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A Fuzzy Expert System For Loss Reduction And Voltage Control In Radial Distribution Systems, Almoataz Abdelaziz 2010 Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

A Fuzzy Expert System For Loss Reduction And Voltage Control In Radial Distribution Systems, Almoataz Abdelaziz

Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz

In this paper, two methods for improving voltage profile and minimizing total system losses in radial distribution feeders are presented. The first method concerns with the capacitor allocation problem. Fuzzy expert system (FES) is used to select the best candidate nodes for capacitors to be installed in order to maximize total loss reduction and total net savings. The second method illustrated the voltage regulator problem. In this method, the location and the tapping ratio of the voltage regulators are determined in order to minimize total system losses while keeping the voltage within specified limits. The two methods have been applied ...


Leading Measures, Michael O'Toole 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Leading Measures, Michael O'Toole

Michael F O'Toole Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Design Of A Positioning System For A Holographic Otoscope, I Dobrev, J Moreno, C Furlong, E Harrington, J Rosowski, Christopher Scarpino 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Design Of A Positioning System For A Holographic Otoscope, I Dobrev, J Moreno, C Furlong, E Harrington, J Rosowski, Christopher Scarpino

Christopher Scarpino

No abstract provided.


Software Assurance Curriculum Project Volume I: Master Of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum, Nancy Mead, Julia Allen, Mark Ardis, Thomas Hilburn, Andrew Kornecki, Richard Linger, James McDonald 2010 Carnegie Mellon University

Software Assurance Curriculum Project Volume I: Master Of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum, Nancy Mead, Julia Allen, Mark Ardis, Thomas Hilburn, Andrew Kornecki, Richard Linger, James Mcdonald

Andrew J. Kornecki

Modern society depends on software systems of ever-increasing scope and complexity in virtually every sphere of human activity, including business, finance, energy, transportation, education, communication, government, and defense. Because the consequences of failure can be severe, dependable functionality and security are essential. As a result, software assurance is emerging as an important discipline for the development, acquisition, and operation of software systems and services that provide requisite levels of dependability and security.

This report is the first volume in the Software Assurance Curriculum Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This report presents a body of knowledge ...


Design Of An X-Band Frequency Synthesizer, Prof Dr. Mahmoud Moghavvemi 2010 University of Malaya

Design Of An X-Band Frequency Synthesizer, Prof Dr. Mahmoud Moghavvemi

Professor Mahmoud Moghavvemi

This frequency synthesizer design aims at achieving low phase and high reliability for X-band digital microwave radio applications, using a commercial device and frequency tripling techniques.


Development Of An Optoelectronic Holographic Platform For Otolaryngology Applications, Ellery Harrington, Ivo Dobrev, Nikhil Bapat, Jorge Flores, Cosme Furlong, John Rosowski, Jeffery Cheng, Christopher Scarpino, Michael Ravicz 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Development Of An Optoelectronic Holographic Platform For Otolaryngology Applications, Ellery Harrington, Ivo Dobrev, Nikhil Bapat, Jorge Flores, Cosme Furlong, John Rosowski, Jeffery Cheng, Christopher Scarpino, Michael Ravicz

Christopher Scarpino

No abstract provided.


Minimizing Valgus Knee Loading During Sidestepping: Implications For Acl Injury Risk, C. Donnelly, D. Lloyd, B. Elliott, Jeffrey Reinbolt 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Minimizing Valgus Knee Loading During Sidestepping: Implications For Acl Injury Risk, C. Donnelly, D. Lloyd, B. Elliott, Jeffrey Reinbolt

Jeffrey A. Reinbolt

No abstract provided.


Evolutionary Computation Based Three-Area Automatic Generation Control, Praghnesh Bhatt 2010 Charotar University of Science and Technology

Evolutionary Computation Based Three-Area Automatic Generation Control, Praghnesh Bhatt

Praghnesh Bhatt

No abstract provided.


