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  1. Full Scale Test of a SSP 34m box girder 1. Data report

    Jensen, Find Mølholt; Branner, Kim; Nielsen, Per Hørlyk;

    surface deformation. A prediction was made on the location of the failure of the girder. At this location the majority of the measuring equipment was concentrated. The prediction was proved to be correct and valuable information of the behaviour of the box girder prior to failure was obtained......This report presents the setup and result of a full-scale test of a reinforced glass fibre/epoxy box girder used in 34m wind turbine blade. The tests were performed at the Blaest test facility in August 2006. The test is an important part of a research project established in cooperation between...... the box girder was loaded until failure. A comprehensive description of the test setup is given. This report deals only with tests and results. There are no conclusions on the data in this report, but references are given to publications, where the data are used and compared with FEM etc. Various kinds...

  2. Full scale test of a SSP 34m box girder 1. Data report; Reinforced glass fiber/expoxy used in wind turbine blades

    Jensen, Find M.; Branner, K.; Nielsen, Per H. (and others)

    2008-03-15

    This report presents the setup and result of a full-scale test of a reinforced glass fibre/epoxy box girder used in 34m wind turbine blade. The tests were performed at the Blaest test facility in August 2006. The test is an important part of a research project established in cooperation between Risoe DTU, the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark -, SSP-Technology A/S and Blaest (Blade test centre A/S) and it has been performed as a part of Find Moelholt Jensen's PhD study. This report contains the complete test data for the final test, in which the box girder was loaded until failure. A comprehensive description of the test setup is given. This report deals only with tests and results. There are no conclusions on the data in this report, but references are given to publications, where the data are used and compared with FEM etc. Various kinds of measuring equipment have been used during these tests: acoustic emission, 330 strain gauges, 24 mechanical displacement devices and two optical deformation measuring systems. The mechanical displacement devices measured both global (absolute) and local (relative) deflection and the optical systems measured surface deformation. A prediction was made on the location of the failure of the girder. At this location the majority of the measuring equipment was concentrated. The prediction was proved to be correct and valuable information of the behaviour of the box girder prior to failure was obtained. The experimental investigation consisted of the following load configurations: -Flapwise bending -Torsion Ultrasonic scanning of the box girder was performed before, during and after the test the box girder. This was done to investigate whether the girder was damaged by the load or imperfection (productions defects) growth. (au)

  3. Full scale test of a SSP 34m box girder 2. Data report; Reinforced glass fiber/epoxy used in wind turbine blades

    Jensen, Find M.; Branner, K.; Nielsen, Per H. (and others)

    2008-05-15

    This report presents the setup and result from three static full-scale tests of the reinforced glass fiber/epoxy box girder used in a 34m wind turbine blade. One test was without reinforcement one with cap reinforcement and the final test was with rib reinforcement. The cap reinforcement test was part of a proof of concept investigation for a patent. The tests were performed at the Blaest test facility in August 2007. The tests are an important part of a research project established in cooperation between Risoe National Laboratory for sustainable energy--Technical university of Denmark, SSP-Technology A/S and Blaest (Blade test centre A/S) and it has been performed as a part of Find Moelholt Jensen's PhD thesis. This report is the second data report containing the complete test data for the three full-scale tests. This report deals only with the test methods and the obtained results, no conclusions are drawn. These can be found in papers and patent referenced in the data report. Various kinds of measuring equipment have been used during these tests: acoustic emission, force transducers, strain gauges and optical deformation measuring system (DIC). The experimental investigation consisted of the following tests: 1) Flapwise bending with no reinforcement 2) Flapwise bending with wire reinforcements 3) Flapwise bending with rib reinforcements. (au)

  4. Stress and noises of steel box girders in Sutong Bridge

    Xue Tao; Chen Zhijian; Dong Xuewu

    2008-01-01

    Sutong Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 1 088 m.370 high-precision stress monitoring measured data show that in the process of hoisting the steel box girders,the stress of the main girders is in the fluctuant and complex state and many meteorological factors,such as sunshine radiation,temperature and wind,have important influence on the change of stress of the steel box girders.According to the real-time weather data,the stress data after the process of wavelet denoising from representative measuring points in different weather conditions is picked to estab-lish the stress response brought by meteorological factors with Layered Separation method,thereby basically eliminating the influence of meteorological factors on the stress of main girders,so that accurate and reliable stress data can be got for steel box girders adjustment and cable-tensioned construction control.

  5. Unconventional Bearing Capacity Analysis and Optimization of Multicell Box Girders

    Jovan Tepic

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study deals with unconventional bearing capacity analysis and the procedure of optimizing a two-cell box girder. The generalized model which enables the local stress-strain analysis of multicell girders was developed based on the principle of cross-sectional decomposition. The applied methodology is verified using the experimental data (Djelosevic et al., 2012 for traditionally formed box girders. The qualitative and quantitative evaluation of results obtained for the two-cell box girder is realized based on comparative analysis using the finite element method (FEM and the ANSYS v12 software. The deflection function obtained by analytical and numerical methods was found consistent provided that the maximum deviation does not exceed 4%. Multicell box girders are rationally designed support structures characterized by much lower susceptibility of their cross-sectional elements to buckling and higher specific capacity than traditionally formed box girders. The developed local stress model is applied for optimizing the cross section of a two-cell box carrier. The author points to the advantages of implementing the model of local stresses in the optimization process and concludes that the technological reserve of bearing capacity amounts to 20% at the same girder weight and constant load conditions.

  6. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF SKEW ANGLE ON BOX GIRDER BRIDGE DECK

    Shrikant D. Bobade *, Dr. Valsson Varghese

    2016-01-01

    Box girder bridge deck, is the most common type of bridges in world and India, it consists of several Slab or girders. The span in the direction of the roadway and connected across their tops and bottoms by a thin continuous structural stab, the longitudinal box girders can be made of steel or concrete. The Simple supported single span concrete bridge deck is presented in present study. Skewed bridges are suitable in highway design when the geometry of straight bridges is not possible. The sk...

  7. Stiffened flanges used in steel box girder bridges

    Ferreira, Pedro; Virtuoso, Francisco

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a design method for stiffened flanges used in steel box girder bridges based on a set of design curves that take into account all relevant parameters regarding the ultimate strength of stiffened flanges, including the real boundary conditions for the inplane displacements at the edges. These design curves were developed and calibrated based on the results obtained with nonlinear analysis using the semi-analytical and finite element methods and they were vali...

  8. The Influence of Shear Effects on the Deflections of Steel Box Girder Bridges

    V. Křístek

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available It is already well known that the shear lag phenomenon, generated by shear deformations in the flanges of box girders, can result in a very non-uniform distribution, across the flange width, of longitudinal normal stresses, and consequently can then influence girder deflections. The shear lag effects become even more pronounced in cases where flange width increases in relation to girder span. However, in box girders, where the cross-sectional area of webs usually represents a fraction of the total cross sectional area, also shear deformations of webs can significantly affect the magnitudes of girder deflections. Both these phenomena – the shear lag in the flanges and the shear deformations in the webs – become particularly manifest in box girders subjected to considerable shear forces. Such a situation occurs when a box girder bridge is under the action of usual deal and live loads.

  9. Effect of material uncertainties on dynamic response of segmental box girder bridge

    Suchart Limkatanyu; Kittisak Kuntiyawichai

    2007-01-01

    The main objective of this paper was to investigate the effect of material uncertainties on dynamic response of segmental box girder bridge subjected to a moving load, in this case a rapid passing trains. Literatures concerned with the design of segmental box girder bridge, the application of finite element analysis to model the segmental box girder bridge, and the minimum requirement for structural conditions of the bridge were described and discussed in detail. A series of finite element a...

  10. Design and test of box girder for a large wind turbine blade

    Nielsen, Per Hørlyk; Tesauro, Angelo; Bitsche, Robert;

    This report is covering the structural design and full scale test of a box girder as a part of the project “Demonstration of new blade design using manufacturing process simulations” supported by the EUDP program. A box girder with a predetermined outer geometry was designed using new inventions......, which create an inner structure in the box girder. With a combination of advanced FEM analysis and the inventions it was possible to reduce the material thickness of the cap by up to 40%. The new design of the box girder was manufactured at SSP Technology A/S, where it was demonstrated that the...... manufacturing process could include the new inventions. Subsequently the box girder was transported to the blade test facility at DTU Wind Energy. A series of test was performed with the blade to investigate the behaviour during loading, and finally the girder was loaded to ultimate failure. The report includes...

  11. Comparative Research of Extra-large-span Cable-stayed Bridge with Steel Truss Girder and Steel Box Girder

    Tan Manjiang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available To research structural performance of extra-large-span cable-stayed bridge under different section forms, with the engineering background of a 800m main-span cable-stayed bridge with steel truss girder, the cable-stayed bridge with steel box girder is designed according to the current bridge regulations when two bridges are designed in an ultimate state of the carrying capacity, so the maximum stress and minimum stress of the stress envelope diagram are substantially the same. A comprehensive comparison is given to two types of bridge on the aspect of static force, natural vibration frequency, stability, economic performance and so on. Analysis results provide future reference for the large-span cable-stayed bridge to select between the steel truss girder and the steel box girder.

  12. Design and test of box girder for a large wind turbine blade

    Nielsen, Per H.; Tesauro, A.; Bitsche, R. [Technical Univ. of Denmark. DTU Wind Energy, DTU Risoe Campus, Roskilde (Denmark)] [and others

    2012-09-15

    This report is covering the structural design and full scale test of a box girder as a part of the project ''Demonstration of new blade design using manufacturing process simulations'' supported by the EUDP program. A box girder with a predetermined outer geometry was designed using new inventions, which create an inner structure in the box girder. With a combination of advanced FEM analysis and the inventions it was possible to reduce the material thickness of the cap by up to 40%. The new design of the box girder was manufactured at SSP Technology A/S, where it was demonstrated that the manufacturing process could include the new inventions. Subsequently the box girder was transported to the blade test facility at DTU Wind Energy. A series of test was performed with the blade to investigate the behaviour during loading, and finally the girder was loaded to ultimate failure. The report includes the description of the test setup, the test and an overview over the results from the test performed on the box girder. During the final test the box girder failed at 58 % of the expected ultimate load. Unfortunately, no definite conclusion could be made concerning the failure mechanism. (Author)

  13. Dynamic Magnification Factor in a Box-Shape Steel Girder

    Rahbar-Ranji, A.

    2014-01-01

    The dynamic effect of moving loads on structures is treated as a dynamic magnification factor when resonant is not imminent. Studies have shown that the calculated magnification factors from field measurements could be higher than the values specified in design codes. It is the main aim of present paper to investigate the applicability and accuracy of a rule-based expression for calculation of dynamic magnification factor for lifting appliances used in marine industry. A steel box shape girder of a crane is considered and transient dynamic analysis using computer code ANSYS is implemented. Dynamic magnification factor is calculated for different loading conditions and compared with rule-based equation. The effects of lifting speeds, acceleration, damping ratio and position of cargo are examined. It is found that rule-based expression underestimate dynamic magnification factor.

  14. Comparative Research of Extra-large-span Cable-stayed Bridge with Steel Truss Girder and Steel Box Girder

    Tan Manjiang; Bai Zhizhou; Chen Dewei

    2015-01-01

    To research structural performance of extra-large-span cable-stayed bridge under different section forms, with the engineering background of a 800m main-span cable-stayed bridge with steel truss girder, the cable-stayed bridge with steel box girder is designed according to the current bridge regulations when two bridges are designed in an ultimate state of the carrying capacity, so the maximum stress and minimum stress of the stress envelope diagram are substantially the same. A comprehensive...

  15. Design of steel box girder for Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge

    Ding Lei; Shan Hongwei; Zhou Qing; Zheng Benhui

    2011-01-01

    Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge is the first three-pylon two-span suspension bridge in China. The maingirder adopts flat steamline steel closed box girder which has well wind-resistant capability and is technically mature besides beautiful appearance. Straight web plates of the steel box girder in longitudinal direction are proposed in order to ensure the integrity of the steel box girder, and to keep the stress of the steel box girder continuous in the middle pylon,as well as to reduce the gradient of the middle pylon columns. The cross section of the box girder has one box with three cells. Solid-web diaphragm plate with good integrity and high torsional stiffness is adopted. The lifting lugs are utilized in the anchors of suspender cable. In this paper, selection of the cross section of the steel box girder, the general structure design, local structure design and main structure calculation results of Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge are introduced emphatically.

  16. Research on the special lifting devices for steel box girders of Sutong Bridge

    Chen Ming; Wu Qihe; Luo Chengbin; Zhou Hanfa

    2009-01-01

    Sutong Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with a steel box girder and a main span of 1 088 m. The steel box girder of main span includes five portions: back span large unit, large block of pylon, standard girder, back span closure girder and middle span closure girder. Each back span large unit is fabricated by welding several deck segments together in factory, and is erected by floating crane. As navigational clearance of the main bridge is high, the traditional truss lifting device can' t satisfy the requirement of domestic lifting cranes for this kind of lifting height and weight. Hence, a kind of lighter lifting device for the erection of back span large units was accepted for this bridge. In this paper, the design and use of this lifting device is introduced.The upper structure used lifting gantry to install the standard girder segment by cantilever method. Because the bridge's navigation clearance is high, and the girder segment is wide and heavy, the meteorology and hydrology condition of the bridge district is abominable, and the requirements of long cable girder side pull-in, structure and performance propose high request to the lifting gantry. In this paper, the design and use key point of long cable pull-in angle adjustment device integrate into lifting gantry is introduced.

  17. Seismic response of skewed RC box-girder bridges

    Ahmed Abdel-Mohti; Gokhan Pekcan

    2008-01-01

    It is critical to ensure the functionality of highway bridges after earthquakes to provide access to important facilities.Since the 1971 San Fernando earthquake,there has been a better understanding of the seismic performance of bridges.Nonetheless,there are no detailed guidelines addressing the performance of skewed highway bridges.Several parameters affect the response of skewed highway bridges under both service and seismic loads which makes their behavior complex.Therefore,there is a need for more research to study the effect of skew angle and other related factors on the performance of highway bridges.This paper examines the seismic performance of a three-span continuous concrete box girder bridge with skew angles from 0 to 60 degrees,analytically.Finite element (FE) and simplified beam-stick (BS) models of the bridge were developed using SAP2000.Different types of analysis were considered on both models such as:nonlinear static pushover,and linear and nonlinear time history analyses.A comparison was conducted between FE and BS,different skew angles,abutment support conditions,and time history and pushover analysis.It is shown that the BS model has the capability to capture the coupling due to skew and the significant modes for moderate skew angles.Boundary conditions and pushover load profile are determined to have a major effect on pushover analysis.Pushover analysis may be used to predict the maximum deformation and hinge formation adequately.

  18. Dynamic Analysis of Horizontally Curved Thin-Walled Box-Girder Bridge due to Moving Vehicle

    K. Nallasivam

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The impact on curved box-girder bridges due to vehicle moving across rough bridge deck have been analyzed using bridge-vehicle coupled dynamics. The bridge deck unevenness has been assumed to be a homogeneous random process in space specified by a PSD function. The analysis incorporates the effect of centrifugal forces due to vehicle moving on curved bridge. The curved box-girder bridge has been numerically modeled using computationally efficient thin-walled box-beam finite elements which take into account the torsional warping, distortion and distortional warping, that are important features of thin-walled box girders. Rigid vehicle with longitudinal and transverse input to the wheels giving rise to heave-pitch-roll degrees of freedom has been considered. The theoretical bridge model used in simulation study has been validated by a free vibration experiment using impact excitation. The impact factors for several response parameters such as bending moment, shear force, torsional moment, torsional bi-moment, distortional moment, distortional bi-moment and vertical deflections have been obtained for various bridge-vehicle parameters. Both constant velocity and forward acceleration of the vehicle have been considered to examine impact factor. The results highlighted that the impact factors of a curved box girder bridge corresponding to torsion, distortion and their corresponding bimoments have been observed to be generally very high, while those of the other responses are also relatively higher than that of corresponding straight box girder bridge.

  19. Effect of material uncertainties on dynamic response of segmental box girder bridge

    Suchart Limkatanyu

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper was to investigate the effect of material uncertainties on dynamic response of segmental box girder bridge subjected to a moving load, in this case a rapid passing trains. Literatures concerned with the design of segmental box girder bridge, the application of finite element analysis to model the segmental box girder bridge, and the minimum requirement for structural conditions of the bridge were described and discussed in detail. A series of finite element analysis was carried out using SAP2000 Nonlinear software. The effect was investigated by varying the Modulus of Elasticity by 5%, 10% and 15%. The results were then compared with the case of assumed uniform property which had already been checked for model accuracy using the Standard prEN 1991-2. The results showed that, for the uniform case, the dynamic responses of the bridge gave the highest response at the resonance speed. When considering the non-uniform material properties (non-uniform case, the effect of material uncertainties appeared to have an effect on both displacement and acceleration responses. Nonetheless, the dynamic factor provided in the design code was sufficient for designing the segmental box girder bridge with either uniform or non-uniform material properties for the train speeds considered in this study.

  20. Early-age Cracking Control for Diaphragm of Box Girder Bridge with Prestressing Force

    Zonglin Wang; Guodong Li

    2013-01-01

    It presents the results on the early-age cracking control of diaphragm in long-span prestressed concrete box girder bridge with prestressing force. Based on the three-dimensional hydration heat temperature conduction theory and humidity diffusion theory, the early-age cracking mechanism of diaphragm was simulated by finite element model. Meanwhile, the cracking control techniques of prestressing force to prevent the early-age cracking for diaphragm is discussed. The cracking control tec...

  1. Field test on temperature field and thermal stress for prestressed concrete box-girder bridge

    Baoguo CHEN; Rui DING; Junjie ZHENG; Shibiao ZHANG

    2009-01-01

    A field test was conducted to investigate the distribution of temperature field and the variation of thermal stress for a prestressed concrete (PC) box-girder bridge. The change of hydration heat temperature consists of four periods: temperature rising period, constant temperature period, rapid temperature fall period and stow temperature fall period. The peak value of hydration heat temperature increases with the increasing casting temperature of concrete; the relation between them is approximately linear. According to field tests, the thermal stress incurred by hydration heat may induce temperature cracks on the PC box-girder. Furthermore, the nonlinear distribution of temperature gradient and the fluctuation of thermal stress induced by exposure to sunlight were also obtained based on continuous in-situ monitoring. Such results show that the prevailing Chinese Code (2004) is insufficient since it does not take into account the temperature gradient of the bottom slab. Finally, some preventive measures against temperature cracks were proposed based on related studies. The conclusions can provide valuable reference for the design and construction of PC box-girder bridges.

  2. Research on overall assembling and welding process of steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge

    Yan Shiguang; Li Hongtao; Wang Chao

    2012-01-01

    This article presents in detail the assembling and welding process technique of the steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge. The application of this process technique effectively solves the problem of welding stress release in tuyere block assembling and welding without increasing the number of turns of the blocks and overhead welding, thus avoiding possible structural deformation due to excessive accumulation of internal welding stress, greatly reducing the repeated deformation and correction work during assembling and welding, and ensuring the weld seam quality and overall dimensions of tuvere blocks of Taizhou Bridze.

  3. Structural Health Monitoring of Precast Concrete Box Girders Using Selected Vibration-Based Damage Detection Methods

    Zhengjie Zhou

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Precast, prestressed concrete box girders are commonly used as superstructure components for short and medium span bridges. Their configuration and typical side-by-side placement make large portions of these elements inaccessible for visual inspection or the application of nondestructive testing techniques. This paper demonstrates that vibration-based damage detection (VBDD is an effective alternative for monitoring their structural health. A box girder removed from a dismantled bridge was used to evaluate the ability of five different VBDD algorithms to detect and localize low levels of spalling damage, with a focus on using a small number of sensors and only the fundamental mode of vibration. All methods were capable of detecting and localizing damage to a region within approximately 1.6 times the longitudinal spacing between as few as six uniformly distributed accelerometers. Strain gauges configured to measure curvature were also effective, but tended to be susceptible to large errors in near support damage cases. Finite element analyses demonstrated that increasing the number of sensor locations leads to a proportional increase in localization accuracy, while the use of additional modes provides little advantage and can sometimes lead to a deterioration in the performance of the VBDD techniques.

  4. Full Scale Test of a SSP 34m boxgirder 2

    Jensen, Find Mølholt; Branner, Kim; Nielsen, Per Hørlyk;

    This report presents the setup and result from three static full-scale tests of the reinforced glass fiber/epoxy box girder used in a 34m wind turbine blade. One test was without reinforcement one with cap reinforcement and the final test was with rib reinforcement. The cap reinforcement test was...... the following tests: 1) Flapwise bending with no reinforcement 2) Flapwise bending with wire reinforcements 3) Flapwise bending with rib reinforcements...

  5. Fatigue stress monitoring and analyses for steel box girder of Runyang Suspension Bridge

    Ying WANG; Zhaoxia LI; Baijian WU

    2008-01-01

    The monitoring of fatigue stress of steel bridge is a key issue of bridge health monitoring and safety assessment. This paper aims to find out the strain history features of the girder components of Runyang Suspension Bridge (RYSB) under vehicle and environmental loading during its first year of service based on the strain-history data recorded by structural health monitoring system installed in the bridge. The fatigue stress spectrums of steel box girders under normal traffic load, heavy trucks and typhoon loads were studied as well as the correlation between varying strain and temperature based on real-time monitoring of temperature histories. The results show that, monitoring on local strain in health monitoring systems of RYSB can effectively provide the information on fatigue stresses. The range of the equivalent fatigue stress on the monitoring location of the bridge is currently low, mainly due to varying traffic loading and temper-ature. There exists significant correlation between varying temperature and mean value of fatigue stress. Effect of the passing of heavy trucks on bridge fatigue is quite signifi-cant since the value of the cumulative fatigue damage generated by heavy trucks is 10 to 100 times larger than that by normal traffic. Therefore, the effect on fatigue cumulative damage due to heavy trucks or overloaded vehicles needs to be monitored and paid much attention to.

  6. Life-Cycle Monitoring of Long-Span PSC Box Girder Bridges through Distributed Sensor Network: Strategies, Methods, and Applications

    Zheheng Chen; Tong Guo; Shengyou Yan

    2015-01-01

    Structural health monitoring (SHM) has attracted much attention in recent years, which enables early warnings of structural failure, condition assessments, and rational maintenance/repair strategies. In the context of bridges, many long-span steel bridges in China have been installed with the SHM systems; however, the applications of the SHM in prestressed concrete (PSC) bridges are still rather limited. On the other hand, the PSC box girder bridges are extensively used in highway and railway...

  7. Finite element model updating of a prestressed concrete box girder bridge using subproblem approximation

    Chen, G. W.; Omenzetter, P.

    2016-04-01

    This paper presents the implementation of an updating procedure for the finite element model (FEM) of a prestressed concrete continuous box-girder highway off-ramp bridge. Ambient vibration testing was conducted to excite the bridge, assisted by linear chirp sweepings induced by two small electrodynamic shakes deployed to enhance the excitation levels, since the bridge was closed to traffic. The data-driven stochastic subspace identification method was executed to recover the modal properties from measurement data. An initial FEM was developed and correlation between the experimental modal results and their analytical counterparts was studied. Modelling of the pier and abutment bearings was carefully adjusted to reflect the real operational conditions of the bridge. The subproblem approximation method was subsequently utilized to automatically update the FEM. For this purpose, the influences of bearing stiffness, and mass density and Young's modulus of materials were examined as uncertain parameters using sensitivity analysis. The updating objective function was defined based on a summation of squared values of relative errors of natural frequencies between the FEM and experimentation. All the identified modes were used as the target responses with the purpose of putting more constrains for the optimization process and decreasing the number of potentially feasible combinations for parameter changes. The updated FEM of the bridge was able to produce sufficient improvements in natural frequencies in most modes of interest, and can serve for a more precise dynamic response prediction or future investigation of the bridge health.

  8. Wireless ultrasonic wavefield imaging via laser for hidden damage detection inside a steel box girder bridge

    This paper presents a wireless ultrasonic wavefield imaging (WUWI) technique for detecting hidden damage inside a steel box girder bridge. The proposed technique allows (1) complete wireless excitation of piezoelectric transducers and noncontact sensing of the corresponding responses using laser beams, (2) autonomous damage visualization without comparing against baseline data previously accumulated from the pristine condition of a target structure and (3) robust damage diagnosis even for real structures with complex structural geometries. First, a new WUWI hardware system was developed by integrating optoelectronic-based signal transmitting and receiving devices and a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer. Next, a damage visualization algorithm, self-referencing f-k filter (SRF), was introduced to isolate and visualize only crack-induced ultrasonic modes from measured ultrasonic wavefield images. Finally, the performance of the proposed technique was validated through hidden crack visualization at a decommissioned Ramp-G Bridge in South Korea. The experimental results reveal that the proposed technique instantaneously detects and successfully visualizes hidden cracks even in the complex structure of a real bridge. (paper)

  9. Wireless ultrasonic wavefield imaging via laser for hidden damage detection inside a steel box girder bridge

    An, Yun-Kyu; Song, Homin; Sohn, Hoon

    2014-09-01

    This paper presents a wireless ultrasonic wavefield imaging (WUWI) technique for detecting hidden damage inside a steel box girder bridge. The proposed technique allows (1) complete wireless excitation of piezoelectric transducers and noncontact sensing of the corresponding responses using laser beams, (2) autonomous damage visualization without comparing against baseline data previously accumulated from the pristine condition of a target structure and (3) robust damage diagnosis even for real structures with complex structural geometries. First, a new WUWI hardware system was developed by integrating optoelectronic-based signal transmitting and receiving devices and a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer. Next, a damage visualization algorithm, self-referencing f-k filter (SRF), was introduced to isolate and visualize only crack-induced ultrasonic modes from measured ultrasonic wavefield images. Finally, the performance of the proposed technique was validated through hidden crack visualization at a decommissioned Ramp-G Bridge in South Korea. The experimental results reveal that the proposed technique instantaneously detects and successfully visualizes hidden cracks even in the complex structure of a real bridge.

  10. Assessment of seismic performance of skew reinforced concrete box girder bridges

    Abdel-Mohti, Ahmed; Pekcan, Gokhan

    2013-12-01

    The seismic vulnerability of highway bridges remains an important problem and has received increased attention as a consequence of unprecedented damage observed during several major earthquakes. A significant number of research studies have examined the performance of skew bridges under service and seismic loads. The results of these studies are particularly sensitive to modeling assumptions in view of the interacting parameters. In the present study, three-dimensional improved beam-stick models of two-span highway bridges with skew angles varying from 0° to 60° are developed to investigate the seismic response characteristics of skew box girder bridges. The relative accuracy of beam-stick models is verified against counterpart finite element models. The effect of various parameters and conditions on the overall seismic response was examined such as skew angle, ground motion intensity, soil condition, abutment support conditions, bridge aspect ratio, and foundation-base conditions. The study shows that the improved beam-stick models can be used to conduct accurate nonlinear time history analysis of skew bridges. Skew angle and interacting parameters were found to have significant effect on the behavior of skewed highway bridges. Furthermore, the performance of shear keys may have a predominant effect on the overall seismic response of the skew bridges.

  11. Life-Cycle Monitoring of Long-Span PSC Box Girder Bridges through Distributed Sensor Network: Strategies, Methods, and Applications

    Zheheng Chen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Structural health monitoring (SHM has attracted much attention in recent years, which enables early warnings of structural failure, condition assessments, and rational maintenance/repair strategies. In the context of bridges, many long-span steel bridges in China have been installed with the SHM systems; however, the applications of the SHM in prestressed concrete (PSC bridges are still rather limited. On the other hand, the PSC box girder bridges are extensively used in highway and railway systems and premature damage of these bridges is often reported, resulting in considerable maintenance and/or replacement costs. First, this paper presents a state-of-art review on the SHM of long-span PSC bridges. Monitoring strategies, methods, and previous applications for these bridges are summarized and discussed. In order to well capture the behavior of the bridge during its whole life and to maximize the use of sensors, a life-cycle monitoring strategy is proposed, in which the sensor layout is determined according to requirements for construction monitoring, completion test, and in-service monitoring. A case study is made on a three-span PSC box girder bridge in China. The system configuration, sensor layout, and data communications, and so forth, are presented. The up-to-date monitored structural responses are analyzed and compared with the design values.

  12. Development of the applicability of simplified Henry's method for skewed multicell box-girder bridges under traffic loading conditions

    Iman MOHSENI; A.R.Khalim RASHID

    2012-01-01

    Concrete precast multicell box-girder (MCB) bridges combine aesthetics with torsional stiffness perfectly.Previous analytical studies indicate that currently available specifications are unable to consider the effect of the twisting moment (torsional moment) on bridge actions.In straight bridges the effect of torsion is negligible and the transverse reinforced design is governed by other requirements.However,in the case of skewed bridges the effect of the twisting moment should be considered.Therefore,an in-depth study was performed on 90 concrete MCB bridges with skew angles ranging from 0° to 60°.For each girder the bridge actions were determined under the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) live load conditions.The analytical results show that torsional stiffness and live load positions greatly affected the bridges' responses.In addition,based on a statistical analysis of the obtained results,several skew correction factors are proposed to improve the precision of the simplified Henry's method,which is widely used by bridge engineers to predict bridge actions.The relationship between the bending moment and secondary moments was also investigated and it was concluded that all secondary actions increase with an increase in skewness.

  13. Structural health monitoring of an existing PC box girder bridge with distributed HCFRP sensors in a destructive test

    The application of hybrid carbon fiber reinforced polymer (HCFRP) sensors was addressed to monitor the structural health of an existing prestressed concrete (PC) box girder bridge in a destructive test. The novel HCFRP sensors were fabricated with three types of carbon tows in order to realize distributed and broad-based sensing, which is characterized by long-gauge length and low cost. The HCFRP sensors were bonded on the bottom and side surfaces of the existing bridge to monitor its structural health. The gauge lengths of the sensors bonded on the bottom and side surfaces were 1.5 m and 1.0 m, respectively. The HCFRP sensors were distributed on the bridge for two purposes. One was to detect damage and monitor the structural health of the bridge, such as the initiation and propagation of new cracks, strain distribution and yielding of steel reinforcements. The other purpose was to monitor the propagation of existing cracks. The good relationship between the change in electrical resistance and load indicates that the HCFRP sensors can provide actual infrastructures with a distributed damage detection and structural health monitoring system. Corrections were made to this article on 13 May 2008. The corrected electronic version is identical to the print version

  14. CFRP-Strengthening and Long-Term Performance of Fatigue Critical Welds of a Steel Box Girder

    Roland E. Koller

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Empa’s research efforts in the 1990s provided evidence that a considerable increase of the fatigue strength of welded aluminum beams can be achieved by externally bonding pultruded carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP laminates using rubber-toughened epoxies over the fatigue-weak welding zone on their tensile flange. The reinforcing effect obtained is determined by the stiffness of the unidirectional CFRP laminate which has twice the elastic modulus of aluminum. One can therefore easily follow that an unstressed CFRP laminate reinforcement of welded beams made of steel will not lead to a substantial increase in fatigue strength of the steel structure. This consideration led to the idea of prestressing an external reinforcement of the welded zone. The present investigation describes experimental studies to identify the adhesive system suitable for achieving high creep and fatigue strength of the prestressed CFRP patch. Experimental results (Wöhler-fields of shear-lap-specimens and welded steel beams reinforced with prestressed CFRP laminates are presented. The paper concludes by presenting a field application, the reinforcement of a steel pendulum by adhesively bonded prestressed CFRP laminates to the tensile flanges of the welded box girder. Inspections carried out periodically on this structure revealed neither prestress losses nor crack initiation after nine years of service.

  15. 桥面铺装与小箱梁的共同作用试验%Experiment of Coaction of Bridge Deck Pavement and Small Box Girder

    钱寅泉; 周正茂; 袁桂芳; 王素娟

    2012-01-01

    Load tests on a single small box girder and a bridge were carried out to evaluate the effects of deck pavement by comparing the deflections of the girders before and after the pavement surfaced. The comprehensive elastic modulus was obtained from the test before pavement surfaced, and the coaction degree of the bridge deck pavement and the girders was obtained by comparing the flexural inertia moment corresponding to the deflection in the test after pavement surfaced with the theoretical flexural inertia moment corresponding to the supposed thickness of the pavement in work. The results from these tests show that (1) the rough interface could greatly improve the coaction degree of bridge deck pavement with girders, which could reach 100% ; (2) in general cases, the extent of the coaction of bridge deck pavement with girders could reach 70% , and for a pavement with thickness of 8 cm, the thickness of the pavement in coaction could be taken as 60% or 3 cm in thickness could be substracted from the pavement in design; (3 ) the pavement could improve the uniformity of the transverse load distribution. Load tests on a single small box girder and a bridge were carried out to evaluate the effects of deck pavement by comparing the deflections of the girders before and after the pavement surfaced. The comprehensive elastic modulus was obtained from the test before pavement surfaced, and the coaction degree of the bridge deck pavement and the girders was obtained by comparing the flexural inertia moment corresponding to the deflection in the test after pavement surfaced with the theoretical flexural inertia moment corresponding to the supposed thickness of the pavement in work. The results from these tests show that (1) the rough interface could greatly improve the coaction degree of bridge deck pavement with girders, which could reach 100% ; (2) in general cases, the extent of the coaction of bridge deck pavement with girders could reach 70% , and for a pavement with

  16. Analysis of Grillage Method for Two-span 24-m Continuous Multi-chamber Irregular Box Girder Bridge%两跨24 m连续多室异型箱梁桥梁格法分析

    钟国东

    2009-01-01

    该文通过对异型箱梁桥有限元模型的建立、输出数据的整理及分析,说明异型箱梁桥的空间分析方法,为类似桥梁的结构分析及设计提供了参考.%Through the establishment of finite element model for the irregular box girder bridge, and the sorting and analysis of the output data, the article explains the space analysis method of the irregular box girder bridge to provide the reference for the structural analysis and design of the similar bridges.

  17. Difference Solution for Shear Lag Effect of Twin-cell Box Girder%单箱双室箱梁剪力滞效应的差分解

    刘勇; 张丽; 张元海; 张效军

    2012-01-01

    从满足剪力滞翘曲应力的轴向平衡条件出发,选取三次抛物线翘曲位移模式,考虑了悬臂板宽度及上下翼板至形心轴不同距离的影响,从而更合理反映箱形梁剪力滞翘曲应力.导出了剪力滞翘曲惯性矩、惯性积和面积等几何特性计算公式.根据最小势能原理,建立了薄壁箱梁挠曲剪力滞的控制微分方程.采用有限差分法推导出变截面悬臂葙梁剪力滞效应计算式和边界条件.运用Ansys有限元软件中的Shell63单元进行建模,分析单箱双室三跨连续箱梁剪力滞效应的分布规律.对比分析了翘曲位移模式及轴力平衡条件对剪力滞效应的影响.结果表明:二、三次抛物线均不是最合理的位移模式;连续箱梁的剪力滞效应受翘曲位移模式的影响很小;轴力平衡条件对应力分布的影响亦很小.%The warping displacement pattern of cubic parabolic curve is chosen on the axial force equilibrium condition. In order to reflect the stress distribution in the box girder more rationally,the width of the cantilever plate and the distance form the top and bottom flange plates to the centre axis are fully considered. Formulas of the moment of inertia, product of inertia and sectional area for shear lag warping geometrical properties are deduced. The equations of equilibrium with considering the shear lag for thin-walled box girders are established on the basis of the variation principle. The calculation formulas and bounding conditions of shear lag effect of the continuous box girder are deduced by adopting the finite difference solution. The Shell63 unit of Ansys program is used to analyze the distributions of shear lag effect for three-span continuous box girder. The influence of distributions by longitudinal warping displacement patterns and axial force equilibrium condition is analyzed. The results show that neither of the warping displacement patterns of quadratic nor cubic parabolic curve is the most

  18. 大跨度斜拉桥钢箱梁非对称安装技术%Asymmetric Mounting Technology for Steel Box Girder of Large - span Cable - stayed Bridge

    黄中华

    2012-01-01

    介绍了辽宁滨海公路辽河特大桥斜拉桥钢箱梁非对称悬臂安装技术,通过对本桥方案箱梁非对称悬臂安装方案—边跨钢梁高支架上直接滑移就位连接、主跨钢梁逐段悬臂安装的方案可行性研究与实施,为同类型桥梁施工提供了很好的借鉴作用。%Asymmetric cantilever - type mounting technology of steel box girder of cable - stayed bridge of Li- aohe Bridge across Liaoning Coastal Highway is introduced; through the feasibility study and implementation of asymmetric cantilever - type mounting scheme of steel box girder of the bridge - scheme of direct slip in place con- nection on high bracket of side - span steel girder and section by section cantilever - type mounting of main span steel girder, a good reference is provided for the bridge construction of the same type.

  19. Ansys -based research on fatigue crack of welded box girder for overhead travelling crane%基于Ansys的桥式起重机焊接箱形梁疲劳裂纹研究

    殷玉枫; 曾光; 吕西波; 张孟辉

    2012-01-01

    The box girder of overhead travelling crane features typical thin-wall structure, in which fatigue crack can appear easily due to load situation and weld defects of the crane, etc. Considering such case, the Ansys finite element software is adopted for load analysis of typical working conditions of the box girder in order to figure out the position and causes of any crack, and the fracture mechanics and Ansys software are adopted for analysis and simulation of the stress field, displacement field of the fatigue crack in box girder, as well as the size of stress field, which is significant to estimate the fatigue crack expansion and remaining life of the crane box girder.%桥式起重机箱形梁是典型的薄壁结构,由于起重机受载情况及本身结构焊接缺陷等因素,在箱形梁上很容易出现疲劳裂纹.针对桥式起重机箱形梁疲劳裂纹现象,借助Ansys有限元软件,对箱形梁典型工况进行受载分析,判断出裂纹的位置及其产生原因;运用断裂力学和Ansys软件分析模拟出箱形梁疲劳裂纹的应力场、位移场以及应力场区域的大小,对起重机箱形梁进行疲劳裂纹扩展以及剩余寿命的预估都有意义.

  20. Application of TMD in Large Span Steel Box Girder Footbridge%TMD在大跨径钢箱梁人行桥上的应用分析

    苑翔

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces the Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) composition and operation principle of the structure, comparison of advantages and disadvantages of TMD and other control of steel box girder footbridge vibration methods, and combined with the Mianyang No.1 bridge footbridge of Sichuan Province as an example, through the use of text and graph-table combination method, describes vividly the practical application of TMD in large span footbridge.%  介绍了质量调谐阻尼器(TMD)的结构组成以及工作原理,比较了TMD与其它控制钢箱梁人行桥振动方法的优缺点,并结合四川省绵阳市一号桥人行桥为工程实例,通过采用文字与图、表相结合的方式,形象地阐述了TMD在大跨径人行桥中的实际应用。

  1. 体内-体外混合配束节段预制拼装箱梁足尺模型试验研究%Full scale model test of segmental precast concrete box girder with external and internal tendons

    郑开启; 卜红旗; 刘钊; 惠卓; 吕志涛

    2013-01-01

    To investigate the structural behavior of segmental precast prestressed concrete box girder un-der the regular service stage and the construction state,a span of 48 m full scale box girder model of this type was tested for the Fourth Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge approach. The assembling and loading plans were de-termined according to the geometric parameters as well as the actual constraints of the girder. This paper focuses on the static performance,such as stress and displacement changes of the girder during segment loading and transporting. Comparative finite element method analysis was also performed for checking. The model test results show that at the regular service stage,the residual deformation of the girder after unloading is small,which demonstrates that the girder keeps in elastic during loading. The tooth joints of segments work well with each other and have no relative slip;the global performance of the girder is good as monotonous. The vertical distribution of longitudinal strain at joint and between joints basically accords with hypothesis of plane section. Also,the stress increment of prestress tendons is linear to the mid-span moment change. Finally,during the segment trans-port stage,it shows that there is sufficient compressive stress of the lower flange of the girder to meet the security requirements of transporting girder.%  以南京长江第四大桥引桥为背景,开展了一孔48 m跨径体内-体外混合配束节段预制拼装箱梁的足尺模型试验,以研究该类箱梁在正常使用阶段和施工状态下的结构行为。根据试验箱梁的尺寸参数以及实际约束条件确定了拼装与加载方案。本文重点研究正常使用荷载和梁上运梁两种工况下梁体应力状况与位移变化等结构静力性能,并与试验梁实体有限元模型进行对比分析。研究结果表明:在正常使用阶段,加、卸载后拼装梁体残余变形较小,基本处于弹性工作状态,整体

  2. Full scale model test of segmental precast concrete box girder with external and internal tendons%体内-体外混合配束节段预制拼装箱梁足尺模型试验研究

    郑开启; 卜红旗; 刘钊; 惠卓; 吕志涛

    2013-01-01

    To investigate the structural behavior of segmental precast prestressed concrete box girder un-der the regular service stage and the construction state,a span of 48 m full scale box girder model of this type was tested for the Fourth Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge approach. The assembling and loading plans were de-termined according to the geometric parameters as well as the actual constraints of the girder. This paper focuses on the static performance,such as stress and displacement changes of the girder during segment loading and transporting. Comparative finite element method analysis was also performed for checking. The model test results show that at the regular service stage,the residual deformation of the girder after unloading is small,which demonstrates that the girder keeps in elastic during loading. The tooth joints of segments work well with each other and have no relative slip;the global performance of the girder is good as monotonous. The vertical distribution of longitudinal strain at joint and between joints basically accords with hypothesis of plane section. Also,the stress increment of prestress tendons is linear to the mid-span moment change. Finally,during the segment trans-port stage,it shows that there is sufficient compressive stress of the lower flange of the girder to meet the security requirements of transporting girder.%  以南京长江第四大桥引桥为背景,开展了一孔48 m跨径体内-体外混合配束节段预制拼装箱梁的足尺模型试验,以研究该类箱梁在正常使用阶段和施工状态下的结构行为。根据试验箱梁的尺寸参数以及实际约束条件确定了拼装与加载方案。本文重点研究正常使用荷载和梁上运梁两种工况下梁体应力状况与位移变化等结构静力性能,并与试验梁实体有限元模型进行对比分析。研究结果表明:在正常使用阶段,加、卸载后拼装梁体残余变形较小,基本处于弹性工作状态,整体

  3. A case study of interior low-frequency noise from box-shaped bridge girders induced by running trains: Its mechanism, prediction and countermeasures

    Zhang, Xun; Li, Xiaozhen; Hao, Hong; Wang, Dangxiong; Li, Yadong

    2016-04-01

    A side effect of high-speed railway and urban rail transit systems is the associated vibration and noise. Since the use of concrete viaducts is predominant in railway construction due to scarce land resources, low-frequency (20-200 Hz) structure-radiated noise from concrete bridges is a principal concern. Although it is the most commonly used bridge type, the mechanism of noise emission from box-shaped bridge girders when subjected to impact forces from moving trains, which sounds like beating a drum, has not been well studied. In this study, a field measurement was first made on a simply-supported box-shaped bridge to record the acceleration of the slabs and the associated sound pressures induced by running trains. These data indicated that a significant beat-wave noise occurred in the box-shaped cavity when the train speed was around 340 km/h, which arose from the interference between two sound waves of 75.0 Hz and 78.8 Hz. The noise leakage from the bridge expansion joint was serious and resulted in obvious noise pollution near the bridge once the beat-wave noise was generated in the cavity. The dominant frequency of the interior noise at 75.0 Hz was confirmed from the spectrum of the data and the modal analysis results, and originated from the peak vibration of the top slab due to resonance and the first-order vertical acoustic mode, which led to cavity resonance, amplifying the corresponding noise. The three-dimensional acoustic modes and local vibration modes of the slab were calculated by using the finite element method. A simplified vehicle-track-bridge coupling vibration model was then developed to calculate the wheel-rail interaction force in a frequency range of 20-200 Hz. Numerical simulations using the boundary element method confirmed the cavity resonance effect and the numerical results agreed well with the data. Based on the calibrated numerical model, three noise reduction measures, i.e., adding a horizontal baffle in the interior cavity, narrowing

  4. Stress analysis of deck pavement of continuous steel box girder%连续钢箱梁桥面铺装层结构应力分析

    李国芬; 曹牧; 王宏畅; 朱华平

    2013-01-01

      正交异性钢桥面的构造复杂,用理论算法对铺装层进行力学计算,较难得到精确的计算结果。本文利用有限元通用软件对曲线钢箱梁桥浇筑式沥青铺装层进行受力分析,将正交异性钢桥面板、铺装层作为整体,建立有限元模型,研究铺装层受力变形特点。根据钢桥面铺装层常出现的病害,并结合超载及刹车产生的水平荷载对铺装层受力的影响,提出相应的桥面铺装层破坏的综合控制指标。%The geometric structure of steel deck plates is complex. So it is difficult to get precise results in the mechanics calculation of deck pavement with traditional methods. This paper adopts the finite element meth-od for the mechanics analysis of the composite guss asphalt surfacing layer of curved steel box girder bridges. By taking the orthotropic steel deck and the pavement as a whole,a reasonable finite element model which estab-lished can be used to study the stress and deformation features of the surfacing layer. According to the common diseases in steel deck pavements and the effect of the overload and the horizontal load in braking to the pave-ment,this paper puts forward the comprehensive control indicators for pavement failures.

  5. 基于WIM数据的上海长江大桥钢箱梁的寿命评估%Life Evaluation of Box Girder of Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge Based on WIM Data

    廖霞霞; 胡明敏; 徐昊

    2014-01-01

    Evaluation of the box girder details of Shanghai Yangtze river can provide the basis for the bridge ’ s maintenance and repairment .The research result of “Fatigue stress spectrum study of the steel box girder of Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge ,based on the analysis of WIM data” was used to get all the details of the stress spectrum of steel box girder .Then according to BS 5400 the tenth part ,confirming S-N curve which can reflect the details quality of fatigue .Finally ,estimating the steel box girder’s life with the combination of the Miner fatigue cumulative damage rule .According to the result ,we can know that during the current oper-ating process ,the box girder details have small stress amplitude ,high cycles and small damage magnitude . These details will not bring about fatigue damage .During the current operation ,the structure will keep high safety performance and reliability .Determine the damage point and the size of the damage value is unique in this article .%通过对上海长江大桥细节寿命的估算为大桥的维护和修复提供依据。基于论文“基于WIM数据的上海长江大桥钢箱梁应力谱研究”的研究结果,得到钢箱梁各细节的应力谱,同时参考英国桥梁规范BS 5400第十部分,确定了能够体现细节疲劳性能的 S-N曲线,并结合M iner疲劳累积损伤准则,对大桥钢箱梁细节寿命进行评估。研究结果表明,在现行日常运营过程中,钢箱梁各细节应力幅值较小,循环次数多,损伤量级很小,故细节不会发生疲劳破坏,即结构在现行运营期间保持了很高的安全性和可靠度。

  6. CALCULATION AND ANALYSIS ON FLEXURAL CAPACITY OF PRESTRESSED COMPOSITE BOX GIRDER%预应力组合箱梁抗弯能力计算分析

    胡少伟; 胡汉林

    2012-01-01

    The prestressed steel and concrete composite beams having been widely used in engineering as a new transverse bearing component.The bending capacity is one of the most fundamental and important behaviors.The calculation formulas of elastic bearing capacity and deflection were derived considering the slip at the steel-concrete interface and the stress increments of prestressed tendons on the base of the elastic theory;and on the premise of plane section and complete composite action,the expressions of prestressed composite beam's ultimate plastic capability which consider the stress increments of prestressed tendons were deduced,based on the simplified plastic theory.These foumulas can reflect the characteristics of the prestressed composite box girder.It turns out that the calculation values are in good agreement with the experimental results,which meet the engineering accuracy.%预应力钢-混凝土组合梁作为一种新型的横向承重构件,在工程中得到了广泛的使用,准确计算其抗弯承载能力是工程上最为基本也是最重要的要求。该文以弹性分析理论为基础,推导了考虑交界面相对滑移和预应力增量的预应力组合梁弹性承载能力和挠度计算公式;以完全协同作用和平截面假定为前提,采用简化的塑性理论,推导了考虑预应力增量的极限抗弯承载能力计算公式。公式能够反映预应力组合梁的受力特点,计算结果与试验值吻合良好,满足工程精度。

  7. Load transverse distribution of single box multi-cell girder with corrugated steel webs%单箱多室波形钢腹板箱梁荷载横向分布

    马磊; 万水; 蒋正文; 李明鸿

    2014-01-01

    A formula for calculating the load transverse distribution coefficient of single box multi-cell girder with corrugated steel webs was deduced by the rigid connected beam method on the basis of the equivalent plane plate-girder model.Then,a test on a single box double-cell girder with cor-rugated steel webs was carried out to research its load transverse distribution.The research results show that the error between the load transverse distribution coefficient calculating with rigid connect-ed beam method and that obtained from test and finite element analysis is less than 7%.Compared with the finite element analysis result of the girder with midspan diaphragm,the load transverse dis-tribution coefficient calculated by the rigid connected beam method is relatively safe.Thus the rigid connected beam method can be used to calculate the load transverse distribution coefficient of the sin-gle box double-cell girder with corrugated steel webs where or not there is a diaphragm in the mids-pan of the girder.The distribution law of the load transverse distribution coefficient along the longi-tudinal of single box multi-cell girder with corrugated steel webs was suggested according to the ex-perimental results.The moment transverse distribution coefficients are mc ,where mc is the load trans-verse distribution coefficient at the middle span calculated by the rigid beam method.For the support reaction transverse distribution coefficients of the middle girder,0.6m0 is used at the end,where m0 is the load transverse distribution coefficient at the end calculated by the level principle method;mc is applicable from L/4 to L;and the transition from the end to L/4 is linear.The support reaction transverse distribution coefficients of the side girder are 0.9m0.%将单箱多室波形钢腹板箱梁等效为平面板梁模型,用刚接梁法推导了单箱多室波形钢腹板箱梁荷载横向分布系数的计算公式,并对1根单箱双室波形钢腹板箱梁进行了荷

  8. An improved approach for analyzing shear lag effect of box girders%箱形梁剪力滞效应的改进分析方法研究

    张元海; 白昕; 林丽霞

    2012-01-01

    以薄壁箱梁的弯曲理论为基础,从分析翼缘板的面内剪切变形和弯曲剪力流的分布规律入手,从理论上证明二次抛物线是箱形梁剪力滞效应分析中的合理翘曲位移函数。选取剪力滞翘曲位移函数时,对悬臂板和底板引入修正系数,并考虑翘曲正应力的平衡条件。对箱形梁横截面上新出现的广义内力给出明确定义并称之为剪滞力矩,从分析正应力在翘曲虚位移上的虚功出发,揭示所定义的剪滞力矩即为相应于剪力滞广义位移的广义内力。对简支箱梁和连续箱梁模型的应力计算表明,计算值与实测值吻合良好,从而证实该文的分析方法和建立的公式是正确的。挠度计算表明:剪力滞效应使简支箱梁和连续箱梁算例的跨中挠度分别增大12%和19%,工程实践中必须认真对待。%Based on the flexural theory for thin-walled box girders, quadratic parabola is proved to be reasonable as the warping displacement function in shear lag effect analysis of a box girder through investigating the in-plane shear deformation and the shear flow in the flanges. Modified factors for the cantilever and bottom slabs are introduced in the warping displacement function for shear lag and the equilibrium condition for warping stresses is also considered. The new generalized internal force is defined explicitly and named as shear lag moment, which is proved to be the generalized moment corresponding to the generalized displacement for shear lag, through analyzing the virtual work done by the normal stress on the virtual warping displacement. Simply supported and continuous box girder models are analyzed and the calculated results are in good agreement with the test results, which validates the proposed method and formulas. For the simply supported and continuous box girder models, shear lag effect increases the mid-span deflections by 12% and 19%, respectively, which should be treated

  9. 钢-混组合箱梁的车桥耦合振动影响分析%Analysis on Coupling Reaction of Steel-Concrete Composed Box Girder Vibration

    汪家正

    2011-01-01

    随着对于钢-混组合箱梁结构研究的深入开展,其在车辆荷载作用下的车桥振动响应问题也备受关注。不同截面形式对其车-桥相互作用性能有着较大影响。文章基于模态综合法的原理,建立两种不同截面形式的钢-混组合箱梁的动力计算模型,并对其动力特性进行了比较分析,结果表明:双车响应大致为单车响应的两倍,说明不同车辆荷载作用下桥梁的反应是线性的,为以后此类桥梁的设计提供参考。%As the development of study on steel-concrete composed box girder,its natural vibration under vehicle loading draws more and more attentions.Different types of cross sections have different influence on the interaction between vehicle and bridge.Based on the component mode synthesis principle,the article builds two different types of steel-concrete composed box girder model and performs comparison analysis on its dynamic property.The result shows that the coupling reactions for two vehicles are bigger than that for one vehicle.This indicates that the relationship between them is linear,which provides reference for future bridge design.

