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  1. Degree of Coverage of Radial Rule Bases

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    Coufal, David

    Piscataway: IEEE, 2015, s. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4673-7249-7. [NAFIPS 2015. Annual Meeting of the North American. Redmond (US), 17.08.2015-19.08.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD13002 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : radial fuzzy systems * convex optimization Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science

  2. Point Set Denoising Using Bootstrap-Based Radial Basis Function

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    Ramli, Ahmad; Abd. Majid, Ahmad

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the application of a bootstrap test error estimation of radial basis functions, specifically thin-plate spline fitting, in surface smoothing. The presence of noisy data is a common issue of the point set model that is generated from 3D scanning devices, and hence, point set denoising is one of the main concerns in point set modelling. Bootstrap test error estimation, which is applied when searching for the smoothing parameters of radial basis functions, is revisited. The main contribution of this paper is a smoothing algorithm that relies on a bootstrap-based radial basis function. The proposed method incorporates a k-nearest neighbour search and then projects the point set to the approximated thin-plate spline surface. Therefore, the denoising process is achieved, and the features are well preserved. A comparison of the proposed method with other smoothing methods is also carried out in this study. PMID:27315105

  3. Aneurisma sacular da artéria radial: a propósito de um caso clínico Sacular aneurysm of the radial artery: a case report

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    Nádia Duarte

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Os aneurismas da artéria radial são raros e esporádicos, sendo que os pseudoaneurismas são mais frequentes do que os aneurismas verdadeiros e maioritariamente de configuração sacular. A etiologia é variada e diferenciam-se de outros diagnósticos pela pulsação e frémito. Raramente se complicam de ruptura, sendo a trombose e embolização as principais complicações. Dos casos publicados sobre aneurismas verdadeiros da artéria radial, apenas um está descrito como sendo secundário a lesão ocupacional repetitiva, sendo a maioria de causa idiopática. Os autores descrevem um caso de uma mulher de 63 anos, referenciada à consulta de Cirurgia Vascular por crescimento de massa pulsátil na tabaqueira anatómica da mão esquerda. O estudo por eco-doppler e angiografia, confirmaram o diagnóstico de aneurisma sacular da artéria radial, com 20 mm de maior eixo, arcada palmar permeável e sem sinais de embolização distal. Foi submetida a aneurismectomia parcial com laqueação dupla proximal e distal e endoaneurismorrafia. A cirurgia e pós-operatório decorreram sem complicações, nomeadamente complicações isquémicas. A propósito desde caso clínico, discute-se a abordagem diagnóstica e opções terapêuticas.Radial artery aneurysms are sporadic and rare, pseudoaneurysms are more common than true aneurysms, mainly in saccular configuration. The etiology is varied and difference from other diagnostics is done by the presence of pulse and thrill. Thrombosis and embolization are the main complications, while rupture is rare. From the reported cases of true aneurysms of the radial artery, only one is described as being secondary to repetitive occupational injury, the majority being idiopathic. The authors describe the case of a 63 year old woman, referred to a Vascular Surgery consultation because of a growing pulsatile mass in the anatomical snuffbox of the left hand. The Doppler and Angiography studies confirmed the diagnosis of

  4. Radially Polarized Bessel-Gauss Beams in ABCD Optical Systems and Fiber-Based Generation

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    Schimpf, Damian; Putnam, William P.; Grogan, Michael D.; Ramachandran, Siddharth; Kaertner, Franz

    2013-01-01

    We derive solutions for radially polarized Bessel-Gauss beams in ABCD optical systems by superimposing decentered Gaussian beams with linear polarization states. We experimentally confirm the expression by employing a fiber-based mode-converter.

  5. Neuronal spike sorting based on radial basis function neural networks

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    Taghavi Kani M

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground: Studying the behavior of a society of neurons, extracting the communication mechanisms of brain with other tissues, finding treatment for some nervous system diseases and designing neuroprosthetic devices, require an algorithm to sort neuralspikes automatically. However, sorting neural spikes is a challenging task because of the low signal to noise ratio (SNR of the spikes. The main purpose of this study was to design an automatic algorithm for classifying neuronal spikes that are emitted from a specific region of the nervous system."n "nMethods: The spike sorting process usually consists of three stages: detection, feature extraction and sorting. We initially used signal statistics to detect neural spikes. Then, we chose a limited number of typical spikes as features and finally used them to train a radial basis function (RBF neural network to sort the spikes. In most spike sorting devices, these signals are not linearly discriminative. In order to solve this problem, the aforesaid RBF neural network was used."n "nResults: After the learning process, our proposed algorithm classified any arbitrary spike. The obtained results showed that even though the proposed Radial Basis Spike Sorter (RBSS reached to the same error as the previous methods, however, the computational costs were much lower compared to other algorithms. Moreover, the competitive points of the proposed algorithm were its good speed and low computational complexity."n "nConclusion: Regarding the results of this study, the proposed algorithm seems to serve the purpose of procedures that require real-time processing and spike sorting.

  6. Calibration of the Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer from ground-based observations of candidate standard stars

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    Chemin, L.; Soubiran, C.; Crifo, F.; Jasniewicz, G.; Katz, D.; Hestroffer, D.; Udry, S.

    2011-01-01

    The Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) on board of Gaia will perform a large spectroscopic survey to determine the radial velocities of some 1.5x10^8 stars. We present the status of ground-based observations of a sample of 1420 candidate standard stars designed to calibrate the RVS. Each candidate star has to be observed several times before Gaia launch (and at least once during the mission) to ensure that its radial velocity remains stable during the whole mission. Observations are performed...

  7. MESHLESS METHOD BASED ON COLLOCATION WITH CONSISTENT COMPACTLY SUPPORTED RADIAL BASIS FUNCTIONS

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    SONG Kangzu; ZHANG Xiong; LU Mingwan

    2004-01-01

    Based on our previous study, the accuracy of derivatives of interpolating functions are usually very poor near the boundary of domain when Compactly Supported Radial Basis Functions (CSRBFs) are used, so that it could result in significant error in solving partial differential equations with Neumann boundary conditions. To overcome this drawback, the Consistent Compactly Supported Radial Basis Functions (CCSRBFs) are developed, which satisfy the predetermined consistency conditions. Meshless method based on point collocation with CCSRBFs is developed for solving partial differential equations. Numerical studies show that the proposed method improves the accuracy of approximation significantly.

  8. Superiority of Bessel function over Zernicke polynomial as base function for radial expansion in tomographic reconstruction

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    A K Chattopadhyay; C V S Rao

    2003-07-01

    Here we describe the superiority of Bessel function as base function for radial expansion over Zernicke polynomial in the tomographic reconstruction technique. The causes for the superiority have been described in detail. The superiority has been shown both with simulated data for Kadomtsev’s model for saw-tooth oscillation and real experimental x-ray data from W7-AS Stellarator.

  9. An AFM-based methodology for measuring axial and radial error motions of spindles

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    This paper presents a novel atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based methodology for measurement of axial and radial error motions of a high precision spindle. Based on a modified commercial AFM system, the AFM tip is employed as a cutting tool by which nano-grooves are scratched on a flat surface with the rotation of the spindle. By extracting the radial motion data of the spindle from the scratched nano-grooves, the radial error motion of the spindle can be calculated after subtracting the tilting errors from the original measurement data. Through recording the variation of the PZT displacement in the Z direction in AFM tapping mode during the spindle rotation, the axial error motion of the spindle can be obtained. Moreover the effects of the nano-scratching parameters on the scratched grooves, the tilting error removal method for both conditions and the method of data extraction from the scratched groove depth are studied in detail. The axial error motion of 124 nm and the radial error motion of 279 nm of a commercial high precision air bearing spindle are achieved by this novel method, which are comparable with the values provided by the manufacturer, verifying this method. This approach does not need an expensive standard part as in most conventional measurement approaches. Moreover, the axial and radial error motions of the spindle can both be obtained, indicating that this is a potential means of measuring the error motions of the high precision moving parts of ultra-precision machine tools in the future. (paper)

  10. Lead-based Radial Reflectors for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor

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    The PWR spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is used as the blanket fuel and the low-enriched uranium (LEU) is used in the initial core. In a B and BR, the neutron economy should be very good so that it can achieve an equilibrium breed-and-burn condition. One way to achieve the good neutron economy is by maximizing the fuel volume fraction in the core. At the same time, the neutron fraction should be improved. In particular, a good reflector is really important in a compact B and BR since the radial neutron leakage is relatively enhanced. In this study, several alternative radial reflector materials are introduced and investigated. Particularly, lead-based radial reflectors are evaluated in terms of the core lifetime and the coolant void reactivity (CVR). The neutronic analyses were all performed by the Monte Carlo code McCARD. Several lead-based reflector materials for a small B and BR reactor have been investigated in terms of the neutronic performances. It was found that a sufficient reflector thickness is important to achieve high performance B and BR by using a lead-based reflector. It is also shown that the radial reflector has a small impact on the CVR: it mainly affects the neutronic performance. It is concluded that pure lead, LME and LBE provide much better neutron economy than the conventional steel reflector. Among the lead-based reflectors, LME reflector is considered as a favorable reflector for the small B and BR because it has a relatively low melting temperature and also it provides a good neutron economy

  11. Small disturbances stability analysis applied in a radial distribution system with distributed generation units; Analise de estabilidade a pequenos disturbios aplicada em um sistema de distribuicao radial com unidades de geracao distribuida

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    Dorca, Daniel Azevedo; Camacho, Jose Roberto [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU), MG (Brazil). Curso de Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrica

    2008-07-01

    This work investigates the small-disturbance stability of a 30 bus radial distribution system with distributed generation units. This work is realized through the time domain simulations and through the eigenvalue analysis and participation factors. The eigenvalue analysis show that is possible to predict a possible system instability face to a disturbance. The development of this work was stimulated by the increasing of the distributed generation units in the distribution networks. (author)

  12. Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction for Radial Fast Spin-Echo MRI

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    Block, Kai Tobias; Frahm, Jens

    2016-01-01

    In radial fast spin-echo MRI, a set of overlapping spokes with an inconsistent T2 weighting is acquired, which results in an averaged image contrast when employing conventional image reconstruction techniques. This work demonstrates that the problem may be overcome with the use of a dedicated reconstruction method that further allows for T2 quantification by extracting the embedded relaxation information. Thus, the proposed reconstruction method directly yields a spin-density and relaxivity map from only a single radial data set. The method is based on an inverse formulation of the problem and involves a modeling of the received MRI signal. Because the solution is found by numerical optimization, the approach exploits all data acquired. Further, it handles multi-coil data and optionally allows for the incorporation of additional prior knowledge. Simulations and experimental results for a phantom and human brain in vivo demonstrate that the method yields spin-density and relaxivity maps that are neither affect...

  13. Reconfiguration of face expressions based on the discrete capture data of radial basis function interpolation

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    ZHENG Guangguo; ZHOU Dongsheng; WEI Xiaopeng; ZHANG Qiang

    2012-01-01

    Compactly supported radial basis function can enable the coefficient matrix of solving weigh linear system to have a sparse banded structure, thereby reducing the complexity of the algorithm. Firstly, based on the compactly supported radial basis function, the paper makes the complex quadratic function (Multiquadric, MQ for short) to be transformed and proposes a class of compactly supported MQ function. Secondly, the paper describes a method that interpolates discrete motion capture data to solve the motion vectors of the interpolation points and they are used in facial expression reconstruction. Finally, according to this characteris- tic of the uneven distribution of the face markers, the markers are numbered and grouped in accordance with the density level, and then be interpolated in line with each group. The approach not only ensures the accuracy of the deformation of face local area and smoothness, but also reduces the time complexity of computing.

  14. Calibration of the Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer from ground-based observations of candidate standard stars

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    Chemin, L; Crifo, F; Jasniewicz, G; Katz, D; Hestroffer, D; Udry, S

    2011-01-01

    The Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) on board of Gaia will perform a large spectroscopic survey to determine the radial velocities of some 1.5x10^8 stars. We present the status of ground-based observations of a sample of 1420 candidate standard stars designed to calibrate the RVS. Each candidate star has to be observed several times before Gaia launch (and at least once during the mission) to ensure that its radial velocity remains stable during the whole mission. Observations are performed with the high-resolution spectrographs SOPHIE, NARVAL and CORALIE, completed with archival data of the ELODIE and HARPS instruments. The analysis shows that about 7% of the current catalogue exhibits variations larger than the adopted threshold of 300 m/s. Consequently, those stars should be rejected as reference targets, due to the expected accuracy of the Gaia RVS. Emphasis is also put here on our observations of bright asteroids to calibrate the ground-based velocities by a direct comparison with celestial mechanics. ...

  15. Validation of Noninvasive MOEMS-Assisted Measurement System Based on CCD Sensor for Radial Pulse Analysis

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    Rolanas Dauksevicius

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Examination of wrist radial pulse is a noninvasive diagnostic method, which occupies a very important position in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on manual palpation and therefore relies largely on the practitioner’s subjective technical skills and judgment. Consequently, it lacks reliability and consistency, which limits practical applications in clinical medicine. Thus, quantifiable characterization of the wrist pulse diagnosis method is a prerequisite for its further development and widespread use. This paper reports application of a noninvasive CCD sensor-based hybrid measurement system for radial pulse signal analysis. First, artery wall deformations caused by the blood flow are calibrated with a laser triangulation displacement sensor, following by the measurement of the deformations with projection moiré method. Different input pressures and fluids of various viscosities are used in the assembled artificial blood flow system in order to test the performance of laser triangulation technique with detection sensitivity enhancement through microfabricated retroreflective optical element placed on a synthetic vascular graft. Subsequently, the applicability of double-exposure whole-field projection moiré technique for registration of blood flow pulses is considered: a computational model and representative example are provided, followed by in vitro experiment performed on a vascular graft with artificial skin atop, which validates the suitability of the technique for characterization of skin surface deformations caused by the radial pulsation.

  16. A radial distribution function-based open boundary force model for multi-centered molecules

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    Neumann, Philipp

    2014-06-01

    We derive an expression for radial distribution function (RDF)-based open boundary forcing for molecules with multiple interaction sites. Due to the high-dimensionality of the molecule configuration space and missing rotational invariance, a computationally cheap, 1D approximation of the arising integral expressions as in the single-centered case is not possible anymore. We propose a simple, yet accurate model invoking standard molecule- and site-based RDFs to approximate the respective integral equation. The new open boundary force model is validated for ethane in different scenarios and shows very good agreement with data from periodic simulations. © World Scientific Publishing Company.

  17. Modelling and optimization of organic Rankine cycle based on a small-scale radial inflow turbine

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    Highlights: • Integrated modeling of the ORC based on radial inflow turbine is conducted. • Constant turbine efficiency is replaced by dynamic efficiency that obtained by losses. • Ratio of cycle net power output to turbine size is maximized using DIRECT method. • Dynamic turbine efficiency approach predicted maximum difference of 6.13% between R245fa and isobutane. • Maximum objective function of 0.5748 (kW/mm) was achieved by isobutane from optimization. - Abstract: In most of the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) studies, constant expander efficiency is considered for a wide range of cycle operating conditions and for various working fluids. This study presents an optimized modelling approach for the ORC based on radial inflow turbine, where the constant expander efficiency is replaced by dynamic efficiency that is unique for each set of cycle operating conditions and working fluid properties. Considering the size and performance of the ORC, the model was used to identify the key input variables that have significant effects on the turbine overall size and the cycle net electric power output. These parameters were then included in the optimization process using the DIRECT algorithm to maximize the ratio of cycle net electric power output to the turbine overall size (objective function) for six organic fluids. Results showed that, dynamic efficiency approach predicted considerable differences in the turbine efficiencies of various working fluids. The maximum difference of 6.13% between the turbine efficiencies of R245fa and isobutane was predicted. Also the optimization results showed that, the maximum objective function of 0.5748 kW/mm was achieved by isobutane with the cycle net electric power output and the turbine overall size of 90.3 kW and 157.2 mm respectively. Such results are better than the other studies and highlight the potential of the optimization technique to further improve the performance and reduce the size of the ORC based on small

  18. Multiagent System-Based Distributed Coordinated Control for Radial DC Microgrid Considering Transmission Time Delays

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    Dou, Chun-Xia; Yue, Dong; Guerrero, Josep M.;

    2016-01-01

    This paper focuses on a multi-agent based distributed coordinated control for radial DC microgrid considering trans-mission time delays. Firstly, a two-level multi-agent system is constructed, where local control is formulated based on local states and executed by means of the first-level agent......, and dis-tributed coordinated control law is formulated based on wide-area information and executed by means of the secondary- level agent in order to improve the voltage control performances. Afterwards, the research mainly focuses on designing the local controller and the distributed coordinated...... controller. For pur-pose of robust stability, the local control is designed as local state-feedback based H∞ robust controller. It is worth mention-ing that the distributed coordinated control consists of local state feedback control and decoupling coordinated control law that only come from adjacent DER...

  19. LPI radar signal detection based on radial integration of Choi-Williams time-frequency image

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    Yongjian Liu; Peng Xiao; Hongchao Wu; Weihua Xiao

    2015-01-01

    This paper mainly revolves the time-frequency image of low probability of intercept (LPI) radar signals and carries out research work on image features selection and extraction and recognition. Since Choi-Wil iams distribution (CWD) uses the ex-ponential kernel of bilinear generalized class of time-frequency distribution, it has an excel ent time-frequency aggregation. And it is suitable for detecting LPI radar signals in a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) condition. A radial integration method based on the in-tegral rotating factor is proposed to detect LPI radar signals when the signals’ time-frequency image is obtained. First, the digital image processing method is used to preprocess the LPI radar sig-nals’ time-frequency images after CWD transformation; then, the radial integration method based on the integral rotating factor is used to detect LPI radar signals in the binary images. The analytic results of real data show that the method has a good performance on detecting LPI radar signals in a low SNR condition. Additional y, the method is simple and takes less logic resources and has the potential of real-time detection of LPI radar signals.

  20. Gradient distribution of radial structure of PAN-based carbon fiber treated by high temperature

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    Haitao Wang; Yu Wang; Ting Li; Shuai Wu; Lianghua Xu

    2014-01-01

    High-performance graphite fibers were prepared and analyzed. The gradient distribution of radial structure of PAN-based carbon fibers was characterized by two different Raman test methods (incident laser beam perpendicular to and parallel to the fiber axis) and studied by the distribution of graphitization degree. Meanwhile difference between the two Raman test methods was used to describe the orientation of the graphite crystallite along the fiber axis. The results showed that the radial structure of PAN-based carbon fiber presented different gradient distribution states at different heat treatment temperatures, and the graphitization degree in the skin region changed more rapidly compared with the core region since the skin region was more affected by temperature which resulted in the obvious difference between skin and core structures. The difference of graphitization degree (Δg) characterized by two different Raman test methods increased with heat treatment temperature, indicating that the high temperature treatment (HTT) promoted further stacking of graphite crystallite, and the orientation degree of the graphite crystallite along the fiber axis was continuously increased.

  1. Orbital structure of the GJ876 extrasolar planetary system, based on the latest Keck and HARPS radial velocity data

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    Baluev, Roman V.

    2011-01-01

    We use full available array of radial velocity data, including recently published HARPS and Keck observatory sets, to characterize the orbital configuration of the planetary system orbiting GJ876. First, we propose and describe in detail a fast method to fit perturbed orbital configuration, based on the integration of the sensitivity equations inferred by the equations of the original $N$-body problem. Further, we find that it is unsatisfactory to treat the available radial velocity data for ...

  2. Radial basis function process neural network training based on generalized frechet distance and GA-SA hybrid strategy

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    Wang, Bing; Meng, Yao-hua; Yu, Xiao-Hong

    2014-01-01

    For learning problem of Radial Basis Function Process Neural Network (RBF-PNN), an optimization training method based on GA combined with SA is proposed in this paper. Through building generalized Fr\\'echet distance to measure similarity between time-varying function samples, the learning problem of radial basis centre functions and connection weights is converted into the training on corresponding discrete sequence coefficients. Network training objective function is constructed according to...

  3. Redetermination of Galactic Spiral Density Wave Parameters Based on Spectral Analysis of Maser Radial Velocities

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    Bajkova, A T; 10.1134/S1063773712080014

    2012-01-01

    To redetermine the Galactic spiral density wave parameters, we have performed a spectral (Fourier) analysis of the radial velocities for 44 masers with known trigonometric parallaxes, proper motions, and line-of-sight velocities. The masers are distributed in a wide range of Galactocentric distances $(3.5based on a generalized maximum entropy method. As a result, we have extracted a periodicity describing a spiral density wave with the following parameters from the maser radial velocities: the perturbation amplitude $f_R = 7.7^{+1.7}_{-1.5}$ km s$^{-1}$, the...

  4. Radial Basis Function Neural Network Based Super-Resolution Restoration for an Underspled Image

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    苏秉华; 金伟其; 牛丽红

    2004-01-01

    To achieve restoration of high frequency information for an underspled and degraded low-resolution image, a nonlinear and real-time processing method-the radial basis function (RBF) neural network based super-resolution method of restoration is proposed. The RBF network configuration and processing method is suitable for a high resolution restoration from an underspled low-resolution image. The soft-competition learning scheme based on the k-means algorithm is used, and can achieve higher mapping approximation accuracy without increase in the network size. Experiments showed that the proposed algorithm can achieve a super-resolution restored image from an underspled and degraded low-resolution image, and requires a shorter training time when compared with the multiplayer perception (MLP) network.

  5. Radial-femoral concordance in time and frequency domain-based estimates of systemic arterial respiratory variation.

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    Thiele, Robert H; Colquhoun, Douglas A; Tucker-Schwartz, Jason M; Gillies, George T; Durieux, Marcel E

    2012-10-01

    Commonly used arterial respiratory variation metrics are based on mathematical analysis of arterial waveforms in the time domain. Because the shape of the arterial waveform is dependent on the site at which it is measured, we hypothesized that analysis of the arterial waveform in the frequency domain might provide a relatively site-independent means of measuring arterial respiratory variation. Radial and femoral arterial blood pressures were measured in nineteen patients undergoing liver transplantation. Systolic pressure variation (SPV), pulse pressure variation (PPV), area under the curve variation (AUCV), and mean arterial pressure variation (MAPV) at radial and femoral sites were calculated off-line. Two metrics, "Spectral Peak Ratio" (SPeR) and "Spectral Power Ratio" (SPoR) based on ratios of the spectral peak and spectral area (power) at the respiratory and cardiac frequencies, were calculated at both radial and femoral sites. Variance among radial-femoral differences was compared and correlation coefficients describing the relationship between respiratory variation at the radial and femoral sites were developed. The variance in radial-femoral differences were significantly different (p SPV, PPV, AUCV, MAPV, SPeR, and SPoR, respectively. Assuming a PPV treatment threshold of 12 % (or equivalent), differences in treatment decisions based on radial or femoral estimates would arise in 12, 14, 5.4, 5.7, 4.8, and 5.5 % of minutes for SPV, PPV, AUCV, MAPV, spectral peak ratio, and spectral power ratio, respectively. As compared to frequency domain-based estimates of respiratory variation, SPV and PPV are relatively dependent on the anatomic site at which they are measured. Spectral peak and power ratios are relatively site-independent means of measuring respiratory variation, and may offer a useful alternative to time domain-based techniques. PMID:22903732

  6. Research on motion compensation method based on neural network of radial basis function

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    Zuo Yunbo

    2014-01-01

    The machining precision not only depends on accurate mechanical structure but also depends on motion compensation method. If manufacturing precision of mechanical structure cannot be improved, the motion compensation is a reasonable way to improve motion precision. A motion compensation method based on neural network of radial basis function (RBF) was presented in this paper. It utilized the infinite approximation advantage of RBF neural network to fit the motion error curve. The best hidden neural quantity was optimized by training the motion error data and calculating the total sum of squares. The best curve coefficient matrix was got and used to calculate motion compensation values. The experiments showed that the motion errors could be reduced obviously by utilizing the method in this paper.

  7. Forming Process of Strong Anisotropic Material Based on the Hydrodynamic Deep Drawing with Radial Pressure

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    Lihui LANG; Joachim DANCKERT; Karl Brian NIELSEN

    2005-01-01

    The hydrodynamic deep drawing process enables net shape or near net shape forming of complicated sheet metal parts made from difficultly forming materials, such as aluminium or high strength steels. Based on the conventional hydrodynamic deep drawing process, a new process, hydrodynamic deep drawing process, in which radial pressure is applied to the rim of the blank, is proposed. This new process has been analysed using FEM simulations and the obtained results have been compared with the experimental results. The material used in the experiments was Al-Mg-Si alloy, and in the FEM-simulations the elastic-plastic behaviour of Al-Mg-Si alloy was modelled using Barlat's 89 yield criteria.

  8. Prediction Study on PCI Failure of Reactor Fuel Based on a Radial Basis Function Neural Network

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    Xinyu Wei

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Pellet-clad interaction (PCI is one of the major issues in fuel rod design and reactor core operation in water cooled reactors. The prediction of fuel rod failure by PCI is studied in this paper by the method of radial basis function neural network (RBFNN. The neural network is built through the analysis of the existing experimental data. It is concluded that it is a suitable way to reduce the calculation complexity. A self-organized RBFNN is used in our study, which can vary its structure dynamically in order to maintain the prediction accuracy. For the purpose of the appropriate network complexity and overall computational efficiency, the hidden neurons in the RBFNN can be changed online based on the neuron activity and mutual information. The presented method is tested by the experimental data from the reference, and the results demonstrate its effectiveness.

  9. Radial Basis Function Neural Networks Based QSPR for the Prediction of log P

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    YAO,Xiao-Jun(姚小军); LIU,Man-Cang(刘满仓); ZHANG,Xiao-Yun(张晓昀); ZHANG,Rui-Sheng(张瑞生); HU,Zhi-De(胡之德); FAN,Bo-Tao(范波涛)

    2002-01-01

    Quantitative structure-property relatioonship (QSPR) method is used to study the correlation models between the structures of a set of diverse organic compounds and their log P. Molecular descriptors calculated from structure alone are used to describe the molecular structures. A subset of the calculated descriptors, selected using forward stepwise regression, is used in the QSPR models development. Multiple linear regression (MLR)and radial basis function neural networks (RBFNNs) are urilized to construct the linear and non-linear correlation model,respectively. The optimal QSPR model developedis based on a 7-17-1 RBFNNs architecture using seven calculated molecular descriptors. The root mean square errorsin predictions for the training, predicting and overall data sets are 0.284, 0.327 and 0.291 log P units, respectively.

  10. Radial Basis Function Neural Networks Based QSPR for the Prediction of log P

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    姚小军; 范波涛; 等

    2002-01-01

    Quantitative structure-property relationship(QSPR) method is used to study the correlation models between the structures of a set of diverse organic compounds and their log P.Molecular descriptors calculated from strucure alone are used to describe the molecular structures.A subset of the calcualted descriptors,selected using forward stepwise regression,is used in the QSPR models development.Multiple linear regression (MLR) and radial basis function neural networks (RBFNNs) are utilied to construct the linear and non-linear correlation model,respectively,The optimal QSPR model developed is based on a 7-17-1 RBFNNs architecture using sever calculated molecular descriptors .The root mean square errors in predictions for the training,predicting and overall data sets are 0.284,0.327 and 0.291 log P units respectively.

  11. A PC-based inverse design method for radial and mixed flow turbomachinery

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    Skoe, Ivar Helge

    1991-01-01

    An Inverse Design Method suitable for radial and mixed flow turbomachinery is presented. The codes are based on the streamline curvature concept; therefore, it is applicable for current personal computers from the 286/287 range. In addition to the imposed aerodynamic constraints, mechanical constraints are imposed during the design process to ensure that the resulting geometry satisfies production consideration and that structural considerations are taken into account. By the use of Bezier Curves in the geometric modeling, the same subroutine is used to prepare input for both aero and structural files since it is important to ensure that the geometric data is identical to both structural analysis and production. To illustrate the method, a mixed flow turbine design is shown.

  12. Vibration measurement based on electronic speckle pattern interferometry and radial basis function

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    Dai, Xiangjun; Shao, Xinxing; Geng, Zhencen; Yang, Fujun; Jiang, Yijun; He, Xiaoyuan

    2015-11-01

    A method incorporating amplitude-fluctuation electronic speckle pattern interferometry (AF-ESPI) with radial basis function (RBF) was proposed to investigate vibration characteristics of structures. The vibration patterns were obtained by AF-ESPI. A novel pre-filtering RBF method was presented to improve the quality of patterns. The out-of-plane vibration amplitude was rebuilt after fringe analysis. Ideal pre-filtering widow sizes for the presented RBF were given based on numerical experiments. For validation, an aluminum circular plate with fixed boundary was determined and compared with FEM, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed method. Finally, vibration characteristics of sandwich panels with honeycomb core were measured. The influence of presence of a pre-notch at different location was also investigated.

  13. Effects of Loading Paths on Hydrodynamic Deep Drawing with Independent Radial Hydraulic Pressure of Aluminum Alloy Based on Numerical Simulation

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    Xiaojing LIU; Yongchao XU; Shijian YUAN

    2008-01-01

    In order to meet the forming demands for low plasticity materials and large height-diameter ratio parts, a new process of hydrodynamic deep drawing (HDD) with independent radial hydraulic pressure is proposed. To investigate the effects of loading paths on the HDD with independent radial hydraulic pressure, the forming process of 5A06 aluminum alloy cylindrical cup with a hemispherical bottom was studied by numerical simula- tion. By employing the dynamic explicit analytical software ETA/Dynaform based on LS-DYNA3D, the effects of loading paths on the sheet-thickness distribution and surface quality were analyzed. The corresponding relations of the radial hydraulic pressure loading paths and the part's strain status on the forming limit diagram (FLD) were also discussed. The results indicated that a sound match between liquid chamber pressure and independent radial hydraulic pressure could restrain the serious thinning at the hemisphere bottom and that through adjusting radial hydraulic pressure could reduce the radial tensile strain and change the strain paths. Therefore, the drawing limit of the aluminum cylindrical cup with a hemispherical bottom could be increased significantly.

  14. Design of Thermal Conductivity Apparatus Base on Transient-state Radial Cylinder Method

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    Bambang Dwi Argo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Thermal properties i.e. thermal conductivity (k of agricultural products provide critical information and data for the design and manufacture of equipment and machines for their processing. Literature generally abounds in information on wide and common agricultural products but lack on some locally grown products. The aim of the present study was to design and construct the thermal conductivity apparatus embedded with controlled temperature system and equipped with record system supported with personal computer as data processor. The apparatus designed based on transient-state radial cylinder method, consist of three main parts i.e. measurement chamber, controls panel and data acquisition processor. Measurement chamber was cylinder equipped by radially sixteen node of thermocouple with controlled temperature heater on center cylinder axis. It was placed in temperature controlled box generated by air flow system to eliminate the effect of surrounding temperature outside chamber. Controls panel functioned as link bridge and control unit that connect the measurement chamber to data acquisition processor. It consists of some electronic circuit e.g. analog to digital converter (ADC to control and acquire data from some thermocouple and sensors. Personal computer as data acquisition processor embedded with software developed with Borland Delphi. Developed software featured with calibrating, recording, calculating mode and displaying all obtained data graphically. Testing procedure was conducted with empty and filled chamber condition to adjust and calibrate data captured by thermocouples and sensors and displayed on personal computer, compared with actual condition. After some adjustment and calibration, all system was well functioned. The outcomes were in good agreements with thermal conductivity (k of agricultural products reported in the literatures.Keywords—

  15. Sistema Multiagente para el Diseño de Redes de Neuronas de Base Radial Óptimas

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    Valls, José M.; Molina, José M.; Inés M. Galván

    2000-01-01

    Las Redes de Neuronas de Base Radial (RNBR) se comportan muy bien en la aproximación de funciones, siendo su convergencia extremadamente rápida comparada con las redes de neuronas de tipo perceptrón multicapa. Sin embargo, el diseño de una RNBR para resolver un problema dado, no es sencillo ni inmediato, siendo el número de neuronas de la capa oculta de una Red de Base Radial (RBR) un factor crítico en el comportamiento de este tipo de redes. En este trabajo, el diseño de una RNBR está basado...

  16. [Automated recognition of quasars based on adaptive radial basis function neural networks].

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    Zhao, Mei-Fang; Luo, A-Li; Wu, Fu-Chao; Hu, Zhan-Yi

    2006-02-01

    Recognizing and certifying quasars through the research on spectra is an important method in the field of astronomy. This paper presents a novel adaptive method for the automated recognition of quasars based on the radial basis function neural networks (RBFN). The proposed method is composed of the following three parts: (1) The feature space is reduced by the PCA (the principal component analysis) on the normalized input spectra; (2) An adaptive RBFN is constructed and trained in this reduced space. At first, the K-means clustering is used for the initialization, then based on the sum of squares errors and a gradient descent optimization technique, the number of neurons in the hidden layer is adaptively increased to improve the recognition performance; (3) The quasar spectra recognition is effectively carried out by the above trained RBFN. The author's proposed adaptive RBFN is shown to be able to not only overcome the difficulty of selecting the number of neurons in hidden layer of the traditional RBFN algorithm, but also increase the stability and accuracy of recognition of quasars. Besides, the proposed method is particularly useful for automatic voluminous spectra processing produced from a large-scale sky survey project, such as our LAMOST, due to its efficiency. PMID:16826929

  17. Motion planning for autonomous vehicle based on radial basis function neural network in unstructured environment.

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    Chen, Jiajia; Zhao, Pan; Liang, Huawei; Mei, Tao

    2014-01-01

    The autonomous vehicle is an automated system equipped with features like environment perception, decision-making, motion planning, and control and execution technology. Navigating in an unstructured and complex environment is a huge challenge for autonomous vehicles, due to the irregular shape of road, the requirement of real-time planning, and the nonholonomic constraints of vehicle. This paper presents a motion planning method, based on the Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural network, to guide the autonomous vehicle in unstructured environments. The proposed algorithm extracts the drivable region from the perception grid map based on the global path, which is available in the road network. The sample points are randomly selected in the drivable region, and a gradient descent method is used to train the RBF network. The parameters of the motion-planning algorithm are verified through the simulation and experiment. It is observed that the proposed approach produces a flexible, smooth, and safe path that can fit any road shape. The method is implemented on autonomous vehicle and verified against many outdoor scenes; furthermore, a comparison of proposed method with the existing well-known Rapidly-exploring Random Tree (RRT) method is presented. The experimental results show that the proposed method is highly effective in planning the vehicle path and offers better motion quality. PMID:25237902

  18. A vision-based navigation approach with multiple radial shape marks for indoor aircraft locating

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    Zhou Haoyin

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Since GPS signals are unavailable for indoor navigation, current research mainly focuses on vision-based locating with a single mark. An obvious disadvantage with this approach is that locating will fail when the mark cannot be seen. The use of multiple marks can solve this problem. However, the extra process to design and identify different marks will significantly increase system complexity. In this paper, a novel vision-based locating method is proposed by using marks with feature points arranged in a radial shape. The feature points of the marks consist of inner points and outer points. The positions of the inner points are the same in all marks, while the positions of the outer points are different in different marks. Unlike traditional camera locating methods (the PnP methods, the proposed method can calculate the camera location and the positions of the outer points simultaneously. Then the calculation results of the positions of the outer points are used to identify the mark. This method can make navigation with multiple marks more efficient. Simulations and real world experiments are carried out, and their results show that the proposed method is fast, accurate and robust to noise.

  19. Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicle Based on Radial Basis Function Neural Network in Unstructured Environment

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    Jiajia Chen

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The autonomous vehicle is an automated system equipped with features like environment perception, decision-making, motion planning, and control and execution technology. Navigating in an unstructured and complex environment is a huge challenge for autonomous vehicles, due to the irregular shape of road, the requirement of real-time planning, and the nonholonomic constraints of vehicle. This paper presents a motion planning method, based on the Radial Basis Function (RBF neural network, to guide the autonomous vehicle in unstructured environments. The proposed algorithm extracts the drivable region from the perception grid map based on the global path, which is available in the road network. The sample points are randomly selected in the drivable region, and a gradient descent method is used to train the RBF network. The parameters of the motion-planning algorithm are verified through the simulation and experiment. It is observed that the proposed approach produces a flexible, smooth, and safe path that can fit any road shape. The method is implemented on autonomous vehicle and verified against many outdoor scenes; furthermore, a comparison of proposed method with the existing well-known Rapidly-exploring Random Tree (RRT method is presented. The experimental results show that the proposed method is highly effective in planning the vehicle path and offers better motion quality.

  20. POLYANA-A tool for the calculation of molecular radial distribution functions based on Molecular Dynamics trajectories

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    Dimitroulis, Christos; Raptis, Theophanes; Raptis, Vasilios

    2015-12-01

    We present an application for the calculation of radial distribution functions for molecular centres of mass, based on trajectories generated by molecular simulation methods (Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo). When designing this application, the emphasis was placed on ease of use as well as ease of further development. In its current version, the program can read trajectories generated by the well-known DL_POLY package, but it can be easily extended to handle other formats. It is also very easy to 'hack' the program so it can compute intermolecular radial distribution functions for groups of interaction sites rather than whole molecules.

  1. Prestack nonstationary deconvolution based on variable-step sampling in the radial trace domain

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    Li Fang; Wang Shou-Dong; Chen Xiao-Hong; Liu Guo-Chang; Zheng Qiang

    2013-01-01

    The conventional nonstationary convolutional model assumes that the seismic signal is recorded at normal incidence. Raw shot gathers are far from this assumption because of the effects of offsets. Because of such problems, we propose a novel prestack nonstationary deconvolution approach. We introduce the radial trace (RT) transform to the nonstationary deconvolution, we estimate the nonstationary deconvolution factor with hyperbolic smoothing based on variable-step sampling (VSS) in the RT domain, and we obtain the high-resolution prestack nonstationary deconvolution data. The RT transform maps the shot record from the offset and traveltime coordinates to those of apparent velocity and traveltime. The ray paths of the traces in the RT better satisfy the assumptions of the convolutional model. The proposed method combines the advantages of stationary deconvolution and inverse Q filtering, without prior information for Q. The nonstationary deconvolution in the RT domain is more suitable than that in the space-time (XT) domain for prestack data because it is the generalized extension of normal incidence. Tests with synthetic and real data demonstrate that the proposed method is more effective in compensating for large-offset and deep data.

  2. Cylinder pressure reconstruction based on complex radial basis function networks from vibration and speed signals

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    Johnsson, Roger

    2006-11-01

    Methods to measure and monitor the cylinder pressure in internal combustion engines can contribute to reduced fuel consumption, noise and exhaust emissions. As direct measurements of the cylinder pressure are expensive and not suitable for measurements in vehicles on the road indirect methods which measure cylinder pressure have great potential value. In this paper, a non-linear model based on complex radial basis function (RBF) networks is proposed for the reconstruction of in-cylinder pressure pulse waveforms. Input to the network is the Fourier transforms of both engine structure vibration and crankshaft speed fluctuation. The primary reason for the use of Fourier transforms is that different frequency regions of the signals are used for the reconstruction process. This approach also makes it easier to reduce the amount of information that is used as input to the RBF network. The complex RBF network was applied to measurements from a 6-cylinder ethanol powered diesel engine over a wide range of running conditions. Prediction accuracy was validated by comparing a number of parameters between the measured and predicted cylinder pressure waveform such as maximum pressure, maximum rate of pressure rise and indicated mean effective pressure. The performance of the network was also evaluated for a number of untrained running conditions that differ both in speed and load from the trained ones. The results for the validation set were comparable to the trained conditions.

  3. Meshless reconstruction method for fluorescence molecular tomography based on compactly supported radial basis function

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    An, Yu; Liu, Jie; Zhang, Guanglei; Ye, Jinzuo; Mao, Yamin; Jiang, Shixin; Shang, Wenting; Du, Yang; Chi, Chongwei; Tian, Jie

    2015-10-01

    Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) is a promising tool in the study of cancer, drug discovery, and disease diagnosis, enabling noninvasive and quantitative imaging of the biodistribution of fluorophores in deep tissues via image reconstruction techniques. Conventional reconstruction methods based on the finite-element method (FEM) have achieved acceptable stability and efficiency. However, some inherent shortcomings in FEM meshes, such as time consumption in mesh generation and a large discretization error, limit further biomedical application. In this paper, we propose a meshless method for reconstruction of FMT (MM-FMT) using compactly supported radial basis functions (CSRBFs). With CSRBFs, the image domain can be accurately expressed by continuous CSRBFs, avoiding the discretization error to a certain degree. After direct collocation with CSRBFs, the conventional optimization techniques, including Tikhonov, L1-norm iteration shrinkage (L1-IS), and sparsity adaptive matching pursuit, were adopted to solve the meshless reconstruction. To evaluate the performance of the proposed MM-FMT, we performed numerical heterogeneous mouse experiments and in vivo bead-implanted mouse experiments. The results suggest that the proposed MM-FMT method can reduce the position error of the reconstruction result to smaller than 0.4 mm for the double-source case, which is a significant improvement for FMT.

  4. Um sistema de pergunta-resposta para uma base de documentos

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    Quaresma, Paulo et al.

    2006-01-01

    Neste artigo apresentamos a metodologia seguida para a construção de um sistema de pergunta-resposta sobre uma base de documentos em português. Descrevemos o sistema que tem dois módulos distintos: análise prévia dos documentos (extracção de informação) e processamento das perguntas (recuperação de informação). O nosso sistema procura fazer um processamento, de corpos e da perguntas, suportado em teorias da linguística computacional:análise sintáctica (gramática de restrições), seguida da aná...

  5. On the regularization of regional gravity field solutions in spherical radial base functions

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    Naeimi, Majid; Flury, Jakob; Brieden, Phillip

    2015-08-01

    Regional refinement of the gravity field models from satellite data using spherical radial base functions (SRBF) is an ill-posed problem. This is mainly due to the regional confinement of the data and the base functions, which leads to severe instabilities in the solutions. Here, this ill-posedness as well as the related regularization process are investigated. We compare three methods for the choice of the regularization parameter, which have been frequently used in gravity modelling. These methods are (1) the variance component estimation (VCE), (2) the generalized cross validation (GCV) and (3) the L-curve criterion. A particular emphasis is put on the impact of the SRBF type on the regularization parameter. To do this, we include two types of SRBF which are often used for regional gravity field modelling. These are the Shannon SRBF or the reproducing kernel and the Spline SRBF. The investigations are performed on two months of the real GOCE ultrasensitive gravity gradients over Central Africa and Amazon. The solutions are validated against a state-of-the-art global gravity solution. We conclude that if a proper regularization method is applied, both SRBF deliver more or less the same accuracy. We show that when the Shannon wavelet is used, the L-curve method gives the best results, while with the Spline kernel, the GCV outperforms the other two methods. Moreover, we observe that the estimated coefficients for the Spline kernel cannot be spatially interpreted. In contrast, the coefficients obtained for the Shannon wavelet reflect the energy of the recovered gravity field with a correlation factor of above 95 per cent. Therefore, when combined with the L-curve method, the Shannon SRBF is advantageous for regional gravity field estimation, since it is one of the simplest band-limited SRBF. In addition, it delivers promising solutions and the estimated coefficients represent the characteristics of the gravity field within the target region.

  6. Gait analysis of a radial symmetrical hexapod robot based on parallel mechanisms

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    Xu, Kun; Ding, Xilun

    2014-09-01

    Most gait studies of multi-legged robots in past neglected the dexterity of robot body and the relationship between stride length and body height. This paper investigates the performance of a radial symmetrical hexapod robot based on the dexterity of parallel mechanism. Assuming the constraints between the supporting feet and the ground with hinges, the supporting legs and the hexapod body are taken as a parallel mechanism, and each swing leg is regarded as a serial manipulator. The hexapod robot can be considered as a series of hybrid serial-parallel mechanisms while walking on the ground. Locomotion performance can be got by analyzing these equivalent mechanisms. The kinematics of the whole robotic system is established, and the influence of foothold position on the workspace of robot body is analyzed. A new method to calculate the stride length of multi-legged robots is proposed by analyzing the relationship between the workspaces of two adjacent equivalent parallel mechanisms in one gait cycle. Referring to service region and service sphere, weight service sphere and weight service region are put forward to evaluate the dexterity of robot body. The dexterity of single point in workspace and the dexterity distribution in vertical and horizontal projection plane are demonstrated. Simulation shows when the foothold offset goes up to 174 mm, the dexterity of robot body achieves its maximum value 0.1644 in mixed gait. The proposed methods based on parallel mechanisms can be used to calculate the stride length and the dexterity of multi-legged robot, and provide new approach to determine the stride length, body height, footholds in gait planning of multi-legged robot.

  7. Gait Analysis of a Radial Symmetrical Hexapod Robot Based on Parallel Mechanisms

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    XU Kun; DING Xilun

    2014-01-01

    Most gait studies of multi-legged robots in past neglected the dexterity of robot body and the relationship between stride length and body height. This paper investigates the performance of a radial symmetrical hexapod robot based on the dexterity of parallel mechanism. Assuming the constraints between the supporting feet and the ground with hinges, the supporting legs and the hexapod body are taken as a parallel mechanism, and each swing leg is regarded as a serial manipulator. The hexapod robot can be considered as a series of hybrid serial-parallel mechanisms while walking on the ground. Locomotion performance can be got by analyzing these equivalent mechanisms. The kinematics of the whole robotic system is established, and the influence of foothold position on the workspace of robot body is analyzed. A new method to calculate the stride length of multi-legged robots is proposed by analyzing the relationship between the workspaces of two adjacent equivalent parallel mechanisms in one gait cycle. Referring to service region and service sphere, weight service sphere and weight service region are put forward to evaluate the dexterity of robot body. The dexterity of single point in workspace and the dexterity distribution in vertical and horizontal projection plane are demonstrated. Simulation shows when the foothold offset goes up to 174 mm, the dexterity of robot body achieves its maximum value 0.164 4 in mixed gait. The proposed methods based on parallel mechanisms can be used to calculate the stride length and the dexterity of multi-legged robot, and provide new approach to determine the stride length, body height, footholds in gait planning of multi-legged robot.

  8. Effect of base-pair inhomogeneities on charge transport along the DNA molecule, mediated by twist and radial polarons

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    Some recent results for a three-dimensional, semi-classical, tight-binding model for DNA show that there are two types of polarons, namely radial and twist polarons, which can transport charge along the DNA molecule. However, the existence of two types of base pairs in real DNA makes it crucial to find out if charge transport also exists in DNA chains with different base pairs. In this paper, we address this problem in its simple case, a homogeneous chain except for a single different base pair, which we call a base-pair inhomogeneity, and its effect on charge transport. Radial polarons experience either reflection or trapping. However, twist polarons are good candidates for charge transport along real DNA. This transport is also very robust with respect to weak parametric and diagonal disorder

  9. Satisfiability of logic programming based on radial basis function neural networks

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    Hamadneh, Nawaf; Sathasivam, Saratha; Tilahun, Surafel Luleseged; Choon, Ong Hong [School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang (Malaysia)

    2014-07-10

    In this paper, we propose a new technique to test the Satisfiability of propositional logic programming and quantified Boolean formula problem in radial basis function neural networks. For this purpose, we built radial basis function neural networks to represent the proportional logic which has exactly three variables in each clause. We used the Prey-predator algorithm to calculate the output weights of the neural networks, while the K-means clustering algorithm is used to determine the hidden parameters (the centers and the widths). Mean of the sum squared error function is used to measure the activity of the two algorithms. We applied the developed technique with the recurrent radial basis function neural networks to represent the quantified Boolean formulas. The new technique can be applied to solve many applications such as electronic circuits and NP-complete problems.

  10. Radial differential rotation vs surface differential rotation: investigation based on dynamo models

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    Korhonen, H

    2008-01-01

    Differential rotation plays a crucial role in the alpha-omega dynamo, and thus also in creation of magnetic fields in stars with convective outer envelopes. Still, measuring the radial differential rotation on stars is impossible with the current techniques, and even the measurement of surface differential rotation is difficult. In this work we investigate the surface differential rotation obtained from dynamo models using similar techniques as are used on observations, and compare the results with the known radial differential rotation used when creating the Dynamo model.

  11. Um sistema de pergunta-resposta para uma base de documentos

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    Quaresma, Paulo et al.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresentamos a metodologia seguida para a construção de um sistema de pergunta-resposta sobre uma base de documentos em português. Descrevemos o sistema que tem dois módulos distintos: análise prévia dos documentos (extracção de informação e processamento das perguntas (recuperação de informação. O nosso sistema procura fazer um processamento, de corpos e da perguntas, suportado em teorias da linguística computacional:análise sintáctica (gramática de restrições, seguida da análise semântica usando a teoria da representação do discurso e finalmente a interpretação semântica/pragmática usando ontologia e inferência lógica. Apresentamos resultados da avaliação do seu desempenho que foi feita sobre dois conjuntos de documentos: textos de dois anos de jornais diários, o público e a folha de São Paulo (1994-1995; e um conjunto de documentos jurídicos: decisões do supremo tribunal, tribunal da relação e pareceres da procuradoria geral da república 9cerca de 10. 000 documentos.

  12. A Small Surrogate for the Golden Angle in Time-Resolved Radial MRI Based on Generalized Fibonacci Sequences.

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    Wundrak, Stefan; Paul, Jan; Ulrici, Johannes; Hell, Erich; Rasche, Volker

    2015-06-01

    In golden angle radial magnetic resonance imaging a constant azimuthal radial profile spacing of 111.246...(°) guarantees a nearly uniform azimuthal profile distribution in k-space for an arbitrary number of radial profiles. Even though this profile order is advantageous for various real-time imaging methods, in combination with balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequences the large azimuthal angle increment may lead to strong image artifacts, due to the varying eddy currents introduced by the rapidly switching gradient scheme. Based on a generalized Fibonacci sequence, a new sequence of smaller irrational angles is introduced ( 49.750...(°), 32.039...(°), 27.198...(°), 23.628...(°), ... ). The subsequent profile orders guarantee the same sampling efficiency as the golden angle if at least a minimum number of radial profiles is used for reconstruction. The suggested angular increments are applied for dynamic imaging of the heart and the temporomandibular joint. It is shown that for balanced SSFP sequences, trajectories using the smaller golden angle surrogates strongly reduce the image artifacts, while the free retrospective choice of the reconstruction window width is maintained. PMID:25532172

  13. Fusion prediction based on the attribute clustering net-work and the radial basis function

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    2001-01-01

    A fusion prediction method is introduced on the basis of attribute clustering network and radial basis functions. An algorithm of quasi-self organization for developing the model for the fusion prediction is introduced. Some simulation results for chaotic time series are presented to show the performance of the method.

  14. [Zaidemberg's vascularized radial graft].

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    Saint-Cast, Y

    2010-12-01

    In 1991, Carlos Zaidemberg described a new technique to repair scaphoid non-unions with a vascularized bone graft harvested from the radial styloid process. An anatomic study based on 30 dissections after colorized latex injection established the constancy of the radial styloid process's artery, while showing that its origin, course and length were subject to variations. In a retrospective series of 38 cases over a period of 10 years, the vascularized bone graft was indicated for: (1) scaphoid non-union with the presence of avascular changes of the proximal fragment (23 cases); (2) failed prior reconstruction with bone graft and internal fixation (nine cases); (3) degenerative styloid-scaphoid arthritis (three cases); (4) fracture on Preiser dystrophy (three cases). The five steps of the simplified operative technique without dissection of the vascular pedicle include: (1) longitudinal dorso-radial approach, identification of the periosteal portion of the radial styloid process artery; (2) incision of the first and second compartments, longitudinal arthrotomy under the second compartment; (3) styloidectomy and transversal resection of the scaphoid non-union and sclerotic bone; (4) elevation of the vascularized bone graft; (5) transversal and radial insertion of the vascularized bone graft, osteosynthesis by two or three K-wire touching the scaphoid's radial edge. Scaphoid union was obtained in 33 cases out of 38. The only postoperative complications were two transient radial paresthesia. The standardized surgical procedure using vascularized bone graft harvested from the radial styloid process provides an efficient scaphoid reconstruction. PMID:21087882

  15. A model for radial dike emplacement in composite cones based on observations from Summer Coon volcano, Colorado, USA

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    Poland, Michael P.; Moats, W.P.; Fink, J.H.

    2008-01-01

    We mapped the geometry of 13 silicic dikes at Summer Coon, an eroded Oligocene stratovolcano in southern Colorado, to investigate various characteristics of radial dike emplacement in composite volcanoes. Exposed dikes are up to about 7 km in length and have numerous offset segments along their upper peripheries. Surprisingly, most dikes at Summer Coon increase in thickness with distance from the center of the volcano. Magma pressure in a dike is expected to lessen away from the pressurized source region, which would encourage a blade-like dike to decrease in thickness with distance from the center of the volcano. We attribute the observed thickness pattern as evidence of a driving pressure gradient, which is caused by decreasing host rock shear modulus and horizontal stress, both due to decreasing emplacement depths beneath the sloping flanks of the volcano. Based on data from Summer Coon, we propose that radial dikes originate at depth below the summit of a host volcano and follow steeply inclined paths towards the surface. Near the interface between volcanic cone and basement, which may represent a neutral buoyancy surface or stress barrier, magma is transported subhorizontally and radially away from the center of the volcano in blade-like dikes. The dikes thicken with increasing radial distance, and offset segments and fingers form along the upper peripheries of the intrusions. Eruptions may occur anywhere along the length of the dikes, but the erupted volume will generally be greater for dike-fed eruptions far from the center of the host volcano owing to the increase in driving pressure with distance from the source. Observed eruptive volumes, vent locations, and vent-area intrusions from inferred post-glacial dike-fed eruptions at Mount Adams, Washington, USA, support the proposed model. Hazards associated with radial dike emplacement are therefore greater for longer dikes that propagate to the outer flanks of a volcano. ?? Springer-Verlag 2007.

  16. Intelligent Control of Welding Gun Pose for Pipeline Welding Robot Based on Improved Radial Basis Function Network and Expert System

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    Jingwen Tian; Meijuan Gao; Yonggang He

    2013-01-01

    Since the control system of the welding gun pose in whole‐position welding is complicated and nonlinear, an intelligent control system of welding gun pose for a pipeline welding robot based on an improved radial basis function neural network (IRBFNN) and expert system (ES) is presented in this paper. The structure of the IRBFNN is constructed and the improved genetic algorithm is adopted to optimize the network structure. This control system makes full use of the characteristics of the IRBFNN...

  17. A radial basis function neural network based on artificial immune systems for remote sensing image classification

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    Yan, Qin; Zhong, Yanfei

    2008-12-01

    The radial basis function (RBF) neural network is a powerful method for remote sensing image classification. It has a simple architecture and the learning algorithm corresponds to the solution of a linear regression problem, resulting in a fast training process. The main drawback of this strategy is the requirement of an efficient algorithm to determine the number, position, and dispersion of the RBF. Traditional methods to determine the centers are: randomly choose input vectors from the training data set; vectors obtained from unsupervised clustering algorithms, such as k-means, applied to the input data. These conduce that traditional RBF neural network is sensitive to the center initialization. In this paper, the artificial immune network (aiNet) model, a new computational intelligence based on artificial immune networks (AIN), is applied to obtain appropriate centers for remote sensing image classification. In the aiNet-RBF algorihtm, each input pattern corresonds to an antigenic stimulus, while each RBF candidate center is considered to be an element, or cell, of the immune network model. The steps are as follows: A set of candidate centers is initialized at random, where the initial number of candidates and their positions is not crucial to the performance. Then, the clonal selection principle will control which candidates will be selected and how they will be upadated. Note that the clonal selection principle will be responsible for how the centers will represent the training data set. Finally, the immune network will identify and eliminate or suppress self-recognizing individuals to control the number of candidate centers. After the above learning phase, the aiNet network centers represent internal images of the inuput patterns presented to it. The algorithm output is taken to be the matrix of memory cells' coordinates that represent the final centers to be adopted by the RBF network. The stopping criterion of the proposed algorithm is given by a pre

  18. An efficient ensemble of radial basis functions method based on quadratic programming

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    Shi, Renhe; Liu, Li; Long, Teng; Liu, Jian

    2016-07-01

    Radial basis function (RBF) surrogate models have been widely applied in engineering design optimization problems to approximate computationally expensive simulations. Ensemble of radial basis functions (ERBF) using the weighted sum of stand-alone RBFs improves the approximation performance. To achieve a good trade-off between the accuracy and efficiency of the modelling process, this article presents a novel efficient ERBF method to determine the weights through solving a quadratic programming subproblem, denoted ERBF-QP. Several numerical benchmark functions are utilized to test the performance of the proposed ERBF-QP method. The results show that ERBF-QP can significantly improve the modelling efficiency compared with several existing ERBF methods. Moreover, ERBF-QP also provides satisfactory performance in terms of approximation accuracy. Finally, the ERBF-QP method is applied to a satellite multidisciplinary design optimization problem to illustrate its practicality and effectiveness for real-world engineering applications.

  19. Particle swarm optimization-based radial basis function network for estimation of reference evapotranspiration

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    Petković, Dalibor; Gocic, Milan; Shamshirband, Shahaboddin; Qasem, Sultan Noman; Trajkovic, Slavisa

    2016-08-01

    Accurate estimation of the reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is important for the water resource planning and scheduling of irrigation systems. For this purpose, the radial basis function network with particle swarm optimization (RBFN-PSO) and radial basis function network with back propagation (RBFN-BP) were used in this investigation. The FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation was used as reference equation to estimate ET0 for Serbia during the period of 1980-2010. The obtained simulation results confirmed the proposed models and were analyzed using the root mean-square error (RMSE), the mean absolute error (MAE), and the coefficient of determination ( R 2). The analysis showed that the RBFN-PSO had better statistical characteristics than RBFN-BP and can be helpful for the ET0 estimation.

  20. Particle swarm optimization-based radial basis function network for estimation of reference evapotranspiration

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    Petković, Dalibor; Gocic, Milan; Shamshirband, Shahaboddin; Qasem, Sultan Noman; Trajkovic, Slavisa

    2015-06-01

    Accurate estimation of the reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is important for the water resource planning and scheduling of irrigation systems. For this purpose, the radial basis function network with particle swarm optimization (RBFN-PSO) and radial basis function network with back propagation (RBFN-BP) were used in this investigation. The FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation was used as reference equation to estimate ET0 for Serbia during the period of 1980-2010. The obtained simulation results confirmed the proposed models and were analyzed using the root mean-square error (RMSE), the mean absolute error (MAE), and the coefficient of determination (R 2). The analysis showed that the RBFN-PSO had better statistical characteristics than RBFN-BP and can be helpful for the ET0 estimation.

  1. Radial differential rotation vs surface differential rotation: investigation based on dynamo models

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    Korhonen, H.; Elstner, D.

    2008-01-01

    Differential rotation plays a crucial role in the alpha-omega dynamo, and thus also in creation of magnetic fields in stars with convective outer envelopes. Still, measuring the radial differential rotation on stars is impossible with the current techniques, and even the measurement of surface differential rotation is difficult. In this work we investigate the surface differential rotation obtained from dynamo models using similar techniques as are used on observations, and compare the result...

  2. Radial Basis Neural Networks Based Fault Detection and Isolation Scheme for Pneumatic Actuator

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    K. Prabakaran; S, Kaushik; R, Mouleeshuwarapprabu

    2014-01-01

    Fault diagnosis is an ongoing significant research field due to the constantly increasing need for maintainability, reliability and safety of industrial plants. The pneumatic actuators are installed in harsh environment: high temperature, pressure, aggressive media and vibration, etc. This influenced the pneumatic actuator predicted life time. The failures in pneumatic actuator cause forces the installation shut down and may also determine the final quality of the product. A Radial Basis Neur...

  3. Effect of base-pair inhomogeneities on charge transport along DNA mediated by twist and radial polarons

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    Palmero, F.; Archilla, J. F. R.; Hennig, D.; Romero, F. R.

    2003-01-01

    Some recent results for a three--dimensional, semi--classical, tight--binding model for DNA show that there are two types of polarons, named radial and twist polarons, that can transport charge along the DNA molecule. However, the existence of two types of base pairs in real DNA, makes it crucial to find out if charge transport also exist in DNA chains with different base pairs. In this paper we address this problem in its simple case, an homogeneous chain except for a single different base p...

  4. Feature-based pairwise retinal image registration by radial distortion correction

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    Lee, Sangyeol; Abràmoff, Michael D.; Reinhardt, Joseph M.

    2007-03-01

    Fundus camera imaging is widely used to document disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Multiple retinal images can be combined together through a procedure known as mosaicing to form an image with a larger field of view. Mosaicing typically requires multiple pairwise registrations of partially overlapped images. We describe a new method for pairwise retinal image registration. The proposed method is unique in that the radial distortion due to image acquisition is corrected prior to the geometric transformation. Vessel lines are detected using the Hessian operator and are used as input features to the registration. Since the overlapping region is typically small in a retinal image pair, only a few correspondences are available, thus limiting the applicable model to an afine transform at best. To recover the distortion due to curved-surface of retina and lens optics, a combined approach of an afine model with a radial distortion correction is proposed. The parameters of the image acquisition and radial distortion models are estimated during an optimization step that uses Powell's method driven by the vessel line distance. Experimental results using 20 pairs of green channel images acquired from three subjects with a fundus camera confirmed that the afine model with distortion correction could register retinal image pairs to within 1.88+/-0.35 pixels accuracy (mean +/- standard deviation) assessed by vessel line error, which is 17% better than the afine-only approach. Because the proposed method needs only two correspondences, it can be applied to obtain good registration accuracy even in the case of small overlap between retinal image pairs.

