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Whole-House Systems Approach | Department of Energy  

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

Systems Approach Systems Approach Whole-House Systems Approach April 26, 2012 - 10:17am Addthis The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch in Frisco, Texas, resulted in a home that consumes no more energy that its renewable energy systems produce. Photo from Building Science Corporation. The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch in Frisco, Texas, resulted in a home that consumes no more energy that its renewable energy systems produce. Photo from Building Science Corporation. What does this mean for me? Reduced utility and maintenance costs Increased comfort How does it work? Using a whole-house systems approach, it is possible to design and build or renovate a house that produces as much energy as it uses over the course of

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Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment  

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This document provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building processes and technologies-innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs. This industry-led, cost-shared partnership program aims to reduce energy use by 50% and reduce construction time and waste, improve indoor air quality and comfort, encourage a systems engineering approach for design and construction of new homes, and accelerate the development and adoption of high performance in production housing.

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2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment  

SciTech Connect

This document provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building processes and technologies-innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs. This industry-led, cost-shared partnership program aims to reduce energy use by 50% and reduce construction time and waste, improve indoor air quality and comfort, encourage a systems engineering approach for design and construction of new homes, and accelerate the development and adoption of high performance in production housing.

Hendron, B.

2001-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment  

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This document provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building processes and technologies-innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs. This industry-led, cost-shared partnership program aims to reduce energy use by 50% and reduce construction time and waste, improve indoor air quality and comfort, encourage a systems engineering approach for design and construction of new homes, and accelerate the development and adoption of high performance in production housing.

Hendron, B.

2001-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America Program is reengineering new and existing American homes for energy efficiency, energy security, and affordability. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building energy systems--innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs.

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2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America Program is reengineering new and existing American homes for energy efficiency, energy security, and affordability. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building energy systems--innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Ventilation | Department of Energy  

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air quality. There are four basic mechanical whole-house ventilation systems -- exhaust, supply, balanced, and energy recovery. Comparison of Whole-House Ventilation Systems...

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Whole-House Ventilation | Department of Energy  

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

Whole-House Ventilation Whole-House Ventilation Whole-House Ventilation May 30, 2012 - 2:37pm Addthis A whole-house ventilation system with dedicated ducting in a new energy-efficient home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/brebca. A whole-house ventilation system with dedicated ducting in a new energy-efficient home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/brebca. What does this mean for me? Whole-house ventilation is critical in an energy-efficient home to maintain adequate indoor air quality and comfort. The whole-house ventilation system you choose will depend upon your climate, budget, and the availability of experienced contractors in your area. Energy-efficient homes -- both new and existing -- require mechanical ventilation to maintain indoor air quality. There are four basic mechanical

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Cold Climates  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in Cold Climates on a cost-neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling with a Whole House Fan | Department of Energy  

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

Cooling with a Whole House Fan Cooling with a Whole House Fan Cooling with a Whole House Fan May 30, 2012 - 6:54pm Addthis Whole house fan installed as part of a home retrofit project in California. | Photo courtesy of Lieko Earle, NREL. Whole house fan installed as part of a home retrofit project in California. | Photo courtesy of Lieko Earle, NREL. What does this mean for me? A whole-house fan may be sufficient to cool your house, at least for part of the year. In many climates, a whole-house fan can save you money and maintain comfort during the cooling season. How does it work? A whole-house fan works by pulling air in through windows and exhausting it through the attic and roof. Whole house cooling using a whole house fan can substitute for an air conditioner most of the year in most climates. Whole house fans combined

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Whole-House Energy Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes: Preprint  

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This paper describes a proposed set of guidelines for analyzing the energy savings achieved by a package of retrofits or an extensive rehabilitation of an existing home. It also describes certain field test and audit methods that can help establish accurate building system performance characteristics that are needed for a meaningful simulation of whole-house energy use. Several sets of default efficiency values have been developed for older appliances that cannot be easily tested and for which published specifications are not readily available. These proposed analysis procedures are documented more comprehensively in NREL Technical Report TP-550-38238.

Hendron, R.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Whole House Fans Incentives | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Whole House Fans Incentives Whole House Fans Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 26 Whole House Fans Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 26) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency Incentives (Iowa) Utility Rebate Program Iowa Agricultural Agricultural Equipment Ceiling Fan Clothes Washers Custom/Others pending approval Dishwasher Doors Heat recovery Lighting Motor VFDs Motors Refrigerators Water Heaters Windows Whole House Fans Room Air Conditioners Ground Source Heat Pumps Yes Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency Incentives (Minnesota) Utility Rebate Program Minnesota Agricultural Agricultural Equipment

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Whole-house measurements of standby power consumption  

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Whole-House Measurements of Standby Power Consumption" InStudy on Miscellaneous Standby Consumption of HouseholdA. , Murakoshi, C. 1997. Standby Electricity Consumption in

Ross, J.P.; Meier, Alan

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Hot-Dry/Mixed-Dry Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategy Guideline: Transitioning HVAC Companies to Whole House Performance Contractors  

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This report describes the findings from research IBACOS conducted related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies who have made the decision to transition to whole house performance contracting (WHPC).

Burdick, A.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Important Link in Whole-House Protection: Surge ...  

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... 1 ' 0 ~ ~ i5~\\~~~ee~lng 'fl Q~ doff' di@si@ AN IMPORTANT LINK IN WHOLE-HOUSE PROTECTION: i,od' pith f~aQ EflG SURGE REFERENCE ...

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The design and evaluation of an end-user-deployable, whole house, contactless power consumption sensor  

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We present the design, development, and evaluation of an end-user installable, whole house power consumption sensing system capable of gathering accurate real-time power use that does not require installing a current transformer around the electrical ... Keywords: energy monitoring, sensing, smart home, sustainability, ubiquitous computing

Shwetak N. Patel; Sidhant Gupta; Matthew S. Reynolds

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EASY: Whole House Energy Audit  

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EASY: Whole House Energy Audit EASY: Whole House Energy Audit EASY: Whole House Energy Audit logo. Allows auditors to visually draw plans for dwellings that are being audited. Users can place objects such as doors, windows, and other openings, and specify their attributes for calculations. EASY allows users to identify approved measures for specific objects that are included on the drawings. Once generated, the reports may be printed out or viewed on the screen. EASY has been developed to incorporate the latest in Windows technology and software design methodology in order to increase the ability for a lay person without extensive technical training to complete a complex audit with relative ease and with minimal training. EASY accounts for the varied climates, construction styles and building

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Whole-House Ventilation | Department of Energy  

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

into the house to be filtered to remove pollen and dust or dehumidified to provide humidity control Supply ventilation systems work best in hot or mixed climates. Because they...

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market  

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This article for HomeEnergy Magazine, a trade magazine on energy efficient home construction, retrofitting, remodeling, and research, describes retrofit projects by Grupe Homes of Sacramento, California, a production builder who has worked with DOE's Building America program on energy-efficient home demonstration projects. In this project, The article is a case study of Grupe's decision to enter the energy efficient remodeling market when new home sales lagged due to the economic slowdown starting in late 2007. The article also describes an energy-efficient retrofit of of a 22-year-old, 3-bedroom home in Californias Central Valley done in 2009 by Grupe. The home is Grupe's first retrofit and was done according to the criteria of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the EPA and DOE that promotes a comprehensive, whole-house approach to making energy-efficiency improvements. Grupe's staff were trained through the California Building Performance Contractors Association and passed the Building Performance Institute test to learn how to conduct extensive energy audits of existing houses as well to perform the energy efficient retrofits. In the retrofit home, they did extensive air sealing, replaced and added insulation, and replaced inefficient HVAC equipment and leaky can lights. They cut air leakage from 2478 to 1115 cfm 50, a 55% reduction. A Building America case study on this project was distributed at the EEBA (Energy and Environmental Building Alliance) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, Sept 28-30, 2009. The Home Energy article was published in the March/April 2010 issue.

Hefty, Marye G.; Gilbride, Theresa L.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-House Ventilation Systems: Improved Control of Air Quality  

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Fact sheet for homeowners and contractors on how to employ spot ventilation in the home for comfort and safety.

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

Burdick, A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Savings in electric cooling energy by the use of a whole-house fan. Final report  

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Hour-by-hour cooling performances of a typical ranch house, with and without the use of a whole-house fan, were compared for the climate conditions throughout the contiguous United States. The comparative analyses were made by the use of NBSWHF, a modified version of NBSLD, to simulate the complex thermal coupling of whole-house-fan ventilated attic space. The calculations were performed for two operational modes: a cyclic fan mode and a stepwise continuous mode.

Kusuda, T.; Bean, J.W.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PSE&G - Whole House Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

PSE&G - Whole House Efficiency Program PSE&G - Whole House Efficiency Program PSE&G - Whole House Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Program Info Funding Source $36,000,000 State New Jersey Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Central/Ductless Mini-Split AC: $500 Geothermal Heat Pumps: $500 Gas Water Heater: $300 Gas Boiler (Steam): $300 Gas Boiler (Hydronic): $300 Gas Furnace: $400 PSE&G, in concert with New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP), provides a range of incentives for new equipment and energy efficiency measures in

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Improving Comfort in Hot-Humid Climates with a Whole-House Dehumidifier, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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Maintaining comfort in a home can be challenging in hot-humid climates. At the common summer temperature set point of 75 degrees F, the perceived air temperature can vary by 11 degrees F because higher indoor humidity reduces comfort. Often the air conditioner (AC) thermostat set point is lower than the desirable cooling level to try to increase moisture removal so that the interior air is not humid or "muggy." However, this method is not always effective in maintaining indoor relative humidity (RH) or comfort. In order to quantify the performance of a combined whole-house dehumidifier (WHD) AC system, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America team Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored the operation of two Lennox AC systems coupled with a Honeywell DH150 TrueDRY whole-house dehumidifier for a six-month period. By using a WHD to control moisture levels (latent cooling) and optimizing a central AC to control temperature (sensible cooling), improvements in comfort can be achieved while reducing utility costs. Indoor comfort for this study was defined as maintaining indoor conditions at below 60% RH and a humidity ratio of 0.012 lbm/lbm while at common dry bulb set point temperatures of 74 degrees -80 degrees F. In addition to enhanced comfort, controlling moisture to these levels can reduce the risk of other potential issues such as mold growth, pests, and building component degradation. Because a standard AC must also reduce dry bulb air temperature in order to remove moisture, a WHD is typically needed to support these latent loads when sensible heat removal is not desired.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

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

Transitioning Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Arlan Burdick IBACOS, Inc. October 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation,

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To be published in ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 106, Part II 2000 LBNL-44479 SELECTING WHOLE-HOUSE  

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To be published in ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 106, Part II 2000 LBNL-44479 SELECTING WHOLE-HOUSE VENTILATION STRATEGIES TO MEET PROPOSED ASHRAE STANDARD 62.2: ENERGY COST CONSIDERATIONS* Craig P. Wray Nance University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 April 2000 ASHRAE Standard 62.2P is being proposed to address

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Whole-House Design and Commissioning in the Project Home Again Hot-Humid New Construction Community  

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BSC has been working with Project Home Again since 2008 and has consulted on the design of around 100 affordable, energy efficient new construction homes for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This report details the effort on the final two phases of the project: Phases V and VI which resulted in a total of 25 homes constructed in 2011. The goal of this project was to develop and implement an energy efficiency package that will achieve at least 20% whole house source energy savings improvement over the B10 Benchmark.

Kerrigan, P.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insulation as a Part of the Building System If you are designing and constructing a house, a  

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Insulation as a Part of the Building System If you are designing and constructing a house, a whole as how to calculate the R-value of the insulation in relation to the other building components's design. A whole- house systems approach considers the interaction between you, your building site, your

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 16: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Mixed-Humid Climate  

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This best practices guide is the 16th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the mixed-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Butner, Ryan S.; Ortiz, Sallie J.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 15: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Humid Climate  

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This best practices guide is the 15th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Noonan, Christine F.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Controls and Sustainable Systems for Residential Ventilation  

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Advanced Controls and Sustainable Systems for Residential Ventilation Advanced Controls and Sustainable Systems for Residential Ventilation Title Advanced Controls and Sustainable Systems for Residential Ventilation Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5968E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Turner, William J. N., and Iain S. Walker Date Published 12/2012 Keywords ashrae standard 62,2, california title 24, passive ventilation, residential ventilation, ventilation controller Abstract Whole-house ventilation systems are becoming commonplace in new construction, remodeling/renovation, and weatherization projects, driven by combinations of specific requirements for indoor air quality (IAQ), health, and compliance with standards, such as ASHRAE 62.2. At the same time we wish to reduce the energy use in homes and therefore minimize the energy used to provide ventilation. This study examined several approaches to reducing the energy requirements of providing acceptable IAQ in residential buildings. Two approaches were taken. The first used RIVEC - the Residential Integrated VEntilation Controller - a prototype ventilation controller that aims to deliver whole-house ventilation rates that comply with ventilation standards, for the minimum use of energy. The second used passive and hybrid ventilation systems, rather than mechanical systems, to provide whole-house ventilation.

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Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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aspects of the systems biology approach (metagenomics withthe use of a number of sytems biology parameters can revealRL, Banfield JF: Systems Biology: functional analysis of

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 9: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

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This best practices guide is the ninth in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Love, Pat M.

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 11. Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate  

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This best practices guide is the eleventh in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate (portions of Washington, Oregon, and California) can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the marine climate. This document is available on the web at www.buildingamerica.gov. This report was originally cleared 06-29-2010. This version is Rev 1 cleared in Nov 2010. The only change is the reference to the Energy Star Windows critieria shown on pg 8.25 was updated to match the criteria - Version 5.0, 04/07/2009, effective 01/04/2010.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes  

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The US Department of Energy's Building America residential systems research project uses an analysis-based systems research approach to identify research priorities, identify technology gaps and opportunities, establish a consistent basis to track research progress, and identify system solutions that are most likely to succeed as the initial targets for residential system research projects. This report describes the analytical approach used by the program to determine the most cost-effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy-saving goals. This report also provides an overview of design/technology strategies leading to net zero energy buildings as the basis for analysis of future residential system performance.

Anderson, R.; Christensen, C.; Horowitz, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 12: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates  

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This best practices guide is the twelfth in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the cold and very cold climates can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and thos erequirements are highlighted in the text. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Love, Pat M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U. S. Department of Energy's Building America residential systems research project uses an analysis-based system research approach to identify research priorities, identify technology gaps and opportunities, establish a consistent basis to track research progress, and identify system solutions that are most likely to succeed as the initial targets for residential system research projects. This report describes the analysis approach used by the program to determine the most cost-effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy-savings goals. This report also provides an overview of design/technology strategies leading to net zero energy buildings as the basis for analysis of future residential system performance.

Anderson, R.; Christensen, C.; Horowitz, S.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bioremediation has historically been approached as a ?black box? in terms of our fundamental understanding. Thus it succeeds and fails, seldom without a complete understanding of why. Systems biology is an integrated research approach to study complex biological systems, by investigating interactions and networks at the molecular, cellular, community, and ecosystem level. The knowledge of these interactions within individual components is fundamental to understanding the dynamics of the ecosystem under investigation. Understanding and modeling functional microbial community structure and stress responses in environments at all levels have tremendous implications for our fundamental understanding of hydrobiogeochemical processes and the potential for making bioremediation breakthroughs and illuminating the ?black box?.

Chakraborty, R.; Wu, C. H.; Hazen, T. C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems approach to rechargeable batteries  

SciTech Connect

When selecting a rechargeable battery for an application, consideration must be given to the total system. Electrical load requirements, mechanical restrictions, environmental conditions, battery life, and charging must be considered to assure satisfactory battery performance. Meeting the electrical requirements involves selecting a battery that will deliver adequate voltage, run time and power. The mechanical aspects are largely a matter of resolving volume and weight. The charger must be capable of returning the battery to full charge in an allotted time. But of greater importance, the charge control method should be chosen carefully to maximize the operational life of the battery. 4 refs.

Mullersman, F.H.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systems Approach to Managing Oil  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

led to the spilling of 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. Af of 1990 (US Fed- eral Law, 1990). Regionally, the state of Alaskas oil pollution prevention and responseA Systems Approach to Managing Oil Transportation Risk in Prince William Sound Jason R. W. Merrick

van Dorp, Johan René

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A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

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Applied mathematics has an important role to play in developing the tools needed for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of complex problems. These efforts require the development of the mathematical foundations for scientific discovery, engineering design, and risk analysis based on a sound integrated approach for the understanding of complex systems. However, maximizing the impact of applied mathematics on these challenges requires a novel perspective on approaching the mathematical enterprise. Previous reports that have surveyed the DOE's research needs in applied mathematics have played a key role in defining research directions with the community. Although these reports have had significant impact, accurately assessing current research needs requires an evaluation of today's challenges against the backdrop of recent advances in applied mathematics and computing. To address these needs, the DOE Applied Mathematics Program sponsored a Workshop for Mathematics for the Analysis, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems on September 13-14, 2011. The workshop had approximately 50 participants from both the national labs and academia. The goal of the workshop was to identify new research areas in applied mathematics that will complement and enhance the existing DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Program efforts that are needed to address problems associated with complex systems. This report describes recommendations from the workshop and subsequent analysis of the workshop findings by the organizing committee.

Alexander, F.; Anitescu, M.; Bell, J.; Brown, D.; Ferris, M.; Luskin, M.; Mehrotra, S.; Moser, B.; Pinar, A.; Tartakovsky, A.; Willcox, K.; Wright, S.; Zavala, V.

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applied mathematics has an important role to play in developing the tools needed for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of complex problems. These efforts require the development of the mathematical foundations for scientific discovery, engineering design, and risk analysis based on a sound integrated approach for the understanding of complex systems. However, maximizing the impact of applied mathematics on these challenges requires a novel perspective on approaching the mathematical enterprise. Previous reports that have surveyed the DOE?s research needs in applied mathematics have played a key role in defining research directions with the community. Although these reports have had significant impact, accurately assessing current research needs requires an evaluation of today?s challenges against the backdrop of recent advances in applied mathematics and computing. To address these needs, the DOE Applied Mathematics Program sponsored a Workshop for Mathematics for the Analysis, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems on September 13?14, 2011. The workshop had approximately 50 participants from both the national labs and academia. The goal of the workshop was to identify new research areas in applied mathematics that will complement and enhance the existing DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Program efforts that are needed to address problems associated with complex systems. This report describes recommendations from the workshop and subsequent analysis of the workshop findings by the organizing committee.

Alexander, F.; Anitescu, M.; Bell, J.; Brown, D.; Ferris, M.; Luskin, M.; Mehrotra, S.; Moser, B.; Pinar, A.; Tartakovsky, A.; Willcox, K.; Wright, S.; Zavala, V.

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Routable Control System Security Approaches  

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This document is an supplement to the 'Secure and Efficient Routable Control Systems.' It addressed security in routable control system communication. The control system environment that monitors and manages the power grid historically has utilized serial communication mechanisms. Leased-line serial communication environments operating at 1200 to 9600 baud rates are common. However, recent trends show that communication media such as fiber, optical carrier 3 (OC-3) speeds, mesh-based high-speed wireless, and the Internet are becoming the media of choice. In addition, a dichotomy has developed between the electrical transmission and distribution environments, with more modern communication infrastructures deployed by transmission utilities. The preceding diagram represents a typical control system. The Communication Links cloud supports all of the communication mechanisms a utility might deploy between the control center and devices in the field. Current methodologies used for security implementations are primarily led by single vendors or standards bodies. However, these entities tend to focus on individual protocols. The result is an environment that contains a mixture of security solutions that may only address some communication protocols at an increasing operational burden for the utility. A single approach is needed that meets operational requirements, is simple to operate, and provides the necessary level of security for all control system communication. The solution should be application independent (e.g., Distributed Network Protocol/Internet Protocol [DNP/IP], International Electrotechnical Commission [IEC] C37.118, Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control [OPC], etc.) and focus on the transport layer. In an ideal setting, a well-designed suite of standards for control system communication will be used for vendor implementation and compliance testing. An expected outcome of this effort is an international standard.

Edgar, Thomas W.; Hadley, Mark D.; Carroll, Thomas E.; Manz, David O.; Winn, Jennifer D.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Optimization - The Global Approach to HVAC Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

System Optimization is a new approach to HVAC control as implemented by Energy Management Control Systems. System Optimization is defined as electronic building control strategies which treat a building's HVAC components as a complete energy-efficient and coordinated system. Trends in the development of HVAC control strategies are briefly discussed. An example which differentiates between conventional and System Optimization approaches is used to illustrate this new approach. The example discusses aspects of cooling season operation for a typical HVAC system. The paper concludes with four basic principles of System Optimization which are essential for effective control of a building environment.

Thielman, D. E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PNNLs integrated systems biology approach to understanding the...  

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PNNLs integrated systems biology approach to understanding the effects of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation William F. Morgan, Biological Sciences Division, Pacific...

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PNNLs integrated systems biology approach to understanding the...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

PNNLs integrated systems biology approach to understanding the effects of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation William F. Morgan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

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A system theoretic approach to design safety into medical device  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to investigate and demonstrate the application of a systems approach to medical device safety in China. Professor Leveson has developed an accident modeling framework called STAMP (Systems Theoretic ...

Song, Qingyang S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolutionary and embryogenic approaches to autonomic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a review of state-of-the-art techniques for automated creation and evolution of software. The focus is on bio-inspired bottom-up approaches, in which complexity is grown from interactions among simpler units. First, we review ... Keywords: artificial embryogenies, chemical computing, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithm, genetic programming

Daniele Miorandi; Lidia Yamamoto

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent and Real Time Systems: the CSP approach Steve Schneider  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Concurrent and Real Time Systems: the CSP approach by Steve Schneider First published 1999 Systems the CSP approach Steve Schneider A Wiley-Interscience Publication JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. New York Whitehead This book provides an introduction to Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) and its use

Doran, Simon J.

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Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development A Report: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development Executive Summary In the 21st century new we focused on the case of un- conventional natural gas recovery from the Marcellus shale In addition

Walter, M.Todd

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Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development A Report Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development Executive Summary In the 21st the Marcellus shale In addition to the specific questions identified for the case of Marcellus shale gas in New

Angenent, Lars T.

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Performance Excellence: A Systems Approach and Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Make value. stream flow. ... Data-driven and results-oriented, leading to: tracking systems (eg, control charts, scorecards, rolled throughput yield charts) ...

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The AdaptiV Approach to Verification of Adaptive Systems  

SciTech Connect

Adaptive systems are critical for future space and other unmanned and intelligent systems. Verification of these systems is also critical for their use in systems with potential harm to human life or with large financial investments. Due to their nondeterministic nature and extremely large state space, current methods for verification of software systems are not adequate to provide a high level of assurance. The combination of stabilization science, high performance computing simulations, compositional verification and traditional verification techniques, plus operational monitors, provides a complete approach to verification and deployment of adaptive systems that has not been used before. This paper gives an overview of this approach.

Rouff, Christopher [Lockheed Martin Corporation; Buskens, Richard [Lockheed Martin Corporation; Pullum, Laura L [ORNL; Cui, Xiaohui [ORNL; Hinchey, Mike [Lero The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation reliability -- Practical application and system approach  

SciTech Connect

Practical application of reliability analysis was made for the comparison of alternate line and bus arrangements of a future transmission substation with potential savings of up to $3.6 M. The paper describes how both the substation and the power system were simulated by using computer programs STAREL and COMREL. It presents the method used to obtain the most accurate estimates for the outage data of the system components. Finally, it expresses the results with simple reliability indices which can be meaningful for management. The results of the study show the need to include the reliability of the transmission system in a substation reliability evaluation.

Save, P. [Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of  

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

Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) The Essential Systems Functionality (ESF) inspection will evaluate the effectiveness of programs and processes for engineering design and safety basis, construction and installation, configuration management, surveillance testing, maintenance, operations, cognizant system engineer (CSE) and safety system oversight (SSO), and feedback and improvement of selected safety systems. This review will evaluate the effectiveness in maintaining the functionality of these safety systems. The ESF review will be performed in the context of integrated safety management (ISM), although

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "whole-house systems approach" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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Security approaches for Radio Frequency Identification systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, I explore the challenges related to the security of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) class of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and associated data. RFID systems can be used to improve supply chain ...

Foley, Joseph Timothy, 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin Films and the Systems-Driven Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A systems-driven approach is used to discern tradeoffs between cost and efficiency improvements for various thin-film module technologies and designs. Prospects for reduced system cost via such strategies are enhanced as balance-of-systems costs decline, and some strategies are identified for greater research focus.

Zweibel, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Missing Ratings in Recommender Systems: Adapted Factorization Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a factorization-based approach to make predictions in recommender systems. These systems are widely used in electronic commerce to help customers find products according to their preferences. Taking into account the customer's ratings ... Keywords: Factorization Technique, Recommender Systems, Singular Value Decomposition

Carme Juli; Angel Sappa; Felipe Lumbreras; Joan Serrat; Antonio Lpez

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Expert System Approach for Prediction of Maritime Visibility Obscuration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Expert system for Shipboard Obscuration Prediction (AESOP), an artificial intelligence approach to forecasting maritime visibility obscurations, has been designed, developed, and tested. The problem-solving model for AESOP, running within an ...

James E. Peak; Paul M. Tag

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State approaches to the system benefits charge  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the consideration and implementation of a non-bypassable system benefits charge (SBC) in six states through mid-May 1997. The SBC is being established to sustain important public-policy programs during the electric industry restructuring process. The states covered include Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. This report was prepared for the Office of Energy and Resource Planning, Utah Department of Natural Resources, under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s Sustainable Technology Energy Partnerships Initiative, Second Round (STEP-2). The purpose of the report is to provide decision makers in Utah, including the Utah Public Service Commission and the state legislature, with relevant information on the SBC for use in their deliberation on the matter. The issues faced by the six states are the SBC in general; surcharge rate or funding levels; administrative structure and procedures; and actions, guidelines, and principles by program area.

Fang, J.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HVAC System. LBNL 53444. Wendt, R.L. , Ternes, M.P. , Orealized. Other guides (e.g. , Wendt et al. (1997)) are more

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total System Performance Assessment - License Application Methods and Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

''Total System Performance Assessment-License Application (TSPA-LA) Methods and Approach'' provides the top-level method and approach for conducting the TSPA-LA model development and analyses. The method and approach is responsive to the criteria set forth in Total System Performance Assessment Integration (TSPAI) Key Technical Issues (KTIs) identified in agreements with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan'' (YMRP), ''Final Report'' (NRC 2003 [163274]), and the NRC final rule 10 CFR Part 63 (NRC 2002 [156605]). This introductory section provides an overview of the TSPA-LA, the projected TSPA-LA documentation structure, and the goals of the document. It also provides a brief discussion of the regulatory framework, the approach to risk management of the development and analysis of the model, and the overall organization of the document. The section closes with some important conventions that are used in this document.

J. McNeish

2003-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Total System Performance Assessment-License Application Methods and Approach  

SciTech Connect

''Total System Performance Assessment-License Application (TSPA-LA) Methods and Approach'' provides the top-level method and approach for conducting the TSPA-LA model development and analyses. The method and approach is responsive to the criteria set forth in Total System Performance Assessment Integration (TSPAI) Key Technical Issue (KTI) agreements, the ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan'' (CNWRA 2002 [158449]), and 10 CFR Part 63. This introductory section provides an overview of the TSPA-LA, the projected TSPA-LA documentation structure, and the goals of the document. It also provides a brief discussion of the regulatory framework, the approach to risk management of the development and analysis of the model, and the overall organization of the document. The section closes with some important conventions that are utilized in this document.

J. McNeish

2002-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-purpose canister system evaluation: A systems engineering approach  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to investigate various container systems for handling, transporting, storing, and disposing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) assemblies in the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS). The primary goal of DOE`s investigations was to select a container technology that could handle the vast majority of commercial SNF at a reasonable cost, while ensuring the safety of the public and protecting the environment. Several alternative cask and canister concepts were evaluated for SNF assembly packaging to determine the most suitable concept. Of these alternatives, the multi-purpose canister (MPC) system was determined to be the most suitable. Based on the results of these evaluations, the decision was made to proceed with design and certification of the MPC system. A decision to fabricate and deploy MPCs will be made after further studies and preparation of an environmental impact statement.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid approach to failure prediction for advanced computing systems |  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Hybrid approach to failure prediction for advanced computing systems Hybrid approach to failure prediction for advanced computing systems January 8, 2014 Tweet EmailPrint "Fault tolerance is no longer an option but a necessity," states Franck Cappello, project manager of research on resilience at the extreme scale at Argonne National Laboratory. "And the ability to reliably predict failures can significantly reduce the overhead of fault-tolerance strategies and the recovery cost." In a special issue article in the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Cappello and his colleagues at Argonne and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) discuss issues in failure prediction and present a new hybrid approach to overcome the limitations of current models. One popular way of building prediction models is to analyze log files,

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The stochastic approach for non-hamiltonian systems  

SciTech Connect

The stochastic quantization of dissipative systems is discussed. It is shown that in order to stochastically quantize a system with dissipation, one has to restrict the Fourier transform of the space-time variable to the positive half domain in the complex plane. This breaks the time-reversal invariance, which manifests itself in the formulation through the resulting noninvariant forms for the propagators. The relation of the stochastic approach with the Caldeira and Leggett path-integral method is also analyzed.

Tzani, R. [Univeristat de Barcelona (Spain)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-house measurements of standby power consumption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

kWh/year of non-heating electricity consumption correlatesof electricity consumption. The home at 20,000 kWh/year has

Ross, J.P.; Meier, Alan

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-house measurements of standby power consumption  

SciTech Connect

We investigated the variation in standby power consumption in ten California homes. Total standby power in the homes ranged from 14-169W, with an average of 67 W. This corresponded to 5 percent-26 percent of the homes' annual electricity use. The appliances with the largest standby losses were televisions, set-top boxes and printers. The large variation in the standby power of appliances providing the same service demonstrates that manufacturers are able to reduce standby losses without degrading performance. Replacing existing units with appliances with 1 W or less of standby power would reduce standby losses by 68 percent.

Ross, J.P.; Meier, Alan

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EASY: Whole House Energy...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Tools by Country Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Netherlands New Zealand...

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Survey of Whole House Programs in Midwestern Climates  

SciTech Connect

Existing single family whole home energy efficiency programs in cold weather climates, focused on the Midwest, were analyzed in detail to understand program design, including requirements, processes, incentives and outcomes, focusing on savings and participation. The report presents information about specific programs, aggregated program trends and observations, and recommendations for future cold weather climate whole home program design and implementation. This study makes several recommendations to whole home program designers and implementers on improving the cost-effectiveness and reach of whole home programs.

McGeough, U.; Baker, W.; Peters, J.; Beitel, A.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test procedures and protocols: Their relevance to the figure of merit for thermal distribution systems. Volume 1: Informal report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A conceptual framework is developed that categorizes measurement protocols for forced-air thermal distribution systems in small buildings. This framework is based on the distinction between two generic approaches. The {open_quote}system-comparison{close_quote} approach seeks to determine, via a pair of whole-house energy-use measurements, the difference in energy use between the house with the as-found duct system and the same house with no energy losses attributable to the thermal distribution system. The {open_quote}component loss-factor{close_quote} approach identifies and measures the individual causes of duct losses, and then builds up a value for the net overall duct efficiency, usually with the help of computer simulation. Examples of each approach are analyzed and related to a proposed Figure of Merit for thermal distribution systems. This Figure of Merit would serve as the basis for a Standard Method of Test analogous to those already in place for furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, and heat pumps.

Andrews, J.W.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Approach to Linear Accelerator Superconducting Magnet System  

SciTech Connect

Superconducting Linear Accelerators include a superconducting magnet system for particle beam transportation that provides the beam focusing and steering. This system consists of a large number of quadrupole magnets and dipole correctors mounted inside or between cryomodules with SCRF cavities. Each magnet has current leads and powered from its own power supply. The paper proposes a novel approach to magnet powering based on using superconducting persistent current switches. A group of magnets is powered from the same power supply through the common, for the group of cryomodules, electrical bus and pair of current leads. Superconducting switches direct the current to the chosen magnet and close the circuit providing the magnet operation in a persistent current mode. Two persistent current switches were fabricated and tested. In the paper also presented the results of magnetic field simulations, decay time constants analysis, and a way of improving quadrupole magnetic center stability. Such approach substantially reduces the magnet system cost and increases the reliability.

Kashikhin, Vladimir; /Fermilab

2011-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes and Systems in Hot and Humid Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In hot and humid climates the interior and exterior environmental loads that building envelopes must respond to are larger than many other climatic conditions. Moisture-originated failures in low-rise residential buildings have put a significant pressure to change construction codes in North America. Solutions to moisture induced problems may be difficult when several interacting mechanisms of moisture transport are present. A new approach to building envelope durability assessment has been introduced in North America; a moisture engineering approach. This requires system information about the wall systems as constructed along with aging characteristics coupled with advanced modeling that 0 term allow the designer to predict the Iong-term performances of building envelope systems. This permits the comparison and ranking of individual building envelope systems with respect to total hygrothermal performance. Critical information can be obtained by investigating the one to one relationships of a building envelope to interior and exterior environments, however, the total behavior of the actual whole building is not accounted for. This paper goes one step further, by incorporating the individual hygrothermal performances of all walls, roof, floor and mechanical systems. The direct and indirect coupling of the building envelope and indoor environment with HVAC system are included in the analysis. The full house hygrothermal performance of an aerated concrete wall system are examined for a hot and humid climate. The hour by hour drying potential of each system was then numerically analyzed using weather conditions of Miami (hot and humid climate). The results clearly demonstrate the limited drying potential for the wall system in that climate. Furthermore, the selected exterior thermal insulation strategies and interior vapor control strategies in this study clearly show the critical behavior of the full house with respect to drying initial construction moisture. The results show the importance of the total hygrothermal behavior of the whole house to the coupling between the various envelope parts, interior and exterior environments and HVAC system. From these results moisture control strategies are identified for the whole house hygrothermal performance.

Karagiozis, A. N.; Desjarlais, A.; Salonvaara, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ProSteam- A Structured Approach to Steam System Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal operation of site utility systems is becoming an increasingly important part of any successful business strategy as environmental, legislative and commercial pressures grow. A reliable steam model allows a clear understanding of the system and of any operational constraints. It can also be used to determine the true cost of improvement projects, relating any changes in steam demand back to purchased utilities (fuel, power, and make-up water) at the site boundary. Example projects could include improved insulation, better condensate return, increased process integration, new steam turbines or even the installation of gas-turbine based cogeneration. This approach allows sites to develop a staged implementation plan for both operational and capital investment projects in the utility system. Steam system models can be taken one step further and linked to the site DCS data to provide real-time balances and improve the operation of the system, providing an inexpensive but very effective optimizer. Such a model ensures that the steam system is set in the optimum manner to react to current utility demands, emissions regulations, equipment availability, fuel and power costs, etc. This optimization approach typically reduces day-to-day utility system operating costs by between 1% and 5% at no capital cost.

