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  1. Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of cell biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D., conducted November 29, 1994

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    This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Don Francis Petersen by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Petersen was selected for this interview because of his long research career at Los Alamos and his knowledge of the Atomic Energy Commission's biomedical program. Dr. Petersen did not personally conduct research on human subjects. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Petersen discusses his remembrances of the early use of radionuclides as biological tracers, aspects of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940's and 1950's including fallout studies, the means by which research projects were approved, use of humans in the whole-body counter, and the Health Division Biomedical responsibilities

  2. Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of cell biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D., conducted November 29, 1994

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    1995-08-01

    This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Don Francis Petersen by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Petersen was selected for this interview because of his long research career at Los Alamos and his knowledge of the Atomic Energy Commission`s biomedical program. Dr. Petersen did not personally conduct research on human subjects. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Petersen discusses his remembrances of the early use of radionuclides as biological tracers, aspects of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940`s and 1950`s including fallout studies, the means by which research projects were approved, use of humans in the whole-body counter, and the Health Division Biomedical responsibilities.

  3. The greatest biologist in 20th century—Francis Crick%20世纪最伟大的生物学家——弗朗西斯?克里克

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    2016-01-01

    A biography of UK scientist Francis Crick who is called as the greatest biologist in 20th century is presented in this article. His contributions to life sciences and his approaches to scholarship are also given.%介绍了被称为"20世纪最伟大的生物学家"的英国科学家克里克的生平、对生命科学的贡献和治学之道.

  4. 20世纪最伟大的生物学家——弗朗西斯?克里克%The greatest biologist in 20th century—Francis Crick

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    2016-01-01

    介绍了被称为"20世纪最伟大的生物学家"的英国科学家克里克的生平、对生命科学的贡献和治学之道.%A biography of UK scientist Francis Crick who is called as the greatest biologist in 20th century is presented in this article. His contributions to life sciences and his approaches to scholarship are also given.

  5. Easy mathematics for biologists

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    Foster, Peter C

    2014-01-01

    Because elementary mathematics is vital to be able to properly design biological experiments and interpret their results. As a student of the life sciences you will only make your life harder by ignoring mathematics entirely. Equally, you do not want to spend your time struggling with complex mathematics that you will never use. This book is the perfect answer to your problems. Inside, it explains the necessary mathematics in easy-to-follow steps, introducing the basics and showing you how to apply these to biological situations. Easy Mathematics for Biologists covers the basic mathematical ideas of fractions, decimals and percentages, through ratio and proportion, exponents and logarithms, to straight line graphs, graphs that are not straight lines, and their transformation. Direct application of each of these leads to a clear understanding of biological calculations such as those involving concentrations and dilutions, changing units, pH, and linear and non-linear rates of reaction. Each chapter contains wo...

  6. PREFACE: Francis-99 Workshop 1: steady operation of Francis turbines

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    Cervantes, Michel; Hasmukhlal Trivedi, Chiragkumar; Dahlhaug, Ole-Gunnar; Nielsen, Torbjörn

    2015-01-01

    Francis-99 is a set of upcoming workshops jointly organized by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden in the same spirit as the previous Turbine-99 workshops. The Francis-99 workshops aim during the coming years to determine the state of the art of high head Francis turbine simulations (flow and structure) under steady and transient operating conditions as well as promote their development and knowledge dissemination openly. Three workshops are initially planned: - Workshop 1: steady operation of Francis turbines (December 2014) - Workshop 2: transient operation of Francis turbines (December 2016) - Workshop 3: FSI of Francis turbines (December 2018) A high head Francis turbine model, named the Tokke model, has been designed and experimentally investigated at the Water Power Laboratory, NTNU. The complete geometry of the model and mesh are now freely available on the site www.francis-99.org together with a large set of experimental pressure and velocity measurements. The organisers expect this geometry to become with time a reference test case to the hydraulic community for research and development on high head Francis turbines and the workshops a meeting place to discuss developments, potentials, issues... on a common and open test case. The present proceeding contains the papers presented at the first workshop at NTNU the 15th and 16th of December 2014. 50 participants were present at the workshop and a total of 14 papers were presented. A large variety of codes and models were used highlighting different issues in the simulation of high Francis turbines. The editors: Prof. Michel J. Cervantes (LTU, NTNU) Dr. Chirag Trivedi (NTNU) Prof O.G. Dahlhaug (NTNU) Prof. T. Nielsen (NTNU)

  7. Tihhi Don

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    2006-01-01

    Fjodor Bondartshuk monteeris kokku tema isa Sergei poolt Itaalias 13 aastat tagasi pooleli jäänud Mihhail Sholohhovi romaani järgi tehtud teleseriaali "Vaikne Don", mida Venemaa televisiooni 1. Kanal näitab alates 7. novembrist

  8. A Biologist Looks at Cognitive Artificial Intelligence

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    Purves, William K.

    1985-01-01

    Although cognitive AI is not generally viewed as being "scientific" in the same, strong sense as is physics, it shares a number of the properties of the natural sciences, especially biology. Certain of special themes of biology, notably the principles of historicity and of structure-function relations, are applicable in AI research. From a biologist's viewpoint, certain principles of cognitive AI research emerge.

  9. Computing Workflows for Biologists: A Roadmap

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    Shade, Ashley; Teal, Tracy K.

    2015-01-01

    Extremely large datasets have become routine in biology. However, performing a computational analysis of a large dataset can be overwhelming, especially for novices. Here, we present a step-by-step guide to computing workflows with the biologist end-user in mind. Starting from a foundation of sound data management practices, we make specific recommendations on how to approach and perform computational analyses of large datasets, with a view to enabling sound, reproducible biological research.

  10. Virtual model test for a Francis turbine

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    Kurosawa, S.; Lim, S. M.; Enomoto, Y.

    2010-08-01

    High accuracy performance prediction method based on entire flow passage for a Francis turbine is presented. The performance is predicted by solving unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations combined with Reynolds- Stress model and Bubble two-phase flow model. The prediction accuracy was evaluated to compare with the model test results for three different specific speed turbines. By comparing the simulation results with model test results for efficiency characteristic, pressure fluctuation characteristic and cavitation characteristic, it was proved that numerical model test presented in this paper could predict important characteristics of Francis turbine with high accuracy not only quantitatively but also qualitatively. As a result, it was concluded that numerical model test is going to be a more realistic estimation tool for hydraulic performance of Francis turbine and hence contributes to cost reduction in the development of Francis turbine.

  11. Francis Crick, DNA, and the Central Dogma

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    Olby, Robert

    1970-01-01

    This essay describes how Francis Crick, ex-physicist, entered the field of biology and discovered the structure of DNA. Emphasis is upon the double helix, the sequence hypothesis, the central dogma, and the genetic code. (VW)

  12. Validation of Francis Water Turbine CFD Simulations

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    Čarija, Zoran; Mrša, Zoran; Fućak, Sanjin

    2008-01-01

    This paper compares data from calculated and measured results covering the whole operating range for a 20 MW Francis turbine in order to validate the CFD simulation. Computed hydraulic characteristics are determined for each analyzed operating point by running numerical simulations of turbulent fluid flow through a complete Francis Turbine model using the commercial fluid flow solver Fluent. The measured hydraulic characteristics were defined by on-site measurements according to the IEC41 int...

  13. Entropy for biologists an introduction to thermodynamics

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    Morowitz, Harold J

    2013-01-01

    Entropy for Biologists: An Introduction to Thermodynamics is an introductory book for people in the life sciences who wish to master the concepts of thermal physics without being forced to a degree and rate of symbol manipulation which is foreign to their patterns of thought. The book opens with a chapter on temperature, followed by separate chapters that discuss the concepts of energy, kinetic theory, total energy, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and probability and information theory. Subsequent chapters deal with statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics, free-ener

  14. Lessons from a great developmental biologist.

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    De Robertis, Edward M

    2014-07-01

    The announcement that Sir John Gurdon had been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology was received with great joy by developmental biologists. It was a very special occasion because of his total dedication to science and turning the Golden Rule of western civilization - love your neighbor as yourself - into a reality in our field. This essay attempts to explain how John became such a great scientific benefactor, and to review some of his discoveries that are less well known than the nuclear transplantation experiments. A few personal anecdotes are also included to illustrate the profound goodness of this unique man of science. PMID:25455202

  15. Lessons from a Great Developmental Biologist

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    De Robertis, Edward M.

    2014-01-01

    The announcement that Sir John Gurdon had been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology was received with great joy by developmental biologists. It was a very special occasion because of his total dedication to science and turning the Golden Rule of western civilization – love your neighbor as yourself – into a reality in our field. This essay attempts to explain how John became such a great scientific benefactor, and to review some of his discoveries that are less well known than the nuclear transplantation experiments. A few personal anecdotes are also included to illustrate the profound goodness of this unique man of science. PMID:25455202

  16. Accurate Determination of Volumetric and Mechanical Efficiencies and Leakage Behavior of Francis Turbine and Francis Pump-Turbine

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    Kurokawa, Junichi; Kitahora, Takaya

    1994-01-01

    In order to determine the volumetric and the mechanical efficiencies of Francis turbine and Francis pump-turbine, the flow in the front and the back spaces of a runner equipped with several thrust balancing devices, such as balancing pipes and balancing holes, is analyzed theoretically. The flow characteristics in sixteen types of model Francis turbine and twelve types of model Francis pump-turbine of different specific speed are calculated, and mechanical and volumetric efficiencies are expr...

  17. Jean Rostand, an anti-nuclear biologist

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    In the 70's, some scientists, like the French biologist Jean Rostand, were already militating in favour of solar-derived energy sources. One of his favored domain of thoughts was the one of relations between science, ethics and politics. Jean Rostand did not limit his writing work to biology but looked into the moral and political impacts of discoveries in the other scientific domains as well. From the 50's and during several years onward, he got strongly and deeply involved in a radical fight against the 'French atomic bomb'. He particularly stressed on the fact that 'the later we react, the harder will be the energy transition'. This book brings together his texts and conference talks against nuclear weapons and civil nuclear energy. From this compilation of documents, the author notices that, thirty five years later, these documents remain as topical as in the past, and that no energy reconversion has been undertaken by none of the successive French governments who remained under the double control of the petroleum and nuclear industry lobbies. This policy has led to limit the development of energy conservation and renewable energy sources and to increase the lateness of France in this domain with respect to other European countries

  18. FSI-analysis of a Francis turbine

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    Bergmann-Paulsen, Jonas

    2012-01-01

    Sediment erosion in Francis turbines is a big problem in hydropower plants in and around the Himalayas. The sediment composition in the rivers contains high levels of the hard mineral quarts. When the sediments enter the turbine they cause erosive damage to exposed parts such as covers, guide vanes and runner. The sediment concentration is at its highest during the monsoon period. During this period some turbines are stopped when the sediment consentration reaches certain levels to reduce the...

  19. The Don Bosco Story.

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    Galza, Ma. Lourdes LL.

    1985-01-01

    Describes the work of the Don Bosco Educational Association of the Philippines, which operates trade schools for boys. The article focuses on the Don Bosco College's engineering technology and general engineering science programs and the development of Industrial Technician Centers. Other programs operated by the Salesians are also described. (CT)

  20. Attributes of Biologists in Two-Year Colleges

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    Creager, Joan G.; Ehrle, Elwood B.

    1971-01-01

    Presents results of a questionnaire survey of sex, age, qualifications, work experience, teaching load, research and publication activities, professional society membership, and salaries of biologists employed in junior colleges in the United States. (AL)

  1. Nursing students' reflections on the Francis report.

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    Kaufman, Gerri; Kondo, Masako; Knowles, Chrissy; Langford, Catrin; Leigh, Rebecca; Lindsay, Kelly; Love, Katie

    2014-09-23

    This article explores nursing students' reflections on the criticisms of nursing highlighted in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry ( Francis 2013 ). Their reflections on the concerns identified in the report raise awareness of factors that are important in the delivery of compassionate patient-centred care. The media portrayal of nursing in the aftermath of the report and its implications for the nursing profession and nursing practice is considered, and the vital elements required to foster a culture of compassionate care within care environments are examined. PMID:25227385

  2. Design optimization method for Francis turbine

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    This paper presents a design optimization system coupled CFD. Optimization algorithm of the system employs particle swarm optimization (PSO). Blade shape design is carried out in one kind of NURBS curve defined by a series of control points. The system was applied for designing the stationary vanes and the runner of higher specific speed francis turbine. As the first step, single objective optimization was performed on stay vane profile, and second step was multi-objective optimization for runner in wide operating range. As a result, it was confirmed that the design system is useful for developing of hydro turbine

  3. Failure analysis of a Francis turbine runner

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    Frunzǎverde, D.; Muntean, S.; Mǎrginean, G.; Câmpian, V.; Marşavina, L.; Terzi, R.; Şerban, V.

    2010-08-01

    The variable demand on the energy market requires great flexibility in operating hydraulic turbines. Therefore, turbines are frequently operated over an extended range of regimes. Francis turbines operating at partial load present pressure fluctuations due to the vortex rope in the draft tube cone. This phenomenon generates strong vibrations and noise that may produce failures on the mechanical elements of the machine. This paper presents the failure analysis of a broken Francis turbine runner blade. The failure appeared some months after the welding repair work realized in situ on fatigue cracks initiated near to the trailing edge at the junction with the crown, where stress concentration occurs. In order to determine the causes that led to the fracture of the runner blade, the metallographic investigations on a sample obtained from the blade is carried out. The metallographic investigations included macroscopic and microscopic examinations, both performed with light and scanning electron microscopy, as well as EDX - analyses. These investigations led to the conclusion, that the cracking of the blade was caused by fatigue, initiated by the surface unevenness of the welding seam. The failure was accelerated by the hydrogen embrittlement of the filling material, which appeared as a consequence of improper welding conditions. In addition to the metallographic investigations, numerical computations with finite element analysis are performed in order to evaluate the deformation and stress distribution on blade.

  4. Assessing Attitude towards Religion: The Astley-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Theistic Faith

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    Astley, Jeff; Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy

    2012-01-01

    This study builds on the research tradition modelled by the Francis Scale of Attitude towards Christianity, the Katz-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Judaism, the Sahin-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Islam and the Santosh-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Hinduism to propose a generic instrument concerned with attitudes towards theistic faith.…

  5. Evaluation of RSI-induced stresses in Francis runners

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    Seidel, U.; Hübner, B.; Löfflad, J.; Faigle, P.

    2012-11-01

    Modern design of hydraulic turbines aims to achieve very high levels of efficiency and structural integrity in the environment of highly variable loading conditions. To combine those requirements, a profound knowledge of static and dynamic loads acting on hydraulic components is necessary. Dynamic loadings of Francis runners strongly depend on head range and required operating conditions. For higher head (low specific speed) Francis runners, the main dynamic loading is caused by Rotor-Stator Interaction (RSI). The knowledge of dynamic loads and stresses in Francis runners is often derived from strain gauge measurements and/or simulation of flow interacting with structural components. Reliable simulations of Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) are necessary to predict the dynamic behavior, especially in terms of hydrodynamic mass and damping properties. This contribution describes the equipment and procedure of strain gauge measurements in Francis prototype runners, including the challenges to overcome during such tests. It provides an overview of strain gauge test results for Francis runners in different head ranges and describes the characteristic differences depending on specific speed. Measurement data is compared with state of the art simulations of Francis runner dynamics to predict dynamic stresses caused by RSI. The contribution underlines the fact that a calibrated analysis procedure is the key to optimize the design of Francis runners.

  6. Francis Fukuyama ou La Chauve-souris

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    Ferri, Laurent

    2011-01-01

    Qui fait l’Oiseau ? C’est le plumage.Je suis Souris : vivent les Rats !La Fontaine, La Chauve-souris et les deux belettes This is a personal subject for me.America at the Crossroads, p. ix Francis Fukuyama compte aujourd’hui parmi les « intellectuels » les plus influents, c’est-à-dire les plus cités, consultés, invités, et commentés – du moins aux États-Unis. J’emploie « intellectuel » à la fois au sens large et au sens restreint. Au sens large, voire extensif, qui est le sien : pour « Fuku »...

  7. Francis Goyat kuuleb pühapäeval

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    2003-01-01

    Belgia kitarristist Francis Goyast, kontsertidest Pärnu kontserdimajas 19. nov., Tartus Vanemuise kontserdimajas 21.nov ja Tallinnas Estonia kontserdisaalis 23. nov., heliplaadist "Pleased to meet You, Mr. Valgre"

  8. FSI analysis of Francis turbines exposed to sediment erosion

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    Chitrakar, Sailesh

    2013-01-01

    Sediment erosion is one of the key challenges in hydraulic turbines from a design and maintenanceperspective in Himalayas and Andes. Past research works have shown that the optimization of theFrancis turbine runner blade shapes can decrease erosion by a signicant amount. This study conductedas a Master's Thesis has taken the proposed designs from past works and conducted a CFDanalysis on a single passage of a Francis runner blade to choose an optimized design in terms of erosionand eciency. S...

  9. RESEARCH AND DESIGN OF THE STRAFLO-FRANCIS TURBINE

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    2000-01-01

    A new type of hydraulic turbine and its design theory is presentedThis turbine has the advantages of the most widely used Francis turbine and Straflo tubine,has its own specific theoretical basis,compact structure,small volume,low cost and steady operationAnd it is convenient to be transported,installed and maintained,and has good hydraulic and cavitation performanceIt is named StrafloFrancis turbine

  10. Don Quixote. [Lesson Plan].

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    Rooks, Kristen

    Based on Miguel de Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Quixote's misperceptions are understandable; writers often describe one object to sound as if it were something else; and metaphors help readers see with new eyes. The main activity of the lesson involves students…

  11. HydroHillChart – Francis module. Software used to Calculate the Hill Chart of the Francis Hydraulic Turbines

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    Dorian Nedelcu; Adelina Bostan; Florin Peris-Bendu

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents the Hydro Hill Chart - Francis module application, used to calculate the hill chart of the Pelton, Francis and Kaplan hydraulic turbine models, by processing the data measured on the stand. After describing the interface and menu, the input data is graphically presented and the universal characteristic for measuring scenarios ao=const. and n11=const is calculated. Finally, the two calculated hill charts are compared through a graphical superimposition of t...

  12. HydroHillChart – Francis module. Software used to Calculate the Hill Chart of the Francis Hydraulic Turbines

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    Dorian Nedelcu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the Hydro Hill Chart - Francis module application, used to calculate the hill chart of the Pelton, Francis and Kaplan hydraulic turbine models, by processing the data measured on the stand. After describing the interface and menu, the input data is graphically presented and the universal characteristic for measuring scenarios ao=const. and n11=const is calculated. Finally, the two calculated hill charts are compared through a graphical superimposition of the isolines.

  13. Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    Edward F. Redish; Hammer, David

    2008-01-01

    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (UMd-PERG) carried out a five-year research project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics. This class is one of the Maryland Physics Department's large service courses, serving primarily life-science majors. After consultation with biologists, we re-focused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically -- to build coherence, think in terms of mechanism, and to follow the implic...

  14. The descent of language. A conversation between two jobless biologists

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    Giovanni D'Angelo; Parashuraman Seetharaman

    2013-01-01

    Seen from the perspective of a biologist, the issue of the origin of language contains an inherent ambiguity. On the one hand, one might think to explore the cognitive features or even the anatomical structures related to communication through the peculiar medium called verbal language, a characteristic property emergent among the Homo sapiens. On the other hand, if one decides to restrict oneself to the formal definition of language as a system of signs for encoding information, then, the...

  15. 78 FR 8683 - Environmental Impact Statement: Theodore Francis Green Airport, Warwick, RI

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    2013-02-06

    ... Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Re-evaluation has been prepared for Theodore Francis Green Airport, Warwick, Rhode Island. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Environmental Program Manager, Federal... Federal Aviation Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Theodore Francis Green Airport,...

  16. The UCSC Genome Browser: What Every Molecular Biologist Should Know

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    Mangan, Mary E.; Williams, Jennifer M.; Kuhn, Robert M.; Lathe, Warren C.

    2016-01-01

    Electronic data resources can enable molecular biologists to query and display many useful features that make benchwork more efficient and drive new discoveries. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a wealth of data and tools that advance one’s understanding of genomic context for many species, enable detailed understanding of data, and provide the ability to interrogate regions of interest. Researchers can also supplement the standard display with their own data to query and share with others. Effective use of these resources has become crucial to biological research today, and this unit describes some practical applications of the UCSC Genome Browser. PMID:19816931

  17. Modeling of the dynamic response of a Francis turbine

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    Pennacchi, Paolo; Chatterton, Steven; Vania, Andrea

    2012-05-01

    The paper presents a detailed numerical model of the dynamic behaviour of a Francis turbine installed in a hydroelectric plant. The model considers in detail the Francis turbine with all the electromechanical subsystems, such as the main speed governor, the controller and the servo actuator of the turbine distributor, and the electrical generator. In particular, it reproduces the effects of pipeline elasticity in the penstock, the water inertia and the water compressibility on the turbine behaviour. The dynamics of the surge tank on low frequency pressure waves is also modelled together with the main governor speed loop and the position controllers of the distributor actuator and of the hydraulic electrovalve. Model validation has been made by means of experimental data of a 75 MW—470 m hydraulic head—Francis turbine acquired during some starting tests after a partial revamping, which also involved the control system of the distributor.

  18. Impact of startup scheme on Francis runner life expectancy

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    Francis runners are subject to complex dynamic forces which might lead to eventual blade cracking and the need for corrective measure. Damage due to cracks in runner blades are usually not a safety issues but might generate unexpected down time and high repair cost. Avoiding the main damaging operating conditions is often the only option left to plant operators to maximize the life expectancy of their runner. The startup scheme is one of the available parameter which is controlled by the end user and could be used to minimize the damage induced to the runner. In this study, two startup schemes have been used to investigate life expectancy of Francis runner using in situ measurements. The results obtained show that the induced damage during the startup event could be significantly reduced with change to the startup scheme. In our opinion, an optimization of the startup scheme with regard to fatigue damage could extend significantly the life expectancy and the reliability of Francis runner.

  19. The life of Francis of Assisi : is Franciscanism relevant today? / James Scott

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    Scott, James

    2002-01-01

    Francis of Assisi is a much-loved saint whose followers come from different backgrounds and who are inspired to live the Gospel life. Francis' story is obscure but this dissertation seeks to understand Francis' life and examines his influence through the lives of others amongst whom are: - Mother Theresa of Calcutta; - Anthony of Padua; - Padre Pio; - Maximilian Kolbe; - Charles de Foucauld; and - John Bradburne. Francis' vision was unambiguous and it challenges ...

  20. Numerical Study of a High Head Francis Turbine with Measurements from the Francis-99 Project

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    Wallimann, H.; Neubauer, R.

    2015-01-01

    For the Francis-99 project initiated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway) and the Luleå University of Technology (LTU, Sweden) numerical flow simulation has been performed and the results compared to experimentally obtained data. The full machine including spiral casing, stay vanes, guide vanes, runner and draft tube was simulated transient for three operating points defined by the Francis-99 organisers. Two sets of results were created with differing time steps. Additionally, a reduced domain was simulated in a stationary manner to create a complete cut along constant prototype head and constant prototype discharge. The efficiency values and shape of the curves have been investigated and compared to the experimental data. Special attention has been given to rotor stator interaction (RSI). Signals from several probes and their counterpart in the simulation have been processed to evaluate the pressure fluctuations occurring due to the RSI. The direct comparison of the hydraulic efficiency obtained by the full machine simulation compared to the experimental data showed no improvement when using a 1° time step compared to a coarser 2° time step. At the BEP the 2° time step even showed a slightly better result with an absolute deviation 1.08% compared with 1.24% for the 1° time step. At the other two operating points the simulation results were practically identical but fell short of predicting the measured values. The RSI evaluation was done using the results of the 2° time step simulation, which proved to be an adequate setting to reproduce pressure signals with peaks at the correct frequencies. The simulation results showed the highest amplitudes in the vaneless space at the BEP operating point at a location different from the probe measurements available. This implies that not only the radial distance, but the shape of the vaneless space influences the RSI.

  1. Mimesis in Don Quixote

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    Giselle von der Walde

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Frente a argumentos tomados de las poéticas neoaristotélicas que esgrime el canónigo para condenar los libros de caballerías, don Quijote pretende mostrar con su propio ejemplo, que ese tipo de lecturas no llevan a la locura ni al abandono de sí mismo, sino que, por el contrario, sacan lo mejor de la naturaleza de un individuo y lo hacen mejor persona. Este es el único tipo de imitación que Platón acepta en la República, pues más que un remedo o una suplantación, implica emulación. Este escrito se propone mirar, a partir del diálogo con el canónigo de Toledo (I, 49-50, cómo en sus conductas miméticas desde el comienzo de la obra, don Quijote entiende la imitación como emulación; en consecuencia se intenta demostrar que el efecto de la literatura en el caballero manchego parece ser el tipo de mimesis que Platón acepta en el libro III de la República.Abstract:Don Quijote demonstrates with the example of his own life the error made by the Canon of Toledo when the latter uses the arguments of the neo-Aristotelian poets to condemn the novels of chivalric romance. Quijote tries to show that reading the chivalric romances leads to neither madness nor the abandonment of the self, but, on the contrary, brings out the best in a person’s nature, and makes one a better person. This is the only type of imitation that Plato accepts in the Republic, because, unlike the mere copying of a person, or the substitution of one person for another, it implies a type of emulation. Starting with the dialogue of the Canon of Toledo (I, 49-50, this paper shows how, in his mimetic behavior, Don Quijote understands imitation as emulation. As a result, the paper shows that the effect of literature on the gentleman from La Mancha is the type of mimesis of which Plato approves in book III of the Republic.

  2. Study of Sediment Erosion in Guide Vanes of Francis Turbine - Studier av sedimenter erosjon i ledeskovler av Francis turbin

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    Haugvaldstad, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Sediment erosion wear of Francis turbines is a big problem for power plants near the Himalayas and the Andes Mountains. The turbine components must be maintained often, resulting in reduction of power production and high maintenance cost. To understand the erosion problem better it is of high interest to study the flow around the guide vanes of a Francis turbine. A test rig which will give the opportunity to study this flow is being designed, and will be used for experimental test at the ...

  3. Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines

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    Lewis, B. J.; Cimbala, J. M.; Wouden, A. M.

    2014-03-01

    The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95% efficiency.

  4. Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines

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    The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95% efficiency

  5. Pope Francis and the challenges of inter-civilization diplomacy

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    BORIS VUKIĆEVIĆ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This article addresses the role of Pope Francis in the interfaith and inter-civilization dialogue of the Holy See. Specifically, it analyses the main aspects of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Russia, China, Islamic countries and Israel, and provides perspectives on the inter-civilization diplomacy of the Holy See during the current pontificate.

  6. Scientific Cousins: The Relationship between Charles Darwin and Francis Galton

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    Fancher, Raymond E.

    2009-01-01

    This article traces the personal as well as the intellectual and scientific relationship between Charles Darwin and his younger half-cousin Francis Galton. Although they had been on friendly terms as young men, and Darwin had in some ways been a role model for Galton, the two did not share major scientific interests until after the publication of…

  7. A Biologist's Field Guide to Multiplexed Quantitative Proteomics.

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    Bakalarski, Corey E; Kirkpatrick, Donald S

    2016-05-01

    High-throughput genomic and proteomic studies have generated near-comprehensive catalogs of biological constituents within many model systems. Nevertheless, static catalogs are often insufficient to fully describe the dynamic processes that drive biology. Quantitative proteomic techniques address this need by providing insight into closely related biological states such as the stages of a therapeutic response or cellular differentiation. The maturation of quantitative proteomics in recent years has brought about a variety of technologies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. It can be difficult for those unfamiliar with this evolving landscape to match the experiment at hand with the best tool for the job. Here, we outline quantitative methods for proteomic mass spectrometry and discuss their benefits and weaknesses from the perspective of the biologist aiming to generate meaningful data and address mechanistic questions. PMID:26873251

  8. Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    2008-01-01

    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (UMd-PERG) carried out a five-year research project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics. This class is one of the Maryland Physics Department's large service courses, serving primarily life-science majors. After consultation with biologists, we re-focused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically -- to build coherence, think in terms of mechanism, and to follow the implications of assumptions. We designed the course to tap into students' productive conceptual and epistemological resources, based on a theoretical framework from research on learning. The reformed class retains its traditional structure in terms of time and instructional personnel, but we modified existing best-practices curricular materials, including Peer Instruction, Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, and Tutorials. We provided class-controlled spaces for student collaboration, which allowed us to observe and record stud...

  9. Don't panic

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    Harris, Margaret

    2009-06-01

    "Don't panic" is a simple piece of advice, one that usually applies equally well to job-hunting, avoiding pandemic flu or, like the hapless Arthur Dent in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy stories, wandering the universe in search of a decent cup of tea. Yet some statistics emerging from the current job market are undeniably alarming. Postings on the recruitment website Milkround.com, which advertises jobs and internships for recent graduates, are down by about 20% compared with this time last year, while a survey earlier this year by High Fliers, a Londonbased research firm, found that top UK employers plan to recruit 17% fewer graduates this year than in 2008. In the same study, half of the 1017 final-year students surveyed believed they would have to take "any graduate job" they were offered, regardless of their interest in the company, and a whopping 91% thought competition for vacancies would be tougher than last year.

  10. The Don'ts and Don'ts of Teaching

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    Rubinstein, Gary

    2012-01-01

    Gary Rubinstein doesn't buy the adage that rules--for students or for teachers--must be stated positively, without don'ts or nots. So he lists 10 rules for things teachers must not do in their first years. Tops on his list is "Don't try to teach too much in one day," which Rubinstein says is a common mis-step because teacher preparation programs,…

  11. A chemist and biologist talk to each other about caged neurotransmitters

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    2013-01-01

    Caged compounds are small organic molecules that can be photoactivated with brief pulses of light. They are widely used to study a great variety of biological processes by physiologists, cell biologists and neuroscientists. Initially made and invented by biologists in the late 1970s, they are now made mostly by chemists, often without any dialogue with the end users, the biologists. The idea for this review is to stimulate interaction between the two communities to further the creative develo...

  12. Experimental and Numerical Studies of a High-Head Francis Turbine: A Review of the Francis-99 Test Case

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic turbines are widely used to meet real-time electricity demands. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD techniques have played an important role in the design and development of such turbines. The simulation of a complete turbine requires substantial computational resources. A specific approach that is applied to investigate the flow field of one turbine may not work for another turbine. A series of Francis-99 workshops have been planned to discuss and explore the CFD techniques applied within the field of hydropower with application to high-head Francis turbines. The first workshop was held in December 2014 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. The steady-state measurements were conducted on a model Francis turbine. Three operating points, part load, best efficiency point, and high load, were investigated. The complete geometry, meshing, and experimental data concerning the hydraulic efficiency, pressure, and velocity were provided to the academic and industrial research groups. Various researchers have conducted extensive numerical studies on the high-head Francis turbine, and the obtained results were presented during the workshop. This paper discusses the presented numerical results and the important outcome of the extensive numerical studies on the Francis turbine. The use of a wall function assuming equilibrium between the production and dissipation of turbulence is widely used in the simulation of hydraulic turbines. The boundary layer of hydraulic turbines is not fully developed because of the continuously-changing geometry and large pressure gradients. There is a need to develop wall functions that enable the estimation of viscous losses under boundary development for accurate simulations. Improved simulations and results enable reliable estimation of the blade loading. Numerical investigations on leakage flow through the labyrinth seals were conducted. The volumetric efficiency and losses in the seals were

  13. "Tihhi Don" - za i protiv

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    Võrdluses on Mihhail Sholohhovi raamatu "Vaikne Don" kaks ekraniseeringut : Sergei Gerassimovi (1975) ja Sergei Bondartshuki (1991) oma. Võrreldakse peaosatäitjaid, meenutatakse huvitavaid fakte filmivõtetelt. Katkend Elina Bõstritskaja mälestusteraamatust

  14. Vaikne Don : [luuletused] / Mart Kangur

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    2004-01-01

    Sisu: Vaikne Don ; "Imelik, kui kerge on hakata armastama neid ..." ; "Laud otsekui tool ..." ; "Raamat on monument ..." ; "Nägu on liiga tühi ..." ; "Mida teeb Buddha pärast virgumist? Peseb hambaid ..."

  15. Pregnant? Don't Smoke!

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    ... What's this? Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Pregnant? Don't Smoke! Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend ... problems. The Good News Quitting smoking before getting pregnant is best. But for women who are already ...

  16. CFD Aided Design and Optimization of Francis Turbine Runners

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    Ayancik, Fatma; Demirel, Gizem; Celebioglu, Kutay; Acar, Erdem; Aradag, Selin; ETU Hydro Research Center Team

    2014-11-01

    Francis turbines are commonly used for hydroelectric power plants with their wide range of flow rate and head values. They are composed of five main components and they generate energy with the help of the runner connected to the generator. Therefore, runner is the most important part of a Francis turbine. All components of turbines are linked and they are designed to maximize the turbine efficiency. The dimensions of the runner vary depending on the design discharge, head and the speed of the rotor of the generators. In this study, a design methodology is developed to design turbine runners with the help of computational fluid dynamics and is applied to the runner design of three different hydroelectric power plant turbines. Multi objective design optimization is also performed and the response surfaces are investigated to obtain maximum turbine efficiency and cavitation free design. This study is financially supported by Turkish Ministry of Development.

  17. Design optimization of a high specific speed Francis turbine runner

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    Enomoto, Y.; Kurosawa, S.; Kawajiri, H.

    2012-11-01

    Francis turbine is used in many hydroelectric power stations. This paper presents the development of hydraulic performance in a high specific speed Francis turbine runner. In order to achieve the improvements of turbine efficiency throughout a wide operating range, a new runner design method which combines the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and a multi objective optimization method with an existing design system was applied in this study. The validity of the new design system was evaluated by model performance tests. As the results, it was confirmed that the optimized runner presented higher efficiency compared with an originally designed runner. Besides optimization of runner, instability vibration which occurred at high part load operating condition was investigated by model test and gas-liquid two-phase flow analysis. As the results, it was confirmed that the instability vibration was caused by oval cross section whirl which was caused by recirculation flow near runner cone wall.

  18. ANALYSIS AND ESTIMATION OF HYDRAULIC STABILITY OF FRANCIS HYDRO TURBINE

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    2004-01-01

    With the development of large-capacity hydro turbines, the hydraulic instability of bydro turbines has become one of the most important problems that affect the stable operation of the hydro-electric units. The hydraulic vibration and unstable operation of Francis hydro turbines are primarily caused by the unsteady pressure pulsations inside draft tubes.The forced rotating vortex core at the runner exit and the channel vortices inside Francis turbine runners are origins of the unsteady pressure pulsations when operating at partial load. This paper briefly analyzes the hydraulic instability of operation caused by the vortex core and channel vortices at partial load, then, presents a way to estimate the hydraulic stability by calculation of the flow behavior at the runner exit.The validity of estimation is examined by comparison with experimental data. This will be helpful to evaluate the alternative design and predict the hydraulic stability for both the prototype and model hydro turbines.

  19. Simulations of Steady Cavitating Flow in a Small Francis Turbine

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    Laouari, Ahmed; Ghenaiet, Adel

    2016-01-01

    The turbulent flow through a small horizontal Francis turbine is solved by means of Ansys-CFX at different operating points, with the determination of the hydrodynamic performance and the best efficiency point. The flow structures at different regimes reveal a large flow eddy in the runner and a swirl in the draft tube. The use of the mixture model for the cavity/liquid two-phase flow allowed studying the influence of cavitation on the hydrodynamic performance and revealed cavitation pockets ...

  20. CFD APPROACH FOR FLOW CHARACTERISTICS OF HYDRAULIC FRANCIS TURBINE

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    RUCHI KHARE,; DR. VISHNU PRASAD,; RUCHI KHARE, DR. VISHNU PRASAD,

    2010-01-01

    With the growth of computational mechanics, the virtual hydraulic machines are becoming more and more realistic to get minor details of the flow, which are not possible in model testing. In present work, 3D turbulent real flow analyses in hydraulic Francis turbine have been carried out at three guide vane opening and different rotation speed using Ansys CFX computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The average values of flow parameters like velocities and flow angles at the inlet and outle...

  1. Francis Bacon’s Qualification As A Principal Empiricist Philosopher

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    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to determine if there is any basis for regarding FrancisBacon as a principal empiricist philosopher. This involves effort to determine whatconstitutes, in essence, the qualities of a principal empiricist philosopher. Are thereany criteria that qualify one as a principal empiricist philosopher? Proceeding with thisinquiry, our paper examines, on the one hand, the views of those who argue in defenceof Bacon’s qualification as a principal empiricist philosopher. Here...

  2. Francis Bacons Qualification As A Principal Empiricist Philosopher

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    Ochulor, Chinenye Leo

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to determine if there is any basis for regarding Francis Bacon as a principal empiricist philosopher. This involves effort to determine what constitutes, in essence, the qualities of a principal empiricist philosopher. Are there any criteria that qualify one as a principal empiricist philosopher? Proceeding with this inquiry, our paper examines, on the one hand, the views of those who argue in defence of Bacon’s qualification as a principal empiricist philosopher....

  3. Francis Galton's Account of the Invention of Correlation

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    Stigler, Stephen M.

    1989-01-01

    Francis Galton's invention of correlation dates from late in the year 1888, and it arose when he recognized a common thread in three different scientific problems he was studying. Galton's own 1890 account of the moment of discovery is discussed and contrasted with Karl Pearson's widely known association of correlation with a retreat into a recess at Naworth Castle. The circumstances that led Galton to write the account are reviewed.

  4. Francis Bacon: The Real's Brutality. The Figure and the Other

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Getting in front of painting by Francis Bacon touches you deeply. I’m talking about aesthetics, sensations: resounding flow that strikes abruptly, making futile any search for meaning. Francis Bacon circumvents the figurative, the meaning, he aims to the figural: to feelings, not words. Beauty, in his paintings, shows itself in the peaceful union of the positive and of its contrary; if the negative wasn’t there, though, his paintings wouldn’t exude such a brutal sense of reality. This essay investigates the figure of Francis Bacon and the spectator – the Other – as he tries to confront the painting. Bacon will be analysed using a purely phenomenological approach, with references that range from Merleau-Ponty to Martin Heidegger; the meeting-collision between the spectator and the painting, instead, will be examined taking inspiration from the Winnicott’s thesis on the relationship between Bacon and mirrors in the painter’s childhood. In order to take distance from Winnicott’s psychoanalytical approach, this essay will focus on the relationship between spectator and painting from a more anthropological point of view. 

  5. Creating a private association: the St. Francis experience.

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    Schroeder, R; Mansfield, J I

    1986-09-01

    The group of laypersons who founded St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN, in 1971 were dedicated to upholding Catholic values in health care yet often were questioned about the origins of their "Catholic" identity. "How can a hospital that is not owned by the diocese or sponsored by a religious institute call itself Catholic?" they were asked. The answer, St. Francis found, lies in the revised Code of Canon Law, which provides for a group of laypersons such as theirs to form a private association of the Christian faithful, be officially recognized by the Church, and receive canonical status. A participant in the pilot project through which CHA is studying the feasibility of alternative forms of sponsorship, St. Francis has worked closely with CHA in developing the private association's statutes and coordinating with the bishop provisions for evaluation of its stewardship. According to the statutes, the private association will monitor the hospital's adherence to Church values, and the bishop, serving in a pastoral capacity, will with CHA's assistance assess the association's effectiveness in carrying out its mission. PMID:10277623

  6. Darryl Francis and the making of monetary policy, 1966-1975

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    R. W. Hafer; David C. Wheelock

    2003-01-01

    Darryl Francis was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1966 to 1975. Throughout those years he was a leading critic of U.S. monetary policy. Francis argued in policy meetings and public venues that monetary policy should focus on maintaining a stable price level. In contrast, most policy- makers at the time believed it possible to exploit a trade-off between unemployment and inflation. While Francis attributed inflation directly to excessive growth of the money stock, othe...

  7. Experimental and Numerical Studies of a High-Head Francis Turbine: A Review of the Francis-99 Test Case

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    Chirag Trivedi; Michel J. Cervantes; Ole G. Dahlhaug

    2016-01-01

    Hydraulic turbines are widely used to meet real-time electricity demands. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) techniques have played an important role in the design and development of such turbines. The simulation of a complete turbine requires substantial computational resources. A specific approach that is applied to investigate the flow field of one turbine may not work for another turbine. A series of Francis-99 workshops have been planned to discuss and explore the CFD techniques applied w...

  8. Of the Helmholtz Club, South-Californian seedbed for visual and cognitive neuroscience, and its patron Francis Crick.

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    Aicardi, Christine

    2014-03-01

    Taking up the view that semi-institutional gatherings such as clubs, societies, research schools, have been instrumental in creating sheltered spaces from which many a 20th-century project-driven interdisciplinary research programme could develop and become established within the institutions of science, the paper explores the history of one such gathering from its inception in the early 1980s into the 2000s, the Helmholtz Club, which brought together scientists from such various research fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychophysics, computer science and engineering, who all had an interest in the study of the visual system and of higher cognitive functions relying on visual perception such as visual consciousness. It argues that British molecular biologist turned South Californian neuroscientist Francis Crick had an early and lasting influence over the Helmholtz Club of which he was a founding pillar, and that from its inception, the club served as a constitutive element in his long-term plans for a neuroscience of vision and of cognition. Further, it argues that in this role, the Helmholtz Club served many purposes, the primary of which was to be a social forum for interdisciplinary discussion, where 'discussion' was not mere talk but was imbued with an epistemic value and as such, carefully cultivated. Finally, it questions what counts as 'doing science' and in turn, definitions of success and failure-and provides some material evidence towards re-appraising the successfulness of Crick's contribution to the neurosciences. PMID:24384229

  9. Odgajajmo s don Boscovim srcem

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    Chávez Villanueva, Pascual

    2008-01-01

    Don Bosco svojim životnim primjerom kao odgajatelj pokazuje kako je uspješan odgoj ujedno i kvalitetan odgoj. On je svugdje i na svakom mjestu bio odgajatelj. Za dobar odgoj potrebni su: dobar odgajatelj, dobro odgojno ozračje, dobar odgojni program i dobro odgojno iskustvo. Don Boscovo mjerilo u odgoju je razvoj pozitivnog poticaja odnosno pozitivne želje koji postoje u svakom mladom čovjeku. To uključuje i povezanost s kulturnom baštinom i ponudu iskustva vjere. Odgajanika se uključuje u dr...

  10. Rejoice in the hubris: useful things biologists could do for physicists

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    Austin, Robert H.

    2014-10-01

    Political correctness urges us to state how wonderful it is to work with biologists and how, just as the lion will someday lie down with the lamb, so will interdisciplinary work, where biologists and physicists are mixed together in light, airy buildings designed to force socialization, give rise to wonderful new science. But it has been said that the only drive in human nature stronger than the sex drive is the drive to censor and suppress, and so I claim that it is OK for physicists and biologists to maintain a wary distance from each other, so that neither one censors or suppresses the wild ideas of the other.

  11. Career Choices by Biologists: A Case Study of Destinations of Graduates in Marine Biology and Zoology, 1986-1998.

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    Gill, Margaret E.; Golding, David W.

    2001-01-01

    Reports on a study tracking marine biologists' and zoologists' employment status between the years of 1986 and 1998. Suggests that despite the increase in university class sizes, able and well-trained biologists enjoy good career prospects. (Author/YDS)

  12. Design of large Francis turbine using optimal methods

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    Flores, E.; Bornard, L.; Tomas, L.; Liu, J.; Couston, M.

    2012-11-01

    Among a high number of Francis turbine references all over the world, covering the whole market range of heads, Alstom has especially been involved in the development and equipment of the largest power plants in the world : Three Gorges (China -32×767 MW - 61 to 113 m), Itaipu (Brazil- 20x750 MW - 98.7m to 127m) and Xiangjiaba (China - 8x812 MW - 82.5m to 113.6m - in erection). Many new projects are under study to equip new power plants with Francis turbines in order to answer an increasing demand of renewable energy. In this context, Alstom Hydro is carrying out many developments to answer those needs, especially for jumbo units such the planned 1GW type units in China. The turbine design for such units requires specific care by using the state of the art in computation methods and the latest technologies in model testing as well as the maximum feedback from operation of Jumbo plants already in operation. We present in this paper how a large Francis turbine can be designed using specific design methods, including the global and local optimization methods. The design of the spiral case, the tandem cascade profiles, the runner and the draft tube are designed with optimization loops involving a blade design tool, an automatic meshing software and a Navier-Stokes solver, piloted by a genetic algorithm. These automated optimization methods, presented in different papers over the last decade, are nowadays widely used, thanks to the growing computation capacity of the HPC clusters: the intensive use of such optimization methods at the turbine design stage allows to reach very high level of performances, while the hydraulic flow characteristics are carefully studied over the whole water passage to avoid any unexpected hydraulic phenomena.

  13. Braeuner (Gabriel), Lichtlé (Francis), Dictionnaire historique de Colmar

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    Bischoff, Georges

    2012-01-01

    Felix Colmar ! Après la Topographie du Vieux Colmar, traduction fortement enrichie et remarquablement bien illustrée du livre classique d’Auguste Scherlen (1996), l’Association pour la Restauration des édifices historiques de Colmar nous offre ce Dictionnaire historique de Colmar qui est le fruit d’une amitié trentenaire entre Gabriel Braeuner et Francis Lichtlé. Ne boudons pas notre plaisir : c’est l’exemple même de ce qu’on est en droit d’attendre pour toutes les villes d’une certaine impor...

  14. Expanding operation ranges using active flow control in Francis turbines

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    Adolfsson, Sebastian

    2014-01-01

    This report contains an investigation of fluid injection techniques used in the purpose of reducing deleterious flow effects occurring in the draft tube of Francis turbines when operating outside nominal load. There is a focus on implement ability at Jämtkrafts hydroelectric power plants and two power plants were investigated, located in series with each other named Lövhöjden and Ålviken. The only profitable scenario found with some degree of certainty was an increase in the operating range u...

  15. Transient CFD simulation of a Francis turbine startup

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    Nicolle, J.; Morissette, J. F.; Giroux, A. M.

    2012-11-01

    To assess the life expectancy of hydraulic turbines, it is essential to obtain the loading on the blades, especially during transient operations known to be the most damaging. This paper presents a simplified CFD setup to model the startup phase of a Francis turbine while it goes from rest to speed no-load condition. The fluid domain included one distributor sector coupled with one runner passage. The guide vane motion and change in the angular velocity were included in a commercial code with user functions. Comparisons between numerical results and measurements acquired on a full-size turbine showed that most of the flow physics occurring during startup were captured.

  16. CFD APPROACH FOR FLOW CHARACTERISTICS OF HYDRAULIC FRANCIS TURBINE

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    RUCHI KHARE,

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available With the growth of computational mechanics, the virtual hydraulic machines are becoming more and more realistic to get minor details of the flow, which are not possible in model testing. In present work, 3D turbulent real flow analyses in hydraulic Francis turbine have been carried out at three guide vane opening and different rotation speed using Ansys CFX computational fluid dynamics (CFD software. The average values of flow parameters like velocities and flow angles at the inlet and outlet of runner, guide vane and stay vane of turbine are computed to derive flow characteristics.

  17. Making isotopes matter : Francis Aston and the mass-spectrograph

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    Hughes, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    Francis Aston «discovered» the isotopes of the light elements at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1919 using his newly devised mass-spectrograph. With this device, a modification of the apparatus he had used as J.J. Thomson’s lab assistant before the war, Aston was surprised to find that he could elicit isotopes for many of the elements. This work was contested, but Rutherford, recently appointed to head the Cavendish, was a strong supporter of Aston’s work, not least because it supported his emer...

  18. Adam Smith e Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: uma crítica do utilitarismo [Adam Smith and Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: a criticism to utilitarianism

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    Solange Regina Marin; André Marzulo Quintana

    2011-01-01

    We suggest, in this paper, the investigation of Adam Smith and Francis Ysidro Edgeworth's utilitarianism conceptions. Both conceptions were used in order to develop Economics as science. However, they presented the limitations of the economic theory, which boundaries recommended.

  19. LDA measurements in the Francis-99 draft tube cone

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    Velocity measurements were performed in the draft tube cone of a 1:5.1 scaled model of the Tokke hydropower plant, Norway; also known as the Francis-99 model. Results from the laser Doppler anemometry measurements undertaken at three operating points will be used as validation data for an upcoming workshop on the state of the art of Francis turbine numerical simulation. With the turbine operating at the best efficiency point, a sensitivity analysis of the flow parameters head, flow rate and runner rotational speed shows that the effects on the dimensionless velocity profiles are small as long as nED and QED are held constant. The results indicate a well-functioning turbine at the best efficiency point and high load. At the part load operating point, a vortex breakdown occurs which distorts the velocity profiles and significantly lowers the turbine's hydraulic efficiency. Frequency spectrums of each LDA signal at part load reveals a peak which is asynchronous to that of the runner angular speed. The peaks might be related to the precession of a rotating vortex rope but the characteristics of the LDA signals are different compared to previous studies involving rotating vortex ropes

  20. LDA measurements in the Francis-99 draft tube cone

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    Sundstrom, L. R. J.; Amiri, K.; Bergan, C.; Cervantes, M. J.; Dahlhaug, O. G.

