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MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP | Open Energy  

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MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Float Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The PSP is a distinct type of pneumatic platform one in which the platform is composed of a number of cylindrical shaped components packed together in a rectangular pattern to form a module Each cylinder is sealed at the top open to the ocean at its base and contains air at a pressure slightly above atmospheric pressure Modules can be of a size that are relatively easy to manipulate as shown in the simplified drawing below

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Stability of vortex solitons in a photorefractive optical lattice  

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://www.njp.org/ DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/6/1/047 Abstract. Stability of on- and off-site vortex solitons with unit stable than off-site ones. Increasing the DC field stabilizes both types of vortex solitons. Contents 1. Introduction 2 2. Off-site vortex solitons 4 3. On-site vortex solitons 9 4. Summary 11 Acknowledgments 11

Yang, Jianke

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Effects of syngas composition on combustion induced vortex breakdown (CIVB) flashback in a swirl stabilized combustor  

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Flame flashback attributed to combustion induced vortex breakdown (CIVB) is a major design challenge for swirl stabilized burner combustors. This paper presents an experimental investigation of combustion induced vortex breakdown (CIVB) flashback propensity for flames yielded from Hydrogen (H2)–Carbon Monoxide (CO) fuel blends and actual synthesized gas (syngas) mixtures. A two-fold experimental approach, consisting of a high definition digital imaging system and a high speed PIV system, was employed. The main emphasis was on the effect of concentration of different constituents in fuel mixtures on flashback limit. In addition, the effect of Swirl Number on flashback propensity was discussed. The percentage of H2 in fuel mixtures played the dominant role when CIVB flashback occurred. For a given air mass flow rate, the mixture containing a higher percentage of H2 underwent flashback at much leaner conditions. Flashback maps for actual syngas fuel compositions showed a distinct behavior when various concentrations of diluents were introduced in the mixture. For the two major diluents tested, carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), CO2 was more dominant. The effect of Swirl Number on the flashback propensity was also tested and showed a decrease with an increase in Swirl Number. The final portion of this paper also provides an analysis of flow field of reacting flames which revealed complex vortex–chemistry interactions leading to vortex breakdown and flashback. Based on the experimental results a parametric model similar to Peclet Number approach was developed employing a flame quenching concept. A value of the quench parameter, Cquench was obtained from the correlation of flow Peclet Number and flame Peclet Number, which was observed to be dominated by the fuel composition rather than Swirl Number.

Bidhan Dam; Gilberto Corona; Mir Hayder; Ahsan Choudhuri

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pneumatic soil removal tool  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A soil removal tool is provided for removing radioactive soil, rock and other debris from the bottom of an excavation, while permitting the operator to be located outside of a containment for that excavation. The tool includes a fixed jaw, secured to one end of an elongate pipe, which cooperates with a movable jaw pivotably mounted on the pipe. Movement of the movable jaw is controlled by a pneumatic cylinder mounted on the pipe. The actuator rod of the pneumatic cylinder is connected to a collar which is slidably mounted on the pipe and forms part of the pivotable mounting assembly for the movable jaw. Air is supplied to the pneumatic cylinder through a handle connected to the pipe, under the control of an actuator valve mounted on the handle, to provide movement of the movable jaw. 3 figs.

Neuhaus, J.E.

1992-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Pneumatic gap sensor and method  

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An apparatus and method for monitoring and maintaining a predetermined width in the gap between a casting nozzle and a casting wheel, wherein the gap is monitored by means of at least one pneumatic gap sensor. The pneumatic gap sensor is mounted on the casting nozzle in proximity to the casting surface and is connected by means of a tube to a regulator and a transducer. The regulator provides a flow of gas through a restictor to the pneumatic gap sensor, and the transducer translates the changes in the gas pressure caused by the proximity of the casting wheel to the pneumatic gap sensor outlet into a signal intelligible to a control device. The relative positions of the casting nozzle and casting wheel can thereby be selectively adjusted to continually maintain a predetermined distance between their adjacent surfaces. The apparatus and method enables accurate monitoring of the actual casting gap in a simple and reliable manner resistant to the extreme temperatures and otherwise hostile casting environment.

Bagdal, Karl T. (Middletown, OH); King, Edward L. (Trenton, OH); Follstaedt, Donald W. (Middletown, OH)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear dynamic modeling of an electro-pneumatic pressure converter for VGT pneumatic actuator  

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This paper presents a detailed physical model of an electro-pneumatic system, used to control Variable Geometry Turbochargers (VGT). The VGT actuator system consists of two parts, a diaphragm based pneumatic actuator

A. Mehmood; S. Laghrouche; M. El Bagdouri

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impedance Control of a Pneumatic Actuator for Contact Tasks  

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of a pneumatic system is that of compliant actuation. By virtue of the compressibility of air, a pneumatic and stable force control, less damage during inadvertent contact, and the potential for energy storage." [1

Barth, Eric J.

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Pneumatic vibratory cleaner conveyor for sugarcane  

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PNEUMATIC VIBRATORY CLEANER CONVEYOR FOR SUGARCANE A Thesis ROBERTO COSTA DE OLIVEIRA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major... Subject: Agricultural Engineering PNEDMATIC V1BRATORY CLEANER CONVEYOR FOR SUGARCANE A Thesis ROBERTO COSTA DE OLIVEIRA Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Charlie G. Coble (Chairman of Committee) Dr ayne A. LePori (Member) Stephen W. Sear...

Oliveira, Roberto Costa de

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultralight Pressure Regulator for Application in Pneumatic Prostheses:.  

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??Available pressure regulators are considered too heavy for application in pneumatic prostheses. Goal of this paper is developing a lighter pressure regulator adapted for this… (more)

Rob, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Scahill, John W. (Evergreen, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the use of the double floating probe method to infer the difference between the electron and the heavy particles temperatures in an atmospheric pressure, vortex-stabilized nitrogen plasma jet  

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Sweeping double probe measurements in an atmospheric pressure direct current vortex-stabilized plasma jet are reported (plasma conditions: 100 A discharge current, N{sub 2} gas flow rate of 25 Nl/min, thoriated tungsten rod-type cathode, copper anode with 5 mm inner diameter). The interpretation of the double probe characteristic was based on a generalization of the standard double floating probe formulae for non-uniform plasmas coupled to a non-equilibrium plasma composition model. Perturbations caused by the current to the probe together with collisional and thermal processes inside the probe perturbed region were taken into account. Radial values of the average electron and heavy particle temperatures as well as the electron density were obtained. The calculation of the temperature values did not require any specific assumption about a temperature relationship between different particle species. An electron temperature of 10?900 ± 900 K, a heavy particle temperature of 9300 ± 900 K, and an electron density of about 3.5 × 10{sup 22} m{sup ?3} were found at the jet centre at 3.5 mm downstream from the torch exit. Large deviations from kinetic equilibrium were found toward the outer border of the plasma jet. These results showed good agreement with those previously reported by the authors by using a single probe technique. The calculations have shown that this method is particularly useful for studying spraying-type plasma torches operated at power levels of about 15 kW.

Prevosto, L., E-mail: prevosto@waycom.com.ar; Mancinelli, B. R. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina)] [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina); Kelly, H. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina) [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina); Instituto de Física del Plasma (CONICET), Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (UBA) Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic decay of a single vortex into vortex-antivortex pairs  

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A variety of metastable states, including vortices, antivortices, and their combinations, is typical for magnetically soft, thin films and patterned structures. The physics of individual spin vortices in patterned structures has been rather extensively explored. In contrast, there are few studies of the vortex–antivortex–vortex (v-av-v) system, in part because the configuration is rather challenging to obtain experimentally. We demonstrate herein how a recently proposed resonant-spin-ordering technique can be used to induce the dynamic decay of a single vortex into v-av states in elongated elements. The approach is based on first driving the system from the linear regime of constant vortex gyrations to the non-linear regime of vortex-core reversals at a fixed excitation frequency, and then subsequently reducing the excitation field back to the linear regime. This procedure stabilizes the system into a v-av-v state that is completely decoupled from the initialization excitation frequency. The newly acquired state is stable in remanence. The dynamic response of this system is expected to demonstrate a number of collective modes, depending on the combination of the vortex core polarities, and/or the excitation field direction, and, hence, is of interest for future studies.

Lendínez, Sergi [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Universidad Barcelona, Departamento Fisica Fonamental, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Jain, Shikha; Novosad, Valentyn, E-mail: novosad@anl.gov; Fradin, Frank Y.; Pearson, John E. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Tejada, Javier [Universidad Barcelona, Departamento Fisica Fonamental, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Bader, Samuel D. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system is described for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor. 12 figs.

Diebold, J.P.; Scahill, J.W.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Characterization for Engineering Applications  

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Realistic engineering simulation data often have features that are not optimally resolved due to practical limitations on mesh resolution. To be useful to application engineers, vortex characterization techniques must be sufficiently robust to handle realistic data with complex vortex topologies. In this paper, we present enhancements to the vortex topology identification component of an existing vortex characterization algorithm. The modified techniques are demonstrated by application to three realistic data sets that illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of our approach.

Jankun-Kelly, M; Thompson, D S; Jiang, M; Shannahan, B; Machiraju, R

2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization of Intricate Flow Structures for Vortex Breakdown Analysis Xavier Tricoche  

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Hansen University of Utah Figure 1: Vortex breakdown bubble in numerical simulation of a cylindrical to study their impact on flight stability. Yet, to fully exploit the huge amount of information contained

Utah, University of

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Mechanical Compliance Control System for A Pneumatic Robot Arm Kouichi Watanabe1  

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- 2789 - Mechanical Compliance Control System for A Pneumatic Robot Arm Kouichi Watanabe1 , Hisashi position and posture of the arm. Keywords: Pneumatic actuator, Humanoid robot arm, Compliance control 1 actuators have started gaining attention as robot actuators. We focused on the robot arm using a pneumatic

Tachi, Susumu

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On a Pneumatic Analogue of the Wheatstone Bridge  

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1 January 1889 research-article On a Pneumatic Analogue of the Wheatstone Bridge W. N. Shaw The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. www.jstor.org

1889-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Modelling of Particle Degradation in Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveyors  

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, GU2 7XH, UK {h.abou-chakra, u.tuzun}@surrey.ac.uk c The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6PF, UK {i.bridle, m degradation during dilute phase pneumatic conveying. A numerical procedure, based on a matrix representation

Christakis, Nikolaos

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Revival of Classical Vortex Generators Now for Transition Delay  

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Classical vortex generators, known for their efficiency in delaying or even inhibiting boundary layer separation, are here shown to be coveted devices for transition to turbulence delay. The present devices are miniature with respect to classical vortex generators but are tremendously powerful in modulating the laminar boundary layer in the direction orthogonal to the base flow and parallel to the surface. The modulation generates an additional term in the perturbation energy equation, which counteracts the wall-normal production term and, hence, stabilizes the flow. Our experimental results show that these devices are really effective in delaying transition, but we also reveal their Achilles’ heel.

Shahab Shahinfar; Sohrab S. Sattarzadeh; Jens H. M. Fransson; Alessandro Talamelli

2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Slowing of vortex rings by development of Kelvin waves Robert E. Hershberger, Diogo Bolster, and Russell J. Donnelly*  

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of existence, their duration a problem of stability and if there are several we have a problem of vortex mecha- nism is that the bubble loses impulse as the radius of the ring grows due to viscous decay of circulation 6 . A further theory suggests that the vortex bubble the ambient fluid car- ried along

Bolster, Diogo

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Electromagnetic Behavior of the Vortex Sponge  

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In an introductory paper the vortex sponge was shown to be governed in restricted cases by Maxwell's free-space equations. In the present paper analogs to electric and magnetic energies and Poynting's theorem are derived by simple mechanical considerations. Rotational stability suggested originally by MacCullagh as a fundamental property of a luminiferous ether turns out to be a quality of the medium as do the stresses introduced by Faraday and Maxwell to explain the mechanical actions of electric and magnetic fields. A rudimentary model for the electrostatic field is suggested on this basis. A conventional definition of charge and the laws of Coulomb and Biot complete Maxwell's equations for cases including charges and currents. A model of the magnetic field based on the bulk rotation and the Faraday-Maxwell stresses combined with the laws of Coulomb and Biot permits the inference of the Lorentz force. Although numerous gaps occur in the treatment it seems not unlikely that the vortex sponge has the qualities described by the electromagnetic field equations as well as the mechanical attributes required for a model of these fields.

Edward M. Kelly

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling identification and simulation of pneumatic actuator for VGT system  

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This article is aimed at the physical modeling of a pneumatic actuator for the control of Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) system. These actuators possess a characteristic hysteresis, which increases with the increment in the aerodynamic force acting on the vanes of the VGT. Modeling the aerodynamic force, through cartography between turbine pressure and vanes opening angle is presented. Hysteresis phenomenon has been elaborated using dynamic friction models. Different system parameters, such as spring constant, damping coefficient and friction parameters, have been identified through experiments. The coherence between experimental results and simulations has demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

A. Mehmood; S. Laghrouche; M. El Bagdouri

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex lines and transitions in superfluid hydrodynamics  

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...Preface to Vortices, dislocations, and line singularities in partial differential equations...Leslie and J. R. Ockendon. Vortex lines and transitions in superfluid hydrodynamics...nature and the motion of qunatized vortex lines. This paper illustrates the transitions...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravity waves from vortex dipoles and jets  

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The dissertation first investigates gravity wave generation and propagation from jets within idealized vortex dipoles using a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model. Several initially balanced and localized jets induced by vortex dipoles are examined here...

Wang, Shuguang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Structure in Charged Condensate  

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We study magnetic fields in the charged condensate that we have previously argued should be present in helium-core white dwarf stars. We show that below a certain critical value the magnetic field is entirely expelled from the condensate, while for larger values it penetrates the condensate within flux-tubes that are similar to Abrikosov vortex lines; yet higher fields lead to the disruption of the condensate. We find the solution for the vortex lines in both relativistic and nonrelativistic theories that exhibit the charged condensation. We calculate the energy density of the vortex solution and the values of the critical magnetic fields. The minimum magnetic field required for vortices to penetrate the helium white dwarf cores ranges from roughly 10^7 to 10^9 Gauss. Fields of this strength have been observed in white dwarfs. We also calculate the London magnetic field due to the rotation of a dwarf star and show that its value is rather small.

Gabadadze, Gregory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Structure in Charged Condensate  

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We study magnetic fields in the charged condensate that we have previously argued should be present in helium-core white dwarf stars. We show that below a certain critical value the magnetic field is entirely expelled from the condensate, while for larger values it penetrates the condensate within flux-tubes that are similar to Abrikosov vortex lines; yet higher fields lead to the disruption of the condensate. We find the solution for the vortex lines in both relativistic and nonrelativistic theories that exhibit the charged condensation. We calculate the energy density of the vortex solution and the values of the critical magnetic fields. The minimum magnetic field required for vortices to penetrate the helium white dwarf cores ranges from roughly 10^7 to 10^9 Gauss. Fields of this strength have been observed in white dwarfs. We also calculate the London magnetic field due to the rotation of a dwarf star and show that its value is rather small.

Gregory Gabadadze; Rachel A. Rosen

2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Flame–vortex interaction in a reacting vortex ring  

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Direct numerical simulations are used to study the flame–vortex interaction in a laminar reacting vortex ring. The chemical reaction occurs by a one-step Arrhenius-type reaction that mimics the combustion of typical hydrocarbon and air. The ring is generated by an axisymmetric jet that is impulsed to emit a cold fuel through a nozzle. The fuel enters a quiescent ambient at a much higher temperature. By adjusting the ratio of the ambient and fuel temperatures the ignition either occurs during the formation or post-formation phase of the ring. When ignition occurs during the formation phase of the ring the bulk of combustion is by a flame at the front of the vortex bubble. When ignition is delayed until after the formation phase most of the reaction occurs inside the vortex ring. It is found that premixing the fuel and the oxidizer enhances the amount of product formation. The heat released from the reaction significantly affects production redistribution and diffusion of the vorticity throughout the field. The results of the simulations also reveal that the heat of reaction affects the strain rate fields differently depending on when the ignition of the ring occurs.

J. S. Hewett; C. K. Madnia

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pneumatically powered knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) with myoelectric activation and inhibition  

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The goal of this study was to test the mechanical performance of a prototype knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) powered by artificial pneumatic muscles during human walking. We had previously built a powered ankle-foot

Gregory S Sawicki; Daniel P Ferris

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces  

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This paper presents PneUI, an enabling technology to build shape-changing interfaces through pneumatically-actuated soft composite materials. The composite materials integrate the capabilities of both input sensing and ...

Yao, Lining

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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

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Costs and benefits of pneumatic collection in three specific New York City cases  

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Abstract Truck-based collection of municipal solid waste imposes significant negative externalities on cities and constrains the efficiency of separate collection of recyclables and organics and of unit-price-based waste-reduction systems. In recent decades, hundreds of municipal-scale pneumatic collection systems have been installed in Europe and Asia. Relatively few prior studies have compared the economic or environmental impacts of these systems to those of truck collection. A critical factor to consider when making this comparison is the extent to which the findings reflect the specific geographic, demographic, and operational characteristics of the systems considered. This paper is based on three case studies that consider the specific characteristics of three locations, comparing pneumatic systems with conventional collection on the basis of actual waste tonnages, composition, sources, collection routes, truck trips, and facility locations. In one case, alternative upgrades to an existing pneumatic system are compared to a potential truck-collection operation. In the other cases, existing truck operations are compared to proposed pneumatic systems which, to reduce capital costs, would be installed without new trenching or tunneling through the use of existing linear infrastructure. For the two proposed retrofit pneumatic systems, up to 48,000 truck kilometers travelled would be avoided and energy use would be reduced by up to 60% at an incremental cost of up to $400,000 USD per year over the total operating-plus-capital cost of conventional collection. In the location where a greenfield pneumatic system is already in operation, truck collection would be both less expensive and more energy-efficient than pneumatic collection. The results demonstrate that local geographic, demographic, and operational conditions play a decisive role in determining whether pneumatic collection will reduce energy requirements, produce more or fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and cost more or less over the long-term. These findings point to the local factors that will determine the relative economic and environmental costs and benefits in specific situations.

Benjamin Miller; Juliette Spertus; Camille Kamga

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The determination of design data for the pneumatic conveying of sorghum seed  

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of grain, more efficient and economical mechanical con- veying equipment is needed. Since the pneumatic conveyor has several advantages over other conveyors it is being used to psrt- iallv s:eet this need. A few of these advantages are as follows: 1.... The pneumatic conveyor is completely self-cleaning which eliminates the labor and the time ordinarily required to hand clean conveying equipment. In other types of conveyors this cleaning operation is necess- ary between each crop or variety. In instances...

Person, Nat K

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex molecules in Bose-Einstein condensates  

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Stable vortex dimers are known to exist in coherently coupled two component Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs). We construct stable vortex trimers in three component BECs and find that the shape can be controlled by changing the internal coherent (Rabi) couplings. Stable vortex N-omers are also constructed in coherently coupled N-component BECs. We classify all possible N-omers in terms of the mathematical graph theory. Next, we study effects of the Rabi coupling in vortex lattices in two-component BECs. We find how the vortex lattices without the Rabi coupling known before are connected to the Abrikosov lattice of integer vortices with increasing the Rabi coupling. In this process, vortex dimers change their partners in various ways at large couplings. We then find that the Abrikosov lattices are robust in three-component BECs.

Muneto Nitta; Minoru Eto; Mattia Cipriani

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection of vortex filaments and Kolmogorov spectrum  

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The energy spectrum of the 3D velocity field, induced by collapsing vortex filaments is studied. One of the aims of this work is to clarify the appearance of the Kolmogorov type energy spectrum $E(k)\\varpropto k^{-5/3}$, observed in many numerical works on discrete vortex tubes (quantized vortex filaments in quantum fluids). Usually, explaining classical turbulent properties of quantum turbulence, the model of vortex bundles, is used. This model is necessary to mimic the vortex stretching, which is responsible for the energy transfer in classical turbulence. In our consideration we do not appeal to the possible "bundle arrangement" but explore alternative idea that the turbulent spectra appear from singular solution, which describe the collapsing line at moments of reconnection. One more aim is related to an important and intensively discussed topic - a role of hydrodynamic collapse in the formation of turbulent spectra. We demonstrated that the specific vortex filament configuration generated the spectrum $E...

Nemirovskii, Sergey K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Kinematics of Bosonic Vortex Loops  

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Poisson structure for vortex filaments (loops and arcs) in 2D ideal incompressible fluid is analyzed in detail. Canonical coordinates and momenta on coadjoint orbits of the area-preserving diffeomorphism group, associated with such vortices, are found. The quantum space of states in the simplest case of ''bosonic'' vortex loops is built within a geometric quantization approach to the description of a quantum fluid. Fock-like structure and non-local creation and annihilation operators of quantum vortex filaments are introduced.

Goldin, G.A.; Owczarek, R.; Sharp, D.H.

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Microtargeted gene silencing and ectopic expression in live embryos using biolistic delivery with a pneumatic capillary gun  

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a Pneumatic Capillary Gun Orit Shefi, 1 Claire Simonnet, 2medicinalis; netrin; gene gun Introduction Modulating geneby the current design of “gene guns” used for particle

Shefi, Orit; Simonnet, Claire; Baker, Michael W; Glass, James R; Macagno, Eduardo R; Groisman, Alex

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Hydro Energy Develops Transformational Technology to Harness...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Vortex Hydro Energy Develops Transformational Technology to Harness Energy from Water Currents Vortex Hydro Energy Develops Transformational Technology to Harness Energy from Water...

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Ultra-Low NOx Advanced Vortex Combustor  

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An ultra lean-premixed Advanced Vortex Combustor (AVC) has been developed and tested. The natural gas fueled AVC was tested at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE NETL) test facility in Morgantown (WV). All testing was performed at elevated pressures and inlet temperatures and at lean fuel-air ratios representative of industrial gas turbines. The improved AVC design exhibited simultaneous NOx/CO/UHC emissions of 4/4/0 ppmv (all emissions are at 15% O2 dry). The design also achieved less than 3 ppmv NOx with combustion efficiencies in excess of 99.5%. The design demonstrated tremendous acoustic dynamic stability over a wide range of operating conditions which potentially makes this approach significantly more attractive than other lean premixed combustion approaches. In addition, a pressure drop of 1.75% was measured which is significantly lower than conventional gas turbine combustors. Potentially, this lower pressure drop characteristic of the AVC concept translates into overall gas turbine cycle efficiency improvements of up to one full percentage point. The relatively high velocities and low pressure drops achievable with this technology make the AVC approach an attractive alternative for syngas fuel applications.

Edmonds, R.G. (Ramgen Power Systems, Inc., Bellevue, WA); Steele, R.C. (Ramgen Power Systems, Inc., Bellevue, WA); Williams, J.T. (Ramgen Power Systems, Inc., Bellevue, WA); Straub, D.L.; Casleton, K.H.; Bining, Avtar (California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA)

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRA-LOW NOX ADVANCED VORTEX COMBUSTOR  

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An ultra lean-premixed Advanced Vortex Combustor (AVC) has been developed and tested. The natural gas fueled AVC was tested at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE NETL) test facility in Morgantown (WV). All testing was performed at elevated pressures and inlet temperatures and at lean fuel-air ratios representative of industrial gas turbines. The improved AVC design exhibited simultaneous NOx/CO/UHC emissions of 4/4/0 ppmv (all emissions are at 15% O2 dry). The design also achieved less than 3 ppmv NOx with combustion efficiencies in excess of 99.5%. The design demonstrated tremendous acoustic dynamic stability over a wide range of operating conditions which potentially makes this approach significantly more attractive than other lean premixed combustion approaches. In addition, a pressure drop of 1.75% was measured which is significantly lower than conventional gas turbine combustors. Potentially, this lower pressure drop characteristic of the AVC concept translates into overall gas turbine cycle efficiency improvements of up to one full percentage point. The relatively high velocities and low pressure drops achievable with this technology make the AVC approach an attractive alternative for syngas fuel applications.

Ryan G. Edmonds; Robert C. Steele; Joseph T. Williams; Douglas L. Straub; Kent H. Casleton; Avtar Bining

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The idea of vortex energy  

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This work formulates and gives grounds for general principles and theorems that question the energy function doctrine and its quantum version as a genuine law of nature without borders of adequacy. The emphasis is on the domain where the energy of systems is conserved -- I argue that only in its tiny part the energy is in the kinetic, potential and thermal forms describable by a generalized thermodynamic potential, whereas otherwise the conserved energy constitutes a whole linked to vortex forces, and can be a factor of things like persistent currents and dark matter.

V. E. Shapiro

2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the nonlinear control techniques for single acting VGT pneumatic actuator  

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In this paper, we have developed a detailed mathematical model of a pneumatic actuator for a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) equipped with an Electro-pneumatic Pressure Converter (EPC). This model may require complex calculations for control purpose; therefore the dynamics of the EPC have been neglected and replaced by a static gain. These models incorporate friction and aerodynamic force related effects by using adaptive LuGre model. To compensate for parametric uncertainties, two single-input single-output nonlinear position control laws are designed using the second order sliding mode (SMC) and backstepping control. A comparative study with experiments shows the effectiveness of the proposed controllers.

S. Laghrouche; A. Mehmood; M. El Bagdouri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle resuspension by an impacting vortex ring  

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Coherent vortex structures play a significant and important role in the dynamics of many commonly occurring natural flows, for example turbulent boundary layers and channel flows. One particularly important fe...

Rick J. Munro; Stuart B. Dalziel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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‘Optimal’ vortex rings and aquatic propulsion mechanisms  

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...vortex rings and aquatic propulsion mechanisms P. F. Linden...fluid mechanics behind these propulsion mechanisms and show that...over the cycle. 4. FISH PROPULSION BY UNDULATORY SWIMMING Most marine organisms have only discrete...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization dependent forces in optical vortex pipeline  

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We study both, theoretically and in experiments, the dependence of optical forces acting on a spherical particle guided in air with an optical vortex beam, on the light polarization...

Eckerskorn, Niko; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Shvedov, Vladlen; Rode, Andrei

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Airfoil Vortex Induced Vibration suppression devices  

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Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) is a major concern of the offshore oil industry. This problem leads to fatigue failure in the marine risers and causes costly replacement of the risers. Appendages such as helical strakes ...

Lee, Evan J. (Evan Joseph)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic Vortex Liquids and Superfluid Turbulence  

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...of Kelvin waves flowing along vortex strings in 3D quantum turbulence...theory correlators from non-critical string theory . Phys. Lett. B...S. , Emergence of turbulence in an oscillating Bose-Einstein condensate . Phys. Rev...

Paul M. Chesler; Hong Liu; Allan Adams

2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of incompressible current-vortex sheets Alessandro Morando  

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(neutrally) stable yields losses of derivatives in the energy estimate. The result of this paper Trebeschi Abstract We revisit the study in [15] where an energy a priori estimate for the linearized free is the construction of a symbolic symmetrizer for a nonstandard elliptic problem for the small perturbation of total

Ilin, Konstantin

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Modeling the pneumatic subsystem of a S-cam air brake system  

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The air brake system is one of the critical components in ensuring the safe operation of any commercial vehicle. This work is directed towards the development of a fault-free model of the pneumatic subsystem of the air brake system. This model can...

Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis to prevent foot-drop  

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A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop was developed and tested. Foot-drop is due to a disruption of ... motion during stance, and harvest th...

Robin Chin; Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler…

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based Trajectory Control of Robots with Pneumatic Actuator Dynamics  

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on underactuated robots. We present two case studies: an underactuated cart-pole system with the cart driven and applications; for example, hydraulic actuators are used in the rough-terrain quadruped robot[1] and force]. Pneumatic actuators have some advantages over hydraulic actuators, such as clean operation, easy handling

Tedrake, Russ

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The prevention of oil spreading on water by pneumatic bubble barrier  

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on the surroundi. ng wai. er particles causing them to accelerate upward. Upon reaching the surface, thc bubbles burst and the air joins the atmosphere. The water current is then directed in two directions away from the barrier . The purpose of the pneumat...

McClenan, Cecil Michael

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States  

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Magnetic materials are characterized by the ordering of electron spins, with nearest-neighbor spins parallel to each other in ferromagnetic (FM) materials and antiparallel to each other in antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials. As the size of a magnetic system is reduced to micron scale, it has been shown that the spins in an FM microstructure can curl around to form a magnetic vortex state. While there has been intensive activity in the study of vortex states in FM disks, there has been no direct observation of such states in an AFM microstructure, although theory predicts many interesting and unique properties for the AFM vortex state. Recently, a research team from Berkeley, Korea, and China has taken the first direct image of an AFM vortex in multilayered magnetic disk structures using x-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) at ALS Beamlines 4.0.2 and 11.0.1 , respectively. The experiments observed two types of AFM vortices, one of which has no analogue in FM vortices.

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States  

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Magnetic materials are characterized by the ordering of electron spins, with nearest-neighbor spins parallel to each other in ferromagnetic (FM) materials and antiparallel to each other in antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials. As the size of a magnetic system is reduced to micron scale, it has been shown that the spins in an FM microstructure can curl around to form a magnetic vortex state. While there has been intensive activity in the study of vortex states in FM disks, there has been no direct observation of such states in an AFM microstructure, although theory predicts many interesting and unique properties for the AFM vortex state. Recently, a research team from Berkeley, Korea, and China has taken the first direct image of an AFM vortex in multilayered magnetic disk structures using x-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) at ALS Beamlines 4.0.2 and 11.0.1 , respectively. The experiments observed two types of AFM vortices, one of which has no analogue in FM vortices.

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States  

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Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Direct Imaging of Antiferromagnetic Vortex States Print Magnetic materials are characterized by the ordering of electron spins, with nearest-neighbor spins parallel to each other in ferromagnetic (FM) materials and antiparallel to each other in antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials. As the size of a magnetic system is reduced to micron scale, it has been shown that the spins in an FM microstructure can curl around to form a magnetic vortex state. While there has been intensive activity in the study of vortex states in FM disks, there has been no direct observation of such states in an AFM microstructure, although theory predicts many interesting and unique properties for the AFM vortex state. Recently, a research team from Berkeley, Korea, and China has taken the first direct image of an AFM vortex in multilayered magnetic disk structures using x-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) at ALS Beamlines 4.0.2 and 11.0.1 , respectively. The experiments observed two types of AFM vortices, one of which has no analogue in FM vortices.

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Reconnection of vortex filaments and Kolmogorov spectrum  

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The energy spectrum of the 3D velocity field, induced by collapsing vortex filaments is studied. One of the aims of this work is to clarify the appearance of the Kolmogorov type energy spectrum $E(k)\\varpropto k^{-5/3}$, observed in many numerical works on discrete vortex tubes (quantized vortex filaments in quantum fluids). Usually, explaining classical turbulent properties of quantum turbulence, the model of vortex bundles, is used. This model is necessary to mimic the vortex stretching, which is responsible for the energy transfer in classical turbulence. In our consideration we do not appeal to the possible "bundle arrangement" but explore alternative idea that the turbulent spectra appear from singular solution, which describe the collapsing line at moments of reconnection. One more aim is related to an important and intensively discussed topic - a role of hydrodynamic collapse in the formation of turbulent spectra. We demonstrated that the specific vortex filament configuration generated the spectrum $E(k)$ close to the Kolmogorov dependence and discussed the reason for this as well as the reason for deviation. We also discuss the obtained results from point of view of the both classical and quantum turbulence.

Sergey K. Nemirovskii

2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental sustainability comparison of a hypothetical pneumatic waste collection system and a door-to-door system  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We compare the environmental sustainability of two MSW collection systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We evaluate pneumatic and door-to-door collection systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The greenhouse gas emissions of pneumatic collection are around three times higher. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer System components are decisive but assumptions on electricity use are also important. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pneumatic collection could provide other benefits over door-to-door system. - Abstract: Waste collection is one of the life cycle phases that influence the environmental sustainability of waste management. Pneumatic waste collection systems represent a new way of arranging waste collection in densely populated urban areas. However, limited information is available on the environmental impacts of this system. In this study, we compare the environmental sustainability of conventional door-to-door waste collection with its hypothetical pneumatic alternative. Furthermore, we analyse whether the size of the hypothetical pneumatic system, or the number of waste fractions included, have an impact on the results. Environmental loads are calculated for a hypothetical pneumatic waste collection system modelled on an existing dense urban area in Helsinki, Finland, and the results are compared to those of the prevailing, container-based, door-to-door waste collection system. The evaluation method used is the life-cycle inventory (LCI). In this study, we report the atmospheric emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x}. The results indicate that replacing the prevailing system with stationary pneumatic waste collection in an existing urban infrastructure would increase total air emissions. Locally, in the waste collection area, emissions would nonetheless diminish, as collection traffic decreases. While the electricity consumption of the hypothetical pneumatic system and the origin of electricity have a significant bearing on the results, emissions due to manufacturing the system's components prove decisive.

Punkkinen, Henna, E-mail: henna.punkkinen@vtt.fi [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Biologinkuja 7, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland); Merta, Elina, E-mail: elina.merta@vtt.fi [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Biologinkuja 7, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland); Teerioja, Nea, E-mail: nea.teerioja@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland); Moliis, Katja, E-mail: katja.moliis@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland); Kuvaja, Eveliina, E-mail: eveliina.kuvaja@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunable negligible-loss energy transfer between dipolar-coupled magnetic disks by stimulated vortex gyration  

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structure of magnetic vortex cores. Science 298, 577– Park,Magnetic vortex core observation in circular dots of Permalloy. Science

Jung, Hyunsung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-amplitude magnetic vortex core reversal by non-linear interaction between azimuthal spin waves and the vortex gyromode  

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We show, by experiments and micromagnetic simulations in vortex structures, that an active “dual frequency” excitation of both the sub-GHz vortex gyromode and multi-GHz spin waves considerably changes the frequency response of spin wave mediated vortex core reversal. Besides additional minima in the switching threshold, a significant broadband reduction of the switching amplitudes is observed, which can be explained by non-linear interaction between the vortex gyromode and the spin waves. We conclude that the well known frequency spectra of azimuthal spin waves in vortex structures are altered substantially, when the vortex gyromode is actively excited simultaneously.

Sproll, Markus; Noske, Matthias; Kammerer, Matthias; Dieterle, Georg; Weigand, Markus; Stoll, Hermann; Schütz, Gisela [Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly MPI for Metals Research), Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly MPI for Metals Research), Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Bauer, Hans; Gangwar, Ajay; Woltersdorf, Georg; Back, Christian H. [Department of Physics, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)] [Department of Physics, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Noise Level and Penetration Rate of Pneumatic Drill vis-à-vis Rock Compressive Strength and Abrasivity  

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In this paper, detailed studies were carried out to determine the influence of rock properties on the sound level produced during pneumatic drilling. Further, investigation was also carried out on the effect of t...

S. B. Kivade; Ch. S. N. Murthy; H. Vardhan

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Hydro Energy LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Hydro Energy LLC Hydro Energy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Vortex Hydro Energy LLC Address 4870 West Clark Rd Suite 108 Place Ypsilanti Zip 48197 Sector Marine and Hydrokinetic Phone number 734.971.4020 Website http://www.vortexhydroenergy.c Region United States LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This company is listed in the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database. This company is involved in the following MHK Projects: Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the University of Michigan This company is involved in the following MHK Technologies: Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy VIVACE This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Vortex_Hydro_Energy_LLC&oldid=678497

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Sediment resuspension and erosion by vortex rings  

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Particle resuspension and erosion induced by a vortex ringinteracting with a sediment layer was investigated experimentally using flow visualization (particle image velocimetry) high-speed video and a recently developed light attenuation method for measuring displacements in bed level. Near-spherical sediment particles were used throughout with relative densities of 1.2–7 and diameters ( d ) ranging between 90 and 1600 ? ? m . Attention was focused on initially smooth horizontal bedforms with the vortex ring aligned to approach the bed vertically. Interaction characteristics were investigated in terms of the dimensionless Shields parameter defined using the vortex-ring propagation speed. The critical conditions for resuspension (whereby particles are only just resuspended) were determined as a function of particle Reynolds number (based on the particle settling velocity and d ). The effects of viscous damping were found to be significant for d / ? resuspension volumes are analyzed as a function interaction time impact condition and sediment size.

R. J. Munro; N. Bethke; S. B. Dalziel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex reconnections between coreless vortices in binary condensates  

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Vortex reconnections plays an important role in the turbulent flows associated with the superfluids. To understand the dynamics, we examine the reconnections of vortex rings in the superfluids of dilute atomic gases confined in trapping potentials using Gross-Petaevskii equation. Further more we study the reconnection dynamics of coreless vortex rings, where one of the species can act as a tracer.

Gautam, S. [Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012 (India); Suthar, K.; Angom, D. [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad-380 009 (India)

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 125108 (2012) Quantum vortex reconnections  

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is continuous, not discrete, and parts of the initial vortical tubes can be left behind as vortex threads, whichPHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 125108 (2012) Quantum vortex reconnections S. Zuccher,1 M. Caliari,1 A. W that the minimum distance between vortices scales differently with time before and after the vortex reconnection

Zuccher, Simone

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Dynamic analysis and application of fuel elements pneumatic transportation in a pebble bed reactor  

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Abstract Almost 10,000 spherical fuel elements are transported pneumatically one by one in the pipeline outside the core of a pebble bed reactor every day. Any failure in the transportation will lead to the shutdown of the reactor, even safety accidents. In order to ensure a stable and reliable transportation, it's of great importance to analyze the motion and force condition of the fuel element. In this paper, we focus on the dynamic analysis of the pneumatic transportation of the fuel element and derive kinetic equations. Then we introduce the design of the transportation pipeline. On this basis we calculate some important data such as the velocity of the fuel element, the force between the fuel element and the pipeline and the efficiency of the pneumatic transportation. Then we analyze these results and provide some suggestions for the design of the pipeline. The experiment was carried out on an experimental platform. The velocities of the fuel elements were measured. The experimental results were consistent with and validated the theoretical analysis. The research may offer the basis for the design of the transportation pipeline and the optimization of the fuel elements transportation in a pebble bed reactor.