Distribution Systems Reconfiguration Using A Modified Tabu Search Algorithm, Almoataz Abdelaziz 2010 Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

Distribution Systems Reconfiguration Using A Modified Tabu Search Algorithm, Almoataz Abdelaziz

Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz

This article presents an efficient meta-heuristic method for reconfiguration of distribution systems. A modified Tabu Search (MTS) algorithm is used to reconfigure distribution systems so that active power losses are globally minimized with turning on/off sectionalizing switches. TS algorithm is introduced with some modifications such as using a tabu list with variable size according to the system size. Also, a random multiplicative move is used in the search process to diversify the search toward unexplored regions. The Kirchhoff algebraic method is adopted to check the radial topology of the system. A salient feature of the MTS method is that ...


Pre-Swing Deficits In Forward Propulsion, Swing Initiation And Power Generation By Individual Muscles During Hemiparetic Walking, Carrie Peterson, Allison Kinney, Stephen Kautz, Richard Neptune 2010 University of Texas at Austin

Pre-Swing Deficits In Forward Propulsion, Swing Initiation And Power Generation By Individual Muscles During Hemiparetic Walking, Carrie Peterson, Allison Kinney, Stephen Kautz, Richard Neptune

Allison Kinney

No abstract provided.


Birdstrike Mitigation - Beyond The Airport, Paul Eschenfelder, Russ DeFusco 2010 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Birdstrike Mitigation - Beyond The Airport, Paul Eschenfelder, Russ Defusco

Paul F. Eschenfelder

No abstract provided.


Assessing Misconceptions Of Undergraduate Engineering Students In The Thermal Sciences, Michael Prince, M. Vigeant, K. Nottis 2010 Bucknell University

Assessing Misconceptions Of Undergraduate Engineering Students In The Thermal Sciences, Michael Prince, M. Vigeant, K. Nottis

Michael J. Prince

No abstract provided.


Acoustic Contributions Of A Sound Absorbing Blanket Placed In A Double Panel Structure: Absorption Versus Transmission, Olivier Doutres, Noureddine Atalla 2010 University of Sherbrooke

Acoustic Contributions Of A Sound Absorbing Blanket Placed In A Double Panel Structure: Absorption Versus Transmission, Olivier Doutres, Noureddine Atalla

Olivier Doutres Ph.D.

The objective of this paper is to propose a simple tool to estimate the absorption vs. transmission loss contributions of a multilayered blanket unbounded in a double panel structure and thus guide its optimization. The normal incidence airborne sound transmission loss of the double panel structure, without structure-borne connections, is written in terms of three main contributions; (i) sound transmission loss of the panels, (ii) sound transmission loss of the blanket and (iii) sound absorption due to multiple reflections inside the cavity. The method is applied to four different blankets frequently used in automotive and aeronautic applications: a non-symmetric multilayer ...


Financial Return For Government Support Of Large-Scale Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing In Canada, Joshua M. Pearce, K. Branker 2010 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Financial Return For Government Support Of Large-Scale Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing In Canada, Joshua M. Pearce, K. Branker

Joshua M. Pearce

As the Ontario government has recognized that solar photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion is a solution to satisfying energy demands while reducing the adverse anthropogenic impacts on the global environment that compromise social welfare, it has begun to generate policy to support financial incentives for PV. This paper provides a financial analysis for investment in a 1 GW per year turnkey amorphous silicon PV manufacturing plant. The financial benefits for both the provincial and federal governments were quantified for: (i) full construction subsidy, (ii) construction subsidy and sale, (iii) partially subsidize construction, (iv) a publicly owned plant, (v) loan guarantee for ...