    2014-03-01

    Velocity measurements were performed in the draft tube cone of a 1:5.1 scaled model of the Tokke hydropower plant, Norway; also known as the Francis-99 model. Results from the laser Doppler anemometry measurements undertaken at three operating points will be used as validation data for an upcoming workshop on the state of the art of Francis turbine numerical simulation. With the turbine operating at the best efficiency point, a sensitivity analysis of the flow parameters head, flow rate and runner rotational speed shows that the effects on the dimensionless velocity profiles are small as long as nED and QED are held constant. The results indicate a well-functioning turbine at the best efficiency point and high load. At the part load operating point, a vortex breakdown occurs which distorts the velocity profiles and significantly lowers the turbine's hydraulic efficiency. Frequency spectrums of each LDA signal at part load reveals a peak which is asynchronous to that of the runner angular speed. The peaks might be related to the precession of a rotating vortex rope but the characteristics of the LDA signals are different compared to previous studies involving rotating vortex ropes.

  1. The green roof dilemma - discussion of Francis and Lorimer (2011).

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    Henry, Alexandre; Frascaria-Lacoste, Nathalie

    2012-08-15

    Urban ecosystems are the most complex mosaics of vegetative land cover that can be found. In a recent paper, Francis and Lorimer (2011) evaluated the reconciliation potential of living roofs and walls. For these authors, these two techniques for habitat improvement have strong potential for urban reconciliation ecology. However they have some ecological and societal limitations such as the physical extreme environmental characteristics, the monetary investment and the cultural perceptions of urban nature. We are interested in their results and support their conclusions. However, for a considerable time, green roofs have been designed to provide urban greenery for buildings and the green roof market has only focused on extensive roof at a restricted scale within cities. Thus, we have strong doubts about the relevance of their use as possible integrated elements of the network. Furthermore, without dynamic progress in research and the implementation of well-thought-out policies, what will be the real capital gain from green roofs with respect to land-use complementation in cities? If we agree with Francis and Lorimer (2011) considering that urban reconciliation ecology between nature and citizens is a current major challenge, then "adaptive collaborative management" is a fundamental requirement. PMID:22484659

  2. Analysis of low-frequency pulsations in Francis turbines

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    Fay, A A, E-mail: arpad.fay@t-online.h [Department of Fluid and Heat Engineering, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, H - 3515 (Hungary)

    2010-08-15

    The power pulsations of Francis turbines are discussed which occur regularly at part load but sometimes even at full load. The main tool of the analysis is the torque equation of Francis runners which has been derived from basic mechanics neglecting only very small effects. The various potential pulsation sources are grouped according to their places of origin, namely those occurring (i) in the inlet flow path (rotor-stator interaction) (ii) at the runner (interblade vortices, rotating stall) and (iii) in the draft tube (spiraling vortex flow). Their effects are discussed assuming certain ideal symmetrical velocity distributions. The main theoretical conclusions are: (1) The shaft torque pulsations may be determined from the turbulent velocity field. (2) In case of steady quasi-axisymmetric inflow the main pulsation source does not belong to group (i). (3) Of the pulsation sources (ii) and (iii) one is self-excited while the other is forced. (4) If the discharge is constant and the draft tube vortex rotates uniformly, then (iii) cannot affect the shaft torque. (5) If (iii) is the main source of the torque pulsations then discharge fluctuation must appear. (6) If the discharge pulsation is too small then either (ii) is the main source, or essential interactions of (ii) and (iii) may be expected. Thus, the torque equation is seen as a powerful tool of the analysis, and for future research attention is focused to the discharge pulsation.

  3. Effect of Guide Vane Clearance Gap on Francis Turbine Performance

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    Ravi Koirala

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Francis turbine guide vanes have pivoted support with external control mechanism, for conversion of pressure to kinetic energy and to direct them to runner vanes. This movement along the support is dependent on variation of load and flow (operating conditions. Small clearance gaps between facing plates and the upper and lower guide vane tips are available to aid this movement, through which leakage flow occurs. This secondary flow disturbs the main flow stream, resulting performance loss. Additionally, these increased horseshoe vortex, in presence of sand, when crosses through the gaps, both the surfaces are eroded. This causes further serious effect on performance and structural property by increasing gaps. This paper discusses the observation of the severity in hydropower plants and effect of clearance gaps on general performance of the Francis turbine through computational methods. It also relates the primary result with the empirical relation for leakage flow prediction. Additionally, a possible method to computationally estimate thickness depletion has also been presented. With increasing clearance gap, leakage increases, which lowers energy conversion and turbine efficiency along with larger secondary vortex.

  4. Don Ross, Philosophy of Economics

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    Claveau, François

    2016-01-01

    A possible misunderstanding must be addressed at the outset. In this book, Don Ross offers his philosophy of economics, not a survey of an area of contemporary philosophy that is conventionally referred to as philosophy of economics. Ross is explicit about that (Author’s preface, x). In consequence, the book is an outlier as a title in the series Palgrave Philosophy Today, a series “meant to help all philosophers, established and aspiring, to understand, appreciate and engage with the intrica...

  5. Experimental vibration level analysis of a Francis turbine

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    Bucur, D. M.; Dunca, G.; Cǎlinoiu, C.

    2012-11-01

    In this study the vibration level of a Francis turbine is investigated by experimental work in site. Measurements are carried out for different power output values, in order to highlight the influence of the operation regimes on the turbine behavior. The study focuses on the turbine shaft to identify the mechanical vibration sources and on the draft tube in order to identify the hydraulic vibration sources. Analyzing the vibration results, recommendations regarding the operation of the turbine, at partial load close to minimum values, in the middle of the operating domain or close to maximum values of electric power, can be made in order to keep relatively low levels of vibration. Finally, conclusions are drawn in order to present the real sources of the vibrations.

  6. Simulations of Steady Cavitating Flow in a Small Francis Turbine

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    Ahmed Laouari

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The turbulent flow through a small horizontal Francis turbine is solved by means of Ansys-CFX at different operating points, with the determination of the hydrodynamic performance and the best efficiency point. The flow structures at different regimes reveal a large flow eddy in the runner and a swirl in the draft tube. The use of the mixture model for the cavity/liquid two-phase flow allowed studying the influence of cavitation on the hydrodynamic performance and revealed cavitation pockets near the trailing edge of the runner and a cavitation vortex rope in the draft tube. By maintaining a constant dimensionless head and a distributor vane opening while gradually increasing the cavitation number, the output power and efficiency reached a critical point and then had begun to stabilize. The cavitation number corresponding to the safety margin of cavitation is also predicted for this hydraulic turbine.

  7. Suburbs of space, suburbs of existence: the approach to the town of Pope Francis

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    Irene Ranaldi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The first Pope who comes from a megacities. Ideas and reflections on Pope Francis and the surrounding areas. His approach “globalized” to the church, evangelization, and about the spaces of the power in the city.

  8. Stewart, Don oral history interview

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    Interviewee: Stewart, Don; Interviewer: Manlove, Courtney; Principal Investigator: Hall, Peter V

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    Don Stewart was born at St Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster in 1944, and had six siblings. He was the son of a mill worker at MacMillan Bloedel, who was also a caretaker at Spring Ranch located in the Connaught Heights area of New Westminster. It was called Spring Ranch because it had its own “artesian well” or spring that generated two small pools that Stewart and his friends would swim in during the summer. The family lived on the ranch between 1944 and 1952, and Stewart’s descriptions of...

  9. [Don Quijote, a lucid mad].

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    Alonso Fernández, Francisco

    2004-01-01

    The case of a 50-year-old hidalgo who believed to be transformed into a knight-errant named Don Quijote is a megalomaniac systematized delusion of transformation of the self, a delusion of metamorphosis in reference to the patient's own identity. The outward projection of this syndrome produces some delusional misidentifications of others, things and animals and include elements of a persecutory delusion which increase the grandiosity of the self. At the same time the hidalgo was maniac with a pathway of bipolar disorder. The phenomenon of donquijotismo is described as the defence of wasted causes and Sancho Panza as an illiterate Sócrates. PMID:15997586

  10. Don DeLillos Bilder

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The American author Don DeLillo is a master of creating powerful images, which want to be discovered, read and interpreted. To have a closer look at his novel Mao II from the Visual Studies' point of view reveals the complexity of literary images and the diverse references that are evoked. DeLillo plays with the reader's memory of perception, asks fundamental questions about our society ruled by mass media and simply delights with a picturesque style of narration. The central aspects in his novel are photography in general, the visual arts especially by Andy Warhol and the visual representation of mass media, particularly television.

  11. From Innocence to Suffering to Awareness:Nada Confrontation in Francis Macomber

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    2013-01-01

    The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber is a quintessential Hemingway tale of one man’s attempt to overcome an in⁃ternal struggle by mastering the external world. Francis Macomber discovers his own bravery and strength when he ignores his self-consciousness and relies on instinct. This essay will examine Hemingway's code and how it confronts nada thus analyze Macomb⁃er’s change from innocent to suffering to aware.

  12. An Analysis of Journal Use by Structural Biologists with Applications for Journal Collection Development Decisions.

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    Lascar, Claudia; Mendelsohn, Loren D.

    2001-01-01

    Using bibliometric methodologies, this article analyzes the publication and citation patterns of a sample group of structural biologists from multiple institutions. Results were consistent with several models for journal selection. These models were used to compile a short list of specialized titles supporting structural biology. Results have…

  13. Application of variable speed operation on Francis Turbines

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    G. P. Heckelsmueller

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Francis turbines that are directly coupled to a synchronous generator operate at constant rotational speed around a design point characterized by a given water head, flow and guide vane aperture. When important changes occur in headwater level in power stations with large reservoirs, the turbines suffer a significant loss of efficiency. By applying variable speed technology it may be possible to adapt the runner speed and to operate with a higher efficiency over a wide range of water heads. This investigation is intended to reveal the possible benefits of using variable speed operation in regard to gains in efficiency and power output. Based on model test data it is possible to determine the characteristic curves of unitary speed and unitary flow of the respective prototype turbine for varying guide vane apertures. By varying rotor speed it is possible to maintain values that correspond to maximum efficiency. An analysis is made keeping guide vane aperture constant and introducing a proportionality factor of water flow to corresponding power output. The results show that for guide vane apertures and heads different from the design point, best efficiencies can be kept by adjusting rotor speed. At heads lower than the design head, significant efficiency gains can be achieved. Consequently, a significant proportion of the flow can be saved while generating the same amount of power.

  14. Numerical Investigation of Cavitation Improvement for a Francis Turbine

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    Yao, Zhifeng; Xiao, Ruofu; Wang, Fujun; Yang, Wei

    2015-12-01

    Cavitation in hydraulic machine is undesired due to its negative effects on performances. To improve cavitation performance of a Francis turbine without the change of the best efficiency point, a model runner geometry optimization was carried out. Firstly, the runner outlet diameter was appropriately increased to reduce the flow velocity at runner outlet region. Then, to avoid the change of the flow rate at the best efficiency point, the blade shapes were carefully adjusted by decreasing the blade outlet angles and increasing the blade wrap angles. A large number of the modified runners were tested by computational fluid dynamic (CFD) method. Finally the most appropriate one was selected, which has the runner outlet diameter 10% larger, the blade outlet angles 3 degrees smaller and the blade wrap angles 5 degrees larger. The results showed that the critical cavitation coefficient of the model runner decreased at every unit rotational speed after the optimization, and the effect was much remarkable at relative high flow rate. Besides, by analysing the internal flow field, it was found that the zone of the low pressure on pressure surface of the optimized turbine blades was reduced, the backflow and vortex rope in draft tube were reduced, and the cavitation zone was reduced obviously.

  15. Numerical simulation of pressure pulsations in Francis turbines

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    Magnoli, M. V.; Schilling, R.

    2012-11-01

    In the last decades, hydraulic turbines have experienced the increase of their power density and the extension of their operating range, leading the fluid and mechanical dynamic effects to become significantly more pronounced. The understanding of the transient fluid flow and of the associated unsteady effects is essential for the reduction of the pressure pulsation level and improvement of the machine dynamic behaviour. In this study, the instationary fluid flow through the complete turbine was numerically calculated for an existing Francis machine with high specific speed. The hybrid turbulence models DES (detached eddy simulation) and SAS (scale adaptive simulation) allowed the accurate simulation of complex dynamic flow effects, such as the rotor-stator-interaction and the draft tube instabilities. Different operating conditions, as full load, part load, higher part load and deep part load, were successfully simulated and showed very tight agreement with the experimental results from the model tests. The transient pressure field history, obtained from the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation and stored for each time step, was used as input for the full instationary FEA (finite element analysis) of turbine components. The assessment of the machine dynamic motion also offered the possibility to contribute to the understanding of the pressure pulsation effects and to further increase the turbine stability. This research project was developed at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of the TU München.

  16. Don Zhuanu otdajutsja tolko po ljubvi

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    Eestisse tuleb külla Roman Viktjuki Teater, 1. nov. mängitakse Vene Kultuurikeskuses Jean Genet' "Toatüdrukuid" (lavastaja Roman Viktjuk), 23. nov. etendatakse Eric-Emmanuel Scmitti "Don Juani viimast armastust" (lavastaja Roman Viktjuk)

  17. Donning and doffing PPE for HPAI surveillance

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Instructions describing the proper donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) surveillance. This protocol...

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  1. Dry Mouth? Don't Delay Treatment

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    ... For Consumers Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Dry Mouth? Don't Delay Treatment Share Tweet Linkedin Pin ... saliva, cavities may occur. back to top Dry Mouth Treatments Your doctor or dentist may recommend oral ...

  2. Turbulence modeling for Francis turbine water passages simulation

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    The applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, to hydraulic machines life require the ability to handle turbulent flows and to take into account the effects of turbulence on the mean flow. Nowadays, Direct Numerical Simulation, DNS, is still not a good candidate for hydraulic machines simulations due to an expensive computational time consuming. Large Eddy Simulation, LES, even, is of the same category of DNS, could be an alternative whereby only the small scale turbulent fluctuations are modeled and the larger scale fluctuations are computed directly. Nevertheless, the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes, RANS, model have become the widespread standard base for numerous hydraulic machine design procedures. However, for many applications involving wall-bounded flows and attached boundary layers, various hybrid combinations of LES and RANS are being considered, such as Detached Eddy Simulation, DES, whereby the RANS approximation is kept in the regions where the boundary layers are attached to the solid walls. Furthermore, the accuracy of CFD simulations is highly dependent on the grid quality, in terms of grid uniformity in complex configurations. Moreover any successful structured and unstructured CFD codes have to offer a wide range to the variety of classic RANS model to hybrid complex model. The aim of this study is to compare the behavior of turbulent simulations for both structured and unstructured grids topology with two different CFD codes which used the same Francis turbine. Hence, the study is intended to outline the encountered discrepancy for predicting the wake of turbine blades by using either the standard k-ε model, or the standard k-ε model or the SST shear stress model in a steady CFD simulation. Finally, comparisons are made with experimental data from the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines reduced scale model measurements.

  3. Turbulence modeling for Francis turbine water passages simulation

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    Maruzewski, P.; Hayashi, H.; Munch, C.; Yamaishi, K.; Hashii, T.; Mombelli, H. P.; Sugow, Y.; Avellan, F.

    2010-08-01

    The applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, to hydraulic machines life require the ability to handle turbulent flows and to take into account the effects of turbulence on the mean flow. Nowadays, Direct Numerical Simulation, DNS, is still not a good candidate for hydraulic machines simulations due to an expensive computational time consuming. Large Eddy Simulation, LES, even, is of the same category of DNS, could be an alternative whereby only the small scale turbulent fluctuations are modeled and the larger scale fluctuations are computed directly. Nevertheless, the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes, RANS, model have become the widespread standard base for numerous hydraulic machine design procedures. However, for many applications involving wall-bounded flows and attached boundary layers, various hybrid combinations of LES and RANS are being considered, such as Detached Eddy Simulation, DES, whereby the RANS approximation is kept in the regions where the boundary layers are attached to the solid walls. Furthermore, the accuracy of CFD simulations is highly dependent on the grid quality, in terms of grid uniformity in complex configurations. Moreover any successful structured and unstructured CFD codes have to offer a wide range to the variety of classic RANS model to hybrid complex model. The aim of this study is to compare the behavior of turbulent simulations for both structured and unstructured grids topology with two different CFD codes which used the same Francis turbine. Hence, the study is intended to outline the encountered discrepancy for predicting the wake of turbine blades by using either the standard k-epsilon model, or the standard k-epsilon model or the SST shear stress model in a steady CFD simulation. Finally, comparisons are made with experimental data from the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines reduced scale model measurements.

  4. The influence of disc friction losses and labyrinth losses on efficiency of high head Francis turbine

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    Čelič, D.; Ondráčka, H.

    2015-01-01

    CFD is a very powerful tool, which significantly reduces the need for model testing of Francis turbines. Numerical models are constructed so as to cover all the essential geometric and physical properties of the physical models. However, for the sake of simplicity, some geometric details are often neglected. In case of Francis turbines, labyrinths are usually not included in the numerical model and consequently the disc friction losses and labyrinth losses are ignored. This may lead to inaccurate prediction of turbine efficiency. In our study we have investigated the importance of considering all the geometrical details of labyrinth for the accurate prediction of efficiency of high head Francis turbine. The research was performed by using commercial software Numeca FINETM/Turbo.

  5. Optimization of a Francis Turbine Through Flow Simulation with a RNG k-ω Turbulence Model

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    Liu, Shuhong; Wu, Yulin; Wu, Xiaojing; Nishi, Michihiro

    2011-04-01

    In this paper, the optimization of a Francis turbine is carried out by the flow diagnosis method in the turbine runner based on vorticity parameters. Firstly, a new RNG k-ω turbulence model is proposed based on the RNG k-ɛ model, which brings the nonlinear term of the mean fluid flow transition to the ω equation in the original k-ω model. Secondly, the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved numerically by this RNG k-ω model. And, the prediction of the energy performances for Francis turbine is completed. Finally, the detailed flow behavior is revealed by vorticity parameters. In the paper, the simulation results for original and optimized Francis turbines have been compared as well. The model test results indicate that the efficiency of the optimized turbine will be improved from 93.6% to 94.5% in the case of optimum operating condition.

  6. 77 FR 3010 - In the Matter of Mr. Francis Guilbeau; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities

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    2012-01-20

    ... under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August 28... COMMISSION In the Matter of Mr. Francis Guilbeau; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities I Mr. Francis Guilbeau was employed as a Radiographer at Accurate NDE & Inspection, LLC, (Accurate...

  7. Five-Item Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity: Construct and Nomological Validity and Internal Consistency among Colombian College Students

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    Ceballos, Guillermo A.; Suescun, Jesus D.; Oviedo, Heidi C.; Herazo, Edwin; Campo-Arias, Adalberto

    2015-01-01

    The Spanish version of the five-item Francis scale of attitude toward Christianity is a refinement of the short version of the Francis scale of attitude toward Christianity. The scale is a good measurement for intrinsic religiosity. It has been applied previously among Colombian adolescent students. The internal consistency and construct and…

  8. Educational background and professional participation by federal wildlife biologists: Implications for science, management, and The Wildlife Society

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    Schmutz, J.A.

    2002-01-01

    Over 2,000 people are employed in wildlife biology in the United States federal government. The size of this constituency motivated me to examine the amount of formal education federal biologists have received and the extent of continuing education they undertake by reading journals or attending scientific meetings. Most federal biologists who are members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) have a graduate degree. However, one-third have only a Bachelor of Science degree, despite the current trend toward hiring people with graduate degrees. Most federal biologists are not research biologists. Numbers of journals subscribed to was positively related to educational level. Less than one-third of all wildlife biologists employed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are members of TWS or subscribe to any of its journals. In contrast, the majority of presenters at the TWS 2000 Annual Conference were research biologists and members of TWS. The failure of many federal wildlife biologists to read scientific literature or attend professional meetings indicates a failure to promote the importance of continuing education in the federal workplace. I identify 2 potential adverse impacts of this failing: an inability to recognize important and relevant scientific contributions and an ineffectiveness in carrying out adaptive management.

  9. The Physical Origin of Severe Low-Frequency Pressure Fluctuations in Giant Francis Turbines

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    Zhang, R.-K.; Cai, Q.-D.; Wu, J.-Z.; Wu, Y.-L.; Liu, S.-H.; Zhang, L.

    The physical origin of severe low-frequency pressure fluctuation frequently observed in Francis hydraulic turbines under off-design conditions, which greatly damages the structural stability of turbines and even power stations, is analyzed based on the hydrodynamic stability theory and our Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation simulation (RANS) of the flow in the entire passage of a Francis turbine. We find that spontaneous unsteady vortex ropes, which induce severe pressure fluctuations, are formed due to the absolute instability of the swirling flow at the conical inlet of the turbine's draft tube.

  10. Characteristics analysis for different water heads on the efficiency hill chart of Francis turbine

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    Wang, Z. N.; Guo, P. C.; Luo, X. Q.; Wang, Y. L.; Sun, S. H.

    2016-05-01

    Based on the test results of Francis turbine, the causes and inevitability of various hydraulic phenomena in the model combined characteristic curve for typical water heads were analyzed in this paper. the difference of the model combined characteristic curve from the low water head to the high water head is compared, and the characteristics and commonness of the model combined characteristic curve about different water head are summarized. Further, hydraulic performance and geometric features of Francis turbine are revealed by particularly analyzing model combined characteristic curves, and to provide powerful theoretical basis and definite modification direction for the hydraulic design of hydraulic turbine.

  11. Modelisation numerique et algebrique des joints labyrinthe des turbines francis

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    Bouderlique, Remi

    There are various types of hydraulic turbines. Regarding the operating conditions, geometries and technologies differ. Hydraulic seals are only used in Francis turbines, which are widely used. The role of hydraulic seals is not to be waterproof. Their main aim is to prevent contact between the rotating and static parts of the turbine. Although necessary, hydraulic seals create energetic losses : some fluid does not flow through the runner (leakage loss) and exerts a torque on the rotor (friction loss). In a context of constant progression towards still more efficient turbines, the optimization of each part of the turbine is necessary. Our study is a part of this research seeking to decrease the losses in turbines as much as possible. In order to understand fully the problem, and to ensure an optimal seal exists, an analytical study has been lead in the first place. It establishes the analytical expressions of the speeds, pressure, losses and optimal seal length for laminar flows in straight seals. Various tests were then lead with the ANSYS CFX solver in order to highlight aspects which necessitate a particular attention. For example, the issues of boundary conditions and dimensionless simulations were adressed. A CFD model has then been validated. The results of the experiences lead in the sixties by Dominion Engineering Works, which later became Andritz Hydro Limited, were used in this process. Even if all the tests were not useable, some of them were reproduced numerically. The CFD model which was used features SST turbulence modeling, 2D axisymmetric geometries, parabolic mesh distributions, smooth walls, and a outlet headloss based on the normal speed. For the various tests which were considered, the average discrepancy between numerical and experimental results is 6.5%. More than 60% of the discrepancies of those simulations are below the empirical uncertainty. That is why this model can be used for numerical experiences : as long as these experiences are in

  12. Saint Francis Xavier on Jesuit School Stages of the Bohemian Province

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    Bobková, Kateřina; Jacková, Magdaléna

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 25, č. 2 (2015), s. 135-155. ISSN 0515-3190 R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP406/12/P823 Institutional support: RVO:68378068 ; RVO:67985963 Keywords : St. Francis Xavier * Jesuit saints * Jesuit theatre * neolatin drama * school theatre * Avancini, Nicolaus * Engel, Arnoldus Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision; AB - History (HIU-Y)

  13. Forced and Self Oscillations of Hydraulic Systems Induced by Cavitation Vortex Rope of Francis Turbines

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    2011-01-01

    With economical energy market strategies based on instantaneous pricings of electricity as function of the demand or the predictions, operators harness more hydroelectric facilities to off-design operating points to cover the variations of the electricity production. Under these operating conditions, Francis turbines develop a cavitating swirling flow at the runner outlet which induces pressure fluctuations propagating in the whole hydraulic sys...

  14. Hydraulic Turbines: The Francis Turbine. Technical Terminology Bulletin. Terminotech, Vol. 2, No. 2.

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    This issue of a bulletin of technological terminology is devoted to the Francis turbine. A brief narrative on the subject is presented in both French and English. An English-French dictionary of terms comprises the bulk of the document. An explanatory illustration is appended. (JB)

  15. Teaching Psychology and Literature: Melancholia as Motivation in the Novels of Dick Francis

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    Wagner, Elaine

    2010-01-01

    Teaching literature from a psychological perspective provides a basis for the study and analysis of human motivation and behavior, as psychology and literature make mutual contributions to the study of both disciplines. Melancholia is a recurring theme in the novels of Dick Francis, and the first-person accounts of despair and depression are…

  16. Francis Farley presenting his novel "Catalysed Fusion" in the CERN Library

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    2013-01-01

    "Catalysed Fusion" is described by its author Francis Farley, 92, as a "true-to-life fantasy woven around particle physics" set in 1980s Geneva – "the city where nations meet and particles collide". Farley presented the book in the program "Literature in Focus" on Tuesday 16th April 2013.

  17. 78 FR 59913 - Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Francis Marion National Forest

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    2013-09-30

    ... Forest Planning Rule (36 CFR Part 219), the planning process encompases three-stages: assessment, plan... Forest Plan. This notice announces the start of the second stage of the planning process, the development... Forest Service Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Francis Marion National Forest AGENCY:...

  18. "Ajaloo lõpp" on lähedal / Francis Fukuyama ; interv. Adam Piore

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    2003-01-01

    Ajakirjas Newsweek ilmunud intervjuus vastab filosoof Francis Fukuyama küsimustele 2004. aasta kõige olulisemate probleemide, EL-i, Cancunis toimunud Maailma Kaubandusorganisatsiooni kõneluste, ajaloo lõppu jõudmise, Pakistani presidendile tehtud atentaadi kohta

  19. Fighting for life: Religion and science in the work of fish and wildlife biologists

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    Geffen, Joel Phillip

    Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have argued that it is impossible to separate fact from value. Even so, Americans generally demand that scientists be "objective." No bias is permitted in their work. Religious motivations in particular are widely considered anathema within the halls of science. My dissertation addresses both theoretical and practical aspects concerning objectivity in science through an examination of fish and wildlife biologists. I hypothesized that they use the language of objective science as a tool to convince others to protect habitats and species. Further, I claimed that this "rhetoric of science" is employed either consciously or unconsciously on behalf of personal values, and that religious and/or spiritual values figure significantly among these. Regarding the issue's practical applications, I argued in support of Susan Longino's assertion that while subjective influences exist in science, they do not necessarily indicate that objectivity has been sacrificed. My primary methodology is ethnographic. Thirty-five biologists working in the Pacific Northwest were interviewed during the course of summer 2001. Participant ages ranged from 23 to 78. Both genders were represented, as were various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Native American. I used a questionnaire to guide respondents through a consistent set of open-ended queries. I organized their answers under four categories: the true, the good, the beautiful, and the holy. The first three were borrowed from the theoretical writings of philosopher Immanuel Kant. The last came from Rudolf Otto's theological work. These categories provided an excellent analytical framework. I found that the great majority of fish and wildlife biologists strive for objectivity. However, they are also informed by powerful contextual values. These are derived from environmental ethics, aesthetic preferences pertaining to ecosystem appearance and function, and visceral experiences of

  20. Assessing Hydraulic Conditions through Francis turbines using an autonomous sensor device

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    Fu, Tao; Deng, Zhiqun; Duncan, Joanne P.; Zhou, Daqing; Carlson, Thomas J.; Johnson, Gary E.; Hou, Hongfei

    2016-08-18

    Downstream migratory fish, including some endangered species, can be injured or killed during turbine passage. In this study an autonomous Sensor Fish device was deployed at Arrowrock Dam, Cougar Dam, and Detroit Dam to evaluate the hydraulic conditions and physical stresses that fish experienced when passing through these Francis turbines. Pressure data was used to identify the location of the Sensor Fish and to calculate the nadir pressure and the magnitude and the rate of change in pressure during turbine passage. Acceleration data was used to identify events (collisions or shear) Sensor Fish experienced and to categorize the severity level (severe, medium, and slight) of each event. The results showed that Sensor Fish experienced severe events mostly in the stay vane/wicket gate region and the runner region. In the stay vane/wicket gate region, almost all severe events were collisions. In the runner region, Sensor fish experienced both severe collisions and severe shear events. Sensor Fish data at three wicket gate opening treatments at Cougar Dam indicated that the wicket gate opening of the Francis turbine can affect the hydraulic conditions in the turbine runner region. Fewer Sensor Fish experienced severe collisions in the turbine runner region at the peak efficiency than at the minimum opening and the maximum opening treatments. Comparisons between the Francis turbines at the three dams and the AHT Kaplan turbine at Wanapum Dam showed that higher percentage of Sensor Fish experienced severe events in the runner region when passing through Francis turbines than the AHT Kaplan turbine. The nadir pressures of the Francis turbines were lower than those of the AHT Kaplan turbine at Wanapum Dam. Both the magnitude and the rate of change in pressure were higher in Francis turbines than in the AHT Kaplan turbine at Wanapum Dam in the runner region. This study can be used to guide future laboratory studies of fish passing through Francis turbine and help the design

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  3. Fatigue analyses of the prototype Francis runners based on site measurements and simulations

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    With the increasing development of solar power and wind power which give an unstable output to the electrical grid, hydropower is required to give a rapid and flexible compensation, and the hydraulic turbines have to operate at off-design conditions frequently. Prototype Francis runners suffer from strong vibrations induced by high pressure pulsations at part load, low part load, speed-no-load and during start-stops and load rejections. Fatigue and damage may be caused by the alternating stress on the runner blades. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to carry out fatigue analysis and life time assessment of the prototype Francis runners, especially at off-design conditions. This paper presents the fatigue analyses of the prototype Francis runners based on the strain gauge site measurements and numerical simulations. In the case of low part load, speed-no-load and transient events, since the Francis runners are subjected to complex hydraulic loading, which shows a stochastic characteristic, the rainflow counting method is used to obtain the number of cycles for various dynamic amplitude ranges. From middle load to full load, pressure pulsations caused by Rotor-stator- Interaction become the dominant hydraulic excitation of the runners. Forced response analysis is performed to calculate the maximum dynamic stress. The agreement between numerical and experimental stresses is evaluated using linear regression method. Taking into account the effect of the static stress on the S-N curve, the Miner's rule, a linear cumulative fatigue damage theory, is employed to calculate the damage factors of the prototype Francis runners at various operating conditions. The relative damage factors of the runners at different operating points are compared and discussed in detail

  4. Fatigue analyses of the prototype Francis runners based on site measurements and simulations

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    Huang, X.; Chamberland-Lauzon, J.; Oram, C.; Klopfer, A.; Ruchonnet, N.

    2014-03-01

    With the increasing development of solar power and wind power which give an unstable output to the electrical grid, hydropower is required to give a rapid and flexible compensation, and the hydraulic turbines have to operate at off-design conditions frequently. Prototype Francis runners suffer from strong vibrations induced by high pressure pulsations at part load, low part load, speed-no-load and during start-stops and load rejections. Fatigue and damage may be caused by the alternating stress on the runner blades. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to carry out fatigue analysis and life time assessment of the prototype Francis runners, especially at off-design conditions. This paper presents the fatigue analyses of the prototype Francis runners based on the strain gauge site measurements and numerical simulations. In the case of low part load, speed-no-load and transient events, since the Francis runners are subjected to complex hydraulic loading, which shows a stochastic characteristic, the rainflow counting method is used to obtain the number of cycles for various dynamic amplitude ranges. From middle load to full load, pressure pulsations caused by Rotor-stator- Interaction become the dominant hydraulic excitation of the runners. Forced response analysis is performed to calculate the maximum dynamic stress. The agreement between numerical and experimental stresses is evaluated using linear regression method. Taking into account the effect of the static stress on the S-N curve, the Miner's rule, a linear cumulative fatigue damage theory, is employed to calculate the damage factors of the prototype Francis runners at various operating conditions. The relative damage factors of the runners at different operating points are compared and discussed in detail.

  5. Francis Bacon: Of Building, Essay 45, aus: Francis Bacon: The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban (London: Printed by Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, 1625) (FONTES 16)

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    Bacon, Francis

    2008-01-01

    Together with 'The Elements of Achitecture' by Henry Wotton (1624), Francis Bacon’s essay 'Of Building' (1625, no. 45) constitutes the earliest significant statement of architectural thought both in printed form and in English. With his opening sentence, “A house is to live in, and not to look on”, Bacon gives expression to a new functionalist and empiricist position that anticipates architectural theories of modern times. Bacon discusses the site of the house (“seat”), and he proposes a verb...

  6. Francis Bacon: Of Gardens, Essay 46, aus: Francis Bacon, The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban (London: Printed by Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, 1625) (FONTES 18)

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    Bacon, Francis

    2008-01-01

    Together with 'The Elements of Achitecture' by Henry Wotton (1624), Francis Bacon’s essay 'Of Gardens' (1625, no. 45) constitutes the earliest genuinely significant statement about the Garden and its form and functioning which was both in printed form and in English. Bacon proposes a plan or plot for the “princely garden”, partly in words with verbal prescriptions and partly with a draught or plan with which he gives the dimensions and layout of the garden. A glossary of technical and archaic...

  7. A FASTQ compressor based on integer-mapped k-mer indexing for biologist.

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    Zhang, Yeting; Patel, Khyati; Endrawis, Tony; Bowers, Autumn; Sun, Yazhou

    2016-03-15

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have gained considerable popularity among biologists. For example, RNA-seq, which provides both genomic and functional information, has been widely used by recent functional and evolutionary studies, especially in non-model organisms. However, storing and transmitting these large data sets (primarily in FASTQ format) have become genuine challenges, especially for biologists with little informatics experience. Data compression is thus a necessity. KIC, a FASTQ compressor based on a new integer-mapped k-mer indexing method, was developed (available at http://www.ysunlab.org/kic.jsp). It offers high compression ratio on sequence data, outstanding user-friendliness with graphic user interfaces, and proven reliability. Evaluated on multiple large RNA-seq data sets from both human and plants, it was found that the compression ratio of KIC had exceeded all major generic compressors, and was comparable to those of the latest dedicated compressors. KIC enables researchers with minimal informatics training to take advantage of the latest sequence compression technologies, easily manage large FASTQ data sets, and reduce storage and transmission cost. PMID:26743127

  8. Don't Ask, Don't Tell: A Costly and Wasteful Policy 

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    Barnes, Johnny L.

    2004-01-01

    Since the current policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was adopted in the early 1990s, several changes have taken place which call into question the policy's validity. Firstly, the argument proponents of the ban use to justify it, namely that cohesion would suffer if admitted homosexuals were allowed to serve, has been undercut by social science analyses on the correlation between cohesion and performance. Their argument has also been undercut by empirical evidence from several nations tha...

  9. Urinary deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEA) as biomarkers of DON and ZEA exposure of pigs.

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    Thanner, S; Czeglédi, L; Schwartz-Zimmermann, H E; Berthiller, F; Gutzwiller, A

    2016-05-01

    Four diets contaminated with 1.1 to 5.0 mg/kg deoxynivalenol (DON) and 0.4 to 2.4 mg/kg zearalenone (ZEA) were fed to four groups of six growing Large White pigs. Urine samples were collected after 3 to 4 days and again after 6 to 7 days on the diets. On each sampling day, half of the animals were sampled in the morning, after an 8-h fast, and the other half were sampled in the afternoon, after 7 h of ad libitum access to feed. The urinary concentrations of DON, DON-glucuronide, DON-3-sulphate, de-epoxy-DON, as well as of ZEA, ZEA-14-glucuronide, α-zearalenol and α-zearalenol-14-glucuronide, analysed using LC-MS/MS, were used to calculate urinary DON and ZEA equivalent concentrations (DONe and ZEAe). The urinary concentration of DONe (P intake per kg body weight the day preceding sampling (r = 0.76 and 0.77; P intake during the 7 h preceding urine sampling in the afternoon and urinary DONe/creatinine ratio (r = 0.88) as well as between mean ZEA intake during 3 days preceding urine sampling and urinary ZEAe/creatinine ratio (r = 0.84) were even higher, reflecting the plasma elimination half-time of several hours for DON and of more than 3 days for ZEA. ZEAe analysed in enzymatically hydrolysed urine using an ELISA kit was highly correlated with the LC-MS/MS data (r = 0.94). The urinary DONe and ZEAe to creatinine ratios, analysed in pooled urine samples of several pigs fed the same diet, can be used to estimate their exposure to DON and ZEA. PMID:26888520

  10. Don Juan on manipulaator / Kai Ilustrumm

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    2004-01-01

    Nüüdisaegne muusikalis-koreograafiline fantaasia "Don Juani pidusöök" Kanuti Gildi Saalis. Eesti tantsijate ja hollandi muusikute Holland Windplayers koostöös sündinud projekti tutvustab Tallinna Filharmoonia sarja "Diplomaadilised noodid" juht Heli Vaus-Tamm

  11. Don't Take This with That!

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    Full Text Available ... En Español Search FDA Submit search Popular Content Home Food Drugs Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Drugs Home Drugs Resources for You Special Features Don't ...

  12. Speaking Personally--With Don Knezek

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    American Journal of Distance Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Don Knezek, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Knezek is a leader in coupling technology and creativity to transform education. His experience and impact span local to global levels--ranging from district-wide, classroom-based innovation and far-reaching, multi-state projects to…

  13. Saga y fugas de Don Juan

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    Ensayo acerca de las diversas versiones e interpretaciones que a lo largo de la historia ha suscitado el mito de Don Juan Tenorio. Lectura original del donjuanismo a partir de las teorías del filósofo José Antonio Marina en torno al ingenio y sus productos.

  14. Don Quixote at 400: Still Conquering Hearts

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    Stavans, Ilan

    2005-01-01

    The Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance is turning 400. By some accounts, the first part of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece, was available in Valladolid by Christmas Eve 1604, although Madrid did not get copies until January 1605. Thus came to life the "ingenious gentleman" who, ill equipped with antiquated armor "stained with rust…

  15. Mobile Technology and Health Care, From NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Mobile Technology and Health Care, From NIH Director Dr. Francis S. ... Where are the largest investments in the new technologies? The largest are in mobile phone and "tele- ...

  16. The Promise and Payoff of Rare Diseases Research, From NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins | NIH MedlinePlus the ...

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    ... turn Javascript on. The Promise and Payoff of Rare Diseases Research, From NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins ... of rare diseases. Why should we focus on rare diseases when they affect so few people? If ...

  17. Interaction of a pulsating vortex rope with the local velocity field in a Francis turbine draft tube

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    Wu, Y.; Z. Wang; Liu, S; Yuan, S; Luo, X.; Wang, F.; Müller, Andres; Bullani, Alberto; Dreyer, Matthieu; Roth, Steven; Favrel, Arthur; Landry, Christian; Avellan, François

    2013-01-01

    Acoustic resonances in Francis turbines often define undesirable limitations to their operating ranges at high load. The knowledge of the mechanisms governing the onset and the sustenance of these instabilities in the swirling flow leaving the runner is essential for the development of a reliable hydroacoustic model for the prediction of system stability. The present work seeks to study experimentally the unstable draft tube flow by conducting a series of measurements on a reduced Francis Tur...

  18. BioLogistics and the Struggle for Efficiency: Concepts and Perspectives

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    Helbing, Dirk; Diez, Stefan; Peters, Karsten; Kalaidzidis, Yannis; Padberg, Kathrin; Lammer, Stefan; Johansson, Anders; Breier, Georg; Schulze, Frank; Zerial, Marino; 10.1142/S0219525909002374

    2010-01-01

    The growth of world population, limitation of resources, economic problems and environmental issues force engineers to develop increasingly efficient solutions for logistic systems. Pure optimization for efficiency, however, has often led to technical solutions that are vulnerable to variations in supply and demand, and to perturbations. In contrast, nature already provides a large variety of efficient, flexible and robust logistic solutions. Can we utilize biological principles to design systems, which can flexibly adapt to hardly predictable, fluctuating conditions? We propose a bio-inspired "BioLogistics" approach to deduce dynamic organization processes and principles of adaptive self-control from biological systems, and to transfer them to man-made logistics (including nanologistics), using principles of modularity, self-assembly, self-organization, and decentralized coordination. Conversely, logistic models can help revealing the logic of biological processes at the systems level.

  19. CWM Global Search—The Internet Search Engine for Chemists and Biologists

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    Hans-Jürgen Himmler

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available CWM Global Search is a meta-search engine allowing chemists and biologists to search the major chemical and biological databases on the Internet, by structure, synonyms, CAS Registry Numbers and free text. A meta-search engine is a search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source [1]. CWM Global Search is a web application that has many of the characteristics of desktop applications (also known as Rich Internet Application, RIA, and it runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. The application is one of the first RIA for scientists. The application can be started using the URL http://cwmglobalsearch.com/gsweb.

  20. What in silico molecular docking can do for the `bench-working biologists'

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    Marius Mihăşan

    2012-12-01

    Required by an increasing amount of scientists, the in silico docking field is in full expansion, new algorithms and methods appearing at an exponential rate. The sheer range of available programs is overwhelming for the bench-working biologist, which is often discouraging by the lack of a graphical user interface, good user manual or literature to validate a given program. This mini-review attempts to present the docking problem and available solutions from a non-bioinformatician point of view and makes a selection of the available servers and programs. These tools are evaluated from several points of view, as numbers of citations, ease of usage and computer requirements. Finally, the capabilities and limitations as well as specific applications of in silico docking techniques are presented.

  1. GeneNotes – A novel information management software for biologists

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    Wong Wing H

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Collecting and managing information is a challenging task in a genome-wide profiling research project. Most databases and online computational tools require a direct human involvement. Information and computational results are presented in various multimedia formats (e.g., text, image, PDF, word files, etc., many of which cannot be automatically processed by computers in biologically meaningful ways. In addition, the quality of computational results is far from perfect and requires nontrivial manual examination. The timely selection, integration and interpretation of heterogeneous biological information still heavily rely on the sensibility of biologists. Biologists often feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of and the great diversity of distributed heterogeneous biological information. Description We developed an information management application called GeneNotes. GeneNotes is the first application that allows users to collect and manage multimedia biological information about genes/ESTs. GeneNotes provides an integrated environment for users to surf the Internet, collect notes for genes/ESTs, and retrieve notes. GeneNotes is supported by a server that integrates gene annotations from many major databases (e.g., HGNC, MGI, etc.. GeneNotes uses the integrated gene annotations to (a identify genes given various types of gene IDs (e.g., RefSeq ID, GenBank ID, etc., and (b provide quick views of genes. GeneNotes is free for academic usage. The program and the tutorials are available at: http://bayes.fas.harvard.edu/genenotes/. Conclusions GeneNotes provides a novel human-computer interface to assist researchers to collect and manage biological information. It also provides a platform for studying how users behave when they manipulate biological information. The results of such study can lead to innovation of more intelligent human-computer interfaces that greatly shorten the cycle of biology research.

  2. [Saint Francis and his brethren: aids to the ill and guardians against diseases].

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    Skrobonja, Ante

    2011-01-01

    This article takes a look at the guardian role of saints in Christian tradition against particular diseases, focusing on the life of St Francis of Assisi and his 13 follower saints who were remembered for their care for the ill and who became patron saints for particular diseases, including Anthony of Padua, Clare of Assisi, Ottone of Pola, Elizabeth of Hungary, Rose of Viterbo, Bernardine of Siena, Didacus, Mark of Montegallo, Joseph of Leonessa, John Joseph of the Cross, Giles Mary of Saint Joseph, Francis Mary of Camporosso, and Leopold Mandić. For each of them the article presents a brief hagiography and explains the relationship with a specific disease and how these saints became patrons. PMID:22292547

  3. Effects of draft tube on the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine

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    The draft tube is an important component of a Francis turbine which influences the hydraulic performance. It is located just under the runner and allowed to decelerate the flow velocity exiting the runner, thereby converting the excess of kinetic energy into static pressure. In this study, we have numerically investigated the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine on the 15MW hydropower generation with various design parameters (three types of draft tube, thickness of guide vane) through a three-dimensional numerical method with the SST turbulent model. The vortex rope characteristics of the draft tube were confirmed. The results of the vortex flow fields and flow characteristics were graphically depicted with different design parameters and operating conditions

  4. Dynamic loads in Francis runners and their impact on fatigue life

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    Reliable fatigue life assessment of Francis runners combines two parts: At first, the load universe describing how the plant will be operated. And secondly, for all essential operating conditions, component stresses due to static and dynamic loading have to be predicted and considered in the design process by the manufacturer. Therefore, dynamic loading conditions and the resulting impact on the fatigue life of hydroelectric components are an integral part of research activities. Especially off-design conditions and transient operations have been addressed in the last years. Based on strain gauge measurements in prototype runners, model test experiences, and advanced numerical simulations, the understanding of dynamic loads has been highly improved. From correlations of measurement and simulation, standard procedures have been developed to enhance the fatigue life. The present paper summarizes findings of recent investigations enabling Francis runners which combine high efficiency and a robust mechanical design

  5. Flow characteristics on the blade channel vortex in the Francis turbine

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    Guo, P. C.; Wang, Z. N.; Luo, X. Q.; Wang, Y. L.; Zuo, J. L.

    2016-05-01

    Depending on the long-term hydraulic development of Francis turbine, the blade channel vortex phenomenon was investigated systematically from hydraulic design, experimental and numerical computation in this paper. The blade channel vortex difference between the high water head and low water head turbine was also analyzed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the blade channel vortex and the operating stability of hydraulic turbine was also investigated. The results show that the phenomenon of blade channel vortex is an intrinsic property for Francis turbine under small flow rate condition, the turning-point of the blade channel vortex inception curve appears at low unit speed region, and the variation trend of the blade channel vortex inception curve is closely related to the blade inlet edge profile. In addition to, the vortex of the high water head turbine can generally be excluded from the stable operation region, while which is more different for the one of the low water head turbine.

  6. Effects of draft tube on the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine

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    Jeon, J. H.; Byeon, S. S.; Kim, Y. J.

    2013-12-01

    The draft tube is an important component of a Francis turbine which influences the hydraulic performance. It is located just under the runner and allowed to decelerate the flow velocity exiting the runner, thereby converting the excess of kinetic energy into static pressure. In this study, we have numerically investigated the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine on the 15MW hydropower generation with various design parameters (three types of draft tube, thickness of guide vane) through a three-dimensional numerical method with the SST turbulent model. The vortex rope characteristics of the draft tube were confirmed. The results of the vortex flow fields and flow characteristics were graphically depicted with different design parameters and operating conditions.

  7. Studio Habits: Francis Bacon, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock and Agnes Martin

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    Hardman, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    This thesis is about studio habits. Specifically, it considers what happens in practice in the artist's studio and ways in which creative acts have been visualised and disseminated. The chapters of this thesis are organised around views of the studios of four twentieth century painters: Francis Bacon (1908-1994), Lee Krasner (1909-1984), Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Agnes Martin (1913-2005). Each of these artists' studio habits has been fundamental to their respective mythologies and the s...

  8. Numerical Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine of a Small Hydro Power Plant

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    Pankaj Gohil; Rajeshwer Saini

    2016-01-01

    Cavitation is undesirable phenomena and more prone in reaction turbines. It is one of the challenges in any hydro power plant which cause vibration, degradation of performance and the damage to the hydraulic turbine components. Under the present study, an attempt has been made to carry out a numerical analysis to investigate the cavitation effect in a Francis turbine. Three dimensional numerical study approach of unsteady and SST turbulence model are considered for the numerical a...

  9. Methodology for Risk Assessment of Part Load Resonance in Francis Turbine Power Plant

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    Nicolet, C.; Herou, J.-J.; Greiveldinger, B.; Allenbach, P.; Simond, J.-J.; Avellan, F.

    2006-01-01

    At low flow rate operation, Francis turbines feature a cavitating vortex rope in the draft tube resulting from the swirling flow of the runner outlet. The unsteady pressure field related to the precession of the vortex rope induces plane wave propagating in the entire hydraulic system. The frequency of the vortex rope precession being comprised between 0.2 and 0.4 times the turbine rotational speed, there is a risk of resonance between the hydraulic circuit, the synchronous machine and t...

  10. Hydroacoustic Simulation of Rotor-Stator Interaction in Resonance Conditions in Francis Pump-Turbine

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    Nicolet, Christophe; Ruchonnet, Nicolas; Alligné, Sébastien; Koutnik, Jiri; Avellan, François

    2010-01-01

    Combined effect of rotating pressure field related to runner blade and wakes of wicket gates leads to rotor stator interactions, RSI, in Francis pump-turbines. These interactions induce pressures waves propagating in the entire hydraulic machine. Superposition of those pressure waves may result in standing wave in the spiral casing and rotating diametrical mode in the guide vanes and can cause strong pressure fluctuations and vibrations. This paper presents the modeling, simulation and analys...

  11. One-Dimensional Modeling of Rotor Stator Interaction in Francis Pump-Turbine

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    Ruchonnet, Nicolas; Nicolet, Christophe; Avellan, François

    2006-01-01

    A one-dimensional hydroacoustic model is set up to perform the numerical simulation of the rotor-stator interaction of a Francis pump-turbine scaled model. The numerical results enable to identify both rotating diametrical modes in the vaneless gap between the 20 guide vanes interacting with the 9 rotating impeller blades and the standing waves in the spiral casing. Moreover, the simulations enlighten the interaction between these rotating diametrical modes and the standing waves. Finally, th...

