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Development Of Integrated Process Simulation System Model For Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (Sftf) Design: Quarterly Progress Report January 1-March 31, 2005, Yitung Chen, Sean Hsieh Mar 2005

Development Of Integrated Process Simulation System Model For Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (Sftf) Design: Quarterly Progress Report January 1-March 31, 2005, Yitung Chen, Sean Hsieh

Separations Campaign (TRP)

The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) and Transmutation Research Program-University Participation Program (TRP-UPP) supported by Department of Energy of the United States have been developing many important technologies for the transmutation of nuclear waste to address long-term disposal issues. While successfully embedding AMUSE module into a dedicated System Engineering Model (TRPSEMPro), developed by the Nevada Center for Advanced Computational Methods (NCACM) at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas collaborating with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), ANL is interested in further simulating the Light Water Reactor (LWR) Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (SFTF) combining commercial process simulation and analysis packages and core calculation of ...


F-111 Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center For Systems Engineering, G. Keith Richey Mar 2005

F-111 Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center For Systems Engineering, G. Keith Richey

AFIT Documents

The systems engineering lessons from the F-111 program will facilitate learning by emphasizing practical applications and resulting outcomes to the current processes and tools used on today s programs. The student will understand the long-term consequences of systems engineering as implemented on the F-111 and its effect on cost, schedule, and operational effectiveness. The reader can then postulate outcomes of alternate decisions at the program/system level.


Theater Battle Management Core System Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center For Systems Engineering, Josiah R. Collens Jr., Bob Krause Feb 2005

Theater Battle Management Core System Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center For Systems Engineering, Josiah R. Collens Jr., Bob Krause

AFIT Documents

The Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) is an integrated air command and control (C2) system that performs standardized, secure, automated air battle planning and execution management for Air Force, multi-service, and allied commanders in theaters of operation worldwide. TBMCS provides the means to plan, direct, and control all theater air operations and to coordinate with land, maritime, and special operations elements. It is deployed at C2 nodes at national, force and wing/unit-level elements. TBMCS operates in support of planners and decision makers at, and below, the level of Joint Force Air Component Commander. The system is modular and ...


Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, Sean Hsieh Jan 2005

Development Of A Systems Engineering Model Of The Chemical Separations Process, Yitung Chen, Darrell Pepper, Sean Hsieh

Separations Campaign (TRP)

The chemical processing of used nuclear fuel is an integral component of any strategy for the transmutation of nuclear waste. Due to the large volume of material that must be handled in this first step of the transmutation process, the efficiency of the separations process is a key factor in the potential economic viability of transmutation strategies. The ability to optimize the chemical separation systems is vital to ensure the feasibility of the transmutation program.

Systems analysis, or total systems modeling, is one of the strongest tools available to researchers for understanding and optimizing complex systems such as chemical separations ...


Development Of Integrated Process Simulation System Model For Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (Sftf) Design, Yitung Chen, Sean Hsieh Jan 2005

Development Of Integrated Process Simulation System Model For Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (Sftf) Design, Yitung Chen, Sean Hsieh

Separations Campaign (TRP)

The major objective is to create a framework that combines all the strengths of AMUSE’s complicated calculations, well established commercial system process package such as ASPENPLUS, HYSYS and PRO/II and TRPSEMPro’s flexible parameter optimization modules. Development of the process simulation code can be done using the solvent extraction process experience at Argonne National Laboratory and in collaboration with the NCACM.

The major activities of the task are the following:

  • Develop a framework for simulating the SFTF process using AMUSE code, commercial process package, such as ASPEN- PLUS, and system engineering model.
  • Develop a middleware package that can ...


Robotics In Scansorial Environments, Kellar Autumn, Martin Buehler, Mark Cutkosky, Ronald Fearing, Robert J. Full, Daniel Goldman, Richard Groff, William Provancher, Alfred A. Rizzi, Uluc Saranli, Aaron Saunders, Daniel Koditschek Jan 2005

Robotics In Scansorial Environments, Kellar Autumn, Martin Buehler, Mark Cutkosky, Ronald Fearing, Robert J. Full, Daniel Goldman, Richard Groff, William Provancher, Alfred A. Rizzi, Uluc Saranli, Aaron Saunders, Daniel Koditschek

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We review a large multidisciplinary effort to develop a family of autonomous robots capable of rapid, agile maneuvers in and around natural and artificial vertical terrains such as walls, cliffs, caves, trees and rubble. Our robot designs are inspired by (but not direct copies of) biological climbers such as cockroaches, geckos, and squirrels. We are incorporating advanced materials (e.g., synthetic gecko hairs) into these designs and fabricating them using state of the art rapid prototyping techniques (e.g., shape deposition manufacturing) that permit multiple iterations of design and testing with an effective integration path for the novel materials and ...


A Generic, Adaptive Systems Engineering Information Model I, Ann K. Miller, Joseph J. Simpson, Scott Erwin Grasman, Cihan H. Dagli Jan 2005

A Generic, Adaptive Systems Engineering Information Model I, Ann K. Miller, Joseph J. Simpson, Scott Erwin Grasman, Cihan H. Dagli

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

This paper proposes a new network centric architecture that can be used by first responders to effectively respond to crisis situations. The powerful network-centric concept originally developed for and mainly used in the military environment, can be effectively used for civilian security and emergency response missions. This paper also proposes the use of a swarm of intelligent robots as a part of the network-centric architecture to aid the first responders. The swarm of robots works in tandem with the first responders and provides them with the necessary information on a real time basis. The proposed network centric architecture with a ...