  5. Collision avoidance for a mobile robot based on radial basis function hybrid force control technique

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    Wen Shu-Huan

    2009-01-01

    Collision avoidance is always difficult in the planning path for a mobile robot. In this paper, the virtual force field between a mobile robot and an obstacle is formed and regulated to maintain a desired distance by hybrid force control algorithm. Since uncertainties from robot dynamics and obstacle degrade the performance of a collision avoidance task, intelligent control is used to compensate for the uncertainties. A radial basis function (RBF) neural network is used to regulate the force field of an accurate distance between a robot and an obstacle in this paper and then simulation studies are conducted to confirm that the proposed algorithm is effective.

  6. Numerical Investigation of Electromagnetic Scattering Problems Based on the Compactly Supported Radial Basis Functions

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    Roohani Ghehsareh, Hadi; Kamal Etesami, Seyed; Hajisadeghi Esfahani, Maryam

    2016-08-01

    In the current work, the electromagnetic (EM) scattering from infinite perfectly conducting cylinders with arbitrary cross sections in both transverse magnetic (TM) and transverse electric (TE) modes is numerically investigated. The problems of TE and TM EM scattering can be mathematically modelled via the magnetic field integral equation (MFIE) and the electric field integral equation (EFIE), respectively. An efficient technique is performed to approximate the solution of these surface integral equations. In the proposed numerical method, compactly supported radial basis functions (RBFs) are employed as the basis functions. The radial and compactly supported properties of these basis functions substantially reduce the computational cost and improve the efficiency of the method. To show the accuracy of the proposed technique, it has been applied to solve three interesting test problems. Moreover, the method is well used to compute the electric current density and also the radar cross section (RCS) for some practical scatterers with different cross section geometries. The reported numerical results through the tables and figures demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed technique.

  7. New P3D Hydraulic Fracturing Model Based on the Radial Flow

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    鲁连军; 孙逢春; 肖海华; 安申法

    2004-01-01

    Pseudo three-dimension (P3D) hydraulic fracturing models often overpredict the fracture height for a poorly contained fracture. To solve this problem, a new method is presented in shaping the P3D fracture geometry on the basis of the fundamental theory and the original 1D fluid flow is replaced with a more representatively radial flow. The distribution of the fluid in the modified fluid field is analyzed and a sound explanation to the problem is given. Due to the consideration of the fluid flow in the vertical direction, the modified model can predict the fracture height much better. To validate the rationality of the radial fluid flow assumption, the distribution of the fluid in the modified fluid field is simulated with the plane potential flow by using finite element method. And the results agree effectively with those from the assumption. Through comparing with the full 3D model, the results show that this new P3D model can be used to aid the fracturing design and predict the fracture height under poorly contained situation.

  8. Exploring hardness enhancement in superhard tungsten tetraboride-based solid solutions using radial X-ray diffraction

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    Xie, Miao; Turner, Christopher L. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Mohammadi, Reza [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Kaner, Richard B., E-mail: kaner@chem.ucla.edu, E-mail: akavner@ucla.edu, E-mail: tolbert@chem.ucla.edu; Tolbert, Sarah H., E-mail: kaner@chem.ucla.edu, E-mail: akavner@ucla.edu, E-mail: tolbert@chem.ucla.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Kavner, Abby, E-mail: kaner@chem.ucla.edu, E-mail: akavner@ucla.edu, E-mail: tolbert@chem.ucla.edu [Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2015-07-27

    In this work, we explore the hardening mechanisms in WB{sub 4}-based solid solutions upon addition of Ta, Mn, and Cr using in situ radial X-ray diffraction techniques under non-hydrostatic pressure. By examining the lattice-supported differential strain, we provide insights into the mechanism for hardness increase in binary solid solutions at low dopant concentrations. Speculations on the combined effects of electronic structure and atomic size in ternary WB{sub 4} solid solutions containing Ta with Mn or Cr are also included to understand the extremely high hardness of these materials.

  9. Exploring hardness enhancement in superhard tungsten tetraboride-based solid solutions using radial X-ray diffraction

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    In this work, we explore the hardening mechanisms in WB4-based solid solutions upon addition of Ta, Mn, and Cr using in situ radial X-ray diffraction techniques under non-hydrostatic pressure. By examining the lattice-supported differential strain, we provide insights into the mechanism for hardness increase in binary solid solutions at low dopant concentrations. Speculations on the combined effects of electronic structure and atomic size in ternary WB4 solid solutions containing Ta with Mn or Cr are also included to understand the extremely high hardness of these materials

  10. A computational model of pile vertical vibration in saturated soil based on the radial disturbed zone of pile driving

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    Li, Qiang; Shi, Qian; Wang, Kuihua

    2010-06-01

    In this study, a simplified computational model of pile vertical vibration was developed. The model was based on the inhomogeneous radial disturbed zone of soil in the vicinity of a pile disturbed by pile driving. The model contained two regions: the disturbed zone, which was located in the immediate vicinity of the pile, and the undisturbed region, external to the disturbed zone. In the model, excess pore pressure in the disturbed zone caused by pile driving was assumed to follow a logarithmic distribution. The relationships of stress and strain in the disturbed zone were based on the principle of effective stress under plain strain conditions. The external zone was governed by the poroelastic theory proposed by Biot. With the use of a variable separation method, an analytical solution in the frequency domain was obtained. Furthermore, a semi-analytical solution was attained by employing a numerical convolution method. Numerical results from the frequency and time domain indicated that the equivalent radius of the disturbed zone and the ratio of excess pore pressure had a significant effect on pile dynamic response. However, actual interactions between pile and soil will be weaker due to the presence of the radial disturbed zone, which is caused by pile driving. Consequently, the ideal undisturbed model overestimates the interaction between pile and soil; however, the proposed model reflects the interaction of pile and soil better than the perfect contact model. Numerical results indicate that the model can account for the time effect of pile dynamic tests.

  11. Acute radial nerve entrapment at the spiral groove: detection by DTI-based neurography

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    Jengojan, Suren; Breitenseher, Julia; Weber, Michael; Prayer, Daniela; Kasprian, Gregor [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of Neuro- and Musculosceletal Radiology, Vienna (Austria); Kovar, Florian [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Trauma-Surgery, Vienna (Austria)

    2015-06-01

    This study evaluated the potential of three-tesla diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography to detect changes of the radial (RN) and median (MN) nerves during transient upper arm compression by a silicon ring tourniquet. Axial T2-weighted and DTI sequences (b = 700 s/mm{sup 2}, 16 gradient encoding directions) of 13 healthy volunteers were obtained. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the MN and RN were measured at the spiral groove and further visualized in 3D by deterministic tractography (thresholds: FA =.15, angle change = 27 ). Local/lesional RN FA values increased (p = 0.001) and ADC values decreased (p = 0.02) during a 20-min upper arm compression, whereas no significant FA (p = 0.49) or ADC (p = 0.73) changes of the MN were detected. There were no T2-w nerve signal changes or alterations of nerve trajectories in 3D. Acute nerve compression of the RN leads to changes of its three-tesla DTI metrics. Peripheral nerve DTI provides non-invasive insights into the ''selective'' vulnerability of the RN at the spiral groove. (orig.)

  12. Acute radial nerve entrapment at the spiral groove: detection by DTI-based neurography

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    This study evaluated the potential of three-tesla diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography to detect changes of the radial (RN) and median (MN) nerves during transient upper arm compression by a silicon ring tourniquet. Axial T2-weighted and DTI sequences (b = 700 s/mm2, 16 gradient encoding directions) of 13 healthy volunteers were obtained. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the MN and RN were measured at the spiral groove and further visualized in 3D by deterministic tractography (thresholds: FA =.15, angle change = 27 ). Local/lesional RN FA values increased (p = 0.001) and ADC values decreased (p = 0.02) during a 20-min upper arm compression, whereas no significant FA (p = 0.49) or ADC (p = 0.73) changes of the MN were detected. There were no T2-w nerve signal changes or alterations of nerve trajectories in 3D. Acute nerve compression of the RN leads to changes of its three-tesla DTI metrics. Peripheral nerve DTI provides non-invasive insights into the ''selective'' vulnerability of the RN at the spiral groove. (orig.)

  13. Multi nodal load forecasting in electric power systems using a radial basis neural network; Previsao de carga multinodal em sistemas eletricos de potencia usando uma rede neural de base radial

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    Altran, A.B.; Lotufo, A.D.P.; Minussi, C.R. [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica], Emails: lealtran@yahoo.com.br, annadiva@dee.feis.unesp.br, minussi@dee.feis.unesp.br; Lopes, M.L.M. [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Matematica], E-mail: mara@mat.feis.unesp.br

    2009-07-01

    This paper presents a methodology for electrical load forecasting, using radial base functions as activation function in artificial neural networks with the training by backpropagation algorithm. This methodology is applied to short term electrical load forecasting (24 h ahead). Therefore, results are presented analyzing the use of radial base functions substituting the sigmoid function as activation function in multilayer perceptron neural networks. However, the main contribution of this paper is the proposal of a new formulation of load forecasting dedicated to the forecasting in several points of the electrical network, as well as considering several types of users (residential, commercial, industrial). It deals with the MLF (Multimodal Load Forecasting), with the same processing time as the GLF (Global Load Forecasting). (author)

  14. Investigation of a Cross-Correlation Based Optical Strain Measurement Technique for Detecting radial Growth on a Rotating Disk

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    Clem, Michelle M.; Woike, Mark R.

    2013-01-01

    and investigated in the controlled experiment. A range of known shifts are induced on the patterns; reference and data images are acquired before and after the induced shift, respectively, and the images are processed using the cross-correlation algorithms in order to determine the particle displacements. The effectiveness of each pattern at resolving the known shift is evaluated and discussed in order to choose the most suitable pattern to be implemented onto a rotating disk in the Rotordynamics Lab. Although testing on the rotating disk has not yet been performed, the driving principles behind the development of the present optical technique are based upon critical aspects of the future experiment, such as the amount of expected radial growth, disk analysis, and experimental design and are therefore addressed in the paper.

  15. Orbital structure of the GJ876 extrasolar planetary system, based on the latest Keck and HARPS radial velocity data

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    Baluev, Roman V

    2011-01-01

    We use full available array of radial velocity data, including recently published HARPS and Keck observatory sets, to characterize the orbital configuration of the planetary system orbiting GJ876. First, we propose and describe in detail a fast method to fit perturbed orbital configuration, based on the integration of the sensitivity equations inferred by the equations of the original $N$-body problem. Further, we find that it is unsatisfactory to treat the available radial velocity data for GJ876 in the traditional white noise model, because the actual noise appears autocorrelated (and demonstrates non-white frequency spectrum). The time scale of this correlation is about a few days, and the contribution of the correlated noise is about 2 m/s (i.e., similar to the level of internal errors in the Keck data). We propose a variation of the maximum-likelihood algorithm to estimate the orbital configuration of the system, taking into account the red noise effects. We show, in particular, that the non-zero orbital...

  16. A design methodology for a magnetorheological fluid damper based on a multi-stage radial flow mode

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    Liao, C. R.; Zhao, D. X.; Xie, L.; Liu, Q.

    2012-08-01

    In this paper, a magnetorheological (MR) fluid damper based on a multi-stage radial flow mode is put forward, compared with traditional ones with annular damping channel which are of low magnetic field utilization and high energy consumption. The equivalent magnetic circuit model is derived, along with the relation between the magnetic induction at the working gap and the exciting current in the field coils. The finite-element software ANYSY is used to analyze the distribution of the magnetic field in the MR valve. The flow differential equation for a MR fluid in radial flow is theoretically set up, and the numerical solution is validated by means of the Herschel-Bulkley constitutive model. A MR damper was designed and fabricated in Chongqing University in accordance with the technical requirements of a railway vehicle anti-yaw damper, and the force-displacement characteristic of the damper was tested with J95-I type shock absorber test-bed. The results show that the experimental damping forces are in good agreement with the analytical ones, and the methodology is believed to help predict the damping force of a MR damper.

  17. A design methodology for a magnetorheological fluid damper based on a multi-stage radial flow mode

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    In this paper, a magnetorheological (MR) fluid damper based on a multi-stage radial flow mode is put forward, compared with traditional ones with annular damping channel which are of low magnetic field utilization and high energy consumption. The equivalent magnetic circuit model is derived, along with the relation between the magnetic induction at the working gap and the exciting current in the field coils. The finite-element software ANYSY is used to analyze the distribution of the magnetic field in the MR valve. The flow differential equation for a MR fluid in radial flow is theoretically set up, and the numerical solution is validated by means of the Herschel–Bulkley constitutive model. A MR damper was designed and fabricated in Chongqing University in accordance with the technical requirements of a railway vehicle anti-yaw damper, and the force–displacement characteristic of the damper was tested with J95-I type shock absorber test-bed. The results show that the experimental damping forces are in good agreement with the analytical ones, and the methodology is believed to help predict the damping force of a MR damper. (paper)

  18. Desenvolvendo o conteúdo programático de um curso de inglês para mecânicos de aeronaves com base em um corpus DIY: um estudo de caso

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    Almeida, Dilso Corrêa de

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cursos de Inglês Instrumental são geralmente desenvolvidos de acordo com as necessidades dos alunos. Essas necessidades são definidas com base em levantamentos junto aos aprendizes ou pela análise, por parte do professor/desenvolvedor do material, sobre o uso da linguagem (acadêmica, ocupacional ou vocacional que os aprendizes precisarão desenvolver. Apresentamos, neste artigo, o processo de desenvolvimento do conteúdo programático de um curso de leitura de manuais de manutenção de aeronaves em inglês, tendo a Linguística de Corpus como balizadora da escolha dos aspectos léxico-semântico-gramaticais a serem trabalhados durante o curso.

  19. UM PROCEDIMENTO PARA CALCULAR ÍNDICES A PARTIR DE UMA BASE DE DADOS MULTIVARIADOS

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    Kubrusly Lucia Silva

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho trata do problema de se estabelecer um índice I que possibilite ordenar um conjunto de n objetos, segundo critério definido por um conjunto de m variáveis. De um modo geral, é necessário escolher o conjunto de variáveis adequadas, e também, os pesos atribuídos a cada variável. A Análise de Grupamento é usada para seleção de variáveis, e a Análise de Componentes Principais é usada para fornecer as ponderações. São apresentadas duas aplicações do procedimento proposto.

  20. Radial Nerve Tendon Transfers.

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    Cheah, Andre Eu-Jin; Etcheson, Jennifer; Yao, Jeffrey

    2016-08-01

    Radial nerve palsy typically occurs as a result of trauma or iatrogenic injury and leads to the loss of wrist extension, finger extension, thumb extension, and a reduction in grip strength. In the absence of nerve recovery, reconstruction of motor function involves tendon transfer surgery. The most common donor tendons include the pronator teres, wrist flexors, and finger flexors. The type of tendon transfer is classified based on the donor for the extensor digitorum communis. Good outcomes have been reported for most methods of radial nerve tendon transfers as is typical for positional tendon transfers not requiring significant power. PMID:27387076

  1. First ground-based 200-um observing with THUMPER on JCMT - sky characterisation and planet maps

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    Ward-Thompson, D; Araujo, H; Coulson, I; Cox, J; Davis, G R; Evans, R; Griffin, M J; Gear, W K; Hargrave, P; Hargreaves, P; Hayton, D; Kiernan, B J; Leeks, S J; Mauskopf, P; Naylor, D; Potter, N; Rinehart, S A; Sudiwala, R; Tucker, C R; Walker, R J; Wadtkin, S L

    2005-01-01

    We present observations that were carried out with the Two HUndred Micron PhotometER (THUMPER) mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, at a wavelength of 200 um (frequency 1.5 THz). The observations utilise a small atmospheric window that opens up at this wavelength under very dry conditions at high-altitude observing sites. The atmosphere was calibrated using the sky-dipping method and a relation was established between the optical depth, tau, at 1.5 THz and that at 225 GHz: tau_1.5THz = (95 +/- 10)*tau_225GHz. Mars and Jupiter were mapped from the ground at this wavelength for the first time, and the system characteristics measured. A noise equivalent flux density (NEFD) of ~65 +/- 10 Jy (1 sigma 1 second) was measured for the THUMPER-JCMT combination, consistent with predictions based upon our laboratory measurements. The main-beam resolution of 14 arcsec was confirmed and an extended error-beam detected at roughly two-thirds of the magnitude of the main beam. Measurements of the Sun...

  2. Interpretation of Ostwald ripening of catalytic nanoparticles based on the radial breathing mode in single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Song, Wooseok; Hwan Kim, Sung; Sung Jung, Dae; Kim, Yooseok; Youn Kim, Soo; An, Ki-Seok; Park, Chong-Yun

    2014-11-01

    Catalytic nanoparticle (NP) size is the crucial factor that determines carbon nanotube (CNT) diameter. Therefore, we explored the Ostwald ripening phenomenon of catalytic NPs from the radial breathing modes in resonant Raman spectra of synthesized single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs). SWCNTs were synthesized using chemically derived monodisperse Fe oxide catalytic NPs by a conventional thermal chemical vapor deposition system. The density of the NPs was manipulated by simply adjusting the spin-coating speed and cycle. The diameter distribution and tube type (SWCNTs or multi-walled CNTs) were thereby determined, which can be understood by density-dependent Ostwald ripening of the NPs. As a result, the diameter-selective growth of SWCNTs was successfully achieved, which will be useful for SWCNTs-based electronic applications.

  3. Relationship between net electric power and radial build of DEMO based on ITER steady-state scenario parameters

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    Relations between a net electrical output power and dimensions of components in radial build are investigated based on the ITER plasma performance to develop a conceptual design of DEMO with the net electrical output power of several hundred MW. Reducing the dimensions of in-vessel components and increasing the thickness of the toroidal field coil contribute to strengthen the toroidal magnetic field at plasma, which brings about increase in a net electrical output power. The relation between the minimum plasma major radius and the maximum net electrical output power is clarified. Furthermore effects of improvements in the ITER plasma performance on the net electricity are also analyzed; indicating the increase of normalized beta could have advantage from the viewpoint of the divertor heat load because the increase of synchrotron radiation loss power contributes to reduce the divertor heat load, though the higher energy confinement is required

  4. Radial Basis Function Neural Networks-Based Modeling of the Membrane Separation Process: Hydrogen Recovery from Refinery Gases

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    Lei Wang; Cheng Shao; Hai Wang; Hong Wu

    2006-01-01

    Membrane technology has found wide applications in the petrochemical industry, mainly in the purification and recovery of the hydrogen resources. Accurate prediction of the membrane separation performance plays an important role in carrying out advanced process control (APC). For the first time, a soft-sensor model for the membrane separation process has been established based on the radial basis function (RBF) neural networks. The main performance parameters, i.e, permeate hydrogen concentration, permeate gas flux, and residue hydrogen concentration, are estimated quantitatively by measuring the operating temperature, feed-side pressure, permeate-side pressure, residue-side pressure, feed-gas flux, and feed-hydrogen concentration excluding flow structure, membrane parameters, and other compositions. The predicted results can gain the desired effects. The effectiveness of this novel approach lays a foundation for integrating control technology and optimizing the operation of the gas membrane separation process.

  5. A Concept for Monitoring Radial Distribution networks Based on Very Few Measurements

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    Munk, Steen Michael; Sørensen, John Aasted

    In Denmark as well as the rest of Europe, powerdistribution utilities are becoming interested inmonitoring the medium voltage network.The paper treats the problem of extracting information on faults based on measurements fromone observation point.......In Denmark as well as the rest of Europe, powerdistribution utilities are becoming interested inmonitoring the medium voltage network.The paper treats the problem of extracting information on faults based on measurements fromone observation point....

  6. Orbital structure of the GJ876 extrasolar planetary system based on the latest Keck and HARPS radial velocity data

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    Baluev, Roman V.

    2011-10-01

    We use full available array of radial velocity data, including recently published HARPS and Keck observatory sets, to characterize the orbital configuration of the planetary system orbiting GJ876. First, we propose and describe in detail a fast method to fit perturbed orbital configuration, based on the integration of the sensitivity equations inferred by the equations of the original N-body problem. Further, we find that it is unsatisfactory to treat the available radial velocity data for GJ876 in the traditional white noise model, because the actual noise appears autocorrelated (and demonstrates non-white frequency spectrum). The time scale of this correlation is about a few days, and the contribution of the correlated noise is about 2 m/s (i.e., similar to the level of internal errors in the Keck data). We propose a variation of the maximum-likelihood algorithm to estimate the orbital configuration of the system, taking into account the red noise effects. We show, in particular, that the non-zero orbital eccentricity of the innermost planet d, obtained in previous studies, is likely a result of misinterpreted red noise in the data. In addition to offsets in some orbital parameters, the red noise also makes the fit uncertainties systematically underestimated (while they are treated in the traditional white noise model). Also, we show that the orbital eccentricity of the outermost planet is actually ill-determined, although bounded by ~0.2. Finally, we investigate possible orbital non-coplanarity of the system, and limit the mutual inclination between the planets b and c orbits by 5°-15°, depending on the angular position of the mutual orbital nodes.

  7. A CONTABILIDADE COMO BASE INFORMACIONAL AO DESENVOLVIMENTO DA ATIVIDADE AQÜICOLA: UM ESTUDO MULTICASO

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    Cristiano do Nascimento; Alessandra Vasconcelos Gallon

    2008-01-01

    Esta pesquisa, efetuada junto aos pequenos produtores catarinenses de moluscos cultivados no mar (mexilhão e ostra), objetivou investigar sobre a utilização dos dados e informações contábeis na condução de seus negócios. Para isto, realizouse um estudo exploratório-descritivo, com abordagem dos dados predominantemente qualitativa, por meio de um estudo multicaso. Os dados coletados em 29 unidades produtoras de moluscos, via questionário aplicado entre agosto e outubro de 2007, abordam aspecto...

  8. Prevalência de transtornos ansiosos e algumas comorbidades em idosos: um estudo de base populacional

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    Mayara B. Machado

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar a prevalência de transtornos ansiosos e fatores associados em uma amostra populacional de idosos do Sul de Santa Catarina. Métodos Estudo transversal com base em dados populacionais, que avaliou 1.021 indivíduos idosos entre 60 e 79 anos. Foram realizadas entrevistas domiciliares para aferição de variáveis sobre transtornos ansiosos, por meio do questionário MINI, dados sociodemográficos, hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS, infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM e dosagem de colesterol. Resultados As prevalências entre os transtornos ansiosos foram de 22,0% para o transtorno de ansiedade generalizada (TAG; 14,8% para fobia social (FS; 10,5% para transtorno do pânico (TP; e 8,5% para o transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo (TOC. Além disso, 40,5% dos indivíduos apresentaram pelo menos um transtorno de ansiedade. A distribuição dos transtornos foi semelhante nos dois gêneros; TAG foi mais prevalente nos indivíduos de menor escolaridade; TOC foi mais presente em indivíduos casados ou em união estável. Em relação às variáveis clínicas, HAS foi associada à presença de TOC; FS foi associada com IAM; TOC e FS foram associados com HDL > 40 mg/dL. Conclusão Os dados demonstram que os quadros de ansiedade são muito frequentes em idosos da comunidade, se sobrepõem de forma significativa e estão associados a algumas variáveis clínicas cardiovasculares.

  9. Relação cinemática em um trator 4x2 com tração dianteira auxiliar equipado com pneus radiais na eficiência de tração Kinematic relation on radial tires in a front wheel assist tractor on traction efficience

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    Mauro Fernando Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Diferentes combinações de pressões internas dos pneus do trator pode afetar a interferência entre eixos motrizes dos tratores agrícolas, principalmente com pneus do tipo radial. Um trator 4x2 com tração dianteira auxiliar foi analisado quanto a seu desempenho em tração. Pneus de carcaça radial com diferentes pressões internas foram utilizados, com o objetivo de variar as relações cinemá ticas entre os eixos. Mediram-se o patinamento das rodas dianteiras e traseiras, a resistência ao rolamento e a força de tração, em duas condições de solo (firme e solto. Os resultados obtidos permitiram verificar que a eficiência de tração não foi significativamente influenciada pela variação das relações cinemáticas de 0,962 a 1,102. As máximas eficiências de tração ocorreram com relaçõ es cinemáticas variáveis dentro da faixa estudada e de acordo com as cargas impostas à barra de tração.Different combinations of tractor tire inflating pressure may affect interference between tractor axles, mainly with radial tires type. A front wheel assist tractor was studied in its traction performance. Radial tires with different inflation pressure were used, changing kinematic relations between axles. The measured parameters were: front and rear slip, rolling resistence and drawbar pull in two soil conditions (firm and loose. The results indicate that traction efficience was not significantly influenced by kinematic relations variation between 0.962 to 1.102. The maximum traction efficiency ocurred within the range studied and according to drawbar pull.

  10. A acessibilidade e a educação: um direito constitucional como base para um direito social da pessoa com deficiência

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    Elaine Maria Bessa Rebello Guerreiro

    2012-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/4415Os recentes avanços na política para atendimento da pessoa com deficiência no Brasil têm aproximado várias áreas do conhecimento. Profissionais de diversos ramos (arquitetura, engenharia e direito, por exemplo) participam do debate trazendo enriquecimento para a área da educação, bem como levantando questões sobre a sua prática. Levando em consideração que a educação é um direito social e a acessibilidade é um direito constitucional, buscou-se identificar essa in...

  11. Electromagnetic interaction of arbitrary radial-dependent anisotropic spheres and improved invisibility for nonlinear-transformation-based cloaks

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    Qiu, Cheng-Wei; Novitsky, Andrey V.; Ma, Hua; Qu, Shaobo

    2009-01-01

    An analytical method of electromagnetic wave interactions with a general radially anisotropic cloak is established. It is able to deal with arbitrary parameters ($\\epsilon_r(r)$, $\\mu_r(r)$, $\\epsilon_t(r)$ and $\\mu_t(r)$) of a radially anisotropic inhomogeneous shell. The general cloaking condition is proposed from the wave relations for the first time. We derive the parameters of a novel class of spherical nonlinear cloaks and examine its invisibility performance by the proposed method at v...

  12. An expert system with radial basis function neural network based on decision trees for predicting sediment transport in sewers.

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    Ebtehaj, Isa; Bonakdari, Hossein; Zaji, Amir Hossein

    2016-01-01

    In this study, an expert system with a radial basis function neural network (RBF-NN) based on decision trees (DT) is designed to predict sediment transport in sewer pipes at the limit of deposition. First, sensitivity analysis is carried out to investigate the effect of each parameter on predicting the densimetric Froude number (Fr). The results indicate that utilizing the ratio of the median particle diameter to pipe diameter (d/D), ratio of median particle diameter to hydraulic radius (d/R) and volumetric sediment concentration (C(V)) as the input combination leads to the best Fr prediction. Subsequently, the new hybrid DT-RBF method is presented. The results of DT-RBF are compared with RBF and RBF-particle swarm optimization (PSO), which uses PSO for RBF training. It appears that DT-RBF is more accurate (R(2) = 0.934, MARE = 0.103, RMSE = 0.527, SI = 0.13, BIAS = -0.071) than the two other RBF methods. Moreover, the proposed DT-RBF model offers explicit expressions for use by practicing engineers. PMID:27386995

  13. Intelligent Control of Welding Gun Pose for Pipeline Welding Robot Based on Improved Radial Basis Function Network and Expert System

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    Jingwen Tian

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    Full Text Available Since the control system of the welding gun pose in whole‐position welding is complicated and nonlinear, an intelligent control system of welding gun pose for a pipeline welding robot based on an improved radial basis function neural network (IRBFNN and expert system (ES is presented in this paper. The structure of the IRBFNN is constructed and the improved genetic algorithm is adopted to optimize the network structure. This control system makes full use of the characteristics of the IRBFNN and the ES. The ADXRS300 micro‐mechanical gyro is used as the welding gun position sensor in this system. When the welding gun position is obtained, an appropriate pitch angle can be obtained through expert knowledge and the numeric reasoning capacity of the IRBFNN. ARM is used as the controller to drive the welding gun pitch angle step motor in order to adjust the pitch angle of the welding gun in real‐time. The experiment results show that the intelligent control system of the welding gun pose using the IRBFNN and expert system is feasible and it enhances the welding quality. This system has wide prospects for application.

  14. Design of cognitive engine for cognitive radio based on the rough sets and radial basis function neural network

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    Yang, Yanchao; Jiang, Hong; Liu, Congbin; Lan, Zhongli

    2013-03-01

    Cognitive radio (CR) is an intelligent wireless communication system which can dynamically adjust the parameters to improve system performance depending on the environmental change and quality of service. The core technology for CR is the design of cognitive engine, which introduces reasoning and learning methods in the field of artificial intelligence, to achieve the perception, adaptation and learning capability. Considering the dynamical wireless environment and demands, this paper proposes a design of cognitive engine based on the rough sets (RS) and radial basis function neural network (RBF_NN). The method uses experienced knowledge and environment information processed by RS module to train the RBF_NN, and then the learning model is used to reconfigure communication parameters to allocate resources rationally and improve system performance. After training learning model, the performance is evaluated according to two benchmark functions. The simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the model and the proposed cognitive engine can effectively achieve the goal of learning and reconfiguration in cognitive radio.

  15. Wavefront reconstruction algorithm based on Legendre polynomials for radial shearing interferometry over a square area and error analysis.

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    Kewei, E; Zhang, Chen; Li, Mengyang; Xiong, Zhao; Li, Dahai

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    Based on the Legendre polynomials expressions and its properties, this article proposes a new approach to reconstruct the distorted wavefront under test of a laser beam over square area from the phase difference data obtained by a RSI system. And the result of simulation and experimental results verifies the reliability of the method proposed in this paper. The formula of the error propagation coefficients is deduced when the phase difference data of overlapping area contain noise randomly. The matrix T which can be used to evaluate the impact of high-orders Legendre polynomial terms on the outcomes of the low-order terms due to mode aliasing is proposed, and the magnitude of impact can be estimated by calculating the F norm of the T. In addition, the relationship between ratio shear, sampling points, terms of polynomials and noise propagation coefficients, and the relationship between ratio shear, sampling points and norms of the T matrix are both analyzed, respectively. Those research results can provide an optimization design way for radial shearing interferometry system with the theoretical reference and instruction. PMID:26367882

  16. Gamma-ray irradiation hardness of arrayed silicon microhole-based radial p–n junction solar cells

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    The γ-ray irradiation hardness of arrayed silicon microhole-based radial p–n junction (ASMRJ) solar cells (SCs) has been experimentally studied. It was found that the sidewall morphology of the microhole arrays had an important effect on the radiation hardness, so the 4 µm-pitch ASMRJ SCs with hole arrays' sidewalls both unpassivated and passivated were made and referred to as 4 µm-U-ASMRJ and -P-ASMRJ SCs, respectively. On increasing the radiation doses, in contrast with the monotonous and rapid degradation of short circuit current density and open circuit voltage for the planar SCs, these parameters for the 4 µm-U-ASMRJ SCs show a small increase in the initial stage of γ-ray irradiation and then a slow decline. Average conversion efficiency shows an initial slight ascent by 4.5%. Additionally, the average conversion efficiency for the 2 µm-U-ASMRJ SCs shows an initial slight ascent by 5.7%. When the radiation doses grow to 8 × 106 rad, the average conversion efficiency degradation rates for the 2 µm- and 4 µm-U-ASMRJ SCs are 14% and 15%, respectively, whereas it is 39% for the planar SCs. The radiation-gettering mechanism is suggested to explain the radiation-hardened properties of the U-ASMRJ SCs. (paper)

  17. [Osteo-cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection of the elbow and reconstruction with radial collateral artery perforator-based propeller flap].

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    Gabert, P-E; Lievain, L; Vallée, A; Joly, P; Auquit Auckbur, I

    2016-08-01

    Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical and non-tuberculosis mycobacterium that mainly leads to cutaneous infections. Infections occur through inoculation of the organism through injury to the skin in the presence of contaminated water or fish. The patient often presents with unspecific symptoms and the evolution, in the absence of adequate treatment, is characterized by an expansion of the cutaneous lesion and a spread to deep structures. Infections of tendon sheaths and joints are described, rarely osteomyelitis. Sure diagnosis is hard to obtain and is established from the medical history and microbiological examination. There are no specific therapeutic guidelines. Double or triple antibiotherapy is often effective and should be continued several months after complete resolution of clinical signs. Surgical debridement is required in cases of invasive or resistant infections. We report the case of a young immunocompetent fishmonger with a rare osteocutaneous M. marinum infection of the elbow. Treatment included large surgical excision of infected skin and bone areas and a triple antibiotics administration. Reconstruction have been ensured by a radial collateral artery perforator-based propeller flap, satisfying appropriates functional and cosmetical concerns of this anatomical region. Surgery and appropriate antibiotics treatment were effective and allowed healing of an invasive cutaneous and bone M. marinum infection. PMID:26748858

  18. Automated radial basis function neural network based image classification system for diabetic retinopathy detection in retinal images

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    Anitha, J.; Vijila, C. Kezi Selva; Hemanth, D. Jude

    2010-02-01

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a chronic eye disease for which early detection is highly essential to avoid any fatal results. Image processing of retinal images emerge as a feasible tool for this early diagnosis. Digital image processing techniques involve image classification which is a significant technique to detect the abnormality in the eye. Various automated classification systems have been developed in the recent years but most of them lack high classification accuracy. Artificial neural networks are the widely preferred artificial intelligence technique since it yields superior results in terms of classification accuracy. In this work, Radial Basis function (RBF) neural network based bi-level classification system is proposed to differentiate abnormal DR Images and normal retinal images. The results are analyzed in terms of classification accuracy, sensitivity and specificity. A comparative analysis is performed with the results of the probabilistic classifier namely Bayesian classifier to show the superior nature of neural classifier. Experimental results show promising results for the neural classifier in terms of the performance measures.

  19. Singularidades do envelhecimento: reflexões com base em conversas com um idoso institucionalizado

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    Lilian Juana Levenbach de Gamburgo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata de algumas peculiaridades da vida de um idoso que mora numa Instituição de Longa Permanência, entrevistado no contexto de uma pesquisa cujo objetivo foi a linguagem como prática dialógica de idosos com as capacidades comunicativas preservadas. A narrativa nos permitiu conhecer as condições de vida e algumas especificidades tais como: (1 a institucionalização precoce; (2 a interdependência entre os motivos para o asilamento voluntário e a situação de abandono; (3 a aparente impropriedade de utilizar a categoria "idosos" para englobar sujeitos com idades muito diversas. Foram entrevistados cinco mulheres e um homem. As entrevistas propiciaram o exame de lembranças, sentimentos, valores, relações interpessoais e da própria linguagem. Esperamos oferecer subsídios para um olhar sobre a comunicação do idoso que a considera como sistema simbólico fundamental para a inserção social, olhar diverso daquele centrado nas alterações consideradas "típicas" da velhice.

  20. A questionnaire-based (UM-PDHQ study of hallucinations in Parkinson's disease

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    Nation Daniel

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hallucinations occur in 20–40% of PD patients and have been associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes (i.e., nursing home placement, increased mortality. Hallucinations, like other non-motor features of PD, are not well recognized in routine primary/secondary clinical practice. So far, there has been no instrument for uniform characterization of hallucinations in PD. To this end, we developed the University of Miami Parkinson's disease Hallucinations Questionnaire (UM-PDHQ that allows comprehensive assessment of hallucinations in clinical or research settings. Methods The UM-PDHQ is composed of 6 quantitative and 14 qualitative items. For our study PD patients of all ages and in all stages of the disease were recruited over an 18-month period. The UPDRS, MMSE, and Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories were used for comparisons. Results and Discussion Seventy consecutive PD patients were included in the analyses. Thirty-one (44.3% were classified as hallucinators and 39 as non-hallucinators. No significant group differences were observed in terms of demographics, disease characteristics, stage, education, depressive/anxiety scores or cognitive functioning (MMSE between hallucinators and non-hallucinators. Single mode hallucinations were reported in 20/31 (visual/14, auditory/4, olfactory/2 whereas multiple modalities were reported in 11/31 patients. The most common hallucinatory experience was a whole person followed by small animals, insects and reptiles. Conclusion Using the UM-PDHQ, we were able to define the key characteristics of hallucinations in PD in our cohort. Future directions include the validation of the quantitative part of the questionnaire than will serve as a rating scale for severity of hallucinations.

  1. First ground-based 200-um observing with THUMPER on JCMT - sky characterisation and planet maps

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    Ward-Thompson, D.; Ade, P.A.R.; Araujo, H; Coulson, I.; Cox, J; Davis, G R; Evans, Rh.; Griffin, M.J.; Gear, W. K.; Hargrave, P.; Hargreaves, P.; Hayton, D.; Kiernan, B. J.; Leeks, S. J.; Mauskopf, P.

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    We present observations that were carried out with the Two HUndred Micron PhotometER (THUMPER) mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, at a wavelength of 200 um (frequency 1.5 THz). The observations utilise a small atmospheric window that opens up at this wavelength under very dry conditions at high-altitude observing sites. The atmosphere was calibrated using the sky-dipping method and a relation was established between the optical depth, tau, at 1.5 THz and that at 22...

  2. Radial reflection diffraction tomography

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    Lehman, Sean K.

    2012-12-18

    A wave-based tomographic imaging method and apparatus based upon one or more rotating radially outward oriented transmitting and receiving elements have been developed for non-destructive evaluation. At successive angular locations at a fixed radius, a predetermined transmitting element can launch a primary field and one or more predetermined receiving elements can collect the backscattered field in a "pitch/catch" operation. A Hilbert space inverse wave (HSIW) algorithm can construct images of the received scattered energy waves using operating modes chosen for a particular application. Applications include, improved intravascular imaging, bore hole tomography, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of parts having existing access holes.

  3. Transição para agricultura de base ecológica: um processo social.

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    Pacífico, Daniela A.; Soglio, Fábio Kessler Dal

    2010-01-01

    O presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar o projeto de transição para uma cafeicultura orgânica que foi realizado em duas comunidades rurais no norte do estado do Paraná, em 2003. A partir da pesquisa de campo e das consultas bibliográficas sobre a Agroeocologia e a perspectiva teórica orientada pelo ator (POA) constatou-se que o método de transição, ao se utilizar de um modelo preestabelecido de atividades de transição, impossibilitou a participação do ator social e não contribuiu com o p...

  4. Radial Basis Function Neural Network Based on an Improved Exponential Decreasing Inertia Weight-Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for AQI Prediction

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    2014-01-01

    This paper proposed a novel radial basis function (RBF) neural network model optimized by exponential decreasing inertia weight particle swarm optimization (EDIW-PSO). Based on the inertia weight decreasing strategy, we propose a new Exponential Decreasing Inertia Weight (EDIW) to improve the PSO algorithm. We use the modified EDIW-PSO algorithm to determine the centers, widths, and connection weights of RBF neural network. To assess the performance of the proposed EDIW-PSO-RBF model, we choo...

  5. Time variation of the O/H radial gradient in the galactic disk based on planetary nebulae

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    Maciel, W J

    2013-01-01

    The controversy on the time variation of the radial abundance gradients can in principle be settled by estimating the gradients from planetary nebulae (PN) ejected by central stars (CSPN) with different ages. In this work, we consider four samples of CSPN whose lifetimes have been estimated using three different methods and estimate the oxygen abundance gradients for these objects. The results suggest some small differences between the younger and older CSPN. The younger objects have similar or slightly higher oxygen abundances compared with the older objects, and the gradients of both groups are similar within the uncertainties. Therefore, the O/H radial gradient has not changed appreciably during the lifetime of the objects considered, so that PN gradients are not expected to be very different from the gradients observed in younger objects, which seems to be supported by recent observational data.

  6. Bases de um novo contrato social? Impostos e Orçamento Participativo em Porto Alegre

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    Marcello Baquero

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Apesar do crescente interesse por formas alternativas de participação política, entre as quais o Orçamento Participativo (OP, pouco se tem estudado se essas novas modalidades estão incidindo na estruturação de um contrato social mais eficiente e duradouro. Talvez tal situação seja atribuída ao fato de que se considera que o pagamento de tributos é uma obrigação legal e, portanto haveria pouco a ser analisado neste terreno. A perspectiva deste artigo é distinta, argumenta-se que a forma como os cidadãos se posicionam a respeito do pagamento de impostos relaciona-se com outros domínios da política, tais como a confiança institucional e os níveis de envolvimento político. Por meio de uma pesquisa tipo survey os resultados deste estudo apontam para a existência de uma dimensão estrutural negativa no que se refere ao pagamento de tributos, fragilizando o contrato social vigente.In spite of the growing interest about alternative forms of political participation, among which the participatory budget (OP, we know little about how this form of involvement is affecting the structuring of a more efficient social contract. Such situation, perhaps, is due to the fact that the payment of taxes is considered a legal obligation; therefore, the argument is that there would be little to be studied on this field. This article argues that how citizens position themselves about the payment of taxes influences other domains of politics, such as institutional trust and levels of political involvement. Through a survey with porto-alegrenses, the results indicate that the existence of a negative structural dimension insofar as payment of taxes is concerned undermines the actual social contract.

  7. A linear stability analysis of thermal convection in spherical shells with variable radial gravity based on the Tau-Chebyshev method

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    Highlights: • The Tau-Chebyshev method solves the linear fluid flow equations in spherical shells. • The fluid motion is driven by a central force proportional to the radial position. • The full Navier–Stokes equations are solved by the spectral element method. • The linear results are verified with the solution of the Navier–Stokes equations. • The solution of the linear problems is used to initiate non-linear calculations. -- Abstract: The onset of thermal convection in a non-rotating spherical shell is investigated using linear theory. The Tau-Chebyshev spectral method is used to integrate the linearized equations. We investigate the onset of thermal convection by considering two cases of the radial gravitational field (i) a local acceleration, acting radially inward, that is proportional to the distance from the center r, and (ii) a radial gravitational central force that is proportional to r−n. The former case has been widely analyzed in the literature, because it constitutes a simplified model that is usually used, in astrophysics and geophysics, and is studied here to validate the numerical method. The latter case was analyzed since the case n = 5 has been experimentally realized (by means of the dielectrophoretic effect) under microgravity condition, in the experimental container called GeoFlow, inside the International Space Station. Our study is aimed to clarify the role of (i) a radially inward central force (either proportional to r or to r−n), (ii) a base conductive temperature distribution provided by either a uniform heat source or an imposed temperature difference between outer and inner spheres, and (iii) the aspect ratio η (ratio of the radii of the inner and outer spheres), on the critical Rayleigh number. In all cases the surface of the spheres has been assumed to be rigid. The results obtained with the linear theory based on the Tau-Chebyshev spectral method are compared with those of the integration of the full non

  8. Scenario-based energy efficiency and productivity in China: A non-radial directional distance function analysis

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    Improving energy efficiency and productivity is one of the most cost-effective ways for achieving the sustainable development target in China. This paper employs non-radial directional distance function approach to empirically investigate energy efficiency and energy productivity by including CO2 emissions as an undesirable output. Three production scenarios, namely energy conservation (EC), energy conservation and emission reduction (ECER), and energy conservation, emission reduction and economic growth (ECEREG), are specified to assess China's energy efficiency and productivity growth during the period of Eleventh Five-Year Plan. Our empirical results show that there exist substantial differences in China's total-factor energy efficiency and productivity under different scenarios. Under the ECEREG scenario, the national average total-factor energy efficiency score was 0.6306 in 2005–2010, while the national average total-factor energy productivity increased by 0.27% annually during the period. The main driving force for energy productivity growth in China was energy technological change rather than energy efficiency change. - Highlights: • China's regional energy efficiency and productivity in 2005–2010 are evaluated. • Three production scenarios are considered. • Non-radial directional distance function with CO2 emissions is employed. • Technological change is the main driver for China's energy productivity growth

  9. Progress of a cross-correlation based optical strain measurement technique for detecting radial growth on a rotating disk

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    Clem, Michelle M.; Woike, Mark R.; Abdul-Aziz, Ali

    2014-04-01

    The Aeronautical Sciences Project under NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program is interested in the development of novel measurement technologies, such as optical surface measurements for the in situ health monitoring of critical constituents of the internal flow path. In situ health monitoring has the potential to detect flaws, i.e. cracks in key components, such as engine turbine disks, before the flaws lead to catastrophic failure. The present study, aims to further validate and develop an optical strain measurement technique to measure the radial growth and strain field of an already cracked disk, mimicking the geometry of a sub-scale turbine engine disk, under loaded conditions in the NASA Glenn Research Center's High Precision Rotordynamics Laboratory. The technique offers potential fault detection by imaging an applied high-contrast random speckle pattern under unloaded and loaded conditions with a CCD camera. Spinning the cracked disk at high speeds (loaded conditions) induces an external load, resulting in a radial growth of the disk of approximately 50.0-μm in the flawed region and hence, a localized strain field. When imaging the cracked disk under static conditions, the disk will be undistorted; however, during rotation the cracked region will grow radially, thus causing the applied particle pattern to be `shifted'. The resulting particle displacements between the two images is measured using the two-dimensional cross-correlation algorithms implemented in standard Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) software to track the disk growth, which facilitates calculation of the localized strain field. A random particle distribution is adhered onto the surface of the cracked disk and two bench top experiments are carried out to evaluate the technique's ability to measure the induced particle displacements. The disk is shifted manually using a translation stage equipped with a fine micrometer and a hotplate is used to induce thermal growth of the disk, causing the

  10. Methodology based in the fuzzy logic for constructing the objective functions in optimization problems of nuclear fuel: application to the cells radial design

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    A methodology based on Fuzzy Logic for the construction of the objective function of the optimization problems of nuclear fuel is described. It was created an inference system that responds, in certain form, as a human expert when it has the task of qualifying different radial designs of fuel cells. Specifically it is detailed how an inference system based based on Fuzzy Logic that has five enter variables and one exit variable was built, which corresponds to the objective function for the radial design of a fuel cell for a BWR. The use of Fuzzy with Mat lab offered the visualization capacity of the exit variable in function of one or two enter variables at the same time. This allowed to build, in appropriate way, the combination of the inference rules and the membership functions of those diffuse sets used for each one of the enter variables. The obtained objective function was used in an optimization process based on Taboo search. The new methodology was proven for the design of a cell used in a fuel assemble of the Laguna Verde reactor obtaining excellent results. (Author)

  11. Fabrication and characterization of Mach–Zehnder interferometer based on a hollow optical fiber filled with radial-aligned liquid crystal

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    Ho, Bo-Yan; Peng, Fenglin; Wu, Shin-Tson; Hwang, Shug-June

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    We demonstrate a high sensitivity all-fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) based on radial-aligned liquid crystal (LC) in a hollow optical fiber (HOF). The transmission spectrum of the liquid crystal-filled fiber MZI (LCF-MZI) was measured at different temperatures, and the thermal-induced wavelength shift of the interference spectrum probed. The experimental results indicate that the LC alignment and refractive indices inside the hollow capillary are significantly influenced by the temperature, which in turn changes the optical properties of LCF-MZI. Our experimental data on notch wavelength shift agree well with the measured refractive index temperature gradient.

  12. Prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em Pelotas, RS: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Southern Brazil: a population-based study

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    Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa; Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto; Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção; Denise Petrucci Gigante; Silvia Macedo; Ana Maria Baptista Menezes

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    OBJETIVO: Comparar a prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em população adulta, residente em área urbana, segundo auto-referência e valores de exame de glicemia de jejum. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal de base populacional, com 1.968 pessoas de 20 a 69 anos, residentes na zona urbana da cidade de Pelotas, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2000. Estimou-se uma amostra de 1.800 indivíduos. Realizaram-se visitas domiciliares em 40 setores censitários sorteados aleatoriamente. Foi aplicado u...

  13. Noncommutative radial waves

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    Acatrinei, C S

    2001-01-01

    We study radial waves in (2+1)-dimensional noncommutative scalar field theory, using operatorial methods. The waves propagate along a discrete radial coordinate and are described by finite series deformations of Bessel-type functions. At large radius with respect to the noncomutativity scale $\\theta$, the waves behave like the usual commutative ones.

  14. Noncommutative radial waves

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    Acatrinei, Ciprian

    2001-01-01

    We study radial waves in (2+1)-dimensional noncommutative scalar field theory, using operatorial methods. The waves propagate along a discrete radial coordinate and are described by finite series deformations of Bessel-type functions. At radius much larger than the noncommutativity scale $\\sqrt{\\theta}$, one recovers the usual commutative behaviour. At small distances, classical divergences are smoothed out by noncommutativity.

  15. Triple acting radial seal

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    Ebert, Todd A; Carella, John A

    2012-03-13

    A triple acting radial seal used as an interstage seal assembly in a gas turbine engine, where the seal assembly includes an interstage seal support extending from a stationary inner shroud of a vane ring, the interstage seal support includes a larger annular radial inward facing groove in which an outer annular floating seal assembly is secured for radial displacement, and the outer annular floating seal assembly includes a smaller annular radial inward facing groove in which an inner annular floating seal assembly is secured also for radial displacement. A compliant seal is secured to the inner annular floating seal assembly. The outer annular floating seal assembly encapsulates the inner annular floating seal assembly which is made from a very low alpha material in order to reduce thermal stress.

  16. a base teórico-metodológica de um estudo

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    Cecília Goulart

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio presenta la discusión de la base teórica de una pesquisa realizada con diez niños de 4 y 5 años de una guardería universitaria, cuyo objetivo es investigar aspectos del proceso de letramiento de estos niños en el espacio educativo y en el espacio familiar. Se consideró la participación de los niños en eventos de letramiento, sus relaciones con objetos, actividades y procedimientos, producidos o atravesados por la cultura escrita y aspectos del movimiento discursivo que ocurrían en las familias y en la guardería. Se discuten y entrelazan estudios sobre la relación oral-escrita y estudios que, presentando una concepción social y dialoguista del lenguaje, nos llevan a un modo de concebir la noción de letramiento, con base, principalmente, en los conceptos bakhtinianos de lenguajes sociales, géneros del discurso, heteroglosa e hibridación. Tal discusión es básica en la pesquisa para la definición de categorías analíticas que muestren diferentes modos de ser letrado. Se busca profundar la comprensión sobre el papel de la escuela y de la familia en el proceso de letramiento.

  17. GAIA Spectroscopy and Radial Velocities

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    Munari, U

    2001-01-01

    GAIA spectroscopic and radial velocity performancies are reviewed on the base of ground-based test observations and simulations. The prospects for accurate analysis of stellar atmospheres (temperature, gravity, chemical abundances, rotation, peculiarities) and precise radial velocities (single stars, binaries, pulsating stars) are colorful provided the spectral dispersion is high enough. A higher dispersions also favors a given precision of radial velocities to be reached at fainter magnitudes: for example, with current parameters for GAIA spectrograph, a 1 km/sec accuracy on epoch RVs of a K0 star is reached at V~13.0 mag with 0.25 Ang/pix dispersion spectra, at V~10.3 mag for 0.5 Ang/pix, and V~6.7 mag for 1 Ang/pix. GAIA radial velocities for single stars can match the ~0.5 km/sec mean accuracy of tangential motions at V=15 mag, provided the observations are performed at a dispersion not less than 0.5 Ang/pix.

  18. Desempenho de um trator agrícola equipado com pneus radiais e diagonais com três níveis de lastros líquidos Performance of an agricultural tractor equipped with radial and bias ply tires on three levels of liquid ballast

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    Leonardo de A. Monteiro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização correta de pneus em tratores, tanto em relação ao seu tipo quanto à calibração de sua pressão interna, e a lastragem ideal para cada condição de carga são fatores que influem significativamente no desempenho do trator. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo comparar o desempenho de um trator equipado com pneus radiais e com pneus diagonais, para três condições de lastragem líquida (0%, 40% e 75% de água, em três condições superficiais de um Nitossolo Vermelho distrófico (superfície firme, preparada e com cobertura vegetal de resto de milho e em três velocidades teóricas de deslocamento (4 km h-1, 5 km h-1 e 7 km h-1, informadas no painel do trator, correspondendo às marchas B1, B2 e C1. O melhor desempenho do trator, equipado com pneu diagonal, ocorreu na condição de 75% de água nos pneus, apresentando maior velocidade de deslocamento, menor patinhagem do trator, menor consumo horário de combustível e gerando maior potência na barra de tração. Com pneus radiais, o melhor desempenho do trator ocorreu na condição de 40% de água nos pneus, proporcionando maiores velocidades de deslocamento do trator, menores patinhagens, menores consumos, horário e específico de combustível, e maiores potência e rendimento na barra de tração.The correct use of tires, as for its construction type as for internal pressure calibration and the optimal weighting for each load condition are factors that impact significantly on their performance. This study aimed to compare the performance of a tractor equipped with radial tires and bias ply tires in three conditions of liquid ballast (0%, 40% and 75% water, three surface conditions of a Dystrophic Red Alfisol (firm surface, tillage surface and surface with corn residues coverage and three theoretical traveling speeds (4 km h-1, 5 km h-1 and 7 km h-1, as indicated at the tractor display, related to the gear boxes B1, B2 and C1. The best tractor's performance, equipped with

  19. Saúde coletiva, território e conflitos ambientais: bases para um enfoque socioambiental crítico

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    Marcelo Firpo de Souza Porto

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O fenômeno da globalização e o crescimento do neoextrativismo na periferia global intensificam a demanda por novos territórios e recursos naturais à economia, resultando em significativos impactos sobre os ecossistemas e a vida das populações vulnerabilizadas. Consideramos que a crise socioambiental impõe novos desafios e exige uma reatualização das bases teórico-metodológicas da saúde coletiva e dos determinantes sociais da saúde. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar aportes teóricos para a construção de um enfoque socioambiental crítico a partir de uma revisão bibliográfica orientada por experiências anteriores de mapeamento de conflitos ambientais e pela realização de estudos empíricos em áreas conflituosas. Apresentamos contribuições de disciplinas como a sociologia, a ecologia política, os estudos pós-coloniais e a geografia, para a discussão da determinação socioambiental da saúde, bem como experiências de construção de conhecimentos emancipatórios que integram sujeitos políticos, resistências e alternativas para a sociedade.

  20. Consumo de carnes por adultos do sul do Brasil: um estudo de base populacional

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    Bruna Celestino Schneider

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudo transversal de base populacional que avaliou indivíduos com 20 anos ou mais, residentes na zona urbana de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, que objetivou descrever a frequência do consumo de carnes e o hábito de consumi-las com excesso de gordura. Foi avaliado, no último ano, o consumo de carnes vermelhas (com osso, bife e carne moída, brancas (frango e peixes, vísceras e embutidos. Dos 2,730 entrevistados, 99,1% (IC95%, 98,7 - 99,5 consumiu algum tipo de carne no último ano, sendo que, em torno de 32% referiu consumo diário. A prevalência do consumo de carnes vermelhas (99,3%, IC95%, 98,9 - 99,6 e brancas (99,4% IC95%, 99,1 - 99,7 foi semelhante. A carne de frango foi a mais consumida (98,0%, IC95%, 97,4 - 98,5, enquanto que as vísceras, as menos (59,1% IC95% 56,4 - 61,7. Os embutidos, consumidos por 85,5% (IC95%, 83,7 - 87,2 das pessoas, apresentaram a maior prevalência de consumo diário (16,6%. As carnes com excesso de gordura foram consumidas por 52,3% (IC95%, 49,8 - 54,8 dos adultos, principalmente homens, e pessoas de menor escolaridade e nível econômico.

  1. FAME Radial Velocity Survey

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    Salim, S.; Gould, A.

    2000-12-01

    Full-Sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) belongs to a new generation of astrometry satellites and will probe the surrounding space some 20 times deeper than its predecessor Hipparcos. As a result we will acquire precise knowledge of 5 out of 6 components of phase-space for millions of stars. The remaining coordinate, radial velocity, will remain unknown. In this study, we look at how the knowledge of radial velocity affects the determination of the structure of the Galaxy, and its gravitational potential. We therefore propose a radial velocity survey of FAME stars, and discuss its feasibility and technical requirements.

  2. Visualization of Chinese Library Classification Based on Radial Tree%基于放射树的《中图法》可视化实现

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    李国俊; 肖明

    2012-01-01

    利用Java、数据库和hibernate技术实现基于放射树的《中国图书馆分类法》可视化系统。系统提供多种动态交互式功能,并实现两种形态的放射树;利用带复选框的传统树供用户选择,使用户可以只可视化自己感兴趣的子类目;系统为用户使用《中国图书馆分类法》提供了一个新的可视化角度。%Based on radial tree, this paper implements visualizing system of Chinese Library Classification by using java, database and hibernate techniques. This system provides many kinds of dynamic and interactive functions, and implements two frowns of radial tree. Users can only visualize categories according to their interests. This system provides users a new view of visualization to use Chi- nese Library Classification. Finally, the authors point out the future research work.

  3. Radial nerve dysfunction (image)

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    The radial nerve travels down the arm and supplies movement to the triceps muscle at the back of the upper arm. ... the wrist and hand. The usual causes of nerve dysfunction are direct trauma, prolonged pressure on the ...

  4. Radial heat flux transformer

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    Basiulis, A.; Buzzard, R. J.

    1971-01-01

    Unit moves heat radially from small diameter shell to larger diameter shell, or vice versa, with negligible temperature drop, making device useful wherever heating or cooling of concentrically arranged materials, substances, and structures is desired.

  5. Evaluación de hipertensos en base a registros de variación de diámetro arterial radial Evaluation of hypertensive patients by radial arterial diameter variation recording

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    Fernando M. Clara

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizó la técnica de análisis del registro incruento de las variaciones de diámetro de arteria radial para evaluar el deterioro arterial y el riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes hipertensos. El transductor utilizado consistió en un sensor de movimiento apoyado sobre la zona de palpación del pulso radial. Se efectuó la determinación del índice de aumentación radial, un parámetro que cuantifica la magnitud de las reflexiones de la onda de presión en la región aórtica, sobre un conjunto de 47 hipertensos, y se lo comparó con otro estudio similar efectuado sobre 81 normotensos sanos. Estos últimos presentaron menores valores de dicho índice, pero al avanzar la edad los valores de ambos grupos tendieron a coincidir. Esto fue confirmado al comparar morfológicamente los registros de ambos grupos, hallándose que los registros de ancianos normotensos sanos e hipertensos de edades similares resultaron visiblemente parecidos. Se halló también que determinados hipertensos jóvenes presentaron ciertas características morfológicas similares a las de normotensos de la misma edad, indicando que aún conservaban las características elásticas propias de su grupo etario. Los resultados fueron similares a los logrados sobre registros de presión arterial radial obtenidos mediante tonometría de aplanación, utilizándose una tecnología disponible en nuestro medio y de menor costo.A blood less analysis technique of the diameter variation signal at radial artery was used to evaluate the arterial disease and the cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients. A movement transducer was used to record the wrist pulse. A radial augmentation index was proposed to quantify the magnitude of the pressure wave reflections in the aortic region. The experiment was carried out with a group of 47 hypertensive men and compared with a similar study performed on 81 normotensive healthy men. The last ones presented smaller values of this index, but as age

  6. Atividade antibacteriana e efeito interativo in vitro de um produto a base de cranberry sobre Escherichia coli

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    Raïssa Mayer Ramalho Catão

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Produtos derivados de plantas estão sendo bastante estudados devido à possibilidade de apresentarem substâncias com atividades antimicrobianas, principalmente, em decorrência do aumento da resistência bacteriana aos antimicrobianos, Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton, conhecido como cranberry, é uma planta nativa, bastante difundida na América do Norte por suas propriedades terapêuticas, particularmente, na prevenção e tratamento de infecções urinárias, Este estudo objetivou avaliar in vitro a atividade antibacteriana, a concentração inibitória mínima (CIM de um produto comercial a base de cranberry bem como as possíveis interações deste produto quando em associação com antimicrobianos, frente a cepas de Escherichia coli, As avaliações da atividade antibacteriana e da CIM foram realizadas utilizando-se discos de papel filtro estéreis (Cefar®, embebidos em 30µL da solução contendo frutos de cranberry em diferentes concentrações, O estudo da interferência do produto sobre a efetividade dos antimicrobianos foi realizado embebendo-se os discos de antibióticos, com 30µL da solução de cranberry [20mg/mL] equivalente a ½ CIM, Os resultados mostraram que a solução de cranberry apresentou atividade para todas as cepas de E, coli testadas independentemente do perfil de resistência e foi capaz de provocar diferentes efeitos interativos quando associado aos antimicrobianos, Estes dados comprovam o potencial antibacteriano deste fruto, promissor, para estudos de desenvolvimento de novos fármacos, entretanto, também mostram que em algumas situações, pode interferir sobre a efetividade de antimicrobianos de uso clínico.