Eastwood, A.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New approach to timing: the fast--fast system  

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A dual channel constant fraction timing discriminator incorporating multiple energy windows and coincidence logic has been developed. Incorporation of energy discrimination and fast coincidence logic into the timing channel has distinct advantages in terms of system simplicity, stability and data rates. A prototype applying the F$sup 2$ approach has been constructed and tested. The system gives a $sup 60$Co FWHM of approximately 210 psec at a singles rate of greater than 7.5 x 10$sup 5$ sec$sup -1$ (approximately 1200 coincidences/sec). (auth)

Hardy, W.H. II; Lynn, K.G.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

The Industrial Power Plant Management System - An Engineering Approach  

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Based on energy studies in over 70 plants in the forest products industry, experience has shown that, in addition to process improvements, the most important energy conservation measures in mill power departments are: - Load shedding and fuel allocation in such a manner that economically optimum conditions are achieved, taking into account purchased power supply. - Upgrading instrumentation for more accurate information and closer monitoring of plant operation. To achieve the maximum savings from these measures, a computerized energy management system is often required. This is because the optimum load allocation and best operating point must be determined through continuous energy balance calculations as the demand situation changes. The paper discusses the systems engineering approach to the design of a computerized energy management system. It is based on practical experience focusing on a tailored solution for any industrial power plant, resulting in a concept which is technically and economically feasible.

Aarnio, S. E.; Tarvainen, H. J.; Tinnis, V.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Training programs for the systems approach to nuclear security.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In support of the US Government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Security Programmes, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has advocated and practiced a risk-based, systematic approach to nuclear security. The risk equation has been implemented as the basis for a performance methodology for the design and evaluation of Physical Protection Systems against a Design Basis Threat (DBT) for theft or sabotage of nuclear and/or radiological materials. Since integrated systems must include people as well as technology and the man-machine interface, a critical aspect of the human element is to train all stakeholders in nuclear security on the systems approach. Current training courses have been beneficial but are still limited in scope. SNL has developed two primary international courses and is completing development of three new courses that will be offered and presented in the near term. In the long-term, SNL envisions establishing a comprehensive nuclear security training curriculum that will be developed along with a series of forthcoming IAEA Nuclear Security Series guidance documents.

Ellis, Doris E.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

A Bayesian approach to extracting meaning from system behavior  

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The modeling relation and its reformulation to include the semiotic hierarchy is essential for the understanding, control, and successful re-creation of natural systems. This presentation will argue for a careful application of Rosen`s modeling relationship to the problems of intelligence and autonomy in natural and artificial systems. To this end, the authors discuss the essential need for a correct theory of induction, learning, and probability; and suggest that modern Bayesian probability theory, developed by Cox, Jaynes, and others, can adequately meet such demands, especially on the operational level of extracting meaning from observations. The methods of Bayesian and maximum Entropy parameter estimation have been applied to measurements of system observables to directly infer the underlying differential equations generating system behavior. This approach by-passes the usual method of parameter estimation based on assuming a functional form for the observable and then estimating the parameters that would lead to the particular observed behavior. The computational savings is great since only location parameters enter into the maximum-entropy calculations; this innovation finesses the need for nonlinear parameters altogether. Such an approach more directly extracts the semantics inherent in a given system by going to the root of system meaning as expressed by abstract form or shape, rather than in syntactic particulars, such as signal amplitude and phase. Examples will be shown how the form of a system can be followed while ignoring unnecessary details. In this sense, the authors are observing the meaning of the words rather than being concerned with their particular expression or language. For the present discussion, empirical models are embodied by the differential equations underlying, producing, or describing the behavior of a process as measured or tracked by a particular variable set--the observables. The a priori models are probability structures that capture syntactical relationships within the formal system that mirrors the natural system under observation. Inductive learning is then a prescription for incorporating the current, and possibly changing, empirical model into an iterative syntactical relationship in the form of a statement about parameters, producing an updated a priori model subject to future modification in the light of changing parameter sets.

Dress, W.B.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Optimal Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems: A Geometric Approach  

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In this paper, we consider a geometric formalism for optimal control of underactuated mechanical systems. Our techniques are an adaptation of the classical Skinner and Rusk approach for the case of Lagrangian dynamics with higher-order constraints. We study a regular case where it is possible to establish a symplectic framework and, as a consequence, to obtain a unique vector field determining the dynamics of the optimal control problem. These developments will allow us to develop a new class of geometric integrators based on discrete variational calculus.

L. Colombo; D. Martin de Diego; M. Zuccalli

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

85

An automata-theoretic approach for model-checking systems with unspecified components  

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This paper introduces a new approach for the verification of systems with unspecified components. In our approach, some model-checking problems concerning a component-based system are first reduced to the emptiness problem of an oracle finite automaton, ...

Gaoyan Xie; Zhe Dang

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

A Systems Genetics Approach to Evaluate Serum Cytokine Expression Profiles  

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Evaluate Serum Cytokine Expression Profiles Evaluate Serum Cytokine Expression Profiles in 10 cGy-Irradiated Mice: Possible Connection to Susceptibility/Resistance to Cancer E.A. Blakely Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract Goal: To use a systems-genetics approach to evaluate serum cytokine expression profiles in 10 cGy-whole-body-irradiated mice (BALB/c and Spret/EiJ parental strains, and their F1 offspring backcrossed (F1Bx) to female BALB/c). Background and Significance: Even low doses of ionizing radiation (∼10 cGy) can alter the composition of the tissue microenvironment by rapidly affecting cytokine production and activities, extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, and the expression of receptors that mediate cell-to-cell interactions (1). The stroma in mammary glands is constantly changing

87

A Novel Approach to Material Development for Advanced Reactor Systems  

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OAK B188 A Novel Approach to Material Development for Advanced Reactor Systems. Year one of this project had three major goals. First, to specify, order and install a new high current ion source for more rapid and stable proton irradiation. Second, to assess the use of low temperature irradiation and chromium pre-enrichment in an effort to isolate a radiation damage microstructure in stainless steel without the effects of RIS. Third, to initiate irradiation of reactor pressure vessel steel and Zircaloy. In year 1 quarter 3, the project goal was to complete irradiation of model alloys of RPV steels for a range of doses and begin sample characterization. We also planned to prepare samples for microstructure isolation in stainless steels, and to identify sources of Zircaloy for irradiation and characterization.

Was, G.S.; Atzmon, M.; Wang, L.

2000-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

88

Intelligent Vehicle Systems: A 4D/RCS Approach  

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This book presents new research on autonomous mobility capabilities and shows how technological advances can be anticipated in the coming two decades. An in-depth description is presented on the theoretical foundations and engineering approaches that enable these capabilities. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology that has proven successful in guiding the development of autonomous mobility systems. Chapters 2 through 7 provide more detailed descriptions of research that has been conducted and algorithms that have been developed to implement the various aspects of the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss applications, performance measures, and standards. Chapter 10 provides a history of Army and DARPA research in autonomous ground mobility. Chapter 11 provides a perspective on the potential future developments in autonomous mobility.

Madhavan, Raj [ORNL

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Biofuels, land and water : a systems approach to sustainability.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is a strong societal need to evaluate and understand the sustainability of biofuels, especially because of the significant increases in production mandated by many countries, including the United States. Sustainability will be a strong factor in the regulatory environment and investments in biofuels. Biomass feedstock production is an important contributor to environmental, social, and economic impacts from biofuels. This study presents a systems approach where the agricultural, energy, and environmental sectors are considered as components of a single system, and environmental liabilities are used as recoverable resources for biomass feedstock production. We focus on efficient use of land and water resources. We conducted a spatial analysis evaluating marginal land and degraded water resources to improve feedstock productivity with concomitant environmental restoration for the state of Nebraska. Results indicate that utilizing marginal land resources such as riparian and roadway buffer strips, brownfield sites, and marginal agricultural land could produce enough feedstocks to meet a maximum of 22% of the energy requirements of the state compared to the current supply of 2%. Degraded water resources such as nitrate-contaminated groundwater and wastewater were evaluated as sources of nutrients and water to improve feedstock productivity. Spatial overlap between degraded water and marginal land resources was found to be as high as 96% and could maintain sustainable feedstock production on marginal lands. Other benefits of implementing this strategy include feedstock intensification to decrease biomass transportation costs, restoration of contaminated water resources, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Gopalakrishnan, G.; Negri, M. C.; Wang, M.; Wu, M.; Snyder, S. W.; LaFreniere, L.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Building America Perspective and Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach  

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Perspective & Perspective & Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach Driving demand through targeted neighborhood programs By Mark Berman, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation BA Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - March 1, 2012 Austin, TX Relevant BAP Gaps & Barriers 1. Difficulty in recruiting homeowners to participate in home energy upgrade programs. (Recruitment) 2. Need to develop sustainable retrofit business models (Biz Models) - Review business models in Better Buildings Program & other programs 3. Data mining - need to analyze utility bills to get a sense of whole-house efficiency and savings (Aggregate Results) 2 Overview: Stockton CA

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Quantum Dynamical Behaviour in Complex Systems - A Semiclassical Approach  

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One of the biggest challenges in Chemical Dynamics is describing the behavior of complex systems accurately. Classical MD simulations have evolved to a point where calculations involving thousands of atoms are routinely carried out. Capturing coherence, tunneling and other such quantum effects for these systems, however, has proven considerably harder. Semiclassical methods such as the Initial Value Representation (SC-IVR) provide a practical way to include quantum effects while still utilizing only classical trajectory information. For smaller systems, this method has been proven to be most effective, encouraging the hope that it can be extended to deal with a large number of degrees of freedom. Several variations upon the original idea of the SCIVR have been developed to help make these larger calculations more tractable; these range from the simplest, classical limit form, the Linearized IVR (LSC-IVR) to the quantum limit form, the Exact Forward-Backward version (EFB-IVR). In this thesis a method to tune between these limits is described which allows us to choose exactly which degrees of freedom we wish to treat in a more quantum mechanical fashion and to what extent. This formulation is called the Tuning IVR (TIVR). We further describe methodology being developed to evaluate the prefactor term that appears in the IVR formalism. The regular prefactor is composed of the Monodromy matrices (jacobians of the transformation from initial to finial coordinates and momenta) which are time evolved using the Hessian. Standard MD simulations require the potential surfaces and their gradients, but very rarely is there any information on the second derivative. We would like to be able to carry out the SC-IVR calculation without this information too. With this in mind a finite difference scheme to obtain the Hessian on-the-fly is proposed. Wealso apply the IVR formalism to a few problems of current interest. A method to obtain energy eigenvalues accurately for complex systems is described. We proposed the use of a semiclassical correction term to a preliminary quantum calculation using, for instance, a variational approach. This allows us to increase the accuracy significantly. Modeling Nonadiabatic dynamics has always been a challenge to classical simulations because the multi-state nature of the dynamics cannot be described accurately by the time evolution on a single average surface, as is the classical approach. We show that using the Meyer-Miller-Stock-Thoss (MMST) representation of the exact vibronic Hamiltonian in combination with the IVR allows us to accurately describe dynamics where the non Born-Oppenheimer regime. One final problem that we address is that of extending this method to the long time regime. We propose the use of a time independent sampling function in the Monte Carlo integration over the phase space of initial trajectory conditions. This allows us to better choose the regions of importance at the various points in time; by using more trajectories in the important regions, we show that the integration can be converged much easier. An algorithm based loosely on the methods of Diffusion Monte Carlo is developed that allows us to carry out this time dependent sampling in a most efficient manner.

Gliebe, Cheryn E; Ananth, Nandini

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System  

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Transformational Approach to Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Transformational Approach to Reducing the Total System Costs of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics on Digg

93

Pathways, Networks and Therapy: A Boolean Approach to Systems Biology  

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The area of systems biology evolved in an attempt to introduce mathematical systems theory principles in biology. Although we believe that all biological processes are essentially chemical reactions, describing those using precise mathematical rules is not easy, primarily due to the complexity and enormity of biological systems. Here we introduce a formal approach for modeling biological dynamical relationships and diseases such as cancer. The immediate motivation behind this research is the urgency to find a practicable cure of cancer, the emperor of all maladies. Unlike other deadly endemic diseases such as plague, dengue and AIDS, cancer is characteristically heterogenic and hence requires a closer look into the genesis of the disease. The actual cause of cancer lies within our physiology. The process of cell division holds the clue to unravel the mysteries surrounding this disease. In normal scenario, all control mechanisms work in tandem and cell divides only when the division is required, for instance, to heal a wound platelet derived growth factor triggers cell division. The control mechanism is tightly regulated by several biochemical interactions commonly known as signal transduction pathways. However, from mathematical point of view, these pathways are marginal in nature and unable to cope with the multi-variability of a heterogenic disease like cancer. The present research is possibly one first attempt towards unraveling the mysteries surrounding the dynamics of a proliferating cell. A novel yet simple methodology is developed to bring all the marginal knowledge of the signaling pathways together to form the simplest mathematical abstract known as the Boolean Network. The malfunctioning in the cell by genetic mutations is formally modeled as stuck-at faults in the underlying Network. Finally a mathematical methodology is discovered to optimally find out the possible best combination drug therapy which can drive the cell from an undesirable condition of proliferation to a desirable condition of quiescence or apoptosis. Although, the complete biological validation was beyond the scope of the current research, the process of in-vitro validation has been already initiated by our collaborators. Once validated, this research will lead to a bright future in the field on personalized cancer therapy.

Layek, Ritwik

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

A Systems Genetics Approach to Evaluate Serum Cytokine Expression...  

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macrophages and eosinophils that can contribute to potentiating normal mammary gland development and tumor progression (2,3). Approach: We selected two murine strains that...

95

HVAC system modeling and optimization: a data-mining approach.  

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?? Heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is complex non-linear system with multi-variables simultaneously contributing to the system process. It poses challenges for both system (more)

Tang, Fan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

An architectural approach to building systems from COTS software components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As software systems become increasingly complex to build developers are turning more and more to integrating pre-built components from third party developers into their systems. This use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software components in system ...

Mark R. Vigder; John Dean

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Investigation of greenhouse gas reduction strategies by industries : an enterprise systems architecting approach  

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This thesis explores an enterprise systems architecting approach to investigate the greenhouse gas reduction strategies followed by industries, especially for automotive industry and Information Technology industry. The ...

Tanthullu Athmaram, Kumaresh Babu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Investigation of greenhouse gas reduction strategies by industries : an enterprise systems architecting approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis explores an enterprise systems architecting approach to investigate the greenhouse gas reduction strategies followed by industries, especially for automotive industry and Information Technology (more)

Tanthullu Athmaram, Kumaresh Babu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

A platform based approach for embedded systems software development  

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A platform based approach for product development allows companies to eliminate redundancies, efficiently utilize its resources and provide products for a wider market. The basic idea is to develop and share key components ...

Seth, Deepak

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

HVAC system study: a data-driven approach.  

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?? The energy consumed by heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems has increased in the past two decades. Thus, improving efficiency of HVAC systems (more)

Xu, Guanglin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Towards Sustainable Watershed Dvelopment: A Geographic Information Systems based Approach  

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With an unprecedented projection of population and urban growth in the coming decades, assessment of the long-term hydrologic impacts of land use change is crucial for optimizing management practices to control runoff and non-point source (NPS) pollution associated with sustainable watershed development. Land use change, dominated by an increase in urban/impervious areas, can have a significant impact on water resources. Non-point source (NPS) pollution is the leading cause of degraded water quality in the US and urban areas are an important source of NPS pollution. Most planners, government agencies, and consultants lack access to simple impact-assessment tools despite widespread concern over the environmental impacts of watershed development. Before investing in complex analyses and customized data collection, it is often useful to utilize simple screening analyses using data that are already available. In this paper, we discuss such a technique for long-term hydrologic impact assessment (L-THIA) that makes use of basic land use, soils and long-term rainfall data to compare the hydrologic impacts of past, present and any future land use change. Long-term daily rainfall records are used in combination with soils and land use information to calculate average annual runoff and NPS pollution at a watershed scale. Because of the geospatial nature of land use and soils data, and the increasingly widespread use of GIS by planners, government agencies and consultants, the model is integrated with a Geographic Information System (GIS) that allows convenient generation and management of model input and output data, and provides advanced visualization of the model results. An application of the L-THIA/NPS model on the Little Eagle Creek (LEC) watershed near Indianapolis, Indiana is illustrated in this paper. Three historical land use scenarios for 1973, 1984, and 1991 were analyzed to track land use change in the watershed and to assess the impacts of land use change on annual average runoff and NPS pollution from the watershed and its five sub-basins. Results highlight the effectiveness of the L-THIA approach in assessing the long-term hydrologic impact of urban sprawl. The L-THIA/NPS GIS model is a powerful tool for identifying environmentally sensitive areas in terms of NPS pollution potential and for evaluating alternative land use scenarios to enhance NPS pollution management. Access to the model via the INTERNET enhances the usability and effectiveness of the technique significantly. Recommendations can be made to community decision makers, based on this analysis, concerning how development can be controlled within the watershed to minimize the long-term impacts of increased stormwater runoff and NPS pollution for better management of water resources.

Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

The ProCoS Approach to Correct Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

PorCoS is the name of the ESPRIT project Provably Correct Systems. A system is seen as a technological system with embedded controlling processors, sensors, actuators, connecting channels and timers in a physical environment, especially a ... Keywords: asynchronous circuits, computer-based real-time systems, correctness, duration calculus, hardware description, high-level timed programming, machine programming, requirements, safety-critical applications, specification, systems architecture

Hans Langmaack

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Multiclass queueing systems in heavy traffic: an asymptotic approach based on distributional and conservation laws  

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We propose a new approach to analyze multiclass queueing systems in heavy traffic based on what we consider as fundamental laws in queueing systems, namely distributional and conservation laws. Methodologically, we extend ...

Bertsimas, Dimitris J.

104

A system identification approach to non-invasive central cardiovascular monitoring  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents a new system identification approach to non-invasive central cardiovascular monitoring problem. For this objective, this thesis will develop and analyze blind system identification and input signal ...

Hahn, Jin-Oh, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

An approach to object-orientation in action systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We extend the action system formalism with a notion of objects that can be active and distributed. With this extension we can model class-based systems as action systems. Moreover, as the introduced constructs can be translated into ordinary action systems, we can use the theory developed for action systems, especially the refinement calculus, even for class-based systems. We show how inheritance can be modelled in different ways via class refinement. Re ning a class with an other class within the refinement calculus ensures that the original behavior of the class is maintained throughout the refinements. Finally, weshowhow to reuse proofs and entire class modules in a refinement step.

Marcello M. Bonsangue; Joost N. Kok; Kaisa Sere

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

A user-oriented approach to systems design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The most serious problems in advancing the use of computer-based systems are described as organizational instead of technical. The operations of a computer department are examined to show how the relationship between computer users and professionals ... Keywords: Computer operations, Conflict reduction, Data processing management, Systems analysis, Systems design, User-orientation

Henry C. Lucas, Jr.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

A test case generation approach for conformance testing of SDL systems1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 A test case generation approach for conformance testing of SDL systems1 C. Bourhfir2 , E This paper presents an approach for automatic executable test case and test sequence generation for a protocol modeled by an SDL system. Our methodology uses a uni- fied method which tests an Extended Finite

Aboulhamid, El Mostapha

108

The safe system approach: a road safety strategy based on human factors principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In most safety critical domains, safety has been improved through the application of contemporary human error models and management methods. But the common strategic approach to improve road safety has so far mainly been built on the view that individual ... Keywords: human factors, road safety, road users, safe System approach, safety, system safety, vision zero

Peter Larsson, Claes Tingvall

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

TOWARD HIGHLY SECURE AND AUTONOMIC COMPUTING SYSTEMS: A HIERARCHICAL APPROACH  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of this research project is to develop novel architectural techniques as well as system software to achieve a highly secure and intrusion-tolerant computing system. Such system will be autonomous, self-adapting, introspective, with self-healing capability under the circumstances of improper operations, abnormal workloads, and malicious attacks. The scope of this research includes: (1) System-wide, unified introspection techniques for autonomic systems, (2) Secure information-flow microarchitecture, (3) Memory-centric security architecture, (4) Authentication control and its implication to security, (5) Digital right management, (5) Microarchitectural denial-of-service attacks on shared resources. During the period of the project, we developed several architectural techniques and system software for achieving a robust, secure, and reliable computing system toward our goal.

Lee, Hsien-Hsin S

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

110

Feedback communication systems : fundamental limits and control-theoretic approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to communication with feedback: Fundamental limits and codeand P. Viswanath. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication.Communication Systems: Fundamental Limits and Control-

Ardestanizadeh, Ehsan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Spray energy release (SER) approach to analyzing spray system performance  

SciTech Connect

Spray-cooling systems for thermal power plants are more controllable, cheaper to construct and operate, and equal in thermal performance when compared with other cooling systems. In order to achieve a reliable method for predicting the performance of an open atmosphere spray cooling system, a mathematical model is developed using the energy release of the spray (SER), knowledge of the spray distribution, and a spray mixing parameter. Empirical data for a single spray is obtained and used to predict the performance of the whole spray field. Both a small and a large spray system were used to check the validity of the model. Good agreement was found in both cases. (LCL)

Chen, K.H.; Trezek, G.J.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Distribution System Planning with Distributed Generation: Optimal versus Heuristic Approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Distribution system design and planning is facing a major change in paradigm because of deregulation of the power industry and with rapid penetration of distributed (more)

Bin Humayd, Abdullah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

A System Dynamics Approach for Developing Zone Water Demand Forecasting: A Case Study of Linkong Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System dynamics (SD) approach for developing zone water demand forecasting was developed based on the analysis of its water resources system which has multi-feedback and nonlinear interactions amongst system elements. As an example, Tianjin Binhai Linkong ... Keywords: developing zone, system dynamics, water resources demand, Linkong

Xuehua Zhang; Hongwei Zhang; Xinhua Zhao

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

A formal approach for the development of reactive systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Context: This paper deals with the development and verification of liveness properties on reactive systems using the Event-B method. By considering the limitation of the Event-B method to invariance properties, we propose to apply the language TLA^+ ... Keywords: Event-B method, Language TLA+, Liveness properties, Reactive systems, Refinement, Verification

Olfa Mosbahi; Leila Jemni Ben Ayed; Mohamed Khalgui

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

An evolutionary optimization approach for bulk material blending systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bulk material blending systems still mostly implement static and non-reactive material blending methods like the well-known Chevron stacking. The optimization potential in the existing systems which can be made available using quality analyzing methods ... Keywords: bulk material blending, chevron stacking, multi-objective evolutionary algorithms

Michael P. Cipold; Pradyumn Kumar Shukla; Claus C. Bachmann; Kaibin Bao; Hartmut Schmeck

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

SystemT: an algebraic approach to declarative information extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As information extraction (IE) becomes more central to enterprise applications, rule-based IE engines have become increasingly important. In this paper, we describe SystemT, a rule-based IE system whose basic design removes the expressivity and performance ...

Laura Chiticariu; Rajasekar Krishnamurthy; Yunyao Li; Sriram Raghavan; Frederick R. Reiss; Shivakumar Vaithyanathan

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

SQLIA detection and prevention approach for RFID systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While SQL injection attacks have been plaguing web application systems for years, the possibility of them affecting RFID systems was only identified very recently. However, very little work exists to mitigate this serious security threat to RFID-enabled ... Keywords: Detection and prevention, RFID, SQL injection attack, Security, Tag-born malware

Jemal Abawajy

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

CCSF Topical Lunch Summary Systems Approach to Sustainable Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the Smartgrid. Attendees mentioned other colleagues who are share these interests: Mason Peck, Steve Pope, Hsiao. Lang Tong Expertise in communication networks/IT; interested in Smartgrid and energy distributions; optimization systems, machine learning, inference and Smartgrid Tim Mount Power systems, deregulation

Angenent, Lars T.

119

Efficient simulation of hybrid systems: A hybrid bond graph approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate and efficient simulations facilitate cost-effective design and analysis of large, complex, embedded systems, whose behaviors are typically hybrid, i.e. continuous behaviors interspersed with discrete mode changes. In this paper we present an ... Keywords: component-oriented modeling, dynamic causal assignment, hybrid bond graphs, modeling and simulation environments, simulation of hybrid systems

Indranil Roychoudhury; Matthew J Daigle; Gautam Biswas; Xenofon Koutsoukos

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Approach for modelling of large maritime infrastructure systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulation studies for large infrastructure systems often consists of a large number of experiments. Performing all experiments, and the required adjustments to simulation models, is time consuming. In addition it is difficult to keep track of all performed ...

Edwin C. Valentin; Sicco Steijaert; Rienk A. Bijlsma; Piero Silva

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Implementing an Observatory Control System-I. A Generic Approach  

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An architectural framework for implementing a distributed observatory control system is presented here. It has been partially realized and tested in the 2m optical and infrared Observatory at Pune, India.

Sunu Engineer

2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

122

A normative approach to the evaluation of industrialized building systems  

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The rapid development of the building industry within the last 10-15 years involved the adaptation of a more. specialized and advanced system of construction and management. And, with the expanding alternatives of ...

Alhasani, Nadia Mehdi

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

A system identification approach for developing and parameterising an agroforestry system model under constrained availability of data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a system identification approach to overcome the problem of insufficient data when developing and parameterising an agroforestry system model. Typically, for these complex systems the number of available data points from actual ... Keywords: Agroforestry, Calibration, Constrained parameter optimization, Model adaptation, Real-world agroforestry experiment, Validation

Karel J. Keesman; Anil Graves; Wopke van der Werf; Paul J. Burgess; Joao Palma; Christian Dupraz; Herman van Keulen

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

An Approach to Autonomous Control for Space Nuclear Power Systems  

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Under Project Prometheus, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) investigated deep space missions that would utilize space nuclear power systems (SNPSs) to provide energy for propulsion and spacecraft power. The initial study involved the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO), which was proposed to conduct in-depth studies of three Jovian moons. Current radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) and solar power systems cannot meet expected mission power demands, which include propulsion, scientific instrument packages, and communications. Historically, RTGs have provided long-lived, highly reliable, low-power-level systems. Solar power systems can provide much greater levels of power, but power density levels decrease dramatically at {approx} 1.5 astronomical units (AU) and beyond. Alternatively, an SNPS can supply high-sustained power for space applications that is both reliable and mass efficient. Terrestrial nuclear reactors employ varying degrees of human control and decision-making for operations and benefit from periodic human interaction for maintenance. In contrast, the control system of an SNPS must be able to provide continuous operatio for the mission duration with limited immediate human interaction and no opportunity for hardware maintenance or sensor calibration. In effect, the SNPS control system must be able to independently operate the power plant while maintaining power production even when subject to off-normal events and component failure. This capability is critical because it will not be possible to rely upon continuous, immediate human interaction for control due to communications delays and periods of planetary occlusion. In addition, uncertainties, rare events, and component degradation combine with the aforementioned inaccessibility and unattended operation to pose unique challenges that an SNPS control system must accommodate. Autonomous control is needed to address these challenges and optimize the reactor control design.

Wood, Richard Thomas [ORNL; Upadhyaya, Belle R. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Formal Approaches to Mode Conversion and Positioning for Vehicle System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mode conversion and positioning of the vehicle subsystem of the Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC), need to be safe and reliable, being two critical components. To meet this requirement, we apply formal methods in the design of rail ... Keywords: software engineering, industrial project, CSP, OZ, PAT

Wen Su; Fan Yang; Xiaofeng Wu; Jian Guo; Huibiao Zhu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Centralized and Decentralized Generated Power Systems -A Comparison Approach  

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Initiative White Paper Power Systems Engineering Research Center Empowering Minds to Engineer the Future.S. Department of Energy White Paper Team James A. Momoh Howard University Sakis Meliopoulos Georgia Institute, 2012 #12;Information about this white paper For information about this white paper contact: James A

127

Smart gun with implantable RFid match system: a practical approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a case study for Smart Gun Technology (SGT) based on radio frequency control. This system involves the use of a RFid tag implanted in the hand of the owner that will transmit its unique identification number to the electronic control ... Keywords: RFid, embedded electronics, firearm security, smart gun technologies, unintentional firearm death

M. A. Gazziro; L. O. B. Almeida; C. D. Pedrazzani; C. G. C. F. Machado

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Minimal Realizations of Linear Systems: The "Shortest Basis" Approach  

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Given a discrete-time linear system C, a shortest basis for C is a set of linearly independent generators for C with the least possible lengths. A basis B is a shortest basis if and only if it has the predictable span ...

Forney, G. David, Jr.

129

CITY DRAIN - An open source approach for simulation of integrated urban drainage systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last years design procedures of urban drainage systems have shifted from end of pipe design criteria to ambient water quality approaches requiring integrated models of the system for evaluation of measures. Emphasis is put on the improvement of ... Keywords: CITY DRAIN , CSO, Integrated urban drainage modeling, RTC, Receiving water, Sewer system, Simulink , Water quality

Stefan Achleitner; Michael Mderl; Wolfgang Rauch

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

A database-centric approach to system managemant in the blue gene/L supercomputer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In designing the management system for Blue Gene/L, we adopted a database-centric approach, All configuration and operational data for a particular Blue Gene/L system are stored in a relational database that is kept in the system's service node. The ...

Ralf Bellofatto; Paul G. Crumley; David Darrington; Brant knudson; Mark Megerian; Jos E. Moreira; Alda S. Ohmacht; John Orbeck; Don Reed; Greg Stewart

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A systems approach in examining optimization opportunities and dynamics of the global steel industry  

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This paper takes a systems perspective in exploring and analyzing optimization possibilities and market dynamics of the global steel industry. To assess and improve this industry's performance, two analytical approaches are used. First, a multiple regression ... Keywords: China, Co-opetition, Nash equilibrium, Porter, SWOT analysis, Steel industry, exports, forecasts, game theory, imports, multiple regression analysis, production, systems management strategies, systems thinking

Sameer Kumar; Nidhi Ghildayal; Cheryl Ostor

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

BA-PIRC has worked with several community-scale builders within the hot humid climate zone to improve performance of production, or community scale, housing. Tommy Williams Homes (Gainesville, FL), Lifestyle Homes (Melbourne, FL), and Habitat for Humanity (various locations, FL) have all been continuous partners of the BA Program and are the subjects of this report to document achievement of the Building America goal of 30% whole house energy savings packages adopted at the community scale. The scope of this report is to demonstrate achievement of these goals though the documentation of production-scale homes built cost-effectively at the community scale, and modeled to reduce whole-house energy use by 30% in the Hot Humid climate region. Key aspects of this research include determining how to evolve existing energy efficiency packages to produce replicable target savings, identifying what builders' technical assistance needs are for implementation and working with them to create sustainable quality assurance mechanisms, and documenting the commercial viability through neutral cost analysis and market acceptance. This report documents certain barriers builders overcame and the approaches they implemented in order to accomplish Building America (BA) Program goals that have not already been documented in previous reports.

Thomas-Rees, S.; Beal, D.; Martin, E.; Fonorow, K.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Quantifying Predictability Variations in a Low-Order Occan-Atmosphere Model: A Dynamical Systems Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamical systems approach is used to quantify the predictability of weather and climatic states of a low order, moist general circulation model. The effects on predictability of incorporating a simple oceanic circulation are evaluated. The ...

Jon M. Nese; John A. Dutton

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

First-principles transition-metal catalysis : efficient and accurate approaches for studying enzymatic systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(cont.) We apply our approach to several paradigmatic systems: spin state splittings and structural properties of Fe2 and other small molecules as well as the addition-elimination reactions of hydrogen and methane on FeO+ ...

Kulik, Heather J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A standardized approach to PV system performance model validation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

PV performance models are used to predict how much energy a PV system will produce at a given location and subject to prescribed weather conditions. These models are commonly used by project developers to choose between module technologies and array designs (e.g., fixed tilt vs. tracking) for a given site or to choose between different geographic locations, and are used by the financial community to establish project viability. Available models can differ significantly in their underlying mathematical formulations and assumptions and in the options available to the analyst for setting up a simulation. Some models lack complete documentation and transparency, which can result in confusion on how to properly set up, run, and document a simulation. Furthermore, the quality and associated uncertainty of the available data upon which these models rely (e.g., irradiance, module parameters, etc.) is often quite variable and frequently undefined. For these reasons, many project developers and other industry users of these simulation tools have expressed concerns related to the confidence they place in PV performance model results. To address this problem, we propose a standardized method for the validation of PV system-level performance models and a set of guidelines for setting up these models and reporting results. This paper describes the basic elements for a standardized model validation process adapted especially for PV performance models, suggests a framework to implement the process, and presents an example of its application to a number of available PV performance models.

Stein, Joshua S.; Jester, Terry (Hudson Clean Energy Partners); Posbic, Jean (BP Solar); Kimber, Adrianne (First Solar); Cameron, Christopher P.; Bourne, Benjamin (SunPower Corporation)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Routing in Cyber Physical Systems with Application for Voltage Control in Microgrids: A Hybrid System Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key challenge of cyber physical system is how to design the communication system. In this paper, the framework of hybrid system which consists of both continuous and discrete system states is adopted for the communication system design, particularly ... Keywords: cyber physical system, hybrid systems, routing

Husheng Li; Robert C. Qiu; Zhiqiang Wu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

A Functional Regression Approach for Prediction in a District-Heating System  

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A Functional Regression Approach for Prediction in a District-Heating System Aldo Goia Dipartimento in a district heating sys- tem. Our dataset consists of four separated periods, with 198 days each period and 24 load forecasting, district heat- ing system Introduction Among the activities of support

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

138

A Policy-based Approach for Reconfiguration Management and Enforcement in Autonomic Communication Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an overview of the policy-based reconfiguration management and enforcement for autonomic communication system platform (Pre-meacs). In contrast to existing management approaches, which require static priori policy configurations, ... Keywords: Autonomic communications, Policy-based management, Reconfigurable systems, Reconfiguration management

Jie Chen; Zhenzhen Zhao; Di Qu; Ping Zhang

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Anomaly detection in extremist web forums using a dynamical systems approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present preliminary results of analyzing data from the Dark Web collection using a dynamical systems approach for unsupervised anomaly detection. The goal is to provide a robust, focus-of-attention mechanism to identify emerging threats ... Keywords: data mining, dynamical systems, finite-time Lyapunov exponents, unsupervised anomaly detection

Steve Kramer

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Infiltration Effects on Residential Pollutant Concentrations for Continuous and Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation Approaches  

SciTech Connect

The prevailing residential ventilation standard in North America, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.2, specifies volumetric airflow requirements as a function of the overall size of the home and the number of bedrooms, assumes a fixed, minimal amount of infiltration, and requires mechanical ventilation to achieve the remainder. The standard allows for infiltration credits and intermittent ventilation patterns that can be shown to provide comparable performance. Whole-house ventilation methods have a substantial effect on time-varying indoor pollutant concentrations. If alternatives specified by Standard 62.2, such as intermittent ventilation, are used, short-term pollutant concentrations could exceed acute health standards even if chronic health standards are met.The authors present a methodology for comparing ASHRAE- and non-ASHRAE-specified ventilation scenarios on relative indoor pollutant concentrations. We use numerical modeling to compare the maximum time-averaged concentrations for acute exposure relevant (1-hour, 8-hour, 24-hour ) and chronic exposure relevant (1-year) time periods for four different ventilation scenarios in six climates with a range of normalized leakage values. The results suggest that long-term concentrations are the most important metric for assessing the effectiveness of whole-house ventilation systems in meeting exposure standards and that, if chronic health exposure standards are met, acute standards will also be met.

