ionograms and calculate the electron density profiles in real time. Operating as a high-frequency radar, TOPAS will for the first time measure topside plasma velocities by tracking the motions of plasma irregularities.

B.W Reinisch; D.M Haines; R.F Benson; J.L Green; G.S Sales; W.W.L Taylor

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a modified gradient lease squares algorithm to an adaptive, actively quenched, sound field system  

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A modified least squares algorithm, preventing the overflow of the discharge grid of weight coefficients of an adaptive transverse filter and guaranteeing stable system operation, is suggested for the tuning of an adaptive system of an actively quenched sound field. Experimental results are provided for an adaptive filter with a modified algorithm in a system of several harmonic components of an actively quenched sound field.

Belyakov, A.A.; Mal`tsev, A.A.; Medvedev, S.Yu. [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inter?laboratory variation in sound power levels in qualified reverberant rooms.  

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Reverberant acoustic test facilities can be qualified to determine the sound power levels of broadband and tonal noise sources using the procedures defined in Air?Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Std. 220 Sound Power Testing Using Reverberant Rooms for HVAC Equipment. Member companies from AHRIs Technical Committee on Sound participated in a round robin test program in which tonal noise sources were shipped to and tested in a number of qualified reverberant rooms. This report summarizes the results of this effort. The mean and standard deviations of the sound power levels for multiple locations/orientations of the noise sources in each facility and for all facilities are presented. The standard deviations as a function of frequency for these sources were found to be generally less than the values established for broadband sources and therefore less than those allowed for tonal sources. Based on the comparisons of round robin test results accurate determinations of sound power levels can be made using the substitution method in rooms qualified in accordance with AHRI Std. 220 Technical Committee on Sound Air?Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute

Robert Stabley

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Untangling the roles of wind, run-off and tides in Prince William Sound  

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Prince William Sound (PWS) oceanic circulation is driven by a combination of local wind, large run-off and strong tides. Using a regional oceanic model of the Gulf of Alaska, adequately resolving the mean circulation and mesoscale eddies, we configure a series of three nested domains. The inner domain zooms in on Prince William Sound with a 1-km horizontal grid resolution. We analyze a set of four experiments with different combinations of run-off, wind and tides to demonstrate the relative influence of these forcing on the central Sound mean circulation cell and its seasonal variability. The mean circulation in the central PWS region is generally characterized by a cyclonic cell. When forced only by the wind, the circulation is cyclonic in winter and fall and strongly anticyclonic in summer. The addition of freshwater run-off greatly enhances the eddy kinetic energy in PWS partly through near-surface baroclinic instabilities. This leads to a much more intermittent circulation in the central Sound, with the presence of intense small-scale turbulence and a disappearance of the summer wind-forced anticyclonic cell. The addition of tides reduces the turbulence intensity (relatively to the experiment with run-off only), particularly in the central Sound. The generation of turbulent motions by baroclinic processes is lowered by tidal mixing and by modification of the exchange at Hinchinbrook Entrance. Tides have an overall stabilizing effect on the central Sound circulation. Tidal rectification currents help maintain a mean cyclonic circulation throughout the year.

Franois Colas; Xiaochun Wang; Xavier Capet; Yi Chao; James C. McWilliams

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Sound insulation property of AlSi closed-cell aluminum foam sandwich panels  

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AlSi closed-cell aluminum foam sandwich panels (1240mmנ1100mm) of different thicknesses and different densities were prepared by molten body transitional foaming process in Northeastern University. The experiments were carried out to investigate the sound insulation property of AlSi closed-cell aluminum foam sandwich panels of different thicknesses and different densities under different frequencies (1004000Hz). Results show that sound reduction index (R) is small under low frequencies, large under high frequencies; thickness affects the sound insulation property of material obviously: when the thicknesses of AlSi closed-cell aluminum foam sandwich panels are 12, 22, and 32mm, the corresponding weighted sound reduction indices (RW) are 26.3, 32.2, and 34.6dB, respectively, the rising trend tempered; the increase of density of AlSi closed-cell aluminum foam can also increase the sound insulation property: when the densities of aluminum foam are 0.31, 0.51, and 0.67g/cm3, the corresponding weighted sound reduction indices (RW) are 28.9, 34.3, and 34.6dB, the increasing value mitigating.

Haijun Yu; Guangchun Yao; Xiaolin Wang; Yihan Liu; Hongbin Li

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The modeling and calculation of sound radiation from facilities with gas flowed pipes  

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Computer modeling of industrial facilities like chemical plants refineries or other production areas is the first and most important step in the calculation of sound exposure in the environment. The pipework with gas flows is often contributing relevant to the sound radiation of the complete facility. This radiation can be determined applying the methods described in technical papers like VDI 3733 and ISO 15664. On the basis of these descriptions a software tool was developed that allows to create pipework in 3D models with line sources and to calculate the sound propagation with methods like ISO 9613-2. The line sources are linked with the technical parameters like pipe cross section flow rate pressure density and temperature of the gas and material parameters of the pipe wall. The sound power emission from the pipe to the environment and the internal flow of sound powerlinked to the next section of pipingis calculated on the basis of these parameters. The same technique is used to calculate the sound emission of cooling towers electric and fuel driven motors gears pumps and other devices. This powerful technique allows creating sustainable models that can be adapted to different operation conditions with minimum time and effort.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The modeling and calculation of sound radiation from facilities with gas flowed pipes  

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Computer modeling of industrial facilities like chemical plants refineries or other production areas is the first and most important step in the calculation of sound exposure in the environment. The pipework with gas flows is often contributing relevant to the sound radiation of the complete facility. This radiation can be determined applying the methods described in technical papers like VDI3733 and ISO15664. On the basis of these descriptions a software tool was developed that allows to create pipework in 3D models with line sources and to calculate the sound propagation with methods like ISO9613-2. The line sources are linked with the technical parameters like pipe cross section flow rate pressure density and temperature of the gas and material parameters of the pipe wall. The sound power emission from the pipe to the environment and the internal flow of sound power - linked to the next section of piping - is calculated on the basis of these parameters. The same technique is used to calculate the sound emission of cooling towers electric and fuel driven motors gears pumps and other devices. This powerful technique allows creating sustainable models that can be adapted to different operation conditions with minimum time and effort.

Fabian Probst

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Validation & Conditioning Kenneth Martin  

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Validation & Conditioning Validation & Conditioning Kenneth Martin martin@electricpowergroup.com June 27-28, 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 The Problem  Phasors are well known to engineers ... but synchrophasors are not  Synchrophasor value dependencies - Precise timing source, algorithms, & hardware  Systems dependent on real-time communications - Delay (latency), bandwidth, errors, & dropouts  Need comparability with established systems (SCADA)  Wide area, high-speed - faster actions Need assurance measurements are correct and... Detect and fix data problems 3 Introduction  Data Validation and Conditioning Project - RFP issued in June 2012 - Awarded to EPG in December 2012 - Completion by October 2014

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On the invariance of structure-borne sound source mecha-In todays analytical models for the description of sources of structure-borne sound and  

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, the vibration activity of a set of structure-borne sound sources will be measured. The receiver structures study of vibrational power transmission and the measurement method 2 Numerical testing of the measurement method 3 Measurement of vibration activity of a set of sources on two different receiver

Berlin,Technische Universität

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1. We can hear around corners, but we cannot see around corners. The reason is that a) Sound waves carry more energy than do light waves  

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carry more energy than do light waves b) The frequency of sound is much greater than that of light c) The wavelength of sound is much greater than that of light d) Sound waves are longitudinal, while light waves are transverse e) Sound waves are transverse, while light waves are longitudinal 2. A ray of light goes from air

Coleman, Piers

351

A VALIDATION INDEX FOR ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS  

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A VALIDATION INDEX FOR ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS Stephen Roberts, Lionel Tarassenko, James Pardey and estimation properties of artificial neural networks. Like many `traditional' statistical techniques & David Siegwart Neural Network Research Group Department of Engineering Science University of Oxford, UK

Roberts, Stephen

352

Navy Technology Validation (Techval) Monitoring Results  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation covers the Navy Technology Validation (Techval) Monitoring Results and is given at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) 2006 Spring meeting, held on May 3-4, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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GIVS: Integrity Validation for Grid Security  

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In this paper we address the problem of granting the correctness of Grid computations. We introduce a Grid Integrity Validation Scheme (GIVS) that may reveal the presence of malicious hosts by statistical samp...

Giuliano Casale; Stefano Zanero

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of Gene Therapy Manufacturing Processes  

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Specific issues of concern in the validation of gene therapy viral vector manufacturing processes include quality of raw materials, safety testing of cell and viral banks, production and purification of the ve...

Dominick Vacante; Gail Sofer; Stephen Morris

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and cod (Gadus morhua) to low?frequency sound in an experimental tank  

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Anthropogenic sound in the sea is an increasing problem and more knowledge on the influence of sound on fish needs to be collected. For this reason experiments are carried out in an experimental tank 10 m in diameter to examine the reaction of juvenile and adult cod and plaice to sound. Pure tones from the frequency range of offshore wind turbines are artificially emitted in typical wind turbinesound levels of 130 and 140 dB re 1 Pa. A sound gradient in the tank enables the fish to avoid highest sound levels. The number of fish in the vicinity of the sound source is determined in regular time intervals before during and after the 24?h period of sound exposure. Changes in numbers of fish can be seen in the periods with and without sound in many experiments. Reactions of plaice are ambiguous pointing to both avoidance of or attraction to the sound. In the majority of the experiments carried out on cod avoidance behavior to the sound can be seen with strongest reactions at 25 60 and 90 Hz. The results indicate potential avoidance behavior of cod to the operational noise of offshore wind farms.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate Scale Water Quality Model  

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The Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, is a large estuarine system bounded by over seven thousand miles of complex shorelines, consists of several subbasins and many large inlets with distinct properties of their own. Pacific Ocean water enters Puget Sound through the Strait of Juan de Fuca at depth over the Admiralty Inlet sill. Ocean water mixed with freshwater discharges from runoff, rivers, and wastewater outfalls exits Puget Sound through the brackish surface outflow layer. Nutrient pollution is considered one of the largest threats to Puget Sound. There is considerable interest in understanding the effect of nutrient loads on the water quality and ecological health of Puget Sound in particular and the Salish Sea as a whole. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model. The water quality model simulates algae growth, dissolved oxygen, (DO) and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound to inform potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or control human impacts to DO levels in the sensitive areas. The project did not include any additional data collection but instead relied on currently available information. This report describes model development effort conducted during the period 2009 to 2012 under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement with PNNL, Ecology, and the University of Washington awarded under the National Estuary Program

Khangaonkar, Tarang; Sackmann, Brandon S.; Long, Wen; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Roberts, Mindy

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recording and Calculating Gunshot SoundChange of the Volume in Reference to the Distance  

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An experiment was conducted in an open practice ground (shooting range) regarding the recording of the sound of gunshots. Shots were fired using various types of firearms (seven pistols five revolvers two submachine guns one rifle and one shotgun) in different calibers from several various distances with reference to the recording sources. Both a conventional sound level meter (device) and a measurement microphone were used having been placed in a fixed point behind the shooting line. The sound of each shot was recorded (from the device). At the same time the signal received by the microphone was transferred to a connected computer through an appropriate audio interface with a pre?amplifier. Each sound wave was stored and depicted as a wave function. After the physic?mathematical analysis of these depictions the volume was calculated in the accepted engineering units(Decibels or dB) of Sound Pressure Level (SPL). The distances from the recording sources were 9.60 meters 14.40 m 19.20 m and 38.40 m. The experiment was carried out by using the following calibers: .22 LR 6.35 mm(.25 AUTO) 7.62 mm Tokarev (7 6225) 7.65 mm(.32 AUTO) 9 mm Parabellum (919) 9 mm Short (917) 9 mm Makarov (918) .45 AUTO .32 S&W .38 S&W .38 SPECIAL .357 Magnum 7 62 mm Kalashnikov (7 6239) and 12 GA. Tables are given for the environmental conditions (temperature humidity altitude & barometric pressure) the length of the barrel of each gun technical characteristics of the used ammunition as well as for the volume taken from the SLM. The data for the sound intensity were collected after 168 gunshots (158 single shot & 10 bursts). According to the results a decreasing of the volume equivalent to the increasing of the distance was remarked as it was expected. Values seem to follow the Inverse square Law. For every doubling of the distance from the sound source the sound intensity diminishes by 5.99040.2325 decibels (on average). In addition we have the chance of determining the volume of the gunshot sound coming from a certain type of weapon. A further application could be the calculation of the distance from a shooting firearm if one is aware of a recorded volume.