  7. Qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde entre adultos e fatores associados: um estudo de base populacional

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    Daniele Durães Noronha

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivou-se investigar fatores associados aos Componentes Físico (CF e Mental (CM da Qualidade de Vida Relacionada à Saúde (QVRS entre adultos. Estudo de base populacional, com amostra domiciliar por conglomerados. As variáveis dependentes foram os escores do CF e CM do instrumento 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12, as independentes foram reunidas em características sociodemográficas, relativas à saúde e comportamentais. Conduziu-se regressão múltipla pelo Modelo Linear Geral com correção pelo desenho amostral. Dos 841 entrevistados, 31% e 37,2% apresentavam comprometimento no CF e CM, respectivamente, e 57% apresentaram comprometimento em pelo menos um domínio. Os escores médios foram 49,9 para CF e 47,1 para CM. Ser do sexo masculino (β = 1,94, possuir automóvel na família (β = 0,89, ter utilizado serviços odontológicos recentemente (β = 1,86, não possuir doença crônica (β = 4,60, não fazer uso de medicamento (β = 2,09, não ser tabagista (β = 2,04 e praticar atividades físicas (β = 1,73 foram associados a maiores escores do CF, enquanto não fazer uso de medicamento (β = 1,91 e não ser tabagista (β = 1,26 a maiores escores do CM. Há necessidade de mais estudos e políticas voltadas à manutenção e/ou recuperação do bem estar físico e mental de adultos sem doenças específicas.

  8. Estimativa da produtividade de café com base em um modelo agrometeorológico-espectral

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    Viviane Gomes Cardoso da Rosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar um modelo agrometeorológico-espectral, para estimar a produtividade de cafezais. Utilizaram-se imagens do sensor MODIS e dados agrometeorológicos do modelo regional de previsão do tempo (ETA, para fornecer as variáveis de entrada para o modelo agrometeorológico-espectral da mesorregião geográfica sul/sudoeste do estado de Minas Gerais nos anos-agrícolas de 2003/2004 a 2007/2008. A variável espectral de entrada do modelo agrometeorológico-espectral, índice de área foliar (IAF, usada no cálculo da produtividade máxima, foi estimada com o índice de vegetação por diferença normalizada (NDVI, obtido de imagens MODIS. Outras variáveis de entrada no modelo foram: dados meteorológicos gerados pelo modelo ETA e a capacidade de água disponível no solo. Ao comparar a produtividade média estimada pelo modelo com a fornecida oficialmente pelo IBGE, as diferenças relativas obtidas em escala regional foram de: 0,4, 3,0, 5,3, 1,5 e 8,5% para os anos agrícolas 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007 e 2007/2008, respectivamente. O modelo agrometeorólogico-espectral, que tem como base o modelo de Doorenbos & Kassan, foi tão eficaz para estimar a produtividade dos cafezais quanto o modelo oficial do IBGE. Além disso, foi possível espacializar a quebra de produtividade e prever 80% da produtividade final na primeira quinzena de fevereiro, antes do início da colheita

  9. Generalized unscented Kalman filtering based radial basis function neural network for the prediction of ground radioactivity time series with missing data

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    On the assumption that random interruptions in the observation process are modeled by a sequence of independent Bernoulli random variables, we firstly generalize two kinds of nonlinear filtering methods with random interruption failures in the observation based on the extended Kalman filtering (EKF) and the unscented Kalman filtering (UKF), which were shortened as GEKF and GUKF in this paper, respectively. Then the nonlinear filtering model is established by using the radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) prototypes and the network weights as state equation and the output of RBFNN to present the observation equation. Finally, we take the filtering problem under missing observed data as a special case of nonlinear filtering with random intermittent failures by setting each missing data to be zero without needing to pre-estimate the missing data, and use the GEKF-based RBFNN and the GUKF-based RBFNN to predict the ground radioactivity time series with missing data. Experimental results demonstrate that the prediction results of GUKF-based RBFNN accord well with the real ground radioactivity time series while the prediction results of GEKF-based RBFNN are divergent. (geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics)

  10. [Approaches to radial shaft].

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    Bartoníček, J; Naňka, O; Tuček, M

    2015-10-01

    In the clinical practice, radial shaft may be exposed via two approaches, namely the posterolateral Thompson and volar (anterior) Henry approaches. A feared complication of both of them is the injury to the deep branch of the radial nerve. No consensus has been reached, yet, as to which of the two approaches is more beneficial for the proximal half of radius. According to our anatomical studies and clinical experience, Thompson approach is safe only in fractures of the middle and distal thirds of the radial shaft, but highly risky in fractures of its proximal third. Henry approach may be used in any fracture of the radial shaft and provides a safe exposure of the entire lateral and anterior surfaces of the radius.The Henry approach has three phases. In the first phase, incision is made along the line connecting the biceps brachii tendon and the styloid process of radius. Care must be taken not to damage the lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm.In the second phase, fascia is incised and the brachioradialis identified by the typical transition from the muscle belly to tendon and the shape of the tendon. On the lateral side, the brachioradialis lines the space with the radial artery and veins and the superficial branch of the radial nerve running at its bottom. On the medial side, the space is defined by the pronator teres in the proximal part and the flexor carpi radialis in the distal part. The superficial branch of the radial nerve is retracted together with the brachioradialis laterally, and the radial artery medially.In the third phase, the attachment of the pronator teres is identified by its typical tendon in the middle of convexity of the lateral surface of the radial shaft. The proximal half of the radius must be exposed very carefully in order not to damage the deep branch of the radial nerve. Dissection starts at the insertion of the pronator teres and proceeds proximally along its lateral border in interval between this muscle and insertion of the supinator

  11. Numerical Simulation of Modified Radial Electric Field by LHCD

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    Wei Wei; Ding Bojiang; Kuang Guangli

    2005-01-01

    Based on the electron's radial force equilibrium, the profiles of radial electric field in OH and LHCD phase are calculated by using a simulation code. The dependences of radial electron field on electron density and its profile and different current ratio, Irf/Ip, are given. The connections between the improvement of plasma confinement and the modified radial electric field by LHCD are discussed by comparing the calculated results with the experimental results.

  12. Radial Fuzzy Systems

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    Coufal, David

    -, submitted 2015 (2016). ISSN 0165-0114 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD13002 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : fuzzy systems * radial functions * coherence Subject RIV: BB - Applied Statistics, Operational Research Impact factor: 1.986, year: 2014

  13. State of charge estimation of Li-ion batteries in an electric vehicle based on a radial-basis-function neural network

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    The on-line estimation of the state of charge (SOC) of the batteries is important for the reliable running of the pure electric vehicle in practice. Because a nonlinear feature exists in the batteries and the radial-basis-function neural network (RBF NN) has good characteristics to solve the nonlinear problem, a practical method for the SOC estimation of batteries based on the RBF NN with a small number of input variables and a simplified structure is proposed. Firstly, in this paper, the model of on-line SOC estimation with the RBF NN is set. Secondly, four important factors for estimating the SOC are confirmed based on the contribution analysis method, which simplifies the input variables of the RBF NN and enhances the real-time performance of estimation. Finally, the pure electric buses with LiFePO4 Li-ion batteries running during the period of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo are considered as the experimental object. The performance of the SOC estimation is validated and evaluated by the battery data from the electric vehicle

  14. [Diagnosis of phosphorus nutrition in winter wheat based on first derivative spectra and radial basis function neural network].

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    Liu, Wei; Chang, Qing-Rui; Guo, Man; Xing, Dong-Xing; Yuan, Yong-Sheng

    2011-04-01

    The hyperspectral leaf reflectance in winter wheat was measured under 4 phosphorus levels at different growth stages, i.e. revival stage, jointing stage, tassel stage and grouting stage. And their first derivative of spectra were calculated and denoised by the threshold denoising method based on wavelet transform. After studying characteristics of the two kinds of spectra resulting from different phosphorus contents levels as well as correlations between leaf phosphorus contents and spectral values, sensitive wavebands and four kinds of absorption areas were extracted. Then the four kinds of absorption areas and their corresponding leaf phosphorus content were normalized and input to RBFNN. Results show that: (1) Sensitive wavebands for monitoring leaf phosphorus contents in original leaf spectra are 426-435 and 669-680 nm. (2) Sensitive wavebands in first derivative of spectra are 481-493 and 685-696 nm. (3) Trained RBFNN can learn and seize the linearity/non-linearity mapping between samples and output targets. PMID:21714267

  15. Radial and Sigmoid Basis Function Neural Networks in Wireless Sensor Routing Topology Control in Underground Mine Rescue Operation Based on Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Mary Opokua Ansong; Hong-Xing Yao; Jun Steed Huang

    2013-01-01

    The performance of a proposed compact radial basis function was compared with the sigmoid basis function and the gaussian-radial basis function neural networks in 3D wireless sensor routing topology control, in underground mine rescue operation. Optimised errors among other parameters were examined in addition to scalability and time efficiency. To make the routing path efficient in emergency situations, the sensor sequence and deployment as well as transmission range were carefully considere...

  16. Characteristics of axial and radial segregation of single and mixed particle system based on terminal settling velocity in the riser of a circulating fluidized bed

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    Das, M.; Meikap, B.C.; Saha, R.K. [Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    2008-12-15

    Axial and radial segregation and mixing of single and mixed particle systems were studied for the various sizes and densities in a 10.16cm diameter riser of a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) based on terminal settling velocity of particles. The gas velocities were maintained in the range of 2.01-4.681 m/s and solid circulation rate between 12.5 and 50 kg/m{sup 2}s. Three quartz sand-FCC catalyst mixtures with different initial weight % of sand and two coal-iron ore mixtures were used. The difference in local mean particle sizes of the components of the binary mixture has been observed in the riser of a CFB. Due to the larger mean particle size of sand and due to their lower solid density, the measured particle sizes of this fraction show higher values than FCC. For the same size of bed materials consisting of coal and iron ore mixture the variation of the mean particle size for both has been found to be very narrow. Again the axial segregation for the coal/iron ore mixture has been studied in terms of terminal settling velocity of the particles. The result showed a continuous classification of bed materials along the riser of a CFB.

  17. Physical mechanism determining the radial electric field and its radial structure in a toroidal plasma

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    Radial structures of plasma rotation and radial electric field are experimentally studied in tokamak, heliotron/torsatron and stellarator devices. The perpendicular and parallel viscosities are measured. The parallel viscosity, which is dominant in determining the toroidal velocity in heliotron/torsatron and stellarator devices, is found to be neoclassical. On the other hand, the perpendicular viscosity, which is dominant in dictating the toroidal rotation in tokamaks, is anomalous. Even without external momentum input, both a plasma rotation and a radial electric field exist in tokamaks and heliotrons/torsatrons. The observed profiles of the radial electric field do not agree with the theoretical prediction based on neoclassical transport. This is mainly due to the existence of anomalous perpendicular viscosity. The shear of the radial electric field improves particle and heat transport both in bulk and edge plasma regimes of tokamaks. (author) 95 refs

  18. Radial Core Testing

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    Kotlínová, M.; Kloiber, Michal

    Wien : Bundesministerium fur Land und Forstwirtschaft and BOKU, 2008 - (Grabner, M.). s. 43-43 ISBN N. [EuroDendro 2008. 28.05.2008-31.05.2008, Hallstadt] Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/07/1091 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Source of funding: V - iné verejné zdroje Keywords : radial core * testing * mechanical properties Subject RIV: JN - Civil Engineering

  19. Actividades pessoais desenvolvidas no trabalho: um estudo de caso com base numa abordagem etnográfica

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    Esteves, Joana Diniz

    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em em Gestão de Recursos Humanos A vida dos indivíduos é preenchida por um sem número de papéis. Da necessidade de articulação destes diferentes papéis, surgem actividades pessoais desenvolvidas no trabalho. Este estudo de caso foca-se então nas actividades pessoais desenvolvidas no trabalho, tais como, conversar, telefonar, comer, fumar, entre outras. Os dados foram obtidos através de observação directa não participante a 35 indivíduos de uma empresa Portuguesa, bem como por ques...

  20. GADBMS - um algorítmo genético minerador de dados para base de dados relacionais

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    Cavalheiro, Andréa de Fátima

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho introduz GADBMS, uma ferramenta de Mineração de Dados para a tarefa de classificação que utiliza um algoritmo genético restrito por listas Tabu para efetuar a busca das regras. Algoritmos genéticos têm diversas vantagens, entre elas: poder trabalhar com dados imprecisos, facilidade de ajustar os parâmetros de acordo com o domínio, possibilidade de paralelização e distribuição da carga de processamento. Apesar do exposto, a tarefa de classificação exige a adoção de ...

  1. Radially inhomogeneous bounded plasmas

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    Zakeri-Khatir, H.; Aghamir, F. M.

    2016-07-01

    On the basis of kinetic theory along with self-consistent field equations, the expressions for dielectric tensor of radially inhomogeneous magnetized plasma columns are obtained. The study of dielectric tensor characteristics allows the accurate analysis of the inhomogeneous properties, beyond limitations that exist in the conventional method. Through the Bessel–Fourier transformation, the localized form of material equations in a radially inhomogeneous medium are obtained. In order to verify the integrity of the model and reveal the effect of inhomogeneity, a special case of a cylindrical plasma waveguide completely filled with inhomogeneous magnetized cold plasma was considered. The dispersion relation curves for four families of electromagnetic (EH and HE) and electrostatic (SC and C) modes are obtained and compared with the findings of the conventional model. The numerical analysis indicates that the inhomogeneity effect leads to coupling of electromagnetic and electrostatic modes each having different radial eigen numbers. The study also reveals that the electrostatic modes are more sensitive to inhomogeneous effects than the electromagnetic modes.

  2. Perceived radial translation during centrifugation

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    Bos, J.E.; Correia Grácio, B.J.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Linear acceleration generally gives rise to translation perception. Centripetal acceleration during centrifugation, however, has never been reported giving rise to a radial, inward translation perception. OBJECTIVE: To study whether centrifugation can induce a radial translation percepti

  3. Replicando um Programa de Transferência Condicionada de Renda: Reflexões com Base na Experiência do Programa Oportunidades

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    Iliana Yaschine

    2013-01-01

    One Pager No. 176 ? Replicando um Programa de Transferência Condicionada de Renda: Reflexões com Base na Experiência do Programa Oportunidades por Iliana Yaschine, Universidade Nacional Autônoma do México (UNAM) Durante a primeira década do Século 21, com o apoio de uma série de organizações internacionais, os Programas de Transferência Condicionada de Renda (PTCs) tornaram-se alguns dos instrumentos de política social mais amplamente utilizados no combate à pobreza na América Latina, África ...

  4. Prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em Pelotas, RS: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Southern Brazil: a population-based study

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    Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em população adulta, residente em área urbana, segundo auto-referência e valores de exame de glicemia de jejum. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal de base populacional, com 1.968 pessoas de 20 a 69 anos, residentes na zona urbana da cidade de Pelotas, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2000. Estimou-se uma amostra de 1.800 indivíduos. Realizaram-se visitas domiciliares em 40 setores censitários sorteados aleatoriamente. Foi aplicado um questionário padronizado a todos participantes da pesquisa, incluindo perguntas sobre a presença de "açúcar no sangue", e quando afirmativo, se algum médico havia confirmado a doença. Uma subamostra de 367 participantes foi sorteada para realização de exames, entre os quais glicemia de jejum. Adotou-se como ponto de corte da glicemia de jejum para reconhecimento de diabetes 126 mg/dl e 140 mg/dl. Os resultados foram apresentados na forma de freqüência e respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95%. RESULTADOS: Dos entrevistados, 110 (5,6%; IC 95%: 4,6-6,6 referiram a presença de Diabetes Mellitus com diagnóstico confirmado pelo médico. Para as 367 pessoas submetidas aos exames laboratoriais, a prevalência de diabetes auto-referido e confirmada por médico foi de 7,1% (IC 95%: 4,5-9,7. CONCLUSÕES: As estimativas de prevalência encontradas são compatíveis com as obtidas em outras investigações nacionais. Os estudos epidemiológicos de base populacional são raros no Brasil e podem contribuir para o planejamento em saúde.OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among the adult population of an urban area, according to self-reported diabetes and fasting glucose test results. METHODS: We carried out a population-based cross-sectional study of 1,968 subjects aged 20-69 years, living in the urban area of the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in the year 2000. Sample size was calculated at 1,800 subjects. We visited the

  5. Investigation of radial shear in the wall-base juncture of a 1:4 scale prestressed concrete containment vessel model

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    Dameron, R.A.; Rashid, Y.R. [ANATECH Corp., San Diego, CA (United States); Luk, V.K.; Hessheimer, M.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1998-04-01

    Construction of a prestressed concrete containment vessel (PCCV) model is underway as part of a cooperative containment research program at Sandia National Laboratories. The work is co-sponsored by the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (NUPEC) of Japan and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Preliminary analyses of the Sandia 1:4 Scale PCCV Model have determined axisymmetric global behavior and have estimated the potential for failure in several areas, including the wall-base juncture and near penetrations. Though the liner tearing failure mode has been emphasized, the assumption of a liner tearing failure mode is largely based on experience with reinforced concrete containments. For the PCCV, the potential for shear failure at or near the liner tearing pressure may be considerable and requires detailed investigation. This paper examines the behavior of the PCCV in the region most susceptible to a radial shear failure, the wall-basemat juncture region. Prediction of shear failure in concrete structures is a difficult goal, both experimentally and analytically. As a structure begins to deform under an applied system of forces that produce shear, other deformation modes such as bending and tension/compression begin to influence the response. Analytically, difficulties lie in characterizing the decrease in shear stiffness and shear stress and in predicting the associated transfer of stress to reinforcement as cracks become wider and more extensive. This paper examines existing methods for representing concrete shear response and existing criteria for predicting shear failure, and it discusses application of these methods and criteria to the study of the 1:4 scale PCCV.

  6. Investigation of radial shear in the wall-base juncture of a 1:4 scale prestressed concrete containment vessel model

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    Construction of a prestressed concrete containment vessel (PCCV) model is underway as part of a cooperative containment research program at Sandia National Laboratories. The work is co-sponsored by the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (NUPEC) of Japan and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Preliminary analyses of the Sandia 1:4 Scale PCCV Model have determined axisymmetric global behavior and have estimated the potential for failure in several areas, including the wall-base juncture and near penetrations. Though the liner tearing failure mode has been emphasized, the assumption of a liner tearing failure mode is largely based on experience with reinforced concrete containments. For the PCCV, the potential for shear failure at or near the liner tearing pressure may be considerable and requires detailed investigation. This paper examines the behavior of the PCCV in the region most susceptible to a radial shear failure, the wall-basemat juncture region. Prediction of shear failure in concrete structures is a difficult goal, both experimentally and analytically. As a structure begins to deform under an applied system of forces that produce shear, other deformation modes such as bending and tension/compression begin to influence the response. Analytically, difficulties lie in characterizing the decrease in shear stiffness and shear stress and in predicting the associated transfer of stress to reinforcement as cracks become wider and more extensive. This paper examines existing methods for representing concrete shear response and existing criteria for predicting shear failure, and it discusses application of these methods and criteria to the study of the 1:4 scale PCCV

  7. Model-Based Comparison of Deep Brain Stimulation Array Functionality with Varying Number of Radial Electrodes and Machine Learning Feature Sets.

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    Teplitzky, Benjamin A; Zitella, Laura M; Xiao, YiZi; Johnson, Matthew D

    2016-01-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads with radially distributed electrodes have potential to improve clinical outcomes through more selective targeting of pathways and networks within the brain. However, increasing the number of electrodes on clinical DBS leads by replacing conventional cylindrical shell electrodes with radially distributed electrodes raises practical design and stimulation programming challenges. We used computational modeling to investigate: (1) how the number of radial electrodes impact the ability to steer, shift, and sculpt a region of neural activation (RoA), and (2) which RoA features are best used in combination with machine learning classifiers to predict programming settings to target a particular area near the lead. Stimulation configurations were modeled using 27 lead designs with one to nine radially distributed electrodes. The computational modeling framework consisted of a three-dimensional finite element tissue conductance model in combination with a multi-compartment biophysical axon model. For each lead design, two-dimensional threshold-dependent RoAs were calculated from the computational modeling results. The models showed more radial electrodes enabled finer resolution RoA steering; however, stimulation amplitude, and therefore spatial extent of the RoA, was limited by charge injection and charge storage capacity constraints due to the small electrode surface area for leads with more than four radially distributed electrodes. RoA shifting resolution was improved by the addition of radial electrodes when using uniform multi-cathode stimulation, but non-uniform multi-cathode stimulation produced equivalent or better resolution shifting without increasing the number of radial electrodes. Robust machine learning classification of 15 monopolar stimulation configurations was achieved using as few as three geometric features describing a RoA. The results of this study indicate that, for a clinical-scale DBS lead, more than four radial

  8. Radial multiresolution in dimension three.

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    H. Rauhut; M.M. Rösler

    2005-01-01

    Abstract We present a construction of a wavelet-type orthonormal basis for the space of radial $L^2$-functions in {\\bf R}$^3$ via the concept of a radial multiresolution analysis. The elements of the basis are obtained from a single radial wavelet by usual dilations and generalized translations. Her

  9. Jogo da Minoria: um modelo baseado em agentes aplicado ao mercado financeiro Minority Game: an agent-based model applied to financial market

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    Antonio Fernando Crepaldi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos houve uma contribuição significativa dos físicos para a construção de um tipo de modelo baseado em agentes que busca reproduzir, em simulação computacional, o comportamento do mercado financeiro. Esse modelo, chamado Jogo da Minoria consiste de um grupo de agentes que vão ao mercado comprar ou vender ativos. Eles tomam decisões com base em estratégias e, por meio delas, os agentes estabelecem um intrincado jogo de competição e coordenação pela distribuição da riqueza. O modelo tem demonstrado resultados bastante ricos e surpreendentes, tanto na dinâmica do sistema como na capacidade de reproduzir características estatísticas e comportamentais do mercado financeiro. Neste artigo, são apresentadas a estrutura e a dinâmica do Jogo da Minoria, bem como as contribuições recentes relacionadas ao Jogo da Minoria denominado de Grande Canônico, que é um modelo mais bem ajustado às características do mercado financeiro e reproduz as regularidades estatísticas do preço dos ativos chamadas fatos estilizados.Over the past ten years physicists have made a significant contribution to the building of an agent-based model to reproduce the behavior of financial markets using computer simulation. This model, called the Minority Game, consists of a group of agents that buy or sell assets. They make decisions based on strategies, and through them the agents establish an intricate game of competition and coordination resulting in the distribution of wealth. The model has shown outstanding surprising results concerning both the dynamics of the system and the ability to reproduce statistical and behavior characteristics of the financial market. In this study, the structure and dynamics of the Minority Game and the recent contributions related to the Grand Canonical Minority game, a model which is better adapted to the characteristics of the financial market and reproduce the statistical regularities of asset prices (called

  10. 基于磁路分析的轴向混合磁轴承径向承载力解析计算%Calculation of Radial Electromagnetic Force of Axial Hybrid Magnetic Bearing Based on Magnetic Circuit Analysis

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    张云鹏; 刘淑琴; 李红伟; 范友鹏

    2012-01-01

    研究轴向混合磁轴承实现五自由度悬浮时,需要计算径向承载力与磁轴承结构参数以及永磁体参数之间的关系。为了解决轴向混合磁轴承缺乏径向承载力解析数学模型的问题,该文在分析轴向混合磁轴承磁路以及各部分磁导的基础上,结合稀土永磁体的工作特性,用虚位移法得出了轴向混合磁轴承的径向承载力解析数学模型。模型表明,在小径向位移时,该型的混合磁轴承径向承载力随着径向位移增加而增加,近似线性关系,径向承载力和刚度随轴向气隙增大而减小;磁轴承径向承载力随永磁体的有效长度增加呈现先增大后趋近饱和。利用有限元方法对径向承载力进行仿真计算,仿真结果与模型计算结果基本吻合。%In studying axial hybrid magnetic bearing (HMB) for suspension in five degree of freedom (DOF), the relationship between radial electromagnetic force and magnetic bearing structural parameters and permanent magnet parameters should be calculated. In order to overcome the lack of analytical calculation model for radial electromagnet force of axial HMB, based on magnetic circuit analysis and calculation of magnetic conductance for each parts, the analytical calculation model for radial electromagnet force of axial HMB is proposed in this paper. The analytical formulation of radial electromagnetic force is derived by using virtual displacement method and demagnetization characteristics of the rare earth permanent magnet. It is found that the radial electromagnetic force increases with the radial displacement increasing approximately in linear relationship, and the radial force and stiffness decreases with the axial gap increasing. The radial electromagnetic force increased and then saturated with increasing permanent magnet effective length. The model of axial HMB is simulated by finite-element method software and the simulation results are basically in

  11. Radial Rydberg wavepacket maps

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    Zeibel, J. G.; Jones, R. R.

    2001-04-01

    Picosecond laser pulses have been used to excite radial Rydberg wavepackets in Ca. Time-delayed, unipolar, `half-cycle' electric field pulses are used to probe the evolution of the wavepackets as a continuous function of binding energy. The data provide three-dimensional maps of wavepacket recurrence probability versus binding energy versus time. A rescaling of the energy and time coordinate axes allows the visualization of the distinct difference between the initial oscillations of the wavepacket and those that occur at integer and fractional revivals.

  12. Radial cylinder aircraft engines

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    Šimíček, Petr

    2015-01-01

    Práce je zaměřena na konstrukční řešení letadlových hvězdicových motorů. Úvod je pojednáním o historii letadlových hvězdicových motorů a jejich vývoji v historickém kontextu. Druhá část je zaměřena na konstrukci letadlových hvězdicových motorů, následně jsou uvedena některá zajímavá konstrukční řešení a porovnání s motorem jiného druhu konstrukce. The bachelor's thesis is focused on design of aircraft radial engines. Home is a treatise on the history of aircraft radial engines and their de...

  13. Um modelo estocástico para a manutenção de um equipamento baseado na inspeção das peças produzidas A stocastic model for a maintenance system based on the inspection of the produced parts

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    Mônica Maria De Marchi

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um modelo de manutenção para um equipamento que se deteriora com o tempo. O equipamento produz periodicamente um lote de peças. Cada lote produzido é inspecionado e, em função do número de peças defeituosas encontradas, deve-se decidir sobre deixar o equipamento operando ou revisá-lo. O objetivo é obter uma política de manutenção que minimize o custo médio a longo prazo de operação e revisão do equipamento. A estrutura de custos inclui um custo de operação, um custo de revisão e um custo por peça defeituosa produzida. Para obter uma política de manutenção de custo mínimo, o problema é modelado como um Processo Markoviano de Decisão com Informação Parcial. Exemplos numéricos são apresentados.In this paper a maintenance model is presented for an equipment deteriorating in with time. The equipment periodically produces a batch of parts. Each batch is inspected and, based on the number of defective parts, a decision about the revision of the equipment is made. The goal of the model is to obtain a maintenance policy for the equipment that minimizes the long run average cost. The cost structure includes an operation cost, a revision cost and a defective part cost. To obtain a minimum cost policy, the problem is modeled as a Markov Decision Process with Partial Information. Numerical examples are presented.

  14. Estimated aortic blood pressure based on radial artery tonometry underestimates directly measured aortic blood pressure in patients with advancing chronic kidney disease staging and increasing arterial stiffness

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    Carlsen, Rasmus K; Peters, Christian D; Khatir, Dinah S;

    2016-01-01

    /min/1.73 m(2)) and 41 controls without renal disease undergoing scheduled coronary angiography. BP in the ascending aorta was measured through the angiography catheter and simultaneously estimated using radial tonometry. The mean difference between estimated central and aortic SBP was -13.2 (95...

  15. Methodology based in the fuzzy logic for constructing the objective functions in optimization problems of nuclear fuel: application to the cells radial design; Metodologia basada en logica difusa para construir las funciones objetivo en problemas de optimizacion de combustible nuclear: aplicacion al diseno radial de celdas

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    Barragan M, A.M.; Martin del Campo M, C.; Palomera P, M.A. [FI-UNAM, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: ale_bar_m@yahoo.com.mx

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    A methodology based on Fuzzy Logic for the construction of the objective function of the optimization problems of nuclear fuel is described. It was created an inference system that responds, in certain form, as a human expert when it has the task of qualifying different radial designs of fuel cells. Specifically it is detailed how an inference system based based on Fuzzy Logic that has five enter variables and one exit variable was built, which corresponds to the objective function for the radial design of a fuel cell for a BWR. The use of Fuzzy with Mat lab offered the visualization capacity of the exit variable in function of one or two enter variables at the same time. This allowed to build, in appropriate way, the combination of the inference rules and the membership functions of those diffuse sets used for each one of the enter variables. The obtained objective function was used in an optimization process based on Taboo search. The new methodology was proven for the design of a cell used in a fuel assemble of the Laguna Verde reactor obtaining excellent results. (Author)

  16. ISR Radial Field Magnet

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    There were 37 (normal) + 3 (special) Radial Field magnets in the ISR to adjust vertically the closed orbit. Gap heights and strengths were 200 mm and .12 Tm in the normal magnets, 220 mm and .18 Tm in the special ones. The core length was 430 mm in both types. Due to their small length as compared to the gap heights the end fringe field errors were very important and had to be compensated by suitably shaping the poles. In order to save on cables, as these magnets were located very far from their power supplies, the coils of the normal type magnets were formed by many turns of solid cpper conductor with some interleaved layers of hollow conductor directly cooled by circulating water

  17. Radial Matrix Elements of Hydrogen Atom and the Correspondence Principle

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    T. N. Chakrabarty

    2004-03-01

    Radial dipole matrix elements having astrophysical importance have been computed for highly excited states of hydrogen atom. Computation is based on Heisenberg’s form of correspondence principle for Coulomb potential. Particular attention has been paid to the choice of classical analogue (c) of principal quantum number (). The computed radial matrix elements are in good agreement with quantum mechanical results. Further, radial matrix elements for few transitions involving high neighboring states of hydrogen atom are presented.

  18. Aneurisma idiopático de artéria radial: relato de caso Idiopathic radial artery aneurysm: case report

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    Luiz Ernani Meira Jr.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Os aneurismas da artéria radial são extremamente raros. Em sua maioria, consistem de pseudoaneurismas pós-traumáticos. Os aneurismas da artéria radial verdadeiros podem ser idiopáticos, congênitos, pós-estenóticos ou associados a patologias, tais como vasculites e doenças do tecido conjuntivo. Foi relatado um caso de aneurisma idiopático de artéria radial em uma criança de três anos, que, após completa investigação diagnóstica complementar, foi submetida à ressecção cirúrgica.Radial artery aneurysms are extremely rare. Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysms are the vast majority. True radial artery aneurysms can be idiopathic, congenital, poststenotic, or associated with some pathologies, such as vasculitis and conjunctive tissue diseases. We report a case of an idiopathic aneurysm of the radial artery in a three-year-old child who was submitted to surgical resection after a complete diagnostic approach.

  19. EARA2014 (East Asia Radially Anisotropic Model Based on Adjoint Tomography) and its Interpretations: Insights to the Formation of the Hangai Dome and the Tibetan Plateau

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    Chen, M.; Niu, F.; Liu, Q.; Tromp, J.

    2015-12-01

    EARA2014 -a 3-D radially anisotropic model of the crust and mantle beneath East Asia down to 900 km depth- is developed by adjoint tomography based on a spectral element method. The data set used for the inversion comprises 1.7 million frequency-dependent traveltime measurements from waveforms of 227 earthquakes recorded by 1869 stations. After 20 iterations, the new model (named EARA2014) exhibits sharp and detailed wave speed anomalies with improved correlations with surface tectonic units compared to previous models. As part of tectonic interpretations of EARA2014, we investigated the seismic wavespeed anomalies beneath two prominent uplifted regions in East Asia: (1) Hangai Dome, an intra-continental low-relief surface with more than 2 km elevation in central Mongolia, and (2) Tibetan Plateau, a vast continental-margin surface with an average elevation of 4.5 km in west China. We discover beneath Hangai Dome a deep low shear wavespeed (low-V) conduit indicating a slightly warmer (54 K-127 K) upwelling from the transition zone. We propose that the mantle upwelling induced decompression melting in the uppermost mantle and that excess heat associated with melt transport modified the lithosphere that isostatically compensates the surface uplift of Hangai Dome at upper mantle depths (> 80 km). On the other hand, we observe no discernable focused deep mantle upwelling directly beneath Tibetan Plateau, which is instead dominated by a strong high-V structure, appearing below 100 km depth and extending to the bottom of the mantle transition zone. However, we find a very strong and localized low-V anomaly beneath the Tibetan Plateau in the crust and uppermost mantle (at depths of ~50 km and 100 km) mainly confined within the Songpan Ganzi Fold Belt and the northern Qiangtang Block. This low-V anomaly is spatially linked to a low-V anomaly beneath the Chuandian Block in the same depth range, which is fed by a deep mantle upwelling directly beneath Hainan Volcano in south

  20. Antiproton compression and radial measurements

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    Andresen, G B; Bowe, P D; Bray, C C; Butler, E; Cesar, C L; Chapman, S; Charlton, M; Fajans, J; Fujiwara, M C; Funakoshi, R; Gill, D R; Hangst, J S; Hardy, W N; Hayano, R S; Hayden, M E; Humphries, A J; Hydomako, R; Jenkins, M J; Jorgensen, L V; Kurchaninov, L; Lambo, R; Madsen, N; Nolan, P; Olchanski, K; Olin, A; Page R D; Povilus, A; Pusa, P; Robicheaux, F; Sarid, E; Seif El Nasr, S; Silveira, D M; Storey, J W; Thompson, R I; Van der Werf, D P; Wurtele, J S; Yamazaki, Y

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    Control of the radial profile of trapped antiproton clouds is critical to trapping antihydrogen. We report detailed measurements of the radial manipulation of antiproton clouds, including areal density compressions by factors as large as ten, achieved by manipulating spatially overlapped electron plasmas. We show detailed measurements of the near-axis antiproton radial profile, and its relation to that of the electron plasma. We also measure the outer radial profile by ejecting antiprotons to the trap wall using an octupole magnet.

  1. On magnetopause inflation under radial IMF

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    Suvorova, A. V.; Dmitriev, A. V.

    2016-07-01

    Full understanding of the magnetosphere interaction with radial IMF structures embedded in the solar wind flow is far from completeness. In order to analyze the effects of radial IMF, we use THEMIS observations of the magnetopause and magnetosheath together with upstream data acquired from ACE and Wind monitors as well as from the OMNI data base. We demonstrate a prominent magnetopause inflation and low pressure magnetosheath (LPM) mode under long-lasting radial IMF. We propose that these phenomena result from a kinetic effect of energetic ions taking the energy away from the pressure balance at the magnetopause. We show that strict quantitative determination of the inflation and LPM mode as a function of the cone angle is difficult because of the problems with reliable determination of the upstream and magnetosheath conditions. The shortcomings are caused by such effects as ambiguous time delay for the solar wind propagation, THEMIS orbital bias and model-dependent estimations of the magnetopause inflation.

  2. Dynamic programming using radial basis functions

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    Junge, Oliver; Schreiber, Alex

    2014-01-01

    We propose a discretization of the optimality principle in dynamic programming based on radial basis functions and Shepard's moving least squares approximation method. We prove convergence of the approximate optimal value function to the true one and present several numerical experiments.

  3. Mortalidade de crianças com doença falciforme: um estudo de base populacional

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    Ana Paula Pinheiro Chagas Fernandes

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar os óbitos das crianças com doença falciforme (DF triadas no estado de Minas Gerais e acompanhadas na Fundação Hemominas. MÉTODOS: Coorte de crianças diagnosticadas pelo Programa de Triagem Neonatal de Minas Gerais (março/1998 - fevereiro/2005. Os óbitos foram identificados pela busca ativa das crianças ausentes nas consultas agendadas nos hemocentros. Dados clínicos e epidemiológicos foram coletados dos documentos de óbito, banco de dados da triagem neonatal, prontuários médicos e em entrevistas com as famílias. RESULTADOS: Foram triadas 1.833.030 crianças no período, sendo 1.396 com DF (1:1.300. Ocorreram 78 óbitos: 63 em crianças com genótipo SS, 12 em crianças com genótipo SC e três em crianças com genótipo S/β+ talassemia. Cinquenta e seis crianças (71,8% morreram antes dos 2 anos de idade; 59 morreram em hospitais e 18 no domicílio ou trânsito. Causas de óbito pelo atestado (n = 78: 38,5% infecção; 16,6% sequestro esplênico agudo; 9% outras causas; 15,4% sem assistência médica; e 20,5% indeterminada. Segundo as entrevistas (n = 52, o sequestro esplênico foi responsável por quase 1/3 dos óbitos, contrastando com a porcentagem de apenas 14% registrada nos atestados de óbito. As probabilidades de sobrevida aos 5 anos (erro padrão da média para crianças SS, SC e Sβ+ talassemia foram: 89,4 (1,4, 97,7 (0,7 e 94,7% (3,0, respectivamente (SS versus SC, p < 0,0001. CONCLUSÕES: Mesmo em um programa de triagem neonatal com rigoroso controle do tratamento, a probabilidade de óbito em crianças com genótipo SS ainda é elevada. Os óbitos com causa indeterminada indicam dificuldades no reconhecimento da DF e das suas complicações. Esforços educativos dirigidos a profissionais da saúde e familiares devem ser incrementados para diminuir a mortalidade pela DF.

  4. Radially truncated galactic discs

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    De Grijs, R; Wesson, K H; Grijs, Richard de; Kregel, Michiel; Wesson, Karen H.

    2000-01-01

    We present the first results of a systematic analysis of radially truncatedexponential discs for four galaxies of a sample of disc-dominated edge-onspiral galaxies. Edge-on galaxies are very useful for the study of truncatedgalactic discs, since we can follow their light distributions out to largerradii than in less highly inclined galaxies. The origin of these truncationsand their asymmetry and sharpness are helpful to better constrain theories ofgalaxy formation. In general, the discs of our sample galaxies are truncated at similar radiion either side of their centres. With the exception of the disc of ESO 416-G25,it appears that our sample galaxies are closely symmetric, in terms of both thesharpness of their disc truncations and the truncation length. However, thetruncations occur over a larger region and not as abruptly as found by van derKruit & Searle (KS1-4). We show that the truncated luminosity distributions of our sample galaxies,if also present in the mass distributions, comfortably meet the r...

  5. Dosimetry analysis of distribution radial dose profiles of {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y beta therapy applicators using the MCNP-4C code and radio chromium films; Analise dosimetrica de perfis de distribuicoes radiais de doses relativas de um aplicador de betaterapia de {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y utilizando o codigo MCNP-4C e filmes radiocromicos

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    Coelho, T.S.; Yoriyaz, H. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Fernandes, M.A.R. [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Servico de Radioterapia; Louzada, M.J.Q. [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Aracatuba, SP (Brazil). Curso de Medicina Veterinaria

    2010-07-01

    Although they are no longer manufactured, the applicators of {sup 90}Sr +{sup 90}Y acquired in the decades of 1990 are still in use, by having half-life of 28.5 years. These applicators have calibration certificate given by their manufacturers, where few have been recalibrated. Thus it becomes necessary to accomplish thorough dosimetry of these applicators. This paper presents a dosimetric analysis distribution radial dose profiles for emitted by an {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y beta therapy applicator, using the MCNP-4C code to simulate the distribution radial dose profiles and radiochromium films to get them experimentally . The results with the simulated values were compared with the results of experimental measurements, where both curves show similar behavior, which may validate the use of MCNP-4C and radiochromium films for this type of dosimetry. (author)

  6. Dosimetry analysis of distributions radials dose profiles of {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y beta therapy applicators using the MCNP-4C code and radio chromium films; Analise dosimetrica de perfis de distribuicoes radias de doses relativas de um aplicador de betaterapia de {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y utilizando o codigo MCNP-4C e filmes radiocromicos

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    Coelho, Talita S.; Yoriyaz, Helio [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Fernandes, Marco A.R., E-mail: tasallesc@gmail.co [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Servico de Radioterapia; Louzada, Mario J.Q. [UNESP, Aracatuba, SP (Brazil). Curso de Medicina Veterinaria

    2011-07-01

    Although they are no longer manufactured, the applicators of {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y acquired in the decades of 1990 are still in use, by having half-life of 28.5 years. These applicators have calibration certificate given by their manufacturers, where few have been re calibrated. Thus it becomes necessary to accomplish thorough dosimetry of these applicators. This paper presents a dosimetric analysis distribution radial dose profiles for emitted by an {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y beta therapy applicator, using the MCNP-4C code to simulate the distribution radial dose profiles and radio chromium films to get them experimentally . The results with the simulated values were compared with the results of experimental measurements, where both curves show similar behavior, which may validate the use of MCNP-4C and radio chromium films for this type of dosimetry. (author)

  7. Radial systems of dark globules

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    The author gives examples of radial systems consisting of dark globules and ''elephant trunks''. Besides already known systems, which contain hot stars at their center, data are given on three radial systems of a new kind, at the center of which there are stars of spectral types later than B. Data are given on 32 globules of radial systems of the association Cep OB2. On the basis of the observational data, it is concluded that at least some of the isolated Bok globules derive from elephant trunks and dark globules forming radial systems around hot stars. It is also suggested that the two molecular clouds situated near the Rosette nebula and possessing velocities differing by ca 20 km/sec from the velocity of the nebula could have been ejected in opposite directions from the center of the nebula. One of these clouds consists of dark globules forming the radial system of the Rosette nebula

  8. Bases for an environmental liability management system: application to a repository for radioactive waste; Bases para um sistema de gerenciamento de responsabilidades ambientais: aplicacao a um repositorio de rejeitos radioativos

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    Tostes, Marcelo Mallat

    1999-03-15

    This thesis aims the establishment of conceptual bases for the development of Environmental Liability Management System - instruments designed to provide financial and managerial coverage to financial liabilities arising from activities that impact the environment. The document analyses the theories that link the evolution of economic thought and environment, as a means of establish the necessary framework for the development of up-to-date environmental policy instruments. From these concepts and from the analysis of environmental liability system being implemented in several countries, the bases for environmental liability systems development are drawn. Finally, a study is carried out on the application of these bases for the development of an environmental liability management system for a radioactive waste repository. (author)

  9. Estruturação de um índice consolidado de desempenho utilizando o AHP Structuring an AHP based consolidated performance index

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    Leonardo Rafaeli

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento e implantação de uma nova metodologia de avaliação de desempenho aplicado a uma empresa do ramo automotivo. Partindo da revisão de conceitos desenvolvidos em modelos como: EVA, TOC, TQM, BSC e CI, segue uma avaliação do sistema original de avaliação de desempenho utilizado, bem como da sua estratégia organizacional, objetivando estabelecer um conjunto pertinente de indicadores. Adicionalmente, este trabalho apresenta um modo de análise conjunta desses indicadores, a partir do AHP, convertendo os resultados em saídas gráficas de imediata compreensão, que possam alertar instantaneamente os responsáveis acerca de eventos fora do esperado. Os benefícios da implantação do método proposto são apresentados, resultando na viabilização do gerenciamento visual do conjunto final de indicadores a partir da inserção dos dados no sistema.This paper presents the development of a new performance system to be applied in an automotive company. Following a literature review on performance systems such as EVA, TOC, TQM, BSC and IC, the original performance system and the company's strategy are discussed, allowing for a more convenient set of indicators to be established and controlled. In addition, this paper presents the development of a method suitable for group analysis on controllable items, based on AHP, providing graphical outputs that can be easily understood and enabling decision makers to be instantly aware of unexpected events. The main benefit of implementing the proposed method is shown. More specifically, we demonstrate that the performance system's management can be performed almost instantly by visual inspection as soon as data is inputted into the system.

  10. Estudo do Conhecimento em Empresas de Base Tecnológica Incubadas: Proposição de um Modelo Conceitual Integrativo

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    Cleonir Tumelero

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O uso intensivo de conhecimento científico e tecnológico em empresas de base tecnológica (EBTs é uma condição essencial para que essas empresas sejam competitivas e possam materializar tal conhecimento por meio de inovações tecnológicas oferecidas ao mercado. Geralmente relacionadas ao conceito de empreendedorismo, as EBTs desempenham uma importante função no desenvolvimento sócio econômico das regiões onde atuam e, para tanto, ao serem empreendidas podem usufruir do apoio de habitats de inovação, como é o caso das incubadoras. As incubadoras são possíveis indutoras da formação de redes de conhecimento capazes de suportar as relações dos empreendimentos incubados com os diversos públicos de interesse, uma vez que dispõe da estrutura e recursos necessários. Ao fomentar a consolidação de tais redes, as incubadoras passam a estimular a convergência do conhecimento por meio de fatores endógenos e exógenos ao ambiente de incubação e, dessa forma, as EBTs podem usufruir dessas relações. Nesse entendimento, o presente estudo busca contribuir para a compreensão da convergência do conhecimento em EBTs e propõe um modelo conceitual integrativo a partir de um ensaio teórico à luz do estado da arte relacionado ao tema.

  11. A new computer program for topological, visual analysis of 3D particle configurations based on visual representation of radial distribution function peaks as bonds

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    Metere, Alfredo; Dzugutov, Mikhail

    2015-01-01

    We present a new program able to perform unique visual analysis on generic particle systems: PASYVAT (PArticle SYstem Visual Analysis Tool). More specifically, it can perform a selection of multiple interparticle distance ranges from a radial distribution function (RDF) plot and display them in 3D as bonds. This software can be used with any data set representing a system of particles in 3D. In this manuscript the reader will find a description of the program and its internal structure, with emphasis on its applicability in the study of certain particle configurations, obtained from classical molecular dynamics simulation in condensed matter physics.

  12. Desenvolvendo um processo de análise de investimentos baseado em competências Developping an investimento analysis process based on competences

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    Ronald Nieweglowski

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O conjunto de competências organizacionais que uma empresa emprega na realização de suas operações, potencialmente define sua capacidade de realizar uma determinada estratégia de negócios. O presente artigo se propõe a desenvolver um processo para a análise de projetos de investimento baseado em competências. O estudo se desenrola no âmbito das pequenas empresas e se aplica a projetos de expansão da capacidade. A abordagem desenvolvida fundamenta-se na construção de um framework teórico-conceitual, sendo este refinado por um conjunto de entrevistas realizadas com especialistas. Participam das entrevistas três analistas pleno de investimento e três acadêmicos das áreas de gestão estratégica de operações e gestão econômica da produção. O processo desenvolvido é testado em casos de simulação que se utilizam de dados obtidos de três projetos de investimento analisados por um banco de desenvolvimento, no período de março de 2002 a setembro de 2003. Os casos se distribuem entre os setores de manufatura, comércio de serviços. O resultado do trabalho é um processo de análise de investimentos que usa o conceito de competências empresariais para avaliar a capacidade de uma empresa em gerar resultados. O processo desenvolvido vincula recursos e competências à estratégia empresarial adotada, avaliando as condições necessárias para o desenvolvimento da estratégia. O estudo é de natureza exploratória e, portanto, não permite generalizações. Há necessidade de se ampliar o número de simulações e testar o uso do processo com diferentes analistas de investimento. A principal implicação prática do trabalho reside no fato de se propor um procedimento estruturado para a análise de projetos de investimento para pequenas empresas, dadas as dificuldades de se obter informações econômico-financeiras destas empresas. A pesquisa realizada contribui para o desenvolvimento de metodologias para análise de projetos

  13. Optical implementations of radial basis classifiers

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    Neifeld, Mark A.; Psaltis, Demetri

    1993-01-01

    We describe two optical systems based on the radial basis function approach to pattern classification. An optical-disk-based system for handwritten character recognition is demonstrated. The optical system computes the Euclidean distance between an unknown input and 650 stored patterns at a demonstrated rate of 26,000 pattern comparisons/s. The ultimate performance of this system is limited by optical-disk resolution to 10^11 binary operations/s. An adaptive system is also presented that faci...

  14. The inversion of shear wave slowness's radial variations based on the dipole flexural mode dispersion%基于偶极弯曲波频散的横波慢度径向分布反演

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    马明明; 陈浩; 何晓; 王秀明

    2013-01-01

    本文针对地层横波慢度径向分层模型,分析了地层横波慢度的径向非均匀性对弯曲波频散的影响.基于径向非均匀与均匀模型之间弯曲波频散的差异,结合微扰法和Backus-Gilbert (BG)理论建立了反演横波慢度径向分布的方程,求取了地层横波慢度的径向分布.在无噪声和参数误差时,反演结果较好地反映了实际地层横波慢度的径向分布,当井孔流体或井外地层纵波慢度的选取误差在10%内变化时,反演结果基本保持不变;存在信噪比(SNR)为20 dB(信号的功率为噪声的100倍)或10 dB(信号的功率为噪声的10倍)噪声时,反演结果没有发生明显的改变,其相对误差基本控制在10%以内,可见噪声对反演结果的影响不大.以上反演结果说明,本文采用的结合微扰法和BG理论的反演方法来估测地层横波慢度的径向分布时,具有很好的鲁棒性,可以被用于现场了解井壁周围的地层性质.%Abstract The effect of shear wave slowness's radial heterogeneities on dipole flexural mode dispersions is analyzed for shear wave slowness's radially layered model.Perturbation method and Backus-Gilbert(BG) theory are used for the inversion of shear wave slowness radial variations based on the difference of flexural wave dispersions between radially heterogeneous and homogeneous formations.When there is no noise and error of other parameters,the radial variations of the inverted shear wave slowness agree very well with the assumed radial profile.When the choice of slowness for the borehole fluid or formation compressional wave has a deviation from the true value within 10 percent,the inverted radial variations of shear wave slowness almost remains unchanged.When there exists noise with SNR (Signal Noise Ratio) of 20 dB or 10 dB,the relative error of the inversion results is within 10 percent,which means the impact of noise on the inversion results is little.From the inversion results described

  15. Measuring the Total-Factor Carbon Emission Performance of Industrial Land Use in China Based on the Global Directional Distance Function and Non-Radial Luenberger Productivity Index

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    Wei Wang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions in China, and industrial land is an important input to industrial production. Therefore, a detailed analysis of the carbon emission performance of industrial land use is necessary for making reasonable carbon reduction policies that promote the sustainable use of industrial land. This paper aims to analyze the dynamic changes in the total-factor carbon emission performance of industrial land use (TCPIL in China by applying a global directional distance function (DDF and non-radial Luenberger productivity index. The empirical results show that the eastern region enjoys better TCPIL than the central and western regions, but the regional gaps in TCPIL are narrowing. The growth in NLCPILs (non-radial Luenberger carbon emission performance of industrial land use in the eastern and central regions is mainly driven by technological progress, whereas efficiency improvements contribute more to the growth of NLCPIL in the western region. The provinces in the eastern region have the most innovative and environmentally-friendly production technologies. The results of the analysis of the influencing factors show implications for improving the NLCPIL, including more investment in industrial research and development (R&D, the implementation of carbon emission reduction policies, reduction in the use of fossil energy, especially coal, in the process of industrial production, actively learning about foreign advanced technology, properly solving the problem of surplus labor in industry and the expansion of industrial development.

  16. Estimation of State of Charge of Lead Acid Battery using Radial Basis Function

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    Sauradip, M; Sinha, SK; K Muthukumar

    2001-01-01

    A Radial Basis Function based learning system method has been proposed for estimation of State of Charge (SOC) of Lead Acid Battery. Coulomb metric method is used for SOC estimation with correction factor computed by Radial Basis Function Method. Radial basis function based technique is used for learning battery performance variation with time and other parameters. Experimental results are included.

  17. Desenvolvimento de um dispositivo para obtenção de monocristais de ligas à base de cobre

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    Blanco Matildes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the drawing, construction and optimization of a device, which can be used to obtain single crystals of different metallic materials with melting point from 550 to 1050 ºC. Components of ease obtaining and of low cost were used. The device was based on the modified Bridgman technique and it was used to obtain single crystals of copper-based alloys. The temperature axial profiles and a difference less then 1% in the temperature between the wall and the center of the ceramic tube in the critical region for obtaining single crystals of good quality indicated that the oven presents a good thermal stability. Single crystals of CuZnAl and CuAlAg alloys of good quality were growth and characterized using optical microscopy and Laüe X-ray back reflection.

  18. The positive radial momentum operator

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    Mosley, Shaun N.

    2003-01-01

    The Laplacian in spherical coordinates contains the squared radial momentum operator $ p_r^2 = - r^{-1} \\partial_r^2 r $ which is Hermitian and positive. However as has been pointed out by various authors the ``radial momentum operator" $ - i r^{-1} \\partial_r r $ is not Hermitian. The positive square root operator of $ p_r^2 $ is found and also its inverse. We discuss the relation of these operators with Fourier transforms, the Hilbert transform and fractional integral operators.

  19. Radial Basis Function Network-based prediction of global solar radiation data: Application for sizing of a stand-alone photovoltaic system at Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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    In this paper, Radial Basis Function network (RBF) is used for modelling and predicting the daily global solar radiation data using other meteorological data such as air temperature, sunshine duration, and relative humidity. These data were recorded in the period 1998-2002 at Al-Madinah (Saudi Arabia) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Four RBF-models have been developed for predicting the daily global solar radiation. It was found that the RBF-model which uses the sunshine duration and air temperature as input parameters, gives accurate results as the correlation coefficient in this case is 98.80%. A comparative study between developed RBF, Multilayer perceptron and conventional regression models are presented and discussed in this paper, In addition, an application for estimating the sizing of a stand-alone PV system at Al-Maidinah is presented in order to show the effectiveness of the developed RBF-model.

  20. Controle fitossanitário em assentamento de base agroecológica: um resgate do conhecimento tradicional.

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    de Morais, Lilia Aparecida Salgado

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi resgatar o conhecimento tradicional de pequenos produtores sobre técnicas alternativas utilizadas no controle fitossanitário, bem como avaliar a percepção dos mesmos sobre o horário de coleta, secagem e armazenamento das plantas utilizadas. O trabalho de campo foi realizado no Assentamento de Base Agroecológica Sepé-Tiaraju (Serra Azul-SP). Utilizou-se o método Bola de Neve resultando em dez entrevistados. Realizaram-se entrevistas estruturadas e semi-estruturada...

  1. Photocathodes based on semiconductor superlattices for streak tubes for IR region of 0.9-1.0 um

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    Nolle, Eduard L.

    1995-05-01

    A possibility of temporal analysis of picosecond light pulses in the IR region with the help of photocathodes based on semiconductor superlattices (SL) of type I (InP/InGaAs) with Schottky barrier is discussed. A new principle of avalanche photoelectron emission from such an SL at interband absorption of light is suggested. The principle is based on the electrons free length path increasing in a SL with narrow quantum wells under high electric field applied to the SL. The idea makes it possible to develop a new device - avalanche photocathode with internal amplification for the IR region of 0.9-2 micrometers and temporal resolution better than 30 ps. It is proposed to use doped as well as undoped SL as basis for photocathodes sensitive to the IR radiation in the range of up to 10 micrometers . The photoemission from such structures is caused by the intersubband absorption of light in quantum wells. The use of undoped SL greatly reduced the thermoemission current of the photocathode but requires additional excitation of the SL by light pulses with energy approximately corresponding to the band gap of the narrow band gap material of the SL. The temporal resolution of such photocathodes is supposed to be less than 30 ps. The conditions for the avalanche photoelectron emission obtaining are determined, and the SL parameters which meet the requirement of maximum quantum efficiency of the photocathode are calculated.

  2. Modified solution of radial nozzle with thick reinforcement in spherical vessel head subjected to radial load

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    When nozzles in the spherical vessel head are designed by area replacement method defined in the majority of pressure vessel code, the thickness of the reinforcements is so thick that the application of the thin shell theory may not be appropriate in the shell assembly problems. To obtain the solution of the thick reinforcement in the radial nozzle of the spherical vessel head subjected to radial load, the nature of the thick shell is introduced to the current solution for the thin shell: (1) use of the meridional moment at the junction in moment equilibrium equation instead of the meridional moment at middle plane of reinforcement, (2) omission of derivative of rotation in the meridional moment equation, (3) omission of double derivative of radial displacement in meridional moment equation. The current analysis based on the thin shell theory is found to be less conservative as the thickness of reinforcement increases when the middle plane of the reinforcement does not coincide with the middle plane of the main shell of pressure vessel head. The rotation modified method addressed in (2) above is applicable to the design of radial nozzle reinforced by thick shell with t/R≥0.1 in spherical pressure vessel head subjected to radial load. (orig.)

  3. RBF Neural Networks and Radial Fuzzy Systems

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    Coufal, David

    Cham: Springer, 2015 - (Iliadis, L.; Jayne, C.), s. 206-215. (Communications in Computer and Information Science. 517). ISBN 978-3-319-23981-1. ISSN 1865-0929. [EANN 2015. International Conference /16./. Rhodes (GR), 25.09.2015-28.09.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD13002 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : RBF neural networks * Radial fuzzy systems * Conjunctive and implicative rule base s Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science

  4. Numerical simulation of radial compressor stage

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    Luňáček O.; Syka T.

    2013-01-01

    Article describes numerical simulations of air flow in radial compressor stage in NUMECA CFD software. In simulations geometry variants with and without seals are used. During tasks evaluating was observed seals influence on flow field and performance parameters of compressor stage. Also is described CFDresults comparison with results from design software based on experimental measurements and monitoring of influence of seals construction on compressor stage efficiency.

  5. um estudo de caso

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    Costa, Cátia Filipa Pereira da

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Psicologia Jurídica As situações de abuso sexual de crianças nas quais o perpetrador pertence ao sexo feminino obtiveram ao longo dos últimos anos um acrescido reconhecimento por parte da comunidade científica, evidenciado pelo significativo incremento das investigações no âmbito desta temática consistindo na sua maioria estudos de caso. Um conjunto de particularidades encont...

  6. Radial lean direct injection burner

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    Khan, Abdul Rafey; Kraemer, Gilbert Otto; Stevenson, Christian Xavier

    2012-09-04

    A burner for use in a gas turbine engine includes a burner tube having an inlet end and an outlet end; a plurality of air passages extending axially in the burner tube configured to convey air flows from the inlet end to the outlet end; a plurality of fuel passages extending axially along the burner tube and spaced around the plurality of air passage configured to convey fuel from the inlet end to the outlet end; and a radial air swirler provided at the outlet end configured to direct the air flows radially toward the outlet end and impart swirl to the air flows. The radial air swirler includes a plurality of vanes to direct and swirl the air flows and an end plate. The end plate includes a plurality of fuel injection holes to inject the fuel radially into the swirling air flows. A method of mixing air and fuel in a burner of a gas turbine is also provided. The burner includes a burner tube including an inlet end, an outlet end, a plurality of axial air passages, and a plurality of axial fuel passages. The method includes introducing an air flow into the air passages at the inlet end; introducing a fuel into fuel passages; swirling the air flow at the outlet end; and radially injecting the fuel into the swirling air flow.

  7. Radial-Basis-Function-Network-Based Prediction of Performance and Emission Characteristics in a Bio Diesel Engine Run on WCO Ester

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    Shiva Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Radial basis function neural networks (RBFNNs, which is a relatively new class of neural networks, have been investigated for their applicability for prediction of performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with waste cooking oil (WCO. The RBF networks were trained using the experimental data, where in load percentage, compression ratio, blend percentage, injection timing, and injection pressure were taken as the input parameters, and brake thermal efficiency (BTE, brake specific energy consumption (BSEC, exhaust gas temperature (, and engine emissions were used as the output parameters. The number of RBF centers was selected randomly. The network was initially trained using variable width values for the RBF units using a heuristic and then was trained by using fixed width values. Studies showed that RBFNN predicted results matched well with the experimental results over a wide range of operating conditions. Prediction accuracy for all the output parameters was above 90% in case of performance parameters and above 70% in case of emission parameters.

  8. Simulation of solid body motion in a Newtonian fluid using a vorticity-based pseudo-spectral immersed boundary method augmented by the radial basis functions

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    Sabetghadam, Fereidoun; Soltani, Elshan

    2015-10-01

    The moving boundary conditions are implemented into the Fourier pseudo-spectral solution of the two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations (NSE) in the vorticity-velocity form, using the radial basis functions (RBF). Without explicit definition of an external forcing function, the desired immersed boundary conditions are imposed by direct modification of the convection and diffusion terms. At the beginning of each time-step the solenoidal velocities, satisfying the desired moving boundary conditions, along with a modified vorticity are obtained and used in modification of the convection and diffusion terms of the vorticity evolution equation. Time integration is performed by the explicit fourth-order Runge-Kutta method and the boundary conditions are set at the beginning of each sub-step. The method is applied to a couple of moving boundary problems and more than second-order of accuracy in space is demonstrated for the Reynolds numbers up to Re = 550. Moreover, performance of the method is shown in comparison with the classical Fourier pseudo-spectral method.

  9. SpicyNodes Radial Map Engine

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    Douma, M.; Ligierko, G.; Angelov, I.

    2008-10-01

    The need for information has increased exponentially over the past decades. The current systems for constructing, exploring, classifying, organizing, and searching information face the growing challenge of enabling their users to operate efficiently and intuitively in knowledge-heavy environments. This paper presents SpicyNodes, an advanced user interface for difficult interaction contexts. It is based on an underlying structure known as a radial map, which allows users to manipulate and interact in a natural manner with entities called nodes. This technology overcomes certain limitations of existing solutions and solves the problem of browsing complex sets of linked information. SpicyNodes is also an organic system that projects users into a living space, stimulating exploratory behavior and fostering creative thought. Our interactive radial layout is used for educational purposes and has the potential for numerous other applications.