  12. Simulation of transient phenomena in Francis turbine power plants : Hydroelectric interaction.

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    Nicolet, C.; Avellan, F.; Allenbach, P.; Sapin, A.; Simond, J.-J.; Kvicinsky, S.; Crahan, M.

    2003-01-01

    Models of hydraulic components based on impedance method have been implemented in a software called “SIMSEN”. This tool allows the simultaneous solution of the electrical, hydraulic, mechanic and control equations ensuring a proper interaction between the four parts of a system. In this paper the interaction between hydraulic and electric part of 2 Francis turbines power plant is investigated by comparing the simulation results obtained with and without coupling hydraulic and electric ph...

  13. On the physical mechanisms governing self-excited pressure surge in Francis turbines

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    Müller, Andres; Favrel, Arthur; Landry, Christian; Yamamoto, Keita; Avellan, François

    2014-01-01

    The required operating range for hydraulic machines is continually extended in an effort to integrate renewable energy sources with unsteady power outputs into the existing electrical grid. The off-design operation however brings forth unfavorable flow patterns in the machine, causing dynamic problems involving cavitation, which may represent a limiting factor to the energy production. In Francis turbines it is observed that the self-excited oscillation of a vortex rope in the draft tube cone...

  14. SURFACE ROUGHNESS IMPACT ON FRANCIS TURBINE PERFORMANCES AND PREDICTION OF EFFICIENCY STEP UP

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    Maruzewski, Pierre; Hasmatuchi, Vlad; MOMBELLI, Henri-Pascal; BURGGRAEVE, Danny; Iosfin, Jacob; FINNEGAN, Peter; Avellan, François

    2009-01-01

    In the process of turbine modernizations, the investigation of the influences of water passage roughness on radial flow machine performance is crucial and validates the efficiency step up between reduced scale model and prototype. This study presents the specific losses per component of a Francis turbine, which are estimated by CFD simulation. Simulations are performed for different water passage surface roughness heights, which represents the equivalent sand grain roughness height. As a resu...

  15. Experimental Identification and Study of Hydraulic Resonance Test Rig with Francis Turbine operating at Partial Load

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    Favrel, Arthur; Landry, Christian; Müller, Andres; Avellan, François

    2013-01-01

    Resonance in hydraulic systems is characterized by pressure fluctuations of high amplitude which can lead to undesirable and dangerous effects, such as noise, vibration and structural failure. For a Francis turbine operating at partial load, the cavitating vortex rope developing at the outlet of the runner induces pressure fluctuations which can excite the hydraulic system resonance, leading to undesirable large torque and power fluctuations. At resonant operating points, the prediction of am...

  16. Detecting Nonlinearity in Pressure Data Inside the Draft Tube of a Real Francis Turbine

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    Sello, S.

    1995-01-01

    A general method for testing nonlinearity in time series is described and applied to measurements of different pressure data inside the draft tube surge of a real Francis turbine. Comparing the current original time series to an ensemble of surrogates time series, suitably constructed to mimic the linear properties of the original one, we was able to distinguish a linear stochastic from a nonlinear deterministic behaviour and, moreover, to quantify the degree of nonlinearity present in the re...

  17. Pressure pulsations and stress in a high head Francis model turbine

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    Hovland, Julie Marie

    2013-01-01

    Model tests on a high head francis turbine has been conducted at the waterpower laboratory at NTNU. Simultaneous measurements of the pressure were performed on different parts of the waterway. Compact RIO hardware and Labview software from National Instruments was used for data aquisition. Pressure sensors were placed at the inlet, vaneless space, runner channel, draft tube cone and draft tube outlet in the rig. Generator torque and the rotational speed of the runner was also measured. Spectr...

  18. Beyond Thomas Mun: the economic ideas of Edward Coke, Francis Bacon and Lionel Cranfield

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    Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak

    2013-01-01

    This paper proposes to approach the economic ideas which prevailed in England during the early 17th century by moving beyond the historical and analytical exegesis of the printed pamphlets of the time, and focusing instead on the intellectual perspectives brought to bear upon economic matters by three of the most prominent public figures of late Jacobean England: Lionel Cranfield, Francis Bacon, and Edward Coke. As civil servants, all three of them were directly involved in the formulation of...

  19. Zombies and Citizens:The Ontopolitics of Disaster in Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend

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    Holm, Isak Winkel

    2015-01-01

    The so-called Darkseekers in Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend from 2007 cannot be categorized as regular zombies. Nevertheless, the movie unfolds in what I suggest calling a zombified space: a social space divided into two kinds of human beings with unequal ontological and legal status. Based on Judith Butler and Charles Taylor, the article explores the ontological interpretation going on in the movie – a kind of sovereign decision, typical for modern disaster movies, that draws a line around t...

  20. Francis Wayland: Perspectives of a Nineteenth Century Political Economist on the "Business" of Higher Education

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    William J. Barber

    1992-01-01

    The Reverend Francis Wayland, author of the most widely-read textbook on political economy in pre-Civil War America, was persuaded that higher education should be guided by market principles. Using arguments derived.from classical economics, he diagnosed shortcomings in the U.S. collegiate system of the first half of the nineteenth century. His proposed remedies had sweeping ramifications for faculty compensation, for the program of studies, and for the allocation of institutional resources. ...

  1. The Joy of St. Francis: Giovanni Bellini’s Panel of San Francesco del Deserto

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    Lavin, Marilyn

    2010-01-01

    The commission for Giovanni Bellini’s painting of St. Francis in the Frick Collection coincided with developments of the Franciscan Observant movement in the Veneto in general, and, in particular, with the refurbishing of the Franciscan convent in the Venetian lagoon on the island of San Francesco del Deserto. My work places the painting in this historical religious context in order to establish the meaning of its exceptional qualities of form and content. Often called a “Stigmatization of St...

  2. Television spots win national award. Part of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's branding effort.

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    Rees, Tom

    2004-01-01

    "Miracles in Medicine," a series of award-winning television spots, was produced for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., by The Roberts Group, Inc., Waukesha, Wis. They are an integral part of a broader branding campaign, launched in May 2003, that includes newspaper, radio, and outdoor elements. The spots were deemed so successful, the branding effort was expanded to include Children's Hospital of Illinois. PMID:15162576

  3. The Portico of the Church of St. Francis in Urbino: A Digital Map for Monuments

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    Baratin, Laura; Giuliano, Monica; Checcucci, Giovanni

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the preliminary study for restoration works on the portico of the Church of St. Francis in Urbino. The aim of this study is to develop models used for restoration works on the surfaces of the portico, based on a prior architectural survey using different methodologies. The research project was carried out in 2 phases: during the first phase quantitative data were obtained by means of formal-geometric surveys and during the second phase qualitative data were obtained by de...

  4. The calculation of fluid-structure interaction and fatigue analysis for Francis turbine runner

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    Wang, X. F.; Li, H. L.; Zhu, F. W.

    2012-11-01

    Francis turbine, as a widely used hydro turbine, is especially suited for the hydropower station with high hydraulic head and higher hydraulic head. For such turbine generator units all around the world, the crack streaks usually come out after a long time use and the resulted accidents may cause huge losses. Hence, it is meaningful to refine the design assuring the stability and safety of the Francis turbine. In this paper, the stiffness and strength as well as the fatigue life of the Francis turbine are studied. Concerning on the turbine of one certain hydropower station, the flow field inside the turbine are first simulated and the pressure distribution around the blades are derived. Meanwhile, the stress distributions of the blades are also obtained. Based on these, the fatigue analyses are applied on the turbine. According to the results of fatigue analyses, some optimal designs on the turbine are verified. The results show that with the optimal designs, the hydraulic performances of the turbine do not change too much while the maximum stress on the turbine decrease and the fatigue life increase as well.

  5. Hydroacoustic simulation of rotor-stator interaction in resonance conditions in Francis pump-turbine

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    Nicolet, C.; Ruchonnet, N.; Alligné, S.; Koutnik, J.; Avellan, F.

    2010-08-01

    Combined effect of rotating pressure field related to runner blade and wakes of wicket gates leads to rotor stator interactions, RSI, in Francis pump-turbines. These interactions induce pressures waves propagating in the entire hydraulic machine. Superposition of those pressure waves may result in standing wave in the spiral casing and rotating diametrical mode in the guide vanes and can cause strong pressure fluctuations and vibrations. This paper presents the modeling, simulation and analysis of Rotor-Stator Interaction of a scale model of a Francis pump-turbine and related test rig using a one-dimensional approach. The hydroacoustic modeling of the Francis pump-turbine takes into account the spiral casing, the 20 guide vanes, the 9 rotating runner vanes. The connection between stationary and rotating parts is ensured by a valve network driven according to the unsteady flow distribution between guide vanes and runner vanes. Time domain simulations are performed for 2 different runner rotational speeds in turbine mode. The simulation results are analyzed in frequency domain and highlights hydroacoustic resonance between RSI excitations and the spiral case. Rotating diametrical mode in the vaneless gap and standing wave in the spiral case are identified. The influence of the resonance on phase and amplitude of pressure fluctuations obtained for both the spiral case and the vaneless gap is analyzed. The mode shape and frequencies are confirmed using eigenvalues analysis.

  6. The calculation of fluid-structure interaction and fatigue analysis for Francis turbine runner

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    Francis turbine, as a widely used hydro turbine, is especially suited for the hydropower station with high hydraulic head and higher hydraulic head. For such turbine generator units all around the world, the crack streaks usually come out after a long time use and the resulted accidents may cause huge losses. Hence, it is meaningful to refine the design assuring the stability and safety of the Francis turbine. In this paper, the stiffness and strength as well as the fatigue life of the Francis turbine are studied. Concerning on the turbine of one certain hydropower station, the flow field inside the turbine are first simulated and the pressure distribution around the blades are derived. Meanwhile, the stress distributions of the blades are also obtained. Based on these, the fatigue analyses are applied on the turbine. According to the results of fatigue analyses, some optimal designs on the turbine are verified. The results show that with the optimal designs, the hydraulic performances of the turbine do not change too much while the maximum stress on the turbine decrease and the fatigue life increase as well.

  7. Don quijote, Christelike geloof en natuurwetenskap 1

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    H.P.P. Lötter

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    The story about Don Qulchote and the windmills is used in this article as an analogy to typify the debates that have taken place in history between natural science and representatives of Christian religion. The analogy is tested on debates that took place around Galileo. Darwin, Newton, Cuvier and the Big Bang theory. The analogy matches these debates quite well and this Is explained by the view that scientific claims to knowledge, and claims to knowledge based on Christian faith, belong to d...

  8. Delbrueck Prize Talk: ``I Don't Believe a Word of It'': My Struggles With Max Delbruck's Ghost

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    Austin, Robert

    2014-03-01

    I never meet Max Delbruck, but I have worked with similarly great biological physicists. Because of this, I am familiar with the expression ``I don't believe a word of it'' that Max Delbruck was known to say, and other great biological physicists have been known to say. Lately I have been working on evolution dynamics and how one might accelerate evolution of de novo mutations by standing on the shoulders of great theoretical evolution biologists such as Sewall Wright and Conrad Waddington and following their insights. I have found Delbruck's pronouncement ``I don't believe a word of it'' ringing in my ears. I will try to convince the ghost of Delbruck and his present day acolytes that Darwin did not have the final say on evolution, that biological organisms are quite creative when it comes to evolution of new traits, and that failure to understand this complexity in evolution has had a major impact on our struggles with the physics of cancer.

  9. From glass flowers to computer games: Examining the emergent media practices of plant biologists

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    Reitmeyer, Morgan

    The goal of this project is to begin investigating the emergent media practices of current academic disciplines. This dissertation posits that Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) scholars have investigated new media use in undergraduate pedagogy, and to some extent the practices of graduate students. However, WAC scholars have yet to try to understand how Writing in the Disciplines (WID) is being impacted by emergent media. The gap might be, in part, accounted for by the complexity of researching disciplinary writing compounded by the complexity of researching new media. However, in order to both design effective undergraduate curriculum and partner with peers across the discipline, this research must take place. This dissertation proposes a mixed method process, consisting of textual analysis, interviews and observations, in order to understand emergent media writing in the disciplines. Specifically, this research focuses on the practices of plant biologists online publication, online professionalization, and changing use of databases. This preliminary study reflects on the research practices that could be used to gather this information, as well what rhetoric and composition scholars have to gain from this type of difficult work.

  10. Conscience dilemma: to become a bioengineer or to survive as a biologist.

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    Selimoglu, Sureyya Mert

    2014-01-01

    Bioengineering is the consideration of biological problems from modern engineering, therefore money-oriented, perspective. Today, grant-giving bodies always favor bioengineering projects rather than pure biology projects (like those in ecology, entomology, etc.). Therefore, today's biologist is forced to be on the horns of a dilemma. They have to either submit a very powerful and valid reason for the proposal of their project, or change the project to one having a potential of money-based outcome. On the other hand, because of dealing with the living components of nature, conducting a research in pure biology is like a kind of worship. For this reason, from a believer scientist's view, a deviation (in terms of research) from biology to bioengineering can be considered like committing a sin. Unfortunately, today's wild capitalism has been bringing new sinners day by day, and this system will continue for the foreseeable future unless grant-giving bodies comprehend the real importance of pure biology. PMID:25936219

  11. Don't be such a scientist talking substance in an age of style

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    2009-01-01

    How to relate scientific information in a way that entertains and enlightens? After twenty years as a marine biologist, a Ph.D. from Harvard, a tenured professorship at the University of New Hampshire, and more than twenty published research papers, why is Dr. Randy Olson telling readers, 'Don't Be Such a Scientist'? The hard-earned advice comes from a fifteen-year career transition to filmmaking, culminating in the acclaimed documentaries "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus" and "Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy". In his first book, Olson makes clear what those glued to their microscopes and climate models may not recognize: the general public doesn't speak science. For better or worse, most of us rely not on intellect, but on what Olson terms the organs of mass communication: the heart, the gut, and even 'the lower organs'. Why else do some still question the existence of global warming or evolution when the evidence is irrefutable? Drawing on his own hilarious - and at times humiliating...

  12. Numerical simulation of pressure fluctuations in a large Francis turbine runner

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    Wang, Fujun; Liao, Cuilin; Tang, Xuelin

    2012-11-01

    The pressure fluctuation caused by unsteady flow in runner is one of the main reasons of vibration for a large Francis hydraulic turbine. It directly affects the steady operation of the hydraulic turbine unit. The existing research of the pressure fluctuation in hydraulic turbine mainly focuses on the unsteady flow in draft tube. Accurate distribution of pressure fluctuations inside a runner is not very clear. In this paper, the numerical method for predicting the pressure fluctuations in runner is investigated and the numerical simulation is performed for a large Francis hydraulic turbine. It is proved that the combination of shear-stress transport(SST) k- ω turbulence model and pressure-implicit with splitting of operators(PISO) algorithm could give more reliable prediction of pressure fluctuations in runner. The frequencies of pressure fluctuations in runner are affected by the flow in guide vane and the flow in draft tube. The first dominant frequency is significantly determined by the flow in draft tube, especially at part load condition. This frequency is approximately equal to one-third of the runner rotating frequency. The evident second dominant frequency is exactly equal to the guide vane passing frequency. The peak-to-peak amplitudes of pressure fluctuations in runner at small guide vane open angle are larger than that at large open angle at the same operating head. The amplitudes at points on blade pressure surface are generally greater than that on suction surface. The research results could be used to direct the hydraulic design and operation stability improvement of a large Francis hydraulic turbine.

  13. Static and dynamic stress analyses of the prototype high head Francis runner based on site measurement

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    Huang, X.; Oram, C.; Sick, M.

    2014-03-01

    More efforts are put on hydro-power to balance voltage and frequency within seconds for primary control in modern smart grids. This requires hydraulic turbines to run at off-design conditions. especially at low load or speed-no load. Besides. the tendency of increasing power output and decreasing weight of the turbine runners has also led to the high level vibration problem of the runners. especially high head Francis runners. Therefore. it is important to carry out the static and dynamic stress analyses of prototype high head Francis runners. This paper investigates the static and dynamic stresses on the prototype high head Francis runner based on site measurements and numerical simulations. The site measurements are performed with pressure transducers and strain gauges. Based on the measured results. computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for the flow channel from stay vane to draft tube cone are performed. Static pressure distributions and dynamic pressure pulsations caused by rotor-stator interaction (RSI) are obtained under various operating conditions. With the CFD results. static and dynamic stresses on the runner at different operating points are calculated by means of the finite element method (FEM). The agreement between simulation and measurement is analysed with linear regression method. which indicates that the numerical result agrees well with that of measurement. Furthermore. the maximum static and dynamic stresses on the runner blade are obtained at various operating points. The relations of the maximum stresses and the power output are discussed in detail. The influences of the boundary conditions on the structural behaviour of the runner are also discussed.

  14. Dynamic load on a Francis turbine runner from simulations based on measurements

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    Storli, P.-T.; Nielsen, T. K.

    2014-03-01

    The frequency of the Nordic power grid has become more volatile during recent years. This gives rise to two effects in synchronous machines. Firstly, as grid frequency changes the rotational speed of synchronous machines must change likewise. Secondly, the Nordic grid uses speed droop operation extensively as the primary governing; hence the power produced is a function of the grid frequency. These two coupled effects will lead to the runner and axle on synchronous machines having to cope with a varying level of torque. Even if the unit is supposedly operating at steady state via a fixed set point for the production, the influence of the varying grid frequency is that the torque in not steady at all. Recent years' new high head Francis runners in Norway have shown a tendency towards experiencing fatigue to a greater extent than what seem to be the case for new runners decades ago. Leading to this paper, measurements have been made of the rotational speed; generator power; main servo motor position and grid frequency at a Francis turbine unit. Based on these measurements simulations that include the hydraulic domain have then been performed. From these simulation results a property is constructed which is intended as a qualitative measure of the material stresses induced in the rotating masses of the unit, and is representative of the dynamical loads on the material of the rotating masses. The work is a part of a longer term goal, namely identifying the stress oscillations in a Francis turbine runner operating at speed of rotation oscillating because of grid frequency variations.

  15. Static and dynamic stress analyses of the prototype high head Francis runner based on site measurement

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    More efforts are put on hydro-power to balance voltage and frequency within seconds for primary control in modern smart grids. This requires hydraulic turbines to run at off-design conditions. especially at low load or speed-no load. Besides. the tendency of increasing power output and decreasing weight of the turbine runners has also led to the high level vibration problem of the runners. especially high head Francis runners. Therefore. it is important to carry out the static and dynamic stress analyses of prototype high head Francis runners. This paper investigates the static and dynamic stresses on the prototype high head Francis runner based on site measurements and numerical simulations. The site measurements are performed with pressure transducers and strain gauges. Based on the measured results. computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for the flow channel from stay vane to draft tube cone are performed. Static pressure distributions and dynamic pressure pulsations caused by rotor-stator interaction (RSI) are obtained under various operating conditions. With the CFD results. static and dynamic stresses on the runner at different operating points are calculated by means of the finite element method (FEM). The agreement between simulation and measurement is analysed with linear regression method. which indicates that the numerical result agrees well with that of measurement. Furthermore. the maximum static and dynamic stresses on the runner blade are obtained at various operating points. The relations of the maximum stresses and the power output are discussed in detail. The influences of the boundary conditions on the structural behaviour of the runner are also discussed

  16. Don Quijote, el escribidor y el escritor

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    Giovanna Pollarolo

    2010-01-01

    In his diverse critical studies, Mario Vargas Llosa has shown particular interest in reflecting on Miguel de Cervantes’s novelistic theory in accordance with his own concerns as a scholar and novelist. Suffice it to read the essay “Una novela para el siglo XXI” that he wrote in 2005 as an introduction to the edition of Don Quijote prepared to celebrate the IV Centenario, to make sure that Vargas Llosa “reads” Cervantes in accordance with his own reflections on the theory of the novel, fanatic...

  17. Transgender people in the military: don't ask? Don't tell? Don't enlist!

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    Yerke, Adam F; Mitchell, Valory

    2013-01-01

    The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell offered legal equality to sexual minorities in the military. However, this big step forward had no impact on the policy of exclusion and rejection and the fear and secrecy that resulted for transgender people (whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, or heterosexual). In this article, we argue that transgender citizens should have equal opportunity to honorably serve their country, and to be treated with respect and sensitivity as they do so. Many transgender persons may be drawn to military service and its ethos of masculine values. However, they are currently not permitted entry, and, if they are to enter, must remain hidden or face dismissal, leaving them vulnerable to harassment. While they report both positive and negative experiences during their service, research documents discrimination in veterans' healthcare as well as mental health risks resulting from fear and harassment. In contrast to the United States, 11 countries include transgender people in their militaries. Drawing in part from their examples, we end with recommendations for change in the direction of respect and equality of opportunity. PMID:23414281

  18. ¿El fin de la historia? Nota sobre el espejismo de Francis Fukuyama

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article a critic to Francis Fukuyama’s end of history thesis is made. The essay starts with a comparison between Hegel’s and Fukuyama’s vision of history, and his author believes that there exist no mayor compatibilities between both, but in the contrary, meaningful differences. Afterwards, the writer proceeds to compare Fukuyama’s ideas with fact reality and, according to him, neither would exist a mayor concordance between this and those. The writer, fi nally, insinuates that the American intellectual falls into a mirage which principal characteristic is –paradoxically- its lack of historical sense.

  19. Influence of the rotor-stator interaction on the dynamic stresses of Francis runners

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    Guillaume, R.; Deniau, J. L.; Scolaro, D.; Colombet, C.

    2012-11-01

    Thanks to advances in computing capabilities and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques, it is now possible to calculate realistic unsteady pressure fields in Francis turbines. This paper will explain methods to calculate the structural loads and the dynamic behaviour in order to optimize the turbine design and maximize its reliability and lifetime. Depending on the operating conditions of a Francis turbine, different hydraulic phenomena may impact the mechanical behaviour of the structure. According to their nature, these highly variable phenomena should be treated differently and specifically in order to estimate the potential risks arising on submerged structures, in particular the runner. The operating condition studied thereafter is the point at maximum power with the maximum head. Under this condition, the runner is excited by only one dynamic phenomenon named the Rotor-Stator Interaction (RSI). The origin of the phenomenon is located on the radial gap of the turbine and is the source of pressure fluctuations. A fluid-structure analysis is performed to observe the influence of that dynamic pressure field on the runner behaviour. The first part of the paper deals with the unsteady fluid computation. The RSI phenomenon is totally unsteady so the fluid simulation must take into account the entire machine and its rotation movement, in order to obtain a dynamic pressure field. In the second part of the paper, a method suitable for the RSI study is developed. It is known that the fluctuating pressure in this gap can be described as a sum of spatial components. By evaluating these components in the CFD results and on the scale model, it is possible to assess the relevance of the numerical results on the whole runner. After this step, the numerical pressure field can be used as the dynamic load of the structure. The final part of the paper presentsthe mechanical finite element calculations. A modal analysis of the runner in water and a harmonic analysis of its

  20. Optimizing runner blade profile of Francis turbine to minimize sediment erosion

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    Thapa, B. S.; Thapa, B.; Eltvik, M.; Gjosater, K.; Dahlhaug, O. G.

    2012-11-01

    Hard sediment particles as quartz are present in high amount in the rivers across Asian and Andes mountain ranges. This cause the run-off-river hydropower plants in these regions to suffer from erosion wear. The hydro turbine components erode severely during the monsoon periods. Due to high relative velocity the turbine runners are more vulnerable. Loss of turbine efficiency and high cost of repair and maintenance are the major consequences of the erosion. Several attempts including surface coatings to control the sediment erosion in Francis runners have not shown satisfactory results. One of the emerging solutions is to reduce the relative velocity inside the runner by improving the hydraulic design. This includes optimization of the runner blade profile to reduce sediment erosion, while avoiding cavitation and still maintaining the highest possible efficiency. This study has been conducted to identify the alternative blade profiles of high head Francis runners and estimate the effects of sediment erosion on each new profile. A new design program named as "Khoj" has been developed to facilitate this study. The program can generate the profiles of Francis runner based on the traditional equations. It is also capable to export the designs for CFD and FEM analysis. Erosion factor has been defined as a means to compare the relative change in sediment erosion due to the variation of the runner design. A reference turbine has been established and alternative blade profiles have been designed. CFD analysis has been conducted to evaluate the performance of the alternative designs relative to the erosive conditions of the reference turbine. It has been observed that the shape of runner blade has a significant effect on velocity distribution and hence on the sediment erosion of the runner. Results of CFD analysis validates prediction from the design program that the blade profile with higher blade loading at outlet can reduce the sediment erosion in runner up to 33%. It was

  1. Influence of the rotor-stator interaction on the dynamic stresses of Francis runners

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    Thanks to advances in computing capabilities and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques, it is now possible to calculate realistic unsteady pressure fields in Francis turbines. This paper will explain methods to calculate the structural loads and the dynamic behaviour in order to optimize the turbine design and maximize its reliability and lifetime. Depending on the operating conditions of a Francis turbine, different hydraulic phenomena may impact the mechanical behaviour of the structure. According to their nature, these highly variable phenomena should be treated differently and specifically in order to estimate the potential risks arising on submerged structures, in particular the runner. The operating condition studied thereafter is the point at maximum power with the maximum head. Under this condition, the runner is excited by only one dynamic phenomenon named the Rotor-Stator Interaction (RSI). The origin of the phenomenon is located on the radial gap of the turbine and is the source of pressure fluctuations. A fluid-structure analysis is performed to observe the influence of that dynamic pressure field on the runner behaviour. The first part of the paper deals with the unsteady fluid computation. The RSI phenomenon is totally unsteady so the fluid simulation must take into account the entire machine and its rotation movement, in order to obtain a dynamic pressure field. In the second part of the paper, a method suitable for the RSI study is developed. It is known that the fluctuating pressure in this gap can be described as a sum of spatial components. By evaluating these components in the CFD results and on the scale model, it is possible to assess the relevance of the numerical results on the whole runner. After this step, the numerical pressure field can be used as the dynamic load of the structure. The final part of the paper presentsthe mechanical finite element calculations. A modal analysis of the runner in water and a harmonic analysis of its

  2. Optimizing runner blade profile of Francis turbine to minimize sediment erosion

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    Hard sediment particles as quartz are present in high amount in the rivers across Asian and Andes mountain ranges. This cause the run-off-river hydropower plants in these regions to suffer from erosion wear. The hydro turbine components erode severely during the monsoon periods. Due to high relative velocity the turbine runners are more vulnerable. Loss of turbine efficiency and high cost of repair and maintenance are the major consequences of the erosion. Several attempts including surface coatings to control the sediment erosion in Francis runners have not shown satisfactory results. One of the emerging solutions is to reduce the relative velocity inside the runner by improving the hydraulic design. This includes optimization of the runner blade profile to reduce sediment erosion, while avoiding cavitation and still maintaining the highest possible efficiency. This study has been conducted to identify the alternative blade profiles of high head Francis runners and estimate the effects of sediment erosion on each new profile. A new design program named as 'Khoj' has been developed to facilitate this study. The program can generate the profiles of Francis runner based on the traditional equations. It is also capable to export the designs for CFD and FEM analysis. Erosion factor has been defined as a means to compare the relative change in sediment erosion due to the variation of the runner design. A reference turbine has been established and alternative blade profiles have been designed. CFD analysis has been conducted to evaluate the performance of the alternative designs relative to the erosive conditions of the reference turbine. It has been observed that the shape of runner blade has a significant effect on velocity distribution and hence on the sediment erosion of the runner. Results of CFD analysis validates prediction from the design program that the blade profile with higher blade loading at outlet can reduce the sediment erosion in runner up to 33%. It was

  3. Francis Bacon y el atomismo: una nueva evaluación

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    Silvia Manzo

    2008-01-01

    En la actualidad no hay una interpretación unánime acerca de la teoría de la materia de Francis Bacon. Los desacuerdos giran particularmente en torno al atomismo de Bacon y a sus ideas animistas. En este artículo sostengo que a pesar de que Bacon cambió su visión del atomismo repetidas veces, nunca lo rechazó por completo. Reconstruiré las diversas opiniones de Bacon en orden cronológico para establecer su evaluación final del atomismo y las razones sobre las que la justifica. Debido a que Ba...

  4. Measuring the continuum linear polarization with ESPaDOnS

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    Pereyra, A; Martioli, E

    2014-01-01

    Our goal is to test the feasibility to obtain accurate measurements of the continuum linear polarization from high-resolution spectra using the spectropolarimetric mode of ESPaDOnS. We used the new pipeline OPERA to reduce recent and archived ESPaDOnS data. A couple of standard polarization stars and several science objects were tested. Synthetic broad-band polarization was computed from the ESPaDOnS continuum linear polarization spectra and compared with published values to quantify the accuracy of the instrument. The continuum linear polarization measured by ESPaDOnS is consistent with the broad-band polarimetry measurements available in the literature. The polarization degree accuracy is better than 0.2% considering the full sample. The accuracy in polarization position angle using the most polarized objects is better than 5deg. Our results suggest that measurements of the continuum linear polarization using ESPaDOnS are viable.

  5. Dynamic global Vreman model for large eddy simulation of inhomogeneous turbulent flow in a full passage of Francis turbine

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    Wang, W. Q.; Hao, D. W.; Zhang, L. X.; Guo, Y. K.

    2012-11-01

    In the present study, the subgrid-scale (SGS) eddy-viscosity model developed by Vreman [Phys. Fluids 16 (2004) 3670] and its dynamic version [Phys. Fluids 19 (2007) 065110] are tested in large-eddy simulations (LES) of the inhomogeneous turbulent flow in a full passage of Francis turbine. Distributions of pressure, velocity and vortices as well as some flow structure are gained, which is helpful to examine the performance of SGS model for complex turbulent flow and understand the flow characters in full passage of Francis turbine.

  6. St. Francis came at dawn--the miraculous recovery of a hemiplegic monk in the Middle Ages.

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    Moog, Ferdinand Peter; Karenberg, Axel

    2003-09-15

    We present the English translation of a remarkable case report from the 13th century. A collection of miracles ascribed to St. Francis contains the story of a young monk suddenly afflicted by a neurological disorder characterized by hemiplegia, speech problems and confusion. St. Francis' appearance led to complete recovery. From a theological and literary point of view, the text includes many allusions to the miracles performed by Jesus and to pagan traditions from Asclepius to Ovid. Retrospective neurological diagnoses range from a prolonged ischemic neurological deficit (PRIND) to psychogenesis. This case history is a rare example of faith healing in its contemporary context. PMID:12873749

  7. Cognitive empathy in inter-disciplinary research: the contrasting attitudes of plant breeders and molecular biologists towards rice

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    E Haribabu

    2000-12-01

    I draw attention to the perceptions of and interactions between molecular biologists and scientists engaged in plant breeding in India, who have been attempting to employ molecular biology tools to understand and intervene to improve the rice crop. The present essay suggests that the concept of cognitive empathy is crucial for enabling basic scientists and applied scientists to begin to understand phenomena from the point of view of the other and from the point of view of society at large, and in arriving at solutions that are scientifically feasible and socially acceptable. Socialization into disciplinary cultures, organizational factors and individual anxieties seem to inhibit inter-disciplinary collaboration. The majority of rice breeders and a small group of molecular biologists emphasize the relative merits of marker-assisted selection (MAS) in the near term vis-à-vis the currently controversial transgenic approach for rice crop improvement in India.

  8. Gloss paints in late paintings by Francis Picabia: a multi-analytical study

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    Kokkori, Maria; Hubert, Marie-Odile; Balcar, Nathalie; Barabant, Gilles; Sutherland, Ken; Casadio, Francesca

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, a multi-analytical approach for the study of the materials used by Francis Picabia in two paintings dating from 1949 and 1950 is reported, with a particular reference to the possible use of enamel paints. The study is complemented by analysis of paints that had the appearance of glossy enamel sampled from the artist's easel in the collection of the Comité Francis Picabia. Analysis with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry with thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation (THM-Py-GCMS) and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy revealed that only few paints match the composition of historical reference samples of Ripolin enamels, while the majority of the glossy paints sampled likely consist of mixtures of binders and varnishes made by the artist. This study confirms the importance of scientific testing and comparison with reference materials, when determining artists' use of enamel paints. Results should be interpreted in the context of documentary/historical evidence, for a more informed characterization of oleoresinous paint media.

  9. Hydraulic design of a low-specific speed Francis runner for a hydraulic cooling tower

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    Ruan, H.; Luo, X. Q.; Liao, W. L.; Zhao, Y. P.

    2012-11-01

    The air blower in a cooling tower is normally driven by an electromotor, and the electric energy consumed by the electromotor is tremendous. The remaining energy at the outlet of the cooling cycle is considerable. This energy can be utilized to drive a hydraulic turbine and consequently to rotate the air blower. The purpose of this project is to recycle energy, lower energy consumption and reduce pollutant discharge. Firstly, a two-order polynomial is proposed to describe the blade setting angle distribution law along the meridional streamline in the streamline equation. The runner is designed by the point-to-point integration method with a specific blade setting angle distribution. Three different ultra-low-specificspeed Francis runners with different wrap angles are obtained in this method. Secondly, based on CFD numerical simulations, the effects of blade setting angle distribution on pressure coefficient distribution and relative efficiency have been analyzed. Finally, blade angles of inlet and outlet and control coefficients of blade setting angle distribution law are optimal variables, efficiency and minimum pressure are objective functions, adopting NSGA-II algorithm, a multi-objective optimization for ultra-low-specific speed Francis runner is carried out. The obtained results show that the optimal runner has higher efficiency and better cavitation performance.

  10. Study on stress characteristics of Francis hydraulic turbine runner based on two-way FSI

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    Zhu, W. R.; Xiao, R. F.; Yang, W.; Liu, J.; Wang, F. J.

    2012-11-01

    In recent years, cracking phenomenon occurs in many large-sized turbines both nationally and internationally, which has threatened the stable operation of hydraulic turbines. Consequently, Stress characteristics calculation and analysis of a Francis hydraulic turbine runner by application of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) technology become significantly important. In order to introduce two-way coupling technology to hydraulic machinery, two-way FSI technology is applied in this article to calculate and analyze stress characteristics. Through coordinate system transformation, the continuity equations and Navier-Stokes equations in the Cartesian coordinates system are firstly transformed to ALE coordinates system. The fluid field control equations are then constructed and discrete equations can be obtained by using flow-condition-based interpolation (FBIC-C). The structure static mechanics equations used are established in rotation coordinate system, and modeled with the finite method. Two-way coupling is computed by using iteration method. The fluid equations and structure equations are iterated until coupling coefficients converge. According to structure result, the maximum stress, displacement as well as its location can be found. As a result, the most easily wear position can be discovered which provides valuable basis for optimized design and stable operation of Francis hydraulic turbines. After comparing the results with that of one-way coupling, it is discovered that displacements is the key factors which affects the results of one-way and two-way coupling.

  11. Turbulent flow computation through a model Francis turbine and its performance prediction

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    Wu, Y.; Liu, S.; Wu, X.; Dou, H.; Zhang, L.; Tao, X.

    2010-08-01

    In this paper an improved k-ω turbulence model is proposed, which brings the nonlinear term of the mean fluid flow transition to the ω equation in the original k-ω model of Wilcox. Based on the improved k-ω turbulence model, three dimensional turbulent flow computation is carried out through the whole flow passage including the spiral casing, stay vanes, guide vanes, runner and draft tube of a model Francis turbine. In calculation the direct coupling method is used to solve the RANS turbulent flow governing equations for the Francis model turbine by Ansys CFX software. Since the feasibility of the improved k-ω turbulence model to hydro-turbine performance prediction is the present main concern, its validation is conducted by the steady flow simulation. Comparisons of the computational results on energy characteristics with test data and with different turbulence models at different flow rate cases indicate that the present method has sufficient potential to simulate the turbulent flow in hydraulic turbines and to predict their performances.

  12. Numerical predictions of pressure pulses in a Francis pump turbine with misali-gned guide vanes

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    肖业祥; 王正伟; 张瑾; 罗永要

    2014-01-01

    Previous experimental and numerical analyses of the pressure pulse characteristics in a Francis turbine are extended here by using the unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations with the shear stress transport (SST) turbulence model to model the unsteady flow within the entire flow passage of a large Francis pump turbine with misaligned guide vanes at the rated rotational speed. The S-curve characteristics are analyzed by a combined use of the model test and the steady state simulation with the aligned guide vane firstly. Four misaligned guide vanes with two different openings are chosen to analyze the influence of pressure pulses in the turbine. The characteristics of the dominant unsteady flow frequencies in different parts of the pump turbine for various misaligned guide vane openings are investigated in detail. The predicted hydraulic performance and the pressure fluctuations show that the misaligned guide vanes reduce the relative pressure fluctuation amplitudes in the stationary part of the flow passage, but not the runner blades. The misaligned guide vanes have changed the low frequencies in the entire flow passage with the change of the pulse amplitudes mainly due to changes in the rotor-stator interaction and the low frequency vortex rope flow behavior.

  13. Experimental identification and study of hydraulic resonance test rig with Francis turbine operating at partial load

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    Favrel, A.; Landry, C.; Müller, A.; Avellan, F.

    2012-11-01

    Resonance in hydraulic systems is characterized by pressure fluctuations of high amplitude which can lead to undesirable and dangerous effects, such as noise, vibration and structural failure. For a Francis turbine operating at partial load, the cavitating vortex rope developing at the outlet of the runner induces pressure fluctuations which can excite the hydraulic system resonance, leading to undesirable large torque and power fluctuations. At resonant operating points, the prediction of amplitude pressure fluctuations by hydro-acoustic models breaks down and gives unreliable results. A more detailed knowledge of the eigenmodes and a better understanding of phenomenon occurring at resonance could allow improving the hydro-acoustic models prediction.This paper presents an experimental identification of a resonance observed in a close-looped hydraulic system with a Francis turbine reduced scale model operating at partial load. The resonance is excited matching one of the test rig eigenfrequencies with the vortex rope precession frequency. At this point, the hydro-acoustic response of the test rig is studied more precisely and used finally to reproduce the shape of the excited eigenmode.

  14. On the performance of a high head Francis turbine at design and off-design conditions

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    In the present paper, fully 360 degrees transient and steady-state simulations of a Francis turbine were performed at three operating conditions, namely at part load (PL), best efficiency point (BEP), and high load (HL), using different numerical approaches for the pressure-velocity coupling. The simulation domain includes the spiral casing with stay and guide vanes, the runner and the draft tube. The main target of the investigations is the numerical prediction of the overall performance of the high head Francis turbine model as well as local and integral quantities of the complete machine in different operating conditions. All results were compared with experimental data published by the workshop organization. All CFD simulations were performed at model scale with a new in-house, 3D, unstructured, object-oriented finite volume code within the framework of the open source OpenFOAM library. The novel fully coupled pressure-based solver is designed to solve the incompressible RANS- Equations and is capable of handling multiple references of frame (MRF). The obtained results show that the overall performance is well captured by the simulations. Regarding the local flow distributions within the inlet section of the draft-tube, the axial velocity is better estimated than the circumferential component

  15. Experimental identification and study of hydraulic resonance test rig with Francis turbine operating at partial load

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    Resonance in hydraulic systems is characterized by pressure fluctuations of high amplitude which can lead to undesirable and dangerous effects, such as noise, vibration and structural failure. For a Francis turbine operating at partial load, the cavitating vortex rope developing at the outlet of the runner induces pressure fluctuations which can excite the hydraulic system resonance, leading to undesirable large torque and power fluctuations. At resonant operating points, the prediction of amplitude pressure fluctuations by hydro-acoustic models breaks down and gives unreliable results. A more detailed knowledge of the eigenmodes and a better understanding of phenomenon occurring at resonance could allow improving the hydro-acoustic models prediction.This paper presents an experimental identification of a resonance observed in a close-looped hydraulic system with a Francis turbine reduced scale model operating at partial load. The resonance is excited matching one of the test rig eigenfrequencies with the vortex rope precession frequency. At this point, the hydro-acoustic response of the test rig is studied more precisely and used finally to reproduce the shape of the excited eigenmode.

  16. Study on stress characteristics of Francis hydraulic turbine runner based on two-way FSI

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    In recent years, cracking phenomenon occurs in many large-sized turbines both nationally and internationally, which has threatened the stable operation of hydraulic turbines. Consequently, Stress characteristics calculation and analysis of a Francis hydraulic turbine runner by application of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) technology become significantly important. In order to introduce two-way coupling technology to hydraulic machinery, two-way FSI technology is applied in this article to calculate and analyze stress characteristics. Through coordinate system transformation, the continuity equations and Navier-Stokes equations in the Cartesian coordinates system are firstly transformed to ALE coordinates system. The fluid field control equations are then constructed and discrete equations can be obtained by using flow-condition-based interpolation (FBIC-C). The structure static mechanics equations used are established in rotation coordinate system, and modeled with the finite method. Two-way coupling is computed by using iteration method. The fluid equations and structure equations are iterated until coupling coefficients converge. According to structure result, the maximum stress, displacement as well as its location can be found. As a result, the most easily wear position can be discovered which provides valuable basis for optimized design and stable operation of Francis hydraulic turbines. After comparing the results with that of one-way coupling, it is discovered that displacements is the key factors which affects the results of one-way and two-way coupling.

  17. On the performance of a high head Francis turbine at design and off-design conditions

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    Aakti, B.; Amstutz, O.; Casartelli, E.; Romanelli, G.; Mangani, L.

    2015-01-01

    In the present paper, fully 360 degrees transient and steady-state simulations of a Francis turbine were performed at three operating conditions, namely at part load (PL), best efficiency point (BEP), and high load (HL), using different numerical approaches for the pressure-velocity coupling. The simulation domain includes the spiral casing with stay and guide vanes, the runner and the draft tube. The main target of the investigations is the numerical prediction of the overall performance of the high head Francis turbine model as well as local and integral quantities of the complete machine in different operating conditions. All results were compared with experimental data published by the workshop organization. All CFD simulations were performed at model scale with a new in-house, 3D, unstructured, object-oriented finite volume code within the framework of the open source OpenFOAM library. The novel fully coupled pressure-based solver is designed to solve the incompressible RANS- Equations and is capable of handling multiple references of frame (MRF). The obtained results show that the overall performance is well captured by the simulations. Regarding the local flow distributions within the inlet section of the draft-tube, the axial velocity is better estimated than the circumferential component.

  18. Don quijote, Christelike geloof en natuurwetenskap 1

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    Full Text Available The story about Don Qulchote and the windmills is used in this article as an analogy to typify the debates that have taken place in history between natural science and representatives of Christian religion. The analogy is tested on debates that took place around Galileo. Darwin, Newton, Cuvier and the Big Bang theory. The analogy matches these debates quite well and this Is explained by the view that scientific claims to knowledge, and claims to knowledge based on Christian faith, belong to different categories and are thus not concurrents for the same truth. Gilbert Ryle's criticism on Descartes' mind-body dualism is used here to strengthen this argument. The article is concluded by pointing out in what ways one can engage in a meaningful debate on the nature of the relationship between science and Christian religion.

  19. 77 FR 68822 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis...

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark...: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation...

  20. 77 FR 68821 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis...

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark...: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation...

  1. Measuring Attitude toward Theistic Faith: Assessing the Astley-Francis Scale among Christian, Muslim and Secular Youth in England

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    Francis, Leslie J.; Brockett, Adrian; Village, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Alongside a family of instruments designed to measure the attitudinal dimension of religion within specific faith contexts (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism), the Astley-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Theistic Faith was designed to assess the attitudinal dimension of religion within a multifaith context. Drawing on a sample of 4338…

  2. We don't need another hero.

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    Badaracco, J L

    2001-09-01

    Everybody loves the stories of heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, and Gandhi. But the heroic model of moral leadership usually doesn't work in the corporate world. Modesty and restraint are largely responsible for the achievements of the most effective moral leaders in business. The author, a specialist in business ethics, says the quiet leaders he has studied follow four basic rules in meeting ethical challenges and making decisions. The rules constitute an important resource for executives who want to encourage the development of such leaders among their middle managers. The first rule is "Put things off till tomorrow." The passage of time allows turbulent waters to calm and lets leaders' moral instincts emerge. "Pick your battles" means that quiet leaders don't waste political capital on fights they can't win; they save it for occasions when they really want to fight. "Bend the rules, don't break them" sounds easier than it is--bending the rules in order to resolve a complicated situation requires imagination, discipline, restraint, flexibility, and entrepreneurship. The fourth rule, "Find a compromise," reflects the author's finding that quiet leaders try not to see situations as polarized tests of ethical principles. These individuals work hard to craft compromises that are "good enough"--responsible and workable enough--to satisfy themselves, their companies, and their customers. The vast majority of difficult problems are solved through the consistent striving of people working far from the limelight. Their quiet approach to leadership doesn't inspire, thrill, or provide story lines for uplifting TV shows. But the unglamorous efforts of quiet leaders make a tremendous difference every day in the corporate world. PMID:11550628

  3. Odgojno očinstvo. Don Boscova pouka

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    2007-01-01

    Podsjećajući na autobiografski don Boscov zapis o bolnom prisjećanju na smrt vlastita oca u ranom djetinjstvu, autor razmišlja o don Boscu kao duhovnom ocu mladih. Očinski lik ima važnu ulogu u don Boscovu odgajateljskom životu i djelovanju. U njegovu odgojnom sustavu posebno mjesto zauzima empatijska suosjećajnost s odgajanikom. Tako se između odgajatelja i odgajanika razvija specifična komunikacija po kojoj se odgajanika upućuje na prikladan put prema njemu svojstvenom rastu i zrelosti. Odg...

  4. Preliminary Measurements of the Radial Velocity in the Francis-99 Draft Tube Cone

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    Two-dimensional particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements in the draft tube cone of the Francis-99 model have been performed to complete the actual experimental data set with radial velocity data. The velocity profiles obtained presented some variation, which reason has not yet been identified. The presented results are therefore presented as preliminary until the reason is assessed. The axial velocity profiles corroborate well with the ones previously measured with laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) for all operating points investigated. The radial velocity measured is small in magnitude for all operating points compared to the axial velocity. A gyroscopic effect induced by the swirl leaving the runner and the draft tube bend seems to induce an asymmetry in the draft tube cone

  5. Francis turbine draft tube modelling for prediction of pressure fluctuations on prototype

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    Alligné, S.; Landry, C.; Favrel, A.; Nicolet, C.; Avellan, F.

    2015-12-01

    The prediction of pressure fluctuations amplitudes on Francis turbine prototype is a challenge for hydro-equipment industry since it is subjected to guarantees to ensure smooth and reliable operation of the hydro units. The European FP7 research project Hyperbole aims to setup a methodology to transpose the pressure fluctuations measured on the reduced scale model to the prototype generating units. This paper presents this methodology which relies on an advanced modelling of the draft tube cavitation flow, and focuses on the transposition to the prototype of the draft tube model parameters identified on the reduced scale model. Different modelling assumptions of the draft tube are considered and their influence on the eigenmodes and the forced response of the system are presented.

  6. Scanning-PIXE analysis of gold lace embroideries in a relic of St. Francis

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    In this work, we describe the compositional analysis performed by scanning-mode PIXE on the metal threads of a XIII century embroidery. The precious work analysed is the pillow-case used to cover the pillow, on which - according to tradition - St. Francis of Assisi was resting his head when he died. Measurements were performed in order to characterise the embroideries of the two sides and the passementerie in the lateral hems. Several areas, each of the order of two square millimetres, were scanned with a 3 MeV proton external beam of 20 μm size on target, using the external micro-beam facility of our laboratory, with list-mode acquisition. Analysis of elemental maps and spectra from selected homogeneous sub-areas allowed us to extract the quantitative composition of the gilded tape and estimates of its thickness

  7. Numerical simulations of the cavitation phenomena in a Francis turbine at deep part load conditions

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    Wack, J.; Riedelbauch, S.

    2015-12-01

    In recent years, the operating range of hydraulic machines has been more and more extended. As a consequence, the turbines are facing off-design conditions with highly complex flow phenomena like cavitation. In the present study, the occurrences of cavitating inter blade vortices at deep part load conditions in a Francis turbine are investigated using two-phase flow simulations. The numerical simulations require small time steps and fine meshes to reproduce the required flow characteristics and resolve the minimum pressure in the vortex core. Furthermore, the treatment of the outlet boundary condition is important, as this operating point is facing severe backflow in one diffusor channel in the draft tube. The simulation results indicate that the inter blade vortices can be reproduced.

  8. Detecting Nonlinearity in Pressure Data Inside the Draft Tube of a Real Francis Turbine

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    1995-01-01

    A general method for testing nonlinearity in time series is described and applied to measurements of different pressure data inside the draft tube surge of a real Francis turbine. Comparing the current original time series to an ensemble of surrogates time series, suitably constructed to mimic the linear properties of the original one, we was able to distinguish a linear stochastic from a nonlinear deterministic behaviour and, moreover, to quantify the degree of nonlinearity present in the related dynamics. The problem of detecting nonlinear structure in real data is quite complicated by the influence of various contaminations, like broadband noise and/or long coherence times. These difficulties have been overcame using the combination of a suitable nonlinear filtering technique and a qualitative redundancy statistic analysis. The above investigations allow a quantitative characterization of different dynamical regimes of motion of gas cavities inside real turbines and, moreover, allow to support the reliabil...