An Sds Modeling Approach For Simulation-Based Control, Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Kumar Mayur Thakur Jan 2005

An Sds Modeling Approach For Simulation-Based Control, Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Kumar Mayur Thakur

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

We initiate a study of mathematical models for specifying (discrete) simulation-based control systems. It is desirable to specify simulation-based control systems using a model that is intuitive, succinct, expressive, and whose state space properties are relatively easy computationally. We compare automata-based models for specifying control systems and find that all systems that are currently used (such as finite state machines, communicating hierarchical finite state machines (FSM), communicating finite state machines, and Turing machines) lack at least one of the abovementioned features. We propose using sequential dynamical systems (SDS) - a formalism for representing discrete simulations - to specify simulation-based control systems. We ...


Allocating Work In Process In A Multiple-Product Conwip System With Lost Sales, Sarah M. Ryan, Jumpol Vorasayan Jan 2005

Allocating Work In Process In A Multiple-Product Conwip System With Lost Sales, Sarah M. Ryan, Jumpol Vorasayan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

To operate a multiple-product manufacturing system under a CONWIP control policy, one must decide how to assign kanbans to products. With a fixed total number of kanbans in a competitive environment, the goal is to determine their allocation to product types in order to minimize lost sales equitably. In particular, we consider systems in which the products may make multiple visits to the same station with a different processing time distribution on each repeat visit. With a fixed number of kanbans dedicated to each product, the system is modeled as a multiple-chain multiple-class closed queuing network. A nonlinear program simultaneously ...


On The Validity Of The Geometric Brownian Motion Assumption, Rahul Ratnakar Marathe, Sarah M. Ryan Jan 2005

On The Validity Of The Geometric Brownian Motion Assumption, Rahul Ratnakar Marathe, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The geometric Brownian motion (GBM) process is frequently invoked as a model for such diverse quantities as stock prices, natural resource prices and the growth in demand for products or services. We discuss a process for checking whether a given time series follows the GBM process. Methods to remove seasonal variation from such a time series are also analyzed. Of four industries studied, the historical time series for usage of established services meet the criteria for a GBM; however, the data for growth of emergent services do not.


Likelihood-Based Statistical Estimation From Quantized Data, Stephen B. Vardeman, Chiang-Sheng Lee Jan 2005

Likelihood-Based Statistical Estimation From Quantized Data, Stephen B. Vardeman, Chiang-Sheng Lee

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Most standard statistical methods treat numerical data as if they were real (infinite-number-of-decimal-places) observations. The issue of quantization or digital resolution can render such methods inappropriate and misleading. This article discusses some of the difficulties of interpretation and corresponding difficulties of inference arising in even very simple measurement contexts, once the presence of quantization is admitted. It then argues (using the simple case of confidence interval estimation based on a quantized random sample from a normal distribution as a vehicle) for the use of statistical methods based on "rounded data likelihood functions" as an effective way of handling the matter.


Sheppard's Correction For Variances And The "Quantization Noise Model", Stephen B. Vardeman Jan 2005

Sheppard's Correction For Variances And The "Quantization Noise Model", Stephen B. Vardeman

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

In this paper, we examine the relevance of Sheppard's correction for variances and (both the original and a valid weak form of) the so-called "quantization noise model" to understanding the effects of integer rounding on continuous random variables. We further consider whether there is any real relationship between the two. We observe that the strong form of the model is not really relevant to describing rounding effects. We demonstrate using simple cases the substantial limitations of the Sheppard correction, and use simple versions of a weak form of the model to establish that there is no real connection between ...


Likelihood And Bayesian Methods For Accurate Identification Of Measurement Biases In Pseudo Steady-State Processes, Sriram Devanathan, Stephen B. Vardeman, Derrick K. Rollins Sr. Jan 2005

Likelihood And Bayesian Methods For Accurate Identification Of Measurement Biases In Pseudo Steady-State Processes, Sriram Devanathan, Stephen B. Vardeman, Derrick K. Rollins Sr.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Two new approaches are presented for improved identification of measurement biases in linear pseudo steady-state processes. Both are designed to detect a change in the mean of a measured variable leading to an inference regarding the presence of a biased measurement. The first method is based on a likelihood ratio test for the presence of a mean shift. The second is based on a Bayesian decision rule (relying on prior distributions for unknown parameters) for the detection of a mean shift. The performance of these two methods is compared with that of a method given by Devanathan et al. (2000 ...


Light Rail And Brt: Competitive Or Complementary?, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 2005

Light Rail And Brt: Competitive Or Complementary?, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Since the 1970s great progress has been made to develop transit systems which provide service considerably better than buses can offer in mixed traffic, but which require significantly lower investment than metro systems with exclusive ways. This “semirapid transit” category of modes, using mostly partially separated ways, has been introduced extensively in medium-sized cities, as well as supplementing metros in suburban areas of large cities.


Transportation Problems Of Moscow And Possible Solutions (In Russian), Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 2005

Transportation Problems Of Moscow And Possible Solutions (In Russian), Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

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