Sherman, Max; Logue, Jennifer; Singer, Brett

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Performance and Cost Model for Solar Energy Technologies in Support of the Systems-Driven Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model is being developed to support the implementation of the systems driven approach to program planning for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP). Use of this systems model, together with technology and cost benchmarking, market penetration analysis, and other relevant considerations, will support the development of program priorities and direction, and the subsequent investment needed to support R&D activities.

Mehos, M.; Mooney, D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Scientific Opportunities for Monitoring at Environmental Remediation Sites (SOMERS): Integrated Systems-Based Approaches to Monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through an inter-disciplinary effort, DOE is addressing a need to advance monitoring approaches from sole reliance on cost- and labor-intensive point-source monitoring to integrated systems-based approaches such as flux-based approaches and the use of early indicator parameters. Key objectives include identifying current scientific, technical and implementation opportunities and challenges, prioritizing science and technology strategies to meet current needs within the DOE complex for the most challenging environments, and developing an integrated and risk-informed monitoring framework.

Bunn, Amoret L.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Deeb, Rula A.; Hawley, Elizabeth L.; Truex, Michael J.; Peterson, Mark; Freshley, Mark D.; Pierce, Eric M.; McCord, John; Young, Michael H.; Gilmore, Tyler J.; Miller, Rick; Miracle, Ann L.; Kaback, Dawn; Eddy-Dilek, Carol; Rossabi, Joe; Lee, Michelle H.; Bush, Richard P.; Beam , Paul; Chamberlain, G. M.; Marble, Justin; Whitehurst, Latrincy; Gerdes, Kurt D.; Collazo, Yvette

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

The Co Design Architecture for Exascale Systems, a Novel Approach for Scalable Designs  

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High performance computing (HPC) has begun scaling beyond the Petaflop range towards the Exaflop (1000 Petaflops) mark. One of the major concerns throughout the development toward such performance capability is scalability both at the system level and the application layer. In this paper we present a novel approach for a new design concept the Co Design approach with enables a tighter development of both the application communication libraries and the underlying hardware interconnect solution in order to overcome scalability issues and to enable a more efficient design approach towards Exascale computing. We have suggested a new application programing interface and have demonstrated a 50x improvement of performance and scalability increases.

Kagan, Michael [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Shainer, Gilad [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL; Shamis, Pavel [ORNL; Wilde, Todd [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Pak, Lui [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Liu, Tong [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Dubman, Mike [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Shahar, Yiftah [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Graham, Richard L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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

6, 2012 6, 2012 Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes List of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes. April 26, 2012 The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch in Frisco, Texas, resulted in a home that consumes no more energy that its renewable energy systems produce. Photo from Building Science Corporation. Whole-House Systems Approach A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system.

145

Home Energy Article: A Systems Approach to Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems  

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to Retrofitting a Residential HVAC System, Lawrence Berkeleyducts. New downsized ducts and HVAC equipment. The ducts areto Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems J.A. McWilliams and

McWilliams, Jennifer A.; Walker, Iain S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

An integrated genetics approach to systemic low-dose radiation responses  

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integrated genetics approach to systemic low-dose radiation responses integrated genetics approach to systemic low-dose radiation responses G. Huang 1 , Y. Huang 1 , D.H. Nguyen 1 , K. Bjornstad 1 , C. Rosen 1 , P. Chang 2 , R. DelRosario 3 , Do Yup Lee 1 , B. Bowen 1 , W. Reindl 1 , J. Mott 1 , A. Balmain 3 , M.H. Barcellos-Hoff 4 , Joe W Gray 1,5 , Mina Bissell 1 , Gary Karpen 1 , T. Northen 1 , E. A. Blakely 1 , J. H. Mao 1 1 Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 2 SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

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21 - 24530 of 28,905 results. 21 - 24530 of 28,905 results. Article Whole-House Systems Approach A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/whole-house-systems-approach Article Fuel Economy on the Fly If you're in the market for a new car, FuelEconomy.gov can help you pick the most fuel-efficient vehicle for your needs. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/fuel-economy-fly Article How Saving Energy Might Be Contagious I was wondering the other day if saving energy might be, you know, contagious. And yes, that's an awfully dorky thing to think. But I found myself wondering that because I really was being a bit of... http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/how-saving-energy-might-be-contagious

148

Energy Crossroads: Home Energy Rating Systems | Environmental...  

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Contractors Association (CBPCA) helps green contractors identify and perform quality Green Home Energy Upgrades - our name for comprehensive (i.e., whole-house) energy...

149

Effective Hamiltonian approach to the Kerr nonlinearity in an optomechanical system  

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Using the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, we derive an effective Hamiltonian for an optomechanical system that leads to a nonlinear Kerr effect in the system's vacuum. The oscillating mirror at one edge of the optomechanical system induces a squeezing effect in the intensity spectrum of the cavity field. A near-resonant laser field is applied at the other edge to drive the cavity field, in order to enhance the Kerr effect. We also propose a quantum-nondemolition-measurement setup to monitor a system with two cavities separated by a common oscillating mirror, based on our effective Hamiltonian approach.

Z. R. Gong; H. Ian; Yu-xi Liu; C. P. Sun; Franco Nori

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

150

A VECTOR ENERGY FUNCTION APPROACH FOR SECURITY ANALYSIS OF AC/DC SYSTEMS  

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This paper examines dynamic behavior in system models that reflect reasonably detailed (third order) HVDC dynamics along with ac system models that include reactive flows, and frequency and voltage dependent load models. A vector Lyapunov function approach is employed to define a system wide energy function that can be used for general security analysis. The paper describes the derivation of individual component Lyapunov functions for simplified models of HVDC links connected to "infinitely strong" ac systems, along with a standard ac only system Lyapunov function. A novel method of obtaining weighting coefficients to sum these components for the overall system energy function is proposed. Use of the new energy function for transient stability and security analysis is illustrated in a test system.

Christopher L. DeMarco; Claudio A. Caizares

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Integration of Distributed Resources in Electric Utility Systems: Current Interconnection Practice and Unified Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accelerating commercialization of distributed resources (DR) has created the need for improved practices for interconnecting them with electric utility distribution systems. An assessment of current practice is provided, and a unified approach is recommended to achieve greater consistency. This report is a tool that readers can use to simplify their efforts in resolving DR interconnection problems.

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

152

Coherent Phase Control in Closed and Open Quantum Systems: A General Master Equation Approach  

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The underlying mechanisms for one photon phase control are revealed through a master equation approach. Specifically, two mechanisms are identified, one operating on the laser time scale and the other on the time scale of the system-bath interaction. The effect of the secular and non-secular Markovian approximations are carefully examined.

Pachon, Leonardo A; Brumer, Paul

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

A systemic approach to integrated E-maintenance of large engineering plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large engineering plants (LEPs) have certain unique features that necessitate a maintenance strategy that is a combination of both time and condition based maintenance. Although this requirement is appreciated to varying degrees by asset owners, applied ... Keywords: Systemic approach, availability, e-maintenance, large engineering plants, reliability

Ajit Kumar Verma; A. Srividya; P. G. Ramesh

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

A Simplified Self-Help Approach to Sizing of Small-Scale Cogeneration Systems  

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The following report is a description of a simplified and a self-help approach to determining the economic feasibility of a small-scale Cogeneration system. It has been compiled for use by the energy managers/physical plant directors of various Texas state agencies, so that an initial screening of the potential candidates for Cogeneration can be made.

Somasundaram, S.; Turner, W. D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

System analysis approach for the identification of factors driving crude oil prices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A system analysis approach is proposed to identify the main factors driving international crude oil prices by integrating a partial least squares model, an vector error correction model and the directed acyclic graph method. The different mechanisms ... Keywords: Crude oil price, DAG, Driving factors, Financial crisis, VECM

Qiang Ji

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Energy Aware Paradigm for Energy Efficient ICT: a Systemic Approach Sergio Ricciardi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Aware Paradigm for Energy Efficient ICT: a Systemic Approach Sergio Ricciardi Technical) Jordi Girona 3 08034 Barcelona, Spain +34 93 4016982 pareta@ac.upc.edu ABSTRACT Energy is imposing as the new constraint in the ICT sector and the problem of energy efficient in ICT has consequently arisen

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

157

A case study of a system-level approach to power-aware computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a systematic approach to power awareness in mobile, handheld computers. It describes experimental evaluations of several techniques for improving the energy efficiency of a system, ranging from the network level down to the physical ... Keywords: Power-aware, battery properties, dynamic power management, energy-aware, handheld computers, multihop wireless network

Thomas L. Martin; Daniel P. Siewiorek; Asim Smailagic; Matthew Bosworth; Matthew Ettus; Jolin Warren

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

A Trust Based Distributed Kalman Filtering Approach for Mode Estimation in Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

scale communication networks underlying the power grids make it impossible to collect data and control, the uncertainty of data accuracy has to be taken into consideration. Second, PMUs in the power grids often operateA Trust Based Distributed Kalman Filtering Approach for Mode Estimation in Power Systems Tao Jiang

Baras, John S.

159

Fuzzy system approach to power purchases in a power pool of a deregulated power system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fuzzy Logic is known for its applicability in modelling uncertainty and has been applied extensively to model various types of uncertainty in engineering sector. The main objective of this paper is to present a fuzzy approach to power purchases in a ...

Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty; Tulika Bhattacharjee

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Practices for Residential HVAC Systems. Boston, MA. Jump,techniques for measuring HVAC grille air flows". ASHRAEPractices Guide for Residential HVAC Retrofits. LBNL 53592.

Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Integrated Systems-Based Approach for Reaching Acceptable End Points for Groundwater  

SciTech Connect

The sheer mass and nature of contaminated materials at DOE and DoD sites, makes it impractical to completely restore these sites to predisposal conditions. DOE faces long-term challenges, particularly with developing monitoring and end state approaches for clean-up that are protective of the environment, technically based and documented, sustainable, and most importantly cost effective. Integrated systems-based monitoring approaches (e.g., tools for characterization and monitoring, multi-component strategies, geophysical modeling) could provide novel approaches and a framework to (a) define risk-informed endpoints and/or conditions that constitute completion of cleanup and (b) provide the understanding for implementation of advanced scientific approaches to meet cleanup goals. Multi-component strategies which combine site conceptual models, biological, chemical, and physical remediation strategies, as well as iterative review and optimization have proven successful at several DOE sites. Novel tools such as enzyme probes and quantitative PCR for DNA and RNA, and innovative modeling approaches for complex subsurface environments, have been successful at facilitating the reduced operation or shutdown of pump and treat facilities and transition of clean-up activities into monitored natural attenuation remedies. Integrating novel tools with site conceptual models and other lines of evidence to characterize, optimize, and monitor long term remedial approaches for complex contaminant plumes are critical for transitioning active remediation into cost effective, yet technically defensible end pointstrategies.

Lee, Michelle H.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Truex, Michael J.; Sorenson, Jr., Kent S.; Wymore, Ryan; Freshley, Mark D.

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

162

Modeling the electricity market as a complex adaptive system with an agent-based approach.  

SciTech Connect

As power markets are relatively new and still continue to evolve, there is a growing need for advanced modeling approaches that simulate the behavior of electricity markets over time and how market participants may act and react to the changing economic, financial and regulatory environments in which they operate. A new and rather promising approach is to model the electricity market as a complex adaptive system using an agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) approach. The purpose of an ABMS model is not necessarily to predict the outcome of a system but to reveal and understand the complex and aggregate system behaviors that emerge from the interactions of the heterogeneous individual entities. Emergent behavior is a key feature of ABMS and is not easily inferred from the simple sum of the behavior of its components. By relying on both established engineering modeling techniques as well as advanced quantitative economic market principles, the ABMS approach is uniquely suited to addressing the strategic issues of interest to different market participants as well as those of market monitors and regulators.

Koritarov, V.; Decision and Information Sciences

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

THE LONG-TERM COURSE OF BIPOLAR SPECTRUM DISORDER: APPLICATIONS OF THE BEHAVIORAL APPROACH SYSTEM (BAS) MODEL.  

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??Psychology In this study, I tested predictions of the Behavioral Approach System (BAS) model as applied to the course of bipolar spectrum disorders. In this (more)

Gerstein, Rachel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Analysing complex behaviour of hydrological systems through a system dynamics approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interaction among various water cycle components consists of complex, non-linear, and bidirectional (interdependent) biophysical processes which can be interpreted using feedback loops in a system dynamics (SD) environment. This paper demonstrates ... Keywords: Aerobic rice, Causal loop diagrams, China, Dynamic simulation, Groundwater, Irrigation, Salinity, Soil water balance, Surface-groundwater interaction, System dynamics, Vensim

Shahbaz Khan; Luo Yufeng; Aftab Ahmad

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A design approach to a risk review for fuel cell-based distributed cogeneration systems  

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A risk review of a fuel cell-based distributed co-generation (FC-Based DCG) system was conducted to identify and quantify the major technological system risks in a worst-case scenario. A risk review entails both a risk assessment and a risk analysis of a designed system, and it is part of risk engineering. Thorough literature reviews and expert interviews were conducted in the field of fuel cells. A thorough literature review of the risk engineering field was also conducted. A procedure for a risk review of the FC-Based DCG System was developed. The representative system design was identified by the current DCG design technology. The risk assessment was carried out, identifying the system components and potential failure modes and consequences. Then, using probabilities of failure for the various system components, the risk associated with a particular system design was determined. A Monte Carlo simulation on the total system reliability was used to evaluate the potential for system failure at a time of 1 hour, 5 hours, 10 hours, 50 hours, 100 hours and 500 hours of continuous operation. The original system was found to be acceptable at the initial times, but after 100 hours was predicted to fail. The components which consistently contribute significantly to the overall system risk are the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and the nickel-metal foam flow fields. A revised system was analyzed with the reliability of the MEA and the Ni-foam set to 100%. After the revision, the components which contributed significantly to the system risk were the pumps. Simulations were run for several alternative systems to provide feedback on risk management suggestions. The risk engineering process developed with the design approach for this research is applicable to any system and it accommodates the use of many different risk engineering tools.

Luthringer, Kristin Lyn

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User Importance Modelling in Social Information Systems An Interaction Based Approach  

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The past few years have seen the rapid rise of all things social on the web from the growth of online social networks like Facebook, to real-time communication services like Twitter, to user-contributed content sites like Flickr and YouTube, to content aggregators like Digg. Beyond these popular Web 2.0 successes, the emer- gence of Social Information Systems is promising to fundamentally transform what information we encounter and digest, how businesses market and engage with their customers, how universities educate and train a new generation of researchers, how the government investigates terror networks, and even how political regimes interact with their citizenry. Users have moved from being passive consumers of information (via querying or browsing) to becoming active participants in the creation of data and knowledge artifacts, actively sorting, ranking, and annotating other users and artifacts. This fundamental shift to social systems places new demands on providing de- pendable capabilities for knowing whom to trust and what information to trust, given the open and unregulated nature of these systems. The emergence of large-scale user participation in Social Information Systems suggests the need for the development of user-centric approaches to information quality. As a step in this direction this research proposes an interaction-based approach for modeling the notion of user im- portance. The interaction-based model is centered around the uniquely social aspects of these systems, by treating who communicates with whom (an interaction) as a core building block in evaluating user importance. We first study the interaction characteristics of Twitter, one of the most buzzworthy recent Social Web successes, examining the usage statistics, growth patterns, and user interaction behavior of over 2 million participants on Twitter. We believe this is the first large-scale study of dynamic interactions on a real-world Social Information System. Based on the anal- ysis of the interaction structure of Twitter, the second contribution of this thesis research is an exploration of approaches for measuring user importance. As part of this exploration, we study several different approaches that build on the inherent interaction-based framework of Social Information Systems. We explore this model through an experimental study over an interaction graph consisting of 800,000 nodes and about 1.9 million interaction edges. The user importance modeling approaches that we present can be applied to any Social Information System in which interactions between users can be monitored.

Aggarwal, Anupam

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise design for services : a systems approach for the Boeing next generation corporate travel system architecture  

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Typically a company's second largest controllable expense, corporate travel affects many employees at Boeing. A challenge when implementing improvements in the travel and expense system, which is actually comprised of a ...

Silva, Hector E

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A probabilistic total system approach to the simulation of complex environmental systems  

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GoldSim is a powerful and flexible Windows-based computer program for carrying out probabilistic simulations of complex systems to support management and decision-making in engineering, science and business. The program is highly graphical, highly extensible, ...

Rick Kossik; Ian Miller

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System theoretic approach for determining causal factors of quality loss in complex system design  

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Identifying the factors that could lead to the loss of quality is difficult for large, complex systems. Traditional design methods such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Robust ...

Goerges, Stephanie L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems architecture-based approach to assess candidate upgrades to complex systems  

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The Compatibility Assessment Method (CAM), a new structured process for assessing compatibility between parent systems and child subsystems is proposed and applied to several cases where subsystems are being replaced in ...

Long, David Scott Andrew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing Energy Consumption in a Water Distribution System: A Systems Modeling Approach  

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In a water distribution system from groundwater supply, the bulk of energy consumption is expended at pump stations. These pumps pressurize the water and transport it from the aquifer to the distribution system and to elevated storage tanks. Each pump in the system has a range of possible operating conditions with varying flow rates, hydraulic head imparted, and hydraulic efficiencies. In this research, the water distribution system of a mid-sized city in a subtropical climate is modeled and optimized in order to minimize the energy usage of its fourteen pumps. A simplified model of the pipes, pumps, and storage tanks is designed using freely-available EPANET hydraulic modeling software. Physical and operational parameters of this model are calibrated against five weeks of observed data using a genetic algorithm to predict storage tank volume given a forecasted system demand. Uncertainty analysis on the calibrated parameters is performed to assess model sensitivity. Finally, the pumping schedule for the system's fourteen pumps is optimized using a genetic algorithm in order to minimize total energy use across a 24-hour period.

Johnston, John

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comprehensive approach to integrated envelope and lighting systems for new commercial buildings  

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The authors define a comprehensive approach to integrated envelope and lighting systems design as one that balances energy efficiency with an equal regard to the resultant environmental quality. By integrating envelope components (glazing, shading, and daylighting), lighting components (fixtures and controls) and building HVAC/energy management control systems, they create building systems that have the potential to achieve significant decreases in electricity consumption and peak demand while satisfying occupant physiological and psychological concerns. This paper presents results on the development, implementation, and demonstration of two specific integrated envelope and lighting systems: (1) a system emphasizing dynamic envelope components and responsive electric lighting systems, that offer the potential to achieve energy efficiency goals and a near optimum comfort environment throughout the year by adapting to meteorological conditions and occupant preferences in real time, and (2) perimeter daylighting systems that increase the depth of daylight penetration from sidelight windows and improves visual comfort with the use of a small inlet aperture. The energy performance of the systems was estimated using the DOE-2 building energy simulation program. Field tests with reduced scale models were conducted to determine daylighting and thermal performance in real time under actual weather conditions. Demonstrations of these integrated systems are being planned or are in progress in collaboration with utility programs to resolve real-world implementation issues under complex site, building, and cost constraints. Results indicate that integrated systems offer solutions that not only achieve significant peak demand reductions but also realize consistent energy savings with added occupant comfort and satisfaction.

Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.E.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Klems, J.H.; Beltran, L.O.; DiBartolomeo, D.L. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Building Technologies Program

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model Checking Approach to Evaluating System Level Dynamic Power Management Policies for Embedded Systems  

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, and state transitions, with a cumulative power dissipation model. However, as stated in [3], assessing state, is a sleep state, which the system transitions to, if it does not want to dissipate any power power dissipation rate, and different latency and energy consumptionto go back to the busy state

Gupta, Rajesh

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A new approach in utilizing a computer data acquisition system for criticality safety control  

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A new approach in utilizing a computer data acquisition system is proposed to address many issues associated with criticality safety control. This Criticality Safety Support System (CSSS) utilizes many features of computer and information process technology such as digital pictures, barcodes, voice data entry, etc. to enhance criticality safety in an R and D environment. Due to on-line data retrieving, data recording, and data management offered by new technology, the CSSS would provide a framework to design new solutions to old problems. This pilot program is the first step in developing this application for the years to come.

Hopkins, H; Song, H; Warren, F

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Transitions/Marcellus White Paper September 22, 2010 version A Systems Research Approach to Regional Energy  

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Energy Transitions/Marcellus White Paper September 22, 2010 version Page 1 A Systems Research Approach to Regional Energy Transitions: The Case of Marcellus Shale Gas Development White Paper A Report/Marcellus White Paper September 22, 2010 version Page 2 A Systems Research Approach to Regional Energy Transitions

Wang, Z. Jane

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Design of Bang-bang Controller Based on a Fuzzy-Neuro Approach: Application to a Heating System  

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A fuzzy-neuro approach for the design of bang-bang controller is presented in this paper. The approach has been used with success for the time optimal bang-bang control of a heating system. The improved bang-bang controller suppresses the oscillations ... Keywords: Fuzzy-neural control, bang-bang controller, heating system

Grantham K. H. Pang; Samy A. Mesbah

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inline Integration: A new mixed symbolic/numeric approach for solving differential-algebraic equation systems  

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This paper presents a new method for solving di erential{algebraic equation systems using a mixed symbolic and numeric approach. Discretization formulae representing the numerical integration algorithm are symbolically inserted into the di erential{algebraic equation model. The symbolic formulae manipulation algorithm of the model translator treats these additional equations in the same way as it treats the physical equations of the model itself, i.e., it looks at the augmented set of algebraically coupled equations and generates optimized code to be used with the underlying simulation run{time system. For implicit integration methods, a large nonlinear system of equations needs to be solved at every time step. It is shown that the presented uniform treatment of model equations and discretization formulae often leads to a signi cant reduction of the number of iteration variables and therefore to a substantial increase in execution speed. In a large mechatronics system consisting of a six degree{of{freedom robot together with its motors, drive trains, and control systems, this approach led to a speedup factor of more than ten.

Hilding Elmqvist; Martin Otter; Francois E. Cellier

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fan System Effects: How Fan Ductwork Design Impacts Overall System Efficiency and What the Approach Should be for Optimization  

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"In order to establish the aerodynamic performance characteristics of a custom fan or even a line of fans, the accepted practice of the industry is to carry out testing on a scale model in a laboratory to develop its fan performance curve. Then by applying affinity laws in conjunction with very specific rules that address scaling issues, the performance characteristics of geometrically similar fans can be predicted. These affinity laws (frequently referred to as fan laws) also allow the performance of fans operating at different speeds or handling gases at different density values to be accurately predicted. However, it is often found that even fans with well defined and pedigreed performance curves are unable to meet their performance expectations once they are installed on the systems for which they have been sold. This is primarily due to the adverse aerodynamic impact of the inlet or outlet connections on the performance capacity of the fan and thus on the overall system efficiency. The general term for design conditions at inlets or outlets of fans that cause deficient aerodynamic performance is system effects. The characteristics of fan system effects are that they reduce fan capacity and are both velocity and geometry dependent. On the inlet side of a fan, this generally characterizes itself by a flow pattern that is highly non?uniform. On the discharge side, the high and low velocity flow streams leaving the fan may simply be prevented from redeveloping a uniform flow profile and normal static pressure conversion before encountering a disturbance. The term can also apply to system elements such as silencers, elbows and transitions. For these components, the actual pressure drop across them may be significantly higher than their calculated or rated values if the velocity profile of the entering flow is skewed or non?uniform. For either case (fan connection or system component), the result is that additional power will be required to address the flow rate required by the system. In many instances, system designers are simply unfamiliar with the importance of understanding system effects as it pertains to new fan selections and the attendant power requirements. At a minimum, a reasonable approach for new fan projects should be to establish the theoretical system effect of connection designs by using a recognized document such as Air Movement and Control Association Publication 201. The objective should be to first minimize their impact through appropriate connection design modifications in conjunction with potential fan inlet and outlet re?orientation. Once the system effects are minimized, the residual value should be applied to the fan performance specification in order to ensure that the fan is selected for the required aerodynamic capacity. For system components, an approach that has proved to be of significant value is to predict the flow pattern using computation fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling tools and in this process, the design can be tweaked until the designer finds the overall pressure drops of a system are minimized to the greatest practical extent. Similarly, CFD can be used to predict the flow profile at a fan inlet to ensure that it is as uniform as practically possible. This paper reviews the concept of system effects from the perspective of fan power requirements and provides a methodology for approaching system design from the perspective of optimizing fan energy use while achieving the required system capacity."

Martin, V.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Qualitive Modeling Approach for Fault Detection and Diagnosis on HVAC Systems  

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This paper describes the basics and first test results of a model based approach using qualitative modeling to perform Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) on HVAC and R systems. A quantized system describing the qualitative behavior of a dynamical system is established by transforming numerical inputs into qualitative values or states. Then, the qualitative model is used to determine system-states or outputs that may occur in the future. The qualitative model determines the probability that a subsequent condition might occur. The model can then be used for FDD purposes by comparing the expected states of the faultless system with the occurring states of the real process. The paper presents the first results of the model, trained with measurement data of an air handling unit (AHU) heating coil. The authors plan to extend the model to further AHU components and to test them against real data to assess their performance for FDD and their economic viability in terms of engineering efforts and costs by comparing them with a rule-based FDD system. It is then planned to implement and test the models on several large HVAC and R systems operating at two major European airports in the framework of the FP7 European project CASCADE ICT for Energy Efficient Airports.

Muller, T.; Rehault, N.; Rist, T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety System Oversight Program Assessment Criteria and Review Approach Document (CRAD), Revision 0  

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of 7 of 7 Safety System Oversight (SSO) Program Implementation Assessment Criteria and Review Approach Documents (CRADs) Revision 0 PROGRAM (PGM) OBJECTIVE PGM.1 An effective SSO Program is established by the Field Element Manager to apply engineering expertise to maintain safety system configuration and to assess system condition and effectiveness of safety management program implementation. Criteria PGM.1.1 The SSO Qualification Program is part of the Technical Qualification Program (DOE M 426.1-1A, Chapter III, Section 1, 2.b (1)). PGM.1.2 The SSO Program establishes appropriate training, qualification, and performance requirements for SSO personnel and the supervisors are held accountable for achieving them (DOE M 426.1-1A, Chapter III, Section 1, 2.b

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A Systems Biology Approach to Infectious Disease Research: Innovating the Pathogen-Host Research Paradigm  

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The 20th century was marked by extraordinary advances in our understanding of microbes and infectious disease, but pandemics remain, food and water borne illnesses are frequent, multi-drug resistant microbes are on the rise, and the needed drugs and vaccines have not been developed. The scientific approaches of the pastincluding the intense focus on individual genes and proteins typical of molecular biologyhave not been sufficient to address these challenges. The first decade of the 21st century has seen remarkable innovations in technology and computational methods. These new tools provide nearly comprehensive views of complex biological systems and can provide a correspondingly deeper understanding of pathogen-host interactions. To take full advantage of these innovations, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently initiated the Systems Biology Program for Infectious Disease Research. As participants of the Systems Biology Program we think that the time is at hand to redefine the pathogen-host research paradigm.

Aderem, Alan; Adkins, Joshua N.; Ansong, Charles; Galagan, James; Kaiser, Shari; Korth, Marcus J.; Law, G. L.; McDermott, Jason E.; Proll, Sean; Rosenberger, Carrie; Schoolnik, Gary; Katze, Michael G.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Level Computational Chemistry Approaches to the Prediction of Energetic Properties of Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems  

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Level Computational Chemistry Approaches Level Computational Chemistry Approaches to the Prediction of the Energetic Properties of Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems David A. Dixon Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Cast: Myrna Hernandez-Matus, Daniel Grant, Jackson Switzer, Jacob Batson, Ronita Folkes, Minh Nguyen Anthony J. Arduengo & co-workers Maciej Gutowski (PNNL) Robert Ramsay Chair Fund Shelby Hall Funding provided in part by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Hydrogen Storage Grand Challenge, Solicitation No. DE-PS36- 03GO93013 Chemical H 2 Storage Center of Excellence The Promise of Chemical Hydrogen Storage * Chemical reaction releases H 2 at suitable pressures and temperatures - Reaction thermodynamics dictate max. H 2 pressure as function of T -

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Examining Food Risk in the Large using a Complex, Networked System-of-sytems Approach  

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The food production infrastructure is a highly complex system of systems. Characterizing the risks of intentional contamination in multi-ingredient manufactured foods is extremely challenging because the risks depend on the vulnerabilities of food processing facilities and on the intricacies of the supply-distribution networks that link them. A pure engineering approach to modeling the system is impractical because of the overall system complexity and paucity of data. A methodology is needed to assess food contamination risk 'in the large', based on current, high-level information about manufacturing facilities, corrunodities and markets, that will indicate which food categories are most at risk of intentional contamination and warrant deeper analysis. The approach begins by decomposing the system for producing a multi-ingredient food into instances of two subsystem archetypes: (1) the relevant manufacturing and processing facilities, and (2) the networked corrunodity flows that link them to each other and consumers. Ingredient manufacturing subsystems are modeled as generic systems dynamics models with distributions of key parameters that span the configurations of real facilities. Networks representing the distribution systems are synthesized from general information about food corrunodities. This is done in a series of steps. First, probability networks representing the aggregated flows of food from manufacturers to wholesalers, retailers, other manufacturers, and direct consumers are inferred from high-level approximate information. This is followed by disaggregation of the general flows into flows connecting 'large' and 'small' categories of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. Optimization methods are then used to determine the most likely network flows consistent with given data. Vulnerability can be assessed for a potential contamination point using a modified CARVER + Shock model. Once the facility and corrunodity flow models are instantiated, a risk consequence analysis can be performed by injecting contaminant at chosen points in the system and propagating the event through the overarching system to arrive at morbidity and mortality figures. A generic chocolate snack cake model, consisting of fluid milk, liquid eggs, and cocoa, is described as an intended proof of concept for multi-ingredient food systems. We aim for an eventual tool that can be used directly by policy makers and planners.

Ambrosiano, John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Newkirk, Ryan [U OF MINNESOTA; Mc Donald, Mark P [VANDERBILT U

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Prediction of Power System Frequency in FNET: A State Space Approach  

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This paper proposes a novel approach to predict power frequency by applying a state-space model to describe the time-varying nature of power systems. It introduces the Expectation maximization (EM) and prediction error minimization (PEM) algorithms to dynamically estimate the parameters of the model. This paper discusses how the proposed models can be used to ensure the efficiency and reliability of power systems in Frequency Monitoring Network (FNET), if serious frequency fluctuation or measurement failure occur at some nodes; this is achieved without requiring the exact model of complex power systems. Our approach leads to an easy online implementation with high precision and short response time that are key to effective frequency control. We randomly pick a set of frequency data for one power station in FNET and use it to estimate and predict the power frequency based on past measurements. Several computer simulations are provided to evaluate the method. Simulation results showed that the proposed technique could achieve good performance regarding the frequency monitoring with very limited measurement input information.

Djouadi, Seddik M [ORNL] [ORNL; Kuruganti, Phani Teja [ORNL] [ORNL; Ma, Xiao [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to assess the performance of utility-interactive photovoltaic systems  

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This paper presents a probabilistic approach based on the convolution technique to assess the performance of utility-interactive photovoltaic systems supplying loads. Analytical expressions are developed to obtain the duration curve for the power injected into the utility grid. The energy injected into the grid and drawn from it to supply the load during the study period can be calculated from this duration curve. The load model employed enables the study period to range from one year to one particular hour-of-day, thus allowing the inclusion of the time-value of energy as appropriate in economic assessments.

Abouzahr, I. (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States)); Ramakumar, R. (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States). Engineering Energy Lab.)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to assess the performance of utility-interactive wind electric conversion systems  

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This paper presents a probabilistic approach based on the convolution technique to assess the performance of utility-interactive wind electric conversion systems supplying loads. Expressions are developed to obtain the duration curve for the power injected into the utility grid. The energy injected into the grid and drawn from it to supply the load during the study period can be calculated from this duration curve. The load model employed enables the study period to range from one year to one particular hour-of-day, thus allowing the inclusion of the time-value of energy as appropriate in economic assessments.

Abouzahr, I.; Ramakumar, R. (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (US))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ventilation Systems for Cooling | Department of Energy  

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Ventilation Systems for Cooling Ventilation Systems for Cooling Ventilation Systems for Cooling May 30, 2012 - 6:19pm Addthis Proper ventilation helps you save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of JD Hancock. Proper ventilation helps you save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of JD Hancock. Ventilation is the least expensive and most energy-efficient way to cool buildings. Ventilation works best when combined with methods to avoid heat buildup in your home. In some cases, natural ventilation will suffice for cooling, although it usually needs to be supplemented with spot ventilation, ceiling fans, and window fans. For large homes, homeowners might want to investigate whole house fans. Interior ventilation is ineffective in hot, humid climates where

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Ventilation Systems for Cooling | Department of Energy  

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Ventilation Systems for Cooling Ventilation Systems for Cooling Ventilation Systems for Cooling May 30, 2012 - 6:19pm Addthis Proper ventilation helps you save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of JD Hancock. Proper ventilation helps you save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of JD Hancock. Ventilation is the least expensive and most energy-efficient way to cool buildings. Ventilation works best when combined with methods to avoid heat buildup in your home. In some cases, natural ventilation will suffice for cooling, although it usually needs to be supplemented with spot ventilation, ceiling fans, and window fans. For large homes, homeowners might want to investigate whole house fans. Interior ventilation is ineffective in hot, humid climates where

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Solar Technology and Policy Analysis to Support the Systems-Driven Approach  

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The primary focus of the Systems-Driven Approach (SDA) analysis team is to improve the analytical basis for understanding the system and policy drivers of solar technologies in various markets. Analysis activities during the past year have focused in three inter-related areas: (1) developing long-term market penetration projections for the full set of technologies funded within the Solar Energy Technologies Program, (2) reviewing the Program's out-year cost and performance targets for photovoltaic (PV) technology, and (3) evaluating policies, as well as other factors, that impact the value of solar energy technologies in various markets. This paper will summarize the results of these activities and describe how they relate to the overall SDA effort.