  9. Modelling and Internal Fuzzy Model Power Control of a Francis Water Turbine

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents dynamic modelling of a Francis turbine with a surge tank and the control of a hydro power plant (HPP. Non-linear and linear models include technical parameters and show high similarity to measurement data. Turbine power control with an internal model control (IMC is proposed, based on a turbine fuzzy model. Considering appropriate control responses in the entire area of turbine power, the model parameters of the process are determined from a fuzzy model, which are further included in the internal model controller. The results are compared to a proportional-integral (PI controller tuned with an integral absolute error (IAE objective function, and show an improved response of internal model control.

  10. Classics in psychiatry and the law: Francis Wharton on involuntary confessions.

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    Weiss, Kenneth J

    2012-01-01

    Philadelphia attorney Francis Wharton was a key intellectual figure in linking the sciences of medicine and law. In 1860, he published a monograph on involuntary confessions, which represented the closing chapter of Wharton and Stillé's Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. He had already published A Monograph on Mental Unsoundness in 1855, the first book of the Treatise in its first edition. Wharton was convinced that many criminals had an inner compulsion to confess or to be caught, explained as divine jurisprudence. His remarks on confessions include a typology spanning psychodynamics to police tactics, using contemporaneous, historical, and literary examples. This remarkable document provides insight into the dynamics of unintended and involuntary confessions and is compatible, in part, with current scholarship. The author contrasts Wharton's schema with those of his English predecessor Jeremy Bentham, the psychoanalyst Theodore Reik, and others, and concludes that it represents an important transition toward a psychological approach to the criminology of confessions. PMID:22396344

  11. Charged Particles are Prevented from Going Faster than the Speed of Light by Light Itself: A Biophysical Cell Biologist's Contribution to Physics

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    Investigations of living organisms have led biologists and physicians to introduce fundamental concepts, including Brownian motion, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Poiseuille's Law of fluid flow, and Fick's Law of diffusion into physics. Given the prominence of viscous forces within and around cells and the experience of identifying and quantifying such resistive forces, biophysical cell biologists have an unique perspective in discovering the viscous forces that cause moving particles to re...

  12. Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade

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    ... fullstory_157980.html Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as ... have always been told to get a tetanus shot every 10 years, but actually, there is very ...

  13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don't Be Misled

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    ... For Consumers Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don't Be Misled Share Tweet Linkedin ... HBOT Works What are the Risks No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to ...

  14. Most Pediatricians Don't Ask about Mom's Depression

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    ... html Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression About 4 in 10 moms with young kids ... pediatricians in the United States ask mothers about depression, even though the condition affects many women with ...

  15. News from the CFHT/ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter

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    The ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter has been in use on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) since 2004, for studying stars, galactic objects and planets. ESPaDOnS is used in queued service observing mode since 2008, which allows an optimization of the science outcome. In this article, we summarize the new functionalities and analyses made on ESPaDOnS operations and data for the present and future users. These modifications include: signal-to-noise ratio based observing, radial velocity nightly drifts, the OPERA pipeline under development, the measurement of H2O content in the Maunakea sky, and the use of ESPaDOnS with the neighbour telescope Gemini.

  16. Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon

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    ... html Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon International study puts common myth to rest To ... parents swear their children's behavior changes when the moon is full, but new research suggests otherwise. "Our ...

  17. Will 3552 Don Quixote escape from the Solar System?

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    Full Text Available Asteroid 1983 SA, well known as 3552 Don Quixote, is one of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs which is the most probable candidate for the cometary origin, or otherwise as Jupiter-Family-Comets (JFCs. The aim of this study is to investigate the possibility of 3552 Don Quixote to be ejected from the Solar System. This paper presents an orbital evolution of 100 hypothetical asteroids generated by cloning 3552 Don Quixote. Investigation of its orbital evolution is conducted by using the SWIFT subroutine package, where the gravitational perturbations of eight major planets in the Solar System are considered. Over very short time scales (220 kyr relative to the Solar System life time (10 Gyr, the asteroid 3552 Don Quixote gave an example of chaotic motion that can cause asteroid to move outward and may be followed by escaping from the Solar System. Probability of ejection within the 220 kyr time scale is 50%.

  18. Speak Up! But don't strain your voice

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    ... Disorders Speak Up! But don't strain your voice Past Issues / Fall 2008 Table of Contents For ... Javascript on. A clinical trial at the NIDCD Voice Center gave Sherdina Jones tools to limit voice ...

  19. News from the CFHT/ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter

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    Moutou, C.; Malo, L.; Manset, N.; Selliez-Vandernotte, L.; Desrochers, M.-E.

    2015-12-01

    The ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter has been in use on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) since 2004, for studying stars, galactic objects and planets. ESPaDOnS is used in queued service observing mode since 2008, which allows an optimization of the science outcome. In this article, we summarize the new functionalities and analyses made on ESPaDOnS operations and data for the present and future users. These modifications include: signal-to-noise ratio based observing, radial velocity nightly drifts, the OPERA pipeline under development, the measurement of H2O content in the Maunakea sky, and the use of ESPaDOnS with the neighbour telescope Gemini.

  20. Prediction of a Francis turbine prototype full load instability from investigations on the reduced scale model

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    The growing development of renewable energies combined with the process of privatization, lead to a change of economical energy market strategies. Instantaneous pricings of electricity as a function of demand or predictions, induces profitable peak productions which are mainly covered by hydroelectric power plants. Therefore, operators harness more hydroelectric facilities at full load operating conditions. However, the Francis Turbine features an axi-symmetric rope leaving the runner which may act under certain conditions as an internal energy source leading to instability. Undesired power and pressure fluctuations are induced which may limit the maximum available power output. BC Hydro experiences such constraints in a hydroelectric power plant consisting of four 435 MW Francis Turbine generating units, which is located in Canada's province of British Columbia. Under specific full load operating conditions, one unit experiences power and pressure fluctuations at 0.46 Hz. The aim of the paper is to present a methodology allowing prediction of this prototype's instability frequency from investigations on the reduced scale model. A new hydro acoustic vortex rope model has been developed in SIMSEN software, taking into account the energy dissipation due to the thermodynamic exchange between the gas and the surrounding liquid. A combination of measurements, CFD simulations and computation of eigenmodes of the reduced scale model installed on test rig, allows the accurate calibration of the vortex rope model parameters at the model scale. Then, transposition of parameters to the prototype according to similitude laws is applied and stability analysis of the power plant is performed. The eigenfrequency of 0.39 Hz related to the first eigenmode of the power plant is determined to be unstable. Predicted frequency of the full load power and pressure fluctuations at the unit unstable operating point is found to be in general agreement with the prototype measurements.

  1. On the upper part load vortex rope in Francis turbine: Experimental investigation

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    Nicolet, C.; Zobeiri, A.; Maruzewski, P.; Avellan, F.

    2010-08-01

    The swirling flow developing in Francis turbine draft tube under part load operation leads to pressure fluctuations usually in the range of 0.2 to 0.4 times the runner rotational frequency resulting from the so-called vortex breakdown. For low cavitation number, the flow features a cavitation vortex rope animated with precession motion. Under given conditions, these pressure fluctuations may lead to undesirable pressure fluctuations in the entire hydraulic system and also produce active power oscillations. For the upper part load range, between 0.7 and 0.85 times the best efficiency discharge, pressure fluctuations may appear in a higher frequency range of 2 to 4 times the runner rotational speed and feature modulations with vortex rope precession. It has been pointed out that for this particular operating point, the vortex rope features elliptical cross section and is animated of a self-rotation. This paper presents an experimental investigation focusing on this peculiar phenomenon, defined as the upper part load vortex rope. The experimental investigation is carried out on a high specific speed Francis turbine scale model installed on a test rig of the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines. The selected operating point corresponds to a discharge of 0.83 times the best efficiency discharge. Observations of the cavitation vortex carried out with high speed camera have been recorded and synchronized with pressure fluctuations measurements at the draft tube cone. First, the vortex rope self rotation frequency is evidenced and the related frequency is deduced. Then, the influence of the sigma cavitation number on vortex rope shape and pressure fluctuations is presented. The waterfall diagram of the pressure fluctuations evidences resonance effects with the hydraulic circuit. The time evolution of the vortex rope volume is compared with pressure fluctuations time evolution using image processing. Finally, the influence of the Froude number on the vortex rope shape and

  2. Prediction of a Francis turbine prototype full load instability from investigations on the reduced scale model

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    Alligné, S.; Maruzewski, P.; Dinh, T.; Wang, B.; Fedorov, A.; Iosfin, J.; Avellan, F.

    2010-08-01

    The growing development of renewable energies combined with the process of privatization, lead to a change of economical energy market strategies. Instantaneous pricings of electricity as a function of demand or predictions, induces profitable peak productions which are mainly covered by hydroelectric power plants. Therefore, operators harness more hydroelectric facilities at full load operating conditions. However, the Francis Turbine features an axi-symmetric rope leaving the runner which may act under certain conditions as an internal energy source leading to instability. Undesired power and pressure fluctuations are induced which may limit the maximum available power output. BC Hydro experiences such constraints in a hydroelectric power plant consisting of four 435 MW Francis Turbine generating units, which is located in Canada's province of British Columbia. Under specific full load operating conditions, one unit experiences power and pressure fluctuations at 0.46 Hz. The aim of the paper is to present a methodology allowing prediction of this prototype's instability frequency from investigations on the reduced scale model. A new hydro acoustic vortex rope model has been developed in SIMSEN software, taking into account the energy dissipation due to the thermodynamic exchange between the gas and the surrounding liquid. A combination of measurements, CFD simulations and computation of eigenmodes of the reduced scale model installed on test rig, allows the accurate calibration of the vortex rope model parameters at the model scale. Then, transposition of parameters to the prototype according to similitude laws is applied and stability analysis of the power plant is performed. The eigenfrequency of 0.39 Hz related to the first eigenmode of the power plant is determined to be unstable. Predicted frequency of the full load power and pressure fluctuations at the unit unstable operating point is found to be in general agreement with the prototype measurements.

  3. Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists Fundamental Principles and Applications for Biologists, Chemists, Computer Scientists, and Nanotechnologists

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    2011-01-01

    Presenting quantum physics for the non-physicists, Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists is a self-contained, cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive, story of quantum physics from the fields of science and technology, including computer science, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology. The authors explain the concepts and phenomena in a practical fashion with only a minimum amount of math. Examples from, and references to, computer science, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology throughout the book make the material accessible to biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and non-techn

  4. The Metabolic Fate of Deoxynivalenol and Its Acetylated Derivatives in a Wheat Suspension Culture: Identification and Detection of DON-15-O-Glucoside, 15-Acetyl-DON-3-O-Glucoside and 15-Acetyl-DON-3-Sulfate

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    Full Text Available Deoxynivalenol (DON is a protein synthesis inhibitor produced by the Fusarium species, which frequently contaminates grains used for human or animal consumption. We treated a wheat suspension culture with DON or one of its acetylated derivatives, 3-acetyl-DON (3-ADON, 15-acetyl-DON (15-ADON and 3,15-diacetyl-DON (3,15-diADON, and monitored the metabolization over a course of 96 h. Supernatant and cell extract samples were analyzed using a tailored LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of DON metabolites. We report the formation of tentatively identified DON-15-O-β-D-glucoside (D15G and of 15-acetyl-DON-3-sulfate (15-ADON3S as novel deoxynivalenol metabolites in wheat. Furthermore, we found that the recently identified 15-acetyl-DON-3-O-β-D-glucoside (15-ADON3G is the major metabolite produced after 15-ADON challenge. 3-ADON treatment led to a higher intracellular content of toxic metabolites after six hours compared to all other treatments. 3-ADON was exclusively metabolized into DON before phase II reactions occurred. In contrast, we found that 15-ADON was directly converted into 15-ADON3G and 15-ADON3S in addition to metabolization into deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-D-glucoside (D3G. This study highlights significant differences in the metabolization of DON and its acetylated derivatives.

  5. Empirical investigation of the ethical reasoning of physicians and molecular biologists – the importance of the four principles of biomedical ethics

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study presents an empirical investigation of the ethical reasoning and ethical issues at stake in the daily work of physicians and molecular biologists in Denmark. The aim of this study was to test empirically whether there is a difference in ethical considerations and principles between Danish physicians and Danish molecular biologists, and whether the bioethical principles of the American bioethicists Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress are applicable to these groups. Method This study is based on 12 semi-structured interviews with three groups of respondents: a group of oncology physicians working in a clinic at a public hospital and two groups of molecular biologists conducting basic research, one group employed at a public university and the other in a private biopharmaceutical company. Results In this sample, the authors found that oncology physicians and molecular biologists employed in a private biopharmaceutical company have the specific principle of beneficence in mind in their daily work. Both groups are motivated to help sick patients. According to the study, molecular biologists explicitly consider nonmaleficence in relation to the environment, the researchers' own health, and animal models; and only implicitly in relation to patients or human subjects. In contrast, considerations of nonmaleficence by oncology physicians relate to patients or human subjects. Physicians and molecular biologists both consider the principle of respect for autonomy as a negative obligation in the sense that informed consent of patients should be respected. However, in contrast to molecular biologists, physicians experience the principle of respect for autonomy as a positive obligation as the physician, in dialogue with the patient, offers a medical prognosis based upon the patients wishes and ideas, mutual understanding, and respect. Finally, this study discloses utilitarian characteristics in the overall conception of

  6. Don't neglect routine staff meetings.

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    1982-03-01

    Staff meetings are essential to good staff communication. Meetings help keep the grapevine from growing so big that it strangles the group with its rumors. By holding regular meetings with your staff, you create a consistency in your communications that helps prevent problems that you don't even suspect from cropping up. All personnel should attend the meetings. This way everyone hears news at the same time. Be consistent in your use of meetings. Meetings are more effective if you have a planned agenda and a firm time schedule. Encourage your staff to use meetings to talk out problems that affect the group. Once the meeting is over, encourage them to leave their feelings in the room. Many leaders are reluctant, for a variety of reasons, to hold meetings with their staffs. But it's like dieting and exercise; the more you do it, the easier it becomes. This type of meeting will pay rich dividends in staff personal and professional growth and in improved communication. The sense of participation that can be gained by the effective use of staff meetings can lead to high morale and effective staff performance. As you begin to see the results of a cohesive staff functioning together well, you will realize the routine staff meeting is a management tool that should not be overlooked or underused. PMID:6917733

  7. Don Quijote, el escribidor y el escritor

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In his diverse critical studies, Mario Vargas Llosa has shown particular interest in reflecting on Miguel de Cervantes’s novelistic theory in accordance with his own concerns as a scholar and novelist. Suffice it to read the essay “Una novela para el siglo XXI” that he wrote in 2005 as an introduction to the edition of Don Quijote prepared to celebrate the IV Centenario, to make sure that Vargas Llosa “reads” Cervantes in accordance with his own reflections on the theory of the novel, fanaticism or the “insanity” of the characters, the fiction and its relationship with “reality”, the narrative voices or the problem of the narrator. But the Cervantes – Vargas Llosa relationship goes beyond the theoretical level or reflective and is manifested in his own novelistic creation such as ocurrs, specifically, in La tía Julia y el escribidor. In that sense, the main goal of this study is to analyze the “dialogue” that is set between La tía Julia y el escribidor and the Quijotefrom the point of view of the “insanity” of Pedro Camacho, the writer of radio soap operas created by Vargas Llosa, and their similarities with that of the knight-errant.

  8. Sir Francis Joseph Campbell and His Family: The First Family in Professional Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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    Welsh, Richard L.

    2008-01-01

    The author discusses the pivotal roles of Sir Francis Campbell (1832-1914) and members of his family, especially his son Charles Campbell, in the evolution of the blindness field to a professional and reason-based service.

  9. Evaluation sur modèle réduit et prédiction de la stabilité de fonctionnement des turbines Francis

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    Jacob, Thierry

    1993-01-01

    1. Stability of operation of Francis turbines Hydraulic disturbances often come with the operation of Francis turbines outside of design head and flow. In some cases, the excessive amplitude of the dynamic system response to these disturbances leads to restriction in the normal operation of the plant. Disturbances largely depend upon operating conditions and the particular turbine design. The response amplitude is under a strong influence from the feed pipe dynamics. Technical and economic co...

  10. Evaluation sur modèle réduit et prédiction de la stabilité de fonctionnement des turbines Francis

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    Jacob, Thierry; Henry, Pierre

    2005-01-01

    1. Stability of operation of Francis turbines Hydraulic disturbances often come with the operation of Francis turbines outside of design head and flow. In some cases, the excessive amplitude of the dynamic system response to these disturbances leads to restriction in the normal operation of the plant. Disturbances largely depend upon operating conditions and the particular turbine design. The response amplitude is under a strong influence from the feed pipe dynamics. Technical and economic co...

  11. Interaction of a pulsating vortex rope with the local velocity field in a Francis turbine draft tube

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    Acoustic resonances in Francis turbines often define undesirable limitations to their operating ranges at high load. The knowledge of the mechanisms governing the onset and the sustenance of these instabilities in the swirling flow leaving the runner is essential for the development of a reliable hydroacoustic model for the prediction of system stability. The present work seeks to study experimentally the unstable draft tube flow by conducting a series of measurements on a reduced Francis Turbine model. The key physical parameters and their interaction with the hydraulic and mechanical system are studied and quantified. In particular, the evolution of the axial and tangential velocity components in the draft tube cone is analysed by means of Laser Doppler Anemometry. Combined with the calculation of the instantaneous vortex rope volume based on flow visualization and the measurement of the pressure fluctuations, the nature of the auto-oscillation in the draft tube flow is investigated.

  12. Application of J-Groove to the suppression of swirl flow in the draft tube of a Francis hydro turbine

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    The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of J-Groove in controlling and suppressing the swirl flow in a draft tube of Francis hydro turbine which may cause draft surge. 'J-Groove' composed of shallow grooves and mounted parallel to the pressure gradient on the draft tube wall is a very simple passive device to suppress several abnormal phenomena in turbomachinery. The CFD analysis has been performed using the draft tube of a Francis hydro turbine model. The calculated results of velocity distribution in the draft tube show that a considerable reduction of swirl velocity is attained by using J-Groove. Besides the vortex core around the dead water region near the draft inlet is reduced by J-Groove.

  13. Interaction of a pulsating vortex rope with the local velocity field in a Francis turbine draft tube

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    Müller, A.; Bullani, A.; Dreyer, M.; Roth, S.; Favrel, A.; Landry, C.; Avellan, F.

    2012-11-01

    Acoustic resonances in Francis turbines often define undesirable limitations to their operating ranges at high load. The knowledge of the mechanisms governing the onset and the sustenance of these instabilities in the swirling flow leaving the runner is essential for the development of a reliable hydroacoustic model for the prediction of system stability. The present work seeks to study experimentally the unstable draft tube flow by conducting a series of measurements on a reduced Francis Turbine model. The key physical parameters and their interaction with the hydraulic and mechanical system are studied and quantified. In particular, the evolution of the axial and tangential velocity components in the draft tube cone is analysed by means of Laser Doppler Anemometry. Combined with the calculation of the instantaneous vortex rope volume based on flow visualization and the measurement of the pressure fluctuations, the nature of the auto-oscillation in the draft tube flow is investigated.

  14. Large eddy simulation of pressure fluctuations at off-design condition in a Francis turbine based on cavitation model

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    Su, W. T.; Li, X. B.; Li, F. C.; Han, W. F.; Wei, X. Z.; Guo, J.

    2013-12-01

    To study the instability of a Francis turbine at off-design operating condition, a hydraulic model was established and the flow characteristics at the off-design point were studied based on large eddy simulation (LES). The simulation was conducted for both single phase model and cavitation model. The results were compared with the experimental data. Results show that the simulation based on cavitation model can capture more channel vortex structures than single phase calculation. The result of vortex rope by cavitation model is similar to the experimental result. The dominant frequency can be obtained by these two methods, while the result based on cavitation model can capture the high frequency component at the inlet of draft tube. Great difference can be seen from the internal flow of the two simulation results. These conclusions can provide a basis for the study of instability of Francis turbine.

  15. Influence of the velocity field at the inlet of a Francis turbine draft tube on performance over an operating range

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    We evaluate the sensitivity of the draft tube losses to the velocity field entering a given Francis turbine draft tube while this turbine is operated within a range of discharge values including part-load and full-load regimes. Within the present methodology, the velocity field at the draft tube inlet is determined prior knowing the runner by solving a variational problem for the kinematically constrained swirling flow.

  16. Etude du comportement dynamique des turbines Francis: contrôle actif de leur stabilité de fonctionnement

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    Blommaert, Gino

    2000-01-01

    A common phenomenon in Francis turbines is draft tube surge. In these fixed-bladed machines, a strong runner outlet swirl can develop under off-design conditions. The action of the diffuser, and in particular the draft tube elbow, on the rotating flow field induces synchronous pressure and discharge fluctuations. These low frequency disturbances are of special interest, because they can easily propagate throughout the whole hydraulic system. The dynamic response of the system to the natural e...

  17. Determination of Hydroacoustic Draft Tube Parameters by High Speed Visualization during Model Testing of a Francis Turbine

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    Müller, Andres; Alligné, Sébastien; Paraz, Florine; Landry, Christian; Avellan, François

    2011-01-01

    Francis turbines can experience critical instabilities at high load operating points, limiting their maximum power output. The swirling flow developed in the draft tube produces a cavitating axisymmetric volume, acting as an internal energy source leading to a self-excited surge phenomenon. The pulsation of the vortex rope corresponds to one of the eigenfrequencies of the hydraulic system. Efforts to accurately characterize, simulate and predict this phenomenon have been undertaken by severa...

  18. Etude du comportement dynamique des turbines Francis: contrôle actif de leur stabilité de fonctionnement

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    Blommaert, Gino; Avellan, François

    2005-01-01

    A common phenomenon in Francis turbines is draft tube surge. In these fixed-bladed machines, a strong runner outlet swirl can develop under off-design conditions. The action of the diffuser, and in particular the draft tube elbow, on the rotating flow field induces synchronous pressure and discharge fluctuations. These low frequency disturbances are of special interest, because they can easily propagate throughout the whole hydraulic system. The dynamic response of the system to the natural e...

  19. Fukuyama : kõigepealt hea valitsus, siis demokraatia ja ajaloo lõpp / Francis Fukuyama ; interv. Nathan Gardels

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    Fukuyama, Francis

    2005-01-01

    Francis Fukuyama sõnul vajab riik oma arenguks esmajoones head valitsemist. Kõige olulisem on, et oleks toimiv riik, mis suudab tagada julgeoleku ja majandusarengu elementaarsed tingimused. Iraagi praeguste probleemide põhjus on selles, et USA ei suutnud ette näha, kuidas riik Saddami kukkudes kokku variseb, kuid tuleb mõista, et aeg-ajalt on USA ja kogu maailma huvides kusagil maailma nurgas riigi ehitamine tõsiselt ette võtta, ütleb autor

  20. On the physical mechanisms governing self-excited pressure surge in Francis turbines

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    Müller, A.; Favrel, A.; Landry, C.; Yamamoto, K.; Avellan, F.

    2014-03-01

    The required operating range for hydraulic machines is continually extended in an effort to integrate renewable energy sources with unsteady power outputs into the existing electrical grid. The off-design operation however brings forth unfavorable flow patterns in the machine, causing dynamic problems involving cavitation, which may represent a limiting factor to the energy production. In Francis turbines it is observed that the self-excited oscillation of a vortex rope in the draft tube cone prevents the delivery of maximum power when required. This phenomenon is referred to as full load pressure surge and has been the object of extensive research during the past decades. Several contributions deepened its understanding through measurement and simulation of the local flow properties and the global stability parameters. The draft tube pressure level and the runner outlet swirl are identified as key variables in the modelling of the vortex rope dynamics. Recently, a cyclic appearance of blade cavitation has been observed at overload conditions in a multiphase numerical simulation coupling the runner and the draft tube. From the analysis of the simulation it becomes obvious that the cyclic appearance of blade cavitation has a direct effect on the runner outlet swirl, thus introducing an additional interaction mechanism that is not accounted for in formerly published models. For the presented work, the results of this numerical study are confirmed experimentally on a reduced scale model of a Francis turbine. Several wall pressure measurements in the draft tube cone are performed, together with high speed visualizations of the vortex rope and the blade cavitation. The flow swirl is calculated based on Laser Doppler Velocimetry measurements. A possible mechanism explaining the coupling between the self-excited pressure and vortex rope oscillation and the cyclic appearance of the blade cavitation is proposed. Furthermore, the streamwise propagation speed of the flow

  1. AMS radiocarbon dating of medieval textile relics: The frocks and the pillow of St. Francis of Assisi

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    Since natural textiles usually originate from short-lived organisms, they can represent a useful material to date samples from historical periods with a good accuracy. In this work, we present a set of radiocarbon measurements on medieval textile relics: two woollen habits and a pillow traditionally associated with St. Francis of Assisi, the saint patron of Italy. The strategy in choosing samples for radiocarbon dating is first discussed and the procedures for measurements - performed at the 3 MV Tandetron accelerator of Laboratorio di Tecniche Nucleari per i Beni Culturali (LABEC), Florence - are described; AMS results for the two frocks showed that only one of them, presently kept in the church of St. Francis in Cortona, is compatible with the Saint's period of life, as is the pillow also kept in Cortona. Another frock attributed to St. Francis appears to date from at least 80 years after his death. However, the goal of these measurements was not a bare authentication/disconfirmation of the relics; they just represent an example of how scientific analysis can integrate with humanistic studies. Indeed, AMS results, combined with a thorough analysis of the textiles typologies, confirmed the historical hypotheses based on documentary studies and on tradition. The overall conclusions contributed to the decisions taken for conservation, and have as a whole enhanced the religious importance of the relics

  2. Parametric design of a Francis turbine runner by means of a three-dimensional inverse design method

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    Daneshkah, K.; Zangeneh, M.

    2010-08-01

    The present paper describes the parametric design of a Francis turbine runner. The runner geometry is parameterized by means of a 3D inverse design method, while CFD analyses were performed to assess the hydrodymanic and suction performance of different design configurations that were investigated. An initial runner design was first generated and used as baseline for parametric study. The effects of several design parameter, namely stacking condition and blade loading was then investigated in order to determine their effect on the suction performance. The use of blade parameterization using the inverse method lead to a major advantage for design of Francis turbine runners, as the three-dimensional blade shape is describe by parameters that closely related to the flow field namely blade loading and stacking condition that have a direct impact on the hydrodynamics of the flow field. On the basis of this study, an optimum configuration was designed which results in a cavitation free flow in the runner, while maintaining a high level of hydraulic efficiency. The paper highlights design guidelines for application of inverse design method to Francis turbine runners. The design guidelines have a general validity and can be used for similar design applications since they are based on flow field analyses and on hydrodynamic design parameters.

  3. The limits of the charism in the traditional institution: Reflections about reforms of the Pope Francis on weberian key

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    João Décio Passos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The present text presents a reflection on the reforms undertaken by Pope Francis in the Catholic Church since his first audience, after the crisis that has led to the resignation of Pope Benedict VI.  Having as reference Weberian types of powers such as charismatic powers, traditional powers and bureaucratic powers, this paper analyzes the current ecclesial situation under the influx of the reformed Charism of Francis,  legitimated by the tradition of apostolic succession and established in the ecclesiastical bureaucracy. The current Pope adds in his person and function, the charismatic, traditional and institutional powers. Although Weberian sociology provides analytical keys for reflection, it should not lead to the identification of pure charismatic type powers in the person of the renovator. The tension between the charism, the tradition and the bureaucratic organization constitute a challenge and the possibility of reformation in the structure and functions of the Church.  Pope Francis faces the challenge of implementing reforms in an organization whose function is to preserve and not to innovate; being necessary to use strategies to translate their ideals into objective rules. This passage from the personal charism to institutional objectivity can lead the whole Church to reform despite inherent resistances to every bureaucratic institution in order to produce the desired reforms.

  4. Don Quixote e a transgressão do saber

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    Paulo Roberto Ceccarelli

    2009-01-01

    truth will constantly be replaced to make place to another one that, in turn, will also be replaced. Cervantes belongs to the intellectual tradition of Erasmus de Rotterdam, and his Don Quixote rambles thought the universe of Erasmus in which every truth is suspected, and everything bathes in incertitude. Don Quixote de La Mancha is the result of the wisdom of Rotterdam and craziness of La Mancha. By transgressing the "known", Don Quixote transgresses the truth that up to then was taken for sacred and as a guarantee of knowledge and, therefore, of a possible means of controlling the world. Transgression produces turning points but there is not such a thing like a "final transgressing", which would be the equivalent of recreating the myth of an absolute knowledge. According to author, both our theoretical and clinical practices lack the necessary transgressing movement that would force us to abandon the shelter of constructed truths.

  5. Investigation of a High Head Francis Turbine at Runaway Operating Conditions

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    Chirag Trivedi

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic turbines exhibit total load rejection during operation because of high fluctuations in the grid parameters. The generator reaches no-load instantly. Consequently, the turbine runner accelerates to high speed, runaway speed, in seconds. Under common conditions, stable runaway is only reached if after a load rejection, the control and protection mechanisms both fail and the guide vanes cannot be closed. The runner life is affected by the high amplitude pressure loading at the runaway speed. A model Francis turbine was used to investigate the consequences at the runaway condition. Measurements and simulations were performed at three operating points. The numerical simulations were performed using standard k-ε, k-ω shear stress transport (SST and scale-adaptive simulation (SAS models. A total of 12.8 million hexahedral mesh elements were created in the complete turbine, from the spiral casing inlet to the draft tube outlet. The experimental and numerical analysis showed that the runner was subjected to an unsteady pressure loading up to three-times the pressure loading observed at the best efficiency point. Investigates of unsteady pressure pulsations at the vaneless space, runner and draft tube are discussed in the paper. Further, unsteady swirling flow in the blade passages was observed that was rotating at a frequency of 4.8-times the runaway runner angular speed. Apart from the unsteady pressure loading, the development pattern of the swirling flow in the runner is discussed in the paper.

  6. The role of high cycle fatigue (HCF) onset in Francis runner reliability

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    High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) plays an important role in Francis runner reliability. This paper presents a model in which reliability is defined as the probability of not exceeding a threshold above which HCF contributes to crack propagation. In the context of combined Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF) and HCF loading, the Kitagawa diagram is used as the limit state threshold for reliability. The reliability problem is solved using First-Order Reliability Methods (FORM). A study case is proposed using in situ measured strains and operational data. All the parameters of the reliability problem are based either on observed data or on typical design specifications. From the results obtained, we observed that the uncertainty around the defect size and the HCF stress range play an important role in reliability. At the same time, we observed that expected values for the LCF stress range and the number of LCF cycles have a significant influence on life assessment, but the uncertainty around these values could be neglected in the reliability assessment.

  7. Experiences with the hydraulic design of the high specific speed Francis turbine

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    Obrovsky, J.; Zouhar, J.

    2014-03-01

    The high specific speed Francis turbine is still suitable alternative for refurbishment of older hydro power plants with lower heads and worse cavitation conditions. In the paper the design process of such kind of turbine together with the results comparison of homological model tests performed in hydraulic laboratory of ČKD Blansko Engineering is introduced. The turbine runner was designed using the optimization algorithm and considering the high specific speed hydraulic profile. It means that hydraulic profiles of the spiral case, the distributor and the draft tube were used from a Kaplan turbine. The optimization was done as the automatic cycle and was based on a simplex optimization method as well as on a genetic algorithm. The number of blades is shown as the parameter which changes the resulting specific speed of the turbine between ns=425 to 455 together with the cavitation characteristics. Minimizing of cavitation on the blade surface as well as on the inlet edge of the runner blade was taken into account during the design process. The results of CFD analyses as well as the model tests are mentioned in the paper.

  8. Experimental investigation of added mass effects on a Francis turbine runner in still water

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    Rodriguez, C. G.; Egusquiza, E.; Escaler, X.; Liang, Q. W.; Avellan, F.

    2006-07-01

    The mechanical design of hydraulic turbines is conditioned by the dynamic response of the runner that is usually estimated by a computational model. Nevertheless, the runner has complex boundary conditions that are difficult to include in the computational model. One of these boundary conditions is the water in which the runner is submerged. The effect of the added mass and damping of water can modify considerably the natural frequencies of the runner. An experimental investigation in a reduced scale model of a turbine runner, using modal analysis, was carried out. Several impact tests with the runner freely suspended in air and in water were done. The response was measured with accelerometers located in different positions of the runner. From the modal analysis, the natural frequencies, damping ratios, and mode-shapes were determined. The same mode-shapes obtained in air were obtained in water but with lower natural frequencies and higher damping ratios in water. The difference in the natural frequencies is shown to be dependant basically on the added mass effect of the water and not on its added damping. This difference also depends on the geometry of the mode, presenting different values for different mode-shapes. Using nondimensional values, the reduction in the natural frequencies can be extrapolated to other Francis runners presenting similar geometrical characteristics.

  9. Investigation of free discharge through the hydro units of high head Francis turbine

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    Kuznetsov, I.; Zakharov, A.; Orekhov, G.; Minakov, A.; Dekterev, A.; Platonov, D.

    2012-11-01

    Free discharge through the units is applied in the course of construction of hydro power plant or in case of excessive water inflow during floods or emergency situation. Free discharges throw the hydro units at 80 m head and more are unknown. Possibility of high velocity swirling flow discharged through the whole hydro unit consisting of penstock, turbine (with Francis runner and distributor or without them) and draft tube is being analyzed in the present paper. Investigation method is based on mathematical simulation of unsteady flow through the hydro unit under the following conditions: with the free running or locked runner and with removed runner. Physical researches of the swirling flow behavior in the model bent penstocks and model turbine water passages have been performed. Based on the results of calculations and model tests the following extensive data have been obtained: pressure fluctuation in the whole hydro unit, fluctuation of hydrodynamic forces acting on guide vanes, torque fluctuation on the runner and discharge fluctuation. Thus, based on this data preferable designs of free discharge are proposed.

  10. A steady-state simulation methodology for predicting runaway speed in Francis turbines

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    Hosseinimanesh, H.; Vu, T. C.; Devals, C.; Nennemann, B.; Guibault, F.

    2014-03-01

    Runaway speed is an important performance factor for the safe operation of hydropower systems. In turbine design, the manufacturers must conduct several model tests to calculate the accurate value of runaway speed for the complete range of operating conditions, which are expensive and time-consuming. To study runaway conditions, the application of numerical tools such as unsteady CFD simulations can help to better understand the complex flow physics during transient processes. However, unsteady simulations require significant computational effort to compute accurate values of runaway speed due to difficulties related to unsteady turbulent flow modelling and instabilities. The present study presents a robust methodology based on steady-state RANS flow simulations capable of predicting the runaway speed of a Francis turbine with an adequate level of accuracy and in a reasonable simulation time. The simulations are implemented using a commercial flow solver and an iterative algorithm that relies on a smooth relation between turbine torque and speed coefficient. The impact of friction has been considered when estimating turbine torque, in order to improve the accuracy. The results of this study show good agreement with experiments.

  11. LARGE-EDDY SIMULATION OF TURBULENT FLOW CONSIDERING INFLOW WAKES IN A FRANCIS TURBINE BLADE PASSAGE

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    WANG Wen-quan; ZHANG Li-xiang; YAN Yan; GUO Yakun

    2007-01-01

    Turbulent flow in a 3-D blade passage of a Francis hydro turbine was simulated with the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) to investigate the spatial and temporal distributions of the turbulence when strongly distorted wakes in the inflow sweep over the passage. In a suitable consideration of the energy exchanging mechanism between the large and small scales in the complicated passage with a strong 3-D curvature, one-coefficient dynamic Sub-Grid-Scale (SGS) stress model was used in this article. The simulations show that the strong wakes in the inflow lead to a flow separation at the leading zone of the passage, and to form a primary vortex in the span-wise direction. The primary span-wise vortex evolves and splits into smaller vortex pairs due to the constraint of no-slip wall condition, which triggers losing stability of the flow in the passage. The computed pressures on the pressure and suction sides agree with the measured data for a working test turbine model.

  12. A Parametric Study of Unsteady Rotor-Stator Interaction in a Simplified Francis Turbine

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    Wouden, Alex; Cimbala, John; Lewis, Bryan

    2011-11-01

    CFD analysis is becoming a critical stage in the design of hydroturbines. However, its capability to represent unsteady flow interactions between the rotor and stator (which requires a 360-degree, mesh-refined model of the turbine passage) is hindered. For CFD to become a more effective tool in predicting the performance of a hydroturbine, the key interactions between the rotor and stator need to be understood using current numerical methods. As a first step towards evaluating this unsteady behavior without the burden of a computationally expensive domain, the stator and Francis-type rotor blades are reduced to flat plates. Local and global variables are compared using periodic, semi-periodic, and 360-degree geometric models and various turbulence models (k-omega, k-epsilon, and Spalart-Allmaras). The computations take place within the OpenFOAM® environment and utilize a general grid interface (GGI) between the rotor and stator computational domains. The rotor computational domain is capable of dynamic rotation. The results demonstrate some of the strengths and limitations of utilizing CFD for hydroturbine analysis. These case studies will also serve as tutorials to help others learn how to use CFD for turbomachinery. This research is funded by a grant from the DOE.

  13. The Catholic Bishops in the U.S. Public Arena: Changing Prospects under Pope Francis

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    Richard L. Wood

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The public profile of the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States results not simply from their own interventions in political life, but from the broad array of actions and actors within “public Catholicism” broadly conceived. This article assesses the contemporary profile of the American bishops from this broad angle, particularly in light of new dynamics under the papacy of Francis I. It does so by documenting public Catholicism’s presence in ecclesial institutions, other public institutions, and lay-centered social movements (particularly faith-based community organizing and via a case study of the healthcare reform debate around the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Affordable Care Act. Cultural and institutional factors shaping Catholic public presence are analyzed in three dimensions of social life: institutional leadership; authority dynamics within the Church; and the culture of prayer, spirituality, and worship in parishes. Finally, the conclusion discusses the key dynamics likely to shape the future of public Catholicism in America.

  14. Predicting the performance of a high head Francis turbine using a fully implicit mixing plane

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    In the present paper numerical investigations of a complete high head Francis turbine comprehensive of a spiral casing, stay and guide vanes and draft tube have been performed at three operating conditions, namely at part load (PL), best efficiency point (BEP), and high load (HL). The main target of the investigations is to assess the prediction accuracy of a reduced domain of the complete turbine using a novel mixing-plane formulation. The computational domain is simplified simulating one single passage of the runner, thus assuming rotational periodicity and steady state conditions. The results were compared with experimental data published by the workshop organization. All CFD simulations were performed at model scale with an in-house adapted, 3D, unstructured, object-oriented finite volume code based on the OpenFOAM-V2.2 framework and designed to solve steady-state incompressible RANS-Equations. The pressure-based solver uses a SIMPLE-C like algorithm and is capable of handling multiple references of frame (MRF). The influence of the turbulence has been considered applying the shear-stress transport model (SST). Full second order upwind scheme for advection discretization has been used for all computations

  15. Investigation of free discharge through the hydro units of high head Francis turbine

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    Free discharge through the units is applied in the course of construction of hydro power plant or in case of excessive water inflow during floods or emergency situation. Free discharges throw the hydro units at 80 m head and more are unknown. Possibility of high velocity swirling flow discharged through the whole hydro unit consisting of penstock, turbine (with Francis runner and distributor or without them) and draft tube is being analyzed in the present paper. Investigation method is based on mathematical simulation of unsteady flow through the hydro unit under the following conditions: with the free running or locked runner and with removed runner. Physical researches of the swirling flow behavior in the model bent penstocks and model turbine water passages have been performed. Based on the results of calculations and model tests the following extensive data have been obtained: pressure fluctuation in the whole hydro unit, fluctuation of hydrodynamic forces acting on guide vanes, torque fluctuation on the runner and discharge fluctuation. Thus, based on this data preferable designs of free discharge are proposed.

  16. Numerical Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine of a Small Hydro Power Plant

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    Pankaj Gohil

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Cavitation is undesirable phenomena and more prone in reaction turbines. It is one of the challenges in any hydro power plant which cause vibration, degradation of performance and the damage to the hydraulic turbine components. Under the present study, an attempt has been made to carry out a numerical analysis to investigate the cavitation effect in a Francis turbine. Three dimensional numerical study approach of unsteady and SST turbulence model are considered for the numerical analysis under multiphase flow such as cavitating flow. The performance parameters and cavitating flow under different operating conditions have been predicted using commercial CFX code. Three different operating conditions under cavitation and without cavitation with part load and overload conditions of the turbine for a plant sigma factor are investigated. The results are presented in the form of efficiency, pressure fluctuation, vortex rope and vapor volume fraction. It has been observed that variation in efficiency and vapor volume fraction is found to be nominal between cavitation and without cavitation conditionsat rated discharge and rated head. Turbine efficiency loss and vapor bubbles formation towards suction side of the runner blade are found to be maximum under overload condition. However, the pressure pulsation has been found maximum under part load condition in the draft tube. The simulation results are found to be in good agreement with model test results for efficiency. The locations of cavitating zone observed wellwith the result of previous studies.

  17. Time-of-travel and dispersion studies, Lehigh River, Francis E. Walter Lake to Easton, Pennsylvania

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    Kauffman, C.D.

    1983-01-01

    Results of time-of-travel and dispersion studies are presented for the 77.0 mile reach of the Lehigh River from Francis E. Walter Lake to Easton, Pennsylvania. Rhodamine WT dye was injected at several points for a variety of several common flow conditions and its downstream travel was monitored at a number of downstream points by means of a fluorometer. Time-of-travel data have been related to stream discharge, distance along the river channel and dispersion. If 2.205 pounds of a conservative water soluble contaminant were accidentally spilled into the Lehigh River at Penn Haven Junction at Black Creek 6.09 miles downstream from Rockport, Pennsylvania, when the discharge at Walnutport, Pennsylvania, was 600 cubic feet per second, the leading edge, peak, and trailing edge of the contaminant would arrive 31.6 miles downstream at the Northhampton, Pennsylvania, water intakes 45, 54, and 66 hours later, respectively. The maximum concentration expected at the intakes would be about 1.450 micrograms per liter. From data and relations presented, time-of-travel and maximum concentration estimates can be made for any two points within the reach. (USGS)

  18. Francis Bacon and the "Interpretation of Nature" in the late Renaissance.

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    Serjeantson, Richard

    2014-12-01

    The "interpretation of nature" (interpretatio naturae) is the leading idea in Francis Bacon's natural philosophy. But by contrast with his ideas about method, induction, or experiment, the significance of the "interpretation of nature" has received very little scholarly attention. This essay tests the originality of Bacon's idea by means of a focused survey of existing forms of Renaissance natural knowledge-Aristotelian and anti-Aristotelian natural philosophy, Galenic and Paracelsian medicine, natural magic, physiognomy, natural history-before turning to consider the much more prominent place of "interpretation" in the fields of Renaissance logic, revealed and natural theology, and law. It finds that Bacon's application of the idea of "interpretation" to nature was highly original, but also that certain important aspects of his conception have analogies in Renaissance civil law. The essay concludes by exploring the implications of these findings for a recent body of scholarship in the history of the sciences that invokes the notion of the "interpretation of nature" to characterize pre-Baconian natural philosophy more generally. PMID:25665379

  19. Experiences with the hydraulic design of the high specific speed Francis turbine

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    The high specific speed Francis turbine is still suitable alternative for refurbishment of older hydro power plants with lower heads and worse cavitation conditions. In the paper the design process of such kind of turbine together with the results comparison of homological model tests performed in hydraulic laboratory of ČKD Blansko Engineering is introduced. The turbine runner was designed using the optimization algorithm and considering the high specific speed hydraulic profile. It means that hydraulic profiles of the spiral case, the distributor and the draft tube were used from a Kaplan turbine. The optimization was done as the automatic cycle and was based on a simplex optimization method as well as on a genetic algorithm. The number of blades is shown as the parameter which changes the resulting specific speed of the turbine between ns=425 to 455 together with the cavitation characteristics. Minimizing of cavitation on the blade surface as well as on the inlet edge of the runner blade was taken into account during the design process. The results of CFD analyses as well as the model tests are mentioned in the paper

  20. Predicting the performance of a high head Francis turbine using a fully implicit mixing plane

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    Amstutz, O.; Aakti, B.; Casartelli, E.; Mangani, L.; Hanimann, L.

    2015-01-01

    In the present paper numerical investigations of a complete high head Francis turbine comprehensive of a spiral casing, stay and guide vanes and draft tube have been performed at three operating conditions, namely at part load (PL), best efficiency point (BEP), and high load (HL). The main target of the investigations is to assess the prediction accuracy of a reduced domain of the complete turbine using a novel mixing-plane formulation. The computational domain is simplified simulating one single passage of the runner, thus assuming rotational periodicity and steady state conditions. The results were compared with experimental data published by the workshop organization. All CFD simulations were performed at model scale with an in-house adapted, 3D, unstructured, object-oriented finite volume code based on the OpenFOAM-V2.2 framework and designed to solve steady-state incompressible RANS-Equations. The pressure-based solver uses a SIMPLE-C like algorithm and is capable of handling multiple references of frame (MRF). The influence of the turbulence has been considered applying the shear-stress transport model (SST). Full second order upwind scheme for advection discretization has been used for all computations.

  1. Charged Particles are Prevented from Going Faster than the Speed of Light by Light Itself: A Biophysical Cell Biologist's Contribution to Physics

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    Wayne, Randy

    2011-01-01

    Investigations of living organisms have led biologists and physicians to introduce fundamental concepts, including Brownian motion, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Poiseuille's Law of fluid flow, and Fick's Law of diffusion into physics. Given the prominence of viscous forces within and around cells and the experience of identifying and quantifying such resistive forces, biophysical cell biologists have an unique perspective in discovering the viscous forces that cause moving particles to respond to an applied force in a nonlinear manner. Using my experience as a biophysical cell biologist, I show that in any space consisting of a photon gas with a temperature above absolute zero, Doppler-shifted photons exert a velocity-dependent viscous force on moving charged particles. This viscous force prevents charged particles from exceeding the speed of light. Consequently, light itself prevents charged particles from moving faster than the speed of light. This interpretation provides a testable alternative to the i...

  2. Mars and the Mind of Don

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    Solomon, S. C.

    2002-12-01

    Among the many interests of Don Turcotte have been the terrestrial planets, both as individual bodies and as test beds for generalizations on the processes that have affected the form, evolution, and interior dynamics of Earth-like planets. Over a span of more than 20 years, Turcotte and his collaborators have contributed many insights into the surface evolution and mantle dynamics of Mars on topics ranging from the nature of support of long-wavelength topography, the origin of the Tharsis rise, the internal thermal evolution and its effect on topography and lithospheric stress, and the history of outgassing. A summary of recent findings concerning early Martian evolution permits Turcotte's contributions to be placed within the context of current understanding. Core-mantle differentiation occurred within 10-15 My of the start of solar system evolution, on the basis of isotope systematics in Martian meteorites. A magnetic dynamo was active in the early Noachian but apparently ceased before the end of heavy bombardment. Crustal formation was largely complete by the earliest Noachian, on the basis of the density of both well-preserved and largely buried impact structures. Gravity-topography admittances for Noachian terrain suggests that the general south-to-north thinning of the crust may have been the result of lower crustal flow, but rapid cooling of the crust is indicated by the preservation of early Noachian relief and large crustal magnetization anomalies. The onset of the Tharsis province as a site of voluminous magmatism and concentrated deformation likely postdated the establishment of the crustal thickness dichotomy, but much of the magmatism occurred prior to the formation of late Noachian valley networks. Extensive resurfacing of the northern hemisphere occurred in the Noachian, on the basis of the detection of large impact structures superposed on older filled basins. Extensive evidence for water-surface interactions during this period supports the view

  3. Don Quijote por dentro: el madrigal (DQ II, 68)

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    Fernández, J.

    2007-01-01

    El madrigalete que don Quijote canta en la noche, y el contexto en el que aparece (DQ II, 68), proporcionan una clave fundamental (“temor” y “esperanza” para apreciar la evolución tan humana y verdadera del caballero en esta narración de sus aventuras, que constituye una bella metáfora de la vida humana. The “madrigalete” that don Quixote sings in the night and the context in which it appears (DQ II, 68), provides a fundamental clue (“fear” and “hope”) to understand the human evolution of the...

  4. Don Bosco Technical School: A Situational Survey and Strategic Analysis

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    Ravasco, Gerard

    2005-01-01

    Don Bosco Technical School in Phnom Penh is a typical example of a long-running non-profit institution in Cambodia. In this part of the world it is plainly called an NGO – a non-governmental organization. It provides vocational skills training education to some four hundred out-of-school youth every year. And yet it does not charge for tuition; nay more it even provides free lunch at noon. So how does Don Bosco Technical School survive this monetary based and profit oriented society? What are...