  10. Calculation of Flexural Capacity for Prestressed Box Girder with Corrugated Steel Webs Considering Shear Slip%考虑剪切滑移的波纹钢腹板预应力箱梁抗弯承载力计算

    任红伟; 刘保东; 李鹏飞

    2012-01-01

    In order to calculate the ultimate flexural capacity for externally prestressed box girder with corrugated steel webs, in view of its structural characteristics, considered the shear slip of shear key between the corrugated steel webs and the roof and floor concrete, the formulas of the ultimate flexural capacity of the externally prestressed box girder with corrugated steel webs were derived. As the slip strains increased the strain of the roof and floor and the sectional curvature, the influence of the interfacial slip on the ultimate flexural capacity were taken into account by the additional moment. Based on the analysis of the compatibility relation between externally prestressed tendons and the beam deformation, the stress increment of the external prestressing tendons was derived, the calculating steps of the ultimate flexural capacity of the externally prestressed box girder with corrugated steel webs by the plastic hinge method were derived and summarized, and the method was verified by model tests. The comparison of the experimental and theoretical results indicate that (1) the ultimate flexural capacity will be reduced when considering shear slip of the shear key; (2) the results obtained using the derived formulas are better than those from existing methods, which are close to the measured values and can give a reference to the calculation of the same type of girders.%为了计算体外预应力波纹钢腹板组合箱梁桥的极限抗弯承载力,针对其构造特点,考虑波纹钢腹板与顶底板混凝土剪力连接键剪切滑移的影响,推导了波纹钢腹板预应力箱梁极限抗弯承载力计算公式.滑移应变增大了项底板的应变和截面曲率,可以通过附加弯矩考虑界面滑移对极限抗弯承载力的影响;在分析体外预应力钢筋与梁体变形协调关系的基础上,得到了体外预应力筋的应力增量,推导并总结了应用塑性铰法计算波纹钢腹板体外预应力组合箱梁极限抗

  11. Comparison of Temperature Loadings of Bridge Girders

    J. Římal

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares the effect of temperature changes on the superstructure of bridges, above all the effect of non-uniform temperature. Loadings according to standards ESN 73 6203, ENV 1991-1-5 and DIN 1072 are compared here. The paper shows a short summary of temperature loading according to each standard and shows the comparison of bending moments arisen from these temperature loadings on superstructure made from continuous girder from a steel-concrete box girder with a composite concrete slab. With respect to a variety of design processes, the comparison is made without any coefficient of loading, combination or material. 

  12. 一种计入桥面铺装非完善接触效应的箱梁结构计算方法%Application of Deck Pavement into Box Girder Structure

    董建兴

    2013-01-01

    The local simulation analysis is carried out for the imperfect contact between the bridge deck pavement and the box girder structure.Then the shear stiffness is obtained from load-slip curves.And a 3-D model for a real bridge structure is built and analyzed in which Spring elements are adopted to simulate the interface shear stiffness.By this calculation model the structural responses under some loads are acquired to explore the effect of considering interface slip between the concrete box deck and the pavement on the structural behavior of the bridge.The results indicate that the cracking load and ultimate bearing capacity of structure are advanced by the affect of the pavement.By comparing the data,the advice of analyzing the box girder with deck overlays is proposed,which has definite social and economic benefit.%采用有限元软件对桥面铺装与箱梁结构桥面板之间的非完善接触进行局部仿真分析,提取荷载一滑移曲线获得界面之间的剪切刚度,并在整体模型中用弹簧单元模拟界面之间的剪切刚度,对猫铺大桥结构进行三维空间分析.通过这种计算模式分析结构在荷载作用下的的整体响应,探讨比较了考虑混凝土与桥面铺装界面滑移对箱梁结构受力性能的影响.研究得出了考虑铺装层参与截面受力能提高结构开裂荷载和极限承载能力、增大结构刚度的结论.计算结果对考虑铺装层作用时箱梁计算提出合理建议,具有一定的经济和社会效益.

  13. Aerodynamic hysteresis of thin airfoil and streamline box girder under large amplitude oscillation%大振幅下薄翼和流线型箱梁的气动迟滞研究

    王骑; 廖海黎; 李明水; 马存明

    2013-01-01

    回顾了机翼和箱梁的气动迟滞效应研究现状,介绍了大振幅下获取薄翼和流线型箱梁自激气动力的风洞试验.研究结果表明:薄翼在超过失速角的振幅条件下,升力并没有出现明显的失速现象,但气动力的高阶谐波分量显著增加;大振幅条件下,流线型箱梁的气动力高阶谐波分量也比较显著,并以第2和第3阶谐波分量为主.此外,在大振幅条件下,流线型箱梁的气动力矩迟滞曲线可出现“8字环”,即气动力在一个振动周期内既做了正功也做了负功;其中,迟滞曲线“8字环”的气动正功部分随着振幅和折算风速的增大而增加.该现象可导致桥梁也出现类似于失速机翼的极限环震荡.最后,基于不同振幅下流线型箱梁的力矩迟滞曲线,简要讨论了大跨度桥梁在颤振后状态可能出现的振动形式和气动稳定性.%The state-of-the-art of aerodynamic hysteresis of airfoil and box girder is reviewed briefly. A detailed introduction is given to the wind tunnel tests of motion-induced aerodynamic force measurements of thin airfoil and streamline box girder under large amplitude oscillation. The test results show that the lift stall didn't occur while the torsional amplitude exceeds the stall incidence angle, and the higher order harmonic components are remarkable in the aerodynamic force. The aerodynamic hysteresis curve of pitching moment for streamline box girder can take on "8-shape" loop, which means that the aerodynamic forces can provide both the positive and negative works within one vibration period. The limited cycle oscillation may also occur for bridge deck, which is usually observed in the stall airfoil. Based on the aerodynamic hysteresis curve of pitching moment under different amplitudes, the possible vibration pattern and aerodynamic instability are discussed for the post-flutter state of long span bridge.

  14. Joint design and model tests of extra-long-span continuous box girder bridge composed of UHPC%超大跨径UHPC连续箱梁桥接缝设计及模型试验

    张策; 邵旭东; 张阳

    2015-01-01

    With the precast segment cantilever method,a bracket joint between segments is proposed for the extra-long-span continuous box girder bridge composed of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC ). The optimization analysis is conducted based on some parameters,such as the horizontal angle of bracket joint,the ratio of joint tooth block depth and height,and the ratio of joint tooth block height to beam height. The optimal ones are less than 45 ,great than 1/10, and 1/3 ~ 2/3 correspondingly. A double cantilever box girder with bracket joint is designed according to the optimization results. Combining with model tests and numerical analysis,the shear behavior of web ’s joint and the influence of diaphragm plates on the joint performance are studied. The results demonstrate that the shear behavior of web’s joint is strong,and the shear capacity of joint can be increased by intensive diaphragm plates in thin-walled box girder. The cracking strain in joint’s corner is up to 455με,and the corresponding stress is about 9. 23MPa. The results are much greater than those of the ordinary concrete joint,and the resistance cracking degree of safety approaches 1. 63.%针对超大跨径UHPC连续箱梁桥,提出悬臂拼装法施工的牛腿式UHPC节段间接缝,并对其倾角、深高比、齿梁高之比进行优化设计,得到接缝牛腿最优水平倾角为0°~45°,深高比≥1/10,齿梁高比为1/3~2/3。利用优化结果设计制作一个双悬臂梁接缝模型,采用模型试验与数值分析相结合的方法,研究薄壁箱梁拼装节段腹板接缝的抗剪性能及横隔板对腹板接缝性能的影响。静力试验的结果与数值模拟分析的结果都表明:薄壁箱梁腹板接缝抗剪性能强,密集横隔板能提高接缝抗剪承载力,接缝角趾开裂应变达到455με,相应计算应力达14.71MPa,远大于普通混凝土的接缝强度,抗裂安全度可达1.63。

  15. Integrated Construction Technology of Fish-Belled Box Girder Bridge with Variable Cross-Section%鱼腹式变截面箱梁桥综合施工技术

    孔德法

    2012-01-01

    鱼腹式变截面箱梁桥具有造型美观的特点,符合桥梁美学设计,但施工难度大;结合工程实例,通过建立空间直角坐标系,“从点到线、从线到面、从面到体”进行控制,思路清晰,工艺明确,较好的解决了变截面箱梁的施工难题.桥梁施工范围内淤泥深度为3.49~8.86 m,无明水,施工过程中,根据淤泥深度不同,分别采用“钻孔桩、贝雷梁”和“清淤换填、戗灰处理”两种方式对支架基础进行处理:经过施工检验,基础沉降量控制在允许范围内.%Fish-bellied box girder bridges with variable cross-section have attractive characteristics which comply with the idea of aesthetic design of bridge, but the construction is difficult. The author, in combination with actual project, established the space rectangular coordinate system to control the construction "from point to line, from line to surface, and from surface to body" with clear technological meanings and processes, therefore the construction puzzle of variable cross-section box girder was well solved. In addition, because the depth of silt within construction range is 3. 49 .8. 86 m without visible water, two ways of "bored piles plus bailey beam" and "dredging for filling, treating with ash" were adopted to deal with the support foundation during construction based on different depth of silt. The results of construction inspection show that the settlement of the foundation is within the allowed range.

  16. 超宽箱梁抗裂混凝土配合比试验研究%Experimental Study of Mix Proportioning of Cracking Resistance Concrete for Very Wide Box Girder

    王运金; 李北星; 唐凯; 胡峰强; 张剑峰

    2012-01-01

    为防止九江长江公路大桥主桥超宽箱梁混凝土的早期开裂,进行专门的抗裂混凝土配合比优化设计试验.通过水化热、绝热温升、平板法塑性收缩开裂、温度~应力试验机开裂等试验方法,研究了胶凝材料组成对混凝土早期抗裂性的影响,配制出抗裂性能良好的C55混凝土.该混凝土采用42.5级p·Ⅱ水泥掺入25%的Ⅰ级粉煤灰、缓凝型聚羧酸盐高性能减水剂配制,绝热温升55.8℃,塑性收缩抗裂等级Ⅱ级,开裂温度8.7℃,应力储备37.3%,实际应用效果良好.%To prevent the concrete for the very wide box girder of the main bridge of Jiujiang Changjiang River Highway Bridge from early stage cracking, the optimal design and experiment for the mix proportioning of cracking resistance concrete for the box girder was specially carried out. By way of the hydration heat testing, adiabatic temperature rise testing, flat slab testing of plastic shrinkage cracking and cracking testing of temperatures-stress testing machine, the influence of the cementitious material compositions on the early stage cracking resistance of the concrete was studied and the C55 concrete having good cracking resistance was accordingly prepared. The concrete is used with the Grade 42. 5 P?II cement added with 25% of the Grade I flyash and high-range water reducer of retarding-type polycarboxylate. The adiabatic temperature rise of the concrete is 55. 8 ?, the level of the plastic shrinkage cracking resistance is grade II, the cracking temperature is 8. 7 ? and the stress reserve is 37. 3%. The practical application of the concrete proves that the effect of the concrete is sound.

  17. Box girder vertical displacement monitoring for Xujiawan continuous rigid aqueduct water filling test%徐家湾连续刚构渡槽充水试验箱梁竖向位移监测

    张健; 钟伟

    2016-01-01

    为了检验徐家湾连续刚构渡槽箱梁的安全性能,经过近42天5级加载充水试验,监测结果表明:徐家湾渡槽箱梁竖向位移与设计理论值一致,渡槽施工质量良好,结构安全。其成果可供类似连续刚构渡槽充水试验参考。%In order to check the safety of box girder of Xujiawan continuous rigid aqueduct,5-grade loading water filling test was conducted for nearly 45 days. The results of monitoring demonstrate the vertical displacement is identical with the design value,the construction quality is good,and the structure is safe. The results also can be reference for water filling test of similar rigid aqueduct.

  18. 超大跨径单向预应力UHPC连续箱梁桥概念设计与初步实验%Conceptual design and preliminary experiment of super-long-span continuous box-girder bridge composed of one-way prestressed UHPC

    邵旭东; 詹豪; 雷薇; 张哲

    2013-01-01

    A novel super-long-span continuous box-girder bridge made from ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) was proposed.By combining UHPC,thin-walled box girder with dense diaphragm plates and partial external prestressing into the novel box-girder system,a traditional three-dimensional prestressed structure is transformed into a longitudinal one-way prestressed one.Hence,not only can the main span length of girder bridges be improved,but also the ever existing problems in long-span PC bridges,such as the cracking in concrete girders and the excessive deflection at midspan,may be eliminated.A trial-design for a continuous box-girder bridge built from UHPC with main span length of 400m is presented,and the results show that the thicknesses of its components can be decreased greatly,the transverse stress decreased effectively by using the dense diaphragms,and the self-weight of superstructure may be reduced about 50% so that a good economy may be achieved and the one-way prestressed structure is completely feasible.The model tests were carried out to evaluate the creep deformation and shear capability of UHPC beam,and the results show that the creep deformation of UHPC beam is only 20% of that of ordinary concrete beam,and the shear capability of web can be further enhanced by employing dense diaphragms.The novel super-long-span continuous box-girder bridge is a competitive candidate in the aspects of safety,economy and durability,implying that it is applicable to the continuous girder bridge with main span length of 400m.%提出一种超大跨径超高性能混凝土(UHPC)连续箱梁桥新体系.新体系梁桥将超高性能混凝土(UHPC)、密集横隔板薄壁箱梁和部分体外预应力有机结合,变传统三向预应力为纵向单向预应力结构,不仅提升了梁桥跨径,而且可消除传统大跨径PC梁桥的主梁过度下挠和梁体开裂两类病害,通过对跨径400m的UHPC连续箱梁桥试设计,结果表明,新体系箱梁桥各种板件

  19. Analysis of Fatigue Stress Property of Steel Box Girder of Jiangyin Changjiang River Bridge%江阴长江大桥钢箱梁疲劳应力特征分析

    吉伯海; 叶枝; 傅中秋; 汪锋; 孙洪滨

    2016-01-01

    为准确评估钢桥结构的疲劳损伤状态和剩余疲劳寿命,以江阴长江大桥为背景,对该桥钢箱梁疲劳裂纹产生位置进行连续疲劳应变监测,获取应变时程数据,结合雨流计数法技术建立日疲劳应力谱;分析应力幅~循环次数分布规律;研究累积损伤度分布特征,建立损伤度分布模型,计算不同车道构造细节疲劳损伤度和剩余寿命。研究结果表明:钢箱梁顶板测点、U肋与横隔板焊接末端处、弧形缺口有效截面最小处均以压应力为主,U 肋以拉应力为主;应力幅累积循环次数分布服从Weibull函数分布;疲劳累积损伤度分布服从Boltzman函数分布,顶板与U肋连接处U肋腹板沿横桥向慢车道疲劳损伤较快车道损伤大,下游车道较上游车道损伤大,其中下游慢车道U肋腹板细节疲劳损伤最大。%To accurately evaluate the fatigue damaging condition and remaining fatigue life of steel bridge structure ,the Jiangyin Changjiang River Bridge was cited as an example .Continuous fatigue strain monitoring was conducted at the locations where fatigue cracks were found on the steel box girder to gain real‐time strain data .The monitoring data ,combined with the rain flow counting method ,were used to set up the daily fatigue stress spectrum to analyze the distribution law of S~ N curve .The distribution law of fatigue accumulating damage was studied .The model of damage distribution was set up ,to calculate the fatigue damages and remaining life of different structural details of the traffic lane .T he results of the study demonstrate that compressive stress was dominant at the testing locations in the steel box girder ,ends of U‐rib and diaphragm welds and least effective cross section of the arc notches ,whereas tensile stress was found primarily on U ribs .The distribution of the accumulated stress cycle follows the way of Weibull function distribu‐tion .The distribution

  20. Research on temperature field and temperature stress of prestressed concrete girders

    Chen Cheng; Kaiyin Zhang

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces the establishment and simplification of the temperature field and the general calculation method of temperature stress of the prestressed concrete box girders. Three kinds of sunshine temperature gradient models were loaded to a real bridge respectively, and got stress and displacement curves. Research data of several prestressed concrete box girders were selected from different regions of China to compare the relative error of the calculated and measured value. We indic...

  1. Study on Structural Forms of External Prestressing Anchorage for a Novel Continuous UHPC Box-girder Bridge%新型UHPC连续箱梁桥的体外预应力锚固构造形式研究

    邵旭东; 张良; 张松涛; 欧阳泽卉

    2016-01-01

    针对新型UHPC连续箱梁桥的结构特点及预应力体系布置,对其腹板处体外预应力下折索进行齿块锚固研究。对独立矩形齿块进行应力分析,揭示板厚对锚固区壁板外侧“局部弯曲效应”的影响。通过拓扑优化分析构建出一个揭示齿块锚固区传力机理的简化平面杆系模型,提出两种齿块锚固区局部加强的方法。在此基础上,对UHPC箱梁桥的腹板体外预应力锚固齿块进行构造设计,对比6种不同锚固方案,分析横隔板、预应力筋齿块内转向和锚固长度对锚固区受力的影响,最终得出较为合理的体外预应力齿块锚固构造形式。%According to the characteristics of a novel continuous UHPC box-girder bridge and the lay-out of its prestressing system,the anchor block for external tendons on the web was studied.Firstly,the effect of the plate thickness on the“local bending effect”in anchorage zone was evaluated through the anal-ysis of stress in the isolated rectangular anchor block.A simplified plane linkage model was proposed through the topology optimization in order to study the force transfer mechanism in anchorage zone.More-over,two kinds of methods were developed to strengthen the anchorage zone based on the simplified mod-el.On the basis of the above research procedure,six different anchoring schemes of the anchor block for the external tendons were designed.After analyzing and comparing the performance of the different ancho-ring schemes,the effects of diaphragms,steering of prestressing tendons,and anchoring length of the an-chor block on the mechanical behavior of the anchorage zone were evaluated.Finally,a type of reasonable anchor block of the external tendons was obtained.

  2. 箱形梁剪力滞效应分析中的翘曲位移函数及广义内力研究%Study on warping displacement function and generalized internal force in shear lag effect analysis of box girder

    张元海; 康喜东; 林丽霞

    2012-01-01

    Based on the flexural theory of thin-walled box girder, the curve of quadratic parabola is proved to be the reasonable form of the warping displacement function in the shear lag effect analysis of a box girder through investigating the in-plane shear deformation and the bending shear flow distribution in the flanges. The additional deflection induced by shear lag effect is adopted as the generalized displacement. The governing differential equations and the corresponding boundary conditions for shear lag effect of box girder are established by the energy calculus of variations based on the principle of minimum poten- tial energy. The new generalized internal force is defined rigorously,and a simple and convenient formula of stress for shear lag warping is presented which has the same form as the bending stress of elementary beam. A simply supported box girder model is analyzed and the calculated results are in good agreement with the test results, validating the method and formula presented. The generalized moment for shear lag differs from the bending moment in distribution and attenuates quickly. For the simply supported box girder example under concentrated load, shear lag effect increases the mid-span deflection by 12 ~,which should be treated carefully in practice.%以薄壁箱梁的弯曲计算理论为基础,从分析翼缘板的面内剪切变形和弯曲剪力流的分布规律入手,从理论上证明二次抛物线是箱形梁剪力滞效应分析中的合理翘曲位移函数。选取剪力滞效应引起的附加挠度作为广义位移,用基于最小势能原理的能量变分法建立箱形梁剪力滞效应分析的控制微分方程和边界条件。对箱粱横截面上新出现的广义内力给出严密定义,并建立了剪力滞翘曲应力的简便计算公式,它与初等梁弯曲应力公式具有相同的形式。对一个简支箱梁模型的计算表明,计算值与实测值吻合良好,从而证实了本文的分析方

  3. Influence of Traveling Wave Effect Based on Coefficient Reduction on Continuous Curve Box-girder Bridge%基于系数折减的行波效应对连续曲线箱梁桥的影响

    吴多; 李青宁

    2014-01-01

    Traveling wave effect is a main influence factor for the multi-support excitation of large-span structures .It has been unable to meet the needs of engineering earthquake-resistance without considering the traveling wave effect of earth -quake ground-motion ,especially for the curve bridges by complex loading .Large mass model is currently used for the analysis of the traveling wave effect ,then the displacement differential method is used to calculate the relative displace-ment of the structure .However ,the displacement differential method often can lead to displacement “drift” and distortion for more support of large-span structures .Taking a five cross curve box girder bridge as an example ,a traveling wave processing method based on the basal coefficient reduction is proposed ,and the different apparent-wave velocity is used for seismic time-history response analysis .The results show that under the seismic action ,the traveling wave effect is fa-vorable for structural displacement ,and considering the traveling wave of reduction factor can better fix the actual dis -placement under the action of earthquake .Finally when considering the traveling wave effect ,the variable parameters such as the apparent-wave velocity and high pier have a greater influence on the seismic response of curve bridge .There-fore ,in the seismic analysis of curve bridge ,the specific requirements of engineering should be considered for contrast calculation so as to ensure the safety of the design .%行波效应是目前大跨结构中考虑多点激励的一种主要影响因素。特别是针对受力复杂的曲线桥,不考虑地震动的行波效应已经不能满足工程抗震的需求。目前常用大质量模型进行行波效应的分析,然后利用位移差动的方法求出结构的相对位移。对于多支撑的大跨结构来说位移差动的方法经常会导致位移的“漂移”和失真。以一座五跨曲线箱梁桥为例,提出了一种

  4. Evaluation on Impact Interaction between Abutment and Steel Girder Subjected to Nonuniform Seismic Excitation

    Yue Zheng; Xiang Xiao; Lunhai Zhi; Guobo Wang

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims to evaluate the impact interaction between the abutment and the girder subjected to nonuniform seismic excitation. An impact model based on tests is presented by taking material properties of the backfill of the abutment into consideration. The conditional simulation is performed to investigate the spatial variation of earthquake ground motions. A two-span continuous steel box girder bridge is taken as the example to analyze and assess the pounding interaction between the abut...

  5. Installation and Control of Large Post-tensioning Pre-stressed High-performance Concrete Box Girders for an Ore Terminal%大型后张预应力高性能混凝土箱梁在矿石码头中的应用控制

    马玉臣

    2011-01-01

    The use of large post-tensioning pre-stressed high-performance concrete box girders used in deepwater berths especially for ore terminals to accommodate ships of more than 250 000 tons is still unprecedented in China. The paper describes that the prestressed girders are suitable for the load and process requirements through various quality control procedures during the construction of Caofeidian Ore Terminal and the successful engineering practice ran provide references for similar projects.%大型后张预应力高性能混凝土箱梁应用在深水泊位特别是25万吨级以上的矿石码头国内尚无先例,文中阐述了该预应力梁在曹妃甸矿石码头工程施工过程中通过多方面质量控制,较好地适应了荷载和工艺要求,其成功应用可为以后类似工程提供借鉴.

  6. Vortex-induced resonance characteristics and anti-vibration measures'mechanism of central-slotted box girders%中央开槽箱梁涡激共振特性及抑振措施机理研究

    杨婷; 周志勇

    2015-01-01

    To study vortex-induced resonance characteristics and anti-vibration measures'mechanism of central-slotted box girders,the large-scale sectional model vibration measurement,pressure measurement and CFD were employed.A long-span cable-stayed bridge over Yangtze River was taken as an example to conduct wind tunnel tests of large-scale sectional model.The test results indicated that it is the maintenance rails located inside aerodynamic susceptible sites that cause the vortex-induced vibration of the bridge.CFD numerical simulation results showed that the upwind flow passing through the curved soffit plate is hindered by the inside maintenance rails to cause an increased width of dead water region in the wake of upwind box section,a continuous and intensive vortex shedding phenomenon occurs due to velocity gradient and the VIV of the bridge main beam section takes place;accordingly,the inside maintenance rails are proposed to offset the center line of the main beam with a certain distance,they are not an obstacle to the high-speed upwind flow;thus the flow separates at the location far away from the knuckle line and the size of dead water region in the upwind box wake is reduced to prevent the vortex shedding.The static pressure test results showed that when shifting the inside maintenance rails,the negative mean pressure at the soffit plate knuckle line,does not change dramatically,the fluctuating pressures on the upwind and downwind inclined panels can be reduced,and the fluctuating energy is dispersed without a consistent predominant frequency.Wind tunnel tests for the modified section were conducted and the results showed that the VIV of the bridge can be suppressed completely.%基于大比例节段模型风洞测振、测压试验及计算流体力学(Computational Fluid Dynamic,CFD)方法进行中央开槽箱梁涡激共振特性及抑振措施机理研究。以芜湖长江公路二桥为例进行大比例节段模型风洞试验。结果显示,位于

  7. 波形钢腹板连续箱梁剪滞效应引起的附加轴力分析%Additional Axial Force Analysis Caused by Shear lag Effect of Cintinuous Box-girder Bridge with Corrugated Steel Webs

    吴焕庆; 张俊波; 刘世忠; 冀伟; 满自亭

    2013-01-01

    Under the condition of the plane section assumption and without considering the inertia moment of corrugated steel webs,this paper establishes the additional axial force formula for the two spans continuous box-girder bridge with corrugated steel webs based on a cubic parabola shear lag warping function.At the same time,it leads into the additional axial force stress ratio coefficient.Then it analyses the impact of additional axial stress to the influence degree of structural mechanical,which is based on the continuous box-girder bridge with corrugated steel webs under the full cross-uniformly distributed load and mid-span concentrated load.It shows that the value of additional axial stress can be ignored because the additional axial force stress ratio coefficient under the full cross-uniformly distributed load and the mid-span concentrated load is less than 1%.%基于平截面假定并不计波形钢腹板惯性矩,建立了波形钢腹板两跨连续箱梁在三次抛物线剪滞翘曲位移函数下的附加轴力计算式.引入附加轴向应力比系数,分析了波形钢腹板混凝土两跨连续梁在均布荷戢及跨中集中荷载作用下,附加轴向应力对结构受力性能的影响,分析表明:在两种荷栽工况下,附加轴向应力比系数均小于1%,可以忽略其效应.

  8. Distortional Buckling Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Girders in Negative Moment Area

    Zhou Wangbao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Distortional buckling is one of the most important buckling modes of the steel-concrete composite girder under negative moment. In this study, the equivalent lateral and torsional restraints of the bottom flange of a steel-concrete composite girder under negative moments due to variable axial forces are thoroughly investigated. The results show that there is a coupling effect between the applied forces and the lateral and torsional restraint of the bottom flange. Based on the calculation formula of lateral and torsional restraints, the critical buckling stress of I-steel-concrete composite girders and steel-concrete composite box girders under variable axial force is obtained. The critical bending moment of the steel-concrete composite girders can be further calculated. Compared to the traditional calculation methods of elastic foundation beam, the paper introduces an improved method, which considers coupling effect of the external loads and the foundation spring constraints of the bottom flange. Fifteen examples of the steel-concrete composite girders in different conditions are calculated. The calculation results show a good match between the hand calculation and the ANSYS finite element method, which validated that the analytic calculation method proposed in this paper is practical.

  9. Evaluation on Impact Interaction between Abutment and Steel Girder Subjected to Nonuniform Seismic Excitation

    Yue Zheng

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to evaluate the impact interaction between the abutment and the girder subjected to nonuniform seismic excitation. An impact model based on tests is presented by taking material properties of the backfill of the abutment into consideration. The conditional simulation is performed to investigate the spatial variation of earthquake ground motions. A two-span continuous steel box girder bridge is taken as the example to analyze and assess the pounding interaction between the abutment and the girder. The detailed nonlinear finite element (FE model is established and the steel girder and the reinforced concrete piers are modeled by nonlinear fiber elements. The pounding element of the abutment is simulated by using a trilinear compression gap element. The elastic-perfectly plastic element is used to model the nonlinear rubber bearings. The comparisons of the pounding forces, the shear forces of the nonlinear bearings, the moments of reinforced concrete piers, and the axial pounding stresses of the steel girder are studied. The made observations indicate that the nonuniform excitation for multisupport bridge is imperative in the analysis and evaluation of the pounding effects of the bridges.

  10. Comparison of Stresses of Fatigue-sensitive Regions in Orthotropic Deck of Steel Box Girder for Highway and Railway Bridges%钢箱梁用于公、铁桥梁时正交异性板疲劳敏感部位应力比较

    高立强; 蒲黔辉; 施洲

    2011-01-01

    The scheme of steel box girder used in the design of Yongjiang Railway Cable-stayed Bridge of Ningbo city is the first case in railway bridges in China. For railway bridges, the transverse position of steel rails is stable, and bridge deck pavement is different from that of highway bridges. In order to study the difference of orthotropic deck used in railway bridge and highway bridge, railway bridge and highway bridge deck pavements were installed on the deck separately. With the finite element method, the transverse and longitudinal influence lines of the stresses in the fatigue-sensitive regions with different bridge deck pavements were calculated. The reason why the stress in each fatigue-sensitive region was studied, and the characteristics of steel box girder orthotropic deck for railway bridge and highway bridge were analyzed. With the representative railway and highway vehicles as the loads, the stresses of steel box girder orthotropic deck in some fatigue-sensitive regions were calculated. The results of analysis and calculation show that (1 ) The dispersion of asphalt concrete deck pavement for highway bridge is weak, while that of railway bridge deck pavement is strong. Compared with highway bridge, the values of influence lines of the stresses in the fatigue-sensitive regions are smaller, and the lengths of influence lines are longer for railway bridge. (2) Under theload of normal railway vehicle, the largest stresses of rib-to-diaphragm joint and edge of cutout in diaphragm are similar to that under the load of normal highway vehicle. (3) In comparison with railway bridge, fatigue cracks are likely to emerge at the rib-to-deck joint for highway bridge orthotropic deck.%宁波甬江铁路斜拉桥在设计中采用钢箱梁方案,在铁路桥中为国内首例.铁路桥梁钢轨横向位置固定,桥面铺装也与公路桥梁不同,为研究钢箱粱正交异性板用于铁路桥梁和公路桥梁的区别,在桥面板上分别设置铁路与公路铺

  11. Structure Model Analysis of the Kashima 34m Telescope

    Nakajima, Junichi; Nakamura, Toshio; Saita, Takeshi; Horiguchi, Junji; Yuge, Kouhei

    2001-03-01

    Deformation analysis of the Kashima 34-m radio telescope is performed. Although the telescope has a large aperture and accurate reflector panels, the dish support structures determine the high-frequency performance. Especially in millimeter wavelength, deformations above 1-mm affect the telescope efficiency seriously. We have modeled 34-m telescopes into elements and used a finite element method FEM to simulate accurate telescope deformations. The first results we obtained agreed well with the realistic deformation. Future analysis and telescope evaluations based on computer simulations are possible with this FEM model.

  12. Committee VI.1. Extreme Hull Girder Loading

    Jensen, Jørgen Juncher

    2000-01-01

    Committee Mandate. Evaluate and develop direct calculation procedures for extreme wawe loads on ship hull girders. Due consideration shall be given to stochastic and non-linear effects. The procedures shall be assessed by comparison with in-service experiences, model tests and more refined...

  13. Critical Strength of steel Girder Web

    Pratibha M Alandkar; Sandeep M Shiyekar; Mukund R Shiyekar

    2016-01-01

    When a member is subjected to combined action of bending moment, shear and axial force, bending moment & axial force is assumed to resist by whole section and shear is resisted by web only. In such case web shall be designed for combined shear and axial force. The present study determines the strength of web of steel girder under the action of pure shear, pure axial force and combination of it. The classical plate buckling theory is already established to determine the critical buckling st...

  14. Behaviour of parallel girders stabilised with U-frames

    Virdi, Kuldeep; Azzi, Walid

    2010-01-01

    Lateral torsional buckling is a key factor in the design of steel girders. Stability can be enhanced by cross-bracing, reducing the effective length and thus increasing the ultimate capacity. U-frames are an option often used to brace the girders when designing through type of bridges and where...... overhead bracing is not practical. This paper investigates the effect of the U-frame spacing on the stability of the parallel girders. Eigenvalue buckling analysis was undertaken with four different spacings of the U-frames. Results were extracted from finite element analysis, interpreted and conclusions...

  15. Shear design recommendations for stainless steel plate girders

    Saliba, Najib; Real, E.; Gardner, Leroy

    2014-01-01

    The behaviour and design of stainless steel plate girders loaded in shear is investigated in this paper. A review of existing methods for the design of stainless steel plate girders, including codified provisions, is first presented. A database of thirty-four experiments carried out on austenitic, duplex and lean duplex stainless steel plate girders is then reported, and used to assess the current shear resistance design equations from Eurocode 3: Part 1.4 and Eurocode 3: Part 1.5 and the rec...

  16. BENDING-SHEAR INTERACTION OF LONGITUDINALLY STIFFENED GIRDERS

    Beg, Darko; Sinur, Franc

    2011-01-01

    To understand behaviour of longitudinally stiffened plated girders subjected to high bending moments and shear forces, four tests on large scale test specimens were performed. The results of these tests were used to verify the numerical model, which was employed for further parametric studies. With a verified simplified numerical model a parametric nonlinear analysis was systematically carried out to determine the resistance of longitudinally stiffened plated girders. Based on 630 numerical s...

  17. Life-Cycle Management Strategy on Steel Girders in Bridges

    So, Kevin K. L.; Moe M. S. Cheung; Zhang, Eric X. Q.

    2012-01-01

    The major problems affecting the service life of bridges are related to various factors such as fatigue-sensitive details, increased service loads, corrosion deterioration, and the lack of proper maintenance. Among them, corrosion deterioration and fatigue damages of structures particularly to steel girder bridges are the most common ones. Bridges of different structural forms, at different locations or under different climates, may suffer from various degrees of deterioration. Steel girders ...

  18. Experimentally Validated Nonlinear Analysis of Bridge Plate Girders with Deformations

    Kużawa Mieszko

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Comprehensive methodology of numerical nonlinear analysis of the consecutive phases in the structural behaviour of bridge plate girders with deformations is presented. The analysis concerns all stages of structure loading until failure and especially determination of the ultimate shear load capacity. Verification and validation of the numerical procedures proposed is based on comparison of the calculated results with effects of experimental laboratory shear capacity tests of plate girders carried out at the University of Ljubljana.

  19. 港珠澳大桥浅水区非通航孔桥组合梁设计%Design of Composite Girders for Non-Navigable Span Bridge of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Shallow Water Area

    罗扣; 王东晖; 张强

    2013-01-01

    The main part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is a part of the combined bridge and tunnel,of which the non-navigable span bridge in the shallow water area is the 85 m span continuous composite girder bridge that totally has 64 spans of the composite girders and is 5 440 m in length.The span arrangement of the bridge mainly includes two kinds of arrangement of 6)× 85 m and 5)× 85 m.The composite girders are the separated continuous single-cell singlebox girders with constant depth and specifically are composed of the open steel box girders and the concrete deck slabs that are connected each other via shear studs.A steel box girder is the inverted trapezoid structure,a concrete deck slab is the precast full slab in the transverse direction and the grooves are pre-reserved at the locations of the shear studs.To improve the transverse mechanical behavior of the deck slabs,the stringers are set in the sections of the composite girders and to keep the integrity of the slabs,the shear studs are arranged in a way of clustering.The composite girders are erected and installed in each full span by the large transportation and erection floating crane and the girders are closed span by span.%港珠澳大桥主体工程采用桥隧组合方案,其中浅水区非通航孔桥采用85 m连续组合梁桥形式,全长5 440m,共64孔,跨径布置主要采用6×85 m和5×85m2种形式.组合梁采用单箱单室分幅等高连续梁,由开口钢箱梁和混凝土桥面板通过剪力钉联结而成.钢箱梁为倒梯形结构;混凝土桥面板为横向整块预制,在剪力钉处设置预留槽.为改善混凝土桥面板的横向受力性能,该桥组合梁截面设置小纵梁;为保持桥面板的整体性,剪力钉采用集束式布置方式.组合梁采用大型运架一体浮吊整孔安装架设,逐孔合龙.

  20. Stress analysis of the welds in the girder

    The girder at the back of each module plays an important structural role in the assembly of the Tilecalorimeter barrel. It is important, therefore, to clearly understand the welds within the girder. In order to understand the stresses in the welds, a 2-dimensional finite element model has been constructed of the girder cross section similar to the model that has been previously used by J. Blocki to analyze the girder. The current European welding norms do not require stress concentrations within welds to be considered except under fatigue loading conditions. Since this is not the case for this design, the use of the average stress in sizing the welds is allowed under the European welding norms. An analysis of the welds by V. Romanov that only considered the average stress, showed that the average weld stress was 38N/mm2, well within acceptable limits. However, it should be kept in mind that the forces on the welds vary significantly along the length of the girder so the average stress may not be an adequate method of analyzing these welds. In addition, since these welds are so critical to the structural integrity of the Tilecalorimeter, it is desirable to examine stress concentrations even though this is not required by the european norms. Therefore, it is recommended that a 30mm wide bar as shown in Figure 3 be used on the ten modules that see the highest load from the cryostat. This is a very simple and low-cost modification to a small number of girders that will provide significant additional safety

  1. Allowed electron-capture branches in the decay of 34mCl

    Driel, M.A. van; Klijnman, H.; Engelbertink, G.A.P.; Eggenhuisen, H.H.; Hermans, J.A.J.

    1975-01-01

    The decay of 34mCl has been studied with 36 and 100 cm3 Ge(Li) detectors and with a high-resolution large volume Ge(Li)-NaI(Tl) Compton-suppression spectrometer. The 34mCl activity was produced with the reaction 24Mg(12C, pn)34Cl at E(12C) = 35 MeV by bombarding thick natural Mg targets. The half-li

  2. Experiments and theory on deck and girder crushing

    Simonsen, Bo Cerup; Ocakli, Hasan

    1999-01-01

    This paper is concerned with theoretical and experimental analysis of deep plastic collapse of a deck or deep girder subjected to an in-plane, concentrated load. A theory is derived which is valid until initition of fracture in the structure. The presented experimental results show load-deflectio...

  3. Suspension Bridge Flutter for Girder with Separate Control Flaps

    Huynh, T.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    Active vibration control of long span suspension bridge flutter using separated control flaps (SFSC) has shown to increase effectively the critical wind speed of bridges. In this paper, an SFSC calculation based on modal equations of the vertical and torsional motions of the bridge girder includi...

  4. Preliminary study to facilitate smart structure systems in bridge girders

    Kirkpatrick, Thomas C.; Peterson, Danford O.; Rossi, Peter J.; Ray, Laura R.; Livingston, Richard A.

    1999-05-01

    Sensors are currently available and used to monitor structural performance and loads incurred by bridges already in service. However, there has been limited research concerning the stresses that steel bridge girders endure during transport from the manufacturer to the job site and during the installation process. This paper reports the measured stresses on steel bridge girders during transportation from Lancaster, PA to Hanover, NH and during construction of the Ledyard Bridge on the New Hampshire - Vermont border. Two different monitoring system were developed for this data acquisition in a mobile environment. The first, a fiber optic strain monitoring system, utilizing Bragg grating technology. The second utilized an electrical- resistive foil strain gage network, in conjunction with wireless telemetry equipment. Together, these two systems formed a smart structure system for monitoring bridge girders while confirming the accuracy of data gathered through redundancy. Result conclusively demonstrated for the first time, that stresses in beams during transportation are significant and approach the factor of safety margin in girder design.

  5. Performance of Bridge Decks and Girders with Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

    Ramirez, J.A.; Olek, J.; Rolle, Eric Joseph; Manlone, Brian J.

    2000-01-01

    Structural lightweight concrete is a very versatile material and Haydite and Minergy lightweight aggregates can be utilized in the mixture development of concrete for use in girders and decks in bridges. More widespread use of lightweight aggregates (LWA) would result in savings in construction cost due to considerable dead load reduction. The materials phase of this research study evaluated the fresh concrete properties (slump, unit weight, and air content), the mechanical properties of ha...

  6. Analysis of Load Test on Composite I-Girder Bridge

    Huseynov, F.; Brownjohn, J. M. W.; O'Brien, Eugene J.; Hester, David

    2016-01-01

    This paper showcases the importance of field testing in efforts to deal with the deteriorating infrastructure. It demonstrates a load test performed on a healthy but aging composite reinforced concrete bridges in Exeter, UK. The bridge girders were instrumented with strain transducers and static strains were recorded while a four-axle, 32 tonne lorry remained stationary in a single lane. The results obtained from the field test were used to calculate transverse load distribution factors (DFs)...

  7. Life-Cycle Management Strategy on Steel Girders in Bridges

    Kevin K. L. So

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The major problems affecting the service life of bridges are related to various factors such as fatigue-sensitive details, increased service loads, corrosion deterioration, and the lack of proper maintenance. Among them, corrosion deterioration and fatigue damages of structures particularly to steel girder bridges are the most common ones. Bridges of different structural forms, at different locations or under different climates, may suffer from various degrees of deterioration. Steel girders at different positions of a bridge may also suffer from different degrees of damage. How to effectively maintain the bridge asset at a minimal cost and how to predict the time for future works are crucial, particularly when government funding sources become stretched. A comprehensive bridge management framework assisting stakeholders to appropriately and reasonably prioritize their future maintenance-related works in their bridge stocks, such that stakeholders can better allocate the limited resources, is utmost concerned. This paper proposes an integrated life-cycle management (LCM strategy on steel girders in bridges in which corrosion deterioration and fatigue damage prediction models are mapped with girders’ performance conditions. A practical example to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed LCM strategy is also illustrated.

  8. Precast Prestressed Concrete Truss-Girder for Roof Applications

    Peter Samir

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Steel trusses are the most popular system for supporting long-span roofs in commercial buildings, such as warehouses and aircraft hangars. There are several advantages of steel trusses, such as lightweight, ease of handling and erection, and geometric flexibility. However, they have some drawbacks, such as high material and maintenance cost, and low fire resistance. In this paper, a precast concrete truss is proposed as an alternative to steel trusses for spans up to 48 m (160 ft without intermediate supports. The proposed design is easy to produce and has lower construction and maintenance costs than steel trusses. The truss consists of two segments that are formed using standard bridge girder forms with block-outs in the web which result in having diagonals and vertical members and reduces girder weight. The two segments are then connected using a wet joint and post-tensioned longitudinally to form a crowned truss. The proposed design optimizes the truss-girder member locations, cross-sections, and material use. A 9 m (30 ft long truss specimen is constructed using self-consolidated concrete to investigate the constructability and structural capacity of the proposed design. A finite element analysis of the specimen is conducted to investigate stresses at truss diagonals, verticals, and connections. Testing results indicate the production and structural efficiency of the developed system.

  9. Strengthening of steel–concrete composite girders using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates

    S M Mosavi; A Sadeghi Nik

    2015-02-01

    Applying composites in order to strengthen and renew the infrastructures has globally been accepted. Traditional methods to strengthen the out-of-standard structures are costly, time consuming and requires a lot of labour. Today, new techniques are hired using light and strong substances which also resist against corrosion, known as Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) plates. Regarding the high tensile strength and proper module of elasticity, CFRP plates are considered as a suitable alternative to strengthen girders. The behaviour of steel–concrete composite girders being statically loaded and strengthened by CFRP plates in this study. The CFRP plates used in this study have been stuck, with epoxy adhesive, under the tensile sections of three steel girders. The results accompanied with analytical study of moment–curvature and numerical analysis done with ANSYS, show that CFRP plates with epoxy adhesive increases the ultimate loading capacity of steel–concrete composite girder. Plastic stiffness of the girders was also increased.

  10. Effects of vertical girder realignment in the Argonne APS storage ring

    The effects of vertical girder misalignments on the vertical orbit of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) storage ring are studied. Partial sector-realignment is prioritized in terms of the closed-orbit distortions due to misalignments of the corresponding girders in the sectors. A virtual girder-displacement (VGD) method is developed that allows the effects of a girder realignment to be tested prior to physically moving the girder. The method can also be used to anticipate the corrector strengths needed to restore the beam orbit after a realignment. Simulation results are compared to experimental results and found to reproduce the latter quite closely. Predicted corrector strengths are also found to be close to the actual local corrector strengths after a proof-of-principle two-sector realignment was performed

  11. Composite Steel-Concrete Girders with Circular Holes

    Feneşan, Crina; Moga, Cătălin

    2015-01-01

    In this paper some aspects concerning the design of steel-concrete composite structures are presented. The steel girders are built-up as rolled sections with circular holes in webs. This paper also presents, an adaptation of Euro norms EN 1994-1-1:2004. Eurocode 4 - Design of composite and concrete structures – Part 1-1: General rules for buildings and EN 1994-2:2004. Eurocode 4 - Design of composite and concrete structures – Part 2: General rules and rules for bridges to the design of comp...

  12. On the Influence of Hull Girder Flexibility on the Wave

    Seng, Sopheak; Andersen, Ingrid Marie Vincent; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher

    2012-01-01

    (CFD) solving the Navier-Stokes equations with the free surface captured by a volume-of-fluid (VOF) method. In all procedures the flexibility of the hull girder is modelled as a non-uniform Timoshenko beam. It is observed that the non-linear models agree well with the model tests and as there is no...... occurrence of severe slamming in the cases considered, the inexpensive non-linear strip theory is as accurate as the direct CFD calculation method. In a comparison with the results using the rigid body assumption, the increase in the vertical bending moment (VBM) amidships due to the flexibility of the hull...

  13. A concrete balanced cantilever box girder bridge in the Netherlands with carbon fibre prestressing cables

    Hordijk, D.A.; Bruggeling, A.S.G.; Kaptijn, N.

    1998-01-01

    In the Netherlands a pilot project has started to recognize the possibilities of non-metallic materials for prestressing. This project will also serve to gather more knowledge regarding the properties of non-metallic wires, their anchorages and their application in large tendons. It is intended to a

  14. Design of bridge crane girder strain acquisition system based on virtual instrument

    Wenxue LIU

    Full Text Available Girder is an important part of the bridge crane, which is also the main force element. In order to prevent accidents, it is necessary to collect the bridge crane girder stress data to analyse the fatigue life. This paper constructs a bridge crane girder strain acquisition system. The hardware system consists of sensors, connectors, data acquisition cards, wireless data transmission groups, POE power and host computer. The software system consists of NI MAX to interface with the computer's NI hardware and software resources,and LabVIEW programming to display and storage the girder strain data. Through this system, positions and working days strain data acquisition for the 50/10 t bridge crane girder gets the key positions strain data. The results show that the girder strain data acquisition system runs stably, channel signals of acquisition task transmit accurately, and the terminal data stores competely, meeting the detection requirements, which provides an important data support for the subsequent fatigue analysis and accurate remaining service life prediction of the crane girder.

  15. Full Scale Test of SSP 34m blade, edgewise loading LTT

    Nielsen, Magda; Jensen, Find Mølholt; Nielsen, Per Hørlyk;

    This report is a part of the research project “Eksperimentel vingeforskning: Strukturelle mekanismer i nutidens og fremtidens store vinger under kombineret last” where a 34m wind turbine blade from SSP-Technology A/S has been tested in edgewise direction (LTT). The applied load is 60% of an...... unrealistic extreme event, corresponding to 75% of a certificated extreme load. This report describes the background, the test set up, the tests and the results. For this project, a new solution has been used for the load application and the solution for the load application is described in this report as...

  16. Redistribution of internal forces in composite concrete girders made continuous vs. time

    Mašović Snežana

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Research on the long-term behavior of composite concrete girders made continuous is presented in the paper. Concrete precast element is cracked under construction load. Creep and differential shrinkage of precast and in-situ cast part of the girder also induce stresses in a structure. The subject of this investigation is redistribution of section forces in course of time for concrete girders subjected to change of the structural system. The aim of investigation is to verify design models and analytical procedures by experimental research.

  17. Einstein's Boxes

    Norsen, T

    2005-01-01

    At the 1927 Solvay conference, Einstein presented a thought experiment intended to demonstrate the incompleteness of the quantum mechanical description of reality. In the following years, the thought experiment was picked up and modified by Einstein, de Broglie, and several other commentators into a simple scenario involving the splitting in half of the wave function of a single particle in a box. In this paper we collect together several formulations of this thought experiment from the existing literature; analyze and assess it from the point of view of the Einstein-Bohr debates, the EPR dilemma, and Bell's theorem; and generally lobby for Einstein's Boxes taking its rightful place alongside similar but historically better-known quantum mechanical thought experiments such as EPR and Schroedinger's Cat.

  18. Einstein's Boxes

    Norsen, Travis

    2004-01-01

    At the 1927 Solvay conference, Einstein presented a thought experiment intended to demonstrate the incompleteness of the quantum mechanical description of reality. In the following years, the thought experiment was picked up and modified by Einstein, de Broglie, and several other commentators into a simple scenario involving the splitting in half of the wave function of a single particle in a box. In this paper we collect together several formulations of this thought experiment from the exist...

  19. Onboard monitoring of fatigue damage rates in the hull girder

    Nielsen, Ulrik Dam; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher; Pedersen, Preben Terndrup;

    2011-01-01

    taking into account whipping stresses. It is conceptually shown how such a method, which integrates onboard estimation of sea states, can be used to deduce decision support with respect to the accumulated fatigue damage in the hull girder.The paper firstly presents a set of measured full-scale wave......-scale onboard acceleration and stress measurements can be used to calculate sea state parameters. These calculated environmental data are verified by a comparison to hindcast data.In the third part of the paper the full-scale fatigue stress ranges are compared to results from an analytical design oriented...... calculation procedure for flexible ship hulls in short-term estimated sea states.Altogether, it is conceptually shown that by a combination of the onboard estimated sea state parameters with the described analytical fatigue damage prediction procedure a method can be established for real-time onboard decision...

  20. Development of high performance precast/prestressed bridge girders

    Akhnoukh, Amin K.

    Demand continues to increase for bridges with long spans and shallow depths. Due to safety concerns, four-span overpasses are being replaced with two span overpasses to avoid placement of piers near the highway shoulders. In the meantime, the bridge profile is restricted due to existing businesses nearby. Thus, nearly the same superstructure depth must be used for double the span length. This dissertation focuses on topics aiming at providing precast prestressed concrete girders with the shallowest possible depth for a given span. It forms parts of larger projects conducted by the University of Nebraska for the Nebraska Department of Roads and for the Wire Reinforcement Institute. Specifically, the following issues were researched: (1) Use of 0.7 in. diameter Grade 270 ksi strands for pretensioning of precast concrete girders at a strand spacing of 2 inches by 2 inches. This arrangement gives nearly 190 percent of the prestressing with 0.5 in. diameter strands and nearly 135 percent with 0.6 in. strands. The research focuses on the required confinement steel to allow determination of transfer and development lengths according to current procedures in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications for smaller strands. (2) Develop a self consolidating concrete (SCC) mix, using Nebraska aggregates that will allow for a specified design strength at service of 15 ksi and a minimum strength at one day of 10 ksi, representing the demand at the time of release of the prestress to the concrete member. Prior to this study, standard concrete strength prevailing in Nebraska has been 8 ksi at service and 6.5 ksi at release. It was the goal of the research to keep the cost of materials as low as possible but not exceeding 250 per cubic yard, compared to the proprietary mixes that cost approximately four times this amount. (3) Use of 80 ksi welded wire reinforcement (WWR) as the auxiliary reinforcement for shear, web end splitting and flange confinement. This would result in higher

  1. The Viability of Steel-Concrete Composite Girder Bridges With continuous Profiled Steel Deck

    Hatlee, Jonathan Russell

    2009-01-01

    The continuous permanent metal deck form system provides a quick and efficient method of constructing short-span, simply supported composite steel girder bridges. However, because shear studs can only be welded to the girder through the steel deck at rib locations, the number of shear stud locations is limited to the number of ribs in the shear span while the spacing of the shear studs is restricted to the rib spacing of the steel deck. This results in a condition where various...