Effect Of Particle Properties And Light Polarization On The Plasmonic Resonances In Metallic Nanoparticles, U. Guler, R. Turan 2010 Middle East Technical University

Effect Of Particle Properties And Light Polarization On The Plasmonic Resonances In Metallic Nanoparticles, U. Guler, R. Turan

U. Guler

The resonance behavior of localized surface plasmons in silver and gold nanoparticles was studied in the visible and near-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Arrays of nano-sized gold (Au) and silver (Ag) particles with different properties were produced with electron-beam lithography technique over glass substrates. The effect of the particle size, shape variations, period, thickness, metal type, substrate type and sulfidation were studied via transmission and reflectance measurements. The results are compared with the theoretical calculations based on the DDA simulations performed by software developed in this study. We propose a new intensity modulation technique based on localized surface plasmons ...


7 - استفاده از روش معکوس برای طراحی حرارتی يک اتاق مسکونی، به منظور ايجاد شرايط آسايش حرارتی, Reza Imani, Mehdi Maerefat, Farshad Kowsari, Alireza Zolfaghari 2010 University of Birjand

7 - استفاده از روش معکوس برای طراحی حرارتی يک اتاق مسکونی، به منظور ايجاد شرايط آسايش حرارتی, Reza Imani, Mehdi Maerefat, Farshad Kowsari, Alireza Zolfaghari

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Producer Responsibility And Recycling Solar Photovoltaic Modules, N. C. McDonald, Joshua M. Pearce 2010 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Producer Responsibility And Recycling Solar Photovoltaic Modules, N. C. Mcdonald, Joshua M. Pearce

Joshua M. Pearce

Rapid expansion of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is quickly causing solar to play a growing importance in the energy mix of the world. Over the full life cycle, although to a smaller degree than traditional energy sources, PV also creates solid waste. This paper examines the potential need for PV recycling policies by analyzing existing recycling protocols for the five major types of commercialized PV materials. The amount of recoverable semiconductor material and glass in a 1 m2 area solar module for the five types of cells is quantified both physically and the profit potential of recycling is determined ...


7 - استفاده از روش معکوس برای طراحی حرارتی يک اتاق مسکونی، به منظور ايجاد شرايط آسايش حرارتی, Reza Imani, Mehdi Maerefat, Farshad Kowsari, Alireza Zolfaghari 2010 University of Birjand

7 - استفاده از روش معکوس برای طراحی حرارتی يک اتاق مسکونی، به منظور ايجاد شرايط آسايش حرارتی, Reza Imani, Mehdi Maerefat, Farshad Kowsari, Alireza Zolfaghari

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Structural And Magnetic Properties Of Neodymium - Iron - Boron Clusters, Jeremy J. Anderson 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Structural And Magnetic Properties Of Neodymium - Iron - Boron Clusters, Jeremy J. Anderson

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Using inert gas condensation techniques the properties of sputtered neodymium-iron-born clusters were investigated. A D.C. magnetron sputtering source created vaporous Nd-Fe-B which was then condensed into clusters and deposited onto silicon substrates. A composite target of Nd-Fe-B discs on an iron plate and a composite target of Nd-(Fe-Co)-B were utilized to create clusters. The clusters were coated with a carbon layer through R.F. sputtering to prevent oxidation.

Samples were investigated in the TEM and showed a size distribution with an average particle diameter of 8.11 nm. The clusters, upon deposition, were amorphous as indicated by ...


Robots In War: Issues Of Risk And Ethics, Patrick Lin, George A. Bekey, Keith Abney 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Robots In War: Issues Of Risk And Ethics, Patrick Lin, George A. Bekey, Keith Abney

George A. Bekey

War robots clearly hold tremendous advantages-from saving the lives of our own soldiers, to safely defusing roadside bombs, to operating in inaccessible and dangerous environments such as mountainside caves and underwater. Without emotions and other liabilities on the battlefield, they could conduct warfare more ethically and effectively than human soldiers who are susceptible to overreactions, anger, vengeance, fatigue, low morale, and so on. But the use of robots, especially autonomous ones, raises a a host of ethical and risk issues. This paper offers a a survey of such emerging issues in this new but rapidly advancing area of technology.


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