Tsiatis E. Nikolaos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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T-623: HP Business Availability Center Input Validation Hole...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Business Availability Center Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks T-623: HP Business Availability Center Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting...

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In Search of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor  

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The cross- section of volatility and expected returns, Theof a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor (revised)of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor Robert M.

Anderson, Robert M.; Bianchi, Stephen W.; Goldberg, Lisa R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Lighting Program Update: LED Validation Activities | Department...  

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DOE Lighting Program Update: LED Validation Activities DOE Lighting Program Update: LED Validation Activities Presentation covers the DOE Lighting Program update and is given at...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Validation of...  

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Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite Structures Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon...

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HEV, PHEV, EV Test Standard Development and Validation | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HEV, PHEV, EV Test Standard Development and Validation HEV, PHEV, EV Test Standard Development and Validation 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies...

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HEV, PHEV, BEV Test Standard Validation | Department of Energy  

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HEV, PHEV, BEV Test Standard Validation HEV, PHEV, BEV Test Standard Validation 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

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U-252: Barracuda Web Filter Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross...  

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2: Barracuda Web Filter Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks U-252: Barracuda Web Filter Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks September...

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Impact of Battery Management on Fuel Efficiency Validity | Department...  

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

Validity Impact of Battery Management on Fuel Efficiency Validity 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Demonstrating and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller...  

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

and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller for Fuel Efficient, Low Emissions Diesel Engines Demonstrating and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller for...

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Hybrid phase shifted carrier modulation fed five-phase multilevel inverter for multiphase induction motor drive  

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This paper proposes an energy efficient modulation scheme suitable for multilevel inverter fed five-phase induction motor. Five-phase multilevel inverter provides good quality five-phase variable voltage and variable frequency supply to five-phase induction motor, which ensure reduced torque ripple and improved drive efficiency. This modulation inherits the features of fundamental frequency modulation and phase shifted carrier modulation in power conversion and resolves the contradiction between high frequency and accuracy in a digital control scheme. Base modulator and hybrid formulation control algorithms are realised with TMS320F2407 DSP processor and Xilinx XC95108 CPLD controllers. The performance studies with induction motor are evaluated in terms of power loss, weighted total harmonic distortion and torque ripple. Selected simulation and experiment results are reported to verify and validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.

C. Govindaraju

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty of sound power levels determined following Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute Standard 220  

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As part of the AHRI ASA-ANSI and ISO standards development processes the uncertainty of sound power measurements needs to be quantified for inclusion in sound power standards. A study of four reverberation rooms with volumes of 140 280 560 and 1790 cubic meters was undertaken. Sound power levels for five noise sources (two vertical shafted sound sources two horizontal shafted sound sources and a leaf blower) were determined using ARI Standard 220. Variables investigated include: source location source orientation room conditions source operating characteristics and microphone traverse length. The frequency range of interest was 25 Hz to 10 kHz. Measurements were repeated and the order of tests was randomized. Of particular interest was the difference between the 140 cubic foot room and the other rooms to confirm the room qualification process required by ARI Standard 220 because the 140 cubic foot room does not meet the ARI Standard 220 qualification process but does meet the requirements in ISO 3741. This work will be helpful in understanding the sources of variation and allow for a starting point for determining if improvements are needed and if so what factors should be considered.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural networks for breathing and snoring episode detection in sleep sounds  

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder characterized by intermittent events of upper airway collapse during sleep. Snoring is the most common nocturnal symptom of OSA. Almost all OSA patients snore, but not all snorers have the disease. Recently, researchers have attempted to develop automated snore analysis technology for the purpose of OSA diagnosis. These technologies commonly require, as the first step, the automated identification of snore/breathing episodes (SBE) in sleep sound recordings. Snore intensity may occupy a wide dynamic range (>95dB) spanning from the barely audible to loud sounds. Low-intensity SBE sounds are sometimes seen buried within the background noise floor, even in high-fidelity sound recordings made within a sleep laboratory. The complexity of SBE sounds makes it a challenging task to develop automated snore segmentation algorithms, especially in the presence of background noise. In this paper, we propose a fundamentally novel approach based on artificial neural network (ANN) technology to detect SBEs. Working on clinical data, we show that the proposed method can detect SBE at a sensitivity and specificity exceeding 0.892 and 0.874 respectively, even when the signal is completely buried in background noise (SNR

Takahiro Emoto; Udantha R Abeyratne; Yongjian Chen; Ikuji Kawata; Masatake Akutagawa; Yohsuke Kinouchi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of attenuation, dispersion, and high sound?pressure levels on acoustic wave distortion in horns  

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High?power sound sources have received a lot of attention in the past few years due to renewed interest in industrial applications of high?intensity sounds such as the acoustic agglomeration of aerosols or combustion enhancement. Most high?power sound sources require a horn to match the source impedance to the medium where the sound is radiated. Such horns introduce distortion in the initial waveform which can be detrimental to the agglomeration or combustion enhancement process. Boundary?layer attenuation smooths the wave shape while dispersion breaks up the symmetry of the waveform. Horn?induced dispersion is usually the dominant dispersion mechanism resulting in strong peaks in the waveform. Finally due to the very high acoustic levels at the horn throat finite?amplitude effects are responsible for a significant amount of distortion at high frequencies. Simple examples of waveform distortion due to these various mechanisms are shown. The effects of sound?pressure level horn design and frequency on distortion are illustrated for an exponential horn and several initial wave shapes. Experimental results are presented that compare very well with theory.

Frederic G. Pla; Gerhard Reethof

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anthropogenic soundIntroduction and overview of the ambient and anthropogenic environment  

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Interest in anthropogenic sound in the marine environment has been directed at concerns about the effects of sound on marine mammals. However fish make up a far larger and more diverse portion of the oceans than do marine mammals and they hold considerable economic importance internationally. This has led to a growing interest in the effect of anthropogenic sounds on fish in environments ranging from shallow waters near in?shore shipping lanes to the deep sea. Concerns for effects on fish are parallel to those for marine mammals and include issues ranging from the death of individual animals to the potential for behavioral changes that could lead to impacts on the survival of populations or species. While the body of data on the effects of anthropogenic sounds on fish is still small and much of the work is not in the peer?reviewed literature the number of peer?reviewed studies is growing. The purpose of this special session is to provide an overview of what we currently know about the effects of anthropogenic sound on fish help define the major outstanding questions on these effects and to provide the basis for discussion of current and future research in order to help resolve these questions.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG BANG ACOUSTICS SOUND IN THE EARLY UNIVERSE Article for the Acoustical Society of America magazine: ECHOES  

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includes all the associated sounds, can be found on my website at http://www.astro.virginia.edu/dmw8f

Whittle, Mark

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Testing Protocols and Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI-Resnet Development  

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Testing Protocols & Results: Testing Protocols & Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI/RESNET Development Spring 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting: Combustion Safety in Tight Houses Jim Fitzgerald Center for Energy and Environment Building Performance Institute Page 2  Weatherization, custom windows & central air conditioning  Attic insulation, wall insulation, and attic air sealing - borrowed specs from energy programs and used weatherization contractors  Average house leakage: 7.8 ACH50 before 5.4 ACH50 after MSP secret: this Airport Sound Program does weatherization work to reduce sound All Tightening of Existing Homes Can Affect Combustion Appliance Safety Tightening work was done on 3000 homes with no testing, what could possibly go wrong?

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Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2003 |  

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3 3 Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2003 On August 14, 2003, in response to the blackout on that day in the Northeast and Upper Midwest areas of the United States, as well as portion of Canada, the New York Independent System Operator and ISO New England were directed to require Cross-Sound Cable Company to operate the Cross-Sound Cable and related facilities. The Expiration date on that order was September 1, 2003, but on August 28, 2003, it was extended "until such time as emergency identified in the order ceases to exist." An order terminating the emergency order was issued on May 7, 2004. 202(c) order 202-03-1 August 14, 2003 - CSC.pdf 202(c) order 202-03-2 August 28, 2003 - CSC.pdf 202(c) order 202-03-3 September 26, 2003 - CSC.pdf

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FIA-13-0018 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound |  

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18 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound 18 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound FIA-13-0018 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound On April 4, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision remanding in part an Appeal from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Loan Programs Office (LPO). The Appellant appealed the LPO's decision to withhold information in the released documents pursuant to Exemptions 2, 4, 5 and 6, claiming that the LPO's determination letter inadequately justified its redactions. The Appellant also sought expedited processing of its Appeal, which the OHA denied, finding that there was no compelling need for expedited processing. The OHA concluded that the LPO properly invoked Exemption 6 as to withheld

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Dark energy with non-adiabatic sound speed: initial conditions and detectability  

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Assuming that the universe contains a dark energy fluid with a constant linear equation of state and a constant sound speed, we study the prospects of detecting dark energy perturbations using CMB data from Planck, cross-correlated with galaxy distribution maps from a survey like LSST. We update previous estimates by carrying a full exploration of the mock data likelihood for key fiducial models. We find that it will only be possible to exclude values of the sound speed very close to zero, while Planck data alone is not powerful enough for achieving any detection, even with lensing extraction. We also discuss the issue of initial conditions for dark energy perturbations in the radiation and matter epochs, generalizing the usual adiabatic conditions to include the sound speed effect. However, for most purposes, the existence of attractor solutions renders the perturbation evolution nearly independent of these initial conditions.

Ballesteros, Guillermo [Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche ''Enrico Fermi'', Piazza del Viminale 1, I-00184, Rome (Italy); Lesgourgues, Julien, E-mail: ballesteros@pd.infn.it, E-mail: julien.lesgourgues@cern.ch [CERN, Theory Division, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CrowdPhase: crowdsourcing the phase problem  

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The idea of attacking the phase problem by crowdsourcing is introduced. Using an interactive, multi-player, web-based system, participants work simultaneously to select phase sets that correspond to better electron-density maps in order to solve low-resolution phasing problems.

Jorda, J.

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Reviews and Validations | Department of Energy  

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Reviews and Reviews and Validations Reviews and Validations External Independent Review (EIR) Procedures Under DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, the Office of Acquisition and Project Management (OAPM) must perform a Performance Baseline External Independent Review (EIR) prior to Critical Decision (CD) 2, and a Construction/Execution Readiness EIR for all Major System projects prior to CD-3. The EIR Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) discuss all elements of EIRs including review scope, review process, Corrective Action Plans, and OAPM's Performance Baseline Validation Process. The intent of the SOP is to make clear the OAPM expectations for both the CD-2 and CD-3 EIR, and thereby facilitate the project planning process. In particular, OAPM expects that the Scope of

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Data Validation Using Data Descriptors Data validation is often defined by six data descriptors  

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APPENDIX N Data Validation Using Data Descriptors Data validation is often defined by six data descriptors: 1) reports to decision maker 2) documentation 3) data sources 4) analytical method and detection limit 5) data review 6) data quality indicators The decision maker or reviewer examines the data

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A validated dynamic model of the first marine molten carbonate fuel cell  

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In this work we present a modular, dynamic and multi-dimensional model of a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) onboard the offshore supply vessel Viking Lady serving as an auxiliary power unit. The model is able to capture detailed thermodynamic, heat transfer and electrochemical reaction phenomena within the fuel cell layers. The model has been calibrated and validated with measured performance data from a prototype installation onboard the vessel. The model is able to capture detailed thermodynamic, heat transfer and electrochemical reaction phenomena within the fuel cell layers. The model has been calibrated and validated with measured performance data from a prototype installation onboard the offshore supply vessel. The calibration process included parameter identification, sensitivity analysis to identify the critical model parameters, and iterative calibration of these to minimize the overall prediction error. The calibrated model has a low prediction error of 4% for the operating range of the cell, exhibiting at the same time a physically sound qualitative behavior in terms of thermodynamic heat transfer and electrochemical phenomena, both on steady-state and transient operation. The developed model is suitable for a wide range of studies covering the aspects of thermal efficiency, performance, operability, safety and endurance/degradation, which are necessary to introduce fuel cells in ships. The aim of this MCFC model is to aid to the introduction, design, concept approval and verification of environmentally friendly marine applications such as fuel cells, in a cost-effective, fast and safe manner.