  2. Plasticity Theory Analysis about the Bearing Section Limited Strength of Partial Filling Concrete Continuous Composite Girder Bridge%部分充填混凝土连续组合梁桥支座处截面极限强度的塑性理论分析

    姬幸斌; 李文兴; 吴建明

    2012-01-01

      部分充填混凝土窄幅钢箱连续组合梁桥是钢箱-混凝土组合梁与矩形钢管混凝土结构结合的一种新型组合结构梁桥。基于一般钢箱-混凝土连续组合梁桥中支座负弯矩区因混凝土翼板开裂而导致抗弯强度、局部稳定性不足的特点,提出了一种部分充填混凝土窄幅钢箱连续组合梁桥,并对其中支座负弯矩区的正截面强度和支座截面抗剪性能进行了塑性理论分析。%  The narrow range of steel box continuous composite girder bridge that partially filled concrete is a new type of bridge which is composited by steel box-concrete composite girder and rectangular steel tube concrete. As the disadvantage that wing crack in negative moment region causing insufficient of bending strength and local stability of traditional steel box continuous composite girder bridge,a narrow range of steel box continuous composite girder bridge is presented. Then, the plasticity theory analysis is used on normal-section strength of bearing negative moment region and on cross-section support bearing shear performance.

  3. Performance evaluation of corrosion-affected reinforced concrete bridge girders using Markov chains with fuzzy states

    M B ANOOP; K BALAJI RAO

    2016-08-01

    A methodology for performance evaluation of reinforced concrete bridge girders in corrosive environments is proposed. The methodology uses the concept of performability and considers both serviceability- and ultimate-limit states. The serviceability limit states are defined based on the degree of cracking (characterized by crack width) in the girder due to chloride induced corrosion of reinforcement, and the ultimate limit states are defined based on the flexural load carrying capacity of the girder (characterized in terms of rating factor using the load and resistance factor rating method). The condition of the bridge girder is specified by the assignment of a condition state from a set of predefined condition states. Generally, the classification of condition states is linguistic, while the condition states are considered to be mutually exclusive and collectivelyexhaustive. In the present study, the condition states of the bridge girder are also represented by fuzzy sets to consider the ambiguities arising due to the linguistic classification of condition states. A non-homogeneous Markov chain (MC) model is used for modeling the condition state evolution of the bridge girder with time. The usefulness of the proposed methodology is demonstrated through a case study of a severely distressed beam of the Rocky Point Viaduct. The results obtained using the proposed approach are compared with those obtained using conventional MC model. It is noted that the use of MC with fuzzy states leads to conservative decision making for the problem considered in the case study.

  4. Full scale test SSP 34m blade, combined load. Data report

    Nielsen, Per H.; Nielsen, Magda; Jensen, Find M. (and others)

    2010-11-15

    This report is part of the research project where a 34m wind turbine blade from SSP-Technology A/S was tested in combined flap and edgewise load. The applied load is 55% of an imaginary extreme event based on the certification load of the blade. This report describes the reason for choosing the loads and the load direction and the method of applying the loads to the blade. A novel load introduction allows the blade to deform in a more realistic manner, allowing the observation of e.g. transverse shear distortion. The global and local deformation of the blade as well as the blades' respond to repeated tests has been studied and the result from these investigations are presented, including the measurements performed. (Author)

  5. S/Ka Dichroic Plate with Rounded Corners for NASA's 34-m Beam-Waveguide Antenna

    Veruttipong, W.; Khayatian, B.; Imbriale, W.

    2016-02-01

    An S-/Ka-band frequency selective surface (FSS) or a dichroic plate is designed, manufactured, and tested for use in NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) 34-m beam-waveguide (BWG) antennas. Due to its large size, the proposed dichroic incorporates a new design feature: waveguides with rounded corners to cut cost and allow ease of manufacturing the plate. The dichroic is designed using an analysis that combines the finite-element method (FEM) for arbitrarily shaped guides with the method of moments and Floquet mode theory for periodic structures. The software was verified by comparison with previously measured and computed dichroic plates. The large plate was manufactured with end-mill machining. The RF performance was measured and is in excellent agreement with the analytical results. The dichroic has been successfully installed and is operational at DSS-24, DSS-34, and DSS-54.

  6. Full Scale Test of SSP 34m blade, edgewise loading LTT. Data Report 1

    Nielsen, Magda; Jensen, Find M.; Nielsen, Per H. (and others)

    2010-01-15

    This report is a part of a research project where a 34m wind turbine blade from SSP-Technology A/S has been tested in edgewise direction (LTT). The applied load is 60% of an unrealistic extreme event, corresponding to 75% of a certificated extreme load. This report describes the background, the test set up, the tests and the results. For this project, a new solution has been used for the load application and the solution for the load application is described in this report as well. The blade has been submitted to thorough examination. More areas have been examined with DIC, both global and local deflections have been measured, and also 378 strain gauge measurements have been performed. Furthermore Acoustic Emission has been used in order to detect damage while testing new load areas. The global deflection is compared with results from a previous test and results from FEM analyses in order to validate the solution as to how the gravity load on the blade was handled. Furthermore, the DIC measurement and the displacement sensors measurements are compared in order to validate the results from the DIC measurements. The report includes the results from the test and a description of the measurement equipment and the data acquisition. (author)

  7. A EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVE PRESTRESS ON TIMBER CONCRETE COMPOSITE GIRDER BRIDGE

    Araki, Shogo

    In applying the glulam timber to the large-sized structures, the new types of connections have been developed. In presence, there are a few joint systems using steel plates and bolts. However, those systems are not always adequately satisfied with durability. Therefore, the new joint system by prestressing was developed. In Nagano prefecture, the timber-concrete composite bridge was provided as the standard design of timber bridges, and the joint system is by prestressing. In case of concrete girder, work of prestress decrease by elastic strain, creep, and etc. However, timber-concrete composite girder is not cleared numerically. In this study, we discussed the effective prestress on timber-concrete composite girder based on time-dependent of prestress checked in existing bridge, and we suggest the evaluation method of it.

  8. A Simple Technique to Determine Interface Slip of Stud Connected SCC Girders

    Rajasankar J.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A simple technique is proposed to compute interface slip of stud connected steel-concrete composite (SCC girders based on the results of a flexure test. The technique makes use of relative longitudinal displacement of the concrete slab and steel beam to calculate the interface slip. In the flexure test of a SCC girder, a cost-effective instrumentation arrangement consisting of mechanical dial gauges is used to measure the relative longitudinal displacement. Responses measured from experiments on SCC girders conducted by the authors are used for numerical implementation and validation of the technique. Alternatively, interface slip is also evaluated by applying an analytical model which is based on first principles of mechanics. The values of interface slip computed by using the proposed technique are found to have close correlation with those of the analytical model. The effect of edge restraint on slip due to friction between steel and concrete is also studied

  9. Approach for analyzing the ultimate strength of concrete filled steel tubular arch bridges with stiffening girder

    ZHANG Zhi-cheng; XIE Xu; ZHANG He; CHEN Heng-zhi

    2007-01-01

    A convenient approach is proposed for analyzing the ultimate load carrying capacity of concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) arch bridge with stiffening girders. A fiber model beam element is specially used to simulate the stiffening girder and CFST arch rib. The geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, influence of the construction process and the contribution of prestressing reinforcement are all taken into consideration. The accuracy of this method is validated by comparing its results with experimental results. Finally, the ultimate strength of an abnormal CFST arch bridge with stiffening girders isinvestigated and the effect of construction method is discussed. It is concluded that the construction process has little effect on the ultimate strength of the bridge.

  10. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure of tower in Kuwait

    A. Lisiecki; J. Szlek; A. Klimpel

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible sources of the ...

  11. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure

    A. Klimpel; A. Lisiecki; J. Szlek

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible s...

  12. The fatigue and serviceability limit states of the webs of steel girders subjected to repeated loading

    M. Škaloud; Zörnerová, M. (Marie)

    2010-01-01

    As a great part of steel structures are subjected to many times repeated loads (bridges, crane-supporting girders and the like), it is demonstrated, by means of the results of numerous experiments carried out by the authors in Prague, how the post-critical reserve of strength, the failure mechanism and the limit states of the webs of steel girders are affected by the cumulative damage process generated by the many times repeated character of loading, and how this phenomenon influences the des...

  13. Sensitivity and statistical analysis within the elaboration of steel plated girder resistance

    Melcher, J.; Škaloud, Miroslav; Kala, Z.; Karmazínová, M.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 5, č. 2 (2009), s. 120-126. ISSN 1816-112X. [International conf. on steel and aluminium structures /6./. Oxford, 24.06.2007-27.06.2007] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : steel structures * fatigue * sensitivity * imperfection * plated girder Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  14. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure

    A. Klimpel

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible sources of the concrete damage due to high welding temperature and stresses.Findings: It was shown that MMA welding at vertical-up position, by a rutile coated electrode of diameter 3,2 [mm], at welding current 110-120 [A], of the butt welds of tee-joints of girders and the insert plate does not cause any harmful and damaging effect to concrete, which temperature in a region of the contact with the bottom surface of the insert plate does not exceed 240 [˚C] during full cycle of welding. Tensile and compression stresses of concrete are transmitted mainly by anchoring bars, fixed in concrete and also by reinforcing fabric of concrete, and do not cause any cracks of concrete.Research limitations/implications: To achieve more consistent results of the numerical analysis of stresses and deformation distribution in the insert plate with experimental results, it is necessary to calculate plastic deformation of materials and also take into consideration nonlinear change of yield point (plasticity as a function of temperature.Practical implications: The technology was applied for welding of the girders to insert plates of the telecommunication tower in Kuwait.Originality/value: Welding procedure specification ensuring high quality of the welded joints of girders and insert plate of composite steel-concrete structure.

  15. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure of tower in Kuwait

    A. Lisiecki

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible sources of the concrete damage due to high welding temperature and stresses.Findings: It was shown that MMA welding at vertical-up position, by a rutile coated electrode of diameter 3,2 [mm], at welding current 110-120 [A], of the butt welds of tee-joints of girders and the insert plate does not cause any harmful and damaging effect to concrete, which temperature in a region of the contact with the bottom surface of the insert plate does not exceed 240 [°C] during full cycle of welding. Tensile and compression stresses of concrete are transmitted mainly by anchoring bars, fixed in concrete and also by reinforcing fabric of concrete, and do not cause any cracks of concrete.Research limitations/implications: To achieve more consistent results of the numerical analysis of stresses and deformation distribution in the insert plate with experimental results, it is necessary to calculate plastic deformation of materials and also take into consideration nonlinear change of yield point (plasticity as a function of temperature.Practical implications: The technology was applied for welding of the girders to insert plates of the telecommunication tower in Kuwait.Originality/value: Welding procedure specification ensuring high quality of the welded joints of girders and insert plate of composite steel-concrete structure.

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  17. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF CRACK AND STRAIN BEHAVIOR OF RC SLAB IN STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE GIRDER UNDER NEGATIVE BENDING

    Sakaguchi, Junichi; Nakajima, Akinori; Suzuki, Yasuo

    The sophisticated numerical analysis method is required to simulate the strain behavior of the reinforcement and the crack width of the RC slab, although many researches are conducted on the cracking behavior of the RC slab in the composite girder under the negative bending. In this paper, the numerical analysis method is constructed to evaluate the strain behavior of the reinforcement and the crack width of the RC slab in the steel-concrete composite girder subjected to the negative bending. The analysis method using the rigid body spring model takes into account the imperfect composite action between the steel girder and the RC slab, the bond between the reinforcement and the concrete, and the shrinkage of the concrete. As a result, it is confirmed that the analysis method can simulate the crack and the strain behavior of RC slab quantitatively in the steel-concrete composite girder under the negative bending.

  18. Shear evaluation of tapered bridge girder panels with steel corrugated webs near the supports of continuous bridges

    Zevallos, E.; Hassanein, M.F.; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique

    2016-01-01

    Because of public construction budgets were cut over the last few years, new bridge girders with corrugated webs to reduce the construction costs have become more widely studied and used. In spite that tapered bridge girders with corrugated webs (BGCWs) are used in modern bridges, their shear strength and behaviour rarely exists in literature. Based on available literature, the web of the linearly tapered BGCWs may be divided into three typologies with different structural response to shear f...

  19. Predicting deflections of a simply supported pre-stressed concrete girder subjected to static loads from observed strains

    Mufti, Aftab; Jaeger, Leslie; Klowak, Chad; Kyriakopoulos, Nikolas; Bakht, Baidar; Tadros, Gamil

    2007-04-01

    Deflections of structures, such as bridge girders, are often the most difficult to monitor. Strain measurement is relatively simple with the use of electronic strain gauges, fiber optic sensors, or other strain measuring devices. This paper investigates two different methods for predicting or monitoring the deflection of a simply-supported full-scale bridge girder subjected to a partially distributed uniform load using strain measurements. A full-scale pre-stressed concrete bridge girder was instrumented and tested under a static monotonic load in the linear elastic range. This paper highlights the experimentally measured deflections along the length of one half of the girder and compares them to theoretically predicted deflections and deflections predicted using numerical integration along with harmonic analysis of curvatures determined from theoretical and observed experimental strains. Experimental test results indicate that estimating deflections from observed strains is feasible within the linear-elastic range of such girders. The methods outlined for predicting deflections of full-scale pre-stressed concrete bridge girders from observed strains are a valuable tool for structural engineers and for the periodic and continuous monitoring of civil structures such as bridges.

  20. Multi-Step Ka/Ka Dichroic Plate with Rounded Corners for NASA's 34m Beam Waveguide Antenna

    Veruttipong, Watt; Khayatian, Behrouz; Hoppe, Daniel; Long, Ezra

    2013-01-01

    A multi-step Ka/Ka dichroic plate Frequency Selective Surface (FSS structure) is designed, manufactured and tested for use in NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) 34m Beam Waveguide (BWG) antennas. The proposed design allows ease of manufacturing and ability to handle the increased transmit power (reflected off the FSS) of the DSN BWG antennas from 20kW to 100 kW. The dichroic is designed using HFSS and results agree well with measured data considering the manufacturing tolerances that could be achieved on the dichroic.

  1. Full Scale Test SSP 34m blade, edgewise loading LTT. Extreme load and PoC_InvE Data report

    Nielsen, Magda; Roczek-Sieradzan, Agnieszka; Jensen, Find Mølholt;

    edgewise direction (LTT). The blade has been submitted to thorough examination by means of strain gauges, displacement transducers and a 3D optical measuring system. This data report presents results obtained during full scale testing of the blade up to 80% Risø load, where 80% Risø load corresponds to 100......This report is the second report covering the research and demonstration project “Eksperimentel vingeforskning: Strukturelle mekanismer i nutidens og fremtidens store vinger under kombineret last”, supported by the EUDP program. A 34m wind turbine blade from SSP-Technology A/S has been tested in...

  2. Damage investigation of girder bridges under the Wenchuan earthquake and corresponding seismic design recommendations

    Li Jianzhong; Peng Tianbo; Xu yan

    2008-01-01

    An investigation of girder bridges on National Highway 213 and the Doujiangyan-Wenchuan expressway after the Wenchuan earthquake showed that typical types of damage included:span collapses due to unseating at expansion joints;shear key failure;and damage of the expansion joint due to the slide-induced large relative displacement between the bottom of the girder and the top of the laminated-rubber bearing.This slide,however,can actually act as a form of isolation for the substructure,and as a result,the piers and foundation of most of the bridges on state route 213 suffered minor damage.The exception was the Baihua Bridge,which suffered severe damage.Corresponding seismic design recommendations are presented based on this investigation.

  3. Numerical Simulation for Progressive Collapse of Continuous Girder Bridge Subjected to Ship Impact

    田力; 黄飞

    2014-01-01

    The three-stage simulation method based on LS-DYNA was introduced in this study to simulate the pro-gressive collapse of a continuous girder bridge after a ship-bridge collision. The pile-soil dynamic interaction and the initial stress and deformation of the whole bridge before the collision were considered. By analyzing the damage, de-formation, stress distribution and collapse process of the whole bridge, the results show that the displacement response of the cap beam lags behind the pile cap. The response order of the whole bridge’s components depends on their dis-tances from the collision region. The plastic deformation of soil around piles has a positive effect on delaying the fur-ther increase in the displacement of piles. The impacted pier’s losing stability and its superstructure’s excessive defor-mation are the main reasons leading to the progressive collapse of the continuous girder bridge.

  4. Interactive Shear Buckling Of Plate Girder with Corrugated Web (Analytical Solution)

    Prof.Dr:S.A.Tohamy; Ass.Prof.Dr:A.B.Saddek; Eng: Asmaa.Y.Hamed

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents analytical studies the elastic interactive shear buckling stress of corrugated steel web is calculated by all possible failure criteria (steel yielding, local and global buckling stresses), using Minimum Potential Energy Method to determine critical shear stress of local and global buckling of plate girder with corrugated webs. The results are compared with Finite element method (FEM) using ANSYS/V12. It found that the proposed equations are a good agreement with the resul...

  5. Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Composite Girder Cable-Stayed Bridge with Three Pylons during Construction

    Xiaoguang Deng; Muyu Liu

    2015-01-01

    Based on the nonlinear stability analysis method, the 3D nonlinear finite element model of a composite girder cable-stayed bridge with three pylons is established to research the effect of factors including geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, static wind load, and unbalanced construction load on the structural stability during construction. Besides, the structural nonlinear stability in different construction schemes and the determination of temporary pier position are also studied...

  6. Performance of Bridge Decks and Girders with Lightweight Aggregate Concrete, v. 2 of 2

    Ramirez, J.A.; Olek, J.; Rolle, Eric Joseph; Malone, Brian Joseph

    2000-01-01

    Structural lightweight concrete is a very versatile material and Haydite and Minergy lightweight aggregates can be utilized in the mixture development of concrete for use in girders and decks in bridges. More widespread use of lightweight aggregates (LWA) would result in savings in construction cost due to considerable dead load reduction. The materials phase of this research study evaluated the fresh concrete properties (slump, unit weight, and air content), the mechanical properties of ...

  7. Strain-Based Evaluation of a Steel Through-Girder Railroad Bridge

    Daumueller, Andrew N.; David V. Jáuregui

    2012-01-01

    In the state of New Mexico (USA), passenger rail began in 2008 between Belen and Santa Fe on the Rail Runner, following the acquisition of about 100 miles of existing rail and related infrastructure. Many of the bridges on this route are over 100 years old and contain fatigue prone details. This study focuses on a steel through-girder bridge along this corridor. To accurately evaluate these structures for load carrying capacity and fatigue, an accurate analytical model is required. Accordingl...

  8. Statistical and sensitivity analysis within the elaboration of steel plated girders

    Melcher, J.; Škaloud, Miroslav; Kala, Z.; Karmazínová, M.

    Oxford : Oxford Brookes University, 2007 - (Beale, R.), s. 309-315 ISBN 978-0-9556254-0-4. [Steel and aluminium structures ICSAS´07 /6./. Oxford (GB), 24.07.2007-27.07.2007] Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/05/2059; GA ČR(CZ) GA103/07/1067 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : steel plate girders * initial imperfection * web breathing Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  9. Performance predictions for an intermediate-sized VAWT based on performance of the 34-m VAWT test bed

    Dodd, Henry M.

    The DOE/Sandia 34-m Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) Test Bed is a research turbine that has been in operation for over a year. With the advanced technology components incorporated in the turbine (including airfoils, structures and variable speed operation), its performance can be used to predict next generation commercial VAWT potential. This paper begins with the predicted and measured performance results obtained from the Test Bed and applies these results to a hypothetical commercial machine of the same size. The effects of a number of parameters are included in the performance analyses. First, the importance of siting considerations are presented, including wind frequency distributions (both real and Rayleigh) and mean wind speed and wind shear effects. Next, the paper shows the relative contribution of variable speed operation to improved performance and discusses other aspects of variable speed. The predicted performance of a 34-m VAWT is compared to existing machines, with annual energy capture per unit of swept area being the primary comparative metric. Finally, some cost of energy considerations associated with these technological advances are covered.

  10. Study the vibration and dynamic response of the dipole girder system for CSNS/RCS

    Renhong, Liu; JunSong, Zhang; GuangYuan, Wang

    2015-01-01

    China Spallation Neutron Source is a high intensity proton accelerator based facility, and its accelerator complex includes two main parts an H- linac and a rapid cycling synchrotron. The RCS accumulates the 80MeV proton beam, and accelerates it to 1.6GeV, with a repetition rate of 25Hz. The dipole of the CSNS RCS is operated at a 25 Hz sinusoidal alternating current which causes severe vibrate. The vibration will influence the long term safety and reliable operation of the magnet. The dipole of the CSNS RCS is an active vibration equipment which is different from the ground vibration accelerator. It is very important to design and study the dynamic characteristics of the dipole girder system. This paper takes the dipole and girder as a specific model system, a method for studying the dynamic characteristics of the system is put forward by combining theoretical calculation with experimental testing. The modal parameters with and without vibration isolator of the dipole girder system are obtain through ANSYS s...

  11. The vibration research of the AC dipole-girder system for CSNS/RCS

    Renhong, Liu; Huamin, Qu; Ling, Kang; Motuo, Wang; Guangyuan, Wang; Haijing, Wang

    2013-01-01

    China spallation neutron source(CSNS) is a high intensity proton accelerator based facility, and its accelerator complex includes two main parts: an H- linac and a rapid cycling synchrotron(RCS). The rcs accumulates the 80MeV proton beam, and accelerates it to 1.6GeV, with a repetition rate of 25 Hz. The AC dipole of the RCS is operated at a 25Hz sinusoidal alternating current which causes severe vibration. The vibration will influence the long-term safety and reliable operation of the magnet. The dipole magnet of RCS is active vibration equipment which is different with ground vibration accelerator. It is very important to design and research the dynamic characteristic of the dipole-girder system. This paper takes the dipole and girder as a specific model system, a method for researching the dynamic characteristic of the system is put forward by combining theoretical calculation with experimental testing. The ansys simulation method plays a very important role in the girder structure design stage. With the m...

  12. Finite Element Analysis of the Effect of Crack Depth and Crack Opening On the Girder

    Md. Kamrul Hassan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to identify the effect of crack depth and opening on the girder, finite element method (FEM has been used in this paper. In FE analysis, six nodded two dimensional plane elements (PLANE-2 are considered. Each node has two degree of freedom such as UX and UY. For the plane elements, a plane stress width/thickness option is chosen. For analytical model of crack of the concrete bridge girder, crack opening was increased from 0.2 mm to 1mm at an interval 0.2 mm and crack depth also increased from 30 mm to 150 mm at an interval 30 mm. The models were discreatized by a triangular mesh and convergence test was executed to obtain satisfactory results from the Plane-2 element. From the numerical result, it is seen that the principal stress become a higher with increased the crack depth and also crack opening with respect to load increasing. But the crack depth at 90 mm and crack opening at 0.6 mm, it has more effect on the girder because the stress concentration is higher than other crack depth and opening.

  13. Shaping 3-D boxes

    Stenholt, Rasmus; Madsen, Claus B.

    2011-01-01

    Enabling users to shape 3-D boxes in immersive virtual environments is a non-trivial problem. In this paper, a new family of techniques for creating rectangular boxes of arbitrary position, orientation, and size is presented and evaluated. These new techniques are based solely on position data...

  14. Construction engineering of steel tub-girder bridge systems for skew effects

    Jimenez Chong, Juan Manuel

    Closed structural sections, such as those having circular, rectangular or trapezoidal shape, possess high rotational rigidity when compared to open sections such as I-girders. The high torsional rigidity of closed sections makes them ideal for use in highly curved bridges. In this case, the geometry of the bridge results in large torsional forces. Because of structural efficiency and economy reasons, most of these closed-section bridges consist of a trapezoidal cross-section, with a top concrete slab and bottom and side steel plates. The slab is cast after the steel is erected and thus a system of internal diaphragms and braces is necessary to stabilize the system during erection. During the steel erection and the early stages of the concrete deck placement, the section can be considered as quasi-closed as the top concrete flange has not been cast or is not yet effective. During steel erection, undetermined and/or large torsional forces and/or displacements may result in fit-up problems requiring large stresses to overcome. During concrete deck placement, the undetermined displacements can affect the control of the deck thickness and the final deck geometry, such as the alignment of deck joints and the matching of stages in phased constructions projects. Due to the interactions between their various components, the behavior of curved and skewed tub-girder bridges is significantly more complex than that of straight bridges. When skewed supports are used in tub-girders, the interaction of the girder bending rotations and the displacement constraints induced by the skewed support diaphragms causes twisting of the girders at the supports. These twist rotations introduce additional torques into the system. Both curvature and skew can cause design and construction difficulties, especially at the supports, where the corresponding steel dead load deflections and the large torsional stiffness of the girders may lead to large fit-up forces. Currently, the general

  15. The Maine Music Box

    Lutz, Marilyn; Gallucci, Laura

    2005-01-01

    The paper describes the Maine Music Box and examines its potential as a tool for teaching and learning music. Pedagogical concepts are demonstrated using MIDI, Scorch, image and streaming video files.

  16. Voice box (image)

    The larynx, or voice box, is located in the neck and performs several important functions in the body. The larynx is involved in swallowing, breathing, and voice production. Sound is produced when the air which ...

  17. A numerical investigation on the fire response of a steel girder bridge

    Paya-Zaforteza, I.; Garlock, Maria E.M.

    2012-01-01

    The response of bridges subject to fire is an under researched topic despite the number of bridge failures caused by fire. Since available data shows that steel girder bridges are especially vulnerable to fire, this paper delves into their fire response by analyzing with a 3D numerical model the response of a typical bridge of 12.20 m span length. A parametric study is performed considering: (1) two possibilities for the axial restraint of the bridge deck, (2) four types of structural steel f...

  18. Methods for determination of ultimate load of eccentrically patch loaded steel I-girders

    Šćepanović, B.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Experimental tests show that most eccentrically patch loaded steel I-girders have a collapse mode quite different from that of centrically loaded girders. Concerning engineering practice, the most important difference between collapse modes is in ultimate load. The reduction in ultimate load with an increase in load eccentricity is obvious in some eccentrically loaded girders. Under certain circumstances, for a certain combination of influential parameters, eccentrically loaded girders behave as if loaded in the web plane, with no or no significant reduction in ultimate load due to load eccentricity. Dealing with such a big number of mutually dependant parameters that influence collapse mode and level of ultimate load reduction due to load eccentricity, still without theoretical formulation of collapse mechanism, two approaches for ultimate load determination are analysed: empirical mathematical expressions and artificial neural networks forecast models. Results of two procedures are compared. Recommendations for application in engineering practice are given.Las pruebas experimentales muestran que la mayoría de vigas en I de acero cargadas excéntricamente tienen un modo de colapso muy diferente del de las vigas cargadas centradas. En cuanto a la práctica de ingeniería, la diferencia más importante entre los modos de colapso es la carga final. La reducción de la carga última con un aumento de la excentricidad de carga es evidente en algunas vigas cargadas excéntricamente, mientras que bajo ciertas circunstancias, para una determinada combinación de parámetros influyentes, las vigas cargadas excéntricamente se comportan como si se carga en el plano del alma, con ninguna reducción significativa en la carga última debido a la carga excéntrica. Se analizan dos métodos para la determinación de la carga máxima: expresiones matemáticas empíricas y redes neuronales artificiales. Los resultados de ambos procedimientos se comparan. Se

  19. Some remarks in regard to the fatigue analysis of steel plate girders with breathing webs

    Maquoi, R.; Škaloud, Miroslav

    Praha : České Vysoké Učení technické v Praze, 2003 - (Studnička, J.), s. 397-402 ISBN 80-01-02747-3. [Česko-slovenská konference s mezinárodní účastí - Ocelové konstrukce a mosty /20./. Praha (CZ), 17.09.2003-20.09.2003] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2071102 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2071913 Keywords : steel plate girders * fatigue limit state * fatigue crack Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  20. The effects of longitudinal prestressing on the box shear lag by the difference method%纵向预应力对箱梁剪力滞效应的差分解

    刘扬; 王东东

    2013-01-01

    Guided by the energy variational principle and based on the different longitudinal displacements of three parabolas,the basic differential equation of the shear lag of cantilever box girders is obtained,and its feasibility is proved by using the finite difference method.The method is applied to analyze the shear lag effect of cantilever box girder under the longitudinal prestressing of equivalent loaf.Based on the ANSYS,a model which features that the box girder is built and simulated by Solid 95,and the prestressed steel is simulated by Link 10.Later,the model is used to analyze the coefficient distribution rule of the shear lag of the box girder under the longitudinal prestressing,and then this rule is compared with the result from finite difference method.This comparison proves the applicability of the difference method in the study of the shear lag effect of the box girder under longitudinal prestressing of equivalent loaf,and longitudinal prestressing's effects on the shear lag effect of beam is also analyzed.%选取3次抛物线变化的纵向位移,通过能量变分原理得到悬臂箱梁的剪力滞基本微分方程,再利用有限差分法进行求解,将该方法用于分析纵向预应力等效荷载作用下的悬臂箱梁剪力滞效应.运用ANSYS有限元软件建立模型,采用Solid 95单元模拟箱梁,采用Link8单元模拟预应力钢束,分析在纵向预应力作用下箱梁剪滞系数分布规律并与差分法求解的结果进行对比.经过对比,验证了差分法求解纵向预应力等效荷载作用下箱梁剪滞效应的可行性,同时分析了纵向预应力对箱梁剪滞效应的影响.

  1. Analysis and Study of Force Conditions of Group Shear Studs of Long Span Steel and Concrete Composite Girder Bridge%大跨度钢—混组合梁桥剪力群钉受力分析研究

    赵建; 郑舟军

    2013-01-01

    组合梁仿真分析时将多个剪力钉简化成一个等效剪力群钉进行模拟,不能准确得到每个剪力钉的受力情况.为解决此问题,根据实桥集束式剪力钉布置方式制作剪力群钉推出试件,并进行推出试验,得知群钉中最不利的单个剪力钉承担了32%~37%的总剪力(平均值仅为25%);由大跨度组合箱梁整体模型计算得到剪力群钉受力均值、钢-混凝土相对位移及钢梁与混凝土桥面板的受力状况;根据剪力群钉荷载分配比例对组合梁整体计算得到的剪力钉计算结果进行修正.结果表明,将剪力群钉受力均值换算得到剪力钉受力极值的方法,可实现对大跨度组合梁及其剪力钉的精确仿真分析.%When the simulation analysis of a composite girder is made,the way of simplifying the multiple shear studs of the girder into the equivalent group shear studs can not exactly acquire the force condition of each stud.To solve the problem,the push-out specimen of the group shear studs was fabricated according to the clustering layout of the shear studs of the practical bridge,the push out test for the specimen was carried out and it was consequently known that the single stud in the group shear studs under the worst force condition sustained 32%~37% of the total shear force (while the average value was 25% only).From the calculation of the integral model of the long span composite box girder,the force average values of the group shear studs,the relative displacement of the steel and concrete and the force conditions of the steel girder and concrete deck slabs were acquired and with reference to the load distribution ratios of the group shear studs,the calculation results of the shear studs were modified.The results of the calculation and modification demonstrate that by way of converting from the force average values of the group shear studs to the force ultimate values of the shear studs,the accurate simulation analysis of

  2. Strain-Based Evaluation of a Steel Through-Girder Railroad Bridge

    Andrew N. Daumueller

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In the state of New Mexico (USA, passenger rail began in 2008 between Belen and Santa Fe on the Rail Runner, following the acquisition of about 100 miles of existing rail and related infrastructure. Many of the bridges on this route are over 100 years old and contain fatigue prone details. This study focuses on a steel through-girder bridge along this corridor. To accurately evaluate these structures for load carrying capacity and fatigue, an accurate analytical model is required. Accordingly, four models were developed to study the sensitivity of a bridge in New Mexico to floor-system connection fixity and the ballast. A diagnostic load test was also performed to evaluate the accuracy of the finite-element models at locations of maximum moments. Comparisons between the simulated and measured bridge response were made based on strain profiles, peak strains, and Palmgren-Miner’s sums. It was found that the models including the ballast were most accurate. In most cases, the pinned ended models were closer to the measured strains. The floor beams and girders were relatively insensitive to the ballast and end conditions of the floor-system members, whereas the stringers were sensitive to the modeling of the ballast.

  3. Coupled Vibration of Long-Span Railway Curved Girder Bridges and Vehicles

    Shan Deshan; Li Qiao

    2005-01-01

    The structure of a long curved girder bridge is represented with a three-dimensional curved finite element model. Each 4-axle vehicle is modeled by a dynamic system of 35 degrees of freedom. The random irregularities of the track are generated from a power spectral density function under the given track condition. The dynamic interaction between the bridge and train is realized through the contact forces between the wheels and track. Then based on these models, the coupled equations of motion are solved by applying the time-integration and iteration techniques to the coupled system. The proposed formulation and the associated computer program are then applied to a real curved girder bridge. The dynamic responses of the bridge-vehicle system and the derailments and offload factors related to the riding and running safeties of vehicles are computed. The results show that the formulation presented in this paper can well predict dynamic behaviors of both bridge and train with reasonable computation efforts.

  4. Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Composite Girder Cable-Stayed Bridge with Three Pylons during Construction

    Xiaoguang Deng

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the nonlinear stability analysis method, the 3D nonlinear finite element model of a composite girder cable-stayed bridge with three pylons is established to research the effect of factors including geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, static wind load, and unbalanced construction load on the structural stability during construction. Besides, the structural nonlinear stability in different construction schemes and the determination of temporary pier position are also studied. The nonlinear stability safety factors are calculated to demonstrate the rationality and safety of construction schemes. The results show that the nonlinear stability safety factors of this bridge during construction meet the design requirement and the minimum value occurs in the maximum double cantilever stage. Besides, the nonlinear stability of the structure in the side of edge-pylon meets the design requirement in the two construction schemes. Furthermore, the temporary pier can improve the structure stability, effectively, and the actual position is reasonable. In addition, the local buckling of steel girder occurs earlier than overall instability under load in some cable tension stages. Finally, static wind load and the unbalanced construction load should be considered in the stability analysis for the adverse impact.

  5. A Cyber-Physical System for Girder Hoisting Monitoring Based on Smartphones.

    Han, Ruicong; Zhao, Xuefeng; Yu, Yan; Guan, Quanhua; Hu, Weitong; Li, Mingchu

    2016-01-01

    Offshore design and construction is much more difficult than land-based design and construction, particularly due to hoisting operations. Real-time monitoring of the orientation and movement of a hoisted structure is thus required for operators' safety. In recent years, rapid development of the smart-phone commercial market has offered the possibility that everyone can carry a mini personal computer that is integrated with sensors, an operating system and communication system that can act as an effective aid for cyber-physical systems (CPS) research. In this paper, a CPS for hoisting monitoring using smartphones was proposed, including a phone collector, a controller and a server. This system uses smartphones equipped with internal sensors to obtain girder movement information, which will be uploaded to a server, then returned to controller users. An alarming system will be provided on the controller phone once the returned data exceeds a threshold. The proposed monitoring system is used to monitor the movement and orientation of a girder during hoisting on a cross-sea bridge in real time. The results show the convenience and feasibility of the proposed system. PMID:27399710

  6. A Cyber-Physical System for Girder Hoisting Monitoring Based on Smartphones

    Han, Ruicong; Zhao, Xuefeng; Yu, Yan; Guan, Quanhua; Hu, Weitong; Li, Mingchu

    2016-01-01

    Offshore design and construction is much more difficult than land-based design and construction, particularly due to hoisting operations. Real-time monitoring of the orientation and movement of a hoisted structure is thus required for operators’ safety. In recent years, rapid development of the smart-phone commercial market has offered the possibility that everyone can carry a mini personal computer that is integrated with sensors, an operating system and communication system that can act as an effective aid for cyber-physical systems (CPS) research. In this paper, a CPS for hoisting monitoring using smartphones was proposed, including a phone collector, a controller and a server. This system uses smartphones equipped with internal sensors to obtain girder movement information, which will be uploaded to a server, then returned to controller users. An alarming system will be provided on the controller phone once the returned data exceeds a threshold. The proposed monitoring system is used to monitor the movement and orientation of a girder during hoisting on a cross-sea bridge in real time. The results show the convenience and feasibility of the proposed system. PMID:27399710

  7. A Cyber-Physical System for Girder Hoisting Monitoring Based on Smartphones

    Ruicong Han

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Offshore design and construction is much more difficult than land-based design and construction, particularly due to hoisting operations. Real-time monitoring of the orientation and movement of a hoisted structure is thus required for operators’ safety. In recent years, rapid development of the smart-phone commercial market has offered the possibility that everyone can carry a mini personal computer that is integrated with sensors, an operating system and communication system that can act as an effective aid for cyber-physical systems (CPS research. In this paper, a CPS for hoisting monitoring using smartphones was proposed, including a phone collector, a controller and a server. This system uses smartphones equipped with internal sensors to obtain girder movement information, which will be uploaded to a server, then returned to controller users. An alarming system will be provided on the controller phone once the returned data exceeds a threshold. The proposed monitoring system is used to monitor the movement and orientation of a girder during hoisting on a cross-sea bridge in real time. The results show the convenience and feasibility of the proposed system.

  8. The BOXES Methodology Black Box Dynamic Control

    Russell, David W

    2012-01-01

    Robust control mechanisms customarily require knowledge of the system’s describing equations which may be of the high order differential type.  In order to produce these equations, mathematical models can often be derived and correlated with measured dynamic behavior.  There are two flaws in this approach one is the level of inexactness introduced by linearizations and the other when no model is apparent.  Several years ago a new genre of control systems came to light that are much less dependent on differential models such as fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms. Both of these soft computing solutions require quite considerable a priori system knowledge to create a control scheme and sometimes complicated training program before they can be implemented in a real world dynamic system. Michie and Chambers’ BOXES methodology created a black box system that was designed to control a mechanically unstable system with very little a priori system knowledge, linearization or approximation.  All the method need...

  9. Effect of nonlinearity of restrainer and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge

    Wang Changfeng

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available During an earthquake, the nonlinearity of the bridge structure mainly occurs at the supports, bridge piers and restrainers. When entering nonlinear stage, members of the bridge structure affect the elasto-plastic seismic response of the whole structure to a certain extent; for multi-span continuous bridges, longitudinal restrainers can be installed on the movable piers to optimise the distribution of seismic force and enable the movable piers to bear a certain amount of seismic effect. In order to evaluate the effect of nonlinearity of restrainer and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge, analytical models of continuous girder bridge structure considering the nonlinearity of movable supports, restrainers and bridge piers were built and the nonlinear time history analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of nonlinearity of restraining devices and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge. Relevant structural measures and recommendation were made to reduce the seismic response of the fixed piers of the continuous girder bridge.

  10. Opto-Box

    Bertsche, David; The ATLAS collaboration; Welch, Steven; Smith, Dale Shane; Che, Siinn; Gan, K.K.; Boyd, George Russell Jr

    2015-01-01

    The opto-box is a custom mini-crate for housing optical modules, which process and transfer optoelectronic data. The system tightly integrates electrical, mechanical, and thermal functionality into a small package of size 35x10x8 cm^3. Special attention was given to ensure proper shielding, grounding, cooling, high reliability, and environmental tolerance. The custom modules, which incorporate Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), were developed through a cycle of rigorous testing and redesign. In total, fourteen opto-boxes have been installed and loaded with modules on the ATLAS detector. They are currently in operation as part of the LHC run 2 data read-out chain.

  11. Design Analysis on Steel-Concrete Transition Section of Main Girder of Shangdi Bridge on Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway%京新上地桥主梁钢-混过渡段的设计分析

    徐升桥; 刘永锋

    2013-01-01

    京新上地桥的曲线混凝土主梁采用单点顸推法施工,顶推总重250 000 kN,顶推距离213 m,顶推过程最大悬臂长度63 m.钢导梁预埋于主梁前端,通过剪力连接件和混凝土箱梁连接成整体,以传递顶推过程中的弯矩和剪力.对钢-混凝土过渡段顶、底、腹板的连接件受力性能进行设计分析,并建立实体模型详细分析最不利工况下关键部位的局部应力,结果表明界面连接可靠,钢-混凝土过渡段变形协调、应力分布均匀,设计合理.%Single-point incremental launching method is employed to construct the curved concrete main girder of Shangdi Bridge on Beijing - Xinjiang Expressway. During the incremental launching construction, the total launching weight, distance and maximum cantilever length is respectively 25 000 t, 213 m and 63 m. In order to transfer bending moment and shear force, the steel launching nose is pre-embedded in the front end of the concrete main girder, and is integrally connected with the concrete box girder by shear connectors. For the steel-concrete transition section; mechanical performance of connectors at the top, bottom and web slabs are analyzed firstly; and then, local stress at key positions under the most unfavorable conditions are precisely analyzed by means of solid model. The analysis results show that: connection of the interface is reliable, deformation of the steel-concrete transition section is compatible, and stress distribution is uniform, which indicate that the design is reasonable.

  12. Teaching with Box Tops.

    Raiser, Lynne; D'Zamko, Mary Elizabeth

    1984-01-01

    Using environmental materials (such as the phone book and placemats from fast food restaurants) can be a motivating way to teach learning disabled students skills and concepts, as shown in an approach to reading, math, science and nutrition, and social studies instruction using a JELL-O brand gelatin box. (CL)

  13. Hydrophobic, Porous Battery Boxes

    Bragg, Bobby J.; Casey, John E., Jr.

    1995-01-01

    Boxes made of porous, hydrophobic polymers developed to contain aqueous potassium hydroxide electrolyte solutions of zinc/air batteries while allowing air to diffuse in as needed for operation. Used on other types of batteries for in-cabin use in which electrolytes aqueous and from which gases generated during operation must be vented without allowing electrolytes to leak out.

  14. Glove box posting system

    A system for posting objects into closed containers, such as glove boxes, is described in which the bag used, preferably made of plastic, does not have to be fitted and sealed by the operator during each posting operation. (U.K.)

  15. Cereal Box Totems.

    Jones, AnnMarie

    2002-01-01

    Presents a multicultural project used with fourth-grade students in which they created a three-dimensional totem pole using leftover cereal boxes. Discusses in detail how to create the totem pole. Explains that students learned about Northwest American Indians in class. (CMK)

  16. PHOTOCHEMICAL BOX MODEL (PBM)

    This magnetic tape contains the FORTRAN source code, sample input data, and sample output data for the Photochemical Box Model (PBM). The PBM is a simple stationary single-cell model with a variable height lid designed to provide volume-integrated hour averages of O3 and other ph...

  17. Evaluation of the Structure Stability of a Plate Girder Bridge Using MIDAS Structure Analysis

    Kim, Eui Soo; Kim, Jong Hyuk [National Forensic Service, Wonju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-04-15

    Recently, as a means of resolving the issue of legal liability in the event of an accident or a disaster, a wide variety of simulation techniques, such as structural and structure-fluid interaction analysis, have been used in the field of forensic engineering. The plate girder bridge discussed in this paper was being constructed between a pier and an abutment to expand an existing bridge, but an accident whereby the bridge overturned occurred at the end of the concrete laying process for a protective wall. This accident was caused by additional loads not being considered at the time of the design as well as the actual construction being different from the design. The additional loads ultimately generated a negative support force. In this study, we determined the cause of the accident by comparing the structural stability of the original design with that of the additional, non-conforming construction using MIDAS structural analysis.

  18. Prediction of Fatigue Life of a Continuous Bridge Girder Based on Vehicle Induced Stress History

    V.G. Rao

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The fatigue damage assessment of bridge components by conducting a full scale fatigue testing is often prohibitive. A need, therefore, exists to estimate the fatigue damage in bridge components by a simulation of bridge-vehicle interaction dynamics due to the action of the actual traffic. In the present paper, a systematic method has been outlined to find the fatigue damage in the continuous bridge girder based on stress range frequency histogram and fatigue strength parameters of the bridge materials. Vehicle induced time history of maximum flexural stresses has been obtained by Monte Carlo simulation process and utilized to develop the stress range frequency histogram taking into consideration of the annual traffic volume. The linear damage accumulation theory is then applied to calculate cumulative damage index and fatigue life of the bridge. Effect of the bridge span, pavement condition, increase of vehicle operating speed, weight and suspension characteristics on fatigue life of the bridge have been examined.

  19. Determination of stability of steel girder structures of large surface mining equipment - calculation of the operating strength factor according to the first revision of TGL 13472

    Roessiger, R.

    1987-01-01

    The TGL 13472 industrial standard calculation method is explained for steel girder stability and fatigue with the example of a bucket wheel excavator boom. The excavator operates in block mining with the bucket wheel boom slewing 90 degrees. Bucket wheel cutting and girder load forces are determined by a computer program. Their values are listed. Equations for maximum load fatigue and operating strength factor are given along with stability results. Time required for calculations is regarded as reasonable. 4 refs.

  20. Decommissioning a small glove box

    An account is given of dismantling a fuel fabrication glove box using simple tooling. The fissile content of the box was first measured by several non-destructive techniques. After cleaning, the box was dismantled using hand tools and finally packed for disposal. A record of operator radiation doses, the time taken for each stage of the operation and packing information is given. (author)

  1. Opto-Box

    Bertsche, David; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    The opto-box is a custom mini-crate for housing optical modules, which process and transfer optoelectronic data. Many novel solutions were developed for the custom design and manufacturing. The system tightly integrates electrical, mechanical, and thermal functionality into a small package of size 35x10x8 cm$^{3}$. Special attention was given to ensure proper shielding, grounding, cooling, high reliability, and environmental tolerance. The custom modules, which incorporate Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), were developed through a cycle of rigorous testing and redesign. In total, fourteen opto-boxes have been installed and loaded with modules on the ATLAS detector. They are currently in operation as part of the LHC run 2 data read-out chain.

  2. The Box Method

    Nielsen, Peter Vilhelm

    The velocity level in a room ventilated by jet ventilation is strongly influenced by the supply conditions. The momentum flow in the supply jets controls the air movement in the room and, therefore, it is very important that the inlet conditions and the numerical method can generate a satisfactor...... description of this momentum flow. The Box Method is a practical method for the description of an Air Terminal Device which will save grid points and ensure the right level of the momentum flow....

  3. Learning with box kernels.

    Melacci, Stefano; Gori, Marco

    2013-11-01

    Supervised examples and prior knowledge on regions of the input space have been profitably integrated in kernel machines to improve the performance of classifiers in different real-world contexts. The proposed solutions, which rely on the unified supervision of points and sets, have been mostly based on specific optimization schemes in which, as usual, the kernel function operates on points only. In this paper, arguments from variational calculus are used to support the choice of a special class of kernels, referred to as box kernels, which emerges directly from the choice of the kernel function associated with a regularization operator. It is proven that there is no need to search for kernels to incorporate the structure deriving from the supervision of regions of the input space, because the optimal kernel arises as a consequence of the chosen regularization operator. Although most of the given results hold for sets, we focus attention on boxes, whose labeling is associated with their propositional description. Based on different assumptions, some representer theorems are given that dictate the structure of the solution in terms of box kernel expansion. Successful results are given for problems of medical diagnosis, image, and text categorization. PMID:24051728

  4. Linear structural stress analysis of a hull girder penetration and a short longitudinal bulkhead using finite element modeling.

    Baumann, Gregg W.

    1997-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. The objective of this study is to investigate structural shadow zones encountered in shipbuilding design using the I-DEAS (Integrated Design Engineering Analysis Software) software. The term 'shadow zone' refers to areas of low stress concentrations that are caused by lines of stress bending around structural discontinuities. Two ship design situations frequently encountered that result in shadow zones are hull girder penetrations and sh...

  5. The possibility of making web tolerance less stringent as prerequisite for achieving economic-fabrication steel girders

    Škaloud, Miroslav; Melcher, J.; Kala, J.; Kala, Z.

    Lisabon : Rolo & Filhos, Indústrias Gráficas, S.A, 2009 - (Ambrósio, J.; Silva, M.), s. 645-646 ISBN 978-989-96264-2-3. [ESMC2009. Lisabom (PT), 07.09.2009-11.09.2009] Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/0275 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : economic-fabrication steel girders * web initial curvature * straightening Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  6. Performances of super-long span prestressed cable-stayed bridge with CFRP cables and RPC girder

    Fang Zhi; Fan Fenghong; Ren Liang

    2013-01-01

    To discuss the applicability of advanced composite carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and ultra-high performance concrete reactive powder concrete (RPC) in super-long span cable-stayed bridges , taking a 1 008 m cable-stayed bridge with steel girders and steel cables as an example,a new cable-stayed bridge in the same span with RPC girders and CFRP cables was designed,in which the cable’s cross section was determined by the principle of equivalent cable capacity and the girder’s cross section was determined in virtual of its stiffness, shear capacity and local stability. Based on the methods of finite element analysis,the comparative analysis of these two cable-stayed bridge schemes about static performances,dynamic performances,stability and wind resis-tance behavior were carried out. The results showed that it was feasible to form a highly efficient,durable concrete cable-stayed bridge with RPC girders and CFRP cables and made its applicable span range expand to 1 000 m long around.

  7. Optimizationd sign fo erhead raveling rane's box irder%桥式起重机箱形梁的优化设计

    田国富; 孙书慧; 程艳辉

    2000-01-01

    箱形梁桥式起重机是起重机械的一种类型,广泛应用于各厂矿企业。其主要承载结构箱形梁的重量占整机重量的比重最大,为提高整机性能,降低能耗,在对整机受力分析基础上,建立了优化模型,并应用其进行了具体优化设计。%The welded box girder of overhead traveling crane is one kind of cranes used in general plants.The welded box girder is the major loaded part and its weight takes the major part of the machine’s total weight.In order to improve the capacity of the cranes, a kind of optimization model based on the analyzing of loading condition and a optimization design according to it is done.

  8. Projection optics box

    Hale, Layton C.; Malsbury, Terry; Hudyma, Russell M.; Parker, John M.

    2000-01-01

    A projection optics box or assembly for use in an optical assembly, such as in an extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) system using 10-14 nm soft x-ray photons. The projection optics box utilizes a plurality of highly reflective optics or mirrors, each mounted on a precision actuator, and which reflects an optical image, such as from a mask, in the EUVL system onto a point of use, such as a target or silicon wafer, the mask, for example, receiving an optical signal from a source assembly, such as a developed from laser system, via a series of highly reflective mirrors of the EUVL system. The plurality of highly reflective optics or mirrors are mounted in a housing assembly comprised of a series of bulkheads having wall members secured together to form a unit construction of maximum rigidity. Due to the precision actuators, the mirrors must be positioned precisely and remotely in tip, tilt, and piston (three degrees of freedom), while also providing exact constraint.