  5. Pia Petersen sous le signe de don Quichotte

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    Esther Bautista Naranjo

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This interview has been motivated by the Cervantean intertextuality of Pia Petersen’s (a French-speaking Danish author last novel, Le Chien de don Quichotte (2012. Departing from the values that the writer attributes to Cervantes’ work, I try to establish a connection with a specific critical trend in order to test, later on, to which extent this approach is used by the author to create a series of characters placed under the sign of don Quixote. Finally, I evaluate her novel’s relation with contemporary reality.

  6. Fuel elements assembling for the DON project exponential experience

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    It is described the fuel unit used in the DON exponential experience, the manufacturing installments and tools as well as the stages in the fabrication.These 74 elements contain each 19 cartridges loaded with synterized urania, uranium carbide and indium, gold, and manganese probes. They were arranged in calandria-like tubes and the process-tube. This last one containing a cooling liquid simulating the reactor organic. Besides being used in the DON reactor exponential experience they were used in critic essays by the substitution method in the French reactor AQUILON II. (Author) 6 refs

  7. Cross-reactivity features of deoxynivalenol (DON)-targeted immunoaffinity columns aiming to achieve simultaneous analysis of DON and major conjugates in cereal samples

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    Gonçalves, Carlos; Stroka, Joerg

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Immunoaffinity columns (IACs) are a well-established tool in the determination of regulated mycotoxins in food and feed commodities. However, they also have the potential to become attractive pre-concentration and clean-up materials for the determination of masked (also called modified) mycotoxins, which have been recognised as important contributors to the toxicological hazard deriving from fungal spoilage of goods. However, the information available in the literature concerning the cross-reactivity of DON-IACs against the major conjugates (DON-3-G, 15-AcDON and 3-AcDON) is incomplete and often contradictory. We have carried out a detailed characterisation of the cross-reactivity of the four main IACs brands against DON and its conjugates as well as an assessment of the competition among the analytes. Only one IAC enabled the simultaneous analysis of all relevant DON forms while two missed 15-AcDON and the fourth one missed DON-3-G and 3-AcDON. In the case of the multivalent IAC, the analytes modified at the C-3 position compete for the antibody binding with preference for 3-AcDON (less spatially hindered) while DON-3-G has the more-hindered access to the active sites. Taking into consideration the levels of DON conjugates existing in real samples, the cross-reactivity of one DON-IAC allows a quantitative analysis of all of these analytes. Important but rather neglected aspects such as the continuous supply of IACs with identical characteristics, and of columns which are strictly blank, are also addressed in this paper. PMID:27243664

  8. Cross-reactivity features of deoxynivalenol (DON)-targeted immunoaffinity columns aiming to achieve simultaneous analysis of DON and major conjugates in cereal samples.

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    Gonçalves, Carlos; Stroka, Joerg

    2016-06-01

    Immunoaffinity columns (IACs) are a well-established tool in the determination of regulated mycotoxins in food and feed commodities. However, they also have the potential to become attractive pre-concentration and clean-up materials for the determination of masked (also called modified) mycotoxins, which have been recognised as important contributors to the toxicological hazard deriving from fungal spoilage of goods. However, the information available in the literature concerning the cross-reactivity of DON-IACs against the major conjugates (DON-3-G, 15-AcDON and 3-AcDON) is incomplete and often contradictory. We have carried out a detailed characterisation of the cross-reactivity of the four main IACs brands against DON and its conjugates as well as an assessment of the competition among the analytes. Only one IAC enabled the simultaneous analysis of all relevant DON forms while two missed 15-AcDON and the fourth one missed DON-3-G and 3-AcDON. In the case of the multivalent IAC, the analytes modified at the C-3 position compete for the antibody binding with preference for 3-AcDON (less spatially hindered) while DON-3-G has the more-hindered access to the active sites. Taking into consideration the levels of DON conjugates existing in real samples, the cross-reactivity of one DON-IAC allows a quantitative analysis of all of these analytes. Important but rather neglected aspects such as the continuous supply of IACs with identical characteristics, and of columns which are strictly blank, are also addressed in this paper. PMID:27243664

  9. U.S. NAVY OFFICER ATTITUDES ON THE REPEAL OF "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"

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    Appleman, Ryan P.; McLaughlin, Peter S.

    2013-01-01

    See a presentation from this author for this work: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/39528 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited gays from serving openly in the military from December 1993 to September 2011. In February 1994, a survey of Navy officers was administered at the Naval Postgraduate School exploring attitudes toward DADT. This survey was re-administered in 1996, 1999, 2004, and 2010. The surveys revealed an increasing acceptance of gays in the Navy. The present study, conducted po...

  10. Results of sunflower breeding in resistance to broomrape on Don

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    Gorbachenko F.I.; Usatenko T.V.; Gorbachenko O.F.

    2011-01-01

    Results of long term research (1925-2009) on sunflower breeding in resistance to broomrape in Don Region are hereby presented. The most virulent population of Orobanche cummana Wallr. has been found in north-western part of Rostov region. Recommendations for reducing loss in sunflower yield caused by broomrape are given.

  11. Fjodor Bondartshuk dodelal "Tihhi Don" ottsa / Olga Saburova

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    Saburova, Olga

    2006-01-01

    Fjodor Bondartshuk monteeris kokku tema isa Sergei poolt Itaalias 13 aastat tagasi pooleli jäänud Mihhail Sholohhovi romaani järgi tehtud teleseriaali "Vaikne Don", mida hakkab Venemaa televisiooni 1. Kanal näitama 7. novembril

  12. "Tihhi Don" : Fjodor Bondartshuk zakontshil film svojego otsa / Darja Zavgorodnjaja

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    Zavgorodnjaja, Darja

    2006-01-01

    Fjodor Bondartshuk monteeris kokku tema isa Sergei poolt Itaalias 13 aastat tagasi pooleli jäänud Mihhail Sholohhovi romaani järgi tehtud teleseriaali "Vaikne Don", mida hakkab Venemaa televisiooni 1. Kanal näitama 7. novembril

  13. G. Don Taylor named the Charles O. Gordon Professor

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    Nystrom, Lynn A.

    2004-01-01

    G. Don Taylor, of Blacksburg, Va., professor and head of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the Charles O. Gordon Professor of Industrial Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors at its quarterly meeting Monday, Aug. 23.

  14. IDEA: An Interdisciplinary Unit Comparing "Don Quixote" to "Hamlet."

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    Harris, Mary J. G.

    2001-01-01

    Describes an idea for teaching language through content-based instruction in which a high school Spanish class studying a shortened abridged version of Cervantes'"Don Quixote" and an English class reading Shakespeare's "Hamlet," did a simple comparative analysis of the two texts. (Author/VWL)

  15. "Don Kihotõ" nazõvajut lutshshih / Boris Tuch

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    Tuch, Boris, 1946-

    2003-01-01

    Lõppenud festivali FIPRESCI auhinna sai türgi film "Kauge" ("Uzak") : režissöör Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Rahvusvaheline filmiklubide föderatsioon (FICC) andis oma auhinna Don Quijote Andrei Zvjagintsevi filmile "Tagasitulek" ("Vozvrashtshenije") ja eriauhinna hiinlase Chen Kaige filmile "Üheskoos" ("Han ni zai ylki")

  16. A phenolic glycoside from Fagopyrum dibotrys (D. Don) Hara

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    Zheng Zhong Bai; Xiao Hui Zhang; Li Jiang Xuan; Feng Kui Mo

    2007-01-01

    A new phenolic constituent along with five known compounds were isolated from Fagopyrum dibotrys (D.Don) Hara. The new compound was characterized as 1,3-dimethoxy-2-O-β-xylo-pyranosyl-5-O-β-glucopyranosyl-benzene, by spectroscopic analysis and enzymatic hydrolysis.

  17. Det litterære rum i Don Quixote

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    Brink, Dennis Meyhoff

    Don Quixote kommer til verden i det måske mest afgørende øjeblik i den vestlige rumopfattelses historie - nemlig i det øjeblik, hvor forestillingen om, at vi lever i et uendeligt univers, erstatter den gammeleuropæiske forestilling om verdensrummet som et endeligt kosmos. Det nye verdensrum danner...

  18. Computation and analysis of cavitating flow in Francis-class hydraulic turbines

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    Leonard, Daniel J.

    Hydropower is the most proven renewable energy technology, supplying the world with 16% of its electricity. Conventional hydropower generates a vast majority of that percentage. Although a mature technology, hydroelectric generation shows great promise for expansion through new dams and plants in developing hydro countries. Moreover, in developed hydro countries, such as the United States, installing generating units in existing dams and the modern refurbishment of existing plants can greatly expand generating capabilities with little to no further impact on the environment. In addition, modern computational technology and fluid dynamics expertise has led to substantial improvements in modern turbine design and performance. Cavitation has always presented a problem in hydroturbines, causing performance breakdown, erosion, damage, vibration, and noise. While modern turbines are usually designed to be cavitation-free at their best efficiency point, due to the variable demand of the energy market it is fairly common to operate at off-design conditions. Here, cavitation and its deleterious effects are unavoidable, and hence, cavitation is a limiting factor on the design and operation of these turbines. Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been used in recent years to model cavitating flow for a large range of problems, including turbomachinery. However, CFD of cavitating flow in hydroturbines is still in its infancy. This dissertation presents steady-periodic Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of a cavitating Francis-class hydroturbine at model and prototype scales. Computational results of the reduced-scale model and full-scale prototype, undergoing performance breakdown, are compared with empirical model data and prototype performance estimations based on standard industry scalings from the model data. Mesh convergence of the simulations is also displayed. Comparisons are made between the scales to display that cavitation performance breakdown

  19. Francis Bacon y el atomismo: una nueva evaluación

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    Silvia Manzo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad no hay una interpretación unánime acerca de la teoría de la materia de Francis Bacon. Los desacuerdos giran particularmente en torno al atomismo de Bacon y a sus ideas animistas. En este artículo sostengo que a pesar de que Bacon cambió su visión del atomismo repetidas veces, nunca lo rechazó por completo. Reconstruiré las diversas opiniones de Bacon en orden cronológico para establecer su evaluación final del atomismo y las razones sobre las que la justifica. Debido a que Bacon nunca sostuvo una teoría atomista ortodoxa de la materia identificable con el atomismo griego, en este trabajo definiré el atomismo en sentido amplio como una teoría corpuscular de la materia que establece la existencia de partículas últimas e indivisibles. Siguiendo esta delimitación semántica, es posible distinguir dos posiciones baconianas sucesivas: la primera considera que el atomismo constituye un principio ontológico y causal-operativo; la segunda priva al átomo de su capacidad causal-operativa pero deja intacta su prioridad ontológica. Además, investigaré la cuestión de la coexistencia del atomismo y el pneumatismo en la teoría baconiana, un punto que ha sido abordado por las influyentes interpretaciones de Kargon y Rees. Sin embargo, argumentaré que Bacon no consideró que esas dos doctrinas fuesen incompatibles.There is no unanimity among recent historians about Francis Bacon's theory of matter. Disagreement exists in particular about Bacon's atomist and animistic ideas. My claim is that although Bacon changed his views on atomism repeatedly, he never rejected it completely. I shall reconstruct Bacon's various opinions in chronological order to establish his final evaluation of atomism and his reasons for it. Because Bacon never held an orthodox atomist matter theory identical with Greek atomism, for this paper I will define atomism in the broadest sense, as a corpuscular matter theory that posits final and indivisible

  20. Numerical Simulation of the Francis Turbine and CAD used to Optimized the Runner Design (2nd).

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    Sutikno, Priyono

    2010-06-01

    , medium head Francis type, with following value for the most important parameter, the rated specific speed ns.

  1. A case study of the fluid structure interaction of a Francis turbine

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    The Francis turbine runners of the Grimsel 2 pump storage power plant showed repeatedly cracks during the last decade. It is assumed that these cracks were caused by flow induced forces acting on blades and eventual resonant runner vibrations lead to high stresses in the blade root areas. The eigenfrequencies of the runner were simulated in water using acoustic elements and compared to experimental data. Unsteady blades pressure distribution determined by a transient CFD simulation of the turbine were coupled to a FEM simulation. The FEM simulation enabled analyzing the stresses in the runner and the eigenmodes of the runner vibrations. For a part-load operating point, transient CFD simulations of the entire turbine, including the spiral case, the runner and the draft tube were carried out. The most significant loads on the turbine runner resulted from the centrifugal forces and the fluid forces. Such forces effect temporally invariant runner blades loads, in contrast rotor stator interaction or draft tube instabilities induce pressure fluctuations which cause the temporally variable forces. The blades pressure distribution resulting from the flow simulation was coupled by unidirectional-harmonic FEM simulation. The dominant transient blade pressure distribution of the CFD simulation were Fourier transformed, and the static and harmonic portion assigned to the blade surfaces in the FEM model. The evaluation of the FEM simulation showed that the simulated part load operating point do not cause critical stress peaks in the crack zones. The pressure amplitudes and frequencies are very small and interact only locally with the runner blades. As the frequencies are far below the modal frequencies of the turbine runner, resonant vibrations obviously are not excited

  2. Francis Crick, cross-worlds influencer: A narrative model to historicize big bioscience

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    Aicardi, Christine

    2016-01-01

    The essay is an empirical case study of famed British scientist Francis Crick. Viewing him as a ‘cross-worlds influencer’ who was moreover dedicated to a cause, I have tried to understand how these two characteristics influenced the trajectory of his long career and how they shaped his contributions to the diverse research fields in which he was active, and concluded that these characteristics reconfigure Crick's career into a coherent whole. First, I identify a major thread running through Crick's career: helping organise ‘un-disciplined’ new research fields, and show that his successive choices were not serendipitous but motivated by what he construed as a crusade against ‘vitalism’: anti-vitalism was a defining driver of his career. I then examine how Crick put his skills as a crossworlds influencer to the service of his cause, by helping organise his chosen fields of intervention. I argue that his activities as a cross-worlds influencer were an integral part of his way of ‘doing science’ and that his contributions to science, neuroscience in particular, should be re-evaluated in this light. This leads me to advance a possible strategy for historians to investigate big bioscience fields. Following Abir-Am, I propose to trace their genealogies back to the fluctuating semi-institutional gatherings and the institutional structures that sustained them. My research on Crick supports the view that such studies can bring insights into the question of why the contours of contemporary big bioscience endeavours have come to be shaped the way they are. Further, the essay provides a heuristic device for approaching these enquiries: ‘follow the cross-worlds influencers’ who worked to build and organise these semi-institutional gatherings and institutional structures. PMID:26383132

  3. CFD prediction of unsteady wicket gate-runner interaction in Francis turbines: A new standard hydraulic design procedure

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    Nennemann, B.; Vu, T.C.; Farhat, M.

    2005-01-01

    GE Energy Hydro has developed a new procedure for the CFD analysis of the unsteady rotor-stator interaction between the wicket gates and runner blades of Francis turbines. The results from the CFD calculations have been successfully validated by means of high quality unsteady pressure measurements on a model turbine performed at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Due to the efficiency of the procedure and the available computational capacities, unsteady rotor-stator analyses are now ro...

  4. Application of the non-linear harmonic method to study the rotor-stator interaction in Francis-99 test case

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    Buron, J. D.; Houde, S.; Lestriez, R.; Deschênes, C.

    2015-01-01

    Steady state and non-linear harmonic (NLH) flow simulations were performed within the framework of the Francis-99 project in order to assess the capacity of the NLH method to capture the main pressure fluctuations associated with the rotor-stator interactions between the distributor and the runner of the turbine. This paper focusses on the methodology developed to obtain harmonic solutions and presents preliminary results from the simulations using the flow solver NUMECA FineTURBO on intermediate grid level meshes. Comparisons of the first simulations to experimental data reveal good agreement concerning the predicted pressure amplitudes notably at high load operating condition.

  5. Mathematical modeling and optimization of flow structure in stage of francis turbine of micro gas turbine power plant

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    Kartashev, A. L.; Vaulin, S. D.; Kartasheva, M. A.; Martynov, A. A.; Safonov, E. V.

    2016-06-01

    This article presents information about the main distinguishing features of microturbine power plants. The justification of the use of Francis turbine in microturbine power plants with rated power of 100 kW is given. Initial analytical engineering calculations of the turbine (without using computational fluid dynamics) with appropriate calculation methods are considered. The parametric study of nozzle blade and whole turbine stage using ANSYS CFX is descripted. The calculations determined the optimal geometry on the criterion of maximizing efficiency at total pressure ratio. The calculation results are presented in graphical form, as well as the velocity and pressure fields at the interscapular channels of nozzle unit and the impeller.

  6. CFD-analyse av løpehjul og sugerør i en Francis turbin

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    Breivik, Simen Røst

    2011-01-01

    Denne masteroppgaven evaluerer svingningene is sugerørsstrømingen til en Francis turbinved dellast. Bakgrunnen for dette studiet er delvis på grunn av verdens økende energibehov. Med varierende energipriser og vannivåer i magasinene opererer vannturbiner på varierende last. Operasjon ved fullast og dellast skaper trykkpulsasjoner i turbinen, hvor en av årsakene er ustabil strømning i sugerøret. Hovedmålet med denne oppgaven er å gjennomf&...

  7. GeneSpeed Beta Cell: An Online Genomics Data Repository and Analysis Resource Tailored for the Islet Cell Biologist

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    Jan Jensen

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. We here describe the development of a freely available online database resource, GeneSpeed Beta Cell, which has been created for the pancreatic islet and pancreatic developmental biology investigator community. Research Design and Methods. We have developed GeneSpeed Beta Cell as a separate component of the GeneSpeed database, providing a genomics-type data repository of pancreas and islet-relevant datasets interlinked with the domain-oriented GeneSpeed database. Results. GeneSpeed Beta Cell allows the query of multiple published and unpublished select genomics datasets in a simultaneous fashion (multiexperiment viewing and is capable of defining intersection results from precomputed analysis of such datasets (multidimensional querying. Combined with the protein-domain categorization/assembly toolbox provided by the GeneSpeed database, the user is able to define spatial expression constraints of select gene lists in a relatively rigid fashion within the pancreatic expression space. We provide several demonstration case studies of relevance to islet cell biology and development of the pancreas that provide novel insight into islet biology. Conclusions. The combination of an exhaustive domain-based compilation of the transcriptome with gene array data of interest to the islet biologist affords novel methods for multidimensional querying between individual datasets in a rapid fashion, presently not available elsewhere.

  8. Holes in the Nuclear Membrane as an Illustration of Gaps in the Understanding of the Biology by Biologists.

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    Kuvichkin, Vasily

    2015-08-01

    At the moment, the conditions are in place to describe how to construct nuclear pores and how they work, missing only real understanding of process. The DNA-RNA-protein paradigm proposed by Crick 53 years ago (Symp Soc Exp Biol 12:138-163, 1958; Nature 227:561-563, 1970) severely hampers our understanding of nuclear pore structure and assembly because the problem lies outside paradigm. DNA in this scheme only plays the role of information storage from which information is transferred to RNA, then from RNA to proteins after which proteins perform all of the functions in the cell. Although it is known that DNA is able to build nucleosomes in vivo, many in vitro structures types of origami (Rothemund, Nature 440:297-302, 2006), the DNA is considered to be exotic as structural material for cells. The structural role of RNA is difficult to ignore, in connections with their participation in structures of ribosomes, ribonucleoproteins, and ribozymes, but imagine that DNA performs an important structural role in the cell is impossible in opinion of many authors. So, when there was a problem in explaining the origin of the nuclear pore, all efforts of biologists were directed to proteins such as nucleoporins, especially when taking into account that there are 30 nucleoporins and only one DNA. Here, I try to explain the typical mistakes of the old approach to such a complex problem as nuclear pore structure and assembly. PMID:25758231

  9. "Muy poco se sabe de los resultados": Francis E. Bond's expedition to the Paria Peninsula and delta of the Orinoco, Venezuela (1911).

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    Dorr, L J

    2010-01-01

    The natural history expedition of the American banker and stock broker Francis E. Bond and companions to the Paria Peninsula and delta of the Orinoco, Venezuela, in early 1911 is described. Biographical details are provided for the three principles: Francis E. Bond, Stewardson Brown and Thomas S. Gillin. The itinerary of their three and a half month expedition is elaborated, and notes are provided on the collection of plants, animals, and artefacts that they gathered in South America and deposited in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia on their return. PMID:21137585

  10. Numerical investigation of a high head Francis turbine under steady operating conditions using foam-extend

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    In this work the incompressible turbulent flow in a high head Francis turbine under steady operating conditions is investigated using the open source CFD software package FOAM-extend- 3.1. By varying computational domains (cyclic model, full model), coupling methods between stationary and rotating frames (mixing-plane, frozen-rotor) and turbulence models (kω-SST, κε), numerical flow simulations are performed at the best efficiency point as well as at operating points in part load and high load. The discretization is adjusted according the y+-criterion with y+mean > 30. A grid independence study quantifies the discretization error and the corresponding computational costs for the appropriate simulations, reaching a GCI < 1% for the chosen grid. Specific quantities such as efficiency, head, runner shaft torque as well as static pressure and velocity components are computed and compared with experimental data and commercial code. Focusing on the computed results of integral quantities and static pressures, the highest level of accuracy is obtained using FOAM in combination with the full model discretization, the mixing-plane coupling method and the κω-SST turbulence model. The corresponding relative deviations regarding the efficiency reach values of Δηrel ∼ 7% at part load, Δηrel ∼ 0.5% at best efficiency point and Δηrel ∼ 5.6% at high load. The computed static pressures deviate from the measurements by a maximum of Δprel = 9.3% at part load, Δprel = 4.3% at best efficiency point and Δprel = 6.7% at high load. Commercial code in turn yields slightly better predictions for the velocity components in the draft tube cone, reaching a good accordance with the measurements at part load. Although FOAM also shows an adequate correspondence to the experimental data at part load, local effects near the runner hub are captured less accurate at best efficiency point and high load. Nevertheless, FOAM is a reasonable alternative to commercial code that makes it

  11. Francis Bacon sob o olhar de Gilles Deleuze: a imagem como intensidade

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    Osvaldo Fontes Filho

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio de Gilles Deleuze La logique de la sensation é texto que se detém principalmente na prática e na eficácia da imagem. A pintura de Francis Bacon é ali tomada como paradigma de modernidade ao investir contra os clichês expressivos e ao produzir imagem junto à brutalidade dos fatos, como um contra-efeito do narrativo. Em uma obra que conjura todo modelo a representar, toda história a contar, “alguma coisa se passa”, explica Deleuze, “que define o funcionamento da pintura”. Algo se passa, tem lugar: o acontecimento de uma catástrofe e de uma histeria no ato de pintura que acomete a Figura de modo a transmitir uma potencial violência de reação e de expressão. O “Bacon” de Deleuze apresenta a realidade vivida em uma nova e não-convencional ordem de sensação. Neste artigo, são comentados os modos como o filósofo interpreta os atos físicos da pintura de Bacon — marcas aleatórias, varredura da massa pictural, escansão das superfícies —, procedimentos que introduzem no mundo visual da figuração a variedade caótica dos fatos e sentidos. Mostra-se como as faces e as figuras contorcidas, distorcidas, escorchadas de Bacon recebem uma voz conceitual complementar no texto de Deleuze. Consequentemente, focaliza-se a disposição de alguns conceitos do filósofo: diagrama, Figura, diferença, espaço háptico. Locados no espaço afetivo ou na “lógica da sensação” da pintura baconiana, esses conceitos atribuem legitimidade ao entrelaçamento e à co-implicação entre arte e filosofia. Uma última observação dá conta do fato de a prática da imagem em Bacon, apresentada por Deleuze no palco de uma modernidade particularmente solapada por um “dilúvio anestésico de imagens reprimindo a possibilidade de pensar”, evidenciar para o filósofo os rumos necessariamente sinuosos, “reptilíneos”, do pensamento moderno. Tanto o conceito como a forma criam por catástrofe, por conflagração, por varia

  12. CDC Vital Signs–Blood Pressure Medicines Don’t Work If People Don’t Take Them

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    Blood pressure medicines don’t work if people don’t take them. Learn how health care systems can work with patients to make taking medicines easier.  Created: 9/13/2016 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 9/13/2016.

  13. Self-validated calculation of characteristics of a Francis turbine and the mechanism of the S-shape operational instability

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    Zhang, Z.; Titzschkau, M.

    2012-11-01

    A calculation method has been presented to accurately estimate the characteristics of a Francis turbine. Both the shock loss at the impeller inlet and the swirling flow loss at the Impeller exit have been confirmed to dominantly influence the turbine characteristics and particularly the hydraulic efficiency. Both together totally govern the through flow of water through the impeller being at the rest. Calculations have been performed for the flow rate, the shaft torque and the hydraulic efficiency and compared with the available measurements on a model turbine. Excellent agreements have been achieved. Some other interesting properties of the turbine characteristics could also be derived from the calculations and verified by experiments. For this reason and because of not using any unreliable assumptions the calculation method has been confirmed to be self-validated. The operational instability in the upper range of the rotational speed, known as the S-shape instability, is ascribed to the total flow separation and stagnation at the impeller inlet. In that range of the rotational speed, the operation of the Francis turbine oscillates between pump and turbine mode.

  14. Influence of 3D Guide Vanes on the Channel Vortices in the Runner of a Francis Turbine

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    Liu, Shuhong; Zhang, Liang; Wu, Yulin; Luo, Xianwu; Nishi, Michihiro

    It is known that the pressure fluctuation in the runner will become large when a Francis turbine operates at the low flow rate and high head. One of the reasons is the occurrence of channel vortices, which are caused by the three-dimensional flow separating from the suction side of runner blades. In this study, two three-dimensional guide vanes (1# 3D GV, 2# 3D GV) are designed so as to depress the channel vortices and improve the operation performance of a Francis turbine. The flow rate equation for 3D GV is derived firstly in this paper. Then, in order to show the influence of 3D GV on the turbine characteristic, performance test and video-recording of the channel vortices are conducted. Numerical simulation for a part load operation is applied finally to the entire turbine flow passage (from the inlet of spiral case to the outlet of draft tube) using the RNG k-ɛ turbulence model to make clear the three-dimensional internal flow. From evaluation of both the experimental and calculation results, it is noted that the channel vortices from the blade suction side were suppressed effectively by 3D GV, and the turbine efficiency with 3D GV was 0.41 % higher than that with the conventional 2D GV.

  15. The Revels of a Young Republic: Revolutionary Possibilities of the Fandango in Timothy Flint’s 1826 Francis Berrian

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    Paul D. Naish

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Francis Berrian, de Timothy Flint (1826, la primera novela de temática latinoamericana escrita en Estados Unidos presenta a un joven de Massachusetts que rescata a la hija de un Conde de una banda de Comanches, y llega a participar en la Guerra de la Independencia de México. Un fandango en la hacienda de la mujer forma la escena central, donde ancianos y jóvenes, padres e hijos, amos y sirvientes se entremezclan en un baile lleno de posibilidades que anticipa una futura unión provechosa entre México y los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, al tedioso norteamericano esta exhibición de familiaridad entre clases le incomoda, y la mexicana aristocrática le reprocha su esnobismo. Quizás, sin querer, Francis Berrian nos sugiere que las ideas de igualdad y fraternidad son mejor recibidas en una pista del México aristocrático que en la Republica de los Estados Unidos.

  16. Investigation of Francis Turbine Part Load Instabilities using Flow Simulations with a Hybrid RANS-LES Turbulence Model

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    The operation of Francis turbines in part load condition causes high pressure fluctuations and dynamic loads in the turbine as well as high flow losses in the draft tube. Owing to the co-rotating velocity distribution at the runner blade trailing edge a low pressure zone arises in the hub region finally leading to a rotating vortex rope in the draft tube. A better understanding and a more accurate prediction of this phenomenon can help in the design process of a Francis turbine. The goal of this study is to reach a quantitatively better numerical prediction of the flow at part load and to evaluate the necessary numerical depth with respect to effort and benefit. As standard practice, simulation results are obtained for the steady state approach with SST turbulence modelling. Those results are contrasted with transient simulations applying a SST as well as a SAS (Scale Adaptive Simulation) turbulence model. The structure of the SAS model is such, that it is able to resolve the turbulent flow behaviour in more detail. The investigations contain a comparison of the flow losses in different turbine components. A detailed flow evaluation is done in the cone and the diffuser of the draft tube. The different numerical approaches show a different representation of the vortex rope phenomenon indicating differences in pressure pulsations at different geometric positions in the entire turbine. Finally, the turbulent flow structures in the draft tube are illustrated with several evaluation methods, such as turbulent eddy viscosity, velocity invariant and turbulent kinetic energy spectra

  17. Pharmacognostical studies of leaves of Combretum albidum G. Don

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    Zalke, Ashish S.; Duraiswamy, B.; Gandagule, Upendra B.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Combretum albidum Don belonging to family Combretaceae is an unexplored medicinal plant in the Indian medicinal system. According to ethnobotanical information, the leaves are used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and its fruits are used in diarrhoea and dysentery. Stem bark is used in the treatment of jaundice and skin diseases. The problem encountered in standardisation of this medicinal plant is its identification by source. Materials and Methods: The pharmacognostical stud...

  18. Deoxynivalenol (DON) degradation and peroxidase enzyme activity in submerged fermentation

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    Jaqueline Garda-Buffon; Larine Kupski; Eliana Badiale-Furlong

    2011-01-01

    This work aims to evaluate deoxynivalenol degradation by Aspergillus oryzae and Rhizopus oryzae in a submerged fermentation system and to correlate it to the activity of oxydo-reductase enzymes. The submerged medium consisted of sterile distilled water contaminated with 50 μg of DON and 4 × 10(6) spore.mL-1 inoculum of Aspergillus oryzae and Rhizopus oryzae species, respectively in each experiment. Sampling was performed every 24 hours for monitoring the peroxidase specific activity, and ever...

  19. STATE EVALUATION OF WOODY PLANTS IN ROSTOV-ON-DON

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    Gudzenko E. O.

    2015-01-01

    There has been conducted the analysis of woody plants quantity in various types of stands in Rostov-on-Don, as well as the evaluation of their state and the rate of environmental resistance destabilization. It has been ascertained that the stands of almost all of the urban gardening objects are in a salvaged condition. There have been elaborated recommendations for enhancement of the stands inspected

  20. STATE EVALUATION OF WOODY PLANTS IN ROSTOV-ON-DON

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    Gudzenko E. O.

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available There has been conducted the analysis of woody plants quantity in various types of stands in Rostov-on-Don, as well as the evaluation of their state and the rate of environmental resistance destabilization. It has been ascertained that the stands of almost all of the urban gardening objects are in a salvaged condition. There have been elaborated recommendations for enhancement of the stands inspected

  1. Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don - plant regeneration and alkaloids content

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    Mirosława Furmanowa; Hanna Olędzka; Joanna Józefowicz; Agnieszka Pietrosiuk

    2014-01-01

    We describe here a regeneration of plantlets of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don from shoot tips and axillary buds. Shoot tips were excised from 7-day-old seedlings and were incubated in solid Nitsch and Nitsch (NN) medium supplemented with kinetin, benzyladenine (BA), indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) and β-indolylacetic acid (IAA) in various combinations. After two months in culture, regenerated rooted plantlets were cut and transferred to a new medium; the explants contained shoot tips or axillar...

  2. Épistémologie de la biologie et conceptualisation du vivant chez des futurs enseignants et biologistes

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    Simard Catherine

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available L’ensemble des résultats présentés dans cet article relève d’une étude doctorale qui s’est intéressée à l’histoire de la biologie et aux grandes conceptions qui ont alimenté la construction des savoirs en biologie jusqu’à présent (Simard, 2015 [1]. À cet égard, un ensemble de conceptions du vivant a été sélectionné et circonscrit afin de développer un nouvel outil d’évaluation estimant la présence de l’une ou l’autre de ces conceptions chez les futurs enseignants et biologistes. Pour certaines conceptions s’avérant désuètes, la problématique est qu’elles se voient reconduites, encore aujourd’hui, dans la pensée scientifique. C’est alors en termes d’obstacle épistémologique historique à une conceptualisation contemporaine du vivant qu’elles sont appréhendées. Cette caractérisation de la conceptualisation du vivant et l’identification de conceptionsobstacles sont un passage nécessaire afin d’étudier, ultérieurement, les processus d’apprentissage et l’élaboration de séquences didactiques en les considérant au profit d’une compréhension actuelle du vivant. Enfin, est présentée brièvement l’influence positive que peut avoir une formation scientifique en biologie sur la conceptualisation du vivant et sur les conceptions-obstacles, qui se voient alors décliner*.

  3. Environmental radiation effects. A need to question old paradigms and to enhance collaboration between radiation biologists and radiation ecologists

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    The radiological sciences are a real enigma- the maturity and depth of understanding concerning human dosimetry contrasts sharply with our shallow understanding about radiological effects to biota. The richness of the radiological sciences is apparent by looking at the refinements made to the fundamental unit used in human dosimetry. The radiological sciences have developed to where probabilistic risk factors can now be applied that predict specific deleterious effects to humans per unit dose. And yet, these same radiological sciences that have made such advances in human dosimetry, are primitive when effects to biota are concerned. There are no specialized units, no agreed upon weighting factors, no factors that account for distributions within an organism's body, and certainly no risk factors. There are no internationally agreed upon criteria or policies that explicitly address protection of the environment from ionizing radiation. There is not even agreement as to what endpoint should be measured to quantify an environmental effect. The bold aspect of the ICRP framework is the inclusion of sub-lethal effects (reduced reproductive success, scorable DNA damage) as endpoints. A major research consortium funded by the European Union, is also recommending that cytogenetic damage be used as an effect endpoint. The inclusion of sub-lethal endpoints begs for a linkage between molecular effects and those observed in individuals and populations. To do so, will require a strengthening of what has traditionally been separated disciplines of radiation biology and radiation ecology. The impacts of phenomena studied in the petri dishes of radiation biologists (such as genomic instability, adaptive response, and bystander effects) need to be explored and correlated to effects observed in whole organisms and populations, in collaboration with radiation ecologists. (M. Suetake)

  4. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Service Members: Life After Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

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    Goldbach, Jeremy T; Castro, Carl Andrew

    2016-06-01

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members can serve openly in the military with the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. The fate of transgender service members remains uncertain as the policy preventing them from serving in the military remains under review. The health care needs of these populations remain for the most part unknown, with total acceptance and integration in the military yet to be achieved. In this paper, we review the literature on the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members, relying heavily on what is known about LGBT civilian and veteran populations. Significant research gaps about the health care needs of LGBT service members are identified, along with recommendations for closing those gaps. In addition, recommendations for improving LGBT acceptance and integration within the military are provided. PMID:27086317

  5. The Battle between the Biometricians and the Mendelians: How Sir Francis Galton's Work Caused His Disciples to Reach Conflicting Conclusions about the Hereditary Mechanism

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    Gillham, Nicholas W.

    2015-01-01

    Francis Galton, Charles Darwin's cousin, had wide and varied interests. They ranged from exploration and travel writing to fingerprinting and the weather. After reading Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," Galton reached the conclusion that it should be possible to improve the human stock through selective breeding, as was the…

  6. Tests Performed on Hydraulic Turbines at Commissioning or after Capital Repairs. Part I. Tests Performed on a 78-MW Francis Turbine

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    Adrian Cuzmoş

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the tests recommended by the standards to be performed on a hydraulic turbine on commissioning, after repair works or refurbishment, and the manner in which these tests were executed in a hydro power plant equipped with a 75-MW Francis turbine and the results obtained.

  7. Tests Performed on Hydraulic Turbines at Commissioning or after Capital Repairs. Part I. Tests Performed on a 78-MW Francis Turbine

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    Adrian Cuzmoş; Constantin-Viorel Câmpian; Doina Frunzăverde; Cosmin Dumbravă; Ana-Maria Budai

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents the tests recommended by the standards to be performed on a hydraulic turbine on commissioning, after repair works or refurbishment, and the manner in which these tests were executed in a hydro power plant equipped with a 75-MW Francis turbine and the results obtained.

  8. Validation of mathematical models for predicting the swirling flow and the vortex rope in a Francis turbine operated at partial discharge

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    Kuibin, P.A.; Okulov, Valery; Susan-Resiga, R.F.;

    2010-01-01

    The vortex rope in a hydro turbine draft tube is one the main and strong sources of pulsations in non-optimal modes of hydro turbine operation. We examine the case of a Francis turbine model operated at partial discharge, where a strong precessing vortex rope is developed in the discharge cone...

  9. St. Francis Rain Garden Water Quality Sampling Interim Data Report; Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Sediments or Solids, and E. Coli for the period April to June, 2014

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    This interim data reported is being provided per request to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to provide summary statistics on a limited set of water quality parameters as measured at the St. Francis Rain Garden site in the Lick Run Valley as it pertains to MSD's Project Grou...

  10. The Red-Attractiveness Effect, Applying the Ioannidis and Trikalinos (2007b) Test, and the Broader Scientific Context: A Reply to Francis (2013)

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    Elliot, Andrew J.; Maier, Markus A.

    2013-01-01

    Francis (2013) tested for and found evidence of publication bias in 1 of the 3 focal relations examined in Elliot et al. (2010), that between red and attractiveness. He then called into question the research as a whole and the field of experimental psychology more generally. Our reply has 3 foci. First, we attend to the bottom line regarding the…

  11. KESALAHAN PENGGUNAAN PUNGTUASI DALAM SURAT DINAS DI SD FRATER DON BOSCO TARAKAN

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    Yohanis Tandi

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    YOHANIS TANDI , 2011. Kesalahan Penggunaan Pungtuasi dalam Surat Dinas di SD Frater Don Bosko Tarakan. Skipsi Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia dan Daerah FKIP Universitas Borneo Tarakan, pembimbing: (1) Zulkifli, M.Pd. (II) Drs. Petrus Tenabean. Rumusan masalah dalam penelitian ini, yaitu penggunaan pungtuasi dalam surat dinas di SD Frater Don Bosko tarakan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan pemakaian pungtuasi di dalam surat dinas di SD Frarter Don Bosko Taraka...

  12. The Authors of the Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha

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    Even today literary criticism still considers the novel Don Quixote the first modern European novel because it fundamentally changes both the concept of literary creation and the findings regarding literary reception. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra published the first part of his chivalric novel in 1605 in Madrid with the title El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. He published the second part, titled El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, ten years later (i.e., in 1615), aga...

  13. Don Quixote Pond: A Small Scale Model of Weathering and Salt Accumulation

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    Englert, P.; Bishop, J. L.; Patel, S. N.; Gibson, E. K.; Koeberl, C.

    2015-01-01

    The formation of Don Quixote Pond in the North Fork of Wright Valley, Antarctica, is a model for unique terrestrial calcium, chlorine, and sulfate weathering, accumulation, and distribution processes. The formation of Don Quixote Pond by simple shallow and deep groundwater contrasts more complex models for Don Juan Pond in the South Fork of Wright Valley. Our study intends to understand the formation of Don Quixote Pond as unique terrestrial processes and as a model for Ca, C1, and S weathering and distribution on Mars.

  14. Rotor optimization of a Francis type hydraulic turbine through the computer flow analysis (CFD); Optimizacion del rodete de una turbina hidraulica tipo Francis a traves del analisis computacional del flujo (CFD)

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    Rosado Tamariz, Erick

    2007-06-15

    In the analysis of fluid behavior through hydraulic turbines, two basic methodologies for flow analysis and optimization processes in turbines are used, which are: a) modeled of flow through the entire turbine (joint), or modeled one of each component separately, obtaining satisfactory results by both methodologies. The analysis of computational fluids dynamics (CFD) to geometries improved by means of finite volume method (FVM) with their corresponding initials and boundary conditions is made, to solve a system differential equations of second order that correspond to the flow around the dominion of runner blades; considering nonviscous flow and the implementation of the two equations models for the solution of the equations that govern the turbulent flow. Also, used parameterization techniques based in a parametric geometry an objective function and the diminution of cavitation. This work presents the optimization of a runner from a Francis hydro turbine for a 75 MW considering three different load conditions (75%, 85% and 100%) through CFD as a part of the hydraulic analysis for modernization of the actual condition of a power generation unit. Francis runner optimization is made, through a previous analysis of CFD by means of the FVM, considering the viscous effects of the fluid and the model of turbulence developed by Sparlart and Allmaras; modeling the wicket and runner separately. Later the generation of a parametric model of the runner is made and the simulation for the generation of data base is formed. Finally an objective function is considered to develop the optimal geometry of the runner blades. The results are presented in a graphic form in such a way, that it shows the distributions of pressure and speed around the blades runner, the geometrical and performance (efficiency and power) comparison between original and optimized model. [Spanish] En el analisis del comportamiento del fluido a traves de turbinas hidraulicas, se emplean dos metodologias

  15. The numerical research of runner cavitation effects on spiral vortex rope in draft tube of Francis turbine

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    Yang, J.; Zhou, L. J.; Wang, Z. W.

    2015-12-01

    The spiral cavitating vortex rope developed in the draft tube of Francis turbine under part load condition maybe causes serious pressure fluctuations and power swings, which threatens the safety and stability of the power plant operations. Many works have been performed to explore the mechanisms of it. In this paper, the runner cavitation and spiral vortex rope under part load conditions were studied to investigate the relations of runner cavitation and the spiral vortex rope. The results proved the existence of obvious interaction between them. The swirl flow at the runner outlet plays an important role in the formation of vortex rope. And the periodic procession of vortex rope in turn intensifies the uneven pressure distribution near the runner outlet and causes the asymmetric cavitation on the runner blades, which then give rise to the modification of swirl flow at the runner blades and thereby affects the characteristics of vortex rope.

  16. The optimization of j-groove shape in the draft tube of a francis turbine to suppress the draft surge

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    Suppression of draft surge caused by vortex and cavitation surge in the draft tube is very important to improve the turbine performance when the turbine is operated in the range of partial load condition. In present work, a series of CFD analysis have been conducted in the range of partial load, design condition and over load of a Francis turbine model with a kind of J-Grooves. The pressure contours, circumferential velocity vectors and vortex core regions in the draft tube are compared by the conditions with or without J-Grooves. Study results show that the J-Grooves can suppress the abnormal phenomena to some extents on the condition of maintaining the efficiency. In the second stage, the shape of J-Groove is optimized step by step considering the groove length, depth and width normalized by the diameter of outlet of turbine runner

  17. Analysis of the part load helical vortex rope of a Francis turbine using on-board sensors

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    Duparchy, F.; Favrel, A.; Lowys, P.-Y.; Landry, C.; Müller, A.; Yamamoto, K.; Avellan, F.

    2015-12-01

    The cavitation helical vortex rope arising at Francis turbine partial load induces pressure fluctuations at the rope precession frequency, which can be decomposed into two components; the convective one and the synchronous one. The latter acts as an excitation source for the hydraulic system and is amplified in case of resonance. The present paper aims to highlight the impact of both components on the mechanical behaviour of the runner by performing on-board measurements. It is shown that the use of on-board pressure sensors enables to naturally separate the components of the pressure fluctuations. In addition, the synchronous component has little impact on the mechanical behaviour of the runner, even for the case in which hydro-acoustic resonance occurs.

  18. Critical notice--defending life: a moral and legal case against abortion choice by Francis J Beckwith.

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    Stretton, D

    2008-11-01

    Francis Beckwith's Defending life: a moral and legal case against abortion choice defends the pro-life position on moral, legal and political grounds. In this critical notice I consider three key issues and argue that Beckwith's treatment of each of them is unpersuasive. The issues are: (1) whether abortion is politically justified by the principle that we should err on the side of liberty in the face of reasonable disagreement over the moral status of the fetus; (2) whether the fetus's natural capacity or genetic propensity to develop rationality and communication is sufficient to give it a moral right to life; and (3) whether abortion is morally justified on the basis of bodily rights. I also show that Beckwith's book fails to consider several important issues and arguments. PMID:18974412

  19. Study of the vortex-induced pressure excitation source in a Francis turbine draft tube by particle image velocimetry

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    Favrel, A.; Müller, A.; Landry, C.; Yamamoto, K.; Avellan, F.

    2015-12-01

    Francis turbines operating at part-load experience the development of a precessing cavitation vortex rope at the runner outlet, which acts as an excitation source for the hydraulic system. In case of resonance, the resulting pressure pulsations seriously compromise the stability of the machine and of the electrical grid to which it is connected. As such off-design conditions are increasingly required for the integration of unsteady renewable energy sources into the existing power system, an accurate assessment of the hydropower plant stability is crucial. However, the physical mechanisms driving this excitation source remain largely unclear. It is for instance essential to establish the link between the draft tube flow characteristics and the intensity of the excitation source. In this study, a two-component particle image velocimetry system is used to investigate the flow field at the runner outlet of a reduced-scale physical model of a Francis turbine. The discharge value is varied from 55 to 81 % of the value at the best efficiency point. A particular set-up is designed to guarantee a proper optical access across the complex geometry of the draft tube elbow. Based on phase-averaged velocity fields, the evolution of the vortex parameters with the discharge, such as the trajectory and the circulation, is determined for the first time. It is shown that the rise in the excitation source intensity is induced by an enlargement of the vortex trajectory and a simultaneous increase in the precession frequency, as well as the vortex circulation. Below a certain value of discharge, the structure of the vortex abruptly changes and loses its coherence, leading to a drastic reduction in the intensity of the induced excitation source.

  20. Steady and unsteady numerical simulations of the flow in the Tokke Francis turbine model, at three operating conditions

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    This work investigates the flow in the scale model of the high-head Tokke Francis turbine at part load, best efficiency point and high load, as a contribution to the first Francis-99 workshop. The work is based on the FOAM-extend CFD software, which is a recent fork of the OpenFOAM CFD software that contains new features for simulations in rotating machinery. Steady-state mixing plane RANS simulations are conducted, with an inlet before the guide vanes and an outlet after the draft tube. Different variants of the k-ε and k-ω turbulence models are used and a linear explicit algebraic Reynolds stress model is implemented. Sliding grid URANS simulations, using a general grid interface coupling, are performed including the entire turbine geometry, from the inlet to the spiral casing to the outlet of the draft tube. For the unsteady simulations, the k-ω SSTF model is implemented and used in addition to the standard k-ε model. Both the steady and unsteady simulations give good predictions of the pressure distribution in the turbine compared to the experimental results. The velocity profiles at the runner outlet are well predicted at off-design conditions. A strong swirl is however obtained at best efficiency point, which is not observed in the experiments. While the steady-state simulations strongly overestimate the efficiency, the unsteady simulations give good predictions at best efficiency point (error of 1.16%) with larger errors at part load (10.67%) and high load (2.72%). Through the use of Fourier decomposition, the pressure fluctuations in the turbine are analysed, and the main rotor-stator interaction frequencies are predicted correctly at all operating conditions

  1. Steady and unsteady numerical simulations of the flow in the Tokke Francis turbine model, at three operating conditions

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    Stoessel, Lucien; Nilsson, Håkan

    2015-01-01

    This work investigates the flow in the scale model of the high-head Tokke Francis turbine at part load, best efficiency point and high load, as a contribution to the first Francis-99 workshop. The work is based on the FOAM-extend CFD software, which is a recent fork of the OpenFOAM CFD software that contains new features for simulations in rotating machinery. Steady-state mixing plane RANS simulations are conducted, with an inlet before the guide vanes and an outlet after the draft tube. Different variants of the k-epsilon and k-ω turbulence models are used and a linear explicit algebraic Reynolds stress model is implemented. Sliding grid URANS simulations, using a general grid interface coupling, are performed including the entire turbine geometry, from the inlet to the spiral casing to the outlet of the draft tube. For the unsteady simulations, the k-ω SSTF model is implemented and used in addition to the standard k-epsilon model. Both the steady and unsteady simulations give good predictions of the pressure distribution in the turbine compared to the experimental results. The velocity profiles at the runner outlet are well predicted at off-design conditions. A strong swirl is however obtained at best efficiency point, which is not observed in the experiments. While the steady-state simulations strongly overestimate the efficiency, the unsteady simulations give good predictions at best efficiency point (error of 1.16%) with larger errors at part load (10.67%) and high load (2.72%). Through the use of Fourier decomposition, the pressure fluctuations in the turbine are analysed, and the main rotor-stator interaction frequencies are predicted correctly at all operating conditions.

  2. Frequent biphasic cellular responses of permanent fish cell cultures to deoxynivalenol (DON)

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    Contamination of animal feed with mycotoxins is a major problem for fish feed mainly due to usage of contaminated ingredients for production and inappropriate storage of feed. The use of cereals for fish food production further increases the risk of a potential contamination. Potential contaminants include the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) which is synthesized by globally distributed fungi of the genus Fusarium. The toxicity of DON is well recognized in mammals. In this study, we confirm cytotoxic effects of DON in established permanent fish cell lines. We demonstrate that DON is capable of influencing the metabolic activity and cell viability in fish cells as determined by different assays to indicate possible cellular targets of this toxin. Evaluation of cell viability by measurement of membrane integrity, mitochondrial activity and lysosomal function after 24 h of exposure of fish cell lines to DON at a concentration range of 0-3000 ng ml-1 shows a biphasic effect on cells although differences in sensitivity occur. The cell lines derived from rainbow trout are particularly sensitive to DON. The focus of this study lies, furthermore, on the effects of DON at different concentrations on production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the different fish cell lines. The results show that DON mainly reduces ROS production in all cell lines that were used. Thus, our comparative investigations reveal that the fish cell lines show distinct species-related endpoint sensitivities that also depend on the type of tissue from which the cells were derived and the severity of exposure. - Highlights: → DON uptake by cells is not extensive. → All fish cell lines are sensitive to DON. → DON is most cytotoxic to rainbow trout cells. → Biphasic cellular responses were frequently observed. → Our results are similar to studies on mammalian cell lines.

