Extracting Geography From Datasets In Social Sciences, 2017 Yale University

#### Extracting Geography From Datasets In Social Sciences, Yuke Li, Tianhao Wu, Nicholas Marshall, Stefan Steinerberger

*Yale Day of Data*

No abstract provided.

Steady State Probabilities In Relation To Eigenvalues, 2017 Liberty University

#### Steady State Probabilities In Relation To Eigenvalues, Pellegrino Christopher

*The Kabod*

By using the methods of Hamdy Taha, eigenvectors can be used in solving problems to compute steady state probabilities, and they work every time.

Long And Short-Range Air Navigation On Spherical Earth, 2017 AAR Aerospace Consulting, LLC

#### Long And Short-Range Air Navigation On Spherical Earth, Nihad E. Daidzic

*International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace*

Global range air navigation implies non-stop flight between any two airports on Earth. Such effort would require airplanes with the operational air range of at least 12,500 NM which is about 40-60% longer than anything existing in commercial air transport today. Air transportation economy requires flying shortest distance, which in the case of spherical Earth are Orthodrome arcs. Rhumb-line navigation has little practical use in long-range flights, but has been presented for historical reasons and for comparison. Database of about 50 major international airports from every corner of the world has been designed and used in testing and route ...

Abstract Template Resrb 2017, 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

#### Abstract Template Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

Order Form Resrb 2017, 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

#### Order Form Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

C.V., 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

A Nash Approach To Planning Merchant Transmission For Renewable Resource Integration, 2016 Alstom Grid Inc.

#### A Nash Approach To Planning Merchant Transmission For Renewable Resource Integration, Qun Zhou, Leigh Tesfatsion, Chen-Ching Liu, Ron F. Chu, Wei Sun

*Leigh Tesfatsion*

Major transmission projects are needed to integrate and to deliver renewable energy (RE) resources. Cost recovery is a serious impediment to transmission investment. A negotiation methodology is developed in this study to guide transmission investment for RE integration. Built on Nash bargaining theory, the methodology models a negotiation between an RE generation company and a transmission company for the cost sharing and recovery of a new transmission line permitting delivery of RE to the grid. Findings from a six-bus test case demonstrate the Pareto efficiency of the approach as well as its fairness, in that it is consistent with one ...

Agent-Based Modeling And Institutional Design, 2016 Iowa State University

#### Agent-Based Modeling And Institutional Design, Leigh Tesfatsion

*Leigh Tesfatsion*

The recent economic crisis has led to calls for a comprehensive restructuring of energy, financial, health care, and educational systems. Critics worry that the restructuring of these complex institutional arrangements could produce adverse unintended consequences. Given these concerns, pre-testing of proposed changes is eminently desirable but also exceedingly difficult. This essay focuses on the potential use of agent-based modeling for studying proposed changes in institutional arrangements in advance of actual implementation. Ongoing agent-based research on the restructuring of electric power markets is used for concrete illustration.

Two-Settlement Electric Power Markets With Dynamic-Price Customers, 2016 Iowa State University

#### Two-Settlement Electric Power Markets With Dynamic-Price Customers, Huan Zhao, Auswin George Thomas, Pedram Jahangiri, Chengrui Cai, Leigh Tesfatsion, Dionysios C. Aliprantis

*Leigh Tesfatsion*

This study will report both analytical and computational testbed findings regarding the effects of retail dynamic-price contracting on power system operations. The key issue under study is the extent to which the introduction of dynamic price contracts for retail consumers affects the efficiency of both retail and wholesale power market operations through changes in price volatility and load profiles at wholesale, and through re-allocations of risk between load-serving entities and retail consumers.

On The Propagation Of Atmospheric Gravity Waves In A Non-Uniform Wind Field: Introducing A Modified Acoustic-Gravity Wave Equation, 2016 Utah State University

#### On The Propagation Of Atmospheric Gravity Waves In A Non-Uniform Wind Field: Introducing A Modified Acoustic-Gravity Wave Equation, Ahmad Talaei

*All Graduate Plan B and other Reports*

Atmospheric gravity waves play fundamental roles in a broad-range of dynamical processes extending throughout the Earth’s neutral atmosphere and ionosphere. In this paper, we present a modified form for the acoustic-gravity wave equation and its dispersion relationships for a compressible and non-stationary atmosphere in hydrostatic balance. Importantly, the solutions have been achieved without the use of the well-known Boussinesq approximation which have been used extensively in previous studies.

We utilize the complete set of governing equations for a compressible atmosphere with non-uniform airflows to determine an equation for vertical velocity of possible atmospheric waves. This intricate wave equation is ...

Estimating The Efficacy Of Mild Heating Processes Taking Into Account Microbial Non-Linearities: A Case Study On The Thermisation Of A Food Simulant, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

#### Estimating The Efficacy Of Mild Heating Processes Taking Into Account Microbial Non-Linearities: A Case Study On The Thermisation Of A Food Simulant, Vasilis Valdramidis, Brijesh Tiwari, Patrick Cullen, Alain Kondjoyan, Jan Van Impe

*Brijesh Tiwari*

Traditional and novel approaches for the calculation of the heat treatment efficiency are compared in this work. The Mild Heat value (MH-value), an alternative approach to the commonly used sterilisation, pasteurisation and cook value (F, P, C–value), is calculated to estimate the efficiency of a mild heat process. MH-value is the time needed to achieve a predefined microbial reduction at a reference temperature and a known thermal resistant constant, z, for log-linear or specific types of non log-linear microbial inactivation kinetics. An illustrative example is given in which microbial inactivation data of Listeria innocua CLIP 20-595 are used for ...