  9. Glove-box filters

    Description is given of a device for simply and rapidly assembling and dissassembling the filters used inside sealed enclosures, such as glove-boxes and shielded cells equipped with nippers or manipulators, said filters being of the type comprising a cylindrical casing containing a filtering member, the upper portion of said casing being open so as to allow the gases to be cleaned to flow in, whereas the casing bottom is centrally provided with a hole extended outwardly by a threaded collar on which is screwed a connecting-sleeve to be fixed to the mouth of a gas outlet pipe. To a yoke transverse bar is welded a pin which can be likened to a bent spring-blade, one arm of which welded to said transverse bar, is rectilinear whereas its other arm is provided with a boss cooperating with a cavity made in a protrusion of said pipe, right under the mouth thereof

  10. ACSYS in a box

    Briegel, C; Hendricks, B; King, C; Lackey, S; Neswold, R; Nicklaus, D; Patrick, J; Petrov, A; Rechenmacher, R; Schumann, C; Smedinghoff, J

    2012-01-01

    The Accelerator Control System at Fermilab has evolved to enable this relatively large control system to be encapsulated into a "box" such as a laptop. The goal was to provide a platform isolated from the "online" control system. This platform can be used internally for making major upgrades and modifications without impacting operations. It also provides a standalone environment for research and development including a turnkey control system for collaborators. Over time, the code base running on Scientific Linux has enabled all the salient features of the Fermilab's control system to be captured in an off-the-shelf laptop. The anticipated additional benefits of packaging the system include improved maintenance, reliability, documentation, and future enhancements.

  11. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MODELS OF RAILWAY LOADS C14 AND LM71 FOR GIRDER BRIDGES

    V. Artomov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The article analyzes the railway load LM71 for the purpose of its application in national design projects of the railway girder bridges. Purpose of the article is harmonization of national design codes of enginnering structures with the European standards (Eurocodes. Methodology. Analytical calculation methods (influence lines, the matrix analysis and computer programming are used in the article. Findings. Deflected mode parameters of the railway bridges under the influence of loads C14 and LM71 have certain differences. The extent of these differences depends on length, material of drift structures and also on dynamic coefficients. These dependences should be considered in national design codes and in harmonized with Eurocodes standards. In the further researches relationships between load C14 and models SW, HSLM taking into account various dynamic effects and trains speedis planned to determine. Originality. The presented results, in particular deflected mode parameters (including loads with dynamic coefficients, obtained for the first time. Practical value. Results of research are used in National Annex to the National Standard of Ukraine NSTU-N B EN 1991-2:2010. Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. Part 2. Traffic loads on bridges (EN 1991-2:2003.

  12. Case Study Evaluation of Steel Girder of Bridge Replacement by GFRP

    Parinaz Arashnia

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, because of the steel desired tensile, compressive strength, and light weight especially in the large spans, it has been widely popular in the bridge construction. On the other hand, there are some disadvantages including corrosion, buckling and weaknesses in the higher temperatures, and unsuitable weld which would be resolved using Fibres Reinforced Polymer (FRP profiles. The FRP is a remarkable class of composite polymers that can improve structural elements behaviours like as resistance against corrosion, fire, electricity, and magnetic fields. In this paper, composite GFRP & UHF beams along with the behaviour of I-shaped beam were studied and discussed under the point loads using numerical models, results were compared and verified with the experimental tests whereas two different beams were modelled and verified under static progressive loading performed with ABAQUS as an FEM base software. Finally, Moddares-Haqqani that is a steel girder bridge has been modeled by SAP software and maximum displacement has been determined. Then 4 GFRP beams modeled by ABAQUS software and best section has been determined. Beams are under dead and live loading. Purposes of this paper are evaluating of use of GFRP materials as a basic material in construction process and compare this operation with steel. Results shown that because of lower modulus of elasticity in GFRP compare with steel, displacement has increase in GFRP beams and hence beams dimension must be increase to limit displacement.

  13. Real-time damage monitoring scheme in PSC girder bridge using output-only acceleration data

    Kim, Jeong-Tae; Park, Jae-Hyung; Do, Han-Sung; Lee, Jung-Mi

    2007-04-01

    Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been increasingly utilized for structural health monitoring (SHM) due to the advantage that it needs only a few training data to detect damage in structures. In this study, a new damage monitoring method using a set of parallel ANNs and acceleration signals is developed for alarming locations of damage in PSC girder bridges. First, theoretical backgrounds are described. The problem addressed in this paper is defined as the stochastic process. In addition, a parallel ANN-algorithm using output-only acceleration responses is newly designed for damage detection in real time. The cross-covariance of two acceleration-signals measured at two different locations is selected as the feature representing the structural condition. Neural networks are trained for potential loading patterns and damage scenarios of the target structure for which its actual loadings are unknown. The feasibility of the proposed method is evaluated from numerical model tests on PSC beams for which accelerations were acquired before and after several damage cases.

  14. A Damage Prognosis Method of Girder Structures Based on Wavelet Neural Networks

    Rumian Zhong

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the basic theory of wavelet neural networks and finite element model updating method, a basic framework of damage prognosis method is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a damaged I-steel beam model testing is used to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed damage prognosis method. The results show that the predicted results of the damage prognosis method and the measured results are very well consistent, and the maximum error is less than 5%. Furthermore, Xinyihe Bridge in the Beijing-Shanghai Highway is selected as the engineering background, and the damage prognosis is conducted based on the data from the structural health monitoring system. The results show that the traffic volume will increase and seasonal differences will decrease in the next year and a half. The displacement has a slight increase and seasonal characters in the critical section of mid span, but the strain will increase distinctly. The analysis results indicate that the proposed method can be applied to the damage prognosis of girder bridge structures and has the potential for the bridge health monitoring and safety prognosis.

  15. Cardboard Boxes: Learning Concepts Galore!

    Warner, Laverne; Wilmoth, Linda

    2007-01-01

    Mrs. Keenan, a preschool teacher, observed her 3-year-old granddaughter Riley pull, tug, and stack piles of holiday boxes on the floor. She remembered that her child care director had suggested using boxes as a curriculum theme, but she hadn't given much thought about the idea until now. She said to herself, "I wonder if my children would be as…

  16. Students' approaches to mathematical tasks using software as a black-box, glass-box or open-box

    Hosein, Anesa

    2009-01-01

    Three mathematical software modes are investigated in this thesis: black-box software showing no mathematical steps; glass-box software showing the intermediate mathematical steps; and open-box software showing and allowing interaction at the intermediate mathematical steps. The glass-box and open-box software modes are often recommended over the black-box software to help understanding but there is limited research comparing all three. This research investigated students' performance and the...

  17. Method of positioning channel box

    Upon measuring the dimension of a channel box by disposing ultrasonic sensors to the uppermost portion of a measuring device main body, the deviation of the channel box from the center of the device main body is detected by measuring the distance betwen the sensors at the uppermost portion of the device main body and the lower end of the channel box for four surfaces simultaneously. The direction and the distance for moving the channel box to the center of the device main body are calculated based on the results to feedback tham for the operation of a fuel exchanger, thereby positioning the channel box upon insertion to the device main body. That is, a fuel assembly loaded with the channel box is gradually brought down being suspended from a crane and the position of the channel box is recognized by the ultrasonic sensors, thereafter, the position of the center is corrected and it is brought down again and the outer dimension is measured. Accurate positioning in a short periodof time is enabled and operator's burden can be mitigated to prevent the danger of indury. (N.H.)

  18. Microclimate boxes for panel paintings

    Wadum, Jørgen

    The use of microclimate boxes to protect vulnerable panel paintings is, therefore, not a new phenomenon of the past two or three decades. Rather, it has been a concern for conservators and curators to protect these objects of art at home and in transit since the end of the nineteenth century. The...... increased number of travelling exhibitions in recent years has heightened the need to protect paintings during circulation (Thomson 1961; Mecklenburg 1991). The use and design of microclimate boxes have been evolving since 1892. These boxes may be divided into three broad groups: those using an active...

  19. Two-dimensional box plot

    Phattrawan Tongkumchum

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we propose a two-dimensional box plot, a simple bivariate extension of the box plot and the scatter plot. This plot comprises a pair of trapeziums oriented in the direction of a fitted straight line, with symbols denoting extreme values. The choice for the fitted straight resistant line showing the relationship between the two variables is Tukey’s resistance line. The main components of the plot are an inner box containing 50% of the projection points of the observations on the ...

  20. The behaviour and design of the webs of economic-fabrication steel girders used in composite construction

    Škaloud, Miroslav; Zörnerová, Marie

    Singapore : Research publishing services, 2009 - (Lam, D.), s. 166-171 ISBN 978-981-08-3068-7. [Steel concrete composite and hybrid structures. Leeds (GB), 08.07.2009-10.07.2009] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/06/0064; GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA200710603 Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/0275; GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/1677 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : economic-fabrication steel girders * buckling * fatigue Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  1. GPR signal analysis of post-tensioned prestressed concrete girder defects

    The accurate inspection of the duct condition in post-tensioned prestressed concrete (PPC) is an essential part of GPR concrete inspection. The purpose is to inspect the grouting condition of the ducts where the strands are located, to find out if there is a void in the ducts, and if any water exists. In order to investigate the radar image characteristics of different PPC duct defects, a number of model girders were manufactured. Three major ducts are included in our study: (1) well grouted and no void (normal condition); (2) the duct is half filled, and the void is filled by water or air; and (3) the duct is not filled at all, and the duct is water or air filled. The data corresponding to seven different situations are acquired and processed. It is found that the radar can detect the first interface in the duct, and the detailed structure inside the duct cannot be ‘seen’ from the images directly. Characteristic curves greatly help the interpretation. A completely void duct is the easiest to differentiate from the others. The signature for this situation is characterized by a strong and clear reflection interface which becomes weaker as the void is water filled. The normal condition shows the weakest reflection interface. As for the half void situation, the front scan shows a similar result to the normal condition whether it is water or air filled, and the back scan shows similar features to the completely void situation. The experiment and analysis is helpful and instructive for practical engineering inspection. (paper)

  2. Myiasis in two box turtles.

    Gould, W J; Georgi, M E

    1991-10-15

    Two eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) were treated for myiasis caused by Sarcophaga cistudinis. The tortoises were examined because of swellings of the proximal cervical regions. Both fully recovered following surgical removal of multiple larvae. PMID:1748614

  3. 佛陈大桥(扩建)连续钢箱梁设计%Design of Continuous Steel-box Girder in Fochen Extension Bridge

    郑楷柱; 何海; 梁立农; 饶瑞

    2015-01-01

    变截面连续钢箱梁在国内应用方兴未艾,对其研究和成熟工程案例相对较少.本文从佛陈大桥(扩建)连续钢箱梁的结构、防腐、铺装、架设等方面进行深入研究并精心设计,使其很好地结合了桥位所处的环境,满足了施工工期的要求.

  4. 箱梁极限承载力破坏仿真分析%Simulation Analysis of Failure of Box Girder Under Ultimate Bearing Capacity

    尹冠生; 刘晓伟; 张小慧

    2013-01-01

    以J-H-C作为混凝土材料模型,以PLASTIC-KINEMATIC作为钢筋材料模型,用数值模拟箱梁在极限承载力下的破坏.实践证明,这两种材料模型能够较好地模拟箱梁在极限承载力下的破坏.

  5. Optimal Design for UHPC Continuous Box Girder Bridge with 400 m Main Span%主跨400 m的UHPC连续梁桥优化设计

    刘勇; 邵旭东; 詹豪

    2014-01-01

    利用超高性能混凝土(UHPC)的优越性能,提出了与之相适应的新型箱梁结构,目的是利用材料的高强度及新结构的轻型化,解决常规混凝土连续箱梁桥易开裂、下挠和自重过大、跨径难以突破300 m的难题.在原有工作的基础上,对主跨400m的UHPC连续箱梁桥进行了整体性能分析及优化设计,优化内容包括桥梁边跨长度、梁高、板厚等主要参数,以得到其合适的取值范围,根据优化结果建议:边跨与主跨跨径比范围为0.55 ~0.65;中支点梁高与主跨跨径比范围为1/20 ~ 1/25;跨中梁高与支点梁高比范围为1/1.8~1/2.3.整体性能分析结果表明:运用UHPC及新结构,能轻松实现连续梁桥400 m跨径的突破,并具有较大的整体刚度及安全储备.综合考虑长期社会经济效益,在主跨跨径300 ~ 500 m范围内,该新型结构可与斜拉桥、悬索桥等其他桥型形成强有力的竞争选型方案.

  6. 福州市螺洲大桥主桥钢箱梁顶推施工技术%Fuzhou Beaufort Bridge Pushing steel box girder construction technology

    黄强

    2011-01-01

    Bridge project with Fuzhou Beaufort introduced Pushing walker pan features and construction techniques of process equipment,and the use of centralized control system.At the same time according to the actual situation of this project,analysis of the top platform and push the design of temporary buttress will not rationality and economy.%结合福州市螺洲大桥工程介绍步履式平移顶推施工技术的特点和工艺设备,以及采用的集中控制系统。同时根据本工程实际情况,分析顶推平台与临时支墩的布置与设计的合理性以及经济性。

  7. Numerical analysis of dynamic response of vehicle–bridge coupled system on long-span continuous girder bridge

    Lipeng An

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available To systematically study the vehicle–bridge coupled dynamic response and its change rule with different parameters, a vehicle model with seven degrees of freedom was built and the total potential energy of vehicle space vibration system was deduced. Considering the stimulation of road roughness, the dynamic response equation of vehicle–bridge coupled system was established in accordance with the elastic system principle of total potential energy with stationary value and the “set-in-right-position” rule. On the basis of the self-compiled Fortran program and bridge engineering, the dynamic response of long-span continuous girder bridge under vehicle load was studied. This study also included the calculation of vehicle impact coefficient, evaluation of vibration comfort, and analysis of dynamic response parameters. Results show the impact coefficient changes with lane number and is larger than the value calculated by the “general code for design of highway bridges and culverts (China”. The Dieckmann index of bridge vibration is also related to lane number, and the vibration comfort evaluation is good in normal conditions. The relevant conclusions from parametric analyses have practical significance to dynamic design and daily operation of long-span continuous girder bridges in expressways. Safety and comfort are expected to improve significantly with further control of the vibration of vehicle–bridge system.

  8. Thinking Outside the Box

    The World Nuclear Transport Institute was formed to fill a need to provide a dedicated vehicle for the radioactive transport and packaging industry sectors worldwide, to exchange information and ideas, all with a view to working toward consolidated industry positions on the key issues affecting safe, efficient and reliable transport. WNTI was also intended to be a strong voice for industry in those international and national bodies where deliberations on such transport safety issues take place. The very fact that companies, sometimes in competition with each other, were prepared to come together in this way, reflects two important points: firstly, it represents an acknowledgement on industry's part that safe, effective and reliable transport is the sine qua non, the absolute essential. And second, it is a recognition that it is enhanced to the extent that industry is able to collaborate to this end. This is thinking outside the box. Another important attribute of safety is 'stability'. Everyone likes to know where he or she stands. The radioactive materials packaging and transport industry thrives within a stable regulatory framework for safety. For a stable regulatory regime allows operators to be properly trained; it allows operators to become familiar with safety requirements, and to be at ease with them. Stability is conducive to safety and efficiency. Stability is good for business too - for stability in package and transport requirements allows sufficient time for a fair return on investment in expensive package design, manufacture, licensing and use over time. Stability should not, however, be opposed to creativity. From experience we can develop new thinking to improve efficiency as illustrated in examples of work related to the packaging and transport of Uranium Concentrates for instance.. Another example is work within WNTI on the thermal test requirements for the packaging of uranium hexafluoride. The robustness of packages is based on the risk factors

  9. Comparison of black-box, glass-box and open-box software for aiding conceptual understanding

    Hosein, Anesa; Aczel, James; Clow, Doug; Richardson, John T. E.

    2008-01-01

    Three mathematical software types: black-box (no steps shown), glass-box (steps shown) and open-box (interactive steps) were used by 32 students to solve conceptual and procedural tasks on the computer via remote observation. Comparison of the three software types suggests that there is no difference in the scores that students receive for conceptual understanding tasks. Students using the black-box are more likely to explore answers than students using the glass and open-box software.

  10. Plate forming and break down pizza box

    Pantisano, Frank; Devine, Scott M.

    1992-01-01

    A standard corrugated paper pizza box is provided with slit cuts cut through the top panel of the pizza box in a shape to form four circular serving plates with a beveled raised edge and cross slit cuts through the bottom panel of the pizza box separating the box into four essentially equal portions for easy disposal.

  11. First-aid boxes - Reminder

    GS Department

    2010-01-01

    With a view to ensuring optimum use of the first-aid boxes on the CERN site, we should like to remind you of various changes introduced in March 2009: The TSO of the buildings concerned is responsible for the first-aid boxes, including checking their contents.   First-aid boxes may be restocked ONLY at the CERN stores (SCEM No. 54.99.80). This is no longer possible at the Infirmary. The associated cost is charged to the Departments.   First-aid boxes should be used only for mild injuries. All other cases should be referred to the Medical Service Infirmary (Bldg. 57 – ground-floor, tel. 73802) between 8.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. or to the Fire and Rescue Service (tel. 74444). N.B.: This information does not apply to the red emergency first-aid boxes in the underground areas or to the emergency kits for use in the event of being splashed with hydrofluoric acid.

  12. Asymptotic Symmetries from finite boxes

    Andrade, Tomas

    2015-01-01

    It is natural to regulate an infinite-sized system by imposing a boundary condition at finite distance, placing the system in a "box." This breaks symmetries, though the breaking is small when the box is large. One should thus be able to obtain the asymptotic symmetries of the infinite system by studying regulated systems. We provide concrete examples in the context of Einstein-Hilbert gravity (with negative or zero cosmological constant) by showing in 4 or more dimensions how the Anti-de Sitter and Poincar\\'e asymptotic symmetries can be extracted from gravity in a spherical box with Dirichlet boundary conditions. In 2+1 dimensions we obtain the full double-Virasoro algebra of asymptotic symmetries for AdS$_3$ and, correspondingly, the full Bondi-Metzner-Sachs (BMS) algebra for asymptotically flat space. In higher dimensions, a related approach may continue to be useful for constructing a good asymptotically flat phase space with BMS asymptotic symmetries.

  13. Asymptotic symmetries from finite boxes

    Andrade, Tomás; Marolf, Donald

    2016-01-01

    It is natural to regulate an infinite-sized system by imposing a boundary condition at finite distance, placing the system in a 'box.' This breaks symmetries, though the breaking is small when the box is large. One should thus be able to obtain the asymptotic symmetries of the infinite system by studying regulated systems. We provide concrete examples in the context of Einstein-Hilbert gravity (with negative or zero cosmological constant) by showing in 4 or more dimensions how the anti-de Sitter and Poincaré asymptotic symmetries can be extracted from gravity in a spherical box with Dirichlet boundary conditions. In 2 + 1 dimensions we obtain the full double-Virasoro algebra of asymptotic symmetries for AdS3 and, correspondingly, the full Bondi-Metzner-Sachs (BMS) algebra for asymptotically flat space. In higher dimensions, a related approach may continue to be useful for constructing a good asymptotically flat phase space with BMS asymptotic symmetries.

  14. Identifying competencies of boxing coaches

    Ioannis Tasiopoulos

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to find out the management skills required by boxing coaches to administrate their clubs. For the purposes of this study a scale was constructed which was answered by 98 boxing coaches. Explanatory factor analysis revealed seven factors: Communication-public relations (5 items, event management (4 items, management techniques (4 items, new technologies (4 items, prevention-safety (2 items, sport (5 items and sports facilities (2 items. The Cronbach of the scale was 0.85. The five competencies that rated by the coaches were: Supervisors of the area of training, maintaining excellent communication with athletes, using new technologies (e-mail, internet, handling disciplinary matters, accidents, complaints and reports on some sporting games and promoted harmony among athletes. We concluded that boxing coaches understand that the competencies required for meeting their obligations, were related to sports, prevention, safety and communications-public relations.

  15. Innovations in Los Alamos alpha box design

    Destructive examinations of irradiated fuel pins containing plutonium fuel must be performed in shielded hot cells with strict provisions for containing the plutonium. Alpha boxes provide containment for the plutonium, toxic fission products, and other hazardous highly radioactive materials. The alpha box contains windows for viewing and a variety of transfer systems specially designed to allow transfers in and out of the alpha box without spread of the hazardous materials that are contained in the box. Alpha boxes have been in use in the Wing 9 hot cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years. Features of the newly designed alpha boxes are presented

  16. Innovations in Los Alamos alpha box design

    Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E.; Cook, J.H.

    1985-01-01

    Destructive examinations of irradiated fuel pins containing plutonium fuel must be performed in shielded hot cells with strict provisions for containing the plutonium. Alpha boxes provide containment for the plutonium, toxic fission products, and other hazardous highly radioactive materials. The alpha box contains windows for viewing and a variety of transfer systems specially designed to allow transfers in and out of the alpha box without spread of the hazardous materials that are contained in the box. Alpha boxes have been in use in the Wing 9 hot cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years. Features of the newly designed alpha boxes are presented.

  17. Full scale test SSP 34m blade, edgewise loading LTT. Extreme load and PoC{sub I}nvE Data report

    Nielsen, Magda; Roczek-Sieradzan, A.; Jensen, Find M. (and others)

    2010-09-15

    This report is the second report covering the research and demonstration project 'Experimental blade research: Structural mechanisms in current and future large blades under combined loading', supported by the EUDP program. A 34m wind turbine blade from SSP-Technology A/S has been tested in edgewise direction (LTT). The blade has been submitted to thorough examination by means of strain gauges, displacement transducers and a 3D optical measuring system. This data report presents results obtained during full scale testing of the blade up to 80% Risoe load, where 80% Risoe load corresponds to 100% certification load. These pulls at 80% Risoe load were repeated and the results from these pulls were compared. The blade was reinforced according to a Risoe DTU invention, where the trailing edge panels are coupled. The coupling is implemented to prevent the out of plane deformations and to reduce peeling stresses in the adhesive joints. Test results from measurements with the reinforcement have been compared to results without the coupling. The report presents only the relevant results for the 80% Risoe load and the results applicable for the investigation of the influence of the invention on the profile deformation. (Author)

  18. Partons of a spherical box

    Calculation of parton distributions in the 'cavity approximation' to the MIT bag model gives a divergent sum of positive terms. In this version of the model the flexible movable bag is replaced by an inflexible immovable box. This suggests that Bjorken scaling does not hold for the deep inelastic scattering in this version of the model. (K.A.)

  19. On the Dirichlet's Box Principle

    Poon, Kin-Keung; Shiu, Wai-Chee

    2008-01-01

    In this note, we will focus on several applications on the Dirichlet's box principle in Discrete Mathematics lesson and number theory lesson. In addition, the main result is an innovative game on a triangular board developed by the authors. The game has been used in teaching and learning mathematics in Discrete Mathematics and some high schools in…

  20. A Box Full of Kisses

    崔增印

    2008-01-01

    The story goes that some time ago,a man pun- ished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.Nevertheless,the little girl brought the gift to

  1. 秋水仙碱抗炎并抑制kir3.4mRNA表达减少家兔房性心律失常发生%Colchicine reduces incidence of atrial arrhythmias in rabbit sterile pericarditis models through anti-inflammatory and reducing expression of kir3.4 mRNA

    陈曦; 陈魁; 阎西艴; 姜正明

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察秋水仙碱对家兔无菌性心包炎模型快速房性心律失常(RAA)发生情况的影响,并探讨其可能机制.方法 将36只健康成年雄性家兔随机分为假手术组、心包炎组和秋水仙碱组,均n=12.三组均给予短阵高频刺激,心包炎组、秋水仙碱组建立无菌心包炎模型.记录体表心电图(ECG),观察房性心律失常发生情况.秋水仙碱干预结束后按分组取右心耳组织行HE染色及荧光定量PCR分析.结果 与心包炎组相比,术后第5日秋水仙碱组RAA发生率下降45.4%,炎症细胞浸润率下降54.5%.心包炎组kir3.4 mRNA表达水平明显高于秋水仙碱组(P<0.05).结论 秋水仙碱能减少家兔无菌性心包炎模型RAA的发生,其可能机制是减少心房肌组织炎症反应、降低kir3.4 mRNA表达水平.%AIM To observe the influences of colchicine on the incidence of atrial arrhythmias in rabbit sterile pericarditis models,and explore its possible mechanisms.METHODS Thirty-six healthy adult male rabbits were randomly divided into sham group,pericarditis group and colchicine treatment group (n =12 each group).All groups were given short time high frequency stimulations,but the pericarditis group and the colchicine treatment group were used to make pericarditis models.The duration and incidence of atrial arrhythmias of each group were recorded by body surface electrocardiograms.At the end of experiment all the rabbits were killed.Right auricles of the rabbits were dyed by HE to explore if there were any inflammatory cells infiltrating,and also were used to do fluorescencequantitative PCR detections to test the expression levels of kir3.4 mRNA.RESULTS Compared with the pericarditis group,atrial arrhythmias incidence of the colchicine treatment group decreased obviously by 45.4%,and inflammatory cells infiltration rate of pericarditis group was 54.5% higher than that of the colchicine treatment group.Compared with the pericarditis group,kir3.4 mRNA expression level of the colchicine treatment group was significantly reduced (P < 0.05).CONCLUSION Colchicine can reduce the incidence of atrial arrhythmias in the rabbit sterile pericarditis model.The possible mechanism is that colchicine can alleviate atrial muscle tissue inflammation reaction and reduce the expression of kir3.4 mRNA.

  2. Post-buckled behaviour, its partial erosion and fatigue limit state in steel girders subjected to many times repeated loading

    Škaloud, Miroslav; Zörnerová, Marie

    Brno : Akademické nakladatelství CERN, s.r.o. 2009, 2009 - (Melcher, J.; Skyva, J.; Karmazínová, M.), s. 293-302 ISBN 978-80-7204-635-5. [Ocelové konstrukce a mosty 2009. Brno (CZ), 23.09.2009-25.09.2009] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/09/0091 Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/0275; GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/1677 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : thin-walled steel girders * buckling * S-N curves Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  3. On the Effect of Hull Girder Flexibility on the Vertical Wave Bending Moment for Ultra Large Container Vessels

    Andersen, Ingrid Marie Vincent; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher

    2012-01-01

    the ship. The theory takes into account non-linear radiation forces (memory effects) through the use of a set of higher order differential equations. The non-linear hydrostatic restoring forces and non-linear Froude-Krylov forces are determined accurately at the instantaneous position of the ship in...... global hull girder loads as consequence of the increased hull flexibility must be considered. This is especially so as the rules of the classification societies do not explicitly account for the effect of hull flexibility on the global loads. In the present paper an analysis has been carried out for the...... 9,400 TEU container ship used as case-ship in the EU project TULCS (Tools for Ultra Large Container Ships). A non-linear time-domain strip theory is used for the hydrodynamic analysis of the vertical bending moment amidships in sagging and hogging conditions for a flexible and a rigid modelling of...

  4. Study on a simple method for bending analysis of composite girders with corrugated steel webs; Hakei koban web wo motsu goseiketa no kan`i mage kaisekiho ni kansuru kenkyu

    Taniguchi, N.; Yoda, T. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan). School of Science and Engineering

    1997-10-15

    An evaluation is being established on composite girders with corrugated steel webs that they are a composite girder having excellent mechanical characteristics. However, structural analysis of these composite girders is not easy even of the one-dimensional analysis. Therefore, a proposal was made on a simple method for bending analysis of a composite girder with corrugated webs having I-section subjected to bending. The result of the analysis using the proposed method was compared with measured values, and the reasonability of the test was investigated including that for the non-linear region. In this analysis, the I-section girder was converted equivalently into a multi-layered beam consisting of cross sections with an equivalent width, and displacement and stress in each layer were approximated linearly by dividing the multi-layered beam into fine layers of `N` number. Formulation was performed by using an ordinary matrix method based on the derived displacement field and stress field. An initial stress method was used for non-linearity analysis of the beams. This analysis was found effective in analyzing a beam subjected to strong effect of shear as in a corrugated steel web composite girder. Among the results of the linearity analyses, the displacement and stress agreed nearly well with the measured values. The non-linearity analysis was performed simply when combined with the initial stress method. 16 refs., 24 figs., 4 tabs.

  5. Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box

    ... News, Videos & Podcasts » Articles » Text Size Print Bookmark Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? Foot and Ankle Surgeons Warn ...

  6. The Heuristic Interpretation of Box Plots

    Lem, Stephanie; Onghena, Patrick; Verschaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim

    2013-01-01

    Box plots are frequently used, but are often misinterpreted by students. Especially the area of the box in box plots is often misinterpreted as representing number or proportion of observations, while it actually represents their density. In a first study, reaction time evidence was used to test whether heuristic reasoning underlies this…

  7. Analysis/test correlation using VAWT-SDS on a step-relaxation test for the rotating Sandia 34 m test bed

    Argueello, J. G.; Dohrmann, C. R.; Carne, T. G.; Veers, P. S.

    The combined analysis/test effort described compares predictions with measured data from a step-relaxation test in the absence of significant wind-driven aerodynamic loading. The process described is intended to illustrate a method for validation of time domain codes for structural analysis of wind turbine structures. Preliminary analyses were performed to investigate the transient dynamic response that the rotating Sandia 34 m Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) would undergo when one of the two blades was excited by step-relaxation. The calculations served two purposes. The first was for pretest planning to evaluate the relative importance of the various forces that would be acting on the structure during the test and to determine if the applied force in the step-relaxation would be sufficient to produce an excitation that was distinguishable from that produced by the aerodynamic loads. The second was to provide predictions that could subsequently be compared to the data from the test. The test was carried out specifically to help in the validation of the time-domain structural dynamics code, VAWT-SDS, which predicts the dynamic response of VAWT's subject to transient events. Post-test comparisons with the data were performed and showed a qualitative agreement between pretest predictions and measured response. However, they also showed that there was significantly more damping in the measurements than included in the predictions. Efforts to resolve this difference, including post-test analyses, were undertaken and are reported. The overall effort described represents a major step in the process of arriving at a validated structural dynamics code.

  8. Box-shaped halophilic bacteria.

    Javor, B; Requadt, C; Stoeckenius, W

    1982-01-01

    Three morphologically similar strains of halophilic, box-shaped procaryotes have been isolated from brines collected in the Sinai, Baja California (Mexico), and southern California (United States). Although the isolates in their morphology resemble Walsby's square bacteria, which are a dominant morphological type in the Red Sea and Baja California brines, they are probably not identical to them. The cells show the general characteristics of extreme halophiles and archaebacteria. They contain ...

  9. Broken links and black boxes

    Sindbæk, Søren Michael

    2013-01-01

    Long-distance communication has emerged as a particular focus for archaeological exploration using network theory, analysis, and modelling. Initial attempts to adapt methods from social network analysis to archaeological data have, however, struggled to produce decisive results. This paper argues...... ruined network from observable distributions and patterns of association in the archaeological record. In formal terms this is not a problem of network analysis, but network synthesis: the classic problem of cracking codes or reconstructing black-box circuits....

  10. Das k-Box-Produkt

    Elser, Stefan

    2011-01-01

    Ziel dieser Doktorarbeit ist es, bekannte und oft verwendete Eigenschaften des Tychonow-Produkts in analoger Form für das k-Box-Produkt zu beweisen, was bisher noch nicht geschehen ist, und die Verbindung zwischen der Infinitären Kombinatorik und der Topologie zu vertiefen. In der Infinitären Kombinatorik, ein Zweig der modernen Mengenlehre, bedient man sich gerne topologischer Begriffe, um einerseits Ergebnisse zu verdeutlichen und um andererseits den sehr abstrakten kombinatorischen Be...

  11. Study of Shear Stud Connector Layout for Composite Girders%结合梁剪力钉布置形式研究

    侯健; 罗扣

    2014-01-01

    为提高结合梁桥桥面板的整体性,并方便施工,对剪力钉集束式(在钢梁腹板的上翼缘每隔一定距离布置1束剪力钉群,各钉群之间留有相应宽度无钉区)布置形式进行研究。通过建立结合梁结构的有限元模型,分别计算恒载、车辆偏载作用下,集束式和均布式(钢梁上翼缘均匀、等间距的剪力钉布置形式)桥面板和剪力钉的滑移量、钢梁的应力、钢梁底板位移等。研究结果表明:剪力钉集束式布置具有桥面板整体性好,施工工序简单等特点;在荷载作用下,剪力钉采用集束式布置能够保证钢梁和混凝土桥面板之间有效传力;汽车偏载作用下,集束式布置也可以保证钢梁与混凝土桥面板之间的有效结合,不会发生桥面板上掀现象。%In order to improve the integrity of the deck of composite girder bridge and for the convenience of construction ,the clustered shear stud connectors arrangement was studied (in the upper flange of the webs of the steel girder ,clusters of shear stud connectors are installed with e-qual intervals and a connector-free zone with certain width among the clusters is reserved ) .The fi-nite element model of the composite girder structure was established to calculate respectively the slip amount of the bridge deck and shear stud connectors ,stress in the steel girder and the dis-placement of the steel girder base plate under the action of dead load and eccentric vehicle load ,for both the clustered arrangement and uniform arrangement (the shear stud connectors are uniformly arranged in the upper flange of the steel girder with equal intervals ) .The results of the study dem-onstrate that the clustered arrangement of shear stud connectors is favorable for the integrity of the bridge deck and simplifies the construction procedures ;under the action of loads ,the clustered ar-rangement of shear stud connectors allows the effective force

  12. 粉房湾长江大桥主桥钢桁梁架设施工技术%Construction Techniques for Erection of Steel Truss Girder of Main Bridge of Fenfangwan Changjiang River Bridge

    王存贵; 王殿永; 高杰; 靳春尚

    2012-01-01

    The main bridge of Fenfangwan Changjiang River Bridge in Chongqing City is a semi-floating system steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge with double pylons, double cable planes and with span arrangement (216. 5 + 464 + 216. 5) m. The main girder of the bridge is designed as the steel truss girder structure erected by the piece-by-piece assembling. In the light of the topographic conditions of the south and north banks, the asymmetric way of erection was chosen for the girder. The steel truss girder on the south bank side was erected from the side span towards the central span. The girder of the side span was assembled on the scaffolding, the girder in the middle was erected first and then the components like the edge stringers and edge deck plates were erected, using the deck truck cranes. The girder for the main span was erected by the cantilever assembling method. The girder of the north bank was erected by the balanced two-cantilever assembling method and the 5 blocks of the girder atop and on both sides of a main pier were assembled on the pier-side brackets.%重庆粉房湾长江大桥主桥为跨度(216.5+464+216.5)m的双塔双索面半飘浮体系钢桁梁斜拉桥,主梁采用钢桁梁结构.钢桁梁采取散拼架设,南、北岸钢桁梁根据地形情况选取了不对称的方式施工.南岸钢桁梁由边跨向中跨架设,边跨钢桁梁采用支架拼装,先架设中间桁架,再利用桥面汽车吊架设边纵梁、边桥面板等构件;主跨钢桁梁采用悬臂拼装.北岸钢桁梁采用双悬臂对称架设,主墩墩顶及两侧共5个节段钢桁梁采用墩旁托架拼装.

  13. Frequency Up-Conversion Detection System with Single Photon Sensitivity within 1-1.8 ?m and 3-4 ?m for ASCENDS Mission: A Novel Approach to Lidar Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — PI at ArkLight proposes a novel approach to photon counting detectors at near-IR (1-1.8 m) and mid-IR (3-4 m) with single photon sensitivity, representing an...

  14. Ionization box type radiation detector

    An ionization box for monitoring radiation rays, a first amplification circuit of a multi-stage amplification circuit employing a MOS type FET as an initial stage amplification device, a second amplification circuit employing a junction type FET as an initial stage amplification device, a first change-over switch for switching ionization current depending on input signals, a second change-over switch for switching output signals, and a signal level discrimination circuit are constituted integrally. When radiation dose rate is low, the ionization current is inputted to the first amplification circuit and outputted as a radiation ray monitor signal and, when the radiation dose rate is increased to higher than a predetermined value, the ionization current is inputted to the second amplification circuit and outputted as a radiation ray monitor signal. That is, monitoring accuracy is high when the ionization current is low since the MOS type FET of high input impedance is used. If the ionization current is higher than a predetermined value, there is no worry that the detection becomes impossible since the junction type FET having less worry of causing characteristic change due to high radiation dose rate is used. Accordingly, ionization box type monitor at a high monitoring reliability can be obtained. (N.H.)

  15. F-box proteins in flowering plants

    2002-01-01

    In eukaryotes, the ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation pathway has been shown to control several key biological processes such as cell division, development, metabolism and immune response. F-box proteins, as a part of SCF (Skp1-Cullin (or Cdc53)-F-box) complex, functioned by interacting with substrate proteins, leading to their subsequent degradation by the 26S proteasome. To date, several F-box proteins identified in Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum have been shown to play important roles in auxin signal transduction, floral organ formation, flowering and leaf senescence. Arabidopsis genome sequence analysis revealed that it encodes over 1000 predicted F-box proteins accounting for about 5% of total predicted proteins. These results indicate that the ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation involving the F-box proteins is an important mechanism controlling plant gene expression. Here, we review the known F-box proteins and their functionsin flowering plants.

  16. Understanding Recommender Dynamics driving Box Office Revenues

    Yeung, C H; Jin, C -H

    2010-01-01

    We introduce a simple model to investigate the underlying dynamics driving movie box office. Without an explicit reliance on time, the box office of movies evolves naturally by movie-movie competition through reviews listed on a centralized recommender system. A simple mean-field approximation is employed which assumes an average interaction between the competing movies, and describes the interesting box office dynamics. Box office hits are found for movies with quality beyond a critical value, leading to booms in gross box office. Such critical value is dependent on the reviewing behaviors, intention of movie goers for new movies, and the quality of the peer competing movies. Finally we compare our analytical results with simulations and real system and obtain qualitative agreements, suggesting the present model in describing the fundamental dynamics of box office.

  17. Metod of black box and their us

    Novotný, Martin

    2013-01-01

    This thesis on a topic "black-box method and its use" deals with the description of the method of solving problematic tasks as a black box and its use in teaching. Using the theory of systems and cybernetics disciplines, especially cybernetic-pedagogy attempts to describe this method so that it is as efficient as possible and to maximize the benefits for students. Besides, the implementation of selected black box that will be suitable and used for teaching subjects electrotechnics, automatiza...

  18. Repackaging SRS Black Box TRU Waste

    Historically, large items of TRU Waste, which were too large to be packaged in drums for disposal have been packaged in various sizes of custom made plywood boxes at the Savannah River Site (SRS), for many years. These boxes were subsequently packaged into large steel ''Black Boxes'' for storage at SRS, pending availability of Characterization and Certification capability, to facilitate disposal of larger items of TRU Waste. There are approximately 107 Black Boxes in inventory at SRS, each measuring some 18' x 12' x 7', and weighing up to 45,000 lbs. These Black Boxes have been stored since the early 1980s. The project to repackage this waste into Standard Large Boxes (SLBs), Standard Waste Boxes (SWB) and Ten Drum Overpacks (TDOP), for subsequent characterization and WIPP disposal, commenced in FY04. To date, 10 Black Boxes have been repackaged, resulting in 40 SLB-2's, and 37 B25 overpack boxes, these B25's will be overpacked in SLB-2's prior to shipping to WIPP. This paper will describe experience to date from this project

  19. Interchangeable breech lock for glove boxes

    Lemonds, David Preston

    2015-11-24

    A breech lock for a glove box is provided that may be used to transfer one or more items into the glove box. The breech lock can be interchangeably installed in place of a plug, glove, or other device in a port or opening of a glove box. Features are provided to aid the removal of items from the breech lock by a gloved operator. The breech lock can be reused or, if needed, can be replaced with a plug, glove, or other device at the port or opening of the glove box.

  20. Model Equations: "Black Box" Reconstruction

    Bezruchko, Boris P.; Smirnov, Dmitry A.

    Black box reconstruction is both the most difficult and the most tempting modelling problem when any prior information about an appropriate model structure is lacking. An intriguing thing is that a model capable of reproducing an observed behaviour or predicting further evolution should be obtained only from an observed time series, i.e. "from nothing" at first sight. Chances for a success are not large. Even more so, a "good" model would become a valuable tool to characterise an object and understand its dynamics. Lack of prior information causes one to utilise universal model structures, e.g. artificial neural networks, radial basis functions and algebraic polynomials are included in the right-hand sides of dynamical model equations. Such models are often multi-dimensional and involve quite many free parameters.

  1. Unification of box shapes in molecular simulations

    Bekker, H.

    1997-01-01

    In molecular simulations with periodic boundary conditions the computational box may have five different shapes: triclinic; the hexagonal prism; two types of dodecahedrons; and the truncated octahedron. In this article, we show that every molecular simulation, formulated in one of these boxes, can b

  2. Black-Box Search by Unbiased Variation

    Lehre, Per Kristian; Witt, Carsten

    2012-01-01

    The complexity theory for black-box algorithms, introduced by Droste, Jansen, and Wegener (Theory Comput. Syst. 39:525–544, 2006), describes common limits on the efficiency of a broad class of randomised search heuristics. There is an obvious trade-off between the generality of the black-box model...

  3. Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box

    ... Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? A A A | Print | Share Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? Foot and ankle ... extreme and imprudent as it may sound, the cosmetic surgery craze isn't just for faces anymore- ...

  4. Modern biotechnology Panacea or new Pandora's box?

    Tramper, J.; Yang Zhu, Yang

    2011-01-01

    According to Greek mythology Pandora was sent down to earth upon the orders of Zeus. She was given a mysterious box which she was not allowed to open. However, Pandora was very curious and when she arrived on earth she couldn?t help taking a peek inside the box. She saw that it was filled with gifts

  5. Box Plots in the Australian Curriculum

    Watson, Jane M.

    2012-01-01

    This article compares the definition of "box plot" as used in the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics" with other definitions used in the education community; describes the difficulties students experience when dealing with box plots; and discusses the elaboration that is necessary to enable teachers to develop the knowledge necessary to use them…

  6. 49 CFR 178.515 - Standards for reconstituted wood boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Standards for reconstituted wood boxes. 178.515... wood boxes. (a) The identification code for a reconstituted wood box is 4F. (b) Construction requirements for reconstituted wood boxes are as follows: (1) The walls of boxes must be made of...

  7. Spatial Effect on Railway Trough Girder with Reactive Powder Concrete%铁路活性粉末混凝土槽形梁的空间作用效应

    李志光; 余自若; 王月

    2013-01-01

    The authors carried out three-dimensional finite element analysis on a 32 m railway trough girder which was made of reactive powder concrete.After working out shear lag coefficients under different load conditions,the rule of shear lag was analyzed,and the results indicated that the shear lag effect in this reactive powder concrete trough girder was larger than that of common concrete girder.Further,the spatial effect on transversal and longitudinal bending moments was analyzed,and the study result on the influence lines of transversal bending moments indicated that,due to the spatial effect,any force on any point of the trough girder would cause transversal bending moment which should not be ignored.Finally,the study result on influence lines of longitudinal bending moments showed that,there was spatial effect on equivalent load in reactive powder concrete trough girder; the closer to the girder end the place was,the more obviously the effect became,which also should not be ignored.Therefore,in the design of this kind of railway girder,the spatial effect on the vicinity of girder end should be taken seriously.%对32 m铁路活性粉末混凝土槽形梁进行三维有限元分析,计算出不同工况下的剪力滞系数,并对剪力滞规律进行分析,研究表明该梁的剪力滞效应较普通混凝土梁更加明显;对其横向和纵向弯矩的空间效应进行分析,对横向弯矩影响线的研究表明,受空间作用的影响,梁上任意一点受力均会在某一截面产生不可忽略的横向弯矩;对纵向弯矩影响线的研究表明空间作用对活性粉末混凝土槽形梁换算荷载的影响在越靠近端部影响越明显,且该影响不可忽略,所以在设计该种梁时需要在靠近端部位置充分考虑空间作用的影响.

  8. Improvements relating to glove boxes

    It is stated that radiation problems with glove boxes can only be partly overcome by adding shielding to their working faces, since about 25% of the working face may be taken up with glove ports at which the only shielding provided is that of the glove. A glove port cover is here described, mountable above the port, comprising a number of flaps of lead-loaded flexible material. The flaps can be pushed aside by hand to permit access to a glove fixed in the port, but overlap to close off the port when the hand is withdrawn. The lead loaded flexible material preferably has a natural or synthetic rubber base. Constructional details are given. Only the flaps need to be lead-loaded, and to facilitate manufacture and handling the surfaces of the cover are preferably lead-free. Three flaps can suffice, but five or six are preferred. For mounting purposes a cover may have beading at its periphery for clamped location in a groove round the glove port. (U.K.)

  9. 黄冈公铁两用长江大桥钢桁梁杆件制造关键技术%Key Techniques for Manufacturing of Members of Steel Truss Girder of Huanggang Changjiang River Rail-cum-Road Bridge

    殷红

    2013-01-01

    The main bridge of Huanggang Changjiang River Rail-cum-Road Bridge is a steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge with double pylons and double cable planes.The chord and web members of the main truss of the bridge were designed as the ones of parallelogram sections.To guarantee the manufacturing quality of the members,the key techniques for the manufacturing were studied.The precision of the geometric dimensions of the members was guaranteed by the techniques of controlling the precision of the inclined angle grooves of the welded edges,fine adjusting the diagonal line dimensions of the diaphragms (controlling the angles of the end openings) and assembling the members on the special jig supports.The precision of the anchor tube positioning was guaranteed by the techniques of converting the spatial positioning dimensions of the anchor tubes into the plane positioning dimensions and controlling the installing,welding procedures of the anchor boxes and the installing precision of the anchor tubes.The assembling quality of the steel truss girder was guaranteed by the techniques of testing the precision of the hole groups at the inclined web member joints by the special testing templates for the web member joints.Practice proves that the key techniques applied to the manufacturing of the members effectively tackle the control problems of the members of parallelogram sections and guarantee the manufacturing precision of the steel truss girder of the bridge.%黄冈公铁两用长江大桥主桥为双塔双索面钢桁梁斜拉桥,其主桁弦杆和腹杆采用平行四边形截面.为保证主桁平行四边形截面杆件的制造质量,对其制造关键技术进行研究.通过控制杆件焊接边斜角坡口精度、微调隔板对角线尺寸(控制端口角度)、应用专用胎架组拼杆件的技术保证杆件形位尺寸的精度.通过将锚管空间定位尺寸转化为平面定位尺寸、控制锚箱安装及焊接工序、控制锚管安装精度的技术

  10. Design of the Main Bridge Steel Truss Girder of Xinglong Bridge%兴隆大桥主桥钢桁梁设计

    杨文; 何耀炜

    2016-01-01

    下承式钢桁梁桥因其具有建筑高度低、施工速度快和结构轻巧简洁等优点,成为中等跨度公路桥梁中有竞争力的桥型。文中以兴隆大桥为依托,建立数学分析模型,对下承式钢桁梁桥结构的受力特性进行分析,并指出该类型桥梁施工的方法和技术要点。%The through steel truss girder bridge becomes a bridge type for medium span highway bridg-es with low building height,fast construction speed and the advantages of compact and simple struc-ture.Based on the Xinglong Bridge,a mathematical analysis model is established in this paper to ana-lyze the mechanical characteristics of the steel truss girder bridge,and the method and technical points of the bridge construction are pointed out.

  11. Packing a cake into a box

    Skopenkov, Mikhail

    2011-05-01

    Given a triangular cake and a box in the shape of its mirror image, how can the cake be cut into a minimal number of pieces so that it can be put into the box? The cake has icing, so we are not allowed to put it into the box upside down. V. G. Boltyansky asked this question in 1977 and showed that three pieces always suffice. In this paper we provide examples of cakes that cannot be cut into two pieces to be put into the box. This shows that three is the answer to Boltyansky\\'s question. We also give examples of cakes which can be cut into two pieces. © THE MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.

  12. Spacer for supporting fuel element boxes

    A spacer plate unit arranged externally on each side and at a predetermined level of a polygonal fuel element box for mutually supporting, with respect to one another, a plurality of the fuel element boxes forming a fuel element bundle, is formed of a first and a second spacer plate part each having the same length and the same width and being constituted of unlike first and second materials, respectively. The first and second spacer plate parts of the several spacer plate units situated at the predetermined level are arranged in an alternating continuous series when viewed in the peripheral direction of the fuel element box, so that any two spacer plate units belonging to face-to-face oriented sides of two adjoining fuel element boxes in the fuel element bundle define interfaces of unlike materials

  13. Mystery Boxes, X Rays, and Radiology.

    Thomson, Norman

    2000-01-01

    Indicates the difficulties of teaching concepts beyond light and color and creating memorable learning experiences. Recommends sequential activities using the mystery box approach to explain how scientists and doctors use photon applications. (YDS)

  14. Packing a cake into a box

    Skopenkov, Mikhail

    2010-01-01

    Given a cake in form of a triangle and a box that fits the mirror image of the cake, how to cut the cake into a minimal number of pieces so that it can be put into the box? The cake has an icing, so that we are not allowed to put it into the box upside down. V.G. Boltyansky asked this question in 1977 and showed that three pieces always suffice. In this paper we provide examples of cakes that cannot be cut into two pieces to put into the box. This shows that three is the answer to V.G. Boltyansky's question. Also we give examples of cakes which can be cut into two pieces.

  15. Decommissioning a tritium glove-box facility

    Folkers, C.L.; Homann, S.G.; Nicolosi, A.S.; Hanel, S.L.; King, W.C.

    1979-08-08

    A large glove-box facility for handling reactive metal tritides was decommissioned. Major sections of the glove box were decontaminated and disassembled for reuse at another tritium facility. To achieve the desired results, decontamnation required repeated washing, first with organic liquids, then with water and detergents. Worker protection was provided by simple ventilation combined with careful monitoring of the work areas and employees. Several innovative techniques are described.

  16. Decommissioning a tritium glove-box facility

    A large glove-box facility for handling reactive metal tritides was decommissioned. Major sections of the glove box were decontaminated and disassembled for reuse at another tritium facility. To achieve the desired results, decontamnation required repeated washing, first with organic liquids, then with water and detergents. Worker protection was provided by simple ventilation combined with careful monitoring of the work areas and employees. Several innovative techniques are described

  17. SET Backaction on the Single Electron Box

    Turek, B. A.; Lehnert, K. W.; Clerk, A.; Gunnarsson, D.; Bladh, K.; Delsing, P.; Schoelkopf, R. J.

    2005-01-01

    We report an experimental observation of the backaction of a Single Electron Transistor (SET) measuring the Coulomb staircase of a single electron box. As current flows through the SET, the charge state of the SET island fluctuates. These fluctuations capacitively couple to the box and cause changes in the position, width, and asymmetry of the Coulomb staircase. A sequential tunnelling model accurately recreates these effects, confirming this mechanism of the backaction of an SET. This is a f...

  18. Random Young diagrams in a Rectangular Box

    Beltoft, Dan; Boutillier, Cédric; Enriquez, Nathanaël

    We exhibit the limit shape of random Young diagrams having a distribution proportional to the exponential of their area, and confined in a rectangular box. The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck bridge arises from the fluctuations around the limit shape.......We exhibit the limit shape of random Young diagrams having a distribution proportional to the exponential of their area, and confined in a rectangular box. The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck bridge arises from the fluctuations around the limit shape....

  19. HYDROGEN AND VOC RETENTION IN WASTE BOXES

    PACE ME; MARUSICH RM

    2008-11-21

    The Hanford Waste Management Project Master Documented Safety Analysis (MDSA) (HNF-14741, 2003) identifies derived safety controls to prevent or mitigate the risks of a single-container deflagration during operations requiring moving, venting or opening transuranic (TRU)-waste containers. The issue is whether these safety controls are necessary for operations involving TRU-waste boxes that are being retrieved from burial at the Hanford Site. This paper investigates the potential for a deflagration hazard within these boxes and whether safety controls identified for drum deflagration hazards should be applied to operations involving these boxes. The study evaluates the accumulation of hydrogen and VOCs within the waste box and the transport of these gases and vapors out of the waste box. To perform the analysis, there were numerous and major assumptions made regarding the generation rate and the transport pathway dimensions and their number. Since there is little actual data with regards to these assumptions, analyses of three potential configurations were performed to obtain some indication of the bounds of the issue (the concentration of hydrogen or flammable VOCs within a waste box). A brief description of each of the three cases along with the results of the analysis is summarized.

