Perspectives For Low-Carbon Electricity Production Until 2030: Lessons Learned From The Comparison Of Local Contexts In Poland And Portugal, 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology
Perspectives For Low-Carbon Electricity Production Until 2030: Lessons Learned From The Comparison Of Local Contexts In Poland And Portugal, Wojciech Budzianowski, Joao Gomes
This paper compares perspectives for low-carbon electricity production in two EU member states - Poland and Portugal until 2030. Electricity production capacities, carbon emissions of electricity production, and production cost of electricity (COE) of Poland and Portugal are analyzed. The dilemmas of investments into low-carbon electricity production technologies relying on: (i) renewable energy sources (RES), (ii) nuclear fuel, and (iii) fossil fuels integrated with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are discussed. Roadmap 2050 recommends about 40% decarbonization of electricity generation by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Based on electricity production mix forecast for 2030 carbon emissions of electricity are estimated at ...
Developing And Testing An Anguilliform Robot Swimming With Theoretically High Hydrodynamic Efficiency, 2015 University of New Orleans
Developing And Testing An Anguilliform Robot Swimming With Theoretically High Hydrodynamic Efficiency, John B. Potts Iii
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
An anguilliform swimming robot replicating an idealized motion is a complex marine vehicle necessitating both a theoretical and experimental analysis to completely understand its propulsion characteristics. The ideal anguilliform motion within is theorized to produce ``wakeless'' swimming (Vorus, 2011), a reactive swimming technique that produces thrust by accelerations of the added mass in the vicinity of the body. The net circulation for the unsteady motion is theorized to be eliminated.
The robot was designed to replicate the desired, theoretical motion by applying control theory methods. Independent joint control was used due to hardware limitations. The fluid velocity vectors in the ...
Design Of A Solar Tracking System For Improving Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Reliability/Economic/Ghg Implications Of Grid-Connected Wind Energy System Based On Genetic Algorithm, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Design And Implementation Of Microcontroller Based Non-Inverting Dc/Dc Buck-Boost Converter, Hamdi Ali Mohamed
Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
The Non Ideality Effect Of Optimizing The P&O Mppt Algorithm For Pv Ac Load Applications, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Dr. Adel A. Elbaset
Using Basic Quality Tools To Improve Production Yields And Product Quality In Manufacturing, 2015 East Tennessee State University
Using Basic Quality Tools To Improve Production Yields And Product Quality In Manufacturing, Steve E. Black
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
As the U.S. and world economies emerge from years of recession, the hardwood flooring market is currently enjoying strong growth. With this growth come new challenges for hardwood flooring manufacturers. Strong competition from foreign markets and rising log prices are reducing product margins and forcing companies to think lean, while improving product quality.
QEP Wood Flooring division, who struggled through the worst of the U.S. economic down turn is now regaining ground as a strong competitor in the hardwood flooring market. This turnaround is due to internal changes to decrease waste and increase product quality. This is accomplished ...
Background Differences In Baseline And Stimulated Mmp Levels Influence Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Susceptibility, 2015 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Background Differences In Baseline And Stimulated Mmp Levels Influence Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Susceptibility, Matthew A. Dale, Melissa K. Suh, Shijia Zhao, Trevor Meisinger, Linxia Gu, Vicki J. Swier, Devendra K. Agrawal, Timothy Greiner, Jeffrey S. Carson, B. Timothy Baxter, Wanfen Xiong
Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications
Objective: Evidence has demonstrated profound influence of genetic background on cardiovascular phenotypes. Murine models in Marfan syndrome (MFS) have shown that genetic background-related variations affect thoracic aortic aneurysm formation, rupture, and lifespan of mice. MFS mice with C57Bl/6 genetic background are less susceptible to aneurysm formation compared to the 129/SvEv genetic background. In this study, we hypothesize that susceptibility to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) will be increased in 129/SvEv mice versus C57Bl/6 mice. We tested this hypothesis by assessing differences in aneurysm size, tissue properties, immune response, and MMP expression.
Methods: Mice of C57Bl/6 or ...