Margolis, R. M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Technology and Policy Analysis to Support the Systems-Driven Approach  

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The primary focus of the Systems-Driven Approach (SDA) analysis team is to improve the analytical basis for understanding the system and policy drivers of solar technologies in various markets. Analysis activities during the past year have focused in three inter-related areas: (1) developing long-term market penetration projections for the full set of technologies funded within the Solar Energy Technologies Program, (2) reviewing the Program's out-year cost and performance targets for photovoltaic (PV) technology, and (3) evaluating policies, as well as other factors, that impact the value of solar energy technologies in various markets. This paper will summarize the results of these activities and describe how they relate to the overall SDA effort.

Margolis, R. M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated multi-model approach for air quality assessment: Development and evaluation of the OSCAR Air Quality Assessment System  

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This paper reports on the development and evaluation of a new modelling system for studying air quality on local scales. A multi-model approach has been adopted to develop the OSCAR Air Quality Modelling System to conduct assessments at different levels ... Keywords: Air quality, Model evaluation, Modelling system, Nitrogen oxides, OSCAR, Particulate matter

Ranjeet S. Sokhi; Hongjun Mao; Srinivas T. G. Srimath; Shiyuan Fan; Nutthida Kitwiroon; Lakhumal Luhana; Jaakko Kukkonen; Mervi Haakana; Ari Karppinen; K. Dick van den Hout; Paul Boulter; Ian S. McCrae; Steinar Larssen; Karl I. Gjerstad; Roberto San Jos; John Bartzis; Panagiotis Neofytou; Peter van den Breemer; Steve Neville; Anu Kousa; Blanca M. Cortes; Ingrid Myrtveit

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Partitioning Approach for Parallel Simulation of AC-Radial Shipboard Power Systems  

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An approach to parallelize the simulation of AC-Radial Shipboard Power Systems (SPSs) using multicore computers is presented. Time domain simulations of SPSs are notoriously slow, due principally to the number of components, and the time-variance of the component models. A common approach to reduce the simulation run-time of power systems is to formulate the electrical network equations using modified nodal analysis, use Bergeron's travelling-wave transmission line model to create subsystems, and to parallelize the simulation using a distributed computer. In this work, an SPS was formulated using loop analysis, defining the subsystems using a diakoptics-based approach, and the simulation parallelized using a multicore computer. A program was developed in C# to conduct multithreaded parallel-sequential simulations of an SPS. The program first represents an SPS as a graph, and then partitions the graph. Each graph partition represents a SPS subsystem and is computationally balanced using iterative refinement heuristics. Once balanced subsystems are obtained, each SPS subsystem's electrical network equations are formulated using loop analysis. Each SPS subsystem is solved using a unique thread, and each thread is manually assigned to a core of a multicore computer. To validate the partitioning approach, performance metrics were created to assess the speed gain and accuracy of the partitioned SPS simulations. The simulation parameters swept for the performance metrics were the number of partitions, the number of cores used, and the time step increment. The results of the performance metrics showed adequate speed gains with negligible error. An increasing simulation speed gain was observed when the number of partitions and cores were augmented, obtaining maximum speed gains of <30x when using a quadcore computer. Results show that the speed gain is more sensitive to the number partitions than is to the number of cores. While multicore computers are suitable for parallel-sequential SPS simulations, increasing the number of cores does not contribute to the gain in speed as much as does partitioning. The simulation error increased with the simulation time step but did not influence the partitioned simulation results. The number of operations caused by protective devices was used to determine whether the simulation error introduced by partitioning SPS simulations produced a inconsistent system behavior. It is shown, for the time step sizes uses, that protective devices did not operate inadvertently, which indicates that the errors did not alter RMS measurement and, hence, were non-influential.

Uriarte, Fabian Marcel

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Approach and Quantitative Decision Tools for Technology Selection in Environmentally Friendly Drilling  

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One of the petroleum industry?s goals is to reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas operations in environmentally sensitive areas. To achieve this, a number of Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) technologies have been developed to varying degrees. For example, the use of an elevated platform as an alternative to the gravel pad is less intrusive and leads to a more environmentally friendly approach to drilling operations. Elevated drilling platforms will require the use of piles. Another alternative to the gravel pad is the use of composite mats. Since the demand of low impact technologies for drill site construction has rapidly increased, the parametric study for the feasibility of using pile foundations and composite mats is conducted in this research. Even though a number of EFD technologies have already been developed to varying degrees, few have been integrated into a field demonstrable drilling system (i.e., combination of technologies) compatible with ecologically sensitive areas. In general, it is difficult to select the best combination of EFD technologies for a given site because there are many possible combinations and many different evaluation criteria. The proposed technology evaluation method is based on a systems analysis that can be used for integrating current and new EFD technologies into an optimal EFD system. An optimization scheme is suggested based on a combination of multi-attribute utility theory and exhaustively enumerating all possible technology combinations to provide a quantitative rationale and suggest the best set of systems according to a set of criteria, with the relative importance of the different criteria defined by the decision-maker. In this research, the sensitivity of the optimal solution to the weight factors and the effects of the uncertainty of input scores are also discussed using a case study. An application of the proposed approach is described by conducting a case study in Green Lake at McFaddin, TX. The main purpose of this case study is to test the proposed technology evaluation protocol in a real site and then to refine the protocol. This research describes the results of the case study which provided a more logical and comprehensive approach that maximized the economic and environmental goals of both the landowner and the oil company leaseholder.

Yu, Ok Y.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovation Approaches to Development and Ground Testing of Advanced Bimodal Space Power and Propulsion Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The last major development effort for nuclear power and propulsion systems ended in 1993. Currently, there is not an initiative at either the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) or the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that requires the development of new nuclear power and propulsion systems. Studies continue to show nuclear technology as a strong technical candidate to lead the way toward human exploration of adjacent planets or provide power for deep space missions, particularly a 15,000 lbf bimodal nuclear system with 115 kW power capability. The development of nuclear technology for space applications would require technology development in some areas and a major flight qualification program. The last major ground test facility considered for nuclear propulsion qualification was the U.S. Air Force/DOE Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Project. Seven years have passed since that effort, and the questions remain the same, how to qualify nuclear power and propulsion systems for future space flight. It can be reasonably assumed that much of the nuclear testing required to qualify a nuclear system for space application will be performed at DOE facilities as demonstrated by the Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor Experiment (NERVA) and Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) programs. The nuclear infrastructure to support testing in this country is aging and getting smaller, though facilities still exist to support many of the technology development needs. By renewing efforts, an innovative approach to qualifying these systems through the use of existing facilities either in the U.S. (DOE's Advance Test Reactor, High Flux Irradiation Facility and the Contained Test Facility) or overseas should be possible.

Hill, T.; Noble, C.; Martinell, J. (INEEL); Borowski, S. (NASA Glenn Research Center)

2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

195

O-MaSE: a customisable approach to designing and building complex, adaptive multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The complexity and scope of software systems continues to grow. One approach to dealing with this growing complexity is the use of intelligent, multi-agent systems. However, due in part to its relative infancy when compared to other software paradigms, ... Keywords: adaptive MAS, agent-based systems, agent-oriented methodology, agents, complex MAS, integrated development environments, method engineering, multi-agent systems, software analysis, software design

Scott A. DeLoach; Juan Carlos Garcia-Ojeda

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

New approaches to improve the performance of the PEM based fuel cell power systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fuel cells are expected to play an important role in future power generation. However, significant technical challenges remain and the commercial breakthrough of fuel cells is hindered by the high price of fuel cell components. As is well known, the fuel cells do not provide the robust source characteristics required to effectively follow the load during significant load steps and they have limited overload-handling capability. Further, the performance of the fuel cell is significantly degraded when the CO (Carbon Monoxide) is contained in the hydrogen fuel. In this thesis several new approaches to improve the performance of PEM based fuel cell power systems are discussed. In the first section an impedance model of the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Stack (PEMFCS) is first proposed. This equivalent circuit model of the fuel cell stack is derived by a frequency response analysis (FRA) technique to evaluate the effects of the ripple current generated by the power-conditioning unit. Experimental results are presented to show the effects of the ripple currents. In the second section, a fuel cell powered UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) system is proposed. In this approach, two PEM Fuel Cell modules along with suitable DC/DC and DC/AC power electronic converter modules are employed. A Supercapacitor module is also employed to compensate for instantaneous power fluctuations including overload and to overcome the slow dynamics of the fuel processor such as reformers. A complete design example for a 1-kVA system is presented. In the third section, an advanced power converter topology is proposed to significantly improve the CO tolerance on PEM based fuel cell power systems. An additional two-stage dc-dc converter with a supercapacitor module is connected to the fuel cell to draw a low frequency (0.5Hz) pulsating current of the specific amplitude (20-30[A]) from the fuel cell stack. CO on the catalyst surface can be electro-oxidized by using this technique, and thereby the CO tolerance of the system can be significantly improved. Simulation and experimental results show the validity and feasibility of the proposed scheme.

Choi, Woojin

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

A software memory partition approach for eliminating bank-level interference in multicore systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Main memory system is a shared resource in modern multicore machines, resulting in serious interference, which causes performance degradation in terms of throughput slowdown and unfairness. Numerous new memory scheduling algorithms have been proposed to address the interference problem. However, these algorithms usually employ complex scheduling logic and need hardware modification to memory controllers, as a result, industrial venders seem to have some hesitation in adopting them. This paper presents a practical software approach to effectively eliminate the interference without hardware modification. The key idea is to modify the OS memory management subsystem to adopt a page-coloring based bank-level partition mechanism (BPM), which allocates specific DRAM banks to specific cores (threads). By using BPM, memory controllers can passively schedule memory requests in a core-cluster (or thread-cluster) way. We implement BPM in Linux 2.6.32.15 kernel and evaluate BPM on 4-core and 8-core real machines by running randomly generated 20 multi-programmed workloads (each contains 4/8 benchmarks) and multi-threaded benchmark. Experimental results show that BPM can improve the overall system throughput by 4.7% on average (up to 8.6%), and reduce the maximum slowdown by 4.5 % on average (up to 15.8%). Moreover, BPM also saves 5.2% of the energy consumption of memory system.

Lei Liu; Zehan Cui; Mingjie Xing; Yungang Bao; Mingyu Chen; Chengyong Wu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Understanding and Improving Household Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions Policies - A System Dynamics Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to propose and demonstrate the application of system dynamics modeling approach to analyze and study the behavior the complex interrelationships among the different policies/interventions aimed at reducing household energy consumption and CO2 emissions (HECCE) based on the Climate Change Act of 2008 of the UK government. The paper uses the system dynamics as both the methodology and tool to model the policies/interventions regarding HECCE. The model so developed shows the complex interrelationships among the different policies/interventions variables and presents the basis for simulating the different scenarios of household energy consumption reduction strategies. The paper concludes that the model is capable of adding to the understanding of the complex system under which HECCE operate and improve it accordingly by studying the behavior of each policy/intervention over time. The outcomes of the research will help decision makers draw more realistic policies/interventions for household energy consumption which is critical to the CO2 emissions reductions agenda of the government.

Oladokun, M.; Motawa, I.; Banfill, P.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A Spectral Element Approach for Modeling of Wave-Based Structural Health Monitoring Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last decades, guided waves have shown great potential for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) applications. These waves can be excited and sensed by piezoelectric elements that can be permanently attached onto a structure offering online monitoring capability. As the setup of wave based SHM systems may be very difficult and time consuming there is a growing demand for efficient simulation tools providing the opportunity to design wave based SHM systems in a virtual environment. As usually high frequency waves are used, the associated short wavelength leads to the necessity of a very dense mesh, which makes conventional finite elements not well suited for this purpose. Therefore a flat shell spectral element approach is presented in this contribution. By including electromechanical coupling an SHM system can be simulated entirely from actuator voltage to sensor voltage. The focus of this contribution is the analysis of the effect of delaminations on propagating waves. A forward increment Lagrange multiplier method is used to simulate contact within the delaminated area. A model validation is performed using measured data of an anisotropic CFRP-plate.

Schulte, Rolf T.; Fritzen, Claus-Peter [Institute of Mechanics and Control-Mechatronics, University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11, 57076 Siegen (Germany)

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

200

Compressed Air Audits: A Holistic Approach -Addressing the Air System as a Whole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

First, consider the Independent Auditor. Plant management should consider using an independent auditor without ties to equipment sales who has experience with a variety of manufacturing facilities and can provide strong references documenting proven energy savings. The quality and comprehensiveness of manufacturing facilities, and therefore audits, vary widely and it is important to consider experience. Compressed Air Technologies has audited nearly 200 manufacturing facilities since our inception in 1996. Compressed Air Technologies is the preferred air energy services provider for Georgia Pacific Corporation, INVISTA Chemicals and a primary energy partner with KRAFT Foods, among others. Compressed Air Technologies has no OEM affiliation of any kind and will provide recommendations that are system-neutral and commercially impartial. Compressed Air Technologies (CAT) is an international energy reduction and system optimization services corporation. CAT is a totally independent business structure with no ties or affiliations with any air compressor manufacturers -we are free of OEM restrictions. Our strict adherence to an independent approach related to compressed air and gas system assessments allows for unbiased commentary and recommendations, regardless of the brand or equipment type currently utilized in your plant. The majority of our competitors have either 1) equipment to sell and/or,2) existing equipment on the site to protect. In both situations, the interests of the client is not the paramount issue. Independent auditors should have no obvious or hidden agenda. CAT compressed air audit services are in essence, holistic. The analysis of your facility compressed air and gases systems is all-inclusive and consists of an engineered assessment beginning at the air compressor equipment area inside your facility and finishing at point-of-use consumption points. CAT engineers utilize a variety of instruments to collect data from all critical, relevant areas of the compressed air and gas systems. From air compressor blow off loss to the cost of the always present distribution/ piping system leaks, each individual loss or inefficiency is measured, analyzed, quantified and catalogued. CAT engineers then compile all of the collected data to create a total current profile report of your facility operations including an assigned cost to each discovered inefficiency. A typical audit results in identification of 25 to 60 percent or more in total system operational waste, which includes energy costs, maintenance costs, and all matters related to operating your compressed gas systems. It is not unusual to discover half of what you pay for compressed air operations is wasted due to inefficient utilization and operation of this important utility.

Shaver, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Availability Cluster System for Local Disaster Recovery with Markov Modeling Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The need for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) in IT environment is more stringent than most of the other sectors of enterprises. Many businesses require the availability of business-critical applications 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can afford no data loss in the event of a disaster. It is vital that the IT infrastructure is resilient with regard to disruption, even site failures, and that business operations can continue without significant impact. As a result, DR has gained great importance in IT. Clustering of multiple industries standard servers together to allow workload sharing and fail-over capabilities is a low cost approach. In this paper, we present the availability model through Semi-Markov Process (SMP) and also analyze the difference in downtime of the SMP model and the approximate Continuous Time Markov Chain (CTMC) model. To acquire system availability, we perform numerical analysis and SHARPE tool evaluation.

Lwin, T T

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A Dynamical Systems Approach Towards Modeling the Rapid Pressure Strain Correlation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this study, the behavior of pressure in the Rapid Distortion Limit, along with its concomitant modeling, are addressed. In the first part of the work, the role of pressure in the initiation, propagation and suppression of flow instabilities for quadratic flows is analyzed. The paradigm of analysis considers the Reynolds stress transport equations to govern the evolution of a dynamical system, in a state space composed of the Reynolds stress tensor components. This dynamical system is scrutinized via the identification of the invariant sets and the bifurcation analysis. The changing role of pressure in quadratic flows, viz. hyperbolic, shear and elliptic, is established mathematically and the underlying physics is explained. Along the maxim of "understanding before prediction", this allows for a deeper insight into the behavior of pressure, thus aiding in its modeling. The second part of this work deals with Rapid Pressure Strain Correlation modeling in earnest. Based on the comprehension developed in the preceding section, the classical pressure strain correlation modeling approaches are revisited. Their shortcomings, along with their successes, are articulated and explained, mathematically and from the viewpoint of the governing physics. Some of the salient issues addressed include, but are not limited to, the requisite nature of the model, viz. a linear or a nonlinear structure, the success of the extant models for hyperbolic flows, their inability to capture elliptic flows and the use of RDT simulations to validate models. Through this analysis, the schism between mathematical and physical guidelines and the engineering approach, at present, is substantiated. Subsequently, a model is developed that adheres to the classical modeling framework and shows excellent agreement with the RDT simulations. The performance of this model is compared to that of other nominations prevalent in engineering simulations. The work concludes with a summary, pertinent observations and recommendations for future research in the germane field.

Mishra, Aashwin A.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Virtual camera calibration and stereo correspondence of single-lens bi-prism stereovision system using geometrical approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a simple geometrical ray approach to calibrate the extrinsic parameters of the virtual cameras and solve the stereo correspondence problem of the single-lens bi-prism stereovision system. Each images captured using this system can ... Keywords: Correspondence, Epipolar geometry, Prism, Stereovision, Virtual camera

Kah Bin Lim, Wei Loon Kee, Daolei Wang

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Interfacing parallel scientific applications with multiple visualization systems: The CUMULVS approach  

SciTech Connect

As high-performance computer simulation increasingly replaces more expensive and time-consuming conventional alternatives, namely physical prototyping/experimentation, it becomes important to provide mechanisms for interacting with parallel or distributed simulation programs. Such interactive exchanges can close the loop on simulation experiments by providing visualization of intermediate results and then allowing scientists to respond by manipulating the simulation, while it is running. This type of visualization and computation steering feedback system can dramatically shorten the experimental cycle by pruning off experiments that are quickly seen to be undesirable. Further, such interaction can provide enhanced capabilities for what if analyses, even beyond what would be possible in a physical environment. This approach also introduces new forms of collaboration, by allowing multiple remote collaborators to cooperate and interact via the running simulation programs, each person exploring their own view of the data and then sharing their understanding with the group. The CUMULVS (Collaborative User Migration User Library for Visualization and Steering) system is a middleware library infrastructure that allows multiple, potentially remote, scientists to monitor and coordinate control over a parallel simulation program. Using CUMULVS, various front-end viewers can dynamically attach to a simulation to view snapshots of the ongoing computation, or manipulate (steer) parameters of the simulation, and then detach. The snapshots of intermediate data array values can be rendered using a variant of visualization systems, including AVS, Tcl/Tk, and VTK, or as simple text dumps. CUMULVS provides the interfacing between the simulation tasks and the visualization systems, and transparently handles the viewer connection protocols and the data collection required for decomposed or distributed data. CUMULVS also provides mechanisms for developing fault-tolerant applications in heterogeneous distributed computing environments.

Kohl, J.A.; Papadopoulos, P.M.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Dynamical systems approach to the study of a sociophysics agent-based model  

SciTech Connect

The Sznajd model is a Potts-like model that has been studied in the context of sociophysics [1,2](where spins are interpreted as opinions). In a recent work [3], we generalized the Sznajd model to include assymetric interactions between the spins (interpreted as biases towards opinions) and used dynamical systems techniques to tackle its mean-field version, given by the flow: {eta}{sub {sigma}} = {Sigma}{sub {sigma}}'{sup M} = 1{eta}{sub {sigma}}{eta}{sigma}'({eta}{sub {sigma}}{rho}{sigma}'{yields}{sigma}-{sigma}'{rho}{sigma}{yields}{sigma}').Where hs is the proportion of agents with opinion (spin){sigma}', M is the number of opinions and {sigma}'{yields}{sigma}' is the probability weight for an agent with opinion {sigma} being convinced by another agent with opinion {sigma}'. We made Monte Carlo simulations of the model in a complex network (using Barabasi-Albert networks [4]) and they displayed the same attractors than the mean-field. Using linear stability analysis, we were able to determine the mean-field attractor structure analytically and to show that it has connections with well known graph theory problems (maximal independent sets and positive fluxes in directed graphs). Our dynamical systems approach is quite simple and can be used also in other models, like the voter model.

Timpanaro, Andre M.; Prado, Carmen P. C. [Instituto de Fisica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

206

Flexible design : an innovative approach for planning water infrastructure systems under uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis develops a framework for a flexible design approach to support decision-making in water supply infrastructure planning. It contrasts with a conventional, deterministic planning approach that uses past data or ...

Wong, Melanie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A Multi-Agent System's Approach to Communication Security in the Web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the Split and Merge method, an approach to provide secure communication over the Internet using software agents. Instead of relying exclusively on the traditional approaches of ciphering the message at the source and then sending ...

Joao Paulo Pimentao; Pedro A. C. Sousa; Pedro Amaral; Adolfo Steiger-Garcao

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Collaborative Proposal: Transforming How Climate System Models are Used: A Global, Multi-Resolution Approach  

SciTech Connect

Despite the great interest in regional modeling for both weather and climate applications, regional modeling is not yet at the stage that it can be used routinely and effectively for climate modeling of the ocean. The overarching goal of this project is to transform how climate models are used by developing and implementing a robust, efficient, and accurate global approach to regional ocean modeling. To achieve this goal, we will use theoretical and computational means to resolve several basic modeling and algorithmic issues. The first task is to develop techniques for transitioning between parameterized and high-fidelity regional ocean models as the discretization grid transitions from coarse to fine regions. The second task is to develop estimates for the error in scientifically relevant quantities of interest that provide a systematic way to automatically determine where refinement is needed in order to obtain accurate simulations of dynamic and tracer transport in regional ocean models. The third task is to develop efficient, accurate, and robust time-stepping schemes for variable spatial resolution discretizations used in regional ocean models of dynamics and tracer transport. The fourth task is to develop frequency-dependent eddy viscosity finite element and discontinuous Galerkin methods and study their performance and effectiveness for simulation of dynamics and tracer transport in regional ocean models. These four projects share common difficulties and will be approach using a common computational and mathematical toolbox. This is a multidisciplinary project involving faculty and postdocs from Colorado State University, Florida State University, and Penn State University along with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The completion of the tasks listed within the discussion of the four sub-projects will go a long way towards meeting our goal of developing superior regional ocean models that will transform how climate system models are used.

Estep, Donald

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

209

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM APPROACH FOR PLAY PORTFOLIOS TO IMPROVE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE ILLINOIS BASIN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oil and gas have been commercially produced in Illinois for over 100 years. Existing commercial production is from more than fifty-two named pay horizons in Paleozoic rocks ranging in age from Middle Ordovician to Pennsylvanian. Over 3.2 billion barrels of oil have been produced. Recent calculations indicate that remaining mobile resources in the Illinois Basin may be on the order of several billion barrels. Thus, large quantities of oil, potentially recoverable using current technology, remain in Illinois oil fields despite a century of development. Many opportunities for increased production may have been missed due to complex development histories, multiple stacked pays, and commingled production which makes thorough exploitation of pays and the application of secondary or improved/enhanced recovery strategies difficult. Access to data, and the techniques required to evaluate and manage large amounts of diverse data are major barriers to increased production of critical reserves in the Illinois Basin. These constraints are being alleviated by the development of a database access system using a Geographic Information System (GIS) approach for evaluation and identification of underdeveloped pays. The Illinois State Geological Survey has developed a methodology that is being used by industry to identify underdeveloped areas (UDAs) in and around petroleum reservoirs in Illinois using a GIS approach. This project utilizes a statewide oil and gas Oracle{reg_sign} database to develop a series of Oil and Gas Base Maps with well location symbols that are color-coded by producing horizon. Producing horizons are displayed as layers and can be selected as separate or combined layers that can be turned on and off. Map views can be customized to serve individual needs and page size maps can be printed. A core analysis database with over 168,000 entries has been compiled and assimilated into the ISGS Enterprise Oracle database. Maps of wells with core data have been generated. Data from over 1,700 Illinois waterflood units and waterflood areas have been entered into an Access{reg_sign} database. The waterflood area data has also been assimilated into the ISGS Oracle database for mapping and dissemination on the ArcIMS website. Formation depths for the Beech Creek Limestone, Ste. Genevieve Limestone and New Albany Shale in all of the oil producing region of Illinois have been calculated and entered into a digital database. Digital contoured structure maps have been constructed, edited and added to the ILoil website as map layers. This technology/methodology addresses the long-standing constraints related to information access and data management in Illinois by significantly simplifying the laborious process that industry presently must use to identify underdeveloped pay zones in Illinois.

Beverly Seyler; John Grube

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

210

Mathematical Analysis of a Novel Approach to Maximize Waste Recovery in a Life Support System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NASA has been evaluating closed-loop atmosphere revitalization architectures carbon dioxide, CO2, reduction technologies. The CO2 and steam, H2O, co-electrolysis process is another option that NASA has investigated. Utilizing recent advances in the fuel cell technology sector, the Idaho National Laboratory, INL, has developed a CO2 and H2O co-electrolysis process to produce oxygen and syngas (carbon monoxide, CO and hydrogen, H2 mixture) for terrestrial (energy production) application. The technology is a combined process that involves steam electrolysis, CO2 electrolysis, and the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction. Two process models were developed to evaluate novel approaches for waster recovery in a life support system. The first is a model INL co-electrolysis process combined with a methanol production process. The second is the INL co-electrolysis process combined with a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process. For both processes, the overall power increases as the syngas ratio, H2/CO, increases because more water is needed to produce more hydrogen at a set CO2 incoming flow rate. The power for the methanol cases is less than the PSA because heat is available from the methanol reactor to preheat the water and carbon dioxide entering the co-electrolysis process.

Michael G. McKellar; Rick A. Wood; Carl M. Stoots; Lila Mulloth; Bernadette Luna

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

THE MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL APPROACH TO MAXIMIZE WASTE RECOVERY IN A LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NASA has been evaluating closed-loop atmosphere revitalization architectures that include carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction technologies. The CO2 and steam (H2O) co-electrolysis process is one of the reduction options that NASA has investigated. Utilizing recent advances in the fuel cell technology sector, the Idaho National Laboratory, INL, has developed a CO2 and H2O co-electrolysis process to produce oxygen and syngas (carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) mixture) for terrestrial (energy production) application. The technology is a combined process that involves steam electrolysis, CO2 electrolysis, and the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction. Two process models were developed to evaluate novel approaches for energy storage and resource recovery in a life support system. In the first model, products from the INL co-electrolysis process are combined to produce methanol fuel. In the second co-electrolysis, products are separated with a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process. In both models the fuels are burned with added oxygen to produce H2O and CO2, the original reactants. For both processes, the overall power increases as the syngas ratio, H2/CO, increases because more water is needed to produce more hydrogen at a set CO2 incoming flow rate. The power for the methanol cases is less than pressure swing adsorption, PSA, because heat is available from the methanol reactor to preheat the water and carbon dioxide entering the co-electrolysis process.

Michael G. McKellar; Rick A. Wood; Carl M. Stoots; Lila Mulloth; Bernadette Luna

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

A Complex Systems Modelling Approach for Decentralised Simulation of Electrical Microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The structure and behaviour of Electrical Grids share many of the properties of Complex Computer Systems, with microgrids and other decentralised electrical systems attached to them, so they can be interpreted as Systems of Systems. Furthermore, the ... Keywords: electrical grid, microgrid, agent-based models, complex computer systems, systems of systems

Enrique Kremers; Pablo Viejo; Oscar Barambones; Jose Gonzalez de Durana

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Analyzing the connectivity potential of landscape geomorphic systems: a radar remote sensing and GIS approach, Estufa Canyon, Texas, USA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Connectivity is considered one of the fundamental aspects that influences the rate of mass movement in the landscape. The connectivity aspect has been acknowledged from various conceptual geomorphic frameworks. None of these provided a developmental methodology for studying the connectivity of geomorphic systems, especially at the scale of the fluvial system. The emphasis in this research is placed on defining variables of the geomorphic systems that influence the connectivity potential of these systems. The landscape gradient, which is extracted from the Digital Elevation Model (DEM), and the surface roughness, which is extracted from radar images, are used to analyze the connectivity potential of geomorphic systems in the landscape. Integration of these variables produces a connectivity potential index of the various geomorphic systems that compose the fluvial system. High values of the connectivity potential index indicate high potential of the geomorphic system to transport mass whereas the low values indicate low potential of the geomorphic system to transport mass in the landscape. Using the mean values of the connectivity potential index, the geomorphic systems in the landscape can be classified into geomorphic systems of low connectivity potential, geomorphic systems of intermediate connectivity potential and geomorphic systems of high connectivity potential. In addition to the determination of the relative connectivity potential of various geomorphic systems, the connectivity potential index is used to analyze the system-wide connectivity. The ratios between the connectivity potential index of the upstream geomorphic systems and the connectivity potential index of the downstream geomorphic systems define system-wide connectivity in the landscape. High ratios reflect the high potential of the upstream geomorphic systems to transport mass in the downstream direction. Low ratios indicate the influence of the downstream geomorphic systems in maximizing mass movement in the upstream geomorphic systems. The presence of high and low ratios suggests the presence of a high system-wide connectivity. As the ratio approaches unity, mass movement is minimized in the landscape indicating low system-wide connectivity. Applying the above approach to Estufa Canyon, Texas, illustrated that Estufa Canyon is a dynamic fluvial system with high system-wide connectivity.

Ibrahim, ElSayed Ali Hermas

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Cost modeling approach and economic analysis of biomass gasification integrated solid oxide fuel cell systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a cost modeling approach and the economic feasibility for selected plant configurations operating under three modes: air gasification

Rajesh S. Kempegowda; yvind Skreiberg; Khanh-Quang Tran

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

An approach for modeling the valve train system to control the homogeneous combustion in a compression ignition engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an approach for modeling the valve train system to obtain a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine from a gasoline engine. The HCCI engines use different indirect strategies to control the start of the combustion. The ... Keywords: exhaust gas recirculation, homogeneous charge compression ignition, variable valve timing

Radu Cosgarea; Corneliu Cofaru; Mihai Aleonte; Maria Luminita Scutaru; Liviu Jelenschi; Gabriel Sandu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

An approach to iterative learning control for spatio-temporal dynamics using nD discrete linear systems models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Iterative Learning Control (ILC) is now well established in terms of both the underlying theory and experimental application. This approach is specifically targeted at cases where the same operation is repeated over a finite duration with resetting between ... Keywords: Explicit discretization, Iterative learning control, PDEs, nD linear systems

B?a?ej Cichy; Krzysztof Ga?kowski; Eric Rogers; Anton Kummert

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Developing an activity-based costing approach for system development and implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes the use of the Activity Based Costing (ABC) approach to software estimation. Like other more traditional approaches to software estimation, ABC provides man-day estimates. In addition, it also provides detailed costing information ... Keywords: IS project planning, activity-based costing, effort estimation, organizational learning, software process measurement, time and cost estimation

Ginny Ooi; Christina Soh

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Recovery Act: Multi-Objective Optimization Approaches for the Design of Carbon Geological Sequestration Systems  

SciTech Connect

The main objective of this project is to provide training opportunities for two graduate students in order to improve the human capital and skills required for implementing and deploying carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. The graduate student effort will be geared towards the formulation and implementation of an integrated simulation-optimization framework to provide a rigorous scientific support to the design CCS systems that, for any given site: (a) maximize the amount of carbon storage; (b) minimize the total cost associated with the CCS project; (c) minimize the risk of CO2 upward leakage from injected formations. The framework will stem from a combination of data obtained from geophysical investigations, a multiphase flow model, and a stochastic multi-objective optimization algorithm. The methodology will rely on a geostatistical approach to generate ensembles of scenarios of the parameters that are expected to have large sensitivities and uncertainties on the model response and thus on the risk assessment, in particular the permeability properties of the injected formation and its cap rock. The safety theme will be addressed quantitatively by including the risk of CO2 upward leakage from the injected formations as one the objectives that should be minimized in the optimization problem. The research performed under this grant is significant to academic researchers and professionals weighing the benefits, costs, and risks of CO2 sequestration. Project managers in initial planning stages of CCS projects will be able to generate optimal tradeoff surfaces and with corresponding injection plans for potential sequestration sites leading to cost efficient preliminary project planning. In addition, uncertainties concerning CCS have been researched. Uncertainty topics included Uncertainty Analysis of Continuity of Geological Confining Units using Categorical Indicator Kriging (CIK) and the Influence of Uncertain Parameters on the Leakage of CO2 to Overlying Formations. Reductions in uncertainty will lead to safer CCS projects.

Bau, Domenico

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

219

An algorithmic approach to system architecting using shape grammar-cellular automata  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis expands upon the understanding of the fundamentals of system architecting in order to more effectively apply this process to engineering systems. The universal concern about the system architecting process is ...

Speller, Thomas Hughes, 1950-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Virtual Enterprise Modeling and Support Infrastructures: Applying Multi-agent System Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Virtual enterprises paradigm represents an important application field for multi-agent approaches, both in terms of modeling and infrastructure development This article summarizes the main challenges in this field and describes several current Multi-Agent ...

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos; Hamideh Afsarmanesh

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systems Approach to the Torque Control of a Permanent Magnet Brushless Motor  

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Many approaches to force control have assumed the ability to command torques accurately. Concurrently, much research has been devoted to developing accurate torque actuation schemes. Often, torque sensors have been ...

Paul, Benjamin J.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

A Systems Approach to the Torque Control of a Permanent Magnet Brushless Motor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many approaches to force control have assumed the ability to command torques accurately. Concurrently, much research has been devoted to developing accurate torque actuation schemes. Often, torque sensors have been utilized to close a feedback loop around ...

Benjamin J. Paul

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

2005 Special Issue: A systems approach to appraisal mechanisms in emotion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While artificial neural networks are regularly employed in modeling the perception of facial and vocal emotion expression as well as in automatic expression decoding by artificial agents, this approach is yet to be extended to the modeling of emotion ...