E. Ovrum; G. Dimopoulos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some aspects of the computer simulation of conduction heat transfer and phase change processes  

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Various aspects of phase change processes in materials are discussd including computer modeling, validation of results and sensitivity. In addition, the possible incorporation of cognitive activities in computational heat transfer is examined.

Solomon, A. D.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: Indirect, Dual-Media, Phase Changing Material Modular Thermal Energy Storage System  

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Acciona Solar, under the Thermal Storage FOA, plans to design and validate a prototype and demonstrate a full-size (800 MWth) thermal energy storage (TES) system based on phase change materials (PCMs).

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Evaluation of hydro sound and vibration measurements during the use of the Hydro-Sound-Damper (HSD) at the wind farm London Array  

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Since some years a noise prevention concept for the protection of marine animals exists in Germany. Based on that the acoustic underwater noise from the pile driving at offshore wind farms is required to be less than 160 dB (SEL) at a distance of 750 m. This value however is often exceeded so that the use of a soundproofing system is necessary. The Hydro-Sound-Damper (HSD) is a new versatile method to reduce the noise during offshore pile driving. To achieve this elements of different sizes and materials are used which are fixed to fishing nets. The principle of operation and the effectiveness of these HSD elements were investigated in the laboratory and in situ under offshore conditions at the worlds largest offshore wind farm London Array. During the offshore tests thorough measurements were performed which metered the propagation of the hydro sound and the vibrations of the sea floor at various distances and directions. The evaluation of these data led to very promising results concerning underwater noise reduction. This article describes the theory and implementation of the HSD at London Array and focuses on the interpretation of the data from the hydro sound and vibration measurements.

Benedikt Bruns

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differentiation between smokers and non-smokers by breath sound analysis  

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data 16 29 30 34 35 36 37 12 Summary of STEPDISC program for the means of expiration data 38 13 Summary of STEPDISC program for the means of inspiration data 39 14 DISC classification results for 4 variables using the forward expiration... are generated in the larynx and inspiratory sounds are generated partly in the larynx and partly in the alveoli. Martini and Muller [14], on the other hand, believe that the bronchial network of the lungs is responsible for breath sound generation...

Mesibov, Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A proposed system to automatically control audio sound-to-noise levels  

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A PROPOSED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AUDIO SOUND TO NOISE LEVELS A Thesis ~ ]3y GARY 8% NEINAST Submitted to the Graduate Sohool of the Agrioultural and Meohanioal College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree oi' MASTER OP SCIENCE August 1957 Major Sub]eot'f Eleotrioal Engineering A PROPOSED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AUDIO SOUND-TO-NOISE LEVELS k Thesis QARY S. NEINAST Approved as to style and content by& islay a FBNR o 0 ee e epsx' ne...

Neinast, Gary Strickland

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadband low?frequency sound radiator with high?frequency pump resonator.  

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A new type of underwater low?frequency radiator is described. Operation of the radiator is based on the nonlinear conversion of high?frequency acoustic pump energy to low?frequency sound pulsation of the water volume of the open acoustic pump resonator. High?intensity pump waves in the resonator produce cavitation. Water containing bubbles is highly nonlinear (hundreds and even thousands of times more than pure water) and dispersive. Both of these factors and also the use of the pump resonator promote much stronger conversion of pump energy to low?frequency sound in comparison with a parametric radiator. The calculation of the acoustical characteristics is presented.

Dimitri M. Donskoy

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Phase freezeout" in isentropically expanding matter  

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Features of isentropic expansion of warm dense matter (WDM) created by intense energy fluxes (strong shock compression or instant isochoric heating by laser or heavy ions) are under discussion in situation when ($i$) -- thermodynamic trajectory of such expansion crosses binodal of liquid-gas phase transition, and ($ii$) -- expansion within the two-phase region is going along equilibrium branch (not metastable one) of the two-phase mixture isentrope. It is known in the plane case that because of break in the expansion isentrope at binodal point (in $P-V$ plane) i.e. jump of sound velocity in this point, there appears extended zone ("boiling layer") of uniformity in expanding material with constant thermodynamic and kinematic parameters. It corresponds just to the state on this binodal of boiling liquid. The point is that because of self-similarity of such expansion (in plane case) this boiling layer contains finite and fixed part of whole expanding material. This property makes it possible (at least formally) ...

Iosilevskiy, Igor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPOSABLE SIMULATION MODELS AND THEIR FORMAL VALIDATION  

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COMPOSABLE SIMULATION MODELS AND THEIR FORMAL VALIDATION CLAUDIA SZABO B. Eng., "POLITEHNICA and simulation, shared models are reused and as- sembled in various combinations to meet different user strings simplifies and facilitates automated syntactic verification and model discovery and selection. An

Teo, Yong-Meng

389

Testing the Reasoning for Question Answering Validation  

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......de Rijke M, Sacaleanu B, Santos D, Sutcliffe R. Overview...Validation ANSELMO PE AS, LVARO RODRIGO, VALENT N SAMA and FELISA...Sacaleanu (German) and Diana Santos (Portuguese). Special thanks...Rijke, B. Sacaleanu, D. Santos and R. Sutcliffe. Overview......

Anselmo Peas; lvaro Rodrigo; Valentn Sama; Felisa Verdejo

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validating Complex Agent Behavior Scott A. Wallace  

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Behavior by Scott A. Wallace Chair: John E. Laird Developing software agents that replicate human behaviorValidating Complex Agent Behavior by Scott A. Wallace A dissertation submitted in partial) in The University of Michigan 2003 Doctoral Committee: Professor John E. Laird, Chair Associate Professor William P

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Validation and Interactivity of Web API Documentation  

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Validation and Interactivity of Web API Documentation Peter J. Danielsen and Alan Jeffrey Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent Naperville, IL, USA Abstract--Many Web APIs (by which we mean ones using HTTP as the application protocol) do not publish a machine- readable API description (in a language such as WADL or WSDL

Jeffrey, Alan

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RELAP-7 SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION PLAN  

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This INL plan comprehensively describes the software for RELAP-7 and documents the software, interface, and software design requirements for the application. The plan also describes the testing-based software verification and validation (SV&V) processa set of specially designed software models used to test RELAP-7.

Smith, Curtis L [Idaho National Laboratory; Choi, Yong-Joon [Idaho National Laboratory; Zou, Ling [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bowel-sound pattern analysis using wavelets and neural networks with application to long-term, unsupervised, gastrointestinal motility monitoring  

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This work focuses on the implementation of an autonomous system appropriate for long-term, unsupervised monitoring of bowel sounds, captured by means of abdominal surface vibrations. The autonomous intestinal motility analysis system (AIMAS) promises ... Keywords: Abdominal vibration, Bioacoustics, Bowel sounds, Multi-layer perceptron, Neural network, Pattern classification, Pattern recognition, Wavelet

C. Dimoulas; G. Kalliris; G. Papanikolaou; V. Petridis; A. Kalampakas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Platform-Independent Implementation of 3D-Sound Computer Interface Icons for Subjects with Visual Impairments  

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Platform-Independent Implementation of 3D-Sound Computer Interface Icons for Subjects with Visual to the icons of a computer interface in order to assist visually impaired individuals during icon location and selection. In this enhanced system, icons have 3D sound properties, in addition to their graphical

Barreto, Armando

395

Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration due to the Separated Shear Layer in Backward-Facing Step  

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Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration due to the Separated Shear Layer in Backward-Facing Step of the author. #12;ii Supervisory Committee Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration due to Separated Shear Layer to other equipment. Thus, vibration of the paper sheet and turbulent flow that emerged from a planar curved

Victoria, University of

396

Wind turbine sound predictionThe consequence of getting it wrong  

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The application to permit a wind turbine power development usually involves submission of a prediction for the sound level that will occur at residences schools places of worship and elsewhere people gather for restorative rest. This paper uses the example of a wind power development and follows iterations taken to finalize the sound level prediction. The paper provides quantitative information collected since the start up of the wind power development on measured sound levels and octave band distribution; and qualitative observations on the special characteristics of the sound. Actual observations are compared to the predictions. More importantly the paper reviews the consequences self-reported in qualitative interviews by citizens living with the changed environment after four years of operation of the wind power development. Reported impacts included difficulty sleeping loss of jobs and changes to social relationships caregiving pursuit of hobbies leisure learning and overall health. Changes in measured health outcomes are identified. Both the quantitative and qualitative findings justify revision of the permitting process.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive acoustic monitoring of biological and anthropogenic sounds at Americas first offshore wind farm  

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Cape Wind situated in Nantucket Sound Massachusetts is poised to become Americas first offshore windfarm. Our objective is to establish baseline (pre-construction) sound levels of human and biological activity including diel and seasonal variability of various sound types at the construction site and three nearby comparison sites. Acoustic recorders have been deployed since April 2012 recording on a 10% duty cycle (sample rate: 80 kHz). Biological contributions to the local soundscape are primarily fish sounds with the dominant signal likely being cusk eel (Family Ophidiidae) calls. These calls which are composed of stereotyped pulses with an average bout duration of 3.3 0.8 s and mean peak frequency of 1030 200 Hz show both seasonal and diel variation. Dense choruses were detected during summer (July) but limited activity occurred in the fall and winter. During vocal periods detections occurred throughout the day but peaked near dusk. Vessel traffic also showed diel and seasonal trends with peaks during the daytime and in the summer which indicates that boat activity can be tracked acoustically. These trends in biological and anthropogenic activity provide key baseline records for evaluating the influence of windfarm construction and operation on a local US soundscape.

T. Aran Mooney; Maxwell B. Kaplan; Luca Lamoni; Aimee Boucher; Laela S. Sayigh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES  

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DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES burdens of wind turbines. To detect damage of rotor blades, several research projects focus on an acoustic, rotor blade, wind turbine INTRODUCTION There are several publications of non destructive damage

Boyer, Edmond

399

Design of Electric or Hybrid vehicle alert sound system for pedestrian  

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Design of Electric or Hybrid vehicle alert sound system for pedestrian J.-C. Chamard and V, France 1691 #12;The arrival of fully or hybrid electric vehicles raised safety problems respect the environment to warn of his approach. However, hybrid and electric vehicles can potentially be dangerous

Boyer, Edmond

400

Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front  

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Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front J. M Boltzmann model to simulating non-linear propagative acoustic waves is considered. The lattice Boltzmann propagation at highReynolds numberis considered. These results suggest that the lattice Boltzmann model

Boyer, Edmond

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Compression of felt?type thermal insulation layer for underfloor heating system and floor impact sound  

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In Korea almost every house uses underfloor heating which has advantages of thermal comfort and energy efficiency. However when it is constructed for high?rise apartment houses it yields a problem in floor impact sound insulation. It accounts for the fact that a foam?type thermal insulator sandwiched between structural slab and heating floor functions as a spring and easily transmits impacts on the floor to the slab. In that case the system's transmissibility is determined by dynamic stiffness of the thermal insulation layer and the lower the dynamic stiffness is the more the floor impact is isolated. For that reason apartments construction companies are attempting to lower the dynamic stiffness of the thermal insulation layer for impact sound reduction. As part of the attempt felt?type materials with relatively low dynamic stiffness such as glass wool or polyester felt are considered as a substitution for the foam?type thermal insulator. However there is a possibility that compression of the felt?type materials would increase the dynamic stiffness and the impact sound insulation effect at early stage might be weakened in the long term. This paper investigates the correlation between gradual compression of the felt?type thermal insulation layer and the impact sound variation.