Hongbing Liu; Dong Du; Zandong Han; Yirong Zou; Jiluan Pan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Scattering Studies of Vortex Matter in Type-II Superconductors  

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The proposed program is an experimental study of the fundamental properties of Abrikosov vortex matter in type-II superconductors. Most superconducting materials used in applications such as MRI are type II and their transport properties are determined by the interplay between random pinning, interaction and thermal fluctuation effects in the vortex state. Given the technological importance of these materials, a fundamental understanding of the vortex matter is necessary. The vortex lines in type-II superconductors also form a useful model system for fundamental studies of a number of important issues in condensed matter physics, such as the presence of a symmetry-breaking phase transition in the presence of random pinning. Recent advances in neutron scattering facilities such as the major upgrade of the NIST cold source and the Spallation Neutron Source are providing unprecedented opportunities in addressing some of the longstanding issues in vortex physics. The core component of the proposed program is to use small angle neutron scattering and Bitter decoration experiments to provide the most stringent test of the Bragg glass theory by measuring the structure factor in both the real and reciprocal spaces. The proposed experiments include a neutron reflectometry experiment to measure the precise Q-dependence of the structure factor of the vortex lattice in the Bragg glass state. A second set of SANS experiments will be on a shear-strained Nb single crystal for testing a recently proposed theory of the stability of Bragg glass. The objective is to artificially create a set of parallel grain boundaries into a Nb single crystal and use SANS to measure the vortex matter diffraction pattern as a function of the changing angle between the applied magnetic field to the grain boundaries. The intrinsic merits of the proposed work are a new fundamental understanding of type-II superconductors on which superconducting technology is based, and a firm understanding of phases and phase transitions in condensed matter systems with random pinning. The broader impact of the program includes the training of future generation of neutron scientists, and further development of neutron scattering and complementary techniques for studies of superconducting materials. The graduate and undergraduate students participating in this project will learn the state-of-the-art neutron scattering techniques, acquire a wide range of materials research experiences, and participate in the frontier research of superconductivity. This should best prepare the students for future careers in academia, industry, or government.

Xinsheng Ling

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Jammed vortex matter Hajime Yoshino1  

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. Abstract: Irrationally frustrated Josephson junction array (JJA), namely JJA with irrational number density point. Figure 1: Josephson junction array (JJA) on a square lattice. The vertexes and bonds represent- not develop usual periodic vortex lattices. 1 Introduction Josephson junction array under mag- netic field

Katsumoto, Shingo

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Vortex lines in films: Fields and interactions  

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General expressions are given for the magnetic field and energy of arbitrary arrangements of straight and curved vortices in an anisotropic superconductor film of finite thickness within anisotropic London theory. As examples we consider the magnetic field and interaction of straight perpendicular vortex lines in films of finite thickness.

Gilson Carneiro and Ernst Helmut Brandt

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Jitter in Hover Swathi M. Mula  

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78712, USA Abstract The trajectory of the tip vortex of a reduced-scale, 1 m diameter, four-bladed rotor condition of the rotor is at a blade loading of CT / = 0.0645 and a rotational speed of 1240RPM wake dominated by the tip vortices shed from the rotor blades. The complexity of the flow

Tinney, Charles E.

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The multiple vortex nature of tropical cyclogenesis  

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) __________________________ __________________________ John Nielsen-Gammon Craig Epifanio (Chair of Committee) (Member) __________________________ __________________________ Fuqing Zhang Hongxing Liu (Member) (Member) December 2004 Major Subject: Atmospheric Sciences... iii ABSTRACT The Multiple Vortex Nature of Tropical Cyclogenesis. (December 2004) Jason Allen Sippel, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon This thesis contains an observational analysis...

Sippel, Jason Allen

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Quenching Processes in Flame-Vortex Interactions  

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for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes 1 , Chicago, IL 60637 y Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University-vortex interactions in order to understand quenching of thermonuclear ames. The key question is|can a ther- monuclear. If a ame encounters a 1) The Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes is supported by the Department

Zingale, Michael

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Vortex dynamics in 4 Banavara N. Shashikanth  

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during the interaction of a pair of counter-rotating vortices Phys. Fluids 24, 014107 (2012) The onset of oblique vortex shedding behind a heated circular cylinder in laminar wake regime Phys. Fluids 24, 011701 fluids Phys. Fluids 23, 115106 (2011) Asymptotic properties of wall-induced chaotic mixing in point

Shashikanth, Banavara N.

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A Vortex Contactor for Carbon Dioxide Separations  

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Vortex Contactor for Carbon Dioxide Separations Vortex Contactor for Carbon Dioxide Separations Kevin T. Raterman (ratekt@inel.gov; 208-526-5444) Michael McKellar (mgq@inel.gov; 208-526-1346) Anna Podgorney (poloak@inel.gov; 208-526-0064) Douglas Stacey (stacde@inel.gov; 208-526-3938) Terry Turner (tdt@inel.gov; 208-526-8623) Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory P.O. Box 1625 Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415-2110 Brian Stokes (bxs9@pge.com; 415-972-5591) John Vranicar (jjv2@pge.com; 415-972-5591) Pacific Gas & Electric Company 123 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Introduction Many analysts 1,2,3 identify carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) capture and separation as a major roadblock in efforts to cost effectively mitigate greenhouse gas emissions via sequestration. An assessment 4 conducted by the International Energy Agency (IEA)

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Vortex Dynamics in NanoScale Materials  

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Into the Vortex: Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials Into the Vortex: Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials Micron and nanosized magnets are of great interest for their potential applications in new electronic devices, such as magnetic random access memories. As the size of magnets is reduced to a 1-micron scale and below, the boundaries (surfaces, perimeters, etc) of the objects begin to profoundly influence both the static and dynamic behavior of the materials. Researchers from Argonne's Materials Science Division (MSD), Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), and Advanced Photon Source (APS) have recently examined the dynamics of 3- to 7-micron-diameter NiFe alloy disks with a combination of theoretical calculations and a new time-resolved magnetic imaging technique using synchrotron-based x-ray photoemission electron

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Temperature dependence of vortex charges in high-temperature superconductors  

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Using a model Hamiltonian with d-wave superconductivity and competing antiferromagnetic (AF) interactions, the temperature (T) dependence of the vortex charge in high-Tc superconductors is investigated by numerically solving the Bogoliubov–de Gennes equations. The strength of the induced AF order inside the vortex core is T dependent. The vortex charge could be negative when the AF order with sufficient strength is present at low temperatures. At higher temperatures, the AF order may be completely suppressed and the vortex charge becomes positive. A first-order-like transition in the T-dependent vortex charge is seen near the critical temperature TAF. For an underdoped sample, the spatial profiles of the induced spin-density wave and the charge-density wave orders could have stripelike structures at TTs. As a result, a vortex charge discontinuity occurs at Ts.

Yan Chen; Z. D. Wang; C. S. Ting

2003-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceleration and vortex filaments in turbulence  

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We report recent results from a high resolution numerical study of fluid particles transported by a fully developed turbulent flow. Single particle trajectories were followed for a time range spanning more than three decades, from less than a tenth of the Kolmogorov time-scale up to one large-eddy turnover time. We present some results concerning acceleration statistics and the statistics of trapping by vortex filaments.

F. Toschi; L. Biferale; G. Boffetta; A. Celani; B. J. Devenish; A. Lanotte

2005-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Jet?vortex Interaction: A Numerical Study  

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The interaction of a vortex and a jet plays an important role for many industrial processes such as Carbon Black formation or combustion in diesel engines. The knowledge of physics of these phenomena is crucial for engineers but also for scientists who wish to reveal many interesting and complex issues hidden there. In this research we numerically investigate cases where a cylindrical reactor is charged with gas injected through five ports. The first one is located along the main axis of the cylinder and this leads to the formation of the main jet. The other four ports are situated along the side walls such that the gas entering the cylinder tangentially through them causes a vortex to be formed. The objective of this paper is to show the fundamental physical phenomena and also how the initial and boundary conditions influence the results. Our most important observation at this stage is that the mixing process is more intense if the vortex is inclined towards x?axis. The results are mainly shown as snapshots of gas velocity.

Catalin G. Ilea; Pawel Kosinski; Alex C. Hoffmann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Vortex Shielding for Fusion Energy Applications  

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Swirling liquid vortices can be used in fusion chambers to protect their first walls and critical elements from the harmful conditions resulting from fusion reactions. The beam tube structures in heavy ion fusion (HIF) must be shielded from high energy particles, such as neutrons, x-rays and vaporized coolant, that will cause damage. Here an annular wall jet, or vortex tube, is proposed for shielding and is generated by injecting liquid tangent to the inner surface of the tube both azimuthally and axially. Its effectiveness is closely related to the vortex tube flow properties. 3-D particle image velocimetry (PIV) is being conducted to precisely characterize its turbulent structure. The concept of annular vortex flow can be extended to a larger scale to serve as a liquid blanket for other inertial fusion and even magnetic fusion systems. For this purpose a periodic arrangement of injection and suction holes around the chamber circumference are used, generating the layer. Because it is important to match the index of refraction of the fluid with the tube material for optical measurement like PIV, a low viscosity mineral oil was identified and used that can also be employed to do scaled experiments of molten salts at high temperature.

Bardet, Philippe M. [University of California, Berkeley (United States); Supiot, Boris F. [University of California, Berkeley (United States); Peterson, Per F. [University of California, Berkeley (United States); Savas, Oemer [University of California, Berkeley (United States)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling in Modelica and position control of a 1-DoF set-up powered by pneumatic muscles  

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The characteristics of pneumatic artificial muscles – or McKibben muscles – make them of great interest for the development of robotic applications such as orthoses or certain wearable robots. In order to research the applicability of these actuators in marketable applications, an experimental one-degree-of-freedom set-up based on pneumatic muscles manufactured by Festo was built at Ikerlan. After the detailed description of the experimental set-up, the paper presents the modelling of a pneumatic muscle in Modelica as a new component totally compatible with objects from commercial libraries, thus enabling any mechatronic device that contains pneumatic muscles to be modelled. It then offers a description of the experiments performed to identify the model in the case of real pneumatic muscles. With a view to adjusting the static model to the experimental tests, the inclusion of a new polynomial term depending on muscle contraction is proposed by the authors. The paper then shows the complete model of the experimental set-up in Dymola/Modelica. The part related to the modelling ends with a validation of the model with experimental data. The experimental set-up is very non-linear and very difficult to control properly. As a reference, an enhanced PID controller was designed, and at the same time, a robust controller H? and a sliding-mode controller based on an observer were designed and implemented. After this, a position controller based on an internal pressure loop for each pneumatic muscle was tuned up. The paper goes into detail regarding each of the four position controllers designed, and finally, a comparison is made by means of experimental results.

Aron Pujana-Arrese; Anjel Mendizabal; Javier Arenas; Ramon Prestamero; Joseba Landaluze

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations  

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print In micrometer-sized magnetic thin films, the magnetization typically adopts an in-plane, circular configuration known...

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Novel Vortex Generator and Mode Converter for Electron Beams  

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A mode converter for electron vortex beams is described. Numerical simulations, confirmed by experiment, show that the converter transforms a vortex beam with a topological charge m=±1 into beams closely resembling Hermite-Gaussian HG10 and HG01 modes. The converter can be used as a mode discriminator or filter for electron vortex beams. Combining the converter with a phase plate turns a plane wave into modes with topological charge m=±1. This combination serves as a generator of electron vortex beams of high brilliance.

P. Schattschneider; M. Stöger-Pollach; J. Verbeeck

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Energy Separation And Lox Separation Studies In Vortex Tubes.  

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??Vortex Tube (VT) is a simple device having no moving mechanical parts, in which compressed gas at high pressure is injected through one or more… (more)

Behera, Upendra

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex motion rectification in Josephson junction arrays with a ratchet potential  

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By means of electrical transport measurements we have studied the rectified motion of vortices in ratchet potentials engineered on over-damped Josephson junction arrays. The rectified voltage as a function of the vortex density shows a maximum efficiency close a matching condition to the period of the ratchet potential indicating a collective vortex motion. Vortex current reversals where detected varying the driving force and vortex density revealing the influence of vortex-vortex interaction in the ratchet effect.

D. E. Shalom; H. Pastoriza

2004-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An application of vortex cancellation to vortex generator techniques in low speed wind tunnels  

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'lugs/ft-sec Axial distance between sets of vortex generators root chord lengths /Y Vertical dimension of duct cross section Tube height/Y in. none ~St i t ()i ()2 (), ( )?q Measured at station g 1 Measured at Station 0 8 Upstream srl... TABLE I II BOUNDARY LAYER PROFILE DATA IN THE VICINITY OF A VORTEX FILAMENT AT STATION 0 7 Tube Number I 2 3 4. 5 6 7 8 9 '10 I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ft-Fs in. H 0 1. 31 1. 31 1. 31 I . 26 1. 20...

Mount, Glynn O., Jr

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetry breaking in the formation of magnetic vortex states in a permalloy nanodisk  

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structure of magnetic vortex cores. Science 298, 6. Fischer,Magnetic Material Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Magnetic vortex core observation in circular dots of Permalloy. Science

Im, Mi-Young

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced vortex element Sample Search Results  

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method of plasma Summary: with the new simple explanation of the energy separation in vortex tubes described here. Advanced numerical... vortex method of plasma insulation and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated vortex ring Sample Search Results  

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left behind... forces were derived from the vortex rings, assuming all propulsive energy to be compiled in the rings... , ending up in a separate vortex ... Source:...

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Transverse energy circulation and the edge diffraction of an optical vortex beam  

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Edge diffraction of a circular Laguerre–Gaussian beam represents an example of the optical vortex symmetry breakdown in which the hidden “vortex” energy...

Bekshaev, Aleksandr Ya; Mohammed, Kadhim A; Kurka, Ivan A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Water gate array for current flow or tidal movement pneumatic harnessing system  

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The invention, which provides a system for harnessing power from current flow or tidal movement in a body of water, comprises first and second hydro-pneumatic chambers each having ingress and egress below the water surface near the river or ocean floor and water gates operative to open or seal the ports to the passage of water. In an exemplary embodiment, the gates are sychronized by shafts so that the ingress ports of each chamber are connected to the egress ports of each other chamber. Thus, one set of gates is closed, while the other is open, thereby allowing water to flow into one chamber and build air pressure therein and allowing water to flow out of the other chamber and create a partial vacuum therein. A pipe connects the chambers, and an air turbine harnesses the air movement within the pipe. When water levels are equilibrated, the open set of gates is closed by a counterweight, and the other set is allowed to open by natural force of the water differential. The water gates may be comprised of a plurality of louvers which are ganged for simultaneous opening and closing. The system is designed to operate with air turbines or other pneumatic devices. Its design minimizes construction cost and environmental impact, yet provides a clean renewable energy source.

Gorlov, Alexander M. (Brookline, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Magnetorotational instability, current relaxation, and current-vortex sheet  

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The conjugate effect of current relaxation and of current-vortex sheet formation on the magnetorotational instability is explored in a conducting fluid. It is found that the relative amplification of the magnetic viscosity from marginal stability to the instability determined by the maximum growth rate is around 924% when resistive effects dominate, while the corresponding quantity is around 220% in the ideal limit. This shows that the conjugate influence is much more efficient to amplify the magnetic viscosity than just the effect due to the standard magnetic tension. It is also found that the magnitude of the magnetic viscosity is effectively enhanced by the conjugate influence. The results presented here may contribute to the understanding of the various processes that play a significant role in the mechanism of anomalous viscosity observed in Keplerian disks. It is argued that the new effect shall be relevant in thin accretion disks. It is also mentioned that the proposed formulation may be of interest for some theories of magnetic reconnection. Possible extensions of this work are suggested.

Silveira, F. E. M. [Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adélia, 166, CEP 09210-170, Bairro Bangu, Santo André, SP (Brazil)] [Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adélia, 166, CEP 09210-170, Bairro Bangu, Santo André, SP (Brazil); Galvão, R. M. O. [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa R, 187, CEP 05508-090, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP (Brazil)] [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa R, 187, CEP 05508-090, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

90

Vortex Dynamics for the Ginzburg-Landau-Schrödinger Equation  

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The initial value problem for the Ginzburg-Landau-Schr\\"odinger equation is examined in the $\\epsilon \\rightarrow 0$ limit under two main assumptions on the initial data $\\phi^\\epsilon$. The first assumption is that $\\phi^\\epsilon$ exhibits $m$ distinct vortices of degree $\\pm 1$; these are described as points of concentration of the Jacobian $[J\\phi^\\epsilon]$ of $\\phi^\\epsilon$. Second, we assume energy bounds consistent with vortices at the points of concentration. Under these assumptions, we identify ``vortex structures'' in the $\\epsilon \\rightarrow 0$ limit of $\\phi^\\epsilon$ and show that these structures persist in the solution $u^\\epsilon(t)$ of $GLS_\\epsilon$. We derive ordinary differential equations which govern the motion of the vortices in the $\\epsilon \\rightarrow 0$ limit. The limiting system of ordinary differential equations is a Hamitonian flow governed by the renormalized energy of Bethuel, Brezis and H\\'elein. Our arguments rely on results about the structural stability of vortices which are proved in a separate paper.

James Ellis Colliander; Robert L. Jerrard

1997-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

91

Detailed stability analysis of electroweak strings  

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We give a detailed stability analysis of the Z-string in the standard electroweak model. We identify the mode that determines the stability of the string and numerically map the region of parameter space where the string is stable. For sin2?W = 0.23, we find that the strings are unstable for a Higgs mass larger than 23 GeV. Given the latest constraints of the Higgs mass from LEP, this shows that, if the standard electroweak model is realized in nature, the existing vortex solutions are unstable.

Margaret James; Leandros Perivolaropoulos; Tanmay Vachaspati

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

High Steady-State Accuracy Pneumatic Servo Positioning System with PVA/PV Control and Friction Compensation  

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is needed. The cause of the steady-state error for a pneumatic servo system with an open-center servo valve in Figure 1. A rodless cylinder and an open-center servo valve both made by Festo are utilized cvf Coefficient of viscous friction ba mm && , Mass flow rate into chamber A & B fa, fb Flow rate

Bone, Gary

93

Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations  

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print Wednesday, 28 March 2007 00:00 In micrometer-sized magnetic thin films, the magnetization typically adopts an in-plane, circular configuration known as a magnetic vortex. At the vortex core, the magnetization turns sharply out of the plane, pointing either up or down. Magnetic data storage based on this binary phenomenon is an intriguing concept, but it would require the ability to flip the vortex cores on demand. Because these structures are highly stable, very strong magnetic fields of around half a tesla (approximately one-third the field of the strongest permanent magnet) were previously thought to be necessary to accomplish this. At the ALS, a team of researchers from Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. has used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) to observe vortex motion and demonstrate the feasibility of using weak magnetic fields as low as 1.5 millitesla (mT) to reverse the direction of a vortex core. The observed switching mechanism, which can be understood within the framework of micromagnetic theory, gives insights into basic magnetization dynamics and their possible application to data storage technologies.

94

Finned Tube With Vortex Generators For A Heat Exchanger.  

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A system for and method of manufacturing a finned tube for a heat exchanger is disclosed herein. A continuous fin strip is provided with at least one pair of vortex generators. A tube is rotated and linearly displaced while the continuous fin strip with vortex generators is spirally wrapped around the tube.

Sohal, Monohar S. (Idaho Falls, ID); O'Brien, James E. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

95

ENERGY LEVEL SPECTROSCOPY OF A BOUND VORTEX-ANTIVORTEX PAIR  

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vortex- antivortex (VAV) state in an annular Josephson junction. The bound VAV pair is formed microwave spectroscopy. Keywords: Macroscopic quantum effects, long Josephson junctions, vortex­9]. Most of the studied systems, such as dc-biased Josephson junctions (JJ), supercon- ducting quantum

Wallraff, Andreas

96

Dynamics of Magnetized Vortex Tubes in the Solar Chromosphere  

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We use 3D radiative MHD simulations to investigate the formation and dynamics of small-scale (less than 0.5 Mm in diameter) vortex tubes spontaneously generated by turbulent convection in quiet-Sun regions with initially weak mean magnetic fields. The results show that the vortex tubes penetrate into the chromosphere and substantially affect the structure and dynamics of the solar atmosphere. The vortex tubes are mostly concentrated in intergranular lanes and are characterized by strong (near sonic) downflows and swirling motions that capture and twist magnetic field lines, forming magnetic flux tubes that expand with height and which attain magnetic field strengths ranging from 200 G in the chromosphere to more than 1 kG in the photosphere. We investigate in detail the physical properties of these vortex tubes, including thermodynamic properties, flow dynamics, and kinetic and current helicities, and conclude that magnetized vortex tubes provide an important path for energy and momentum transfer from the con...

Kitiashvili, I N; Mansour, N N; Wray, A A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Irreversible flow of vortex matter: Polycrystal and amorphous phases Paolo Moretti and M.-Carmen Miguel  

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systems exhibiting this phenomenol- ogy, flux line vortex lattices in type II superconductors rep- resent

Miguel-Lopez, Carmen

98

Potential Flow Model of a Vortex Street Near a Fish-like Body  

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Potential Flow Model of a Vortex Street Near a Fish-like Body Joshua Brulé, University of Maryland to inviscid, irrotational solutions of Navier-Stokes · Vortex potential: "A model of the lateral line of fish for vortex sensing." Ren Z, Mohseni K. 2012 #12;Vortex near a (circular) fish · (Insert your own spherical

Anlage, Steven

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Vortex-vacancy interactions in two-dimensional easy-plane magnets G. M. Wysin  

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Vortex-vacancy interactions in two-dimensional easy-plane magnets G. M. Wysin Department of Physics of a magnetic vacancy site on a nearby magnetic vortex are analyzed on square, hexagonal and triangular lattices. When the vortex is centered on a vacancy, the critical anisotropies where the stable vortex structure

Wysin, Gary

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The potential for dense phase pneumatic conveying on FBC`s  

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Dense phase pneumatic conveying has many potential application areas on FBC`S. These include fuel feed, bed ash and sorbent handling. Also the conveying of ash from various parts of the boiler gas clean up system, either for reinjection to the boiler or conveying to storage. The materials being handled can be abrasive, hot and a wide range of particle sizes. Each application area must be considered and may require different types of equipment in each case to achieve economic reliable conveying. The paper describes the various forms of equipment that can be applied to each of the application areas, and explains the possibilities and limitations that exist in each case. Examples of working installations will be described.

Snowdon, B. [Clyde Pneumatic Conveying Ltd., Doncaster (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations  

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print In micrometer-sized magnetic thin films, the magnetization typically adopts an in-plane, circular configuration known as a magnetic vortex. At the vortex core, the magnetization turns sharply out of the plane, pointing either up or down. Magnetic data storage based on this binary phenomenon is an intriguing concept, but it would require the ability to flip the vortex cores on demand. Because these structures are highly stable, very strong magnetic fields of around half a tesla (approximately one-third the field of the strongest permanent magnet) were previously thought to be necessary to accomplish this. At the ALS, a team of researchers from Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. has used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) to observe vortex motion and demonstrate the feasibility of using weak magnetic fields as low as 1.5 millitesla (mT) to reverse the direction of a vortex core. The observed switching mechanism, which can be understood within the framework of micromagnetic theory, gives insights into basic magnetization dynamics and their possible application to data storage technologies.

102

Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations  

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print In micrometer-sized magnetic thin films, the magnetization typically adopts an in-plane, circular configuration known as a magnetic vortex. At the vortex core, the magnetization turns sharply out of the plane, pointing either up or down. Magnetic data storage based on this binary phenomenon is an intriguing concept, but it would require the ability to flip the vortex cores on demand. Because these structures are highly stable, very strong magnetic fields of around half a tesla (approximately one-third the field of the strongest permanent magnet) were previously thought to be necessary to accomplish this. At the ALS, a team of researchers from Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. has used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) to observe vortex motion and demonstrate the feasibility of using weak magnetic fields as low as 1.5 millitesla (mT) to reverse the direction of a vortex core. The observed switching mechanism, which can be understood within the framework of micromagnetic theory, gives insights into basic magnetization dynamics and their possible application to data storage technologies.

103

Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations  

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Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print Magnetic Vortex Core Reversal by Low-Field Excitations Print In micrometer-sized magnetic thin films, the magnetization typically adopts an in-plane, circular configuration known as a magnetic vortex. At the vortex core, the magnetization turns sharply out of the plane, pointing either up or down. Magnetic data storage based on this binary phenomenon is an intriguing concept, but it would require the ability to flip the vortex cores on demand. Because these structures are highly stable, very strong magnetic fields of around half a tesla (approximately one-third the field of the strongest permanent magnet) were previously thought to be necessary to accomplish this. At the ALS, a team of researchers from Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. has used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) to observe vortex motion and demonstrate the feasibility of using weak magnetic fields as low as 1.5 millitesla (mT) to reverse the direction of a vortex core. The observed switching mechanism, which can be understood within the framework of micromagnetic theory, gives insights into basic magnetization dynamics and their possible application to data storage technologies.

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MHK Technologies/Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy VIVACE |  

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Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy VIVACE Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy VIVACE < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy VIVACE.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Vortex Hydro Energy LLC Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the University of Michigan Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Reciprocating Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4: Proof of Concept Technology Description The VIVACE (Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy) device is based on the extensively studied phenomenon of Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV), which was first observed five-hundred years ago by Leonardo DaVinci in the form of 'Aeolian Tones.' VIV results from vortices forming and shedding on the downstream side of a bluff body in a current. Vortex shedding alternates from one side to the other, thereby creating a vibration or oscillation. The VIV phenomenon is non-linear, which means it can produce useful energy at high efficiency over a wide range of current speeds and directions.This converter is unlike any existing technology, as it does not use turbines, propellers, or dams. VIVACE converts the horizontal hydrokinetic energy of currents into cylinder mechanical energy. The latter is then converted to electricity through electric power generators.

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Optimizing the parameters of a system for pulsed pneumatic transportation of ash from electric precipitators at thermal power stations and putting this system into operation  

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Results from analysis of the effect of changes in the ash layer structure on the layer’s physical parameters are presented. Principles of designing a system for pneumatic transportation of ash in a pulsed mode...

V. K. Konovalov; O. V. Yashkin; V. V. Ermakov

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Vortex configurations of bosons in an optical lattice  

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The single-vortex problem in a strongly correlated bosonic system is investigated self-consistently within the mean-field theory of the Bose-Hubbard model. Near the superfluid-Mott-insulator transition, the vortex core has a tendency toward the Mott-insulating phase, with the core particle density approaching the nearest commensurate value. If the nearest-neighbor repulsion exists, the charge-density wave order may develop locally in the core. The evolution of the vortex configuration from the strong- to weak-coupling regions is studied. This phenomenon can be observed in systems of rotating ultracold atoms in optical lattices and Josephson-junction arrays.

Wu Congjun; Zhang Shoucheng [Department of Physics, McCullough Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4045 (United States); Chen Handong [Department of Applied Physics, McCullough Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4045 (United States); Hu Jiangpiang [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Monopole-Antimonopole Chains and Vortex Rings  

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We consider static axially symmetric solutions of SU(2) Yang-Mills-Higgs theory. The simplest such solutions represent monopoles, multimonopoles and monopole-antimonopole pairs. In general such solutions are characterized by two integers, the winding number m of their polar angle, and the winding number n of their azimuthal angle. For solutions with n=1 and n=2, the Higgs field vanishes at m isolated points along the symmetry axis, which are associated with the locations of m monopoles and antimonopoles of charge n. These solutions represent chains of m monopoles and antimonopoles in static equilibrium. For larger values of n, totally different configurations arise, where the Higgs field vanishes on one or more rings, centered around the symmetry axis. We discuss the properties of such monopole-antimonopole chains and vortex rings, in particular their energies and magnetic dipole moments, and we study the influence of a finite Higgs self-coupling constant on these solutions.

Burkhard Kleihaus; Jutta Kunz; Yasha Shnir

2004-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

108

Integrated multi vector vortex beam generator  

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A novel method to generate and manipulate vector vortex beams in an integrated, ring resonator based geometry is proposed. We show numerically that a ring resonator, with an appropriate grating, addressed by a vertically displaced access waveguide emits a complex optical field. The emitted beam possesses a specific polarization topology, and consequently a transverse intensity profile and orbital angular momentum. We propose a combination of several concentric ring resonators, addressed with different bus guides, to generate arbitrary orbital angular momentum qudit states, which could potentially be used for classical and quantum communications. Finally, we demonstrate numerically that this device works as an orbital angular momentum sorter with an average cross-talk of -10 dB between different orbital angular momentum channels.

Sebastian A. Schulz; Taras Machula; Ebrahim Karimi; Robert W. Boyd

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A new hybrid pneumatic combustion engine to improve fuel consumption of wind–Diesel power system for non-interconnected areas  

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This paper presents an evaluation of an optimized Hybrid Pneumatic-Combustion Engine (HPCE) concept that permits reducing fuel consumption for electricity production in non-interconnected remote areas, originally equipped with hybrid Wind–Diesel System (WDS). Up to now, most of the studies on the pneumatic hybridization of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) have dealt with two-stroke pure pneumatic mode. The few studies that have dealt with hybrid pneumatic-combustion four-stroke mode require adding a supplementary valve to charge compressed air in the combustion chamber. This modification means that a new cylinder head should be fabricated. Moreover, those studies focus on spark ignition engines and are not yet validated for Diesel engines. Present HPCE is capable of making a Diesel engine operate under two-stroke pneumatic motor mode, two-stroke pneumatic pump mode and four-stroke hybrid mode, without needing an additional valve in the combustion chamber. This fact constitutes this study’s strength and innovation. The evaluation of the concept is based on ideal thermodynamic cycle modeling. The optimized valve actuation timings for all modes lead to generic maps that are independent of the engine size. The fuel economy is calculated for a known site during a whole year, function of the air storage volume and the wind power penetration rate.

Tammam Basbous; Rafic Younes; Adrian Ilinca; Jean Perron

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for  

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Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for targeted cancer-cell destruction Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for targeted cancer-cell destruction Magnetic microdisks Reflection optical microscope image of a dried suspension of the discs prepared via magnetron sputtering and optical lithography. Magnetic spin vortex Model of magnetic-vortex spin distribution in a disc. Users from Argonne's Materials Science Division and University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, working collaboratively on a user science project with CNM's Nanobio Interfaces Group, have discovered that nanostructured magnetic materials offer exciting avenues for probing cell mechanics, activating mechanosensitive ion channels, and advancing potential cancer therapies. Their new report describes an approach based on interfacing cells with lithographically defined microdiscs (1-micron

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A study on passive methods of vortex induced vibrations suppression  

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A number of engineering systems, including those found in offshore operations, are often affected by vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). This phenomenon is caused by the interaction between a structure and shed vortices which ...

Galvao, Richardo A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental demonstration of vortex pancake in high temperature superconductor  

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In order to demonstrate the existence of the vortex pancake in high temperature superconductor experimentally, a configuration in which the current...E-j relation obtained with this electrodes spatial configurati...

Wei-xian Wang; Yu-heng Zhang

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine | Open Energy  

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SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Elemental Energy Technologies Limited ABN 46 128 491 903 Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description A revolutionary vortex reaction turbine branded the SeaUrchin an advanced third generation marine turbine technology capable of delivering inexpensive small to large scale baseload or predictable electricity by harnessing the kinetic energy of free flowing ocean currents tides and rivers Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 55:15.2

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Axisymmetric-coherent-vortex states in current-driven Josephson-junction arrays  

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We present results from an extensive analysis of the dynamic response of Josephson-junction arrays driven by external currents of the form [ital I]=[ital I][sub dc]+[ital I][sub ac]sin(2[pi][nu][ital t]). The dynamics is given by the resistively shunted Josephson-junction model with Johnson noise. We find a stationary [ital axisymmetric][minus][ital coherent][minus][ital vortex] [ital state] (ACVS) away from equilibrium and above a minimum lattice size ([similar to]20[times]20) whenever the initial state has at least one antivortex and a vortex. The ACVS is characterized by tilted rows of oscillating positive and negative vortices, produced by the combined effect of the driving current plus the collective coupling of the nonlinear Josephson oscillators. The ACVS is manifested in the current-voltage characteristics as giant half-integer Shapiro steps, leading to period-two resonances in the spectral function. The stability and properties of the ACVS are studied as a function of frequency, temperature, disorder, edge magnetic fields, and lattice sizes. It is found that the ACVS is a very robust two-dimensional dynamical state that is produced under very diverse circumstances. A connection between the ACVS and half-integer steps seen in proximity effect arrays in zero field is also discussed.

Dominguez, D.; Jose, J.V. (Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex precession frequency and its amplitude-dependent shift in cylindrical nanomagnets  

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Frequency of free magnetic vortex precession in circular soft ferromagnetic nano-cylinders (magnetic dots) of various sizes is an important parameter, used in design of spintronic devices (such as spin-torque microwave nano-oscillators) and characterization of magnetic nanostructures. Here, using a recently developed collective-variable approach to non-linear dynamics of magnetic textures in planar nano-magnets, this frequency and its amplitude-dependent shift are computed analytically and plotted for the full range of cylinder geometries. The frequency shift is positive in large planar dots, but becomes negative in smaller and more elongated ones. At certain dot dimensions, a zero frequency shift is realized, which can be important for enhancing frequency stability of magnetic nano-oscillators.

Metlov, Konstantin L., E-mail: metlov@fti.dn.ua [Donetsk Institute for Physics and Technology NAS, Donetsk 83114 (Ukraine)

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Roles of an Expanding Wind Field and Inertial Stability in Tropical Cyclone Secondary Eyewall Formation  

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that is configured as a balanced vortex model. Given the symmetric tangential wind and temperature structure from WRFThe Roles of an Expanding Wind Field and Inertial Stability in Tropical Cyclone Secondary Eyewall and Forecasting Model (WRF) is used to simulate secondary eyewall formation (SEF) in a tropical cyclone (TC

Kossin, James P.

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Wave–vortex interactions in the nonlinear Schrödinger equation  

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This is a theoretical study of wave–vortex interaction effects in the two-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which is a useful conceptual model for the limiting dynamics of superfluid quantum condensates at zero temperature. The particular wave–vortex interaction effects are associated with the scattering and refraction of small-scale linear waves by the straining flows induced by quantized point vortices and, crucially, with the concomitant nonlinear back-reaction, the remote recoil, that these scattered waves exert on the vortices. Our detailed model is a narrow, slowly varying wavetrain of small-amplitude waves refracted by one or two vortices. Weak interactions are studied using a suitable perturbation method in which the nonlinear recoil force on the vortex then arises at second order in wave amplitude, and is computed in terms of a Magnus-type force expression for both finite and infinite wavetrains. In the case of an infinite wavetrain, an explicit asymptotic formula for the scattering angle is also derived and cross-checked against numerical ray tracing. Finally, under suitable conditions a wavetrain can be so strongly refracted that it collapses all the way onto a zero-size point vortex. This is a strong wave–vortex interaction by definition. The conditions for such a collapse are derived and the validity of ray tracing theory during the singular collapse is investigated.

Guo, Yuan, E-mail: yuanguo@cims.nyu.edu; Bühler, Oliver [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)] [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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UBIQUITOUS SOLAR ERUPTIONS DRIVEN BY MAGNETIZED VORTEX TUBES  

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The solar surface is covered by high-speed jets transporting mass and energy into the solar corona and feeding the solar wind. The most prominent of these jets have been known as spicules. However, the mechanism initiating these eruption events is still unknown. Using realistic numerical simulations we find that small-scale eruptions are produced by ubiquitous magnetized vortex tubes generated by the Sun's turbulent convection in subsurface layers. The swirling vortex tubes (resembling tornadoes) penetrate into the solar atmosphere, capture and stretch background magnetic field, and push the surrounding material up, generating shocks. Our simulations reveal complicated high-speed flow patterns and thermodynamic and magnetic structure in the erupting vortex tubes. The main new results are: (1) the eruptions are initiated in the subsurface layers and are driven by high-pressure gradients in the subphotosphere and photosphere and by the Lorentz force in the higher atmosphere layers; (2) the fluctuations in the vortex tubes penetrating into the chromosphere are quasi-periodic with a characteristic period of 2-5 minutes; and (3) the eruptions are highly non-uniform: the flows are predominantly downward in the vortex tube cores and upward in their surroundings; the plasma density and temperature vary significantly across the eruptions.

Kitiashvili, I. N.; Kosovichev, A. G. [Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Lele, S. K.; Mansour, N. N.; Wray, A. A., E-mail: irinasun@stanford.edu [Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Yang, Yi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00 Magnetic...