  20. 49 CFR 178.517 - Standards for plastic boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Standards for plastic boxes. 178.517 Section 178... PACKAGINGS Non-bulk Performance-Oriented Packaging Standards § 178.517 Standards for plastic boxes. (a) The following are identification codes for plastic boxes: (1) 4H1 for an expanded plastic box; and (2) 4H2 for...

  1. 49 CFR 230.101 - Steam locomotive driving journal boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Steam locomotive driving journal boxes. 230.101... Locomotives and Tenders Running Gear § 230.101 Steam locomotive driving journal boxes. (a) Driving journal boxes. Driving journal boxes shall be maintained in a safe and suitable condition for service. Not...

  2. Effect of an odor eliminator on feline litter box behavior.

    Cottam, Nicole; Dodman, Nicholas H

    2007-02-01

    Decreasing litter box odor may be an important treatment component in addressing feline inappropriate elimination. A three-phase study was conducted to determine if the use of Zero Odor litter box spray increases the preference of litter boxes to cats, presumably by its odor-eliminating quality. In the first phase, cats were given a litter box preference test between a litter box sprayed with Zero Odor and one without. In the second phase, the number of occurrences of behaviors indicative of a cat's dissatisfaction with the litter box (scratching at the sides of the box, floor or wall, hesitating when entering the litter box, balancing on the side of the box and eliminating outside of the litter box) was compared before and after the use of Zero Odor. Last, the frequency of eliminations that occurred outside the litter box was measured during a baseline phase and a test phase, in which Zero Odor was sprayed into all litter boxes in the home. Significantly fewer behaviors associated with feline litter box dissatisfaction and fewer undesirable eliminations were observed in phases 2 and 3, respectively. These findings suggest that use of Zero Odor litter box spray appears to decrease litter box odor and increases the attractiveness of litter box to cats. PMID:17049291

  3. 49 CFR 178.514 - Standards for plywood boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Standards for plywood boxes. 178.514 Section 178... PACKAGINGS Non-bulk Performance-Oriented Packaging Standards § 178.514 Standards for plywood boxes. (a) The identification code for a plywood box is 4D. (b) Construction requirements for plywood boxes are as follows:...

  4. Bending analysis of laminated composite box beams

    Tripathy, A.K.; Patel, H.J.; Pang, S.S. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1994-01-01

    Box beams are widely used in weight reduction structures such as aircraft wings. The use of composite box beams further reduces the weight factor for such structures with the same deflection and stress as that of isotropic box beams. The difference in the behavior of composite box beam with different fiber orientation, number of plies, and number of stringers also provides a wide range of designing parameters to achieve the required performance for a given problem. A bending analysis has been carried out for the study of deflections and stresses for box beams of different material (isotropic and laminated composites), size, and number of stringers subjected to different kinds of loading conditions. A finite element model has been developed based on the strain energy principle, and the results are compared with an available commercial code COSMOS/M.'' Experiments using aluminum and scotchply composite laminates were conducted to verify the results. An optimal design for size and number of stiffeners for a given loading condition has been achieved. Investigations have also been carried out to find the effect of transverse shear on the span-wise normal stress.

  5. Pharmacy Students’ Knowledge of Black Box Warnings

    Shireman, Theresa I.; Generali, Joyce; Rigler, Sally; Mayorga, Angela

    2010-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the progression of pharmacy students’ knowledge of black box warnings across 3 years of didactic training, and to determine how they stay current with new warnings. Methods A cross-sectional survey instrument was administered to pharmacy students in their first (P1), second (P2), and third (P3) professional years. The survey assessed student awareness of medications possessing a black box warning and familiarity with the warning content for 20 medications (15 with and 5 without warnings). Results Mean number of correct responses identifying the presence or absence of a black box warning among the 20 medications were 5.8 ± 3.3, 9.6 ± 4.0, and 14.8 ± 2.8 for the P1, P2, and P3 students, respectively. Knowledge of black box warning content was variable. Students were least aware of the warning content for stavudine and enoxaparin. Students were most familiar with the warning content for paroxetine and estrogen. Conclusion Students’ awareness and understanding of black box warnings was proportional to their educational progression, but their knowledge level was inconsistent across drug groups. PMID:20221356

  6. Nearly Seamless Vacuum-Insulated Boxes

    Stepanian, Christopher J.; Ou, Danny; Hu, Xiangjun

    2010-01-01

    A design concept, and a fabrication process that would implement the design concept, have been proposed for nearly seamless vacuum-insulated boxes that could be the main structural components of a variety of controlled-temperature containers, including common household refrigerators and insulating containers for shipping foods. In a typical case, a vacuum-insulated box would be shaped like a rectangular parallelepiped conventional refrigerator box having five fully closed sides and a hinged door on the sixth side. Although it is possible to construct the five-closed-side portion of the box as an assembly of five unitary vacuum-insulated panels, it is not desirable to do so because the relatively high thermal conductances of the seams between the panels would contribute significant amounts of heat leakage, relative to the leakage through the panels themselves. In contrast, the proposal would make it possible to reduce heat leakage by constructing the five-closed-side portion of the box plus the stationary portion (if any) of the sixth side as a single, seamless unit; the only remaining seam would be the edge seal around the door. The basic cross-sectional configuration of each side of a vacuum-insulated box according to the proposal would be that of a conventional vacuum-insulated panel: a low-density, porous core material filling a partially evacuated space between face sheets. However, neither the face sheets nor the core would be conventional. The face sheets would be opposite sides of a vacuum bag. The core material would be a flexible polymer-modified silica aerogel of the type described in Silica/Polymer and Silica/Polymer/Fiber Composite Aero - gels (MSC-23736) in this issue of NASA Tech Briefs. As noted in that article, the stiffness of this core material against compression is greater than that of prior aerogels. This is an important advantage because it translates to greater retention of thickness and, hence, of insulation performance when pressure is

  7. Advances in the theory of box integrals

    Bailey, David H.; Borwein, J.M.; Crandall, R.E.

    2009-06-25

    Box integrals - expectations <|{rvec r}|{sup s}> or <|{rvec r}-{rvec q}|{sup s}> over the unit n-cube (or n-box) - have over three decades been occasionally given closed forms for isolated n,s. By employing experimental mathematics together with a new, global analytic strategy, we prove that for n {le} 4 dimensions the box integrals are for any integer s hypergeometrically closed in a sense we clarify herein. For n = 5 dimensions, we show that a single unresolved integral we call K{sub 5} stands in the way of such hyperclosure proofs. We supply a compendium of exemplary closed forms that naturally arise algorithmically from this theory.

  8. M PC复合材料加固空心板梁桥静载试验研究%Study of Static Tests for Using MPC Composite Material to Strengthen Void Plate Girder Bridge

    谷丹丹; 孙全胜

    2015-01-01

    为研究M PC复合材料加固空心板梁桥的有效性,在某跨径13 m的空心板梁桥主梁跨中11 m范围内浇筑M PC复合材料进行加固,桥梁加固前与加固后分别进行静载试验,并采用有限元法建立加固前后主梁的有限元模型,分析加固前后主梁的挠度、裂缝和应变的变化。分析结果表明:工况1(跨中最大弯矩横向对称加载)、工况2(跨中最大弯矩横向偏载加载)下主梁加固后的挠度较加固前分别降低了13.4%、12.6%,加固后主梁的挠度明显减小;在试验过程中,加固后主梁裂缝未见明显变化,裂缝区应变水平降低,较好地抑制了原有裂缝的发展;工况1、工况2下主梁加固后的应变较加固前分别降低了13.75%、14.79%,加固后主梁受拉区应变显著降低;加固后校验系数改善率最大为13.89%,该加固方法能够有效地提高桥梁的承载力和刚度。%To study the efficiency of using MPC composite material to strengthen void plate girder bridge ,within the 11 m area of the midspan of the main girder of a 3 × 13 m void plate girder bridge ,the MPC composite material was cast for the strengthening purpose .Static tests were done before and after the strengthening ,and the finite element method was used to establish the models of the main girder before and after the strengthening ,to analyze the variation of main span deflec‐tion ,cracking and strain .The results of the analysis indicate that under two load cases (load case 1 is the transverse symmetrical loading with maximum midspan bending moment and the load case 2 is the transverse eccentric loading with maximum midspan bending moment .) ,the deflection of main girder reduces by 13 .4% and 12 .6% , respectively , compared with the data before the strengthening ,and the deflection of the main girder after strengthening is distinctively declined . During the process of the tests ,the cracking of the main

  9. Fire test of DOT 7A Boxes

    The primary objective of conducting the full-scale fire tests of the DOT (Department of Transportation) 7A FRP Boxes was to provide information to assist in quantifying the fire hazard of the storage located at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC), and to learn if changing the storage array will decrease the fire risk. Also, the level of fire fighting and fire protection required to maintain the risk at the RWMC within acceptable DOE guidelines was investigated. Two full-scale fire tests were conducted at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in June 1978, using the DOE 7A FRP Plywood Storage Containers. The fire tests showed that when subjected to a substantial ignition source, the boxes will propagate fire as long as no fire-suppression measures are taken. Fire will breach the boxes and spread the radioactive contaminated waste if it is not extinguished. As the fire progresses, additional boxes will become involved, and eventually the entire storage array will ignite. It is recommended that the use of DOT 7A Boxes be discontinued and replaced with noncombustible storage containers. In the event this is not practicable, guidance recommendations are presented to minimize the large fire loss potential. It is also recommended that an investigation be conducted into the number of boxes that can be destroyed and still maintain a safe environment for employees and the public. This investigation should include how far radioactive contamination will spread, what cleanup will be required, anticipated exposure of the people within the area, and the public impact of such a fire

  10. 大板梁翼板对接焊缝的超声波检测%Ultrasonic Testing on Butt Weld of Wing Plate of Main Girder

    唐垚; 喻星星

    2015-01-01

    The ultrasonic testing method of the butt weld of the wing plate with a thickness of 140 mm of the main girder in the utility boiler is introduced. The selection of the probe, the determination of the scanning method in the detection process and the method for depicting the DAC curve using the CSK-Ⅳ test block are mainly discussed.%介绍了电站锅炉大板梁140 mm厚翼板对接焊缝的超声波检测方法. 主要论述了检测过程中探头的选取、 扫查方式的确定以及利用CSK-Ⅳ试块制作DAC曲线的方法.

  11. Testing of packings for stuffing boxes

    The stuffing box packings function when they are sealed tight and do not obstruct the movement of the spindle. Characteristic values are necessary to characterise the materials properties of stuffing box packings. Essentially, the definitions of the characteristic values are known and can be calculated in experimental setups. It is absolutely necessary to standardise the characteristic values as well as the testing procedures in order to be able to provide comparable and reproduceable characteristic values. Depending upon the importance of the fittings, it is necessary to guarantee sufficiently exact and reliable assembly for defined operating conditions. (orig.)

  12. Cereal Box Design: An Interdisciplinary Graphics Activity

    Fitzgerald, Mike; Tsosie, Teri

    2012-01-01

    The cereal box design activity is intriguing both for its simplicity and the resourcefulness that it can generate in young people. Also, it lends itself to a variety of curriculums. It covers both consumerism and Design for the Environment (DfE) concepts broadly and in depth. The activity introduces a wide range of topics. They include graphic…

  13. Study of WATCH GRB error boxes

    Gorosabel, J.; Castro-Tirado, A. J.; Lund, Niels;

    1995-01-01

    We have studied the first WATCH GRB Catalogue ofγ-ray Bursts in order to find correlations between WATCH GRB error boxes and a great variety of celestial objects present in 33 different catalogues. No particular class of objects has been found to be significantly correlated with the WATCH GRBs....

  14. Black hole formation in a box

    Evidence is presented for Hawking's viewpoint that in an insulated box in thermal equilibrium, black holes should form and evaporate in a statistically time-symmetric way. In particular, it is shown that if a black hole can evaporate adiabatically, it is much more likely to form adiabatically than by Jeans instability. (author)

  15. Safety evaluation for packaging CPC metal boxes

    This Safety Evaluation for Packaging (SEP) provides authorization for the use of Container Products Corporation (CPC) metal boxes, as described in this document, for the interarea shipment of radioactive contaminated equipment and debris for storage in the Central Waste Complex (CWC) or T Plant located in the 200 West Area. Authorization is granted until November 30, 1995. The CPC boxes included in this SEP were originally procured as US Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification 7A Type A boxes. A review of the documentation provided by the manufacturer revealed the documentation did not adequately demonstrate compliance to the 4 ft drop test requirement of 49 CFR 173.465(c). Preparation of a SEP is necessary to document the equivalent safety of the onsite shipment in lieu of meeting DOT packaging requirements until adequate documentation is received. The equivalent safety of the shipment is based on the fact that the radioactive contents consist of contaminated equipment and debris which are not dispersible. Each piece is wrapped in two layers of no less than 4 mil plastic prior to being placed in the box which has an additional 10 mil liner. Pointed objects and sharp edges are padded to prevent puncture of the plastic liner and wrapping

  16. Choreographies with Secure Boxes and Compromised Principals

    Carbone, Marco; Guttman, Joshua

      We equip choreography-level session descriptions with a simple abstraction of a security infrastruc- ture. Message components may be enclosed within (possibly nested) ”boxes” annotated with the intended source and destination of those components. The boxes are to be implemented with cryp...

  17. RELIABILITY BASED DESIGN OF A GEAR BOX

    D.MADHUSEKHAR

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Reliability is the probability that a system, component or device will perform without failure for a specified period of time under specified operating conditions. The concept of reliability is of great importance in the design of various machine members. Conventional engineering design uses a deterministic approach. It disregards the fact that the material properties, the dimensions of the components and the externally applied loads are statistical in nature. In conventional design this uncertainties are covered with a factor of safety, which is not always successful. The growing trend towards reducing uncertainty and increasing reliability is to use the probabilistic approach. In the present work a three shaft four speed gear box and six speed gear box are designed using reliability principles. For the specified reliability of the system (Gear box, component reliability (Gear pair is calculated by considering the system as a series system. Design is considered to be safe and adequate if the probability of failure of gear box is less than or equal to a specified quantity in each of the two failure modes. . All the parameters affecting the design are considered as random variables and all the random variables are assumed to follow normal distribution. A computer program in C++ is developed to calculate the face widths in bending and surface failure modes. The larger one out of the two values is considered. By changing the variations in the design parameters, variations in the face widths are studied.

  18. Nondestructive assay of boxed radioactive waste

    This paper describes the problems related to the nondestructive assay (NDA) of boxed radioactive waste at the Hanford Site and how Westinghouse Hanford company (WHC) is solving the problems. The waste form and radionuclide content are described. The characteristics of the combined neutron and gamma-based measurement system are described

  19. A white box perspective on behavioural adaptation

    Bruni, Roberto; Corradini, Andrea; Gadducci, Fabio; Lluch Lafuente, Alberto; Vandin, Andrea

    We present a white-box conceptual framework for adaptation developed in the context of the EU Project ASCENS coordinated by Martin Wirsing. We called it CoDA, for Control Data Adaptation, since it is based on the notion of control data. CoDA promotes a neat separation between application and...

  20. PVC posting bags for glove boxes

    This specification covers the materials, measurements and manufacture of unpigmented PVC posting bags for use on glove boxes, together with methods of testing the materials. These bags are used in the handling of radioactive and toxic materials of a hazardous nature and therefore must be of the highest standard of mechanical strength, leak tightness and general finish. (author)

  1. 折线形腹板钢梁的局部承压性能有限元分析%The finite element analysis on folded web steel girder under patch loading

    庄晖; 黄炳生

    2012-01-01

    The steel beams with folded webs are produced by substituting the folded webs for flat webs, this is a kind of the steel girders with corrugation webs. And such products have superior load-carrying capacity and favorable economic advantages. At present,studies on the behavior of the steel girders under patch loading are scarce at home and abroad. So this paper presents the finite element analysis on folded wed steel girders under patch loading. Observe the failure of the models and the factors that influence the ultimate capacity. Prepare for the text success.%折线形腹板钢梁是将传统钢梁中的平腹板用折线形钢板来代替,是波纹腹板钢梁的一种.该钢梁具有较高的承载力及良好的经济优势.目前,在国内外仅对梯形腹板钢梁的局部承压性能有少量研究.本文作者采用有限元方法对折线形腹板钢梁局部承压性能进行研究,了解其在实际试验中可能发生的破坏模式和各因素对其局部承压力性能的影响,并为今后试验作准备.

  2. Effect of Plate Girder Bridge with Different Coupling Stiffness on Stress of Concrete Slab%不同连接程度板桁桥对混凝土板应力的影响

    任钢; 肖杰; 丁颖

    2012-01-01

    In terms of 64m through semi-combined plate girder bridge which is used more widely at present,the effect of coupling stiffness between concrete steel truss girder and distribution distance of shear key on concrete slab is analyzed and compared by changing the coupling stiffness and distribution distance.The calculation shows that with the increase of coupling stiffness axial stress of concrete slab increases while beading stress is slightly affected.By decreasing the distribution distance of shear key,stress of concrete slab at the upside of longitudinal girder is largely affected and the stress at the edge while along the center line is slightly affected.%针对目前高速铁路应用较多的64m下承式板桁半结合桥,通过改变混凝土与钢桁梁之间连接刚度以及剪力键分布距离来分析比较其对混凝土应力的影响,计算表明,连接刚度的增加,混凝土板的轴向应力随之增加,但弯曲应力影响较小。通过剪力键布置间距减小,纵梁上方处混凝土板应力影响较大,而混凝土边缘以及中心线处应力影响较小。

  3. Grey-box modelling of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic systems

    Tornøe, Christoffer Wenzel; Jacobsen, Judith L; Pedersen, Oluf;

    2004-01-01

    Grey-box pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modelling is presented as a promising way of modelling PK/PD systems. The concept behind grey-box modelling is based on combining physiological knowledge along with information from data in the estimation of model parameters. Grey-box modelling...

  4. 49 CFR 230.103 - Tender roller bearing journal boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Tender roller bearing journal boxes. 230.103... Locomotives and Tenders Running Gear § 230.103 Tender roller bearing journal boxes. Tender roller bearing journal boxes shall be maintained in a safe and suitable condition....

  5. 49 CFR 230.102 - Tender plain bearing journal boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Tender plain bearing journal boxes. 230.102... Locomotives and Tenders Running Gear § 230.102 Tender plain bearing journal boxes. Plain bearing journal boxes... expected to damage the bearing; or have a detrimental effect on the lubrication of the journal and...

  6. Application of Defense Technology Commonly Used in Boxing Match

    Zhixiao Li[1; Jianjun Liu[2

    2015-01-01

    Boxing defense technology is a kind of techniques to prevent the opponent from attacking successfully. Boxing is a kind of sports that needs close cooperation between attack and defense. Attack is used for defense, where there is no attack, there will be no defense, and vice versa. Defense technology is the foundation of attack technology, therefore, defense is of vital importance in boxing match.

  7. Grey Box Modelling of Hydrological Systems

    Thordarson, Fannar Ørn

    intervals. The thesis illustrates three performance measures for this performance evaluations: reliability, sharpness and resolution. For decision making, a performance criterion is preferred that quantifies all of these measures in a single number, and for that the quantile skill score criterion is...... equations, and a black box model, which relates to models that are obtained statistically from input-output relations. Grey box model consists of a system description, defined by a finite set of stochastic differential equations, and an observation equation. Together, system and observation equations...... lack of fit in state space formulation, and further support decisions for a model expansion. By using stochastic differential equations to formulate the dynamics of the hydrological system, either the complexity of the model can be increased by including the necessary hydrological processes in the...

  8. Fatal exit the automotive black box debate

    Kowalick, Tom

    2005-01-01

    "Fatal Exit: The Automotive Black Box Debate cuts through thirty years of political wrangling and institutional biases to provide an argument for the Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorder (MVEDR). This automotive equivalent of an airplane's flight recorder or black box is intended to solve the mysteries of car crashes and improve the safety of our roads. The reader is taken inside the automotive industry and the government highway safety establishment to foster an understanding of the politics and the positions on all sides of this safety debate. The author takes an unbiased approach, chronologically presenting each argument and uncovering the agendas and mandates of each of the stakeholders." "This publication is essential reading for all consumers who need to have their voices heard on this critical issue, as well as for attorneys, public safety advocates, public policy administrators, engineers, automotive professionals, journalists, and insurance executives."--Jacket.

  9. The Central Nervous System of Box Jellyfish

    Garm, Anders Lydik; Ekström, Peter

    2008-01-01

    nervous system is described. Each rhopalium holds a separate part of the CNS with 1,000 nerve cells and a large amount of neuropil. The rhopalial nervous system has several subsystems defined by the anatomy, location, and immunocytochemistry of the cells. Most of the subsystems connect to one or more of...... behaviors in the box jellyfish such as obstacle avoidance and navigation. The need to process the visual information and turn it into the appropriate behavior puts strong demands on the nervous system of box jellyfish, which appears more elaborate than in other cnidarians. Here, the central part of this...... the eye types, and it is likely that the rhopalial nervous system accounts for most of the visual processing. The major part of the CNS is made up of a ring nerve encircling the bell shaped body. The ring nerve holds around 10,000 cells and is directly connected to all four rhopalial nervous systems...

  10. The gradient flow in a twisted box

    Ramos, Alberto [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC

    2013-08-15

    We study the perturbative behavior of the gradient flow in a twisted box. We apply this information to define a running coupling using the energy density of the flow field. We study the step-scaling function and the size of cutoff effects in SU(2) pure gauge theory. We conclude that the twisted gradient flow running coupling scheme is a valid strategy for step-scaling purposes due to the relatively mild cutoff effects and high precision.

  11. Dry boxes and inert atmosphere techniques

    Practitioners need to conduct experiments with molten salts in an inert atmosphere owing to the chemical reactivity of these media. Most fused salt solvent systems show reactivity to water and/or oxygen, which results in significant chemical changes in the properties of these solvents. Although several studies on the nature of an oxygen/oxide electrode in this melt have been reported, the reactions have not been fully understood because of apparent water contamination in many cases. Nitrate melt systems are also hygroscopic; for example, the LiNO3-KNO3 eutectic (1770C) absorbs water to at least 0.2% by weight. The result is that the electrochemistry of heavier, electropositive metal ions has been significantly altered. In addition, trace amounts of water have been shown to significantly affect the oxygen-oxide redox chemistry in NaNO3-KNO3 melts (2500C). The haloaluminates, which include AlCl3-NaCl (1750C), as well as AlCl3-organic salt binaries are particularly sensitive to the presence of both oxygen and moisture. Oxygen is a strong oxidant in the fused hydroxide systems with formation of superoxide ion from either oxide or water. This chapter describes general, inert atmosphere techniques which can be used by the molten salt experimentalist. Because of the limitations of volatility, vacuum manipulations are not considered. Rather, the use of glove boxes, glove bags, and inert bench-top techniques are discussed. The areas covered are: glove box and bag equipment, operation and maintenance of glove boxes and glove bags, and common operations conducted inside glove boxes

  12. Adaptive Techniques to find Optimal Planar Boxes

    Barbay, J; Pérez-Lantero, P

    2012-01-01

    Given a set $P$ of $n$ planar points, two axes and a real-valued score function $f()$ on subsets of $P$, the Optimal Planar Box problem consists in finding a box (i.e. axis-aligned rectangle) $H$ maximizing $f(H\\cap P)$. We consider the case where $f()$ is monotone decomposable, i.e. there exists a composition function $g()$ monotone in its two arguments such that $f(A)=g(f(A_1),f(A_2))$ for every subset $A\\subseteq P$ and every partition $\\{A_1,A_2\\}$ of $A$. In this context we propose a solution for the Optimal Planar Box problem which performs in the worst case $O(n^2\\lg n)$ score compositions and coordinate comparisons, and much less on other classes of instances defined by various measures of difficulty. A side result of its own interest is a fully dynamic \\textit{MCS Splay tree} data structure supporting insertions and deletions with the \\emph{dynamic finger} property, improving upon previous results [Cort\\'es et al., J.Alg. 2009].

  13. Calculation and Analysis of Lateral Frame of Streamlined Flat Concrete Box Girder%扁平流线型混凝土箱梁横向计算与分析

    张忠良

    2009-01-01

    结合厦门仙岳路高架桥工程,采用平面杆系程序和空间有限元分析程序,对扁平流线型箱梁的横向受力模式、跨中横隔板对箱梁的整体性的影响和腹板剪力分配规律进行研究.

  14. 附加轴向位移对薄壁箱梁翼板应力的影响%Influence of Additional Axial Displacement on Flange Stress of Thin-walled Box Girder

    冀伟; 吴焕庆; 刘世忠

    2013-01-01

    带有任意悬臂的梯形单箱单室箱梁,在定义其位移翘曲函数时,需要在全截面上附加一均匀的轴向位移,以使纵向位移在全截面上构成轴力自平衡.为确定附加轴向位移对箱梁上、下翼板应力的影响程度,首先定义剪滞翘曲函数分别取为2次、3次和4次抛物线,并考虑翼板宽度及其至截面形心轴距离的影响,利用截面轴力自平衡条件,建立了附加轴向位移的表达式,进而分析了其主要特点.然后用最小势能原理推导出控制微分方程和箱梁上、下翼板应力的求解方程.最后将文中计算方法所得结果、实测值和SAP板壳单元的计算结果进行对比,发现3者吻合良好.因此,在计算翼板应力时,考虑附加轴向位移与否对箱梁上、下翼板应力的影响程度均较小,可以忽略不计.

  15. 活性粉末混凝土与普通混凝土组合箱梁的受力性能%The Static and Dynamic Properties of Combination Box Girders Composed of Reactive Powder Concrete and Conventioal Concrete

    肖国梁; 高日; 李承根

    2004-01-01

    提出将活性粉末混凝土(Reactive Powder Concrete,以下简称RPC)与普通混凝土组合箱梁应用于实际工程的设计构想,并用有限元的方法分析了该箱梁的静力性能、破坏特征、自振周期以及在列车荷载作用下的动力响应.将分析与试验进行比较,得出该箱梁的性能良好和经济性好的结论.

  16. 浅谈客运专线支架现浇箱梁临近营业线施工的现场管理%Of Passenger Dedicated stent situ box girder near the construction site management of business lines

    王立军

    2012-01-01

    文章通过对京石客运专线JS-1标永定河特大桥支架现浇箱梁临近营运线施工现场管理过程的介绍,阐述了在临近既有线位置施工,支架现浇箱梁的现场管理方法及控制措施.

  17. Changes in position and quality of preferred nest box: effects on nest box use by laying hens

    Riber, Anja Brinch; Nielsen, Birte L.

    2013-01-01

    Using laying hens, we investigated whether position of a nest box, both within the pen and relative to other nest boxes, influenced the preference for a nest box, and how a sudden and marked change to the preferred box influenced the use of nest boxes by the hens. Groups (n=12) of 15 Isa Warren...... hens were housed in pens, each with five identical nest boxes in different positions: Two single (in a corner or not) and a triplet of nest boxes (one of which in a corner). The use of nest boxes was determined by the number of eggs laid daily in each box. Three experiments, each lasting 10 days, were...... carried out. First, the undisturbed use of each of the nest box types was investigated, and a strong preference (P<0.001) was found for single nest boxes in a corner, with 62% of the nest box eggs laid there. Second, each of the hen groups was moved to another pen allocated at random, and where the...

  18. Business plan PME.Box: internationalization to Spain

    Pinto, Diogo José Gomes Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    The document herein described, provides detailed information of the development of PME.BOX Business Plan regarding the expansion to a detailed overview of the business model and strategies that PME.BOX looks to implement in order to maximize its business reach and in turn generate revenue. PME.BOX (firm) is an IT start up firm based in Madan Par the commercial rights of pme.box (software). Pme.box is a touch management solution intended to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ...

  19. Rational design of organic superconductors through the use of the large, discrete molecular anions M(CF3)4-(M = Cu, Ag, Au) and SO3CF2CH2SF5-

    A new approach to synthesis of organic superconductors has recently been pioneered which involves the use of large discrete molecular anions as the charge-compensating entities in these charge transfer salts. The organic electron-donor molecule bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF or ET) has been electrocrystallized with the novel organometallic M(CF3)4- (M=Cu, Ag, Au) anions in a variety of 1,1,2-trihaloethane solvents. Over 20 organic superconductors have been synthesized which can be described by (ET)2M(CF3)4(1,1,2- trihaloethane). These solvated salts are shown to have highly anisotropic physical properties which can be tuned via modifications of each of their three molecular components: ET electron donor molecule, M(CF3)4- anion, and neutral 1,1,2- trihaloethane solvent molecule. Superconductivity has also been observed in an ET salt containing the discrete SF5CH2CF2SO3- anion with onset temperature near 5.2 K

  20. Reconciling White-Box and Black-Box Perspectives on Behavioral Self-adaptation

    Bruni, Roberto; Corradini, Andrea; Gadducci, Fabio; Hölzl, Matthias; Lluch Lafuente, Alberto; Vandin, Andrea; Wirsing, Martin

    This paper proposes to reconcile two perspectives on behavioral adaptation commonly taken at different stages of the engineering of autonomic computing systems. Requirements engineering activities often take a black-box perspective: A system is considered to be adaptive with respect to an...... environment whenever the system is able to satisfy its goals irrespectively of the environment perturbations. Modeling and programming engineering activities often take a white-box perspective: A system is equipped with suitable adaptation mechanisms and its behavior is classified as adaptive depending on...... whether the adaptation mechanisms are enacted or not. The proposed approach reconciles black- and white-box perspectives by proposing several notions of coherence between the adaptivity as observed by the two perspectives: These notions provide useful criteria for the system developer to assess and...

  1. 49 CFR 178.512 - Standards for steel or aluminum boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Standards for steel or aluminum boxes. 178.512... aluminum boxes. (a) The following are identification codes for steel or aluminum boxes: (1) 4A for a steel box; and (2) 4B for an aluminum box. (b) Construction requirements for steel or aluminum boxes are...

  2. 某单梁桥式起重机主梁有限元分析%Finite Element Analysis of Overhead Crane Girder

    2013-01-01

      以某起重量为3 t ,跨度为16.5 m的单梁电动葫芦桥式起重机主梁为例,运用有限元软件ANSYS采用自顶向下和自底向上相结合的方法建模,然后进行计算、分析,最后运用有限元计算结果校核主梁的强度、刚度,并提出了合理建议,为今后相近类型起重机主梁设计提供参考。%Taking an overhead crane with 16 .5 m span and 3 t lifting capacity as example ,combining the top-down method and down-top method ,the paper set up the the model of the crane girder by use of finite element software ANSYS .Then the intensity and toughness of the main beam was calculated and checked .Some reasonable suggestion was put forward for the design of overhead cranes in future .

  3. Adaptation of Black-Box Software Components

    Rolf Andreas Rasenack

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The globalization of the software market leads to crucial problems for software companies. More competition between software companies arises and leads to the force on companies to develop ever newer software products in ever shortened time interval. Therefore the time to market for software systems is shortened and obviously the product life cycle is shortened too. Thus software companies shortened the time interval for research and development. Due to the fact of competition between software companies software products have to develop low-priced and this leads to a smaller return on investment. A big challenge for software companies is the use of an effective research and development process to have these problems under control. A way to control these problems can be the reuse of existing software components and adapt those software components to new functionality or accommodate mismatched interfaces. Complete redevelopment of software products is more expensive and time consuming than to develop software components. The approach introduced here presents novel technique together with a supportive environment that enables developers to cope with the adaptability of black-box software components. A supportive environment will be designed that checks the compatibility of black-box software components with the assistance of their specifications. Generated adapter software components can take over the part of adaptation and advance the functionality. Besides, a pool of software components can be used to compose an application to satisfy customer needs. Certainly this pool of software components consists of black-box software components and adapter software components which can be connected on demand.

  4. Box codes of lengths 48 and 72

    Solomon, G.; Jin, Y.

    1993-11-01

    A self-dual code length 48, dimension 24, with Hamming distance essentially equal to 12 is constructed here. There are only six code words of weight eight. All the other code words have weights that are multiples of four and have a minimum weight equal to 12. This code may be encoded systematically and arises from a strict binary representation of the (8,4;5) Reed-Solomon (RS) code over GF (64). The code may be considered as six interrelated (8,7;2) codes. The Mattson-Solomon representation of the cyclic decomposition of these codes and their parity sums are used to detect an odd number of errors in any of the six codes. These may then be used in a correction algorithm for hard or soft decision decoding. A (72,36;15) box code was constructed from a (63,35;8) cyclic code. The theoretical justification is presented herein. A second (72,36;15) code is constructed from an inner (63,27;16) Bose Chaudhuri Hocquenghem (BCH) code and expanded to length 72 using box code algorithms for extension. This code was simulated and verified to have a minimum distance of 15 with even weight words congruent to zero modulo four. The decoding for hard and soft decision is still more complex than the first code constructed above. Finally, an (8,4;5) RS code over GF (512) in the binary representation of the (72,36;15) box code gives rise to a (72,36;16*) code with nine words of weight eight, and all the rest have weights greater than or equal to 16.

  5. Keller-box method and its application

    Prasad, Kerehalli V

    2014-01-01

    Most of the problems arising in science and engineering are nonlinear. They are inherently difficult to solve. Traditional analytical approximations are valid only for weakly nonlinear problems, and often break down for problems with strong nonlinearity. This book presents the current theoretical developments and applications of Keller-Box method to nonlinear problems. The first half of the bookaddresses basic concepts to understand the theoretical framework for the method. In the second half of the book, the authorsgive a number of examples of coupled nonlinear problems that have been solved

  6. Mirror box therapy: seeing is believing.

    Lamont, Kelly; Chin, May; Kogan, Mikhail

    2011-01-01

    Working with patients with different chronic pain syndromes can be challenging. Pharmacological therapies are often associated with variety of side effects. Mind-body modalities are thought to play a role; however, the lack of clear consensus and large body of clinical experience makes it hard to provide good evidence-based recommendation to most of our chronic pain patients. In recent years the Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) and to some degree Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) may prove to be an exception. In this review we summarize the current evidence supporting use of Mirror Box Therapy and its successor, Immersive Virtual Reality. PMID:22051561

  7. The Transformation of the "Black Box"

    JIMENEZ DOMENECH, LUCIA

    2012-01-01

    The idea of this project is to convert an old office building downtown into an energy-neutral high-rise village. The assignment contained the office building located in the city centre of Groningen at Eendrachtskade 2, commonly called the "Black Box". It was built in 1976, and the actual technical condition is poor with inadequate insulation. When the building remains empty in 2014, the most obvious next thing to happen is the demolition. But, due to climate impact, the objective is to reuse ...

  8. Test procedure for boxed waste assay system

    This document, prepared by Los Alamos National Laboratory's NMT-4 group, details the test methodology and requirements for Acceptance/Qualification testing of a Boxed Waste Assay System (BWAS) designed and constructed by Pajarito Scientific Corporation. Testing of the BWAS at the Plutonium Facility (TA55) at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be performed to ascertain system adherence to procurement specification requirements. The test program shall include demonstration of conveyor handling capabilities, gamma ray energy analysis, and imaging passive/active neutron accuracy and sensitivity. Integral to these functions is the system's embedded operating and data reduction software

  9. Box model for channels of human migration

    Vitanov, Nikolay K

    2016-01-01

    We discuss a mathematical model of migration channel based on the truncated Waring distribution. The truncated Waring distribution is obtained for a more general model of motion of substance through a channel containing finite number of boxes. The model is applied then for case of migrants moving through a channel consisting of finite number of countries or cities. The number of migrants in the channel strongly depends on the number of migrants that enter the channel through the country of entrance. It is shown that if the final destination country is very popular then large percentage of migrants may concentrate there.

  10. Radiometry of radiochemical processing plant box

    Radiometry method is used to detect shielding losses in the newly designed processing plants, to control the personnel exposure handling the radioactivity. The acceptable radiation level in occupied area at the working place, as per AERB regulatory guidelines is 1 μSv/h (0.1mR/h). Hence a stringent control on the shielding is mandatory. The shielding integrity was evaluated using a sealed source of 900 mCi 60Co (1.17 MeV and 1.33 MeV g photons of 100% abundance), by radiometry at -the newly designed 100 mm lead shielded SS 6 cell -plant box used for processing 5 -10Ci of 32P, 51Cr,153Sm, 177Lu, 166Ho etc. The radiometry source introduced into plant box through the loading chamber in H2 can (Dia. 25 mm and length 40 mm) was loaded in the plant. MS stand was fabricated and used for housing the radiometry source at different elevations (300, 600 and 900 mm). The stand was kept in the center of the plant at different locations viz., 845 mm, 1445 mm and 2045 mm distance from one side. The transmitted radiation field was mapped using radiation survey meter at marked grid segments of 100 mm x 100 mm in all sides and top of the plant box. The transmitted radiation field in all sides and top of the plant box were mapped using radiation survey meter. At certain grids the radiation levels indicated shielding losses, all such cavities were filled up, the gap was plugged and the radiometry dose mapping was repeated. Due to this rectification, radiation level at most of the places was reduced and the results showed that the shielding had improved. There was higher transmitted radiation field on the plant during opening of sliding doors. Whenever doors are opened during some work, alarm of audio alarm system indicates door opening condition. Installation of the same had been made mandatory to control occupational exposure. The radiation level may not exceed the limit of 1 μ iSv/h for the permanent occupancy of lab personnel at the working place

  11. Smart Distribution Boxes, Complete Energy Management

    Platise, Uros

    2010-09-15

    Present households demand side management implementations are turning conventional appliances into smart ones to support auto demand (AutoDR) response function. Present concept features a direct link between the power meters and appliances. In this paper new concept and example of implementation of a so-called Smart Distribution Box (SmartDB) is represented for complete energy and power management. SmartDBs, as an intermediate layer, are extending smart grid power meter functionality to support AutoDR with fast and guaranteed response times, distributed power sources, and besides provide full control over energy management and extra safety functions to the consumers.

  12. LHC Crab Cavity Coupler Test Boxes

    Mitchell, James; Burt, Graeme; Calaga, Rama; Macpherson, Alick; Montesinos, Eric; Silva, Subashini; Tutte, Adam; Xiao, Binping

    2016-01-01

    The LHC double quarter wave (DQW) crab cavities have two different types of Higher Order Mode (HOM) couplers in addition to a fundamental power coupler (FPC). The FPC requires conditioning, so to achieve this we have designed a radio-frequency (RF) quarter wave resonator to provide high transmission between two opposing FPCs. For the HOM couplers we must ensure that the stop-band filter is positioned at the cavity frequency and that peak transmission occurs at the same frequencies as the strongest HOMs. We have designed two test boxes which preserve the cavity spectral response in order to test the couplers.

  13. Slepton pair production in the POWHEG BOX

    We present an implementation for slepton pair production at hadron colliders in the POWHEG BOX, a framework for combining next-to-leading order QCD calculations with parton-shower Monte-Carlo programs. Our code provides a SUSY Les Houches Accord interface for setting the supersymmetric input parameters. Decays of the sleptons and parton-shower effects are simulated with PYTHIA. Our Monte-Carlo program allows the generation of events, and thus of arbitrary distributions with appropriate selection cuts. Kinematic distributions of experimentally observable quantities are shown for a representative point in the supersymmetric parameter space.

  14. Seismic stability of a standalone glove box structure

    Highlights: • Glove box is a leak tight, safety related structure used for handling radiotoxic materials. • To study the seismic performance of a freestanding glove box, extensive shake table testing has been carried out. • Glove box maintained structural integrity and leak tightness up to design basis earthquake loading. • Detailed three-dimensional finite element model of the structure is developed and analyzed by using direct time integration methods. • Simplified numerical method is proposed and successfully applied, to quickly estimate sliding displacement and determine upper bounds for it. - Abstract: In a nuclear fuel cycle facility, radiotoxic materials are being handled in freestanding leak tight enclosures called glove boxes (GBs). These glove boxes act as a primary confinement for the radiotoxic materials. Glove boxes are designed as per codal requirements for class I component. They are designed to withstand extreme level of earthquake loading with a return period of 10,000 years. To evaluate seismic performance of the glove box, there is a need to check the stability (sliding and overturning), structural integrity (stresses and strains) and leak tightness under earthquake loading. Extensive shake table experiments were conducted on a single standalone glove box. Actual laboratory conditions were simulated during testing to check the response. After extensive shake table testing, glove box structure was also analyzed using finite element (FE) software. Detailed three-dimensional model of glove box structure was developed and analyzed using nonlinear time history method. It was observed that finite element methods could be utilized to accurately predict dynamic response of glove box structure. This paper discusses the details and results of shake table testing and methodology used for modelling and analysing freestanding glove box structure under seismic loading. In addition, simplified numerical procedure, developed using energy conservation

  15. Seismic stability of a standalone glove box structure

    Saraswat, A., E-mail: anupams@barc.gov.in [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Reddy, G.R. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Ghosh, S. [Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (India); Ghosh, A.K.; Kumar, Arun [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Glove box is a leak tight, safety related structure used for handling radiotoxic materials. • To study the seismic performance of a freestanding glove box, extensive shake table testing has been carried out. • Glove box maintained structural integrity and leak tightness up to design basis earthquake loading. • Detailed three-dimensional finite element model of the structure is developed and analyzed by using direct time integration methods. • Simplified numerical method is proposed and successfully applied, to quickly estimate sliding displacement and determine upper bounds for it. - Abstract: In a nuclear fuel cycle facility, radiotoxic materials are being handled in freestanding leak tight enclosures called glove boxes (GBs). These glove boxes act as a primary confinement for the radiotoxic materials. Glove boxes are designed as per codal requirements for class I component. They are designed to withstand extreme level of earthquake loading with a return period of 10,000 years. To evaluate seismic performance of the glove box, there is a need to check the stability (sliding and overturning), structural integrity (stresses and strains) and leak tightness under earthquake loading. Extensive shake table experiments were conducted on a single standalone glove box. Actual laboratory conditions were simulated during testing to check the response. After extensive shake table testing, glove box structure was also analyzed using finite element (FE) software. Detailed three-dimensional model of glove box structure was developed and analyzed using nonlinear time history method. It was observed that finite element methods could be utilized to accurately predict dynamic response of glove box structure. This paper discusses the details and results of shake table testing and methodology used for modelling and analysing freestanding glove box structure under seismic loading. In addition, simplified numerical procedure, developed using energy conservation

  16. Teaching Outside the Box: ARL Librarians' Integration of the "One- Box" into Student Instruction

    Kulp, Christina; McCain, Cheryl; Scrivener, Laurie

    2014-01-01

    This article reports the results of a survey that targeted reference and instruction librarians who work at libraries that are members of the Asso- ciation of Research Libraries (ARL). Respondents were asked to indicate whether or not they teach students to use the one-box tool, and why or why not. Based on the responses of the 352 librarians who…

  17. Hairy Black Holes in a Box

    Basu, Pallab; Subramanian, P N Bala

    2016-01-01

    We do a systematic study of the phases of gravity coupled to an electromagnetic field and charged scalar in flat space, with box boundary conditions. The scalar-less box has previously been investigated by Braden, Brown, Whiting and York (and others) before AdS/CFT and we elaborate and extend their results in a language more familiar from holography. The phase diagram of the system is analogous to that of AdS black holes, but we emphasize the differences and explain their origin. Once the scalar is added, we show that the system admits both boson stars as well as hairy black holes as solutions, providing yet another way to evade flat space no-hair theorems. Furthermore both these solutions can exist as stable phases in regions of the phase diagram. The final picture of the phases that emerges is strikingly similar to that found recently for holographic superconductors in global AdS, arXiv: 1602.07211. Our construction lays bare certain previously unnoticed subtleties associated to the definition quasi-local c...

  18. Roles of F-box Proteins in Plant Hormone Responses

    Haichuan YU; Jiao WU; Nanfei XU; Ming PENG

    2007-01-01

    The F-box protein is an important component of the E3 ubiquitin ligase Skpl-Cullin-F-box protein complex. It binds specific substrates for ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis. The F-box proteins contain a signature F-box motif at their amino-terminus and some protein-protein interaction motifs at their carboxyterminus, such as Trp-Asp repeats or leucine rich repeats. Many F-box proteins have been identified to be involved in plant hormone response as receptors or important medial components. These breakthrough findings shed light on our current understanding of the structure and function of the various F-box proteins,their related plant hormone signaling pathways, and their roles in regulating plant development.

  19. Software sensors based on the grey-box modelling approach

    Carstensen, J.; Harremoës, P.; Strube, Rune

    1996-01-01

    In recent years the grey-box modelling approach has been applied to wastewater transportation and treatment Grey-box models are characterized by the combination of deterministic and stochastic terms to form a model where all the parameters are statistically identifiable from the on......-box model for the specific dynamics is identified. Similarly, an on-line software sensor for detecting the occurrence of backwater phenomena can be developed by comparing the dynamics of a flow measurement with a nearby level measurement. For treatment plants it is found that grey-box models applied to on......-line measurements. With respect to the development of software sensors, the grey-box models possess two important features. Firstly, the on-line measurements can be filtered according to the grey-box model in order to remove noise deriving from the measuring equipment and controlling devices. Secondly, the grey...

  20. Cash Flow Prediction Using a Grey-Box Model

    Pang, Yang; Opong, Kwaku; Moutinho, Luia; Li, Yun

    2015-01-01

    This paper tackles the problem of financial forecasting by extending methods developed in automation, engineering and computing science. Current methods existing in the literature for firm-level cash flows are first analysed. Then a grey-box modelling method is developed to elevate the performance of cash-flow prediction. Linear panel data modelling is used as a benchmark model. Experiments with out-of-sample tests are used to validate the grey-box approach. Encouragingly, nonlinear grey-box ...

  1. Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics

    Peralta, Denis

    2016-01-01

    The big-box retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Target have become the focus of many studies researching their impacts on local economic outcomes. This dissertation studies three related topics: (i) the dynamic interrelationship among the presence of the big-box stores, retail wage, and employment, (ii) the impact of the big-box retailers on personal income growth, and (iii) the dynamic interrelationship between the presence of big-box retailers and personal income growth. The research draws i...

  2. Ion-wake Field inside a Glass Box

    Chen, Mudi; Zhang, Bo; Matthews, Lorin S; Hyde, Truell W

    2016-01-01

    The confinement provided by a glass box is proving ideal for the formation of vertically aligned structures and a convenient method for controlling the number of dust particles comprising these dust structures, as well as their size and shape. In this paper, the electronic confinement of the glass box is mapped and the particle interactions between the particle pairs inside the glass box are measured. The ion-wake field is shown to exist within the glass box and its vertical and horizontal extent is measured.

  3. New approaches to glove box design at Hanford

    Glove boxes provide the primary environmental containment system for plutonium processing operations at US Dept. of Energy (DOE)-owned facilities such as Rockwell Hanford. As noted in previous presentations, glove box designs and operations have evolved through stages that are a result of advances in processing techniques, new regulatory requirements, and cost escalation. These factors will continue to influence the current glove box designs and operations. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss required upgrades and changes that are being incorporated into glove boxes being installed at Rockwell Hanford and other DOE installations or are being evaluated for future upgrades

  4. Automated outlier detection framework for identifying damage states in multi-girder steel bridges using long-term wireless monitoring data

    O'Connor, Sean M.; Zhang, Yilan; Lynch, Jerome P.

    2015-04-01

    Advances in wireless sensor technology have enabled low cost and extremely scalable sensing platforms prompting high density sensor installations. High density long-term monitoring generates a wealth of sensor data demanding an efficient means of data storage and data processing for information extraction that is pertinent to the decision making of bridge owners. This paper reports on decision making inferences drawn from automated data processing of long-term highway bridge data. The Telegraph Road Bridge (TRB) demonstration testbed for sensor technology innovation and data processing tool development has been instrumented with a long-term wireless structural monitoring system that has been in operation since September 2011. The monitoring system has been designed to specifically address stated concerns by the Michigan Department of Transportation regarding pin and hanger steel girder bridges. The sensing strategy consists of strain, acceleration and temperature sensors deployed in a manner to track specific damage modalities common to multigirder steel concrete composite bridges using link plate assemblies. To efficiently store and process long-term sensor data, the TRB monitoring system operates around the SenStore database system. SenStore combines sensor data with bridge information (e.g., material properties, geometry, boundary conditions) and exposes an application programming interface to enable automated data extraction by processing tools. Large long-term data sets are modeled for environmental and operational influence by regression methods. Response processes are defined by statistical parameters extracted from long-term data and used to automate decision support in an outlier detection, or statistical process control, framework.

  5. Stationary seismic analysis of multi-span simply supported girder bridge%多跨简支梁桥平稳地震响应分析

    马青青; 张鸿儒

    2013-01-01

    应用单位脉冲函数,建立了简支梁桥的纵向振动频响函数方程,基于传递函数,提出了用于求解多跨简支梁桥纵向位移和轴力的动态频响函数的计算方法.以六跨简支梁桥为算例,求解了跨中最大位移和轴力,并给出了脉冲荷载作用下相应的傅里叶振幅谱.结果表明,中间各跨跨中位移较大,两侧跨中轴力较大,响应谱的变化规律与位移和轴力的变化一致.%Based on the unit impulse function principle, the frequency response function equation of longitudinal vibration for simply supported beam bridge is established. According to the transfer matrix principle, the calculation method of the dynamic frequency response function for the vertical displacement and axial force of multi-span simply supported beam bridge is proposed. Taking six cross-simply supported girder bridge as an example, the maximum displacement and axial force are solved, and the corresponding Fourier amplitude spectrum under pulse loads is provided. The calculation results show that the mid-pan displacement in the middle of the bridge is bigger than that in the side of the bridge, but the axial force shows an inverse tendency. The changes of the amplitude spectrums are consistent with the displacement and axial force respectively.

  6. Dream Box Learning. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "DreamBox Learning" is a supplemental online mathematics program that provides adaptive instruction for students in grades K-5 and focuses on number and operations, place value, and number sense. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified one study of "DreamBox Learning" that both falls within the scope of the Elementary…

  7. Effect of auricular acupuncture on oxygen consumption of boxing athletes

    LIN Zen-Pin; WANG Chung-Yuan; JANO Tsong-Rong; MA Tso-chiang; CHIA Fan; LIN Jaung-Geng; HSU Jen-Jeng; HO Tsung-Jung

    2009-01-01

    @@ Boxing is an official sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the fast development of world-class high strength training and sport science has made a significant impact on scientific training. Boxing needs high cardio-respiratory function, speed, muscle strength, and anaerobic and intensive physical demands including weight control covering the grading of athlete's.

  8. Wind Speed Prediction Using Box-Jenkins Method

    Helga Silaghi

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the Box-Jenkins method used for wind speed prediction. Box-Jenkins methodology finds the best fit of a time series to past values in order to make forecasts. This methodology uses the autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions.

  9. Olympic Sports(ⅩⅣ):Boxing

    姜全红

    2004-01-01

    Boxing has a long sporting history.The earliest evidence of boxing is found in Egypt around 3000 B.C.The sport was introduced to the Olympic Games by the Greeks in the late 7th century B.C.. Greek boxers used thongs of soft leather to bind their hands

  10. Decontamination and dismantling of large plutonium-contamined glove boxes

    This report describes the work performed in the frame of two C.E.C. - Contracts FI1D-002400-B Decommissioning of very large glove boxes and FI1D-0058 Decommissioning of a complex glove box structure to be dismounted partially on place. Detailed information is given about each glove box. The selection of the solution Transportation of the glove boxes to a specialized dismantling plant is justified. The necessary contacts inside the BELGONUCLEAIRE MOX plant and between the latter and other organizations are explained. The problems of manipulating large gloves are listed and the retained solution of building a so called Stiffening frame around each glove box is described. Furthermore information is given concerning required operators time for cleaning, manipulating, packing and dismantling together with received doses and quantities of waste produced. Concerning the glove box unit partially to be dismounted on place, detailed information is given about the way the glove boxes have been treated prior to this partial dismantling on place and about the way this partial dismantling has been performed. From these results one can conclude that such a delicate task can be performed without major difficulties. Finally information is given of the decontamination test of a highly Pu contaminated glove box with freon with rather poor results and of the preliminary CO2 blasting tests on non active samples

  11. Faster Black-Box Algorithms Through Higher Arity Operators

    Doerr, Benjamin; Johannsen, Daniel; Kötzing, Timo; Lehre, Per Kristian; Wagner, Markus; Winzen, Carola

    We extend the work of Lehre and Witt (GECCO 2010) on the unbiased black-box model by considering higher arity variation operators. In particular, we show that already for binary operators the black-box complexity of LeadingOnes drops from (n2) for unary operators to O(n log n). For OneMax, the (n...