Dividing And Conquering Meshes Within The Nist Fire Dynamics Simulator (Fds) On Multicore Computing Systems, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dividing And Conquering Meshes Within The Nist Fire Dynamics Simulator (Fds) On Multicore Computing Systems, Donald Charles Collins
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) provides a computational fluid dynamics model of a fire, which can be visualized by using NIST Smokeview (SMV). Users must create a configuration file (*.fds) that describes the environment and other characteristics of the fire scene so that the FDS software can produce the output file (*.smv) needed for visualization.The processing can be computationally intensive, often taking between several minutes and several hours to complete. In many cases, a user will create a file that is not optimized for a multicore computing system. By dividing meshes within ...
A Comparative Study Between The Karst Of Hoa Quang, Cao Bang Province, Vietnam And Tuscumbia Alabama, U.S.A., 2015 Geological Survey of Alabama
A Comparative Study Between The Karst Of Hoa Quang, Cao Bang Province, Vietnam And Tuscumbia Alabama, U.S.A., Gheorghe M. Ponta, Nguyen Xuan Nam, Florentin Stoiciu, Ferenc L. Forray, Viorel Badalita, Lenuta J. Enache, Ioan A. Tudor
Sinkhole Conference 2015
Some of the most beautiful karst features created by the dissolution of limestones are residual hills with steep or vertical sides rising from a flat plain, known as tower karst. Tower karst to be developed requires a “mean annual temperature of minimum 170C to 180C and 1,000 to 1, 200 mm/m2 of annual rainfall (Jakucs, 1977). Two sites matching this criteria were selected: the karst of Hoa Quang District, Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, and Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, U.S.A. Preliminary observations regarding similarities and differences between these two sites are presented in this paper. The Hoa ...
Concepts For Geotechnical Investigation In Karst, 2015 Geoscience Services
Concepts For Geotechnical Investigation In Karst, Joseph A. Fischer Dr., Joseph J. Fischer Mr.
Sinkhole Conference 2015
There seems to be a lack of recognition in the literature that addresses the variety of karst in the United States of America and some of its offshore territories. For example, there are the well-known solutioned carbonates of Florida and the Caribbean, but there are also the somewhat older, harder carbonates of St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Even Florida’s recently deposited karst varies from region to region. There are also the ancient, flat-lying carbonates of the interior craton that often have semi-horizontal cavities resulting from variations in ground water levels affecting bedding and the contorted rocks of the ...
Influence Of Biofield Treatment On Physical And Structural Characteristics Of Barium Oxide And Zinc Sulfide, Mahendra Trivedi
Mahendra Kumar Trivedi
Developing An Optimal Model For Infant Home Visitation, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Developing An Optimal Model For Infant Home Visitation, Isaac Atuahene
The United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Canada and many other countries have accepted home visitation (HV) as a promising strategy for interventions for infants after births and for their mothers. Prior HV studies have focused on theoretical foundations, evaluations of programs, cost/benefit analysis and cost estimation by using hospital/payer/insurance data to prove its effectiveness and high cost. As governments and private organizations continue to fund HVs, it is an opportune time to develop and formulate operations research (OR) models of HV coverage, quality and cost so they might be used in program implementation as done for adult ...
A Concept Validation Of A Magnetometry-Based Technology For Detecting Concealed Weapons In Vehicle Door Panels, 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
A Concept Validation Of A Magnetometry-Based Technology For Detecting Concealed Weapons In Vehicle Door Panels, Nar Vang
Master's Theses and Project Reports
Acts of insurgency have become an increasing threat resulting in extensive measures being taken by the law enforcement authorities to mitigate their devastating effects on human life and infrastructure. This thesis introduces a magnetometry-based information, and signal processing methodology for detecting concealed ferrous objects in vehicle body panels. From extensive literature research, it was observed that while magnetic sensors have been used in a variety of related applications, but they have not been extensively applied to the on-road detection of firearms and explosives concealed in vehicles. This study utilized an extensive experimental protocol for preliminary concept validation. The main idea ...