Tongjun Cho; Hyun?Min Kim

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Author's personal copy Broadband flow-induced sound control using plasma actuators  

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ionization the plasma actuators generate weakly ionized atmospheric plasma that consists of charged particlesAuthor's personal copy Broadband flow-induced sound control using plasma actuators Xun Huang a Editor: L.G. Tham Available online 9 February 2010 a b s t r a c t Plasma actuators were used

Huang, Xun

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Continuous assessment of the unpleasantness of a sound short title: continuous assessment  

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). Another device, developed by Weber [29], combined the two previous scales: the listener assessed different ways. Long duration sounds were presented to listeners who had to continuously assess) 469-476" #12;Geissner 1 Introduction Over the past forty years, most of listening test experiments

Boyer, Edmond

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Influences of offshore environmental conditions on wind shear profile parameters in Nantucket Sound  

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Influences of offshore environmental conditions on wind shear profile parameters in Nantucket Sound@ecs.umass.edu ABSTRACT Simultaneous wind resource and oceanographic data are available from an offshore monitoring tower how oceanographic data can be used to aid offshore wind resource assessment evaluations. This study

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

405

Behavioral reactions of cod and sole to playback of pile driving sound.  

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The effect of anthropogenic underwater sound on fish has become an important environmental issue. Pile?driving noise during construction is of particular concern as the very high sound pressure levels could potentially prevent fish from reaching breeding or spawning sites finding food and acoustically locating mates. This could result in long?term effects on reproduction and populationparameters. Additionally avoidance reactions might result in displacement away from potential fishing grounds and lead to reduced catches. However reaction thresholds and therefore the impacts of pile driving on the behavior of fish are completely unknown. Pile?driving noise was played back to cod and sole held in two large (40 m) net pens located in a quiet bay. Movements of the fish were analyzed using a novel acoustic tracking system. Received sound pressure level and particle motion were measured during the experiments. The results show significant movement responses to the pile?driving stimulus in both species at relatively low received sound pressure levels. This might indicate a rather large area of avoidance during real pile?driving operations. The results of the study have important implications on regulatory advice and the implementation of mitigation measures in the construction of offshore wind farms.

Christina Mueller?Blenkle; Andrew B. Gill; Peter K. McGregor; Julian Metcalfe; Victoria Bendall; Daniel Wood; Mathias H. Andersson; Peter Sigray; Frank Thomsen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concepts for Wind Turbine Sound Mitigation Page 1 of 16 AWEA Windpower 2013  

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influenced by turbine operational parameters such as rotational speed and blade pitch angle as well as wind turbine source noise mitigation techniques as well as how these technologies and turbine operation canConcepts for Wind Turbine Sound Mitigation Page 1 of 16 AWEA Windpower 2013 Chicago, IL May 6

McCalley, James D.

407

Interpretation of transient electromagnetic soundings over three-dimensional structures for the central-loop configuration  

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......studying potential repositories of nuclear waste, and for mapping...by hazardous waste. It is also...sounding method in plan view and earth...shall first review 1-Dinterpretational...in terms of standard errors and when...1982. A review of time-domain......

Gregory A. Newman; Walter L. Anderson; Gerald W. Hohmann

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Bragg's role in the development of sound-ranging in World War I  

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...committee of three, experts on artillery, electricity and topography, to evaluate what the...officer who knew something about sound and electricity to put the method into operation. Would...shot would issue the order to fire by wireless. When this order was received at the...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1997) 202(2), 203218 SEMI-ACTIVE CONTROL OF FRICTION  

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1997) 202(2), 203­218 SEMI-ACTIVE CONTROL OF FRICTION DAMPERS P, U.S.A. (Received 22 January 1996, and in final form 21 October 1996) Semi-active control of friction dampers has been proposed to improve the energy dissipation characteristics of passive friction dampers

Dupont, Pierre

410

Sound Synthesis and Musical Composition by Physical Modelling of Self-Sustained Oscillating  

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Sound Synthesis and Musical Composition by Physical Modelling of Self-Sustained Oscillating environment GENESIS on self-sustained oscillating structures models. Based on the mass-interaction CORDIS the analysis of real self-sustained instruments like bowed strings or woodwinds, our aim is to develop generic

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

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SoundFLEX: Designing Audio to Guide Interactions with Shape-Retaining Deformable Interfaces  

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Shape-retaining freely-deformable interfaces can take innumerable distinct shapes, and creating specific target configurations can be a challenge. In this paper, we investigate how audio can guide a user in this process, through the use of either musical ... Keywords: audio feedback, deformable interfaces, multimodal interaction, shape-retaining interfaces, sonic interaction, sound design

Koray Tahiro?lu, Thomas Svedstrm, Valtteri Wikstrm, Simon Overstall, Johan Kildal, Teemu Ahmaniemi

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mining Massive Archives of Mice Sounds with Symbolized Representations Jesin Zakaria1  

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Mining Massive Archives of Mice Sounds with Symbolized Representations Jesin Zakaria1 Sarah that the time is ripe for archives of mice songs to fall into the purview of data mining. We show a novel technique for mining mice vocalizations directly in the visual (spectrogram) space that practitioners

Zordan, Victor

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Acoustic conversion of heat to sound at mid?audio frequencies  

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A thermoacoustic prime mover was developed for conversion of heat to sound that is then directly converted to electricity. The acoustic device consists of a 2.7?kHz quarter?wave resonator with a stack of random material between a hot heat exchanger and a cold heat exchanger. It is loaded by a cavity that couples the sound to a piezoelectric device for generation of electrical power. Optimization of this device for energy conversion was based on studies of heat injection temperature difference threshold for onset of oscillation heat flow in the device quality factor Q of the resonator response time to heat input and sound power output. Parameters for optimization included different mesh sizes for the heat exchangers given stack filling factors and levels of positive feedback from the acoustic cavity. Response time to heat injection was lowered by coupling the heat source directly to the hot heat exchanger. Device efficiency was doubled by reducing heat losses along the supporting structure of the stack. Temperature differences for oscillation were as low as 50C and sound levels of 130 dB were achieved. Thus device performance was enhanced substantially by optimizing geometric factors.

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Drilling and operational sounds from an oil production island in the ice-covered Beaufort Sea  

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Recordings of sounds underwater and in air and of iceborne vibrations were obtained at Northstar Island an artificial gravel island in the Beaufort Sea near Prudhoe Bay (Alaska). The aim was to document the levels characteristics and range dependence of sounds and vibrations produced by drilling and oil production during the winter when the island was surrounded by shore-fast ice. Drilling produced the highest underwater broadband (1010?000 Hz) levels (maximum=124 dB re: 1 ?Pa at 1 km) and mainly affected 7001400 Hz frequencies. In contrast drilling did not increase broadband levels in air or ice relative to levels during other island activities. Production did not increase broadband levels for any of the sensors. In all media broadband levels decreased by ?20 dB/tenfold change in distance. Background levels underwater were reached by 9.4 km during drilling and 34 km without. In the air and ice background levels were reached 510 km and 210 km from Northstar respectively depending on the wind but irrespective of drilling. A comparison of the recorded sounds with harbor and ringed seal audiograms showed that Northstar sounds were probably audible to seals at least intermittently out to ?1.5 km in water and ?5 km in air.

Susanna B. Blackwell; Charles R. Greene Jr.; W. John Richardson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of oil industry dredge and drilling sounds in the Beaufort Sea  

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As part of a general study of underwater industrial noises and their effects on bowhead whales sounds from drilling and dredging operations were measured in the shallow waters (drilling drilling at a caisson?retained island transfer dredges and hopper dredges. Results are presented in spectrum graphs as sound pressure levels in third?octave and octave bands and as overall levels in the 20? to 1000?Hz band. Most energy from these sources was below 1000 Hz. The weakest drilling/dredging soundsmeasured came from a drillship performing logging operations (122125 dB r e:1 ?Pa 201000 Hz range 0.17 km). The strongest sounds came from a hopper dredge underway with a damaged propeller (150 dB range 0.46 km). Measured data were used to derive regression equations for received sound level versus range. In these shallow waters the overall noise (20? to 1000?Hz band) from most drilling and dredging operations would be at levels below the median ambient noise (99 dB) at ranges greater than 30 km.

Charles R. Greene Jr.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1998) 215(5), 10651099 Article No. sv981634  

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Journal of Sound and Vibration (1998) 215(5), 1065­1099 Article No. sv981634 THE EFFECTS OF IMPERFECTIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SUBHARMONIC VIBRATION ABSORBER SYSTEM C.-P. CHAO AND S. W. SHAW of centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers (CPVAs) that is very effective at reducing torsional vibration levels

Shaw, Steven W.

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 propagation model. The time-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its.apacoust.2013.07.015 #12;Part 1, the presentation and evaluation of the Transmission Line Matrix method showed

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1. Puget Sound Rivers and Salmon Recovery David R. Montgomery, Derek B. Booth, and Susan Bolton  

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and streams and therefore aquatic ecosystems. Factors influencing salmon abundance are often general- ized A symposium on Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers at the spring 2000 meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration's Northwest chapter pre- sented an opportunity to synthesize regional expertise on river

Montgomery, David R.

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

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

Sea?Moon Kim; Yang?Hann Kim

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of ICONS 2002. International Conference on Sonar Sensors and Systems. SOUND FROM A LIGHT AIRCRAFT  

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in all three media. A technique has been developed for measuring the low-frequency sound speed A LIGHT AIRCRAFT FOR UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS APPLICATIONS Michael J. Buckingham, Eric M. Giddens, Fernando the coast, north of La Jolla, southern California, USA, in which a single-engine, propeller-driven light

Buckingham, Michael

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Quantum Spin Hall Phases  

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......even it is called the weak topological in- sulator (WTI). The STI and WTI correspond to the QSH and I phases, respectively...are used to distinguish various phases in the STI or WTI phases, and each phase can be associated with a mod......

Shuichi Murakami

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tidal Residual Eddies and their Effect on Water Exchange in Puget Sound  

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Tidal residual eddies are one of the important hydrodynamic features in tidally dominant estuaries and coastal bays, and they could have significant effects on water exchange in a tidal system. This paper presents a modeling study of tides and tidal residual eddies in Puget Sound, a tidally dominant fjord-like estuary in the Pacific Northwest coast, using a three-dimensional finite-volume coastal ocean model. Mechanisms of vorticity generation and asymmetric distribution patterns around an island/headland were analyzed using the dynamic vorticity transfer approach and numerical experiments. Model results of Puget Sound show that a number of large twin tidal residual eddies exist in the Admiralty Inlet because of the presence of major headlands in the inlet. Simulated residual vorticities near the major headlands indicate that the clockwise tidal residual eddy (negative vorticity) is generally stronger than the anticlockwise eddy (positive vorticity) because of the effect of Coriolis force. The effect of tidal residual eddies on water exchange in Puget Sound and its sub-basins were evaluated by simulations of dye transport. It was found that the strong transverse variability of residual currents in the Admiralty Inlet results in a dominant seaward transport along the eastern shore and a dominant landward transport along the western shore of the Inlet. A similar transport pattern in Hood Canal is caused by the presence of tidal residual eddies near the entrance of the canal. Model results show that tidal residual currents in Whidbey Basin are small in comparison to other sub-basins. A large clockwise residual circulation is formed around Vashon Island near entrance of South Sound, which can potentially constrain the water exchange between the Central Basin and South Sound.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Wang, Taiping

2013-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase II Final Scientific/Technical Report  

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The Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) one of seven regional partnerships sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) carried out five field pilot tests in its Phase II Carbon Sequestration Demonstration effort, to validate the most promising sequestration technologies and infrastructure concepts, including three geologic pilot tests and two terrestrial pilot programs. This field testing demonstrated the efficacy of proposed sequestration technologies to reduce or offset greenhouse gas emissions in the region. Risk mitigation, optimization of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) protocols, and effective outreach and communication were additional critical goals of these field validation tests. The program included geologic pilot tests located in Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and a region-wide terrestrial analysis. Each geologic sequestration test site was intended to include injection of a minimum of ~75,000 tons/year CO{sub 2}, with minimum injection duration of one year. These pilots represent medium- scale validation tests in sinks that host capacity for possible larger-scale sequestration operations in the future. These validation tests also demonstrated a broad variety of carbon sink targets and multiple value-added benefits, including testing of enhanced oil recovery and sequestration, enhanced coalbed methane production and a geologic sequestration test combined with a local terrestrial sequestration pilot. A regional terrestrial sequestration demonstration was also carried out, with a focus on improved terrestrial MVA methods and reporting approaches specific for the Southwest region.