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Generation and Propagation of Inertia Gravity Waves from Vortex Dipoles and Jets Shuguang Wang  

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Generation and Propagation of Inertia Gravity Waves from Vortex Dipoles and Jets Shuguang Wang generation and propagation from jets within idealized vortex dipoles using a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model, moist convection, fronts, upper level jets, geostrophic adjustment and spontaneous generation (Fritts

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Bifurcation to vortex solutions in superconducting lms  

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) and the geometry of the sample. Typically, a type I superconductor will change phase by means of phase boundaries superconductors the phase change is more grad- ual, with the superconductor #12;rst forming a mixed state in which-nonlinear stability analysis is performed, and the possible responses of the material are classi#12;ed. Finally

Chapman, Jon

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Mutual Chern-Simons gauge theory of spontaneous vortex phase  

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We apply the mutual Chern-Simons effective theory [Kou, Qi, and Weng, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235102 (2005)] of the doped Mott insulator to the study of the so-called spontaneous vortex phase in the low-temperature pseudogap region, which is characterized by strong unconventional superconducting fluctuations. An effective description for the spontaneous vortex phase is derived from the general mutual Chern-Simons Lagrangian, based on which the physical properties including the diamagnetism, spin paramagnetism, magnetoresistance, and the Nernst coefficient, have been quantitatively calculated. The phase boundaries of the spontaneous vortex phase, which sits between the onset temperature Tv and the superconducting transition temperature Tc, are also determined within the same framework. The results are consistent with the experimental measurements of the cuprates.

Xiao-Liang Qi and Zheng-Yu Weng

2007-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ubiquitous Solar Eruptions Driven by Magnetized Vortex Tubes  

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The solar surface is covered by high-speed jets transporting mass and energy into the solar corona and feeding the solar wind. The most prominent of these jets have been known as spicules. However, the mechanism initiating these eruptions events is still unknown. Using realistic numerical simulations we find that small-scale eruptions are produced by ubiquitous magnetized vortex tubes generated by the Sun's turbulent convection in subsurface layers. The swirling vortex tubes (resembling tornadoes) penetrate into the solar atmosphere, capture and stretch background magnetic field, and push surrounding material up, generating quasiperiodic shocks. Our simulations reveal a complicated high-speed flow patterns, and thermodynamic and magnetic structure in the erupting vortex tubes. We found that the eruptions are initiated in the subsurface layers and are driven by the high-pressure gradients in the subphotosphere and photosphere, and by the Lorentz force in the higher atmosphere layers.

Kitiashvili, I N; Lele, S K; Mansour, N N; Wray, A A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of surface tension on the Moore singularity of vortex sheet dynamics  

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The effect of surface tension on the Moore singularity of vortex sheet dynamics F. de la Hoz , M's singularities by surface tension in the evolution of vortex sheets and its dependence on Weber number (which is inversely proportional to surface tension coefficient). The curvature of the vortex sheet, instead

Fontelos, Marco

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Traveling Waves from the Arclength Parameterization: Vortex Sheets with Surface Tension  

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Traveling Waves from the Arclength Parameterization: Vortex Sheets with Surface Tension Benjamin for the vortex sheet with surface tension. We use the angle- arclength description of the interface rather than prove that there exist traveling vortex sheets with surface tension bifurcating from equilibrium. We

Wright, J. Douglas

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Development of vortex state in circular magnetic nanodots: Theory and experiment RID A-9247-2009  

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magnetic vortex. The vortex-core diameter is controlled by competing magnetic energy contributions. For 20-nm-thick Fe dots, the values of the critical diameter (58-60 nm) and the vortex core (16-19 nm) are in very good agreement between the different...

Mejia-Lopez, J.; Altbir, D.; Landeros, P.; Escrig, J.; Romero, A. H.; Roshchin, Igor V.; Li, C-P; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Batlle, X.; Schuller, Ivan K.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 129 On Velocity Structure Functions and the Spherical Vortex Model for  

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the stretched-spiral vortex has been suc- cessfully applied to the calculation of the energy spectrum,6 and some for larger scales is perhaps questionable. Most quantitative vortex-based models have utilized tube and sheetCALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 129 On Velocity Structure Functions and the Spherical Vortex Model

Barr, Al

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Vortex reconnections in atomic condensates at finite temperature A. J. Allen1  

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, reconnections of stream lines, vortex lines and magnetic flux tubes change the topology of the flowVortex reconnections in atomic condensates at finite temperature A. J. Allen1 , S. Zuccher2 , M (Dated: May 28, 2014) The study of vortex reconnections is an essential ingredient of understanding

Zuccher, Simone

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Vortex Formation in a Plasma Interacting with Neutral Flow  

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Recently, it has been observed that there exists a class of vortices which rotates in the opposite direction to ExB drift (referred to as anti-ExB vortex). This result suggests that a predominant force other than electric field is acting on ions. It is found that momentum transport and resultant force generation through the interaction between ions and neutral flow play an essential role on anti-ExB vortex formation. The existence of inward neutral flow, which drives the ions in the anti-ExB direction, has been confirmed using a newly-developed high-resolution laser induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy system.

Tanaka, M. Y.; Ogiwara, K.; Etoh, S. [Department of High Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga-koen 6-1, Kasuga 816-8580 (Japan); Aramaki, M. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Yoshimura, S. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Oroshi 322-6, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Varanjes, J. [Center for Plasma Astrophysics, Celestijnenlaan 200 B 3001 Leuven (Belgium)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Analysis of Vortex Dynamics For Shallow Tidal Inlets  

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LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF VORTEX DYNAMICS FOR SHALLOW TIDAL INLETS A Thesis by KERRI ANN WHILDEN Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2009... Major Subject: Ocean Engineering LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF VORTEX DYNAMICS FOR SHALLOW TIDAL INLETS A Thesis by KERRI ANN WHILDEN Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree...

Whilden, Kerri Ann

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Field dependence of the vortex structure in d-wave and s-wave superconductors  

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We study the vortex structure and its field dependence within the framework of the quasiclassical Eilenberger theory to find the difference between the dx2-y2- and s-wave pairings. We clarify the effect of the dx2-y2-wave nature and the vortex lattice effect on the vortex structure of the pair potential, the internal field and the local density of states. The dx2-y2-wave pairing introduces a fourfold-symmetric structure around each vortex core. With increasing field, their contribution becomes significant to the whole structure of the vortex lattice state, depending on the vortex lattice’s configuration. It is reflected in the form factor of the internal field, which may be detected by small-angle neutron scattering, or the resonance line shape of muon spin resonance and NMR experiments. We also study the induced s- and dxy-wave components around the vortex in dx2-y2-wave superconductors.

Masanori Ichioka; Akiko Hasegawa; Kazushige Machida

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of the core energy in the vortex Nernst effect  

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We present an analytical study of diamagnetism and transport in a film with superconducting phase fluctuations, formulated in terms of vortex dynamics within the Debye-Hückel approximation. We find that the diamagnetic and Nernst signals decay strongly with temperature in a manner that is dictated by the vortex core energy. Using the theory to interpret Nernst measurements of underdoped La2?xSrxCuO4 above the critical temperature regime, we obtain a considerably better fit to the data than a fit based on Gaussian order-parameter fluctuations. Our results indicate that the core energy in this system scales roughly with the critical temperature and is significantly smaller than expected from BCS theory. Furthermore, it is necessary to assume that the vortex mobility is much larger than the Bardeen-Stephen value in order to reconcile conductivity measurements with the same vortex picture. Therefore, either the Nernst signal is not due to fluctuating vortices, or vortices in underdoped La2?xSrxCuO4 have highly unconventional properties.

Gideon Wachtel and Dror Orgad

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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New vortex ring configurations for the MAP dyon solutions  

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Electrically charged magnetic solutions of SU (2) Yang-Mills-Higgs theory with net zero topological charge has been obtained as axially symmetric saddle-point solutions in Ref. [1]. These solutions are characterized by an integer the winding number n of their azimuthal angle ? and an electric charge parameter 0vortex ring configuration with n=2 ?=0.65 and varying Higgs field strength. Our observations showed that beside the fundamental solution which is an electrically charged MAP solution there also exist two other branches of eclectically charged vortex ring solutions which both appear at ?=20.45. The difference in total energy between these two branches of solution is very small but the difference in diameter of vortex rings of the two branches is quite significant. Finding of a branching phenomena in presence of a fundamental MAP solution has been for the first time. In Ref. [2] new branching solutions occur for the electrically neutral case in presence of fundamental vortex ring solutions but not for the fundamental MAP solution.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creation and pinning of vortex-antivortex pairs  

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Computer modeling is reported about the creation and pinning of a magnetic vortex-antivortex (V-AV) pair in a superconducting thin film, due to the magnetic field of a vertical magnetic dipole above the film, and two antidot pins inside the film...

Kim, Sangbum; Hu, Chia-Ren; Andrews, Malcolm J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex trimer in three-component Bose-Einstein condensates  

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Vortex trimer is predicted in three-component Bose-Einstein condensates with internal coherent couplings. The molecule is made by three constituent vortices which are bounded by domain walls of the relative phases. We show that the shape and the size of the molecule can be controlled by changing the internal coherent couplings.

Minoru Eto; Muneto Nitta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Simulations of Parallel BladeVortex Interactions  

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= perturbation pressure coefficient, p ps= 1 2 1U2 1 c = rotor blade chord p = instantaneous airfoil surface­vortex interaction computations Introduction A MAJOR source of rotorcraft noise is generated by the rotor blades on the rotor blades. BVI noise is especially important because it is known to propagate out

Alonso, Juan J.

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WAVE-VORTEX INTERACTIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, AND CLIMATE  

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parcel dynamics, linear modes, balan- ced models, gravity waves, weather and climate prediction Introduction Numerical weather and climate prediction is complicated because only the flow scales larger thanWAVE-VORTEX INTERACTIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, AND CLIMATE PREDICTION Onno Bokhove Numerical Analysis

Vellekoop, Michel

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Modified Black Hole with Polar Jet and Vortex  

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There are many models relating an accretion disk of Black Hole to jet outflow. The herein heuristic model describes the continuation of an external accretion disk to an internal accretion disk for less than Black Hole horizon, and subsequent polar jet outflow along polar axis out of polar vortex wherein the event horizon is no longer descriptive.

T. Tmmalm

2001-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex strings in electric dipole radiation near a mirror  

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Abstract The energy flow pattern of the radiation emitted by an oscillating electric dipole near a mirror has a complicated structure, including numerous singularities and vortices. We consider the flow lines of energy in the plane through the surface normal and the oscillation direction of the dipole. It is shown that the vortices are due to the vanishing of the magnetic field at their centers. The locations of the vortices have the appearance of beads on strings, and there are four such strings. The rotation direction of the energy flow for each vortex on a given string is the same. There are two strings with clockwise rotation and two strings with counterclockwise rotation. Field lines of energy flow either start or end at the center of a vortex. For a given string, field lines end at each vortex or field lines start at each vortex. There are two strings on which field lines end at the centers of the vortices, and there are two strings on which field lines start inside the vortices.

Xin Li; Henk F. Arnoldus

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin Stability  

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Stability Stability of Asymmetrically Charged Plasma Dust I. H. Hutchinson Plasma Science and Fusion Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA Recently it has been reported that, under some circumstances, dust particles sus- pended in the sheath edge are observed to spin [1, 2, 3]. The present paper shows that there is a natural electrostatic mechanism that should cause even perfectly spherical par- ticles in a perfectly irrotational, magnetic-field-free flowing plasma to spin. The stability criterion and the final spin state are obtained[4]. When the particle is made of an insulating material, it can support potential dif- ferences around its surface. In the limit of zero conductivity, and ignoring all charging effects other than electron or ion collection, the surface charge density accumulates in such a way as to bring the local electric current density to zero.

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Laser Stabilization  

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This book chapter covers the basics of the field of stabilizing lasers to optical frequency references such as optical cavities and molecular transitions via the application of servo control systems. These discussions are given with reference to the real-life frequency metrology experienced in Hall-Labs (now Ye-Labs), JILA, University of Colorado. The subjects covered include: the basics of control system stability, a discussion of both the theoretical and experimental limitations, an outline of optical cavity susceptibility to environmental noise, and a brief introduction to the use and limitations of molecular transitions as frequency references.

Hall, John L.; Taubman, Matthew S.; Ye, Jun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gap formation and stability in non-isothermal protoplanetary discs  

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Several observations of transition discs show lopsided dust-distributions. A potential explanation is the formation of a large-scale vortex acting as a dust-trap at the edge of a gap opened by a giant planet. Numerical models of gap-edge vortices have thus far employed locally isothermal discs, but the theory of this vortex-forming or `Rossby wave' instability was originally developed for adiabatic discs. We generalise the study of planetary gap stability to non-isothermal discs using customised numerical simulations of disc-planet systems where the planet opens an unstable gap. We include in the energy equation a simple cooling function with cooling timescale $t_c=\\beta\\Omega_k^{-1}$, where $\\Omega_k$ is the Keplerian frequency, and examine the effect of $\\beta$ on the stability of gap edges and vortex lifetimes. We find increasing $\\beta$ lowers the growth rate of non-axisymmetric perturbations, and the dominant azimuthal wavenumber $m$ decreases. We find a quasi-steady state consisting of one large-scale, ...

Les, Robert

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex motion in Josephson-junction arrays near f=0 and f=1/2  

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We study vortex motion in two-dimensional Josephson arrays at magnetic fields near zero and one-half flux quanta per plaquette (f=0 and f=1/2). The array is modeled as a network of resistively and capacitively shunted Josephson junctions at temperature T=0. Calculations are carried out over a range of the McCumber-Stewart junction damping parameter ?. Near both f=0 and f=1/2, the I-V characteristics exhibit two critical currents, Ic1(f) and Ic2(f), representing the critical current for depinning a single vortex, and for depinning the entire ground-state phase configuration. Near f=0, single vortex motion just above Ic1(0) leads to Josephson-like voltage oscillations. The motion of the vortex is seemingly overdamped (i.e., nonhysteretic) even when the individual junction parameters are highly underdamped, in agreement with experiments. At sufficiently large ?, and sufficiently high vortex velocity, the vortex breaks up into a row of resistively switched junctions perpendicular to the current. Near f=1/2, the vortex potential, and corresponding vortex trajectories, are more complicated than near f=0. Nevertheless, the vortex is still ‘‘overdamped’’ even when the individual junctions are highly underdamped, and there is still row-switching behavior at large values of ?. A high-energy vortex in a very underdamped array tends to generate resistively switched rows rather than to move ballistically. Some possible explanations for this behavior are discussed.

Wenbin Yu; K. H. Lee; D. Stroud

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex properties in superconducting Nb/Pd multilayers  

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We have investigated the upper critical magnetic field Hc2, the critical current density Jc, and the pinning force Fp in sputtered Nb/Pd multilayers, varying the temperatures T, the Pd thicknesses dPd and the magnetic field H orientation (parallel and perpendicular to the plane of the sample). In perpendicular fields, the vortex dynamics was strongly influenced by grain-boundary pinning. In parallel fields, a peak was observed in the Jc(H) curves for samples with Pd thicknesses dPd>100 Å. After comparing the experimental results with the existing theories, we have related the presence of this peak effect to the matching of vortex kinks with the layered artificial structure.

C. Coccorese; C. Attanasio; L. V. Mercaldo; M. Salvato; L. Maritato; J. M. Slaughter; C. M. Falco; S. L. Prischepa; B. I. Ivlev

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Higher Derivative Corrections to Non-Abelian Vortex Effective Theory  

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We give a systematic method to calculate higher derivative corrections to low-energy effective theories of solitons, which are in general non-linear sigma models on the moduli spaces of the solitons. By applying it to the effective theory of a single BPS non-Abelian vortex in U(N) gauge theory with N fundamental Higgs fields, we obtain four derivative corrections to the effective sigma model on the moduli space C \\times CP^{N-1}. We compare them with the Nambu-Goto action and the Faddeev-Skyrme model. We also show that Yang-Mills instantons/monopoles trapped inside a non-Abelian vortex membrane/string are not modified in the presence of higher derivative terms.

Minoru Eto; Toshiaki Fujimori; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Precession of a single vortex line in superfluid B3  

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This paper reports the discovery of a new vortex phenomenon in superfluid B3. A single filament of quantized vortex line precesses as a solid body around a wire extending along the axis of a cylinder. The precession frequency equals the angular velocity of the apparatus at which the presence of a single quantum of circulation minimizes the system’s free energy. The period of precession is related to the circulation quantum and the dimensions of the apparatus. Thus a measurement of the precession period is an accurate determination of the quantum unit. We find ?=(1.020±0.03)h/2m3, where m3 is the mass of the He3 atom.

R. J. Zieve; Yu. Mukharsky; J. D. Close; J. C. Davis; R. E. Packard

1992-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Vortex Oscillation | Open Energy Information  

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Oscillation Oscillation < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Vortex Oscillation.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Vortex Oscillation Technology Ltd Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description If cylinder or another body is fixed on a moving bonding this force can set the body or its separate parts into oscillation e g elastic slat If the system of mechanical energy output is organized correctly this device can be considered as generator Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 08:12.7 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from

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Vortex energy and 360 Neel walls in thinfilm  

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.Ignat@math.u-psud.fr) Courant Institute, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA (e-mail: knuepfer@cims.nyu.edu) 1 #12Vortex energy and 360 ­N´eel walls in thin­film micromagnetics Radu Ignat , Hans Kn¨upfer October-section. The model is based on the following energy functional: E2d (m) = Z B2 |m|2 dx + | ln | 2 Z R2 ||-1

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Coherence Current, Coherence Vortex, and the Conservation Law of Coherence  

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Introducing scalar and vector densities for a mutual coherence function, we present a new conservation law for optical coherence of scalar wave fields in the form of a continuity equation. This coherence conservation law provides new insights into topological phenomena for the complex coherence function. Some properties related to the newly introduced coherence vector density, such as a circulating coherence current associated with a coherence vortex, are investigated both theoretically and experimentally for the first time.

Wei Wang and Mitsuo Takeda

2006-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

151

Transient vortex events in the initial value problem for turbulence  

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A vorticity surge event that could be a paradigm for a wide class of bursting events in turbulence is studied to examine how the energy cascade is established and how this event could serve as a new test of LES turbulence models. This vorticity surge event is tied to the formation of the energy cascade in a direct numerical simulation by the traditional signatures of a turbulent energy cascade such as spectra approaching -5/3 and strongly Beltramized vortex tubes. A coherent mechanism is suggested by the nearly simultaneous development of a maximum of the peak vorticity $\\|\\omega\\|_\\infty$, growth of the dissipation, the appearance of a helically aligned local vortex configuration and strong, transient oscillations in the helicity wavenumber spectrum. This coherence is also examined for two LES models, a traditional purely dissipative eddy viscosity model and a modern method (LANS$-\\alpha$) that respects the nonlinear transport properties of fluids. Both LES models properly represent the spectral energy and energy dissipation associated with this vorticity surge event. However, only the model that preserves nonlinear fluid transport properties reproduces the helical properties, including Beltrami-like vortex tubes.

Darryl D. Holm; Robert M. Kerr

2001-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

152

Langmuir probe diagnostics of an atmospheric pressure, vortex–stabilized nitrogen plasma jet  

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Langmuir probemeasurements in an atmospheric pressure direct current (dc) plasma jet are reported. Sweeping probes were used. The experiment was carried out using a dc non–transferred arc torch with a rod–type cathode and an anode of 5?mm diameter. The torch was operated at a nominal power level of 15?kW with a nitrogen flow rate of 25 Nl min?1. A flat ion saturation region was found in the current–voltage curve of the probe. The ion saturation current to a cylindrical probe in a high–pressure non local thermal equilibrium (LTE)plasma was modeled. Thermal effects and ionization/recombination processes inside the probe perturbed region were taken into account. Averaged radial profiles of the electron and heavy particle temperatures as well as the electron density were obtained. An electron temperature around 11?000?K a heavy particle temperature around 9500?K and an electron density of about 4?×?1022?m?3 were found at the jet centre at 3.5?mm downstream from the torch exit. Large deviations from kinetic equilibrium were found throughout the plasma jet. The electron and heavy particle temperature profiles showed good agreement with those reported in the literature by using spectroscopic techniques. It was also found that the temperature radial profile based on LTE was very close to that of the electrons. The calculations have shown that this method is particularly useful for studying spraying–type plasma jets characterized by electron temperatures in the range 9000–14 000?K.

L. Prevosto; H. Kelly; B. R. Mancinelli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherence Holography and Spatial Frequency Comb for 3-D Coherence Imaging and Coherence Vortex Generation  

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The principle and the applications of a recently proposed unconventional holography technique, coherence holography, applied for coherence vortex generation, and a related technique...

Takeda, Mitsuo; Wang, Wei; Duan, Zhihui; Miyamoto, Yoko; Rosen, Joseph

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

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

Matty, Rosemary Ricohermoso

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational Doppler-effect due to selective excitation of vector-vortex field in optical fiber  

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Experimental demonstration of rotational Doppler-effect due to direct and simultaneous excitation of orthogonal elliptically-polarized fundamental and vortex modes in a two-mode...

Inavalli, V V G Krishna; Viswanathan, Nirmal K

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder with combined in-line and cross-flow motion  

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Deep water, string-like, marine risers subject to strong ocean currents, suffer from vortex-induced vibrations (VIV), where vortex shedding interacts with the structural properties of the riser, resulting in large amplitude ...

Dahl, Jason (Jason Michael)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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van Hove singularities and vortex motion in superconductors B. I. Ivlev,1,2  

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´ 78000, Mexico Received 16 February 2001; published 18 June 2001 When vortices move in a type by an electric current, any peculiarity of the vortex radiation friction due to emission of acoustic waves vortices. When a vortex moves under the action of a transport electric current, an electric field

Kunchur, Milind N.

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Magnetization reversal via single and double vortex states in submicron Permalloy ellipses P. Vavassori,1  

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Magnetization reversal via single and double vortex states in submicron Permalloy ellipses P University, Ithaca, New York, USA Received December 5, 2003; published 3 June 2004 The magnetization reversal of the magnetic field and to occur via the formation of one or two vortices; the one vortex state is nucleated

Metlushko, Vitali

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Nucleation-controlled vortex entry in a square-columnar Josephson-junction array  

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The initial magnetization curve of square-columnar Josephson-junction arrays is calculated from fundamental laws. It is found that the first vortex entry is controlled by vortex nucleation rather than surface depinning and it occurs at a field greater than that predicted by the traditional surface-barrier theory. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Chen, D.; Moreno, J.J.; Hernando, A. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, RENFE-UCM-CSIC, 28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain)] [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, RENFE-UCM-CSIC, 28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling bubble-vortex interactions Modeling and simulation of multiple bubble entrainment and interactions with two  

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Modeling bubble-vortex interactions Modeling and simulation of multiple bubble entrainment, OR 97331. (Dated: 5 November 2010) 1 #12;Modeling bubble-vortex interactions Simulations of bubble direct numerical simulation whereas motion of subgrid bubbles is modeled using Lagrangian track- ing

Apte, Sourabh V.

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Generation and Propagation of InertiaGravity Waves from Vortex Dipoles and Jets SHUGUANG WANG*  

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Generation and Propagation of Inertia­Gravity Waves from Vortex Dipoles and Jets SHUGUANG WANG) ABSTRACT This study investigates gravity wave generation and propagation from jets within idealized vortex, geostrophic adjust- ment, and spontaneous generation (Fritts and Alexander 2003, and references therein

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Stripe Domains and First-Order Phase Transition in the Vortex Matter of Anisotropic High-Temperature Superconductors  

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Stripe Domains and First-Order Phase Transition in the Vortex Matter of Anisotropic High-Temperature temperature superconductor and reveal a sharp transition in the state of this phase resulting in regular that can subsequently melt at high temperatures to a vortex liquid, a pinned vortex glassy state that can

Alexei, Koshelev

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Effect of time-dependent piston velocity program on vortex ring formation in a piston/cylinder arrangement  

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Effect of time-dependent piston velocity program on vortex ring formation in a piston An analytical model describing laminar vortex ring formation in a nozzle flow generator piston/ cylinder.1063/1.2188918 I. INTRODUCTION Vortex rings are usually generated in the laboratory by the motion of a piston

Dabiri, John O.

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arXiv:1206.2498v2[cond-mat.other]19Nov2012 Quantum vortex reconnections  

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, and parts of the initial vortical tubes can be left behind as vortex threads, which then undergo successivearXiv:1206.2498v2[cond-mat.other]19Nov2012 Quantum vortex reconnections S. Zuccher,1 M. Caliari,1 A with time before and after the vor- tex reconnection. We also compute vortex reconnections using the Biot

Caliari, Marco

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The role of boundary conditions in a simple model of incipient vortex breakdown F. Gallaire and J.-M. Chomaz  

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. In the labora- tory, it is preferentially studied in vortex tubes, where it is seen in many cases to give riseThe role of boundary conditions in a simple model of incipient vortex breakdown F. Gallaire and J of a hairpin vortex in a shear-thinning fluid governed by a power-law model Phys. Fluids 25, 101703 (2013); 10

Boyer, Edmond

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Quantum dynamics of a vortex in a Josephson junction  

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We investigate the tunneling character of vortex in an asymmetrical potential well with a finite barrier by using the periodic instanton method. We obtain the total decay rate which is valid for the entire range of temperature and show how it reduces to the appropriate results for the classical thermal activation at high temperatures, the thermally assisted tunneling at intermediate temperatures, and the pure quantum tunneling at low temperature. We can even give the exact definition of the 'crossover' temperature and find experimental data to support our theoretical analysis.

Li Hong; Liu Wuming [Joint Laboratory of Advanced Technology in Measurements, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China); Shen Shunqing [Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (China); Liang Jiuqing [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006 (China)

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Collective Effects in Vortex Movements in Complex Plasmas  

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We study the onset and characteristics of vortices in complex (dusty) plasmas using two-dimensional simulations in a setup modeled after the PK-3 Plus laboratory. A small number of microparticles initially self-arranges in a monolayer around the void. As additional particles are introduced, an extended system of vortices develops due to a nonzero curl of the plasma forces. We demonstrate a shear-thinning effect in the vortices. Velocity structure functions and the energy and enstrophy spectra show that vortex flow turbulence is present that is in essence of the “classical” Kolmogorov type.

Mierk Schwabe, Sergey Zhdanov, Christoph Räth, David B. Graves, Hubertus M. Thomas, and Gregor E. Morfill

2014-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

168

Spontaneous vortex phase and pinning in ferromagnetic-superconducting systems  

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of epsilon10 as a function of rho0lambda for the case when n = 1, lambdaxi = 10,R1 = lambda,R2 = 2lambda and deltam = 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 ix FIGURE Page 12 A superconducting thin film pierced by a ferromagnetic nano rod of radius R, length L... circle of radius rho0 that depends on the radii and magnetization per unit area of the annulus, and on the SC pene- tration depth lambda. In section five I focus on pinning and spontaneous vortex creation by a ferromagnetic rod which penetrates...

Kayali, Mohammad Amin

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

169

Interaction of Josephson Junction and Distant Vortex in Narrow Thin-Film Superconducting Strips  

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The phase difference between the banks of an edge-type planar Josephson junction crossing the narrow thin-film strip depends on wether or not vortices are present in the junction banks. For a vortex close to the junction this effect has been seen by Golod, Rydh, and Krasnov [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 227003 (2010)], who showed that the vortex may turn the junction into ? type. It is shown here that even if the vortex is far away from the junction, it still changes the 0 junction to a ? junction when situated close to the strip edges. Within the approximation used, the effect is independent of the vortex-junction separation, a manifestation of the topology of the vortex phase which extends to macroscopic distances of superconducting coherence.

Kogan, V. G. [Ames Laboratory; Mints, R. G. [Tel Aviv University

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

170

Thermal stabilization of superconducting sigma strings and their drum vortons  

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We discuss various issues related to stabilized embedded strings in a thermal background. In particular, we demonstrate that such strings will generically become superconducting at moderately low temperatures, thus enhancing their stability. We then present a new class of defects—drum vortons—which arise when a small symmetry breaking term is added to the potential. We display these points within the context of the O(4) sigma model, relevant for hadrodynamics below the QCD scale. This model admits “embedded defects” (topological defect configurations of a simpler—in this case O(2) symmetric—model obtained by imposing an embedding constraint) that are unstable in the full model at zero temperature, but that can be stabilized (by electromagnetic coupling to photons) in a thermal gas at moderately high termperatures. It is shown here that below the embedded defect stabilization threshold, there will still be stabilized cosmic string defects. However, they will not be of the symmetric embedded vortex type, but of an “asymmetric” vortex type, and are automatically superconducting. In the presence of weak symmetry breaking terms, such as arise naturally when using the O(4) model for hadrodynamics, the strings become the boundary of a new kind of cosmic sigma membrane, with tension given by the pion mass. The string current would then make it possible for a loop to attain a (classically) stable equilibrium state that differs from an “ordinary” vorton state by the presence of a sigma membrane stretched across it in a drum-like configuration. Such defects will however be entirely destabilized if the symmetry breaking is too strong, as is found to be the case—due to the rather large value of the pion mass—in the hadronic application of the O(4) sigma model.

Brandon Carter; Robert H. Brandenberger; Anne-Christine Davis

2002-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

171

Random center vortex lines in continuous 3D space-time  

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We present a model of center vortices, represented by closed random lines in continuous 2+1- dimensional space- time. These random lines are modeled as being piece-wise linear and an ensemble is generated by Monte Carlo methods. The physical space in which the vortex lines are defined is a cuboid with periodic boundary conditions. Besides moving, growing and shrinking of the vortex configuration, also reconnections are allowed. Our ensemble therefore contains not a fixed, but a variable number of closed vortex lines. This is expected to be important for realizing the deconfining phase transition. Using the model, we study both vortex percolation and the potential V (R) between quark and anti-quark as a function of distance R at different vortex densities, vortex segment lengths, reconnection conditions and at different temperatures. We have found three deconfinement phase transitions, as a function of density, as a function of vortex segment length, and as a function of temperature. The model reproduces the qualitative features of confinement physics seen in SU(2) Yang-Mills theory.

Roman Höllwieser; Derar Altarawneh; Michael Engelhardt

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

172

Vortex and gap generation in gauge models of graphene  

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Effective quantum field theoretical continuum models for graphene are investigated. The models include a complex scalar field and a vector gauge field. Different gauge theories are considered and their gap patterns for the scalar, vector, and fermion excitations are investigated. Different gauge groups lead to different relations between the gaps, which can be used to experimentally distinguish the gauge theories. In this class of models the fermionic gap is a dynamic quantity. The finite-energy vortex solutions of the gauge models have the flux of the "magnetic field" quantized, making the Bohm-Aharonov effect active even when external electromagnetic fields are absent. The flux comes proportional to the scalar field angular momentum quantum number. The zero modes of the Dirac equation show that the gauge models considered here are compatible with fractionalization.

O. Oliveira; C. E. Cordeiro; A. Delfino; W. de Paula; T. Frederico

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD Numerical Simulation of Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Stay Cable under a Wind Profile  

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VIV (Vortex-induced vibration) of a stay cable subjected to a wind profile is numerically simulated through combining CFD ... numerical model. Under a profile of mean wind speed, unsteady aerodynamic lift coeffic...

Wenli Chen; Hui Li

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Optimal Excitation of Asymmetric Perturbations on an Axisymmetric Barotropic Vortex: A linear Singular Value Analysis  

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Singular vectors on a barotropic circular vortex consisting of three regions of piecewise-constant vorticity are investigated under the L2-norm to reveal the shape and growth rate of possible perturbations that may contribute to the formation of ...

Toshihisa Itano

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Dynamical mass of a quantum vortex in a Josephson junction array  

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The real-time response to a small external perturbation of a vortex in a quantum Josephson junction array, with long-range Coulomb interaction between Cooper pairs, is analyzed. While the static damping is zero for vortex velocities below some threshold value v{sub th} (which implies the possibility of ballistic motion), a dynamical friction due to the coupling to the plasma oscillations is always present for frequencies higher than a given threshold {omega}{sub th}. The latter approaches zero when the velocity increases to v{sub th}. However, radiative dissipation of the vortex affects the threshold for ballistic motion. We discuss the conditions under which a mass can be defined for the vortex as a quantum particle. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Eckern, U. [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany)] [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany); Luciano, G.; Tagliacozzo, A. [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli, Mostra dOltremare Pad. 19, I-80125 Napoli (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli, Mostra dOltremare Pad. 19, I-80125 Napoli (Italy); [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM), I-16152 Genova (Italy)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axially-symmetric cyclonic vortex Sample...  

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> >> 1 1 APRIL 2002 1213W A N G 2002 American Meteorological Society Summary: and wind fields of the vortex Rossby waves are quasi-balanced, with confluent cyclonic (divergent... ,...

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Ultraviolet vortex generation using periodically bonded ?-BaB2O4 device  

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This paper describes the first demonstration of ultraviolet (266nm) vortex generation using the combination of a frequency-doubled nanosecond green laser, a spiral phase plate, and a...

Sasaki, Yuta; Koyama, Mio; Miyamoto, Katsuhiko; Ariga, Yoshimi; Onda, Tomomi; Shoji, Ichiro; Omatsu, Takashige

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Vortex-Induced Vibration of a slender horizontal cylinder in currents and waves  

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Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) is a concern when dealing with slender, flexible structural members of deepwater platforms. While much is known about the characteristics of VIV in uniform and sheared current flows, very little is known about...

Chitwood, James Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

179

Application of fiber Bragg grating based strain sensor in pipeline vortex-induced vibration measurement  

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The vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) is an important topic of ... of different methods have been applied to the measurement of VIV, especially for the elongated, ... in stainless steel tubes were applied to the measurement

Liang Ren; ZiGuang Jia; Michael Siu Chun Ho…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Resonant amplification of vortex-core oscillations by coherent magnetic-field pulses  

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structure of magnetic vortex cores. Science 298, 577–580 (D. A. et al. Magnetic domain-wall logic. Science 309, 1688 (L. Magnetic domain-wall racetrack memory. Science 320, 190–

Yu, Young-Sang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Roles of Vortex Rossby Waves in Hurricane Secondary Eyewall Formation  

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A high-resolution, full-physics model initiated with an idealized tropical cyclone–like vortex is used to simulate and investigate the secondary eyewall formation. The beta skirt axisymmetrization (BSA) hypothesis previously proposed is examined ...

Xin Qiu; Zhe-Min Tan; Qingnong Xiao

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Vortex life cycles in two-and three-layer quasi-geostrophic models  

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Coherent vortices and their properties were studied in two- and three-layer quasi-geostrophic beta-plane turbulence. Much research has discussed vortex characteristics in a number of applications, but no significant study of vortices in turbulent...

Fox, Amanda Katherine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

183

Vortex Induced Vibrations of cylinders : experiments in reducing drag force and amplitude of motion  

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Reducing the deleterious effect of Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) in marine risers is an important task for ocean engineers; and many competing factors exist in the design of VIV suppression devices. This thesis explores ...

Farrell, David Emmanuel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Effects of trailing edge flap dynamic deployment on blade-vortex interactions  

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A theoretical and experimental investigation is undertaken to determine the effects of an actively deployable trailing edge flap on the disturbances created during blade-vortex interactions (BVI). The theoretical model consists of an unsteady panel...

Nelson, Carter T.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

185

Steady-state and equilibrium vortex configurations, transitions, and evolution in a mesoscopic superconducting cylinder  

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that the system passes through nearly metastable intermediate configurations while seeking the final minimum-energy steady state consistent with the square symmetry of the sample. An efficient scheme to determine the equilibrium vortex configuration in a...

Kim, S.; Hu, Chia-Ren; Andrews, MJ.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

An adaptive mesh method for the simulation of Blade Vortex Interaction  

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An adaptive mesh method for the simulation of parallel ics. Blade Vortex Interaction (BV1) with an active Trailing Edge Flap (TEF) is presented. The two-dimensional 1111-steady problem is solved by a higher order upwind Euler method...

Kim, Kyu-Sup

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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MEC E 638 VORTEX FLOWS Winter 2014 LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURES IN TURBULENCE PROF L. SIGURDSON  

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to find the characteristic vortex structures; to read the literature, nomenclature, terminology. TOPICS: Professor Lorenz Sigurdson, 5-1B Mech Eng Bldg, lorenz@ualberta.ca, http://websrv.mece.ualberta.ca/intranet

Flynn, Morris R.

188

Annular Vortex Generation for Inertial Fusion Energy Beam-Line Protection  

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The use of swirling annular vortex flow inside beam entrance tubes can protect beam-line structural materials in chambers for heavy-ion inertial fusion energy (IFE) applications. An annular wall jet, or vortex tube, is generated by injecting liquid tangent to the inner surface of a tube wall with both axially and azimuthally directed velocity components. A layer of liquid then lines the beam tube wall, which may improve the effectiveness of neutron shielding, and condenses and removes vaporized coolant that may enter the beam tubes. Vortex tubes have been constructed and tested with a thickness of three-tenths the pipe radius. Analysis of the flow is given, along with experimental examples of vortex tube fluid mechanics and an estimate of the layer thickness, based on simple mass conservation considerations.

Pemberton, Steven J.; Abbott, Ryan P.; Peterson, Per F. [University of California (United States)

2003-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

High-frequency vortex dynamics and dissipation of high-temperature superconductors  

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The high-frequency vortex dynamics of high-temperature superconductors near the flux-line depinning threshold is investigated based on a thermally activated flux-flow (TAFF) model. Dissipation due to vortex motion driven by a microwave electromagnetic field is studied as a function of the frequency, temperature, dc magnetic field, and microwave power. The generalized TAFF model is also compared to the conventional flux-creep theory and is found qualitatively consistent.

N.-C. Yeh

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Effect of a surface boundary layer on an intensifying, downward-propagating vortex  

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EFFECT OF A SURFACE BOUNDARY LAYER ON AN INTENSIFYING, DOWNWARD-PROPAGATING VORTEX A Thesis by VINCENT TUNSTALL WOOD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology EFFECT OF A SURFACE BOUNDARY LAYER ON AN INTENSIFYING, DOWNWARD-PROPAGATING VORTEX A Thesis by VINCENT TUNSTALL WOOD Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department...