Role Of Information On Probability Of Traffic Conflict On The Onset Of Yellow, 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Role Of Information On Probability Of Traffic Conflict On The Onset Of Yellow, Nathaniel Burnett, Anuj Sharma
This paper examines the effect of information provided to drivers through advance warning flashers (AWFs) on driver’s probability of conflict at the onset of yellow at a high-speed intersection. AWFs are specifically designed to minimize the number of vehicles trapped in their respective dilemma zones at the onset of yellow. A probit modeling technique was used to establish dilemma zone boundaries. Based on the dilemma zone boundaries probability of a perceived conflict curves was computed and compared against actual conflicts observed at each of the studied intersections. The comparison between the actual and theoretical probability of conflict curves generated ...
A Simple Method For Estimation Of Queue Length, 2015 Inidan Institute of Technology, Madras
A Simple Method For Estimation Of Queue Length, S. Anusha, Lelitha Vanajakshi, Anuj Sharma
Urban arterials are characterized by frequent intersections. Queue length and delay are the two primary measures of performance of intersection. These measures play a primary role in determining the arterial performance. This article presents a methodology to determine the number of vehicles in queue at a signalized intersection for under saturated traffic conditions. The results obtained were validated using actual values that are manually extracted. The root-mean-square error is of the range 1.3 vehicles for estimation of number of vehicles in queue. The various aspects that have to be considered in accurate estimation of performance measures are also discussed.
Economic Analysis Of Using Renewable Wind Power System At A Signalized Intersection, 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Economic Analysis Of Using Renewable Wind Power System At A Signalized Intersection, Mo Zhao, Anuj Sharma, Dave Bernt, Joshua Meyer, Benjamin Dickey, Scott Rosenbaugh, Elizabeth Jones, Laurence Rilett
The transportation industry consumes about 28% of the total energy consumed by all sectors in the United States. This paper proposes a renewable wind power system (RWPS) as an alternative power source for signalized traffic intersections. The proposed system can be mounted onto the existing transportation infrastructure to provide reliable green electricity. Large-scale implementation of such a system has the potential to dramatically change the role of the public right-of-way system from an energy consumer to an energy producer, which will reduce the transportation system operating costs and promote the development of greener roadways. This paper provides a framework to ...
Thermal Energy Storage In Building Integrated Thermal Systems: A Review. Part 2. Integration As Passive System, 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology
Thermal Energy Storage In Building Integrated Thermal Systems: A Review. Part 2. Integration As Passive System, Dervilla Niall, Sarah Mccormack, Philip Griffiths, Luisa Cabeza, Lidia Navarro, Albert Castell, Alvaro De Grazia, Maria Brown
Energy consumption trends in residential and commercial buildings show a significant increase in recent decades. One of the key points for reducing energy consumption in buildings is to decrease the energy demand. Buildings envelopes are not just a structure they also provide protection from outdoor weather conditions always taking into account the local climate. Thermal energy storage has been used and applied to the building structure by taking advantage of sensible heat storage of materials with high thermal mass. But in recent years, researchers have focused their studies on the implementation of latent heat storage materials that if well incorporated ...
Investigation On The Soundscape Preference And Perception Of Highlands Environment: A Preliminary Study, Nazli Che Din, Engku Mastura Engku Ahmad, Hazreena Hussein
Highland environment is one of the popular tourist destinations because it holds a rich array of natural resources. However, the economic and development growth of highlands gave potential effect of biological wealth and environment surrounding. Noise pollution in developing highland area could intrude the ability to comprehend of natural and environmental sounds. As preliminary, the main objective of this research is to identify factors and elements that characterise the soundscape in three selected green areas on highland environment. The research was carried out through a series of field measurement and audio-visual experiment. At the first stage of the study, the ...
Where There Is No Engineer’ Using A Problem Based Project To Develop Graduate Attributes In First Year Engineering Students, 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology
Where There Is No Engineer’ Using A Problem Based Project To Develop Graduate Attributes In First Year Engineering Students, Una Beagon, Dervilla Niall
This paper investigates the use of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) project within a first year engineering Design Project module to assess how effective it can be in improving graduate attributes. As a teaching pedagogy, the benefits of PBL include a deeper understanding of lecture material by students and enhancement in problem solving and collaboration skills. However, the benefit of PBL in developing graduate attributes is unclear.
The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) offers a range of Level 8 honours degree engineering programmes, although all students transition through a common first year programme. Modules within the first year are typically ...