Grigg, Reid; McPherson, Brian; Lee, Rober

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase Identification in Distribution Networks with Micro-Synchrophasors  

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This paper proposes a novel phase identification method for distribution networks where phases can be severely unbalanced and insufficiently labeled. The analysis approach draws on data from high-precision phasor measurement units (micro-synchrophasors or uPMUs) for distribution systems. A key fact is that time-series voltage phasors taken from a distribution network show specific patterns regarding connected phases at measurement points. The algorithm is based on analyzing crosscorrelations over voltage magnitudes along with phase angle differences on two candidate phases to be matched. If two measurement points are on the same phase, large positive voltage magnitude correlations and small voltage angle differences should be observed. The algorithm is initially validated using the IEEE 13-bus model, and subsequently with actual uPMU measurements on a 12-kV feeder.

Wen, Miles H F; von Meier, Alexandra; Poolla, Kameshwar; Li, Victor O K

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Validation Holdings, PROVE, June 2001  

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PROVE Data and Images Released PROVE Data and Images Released Data and images are now available from the Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE), a field campaign conducted in May 1997 at the Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Jornada Experimental Range is an expansive plateau on the Chihuahuan Desert and hosts a complex mosaic of grasses and shrubs that were characterized during PROVE. PROVE researchers collected land and atmospheric measurements for use in validating data from Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites. Measurements included surface reflectance, surface temperature, albedo, and leaf area index, among other parameters. We anticipate that additional data associated with papers published in a recent special issue of Remote Sensing of the Environment (October 2000) will be registered in the ORNL

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Task 3 - RMC method validation project report  

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The EPRI Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance Project Task 3 uses utility data to validate the RCM process for maintenance in substations. At BPA, this project was used to validate the RCM method for a preventive maintenance program for substations. This project was performed by an RCM technical team and all maintenance personnel at the Chemawa Maintenance District Headquarters. The system chosen for, this project involved four transmission lines that feeds 230 kV Santiam Substation. This report explains the process for the system approach-used for the Santiam project and a summary of the results. The current preventive maintenance program is primarily based on time. The RCM approach for a preventive maintenance program realized significant savings.

Sarkinen, R.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, WA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of Hadronic Models in GEANT4  

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Geant4 is a software toolkit for the simulation of the passage of particles through matter. It has abundant hadronic models from thermal neutron interactions to ultra relativistic hadrons. An overview of validations in Geant4 hadronic physics is presented based on thin target measurements. In most cases, good agreement is available between Monte Carlo prediction and experimental data; however, several problems have been detected which require some improvement in the models.

Koi, Tatsumi; Wright, Dennis H.; /SLAC; Folger, Gunter; Ivanchenko, Vladimir; Kossov, Mikhail; Starkov, Nikolai; /CERN; Heikkinen, Aatos; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Truscott,; Lei, Fan; /QinetiQ; Wellisch, Hans-Peter

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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PV array simulator development and validation.  

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The ability to harvest all available energy from a photovoltaic (PV) array is essential if new system developments are to meet levelized cost of energy targets and achieve grid parity with conventional centralized utility power. Therefore, exercising maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms, dynamic irradiance condition operation and startup and shutdown routines and evaluating inverter performance with various PV module fill-factor characteristics must be performed with a repeatable, reliable PV source. Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with Ametek Programmable Power to develop and demonstrate a multi-port TerraSAS PV array simulator. The simulator will replicate challenging PV module profiles, enabling the evaluation of inverter performance through analyses of the parameters listed above. Energy harvest algorithms have traditionally implemented methods that successfully utilize available energy. However, the quantification of energy capture has always been difficult to conduct, specifically when characterizing the inverter performance under non-reproducible dynamic irradiance conditions. Theoretical models of the MPPT algorithms can simulate capture effectiveness, but full validation requires a DC source with representative field effects. The DC source being developed by Ametek and validated by Sandia is a fully integrated system that can simulate an IV curve from the Solar Advisor Model (SAM) module data base. The PV simulator allows the user to change the fill factor by programming the maximum power point voltage and current parameters and the open circuit voltage and short circuit current. The integrated PV simulator can incorporate captured irradiance and module temperature data files for playback, and scripted profiles can be generated to validate new emerging hardware embedded with existing and evolving MPPT algorithms. Since the simulator has multiple independent outputs, it also has the flexibility to evaluate an inverter with multiple MPPT DC inputs. The flexibility of the PV simulator enables the validation of the inverter's capability to handle vastly different array configurations.

Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Gonzalez, Sigifredo; Lucca, Roberto (Ametek Programmable Power, San Diego, CA); Deuel, Don (Ametek Programmable Power, San Diego, CA)

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and validation of the SWIFT model  

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A number of tests have been performed, under controlled conditions, with the SWIFT model in order to complete its quality-assurance records. Some of these tests verify the numerical algorithms employed by the code implementation through comparison with analytical data. Other tests validate the processes addressed by the model through comparison with field data. These tests show good agreement between SWIFT and the reference data. In this paper several of the tests are highlighted. 10 references, 6 figures, 2 tables.

Ward, D.S.; Reeves, M.; Duda, L.E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects  

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Verification and Validation of TMAP7  

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The Tritium Migration Analysis Program, Version 7 (TMAP7) code is an update of TMAP4, an earlier version that was verified and validated in support of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) program and of the intermediate version TMAP2000. It has undergone several revisions. The current one includes radioactive decay, multiple trap capability, more realistic treatment of heteronuclear molecular formation at surfaces, processes that involve surface-only species, and a number of other improvements. Prior to code utilization, it needed to be verified and validated to ensure that the code is performing as it was intended and that its predictions are consistent with physical reality. To that end, the demonstration and comparison problems cited here show that the code results agree with analytical solutions for select problems where analytical solutions are straightforward or with results from other verified and validated codes, and that actual experimental results can be accurately replicated using reasonable models with this code. These results and their documentation in this report are necessary steps in the qualification of TMAP7 for its intended service.

James Ambrosek; James Ambrosek

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and Validation of TMAP7  

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The Tritium Migration Analysis Program, Version 7 (TMAP7) code is an update of TMAP4, an earlier version that was verified and validated in support of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) program and of the intermediate version TMAP2000. It has undergone several revisions. The current one includes radioactive decay, multiple trap capability, more realistic treatment of heteronuclear molecular formation at surfaces, processes that involve surface-only species, and a number of other improvements. Prior to code utilization, it needed to be verified and validated to ensure that the code is performing as it was intended and that its predictions are consistent with physical reality. To that end, the demonstration and comparison problems cited here show that the code results agree with analytical solutions for select problems where analytical solutions are straightforward or with results from other verified and validated codes, and that actual experimental results can be accurately replicated using reasonable models with this code. These results and their documentation in this report are necessary steps in the qualification of TMAP7 for its intended service.

James Ambrosek; James Ambrosek

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Casati Dokic Philosophy of Sound (1994) Chapter 3 1/ 15 To quote this text: R.Casati, J. Dokic, 1994, La  

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Casati Dokic Philosophy of Sound (1994) Chapter 3 1/ 15 To quote this text: R.Casati, J. Dokic, 1994, La philosophie du son. Nîmes: Jacqueline Chambon. English translation 2009. 3. SOUND AND EVENTS The philosophical analysis of sound comes up against general problems of metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy

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Sound insulation in buildings: linking theory and University of Liverpool, School of Architecture, Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN Liverpool, UK  

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Sound insulation in buildings: linking theory and practice C. Hopkins University of Liverpool at the design stage. As the sound insulation in-situ is determined by both direct and flanking transmission. With increasing emphasis on the importance of sound insulation at low-frequencies, indications are given on how

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Structures of resonators in a cavity for improving a sound insulation of a thin double-leaf panel  

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The specific acoustic problem of a double-leaf panel is a less sound insulation caused by a mass-air-mass resonance. For improving the sound insulation many studies have suggested Helmholtz resonators in the cavity which are tuned at the resonant frequency. They have measured and analyzed this problem of double-walls spaced with 100 mm thickness of air gap. They have suggested that the resonators improve the sound insulation to the resonant transmission and discussed its optimization for a gain by the resonators and structures set in the cavity. But it is unclear that those results can apply to sound insulation by a double grassing with 5 mm thickness of air gap which is often seen even as a thermal insulated window and whose air gap is quite thinner than that of the walls. Then this study measured effects of various resonators in the cavity for improving the sound insulation of thin double-leaf panels and discusses effects of structures and perforation ratio to the sound insulation. Moreover for analyzing the effects of resonators this study discusses measured results with theoretical studies of sound absorption models for resonators.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validating the Melusine Gamma Spectroscopy Tool  

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This technical report describes testing to evaluate the gamma spectroscopy tool, Melusine, under development by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The goal was to verify that the software can successfully be used to provide accurate results and statistical uncertainties for the detection of isotopes of interest and their activities. Of special interest were spectra similar to those produced by radionuclide stations that contribute to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organizations International Monitoring System. Two data sets were used to test Melusines capabilities. The first was the result of a multi-lab calibration effort based on neutron activations produced at the University of California at Davis. The second was taken from the Proficiency Test Exercises conducted by the CTBTO directly in 2005. In 37 of 42 cases, Melusine produced results in agreement with the best answer presently available, in most cases with calculated uncertainties comparable to or better than competing analyses. In fact, Melusine technically provided one more result than CTBTOs PTE analyses that agreed with the book answer (Monte Carlo simulation). Despite these promising results, the Melusine software is still under development. Effort is especially needed to simplify its analysis process, improve stability, and provide user documentation. Some significant analysis tasks require further vetting, such as those to address summing effects. However, our test results indicate that Melusines calculations as presently implemented are sound and can be used to reliably analyze spectra from the CTBTOs radionuclide stations.

Erikson, Luke E.; Keillor, Martin E.; Stavenger, Timothy J.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A knowledge-driven approach to cluster validity assessment  

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......other APPLICATIONS NOTE Gene expression A knowledge-driven approach to cluster validity...cluster validity based on similarity knowledge extracted from the Gene Ontology. Availability...The automated integration of background knowledge is fundamental to support the generation......

Nadia Bolshakova; Francisco Azuaje; Pdraig Cunningham

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Research Institute Validation Test House Site Handbook  

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The Validation Test House at the Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, Colorado, is being used to collect performance data for analysis/design tool validation as part of the DOE Passive Solar Class A Performance Evaluation Program.

Burch, J.; Wortman, D.; Judkoff, R.; Hunn, B.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid deterioration of sound level benefits for quieter pavements in Washington state based on the on?board sound intensity method.  