  10. Gaussian radial growth

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    Jónsdóttir, Kristjana Ýr; Jensen, Eva B. Vedel

    The growth of planar and spatial objects is often modelled using one-dimensional size parameters, e.g. volume, area or average radius. We take a more detailed approach and model how the boundary of a growing object expands in time. We mainly consider star-shaped planar objects. The model can be...... regarded as a dynamic deformable template model. The limiting shape of the object may be circular but this is only one possibility among a range of limiting shapes. An application to tumour growth is presented. Two extensions of the model, involving time series and Lévy bases, respectively, are briefly...

  11. Detonation in supersonic radial outflow

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    Kasimov, Aslan R.

    2014-11-07

    We report on the structure and dynamics of gaseous detonation stabilized in a supersonic flow emanating radially from a central source. The steady-state solutions are computed and their range of existence is investigated. Two-dimensional simulations are carried out in order to explore the stability of the steady-state solutions. It is found that both collapsing and expanding two-dimensional cellular detonations exist. The latter can be stabilized by putting several rigid obstacles in the flow downstream of the steady-state sonic locus. The problem of initiation of standing detonation stabilized in the radial flow is also investigated numerically. © 2014 Cambridge University Press.

  12. Radial propagators and Wilson loops

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    Leupold, S; Leupold, Stefan; Weigert, Heribert

    1996-01-01

    We present a relation which connects the propagator in the radial (Fock-Schwinger) gauge with a gauge invariant Wilson loop. It is closely related to the well-known field strength formula and can be used to calculate the radial gauge propagator. The result is shown to diverge in four-dimensional space even for free fields, its singular nature is however naturally explained using the renormalization properties of Wilson loops with cusps and self-intersections. Using this observation we provide a consistent regularization scheme to facilitate loop calculations. Finally we compare our results with previous approaches to derive a propagator in Fock-Schwinger gauge.

  13. Assisted diagnosis for infancy anorexia based on a radial basis function probabilistic neural network model%基于径向基概率神经网络模型的小儿厌食症状辅助诊断

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    翟红林; 陈晓峰; 陈兴国; 胡之德

    2004-01-01

    结合了径向基神经网络较强模式分类能力与概率神经网络运算简单的优点,提出了一种径向基概率神经网络模型,并应用于小儿厌食症的辅助诊断,通过对119例样本数据的处理,获得了92.4%的准确率.此外,偏最小二乘法的分析结果表明,Zn元素与小儿厌食症关系最为紧密.%Based on a radial basis function probabilistic neural network model, which combined the powerful capability of the pattern classification of radial basis function neural network and the simple operation of probabilistic neural network, a new approach of assisted diagnosis for infancy anorexia was developed and applied to 119 samples, with an accuracy rate of 92%. In addition, the result of partial least squares analysis indicated that Zn was the most important element that was closely related to infancy anorexia..

  14. CONGENITAL RADIAL DYSPLASIA: A CASE REPORT

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    Venkatram Reddy

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Congenital radial dysplasia, also referred to as radial club hand , means deficiency along the preaxial or radial side of the extremity. It ranges from hypoplasia of the thumb to variou s degrees of radial hypoplasia. We present one such rare case of type 4 congenital unilateral isolated radial dysplasia with carpel anomaly , reported to our department in SVS medical C ollege, Mahabubanagar, Telangana state

  15. Desenvolvimento de um novo tratamento anti-bacteriano para bio-funcionalização de materiais à base de lã

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    Sá, Daniela Pereira de

    2012-01-01

    Nos últimos anos, a investigação na área têxtil tem-se focado no desenvolvimento de materiais têxteis multifuncionais para as mais diversas aplicações. Incluem-se, nesses novos produtos, os materiais têxteis anti-microbianos, devido à sua grande aplicabilidade no sector biomédico. O objectivo da produção destes materiais é a obtenção de produtos com um efeito anti-microbiano duradouro, seguro e com um largo espectro de acção, sem no entanto, danificar as propriedades físicas...

  16. Criopreservação de sêmen canino com um diluidor à base de água de coco

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    Cardoso Rita de Cássia Soares

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A estocagem do sêmen por um longo período, permitindo o seu posterior uso representa uma importante ferramenta para criadores que desejam resguardar o potencial genético de seus reprodutores. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da água de coco, gema de ovo e glicerol sobre o resfriamento e a criopreservação de sêmen canino. A fração espermática do ejaculado de 12 cães foi avaliada macro e microscopicamente e, em seguida, dividida em quatro alíquotas, submetidas à congelação em quatro diluidores, sendo todos à base água de coco e diferindo quanto à presença ou não da gema de ovo e glicerol. Durante o resfriamento, não se observou diferença entre os grupos, entretanto, após o congelamento e descongelamento, o diluidor adicionado de gema de ovo e glicerol (ACGG foi superior aos demais quanto à motilidade, vigor e morfologia espermática. Nesse grupo, os valores de motilidade (%, vigor (0-5 e alterações morfológicas totais (% após a descongelação foram 56,7 ± 16,1, 3,4 ± 0,5 e 23,8 ± 8,4, respectivamente. Diante dos resultados, concluiu-se que a adição de gema de ovo e glicerol ao diluidor foi necessária para a preservação da qualidade espermática após criopreservação de sêmen canino.

  17. Tachoastrometry: astrometry with radial velocities

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    Pasquini, L; Lombardi, M; Monaco, L; Leão, I C; Delabre, B

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    Spectra of composite systems (e.g., spectroscopic binaries) contain spatial information that can be retrieved by measuring the radial velocities (i.e., Doppler shifts) of the components in four observations with the slit rotated by 90 degrees in the sky. By using basic concepts of slit spectroscopy we show that the geometry of composite systems can be reliably retrieved by measuring only radial velocity differences taken with different slit angles. The spatial resolution is determined by the precision with which differential radial velocities can be measured. We use the UVES spectrograph at the VLT to observe the known spectroscopic binary star HD 188088 (HIP 97944), which has a maximum expected separation of 23 milli-arcseconds. We measure an astrometric signal in radial velocity of 276 \\ms, which corresponds to a separation between the two components at the time of the observations of 18 $\\pm2$ milli-arcseconds. The stars were aligned east-west. We describe a simple optical device to simultaneously record p...

  18. Estudo do Conhecimento em Empresas de Base Tecnológica Incubadas: Proposição de um Modelo Conceitual Integrativo

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  1. Interpolación con funciones de base radial y el método del sistema diferencial para identificación de parámetros en acuíferos

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    Moreles, Miguel Ángel; Mejía, Francisco

    2010-01-01

    La caracterización de acuíferos es un problema fundamental en Geohidrologí­a. El problema consiste en estimar los parámetros fenomenológicos a partir de datos de alturas piezométricas. Los datos de campo son obtenidos en pozos de observación los cuales son pocos y dispersos en el acuífero. En este trabajo proponemos una solución al problema de estimación en dos partes. Primero utilizamos un método de interpolación con funciones de base radial para generar datos suficientes de alturas piezomét...

  2. Accretion, radial flows and abundance gradients in spiral galaxies

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    Pezzulli, Gabriele

    2015-01-01

    The metal-poor gas continuously accreting onto the discs of spiral galaxies is unlikely to arrive from the intergalactic medium (IGM) with exactly the same rotation velocity as the galaxy itself and even a small angular momentum mismatch inevitably drives radial gas flows within the disc, with significant consequences to galaxy evolution. Here we provide some general analytic tools to compute accretion profiles, radial gas flows and abundance gradients in spiral galaxies as a function of the angular momentum of accreting material. We generalize existing solutions for the decomposition of the gas flows, required to reproduce the structural properties of galaxy discs, into direct accretion from the IGM and a radial mass flux within the disc. We then solve the equation of metallicity evolution in the presence of radial gas flows with a novel method, based on characteristic lines, which greatly reduces the numerical demand on the computation and sheds light on the crucial role of boundary conditions on the abunda...

  3. Radial propagators and Wilson loops

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    Leupold, S. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Weigert, H. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

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    We present a relation which connects the propagator in the radial (Fock-Schwinger) gauge with a gauge-invariant Wilson loop. It is closely related to the well-known field strength formula and can be used to calculate the radial gauge propagator. The result is shown to diverge in four-dimensional space even for free fields; its singular nature is, however, naturally explained using the renormalization properties of Wilson loops with cusps and self-intersections. Using this observation we provide a consistent regularization scheme to facilitate loop calculations. Finally, we compare our results with previous approaches to derive a propagator in Fock-Schwinger gauge. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  4. Velocidades radiales en Collinder 121

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    Arnal, M.; Morrell, N.

    Se han llevado a cabo observaciones espectroscópicas de unas treinta estrellas que son posibles miembros del cúmulo abierto Collinder 121. Las mismas fueron realizadas con el telescopio de 2.15m del Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito (CASLEO). El análisis de las velocidades radiales derivadas del material obtenido, confirma la realidad de Collinder 121, al menos desde el punto de vista cinemático. La velocidad radial baricentral (LSR) del cúmulo es de +17 ± 3 km.s-1. Esta velocidad coincide, dentro de los errores, con la velocidad radial (LSR) de la nebulosa anillo S308, la cual es de ~20 ± 10 km.s-1. Como S308 se encuentra físicamente asociada a la estrella Wolf-Rayet HD~50896, es muy probable que esta última sea un miembro de Collinder 121. Desde un punto de vista cinemático, la supergigante roja HD~50877 (K3Iab) también pertenecería a Collinder 121. Basándonos en la pertenencia de HD~50896 a Collinder 121, y en la interacción encontrada entre el viento de esta estrella y el medio interestelar circundante a la misma, se estima para este cúmulo una distancia del orden de 1 kpc.

  5. RAVE The RAdial Velocity Experiment

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    Steinmetz, M

    2002-01-01

    RAVE (RAdial Velocity Experiment) is an ambitious program to conduct an all-sky survey (complete to V = 16) to measure the radial velocities, metallicities and abundance ratios of 50 million stars using the 1.2-m UK Schmidt Telescope of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO), together with a northern counterpart, over the period 2006 - 2010. The survey will represent a giant leap forward in our understanding of our own Milky Way galaxy, providing a vast stellar kinematic database three orders of magnitude larger than any other survey proposed for this coming decade. RAVE will offer the first truly representative inventory of stellar radial velocities for all major components of the Galaxy. The survey is made possible by recent technical innovations in multi-fiber spectroscopy; specifically the development of the 'Echidna' concept at the AAO for positioning fibers using piezo-electric ball/spines. A 1m-class Schmidt telescope equipped with an Echidna fiber-optic positioner and suitable spectrograph would be ab...

  6. Causes of Secondary Radial Nerve Palsy and Results of Treatment.

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    Reichert, Pawel; Wnukiewicz, Witold; Witkowski, Jarosław; Bocheńska, Aneta; Mizia, Sylwia; Gosk, Jerzy; Zimmer, Krzysztof

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the causes that lead to secondary damage of the radial nerve and to discuss the results of reconstructive treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 33 patients treated for radial nerve palsy after humeral fractures. Patients were diagnosed based on clinical examinations, ultrasonography, electromyography, or nerve conduction velocity. During each operation, the location and type of nerve damage were analyzed. During the reconstructive treatment, neurolysis, direct neurorrhaphy, or reconstruction with a sural nerve graft was used. The outcomes were evaluated using the Medical Research Council (MRC) scales and the quick DASH score. RESULTS Secondary radial nerve palsy occurs after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by plate, as well as by closed reduction and internal fixation (CRIF) by nail. In the case of ORIF, it most often occurs when the lateral approach is used, as in the case of CRIF with an insertion interlocking screws. The results of the surgical treatment were statistically significant and depended on the time between nerve injury and revision (reconstruction) surgery, type of damage to the radial nerve, surgery treatment, and type of fixation. Treatment results were not statistically significant, depending on the type of fracture or location of the nerve injury. CONCLUSIONS The potential risk of radial nerve neurotmesis justifies an operative intervention to treat neurological complications after a humeral fracture. Adequate surgical treatment in many of these cases allows for functional recovery of the radial nerve. PMID:26895570

  7. DESENVOLVIMENTO DO PROTÓTIPO DE UM ALIMENTO A BASE DE AVEIA E SOJA ENRIQUECIDO COM PREBIÓTICOS, VITAMINAS E MINERAIS PARA ATENDER ÀS NECESSIDADES NUTRICIONAIS DE ADULTOS E IDOSOS BRASILEIROS

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    SARASPATHY NAIDOO TERROSO GAMA DE MENDONÇA

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    Mediante a utilização de um questionário sobre hábitos de consumo e da técnica focal de entrevistas, obteve-se um perfil de comportamento de consumo de alimentos processados e in natura de duas amostras da população adulta e idosa brasileira. A primeira foi realizada com 73 voluntários do Núcleo de Estudos da Terceira Idade (NETI da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, em Florianópolis, estado de Santa Catarina e a segunda com 295 participantes, selecionados aleatoriamente na cidade de Serranópolis do Iguaçu, estado do Paraná. Os dados coletados revelaram que ambas as populações têm expectativas quanto a alimentos saudáveis e apresentaram dificuldades na leitura do texto de rotulagem dos alimentos. Face aos resultados apresentados, este trabalho visou o desenvolvimento do protótipo de um alimento a base de aveia e soja, enriquecido com minerais, vitaminas e prebióticos, de forma a atender não somente às expectativas apontadas mas também às necessidades fisiológicas e sensoriais desta população. Apresenta também como sugestão para o painel secundário do texto de rotulagem, um tamanho de fonte de letra acima de 10 para melhor visualização das informações nutricionais constantes nos rótulos dos alimentos. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Expectativas de consumo; adultos; idosos; alimento enriquecido; prebióticos.

  8. PRECISION RADIAL VELOCITIES WITH CSHELL

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    Radial velocity (RV) identification of extrasolar planets has historically been dominated by optical surveys. Interest in expanding exoplanet searches to M dwarfs and young stars, however, has motivated a push to improve the precision of near-infrared RV techniques. We present our methodology for achieving 58 m s-1 precision in the K band on the M0 dwarf GJ 281 using the CSHELL spectrograph at the 3 m NASA Infrared Telescope Facility. We also demonstrate our ability to recover the known 4 MJUP exoplanet Gl 86 b and discuss the implications for success in detecting planets around 1-3 Myr old T Tauri stars.

  9. Radial vibrations of BPS skyrmions

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    Adam, C; Romanczukiewicz, T; Wereszczynski, A

    2016-01-01

    We study radial vibrations of spherically symmetric skyrmions in the BPS Skyrme model. Concretely, we numerically solve the linearised field equations for small fluctuations in a skyrmion background, both for linearly stable oscillations and for (unstable) resonances. This is complemented by numerical solutions of the full nonlinear system, which confirm all the results of the linear analysis. In all cases, the resulting fundamental excitation provides a rather accurate value for the Roper resonance, supporting the hypothesis that the BPS Skyrme model already gives a reasonable approximate description of this resonance.

  10. Customer-Based Brand Equity de Destinos Turísticos: um estudo sobre Foz do Iguaçu-PR, Brasil

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    Eliane Cristine Francisco; Maria Isabel Teles; Paulo Muller Prado

    2012-01-01

    ResumoEste trabalho tem por objetivo mensurar o valor de marca de destinos turísticos de acordo com a percepção do consumidor/turista. Para tanto, como contexto empírico do estudo foi realizado um survey na localidade turística de Foz do Iguaçu com 286 casos válidos. Quatro dimensões foram anal...

  11. Atitude empreendedora: validação de um instrumento de medida com base no modelo de resposta gradual da teoria da resposta ao item.

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    Antônio Cezar Bornia

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A escala instrumento de medida de atitude empreendedora (Imae, desenvolvida por Souza e Lopes Jr. (2005, contém duas dimensões: prospecção e inovação, e gestão e persistência. Com a finalidade de verificar a validade e o intervalo em que propicia a medida de atitude empreendedora, além de investigar sua capacidade de discriminar a resposta que o indivíduo está apto a dar, o objetivo deste artigo é validar a escala Imae por meio do modelo de resposta gradual da teoria da resposta ao item (TRI, que revolucionou a teoria de medidas. A TRI, construtos da psicologia utilizados em estudos de discriminação de respostas, em especial em grandes amostras de respondentes a um determinado fenômeno, é constituída de modelos matemáticos que relacionam um ou mais traços latentes (não observados de um indivíduo com a probabilidade de este dar uma determinada resposta a um item. O ponto crucial da TRI é que ela leva em consideração o item particularmente, sem relevar os escores totais, portanto as conclusões não dependem apenas do teste ou questionário, mas de cada elemento que o compõe. Os principais resultados encontrados foram a identificação de dois níveis da escala, denominados âncoras, que permitem interpretar tendências de pessoas com atitude empreendedora e a constatação de que os itens da escala Imae apresentam boa capacidade de discriminar a resposta que o indivíduo está apto a dar, o que confere qualidade aos itens e, portanto, à escala. A importância deste estudo reside no papel fundamental que a atitude desempenha nas escolhas que as pessoas fazem em relação à própria vida, de modo a ajudá-las a determinar seus próprios atos.

  12. Assimilating Doppler radar radial velocity and reflectivity observations in the weather research and forecasting model by a proper orthogonal-decomposition-based ensemble, three-dimensional variational assimilation method

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    Pan, Xiaoduo; Tian, Xiangjun; Li, Xin; Xie, Zhenghui; Shao, Aimei; Lu, Chunyan

    2012-09-01

    Doppler radar observations with high spatial and temporal resolution can effectively improve the description of small-scale structures in the initial condition and enhance the mesoscale and microscale model skills of numerical weather prediction (NWP). In this paper, Doppler radar radial velocity and reflectivity are simultaneously assimilated into a weather research and forecasting (WRF) model by a proper orthogonal-decomposition-based ensemble, three-dimensional variational assimilation method (referred to as PODEn3DVar), which therefore forms the PODEn3DVar-based radar assimilation system (referred to as WRF-PODEn3DVar). The main advantages of WRF-PODEn3DVar over the standard WRF-3DVar are that (1) the PODEn3DVar provides flow-dependent covariances through the evolving ensemble of short-range forecasts, and (2) the PODEn3DVar analysis can be obtained directly without an iterative process, which significantly simplifies the assimilation. Results from real data assimilation experiments with the WRF model show that WRF-PODEn3DVar simulation yields better rainfall forecasting than radar retrieval, and radar retrieval is better than the standard WRF-3DVar assimilation, probably because of the flow-dependence character embedded in the WRF-PODEn3DVar.

  13. Um novo olhar...

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    Mendes, Elisabete Maria Lucas

    2012-01-01

    O relatório aqui apresentado insere-se no âmbito da prática educativa do Mestrado em Educação Pré-Escolar da Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra para a aquisição do grau de mestre em Educação Pré-Escolar. Neste relatório estão presentes experiências-chave que ao serem descritas de forma crítico-reflexiva demonstram um percurso formativo, no qual se procurou desenvolver as competências teórico-práticas adquiridas no 1.º ciclo de estudos a fim de construir uma prática docente ao nível de...

  14. Left ventricular ejection fraction from gated SPET myocardial perfusion studies: a method based on the radial distribution of count rate density across the myocardial wall

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    In this article a method based on the assumption that the average position of the myocardial wall can be localized by means of statistical analysis of the distribution count density, and not on edge detection, is used to measure LVEF. SPET myocardial perfusion images, gated in eight time bins, were recorded in 50 patients 60 min after the injection of 925 MBq technetium-99m tetrofosmin. Masking of non-myocardial structures and thresholding resulted in images in which only myocardial walls had significant non-zero values. The distance of the wall relative to the centre of the cavity was calculated in the three-dimentional space as the first moment of the count rate distribution along radii originating in the centre of the cavity. LVEF was calculated using, for each time bin, the sum of the cube of all distances as an estimate of the cavity volume. The method required minimal operator interventions and was successful in all patients, including those with severe perfusion defects. Intraobserver and interobserver variability was excellent, with regression coefficients of 0.97 and standard deviations of 4.5% and 4.7%, respectively. For 30 patients, the measurements were validated against planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA) that was obtained within an interval of 1 week. LVEF ranged from 12% to 88%. Agreement between the two methods was excellent. The Bland-Altman analysis did not show any apparent trend in the differences between ERNA and gated SPET over a wide range of ejection fractions. The standard deviation of the differences was 3.1%. In addition no relationship was found between the two methods and the severity of perfusion defects. (orig.). With 7 figs

  15. Spherical radial basis functions, theory and applications

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    Hubbert, Simon; Morton, Tanya M

    2015-01-01

    This book is the first to be devoted to the theory and applications of spherical (radial) basis functions (SBFs), which is rapidly emerging as one of the most promising techniques for solving problems where approximations are needed on the surface of a sphere. The aim of the book is to provide enough theoretical and practical details for the reader to be able to implement the SBF methods to solve real world problems. The authors stress the close connection between the theory of SBFs and that of the more well-known family of radial basis functions (RBFs), which are well-established tools for solving approximation theory problems on more general domains. The unique solvability of the SBF interpolation method for data fitting problems is established and an in-depth investigation of its accuracy is provided. Two chapters are devoted to partial differential equations (PDEs). One deals with the practical implementation of an SBF-based solution to an elliptic PDE and another which describes an SBF approach for solvi...

  16. Radial and nonradial periods of Delta Scuti

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    Five periods have been discussed by Smith (1981) for the prototype variable star delta Scuti. The main one, at 0.193772 day, has long been identified as the radial fundamental mode. The others have not been clearly understood, but the second radial overtone is probably the correct identification for the 0.116366 day period. The other three at 0.186891, 0.189435, and 0.211157 day seem to be nonradial modes because of their long periods. The first of these seems to have l = 2 and m = -2 as observed by Smith. Table 1 gives these observed periods. Based on the Fitch (1981) nonradial pulsation constants, the 4.48 hour (.187 day) period seems to be a p1 mode, but as we shall see, we find that this identification is not very certain. The goal of this paper is to use our nonradial nonadiabatic computing program to predict periods in this range for a model matching the observed parameters of delta Scuti and to identify all five periods

  17. Desenvolvimento e avaliação de um protótipo de cortador de base para colhedoras de cana-de-açúcar Development and evaluation of a prototype of base cutter for sugar-cane harvesters

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    Carlos E. S. Volpato

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    Full Text Available Um protótipo de cortador de base para o seguimento pantográfico do perfil em colhedoras de cana-de-açúcar, foi projetado e construído e seu desempenho de flutuação foi avaliado em função da força normal de reação do perfil (F N. O trabalho foi conduzido em uma caixa de solo, o protótipo montado sobre um carro porta-ferramentas e submetido a ensaios nos quais variaram três tipos de perfil: senoidal, rampa ascendente e rampa descendente, duas amplitudes do perfil, 0,025 e 0,05 m e cinco velocidades de deslocamento: 0,69, 1,12, 1,48, 1,82 e 2,12 m s-1. Os melhores resultados foram verificados para os perfis em rampa, tanto ascendente quanto descendente, independentemente da amplitude do perfil e da velocidade de deslocamento e, também, para perfil senoidal de ambas as amplitudes, com velocidade de deslocamento inferior a 1,48 m s-1. Os resultados demonstraram que o protótipo ainda é passível de ajustes, uma vez que o desempenho de flutuação sobre o perfil pode ser melhorado através da utilização de técnicas de otimização.A prototype of base cutter for sugar-cane harvester was designed and built. The floating performance was evaluated as a function of the profile reaction force (F N. The prototype was tested in a soil box using a carrier car running on sinusoidal and ramp type profiles with amplitudes of 0.025 and 0.05 m. The travel speeds used were of five different levels: 0.69, 1.12, 1.48, 1.82 and 2.12 m s-1. The best results were obtained while running on ramp profiles, both ascending or descending, independent of the profile amplitude or the travel speed. The sinusoidal profile showed good results for the travel speed of 1.48 m s-1, for both the amplitudes tested. The results demonstrated that the prototype may still be adjusted, as the floating action on the profile can be improved through the use of optimization techniques.

  18. Towards an ecological index for tropical soil quality based on soil macrofauna Em busca de um índice ecológico para a qualidade de solo tropical com base na macrofauna edáfica

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    Esperanza Huerta

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to construct a simple index based on the presence/absence of different groups of soil macrofauna to determine the ecological quality of soils. The index was tested with data from 20 sites in South and Central Tabasco, Mexico, and a positive relation between the model and the field observations was detected. The index showed that diverse agroforestry systems had the highest soil quality index (1.00, and monocrops without trees, such as pineapple, showed the lowest soil quality index (0.08. Further research is required to improve this model for natural systems that have very low earthworm biomass (O objetivo deste trabalho foi construir um índice simples com base na presença/ausência de diferentes grupos da macrofauna edáfica para auxiliar na determinação da qualidade ecológica dos solos. O índice foi testado com dados de 20 locais do sul e centro do Estado de Tabasco, México, e foi observada uma correlação positiva entre o dados gerados pelo modelo e pelas observações de campo. O índice de qualidade de solo mostrou que diversos sistemas agroflorestais tiveram a mais alta qualidade de solo (1,0 e que os monocultivos sem árvores, como o de abacaxi, apresentaram a qualidade de solo mais baixa (0,08. Este modelo precisa ser melhor desenvolvido para ser aplicado eficientemente em sistemas que apresentam naturalmente baixas densidades de minhocas (<10 g m-2 e número elevado de espécies de minhocas (5-7, como ocorre em solos de floresta tropical, cujo índice de qualidade de solo apresentou valores médios (0,5. A aplicação desse índice precisará de um guia ilustrado para os seus usuários. Mais estudos são necessários para testar o seu emprego por fazendeiros.

  19. Investimento em Projetos com Base no Planejamento Estratégico: Um Estudo de Caso em uma Fábrica de Carrinhos para Supermercado

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    Osni Hoss

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo apresentar um estudo sobre a importância do planejamento e a busca de informações úteis e precisas na hora de investir em projetos, demonstrando a necessidade de alinhar as decisões aos objetivos estratégicos da empresa. Inicialmente, através de uma revisão da literatura acerca do tema abordado, foram apresentados os principais conceitos e definições sobre os critérios de análise de investimentos considerados mais relevantes e sobre planejamento estratégico. A partir disso, através da aplicação dos critérios, buscou-se demonstrar a viabilidade de um investimento para a ampliação das atividades na empresa Zincar Indústria e Comercio de Carrinhos para Supermercado Ltda, localizada na região sudoeste do Paraná, visando oferecer subsídios para a tomada de decisões por parte dos gestores, através do alinhamento das decisões com a estratégia corporativa da empresa.DOI:10.5585/gep.v3i3.113

  20. TRATAMENTO DE SEMENTES DE ARROZ, TRIGO, FEIJÃO E SOJA COM UM PRODUTO FORMULADO À BASE DE CÉLULAS E DE METABÓLITOS DE Bacillus subtilis

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    LAZZARETTI E; W. Bettiol

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    Um produto constituido de pó-molhável (PBBS) formulado à base de células (60g) e de metabólitos (60g) de Bacillus subtilis, argila (480g), espalhante (7,92g) e água (2400ml), moído e seco, mostrou-se semelhante aos tratamentos com fungicidas recomendados para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani, Aspergillus sp. e Sclerotinia sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão; Pyricularia oryzae e Rhinchosporium sativum em sementes de arroz; e Cercospora kikuchii, Phomopsis phaseoli e Fusarium spp. em sementes d...

  1. Bases para um Plano de Acção da Salvaguarda dos Revestimentos e Acabamentos Tradicionais em Centros Históricos: O caso de estudo do Plano de Cor do Centro Histórico de Coimbra

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    Costa, Pedro Francisco Mendes Pinheiro da Providência e

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    Resumo (Bases para um Plano de Acção da Salvaguarda dos Revestimentos e Acabamentos Tradicionais em Centros Históricos: o Plano de Cor do Centro Histórico de Coimbra ) No decurso do século XX, os sistemas construtivos tradicionais foram lenta e directamente substituídos pelos de natureza industrial. Como consequência, os sistemas tradicionais de construção, particularmente as técnicas de revestimentos e acabamentos históricos, foram aos poucos caindo no esquecimento. Por esse motivo, as...

  2. Radial gravitational gliding on passive margins

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    Cobbold, P. R.; Szatmari, P.

    1991-03-01

    Gravitational gliding of uppermost sediments down a passive margin is possible if there is a basal layer of evaporite or other soft material to allow detachment. In examples from the Gulf of Mexico and the Brazilian margin, gliding has produced three main structural domains: an uppermost domain of downdip extension; an intermediate domain of rigid gliding; and a lowermost domain of downdip contraction. Domain boundaries are established by changes in slope. In this paper, we examine three kinds of gravitational gliding, depending on the paths followed by material particles. In ideal parallel gliding, particle paths are parallel straight lines, trending downslope. This should occur where the margin is perfectly straight. In ideal radial gliding, particle paths are radii of a circle and the margin is shaped like a circular cone. Natural margins will not have ideal shapes; but divergent gliding will tend to occur off coastal salients; convergent gliding, off coastal re-entrants. A simple kinematic model based on ductile behaviour illustrates some essential features of radial gliding. Changes in radius during divergent gliding produce strike-parallel extension; during convergent gliding, they produce strike-parallel contraction. Vertical strains also differ. Divergent gliding produces an uppermost domain of strong vertical thinning, balanced by extensions in all horizontal directions. Similarly, convergent gliding produces a lowermost domain of strong vertical thickening, balanced by contractions in all horizontal directions. These deformed states cannot be restored by simple techniques based on section balancing. We have done three experiments using analogue materials: sand, to model the brittle behaviour of sediments; silicone putty, to model the ductile behaviour of basal layers of evaporite. The experiments were properly scaled to account for gravitational forces. Experiment I reproduced convergent gliding above a basement with a conical upper surface. Strike

  3. Radial smoothing and closed orbit

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    A complete simulation leading to a description of one of the error curves must involve four phases: (1) random drawing of the six set-up points within a normal population having a standard deviation of 1.3 mm; (b) random drawing of the six vertices of the curve in the sextant mode within a normal population having a standard deviation of 1.2 mm. These vertices are to be set with respect to the axis of the error lunes, while this axis has as its origins the positions defined by the preceding drawing; (c) mathematical definition of six parabolic curves and their junctions. These latter may be curves with very slight curvatures, or segments of a straight line passing through the set-up point and having lengths no longer than one LSS. Thus one gets a mean curve for the absolute errors; (d) plotting of the actually observed radial positions with respect to the mean curve (results of smoothing)

  4. Radial flow pulse jet mixer

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    VanOsdol, John G.

    2013-06-25

    The disclosure provides a pulse jet mixing vessel for mixing a plurality of solid particles. The pulse jet mixing vessel is comprised of a sludge basin, a flow surface surrounding the sludge basin, and a downcoming flow annulus between the flow surface and an inner shroud. The pulse jet mixing vessel is additionally comprised of an upper vessel pressurization volume in fluid communication with the downcoming flow annulus, and an inner shroud surge volume separated from the downcoming flow annulus by the inner shroud. When the solid particles are resting on the sludge basin and a fluid such as water is atop the particles and extending into the downcoming flow annulus and the inner shroud surge volume, mixing occurs by pressurization of the upper vessel pressurization volume, generating an inward radial flow over the flow surface and an upwash jet at the center of the sludge basin.

  5. de secador de flujo radial

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    Néstor Durango

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados obtenidos en la investigación realizada para establecer la influencia e importancia de las variables cantidad de yuca, relación superficie a volumen del material de los pedazos de yuca, velocidad del ventilador y temperatura del aire de recirculación, en el proceso de secado de yuca en un modelo de secador de flujo radial. La metodología experimental utilizada fue el diseño de experimentos factoriales, la cual, mediante una serie de análisis estadísticos, posibilitó la caracterización del proceso para un tiempo de secado de tres horas y la obtención de un modelo matemático que describe su comportamiento.

  6. A fully relativistic radial fall

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    Spallicci, Alessandro D. A. M.; Ritter, Patxi

    2014-10-01

    Radial fall has historically played a momentous role. It is one of the most classical problems, the solutions of which represent the level of understanding of gravitation in a given epoch. A gedankenexperiment in a modern frame is given by a small body, like a compact star or a solar mass black hole, captured by a supermassive black hole. The mass of the small body itself and the emission of gravitational radiation cause the departure from the geodesic path due to the back-action, that is the self-force. For radial fall, as any other non-adiabatic motion, the instantaneous identity of the radiated energy and the loss of orbital energy cannot be imposed and provide the perturbed trajectory. In the first part of this paper, we present the effects due to the self-force computed on the geodesic trajectory in the background field. Compared to the latter trajectory, in the Regge-Wheeler, harmonic and all others smoothly related gauges, a far observer concludes that the self-force pushes inward (not outward) the falling body, with a strength proportional to the mass of the small body for a given large mass; further, the same observer notes a higher value of the maximal coordinate velocity, this value being reached earlier during infall. In the second part of this paper, we implement a self-consistent approach for which the trajectory is iteratively corrected by the self-force, this time computed on osculating geodesics. Finally, we compare the motion driven by the self-force without and with self-consistent orbital evolution. Subtle differences are noticeable, even if self-force effects have hardly the time to accumulate in such a short orbit.

  7. Effects of radial velocity on line profiles and images from the standard thin disk

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    2010-01-01

    This paper has derived the general formulae of observed line profiles based on the effects of radial velocity on the standard thin disk fluid around a rotating black hole. Through the ray-tracing method the line profiles of different parameters have been calculated. Comparison of the line profiles with and without a radial velocity shows that the effects of radial velocity on line profiles cannot be neglected in most cases. In both cases the accretive disk imaging shape remains unchanged.

  8. Semianalytical characterization of turbulence from radial impellers, with experimental and numerical validation

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    Ben-Nun, R.; Sheintuch, M.; Kysela, B.; Konfršt, J. (Jiří); I. Fořt

    2015-01-01

    We characterize turbulent flow from radial impellers in stirred tanks, formulating semi-analytical predictions based on conventional turbulent-jet theory and the general framework of scalar dispersion in turbulent shear flows. This work introduces a novel formulation of the radial-discharge flow as two separate spatial regions along the radial axis: the zone of flow establishment (ZFE) and the zone of established flow (ZEF). We discover and analyze resulting critical improvements in the predi...

  9. Implantação de um banco de dados em vacinação: experiência desenvolvida em um projeto de integração Implantación de una base de datos en vacunación: experiencia desarrollada en un proyecto de integración The introduction of a vaccination database: an integration project experience

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    Elisete Silva Pedrazzani

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho descreve um programa de atualização do perfil de vacinação numa cidade de porte médio, através da implantação de um Banco de Dados que possibilita a consolidação das informações de cada criança com relação à cobertura vacinal em um registro único, nominal e de maneira rápida. O resultado final revelou que o envolvimento efetivo de todos os seguimentos sociais, profissionais e instituições participantes tornam-se primordiais para que se obtenha dados confiáveis e que se concretize essa proposta como uma das estratégias de vigilância em saúde.El trabajo describe un programa de actualización del perfil de vacunación en una ciudad mediana, por medio de la implantación de una Base de Datos que posibilita la consolidación de las informaciones de cada niño con relación a la cobertura vacunal en un registro único, nominal y de manera rápida. El resultado final demostró que el compromiso efectivo de todos los segmentos sociales, profesionales e institucionales participantes, se hace primordial para que consigan datos confiables y que se concretice esta propuesta como una de las estrategias de vigilancia en salud.This paper describes an actualization program of the vaccination profile in a medium-size city, through the introduction of a Database that allows the consolidation of information from each child in relation to the vaccination coverage in a nominal, fast and unified registration. The final result revealed that the effective involvement of all the social and professional segments and participating institutions are of prime importance in obtaining reliable data and in turning this proposal into one of the health vigilance strategies.

  10. Explicação histórica com base nos artefactos : um estudo com alunos do 7º ano de escolaridade

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    Fernandes, Carmen da Conceição Melo

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Educação (área de especialização em Supervisão Pedagógica em Ensino de História e Ciências Sociais) Este estudo de natureza descritiva, inserido numa linha de investigação em cognição histórica, pretendeu indagar sobre como lidam os alunos do 7º ano com a explicação histórica de um período tão remoto como a Pré-História, através da observação/interpretação de artefactos museológicos. A amostra foi constituída por alunos do 7º ano de escolaridade, com idades...

  11. Radial Stiffness of a ferrofluid seal

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    Ravaud, Romain; Pinho, Marcos; Lemarquand, Guy; Dauchez, Nicolas; Génevaux, Jean-Michel; Lemarquand, Valérie; Brouard, Bruno

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents an analytical model for calculating the shape and the radial stiffness of ferrofluid seals used as radial bearings and this theoretical value of the radial stiffness is compared to measured values. This approach is interesting for the design of loudspeakers. Moreover, the concept of magnetic pressure is used to determine the seal shape as well as its energy. This paper corresponds to the case in which the ferrofluid seal is submitted to a high magnetic field. Furthermore, ...

  12. Hollow Cathode With Multiple Radial Orifices

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    Brophy, John R.

    1992-01-01

    Improved hollow cathode serving as source of electrons has multiple radial orifices instead of single axial orifice. Distributes ion current more smoothly, over larger area. Prototype of high-current cathodes for ion engines in spacecraft. On Earth, cathodes used in large-diameter ion sources for industrial processing of materials. Radial orientation of orifices in new design causes current to be dispersed radially in vicinity of cathode. Advantageous where desireable to produce plasma more nearly uniform over wider region around cathode.

  13. A CONSERVATIVE VIEW OF RADIAL KERATOTOMY

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    Steven; Olkowski; Walter; J.; Stark; John; D.; Gottsch; Gerri; Goodman; Daniel; Goodman; A.E.; Maumenee; Ivan; Esente

    1991-01-01

    It has been known for almost a century that radial keratotomy (RK) will flatten the cornea and reduce myopia. Since the introduction of radial keratotomy (RK) in the United States by Bores in 1978, there have been many published studies documenting the effects of this procedure. The questions. about radial keratotomy today are not only quantitative but also qualitative in nature. We know this technique can flatten the cornea, but how reliably can the results be predicted? Does the patient benefit suffic...

  14. Stirling Engine With Radial Flow Heat Exchangers

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    Vitale, N.; Yarr, George

    1993-01-01

    Conflict between thermodynamical and structural requirements resolved. In Stirling engine of new cylindrical configuration, regenerator and acceptor and rejector heat exchangers channel flow of working gas in radial direction. Isotherms in regenerator ideally concentric cylinders, and gradient of temperature across regenerator radial rather than axial. Acceptor and rejector heat exchangers located radially inward and outward of regenerator, respectively. Enables substantial increase in power of engine without corresponding increase in diameter of pressure vessel.

  15. Isto é um cachimbo

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    Virginia Figueiredo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Partindo do quadro de René Magritte, La trahison des images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe, este texto pretende tecer um comentário sobre as relações entre arte e realidade. Visando esse objetivo, tentarei interpretar a obra do pintor belga à luz do ensaio heideggeriano sobre a "Origem da obra de arte", não sem antes passar em revista alguns resultados da análise contida no livro de Michel Foucault, assim como algumas reflexões do filósofo da arte norte-americano Arthur Danto.Departing from the painting La trahison des images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe, by René Magritte, this paper intends to comment the relationships between art and reality. Aiming this objective, I will try to interpret the work of the Belgian painter according to Heidegger's essay on "The Origin of the work of art", and also reviewing some of the results of the analysis made by Michel Foulcault in his book, along with some thoughts of Arthur Danto.

  16. Radial voidage variation in fixed beds of fuel wood pellets

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    Fixed beds of fuel wood are commonly found in numerous processes: storage and transportation, drying and thermal conversion such as combustion or gasification. Pellets in particular are mostly used as fuel for domestic heating boilers. The characterization of spatial voidage distribution is of great importance for flow and reactor modelling. The present study focuses on the radial porosity variations of cylindrical beds of commercially available wood pellets. The experimental procedure is based on the classical technique of consolidating packed beds with a resin. The radial voidage distribution of three different cylindrical beds is determined by image analysis of sections of the solidified packing. The results are discussed and summarized in a mathematical expression correlating the radial voidage distribution depending on packing core porosity and dimensionless distance from the tube wall. -- Highlights: ► Packing characteristics for commercially available wood pellets were investigated. ► Radial porosity variations of cylindrical pellets beds were investigated. ► Epoxy resin consolidated packings were investigated by image analysis. ► Mathematical term for radial voidage distribution of pellet packing was derived.

  17. Radial velocity monitoring of Kepler heartbeat stars

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    Shporer, Avi; Isaacson, Howard; Hambleton, Kelly; Thompson, Susan E; Prsa, Andrej; Kurtz, Donald W; Howard, Andrew W; O'Leary, Ryan M

    2016-01-01

    Heartbeat stars (HB stars) are a class of eccentric binary stars with close periastron passages. The characteristic photometric HB signal evident in their light curves is produced by a combination of tidal distortion, heating, and Doppler boosting near orbital periastron. Many HB stars continue to oscillate after periastron and along the entire orbit, indicative of the tidal excitation of oscillation modes within one or both stars. These systems are among the most eccentric binaries known, and they constitute astrophysical laboratories for the study of tidal effects. We have undertaken a radial velocity (RV) monitoring campaign of Kepler HB stars in order to measure their orbits. We present our first results here, including a sample of 21 Kepler HB systems, where for 19 of them we obtained the Keplerian orbit and for 3 other systems we did not detect a statistically significant RV variability. Results presented here are based on 218 spectra obtained with the Keck/HIRES spectrograph during the 2015 Kepler obse...

  18. Static Isotropic Spacetimes with Radially Imperfect Fluids

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    Konopka, Tomasz

    2009-01-01

    When solving the equations of General Relativity in a symmetric sector, it is natural to consider the same symmetry for the geometry and stress-energy. This implies that for static and isotropic spacetimes, the most general natural stress-energy tensor is a sum of a perfect fluid and a radial imperfect fluid component. In the special situations where the perfect fluid component vanishes or is a spacetime constant, the solutions to Einstein's equations can be thought of as modified Schwarzschild and Schwarzschild-de Sitter spaces. Exact solutions of this type are derived and it is shown that whereas deviations from the unmodified solutions can be made small, among the manifestations of the imperfect fluid component is a shift in angular momentum scaling for orbiting test-bodies at large radius. Based on this effect, the question of whether the imperfect fluid component can feasibly describe dark matter phenomenology is addressed.

  19. Desenvolvimento de um sistema de controlo para um motor a funcionar segundo um Ciclo de Otto

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    Abrantes, Ricardo Afonso Pereira Braz

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho tinha o como propósito o desenvolvimento de um sistema de controlo para gerir um grupo propulsor constituído por um motor a funcionar segundo o ciclo de Otto e uma caixa de velocidades. Era também objectivo do trabalho testar as soluções propostas. Neste trabalho é sugerido um método de teste de injectores, um método de gestão do motor e da caixa de velocidades. No método de gestão do motor incluem-se rotinas de geração de mistura e posterior igniç...

  20. Matching problems in pulse power radial transmission lines

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    In this report we study the power transfer from a generator along a coaxial transmission line followed by a radial transmission line into a load, which in our application is a pseudo-spark plasma of about one millimeter diameter and about 15 cm in length. First the theoretical background based on transmission line theory is described. Then numerical results are presented. The main conclusion is that when matching the pulse power generator to the pseudo-spark plasma, the effect of the impedance transformation caused by the radial transmission line has to be taken into account. The conditions to obtain an optimal match are described. (orig.)

  1. Radial smoothing for improving laser-beam irradiance uniformity.

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    Zhong, Zheqiang; Hou, Pengcheng; Zhang, Bin

    2015-12-15

    Laser-beam irradiation uniformity is a key issue in inertial confinement fusion research. We propose a radial smoothing (RS) approach in which the speckle in a focal plane is smoothed by the radial redistribution through fast focal zooming. This focal zooming is generated by introducing the periodical spherical wavefront modulation to the laser beam, based on an optical Kerr medium and its pump laser with the temporal profile of a Gaussian pulse train. The utilization of RS significantly improves the laser-beam uniformity without obvious impact on the performance of the high-power laser system. PMID:26670528

  2. Investigation of Rotor Radial Rotating Error upon AMB System

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    WANG Kai; LI Yan

    2006-01-01

    This paper first suggests the use of the Fourier frequency transmission method of two dimensions function (2D FFT) to analyze radial rotating errors that occurred in a rotor. Based on this method a magnetic rotor is measured. The authors point out that the main cause to affect radial rotating accuracy of the rotating shaft at a high speed is the dynamic imbalance of the shaft itself. Finally the feed-forward control scheme is suggested to improve the accuracy of the shaft in an active magnetic bearing (AMB) system.

  3. Um modelo baseado em programação linear e programação de metas para análise de um sistema de produção e distribuição de suco concentrado congelado de laranja A model based on linear programming and goal programming to analyze a frozen concentrated orange juice production and distribution system

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    José Renato Munhoz

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho apresenta-se um modelo baseado em programação linear e programação de metas para apoiar decisões no processo de mistura e na distribuição de suco concentrado congelado de laranja. Explora-se a importância das decisões do processo de mistura para a análise da logística de distribuição do suco de laranja, além das decisões de transporte e armazenagem. O modelo utiliza conceitos conhecidos da literatura de problemas de mistura e planejamento da produção com múltiplos produtos, estágios e períodos, e foi resolvido por meio da linguagem de modelagem GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System. Um estudo de caso foi realizado numa empresa de suco de laranja localizada no interior do estado de São Paulo, e os resultados preliminares obtidos são promissores.This work proposes a model based on linear programming and goal programming to support decisions in the blending process and distribution of frozen concentrated orange juice. This study explores the importance of blending decisions for the logistic analysis of the orange juice distribution, besides transportation and storage decisions. The model utilizes well-known concepts from the literature of blending problems and multistage, multiproduct and multiperiod production planning problems, and it was solved using the GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System programming language. A case study was developed in an orange juice industry located in São Paulo State, and the preliminary results are promising.

  4. Radial nodalization effects on BWR [boiling water reactor] stability calculations

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    Computer simulations have shown that stability calculations in boiling water reactors (BWRs) are very sensitive to a number of input parameters and modeling assumptions. In particular, the number of thermohydraulic regions (i.e., channels) used in the calculation can affect the results of decay ratio calculations by as much as 30%. This paper presents the background theory behind the observed effects of radial nodalization in BWR stability calculations. The theory of how a radial power distribution can be simulated in time or frequency domain codes by using ''representative'' regions is developed. The approximations involved in this method of solution are reviewed, and some examples of the effect of radial nodalization are presented based on LAPUR code solutions. 2 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  5. Radial velocity study of the CP star Epsilon Ursae Majoris

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    Sokolov, N A

    2009-01-01

    In this Letter, the radial velocity variability of the chemically peculiar star Epsilon Ursae Majoris ($\\epsilon$ UMa) from the sharp cores of the hydrogen lines is investigated. This study is based on the ELODIE archival data obtained at different phases of the rotational cycle. The star exhibits low-amplitude radial velocity variations with a period of P=5.0887 d. The best Keplerian solution yields an eccentricity e=0.503 and a minimum mass ~14.7$M_{\\rm Jup}$ on the hypothesis that the rotational axis of $\\epsilon$ UMa is perpendicular to the orbital plane. This result indicate that the companion is the brown-dwarf with the projected semi-amplitude variation of the radial velocity $K_{\\rm 2}$=135.9 km/sec and the sine of inclination times semi-major axis $a_{2}$sin(i)=0.055 au.

  6. Comparison of a radial fractional transport model with tokamak experiments

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    Kullberg, A.; Morales, G. J.; Maggs, J. E.

    2014-03-01

    A radial fractional transport model [Kullberg et al., Phys. Rev. E 87, 052115 (2013)], that correctly incorporates the geometric effects of the domain near the origin and removes the singular behavior at the outer boundary, is compared to results of off-axis heating experiments performed in the Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project (RTP), ASDEX Upgrade, JET, and DIII-D tokamak devices. This comparative study provides an initial assessment of the presence of fractional transport phenomena in magnetic confinement experiments. It is found that the nonlocal radial model is robust in describing the steady-state temperature profiles from RTP, but for the propagation of heat waves in ASDEX Upgrade, JET, and DIII-D the model is not clearly superior to predictions based on Fick's law. However, this comparative study does indicate that the order of the fractional derivative, α, is likely a function of radial position in the devices surveyed.

  7. Comparison of a radial fractional transport model with tokamak experiments

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    Kullberg, A., E-mail: kulladam@ucla.edu; Morales, G. J.; Maggs, J. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2014-03-15

    A radial fractional transport model [Kullberg et al., Phys. Rev. E 87, 052115 (2013)], that correctly incorporates the geometric effects of the domain near the origin and removes the singular behavior at the outer boundary, is compared to results of off-axis heating experiments performed in the Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project (RTP), ASDEX Upgrade, JET, and DIII-D tokamak devices. This comparative study provides an initial assessment of the presence of fractional transport phenomena in magnetic confinement experiments. It is found that the nonlocal radial model is robust in describing the steady-state temperature profiles from RTP, but for the propagation of heat waves in ASDEX Upgrade, JET, and DIII-D the model is not clearly superior to predictions based on Fick's law. However, this comparative study does indicate that the order of the fractional derivative, α, is likely a function of radial position in the devices surveyed.

  8. Eye and Iris Detection Using Projection and Radial Symmetry Transform

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    XIANG Shu-lan; CAO Cheng; Aishy Amer

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an eye and iris detection algorithm for human facial images. The authors combine three features of the eye to develop the algorithm: 1) the pixels surrounding the eyes are more variable than other parts of the face; 2) eye pixels are darker than their neighbors; 3) eyes often exhibit radial symmetric properties. Through the first feature, two rough regions of both eyes are detected on the face. Eye masks are then formed based on the second feature, and a fast radial symmetry transform is applied to the two rough regions of both eyes. Finally, accurate iris centers are located by searching the maximum value of the radial symmetry transform results. Using 450 human facial images from the Caltech face database, experiments show that the success rate of the proposed method is 91.7%. The effectiveness of the method was also verified through detection of video frames.

  9. Systematics of radial excitations in heavy-light hadrons

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    Woloshyn, R M

    2016-01-01

    Some simple expectations for the quark mass dependence of radial excitation energies of heavy-light hadrons based on consideration of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics are discussed. Experimental and theoretical results are reviewed in light of these expectations. Some new lattice QCD results for masses of Lambda_b and Sigma_b baryons are presented.

  10. Numerical calculation and analysis of radial force on the single-action vane pump

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    Unbalanced radial force is a serious adversity that restricts the working pressure and reduces service life of the single-action vane pump. For revealing and predicting the distribution of radial force on the rotor, a numerical simulation about its transient flow field was performed by using dynamic mesh method with RNG κ ε-turbulent model. The details of transient flow characteristic and pressure fluctuation were obtained, and the radial force and periodic variation can be calculated based on the details. The results show: the radial force has a close relationship with the pressure pulsation; the radial force can be reduced drastically by optimizing the angle of port plate and installing the V-shaped cavity; if the odd number vanes are chosen, it will help reduce the radial force of rotor and optimize the pressure fluctuation effectively

  11. DEFININDO UM OPERADOR-MONSTRO

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    Lovania Roehrig TEIXEIRA

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo revê a literatura relacionada a um tipo particular de operador, supostamente presente em línguas naturais, chamado de “operador-monstro”. Esse operador tem a característica de poder mudar o contexto de avaliação de itens indexicais sob seu escopo. Sua existência foi inicialmente negada por Kaplan (1989, em seu famoso texto sobre a semântica dos itens indexicais, e, posteriormente, autores como Schlenker (2003 e Anand (2006 argumentaram que tais operadores de fato existem em línguas naturais, com base tanto em dados de línguas indo-europeias quanto de outras famílias linguísticas. Contudo, analisando com cuidado a literatura, é possível notar, nos vários autores que se debruçaram sobre o tema, diferentes definições desse operador. Neste artigo, após apresentar o conceito de operador-monstro conforme postulado por Kaplan (1989 e defender sua existência com base em dados do português brasileiro (PB, argumentamos a favor de uma definição para esse operador que seja ampla, nas linhas daquela primeiramente proposta por Kaplan (1989. Os dados do PB serão crucias para defender nossa posição.

  12. The effect of radial pressure force on rotating double tearing mode in compressible plasmas

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    Wang, Xian-Qu; Xiong, Guo-Zhen; Li, Xiao-Qing

    2016-05-01

    The role of radial pressure force in the interlocking dynamics of double tearing modes (DTMs) is investigated by force balance analysis based on the compressible magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) model. It is found that the stability of symmetric DTMs is dominated by the radial pressure force rather than the field line bending force. Owing to the compressibility of rotating plasmas, unbalanced radial forces can just result in the rotating islands drift toward each other in the radial direction but do not trigger the explosive growth of the mode in the interlocking process, which is different from that of antisymmetric DTM without flow.

  13. Radial Correlations between two quarks

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    Green, A M; Pennanen, P; Michael, C

    2001-01-01

    In nuclear many-body problems the short-range correlation between two nucleons is well described by the corresponding correlation in the {two}-body problem. Therefore, as a first step in any attempt at an analogous description of many-quark systems, it is necessary to know the two-quark correlation. With this in mind, we study the light quark distribution in a heavy-light meson with a static heavy quark. The charge and matter radial distributions of these heavy-light mesons are measured on a lattice with a light quark mass about that of the strange quark. Both distributions can be well fitted upto r approx 0.7 fm with the exponential form w_i^2(r), where w_i(r)=A exp(-r/r_i). For the charge(c) and matter(m) distributions r_c approx 0.32(2) fm and r_m \\approx 0.24(2) fm. We also discuss the normalisation of the total charge (defined to be unity in the continuum limit) and matter integrated over all space, finding 1.30(5) and 0.4(1) respectively for a lattice spacing approx 0.17 fm.

  14. OntoSIGF - um sistema de informação geográfica baseado em ontologias aplicado à área florestal / OntoSIGF - a geographic information system based on ontologies applied to forestry

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    Bayron Thiengo Quinelato

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento dos sistemas de navegação e posicionamentoglobal, tecnologias web, software, e hardware possibilitaram a rápida expansão do uso de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica (SIG. Ainformação é sempre distribuída e principalmente heterogenia. Contudo,especialistas de domínio usam conceitos e terminologias específi cas e usam diferentes parâmetros para descrever o modelo de um conceito. Estaheterogeneidade semântica das fontes de dados causa sérios problemas, que podem ser resolvidos aplicando o conceito de ontologias. O propósitodeste artigo é o de descrever uma arquitetura baseada em ontologiacapaz de registrar, descrever, organizar e integrar os conhecimentosde um domínio geográfi co fl orestal. Este modelo ontológico descreve os conceitos das informações geográfi cas e suas relações, facilitando o acesso às informações em arquivos e bases de dados, independente de onde essas informações estejam armazenadas

  15. Wind Speed Forecasting Based on Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimization and Radial Basis Function Neural Network Model%基于量子粒子群-径向基神经网络模型的风速预测

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    赵高强; 傅(王乐)

    2011-01-01

    风速预测对风电场和电力系统的运行都具有重要意义.为了提高风速预测的精度,提出了一种基于量子粒子群-径向基神经网络模型,在确定网络隐含层节点数后,将RBF网络的参数编码成优化算法中的粒子个体进行优化,在全局空间搜索最优适应值的参数.用优化后的神经网络进行风速预测,实例结果表明该算法在预测速度和精度上都得到了提高.%Forecasting of wind speed is very important to the operation of wind power plants and power systems.To improve the wind speed forecasting accuracy, a model based on quantum- behaved particle swarm optimization and radial basis function neural network algorithm is proposed.After the number of nodes in hidden layer is confirmed and all parameters of RBF nets are coded to individual particles to optimize learning algorithm, the parameter of optimal-adaptive values can be searched in global space.Using the optimized neural network to forecast wind speed,and some calculation examples were abtained.The results showed that the new method can improve the speed and accuracy of prediction.

  16. 竞争型径向基过程神经网络时序分类器%A time series classifier based on a competitive radial basis process neural network

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    葛利; 印桂生

    2012-01-01

    In considering the time series classification problem, a time series classifier was presented based on a competitive radial basis process neural network. The definition of the compound competition process neuron unit was given. The compound competition process neuron hidden layer was added to the network. Making use of the characteristics of the time-varied input (unction, pattern matching and temporal aggregation operation of time-varied input information were a-chieved by competition process neuron units. The learning algorithm was given. The calculation of linear connection weight in the output layer'were omitted, and the network structure and training process were simplified. The algorithm improves the network generalization ability. Finally, the effectiveness of the classifier was proven by a multivariable time series classification problem in the UCI data set.%针对时序分类问题,提出一种竞争型径向基过程神经网络时序分类器.给出了复合竞争过程神经元单元的定义,引入复合竞争过程神经元隐层,利用竞争型径向基过程神经网络输入为时变函数的特点,由复合竞争过程神经元单元完成对过程式输入信息的模式匹配和时空聚合运算,给出了具体学习算法,省去了输出层线性连接权的计算,简化了网络结构和训练过程,提高了网络泛化能力.最后以UCI数据集多变量时序分类问题验证了分类器的有效性.

  17. Prevalência e fatores associados ao transtorno da conduta entre adolescentes: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence and factors associated with behavioral disorders in adolescents: a population-based study

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    Ana Laura Sica Cruzeiro; Ricardo Azevedo da Silva; Bernardo Lessa Horta; Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza; Augusto Duarte Faria; Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro; Inessa de Oliveira Silveira; Cecília Dieguez Ferreira

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho procurou estimar a prevalência e os fatores associados ao transtorno da conduta em adolescentes com idade entre 11 e 15 anos. Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 1.145 adolescentes na cidade de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Os adolescentes responderam a um questionário auto-aplicado. O transtorno da conduta foi avaliado através do Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Foi investigada a associação desta psicopatologia com sexo, idade, nível sócio-econômico...

  18. Desenvolvimento de um monitor de apneia pediátrico

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    Caldeira, Gonçalo José Martins

    2009-01-01

    O trabalho apresentado tem por base o desenvolvimento de um monitor de apneia do sono pediátrico. Aborda questões ao nível da fisiologia respiratória e da mecânica pulmonar de um indivíduo. Apresenta uma proposta de desenvolvimento de um monitor de aquisição e identificação de sinais respiratórios, a fim de efectuar a detecção da apneia do sono.

  19. Tuberculose no Brasil: construção de um sistema de vigilância de base territorial Tuberculosis in Brazil: construction of a territorially based surveillance system

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    Wayner Vieira Souza

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a ocorrência da tuberculose, identificando variáveis definidoras de situações coletivas de risco que determinam sua distribuição espacial, como subsídio à implantação de um sistema de vigilância de base territorial para controle da tuberculose. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico realizado no período 1996-2000, em Olinda, município da região metropolitana do Recife, PE. A mediana do número de casos de tuberculose, notificados por setor censitário, serviu como ponto de corte para caracterização das áreas de alta e baixa transmissão. Um modelo de regressão logística, utilizando essa variável resposta, permitiu estimar as "odds-ratio" de algumas variáveis socioeconômicas do Censo Demográfico de 2000 e de outras co-variáveis relacionadas com a transmissão da doença. RESULTADOS: A tuberculose em Olinda apresentou altas taxas de incidência no período (média de 111 casos por 100.000 habitantes. Verificou-se que são significativamente associadas à ocorrência da tuberculose, as variáveis: média de moradores por domicílio (OR=2,2; IC 95%: 1,3; 3,6; existência de famílias com mais de um caso no período (OR=5,1; IC 95%: 2,3; 11,3; e presença de casos de retratamento (OR=6,8; IC 95%: 2,7; 17,1. Setores censitários com a ocorrência desses dois últimos eventos concentraram 45% do total de casos do período, representando apenas 28% da população do município. CONCLUSÕES: Duas das três variáveis explicativas associadas a maiores taxas de incidência da doença são informações que devem ser monitorizadas, em nível local, pelo sistema de vigilância da tuberculose. O simples mapeamento de casos de retratamento e de domicílios com ocorrência de repetidos casos, permitiria refinar o foco de atenção em micro-áreas prioritárias para intervenções intensivas, como forma de enfrentar o problema da tuberculose.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the occurrence of tuberculosis and to identify variables that define

  20. Um material alternativo à base de SBS para substituir a guta percha no tratamento endodôntico An alternative filling material to replace gutta percha in endodontic treatment

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    Bárbara M. da Conceição

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A guta percha é um dos materiais obturadores mais usados nos tratamentos endodônticos. Este polímero é obtido de poucas espécies de árvores do arquipélago malaio. Sua grande desvantagem é que pode degradar com o tempo devido ao envelhecimento e esta degradação pode ser potencializada com aquecimento durante a obturação. Neste trabalho foram desenvolvidos cones de tratamento endodôntico à base de SBS. Os estudos clínicos mostraram que este novo material pode ser utilizado nas técnicas de obturação a frio e a quente. No caso de um retratamento, foram empregados os mesmos solventes para a guta percha. Porém, a grande vantagem é que estes cones de SBS, por apresentarem uma resistência à abrasão inferior à dos cones de guta percha, são mais facilmente removidos da cavidade do dente, preservando, assim, as paredes do mesmo. As curvas de TGA mostraram que o compósito de SBS apresenta temperatura de degradação superior à da guta percha, indicando um material mais estável à temperatura, característica importante para o processo de obturação do dente.Gutta percha is the most widely used dental material for root canal fillings and has been used for over 100 years. It is obtained from a few species of trees in the Malaio archipelago. The disadvantage of gutta percha is its degradability upon aging which can be enhanced when heat is used during obturation. In this work, dental cones based on SBS were developed. Clinical results showed that the new material can be used in warm as well as in cold obturation techniques. In the case of retreatment the new material was found to be easier and faster to be removed from the canal, thus preserving the teeth walls. The same behavior was observed when a solvent was used. Furthermore, the new material exhibited a higher degradation temperature which is an indication of its higher temperature stability, an important characteristic during the obturation process.