  12. Getting started with Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Dash, Pradyumna

    2013-01-01

    A step-by-step guide that will show you how to install, configure, and manage VirtualBox.This book is for system administrators, technical architects, and virtualization enthusiasts who want to learn how to set up a virtual machine. Knowledge of the Linux environment is expected. Prior experience with VirtualBox or knowledge of virtualization is not required.

  13. A System for Cooling inside a Glove Box

    Sanz, Martial

    2010-01-01

    An easy, efficient, reliable, and low-cost method of constructing a cooling system using a simple circulating pump is described. The system is employed in conjunction with an inert atmosphere glove box to achieve the synthesis of air- and moisture-sensitive compounds inside the glove box at controlled, low temperatures without contaminating the…

  14. Aspect ratio dependence in magnetorotational instability shearing box simulations

    Bodo, G; Cattaneo, F; Rossi, P; Ferrari, A

    2008-01-01

    Aims: We study the changes in the properties of turbulence driven by the magnetorotational instability in a shearing box, as the computational domain size in the radial direction is varied relative to the height Methods: We perform 3D simulations in the shearing box approximation, with a net magnetic flux, and we consider computational domains with different aspect ratios Results: We find that in boxes of aspect ratio unity the transport of angular momentum is strongly intermittent and dominated by channel solutions in agreement with previous work. In contrast, in boxes with larger aspect ratio, the channel solutions and the associated intermittent behavior disappear. Conclusions: There is strong evidence that, as the aspect ratio becomes larger, the characteristics of the solution become aspect ratio independent. We conclude that shearing box calculations with aspect ratio unity or near unity may introduce spurious effects.

  15. Getting started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

    Brown, Stuart Arthur

    2013-01-01

    A practical and fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to simplify and streamline virtual desktops so you get a production-quality solution while instantly lowering your costs and improving security.Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is great for IT professionals who are new to VDI-in-a-Box and who are looking for a good grounding in the product. You may be planning to research VDI-in-a-Box in more detail, or you may be tasked with researching how VDI-in-a-Box could improve the productivity of your organization. No prior knowledge of VDI-in-a-Box is required, just a

  16. Design of (70+125+70) m Continuous Girder Bridge by Swing Method Crossing above Existing Railways%(70+125+70)m跨铁路转体连续梁桥设计

    刘润舟

    2013-01-01

    Crossing above both the Nanchang-Jiujiang Intercity Railway and Beijing-Kowloon Railway, the main bridge of Gong’an Bridge is a continuous prestressed concrete girder bridge with the span arrangement of (70+125+70)meters. This thesis introduced how to select the bridge site and bridge type, how to design the bridge structure, how to select the calculation parameters, and how to erect the girder by swing method. Meanwhile, by using finite element software named Dr. Bridge, the bridge structure was calculated and analyzed longitudinally and transversely, and the results show that all the structural strengths, stresses, displacements, etc. can accord with the relevant provisions of the design codes.%共安大桥主桥上跨昌九城际、京九铁路,采用(70+125+70) m预应力混凝土连续梁,对桥位和桥型确定、桥梁结构设计和计算参数选取,以及转体施工方案进行介绍。采用有限元软件桥梁博士对桥梁结构进行纵向计算分析,结果表明结构强度、应力、位移等均满足设计规范的有关规定。

  17. Opening up a Colourful Cosmic Jewel Box

    2009-10-01

    The combination of images taken by three exceptional telescopes, the ESO Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal , the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, has allowed the stunning Jewel Box star cluster to be seen in a whole new light. Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation of Crux. The Kappa Crucis Cluster, also known as NGC 4755 or simply the "Jewel Box" is just bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye. It was given its nickname by the English astronomer John Herschel in the 1830s because the striking colour contrasts of its pale blue and orange stars seen through a telescope reminded Herschel of a piece of exotic jewellery. Open clusters [1] such as NGC 4755 typically contain anything from a few to thousands of stars that are loosely bound together by gravity. Because the stars all formed together from the same cloud of gas and dust their ages and chemical makeup are similar, which makes them ideal laboratories for studying how stars evolve. The position of the cluster amongst the rich star fields and dust clouds of the southern Milky Way is shown in the very wide field view generated from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 data. This image also includes one of the stars of the Southern Cross as well as part of the huge dark cloud of the Coal Sack [2]. A new image taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the cluster and its rich surroundings in all their multicoloured glory. The large field of view of the WFI shows a vast number of stars. Many are located behind the dusty clouds of the Milky Way and therefore appear red [3]. The FORS1 instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) allows a much closer look at the cluster itself. The telescope's huge mirror

  18. On (2,3)-agreeable Box Societies

    Abrahams, Michael; Zell, Thierry

    2009-01-01

    The notion of $(k,m)$-agreeable society was introduced by Deborah Berg et al.: a family of convex subsets of $\\R^d$ is called $(k,m)$-agreeable if any subfamily of size $m$ contains at least one non-empty $k$-fold intersection. In that paper, the $(k,m)$-agreeability of a convex family was shown to imply the existence of a subfamily of size $\\beta n$ with non-empty intersection, where $n$ is the size of the original family and $\\beta\\in[0,1]$ is an explicit constant depending only on $k,m$ and $d$. The quantity $\\beta(k,m,d)$ is called the minimal \\emph{agreement proportion} for a $(k,m)$-agreeable family in $\\R^d$. If we only assume that the sets are convex, simple examples show that $\\beta=0$ for $(k,m)$-agreeable families in $\\R^d$ where $kboxes, i.e. cuboids with sides parallel to the coordinates hyperplanes. We derive explicit formulas for the first non-trivial case: the case...

  19. A formula for lubrication of journal boxes

    Gimayev, R.N.; Aliyev, R.A.; Dolukhanov, R.Ts.; Kondrasheva, N.K.; Ol' kov, P.L.; Rogacheva, O.I.; Spivak, Ye.A.

    1982-01-01

    In order to improve lubricating properties of oils used for journal boxes, an extract that boils off at 275-470/sup 0/, 60-75, is used, with a thermal cracking residue that is ADS 25-40. The latter consists of oil fraction extracts in a mixture with a catalytically cracked heavy gasoil (low-coking). Thus, content of aromatic hydrocarbons and asphalt-tar substances determines its positive lubricating properties. Example: the lubricant derived by direct compounding of a selectively cleaned oil fraction extract (SE), having a boiling temp. of 275-470/sup 0/, thermal ADS cracking residue and density of 1.100 is prepared with a component ratio 75:25. The derived oil has a viscosity of 42.0 sSt/50/sup 0/; dynamic viscosity 110 pz/-10/sup 0/; boiling temp. in an open crucible is 140/sup 0/; congelation temp. -42/sup 0/; critical loading, determined by a four-bearing friction machine, 85 kgs; thickness of lubricating layer, determined by centrifuge, 3.35 mkm. Comparison of physicochemical properties of the given and known lubricants shows that the tested item has better viscosity and lubricating characteristics. Oil test samples satisfy all GOST 610-72 requirements for summer-type axle oils.

  20. Non-signaling boxes and quantum logics

    Using a quantum logic approach we analyze the structure of the so-called non-signaling theories respecting relativistic causality, but allowing correlations violating bounds imposed by quantum mechanics such as CHSH inequality. We discuss the relations among such theories, quantum mechanics, and classical physics. Our main result is the construction of a probability theory adequate for the simplest instance of a non-signaling theory—the two non-signaling boxes world—in which we exhibit its differences in comparison with classical and quantum probabilities. We show that the question of whether such a theory can be treated as a kind of ‘generalization’ of the quantum theory of the two-qubit system cannot be answered positively. Some of its features put it closer to the quantum world—on the one hand, for example, the measurements are destructive, though on the other hand the Heisenberg uncertainty relations are not satisfied. Another interesting property contrasting it from quantum mechanics is that the subset of ‘classically correlated states’, i.e. the states with only classical correlations, does not reproduce the classical world of the two two-state systems. Our results establish a new link between quantum information theory and the well-developed theory of quantum logics. (paper)

  1. Probability boxes on totally preordered spaces for multivariate modelling

    Troffaes, Matthias C M; 10.1016/j.ijar.2011.02.001

    2011-01-01

    A pair of lower and upper cumulative distribution functions, also called probability box or p-box, is among the most popular models used in imprecise probability theory. They arise naturally in expert elicitation, for instance in cases where bounds are specified on the quantiles of a random variable, or when quantiles are specified only at a finite number of points. Many practical and formal results concerning p-boxes already exist in the literature. In this paper, we provide new efficient tools to construct multivariate p-boxes and develop algorithms to draw inferences from them. For this purpose, we formalise and extend the theory of p-boxes using Walley's behavioural theory of imprecise probabilities, and heavily rely on its notion of natural extension and existing results about independence modeling. In particular, we allow p-boxes to be defined on arbitrary totally preordered spaces, hence thereby also admitting multivariate p-boxes via probability bounds over any collection of nested sets. We focus on t...

  2. Measure Guideline: Optimizing the Configuration of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes

    Beach, R.; Burdick, A.

    2014-03-01

    This measure guideline offers additional recommendations to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system designers for optimizing flexible duct, constant-volume HVAC systems using junction boxes within Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual D guidance (Rutkowski, H. Manual D -- Residential Duct Systems, 3rd edition, Version 1.00. Arlington, VA: Air Conditioning Contractors of America, 2009.). IBACOS used computational fluid dynamics software to explore and develop guidance to better control the airflow effects of factors that may impact pressure losses within junction boxes among various design configurations (Beach, R., Prahl, D., and Lange, R. CFD Analysis of Flexible Duct Junction Box Design. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, submitted for publication 2013). These recommendations can help to ensure that a system aligns more closely with the design and the occupants' comfort expectations. Specifically, the recommendations described herein show how to configure a rectangular box with four outlets, a triangular box with three outlets, metal wyes with two outlets, and multiple configurations for more than four outlets. Designers of HVAC systems, contractors who are fabricating junction boxes on site, and anyone using the ACCA Manual D process for sizing duct runs will find this measure guideline invaluable for more accurately minimizing pressure losses when using junction boxes with flexible ducts.

  3. Bayesian spatio-temporal kriging with misspecified black-box

    Faye, Papa-Abdulaye; faye, Papa Abdoulaye; Druilhet, Pierre; Azzaoui, Nourddine; Yao, Anne-Françoise

    2015-01-01

    We propose a new algorithm for spatio-temporal prediction. At a given time t, we use a Bayesian kriging model for spatial prediction. The temporal evolution from t to t + 1 is given by a deterministic black-box which can be a complex numerical code or a partial differential equation. As often in practice, the black-box is misspecified, in the sense that its parameters are imprecisely known or may be varying randomly over time. At time t, we use the black-box to obtain a rough prediction at ti...

  4. Patent Boxes Design, Patents Location and Local R&D

    Annette Alstadsæter; Salvador Barrios; Nicodème, Gaëtan J.A.; Agnieszka Skonieczna; Antonio Vezzani

    2015-01-01

    Patent boxes have been heavily debated for their role in corporate tax competition. This paper uses firm-level data for the period 2000-2011 for the top 2,000 corporate research and development (R&D) investors worldwide to consider the determinants of patent registration across a large sample of countries. Importantly, we disentangle the effects of corporate income taxation from the tax advantage of patent boxes. We also exploit a new and original dataset on patent box features such as the co...

  5. Patent Boxes Design, Patents Location and Local R&D

    Annette Alstadsæter; Salvador Barrios; Gaëtan Nicodème; Agnieszka Maria Skonieczna; Antonio Vezzani

    2015-01-01

    Patent boxes have been heavily debated for their role in corporate tax competition.This paper uses firm-level data for the period 2000-2011 for the top 2,000 corporate R&D investors worldwide to consider the determinants of patent registration across a large sample of countries. Importantly, we disentangle the effects of corporate income taxation from the tax advantage of patent boxes. We also exploit a new and original dataset on patent box features such as the conditionality on performing r...

  6. The AirQuality SenseBox

    Demuth, Dustin; Nuest, Daniel; Bröring, Arne; Pebesma, Edzer

    2013-04-01

    In the past year, a group of open hardware enthusiasts and citizen scientists had large success in the crowd-funding of an open hardware-based sensor platform for air quality monitoring, called the Air Quality Egg. Via the kickstarter platform, the group was able to collect triple the amount of money than needed to fulfill their goals. Data generated by the Air Quality Egg is pushed to the data logging platform cosm.com, which makes the devices a part of the Internet of Things. The project aims at increasing the participation of citizens in the collection of data, the development of sensors, the operation of sensor stations, and, as data on cosm is publicly available, the sharing, visualization and analysis of data. Air Quality Eggs can measure NO2 and CO concentrations, as well as relative humidity and temperature. The chosen sensors are low-cost and have limited precision and accurracy. The Air Quality Egg consists of a stationary outdoor and a stationary indoor unit. Each outdoor unit will wirelessly transmit air quality measurements to the indoor unit, which forwards the data to cosm. Most recent versions of the Air Quality Egg allow a rough calibration of the gas sensors and on-the-fly conversion from raw sensor readings (impedance) to meaningful air quality data expressed in units of parts per billion. Data generated by these low-cost platforms are not intended to replace well-calibrated official monitoring stations, but rather augment the density of the total monitoring network with citizen sensors. To improve the usability of the Air Quality Egg, we present a new and more advanced concept, called the AirQuality SenseBox. We made the outdoor platform more autonomous and location-aware by adding solarpanels and rechargeable batteries as a power source. The AirQuality SenseBox knows its own position from a GPS device attached to the platform. As a mobile sensor platform, it can for instance be attached to vehicles. A low-cost and low-power wireless chipset

  7. Experts’ Misinterpretation of Box Plots – a Dual Processing Approach

    Stephanie Lem

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have shown that students often misinterpret the area of the box in box plots as representing the frequency or proportion of observations in that interval, while it actually represents density. This misinterpretation has been shown to be based on the saliency of this area and can be explained by heuristic reasoning as defined by dual process theories. In this study we tested whether expert users of box plots also display this misinterpretation and show signs of the same heuristic reasoning as found in students. Using a reaction time test, we found signs of heuristic reasoning in experts, both with respect to accuracy and reaction times. If even experts have difficulty interpreting box plots, one can question whether these are an appropriate form of representation to use when reporting data and deserve the prominent place they currently have in the statistics curriculum.

  8. Gray-box modelling approach for description of storage tunnel

    Harremoës, Poul; Carstensen, Jacob

    1999-01-01

    The dynamics of a storage tunnel is examined using a model based on on-line measured data and a combination of simple deterministic and black-box stochastic elements. This approach, called gray-box modeling, is a new promising methodology for giving an on-line state description of sewer systems. ...... and implemented in a SCADA system because the most important information on the specific system is provided on-line......The dynamics of a storage tunnel is examined using a model based on on-line measured data and a combination of simple deterministic and black-box stochastic elements. This approach, called gray-box modeling, is a new promising methodology for giving an on-line state description of sewer systems...

  9. BoxLib with Tiling: An AMR Software Framework

    Zhang, Weiqun; Day, Marcus; Nguyen, Tan; Shalf, John; Unat, Didem

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we introduce a block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) software framework that incorporates tiling, a well-known loop transformation. Because the multiscale, multiphysics codes built in BoxLib are designed to solve complex systems at high resolution, performance on current and next generation architectures is essential. With the expectation of many more cores per node on next generation architectures, the ability to effectively utilize threads within a node is essential, and the current model for parallelization will not be sufficient. We describe a new version of BoxLib in which the tiling constructs are embedded so that BoxLib-based applications can easily realize expected performance gains without extra effort on the part of the application developer. We also discuss a path forward to enable future versions of BoxLib to take advantage of NUMA-aware optimizations using the TiDA portable library.

  10. Confirmation test on confinement performance of improved glove box

    Glove boxes are used at nuclear facilities to confine radioactive materials by ensuring a high level of airtightness and negative internal pressure. The allowable rate of air leakage is 0.1% vol/hr or less at the pre-service inspection. The negative pressure value is normally maintained at about -30 mm H2 O. Structural strength and confinement reliability of glove boxes during earthquake are major concerns, and most important glove boxes are designed to withstand seismic class A events is Japan. This paper describes vibration tests done to confirm that improve large-sized glove boxes maintain their confinement performance and structural strength even during earthquake and that the design analysis methods used are appropriate. (author). 1 ref., 6 figs., 3 tabs

  11. Sizing Procedures for a Fibre Reinforced Plastic Box

    K. Kamal

    1992-10-01

    Full Text Available A fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP box is an important class of structural component employed as the bending, torsion, or bending-torsion load bearing member in the modern light- weight structures. This paper presents various steps involved in the design of such a box beginning with preliminary analysis and optimization to the final sizing. The box made up of carbon fibre composite is a typical numerical example of such FRP construction. Numerical results obtained from the static stress analysis, the panel buckling analysis and the structural optimization as used for this sizing exercise, are presented. It is believed that the complete procedure of analysis using finite element method and then sizing of any FRP box in a comprehensive way, is reported for the first time.

  12. Fusion welded fabrication of unshielded steel glove boxes

    This Specification deals with the manufacture, testing, inspection and delivery of fabricated glove boxes, including such internal and/or external fittings as are shown on the relevant drawings. (author)

  13. Fusion welded fabrication of unshielded steel glove boxes

    This part of the Specification together with Part 1 covers the manufacture, testing, inspection and delivery of stainless steel glove boxes including such fittings internally and externally as shown on relevant drawings. (author)

  14. 49 CFR 178.516 - Standards for fiberboard boxes.

    2010-10-01

    ... wooden frame or be entirely of wood or other suitable material. Reinforcements of wooden battens or other... resistant adhesive must be used. (5) Boxes must be designed so as to provide a snug fit to the contents....

  15. Necropsy Report - Eaastern Pipistrelle Box Culvert I-55 Grenada, MS

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Necropsy report of a eastern pipisttrelle tricolored bat found dead in a box culvert along I55, near Grenada, MS provides no indication of whitenose syndrome.

  16. Black-Box Policy Search with Probabilistic Programs

    van de Meent, Jan-Willem; Tolpin, David; Paige, Brooks; Wood, Frank

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we explore how probabilistic programs can be used to represent policies in sequential decision problems. In this formulation, a probabilistic program is a black-box stochastic simulator for both the problem domain and the agent. We relate classic policy gradient techniques to recently introduced black-box variational methods which generalize to probabilistic program inference. We present case studies in the Canadian traveler problem, Rock Sample, and a benchmark for optimal diag...

  17. Maximal unitarity for the four-mass double box

    Johansson, Henrik; Kosower, David A.; Larsen, Kasper J.

    2014-01-01

    We extend the maximal-unitarity formalism at two loops to double-box integrals with four massive external legs. These are relevant for higher-point processes, as well as for heavy vector rescattering, VV -> VV. In this formalism, the two-loop amplitude is expanded over a basis of integrals. We obtain formulas for the coefficients of the double-box integrals, expressing them as products of tree-level amplitudes integrated over specific complex multidimensional contours. The contours are subjec...

  18. SOME RECURRENCE FORMULAS FOR BOX SPLINES AND CONE SPLINES

    Patrick J. Van Fleet

    2004-01-01

    A degree elevation formula for multivariate simplex splines was given by Micchelli[6] and extended to hold for multivariate Dirichlet splines in [8]. We report similar formulae for multivariate cone splines and box splines. To this end, we utilize a relation due to Dahmen and Micchelli[4] that connects box splines and cone splines and a degree reduction formula given by Cohen, Lyche, and Riesenfeld in [2].

  19. SOME RECURRENCE FORMULAS FOR BOX SPLINES AND CONE SPLINES

    Patrick J. Van Fleet

    2002-01-01

    A degree elevation formula for multivariate simplex splines was given by Micchelli [6] and extended to hold for multivariate Dirichlet splines in [8]. We report similar formulae for multivariate cone splines and box_splines. To this end, we utilize a relation due to Dahmen and Micchelli [4] that connects box splines and cone splines and a degree reduction formula given by Cohen, Lyche, and Riesenfeld in [2].

  20. Coupling polariton quantum boxes in sub-wavelength grating microcavities

    We report the construction of decoupled, coupled, and quasi-one dimensional polariton systems from zero dimensional polariton quantum boxes using microcavities with sub-wavelength gratings as the top mirror. By designing the tethering patterns around the suspended sub-wavelength gratings, we control the coupling between individual quantum boxes through different optical potentials. Energy levels and real-space or momentum space distributions of the confined modes were measured, which agreed well with simulations

  1. Safety evaluation for packaging (onsite) depleted uranium waste boxes

    This safety evaluation for packaging (SEP) allows the one-time shipment of ten metal boxes and one wooden box containing depleted uranium material from the Fast Flux Test Facility to the burial grounds in the 200 West Area for disposal. This SEP provides the analyses and operational controls necessary to demonstrate that the shipment will be safe for the onsite worker and the public

  2. Reliability Based Optimum Design of a Gear Box

    D.Madhusekhar

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The gear box represents an important mechanical sub system. In machine tools, the propose of a gear box is to provide a series of useful output speeds so that the machining operation can be carried out at its most optimum operating conditions high spindle speeds with low feed rate for roughing operations. An important aspect in the design of machine tool transmission is to keep the cost and volume of the gear box to a minimum. The probabilistic approach to design has been considered to be more rational compared to the conventional design approach based on the factor of safety. The existence of uncertainties in either engineering simulations or manufacturing processes calls for a reliability-based design optimization (RBDO model for robust and cost-effective designs. In the present work a three shaft four speed gear box is designed using reliability principles. For the specified reliability of the system (Gear box, component reliability (Gear pair is calculated by considering the system as a series system. Design is considered to be safe and adequate if the probability of failure of gear box is less than or equal to a specified quantity in each of the two failure modes. A FORTRAN program has been developed to calculate the mean values of face widths of gears for the minimum mass of gear box. By changing the probability of failure of system variations in the face widths are studied. The reliability based optimum design results are compared with those obtained by deterministic optimum design. The minimum mass of the gear box is increase as the specified values of the reliability is increased.

  3. Experimental Study of Mechanical Behavior of Spatial Circular Steel Tube Truss and Concrete Composite Girder%空间圆管桁架混凝土组合梁受力性能试验研究

    陈建兵; 陈荣; 李强

    2014-01-01

    空间圆管桁架混凝土组合结构是一种新型组合结构,为了解其受力特点、破坏机理、变形能力、管桁架杆件的内力分布规律及界面相对滑移等,设计制作了2根弦杆未填充混凝土的不同混凝土翼板厚度的空间圆管桁架混凝土组合梁模型试件,采用三分点对称加载,对其进行受力性能试验研究。研究表明,在对称荷载作用下,组合梁的破坏形式为弯曲破坏,同时伴随有受拉腹杆节点焊缝的强度破坏;空间圆管桁架组合梁具有良好的承载能力和变形能力,相同荷载下,混凝土板厚的组合梁的承载能力高于板薄的组合梁;组合梁破坏时,其跨中挠度约为跨径的1/200;不考虑界面相对滑移的情况下,截面应变满足平截面假定;加载前期,支点截面界面相对滑移量大于 L/8截面,而加载后期,L/8截面界面相对滑移量大于支点截面;腹杆为非轴心受拉或受压杆件,且跨中位置腹杆的轴力较小,梁端位置腹杆的轴力较大。%The spatial steel truss of circular steel tubes and concrete composite structure is a new type of composite structure .In order to examine its load bearing behavior ,failure mechanism , deformability ,internal force distribution law of tubular truss members and interface relative slip -page ,a spatial steel truss of circular tubes and concrete composite girder model was designed and fabricated .The model was characterized by its two chords that are not filled with concrete as well as the concrete flange plates with variable thickness .Loads were symmetrically applied at the 1/3 and 2/3 locations of the calculated span length of the girder proposed .The mechanical behavior of the model was experimentally studied .The results of the study indicate that under the action of symmetric loads ,the composite girder succumbs to bending failure ,concurrently with strength damage at the welding joints of the tensile web

  4. Measure Guideline: Optimizing the Configuration of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes

    Beach, R. [IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Burdick, A. [IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2014-03-01

    This measure guideline offers additional recommendations to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system designers for optimizing flexible duct, constant-volume HVAC systems using junction boxes within Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual D guidance. IBACOS used computational fluid dynamics software to explore and develop guidance to better control the airflow effects of factors that may impact pressure losses within junction boxes among various design configurations. These recommendations can help to ensure that a system aligns more closely with the design and the occupants' comfort expectations. Specifically, the recommendations described herein show how to configure a rectangular box with four outlets, a triangular box with three outlets, metal wyes with two outlets, and multiple configurations for more than four outlets. Designers of HVAC systems, contractors who are fabricating junction boxes on site, and anyone using the ACCA Manual D process for sizing duct runs will find this measure guideline invaluable for more accurately minimizing pressure losses when using junction boxes with flexible ducts.

  5. Closure of an analytical chemistry glove box in alpha laboratory

    The works with plutonium are performed in gloves box, operated below atmospheric pressure, to protect the experimenters from this alpha-active material. After 12 years of continual processes, it was necessary the decommissioning of the chemistry glove box in our alpha-laboratory. A great deal of our attention was devoted to the working techniques because of extreme care needed to avoid activity release. The decommissioning includes the following main operations: a) Planning and documentation for the regulatory authority. b) Internal decontamination with surface cleaning and chelating agents. c) Measurement of the remainder internal radioactivity. d) Sealing of the glove ports and nozzles. e) Disconnection of the glove box from the exhaust duct. f) Design and construction of a container for the glove box. g) Transportation of the glove box from alpha-laboratory, to a transitory storage until its final disposal. The above mentioned operations are described in this paper including too: data of personal doses during the operations, characteristics and volumes of radioactive wastes and a description of the instrument used for the measurement of inside glove box activity. (Author)

  6. Principal Investigator-in-a-Box

    Young, Laurence R.

    1999-01-01

    Human performance in orbit is currently limited by several factors beyond the intrinsic awkwardness of motor control in weightlessness. Cognitive functioning can be affected by such factors as cumulative sleep loss, stress and the psychological effects of long-duration small-group isolation. When an astronaut operates a scientific experiment, the performance decrement associated with such factors can lead to lost or poor quality data and even the total loss of a scientific objective, at great cost to the sponsors and to the dismay of the Principal Investigator. In long-duration flights, as anticipated on the International Space Station and on any planetary exploration, the experimental model is further complicated by long delays between training and experiment, and the large number of experiments each crew member must perform. Although no documented studies have been published on the subject, astronauts report that an unusually large number of simple errors are made in space. Whether a result of the effects of microgravity, accumulated fatigue, stress or other factors, this pattern of increased error supports the need for a computerized decision-making aid for astronauts performing experiments. Artificial intelligence and expert systems might serve as powerful tools for assisting experiments in space. Those conducting space experiments typically need assistance exactly when the planned checklist does not apply. Expert systems, which use bits of human knowledge and human methods to respond appropriately to unusual situations, have a flexibility that is highly desirable in circumstances where an invariably predictable course of action/response does not exist. Frequently the human expert on the ground is unavailable, lacking the latest information, or not consulted by the astronaut conducting the experiment. In response to these issues, we have developed "Principal Investigator-in-a-Box," or [PI], to capture the reasoning process of the real expert, the Principal

  7. Behaviors of super-long span prestressed cable-stayed bridge with CFRP cables and UHPC girder%CFRP拉索预应力超高性能混凝土斜拉桥力学性能分析

    方志; 任亮; 凡凤红

    2012-01-01

    To discuss the applicability of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) cables and reactive powder concrete ( RPC) in super-long span cable-stayed bridges, taking a 1 008 m cable-stayed bridge using steel girder and steel cables as example, a cable-stayed bridge with the same span using RPC (reactive powder concrete) as the girder and advanced composite material CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) as the cable was designed, in which the cable cross section was determined by the principles of equivalent cable strength and the beam cross section was determined considering the stiffness, shear capacity and local stability. Based on the method of finite element analysis, the comparative study of these two structures on their static properties, dynamic properties, stability and wind resistance were carried out. The results show that it is feasible for using RPC as the girder and CFRP as the cable so as to form a highly efficient, durable cable-stayed bridge of concrete structure and make its applicable span reach about 1 000 m long.%为了探讨碳纤维复合材料(carbon fiber reinforced polymer,CFRP)和超高性能活性粉末混凝土(reactive powder concrete,RPC)在超大跨度斜拉桥中应用的可行性,以主跨1008m的大跨度钢主梁斜拉桥设计方案为例,采用拉索的等强度原则将原桥钢索替换成CFRP索,考虑截面刚度、截面应力和局部稳定等要求,将原桥钢主梁替换成RPC主梁,拟订了一座等跨度的CFRP拉索、RPC主梁斜拉桥方案.采用有限元法分别对两种方案结构的静力特性、动力特性、稳定性能以及抗风性能等进行了分析与比较.结果表明:从结构受力性能角度而言,采用超高性能混凝土主梁和CFRP拉索构成千米级跨度混凝土斜拉桥的结构体系是可行的.

  8. A novel method to design S-box based on chaotic map and genetic algorithm

    Wang, Yong; Wong, Kwok-Wo; Li, Changbing; Li, Yang

    2012-01-01

    The substitution box (S-box) is an important component in block encryption algorithms. In this Letter, the problem of constructing S-box is transformed to a Traveling Salesman Problem and a method for designing S-box based on chaos and genetic algorithm is proposed. Since the proposed method makes full use of the traits of chaotic map and evolution process, stronger S-box is obtained. The results of performance test show that the presented S-box has good cryptographic properties, which justify that the proposed algorithm is effective in generating strong S-boxes.

  9. A novel method to design S-box based on chaotic map and genetic algorithm

    The substitution box (S-box) is an important component in block encryption algorithms. In this Letter, the problem of constructing S-box is transformed to a Traveling Salesman Problem and a method for designing S-box based on chaos and genetic algorithm is proposed. Since the proposed method makes full use of the traits of chaotic map and evolution process, stronger S-box is obtained. The results of performance test show that the presented S-box has good cryptographic properties, which justify that the proposed algorithm is effective in generating strong S-boxes. -- Highlights: ► The problem of constructing S-box is transformed to a Traveling Salesman Problem. ► We present a new method for designing S-box based on chaos and genetic algorithm. ► The proposed algorithm is effective in generating strong S-boxes.

  10. Seismic vulnerability analysis of regular continuous girder bridges%规则连续梁桥地震易损性研究

    张菊辉; 管仲国

    2014-01-01

    Structural performance indices for regular continuous girder bridges under different damage states were discussed based on the displacement ductility ratio.On the OpenSees platform,a structural dynamic analysis model was established by using nonlinear fiber beam elements.100 earthquake ground motion records were selected,and the nonlinear time-history analysis was performed,thus the fragility curves under different damage states were constructed. Through parametric analysis,the effects of pier height,bearing types and transverse reinforcement ratios on the fragility curves were studied.The results show that the development degree of ductility of the continuous bridge has a great effect on the structural seismic vulnerability.The fragility curves obtained under minor damage and moderate damage seem to be very close;while under extensive damage,the bridge shows a good performance against earthquake forces.With the increase of pier height,the lower level of damage probability of the structure is observed;meanwhile,the improvement in the fragility by using the plate rubber bearings is excellent for a short-pier bridge,but very limited for a high-pier one. The effect of increasing the transverse reinforcement ratio on fragility curves can be neglected for structural damage in early stage,but it can significantly increase the structural capacity from collapse.%基于位移延性比探讨规则连续梁桥在不同损伤状态下的结构性能控制指标;基于OpenSees平台采用纤维模型建立结构动力分析模型,选取100条强震记录通过非线性时程反应分析计算结构地震易损性曲线。研究不同墩高、支座形式及配箍率对结构地震易损性影响,结果表明,连续梁桥的地震易损性受延性发育程度影响较大,发生中等与轻微破坏概率较相近,对严重破坏有较好的耐损性;结构耐损性随墩高的增大而增加;采用板式橡胶支座可显著提高矮墩桥梁的耐损性,对

  11. Research on New Type of Connection between Launching Nose and Main Girder%顶推钢导梁与主梁新型连接方式研究

    张威振; 杨素娟

    2016-01-01

    The screw-thread steel bar is often used for the connection between launching nose and main girder in typical incremental launching process. Because the thickness of the web plate is thin and the launching nose is not matched with the height of the girder, it is difficult to meet the needs of incremental launching construction by using conventional screw-thread steel bar connection method. To solve this problem, this paper presents a new method of connection by combining shear force distribution beam with horizontal screw-thread steel bars. The practice proves that the connection is simple and applicable. The successful application provides good and meaningful references for the launching nose connection of other similar flyovers ( crossing over railway and highway) .%常规顶推施工中钢导梁与主梁多采用精轧螺纹钢连接方式。由于某铁路桥主梁腹板厚度较薄、导梁与主梁高度不相匹配,采用常规的连接方式难以满足受力的需要。为解决这一难题,对常规顶推方案进行改进与创新,提出一种剪力分配梁与水平向精轧螺纹钢相结合的新型连接方式,方便地解决了工程实际需求。实践证明,该连接方式操作简单、适用性强。该方案的成功运用可以作为类似跨线桥(跨铁路、公路等)顶推施工导梁连接方案的借鉴。

  12. Analysis of Influence Factors of Structure Stability for SingleColumn Pier Continuous Girder Bridge%独柱墩连续梁桥的稳定影响因素分析

    吴玉华; 蔡若红; 杨育人

    2011-01-01

    Taking the case of Jinhua-Taizhou section of zhuyong highway, 23 simulation models of single-column pier continuous girder bridge were established by MIDAS finite element program. The major factors which would affect the stability of curved girder bridge, such as the radius of curvature, the length of bridge, the space between two bearings and the offset distance of bearing placed on the single-column pier etc. The results show that the radius of curvature has great effect on the negative counter-force of bearing. The bearing separation is likely to occur when the radius of curvature is less than 200 m and the length of bridge is greater than 100 m. That the appropriate layout offset distance of bearing and enlargement of the space between bearings can assure lower possibility of bearing separation and enhance the ability of bridge performance against overturning.%以诸永高速金华台州段工程为例,采用MIDAS有限元分析程序,构建了23座独柱墩连续箱梁桥的仿真模型,系统分析和总结了影响弯梁桥稳定性的主要影响因素,如曲率半径、桥梁长度、联端支座间距、独柱墩支座预设偏心等.结果表明:桥梁曲率半径对支座负反力影响很大,当曲率半径小于200 m,桥梁长度大于100 m时较易发生支座脱空现象;增大联端支座间距,合理设置支座偏心距,可减小支座出现脱空的可能性,提高桥梁的抗倾覆能力.

  13. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF STUD SHEAR CONNECTORS IN COMPOSITE GIRDER OF APPROACH BRIDGE OF JIUBAO BRIDGE%九堡大桥引桥组合梁焊钉受力性能研究

    高璞

    2012-01-01

    九堡大桥引桥为多跨连续组合箱梁桥,截面为开口梯形钢梁与混凝土桥面板组合形式,钢梁与混凝土板间设置了大量的圆柱体焊钉连接件,连接件受力形式与传统钢板梁组合桥不同.文中结合该工程,采用ANSYS有限元程序建立其空间实体模型,采用弹簧单元详细模拟了焊钉,计算了焊钉连接件的受力,分析了焊钉连接件的受力特点.结果表明:焊钉连接件不仅承受沿纵桥向的剪力,还承受沿横桥向的剪力及沿竖向的拉拔力,连接件所受的剪力和拉拔力在全桥范围分布规律复杂.%The approch bridge of Jiubao bridge was a multi - span continous composite bridge,whose cross section composed of open trapezoid section steel girder and concrete slabs. Magnitude of headed studs were layout at die interface of steel girder and concrete slab. Mechanical behavior of studs in this type of composite beam is different from that in the steel plate composite beam. Combined with this project, finite element program ANSYS was used to set the solide spatial model in which spring elements were adopted to simulate the studs. Thus mechanical behavior of studs were achieved and analyzed. The analysis results show that; studs carry not only longitudinal shear force along the bridge;but also transverse shear force and vertical tension force, the distribution patterns of diese forces along the whole bridge were complex.

  14. Implications of Big Box Retail Location on Regional Profits, Consumer Utility, and Land Rents

    Stater, Mark; Visser, Michael S.

    2008-01-01

    This paper uses a monocentric city model to examine the effects of big box retailing on local retail prices, land values and utility. Relative to small local retailers, the big box offers a price discount that increases in its marginal cost advantage. Big box entry reduces local retail prices and profits, but provides an increase in household utility that depends positively on the distance between the big box location and the CBD. However, big box locations are unstable with imperfectly compe...

  15. Boxing participation by children and adolescents: A joint statement with the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Purcell, Laura K; LeBlanc, Claire MA

    2012-01-01

    Thousands of boys and girls younger than 19 years of age participate in boxing in North America. Although boxing provides benefits for participants, including exercise, self-discipline and self-confidence, the sport of boxing encourages and rewards deliberate blows to the head and face. Participants in boxing are at risk of head, face and neck injuries, including chronic and even fatal neurological injuries. Concussions are one of the most common injuries occurring in boxing. Because of the r...

  16. Minimal components of the RNA polymerase II transcription apparatus determine the consensus TATA box

    Bjornsdottir, Gudrun; Lawrence C Myers

    2008-01-01

    In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, multiple approaches have arrived at a consensus TATA box sequence of TATA(T/A)A(A/T)(A/G). TATA-binding protein (TBP) affinity alone does not determine TATA box function. To discover how a minimal set of factors required for basal and activated transcription contributed to the sequence requirements for a functional TATA box, we performed transcription reactions using highly purified proteins and CYC1 promoter TATA box mutants. The TATA box consensus sequence is a ...

  17. Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Flexible Duct Junction Box Design

    Beach, Robert [IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Prahl, Duncan [IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Lange, Rich [Applied Science Consultants, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2013-12-01

    IBACOS explored the relationships between pressure and physical configurations of flexible duct junction boxes by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to predict individual box parameters and total system pressure, thereby ensuring improved HVAC performance. Current Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) guidance (Group 11, Appendix 3, ACCA Manual D, Rutkowski 2009) allows for unconstrained variation in the number of takeoffs, box sizes, and takeoff locations. The only variables currently used in selecting an equivalent length (EL) are velocity of air in the duct and friction rate, given the first takeoff is located at least twice its diameter away from the inlet. This condition does not account for other factors impacting pressure loss across these types of fittings. For each simulation, the IBACOS team converted pressure loss within a box to an EL to compare variation in ACCA Manual D guidance to the simulated variation. IBACOS chose cases to represent flows reasonably correlating to flows typically encountered in the field and analyzed differences in total pressure due to increases in number and location of takeoffs, box dimensions, and velocity of air, and whether an entrance fitting is included. The team also calculated additional balancing losses for all cases due to discrepancies between intended outlet flows and natural flow splits created by the fitting. In certain asymmetrical cases, the balancing losses were significantly higher than symmetrical cases where the natural splits were close to the targets. Thus, IBACOS has shown additional design constraints that can ensure better system performance.

  18. Integrated Box Interrogation System (IBIS) Preliminary Design Study

    DR. Stephen Croft; Mr. David Martancik; Dr. Brian Young; Dr. Patrick MJ Chard; Dr. Robert J Estop; Sheila Melton; Gaetano J. Arnone

    2003-01-13

    Canberra Industries has won the tendered solicitation, INEEL/EST-99-00121 for boxed waste Nondestructive Assay Development and Demonstration. Canberra will provide the Integrated Box Interrogation System (IBIS) which is a suite of assay instrumentation and a data reduction system that addresses the measurement needs for Boxed Wastes identified in the solicitation and facilitates the associated experimental program and demonstration of system capability. The IBIS system will consist of the next generation CWAM system, i.e. CWAM II, which is a Scanning Passive/Active Neutron interrogation system which we will call a Box Segmented Neutron Scanner (BSNS), combined with a physically separate Box Segmented Gamma-ray Scanning (BSGS) system. These systems are based on existing hardware designs but will be tailored to the large sample size and enhanced to allow the program to evaluate the following measurement criteria:Characterization and correction for matrix heterogeneity Characterization of non-uniform radio-nuclide and isotopic compositions Assay of high density matrices (both high-Z and high moderator contents)Correction for radioactive material physical form - such as self shielding or multiplication effects due to large accumulations of radioactive materials.Calibration with a minimal set of reference standards and representative matrices.THis document summarizes the conceptual design parameters of the IBIS and indicates areas key to the success of the project where development is to be centered. The work presented here is a collaborative effort between scientific staff within Canberra and within the NIS-6 group at LANL.

  19. Integrated Box Interrogation System (IBIS) Preliminary Design Study

    Canberra Industries has won the tendered solicitation, INEEL/EST-99-00121 for boxed waste Nondestructive Assay Development and Demonstration. Canberra will provide the Integrated Box Interrogation System (IBIS) which is a suite of assay instrumentation and a data reduction system that addresses the measurement needs for Boxed Wastes identified in the solicitation and facilitates the associated experimental program and demonstration of system capability. The IBIS system will consist of the next generation CWAM system, i.e. CWAM II, which is a Scanning Passive/Active Neutron interrogation system which we will call a Box Segmented Neutron Scanner (BSNS), combined with a physically separate Box Segmented Gamma-ray Scanning (BSGS) system. These systems are based on existing hardware designs but will be tailored to the large sample size and enhanced to allow the program to evaluate the following measurement criteria:Characterization and correction for matrix heterogeneity Characterization of non-uniform radio-nuclide and isotopic compositions Assay of high density matrices (both high-Z and high moderator contents)Correction for radioactive material physical form - such as self shielding or multiplication effects due to large accumulations of radioactive materials.Calibration with a minimal set of reference standards and representative matrices.THis document summarizes the conceptual design parameters of the IBIS and indicates areas key to the success of the project where development is to be centered. The work presented here is a collaborative effort between scientific staff within Canberra and within the NIS-6 group at LANL

  20. Inferring 3D Articulated Models for Box Packaging Robot

    Yang, Heran; Cong, Matthew; Saxena, Ashutosh

    2011-01-01

    Given a point cloud, we consider inferring kinematic models of 3D articulated objects such as boxes for the purpose of manipulating them. While previous work has shown how to extract a planar kinematic model (often represented as a linear chain), such planar models do not apply to 3D objects that are composed of segments often linked to the other segments in cyclic configurations. We present an approach for building a model that captures the relation between the input point cloud features and the object segment as well as the relation between the neighboring object segments. We use a conditional random field that allows us to model the dependencies between different segments of the object. We test our approach on inferring the kinematic structure from partial and noisy point cloud data for a wide variety of boxes including cake boxes, pizza boxes, and cardboard cartons of several sizes. The inferred structure enables our robot to successfully close these boxes by manipulating the flaps.

  1. 碳纤维板在重载铁路低高度钢筋混凝土板梁体外预应力加固中的应用研究%Study on application of carbon f iber plate in external prestress reinforcing for low-height reinforcement concrete slab girder on heavy haul railway

    刘吉元; 马林

    2015-01-01

    迄今,预应力碳纤维板应用于重载铁路钢筋混凝土梁加固改造的实例较少,其加固效果尚需深入研究。本文先阐述了体外预应力加固钢筋混凝土构件的设计思路,又根据现行铁路规范对加固前后梁体的应力、挠度及裂缝宽度进行了检算,并通过试验场内的静载试验验证了预应力碳纤维板加固钢筋混凝土板梁的加固效果。研究结果表明,采用预应力碳纤维板加固钢筋混凝土梁能够显著提高梁体受力性能,在1.2倍ZH荷载作用下能够满足运营要求,该技术可以在重载铁路加固改造中推广应用。%T here were few applications of prestressed carbon fiber plate in reinforcement of reinforced concrete girders used in heavy haul railway. In the paper,the design idea of external prestressing used in concrete girders reinforcement was introduced,and the stress,deflection and crack width of the girders before and after reinforcement were calculated according to the current railway code. T he effect of reinforcement was verified though the static load tests. T he results indicated that the prestressed carbon fiber plate used for reinforce concrete slab girders can significantly improve the stress performance of girder,and satisfy the operational requirements under the 1. 2 times ZH load. T his technology was suggested to apply in the reinforcement of reinforced concrete slab girders used in heavy haul railway.

  2. Thinking outside the box: fluctuations and finite size effects

    The isothermal compressibility of an interacting or non-interacting system may be extracted from the fluctuations of the number of particles in a well-chosen control volume. Finite size effects are prevalent and should be accounted for to obtain a meaningful, thermodynamic compressibility. In the traditional computational setup, where a given simulation box is replicated with periodic boundary conditions, we study particle number fluctuations outside the box (i.e. when the control volume exceeds the box itself), which bear relevant thermodynamic information. We also investigate the related problem of extracting the compressibility from the structure factor in the small wave-vector limit (k → 0). The calculation should be restricted to the discrete set of wave-vectors k that are compatible with the periodicity of the system, and we assess the consequences of considering other k values, a widespread error among beginners. (paper)

  3. Thinking outside the box: fluctuations and finite size effects

    Villamaina, Dario; Trizac, Emmanuel

    2014-05-01

    The isothermal compressibility of an interacting or non-interacting system may be extracted from the fluctuations of the number of particles in a well-chosen control volume. Finite size effects are prevalent and should be accounted for to obtain a meaningful, thermodynamic compressibility. In the traditional computational setup, where a given simulation box is replicated with periodic boundary conditions, we study particle number fluctuations outside the box (i.e. when the control volume exceeds the box itself), which bear relevant thermodynamic information. We also investigate the related problem of extracting the compressibility from the structure factor in the small wave-vector limit (k → 0). The calculation should be restricted to the discrete set of wave-vectors k that are compatible with the periodicity of the system, and we assess the consequences of considering other k values, a widespread error among beginners.

  4. Qualification of box HEPA filters for nuclear applications

    We have successfully completed qualification tests on high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that are encapsulated within a box and manufactured by American Air Filters. The qualification tests are required by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Standard ASME N509 and the U.S. Military Standard MIL-F-51068 for HEPA filters to be used in nuclear applications. The qualification tests specify minimum filter efficiencies following exposure to heated air, overpressure, and rough handling. Prior to this study, no box HEPA filters from any manufacturer had been qualified despite their wide-spread use in Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Box HEPA filters are not addressed in any of the existing HEPA standards and only briefly discussed in the Nuclear Air Cleaning Handbook

  5. Fermi hypernetted chain calculations in a periodic box

    The Fermi hypernetted chain theory is reformulated to perform calculations with a finite number of fermions in a periodic box. The proposed method is expected to be useful to estimate the finite size effects in Quantum Monte Carlo simulations. Moreover, it can deal with anisotropic correlations as well as with different shaped boxes. Results are given for the neutron matter Bethe homework Hamiltonian and for nuclear matter with spin-isospin dependent central interactions. It is found that finite size effects come from both the kinetic and the potential energy expectation values

  6. Host-Guest Interactions in ExBox4+

    Das, Ranjita

    2014-01-01

    The host-guest interaction between benzene or azine with the newly synthesized ExBox4+ complex is studied with the help of DFT. The solvent phase interaction energy is found to decrease with gradual substitution of methine group of guest benzene ring with N atom in the resultant azine@ExBox4+ complex. The nature of bonding interaction is studied with the help of newly developed NCI plot program package along with energy decomposition analysis (EDA) and charge decomposition analysis (CDA). The interaction is mostly pi-type van der Waals interaction.

  7. Boxed skew plane partition and integrable phase model

    We study the relation between the boxed skew plane partition and the integrable phase model. We introduce a generalization of a scalar product of the phase model and calculate it in two ways: the first one in terms of the skew Schur functions, and the other one by use of the commutation relations of operators. In both cases, a generalized scalar product is expressed as a determinant. We show that a special choice of the spectral parameters of a generalized scalar product gives the generating function of the boxed skew plane partition

  8. Principal investigator in a box: Version 1.2 documentation

    Adolph, Jurine; Bhatnagar, Rajiv; Colombano, Silvano P.; Compton, Michael; Frainer, Richard; Groleau, Nicolas; Holden, Kritina; Lai, Sen-Hao; Lam, Chih-Chao; Manahan, Meera

    1990-01-01

    Principal Investigator (PI) in a box is a computer system designed to help optimize the scientific results of experiments that are performed in space. The system will assist the astronaut experimenters in the collection and analysis of experimental data, recognition and pursuit of 'interesting' results, optimal use of the time allocated to the experiment, and troubleshooting of the experiment apparatus. This document discusses the problems that motivate development of 'PI-in-a-box', and presents a high- level system overview and a detailed description of each of the modules that comprise the current version of the system.

  9. Box jellyfish use terrestrial visual cues for navigation

    Garm, Anders; Oskarsson, Magnus; Nilsson, Dan-Eric

    2011-01-01

    Box jellyfish have an impressive set of 24 eyes of four different types, including eyes structurally similar to those of vertebrates and cephalopods [1, 2]. However, the known visual responses are restricted to simple phototaxis, shadow responses, and object avoidance responses [3-8], and it has...... been a puzzle why they need such a complex set of eyes. Here we report that medusae of the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora are capable of visually guided navigation in mangrove swamps using terrestrial structures seen through the water surface. They detect the mangrove canopy by an eye type that is...

  10. AN ALGORITHM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING BLACK-BOX TEST CASES

    Xu Baowen; Nie Changhai; Shi Qunfeng; Lu Hong

    2003-01-01

    Selection of test cases plays a key role in improving testing efficiency. Black-box testing is an important way of testing, and its validity lies on the selection of test cases in some sense. A reasonable and effective method about the selection and generation of test cases is urgently needed. This letter first introduces some usualmethods on black-box test case generation,then proposes a new algorithm based on interface parameters and discusses its properties, finally shows the effectiveness of the algorithm.

  11. AN ALGORITHM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING BLACK-BOX TEST CASES

    XuBaowen; NieChanghai; 等

    2003-01-01

    Selection of test cases plays a key role in improving testing efficiency.Black-box testing is an important way of testing,and is validity lies on the secection of test cases in some sense.A reasonable and effective method about the selection and generation of test cascs is urgently needed.This letter first introduces some usual methods on black-box test case generation,then proposes a new glgorithm based on interface parameters and discusses its properties,finally shows the effectiveness of the algorithm.

  12. Ancestry and diversity of the HMG box superfamily

    Laudet, V; Stehelin, D.; Clevers, J.C.

    1993-01-01

    The HMG box is a novel type of DNA-binding domain found in a diverse group of proteins. The HMG box superfamily comprises a.o. the High Mobility Group proteins HMG1 and HMG2, the nucleolar transcription factor UBF, the lymphoid transcription factors TCF-1 and LEF-1, the fungal mating-type genes mat-Mc and MATA1, and the mammalian sex-determining gene SRY. The superfamily dates back to at least 1,000 million years ago, as its members appear in animals, plants and yeast. Alignment of all known ...

  13. Security of the AES with a Secret S-Box

    Tiessen, Tyge; Knudsen, Lars Ramkilde; Kölbl, Stefan;

    2015-01-01

    How does the security of the AES change when the S-box is replaced by a secret S-box, about which the adversary has no knowledge? Would it be safe to reduce the number of encryption rounds? In this paper, we demonstrate attacks based on integral cryptanalysis which allow to recover both the secret...... interesting aspect of our attack is that it works both as chosen plaintext and as chosen ciphertext attack. Surprisingly, the chosen ciphertext variant has a significantly lower time complexity in the attacks on four and five round, compared to the respective chosen plaintext attacks....