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This paper provides detailed descriptions of the three test sections of quieter pavement evaluated by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) using the on?board sound intensity (OBSI) method and the unique deterioration of those pavements. Within 6 months of installation OBSI for the test sections were not audibly lower than the control sections. OBSI is the predominant metric used to evaluate the success of quieter pavements in Washington State. Monthly OBSI measurements describe the seasonal variability in measuredsound levels and highlight more rapid general sound level increases in the test pavements relative to the control. Asphalt mix compositions and installation procedures used in Washington were similar or identical to those used in southern states where the same pavements have been successful. Challenges to the success of all pavements in Washington State include studded tires frequent freeze?thaw cycles and cool summers that encourage lower surface temperatures during installation than in southern states. These challenges are particularly significant for open?graded friction course OGFC pavements as evidenced by spikes in OBSI measurements following seasonal weather events. Parallels between OBSI measurements and structural durability measurements are described in detail.

Tim Sexton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-Transfer Catalysts  

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In previous chapters we learned that a phase-transfer catalyst must have two particular chemical functions to be successful, that is, it must rapidly transfer one of the reactant species into the normal phase ...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HYPERSONIC INVESTIGATION OF THE A -T y p E PHASE TRANSITION IN AMMONIUM-CHLORIDE M. GROSS -D. GERLICH -and S. SZAPIRO  

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HYPERSONIC INVESTIGATION OF THE A - T y p E PHASE TRANSITION IN AMMONIUM-CHLORIDE M. GROSS - D method.The hypersonic sound velocities and elastic constants have been measured in the immediate vicinity measurements. The difference between the present hypersonic measurement and previous ultrasonic results

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Piecewise Linear Phase Transitions  

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It is shown how simple assumptions lead to piecewise linear behavior, which is observed in certain phase transitions.

Joseph B. Keller

2007-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Private Sector Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind  

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Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind the Promising Company Solyndra's great promise and innovative technologies were widely recognized and highly valued by a wide range of very sophisticated private investors. In its S-1 Form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2009, Solyndra detailed more than $961 million of private capital that investors had put on the line after conducting their own independent assessments of the company. The list is below: Affiliates of Artis Capital Management, L.P.: $44 million Affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (Fixed Income) LLC: $2.07 million Argonaut Ventures I, L.L.C.: $270.658 million CMEA Ventures VI, L.P.: $17.666 million CMEA Ventures VII, L.P.: $10 million

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup  

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Sound management practices and safe, efficient IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. The additional cleanup, scheduled for completion in spring 2012, is part of the Idaho site's broader work to accelerate legacy waste removal in 5.69 acres of a disposal area, a cleanup project that protects the Snake River Plain Aquifer. Recovery Act workers with CH2M-WG Idaho, the Idaho site's main cleanup

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A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding | Open Energy  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: In view of recent extensive investigation of shallow resistivity structure for active fault studies and geothermal exploration, we developed a portable magnetotelluric (MT) system for the extremely low frequency (ELF) range. The system aims primarily at making real-time analyses of MT data at the so-called Schumann resonance frequencies of ~ 8, 14 and 20 Hz.

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor  

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor Figure 3: Ratio of MWR TCWV to radiosonde derived TCWV, and the solar zenith angle at the radiosonde launch time (black dots). The dry bias observed in sonde TCWV values is mainly attributable to a dry RH bias near the surface The red dots show the 1000 hPa RH correction factors suggested by Voemel et al for sondes launched near noon (10-30 degree solar zenith angle), and at night time (90 degree zenith angle). The green line shows a modified RH correction factor which is a function of the solar zenith angle. ● During the day-time, the TCWV bias is significantly smaller when the zenith angle correction is applied than when no correction, or only the Crad and Ccal corrections are applied.

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Difference between zero- and first-sound propagation in solid Kr  

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We point out that the zero-sound-first-sound difference in solid rare gases is a very sensitive probe of the phonon self-energy. Recent advances in our knowledge of the interatomic potentials of these solids have enabled us to remove much of the ambiguity from this source and hence focus directly on the influence of different model self-energies. We have investigated the approximations of Koehler and Goldman, Horton, and Klein using a self-consistent harmonic basis with no explicit inclusion of hard-core effects. We find that the previously unexplained experimental result for solid Kr near melting, that C44 as measured by neutron scattering is 12% greater than obtained from Brillouim scattering, lies between the predictions of these two approximations.

V. V. Goldman and Michael L. Klein

1975-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Attenuation of low?frequency sound in the Northeast Pacific Ocean  

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Long?range propagation losses were measured at frequencies from 0.025 to 0.8 kHz to the north and south of a receiver at 46?N 14330?W in the Northeast Pacific. To the south of the station the attenuation losses experienced a pronounced minimum near 50 Hz and approached the one?half Thorp value at 0.8 kHz. An examination of the behavior of the attenuation coefficient as a function of range indicated that a range of at least 700 km would be required to make meaningful measurements of attenuation in this area. To the north of the receiving station focusing of the sound due to a rapidly shallowing sound channel prevented reliable measurement of the attenuation coefficient at any range.

R. K. Chow; R. G. Turner

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Planck Scale Induced Speed of Sound in a Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensate  

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In the present work, we analyze the corrections caused by an anomalous dispersion relation, suggested in several quantum gravity models, upon the speed of sound in a weakly interacting Bose--Einstein Condensate, trapped in a potential of the form $V(r)\\sim r^{2}$. We show that the corresponding ground state energy and consequently, the associated speed of sound, present corrections respect to the usual case, which may be used to explore the sensitivity to Planck--scale effects on these relevant properties associated with the condensate. Indeed, we stress that this type of macroscopic bodies may be more sensitive, under certain conditions, to Planck--scale manifestations than its constituents. In addition, we prove that the inclusion of a trapping potential, together with many--body contributions, improves the sensitivity to Planck--scale signals, compared to the homogeneous system.

E. Castellanos; J. I. Rivas; V. Domnguez-Rocha

2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

450

MHK Projects/Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project | Open Energy  

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Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.1674,"lon":-72.218,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

451

Microscopic theory of sound propagation in the superfluid {sup 3}He-aerogel system  

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We present a theory of sound propagation in superfluid {sup 3}He confined in aerogel, taking dragged aerogel motion into account. The superfluid dynamics coupled with the aerogel motion is formulated by use of the Keldysh Green's function for weak-coupling superfluid Fermi liquid. We apply the theory to the hydrodynamic regime and calculate the attenuation of a hydrodynamic longitudinal sound mode, the so-called fast mode. The result is compared to the acoustic experiment reported by the Northwestern University group [R. Nomura, G. Gervais, T. M. Haard, Y. Lee, N. Mulders, and W. P. Halperin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4325 (2000); G. Gervais, R. Nomura, T. M. Haard, Y. Lee, N. Mulders, and W. P. Halperin, J. Low Temp. Phys. 122, 1 (2001)]. We find reasonable agreement between the theory and the experiment.

Higashitani, S.; Miura, M.; Yamamoto, M.; Nagai, K. [Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-7-1, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8521 (Japan)

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

How to Validate Traffic Generators? Sandor Molnar1  

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

Molnár, Sándor

453

Development and Validation of a Two-phase, Three-dimensional Model for PEM Fuel Cells  

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Presented at the Department of Energy Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff Meeting, September 1 October 1, 2009

454

CFD-DEM modelling of two-phase pneumatic conveying with experimental validation.  

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A wide range of industrial processes involve multiphase granular flows. These include catalytic reactions in fluidized beds, the pneumatic conveying of raw materials and gas-particle separators. Due to the complex nature ...

Ebrahimi, Mohammadreza

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

455

A validation of the Radiance three-phase simulation method for modeling  

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) or 39% of total US primary energy consumption in 2005. The three largest uses of energy in buildings Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division Building Technology and Urban Technologies Program, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

456

Integrated performance validation facility for KNICS  

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For the application of new digital control and monitoring systems in nuclear power plants (NPPs), it is required to satisfy the proven technology requirements. They should have at least three years of documented, satisfactory service as modules of subsystems in power plant applications similar to that of NPP, or it should have three years of documented, satisfactory service in other plant applications which are similar to the use in NPP (EPRI-URD's first option). However, tlte digital control and monitoring systems developed by Korea Nuclear Instrumentation A Control System (KNICS) R and D Center, due to the nature of the firstly developed system, have had no prior application in any NPPs as well as industrial and fossil power plants. Therefore, well defined program using 'Integrated Performance Validation Facility (IPVF) 'for prototype testing has been prepared to verify their performance, operability and reliability according to EPRI-URD's second option: It has satisfactorily completed a defined program of prototype testing which has been designed to verify its performance. The IPVF for KNICS is being designed to justify that new control systems are proven to meet utility's requirements. The IPVF comprises Virtual Operating Crew (VOC) and Test Commander (TC). Human System Interface (HIS). Evaluation System, and Simulator and Interface System. PLC and DCS developed by KNICS are connected with IPVF. Control logics and HIS of real NPP are implemented in the KNICS PLC and DCS, which are the validation object. Finally. IPVF will be extremely valuable for other activities in addition to the validation of the new control system equipment, including the testing and evaluation of plant control algorithms, personnel training, and support for long-term maintenance of the control systems. (authors)

Kim, D. G.; Choi, J. J.; Choi, M. J.; Choe, I. N. [I and C Engineering Dept., Korea Power Engineering Company, 360-9, Mabuk-Dong, Yongin-Si. Gyeonggi-Do. 446-713 (Korea, Republic of); Gong, Y. H.; Kim, K. H. [KNICS R and D Center, 28-1, Seongju-Dong, Changwon-Si. 641-120 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Multimedia Phase-Spaces  

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Dynamic phase-spaces are suggested as a way of designing and implementing interactive multimedia systems. A dynamic phase-space is a space of properties overlayed with dynamics. The space is decorated with multimedia resources such ... Keywords: catastrophe theory, dynamics, installation, interactive narrative, museums, phase-space

Peter Bgh Andersen

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Sound production by white shrimp (Penaeus setiferus) analysis of another crustacean-like sound from the Gulf of Mexico, and the possible use of passive sonar for dedication and stock assessment of shrimp  

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Sound production by white shrimp (Penaeus setiferus) was studied acoustically and behaviorally. Another crustacean-like signal from the Gulf of Mexico was analyzed, and the use of passive sonar for the detection and stock assessment of shrimp...

Berk, Ilona M.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

459

CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland  

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CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures - a Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland Erkki Hannunkari, IVO Technology Centre In the European Union Energy Progranunes, one of the most significant measures in reducing carbon... dioxides and other emissions is to build additional CHP teclmology. TIris will be implemented with measures to raise the energy efficiency. CHP technology is exceptionally widely used in Finland. At industrial sites, it accounts for more than in any...

Hannunkari, E.

460

The Difficulty of the Heating of Cluster Cooling Flows by Sound Waves and Weak Shocks  

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We investigate heating of the cool core of a galaxy cluster through the dissipation of sound waves and weak shocks excited by the activities of the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). Using a weak shock theory, we show that this heating mechanism alone cannot reproduce observed temperature and density profiles of a cluster, because the dissipation length of the waves is much smaller than the size of the core and thus the wave energy is not distributed to the whole core.

Yutaka Fujita; Takeru Ken Suzuki

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An apparatus to measure fourth sound interactions with helium II in rotation  

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?fember ?femb er Nember Member August 1968 ABSTRACT An Apparatus to 11easure Fourth Sound Interactions with Ilelium II in Rotation (August 1968) Stephen Eller Burrin, B. S. , Stanford University; Directed by: Dr. C. F. Squire and Dr. James Glow Chapter I...: Nathematics. No degree awarded. Stanford University, Stanford, California. September 1963 to June 1966. Naj or: Physics. Bachelor of Science in Physics awarded, June 1966. Professional Ex erience North American Aviation, Autonetics Division. Summer...