Wood, Vincent Tunstall

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Explicit mean-field radius for nearly parallel vortex filaments in statistical equilibrium  

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Geophysical research has focused on flows, such as ocean currents, as two dimensional. Two dimensional point or blob vortex models have the advantage of having a Hamiltonian, whereas 3D vortex filament or tube systems do not necessarily have one, although they do have action functionals. On the other hand, certain classes of 3D vortex models called nearly parallel vortex filament models do have a Hamiltonian and are more accurate descriptions of geophysical and atmospheric flows than purely 2D models, especially at smaller scales. In these ``quasi-2D'' models we replace 2D point vortices with vortex filaments that are very straight and nearly parallel but have Brownian variations along their lengths due to local self-induction. When very straight, quasi-2D filaments are expected to have virtually the same planar density distributions as 2D models. An open problem is when quasi-2D model statistics behave differently than those of the related 2D system and how this difference is manifested. In this paper we study the nearly parallel vortex filament model of Klein, Majda, Damodaran in statistical equilibrium. We are able to obtain a free-energy functional for the system in a non-extensive thermodynamic limit that is a function of the mean square vortex position $R^2$ and solve \\emph{explicitly} for $R^2$. Such an explicit formula has never been obtained for a non-2D model. We compare the results of our formula to a 2-D formula of \\cite{Lim:2005} and show qualitatively different behavior even when we disallow vortex braiding. We further confirm our results using Path Integral Monte Carlo (Ceperley (1995)) \\emph{without} permutations and that the Klein, Majda, Damodaran model's asymptotic assumptions \\emph{are valid} for parameters where these deviations occur.

Timothy D. Andersen; Chjan C. Lim

2006-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00 Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation  

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X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print X-Ray Imaging of the Dynamic Magnetic Vortex Core Deformation Print Magnetic thin-film nanostructures can exhibit a magnetic vortex state in which the magnetization vectors lie in the film plane and curl around in a closed loop. At the very center of the vortex, a small, stable core exists where the magnetization points either up or down out of the plane. Three years ago, the discovery of an easy core reversal mechanism at the ALS not only made the possibility of using such systems as magnetic memories much more realistic, it also initiated investigation of the core switching mechanism itself. Now, a Belgian-German-ALS collaboration has used high-resolution, time-resolved, magnetic x-ray microscopy to experimentally reveal the first step of the reversal process: the dynamic deformation of the vortex core. The group also measured a critical vortex velocity above which reversal occurs. Both these observations provide the first experimental support for the postulated reversal mechanism.

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Effects of Combustion-Induced Vortex Breakdown on Flashback Limits of Syngas-Fueled Gas Turbine Combustors  

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Turbine combustors of advanced power systems have goals to achieve very low pollutants emissions, fuel variability, and fuel flexibility. Future generation gas turbine combustors should tolerate fuel compositions ranging from natural gas to a broad range of syngas without sacrificing operational advantages and low emission characteristics. Additionally, current designs of advanced turbine combustors use various degrees of swirl and lean premixing for stabilizing flames and controlling high temperature NOx formation zones. However, issues of fuel variability and NOx control through premixing also bring a number of concerns, especially combustor flashback and flame blowout. Flashback is a combustion condition at which the flame propagates upstream against the gas stream into the burner tube. Flashback is a critical issue for premixed combustor designs, because it not only causes serious hardware damages but also increases pollutant emissions. In swirl stabilized lean premixed turbine combustors onset of flashback may occur due to (i) boundary layer flame propagation (critical velocity gradient), (ii) turbulent flame propagation in core flow, (iii) combustion instabilities, and (iv) upstream flame propagation induced by combustion induced vortex breakdown (CIVB). Flashback due to first two foregoing mechanisms is a topic of classical interest and has been studied extensively. Generally, analytical theories and experimental determinations of laminar and turbulent burning velocities model these mechanisms with sufficient precision for design usages. However, the swirling flow complicates the flashback processes in premixed combustions and the first two mechanisms inadequately describe the flashback propensity of most practical combustor designs. The presence of hydrogen in syngas significantly increases the potential for flashback. Due to high laminar burning velocity and low lean flammability limit, hydrogen tends to shift the combustor operating conditions towards flashback regime. Even a small amount of hydrogen in a fuel blend triggers the onset of flashback by altering the kinetics and thermophysical characteristics of the mixture. Additionally, the presence of hydrogen in the fuel mixture modifies the response of the flame to the global effects of stretch and preferential diffusion. Despite its immense importance in fuel flexible combustor design, little is known about the magnitude of fuel effects on CIVB induced flashback mechanism. Hence, this project investigates the effects of syngas compositions on flashback resulting from combustion induced vortex breakdown. The project uses controlled experiments and parametric modeling to understand the velocity field and flame interaction leading to CIVB driven flashback.

Ahsan Choudhuri

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of a viscous vortex ring interaction with a density interface  

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When a vortex-dominated flow interacts with a sharp density interface, the dynamics are characterized by the interaction of baroclinically generated vorticity with the already existing vorticity field. This can be seen in many natural and technology settings; examples are the interaction of a ship or submarine wake with a thermocline, the collision of a buoyant thermal with a temperature inversion, and the interaction of a vortex flow with a flame front. This problem also serves as a generic model for turbulent mixing and entrainment processes across sharp density interfaces. The interaction between vortices and a free surface, with corresponds to the case where the density jump is very large, has been studied fairly extensively, both experimentally and computationally. By comparison, the literature for the more general case of vortex pairs and rings interacting with sharp density interfaces is relatively sparse. Experiments and numerical studies have been performed, but the numerical simulations were confined primarily to vortex pairs, restricted to the inviscid case, and the effect of density variation modeled under the Boussinesq approximation. The experiments were also confined to the Boussinesq regime. In this paper, we study the motion of a vortex ring in a sharply stratified, viscous fluid via a numerical solution of the full Navier-Stokes equations with finite-amplitude density variation. both Boussinesq and non-Boussinesq flow regimes will be studied, the effect of viscosity on the interaction will be examined, and three-dimensional aspects of the motion will be addressed, such as Widnall instability of the vortex ring and vortex reconnection at the interface.

Marcus, D.L.; Bell, J.B.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback stabilization initiative  

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Much progress has been made in attaining high confinement regimes in magnetic confinement devices. These operating modes tend to be transient, however, due to the onset of MHD instabilities, and their stabilization is critical for improved performance at steady state. This report describes the Feedback Stabilization Initiative (FSI), a broad-based, multi-institutional effort to develop and implement methods for raising the achievable plasma betas through active MHD feedback stabilization. A key element in this proposed effort is the Feedback Stabilization Experiment (FSX), a medium-sized, national facility that would be specifically dedicated to demonstrating beta improvement in reactor relevant plasmas by using a variety of MHD feedback stabilization schemes.

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1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RCRA facility stabilization initiative  

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The RCRA Facility Stabilization Initiative was developed as a means of implementing the Corrective Action Program`s management goals recommended by the RIS for stabilizing actual or imminent releases from solid waste management units that threaten human health and the environment. The overall goal of stabilization is to, as situations warrant, control or abate threats to human health and/or the environment from releases at RCRA facilities, and/or to prevent or minimize the further spread of contamination while long-term remedies are pursued. The Stabilization initiative is a management philosophy and should not be confused with stabilization technologies.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[1] Durfee, W. K., and Rivard, A., 2005, "Design and simulation of a pneumatic, stored-energy, hybrid orthosis for gait restoration," J Biomech Eng, 127(6), pp. 1014-1019.  

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to predicted 15 J. Extra due to cylinder friction and higher elastic forces ·Compressed air storage: 9.7 J for walking by those with SCI using a new concept. The system uses FES + orthosis + energy storage ·Design and transmitted to the hip for hip movement. · Pneumatics used for energy storage and transmission

Durfee, William K.

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Increasing liquid hydrocarbon recovery from natural gas: Evaluation of the vortex-tube device  

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The vortex-tube device provides a useful addition to the range of equipment available to the gas industry. It has been shown that the use of vortex-tube equipment permits improved separation in comparison with a Joule-Thomson system, without entering into the cost and complexity of a true isentropic system such as a turbo-expander unit. The comparative advantage of the vortex tube depends upon the inlet conditions of the gas and the pressure drop that is available. An optimum pressure drop of 25--35% of the inlet gas pressure has been confirmed in practice. Although not yet tested on operating plant, it is expected that a loss of performance of vortex-tube units will occur for inlet liquid-to-gas ratios of greater than 20%. Units with up to 5% liquid at the inlet have been successfully operated showing that a single phase gas at the unit inlet is not essential. It is expected that future application of vortex tube units will be concentrated where performance improvements over Joule-Thomson units, at low capital cost, are required.

Hajdik, B. [CBS Engineering, Houston, TX (United States); Steinle, J. [BEB Erdoel and Erdgas GmbH, Hannover (Germany); Lorey, M. [Filtan Analgenbau GmbH, Langenselbold (Germany); Thomas, K. [Falk and Thomas Engineering GmbH, Wettenberg (Germany)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of The Dalles Dam Spillbay 6 Vortex Using Surface Entrained Sensor Fish Device: Preliminary Report  

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This document summarizes the pilot study to characterize The Dalles Dam Spillbay 6 vortex using a surface entrained Sensor Fish device. It was conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on April 13 and 14, 2006. The total spill was controlled at approximately 110 kcfs, the forebay elevation was 157.89 ft, and the discharge of Bay 6 at the tested gate opening of 14 ft was approximately 18 kcfs. The objectives of the full study are to (1) develop baseline conditions for the detailed analysis of Sensor Fish measurements by deploying Sensor Fish in different surface locations in the vortex periphery; (2) observe the entrainment pattern and extract hydraulic data of interest such as acceleration, rotation, pressure, and estimated velocity of Sensor Fish or drogues; (3) integrate the experimental results with companion computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and inertial particle tracking studies. A total of 12 Sensor Fish were released in the surface at upstream edge, left edge, downstream edge, and the core of the vortex at Bay 6. Because of the high discharge, the vortex patterns at the test condition were less consistent than the patterns observed at lower discharges. Compared with the Sensor Fish released at mid-bay at Bay 6, Sensor Fish released from the surface at the vortex experienced higher pressure fluctuations, a larger percentage of severe events, and much more rapid angular velocities.

Deng, Zhiqun; Richmond, Marshall C.; Carlson, Thomas J.

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of the Meso-? Scale Structure and Evolution of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. Part II: Inertially Stable Warm-Core Vortex and the Mesoscale Convective Complex  

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A mesoscale warm-core vortex associated with the mesoscale convective complex (MCC) that produced the 1977 Johnstown flood is examined using a three-dimensional nested-grid model simulation of the flood episode. In the simulation, the vortex ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of Half-Quantum Vortices in px+ipy Superconductors  

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We consider the stability conditions for half-quantum vortices in a quasi-two-dimensional px+ipy superconductor (such as Sr2RuO4 is believed to be). The predicted exotic nature of these excitations has recently attracted much attention, but they have not been observed yet. We emphasize that an isolated half-quantum vortex has a divergent energy cost in the bulk due to its unscreened spin current, which requires two half-quantum vortices with opposite spin winding to pair. We show that the stability of such a pair is enhanced when the ratio of spin superfluid density to superfluid density ?sp/?s is small. We propose using various mesoscopic geometries to stabilize and observe these exotic excitations.

Suk Bum Chung; Hendrik Bluhm; Eun-Ah Kim

2007-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Joule heating induced by vortex motion in a type-II superconductor Z. L. Xiao and E. Y. Andrei  

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Joule heating induced by vortex motion in a type-II superconductor Z. L. Xiao and E. Y. Andrei-II superconductor due to Joule heating induced by vortex motion. The effect of Joule heating is detected s duration, where the Joule heating is negligible and saturates, respectively. The thermometry is based

Andrei, Eva Y.

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Method for the assessment of airborne off-target pesticide spray concentrations due to aircraft wing-tip vortex  

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that spherical spray droplets are transported by a two dimensional parametric representation of a spray-engulfing aircraft wing-tip vortex pair. Two distinctive flow regions were considered for the spray-vortex dynamics. The first occurs in the vicinity...

Oliva, Sergio Eduardo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Counter-rotating vortex patches in shear: a model of the effect of wind shear on aircraft trailing vortices  

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...significantly a following passenger-containing aircraft and cause an accident. For example, the vortex wake of a Boeing 747 can rotate a Boeing 737 through 45 . This problem is called the trailing-vortex hazard, and since the trailing vortices can...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Hybrid Soliton Vortex-Ring Structures in Bose-Einstein Condensates Naomi S. Ginsberg,1,* Joachim Brand,2  

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-Einstein condensates. We examine both their creation via soliton-vortex collisions and their subsequent development into vortex rings (VRs) [7,8] via the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili, or ``snake,'' instability [9]. In this Letter frequencies !z 2 21 Hz and !x !y 3:0!z in our 4-Dee magnetic trap [14]. We work at temperatures well below

Hau, Lene Vestergaard

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Polarization-selective vortex-core switching by tailored orthogonal Gaussian-pulse currents  

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We experimentally demonstrate low-power-consumption vortex-core switching in magnetic nanodisks using tailored rotating magnetic fields produced with orthogonal and unipolar Gaussian-pulse currents. The optimal width of the orthogonal pulses and their time delay are found, from analytical and micromagnetic numerical calculations, to be determined only by the angular eigenfrequency {omega}{sub D} for a given vortex-state disk of polarization p, such that {sigma}=1/{omega}{sub D} and ?{Delta}t={pi}/2 p/{omega}{sub D} . The estimated optimal pulse parameters are in good agreement with the experimental results. This work lays a foundation for energy-efficient information recording in vortex-core cross-point architecture.

Jung, H.; Choi, Y. -S.; Yoo, M. -W.; Im, M. -Y.; Kim, S. -K.

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of vortex induced forces and motion through surface roughness control  

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Roughness is added to the surface of a bluff body in a relative motion with respect to a fluid. The amount, size, and distribution of roughness on the body surface is controlled passively or actively to modify the flow around the body and subsequently the Vortex Induced Forces and Motion (VIFM). The added roughness, when designed and implemented appropriately, affects in a predetermined way the boundary layer, the separation of the boundary layer, the level of turbulence, the wake, the drag and lift forces, and consequently the Vortex Induced Motion (VIM), and the fluid-structure interaction. The goal of surface roughness control is to decrease/suppress Vortex Induced Forces and Motion. Suppression is required when fluid-structure interaction becomes destructive as in VIM of flexible cylinders or rigid cylinders on elastic support, such as underwater pipelines, marine risers, tubes in heat exchangers, nuclear fuel rods, cooling towers, SPAR offshore platforms.

Bernitsas, Michael M; Raghavan, Kamaldev

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of vortex generators effects on low Reynolds number airfoils in turbulent flow  

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In the present work, we study the aerodynamic effects of triangular vortex generators, as passive flow control devices, placed on the upper surface of an airfoil submitted to a low Reynolds number turbulent flow. In the experiments, different configurations of those devices have been studied. An Eppler 387 airfoil was used. The tests were performed in a turbulent boundary layer wind tunnel using a two component aerodynamic balance and flow visualisation systems. Turbulent flow characterisation was made by means of hot wire anemometry. Calculations of local turbulent intensity as well as temporal and spatial turbulent scales were made. Vortex generators were located at 10% and 20% of the airfoil chord from the leading edge, modifying its angle of incidence refereed to the free stream. The results show changes in the aerodynamic section coefficients, C1, Cd and C1, for the different vortex generator configurations. Neither hysteresis effects, nor leading edge bubbles were found in the experiments.

Juan Sebastián Delnero; Julio Marañon Di Leo; Mauricio Ezequiel Camocardi; Mariano A. Martinez; Jorge L. Colman Lerner

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower pseudogap phase of Mott insulators: A spin/vortex liquid state  

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The pseudogap phase is considered to be a new state of matter in the phase string model of the doped Mott insulator, which is composed of two distinct regimes known as the upper and lower pseudogap phases, respectively. The former corresponds to the formation of spin-singlet pairing, the magnetic characterizations of which have been recently studied [Phys. Rev. B 72, 104520 (2005)]. The latter, as a low-temperature regime of the pseudogap phase, is systematically explored in this work, which is characterized by the formation of the Cooper pair amplitude and described by a generalized Ginzburg-Landau theory. Elementary excitation in this phase is a charge-neutral object carrying spin-1?2 and locking with a supercurrent vortex, known as a spinon-vortex composite. Such a lower pseudogap phase can be regarded as a vortex liquid state due to the presence of free spinon vortices. Here thermally excited spinon vortices destroy the phase coherence and are responsible for the nontrivial Nernst effect and diamagnetism. The transport entropy and core energy associated with a spinon vortex are determined by the spin degrees of freedom. Such a spontaneous vortex liquid phase can be also considered as a spin liquid with a finite correlation length and gaped S=1?2 excitations, where a resonancelike nonpropagating spin mode emerges at the antiferromagnetic wavevector (?,?) with a doping-dependent characteristic energy. The superconducting phase is closely related to the lower pseudogap phase by a topological transition with spinon vortices and antivortices forming bound pairs and the emergence of fermionic quasiparticles as holon-spinon-vortex bound objects. A quantitative phase diagram in the parameter space of doping, temperature, and magnetic field is determined. Comparisons with experiments are also made.

Zheng-Yu Weng and Xiao-Liang Qi

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel vortex dynamics in untwinned YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} single crystals  

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Magnetotransport measurements on a clean, untwinned YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}} single crystal show that the vortex dynamics at temperatures just below the vortex lattice melting transition are highly dependent on the type of modulation of the probing current. While in the case of DC current the flux flow is disordered, the {open_quotes}shaking{close_quotes} of the vortex lattice by a square-wave current leads to a more uniform vortex motion. A small asymmetry ({approximately}10%) in the durations of the positive and negative parts of the square-wave period induces periodical oscillations of the voltage response amplitude. The period of oscillations ({approximately}100 s) is the same order of magnitude as the time needed for vortices to cross the sample (transit time). The authors relate the observed voltage oscillations to a periodically ordered vortex motion.

Gordeev, S.N.; Oussena, M.; Pinfold, S.; Langan, R.M. [Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)] [and others

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-locking of driven vortex lattices with transverse ac force and periodic pinning  

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For a vortex lattice moving in a periodic array we show analytically and numerically that a new type of phase locking occurs in the presence of a longitudinal dc driving force and a transverse ac driving force. This phase locking is distinct from the Shapiro step phase locking found with longitudinal ac drives. We show that an increase in critical current and a fundamental phase-locked step width scale with the square of the driving ac amplitude. Our results should carry over to other systems such as vortex motion in Josephson-junction arrays.

Reichhardt, Charles; Kolton, Alejandro B.; Dominguez, Daniel; Gronbech-Jensen, Niels

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature vortex dynamics in a high-temperature superconductor  

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Magnetic-field gradients in the mixed state of a type-II superconductor are studied using Tl205 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O10+?. An anomalous peak was observed in the temperature dependence of the transverse relaxation rate at T/Tc?0.25. We attribute this behavior to magnetic-field flucutations from vortex dynamics. We interpret this behavior as a crossover of the principal time scale for vortex dynamics with that of the NMR experiment, approximately 100 ?s. The temperature dependence of this time scale is discussed.

Y.-Q. Song; S. Tripp; W. P. Halperin; L. Tonge; T. J. Marks

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of a jet on vortex breakdown over a sharp leading-edge delta wing  

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THE EFFECTS OF A JET ON VORTEX BREAKDOWN OVER A SHARP LEADING-EDGE DELTA WING A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1985... Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering THE EFFECTS OF A JET ON VORTEX BREAKDOWN OVER A SHARP LEADING-EDGE DELTA WING A Thesis by IAN KENNETH MAYNARD Approved as to style and content by: Cyrus Ostowar (Chairman of Committee) Stan J Miley (M er...

Maynard, Ian Kenneth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilized radio frequency quadrupole  

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Disclosed is a long-vane stabilized radio frequency resonator for accelerating charged particles and including means defining a radio frequency resonator cavity, a plurality of long vanes mounted in the defining means for dividing the cavity into sections, and means interconnecting opposing ones of the plurality of vanes for stabilizing the resonator. 5 figs.

Lancaster, H.D.; Fugitt, J.A.; Howard, D.R.

1984-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlated vortex pinning in slightly orthorhombic twinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals: Possible shift of the vortex-glass/liquid transition  

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The interest in twin-boundary (TB) planes as a source of vortex pinning has been recently renewed with the discovery of the new iron-arsenide pnictide superconductors. In the family of compounds Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 a structural transition from a tetragonal to orthorhombic lattice takes place for compounds with xvortex cores. In this work we investigate the changes in anisotropy produced by subtle differences in the Co doping level, in the neighborhood of the structural transition, in good-quality single crystals. Using a scaling approach we are able to determine the angular regions where correlated or uncorrelated disorder prevails. In the tetragonal samples (x>xcr) there is no twinning and we find good agreement with the expected scaling function under uncorrelated disorder, with small anisotropy values similar to those reported in the literature. We show that in the orthorhombic samples (xvortex liquid-glass transition temperature.

Bermudez, M. Marziali [Universidad de Buenos Aires; Pasquini, G. [Universidad de Buenos Aires; Budko, Sergey L. [Ames Laboratory; Canfield, Paul C. [Ames Laboratory

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical cyclone genesis efficiency: mid-level versus bottom vortex Xuyang Ge and Tim Li  

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;4 1. Introduction Tropical cyclone (TC) genesis is the least understood phase in a TC life cycle is cyclogenesis in an environment with a mid-level vortex (EMV). An analysis of the WNP TC genesis in 2000 the QuikSCAT-derived surface wind observations, there was no sign

Li, Tim

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Cherenkov resonances in vortex dissipation in superconductors B. I. Ivlev and S. Mejia-Rosales  

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, Mexico M. N. Kunchur Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South-two superconductors the magnetic flux is carried by vortices. If the transport electric current greatly exceeds in the crystal the dissipa- tion increases due to Cherenkov emission of sound waves. Each moving vortex creates

Kunchur, Milind N.

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DETECTION OF VORTEX TUBES IN SOLAR GRANULATION FROM OBSERVATIONS WITH SUNRISE  

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We have investigated a time series of continuum intensity maps and corresponding Dopplergrams of granulation in a very quiet solar region at the disk center, recorded with the Imaging Magnetograph eXperiment (IMaX) on board the balloon-borne solar observatory SUNRISE. We find that granules frequently show substructure in the form of lanes composed of a leading bright rim and a trailing dark edge, which move together from the boundary of a granule into the granule itself. We find strikingly similar events in synthesized intensity maps from an ab initio numerical simulation of solar surface convection. From cross sections through the computational domain of the simulation, we conclude that these granular lanes are the visible signature of (horizontally oriented) vortex tubes. The characteristic optical appearance of vortex tubes at the solar surface is explained. We propose that the observed vortex tubes may represent only the large-scale end of a hierarchy of vortex tubes existing near the solar surface.

Steiner, O.; Franz, M.; Bello Gonzalez, N.; Nutto, Ch.; Rezaei, R.; Schmidt, W. [Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Schoeneckstrasse 6, 79104 Freiburg (Germany); Martinez Pillet, V.; Bonet Navarro, J. A. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38200, La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Del Toro Iniesta, J. C. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), Apdo. de Correos 3004, 18080 Granada (Spain); Domingo, V. [Grupo de Astronomia y Ciencias del Espacio, Universidad de Valencia, 46980 Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Solanki, S. K.; Barthol, P.; Gandorfer, A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Knoelker, M., E-mail: steiner@kis.uni-freiburg.d [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO 80307-3000 (United States)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 27, NO. 2, 2010, 243252 Mesoscale Barotropic Instability of Vortex Rossby  

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ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 27, NO. 2, 2010, 243­252 Mesoscale Barotropic Instability of Vortex Rossby Waves in Tropical Cyclones ZHONG Wei1 ( Í), LU Han-Cheng1 (ö ), and Da-Lin ZHANG2 1 Institute of Meteorology, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 211101 2 Department

Zhang, Da-Lin

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Sediment resuspension and erosion by vortex rings R. J. Munro,1,a  

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Sediment resuspension and erosion by vortex rings R. J. Munro,1,a N. Bethke,2 and S. B. Dalziel2 1; accepted 26 January 2009; published online 8 April 2009 Particle resuspension and erosion induced-ring propagation speed. The critical conditions for resuspension whereby particles are only just resuspended were

Dalziel, Stuart

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Particle resuspension by an impacting vortex ring RICK J. MUNRO & STUART B. DALZIEL  

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Particle resuspension by an impacting vortex ring RICK J. MUNRO & STUART B. DALZIEL Department results from a set of visualization experiments conducted to analyse the hydrodynamic resuspension of particles from a thick horizontal sediment layer. The mechanism employed to produce the resuspension

Dalziel, Stuart

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Vortex Ring Interaction with a Particle Layer: Implications for Sediment Transport  

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resuspension has been studied much less. This is an important mechanism, however, as it represents an integral conducted to study particle resuspension by vortex rings colliding with a particle bed. The dynamics at the resuspension onset are investigated, showing that the deformable particle bed resembles a free slip boundary

Dalziel, Stuart

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Resuspension onset and crater erosion by a vortex ring interacting with a particle layer  

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This paper presents results from an experimental investigation of the interaction of a vortex ring with a particle layer. The flowdynamics during the onset of particle resuspension are analysed using particle image velocimetry while a light attenuation method provides accurate measurements of the final eroded crater shape. This work is a continuation of the research described in R. J. Munro N. Bethke and S. B. Dalziel “Sediment resuspension and erosion by vortex rings ” Phys. Fluids21 046601 (2009)10.1063/1.3083318 which focussed on the general resuspension onset dynamics and initial crater formation. Here we analyse the velocity induced by the vortex ring on the particle layer surface during the resuspension of particles for different particle sizes and the shape and size of the final craters that are formed by the impact of the vortex ring. We find that the boundary condition is characterised by a quasi-slip velocity at the particle layer surface independent of the particle size. The particle diameter and thus bed permeability is found to have a significant effect on the final crater characteristics.

N. Bethke; S. B. Dalziel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resuspension onset and crater erosion by a vortex ring interacting with a particle layer  

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Resuspension onset and crater erosion by a vortex ring interacting with a particle layer N. Bethke://pof.aip.org/features/most_downloaded Information for Authors: http://pof.aip.org/authors #12;PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 063301 (2012) Resuspension onset layer. The flow dynamics during the onset of particle resuspension are analysed using particle image

Dalziel, Stuart

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Tip Vortex Field Resolution Using an Adaptive Dual-Mesh Computational Nathan Hariharan  

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for the aforementioned unsteady, vortical fields. 1. Introduction 1.1 Background Vortical wakes introduce important AMR in an unstructured Euler solver. Potsdam[3] also applied unstructured AMR to wind turbine wake1 Tip Vortex Field Resolution Using an Adaptive Dual-Mesh Computational Paradigm Nathan Hariharan

Steffen, Michael

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First-order disorder-driven transition and inverse melting of the vortex lattice  

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`inverse' melting behavior. � 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. Keywords: Type-II superconductivity-order transition (FOT) [1±5] whereas at low temperatures the ordered vortex lattice transforms into a disordered open questions in the phase diagram of HTS is the thermodynamic nature of the disorder-dri- ven

Zeldov, Eli

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Computational Analysis of a Tip Vortex Structure Shed from a Bioinspired Blade  

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design for this purpose. Different rotor blade designs and relevant insect wings are under study Computational Analysis of a Tip Vortex Structure Shed from a Bioinspired Blade Sebastian was generated with SolidWorks CAD software from measurements performed on a wing sample obtained from

Maccabe, Barney

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VIVDR -Vortex-induced vibration data repository An overview of available riser datasets  

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VIVDR - Vortex-induced vibration data repository An overview of available riser datasets http://oe.mit.edu/VIV H. Mukundan and M. Triantafyllou 20 April 2008 #12;NDP 38m long riser model datasets #12;33 q Rig q Tension applied through spring-supported clump weights NDP 38m long riser model datasets

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2094 OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 28, No. 21 / November 1, 2003 Fundamental and vortex solitons in a  

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2094 OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 28, No. 21 / November 1, 2003 Fundamental and vortex solitons in a two-dimensional optical lattice Jianke Yang Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington-dimensional optically induced waveguide array are reported. In the strong localization regime the fundamental soliton

Yang, Jianke

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Effect of asymmetric axial strain on the behavior of the juncture vortex system  

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The objective of this research was to investigate the behavior of the vortex formed in a wing-body juncture in a water tunnel flow. The wing-body juncture was created by mounting a symmetrical airfoil with an elliptical leading edge normal to a flat...

Trosper, Jeffrey Randall

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanogenerator as an active sensor for vortex capture and ambient wind-velocity detection  

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and mechanical (wind, water flow, vibration, friction and body movement) energies are common in the ambientNanogenerator as an active sensor for vortex capture and ambient wind-velocity detection Rui Zhang principle, ambient wind-speed measurements with the NG are demonstrated. Due to the simple structure, high

Wang, Zhong L.

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Experimental study of heat transfer in an electric arc gas heater with vortex stabilization of the discharge  

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The results of an experimental investigation into heat transfer in the discharge chamber of an electric-arc gas heater are presented. For the anode...an=f(I, d), St=f(l/d, Re, N/GH0). The energy losses in the bas...

V. L. Sergeev

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental spheromak MHD stability studies  

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The n = 1 tilt and radial shift instability of spheromaks is shown to be stabilized by the use of conducting wall (rwrs?1.2) and stabilization coils.

G.C. Goldenbaum; H. Bruhns; C. Chin-Fatt; Y.P. Chong; A.W. DeSilva; H.R. Griem; G.W. Hart; R.A. Hess; J.H. Irby; R.S. Shaw; Z.Y. Zhu

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ideal Stabilization Mikhail Nesterenko  

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StabilizationLegitimate #12;Questions · Existence ? · Construction ? · Composition ? · Implementation vs Mappings Program #12;Leader Election L L L L L L L L #12;Leader Election L L #12;Leader Election L L #12

Nesterenko, Mikhail

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Memory-bit selection and recording by rotating fields in vortex-core cross-point architecture  

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In one of our earlier studies [Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 022509 (2008)], we proposed a concept of robust information storage, recording and readout, which can be implementaed in nonvolatile magnetic random-access memories and is based on the energetically degenerated twofold ground states of vortex-core magnetizations. In the present study, we experimentally demonstrate reliable memory-bit selection and information recording in vortex-core cross-point architecture, specifically using a two-by-two vortex-state disk array. In order to efficiently switch a vortex core positioned at the intersection of crossed electrodes, two orthogonal addressing electrodes are selected, and then two Gaussian pulse currents of optimal pulse width and time delay are applied. Such tailored pulse-type rotating magnetic fields which occurs only at the selected intersection is prerequisite for a reliable memory-bit selection and low-power-consumption recording of information in the existing cross-point architecture.

Yu, Y. -S.; Jung, H.; Lee, K. -S.; Fischer, P.; Kim, S. -K.

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Cyclone Initialization with a Spherical High-Order Filter and an Idealized Three-Dimensional Bogus Vortex  

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A tropical cyclone initialization method with an idealized three-dimensional bogus vortex of an analytic empirical formula is presented for the track and intensity prediction. The procedure in the new method consists of four steps: the separation ...

In-Hyuk Kwon; Hyeong-Bin Cheong

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilization of compactible waste  

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This report summarizes the results of series of experiments performed to determine the feasibility of stabilizing compacted or compactible waste with polymers. The need for this work arose from problems encountered at disposal sites attributed to the instability of this waste in disposal. These studies are part of an experimental program conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) investigating methods for the improved solidification/stabilization of DOE low-level wastes. The approach taken in this study was to perform a series of survey type experiments using various polymerization systems to find the most economical and practical method for further in-depth studies. Compactible dry bulk waste was stabilized with two different monomer systems: styrene-trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) and polyester-styrene, in laboratory-scale experiments. Stabilization was accomplished by wetting or soaking compactible waste (before or after compaction) with monomers, which were subsequently polymerized. Three stabilization methods are described. One involves the in-situ treatment of compacted waste with monomers in which a vacuum technique is used to introduce the binder into the waste. The second method involves the alternate placement and compaction of waste and binder into a disposal container. In the third method, the waste is treated before compaction by wetting the waste with the binder using a spraying technique. A series of samples stabilized at various binder-to-waste ratios were evaluated through water immersion and compression testing. Full-scale studies were conducted by stabilizing two 55-gallon drums of real compacted waste. The results of this preliminary study indicate that the integrity of compacted waste forms can be readily improved to ensure their long-term durability in disposal environments. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Franz, E.M.; Heiser, J.H. III; Colombo, P.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pneumatic conveying of coal and coal-limestone mixtures as applied to atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion. [Effects of moisture, velocity, particle size  

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Pneumatic conveying experiments with coal and coal-limestone mixtures were performed on a conveying system designed to represent the feed lines in the Tennessee Valley Authority 20 MW atmospheric fluidized bed combustor. The experimental conditions were chosen to cover the anticipated combustor operating ranges. The results have led to a fundamental understanding of the operating limits associated with coal surface moisture, air velocity, coal and limestone fines, solids to air ratio, and limestone to coal ratio. Coal surface moisture was found to be the most important parameter affecting handling and transport. Specific upper limits for surface moisture were established. It was demonstrated that addition of dry limestone can reduce the conveying problems associated with wet coal. The air velocities causing saltation and surge flow were determined for a variety of conveying conditions. These velocities were related qualitatively to solids to air ratio, particle size, and surface moisture. Conveying pressure drop was also measured for a variety of conditions. In the absence of saltation, the horizontal, frictional pressure drop was only a function of the solids to air ratio and the air flow conditions. Comparison of the ORNL pressure drop data with the results of other investigators had led to the conclusion that there are two basic modes of flow in dilute-phase conveying; a primarily viscous mode and a primarily inertial mode. A general pressure drop model has been developed for the inertial mode.

Daw, C S; Thomas, J F

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods of classical mechanics applied to turbulence stresses in a tip leakage vortex  

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Moore et al. measured the six Reynolds stresses in a tip leakage vortex in a linear turbine cascade. Stress tensor analysis, as used in classical mechanics, has been applied to the measured turbulence stress tensors. Principal directions and principal normal stresses are found. A solid surface model, or three-dimensional glyph, for the Reynolds stress tensor is proposed and used to view the stresses throughout the tip leakage vortex. Modeled Reynolds stresses using the Boussinesq approximation are obtained from the measured mean velocity strain rate tensor. The comparison of the principal directions and the three-dimensional graphic representations of the strain and Reynolds stress tensors aids in the understanding of the turbulence and what is required to model it.

Moore, J.G.; Schorn, S.A.; Moore, J. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model for vortex-induced vibration analysis of long-span bridges  

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Abstract Long-span structures are susceptible to wind-induced vibrations due to their low oscillation frequency and low mechanical damping. Although many efforts have been made in the past to model vortex-induced vibration of circular cylinders, limited studies can be found for non-circular cross sections representative of long-span bridge decks. A model for vortex-induced vibration analysis of long-span bridge is presented in this paper. The aeroelastic equation of motion of the model, a procedure to extract aeroelastic coefficients from wind tunnel experiments, analysis of full-scale structures incorporating loss of spanwise correlation of aeroelastic forces, and comparison between simulated and full-scale measured responses on a twin deck bridge (Fred Hartman bridge, Baytown, Texas) are discussed. Six bluff sections – Deer Isle bridge, Tsurumi bridge, Fred Hartman bridge, generic rectangular, H shaped, and circular models – were considered in this research program.

Mehedy Mashnad; Nicholas P. Jones

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amplitude distribution of magnetoelastic waves propagating in a vortex field in a superconducting layer  

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Magnetic field enters the type ? II superconducting body along a discrete arrangement of magnetic vortex lines. In the dynamic case when the magnetic field vary in time around each such a line a supercurrent flows. So the vorticesinteract one to another with the help of the Lorentz force forming this way a new mechanical field of elastic properties. Moreover those lines arrange themselves in a triangular or quadratic lattice. Such a set is observed if the intensity of the applied to the materialmagnetic field is close to its lower limiting value. The paper aims at investigating amplitude distributions of magnetoelastic waves propagating solely in the vortex field of the superconducting layer. Our attention have been focused on the applied magnetic field intensity influence on those amplitudes for various wave frequencies.

Bogdan T. Maruszewski; Andrzej Drzewiecki; Roman Starosta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced gravity Rankine cycle system design and optimization study with passive vortex phase separation  

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REDUCED GRAVITY RANKINE CYCLE SYSTEM DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION STUDY WITH PASSIVE VORTEX PHASE SEPARATION A Thesis by KEVIN ROBERT SUPAK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... SEPARATION A Thesis by KEVIN ROBERT SUPAK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Frederick...

Supak, Kevin Robert

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Aircraft Emissions Deposited in the Stratosphere and Within the Arctic Polar Vortex. Final report  

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This report describes an analysis of the quantity of emissions (water vapor, NO(x)) projected to be deposited directly within the Arctic polar vortex by projected fleets of Mach 2.4 high speed civil transports (HSCT`s). It also evaluates the amount of emissions from subsonic aircraft which are emitted into the lower stratosphere using aircraft emission inventories developed earlier for May 1990 as representative of the annual average.

Baughcum, S.L.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Lattices: From Oblique Vortices and Octupoles to Discrete Diamonds and Vortex Cubes  

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We construct a variety of novel localized topological structures in the 3D discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The states can be created in Bose-Einstein condensates trapped in strong optical lattices and crystals built of microresonators. These new structures, most of which have no counterparts in lower dimensions, range from multipole patterns and diagonal vortices to vortex “cubes” (stack of two quasiplanar vortices) and “diamonds” (formed by two orthogonal vortices).