  1. Prevalência de deficiência visual de perto e fatores associados: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence of near vision deficiency and related factors: a population-based study in Brazil

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    Wladimir Ribeiro Duarte

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo teve como objetivo estimar a prevalência de presbiopia em adultos com trinta anos ou mais e explorar características associadas, como variáveis demográficas, sócio-econômicas e individuais. Realizou-se um estudo transversal de base populacional com 3.007 adultos acima de trinta anos em Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Avaliou-se a acuidade visual para perto com a tabela de Jaeger e as outras variáveis foram investigadas através de questionários padronizados e pré-codificados. Encontrou-se uma prevalência de 54,7% de presbiopia na amostra estudada. Quando a acuidade visual foi medida utilizando meios de correção visual, a prevalência encontrada foi de 29,3%. As variáveis idade e sexo feminino se mostraram associadas com o desfecho, controlando-se para fatores de confusão. Cerca de 42,4% da amostra referiram não necessitar da visão de perto nas suas tarefas habituais. Concluiu-se que a presbiopia tem elevada prevalência na população adulta e se relaciona diretamente com o aumento da idade (especialmente após os 45 anos manifestando-se mais precocemente nas mulheres. Em 30% dos usuários de correção visual a mesma não é adequada para visão de perto.The objective of this article was to estimate the prevalence of presbyopia in adults ³ 30 years and explore associated characteristics such as demographic, socioeconomic, and individual variables. A cross-sectional, population-based study was performed with 3,007 adults ³ 30 years in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Near vision acuity was evaluated using the Jaeger table, and other variables were investigated using standardized, pre-coded questionnaires. Prevalence of presbyopia was 54.7%. When visual acuity was measured using visual corrective means, prevalence was 29.34%. Age and female gender were associated with the outcome variable after controlling for confounding. Some 42.4% of the sample reported not requiring near vision for routine daily tasks. The

  2. Determinantes da utilização de serviços odontológicos entre adultos: um estudo de base populacional em Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Camila Dal-Bó Coradini Miranda; Marco Aurélio Peres

    2013-01-01

    Objetivou-se estimar a prevalência da utilização dos serviços odontológicos entre adultos e os fatores associados. Realizou-se um estudo transversal, de base populacional, com 1.720 adultos de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil, em 2009. A associação entre a utilização de serviços odontológicos e fatores predisponentes, facilitadores e de necessidade, em nível individual, foi testada. A análise multivariável deu-se por meio de regressão de Poisson e estratificou-se por local da última cons...

  3. Radial electric fields for improved tokamak performance

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    The influence of externally-imposed radial electric fields on the fusion energy output, energy multiplication, and alpha-particle ash build-up in a TFTR-sized, fusing tokamak plasma is explored. In an idealized tokamak plasma, an externally-imposed radial electric field leads to plasma rotation, but no charge current flows across the magnetic fields. However, a realistically-low neutral density profile generates a non-zero cross-field conductivity and the species dependence of this conductivity allows the electric field to selectively alter radial particle transport

  4. ESTUDIO ANATÓMICO DE LA RAMA SUPERFICIAL DEL NERVIO RADIAL. IMPLICACIONES QUIRÚRGICAS Superficial branch of radial nerve: an anatomical study and its surgical implications

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Conocer la anatomía de la rama superficial del nervio radial, es indispensable para la adecuada práctica de cirugías que involucran la mano y la muñeca. Objetivo. Determinar las relaciones del nervio radial y sus ramas con el tubérculo de Lister, la apófisis estiloides del radio y la distribución en el dorso de la mano. Material y métodos. Se disecaron 25 piezas de cadáveres frescos. Se identificó la rama superficial del nervio radial y se midió la distancia entre la salida del nervio y la apófisis estiloides del radio. Se identificaron las ramas del nervio en el antebrazo distal y en la muñeca y se midieron respecto a la apófisis estiloides y al tubérculo de Lister. Resultados. La rama superficial del nervio radial emergió en la región dorsal y radial del tercio distal del antebrazo entre el músculo braquiradialis y el extensor carpis radialis longus, a una distancia de 8,45 cm proximal a la apófisis estiloides. Su primera rama de división discurrió palmar a la apófisis estiloides radial a una distancia promedio de 0,74 cm respecto a la misma. El tronco principal se dividió en varias ramas terminales así: proximal a la apófisis estiloides del radio (28%, a nivel de la misma (12% y distal (60%. El patrón de distribución de las ramas nerviosas en la base de los dedos más frecuente fue el del primero, segundo y el lado radial del tercer dedo (56%. Discusión. Este estudio mostró la gran variabilidad de la rama superficial del nervio radial en el dorso de la mano y la alta probabilidad de daño del mismo durante los procedimientos abiertos, artroscópicos o procedimientos percutáneos en la muñeca.Background. The anatomy of the superficial branch of radial nerve is essential for the proper practice of surgery involving the hand and wrist. Objetive. Determine relationship between the superficial radial nerve and his branches with the radial styloid process level, Lister’s tubercle and the distribution of

  5. Characteristics of elution profile in radial chromatography under linear conditions

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    ZHANG; Weibing; SHAN; Yichu; Andreas; Seidel-Morgenster

    2005-01-01

    Based on the mass balance equations of solute transfer in the radial chromatographic column, the theoretical expression to describe the column efficiency and shape of elution profile is obtained under linear isotherm case.Moreover, the tendency for the variation of column efficiency and symmetry of peak profile is systematically discussed.The results showed that in radial chromatography the relationship between the column efficiency and volumetric flow rate is similar with that relationship in axial chromatography; relatively high column efficiency still can be obtained under high flow rate in radial chromatography.Accompanying the increase of retention factor of solutes and injection time, the column efficiency decreases monotonously.The effect of column diameter and column length on the column efficiency interfere with each other.It is more advantageous to increase the column efficiency by applying columns with larger column diameter and shorter column length.According to the discussion of the effect of diffusion on the column efficiency, radial chromatography is proved to be suitable for the separation of samples with relatively high diffusion coefficient, which predicts its obvious advantage in the preparative separation of samples such as proteins and DNA.

  6. Radial vibration and ultrasonic field of a long tubular ultrasonic radiator.

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    Shuyu, Lin; Zhiqiang, Fu; Xiaoli, Zhang; Yong, Wang; Jing, Hu

    2013-09-01

    The radial vibration of a metal long circular tube is studied analytically and its electro-mechanical equivalent circuit is obtained. Based on the equivalent circuit, the radial resonance frequency equation is derived. The theoretical relationship between the radial resonance frequency and the geometrical dimensions is studied. Finite element method is used to simulate the radial vibration and the radiated ultrasonic field and the results are compared with those from the analytical method. It is concluded that the radial resonance frequency for a solid metal rod is larger than that for a metal tube with the same outer radius. The radial resonance frequencies from the analytical method are in good agreement with those from the numerical method. Based on the acoustic field analysis, it is concluded that the long metal tube with small wall thickness is superior to that with large wall thickness in producing radial vibration and ultrasonic radiation. Therefore, it is expected to be used as an effective radial ultrasonic radiator in ultrasonic sewage treatment, ultrasonic antiscale and descaling and other ultrasonic liquid handling applications. PMID:23466008

  7. Radial interchange motions of plasma filaments

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    Garcia, O.E.; Bian, N.H.; Fundamenski, W.

    2006-01-01

    Radial convection of isolated filamentary structures due to interchange motions in magnetized plasmas is investigated. Following a basic discussion of vorticity generation, ballooning, and the role of sheaths, a two-field interchange model is studied by means of numerical simulations on a...... biperiodic domain perpendicular to the magnetic field. It is demonstrated that a blob-like plasma structure develops dipolar vorticity and electrostatic potential fields, resulting in rapid radial acceleration and formation of a steep front and a trailing wake. While the dynamical evolution strongly depends...... on the amount of collisional diffusion and viscosity, the structure travels a radial distance many times its initial size in all parameter regimes in the absence of sheath dissipation. In the ideal limit, there is an inertial scaling for the maximum radial velocity of isolated filaments. This...

  8. Guidance cue for cortical radial migration discovered

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The regulatory mechanism for neuronal migration in the developing cortex is a major unsolved problem in developmental neurobiology. It is generally accepted that the migration of newborn pyramidal neurons from the ventricular zone toward upper cortical layers is guided by radial glial fibers in the developing cortex, and that the laminar structure of the cortex is formed through regulated attachment and detachment of migrating neurons with radial glial fibers.

  9. Capabilities of Radial and Kernel Networks

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    Brno: University of Technology, 2013 - (Matoušek, R.), s. 233-238 ISBN 978-80-214-4755-4. ISSN 1803-3814. [MENDEL 2013. International Conference on Soft Computing /19./. Brno (CZ), 26.06.2013-28.06.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD13002 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : artificial neural networks * radial-basis-function * kernel units * advantages and limitations of networks * Gaussian kernel and radial networks Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science

  10. Use of an Eight-arm Radial Water Maze to Assess Working and Reference Memory Following Neonatal Brain Injury

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    stephanie c penley; Gaudet, Cynthia M.; Threlkeld, Steven W.

    2013-01-01

    Working and reference memory are commonly assessed using the land based radial arm maze. However, this paradigm requires pretraining, food deprivation, and may introduce scent cue confounds. The eight-arm radial water maze is designed to evaluate reference and working memory performance simultaneously by requiring subjects to use extra-maze cues to locate escape platforms and remedies the limitations observed in land based radial arm maze designs. Specifically, subjects are required to avoid ...

  11. Determinantes da utilização de serviços odontológicos entre adultos: um estudo de base populacional em Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Camila Dal-Bó Coradini Miranda

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estimar a prevalência da utilização dos serviços odontológicos entre adultos e os fatores associados. Realizou-se um estudo transversal, de base populacional, com 1.720 adultos de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil, em 2009. A associação entre a utilização de serviços odontológicos e fatores predisponentes, facilitadores e de necessidade, em nível individual, foi testada. A análise multivariável deu-se por meio de regressão de Poisson e estratificou-se por local da última consulta. A prevalência do uso de serviços odontológicos foi de 66% (IC95%: 62,9-70,7. A prevalência de consulta odontológica foi 20% maior entre as mulheres e 72% entre os mais escolarizados; estes, também foram a maioria nos serviços público e privado. A proporção de pessoas que tinham plano de saúde e utilizaram o serviço foi 13% maior do que as que não tinham. Em Florianópolis, o uso de serviços odontológicos é essencialmente privado e a escolaridade é a variável mais importante. Sugere-se um monitoramento dos fatores associados para que se obtenha uma utilização equitativa dos serviços.

  12. Longitudinal Dispersivity in a Radial Diverging Flow Field

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    Seaman, J. C.; Wilson, M.; Bertsch, P. M.; Aburime, S. A.

    2005-12-01

    Hydrodynamic dispersion is an important factor controlling contaminant migration in the subsurface environment. However, few comprehensive data sets exist for evaluating the impact of travel distance and site heterogeneity on solute dispersion under non-uniform flow conditions. In addition, anionic tracers are often used to estimate physical transport parameters based on an erroneous assumption of conservative (i.e., non-reactive) behavior. Therefore, a series of field experiments using tritiated water and several other commonly used hydrologic tracers (Br, Cl, FBAs) were conducted in the water-table aquifer on the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (Aiken, SC) to evaluate solute transport processes in a diverging radial flow field. For each experiment, tracer-free groundwater was injected for approximately 24 hours at a fixed rate of 56.7 L/min (15 gpm) to establish a forced radial gradient prior to the introduction of a tracer pulse. After the tracer pulse, the forced gradient was maintained throughout the experiment using non-labeled groundwater. Tracer migration was monitored using a set of six sampling wells radially spaced at approximate distances of 1.5, 3, and 4.5 meters from a central injection well. Each sampling well was further divided into three discrete sampling depths that were monitored continuously throughout the course of the tracer experiment. At various time intervals, discrete groundwater samples were collected from all 18 sampling ports for tritium analysis. Longitudinal dispersivity for tritium breakthrough at each sampling location was estimated using analytical approximations of the convection dispersion equation (CDE) for radial flow assuming an instantaneous Dirac pulse and a pulse of known duration. The results were also compared to dispersivity values derived from fitting the tracer data to analytical solutions derived from assuming uniform flow conditions. Tremendous variation in dispersivity values and tracer arrival

  13. Um modelo de leitura

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    Carla Viana Cascarelli; Mike Dillinger

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a model ofreading processing based mainly on Fodor's (1983) theory ofthe modularity ofthe mind. According to this model there are many domains ofprocessing in reading. Some ofthem are part of the linguistic module and others are part ofthe cognitive processor. Among the domains of the linguistic module there are lexical access and sintactic parsing. To build up the propositional scheme of a text and to integrate the propositional macrostructure of the text to the reader's ...

  14. Analysis of radial basis function interpolation approach

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    Zou You-Long; Hu Fa-Long; Zhou Can-Can; Li Chao-Liu; Dunn Keh-Jim

    2013-01-01

    The radial basis function (RBF) interpolation approach proposed by Freedman is used to solve inverse problems encountered in well-logging and other petrophysical issues. The approach is to predict petrophysical properties in the laboratory on the basis of physical rock datasets, which include the formation factor, viscosity, permeability, and molecular composition. However, this approach does not consider the effect of spatial distribution of the calibration data on the interpolation result. This study proposes a new RBF interpolation approach based on the Freedman's RBF interpolation approach, by which the unit basis functions are uniformly populated in the space domain. The inverse results of the two approaches are comparatively analyzed by using our datasets. We determine that although the interpolation effects of the two approaches are equivalent, the new approach is more flexible and beneficial for reducing the number of basis functions when the database is large, resulting in simplification of the interpolation function expression. However, the predicted results of the central data are not sufficiently satisfied when the data clusters are far apart.

  15. The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Fourth data release

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    Kordopatis, G; Steinmetz, M; Boeche, C; Seabroke, G M; Siebert, A; Zwitter, T; Binney, J; de Laverny, P; Recio-Blanco, A; Williams, M E K; Piffl, T; Enke, H; Roeser, S; Bijaoui, A; Wyse, R F G; Freeman, K; Munari, U; Carillo, I; Anguiano, B; Burton, D; Campbell, R; Cass, C J P; Fiegert, K; Hartley, M; Parker, Q A; Reid, W; Ritter, A; Russell, K S; Stupart, M; Watson, F G; Bienayme, O; Bland-Hawthorn, J; Gerhard, O; Gibson, B K; Grebel, E K; Helmi, A; Navarro, J F; Conrad, C; Famaey, B; Faure, C; Just, A; Kos, J; Matijevic, G; McMillan, P J; Minchev, I; Scholz, R; Sharma, S; Siviero, A; de Boer, E Wylie; Zerjal, M

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    We present the stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, overall metallicity), radial velocities, individual abundances and distances determined for 425 561 stars, which constitute the fourth public data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE). The stellar atmospheric parameters are computed using a new pipeline, based on the algorithms of MATISSE and DEGAS. The spectral degeneracies and the 2MASS photometric information are now better taken into consideration, improving the parameter determination compared to the previous RAVE data releases. The individual abundances for six elements (magnesium, aluminum, silicon, titanium, iron and nickel) are also given, based on a special-purpose pipeline which is also improved compared to that available for the RAVE DR3 and Chemical DR1 data releases. Together with photometric information and proper motions, these data can be retrieved from the RAVE collaboration website and the Vizier database.

  16. The Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Fourth Data Release

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    Kordopatis, Georges; RAVE Collaboration

    2014-01-01

    We present the stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, overall metallicity), radial velocities, individual abundances and distances determined for 425 561 stars, which constitute the fourth public data release of the intermediate spectroscopic stellar survey of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE). Compared to previous RAVE data releases, the present one increases the available catalog size by an order of magnitude. The stellar atmospheric parameters are computed using a new pipeline, based on the algorithms of MATISSE and DEGAS. The spectral degeneracies and the 2MASS photometric information are now better taken into consideration, improving the parameter determination compared to the previous RAVE data releases. The individual abundances for six elements (magnesium, aluminum, silicon, titanium, iron and nickel) are also given, based on a special-purpose pipeline which is also improved compared to that available for the previous data releases. Together with photometric information and proper motions, these data can be retrieved from the RAVE collaboration website and the Vizier database.

  17. Vedalogic: um método de Verificação de Dados Climatológicos Apoiado em Modelos Minerados Vedalogic: a Method of Climatologic Data Verification based on Data Mining Models

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    Henrique Gonçalves Salvador

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresenta-se um Método de Verificação de Dados Climatológicos Apoiado em Modelos Minerados - VEDALOGIC para o Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo Brasileiro (ICEA. O VEDALOGIC consiste de uma verificação de dados, utilizando-se de modelos criados com algoritmos de Mineração de Dados. O Método utiliza modelos de clustering, gerados a partir de uma série histórica, que propiciam a identificação de grupos homogêneos em uma Base de Dados Climatológicos (BDC. A partir desses modelos, torna-se possível a detecção de inconformidades nos dados, denominadas pontos estranhos (outliers. Após a detecção de um outlier, este é classificado/predito, de acordo com o modelo de árvore de decisão, gerado também a partir de uma série histórica. O valor encontrado com base na árvore de decisão é adotado como sugestão para a correção do outlier, contribuindo com a consistência dos dados no BDC. Neste artigo, utilizam-se os seguintes algoritmos: Expectation-Maximization (EM e K-means para clustering; e REPTree e M5P para classificação/predição. Para a verificação da eficiência do VEDALOGIC, inseriram-se, artificialmente, dados ruidosos em um conjunto de dados, os quais foram todos detectados pelo VEDALOGIC, que sugeriu valores para correção com uma precisão média superior a 98%.This work presents the VEDALOGIC - Method for Climatologic Data Verification - based on Data Mining Models, to be used by the "Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo Brasileiro" (ICEA. The VEDALOGIC method consists of a data verification using Data Mining algorithm models. The method uses clustering models generated from a historical series that provide the identification of homogeneous groups in the Climatologic Data Base (CDB. This method, based on clustering models, detects unconformities, named outliers. Detected outliers are classified/predicted according to the decision tree models which are also built from historic data. The

  18. Micromachining with femtosecond laser written radial polarization converter

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    Beresna, M.; Gecevičius, M.; Kazansky, P. G.; Bellouard, Y.; Champion, A.

    2012-01-01

    Structures for microfluidics are fabricated with radially polarized femtosecond laser beam. Radial polarization is produced using birefringent optical element. Omnidirectional etching can be achieved using cylindrically symmetric polarization.

  19. Um modelo de leitura

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    Carla Viana Cascarelli

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a model ofreading processing based mainly on Fodor's (1983 theory ofthe modularity ofthe mind. According to this model there are many domains ofprocessing in reading. Some ofthem are part of the linguistic module and others are part ofthe cognitive processor. Among the domains of the linguistic module there are lexical access and sintactic parsing. To build up the propositional scheme of a text and to integrate the propositional macrostructure of the text to the reader's previous knowledge are tasks ofthe cognitive processor. This model also proposes aninterface between the linguistic module and the cognitive processor, where semantic parsing takes place.

  20. Radial breathing mode of carbon nanotubes subjected to axial pressure

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    Lei, Xiao-Wen; Ni, Qing-Qing; Shi, Jin-Xing; Natsuki, Toshiaki

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, a theoretical analysis of the radial breathing mode (RBM) of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) subjected to axial pressure is presented based on an elastic continuum model. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are described as an individual elastic shell and double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) are considered to be two shells coupled through the van der Waals force. The effects of axial pressure, wave numbers and nanotube diameter on the RBM frequency are investigated in detail. Th...

  1. Optimal strategies of radial velocity observations in planet search surveys

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    Baluev, Roman V.

    2008-01-01

    Applications of the theory of optimal design of experiments to radial velocity planet search surveys are considered. Different optimality criteria are discussed, basing on the Fisher, Shannon, and Kullback-Leibler informations. Algorithms of optimal scheduling of RV observations for two important practical problems are considered. The first problem is finding the time for future observations to yield the maximum improvement of the precision of exoplanetary orbital parameters and masses. The s...

  2. Monorquidismo em um equino marchador

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    Jéssica Fontana de Magalhães

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O monorquidismo é um quadro raramente descrito em equinos, que não apresenta descrições prévias na literatura nacional. Trata-se de um equino adulto brasileiro, com oito anos de idade, sem raça definida, porém com características de raças de origem nacional. Por abordagem inguinal do lado esquerdo, localizou-se a túnica vaginal intacta, que, aberta, continha a cauda de um epidídimo mal formado, o ducto deferente e um delgado pedículo vascular, mas sem indícios de testículo. Exames histológicos e hormonais confirmaram a ausência de tecido testicular. Conclui-se que os exames histológicos e hormonais são essenciais para o diagnóstico de monorquidismo que, apesar de raro, também pode acometer equinos nacionais

  3. Assistência ao parto em São Leopoldo (RS: um estudo de base populacional Assistance to obstetrical deliveries in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul State: a population-based study

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    Margareth Schreiner

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi descrever as condições estruturais de assistência ao parto, estabelecer o percentual de cesarianas, as características de atenção ao parto e verificar a associação do tipo e presença de pediatra no parto com variáveis socioeconômicas. Foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional, incluindo 840 mulheres de 20 a 49 anos residentes na zona urbana de São Leopoldo (RS. Entre as 840 mulheres entrevistadas na pesquisa, 36 (4,3% tiveram filho nos doze meses anteriores à realização da pesquisa. O percentual de mulheres que tiveram parto cesáreo foi de 52,8%. Quanto à realização do parto, 97,2% foram feitos por médico e 72,2% das mulheres referiram a presença de pediatra no momento do parto. O financiamento do parto ocorreu em 68,6% dos casos pelo SUS, 20% foram financiados pelos planos privados de saúde e 11,4% foram pagos de forma particular. O parto cesáreo foi menos frequente entre as mulheres de nível socioeconômico mais baixo (RP 0,42; IC95% 0,20-0,86. Verificou-se que 30,4% das mulheres que receberam cuidados pelo SUS não manifestaram presença de pediatra no momento do parto. Foram encontradas evidências mostrando a associação de tipo de parto e variáveis que expressam classe econômica, sendo possível afirmar que a remuneração interfere no tipo de parto.The study was carried out to describe the deliveries structural conditions, characteristics of assistance to the deliveries, to establish the percentage of cesarean section, and to verify the association between the presence of the pediatrician and the type of childbirth with socioeconomic variables. A cross-sectional population-based study was carried out including 840 women from 20 to 49 years old resident in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul State. Among them, 36 (4.3% had children within 12 months prior the research. The percentage of women who had caesarian delivery was 52.8%. Regarding the obstetric delivery, 97.2% had been assisted

  4. Utilização de serviços odontológicos e fatores associados: um estudo de base populacional no Sul do Brasil Use of dental services and associated factors: a population-based study in southern Brazil

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    Camila Silveira de Araújo; Rosângela da Costa Lima; Marco Aurélio Peres; Barros, Aluísio J D

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar padrões de utilização de serviços odontológicos na população de um município de porte médio. Realizou-se um inquérito de base populacional em Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com uma amostra de 4.226 indivíduos de dez anos ou mais. Empregou-se a regressão de Poisson para analisar os fatores associados; 50,9% (IC95%: 49,3-52,4) dos entrevistados consultaram com dentista no último ano. A proporção da população que realizou consultas, no último ano, entr...

  5. Intraoperative hemodynamic evaluation of the radial and ulnar arteries during free radial forearm flap procedure.

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    Lorenzetti, Fulvio; Giordano, Salvatore; Suominen, Erkki; Asko-Seljavaara, Sirpa; Suominen, Sinikka

    2010-02-01

    The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the blood flow of the radial and ulnar arteries before and after radial forearm flap raising. Twenty-two patients underwent radial forearm microvascular reconstruction for leg soft tissue defects. Blood flow of the radial, ulnar, and recipient arteries was measured intraoperatively by transit-time and ultrasonic flowmeter. In the in situ radial artery, the mean blood flow was 60.5 +/- 47.7 mL/min before, 6.7 +/- 4.1 mL/min after raising the flap, and 5.8 +/- 2.0 mL/min after end-to-end anastomosis to the recipient artery. In the ulnar artery, the mean blood flow was 60.5 +/- 43.3 mL/min before harvesting the radial forearm flap and significantly increased to 85.7 +/- 57.9 mL/min after radial artery sacrifice. A significant difference was also found between this value and the value of blood flow in the ulnar and radial arteries pooled together ( P < 0.05). The vascular resistance in the ulnar artery decreased significantly after the radial artery flap raising (from 2.7 +/- 3.1 to 1.9 +/- 2.2 peripheral resistance units, P = 0.010). The forearm has a conspicuous arterial vascularization not only through the radial and ulnar arteries but also through the interosseous system. The raising of the radial forearm flap increases blood flow and decreases vascular resistance in the ulnar artery. PMID:19902406

  6. Radial Artery Coursing Behind the Biceps Brachii Tendon: Significance for the Transradial Catheterization and a Clinically Oriented Classification of the Radial Artery Variations

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    In routine clinical practice the variations of the radial artery are the main reason for technical failure during transradial catheterization. If these variations are well documented, however, they do not represent a problem in the transradial approach. Therefore, we report here a rare case of the radial artery which is very strange but potentially valuable for the clinical practice: it arises at a right angle from the brachial artery and passes behind the biceps brachii tendon. Based on our findings and on an extensive literature review, we propose for the first time a clinically oriented classification of the variations of the radial artery. This classification is related to the catheterization success at the usual access site of the radial artery at the wrist.

  7. Periodic radial velocity variations in RU Lupi

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    Stempels, H C

    2006-01-01

    Context. RU Lup is a Classical T Tauri star with unusually strong emission lines, which has been interpreted as manifestations of accretion. Recently, evidence has accumulated that this star might have a variable radial velocity. Aims. We intended to investigate in more detail the possible variability in radial velocity using a set of 68 high-resolution spectra taken at the VLT (UVES), the AAT (UCLES) and the CTIO (echelle). Methods. Using standard cross-correlation techniques, we determined the radial velocity of RU Lup. We analysed these results with Phasedispersion minimization and the Lomb-Scargle periodogram and searched for possible periodicities in the obtained radial velocities. We also analysed changes in the absorption line shapes and the photometric variability of RU Lup. Results. Our analysis indicated that RU Lup exhibits variations in radial velocity with a periodicity of 3.71 days and an amplitude of 2.17 km/s. These variations can be explained by the presence of large spots, or groups of spots...

  8. Fast radial flows in transition disk holes

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    Protoplanetary 'transition' disks have large, mass-depleted central cavities, yet also deliver gas onto their host stars at rates comparable to disks without holes. The paradox of simultaneous transparency and accretion can be explained if gas flows inward at much higher radial speeds inside the cavity than outside the cavity, since surface density (and by extension optical depth) varies inversely with inflow velocity at fixed accretion rate. Radial speeds within the cavity might even have to approach free-fall values to explain the huge surface density contrasts inferred for transition disks. We identify observational diagnostics of fast radial inflow in channel maps made in optically thick spectral lines. Signatures include (1) twisted isophotes in maps made at low systemic velocities and (2) rotation of structures observed between maps made in high-velocity line wings. As a test case, we apply our new diagnostic tools to archival Atacama Large Millimeter Array data on the transition disk HD 142527 and uncover evidence for free-fall radial velocities inside its cavity. Although the observed kinematics are also consistent with a disk warp, the radial inflow scenario is preferred because it predicts low surface densities that appear consistent with recent observations of optically thin CO isotopologues in this disk. How material in the disk cavity sheds its angular momentum wholesale to fall freely onto the star is an unsolved problem; gravitational torques exerted by giant planets or brown dwarfs are briefly discussed as a candidate mechanism.

  9. Fast radial flows in transition disk holes

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    Rosenfeld, Katherine A.; Andrews, Sean M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Chiang, Eugene [Departments of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2014-02-20

    Protoplanetary 'transition' disks have large, mass-depleted central cavities, yet also deliver gas onto their host stars at rates comparable to disks without holes. The paradox of simultaneous transparency and accretion can be explained if gas flows inward at much higher radial speeds inside the cavity than outside the cavity, since surface density (and by extension optical depth) varies inversely with inflow velocity at fixed accretion rate. Radial speeds within the cavity might even have to approach free-fall values to explain the huge surface density contrasts inferred for transition disks. We identify observational diagnostics of fast radial inflow in channel maps made in optically thick spectral lines. Signatures include (1) twisted isophotes in maps made at low systemic velocities and (2) rotation of structures observed between maps made in high-velocity line wings. As a test case, we apply our new diagnostic tools to archival Atacama Large Millimeter Array data on the transition disk HD 142527 and uncover evidence for free-fall radial velocities inside its cavity. Although the observed kinematics are also consistent with a disk warp, the radial inflow scenario is preferred because it predicts low surface densities that appear consistent with recent observations of optically thin CO isotopologues in this disk. How material in the disk cavity sheds its angular momentum wholesale to fall freely onto the star is an unsolved problem; gravitational torques exerted by giant planets or brown dwarfs are briefly discussed as a candidate mechanism.

  10. Radial Tunnel Syndrome, Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemma

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    Ali Moradi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Radial tunnel syndrome is a disease which we should consider it in elbow and forearm pains. It is diagnosed with lateral elbow and dorsal forearm pain may radiate to the wrist and dorsum of the fingers. The disease is more prevalent in women with the age of 30 to 50 years old. It occurs by intermittent compression on the radial nerve from the radial head to the inferior border of the supinator muscle, without obvious extensor muscle weakness. Compression could happen in five different sites but the arcade of Frose is the most common area that radial nerve is compressed. To diagnosis radial tunnel syndrome, clinical examination is more important than paraclinic tests such as electrodiagnsic test and imaging studies. The exact site of the pain which can more specified by rule of nine test and weakness of the third finger and wrist extension are valuable physical exams to diagnosis. MRI studies my show muscle edema or atrophy along the distribution of the posterior interosseous nerve. Although non-surgical treatments such as rest, NSAIDs, injections and physiotherapy do not believe to have permanent relief, but it is justify undergoing them before surgery. Surgery could diminish pain and symptoms in 67 to 93 percents of patients completely.

  11. Liquid-base cytology: a new method for oestral cycle study in wistar's rats Citologia de base líquida: um novo método para o estudo do ciclo estral em ratas Wistar

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    Rand Randall Martins

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was the standardization of a collection technique and staining in liquid-base that allies the pratical and cytological wealth, making possible a larger reproductibility and microscopic easiness. METHODS: Female wistar rats (n=20 were submitted to the daily vaginal collection in saline and fastened washed (ether/alcohol and stained in suspension with a solution of Evans Blue 0.025%. The sample was pondered by centrifugation and observed under lens of 40 x. RESULTS: The stained smears allowed clear differentiation of the phases of hormonal cycle (diestrus, proestrus, estrus and metestrus; besides the differentiation of the cellular types in relation to its maturation degree having as parameters the cellular size, nucleus / cytoplasm relationship (NCR and ink reaction. The study demonstrated the existence of three basic cellular patterns: cells with low NCR, accentuated cyanophily and small size; cells with increment in NCR, cyanophilic loss and larger volume cytoplasmatic and without nuclei keratinization cells in squamous aspect. CONCLUSION: The staining of the material allowed, besides the cytological classification, the quantification possibility that would result in a perfected accompaniment of the cycle estrous.OBJETIVOS: O objetivo deste estudo foi à padronização de uma técnica de coleta e coloração em meio líquido que alie a praticidade e a riqueza citológica, possibilitando uma maior reprodutividade e facilidade microscópica. MÉTODOS: Ratas wistar (n=20 foram submetidas à coleta vaginal diária em salina e o lavado fixado (éter/álcool e corado em suspensão com solução de azul de Evans 0,025%. A amostra foi concentrada por centrifugação e observado sob objetiva de 40 x. RESULTADOS: Os esfregaços corados permitiram nítida diferenciação das fases do ciclo hormonal (diestro, proestro, estro e metaestro; além da diferenciação dos tipos celulares em relação ao seu grau de matura

  12. Generalized hypervirial and Blanchard's recurrence relations for radial matrix elements

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    Based on the Hamiltonian identity, we propose a generalized expression of the second hypervirial for an arbitrary central potential wavefunction in arbitrary dimensions D. We demonstrate that the new proposed second hypervirial formula is very powerful in deriving the general Blanchard's and Kramers' recurrence relations among the radial matrix elements. As their useful and important applications, we derive all general Blanchard's and Kramers' recurrence relations and some identities for the Coulomb-like potential, harmonic oscillator and Kratzer oscillator. The recurrence relation and identity between the exponential functions and the powers of the radial function are established for the Morse potential. The corresponding general Blanchard's and Kramers' recurrence relations in 2D are also briefly studied

  13. Invariant quaternion radial harmonic Fourier moments for color image retrieval

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    Xiang-yang, Wang; Wei-yi, Li; Hong-ying, Yang; Pan-pan, Niu; Yong-wei, Li

    2015-03-01

    Moments and moment invariants have become a powerful tool in image processing owing to their image description capability and invariance property. But, conventional methods are mainly introduced to deal with the binary or gray-scale images, and the only approaches for color image always have poor color image description capability. Based on radial harmonic Fourier moments (RHFMs) and quaternion, we introduced the quaternion radial harmonic Fourier moments (QRHFMs) for representing color images in this paper, which can be seen as the generalization of RHFMs for gray-level images. It is shown that the QRHFMs can be obtained from the RHFMs of each color channel. We derived and analyzed the rotation, scaling, and translation (RST) invariant property of QRHFMs. We also discussed the problem of color image retrieval using invariant QRHFMs. Experimental results are provided to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed color image representation.

  14. An Exact Formula for Calculating Inverse Radial Lens Distortions.

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    Drap, Pierre; Lefèvre, Julien

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a new approach to calculating the inverse of radial distortions. The method presented here provides a model of reverse radial distortion, currently modeled by a polynomial expression, that proposes another polynomial expression where the new coefficients are a function of the original ones. After describing the state of the art, the proposed method is developed. It is based on a formal calculus involving a power series used to deduce a recursive formula for the new coefficients. We present several implementations of this method and describe the experiments conducted to assess the validity of the new approach. Such an approach, non-iterative, using another polynomial expression, able to be deduced from the first one, can actually be interesting in terms of performance, reuse of existing software, or bridging between different existing software tools that do not consider distortion from the same point of view. PMID:27258288

  15. An Exact Formula for Calculating Inverse Radial Lens Distortions

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    Drap, Pierre; Lefèvre, Julien

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a new approach to calculating the inverse of radial distortions. The method presented here provides a model of reverse radial distortion, currently modeled by a polynomial expression, that proposes another polynomial expression where the new coefficients are a function of the original ones. After describing the state of the art, the proposed method is developed. It is based on a formal calculus involving a power series used to deduce a recursive formula for the new coefficients. We present several implementations of this method and describe the experiments conducted to assess the validity of the new approach. Such an approach, non-iterative, using another polynomial expression, able to be deduced from the first one, can actually be interesting in terms of performance, reuse of existing software, or bridging between different existing software tools that do not consider distortion from the same point of view. PMID:27258288

  16. Fast imaging of mean, axial and radial diffusion kurtosis

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    Hansen, Brian; Shemesh, Noam; Jespersen, Sune Nørhøj

    2016-01-01

    benefit from more efficient acquisition and computational methods. To meet this demand, we recently developed a method capable of estimating mean kurtosis with only 13 diffusion weighted images. This approach was later shown to provide very accurate mean kurtosis estimates and to be more efficient in...... terms of contrast to noise per unit time. However, insofar, the computation of two other critical DKI parameters, radial and axial kurtosis, has required the estimation of all 22 variables parameterizing the full DKI signal expression. Here, we present two strategies for estimating all of DKI......'s principal parameters – mean kurtosis, radial kurtosis, and axial kurtosis – using only 19 diffusion weighted images, compared to the current state-of-the-art acquisitions typically requiring about 60 images. The first approach is based on axially symmetric diffusion and kurtosis tensors, presented here for...

  17. Prevalência e fatores associados ao transtorno da conduta entre adolescentes: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence and factors associated with behavioral disorders in adolescents: a population-based study

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    Ana Laura Sica Cruzeiro

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procurou estimar a prevalência e os fatores associados ao transtorno da conduta em adolescentes com idade entre 11 e 15 anos. Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 1.145 adolescentes na cidade de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Os adolescentes responderam a um questionário auto-aplicado. O transtorno da conduta foi avaliado através do Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI. Foi investigada a associação desta psicopatologia com sexo, idade, nível sócio-econômico, escolaridade do adolescente, reprovação na escola, religião, sedentarismo, consumo de álcool, tabagismo, uso de drogas, depressão e sofrer bullying. A regressão ordinal foi usada para a análise estatística. Estima-se que, entre os entrevistados, 29,2% tenham transtorno da conduta. Na análise multivariada, a chance de um adolescente apresentar um ponto a mais na escala que avalia transtorno da conduta foi 2,04 (IC95%: 1,53-2,71 vezes maior no sexo masculino. O consumo de bebida alcoólica, o uso de drogas e sofrer bullying estiveram associados com maior pontuação na escala de transtornos de conduta. Os resultados também mostraram que os fatores associados ao transtorno da conduta apontam para a forte interrelação entre comportamentos de saúde na adolescência.This study proposed to estimate the prevalence of behavioral disorders and associated factors in adolescents (11-15 years, using a cross-sectional design (n = 1,145. Subjects answered a self-administered questionnaire. Behavioral disorder was assessed with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI. The study analyzed disorders in relation to gender, age, socioeconomic status, schooling, failure in school, religion, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol consumption, drug use, depression, and bullying (as victim. Ordinal regression was used for the statistical analysis, with a hierarchical model for the outcome. An estimated 29.2% of the sample presented behavioral

  18. Adolescents’ knowledge of oral health: a population-based study = Conhecimento do adolescente em relação a saúde bucal: um estudo de base populacional

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    Granville-Garcia, Ana Flávia

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo: Verificar o conhecimento do adolescente de 10 a 19 anos de escolas públicas de Campina Grande, PB, em relação à saúde bucal. Método: Foi realizado um estudo transversal com amostra probabilística de 679 adolescentes de escolas públicas de Campina Grande, PB. A coleta de dados foi feita por meio de questionário semiestruturado. Os dados foram estatisticamente analisados por testes Qui-Quadrado e Exato de Fischer, ao nível de significância de 5%. Resultados: A maioria recebeu informaç...

  19. Radially local approximation of drift kinetic equation

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    Sugama, H; Satake, S; Kanno, R

    2016-01-01

    A novel radially local approximation of the drift kinetic equation is presented. The new drift kinetic equation that includes both ${\\bf E} \\times {\\bf B}$ and tangential magnetic drift terms is written in the conservative form and it has favorable properties for numerical simulation that any additional terms for particle and energy sources are unnecessary for obtaining stationary solutions under the radially local approximation. These solutions satisfy the intrinsic ambipolarity condition for neoclassical particle fluxes in the presence of quasisymmetry of the magnetic field strength. Also, another radially local drift kinetic equation is presented, from which the positive definiteness of entropy production due to neoclassical transport and Onsager symmetry of neoclassical transport coefficients are derived while it sacrifices the ambipolarity condition for neoclassical particle fluxes in axisymmetric and quasi-symmetric systems.

  20. Optimum Control for Nonlinear Dynamic Radial Deformation of Turbine Casing with Time-Varying LSSVM

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available With the development of the high performance and high reliability of aeroengine, the blade-tip radial running clearance (BTRRC of high pressure turbine seriously influences the reliability and performance of aeroengine, wherein the radial deformation control of turbine casing has to be concerned in BTRRC design. To improve BTRRC design, the optimum control-based probabilistic optimization of turbine casing radial deformation was implemented using time-varying least square support vector machine (T-LSSVM by considering nonlinear material properties and dynamic thermal load. First the T-LSSVM method was proposed and its mathematical model was established. And then the nonlinear dynamic optimal control model of casing radial deformation was constructed with T-LSSVM. Thirdly, through the numerical experiments, the T-LSSVM method is demonstrated to be a promising approach in reducing additional design samples and improving computational efficiency with acceptable computational precision. Through the optimum control-based probabilistic optimization for nonlinear dynamic radial turbine casing deformation, the optimum radial deformation is 7.865 × 10−4 m with acceptable reliability degree 0.995 6, which is reduced by 7.86 × 10−5 m relative to that before optimization. These results validate the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed T-LSSVM method, which provides a useful insight into casing radial deformation, BTRRC control, and the development of gas turbine with high performance and high reliability.

  1. A participação no processo decisório: um estudo na economia solidária Participation in the decision making process: a study in a solidarity-based economy association

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    Beatriz Centenaro Hellwig

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objeto de estudo a participação e, por cenário, a Economia Popular e Solidária, essa forma de fazer econômico que tem por essência a valorização do trabalho sobre o capital, além das relações de trabalho ancoradas na autogestão, e que cultiva como princípio fundamental a solidariedade. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, baseada em estudo de caso único. A organização onde foi realizado o estudo é uma das treze associações responsáveis pela triagem de resíduos sólidos do Sistema Integrado de Resíduos Sólidos (GIRS, implantado pela Prefeitura Municipal de Porto Alegre em 1989, conforme o princípio da EPS. A análise dos dados revelou, entretanto, um modelo autocrático de gestão e baixo comprometimento dos associados, assim como o fato de que o trabalho é vivenciado como um meio de sobrevivência como outro qualquer. Já as relações entre os trabalhadores são pautadas pela desconfiança e pela competição, fatores que podem estar na origem das elevadas taxas de turnover e do baixo índice de produtividade constatados. Entre as conclusões deste estudo está o reconhecimento da complexidade de reconstruir o laço social.Participation in the decision making process was studied in the scenario of a solidarity-based economy association where work is valued above capital; work relations are anchored in self-management and solidarity is cultivated as a fundamental principle. Exploratory research was done in one of the thirteen associations responsible for solid waste salvage in the Integrated Solid Waste System implemented by the Porto Alegre City Hall in 1989 according to the solidarity-based economy principle. However analysis disclosed an autocratic model of management and limited commitment by associates. Work was considered to be a means of survival, no different from any other. Since relations among the workers are characterized by mistrust and competition, these may be the origin of the

  2. Concepts of radial and angular kinetic energies

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    Dahl, Jens Peder; Schleich, W.P.

    2002-01-01

    We consider a general central-field system in D dimensions and show that the division of the kinetic energy into radial and angular parts proceeds differently in the wave-function picture and the Weyl-Wigner phase-space picture, Thus, the radial and angular kinetic energies are different quantities...... in the two pictures, containing different physical information, but the relation between them is well defined. We discuss this relation and illustrate its nature by examples referring to a free particle and to a ground-state hydrogen atom....

  3. Radial velocity observations of VB10

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    Rodler F.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available VB 10 is the smallest star known to harbor a planet according to the recent astrometric study of Pravdo & Shaklan [1]. Here we present near-infrared (J-band radial velocity of VB 10 performed from high resolution (R~20,000 spectroscopy (NIRSPEC/KECK II. Our results [2] suggest radial velocity variability with amplitude of ~1 km/s, a result that is consistent with the presence of a massive planet companion around VB10 as found via long-term astrometric monitoring of the star by Pravdo & Shaklan. Employing an entirely different technique we verify the results of Pravdo & Shaklan.

  4. Precise Near-Infrared Radial Velocities

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    Plavchan, Peter; Gagne, Jonathan; Furlan, Elise; Brinkworth, Carolyn; Bottom, Michael; Tanner, Angelle; Anglada-Escude, Guillem; White, Russel; Davison, Cassy; Mills, Sean; Beichman, Chas; Johnson, John Asher; Ciardi, David; Wallace, Kent; Mennesson, Bertrand; Vasisht, Gautam; Prato, Lisa; Kane, Stephen; Crawford, Sam; Crawford, Tim; Sung, Keeyoon; Drouin, Brian; Lin, Sean; Leifer, Stephanie; Catanzarite, Joe; Henry, Todd; von Braun, Kaspar; Walp, Bernie; Geneser, Claire; Ogden, Nick; Stufflebeam, Andrew; Pohl, Garrett; Regan, Joe

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    We present the results of two 2.3 micron near-infrared radial velocity surveys to detect exoplanets around 36 nearby and young M dwarfs. We use the CSHELL spectrograph (R ~46,000) at the NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility, combined with an isotopic methane absorption gas cell for common optical path relative wavelength calibration. We have developed a sophisticated RV forward modeling code that accounts for fringing and other instrumental artifacts present in the spectra. With a spectral grasp of only 5 nm, we are able to reach long-term radial velocity dispersions of ~20-30 m/s on our survey targets.

  5. Plasma signatures of radial field power dropouts

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    A class of small scale structures, with a near-radial magnetic field and a drop in magnetic field fluctuation power, have recently been identified in the polar solar wind. An earlier study of 24 events, each lasting for 6 hours or more, identified no clear plasma signature. In an extension of that work, radial intervals lasting for 4 hours or more (89 in total), have been used to search for a statistically significant plasma signature. It was found that, despite considerable variations between intervals, there was a small but significant drop, on average, in plasma temperature, density and β during these events. copyright 1999 American Institute of Physics

  6. Plasma Signatures of Radial Field Power Dropouts

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    A class of small scale structures, with a near-radial magnetic field and a drop in magnetic field fluctuation power, have recently been identified in the polar solar wind. An earlier study of 24 events, each lasting for 6 hours or more, identified no clear plasma signature. In an extension of that work, radial intervals lasting for 4 hours or more (89 in total), have been used to search for a statistically significant plasma signature. It was found that, despite considerable variations between intervals, there was a small but significant drop, on average, in plasma temperature, density and β during these events

  7. 基于进化算法的隐神经元可调径向基函数网络%An Evolutionary Programming Based on Hidden Neuron Modifiable Radial Basis Function Networks

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    陈向东; 唐景山; 宋爱国

    2000-01-01

    In this paper,an improved radial basis function networks named hidden neuron modifiable radial basis function (IINMRBF) networks is proposed for target classification,and evolutionary programming (EP) is used as a learning algorithm to determine and modify the hidden neuron of HNMRBF nets.The result of passive sonar target classification shows that HNMRBF nets can effectively solve the problem of traditional neural networks,i.e.learning new target patterns on-line will cause forgetting of the old patterns.%本文提出了一种改进的称为隐神经元可调径向基函数神经网络(HNMRBF),并且应用进化规划算法作为聚类算法来决定和修改HNMRBF网络的隐神经元.最后,我们使用基于进化规划算法的HMRBF网络来进行被动声纳信号目标的分类,结果表明HNMRBF网络能有效地解决用传统神经网络时所遇到的问题,即在线学习新的目标模式时往往会遗忘旧的模式.

  8. Es geht nicht um "Versagen"!

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    Crome, Erhard

    2010-01-01

    Die sich zunächst um Griechenland rankende Krise wurde zu einer europäischen, die den Euro bedroht. Allenthalben wird die Frage gestellt: Wer ist schuld? In deutschen Groß-Medien wird auf das Zögern der derzeitigen Bundesregierung verwiesen. Der Euro rutschte in die Gefahrenzone. Aber ist der Verweis auf falsche Politik die Antwort auf die Frage nach dem erneuten Aufbrechen der Finanzkrise?

  9. para um museu da praia

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    Severo, Carlos Manuel de Oliveira, 1958-

    2011-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Museologia e museografia, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes, 2011 O documento possui um ficheiro com Anexos em Word, sem possibilidade de conversão que apenas poderá ser consultado na Biblioteca da FBAUL Due to the exceptional weather, climatic and morphologic characteristics of the west region of Lisbon, seaside holidaying was born and grew in Costa do Sol in Portugal. Sea bathing first started for therapeutic reasons, but it was quickly transformed ...

  10. Weighing Rocky Exoplanets with Improved Radial Velocimetry

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    Xuesong Wang, Sharon; Wright, Jason; California Planet Survey Consortium

    2016-01-01

    The synergy between Kepler and the ground-based radial velocity (RV) surveys have made numerous discoveries of small and rocky exoplanets, opening the age of Earth analogs. However, most (29/33) of the RV-detected exoplanets that are smaller than 3 Earth radii do not have their masses constrained to better than 20% - limited by the current RV precision (1-2 m/s). Our work improves the RV precision of the Keck telescope, which is responsible for most of the mass measurements for small Kepler exoplanets. We have discovered and verified, for the first time, two of the dominant terms in Keck's RV systematic error budget: modeling errors (mostly in deconvolution) and telluric contamination. These two terms contribute 1 m/s and 0.6 m/s, respectively, to the RV error budget (RMS in quadrature), and they create spurious signals at periods of one sidereal year and its harmonics with amplitudes of 0.2-1 m/s. Left untreated, these errors can mimic the signals of Earth-like or Super-Earth planets in the Habitable Zone. Removing these errors will bring better precision to ten-year worth of Keck data and better constraints on the masses and compositions of small Kepler planets. As more precise RV instruments coming online, we need advanced data analysis tools to overcome issues like these in order to detect the Earth twin (RV amplitude 8 cm/s). We are developing a new, open-source RV data analysis tool in Python, which uses Bayesian MCMC and Gaussian processes, to fully exploit the hardware improvements brought by new instruments like MINERVA and NASA's WIYN/EPDS.

  11. Generation of radially polarized beam with a segmented spiral varying retarder.

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    Lai, W J; Lim, B C; Phua, P B; Tiaw, K S; Teo, H H; Hong, M H

    2008-09-29

    We convert a linearly polarized Gaussian beam into a radially polarized doughnut beam with an eight-segment spirally varying retarder (SVR) at wavelength of 808 nm. The SVR is designed based on the linear birefringence of alpha-barium borate (alpha-BBO) crystal and fabricated using a dry etching process. Radially polarized light of high purity (> 96% at far-field distribution) was generated experimentally using the segmented SVR positioned between two quarter waveplates with orthogonal slow axes. The emergent polarization can be switched between radially and azimuthally polarized cylindrical vector beams with a pair of half-wave plates. PMID:18825207

  12. Qualidade total: Um novo paradigma?

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    Suzana da Rosa Tolfo

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, o movimento para a implantação da Gestão da Qualidade Total vem crescendo ao redor do mundo. Em razão disso, há uma diversidade de ações realizadas com o nome de "Qualidade Total'. Uma revisão da teoria é complexa, porque existem muitos autores que tratam da questão. Eles escolhem diferentes perspectivas de análises (teóricas e empíricas e há dificuldades em se identificar um corpo conceitual. Há uma ampla difusão de modelos, ferramentas, técnicas, mercado e consultores. Essa popularidade, muitas vezes, faz com que determinadas organizações adotem essa forma de gestão do trabalho sem o conhecimento necessário das implicações que um modelo dessa ordem representa; especialmente no caso brasileiro, suscetível a proposições importadas. O presente artigo propõe um exame daquilo que os fundadores têm articulado sobre TQM, as principais críticas nesta direção e a avaliação de como vem sendo aplicadono nosso país.

  13. USO DE CULTURAS INICIADORAS PARA A ELABORAÇÃO DE UM EMBUTIDO À BASE DE CARNE DE PATO (Cairina moschata)

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    CARIONI Felipe Oliveira; PORTO Anna Cláudia Simas; José Carlos Fiad PADILHA; SANT'ANNA Ernani Sebastião

    2001-01-01

    No Brasil, tanto a criação quanto a comercialização da carne de pato (Cairina moschata) ainda é incipiente, mas devido a sua rusticidade, fácil manejo, e carne apreciada no mercado, entende-se que a obtenção de produtos à base de carne de pato apresenta-se como uma alternativa rentável na indústria de alimentos. O uso de culturas iniciadoras na elaboração de produtos fermentados é uma prática comum na indústria de produtos cárneos estando diretamente relacionada às características de flavor, ...

  14. Terminografia com base em corpora : um ensaio na área da construção metálica

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    Milner, Maria do Céu Henriques de Bastos; Maia, Belinda Mary Harper Sousa

    2000-01-01

    Definição dos vários sentidos do conceito "terminologia". Relações com outras disciplinas, tais como a lexicologia e lexicografia, a linguística, as ciências da documentação, a tradução e a informática. Reflexão sobre os fundamentos da terminologia: o termo, o conceito, a definição. A problemática das línguas de especialidade. Projectos de terminologia. Objectivos, princípios e metodologia. Criação de uma base de dados na área da construção metálica.

  15. Radial Variation in Vertical Structure of Edge-On Galaxies

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    Yim, Kijeong; Wong, T.

    2012-01-01

    We study vertical structure of a sample of edge-on galaxies (NGC 891, 4013, 4157, 4565, and 5907) using BIMA/CARMA 12CO (J=1->0), VLA/EVLA HI, and Spitzer 3.6 um data. First, we obtain inclinations for less edge-on galaxies (NGC 4157, 4565, 5907) to enable determination of the CO and HI disk thickness as a function of radius. We derive the thicknesses of CO and HI disks, taking into account projection effects for galaxies that deviate significantly from being edge-on. We use a sech2 function to obtain the stellar scale height with radius for all galaxies. Using our measurements of the disk thickness and the radial distribution, we estimate volume densities and pressures as a function of radius and height in order to test the importance of pressure in controlling the molecular-to-atomic gas ratio. In addition, the gas volume density provides a new approach to probing the star formation law, one that is more physically relevant to the star formation rate. We measure the vertical velocity dispersion as a function of radius for both gas and stars by solving the Poisson equation. We show that the disk thicknesses increase with radius and the velocity dispersions decrease with radius, which are contrary to the assumed constant values used in many studies. We investigate how the interstellar pressure and the gravitational instability parameter differ from values derived assuming constant velocity dispersions and scale heights.

  16. Assistência de enfermagem a um paciente infartado portador de HIV, baseada na teoria do autocuidado: estudo de caso La asistencia de enfermería a un paciente infartado portador de vih, basado en la teoría del autocuidado: estudio de caso The nursing assistance to patient myocardio infarction with hiv, based on the theory of to be careful: case study

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    Gabriela Silvestre de Lima; Tatiana de Medeiros Colletti Cavalcante; Adriana Paula Jordão Isabella; Adriana da Silva Magalhães

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Aplicar a Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem (SAE) a um paciente portador de HIV e infartado. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de caso realizado em um hospital escola localizado na região metropolitana de São Paulo, em novembro de 2003, utilizando a Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem e propondo diagnósticos de enfermagem com base na taxonomia II NANDA bem como as intervenções de enfermagem relacionadas. RESULTADOS: Os principais diagnósticos de enfermagem identificad...

  17. Radial equilibrium lengths of actomyosin cross-bridges in muscle.

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    Brenner, B; Xu, S.; Chalovich, J. M.; Yu, L C

    1996-01-01

    Radial equilibrium lengths of the weakly attached, force-generating, and rigor cross-bridges are determined by recording their resistance to osmotic compression. Radial equilibrium length is the surface-to-surface distance between myosin and actin filaments at which attached cross-bridges are, on average, radially undistorted. We previously proposed that differences in the radial equilibrium length represent differences in the structure of the actomyosin cross-bridge. Until now the radial equ...

  18. A comparison of far-field properties of radial noncanonical vortex airy beam arrays and radial noncanonical vortex Gaussian beam arrays

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    Cheng, Ke; Jiao, Liyang; Zhong, Xianqiong

    2016-05-01

    Based on the vector angular spectrum representation and stationary phase method, the analytical far-field vectorial expressions of radial noncanonical vortex Airy beam arrays (NVAiBAs) and radial noncanonical vortex Gaussian beam arrays (NVGBAs) are derived, and used to investigate their far-field vectorial properties, e.g. center optical vortices and energy fluxes of these corresponding beams, where the effect of noncanonical strength, topological charge, initial phase index and the number of beamlet on far-field vectorial properties of these corresponding beams is emphasized, respectively. The results show that the topological charge of center optical vortices in the far field is equal to initial phase index for the case of the radial NVAiBAs, whereas for radial NVGBAs the topological charge not only lies on initial phase index, but also is closely related to the odevity and sign of optical vortices embedded in beamlet, where mathematical analysis is made to explain the topological charge of center optical vortices, and the limitation of the number of beamlet to the topological charge of center optical vortices is also discussed. In addition, energy fluxes of radial NVAiBAs and NVGBAs exhibit different space orientations by controlling noncancial strength and present larger dark zones by increasing topological charge of beamlet, respectively. Finally, the relationship between the center optical vortices and energy fluxes of radial NVAiBAs and NVGBAs in even or odd N beamlets is also revealed, respectively.

  19. Development of Web based system for individual internal monitoring programme; Desenvolvimento de um sistema baseado na Web para suporte ao programa de monitoracao individual interna do IPEN

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    Lima, Vanessa Rogeria de

    2007-07-01

    The purposes of the internal monitoring, in general, are to verify and document that each worker is protected adequately against risks from radionuclide intakes and the protection complies with legal requirements. Therefore, an overall radiation protection programme, starts with an assessment to identify work situations in which there is a risk of internal contamination of workers and to quantify the likely intake of radioactive material and the resulting committed effective dose. As a part of a continuous improvement of the monitoring programme for occupationally exposed workers at IPEN, it is being developed a Web based system to access the internal dosimetry database. The system was implemented using Hypertext Preprocessor, PHP, and a PostgreSQL database. This system will introduce a new paradigm in the routine of the internal dosimetry service, providing a fast access to the information among the measurement laboratories staff, dose evaluation group and the radiation protection supervisor. The database maintains information about worker identification, physical and chemical characteristics of the radionuclide, type of monitoring, measurement data and the dose. Moreover, this information will be readily available to provide support for regulatory compliance and quality control requirements. (author)

  20. A escolha do teste estatístico - um tutorial em forma de apresentação em PowerPoint A PowerPoint®-based guide to assist in choosing the suitable statistical test

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    David Normando

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A seleção de métodos apropriados para a análise estatística pode parecer complexa, principalmente para estudantes de pós-graduação e pesquisadores no início da carreira científica. Por outro lado, a apresentação em PowerPoint é uma ferramenta comum para estudantes e pesquisadores. Assim, um tutorial de Bioestatística desenvolvido em uma apresentação em PowerPoint poderia estreitar a distância entre ortodontistas e a Bioestatística. Esse guia proporciona informações úteis e objetivas a respeito de vários métodos estatísticos empregando exemplos relacionados à Odontologia e, mais especificamente, à Ortodontia. Esse tutorial deve ser empregado, principalmente, para o usuário obter algumas respostas a questões comuns relacionadas ao teste mais apropriado para executar comparações entre grupos, examinar correlações e regressões ou analisar o erro do método. Também pode ser obtido auxílio para checar a distribuição dos dados (normal ou anormal e a escolha do gráfico mais adequado para a apresentação dos resultados. Esse guia* pode ainda ser de bastante utilidade para revisores de periódicos examinarem, de forma rápida, a adequabilidade do método estatístico apresentado em um artigo submetido à publicação.Selecting appropriate methods for statistical analysis may be difficult, especially for the students and others in the early phases of the research career. On the other hand, PowerPoint presentation is a very common tool to researchers and dental students, so a statistical guide based on PowerPoint could narrow the gap between orthodontist and the Biostatistics. This guide provides objective and useful information about several statistical methods using examples related to the dental field. A Power-Point presentation is employed to assist the user to find answers to common questions regarding Biostatistics, such as the most appropriate statistical test to compare groups, to make correlations and

  1. Radial and latitudinal gradients in the solar internal angular velocity

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    Rhodes, Edward J., Jr.; Cacciani, Alessandro; Korzennik, Sylvain G.; Tomczyk, Steven; Ulrich, Roger K.; Woodard, Martin F.

    1988-01-01

    The frequency splittings of intermediate-degree (3 to 170 deg) p-mode oscillations obtained from a 16-day subset of observations were analyzed. Results show evidence for both radial and latitudinal gradients in the solar internal angular velocity. From 0.6 to 0.95 solar radii, the solar internal angular velocity increases systematically from 440 to 463 nHz, corresponding to a positive radial gradient of 66 nHz/solar radius for that portion of the solar interior. Analysis also indicates that the latitudinal differential rotation gradient which is seen at the solar surface persists throughout the convection zone, although there are indications that the differential rotation might disappear entirely below the base of the convection zone. The analysis was extended to include comparisons with additional observational studies and between earlier results and the results of additional inversions of several of the observational datasets. All the comparisons reinforce conclusions regarding the existence of radial and latitudinal gradients in the internal angular velocity.