Burrin, Stephen Eller

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

GIVS: integrity validation for grid security  

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In recent years, grid computing has been recognised as the next step in the evolution of distributed systems. However, only limited efforts have been made to address the security issues involved in these architectures. Questions like 'What happens if a user of the grid is interested in making the overall computation fail?' are still unanswered. In this paper, we address the problem of granting the correctness of grid computations. We introduce a Grid Integrity Validation Scheme (GIVS) that may reveal the presence of malicious hosts through statistical sampling of computational results. Performance overheads of GIVS strategies are evaluated using statistical models and simulation.

Stefano Zanero; Giuliano Casale

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

WRF-SBM simulations of melting layer structure in mixed-phase precipitation events observed during LPVEx  

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Two mixed-phase precipitation events were observed on 21 September and 20 October 2010 over the southern part of Finland during the Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx). These events have been simulated using the Weather Research and ...

Takamichi Iguchi; Toshihisa Matsui; Wei-Kuo Tao; Alexander P. Khain; Vaughan T. J. Phillips; Chris Kidd; Tristan LEcuyer; Scott A. Braun; Arthur Hou

464

The Equation of State of Water and Seawater as Determined from Sound Velocity Data  

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Using the high?pressure (0 to 1000 bars) sound?velocity measurements of Wilson (1960) an equation of state for PVT properties of water and seawater has been developed based on a modified Tait equation of the form V?V P VP = 1 B+A 1 P+A 2 P 2 in which V is the specific volume at atmospheric pressure VP the specific volume at pressureP and B A 1 and A 2 are functions of temperature and salinity. The equation has been fit with a maximum deviation in compressibility of 0.0110?6 bar?1 for seawater and 0.0210?6 bar?1 for pure water. The data from this equation will yield specific volumes that show the excellent consistency of Ekman's (1908) measurements with the sound data. The results for pure water show a definite shift in Kell and Whalley's (1965) measurements and the superiority of the PVT data generated from the sound data to direct experimental measurements.

Rana A. Fine; Dong Ping Wang

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Low frequency radiation from a (compact) structure with and without sound holes.  

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At long wavelengths a force driven closed elastic structure radiates as a dipole. However this may or may not be the case in the presence of a sound hole. Radiation remains dipole?like when the interior volume behaves as an acoustic fluid coupled to the structure. This is commonly referred to as the sound hole sum rule in musical acoustics [Weinreich (1985)]. However should the interior acoustic volume be uncoupled or simply ignored the radiated field is dominated by a monopole contribution. For example this may occur with mechanically isolated piping systems exposed to the exterior medium. In this situation the monopole or dipole nature of the radiation depends on the effective number of sound holes for example whether the driven system is well connected to the exterior along both the inlet and outlet. Finite element structural?acoustic models are developed and exercised to investigate these systems and issues. In addition a substructuring technique is utilized to account for the potential influences of interior structural complexity.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

The low?frequency radiation and scattering of sound from bubbly mixtures near the sea surface  

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Microbubble plumes are produced when waves break and are convected to depth. What role these microbubble plumes have in the production of sound and the scattering of sound near the sea surface from the low? (20?Hz) to mid? (2?kHz) frequency range? Ocean ambient noise shows a dramatic increase in midfrequency levels when wave breaking occurs. Measurements of scattering from the sea surface have a different characteristic than expected by Bragg scattering from gravity waves i.e. a large zero Doppler component. If microbubbleclouds and plumes with void fractions greater than 0.0001 act as collective resonant oscillators then noise can be produced and scattering can occur with little Doppler shift but ample spread. This hypothesis was based on the theory that the mixture properties determine the radiation and scattering from such a compact region. Experimental results show that the far field radiation of sound from a compact region can be described by monopole volume pulsation beneath a pressure release surface with the natural frequency described by a modified Minneart formula. Scattering measurements from submerged bubble clouds show a significant low frequency scattering. Experimental evidence and theoretical formulations are consistent with collective phenomenon. [Work supported by ONR.

William M. Carey; Ronald A. Roy

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Quench dynamics in SRF cavities: can we locate the quench origin with 2nd sound?  

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A newly developed method of locating quenches in SRF cavities by detecting second-sound waves has been gaining popularity in SRF laboratories. The technique is based on measurements of time delays between the quench as determined by the RF system and arrival of the second-sound wave to the multiple detectors placed around the cavity in superfluid helium. Unlike multi-channel temperature mapping, this approach requires only a few sensors and simple readout electronics; it can be used with SRF cavities of almost arbitrary shape. One of its drawbacks is that being an indirect method it requires one to solve an inverse problem to find the location of a quench. We tried to solve this inverse problem by using a parametric forward model. By analyzing the data we found that the approximation where the second-sound emitter is a near-singular source does not describe the physical system well enough. A time-dependent analysis of the quench process can help us to put forward a more adequate model. We present here our current algorithm to solve the inverse problem and discuss the experimental results.

Maximenko, Yulia; /Moscow, MIPT; Segatskov, Dmitri A.; /Fermilab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

On the stability of long-range sound propagation through a structured ocean  

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Several acoustic experiments show a surprising degree of stability in wave fronts propagating over multi-megameter ranges through the ocean's sound channel despite the presence of random-like, sound speed fluctuations. Previous works have pointed out the existence of chaos in simplified ray models incorporating structure inspired by the true ocean environment. A ``predictability horizon'' has been introduced beyond which stable wave fronts cease to exist and point-wise, detailed comparisons between even the most sophisticated models and experiment may be limited for fundamental reasons. We find, by applying one of the simplified models, that for finite ranges, the fluctuations of the ray stabilities are very broad and consistent with lognormal densities. A fraction of the rays retain a much more stable character than the typical ray. This may be one of several possible mechanisms leading to greater than anticipated sound field stability. The lognormal ray stability density may underlie the recent, experimentally determined, lognormal density of wave field intensities [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 105 (1999) 3202--18].

M. A. Wolfson; S. Tomsovic

2000-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

469

Universal power spectra for acoustic turbulence: Applications to wind waves, 1/f noise, and classical second sound  

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A continuum pumped full of waveenergy at an amplitude sufficiently large so that reversible nonlinearities dominate irreversible linear response becomes waveturbulent. In the limit of high nonlinearity acoustic turbulence and wind waveturbulence accumulate at 1/f and 1/f 5 power spectra respectively. A waveturbulent system can support new propagating energy modes analogous to second sound in superfluid He4. This hyperbolic (nondiffusive) transport could account for the anomalous diffusivity observed in plasma devices and for the difficulties faced in achieving confinement. The key to the understanding of these phenomena is the nonlinearity in the continuum mechanics which leads to three basic effects: (1) scattering of sound by sound to produce waves with sum and difference frequencies; (2) refraction of waves by a slowly varying (inhomogeneous) background; (3) reaction of the background due to changes in the distribution of sound waves. Details of these processes are presented in the framework of the Euler equations.

Seth Putterman; A. Larraza; P. H. Roberts

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Micro arc oxidation and electrophoretic deposition effect on damping and sound transmission characteristics of AZ31B magnesium alloy  

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Micro arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD)...L ST) is improved in the stiffness control stage of the sound transmission verse frequency curve. To the samples by electrophoresis...

Zhi Luo ??; Zhi-yong Hao ???; Bai-ling Jiang ???

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Emphasis of spatial cues in the temporal fine structure during the rising segments of amplitude-modulated sounds  

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...modulation cycle is crucial in complex listening environments: in realistic sound fields...the barn owl contributing to spatial listening in reverberant conditions...were recorded with a whole-head MEG device (Vectorview; Elekta Neuromag) consisting...

Mathias Dietz; Torsten Marquardt; Nelli H. Salminen; David McAlpine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

The effects of mnemonics on letter recognition and letter sound acquisition of at-risk kindergarten students  

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This study examined the effectiveness of embedded picture mnemonic alphabet cards on the acquisition of letter name and letter sound knowledge with at-risk kindergarten students in a rural Texas public school. The study compared student achievement...

White, Teresa

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

Sound strand design : designing mechanical joints to facilitate user interaction within a physical representation of digital music  

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This project involved the mechanical design of a modular musical instrument, named the "Sound Strand." Intended to be attached end-to-end one onto another in order to produce a string of music, each module was constructed ...

Shen, Yan, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

CASL Validation Data: An Initial Review  

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The study aims to establish a comprehensive view of data needed for supporting implementation of the Consortium of Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL). Insights from this review (and its continual refinement), together with other elements developed in CASL, should provide the foundation for developing the CASL Validation Data Plan (VDP). VDP is instrumental to the development and assessment of CASL simulation tools as predictive capability. Most importantly, to be useful for CASL, the VDP must be devised (and agreed upon by all participating stakeholders) with appropriate account for nature of nuclear engineering applications, the availability, types and quality of CASL-related data, and novelty of CASL goals and its approach to the selected challenge problems. The initial review (summarized on the January 2011 report version) discusses a broad range of methodological issues in data review and Validation Data Plan. Such a top-down emphasis in data review is both needed to see a big picture on CASL data and appropriate when the actual data are not available for detailed scrutiny. As the data become available later in 2011, a revision of data review (and regular update) should be performed. It is expected that the basic framework for review laid out in this report will help streamline the CASL data review in a way that most pertinent to CASL VDP.

Nam Dinh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Quality by Design Compliant Analytical Method Validation  

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To lighten the workload, impurities and degradation products could be ranked following a risk analysis such as failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). ... These sources could be valuably selected from a risk analysis such as FMEA performed during the method development phase. ...

E. Rozet; E. Ziemons; R.D. Marini; B. Boulanger; Ph. Hubert

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

476

Evaluating the bonding condition of NASA spray on foam insulation (SOFI) using audio frequency sound absorption measurements  

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The bonding condition of the spray on foam insulation (SOFI) used to insulate the external tank of the NASA space shuttle can be found by using the audio frequency sound absorption coefficient. The ASTM E1050 standard method for sound absorptionmeasurements was used with an open?ended 1?in?diam cast acrylic impedance tube sealed to the SOFI with closed cell PVC foam. Two artificially disbonded locations measuring 1.0 in. by 5.5 in. by 0.0625 in. and 2.0 in. by 8.0 in. by 0.0625 in. were detected by peaks in the sound absorption coefficient spectrum. The peaks in the sound absorptionspectrum between 1000 and 4000 Hz were 25% to 50% higher over disbonded areas when compared to bonded locations. The maximum and minimum sound absorption levels for the foam ranged between approximately 0.1 and 0.3. The entire sample was scanned using the sound absorption peaks as indicators. Samples of 2?in.?thick polystyrene foam were used with different sized defects at different locations in the foam to relate defect size and location to peaks in absorption coeffi?cient spectrum. [Work supported by NASA under Award No. NAG102098.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Structures of resonators in a cavity for improving a sound insulation of a thin double-leaf panel  

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The specific acoustic problem of a double-leaf panel is a less sound insulation caused by a mass-air-mass resonance. For improving the sound insulation many studies have suggested Helmholtz resonators in the cavity which are tuned at the resonant frequency. They have measured and analyzed this problem of double-walls spaced with 100 mm thickness of air gap. They have suggested that the resonators improve the sound insulation to the resonant transmission and discussed its optimization for a gain by the resonators and structures set in the cavity. But it is unclear that those results can apply to sound insulation by a double grassing with 5 mm thickness of air gap which is often seen even as a thermal insulated window and whose air gap is quite thinner than that of the walls. Then this study measured effects of various resonators in the cavity for improving the sound insulation of thin double-leaf panels and discusses effects of structures and perforation ratio to the sound insulation.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Remarkable Sounds  

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... croyet que les mes des hommes sont la tor-mentees de froid."("La Cosmographie universelle,"Basle, 1552, p. 1051.) Against this error Arngrimus lonas writes, but ...

KUMAGUSU MINAKATA

1896-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

479

Sound Sightings  

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...possible to find the cause of a decline in salmon that hatch in the Columbia River, notes Ben Zelinsky of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. Ready to transmit. A biologist implants an acoustic tag into an anesthetized salmon...