David Sander; Didier Grandjean; Klaus R. Scherer

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

A Complex Systems Approach to Sustainability: Can Peak Oil Fuel the Sub-Saharan AIDS Epidemic?.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The focus of this dissertation is development of a systems methodology to examine large scale interrelated complex global systems governing natural resource use, population, economy (more)

Atzberger, Craig Philip

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Advanced computational approaches for power system operations considering wind power and emission problem.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??[Truncated abstract] Nowadays, the electric power systems which are electrical and mechanical controlled systems play the fundamental role in the modern society. No one can (more)

Yao, Fang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Logistics 1: closed-loop, simulation-based, systems engineering approach to life cycle management of defense systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assessing the life-cycle impacts of operations and maintenance decisions made for new or aging systems requires an accurate ability to measure and respond to uncertainty. Maintenance and parts requirements forecasts for fielded military systems are traditionally ...

Sean Connors; Julie Gauldin; Marshall Smith

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Smart Grid Consumer-Provider Relationship Analysis Using System Modeling Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the main goals in the smart grid development is the continuous evolution of the smart grid as a cyber-physical system to accommodate electricity storage, provide safe power delivery, accommodate the needs of the local communities, facilitate the ... Keywords: smart grid, system modeling and analysis, system-of-systems

Omar Alriyami, Husam Suleiman, Davor Svetinovic, Hatem Zeineldin

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Robust Fuzzy Control Approach for a Class of Markovian Jump Nonlinear Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of stabilizing a class of nonlinear systems subject to Markovian jump parameters using a robust stochastic fuzzy controller with Hinfin performance. The class of jump nonlinear systems considered is described ... Keywords: $H_{infty}$ controller, Coupled Lyapunov function, Markovian jump systems, fuzzy system models, stabilizing controller

N. S.D. Arrifano; V. A. Oliveira

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Stability of sampled-data piecewise affine systems: A time-delay approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the stability analysis of sampled-data piecewise-affine (PWA) systems consisting of a continuous-time plant in feedback connection with a discrete-time emulation of a continuous-time state feedback controller. The sampled-data system ... Keywords: Lyapunov stability, Piecewise affine systems, Sampled-data systems

Behzad Samadi; Luis Rodrigues

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

System-level max power (SYMPO): a systematic approach for escalating system-level power consumption using synthetic benchmarks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To effectively design a computer system for the worst case power consumption scenario, system architects often use hand-crafted maximum power consuming benchmarks at the assembly language level. These stressmarks, also called power viruses, are very ... Keywords: synthetic benchmark, system-level power virus, thermal design point

Karthik Ganesan; Jungho Jo; W. Lloyd Bircher; Dimitris Kaseridis; Zhibin Yu; Lizy K. John

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

A "Hybrid" Approach for Synthesizing Optimal Controllers of Hybrid Systems: A Case Study of the Oil Pump Industrial Example  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose an approach to reduce the optimal controller synthesis problem of hybrid systems to quantifier elimination; furthermore, we also show how to combine quantifier elimination with numerical computation in order to make it more scalable but at the same time, keep arising errors due to discretization manageable and within bounds. A major advantage of our approach is not only that it avoids errors due to numerical computation, but it also gives a better optimal controller. In order to illustrate our approach, we use the real industrial example of an oil pump provided by the German company HYDAC within the European project Quasimodo as a case study throughout this paper, and show that our method improves (up to 7.5%) the results reported in [3] based on game theory and model checking.

Zhao, Hengjun; Kapur, Deepak; Larsen, Kim G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A game theoretic approach to controller design for cyber-physical systems: collision avoidance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A collision avoidance problem for the vehicle equipped with adaptive cruise control is considered in the context of hybrid systems with emphasis on safety verification. Keywords: adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, game theory, hybrid systems, reachability analysis

Jaeyong Park, Arda Kurt, mit zgner

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

(Awarded Best Theory Paper!) A Probabilistic Approach to Estimating Computer System Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is a method of estimating system reliability by combining logic models of the ways systems can fail with numerical failure rates. One postulates a failure state and systematically decomposes this state into a combination ...

Robert Apthorpe

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Managing uncertainty in systems with a Valuation Approach for Strategic Changeability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Complex engineering systems are frequently exposed to large amounts of uncertainty, as many exogenous, uncontrollable conditions change over time and can affect the performance and value delivery of a system. Engineering ...

Fitzgerald, Matthew Edward

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Qualitative simulation and related approaches for the analysis of dynamic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods for qualitative simulation allow predictions on the dynamics of a system to be made in the absence of quantitative information, by inferring the range of possible qualitative behaviors compatible with the structure of the system. This article ...

Hidde De Jong

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

A Queueing Based Scheduling Approach to Plug-In Electric Vehicle Dispatch in Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in power systems can cause severe issues to the existing distribution system, such as branch congestions and significant voltage drops. As a consequence, smart charging strategies are crucial for the secure and reliable operation of the power system. This paper tries to achieve high penetration level of PEVs with the existing distribution system infrastructure by proposing a smart charging algorithm that can optimally utilize the distribution system capacity. Specifically, the paper proposes a max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm to control the PEV charging rates, subject to power system physical limits. The proposed max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm is proved to be throughput optimal under very mild assumptions on the stochastic dynamics in the system. This suggests that the costly distribution system infrastructure upgrade can be avoided, or failing that, at least successfully deferred. The proposed PEV dispatch algorithm is particularly attractive in ...

Li, Qiao; Ilic, Marija D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

An approach to analyze tradeoffs for aerospace system design and operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

O'Neill, Michael Gregory

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

O'Neill, Gregory

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

A comprehensive approach to complex system product development : operations management tools applied to automotive design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The research is based on observations made over a two-year period with the Closures Systems Integrators or CSIs (supervisory engineers who coordinate attribute balance and system decisions for conflicting door attributes) ...

Noor, Muhammad Jehanzeb, 1982-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR PREDICTING FAILURE SCENARIOS IN NUCLEAR SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the Primary Heat Transport System of a Candu 6 Reactor, Nuclear Science and Engineering, vol. 153, no. 2, pp

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241

High Temperature Components of Magma-Related Geothermal Systems: An Experimental and Theoretical Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This summarizes select components of a multi-faceted study of high temperature magmatic fluid behavior in shallow, silicic, volcano-plutonic geothermal systems. This work built on a foundation provided by DOE-supported advances made in our lab in understanding the physics and chemistry of the addition of HCI and other chlorides into the high temperature regions of geothermal systems. The emphasis of this project was to produce a model of the bolatile contributions from felsic magmatic systems to geothermal systems

Philip A. Candela; Philip M. Piccoli

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

242

Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach, Wyandotte, Michigan (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Even builders who are relatively new to energy-efficient construction can consistently reach a target whole house airtightness of 1.5 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals (ACH50) with high R-value enclosures that use a hybrid insulation approach. The City of Wyandotte, Michigan, started a construction program in 2010 to build affordable, energy-efficient homes on lots in existing neighborhoods. A goal of the program was to engage local builders in energy-efficient construction and be able to deliver the new houses for less than $100/ft2. By the end of 2012, approximately 25 new houses were built by five local builders under this program. To help builders consistently achieve the airtightness target, a local architect worked with researchers from Building Science Corporation, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, to develop a technology specification with several key pieces. A high R-value wall and roof assembly made use of 2 ?6 advanced framing and a hybrid insulation approach that included insulating sheathing to control thermal bridging and closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation (ccSPF) for its airtightness and vapor control benefits. This approach allows the air barrier to be completed and tested before any finishing work occurs, ensuring that problems are spotted and corrected early in the construction process.

Metzger, C.; Lukachko, A.; Grin, A.; Bergey, D.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Application of a dual foundation approach for construction of an intelligent system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a decision support system for monitoring and diagnosis of the amine-based post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO"2) capture process system at the International Test Centre for CO"2 Capture (ITC) at the University of ... Keywords: CO2 capture process system, Intelligent framework, Ontology, Semantic web

Chuansan Luo; Christine W. Chan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Generating multimedia presentations that summarize the behavior of dynamic systems using a model-based approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes a knowledge-based method for generating multimedia descriptions that summarize the behavior of dynamic systems. We designed this method for users who monitor the behavior of a dynamic system with the help of sensor networks and ... Keywords: Behavior summarization, Data abstraction, Data-to-text system, Intelligent user interface, Multimedia presentation, Presentation model, Text-graphic coordination

Martin Molina; Victor Flores

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Traffic management: a holistic approach to memory placement on NUMA systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NUMA systems are characterized by Non-Uniform Memory Access times, where accessing data in a remote node takes longer than a local access. NUMA hardware has been built since the late 80's, and the operating systems designed for it were optimized for ... Keywords: multicore, numa, operating systems, scheduling

Mohammad Dashti; Alexandra Fedorova; Justin Funston; Fabien Gaud; Renaud Lachaize; Baptiste Lepers; Vivien Quema; Mark Roth

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Improving the effectiveness of monitoring and control systems exploiting knowledge-based approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper illustrates how the adoption of techniques typical of artificial intelligence (AI) could improve the performance of monitoring and control systems (MCSs). Traditional MCSs are designed according to a three-level architectural pattern in which ... Keywords: Agent-based model, Automotive systems, Correlation agency, Monitoring and control systems, ST-logic

Stefania Bandini; Fabio Sartori

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Integrated modeling within a Hydrologic Information System: An OpenMI based approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a prototype software system for integrated environmental modeling that provides interoperability between the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System (HIS) and ... Keywords: Data management, Environmental management, Integrated modeling, Systems analysis

Anthony M. Castronova; Jonathan L. Goodall; Mehmet B. Ercan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Voltage control of emerging distribution systems with induction motor loads using robust LQG approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

mode" in emerging distribution systems. The small-signal stability analysis indicates that load voltageVoltage control of emerging distribution systems with induction motor loads using robust LQG has significant performance to improve the voltage profile of the distributed generation system

Pota, Himanshu Roy

249

Nonlocal approach to the analysis of the stress distribution in granular systems. II. Application to experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and ceramic compacts has been limited to simplified physical arguments concerning the transmission of stress within a compact, and 2 direct mapping of the den- sity distribution within a compact. The first approach is exemplified by the work of Kamm, Steinberg, and Wulff 7 who placed a thin lead grid into a cylindrical copper

Kenkre, V.M.

250

General system architecture for BIM: An integrated approach for design and analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the significant benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the ability to effectively use analysis and evaluation programs during design, as feedback. However, the current dominant approach to analysis and evaluation of design proposals ... Keywords: Automated building analysis, BIM integration, Building Information Modeling, Conceptual building design, Model View Definition

Paola Sanguinetti; Sherif Abdelmohsen; JaeMin Lee; JinKook Lee; Hugo Sheward; Chuck Eastman

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

A new approach and system for attentive mobile learning based on seamless migration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seamless migration is one of pervasive computing applications. The function of seamless mobility is suitable for mobile services such as mobile Web-based learning. In this paper, we propose an approach that supports an attentive mobile learning paradigm. ... Keywords: Attentive, Fuzzy neural, Mobile learning, Pervasive computing, Seamless mobility, Web-based migration

De-Gan Zhang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Tunneling of conduction band electrons driven by a laser field in a double quantum dot: An open systems approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we investigate tunneling of conduction band electrons in a system of an asymmetric double quantum dot which interacts with an environment. First, we consider the case in which the system only interacts with the environment and demonstrate that as time goes to infinity they both reach an equilibrium, which is expected, and there is always a maximum and minimum for the populations of the states of the system. Then we investigate the case in which an external resonant optical pulse (a laser) is applied to the system interacting with the environment. However, in this case for different intensities we have different populations of the states in equilibrium and as the intensity of the laser gets stronger, the populations of the states in equilibrium approach the same constant.

B. Ahmadi; S. Salimi; A. S. Khorashad

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

253

Quantum hydrodynamics approach to the formation of waves in polarized two-dimensional systems of charged and neutral particles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explicate a method of quantum hydrodynamics (QHD) for the study of the quantum evolution of a system of polarized particles. Although we focused primarily on the two-dimensional (2D) physical systems, the method is valid for three-dimensional (3D) and one-dimensional (1D) systems too. The presented method is based upon the Schroedinger equation. Fundamental QHD equations for charged and neutral particles were derived from the many-particle microscopic Schroedinger equation. The fact that particles possess the electric dipole moment (EDM) was taken into account. The explicated QHD approach was used to study dispersion characteristics of various physical systems. We analyzed dispersion of waves in a two-dimensional ion and hole gas placed into an external electric field, which is orthogonal to the gas plane. Elementary excitations in a system of neutral polarized particles were studied for 1D, 2D, and 3D cases. The polarization dynamics in systems of both neutral and charged particles is shown to cause formation of a new type of waves as well as changes in the dispersion characteristics of already known waves. We also analyzed wave dispersion in 2D exciton systems, in 2D electron-ion plasma, and in 2D electron-hole plasma. Generation of waves in 3D-system neutral particles with EDM by means of the beam of electrons and neutral polarized particles is investigated.

Andreev, P. A.; Kuzmenkov, L. S.; Trukhanova, M. I. [Department of General Physics, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation); Dpartment of Theoretical Physics, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

254

A Complete Compiler Approach to Auto-Parallelizing C Programs for Multi-DSP Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Auto-parallelizing compilers for embedded applications have been unsuccessful due to the widespread use of pointer arithmetic and the complex memory model of multiple-address space digital signal processors (DSPs). This paper develops, for the first ... Keywords: Parallel processors, interprocessor communications, real-time and embedded systems, signal processing systems, measurement, evaluation, modeling, simulation of multiple-processor systems, conversion from sequential to parallel forms, restructuring, reverse engineering, and reengineering, performance measures, compilers, arrays.

Bjorn Franke; Michael F. P. O'Boyle

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

An AHP approach for evaluating geothermal district energy systems[Analytical Hierarchy Process  

SciTech Connect

In the rating and design of the geothermal district energy (DE) systems the technology, cost, benefits, and environmental effects of the alternatives need to be carefully compared. This study deals with the evaluation of several alternatives of district energy systems for the city of Denizli. These alternatives vary from the existing geothermal plant to the hybrid cycle, totally integrated geothermal energy system. In the comparative evaluation of the alternative projects, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was utilized.

Eltez, A.; Kilkis, I.B.; Eltez, M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Assuring safety in high-speed magnetically levitated (maglev) systems : the need for a system safety approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Magnetic levitation is a railway technology that enables vehicles to be magnetically suspended above their tracks. Although this technology is still under development, magnetically levitated (maglev) systems have great ...

Ota, Shuichiro Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Role of initial system-environment correlations: A master equation approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to achieve practical implementations of emerging quantum technologies, it is important to have a firm understanding of the dynamics of realistic quantum open systems. Master equations provide a widely used tool in this regard. In this work, we first construct a master equation valid for weak system-environment coupling. The master equation we construct explicitly takes into account the effect of initial system-environment correlations. We then investigate the role of initial system-environment correlations using this master equation for a system consisting of many two-level atoms interacting with a common environment. We show that, in general, due to the initial system-environment correlations, the quantum state of the system can evolve at a faster time-scale. Moreover, we also consider different initial state preparations, and demonstrate that the influence of the initial correlations depends on the initial state preparation. Our results can be of interest to many topics based on quantum open systems where system-environment correlation effects have been neglected before.

Adam Zaman Chaudhry; Jiangbin Gong

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

258

Active improvement of air-conditioning system energy consumption with adaptive thermal comfort approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The MSc research project aims to suggest improvements to building air-conditioning control systems, to reduce energy consumption while maintaining the comfort level of the occupants. (more)

Muhammad Saleh, Muhammad Fadzli

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Better Buildings Partners: Austin, Texas  

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Neighborhood Program to promote a whole-house approach to energy efficiency. The Clean Energy Accelerator first kicked off with a wintertime campaign that offered Austin homeowners...

260

An Agent-Based Approach to Monitoring and Control of District Heating Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim is to improve the monitoring and control of district heating systems through the use of agent technology. In order to increase the knowledge about the current and future state in a district heating system at the producer side, each substation ...

Fredrik Wernstedt; Paul Davidsson

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

An approach to improve the accessibility and usability of existing web system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Web is currently the main way of providing computing services, reaching a larger number of users with different characteristics. As the complexity and interactivity of systems is increased, users become more demanding towards all the requirements ... Keywords: user requirements, web systems, web usability and accessibility

Ana Luiza Dias, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes, Paulo Cesar Masiero, Willian Massami Watanabe, Matheus Edson Ramos

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Developing Web sites for Web based expert systems: A Web engineering approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: This paper presents a developing process for Web based expert systems and specifically focuses on the developing process of their corresponding Web sites. As a case study, the architecture of a Web site/application, which includes the Landfill Operation Management Advisor (LOMA) expert system, will be presented. The Web site/application is available at

Ioannis M. Dokas

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Broadened answer extraction of QA system capability using expanded notion of logical-linguistic approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The idea of this paper is to discuss the capability of question answering (QA) system by simulating understanding with respect to read a short passage and answering questions pertaining to it. Currently, passage understanding task received increased ... Keywords: logical linguistic, natural language understanding, question answering system

A. K. Rabiah; T. M. T. Sembok; B. Z. Halimah

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Petroleum-contaminated groundwater remediation systems design: A data envelopment analysis based approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Groundwater contamination is one of important environmental problems at petroleum-related sites, which is causing more and more attention. It can bring serious adverse effects on the environment and human health. Design of a groundwater remediation system ... Keywords: Cross-efficiency, Data envelopment analysis, Groundwater remediation systems design, Super-efficiency

Xiaodong Zhang; Guo H. Huang; Qianguo Lin; Hui Yu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

An intelligent relief approach for emergency services by using biological endocrine system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a new emergency service for e-government. An integrated system for developing the egovernment services is presented. The main goal of this paper is to achieve the requirements of citizens for normal, peaceful and safe society. There ... Keywords: biological endocrine system, e-government, e-service, emergency, end user satisfaction, peace, safety

A. M. Riad; Hazem M. El-Bakry; Gamal H. El-Adl

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A Mathematical Programming Approach to Optimal Markovian Switching of Poisson Arrival Streams to Queueing Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivated by certain situations in manufacturing systems and communication networks, we look into the problem of maximizing the profit in a queueing system with linear reward and cost structure and having a choice of selecting the streams of Poisson ... Keywords: Markov modulated Poisson process, admission control in queues, global optimization, linear and nonlinear programming

N. Hemachandra; Y. Narahari

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A knowledge-based system approach for sensor fault modeling, detection and mitigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sensors are vital components for control and advanced health management techniques. However, sensors continue to be considered the weak link in many engineering applications since often they are less reliable than the system they are observing. This ... Keywords: Detection, Expert system, Neural Network, Sensor failure

Jonny Carlos da Silva; Abhinav Saxena; Edward Balaban; Kai Goebel

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A knowledge sorting and matrix representation approach for developing knowledge-based product design systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Knowledge acquisition plays a very important role in constructing a knowledge-based system. As the most time-consuming phase, it has been recognized as the bottleneck in developing a knowledge-based system (KBS). This paper presents a knowledge sorting ...

ZhiMing Rao; Chun-Hsien Chen

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Promoting green ICT in China: A framework based on innovation system approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Green ICT is a key enabler of a green economy. To aid policy makers in promoting green ICT at the national level, this paper proposes a comprehensive understanding of green ICT from the perspective of green innovation and develops an analytical framework ... Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Green ICT, Green innovation, Innovation system, System failure

Jing Zhang; Xiong-Jian Liang

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A first approach to the closed-form specification and analysis of an autonomic control system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

explain our ideas with reference to a hybrid hardware/software system, and argue that it gener- alises have long been used to abstract away some of the complexity of managing a set of interconnected software components. However, the complexity of the control systems themselves has recently been

Dobson, Simon

271

A parameter estimation approach for non-linear systems biology models using spline approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mathematical models for revealing the dynamics and interactions properties of biological systems play an important role in computational systems biology. The inference of model parameter values from time-course data can be considered as a "reverse engineering" ... Keywords: nonlinear programming, parameter estimation, spline

Choujun Zhan; Lam Fat Yeung

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A knowledge-based approach for power system dynamic security assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a knowledge-based method for predicting the robustness of a power system to severe disturbances. The method builds decision trees using the attributes which are closely related to the stability of the power system. A simple power ...

B. Jeyasurya; S. S. Venkata

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Brief paper: An LMI approach to H? boundary control of semilinear parabolic and hyperbolic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exponential stability analysis and L"2-gain analysis are developed for scalar uncertain distributed parameter systems, governed by semilinear partial differential equations of parabolic and hyperbolic types. Sufficient exponential stability conditions ... Keywords: Distributed parameter systems, H? control, LMI, Lyapunov functional, Stability

Emilia Fridman; Yury Orlov

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Time-stepping numerical simulation of switched circuits within the nonsmooth dynamical systems approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical integration of switching circuits is known to be a tough issue when the number of switches is large, or when sliding modes exist. Then, classical analog simulators may behave poorly, or even fail. In this paper, it is shown on two examples ... Keywords: analog simulation, backward Euler algorithm, complementarity dynamical systems, complementarity problems, multivalued systems, power converters, switching circuits, unilateral state constraints

Vincent Acary; Olivier Bonnefon; Bernard Brogliato

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Abstract--The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way to approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Abstract-- The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way blackout [1]. The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. Public policies a high level of robustness. VII. CONCLUSIONS An alternative to smart grid concepts using many DER units

276

A Sentinel Approach to Fault Handling in Multi-Agent Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fault handling in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) is not much addressed in current research. Normally, it is considered difficult to address in detail and often well covered by traditional methods, relying on the underlying communication and operating system. In this paper it is shown that this is not necessarily true, at least not with the assumptions on applications we have made. These assumptions are a massive distribution of computing components, a heterogeneous underlying infrastructure (in terms of hardware, software and communication methods), an emerging configuration, possibly different parties in control of sub-systems, and real-time demands in parts of the system. The key problem is that while a MAS is modular and therefore should be a good platform for building fault tolerant systems, it is also non-deterministic, making it difficult to guarantee a specific behaviour, especially in fault situations. Our proposal is to introduce sentinels to guard certain functionality and to pro...

Staffan Hgg Department; Staffan Hgg

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Feasibility of Probing Dark Energy with Strong Gravitational Lensing Systems -- Fisher-Matrix Approach --  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We assess the feasibility of probing dark energy with strong gravitational lensing systems. The capability of the method, which depends on the accuracy with which the lensing systems are modeled, is quantitatively investigated using the Fisher-matrix formalism. We show that this method might place useful constraints on the density parameter and the redshift evolution of the dark energy by combining it with a constraint from supernova measurements. For this purpose, the lens potential needs to be precisely reconstructed. We determine the required quality of data. We also briefly discuss the optimal strategy to constrain the cosmological parameters using gravitational lensing systems.

Kazuhiro Yamamoto; Yasufum Kadoya; Tsukasa Murata; Toshifumi Futamase

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

278

Design approaches for solar industrial process-heat systems: nontracking and line-focus collector technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design methodology for solar industrial process heat systems is described, and an overview is given of the use of solar energy in industry. A way to determine whether solar energy makes sense for a particular application is described. The basic system configurations used to supply hot water or steam are discussed, and computer-generated graphs are supplied that allow the user to select a collector type. Detailed energy calculations are provided, including the effects of thermal losses and storage. The selection of subsystem components is described, and control systems, installation and start-up details, economics, and safety and environmental issues are explained. (LEW)

Kutscher, C.F.; Davenport, R.L.; Dougherty, D.A.; Gee, R.C.; Masterson, P.M.; May, E.K.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

An approach to the design of highly reliable and fail-safe digital systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent progress in electronic technology has resulted in extensive use of electronic digital or logical systems in many complex control processes where weight or size as well as reliability and safety is important. Typical examples are, to name a few, ...

Henry Y. H. Chuang; Santanu Das

1974-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Expert systems: A new approach to radon mitigation training and quality assurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Training radon mitigators and ensuring that they provide high-quality work on the scale necessary to reduce radon to acceptable levels in the large number of homes and schools requiring some mitigation is a challenging problem. The US Environmental Protection Agency and several states have made commendable efforts to train mitigators and ensure that they provide quality services to the public. Expert systems could be used to extend and improve the effectiveness of these efforts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the radon community to this promising new technology. The paper includes a description of a prototype system developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory that illustrates several of the capabilities that expert systems can provide, a brief explanation of how the prototype works, and a discussion of the potential roles and benefits of fully-developed expert systems for radon mitigation. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Brambley, M.R.; Hanlon, R.L.; Parker, G.B.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Comprehensive performance metrics for Complex Fenestration Systems using a relative approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Buildings account for over 40% of the energy consumption in the United States, nearly 40% of which is attributed to lighting. The selection of a fenestration system for a building is a critical decision as it offsets ...

Dave, Shreya H

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

An approach to improving the power management system in electronic devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The current power management technology baseline does not address the increasing gap between system charge performance and functionality needs in a smartphone. This gap can eventually inhibit further increases in functionality ...

Lim, Jui Min

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

A Logical Approach to Real Options Identification with Application to UAV Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Complex systems are subject to uncertainties that may lead to suboptimal performance or even catastrophic failure if unmanaged. Uncertainties may be managed through real options that provide a decision maker with the right, ...

Mikaelian, Tsoline

284

Order and diversity within a modular system for housing : a computational approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis introduces elements of a methodology to achieve order and diversity in the systematic design of street facades within a modular system for housing. In its context both order and diversity refer to the spatial ...

Duarte, Jos Pinto

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Model-driven metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli : a systems biology approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cellular and molecular biology. Washington, D.C. : ASMmodels in microbial systems biology. Curr Opin Microbiol 3.12 (iJR904 GSM/GPR). Genome Biology 2003;4:R54.1-R54.12. 14.

Feist, Adam Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A SpaceTime Multiscale Analysis System: A Sequential Variational Analysis Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As new observation systems are developed and deployed, new and presumably more precise information is becoming available for weather forecasting and climate monitoring. To take advantage of these new observations, it is desirable to have schemes ...

Y. Xie; S. Koch; J. McGinley; S. Albers; P. E. Bieringer; M. Wolfson; M. Chan

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Information theoretic approach for performance evaluation of multi-class assignment systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Multi-class assignment is often used to aid in the exploitation of data in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) community. For example, tracking systems collect detections into tracks and recognition ...

Holt, Ryan S.

288

A systemic approach to the preservation of audio documents: methodology and software tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents amethodology for the preservation of audio documents, the operational protocol that acts as the methodology, and an original open source software system that supports and automatizes several tasks along the process. The methodology ...

Federica Bressan, Sergio Canazza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

A systems approach to identifying aircraft equipage requirements, benefits, and risks of ADS-B applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is considered to be a crucial part of the next generation of air transportation systems worldwide. Developing mature ADS-B applications which provide stakeholders with ...

Jenkins, Marisa Rachael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Towards a hypermedia approach of data organization in building-modeling CAD systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The development of architectural CAD systems implies a trend of using a comprehensive building model as the storage space for all relevant data about one design project. Instead of a set of drawing files, a building is ...

Zhao, Jian, 1964-

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

A 3-level autonomous mobile robot navigation system designed by using reasoning/search approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes how soft computing methodologies such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence can be applied in a mobile robot navigation system. The navigation system that is considered has three navigation ... Keywords: Backstepping algorithm, Dynamic model of mobile robot, Fuzzy logic, Genetic algorithm, Hybrid position controller, Local minima problem, Map building, Path planning, Pruning of relevant obstacles

Jasmin Velagic; Bakir Lacevic; Branislava Perunicic

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

CHARACTERIZATION AND MONITORING OF NATURAL ATTENUATION OF CHLORINATED SOLVENTS IN GROUNDWATER: A SYSTEMS APPROACH  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this document is to examine the use of a phased approach to characterizing and monitoring (C&M) natural attenuation processes and enhanced attenuation processes and to identify promising tools and techniques by which to accomplish the C&M. We will investigate developing techniques, such as molecular-based assessment tools, and existing tools that traditionally have not been used for monitoring the performance of environmental remediation technologies. Case studies will be used to provide examples of how non-traditional methods are being employed as characterization and monitoring tools to support MNA and EA. The document is not focused on a specific group of readers but rather is broadly directed with the intent that readers may gain information useful to their purposes. Thus, regulators may see some future characterization and monitoring techniques; end users may find novel ways to make MNA or EA more effective or efficient at their site; researchers may identify new areas for development or new and better combinations of existing methods. One consequence of this broad approach is that some readers may find certain sections either too rudimentary or too advanced for their needs. Hopefully, all will be able to use at least some of the document.

Looney, B; Michael Heitkamp, M; Gary Wein (NOEMAIL), G; Christopher Bagwell, C; Karen Vangelas, K; Karen-M Adams, K; Tyler Gilmore; Norman Cutshall; David Major; Mike Truex; Todd Wiedemeier; Francis H. Chapelle; Tom Early; Jody Waugh; David Peterson; Mark Ankeny; Claire H. Sink

2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

293

BCS MPI: N new approach i the system software design for large-scale parallel computers  

SciTech Connect

Buffered Co-Scheduled (BCS) MPI proposes a new approach to design the communication libraries for large-scale parallel machines. The emphasis of BCS MPI is on the global coordination of a large number of processes rather than in the traditional optimization of the local performance of a pair of communicating processes. BCS MPI delays the interprocessor communication in order to schedule globally the communication pattern and it is designed on top of a minimal set of collective communication primitives. In this paper we describe a prototype implementation of BCS MDI and its Communication protocols. The experimental results, executed on a set of scientific applications representative of the ASCI workload, show that BCS MPI is only marginally slower than the production-level MPI, but much simpler to implement, debug and analyze.

Fernndez, J. C. (Juan C.); Petrini, F. (Fabrizio); Frachtenberg, E. (Eitan)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

An Agent-Based Approach to Monitoring and Control of District Heating Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim is to improve the monitoring and control of district heating systems through the use of agent technology. In order to increase the knowledge about the current and future state in a district heating system at the producer side, each substation is equipped with an agent that makes predictions of future consumption and monitors current consumption. The contributions to the consumers, will be higher quality of service, e.g., better ways to deal with major shortages of heat water, which is facilitated by the introduction of redistribution agents, and lower costs since less energy is needed for the heat production. Current substations are purely reactive devices and have no communication capabilities.

Fredrik Wernstedt; Paul Davidsson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

An approach to increase the scalability of location systems in WLAN networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a software layer designed to reduce the consumption of network resources and, at the same time, the amount of location traffic being carried by indoor location systems that are able to use a variety of location techniques. This new ... Keywords: A-GPS, WiFi fingerprinting, indoor location, location middleware

Israel Martin-Escalona; Francisco Barcelo-Arroyo

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

System Support for Name Authority Control Problem in Digital Libraries: OpenDBLP Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, The Pennsylvania State University dongwon@psu.edu Abstract. In maintaining Digital Libraries, having bibliographic documents for which various kinds of unique ID systems exist (e.g., DOI, ISBN), other bibliographic entities such bibliographic entities is not trivial. For instance, suppose a scholar changes her last name from A to B. Then

Lee, Dongwon

297

Early Warning Systems: an approach via Self Organizing Maps with applications to emergent markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past two decades the globalization of market economies have led to a large number of financial crises in emerging markets. The case of Paraguay in earlier '90 of the past century or, more recently, the crises in Turkey, Argentina, and Far East ... Keywords: Early Warning Systems, Emergent Markets, Self Organizing Maps

Marina Resta

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Quantitative Risk reduction estimation Tool For Control Systems, Suggested Approach and Research Needs  

SciTech Connect

For the past year we have applied a variety of risk assessment technologies to evaluate the risk to critical infrastructure from cyber attacks on control systems. More recently, we identified the need for a stand alone control system risk reduction estimation tool to provide owners and operators of control systems with a more useable, reliable, and credible method for managing the risks from cyber attack. Risk is defined as the probability of a successful attack times the value of the resulting loss, typically measured in lives and dollars. Qualitative and ad hoc techniques for measuring risk do not provide sufficient support for cost benefit analyses associated with cyber security mitigation actions. To address the need for better quantitative risk reduction models we surveyed previous quantitative risk assessment research; evaluated currently available tools; developed new quantitative techniques [17] [18]; implemented a prototype analysis tool to demonstrate how such a tool might be used; used the prototype to test a variety of underlying risk calculational engines (e.g. attack tree, attack graph); and identified technical and research needs. We concluded that significant gaps still exist and difficult research problems remain for quantitatively assessing the risk to control system components and networks, but that a useable quantitative risk reduction estimation tool is not beyond reach.