R. Carretero-González; P. G. Kevrekidis; B. A. Malomed; D. J. Frantzeskakis

2005-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

251

Charged Vacuum Bubble Stability  

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A type of scenario is considered where electrically charged vacuum bubbles, formed from degenerate or nearly degenerate vacuua separated by a thin domain wall, are cosmologically produced due to the breaking of a discrete symmetry, with the bubble charge arising from fermions residing within the domain wall. Stability issues associated with wall tension, fermion gas, and Coulombic effects for such configurations are examined. The stability of a bubble depends upon parameters such as the symmetry breaking scale and the fermion coupling. A dominance of either the Fermi gas or the Coulomb contribution may be realized under certain conditions, depending upon parameter values.

J. R. Morris

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a vortex-pinning mechanism in high- temperature superconductors  

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Boosting large-scale superconductor applications require nanostructured conductors with artificial pinning centres immobilizing quantized vortices at high temperature and magnetic fields. Here we demonstrate a highly effective mechanism of artificial pinning centers in solution-derived high-temperature superconductor nanocomposites through generation of nanostrained regions where Cooper pair formation is suppressed. The nanostrained regions identified from transmission electron microscopy devise a very high concentration of partial dislocations associated with intergrowths generated between the randomly oriented nanodots and the epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} matrix. Consequently, an outstanding vortex-pinning enhancement correlated to the nanostrain is demonstrated for four types of randomly oriented nanodot, and a unique evolution towards an isotropic vortex-pinning behaviour, even in the effective anisotropy, is achieved as the nanostrain turns isotropic. We suggest a new vortex-pinning mechanism based on the bond-contraction pairing model, where pair formation is quenched under tensile strain, forming new and effective core-pinning regions.

Llordes, Anna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Gazquez, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Coll, M. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Vlad, R. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Pomar, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Arbiol, Jordi [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Guzman, Roger [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ye, S. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Rouco, V [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Sandiumenge, Felip [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ricart, Susagna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, Teresa [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Chataigner, D. [CRISMAT, Caen, France; Vanacken, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Gutierrez, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Moschalkov, V. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Deutscher, G. [Tel Aviv University; Magen Dominguez, Cesar [ORNL; Obradors, Xavier [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a current-vortex sheet at a 3D magnetic null  

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We report here, for the first time, an observed instability of a Kelvin-Helmholtz nature occurring in a fully three-dimensional (3D) current-vortex sheet at the fan plane of a 3D magnetic null point. The current-vortex layer forms self-consistently in response to foot point driving around the spine lines of the null. The layer first becomes unstable at an intermediate distance from the null point, with the instability being characterized by a rippling of the fan surface and a filamentation of the current density and vorticity in the shear layer. Owing to the 3D geometry of the shear layer, a branching of the current filaments and vortices is observed. The instability results in a mixing of plasma between the two topologically distinct regions of magnetic flux on either side of the fan separatrix surface, as flux is reconnected across this surface. We make a preliminary investigation of the scaling of the system with the dissipation parameters. Our results indicate that the fan plane separatrix surface is an ideal candidate for the formation of current-vortex sheets in complex magnetic fields and, therefore, the enhanced heating and connectivity change associated with the instabilities of such layers.

Wyper, P. F. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Pontin, D. I. [Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN (United Kingdom)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilized chromium oxide film  

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Stabilized air-oxidized chromium films deposited on high-power klystron ceramic windows and sleeves having a thickness between 20 and 150.ANG. are useful in lowering secondary electron emission yield and in avoiding multipactoring and window failure due to overheating. The ceramic substrate for the film is chosen from alumina, sapphire or beryllium oxide.

Garwin, Edward L. (Los Altos, CA); Nyaiesh, Ali R. (Palo Alto, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orbit Stabilization of Nanosat  

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An algorithm is developed to control a pulsed {Delta}V thruster on a small satellite to allow it to fly in formation with a host satellite undergoing time dependent atmospheric drag deceleration. The algorithm uses four short thrusts per orbit to correct for differences in the average radii of the satellites due to differences in drag and one thrust to symmetrize the orbits. The radial difference between the orbits is the only input to the algorithm. The algorithm automatically stabilizes the orbits after ejection and includes provisions to allow azimuthal positional changes by modifying the drag compensation pulses. The algorithm gives radial and azimuthal deadbands of 50 cm and 3 m for a radial measurement accuracy of {+-} 5 cm and {+-} 60% period variation in the drag coefficient of the host. Approaches to further reduce the deadbands are described. The methodology of establishing a stable orbit after ejection is illustrated in an appendix. The results show the optimum ejection angle to minimize stabilization thrust is upward at 86{sup o} from the orbital velocity. At this angle the stabilization velocity that must be supplied by the thruster is half the ejection velocity. An ejection velocity of 0.02 m/sat 86{sup o} gives an azimuthal separation after ejection and orbit stabilization of 187 m. A description of liquid based gas thrusters suitable for the satellite control is included in an appendix.

JOHNSON,DAVID J.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Stability of the aether  

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The requirements for stability of a Lorentz violating theory are analyzed. In particular we conclude that Einstein-aether theory can be stable when its modes have any phase velocity, rather than only the speed of light as was argued in a recent paper.

William Donnelly and Ted Jacobson

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

257

Stabilized chromium oxide film  

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Stabilized air-oxidized chromium films deposited on high-power klystron ceramic windows and sleeves having a thickness between 20 and 150A are useful in lowering secondary electron emission yield and in avoiding multipactoring and window failure due to overheating. The ceramic substrate for the film is chosen from alumina, sapphire or beryllium oxide.

Nyaiesh, A.R.; Garwin, E.L.

1986-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

258

Stability of the aether  

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The requirements for stability of a Lorentz violating theory are analyzed. In particular we conclude that Einstein-aether theory can be stable when its modes have any phase velocity, rather than only the speed of light as was argued in a recent paper.

Donnelly, William; Jacobson, Ted [Center for Fundamental Physics, Department of Physics, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, 20742-4111 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of Coupling Algorithms  

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INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 A. Approaches to solving a coupled system . . . . . . . . . . . 3 B. Common terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C. Classi cation of coupling algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1... equal, cA = cB = mA = mB = 1 and with dissipation, = 0:5 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 26 10 Conditional stability observed with cA > cB. The material prop- erties: cA = 100; cB = 1; mA = mB = 1; = 1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : 27 11 An unstable...

Akkasale, Abhineeth

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved roof stabilization technologies  

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Decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) activities require that personnel have access to all areas of structures, some of which are more than 40 years old. In many cases, these structures have remained in a standby condition for up to 10 years; few preventative maintenance activities have been performed on them because of lack of funding or a defined future plan of action. This situation has led to deteriorated building conditions, resulting in potential personnel safety hazards. In addition, leaky roofs allow water to enter the buildings, which can cause the spread of contamination and increase building deterioration, worsening the already unsafe working conditions. To ensure worker safety and facilitate building dismantlement, the assessment of roof stabilization techniques applicable to US Department of Energy (DOE) structures has become an important issue. During Fiscal year 1997 (FY97), a comprehensive reliability-based model for the structural stabilization analysis of roof system in complex structures was developed. The model consists of three major components: a material testing method, a deterministic structural computer model, and a reliability-based optimization, and probabilistic analyses of roof structures can be implemented. Given site-specific needs, this model recommends the most appropriate roof stabilization system. This model will give not only an accurate evaluation of the existing roof system in complex structures, but it will also be a reliable method to aid the decision-making process. This final report includes in its appendix a Users` Manual for the Program of Deterministic and Reliability Analysis of Roof Structures.

Ebadian, M.A.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine blade platform film cooling with simulated stator-rotor purge flow with varied seal width and upstream wake with vortex  

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phase locations to model the unsteady wake formed at the trailing edge of the upstream vane. Delta wings were also placed in four positions to create a vortex similar to the passage vortex at the exit of the vane. The film cooling effectiveness...

Blake, Sarah Anne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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WAVE-VORTEX MODE COUPLING IN ASTROPHYSICAL ACCRETION DISKS UNDER COMBINED RADIAL AND VERTICAL STRATIFICATION  

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We examine accretion disk flow under combined radial and vertical stratification utilizing a local Cartesian (or ''shearing box'') approximation. We investigate both axisymmetric and nonaxisymmetric disturbances with the Boussinesq approximation. Under axisymmetric disturbances, a new dispersion relation is derived. It reduces to the Solberg-Hoieland criterion in the case without vertical stratification. It shows that, asymptotically, stable radial and vertical stratification cannot induce any linear instability; Keplerian flow is accordingly stable. Previous investigations strongly suggest that the so-called bypass concept of turbulence (i.e., that fine-tuned disturbances of any inviscid smooth shear flow can reach arbitrarily large transient growth) can also be applied to Keplerian disks. We present an analysis of this process for three-dimensional plane-wave disturbances comoving with the shear flow of a general rotating shear flow under combined stable radial and vertical rotation. We demonstrate that large transient growth occurs for K{sub 2}/k{sub 1} >> 1 and k{sub 3} = 0 or k{sub 1} {approx} k{sub 3}, where k{sub 1}, K{sub 2}, and k{sub 3} are the azimuthal, radial, and vertical components of the initial wave vector, respectively. By using a generalized ''wave-vortex'' decomposition of the disturbance, we show that the large transient energy growth in a Keplerian disk is mainly generated by the transient dynamics of the vortex mode. The analysis of the power spectrum of total (kinetic+potential) energy in the azimuthal or vertical directions shows that the contribution coming from the vortex mode is dominant at large scales, while the contribution coming from the wave mode is important at small scales. These findings may be confirmed by appropriate numerical simulations in the high Reynolds number regime.

Salhi, A. [Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences de Tunis, 1060 Tunis (Tunisia); Lehner, T. [LUTH, UMR 8102 CNRS, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 5 place de Janssen, F-92195 Meudon (France); Godeferd, F.; Cambon, C. [Laboratoire de Mecanique des Fluides et d'Acoustique, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, UMR 5509, CNRS, INSA, UCB, F-69134 Ecully Cedex (France)

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection in orthogonally interacting vortex tubes: Direct numerical simulations and quantifications  

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The three?dimensional time evolution of two orthogonally offset cylindrical vortices of equal strength is simulated by solving the hyperviscosity?regularized incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. A Fourier pseudospectral method with a time?split integration scheme is used for the solution. Four runs with different Reynolds numbers ranging between 690–2100 are performed each with a resolution of 963 collocation points. The sequence of important physical processes and the evolution of local and global quantities such as vorticity velocity and mean?square strain rate are presented. It is found that the growth rate of the maximum vorticity is at most exponential. The Reynolds number dependence of the time scale of reconnection the vorticity growth rate and the time at which the maximum vorticity is attained are examined and differences between the present results and Saffman’s essentially two?dimensional model predictions are encountered and elucidated. The distributions of the eigenvalues ? ? ? and the corresponding eigenvectors s ? s ? s ? of the rate of strain tensor S i j are calculated at different times. It is found that as the mean?square strain rate ? increases during the evolution s ? and the vorticity vector ? are perfectly aligned and ?>0 in high ? regions. Strong temporal spatial and Reynolds number dependence of the strain fields is also seen. Evidence is presented that during reconnection the vorticity growth in newly forming bridges takes place in the vicinity of the upper stagnation line segment of the vortex dipole due to the nature of the vortex stretching term. Also examined is the initial finger formation and it is found that the initial nonuniform axial stretching and the displacement of the vortex cores due to a lift force play an important role in this process.

O. N. Boratav; R. B. Pelz; N. J. Zabusky

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium coherent vortex states and subharmonic giant Shapiro steps in Josephson junction arrays  

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This is a review of recent work on the dynamic response of Josephson junction arrays driven by dc and ac currents. The arrays are modeled by the resistively shunted Josephson junction model, appropriate for proximity effect junctions, including self-induced magnetic fields as well as disorder. The relevance of the self-induced fields is measured as a function of a parameter $\\kappa=\\lambda_L/a$, with $\\lambda_L$ the London penetration depth of the arrays, and $a$ the lattice spacing. The transition from Type II ($\\kappa>1$) to Type I ($\\kappa <1$) behavior is studied in detail. We compare the results for models with self, self+nearest-neighbor, and full inductance matrices. In the $\\kappa=\\infty$ limit, we find that when the initial state has at least one vortex-antivortex pair, after a characteristic transient time these vortices unbind and {\\it radiate} other vortices. These radiated vortices settle into a parity-broken, time-periodic, {\\em axisymmetric coherent vortex state} (ACVS), characterized by alternate rows of positive and negative vortices lying along a tilted axis. The ACVS produces subharmonic steps in the current voltage (IV) characteristics, typical of giant Shapiro steps. For finite $\\kappa$ we find that the IV's show subharmonic giant Shapiro steps, even at zero external magnetic field. We find that these subharmonic steps are produced by a whole family of coherent vortex oscillating patterns, with their structure changing as a function of $\\kappa$. In general, we find that these patterns are due to a break down of translational invariance produced, for example, by disorder or antisymmetric edge-fields. The zero field case results are in good qualitative agreement with experiments

Daniel Domínguez; Jorge V. José

1994-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Interconversion of dark soliton and Josephson vortex in a quasi-1D long Bose Josephson junction  

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Dark soliton (DS) and Josephson vortex (JV) in quasi-1D long Bose Josephson junction (BJJ) can be interconverted by tuning Josephson coupling. Rates of the interconversion as well as of the thermally activated phase-slip effect, resulting in the JV switching its vorticity, have been evaluated. The role of quantum phase-slip in creating superposition of JVs with opposite vorticities as a qubit is discussed as well. Utilization of the JV for controlled and coherent transfer of atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) is suggested.

V. M. Kaurov; A. B. Kuklov

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex states in a binary mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates  

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The vortex configurations in the Bose-Einstein condensate of a mixture of two different spin states |F=1,mf=-1? and |2,1? of 87Rb atoms corresponding to the recent experiments by Matthews et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2498 (1999)] are considered in the framework of the Thomas-Fermi approximation as functions of N2/N1, where N1 is the number of atoms in the state |1,-1? and N2 in the state |2,1?. Ranges of this ratio are determined within which the various configurations of the binary condensate are stable.

S. T. Chui; V. N. Ryzhov; E. E. Tareyeva

2001-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical excitation of quasiparticle pairs in the vortex core of high- T sub c superconductors  

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A far-infrared resonance has been observed in superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} thin films in the presence of high magnetic fields. It corresponds to the quasiparticle pair creation process inside the vortex core. The resonance frequency is {omega}{sub 0}=1.3{ital kT}{sub {ital c}}/{h bar} with a linewidth 1/{tau}{congruent}0.6{omega}. This value for {omega}{sub 0} implies, within BCS theory, a large energy gap in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}.

Karraie, K.; Choi, E.J.; Dunmore, F.; Liu, S.H.; Drew, H.D. (Center for Superconductivity Research, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States) Laboratory for Physical Sciences, College Park, Maryland 20740 (United States)); Li, Q.; Fenner, D.B. (Advanced Fuel Research, E. Hartford, Connecticut 06138 (United States)); Zhu, Y.D.; Zhang, F. (Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 (United States))

1992-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

268

Stabilizing quantum information  

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The dynamical-algebraic structure underlying all the schemes for quantum information stabilization is argued to be fully contained in the reducibility of the operator algebra describing the interaction with the environment of the coding quantum system. This property amounts to the existence of a nontrivial group of symmetries for the global dynamics. We provide a unified framework that allows us to build systematically additional classes of error correcting codes and noiseless subsystems. It is shown that by using symmetrization strategies one can artificially produce noiseless subsystems supporting universal quantum computation.

Paolo Zanardi

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtosecond laser fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer graphene using vortex Bessel beams  

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We report the fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer chemical vapor deposition graphene on glass substrate using femtosecond laser ablation with vortex Bessel beams. The fabricated graphene disks with diameters ranging from 650?nm to 4??m were characterized by spatially resolved micro-Raman spectroscopy. The variation of ablation threshold was investigated as a function of the number of pulses showing an incubation effect. A very high degree of size control of the fabricated graphene disks is enabled using a sequence of femtosecond pulses with different vortex orders.

Wetzel, Benjamin, E-mail: benjamin.wetzel@femto-st.fr; Xie, Chen; Lacourt, Pierre-Ambroise; Dudley, John M.; Courvoisier, Francois [Département d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR–6174 CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon (France)] [Département d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR–6174 CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon (France)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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MAP, MAC, and Vortex-rings Configurations in the Weinberg-Salam Model  

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We report on the presence of new axially symmetric monopoles, antimonopoles and vortex-rings solutions of the SU(2)$\\times$U(1) Weinberg-Salam model of electromagnetic and weak interactions. When the $\\phi$-winding number $n=1$, and 2, the configurations are monopole-antimonopole pair (MAP) and monopole-antimonopole chain (MAC) with poles of alternating sign magnetic charge arranged along the $z$-axis. Vortex-rings start to appear from the MAP and MAC configurations when the winding number $n=3$. The MAP configurations possess zero net magnetic charge whereas the MAC configurations possess net magnetic charge of $4\\pi n/e$. In the MAP configurations, the monopole-antimonopole pair is bounded by the ${\\cal Z}^0$ field flux string and there is an electromagnetic current loop encircling it. The monopole and antimonopole possess magnetic charges $\\pm\\frac{2\\pi n}{e}$ respectively. In the MAC configurations there is no string connecting the monopole and the adjacent antimonopole and they possess magnetic charges $\\pm\\frac{4\\pi n}{e}$ respectively. The MAC configurations possess infinite total energy and zero magnetic dipole moment whereas the MAP configurations which are actually sphalerons possess finite total energy and magnetic dipole moment. The configurations were investigated for varying value of Higgs boson mass $0\\leq M_H^2\\leq 80$ at Weinberg angle $\\theta_W=\\frac{\\pi}{4}$.

Rosy Teh; Ban-Loong Ng; Khai-Ming Wong

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductor stability 90: A review  

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This paper reviews some recent developments in the field of stability of superconductors. The main topics dealt with are hydrodynamic phenomena in cable-in-conduit superconductors, namely, multiple stability, quench pressure, thermal expulsion, and thermal hydraulic quenchback, traveling normal zones in large, composite conductors, such as those intended for SMES, and the stability of vapor-cooled leads made of high-temperature superconductors. 31 refs., 5 figs.

Dresner, L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Stability of 114298 Against Fission  

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The formalism of Siemens and Bethe concerning the stability of 114298 gives different conclusions depending on the mass formula used in obtaining the fissionability parameter.

Cheuk-Yin Wong

1967-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

273

Aerodynamic Drag and Gyroscopic Stability  

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This paper describes the effects on aerodynamic drag of rifle bullets as the gyroscopic stability is lowered from 1.3 to 1.0. It is well known that a bullet can tumble for stability less than 1.0. The Sierra Loading Manuals (4th and 5th Editions) have previously reported that ballistic coefficient decreases significantly as gyroscopic stability, Sg, is lowered below 1.3. These observations are further confirmed by experiments reported here. Measured ballistic coefficients were compared with gyroscopic stabilities computed using the Miller Twist Rule for nearly solid metal bullets with uniform density and computed using the Courtney-Miller formula for plastic-tipped bullets. The relationship between Sg and drag may be used to test the applicability of existing gyroscopic stability formulas for given bullet designs and to evaluate the accuracy of alternate formulas in cases where the existing stability formulas are not as accurate. The most definitive test of formulas predicting stability will always be observation of whether bullets tumble under given conditions. However, observations of drag changes provide valuable supplemental information because they suggest changes in stability as conditions change. Use of a continuous variable (drag) rather than a binary variable (tumbling) allows insight into stability over a range of conditions where the binary variable does not change.

Elya R. Courtney; Michael W. Courtney

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

274

Stability Breakout Session  

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Breakout Session Breakout Session I Chemical Stability * What are the Reactions? i. Products must be identified (loss of IEC is not enough) ii. Establish reaction mechanism(s) iii. Measure the kinetics II Reaction of membrane with OH - /HCO 3 - /CO 3 2- at various hydration levels - nucleophilicity and basicity of anion species i. Cations a) Small molecule analogues b) Effects of hydration state and temperature c) Cation design R 4 N + ???? Families of cations * Ammoniums * Guanadiniums * Sulfoniums * Phosphoniums [problematic] * Phosphazeniums II Reaction with OH - /HCO 3 - /CO 3 2- and Hydration levels (cont'd) ii. Tethers - Link to cation - Link to backbone - Spacers (in between) iii. Backbone a) Hydrocarbon - Structure - Functional makeup b) Fluoropolymer III Reactive O 2 Species HOO - /H

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Quantum Dissociation of a Vortex-Antivortex Pair in a Long Josephson Junction M.V. Fistul,1  

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Quantum Dissociation of a Vortex-Antivortex Pair in a Long Josephson Junction M.V. Fistul,1 A VAV pair manifests itself in a switching of the Josephson junction from the superconducting biased single Josephson junctions (JJs), various SQUIDs, and small Josephson junction arrays, contain

Wallraff, Andreas

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Tracking Waves and Vortex Nucleation in Excitable Systems with Anomalous Dispersion N. Manz, C.T. Hamik, and O. Steinbock  

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Tracking Waves and Vortex Nucleation in Excitable Systems with Anomalous Dispersion N. Manz, C obtained from a chemical reaction-diffusion system in which wave propagation is limited to a finite band of wavelengths and in which no solitary pulses exist. Wave patterns increase their size through repeated

Steinbock, Oliver

277

Quantum Hasimoto transformation and nonlinear waves on a superfluid vortex filament under the quantum local induction approximation  

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The Hasimoto transformation between the classical LIA (local induction approximation, a model approximating the motion of a thin vortex filament) and the nonlinear Schr\\"odinger equation (NLS) has proven very useful in the past, since it allows one to construct new solutions to the LIA once a solution to the NLS is known. In the present paper, the quantum form of the LIA (which includes mutual friction effects) is put into correspondence with a type of complex nonlinear dispersive partial differential equation (PDE) with cubic nonlinearity (similar in form to a Ginsburg-Landau equation, with additional nonlinear terms). Transforming the quantum LIA in such a way enables one to obtain quantum vortex filament solutions once solutions to this dispersive PDE are known. From our quantum Hasimoto transformation, we determine the form and behavior of Stokes waves and a standing 1-soliton solution under normal and binormal friction effects. The soliton solution on a quantum vortex filament is a natural generalization of the classical 1-soliton solution constructed mathematically by Hasimoto (which motivated subsequent real-world experiments). The quantum Hasimoto transformation is useful when normal fluid velocity is relatively weak, so for the case where the normal fluid velocity is dominant we resort to other approaches. We consider the dynamics of the tangent vector to the vortex filament directly from the quantum LIA, and this approach, while less elegant than the quantum Hasimoto transformation, enables us to study waves primarily driven by the normal fluid velocity.

Robert A. Van Gorder

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

278

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

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

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Combustion heat release effects on asymmetric vortex shedding from bluff bodies.  

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??Combustion systems utilizing bluff bodies to stabilize the combustion processes can experience oscillatory heat release due to the alternate shedding of coherent, von Kármán vortices… (more)

Cross, Caleb Nathaniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Z2 index for gapless fermionic modes in the vortex core of three-dimensional paired Dirac fermions  

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We consider the gapless modes along the vortex line of the fully gapped, momentum independent paired states of three-dimensional Dirac fermions. For this, we require the solution of fermion zero modes of the corresponding two-dimensional problem in the presence of a point vortex, in the plane perpendicular to the vortex line. Based on the spectral symmetry requirement for the existence of the zero mode, we identify the appropriate generalized Jackiw-Rossi Hamiltonians for different paired states. A four-dimensional generalized Jackiw-Rossi Hamiltonian possesses spectral symmetry with respect to an antiunitary operator, and gives rise to a single zero mode only for the odd vorticity, which is formally described by a Z2 index. In the presence of generic perturbations such as chemical potential, Dirac mass, and Zeeman couplings, the associated two-dimensional problem for the odd parity topological superconducting state maps onto two copies of generalized Jackiw-Rossi Hamiltonian, and consequently an odd vortex binds two Majorana fermions. In contrast, there are no zero-energy states for the topologically trivial s-wave superconductor in the presence of any chiral symmetry breaking perturbation in the particle-hole channel, such as regular Dirac mass. We show that the number of one-dimensional dispersive modes along the vortex line is also determined by the index of the associated two-dimensional problem. For an axial superfluid state in the presence of various perturbations, we discuss the consequences of the Z2 index on the anomaly equations.

Bitan Roy and Pallab Goswami

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Stabilized radio-frequency quadrupole  

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A long-vane stabilized radio frequency resonator for accelerating charged particles and including means defining a radio frequency resonator cavity, a plurality of long vanes mounted in the defining means for dividing the cavity into sections, and means interconnecting opposing ones of the plurality of vanes for stabilizing the resonator.

Lancaster, H.D.; Fugitt, J.A.; Howard, D.R.

1982-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

282

QUANTITATIVE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF STOCHASTIC ...  

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? is said to be lower semi-continuous (lsc for short) at ¯x ? X if and only if ..... It is also known as a distance of probability measures having ?-structure, see [45] ...... In order to compare the previous novel stability result for two-stage models ...... Quantitative stability in stochastic programming: The method of probability metrics ...

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

283

An experimental investigation of the rolling moment on a flat plate in the presence of a free vortex of known strength  

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not affect their vertical or lateral positioning. The vortex probe assembly is shown in Figure 2. A comparison of the free-stream velocities obtained from the vortex probe assembly and a standard pitot-static tube revealed a difference of less than one...AN EXPERIMENTAL 1NVES1'IGATION OF THE ROLLING MOMENT ON A ILAT PLATE IN THE ?RESENCE OP A FREE VORTEX OF KNOWN STRENGTH A Thesis by MAURICE VERNE VAN DUSEN, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Teras A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Van Dusen, Maurice Verne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

284

Ferrocyanide tank waste stability  

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Ferrocyanide wastes were generated at the Hanford Site during the mid to late 1950s as a result of efforts to create more tank space for the storage of high-level nuclear waste. The ferrocyanide process was developed to remove [sup 137]CS from existing waste and newly generated waste that resulted from the recovery of valuable uranium in Hanford Site waste tanks. During the course of research associated with the ferrocyanide process, it was recognized that ferrocyanide materials, when mixed with sodium nitrate and/or sodium nitrite, were capable of violent exothermic reaction. This chemical reactivity became an issue in the 1980s, when safety issues associated with the storage of ferrocyanide wastes in Hanford Site tanks became prominent. These safety issues heightened in the late 1980s and led to the current scrutiny of the safety issues associated with these wastes, as well as current research and waste management programs. Testing to provide information on the nature of possible tank reactions is ongoing. This document supplements the information presented in Summary of Single-Shell Tank Waste Stability, WHC-EP-0347, March 1991 (Borsheim and Kirch 1991), which evaluated several issues. This supplement only considers information particular to ferrocyanide wastes.

Fowler, K.D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Stabilizer for motor vehicle  

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This patent describes a stabilizer for a motor vehicle comprising: a rod-shaped torsion section extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle; a pair of arm sections continuous with both ends of the torsion section and extending in the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle; a first member attached to the torsion section or at least one of the arm sections and formed with an axially penetrating cylindrical bore; a columnar second member inserted in the bore of the first member; at least one coil spring disposed between the inner peripheral surface of the bore of the first member and the outer peripheral surface of the second member and wound around the second member, at least one end of the coil spring being a free end; an operating member connected to the free end of the coil spring, at least a part of the operating member being located outside the first member; and drive means coupled to the operating member and adapted to apply a force in a direction such that the diameter of the coil spring is increased or reduced.

Takadera, I.; Kuroda, S.

1986-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

286

Innovative sludge stabilization method  

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Sludge is generated in many water and wastewater treatment processes, both biological and physical/chemical. Examples include biological sludges from sanitary and industrial wastewater treatment operations and chemical sludges such as those produced when metals are removed from metal plating wastewater. Even some potable water plants produce sludge, such as when alum is used as a flocculating agent to clarify turbid water. Because sludge is produced from such a variety of operations, different techniques have been developed to remove water from sludges and reduce the sludge volume and mass, thus making the sludge more suitable for recovery or disposal. These techniques include mechanical (e.g., filter presses), solar (sludge drying beds), and thermal. The least expensive of these methods, neglecting land costs, involves sludge drying beds and lagoons. The solar method was widely used in sewage treatment plants for many years, but has fallen in disfavor in the US; mechanical and thermal methods have been preferred. Since environmental remediation often requires managing sludges, this article presents a discussion of a variation of sludge lagoons known as evaporative sludge stabilization. Application of this process to the closure of two 2.5 acre (10117 m{sup 2}) hazardous waste surface impoundments will be discussed. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Riggenbach, J.D.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Effects of atmospheric conditions and control surface deflections on vortex characteristics  

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I I I i. C iS OF:"-:, ','". : iFII! 2! C CO", Df if Of!S f'-, 'ID CO, ", IROI ':L'll ', CI DI. I I ECT IOIIS O', I 'ilORT:-X ' I~OR;. C I L!If ISTICS 0 Thesis by CALVfl'I L!O'. , 'PRD SIIEIIKIR, JR. Subr~i fis!i to the G! ', 'uete Col ieije...7, SST Ci'rcorde, C-SA, and others, induce 'tr. ailing r, ing iiI! vor'-ic, s ?aiich pr: sent a hazard Lo stnal1er ait craft. In this Itir!Osti(dation such vr. i tex charac'ieristics as I!ave Fornations, r;0!e Ienrgths, b(eak t&1es, and vortex...

Shenkir, Calvin Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

288

Mechanical (acoustic?like) wave propagation along a vortex array in the superconducting heterostructure  

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Magnetic flux can penetrate the type ? II superconductor in the form of Abrikosov vortices (also called flux lines flux tubes or fluxons) each carrying a quantum of magnetic flux. These tiny vortices of supercurrent tend to arrange themselves in a triangular or quadratic flux?line lattice. Since the vortices are formed by the applied magnetic field around of each of them the supercurrent flows. Moreover there also exist some Lorentz force interactions among them. Those interactions form an origin of an additional mechanical (stress) field occurring in the type?II superconductor. The paper deals with an analysis of elastic (acoustic?like) wave propagation solely along vortices in a heterostructure consisted of the superconducting layer put on the superconducting substrate. Dispersion and the amplitude distribution of those waves in the vortex field existing in that structure has been presented.

Bogdan T. Maruszewski; Andrzej Drzewiecki; Roman Starosta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Plasma resonance at low magnetic fields as a probe of vortex line meandering in layered superconductors  

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We consider the magnetic-field dependence of the plasma resonance frequency in pristine and in irradiated Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 crystals near Tc. At low magnetic fields we relate linear in field corrections to the plasma frequency to the average distance between the pancake vortices in the neighboring layers (wandering length). We calculate the wandering length in the case of thermal wiggling of vortex lines, taking into account both Josephson and magnetic interlayer coupling of pancakes. Analyzing experimental data, we found that (i) the wandering length becomes comparable with the London penetration depth near Tc and (ii) at small melting fields (line liquid phase in this field range. We also found that pinning by columnar defects affects weakly the field dependence of the plasma resonance frequency near Tc.

L. N. Bulaevskii; A. E. Koshelev; V. M. Vinokur; M. P. Maley

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Plasma resonance at low magnetic fields as a probe of vortex line meandering in layered superconductors  

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We consider the magnetic field dependence of the plasma resonance frequency in pristine and in irradiated Bi$_2$Sr$_2$CaCu$_2$O$_8$ crystals near $T_c$. At low magnetic fields we relate linear in field corrections to the plasma frequency to the average distance between the pancake vortices in the neighboring layers (wandering length). We calculate the wandering length in the case of thermal wiggling of vortex lines, taking into account both Josephson and magnetic interlayer coupling of pancakes. Analyzing experimental data, we found that (i) the wandering length becomes comparable with the London penetration depth near T$_{c}$ and (ii) at small melting fields ($line liquid phase in this field range. We also found that pinning by columnar defects affects weakly the field dependence of the plasma resonance frequency near $T_c$.

L. N. Bulaevskii; A. E. Koshelev; V. M. Vinokur; M. P. Maley

1999-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

291

Cyclostrophic adjustment in swirling gas flows and the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube effect  

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A theoretical analysis of cyclostrophic adjustment is presented; i.e., adjustment to balance between pressure gradient and centrifugal force in axisymmetric flow of an inviscid gas is examined. The solution to the problem is represented as the sum of a time-independent (balanced) and time-dependent (wave) components. It is shown that the wave component of the flow in an unbounded domain decays with time, and the corresponding solution reduces to the balanced component. In a bounded domain, the balanced flow component exists against the background of undamped acoustic waves. It is found that the balanced flow is thermally stratified at Mach numbers close to unity, with a substantial decrease in gas temperature (to between -50 and -100 deg. C) in the axial region. This finding, combined with the results of special experiments, is used to explain the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube effect.

Kalashnik, M. V., E-mail: lingel@obninsk.com; Visheratin, K. N. [SPA Typhoon (Russian Federation)], E-mail: kvisher@typhoon.obninsk.ru

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

Field investigation of keyblock stability  

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Discontinuities in a rock mass can intersect an excavation surface to form discrete blocks (keyblocks) which can be unstable. This engineering problem is divided into two parts: block identification, and evaluation of block stability. One stable keyblock and thirteen fallen keyblocks were observed in field investigations at the Nevada Test Site. Nine blocks were measured in detail sufficient to allow back-analysis of their stability. Measurements included block geometry, and discontinuity roughness and compressive strength. Back-analysis correctly predicted stability or failure in all but two cases. These two exceptions involved situations that violated the stress assumptions of the stability calculations. Keyblock faces correlated well with known joint set orientations. The effect of tunnel orientation on keyblock frequency was apparent. Back-analysis of physical models successfully predicted block pullout force for two-dimensional models of unit thickness. Two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) analytic models for the stability of simple pyramidal keyblocks were examined. Calculated stability is greater for 3D analyses than for 2D analyses. Calculated keyblock stability increases with larger in situ stress magnitudes, larger lateral stress ratios, and larger shear strengths. Discontinuity stiffness controls block displacement more strongly than it does stability itself. Large keyblocks are less stable than small ones, and stability increases as blocks become more slender. Rock mass temperature decreases reduce the confining stress magnitudes and can lead to failure. The pattern of stresses affecting each block face explains conceptually the occurrence of pyramidal keyblocks that are truncated near their apex.

Yow, J.L. Jr.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

In situ mercury stabilization  

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BNL Royalty Project Internal Status Report. The funds from the allotment of royalty income were used to experimentally explore feasibility of related, potential new techniques based on the Environmental Sciences Department successful technology licensed for the ex situ treatment of mercury. Specifically, this work is exploring the concept of using Sulfur Polymer Cement (SPC) in an in situ application to stabilize and/or remove mercury (Hg) from surficial soil. Patent disclosure forms have been filed for this process. Soil was artificially spiked with 500 ppm Hg and a series of experiments were set up in which SPC rods were placed in the center of a mass of this soil. Some experiments were conducted at 20 C and others at 50 C. After times ranging from 11 to 24 days, these experiments were opened, photographed and the soil was sampled from discrete locations in the containers. The soil and SPC samples were analyzed for Fe and Hg by x-ray fluorescence. The Hg profile in the soil was significantly altered, with concentrations along the outer edge of the soil reduced by as much as 80% from the starting concentration. Conversely, closer to the treatment rod containing SPC, concentrations of Hg were significantly increased over the original concentration. Preliminary results for elevated temperature sample are shown graphically in Figure 2. Apparently the Hg had migrated toward the SPC and reacted with sulfur to form Hg S. This appears to be a reaction between gaseous phases of both S and Hg, with Hg having a greater vapor pressure. The concentration of low solubility HgS (i.e., low leaching properties) developed within 11 days at 50 C and 21 days at 20 C, confirming the potential of this concept.

Fuhrmann, M.; Kalb, P.; Adams, J.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Pathway and Stability of Protein Folding  

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...research-article Pathway and Stability of Protein Folding Alan R. Fersht Mark Bycroft...experimental approach to the problem of protein folding and stability which measures...helices. Pathway and stability of protein folding. | We describe an experimental...

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Large-Eddy Simulation of Stratified Turbulence. Part II: Application of the Stretched-Vortex Model to the Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

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The buoyancy-adjusted stretched-vortex subgrid-scale (SGS) model is assessed for a number of large-eddy simulations (LESs) corresponding to diverse atmospheric boundary layer conditions. The cases considered are free convection, a moderately ...

Georgios Matheou; Daniel Chung

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

205Tl NMR observation of vortex lattice formation in the high temperature superconductor Tl2Ba2CuO6  

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We report on the asymmetric field distribution of the triangular vortex lattice in the superconductor Tl2Ba2CuO6 as observed by205Tl NMR atB a =4.26 T. A penetra...

M. Mehring; F. Hentsch; Hj. Mattausch…

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Satellite Data Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction Models. Part II: Uses of Rain-Affected Radiances from Microwave Observations for Hurricane Vortex Analysis  

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A hybrid variational scheme (HVAR) is developed to produce the vortex analysis associated with tropical storms. This scheme allows for direct assimilation of rain-affected radiances from satellite microwave instruments. In the HVAR, the ...