  2. SpicyNodes: radial layout authoring for the general public.

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    Douma, Michael; Ligierko, Grzegorz; Ancuta, Ovidiu; Gritsai, Pavel; Liu, Sean

    2009-01-01

    Trees and graphs are relevant to many online tasks such as visualizing social networks, product catalogs, educational portals, digital libraries, the semantic web, concept maps and personalized information management. SpicyNodes is an information-visualization technology that builds upon existing research on radial tree layouts and graph structures. Users can browse a tree, clicking from node to node, as well as successively viewing a node, immediately related nodes and the path back to the "home" nodes. SpicyNodes' layout algorithms maintain balanced layouts using a hybrid mixture of a geometric layout (a succession of spanning radial trees) and force-directed layouts to minimize overlapping nodes, plus several other improvements over prior art. It provides XML-based API and GUI authoring tools. The goal of the SpicyNodes project is to implement familiar principles of radial maps and focus+context with an attractive and inviting look and feel in an open system that is accessible to virtually any Internet user. PMID:19834176

  3. BASE DE DADOS TERRITORIAIS NECESSÁRIAS À ANÁLISE DE UM SISTEMA DE RESERVA LEGAL EXTRA-PROPRIEDADE NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Manuel Eduardo Ferreira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo geral a compilação ecaracterização das bases de dados utilizadas no âmbitodo projeto “Cenários Econômicos para a Troca de ReservaLegal Extra-Propriedade no Estado de Goiás”. Maisespecificamente, realizou-se uma análise de índicessócio-econômicos e de cobertura vegetal remanescentepara uma malha hexagonal adotada pelo projeto, perfazendotodo o Estado. Dentre os resultados principais,destaca-se atual aspecto negativo da paisagem de Cerradoem Goiás, tanto em termos de Estado (45% da áreaoriginal convertida em pastagens e 18% em agricultura,municípios (85% com passivos ambientais e de mesoregião(Centro e Sul Goiano com menos de 20% de coberturavegetal nativa. Quanto aos índices sociais (IDH,GINI, Pobreza e Densidade Populacional, fica demonstradoque o desenvolvimento em Goiás, ainda longe deser sustentável em termos ambientais, é maior em áreascom atividades agrícolas intensas, como nas meso-regiõesSul e Centro Goiano, e menor ao Norte e Nordeste doestado, onde estão concentradas as maiores proporçõesde pobres, concentração de renda e, curiosamente, remanescentesde Cerrado. Este estudo indica a adoção depráticas econômicas para a manutenção/regeneração dabiodiversidade do bioma Cerrado, complementar ao respeitodas Áreas de Preservação Permanente, sobretudoàquelas com função ripária aos cursos hidrográficos.

  4. The Early Outcomes with Titanium Radial Head Implants in the Treatment of Radial Head Comminuted Fractures

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    ZHAO Jijun; YANG Shuhua; HU Yong

    2007-01-01

    The study assessed the early functional outcomes with cemented titanium implants of ra- dius in the treatment of comminuted fractures of radial heads. The functional outcomes of arthro- plasty with cemented titanium implants of radius in the treatment of radial head fractures (Mason Type Ⅲ: 6; Mason Type Ⅳ: 4) in l0 consecutive patients (mean age, 38 years) were evaluated over a mean time of 23.7 months (18-31 months). The patients were assessed on the basis of physical ex- amination, functional rating (Mayo) and radiographic findings. The parameters evaluated included motion, stability, pain, and grip strength. Five patients were considered to have excellent results, 4 patients had good results and 1 patient had fairly good results. There were no cases of infection, prosthetic failure, heterotopic ossification or dislocation. When medial collateral ligament was injured, radial head became the main stabilizing structure of the elbow. Titanium radial head implant may provide the stability similar to that of native radial head. We believe that titanium radial head im- plants may be indicated for the Mason Type Ⅲ and Mason Type Ⅳ radial head fractures.

  5. One-year results of cemented bipolar radial head prostheses for comminuted radial head fractures

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    Laun, Reinhold

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Comminuted radial head fractures (Mason type III continue to pose a challenge to orthopedic surgeons. When internal fixation is not possible, radial head arthroplasty has been advocated as the treatment of choice. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate clinical and radiological short-term results of patients with Mason type III radial head fractures treated with a cemented bipolar radial prosthesis. Methods: Twelve patients received cemented bipolar radial head hemiarthroplasty for comminuted radial head fractures. In all patients a CT scan was obtained prior to surgical treatment to assess all associated injuries. Postoperatively an early motion protocol was applied. All patients were evaluated clinically and radiologically at an average of 12.7 months.Results: According to the Mayo Modified Wrist Score, the Mayo Elbow Performance Score, the functional rating index of Broberg and Morrey, and the DASH Score good to excellent results were obtained. Grip strength and range of motion were almost at the level of the unaffected contralateral side. Patient satisfaction was high, no instability or signs of loosening of the implant, and only mild signs of osteoarthritis were seen.Conclusion: Overall good to excellent short-term results for primary arthroplasty for comminuted radial head fractures were observed. These encouraging results warrant the conduction of further studies with long-term follow-up and more cases to see if these short-term results can be maintained over time.

  6. A case of radial keratoneuritis in non-Acanthamoeba keratitis

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Tetsuya Mutoh, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Makoto ChikudaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Saitama, JapanAbstract: A case of non-Acanthamoeba keratitis with radial keratoneuritis, which is thought to be pathognomonic for Acanthamoeba keratitis, is reported. A healthy 32-year-old woman with a history of frequent replacement of her contact lenses due to wear was examined at Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital (Saitama, Japan and found to have a slight corneal opacity that was accompanied by radial keratoneuritis. Based on both the patient’s clinical findings and past history, the presence of Acanthamoeba keratitis was highly suspected. However, direct light microscopy of corneal scrapings stained by the Parker ink–potassium hydroxide method only found Acanthamoeba-type material in the specimen collected at her initial visit. In all other specimens collected from the patient, no Acanthamoeba was found either when using the same method or when performing cultures of the surgical debridement of the corneal lesion. In addition, topical antifungal eye drops, systemic antifungal drugs, and surgical debridement were also not effective in this case. Since a precise diagnosis could not be made, the patient was treated with topical 0.1% betamethasone sodium, which ultimately resulted in a dramatic improvement of her corneal inflammation. At 23 days after initiation of topical administration of 0.1% betamethasone sodium, visual acuity was 20/250, with a slight corneal opacity noted at the original site of infection. The outcome of the current case suggests that radial keratoneuritis is not always pathognomonic for Acanthamoeba keratitis.Keywords: radial keratoneuritis, non-Acanthamoeba keratitis, topical corticosteroid

  7. Radial velocities of Planetary Nebulae revisited

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    Vázquez, Roberto; Ayala, Sandra A.; Wendolyn Blanco Cárdenas, Mónica; Contreras, María E.; Gómez-Muñoz, Marco Antonio; Guillén, Pedro F.; Olguín, Lorenzo; Ramos-Larios, Gerardo; Sabin, Laurence; Zavala, Saúl A.

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    We present a new determination of radial velocities of a sample of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (PNe) using a systematic method and the same instrumental setting: the long-slit high-dispersion Manchester Echelle Spectrograph (MES) on the 2.1-m telescope at the San Pedro Mártir Observatory (OAN-SPM; Mexico). This project was inspired by the work of Schneider et al. (1983, A&AS, 52, 399), which has been an important reference during the last decades. Radial velocities of gaseous nebulae can be obtained using the central wavelength of a Gaussian fit, even when there is an expansion velocity, as expected in PNe, but with not enough resolution to see a spectral line splitting. We have used the software SHAPE, a morpho-kinematic modeling and reconstruction tool for astrophysical objects (Steffen et al. 2011, IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graphics, 17, 454), to prove that non-uniform density or brightness, on an expanding shell, can lead to mistaken conclusions about the radial velocity. To determine radial velocities, we only use the spectral data in which a spectral line-splitting is seen, avoiding thus the problem of the possible biased one-Gaussian fit. Cases when this method is not recommended are discussed.This project has been supported by grant PAPIIT-DGAPA-UNAM IN107914. MWB is in grateful receipt of a DGAPA-UNAM postdoctoral scholarship. MAG acknowledges CONACYT for his graduate scholarship.

  8. A magnetorheological valve with both annular and radial fluid flow resistance gaps

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    In order to increase the efficiency of magnetorheological (MR) valves, Ai et al (2006) proposed an MR valve simultaneously possessing annular and radial fluid flow resistance channels with the assumption that the magnetic flux densities at the annular and radial fluid flow gaps are identical. In this paper, an MR valve simultaneously possessing annular and radial fluid flow resistance channels is designed, fabricated, modeled and tested. A model for the developed MR valve is produced and its performances are theoretically predicted based on the average magnetic flux densities in the annular and radial fluid flow gaps through finite element analysis. The theoretical results for the developed MR valve are compared with the experimental results. In addition, the performances of the developed MR valve are theoretically and experimentally compared with those of the MR valve with only annular fluid flow gaps. It has been shown that the theoretical results match well with the experimental results. Mainly attributed to the radial fluid flow gaps, the pressure drops across the MR valve with both annular and radial fluid flow gaps are larger than those across the MR valve with only annular fluid flow gaps for varying valve parameters. The radial fluid flow gaps in the MR valve can reach a higher efficiency and larger controllable range than those by annular fluid flow gaps to some extent

  9. Efeito da saturação por bases sobre a atividade de fosfatases em um solo de tabuleiro costeiro cultivado com citros. II. Constantes cinéticas das enzimas

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    M. F. Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Determinaram-se as constantes cinéticas Km app e Vmax app de fosfatases de um solo de tabuleiro costeiro com diferentes valores de saturação por bases (32,0; 45,0; 64,0 e 76,6%. As constantes foram determinadas tanto em condições de reação com pH ótimo para atividade das fosfatases alcalinas e ácidas, quanto em valores de pH correspondentes aos de cada nível de saturação por bases. As fosfatases apresentaram cinética michaeliana, independentemente da saturação por bases ou da condição de pH utilizada para determinar a atividade enzimática. A elevação da saturação por bases resultou em redução dos valores de Km app das fosfatases ácidas e alcalinas, avaliadas nos respectivos valores de pH ótimo; ao passo que a Vmax app foi incrementada para as fosfatases alcalinas e permaneceu aproximadamente constante para as ácidas. Reduções do Km app e incrementos da Vmax app, em função do aumento da saturação por bases, também foram observados para fosfatases avaliadas nos valores de pH equivalentes aos dos tratamentos com saturação por base. As maiores variações nos valores de Km app e Vmax app, em função da saturação por base, ocorreram em resposta às alterações no pH. Outras características do solo alteradas pela saturação por bases também apresentaram efeito sobre as constantes cinéticas das fosfatases, porém em menor intensidade do que o pH.

  10. Um modelo de passo invariante baseado na função de Gompertz para prognose do crescimento A step invariant model based on gompertz´s function for Growth prognosis

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    Daniel Pereira Guimarães

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um modelo de passo invariante baseado na função de Gompertz. O ajuste do modelo foi efetuado em dados de crescimento de frangos de corte e em parcelas permanentes de plantações de Eucalyptus grandis. O modelo proposto apresenta a forma Pf = Pa.exp(beta0.Sbeta2(exp(beta1 .Ia-(exp(beta1.If, em que Pf é a produção estimada na idade futura (If a partir da produção atual (Pa, observada na idade atual (Ia. S representa a introdução de nova variável ao modelo, sendo usada como variável binária representando machos e fêmeas no caso de frangos, e variável indicativa da qualidade do sítio no caso do eucalipto. As principais vantagens da utilização do modelo proposto residem na compatibilidade dos resultados, advinda da característica de passo invariante, projeções individuais e análise dos erros em diferentes intervalos temporais.A step invariant model based on Gompertz´s function is presented. Model adjustment was done on broilers and Eucalyptus grandis growth data. The proposed model presents the form Pf = Pa.exp(beta0.Sb2(exp(beta1 .Ia-(exp(beta1.If, where Pf refers to the future estimated yield at age (If based on yield (Pa observed at present age (Ia. S means the introduction of a new variable to the model, being used as binarian variable to indicate male and female broilers and as a site quality for eucalypt. The main advantages of using the proposed model resides in the compatibility of results, assured by the step invariant characteristics, individuals projections and analysis of errors based on the prognosis intervals.

  11. Estimating Focus and Radial Distances, and Fault Residuals from CD Player Sensor Signals by use of a Kalman Estimator

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    Odgaard, Peter Fogh; Stoustrup, Jakob; Andersen, Palle;

    2003-01-01

    Cross coupling between focus and radial loops in Compact Disc players is a problem both in nominal operations, but also in detection of defects such as scratches and finger prints. Using a Kalman estimator with an internal reference, the actual focus and radial distances are estimated. The sensor...... inputs to the Kalman estimator are computed focus and radial distances and are found by solving the inverse problem of an optical model of the Compact Disc player. Two pairs of decoupled fault features are found based on the optical model, estimated and calculated focus and radial errors....

  12. Variations in the usage and composition of a radial cocktail during radial access coronary angiography procedures.

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    Pate, G

    2011-10-01

    A survey was conducted of medication administered during radial artery cannulation for coronary angiography in 2009 in Ireland; responses were obtained for 15 of 20 centres, in 5 of which no radial access procedures were undertaken. All 10 (100%) centres which provided data used heparin and one or more anti-spasmodics; verapamil in 9 (90%), nitrate in 1 (10%), both in 2 (20%). There were significant variations in the doses used. Further work needs to be done to determine the optimum cocktail to prevent radial artery injury following coronary angiography.

  13. 径向嵌套式湿式双离合器设计方法的研究%A Study Based on Design Approach of Radial Nested DCT

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    李大胜; 吕明; 石怀荣

    2011-01-01

    This thesis begins with characteristics of wet double clutch transmission,analyzes the design approach of radial nested DCT,and builds the dynamic simulation model of cars' starting.Through comparing the parameter of one saloon car,the result is accord wi%从湿式双离合器的特点出发,分析了径向嵌套式湿式双离合器的设计方法,建立了车辆起步时的动力学模型,通过与某一款轿车实测参数比较结果基本符合,由此证明径向嵌套式湿式双离合器的设计方法是合理可行的.

  14. A catalog of rotational and radial velocities for evolved stars V. Southern stars

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    De Medeiros, J R; Udry, S; Andersen, J; Nordström, B; Mayor, M

    2013-01-01

    Rotational and radial velocities have been measured for 1589 evolved stars of spectral types F, G and K and luminosity classes IV, III, II and Ib, based on observations carried out with the CORAVEL spectrometers. The precision in radial velocity is better than 0.30 km/s per observation, whereas rotational velocity uncertainties are typically 1.0 km/s for subgiants and giants and 2.0 km/s for class II giants and Ib supergiants.

  15. Anisotropy, radial gradients of SCR density and diagnostic of atmosphere optical properties

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    Investigation of N-S asymmetry of solar cosmic ray for 10 flares during 1997-2002 years was carried out. Calculation of N-S asymmetry was made on the base of neutron monitors data of world net stations. Research of behavior of radial gradients of SCR density in dependence on variations of interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) and N-S asymmetry was conducted. It was shown, that By component of IMF have definitive influence on radial gradients of SCR density. (author)

  16. Miniature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA) I. Design, Commissioning, and First Science Results

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    Swift, Jonathan J.; Bottom, Michael; Johnson, John A.; Wright, Jason T.; McCrady, Nate; Wittenmyer, Robert A.; Plavchan, Peter; Riddle, Reed; Muirhead, Philip S.; Herzig, Erich; Myles, Justin; Blake, Cullen H.; Eastman, Jason; Beatty, Thomas G.; Barnes, Stuart I.

    2014-01-01

    The MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA) is a US-based observational facility dedicated to the discovery and characterization of exoplanets around a nearby sample of bright stars. MINERVA employs a robotic array of four 0.7 m telescopes outfitted for both high-resolution spectroscopy and photometry, and is designed for completely autonomous operation. The primary science program is a dedicated radial velocity survey and the secondary science objective is to obtain high precisio...

  17. Tailoring Effective Media by Mie Resonances of Radially-Anisotropic Cylinders

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    Henrik Kettunen; Henrik Wallén; Ari Sihvola

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies constructing advanced effective materials using arrays of circular radially-anisotropic (RA) cylinders. Homogenization of such cylinders is considered in an electrodynamic case based on Mie scattering theory. The homogenization procedure consists of two steps. First, we present an effectively isotropic model for individual cylinders, and second, we discuss the modeling of a lattice of RA cylinders. Radial anisotropy brings us extra parameters, which makes it possible to adj...

  18. Adolescents’ knowledge of oral health: a population-based study = Conhecimento do adolescente em relação a saúde bucal: um estudo de base populacional

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    Granville-Garcia, Ana Flávia

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar o conhecimento do adolescente de 10 a 19 anos de escolas públicas de Campina Grande, PB, em relação à saúde bucal. Método: Foi realizado um estudo transversal com amostra probabilística de 679 adolescentes de escolas públicas de Campina Grande, PB. A coleta de dados foi feita por meio de questionário semiestruturado. Os dados foram estatisticamente analisados por testes Qui-Quadrado e Exato de Fischer, ao nível de significância de 5%. Resultados: A maioria recebeu informação sobre as doenças bucais (88%, P=0,026, sendo o cirurgião-dentista (66%, P=0,475 a fonte mais citada. Aproximadamente metade escovavam os dentes de 3 a 4 vezes por dia (50,1%, P=0,039. Um percentual de 77% (P=0,037 recebeu informação sobre como escovar os dentes e 46% (P=0,143 sobre qual o tipo de escova que se deve usar; 51% (P<0,01 utiliza o fio dental e 49% (P=0,201 recebeu informações de como usá-lo. A maioria visitou o cirurgião-dentista no último ano (57%, P=0,312 e a prevenção foi o motivo mais frequente (50%, P=0,115. O gênero apresentou associação significativa com algumas variáveis analisadas, em especial as comportamentais. Conclusão: Estudos desta natureza embasam estratégias de saúde na tentativa de influenciar positivamente os adolescentes que atuarão em última análise como agentes multiplicadores de saúde

  19. Radial forces analysis and rotational speed test of radial permanent magnetic bearing for horizontal axis wind turbine applications

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    Kriswanto, Jamari

    2016-04-01

    Permanent magnet bearings (PMB) are contact free bearings which utilize the forces generated by the magnets. PMB in this work is a type of radial PMB, which functions as the radial bearings of the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) rotor shaft. Radial PMB should have a greater radial force than the radial force HAWT rotor shaft (bearing load). This paper presents a modeling and experiments to calculate the radial force of the radial PMB. This paper also presents rotational speed test of the radial PMB compared to conventional bearings for HAWT applications. Modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3b with the magnetic fields physics models. Experiments were conducted by measuring the displacement of the rotor to the stator for a given load variation. Results of the two methods showed that the large displacement then the radial force would be greater. Radial forces of radial PMB is greater than radial forces of HAWT rotor shaft. The rotational speed test results of HAWT that used radial PMB produced higher rotary than conventional bearings with an average increase of 87.4%. Increasing rotational speed occured because radial PMB had no friction. HAWT that used radial PMB rotated at very low wind speeds are 1.4 m/s with a torque of 0.043 Nm, while the HAWT which uses conventional bearing started rotating at a wind speed of 4.4 m/s and required higher torque of 0.104 N.

  20. Endoscopic versus open radial artery harvest and mammario-radial versus aorto-radial grafting in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Carranza, Christian L; Ballegaard, Martin; Werner, Mads U;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting using the radial artery has, since the 1990s, gone through a revival. Observational studies have indicated better long-term patency when using radial arteries. Therefore, radial artery might be preferred especially in younger patients where long time...... patency is important. During the last 10 years different endoscopic techniques to harvest the radial artery have evolved. Endoscopic radial artery harvest only requires a small incision near the wrist in contrast to open harvest, which requires an incision from the elbow to the wrist. However, it is...

  1. Historicismo: notas sobre um paradigma

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    José D’Assunção Barros

    2012-01-01

    Este artigo tem por objetivo desenvolver algumas considerações sobre o Historicismo e sua possibilidade de ser examinado como um dos paradigmas que concorrem para o estabelecimento de uma história científica no século XIX. O primeiro ponto tratado é relativo às origens do paradigma Historicista na transição do século XVIII para o século XIX. Na sequência, aproximamo-nos da apropriação conservadora do paradigma historicista no novo contexto no qual a burguesia européia está assentada no Poder,...

  2. USO DE CULTURAS INICIADORAS PARA A ELABORAÇÃO DE UM EMBUTIDO À BASE DE CARNE DE PATO (Cairina moschata USE OF STARTER CULTURES TO PRODUCE FERMENTED SAUSAGE FROM DUCK MEAT

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    Felipe Oliveira CARIONI

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, tanto a criação quanto a comercialização da carne de pato (Cairina moschata ainda é incipiente, mas devido a sua rusticidade, fácil manejo, e carne apreciada no mercado, entende-se que a obtenção de produtos à base de carne de pato apresenta-se como uma alternativa rentável na indústria de alimentos. O uso de culturas iniciadoras na elaboração de produtos fermentados é uma prática comum na indústria de produtos cárneos estando diretamente relacionada às características de flavor, textura, cor e vida-de-prateleira do produto final. Avaliou-se o uso de culturas iniciadoras na elaboração de embutido fermentado à base de carne de pato obtida da desossa manual da coxa e sobrecoxa. Uma mistura de culturas iniciadoras de Lactobacillus plantarum BN e Kokuria varians CCT 4492 foi usada para inocular a massa cárnea. Os embutidos foram defumados em câmara para defumação a 23±1°C por aproximadamente 19 horas e curados por 25 dias. A contagem inicial de células viáveis na massa do embutido foi de 6,08Log10UFC/g e de 6,04Log10UFC/g para bactérias ácido-lácticas e Micrococcacea, respectivamente. Após o segundo dia do processo, bactérias ácido-lácticas apresentaram um crescimento de 0,79 ciclos logarítmicos e no décimo primeiro dia um aumento de 2,58 ciclos logarítmicos. O valor médio de acidez, em ácido láctico, no produto final foi de 0,39% e o valor de pH de 5,11. As análises físico-químicas apresentaram-se dentro dos padrões da legislação brasileira. O produto elaborado apresentou perfil sensorial dentro dos padrões aceitáveis de qualidade.In Brazil, duck raising (Cairina moschata and duck meat commercialization are still incipient activities, but due to this animal's rusticity, easiness of management and the marketability of its meat, they may be seen as profitable alternatives in the food industry. The use of starters in the manufacturing of fermented products is a common practice in the meat

  3. Ultra-directional super-scattering of homogenous spherical particles with radial anisotropy

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    Liu, Wei

    2015-01-01

    We study the light scattering of homogenous radially-anisotropic spherical particles. It is shown that radial anisotropy can be employed to tune effectively the electric resonances, and thus enable flexible overlapping of electric and magnetic dipoles of various numbers, which leads to unidirectional forward super-scattering at different spectral positions. We further reveal that through adjusting the radial anisotropy parameters, electric and magnetic resonances of higher orders can be also made overlapped, thus further collimating the forward scattering lobes. The ultra-directional super-scattering we have obtained with individual homogenous radially anisotropic spherical particles may shed new light to the design of compact and efficient nanoantennas, which may find various applications in solar cells, bio-sensing and many other antenna based researches.

  4. The merging dwarf galaxy UM 448: chemodynamics of the ionized gas from VLT integral field spectroscopy

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    James, B L; Barlow, M J; Walsh, J R; Westmoquette, M S

    2012-01-01

    Using VLT/FLAMES optical IFU observations, we present a detailed study of UM 448, a nearby Blue Compact Galaxy (BCG) previously reported to have an anomalously high N/O abundance ratio. NTT/SuSI2 images reveal a morphology suggestive of a merger of two systems of contrasting colour, whilst our H-alpha emission maps resolve UM 448 into three separate regions that do not coincide with the stellar continuum peaks. UM 448 exhibits complex emission line profiles, with lines consisting of a narrow, central component, an underlying broad component and a third, narrow blue-shifted component. Radial velocity maps show signs of solid body rotation across UM 448, with a projected rotation axis that correlates with the continuum morphology of the galaxy. A spatially-resolved, chemodynamical analysis is presented. Whilst the eastern tail of UM 448 has electron temperatures (Te) that are typical of BCGs, we find a region within the main body of the galaxy where the narrow and broad [O III] 4363 line components trace temper...

  5. Dermatite multifatorial em um canino

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    C.B. Matos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Relatou-se um caso clínico de dermatite multifatorial em cão, envolvendo Demodex canis, Sporothrix schenckii e bactérias dos gêneros Staphylococcus e Streptococcus. O animal, macho, da raça Pit Bull, com um ano e três meses de idade, apresentou lesões úmidas, hiperêmicas, descamativas e ulcerativas nas regiões do pescoço e do tórax. Exames laboratoriais confirmaram o diagnóstico de infecção concomitante por fungo, bactéria e parasito. A terapia antimicrobiana com moxidectina, itraconazol e amoxicilina foi efetiva, com remissão dos sinais clínicos após 30 dias de tratamento. Este relato salienta a importância do diagnóstico de certeza, que foi determinante para estabelecimento da terapêutica adequada e recuperação do animal.

  6. Radial velocity eclipse mapping of exoplanets

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    Nikolov, Nikolay

    2015-01-01

    Planetary rotation rates and obliquities provide information regarding the history of planet formation, but have not yet been measured for evolved extrasolar planets. Here we investigate the theoretical and observational perspective of the Rossiter-McLauglin effect during secondary eclipse (RMse) ingress and egress for transiting exoplanets. Near secondary eclipse, when the planet passes behind the parent star, the star sequentially obscures light from the approaching and receding parts of the rotating planetary surface. The temporal block of light emerging from the approaching (blue-shifted) or receding (red-shifted) parts of the planet causes a temporal distortion in the planet's spectral line profiles resulting in an anomaly in the planet's radial velocity curve. We demonstrate that the shape and the ratio of the ingress-to-egress radial velocity amplitudes depends on the planetary rotational rate, axial tilt and impact factor (i.e. sky-projected planet spin-orbital alignment). In addition, line asymmetrie...

  7. WWER radial reflector modeling by diffusion codes

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    The two commonly used approaches to describe the WWER radial reflectors in diffusion codes, by albedo on the core-reflector boundary and by a ring of diffusive assembly size nodes, are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of the first approach are presented first, then the Koebke's equivalence theory is outlined and its implementation for the WWER radial reflectors is discussed. Results for the WWER-1000 reactor are presented. Then the boundary conditions on the outer reflector boundary are discussed. The possibility to divide the library into fuel assembly and reflector parts and to generate each library by a separate code package is discussed. Finally, the homogenization errors for rodded assemblies are presented and discussed (Author)

  8. Magnetohydrodynamic stability of plasmas with radial motion

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    The stability of a screw-pinch plasma with radial motion is explored. The linear theory of ideal magnetohydrodynamic (NHD) stability for stationary equilibrium has been generalized to include radial motion. This generalization results in the force operator, F, being non-self-adjoint and the widely used energy principle being no longer useful in this case. Because of this, a set of seven complex, first-order, simultaneous ordinary differential equations needs to be solved to determine the stability. The equations are solved subject to appropriate boundary conditions using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg. The eigenvalues for the set of equations are also complex, with the imaginary part of the eigenvalue corresponding to the exponential growth or decay of the instability. While the method derived can be used for any cylindrical equilibrium profiles, the results will be presented for imploding screw-pinch plasmas

  9. TMT and Exoplanet Radial Velocity Surveys

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    Tanner, Angelle; Crossfield, Ian

    2014-07-01

    With echelle spectrometers on the verge of crossing over the 0.1 m/s radial velocity (RV) measurement precision threshold needed to detect habitable Earth mass planets around Sun-like stars, conducing such surveys on state-of-the-art telescopes is an imperative. RV exoplanets surveys conducted with the optical and infrared echelle spectrometers being built for the TMT have the potential to complete a census of the population of Earth-mass planets in our local stellar neighborhood. The detection of such systems will provide a valuable stellar sample for follow-up exoplanet studies which would characterize the atmospheres of these or additional planets found in these nearby solar systems. Here, we will further discuss the impact of the TMT on radial velocity exoplanet surveys.

  10. RFQ radial matching sections and fringe fields

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    The entrance radial matching section is an extremely important part of any radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac. It allows a beam having time-independent characteristics to become adapted to the time-dependent focusing in the RFQ. The matching sections proposed in this paper are defined by a four-term potential function and are very effective over lengths of 3 β lambda or longer. The fringe field at the RFQ exit is mainly of interest because of the time-varying on-axis potential. The beam can either lose or gain energy, depending on the shape of the fringe field. The same four-term potential function can be used for shaping the vanes at the exit so that the fringe fields can be controlled. This formulation also applies to exit radial matching sections, which would be useful if the beam is to enter another RFQ operated at a higher frequency. 4 references, 4 figures

  11. New constraints on Earth’s radial conductivity structure

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    Püthe, C.; Kuvshinov, A.; Olsen, Nils

    2014-01-01

    We present a new model of Earth’s radial (1-D) conductivity structure at depths between 10 km and the core-mantle boundary. It is based on CM5, the latest version in the Comprehensive Model series that has been derived using 13 years (September 2000 to September 2013) of magnetic data collected by...... method. The Hessian matrix of the misfit function, which is derived analytically, is used to estimate confidence limits for the conductivity of each layer. The resulting conductivity-depth profile is compared to 1-D conductivity models of Earth’s mantle recovered in previous studies....

  12. Geomagnetic field fluctuations at synchronous orbit. II - Radial diffusion

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    Lanzerotti, L. J.; Webb, D. C.; Arthur, C. W.

    1978-01-01

    Power spectra of geomagnetic-field variations measured at synchronous equatorial altitude (geomagnetic shell parameter about 6.6) in the magnetosphere are used to calculate the time dependence of the radial diffusion coefficient for particles in the radiation belts. The diffusion coefficients calculated are mainly applicable for relativistic electrons. The magnitudes of the derived diffusion coefficients using data only from local day observations are consistent with those reported from analyses of most particle observations and thus are slightly larger than those derived from magnetic sudden commencements. They are consistent with the diffusion coefficients calculated from power spectra of ground-based geomagnetic data measured near L = 4.

  13. Speech Recognition Oriented Vowel Classification Using Temporal Radial Basis Functions

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    Guezouri, Mustapha; Benyettou, Abdelkader

    2009-01-01

    The recent resurgence of interest in spatio-temporal neural network as speech recognition tool motivates the present investigation. In this paper an approach was developed based on temporal radial basis function "TRBF" looking to many advantages: few parameters, speed convergence and time invariance. This application aims to identify vowels taken from natural speech samples from the Timit corpus of American speech. We report a recognition accuracy of 98.06 percent in training and 90.13 in test on a subset of 6 vowel phonemes, with the possibility to expend the vowel sets in future.

  14. Market Assessment and Commercialization Strategy for the Radial Sandia Cooler

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    Goetzler, William [Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, MA (United States); Shandross, Richard [Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, MA (United States); Weintraub, Daniel [Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, MA (United States); Young, Jim [Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, MA (United States)

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    This market assessment and commercialization report characterizes and assesses the market potential of the rotating heat exchanger technology developed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), known as the Radial Sandia Cooler. The RSC is a novel, motor-driven, rotating, finned heat exchanger technology. The RSC was evaluated for the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation markets. Recommendations for commercialization were made based on assessments of the prototype RSC and the Sandia Cooler technology in general, as well as an in-depth analysis of the six most promising products for initial RSC commercialization.

  15. QuorUM: An Error Corrector for Illumina Reads.

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    Guillaume Marçais

    Full Text Available Illumina Sequencing data can provide high coverage of a genome by relatively short (most often 100 bp to 150 bp reads at a low cost. Even with low (advertised 1% error rate, 100 × coverage Illumina data on average has an error in some read at every base in the genome. These errors make handling the data more complicated because they result in a large number of low-count erroneous k-mers in the reads. However, there is enough information in the reads to correct most of the sequencing errors, thus making subsequent use of the data (e.g. for mapping or assembly easier. Here we use the term "error correction" to denote the reduction in errors due to both changes in individual bases and trimming of unusable sequence. We developed an error correction software called QuorUM. QuorUM is mainly aimed at error correcting Illumina reads for subsequent assembly. It is designed around the novel idea of minimizing the number of distinct erroneous k-mers in the output reads and preserving the most true k-mers, and we introduce a composite statistic π that measures how successful we are at achieving this dual goal. We evaluate the performance of QuorUM by correcting actual Illumina reads from genomes for which a reference assembly is available.We produce trimmed and error-corrected reads that result in assemblies with longer contigs and fewer errors. We compared QuorUM against several published error correctors and found that it is the best performer in most metrics we use. QuorUM is efficiently implemented making use of current multi-core computing architectures and it is suitable for large data sets (1 billion bases checked and corrected per day per core. We also demonstrate that a third-party assembler (SOAPdenovo benefits significantly from using QuorUM error-corrected reads. QuorUM error corrected reads result in a factor of 1.1 to 4 improvement in N50 contig size compared to using the original reads with SOAPdenovo for the data sets investigated.QuorUM

  16. Dynamic balancing with rotating radial electromagnetic force

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    李勇; 陆永平

    2004-01-01

    A method of producing rotating radial electromagnetic force with a separable structure is proposed,and an experimental model was designed on which open loop vibration control experiments were carried out. Experimental results prove that the electromagnetic force designed has a constant magnitude and an uniform speed,and the idea of using an electromagnetic force as an active control in automatic balancing is correct in principle,and practicable in engineering.

  17. Ensayo clinico para la enfermeria basada en evidencia: un desafio alcanzable Ensaios clínicos para Enfermagem-Baseada-em-Evidências: um desafio possível Clinical trials for Evidence-Based Nursing: a possible challenge

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    Eugenia Urra Medina

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    Full Text Available El ensayo clínico aleatorio constituye el diseño de investigación más riguroso para estudios de intervenciones. En este tipo de estudios, el investigador está interesado en determinar si existe una relación causa-efecto entre un tratamiento y el resultado. Para ello debe comparar grupos de individuos que han sido asignados a recibir diferente nivel de exposición a la intervención, y así determinar si existe el efecto. Hoy en día, se reconoce como uno de los mejores estándares de evidencia para aplicar en la Enfermería Basada en Evidencia. En este contexto, este artículo plantea las principales características de los ensayos clínicos aleatorios, su aplicación, las consideraciones requeridas en su implementación así como sus limitaciones. Con esto se espera estimular su uso para las intervenciones de enfermería en que pueda ser aplicado, hecho relevante ya que desde una perspectiva empírica aportan las mejores pruebas para la Enfermería Basada en Evidencias.O ensaio clínico controlado randomizado é o mais rigoroso método de pesquisa para o estudo de intervenções. Nesses estudos, o pesquisador está interessado em determinar se existe uma relação causal entre a intervenção e o resultado, para o qual compara grupos de indivíduos que tiveram diferente exposição com a intervenção e, assim, avaliar se houve ou não efeito. Hoje é reconhecido como um dos melhores padrões de evidência para aplicar a Enfermagem Baseada em Evidências. Neste contexto, este artigo apresenta as principais características dos ensaios clínicos, sua prática, considerações necessárias para sua execução, bem como suas limitações. O objetivo é incentivar a sua utilização para as intervenções de enfermagem em que possa ser aplicada. Isso é um fato relevante, uma vez que do ponto de vista empírico, eles provêm as melhores evidências para a enfermagem baseada em evidências.The randomized controlled clinical trial is the most

  18. Base genética da resistência de um acesso de tomate silvestre ao mosaico-amarelo do pimentão Resistance genetic basis of a wild tomato access to pepper yellow mosaic virus

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    Ana Cristina Pinto Juhász

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a base genética da resistência de Lycopersicon hirsutum ao potyvírus Pepper yellow mosaic virus (PepYMV. Foram avaliadas 540 plantas, inclusive os parentais 'Santa Clara' (suscetível e 'BGH 6902' (resistente, e as gerações F1, F2, RC1:1 e RC1:2, derivadas do cruzamento desses parentais. As plantas receberam inoculações mecanicamente, e a concentração viral de PepYMV em cada planta foi determinada por ELISA indireto. Foram realizadas as análises quantitativa e qualitativa. A primeira, baseada na concentração viral de cada planta, indicou herança oligogênica com herdabilidade de 99%. Os mesmos dados, quando analisados de forma qualitativa, indicaram herança governada por dois genes, com interação epistática dominante e recessiva. Entretanto, quando foi analisada a geração F2:3, oriunda da autofecundação de plantas F2 resistentes, a hipótese de dois genes foi descartada e a de um gene, com dominância completa entre os alelos, foi a que melhor se ajustou aos dados. A análise qualitativa, pela sintomatologia observada, demonstrou que a herança da resistência ao PepYMV é determinada por um gene recessivo, com ausência de dominância entre os seus alelos.The aim of this work was to evaluate the genetic basis of resistance of Lycopersicon hirsutum to the potyvirus Pepper yellow mosaic virus (PepYMV. Five hundred and forty plants, including the parentals 'Santa Clara' (susceptible and 'BGH 6902' (resistant were evaluated, as well as the generations F1, F2, RC1:1 and RC1:2, from the crossing of the above parentals. PepYMV was mechanically inoculated, and the virus concentration in each plant was determined by indirect ELISA. The quantitative and qualitative analyses were carried out. The first one, based on the virus concentration of each plant, suggest oligogenic inheritance with heritability of 99%. The same data, when analyzed under the qualitative form, indicated an inheritance

  19. Development of a Radial Deconsolidation Method

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    Helmreich, Grant W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Montgomery, Fred C. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hunn, John D. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-12-01

    A series of experiments have been initiated to determine the retention or mobility of fission products* in AGR fuel compacts [Petti, et al. 2010]. This information is needed to refine fission product transport models. The AGR-3/4 irradiation test involved half-inch-long compacts that each contained twenty designed-to-fail (DTF) particles, with 20-μm thick carbon-coated kernels whose coatings were deliberately fabricated such that they would crack under irradiation, providing a known source of post-irradiation isotopes. The DTF particles in these compacts were axially distributed along the compact centerline so that the diffusion of fission products released from the DTF kernels would be radially symmetric [Hunn, et al. 2012; Hunn et al. 2011; Kercher, et al. 2011; Hunn, et al. 2007]. Compacts containing DTF particles were irradiated at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) [Collin, 2015]. Analysis of the diffusion of these various post-irradiation isotopes through the compact requires a method to radially deconsolidate the compacts so that nested-annular volumes may be analyzed for post-irradiation isotope inventory in the compact matrix, TRISO outer pyrolytic carbon (OPyC), and DTF kernels. An effective radial deconsolidation method and apparatus appropriate to this application has been developed and parametrically characterized.

  20. Fuel radial design using Path Relinking

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    The present work shows the obtained results when implementing the combinatory optimization technique well-known as Path Re linking (Re-linkage of Trajectories), to the problem of the radial design of nuclear fuel assemblies, for boiling water reactors (BWR Boiling Water Reactor by its initials in English), this type of reactors is those that are used in the Laguna Verde Nucleo electric Central, Veracruz. As in any other electric power generation plant of that make use of some fuel to produce heat and that it needs each certain time (from 12 to 14 months) to make a supply of the same one, because this it wears away or it burns, in the nucleolectric plants to this activity is denominated fuel reload. In this reload different activities intervene, among those which its highlight the radial and axial designs of fuel assemblies, the patterns of control rods and the multi cycles study, each one of these stages with their own complexity. This work was limited to study in independent form the radial design, without considering the other activities. These phases are basic for the fuel reload design and of reactor operation strategies. (Author)

  1. Radial-vertical profiles of tropical cyclone derived from dropsondes

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    Ren, Yifang

    The scopes of this thesis research are two folds: the first one is to the construct the intensity-based composite radial-vertical profiles of tropical cyclones (TC) using GPS-based dropsonde observations and the second one is to identify the major deficiencies of Mathur vortices against the dropsonde composites of TCs. The intensity-based dropsonde composites of TCs advances our understanding of the dynamic and thermal structure of TCs of different intensity along the radial direction in and above the boundary layer where lies the devastating high wind that causes property damages and storm surges. The identification of the major deficiencies of Mathur vortices in representing the radial-vertical profiles of TC of different intensity helps to improve numerical predictions of TCs since most operational TC forecast models need to utilize bogus vortices, such as Mathur vortices, to initialize TC forecasts and simulations. We first screen all available GPS dropsonde data within and round 35 named TCs over the tropical Atlantic basin from 1996 to 2010 and pair them with TC parameters derived from the best-track data provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and select 1149 dropsondes that have continuous coverage in the lower troposphere. The composite radial-vertical profiles of tangential wind speed, temperature, mixing ratio and humidity are based for each TC category ranging from "Tropical Storm" (TS) to "Hurricane Category 1" (H1) through "Hurricane Category 5" (H5). The key findings of the dropsonde composites are: (i) all TCs have the maximum tangential wind within 1 km above the ground and a distance of 1-2 times of the radius of maximum wind (RMW) at the surface; (ii) all TCs have a cold ring surrounding the warm core near the boundary layer at a distance of 1-3 times of the RMW and the cold ring structure gradually diminishes at a higher elevation where the warm core structure prevails along the radial direction; (iii) the existence of such shallow cold

  2. 基于RBFNN的强化学习在机器人导航中的应用%Application of Reinforcement Learning Based on Radial Basis Function Neural Networks in Robot Navigation

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    吴洪岩; 刘淑华; 张嵛

    2009-01-01

    在复杂连续环境下,强化学习系统的状态空间面临维数灾难问题,需要采取量化的方法,降低输入空间的复杂度.径向基神经网络(RBFNN:Radial Basis Function Neural Networks)具有较强的函数逼近能力及泛化能力,由此提出了基于径向基神经网络的Q学习方法,并将其应用于单机器人的自主导航.在基于径向基神经网络的强化学习系统中,用径向基神经网络逼近状态空间和Q函数,使学习系统具有良好的泛化能力.仿真结果表明,该导航方法具有较强的避碰能力,提高了机器人对环境的适应能力.

  3. Radial brake assembly for a control rod drive

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    This patent describes a brake assembly for a control rod drive for selectively preventing travel of a control rod in a nuclear reactor vessel. It comprises a shaft having a longitudinal centerline axis; means for selectively rotating the shaft in a first direction and in a second direction, opposite to the first direction; a stationary housing having a central aperture receiving the shaft; a frame fixedly joined to the housing and having a guide hole; a rotor disc fixedly connected to the shaft for rotation therewith and having at least one rotor tooth extending radially outwardly from a perimeter thereof, the rotor tooth having a locking surface and an inclined surface extending therefrom in a circumferential direction; a brake member disposed adjacent to the rotor disc perimeter and including a base, at least one braking tooth having a locking surface extending therefrom in a circumferential direction, and a plunger extending radially outwardly from the base and slidably joined to the frame through the guide hole; the rotor tooth and the braking tooth being complementary to each other; and means for selectively positioning the brake member in a deployed position abutting the rotor disc perimeter for allowing the braking tooth locking surface to contact the rotor tooth locking surface for preventing rotation of the shaft in the first direction, and in a retracted position spaced radially away from the rotor disc for allowing the rotor disc and the shaft to rotate without restraint from the brake member, the positioning means including a tubular solenoid fixedly joined to the frame and having a central bore disposed around the brake member plunger and effective for sliding the brake member plunger relative to the frame for positioning the brake member in the deployed and retracted positions

  4. Axial SPN and radial MOC coupled whole core transport calculation

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    The Simplified PN(SPN) method is applied to the axial solution of the two-dimensional (2-D) method of characteristics (MOC) solution based whole core transport calculation. A sub-plane scheme and the nodal expansion method (NEM) are employed for the solution of the one-dimensional (1-D) SPN equations involving a radial transverse leakage. The SPN solver replaces the axial diffusion solver of the DeCART direct whole core transport code to provide more accurate, transport theory based axial solutions. In the sub-plane scheme, the radial equivalent homogenization parameters generated by the local MOC for a thick plane are assigned to the multiple finer planes in the subsequent global three-dimensional (3-D) coarse mesh finite difference (CMFD) calculation in which the NEM is employed for the axial solution. The sub-plane scheme induces a much less nodal error while having little impact on the axial leakage representation of the radial MOC calculation. The performance of the sub-plane scheme and SPN nodal transport solver is examined by solving a set of demonstrative problems and the C5G7MOX 3-D extension benchmark problems. It is shown in the demonstrative problems that the nodal error reaching upto 1,400 pcm in a rodded case is reduced to 10 pcm by introducing 10 sub-planes per MOC plane and the transport error is reduced from about 150 pcm to 10 pcm by using SP3. Also it is observed, in the C5G7MOX rodded configuration B problem, that the eigenvalues and pin power errors of 180 pcm and 2.2% of the 10 sub-planes diffusion case are reduced to 40 pcm and 1.4%, respectively, for SP3 with only about a 15% increase in the computing time. It is shown that the SP5 case gives very similar results to the SP3 case. (author)

  5. Réingénierie de base d'images, quelles procédures mettre en oeuvre ? L'exemple de la base d'images de la bibliothèque centrale du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

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    Lenglet, Estel

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    La réingénierie d'une base de données, notamment les bases d'images, pose la question des processus à suivre. Ce mémoire, rédigé à partir d'un stage au sein des bibliothèques du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, a pour objectif de déterminer des procédures à mettre en place au cours de la réingénierie, mais également pour l'alimentation courante de la future base d'images. Après une étude du contexte et de l'existant, ce mémoire propose des procédures à appliquer dans le cadre de la gesti...

  6. Comportamento reológico de suspensões aquosas de um sistema varistor à base de ZnO Rheological properties of aqueous suspensions of a ZnO varistor system

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    S. L. M. Brito

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O comportamento reológico de suspensões cerâmicas apresenta forte dependência do pH, quantidade de dispersante e concentração de sólidos. Quando dispersões são compostas por vários óxidos diferentes, o comportamento reológico pode ser afetado de maneira diferente da simples combinação dos materiais individuais. Neste trabalho, o método de viscosimetria rotacional com geometria de cilíndricos concêntricos foi utilizado para avaliar a estabilidade de suspensões cerâmicas de um sistema varistor à base de ZnO (aditivos: Bi2O3, Sb2O3, Co3O4, Mn2O3, NiO, Cr2O3. A partir do comportamento reológico, foi possível estabelecer condições otimizadas de pH e quantidade de dispersante 9,0 e 1,70 mg/g respectivamente. Com estas condições foi determinado o limite de concentração de sólido de 43,4%, que é pequeno e deve estar provavelmente ligado ao fator de empacotamento prejudicado pela estreita distribuição granulométrica do ZnO.Rheological properties of ceramic suspensions show strong dependence on pH, amount of dispersant and solid concentration. Most of the time, the suspensions are composed of different oxides and the rheological behavior tends to be more complex than the simple sum of single materials. In a previous work, the stability of ZnO-based varistor dispersion was analyzed regarding the physical-chemistry of the system. In this work, the method of rotational viscosimeter was used to evaluate the stability of ceramic suspensions of a ZnO-based varistor system containing Bi2O3, Sb2O3, Co3O4, Mn2O3, NiO, and Cr2O3. Using this stability information, it was possible to establish optimized conditions of pH and amount of dispersant 9.0 and 1.70/ mg/g, respectively. The limit of solid concentration was determined by a simple rheological model as 43.4%. The low packing value was probably due to the sharp grain size distribution of the ZnO powder which reduced the particle packing density.

  7. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE: A PROPOSED INDICATOR BASED ON EXPERTS’ PERCEPTIONS EVIDENCIAÇÃO DE INFORMAÇÕES AMBIENTAIS: PROPOSTA DE UM INDICADOR A PARTIR DA PERCEPÇÃO DE ESPECIALISTAS

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    Ramon K. B. Bachmann

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper is aimed at listing environmental attributes, according to the degree of importance of disclosure, to compose a truly Brazilian indicator that assesses the quality of environmental information disclosure. “Environmental accounting/sustainability” experts and environmental disclosure attributes were selected, based on Brazilian and international studies. Through Delphi rounds, the experts outlined the list of the most relevant attributes to compose the indicator. The Environmental Disclosure Indicator – EDI consists of ten attributes than combine practicality and representativeness of the quality of environmental information disclosure. The results revealed a high degree of importance and, therefore, a greater weight of qualitative attributes, such as “Environmental Impacts of Products and Processes” and “Information about Residues”. The study contributes by revealing “what” should be disclosed prioritarily, that is, which are the essential environmental attributes. It contributes to verify whether the amount of environmental information companies have disclosed have necessarily meant disclosure quality. As it provides an instrument to quantify the quality of environmental disclosure, the study permits further research about the association between this disclosure and other company aspects, such as performance and corporate governance.O artigo tem por objetivo elencar atributos ambientais, conforme o grau de importância de disclosure, para composição de um indicador genuinamente brasileiro que avalie qualidade de evidenciação de informações ambientais. Selecionaram-se especialistas da área “contabilidade ambiental/sustentabilidade” e atributos de evidenciação ambiental subsidiados por estudos nacionais e internacionais. Por meio de rodadas Delphi, os especialistas delinearam o rol de atributos mais relevantes para a composição do indicador. O Indicador de Disclosure Ambiental – IDA é composto por

  8. Historicismo: notas sobre um paradigma

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    José D’Assunção Barros

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo desenvolver algumas considerações sobre o Historicismo e sua possibilidade de ser examinado como um dos paradigmas que concorrem para o estabelecimento de uma história científica no século XIX. O primeiro ponto tratado é relativo às origens do paradigma Historicista na transição do século XVIII para o século XIX. Na sequência, aproximamo-nos da apropriação conservadora do paradigma historicista no novo contexto no qual a burguesia européia está assentada no Poder, combinando-se com a consolidação dos modernos estados-nações. A especificação das características deste paradigma constituem o principal ponto de análise

  9. Experimental feasibility study of radial injection cooling of three-pad radial air foil bearings

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    Shrestha, Suman K.

    Air foil bearings use ambient air as a lubricant allowing environment-friendly operation. When they are designed, installed, and operated properly, air foil bearings are very cost effective and reliable solution to oil-free turbomachinery. Because air is used as a lubricant, there are no mechanical contacts between the rotor and bearings and when the rotor is lifted off the bearing, near frictionless quiet operation is possible. However, due to the high speed operation, thermal management is one of the very important design factors to consider. Most widely accepted practice of the cooling method is axial cooling, which uses cooling air passing through heat exchange channels formed underneath the bearing pad. Advantage is no hardware modification to implement the axial cooling because elastic foundation structure of foil bearing serves as a heat exchange channels. Disadvantage is axial temperature gradient on the journal shaft and bearing. This work presents the experimental feasibility study of alternative cooling method using radial injection of cooling air directly on the rotor shaft. The injection speeds, number of nozzles, location of nozzles, total air flow rate are important factors determining the effectiveness of the radial injection cooling method. Effectiveness of the radial injection cooling was compared with traditional axial cooling method. A previously constructed test rig was modified to accommodate a new motor with higher torque and radial injection cooling. The radial injection cooling utilizes the direct air injection to the inlet region of air film from three locations at 120° from one another with each location having three axially separated holes. In axial cooling, a certain axial pressure gradient is applied across the bearing to induce axial cooling air through bump foil channels. For the comparison of the two methods, the same amount of cooling air flow rate was used for both axial cooling and radial injection. Cooling air flow rate was

  10. 14 CFR 73.5 - Bearings; radials; miles.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Bearings; radials; miles. 73.5 Section 73.5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRSPACE SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE General § 73.5 Bearings; radials; miles. (a) All bearings and radials in this...

  11. 14 CFR 71.7 - Bearings, radials, and mileages.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Bearings, radials, and mileages. 71.7 Section 71.7 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... REPORTING POINTS § 71.7 Bearings, radials, and mileages. All bearings and radials in this part are true...

  12. Linear theory radial and nonradial pulsations of DA dwarf stars

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    Starrfield, S.; Cox, A.N.; Hodson, S.; Pesnell, W.D.

    1982-07-28

    The Los Alamos stellar envelope and radial linear non-adiabatic computer code, along with a new Los Alamos non-radial code are used to investigate the total hydrogen mass necessary to produce the non-radial instability of DA dwarfs. (GHT)

  13. RAPID program to predict radial power and burnup distribution of UO{sub 2} fuel

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    Lee, Chan Bock; Song, Jae Sung; Bang, Je Gun; Kim, Dae Ho [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea)

    1999-02-01

    Due to the radial variation of the neutron flux and its energy spectrum inside UO{sub 2} fuel, the fission density and fissile isotope production rates are varied radially in the pellet, and it becomes necessary to know the accurate radial power and burnup variation to predict the high burnup fuel behavior such as rim effects. Therefore, to predict the radial distribution of power, burnup and fissionable nuclide densities in the pellet with the burnup and U-235 enrichment, RAPID(RAdial power and burnup Prediction by following fissile Isotope Distribution in the pellet) program was developed. It considers the specific radial variation of the neutron reaction of the nuclides while the constant radial variation of neutron reaction except neutron absorption of U-238 regardless of the nuclides, the burnup and U-235 enrichment is assumed in TUBRNP model which is recognized as the one of the most reliable models. Therefore, it is expected that RAPID may be more accurate than TUBRNP, specially at high burnup region. RAPID is based upon and validated by the detailed reactor physics code, HELIOS which is one of few codes that can calculates the radial variations of the nuclides inside the pellet. Comparison of RAPID prediction with the measured data of the irradiated fuels showed very good agreement. RAPID can be used to calculate the local variations of the fissionable nuclide concentrations as well as the local power and burnup inside that pellet as a function of the burnup up to 10 w/o U-235 enrichment and 150 MWD/kgU burnup under the LWR environment. (author). 8 refs., 50 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Radial differential interior tomography and its image reconstruction with differentiated backprojection and projection onto convex sets

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    Purpose: Interior tomography has been recognized as one of the most effective approaches in computed tomography (CT) to reduce radiation dose rendered to patients. In this work, the authors propose and evaluate an imaging method of radial differential interior tomography.Methods: In interior tomography, an x-ray beam is collimated to only irradiate the region of interest (ROI) with suspected lesions while the surrounding area/volume of normal tissues/organs is spared. In the proposed imaging method of radial differential interior tomography, the outcome is a ROI image that has gone through a radial differential filtering. The image reconstruction algorithm for the radial differential interior tomography is kept in the fashion of differentiated backprojection and projection onto convex sets, but the required a priori knowledge in a small round area becomes zero and may be more readily available in practice.Results: Using the projection data simulated by computer and acquired by CT scanner, the authors evaluate and verify the performance of the proposed radial differential interior tomography method and its associated image reconstruction algorithm. The preliminary results show that the proposed imaging method can generate an image that is the radial differentiation of a conventional tomographic image and is robust over noise that inevitably exist in practice.Conclusions: It is believed that the proposed imaging method may find its utility in advanced clinical applications wherein a ROI-based image processing and analysis is required for lesion visualization, characterization, and diagnosis

  15. Uso do sistema de controle gerencial e desempenho: um estudo em empresas brasileiras sob a perspectiva da resources-based view Management control system use and performance: a study in brazilian companies using resources-based view

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    José Carlos Tiomatsu Oyadomari

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste estudo de natureza empírico-teórica foi entender os relacionamentos entre o Uso do Sistema de Controle Gerencial; o desenvolvimento de Competências Organizacionais e Desempenho usando o framework proposto por Henri 2006 . A dimensão Uso do Sistema de Controle Gerencial proposta por Simons 1995; 2000 em Uso Diagnóstico e Uso Interativo é pouco estudada no Brasil; contrariamente à literatura internacional; embora esta tenha mostrado alguns resultados que são contraditórios. A pesquisa foi realizada em 2008; por meio de um survey em uma amostra de 104 empresas constantes da relação das 1.000 Maiores Empresas da Revista Exame. Com a aplicação da Modelagem de Equação Estrutural; os principais resultados mostram que não existem evidências de relacionamento negativo entre o Uso Diagnóstico e o desenvolvimento de Competências Organizacionais; o que contradiz os resultados de Henri 2006 . Também se identificou que o Uso Interativo influencia positivamente as competências Aprendizagem Organizacional e Orientação para Mercado e estas influenciam positivamente o Desempenho medido por auto-avaliação . O estudo contribui para a literatura nacional ao abordar um tema que integra Contabilidade Gerencial e Estratégia; e também por operacionalizar o construto Tensões Dinâmicas. O resultado contribui para a prática ao mostrar que as empresas devem continuar usando diagnosticamente o Controle Gerencial; pois este auxilia a organização a corrigir desvios; ao mesmo tempo que recomenda a utilização da forma interativa para ativar as competências organizacionais.The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship among Management Control System Use, development of company's organizational competences and performance using Henri's framework (HENRI, 2006. The dimension Use of Management Control System, proposed by Simons (1995, 2000 in diagnostic use and interactive use is scarcely studied in Brazil, in spite

  16. 集对分析径向基函数神经网络预测模型%Prediction Model of Radial Basis Function Neural Network Based on Set Pair Analysis

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    陈晶; 王文圣; 李跃清

    2011-01-01

    将集对分析与径向基函数神经网络结合,提出了集对分析径向基函数神经网络预测模型.模型思路是将研究对象t-1时和t时的影响因子集构造为集对并计算联系度,由联系度的同一度、差异度、对立度及研究对象t-1时的值为输入,研究对象t时的值为输出,构建径向基函数神经网络.以年径流预测为例研究表明,模型结构清晰、步骤明确、预测精度较高,为集对分析应用于水文预测提供了新思路.%The proposed SPA-RBFNN prediction model is a combination of set pair analysis (SPA) and radial basis function neural network (RBFNN). The idea of SPA-RBFNN, firstly sets the impact factors of research object in both t-1 and t period of time as a pair, and calculates the connection degree of the pair, then uses its calculated homology degree, difference degree and antinomy degree, along with the situation of research object in t-1 period of time as model input, the situation of research object in t period of time as model output, finally finishes the model establishment. The case study of annual runoff prediction shows that SPARBFNN prediction model is characterized by explicit structure, easy realization and good prediction ability. The model construction idea provides a new thinking for the application of SPA in solving the hydrological prediction problems.

  17. Design of a polymer thermoelectric generator using radial architecture

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    Menon, Akanksha K.; Yee, Shannon K.

    2016-02-01

    Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are solid-state heat engines consisting of p-type and n-type semiconductors that convert heat into electricity via the Seebeck effect. Conducting polymers are a viable alternative with intrinsic advantages over their inorganic counterparts, since they are abundant, flexible as thick-films, and have reduced manufacturing costs due to solution processing. Furthermore, polymers have an inherently low thermal conductivity, thus affording them the option of forgoing some heat exchanger costs. Current examples of polymer TE devices have been limited to traditional flat-plate geometries with power densities on the μW/cm2 scale, where their potential is not fully realized. Herein, we report a novel radial device architecture and model the improved performance of polymer-based TEG based on this architecture. Our radial architecture accommodates a fluid as the heat source and can operate under natural convection alone due to heat spreading. Analytical heat transfer and electrical models are presented that optimize the device for maximum power density, and for the first time we obtain the geometry matching condition that maximizes the efficiency. We predict high power densities of ˜1 mW/cm2 using state-of-the-art polymer TEs subjected to a temperature difference of 100 K, which is nearly 1000× higher than polymer flat-plate architectures reported in literature.

  18. State of the Field: Extreme Precision Radial Velocities

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    Fischer, Debra A.; Anglada-Escude, Guillem; Arriagada, Pamela; Baluev, Roman V.; Bean, Jacob L.; Bouchy, Francois; Buchhave, Lars A.; Carroll, Thorsten; Chakraborty, Abhijit; Crepp, Justin R.; Dawson, Rebekah I.; Diddams, Scott A.; Dumusque, Xavier; Eastman, Jason D.; Endl, Michael; Figueira, Pedro; Ford, Eric B.; Foreman-Mackey, Daniel; Fournier, Paul; Fűrész, Gabor; Gaudi, B. Scott; Gregory, Philip C.; Grundahl, Frank; Hatzes, Artie P.; Hébrard, Guillaume; Herrero, Enrique; Hogg, David W.; Howard, Andrew W.; Johnson, John A.; Jorden, Paul; Jurgenson, Colby A.; Latham, David W.; Laughlin, Greg; Loredo, Thomas J.; Lovis, Christophe; Mahadevan, Suvrath; McCracken, Tyler M.; Pepe, Francesco; Perez, Mario; Phillips, David F.; Plavchan, Peter P.; Prato, Lisa; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Reiners, Ansgar; Robertson, Paul; Santos, Nuno C.; Sawyer, David; Segransan, Damien; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Steinmetz, Tilo; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Udry, Stéphane; Valenti, Jeff A.; Wang, Sharon X.; Wittenmyer, Robert A.; Wright, Jason T.