  3. Ascaridia galli infection affects pullets differently when feed is contaminated with the Fusarium toxin deoxynivalenol (DON).

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    Dänicke, S; Beineke, A; Rautenschlein, Silke; Valenta, Hana; Kersten, Susanne; Gauly, M

    2013-12-01

    The Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) is a common contaminant of cereal grains used as animal feed. DON is known for its cytotoxic and anti-proliferative properties and might adversely affect the health of poultry. The prevalence of the intestinal parasitizing roundworm Ascaridia galli is higher in outdoor housing systems and has been associated with maldigestion and malabsorption. It was hypothesized that ingested DON might not only affect the pullet itself but could also act on the nematode parasitizing in the ingesta. To examine these interactions between A. galli infection and DON contamination of feed 4 groups of 9 pullets in each were tested; non-infected groups were fed either an uncontaminated control (CON-) or a Fusarium toxin contaminated and mainly DON-containing diet (FUS-), and the corresponding A. galli inoculated groups were fed accordingly (CON+, FUS+). A. galli infection significantly reduced the jejunal villi height and increased the thickness of the tunica muscularis with the effect being more pronounced when the DON-containing diet was fed (Group FUS+). Only in this group significantly increased weights of jejunal and ileal tissues and of livers were noticed. Moreover, DON was detected in plasma of the pullets at higher frequencies when they were infected suggesting a facilitated absorption of DON. Group FUS+ was characterized by a significantly higher excretion of A. galli eggs and a concomitant lower proportion of pullets with detectable antibodies against a somatic antigen of A. galli while worm burden and worm characteristics were not affected by diet. Other effects of feeding the FUS diet to the infected pullets included an increased mass per length of male worms. In conclusion, infection of pullets with A. galli might increase the susceptibility towards DON as indicated by an increased DON absorption rate and a compromised antibody formation. The effects of DON on fecundity and worm morphology require further examination. PMID

  4. Effect of deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxin on in vivo and in vitro porcine circovirus type 2 infections.

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    Savard, Christian; Provost, Chantale; Alvarez, Fernando; Pinilla, Vicente; Music, Nedzad; Jacques, Mario; Gagnon, Carl A; Chorfi, Younes

    2015-04-17

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium spp and is a common contaminant of grains in North America. Among farm animals, swine are the most susceptible to DON because it markedly reduces feed intake and decreases weight gain. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the main causative agent of several syndromes in weaning piglets collectively known as porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). The objectives of this study were to investigate the impact of DON on PCV2 replication in NPTr permissive cell line, and to determine eventual potentiating effects of DON on PCV2 infection in pigs. Noninfected and infected cells with PCV2 were treated with increasing concentrations of DON (0, 70, 140, 280, 560, 1200 ng/mL) and cell survival and virus titer were evaluated 72 h postinfection. Thirty commercial piglets were randomly divided into 3 experimental groups of 10 animals based on DON content of served diets (0, 2.5 and 3.5 mg/kg DON). All groups were further divided into subgroups of 6 pigs and were inoculated with PCV2b virus. The remaining pigs (control) were sham-inoculated with PBS. In vitro results showed that low concentrations of DON could potentially increase PCV2 replication depending on virus genotype. In vivo results showed that even though viremia and lung viral load tend to be higher in animal ingesting DON contaminated diet at 2.5 mg/kg, DON had no significant effect on clinical manifestation of PCVAD in PCV2b infected animals. DON has neither in vitro nor in vivo clear potentiating effects in the development of porcine circovirus infection despite slight increases in viral replication. PMID:25717015

  5. Don, Betty and Jackie Kennedy: On Mad Men and Periodisation

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    Prudence Black

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Why is it that we watch Mad Men and think it represents a period? Flashes of patterned wallpaper, whiskey neat, babies born that are never mentioned, contact lining for kitchen drawers, Ayn Rand, polaroids, skinny ties, Hilton hotels, Walter Cronkite, and a time when Don Draper can ask ‘What do women want?’ and dry old Roger Sterling can reply ‘Who Cares?’ This essay explores the embrace of period detail in Mad Men finding it to be both loving and fetishistic, and belonging, like all period film, to the politics of the present.

  6. Digitaalisen markkinointiviestinnän suunnittelu Facebookissa: Ravintola Don Corleone

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    Dondych, Fanny

    2016-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli kehittää viestintäsuunnitelma ravintolalle Don Corleone digi-taalisesta markkinointiviestinnästä Facebookissa. Työn tarkoituksena oli tehostaa ravintolan mark-kinointiviestintää Facebookissa, mikä johtaisi asiakkaiden lisääntymiseen ja sitä kautta liiketoimin-nan kasvuun. Sosiaalisen median palveluista viestintäkanavaksi valittiin Facebook toimeksiantajan toiveesta sekä Facebookin suuren suosion ja soveltuvuuden vuoksi. Facebookissa on valmiiksi pal-jon eri...

  7. Entre burlas y veras: Don Quijote como loco-cuerdo

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    Gallardo Saborido, Emilio J.

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo indaga en la configuración plural y ambivalente de la figura de Don Quijote, centrándose específicamente en la caracterización de este personaje como loco-cuerdo. Así pues, se consideran varios mecanismos con los que Cervantes jugó para tal fin: desde el uso de la verosimilitud y la parodia, hasta el recurso a modelos médicos propios de su época, pasando por revisiones de arquetipos prestigiosos, como el del caballero erasmista. Las conclusiones obtenidas inciden en la contrapos...

  8. Comunidades de afectados, procomún y don expandido

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    Lafuente, Antonio; Corsín Jiménez, Alberto

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    El don existe. Existe, pero como tantas cosas en nuestro mundo, incluso muy importantes, parece invisible. Allí siempre habrá una mujer cuidando de un bebé, un enfermo o un anciano. En los alrededores, cualquiera que sea la dirección a donde apuntemos, habrá alguien usando la lengua, respirando aire, jugando en la calle o protestando por el ruido. Y conste que podríamos subir el tono y mencionar todo lo que tenga que ver con añorar justicia, gozar paisajes, reclamar salud o disfrutar el si...

  9. SAT-Based Complete Don't-Care Computation for Network Optimization

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    This paper describes an improved approach to Boolean network optimization using internal don't-cares. The improvements concern the type of don't-cares computed, their scope, and the computation method. Instead of the traditionally used compatible observability don't-cares (CODCs), we introduce and justify the use of complete don't-cares (CDC). To ensure the robustness of the don't-care computation for very large industrial networks, a optional windowing scheme is implemented that computes substantial subsets of the CDCs in reasonable time. Finally, we give a SAT-based don't-care computation algorithm that is more efficient than BDD-based algorithms. Experimental results confirm that these improvements work well in practice. Complete don't-cares allow for a reduction in the number of literals compared to the CODCs. Windowing guarantees robustness, even for very large benchmarks on which previous methods could not be applied. SAT reduces the runtime and enhances robustness, making don't-cares affordable for a v...

  10. Research Advancement on Biosynthesis and Biodegradation of Deoxynivalenol (DON)%呕吐毒素(DON)生物合成和降解研究进展

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    曹慧英; 伍松陵; 孙长坡

    2013-01-01

    Vomitoxin,also known as deoxynivalenol (DON),is a kind of secondary metabolites produced by certain Fusarium species;it is one of the common mycotoxins which polluted the food.With the frequent occurrence of climate disasters domestically,the trend of DON pollution exacerbates,so prevention and treatment of DON contamination are imminent.This peper covers the physical and chemical properties of DON,analysis of the DON biosynthetic pathways based on its chemical structure and genes,and summarizes biodegradation of DON by microorganism,speculates possible sites of degradation,degradation pathways and products.Based on a comprehensive understanding of DON,it aims to inspire to seek safe,efficient and cost effective biodegradation pathways using biotechnology,finally to ensure grain and food safety and protect health of consumers.%呕吐毒素(Vomitoxin),即脱氧雪腐镰刀菌烯醇(deoxynivalenol,DON),是镰刀菌产生的次生代谢物质,是污染粮食的主要真菌毒素.随着我国灾害气候的频频发生,DON的污染程度呈现加剧趋势,因此DON污染的控制迫在眉睫.本文阐述了DON的物理化学特性,结合化学结构和基因遗传分析了DON的生物合成途径,并综述了微生物对DON的生物降解研究,推测了DON可能的作用位点、降解途径及降解产物,以此启发利用生物技术,探求安全、高效,低成本的DON生物降解途径,确保粮食和食品安全、保护消费者健康.

  11. Blood Pressure Medicines Don’t Work If People Don’t Take Them PSA (:60)

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    This 60 second public service announcement is based on the September 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Blood pressure medicines don’t work if people don’t take them. Learn how health care systems can work with patients to make taking medicines easier.  Created: 9/13/2016 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 9/13/2016.

  12. Lidia Sedda, Don Chisciotte nella Cultura russa (1720-1928

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    Full Text Available Tracciare i percorsi, a volte limpidi altre volte estremamente complessi, attraverso i quali il Don Chisciotte di Miguel de Cervantes è penetrato nel mondo russo significa ripercorrere la storia di una cultura, quella russa, perennemente in bilico tra Occidente e Oriente. E infatti, la studiosa Lidia Sedda già nell’introduzione al suo saggio Don Chisciotte nella Cultura russa (1720-1928, ricorda come  «l’Europa, sin dai tempi di Pietro il Grande, ha svolto una parte importante nell’indirizzare le riflessioni della classe dirigente e dell’intelligencija russa» (Sedda 2010: 9. Ma al tempo stesso il rapporto tra Russia ed Europa si è «sempre configurato come un rapporto critico, per sua natura dialogico» (ibid.: 9 e  «il campo privilegiato nel quale si è svolto tale rapporto è stato prevalentemente quello letterario» (ibid.: 9. Ecco che allora l’autrice ripercorre con grande acribia filologica le dinamiche di ricezione del capolavoro di Cervantes nella Russia già seicentesca e poi man mano nel periodo che va dal XVIII al XX secolo.

  13. Hydro-acoustic resonance behavior in presence of a precessing vortex rope: observation of a lock-in phenomenon at part load Francis turbine operation

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    Favrel, Arthur; Landry, Christian; Müller, Andres; Yamamoto, Keita; Avellan, François

    2014-01-01

    Francis turbines operating at part load condition experience the development of a cavitating helical vortex rope in the draft tube cone at the runner outlet. The precession movement of this vortex rope induces local convective pressure fluctuations and a synchronous pressure pulsation acting as a forced excitation for the hydraulic system, propagating in the entire system. In the draft tube, synchronous pressure fluctuations with a frequency different to the precession frequency may also be o...

  14. Evaluation of a Francis turbine draft tube flow at part load using hybrid RANS-LES turbulence modelling

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    It is well known that part-load operation of Francis turbines is dominated by time-dependent phenomena. A high swirl level at the turbine runner outlet constitutes a complex inlet boundary condition for the draft tube flow at this condition. The draft tube flow simulation using a quasi-steady approach of typical two-equation turbulence modelling (k-ω SST) can provide good agreement between measurements and computational calculation for the optimum point. Global main structures of the flow as well as secondary flows can be well predicted. For part load condition this hypothesis is quite questionable due to different time scales which are associated to the different effects that can be observed at this condition. Steady state simulations do not predict the physics of the flow accurately. This work presents an evaluation of the part-load simulation results when applying a hybrid RANS-LES turbulence modelling approach using the finite volume method. Firstly, steady state results employing the k-ω SST turbulence model are presented. Then transient calculations employing both k-ω SST and SAS SST, a 2nd generation hybrid turbulence model, are also presented. In this model, a spatial filtering based on the grid size is not the main criteria applied to determinate the smallest calculated scales of the flow, but the instabilities of the flow field itself are the trigger for the reduction of eddy viscosity production. The effects of the mesh resolution on the solved turbulent structures are also evaluated. The numerical results are compared to time-averaged velocity profile data obtained by LDA (Laser-Doppler-Anemometry) measurements at the inlet of the draft tube diffuser of an nq=55 1/min Francis turbine. Velocity components in flow direction and transversal to it are evaluated. The investigation shows that the steady state results present considerable deviations when compared to those measurements. The transient calculations using the unsteady k-ω SST approach shows

  15. Don DeLillo’s Mapping of the City

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    Full Text Available Taking as his point of departure the immense significance the city has for understanding the present moment and the special relationship the city has had with the novel, the author gives a reading of Don DeLillo and the way his work has engaged the city of New York. Focusing upon his last two novels, Underworld and Cosmopolis, the author describes how these two novels narrate the transformations the American city has undergone during the second part of the twentieth century. The bulk of his analysis deals with the function the Prologue flashback of the Bronx has in the earlier novel and the transformed city of late capitalism in his last text. The author concludes his reading by pointing out how DeLillo’s novels not only provide fictional accounts of what has occurred in the urban sphere but how they provide evidence of the difficulty of representing the contemporary world and how they foreground urgent political considerations.

  16. Studies on phytosterol content of Parkia roxburgii G. Don.

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Kedawung (Parkia roxburgii G. Don. is one of plants that originally could be found in almost all parts of Java Island. Due to lack of attention, at present situation this plant could be categorized as an endangered species. This plant species distributed widely in Africa. In several African countries, this plant has an important position either as food resource or alternative medicine. In Indonesia, traditionally kedawung tree often use as medicine, especially as part of “jamu gendong” formulation. This work was focused on the study of phytosterol content and it distribution. The research result show that almost all parts of kedawung tree have a significant content of phytosterol, which is dominated by beta-sitosterol. The highest beta-sitosterol content was founded in the stem of leaf (35.24% (w/w and pod (29.67% (w/w.

  17. Scientific Communication for Positive Action: Do's and Don'ts

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    Sanquini, A.; Wood, M. M.

    2015-12-01

    Natural hazard presentations often highlight disasters that may ensue from natural processes when mitigation or preparedness actions are not taken. Examples include images of raging fires, collapsed buildings, and flooded urban areas. Research has shown that this makes presentations more interesting and more memorable. Such images are the stock and trade of disaster reporting by the media. Unfortunately, it may also trigger avoidance and denial in the audience, resulting in preparedness reduction; the opposite effect of what may have been intended by the speaker. Recent social research has provided insight into a better approach. The theory of communicating actionable risk posits that people will take action against hazards when they know what to do, think it would work, and know someone who did it. This approach was recently applied in an intervention designed to motivate earthquake-resistant construction in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Social theory further suggests that a tendency towards action is strengthened by hearing a consistent message over time, and by providing the audience with an appropriate opportunity to seek out relevant information. This presentation shows how, by taking this transdisciplinary step, scientists can make small changes in their hazard communication, thereby acting as positive influencers of change. A summary of "do's" and "don'ts" is given for reference. 1. Show examples of what to do. 2. Show effectiveness of actions. 3. Give sense of knowing someone who did it. 4. Deliver consistent message, repeatedly. 5. Give opportunity for more information. DON'T: 1. Make the disaster the star. 2. Contradict other communications.

  18. Experimental and numerical investigation of unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices in draft tube of low specific speed Francis turbine

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    At both partial and full load of Francis turbines, the unsteady behavior of cavitating draft tube vortices occurs and leads to undesirable matters such as power house vibration, noise and power swing in some cases. This paper presents the investigation of the interaction between the flow pattern at runner outlet and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices in draft tube with experimental and numerical approaches. On the experimental research, the pressure pulsation in the draft tube is measured and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices is taken pictures with a high speed camera in the model test. On the numerical research, by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) adopting a two-phase unsteady analysis, the analysis domain from the guide vane to the draft tube is carried out for investigating the interaction between the runner outlet flow and the vortex pattern. The pressure pulsation at the upper draft tube and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices obtained from CFD results are similar to those obtained in the model test. Detailed analysis of CFD results at overload indicates the repeat of expansion and contraction of cavitating vortices, which were shaped helical vortices with opposite direction of runner rotation, and the corresponding flow pattern in every time step of the pressure pulsations

  19. Experimental and numerical investigation of unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices in draft tube of low specific speed Francis turbine

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    Tamura, Y.; Tani, K.; Okamoto, N.

    2014-03-01

    At both partial and full load of Francis turbines, the unsteady behavior of cavitating draft tube vortices occurs and leads to undesirable matters such as power house vibration, noise and power swing in some cases. This paper presents the investigation of the interaction between the flow pattern at runner outlet and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices in draft tube with experimental and numerical approaches. On the experimental research, the pressure pulsation in the draft tube is measured and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices is taken pictures with a high speed camera in the model test. On the numerical research, by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) adopting a two-phase unsteady analysis, the analysis domain from the guide vane to the draft tube is carried out for investigating the interaction between the runner outlet flow and the vortex pattern. The pressure pulsation at the upper draft tube and the unsteady behavior of cavitating vortices obtained from CFD results are similar to those obtained in the model test. Detailed analysis of CFD results at overload indicates the repeat of expansion and contraction of cavitating vortices, which were shaped helical vortices with opposite direction of runner rotation, and the corresponding flow pattern in every time step of the pressure pulsations.

  20. Cavitation on a scaled-down model of a Francis turbine guide vane: high-speed imaging and PIV measurements

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    Pervunin, K. S.; Timoshevskiy, M. V.; Churkin, S. A.; Kravtsova, A. Yu; Markovich, D. M.; Hanjalić, K.

    2015-12-01

    Cavitation on two symmetric foils, a NACA0015 hydrofoil and a scaled-down model of a Francis turbine guide vane (GV), was investigated by high-speed visualization and PIV. At small attack angles the differences between the profiles of the mean and fluctuating velocities for both hydrofoils were shown to be insignificant. However, at the higher angle of incidence, flow separation from the GV surface was discovered for quasi-steady regimes including cavitation-free and cavitation inception cases. The flow separation leads to the appearance of a second maximum in velocity fluctuations distributions downstream far from the GV surface. When the transition to unsteady regimes occurred, the velocity distributions became quite similar for both foils. Additionally, for the GV an unsteady regime characterized by asymmetric spanwise variations of the sheet cavity length along with alternating periodic detachments of clouds between the sidewalls of the test channel was for the first time visualized. This asymmetric behaviour is very likely to be governed by the cross instability that was recently described by Decaix and Goncalvès [8]. Moreover, it was concluded that the existence of the cross instability is independent on the test body shape and its aspect ratio.

  1. Transient two-phase CFD simulation of overload pressure pulsation in a prototype sized Francis turbine considering the waterway dynamics

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    Mössinger, P.; Conrad, P.; Jung, A.

    2014-03-01

    At high load operation points, Francis turbines generally produce large cavitation volumes of central vortex character in the draft tube. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the flow behaviour at high load conditions a combined 1D-3D transient two-phase numerical investigation at prototype size was carried out and these results were compared with measured site data. A one-dimensional model to capture hydroacoustic effects along a pipeline will be presented. The corresponding PDEs were solved using an implicit finite difference scheme on a staggered grid. In contrast to previous studies this model is coupled to the commercial software ANSYS CFX through an interface which exchanges pressure and discharge data within every time step until convergence. Results of the one-dimensional approach as well as the coupled solution were validated with commercial one-dimensional software (SIMSEN) and a full threedimensional calculation for hydroacoustic test cases. Unlike former investigations the described 1D-3D approach is used to compare site data with a numerical analysis at prototype size focused on the amplitude and frequency of the pressure pulsation at overload condition. The combined model is able to capture the occurring phase change in the draft tube as well as the propagating pressure oscillation through the hydraulic system without solving for the whole penstock in a 3D manner, thus saving time and computational resources.

  2. Les livres de recettes « francisés » au Mexique au XIXe siècle

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    Sarah Bak-Geller Corona

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available L’apparition des premiers livres de cuisine au Mexique - publiés par des maisons d’édition françaises spécialisées en ouvrages en espagnol - marque le début de l’histoire de la cuisine mexicaine. Cet événement s’inscrit par ailleurs dans une histoire plus large : celle de la construction de l’État-nation, entre nationalisme et cosmopolitisme. L’article s’intéresse aux idéaux de nation et de cuisine cohabitant dans deux des livres de recettes francisés du XIXe siècle au Mexique : l’Arte novísimo de cocina et le Nuevo cocinero americano/mexicano en forma de diccionario.French-fashioned Mexican recipe books in the 19th century. Globalization and construction of a national culinary modelThe first Mexican recipe books were published in the early 1830’s by French publishing houses specialized in Spanish written books. This article deals with the different nationalistic and cuisine models in two French-fashioned Mexican recipe books -the Arte novísimo de cocina and the Nuevo cocinero americano/mexicano en forma de diccionario- and their relationship with the nation-building context in nineteenth century Mexico.

  3. Transient two-phase CFD simulation of overload pressure pulsation in a prototype sized Francis turbine considering the waterway dynamics

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    At high load operation points, Francis turbines generally produce large cavitation volumes of central vortex character in the draft tube. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the flow behaviour at high load conditions a combined 1D-3D transient two-phase numerical investigation at prototype size was carried out and these results were compared with measured site data. A one-dimensional model to capture hydroacoustic effects along a pipeline will be presented. The corresponding PDEs were solved using an implicit finite difference scheme on a staggered grid. In contrast to previous studies this model is coupled to the commercial software ANSYS CFX through an interface which exchanges pressure and discharge data within every time step until convergence. Results of the one-dimensional approach as well as the coupled solution were validated with commercial one-dimensional software (SIMSEN) and a full threedimensional calculation for hydroacoustic test cases. Unlike former investigations the described 1D-3D approach is used to compare site data with a numerical analysis at prototype size focused on the amplitude and frequency of the pressure pulsation at overload condition. The combined model is able to capture the occurring phase change in the draft tube as well as the propagating pressure oscillation through the hydraulic system without solving for the whole penstock in a 3D manner, thus saving time and computational resources

  4. Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Pressure Fields in a Draft Tube Cone of the Francis (Tokke) Turbine Model

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    Stefan, D.; Rudolf, P.

    2015-01-01

    The simulations of high head Francis turbine model (Tokke) are performed for three operating conditions - Part Load, Best Efficiency Point (BEP) and Full Load using software Ansys Fluent R15 and alternatively OpenFOAM 2.2.2. For both solvers the simulations employ Realizable k-e turbulence model. The unsteady pressure pulsations of pressure signal from two monitoring points situated in the draft tube cone and one behind the guide vanes are evaluated for all three operating conditions in order to compare frequencies and amplitudes with the experimental results. The computed velocity fields are compared with the experimental ones using LDA measurements in two locations situated in the draft tube cone. The proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) is applied on a longitudinal slice through the draft tube cone. The unsteady static pressure fields are decomposed and a spatio-temporal behavior of modes is correlated with amplitude-frequency results obtained from the pressure signal in monitoring points. The main application of POD is to describe which modes are related to an interaction between rotor (turbine runner) and stator (spiral casing and guide vanes) and cause dynamic flow behavior in the draft tube. The numerically computed efficiency is correlated with the experimental one in order to verify the simulation accuracy.

  5. Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Pressure Fields in a Draft Tube Cone of the Francis (Tokke) Turbine Model

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    The simulations of high head Francis turbine model (Tokke) are performed for three operating conditions - Part Load, Best Efficiency Point (BEP) and Full Load using software Ansys Fluent R15 and alternatively OpenFOAM 2.2.2. For both solvers the simulations employ Realizable k-e turbulence model. The unsteady pressure pulsations of pressure signal from two monitoring points situated in the draft tube cone and one behind the guide vanes are evaluated for all three operating conditions in order to compare frequencies and amplitudes with the experimental results. The computed velocity fields are compared with the experimental ones using LDA measurements in two locations situated in the draft tube cone. The proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) is applied on a longitudinal slice through the draft tube cone. The unsteady static pressure fields are decomposed and a spatio-temporal behavior of modes is correlated with amplitude-frequency results obtained from the pressure signal in monitoring points. The main application of POD is to describe which modes are related to an interaction between rotor (turbine runner) and stator (spiral casing and guide vanes) and cause dynamic flow behavior in the draft tube. The numerically computed efficiency is correlated with the experimental one in order to verify the simulation accuracy

  6. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar Year 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Antioch Dunes NWR, Farallon NWR, San Pablo Bay NWR, Ellicot Slough NWR, Salinas River NWR, and...

  7. Regional economic impacts of current and proposed management alternatives for Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report first presents a description of the local community and economy near the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR. Next, the report describes methods used to...

  8. Botulism protocols for the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This plan gives a basic description of what avian botulism is and the locations on the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge where botulism...

  9. 4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards

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    ... html 4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study Biggest problem with products ... products sold in the United States fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, new research shows. The ...

  10. The Trail Inventory of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge [Cycle 1

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all nonmotorized trails on Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Trails in this...

  11. Pilot Fullerton dons EES anti-gravity suit lower torso on middeck

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    Pilot Fullerton dons ejection escape suit (EES) anti-gravity (anti-g) suit lower torso on forward port side middeck above potable water tank. Anti-g suit is an olive drab inner garment that complements EES.

  12. Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_158859.html Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription ... Percocet, for surgery or illness, about half of parents say they keep the leftover medicine on hand. " ...

  13. Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says

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    ... 159740.html Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says Parents and peers have far ... television and other media have little effect on teens' sexual behavior, according to a study that challenges ...

  14. Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat Sleep Apnea

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_157882.html Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat ... their treatment program are much more likely to crash, a new study finds. "The most surprising result ...

  15. Mixing regime as a key factor to determine DON formation in drinking water biological treatment.

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    Lu, Changqing; Li, Shuai; Gong, Song; Yuan, Shoujun; Yu, Xin

    2015-11-01

    Dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) can act as precursor of nitrogenous disinfection by-products formed during chlorination disinfection. The performances of biological fluidized bed (continuous stirred tank reactor, CSTR) and bio-ceramic filters (plug flow reactor, PFR) were compared in this study to investigate the influence of mixing regime on DON formation in drinking water treatment. In the shared influent, DON ranged from 0.71mgL(-1) to 1.20mgL(-1). The two biological fluidized bed reactors, named BFB1 (mechanical stirring) and BFB2 (air agitation), contained 0.12 and 0.19mgL(-1) DON in their effluents, respectively. Meanwhile, the bio-ceramic reactors, labeled as BCF1 (no aeration) and BCF2 (with aeration), had 1.02 and 0.81mgL(-1) DON in their effluents, respectively. Comparative results showed that the CSTR mixing regime significantly reduced DON formation. This particular reduction was further investigated in this study. The viable/total microbial biomass was determined with propidium monoazide quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PMA-qPCR) and qPCR, respectively. The results of the investigation demonstrated that the microbes in BFB2 had higher viability than those in BCF2. The viable bacteria decreased more sharply than the total bacteria along the media depth in BCF2, and DON in BCF2 accumulated in the deeper media. These phenomena suggested that mixing regime determined DON formation by influencing the distribution of viable, total biomass, and ratio of viable biomass to total biomass. PMID:25585870

  16. The discovery of cometary activity in near-earth asteroid (3552) don quixote

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    Mommert, Michael; Hora, Joseph L.; Harris, Alan W.; Reach, William T.; Emery, Joshua P.; Thomas, Cristina A.; Mueller, Michael; Cruikshank, Dale P.; Trilling, David E.; Delbo', Marco; Smith, Howard A.

    2014-01-01

    The near-Earth object (NEO) population, which mainly consists of fragments from collisions between asteroids in the main asteroid belt, is thought to include contributions from short-period comets as well. One of the most promising NEO candidates for a cometary origin is near-Earth asteroid (3552) Don Quixote, which has never been reported to show activity. Here we present the discovery of cometary activity in Don Quixote based on thermal–infrared observations made with the Spitzer S...

  17. FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITY AND HPLC ANALYSIS OF ARAUCARIA CUNNINGHAMII AITON EX D. DON LEAF EXTRACT

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    Vandana Gautam; Saroj Arora; Dhriti Kapoor; Renu Bhardwaj

    2014-01-01

    Background: Several diseases are caused in the body due to oxidative stress of free radicals. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the antioxidant activity of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don (Araucariaceae) leaf extract. The dried leaves of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don (Araucariaceae) were extracted with 80% methanol. The antioxidant activity of the extract was predicted through in vitro model systems such as 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), reducing ...

  18. Stability of DON and OTA during the breadmaking process and determination of process and performance criteria

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    Vidal, A.; Morales-Valle, H.; Sanchis, V.; Ramos, A. J.; Marín, S.

    2014-01-01

    The fate of deoxynivalenol (DON) and ochratoxin A (OTA) during the breadmaking process was studied. In particular, toxin content was analysed in mixed baking ingredients before kneading, after fermentation and proofing, and finally after baking. Fermentation and proofing were carried out at 30 C for 1 h, while baking was performed at different temperature levels (from 170 to 210 C) and baking times from 45 to 135 min, in a full factorial design. DON increased from unkneaded mix to fermented d...

  19. MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN MEMBACA SISWA DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN MEDIA GAMBAR KELAS ISD FRATER DON BOSCO TARAKAN

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    Yuliana Kaha

    2011-01-01

    Yuliana Kaha, 2011, Meningkatkan Kemampun Membaca Siswa Dengan Menggunakan Media Gambar Kelas 1 SD Frater Don Bosco Tarakan Tahun Pembelajaran 2010/ 2011. Skripsi Jurusan Pendidikan Guru Sekolah Dasar Universitas Borneo Tarakan, Pembimbing: (1) Sungkono,S.Pd,MA(2) Drs. Herdiansyah, M.Si. Skripsi ini berjudul Meningkatkan Kemampuan Membaca Siswa Dengan Menggunakan Media Gambar Kelas I SD Frater Don Bosco Tarakan Tahun pembelajaran 2010/ 2011. Skripsi ini merupakan hasil karya akademis untuk Me...

  20. Buy, don't build -- What does that mean for a software developer?

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    The buzz phrase of the 1990's for the petroleum software industry has become ''buy, don't build.'' For an end user in an oil company, this generally means acquiring application software rather than developing it internally. The concept of buy, don't build can also apply for a software developer. Purchasing software toolkit components can expedite the development of an application as well as reduce future support requirements

  1. Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Properties of Alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don

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    Won Fen Wong; Shiau-Chuen Cheah; Mohd Rais Mustafa; Mohammadjavad Paydar; Aditya Arya; Soon Huat Tiong; Chung Yeng Looi; Khalijah Awang; Hazrina Hazni

    2013-01-01

    Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don is a herbal plant traditionally used by local populations in India, South Africa, China and Malaysia to treat diabetes. The present study reports the in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic activities of the major alkaloids isolated from Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don leaves extract. Four alkaloids—vindoline I, vindolidine II, vindolicine III and vindolinine IV—were isolated and identified from the dichloromethane extract (DE) of this plant’s leaves. DE and comp...

  2. ‘Early Psychosis’ as a Mirror of Biologist Controversies in Post-WarGerman, Anglo-Saxon and Soviet Psychiatry

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    Lara eRzesnitzek

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The English term ‘early psychosis’ was coined in the 1930s to refer to feelings of irritability, loss of concentration, hypochondriac ideas, moodiness and lassitude that were seen to precede the onset of clear-cut hallucinations and delusions. The history of thinking about ‘early psychosis’ under names such as ‘latent’, ‘masked’, ‘mild’, ‘simple’ or ‘sluggish’ schizophrenia before World War II and afterwards on the different sides of the Wall and the Iron Curtain reveals ‘early psychosis’ as a mirror of quite aged international biologist controversies that are still alive today and to the same extent as they are misunderstood, are influential in their implications in today’s psychiatry.

  3. Demistifikasi Tokoh Don Juan dalam La Nuit De Valognes Karya Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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    Talha Bachmid

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Don Juan is a myth about a seducer, a man with many love adventures, a women’s heat conqueror, and many other predicates. Don Juan as a myth is well-known world wide over, appearing in about 50 writings such as novels, plays, operas. But a French writer Eric-Emannuel Schmitt proposes a new figure of Don Juan in his play La Nuit de Valognes (Night in Valognes: the seducer is judged by five victims and convicted to marry one of his victims in order to stop his adventures. Surprisingly, Don Juan accepts this verdict without conditions. This sudden change becomes the theme of the play: the demythification of Don Juan. A flash back scene shows the beginning of this change and the interpretations that might arise from here. One possible interpretation is proposed and discussed in this paper: Don Juan found the way to a purer love, which is the union with God, and decides to begin his journey. This play can thus be categorised as a sufi text.

  4. EVALUATION OF SOME ANTIOXIDANTS’ EFFECTS IN KIDNEY HISTOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF WEANED PIGS, INTOXICATED WITH DEOXYNIVALENOL (DON

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    GABI DUMITRESCU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Deoxynivalenol is a mycotoxin produced by fungi of the Fusarium genera, which are abundant in various cereal crops and processed grains. In order to protect cell structure within the tissues studied, we tried various experimental variants by incorporating some selenium and boron sources into the combined fodder, and also in mixture with DON with different concentrations. To determine the morphophysiological changes induced by the mycotoxin DON upon kidney histological structure, and also the antioxidants’ effects, we took samples from 9 piglets belonging to three groups: group 1 (fed with fodder added with DON, group 2 (fed with fodder added with selenium and group 3 (fed with fodder added with selenium and DON. At renal parenchyma level, DON determines a series of changes in the renal corpuscles and also in the uriniferous tubes. These changes are represented by glomerular atrophies and nephrocyte epithelial dystrophies. The epithelial dystrophic processes occur in the renal medullar, too, where numerous ectasied capillaries and hemorrhagic areas are present. In the case of groups 2 and 3 consisted of piglets fed with fodder added with selenium, respectively fodder added with DON and selenium, the renal vascular network becomes hypertrophic associated with leukocyte infiltrative processes.

  5. Consumption as Sign in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis

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    Seyyede Fateme Mirbabazade

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available As one of the foremost American postmodern authors, Don DeLillo tends to focus on construction of postmodern subject’s consciousness through media, technology and consumption. Nevertheless, despite many affinities between Baudrillard and DeLillo, many researches which have been done on his works have failed to theoretically analyze them from Baudrillardian perspective. Although there is affinity between Baudrillard and DeLillo, there is dissimilarity as well. While Baudrillard believes that that there is no escape for individual from the ideology of the system, DeLillo claims that there is hope for change and revolution for the individuals by their action in society, particularly by the means of art, to be more  than a cog in the machine of ideology of system. Baudrillard, as one of the most influential postmodern theorists, defines consumption as organized control of sign and one of the many ways any subject is assimilated in any given society. For Baudrillard the logic of consumption is based on social differentiation. By the logic of social differentiation, individuals distinguish themselves and obtain social prestige and standing through the purchase and use of consumer goods. In his theorization about the concept of need and value, Baudrillard finds Marx’s logics of use value (utility and functionality and exchange value (economic value inadequate to include the whole function of an object and adds the logic of sign value. Baudrillard asserts that in consumption economic exchange value (money is transformed into sign exchange value (prestige, etc.; yet this functioning is maintained by the use value. The only way out of this dilemma, Baudrillard claims, is to return to symbolic exchange which is neither a conception nor an agency, but an act of exchange and a social relation and the only approach to real human communication and understanding. Therefore this research attempts to highlights those affinities in DeLillo’s first post-9

  6. Catharanthus roseus (L. G. Don - plant regeneration and alkaloids content

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    Mirosława Furmanowa

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available We describe here a regeneration of plantlets of Catharanthus roseus (L. G. Don from shoot tips and axillary buds. Shoot tips were excised from 7-day-old seedlings and were incubated in solid Nitsch and Nitsch (NN medium supplemented with kinetin, benzyladenine (BA, indole-3-butyric acid (IBA and β-indolylacetic acid (IAA in various combinations. After two months in culture, regenerated rooted plantlets were cut and transferred to a new medium; the explants contained shoot tips or axillary buds. Four passages were done. We obtained about 200 rooting plantlets from one seedling. Then the plantlets were transferred to the soil and they grew under a foil tent. After five months of vegetation they were collected, dried and weighed. Chemical investigations of leaves of these plants were done. The vindoline and catharanthine were dominant alkaloids in the juvenile stage of plants (before blooming. Total amount of alkaloids, equal 2.95%, was gravimetrically determined in leaves of plants, after 4th passage, regenerated in vitro on NN medium supplemented with kinetin and IBA.

  7. Hydro-acoustic resonance behavior in presence of a precessing vortex rope: observation of a lock-in phenomenon at part load Francis turbine operation

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    Favrel, A.; Landry, C.; Müller, A.; Yamamoto, K.; Avellan, F.

    2014-03-01

    Francis turbines operating at part load condition experience the development of a cavitating helical vortex rope in the draft tube cone at the runner outlet. The precession movement of this vortex rope induces local convective pressure fluctuations and a synchronous pressure pulsation acting as a forced excitation for the hydraulic system, propagating in the entire system. In the draft tube, synchronous pressure fluctuations with a frequency different to the precession frequency may also be observed in presence of cavitation. In the case of a matching between the precession frequency and the synchronous surge frequency, hydro-acoustic resonance occurs in the draft tube inducing high pressure fluctuations throughout the entire hydraulic system, causing torque and power pulsations. The risk of such resonances limits the possible extension of the Francis turbine operating range. A more precise knowledge of the phenomenon occurring at such resonance conditions and prediction capabilities of the induced pressure pulsations needs therefore to be developed. This paper proposes a detailed study of the occurrence of hydro-acoustic resonance for one particular part load operating point featuring a well-developed precessing vortex rope and corresponding to 64% of the BEP. It focuses particularly on the evolution of the local interaction between the pressure fluctuations at the precession frequency and the synchronous surge mode passing through the resonance condition. For this purpose, an experimental investigation is performed on a reduced scale model of a Francis turbine, including pressure fluctuation measurements in the draft tube and in the upstream piping system. Changing the pressure level in the draft tube, resonance occurrences are highlighted for different Froude numbers. The evolution of the hydro-acoustic response of the system suggests that a lock-in effect between the excitation frequency and the natural frequency may occur at low Froude number, inducing a hydro

  8. Model tests of guide vane hydraulic torques of Francis turbine%混流式模型水轮机导叶水力矩试验

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    邵国辉; 赵越

    2014-01-01

    为了确定导叶在各个开度所受的水力矩从而正确选择导水机构接力器,采用特殊的测力活动导叶轴、粘贴应变片的技术工艺、静荷载的标定方法,针对某一混流式模型水轮机进行了同步导叶水力矩和非同步导叶水力矩的模型试验。试验结果表明,该混流式模型水轮机导叶在同步及非同步条件下均具备自关闭的特性。试验结果已经用于真机导水机构设计,保证了原型水轮机设计的安全性与合理性。%For correct selection of the guide vane servomotor based on determining the hydraulic torque of guide vanes at different openings, synchronous and asynchronous guide vane torque model tests of a Francis turbine were performed, using a special guide vane bearing, the technology of bonded strain gauges, and the static load calibration method. Test results show that guide vanes of the Francis turbine model have a self-closing function under synchronous and asynchronous conditions. The results have already been used in the prototype design of water distributors of Francis turbines, ensuring security and rationality in prototype design.

  9. Hydro-acoustic resonance behavior in presence of a precessing vortex rope: observation of a lock-in phenomenon at part load Francis turbine operation

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    Francis turbines operating at part load condition experience the development of a cavitating helical vortex rope in the draft tube cone at the runner outlet. The precession movement of this vortex rope induces local convective pressure fluctuations and a synchronous pressure pulsation acting as a forced excitation for the hydraulic system, propagating in the entire system. In the draft tube, synchronous pressure fluctuations with a frequency different to the precession frequency may also be observed in presence of cavitation. In the case of a matching between the precession frequency and the synchronous surge frequency, hydro-acoustic resonance occurs in the draft tube inducing high pressure fluctuations throughout the entire hydraulic system, causing torque and power pulsations. The risk of such resonances limits the possible extension of the Francis turbine operating range. A more precise knowledge of the phenomenon occurring at such resonance conditions and prediction capabilities of the induced pressure pulsations needs therefore to be developed. This paper proposes a detailed study of the occurrence of hydro-acoustic resonance for one particular part load operating point featuring a well-developed precessing vortex rope and corresponding to 64% of the BEP. It focuses particularly on the evolution of the local interaction between the pressure fluctuations at the precession frequency and the synchronous surge mode passing through the resonance condition. For this purpose, an experimental investigation is performed on a reduced scale model of a Francis turbine, including pressure fluctuation measurements in the draft tube and in the upstream piping system. Changing the pressure level in the draft tube, resonance occurrences are highlighted for different Froude numbers. The evolution of the hydro-acoustic response of the system suggests that a lock-in effect between the excitation frequency and the natural frequency may occur at low Froude number, inducing a hydro

  10. Increasing trends of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) in temperate forests under recovery from acidification in Flanders, Belgium.

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    Verstraeten, Arne; Verschelde, Pieter; De Vos, Bruno; Neirynck, Johan; Cools, Nathalie; Roskams, Peter; Hens, Maarten; Louette, Gerald; Sleutel, Steven; De Neve, Stefaan

    2016-05-15

    We evaluated trends (2005-2013) and patterns of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) and its ratio with dissolved organic carbon (DOC), DOC:DON in atmospheric deposition and soil solution of five Level II plots of the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) in Flanders, Northern Belgium. The primary aim was to confirm positive postulated trends in DON levels and DOC:DON under on-going recovery from acidification. The DON concentrations (0.95-1.41mgL(-1)) and fluxes (5.6-8.3kgha(-1)y(-1)) in throughfall were about twice as high compared to precipitation in the open field (0.40-0.48mgL(-1), 3.0-3.9kgha(-1)y(-1)). Annual soil profile leaching losses of DON varied between 1.2 and 3.7kgha(-1)y(-1). The highest soil DON concentrations and fluxes were observed beneath the O horizon (1.84-2.36mgL(-1), 10.1-12.3kgha(-1)y(-1)). Soil solution concentrations and fluxes of DON showed significant increasing trends. Temporarily soil solution DOC:DON rose following an exceptionally long spring drought in 2007, suggesting an effect of drying and rewetting on DOM composition. Further research is needed to test the dependence of DON and DOC:DON on factors such as latitude, forest cover, length of the growing season, hydrology and topography. Nonetheless, even with considerable variation in soil type, level of base saturation, and soil texture in the five included ICP Forests Level II plots, all data revealed a proportionally larger positive response of DON flux than DOC to recovery from acidification. PMID:26906698

  11. Numerical simulation of flow in a high head Francis turbine with prediction of efficiency, rotor stator interaction and vortex structures in the draft tube

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    The paper presents numerical simulations of flow in a model of a high head Francis turbine and comparison of results to the measurements. Numerical simulations were done by two CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) codes, Ansys CFX and OpenFOAM. Steady-state simulations were performed by k-ε and SST model, while for transient simulations the SAS SST ZLES model was used. With proper grid refinement in distributor and runner and with taking into account losses in labyrinth seals very accurate prediction of torque on the shaft, head and efficiency was obtained. Calculated axial and circumferential velocity components on two planes in the draft tube matched well with experimental results

  12. Discussion of "The Source of Historical Economic Fluctuations: An Analysis using Long- Run Restrictions" by Neville Francis and Valerie A. Ramey

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    Uhlig, Harald

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the paper ``The Source of Historical Economic Fluctuations: An Analysis using Long-Run Restrictions´´ by Neville Francis and Valerie A. Ramey. It argues that these authors have made great progress both in the precise measurement of labor input as well as determining the effect of productivity shocks on labor, but a number of questions remain. As for measurement, the issue of schooling needs further work. As for calculating the long-run impact of labor productivity shocks,...

  13. Numerical simulation of flow in a high head Francis turbine with prediction of efficiency, rotor stator interaction and vortex structures in the draft tube

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    Jošt, D.; Škerlavaj, A.; Morgut, M.; Mežnar, P.; Nobile, E.

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents numerical simulations of flow in a model of a high head Francis turbine and comparison of results to the measurements. Numerical simulations were done by two CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) codes, Ansys CFX and OpenFOAM. Steady-state simulations were performed by k-epsilon and SST model, while for transient simulations the SAS SST ZLES model was used. With proper grid refinement in distributor and runner and with taking into account losses in labyrinth seals very accurate prediction of torque on the shaft, head and efficiency was obtained. Calculated axial and circumferential velocity components on two planes in the draft tube matched well with experimental results.

  14. Risk Acceptance Personality Paradigm: How We View What We Don't Know We Don't Know

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    Massie, Michael J.; Morris, A. Terry

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of integrated hazard analyses, probabilistic risk assessments, failure modes and effects analyses, fault trees and many other similar tools is to give managers of a program some idea of the risks associated with their program. All risk tools establish a set of undesired events and then try to evaluate the risk to the program by assessing the severity of the undesired event and the likelihood of that event occurring. Some tools provide qualitative results, some provide quantitative results and some do both. However, in the end the program manager and his/her team must decide which risks are acceptable and which are not. Even with a wide array of analysis tools available, risk acceptance is often a controversial and difficult decision making process. And yet, today's space exploration programs are moving toward more risk based design approaches. Thus, risk identification and good risk assessment is becoming even more vital to the engineering development process. This paper explores how known and unknown information influences risk-based decisions by looking at how the various parts of our personalities are affected by what they know and what they don't know. This paper then offers some criteria for consideration when making risk-based decisions.

  15. Pump used as a turbine (PAT) with flow control - Part 4: Sizing the new spiral casing; Petites centrales hydrauliques. Pompe fonctionnant en turbine avec reglage du debit (Pat-Francis). 4eme partie: dimensionnement et construction de la bache spirale

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    Chapallaz, J.-M.

    2007-02-15

    This fourth and final part of a final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the use of a pump equipped with variable guide vanes, similar to a Francis turbine. This fourth part of a four-part article deals with the selection of a pump and describes the general lay-out of the new spiral casing to be adapted for use in the PAT-Francis turbine. The parameters to be taken into account are looked at and calculation examples are presented. Proposals for a simplified construction are examined.

  16. The Authors of the Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha

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    Branka Kalenić Ramšak

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Even today literary criticism still considers the novel Don Quixote the first modern European novel because it fundamentally changes both the concept of literary creation and the findings regarding literary reception. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra published the first part of his chivalric novel in 1605 in Madrid with the title El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. He published the second part, titled El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, ten years later (i.e., in 1615, again in Madrid. Why did Cervantes change the title in the second part of his novel and thus transform Don Quixote the hidalgo ‘nobleman’ into Don Quixote the caballero ‘knight, nobleman, horseman’? In Spanish literature of Cervantes’ time, writers often borrowed texts from one another, wrote sequels to them, and reworked them into humorous poems, jocular one-act plays, or unusual parodies. The Baroque concept of imitation was not understood as plagiarism, but rather as a positive approach to creativity. One of Cervantes’ most enthusiastic imitators was Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda. He hated Cervantes, but loved Don Quixote so much that he wrote a sequel to it in the form of a chivalric novel. In 1614, Avellaneda published his novel titled Segundo tomo del ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Second Part of the Ingenious Hidalgo of La Mancha in Tarragona. Who is hidden behind the name Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda? To date, literary history has not been able to establish with certainty who the author of this “second part” was; this work represents the greatest literary mystery of all time in Spanish literature. In the 1960s a theory developed among Cervantes experts that for now seems to be the most convincing in determining Avellaneda’s true identity. In his article “ El Quijote y los libros” (Don Quixote and Books of 1969, Martín de Riquer presented the first well-founded hypothesis claiming that the writer Alonso Fern

  17. The don't know option in progress testing.

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    Ravesloot, C J; Van der Schaaf, M F; Muijtjens, A M M; Haaring, C; Kruitwagen, C L J J; Beek, F J A; Bakker, J; Van Schaik, J P J; Ten Cate, Th J

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    Formula scoring (FS) is the use of a don't know option (DKO) with subtraction of points for wrong answers. Its effect on construct validity and reliability of progress test scores, is subject of discussion. Choosing a DKO may not only be affected by knowledge level, but also by risk taking tendency, and may thus introduce construct-irrelevant variance into the knowledge measurement. On the other hand, FS may result in more reliable test scores. To evaluate the impact of FS on construct validity and reliability of progress test scores, a progress test for radiology residents was divided into two tests of 100 parallel items (A and B). Each test had a FS and a number-right (NR) version, A-FS, B-FS, A-NR, and B-NR. Participants (337) were randomly divided into two groups. One group took test A-FS followed by B-NR, and the second group test B-FS followed by A-NR. Evidence for impaired construct validity was sought in a hierarchical regression analysis by investigating how much of the participants' FS-score variance was explained by the DKO-score, compared to the contribution of the knowledge level (NR-score), while controlling for Group, Gender, and Training length. Cronbach's alpha was used to estimate NR and FS-score reliability per year group. NR score was found to explain 27 % of the variance of FS [F(1,332) = 219.2, p trade-off between systematic and random measurement error. PMID:25912621

  18. Pharmacognostical studies of leaves of Combretum albidum G. Don

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    Ashish S Zalke

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Combretum albidum Don belonging to family Combretaceae is an unexplored medicinal plant in the Indian medicinal system. According to ethnobotanical information, the leaves are used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and its fruits are used in diarrhoea and dysentery. Stem bark is used in the treatment of jaundice and skin diseases. The problem encountered in standardisation of this medicinal plant is its identification by source. Materials and Methods: The pharmacognostical studies were carried out in terms of organoleptic, macroscopic, microscopic, physicochemical, florescence and phytochemical analysis. Physicochemical parameters such as total ash, moisture content and extractive values are determined by World Health Organization guidelines. The microscopic features of leaf components are observed with Nikon lab photo device with microscopic units. Results: Macroscopically, the leaves are simple, obovate in shape, acuminate apex, entire margin and smooth surface. Microscopically, the leaves showed a large vascular strand that consists of thick walled xylem elements mixed with xylem fibres and phloem which is present in a thin layer along inner and outer portions of xylem. External to the xylem occur a thin line of sclerenchyma. Powder microscopy revealed glandular trichomes in the adaxial epidermal peelings also shows the non-glandular trichomes fairly common in powder and epidermis with anisocytic stomata. Vessels elements are narrow, long, cylindrical and dense multi-seriate bordered pits. Xylem fibres are thin and long, with thick walls, which are lignified. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of carbohydrate, glycoside, saponin, flavonoid, phytosterols and phenolic compounds. Conclusions: The results of the study can serve as a valuable source of pharmacognostic information as suitable standards for identification of this plant material in future investigations and applications.