Fuzhong Weng; Tong Zhu; Banghua Yan

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey of ideal fluid propeller theories and a study of the effects of aerodynamic propeller loading on trailing vortex induced velocity and thrust  

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A SURVEY OF IDEAL FLUID PRO~ THEORIES AND A STUIE OP THE EFFECTS OF AERODYNAMIC PRO~ LOADING ON TRAILING VORTEX INDUCED VELOCITY AND THRUST A Thesis EDWARD MADISON ~ Suhmitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial... fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1969 h'h, jor Suhgect: Mechanical Engineering A SURVEY OF IDEAL FLUID PROPELLEB THEORIES AND A STUDY OF THE EFFKTS OF AERODYKVGC PROPELLER LOADING ON TRAILING VORTEX INDUCED...

Kelley, Edward Madison

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

299

A model of the lateral line of fish for vortex sensing This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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A model of the lateral line of fish for vortex sensing This article has been downloaded from.1088/1748-3182/7/3/036016 A model of the lateral line of fish for vortex sensing Zheng Ren1 and Kamran Mohseni1,2,3,4 1 Department.iop.org/BB/7/036016 Abstract In this paper, the lateral line trunk canal (LLTC) of a fish is modeled

Mohseni, Kamran

300

Calorimetric study of the transitions between the different vortex states in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}.  

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We have studied the vortex phase diagram of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}} (YBCO) in very strong magnetic field (0-26 Tesla) by a.c. calorimetry. We describe the anomalies associated with the transitions between the different vortex states (solid, liquid, and glass), with special emphasis on the first order flux lattice melting.

Bouquet, F.; Calemczuk, R.; Crabtree, G. W.; Erb, A.; Fisher, R. A.; Junod, A.; Kwok, W. K.; Marcenat, C.; Phillips, N. E.; Roulin, M.; Schilling, A.; Welp, U.

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion...

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of...

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EXISTENCE AND STABILITY RESULTS BASED ON ASYMPTOTIC ...  

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Abstract. This work is devoted to the study of existence and stability results of semidefi- .... work some stability results formerly proven in [4, 7, 21, 22] for linear,

2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

304

Irradiation Stability of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Ion irradiation of carbon nanotubes is a tool that can be used to achieve modification of the structure. Irradiation stability of carbon nanotubes was studied by ion and electron bombardment of the samples. Different ion species at various energies...

Aitkaliyeva, Assel

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

305

Stabilization and Global Climate Policy  

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Academic and political debates over long-run climate policy often invoke “stabilization” of atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs), but only rarely are non-CO2 greenhouse gases addressed explicitly. Even ...

Sarofim, Marcus C.

306

Quantum stabilizer codes and beyond  

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QUANTUM STABILIZER CODES AND BEYOND A Dissertation by PRADEEP KIRAN SARVEPALLI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2008 Major... Subject: Computer Science QUANTUM STABILIZER CODES AND BEYOND A Dissertation by PRADEEP KIRAN SARVEPALLI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY...

Sarvepalli, Pradeep Kiran

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

307

Experimental and thermodynamical analyses of the diesel exhaust vortex generator heat exchanger for optimizing its operating condition  

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Abstract In this research, a vortex generator heat exchanger is used to recover exergy from the exhaust of an OM314 diesel engine. Twenty vortex generators with 30° angle of attack are used to increase the heat recovery as well as the low back pressure in the exhaust. The experiments are prepared for five engine loads (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80% of full load), two exhaust gases amount (50 and 100%) and four water mass flow rates (50, 40, 30 and 20 g/s). After a thermodynamical analysis on the obtained data, an optimization study based on Central Composite Design (CCD) is performed due to complex effect of engine loads and water mass flow rates on exergy recovery and irreversibility to reach the best operating condition.

M. Hatami; D.D. Ganji; M. Gorji-Bandpy

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Interstitials, Vacancies and Dislocations in Flux-Line Lattices: A Theory of Vortex Crystals, Supersolids and Liquids  

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We study a three dimensional Abrikosov vortex lattice in the presence of an equilibrium concentration of vacancy, interstitial and dislocation loops. Vacancies and interstitials renormalize the long-wavelength bulk and tilt elastic moduli. Dislocation loops lead to the vanishing of the long-wavelength shear modulus. The coupling to vacancies and interstitials - which are always present in the liquid state - allows dislocations to relax stresses by climbing out of their glide plane. Surprisingly, this mechanism does not yield any further independent renormalization of the tilt and compressional moduli at long wavelengths. The long wavelength properties of the resulting state are formally identical to that of the ``flux-line hexatic'' that is a candidate ``normal'' hexatically ordered vortex liquid state.

M. Cristina Marchetti; Leo Radzihovsky

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Vortex graphs as N-omers and CP(N-1) Skyrmions in N-component Bose-Einstein condensates  

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Stable vortex N-omers are constructed in coherently coupled N-component Bose-Einstein condensates. We classify all possible N-omers in terms of the mathematical graph theory and numerically construct all graphs for N=2,3,4. We also find that N-omers are well described as CP(N-1) skyrmions when inter-component and intra-component couplings are U(N) symmetric, and we evaluate their size dependence on the Rabi coupling.

Minoru Eto; Muneto Nitta

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

310

Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a source of vortex pinning in high-temperature superconductors  

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Boosting large-scale superconductor applications require nanostructured conductors with artificial pinning centres immobilizing quantized vortices at high temperature and magnetic fields. Here we demonstrate a highly effective mechanism of artificial pinning centres in solution-derived high-temperature superconductor nanocomposites through generation of nanostrained regions where Cooper pair formation is suppressed. The nanostrained regions identified from transmission electron microscopy devise a very high concentration of partial dislocations associated with intergrowths generated between the randomly oriented nanodots and the epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} matrix. Consequently, an outstanding vortex-pinning enhancement correlated to the nanostrain is demonstrated for four types of randomly oriented nanodot, and a unique evolution towards an isotropic vortex-pinning behaviour, even in the effective anisotropy, is achieved as the nanostrain turns isotropic. We suggest a new vortex-pinning mechanism based on the bond-contraction pairing model, where pair formation is quenched under tensile strain, forming new and effective core-pinning regions.

Llordes, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Vlad, R. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Pomar, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Arbiol, Jordi [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Guzman, Roger [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Gazquez Alabart, Jaume [ORNL; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Sandiumenge, Felip [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ricart, Susagna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, Teresa [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Chataigner, D. [CRISMAT, Caen, France; Vanacken, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Gutierrez, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Deutscher, G. [Tel Aviv University; Moschalkov, V. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Obradors, Xavier [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topological stability of stored optical vortices  

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We report an experiment in which an optical vortex is stored in a vapor of Rb atoms. Due to its 2\\pi phase twist, this mode, also known as the Laguerre-Gauss mode, is topologically stable and cannot unwind even under conditions of strong diffusion. To supplement our finding, we stored a flat phase Gaussian beam with a dark center. Contrary to the optical vortex, which stays stable for over 100 microseconds, the dark center in the retrieved flat-phased image was filled with light at storage times as small as 10 microseconds. This experiment proves that higher electromagnetic modes can be converted into atomic coherences, and that modes with phase singularities are robust to decoherence effects such as diffusion. This opens the possibility to more elaborate schemes for two dimensional information storage in atomic vapors.

R. Pugatch; M. Shuker; O. Firstenberg; A. Ron; N. Davidson

2007-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental optimization of a free vortex propeller runner for micro hydro application  

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The turbine technology for low head application in the micro hydro range has been vastly neglected despite niche available in scattered regions of valley flows as well as in wastewater canals and other energy recovery schemes, where the available head does not exceed 2 meters. The goal of this study is to develop hydraulically optimized propeller turbines for the micro hydro range with a particular focus on ease of manufacture. This paper presents a wide range of geometrical optimization steps carried out on a propeller runner, whose blades have been designed using the free vortex theory, and operating with a gross head from 1.5 to 2 m and discharge of approximately 75 l/s. It further illustrates 3 stages of geometrical modifications carried out on the runner with an objective of optimizing the runner performance. These modifications comprised of changes to the tip angles (both at the runner inlet and exit) as well as the hub angles (at the runner inlet) of the runner blades. The paper also presents an interesting theoretical methodology to analyze the effects of each optimization stage. This method looks at the relative changes to shaft power and discharge at constant head and speed and gives wonderful insight as to how the internal parameters like Euler shaft work and runner hydraulic losses are behaving with respect to each optimization stage. It was found that the performance of the runner was very sensitive to changes to exit tip angle. At two levels of modification, the discharge increased in the range of 15-30%, while shaft power increased in the range of 12-45%, thus influencing the efficiency characteristics. The results of the runner inlet tip modification were very interesting in that a very significant rise of turbine efficiency was recorded from 55% to 74% at the best efficiency point, which was caused by a reduced discharge consumption as well as a higher power generation. It was also found that the optimization study on a propeller runner has reasonably validated the estimates of the free vortex theory despite small deviations. The final runner configuration demonstrated a maximum efficiency of 74% ({+-}1.8%), which is very encouraging from the perspectives of micro hydro application. The paper concludes with recommendations of a series of optimization steps to increase the efficiency of the runner. It also recommends the attempt of Computational Fluid Dynamics both as a validation and optimization tool for future research on propeller runners. (author)

Singh, Punit; Nestmann, Franz [Institute for Water and River Basin Management (IWG), University of Karlsruhe, Kaiser Str. 12, D 76128 Karlsruhe (Germany)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Diode Analysis and Testing for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors  

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Fluidic diodes are presently being considered for use in several fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor designs. A fluidic diode is a passive device that acts as a leaky check valve. These devices are installed in emergency heat removal systems that are designed to passively remove reactor decay heat using natural circulation. The direct reactor auxiliary cooling system (DRACS) uses DRACS salt-to-salt heat exchangers (DHXs) that operate in a path parallel to the core flow. Because of this geometry, under normal operating conditions some flow bypasses the core and flows through the DHX. A flow diode, operating in reverse direction, is-used to minimize this flow when the primary coolant pumps are in operation, while allowing forward flow through the DHX under natural circulation conditions. The DRACSs reject the core decay heat to the environment under loss-of-flow accident conditions and as such are a reactor safety feature. Fluidic diodes have not previously been used in an operating reactor system, and therefore their characteristics must be quantified to ensure successful operation. This report parametrically examines multiple design parameters of a vortex-type fluidic diode to determine the size of diode needed to reject a particular amount of decay heat. Additional calculations were performed to size a scaled diode that could be tested in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Liquid Salt Flow Loop. These parametric studies have shown that a 152.4 mm diode could be used as a test article in that facility. A design for this diode is developed, and changes to the loop that will be necessary to test the diode are discussed. Initial testing of a scaled flow diode has been carried out in a water loop. The 150 mm diode design discussed above was modified to improve performance, and the final design tested was a 171.45 mm diameter vortex diode. The results of this testing indicate that diodicities of about 20 can be obtained for diodes of this size. Experimental results show similar trends as the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results presented in this report; however, some differences exist that will need to be assessed in future studies. The results of this testing will be used to improve the diode design to be tested in the liquid salt loop system.

Yoder Jr, Graydon L [ORNL; Elkassabgi, Yousri M. [Texas A& M University, Kingsville; De Leon, Gerardo I. [Texas A& M University, Kingsville; Fetterly, Caitlin N. [Texas A& M University, Kingsville; Ramos, Jorge A. [Texas A& M University, Kingsville; Cunningham, Richard Burns [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Simultaneous stabilization, avoidance and Goldberg's constants  

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to stabilizing the system which consists of a steam engine controlled by the governor. Several photographs

Eremenko, Alexandre

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Stability of autonomous systems The pole placement problem Stabilization by state feedback State observers Pole placement and Stability, Pole Placement, Observers and  

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Stability of autonomous systems The pole placement problem Stabilization by state feedback State University of Groningen Stability, Pole Placement, Observers and Stabilization #12;Stability of autonomous and Outline 1 Stability of autonomous systems 2 The pole placement problem 3 Stabilization by state feedback 4

Trentelman, Harry L.

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Static solitons of the sine-Gordon equation and equilibrium vortex structure in Josephson junctions  

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The problem of vortex structure in a single Josephson junction in an external magnetic field, in the absence of transport currents, is reconsidered from a new mathematical point of view. In particular, we derive a complete set of exact analytical solutions representing all the stationary points (minima and saddle-points) of the relevant Gibbs free-energy functional. The type of these solutions is determined by explicit evaluation of the second variation of the Gibbs free-energy functional. The stable (physical) solutions minimizing the Gibbs free-energy functional form an infinite set and are labeled by a topological number N{sub v}=0,1,2,... . Mathematically, they can be interpreted as nontrivial 'vacuum' (N{sub v}=0) and static topological solitons (N{sub v}=1,2,...) of the sine-Gordon equation for the phase difference in a finite spatial interval: solutions of this kind were not considered in previous literature. Physically, they represent the Meissner state (N{sub v}=0) and Josephson vortices (N{sub v}=1,2,...). Major properties of the new physical solutions are thoroughly discussed. An exact, closed-form analytical expression for the Gibbs free energy is derived and analyzed numerically. Unstable (saddle-point) solutions are also classified and discussed.

Kuplevakhsky, S. V.; Glukhov, A. M. [B. I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 47 Lenin Avenue, 61103 Kharkov (Ukraine)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of vortex generators on a blunt trailing-edge airfoil for wind turbines  

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Abstract Vortex generators (VGs) are commonly-used effective flow separation control devices, and are proved to have potential to improve the aerodynamic performance of large wind turbines. In this paper, the flow physics of \\{VGs\\} and how their size affects the aerodynamic performance of a blunt trailing-edge airfoil DU97-W-300 have been investigated using CFD simulations. Based on wind turbine dedicated airfoil with and without \\{VGs\\} respectively, three-dimensional numerical models were established and further validated through the comparisons between the numerical results and the experimental data. The effects of VGs' size were analyzed from several perspectives, such as trailing-edge height, length, short and long spacing between an adjacent pair of VGs. The results indicate that drag penalty is more sensitive to the increase of VG height than lift; an increment of VG length leads to negative effects on both lift and drag; increases of the spacing between an adjacent pair of \\{VGs\\} have positive impact on suppression of separated flow. Additionally, the flow field characteristics were further revealed by the analysis of streamlines and vortices in the wake region.

Linyue Gao; Hui Zhang; Yongqian Liu; Shuang Han

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Nanocolumnar Defect Configurations for Optimized Vortex Pinning in High Temperature Superconducting Nanocomposite Wires  

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High temperature superconducting (HTS), coated conductor wires based on nanocomposite films containing self-assembled, insulating BaZrO3 (BZO) nanocolumnar defects have previously been reported to exhibit enhanced vortex pinning. Here, we report on microstructural design via control of BZO nanocolumns density in YBa2Cu3O7- (YBCO)+BZO nancomposite films to achieve the highest critical current density, Jc(H, ,T). X-ray diffraction and microstructural examination shows increasing number density of epitaxial BZO nanocolumns in the highly cube-textured YBCO matrix with increasing nominal BZO additions. Transport property measurement reveals that an increase in BZO content upto 4 vol% is required to sustain the highest pinning and Jc performance as the magnetic field increases. By growing thicker, single-layer nanocomposite films (~4 m) with controlled density of BZO columnar defects, the critical current (Ic) of ~1000 A/cm at 77 K, self-field and the minimum Ic of 455 A/cm at 65 K and 3 T for all magnetic field orientations were obtained. This is the highest Ic reported to date for films on metallic templates which are the basis for the 2nd generation, coated conductor-based HTS wires.

Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Goyal, Amit [ORNL; Ahuja, Raj [Waukesha Electric Systems Inc.; Abiade, J. [North Carolina A& T State University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moving vortex phases, dynamical symmetry breaking, and jamming for vortices in honeycomb pinning arrays  

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We show using numerical simulations that vortices in honeycomb pinning arrays can exhibit a remarkable variety of dynamical phases that are distinct from those found for triangular and square pinning arrays. In the honeycomb arrays, it is possible for the interstitial vortices to form dimer or higher n-mer states which have an additional orientational degree of freedom that can lead to the formation of vortex molecular crystals. For filling fractions where dimer states appear, a dynamical symmetry breaking can occur when the dimers flow in one of two possible alignment directions. This leads to transport in the direction transverse to the applied drive. We show that dimerization produces distinct types of moving phases which depend on the direction of the driving force with respect to the pinning lattice symmetry. When the dimers are driven along certain directions, a reorientation of the dimers can produce a jamming phenomenon which results in a strong enhancement in the critical depinning force. The jamming can also cause unusual effects such as an increase in the critical depinning force when the size of the pinning sites is reduced.

Reichhardt, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reichhardt, Cynthia [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the efficiency of energy harvesting using vortex-induced vibrations of cables  

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Abstract Many technologies based on fluid–structure interaction mechanisms are being developed to harvest energy from geophysical flows. The velocity of such flows is low, and so is their energy density. Large systems are therefore required to extract a significant amount of energy. The question of the efficiency of energy harvesting using vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) of cables is addressed in this paper, through two reference configurations: (i) a long tensioned cable with periodically-distributed harvesters and (ii) a hanging cable with a single harvester at its upper extremity. After validation against either direct numerical simulations or experiments, an appropriate reduced-order wake-oscillator model is used to perform parametric studies of the impact of the harvesting parameters on the efficiency. For both configurations, an optimal set of parameters is identified and it is shown that the maximum efficiency is close to the value reached with an elastically-mounted rigid cylinder. The variability of the efficiency is studied in light of the fundamental properties of each configuration, i.e. body flexibility and gravity-induced spatial variation of the tension. In the periodically-distributed harvester configuration, it is found that the standing-wave nature of the vibration and structural mode selection plays a central role in energy extraction. In contrast, the efficiency of the hanging cable is essentially driven by the occurrence of traveling wave vibrations.

Clément Grouthier; Sébastien Michelin; Rémi Bourguet; Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi; Emmanuel de Langre

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a free vortex wake method code for offshore floating wind turbines  

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Offshore floating wind turbines (OFWTs) present unique aerodynamic analysis challenges. Motion–derived velocity perturbations in the wake necessitate higher–fidelity aerodynamic analysis methods than the ubiquitous momentum balance techniques currently in use. A more physically–sound approach is to model the wake generated by a wind turbine rotor as a freely convecting lattice, using the resultant inflow to estimate rotor loads, as it done with a free vortex wake method (FVM). The FVM code Wake Induced Dynamics Simulator (WInDS) was developed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to predict the aerodynamic loading and wake evolution of an OFWT to a higher degree of accuracy than is possible via momentum balance methods. A series of validation cases were conducted to provide some basis for applying \\{WInDS\\} to floating wind turbine cases, for which no aerodynamic experimental data is currently available. The results from these tests show that \\{WInDS\\} is able to accurately predict the aerodynamically–derived loads and wake structures generated by various fixed and rotary–wing cases, and may therefore be applied to more complex cases, like OFWTs, with a degree of confidence.

T. Sebastian; M.A. Lackner

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Drag and Gyroscopic Stability  

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This paper describes the effects on aerodynamic drag of rifle bullets as the gyroscopic stability is lowered from 1.3 to 1.0. It is well known that a bullet can tumble for stability less than 1.0. The Sierra Loading Manuals (4th and 5th Editions) have previously reported that ballistic coefficient decreases significantly as gyroscopic stability, Sg, is lowered below 1.3. These observations are further confirmed by the experiments reported here. Measured ballistic coefficients were compared with gyroscopic stabilities computed using the Miller Twist Rule for nearly solid metal bullets with uniform density and computed using the Courtney-Miller formula for plastic-tipped bullets. The experiments reported here also demonstrate a decrease in aerodynamic drag near Sg = 1.23 +/- 0.02. It is hypothesized that this decrease in drag over a narrow band of Sg values is due to a rapid damping of coning motions (precession and nutation). Observation of this drag decrease at a consistent value of Sg demonstrates the relati...

Courtney, Elya R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of Molten Core Materials  

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The purpose of this report is to document a literature and data search for data and information pertaining to the stability of nuclear reactor molten core materials. This includes data and analysis from TMI-2 fuel and INL’s LOFT (Loss of Fluid Test) reactor project and other sources.

Layne Pincock; Wendell Hintze

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of charged thin shells  

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In this article we study the mechanical stability of spherically symmetric thin shells with charge, in Einstein-Maxwell and Einstein-Born-Infeld theories. We analyze linearized perturbations preserving the symmetry, for shells around vacuum and shells surrounding noncharged black holes.

Eiroa, Ernesto F. [Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, C.C. 67, Suc. 28, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Simeone, Claudio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFIBA, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex erosion and amalgamation in a new model of large scale flow on the sphere  

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The pseudo-spectral methodology that is typically employed to simulate fluid flow in spherical geometry exhibits, among other limitations, a severe degradation of performance at high resolution. Finite element models based upon the application of multigrid methods may be designed so as to avoid this defect while also allowing for greater local control over the computational mesh. We describe herein the details of the mathematical methods that are required to implement such a computational structure and apply these methods to design a model based upon the two dimensional spherical barotropic vorticity equation, the simplest framework within which their viability may be tested. The model is thereafter employed in the analysis of two essentially inviscid nonlinear dynamical problems in order to provide proof of concept. The first of these test problems entails repeating a well known pseudospectral calculation of the erosion of a polar vortex under slow, quasi-steady, Rossby wave forcing at low zonal wavenumber. The second test problem concerns the simulation of the nonlinear development of the instability of a zonal shear band into a train of like signed vortices which subsequently amalgamate through the nonlinear pairing interaction. Results of these test calculations, as well as those based upon additional analyses that we discuss herein, demonstrate that the performance of our initial methodology meets the basic criteria of fluid flow simulation. This suggests, on the basis of theoretical efficiency, that optimized versions could eventually compete with the large production codes which are in operation today. Our future intent is to further develop this computational structure so as to create a new class of three-dimensional general circulation models that may be employed in a wide variety of astrophysical and atmosphere-ocean applications. 25 refs., 11 figs.

Stuhne, G.R.; Peltier, W.R. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer Enhancement for Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers with Vortex Generators: Experimental and Numerical Results  

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A combined experimental and numerical investigation is under way to investigate heat transfer enhancement techniques that may be applicable to large-scale air-cooled condensers such as those used in geothermal power applications. The research is focused on whether air-side heat transfer can be improved through the use of finsurface vortex generators (winglets,) while maintaining low heat exchanger pressure drop. A transient heat transfer visualization and measurement technique has been employed in order to obtain detailed distributions of local heat transfer coefficients on model fin surfaces. Pressure drop measurements have also been acquired in a separate multiple-tube row apparatus. In addition, numerical modeling techniques have been developed to allow prediction of local and average heat transfer for these low-Reynolds-number flows with and without winglets. Representative experimental and numerical results presented in this paper reveal quantitative details of local fin-surface heat transfer in the vicinity of a circular tube with a single delta winglet pair downstream of the cylinder. The winglets were triangular (delta) with a 1:2 height/length aspect ratio and a height equal to 90% of the channel height. Overall mean fin-surface Nusselt-number results indicate a significant level of heat transfer enhancement (average enhancement ratio 35%) associated with the deployment of the winglets with oval tubes. Pressure drop measurements have also been obtained for a variety of tube and winglet configurations using a single-channel flow apparatus that includes four tube rows in a staggered array. Comparisons of heat transfer and pressure drop results for the elliptical tube versus a circular tube with and without winglets are provided. Heat transfer and pressure-drop results have been obtained for flow Reynolds numbers based on channel height and mean flow velocity ranging from 700 to 6500.

O'Brien, James Edward; Sohal, Manohar Singh; Huff, George Albert

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C9, suppZ6ment au noll, Tome 41, novembre 1980, page C9-423 EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A FREE-VORTEX AERODYNAMIC WINDOW  

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-423 EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A FREE-VORTEX AERODYNAMIC WINDOW W. Masuda and M. Yuasa Research Institute, Ishikawajima free-vortex aerodynamic window has been fabricated and tested. Aerodynamic performance studies show of solid materials, an aerodynamic window makes use of a nonabsorbing gas jet to permit the extraction

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A viscous vortex single-mode bubble evolution model of Rayleigh-Taylor instability and its numerical study  

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This paper has developed a viscous single-mode bubble evolution model of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities (RTIs), which is an extension of the single-mode potential models of Jacobs and Rikanati. The viscous vortex model explained the viscous effects of its early stage of RTI development for low Atwood number flow. Furthermore, direct numerical simulations of RTI are studied with Navier-Stokes equations and a transport-diffusive equation. Agreement between the theoretical model and the numerical results shows that simulations of these instabilities is feasible using the mathematical miscible fluid model simulating RTI.

Xu Zhang; Jinhong Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Consistent Electronic Structure of a dx2-y2 and a dx2-y2 + idxy Vortex  

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We investigate quasiparticle states associated with an isolated vortex in a d-wave superconductor using a self-consistent Bogoliubov–de Gennes formalism. For a pure dx2-y2 superconductor we find that there exist no bound states in the core; all the states are extended with continuous energy spectrum. This result is inconsistent with the existing experimental data on cuprates. We propose an explanation for this data in terms of a magnetic-field-induced dx2-y2+idxy state recently invoked in connection with the thermal conductivity measurements on Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8.

M. Franz and Z. Tešanovi?

1998-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

330

Simultaneous stabilization, avoidance and Goldberg's constants  

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was related to stabilizing the system which consists of a steam engine controlled by the governor. Several

Eremenko, Alexandre

331

Stabilization of Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen...  

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Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Using Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride). Stabilization of Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen...

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Stability and the Amorphous State  

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. Brabender Plasticorder twin screw lab scale extruder 18 Indomethacin / PVP extrudate Tolbutamide / PVP (1:1) 19 NCE Select excipient Thermally stable? Dissolution rate Recrystallisation Small-scale fusion Yes One Tg? Yes Scale up preparation Yes.... stab. of beaker melts and extrudates 29 APV twin screw lab extruder NCE Select excipient Thermally stable? Dissolution rate Recrystallisation Small-scale fusion Yes One Tg? Yes Scale up preparation Yes Stability studies Yes Amorphous? Small...

Rades, T.

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of shallow stabilization ponds  

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A two-dimensional hydrodynamic model is used to simulate shallow stabilization ponds. The model computes the flow field and the concentration distribution of a conservative tracer in the entire area of a pond. The location and the size of the dead zones, the bypassing, and the recirculating areas are also determined by the model. The numerical results are in good agreement with the experimental data obtained in the laboratory.

Babarutsi, S.; Marchand, P.; Safieddine, T.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient stability analysis of grid with DFIG wind power plant.  

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??Transient stability is one of the major stability problem associated with the power grid. Hence analysis of transient stability is a major analysis done to… (more)

Pettikkattil Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Stability of LCLS Linac Modulators  

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Information concerning to a stability of LCLS RF linac modulators is allocated in this paper. In general a 'pulse-to-pulse' modulator stability (and RF phase as well) is acceptable for the LCLS commission and FEL programs. Further modulator stability improvements are possible and approaches are discussed based on our experimental results.

Decker, F.-J.; Krasnykh, A.; Morris, B.; Nguyen, M.; /SLAC

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of longwall pillar stability  

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This dissertation proposes a new method for longwall pillar design, developed primarily from underground measurements. This dissertation addresses three areas of direct relevance to longwall pillar design: (1) The magnitude, time-of-arrival, and distribution of the abutment loads applied to longwall pillars; (2) The strength and behavior of coal pillars; (3) The relationship between pillar sizing and entry stability, and other factors affecting the roof/pillar/floor interaction during longwall mining. The research focused on two field studies performed in adjacent longwall panels at a West Virginia coal mine. In each study, measurements of pillar stress, pillar deformation, and entry stability were obtained during and after the approach of the longwall face. Other research included detailed reanalyses of field data from other studies, an in-depth comparative study of available longwall pillar design methods, numerical modeling to determine post-development longwall pillar loads, and an evaluation of two index tests used to determine coal strength. The proposed longwall pillar design method incorporates a new approach to estimating abutment loads hat was developed from the research. The method also employs existing empirical pillar strength formulas that were shown to be applicable to longwall pillars. The proposed design method represents an improvement over the existing methods, because it can be used with designs employing combinations of differently sized pillars, and because it can calculate stability factors for the several different service functions of pillars around a longwall.

Mark, C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple model for ablative stabilization  

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We present a simple analytic model for ablative stablization of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. In this model the effect of ablation is to move the peak of the perturbations to the location of peak pressure. This mechanism enhances the density-gradient stabilization, which is effective at short wavelengths, and it also enhances the stabilization of long-wavelength perturbations due to finite shell thickness. We consider the following density profile: exponential blowoff plasma with a density gradient ?, followed by a constant-density shell of thickness ?t. For perturbations of arbitrary wave number k, we present an explicit expression for the growth rate ? as a function of k, ?, and ?t. We find that ‘‘thick’’ shells defined by ? ?t?1 have ?2?0 for any k, while ‘‘thin’’ shells defined by ? ?t<1 can have ?2<0 for small k, reflecting stability by proximity to the back side of the shell. We also present lasnex simulations that are in good agreement with our analytic formulas.

Karnig O. Mikaelian

1992-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

338

Code constructions and code families for nonbinary quantum stabilizer code  

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Stabilizer codes form a special class of quantum error correcting codes. Nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes are studied in this thesis. A lot of work on binary quantum stabilizer codes has been done. Nonbinary stabilizer codes have received much...

Ketkar, Avanti Ulhas

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Stability of Strained Nanowires  

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Stranski-Krastanow strained islands undergo a shape anisotropy transition as they grow in size, finally evolving toward nanowires. This effect has been explained until now via simple energetic models that neglect thermodynamics. We investigate theoretically the stability of strained nanowires under thermal fluctuations of the long side. We find phase transitions from nanowires back to nanoislands as the temperature is increased and as the height of the nanostructure is raised or lowered, and we predict regions of phase coexistence. Our results are general, but explain recent data on the growth of erbium silicide on a vicinal Si surface.

Cristiano Nisoli; Douglas Abraham; Turab Lookman; Avadh Saxena

2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Cold Dark Matter Variants on the Halos of the First Stars and Galaxies: Angular Momentum and Vortex Creation in BEC Dark Matter  

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If cold dark matter elementary particles form a Bose-Einstein condensate, their superfluidity may distinguish them from other forms of cold dark matter, including the creation of quantum vortices. We have shown that such vortices are favored in strongly-coupled condensates. Vortex creation causes central densities to drop, thus affecting the dynamics of the gaseous baryonic component and subsequently star formation.

Rindler-Daller, Tanja [Department of Astronomy and Texas Cosmology Center, University of Texas at Austin (United States); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Cologne (Germany); Shapiro, Paul R. [Department of Astronomy and Texas Cosmology Center, University of Texas at Austin (United States)

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of magnetic vortex chirality in square ring micromagnets Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 and Materials Science  

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Control of magnetic vortex chirality in square ring micromagnets A. Libála Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 and Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 M. Grimsditch Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Metlushko, Vitali

342

Operational control of boiling water reactor stability  

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Boiling water reactor cores are susceptible to instabilities, which generate power oscillations. Specific reactor operating practices can provide a mechanism for control of the instability phenomenon. An axial separation of the core into a single-phase region and a two-phase region resolves the influence of axial flux shapes on core stability. This separation provides the means to derive a core stability control that ensures significant reactor stability margin. The control is achieved by maintaining the core average bulk coolant saturation elevation above a predetermined axial plane. The control can be reliably and efficiently implemented during reactor operations. Analysis demonstrates that variations in parameters important to stability have only secondary influences on stability margin when the control is in effect. Actual plant experience with a large commercial boiling water reactor confirms the capabilities of this stability control in an operational setting.

Mowry, C.M. [PECO Energy, Wayne, PA (United States); Nir, I. [Entergy Operations, Jackson, MS (United States); Newkirk, D.W. [GE Nuclear Energy, San Jose, CA (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Radius Stabilization in a Supersymmetric Warped Compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S^1/Z_2 warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuities of the Z_2 odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanism.

Minoru Eto; Nobuhito Maru; Norisuke Sakai

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Stabilization of Ballooning Modes by Nonparaxial Cells  

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An analysis is made of the effect of high-curvature stabilizing nonparaxial elements (cells) on the MHD plasma stability in open confinement systems and in confinement systems with closed magnetic field lines. It is shown that the population of particles trapped in such cells has a stabilizing effect not only on convective (flute) modes but also on ballooning modes, which govern the maximum possible {beta} value. In the kinetic approach, which distinguishes between the effects of trapped and passing particles, the maximum possible {beta} values consistent with stability can be much higher than those predicted by the MHD model.

Arsenin, V.V.; Zvonkov, A.V.; Skovoroda, A.A. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182 (Russian Federation)

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

345

Stabilization of polyaniline solutions through additives  

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A stabilized non-conductive polyaniline solution comprising from about 1 to about 10 percent by weight polyaniline or a polyaniline derivative, from about 90 to about 99 percent by weight N-methylpyrrolidone, and from about 0.5 percent by weight to about 15 percent by weight of a solution stabilizing additive selected from the group consisting of hindered amine light stabilizers, polymeric amines, and dialkylamines, percent by weight of additive based on the total weight of polyaniline or polyaniline derivative is provided together with a method for stabilizing a polyaniline solution. 4 figs.

Wrobleski, D.A.; Benicewicz, B.C.

1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

346

Stabilization of polyaniline solutions through additives  

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A stabilized non-conductive polyaniline solution comprising from about 1 to bout 10 percent by weight polyaniline or a polyaniline derivative, from about 90 to about 99 percent by weight N-methylpyrrolidone, and from about 0.5 percent by weight to about 15 percent by weight of a solution stabilizing additive selected from the group consisting of hindered amine light stabilizers, polymeric amines, and dialkylamines, percent by weight of additive based on the total weight of polyaniline or polyaniline derivative is provided together with a method for stabilizing a polyaniline solution.

Wrobleski, Debra A. (Los Alamos, NM); Benicewicz, Brian C. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal...  

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Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene Triple Junction Points. Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene...

348

Migratory birds affect stability of intertidal sediments.  

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An ecological cascade effect: Migratory birds affect stability of ... tion) effect changes in coastal and estuarine .... ship would be expected if the cohesion was.

1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

349

Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals...  

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| Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals for Electrochemical Applications August 29, 2014 Bookmark and...

350

On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets  

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issues affecting market stability. In particular, we establish a control-theoretical frame- work that uses concepts arising in electricity markets, dynamic games, and

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

351

Stabilizing System Pressure | Department of Energy  

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System Pressure This tip sheet summarizes three methods used to stabilize compressed air system pressure: adequate primary and secondary storage, PressureFlow Controllers (P...

352

Rocky Flats ash test procedure (sludge stabilization)  

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Rocky Flats Ash items have been identified as the next set of materials to be stabilized. This test is being run to determine charge sizes and soak times to completely stabilize the Rocky Flats Ash items. The information gathered will be used to generate the heating rampup cycle for stabilization. This test will also gain information on the effects of the glovebox atmosphere (moisture) on the stabilized material. This document provides instructions for testing Rocky Flats Ash in the HC-21C muffle furnace process.

Winstead, M.L.

1995-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

353

Stabilized Spinel and Nano Olivine Cathodes  

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NANO OLIVINE STABILIZED SPINEL AND NANO OLIVINE CATHODES CATHODES ARUMUGAM MANTHIRAM Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (ECEL) Materials Science and Engineering Program The...

354

Stabilizing control design of a motorcycle.  

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??This thesis solves the stabilizing control of an autonomous motorcycle. The control of an autonomous motorcycle is a challenging and interesting problem in the field… (more)

Yuan, F

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very cl...

Megevand, Ariel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Stabilizer Codes over Frobenius Rings  

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elements so that B = fjxi jx 2 Rg: 20 The addition and multiplication in the ring R will be used to de ne unitary shift and multiplication operators on Cq. Indeed, for each a in R, we de ne a shift operator X(a) : Cq ! Cq by X(a)jxi = jx+ ai for all x...((ajb)) to be the number of indices i such that ai 6= 0 or bi 6= 0. It follows from these de nitions that wt(!cX(a)Z(b)) = swt((ajb)): Let R be a ring with q elements. Let S be a subgroup of Gn. The stabilizer code Fix(S) associated with S is given by Fix(S) = fv 2 Cq...

Nadella, Sushma

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

357

Probing the anisotropic vortex lattice in the Fe-based superconductor KFe2As2 using small angle neutron scattering  

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Using small angle neutron scattering, the anisotropy of the magnetic vortex lattice (VL), in the heavily hole-doped pnictide superconductor, KFe2As2, was studied. Well-ordered VL scattering patterns were measured with elds applied in directions between B k c and the basal plane, rotating either towards [100] or [110]. Slightly distorted hexagonal patterns were observed when B k c. However, the scattering pattern distorted strongly as the eld was rotated away from the c- axis. At low eld, the arrangement of vortices is strongly aected by the anisotropy of penetration depth in the plane perpendicular to the eld. By tting the distortion with the anisotropic London model, we obtained an estimate of 3:4 for the anisotropy factor, , between the in-plane and c-axis penetration depths at the lowest temperature studied. The results further reveal VL phase transitions as a function of eld direction. We discuss these transitions using the "Hairy Ball" theorem.

Debeer-Schmitt, Lisa M [ORNL] [ORNL; Dewhurst, Charles [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)] [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL); Kikuchi, Hiroko [Ochanomizu University, Japan] [Ochanomizu University, Japan; Cameron, Alistair [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom] [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Heslop, Richard [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom] [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Forgan, E. M. [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom] [University of Birmingham, The, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Bowell, Charlotte [University of Cambridge] [University of Cambridge; White, Jonathon [Laboratory for Neutron Scattering ETHZ & PSI] [Laboratory for Neutron Scattering ETHZ & PSI; Gavilano, Jorge [ETH Zurich, Switzerland] [ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Reduction of aerodynamic forces on a minivan by a pair of vortex generators of a pocket type  

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Reduction of the aerodynamic forces on a minivan has been achieved using a pair of pockets at the left and the right sides, respectively, of the rear roof end of the vehicle. The two pockets generate cross-streamwise vortices that cause the turbulent kinetic energy to increase in the boundary layer in the downstream of the two pockets. This increased turbulent kinetic energy induces the flow separation to be delayed further downstream along the vehicle back. Unlike the common Vortex Generators (VGs) of extrusive type, these VGs of a pocket type do not cause any additional drag by themselves. This paper investigates numerically the effects of pockets on the reduction of the aerodynamic forces and the flow field around a minivan.