Miles McQueen; Wayne Boyer; Mark Flynn; Sam Alessi

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

User Awareness of Security Countermeasures and Its Impact on Information Systems Misuse: A Deterrence Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intentional insider misuse of information systems resources (i.e., IS misuse) represents a significant threat to organizations. For example, industry statistics suggest that between 50%--75% of security incidents originate from within an organization. ... Keywords: IS misuse, IS security, end-user security, general deterrence theory, security countermeasures, security management

John D'Arcy; Anat Hovav; Dennis Galletta

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Graphical Approach to Allocating Class Fragments in Distributed Objectbase Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper contributes by providing an allocation taxonomy to analyze DOBS models and identify the primary characteristics of a DOBS allocation. A graphical optimization technique, based on the work by Kernighan and Lin (The Bell System, Technical Journal, ... Keywords: allocation, distributed database design, fragmentation, objectbases

Ken Barker; Subhrajyoti Bhar

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to the development of commonsense knowledge modeling systems for disaster management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Knowledge is the fundamental resource that allows us to function intelligently. Similarly, organizations typically use different types of knowledge to enhance their performance. Commonsense knowledge that is not well formalized modeling is the key to ... Keywords: Ayurvedic medicine, Expert systems, Fuzzy logic, Knowledge modeling

D. S. Mendis; Asoka S. Karunananda; Udaya Samaratunga; Uditha Ratnayake

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Analysing and enhancing business processes and IT-systems for mobile workforce automation: a framework approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile B2E-applications (business-to-employee) can add significant value to a company's business, when large workforce divisions are involved in the execution of certain business processes. From a technical point of view, the major issues are solved ... Keywords: business process, information systems, mobility

Volker Gruhn; Andr Khler

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

The co-design architecture for exascale systems, a novel approach for scalable designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High performance computing (HPC) has begun scaling beyond the Petaflop range towards the Exaflop (1000 Petaflops) mark. One of the major concerns throughout the development toward such performance capability is scalability--both at the system level and ... Keywords: Co-design, Exascale, ScalableHPC, ScalableSHMEM

Gilad Shainer; Todd Wilde; Pak Lui; Tong Liu; Michael Kagan; Mike Dubman; Yiftah Shahar; Richard Graham; Pavel Shamis; Steve Poole

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Social translucence: an approach to designing systems that support social processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We are interested in desiging systems that support communication and collaboration among large groups of people over computing networks. We begin by asking what properties of the physical world support graceful human-human communication in face-to-face ... Keywords: CMC, CMI, CSCW, computer-mediated communication, social computing, social navigation, social visualization, visualization

Thomas Erickson; Wendy A. Kellogg

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

A Hamiltonian approach to compute an energy efficient trajectory for a servomotor system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper considers a nonlinear constrained optimal control problem (NCOCP) originated from energy optimal trajectory planning of servomotor systems. Solving the exact optimal solution is challenging because of the nonlinear and switching cost function, ... Keywords: Constraints, Optimal trajectory, Servomotors, Switching functions

Yebin Wang, Koichiro Ueda, Scott A. Bortoff

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

An Adaptive Heuristic Approach to Service Selection Problems in Dynamic Distributed Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quality-of-Service (QoS) aware service selectionproblems are a crucial issue in both Grids and distributed, service-oriented systems. When several implementations perservice exist, one has to be selected for each workflow step. Several heuristics have ... Keywords: Quality of Service, Service Selection, Genetic Algorithm, Blackboard

Peter Paul Beran; Elisabeth Vinek; Erich Schikuta; Maria Leitner

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Application of Neural Network approach for Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, particularly the Neural Networks (NNs), are recently having significant impact on power electronics. In a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, there is a strong relationship between the available ... Keywords: NNC, PEM fuel cells, dynamic modelling, neural network controllers, neural networks, output variables, performance modelling, power electronics, proton exchange membrane

Mustapha Hatti; Mustapha Tioursi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Application of Fuzzy Logic Control Approach in a Microcontroller-Based Sun Tracking System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficiency of a solar panel is related to the amount of solar energy it acquired, so it is necessary for the panel to track the suns position accurately. A microcontroller-based sun tracking system is proposed in this paper, which is comprised ... Keywords: sun tracking, solar panel, microcontroller, fuzzy logic control

Zhou Yan; Zhu Jiaxing

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Mitigating Cascading Outages on Power Systems: Recent Research Approaches and Emerging Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The August 14, 2003 and August 10, 1996 wide area outages are two examples of the cascading failure of a large portion of the North American power grid. Methods of better understanding, predicting, and preventing cascading failures, as well as restoring the power system after such failure, were the topics of a recent NSF/EPRI workshop.

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

310

Convergence Properties of an Interval Probabilistic Approach to System Reliability Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by the values of the corresponding parameters x = x(1), x(2), . . . , x(n) ; for example, for a nuclear reactor, interval analysis, reliability analysis, Dempster-Shafer evidence theory, random sets, random intervals of these parameters, the system exhibits certain characteristics y = y(1), y(2), . . . , y(m) ; e.g., for a nuclear

Kreinovich, Vladik

311

Taking compliance patterns and quality management system (QMS) framework approach to ensure medical billing compliance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The United States Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a number of compliance guidelines including third-party medical billing guidelines for healthcare companies in the United States to reduce errors and fraud in the field of medical billing. ... Keywords: ISO 9001, OIG, common audit framework, medical billing compliance patterns, quality management system (QMS)

Syeda Uzma Gardazi, Arshad Ali Shahid

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

A fuzzy approach used in expert system for optimal neutral grounding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper an expert system for selecting the appropriate neutral grounding method in medium voltage distribution network is presented. The grounding method should provide the best response in the case of a single-grounding fault. To fulfill this ... Keywords: fuzzy rules, medium voltage distribution network, neutral grounding method

Toader Dumitru; Lustrea Bucur; Blaj Constantin; Borlea Ioan; Haragus Stefan

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A Novel Knowledge-Driven Systems Biology Approach for Phenotype Prediction upon Genetic Intervention  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Deciphering the biological networks underlying complex phenotypic traits, e.g., human disease is undoubtedly crucial to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and to develop effective therapeutics. Due to the network complexity and the relatively ... Keywords: Dynamic Bayesian network, genetic network, phenotype prediction, genetic intervention, systems biology, breast cancer, cell proliferation.

Rui Chang; Robert Shoemaker; Wei Wang

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

A risk-based approach to supporting the operator role in complex monitoring systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many facility and infrastructure Central Monitoring Systems have functions that relate to the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure protection and resilience. Issues of concern include terrorist threats. To counter such threats, use is ... Keywords: IEC 61508, SIL, critical, facilities, infrastructure, monitoring, safety, tunnel

Kevin Anderson

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

A Constraint-Based Approach to Assigning System Components to Tasks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In multi-component systems, individual components must be assigned to the tasks that they are to perform. In many applications, there are several possible task decompositions that could be used to achieve the task, and there are limited resources ... Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicles, constrained heuristic search, constraint satisfaction, task assignment

Elise H. Turner; Roy M. Turner

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

A behavioral theory of insider-threat risks: A system dynamics approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors describe a behavioral theory of the dynamics of insider-threat risks. Drawing on data related to information technology security violations and on a case study created to explain the dynamics observed in that data, the authors constructed ... Keywords: Insider threat, behavioral theory, judgment and decision making, policy analysis, risk, security modeling, signal detection theory, system dynamics modeling

Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano; Eliot Rich; Stephen Conrad; David F. Andersen; Thomas R. Stewart

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

The chemical effects of the Martian environment on power system component materials: A theoretical approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the foreseeable future, an expedition may be undertaken to explore the planet Mars. Some of the power source options being considered for such a mission are photovoltaics, regenerative fuel cells and nuclear reactors. In addition to electrical power requirements, environmental conditions en route to Mars, in the planetary orbit and on the Martian surface must be simulated and studied in order to anticipate and solve potential problems. Space power systems components such as photovoltaic arrays, radiators, and solar concentrators may be vulnerable to degradation in the Martian environment. Natural characteristics of Mars which may pose a threat to surface power systems include high velocity winds, dust, ultraviolet radiation, large daily variations in temperature, reaction to components of the soil, atmosphere and atmospheric condensates as well as synergistic combinations. Most of the current knowledge of the characteristics of the Martian atmosphere and soil composition was obtained from the Viking 1 and 2 missions in 1976. This paper presents a theoretical study used to assess the effects of the Martian atmospheric conditions on the power systems components. A computer program written at NASA Lewis Research Center in 1961 to 1962 for combustion research that uses a free-energy minimization technique was used to calculate chemical equilibrium for assigned thermodynamic states of temperature and pressure. The power system component materials selected for this study include: Silicon dioxide, silicon, carbon, copper, and titanium. Combinations of environments and materials considered in this study include: (1) Mars atmosphere with power surface material, (2) Mars atmosphere and dust component with power surface material, (3) Mars atmosphere and hydrogen peroxide or superoxide with power system material.

Perez-Davis, M.E.; Gaier, J.R. [Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Home Design & Remodeling | Department of Energy  

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

Design & Remodeling Design & Remodeling Home Design & Remodeling Ultra-Efficient Home Design An ultra-efficient home can be designed and built to produce as much energy as it uses -- or even more! Read more Passive Solar Home Design Passive solar design takes advantage of a building's site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. Read more Whole-House Systems Approach A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. This approach helps homeowners, architects, and builders develop successful strategies for optimizing home energy efficiency. Read more Investing in your home's energy efficiency when designing a new home or remodeling an existing one can help you save energy and money in the long

319

Bell-CHSH function approach to quantum phase transitions in matrix product systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently, nonlocality and Bell inequalities have been used to investigate quantum phase transitions (QPTs) in low-dimensional quantum systems. Nonlocality can be detected by the Bell-CHSH function (BCF). In this work, we extend the study of BCF to the QPTs in matrix product systems (MPSs). In this kind of QPTs, the ground-state energy keeps analytical in the vicinity of the QPT points, and is usually called the MPS-QPTs. For several typical models, our results show that BCF can signal the MPS-QPTs very well. In addition, we find BCF can capture signal of QPTs in unentangled states and classical states, for which other measures of quantum correlation (quantum entanglement and quantum discord) fail. Furthermore, we find that in these MPSs, there exists some kind of quantum correlation which cannot be characterized by entanglement, or by nonlocality.

Zhao-Yu Sun; Hai-Lin Huang; Bo Wang

2013-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

320

Strategy Guideline: Compact Air Distribution Systems  

SciTech Connect

This Strategy Guideline discusses the benefits and challenges of using a compact air distribution system to handle the reduced loads and reduced air volume needed to condition the space within an energy efficient home. Traditional systems sized by 'rule of thumb' (i.e., 1 ton of cooling per 400 ft2 of floor space) that 'wash' the exterior walls with conditioned air from floor registers cannot provide appropriate air mixing and moisture removal in low-load homes. A compact air distribution system locates the HVAC equipment centrally with shorter ducts run to interior walls, and ceiling supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls along the ceiling plane; alternatively, high sidewall supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls. Potential drawbacks include resistance from installing contractors or code officials who are unfamiliar with compact air distribution systems, as well as a lack of availability of low-cost high sidewall or ceiling supply outlets to meet the low air volumes with good throw characteristics. The decision criteria for a compact air distribution system must be determined early in the whole-house design process, considering both supply and return air design. However, careful installation of a compact air distribution system can result in lower material costs from smaller equipment, shorter duct runs, and fewer outlets; increased installation efficiencies, including ease of fitting the system into conditioned space; lower loads on a better balanced HVAC system, and overall improved energy efficiency of the home.

Burdick, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Issues and Approach to Meet the Safety Requirements in Tokamak Cooling Water System of ITER  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ITER (Latin for 'the way') tokamak cooling water system (TCWS) consists of several separate systems to cool the major ITER components - the divertor/limiter, the first wall blanket, the neutral beam injector and the vacuum vessel. The ex-vessel part of the TCWS systems provides a confinement function for tritium and activated corrosion products in the cooling water. The Vacuum Vessel System also has a functional safety requirement regarding the residual heat removal from in-vessel components. A preliminary hazards assessment (PHA) was performed for a better understanding of the hazards, initiating events, and defense in depth mechanisms associated with the TCWS. The PHA was completed using the following steps. (1) Hazard Identification. Hazards associated with the TCWS were identified including radiological/chemical/electromagnetic hazards and physical hazards (e.g., high voltage, high pressure, high temperature, falling objects). (2) Hazard Categorization. Hazards identified in step (1) were categorized as to their potential for harm to the workers, the public, and/or the environment. (3) Hazard Evaluation. The design was examined to determine initiating events that might occur and that could expose the public, environment, or workers to the hazard. In addition the system was examined to identify barriers that prevent exposure. Finally, consequences to the public or workers were qualitatively assessed, should the initiating event occur and one or more of the barriers fail. Frequency of occurrence of the initiating event and subsequent barrier failure was qualitatively estimated. (4) Accident Analysis. A preliminary hazards analysis was performed on the conceptual design of the TCWS. As the design progresses, a detailed accident analysis will be performed in the form of a failure modes and effects analysis. The results of the PHA indicated that the principal hazards associated with the TCWS were those associated with radiation. These were low compared to hazards associated with nuclear fission reactors and were limited to potential exposure to the on-site workers if appropriate protective actions were not used. However, the risk to the general public off-site was found to be negligible even under worst case accident conditions.

Flanagan, George F [ORNL; Reyes, Susana [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Chang, Keun Pack [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Berry, Jan [ORNL; Kim, Seokho H [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

A mobile computer system to support collaborative ethnography: an approach to the elicitation of knowledge of work teams in complex environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a collaborative ethnography approach for knowledge elicitation of work teams in complex environments. It discusses the concepts of cognitive systems, distributed cognition, and presents a review of methods commonly used in the elicitation ... Keywords: ethnography, mobile

Luiz Carlos L. Silva, Jr.; Marcos R. S. Borges; Paulo Victor R. de Carvalho

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Critical Infrastructure Modeling: An Approach to Characterizing Interdependencies of Complex Networks & Control Systems  

SciTech Connect

Critical infrastructure control systems face many challenges entering the 21st century, including natural disasters, cyber attacks, and terrorist attacks. Revolutionary change is required to solve many existing issues, including gaining greater situational awareness and resiliency through embedding modeling and advanced control algorithms in smart sensors and control devices instead of in a central controller. To support design, testing, and component analysis, a flexible simulation and modeling capability is needed. Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory are developing and evaluating such a capability through their CIPRsim modeling and simulation framework.

Stuart Walsh; Shane Cherry; Lyle Roybal

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

UNIQUE APPROACH TO COMPLYING WITH VERY LOW NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT LIMITS FOR COPPER  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NPDES permit issued to the Savannah River Site (SRS) in 2003 contained copper limits as low as six micrograms per liter. It also contained compliance schedules that provided SRS with anywhere from three to five years to select and implement projects that would enable compliance at several outfalls. Some outfall problems were much more difficult to correct than others. SRS personnel implemented several innovative projects in order to meet compliance schedule deadlines as inexpensively as possible. One innovation, constructing a humic acid feed system to increase effluent dissolved organic carbon (DOC) content, has proven to be very successful.

Payne, B.; Halverson, N.; Looney, B.; Millings, M.; Nichols, R.; Noonkester, J.

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

325

The sequence coding and search system: An approach for constructing and analyzing event sequences at commercial nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recognized the importance of the collection, assessment, and feedstock of operating experience data from commercial nuclear power plants and has centralized these activities in the Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD). Such data is essential for performing safety and reliability analyses, especially analyses of trends and patterns to identify undesirable changes in plant performance at the earliest opportunity to implement corrective measures to preclude the occurrences of a more serious event. One of NRC's principal tools for collecting and evaluating operating experience data is the Sequence Coding and Search System (SCSS). The SCSS consists of a methodology for structuring event sequences and the requisite computer system to store and search the data. The source information for SCSS is the Licensee Event Report (LER), which is a legally required document. This paper describes the objective SCSS, the information it contains, and the format and approach for constructuring SCSS event sequences. Examples are presented demonstrating the use SCSS to support the analysis of LER data. The SCSS contains over 30,000 LERs describing events from 1980 through the present. Insights gained from working with a complex data system from the initial developmental stage to the point of a mature operating system are highlighted.

Mays, G.T.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The CARAT program, carried out by Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation (KAT), has been one of the most commercially successful KAT R&D programs to date. Based on previous development of its technology, KAT designed, constructed and tested a highly efficient motor and controller system under this CARAT program with supplemental commercial funding. Throughout this CARAT effort, the technical objectives have been refined and refocused. Some objectives have been greatly expanded, while others have been minimized. The determining factor in all decisions to refocus the objectives was the commercial need, primarily the needs of KAT manufacturing partners. Several companies are employing the resulting CARAT motor and controller designs in prototypes for commercial products. Two of these companies have committed to providing cost share in order to facilitate the development. One of these companies is a major manufacturing company developing a revolutionary new family of products requiring the ultra-high system efficiency achievable by the KAT motor and controller technologies (known as Segmented ElectroMagnetic Array, or SEMA technology). Another company requires the high efficiency, quiet operation, and control characteristics afforded by the same basic motor and controller for an advanced air filtration product. The combined annual production requirement projected by these two companies exceeds one million units by 2005.

Roy Kessinger Jr.; Keith Seymour; Kanchan Angal; Jason Wolf; Steve Brewer; Leonard Schrank

2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

327

Solar system and equivalence principle constraints on f(R) gravity by chameleon approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study constraints on f(R) dark energy models from solar system experiments combined with experiments on the violation of equivalence principle. When the mass of an equivalent scalar field degree of freedom is heavy in a region with high density, a spherically symmetric body has a thin-shell so that an effective coupling of the fifth force is suppressed through a chameleon mechanism. We place experimental bounds on the cosmologically viable models recently proposed in literature which have an asymptotic form f(R)=R-lambda R_c [1-(R_c/R)^{2n}] in the regime R >> R_c. From the solar-system constraints on the post-Newtonian parameter gamma, we derive the bound n>0.5, whereas the constraints from the violations of weak and strong equivalence principles give the bound n>0.9. This allows a possibility to find the deviation from the LambdaCDM cosmological model. For the model f(R)=R-lambda R_c(R/R_c)^p with 0

Salvatore Capozziello; Shinji Tsujikawa

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

328

A time convolution less density matrix approach to the nonlinear optical response of a coupled system-bath complex  

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Time convolution less density matrix theory (TCL) is a powerful and well established tool to investigate strong system-bath coupling for linear optical spectra. We show that TCL equations can be generalised to the nonlinear optical response up to a chosen order in the optical field. This goal is achieved via an time convolution less perturbation scheme for the reduced density matrices of the electronic system. In our approach, the most important results are the inclusion of a electron-phonon coupling non-diagonal in the electronic states and memory effects of the bath: First, the considered model system is introduced. Second, the time evolution of the statistical operator is expanded with respect to the external optical field. This expansion is the starting point to explain how a TCL theory can treat the response up to in a certain order in the external field. Third, new TCL equations, including bath memory effects, are derived and the problem of information loss in the reduced density matrix is analysed. For this purpose, new dimensions are added to the reduced statistical operator to compensate lack of information in comparison with the full statistical operator. The theory is benchmarked with a two level system and applied to a three level system including non-diagonal phonon coupling. In our analysis of pump-probe experiments, the bath memory is influenced by the system state occupied between pump and probe pulse. In particular, the memory of the bath influences the dephasing process of electronic coherences developing during the time interval between pump and probe pulses.

Richter, Marten [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Nichtlineare Optik und Quantenelektronik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)], E-mail: marten.richter@tu-berlin.de; Knorr, Andreas [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Nichtlineare Optik und Quantenelektronik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

329

Photoemission in strongly correlated crystalline f-electron systems: A need for a new approach  

SciTech Connect

The unusual properties of heavy fermion (or heavy electron) materials have sparked an avalanche of research over the last two decades in order to understand the basic phenomena responsible for these properties. Photoelectron spectroscopy (often referred to as PES in the following sections), the most direct measurement of the electronic structure of a material, should in principle be able to shed considerable light on this matter. In general the distinction between a localized and a band-like state is trivially observed in band dispersion. Much of the past work was performed on poly-crystalline samples, scraped in-situ to expose a clean surface for PES. There have since been considerable advances both in the quality of specimens as well as experimental resolution, which raise questions regarding these conclusions. Much of the past work on poly-crystalline samples has been reported in several review articles, most notably Allen et al., and it is not necessary here to review those efforts again, with the exception of subsequent work performed at high resolution. The primary focus of the present review will be on new measurements obtained on single crystals, cleaved or prepared in situ and measured at high resolution, which seem to suggest that agreement with the GS and NCA approximations is less than perfect, and that perhaps the starting models need to be modified, or that even an entirely new approach is called for. Of the promising new models the Periodic Anderson Model is most closely related to the SIM. Indeed, at high temperatures it reverts to the SIM. However, the charge polaron model of Liu (1997) as well as the two-electron band model of Sheng and Cooper (1995) cannot yet be ruled out. Inasmuch as the bulk of the single crystal work was performed by the Los Alamos group, this review will draw heavily on those results. Moreover, since the GS and NCA approximations represent the most comprehensive and widely accepted treatment of heavy fermion PES, it is only natural that the authors primarily concern themselves with analysis of PES data in terms of these models, in order to thoroughly test their validity in light of the new data.

Arko, A.J.; Joyce, J.J.; Sarrao, J. [and others

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Toward the Quantum Design of Multichannel Systems (The Inverse Problem Approach)  

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The multichannel generalization of the theory of spectral, scattering and decay control is presented. New universal algorithms of construction of complex quantum systems with given properties are suggested. Particularly, transformations of interaction matrices leading to the concentration of waves in a chosen partial channel and spatial localization are shown. The limiting instructive cases illustrating different phenomena which occur with the combination of 'incompatible' properties are considered. For example, the scattering solutions with different resonance widths at the same energy for the same interaction are revealed. Analogously, a 'paradoxical' coexistence of both strong reflection and absolute transparency is explained. The case of the violation of 'natural' asymptotic behavior of partial wave function is demonstrated : it has a greater damping decrement for the channel with a lower threshold. Peculiarities of the multichannel periodic structures, bound states embedded into continuum, resonance tunneling and degeneracy of states are described.

V. M. Chabanov; B. N. Zakhariev; I. V. Amirkhanov

2001-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

331

Toward the Quantum Design of Multichannel Systems (The Inverse Problem Approach)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The multichannel generalization of the theory of spectral, scattering and decay control is presented. New universal algorithms of construction of complex quantum systems with given properties are suggested. Particularly, transformations of interaction matrices leading to the concentration of waves in a chosen partial channel and spatial localization are shown. The limiting instructive cases illustrating different phenomena which occur with the combination of 'incompatible' properties are considered. For example, the scattering solutions with different resonance widths at the same energy for the same interaction are revealed. Analogously, a 'paradoxical' coexistence of both strong reflection and absolute transparency is explained. The case of the violation of 'natural' asymptotic behavior of partial wave function is demonstrated : it has a greater damping decrement for the channel with a lower threshold. Peculiarities of the multichannel periodic structures, bound states embedded into continuum, resonance tunn...

Chabanov, V M; Amirkhanov, I V

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

On-line alert systems for production plants: A conflict based approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a new methodology for detecting faults and abnormal behavior in production plants. The methodology stems from a joint project with a Danish energy consortium. During the course of the project we encountered several problems that we believe are common for projects of this type. Most notably there was a lack of both knowledge and data concerning possible faults, and it therefore turned out to be infeasible to learn/construct a standard classification model for doing fault detection. As an alternative we propose a method for doing on-line fault detection using only a model of normal system operation. Faults are detected by measuring the conflict between the model and the sensor readings, and knowledge about the possible faults is therefore not required. We illustrate the proposed method using real-world data from a coal driven power plant as well as simulated data from an oil production facility.

Nielsen, T.D.; Jensen, F.V. [University of Aalborg, Aalborg (Denmark)

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Approach to Quantifying the Contribution of Variable Generation and Transmission to System Reliability: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The increasing electrical load served by variable generation (VG), such as wind and solar energy, in the United States and many other countries has stimulated an interesting line of research to better quantify the capacity value of these resources. Methods applied traditionally to thermal units based on their average outage rates do not apply to VG because of their uncertain and non-dispatchable nature. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Integration of Variable Generation Task Force recently released a report that highlighted the need to develop and benchmark underlying loss-of-load expectation and related metrics that reasonably and fairly calculate the contribution to planning reserves, or capacity value, of solar and wind power. As the fraction of generation coming from VG becomes more significant, their estimated capacity value will have a larger impact on system planning. In this paper, we provide a method to include VG in traditional probabilistic-based adequacy methods. This method has been implemented in the Renewable Energy Probabilistic Resource Assessment tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through an example based on the U.S. Western Interconnection, this method is applied to assess the effect that transmission can have on resource adequacy. We also analyze the interactions between available transmission and capacity value for VG.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Probabilistic Approach to Quantifying the Contribution of Variable Generation and Transmission to System Reliability: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The increasing electrical load served by variable generation (VG), such as wind and solar energy, in the United States and many other countries has stimulated an interesting line of research to better quantify the capacity value of these resources. Methods applied traditionally to thermal units based on their average outage rates do not apply to VG because of their uncertain and non-dispatchable nature. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Integration of Variable Generation Task Force recently released a report that highlighted the need to develop and benchmark underlying loss-of-load expectation and related metrics that reasonably and fairly calculate the contribution to planning reserves, or capacity value, of solar and wind power. As the fraction of generation coming from VG becomes more significant, their estimated capacity value will have a larger impact on system planning. In this paper, we provide a method to include VG in traditional probabilistic-based adequacy methods. This method has been implemented in the Renewable Energy Probabilistic Resource Assessment tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through an example based on the U.S. Western Interconnection, this method is applied to assess the effect that transmission can have on resource adequacy. We also analyze the interactions between available transmission and capacity value for VG.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A One System Integrated Approach to Simulant Selection for Hanford High Level Waste Mixing and Sampling Tests  

SciTech Connect

The Hanford Tank Operations Contractor (TOC) and the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) contractor are both engaged in demonstrating mixing, sampling, and transfer system capabilities using simulated Hanford High-Level Waste (HLW) formulations. This represents one of the largest remaining technical issues with the high-level waste treatment mission at Hanford. Previous testing has focused on very specific TOC or WTP test objectives and consequently the simulants were narrowly focused on those test needs. A key attribute in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Recommendation 2010-2 is to ensure testing is performed with a simulant that represents the broad spectrum of Hanford waste. The One System Integrated Project Team is a new joint TOC and WTP organization intended to ensure technical integration of specific TOC and WTP systems and testing. A new approach to simulant definition has been mutually developed that will meet both TOC and WTP test objectives for the delivery and receipt of HLW. The process used to identify critical simulant characteristics, incorporate lessons learned from previous testing, and identify specific simulant targets that ensure TOC and WTP testing addresses the broad spectrum of Hanford waste characteristics that are important to mixing, sampling, and transfer performance are described.

Thien, Mike G. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA (United States); Barnes, Steve M. [URS, Richland, WA (United States)

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

336

Available Technologies: Ventilation Controller for Improved Indoor ...  

Iain Walker and colleagues at Berkeley Lab have developed a dynamic control system for whole-house ventilation fans that provides maximal air quality while reducing ...

337

RESIDENTIAL INTEGRATED VENTILATION ENERGY CONTROLLER - Energy ...  

A residential controller is described which is used to manage the mechanical ventilation systems of a home, installed to meet whole-house ventilation requirements, at ...

338

Report on Applicability of Residential Ventilation Standards in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

but also because passive, whole-house ventilation systemsPassive Ventilation by Constant Area Vents to Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Houses",

Sherman, Max H.; McWilliam, Jennifer A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Energy and air quality implications of passive stack ventilation...  

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in residential buildings and compliance is normally achieved with fully mechanical whole-house systems; however, alternative methods may be used to provide the required...

340

Examination of the role of nuclear deterrence in the 21st century: a systems analysis approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Until very recently, an evaluation of US policy regarding deterrence and the role of its nuclear weapons arsenal as a deterrent has been largely absent in the public debate. With President's Obama embrace of a goal of a future world without nuclear weapons, issues of nuclear policy and deterrence have just recently risen to the forefront of policy discussions. The traditional role of US nuclear weapons-to deter the use of nuclear weapons by other states-endures, but is no longer unique nor even predominant. In an increasingly multi-polar world, the US now faces growing risks of nuclear weapons proliferation; the spread of weapons of mass destruction generally to non-state, substate and transnational actors; cyber, space, economic, environmental and resource threats along with the application of numerous other forms of 'soft power' in ways that are inimical to national security and to global stability. What concept of deterrence should the US seek to maintain in the 21st Century? That question remains fluid and central to the current debate. Recently there has been a renewed focusing of attention on the role of US nuclear weapons and a national discussion about what the underlying policy should be. In this environment, both the United States and Russia have committed to drastic reductions in their nuclear arsenals, while still maintaining forces sufficient to ensure unacceptable consequence in response to acts of aggression. Further, the declared nuclear powers have maintained that a limited nuclear arsenal continues to provide insurance against uncertain developments in a changing world. In this environment of US and Russian stockpile reductions, all declared nuclear states have reiterated the central role which nuclear weapons continue to provide for their supreme national security interests. Given this new environment and the challenges of the next several decades, how might the United States structure its policy and forces with regard to nuclear weapons? Many competing objectives have been stated across the spectrum of political, social, and military thought. These objectives include goals of ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, recommitment to further downsizing of the nuclear arsenal, embracing a long-term goal of the elimination of nuclear weapons, limitations on both the production complex and upgrades to nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and controls and constraints to limit proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons, particularly to rogue states and terrorist groups.

Martz, Joseph C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stevens, Patrice A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Branstetter, Linda [SNL; Hoover, Edward [SNL; O' Brien, Kevin [SNL; Slavin, Adam [SNL; Caswell, David [STANFORD UNIV

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geochemical Enhancement Of Enhanced Geothermal System Reservoirs: An Integrated Field And Geochemical Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The geochemical effects of injecting fluids into geothermal reservoirs are poorly understood and may be significantly underestimated. Decreased performance of injection wells has been observed in several geothermal fields after only a few years of service, but the reasons for these declines has not been established. This study had three primary objectives: 1) determine the cause(s) of the loss of injectivity; 2) utilize these observations to constrain numerical models of water-rock interactions; and 3) develop injection strategies for mitigating and reversing the potential effects of these interactions. In this study rock samples from original and redrilled injection wells at Coso and the Salton Sea geothermal fields, CA, were used to characterize the mineral and geochemical changes that occurred as a result of injection. The study documented the presence of mineral scales and at both fields in the reservoir rocks adjacent to the injection wells. At the Salton Sea, the scales consist of alternating layers of fluorite and barite, accompanied by minor anhydrite, amorphous silica and copper arsenic sulfides. Amorphous silica and traces of calcite were deposited at Coso. The formation of silica scale at Coso provides an example of the effects of untreated (unacidified) injectate on the reservoir rocks. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry were used to characterize the scale deposits. The silica scale in the reservoir rocks at Coso was initially deposited as spheres of opal-A 1-2 micrometers in diameter. As the deposits matured, the spheres coalesced to form larger spheres up to 10 micrometer in diameter. Further maturation and infilling of the spaces between spheres resulted in the formation of plates and sheets that substantially reduce the original porosity and permeability of the fractures. Peripheral to the silica deposits, fluid inclusions with high water/gas ratios provide a subtle record of interactions between the injectate and reservoir rocks. In contrast, fluid inclusions trapped prior to injection are relatively gas rich. These results suggest that the rocks undergo extensive microfracturing during injection and that the composition of the fluid inclusions will be biased toward the youngest event. Interactions between the reservoir rocks and injectate were modeled using the non-isothermal reactive geochemical transport code TOUGHREACT. Changes in fluid pH, fracture porosity, fracture permeability, fluid temperature, and mineral abundances were monitored. The simulations predict that amorphous silica will precipitate primarily within a few meters of the injection well and that mineral deposition will lead to rapid declines in fracture porosity and permeability, consistent with field observations. In support of Enhanced Geothermal System development, petrologic studies of Coso well 46A-19RD were conducted to determine the regions that are most likely to fail when stimulated. These studies indicate that the most intensely brecciated and altered rocks in the zone targeted for stimulation (below 10,000 ft (3048 m)) occur between 11,200 and 11,350 ft (3414 and 3459 m). This zone is interpreted as a shear zone that initially juxtaposed quartz diorite against granodiorite. Strong pervasive alteration and veining within the brecciated quartz diorite and granodiorite suggest this shear zone was permeable in the past. This zone of weakness was subsequently exploited by a granophyre dike whose top occurs at 11,350 ft (3459 m). The dike is unaltered. We anticipate, based on analysis of the well samples that failure during stimulation will most likely occur on this shear zone.

Joseph N. Moore

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

Agile project dynamics : a strategic project management approach to the study of large-scale software development using system dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Large-scale software engineering organizations have traditionally used plan-driven, heavyweight, waterfall-style approaches for the planning, execution, and monitoring of software development efforts. This approach often ...

Glaiel, Firas (Firas S.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

A Vehicle Systems Approach to Evaluate Plug-in Hybrid Battery Cold Start, Life and Cost Issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The batteries used in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) need to overcome significant technical challenges in order for PHEVs to become economically viable and have a large market penetration. The internship at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) involved two experiments which looked at a vehicle systems approach to analyze two such technical challenges: Battery life and low battery power at cold (-7 ?C) temperature. The first experiment, concerning battery life and its impact on gasoline savings due to a PHEV, evaluates different vehicle control strategies over a pre-defined vehicle drive cycle, in order to identify the control strategy which yields the maximum dollar savings (operating cost) over the life of the vehicle, when compared to a charge sustaining hybrid. Battery life degradation over the life of the vehicle, and fuel economy savings on every trip (daily) are taken into account when calculating the net present value of the gasoline dollars saved. The second experiment evaluates the impact of different vehicle control strategies in heating up the PHEV battery (due to internal ohmic losses) for cold ambient conditions. The impact of low battery power (available to the vehicle powertrain) due to low battery and ambient temperatures has been well documented in literature. The trade-off between the benefits of heating up the battery versus heating up the internal combustion engine are evaluated, using different control strategies, and the control strategy, which provided optimum temperature rise of each component, is identified.

Shidore, Neeraj Shripad

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

A dynamic decisional approach for the reliability analysis of the steam cycle system in a combined thermal power plant.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A dynamic probabilistic risk assessment approach is proposed in this dissertation. IDDA is a tool based on a decision-dynamic event tree, it allows us to (more)

FRAGOMENI, UMBERTO

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Commissioning Residential Ventilation Systems: A Combined Assessment of  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Commissioning Residential Ventilation Systems: A Combined Assessment of Commissioning Residential Ventilation Systems: A Combined Assessment of Energy and Air Quality Potential Values Title Commissioning Residential Ventilation Systems: A Combined Assessment of Energy and Air Quality Potential Values Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5969E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Turner, William J. N., Jennifer M. Logue, and Craig P. Wray Date Published 07/2012 Keywords commissioning, energy, health, indoor air quality, residential, valuation, ventilation Abstract Due to changes in building codes, whole-house mechanical ventilation systems are being installed in new California homes. Few measurements are available, but the limited data suggest that these systems don't always perform as code and forecasts predict. Such deficiencies occur because systems are usually field assembled without design specifications, and there is no consistent process to identify and correct problems. The value of such activities in terms of reducing energy use and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is poorly understood. Commissioning such systems when they are installed or during subsequent building retrofits is a step towards eliminating deficiencies and optimizing the tradeoff between energy use and IAQ.

346

Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus (JGI Seventh Annual User Meeting 2012: Genomics of Energy and Environment)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

N. Louise Glass from the University of California, Berkeley, presents a talk titled "Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus" at the JGI 7th Annual Users Meeting: Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California.

Glass, N Louise [UC Berkeley

2012-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

347

Extending Performance and Evaluating Risks of PV Systems Failure Using a Fault Tree and Event Tree Approach: Analysis of the Possible Application  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Performance and reliability of photovoltaic (PV) systems are important issues in the overall evaluation of a PV plant and its components. While performance is connected to the amount of energy produced by the PV installation in the working environmental conditions, reliability impacts the availability of the system to produce the expected amount of energy. In both cases, the evaluation should be done considering information and data coming from indoor as well as outdoor tests. In this paper a way of re-thinking performance, giving it a probabilistic connotation, and connecting the two concepts of performance and reliability is proposed. The paper follows a theoretical approach and discusses the way to obtaining such information, facing benefits and problems. The proposed probabilistic performance accounts for the probability of the system to function correctly, thus passing through the complementary evaluation of the probability of system malfunctions and consequences. Scenarios have to be identified where the system is not functioning properly or at all. They are expected to be combined in a probabilistic safety analysis (PSA) based approach, providing not only the required probability, but also being capable of giving a prioritization of the risks and the most dominant scenario associated to a specific situation. This approach can offer the possibility to highlight the most critical parts of a PV system, as well as providing support in design activities identifying weak connections.