  19. The discovery of cometary activity in near-Earth asteroid (3552) Don Quixote

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    Mommert, Michael; Harris, Alan W. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Rutherfordstr. 2, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Hora, Joseph L.; Smith, Howard A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-1516 (United States); Reach, William T. [Universities Space Research Association, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, MS 232-11, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Emery, Joshua P. [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Thomas, Cristina A. [NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mueller, Michael [SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Cruikshank, Dale P. [NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Trilling, David E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (United States); Delbo, Marco [UNS-CNRS-Observatoire de la Cote d' Azur, BP4229, F-06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)

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    The near-Earth object (NEO) population, which mainly consists of fragments from collisions between asteroids in the main asteroid belt, is thought to include contributions from short-period comets as well. One of the most promising NEO candidates for a cometary origin is near-Earth asteroid (3552) Don Quixote, which has never been reported to show activity. Here we present the discovery of cometary activity in Don Quixote based on thermal-infrared observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope in its 3.6 and 4.5 μm bands. Our observations clearly show the presence of a coma and a tail in the 4.5 μm but not in the 3.6 μm band, which is consistent with molecular band emission from CO{sub 2}. Thermal modeling of the combined photometric data on Don Quixote reveals a diameter of 18.4{sub −0.4}{sup +0.3} km and an albedo of 0.03{sub −0.01}{sup +0.02}, which confirms Don Quixote to be the third-largest known NEO. We derive an upper limit on the dust production rate of 1.9 kg s{sup –1} and derive a CO{sub 2} gas production rate of (1.1 ± 0.1) × 10{sup 26} molecules s{sup –1}. Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph spectroscopic observations indicate the presence of fine-grained silicates, perhaps pyroxene rich, on the surface of Don Quixote. Our discovery suggests that CO{sub 2} can be present in near-Earth space over a long time. The presence of CO{sub 2} might also explain that Don Quixote's cometary nature remained hidden for nearly three decades.

  20. 77 FR 64973 - Don W. Gilbert Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing With the Commission...

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    ... penstock; (3) a powerhouse containing two 45-kilowatt (kW) turbine/ generator units for a total installed... Energy Regulatory Commission Don W. Gilbert Hydro Power, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing.... Date filed: May 30, 2012. d. Applicant: Don W. Gilbert Hydro Power, LLC. e. Name of Project:...

  1. Co-Contamination of DON and NIV in Domestic Flour in Japan: Survey, Intake, Reduction and Rapid Assay

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    Nivalenol (NIV) and Deoxynivalenol (DON) are trichothecene mycotoxins produced by Fusarium spp. that contaminate mainly cereal crops, such as wheat, barley, and maize. These mycotoxins are serious health hazards to humans and domestic animals. In Japan, there have been many reports of DON and NIV ...

  2. La reciprocidad y el don no son la misma cosa

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    Full Text Available El autor se propone mostrar por qué la noción de reciprocidad, aunque ha sido muchas veces tomada como sinónimo del fenómeno de intercambios de dones, corresponde a diversas situaciones sociales, por lo cual tiene poca utilidad descriptiva y explicativa. Examina algunos hitos de la historia antropológica, mostrando que más que un concepto, 'reciprocidad' es un palimpsesto sobre el cual, de Durkheim a Polanyi, se han ido escribiendo variadas nociones. En cambio, sugiere una definición de don más estricta, cercana a las ideas de Mauss y acorde con los avances de la etnografía y la teoría contemporánea. Sugiere distinguir entre circuitos cerrados de dones, donde circulan bienes de consumo final, y circuitos abiertos, donde los dones que circulan condensan el conjunto de las relaciones sociales.O objetivo deste texto é mostrar que a expressão 'reciprocidade', ainda foi considerada como sinônimo de 'câmbio de domes', é outra coisa. O autor sugere um breve esquema de alguns marcos do desenvolvimento da noção de 'reciprocidade' em a teoria antropológica, mostrando que o sentido dela expressão foi mudando até assemelhar um palimpsesto com múltiplas rescritas, no processo que vá de Durkheim a Polanyi. Defende um conceito de dom próximo às idéias de Mauss e a certos avances dela etnografia contemporânea e a teoria social. Distingue deus tipos de circuitos de circulação de domes: fechados, onde circulam bens de consumação direita, e apertos, onde circulam certo tipo de bens que condensam o conjunto das relações sociais.The aim of this text is to show how the notion of 'reciprocity', although have been considered a synonymous of gift exchange, veils different social situations. A brief survey of the history of the use of the word shows how 'reciprocity', from Durkheim to Polanyi, seems as a palimpsest of various notions. Although, he essays a defense of a concept of 'gift' related to the Maussian texts, and closer to some

  3. Un curioso coleccionista del siglo XVII: don Manuel de Porras

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    Agulló y Cobo, Mercedes

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    Full Text Available Art collecting - an avocation almost exclusive to royalty in Spain - has not had representatives among those who did not belong to the high nobility, not even among artists themselves. In many cases, the word "collection" has been applied to what in reality were mere lists of patrimonial properties. For all of the above, it is especially noteworthy to encounter someone who neither belonged to an elevated class nor was a painter, but who managed to unite, at great personal sacrifice, an important art collection. Manuel de Porras owned interesting and a relatively large number of paintings, sculptures and prints, some of them extremely valuable. As a good collector, in order to avoid the dispersion of these works, he donated them to the Shod Trinitarians in Madrid and the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Alcalá, but unfortunately, in spite of his good intentions, nothing has survived.

    El coleccionismo —afición casi exclusiva de Reyes en España— no ha tenido representantes entre personas que no pertenecieran a la alta nobleza, ni entre los propios artistas. En muchos casos lo que se ha venido llamando colecciones son sólo relación de bienes patrimoniales. Por ello, resulta más llamativo encontrar alguien que, sin pertenecer a una clase elevada ni ser artista, lograra reunir —aun a costa de grandes sacrificios que le llevaron al extremo de ser enterrado de limosna— una tan importante colección de obras de arte como el personaje objeto de este artículo: Manuel de Porras, quien contaba con un interesante y elevado (para un particular sin títulos número de pinturas y esculturas, y un importantísimo número de dibujos y estampas, algunas valiosísimas y de alto precio. Desgraciadamente, aunque lo donó —como buen coleccionista, para evitar su dispersión— a los Trinitarios calzados de Madrid y al Oratorio de San Felipe Neri de Alcalá, nada de ello ha llegado a nuestros días.

  4. Don Frane Bulić i pokušaj obnove Ninske biskupije

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    Zaslužni hrvatski arheolog don Frane Bulić (1846.-1934.) pratio je budno zbivanja u Hrvatskoj poslije I. svjetskog rata i nestanka Habsburške monarhije; njemu nisu ostale neprimijećene potrebe puka i svećenstva onog dijela Zadarske nadbiskupije koji je pripadao Kraljevini SHS, dok je grad Zadar Rapallskim ugovorom (12. studenog 1920. godine) bio priključen Kraljevini Italiji. Osjećajući potrebu uspješnije i djelotvornije pastorizacije, smatrao je don Frane potrebnim utemeljenje jednog novog b...

  5. Genomic toolboxes for conservation biologists

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    Angeloni, F.; Wagemaker, N.; Vergeer, P.; Ouborg, N.J.

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    Conservation genetics is expanding its research horizon with a genomic approach, by incorporating the modern techniques of next-generation sequencing (NGS). Application of NGS overcomes many limitations of conservation genetics. First, NGS allows for genome-wide screening of markers, which may lead to a more representative estimation of genetic variation within and between populations. Second, NGS allows for distinction between neutral and non-neutral markers. By screening populations on thou...

  6. NMR for chemists and biologists

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    Carbajo, Rodrigo J

    2013-01-01

    This book intends to be an easy and concise introduction to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR, which has revolutionized life sciences in the last twenty years. A significant part of the progress observed in scientific areas like Chemistry, Biology or Medicine can be ascribed to the development experienced by NMR in recent times. Many of the books currently available on NMR deal with the theoretical basis and some of its main applications, but they generally demand a strong background in Physics and Mathematics for a full understanding. This book is aimed to a wide scientific audie

  7. Reproducible Bioinformatics Research for Biologists

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    This book chapter describes the current Big Data problem in Bioinformatics and the resulting issues with performing reproducible computational research. The core of the chapter provides guidelines and summaries of current tools/techniques that a noncomputational researcher would need to learn to pe...

  8. The Postmodern Don Juan Scoring on the Internet. Representation of Gender and Culture of Late Capitalism in the Film Don Jon (2013)

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    This essay explores how the film Don Jon (2013) is an astute criticism on modern society, showing how gender inequality is embedded in media narratives and ultimately institutionalized in pornography. Reading the film through literary theories of the postmodern, such as Frederic Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, Laura Mulvey and Judith Butler, the essay demonstrates how the setting and gender relations represented in the film exemplify the culture of late capitalism, with its fragmented sense of his...

  9. WImpiBLAST: web interface for mpiBLAST to help biologists perform large-scale annotation using high performance computing.

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    Parichit Sharma

    Full Text Available The function of a newly sequenced gene can be discovered by determining its sequence homology with known proteins. BLAST is the most extensively used sequence analysis program for sequence similarity search in large databases of sequences. With the advent of next generation sequencing technologies it has now become possible to study genes and their expression at a genome-wide scale through RNA-seq and metagenome sequencing experiments. Functional annotation of all the genes is done by sequence similarity search against multiple protein databases. This annotation task is computationally very intensive and can take days to obtain complete results. The program mpiBLAST, an open-source parallelization of BLAST that achieves superlinear speedup, can be used to accelerate large-scale annotation by using supercomputers and high performance computing (HPC clusters. Although many parallel bioinformatics applications using the Message Passing Interface (MPI are available in the public domain, researchers are reluctant to use them due to lack of expertise in the Linux command line and relevant programming experience. With these limitations, it becomes difficult for biologists to use mpiBLAST for accelerating annotation. No web interface is available in the open-source domain for mpiBLAST. We have developed WImpiBLAST, a user-friendly open-source web interface for parallel BLAST searches. It is implemented in Struts 1.3 using a Java backbone and runs atop the open-source Apache Tomcat Server. WImpiBLAST supports script creation and job submission features and also provides a robust job management interface for system administrators. It combines script creation and modification features with job monitoring and management through the Torque resource manager on a Linux-based HPC cluster. Use case information highlights the acceleration of annotation analysis achieved by using WImpiBLAST. Here, we describe the WImpiBLAST web interface features and architecture

  10. WImpiBLAST: web interface for mpiBLAST to help biologists perform large-scale annotation using high performance computing.

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    Sharma, Parichit; Mantri, Shrikant S

    2014-01-01

    The function of a newly sequenced gene can be discovered by determining its sequence homology with known proteins. BLAST is the most extensively used sequence analysis program for sequence similarity search in large databases of sequences. With the advent of next generation sequencing technologies it has now become possible to study genes and their expression at a genome-wide scale through RNA-seq and metagenome sequencing experiments. Functional annotation of all the genes is done by sequence similarity search against multiple protein databases. This annotation task is computationally very intensive and can take days to obtain complete results. The program mpiBLAST, an open-source parallelization of BLAST that achieves superlinear speedup, can be used to accelerate large-scale annotation by using supercomputers and high performance computing (HPC) clusters. Although many parallel bioinformatics applications using the Message Passing Interface (MPI) are available in the public domain, researchers are reluctant to use them due to lack of expertise in the Linux command line and relevant programming experience. With these limitations, it becomes difficult for biologists to use mpiBLAST for accelerating annotation. No web interface is available in the open-source domain for mpiBLAST. We have developed WImpiBLAST, a user-friendly open-source web interface for parallel BLAST searches. It is implemented in Struts 1.3 using a Java backbone and runs atop the open-source Apache Tomcat Server. WImpiBLAST supports script creation and job submission features and also provides a robust job management interface for system administrators. It combines script creation and modification features with job monitoring and management through the Torque resource manager on a Linux-based HPC cluster. Use case information highlights the acceleration of annotation analysis achieved by using WImpiBLAST. Here, we describe the WImpiBLAST web interface features and architecture, explain design

  11. Vibration Mechanism Study on the Blade of Francis Turbine Based on Fluid-Structure Interaction%基于流固耦合的混流式水轮机转轮叶片振动机理的研究

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    张杰英

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    为了能够有效地分析混流式水轮机转轮叶片的振动机理,深入地研究了流固耦合有限元技术在其中的应用。首先,分析了混流式水轮机转轮叶片流固耦合振动成因;然后,研究了混流式水轮机转轮叶片振动分析的基本原理;探讨了混流式水轮机转轮叶片流固耦合系统的控制方程;通过实验测试验证了振动有限元模型的有效性;最后,深入分析了混流式水轮机转轮叶片的流固耦合振动机理。%In order to perform vibration mechanism study on the runner blade of francis hydro turbine, the application of the fluid-structure interaction finite element technology on it is studied in depth. Firstly, the causes of the vibration of runner blade for francis hydro turbine blade is analyzed, and the basic theory of the vibration of the runner blade of francis turbine is analyzed, and then controlling equation of the fluid-structure interaction system of the blade of francis turbine is discussed. Further more the verification of the vibration finite element model is carried out by test measurement, and finally the vibration mechanism of the runner blade for francis hydro turbine is studied indetail.

  12. Encouraging and Clarifying "Don't Know" Responses Enhances Interview Quality

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    Scoboria, Alan; Fisico, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Investigative interviewers seek to obtain complete and accurate accounts of events from witnesses. Two studies examined the influence of instructions about the use of don't know (DK) responses and of clarifying the meanings of DK responses on the quality of responding to questioning. Participants watched a video, and after a delay (Study 1, 30…

  13. Magnetic observations of pulsating B and Be stars with ESPaDOnS and Narval

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    J. Silvester; C. Neiner; H.F. Henrichs; G.A. Wade; E. Alecian; V. Petit

    2008-01-01

    Discoveries of magnetic fields in pulsating B and Be stars have been claimed from low-resolution spectropolarimetric observations with FORS1 at VLT. We used the new generation of high-resolution spectropolarimeters, ESPaDOnS at CFHT and NARVAL at TBL, to check for the existence of these fields. We f

  14. A new phenylethanoid glycoside from Rabdosia lophanthoides (Buch.-Ham.ex D.Don)Hara.

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    Wei Sheng Feng; Xin Yu Zang; Xiao Ke Zheng; Yan Zhi Wang

    2009-01-01

    A new phenylethanoid glycoside,3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-β-phenylethoxy-P-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-3)-2-O-acetyl-O-β-D-glucopyranoside,named Iophanthoside A,was isolated from Rabdosia lophanthoides(Buch.-Ham.ex D.Don)Hara.Its structurewas determined by spectroscopic evidences.

  15. The Don Bosco Way to Train Disadvantaged Youth. Discussion Paper No. 92.

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    Mashek, R. W.

    Founded by Don Bosco in 1859 in Turin, Italy, the Salesian Society helps disadvantaged youth in over 100 countries, according to 1991 data. Salesians operate technical training institutes and run numerous informal shops and training courses within their schools, orphanages, street children shelters, and youth centers. The institutes are financed…

  16. "They Don't Know Anything!": Latinx Immigrant Students Appropriating the Oppressor's Voice

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    Monzó, Lilia D.

    2016-01-01

    This article discusses internalized oppression among Latinx communities through a revolutionary critical pedagogy. Data from a two-year ethnography of Latinx immigrant families show that students were developing deficit perspectives toward their parents, claiming that "they don't know anything," based on their positioning as powerless…

  17. Video-Astronaut Don Pettit Discusses the Value of Space Research

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    2003-01-01

    Saturday Morning Science, the science of opportunity series of applied experiments and demonstrations, performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by Expedition 6 astronaut Dr. Don Pettit, revealed some remarkable findings. In this video clip, Dr. Pettit speculates on the value of space research and the opportunities it offers for understanding nature's mysteries.

  18. Rap Music in School Counseling Based on Don Elligan's Rap Therapy

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    Gonzalez, Tiphanie; Hayes, B. Grant

    2009-01-01

    In 2000, Don Elligan introduced Rap Therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention for working with at-risk youths, primarily African American males whose identities were highly influenced by rap music. Rap music can engage a population of youth who often enter counseling apprehensively (Elligan 2000, 2004; Tillie-Allen, 2005). This article reviews…

  19. "Boys Don't Cry," a Movie Review: Implications for Counseling Persons Who Are Transgendered

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    2010-01-01

    People who fall under the umbrella of transgender belong to one of the most marginalized groups within society. Many who do not pass within the gender binary categories imposed by social norms experience discrimination and marginalization. In this article, the author discusses the film "Boys Don't Cry" and introduces the reader to the varieties of…

  20. Don't I Wish My Professor Was Hot like Me

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    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author presents his reflection about the song "Don't Cha" by the Pussy Cat Dolls (2006), which makes a strong statement in a postmodern way about women, and sometimes men, who see themselves in the world as central players in a dramatic narrative that highlights their own victimization as happy, powerful, and glorious. These…

  1. Why I don't kill myself : [poems] / Paul-Eerik Rummo

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    2003-01-01

    Autori lühitutvustus lk. 262. Sisu: Why I don't kill myself ; The sky stoops over the earth ; Clinging ; Crooning. Orig.: Miks ma end ära ei tapa ; "Taevas on kummargil üle maa..." ; Kinni hoidmas ; Poolüminal

  2. Therapists' continuations following I don't know-responses of adolescents in psychotherapy

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    Jager, Margot; Huiskes, Mike; Metselaar, Janneke; Knorth, Erik J; De Winter, Andrea F; Reijneveld, Sijmen A

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: In psychotherapy clients' I don't know-responses (IDK-responses) to therapists' questions are typically considered to be non-cooperating behaviors. How therapists actually handle these behaviors remains unclear. This study therefore aims to assess client-therapist interactions following I

  3. Don Juan is written for Prague – More need not be said”

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    Praha : Národní divadlo, 2012 - (Blachut, B.), s. 49-66 ISBN 978-80-7258-383-6 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP409/12/2563 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : Mozart: Don Giovanni * Prague * opera Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  4. Free Radical Scavenging Activity and HPLC Analysis of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don Leaf Extract

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Several diseases are caused in the body due to oxidative stress of free radicals. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the antioxidant activity of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don (Araucariaceae leaf extract. The dried leaves of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don (Araucariaceae were extracted with 80% methanol. The antioxidant activity of the extract was predicted through in vitro model systems such as 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH, reducing power and nitric oxide scavenging assays. The total phenolic, flavonoid and tannin content of the extract were also estimated in order to draw the correlation with their bioactivities. The extract was also investigated for several polyphenolic compounds using High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC. Results: The antioxidant activity of extract was found to be excellent in all the three assays. A positive correlation between the antioxidant activity and phenolic content was observed. HPLC analysis identified the presence of Gallic acid, Catechin, Chlorogenic acid, Epicatechin, Caffeic acid, Umbelliferone, Ellagic acid, Quercetin and Kaempferol in the methanol leaf extract of Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don. Conclusions: The results of the present study point towards the fact that Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don leaves possess good antioxidant potential. The strong antioxidant activity can be correlated with the polyphenolic compounds present in the leaves.

  5. Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines

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    ... For Consumers Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines Share Tweet ... the throat. back to top When to Call a Doctor Not every sniffle or cough merits a ...

  6. 让英语课堂沐浴德育的春风——Unit12 Don't eat in class教学设计

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 一、教学目标 1.知识目标 本节课学生掌握下列新单词和句型: rule,hallway,fight,classroom,Ms,outside,dining hall,have to,School RuleDon't arrive late for class.Don't fight.Don't run in the hallway.Don't eat in the classroom.Don't listen to music in the classroom.What are the rules?We can't arrive late for class.

  7. Validation of mathematical models for predicting the swirling flow and the vortex rope in a Francis turbine operated at partial discharge

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    Kuibin, P. A.; Okulov, V. L.; Susan-Resiga, R. F.; Muntean, S.

    2010-08-01

    The vortex rope in a hydro turbine draft tube is one the main and strong sources of pulsations in non-optimal modes of hydro turbine operation. We examine the case of a Francis turbine model operated at partial discharge, where a strong precessing vortex rope is developed in the discharge cone downstream the runner. Available experimental data provide the circumferentially averaged axial and circumferential velocity profiles, as well as the vortex rope geometry, precessing frequency, and the level of pressure fluctuation at the wall. The mathematical models presented in this paper can correctly recover all this information without actually computing the full three-dimensional unsteady flow in the hydraulic turbine. As a result, we provide valuable mathematical tools for assessing the turbine behaviour at off-design operating regimes in the early stages of runner design, with computational effort several orders of magnitude less than the current approaches of simulating the complex turbine flow.

  8. The test study for the axial thrust of Francis turbine%混流式水轮机轴向水推力的测试研究

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    邵国辉; 赵越

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, the test principle and calculation methods of hydraulic axial thrust of Francis turbine are described and the test results are analyzed.The method and advice to reduce the hydraulic axial thrust are proposed,which can be used as reference for thrust bearing design in the prototype.%  介绍了混流式水轮机轴向水推力试验的试验原理及计算方法,对轴向力的试验结果进行了分析,提出了减小水推力的措施和建议,为原型水轮机推力轴承的设计提供了依据。

  9. La guerra de Vietnam i el cinema. Anàlisi del llenguatge audiovisual del film "Apocalypse Now" de Francis Ford Coppola

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    Arregui Mostazo, Alena Maria

    2014-01-01

    La guerra del Vietnam ha estat el tema escollit per a moltes pel•lícules de producció nord-americana. El conflicte és explicat de diverses maneres a través de la gran pantalla segons quin sigui el punt de vista del seu director. Un d’aquests films, dirigit per Francis Ford Coppola i anomenat “Apocalypse Now” va ser estrenat l’any 1979, introduint una visió crítica de la guerra i les seves conseqüències devastadores. L’anàlisi del llenguatge audiovisual d’aquesta pel•lícula demostra que conté ...

  10. 混流式转轮内三维势流边界元计算%Boundary Element Solution for Three Dimemional Potential Flow in Francis Runner

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    袁晓辉; 权先璋; 张勇传; 黄大俊

    2001-01-01

    With l/4πr as the basic solution,fully three dimensional potential flow field in Francis runner is solved by the direct BEM in this paper. At the same time calculation of the numerical simulation is carried out on the flow field of HL220 runner.Its result shows that BEM is effective on the calculation of three-dimensional flow field.%本文以1/4πr为基本解,采用直接边界元法求解混流式转轮内的全三维势流流场。并对HL220转轮流场进行数值模拟计算,结果表明此法是进行三维流场计算的有效方法。

  11. Los usos políticos del cuerpo: los dos cuerpos del rey en la filosofía política de Francis Bacon

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    Silvia Manzo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Como figure destacada en el complejo escenario político de la transición entre la dinastía Tudor y la dinastía Estuardo de Inglaterra, Francis Bacon (1561-1626 adoptó la teoría de los dos cuerpos del rey en sus textos políticos y jurídicos. Su uso de esta teoría tiene una estrecha conexión con conceptos centrales de su filosofía natural que testimonia la profunda conexión que Bacon encuentra entre la política y la naturaleza. En este trabajo, analizaré su utilización de la teoría medieval de los dos cuerpos del rey y la vinculación que esta tiene con el resto de la filosofía baconiana. Tomaré como eje para el análisis su discurso sobre la naturalización de los escoceses nacidos después de la subida al trono de James I, donde Bacon trata el concepto de los dos cuerpos del rey con más profundidad.As a prominent intellectual figure in the complex political arena of England, during the transition from Tudor to Stuart dinasties, Francis Bacon (1561-1626 assumes the medieval King's two bodies theory in his political and juridical writings. His use of this theory is extremely linked to central concepts of his natural philosphy, which testifies to the deep connection that Bacon finds between politics and nature. This paper addresses Bacon's use of the King's two bodies theory and its link to the rest of the Baconian philosophy. The focus of this study will be his discourse on the naturalization of Scots born after James I assumption of power, where Bacon deals more deeply with the King's two bodies theory.

  12. Terrorism, Media, and the Ethics of Fiction: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo.Eds.Peter Schneck and Philipp Schweighauser.

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    Angeliki Tseti

    2011-01-01

    Far from being yet another collection of critical essays in a long array of references on Don DeLillo, Terrorism, Media and the Ethics of Fiction is a valuable addition to the already extensive bibliography on one of the most prolific writers of our times. What differentiates this book from previous collections is its premise, already indicated in the subtitle: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo. Indeed, as editors Schneck and Schweighauser state in their introduction “Don DeLillo’s wo...

  13. Terrorism, Media, and the Ethics of Fiction: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo.Eds.Peter Schneck and Philipp Schweighauser.

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    Angeliki Tseti

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Far from being yet another collection of critical essays in a long array of references on Don DeLillo, Terrorism, Media and the Ethics of Fiction is a valuable addition to the already extensive bibliography on one of the most prolific writers of our times. What differentiates this book from previous collections is its premise, already indicated in the subtitle: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo. Indeed, as editors Schneck and Schweighauser state in their introduction “Don DeLillo’s wo...

  14. Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail

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    2012-01-01

    Alain Caillé resitue le paradigme du don que le Mouvement anti-utilitariste en sciences sociales (MAUSS) s’emploie à dégager depuis une trentaine d’années avant de montrer comment les lunettes du don permettent de mieux voir ce qu’il y a dans la boîte noire des organisations et de mieux lire par là même les ravages du néomanagement. À cette contribution répond celle de Norbert Alter dans le cadre du dossier Chorus « Peut-on penser le travail par le don ? »

  15. L’utilité de la théorie du don The utility of gift theory Utilidad de la teoría del don

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    Full Text Available Norbert Alter explique l’utilité et l’actualité de la théorie de Marcel Mauss pour penser la coopération en entreprise et l’engagement au travail. Il revient sur ses qualités heuristiques et sa portée critique nécessaires à mobiliser pour donner des clefs de compréhension et d’action au monde du travail. À cette contribution répond celle d’Alain Caillé, « Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail. Quelques remarques »Norbert Alter explains here the utility and topicality of Marcel Mauss’ theory in an analysis touching both on cooperation within a business structure and on people’s commitment to work. He reviews the heuristic qualities and critical scope that must be mobilised to create ways of understanding and acting within the work world. Alain Caillé responds to this contribution with his own article entitled, “ The gift paradigm facing new realities in the work world. Comments” (Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail. Quelques remarques.Norbert Alter explica la utilidad y la actualidad de la teoría de Marcel Mauss para pensar la cooperación en la empresa y el compromiso en el trabajo. Desde una nueva perspectiva, aborda las cualidades heurísticas de esa teoría y su alcance crítico, que es necesario movilizar para contar con claves de comprensión y de acción en el mundo laboral. A su contribución, Alain Caillé responde con el artículo “El paradigma del don frente a las nuevas realidades del mundo laboral. Algunas observaciones”.

  16. Design of a Self Don/Doffing Rear Entry Planetary Suit to Interface with a Suit Port/Lock Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Under Phase 1 of subject SBIR, Air-Lock, Incorporated will design a self donning and doffing Rear Entry Hard Upper Torso (REHUT) that interfaces with a suit port....

  17. Upland habitat weed management plan for the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this plan is to outline the current status of invasive weeds at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR Environmental Education Center and to provide a...

  18. A Nutritional Approach for the Management of Deoxynivalenol (DON Toxicity in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Growing Chickens

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    Jürgen Zentek

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available It has been shown that DON has negative effects on the active transport of some nutrients in the small intestine of chickens. The plausible interactions between food contaminants and natural components could be high. The present study investigated the effects of DON on the presence or absence of dietary inulin on the electrophysiological response of the gut to glucose. Ussing chamber studies were conducted with isolated jejunal epithelia at the age of 35 days. Electrophysiology of the epithelia was recorded and the changes of the short-circuit current (Isc were determined. The addition of Dglucose on the luminal side of the isolated mucosa increased (P 0.05. However, in the dietary inulin supplemented group in both jejunum and colon, the addition of glucose after preincubation of tissues with DON increased the Isc, suggesting that the dietary inulin supplementation of the broilers regulated and improved the glucose absorption in the presence of DON and kept it at normal levels.

  19. Southern San Francisco Bay Colonial Nesting Bird Census 1995-1996: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Lands

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes the 1995-1996 field season of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Study on the Don Edwards San...

  20. Bair Island Restoration and Management Plan : Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge : Bair Island Ecological Reserve

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the California Department of Fish and Game are proposing adoption of...

  1. PENGGI'NAAN MEDIA GAMBAR DAII\\M PEMBELAJARAN MEMBACA KELAS I SD TRAIER DON BOSCO TARAKAN

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    Oberta Olvi Wastuti

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    OBERTA OLVI WASTUTI 2010. PenggunaanMedia Gambar Dalam pembelajaran Membsca Kelot 1 SD Frater Don Bosco Toraltan. Kelurahan Pamusian, Keeernatan Tarakan tengan, Jl Patimura No 1 RT VIII, Pembimbing I H. Sofa, M.Pd, Pembimbing II Drs, Petrus Tena Bean. Tuj"an ,"n"r'* untuk mengetahui perbedaan hasil belajar membaca denean Menggunakan Media Gambar dan Tidak Menggunakan Media Gambar Siswa Kelas I SD Frater Don Bosco Tarakan. Pengambilan sampel, penulis mengambil semua populasi sebanyak ...

  2. MENINGKATKAN HASIL BELAJAR PKN MELALUI MEDIA BERBASIS TIK PADA SISWA KELAS V SD FRATER DON BOSCO TARAKAN

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    2011-01-01

    "Tuto Kemaun Ursula 2011, PKN Improve Learning Outcomes hrough ICT-Based Media in class V student of Don Bosco Brother SD Tarakan Year 2010/2011 lessons. Classroom Action Research goal is to improve student learning outcomes in particular grade 5B SD Frater Don Bosco Tarakan through the medium of ICT-based learning civic education so that learning becomes more enjoyable, challenging, and lead to creativity. Design research is done through two cycles, starting from planning, implementation mea...

  3. ["Is it an animal inside? "Melanie Klein's unpublished Don Juan Paper (1939)].

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    Frank, Claudia

    2008-01-01

    Klein had been asked to contribute an article to the birthday number of the International Journal for Jones. The author outlines how she hurriedly wrote a text about Don Juan which, however, was rejected by the editor. Essential parts of it are presented in German translation. The manuscript is discussed in the context of Klein's published work as well as of the relevant contemporary literature. In Klein's view, Don Juan's genitality is determined by oral impulses and fears. By his manic acting out he attempts to ward off a depressive break-down. The paper ends with some reflections about why Klein--ontrary to her intention--failed to revise her manuscript for later publication. PMID:19230330

  4. Migration of Near Earth Asteroid to Jovian-Crosser Asteroid:Case Study 3552 Don Quixote

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    Siregar, Suryadi

    2010-01-01

    It is generally recognized that main-belt asteroids (MBAs) and nuclei of extinct comets are the two main sources for the Near-Earth-Asteroids (NEAs). Theoretical studies of NEAs dynamics and numerical modelling of their orbital motions showed that the resonance mechanism for supplying NEAs is quite sufficient to sustain this population. Asteroid 1983 SA, also known as 3552 Don Quixote, is one of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and the most probable candidates for NEAs of the cometary origin. In this work, an investigation on the evolution of the orbit is done by using the SWIFT subroutine package, where the gravitational perturbations of eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are considered. Migration of asteroid 3552 Don Quixote from Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) to Jovian-crosser asteroid is found.

  5. El palacio de don Antonio de Mendoza en Guadalajara. Aspectos decorativos y formales

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    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available The Palace of Don Antonio de Mendoza in Guadalajara was constructed at the beginning of the sixteenth century. In spite of the absence of documentation, there are clear stylistic similarities between this palace and the Calahorra Palace (Granada and the tomb of Cardinal Mendoza. The Codex Escurialensis was used for the decoration of the first floor column capitals as well as the façade decoration.

    El Palacio de Don Antonio de Mendoza en Guadalajara fue construido a principios del XVI. Pese a no estar documentado, las similitudes estilísticas con el Palacio de la Calahorra (Granada y el sepulcro del Cardenal Mendoza son claros. El Codex Excurialensis fue usado en la decoración de los capiteles del primer piso y en la decoración de la fachada principal.

  6. Cultos de oración y "don de lenguas" en grupos pentecostales en Maracaibo

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    Julio García Delgado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el ritual de culto de oración y don de lenguas como movimiento de revitalización y búsqueda de lo sagrado dentro de los grupos pentecostales en Maracaibo, asumiéndose como ritual social y el grupo en un estado de liminaridad colectiva conformando una communitas. Se realizó una entrevista abierta a quien afirma que ha recibido el don de lengua. Los resultados revelan que los cultos de oración son un ritual fundamental en la construcción y consolidación de la communitas proveniente de la limimaridad colectiva, originado por los fuertes vínculos religiosos y relacionales entre los hermanos de fe.

  7. Don Quijote ja ranskalaiset säveltäjät

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    Orvo, Marko

    2012-01-01

    Tämä kirjallinen osuus opinnäytetyöstäni käsittelee Jacques Ibertin ja Maurice Ravelin laulusarjoja Don Quijotesta. Laulut sävellettiin venäläiselle bassolle Fjodor Shaljapinille Don Quijotesta kertovaa elokuvaa varten. Kerron tässä kirjallisessa osassa myös tunnelmia konsertin harjoitteluvaiheesta ja itse konsertista. Laulujen tekstit olen kääntänyt ja ne löytyvät liitteistä. Lisäksi olen tutkinut laulujen rakennetta ja tyylilajia. Olen myös liittänyt tiivistelmät säveltäjien elämäkerroi...

  8. Detection of calmodulin binding protein at 170 KDA in BALB, AKR, DON and chicken granulosa cells

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    Calmodulin (CAM) has been shown to bind to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (170 kDa) and is phosphorylated in a EGF dependent manner in the A431 human epidermoid carcinoma cells. In the present study, they report 125I-CAM binding to a 170 kDa protein detected in cell membrane vesicles of Balb/3T3, AKR, DON and chicken granulosa cells. Purified plasma membranes from these cells were resolved via electrophoresis (without heat denaturation) and electroblotted onto nictrocellulose paper. Upon hybridizing against 125I-CAM, a distinct autoradiographic band occurred at 170 kDa for all the cells lines under study. The binding of CAM is specific and can be displaced with the addition of excess unlabeled CAM. The result suggest that 125I-CAM may bind to the 170 kDa EGF receptor in BALB, AKR, DON and chicken granulosa cells

  9. On Test Data Compression Using Selective Don't-Care Identification

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    Terumine Hayashi; Haruna Yoshioka; Tsuyoshi Shinogi; Hidehiko Kita; Haruhiko Takase

    2005-01-01

    This paper proposes an effective method for reducing test data volume under multiple scan chain designs. The proposed method is based on reduction of distinct scan vectors using selective don't-care identification. Selective don't-care identification is repeatedly executed under condition that each bit of frequent scan vectors is fixed to binary values (0 or 1). Besides, a code extension technique is adopted for improving compression efficiency with keeping decompressor circuits simple in the manner that the code length for infrequent scan vectors is designed as double of that for frequent ones. The effectiveness of the proposed method is shown through experiments for ISCAS'89 and ITC'99 benchmark circuits.

  10. A novel recombinant cell fluorescence biosensor based on toxicity of pathway for rapid and simple evaluation of DON and ZEN

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    Ji, Jian; Gu, Wenshu; Sun, Chao; Sun, Jiadi; Jiang, Hui; Zhang, Yinzhi; Sun, Xiulan

    2016-01-01

    During an exposure, humans and animals are most often exposed to a mixture rather than individual mycotoxins. In this study, a Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cell (HEK-293) fluorescence sensor was developed to detect and evaluate mycotoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) compounds, produced by Fusarium culmorum that are common food contaminants. TRE-copGFP (green fluorescent protein) and ERE-TagRFP (red fluorescent protein) plasmids were constructed and cotransfected into HEK-293 cells through a highly efficient, lipid-mediated, DNA-transfection procedure. Results show that fluorescence intensity was proportional to DON and ZEN concentrations, ranging from 2 to 40 ng/mL and 10 to 100 ng/mL respectively, with a detection limit of 0.75 ng/mL and 3.2 ng/mL respectively. The EC50 of DON and ZEN are 30.13 ng/mL and 76.63 ng/mL respectively. Additionally, ZEN may have a synergistic effect on enhancing AP-1 activity of the toxicity pathway of DON. These data indicate the high sensitivity and effectiveness of our biosensor system in the evaluation of the combined toxicity of ZEN, DON and their derivatives. In addition, this approach is suitable for an early warning method for the detection of ZEN and DON family mycotoxins contamination without higher-priced, conventional analytical chemistry methods. PMID:27498557

  11. A novel recombinant cell fluorescence biosensor based on toxicity of pathway for rapid and simple evaluation of DON and ZEN.

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    Ji, Jian; Gu, Wenshu; Sun, Chao; Sun, Jiadi; Jiang, Hui; Zhang, Yinzhi; Sun, Xiulan

    2016-01-01

    During an exposure, humans and animals are most often exposed to a mixture rather than individual mycotoxins. In this study, a Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cell (HEK-293) fluorescence sensor was developed to detect and evaluate mycotoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) compounds, produced by Fusarium culmorum that are common food contaminants. TRE-copGFP (green fluorescent protein) and ERE-TagRFP (red fluorescent protein) plasmids were constructed and cotransfected into HEK-293 cells through a highly efficient, lipid-mediated, DNA-transfection procedure. Results show that fluorescence intensity was proportional to DON and ZEN concentrations, ranging from 2 to 40 ng/mL and 10 to 100 ng/mL respectively, with a detection limit of 0.75 ng/mL and 3.2 ng/mL respectively. The EC50 of DON and ZEN are 30.13 ng/mL and 76.63 ng/mL respectively. Additionally, ZEN may have a synergistic effect on enhancing AP-1 activity of the toxicity pathway of DON. These data indicate the high sensitivity and effectiveness of our biosensor system in the evaluation of the combined toxicity of ZEN, DON and their derivatives. In addition, this approach is suitable for an early warning method for the detection of ZEN and DON family mycotoxins contamination without higher-priced, conventional analytical chemistry methods. PMID:27498557

  12. ASPECTS CONCERNING THE EFFECT OF SOME ANTIOXIDANTS ON LIVER HISTOLOGICAL STRUCTURE IN WEANED PIGS, INTOXICATED WITH DEOXYNIVALENOL (DON

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    GABI DUMITRESCU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Deoxynivalenol is a mycotoxin produced by fungi of the Fusarium genera, which are abundant in various cereal crops and processed grains. In order to protect cell structure within the tissues studied, we tried various experimental variants by incorporating some selenium and boron sources into the combined fodder, and also in mixture with DON with different concentrations. To determine the morphophysiological changes induced by the mycotoxin DON upon liver histological structure, and also the antioxidants’ effects, we took samples from 9 piglets belonging to three groups: group 1 (fed with fodder added with DON, group 2 (fed with fodder added with selenium and group 3 (fed with fodder added with selenium and DON. In the case of the individuals in groups 2 and 3 fed with fodder added with addition of selenium, respectively of DON and selenium, the microscopic images reveal the presence of uniform hepatic lobules, delimited between them through fine conjunctive septa. The intralobular capillary network is hypertrophic. The selenium added in the fodder for the individuals from group 3 has a hepatoprotective role, aspect suggested by dystrophic processes occurred on small areas, caused by the presence of DON and by the vascular network’s hypertrophy. In the case of this group, we observed a strong stimulation on the defense system, suggested by the presence of the leukocyte infiltrates within the interlobular conjunctive and by the vascular network’s hypertrophy.

  13. Reproduction et Diversité Génétique chez Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G. Don

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    Sina, S.

    2006-01-01

    Parkiabiglobosa(Jacq.)G.Don, African locust bean, is one of the 34 known species of the genusParkiawhose centre of origin isSouth America. It is anagroforestrytree species spread throughout the Africansudaniansavannas, fromSenegalin the West toUgandain the East. P.biglobosa is also an important socio-economic species in high demand by local communities for its multiple amenities and uses (food, traditional medicine and pharmacy, preservation and improvement of soil fertility, rites and custom...

  14. The perception of plants in the complete works of Cervantes, particularly “Don Quijote”

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    Morales Valverde, Ramón; Pardo de Santayana, Manuel; Tardío, Javier

    2006-01-01

    We searched the complete works of Cervantes, as historical ethnobotanical resources, for all references to plants, plant communities and products. Our analysis of the perception and uses of plants in Spain 400 years ago covers wild trees and shrubs; cultivated plants in fields and gardens, mainly edible species; medicinal plants; plants with technological applications; and ornamental and symbolic plants. 167 species were registered in the 38 works, 110 cited in “Don Quijote”. The ...

  15. Public Concern About Radiation: Why Our Fears Don't Match the Facts

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    The problem about radioactive contamination of recycled materials is, at its heart, an issue of perception and emotion. This paper explains how the scientific disciplines of neuroscience and psychology can explain the way we perceive risk and why our fears of radiation and many other risks don't seem to match the facts. Finally, it explains the discipline of risk communication, and its use for addressing the problem of public concern about radiological issues. (author)

  16. Review: Don't Go Up Kettle Creek: Verbal Legacy of the Upper Cumberland

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    In Don't Go Up Kettle Creek, Montell reconstructs the history of the Upper Cumberland River region "as it is perceived from the vernacular point of view, relying on personal reminiscences, oral traditions, balladry and song, and printed materials (which were themselves derived from oral history data) as primary sources of information" (p. 1). Although these oral sources provide the substance of the book, Montell corroborates the oral information wherever possible using more standard historica...

  17. Don Quixote Intends to give us Music; and Being his it will not be Bad

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    Leonardo Sancho

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    The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is crossed with a quantity and variety of poems that result being eco of the events that happen in the narration. In this opportunity the romance is analyzed and commented. «Mighty Love the hearts of maidens», of chapter XLVI of the Second Part, is an example of the Cervantes poetics of love and cavalry that weaves relationships with other events, themes and poems, inserted in the Cervantes novel.

  18. Don Quixote Intends to give us Music; and Being his it will not be Bad

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    Full Text Available The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is crossed with a quantity and variety of poems that result being eco of the events that happen in the narration. In this opportunity the romance is analyzed and commented. «Mighty Love the hearts of maidens», of chapter XLVI of the Second Part, is an example of the Cervantes poetics of love and cavalry that weaves relationships with other events, themes and poems, inserted in the Cervantes novel.

  19. El mito de Don Juan en el cine: De Molière a Jacques Weber

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    Becerra Suárez, Carmen

    2011-01-01

    From its birth in Spain in the 17th century, the myth of Don Juan has been explored through a diversity of genres, approached by numerous artists, from a wide range of perspectives and artistic expressions, interpreted by philosophers and studied by scientists. This article analyzes the modifications that the mythic scenario displays in Jacques Weber’s cinematographic version, taking into account the specific issues related to the shift of language, from literature to cinema, alongside other ...

  20. Cosmogenic 7Be in ground level air in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) (2001-2011)

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    Buraeva, E A; Nephedov, V C; Shramenko, B I; Stasov, V V; Zorina, L V

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    The deposition flux of cosmogenic 7Be in the industrial city Rostov-on-Don (Russia) from 2001 to 2011 has been measured. The variations of annual 7Be deposition flux appear to be mainly correlated with the number of the meteorological parameters and solar activity. For the first time correlations of the volume activity of cosmogenic 7Be with such meteorological parameters as temperature, precipitation, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity are identified.

  1. The Manifestation of Presential Space in Don Berry’s Trask

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    Jörgne, Ella Therése

    2012-01-01

    The essay is a phenomenological study of Don Berry’s novel Trask (1960), demonstrating that experiential priority is given in the text to what Erwin Straus and Otto Bollnow call presential [präsentisch] space. The investigation analyses the difference between two forms of such space. On the one hand presential space is constituted automatically. This happens for the mountain man through the relentless momentum of long-distance trekking. On the other hand presential space is constituted as a ...

  2. A new combination in Orophea (Annonaceae for Uvaria nitida Roxb. ex G. Don

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The identity of Uvaria nitida Roxb. ex G.Don. (Annonaceae has not been considered for 180 years. The plant is only known from material grown in the Calcutta Botanic Garden in India following introduction from, reportedly, the Moluccas. Examination of a specimen from the Brussels Herbarium, designated here as lectotype, indicates that the species is a member of Orophea subgenus Sphaerocarpon, similar to Orophea gabra Merr. A new combination in Orophea is made. 

  3. Advantages and disadvantages of franchise business opportunities in Rostov-on-don

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In  this  article  are  considered  main  cons  and  pros  of  franchise  business  opportunities  in  Rostov-on-Don,  using  different  businesses  as  an example,efficiency of this type of business and its future possibilities.

  4. Reproduction et Diversité Génétique chez Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G. Don

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    2006-01-01

    Parkiabiglobosa(Jacq.)G.Don, African

  5. New observations of chemically peculiar stars with ESPaDOnS

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    2015-01-01

    We present the first results of the estimation of gravity and effective temperature for some poorly studied chemically peculiar stars that were recently observed with the spectropolarimeter ESPaDOnS at CFHT. We have analyzed the spectra of HD71030, HD95608 and HD116235 to determine their radial velocity, Vsin(i) and the average abundance of several chemical species. We have also analyzed our results to verify for possible vertical abundance stratification of iron and chromium in these stars.

  6. Enterovirus A71 Meningoencephalitis Outbreak, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 2013

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    Akhmadishina, Ludmila V.; Govorukhina, Marina V.; Kovalev, Evgeniy V.; Nenadskaya, Svetlana A.; Ivanova, Olga E.; Lukashev, Alexander N.

    2015-01-01

    Seventy-eight cases of enterovirus infection, including 25 neuroinfections, occurred in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, during May–June 2013. The outbreak was caused by an enterovirus A type 71 (EV-A71) subgenotype C4 lineage that spread to neighboring countries from China ≈3 years earlier. Enterovirus associated neuroinfection may emerge in areas with a preceding background circulation of EV-A71 with apparently asymptomatic infection.

  7. Isolation and Characterization of Antineoplastic Alkaloids from Catharanthus Roseus L. Don. Cultivated in Egypt

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    Shams, Khaled A; Nazif, Naglaa M; Abdel Azim, Nahla S; Abdel Shafeek, Khaled A; El-Missiry, Mostafa M.; Ismail, Shams I; Seif El Nasr, Medhat M

    2009-01-01

    Vinblastine and vincristine (the antileukemic agents) were isolated, in a pure form, from Catharanthus roseus L. Don., cultivated in Egypt, by several chromatographic techniques. Five modified methods for the preparation of total alkaloids were carried out. All the isolated mixtures were evaluated by HPLC and HPTLC analyses. The antineoplastic alkaloids; vinblastine and vincristine, were isolated by the use of vacuum liquid chromatographic column on silica gel : aluminium oxide (1:1) mixed be...

  8. Effect of Salinity Stress on Seed Germination Catharanthus roseus Don. Cvs. Rosea and Alba

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    Zahra Rezaee; Mehrangiz Chehrazi; Norollah Moalemi

    2012-01-01

    This experiment was carried out aiming to determine the Catharanthus roseus Don resistance against salinity, due to the increasing salinity of soil, and the importance of this plant as an ornamental flower, as well as the little information available on its tolerance against salinity during the germination period. In order to an experiment was conducted in randomized completely design factorial. Sodium chloride was used for induce salinity stress. These factors include cultivar and salinity l...

  9. Migration of Near Earth Asteroid to Jovian-Crosser Asteroid:Case Study 3552 Don Quixote

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    Siregar, Suryadi

    2010-01-01

    It is generally recognized that main-belt asteroids (MBAs) and nuclei of extinct comets are the two main sources for the Near-Earth-Asteroids (NEAs). Theoretical studies of NEAs dynamics and numerical modelling of their orbital motions showed that the resonance mechanism for supplying NEAs is quite sufficient to sustain this population. Asteroid 1983 SA, also known as 3552 Don Quixote, is one of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and the most probable candidates for NEAs of the cometary origin. In t...