Inchul Kim; Hualei Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Combustion of pulverized coal in vortex structures. Quarterly progress report No. 1, October 1, 1993--December 31, 1993  

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The overall objectives of the project are: to investigate the changes in the characteristics of large scale vortex structures in the shear layer caused by the introduction of inert solid particles in one of the feed streams; to understand the effects of pyrolyzing solids on the shear layer behavior; to study the effect of combustion of the pyrolysis products on the shear layer structure, heat release rate, and pollutant emission characteristics; and to study the effect of modifying the shear layer characteristics on the ensuing flame behavior. The specific objectives for the first quarter were: to update the literature survey, to design and fabrication of the two-dimensional nozzle, and to modify the combustion chamber facility already existing in the lab to accommodate the nozzle constructed.

Gollahalli, S.R.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Model for characterization of a vortex pair formed by shock passage over a light-gas inhomogeneity  

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This work investigates the two-dimensional flow of a shock wave over a circular light-gas inhomogeneity in a channel with finite width. The pressure gradient from the shock wave interacts with the density gradient at the edge of the inhomogeneity to deposit vorticity around the perimeter, and the structure rolls up into a pair of counter-rotating vortices. The aim of this study is to develop an understanding of the scaling laws for the flow field produced by this interaction at times long after the passage of the shock across the inhomogeneity. Numerical simulations are performed for various initial conditions and the results are used to guide the development of relatively simple algebraic models that characterize the dynamics of the vortex pair, and that allow extrapolation of the numerical results to conditions more nearly of interest in practical situations. The models are not derived directly from the equations of motion but depend on these equations and on intuition guided by the numerical results. Agreement between simulations and models is generally good except for a vortex-spacing model which is less satisfactory. A practical application of this shock-induced vortical flow is rapid and efficient mixing of fuel and oxidizer in a SCRAMJET combustion chamber. One possible injector design uses the interaction of an oblique shock wave with a jet of light fuel to generate vorticity which stirs and mixes the two fluids and lifts the burning jet away from the combustor wall. Marble proposed an analogy between this three-dimensional steady flow and the two-dimensional unsteady problem of the present investigation. Comparison is made between closely corresponding three-dimensional steady and two-dimensional unsteady flows, and a mathematical description of Marble`s analogy is proposed. 17 refs.

Yang, J.; Kubota, T.; Zukoski, E.E. [California Inst of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interference mechanisms of acoustic/convective disturbances in a swirl-stabilized lean-premixed combustor  

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Interference mechanisms of acoustic/convective disturbances were experimentally investigated in a swirl-stabilized lean-premixed gas turbine combustor operated with natural gas fuel and air at atmospheric pressure and elevated temperature. Interference between azimuthal and acoustic velocity disturbances at high-amplitude limit cycle oscillations is characterized in detail as a function of axial swirler location, oscillation frequency, and mean nozzle velocity. We show that both the frequency and the intensity of self-excited instabilities in a model gas turbine combustor are correlated with axial swirler position, which indicates that a vorticity wave generated at the swirl vanes is a primary source of convective disturbances in the absence of equivalence ratio nonuniformities. Flame transfer function measurements confirm that the linear/nonlinear heat release response is a strong function of axial swirler location, even when unforced flame structures remain unchanged. The key parameter controlling this phenomenon is the phase difference between the azimuthal and acoustic velocity perturbations at the combustor dump plane; the phase difference is affected by swirler location, frequency, mean velocity, and the speed of sound. It was found that out-of-phase interference between azimuthal and acoustic velocity disturbances at the combustor inlet yields large flame angle fluctuations in relation to swirl number fluctuations, and therefore the formation of a coherent structure is hindered due to high kinematic viscosity within the vortex formation region. In-phase interference mechanisms, on the other hand, lead to high-amplitude limit cycle oscillations. This interference mechanism is then explored in the presence of temporal equivalence ratio nonuniformities, in which two different sources of convective mechanisms should be considered simultaneously in connection with acoustic velocity perturbations and the vortex dynamics. Results reveal that equivalence ratio oscillation has a significant effect on the strength of combustion-acoustic interactions. Strong self-excited instabilities of partially premixed flames are produced by in-phase interactions between acoustic velocity and equivalence ratio oscillations, which are governed by fuel injection location, frequency, mean nozzle velocity, and fuel injector impedance. At this phase condition, unburned reactants with high equivalence ratio impinge on the flame front with high inlet velocity, potentially causing large fluctuations of heat release rate.

Kyu Tae Kim; Dom A. Santavicca

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Seoul, South Korea -classification deteriorating slope stability -Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION  

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Seoul, South Korea - classification deteriorating slope stability - Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION OF TIME DEPENDENT DETERIORATING SLOPES Seoul, Korea, 29 February 2008 Robert Hack Engineering) The Netherlands #12;Seoul, South Korea - classification deteriorating slope stability - Robert Hack 2 Jan van

Hack, Robert

363

Magnetothermal stability of a rotating stratified plasma  

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The thermal stability of a weakly-magnetized, rotating, stratified, optically-thin plasma is studied by means of linear-perturbation analysis. We derive dispersion relations and criteria for stability against axisymmetric perturbations that generalize previous results on either non-rotating or unmagnetized fluids. The implications for the hot atmospheres of galaxies and galaxy clusters are discussed.

Nipoti, Carlo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson # University of California, Berkeley---that is, a quantum circuit con­ sisting solely of CNOT, Hadamard, and phase gates---can be simulated e that stabilizer circuits are probably not even universal for classical computation. Third, we give e

Aaronson, Scott

365

Stabilization of the spheromak tilt instability  

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A stability criterion for the tilt mode of a spheromak?ion ring hybrid configuration has been developed for the case where the ring current is small compared to the spheromak azimuthal current. It is shown that the stability is related to the distortion of the spheromak separatrix.

C. Litwin; R. N. Sudan; A. D. Turnbull

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Stability design of long precast concrete beams  

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Stability design of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, MEng, C. J. Burgoyne BA, MSc needed for design engineers to check the stability of precast concrete beams when simply supported loads can be determined and how estimates can be made of the eect of imperfections both in the beam

Burgoyne, Chris

367

Definition: Stability Limit | Open Energy Information  

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Limit Limit Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Stability Limit The maximum power flow possible through some particular point in the system while maintaining stability in the entire system or the part of the system to which the stability limit refers.[1] Related Terms power, system, stability References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An in LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Stability_Limit&oldid=480505" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

368

Laser stabilization using spectral hole burning  

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We have frequency stabilized a Coherent CR699-21 dye laser to a transient spectral hole on the 606 nm transition in Pr^{+3}:Y_2SiO_5. A frequency stability of 1 kHz has been obtained on the 10 microsecond timescale together with a long-term frequency drift below 1 kHz/s. RF magnetic fields are used to repopulate the hyperfine levels allowing us to control the dynamics of the spectral hole. A detailed theory of the atomic response to laser frequency errors has been developed which allows us to design and optimize the laser stabilization feedback loop, and specifically we give a stability criterion that must be fulfilled in order to obtain very low drift rates. The laser stability is sufficient for performing quantum gate experiments in Pr^{+3}:Y_2SiO_5.

L. Rippe; B. Julsgaard; A. Walther; S. Kröll

2006-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

369

Viscosity of surfactant stabilized emulsions  

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A new scaling parameter for the viscosity of surfactant stabilized emulsions is proposed. We suggest that the attractive force between emulsiondroplets is caused by the small surfactantmicelles in the continuous phase of an emulsion. The new scaling parameter will be referred to as the depletion flow number Fl d =4?? s ??a 2 a m /kT? m and is defined as the ratio between the viscous energy needed to separate the droplets and the depletion energy that opposes this separation. Here ? s a a m and ? m are the solventviscosity dispersed phase droplet radius micelle radius and micelle volume fraction respectively. Fl d is of the order of unity at the onset of shear thinning and is capable of explaining all previously observed effects of drop size solventviscosity and surfactant concentration. With master curves which are obtained by using Fl d as the running parameter a relatively simple empirical model is constructed which can reproduce the viscosity curves of many previously reported in the literature.

K. M. B. Jansen; W. G. M. Agterof; J. Mellema

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very close to the Jouguet point, where our approach breaks down.

Ariel Megevand; Federico Agustin Membiela

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

371

Thermal Stability Of Formohydroxamic Acid  

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The thermal stability of formohydroxamic acid (FHA) was evaluated to address the potential for exothermic decomposition during storage and its use in the uranium extraction process. Accelerating rate calorimetry showed rapid decomposition at a temperature above 65 {degree}?C; although, the rate of pressure rise was greater than two orders of magnitude less than the lower bound for materials which have no explosive properties with respect to transportation. FHA solutions in water and nitric acid did not reach runaway conditions until 150 {degree}?C. Analysis by differential scanning calorimetry showed that FHA melted at 67 {degree}?C and thermally decomposed at 90 {degree}?C with an enthalpy of -1924 J/g. The energics of the FHA thermal decomposition are comparable to those measured for aqueous solutions of hydroxylamine nitrate. Solid FHA should be stored in a location where the temperature does not exceed 20-25 {degree}?C. As a best practice, the solid material should be stored in a climate-controlled environment such as a refrigerator or freezer. FHA solutions in water are not susceptible to degradation by acid hydrolysis and are the preferred way to handle FHA prior to use.

Fondeur, F. F.; Rudisill, T. S.

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

372

Oil price stabilization and global welfare  

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Abstract Oil price stabilization polices are adopted extensively in developing countries. Some argue that developed economies, especially the US, may gain from these policies through trade. This paper studies this issue in a two-country model with dollar currency pricing. We find that the optimal level of oil price stabilization chosen by developing countries and its implications for global welfare depend critically on whether monetary policy can effectively respond to oil shocks. In an environment without monetary shocks, when optimal monetary policies are considered, there is no role for oil price stabilization in developing countries. However, to make the oil price stabilization policy redundant, optimal monetary policy is not necessary. Some non-optimal endogenous monetary policies satisfying certain conditions can also make the developing countries choose zero oil price stabilization. The results change when there are monetary shocks. Even with optimal monetary policies, the developing countries will choose a positive level of oil price stabilization. However, due to dollar currency pricing, the US actually loses from the stabilization policy. Our results are well supported by the quantitative analysis in a full-fledged dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model.

Qing Liu; Kang Shi; Zhouheng Wu; Juanyi Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Process for stabilization of coal liquid fractions  

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Coal liquid fractions to be used as fuels are stabilized against gum formation and viscosity increases during storage, permitting the fuel to be burned as is, without further expensive treatments to remove gums or gum-forming materials. Stabilization is accomplished by addition of cyclohexanol or other simple inexpensive secondary and tertiary alcohols, secondary and tertiary amines, and ketones to such coal liquids at levels of 5-25% by weight with respect to the coal liquid being treated. Cyclohexanol is a particularly effective and cost-efficient stabilizer. Other stabilizers are isopropanol, diphenylmethanol, tertiary butanol, dipropylamine, triethylamine, diphenylamine, ethylmethylketone, cyclohexanone, methylphenylketone, and benzophenone. Experimental data indicate that stabilization is achieved by breaking hydrogen bonds between phenols in the coal liquid, thereby preventing or retarding oxidative coupling. In addition, it has been found that coal liquid fractions stabilized according to the invention can be mixed with petroleum-derived liquid fuels to produce mixtures in which gum deposition is prevented or reduced relative to similar mixtures not containing stabilizer.

Davies, Geoffrey (Boston, MA); El-Toukhy, Ahmed (Alexandria, EG)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Distributed Delays Stabilize Ecological Feedback Systems  

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We consider the effect of distributed delays in predator-prey models and ecological food webs. Whereas the occurrence of delays in population dynamics is usually regarded a destabilizing factor leading to the extinction of species, we here demonstrate complementarily that delay distributions yield larger stability regimes than single delays. Food webs with distributed delays closely resemble nondelayed systems in terms of ecological stability measures. Thus, we state that dependence of dynamics on multiple instances in the past is an important, but so far underestimated, factor for stability in dynamical systems.

Christian W. Eurich; Andreas Thiel; Lorenz Fahse

2005-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

375

Radius stabilization in a supersymmetric warped compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2} warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuity of the Z{sub 2} odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanisms.

Eto, Minoru; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Maru, Nobuhito [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

Processes that influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability in grasslands.  

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??Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and this may lead to subsequent declines in ecosystem functioning and stability. Here I consider whether: (i) stabilizing species interactions,… (more)

Isbell, Forest Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Processes that influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability in grasslands.  

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?? Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and this may lead to subsequent declines in ecosystem functioning and stability. Here I consider whether: (i) stabilizing species… (more)

Isbell, Forest Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte...  

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the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in...

379

Surface and Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High...  

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Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High Voltage Lithium Ion Batteries. Surface and Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High Voltage Lithium Ion Batteries....

380

Relation between viscosity and stability for heavy oil emulsions.  

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??The relation between viscosity and stability has been hics. found by investigating the effect of surfactant concentration on emulsion stability. Based on the Bingham plastic… (more)

Ye, Sherry Qianwen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and control of a passively stabilized multimodal hopping robot  

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Stabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot A Thesis submitted inStabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot by Erica Pantel Masterfor a multimodal hopping robot. The robot harnesses passive

Pantel, Erica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on Functionalized...  

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Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on Functionalized Graphene Sheets for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction . Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on...

383

Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia...  

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Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia Electrolysis Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia Electrolysis 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

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Journal Article: Stability of edge states in strained graphene...  

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Publisher's Accepted Manuscript: Stability of edge states in strained graphene Citation Details Title: Stability of edge states in strained graphene Authors: Ghaemi, Pouyan;...

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Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor Fibers Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...

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Density Functional Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen...  

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Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen Reduction Activity of Ultrathin Platinum Nanowires. Density Functional Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen Reduction Activity...

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Iron Oxide Waste Form for Stabilizing 99Tc. | EMSL  

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Stabilizing 99Tc. Iron Oxide Waste Form for Stabilizing 99Tc. Abstract: Crystals of goethite were synthesized with reduced technetium 99Tc(IV) incorporated within the solid...

388

Stabilized Spinels and Polyanion Cathodes | Department of Energy  

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& Publications STABILIZED SPINEL AND POLYANION CATHODES Stabilized Spinels and Nano Olivines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Capacity Polyanion...

389

Radiation Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide...  

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Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) Steels. Radiation Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS)...

390

Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization | Department of  

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Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization April 2, 2010 - 11:31am Addthis Joshua DeLung David Andrews of Andrews AC Electric Inc., in Knoxville, Tenn., is one example of the small business owners who have flooded the state's Department of Human Services with positive feedback. David has seen his business go from layoffs to stabilization. As the economy has strengthened, so has his company. The DHS is responsible for awarding Recovery Act weatherization funding in Tennessee from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the effects of weatherization work in the Volunteer State are helping small businesses like David's prosper. "The weatherization contracts have helped us, and I have been able to

391

Static Stability of Tension Leg Platforms  

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The static stability of a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) with an intact tendon system is principally provided by its tendons and hence quite different from those of a conventional ship or even a floating structure positioned by its mooring system...

Xu, Ning

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

392

Stability of the market for electrical energy  

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The objective of this paper has been to develop a model of the demand and supply of electrical energy at the individual utility level. Using the model developed, the stability of the market was then investigated....

Noel D. Uri

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Generalized Nonlinear Balance Criteria and Inertial Stability  

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The connections between the concept of nonlinear balance and the classical criterion of inertial stability are explored in the context of historical work on this subject. New analytic results are derived establishing that ellipticity and inertial ...

John A. Knox

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Diffusion stability of bubbles in a cluster  

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The diffusion stability of gas bubbles in one-fraction and two-fraction clusters ... gas concentrations in the liquid at which the bubble tends to one of two equilibrium states because of diffusion processes betw...

É. Sh. Nasibullaeva; I. Sh. Akhatov

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Rocky Flats Ash test procedure (sludge stabilization)  

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Rocky Flats Ash items have been identified as the next set of materials to be stabilized. This test is being run to determine charge sizes and soak times to completely stabilize the Rocky Flats Ash items. The information gathered will be used to generate the heating rampup cycle for stabilization. The test will provide information to determine charge sizes, soak times and mesh screen sizes (if available at time of test) for stabilization of Rocky Flats Ash items to be processed in the HC-21C Muffle Furnace Process. Once the charge size and soak times have been established, a program for the temperature controller of the HC-21C Muffle Furnace process will be generated for processing Rocky Flats Ash.

Funston, G.A.

1995-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

396

Soil stabilization properties of flexible intruders  

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In many locations, soil is held in place by the roots of plants. When these plants are removed or die, the soil loses its cohesive strength and erodes away. We seek to create artificial soil stabilizers that use the same ...

Luginbuhl, Katharine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions  

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This April 15, 2014 webinar examined the causes of color shift, and took a look at existing metrics used to describe color shift/color stability in LED lighting. The lumen maintenance lifetime of...

398

Storage Stability of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends  

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Storage Stability of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends ... The biodiesels were selected to represent unstable material (D) with an induction time of 0.5 h and moderately stable material (B) with an induction time of 3.1 h. ...

Robert L. McCormick; Steven R. Westbrook

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

399

A model study of articulated mat stability  

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characteristics of. model articulated mat revetrrient svith respect to different revetmert slope con- ditions. In this experirrent three diFierent slope permeabilities were investigated by layering geotextile filter on the revetment frame. The stability... EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE 12 18 A. Geotextile filter B. Stability experiment V WAVE RUNUP 18 21 33 VI VII VIII WAVE RUNDOWN UPLIFTING FORCE SLIDE-UP FORCE 44 IX SLIDE-DOWN FORCE 77 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION REFERENCES . APPENDIX A EXPERIMENTAL...

Sasaki, Tetsu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

400

Dynamic Colloidal Stabilization by Nanoparticle Halos  

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We explore the conditions under which colloids can be stabilized by the addition of smaller particles. The largest repulsive barriers between colloids occur when the added particles repel each other with soft interactions, leading to an accumulation near the colloid surfaces. At lower densities these layers of mobile particles (nanoparticle halos) result in stabilization, but when too many are added, the interactions become attractive again. We systematically study these effects—accumulation repulsion, reentrant attraction, and bridging—by accurate integral equation techniques.

S. Karanikas and A. A. Louis

2004-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusive shielding stabilizes bulk nanobubble clusters  

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Using molecular dynamics, we study the nucleation and stability of bulk nanobubble clusters. We study the formation, growth, and final size of bulk nanobubbles. We find that, as long as the bubble-bubble interspacing is small enough, bulk nanobubbles are stable against dissolution. Simple diffusion calculations provide an excellent match with the simulation results, giving insight into the reason for the stability: nanobubbles in a cluster of bulk nanobubbles "protect" each other from diffusion by a shielding effect.

Weijs, Joost H; Lohse, D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Stabilizing windings for tilting and shifting modes  

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This invention relates to passive conducting loops for stabilizing a plasma ring against unstable tilting and/or shifting modes. To this end, for example, plasma ring in a spheromak is stabilized by a set of four figure-8 shaped loops having one pair on one side of the plasma and one pair on the other side with each pair comprising two loops whose axes are transverse to each other.

Jardin, Stephen C. (Princeton, NJ); Christensen, Uffe R. (Princeton, NJ)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Silicate stabilization studies in propylene glycol  

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In most North American and many European coolant formulations, the corrosion inhibition of heat-rejecting aluminum surfaces is provided by alkali metal silicates. But, their tendency towards polymerization, leading to gelation and/or precipitation, can reduce the effectiveness of a coolant. This paper presents the results of experiments which illustrate formulation-dependent behavior of inorganic silicate in propylene glycol compositions. Specific examples of the effects of glycol matrix, stabilizer type, and hard water on silicate stabilization are provided.

Schwartz, S.A. [ARCO Chemical Co., Newtown Square, PA (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

High Performance Computing for Stability Problems - Applications to Hydrodynamic Stability and Neutron Transport Criticality.  

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??In this work we examine two kinds of applications in terms of stability and perform numerical evaluations and benchmarks on parallel platforms. We consider the… (more)

Subramanian, Chandramowli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Assessment of Rich-Burn, Quick-Mix, Lean-Burn Trapped Vortex Combustor for Stationary Gas Turbines  

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This paper describes the evaluation of an alternative combustion approach to achieve low emissions for a wide range of fuel types. This approach combines the potential advantages of a staged rich-burn, quick-mix, lean-burn (RQL) combustor with the revolutionary trapped vortex combustor (TVC) concept. Although RQL combustors have been proposed for low-Btu fuels, this paper considers the application of an RQL combustor for high-Btu natural gas applications. This paper will describe the RQL/TVC concept and experimental results conducted at 10 atm (1013 kPa or 147 psia) and an inlet-air temperature of 644 K (700°F). The results from a simple network reactor model using detailed kinetics are compared to the experimental observations. Neglecting mixing limitations, the simplified model suggests that NOx and CO performance below 10 parts per million could be achieved in an RQL approach. The CO levels predicted by the model are reasonably close to the experimental results over a wide range of operating conditions. The predicted NOx levels are reasonably close for some operating conditions; however, as the rich-stage equivalence ratio increases, the discrepancy between the experiment and the model increases. Mixing limitations are critical in any RQL combustor, and the mixing limitations for this RQL/TVC design are discussed.

Douglas L. Straub; Kent H. Casleton; Robie E. Lewis; Todd G. Sidwell; Daniel J. Maloney; George A. Richards

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Pneumatic wall-locking geophone system  

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A seismic signal receiving system is provided for use in boreholes to receive seismic waves in carrying out geophysical investigations. The system includes three pairs of opposed plates, each of the pairs of plates including oppositely facing outer surfaces for engagement with opposite sides of a borehole. A seismic receiver is mounted on the inner surface of each of the plates for receiving seismic signals. A double-acting, fluid-operated actuator selectively causes relative movement of the plates of the pairs of plates away from each other to provide expansion thereof so as to enable the plates to engage the walls of a borehole and selectively causes relative movement of the plates of the pairs of plates toward each other to provide retraction thereof so as to enable the system to be removed from a borehole. The pairs of plates each comprise a relatively long plate and a relatively short plate. An expandable linkage interconnects the long plates at the distal ends thereof. The plates are mechanically biassed into the retracted state so that the plates return to this state in the event of a system failure.

Kuhlman, Harland L. (Minneapolis, MN); Cumerlato, Calvin L. (Minneapolis, MN); Tweeton, Daryl R. (Apple Valley, MN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Extreme-Point Stability Tests for Discrete-Time Polynomials  

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TA9 -10:40 Extreme-Point Stability Tests for Discrete-Time Polynomials F. PCrez *, C been an increasinginterest in finding extreme- point results for the study of stability of uncertain in the coefficients space where Schur stability of the extremes im- plies the stability of the entire family 12). Our

408

Stability Study of the RERTR Fuel Microstructure  

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The irradiation stability of the interaction phases at the interface of fuel and Al alloy matrix as well as the stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice is believed to be very important to the U-Mo fuel performance. In this paper the recent result from TEM characterization of Kr ion irradiated U-10Mo-5Zr alloy will be discussed. The focus will be on the phase stability of Mo2-Zr, a dominated second phase developed at the interface of U-10Mo and the Zr barrier in a monolithic fuel plate from fuel fabrication. The Kr ion irradiations were conducted at a temperature of 200 degrees C to an ion fluence of 2.0E+16 ions/cm2. To investigate the thermal stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice, a key microstructural feature in both irradiated dispersion U-7Mo fuel and monolithic U-10Mo fuel, a FIB-TEM sample of the irradiated U-10Mo fuel (3.53E+21 fission/cm3) was used for a TEM in-situ heating experiment. The preliminary result showed extraordinary thermal stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice. The implication of the TEM observation from these two experiments on the fuel microstructural evolution under irradiation will be discussed.

Jian Gan; Dennis Keiser; Brandon Miller; Daniel Wachs

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The (In)Stability of Planetary Systems  

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We present results of numerical simulations which examine the dynamical stability of known planetary systems, a star with two or more planets. First we vary the initial conditions of each system based on observational data. We then determine regions of phase space which produce stable planetary configurations. For each system we perform 1000 ~1 million year integrations. We examine upsilon And, HD83443, GJ876, HD82943, 47UMa, HD168443, and the solar system (SS). We find that the resonant systems, 2 planets in a first order mean motion resonance, (HD82943 and GJ876) have very narrow zones of stability. The interacting systems, not in first order resonance, but able to perturb each other (upsilon And, 47UMa, and SS) have broad regions of stability. The separated systems, 2 planets beyond 10:1 resonance, (we only examine HD83443 and HD168443) are fully stable. Furthermore we find that the best fits to the interacting and resonant systems place them very close to unstable regions. The boundary in phase space between stability and instability depends strongly on the eccentricities, and (if applicable) the proximity of the system to perfect resonance. In addition to million year integrations, we also examined stability on ~100 million year timescales. For each system we ran ~10 long term simulations, and find that the Keplerian fits to these systems all contain configurations which may be regular on this timescale.

Rory Barnes; Thomas Quinn

2004-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

410

Process for stabilizing the viscosity characteristics of coal derived materials and the stabilized materials obtained thereby  

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A process is disclosed for stabilizing the viscosity of coal derived materials such as an SRC product by adding up to 5.0% by weight of a light volatile phenolic viscosity repressor. The viscosity will remain stabilized for a period of time of up to 4 months.

Bronfenbrenner, James C. (Allentown, PA); Foster, Edward P. (Allentown, PA); Tewari, Krishna (Allentown, PA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Rotational stabilization in the Boozer model  

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The rotational stabilization of resistive wall modes is analyzed within the single-mode cylindrical model that incorporates the Boozer boundary conditions [A. H. Boozer, Phys. Plasmas 11, 110 (2004)]. The properties implied by this model are elucidated and expressed in terms of the growth rate and toroidal rotation frequency of the mode, which allows easy comparison of the results with experimental observations and predictions of other theories. It is shown that this model predicts the rotational stabilization in the range C{sub {beta}}<0.5 only, where C{sub {beta}}{identical_to}({beta}-{beta}{sup nowall})/({beta}{sup wall}-{beta}{sup nowall}) is a measure of the beta gain between the no wall and ideal wall stability limits.

Pustovitov, V. D. [Nuclear Fusion Institute, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

Stabilizer Formalism for Operator Quantum Error Correction  

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Operator quantum error correction is a recently developed theory that provides a generalized and unified framework for active error correction and passive error avoiding schemes. In this Letter, we describe these codes using the stabilizer formalism. This is achieved by adding a gauge group to stabilizer codes that defines an equivalence class between encoded states. Gauge transformations leave the encoded information unchanged; their effect is absorbed by virtual gauge qubits that do not carry useful information. We illustrate the construction by identifying a gauge symmetry in Shor’s 9-qubit code that allows us to remove 3 of its 8 stabilizer generators, leading to a simpler decoding procedure and a wider class of logical operations without affecting its essential properties. This opens the path to possible improvements of the error threshold of fault-tolerant quantum computing.

David Poulin

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Wind Power Plant Voltage Stability Evaluation: Preprint  

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Voltage stability refers to the ability of a power system to maintain steady voltages at all buses in the system after being subjected to a disturbance from a given initial operating condition. Voltage stability depends on a power system's ability to maintain and/or restore equilibrium between load demand and supply. Instability that may result occurs in the form of a progressive fall or rise of voltages of some buses. Possible outcomes of voltage instability are the loss of load in an area or tripped transmission lines and other elements by their protective systems, which may lead to cascading outages. The loss of synchronism of some generators may result from these outages or from operating conditions that violate a synchronous generator's field current limit, or in the case of variable speed wind turbine generator, the current limits of power switches. This paper investigates the impact of wind power plants on power system voltage stability by using synchrophasor measurements.

Muljadi, E.; Zhang, Y. C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Baby Skyrmions stabilized by vector mesons  

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Recent results suggest that multi-Skyrmions stabilized by omega mesons have very similar properties to those stabilized by the Skyrme term. In this paper we present the results of a detailed numerical investigation of a (2+1)-dimensional analogue of this situation. Namely, we compute solitons in an O(3) sigma-model coupled to a massive vector meson and compare the results to baby Skyrmions, which are solitons in an O(3) sigma-model including a Skyrme term. We find that multi-solitons in the vector meson model are surprisingly similar to those in the baby Skyrme model, and we explain this correspondence using a simple derivative expansion.

David Foster; Paul Sutcliffe

2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

415

Renewable source controls for grid stability.  

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The goal of this study was to evaluate the small signal and transient stability of the Western Electric- ity Coordinating Council (WECC) under high penetrations of renewable energy, and to identify control technologies that would improve the system performance. The WECC is the regional entity responsible for coordinating and promoting bulk electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. Transient stability is the ability of the power system to maintain synchronism after a large disturbance while small signal stability is the ability of the power system to maintain synchronism after a small disturbance. Tran- sient stability analysis usually focuses on the relative rotor angle between synchronous machines compared to some stability margin. For this study we employed generator speed relative to system speed as a metric for assessing transient stability. In addition, we evaluated the system transient response using the system frequency nadir, which provides an assessment of the adequacy of the primary frequency control reserves. Small signal stability analysis typically identi es the eigenvalues or modes of the system in response to a disturbance. For this study we developed mode shape maps for the di erent scenarios. Prony analysis was applied to generator speed after a 1.4 GW, 0.5 second, brake insertion at various locations. Six di erent WECC base cases were analyzed, including the 2022 light spring case which meets the renewable portfolio standards. Because of the di culty in identifying the cause and e ect relationship in large power system models with di erent scenarios, several simulations were run on a 7-bus, 5-generator system to isolate the e ects of di erent con gurations. Based on the results of the study, for a large power system like the WECC, incorporating frequency droop into wind/solar systems provides a larger bene t to system transient response than replacing the lost inertia with synthetic inertia. From a small signal stability perspective, the increase in renewable penetration results in subtle changes to the system modes. In gen- eral, mode frequencies increase slightly, and mode shapes remain similar. The system frequency nadir for the 2022 light spring case was slightly lower than the other cases, largely because of the reduced system inertia. However, the nadir is still well above the minimum load shedding frequency of 59.5 Hz. Finally, several discrepancies were identi ed between actual and reported wind penetration, and additional work on wind/solar modeling is required to increase the delity of the WECC models.

Byrne, Raymond Harry; Elliott, Ryan Thomas; Neely, Jason C.; Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto; Schoenwald, David Alan; Grant, Lisa

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Runge-Kutta formulas of optimum stability  

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RUNGE-KUTTA FOK'IULAS OF OPTIMUM STABILITY A Thesis by HECTOR GONZALES SIERRA Submitted. to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for tno degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 196$ Major Subject... Mathematics RUNGE ? KUTTA 1'OR1'IULAS OP OPTI11U1, STABILITY A Thesis by RECTOR GONZALES SIERRA Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee 1ead of Departmen member Nay 1$6a ABSTRACT RAGE-KUTTA PORKJLAS OP OPTIKJN STAl3ILI1Y. (Nay I...

Sierra, Hector Gonzales

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Aluminum-stabilized NB3SN superconductor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An aluminum-stabilized Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials.

Scanlan, Ronald M. (Livermore, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration  

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New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is an innovative confinement approach that offers a unique fusion reactor potential because of its compact and simple geometry, translation properties, and high plasma beta. One of the most important issues is FRC stability with respect to low-n (toroidal mode number) MHD modes. There is a clear discrepancy between the predictions of standard MHD theory that many modes should be unstable on the MHD time scale, and the observed macroscopic resilience of FRCs in experiments.

E.V. Belova; R.C. Davidson; H. Ji; and M. Yamada

2002-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

419

Beam Stability: Benefits from Concentrating on Basics  

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In recent years there has been a lot of activity aimed at producing smaller and more intense beams. However, experience has shown that with these beams the quality of the data obtained is highly sensitive to alignment issues, mechanical (in)stabilities, source instabilities, material choices and surface degradations of optical components. Over several years the ESRF has investigated many beamline optical components with the view to improve both beam and sample stability. The measures that have been taken to achieve these improvements are described together with possible improvements that could be envisaged in the future.

Mairs, T. R.; Mathon, O. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP220, 38043 Grenoble (France)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

420

Stability of the Dense Plasma Focus  

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The influence of small dc axial magnetic fields upon the stability of the focused plasma column is shown in the light of soft x rays. The material damage to the center electrode and the intense x?ray emission at the electrode face as a result of electron bombardment is considerably reduced. Although the final heating of the ions and electrons is inhibited as expected due to a trapped magnetic field the spatial stability of the focused column offers a greater possibility for scaling to higher energies.

Joseph W. Mather; Paul J. Bottoms; James P. Carpenter; Arthur H. Williams; Kenneth D. Ware

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Improving Vortex Generators to Enhance the Performance of Air-Cooled Condensers in a Geothermal Power Plant  

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This report summarizes work at the Idaho National Laboratory to develop strategies to enhance air-side heat transfer in geothermal air-cooled condensers such that it should not significantly increase pressure drop and parasitic fan pumping power. The work was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) of Japan, Yokohama National University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. A combined experimental and numerical investigation was performed to investigate heat transfer enhancement techniques that may be applicable to largescale air-cooled condensers such as those used in geothermal power applications. A transient heat transfer visualization and measurement technique was employed in order to obtain detailed distributions of local heat transfer coefficients on model fin surfaces. Pressure drop measurements were obtained for a variety of tube and winglet configurations using a single-channel flow apparatus that included four tube rows in a staggered array. Heat transfer and pressure drop measurements were also acquired in a separate multiple-tube row apparatus in the Single Blow Test Facility. In addition, a numerical modeling technique was developed to predict local and average heat transfer for these low-Reynolds number flows, with and without winglets. Representative experimental and numerical results were obtained that reveal quantitative details of local finsurface heat transfer in the vicinity of a circular tube with a single delta winglet pair downstream of the cylinder. Heat transfer and pressure-drop results were obtained for flow Reynolds numbers based on channel height and mean flow velocity ranging from 700 to 6500. The winglets were of triangular (delta) shape with a 1:2 or 1:3 height/length aspect ratio and a height equal to 90% of the channel height. Overall mean fin-surface heat transfer results indicate a significant level of heat transfer enhancement (in terms of Colburn j-factor) associated with deployment of the winglets with circular as well as oval tubes. In general, toe-in (common flow up) type winglets appear to have better performance than the toe-out (common flow down) type winglets. Comparisons of heat transfer and pressure drop results for the elliptical tube versus a circular tube with and without winglets are provided. During the course of their independent research, all of the researchers have established that about 10 to 30% enhancement in Colburn j-factor is expected. However, actual increase in heat transfer rate from a heat exchanger employing finned tubes with winglets may be smaller, perhaps on the order of 2 to 5%. It is also concluded that for any specific application, more full-size experimentation is needed to optimize the winglet design for a specific heat exchanger application. If in place of a circular tube, an oval tube can be economically used in a bundle, it is expected that the pressure drop across the tube bundle with the application of vortex generators (winglets) will be similar to that in a conventional circular tube bundle. It is hoped that the results of this research will demonstrate the benefits of applying vortex generators (winglets) on the fins to improve the heat transfer from the air-side of the tube bundle.

Manohar S. Sohal

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Anisotropic superconductivity and vortex dynamics in magnetially coupled F/S and F/S/F hybrids.  

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Magnetically coupled superconductor-ferromagnet hybrids offer advanced routes for nanoscale control of superconductivity. Magnetotransport characteristics and scanning tunneling microscopy images of vortex structures in superconductor-ferromagnet hybrids reveal rich superconducting phase diagrams. Focusing on a particular combination of a ferromagnet with a well-ordered periodic magnetic domain structure with alternating out-of-plane component of magnetization, and a small coherence length superconductor, we find directed nucleation of superconductivity above the domain wall boundaries. We show that near the superconductor-normal state phase boundary the superconductivity is localized in narrow mesoscopic channels. In order to explore the Abrikosov flux line ordering in F/S hybrids, we use a combination of scanning tunneling microscopy and Ginzburg-Landau simulations. The magnetic stripe domain structure induces periodic local magnetic induction in the superconductor, creating a series of pinning-anti-pinning channels for externally added magnetic flux quanta. Such laterally confined Abrikosov vortices form quasi-1D arrays (chains). The transitions between multichain states occur through propagation of kinks at the intermediate fields. At high fields we show that the system becomes nonlinear due to a change in both the number of vortices and the confining potential. In F/S/F hybrids we demonstrate the evolution of the anisotropic conductivity in the superconductor that is magnetically coupled with two adjacent ferromagnetic layers. Stripe magnetic domain structures in both F-layers are aligned under each other, resulting in a directional superconducting order parameter in the superconducting layer. The conductance anisotropy strongly depends on the period of the magnetic domains and the strength of the local magnetization. The anisotropic conductivity of up to three orders of magnitude can be achieved with a spatial critical temperature modulation of 5% of T{sub c}. Induced anisotropic properties in the F/S and F/S/F hybrids have a potential for future application in switching and nonvolatile memory elements operating at low temperatures.