    2016-06-01

    The Second Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocities defined circa 2015 the state of the art Doppler precision and identified the critical path challenges for reaching 10 cm s‑1 measurement precision. The presentations and discussion of key issues for instrumentation and data analysis and the workshop recommendations for achieving this bold precision are summarized here. Beginning with the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher spectrograph, technological advances for precision radial velocity (RV) measurements have focused on building extremely stable instruments. To reach still higher precision, future spectrometers will need to improve upon the state of the art, producing even higher fidelity spectra. This should be possible with improved environmental control, greater stability in the illumination of the spectrometer optics, better detectors, more precise wavelength calibration, and broader bandwidth spectra. Key data analysis challenges for the precision RV community include distinguishing center of mass (COM) Keplerian motion from photospheric velocities (time correlated noise) and the proper treatment of telluric contamination. Success here is coupled to the instrument design, but also requires the implementation of robust statistical and modeling techniques. COM velocities produce Doppler shifts that affect every line identically, while photospheric velocities produce line profile asymmetries with wavelength and temporal dependencies that are different from Keplerian signals. Exoplanets are an important subfield of astronomy and there has been an impressive rate of discovery over the past two decades. However, higher precision RV measurements are required to serve as a discovery technique for potentially habitable worlds, to confirm and characterize detections from transit missions, and to provide mass measurements for other space-based missions. The future of exoplanet science has very different trajectories depending on the precision that

  19. Ultrasonic elastography using sector scan imaging and a radial compression.

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    Souchon, Rémi; Soualmi, Lahbib; Bertrand, Michel; Chapelon, Jean-Yves; Kallel, Faouzi; Ophir, Jonathan

    2002-05-01

    Elastography is an imaging technique based on strain estimation in soft tissues under quasi-static compression. The stress is usually created by a compression plate, and the target is imaged by an ultrasonic linear array. This configuration is used for breast elastography, and has been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Phenomena such as strain decay with tissue depth and strain concentrations have been reported. However in some in vivo situations, like prostate or blood vessels imaging, this set-up cannot be used. We propose a device to acquire in vivo elastograms of the prostate. The compression is applied by inflating a balloon that covers a transrectal sector probe. The 1D algorithm used to calculate the radial strain fails if the center of the imaging probe does not correspond to the center of the compressor. Therefore, experimental elastograms are calculated with a 2D algorithm that accounts for tangential displacements of the tissue. In this article, in order to gain a better understanding of the image formation process, the use of ultrasonic sector scans to image the radial compression of a target is investigated. Elastograms of homogeneous phantoms are presented, and compared with simulated images. Both show a strain decay with tissue depth. Then experimental and simulated elastograms of a phantom that contains a hard inclusion are presented, showing that strain concentrations occur as well. A method to compensate for strain decay and therefore to increase the contrast of the strain elastograms is proposed. It is expected that such information will help to interpret and possibly improve the elastograms obtained via radial compression. PMID:12160060

  20. Radial Keratotomy:Eleven-year Experiences

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    1992-01-01

    During the period from 1980 to 1991,Radial Keratotomy(RK)hadbeen done by the author under topical anesthesia in more than 10000 cases,mostly on both eyes at the same time.Those patients had myopia with apreoperative refractive error between 1.5 and 20.0 diopters(D).The surgicaltechnique consisted of 4,8,16 incisions using a diamond knife with micrometerand the diameter of the central clear zone was mostly 3.0mm and determinedby preoperative refractive error.Many different procedures were tried to im-pro...

  1. Convex and Radially Concave Contoured Distributions

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    Wolf-Dieter Richter

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Integral representations of the locally defined star-generalized surface content measures on star spheres are derived for boundary spheres of balls being convex or radially concave with respect to a fan in Rn. As a result, the general geometric measure representation of star-shaped probability distributions and the general stochastic representation of the corresponding random vectors allow additional specific interpretations in the two mentioned cases. Applications to estimating and testing hypotheses on scaling parameters are presented, and two-dimensional sample clouds are simulated.

  2. Linear accelerator with radial lines - LIA-30

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    Multimodule linear induction 40 MeV accelerator on radial lines with distributed parameters, a powerful generator of bremsstrahlung radiation, is briefly described. More than 2000 controlled spark switches commutate low-impedance inductor lines according to a specified program at nanosecond accuracy. The electron beam of up to 100 kA current is transported in the external longitudinal magnetic field over the beamline 25 m long. Some research results in optimization of the conditions for annular electron beam transportation and feasibility of various acceleration regimes are noted

  3. Coupling Between Velocities in a Radial Supercharger

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    Pavlechko, V. N.; Petrov, O. A.

    2014-03-01

    We have analyzed the velocities of the medium and impeller in a radial supercharger with consideration of the Coriolis acceleration. We have derived an expression for determining the angular velocity of the medium that differs from the angular velocity of the impeller. Dependences have been obtained to determine the velocity of the medium at the exit from the impeller on the inclination angle of the supercharger blades and their coupling with the circumferential velocity of the impeller in the absence of energy losses. Graphical dependences of velocities on the inclination angle of the blades at different ratios of inside radius to outside radius have been constructed.

  4. Analytical fit of radial velocity data

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    Delisle, J -B; Buchschacher, N; Alesina, F

    2015-01-01

    We describe an analytical method for computing the orbital parameters of planets from the periodogram of a radial velocity signal. The method is very efficient and provides a good approximation of the orbital parameters. The accuracy is mainly limited by the accuracy of the computation of the Fourier decomposition of the signal which is sensible to sampling and noise. Our method is complementary with more accurate (and more computer time expensive) numerical algorithms (e.g. Levenberg-Marquardt, MCMC, genetic algorithms). Indeed, the analytical approximation can be used as initial condition to accelerate the convergence of these numerical methods.

  5. O Amor na Internet: um Encontro Amoroso de um Adolescente

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    Márcia Stengel

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo discutem-se as possibilidades que as redes sociais introduzem na vida amorosa de adolescentes. As novas tecnologias de comunicação influenciam a subjetividade, assim como mudam hábitos de vida e os modos de as pessoas se relacionarem, incluindo-se as relações amorosas. A adolescência é um momento decisivo na vida em que o sujeito procura estratégias para assegurar uma marca de identificação, sendo os amigos sua principal fonte para tal. A busca pelo parceiro amoroso é também fundamental, e as novas ofertas de instrumentos para tal devem impactar ações, pensamentos e imaginários. A partir do relato de caso publicado, trabalharam-se neste texto as conexões entre internet, adolescência e construção de relações amorosas. Observou-se que a iniciação afetivo-sexual pode ser facilitada pela internet, pois com ela os adolescentes podem dar maior vazão às fantasias e se sentir mais livres, destituídos das barreiras que dificultam as relações. Entretanto, também estão presentes desafios inerentes aos relacionamentos amorosos, sejam presenciais ou virtuais.

  6. Construção e reconstrução de um sistema hipermídia sobre anticorpos monoclonais com base na estrutura cognitiva do especialista de conteúdo Building and rebuilding of a hipermidia system based on the teaching/specialist content's cognitive structure: a case study on monoclonal antibodies system

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    Miriam Struchiner

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se o desenvolvimento do sistema hipermídia Anticorpos Monoclonais, com desenho baseado no conhecimento estrutural de um especialista de conteúdo. A primeira versão do sistema, construída com "organizadores gráficos" para apoiar os alunos na visualização e compreensão do conteúdo, foi avaliada por 42 estudantes de Biologia. Os resultados foram positivos, porém 11 alunos mencionaram dificuldades em localizar conceitos importantes. Em conseqüência, tanto a estrutura como a interface foram modificadas em uma segunda versão, utilizando-se um mapa conceitual (Novak e Gowin, 1984 para a apresentação da interface gráfica. Esta versão foi avaliada por outro grupo de 24 alunos nas mesmas condições que a primeira turma, obtendo-se resultados positivos em relação à organização e orientação dos alunos no uso sistema. Os resultados sugerem que os mapas conceituais contribuem positivamente para a representação do conhecimento de um especialista e também para auxiliar a busca e consulta de informações em sistemas hipermídia.We report the development of the Monoclonal Antibodies Hypermedia System, aimed at Biosciences undergraduate students. The method used for defining the hypermedia structure and the interface was based on the content specialist structural knowledge. The system first version presented a graphic interface based on a "graphic organizer" to support students navigation and comprehention. Forty two Biology students used the hypermedia as part of the Imunology course activities. Although the hypermedia system was positively evaluated by the students., 11 students reported difficulties in finding information in the hypertext structure. Based on results, the system structure and interface were redesigned. The second version was based on "concept map" (Novak & Gowin, 1994. This version was evaluated by another group of 24 Biology students, presenting positive findings about their orientation and navigation. The

  7. Um problema de teoria de grafos

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    Barbedo, Inês; Pacheco, Maria F.

    2005-01-01

    Uma etapa fulcral da resolução de um problema é a sua representação por um diagrama. Um grafo pode ser a ferramenta ideal para a esquematização de uma situação, podendo representar redes físicas (redes viárias, circuitos eléctricos) assim como as interacções que ocorrem entre indivíduos num ecossistema ou numa teia de relações sociais. Sendo os conceitos introdutórios da Teoria de Grafos de fácil compreensão mesmo por alunos numa fase inicial da sua formação, ela é um tópico motivador e um a...

  8. Radial velocity fitting challenge. I. Simulating the data set including realistic stellar radial-velocity signals

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    Dumusque, X.

    2016-08-01

    Context. Stellar signals are the main limitation for precise radial-velocity (RV) measurements. These signals arise from the photosphere of the stars. The m s-1 perturbation created by these signals prevents the detection and mass characterization of small-mass planetary candidates such as Earth-twins. Several methods have been proposed to mitigate stellar signals in RV measurements. However, without precisely knowing the stellar and planetary signals in real observations, it is extremely difficult to test the efficiency of these methods. Aims: The goal of the RV fitting challenge is to generate simulated RV data including stellar and planetary signals and to perform a blind test within the community to test the efficiency of the different methods proposed to recover planetary signals despite stellar signals. Methods: In this first paper, we describe the simulation used to model the measurements of the RV fitting challenge. Each simulated planetary system includes the signals from instrumental noise, stellar oscillations, granulation, supergranulation, stellar activity, and observed and simulated planetary systems. In addition to RV variations, this simulation also models the effects of instrumental noise and stellar signals on activity observables obtained by HARPS-type high-resolution spectrographs, that is, the calcium activity index log (R'HK) and the bisector span and full width at half maximum of the cross-correlation function. Results: We publish the 15 systems used for the RV fitting challenge including the details about the planetary systems that were injected into each of them. Based on observations collected at the La Silla Parana Observatory, ESO (Chile), with the HARPS spectrograph at the 3.6-m telescope.The simulated data sets are available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (http://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/593/A5 and at the wiki of the RV fitting challenge http://https://rv-challenge.wikispaces.com.

  9. Rotary and radial forcing effects on center-of-mass locomotion dynamics.

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    Shen, Z H; Larson, P L; Seipel, J E

    2014-09-01

    Rotary and radial forcing are two common actuation methods for legged robots. However, these two orthogonal methods of center-of-mass (CoM) forcing have not been compared as potentially alternative strategies of actuation. In this paper, we compare the CoM stability and energetics of running with rotary and radial actuation through the simulation of two models: the rotary-forced spring-loaded inverted pendulum (rotary-forced-SLIP), and the radially-forced-SLIP. We model both radial and rotary actuation in the simplest way, applying them as a constant force during the stance portion of the gait. A simple application of constant rotary forcing throughout stance is capable of producing fully-asymptotically stable motion; however, a similarly constant application of radial forcing throughout the stance is not capable of producing stable solutions. We then allow both the applied rotary and radial forcing functions to turn on or off based on the occurrence of the mid-stance event, which breaks the symmetry of actuation during stance towards a net forward propulsion. We find that both a rotary force applied in the first half of stance and a radial force applied in the second half of stance, are capable of stabilizing running. Interestingly, these two forcing methods improve the motion stability in different ways. Rotary forcing first reduces then greatly increases the size of the stable parameter region when gradually increased. Radial forcing expands the stable parameter region, but only in a moderate way. Also, it is found that parameter region stabilized by rotary and radial forcing are largely complementary. Overall, rotary forcing can better stabilize running for both constant and event-based forcing functions that were attempted. This indicates that rotary forcing has an inherent capability of stabilizing running, even when minimal time-or-event-or-state feedback is present. Radial forcing, however, tends to be more energy efficient when compared to rotary forcing

  10. Temperature field reconstruction based on Gaussian radial basis function with subarea optimization%基于高斯径向基的子区域优化温度场重建算法

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    柳丹; 石为人; 熊庆宇; 石欣

    2015-01-01

    In the application environment where measuring the temperature in the process of industrial heating,the reconstruc-tion algorithm is the key to realize the measurement of temperature field by using ultrasonic.In order to solve the problem,this paper developed a reconstruction optimization algorithm without changing the number of effective ultrasonic wave.It used the perfect function approximation ability of Gaussian radial basis function to implement the mapping relations between the sound wave propagation velocity and the temperature distribution,then reconstructed the measured temperature field through the ma-trix singular value decomposition.The algorithm had reconstructed four kinds of typical model of temperature field:unimodal skewed,unimodal symmetric,bimodal deflection and bimodal symmetrical under different Gaussian noise interference in the simulation experiments.The simulation results have proved that the algorithm has the advantages of high reconstruction preci-sion,strong anti-jamming capability and fast response speed.%在采用超声波进行工业加热过程中的温度场测量时,重建算法是实现被测温度场重建的关键。针对这一问题,提出一种基于高斯径向基函数的子区域优化温度场重建算法,不改变有效声线数,细化子区域,运用高斯径向基函数,逼近超声波传播速度与温度分布的映射关系,通过矩阵奇异值分解重建被测温度场。针对单峰偏斜/对称、双峰偏斜/对称四种典型模型温度场,在不同高斯噪声干扰下进行温度场重建仿真实验,结果表明:该算法重建精度高、抗干扰能力强、响应速度快。

  11. Bullying na Escola: um sofrimento

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    Marlene Silva Sardinha Gurpilhares

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O bullying é uma forma de violência presente nas escolas e o termo é utilizado para caracterizar todas as formas de agressões repetitivas psicológicas e físicas, direta ou indiretamente. Esta violência causa sofrimentos, intimidação e medo, sempre numa relação de poder entre pares. Esta pesquisa trata de um estudo do bullying escolar: o que é, como surgiu, como identificá-lo e sua caracterização, conseqüências, causas, o papel da escola, de professores e pais e uma proposta prática que pode ser adotada para sua prevenção e contenção. O objetivo é organizar materiais para leitura dos atores educacionais para uma possível reflexão, através de pesquisas bibliográficas. Esta violência é grave e deveria ser tratada como saúde pública, devido às conseqüências que traz, como queda na aprendizagem, na autoestima e em casos mais graves, até o suicido e outras tragédias. A escola necessita atentar para esse tipo de violência, revendo suas ações em todos os momentos, tendo um olhar integral e diferenciado em relação aos alunos. É fundamental que o bullying não seja tratado como brincadeira de criança e para ser identificado e combatido é necessária uma ação entre a família e todos da escola, que pode ser desenvolvida através de projetos que ajudem a apontar caminhos para a solução do problema. Tais ações devem ser pautadas por constantes debates e reflexões, nas quais o aluno se torne o protagonista. Não existem fórmulas prontas, pois a intervenção deve ser feita através da realidade de cada escola.

  12. TRATAMENTO DE SEMENTES DE ARROZ, TRIGO, FEIJÃO E SOJA COM UM PRODUTO FORMULADO À BASE DE CÉLULAS E DE METABÓLITOS DE Bacillus subtilis

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    E LAZZARETTI

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    Full Text Available Um produto constituido de pó-molhável (PBBS formulado à base de células (60g e de metabólitos (60g de Bacillus subtilis, argila (480g, espalhante (7,92g e água (2400ml, moído e seco, mostrou-se semelhante aos tratamentos com fungicidas recomendados para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani, Aspergillus sp. e Sclerotinia sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão; Pyricularia oryzae e Rhinchosporium sativum em sementes de arroz; e Cercospora kikuchii, Phomopsis phaseoli e Fusarium spp. em sementes de soja. Para Dreschlera oryzae em arroz e Bipolaris sorokiniana, P. oryzae e Alternaria tenuis em sementes de trigo, o tratamento com o PBBS, embora não tenha se igualado ao tratamento com o fungicida padrão, diferiu estatisticamente do tratamento testemunha. A nodulação das raízes de feijão e soja por bactérias simbióticas, fixadoras de nitrogênio, não foi influenciada quando o PBBS foi aplicado simultaneamente ao inoculante contendo Rhyzobium sp. e Bradyrhizobium japonicum, respectivamente. O PBBS também não afetou a emergência das plântulas das culturas testadas.A biological fungicide product containing B. subtilis cells (60 g and metabolites (60g was transformed into a wettable powder formulated with, clay (480 g, surfactant (7,92 g and water (2400 ml.The product showed to be similar to the conventional fungicides used in the control of Rhizoctonia solani, Aspergillus sp. and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in bean seeds. The control of Pyricularia oryzae and Rhinchosporium sativum in rice seeds and Cercospora kikuchii, Phomopsis phaseoli and Fusarium spp. in soybean seeds was also as efficient as the comercial fungicides. For Dreschlera oryzae in rice seeds and Bipolaris sorokiniana, P. oryzae and Alternaria tenuis in wheat seeds, the treatment with the product, althought not as efficient as the chemical treatment, was statistically distinct from the control. The root nodulation of bean and soybean by nitrogen fixing bacteria, was not affected

  13. Sistema de gestão ambiental no Verdegreen Hotel – João Pessoa/PB: um estudo de caso sob a perspectiva da resource-based view

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    Camila Cristina Rodrigues Salgado

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    Full Text Available A pressão por um novo padrão de desenvolvimento sustentável passou a exigir das organizações modernas a busca da competitividade, mas respeitando e considerando as questões ambientais. Neste sentido, uma ferramenta que atua na implantação de estratégias estruturadas é o Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA, que tem como foco a melhoria do desempenho ambiental. Esta melhoria, por sua vez, pode proporcionar às organizações diversos benefícios, dentre os quais, a obtenção de vantagens competitivas, passíveis de mensuração a partir de diferentes perspectivas. Uma dessas é a aplicação do modelo VRIO, fundamentado pela Resource-Based View (RBV, que considera que a heterogeneidade entre as empresas decorre de diferenças entre os seus recursos internos e capacidades. Contudo, apesar de serem encontrados na literatura alguns estudos que avaliam o potencial competitivo de determinadas organizações, essas avaliações não têm sido realizadas em objetos específicos, a exemplo dos SGA’s. Deste modo, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os recursos e capacidades (estratégias ambientais do SGA adotado pelo Verdegreen Hotel, identificando quais destes possuem potencial de gerar vantagem competitiva. Para tanto, este estudo de caso de caráter exploratório-descritivo utilizou como ferramentas de coleta de dados: a pesquisa bibliográfica, a entrevista semiestruturada, a pesquisa documental e a observação direta. A interpretação dos resultados e a consolidação das informações foram realizadas a partir de uma abordagem qualitativa, utilizando duas técnicas de análise de dados, quais sejam: análise de conteúdo e análise por meio do modelo VRIO. Os resultados encontrados mostram que o hotel está bastante estruturado em relação ao seu SGA, assim como alcançou benefícios relacionados à melhoria da gestão dos fatores ambientais, ao fortalecimento da imagem e ganhos em competitividade. Por outro lado, as principais

  14. The Interpolation Theory of Radial Basis Functions

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    2010-01-01

    In this dissertation, it is first shown that, when the radial basis function is a $p$-norm and $1 2$. Specifically, for every $p > 2$, we construct a set of different points in some $\\Rd$ for which the interpolation matrix is singular. The greater part of this work investigates the sensitivity of radial basis function interpolants to changes in the function values at the interpolation points. Our early results show that it is possible to recast the work of Ball, Narcowich and Ward in the language of distributional Fourier transforms in an elegant way. We then use this language to study the interpolation matrices generated by subsets of regular grids. In particular, we are able to extend the classical theory of Toeplitz operators to calculate sharp bounds on the spectra of such matrices. Applying our understanding of these spectra, we construct preconditioners for the conjugate gradient solution of the interpolation equations. Our main result is that the number of steps required to achieve solution of the lin...

  15. Asymptotic Solutions of Serial Radial Fuel Shuffling

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    Xue-Nong Chen

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    Full Text Available In this paper, the mechanism of traveling wave reactors (TWRs is investigated from the mathematical physics point of view, in which a stationary fission wave is formed by radial fuel drifting. A two dimensional cylindrically symmetric core is considered and the fuel is assumed to drift radially according to a continuous fuel shuffling scheme. A one-group diffusion equation with burn-up dependent macroscopic coefficients is set up. The burn-up dependent macroscopic coefficients were assumed to be known as functions of neutron fluence. By introducing the effective multiplication factor keff, a nonlinear eigenvalue problem is formulated. The 1-D stationary cylindrical coordinate problem can be solved successively by analytical and numerical integrations for associated eigenvalues keff. Two representative 1-D examples are shown for inward and outward fuel drifting motions, respectively. The inward fuel drifting has a higher keff than the outward one. The 2-D eigenvalue problem has to be solved by a more complicated method, namely a pseudo time stepping iteration scheme. Its 2-D asymptotic solutions are obtained together with certain eigenvalues keff for several fuel inward drifting speeds. Distributions of the neutron flux, the neutron fluence, the infinity multiplication factor kinf and the normalized power are presented for two different drifting speeds.

  16. Radially Magnetized Protoplanetary Disk: Vertical Profile

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    Russo, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the response of a thin accretion disk to an external radial magnetic field. Our focus is on protoplanetary disks (PPDs), which are exposed during their later evolution to an intense, magnetized wind from the central star. A radial magnetic field is mixed into a thin surface layer, is wound up by the disk shear, and is pushed downward by a combination of turbulent mixing and ambipolar and Ohmic drift. The toroidal field reaches much greater strengths than the seed vertical field that is usually invoked in PPD models, even becoming superthermal. Linear stability analysis indicates that the disk experiences the magnetorotational instability (MRI) at a higher magnetization than a vertically magnetized disk when both the effects of ambipolar and Hall drift are taken into account. Steady vertical profiles of density and magnetic field are obtained at several radii between 0.06 and 1 AU in response to a wind magnetic field $B_r \\sim (10^{-4}$-$10^{-2})(r/{\\rm AU})^{-2}$ G. Careful attention is giv...

  17. An analytical estimate of the coefficient for radial charged particle diffusion in Jupiter's magnetosphere using plasma radial distribution

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    Gubar, Yu. I.

    2015-11-01

    A radial profile of the plasma mass distribution in Jupiter's magnetosphere in the region beyond Io's orbit up to ˜15 Jupiter radii R J constructed according to the results of measurements on the Voyager 1 and Galileo spacecraft is used to determine the radial dependence and radial diffusion coefficient D LL . The initial profile is approximated by a function decreasing as L -5 ± 1. For this radial mass distribution, radial ion diffusion outside of Io's orbit caused by centrifugal forces is possible. An estimate of (1.2-6.7)10-11 L 6 ± 1 for D LL was obtained.

  18. Frequentist and Bayesian Orbital Parameter Estimaton from Radial Velocity Data Using RVLIN, BOOTTRAN, and RUN DMC

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    Nelson, Benjamin Earl; Wright, Jason Thomas; Wang, Sharon

    2015-08-01

    For this hack session, we will present three tools used in analyses of radial velocity exoplanet systems. RVLIN is a set of IDL routines used to quickly fit an arbitrary number of Keplerian curves to radial velocity data to find adequate parameter point estimates. BOOTTRAN is an IDL-based extension of RVLIN to provide orbital parameter uncertainties using bootstrap based on a Keplerian model. RUN DMC is a highly parallelized Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm that employs an n-body model, primarily used for dynamically complex or poorly constrained exoplanet systems. We will compare the performance of these tools and their applications to various exoplanet systems.

  19. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce com a aplicação de 13 itens.

  20. Investigation of gravity waves using horizontally resolved radial velocity measurements

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    G. Stober

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The Middle Atmosphere Alomar Radar System (MAARSY on the island Andøya in Northern Norway (69.3° N, 16.0° E observes polar mesospheric summer echoes (PMSE. These echoes are used as tracers of atmospheric dynamics to investigate the horizontal wind variability at high temporal and spatial resolution. MAARSY has the capability of a pulse-to-pulse beam steering allowing for systematic scanning experiments to study the horizontal structure of the backscatterers as well as to measure the radial velocities for each beam direction. Here we present a method to retrieve gravity wave parameters from these horizontally resolved radial wind variations by applying velocity azimuth display and volume velocity processing. Based on the observations a detailed comparison of the two wind analysis techniques is carried out in order to determine the zonal and meridional wind as well as to measure first order inhomogeneities. Further, we demonstrate the possibility to resolve the horizontal wave properties, e.g. horizontal wavelength, phase velocity and propagation direction. The robustness of the estimated gravity wave parameters is tested by a simple atmospheric model.

  1. The use of radial symmetry to localize retinal landmarks.

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    Giachetti, A; Ballerini, L; Trucco, E; Wilson, P J

    2013-01-01

    Locating the optic disc center and the fovea in digital fundus images is surprisingly difficult due to the variation range in color and contrast and the possible presence of pathologies creating bright spots or changing the appearance of retinal landmarks. These reasons make it difficult to find good templates of optic disc and fovea shape and color for pattern matching. In this paper we propose radial symmetry as the principal cue to locate both optic disc and macula centers. Centers of bright and dark circularly symmetrical regions with arbitrary radii, can be found robustly against changes in brightness and contrast by using the Fast Radial Symmetry transform. Detectors based on this transform coupled with a weak hypothesis on vessel density (optic disc intersects large vessels while the fovea lies in an avascular region), can provide a fast location of both OD and macula with accuracy similar or better than state-of-the-art methods. The approach has been chosen as the default technique for fast localization of the two landmarks in the VAMPIRE software suite. PMID:23886574

  2. New systemic radial velocities of suspected RR Lyrae binary stars

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    Guggenberger, Elisabeth; Kolenberg, Katrien

    2015-01-01

    Among the tens of thousands of known RR Lyrae stars there are only a handful that show indications of possible binarity. The question why this is the case is still unsolved, and has recently sparked several studies dedicated to the search for additional RR Lyraes in binary systems. Such systems are particularly valuable because they might allow to constrain the stellar mass. Most of the recent studies, however, are based on photometry by finding a light time effect in the timings of maximum light. This approach is a very promising and successful one, but it has a major drawback: by itself, it cannot serve as a definite proof of binarity, because other phenomena such as the Blazhko effect or intrinsic period changes could lead to similar results. Spectroscopic radial velocity measurements, on the other hand, can serve as definite proof of binarity. We have therefore started a project to study spectroscopically RR Lyrae stars that are suspected to be binaries. We have obtained radial velocity (RV) curves with t...

  3. Radial Velocity Studies of Close Binary Stars. XII.

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    Pribulla, Theodor; Rucinski, Slavek M.; Conidis, George; DeBond, Heide; Thomson, J. R.; Gazeas, Kosmas; Ogłoza, Waldemar

    2007-05-01

    Radial velocity measurements and sine-curve fits to the orbital radial velocity variations are presented for 10 close binary systems: OO Aql, CC Com, V345 Gem, XY Leo, AM Leo, V1010 Oph, V2612 Oph, XX Sex, W UMa, and XY UMa. Most of these binaries have been observed spectroscopically before, but our data are of higher quality and consistency than in the previous studies. While most of the studied eclipsing pairs are contact binaries, V1010 Oph is probably a detached or semidetached double-lined binary, and XY UMa is a detached, chromospherically active system whose broadening functions clearly show well-defined and localized dark spots on the primary component. A particularly interesting case is XY Leo, which is a member of visually unresolved quadruple system composed of a contact binary and a detached, noneclipsing, active binary with an 0.805 day orbital period. V345 Gem and AM Leo are known members of visual binaries. We found faint visual companions at about 2"-3" from XX Sex and XY UMa. Based on data obtained at the David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto.

  4. Investigation of gravity waves using horizontally resolved radial velocity measurements

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    G. Stober

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The Middle Atmosphere Alomar Radar System (MAARSY on the island of Andøya in Northern Norway (69.3° N, 16.0° E observes polar mesospheric summer echoes (PMSE. These echoes are used as tracers of atmospheric dynamics to investigate the horizontal wind variability at high temporal and spatial resolution. MAARSY has the capability of pulse-to-pulse beam steering allowing for systematic scanning experiments to study the horizontal structure of the backscatterers as well as to measure the radial velocities for each beam direction. Here we present a method to retrieve gravity wave parameters from these horizontally resolved radial wind variations by applying velocity azimuth display and volume velocity processing. Based on the observations a detailed comparison of the two wind analysis techniques is carried out in order to determine the zonal and meridional wind as well as to measure first-order inhomogeneities. Further, we demonstrate the possibility to resolve the horizontal wave properties, e.g., horizontal wavelength, phase velocity and propagation direction. The robustness of the estimated gravity wave parameters is tested by a simple atmospheric model.

  5. The stability of Taylor-Couette flow with radial heating

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    Ali, Mohamed El-Sayed

    The stability of circular Couette flow with radial heating across vertically oriented coaxial cylinders is investigated using linearized stability theory. The physical problem is governed by five parameters: the Taylor number Ta, the Groshof number G, the Prandtl number Pr, the cylinder aspect ration A, and the radius ratio eta. In the model infinite aspect ratio is assumed and critical stability boundaries are calculated for a conduction regime base flow. A rational analysis is made to derive the full governing perturbation equations and test flow stability subject to both axisymmetric and nonaxisymmetric disturbances. The flow may be driven to instability by competition between centrifugal, buoyancy, and shear force mechanisms. In spite of this complexity, the existence of solution symmetries of the perturbation equations with respect to the sense of radial heating and the sense of cylinder rotation are proven. The linear boundary-value problem defined by 16 first-order differential equations is solved using the software package SUPORT in combination with the nonlinear equation solver SNSQE. Critical stability boundaries at fixed Pr and eta were determined by searching for the minimum value of either Ta or G over all wavelengths K and mode numbers n.

  6. Forced responses on a radial turbine with nozzle guide vanes

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    Liu, Yixiong; Yang, Ce; Ma, Chaochen; Lao, DaZhong

    2014-04-01

    Radial turbines with nozzle guide vanes are widely used in various size turbochargers. However, due to the interferences with guide vanes, the blades of impellers are exposed to intense unsteady aerodynamic excitations, which cause blade vibrations and lead to high cycle failures (HCF). Moreover, the harmonic resonance in some frequency regions are unavoidable due to the wide operation conditions. Aiming to achieve a detail insight into vibration characteristics of radial flow turbine, a numerical method based on fluid structure interaction (FSI) is presented. Firstly, the unsteady aerodynamic loads are determined by computational fluid dynamics (CFD). And the fluctuating pressures are transformed from time domain to frequency domain by fast Fourier-transform (FFT). Then, the entire rotor model is adopted to analyze frequencies and mode shapes considering mistuning in finite element (FE) method. Meanwhile, harmonic analyses, applying the pressure fluctuation from CFD, are conducted to investigate the impeller vibration behavior and blade forced response in frequency domain. The prediction of the vibration dynamic stress shows acceptable agreement to the blade actual damage in consistent tendency.

  7. Radiative properties of radially nonisothermal alumina particles with multiphase

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    Accurate prediction of radiative properties of alumina (Al2O3) particle with phase transition is essential to both spray deposition of coatings and solid aluminized rocket plume diagnostics. In this paper, a theoretical model based on the electromagnetic theory is applied to determine thermal radiation of a radially inhomogeneous alumina particle having a radial temperature distribution, where a concise and efficient algorithm is developed for the calculation. The internal absorption efficiencies for single phase and multiphase particle are calculated and discussed. The absorption efficiency at the surface of multiphase alumina spherical particle is calculated by the effective-medium sphere mode, and the result is compared with that of multilayered sphere model, which shows that effective-medium sphere mode gives similar results when each layer's thickness is much less than the wavelength of the incident light. The effect of temperature difference between the center and the surface on the spectral radiant flux of multiphase alumina particle is also analyzed in this paper.

  8. Um olhar sobre a cultura

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    Elenilton Vieira Godoy

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo discutir significados de cultura e a sua obrigatória presença para se pensarem as questões relacionadas a algumas ideias, tais como, poder, resistência e política, que não nascem nas teorias de currículo, mas que foram por elas apropriadas. Destaca-se a importância da cultura para discutirem-se as questões da contemporaneidade, a partir da premissa de que a cultura é formada por um conjunto de sistemas de significados que dão sentido às ações humanas, sejam elas as nossas ou as demais, possibilitando o entendimento de que qualquer ação social é cultural e que, por isso, as práticas sociais que expressam, comunicam e produzem significados são práticas de significação, discursivas. Para isso, recorre-se às ideias de autores que investigam a temática do currículo para justificar a relevância da cultura nas discussões que tangenciam a educação, a escola, as disciplinas escolares e as relações de poder, resistência e política.

  9. Mobilidade urbana: um desafio paulistano

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    Jorge Wilheim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Na "leitura" de uma cidade distingo infraestruturas físicas e sistemas de vida, a fim de avaliar se as primeiras dão suporte adequado às segundas. Para a abordagem e compreensão da cidade dou mais importância a aspectos antropológicos do que aos estatísticos. Para avaliar mobilidade urbana há que considerar três fluxos: os imateriais (informações, cargas (bens e pessoas. Na de pessoas há expectativa de proximidade de embarque, pontualidade e conforto. Transporte público é sistema, do qual participam os diversos modais, inclusive o do pedestre. No futuro haverá mais locação do que propriedade privada do automóvel; e indústria de reciclagem dos elementos de carros usados. Deve o direito à mobilidade ser gratuito para o usuário ou ser por ele pago com subsídio? Políticas públicas deverão ter no urbanismo um processo de melhor gestão urbana, diminuir necessidade de deslocamentos, alterar o uso do carro, monitorar serviços com participação pública, sistematizar modais, garantir pontualidade e conforto do transporte.

  10. Adaptive proportional integral differential control based on radial basis function neural network identification of a two-degree-of-freedom closed-chain robot%两自由度闭链机器人的神经网络自适应控制

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    陈正洪; 王勇; 李艳

    2008-01-01

    A closed-chain robot has several advantages over an open-chain robot, such as high mechanical rigidity, high payload, high precision. Accurate trajectory control of a robot is essential in practical use. This paper presents an adaptive proportional integral differential (PID) control algorithm based on radial basis function (RBF) neural network for trajectory tracking of a two-degree-of-freedom (2-DOF) closed-chain robot. In this scheme, an RBF neural network is used to approximate the unknown nonlinear dynamics of the robot, at the same time, the PID parameters can be adjusted online and the high precision can be obtained. Simulation results show that the control algorithm accurately tracks a 2-DOF closed-chain robot trajectories. The results also indicate that the system robustness and tracking performance are superior to the classic PID method.

  11. Associação de eventos de vida produtores de estresse e mal-estar psicológico: um estudo de base populacional Association of stressful life events and psychological distress: a community-based study

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    Felipe Sparrenberger

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado, em 1999, estudo transversal para investigar a associação entre determinados eventos produtores de estresse e a sensação de mal-estar psicológico. A Escala de Faces foi usada para medir o desfecho. A ocorrência de morte e doença em familiar, separação conjugal, roubo, acidente, migração e perda do emprego no ano anterior à entrevista, foi investigada entre 3.942 pessoas maiores de vinte anos de idade. A análise por regressão logística seguiu modelo hierárquico incluindo, no primeiro nível, características sócio-demográficas individuais; no segundo, eventos estressantes e, no terceiro, o mal-estar psicológico. Acidente e migração não se associaram ao desfecho. O maior efeito foi para separação conjugal (OR ajustada de 2,34. Os mais altos riscos atribuíveis na população foram os das variáveis sócio-econômicas (escolaridade 38,2% e renda 32,3% e o da ocorrência de pelo menos um dos eventos (36,4%. Atuação no plano das políticas públicas, visando a reduzir a ocorrência de eventos sociais negativos e, no plano individual, auxiliando as pessoas a lidar melhor com estes fatos da vida, poderiam contribuir para reduzir substancialmente a sensação de mal-estar psicológico.A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1999 to investigate the association between stressful psychosocial events and psychological distress. A Faces Scale was used to measure the outcome. Death and illness in the family, divorce, robbery, injury, migration, and loss of employment in the previous year were investigated through interviews with 3,942 individuals over 20 years. Logistic regression followed a hierarchical model using socio-demographic characteristics at the first level; psychosocial events at the second; and psychological distress at the third. Injury and migration were not associated with the outcome. The strongest effect was associated with divorce (adjusted OR = 2.34. The highest population-attributable risks were

  12. Comparação dos tempos de geração e digitação de laudos radiológicos entre um sistema eletrônico baseado em voz sobre IP (VoIP e um sistema tradicional baseado em papel Comparison between the time required to generate and type radiology reports by means of VoIP-based system and a traditional paper-based system

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    Dácio Miranda Ferreira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os tempos de geração e digitação de laudos radiológicos entre um sistema eletrônico baseado na tecnologia de voz sobre o protocolo de internet (VoIP e o sistema tradicional, em que o radiologista escreve o laudo à mão. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi necessário modelar, construir e implantar o sistema eletrônico proposto, capaz de gravar o laudo em formato de áudio digital, e compará-lo com o tradicional já existente. Por meio de formulários, radiologistas e digitadores anotaram os tempos de geração e digitação dos laudos nos dois sistemas. RESULTADOS: Comparadas as médias dos tempos entre os sistemas, o eletrônico apresentou redução de 20% (p = 0,0410 do tempo médio de geração do laudo em comparação com o sistema tradicional. O tradicional foi mais eficiente em relação ao tempo de digitação, uma vez que a média de tempo do eletrônico foi três vezes maior (p OBJECTIVE: To compare the time required for generation and typing of radiology reports by means of an electronic system based on the technology of voice over internet protocol (VoIP and the traditional system, in which the report is handwritten by the radiologist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was necessary to model, build and deploy the proposed electronic system, capable of recording the reports in a digital audio format and comparing it with the traditional method. Radiologists and transcriptionists recorded the reports generation and typing times for both systems, using appropriate forms. RESULTS: When the mean times between both systems were compared, those from the electronic system presented a reduction of 20% (p = 0.0410 in the report generation time as compared with the traditional method. On the other hand, the traditional method was more efficient with respect to typing time, as the mean typing time with the electronic system was three times longer (p < 0.0001. CONCLUSION: The results demonstrated a statistically significant difference

  13. New insights into DNA triplexes: residual twist and radial difference as measures of base triplet non-isomorphism and their implication to sequence-dependent non-uniform DNA triplex

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    Thenmalarchelvi, R.; Yathindra, N

    2005-01-01

    DNA triplexes are formed by both isomorphic (structurally alike) and non-isomorphic (structurally dissimilar) base triplets. It is espoused here that (i) the base triplet non-isomorphism may be articulated in structural terms by a residual twist (Δt°), the angle formed by line joining the C1′…C1′ atoms of the adjacent Hoogsteen or reverse Hoogsteen (RH) base pairs and the difference in base triplet radius (Δr Å), and (ii) their influence on DNA triplex is largely mechanistic, leading to the p...

  14. NATUROLOGIA: UM DIÁLOGO ENTRE SABERES

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    Silva, Adriana Elias Magno da

    2013-01-01

    A Naturologia é um conhecimento caracterizado pela mescla de racionalidadesmédicas, de filosofias e de técnicas de cura orientais, ocidentais, modernas e tradicionais. É um fenômeno decorrente da crise de paradigmas do mundo contemporâneo e da necessidade de revisão e ampliação dos modelos de prática médica vigentes. Apresenta-se como um conhecimento transdisciplinar filiado a modelos integrativos e complementares de atuação e atenção em saúde. Esta pesquisa analisou o processo de estruturaçã...

  15. Do buzz ao marketing viral : um estudo

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    Viveiros, Nuno Filipe Carvalho

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Gestão de Empresas/MBA. Com o crescente ênfase do marketing viral e das redes sociais na divulgação de produtos, serviços e marcas, o seu estudo torna-se pertinente para o desenvolvimento de campanhas mais eficazes e eficientes. Esta tese apresenta um estudo centralizado sobre o impacto que um país tem na criação de buzz de modo a tornar as campanhas de marketing, virais. Estudando e analisando três países (dois desenvolvidos e um em desenvolvimento), com o objet...

  16. The radial velocity technique and the discovery of exoplanets as seen by high school students.

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    Alves, Mauro; Gusev, Anatoly; Pugacheva, Galina; Martin, Inacio; Lyra, Cassia

    2012-07-01

    Presently, the existence of more than 750 exoplanets has been confirmed. The radial velocity technique has proven to be the most effective means to detect planets orbiting other stars. In this technique, which is based on the Doppler effect, the observation of the displacement of spectral lines is used to infer the presence of exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Despite the apparent complexity of this technique, high-school students not only can understand its basic principles, but also create simple programs and software to represent and simulate changes in the radial velocity of a star. Thus, as an extracurricular activity, high-school students developed a simple computer program using the C programming language to simulate the influence of a planet orbiting a star in order to obtain radial velocity curves. The radial velocity curve depends on the masses of the star and planet, and orbital parameters such as orbital period, semi-major axis, eccentricity, inclination, argument of periapsis, longitude of the ascending node and mean anomaly. The software allows the variation of these parameters so that the influence of any planet (or system of planets) in orbit of a star can be simulated and the corresponding changes in the radial velocity be observed. For comparison purposes, the radial velocity curve of the Sun under the influence of Jupiter and Saturn are compared with the radial velocity curves of other stars with known exoplanets. This activity became a multidisciplinary study of an interesting physical phenomenon. To obtain the desired results, the students had to learn new concepts and use different tools, which was very rewarding to them.

  17. The International Space Station Urine Monitoring System (UMS)

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    Feeback, Daniel L.; Cibuzar, Branelle R.; Milstead, Jeffery R.; Pietrzyk,, Robert A.; Clark, Mark S.F.

    2009-01-01

    A device capable of making in-flight volume measurements of single void urine samples, the Urine Monitoring System (UMS), was developed and flown on seven U.S. Space Shuttle missions. This device provided volume data for each urine void from multiple crewmembers and allowed samples of each to be taken and returned to Earth for post-flight analysis. There were a number of design flaws in the original instrument including the presence of liquid carry-over producing invalid "actual" micturition volumes and cross-contamination between successive users from residual urine in "dead" spots". Additionally, high or low volume voids could not be accurately measured, the on-orbit calibration and nominal use sequence was time intensive, and the unit had to be returned and disassembled to retrieve the volume data. These problems have been resolved in a new version, the International Space Station (ISS) UMS, that has been designed to provide real-time in-flight volume data with accuracy and precision equivalent to measurements made on Earth and the ability to provide urine samples that are unadulterated by the device. Originally conceived to be interfaced with a U.S.-built Waste Collection System (WCS), the unit now has been modified to interface with the Russian-supplied Sanitary Hygiene Device (ASY). The ISS UMS provides significant advantages over the current method of collecting urine samples into Urine Collection Devices (UCDs), from which samples are removed and returned to Earth for analyses. A significant future advantage of the UMS is that it can provide an interface to analytical instrumentation that will allow real-time measurement of urine bioanalytes allowing monitoring of crewmember health status during flight and the ability to provide medical interventions based on the results of these measurements. Currently, the ISS UMS is scheduled to launch along with Node-3 on STS-130 (20A) in December 2009. UMS will be installed and scientific/functional verification

  18. Um sanitarista chamado Walter Leser

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    Guilherme Arantes Mello

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumoFaz uma breve revisão da trajetória profissional do médico sanitarista Walter Sidney Pereira Leser, falecido em 2004 aos 94 anos. Autodidata, a partir de sua tese de doutoramento de 1933, torna-se referência no campo da estatística e epidemiologia no país, com dezenas de estudos e orientações. No campo clínico é um dos fundadores do Laboratório Fleury, e participa da criação do CREMESP. Como acadêmico, foi catedrático da Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina e Faculdade de Farmácia e Odontologia da USP. Introduziu os testes objetivos no exame vestibular, e esteve à frente da criação do CESCEM e Fundação Carlos Chagas. Na Escola Paulista criou o primeiro Departamento de Medicina Preventiva do país. Como administrador público, foi secretário de Estado da Saúde entre 1967 e 1971 e entre 1975 e 1979, responsável por extensas reformas e inovações. Entre as mais lembradas, a criação da carreira de médico sanitarista. Por todo esse legado, emprestou seu nome à “Medalha de Honra e Mérito da Gestão Pública em Saúde” do governo paulista.

  19. Brown-York energy and radial geodesics

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    Blau, Matthias; Rollier, Blaise [Institut de Physique, Universite de Neuchatel Rue Breguet 1, CH-2000 Neuchatel (Switzerland)

    2008-05-21

    We compare the Brown-York (BY) and the standard Misner-Sharp (MS) quasilocal energies for round spheres in spherically symmetric spacetimes from the point of view of radial geodesics. In particular, we show that the relation between the BY and MS energies is precisely analogous to that between the (relativistic) energy E of a geodesic and the effective (Newtonian) energy E{sub eff} appearing in the geodesic equation, thus shedding some light on the relation between the two. Moreover, for Schwarzschild-like metrics we establish a general relationship between the BY energy and the geodesic effective potential which explains and generalizes the recently observed connection between negative BY energy and the repulsive behaviour of geodesics in the Reissner-Nordstroem metric. We also comment on the extension of this connection between geodesics and the quasilocal BY energy to regions inside a horizon.

  20. Evolving spacetimes with purely radial tension

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    B. Nasre Esfahani

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available   In this study time-dependent and spherically symmetric solutions of the Einstein field equations in an anisotropic background with a purely radial tension are presented. There exist three classes of solutions,1 An open spacetime with a wormhole at its center. 2 A conical spacetime. 3 A closed spacetime. These inhomogeneous solutions are reduced to FRW spacetimes in matter-dominated era, asymptotically. Therefore, they can be used to describe local inhomogeneities that are not considered in the standard model. For the wormhole solution. it is explicity shown that the considered matter is non-exotic, that is, it does not violate the energy conditions. Also, static solutions are studied. There is only one static solution,a conical spacetime. In this case, the matter satisfies the energy condition critically.

  1. An Adaptive Code For Radial Stellar Pulsations

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    Buchler, J R; Marom, A; Kollath, Zoltan; Marom, Ariel

    1997-01-01

    We describe an implicit 1--D adaptive mesh hydrodynamics code that is specially tailored for radial stellar pulsations. In the Lagrangean limit the code reduces to the well tested Fraley scheme. The code has the useful feature that unwanted, long lasting transients can be avoided by smoothly switching on the adaptive mesh features starting from the Lagrangean code. Thus, a limit cycle pulsation that can readily be computed with the relaxation method of Stellingwerf will converge in a few tens of pulsation cycles when put into the adaptive mesh code. The code has been checked with two shock problems, viz Noh and Sedov, for which analytical solutions are known, and it has been found to be both accurate and stable. Superior results were obtained through the solution of the total energy (gravitational + kinetic + internal) equation rather than that of the internal energy only.

  2. Radial thermal stability of the radiative mantle

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    Sufficient conditions for the thermal stability against radial excursions of a cylindrical equilibrium temperature distribution in a plasma with a strongly radiative edge, or mantle, are established in terms of the minimum allowable ratio of the core heating power density to the edge radiation power density. A positive dependence of the thermal conductivity upon temperature is found to be stabilizing, and a divertor separatrix boundary condition for the temperature is found to be destabilizing relative to a fixed separatrix temperature condition. The stability conditions are consistent with the conditions extant in a stable radiative mantle experiment and in a stable radiative mantle simulation. Expressions are developed for a radiation edge density limit and for the maximum fraction of the plasma heating power which can be radiated from the mantle. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  3. Picard Dimension of Signed Radial Kato Measures

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    Allami BENYAICHE; Aiad ELGOURARI

    2009-01-01

    The Picard dimension dimμ of a signed local Kato measure μ on the punctured unit ball in R~d, d≥2, is the cardinal number of the set of extremal rays of the convex cone of all continuous solutions u≥0 of the time-independent SchrSdinger equation △u-uμ=0 on the punctured ball 0 <||x||<1, with vanishing boundary values on the sphere ||x||=1. Using potential theory associated with the Schrodinger operator we prove, in this paper, that the dimμ for a signed radial Kato measure is 0, 1 or+∞. In particular, we obtain the Picard dimension of locally Holder continuous functions P proved by Nakai and Tada by other methods.

  4. Radial expansion for spinning conformal blocks

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    Costa, Miguel$uPorto U.; Penedones, João; Trevisani, Emilio

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    This paper develops a method to compute any bosonic conformal block as a series expansion in the optimal radial coordinate introduced by Hogervorst and Rychkov. The method reduces to the known result when the external operators are all the same scalar operator, but it allows to compute conformal blocks for external operators with spin. Moreover, we explain how to write closed form recursion relations for the coefficients of the expansions. We study three examples of four point functions in detail: one vector and three scalars; two vectors and two scalars; two spin 2 tensors and two scalars. Finally, for the case of two external vectors, we also provide a more efficient way to generate the series expansion using the analytic structure of the blocks as a function of the scaling dimension of the exchanged operator.

  5. Macrostrain measurement using radial collimators at LANSCE

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    Bourke, M.A.M.; Roberts, J.A.; Davis, D.

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    A series of `short` radial collimators have been implemented in the 90{degrees} scattering geometries on the neutron powder diffractometer at Los Alamos. The capability to perform macrostrain measurements has been improved by the commensurate ability to rapidly select a sampling volume appropriate to the specimen. The compact design of the collimators was dictated by the need to fit them in a cylindrical vacuum chamber as well as providing space in which to manipulate a specimen in three dimensions. Collimators of different vane lengths were fabricated to give 4 different resolutions for which 2/3 of the diffracted intensity comes form distances of 0.75, 1. 25, 2.5, and 4.0 mm along the incident beam. Qualifying scans and a demonstration of a cracked ring, containing a steep stress gradient, are included.

  6. Precise radial velocities in the near infrared

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    Redman, Stephen L.

    Since the first detection of a planet outside our Solar System byWolszczan & Frail (1992), over 500 exoplanets have been found to date2, none of which resemble the Earth. Most of these planets were discovered by measuring the radial velocity (hereafter, RV) of the host star, which wobbles under the gravitational influence of any existing planetary companions. However, this method has yet to achieve the sub-m/s precision necessary to detect an Earth-mass planet in the Habitable Zone (the region around a star that can support liquid water; hereafter, HZ) (Kasting et al. 1993) around a Solar-type star. Even though Kepler (Borucki et al. 2010) has announced several Earth-sized HZ candidates, these targets will be exceptionally difficult to confirm with current astrophysical spectrographs (Borucki et al. 2011). The fastest way to discover and confirm potentiallyhabitable Earth-mass planets is to observe stars with lower masses - in particular, late M dwarfs. While M dwarfs are readily abundant, comprising some 70% of the local stellar population, their low optical luminosity presents a formidable challenge to current optical RV instruments. By observing in the near-infrared (hereafter, NIR), where the flux from M dwarfs peaks, we can potentially reach low RV precisions with significantly less telescope time than would be required by a comparable optical instrument. However, NIR precision RV measurements are a relatively new idea and replete with challenges: IR arrays, unlike CCDs, are sensitive to the thermal background; modal noise is a bigger issue in the NIR than in the optical; and the NIR currently lacks the calibration sources like the very successful thorium-argon (hereafter, ThAr) hollow-cathode lamp and Iodine gas cell of the optical. The PSU Pathfinder (hereafter, Pathfinder) was designed to explore these technical issues with the intention of mitigating these problems for future NIR high-resolution spectrographs, such as the Habitable-Zone Planet Finder (HZPF

  7. High precision radial velocities with GIANO spectra

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    Carleo, I; Gratton, R; Benatti, S; Bonavita, M; Oliva, E; Origlia, L; Desidera, S; Claudi, R; Sissa, E

    2016-01-01

    Radial velocities (RV) measured from near-infrared (NIR) spectra are a potentially excellent tool to search for extrasolar planets around cool or active stars. High resolution infrared (IR) spectrographs now available are reaching the high precision of visible instruments, with a constant improvement over time. GIANO is an infrared echelle spectrograph at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) and it is a powerful tool to provide high resolution spectra for accurate RV measurements of exoplanets and for chemical and dynamical studies of stellar or extragalactic objects. No other high spectral resolution IR instrument has GIANO's capability to cover the entire NIR wavelength range (0.95-2.45 micron) in a single exposure. In this paper we describe the ensemble of procedures that we have developed to measure high precision RVs on GIANO spectra acquired during the Science Verification (SV) run, using the telluric lines as wavelength reference. We used the Cross Correlation Function (CCF) method to determine the v...

  8. Futebol: um meio de educar

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    Julio Wilson dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Atualmente, podemos classificar o esporte nas dimensões de alto rendimento, educacional, de participação-lazer e esporte “social”. Devido à sua grande popularidade no Brasil, o futebol/futsal é um esporte de grande aceitação pelas crianças e jovens e pode ser um meio de educar através de sua prática. Objetivo: verificar a evolução da aprendizagem do futsal e se é possível melhorar o comportamento de crianças através da prática do futsal. Métodos: Foi feita uma avaliação qualitativa da evolução do comportamento e das habilidades do futsal, através da técnica de observação participante, feita pelos estagiários/bolsistas do Projeto (n=7, através das observações das aulas e os relatos foram discutidos em reuniões semanais. Fizeram parte da amostra todos os inscritos (6-8 anos, n=42; 9-10 anos, n=30; 11-12 anos, n=86; 13-14 anos, n=48 no Projeto “Futebol Escola” do Departamento de Educação Física da Faculdade de Ciências/UNESP – Bauru, independente do gênero e da habilidade de jogar. As aulas foram realizadas aos sábados, com duração de 1h30, durante o ano de 2009, em quadras de futsal. A metodologia de ensino utilizada nas aulas combinou os métodos de ensino parcial, global, situacional e jogos pré-desportivos. A estrutura das aulas foi subdividida em cinco partes: i- conversa inicial; ii- atividade recreativa sobre o tema da aula; iii- jogo pré-desportivo ou exercícios de fundamentos técnicos do tema da aula; iv jogo de futsal propriamente dito com regras adaptadas às respectivas faixas etárias; v- conversa final. Resultados: No início das aulas foi constatado mau comportamento de grande parte dos alunos: indisciplina (nas aulas e no ônibus, desrespeito aos colegas (agressões verbais e corporais e aos estagiários/bolsistas (não aceitação e não cumprimento de normas das aulas e regras dos jogos e indisposição dos meninos em jogar junto com as meninas, além da falta de

  9. Radial-Electric-Field Piezoelectric Diaphragm Pumps

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    Bryant, Robert G.; Working, Dennis C.; Mossi, Karla; Castro, Nicholas D.; Mane, Pooma

    2009-01-01

    In a recently invented class of piezoelectric diaphragm pumps, the electrode patterns on the piezoelectric diaphragms are configured so that the electric fields in the diaphragms have symmetrical radial (along-the-surface) components in addition to through-the-thickness components. Previously, it was accepted in the piezoelectric-transducer art that in order to produce the out-of-plane bending displacement of a diaphragm needed for pumping, one must make the electric field asymmetrical through the thickness, typically by means of electrodes placed on only one side of the piezoelectric material. In the present invention, electrodes are placed on both sides and patterned so as to produce substantial radial as well as through-the-thickness components. Moreover, unlike in the prior art, the electric field can be symmetrical through the thickness. Tests have shown in a given diaphragm that an electrode configuration according to this invention produces more displacement than does a conventional one-sided electrode pattern. The invention admits of numerous variations characterized by various degrees of complexity. Figure 1 is a simplified depiction of a basic version. As in other piezoelectric diaphragm pumps of similar basic design, the prime mover is a piezoelectric diaphragm. Application of a suitable voltage to the electrodes on the diaphragm causes it to undergo out-of-plane bending. The bending displacement pushes a fluid out of, or pulls the fluid into, a chamber bounded partly by the diaphragm. Also as in other diaphragm pumps in general, check valves ensure that the fluid flows only in through one port and only out through another port.

  10. Relationship between dental fluorosis and quality of life: a population based study Relação entre fluorose dentária e qualidade de vida: um estudo de base populacional

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    Edgard Michel-Crosato

    2005-06-01

    ível associação com o impacto nas atividades diárias. Trata-se de um censo observacional, transversal, analítico. Participaram do estudo 513 escolares do município de Pinheiro Preto-SC. Os escolares foram examinados por 3 cirurgiões-dentistas devidamente calibrados, após obtenção de kappa > 0,80. Para avaliar a prevalência de fluorose foi realizado exame clínico segundo metodologia da 4ª edição da OMS. Para verificar os impactos nas atividades diárias foi utilizado o OIDP (Oral Impacts on Daily Performance modificado. O teste estatístico utilizado foi o do Qui-quadrado, com nível de significância de 5%. Foram examinados 262 (51,1% escolares do sexo feminino e 251 (48,9% do sexo masculino. Em relação à prevalência de fluorose, 94 (18,3% escolares a apresentaram, e 419 (81,7% apresentaram condições normais. Em relação à gravidade, poucos escolares apresentaram alterações severas. Não foram verificadas associação entre a fluorose dentária e o gênero (p = 0,646, fluorose e condição socioeconômica (p = 0,848 e tal condição e acesso a abastecimento de água fornecido pela rede geral (p = 0,198. As atividades mais citadas que afetaram o desempenho diário foram: limpar os dentes (40,9% e se alimentar ou gostar de comida (40,4%. Nenhuma atividade diária pôde ser associada com presença de fluorose dental. Verificou-se prevalência de fluorose em consonância com padrões para localidades com teor ideal de flúor na água de abastecimento. As fluoroses questionável e muito leve foram as mais freqüentes, não influenciando a qualidade de vida dos escolares que participaram do estudo.

  11. Cuidar para um envelhecer saudável: a construção de um processo educativo com mulheres rurais

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    Marilene Rodrigues Portella

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo identifica uma proposta de prática assistencial, que teve por objetivo a construção de um processo educativo, para um envelhecer saudável, com mulheres rurais, a partir de suas práticas culturais de saúde. O Marco Conceitual adotado, foi construído com base no referencial do "cuidado cultural", de Madeleine Leininger e na concepção pedagógica de Paulo Freire. Um processo de cuidar/educar, onde enfermeira e grupo, compartilham seus saberes, através do diálogo reflexivo e buscam "práticas culturais de saúde" que contribuam para um envelhecer saudável.

  12. Mechanical properties of radial bone defects treated with autogenous graft covered with hydroxyapatite in rabbit Propriedades mecânicas de defeito de osso radial tratado com enxerto autógeno coberto com nano-hydroxyapatite em coelho

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    Davood Sharifi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To determine biomechanical property of autogenous bone graft covered with hydroxyapatite in the defect of radial bone in rabbit. METHODS: Eighteen adult male New Zealand white rabbits were used which were divided into three groups (I, II, III of six rabbits each. A segmental bone defect of 10 mm in length was created in the middle of the right radial shaft under general effective anesthesia in all rabbits and were stabilized using mini-plate with four screws. The defects In group I were left as such without filler, whereas in group II the defect were filled up with harvested 10 mm rib bone and in group III the defect were packed with rib bone covered with nano-hydroxyapatite. All rabbits in three groups were divided into two subgroups (one month and three months duration with three rabbits in each one. RESULTS: The mechanical property and the mean load for fracturing normal radial bone was recorded 388.2±6 N whereas it was 72.4±12.8 N for group I in 1 month duration which was recorded 182.4±14.2 N for group II and 211.6±10.4 N for group III at the end of 1 month. These values were 97.6±10.2 N for group I and 324.6±8.2 N for group II and 372.6±17.4 N for group III at the end of three months after implantation. CONCLUSION: Implantation of autologous graft covered with hydroxyapatite indicated to have positive effect in integral formation of qualitative callus at the site of fracture and early re-organization of callus to regain mechanical strength too.OBJETIVO: Determinar as propriedades biomecânicas de enxerto ósseo autógeno coberto com hidroxiapatita em defeito do osso radial em coelhos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 18 coelhos adultos, machos, brancos, Nova Zelândia, distribuídos em três grupos (I, II, III de seis coelhos cada. Um defeito segmentar de 10 mm de comprimento foi criado no meio do eixo radial direito sob anestesia geral efetiva em todos os coelhos e foram fixados usando mini-placa com quatro parafusos. Os

  13. A New Filtering Algorithm Utilizing Radial Velocity Measurement

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    LIU Yan-feng; DU Zi-cheng; PAN Quan

    2005-01-01

    Pulse Doppler radar measurements consist of range, azimuth, elevation and radial velocity. Most of the radar tracking algorithms in engineering only utilize position measurement. The extended Kalman filter with radial velocity measureneut is presented, then a new filtering algorithm utilizing radial velocity measurement is proposed to improve tracking results and the theoretical analysis is also given. Simulation results of the new algorithm, converted measurement Kalman filter, extended Kalman filter are compared. The effectiveness of the new algorithm is verified by simulation results.

  14. Radial Velocity Planet Detection Biases at the Stellar Rotational Period

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    Vanderburg, Andrew; Plavchan, Peter; Johnson, John Asher; Ciardi, David R.; Swift, Jonathan; Kane, Stephen R.

    2016-01-01

    Future generations of precise radial velocity (RV) surveys aim to achieve sensitivity sufficient to detect Earth mass planets orbiting in their stars' habitable zones. A major obstacle to this goal is astrophysical radial velocity noise caused by active areas moving across the stellar limb as a star rotates. In this paper, we quantify how stellar activity impacts exoplanet detection with radial velocities as a function of orbital and stellar rotational periods. We perform data-driven simulati...

  15. Operation and Improvement of Liquid Nitrogen Pumps with Radial High- Temperature Superconductor Bearings

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    Lin, Q. X.; Jiang, D. H.; Deng, Z. G.; Ma, G. T.; Zheng, J.; Wang, W. J.; Shin, D. I.; Gu, X.; Lin, N.; Shao, M. L.