Colli A.

2012-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

348

Competition and congestion in the National Aviation System : multi-agent, multi-stakeholder approaches for evaluation and mitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The US National Aviation System (NAS) is a complex system with multiple, interacting agents including airlines, passengers, and system operators, each with somewhat different objectives and incentives. These interactions ...

Vaze, Vikrant (Vikrant Suhas)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Meeting Residential Ventilation Standards Through Dynamic Control of Ventilation Systems  

SciTech Connect

Existing ventilation standards, including American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.2, specify continuous operation of a defined mechanical ventilation system to provide minimum ventilation, with time-based intermittent operation as an option. This requirement ignores several factors and concerns including: other equipment such as household exhaust fans that might incidentally provide ventilation, negative impacts of ventilation when outdoor pollutant levels are high, the importance of minimizing energy use particularly during times of peak electricity demand, and how the energy used to condition air as part of ventilation system operation changes with outdoor conditions. Dynamic control of ventilation systems can provide ventilation equivalent to or better than what is required by standards while minimizing energy costs and can also add value by shifting load during peak times and reducing intake of outdoor air contaminants. This article describes the logic that enables dynamic control of whole-house ventilation systems to meet the intent of ventilation standards and demonstrates the dynamic ventilation system control concept through simulations and field tests of the Residential Integrated Ventilation-Energy Controller (RIVEC).

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Decision support system based on hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy approach: A case study in detecting gamma ray signals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision support systems are powerful technologies for complex decision making and problem solving. However, constructing an accurate and interpretable decision support system (DSS) for any domain is a challenge. In this paper, a novel hierarchical co-evolutionary ... Keywords: ANFIS, Co-evolutionary learning, DENFIS, Decision support system, Fuzzy system, Genetic algorithm, HiCEFS, Hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy system, High-energy gamma rays, TSK

H. Huang; M. Pasquier; C. Quek

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Colloids in Saturated and Partially-Saturated Porous Media: Approaches to the Treatment of Colloids in Yucca Mountain Total System Performance Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Within the Yucca Mountain Project, most contaminant transport modeling has considered the mobility of dissolved aqueous species but has neglected colloid transport. This report provides a survey of what is known about colloid-aided contaminant transport and the incorporation of this mechanism in Total System Performance Assessments (TSPAs) for deep geologic disposal of radioactive wastes. The report concludes with several recommendations for appropriate approaches to assessing the importance of colloid-a...

1999-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

352

Managing the Proliferation of Digital Technology in the Automotive Industry A Systems Engineering Approach to Embedded Software  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Managing the Proliferation of Digital Technology in the Automotive Industry A Systems Engineering (1993) Submitted to the System Design and Management Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements. Signature of Author Dawn R. Paluszny System Design and Management Program Certified by Nancy G. Leveson

de Weck, Olivier L.

353

A multi-formalism approach for model-based dynamic distribution of user interfaces of critical interactive systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evolution in the context of use requires evolutions in the user interfaces even when they are currently used by operators. User Centered Development promotes reactive answers to this kind of evolutions either by software evolutions through iterative ... Keywords: Automation, Distributed user interfaces, Dynamic reconfiguration of user interfaces, Formal description techniques, Interactive software engineering, Model-based approaches

Clia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Recommended Approaches and Design Criteria for Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are gaining increased attention worldwide for application in nuclear power plant (NPP) instrumentation and control (IC) systems, particularly for safety applications. The use of FPGAs might reduce complexity and the associated burden of gaining regulatory approval and provide better protection against obsolescence compared to conventional microprocessor-based systems. This report provides guidelines and design criteria for application of FPGAs in NPP IC systems, add...

2011-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

355

A Novel System Architecture for the National Integration of Electronic Health Records: A Semi-Centralized Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of a national electronic health records integration system is to aggregate electronic health records concerning a particular patient at different healthcare providers' systems to provide a complete medical history of the patient. It holds the ... Keywords: Distributed EHR, EHR-integration, Electronic health records, Medical record linkage, Semi-centralized EHR

Asma Aljarullah; Samir El-Masri

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

The physiology analysis system: An integrated approach for warehousing, management and analysis of time-series physiology data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physiology analysis system (PAS) was developed as a resource to support the efficient warehousing, management, and analysis of physiology data, particularly, continuous time-series data that may be extensive, of variable quality, and distributed ... Keywords: Data base management system, Data display, Medical informatics, Physiology, Time-series data analysis

Thomas M. McKenna; Gagandeep Bawa; Kamal Kumar; Jaques Reifman

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Development of New Soft Ionization Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Spatial Imaging of Complex Chemical and Biological Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chemical and Biological Systems Research Team: Julia Laskin, Ljiljana Pasa-Toli, Brandi Heath, Ingela Laskin (PNNL) Purpose Multimodal chemical characterization of microbial biofilms focused bacterial colonies Develop novel mass spectrometry-based chemical imaging capabilities broadly applicable

358

A decomposition approach for optimizing large-scale parallel image composition on multi-core MPP systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, multi-core processor architecture has emerged as the predominant hardware architecture for high performance computing (HPC) systems. In addition, computational nodes based on SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) and NUMA (non-uniform memory ...

J. Nonaka; K. Ono

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Hadoop/MapReduce approach for monitoring the CERN storage system and improving the ATLAS computing model  

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The processing of huge amounts of data, an already fundamental task for the research in the elementary particle physics field, is becoming more and more important also for companies operating in the Information Technology (IT) industry. In this context, if conventional approaches are adopted several problems arise, starting from the congestion of the communication channels. In the IT sector, one of the approaches designed to minimize this congestion on is to exploit the data locality, or in other words, to bring the computation as closer as possible to where the data resides. The most common implementation of this concept is the Hadoop/MapReduce framework. In this thesis work I evaluate the usage of Hadoop/MapReduce in two areas: a standard one similar to typical IT analyses, and an innovative one related to high energy physics analyses. The first consists in monitoring the history of the storage cluster which stores the data generated by the LHC experiments, the second in the physics analysis of the latter, ...

Russo, Stefano Alberto; Lamanna, M.

360

Scalable I/O Systems via Node-Local Storage: Approaching 1 TB/sec File I/O  

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In the race to PetaFLOP-speed supercomputing systems, the increase in computational capability has been accompanied by corresponding increases in CPU count, total RAM, and storage capacity. However, a proportional increase in storage bandwidth has lagged behind. In order to improve system reliability and to reduce maintenance effort for modern large-scale systems, system designers have opted to remove node-local storage from the compute nodes. Today's multi-TeraFLOP supercomputers are typically attached to parallel file systems that provide only tens of GBs/s of I/O bandwidth. As a result, such machines have access to much less than 1GB/s of I/O bandwidth per TeraFLOP of compute power, which is below the generally accepted limit required for a well-balanced system. In a many ways, the current I/O bottleneck limits the capabilities of modern supercomputers, specifically in terms of limiting their working sets and restricting fault tolerance techniques, which become critical on systems consisting of tens of thousands of components. This paper resolves the dilemma between high performance and high reliability by presenting an alternative system design which makes use of node-local storage to improve aggregate system I/O bandwidth. In this work, we focus on the checkpointing use-case and present an experimental evaluation of the Scalable Checkpoint/Restart (SCR) library, a new adaptive checkpointing library that uses node-local storage to significantly improve the checkpointing performance of large-scale supercomputers. Experiments show that SCR achieves unprecedented write speeds, reaching a measured 700GB/s of aggregate bandwidth on 8,752 processors and an estimated 1TB/s for a similarly structured machine of 12,500 processors. This corresponds to a speedup of over 70x compared to the bandwidth provided by the 10GB/s parallel file system the cluster uses. Further, SCR can adapt to an environment in which there is wide variation in performance or capacity among the individual node-local storage elements.

Bronevetsky, G; Moody, A

2009-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance-of-System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems, Using a Bottom-Up Approach and Installer Survey - Second Edition  

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This report presents results from the second U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored, bottom-up data-collection and analysis of non-hardware balance-of-system costs -- often referred to as 'business process' or 'soft' costs -- for U.S. residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. In service to DOE's SunShot Initiative, annual expenditure and labor-hour-productivity data are analyzed to benchmark 2012 soft costs related to (1) customer acquisition and system design (2) permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII). We also include an in-depth analysis of costs related to financing, overhead, and profit. Soft costs are both a major challenge and a major opportunity for reducing PV system prices and stimulating SunShot-level PV deployment in the United States. The data and analysis in this series of benchmarking reports are a step toward the more detailed understanding of PV soft costs required to track and accelerate these price reductions.

Friedman, B.; Ardani, K.; Feldman, D.; Citron, R.; Margolis, R.; Zuboy, J.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VOL.0, NO. 0, SEPTEMBER 2011 --PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 1 A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach to Data Center  

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conditioners (CRACs), chillers, and cooling towers, generate and deliver the cooling capacity to the IT systems information technology (IT) and cooling technology (CT) in data centers are classified according to the degree the control of IT and CT depend on the distribution and heterogeneity of the computational and cooling

Reddy, Raj

363

A land-use systems approach to represent land-use dynamics at continental and global scales  

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Most of the current global land cover datasets and global scale land-use models use a classification of land cover based on the dominant land cover type within a distinct region or pixel. Such a classification disregards the diversity and intensity of ... Keywords: Global, IMAGE, Land-use change, Land-use intensification, Land-use systems

Aurlien Letourneau; Peter H. Verburg; Elke Stehfest

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

The optimal approach for parameter settings based on adjustable contracting capacity for the hospital supply chain logistics system  

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This paper establishes a simulation model for the supply chain of the hospital logistic system (SCHLS) based on the dynamic Taguchi method. The model derives optimal factor level combinations in the SCHLS setting when establishing adjustable contracting ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm (GA), Neural network (NN), Supply chain (SC), Taguchi method

Hung-Chang Liao; Hsu-Hwa Chang

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

A system dynamics approach for managing the LNG procurement for an offshore platform feeding a power plant  

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The purpose of this study was the development of a simulation model to verify the logistic feasibility of the construction of a new regazification offshore terminal feeding a power plant located in Africa, subjected to a possible future doubling. In ... Keywords: logistics, simulation, system dynamics, what if analysis

Enrico Briano; Claudia Caballini; Davide Modula; Roberto Revetria; Alessandro Testa

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

A real-time system for crowd rendering: parallel LOD and texture-preserving approach on GPU  

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In modern games, rendering a massive scene with a large number of animated character is imminent and a very challenging task. In this paper, we present a real-time crowd rendering system on GPUs with a special focus on how to preserve texture appearance ... Keywords: GPGPU, crowd animation, crowd rendering, level of detail, texture-preserving

Chao Peng; Seung In Park; Yong Cao; Jie Tian

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Genetic and tabu search approaches for optimizing the hall call-Car allocation problem in elevator group systems  

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The most common problem in vertical transportation using elevator group appears when a passenger wants to travel from a floor to other different floor in a building. The passenger makes a hall call by pressing a landing call button installed at the floor ... Keywords: Car dispatching, Elevator, Elevator group system, Genetic algorithm, Lift, Tabu search, Vertical transportation

Berna Bolat; Pablo Corts

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Strategic environmental assessment as an approach to assess waste management systems. Experiences from an Austrian case study  

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Waste management has evolved from the simple transportation of waste to landfills to complex systems, including waste prevention and waste recycling as well as several waste treatment and landfill technologies. To assess the environmental, economical ... Keywords: Life cycle assessment, Participation, Strategic environmental assessment, Waste management

Stefan Salhofer; Gudrun Wassermann; Erwin Binner

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Global Classical Solutions of the Relativistic Vlasov-Darwin System with Small Cauchy Data: the Generalized Variables Approach  

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We show that a smooth, small enough Cauchy datum launches a unique classical solution of the relativistic Vlasov-Darwin (RVD) system globally in time. A similar result is claimed in Comm. Math. Sci. 6, 749-764 (2008) following the work in Int. Mat. Res. Not. 57191, 1-31 (2006). Our proof does not require estimates derived from the conservation of the total energy, nor those previously given on the transverse component of the electric field. These estimates are crucial in the references cited above. Instead, we exploit the formulation of the RVD system in terms of the generalized space and momentum variables. By doing so, we produce a simple a-priori estimate on the transverse component of the electric field. We widen the functional space required for the Cauchy datum to extend the solution globally in time, and we improve decay estimates given in Comm. Math. Sci. 6, 749-764 (2008) on the electromagnetic field and its space derivatives. Our method extends the constructive proof presented in "Collisionless kinetic equations from astrophysics: The Vlasov-Poisson system. Handbook of Differential Equations: Evolutionary Equations, Vol.3, Elsevier, 2007" to solve the Cauchy problem for the Vlasov-Poisson system with a small initial datum.

Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso; Martial Agueh; Reinhard Illner

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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This document is a preprint of the final paper: Shafiee, Qobad; Vasquez, Juan C.; Guerrero, Josep M.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids -A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 -38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial El  

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.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids - A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 - 38://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6389034&isnumber=6388505 1 Distributed Secondary Control for Islanded MicroGrids ­ A Networked Control presents a novel approach to conceive the secondary control in droop-controlled MicroGrids

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

371

A new approach for dynamic reliability and power management of Integrated Systems, such as Systems on Chips (SoCs) and Networks  

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and the appropriate failure rate (e.g. idle state failure rate in Figure 3 is fi, while the power consumption is Pi is finite, we also model transition states. Each of the power states presented in the figure has a different failure rate, as each state represents different level of power consumption. Since system reliability

De Micheli, Giovanni

372

Systematic Approach to Compare the Inflammatory Response of Liver Cell Culture Systems Exposed to Silver, Copper, and Nickel Nanoparticles  

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Although nano-sized metal colloids are used in industrial and medicinal applications, little is known about the potential liver toxicity of these materials after occupational or intentional exposures. To begin to resolve some outstanding hepatotoxicity concerns, the inflammatory response of hepatocytes after exposure to metal colloids was assessed. Four ~30-nm-sized metal colloids, including silver (nano-Ag), copper (nano-Cu) and nickel (nano-Ni) were examined in an effort to understand the induced cytokine expression in a murine liver cell line (AML12). Here we also utilized another system, co-cultures of hepatocytes, Kupffers cells, and lymphocytes isolated from C57BL6 mice. Cells were exposed to the materials over dose-response (0.1mg/L to 1000mg/L) and time-dependent (4 h, 48 h, and 1-week) studies. Cytotoxicity was measured via metabolism of resazurin and validated via MTT assay and cell counts. Inflammatory response was determined by cytokine profiles (TNF-a and IL-6), as well as by mRNA and protein expression of heat shock protein (Hsp70). Results from cells exposed to nano-Ag to doses of up to 100mg/L exhibited no significant changes in cytotoxicity, IL-6, or TNF-a production, or Hsp70 expression. Both nano-Cu and nano-Ni exposed cells exhibited decreased metabolism, increased Hsp70 induction, and increased inflammatory responses (IL-6 and TNF-a). Dynamic light scattering and electron microscopy were used to characterize particle size and surface charge. All three metal colloidal systems demonstrated different particle size distributions, agglomerated sizes, and surface zeta potentials. Furthermore, each metal colloid system elicited different inflammatory biomarker responses and stress protein expression.

Banerjee, Nivedita

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Geographic information system for Long Island: An epidemiologic systems approach to identify environmental breast cancer risks on Long Island. Phase 1  

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BNL is developing and implementing the project ``Geographic Information System (GIS) for Long Island`` to address the potential relationship of environmental and occupational exposures to breast cancer etiology on Long Island. The project is divided into two major phases: The four month-feasibility project (Phase 1), and the major development and implementation project (Phase 2). This report summarizes the work completed in the four month Phase 1 Project, ``Feasibility of a Geographic Information System for Long Island.`` It provides the baseline information needed to further define and prioritize the scope of work for subsequent tasks. Phase 2 will build upon this foundation to develop an operational GIS for the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP).

Barancik, J.I.; Kramer, C.F.; Thode, H.C. Jr.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Universal Short-Range Repulsion in the Baryon System Originating from the Confinement --Approach in String-Junction Model--  

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We show a way to unifiedly understand the origins of the repulsive core of baryon-baryon interaction and the universal repulsion of three-baryon interaction needed to avoid dramatic softening of the equation of state of neutron stars due to hyperon mixing. For this aim we adopt the string-junction model which embodies the essential aspects of the confinement in the baryon system confirmed by recent lattice QCD calculations. Key concept of this study lies in the recognition that baryonic short-range repulsion appears as the latent effect implying the energy necessary for full overlap of baryons, for the confinement to persist at such situation. Numerical results are shown and related problems are discussed.

Ryozo Tamagaki

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

Second-generation PFBC systems research and development: Phase 2, Best efficiency approach in light of current data  

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The low-Btu gas is produced in the carbonizer by pyrolysis/mild devolatilization of coal in a fluidized bed reactor. Because this unit operates at temperatures much lower than gasifiers currently under development, it also produces char residue. Left untreated, the fuel gas will contain hydrogen sulfide and sulfur-containing tar/light oil vapors; therefore, lime-based sorbents are injected into the carbonizer to catalytically enhance tar cracking and to capture sulfur as calcium sulfide. Sulfur is captured in situ, and the raw fuel gas is fired hot. Thus expensive, complex, fuel gas heat exchangers and chemical or sulfur-capturing bed cleanup systems that are part of the coal gasification combined-cycle plants now being developed are eliminated. The char and calcium sulfide produced in the carbonizer and contained in the fuel gas as elutriated particles are captured by high-temperature filters, rendering the fuel gas essentially particulate-free and able to meet New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The captured material, with carbonizer bed drains, is collected in a central hopper and injected into the CPFBC through a nitrogen-aerated non-mechanical valve. The high excess air in the combustor transforms the calcium sulfide to sulfate, allowing its disposal with the normal CPFBC spent sorbent. In the CPFBC, the burning char heats the high-excess-air flue gas to 1600{degree}F; any surplus heat is transferred to the FBHE by the recirculation of solids (sorbent and coal fly ash) between the two units. Controlled recirculation is accomplished with cyclone separators and non-mechanical valves. The FBHE contains tube surfaces that cool the circulating solids. Because of the low fluidizing velocity in the FBHE ({le} 1/2 ft/s), the risk of tube erosion is virtually eliminated.

Robertson, A.; Burkhard, F.; Carli, G. [and others

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Novel Approaches to Immobilized Heteropoly Acid Systems for High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Polymer-Type Membranes - Final Report  

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Original research was carried out at the CSM and the 3M Company from March 2007 through September 2011. The research was aimed at developing new to the world proton electrolyte materials for use in hydrogen fuel cells, in particular with high proton conductivity under hot and dry conditions (>100mS/cm at 120C and 50%RH). Broadly stated, the research at 3M and between 3M and CSM that led to new materials took place in two phases: In the first phase, hydrocarbon membranes that could be formed by photopolymerization of monomer mixtures were developed for the purpose of determining the technical feasibility of achieving the program's Go/No-Go decision conductivity target of >100mS/cm at 120C and 50%RH. In the second phase, attempts were made to extend the achieved conductivity level to fluorinated material systems with the expectation that durability and stability would be improved (over the hydrocarbon material). Highlights included: Multiple lots of an HPA-immobilized photocurable terpolymer derived from di-vinyl-silicotungstic acid (85%), n-butyl acrylate, and hexanediol diacrylate were prepared at 3M and characterized at 3M to exhibit an initial conductivity of 107mS/cm at 120C and 47%RH (PolyPOM85v) using a Bekktech LLC sample fixture and TestEquity oven. Later independent testing by Bekktech LLC, using a different preheating protocol, on the same material, yielded a conductivity value of approximately 20mS/cm at 120C and 50%RH. The difference in measured values is likely to have been the result of an instability of properties for the material or a difference in the measurement method. A dispersed catalyst fuel cell was fabricated and tested using a 150m thick HPA-based photocurable membrane (above, PolyPOM75v), exhibiting a current density of greater than 300mA/cm2 at 0.5V (H2/Air 800/1800sccm 70C/75%RH ambient outlet pressure). Multiple lots of a co-polymer based on poly-trifluorovinylether (TFVE) derived HPA were synthesized and fabricated into films, Generation II films. These materials showed proton conductivities as high as 1 S/cm under high RH conditions. However, the materials suffered from compromised properties due to impure monomers and low molecular weights. Multiple lots of an HPA-immobilized fluoropolymer derived from preformed PVDF-HFP (Generation III films) were synthesized and formed into membranes at 3M and characterized at 3M to exhibit conductivity reaching approximately 75mS/cm at 120C/40%RH using a Bekktech sample fixture and TestEquity oven (optimized membrane, at close of program). Initial fuel cell fabrication and testing for this new class of membrane yielded negative results (no measureable proton conductivity); however, the specific early membrane that was used for the two 5cm2 MEAs was later determined to have <1 mS/cm at 80C/80%RH using the Bekktech fixture, vs. ca. 200 mS/cm at 80C/80%RH for samples of the later-optimized type described above. Future work in this area (beyond the presently reported contract) should include additional attempts to fabricate and test fuel cells based on the later-optimized Generation II and III polymer. A manufacturing study was performed which predicted no difficulties in any future scale up of the materials.

Herring, Andrew M; Horan, James L; Aieta, Niccolo V; Sachdeva, Sonny; Kuo, Mei-Chen; Ren, Hui; Lingutla, Anitha; Emery, Michael; Haugen, Gregory M; Yandrasits, Michael A; Sharma, Neeraj; Coggio, William D; Hamrock, Steven J; Frey, Matthew H

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Missouri | Department of Energy  

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July 23, 2010 Kansas City Weatherization Efforts Exceed Goals Why it pays for one Kansas City weatherization organization to take a "whole house" approach. July 21, 2010 CX-003183:...

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Manuscrit auteur, publi dans "42mes Journes de Statistique (2010)" A Functional Regression Approach for Prediction in a District-Heating System  

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Nous considrons le problme de la prdiction court terme des pics de demande dans un systme de chauffage urbain. Notre dataset consiste en quatre priodes spares, avec 198 jours pour chaque priode et 24 observations horaires dans chaque jour relatifs la consommation de chaleur et le climat. Nous tenons en considration la nature fonctionnelle des donnes et proposons une mthodologie de prdiction base sur la rgression fonctionnelle. Linfluence de variables explicatives exognes est modele dune faon approprie. Le rsultats out-of-sample de lapproche propose sont valus. We consider the problem of short-term peak demand forecasting in a district heating system. Our dataset consists of four separated periods, with 198 days each period and 24 hourly observations within each day relative to heat consumption and climate. We take advantage of the functional nature of the data and we propose a forecasting methodology based on functional regression. The influence of exogenous explanatory variables is modelled in a suitable way. The out-of-sample performances of the proposed approach are evaluated. Mots cls Functional linear model, penalized splines estimation, peak load forecasting, district heating system

Aldo Goia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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soils contaminated with diesel oil by natural attenuation,A, Borglin SE, Fortney JL et al. : Deep- sea oil plumeenriches indigenous oil-degrading bacteria. Science 2010,

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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Metals bioimmobilization The Hanford 100H area adjacent tostrain RCH2 directly from Hanford 100H field water samplesCenter, Oak Ridge, TN Hanford 100H, Hanford, WA Gulf of

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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Oil biodegradation and bioremediation: a tale of the two worst spills in US history.oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was the largest in US history.

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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Yvon-Lewis S, Du MR et al. : Propane respiration jump-startsthe fate of methane, propane, and ethane gases of the deepthan 799 m, and found that propane and ethane were degraded

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Ventilation Controller for Improved Indoor Air Quality  

Iain Walker and colleagues at Berkeley Lab have developed a dynamic control system for whole-house ventilation fans that provides maximal air quality while reducing by 18-44% the energy spent on ventilation. The system, the Residential Integrated ...

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Optimal design and control strategies for novel combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems. Part I of II, datum design conditions and approach.  

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Energy network optimization (ENO) models identify new strategies for designing, installing, and controlling stationary combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems (FCSs) with the goals of (1) minimizing electricity and heating costs for building owners and (2) reducing emissions of the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) - carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). A goal of this work is to employ relatively inexpensive simulation studies to discover more financially and environmentally effective approaches for installing CHP FCSs. ENO models quantify the impact of different choices made by power generation operators, FCS manufacturers, building owners, and governments with respect to two primary goals - energy cost savings for building owners and CO{sub 2} emission reductions. These types of models are crucial for identifying cost and CO{sub 2} optima for particular installations. Optimal strategies change with varying economic and environmental conditions, FCS performance, the characteristics of building demand for electricity and heat, and many other factors. ENO models evaluate both 'business-as-usual' and novel FCS operating strategies. For the scenarios examined here, relative to a base case of no FCSs installed, model results indicate that novel strategies could reduce building energy costs by 25% and CO{sub 2} emissions by 80%. Part I of II articles discusses model assumptions and methodology. Part II of II articles illustrates model results for a university campus town and generalizes these results for diverse communities.

Colella, Whitney G.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Intelligent Management of the Power Grid: An Anticipatory, Multi-Agent, High Performance Computing Approach: EPRI/DoD Complex Intera ctive Networks/Systems Initiative: Second Annual Report  

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This report details the second-year research accomplishments for one of six research consortia established under the Complex Interactive Networks/Systems Initiative. This particular document details an anticipatory, multi-agent, high performance computing approach for intelligent management of the power grid.

2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

386

Monitoring the Long-Term Performance of Engineered Containment Systems for Radioactive Waste: What can We Learn From Ecological Monitoring Approaches?  

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Due to technical and economic limitations, chemical and radioactive wastes will require isolation in engineered containment facilities at many sites including the former nuclear weapons facilities within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Also, while our experience with currently favored designs is only a few decades at best, the materials being isolated may require effective containment for hundreds to thousands of years. It is becoming clear that without monitoring of both the engineered barriers and the associated institutional controls and intervention, engineered containment systems will ultimately fail. Monitoring of engineered barriers is often limited to groundwater monitoring and physical inspections. The database managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management provides information concerning barrier performance at uranium mill tailings sites over several years to decades. The current monitoring approach that focuses on groundwater, while necessary for regulatory compliance, does not provide an early warning. Rather, it provides detection of barrier failure as opposed to indications of barrier degradation. Identification and monitoring of precursors to failure are needed. Furthermore, existing monitoring strategies typically omit ecological monitoring. Additional understanding of the interaction between barrier degradation and ecological dynamics could provide a basis for monitoring and managing barriers as well. Monitoring the long-term performance of systems of interest is a challenge not only to the Department of Energy but to other institutions and federal agencies. National Environmental Research Parks (NERP), National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) areas operated by the US government agencies are designed with the specific goal of intensely monitoring and conducting research over long time scales and within diverse geographical settings. This presentation will address the importance of understanding ecological interactions as they are expressed over decades and centuries in respect to federal long-term monitoring programs, and to delineate how multifaceted sets of ecological data can be used to interpret the overall integrity of ecosystems. Furthermore, important components of these programs will be identified that may have merit in the design of long-term monitoring programs for hazardous chemical and radioactive waste sites. (authors)

Traynham, B. [Vanderbilt Univ., Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee (United States); Clarke, J.H. [Vanderbilt Univ., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee (United States); Burger, J. [Rutgers Univ., Professor, Biology (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximizing Residential Energy Savings: Net Zero Energy House (ZEH) Technology Pathways  

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To meet current U.S. Department of Energy zero-energy home performance goals, new technologies and solutions must increase whole-house efficiency savings by an additional 40% relative to those provided by best available components and systems.

Anderson, R.; Roberts, D.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Modelling approaches  

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Understanding and mitigating risks and threats to critical infrastructures relies heavily on the ability to construct and validate models often involving physical systems or even human intervention. This, together with the wide range of scales from critical ...

Nils Kalstad Svendsen; Stephen D. Wolthusen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A regularization approach to hydrofacies delineation  

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We consider an inverse problem of identifying complex internal structures of composite (geological) materials from sparse measurements of system parameters and system states. Two conceptual frameworks for identifying internal boundaries between constitutive materials in a composite are considered. A sequential approach relies on support vector machines, nearest neighbor classifiers, or geostatistics to reconstruct boundaries from measurements of system parameters and then uses system states data to refine the reconstruction. A joint approach inverts the two data sets simultaneously by employing a regularization approach.

Wohlberg, Brendt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tartakovsky, Daniel [UNIV OF CALIFORNIA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems  

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Abstract Developing usable and robust mixed reality systems requires unique humancomputer interaction techniques and customized hardware systems. The design of the hardware is directed by the requirements of the rich 3D interactions that can be performed using immersive mobile MR systems. Geometry modeling and capture, navigational annotations, visualizations, and training simulations are all enhanced using augmented computer graphics. We present the design guidelines that have led us through 10 years of evolving mobile outdoor MR hardware systems.

Benjamin Avery; Ross T. Smith; Wayne Piekarski; Bruce H. Thomas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Development and illustrative outputs of the Community Integrated Assessment System (CIAS), a multi-institutional modular integrated assessment approach for modelling climate change  

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This paper describes the development and first results of the ''Community Integrated Assessment System'' (CIAS), a unique multi-institutional modular and flexible integrated assessment system for modelling climate change. Key to this development is the ... Keywords: Bespoke Framework Generator, Carbon tax, Climate change, Community Integrated Assessment System, Coupled modelling, Integrated assessment model, SoftIAM, Software engineering

R. Warren; S. de la Nava Santos; N. W. Arnell; M. Bane; T. Barker; C. Barton; R. Ford; H. -M. Fssel; Robin K. S. Hankin; Rupert Klein; C. Linstead; J. Kohler; T. D. Mitchell; T. J. Osborn; H. Pan; S. C. B. Raper; G. Riley; H. J. Schellnhber; S. Winne; D. Anderson

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A participatory approach to design spatial scenarios of cropping systems and assess their effects on phoma stem canker management at a regional scale  

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Phoma stem canker is a worldwide disease of oilseed rape, responsible for major economic losses. The main control methods are the use of resistant cultivars, cropping practices and spatial territory organization, involving large-scale spatial processes. ... Keywords: Participatory design, Phoma stem canker, Scenario approach, Spatial simulation model, Winter OilSeed Rape

L. Hossard, M. H. Jeuffroy, E. Pelzer, X. Pinochet, V. Souchere

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Distributed Temperature Measurements in an Embedded System of a 3-Phase 10 kVA Energy Efficient Switchable Distribution Transformer Employing a Modular Approach  

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Temperature measurements are one of the most significant factors in condition monitoring and protecting transformers as well as estimating their life expectancy. With switchable transformers, it is also significant to carry out temperature monitoring ... Keywords: Switchable Transformer, Distributed Temperature Measurement, Controller Area Network, Modular Approach

H. A. Dharmawan; S. A. M. Ali

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A STATISTICAL INTELLIGENCE (STI) APPROACH TO DISCOVERING SPURIOUS CORRELATION IN A PHYSICAL MODEL AND RESOLVING THE PROBLEM WITH AN EXAMPLE OF DESIGNING A PULSE JET MIXING SYSTEM AT HANFORD  

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Pulse jet mixing tests were conducted to support the design of mixing systems for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. A physical approach (based on hydro-dynamic behavior) and two semi-empirical (SE) approaches were applied to the data to develop models for predicting two response variables (critical-suspension velocity and cloud height). Tests were conducted at three geometric scales using multiple noncohesive simulants and levels of possibly influential factors. The physical modeling approach based on hydro- dynamic behavior was first attempted, but this approach can yield models with spurious correlation. To overcome this dilemma, two semi-empirical (SE) models were developed by generalizing the form of the physical model using dimensional and/or nondimensional (ND) variables. The results of applying statistical intelligence (STI) tools to resolve the spurious correlation problem via fitting the physical and SE models are presented and compared. Considering goodness-of-fit, prediction performance, spurious correlation, and the need to extrapolate, the SE models based on ND variables are recommended.

Amidan, Brett G.; Piepel, Gregory F.; Heredia-Langner, Alejandro; Meyer, Perry A.; Wells, Beric E.; Fort, James A.; Bamberger, Judith A.; Kuhn, William L.

2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

395

Uncovering land-use dynamics driven by human decision-making - A combined model approach using cellular automata and system dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces an enhancement of a cellular automata (CA) model by integrating system dynamics (SD) to incorporate household dynamics and housing decisions as driving forces of residential development. CA macro-models used to simulate the quantitative ... Keywords: Berlin, Cellular automata, Residential choice, Shrinkage, System dynamics, Urban land use modeling

S. Lauf; D. Haase; P. Hostert; T. Lakes; B. Kleinschmit

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

INTERIOR DUCT SYSTEM DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND PERFORMANCE  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

By removing air distribution and conditioning equipment from unconditioned spaces, homeowners stand to benefit substantially with respect to both energy savings and indoor air quality. Duct leakage introduces: Greater heating and cooling loads from air at extreme temperatures and humidity levels; Outside air and air from unconditioned spaces that may contain air borne contaminants, combustion gases, pollen, mold spores, and/or particles of building materials; and Higher whole-house infiltration/exfiltration rates. Exemplary studies conducted since 1990 have demonstrated the prevalence of duct leakage throughout the United States and measured energy savings of approximately 20% during both heating and cooling seasons from leakage reduction. These all dealt with duct leakage to and/or from unconditioned spaces. In the building science community, leakage within the conditioned space is generally presumed to eliminate the negative consequences of duct leakage with the exception of possibly creating pressure imbalances in the house which relates to higher infiltration and/or exfiltration. The practical challenges of isolating ducts and air handlers from unconditioned spaces require builders to construct an air-tight environment for the ducts. Florida Solar Energy Center researchers worked with four builders in Texas, North Carolina, and Florida who build a furred-down chase located either in a central hallway or at the edges of rooms as an architectural detail. Some comparison homes with duct systems in attics and crawl spaces were included in the test group of more than 20 homes. Test data reveals that all of the duct/AHU systems built inside the conditioned space had lower duct leakage to unconditioned spaces than their conventional counterparts; however, none of the homes was completely free of duct leakage to unconditioned spaces. Common problems included wiring and plumbing penetrations of the chase, failure to treat the chase as an air tight space, and misguided fresh air inlet design. Improvements were implemented by the Texas builder and retested in July. Results showed a 36% reduction in duct leakage, significant enough to warrant the builder adopting the new sealing procedure.