Karapetrov, G.; Belkin, A.; Iavarone, M.; Fedor, J.; Novosad, V.; Milosevic, M. V.; Peeters, F. M. (Materials Science Division); (Illinois Inst. of Tech.); (Temple Univ.); (Slovak Academy of Sciences); (Univ. Antwerpen)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 76, 48-84 (1988) Simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor Flows Using Vortex Blobs  

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to include surface tension and viscosity. The initial value problem is discussedby Menikoff et al. [6 asymptotrc velocttres for the bubble and spokethat depend on the Atwood number and are Independent for the stability of an interface between two incompressible fluids of different density in a gravitational field

Frey, Pascal

424

Velocity Shear Stabilization of Centrifugally Confined Plasma  

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A magnetized, centrifugally confined plasma is subjected to a 3D MHD stability test. Ordinarily, the system is expected to be grossly unstable to “flute” interchanges of field lines. Numerical simulation shows though that the system is stable on account of velocity shear. This allows consideration of a magnetically confined plasma for thermonuclear fusion that has a particularly simple coil configuration.

Yi-Min Huang and A. B. Hassam

2001-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

425

LATERAL VEHICLE STABILIZATION USING CONSTRAINED NONLINEAR CONTROL  

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problems of designing a controller for the yaw dynamics are the nonlinearities which appear in the system, nonlinear systems, constraints. Abstract A lateral stabilization system for automotive vehicles is de of the vehicle during braking maneuvers. These systems were followed by traction control systems, which im- prove

Johansen, Tor Arne

426

Stability of Nanostructures on Surfaces Karsten Pohl  

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catalytic materials, higher sensitivity chem- ical sensors, and perhaps, quantum computers. Well- ordered with stabilizing forces derived from long-range elastic interactions between the islands. BACKGROUND Many­13] more selective catalysis and higher-sensitivity chemical sensors,[14] and, perhaps, nano- scale

Pohl, Karsten

427

Amphiphiles for protein solubilization and stabilization  

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The invention provides amphiphiles for manipulating membrane proteins. The amphiphiles can feature carbohydrate-derived hydrophilic groups and branchpoints in the hydrophilic moiety and/or in a lipophilic moiety. Such amphiphiles are useful as detergents for solubilization and stabilization of membrane proteins, including photosynthetic protein superassemblies obtained from bacterial membranes.

Gellman, Samuel Helmer; Chae, Pil Seok; Laible, Phillip D; Wander, Marc J

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

428

ROCTECtm STABILIZATION TREATMENT OF WERF ASH  

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The objective of this project is to demonstrate a process to stabilize mixed waste flyash generated by the combustion of mixed waste at the Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory's (INEEL's) Waste Experimental Reduction Facility (WERF) incinerator such that it will meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) Universal Treatment Standards.

Paul A. Lessing; William J. Quapp; Gary Renlund; Bob Clark; Colin Hundley; James Cornwell; Dave Schlier; John Bulko; Gene Pollack

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

ON THE OPTIMUM CONTROL OF SHIPS' STABILIZERS  

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......magnitude as the ship's natural frequency...probably enhance this effect, for stabilization...of Fig. 1, the effect of an isolated large...I) Sea (li) Ship FIG. 2. A sketch...and (b) that the ship has reacted to this...sufficiently long for the effects of all initial disturbances......

BRYAN THWAITERS

1961-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

http://www.pppl.gov Stabilization  

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Pressurized He atmosphere V V V Li jets Li jets TFC I B tor D2 Plasma PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY PPPLhttp://www.pppl.gov =) Meetings =)Lithium Walls 2000 Stabilization of tokamak plasma by lithium streams Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Presented to APS

Zakharov, Leonid E.

431

Numerical Experiments in Supersonic Boundary Layer Stability  

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advances in supersonic and hypersonic aerospace technology have led to a renewed interest in the stability Methods Branch M. Y. Hussaini Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering NASA Langley­dimensional quantity superscripts T : transpose â?? : Fourier component 0 : perturbation variable 2 Introduction Recent

Erlebacher, Gordon

432

Metallic nanoshells on porphyrin-stabilized emulsions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Metal nanostructures formed by photocatalytic interfacial synthesis using a porphyrin-stabilized emulsion template and the method for making the nanostructures. Catalyst-seeded emulsion droplets are employed as templates for hollow-nanoshell growth. The hollow metal nanospheres may be formed with or without inclusions of other materials.

Wang, Haorong; Song, Yujiang; Shelnutt, John A; Medforth, Craig J

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

433

Near-Neoclassical Transport & Enhanced Stability  

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magnetic shear configurations are particularly attractive for advanced tokamak reactors -- predicted and advanced tokamak physics Outline · Formation · Transport · MHD Stability · Future Directions TFTR #12;6 5 4 by Shaing and Hazeltine; Hinton and Kim modification of Hirshman-Sigmar equations · comparison with Full

434

Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams  

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Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, BEng, and C. J. Burgoyne, BA, MSc, CEng, MICE & Modern precast concrete bridge beams are becoming increasingly long and slender, making them more susceptible to buckling failure. This paper shows that once the beam is positioned

Burgoyne, Chris

435

Sulfate induced heave in lime stabilized soil  

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The addition of hydrated lime to clay soils is one of the most common methods of soil stabilization. However, when sulfates are present in the soil, the calcium in the lime reacts with the sulfates to form ettringite, an expandable mineral...

Bredenkamp, Sanet

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

436

Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines  

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...81 73 Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines Richard F. Katz 1 * M. Grae Worster 2...ice sheets are sensitive to grounding-line position and variation, characteristics...models. We present a theory for grounding-line dynamics in three spatial dimensions and...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous...  

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The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous Li-O2 Batteries. The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous Li-O2 Batteries....

438

DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products...  

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Color Stability of LED Lighting Products DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products October 24, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has...

439

Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . | EMSL  

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Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . Abstract: Black carbon (BC) may play an important role in the global C...

440

Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms  

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...research-article Physiology and Metabolism Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis...maintenance of biofilm stability is an energy-dependent process and whether transcription...found to be ineffective in preventing energy starvation-induced detachment, suggesting...

Renee M. Saville; Shauna Rakshe; Janus A. J. Haagensen; Soni Shukla; Alfred M. Spormann

2011-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Relation between viscosity and stability for heavy oil emulsions  

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The relation between viscosity and stability has been hics. found by investigating the effect of surfactant concentration on emulsion stability. Based on the Bingham plastic model for viscosity as a function of shear rate, two parameters were found...

Ye, Sherry Qianwen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

442

Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media  

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...Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media...media|stability theory|carbon sequestration| 1. Introduction The world's...processes occurring during carbon dioxide sequestration in underground saline aquifers...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Bubble stabilized discontinuous Galerkin method for parabolic and elliptic problems  

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In this paper we give an analysis of a bubble stabilized discontinuous Galerkin method for elliptic and parabolic problems. The method consists of stabilizing the numerical scheme by enriching the discontinuou...

Erik Burman; Benjamin Stamm

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Fourier-Mukai transforms and stability conditions on abelian threefolds   

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Construction of Bridgeland stability conditions on a given Calabi-Yau threefold is an important problem and this thesis realizes the rst known examples of such stability conditions. More precisely, we construct a dense ...

Piyaratne, Hathurusinghege Dulip Bandara

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

445

Stabilization of Resistive Kink Modes in the Tokamak  

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Optimized current profiles are shown to be capable of providing simultaneous stability against all resistive kink modes in the tokamak.

A. H. Glasser; H. P. Furth; P. H. Rutherford

1977-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

446

HVDC models used in stability studies  

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A new generation of detailed models for HVDC systems has recently been applied in power system stability programs. These models represent the high speed dynamics of the converter controllers as well as the L/R dynamics of the dc transmission. Older dc models such as those described in reference which are based upon pseudo-steady state relationships are however still in general use. The latter models remain popular since they require a minimum of data and significantly less computer resources than the detailed models. The following questions therefore need to be answered concerning the two types of models: (1) To what extent is simulation accuracy impacted by using the older HVDC model. (2) Is the difference in precision significant compared to other uncertainties which are inherent in stability calculations. This paper addresses these questions and also considers a third type of HVDC model described in Appendix I which relieves some of the assumptions associated with the pseudo steady state models.

Johnson, B.K.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The Dark Energy Star and Stability analysis  

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We have proposed a new model of dark energy star consisting of five zones namely, solid core of constant energy density, the thin shell between core and interior, an inhomogeneous interior region with anisotropic pressures, thin shell and the exterior vacuum region. We have discussed various physical properties. The model satisfies all the physical requirements. The stability condition under small linear perturbation has also been discussed.

Piyali Bhar; Farook Rahaman

2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

448

Cyclic Imide Dioxime: Formation and Hydrolytic Stability  

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Poly(acrylamidoximes) play an important role in the uranium extraction from seawater. The present work reports solution studies of simple analogs to address the formation and stability of two binding sites present in these polymers, open-chain amidoximes and cyclic imide dioximes, including: 1) conditions that maximize the formation of the cyclic form, 2) existence of a base-induced conversion from open-chain to cyclic form, and 3) degradation under acid and base conditions.

Kang, S.O. [University of Kansas; Vukovic, Sinisa [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Hay, Benjamin [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Interfacial Region Thermophysics and Intrinsic Stability of Thin Free Liquid Films  

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that NaCl enhances bubble stability. The observations ofeffects on liquid film stability and bubble coalescence. §their impacts on bubble coalescence and the stability of the

GAN, YU

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS?  

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WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS? Susie LEE Ingmar SCHUMACHER (in)stability induce financial reforms? Susie Lee1 Ingmar Schumacher2 October 26, 2011 Abstract The article studies whether financial sector (in)stability had an effect on reforms in the fi- nancial sector

Boyer, Edmond

451

Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell  

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Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell Department of Applied. Keywords: inverted pendulum, friction, feedback control, stability analysis. 1 #12;INTRODUCTION to be the cause of failure of a feedback controller to stabilize a three link inverted pendulum system [2

Campbell, Sue Ann

452

Ris-PhD-Report Production, Characterization and Stability of  

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Risø-PhD-Report Production, Characterization and Stability of Organic Solar Cell Devices PhD Thesis Suren Ashot Gevorgyan #12;#12;RIS� DTU Production, Characterization and Stability of Polymer Solar Cell #12;Author: Suren Ashot Gevorgyan Title: Production, Characterization and Stability of Organic Solar

453

Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms  

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...expression requirements for biofilm stability primarily in S. oneidensis...suggest that maintenance of the stability of young biofilms requires...medium was exchanged in the bubble trap and the upstream tubing...for maintenance of biofilm stability. We previously showed that...

Renee M. Saville; Shauna Rakshe; Janus A. J. Haagensen; Soni Shukla; Alfred M. Spormann

2011-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

454

RELAP-7 Numerical Stabilization: Entropy Viscosity Method  

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The RELAP-7 code is the next generation nuclear reactor system safety analysis code being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The code is based on the INL's modern scientific software development framework, MOOSE (Multi-Physics Object Oriented Simulation Environment). The overall design goal of RELAP-7 is to take advantage of the previous thirty years of advancements in computer architecture, software design, numerical integration methods, and physical models. The end result will be a reactor systems analysis capability that retains and improves upon RELAP5's capability and extends the analysis capability for all reactor system simulation scenarios. RELAP-7 utilizes a single phase and a novel seven-equation two-phase flow models as described in the RELAP-7 Theory Manual (INL/EXT-14-31366). The basic equation systems are hyperbolic, which generally require some type of stabilization (or artificial viscosity) to capture nonlinear discontinuities and to suppress advection-caused oscillations. This report documents one of the available options for this stabilization in RELAP-7 -- a new and novel approach known as the entropy viscosity method. Because the code is an ongoing development effort in which the physical sub models, numerics, and coding are evolving, so too must the specific details of the entropy viscosity stabilization method. Here the fundamentals of the method in their current state are presented.

R. A. Berry; M. O. Delchini; J. Ragusa

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

308 Building Zone I stabilization and confinement  

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The 308 Building (Fast Flux Test Facility [FFTF] fuel supply) at the Hanford Site, located in Richland, Washington, is currently in transition to shutdown status. After shutdown, the facility will be maintained/surveilled and turned over to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Facility Transition and Management (EM-60) for utilization, remedial action, or decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). This may require that the facility be maintained in the shutdown mode for up to 30 years. To date, all of the special nuclear material (SNM) has been removed from the facility, potential fuel supply equipment has been preserved, surplus materials and equipment have been excessed, and enclosure cleanup and stabilization has begun. Shutdown planning has been completed, which outlines the major tasks, scope, methodology, and timing for the shutdown activities. A major activity in support of the 308 Building shutdown is the cleanup and stabilization of the enclosures and surface contamination areas. This document identifies the specific designs, processes, and methods to stabilize and confine the radiological material within the enclosures and exhaust ducts to allow shutdown of the active support systems. The designs and steps planned will be effective, are simple, and make maximum use of current technologies and commercial items.

Metcalf, I.L.; Schwartz, K.E.; Rich, J.W.; Benecke, M.W.; Rasmussen, D.E.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Evaluation of the performance of polypropylene fibers on soil stabilization  

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, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Its product name is "Fibergrids". These are one inch long 1000 denier fibers having a specific gravity of 0. 91. Sand (SM) was stabilized with type I portland cement and clay (CL) was stabilized with lime. Moisture-Density tests... for stabilizing clay was 5%. The optimum percentage of discrete polypropylene fibers for stabilizing clay and clay/lime was 0. 3%. The optimum percentage of polypropylene fibers for stabilizing sand and sand/5% cement was 0. 5%. Fibers improved the strength...

Sangineni, Srinivas Meherji

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

457

Recent progress in degradation and stabilization of organic solar cells  

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Stability is of paramount importance in organic semiconductor devices, especially in organic solar cells (OSCs). Serious degradation in air limits wide applications of these flexible, light-weight and low-cost power-generation devices. Studying the stability of organic solar cells will help us understand degradation mechanisms and further improve the stability of these devices. There are many investigations into the efficiency and stability of OSCs. The efficiency and stability of devices even of the same photoactive materials are scattered in different papers. In particular, the extrinsic degradation that mainly occurs near the interface between the organic layer and the cathode is a major stability concern. In the past few years, researchers have developed many new cathodes and cathode buffer layers, some of which have astonishingly improved the stability of OSCs. In this review article, we discuss the recent developments of these materials and summarize recent progresses in the study of the degradation/stability of OSCs, with emphasis on the extrinsic degradation/stability that is related to the intrusion of oxygen and water. The review provides detailed insight into the current status of research on the stability of OSCs and seeks to facilitate the development of highly-efficient OSCs with enhanced stability.

Cao, Huanqi; He, Weidong; Mao, Yiwu; Lin, Xiao; Ishikawa, Ken; Dickerson, James H.; Hess, Wayne P.

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

458

Annular vortex combustor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for burning coal water fuel, dry ultrafine coal, pulverized l and other liquid and gaseous fuels including a vertically extending outer wall and an inner, vertically extending cylinder located concentrically within the outer wall, the annnular space between the outer wall and the inner cylinder defining a combustion chamber and the all space within the inner cylinder defining an exhaust chamber. Fuel and atomizing air are injected tangentially near the bottom of the combustion chamber and secondary air is introduced at selected points along the length of the combustion chamber. Combustion occurs along the spiral flow path in the combustion chamber and the combined effects of centrifugal, gravitational and aerodynamic forces cause particles of masses or sizes greater than the threshold to be trapped in a stratified manner until completely burned out. Remaining ash particles are then small enough to be entrained by the flue gas and exit the system via the exhaust chamber in the opposite direction.

Nieh, Sen (Burtonsville, MD); Fu, Tim T. (Camarillo, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Off-set stabilizer for comparator output  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A stabilized off-set voltage is input as the reference voltage to a comparator. In application to a time-interval meter, the comparator output generates a timing interval which is independent of drift in the initial voltage across the timing capacitor. A precision resistor and operational amplifier charge a capacitor to a voltage which is precisely offset from the initial voltage. The capacitance of the reference capacitor is selected so that substantially no voltage drop is obtained in the reference voltage applied to the comparator during the interval to be measured.

Lunsford, James S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Higher mode stability in spheromak equilibria  

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Spheromak equilibria with current profiles varying from peaked to hollow are analyzed for higher mode stability using a linear magnetohydrodynamic(MHD) code. For a cylindrical flux conserver with a radius equal to length the n=2 m=2 mode is found to be marginally unstable for the same hollow current profile as the n=1 m=1 mode. While the growth rate for this n=2 mode is much lower than the n=1 mode the presence of the n=2 mode may explain experimentally observed relaxation phenomena involving short wavelength turbulence in spheromak equilibria with sufficiently hollow current profiles.

U. Shumlak; T. R. Jarboe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Stability of fluid-loaded structures  

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for the following non-dimensional fluid/plate parameters: ? = 0?05? ? = 2 & ? = ? = 0?respectively, of a point scatterer or drive point.2) ?? ? ? ? ??: Neutral stability. Four propagating waves, two of which arepositive energy waves (PEWs: ?+1 and ??1 ) and two... are negative energy waves ( NEWs:?+2 and ??2 ), as shown in figure 2.3c. Wave energy, which will be defined more formallyin the next chapter, is the amount of work done to build up a wave from rest. Positiveenergy waves (PEWs) have positive ‘activation energy...

Arzoumanian, Sevag Hrair

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

Nonparametric Tests of Moment Condition Stability  

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are interested in whether or not ? is constant. To reformulate it into an inference problem of moment stability, let zt = (yt , x#4;t )#4; and m(zt ,?) = ( yt ? x#4;t ? ) xt . Then, under the null hypothesis that ? is constant, the moment condition (2.1) holds... for all t . Otherwise, for any vector ? of constants, E(m(zt ,?)) #5;= 0 for some nonnegligible fraction of the sample. Most studies in the literature consider the case where the distribution of xt is assumed to be stationary. Furthermore, we may allow...

Juhl, Ted P.; Xiao, Zhijie

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Beam stability & nonlinear dynamics. Formal report  

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his Report includes copies of transparencies and notes from the presentations made at the Symposium on Beam Stability and Nonlinear Dynamics, December 3-5, 1996 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara California, that was made available by the authors. Editing, reduction and changes to the authors contributions were made only to fulfill the printing and publication requirements. We would like to take this opportunity and thank the speakers for their informative presentations and for providing copies of their transparencies and notes for inclusion in this Report.

Parsa, Z. [ed.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

464

E-Print Network 3.0 - additive stabilization process Sample Search...  

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Mathematics 20 Seoul, South Korea -classification deteriorating slope stability -Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION Summary: Seoul, South Korea - classification...

465

Uv-Light Stabilization Additive Package For Solar Cell Module And Laminated Glass Applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultraviolet light stabilization additive package is used in an encapsulant material that may be used in solar cell modules, laminated glass and a variety of other applications. The ultraviolet light stabilization additive package comprises a first hindered amine light stabilizer and a second hindered amine light stabilizer. The first hindered amine light stabilizer provides thermal oxidative stabilization, and the second hindered amine light stabilizer providing photo-oxidative stabilization.

Hanoka, Jack I. (Brookline, MA); Klemchuk, Peter P. (Watertown, CT)

2002-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

466

Balanced interferometric system for stability measurements  

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We describe two different, double-sided interferometer designs for measuring material stability. Both designs are balanced interferometers where the only optical path difference is the sample and the reference beams are located within the interferometer. One interferometer is a double-pass design, whereas the other is a single-pass system. Based on a tolerancing analysis, the single-pass system is less susceptible to initial component misalignment and motions during experiments. This single-pass interferometer was tested with an 86 nm thin-film silver sample for both short-term repeatability and long-term stability. In 66 repeatability tests of 30 min each, the mean measured drift rate was less than 1 pm/h rms. In two long-term tests (>9 h), the mean drift rate was less than 1.1 pm/h, which shows good agreement between the short- and long-term measurements. In these experiments, the mean measured length change was 2 nm rms.

Ellis, Jonathan D.; Joo, Ki-Nam; Spronck, Jo W.; Munnig Schmidt, Robert H

2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

467

Interactions of a Stabilized Radion and Duality  

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We determine the couplings of the graviscalar radion in Randall-Sundrum models to Standard Model fields propagating in the bulk of the space, taking into account effects arising from the dynamics of the Goldberger-Wise scalar that stabilizes the size of the extra dimension. The leading corrections to the radion couplings are shown to arise from direct contact interactions between the Goldberger-Wise scalar and the Standard Model fields. We obtain a detailed interpretation of the results in terms of the holographic dual of the radion, the dilaton. In doing so, we determine how the familiar identification of the parameters on the two sides of the AdS/CFT correspondence is modified in the presence of couplings of the bulk Standard Model fields to the Goldberger-Wise scalar. We find that corrections to the form of the dilaton couplings from effects associated with the stabilization of the extra dimension are suppressed by the square of the ratio of the dilaton mass to the Kaluza-Klein scale, in good agreement with results from the CFT side of the correspondence.

Zackaria Chacko; Rashmish K. Mishra; Daniel Stolarski; Christopher B. Verhaaren

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

468

Global Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration  

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New computational results are presented which provide a theoretical basis for the stability of the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is a compact toroid with negligible toroidal field in which the plasma is confined by a poloidal magnetic field associated with toroidal diamagnetic current. Although many MHD modes are predicted to be unstable, FRCs have been produced successfully by several formation techniques and show surprising macroscopic resilience. In order to understand this discrepancy, we have developed a new 3D nonlinear hybrid code (kinetic ions and fluid electrons), M3D-B, which is used to study the role of kinetic effects on the n = 1 tilt and higher n modes in the FRC. Our simulations show that there is a reduction in the tilt mode growth rate in the kinetic regime, but no absolute stabilization has been found for s bar less than or approximately equal to 1, where s bar is the approximate number of ion gyroradii between the field null and the separatrix. However, at low values of s bar, the instabilities saturate nonlinearly through a combination of a lengthening of the initial equilibrium and a modification of the ion distribution function. These saturated states persist for many Alfven times, maintaining field reversal.

E.V. Belova; S.C. Jardin; H. Ji; R.M. Kulsrud; W. Park; M. Yamada

2000-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

469

Boiling water reactor stability analysis with RETRAN-03  

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An MOC option has been developed to eliminate the numerical diffusion associated with the time domain analysis of small perturbations. This model has been implemented as an option in RETRAN-03 and evaluated for BWR stability applications by comparing RETRAN analyses results with data from a series of stability tests from the Vermont Yankee reactor. The results indicate that the MOC option can be used to evaluate BWR stability conditions.

Bergeron, P.A.; Fujita, N.; Paulsen, M.P.; McFadden, J.H.; Agee, L.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

470

Litt om evolusjonr spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonrt Stabile Strategier  

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Litt om evolusjonær spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonært Stabile Strategier I klassisk spillteori har konstant i tid. Spørsm°alet er om man kan si noe om denne (stabile) strategifordelingen. 1.1. ESS. La være av befolk- ningen. Vi sier at p er en Evolusjonært Stabil Strategi (ESS) hvis p ikke kan bli invadert

Løw, Erik

471

Criteria for Second Stability for Ballooning Modes in Stellarators  

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An expression determining how variations in the pressure-gradient and average magnetic shear affect ballooning stability for a stellarator equilibrium is presented. The procedure for determining the marginal stability boundaries, for each field line, depends only on the equilibrium and a single ballooning eigenfunction calculation. This information is sufficient to determine if increasing pressure-gradient is stabilizing or destabilizing and to predict whether the configuration possess a second stable region.

S.R. Hudson; C.C.Hegna

2004-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

472

Ballooning Modes in the Systems Stabilized by Divertors  

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MHD stability of a plasma in systems with closed magnetic field lines and open systems containing the nonparaxial stabilizing cells with large field lines curvature, in particular, divertors is analyzed. It is shown that population of particles trapped in such cells has a stabilizing effect not only on flute modes, but also on ballooning modes that determine the {beta} limit. At kinetic description that accounts for different effect of trapped and passing particles on perturbations, {beta} limit permitted by stability may be much greater then it follows from MHD model.

Arsenin, V.V.; Skovoroda, A.A.; Zvonkov, A.V. [Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

Stability analysis of pipe racks for industrial facilities.  

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??Pipe rack structures are used extensively throughout industrial facilities worldwide. While stability analysis is required in pipe rack design per the AISC Specification for Structural… (more)

Nelson, David Aaron

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Abstract: Spectral stability of stationary solutions of a Boussinesq ...  

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We study the spectral (in)stability of one-dimensional solitary and cnoidal waves of various Boussinesq systems. These systems model three-dimensional water ...

475

STABILITY OF THE TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD IN STELLAR RADIATION ZONES  

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The stability of the magnetic field in radiation zones is of crucial importance for mixing, angular momentum transport, etc. We consider the stability properties of a star containing a predominant toroidal field in spherical geometry by means of a linear stability in the Boussinesq approximation taking into account the effect of thermal conductivity. We calculate the growth rate of instability and analyze in detail the effects of stable stratification and heat transport. We argue that the stabilizing influence of gravity can never entirely suppress the instability caused by electric currents in radiation zones. However, the stable stratification can essentially decrease the growth rate of instability.

Bonanno, Alfio [INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Urpin, Vadim, E-mail: alfio.bonanno@inaf.it, E-mail: vadim.urpin@uv.es [INFN, Sezione di Catania, Via S. Sofia 72, 95123 Catania (Italy)

2012-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

476

A STABILIZED MODEL AND AN EFFICIENT SOLUTION METHOD ...  

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1. Introduction. Given a fixed mix of electric power plants (nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric and possibly peak ... the stabilized method on numerical simulations. 2.

2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. lm04paulauskas.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of...

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Video stabilization with sub-image phase correlation  

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A fast video stabilization method is presented, which consists of sub-image phase correlation based global motion estimation, Kalman filtering based motion smoothing and motion...

Zhu, Juanjuan; Guo, Baolong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage stabilization system in traction substation of urban electric transport  

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The direct current-voltage stabilization system using a high-frequency link in traction substations of urban electric transport based on applying...

S. V. Shapiro; S. F. Muftiev

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elliptically Bent X-ray Mirrors with Active Temperature Stabilization  

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stabilization based on a Peltier element attached directlyof the mirror with a Peltier element attached directly tostabilization based on a Peltier element have shown a

Yuan, Sheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization-enhanced absorption spectroscopy for laser stabilization  

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We demonstrate a variation of pump-probe spectroscopy that is particularly useful for laser frequency stabilization. The polarization-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (POLEAS) signal...

Kunz, Paul D; Heavner, Thomas P; Jefferts, Steven R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biophysical Studies of Protein Folding and Binding Stability.  

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?? Interactions between charged residues are known to have significant effects on protein folding stability and binding properties. The contributions of different types of non-covalent… (more)

Batra, Jyotica

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets  

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Jan 31, 2011 ... On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets. Victor M. Zavala (vzavala ***at*** mcs.anl.gov) Mihai Anitescu (anitescu ***at*** mcs.anl.gov).

Victor M. Zavala

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical stabilization of three Texas Vertisols with sulfonated naphthalene  

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with lime, they may dissolve and react with lime to form other minerals that have adverse effects on stabilization. When gypsum is present in a soil to be treated with lime, ettringite may be produced and prohibit stabilization (Sabry et al. , 1981). Many... with lime, they may dissolve and react with lime to form other minerals that have adverse effects on stabilization. When gypsum is present in a soil to be treated with lime, ettringite may be produced and prohibit stabilization (Sabry et al. , 1981). Many...

Marquart, Darren Keith

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor Fibers Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Oxidation &...

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Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder, Enabling Material and Revolutionary...  

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1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation es011yakovleva2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Stabilized...

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MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform | Open Energy  

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MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Aqua Magnetics Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Reciprocating Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform SECOP consists of submersible hulls supporting a raised work platform containing a number of AMI s reciprocating electric generators Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 34:44.5 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from

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Nonlinear Elasticity of Flow-Stabilized Solids  

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Thermal fluctuations, geometric exclusion, and external driving all govern the mechanical response of dense particulate suspensions. Here, we measure the stress-strain response of quasi-two-dimensional flow-stabilized microsphere heaps in a regime in which all three effects are present using a microfluidic device. We observe that the elastic modulus and the mean interparticle separation of the heaps are tunable via the confining stress provided by the fluid flow. Furthermore, the measured stress-strain curves exhibit a universal nonlinear shape which can be predicted from a thermal van der Waals equation of state with excluded volume. This analysis indicates that many-body interactions contribute a significant fraction of the stress supported by the heap.

Carlos P. Ortiz; Karen E. Daniels; Robert Riehn

2014-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistive stability of the cylindrical spheromak  

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The growth rates for resistive instabilities in a straight circular cylinder with spheromak profiles are computed by using two complementary methods. The first method employs boundary layer analysis and asymptotic matching most valid for values of the magnetic Reynolds number S?105. The second method solves the full linearized resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations as an initial value problem utilizing zone packing around the mode rational surface. Resolution requirements limit this to S?107. The results from these two methods agree to better than 1 in 103 in the overlap region 107?S?105. A scan of parameter space reveals that for parabolic q profiles the least unstable configurations have q 0 R/a?0.67. The Hall term in Ohm’s Law is easily incorporated into both methods. Recalculating the resistive MHD growth rates in the presence of this term shows that the resistive interchange mode is completely stabilized for a large enough value of the ion cyclotron time.

J. DeLucia; S. C. Jardin; A. H. Glasser

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Quantization and Self-Organized Stability  

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In the world of technology, one of the most important forms of friction is that of rolling friction. Yet it is one of the least studied of all the known forms of energy dissipation. In the present experiments we investigate the oscillatory free-decay of a rigid cube, whose side-length is less than the diameter of the rigid cylinder on which it rests. The resulting free-decay is one of harmonic motion with damping. The non-dissipative character of the oscillation yields to a linear differential equation; however, the damping is found to involve more than a deterministic nonlinearity. Dominated by rolling friction, the damping is sensitive to the material properties of the contact surfaces. For `clean' surfaces of glass on glass, the decay shows features of mesoscale quantization and self-organized stability.

Randall D. Peters

2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum mechanical stabilization of Minkowski signature wormholes  

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When one attempts to construct classical wormholes in Minkowski signature Lorentzian spacetimes violations of both the weak energy hypothesis and averaged weak energy hypothesis are encountered. Since the weak energy hypothesis is experimentally known to be violated quantum mechanically, this suggests that a quantum mechanical analysis of Minkowski signature wormholes is in order. In this note I perform a minisuperspace analysis of a simple class of Minkowski signature wormholes. By solving the Wheeler-de Witt equation for pure Einstein gravity on this minisuperspace the quantum mechanical wave function of the wormhole is obtained in closed form. The wormhole is shown to be quantum mechanically stabilized with an average radius of order the Planck length. 8 refs.

Visser, M.

1989-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Kahler stabilized, modular invariant heterotic string models  

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We review the theory and phenomenology of effective supergravity theories based on orbifold compactifications of the weakly-coupled heterotic string. In particular, we consider theories in which the four-dimensional theory displays target space modular invariance and where the dilatonic mode undergoes Kahler stabilization. A self-contained exposition of effective Lagrangian approaches to gaugino condensation and heterotic string theory is presented, leading to the development of the models of Binétruy, Gaillard and Wu. Various aspects of the phenomenology of this class of models are considered. These include issues of supersymmetry breaking and superpartner spectra, the role of anomalous U(1) factors, issues of flavor and R-parity conservation, collider signatures, axion physics, and early universe cosmology. For the vast majority of phenomenological considerations the theories reviewed here compare quite favorably to other string-derived models in the literature. Theoretical objections to the framework and directions for further research are identified and discussed.

Gaillard, Mary K.; Gaillard, Mary K.; Nelson, Brent D.

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercritical Stability, Transitions, and (Pseudo)tachyons  

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Highly supercritical strings (c >> 15) with a time-like linear dilaton provide a large class of solutions to string theory, in which closed string tachyon condensation is under control (and follows the worldsheet renormalization group flow). In this note we analyze the late-time stability of such backgrounds, including transitions between them. The large friction introduced by the rolling dilaton and the rapid decrease of the string coupling suppress the back-reaction of naive instabilities. In particular, although the graviton, dilaton, and other light fields have negative effective mass squared in the linear dilaton background, the decaying string coupling ensures that their condensation does not cause large back-reaction. Similarly, the copious particles produced in transitions between highly supercritical theories do not back-react significantly on the solution. We discuss these features also in a somewhat more general class of time-dependent backgrounds with stable late-time asymptotics.

Aharony, Ofer; Silverstein, Eva

2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Landfill stabilization focus area: Technology summary  

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Landfills within the DOE Complex as of 1990 are estimated to contain 3 million cubic meters of buried waste. The DOE facilities where the waste is predominantly located are at Hanford, the Savannah River Site (SRS), the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP). Landfills include buried waste, whether on pads or in trenches, sumps, ponds, pits, cribs, heaps and piles, auger holes, caissons, and sanitary landfills. Approximately half of all DOE buried waste was disposed of before 1970. Disposal regulations at that time permitted the commingling of various types of waste (i.e., transuranic, low-level radioactive, hazardous). As a result, much of the buried waste throughout the DOE Complex is presently believed to be contaminated with both hazardous and radioactive materials. DOE buried waste typically includes transuranic-contaminated radioactive waste (TRU), low-level radioactive waste (LLW), hazardous waste per 40 CFR 26 1, greater-than-class-C waste per CFR 61 55 (GTCC), mixed TRU waste, and mixed LLW. The mission of the Landfill Stabilization Focus Area is to develop, demonstrate, and deliver safer,more cost-effective and efficient technologies which satisfy DOE site needs for the remediation and management of landfills. The LSFA is structured into five technology areas to meet the landfill remediation and management needs across the DOE complex. These technology areas are: assessment, retrieval, treatment, containment, and stabilization. Technical tasks in each of these areas are reviewed.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brane Stabilization and Regionality of Extra Dimensions  

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Extra dimensions are a common feature of beyond the Standard Model physics. In a braneworld scenario, local physics on the brane can depend strongly on the brane's location within the bulk. Generically, the relevant properties of the bulk manifold for the physics on/of the brane are neither local nor global, but depend on the structure of finite regions of the bulk, even for locally homogeneous and isotropic bulk geometries. In a recent work, various mechanisms (in a braneworld context) were considered to stabilize the location of a brane within bulk spaces of non-trivial topology. In this work we elaborate on and generalize that work by considering additional bulk and brane dimensionalities as well as different boundary conditions on the bulk scalar field that provides a Casimir force on the brane, providing further insight on this effect. In D=2+1 (D=5+1) we consider both local and global contributions to the effective potential of a 1-brane (4-brane) wrapped around both the 2-dimensional hyperbolic horn and Euclidean cone, which are used as toy models of an extra-dimensional manifold. We calculate the total energy due to brane tension and elastic energy (extrinsic curvature) as well as that due to the Casimir energy of a bulk scalar satisfying both Dirchlet and Neumann boundary conditions on the brane. In some cases stable minima of the potential are found that result from the competition of at least two of the contributions. Generically, any one of these effects may be sufficient when the bulk space has less symmetry than the manifolds considered here. We highlight the importance of the Casimir effect for the purpose of brane stabilization.

David M. Jacobs; Glenn D. Starkman; Andrew J. Tolley

2014-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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On the stability of bubble functions and a stabilized mixed finite element formulation for the Stokes problem  

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In this paper we investigate the relationship between stabilized and enriched finite element formulations for the Stokes problem. We also present a new stabilized mixed formulation for which the stability parameter is derived purely by the method of weighted residuals. This new formulation allows equal order interpolation for the velocity and pressure fields. Finally, we show by counterexample that a direct equivalence between subgrid-based stabilized finite element methods and Galerkin methods enriched by bubble functions cannot be constructed for quadrilateral and hexahedral elements using standard bubble functions.

Turner, D Z; Hjelmstad, K D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex-lattice activation energy deduced from irreversibility lines for (PrBa2Cu3-xGaxO7)M/(YBa2Cu3O7)N superlattices  

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The activation energy of the vortex structure in high anisotropic (PrBa2Cu3-xGaxO7)M/(YBa2Cu3O7)N superlattices with a layer thickness of the superconductor in the range 1.2–4.8 nm and with no Josephson coupling between the YBa2Cu3O7 elementary layers has been deduced from irreversibility lines Tirr(H). The activation energy is proportional to the thickness of the elementary YBa2Cu3O7 layer and to the logarithm of the field H, whereas it follows a TAFF behavior for a YBa2Cu3O7 single film. The origin of the activation energy is discussed in light of recent theories on vortex dynamic. The anisotropies deduced from both Tirr(H) and the Kosterlitz-Thouless analysis of the resistive transition are found to be strongly correlated.

D. Ravelosona, J. P. Contour, and N. Bontemps

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Output-feedback stabilization of an unstable wave equation  

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We consider the problem of stabilization of a one-dimensional wave equation that contains instability at its free end and control on the opposite end. In contrast to classical collocated ''boundary damper'' feedbacks for the neutrally stable wave equations ... Keywords: Backstepping, Boundary control, Distributed parameter systems, Stabilization, Wave equation

Miroslav Krstic; Bao-Zhu Guo; Andras Balogh; Andrey Smyshlyaev

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an automated diagnostic system for BWR stability measurements  

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An algorithm capable of automatically evaluating BWR stability has been developed. Main advantages are: Conservative estimate (asymptotic), adjusts to solve difficult conditions, confidence level, and error estimate. The apparent decay ratio (DR) is not a conservative estimate of the reactor stability. The asymptotic decay ratio must be used. Long enough record lengths must be used to reduce the uncertainty of the estimated DR.

March-Leuba, J.; Smith, C.M.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave  

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Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave Tong Li Department of Mathematics University of California, Los Angeles Abstract. We study the asymptotic stability of a plane CJ detonation wave under and that the solution converges uniformly to a shifted CJ detonation wave as t!+ 1 for initial data which are small

Soatto, Stefano