Constance Holden

2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

480

Sound science  

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... ubiquity of Apple's iPod, the Internet is now host to a new kind of audio transmission the podcast. Last September, we quietly introduced the Nature Podcast, which ...

2006-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Lighting Program Update: LED Validation Activities  

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DOE Lighting Program Update DOE Lighting Program Update LED Validation Activities Kelly Gordon Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Federal Utility Partnership Working Group April 15, 2010 Providence, RI www.ssl.energy.gov 2 | Solid-State Lighting Program Legislative Mandate The DOE is directed by U.S. government policy (EPACT 2005, Section 912) to: "...support research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities related to advanced solid-state lighting technologies based on white light emitting diodes." DOE Lighting Program www.ssl.energy.gov 3 | Solid-State Lighting Program SSL Energy Saving Potential By 2030: * Potential to cut U.S. lighting electricity use by 25% * Cumulative energy savings: $120 billion * Annual energy savings equivalent to:

482

The MAX facility for CFD code validation  

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ANL has recently completed construction of a fluid dynamics test facility devised to provide validation data for CFD simulation tools used to evaluate various aspects of nuclear power plant design and safety. Experiments with the facility involve mixing air jets within a 1x1x1.7m long glass tank at atmospheric pressure. A particle image velocimetry system measures flow velocity and turbulence quantities within the tank while a high-speed infrared camera records temperatures across the tank lid. The tandem of high fidelity thermal and turbulence data is particularly useful for benchmarking transient heat transfer phenomena such as thermal striping. This paper describes the MAX facility, preliminary data obtained during shakedown tests, and the results of companion CFD calculations employing RANS-based Star-CCM+ and large eddy simulations with Nek 5000. (authors)

Lomperski, S.; Merzari, E.; Obabko, A.; Pointer, W. D.; Fischer, P. [Argonne National Laboratory, Bldg. 206, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Boron-10 Lined Proportional Counter Model Validation  

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241) is supporting the project Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of an alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a boron-lined proportional tube-based alternative system in the configuration of a coincidence counter. This report discusses the validation studies performed to establish the degree of accuracy of the computer modeling methods current used to simulate the response of boron-lined tubes. This is the precursor to developing models for the uranium neutron coincidence collar under Task 2 of this project.

Lintereur, Azaree T.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Kouzes, Richard T.

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

484

Validity of the reduced Salpeter equation  

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We adapt a general method to solve both the full and reduced Salpeter equations and systematically explore the conditions under which these two equations give equivalent results in meson dynamics. The effects of consistituent mass, angular momentum state, type of interactions, and the nature of confinement are all considered in an effort to clearly delineate the range of validity of the reduced Salpeter approximations. We find that for J?0 the solutions are strikingly similar for all constituent masses. For zero angular momentum states the full and reduced Salpeter equations give different results for a small quark mass, especially with a large additive constant coordinate space potential. We also show that 1/m corrections to heavy-light energy levels can be accurately computed with the reduced equation. 1995 The American Physical Society.

M. G. Olsson; Sinia Veseli; Ken Williams

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Real-World Hydrogen Technology Validation: Preprint  

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The Department of Energy, the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency, and the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration have funded learning demonstrations and early market deployments to provide insight into applications of hydrogen technologies on the road, in the warehouse, and as stationary power. NREL's analyses validate the technology in real-world applications, reveal the status of the technology, and facilitate the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, manufacturing, and operations. This paper presents the maintenance, safety, and operation data of fuel cells in multiple applications with the reported incidents, near misses, and frequencies. NREL has analyzed records of more than 225,000 kilograms of hydrogen that have been dispensed through more than 108,000 hydrogen fills with an excellent safety record.

Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Wipke, K.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Eudy, L.; Saur, G.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Holographic Magnetic Phase Transition  

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We study four-dimensional interacting fermions in a strong magnetic field, using the holographic Sakai-Sugimoto model of intersecting D4 and D8 branes in the deconfined, chiral-symmetric parallel phase. We find that as the magnetic field is varied, while staying in the parallel phase, the fermions exhibit a first-order phase transition in which their magnetization jumps discontinuously. Properties of this transition are consistent with a picture in which some of the fermions jump to the lowest Landau level. Similarities to known magnetic phase transitions are discussed.

Gilad Lifschytz; Matthew Lippert

2009-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

487

Degenerate Metric Phase Boundaries  

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The structure of boundaries between degenerate and nondegenerate solutions of Ashtekar's canonical reformulation of Einstein's equations is studied. Several examples are given of such "phase boundaries" in which the metric is degenerate on one side of a null hypersurface and non-degenerate on the other side. These include portions of flat space, Schwarzschild, and plane wave solutions joined to degenerate regions. In the last case, the wave collides with a planar phase boundary and continues on with the same curvature but degenerate triad, while the phase boundary continues in the opposite direction. We conjecture that degenerate phase boundaries are always null.

Ingemar Bengtsson; Ted Jacobson

1999-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

488

During Phase 3, WIPP  

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UPDATE: April 14, 2014 Phase 3 activities begin Two teams re-entered the WIPP underground facility on Saturday, moving closer to suspected location of the February 14...

489

NGNP PHASE I REVIEW  

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and start up operations of the prototype nuclear reactor and its associated hydrogen or electricity production facilities. Scope of Work for Review * Review Phase I reports in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - airs temperature soundings Sample Search...  

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-validation of MIPASENVISAT and GPS-ROCHAMP temperature profiles D. Y. Wang, G. P. Stiller, T. von Clarmann, H... -505-454-3364 Summary This paper presents results from a...

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Intercomparison of the Cloud Water Phase among Global Climate Models  

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Mixed-phase clouds (clouds that consist of both cloud droplets and ice crystals) are frequently present in the Earths atmosphere and influence the Earths energy budget through their radiative properties, which are highly dependent on the cloud water phase. In this study, the phase partitioning of cloud water is compared among six global climate models (GCMs) and with Cloud and Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization retrievals. It is found that the GCMs predict vastly different distributions of cloud phase for a given temperature, and none of them are capable of reproducing the spatial distribution or magnitude of the observed phase partitioning. While some GCMs produced liquid water paths comparable to satellite observations, they all failed to preserve sufficient liquid water at mixed-phase cloud temperatures. Our results suggest that validating GCMs using only the vertically integrated water contents could lead to amplified differences in cloud radiative feedback. The sensitivity of the simulated cloud phase in GCMs to the choice of heterogeneous ice nucleation parameterization is also investigated. The response to a change in ice nucleation is quite different for each GCM, and the implementation of the same ice nucleation parameterization in all models does not reduce the spread in simulated phase among GCMs. The results suggest that processes subsequent to ice nucleation are at least as important in determining phase and should be the focus of future studies aimed at understanding and reducing differences among the models.

Komurcu, Muge; Storelvmo, Trude; Tan, Ivy; Lohmann, U.; Yun, Yuxing; Penner, Joyce E.; Wang, Yong; Liu, Xiaohong; Takemura, T.

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Validation experiment of a numerically processed millimeter-wave interferometer in a laboratory  

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We propose a new interferometer system for density profile measurements. This system produces multiple measurement chords by a leaky-wave antenna driven by multiple frequency inputs. The proposed system was validated in laboratory evaluation experiments. We confirmed that the interferometer generates a clear image of a Teflon plate as well as the phase shift corresponding to the plate thickness. In another experiment, we confirmed that quasi-optical mirrors can produce multiple measurement chords; however, the finite spot size of the probe beam degrades the sharpness of the resulting image.

Kogi, Y., E-mail: kogi@fit.ac.jp; Higashi, T.; Matsukawa, S. [Department of Information Electronics, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 811-0295 (Japan); Mase, A. [Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-0811 (Japan); Kohagura, J.; Yoshikawa, M. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 (Japan); Nagayama, Y.; Kawahata, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5202 (Japan); Kuwahara, D. [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)

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Passive localization of acoustic sources in media with non-constant sound velocity  

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. S. Norris. (Univ. of Calif. , Berkeley, CA), pp. 510-527. Bowles, A. E. , Sumultea, M. , Wursig, B, , DeMaster, D. P. , and Palka, D. (1994). "Relative abundance and behavior of marine mammals exposed to transmissions from the Heard Island.... S. Natl. Res. Counc, , Ocean Stud. Board, Committee on Low- Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals. Green, D. M. , DeFerrari, H. A. , McFadden, D. , Pearse, J. S. , Popper, A. N. , Richardson, W. J. , Ridgway, S. H. , and Tyack, P. L, , (Natl. Acad...

Brandes, Thomas Scott

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sounding in silence: men, machines and the changing environment of naval discipline, 1796-1815  

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measured using lead and line. However, in 1802 the Staffordshire clockmaker Edward Massey patented a brass device he referred to as a sounding machine, an example of which sits in the Whipple Museum, Cambridge, UK (Figure 1).7 This machine was designed... overboard. But if something went wrong, it was not immediately obvious who was to blame: the sailor calling or the sailor listening? Ultimately, it was their collective responsibility to ensure the correct amount of line was released as the ship moved...

Poskett, James

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Phase Odyssey  

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We are introduced to the effects of phase from the earliest days of our childhood, from the nursery rhyme above (or its less verbose for 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star') to the shimmer over a hot road and the network of bright lines at the bottom of a swimming pool. These are all manifestations of phase. And there are many more.

Nugent, K.A.; Paganin, D.; Gureyev, T.E. (Melbourne)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Validating agent based models through virtual worlds.  

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As the US continues its vigilance against distributed, embedded threats, understanding the political and social structure of these groups becomes paramount for predicting and dis- rupting their attacks. Agent-based models (ABMs) serve as a powerful tool to study these groups. While the popularity of social network tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) has provided extensive communication data, there is a lack of ne-grained behavioral data with which to inform and validate existing ABMs. Virtual worlds, in particular massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), where large numbers of people interact within a complex environ- ment for long periods of time provide an alternative source of data. These environments provide a rich social environment where players engage in a variety of activities observed between real-world groups: collaborating and/or competing with other groups, conducting battles for scarce resources, and trading in a market economy. Strategies employed by player groups surprisingly re ect those seen in present-day con icts, where players use diplomacy or espionage as their means for accomplishing their goals. In this project, we propose to address the need for ne-grained behavioral data by acquiring and analyzing game data a commercial MMOG, referred to within this report as Game X. The goals of this research were: (1) devising toolsets for analyzing virtual world data to better inform the rules that govern a social ABM and (2) exploring how virtual worlds could serve as a source of data to validate ABMs established for analogous real-world phenomena. During this research, we studied certain patterns of group behavior to compliment social modeling e orts where a signi cant lack of detailed examples of observed phenomena exists. This report outlines our work examining group behaviors that underly what we have termed the Expression-To-Action (E2A) problem: determining the changes in social contact that lead individuals/groups to engage in a particular behavior. Results from our work indicate that virtual worlds have the potential for serving as a proxy in allocating and populating behaviors that would be used within further agent-based modeling studies.

Lakkaraju, Kiran; Whetzel, Jonathan H.; Lee, Jina [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA] [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Bier, Asmeret Brooke; Cardona-Rivera, Rogelio E. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC] [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Bernstein, Jeremy Ray Rhythm [Gaikai, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA] [Gaikai, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA

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PV Validation and Bankability Workshop | Department of Energy  

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presentation summarizes the information given by DOE during the Photovoltaic Validation and Bankability Workshop in San Jose, California, on August 31, 2011. doelynnpvvalidation...

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A Content Validity Study of the Water Training Institute Curriculum.  

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??Content validity methods, such as matching matrices, have been used to assist in the design and evaluation of training programs. In the present study, the (more)

Turner, Alicia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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V-139: Cisco Network Admission Control Input Validation Flaw...  

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Sensitive Information U-270:Trend Micro Control Manager Input Validation Flaw in Ad Hoc Query Module Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands U-015: CiscoWorks Common...

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Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite...  

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Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite Structures (VMM) Libby Berger (General Motors), Omar Faruque (Ford) Co-Principal Investigators US Automotive...