  10. Lunar influence on Brunfelsia uniflora (Pohl.) D. Don (manacá-de-cheiro) rooting.

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    Luciana Leal; Michelle Melissa Althaus Ottmann; Katia Christina Zuffellato-Ribas; Marisa de Cacia Oliveira; Áurea Portes Ferriani

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    This study aimed to determinate the moon phase’s influence on Brunfelsia uniflora (Pohl.) D. Don. In January 2008, semi woody cuttings were collected in Curitiba, Brazil. The experiment was conducted in a randomly design with four treatments that represent the moon phases (new; full; waning and waxing). The cuttings were maintained inside a greenhouse. After 90 days the followings were analyzed: rooting percentage, number of roots, length of the three longer roots, un-rooted living cuttings, ...

  11. Detsibill : Meie Mees kui ANTI. White Label : Don Erikson. Kuula / DJ Pickney Tiger

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    Heliplaatidest: Don Erikson "Israel Mix", Congotronics 2 "Buzz'n'rumble from the urb'n'jungle", Critikal "Chapter One ehk Teine maitse", Nirvana "Silver, The best of the Box", Singer Vinger "Eesti Kullafond", Bullet Train To Vegas "We Put Scissors Where Our Mouths Are", Ludachris "Disturbing tha peace", "Soul Satisfaction 5", The Kurt Webber's Pink Band "Café Regatt", Patrizio Buanne "The Italian", Eminem "Curtain Call"

  12. Application of gamma radiation to the nodes detection in Pinus Radiata (D.Don) wood pieces

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    Attenuation of 59.5 KeV photons provided by an Am-241 source, has been used to detect knots in lumber pieces from Pinus Radiata (D.Don). It is shown that the linear attenuation coefficient is a sensitive parameter to detect singularities in the structure of this material. The scanning of the piece provides profiles which define the position and extension of the singularity. (author)

  13. Influence of Hydraulic Design on Stability and on Pressure Pulsations in Francis Turbines at Overload, Part Load and Deep Part Load based on Numerical Simulations and Experimental Model Test Results

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    Magnoli, M. V.; Maiwald, M.

    2014-03-01

    Francis turbines have been running more and more frequently in part load conditions, in order to satisfy the new market requirements for more dynamic and flexible energy generation, ancillary services and grid regulation. The turbines should be able to be operated for longer durations with flows below the optimum point, going from part load to deep part load and even speed-no-load. These operating conditions are characterised by important unsteady flow phenomena taking place at the draft tube cone and in the runner channels, in the respective cases of part load and deep part load. The current expectations are that new Francis turbines present appropriate hydraulic stability and moderate pressure pulsations at overload, part load, deep part load and speed-no-load with high efficiency levels at normal operating range. This study presents series of investigations performed by Voith Hydro with the objective to improve the hydraulic stability of Francis turbines at overload, part load and deep part load, reduce pressure pulsations and enlarge the know-how about the transient fluid flow through the turbine at these challenging conditions. Model test measurements showed that distinct runner designs were able to influence the pressure pulsation level in the machine. Extensive experimental investigations focused on the runner deflector geometry, on runner features and how they could reduce the pressure oscillation level. The impact of design variants and machine configurations on the vortex rope at the draft tube cone at overload and part load and on the runner channel vortex at deep part load were experimentally observed and evaluated based on the measured pressure pulsation amplitudes. Numerical investigations were employed for improving the understanding of such dynamic fluid flow effects. As example for the design and experimental investigations, model test observations and pressure pulsation curves for Francis machines in mid specific speed range, around nqopt = 50 min

  14. Influence of Hydraulic Design on Stability and on Pressure Pulsations in Francis Turbines at Overload, Part Load and Deep Part Load based on Numerical Simulations and Experimental Model Test Results

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    Francis turbines have been running more and more frequently in part load conditions, in order to satisfy the new market requirements for more dynamic and flexible energy generation, ancillary services and grid regulation. The turbines should be able to be operated for longer durations with flows below the optimum point, going from part load to deep part load and even speed-no-load. These operating conditions are characterised by important unsteady flow phenomena taking place at the draft tube cone and in the runner channels, in the respective cases of part load and deep part load. The current expectations are that new Francis turbines present appropriate hydraulic stability and moderate pressure pulsations at overload, part load, deep part load and speed-no-load with high efficiency levels at normal operating range. This study presents series of investigations performed by Voith Hydro with the objective to improve the hydraulic stability of Francis turbines at overload, part load and deep part load, reduce pressure pulsations and enlarge the know-how about the transient fluid flow through the turbine at these challenging conditions. Model test measurements showed that distinct runner designs were able to influence the pressure pulsation level in the machine. Extensive experimental investigations focused on the runner deflector geometry, on runner features and how they could reduce the pressure oscillation level. The impact of design variants and machine configurations on the vortex rope at the draft tube cone at overload and part load and on the runner channel vortex at deep part load were experimentally observed and evaluated based on the measured pressure pulsation amplitudes. Numerical investigations were employed for improving the understanding of such dynamic fluid flow effects. As example for the design and experimental investigations, model test observations and pressure pulsation curves for Francis machines in mid specific speed range, around nqopt = 50

  15. Effects of temperature and time on deoxynivalenol (DON and zearalenone (ZON content in corn

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fumonisins are Fusarium mycotoxins that occur in corn and corn-based foods and they have been implicated in several animal and human diseases. Their effect on human health is unclear, however, fumonisins are considered to be risk factors for cancer. Baking, frying, and extrusion cooking of corn at high temperatures (190°C reduce fumonisin concentrations in foods, with the amount of reduction achieved depending on cooking time, temperature, recipe, and other factors. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of temperature (200 and 220 °C and time (15 and 20 min on the detoxification of corn flour deliberately contaminated with DON and ZON. After processing at 200°C for 15 min, an average of 12% and after 20 min an average of 15% of DON was lost. At 200°C ZON content was reduced by 22% (after 15 min and by 27% (after 20 min. Higher temperature (220°C did not significantly affect further reduction of DON or ZON content. The process was only partially effective in both cases. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR-31023 i br. TR-31053

  16. The silent Don Juan. The concepts of love and art in the works of Max Frisch

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    Špela Virant

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available In the novel Stiller and in the play Don Juan, both published in the early 1950s, Frisch already focuses on the problem of identity as one of his major themes, but it is not yet situated in a political context as, for example, in the play Andorra. In these works, the identity-problem is situated in the domain of intimate relationships and artistic creativity, offering the possibility to discuss Frisch’s concepts of art and love, which unfold through Frisch’s treatment of the traditional literary figure of Don Juan and his hubris. Frisch’s Stiller and Don Juan do not believe in God; but their frame of mind stays the same, while the position of God and his attributes are assigned to love, art and geometry. Although both literary figures in the course of events realize that this substitution is a mistake, they are unable to alter their concepts of love and art. Instead of altering the concepts, they rather resign in silence, while Max Frisch continues to search for alternatives in reflecting on the process of fictionalization and in developing innovative narrative and dramatic structures.

  17. MANUSCRITOS TRADUCTORIOS DEL BRASIL IMPERIAL. “LA ARAUCANA” DE DON PEDRO II

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    Ana María Barrera Conrad Sackl

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Don Pedro II, emperador del Brasil entre 1840 y 1889, se dedicó con ahínco y pasión a la tarea traductora de varios idiomas hacia el portugués. Del español menciona en sus diarios dos trabajos, una traducción de "Granada" (1853 de Zorrilla, cuyo manuscrito aún no se ha encontrado y "La Araucana" de Don Alonso De Ercilla y Zúñiga (1558, que analizamos. El prototexto del último fue descubierto por el equipo de NUPROC (http://www.item.ens.fr/ en el IGHB de Rio de Janeiro en 2011, está fechado en 1889 y lleva la firma del emperador. El análisis se realiza desde la perspectiva teórica de la Crítica Genética y de los Estudios Descriptivos de la Traducción. Palabras claves: traducción; español; portugués; manuscritos de Don Pedro II. Manuscritos traduzidos no Brasil Imperial: La Araucana de Dom Pedro II Resumo: Don Pedro II, imperador do Brasil entre 1840 e 1889, dedicou-se com afinco e paixão à tarefa tradutória de vários idiomas para o português. Menciona em seus diários duas traduções do espanhol, Granada (1853 de Zorrilla, cujo manuscrito ainda não foi localizado e La Araucana de Dom Alonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga (1558 que analisamos neste artigo. O prototexto do último formado por três páginas foi descoberto pela equipe do NUPROC no IGBH de Rio de Janeiro em 2011, está assinada pelo imperador no ano de 1889. Os fundamentos teóricos da análise são a Crítica Genética e os Estudos Descritivos da Tradução. Palavras-chave: Tradução. Espanhol. Português. Manuscritos de Dom Pedro II. Translated manuscripts in Imperial Brasil: Don Pedro II's La Araucana Abstract: Don Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil between 1840 and 1889, devoted himself with zeal and passion to the task of translation into Portuguese texts from different languages. For his translation into Spanish he mentions in his diaries two works, a translation of Granada (1853 by Zorrilla, whose manuscript has not yet been found and La Araucana by Don

  18. A neural model for transient identification in dynamic processes with 'don't know' response

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    This work presents an approach for neural network based transient identification which allows either dynamic identification or a 'don't know' response. The approach uses two 'jump' multilayer neural networks (NN) trained with the backpropagation algorithm. The 'jump' network is used because it is useful to dealing with very complex patterns, which is the case of the space of the state variables during some abnormal events. The first one is responsible for the dynamic identification. This NN uses, as input, a short set (in a moving time window) of recent measurements of each variable avoiding the necessity of using starting events. The other one is used to validate the instantaneous identification (from the first net) through the validation of each variable. This net is responsible for allowing the system to provide a 'don't know' response. In order to validate the method, a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) transient identification problem comprising 15 postulated accidents, simulated for a pressurized water reactor (PWR), was proposed in the validation process it has been considered noisy data in order to evaluate the method robustness. Obtained results reveal the ability of the method in dealing with both dynamic identification of transients and correct 'don't know' response. Another important point studied in this work is that the system has shown to be independent of a trigger signal which indicates the beginning of the transient, thus making it robust in relation to this limitation

  19. Change and persistence in land surface phenologies of the Don and Dnieper river basins

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    The formal collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 produced major socio-economic and institutional dislocations across the agricultural sector. The picture of broad scale patterns produced by these transformations continues to be discovered. We examine here the patterns of land surface phenology (LSP) within two key river basins-Don and Dnieper-using AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) data from 1982 to 2000 and MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data from 2001 to 2007. We report on the temporal persistence and change of LSPs as summarized by seasonal integration of NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) time series using accumulated growing degree-days (GDDI NDVI). Three land cover super-classes-forest lands, agricultural lands, and shrub lands-constitute 96% of the land area within the basins. All three in both basins exhibit unidirectional increases in AVHRR GDDI NDVI between the Soviet and post-Soviet epochs. During the MODIS era (2001-2007), different socio-economic trajectories in Ukraine and Russia appear to have led to divergences in the LSPs of the agricultural lands in the two basins. Interannual variation in the shrub lands of the Don river basin has increased since 2000. This is due in part to the better signal-to-noise ratio of the MODIS sensor, but may also be due to a regional drought affecting the Don basin more than the Dnieper basin.

  20. Repensar el Caribe desde los Estudios Culturales: Literatura, Nación, Racialidad y Género en Donnete Francis, April Shemak y Rosamond King

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    Marcelo José Cabarcas Ortega

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde los estudios literarios y culturales, estas autoras se unen a un creciente número de expertas interesadas en analizar el impacto de las dinámicas neoliberales en los aspectos étnicos, sexuales y de género en el Caribe, ya sea en el archipiélago o en sus bordes continentales. Respecto a este análisis se pueden afirmar, por lo menos, dos rasgos relevantes: el primero es la importancia otorgada a las nuevas diásporas y su efecto en la actualidad; el segundo es la necesidad de ampliar el archivo literario mediante la integración de la música, la fotografía y el performance al proceso tradicional de hermenéutica. Así, al plantearse formas más incluyentes de interpretación, la crítica busca superar lugares comunes ya desgastados por el excesivo uso y sintonizarse con las inquietudes de creadoras y creadores jóvenes respecto a las realidades de la migración y su influjo en el actual redimensionamiento político del cuerpo. En esa medida, April Shemak, Donnete Francis y Rosamond King y otras escritoras problematizan la idea de un Caribe de puro contacto y difusión.

  1. Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through a Francis Turbine and Regulating Outlet at Cougar Dam, Oregon, Using Sensor Fish, 2009–2010

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    Duncan, Joanne P.

    2011-05-23

    Fish passage conditions through a Francis turbine and a regulating outlet (RO) at Cougar Dam on the south fork of the McKenzie River in Oregon were evaluated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, using Sensor Fish devices. The objective of the study was to describe and compare passage exposure conditions, identifying potential fish injury regions encountered during passage via specific routes. The RO investigation was performed in December 2009 and the turbine evaluation in January 2010, concurrent with HI-Z balloon-tag studies by Normandeau Associates, Inc. Sensor Fish data were analyzed to estimate 1) exposure conditions, particularly exposure to severe collision, strike, and shear events by passage route sub-regions; 2) differences in passage conditions between passage routes; and 3) relationships to live-fish injury and mortality data estimates. Comparison of the three passage routes evaluated at Cougar Dam indicates that the RO passage route through the 3.7-ft gate opening was relatively the safest route for fish passage under the operating conditions tested; turbine passage was the most deleterious. These observations were supported also by the survival and malady estimates obtained from live-fish testing. Injury rates were highest for turbine passage. Compared to mainstem Columbia River passage routes, none of the Cougar Dam passage routes as tested are safe for juvenile salmonid passage.

  2. Saved-energy analysis of francis turbine on hydraulic cooling tower%水力冷却塔水轮机的节能分析

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    张兰金; 阳莉; 陈德新; 任岩

    2012-01-01

    以水力冷却塔水轮机代替电动机驱动风机,节省了电机所消耗的电能,但是水轮机串联于冷却水循环系统中,增加了水循环系统的水力阻力,须消耗一部分水能克服水力阻力.利用试验和数值分析两种方法,研究了水循环系统中水轮机所引起的水力损失特点,提出水轮机节能的措施.%Francis lurbine replaces the motor to drive the fan on cooling towerf and saves the electric energy of motor. On the other hand, the turhine, which is connected to the cooling water cycle system in series, being series connection of cooling water system, increases the hydraulic head loss of cooling water system, andas well as costs some water energy to overcome itself hydraulic forcemore. This paper studies the hydraulic loss of the turbine by test and CFD. And something areis suggested to decrease the hydraulic loss of turhine.

  3. Model and prototype investigations of upper partial load unsteady phenomena on the Francis turbine designed for head up to 120 m

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    Kuznetsov, I.; Zakharov, A.; Arm, V.; Akulaev, R.

    2014-03-01

    The upper partial load unsteady phenomena are often observed at model tests for Francis turbine with high and middle specific speed. It is appears approximately between 7085% of optima point discharge for constant unit speed value and has accompanied by additional phenomenon with much higher frequency than draft tube vortex precession frequency and also runner rotational frequency. There are some discussions about nature of this phenomena and transposition of unsteady model test results to the prototype. In this paper are presented the results of above mentioned phenomena model investigations and some results of investigation at prototype turbine. Based on the results of model tests the following extensive data have been obtained: pressure fluctuation in the draft tube cone and spiral case, axial force fluctuations, it is demonstrated the significant influence of cavitation on upper partial load unsteady phenomena. The result of measurements of bearing vibrations and pressure pulsations are presented for prototype turbine at corresponded or very close operation points to model. In accordance with obtained data it is demonstrated that at upper partial load operation the unsteady phenomenon is observed as for the model also for the prototype turbine. On the base of model investigation has been demonstrated the influence of air admission and special design solutions to diminish unsteady phenomena at upper partial load range. All investigations were based on the physical experiment. Thus, based on model and prototype experimental investigations it is obtained additional information about upper partial load unsteady phenomenon and confirmed the transposition of model results to prototype turbine.

  4. Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through a Francis Turbine, Spillway, and Regulating Outlet at Detroit Dam, Oregon, Using Sensor Fish, 2009

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    Duncan, Joanne P.; Carlson, Thomas J.

    2011-05-06

    Fish passage conditions through two spillways, a Francis turbine, and a regulating outlet (RO) at Detroit Dam on the North Santiam River in Oregon were evaluated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, using Sensor Fish devices. The objective of the study was to describe and compare passage exposure conditions, identifying potential fish injury regions within the routes. The study was performed in July, October, and December 2009 concurrent with HI-Z balloon-tag studies by Normandeau Associates, Inc. Sensor Fish data were analyzed to estimate 1) exposure conditions, particularly exposure to severe strike, collision, and shear events by passage route sub-regions; 2) differences in passage conditions between passage routes; and 3) relationships to live-fish injury and mortality data estimates. Comparison of the three passage routes evaluated at Detroit Dam indicates that the RO passage route through the 5-ft gate opening was relatively the safest route for fish passage under the operating conditions tested; turbine passage was the most deleterious. These observations were supported also by the survival and malady estimates obtained from live-fish testing. Injury rates were highest for turbine and spillway passage. However, none of the passage routes tested is safe for juvenile salmonid passage.

  5. L’utilité de la théorie du don The utility of gift theory Utilidad de la teoría del don

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    Norbert Alter

    2012-01-01

    Norbert Alter explique l’utilité et l’actualité de la théorie de Marcel Mauss pour penser la coopération en entreprise et l’engagement au travail. Il revient sur ses qualités heuristiques et sa portée critique nécessaires à mobiliser pour donner des clefs de compréhension et d’action au monde du travail. À cette contribution répond celle d’Alain Caillé, « Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail. Quelques remarques »Norbert Alter explains here the utility and topica...

  6. Don Quijote de la Mancha: Reflexiones en torno a las relaciones cine-literatura Don Quijote de la Mancha: Reflections about the relationships between cinematography-literature

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis de algunos aspectos de la relación cine-literatura, a partir del Don Quijote de La Mancha literario y de algunas versiones cinematográficas y televisivas realizadas en español y en inglés. Inicialmente se presentan problemas teóricos en torno a categorías que suelen serles afines: relato, autor, narración, historia, etc., para involucrar alternativamente fenómenos que, desde el punto de vista de los autores, generan ambigüedades textuales o múltiples interpretaciones en las versiones que se analizan. De este análisis comparativo que parte de los relatos en cuestión se llega finalmente a conclusiones de carácter estético e ideológico sobre los mismos.This article presents an analysis of some aspects of the relationship between cinematography and literature. Starting from the Don Quijote de La Mancha and taking into account some film and television versions developed in Spanish and English. At the beginning, a theoretical problem based on similar types for concepts categorization: author, narration, story, relat, among others will be analyzed. In addition, a connection is made with some authors' concepts in order to avoid textual ambiguity or multiple interpretations in the versions that are analyzed. Through a comparative analysis supported in these stories, it is possible to reach some aesthetic and ideological conclusions about them.

  7. Transcriptome analysis of the human T lymphocyte cell line Jurkat and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells exposed to deoxynivalenol (DON): New mechanistic insights

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    Katika, Madhumohan R. [RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen (Netherlands); Department of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology, Maastricht University (Netherlands); Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (Netherlands); Hendriksen, Peter J.M. [RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen (Netherlands); Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (Netherlands); Shao, Jia [RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen (Netherlands); Department of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology, Maastricht University (Netherlands); Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (Netherlands); Loveren, Henk van [Department of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology, Maastricht University (Netherlands); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven (Netherlands); Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (Netherlands); Peijnenburg, Ad, E-mail: ad.peijnenburg@wur.nl [RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen (Netherlands); Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (Netherlands)

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    Deoxynivalenol (DON) or vomitoxin is a commonly encountered type-B trichothecene mycotoxin, produced by Fusarium species predominantly found in cereals and grains. DON is known to exert toxic effects on the gastrointestinal, reproductive and neuroendocrine systems, and particularly on the immune system. Depending on dose and exposure time, it can either stimulate or suppress immune function. The main objective of this study was to obtain a deeper insight into DON-induced effects on lymphoid cells. For this, we exposed the human T-lymphocyte cell line Jurkat and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) to various concentrations of DON for various times and examined gene expression changes by DNA microarray analysis. Jurkat cells were exposed to 0.25 and 0.5 μM DON for 3, 6 and 24 h. Biological interpretation of the microarray data indicated that DON affects various processes in these cells: It upregulates genes involved in ribosome structure and function, RNA/protein synthesis and processing, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, calcium-mediated signaling, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, the NFAT and NF-κB/TNF-α pathways, T cell activation and apoptosis. The effects of DON on the expression of genes involved in ER stress, NFAT activation and apoptosis were confirmed by qRT-PCR. Other biochemical experiments confirmed that DON activates calcium-dependent proteins such as calcineurin and M-calpain that are known to be involved in T cell activation and apoptosis. Induction of T cell activation was also confirmed by demonstrating that DON activates NFATC1 and induces its translocation from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. For the gene expression profiling of PBMCs, cells were exposed to 2 and 4 μM DON for 6 and 24 h. Comparison of the Jurkat microarray data with those obtained with PBMCs showed that most of the processes affected by DON in the Jurkat cell line were also affected in the PBMCs. -- Highlights: ► The human T cell line Jurkat and human

  8. Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail The gift paradigm facing new realities in the work world El paradigma del don frente a las nuevas realidades del mundo del trabajo

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    Alain Caillé

    2012-01-01

    Alain Caillé resitue le paradigme du don que le Mouvement anti-utilitariste en sciences sociales (MAUSS) s’emploie à dégager depuis une trentaine d’années avant de montrer comment les lunettes du don permettent de mieux voir ce qu’il y a dans la boîte noire des organisations et de mieux lire par là même les ravages du néomanagement. À cette contribution répond celle de Norbert Alter dans le cadre du dossier Chorus « Peut-on penser le travail par le don ? »Alain Caillé starts by resituating th...

  9. Regional economic impacts of current and proposed management alternatives for Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

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    Richardson, Leslie; Huber, Chris; Koontz, Lynne

    2012-01-01

    The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires all units of the National Wildlife Refuge System to be managed under a Comprehensive Conservation Plan. The Comprehensive Conservation Plan must describe the desired future conditions of a Refuge and provide long-range guidance and management direction to achieve refuge purposes. The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located at the south end of California's San Francisco Bay and one of seven refuges in the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, is in the process of developing a range of management goals, objectives, and strategies for the Comprehensive Conservation Plan. The Comprehensive Conservation Plan must contain an analysis of expected effects associated with current and proposed Refuge management strategies. For Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan planning, a regional economic analysis provides a means of estimating how current management (No Action Alternative) and proposed management activities (alternatives) affect the local economy. This type of analysis provides two critical pieces of information: (1) it illustrates the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge's contribution to the local community, and (2) it can help in determining whether economic effects are or are not a real concern in choosing among management alternatives. This report first presents a description of the local community and economy near the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Next, the methods used to conduct a regional economic impact analysis are described. An analysis of the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan management strategies that could affect stakeholders, residents, and the local economy is then presented. The management activities of economic concern in this analysis are: * Spending in the local community by Refuge visitors; * Refuge personnel salary spending; and * Refuge purchases of goods and services within the local

  10. El arzobispado de Don Gonzalo de Aguilar en Santiago de Compostela (1348-1351)

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    Sánchez Sánchez, Xosé M.

    2010-01-01

    In the middle of the 14th century the prelature of Santiago de Compostela is occupied by Don Gonzalo de Aguilar, archbishop transferred from Sigüenza and whose pontificate is extended between 1348 and 1351, when he is transferred to Toledo. He is a figure that remained until now in the complete darkness of the history of the Compostellan church, disappearing in fact, in many cases, of the historical considerations, that they avoided him or simply they did not have noticed of his figure, exten...

  11. Stokes IQUV Magnetic Doppler Imaging of Ap stars I. ESPaDOnS and NARVAL Observations

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    Silvester, J.; Wade, G. A.; Kochukhov, O.; Bagnulo, S.; Folsom, C. P.; Hanes, D.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we describe and evaluate new spectral line polarisation observations obtained with the goal of mapping the surfaces of magnetic Ap stars in great detail. One hundred complete or partial Stokes IQUV sequences, corresponding to 297 individual polarised spectra, have been obtained for 7 bright Ap stars using the ESPaDOnS and NARVAL spectropolarimeters. The targets span a range of mass from approximately 1.8 to 3.4 solar mass, a range of rotation period from 2.56 to 6.80 days, and a...

  12. Don Bosco, animator za zvanja. Povijesna razmišljanja za salezijanski pastoral zvanja

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    Canino Zanoletty, Miguel

    2011-01-01

    Neprijateljsko okruženje koje je često obilježavalo europsku panoramu u 19. st. imalo je teške posljedice na promicanje zvanja. U razdoblju u kojemu se uopće nije razvijao sustavni pastoral zvanja, don Bosco se osjetio posebno ponukanim da djelotvorno odgovori na takvo stanje. Iako nije bio prvi, njegova osoba i stil nizom su ga pojedinosti učinile nadaleko priznatim animatorom za zvanja. Uspio je oduševiti i privuči brojne osobe u odgojno poslanje i evangelizaciju mladeži. U svom djelovan...

  13. El sistema preventivo de Don Bosco, respuesta a la escuela multicultural

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    Arenal Jorquera, María José

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es estudiar si el Sistema Preventivo de Don Bosco, que se lleva en todos los centros salesianos de los cinco continentes, da respuesta a la escuela multicultural actual. Y esto se produce como consecuencia de que las escuelas salesianas hacen realidad un medio escolar intercultural basado en el paradigma holístico, que se adapta al contexto de cada momento histórico en tiempo y espacio. El punto de partida del mencionado sistema educativo surge en la realidad s...

  14. From Don Quixote to The Tick: The Reflection of Sancho Panza in the Comic Book Sidekick

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    Annacondia, José Manuel

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    Esta Memoria de Licenciatura explora la relación entre Sancho Panza, el escudero de Don Quijote en la novela cervantina, y los "sidekicks" del cómic de superhéroes, trazando su linage desde los comienzos de la literatura hasta nuestros días, pasando por los ejemplos más tradicionales de este arquetipo de personaje, los creados en la Edad de Oro del cómic estadounidense y las últimas tendencias en la deconstrucción del medio.

  15. Don DeLillo: Mao II / Underworld / Falling Man. Ed. Stacey Olster.

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    Angeliki Tseti

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The latest volume of the Continuum Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction is dedicated to three of the most influential recent novels written by Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld and Falling Man. These novels are set in pivotal moments of recent history, the end of the Cold War, the millennium and 9/11 and, so, offer fertile ground for the investigation of themes, such as terrorism, consumerism and globalism, that are dominant in the author’s entire oeuvre; what is more, the contributio...

  16. Is the Partner the Don Quixote of the 21st Century Corporate World?

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    Bévort, Frans; Poulfelt, Flemming

    2015-01-01

    for change. This raises the question of whether the Partner ownership and management model is a relic of the past - and the partner a Don Quixote-figure of the 21st century corporate world? Based on an ethnographic study of a PSF in Denmark, and data from other sources, the paper analyzes the changing...... the future of the partner role in complex organizations. Finally, the paper proposes that professional partnership needs to find a ' new balance' between the traditional professional logic of the partners and the still more influential logic of bureaucracy of the modern complex organization to...

  17. Chemical Composition and Possible in Vitro Phytotoxic Activity of Helichrsyum italicum (Roth Don ssp. italicum

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    Vincenzo De Feo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The chemical composition of the essential oil of Helichrysum italicum (Roth Don ssp. italicum, collected in the National Park of Cilento and Diano Valley, Southern Italy, was studied by means of GC and GC/MS. Forty four compounds of 45 constituents were identified in the oil, mainly oxygenated sesquiterpenes. The essential oil was evaluated for its potential in vitro phytotoxic activity against germination and early radicle elongation of radish and garden cress. The radicle elongation of radish was significantly inhibited at the highest doses tested, while germination of both seeds was not affected.

  18. Chemical composition and possible in vitro phytotoxic activity of Helichrsyum italicum (Roth) Don ssp. italicum.

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    Mancini, Emilia; De Martino, Laura; Marandino, Aurelio; Scognamiglio, Maria Rosa; De Feo, Vincenzo

    2011-01-01

    The chemical composition of the essential oil of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) Don ssp. italicum, collected in the National Park of Cilento and Diano Valley, Southern Italy, was studied by means of GC and GC/MS. Forty four compounds of 45 constituents were identified in the oil, mainly oxygenated sesquiterpenes. The essential oil was evaluated for its potential in vitro phytotoxic activity against germination and early radicle elongation of radish and garden cress. The radicle elongation of radish was significantly inhibited at the highest doses tested, while germination of both seeds was not affected. PMID:21904272

  19. Tolerances don't lie: or how to tolerance an optical system so that it works

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    There has been much written over the years about the generation of optical system fabrication, assembly, and alignment tolerances leading to a performance error budget and predicted system performance. Over my 40 years of optical design experience I have become more cautious (and concerned) about how accurately we, the optics community, are tolerancing our systems and predicting their manufactured performance. In this paper I will share with you some of these concerns along with recommended ways of avoiding the many speed bumps, pot holes and other common issues encountered when tolerancing. And of course I will reveal why tolerances don't lie

  20. Phytic acid protects porcine intestinal epithelial cells from deoxynivalenol (DON) cytotoxicity.

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    Pacheco, Graziela Drociunas; Silva, Caio Abércio da; Pinton, Philippe; Oswald, Isabelle

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of phytic acid (IP(6)) as a possible inhibitor of cellular damage induced by toxic substances such as mycotoxins on a porcine intestinal epithelial cell line (IPEC-1). We first observed that a dose of 5 mM phytic acid decreases cell viability and transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) of cell monolayer. We next investigate the effect of non-cytotoxic dose of phytic acid on the deoxinivalenol (DON) induced decreased TEER. We showed th...

  1. Survey of genome sequences in a wild sweet potato, Ipomoea trifida (H. B. K.) G. Don

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    Hirakawa, Hideki; Okada, Yoshihiro; Tabuchi, Hiroaki; Shirasawa, Kenta; Watanabe, Akiko; Tsuruoka, Hisano; Minami, Chiharu; Nakayama, Shinobu; Sasamoto, Shigemi; Kohara, Mitsuyo; Kishida, Yoshie; Fujishiro, Tsunakazu; Kato, Midori; Nanri, Keiko; Komaki, Akiko

    2015-01-01

    Ipomoea trifida (H. B. K.) G. Don. is the most likely diploid ancestor of the hexaploid sweet potato, I. batatas (L.) Lam. To assist in analysis of the sweet potato genome, de novo whole-genome sequencing was performed with two lines of I. trifida, namely the selfed line Mx23Hm and the highly heterozygous line 0431-1, using the Illumina HiSeq platform. We classified the sequences thus obtained as either ‘core candidates’ (common to the two lines) or ‘line specific’. The total lengths of the a...

  2. Body Control in American Cyberspace: A Study on Don Delillo’s White Noise

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    Ruzbeh Babaee; Wan Roselezam Bt Wan Yahya; Ida Baizura Binti Bahar

    2014-01-01

    Don DeLillo’s White Noise (1984) is a cyberpunk narrative commenting on dystopia of late capitalism by illustrating the instability of the apparently safe and perfect life of a small town in North America. The dystopian society in white Noise is not a hierarchal world or a world in another time and space, as it is common in most dystopian narratives. It is a world that we may experience in our daily life. This study attempts to demonstrate that DeLillo criticizes the condition of the late twe...

  3. MARQUES DE L’AFFECTIVITÉ DANS LE DISCOURS SÉDUCTEUR DU DON JUAN DE MOLIÈRE

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    Diana-Adriana LEFTER

    2007-01-01

    Notre travail prend en discussion l’un des plus célèbres libertins de l’histoire littéraire, Don Juan, tel qu’il est repris dans la pièce de Molière. Plus précisément, nous nous proposons d’étudier le discours de séduction de Don Juan dans les différentes hypostases dans lesquelles il apparaît. Nous voulons mettre en parallèle le discours de Don Juan devant Done Elvire, et celui devant la paysanne Charlotte, pour mettre en évidence deux aspects: la composante affective, c’est-à-dire l’inserti...

  4. Gender differences in national assessment of educational progress science items: What does i don't know really mean?

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    Linn, Marcia C.; de Benedictis, Tina; Delucchi, Kevin; Harris, Abigail; Stage, Elizabeth

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress Science Assessment has consistently revealed small gender differences on science content items but not on science inquiry items. This assessment differs from others in that respondents can choose I don't know rather than guessing. This paper examines explanations for the gender differences including (a) differential prior instruction, (b) differential response to uncertainty and use of the I don't know response, (c) differential response to figurally presented items, and (d) different attitudes towards science. Of these possible explanations, the first two received support. Females are more likely to use the I don't know response, especially for items with physical science content or masculine themes such as football. To ameliorate this situation we need more effective science instruction and more gender-neutral assessment items.

  5. Don Yllán and the Egyptian Sorcerer: Vernacular commonality and literary diversity in medieval Castile

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    Wacks, David A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article the author compares the exemplo of Don Yllán and the Deán de Santiago -no. 11 in Don Juan Manuel's Conde Lucanor (ca. 1335- with an earlier Hebrew analogue found in the Hebrew Mešal Haqadmonī (ca. 1285 of fellow Castilian author Isaac ibn Sahula. A thorough analysis of the rhetorical and narrative style of both versions reveals that the two tales shared a common source in Castilian oral tradition. The appearance of the tale in an earlier Hebrew text from Castile (the only other known version in any language calls into question the originality of Don Juan Manuel's most famous exemplo, suggesting a productive interplay between a common oral tradition in Castilian and coexisting literary traditions in Hebrew and Castilian.

    En este artículo, el autor compara el exemplo de Don Yllán y el Deán de Santiago -n.° 11 en el Conde Lucanor (ca. 1335 de Don Juan Manuel- con una versión anterior en la obra hebrea, Mešal Haqadmonī (ca. 1285 de otro autor castellano, Isaac ibn Sahula. Un análisis cuidadoso del estilo narrativo y retórico de ambas versiones revela que las dos comparten una fuente común en la tradición oral castellana. La aparición del cuento en un texto hebreo anterior de Castilla (la única versión conocida en cualquier otra lengua cuestiona la originalidad literaria del más famoso exemplo de Don Juan Manuel, y sugiere un intercambio productivo entre una tradición oral común castellana y tradiciones literarias hebreas y castellanas coexistentes.

  6. La teoría clásica del don y la donación de sangre

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    Casado Neira, David

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The Gift Theory exposed by Marcel Mauss is here used to analyze free, not paid and universal blood donation. According to Mauss, every gift involves three obligations: to give, to get and to return. All of them are present in modern blood donation, even gift is still in force as social exchange. But the gift of blood acquires some specific characteristics and, even when it does not follow the conventional patterns of a gift, it is not possible to obviate its validity. Some problems and conflicts generated under this biomedical practice would be understood if attention to the fuzzy persistence of the logic of gift were played, also in strongly institutionalized social contexts.

    La teoría del don enunciada por Marcel Mauss es en esta ocasión utilizada para analizar la donación de sangre (voluntaria, no remunerada y universal. Las tres obligaciones que implica el don (dar, recibir y devolver no están ausentes en la moderna donación de sangre, así como tampoco lo está la vigencia del don como forma de intercambio social; pero en la transfusión de sangre el don adquiere unas características específicas que, si bien no nos permite considerar esta donación como una forma convencional de don, tampoco es posible obviar su vigencia. Parte de los problemas y conflictos generados en torno a esta práctica biomédica no pueden ser comprendidos si no se presta atención a la difusa persistencia del don en contextos sociales fuertemente institucionalizados.

  7. The Battle Between the Biometricians and the Mendelians: How Sir Francis Galton's Work Caused his Disciples to Reach Conflicting Conclusions About the Hereditary Mechanism

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    Gillham, Nicholas W.

    2015-01-01

    Francis Galton, Charles Darwin's cousin, had wide and varied interests. They ranged from exploration and travel writing to fingerprinting and the weather. After reading Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Galton reached the conclusion that it should be possible to improve the human stock through selective breeding, as was the case for domestic animals and cultivated plants. Much of the latter half of Galton's career was devoted to trying to devise methods to distinguish men of good stock and then to show that these qualities were inherited. But along the way he invented two important statistical methods: regression and correlation. He also discovered regression to the mean. This led Galton to believe that evolution could not proceed by the small steps envisioned by Darwin, but must proceed by discontinuous changes. Galton's book Natural Inheritance (1889) served as the inspiration for Karl Pearson, W.F.R. Weldon and William Bateson. Pearson and Weldon were interested in continuously varying characters and the application of statistical techniques to their study. Bateson was fascinated by discontinuities and the role they might play in evolution. Galton proposed his Law of Ancestral Heredity in the last decade of the nineteenth century. At first this seemed to work well as an explanation for continuously varying traits of the type that interested Pearson and Weldon. In contrast, Bateson had published a book on discontinuously varying traits so he was in a position to understand and embrace Mendel's principles of inheritance when they were rediscovered in 1900. The subsequent battle between Weldon and Pearson, the biometricians, and Bateson, the Mendelian, went on acrimoniously for several years at the beginning of the twentieth century before Mendelian theory finally won out.

  8. The Influence of Processing by Impulse Pressure on the Productivity of the Don Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.

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    Pavlova Violetta Aleksandrovna

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Plant productivity is the important indicator, which determines the amount of yield. The productivity of plants depends on the number of bruchids per plant and on the weight of 1000 bruchids. The article studies the influence of impulse pressure of various magnitudes on plant productivity of Don barley (Hordeum vulgare L.. It was found that the pressure of 17 MPa was the most effective for increasing the productivity. Impulse pressure of other magnitudes also had influence on the productivity of Don barley.

  9. Growth performance, serum biochemical profile, jejunal morphology, and the expression of nutrients transporter genes in deoxynivalenol (DON)- challenged growing pigs

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    Li WU; Liao, Peng; He, Liuqin; Ren, Wenkai; Yin, Jie; Duan, Jielin; Li, Tiejun

    2015-01-01

    Background Fusarium infection with concurrent production of deoxynivalenol (DON) causes an increasing safety concern with feed worldwide. This study was conducted to determine the effects of varying levels of DON in diets on growth performance, serum biochemical profile, jejunal morphology, and the differential expression of nutrients transporter genes in growing pigs. Results A total of twenty-four 60-day-old healthy growing pigs (initial body weight = 16.3 ± 1.5 kg SE) were individually hou...

  10. De El burlador de Tirso al Don Juan de Molière. Estudio Comparativo de Fuentes Textuales

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    Ortiz Rosado, Irene

    2014-01-01

    He querido reflejar en este trabajo las fuentes o influencias folklóricas, literarias y de ciertos personajes nobles de la sociedad de la época, tanto de El burlador de Tirso de Molina como de Don Juan de Molière, además de realizar un estudio comparativo de ambas obras para analizar los elementos de convergencia o de desunión en una y otra comedia. De forma exhaustiva, he querido mostrar prácticamente todo lo que han escrito sobre el tema de don Juan expertos como Menéndez Pidal, Márquez ...

  11. Effect of storage conditions on post planting water status and performance of Pinus radiata D. Don stock-types

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    Mena-Petite, Amaia; Estavillo, José; Duñabeitia, Miren; González-Moro, Begoña; Muñoz-Rueda, Alberto; Lacuesta, Maite

    2004-01-01

    Effet des conditions de stockage sur l'état hydrique et l'établissement de plantules de Pinus radiata D. Don avec motte et à racines nues. L'étude a porté sur l'effet du stockage sur la qualité du plant et sur les potentialités de survie initiale de plantules de Pinus radiata D. Don à racine nue (BR) et avec motte (PR), replantées dans des sols humides et secs. Les plantules ont subi un stress de transplantation, même dans des conditions hydriques optimales. Malgré la diminution de la transpi...

  12. Patterns of dissolved organic carbon (DOC and nitrogen (DON fluxes in deciduous and coniferous forests under historic high nitrogen deposition

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Numerous recent studies have indicated that dissolved organic carbon (DOC and nitrogen (DON play an important role in C and N cycling in natural ecosystems, and have shown that N deposition alters the concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic substances and may increase leaching losses from forests. Our study was set up to accurately quantify concentrations and flux patterns of DOC, DON and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN in deciduous and coniferous forest in Flanders under historical high nitrogen deposition. We measured DOC, DON and DIN concentrations at two weekly intervals in a silver birch (SB stand, a corsican pine (CP stand and a pine stand with higher N deposition (CPN, and used the SWAP model (calibrated with PEST for generating accurate water and matter fluxes. The input with precipitation was an important source of DON, but not for DOC. Release of DOC from the forest floor was minimally affected by forest type, but higher N deposition (CPN stand caused an 82% increase of DOC release from the forest floor. Adsorption to mineral soil material rich in iron and/or aluminum oxyhydroxides was suggested to be the most important process removing DOC from the soil solution, responsible for substantial retention (67–84% of DOC entering the mineral soil profile with forest floor leachate. Generally, DON was less reactive (i.e. less removal from the soil solution than DOC, resulting in decreasing DOC/DON ratios with soil depth. We found increased DOC retention in the mineral soil as a result of higher N deposition (84 kg N ha−1 yr−1 additional DOC retention in CPN compared to CP. Overall DON leaching losses were 2.2, 3.3 and 5.0 kg N ha−1 yr−1 for SB, CP and CPN, respectively, contributing between 9–28% to total dissolved N (TDN leaching. DON loss from SB and CP was not much higher than from unpolluted forests, and its relative contribution to TDN leaching was mainly determined by

  13. Ecfrasis literaria y arquitectura novelesca: Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto de Mario Vargas Llosa

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    Pedro Antonio Agudelo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone una relectura de la novela Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto de Mario Vargas Llosa, concentrando la atención en la figura retórica de la ecfrasis. Examina la arquitectura novelesca y la representación verbal y visual como pilares de lo que constituiría una genuina novela iconoverbal. El estudio está soportado en las estrategias de análisis provenientes de la semiótica literaria, la narratología y la retórica, que permiten una comprensión amplia del objeto de estudio. This paper proposes a different interpretation of the novel Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa, focusing on the rhetorical figure of ekphrasis. It examines the novelistic architecture and verbal and visual representation as pillars of what would constitute a genuine iconoverbal novel. The study is supported by the analysis strategies from literary semiotics, narratology and rhetoric, which allow a comprehensive understanding of subject matter.

  14. Confirmation of Don Borghi's experiment on the synthesis of neutrons from protons and electrons

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    Santilli, R M

    2006-01-01

    Following Rutherford's 1920 historical hypothesis of the neutron as a compressed hydrogen atom in the core of stars, the laboratory synthesis of the neutron from protons and electrons was claimed in the late 1960 by the Italian priest-physicist Don Carlo Borghi and his associates via a metal chamber containing a partially ionized hydrogen gas at a fraction of $1 bar$ pressure traversed by an electric arc with $5 J$ energy and microwaves with $10^{10} s^{-1}$ frequency. The experiment remained unverified for decades due to the lack of theoretical understanding of the results. In this note we report various measurements showing that, under certain conditions, electric arcs within a hydrogen gas produce neutral, hadron-size entities that are absorbed by stable nuclei and subsequently result in the release of detectable neutrons, thus confirming Don Borghi's experiment. The possibility that said entities are neutrons is discussed jointly with other alternatives. Due to their simplicity, a primary scope of this no...

  15. Influence of microstructured carbon materials on Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don. Endl. in vitro culture

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    Raluca Stoiculescu

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The present experimental research has been mainly focused on Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don. Endl. as woody plant model system, for testing the influence of some microstructured carbon materials (CCM comparing with the activated charcoal action, on the in vitro growth. The work hypothesis was that CCM can induce effects on the plant culture, similar to those induced by activated charcoal, due to their high absorption capacity. The influence of two types CCM and activated charcoal introduced in the medium culture was evaluated on the fresh weight and on the length of the in vitro regenerants, after 30 and 60 days of cultivation. Our data revealed that the CCM is not toxic and does not inhibit plant growth. We also remarked that S. sempervirens (D. Don. Endl. was more reactive to the activated charcoal into the nutritive medium than the CCM compounds. The use of these new microstructured compounds is an important step both in the study of materials science and in the field of plant biotechnologies.

  16. Influence of microstructured carbon materials on Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don. Endl. in vitro culture

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    Raluca Stoiculescu

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The present experimental research has been mainly focused on Sequoiasempervirens (D. Don. Endl. as woody plant model system, for testing the influence of some microstructured carbon materials (CCM comparing with the activated charcoal action, on the in vitro growth. The work hypothesis was that CCM can induce effects on the plant culture, similar to those induced by activated charcoal, due totheir high absorption capacity. The influence of two types CCM and activated charcoal introduced in the medium culture was evaluated on the fresh weight and on the length of the in vitro regenerants, after 30 and 60 days of cultivation. Our data revealed that the CCM is not toxic and does not inhibit plant growth. We also remarked that S. sempervirens (D. Don. Endl. was more reactive to the activatedcharcoal into the nutritive medium than the CCM compounds. The use of these new microstructured compounds is an important step both in the study of materials science and in the field of plant biotechnologies.

  17. Don't play the butter notes’: jazz in medical education

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    Bradner, Melissa; Harper, Darryl V.; Ryan, Mark H.; Vanderbilt, Allison A.

    2016-01-01

    Jazz has influenced world music and culture globally – attesting to its universal truths of surviving, enduring, and triumphing over tragedy. This begs the question, what can we glean in medical education from this philosophy of jazz mentoring? Despite our training to understand disease and illness in branching logic diagrams, the human experience of illness is still best understood when told as a story. Stories like music have tempos, pauses, and silences. Often they are not linear but wrap around the past, future, and back to the present, frustrating the novice and the experienced clinician in documenting the history of present illness. The first mentoring lesson Hancock discusses is from a time he felt stuck with his playing – his sound was routine. Miles Davis told him in a low husky murmur, ‘Don't play the butter notes’. In medical education, ‘don't play the butter notes’ suggests not undervaluing the metacognition and reflective aspects of medical training that need to be fostered during the early years of clinical teaching years. PMID:27095009

  18. 'Don't play the butter notes': jazz in medical education.

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    Bradner, Melissa; Harper, Darryl V; Ryan, Mark H; Vanderbilt, Allison A

    2016-01-01

    Jazz has influenced world music and culture globally - attesting to its universal truths of surviving, enduring, and triumphing over tragedy. This begs the question, what can we glean in medical education from this philosophy of jazz mentoring? Despite our training to understand disease and illness in branching logic diagrams, the human experience of illness is still best understood when told as a story. Stories like music have tempos, pauses, and silences. Often they are not linear but wrap around the past, future, and back to the present, frustrating the novice and the experienced clinician in documenting the history of present illness. The first mentoring lesson Hancock discusses is from a time he felt stuck with his playing - his sound was routine. Miles Davis told him in a low husky murmur, 'Don't play the butter notes'. In medical education, 'don't play the butter notes' suggests not undervaluing the metacognition and reflective aspects of medical training that need to be fostered during the early years of clinical teaching years. PMID:27095009

  19. Antidiabetic and antioxidant properties of alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don.

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    Tiong, Soon Huat; Looi, Chung Yeng; Hazni, Hazrina; Arya, Aditya; Paydar, Mohammadjavad; Wong, Won Fen; Cheah, Shiau-Chuen; Mustafa, Mohd Rais; Awang, Khalijah

    2013-01-01

    Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don is a herbal plant traditionally used by local populations in India, South Africa, China and Malaysia to treat diabetes. The present study reports the in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic activities of the major alkaloids isolated from Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don leaves extract. Four alkaloids--vindoline I, vindolidine II, vindolicine III and vindolinine IV--were isolated and identified from the dichloromethane extract (DE) of this plant's leaves. DE and compounds I-III were not cytotoxic towards pancreatic β-TC6 cells at the highest dosage tested (25.0 µg/mL). All four alkaloids induced relatively high glucose uptake in pancreatic β-TC6 or myoblast C2C12 cells, with III showing the highest activity. In addition, compounds II-IV demonstrated good protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP-1B) inhibition activity, implying their therapeutic potential against type 2 diabetes. III showed the highest antioxidant potential in ORAC and DPPH assays and it also alleviated H₂O₂-induced oxidative damage in β-TC6 cells at 12.5 µg/mL and 25.0 µg/mL. PMID:23955322

  20. Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Properties of Alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus (L. G. Don

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    Won Fen Wong

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Catharanthus roseus (L. G. Don is a herbal plant traditionally used by local populations in India, South Africa, China and Malaysia to treat diabetes. The present study reports the in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic activities of the major alkaloids isolated from Catharanthus roseus (L. G. Don leaves extract. Four alkaloids—vindoline I, vindolidine II, vindolicine III and vindolinine IV—were isolated and identified from the dichloromethane extract (DE of this plant’s leaves. DE and compounds I–III were not cytotoxic towards pancreatic β-TC6 cells at the highest dosage tested (25.0 µg/mL. All four alkaloids induced relatively high glucose uptake in pancreatic β-TC6 or myoblast C2C12 cells, with III showing the highest activity. In addition, compounds II–IV demonstrated good protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP-1B inhibition activity, implying their therapeutic potential against type 2 diabetes. III showed the highest antioxidant potential in ORAC and DPPH assays and it also alleviated H2O2-induced oxidative damage in β-TC6 cells at 12.5 µg/mL and 25.0 µg/mL.