Janet E.R. Mcllvaine; David Beal; Philip Fairey

2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

397

Approach, Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to comply with their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, France and Germany participate to the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) which concerns predominantly electricity generation sectors. In this paper we seek to know if the EU ETS gives appropriate economic incentives for an e cient and strong system in line with Kyoto commitments. Because if so electricity producers in these countries should include the price of carbon in their costs functions. After identifying the dierent sub periods of the EU ETS during its pilot phase (2005-2007), we model the prices of various electricity contracts and look at their volatilities around their fundamentals while evaluating the correlation between the electricity prices in the two countries. We nd that electricity producers in both countries were constrained to include the carbon price in their cost functions during the rst two years of operation of the EU ETS. During this period, German electricity producers were more constrained than their French counterparts and the inclusion of the carbon price in the cost function of electricity generation has been so much more stable in Germany than in France. Furthermore, the European market for emission allowances has increased the market power of the historical French electricity producer and has greatly contributed to the partial alignment of the wholesale price of electricity in France with those of Germany.

Djamel Kirat; Ibrahim Ahamada Y; Jel C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Agent communication pragmatics: the cognitive coherence approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Different approaches have investigated the syntax and semantics of agent communication languages. However, these approaches have not indicated how agents should dynamically use communications. Instead of filling this pragmatics gap, most approaches have ... Keywords: Agent communication language, Cognitive coherence, Dialogue games, Multi-agents systems, Pragmatics, Social commitments

Philippe Pasquier; Brahim Chaib-Draa

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

When Is the Simple Radiotoxicity Approach Useful for Advanced Fuel Cycle System Assessments Given the Existence of Complex Performance Dose Assessments?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engineers often face the general question of which approximations are appropriate for a given analytical task. In particular, when is a simpler model useful if a more complex model also exists? This paper explores this question in the domain of radiotoxicity relative to geologic disposal performance dose assessments. Criterion 1 requires that the simpler approach, radiotoxicity, must be calculated correctly. The concept of ingestion radiotoxic inventories is analogous to the inventory of toxic chemicals in other industries. From a decision analysis perspective, it is also somewhat analogous to the nuclear reactor safety concept of passive safety. This paper explains some of the issues in calculating radiotoxicity, motivated by the authors observations of errors in the literature: not accounting for radioactive progeny, misunderstanding natural ore, and focusing on transuranic (TRU) isotopes without adequate attention to actinide decay products. For example, Th/233U fuel cycles do have lower amounts of TRU isotopes than U/239Pu fuel cycles, but that does not necessarily mean lower long-term hazard. Criterion 2 requires that the uncertainties in the more complex approach, performance dose assessments, must raise issues for the assessments intended purposesin which case, radiotoxic inventory may be of assistance until those issues are resolved. Performance dose assessments were developed for, and are legally the way to show, compliance with regulations, but the uncertainties are large. Less obvious is the degree to which dose assessments are applicable to other purposescomparing fuel cycle options prior to site selection and showing the safety of a fuel cycle and waste management approach to the public. In the last sense especially, performance dose assessments are analogous to probabilistic risk assessments for nuclear reactor safety. The United States lacks a selected consensus site, selected fuel cycle approach (direct disposal versus recycling), and selected waste form. Thus, the paper does not intend to discuss all the issues with performance dose assessments but rather intends to focus on only those performance dose uncertainties that raise issues when comparing fuel cycles. Uncertainties associated with whether a generic geological environment is attractive or a specific location meets requirements are beyond the scope of this paper. Ingestion radiotoxicity correlates with heat, gamma, and inhalation radiotoxicity. Thus, options that are relatively high in ingestion radiotoxicity tend to be high in other parameters. Therefore, reduction in ingestion radiotoxicity means both that the potential source term for release is lower but also that one driving force for release (heat) is also lower. However, the most important time frames differ as heat is mainly an issue in decades and centuries after reactor discharge, but ingestion radiotoxicity is mainly an issue during longer time periods. Ingestion radiotoxicity points to the importance of actinides in long-term waste management, followed by specific fission products such as 99Tc, 129I, 93Zr, 135Cs, and 79Se.

Steven J. Piet

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Investigating Army systems and Systems of Systems for value robustness  

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This thesis proposes a value robustness approach to architect defense systems and Systems of Systems (SoS). A value robust system or SoS has the ability to provide continued value to stakeholders by performing well to meet ...

Koo, Kevin C. K. (Kevin Cheng Keong)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel approaches to low temperature transient liquid phase bonding in the In-Sn/Cu and In-Sn-Bi/Cu systems  

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A fluxless low temperature transient liquid phase (LTTLP) bonding process was studied as a method of producing Cu/Cu joints below 125C and 75C using interlayer alloys from the In-Sn and In-Sn-Bi systems. Using thermodynamic ...

Fischer, David S., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

A collaborative and integrated platform to support distributed manufacturing system using a service-oriented approach based on cloud computing paradigm  

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Today's manufacturing enterprises struggle to adopt cost-effective manufacturing systems. Overview of the recent manufacturing enterprises shows that successful global manufacturing enterprises have distributed their manufacturing capabilities over the ... Keywords: Cloud computing, Collaborative product development, Distributed product development, Modularity, STEP standard, Service-oriented manufacturing, XML

Omid Fatahi Valilai; Mahmoud Houshmand

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Compressed Air Management Program: A Performance Assessment Approach to Improving Industrial Compressed Air System Operation and Maintenance  

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The Compressed Air Management Program (CAMP) provides Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E's) large industrial customers with measurement-based performance assessments of their compressed air systems. Under this program, the customer's system is inspected and both short-term, high resolution, and longer-term measurements are taken of power and pressure. These data are used in developing a system simulation based on the US DOE's AIRMaster+ computer model. Model results and professional judgment are used to identify a cost-effective strategy for improving the system. Recommendations are provided to the customer along with technical support for implementing these recommendations. After improvements are complete, the performance measurements are repeated so that PG&E and its customers can judge the effectiveness of the recommendations. The program uses a standardized toolkit (all off-the-shelf components) along with software developed exclusively for this application, to accomplish the required measurements and efficiently analyze and reduce the data for use in the AIRMaster+ model.

Qualmann, R. L.; Zeller, W.; Baker, M.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Take a comprehensive approach | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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looking at each building system in phases: lighting, plug loads, building envelope, and HVAC. HVAC comes last in this staged approach because by reducing all other system loads...

405

Development of an Energy-Savings Calculation Methodology for Residential Miscellaneous Electric Loads: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

In order to meet whole-house energy savings targets beyond 50% in residential buildings, it will be essential that new technologies and systems approaches be developed to address miscellaneous electric loads (MELs). These MELs are comprised of the small and diverse collection of energy-consuming devices found in homes, including what are commonly known as plug loads (televisions, stereos, microwaves), along with all hard-wired loads that do not fit into other major end-use categories (doorbells, security systems, garage door openers). MELs present special challenges because their purchase and operation are largely under the control of the occupants. If no steps are taken to address MELs, they can constitute 40-50% of the remaining source energy use in homes that achieve 60-70% whole-house energy savings, and this percentage is likely to increase in the future as home electronics become even more sophisticated and their use becomes more widespread. Building America (BA), a U.S. Department of Energy research program that targets 50% energy savings by 2015 and 90% savings by 2025, has begun to identify and develop advanced solutions that can reduce MELs.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A Systems Approach to Identifying Exploration and Development Opportunities in the Illinois Basin: Digital Portifolio of Plays in Underexplored Lower Paleozoic Rocks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examined petroleum occurrence in Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian reservoirs in the Illinois Basin. Results from this project show that there is excellent potential for additional discovery of petroleum reservoirs in these formations. Numerous exploration targets and exploration strategies were identified that can be used to increase production from these underexplored strata. Some of the challenges to exploration of deeper strata include the lack of subsurface data, lack of understanding of regional facies changes, lack of understanding the role of diagenetic alteration in developing reservoir porosity and permeability, the shifting of structural closures with depth, overlooking potential producing horizons, and under utilization of 3D seismic techniques. This study has shown many areas are prospective for additional discoveries in lower Paleozoic strata in the Illinois Basin. This project implemented a systematic basin analysis approach that is expected to encourage exploration for petroleum in lower Paleozoic rocks of the Illinois Basin. The study has compiled and presented a broad base of information and knowledge needed by independent oil companies to pursue the development of exploration prospects in overlooked, deeper play horizons in the Illinois Basin. Available geologic data relevant for the exploration and development of petroleum reservoirs in the Illinois Basin was analyzed and assimilated into a coherent, easily accessible digital play portfolio. The primary focus of this project was on case studies of existing reservoirs in Devonian, Silurian, and Ordovician strata and the application of knowledge gained to future exploration and development in these underexplored strata of the Illinois Basin. In addition, a review of published reports and exploration in the New Albany Shale Group, a Devonian black shale source rock, in Illinois was completed due to the recent increased interest in Devonian black shales across the United States. The New Albany Shale is regarded as the source rock for petroleum in Silurian and younger strata in the Illinois Basin and has potential as a petroleum reservoir. Field studies of reservoirs in Devonian strata such as the Geneva Dolomite, Dutch Creek Sandstone and Grassy knob Chert suggest that there is much additional potential for expanding these plays beyond their current limits. These studies also suggest the potential for the discovery of additional plays using stratigraphic concepts to develop a subcrop play on the subkaskaskia unconformity boundary that separates lower Devonian strata from middle Devonian strata in portions of the basin. The lateral transition from Geneva Dolomite to Dutch Creek Sandstone also offers an avenue for developing exploration strategies in middle Devonian strata. Study of lower Devonian strata in the Sesser Oil Field and the region surrounding the field shows opportunities for development of a subcrop play where lower Devonian strata unconformably overlie Silurian strata. Field studies of Silurian reservoirs along the Sangamon Arch show that opportunities exist for overlooked pays in areas where wells do not penetrate deep enough to test all reservoir intervals in Niagaran rocks. Mapping of Silurian reservoirs in the Mt. Auburn trend along the Sangamon Arch shows that porous reservoir rock grades laterally to non-reservoir facies and several reservoir intervals may be encountered in the Silurian with numerous exploration wells testing only the uppermost reservoir intervals. Mapping of the Ordovician Trenton and shallower strata at Centralia Field show that the crest of the anticline shifted through geologic time. This study illustrates that the axes of anticlines may shift with depth and shallow structure maps may not accurately predict structurally favorable reservoir locations at depth.

Beverly Seyler; David Harris; Brian Keith; Bryan Huff; Yaghoob Lasemi

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

407

Information Systems Group Homepage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... computational methods, data/knowledge mining tools, and semantic services using systems-based approaches, to advance measurement science ...

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

408

Fine-grained clay fraction (,0.2 {mu}m): An interesting tool to approach the present thermal and permeability state in active geothermal systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have investigated by X-ray diffraction the very fine grained secondary minerals (< 0.2 {micro}m) developed in geothermal systems, in relation with their present thermal and permeability state. Because the smallest particles are the most reactive part of a rock, they are the youngest mineral phases of the geothermal fields. This study has been performed on two active geothermal fields: Milos field, Greece (130 < T < 320 C) and Chipilapa field, Salvador (90 < T < 215 C). In the Milos field, the mineralogical composition of the < 0.2 {micro}m clay fraction observed in the reservoir strongly differs from the overlying altered metamorphic schists in the presence of abundant quantities of saponite and talc/saponite interstratified minerals at unusually high temperature. These phases are considered to be kinetically control-led ''metastable'' minerals which rapidly evolve towards actinolite and talc for present temperatures higher than 300 C. Their occurrence is a good indicator of discharge in highly permeable zones. In the geothermal field of Chipilapa, the mineralogical composition of the < 0.2 {micro}m clay fractions fairly agrees with the temperatures presently measured in the wells, whereas several discrepancies may be pointed out from the compositions of coarser clay fractions (< 5 {micro}m) which contain minerals inherited from higher temperature stages. Permeable zones may be evidenced from an increase of expandable components in the interstratified minerals and a decrease of the coherent domain of the unexpandable clay particles (chlorite).

Patrier, P.; Papapanagiotou, P.; Beaufort, D.; Traineau, H.; Bril, H.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

System Support for Distributed Energy Management in Modular Operating Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis proposes a novel approach for managing energy in modular operating systems. Our approach enables energy awareness if the resource-management subsystem is distributed among (more)

St, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Development of an Energy Savings Benchmark for All Residential End-Uses: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in 2003. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines, with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark. Finally, a set of tools was developed by NREL and other Building America partners to help analysts compare whole-house energy use for a Prototype house to the Benchmark in a fair and consistent manner.

Hendron, R.; Anderson, R.; Christensen, C.; Eastment, M.; Reeves, P.

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A precise computational approach to knowledge  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The seminal work of Goldwasser, Micali and Rackoff put forward a computational approach to knowledge in interactive systems, providing the foundation of modern Cryptography. Their notion bounds the knowledge of a player ...

Pass, Rafael (Rafael Nat Josef)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Multidelity approaches for design under uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Uncertainties are present in many engineering applications and it is important to account for their effects during engineering design to achieve robust and reliable systems. One approach is to represent uncertainties as ...

Ng, Leo Wai-Tsun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Econometric structural models : a model selection approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Using a model selection approach, this thesis proposes a constructive data-and-theory-combined procedure to identify model structures in the framework of a linear simultaneous equations system (more)

Chen, Pu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Security Patterns: Comparing Modeling Approaches Armstrong NHLABATSI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Security Patterns: Comparing Modeling Approaches Armstrong NHLABATSI ** , Arosha BANDARA the challenges of developing secure software systems remains an active research area in software engineering. Current research efforts have resulted in the documentation of recurring security problems as security

Jurjens, Jan

415

A System Simulation Approach to Ensemble Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many aspects of numerical weather prediction it is important to have good error statistics. Here one can think of applications as diverse as data assimilation, model improvement, and medium-range forecasting. In this paper, a method for ...

P. L. Houtekamer; Louis Lefaivre; Jacques Derome; Harold Ritchie; Herschel L. Mitchell

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

A systems approach to food accident analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Food borne illnesses lead to 3000 deaths per year in the United States. Some industries, such as aviation, have made great strides increasing safety through careful accident analysis leading to changes in industry practices. ...

Helferich, John D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

critical to DOE mission requirements in energy, environment,that meeting DOEs mission requirements will require the1.1 Purpose and Scope DOEs mission requirements in energy,

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Conic systems and sublinear mappings: equivalent approaches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

May 15, 2003 ... in mathematical programming, whereas the latter is a fundamental tool in ..... F. Cucker, editors, Handbook of Numerical Analysis, volume XI.

419

A systems approach to engineering cancer nanotechnologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

therapy. Over the past three decades, advances in nanomaterial synthesis have produced impressive nanostructures with unique electromagnetic and therapeutic properties. These represent a powerful toolkit of building blocks ...

Von Maltzahn, Geoffrey

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cover images: Upper left: offshore wind turbine, source:Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States, NREL/

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

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U.S. Department of Energy Sandia National LaboratoriesBerkeley National Laboratory Sandia National LaboratoriesNorthwest National Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research of the U.S.DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Symbolic Systems, Explicit Properties: on Hybrid Approaches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento (project ANACONDA). #12;2 Roberto Sebastiani, Stefano Tonetta, and Moshe Y

Vardi, Moshe Y.

424

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in renewable energy problems). Mathematical challengesmethods for inverse problems and energy minimization; andproblems such as combustion, materials science, nuclear energy, and

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FEMA. Upper right: nuclear reactor core, courtesy of A.23 5.3 Nuclear Reactor Coreassociated with existing nuclear reactors and to provide the

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Energy Reliability, Nuclear Energy, and Environmentaland Energy Reliability, Nuclear Energy, and Environmentalmodeling requirements for nuclear energy that are needed to

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

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of Energy Sandia National Laboratories University ofOhio State University Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySandia National Laboratories University of Illinois at

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

NTT DATA: Overview of system approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... yahoo.com Oceania, Europe, Arctic US states 50 www.yahoo.com Maryland, Kentucky, Illinois Currency names 221 www.bloomberg.com Euro ...

2000-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

429

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Argonne National Laboratoryfidelity simulation at each Argonne National Laboratory.National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Lawrence

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Offices, including Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Nuclear Energy, and Environmental Management.Offices, including Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Nuclear Energy, and Environmental Management.

Alexander, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Evaluating Model Abstractions: A Quantitative Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An \\evaluation " approach devised for an inductive reasoning system called Logic-based Discrete-event Inductive Reasoner is the focus of this paper. The underlying inductive reasoning methodology utilizes abstractions as its primary means to deal with lack ofknowledge. Based on abstractions and their treatments as assumptions, the Logic-based Discrete-event Inductive Reasoning system allows non-monotonic predictions. The evaluation approach takes into account explicitly the role of abstractions employed in non-monotonically derived multiple predictions. These predictions are ranked according to the type and number of abstractions used. The proposed evaluation approach is also discussed in relation to the dichotomy of model validation and simulation correctness.

Hessam S. Sarjoughian; Bernard P. Zeigler; Francois E. Cellier

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Have you decided to install a solar water heater? Learn how to correctly orient and tilt the heater. May 30, 2012 A whole-house ventilation system with dedicated ducting in a new energy-efficient home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/brebca. Whole-House Ventilation Tight, energy-efficient homes require mechanical -- usually whole-house -- ventilation to maintain a healthy, comfortable indoor environment. May 30, 2012 Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Solar energy systems require periodic inspections and routine maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. Learn how to maintain your solar water

433

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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

Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Have you decided to install a solar water heater? Learn how to correctly orient and tilt the heater. May 30, 2012 A whole-house ventilation system with dedicated ducting in a new energy-efficient home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/brebca. Whole-House Ventilation Tight, energy-efficient homes require mechanical -- usually whole-house -- ventilation to maintain a healthy, comfortable indoor environment. May 30, 2012 Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Solar energy systems require periodic inspections and routine maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. Learn how to maintain your solar water

434

An Integrated Approach to Building Operation  

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An Integrated Approach to Building Operation An Integrated Approach to Building Operation Speaker(s): David E. Claridge Date: April 16, 1999 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro Buildings systems have historically been over-sized to minimize contractor/designer call-backs. It is widely recognized that this over-sizing leads to excessive chiller and boiler cycling with an attendant reduction in efficiency. The same design approach routinely leads to reduced efficiencies throughout the building systems. The same mentality pervades the operation of building systems. This customarily increases utility costs by at least 20%. This presentation will present specific examples of the deleterious effects of the "more is better" approach by examining the impact of too much differential pressure across a control

435

Computer Experiments for an Alternative Approach to Mass ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... In anticipation of the redefinition of the kilogram and to avoid a parallel non-SI dissemination system for mass, an alternative approach to mass ...

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

436

Venti: a new approach to archival storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a network storage system, called Venti, intended for archival data. In this system, a unique hash of a block's contents acts as the block identifier for read and write operations. This approach enforces a write-once policy, preventing ...

Sean Quinlan; Sean Dorward

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Integrated Approach to Revamping Heat Exchangers Networks  

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A heat exchanger network constitutes the core of the plant energy systems interlinking the core process operation and the utility systems. This paper will illustrate an integrated approach for the revamp of a heat exchanger network by bringing together process simulation, pinch analysis and detailed heat exchanger design tools. The paper will illustrate the methodology using a refinery example.

Glass, K. E.; Dhole, V.; Wang, Y.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The sealing included: air-sealing the attic floor plane (2was 9% of air handler flow. The sealing of the envelope wasaerosol sealing. The supply ducts were sealed to 4% of air

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Home Energy Magazine.Department of Energy, Washington, DC. DOE. Energy Star Home

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Architecture for a territorial dispute resolution system : a systems approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Introduction: A great part of the world today is engaged in excruciating conflicts that threaten the afflicted regions locally besides holding global peace to ransom. Most of these conflicts take the form of territorial ...

Sharma, Rajeev, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

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Retrofit Guide for Military Family Housing: Energy-EfficientPractices Guide includes references to DOEs Home Energyguide the user to specific retrofit packages that maximize retrofit energy

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

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facing windows Radiant barrier in attic, low absorbtivityto reduce solar loads Add radiant barrier in attic, or low

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ventilation | Department of Energy  

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Ventilation Ventilation Ventilation Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. Learn more about ventilation. Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. Learn more about ventilation. When creating an energy-efficient, airtight home through air sealing, it's very important to consider ventilation. Unless properly ventilated, an airtight home can seal in indoor air pollutants. Ventilation also helps control moisture-another important consideration for a healthy, energy-efficient home. Featured Whole-House Ventilation A whole-house ventilation system with dedicated ducting in a new energy-efficient home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/brebca. Tight, energy-efficient homes require mechanical -- usually whole-house --

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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51 - 22660 of 26,764 results. 51 - 22660 of 26,764 results. Article Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump Need to heat your pool? Save energy and money with a smaller, more efficient pool pump that you operate less. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/installing-and-operating-efficient-swimming-pool-pump Article Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Tips for saving energy and money during the fall and winter. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/fall-and-winter-energy-saving-tips Article Cooling with a Whole House Fan A whole-house fan, in combination with other cooling systems, can meet all or most of your home cooling needs year round. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/cooling-whole-house-fan Article Driving Green: Spring has Sprung, but don't 'Spring Ahead'

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MARKET BASED APPROACHES  

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BASED BASED APPROACHES K.G. DULEEP MANAGING DIRECTOR EEA BACKGROUND * Introduction of fuel-cell vehicles and jump- starting the market will require significant government actions in the near term * Widespread understanding that command- and-control regulations can work for only very low sales volume. * Increased public sales and acceptance will need development of market based policies. ANALYSIS OBJECTIVES * EEA currently evaluating a number of market based approaches to enhancing fuel economy of conventional and hybrid vehicles. * Primary objective of effort is to evaluate a range of market based approaches that can be implemented when FCV models are market ready, and identify ones that could make a difference. * Effort is in the context of modifying existing approaches to special needs of FCVs

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Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology  

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Approaches to Safe Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology Managing the Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Photo Credits: Nanotrees, Ghim Wei Ho and Professor Mark Welland, Nanostructure Center, University of Cambridge Managing the Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology ii Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology This document is in the public domain and may be freely copied or reprinted. Disclaimer Mention of any company or product does not constitute endorsement by the National In-

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Modeling brine-rock interactions in an enhanced geothermal system deep fractured reservoir at Soultz-Sous-Forets (France): a joint approach using two geochemical codes: frachem and toughreact  

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rock interactions in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).31 th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, 301998). Computer modeling for geothermal systems: predicting

Andre, Laurent; Spycher, Nicolas; Xu, Tianfu; Vuataz, Francois-D.; Pruess, Karsten.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Evaluation of systems usability  

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Motivation -- Development of complex system interfaces can benefit, in addition to the traditional safety focused evaluation, also from a usability approach to evaluation of system performance. But as the users, the information system, and the ... Keywords: activity theory, complex systems, joint cognitive systems, usability evaluation

Paula Savioja; Leena Norros; Leena Salo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making the Most out of Distributed Generation without Endangering Normal Operation: A Model-Based Technical-Policy Approach.  

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??In this dissertation we introduce a model-based approach for efficiently locating and operating distributed generation (DG) without endangering stable system operation. The proposed approach supports (more)

Nazari, Masoud Honarvar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 15, 2006  

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To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. Unlike the reference homes used for HERS, EnergyStar, and most energy codes, the Benchmark represents typical construction at a fixed point in time so it can be used as the basis for Building America's multi-year energy savings goals without the complication of chasing a ''moving target''.

Hendron, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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Choosing a Good Contractor Choosing a Good Contractor If your project goes much beyond replacing lights and a few appliances, you would probably benefit from using a home performance contractor. The book No-Regrets Remodeling provides a good definition if this emerging specialty: Because the whole-house, or systems, approach to homes is a fairly new concept, not everyone in the building trades is familiar with it. And it goes against traditional building practice, which is based on specialty trades. You probably already know how that goes: a different contractor for every task. And none of them has any idea what the other is doing. This is changing with the emergence of the home performance contractor, a person trained and equipped to test homes to see where problems exist. These

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Version 3.1, Updated July 14, 2004  

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To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 29, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Socio-technical systems: From design methods to systems engineering  

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It is widely acknowledged that adopting a socio-technical approach to system development leads to systems that are more acceptable to end users and deliver better value to stakeholders. Despite this, such approaches are not widely practised. We analyse ... Keywords: Socio-technical systems, Software engineering, Systems engineering

Gordon Baxter; Ian Sommerville

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluidic electrodynamics: Approach to electromagnetic propulsion  

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We report on a new methodological approach to electrodynamics based on a fluidic viewpoint. We develop a systematic approach establishing analogies between physical magnitudes and isomorphism (structure-preserving mappings) between systems of equations. This methodological approach allows us to give a general expression for the hydromotive force, thus re-obtaining the Navier-Stokes equation departing from the appropriate electromotive force. From this ground we offer a fluidic approach to different kinds of issues with interest in propulsion, e.g., the force exerted by a charged particle on a body carrying current; the magnetic force between two parallel currents; the Magnus's force. It is shown how the intermingle between the fluid vector fields and electromagnetic fields leads to new insights on their dynamics. The new concepts introduced in this work suggest possible applications to electromagnetic (EM) propulsion devices and the mastery of the principles of producing electric fields of required configuration in plasma medium.

Martins, Alexandre A.; Pinheiro, Mario J. [Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion and Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal 351.1.21.841.92.43 (Portugal); Department of Physics and Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion and Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal 351.1.21.841.93.22 (Portugal)

2009-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A hybrid face recognition approach using GPUMLib  

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We present a hybrid face recognition approach which relies on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Machine Learning (ML) Library (GPUMLib). The library includes a high-performance implementation of the Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) and the Multiple ... Keywords: GPU computing, face recognition, hybrid systems, multiple back-propagation, non-negative matrix factorization

Noel Lopes; Bernardete Ribeiro

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approach for Calculating OE Benefits  

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Reliability Reliability U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 2007 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Joe Paladino October 29, 2007 Approach for Calculating OE Benefits Challenges * Established benefits methodologies (e.g., NEMS and MARKAL) do not address some of the major benefits that OE's program will provide (e.g. reliability). * Much of OE's program is about transforming the way the T&D infrastructure operates rather than replacing components: - Some technologies need a high penetration or must be deployed as an entire system to yield benefits (e.g. PMUs or Distribution Automation). - Some programs within OE are not developing "widgets" that can be easily counted. - OE is developing tools/methodologies or funding demonstrations that

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Statistical Physics Approaches to Seismicity  

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This entry in the Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Springer present a summary of some of the concepts and calculational tools that have been developed in attempts to apply statistical physics approaches to seismology. We summarize the leading theoretical physical models of the space-time organization of earthquakes. We present a general discussion and several examples of the new metrics proposed by statistical physicists, underlining their strengths and weaknesses. The entry concludes by briefly outlining future directions. The presentation is organized as follows. I Glossary II Definition and Importance of the Subject III Introduction IV Concepts and Calculational Tools IV.1 Renormalization, Scaling and the Role of Small Earthquakes in Models of Triggered Seismicity IV.2 Universality IV.3 Intermittent Periodicity and Chaos IV.4 Turbulence IV.5 Self-Organized Criticality V Competing mechanisms and models V.1 Roots of complexity in seismicity: dynamics or heterogeneity? V.2 Critical earthquakes ...

Sornette, D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Web Mining the Ontology Approach  

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The World Wide Web today provides users access to extremely large number of Web sites many of which contain information of education and commercial values. Due to the unstructured and semi-structured nature of Web pages and the design idiosyncrasy of Web sites, it is a challenging task to develop digital libraries for organizing and managing digital content from the Web. Web mining research, in its last 10 years, has on the other hand made significant progress in categorizing and extracting content from the Web. In this paper, we represent ontology as a set of concepts and their inter-relationships relevant to some knowledge domain. The knowledge provided by ontology is extremely useful in defining the structure and scope for mining Web content. We will therefore review Web mining and describe the ontology approach to Web mining. The application of these Web mining techniques to digital library systems will also be discussed.

Ee-peng Lim; Aixin Sun

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems model of the thickness mode piezoelectric transducer  

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A new model for piezoelectricultrasonic transducers is proposed. Using a systems engineering approach

G. Hayward; C. J. MacLeod; T. S. Durrani

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Security: A Coordinated Approach  

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... SIM / SEM Asset Management System AAA ICS/SCADA Security Physical Security ... Location-Awareness ICS/SCADA Smart Grid Mobile Devices ...

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A Suggested Approach  

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... system may be found in Appendix C of New Energy Technologies for Building ... specific energy ... is any added risk to safety which the new technology ...

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The diesel approach  

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Whether for standby or baseload capacity, diesel generator sets are being used in markets worldwide. Companies are taking a variety of approaches to tapping these markets. The markets for diesel generators follow two basic paths. In the US, they are used primarily for standby or peaking applications. Outside the US, the market includes standby applications but is more often for baseload or prime-power applications.

Anderson, J.L.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Take an integrated approach to refinery automation  

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An integrated approach to designing refinery automation systems is essential to guaranteeing systems compatibility and maximizing benefits. Several aspects of implementing integrated refinery automation should be considered early in the project. Many refineries have major parts of their business automated, starting from corporate planning at the higher level, down to DCS and field instrumentation. A typical refinery automation system architecture of the mid-eighties is shown. Automation systems help refineries improve their business through: Rationalization of man power; Increased throughputs; Reduced give-away; Reduced energy consumption; Better response to market demands and changes; Effective use of offsite areas through scheduling and automatic line-up systems; Reduced losses; and Decision support systems.

Wadi, I. (Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (United Arab Emirates))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology | Department of Energy  

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Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology CX rulemaking files More Documents & Publications Nanomaterial Laboratory...

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Infiltration Effects on Residential Pollutant Concentrations for Continuous  

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Infiltration Effects on Residential Pollutant Concentrations for Continuous Infiltration Effects on Residential Pollutant Concentrations for Continuous and Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation Approaches Title Infiltration Effects on Residential Pollutant Concentrations for Continuous and Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation Approaches Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-3978E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Sherman, Max H., Jennifer M. Logue, and Brett C. Singer Journal HVAC&R Research Volume 17 Issue 2 Pagination 159 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords resave Abstract The prevailing residential ventilation standard in North America, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.2, specifies volumetric airflow requirements as a function of the overall size of the home and the number of bedrooms, assumes a fixed, minimal amount of infiltration, and requires mechanical ventilation to achieve the remainder. The standard allows for infiltration credits and intermittent ventilation patterns that can be shown to provide comparable performance. Whole-house ventilation methods have a substantial effect on time-varying indoor pollutant concentrations. If alternatives specified by Standard 62.2, such as intermittent ventilation, are used, short-term pollutant concentrations could exceed acute health standards even if chronic health standards are met.The authors present a methodology for comparing ASHRAE- and non-ASHRAE-specified ventilation scenarios on relative indoor pollutant concentrations. We use numerical modeling to compare the maximum time-averaged concentrations for acute exposure relevant (1-hour, 8-hour, 24-hour ) and chronic exposure relevant (1-year) time periods for four different ventilation scenarios in six climates with a range of normalized leakage values. The results suggest that long-term concentrations are the most important metric for assessing the effectiveness of whole-house ventilation systems in meeting exposure standards and that, if chronic health exposure standards are met, acute standards will also be met.

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Approaching petascale computing  

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Several federal agencies have announced plans to acquire large scale systems within the next few years which will have peak performance in the petascale range. In order to make sure that end users can take maximum advantage of these systems, Federal ...

Grant Miller

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematic approach for chemical reactivity evaluation  

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Under certain conditions, reactive chemicals may proceed into uncontrolled chemical reaction pathways with rapid and significant increases in temperature, pressure, and/or gas evolution. Reactive chemicals have been involved in many industrial incidents, and have harmed people, property, and the environment. Evaluation of reactive chemical hazards is critical to design and operate safer chemical plant processes. Much effort is needed for experimental techniques, mainly calorimetric analysis, to measure thermal reactivity of chemical systems. Studying all the various reaction pathways experimentally however is very expensive and time consuming. Therefore, it is essential to employ simplified screening tools and other methods to reduce the number of experiments and to identify the most energetic pathways. A systematic approach is presented for the evaluation of reactive chemical hazards. This approach is based on a combination of computational methods, correlations, and experimental thermal analysis techniques. The presented approach will help to focus the experimental work to the most hazardous reaction scenarios with a better understanding of the reactive system chemistry. Computational methods are used to predict reaction stoichiometries, thermodynamics, and kinetics, which then are used to exclude thermodynamically infeasible and non-hazardous reaction pathways. Computational methods included: (1) molecular group contribution methods, (2) computational quantum chemistry methods, and (3) correlations based on thermodynamic-energy relationships. The experimental techniques are used to evaluate the most energetic systems for more accurate thermodynamic and kinetics parameters, or to replace inadequate numerical methods. The Reactive System Screening Tool (RSST) and the Automatic Pressure Tracking Adiabatic Calorimeter (APTAC) were employed to evaluate the reactive systems experimentally. The RSST detected exothermic behavior and measured the overall liberated energy. The APTAC simulated near-adiabatic runaway scenarios for more accurate thermodynamic and kinetic parameters. The validity of this approach was investigated through the evaluation of potentially hazardous reactive systems, including decomposition of di-tert-butyl peroxide, copolymerization of styrene-acrylonitrile, and polymerization of 1,3-butadiene.

Aldeeb, Abdulrehman Ahmed

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of Adaptive Systems  

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Adaptive systems are critical for future space and other unmanned and intelligent systems. Verification of these systems is also critical for their use in systems with potential harm to human life or with large financial investments. Due to their nondeterministic nature and extremely large state space, current methods for verification of software systems are not adequate to provide a high level of assurance for them. The combination of stabilization science, high performance computing simulations, compositional verification and traditional verification techniques, plus operational monitors, provides a complete approach to verification and deployment of adaptive systems that has not been used before. This paper gives an overview of this approach.

Pullum, Laura L [ORNL; Cui, Xiaohui [New York Institute of Technology (NYIT); Vassev, Emil [Lero The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre; Hinchey, Mike [Lero The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre; Rouff, Christopher [Lockheed Martin Corporation; Buskens, Richard [Lockheed Martin Corporation

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water pollution diagnosis with a multi-agent approach  

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Providing high quality drinking water with no disruption is the main objective of every municipal water system. The paper presents the application of a multi-agent approach to water pollution diagnosis in a municipal water system. The main benefit of ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, environmental protection, multi-agent system, water pollution diagnosis

Constantin Nichita; Mihaela Oprea

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z