  14. Gray-box modelling approach for description of storage tunnel

    Harremoës, Poul; Carstensen, Jacob

    1999-01-01

    The dynamics of a storage tunnel is examined using a model based on on-line measured data and a combination of simple deterministic and black-box stochastic elements. This approach, called gray-box modeling, is a new promising methodology for giving an on-line state description of sewer systems...... inertia of the water in the overflow structures. The capacity of a pump draining the storage tunnel is estimated for two different rain events, revealing that the pump was malfunctioning during the first rain event. The proposed modeling approach can be used in automated online surveillance and control...

  15. Tests of CMS Hadron Forward Calorimeter Upgrade Readout Box Prototype

    Chatrchyan, Sergey; Sirunyan, Albert; Tumasyan, Armen; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Cornelis, Tom; Ochesanu, Silvia; Roland, Benoit Florent; Staykova, Zlatka; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Alves, Gilvan Augusto; Martins, Thiago Dos Reis; Pol, Maria Elena; Vaz Da Silva Filho, Mario; Alda Junior, Walter Luiz; Carvalho, Wagner De Paula; Chinellato, Jose Augusto; De Oliveira Martins, Carley Pedro; Figueiredo, Diego Matos; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson Jose; Molina Insfran, Jorge Andres; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santoro, Alberto; Rosa Lopes Zachi, Alessandro; Finger, Miroslav; Finger, Michael; Tsamalaidze, Zviad; Borras, Kerstin; Gunnellini, Paolo; Jung, Hannes; Knutsson, Albert Hans; Lutz, Benjamin; Ribeiro Cipriano, Pedro Miguel; Sen, Niladri; Baus, Colin; Katkov, Igor; Ulrich, Ralf Matthias; Wohrmann, H; Panagiotou, Apostolos; Bencze, Gyorgy; Horvath, D; Bala, Suman; Gupta, Ruchi; Jindal, M; Lal, Manjit Kaur; Nishu, Nishu; Saini, Lovedeep Kaur; Banerjee, Sunanda; Bhattacharya, S; Gomber, Bhawna; Jain, Shilpi; Khurana, Raman; Sharan, Manoj Kumar; Aziz, Tariq; Maity, Manas; Majumder, Gobinda; Mazumdar, Kajari; Mohanty, Gagan Bihari; Katta, Sudhakar; Banerjee, Sudeshna; Dugad, Shashikant Raichand; Etesami, Seyed Mohsen; Fahim, Ali; Jafari, Abideh; Paktinat Mehdiabadi, Saeid; Zeinali, Maryam; Penzo, Aldo; Afanasyev, A; Bunin, Pavel; Ershov, Yuri; Fedoseev, Oleg; Gavrilenko, Mikhail; Golutvin, Igor; Gorbunov, Ilya; Konoplynikov, V; Malakhov, Alexander; Moisenz, Petr; Smirnov, Vitaly; Volodko, Anton; Zarubin, Anatoly; Andreev, Yuri; Dermenev, Alexander; Krasnikov, Nikolay; Pashenkov, Anatoli; Tlisov, Danila; Toropin, A; Epshteyn, Vladimir; Erofeeva, Maria; Gavrilov, Vladimir; Kosov, Mikhail Vladimirovich; Kudinov, Ilya; Lychkovskaya, Natalia; Popov, V; Safronov, Grigory; Semenov, Sergey; Stolin, Viatcheslav; Vlassov, Evgueni; Zhokin, Alexander; Belyaev, A; Boos, Eduard; Dubinin, Mikhail; Dudko, Lev; Ershov, Alexander; Gribushin, Andrey; Klyukhin, Vyacheslav; Kodolova, Olga; Korotkikh, Vladimir; Lokhtin, Igor; Markina, Anastasia; Obraztsov, Stepan; Perfilov, Maxim; Petrushanko, Sergey; Popov, Andrey; Savrin, Victor; Snigirev, Alexander; Vardanyan, Irina; Andreev, V; Azarkin, Maksim; Dremin, Igor; Kirakosyan, Martin; Leonidov, Andrey; Mesyats, Gennady; Vinogradov, Alexey; Bayshev, Igor; Bityukov, Sergey; Grishin, Viatcheslav; Kryshkin, Victor; Petrov, V; Ryutin, Roman; Sobol, Andrey; Turchanovich, Leonid; Troshin, Sergey; Uzunyan, Andrey; Volkov, Alexey; Santanastasio, Francesco; Adiguzel, Aytul; Bakirci, Numan Mustafa; Cerci, Salim; Dozen, Candan; Dumanoglu, Isa; Eskut, Eda; Girgis, Semiray; G�kbulut, Gul; Gurpinar, Emine; Hos, Ilknur; Kangal, Evrim Ersin; Karapinar, Guler; Kayis Topaksu, Aysel; Onengut, Gulsen; Ozdemir, Kadri; Ozturk, Sertac; Polatoz, Ayse; Sogut, Kenan; Sunar Cerci, Deniz; Tali, Bayram; Topakli, Huseyin; Vergili, Latife Nukhet; Vergili, Mehmet; Aliyev, Takhmasib; Deniz, Muhammed; Guler, Ali Murat; Ozpineci, Altug; Serin, Meltem; Sever, Ramazan; Zeyrek, Mehmet; Deliomeroglu, Mehmet; Gulmez, Erhan; Isildak, Bora; Kaya, Mithat; Kaya, Ozlem; Ozkorucuklu, Suat; Sonmez, Nasuf; Cankocak, Kerem; Levchuk, Leonid; Hatakeyama, Kenichi; Liu, H; Scarborough, Tara Ann; Rumerio, Paolo; Heister, Arno; Hill, C; Lawson, Philip Daniel; Lazic, Dragoslav; Rohlf, James; St. John, Jason; Sulak, Lawrence; Gennadiy, G; Laird, Edward; Landsberg, Greg; Narain, Meenakshi; Sinthuprasith, Tutanon; Tsang, Ka Vang; Long, Owen Rosser; Nguyen, Harold; Paramesvaran, Sudarshan; Sturdy, Jared; Stuart, David; To, Wing; West, Christopher Alan; Apresyan, Artur; Chen, Y; Mott, Alexander Robert; Spiropulu, Maria; Winn, David; Abdoulline, Salavat; Anderson, J; Chlebana, Frank; Freeman, James; Green, Daniel; Hanlon, J; Hirschauer, James Francis; Joshi, Umeshwar; Kunori, Shuichi; Musienko, Yuri; Sharma, Seema; Spalding, William Jeffrey; Tkaczyk, Slawomir; Vidal, Richard; Whitmore, Juliana; Wu, W; Gaultney, Vanessa; Linn, Stephan; Markowitz, Pete Edward; Martinez, German Ruben; Gleyzer, Sergei; Hagopian, Sharon Lee; Hagopian, Vasken; Jenkins, Charles Merrill; Baarmand, Marc M; Dorney, Brian L; Vodopiyanov, Igor; Akgun, Ugur; Albayrak, Elif Asli; Bilki, Burak; Clarida, Warren James; Duru, Firdevs; Merlo, Jean-Pierre; Mermerkaya, Hamit; Mestvirishvili, Alexi; Moeller, Anthony Richard; Nachtman, Jane; Newsom, Charles Ray; Norbeck, John Edwin; Olson, Jonathan Edward; Onel, Yasar; Ozok, Ferhat; Sen, Sercan; Schmidt, Ianos; Tiras, Emrah; Yetkin, Taylan; Yi, Kai; Kenny, Raymond Patrick; Murray, Michael Joseph; Wood, Jeffrey Scott; Baden, Andrew; Calvert, Brian Michael; Eno, Sarah Catherine; Gomez, Jaime Arturo; Grassi, Tullio; Hadley, Nicholas John; Kellogg, Richard; Kolberg, Ted; Lu, Y; Marionneau, Matthieu; Mignerey, Alice Louise Cox; Peterman, Alison Marie; Skuja, Andris; Temple, Jeffrey; Tonjes, Marguerite Belt; Kao, Shih-Chuan; Klapoetke, Kevin Humphrey; Mans, Jeremiah Michael; Pastika, Nathaniel Joseph; Kroeger, Robert; Rahmat, Rahmat; Sanders, David; Cremaldi, Lucien Marcus; Jain, S; Anastassov, Anton; Velasco, Mayda Marie; Won, Steven; Heering, Adriaan; Karmgard, Daniel; Pearson, Tessa Jae; Ruchti, Randal; Berry, Edmund A; Halyo, Valerie; Hebda, Philip; Hunt, Adam Paul; Lujan, Paul Joseph; Marlow, Daniel; Medvedeva, Tatiana; Saka, Halil; Tully, Christopher; Zuranski, Andrzej Maciej; Barnes, Virgil Everett; Laasanen, Alvin; Bodek, Arie; Chung, Yeon Sei; de Barbaro, Pawel Jan; Eshaq, Yossof; Garcia-bellido, Aran Angel; Goldenzweig, Pablo David; Han, Ji Yeon; Harel, Amnon; Miner, Daniel Carl; Vishnevskiy, Dmitry; Zielinski, Marek; Bhatti, Anwar; Ciesielski, Robert Adam; Flanagan, Will Hogan; Kamon, Teruki; Montalvo, Roy Joaquin; Sakuma, Tai; Akchurin, Nural; Damgov, Jordan; Dudero, Phillip Russell; Kovitanggoon, Kittikul; Lee, Sung Won; Libeiro, Terence; Volobouev, Igor; Gurrola, Alfredo; Milstene, Caroline

    2012-01-01

    A readout box prototype for CMS Hadron Forward calorimeter upgrade is built and tested in CERN H2 beamline. The prototype is designed to enable simultaneous tests of different readout options for the four anode upgrade PMTs, new front-end electronics design and new cabling. The response of the PMTs with different readout options is uniform and the background response is minimal. Multi-channel readout options further enhance the background elimination. Passing all the electronics, mechanical and physics tests, the readout box proves to be capable of providing the forward hadron calorimeter operations requirements in the upgrade era.

  16. Experimental Study on Vehicle-Bridge Dynamic Characteristics of Thin-Walled Trough Girder Bridge for Urban Rail Transit%城市轨道交通薄壁槽形梁车桥动力特性试验研究

    吴亮秦; 吴定俊; 李奇

    2011-01-01

    Field tests were conducted on a standard span thin-walled trough girder bridge for the elevated urban rail transit. The free vibration characteristics of the bridge, such as the frequency, mode and damping ratio were got. The test data for both the bridge and train during the train passing through the bridge, including the displacement, amplitude, stress and the acceleration responses of the bridge and the acceleration of the carbody were obtained and analyzed. The analysis results show that the deflection-span ratio of the girder body is less than the code limit. No resonance phenomenon occurs as the train passing through the bridge. The vertical stiffness of the girder body meets the requirements. The transverse fundamental frequency of the girder span is greater than the code value while the transverse fundamental frequency of the bridge is smaller. The lateral amplitude at the pier top is larger. The transverse stiffness of the girder body meets the requirements, whereas the stiffness of the pier is somewhat insufficient. Local vibration is found in the roadbed slab and the web. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the local stability of running lines and the web when the design speed is increased. The total longitudinal bending dynamic coefficient of the girder body is smaller than specification regulated value. However, the local transverse bending dynamic coefficient of the roadbed slab is much larger than the total longitudinal bending dynamic coefficient of the girder body. The acceleration of the bridge deck is within the limit. Judging by Sperling index and ISO2631 evaluation index, the ride comfort of the test train running on the bridge is found to be excellent. According to the test and analysis, thin-walled trough girder is proved to be suitable for elevated urban rail transit.%对城轨高架标准跨薄壁槽形梁桥进行现场测试,获得桥梁的频率、振型、阻尼比等自振特性,以及列车通过时桥梁的位移、振幅

  17. Motivating crowding theory - opening the black box of intrinsic motivation

    Jacobsen, Christian Bøtcher

    2010-01-01

    . Studies have found support for the motivation crowding claim, but have neglected intrinsic motivation. This study opens the black box of intrinsic motivation and finds a meaningful distinction between task motivation and public service motivation. Among 2,772 physiotherapists in the Danish public sector...

  18. The Popcorn Box Activity and Reasoning about Optimization

    Whiteley, Walter J.; Mamolo, Ami

    2012-01-01

    A well-known optimization problem is the Popcorn Box investigation, which involves a movie theater snack container. The problem has been tailored for classroom investigations by the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education. The exploration was designed for students in grades 9 through 12. A common strategy proposed for algebra students is to…

  19. A Grey Box Model for the Hydraulics in a Creek

    Jonsdottir, Harpa; Jacobsen, Judith L.; Madsen, Henrik

    1998-01-01

    The Saint-Venant equation of mass balance is used to derive a stochastics lumped model, describing the dynamics of a cross-sectional area in a river. The unknown parameters of the model are estimated by combining the physical equation with a set of data, a method known as grey box modelling. The ...

  20. Approach to a correct function of stuffing boxes

    Stuff boxes are often used to tighten the gaps between valve stems and the housing. The stuffing box packing material is compressed axially to achieve a radial stress value, which is necessary for tightness. Tightness is achieved, if the sealing materials are seated properly and if a sufficient stress value is acting in radial direction during all states of operation. High prestress values are necessary for tightening purposes, lower values are better for the function of the valve. As the seating and the prestressing force is applied axially (using the bolts of a gland), gasket factors must be known, that characterize the deformation behavior and the transmission (relation between radial/axial stress). Furthermore, gasket factors, that characterize the tightening behavior, are necessary. Such gasket factors give the relation between radial stress and leakage of the packing materials. A friction coefficient -- this parameter determines the function of the valve (together with the radial stress) -- is another important gasket factor. Additionally the relaxation of the stuffing box packing material between the assembly and the operating state must be known. In the paper definitions for the most important gasket factors of stuffing box materials are provided. Test procedures and test rigs for the determination of the gasket factors are discussed. Gasket factors, which have been measured with these newly developed test rigs, are related to experiences with real applications. Finally a method for a controlled prestressing of gland packings is described

  1. BMOBench: Black-Box Multi-Objective Optimization Benchmarking Platform

    Al-Dujaili, Abdullah; Suresh, S.

    2016-01-01

    This document briefly describes the Black-Box Multi-Objective Optimization Benchmarking (BMOBench) platform. It presents the test problems, evaluation procedure, and experimental setup. To this end, the BMOBench is demonstrated by comparing recent multi-objective solvers from the literature, namely SMS-EMOA, DMS, and MO-SOO.

  2. How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box

    Lown, Cory; Sierra, Tito; Boyer, Josh

    2013-01-01

    Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been published on library user search behavior in single search box environments. This study examines how users search a large public university library using a prominent, single…

  3. 30 CFR 18.42 - Explosion-proof distribution boxes.

    2010-07-01

    ... to a distribution box. The current-carrying capacity of the specified connector shall be compatible... permanently marked to indicate its current-carrying capacity and each receptacle shall be such that it will..., EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN MINE EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES...

  4. Workplace statistical literacy for teachers: interpreting box plots

    Pierce, Robyn; Chick, Helen

    2013-06-01

    As a consequence of the increased use of data in workplace environments, there is a need to understand the demands that are placed on users to make sense of such data. In education, teachers are being increasingly expected to interpret and apply complex data about student and school performance, and, yet it is not clear that they always have the appropriate knowledge and experience to interpret the graphs, tables and other data that they receive. This study examined the statistical literacy demands placed on teachers, with a particular focus on box plot representations. Although box plots summarise the data in a way that makes visual comparisons possible across sets of data, this study showed that teachers do not always have the necessary fluency with the representation to describe correctly how the data are distributed in the representation. In particular, a significant number perceived the size of the regions of the box plot to be depicting frequencies rather than density, and there were misconceptions associated with outlying data that were not displayed on the plot. As well, teachers' perceptions of box plots were found to relate to three themes: attitudes, perceived value and misconceptions.

  5. MADS-box gene evolution-structure and transcription patterns

    Johansen, Bo; Pedersen, Louise B; Skipper, Martin;

    2002-01-01

    This study presents a phylogenetic analysis of 198 MADS-box genes based on 420 parsimony-informative characters. The analysis includes only MIKC genes; therefore several genes from gymnosperms and pteridophytes are excluded. The strict consensus tree identifies all major monophyletic groups known...

  6. Features for Exploiting Black-Box Optimization Problem Structure

    Tierney, Kevin; Malitsky, Yuri; Abell, Tinus

    2013-01-01

    Black-box optimization (BBO) problems arise in numerous scientic and engineering applications and are characterized by compu- tationally intensive objective functions, which severely limit the number of evaluations that can be performed. We present a robust set of features that analyze the tness...

  7. Fitting boxes to Manhattan scenes using linear integer programming

    Li, Minglei

    2016-02-19

    We propose an approach for automatic generation of building models by assembling a set of boxes using a Manhattan-world assumption. The method first aligns the point cloud with a per-building local coordinate system, and then fits axis-aligned planes to the point cloud through an iterative regularization process. The refined planes partition the space of the data into a series of compact cubic cells (candidate boxes) spanning the entire 3D space of the input data. We then choose to approximate the target building by the assembly of a subset of these candidate boxes using a binary linear programming formulation. The objective function is designed to maximize the point cloud coverage and the compactness of the final model. Finally, all selected boxes are merged into a lightweight polygonal mesh model, which is suitable for interactive visualization of large scale urban scenes. Experimental results and a comparison with state-of-the-art methods demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework.

  8. A 23 GHz survey of GRB error boxes

    Hewitt, J N; Barthelmy, S D; Baumgartner, W H; Cline, T L; Corey, B E; Fishman, G J; Gehrels, N; Hurley, K C; Kouveliotou, C; Meegan, C A; Moore, C B; Rutledge, R E; Trotter, C S

    1996-01-01

    The Haystack 37-meter telescope was used in a pilot project in May 1995 to observe GRB error boxes at 23~GHz. Seven BATSE error boxes and two IPN arcs were scanned by driving the beam of the telescope rapidly across their area. For the BATSE error boxes, the radio observations took place two to eighteen days after the BATSE detection and several boxes were observed more than once. Total power data were recorded continuously as the telescope was driven at a rate of 0.2~degrees/second, yielding Nyquist sampling of the beam with an integration time of 50~milliseconds, corresponding to a theoretical rms sensitivity of 0.5~Jy. Under conditions of good weather, this sensitivity was achieved. In a preliminary analysis of the data we detect only two sources, 3C273 and 0552+398, both catalogued sources that are known to be variable at 23~GHz. Neither had a flux density that was unusally high or low at the time of our observations.

  9. Optimal Black-Box Secret Sharing over Arbitrary Abelian Groups

    Cramer, Ronald; Fehr, Serge

    A black-box secret sharing scheme for the threshold access structure T t,n is one which works over any finite Abelian group G. Briefly, such a scheme differs from an ordinary linear secret sharing scheme (over, say, a given finite field) in that distribution matrix and reconstruction vectors are ...

  10. Energy Savings Assessment for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes

    Cheung, Hoi Ying Iris; Meier, Alan; Brown, Richard

    2011-01-18

    The Digital Television (DTV) Converter Box Coupon Program was administered by the U.S. government to subsidize purchases of digital-to-analog converter boxes, with up to two $40 coupons for each eligible household. In order to qualify as Coupon Eligible Converter Boxes (CECBs), these devices had to meet a number of minimum performance specifications, including energy efficiency standards. The Energy Star Program also established voluntary energy efficiency specifications that are more stringent than the CECB requirements. In this study, we measured the power and energy consumptions for a sample of 12 CECBs (including 6 Energy Star labeled models) in-use in homes and estimated aggregate energy savings produced by the energy efficiency policies. Based on the 35 million coupons redeemed through the end of the program, our analysis indicates that between 2500 and 3700 GWh per year are saved as a result of the energy efficiency policies implemented on digital-to-analog converter boxes. The energy savings generated are equivalent to the annual electricity use of 280,000 average US homes.

  11. Developing Box Plots While Navigating the Maze of Data Representations

    Duncan, Bruce; Fitzallen, Noleine

    2013-01-01

    The learning sequence described in this article was developed to provide students with a demonstration of the development of box plots from authentic data as an illustration of the advantages gained from using multiple forms of data representation. The sequence follows an authentic process that starts with a problem to which data representations…

  12. Optimizing PHB and Protease Production by Box Behnken Design

    Amro Abd al fattah Amara

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Mixed culture is more suitable to adapt more flexible fermentation process and produce different product simultaneously. In this study a mixed Bacillus culture was investigated for their ability to produce the bioplastic "Polyhydroxybutyrate" and both of the mesophilic and the thermophilic proteases in one flask. Box-Behnken experimental design was used. The produced amount of PHB has been increased significantly. Meanwhile there is a competition between PHB and proteases. The maximum produced amount of PHB using Box-Behnken design was 2.82 g/l/48 h with protease activity equal to 41.9 Units/ml/48 h for thermophilic proteases and 99.65 Units/ml/48 h for mesophilic proteases. Excel solver was used for extra-optimization for the optimum conditions obtained from Box-Behnken experiments and its model. The maximum PHB obtained after using Excel solver was 2.88 g/l/48 h. The maximum mesophilic and thermophilic activities obtained at the same PHB production conditions were 175.68 and 243.38 Units/ml respectively. The model accuracy as obtained from Excel solver was 118.8%, which prove the power of the experimental design in optimizing such complicated process. The strategies used in this study are recommended for the production of PHB and different proteases simultaneously using Bacillus mixed culture. ABSTRAK: Kultur campuran adalah lebih sesuai bagi proses penapaian yang fleksibel dan ia boleh menghasilkan produk yang berbeza secara serentak. Dalam kajian ini keupayaan  menghasilkan "Polyhydroxybutyrate" bioplastik serta mesofilik dan termofilik protease dalam satu flask oleh  kultur Bacillus campuran telah disiasat. Eksperimen rekabentuk Box-Behnken telah digunakan. Jumlah PHB yang dikeluarkan meningkat dengan ketara dan terdapat persaingan antara PHB dan protease. Jumlah keluaran PHB maksima menggunakan rekabentuk Box-Behnken adalah 2.82 g/l/48 jam dengan aktiviti protease sama dengan 41.9 Unit/ml/48 jam untuk protease termofilik dan 99.65 Unit

  13. Technology Solutions Case Study: New Insights for Improving the Designs of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes

    None

    2014-01-01

    In this project, IBACOS explored the relationships between pressure and physical configurations of flexible duct junction boxes by using computational fluid dynamics simulations to predict individual box parameters and total system pressure, thereby ensuring improved HVAC performance.

  14. Enhancing Advanced Encryption Standard S-Box Generation Based on Round Key

    Julia Juremi

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new AES-like design for key- dependent AES using S-box rotation. The algorithm involves key expansion algorithm together with S-box rotation and this property can be used to make the S-box key-dependent, hence providing a better security to the block cipher. Fixed S-box allows attackers to study S- box and find weak points while by using key-dependent S-Box approach, it makes it harder for attacker to do any offline analysis of an attack of one particular set of S- boxes. The cipher structure resembles the original AES, only the S-box is made key-dependent without changing the value. This new design is tested using the NIST Statistical Test and will be further cryptanalyzed with algebraic attack in order to permit its subversion or evasion.

  15. 77 FR 38705 - Draft Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and...

    2012-06-28

    ... Federal Aviation Administration Draft Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings... comment on the Draft ``Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and... recommendations for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes and accessories. The FAA has...

  16. Specific Genomic Fingerprints of Phosphate Solubilizing Pseudomonas Strains Generated by Box Elements

    Mohammad Bagher Javadi Nobandegani; Halimi Mohd Saud; Wong Mui Yun

    2014-01-01

    Primers corresponding to conserved bacterial repetitive of BOX elements were used to show that BOX-DNA sequences are widely distributed in phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas strains. Phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas was isolated from oil palm fields (tropical soil) in Malaysia. BOX elements were used to generate genomic fingerprints of a variety of Pseudomonas isolates to identify strains that were not distinguishable by other classification methods. BOX-PCR, that derived genomic fingerprin...

  17. Comparison of Laparoscopy Training Using the Box Trainer Versus the Virtual Trainer

    Mohammadi, Yousef; Lerner, Michelle A.; Sethi, Amanjot S.; Sundaram, Chandru P.

    2010-01-01

    Background and Objectives: To evaluate whether training on a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator improves the performance on a laparoscopic box trainer. Methods: Twenty-six subjects were trained using a box trainer, and 17 participants were trained using a virtual simulator. Participants in the experimental group completed 1 session of 5 exercises on the box trainer, 4 sessions on the virtual simulator, and a final session on the box trainer. Participants in the control group completed 6 s...

  18. Experimental Research and Numerical Simulation of Wing Boxes under Pure Bending Load

    Peiyan Wang; Shile Yao; Xinmei Wang; Zhufeng Yue

    2014-01-01

    Two full-scale wing boxes with different types of butt joints were investigated under pure bending load, and numerical methods, including global analysis and detailed analysis, were proposed to determine the reasons for failure of the wing boxes. Wing boxes were tested under bending loads applied by a multichannel force control system. The experimental results showed that the region of the butt joint was the weakest location of the wing boxes, and the damage loads were far less than the desig...

  19. Frequency distribution of TATA Box and extension sequences on human promoters

    2006-01-01

    Background TATA box is one of the most important transcription factor binding sites. But the exact sequences of TATA box are still not very clear. Results In this study, we conduct a dedicated analysis on the frequency distribution of TATA Box and its extension sequences on human promoters. Sixteen TATA elements derived from the TATA Box motif, TATAWAWN, are classified into three distribution patterns: peak, bottom-peak, and bottom. Fourteen TATA extension sequences are predicted to be the ne...

  20. The progesterone receptor can regulate transcription in the absence of a functional TATA box element

    Thomson, A A; Ham, J.; Bakker, O.; Parker, M G

    1990-01-01

    We have investigated the importance of the TATA box element in the induction of transcription by the progesterone receptor. Transcription was analyzed from promoters containing a steroid response element upstream of a wild-type or mutated TATA box. Mutation of the TATA box resulted in a loss of correctly initiated transcripts and abolished binding of TATA factor to the TATA box in vitro but did not inhibit transcriptional activation by the progesterone receptor. Thus we conclude that the rece...

  1. The Role of Protein Electrostatics in Facilitating the Catalysis of DEAD-box Proteins

    Frenz, Christopher M.

    2008-01-01

    Protein electrostatic states have been demonstrated to play crucial roles in catalysis, ligand binding, protein stability, and in the modulation of allosteric effects. Electrostatic states are demonstrated to appear conserved among DEAD-box motifs and evidence is presented that the structural changes that occur to DEAD box proteins upon ligand binding alter the DEAD-box motif electrostatics in a way the facilitates the catalytic role of the DEAD-box glutatmate.

  2. 49 CFR 230.63 - Smoke box, steam pipes and pressure parts.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Smoke box, steam pipes and pressure parts. 230.63... Appurtenances Steam Pipes § 230.63 Smoke box, steam pipes and pressure parts. The smoke box, steam pipes and pressure parts shall be inspected at each annual inspection, or any other time that conditions warrant....

  3. 77 FR 29740 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; BOX Options Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

    2012-05-18

    ... requires greater expenditure of human and technical resources than regulating non- customer trading... Transactions (transactions executed on the BOX Book). The account types on BOX are Public Customer..., Inc. Liquidity Fees and Credits for Non-Auction Transactions Orders that add liquidity to the BOX...

  4. Entanglement and decoherence of a micromechanical resonator via coupling to a Cooper box

    Armour, A. D.; Blencowe, M. P.; Schwab, K. C.

    2001-01-01

    We analyse the quantum dynamics of a micromechanical resonator capacitively coupled to a Cooper box. With appropriate quantum state control of the Cooper box, the resonator can be driven into a superposition of spatially separated states. The Cooper box can also be used to probe the environmentally-induced decoherence of the resonator superposition state.

  5. Justification procedure of hydrogen safety of RU BN compartments as exemplified by steam generator box

    Basic proposals on completing calculational procedures of sodium cooled reactors hydrogen safety justification, particularly steam generator (SG) box, are presented. It is pointed out that hydrogen appearance in SG box is possible only in accidents with multiple failures. The data presented shows that hydrogen safety and explosion-proofness of fast reactor facility SG box are provided without any special complex and expensive means

  6. A white-box model of S-shaped and double S-shaped single-species population growth

    Kalmykov, Lev V.; Vyacheslav L. Kalmykov

    2015-01-01

    Complex systems may be mechanistically modelled by white-box modeling with using logical deterministic individual-based cellular automata. Mathematical models of complex systems are of three types: black-box (phenomenological), white-box (mechanistic, based on the first principles) and grey-box (mixtures of phenomenological and mechanistic models). Most basic ecological models are of black-box type, including Malthusian, Verhulst, Lotka–Volterra models. In black-box models, the individual-bas...

  7. Box products in nilpotent normal form theory: The factoring method

    Murdock, James

    2016-01-01

    Let N be a nilpotent matrix and consider vector fields x ˙ = Nx + v (x) in normal form. Then v is equivariant under the flow eN*t for the inner product normal form or eMt for the sl2 normal form. These vector equivariants can be found by finding the scalar invariants for the Jordan blocks in N* or M; taking the box product of these to obtain the invariants for N* or M itself; and then boosting the invariants to equivariants by another box product. These methods, developed by Murdock and Sanders in 2007, are here given a self-contained exposition with new foundations and new algorithms yielding improved (simpler) Stanley decompositions for the invariants and equivariants. Ideas used include transvectants (from classical invariant theory), Stanley decompositions (from commutative algebra), and integer cones (from integer programming). This approach can be extended to covariants of sl2k for k > 1, known as SLOCC in quantum computing.

  8. Observational semantics of the Prolog Resolution Box Model

    Deransart, Pierre; Ferrand, Gérard

    2007-01-01

    This paper specifies an observational semantics and gives an original presentation of the Byrd box model. The approach accounts for the semantics of Prolog tracers independently of a particular Prolog implementation. Prolog traces are, in general, considered as rather obscure and difficult to use. The proposed formal presentation of its trace constitutes a simple and pedagogical approach for teaching Prolog or for implementing Prolog tracers. It is a form of declarative specification for the tracers. The trace model introduced here is only one example to illustrate general problems relating to tracers and observing processes. Observing processes know, from observed processes, only their traces. The issue is then to be able to reconstitute, by the sole analysis of the trace, part of the behaviour of the observed process, and if possible, without any loss of information. As a matter of fact, our approach highlights qualities of the Prolog resolution box model which made its success, but also its insufficiencies...

  9. Permanent sealing: Valve stuffing boxes in nuclear power stations

    Water in nuclear powerstations contains up to 2000 ppm of boric acid. If a valve leaks, the boric acid crystallises out around the stuffing box and the packing is destroyed. Replacement is very problematical, particularly because of radiation, takes a long time and is very expensive (possible shutdown). Electricite de France has therefore developed stuffing boxes made of expanding graphite. Before E.d.F. uses a seal permanently in a nuclear powerstation, intensive tests are carried out such as the investigation of dynamic sealing for boric acid solutions at 200 bar and 3000C (JAPET experimental plant), corrosion tests (6 months life test a 3000C and 90 bar) and test of deformation characteristics under pressure and pressure transients. ''Lattygraf E1'', a packing made of expanding graphite, was selected as the best product. The construction and operation are discussed. (DOMA)

  10. Competitive markets, collective action, and the Big Box Retailer problem

    Brent D. Beal

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available I use a stylized scenario—the Big Box retailer Problem—to demonstrate that the presence of behavioural interdependence in economic markets may result in deficient outcomes that are both stable and supported by ongoing participant behaviour. I present a theoretical discussion of social dilemmas and use the Big Box retailer Problem to illustrate that these characteristics—stability and ongoing support—cannot be reliably employed as indicators of outcome efficiency. Equally important is the conclusion that upfront costs and the ongoing necessity of monitoring and encouraging contributory behaviour are not reliable indicators of the relative inefficiency of outcomes associated with collective action. Questions are raised regarding the ethical responsibilities of business educators and the implications of social dilemmas for corporate social responsibility research.

  11. Free box^k Scalar Conformal Field Theory

    Brust, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    We consider the generalizations of the free U(N) and O(N) scalar conformal field theories to actions with higher powers of the Laplacian, box^k, in general dimension d. We study the spectra, Verma modules, anomalies and OPE of these theories. We argue that in certain d and k, the spectrum contains zero norm operators which are both primary and descendant, as well as extension operators which are neither primary nor descendant. In addition, we argue that in even dimensions d <= 2k, there are well-defined operator algebras which are related to the box^k theories and are novel in that they have a finite number of single-trace states.

  12. Application of glove box robotics to hazardous waste management

    Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi-automated system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect the operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely using the robot in a telerobotic mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive type operations. The system will initially be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous phase tritium released into the glove box. This paper presents the objectives of this program, provides background related to LLNL's robotics and waste handling program, describes the major system components, outlines system operation, and discusses current status and plans

  13. Pressure regulation in the dry-boxes. Argon purification

    Each dry-box is equipped with an autonomous installation for circulation and purification of argon and for pressure regulation. This installation consists essentially of a ballast tank, a compressor and two valves electromagnetically controlled by a contact manometer. The compressor and the valves are enclosed in the tank to form a system as compact as possible. The argon is purified by passing it over a furnace filled with titanium-zirconium turnings brought to about 800 deg. C, branching off the main system. With this set-up as well as the automatic maintenance of a constant depression in the box, a quality of argon is obtained whose oxygen contact is undetectable by the manganous hydroxide method. (author)

  14. Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes

    The report concerns attempts to extinguish fire in uranium - chosen as a basis for comparison - and in plutonium, these being contained in glove boxes. The extinguishing powders TEC and MG 10 were tried and compared. The operator used in plastic bags. The metal was dealt with respectively in the form of billets, compact chips and finally thin shavings. In each case fire control was without difficulty. One must allow a certain time for cooling. The powder MG 10 showed very good results. Moreover, the trials proved that densely packed shavings are a very real security factor. The interior lay-out of the glove boxes ought, in order to facilitate further manipulations, be such as to render extinction as easy as possible should the need arise. (authors)

  15. The role of secondary electron collection in box IEMP coupling

    Analytical models have been developed to estimate the secondary electron current collected at a biased land during box IEMP. The simple models are intended for the use of systems designers who must estimate the threat to active electronics during box IEMP and who may not have access to the large computer codes which simulate SGEMP. Separate theories apply to the nonself-consistent regime (when the collected charge does not greatly perturb the cavity fields) and the spacecharge-limited regime (when the secondary electrons screen the potential near the land). Analytical calculations for simple test cases compare well with selfconsistent SGEMP computer simulations and with data from past experiments at an MBS facility. Underprediction of the response at biases above +100 V suggests that an undetermined physical mechanism becomes important at high biases

  16. Application Analysis of Ad Lamp-box Controller

    FANG Yuan; LU Bin

    2014-01-01

    The ad lamp-box controller is designed in consideration that ordinary urban ad lights usually remain lit through the night and a specially assigned staff needs to be on duty to control their switches. It can be automatically controlled with a photo resistance testing the day and night as well as a CD4060 chip controlling the length of time interval between switching the ad lamp-boxes on and off. In this way, both energy and labor can be saved with the controller. It is matching with the target of“constructing a conservation-minded society”in our country and deserves to be promoted in market with its practical signifi-cance.

  17. Safeguards Approaches for Black Box Processes or Facilities

    Diaz-Marcano, Helly; Gitau, Ernest TN; Hockert, John; Miller, Erin; Wylie, Joann

    2013-09-25

    The objective of this study is to determine whether a safeguards approach can be developed for “black box” processes or facilities. These are facilities where a State or operator may limit IAEA access to specific processes or portions of a facility; in other cases, the IAEA may be prohibited access to the entire facility. The determination of whether a black box process or facility is safeguardable is dependent upon the details of the process type, design, and layout; the specific limitations on inspector access; and the restrictions placed upon the design information that can be provided to the IAEA. This analysis identified the necessary conditions for safeguardability of black box processes and facilities.

  18. Gas box control system for Tandem Mirror Experiment-Upgrade

    The Tandem Mirror Experiment-Upgrade (TMX-U) uses several methods to feed gas (usually deuterium) at different energies into the plasma region of the machine. One is an arrangement of eight high-speed piezo-electric valves mounted on special manifolds (gas box) that feed cold gas directly to the plasma. This paper describes the electronic valve control and data acquisition portions of the gas box, which are controlled by a desk-top computer. Various flow profiles have been developed and stored in the control computer for ready access by the operator. The system uses two modes of operation, one that exercises and characterizes the valves and one that operates the valves with the rest of the experiment. Both the valve control signals and the pressure transducers data are recorded on the diagnostics computer so that they are available for experiment analysis

  19. Gray-Box Modeling of a Pneumatic Servo-Valve

    Mojtaba Aghamirsalim; Hosein Farahmandzad; Farhad Toorani

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the evaluation as well as the combined analytical andexperimental identification (gray box identification) of a servo-valve torque motor as thedirectional valve applied in a pneumatic actuator. Based on analytical modelling, a simplelinear parametric model with transfer function and block diagram is developed. Next, thestatic and dynamic characteristics of the torque motor are obtained from experimentalobservations. The characteristics confirm the desired linear behaviour ...

  20. Black-Box Algorithms for Sampling from Continuous Distributions

    Hörmann, Wolfgang; Leydold, Josef

    2006-01-01

    For generating non-uniform random variates, black-box algorithms are powerful tools that allow drawing samples from large classes of distributions. We give an overview of the design principles of such methods and show that they have advantages compared to specialized algorithms even for standard distributions, e.g., the marginal generation times are fast and depend mainly on the chosen method and not on the distribution. Moreover these methods are suitable for specialized tasks like sampling ...

  1. Evaluation of multi-box diagrams in six dimensions

    We present a simple method which simplifies the evaluation of the on-shell multiple box diagrams reducing them to triangle type ones. For the L-loop diagram one gets the expression in terms of Feynman parameters with 2L-fold integration. As examples we consider the 2 and 3 loops cases, the numerical integration up to six loops is also presented. The method is valid in six dimensions where neither UV not IR divergences appear

  2. A NEW PRINCIPAL PIVOTING SCHEME FOR BOX LINEAR COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEMS

    WANGZHEMIN

    1997-01-01

    Judice and Pires developed in recent years principal pivoting methods for the solving ofthe so-called box linear complementarity problems (BLCPs) where the constraint matrices are restrictedly supposed to be of P-matrices. This paper aims at presenting a new principal pivoting scheme for BLCPs where the constraint matrices are loosely supposed to be row sufficient. This scheme can be applied to the solving of convex quadratic programs subject to linear constraints and arbitrary upper and lower bound constraints on variables.

  3. Fermionic Casimir energy in a three-dimensional box

    In this paper we calculate the Casimir energy for a massless fermionic field confined inside a three-dimensional rectangular box. We use the MIT bag model boundary condition for the confinement. We use the direct mode summation method along with the Abel-Plana summation formula to compute the Casimir energy, without any use of regularization or analytic continuation techniques. We obtain a negative Casimir energy, as opposed to the previously reported result for the interior of a three-dimensional sphere.

  4. Chinese boxes: "Typhoon" and Conrad's history of the Chinese

    Kerr, D.

    2009-01-01

    This essay examines the novel "Typhoon," by Joseph Conrad, as a story about Chinamen coolies and seamen onboard a steamer transporting Chinese laborers. It argues that the Chinese boxes of the coolies represent several versions of the history of the Chinese and that the coolies are also representatives of a civilization with ideas and institutions, a law and order of nature. It also describes the images of Chinese life and their association to sociality, cooperation, nourishment, simplicity, ...

  5. Salmonella in pig lairage and in stunning box

    Karabasil Neđeljko; Dimitrijević Mirjana; Pavlićević Nataša; Teodorović Vlado; Lončina Jasna; Nedeljković-Trailović Jelena; Baltić Milan Ž.

    2012-01-01

    Salmonella is one of the most important zoonotic pathogens and the consumption of pork meat is a major source of human infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Salmonella on different surfaces in the pig lairage and stunning box as potential sources of cross contamination of animals and carcasses. Sampling was conducted in two abattoirs (slaughterhouse A and slaughterhouse B). Samples were taken from slaughterhouse A in two instan...

  6. Numerical cubature from Archimedes' hat-box theorem

    Kuperberg, Greg

    2004-01-01

    Archimedes' hat-box theorem states that uniform measure on a sphere projects to uniform measure on an interval. This fact can be used to derive Simpson's rule. We present various constructions of, and lower bounds for, numerical cubature formulas using moment maps as a generalization of Archimedes' theorem. We realize some well-known cubature formulas on simplices as projections of spherical designs. We combine cubature formulas on simplices and tori to make new formulas on spheres. In partic...

  7. ArduiPod Box: a low-cost and open-source Skinner box using an iPod Touch and an Arduino microcontroller.

    Pineño, Oskar

    2014-03-01

    This article introduces the ArduiPod Box, an open-source device built using two main components (i.e., an iPod Touch and an Arduino microcontroller), developed as a low-cost alternative to the standard operant conditioning chamber, or "Skinner box." Because of its affordability, the ArduiPod Box provides an opportunity for educational institutions with small budgets seeking to set up animal laboratories for research and instructional purposes. A pilot experiment is also presented, which shows that the ArduiPod Box, in spite of its extraordinary simplicity, can be effectively used to study animal learning and behavior. PMID:23813238

  8. Wind Turbine Box - energy fluxes around a characteristic wind turbine

    Calaf, Marc; Cortina, Gerard; Sharma, Varun

    2015-11-01

    This research project presents a new tool, so called ``Wind Turbine Box'', that allows for the direct comparison between the flow around a single wind turbine and the flow around a characteristic wind turbine immersed within a large wind farm. The Wind Turbine Box consists of a limited control volume defined around each wind turbine that is timely co-aligned with each corresponding turbine's yaw-angle. Hence it is possible to extract flow statistics around each wind turbine, regardless of whether the turbine is fully isolated or it is plunged within a large wind farm. The Wind Turbine Box tool has been used to compute the energy fluxes around a characteristic wind turbine of a large wind farm to better understand the wake replenishment processes throughout a complete diurnal cycle. The effective loading of the wind farm has been gradually increased, ranging from quasi-isolated wind turbines to a highly packed wind farm. For this purpose, several Large Eddy Simulations have been run, forced with a constant geostrophic wind and a time varying surface temperature extracted from a selected period of the CASES-99 field experiment. Results illustrate the differences in the flow dynamics as it evolves around a characteristic wind turbine within a large wind farm and its asymptotic transition to the fully developed wind turbine array boundary layer.

  9. Packaging design criteria modified fuel spacer burial box. Revision 1

    Various Hanford facilities must transfer large radioactively contaminated items to burial/storage. Presently, there are eighteen Fuel Spacer Burial Boxes (FSBBs) available on the Hanford Site for transport of such items. Previously, the FSBBS were transported from a rail car to the burial trench via a drag-off operation. To allow for the lifting of the boxes into the burial trench, it will be necessary to improve the packagings lifting attachments and provide structural reinforcement. Additional safety improvements to the packaging system will be provided by the addition of a positive closure system and package ventilation. FSBBs that are modified in such a manner are referred to as Modified Fuel Spacer Burial Boxes (MFSBs). The criteria provided by this PDC will be used to demonstrate that the transfer of the MFSB will provide an equivalent degree of safety as would be provided by a package meeting offsite transportation requirements. This fulfills the onsite transportation safety requirements implemented in WHC-CM-2-14, Hazardous Material Packaging and Shipping. A Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) will be prepared to evaluate the safety of the transfer operation. Approval of the SARP is required to authorize transfer. Criteria are also established to ensure burial requirements are met

  10. An Introduction to Plum Blossom Boxing: History, Culture and Practice

    Guodong Zhang

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Meihuaquan (“Plum Blossom Fist [Boxing]” has traditionally been practiced as vernacular (folk art practiced among the Han ethnic group residing in the Shandong, Henan and Hebei Provinces of China. Historical documentation dates Plum Blossom Boxing to the seventeenth century. The classic Chinese novel, Shuǐhǔ Zhuàn (Marsh Chronicles recounts the martial exploits of Shandong’s twelfth century outlaw heroes who may have been Mei Boxers, also. Thus, for perhaps a millennium, the region has been noted for vernacular martial arts and social banditry. The region’s rampant lawlessness promoted highly-developed martial prowess among both lawbreakers and those who were required to protect themselves against the brigands. Cultural, economic, and environmental factors in the region gave rise to heterodox political and religious beliefs that frequently served as a catalyst for martial sects, most notably the “Boxers” who at the turn of the twentieth century, came into conflict with the imperial government. These factors laid the groundwork for the “character traits” of the art while Taoism, the Five Elements theory, and a concept of predictable change shaped Plum Boxing’s strategic and mechanical principles. In the past decade, there have been efforts to globalize this vernacular martial art. Rather than driving Plum Boxing to extinction it is likely that the folk and the “larger than local” will co-exist.

  11. POD Model Reconstruction for Gray-Box Fault Detection

    Park, Han; Zak, Michail

    2007-01-01

    Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) is the mathematical basis of a method of constructing low-order mathematical models for the "gray-box" fault-detection algorithm that is a component of a diagnostic system known as beacon-based exception analysis for multi-missions (BEAM). POD has been successfully applied in reducing computational complexity by generating simple models that can be used for control and simulation for complex systems such as fluid flows. In the present application to BEAM, POD brings the same benefits to automated diagnosis. BEAM is a method of real-time or offline, automated diagnosis of a complex dynamic system.The gray-box approach makes it possible to utilize incomplete or approximate knowledge of the dynamics of the system that one seeks to diagnose. In the gray-box approach, a deterministic model of the system is used to filter a time series of system sensor data to remove the deterministic components of the time series from further examination. What is left after the filtering operation is a time series of residual quantities that represent the unknown (or at least unmodeled) aspects of the behavior of the system. Stochastic modeling techniques are then applied to the residual time series. The procedure for detecting abnormal behavior of the system then becomes one of looking for statistical differences between the residual time series and the predictions of the stochastic model.

  12. 太阳日总辐射量的Box-Jenkins模型%BOX-JENKINS MODEL FOR DAILY SOLAR RADIATION

    王敏; 丁明

    2012-01-01

    基于天文辐射和日照率数据,采用系统辨识的方法建立了模拟太阳日总辐射量的BJ( Box-Jenkins)模型.该模型与传统的(A)ngstr(m)的日总辐射量的计算公式相比,模拟和预测效果更好.%Based on astronomical radiation and percentage of possible sunshine data, the BJ (Box-Jenkins) model for daily solar irradiation is established using system identification method. The simulation and the one-step forecast results of the BJ model are better than Angstrm formula of the calculation.

  13. Replacement of roller-track girder on overburden conveying bridge F60 at the Walzow opencast mine of LAUBAG; Rollbahntraegerwechsel an der Abraumfoerderbruecke F60 im Tagebau Welzow der Lausitzer Braunkohle AG

    Arnold, E. [LAUBAG, Senftenberg (Germany); Nies, G. [MAN TAKRAF Foerdertechnik GmbH, Lauchhammer (Germany)

    1996-11-01

    After an operating time of about 20 years damage, mainly in the form of cracks in welds, occurs on the roller-track girders of the overburden conveying bridges. The causes of this damage are the quality of the H 45/60 steel that is used and the structural design of this assembly. In order to ensure safe operation of the conveying bridge until such time as the Welzow-South opencast mine is worked-out, the main over-run sections were replaced. Including all secondary and auxiliary structures, about 700 t of steel structure had to be fabricated anew. This entire replacement campaign was accompanied by a number of quality assurance measures in order to preclude any subsequent reworking, which would entail great expense. (orig.) [Deutsch] Nach ca. 20jaehriger Betriebszeit kommt es an den Rollbahntraegern der Abraumfoerderbruecken zu Schaeden, hauptsaechlich zu Schweissnahtrissen. Ursachen dafuer sind die Qualitaet des eingesetzten Stahles H 45/60 und die konstruktive Gestaltung dieser Baugruppe. Um die Foerderbruecke bis zum Auslaufen des Tagebaues Welzow-Sued sicher betreiben zu koennen, wurden die Hauptueberrollbereiche ausgetauscht. Einschliesslich aller Neben- und Hilfskonstruktionen mussten ca. 700 t Stahlbau neu gefertigt werden. Die gesamte Massnahme wurde begleitet von einer Reihe Qualitaetssicherungsmassnahmen, um jegliche Nacharbeit, die sehr aufwendig waere, auszuschliessen. (orig.)

  14. 基于 Flash 平台下的钢筋工程量计算--以框架梁为例%Reinforced Concrete Construction Volume Calculation Based on Flash Platform:Taking Frame Girder as an Example

    李云春; 李敬民; 马文杰; 王瑞; 陈双红

    2013-01-01

      在工程造价工作中,有关钢筋工程量的枯燥的平法表示法和繁琐的计算往往令初学者望而生畏,甚至失去了学习的兴趣。本文主要通过 Flash 强大的动画演示功能和内置的 AcionScript 脚本语言,以一根框架梁为例,将平淡无奇的钢筋平法图形像动画一样生动、形象地展示出来,并配以文字说明与计算方法,让钢筋工程量计算的学习变得简单易学,并较大程度地增强学习者的学习兴趣。%In the administration of engineering cost, students often have difficulties in P -method expression and cumbersome calculations of reinforced concrete construction volume, even lost interest in learning. Taking a frame girder as an example, the paper shows the P-method figure through Flashi and built-in AcionScript scripting language, with a text description and calculation methods; it makes calculation of reinforced concrete construction volume simply and easy, and enhances students ' interest in learning.

  15. Monte Carlo simulation experiments on box-type radon dosimeter

    Jamil, Khalid; Kamran, Muhammad; Illahi, Ahsan; Manzoor, Shahid

    2014-11-01

    Epidemiological studies show that inhalation of radon gas (222Rn) may be carcinogenic especially to mine workers, people living in closed indoor energy conserved environments and underground dwellers. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to measure the 222Rn concentrations (Bq/m3) in indoors environments. For this purpose, box-type passive radon dosimeters employing ion track detector like CR-39 are widely used. Fraction of the number of radon alphas emitted in the volume of the box type dosimeter resulting in latent track formation on CR-39 is the latent track registration efficiency. Latent track registration efficiency is ultimately required to evaluate the radon concentration which consequently determines the effective dose and the radiological hazards. In this research, Monte Carlo simulation experiments were carried out to study the alpha latent track registration efficiency for box type radon dosimeter as a function of dosimeter's dimensions and range of alpha particles in air. Two different self developed Monte Carlo simulation techniques were employed namely: (a) Surface ratio (SURA) method and (b) Ray hitting (RAHI) method. Monte Carlo simulation experiments revealed that there are two types of efficiencies i.e. intrinsic efficiency (ηint) and alpha hit efficiency (ηhit). The ηint depends upon only on the dimensions of the dosimeter and ηhit depends both upon dimensions of the dosimeter and range of the alpha particles. The total latent track registration efficiency is the product of both intrinsic and hit efficiencies. It has been concluded that if diagonal length of box type dosimeter is kept smaller than the range of alpha particle then hit efficiency is achieved as 100%. Nevertheless the intrinsic efficiency keeps playing its role. The Monte Carlo simulation experimental results have been found helpful to understand the intricate track registration mechanisms in the box type dosimeter. This paper explains that how radon concentration from the

  16. Monte Carlo simulation experiments on box-type radon dosimeter

    Jamil, Khalid, E-mail: kjamil@comsats.edu.pk; Kamran, Muhammad; Illahi, Ahsan; Manzoor, Shahid

    2014-11-11

    Epidemiological studies show that inhalation of radon gas ({sup 222}Rn) may be carcinogenic especially to mine workers, people living in closed indoor energy conserved environments and underground dwellers. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to measure the {sup 222}Rn concentrations (Bq/m{sup 3}) in indoors environments. For this purpose, box-type passive radon dosimeters employing ion track detector like CR-39 are widely used. Fraction of the number of radon alphas emitted in the volume of the box type dosimeter resulting in latent track formation on CR-39 is the latent track registration efficiency. Latent track registration efficiency is ultimately required to evaluate the radon concentration which consequently determines the effective dose and the radiological hazards. In this research, Monte Carlo simulation experiments were carried out to study the alpha latent track registration efficiency for box type radon dosimeter as a function of dosimeter’s dimensions and range of alpha particles in air. Two different self developed Monte Carlo simulation techniques were employed namely: (a) Surface ratio (SURA) method and (b) Ray hitting (RAHI) method. Monte Carlo simulation experiments revealed that there are two types of efficiencies i.e. intrinsic efficiency (η{sub int}) and alpha hit efficiency (η{sub hit}). The η{sub int} depends upon only on the dimensions of the dosimeter and η{sub hit} depends both upon dimensions of the dosimeter and range of the alpha particles. The total latent track registration efficiency is the product of both intrinsic and hit efficiencies. It has been concluded that if diagonal length of box type dosimeter is kept smaller than the range of alpha particle then hit efficiency is achieved as 100%. Nevertheless the intrinsic efficiency keeps playing its role. The Monte Carlo simulation experimental results have been found helpful to understand the intricate track registration mechanisms in the box type dosimeter. This paper

  17. Saturation of the magnetorotational instability in the unstratified shearing box with zero net flux: convergence in taller boxes

    Shi, Ji-Ming; Stone, James M.; Huang, Chelsea X.