    2015-09-01

    This paper reviews the advantages of replacing the mechanical bearings of low-temperature pumps by radial high- temperature superconductor (HTS) bearings. Radial HTS bearings have the advantage of being non-abrasive, so that the working life is increased significantly. In this article, two types of liquid nitrogen pump with radial HTS bearings are proposed. To reduce heat leakage, one pump uses a permanent magnet (PM) coupling and the other uses a long hollow pipe coupling. Successful stable operation of these two pumps means that radial HTS bearings have the potential to be applied in liquid nitrogen pumps. Test results show that the flow rate is influenced mainly by rotational speed but not by the coupling component. Further designs of the two types of pump for practical applications are described, and their characteristics are analyzed: the pump with a PM coupling has lower heat leakage, whereas the pump with a long hollow pipe coupling can solve the force creep problem of the HTS bearing. The design of the pump with a long hollow pipe coupling is based on the pump that is already in practical use, and therefore has greater feasibility for practical applications. Finally, improvements of the liquid nitrogen pump by improving the structure of the pump and the performance of the radial HTS bearing are discussed.

  16. Radial growth of plasmon coupled gold nanowires on colloidal templates.

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    Farrokhtakin, Elmira; Rodríguez-Fernández, Denis; Mattoli, Virgilio; Solís, Diego M; Taboada, José M; Obelleiro, Fernando; Grzelczak, Marek; Liz-Marzán, Luis M

    2015-07-01

    The library of plasmonic nanosystems keeps expanding with novel structures with the potential to provide new solutions to old problems in science and technology. We report the synthesis of a novel plasmonic system based on the growth of gold nanowires radially branching from the surface of silica particles. The nanowires length could be controlled by tuning the molar ratio between metal salt and surface-grafted seeds. Electron microscopy characterization revealed that the obtained one-dimensional nanoparticles are polycrystalline but uniformly distributed on the spherical template. The length of the nanowires in turn determines the optical response of the metallodielectric particles, so that longer wires display red-shifted longitudinal plasmon bands. Accurate theoretical modeling of these complex objects revealed that the densely organized nanowires display intrinsically coupled plasmon modes that can be selectively decoupled upon detachment of the nanowires from the surface of the colloidal silica template. PMID:25554084

  17. The Gaussian Radial Basis Function Method for Plasma Kinetic Theory

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    Hirvijoki, Eero; Belli, Emily; Embréus, Ola

    2015-01-01

    A fundamental macroscopic description of a magnetized plasma is the Vlasov equation supplemented by the nonlinear inverse-square force Fokker-Planck collision operator [Rosenbluth et al., Phys. Rev., 107, 1957]. The Vlasov part describes advection in a six-dimensional phase space whereas the collision operator involves friction and diffusion coefficients that are weighted velocity-space integrals of the particle distribution function. The Fokker-Planck collision operator is an integro-differential, bilinear operator, and numerical discretization of the operator is far from trivial. In this letter, we describe a new approach to discretize the entire kinetic system based on an expansion in Gaussian Radial Basis functions (RBFs). This approach is particularly well-suited to treat the collision operator because the friction and diffusion coefficients can be analytically calculated. Although the RBF method is known to be a powerful scheme for the interpolation of scattered multidimensional data, Gaussian RBFs also...

  18. A Novel Design of Magnetorheological Damper with Annular Radial Channel

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    Shisha Zhu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available With the development of automotive vibration technology, the semiactive suspension system with adjustable damping force and high reliability is taken seriously. The magnetorheological damper (MRD that applies intelligent material (magnetorheological fluid is the key element of this system. It can achieve a continuous and adjustable damping and then reaches the purpose of comfort. In order to improve the damping effect of MRD, this paper presents a MRD, which has magnetorheological (MR effect along annular radial channel. The paper completely designs the structure and magnetic circuit of MRD. Based on the theory of electromagnetism and MR fluid dynamics, the paper analyzes and tests the external characteristics of the MRD by the MATLAB/Simulink and the vibration experiment. The results compared with ordinary MRD reveal that the damping force obviously increases and has wide adjustable range, thus verifying the reasonableness of the damper design.

  19. Radial size and chemical structure of nuclear tracks in polymers

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    The radial size of track cores in CR-39 plastics for several types of ions has been determined by two different methods. First, atomic force microscope (AFM) observations were performed on the irradiated CR-39 subsequent to the slight chemical etchings. The track core radii for C, O, Ne and Xe ions evaluated from the intersections of the extrapolated lines, fitted to each growth curve of etch pit radius, were found to be in the range between 2.8 and 4.1 nm, independent of the ion species. Second, ultraviolet (UV)-visible spectra of the irradiated CR-39 were obtained at various fluences. Based on a track overlapping model, the track core radii are evaluated for Ne, Ar, Si and Fe ions. Their core radii were almost proportional to the cube root of the stopping power. The results from the two different measurements are in good agreement with each other. (author)

  20. Optimal strategies of radial velocity observations in planet search surveys

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    Baluev, Roman V

    2008-01-01

    Applications of the theory of optimal design of experiments to radial velocity planet search surveys are considered. Different optimality criteria are discussed, basing on the Fisher, Shannon, and Kullback-Leibler informations. Algorithms of optimal scheduling of RV observations for two important practical problems are considered. The first problem is finding the time for future observations to yield the maximum improvement of the precision of exoplanetary orbital parameters and masses. The second problem is finding the most favourable time for distinguishing alternative orbital fits (the scheduling of discriminating observations). These methods of optimal planning are demonstrated to be potentially efficient for multi-planet extrasolar systems, in particular for resonant ones. In these cases, the optimal dates of observations are often concentrated in quite narrow time segments.

  1. Optimal strategies of radial velocity observations in planet search surveys

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    Baluev, Roman V.

    2008-09-01

    Applications of the theory of optimal design of experiments to radial velocity (RV) planet search surveys are considered. Different optimality criteria are discussed, basing on the Fisher, Shannon and Kullback-Leibler informations. Algorithms of optimal scheduling of RV observations for two important practical problems are considered. The first problem is finding the time for future observations to yield the maximum improvement of the precision of exoplanetary orbital parameters and masses. The second problem is finding the most favourable time for distinguishing alternative orbital fits (the scheduling of discriminating observations). These methods of optimal planning are demonstrated to be potentially efficient for multiplanet extrasolar systems, in particular for resonant ones. In these cases, the optimal dates of observations are often concentrated in quite narrow time segments.

  2. Static Isotropic Space-Times with Radially Imperfect Fluids

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    Konopka, Tomasz

    When one is solving the equations of general relativity in a symmetric sector, it is natural to consider the same symmetry for the geometry and stress-energy. This implies that for static and isotropic space-times, the most general natural stress-energy tensor is a sum of a perfect fluid and a radially imperfect fluid component. In the special situations where the perfect fluid component vanishes or is a space-time constant, the solutions to Einstein's equations can be thought of as modified Schwarzschild and Schwarzschild-de Sitter spaces. Exact solutions of this type are derived and it is shown that whereas deviations from the unmodified solutions can be made small, among the manifestations of the imperfect fluid component is a shift in angular momentum scaling for orbiting test bodies at large radius. Based on this effect, the question of whether the imperfect fluid component can feasibly describe dark matter phenomenology is addressed.

  3. Stabilized Finite Element Method for the Radial Dirac Equation

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    Almanasreh, Hasan; Svanstedt, Nils

    2011-01-01

    A challenging difficulty in solving the radial Dirac eigenvalue problem numerically is the presence of spurious (unphysical) eigenvalues among the correct ones that are neither related to mathematical interpretations nor to physical explanations. Many attempts have been made and several numerical methods have been applied to solve the problem using finite element method (FEM), finite difference method (FDM), or other numerical schemes. Unfortunately most of these attempts failed to overcome the difficulty. As a FEM approach, this work can be regarded as a first promising scheme to solve the spuriousity problem completely. Our approach is based on an appropriate choice of trial and test functional spaces. We develop a Streamline Upwind Petrov-Galerkin method (SUPG) to the equation and derive an explicit stability parameter.

  4. Optimized Radial Basis Function Classifier for Multi Modal Biometrics

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    Anand Viswanathan

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Biometric systems can be used for the identification or verification of humans based on their physiological or behavioral features. In these systems the biometric characteristics such as fingerprints, palm-print, iris or speech can be recorded and are compared with the samples for the identification or verification. Multimodal biometrics is more accurate and solves spoof attacks than the single modal bio metrics systems. In this study, a multimodal biometric system using fingerprint images and finger-vein patterns is proposed and also an optimized Radial Basis Function (RBF kernel classifier is proposed to identify the authorized users. The extracted features from these modalities are selected by PCA and kernel PCA and combined to classify by RBF classifier. The parameters of RBF classifier is optimized by using BAT algorithm with local search. The performance of the proposed classifier is compared with the KNN classifier, Naïve Bayesian classifier and non-optimized RBF classifier.

  5. On one classical problem in the radial orbit instability theory

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    Polyachenko, E. V.; Shukhman, I. G.

    2016-02-01

    Antonov's classical problem of stability of a collisionless sphere with a purely radial motion of stars is considered as a limit of the problem in which stars move in nearly radial orbits. We provide the proper limiting equations that take into account the singularity in the density distribution at the sphere center and give their solutions. We show that there is instability for even and odd spherical harmonics, with all unstable modes being not slow. The growth rates of aperiodic even modes increase indefinitely when approaching purely radial models. The physics of the radial orbit instability is discussed.

  6. Unusual presentation of a radial neck fracture in a child

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    Murali Poduval

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fracture of the radial neck are uncommon injuries. In children, they may present as radial neck fractures, a components of forearm fracture dislocations, or as isolated fracture dislocations. Here, we present an unusual and previously undescribed variant of radial neck fracture with dislocation of the radial head to the medial side and ulnar nerve injury. The fracture dislocation was openly reduced and fixed with a small fragment plate. The fracture healed with some loss of rotational movements. At short followup of 6 months patient had useful elbow function but ulnar nerve did not recover.

  7. Solitary radial electric field structure in tokamak plasmas

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    The solitary structure solution of the radial electric field Er in the tokamak plasmas is obtained. It is shown to be stable under the external power supply like a biased electrode. The radial gradient is governed by the ion viscosity and the nonlinearity of the perpendicular conductivity. The radial structure of Er and reduction of turbulent transport are self-consistently determined. A bifurcation from a radially-uniform one to solitary one occurs at a certain applied voltage, and a hysteresis is associated. (author)

  8. Cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser with radially polarized output.

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    Lin, Di; Daniel, J M O; Gecevičius, M; Beresna, M; Kazansky, P G; Clarkson, W A

    2014-09-15

    A simple technique for directly generating a radially polarized output beam from a cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber laser is reported. Our approach is based on the use of a nanograting spatially variant waveplate as an intracavity polarization-controlling element. The laser yielded ~32 W of output power (limited by available pump power) with a radially polarized TM (01)-mode output beam at 1040 nm with a corresponding slope efficiency of 66% and a polarization purity of 95%. The beam-propagation factor (M(2)) was measured to be ~1.9-2.1. PMID:26466271

  9. Revealing the spiral arms through radial migration and the shape of the Metallicity Distribution Function

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    Martinez-Medina, L A; Moreno, E; Peimbert, A

    2016-01-01

    Recent observations show that the Milky Way's metallicity distribution function (MDF) changes its shape as a function of radius. This new evidence of radial migration within the stellar disc sets additional constrains on Galactic models. By performing controlled test particle simulations in a very detailed, observationally motivated model of the Milky Way, we demonstrate that, in the inner region of the disc, the MDF is shaped by the joint action of the bar and spiral arms, while at outer radii the MDF is mainly shaped by the spiral arms. We show that the spiral arms are able to imprint their signature in the radial migration, shaping the MDF in the outskirts of the Galactic disc with a minimal participation of the bar. Conversely, this work has the potential to characterize some structural and dynamical parameters of the spiral arms based on radial migration and the shape of the MDF.

  10. An Efficient Weather Forecasting System using Radial Basis Function Neural Network

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    Tiruvenkadam Santhanam

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Accurate weather forecasting plays a vital role for planning day to day activities. Neural network has been use in numerous meteorological applications including weather forecasting. Approach: A neural network model has been developed for weather forecasting, based on various factors obtained from meteorological experts. This study evaluates the performance of Radial Basis Function (RBF with Back Propagation (BPN neural network. The back propagation neural network and radial basis function neural network were used to test the performance in order to investigate effective forecasting technique. Results: The prediction accuracy of RBF was 88.49%. Conclusion: The results indicate that proposed radial basis function neural network is better than back propagation neural network.

  11. Criticality safety analysis of WWER-440 spent fuel cask with radial and axial burnup profile implementation

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    The impact of radial and axial burnup profile on the criticality of WWER-440 spent fuel cask is presented in the paper. The calculations are performed based on two AER Benchmark problems for WWER-440 irradiated fuel assembly. The radial zonewise dependent spent fuel inventory has been calculated by the NESSEL - NUKO code system. The axial dependent isotope concentrations have been determined by the modular code system SCALE4.4. For criticality calculations the SCALE4.4 has been applied. Calculations have been carried out for cask with 30 WWER-440 fuel assemblies with initial enrichment 3.6% of 235U and burnup up to 40 MWd/kgU. The influence of radial and axial burnup credit on the cask criticality has been evaluated

  12. Mechanical properties and electronic structures of one BN nanotube under radial compression

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    Hai-jun SHEN

    2009-01-01

    The Tersoff-potential based MD (molecular dynamics)method was used to simulate the radial compression of one(10,0)BN nanotube,and its compressive pmpertes was compared with those of one (10,0)carbon nanotube The semi-empirical PM3 QC (Quantum chemistry)method was adopted to calculate the electronic structures of the compressed BN-tube,and the effect of the radial compression on the electronic structures of the BN-tube was discussed. It is shown that(I) BN-tube has comparable radial compressive stiffness to carbon-tube,but lower energy-absorbing,load-support and deformation-support capabilities,and (ii) with the increase of compressive strain,the HOMO energy of the BN-tube lncreases the LUMO energy and the LUMO-HOMOenergy-gap decrease,and its chemical activity and conductance increase.

  13. Propagation of radially polarized beams diffracted at a circular aperture in turbulent atmosphere

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    Jia, Xinting; Yang, Yingping

    2012-12-01

    Based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel integral and the beam coherence-polarization matrix, the analytical formulae for the average intensity and the degree of polarization of the radially polarized beams diffracted at a circular aperture in turbulent atmosphere are derived, which provide a convenient approach to study the propagation and polarization properties of the apertured radially polarized beams in turbulent atmosphere. The unapertured and free-space cases can be viewed as the special cases of our general result. The analyses indicate that the average intensity and the degree of polarization are closely related to the propagation distance, the structure constant of the atmospheric turbulence, and the truncation parameter. The existence of the circular aperture weakens the influence of the atmospheric turbulence on the evolution properties of the radially polarized beams.

  14. Radial Clearance Control and Internal Leakage Analysis of a Tri-Proportion Controller

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    LI Dai-jin; ZHANG Yu-wen; TANG Hao; DANG Jian-jun; LUO Kai

    2009-01-01

    The tri-propellant thermal propulsion system is one of the hottest subjects in the.field of underwater vehicles recently. To improve efficiency of underwater vehicles, a method of radial clearance control of the tri-proportion has been proposed. Based on analyzing the factors which influence the pressure decrease and leakage of the tri-proportion controller, a method is used for precision analysis and proportion adjustment by using the median optimizing theory. Analysis results show that accuracy of the proportion controller is dependent on all the leakage, while the leakage is decided by radial clearance and pressure; the leakage can be controlled effectively and the accuracy of the proportion can be improved with the radial clearance control method. The method of accuracy analysis and clearance control has value on the design of various hydraulic motors.

  15. Avaliando os impactos de políticas tributárias sobre a economia brasileira com base em um modelo de equilíbrio geral de gerações sobrepostas

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    Carlos Renato Salami; Adelar Fochezatto

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar os efeitos econômicos de longo prazo de diferentes opções tributárias utilizando um modelo de equilíbrio geral intertemporal com gerações sobrepostas. Considerando o aumento do produto e do emprego como critério para identificar as melhores políticas, os resultados permitem afirmar que: se o objetivo é reduzir a carga tributária, a política recomendada é diminuir os impostos diretos; e se o objetivo é substituir diferentes tipos de impostos, mantendo inalt...

  16. Sistema de gestão ambiental no Verdegreen Hotel – João Pessoa/PB: um estudo de caso sob a perspectiva da resource-based view

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    Camila Cristina Rodrigues Salgado; Ciliana Regina Colombo

    2015-01-01

    A pressão por um novo padrão de desenvolvimento sustentável passou a exigir das organizações modernas a busca da competitividade, mas respeitando e considerando as questões ambientais. Neste sentido, uma ferramenta que atua na implantação de estratégias estruturadas é o Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA), que tem como foco a melhoria do desempenho ambiental. Esta melhoria, por sua vez, pode proporcionar às organizações diversos benefícios, dentre os quais, a obtenção de vantagens competitivas,...

  17. New systemic radial velocities of suspected RR Lyrae binary stars

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    Guggenberger, E.; Barnes, T. G.; Kolenberg, K.

    2016-05-01

    Among the tens of thousands of known RR Lyrae stars there are only a handful that show indications of possible binarity. The question why this is the case is still unsolved, and has recently sparked several studies dedicated to the search for additional RR Lyraes in binary systems. Such systems are particularly valuable because they might allow to constrain the stellar mass. Most of the recent studies, however, are based on photometry by finding a light time effect in the timings of maximum light. This approach is a very promising and successful one, but it has a major drawback: by itself, it cannot serve as a definite proof of binarity, because other phenomena such as the Blazhko effect or intrinsic period changes could lead to similar results. Spectroscopic radial velocity measurements, on the other hand, can serve as definite proof of binarity. We have therefore started a project to study spectroscopically RR Lyrae stars that are suspected to be binaries. We have obtained radial velocity (RV) curves with the 2.1m telescope at McDonald observatory. From these we derive systemic RVs which we will compare to previous measurements in order to find changes induced by orbital motions. We also construct templates of the RV curves that can facilitate future studies. We also observed the most promising RR Lyrae binary candidate, TU UMa, as no recent spectroscopic measurements were available. We present a densely covered pulsational RV curve, which will be used to test the predictions of the orbit models that are based on the O - C variations.

  18. Resistência ao Consumo em um Circuito Urbano de Parkour

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    Tatiana Maria Bernardo da Silva

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma pesquisa alinhada ao método etnográfico, o presente trabalho tem por objetivo investigar os valores e as práticas de resistência ao consumo adotadas pelos membros de um circuito urbano de parkour no Rio de Janeiro. Confiando em uma abordagem indutiva e interpretativa amparada por um estudo empírico de base qualitativa, foram exploradas quatro categorias de análise: (1 a resistência como valor essencial; (2 um percurso de doação; (3 o consumo aprisiona; e (4 mobilização social e resistência.

  19. Resistência ao Consumo em um Circuito Urbano de Parkour

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    Tatiana Maria Bernardo da Silva; Alessandra Mello da Costa; José Luis Felicio Carvalho

    2011-01-01

    A partir de uma pesquisa alinhada ao método etnográfico, o presente trabalho tem por objetivo investigar os valores e as práticas de resistência ao consumo adotadas pelos membros de um circuito urbano de parkour no Rio de Janeiro. Confiando em uma abordagem indutiva e interpretativa amparada por um estudo empírico de base qualitativa, foram exploradas quatro categorias de análise: (1) a resistência como valor essencial; (2) um percurso de doação; (3) o consumo aprisiona; e (4) mobilização soc...

  20. Radially polarized Bessel-Gauss beams: decentered Gaussian beam analysis and experimental verification.

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    Schimpf, Damian N; Putnam, William P; Grogan, Michael D W; Ramachandran, Siddharth; Kärtner, Franz X

    2013-07-29

    We derive solutions for radially polarized Bessel-Gauss beams in free-space by superimposing decentered Gaussian beams with differing polarization states. We numerically show that the analytical result is applicable even for large semi-aperture angles, and we experimentally confirm the analytical expression by employing a fiber-based mode-converter. PMID:23938719

  1. On the calculation of x-ray scattering signals from pairwise radial distribution functions

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    Dohn, Asmus Ougaard; Biasin, Elisa; Haldrup, Kristoffer;

    2015-01-01

    We derive a formulation for evaluating (time-resolved) x-ray scattering signals of solvated chemical systems, based on pairwise radial distribution functions, with the aim of this formulation to accompany molecular dynamics simulations. The derivation is described in detail to eliminate any...

  2. Fuel radial design using Path Relinking; Diseno radial de combustible usando Path Relinking

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    Campos S, Y. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2007-07-01

    The present work shows the obtained results when implementing the combinatory optimization technique well-known as Path Re linking (Re-linkage of Trajectories), to the problem of the radial design of nuclear fuel assemblies, for boiling water reactors (BWR Boiling Water Reactor by its initials in English), this type of reactors is those that are used in the Laguna Verde Nucleo electric Central, Veracruz. As in any other electric power generation plant of that make use of some fuel to produce heat and that it needs each certain time (from 12 to 14 months) to make a supply of the same one, because this it wears away or it burns, in the nucleolectric plants to this activity is denominated fuel reload. In this reload different activities intervene, among those which its highlight the radial and axial designs of fuel assemblies, the patterns of control rods and the multi cycles study, each one of these stages with their own complexity. This work was limited to study in independent form the radial design, without considering the other activities. These phases are basic for the fuel reload design and of reactor operation strategies. (Author)

  3. Numerical simulation of liquid-metal-flows in radial-toroidal-radial bends

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    Magnetohydrodynamic flows in a U-bend and right-angle bend are considered with reference to the radial-toroidal-radial concept of a self-cooled liquid-metal blanket. The ducts composing bends have rectangular cross-section. The applied magnetic field is aligned with the toroidal duct and perpendicular to the radial ones. At high Hartmann number the flow region is divided into cores and boundary layers of different types. The magnetohydrodynamic equations are reduced to a system of partial differential equations governing wall electric potentials and the core pressure. The system is solved numerically by two different methods. The first method is iterative with iteration between wall potential and the core pressure. The second method is a general one for the solution of the core flow equations in curvilinear coordinates generated by channel geometry and magnetic field orientation. Results obtained are in good agreement. They show, that the 3D-pressure drop of MHD flows in a U-bend is not a critical issue for blanket applications. (orig./HP)

  4. Bee waxes: a model of characterization for using as base simulator tissue in teletherapy with photons; Ceras de abelha: um modelo de caracterizacao para sua utilizacao como tecido simulador base em teleterapia com fotons

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    Silva, Rogerio Matias Vidal da; Souza, Divanizia do Nascimento

    2011-10-26

    This paper presents a model of characterization and selection of bee waxes which makes possible to certify the usage viability of that base simulator tissue in the manufacture of appropriated objects for external radiotherapy with mega volt photon beams. The work was divide into three stages, where was evaluated physical and chemical properties besides the aspects related to the capacity of beam attenuation. All the process was carefully accompanied related to the wax origin such as the bee specimen and the flora surrounding the beehives. The chemical composition of the waxes is similar to others simulators usually used in radiotherapy. The behavior of mass attenuation coefficient in the radiotherapeutic energy range is comparable to other simulators, and consequently to the soft tissue. The proposed model is efficient and allows the affirmative that the usage of determined bee wax as base simulator tissue is convenient

  5. A Complete Radial Collateral Ligament Avulsion of the Small Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint with Displacement through the Radial Sagittal Band

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    Dennison, David G.

    2008-01-01

    A displaced complete radial collateral ligament avulsion with associated injury to the sagittal band of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the small finger, if left untreated, may result in chronic pain, instability, weakness, and deformity. A case of a displaced radial collateral ligament that ruptured through the radial sagittal band of the small finger, with resultant injury to the extensor mechanism, is described and discussed with a review of the literature. Proper identification of this i...

  6. Investigation of the influence of radial grooves on the flow in an eccentrically deposited annulus using CFD numerical simulation

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    Bojko Marian

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the influence of radial grooves in the eccentrically deposited annulus using by mathematical modeling of fluid flow through each grooves. The inner cylinder (rotor is eccentrically deposited and its movement is composed of two movements (rotation and precession. The outer cylinder is stationary and has radial grooves. In the first phase is defined a mathematical model of the flow, which is then applied to the 3D model of narrow gap with radial grooves. In this paper are present several variants of the computational domain with regard to the number of radial grooves. Based on the results of numerical simulations are evaluated basic variables such as pressure and velocity. There are also evaluated radial force (Fr and axial force (Fa acting on the rotor for different boundary conditions (different speeds of rotation and precession. Subsequently, the pressure gradients (Δp are evaluated between the radial grooves for different computational domain. Results are compared to variant of narrow gap without radial grooves. Numerical simulation is realized in the program system ANSYS Fluent.

  7. Neurological Study of Radial Nerve Conduction During Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting:An Intra‐Operative Evaluation

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    Gianluigi Bisleri

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic radial artery harvesting (ERAH is a feasible and attractive minimally invasive approach for conduit procurement, however there have been concerns about a potential neurological damage occurring at the harvest limb site secondary to injury of the radial nerve during endoscopic harvesting. We present a case of ERAH in which we evaluated intraoperatively the characteristics of radial nerve conduction by means of electroneuromyography (ENM during harvesting. No pathological changes of nerve conduction were detected at the harvest limb site during surgery and postoperatively, thereby supporting the benefits of the endoscopic approach in terms of neurological outcomes following radial artery procurements with a less invasive approach.

  8. Alcance y límites de un currículo basado en competencias Alcance e limites de um currículo baseado em competências The Scope and Limitations of a Competency-based Curriculum

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    Manuel Ignacio Gonzales-Bernal

    2008-06-01

    áveis incluídas no estudo. Assim mesmo, é feita uma análise documental mediante um sistema matricial; por último, cruzase a informação usando uma tabela de tripla entrada que permite despregar os resultados de cada fonte. A interpretação de resultados, as conclusões e as recomendações é baseada no marco teórico que sustenta a pesquisa.This is the second part of a report on a study entitled "Competency-based Curriculum: An Experience in University Education," published in Volume 9, No 2-Year 2006. The objective of the study was to assess curricular reform at the Universidad de La Sabana School of Communication by analyzing different variables in the area of public communication. In terms of design, it is an evaluation study based on a dominant model approach that is largely qualitative and descriptive. This part of the report offers an analysis of the results and presents the conclusions and recommendations. The analysis is based on the answers given by each of the sectors consulted, when asked about the variables included in the study. A documentary analysis was done as well, using a system of matrices. The information was compared by means of a triple-entry table that makes it possible to dis-play the results from each source. The results were interpreted, the conclusions drawn and the recommendations made in light of the theoretical framework on which the study is based.

  9. Design of radial reinforcement for prestressed concrete containments

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    Highlights: ► A rigorous formulae is proposed to calculate radial stress within prestressed concrete containments. ► The proposed method is validated by finite element analysis in an illustrative practical example. ► A partially prestressed condition is more critical than a fully prestressed condition for radial tension. ► Practical design consideration is provided for detailing of radial reinforcement. -- Abstract: Nuclear containments are critical components for safety of nuclear power plants. Failure can result in catastrophic safety consequences as a result of leakage of radiation. Prestressed concrete containments have been used in large nuclear power plants with significant design internal pressure. These containments are generally reinforced with prestressing tendons in the circumferential (hoop) and meridional (vertical) directions. The curvature effect of the tendons introduces radial tensile stresses in the concrete shell which are generally neglected in the design of such structures. It is assumed that such tensile radial stresses are small as such no radial reinforcement is provided for this purpose. But recent instances of significant delaminations in Crystal River Unit 3 in Florida have elevated the need for reevaluation of the radial tension issue in prestressed containment. Note that currently there are no well accepted industry standards for design and detailing of radial reinforcement. This paper discusses the issue of radial tension in prestressed cylindrical and dome shaped structures and proposes formulae to calculate radial stresses. A practical example is presented to illustrate the use of the proposed method which is then verified by using state of art finite element analysis. This paper also provides some practical design consideration for detailing of radial reinforcement in prestressed containments

  10. Microstructure characterization of aluminium syntactic functionally graded composites containing hollow ceramic microspheres manufactured by radial centrifugal casting

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    Ferreira, S. C.; Velhinho, A.; L. A. Rocha; Fernandes, F. M. Braz

    2008-01-01

    Syntactic functionally graded metal matrix composites (SFGMMC) are a class of metallic foams in which closed porosity results from the presence of hollow ceramic microspheres (microballoons), whose spatial distribution varies continuously between the inner and the outer section of the part, thus resulting in a continuous variation in properties. In this work, aluminium-based SFGMMC rings were fabricated by radial centrifugal casting. The graded composition along the radial direction is contro...

  11. Processo de criação de estratégia em pequenas empresas de base tecnológica: um modelo de fases evolutivas para o setor médico-odontológico Strategic process in small technology-based companies: proposal of an evolutionary stage model for the medical & dental sector

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    Sergio Perussi Filho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi o de estudar o processo estratégico, testar algumas hipóteses acerca desse processo e propor modelos explicativos para a criação de estratégia em pequenas empresas de base tecnológica. A estratégia empresarial é uma área de significativa importância para os estudos administrativos, tendo em vista o impacto das decisões e ações estratégicas para o sucesso das empresas. Além disso, a teoria sobre estratégia está fortemente fundamentada em estudos realizados em empresas de grande porte, maduras, podendo, portanto, apresentar viés quando considerada a sua aplicação em empresas de pequeno porte e empresas em fase de desenvolvimento. Este estudo analisou os processos de criação de estratégias e propôs um conjunto de modelos representativos desses processos para pequenas empresas de base tecnológica criadas sem a formalização de planos de negócios, o que foi muito comum no início dos polos tecnológicos brasileiros na década de 80. Foi realizado um trabalho de campo cuja natureza foi a de pesquisa aplicada. O procedimento técnico utilizado foi o estudo multicasos, sendo investigadas cinco empresas de pequeno e uma de médio porte, conforme classificação pelo número de empregados, todas de base tecnológica e localizadas no Polo Tecnológico de São Carlos, em São Carlos, SP. O resultado da pesquisa evidenciou que as estratégias são criadas por etapas distintas, o que permitiu a construção de um conjunto de modelos representativos do processo de criação de estratégias, além de confirmar algumas hipóteses formuladas, podendo destacar que a ausência de formalização de planos de negócios não impediu o sucesso das empresas estudadas.The aim of this study was to analyze the strategic process and to propose a model that represents this process in small technology-based companies created without a business plan, which was very common in the beginning of a Brazilian Technopolis

  12. Outcome of Radial Head Arthroplasty in Comminuted Radial Head Fractures: Short and Midterm Results

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    Moghaddam, Arash; Raven, Tim Friedrich; Dremel, Eike; Studier-Fischer, Stefan; Grutzner, Paul Alfred; Biglari, Bahram

    2016-01-01

    Background: Comminuted radial head fractures are often associated with secondary injuries and elbow instability. Objectives: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate how well the modular metallic radial head implant EVOLVE® prosthesis restores functional range of motion (ROM) and stability of the elbow in acute care. Patients and Methods: Eighty-five patients with comminuted radial head fractures and associated injuries received treatment with an EVOLVE® prosthesis between May 2001 and November 2009. Seventy-five patients were available for follow-up. On average, patients were followed for 41.5 months (33.0: 4.0 - 93.0). Outcome assessment was done on the basis of pain, ROM, strength, radiographic findings, and functional rating scores such as Broberg and Morrey, the Mayo elbow performance index (MEPI), and disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH). Our study is currently the largest analysis of clinical outcome of a modular radial head replacement in the literature. Results: Overall, there were 2 (2.7%) Mason II fractures, 21 (28%) Mason III fractures, and 52 (69.3%) Mason IV fractures. Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur osteosynthesefragen (AO) classification was also determined. Of the 85 patients in our study, 75 were available for follow-up. Follow-up averaged 41.5 months (range, 4 - 93 months). Average scores for the cohort were as follows: Morrey, 85.7 (median 90.2; range 44.4 - 100); MEPI, 83.3 (85.0; 40.0 - 100); and DASH 26.1 points (22.5; 0.0 - 75.8). Mean flexion/extension in the affected joint was 125.7°/16.5°/0° in comparison to the noninjured side 138.5°/0°/1.2°. Mean pronation/supination was 70.5°/0°/67.1° in comparison to the noninjured side 83.6°/0°/84.3°. Handgrip strength of the injured compared to the non-injured arm was 78.8%. The following complications were also documented: 58 patients had periprosthetic radioluceny shown to be neither clinically significant nor relevant according to evaluated scores; 26 patients had

  13. Radial velocities of southern visual multiple stars

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    High-resolution spectra of visual multiple stars were taken in 2008–2009 to detect or confirm spectroscopic subsystems and to determine their orbits. Radial velocities of 93 late-type stars belonging to visual multiple systems were measured by numerical cross-correlation. We provide the individual velocities, the width, and the amplitude of the Gaussians that approximate the correlations. The new information on the multiple systems resulting from these data is discussed. We discovered double-lined binaries in HD 41742B, HD 56593C, and HD 122613AB, confirmed several other known subsystems, and constrained the existence of subsystems in some visual binaries where both components turned out to have similar velocities. The orbits of double-lined subsystems with periods of 148 and 13 days are computed for HD 104471 Aa,Ab and HD 210349 Aa,Ab, respectively. We estimate individual magnitudes and masses of the components in these triple systems and update the outer orbit of HD 104471 AB.

  14. Nonlinear radial propagation of drift wave turbulence

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    We study the linear and the nonlinear radial propagation of drift wave energy in an inhomogeneous plasma. The drift mode excited in such a plasma is dispersive in nature. The drift wave energy spreads out symmetrically along the direction of inhomogeneity with a finite group velocity. To study the effect of the nonlinear coupling on the propagation of energy in a collision free plasma, we solve the Hasegawa-Mima equation as a mixed initial boundary-value problem. The solutions of the linearized equation are used to check the reliability of our numerical calculations. Additional checks are also performed on the invariants of the system. Our results reveal that a pulse gets distorted as it propagates through the medium. The peak of the pulse propagates with a finite velocity that depends on the amplitude of the initial pulse. The polarity of propagation depends on the initial parameters of the pulse. We have also studied drift wave propagation in a resistive plasma. The Hasegawa-Wakatani equations are used to investigate this problem

  15. Camera Calibration with Radial Variance Component Estimation

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    Mélykuti, B.; Kruck, E. J.

    2014-11-01

    Camera calibration plays a more and more important role in recent times. Beside real digital aerial survey cameras the photogrammetric market is dominated by a big number of non-metric digital cameras mounted on UAVs or other low-weight flying platforms. The in-flight calibration of those systems has a significant role to enhance the geometric accuracy of survey photos considerably. It is expected to have a better precision of photo measurements in the center of images then along the edges or in the corners. With statistical methods the accuracy of photo measurements in dependency of the distance of points from image center has been analyzed. This test provides a curve for the measurement precision as function of the photo radius. A high number of camera types have been tested with well penetrated point measurements in image space. The result of the tests led to a general consequence to show a functional connection between accuracy and radial distance and to give a method how to check and enhance the geometrical capability of the cameras in respect to these results.

  16. Pressure relief radial passages for SSC

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    In the 40 mm SSC cross--section design radial helium venting passages located every 6 inch were present. The purpose of these passages was to provide escape routes for helium from the coil cooling passage to the bypasses during a quench. The passages are introduced in the magnet by placing special yoke laminations with channels going from the bypasses to the inner radius. The question as to whether the venting passages are still needed in the 50 mm design is addressed here. One might expect that they would be more needed here since the stored magnetic field energy increases considerably faster than the coil cooling passage cross-section, unless the width of the latter is increased. Since the dimensions of the beam tube are not fixed at this time two cases are considered: a coil cooling passage gap of 1.3 mm and one of 5 mm. An existing computer code developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory by R.P. Shutt and programmed by K. Jellet is applied to the present problem. Pressures, helium, coil, and yoke temperatures, and mass flows are computed during a quench for one magnet with no venting occurring in the interconnect regions. Only one magnet is considered here as opposed to a string of magnets

  17. True Masses of Radial-Velocity Exoplanets

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    Brown, Robert A

    2015-01-01

    We explore the science power of space telescopes used to estimate the true masses of known radial-velocity exoplanets by means of astrometry on direct images. We translate a desired mass accuracy (+/10% in our example) into a minimum goal for the signal-to-noise ratio, which implies a minimum exposure time. When the planet is near a node, the mass measurement becomes difficult if not impossible, because the apparent separation becomes decoupled from the inclination angle of the orbit. The combination of this nodal effect with considerations of solar and anti-solar pointing restrictions, photometric and obscurational completeness, and image blurring due to orbital motion, severely limits the observing opportunities, often to only brief intervals in a five-year mission. We compare the science power of four missions, two with external star shades, EXO-S and WFIRST-S, and two with internal coronagraphs, EXO-C and WFIRST-C. The star shades out-perform the coronagraph in this science program by about a factor of th...

  18. Fatores associados à realização dos exames de rastreamento para o câncer de próstata: um estudo de base populacional Factors associated with prostate cancer screening: a population-based study

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    Vivian Mae Schmidt Lima Amorim

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a prevalência da realização dos exames de rastreamento para o câncer de próstata em homens com 50 anos ou mais de idade, segundo variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas, de comportamentos relacionados à saúde e presença de morbidade. O estudo foi do tipo transversal, de base populacional, e as análises estatísticas consideraram o delineamento da amostra. Os fatores associados à não realização dos exames de rastreamento do câncer de próstata, foram: ter de idade menor que 70 anos, ter escolaridade de até 8 anos, renda familiar per capita menor que 0,5 salário mínimo, não ter diabetes, ter limitação visual e não ter ido ao dentista no último ano. O SUS foi responsável pela realização de 41% dos exames de rastreamento do câncer de próstata referidos. Este estudo apontou que apesar da controvérsia sobre e efetividade do toque retal e da dosagem do Antígeno Específico Prostático (PSA para a detecção do câncer de próstata, parcela significativa da população masculina vem realizando estes exames para os quais existem significativas desigualdades socioeconômicas quanto ao acesso.The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of prostrate cancer screening among men aged 50 years or older based on socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related behavioral variables and the presence of morbidity. A population-based cross-sectional study was performed. The following factors were associated with failure to undergo screening: age under 70 years; less than eight years of schooling; per capita household income less than one-half the minimum wage; not having diabetes; lack of visual impairment; and lack of visit to the dentist in the previous year. The Brazilian public healthcare system accounted for 41% of the reported prostate cancer screening tests. According to the present study, despite controversy over the effectiveness of digital rectal examination and prostrate

  19. High-performance radial AMTEC cell design for ultra-high-power solar AMTEC systems

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    Hendricks, T.J.; Huang, C.

    1999-07-01

    Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric Conversion (AMTEC) technology is rapidly maturing for potential application in ultra-high-power solar AMTEC systems required by potential future US Air Force (USAF) spacecraft missions in medium-earth and geosynchronous orbits (MEO and GEO). Solar thermal AMTEC power systems potentially have several important advantages over current solar photovoltaic power systems in ultra-high-power spacecraft applications for USAF MEO and GEO missions. This work presents key aspects of radial AMTEC cell design to achieve high cell performance in solar AMTEC systems delivering larger than 50 kW(e) to support high power USAF missions. These missions typically require AMTEC cell conversion efficiency larger than 25%. A sophisticated design parameter methodology is described and demonstrated which establishes optimum design parameters in any radial cell design to satisfy high-power mission requirements. Specific relationships, which are distinct functions of cell temperatures and pressures, define critical dependencies between key cell design parameters, particularly the impact of parasitic thermal losses on Beta Alumina Solid Electrolyte (BASE) area requirements, voltage, number of BASE tubes, and system power production for both maximum power-per-BASE-area and optimum efficiency conditions. Finally, some high-level system tradeoffs are demonstrated using the design parameter methodology to establish high-power radial cell design requirements and philosophy. The discussion highlights how to incorporate this methodology with sophisticated SINDA/FLUINT AMTEC cell modeling capabilities to determine optimum radial AMTEC cell designs.

  20. Fatores associados à realização dos exames de rastreamento para o câncer de próstata: um estudo de base populacional Factors associated with prostate cancer screening: a population-based study

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    Vivian Mae Schmidt Lima Amorim; Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros; Chester Luiz Galvão César; Moisés Goldbaum; Luana Carandina; Maria Cecília Goi Porto Alves

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a prevalência da realização dos exames de rastreamento para o câncer de próstata em homens com 50 anos ou mais de idade, segundo variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas, de comportamentos relacionados à saúde e presença de morbidade. O estudo foi do tipo transversal, de base populacional, e as análises estatísticas consideraram o delineamento da amostra. Os fatores associados à não realização dos exames de rastreamento do câncer de próstata, foram: ter de ...

  1. Study for Manufacturing of ITER TF Coil Radial Plates

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    During the previous design phase of ITER the ITER Toroidal Field Model Coil (TFMC) has been built to verify the TF coil concept of ITER and to proof the feasibility of an industrial fabrication of such a coil. In April 2004, Forschungszentrum and BNG, started a Manufacturing Study for the full scale Radial Plates (RP) of the TF Coils in the frame of an EFDA task. The main part of the Study was to develop feasible concepts of the technology for the manufacturing of the Full Scale Radial Plates starting with the raw material until final testing. The Feasibility Study has covered all manufacturing steps that are necessary for production of the RP. It has included as well a basic layout for the manufacturing process. During the work several proposals for the single manufacturing work steps have been developed. After that an evaluation of the found proposals has taken place. The most feasible proposals have been combined to manufacturing concepts. Finally two main Concepts were elaborated and evaluated: Concept 1 includes the premachining of segments with grooves, the welding of the segments and the final machining of the RP. Concept 2 includes the welding of not machined small segments to the D-shape of the RP and the following machining of the surface and grooves. Both Concepts will be described in detail with a comparison of tooling and manufacturing details, achievement of technological requirements as well as with the requirements coming from the overall time schedule. Based on the results of the assessment of the different concepts and manufacturing techniques Concept 1 shows some advantages compared to Concept 2. These will be described in the paper. In addition a proposal about additional R(and)D in front of the later manufacturing will be made. (author)

  2. On the radial motion of quarks bound by a string

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    It is shown rigorously that quarks cannot move in the radial direction when they are tied together by a straight-line string and the system as a whole rotates with a nonvanishing angular velocity. This implies that in a consistent string model of hadrons the radial motion of quarks cannot be separated from the transverse string excitations. 27 refs

  3. High power radially-polarized Yb-doped fiber laser

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    Lin, Di; Daniel, J. M. O.; Gecevičius, M.; Beresna, M; Kazansky, P. G.; Clarkson, W. A.

    2014-01-01

    A simple technique for directly generating a radially-polarized output beam from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser using an intracavity spatially-variant waveplate is reported. The laser yielded 32W of output with a corresponding slope efficiency of 65.8% in a radially-polarised beam with beam propagation factor ~2.1 and polarization purity >95%

  4. How to obtain Transience from Bounded Radial Mean Curvature

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    Markvorsen, Steen; Palmer, Vicente

    2005-01-01

    We show that Brownian motion on any unbounded submanifold P in an ambient manifold N with a pole P is transient if the following conditions are satisfied: The p-radial mean curvatures of P are sufficiently small outsidea compact set and the p-radial sectional curvatures of N are sufficiently nega...

  5. The Impact of Red Noise in Radial Velocity Planet Searches

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    Baluev, Roman V.

    2012-04-01

    We demonstrate that moderate exoplanet radial velocity searches are often subject to the effect of the correlated (red) radial velocity noise. When disregarded, this effect may induce strong distortions in the results of the time series analysis and, ultimately, can even lead to false planet detections. We construct a maximum-likelihood algorithm, which is able to manage this issue rather efficiently.

  6. Genetics Home Reference: Duane-radial ray syndrome

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    ... in particular ethnic groups? Genetic Changes Duane-radial ray syndrome results from mutations in the SALL4 gene. This gene is part ... WR, Okumura S, Okihiro MM, Engle EC. Duane radial ray syndrome (Okihiro syndrome) maps to 20q13 and results from mutations in SALL4, a new member of the SAL ...

  7. Radial symmetry and monotonicity for an integral equation

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    Ma, Li; Chen, Dezhong

    2008-06-01

    In this paper we study radial symmetry and monotonicity of positive solutions of an integral equation arising from some higher-order semilinear elliptic equations in the whole space . Instead of the usual method of moving planes, we use a new Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev (HLS) type inequality for the Bessel potentials to establish the radial symmetry and monotonicity results.

  8. A new approach to radial and axial gauges

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    Weigert, H.; Heinz, U. (Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik)

    1992-10-01

    We develop a new path integral formulation of QCD in radial and axial gauges. This formalism yields free propagators which are free of gauge poles. We find that radial gauges are ghost free. In axial gauges ghosts cannot generally be excluded from the formalism due to the need to fix the residual gauge freedom. (orig.).

  9. Carência de atenção à saúde ocular no setor público: um estudo de base populacional Shortage of ocular health care in the public system: a population-based study

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    Victor Delpizzo Castagno

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo transversal de base populacional investigou a prevalência de utilização de serviços de saúde ocular e sua associação com fatores sócio-demográficos, necessidades em saúde e forma de financiamento da consulta. Avaliaram-se 2.960 indivíduos de 20 anos ou mais. Nos últimos cinco anos, 46% dos entrevistados e 30% daqueles com 50 anos ou mais não consultaram para os olhos. Dos que consultaram, 18% foram em óticas, e apenas 17% foram no setor público. O principal motivo foi não enxergar bem (69,5%. Falta de dinheiro (29% e de tempo (24,6% foram os principais motivos para ter deixado de consultar. Idade, escolaridade e nível econômico estiveram diretamente associados com ter consultado nos últimos cinco anos. Ser mulher, ter catarata, glaucoma e usar correção, bem como consultar no setor privado também estiveram positivamente associados com o desfecho. É preciso não só aumentar a participação do setor público, integrando a saúde ocular a todos os níveis de atenção, ampliando a participação de outros profissionais de saúde, como também intensificar o rastreamento de problemas oculares e a sua prevenção.This cross-sectional population-based study investigated the prevalence of eye care services utilization and the association with socioeconomic and demographic factors, need for health care, and type of service payment. The study evaluated 2,960 adults aged 20 and older. In the previous 5 years, 46% of the sample and 30% of those aged 50 and older had not visited an eye care service. Among the persons who used a service, 18% went to an optical store and only 17% used the public health system. The main reason for using eye care services was poor vision (69.5%. Lack of money (29% and time (24.6% were the most frequently cited reasons for non-utilization. Age, education, and economic status were directly associated with the outcome. Female gender, cataract, glaucoma, prescription eyewear, and private

  10. Development of a high density fuel based on uranium-molybdenum alloys with high compatibility in high temperatures; Desenvolvimento de um combustivel de alta densidade a base das ligas uranio-molibdenio com alta compatibilidade em altas temperaturas

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    Oliveira, Fabio Branco Vaz de

    2008-07-01

    This work has as its objective the development of a high density and low enriched nuclear fuel based on the gamma-UMo alloys, for utilization where it is necessary satisfactory behavior in high temperatures, considering its utilization as dispersion. For its accomplishment, it was started from the analysis of the RERTR ('Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors') results and some theoretical works involving the fabrication of gamma-uranium metastable alloys. A ternary addition is proposed, supported by the properties of binary and ternary uranium alloys studied, having the objectives of the gamma stability enhancement and an ease to its powder fabrication. Alloys of uranium-molybdenum were prepared with 5 to 10% Mo addition, and 1 and 3% of ternary, over a gamma U7Mo binary base alloy. In all the steps of its preparation, the alloys were characterized with the traditional techniques, to the determination of its mechanical and structural properties. To provide a process for the alloys powder obtention, its behavior under hydrogen atmosphere were studied, in thermo analyser-thermo gravimeter equipment. Temperatures varied from the ambient up to 1000 deg C, and times from 15 minutes to 16 hours. The results validation were made in a semi-pilot scale, where 10 to 50 g of powders of some of the alloys studied were prepared, under static hydrogen atmosphere. Compatibility studies were conducted by the exposure of the alloys under oxygen and aluminum, to the verification of possible reactions by means of differential thermal analysis. The alloys were exposed to a constant heat up to 1000 deg C, and their performances were evaluated in terms of their reaction resistance. On the basis of the results, it was observed that ternary additions increases the temperatures of the reaction with aluminum and oxidation, in comparison with the gamma UMo binaries. A set of conditions to the hydration of the alloys were defined, more restrictive in terms of temperature

  11. Radial Velocity Planet Detection Biases at the Stellar Rotational Period

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    Vanderburg, Andrew; Johnson, John Asher; Ciardi, David R; Swift, Jonathan; Kane, Stephen R

    2016-01-01

    Future generations of precise radial velocity (RV) surveys aim to achieve sensitivity sufficient to detect Earth mass planets orbiting in their stars' habitable zones. A major obstacle to this goal is astrophysical radial velocity noise caused by active areas moving across the stellar limb as a star rotates. In this paper, we quantify how stellar activity impacts exoplanet detection with radial velocities as a function of orbital and stellar rotational periods. We perform data-driven simulations of how stellar rotation affects planet detectability and compile and present relations for the typical timescale and amplitude of stellar radial velocity noise as a function of stellar mass. We show that the characteristic timescales of quasi-periodic radial velocity jitter from stellar rotational modulations coincides with the orbital period of habitable zone exoplanets around early M-dwarfs. These coincident periods underscore the importance of monitoring the targets of RV habitable zone planet surveys through simul...

  12. Adolfo Celi, um olhar para dois mundos

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    Alessandra Vanucci

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio resgata a vivência brasileira de Adolfo Celi, ator e diretor italiano ativo em cinema e teatro (1922-1986, inserido no laboratório paulista da renovação, na década de 1950. Sua atuação impôs, no palco, o legado texto-cêntrico de Sílvio d'Amico e a utopia do ator plástico de Copeau e, na tela, a estética neo-realista associada a uma atuação fortemente marcada pelo ideário teatral moderno. As intuições, a herança, as oportunidades e as invenções perdidas desta experiência transcultural sugerem um quadro de realização somente parcial do projeto modernizador. Ao entrar na década de 60, é a sensação de ter esgotado um ciclo existencial que fornece a Celi um válido álibi para o retorno. Álibi (1969, seu terceiro e último filme como diretor, realizado na Itália com Gassmann e Lucignani, é um testemunho de vida e memórias, de raiva e de saudade do Brasil; e um precioso guia para entender sua extraordinária ‘aventura americana’.

  13. Waves in Radial Gravity Using Magnetic Fluid

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    Ohlsen, D. R.; Hart, J. E.; Weidman, P. D.

    1999-01-01

    Terrestrial laboratory experiments studying various fluid dynamical processes are constrained, by being in an Earth laboratory, to have a gravitational body force which is uniform and unidirectional. Therefore fluid free-surfaces are horizontal and flat. Such free surfaces must have a vertical solid boundary to keep the fluid from spreading horizontally along a gravitational potential surface. In atmospheric, oceanic, or stellar fluid flows that have a horizontal scale of about one-tenth the body radius or larger, sphericity is important in the dynamics. Further, fluids in spherical geometry can cover an entire domain without any sidewall effects, i.e. have truly periodic boundary conditions. We describe spherical body-force laboratory experiments using ferrofluid. Ferrofluids are dilute suspensions of magnetic dipoles, for example magnetite particles of order 10 nm diameter, suspended in a carrier fluid. Ferrofluids are subject to an additional body force in the presence of an applied magnetic field gradient. We use this body force to conduct laboratory experiments in spherical geometry. The present study is a laboratory technique improvement. The apparatus is cylindrically axisymmetric. A cylindrical ceramic magnet is embedded in a smooth, solid, spherical PVC ball. The geopotential field and its gradient, the body force, were made nearly spherical by careful choice of magnet height-to-diameter ratio and magnet size relative to the PVC ball size. Terrestrial gravity is eliminated from the dynamics by immersing the "planet" and its ferrofluid "ocean" in an immiscible silicone oil/freon mixture of the same density. Thus the earth gravity is removed from the dynamics of the ferrofluid/oil interface and the only dynamically active force there is the radial magnetic gravity. The entire apparatus can rotate, and waves are forced on the ferrofluid surface by exterior magnets. The biggest improvement in technique is in the wave visualization. Fluorescing dye is added to

  14. Radial Breathing Modes in Cosmochemistry and Meteoritics

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    Wilson, T.L.; Wilson, K.B.

    2009-01-01

    One area of continuing interest in cosmochemistry and meteoritics (C&M) is the identification of the nature of Q-phase, although some researchers in C&M are not reporting relevant portions of Raman spectral data. Q is the unidentified carrier of noble gases in carbonaceous chondrites (CCs). Being carbonaceous, the focus has been on any number of Q-candidates arising from the sp2 hybridization of carbon (C). These all derive from various forms of graphene, a monolayer of C atoms packed into a two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal honeycomb lattice that is the basic building block for graphitic materials of all other dimensions for sp2 allotropes of C. As a basic lattice, 2D graphene can be curled into fullerenes (0D), wrapped into carbon nanotubes or CNTs (1D), and stacked into graphite (3D). These take such additional forms as scroll-like carbon whiskers, carbon fibers, carbon onions, GPCs (graphite polyhedral crystals) [6], and GICs (graphite intercalation compounds). Although all of these have been observed in meteoritics, the issue is which can explain the Q-abundances. In brief, one or more of the 0D-3D sp2 hybridization forms of C is Q. For some Q-candidates, the radial breathing modes (RBMs) are the most important Raman active vibrational modes that exist, and bear a direct relevance to solving this puzzle. Typically in C&M they are ignored when present. Their importance is addressed here as smoking-gun signatures for certain Q-candidates and are very relevant to the ultimate identification of Q.

  15. High precision radial velocities with GIANO spectra

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    Carleo, I.; Sanna, N.; Gratton, R.; Benatti, S.; Bonavita, M.; Oliva, E.; Origlia, L.; Desidera, S.; Claudi, R.; Sissa, E.

    2016-06-01

    Radial velocities (RV) measured from near-infrared (NIR) spectra are a potentially excellent tool to search for extrasolar planets around cool or active stars. High resolution infrared (IR) spectrographs now available are reaching the high precision of visible instruments, with a constant improvement over time. GIANO is an infrared echelle spectrograph at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) and it is a powerful tool to provide high resolution spectra for accurate RV measurements of exoplanets and for chemical and dynamical studies of stellar or extragalactic objects. No other high spectral resolution IR instrument has GIANO's capability to cover the entire NIR wavelength range (0.95-2.45 μm) in a single exposure. In this paper we describe the ensemble of procedures that we have developed to measure high precision RVs on GIANO spectra acquired during the Science Verification (SV) run, using the telluric lines as wavelength reference. We used the Cross Correlation Function (CCF) method to determine the velocity for both the star and the telluric lines. For this purpose, we constructed two suitable digital masks that include about 2000 stellar lines, and a similar number of telluric lines. The method is applied to various targets with different spectral type, from K2V to M8 stars. We reached different precisions mainly depending on the H-magnitudes: for H ˜ 5 we obtain an rms scatter of ˜ 10 m s-1, while for H ˜ 9 the standard deviation increases to ˜ 50 ÷ 80 m s-1. The corresponding theoretical error expectations are ˜ 4 m s-1 and 30 m s-1, respectively. Finally we provide the RVs measured with our procedure for the targets observed during GIANO Science Verification.

  16. An iterative reconstruction method of complex images using expectation maximization for radial parallel MRI

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    In MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), signal sampling along a radial k-space trajectory is preferred in certain applications due to its distinct advantages such as robustness to motion, and the radial sampling can be beneficial for reconstruction algorithms such as parallel MRI (pMRI) due to the incoherency. For radial MRI, the image is usually reconstructed from projection data using analytic methods such as filtered back-projection or Fourier reconstruction after gridding. However, the quality of the reconstructed image from these analytic methods can be degraded when the number of acquired projection views is insufficient. In this paper, we propose a novel reconstruction method based on the expectation maximization (EM) method, where the EM algorithm is remodeled for MRI so that complex images can be reconstructed. Then, to optimize the proposed method for radial pMRI, a reconstruction method that uses coil sensitivity information of multichannel RF coils is formulated. Experiment results from synthetic and in vivo data show that the proposed method introduces better reconstructed images than the analytic methods, even from highly subsampled data, and provides monotonic convergence properties compared to the conjugate gradient based reconstruction method. (paper)

  17. Myocardial Motion Analysis of Echocardiography Images using Optical Flow Radial Direction Distribution

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Myocardial motion is important information for physicians in diagnosing cardiac abnormalities. The motion vector of myocardial can be computed using optical flow technique, which then can be further analyzed based on its magnitude and angle. In practice, physicians are not concern about the angle of vector itself, but are more interested on whether a segment is moving to the center or not. Approach: Therefore, in this study we propose a relative motion direction with respect to the center of the cardiac cavity, called radial direction, which is more useful for diagnosis. The radial direction is computed as the difference between the angle of optical flow at a point of interest and the angle between the point and the cavity center. Because of the difficulty in performing analysis based solely on individual vectors, it is helpful to visualize and extract the overall trend by representing motion vectors by their angular distribution. Results: This method has been tested on clinical echocardiography sequences and has been shown to be successful in providing a radial direction profile of every segment for each echocardiographic frame. A comparison between the normal angular distribution and the proposed radial direction profile was also presented. Conclusion: The proposed profile was shown to be successful in providing the pattern of segmental motion which is easier for physician to analyze the myocardial motion compared with the normal angular distribution as well as more invariant to segment locations.

  18. An iterative reconstruction method of complex images using expectation maximization for radial parallel MRI

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    Choi, Joonsung; Kim, Dongchan; Oh, Changhyun; Han, Yeji; Park, HyunWook

    2013-05-01

    In MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), signal sampling along a radial k-space trajectory is preferred in certain applications due to its distinct advantages such as robustness to motion, and the radial sampling can be beneficial for reconstruction algorithms such as parallel MRI (pMRI) due to the incoherency. For radial MRI, the image is usually reconstructed from projection data using analytic methods such as filtered back-projection or Fourier reconstruction after gridding. However, the quality of the reconstructed image from these analytic methods can be degraded when the number of acquired projection views is insufficient. In this paper, we propose a novel reconstruction method based on the expectation maximization (EM) method, where the EM algorithm is remodeled for MRI so that complex images can be reconstructed. Then, to optimize the proposed method for radial pMRI, a reconstruction method that uses coil sensitivity information of multichannel RF coils is formulated. Experiment results from synthetic and in vivo data show that the proposed method introduces better reconstructed images than the analytic methods, even from highly subsampled data, and provides monotonic convergence properties compared to the conjugate gradient based reconstruction method.

  19. Short-period radial velocity variations of alpha Bootis: Evidence for radial pulsations

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    Hatzes, Aritie P.; Cochran, William D.

    1994-02-01

    Precise radial velocity measurements (sigma approximately 20 m/s) of alpha Boo taken over eight consecutive nights in 1992 June are presented. A periodogram of the data shows significant power at periods of 2.46 days and 3.8 days. A separate analysis, using nonlinear least-squares fitting,reveals an additional period at 8.5 days, but at a very low amplitude (approximately 14 m/s), in addition to 2.46 day and 4.03 day periods. However, the 1.84 day period found by Smith et al. is not in these data. The expected periods of the fundamental and first harmonic modes of radial pulsations were estimated using the radius determination of Di Benedetto & Rabbia, published log(g) values, and the empirical Q(M,R) relationship of Cox, King & Stellingwerf. The 2.46 day period is near that expected for the fundamental or first harmonic radial mode, depending on the choice of stellar mass which is uncertain due to the wide range of surface gravity determinations. For a given mass and radius the 1.84 day period found by Smith et al. coincides with that of the next harmonic. These periods indicate that the short-term variability of alpha Boo may be explained by radial pulsations. Furthermore, it seems that this star has switched pulsation modes to a lower overtone from the time of the Smith et al. measurements. A recent investigation into the excitation of acoustic oscillations in alpha Boo by Balmforth, Gough, & Tout reveals peaks in the growth rates of modes having periods very near those observed in alpha Boo for a stellar model of 0.23 solar mass. This low value of the mass, however, is inconsistent with stellar evolution theory and a recent determination of the surface gravity of this star. It is clear that alpha Boo is multiperiodic and may be changing modes on timescales of a few years. This star may thus be an ideal candidate for the application of pulsation theory to late-type, evolved stars and my provide important tests of stellar evolution theory.

  20. Dynamics of learning near singularities in radial basis function networks.

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    Wei, Haikun; Amari, Shun-Ichi

    2008-09-01

    The radial basis function (RBF) networks are one of the most widely used models for function approximation in the regression problem. In the learning paradigm, the best approximation is recursively or iteratively searched for based on observed data (teacher signals). One encounters difficulties in such a process when two component basis functions become identical, or when the magnitude of one component becomes null. In this case, the number of the components reduces by one, and then the reduced component recovers as the learning process proceeds further, provided such a component is necessary for the best approximation. Strange behaviors, especially the plateau phenomena, have been observed in dynamics of learning when such reduction occurs. There exist singularities in the space of parameters, and the above reduction takes place at the singular regions. This paper focuses on a detailed analysis of the dynamical behaviors of learning near the overlap and elimination singularities in RBF networks, based on the averaged learning equation that is applicable to both on-line and batch mode learning. We analyze the stability on the overlap singularity by solving the eigenvalues of the Hessian explicitly. Based on the stability analysis, we plot the analytical dynamic vector fields near the singularity, which are then compared to those real trajectories obtained by a numeric method. We also confirm the existence of the plateaus in both batch and on-line learning by simulation. PMID:18693082