Noise, Chaos, And The Verhulst Population Model, 2016 University of Wyoming

#### Noise, Chaos, And The Verhulst Population Model, Laurel J. Leonhardt

*Honors Theses AY 16/17*

The history of Verhulst's logistic equation is discussed. Bifurcation diagrams and the importance of the discrete logistic equation in chaos theory are introduced. The results of adding noise to the discrete logistic equation are computed. Surprising linearity is discovered in the relationship between error bounds placed on the period two region and the amount of noise added to the system.

A Traders Guide To The Predictive Universe- A Model For Predicting Oil Price Targets And Trading On Them, 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

#### A Traders Guide To The Predictive Universe- A Model For Predicting Oil Price Targets And Trading On Them, Jimmie Harold Lenz

*Doctor of Business Administration Dissertations*

At heart every trader loves volatility; this is where return on investment comes from, this is what drives the proverbial “positive alpha.” As a trader, understanding the probabilities related to the volatility of prices is key, however if you could also predict future prices with reliability the world would be your oyster. To this end, I have achieved three goals with this dissertation, to develop a model to predict future short term prices (direction and magnitude), to effectively test this by generating consistent profits utilizing a trading model developed for this purpose, and to write a paper that anyone with ...

Modern Fair-Weather And Storm Sediment Transport Around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications For Coastal Habitats And Restoration Efforts, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

#### Modern Fair-Weather And Storm Sediment Transport Around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications For Coastal Habitats And Restoration Efforts, Eve Rettew Eisemann

*Master's Theses*

The Mississippi – Alabama barrier island chain is experiencing accelerated sea level rise, decreased sediment supply, and frequent hurricane impacts. These three factors drive unprecedented rates of morphology change and ecosystem reduction. All islands in the chain have experienced land loss on the order of hectares per year since records began in the 1840s. In 1969, Hurricane Camille impacted as a Category 5, breaching Ship Island, and significantly reduced viable seagrass habitat. Hurricane Katrina impacted as a Category 3 in 2005, further widening Camille Cut. To better understand the sustainability of these important islands and the ecosystems they support, sediment transport ...

Foundations Of Wave Phenomena: Complete Version, 2016 Department of Physics, Utah State University

#### Foundations Of Wave Phenomena: Complete Version, Charles G. Torre

*Foundations of Wave Phenomena*

This is the complete version of *Foundations of Wave Phenomena. Version 8.2.*

Please click here to explore the components of this work.

Modelling Random Antibody Adsorption And Immunoassay Activity, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

#### Modelling Random Antibody Adsorption And Immunoassay Activity, Dana Mackey, Eilis Kelly, Robert Nooney

*Articles*

One of the primary considerations in immunoassay design is optimizing the concentration of capture antibody in order to achieve maximal antigen binding and, subsequently, improved sensitivity and limit of detection. Many immunoassay technologies involve immobilization of the antibody to solid surfaces. Antibodies are large molecules in which the position and accessibility of the antigen-binding site depend on their orientation and packing density. In this paper we propose a simple mathematical model, based on the theory known as random sequential adsorption (RSA), in order to calculate how the concentration of correctly oriented antibodies (active site exposed for subsequent reactions) evolves during ...

Applying Ahp And Clustering Approaches For Public Transportation Decisionmaking: A Case Study Of Isfahan City, 2016 Isfahan Dept. of Transportation and Traffic

#### Applying Ahp And Clustering Approaches For Public Transportation Decisionmaking: A Case Study Of Isfahan City, Alireza Salavati, Hossein Haghshenas, Bahador Ghadirifaraz, Jamshid Laghaei, Ghodrat Eftekhari

*Journal of Public Transportation*

The main purpose of this paper is to define appropriate criteria for the systematic approach to evaluate and prioritize multiple candidate corridors for public transport investment simultaneously to serve travel demand, regarding supply of current public transportation system and road network conditions of Isfahan, Iran. To optimize resource allocation, policymakers need to identify proper corridors to implement a public transportation system. In fact, the main question is to adopt the best public transportation system for each main corridor of Isfahan. In this regard, 137 questionnaires were completed by experts, directors, and policymakers of Isfahan to identify goals and objectives in ...

Microstructural Analysis Of Thermoelastic Response, Nonlinear Creep, And Pervasive Cracking In Heterogeneous Materials, 2016 University of Maine

#### Microstructural Analysis Of Thermoelastic Response, Nonlinear Creep, And Pervasive Cracking In Heterogeneous Materials, Alden C. Cook

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

This dissertation is concerned with the development of robust numerical solution procedures for the generalized micromechanical analysis of linear and nonlinear constitutive behavior in heterogeneous materials. Although the methods developed are applicable in many engineering, geological, and materials science fields, three main areas are explored in this work. First, a numerical methodology is presented for the thermomechanical analysis of heterogeneous materials with a special focus on real polycrystalline microstructures obtained using electron backscatter diffraction techniques. Asymptotic expansion homogenization and finite element analysis are employed for micromechanical analysis of polycrystalline materials. Effective thermoelastic properties of polycrystalline materials are determined and compared ...

Fast Method Of Particular Solutions For Solving Partial Differential Equations, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

#### Fast Method Of Particular Solutions For Solving Partial Differential Equations, Anup Raja Lamichhane

*Dissertations*

Method of particular solutions (MPS) has been implemented in many science and engineering problems but obtaining the closed-form particular solutions, the selection of the good shape parameter for various radial basis functions (RBFs) and simulation of the large-scale problems are some of the challenges which need to overcome. In this dissertation, we have used several techniques to overcome such challenges.

The closed-form particular solutions for the Matérn and Gaussian RBFs were not known yet. With the help of the symbolic computational tools, we have derived the closed-form particular solutions of the Matérn and Gaussian RBFs for the Laplace and biharmonic ...

Foundations Of Wave Phenomena, 2016 Department of Physics, Utah State University