    2016-03-01

    Previous studies of the non-linear regime of the magnetorotational instability in one particular type of shearing box model - unstratified with no net magnetic flux - find that without explicit dissipation (viscosity and resistivity) the saturation amplitude decreases with increasing numerical resolution. We show that this result is strongly dependent on the vertical aspect ratio of the computational domain Lz/Lx. When Lz/Lx ≲ 1, we recover previous results. However, when the vertical domain is extended Lz/Lx ≳ 2.5, we find the saturation level of the stress is greatly increased (giving a ratio of stress to pressure α ≳ 0.1), and moreover the results are independent of numerical resolution. Consistent with previous results, we find that saturation of the magnetorotational (MRI) in this regime is controlled by a cyclic dynamo which generates patches of strong toroidal field that switches sign on scales of Lx in the vertical direction. We speculate that when Lz/Lx ≲ 1, the dynamo is inhibited by the small size of the vertical domain, leading to the puzzling dependence of saturation amplitude on resolution. We show that previous toy models developed to explain the MRI dynamo are consistent with our results, and that the cyclic pattern of toroidal fields observed in stratified shearing box simulations (leading to the so-called butterfly diagram) may also be related. In tall boxes the saturation amplitude is insensitive to whether or not explicit dissipation is included in the calculations, at least for large magnetic Reynolds and Prandtl number. Finally, we show MRI turbulence in tall domains has a smaller critical Pmc, and an extended lifetime compared to Lz/Lx ≲ 1 boxes.

  18. Insights into the quality of DnaA boxes and their cooperativity

    Hansen, Flemming G.; Christensen, Bjarke Bak; Nielsen, Christina Bang;

    2006-01-01

    Plasmids carrying the mioC promoter region with its two DnaA boxes are as efficient in titration of DnaA protein as plasmids carrying a replicationinactivated oriC region with its five DnaA boxes. The two DnaA boxes upstream of the mioC promoter were mutated in various ways to study the cooperati......Plasmids carrying the mioC promoter region with its two DnaA boxes are as efficient in titration of DnaA protein as plasmids carrying a replicationinactivated oriC region with its five DnaA boxes. The two DnaA boxes upstream of the mioC promoter were mutated in various ways to study the...... cooperativity between the DnaA boxes, and to study in vivo the in vitrodefined 9mer DnaA box consensus sequence TTA/TTNCACA). The quality and cooperativity of the DnaA oxes were determined in two complementary ways: as titration of DnaA protein leading to derepression of the dnaA promoter, and as repression of...... the mioC promoter caused by the DnaA protein binding to the DnaA boxes. Titration of DnaA protein correlated with repression of the mioC promoter. The level of titration and repression with the normal promoter-proximal box (TTTTCCACA) depends strongly on the presence and the quality of a DnaA box in...

  19. Fano-Kondo and the Kondo box regimes crossover in a quantum dot coupled to a quantum box.

    Apel, Victor M; Orellana, Pedro A; Pacheco, Monica; Anda, Enrique V

    2013-12-18

    In this work, we study the Kondo effect of a quantum dot (QD) connected to leads and to a discrete set of one-particle states provided by a quantum box represented by a quantum ring (QR) pierced by a magnetic flux side attached to the QD. The interplay between the bulk Kondo effect and the so-called Kondo box regime is studied. In this system the QR energies can be continuously modified by the application of the magnetic field. The crossover between these two regimes is analyzed by changing the connection of the QD to the QR from the weak to the strong coupling regime. In the weak coupling regime, the differential conductance develops a sequence of Fano-Kondo anti-resonances due to destructive interference between the discrete quantum ring levels and the conducting Kondo channel provided by the leads. In the strong coupling regime the differential conductance has very sharp resonances when one of the Kondo discrete sub-levels characterizing the Kondo box is tuned by the applied potential. The conductance, the current fluctuations and the Fano coefficient result as being the relevant physical magnitudes to be analyzed to reveal the physical properties of these two Kondo regimes and the crossover region between them. The results were obtained by using the slave boson mean field theory (SBMFT). PMID:24275637

  20. some chocolate和a box of chocolates的区别

    王振元

    2012-01-01

    在《牛津小学英语》5A Unit8 A campingt rip一课中,有这么一句话:Miss Li has a box of chocolates and Mr Green has some fruit.这里出现了chocolate的复数。在平时的教学中,教师告诉学生chocolate是不可数名词,这里又出现了复数,作何解释呢?笔者认为,理解单复数还要根据不同的文化背景。

  1. Introduction to game physics with Box2D

    Parberry, Ian

    2013-01-01

    Written by a pioneer of game development in academia, Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D covers the theory and practice of 2D game physics in a relaxed and entertaining yet instructional style. It offers a cohesive treatment of the topics and code involved in programming the physics for 2D video games. Focusing on writing elementary game physics code, the first half of the book helps you grasp the challenges of programming game physics from scratch, without libraries or outside help. It examines the mathematical foundation of game physics and illustrates how it is applied in practice thro

  2. Standard Waste Box Lid Screw Removal Option Testing

    This report provides results from test work conducted to resolve the removal of screws securing the standard waste box (SWB) lids that hold the remediated nitrate salt (RNS) drums. The test work evaluated equipment and process alternatives for removing the 42 screws that hold the SWB lid in place. The screws were secured with a red Loctite thread locker that makes removal very difficult because the rivets that the screw threads into would slip before the screw could be freed from the rivet, making it impossible to remove the screw and therefore the SWB lid.

  3. Standard Waste Box Lid Screw Removal Option Testing

    Anast, Kurt Roy [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-03-11

    This report provides results from test work conducted to resolve the removal of screws securing the standard waste box (SWB) lids that hold the remediated nitrate salt (RNS) drums. The test work evaluated equipment and process alternatives for removing the 42 screws that hold the SWB lid in place. The screws were secured with a red Loctite thread locker that makes removal very difficult because the rivets that the screw threads into would slip before the screw could be freed from the rivet, making it impossible to remove the screw and therefore the SWB lid.

  4. COMPUTER MODEL AND SIMULATION OF A GLOVE BOX PROCESS

    C. FOSTER; ET AL

    2001-01-01

    The development of facilities to deal with the disposition of nuclear materials at an acceptable level of Occupational Radiation Exposure (ORE) is a significant issue facing the nuclear community. One solution is to minimize the worker's exposure though the use of automated systems. However, the adoption of automated systems for these tasks is hampered by the challenging requirements that these systems must meet in order to be cost effective solutions in the hazardous nuclear materials processing environment. Retrofitting current glove box technologies with automation systems represents potential near-term technology that can be applied to reduce worker ORE associated with work in nuclear materials processing facilities. Successful deployment of automation systems for these applications requires the development of testing and deployment strategies to ensure the highest level of safety and effectiveness. Historically, safety tests are conducted with glove box mock-ups around the finished design. This late detection of problems leads to expensive redesigns and costly deployment delays. With wide spread availability of computers and cost effective simulation software it is possible to discover and fix problems early in the design stages. Computer simulators can easily create a complete model of the system allowing a safe medium for testing potential failures and design shortcomings. The majority of design specification is now done on computer and moving that information to a model is relatively straightforward. With a complete model and results from a Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), redesigns can be worked early. Additional issues such as user accessibility, component replacement, and alignment problems can be tackled early in the virtual environment provided by computer simulation. In this case, a commercial simulation package is used to simulate a lathe process operation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Lathe process operation is

  5. Mom-and-Pops or Big Box Stores

    Michael J. Hicks; Keil, Stanley R.; Lee C. Spector

    2012-01-01

    This article explores WalMart’s impact on the retail sector in the counties in which it is located, as well as in surrounding counties, by examining the number and size of retail outlets, by retail category. Using statewide data as well as a case study incorporating econometric modes, we find that the main impact of the entrance of a WalMart primarily falls on competitive big box stores. Furthermore, we find that the long-run adjustment to the entrance of a WalMart takes between 18 and 36 m...

  6. Advanced Technology Lifecycle Analysis System (ATLAS) Technology Tool Box (TTB)

    Doyle, Monica; ONeil, Daniel A.; Christensen, Carissa B.

    2005-01-01

    The Advanced Technology Lifecycle Analysis System (ATLAS) is a decision support tool designed to aid program managers and strategic planners in determining how to invest technology research and development dollars. It is an Excel-based modeling package that allows a user to build complex space architectures and evaluate the impact of various technology choices. ATLAS contains system models, cost and operations models, a campaign timeline and a centralized technology database. Technology data for all system models is drawn from a common database, the ATLAS Technology Tool Box (TTB). The TTB provides a comprehensive, architecture-independent technology database that is keyed to current and future timeframes.

  7. Tortoiseshell or Polymer? Spectroscopic Analysis to Redefine a Purported Tortoiseshell Box with Gold Decorations as a Plastic Box with Brass.

    Pereira, António; Caldeira, Ana Teresa; Maduro, Belmira; Vandenabeele, Peter; Candeias, António

    2016-01-01

    The study and preservation of museum collections requires complete knowledge and understanding of constituent materials that can be natural, synthetic, or semi-synthetic polymers. In former times, objects were incorporated in museum collections and classified solely by their appearance. New studies, prompted by severe degradation processes or conservation-restoration actions, help shed light on the materiality of objects that can contradict the original information or assumptions. The selected case study presented here is of a box dating from the beginning of the 20th century that belongs to the Portuguese National Ancient Art Museum. Museum curators classified it as a tortoiseshell box decorated with gold applications solely on the basis of visual inspection and the information provided by the donor. This box has visible signs of degradation with white veils, initially assumed to be the result of biological degradation of a proteinaceous matrix. This paper presents the methodological rationale behind this study and proposes a totally non-invasive methodology for the identification of polymeric materials in museum artifacts. The analysis of surface leachates using (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) complemented by in situ attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy (ATR FT-IR) allowed for full characterization of the object s substratum. The NMR technique unequivocally identified a great number of additives and ATR FT-IR provided information about the polymer structure and while also confirming the presence of additives. The pressure applied during ATR FT-IR spectroscopy did not cause any physical change in the structure of the material at the level of the surface (e.g., color, texture, brightness, etc.). In this study, variable pressure scanning electron microscopy (VP-SEM-EDS) was also used to obtain the elemental composition of the metallic decorations. Additionally, microbiologic and enzymatic assays were performed in order to identify the

  8. Broadband set-top box using MAP-CA processor

    Bush, John E.; Lee, Woobin; Basoglu, Chris

    2001-12-01

    Advances in broadband access are expected to exert a profound impact in our everyday life. It will be the key to the digital convergence of communication, computer and consumer equipment. A common thread that facilitates this convergence comprises digital media and Internet. To address this market, Equator Technologies, Inc., is developing the Dolphin broadband set-top box reference platform using its MAP-CA Broadband Signal ProcessorT chip. The Dolphin reference platform is a universal media platform for display and presentation of digital contents on end-user entertainment systems. The objective of the Dolphin reference platform is to provide a complete set-top box system based on the MAP-CA processor. It includes all the necessary hardware and software components for the emerging broadcast and the broadband digital media market based on IP protocols. Such reference design requires a broadband Internet access and high-performance digital signal processing. By using the MAP-CA processor, the Dolphin reference platform is completely programmable, allowing various codecs to be implemented in software, such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263 and proprietary codecs. The software implementation also enables field upgrades to keep pace with evolving technology and industry demands.

  9. Stuffing box for a sucker rod pump assembly

    Johnson, M.B.

    1987-03-03

    A stuffing box is described for use with a sucker rod pump assembly for a producing well including a polish rod at the upper end of the sucker rods, comprising a tubular housing for mounting on the wellhead of a producing well through which the polish rod reciprocates. Two longitudinally spaced packing assemblies are located in the tubular housing in sealing engagement with the polish rod and the housing to provide an annular chamber for a lubricating fluid to surround the polish rod. The box also comprises a lubricating fluid reservoir mounted on the tubular housing and surrounding the portion of the housing in which the annular chamber is located, upper and lower ports in the housing adjacent the upper and lower ends of the chamber connecting the annular chamber with the lubricating fluid reservoir, the housing being imperforate between the ports, and a removable annular spacer located in the annular chamber between the packing assemblies to hold the packing assemblies spaced apart. The spacer has upper and lower ports adjacent the upper and lower end of the chamber and is in substantially the same plane as the upper and lower ports in the housing.

  10. Innovation by design lessons from post box design & development

    Chakravarthy, Battula Kalyana

    2013-01-01

    The book provides an in-depth knowledge on how a product is designed and developed by Product Designers. This has been achieved through a case study of one product – the Post Box. This product was chosen for the study primarily due to its simple and non-technical nature as that would make it easy for the readers to comprehend the design process. At the same time the Post Box posed all the challenges a designer would face while creating a new product. Through a step by step process the book gradually takes the reader through the design and development journey – right from understanding the product, identifying the user need through market research, comprehending client’s brief, generating product ideas and concepts to development of prototype, manufacturing and final performance of the product. The book illustrates the stages in the design process that lead to innovation which is applicable to all types of products. To make the book more stimulating, interesting facts, figures and pictures on related iss...

  11. Communications systems design for testability: Grey-box testing

    Probert, Robert L.; Geldrez, Cecilia

    Large systems such as telecommunications systems may involve several million lines of executable code and tend to evolve incrementally, thus rendering testing and maintainability a very complex task. For this reason, testing and verification requirements must be defined and incorporated into the development process early in the software development cycle. Thus, design becomes a key component of these systems. An approach to assist in enhancing the testability of software designs is proposed, termed grey-box testing. One particular grey-box testing paradigm named semantic instrumentation is illustrated. Designs are represented as design machines, an extension of finite-state machines. A design-level plan for verification/test is then derived to guarantee branch coverage of the design machine for both normal behaviors and for processing of exceptions. Finally, semantic probes are defined to provide a mapping from the design machine to implemented code. These probes are used to document design decisions, implementation decisions, and execution traces during code verification and test. The process of semantic instrumentation is illustrated on communications services, more precisely, on the service of the alternating bit protocol.

  12. No Quantum Realization of Extremal No-Signaling Boxes

    Ramanathan, Ravishankar; Tuziemski, Jan; Horodecki, Michał; Horodecki, Paweł

    2016-07-01

    The study of quantum correlations is important for fundamental reasons as well as for quantum communication and information processing tasks. On the one hand, it is of tremendous interest to derive the correlations produced by measurements on separated composite quantum systems from within the set of all correlations obeying the no-signaling principle of relativity, by means of information-theoretic principles. On the other hand, an important ongoing research program concerns the formulation of device-independent cryptographic protocols based on quantum nonlocal correlations for the generation of secure keys, and the amplification and expansion of random bits against general no-signaling adversaries. In both these research programs, a fundamental question arises: Can any measurements on quantum states realize the correlations present in pure extremal no-signaling boxes? Here, we answer this question in full generality showing that no nontrivial (not local realistic) extremal boxes of general no-signaling theories can be realized in quantum theory. We then explore some important consequences of this fact.

  13. Mirror boxes and mirror mounts for photophysics beamline

    Photophysics beamline makes use of one metre Seya-Namioka monochromator and two toroidal mirrors in its fore optics. The first toroidal mirror (pre mirror) focuses light originating from the tangent point of the storage ring onto the entrance slit of the monochromator and second toroidal mirror (post mirror) collects light from the exit slit of the monochromator and focuses light onto the sample placed at a distance of about one metre away from the 2nd mirror. To steer light through monochromator and to focus it on the sample of 1mm x 1mm size require precision rotational and translational motion of the mirrors and this has been achieved with the help of precision mirror mounts. Since Indus-1 operates at pressures less than 10-9 m.bar, the mirror mounts should be manipulated under similar ultra high vacuum conditions. Considering these requirements, two mirror boxes and two mirror mounts have been designed and fabricated. The coarse movements to the mirrors are imparted from outside the mirror chamber with the help of x-y tables and precision movements to the mirrors are achieved with the help of mirror mounts. The UHV compatibility and performance of the mirror mounts connected to mirror boxes under ultra high vacuum condition is evaluated. The details of the design, fabrication and performance evaluation are discussed in this report. 5 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab

  14. Numerical Characterization of a Composite Bonded Wing-Box

    Smeltzer, Stanley S., III; Lovejoy, Andrew E.; Satyanarayana, Arunkumar

    2008-01-01

    The development of composite wing structures has focused on the use of mechanical fasteners to join heavily-loaded areas, while bonded joints have been used only for select locations. The focus of this paper is the examination of the adhesive layer in a generic bonded wing box that represents a "fastenerless" or unitized structure in order to characterize the general behavior and failure mechanisms. A global/local approach was applied to study the response of the adhesive layer using a global shell model and a local shell/solid model. The wing box was analyzed under load to represent a high-g up-bending condition such that the strains in the composite sandwich face sheets are comparable to an expected design allowable. The global/local analysis indicates that at these wing load levels the strains in the adhesive layer are well within the adhesive's elastic region, such that yielding would not be expected in the adhesive layer. The global/local methodology appears to be a promising approach to evaluate the structural integrity of the adhesively bonded structures.

  15. Spontaneous symmetry breaking in a split potential box

    Shamriz, Elad; Malomed, Boris A

    2016-01-01

    We report results of the analysis of the spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB) in the basic (actually, simplest) model which is capable to produce the SSB phenomenology in the one-dimensional setting. It is based on the Gross-Pitaevskii - nonlinear Schroedinger equation with the cubic self-attractive term and a double-well-potential built as an infinitely deep potential box split by a narrow (delta-functional) barrier. The barrier's strength, epsilon, is the single free parameter of the scaled form of the model. It may be implemented in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and nonlinear optics. The SSB bifurcation of the symmetric ground state (GS) is predicted analytically in two limit cases, viz., for deep or weak splitting of the potential box by the barrier. For the generic case, a variational approximation (VA) is elaborated. The analytical findings are presented along with systematic numerical results. Stability of stationary states is studied through the calculation of eigenvalues for small perturbations, an...

  16. The approximate scaling law of the cochlea box model.

    Vetesník, A; Nobili, R

    2006-12-01

    The hydrodynamic box-model of the cochlea is reconsidered here for the primary purpose of studying in detail the approximate scaling law that governs tonotopic responses in the frequency domain. "Scaling law" here means that any two solutions representing waveforms elicited by tones of equal amplitudes differ only by a complex factor depending on frequency. It is shown that this property holds with excellent approximation almost all along the basilar membrane (BM) length, with the exception of a small region adjacent to the BM base. The analytical expression of the approximate law is explicitly given and compared to numerical solutions carried out on a virtually exact implementation of the model. It differs significantly from that derived by Sondhi in 1978, which suffers from an inaccuracy in the hyperbolic approximation of the exact Green's function. Since the cochleae of mammals do not exhibit the scaling properties of the box model, the subject presented here may appear to be just an academic exercise. The results of our study, however, are significant in that a more general scaling law should hold for real cochleae. To support this hypothesis, an argument related to the problem of cochlear amplifier-gain stabilization is advanced. PMID:17008036

  17. Dynamics of TBP binding to the TATA box

    Schluesche, Peter; Heiss, Gregor; Meisterernst, Michael; Lamb, Don C.

    2008-02-01

    Gene expression is highly controlled and regulated in living cells. One of the first steps in gene transcription is recognition of the promoter site by the TATA box Binding Protein (TBP). TBP recruits other transcriptions factors and eventually the RNA polymerase II to transcribe the DNA in mRNA. We developed a single pair Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (spFRET) assay to investigate the mechanism of gene regulation. Here, we apply this assay to investigate the initial binding process of TBP to the adenovirus major late (AdML) promoter site. From the spFRET measurements, we were able to identify two conformations of the TBP-DNA complex that correspond to TBP bound in the correct and the opposite orientation. Increased incubation times or the presence of the transcription factor TFIIA improved the alignment of TBP on the promoter site. Binding of TBP to the TATA box shows a rich dynamics with abrupt transitions between multiple FRET states. A frame-wise histogram analysis revealed the presence of at least six discrete states, showing that TBP binding is more complicated than previously thought. Hence, the spFRET assay is very sensitive to the conformation of the TBP-DNA complex and is very promising tool for investigating the pathway of TBP binding in detail.

  18. Tritium stripping in a nitrogen glove box using palladium/zeolite and SAES St 198 trademark

    Glove box clean-up experiments were conducted in a nitrogen glove box using palladium deposited on zeolite (Pd/z) and a SAES St 198 trademark getter as tritium stripping materials. Protium/deuterium samples spiked with tritium were released into a 620 liter glove box to simulate tritium releases in a 10,500 liter glove box. The Pd/z and the SAES St 198 trademark stripper beds produced a reduction in tritium activity of approximately two to three orders of magnitude and glove box clean-up was limited by a persistent background tritium activity level. Attempts to significantly reduce the glove box activity to lower levels without purging were unsuccessful

  19. Decontamination and reconditioning of the Argonne National Laboratory-West Casting Laboratory alpha glove box

    The Casting Laboratory (CL) alpha glove box was used to melt and cast metallic uranium and plutonium fuels as part of the Department of Energy''s Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program. This highly contaminated alpha glove box was decontaminated and reconditioned to allow a change in mission. The goal of reconditioning was to install experimental apparatus and to improve contamination control prior to introducing plutonium-238 into the CL glove box. Construction of a glove box containment structure and an increase in room ventilation were required. A temporary breathing air station was provided for personnel protection as well as personnel comfort. The historical contamination levels, the decontamination techniques, and the results of decontamination also are presented. The health physics aspects of the CL alpha glove box project may be applicable to other glove box refurbishment or decommissioning projects

  20. ASSESSMENT ON SAFETY OF LATTICE GIRDER REINFORCED SHOTCRETE SUPPORT FOR TUNNELS%隧道格栅钢架喷混凝土支护安全性评价

    李洪泉; 杨成永; 徐明新; 陆景慧

    2009-01-01

    Based on the previous research,lattice girder reinforced shotcrete support is dealt with,and a method is set up to evaluate the safety of this kind of support for a tunnel in construction. Firstly,performance functions to a cross-section of the support are put forward according to the correlative formulae from Chinese codes. Then,parabola is employed to interpolate the central axis of an arch-like support segment,and the formulas to calculate internal forces of the support are derived through measured displacements under assumptions of linearly elastic material,small deformation,and plane cross-section etc.. After that,the uncertainty of the basic random variables,such as mechanical properties of rebars(compressive strength,tensile strength and modulus of elasticity),the sectional area of rebars and thickness of shotcrete cover,is discussed. At last,case studies are conducted in two tunnels,Wushaoling Tunnel at the second line of Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway and Huangzhuang Station at Line 4 in Beijing subway. Case studies show that the obtained results are consistent with in-situ situations and calculated reliability indices fall into the interval required by national codes. This work improves the so-called displacement- based method and addresses the very real need of assessing the safety of lattice girder shotcrete support during tunnel construction. This study is of both theoretical and practical significances.%在过去研究成果基础上,建立施工期隧道格栅钢架喷混凝土支护的安全性评价方法.首先根据我国相关规范中的有关公式,提出支护结构截面失效的功能函数.接着,采用抛物线来插值支护中线,在线弹性、小变形和平截面等假设条件下,推导了根据测量位移求支护内力的计算公式.然后,讨论钢筋材料特性(钢筋抗压强度、抗拉强度和弹性模量)、钢筋截面面积及喷混凝土保护层厚度等基本随机变量的不确定性.最后,对兰新铁路增建二线

  1. 基于HPSO优化LS-SVM的混凝土梁损伤诊断模型%Damage Diagnosis Model for Concrete Girder Based on LS-SVM Optimized by HPSO

    高盼盼; 王建; 李秀梅

    2012-01-01

    针对传统结构损伤智能诊断方法所存在的缺陷,提出一种基于混合粒子群算法(HPSO)优化最小二乘支持向量机(LS-SVM)的结构损伤识别模型,并以混凝土梁为例,以模态参数及其相关量作为输入量,以损伤位置和程度作为输出量,建立起适应的映射模型。此外,为提高LS-SVM的泛化能力,应用HPSO对其核函数参数进行了优化。结果表明:应用HPSO优化LS-SVM所构建的模型具有识别精度高的特点。%Here, a sort of recognition model about structural damage diagnosis is put forward based on the least square support vector machines (LS-SVM) optimized by HI'SO so as to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional intelligence diagnosis model. Then taking the concrete girder for example, the modal parameter and correlated parameter are regarded as the input and the damage location and damage degree are regarded as the output to build the adaptive mapping model. Meanwhile, the kernel function parameters are optimized by using HPSO in order to improve the generalization ability of LS-SVM. Finally, the result of example shows that LS-SVM has the ability of high identification precision.

  2. Parameterized Design for Bridge Crane Girder base on Time-variant Reliability%基于时变可靠性的桥式起重机主梁参数化设计

    杨瑞刚; 朱希涛

    2014-01-01

    为提高我国起重机产品的安全可靠性水平,根据桥式起重机的工作特点,针对静态可靠性方法在评估结构可靠度时没有考虑金属结构抗力和载荷效应随时间变化的情况,采用时变可靠性分析理论,结合 Visual C++6.0开发环境中的 MFC,集成 ANSYS 二次开发语言 APDL,研发了桥式起重机主梁参数化建模设计软件,为桥式起重机主梁结构时变可靠性分析提供了一种可行的方法。经验证,时变模型能更好地反映结构的实际可靠度,同时也证明了时变模型的合理性。%In order to improve the safety performance of the cranes and large machinery products,according to work characteristics of the overhead traveling crane ,Static reliability in the assessment of structure without considering the struc-tural resistance and load effects change over time,time reliability theory has been used,by using development environment MFC of Visual C++6.0,integrated the secondary development language APDL in the ANSYS software,so the overhead traveling crane bridge structure interaction parameter modeling and finite element analysis of visualization software is devel-oped,Meanwhile a feasible method of reliability analysis for the Bridge crane girder is also provided.After verify time-var-ying model can better reflect the actual reliability of the structure,and verify the time-varying model is reasonable.

  3. Construction of Substitution Box Based on Piecewise Linear Chaotic Map and S8 Group

    Hussain, Iqtadar; Gondal, Muhammad Asif; Hussain, Azkar

    2015-03-01

    In this paper, a scheme for the construction of substitution boxes (S-boxes) based on chaotic map and S8 (symmetric group of permutation) is presented. The properties such as nonlinearity, strict avalanche and resistance against the differential cryptanalysis are analyzed in detail. The result shows that the criterion for designing good S-box can be met approximately. As a result, our approach is suitable for practical application in designing block cryptosystem.

  4. A new glove-box system for a high-pressure tritium pump

    A new glove-box system that was designed around a high-pressure tritium pump is described. The system incorporates new containment ideas such as burpler passive pressure controls, valves that can be turned from outside the box, inflatable door seals, ferro-fluidic motor-shaft seals, and rapid box-to-hood conversion during cryostaging. Currently under construction, the system will contain nine separate section with automatic pressure-balancing and venting systems

  5. A new glove-box system for a high-pressure tritium pump

    A new glove-box system that was designed around a high-pressure tritium pump is described. The system incorporates new containment ideas such as ''burpler'' passive pressure controls, valves that can be turned from outside the box, inflatable door seals, ferro-fluidic motor-shaft seals, and rapid box-to-hood conversion during cryostaging. Currently under construction, the system will contain nine separate sections with automatic pressure-balancing and venting systems. 3 refs., 5 figs

  6. Somatotype Analysis of Elite Boxing Athletes Compared with Nonathletes for Sports Physiotherapy

    Noh, Ji-Woong; Kim, Ju-Hyun; Kim, Mee-Young; Lee, Jeong-Uk; Lee, Lim-Kyu; Park, Byoung-Sun; Yang, Seung-Min; Jeon, Hye-Joo; Lee, Won-Deok; Kwak, Taek-Yong; Jang, Sung-Ho; Lee, Tae-Hyun; Kim, Ju-Young; Kim, Junghwan

    2014-01-01

    [Purpose] The purpose of this study was to show somatotype and physical characteristic differences between elite boxing athletes and non-athletes. [Methods] The somatotypes of 23 elite boxing athletes and 23 nonathletes were measured with the Heath-Carter method. The subjects were divided into four weight divisions as follows: lightweight, light middleweight, middleweight, and heavyweight class. [Results] The endomorphic component values of the boxing athletes were lower than those of the non...

  7. ATP hydrolysis is required for DEAD-box protein recycling but not for duplex unwinding

    Liu, Fei; Putnam, Andrea; Jankowsky, Eckhard

    2008-01-01

    DEAD-box proteins, the largest helicase family, catalyze ATP-dependent remodeling of RNA–protein complexes and the unwinding of RNA duplexes. Because DEAD-box proteins hydrolyze ATP in an RNA-dependent fashion, the energy provided by ATP hydrolysis is commonly assumed to drive the energetically unfavorable duplex unwinding. Here, we show efficient unwinding of stable duplexes by several DEAD-box proteins in the presence of the nonhydrolyzable ATP analog ADP-beryllium fluoride. Another ATP ana...

  8. SPL8, an SBP-box gene that affects pollen sac development in Arabidopsis

    Unte, Ulrike S.; Sorensen, Anna-Marie; Pesaresi, Paolo; Gandikota, Madhuri; Leister, Dario; Saedler, Heinz; Huijser, Peter

    2003-01-01

    SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-box genes (SBP-box genes) encode plant-specific proteins that share a highly conserved DNA binding domain, the SBP domain. Although likely to represent transcription factors, little is known about their role in development. In Arabidopsis, SBP-box genes constitute a structurally heterogeneous family of 16 members known as SPL genes. For one of these genes, SPL8, we isolated three independent transposon-tagged mutants, all of which exhibited a strong reduction...

  9. Smart Call Box Field Operation Test Evaluation: Summary Report (revised Draft 5-1-97)

    Banks, James H.; Powell, Patrick A. D.

    1997-01-01

    The Smart Call Box Field Operational Test evaluated the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using smart call boxes for five data processing and transmission tasks: traffic census, incident detection, hazardous weather reporting, changeable message sign control, and video surveillance. Evaluation focused on assessing the cost-effectiveness of smart call boxes as compared with a baseline system using hardwire telephone communications. The evaluation was primarily based on functional adequacy ...

  10. Two high-mobility group box domains act together to underwind and kink DNA

    Sánchez-Giraldo, R.; Acosta-Reyes, F. J. [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Malarkey, C. S. [University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 (United States); Saperas, N. [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Churchill, M. E. A., E-mail: mair.churchill@ucdenver.edu [University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 (United States); Campos, J. L., E-mail: mair.churchill@ucdenver.edu [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)

    2015-06-30

    The crystal structure of HMGB1 box A bound to an unmodified AT-rich DNA fragment is reported at a resolution of 2 Å. A new mode of DNA recognition for HMG box proteins is found in which two box A domains bind in an unusual configuration generating a highly kinked DNA structure. High-mobility group protein 1 (HMGB1) is an essential and ubiquitous DNA architectural factor that influences a myriad of cellular processes. HMGB1 contains two DNA-binding domains, box A and box B, which have little sequence specificity but have remarkable abilities to underwind and bend DNA. Although HMGB1 box A is thought to be responsible for the majority of HMGB1–DNA interactions with pre-bent or kinked DNA, little is known about how it recognizes unmodified DNA. Here, the crystal structure of HMGB1 box A bound to an AT-rich DNA fragment is reported at a resolution of 2 Å. Two box A domains of HMGB1 collaborate in an unusual configuration in which the Phe37 residues of both domains stack together and intercalate the same CG base pair, generating highly kinked DNA. This represents a novel mode of DNA recognition for HMGB proteins and reveals a mechanism by which structure-specific HMG boxes kink linear DNA.

  11. Crash energy absorption of two-segment crash box with holes under frontal load

    Choiron, Moch. Agus; Sudjito, Hidayati, Nafisah Arina

    2016-03-01

    Crash box is one of the passive safety components which designed as an impact energy absorber during collision. Crash box designs have been developed in order to obtain the optimum crashworthiness performance. Circular cross section was first investigated with one segment design, it rather influenced by its length which is being sensitive to the buckling occurrence. In this study, the two-segment crash box design with additional holes is investigated and deformation behavior and crash energy absorption are observed. The crash box modelling is performed by finite element analysis. The crash test components were impactor, crash box, and fixed rigid base. Impactor and the fixed base material are modelled as a rigid, and crash box material as bilinear isotropic hardening. Crash box length of 100 mm and frontal crash velocity of 16 km/jam are selected. Crash box material of Aluminum Alloy is used. Based on simulation results, it can be shown that holes configuration with 2 holes and ¾ length locations have the largest crash energy absorption. This condition associated with deformation pattern, this crash box model produces axisymmetric mode than other models.

  12. The Black Box Theater and AV/IT Convergence: Creating the Classroom of the Future.

    Valenti, Mark S.

    2002-01-01

    Describes "black box" classrooms, which incorporate audiovisual and information technologies to provide an inherently flexible learning environment. Details various technological components of such classrooms. (EV)

  13. Effect of heterogeneity of nest boxes on occurrence of gregarious nesting in laying hens

    Clausen, Tina; Riber, Anja Brinch

    2012-01-01

    Gregarious nesting, where hens select already occupied nest boxes even when other nest boxes are unoccupied, is an unwanted behaviour in laying hens that may reduce animal welfare and pose a financial cost to the producer. It has been suggested that gregarious nesting is caused by the difficulties...... nesting was higher in experimental groups compared to control groups (P < 0.01). The pre-laying period did not differ between the experimental and control groups (P = 0.41). Numbers of visits to and eggs laid in nest boxes positioned either left or right were higher compared to nest boxes positioned in...

  14. Intellectual Property (IP) Box Regimes : Tax Planning, Effective Tax Burdens, and Tax Policy Options

    Evers, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    This thesis contributes to the current debate on Intellectual Property (IP) Box regimes and IP tax planning. It provides a comprehensive survey of the 12 IP Box regimes in place in Europe by the end of 2014 and presents effective tax rates associated with the IP Box regimes and the use of popular tax planning models. Moreover, it evaluates the IP Box regimes on the basis of the EU State Aid rules and the EU Code of Conduct for business taxation and discusses options to reform the taxation of ...

  15. Box traps on an atom chip for one-dimensional quantum gases

    van Es, J J P; van Amerongen, A H; Rétif, C; Whitlock, S; van Druten, N J

    2009-01-01

    We present the implementation of tailored trapping potentials for ultracold gases on an atom chip. We realize highly elongated traps with box-like confinement along the long, axial direction combined with conventional harmonic confinement along the two radial directions. The design, fabrication and characterization of the atom chip and the box traps is described. We load ultracold ($\\lesssim1 \\mu$K) clouds of $^{87}$Rb in a box trap, and demonstrate Bose-gas focusing as a means to characterize these atomic clouds in arbitrarily shaped potentials. Our results show that box-like axial potentials on atom chips are very promising for studies of one-dimensional quantum gases.

  16. A method for designing dynamical S-boxes based on discretized chaotic map

    A method for obtaining dynamically cryptographically strong substitution boxes (S-boxes) based on discretized chaotic map is presented in this paper. The cryptographical properties such as bijection, nonlinearity, strict avalanche, output bits independence and equiprobable input/output XOR distribution of these S-boxes are analyzed in detail. The results of numerical analysis show that all the criteria for designing good S-box can be met approximately. As a result, our approach is suitable for practical application in designing block cryptosystem

  17. RNA polymerase II/III transcription specificity determined by TATA box orientation.

    Wang, Y.; Stumph, W E

    1995-01-01

    The TATA box sequence in eukaryotes is located about 25 bp upstream of many genes transcribed by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) and some genes transcribed by RNA polymerase III (Pol III). The TATA box is recognized in a sequence-specific manner by the TATA box-binding protein (TBP), an essential factor involved in the initiation of transcription by all three eukaryotic RNA polymerases. We have investigated the recognition of the TATA box by the Pol II and Pol III basal transcription machinery and...

  18. Ethical and Practical Considerations in Removing Black Box Warnings from Drug Labels.

    Yeh, James S; Sarpatwari, Ameet; Kesselheim, Aaron S

    2016-08-01

    Boxed warnings-also known as "black box" warnings-can be a powerful tool in communicating drug risks to physicians and patients. The overall number of boxed warnings has grown in recent years as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more drugs on the basis of limited pre-marketing information and as new safety issues for marketed drugs have been identified. Two recent manufacturers' petitions to remove boxed warnings on the drugs rosiglitazone (Avandia) and varenicline (Chantix) have led to divergent FDA decisions and revealed different considerations involved in boxed warning imposition and removal. For ethical and practical reasons, the FDA is justified in applying a higher standard for boxed warning removal than for imposition, as removal of a boxed warning may have unintended effects on physician and patient behavior. However, no guidelines on boxed warning removal currently exist. To promote safe use of approved prescription drugs, the FDA should adopt a uniform and transparent process governing decisions to impose or remove boxed warnings. PMID:27000800

  19. Crosstalk Enhancement in 32 nm FD SOI MOSFET using HR Substrate and Multilayer BOX

    Parisa Tavanazadeh

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the crosstalk in 32 nm UTB SOI MOSFET is examined by using a new structure, a high resistivity substrate, and a multilayer BOX (SiO2-Diamond. The electrical and thermal characteristics of the conventional SOI and a multilayer BOX SOI are compared, and it is concluded that parasitic capacitances and crosstalk are improved by incorporating multilayer BOX to a HR Substrate. In a conventional HR FD SOI, crosstalk is approximately -121dB, while by incorporating multilayer BOX substrate and increasing the thickness of the Diamond to 100nm, crosstalk can be reduced by 20%.

  20. Intelligente Bauwerke

    Schneider, Ronald; Fischer, Johannes; Straub, Daniel; Thöns, Sebastian; Bügler, Maximilian; Borrmann, André

    This report describes a system model for assessing and updating the condition state and reliability of bridge structures utilizing inspection and monitoring data. The system model was developed on the basis of an existing continuous single-cell prestressed concrete box girder. The system model...... aging box girder. The ultimate capacity of a box girder conditional on a certain system deterioration state is estimated on the basis of plastic hinge theory. System failure occurs if sufficient plastic hinges develop under the applied loads such that a kinematic collapse mechanism of the continuous box...... girder is formed. This approach accounts for structural redundancies of the continuous box girder with respect to its plastic cross-sectional capacity and its static indeterminacy. To prove the concept, a software prototype has been developed which couples an easy-to-use graphical user interface (front...

  1. A Quantitative Vainberg Method for Black Box Scattering

    Galkowski, Jeffrey

    2016-05-01

    We give a quantitative version of Vainberg's method relating pole free regions to propagation of singularities for black box scatterers. In particular, we show that there is a logarithmic resonance free region near the real axis of size {τ} with polynomial bounds on the resolvent if and only if the wave propagator gains derivatives at rate {τ} . Next we show that if there exist singularities in the wave trace at times tending to infinity which smooth at rate {τ} , then there are resonances in logarithmic strips whose width is given by {τ} . As our main application of these results, we give sharp bounds on the size of resonance free regions in scattering on geometrically nontrapping manifolds with conic points. Moreover, these bounds are generically optimal on exteriors of nontrapping polygonal domains.

  2. Packing Boxes into Multiple Containers Using Genetic Algorithm

    Menghani, Deepak; Guha, Anirban

    2016-07-01

    Container loading problems have been studied extensively in the literature and various analytical, heuristic and metaheuristic methods have been proposed. This paper presents two different variants of a genetic algorithm framework for the three-dimensional container loading problem for optimally loading boxes into multiple containers with constraints. The algorithms are designed so that it is easy to incorporate various constraints found in real life problems. The algorithms are tested on data of standard test cases from literature and are found to compare well with the benchmark algorithms in terms of utilization of containers. This, along with the ability to easily incorporate a wide range of practical constraints, makes them attractive for implementation in real life scenarios.

  3. Peter Szendy, Tubes. La Philosophie dans le juke-box

    Buch, Esteban

    2010-01-01

    Quelque part vers la fin de Tubes. La Philosophie dans le juke-box, Peter Szendy évoque la première fois où il entendit Money, de Pink Floyd. C’était sur une plage de Crète, il avait dix-huit ans et envie de fumer. Le sable étant trop chaud pour marcher, il est allé à la nage, l’argent sur la tête, vers ce stand du bord de mer qui proposait des tubes et des cigarettes. « Mes brasses, étrange convoyeur de fonds que j’étais, épousaient le rythme de la chanson des Pink Floyd… » (p. 82) Les point...

  4. The Planck/LFI Radiometer Electronics Box Assembly

    Herreros, J M; Rebolo, R; Chulani, H; Rubino-Martin, J A; Hildebrandt, S R; Bersanelli, M; Butler, R C; Miccolis, M; Pena, A; Pereira, M; Torrero, F; Franceschet, C; Lopez, M; Alcala, C; 10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/T12008

    2010-01-01

    The Radiometer Electronics Box Assembly (REBA) is the control and data processing on board computer of the Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) of the Planck mission (ESA). The REBA was designed and built incorporating state of the art processors, communication interfaces and real time operating system software in order to meet the scientific performance of the LFI. We present a technical summary of the REBA, including a physical, functional, electrical, mechanical and thermal description. Aspects of the design and development, the assembly, the integration and the verification of the equipment are provided. A brief description of the LFI on board software is given including the Low-Level Software and the main functionalities and architecture of the Application Software. The compressor module, which has been developed as an independent product, later integrated in the application, is also described in this paper. Two identical engineering models EM and AVM, the engineering qualification model EQM, the flight model ...

  5. A Body that Matters: Tom Kilroy's Talbot's Box

    Alexandra Poulain

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper looks at Tom Kilroy’s play Talbot Box, and argues that it resorts to the tropes of the Passion narrative, revisited by ex-centric mystic Matt Talbot, to expose the homogenising, normalising and exploitative efforts of the Catholic Church, a powerful institution which is shown to work in collusion with the forces of capitalism. Using a grotesque, often farcical dramaturgy, the play displays the joint attempts of ecclesiastical and temporal powers to appropriate Matt Talbot’s private performance of the Christian Passion for their own purposes, as well as the ways in which he resists instrumentalization by submitting himself to a radical form of bodily exposure. The play thus invents its own version of a theatre of cruelty in order to accommodate a mystical experience which lies beyond the reach of realistic representation. 

  6. Accuracy of the box-counting algorithm for noisy fractals

    Gorski, A Z; Oswiecimka, P; Skrzat, J

    2014-01-01

    The box-counting (BC) algorithm is applied to calculate fractal dimensions of four fractal sets. The sets are contaminated with an additive noise with amplitude $\\gamma = 10^{-5} \\div 10^{-1}$. The accuracy of calculated numerical values of the fractal dimensions is analyzed as a function of $\\gamma$ for different sizes of the data sample ($n_{tot}$). In particular, it has been found that a tiny ($10^{-5}$) addition of noise generates much larger (three orders of magnitude) error of the calculated fractal exponents. Natural saturation of the error for larger noise values prohibits the power-like scaling. Moreover, the noise effect cannot be cured by taking larger data samples.

  7. Investigation on processing technology for tritiated water in glove box

    A 0.5 nm molecular sieve absorption column and a hot decomposing magnesium bed was found to be one of the effective means to collect and decompose HTO in glove box atmosphere. The absorption characteristics of the 0.5 nm molecular sieve column and water decomposing characteristics of the hot Mg bed were obtained. The results showed that the column absorbs water vapour from air with efficiency up to 99.99%. Water in tested gases was between 3.4 x 103 to 4.2 x 103 μg·g-1 and the total water absorbed on the column was up to 162 g, under this condition no water was detected in output gases. Using the hot magnesium bed more than 99.9% desorption water from the column was decomposed

  8. Investigation on processing technology for tritiated water in glove box

    A 5A molecular sieve absorption column and a hot decomposing Mg bed are one of the effective means to collect and decompose HTO in glove box atmosphere. The performances of the 5A molecular sieve column and the hot Mg bed are measured. The results show that the column absorbs water vapour from air with efficiency up to 99.99%. No water in the output gases is detected even though the water content in the input gases is about 3.4 x 10-3-4.2 x 10-3, and the total water absorbed on the column is up to 162 g. In the hot bed, more than 99.9% desorption water from the column is decomposed though more than 80% magnesium in the bed is used up

  9. Experimental Grey Box Model Identification of an Active Gas Bearing

    Theisen, Lukas Roy Svane; Pierart Vásquez, Fabián Gonzalo; Niemann, Hans Henrik;

    2014-01-01

    Gas bearings have inherent dynamics that gives rise to low damping and potential instability at certain rotational speeds. Required damping and stabilization properties can be achieved by active ow control if bearing parameters are known. This paper deals with identifacation of parameters in a...... dynamic model of an active gas bearing and subsequent control loop design. A grey box model is determined based on experiments where piezo actuated valves are used to perturb the journal and hence excite the rotor-bearing system. Such modelling from actuator to output is shown to effciently support...... controller design, in contrast to impact models that focus on resonance dynamics. The identified model is able to accurately reproduce the lateral dynamics of the rotor-bearing system in a desired operating range, in this case around the first two natural frequencies. The identified models are validated and...

  10. Word Boxes Help Children with Learning Disabilities Identify and Spell Words.

    Joseph, Laurice M.

    1999-01-01

    Describes Marie Clay's word boxes that help children attend to phonological and orthographic features of words, developing phonemic awareness and improving word recognition and spelling. Describes a study showing that the use of word boxes with several elementary school students with learning disabilities was effective for improving and…

  11. Design of a shaking table test box for a subway station structure in soft soil

    YANG Linde; JI Qianqian; ZHENG Yonglai; YANG Chao; ZHANG Dongliang

    2007-01-01

    A reasonable choice of structure of a model box is significant for a shaking table test to be successful in geo- technical engineering. A model box has been designed for the shaking table test of a subway station structure in the soft soil of Shanghai in the paper. The reasonable geometric similarity scale of the subway station structure has been determined by a 3-D dynamic analysis under the action of lateral equiva- lent static loading. The shape, size and structure of the model box are chosen by considering all the involved factors comprehensively. The shape of the box is similar to that of a typical station structure, and the ratio between the plane dimension of the model ground and that of the model struc- ture is big enough to reduce the influence of boundary condi- tion effectively. The structure is strong enough to avoid being demolished by shaking during a test. The contact conditions between the model soil and box are clear to help the data gained from the test well fit that from numerical analysis. The total weight of the model soil and box is less than the bearing capacity of the shaking table apparatus and there is no reso- nance between the model soil and box. The results show that the model box can be used to simulate the dynamic response of a subway station structure very well, so it provides a firm foundation for the success of the shaking table test of a subway station structure.

  12. Specific Heat of Helium in 2 μm3 Boxes, Coupled or Uncoupled?

    We report on recent measurements of the specific heat of helium confined in pill-boxes 2 μm across and 2 μm deep made lithographically on a silicon wafer. The experimental cells distribute liquid from a bulk reservoir to ∼ 108 boxes by an array of very shallow fill-channels (0.019 μm and 0.010 μm) which represent a negligible volume compared to that of the boxes. Since the channels are so shallow, the helium in them becomes superfluid at a much lower temperature than the liquid in the boxes. Therefore, during the course of the heat capacity measurements, the liquid in the channels in always normal, and the cell would be expected to behave as a system of uncoupled boxes. We compare these measurements with one previously made of a cell where the confinement was to 1 μm boxes with an equivalent fill arrangement. While the shift in the position of the specific heat maximum relative to the 1 μm cell is what one would expect on the basis of finite-size scaling, there are discrepancies in the specific heat amplitude between the 2 μm cell utilizing different depth fill-channels, and with the 1 μm cell. It is possible that the channels, even though normal and of negligible volume, provide a weak coupling between the boxes leading to a collective rather than single-box behavior

  13. Smocks and Jocks outside the Box: The Paradigmatic Evolution of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Vealey, Robin S.

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this article is to describe the historical development of sport and exercise psychology, with a particular emphasis on the construction and evolution of the "box" through history. The box represents the dominant paradigm that serves as the model for research and application as it evolves through successive historical eras (Kuhn,…

  14. MADS-box genes in maize: Frequent targets of selection during domestication

    MADS-box genes encode transcription factors that are key regulators of plant inflorescence and flower development. We examined DNA sequence variation in 32 maize MADS-box genes and 32 random loci from the maize genome and investigated their involvement in maize domestication and improvement. Using n...

  15. Development with age of nest box use and gregarious nesting in laying hens

    Riber, Anja Brinch

    2010-01-01

    position (left + corner, middle, and right). Nesting behaviour was video recorded for 5 days in each of five distinct periods: age 20, 26, 32, 38, and 44 weeks. The total number of visits and the number of gregarious visits were higher in the left nest box than in the other two nest boxes at all ages and...

  16. Estimation of Radiation Limit from a Huygens' Box under Non-Free-Space Conditions

    Franek, Ondrej; Sørensen, Morten; Bonev, Ivan Bonev; Ebert, Hans; Pedersen, Gert Frølund

    The recently studied Huygens' box method has difficulties when radiation of an electronic module is to be determined under non-free-space conditions, i.e. with an enclosure. We propose an estimate on radiation limit under such conditions based only on the Huygens' box data from free...

  17. Teacher's Guide to Animal Camouflage: The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.

    Standring, Gillian; Bernath, Robert

    The Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children (MATCH Box) project was developed in 1965 to provide for the relatively intensive treatment of a subject over a short period through materials geared to the elementary school level. Each MATCH Box contains materials, equipment, and activities that work together to foster the teaching/learning…

  18. The effect of box shape on the dynamic properties of proteins simulated under periodic boundary conditions

    Wassenaar, T.A.; Mark, A.E.

    2006-01-01

    The effect of the box shape on the dynamic behavior of proteins simulated under periodic boundary conditions is evaluated. In particular, the influence of simulation boxes defined by the near-densest lattice packing (NDLP) in conjunction with rotational constraints is compared to that of standard bo

  19. 77 FR 39547 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; BOX Options Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

    2012-07-03

    ...\\ \\5\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 66871 (April 27, 2012) 77 FR 26323 (May 3, 2012) (File 10... Effectiveness of Proposed Rule To Amend the BOX Options Exchange LLC Limited Liability Company Agreement and the BOX Holdings Group LLC Limited Liability Company Agreement June 27, 2012. Pursuant to Section...

  20. Optical and near-infrared observations of the GRB 970616 error box

    Gorosabel, J.; Castro-Tirado, A.J.; Pedersen, Henrik;

    1999-01-01

    We report on near-infrared and optical observations of the GRB 970616 error box and of the X-ray sources discovered by ASCA and ROSAT in the region. No optical transient was found either within the IPN band or in the X-ray error boxes, similarly to other bursts, and we suggest that either...