WorldWideScience

Sample records for bridge towers

  1. Thermal Effect of the Cable-Stayed Bridge Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZhangHai-long; LiJun; LiuChang-guo; JiangTian-hua; Weijun

    2003-01-01

    This paper studies the thermal effect of the cable-stayed bridge tower based on full time accurate measurement and finite element analysis on Xiantao Hanjiang River Highway Bridge. The measured results and the displacement variation of top tower show that the tower rotates periodically when it is exposed in sunshine. But the tower column will not decline when there is no sunshine. In spite of in winter or in summer, the period when the tower column changed smallest is from 0:00 am to 5:00 am. The time period when the tower column has maximum deviation lags behind the time when the tower column has maximum temperature difference, and this phenomenon is obvious in winter. The conclusions also have directive value in predicting the tower deformations and their directions in construction control of cable-stayed bridge, and in verifying the finite element program.

  2. Thermal Effect of the Cable-Stayed Bridge Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Zhang Hai-long; Li Jun; Liu Chang-guo; Jiang Tian-hua; Wei jun

    2003-01-01

    This paper studies the thermal effect of the cable-stayed bridge tower based on full time accurate measurement and finite element analysis on Xiantao Hanjiang River Highway Bridge. The measured results and the displacement variation of top tower show that the tower rotates periodically when it is exposed in sunshine. But the tower column will not decline when there is no sunshine. In spite of in winter or in summer, the period when the tower column changed smallest is from 0∶00 am to 5∶00 am. The time period when the tower column has maximum deviation lags behind the time when the tower column has maximum temperature difference, and this phenomenon is obvious in winter. The conclusions also have directive value in predicting the tower deformations and their directions in construction control of cable-stayed bridge, and in verifying the finite element program.

  3. Nonlinear Dynamic Reliability of Coupled Stay Cables and Bridge Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    Nonlinear vibration can cause serious problems in long span cable-stayed bridges. When the internal resonance threshold is reached between the excitation frequency and natural frequency,large amplitudes occur in the cable. Based on the current situation of lacking corresponding constraint criteria, a model was presented for analyzing the dynamic reliability of coupling oscillation between the cable and tower in a cable-stayed bridge. First of all, in the case of cable sag, the d'Alembert principle is applied to studying the nonlinear dynamic behavior of the structure, and resonance failure interval of parametric oscillation is calculated accordingly. Then the dynamic reliability model is set up using the JC method. An application of this model has been developed for the preliminary design of one cable-stayed bridge located on Hai River in Tianjin, and time histories analysis as well as reliability indexes have been obtained. When frequency ratio between the cable and tower is approaching 1∶2, the reliability index is 0.98, indicating high failure probability. And this is consistent with theoretical derivation and experimental results in reference. This model, which is capable of computing the reliability index of resonance failure, provides theoretical basis for the establishment of corresponding rule.

  4. Research on the stiffening girder erection sequence of three-tower suspension bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Zheng Runqing; Luo Xiheng

    2012-01-01

    Compared to the conventional two-tower suspension bridge, the three-tower suspension bridge has obviously different characteristics in structural performance because of the extra middle tower and main span. The construction sequence for the stiffening girder is significantly different between the three-tower suspension bridge and the two-tower suspension bridge. The tangential angle of the main cable is one of the controlling factors of the stiffening girder erection stage for a suspension bridge. According to 5 feasible cases for the stiffening girder erection scheme in Taizhou Bridge, the research about the tangential angle in each case mentioned above was made, and some factors that should be taken into account for the erection scheme of stiffening girder were pointed out.

  5. Passive Control System for Mitigation of Longitudinal Buffeting Responses of a Six-Tower Cable-Stayed Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fangfang Geng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an investigation of mitigation of longitudinal buffeting responses of the Jiashao Bridge, the longest multispan cable-stayed bridge in the world. A time-domain procedure for analyzing buffeting responses of the bridge is implemented in ANSYS with the aeroelastic effect included. The characteristics of longitudinal buffeting responses of the six-tower cable-stayed bridge are studied in some detail, focusing on the effects of insufficient longitudinal stiffness of central towers and partially longitudinal constraints between the bridge deck and part of bridge towers. The effectiveness of viscous fluid dampers on the mitigation of longitudinal buffeting responses of the bridge is further investigated and a multiobjective optimization design method that uses a nondominating sort genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II is used to optimize parameters of the viscous fluid dampers. The results of the parametric investigations show that, by appropriate use of viscous fluid dampers, the top displacements of central towers and base forces of bridge towers longitudinally restricted with the bridge deck can be reduced significantly, with hampering the significant gain achieved in the base forces of bridge towers longitudinally unrestricted with the bridge deck. And the optimized parameters for the viscous fluid dampers can be determined from Pareto-optimal fronts using the NSGA-II that can satisfy the desired performance requirements.

  6. parametric modeling and computing of multi-tower suspension bridge based on ANSYS

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Feng Zhaoxiang; Zhao An; Song Jianyong; Yang Yun

    2012-01-01

    Based on FEM (finite element method) program ANSYS and the OpenGL graphics, this paper develops the parametric modeling module and the computing module of the multi-tower suspension bridge, the modules being embedded into the ANSYS system, and the parametric modeling module parameters can be entered by way of interface, which can fast establish a multi-tower suspension bridge model. Calculation module can establish load conditions for the features of road bridge and specifications, in which multiple conditions can be defined and solved automatically. Postprocessing part of the solution also serves the results of the subtotals and selects the output, so that the results of the output and finishing work have become more convenient and easier, and also the results can be saved in word, excel and other different file types.

  7. Investigation of Influence Factors of Wind-Induced Buffeting Response of a Six-Tower Cable-Stayed Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zhi-Qiang Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an investigation of the wind-induced buffeting responses of the Jiashao Bridge, the longest multispan cable-stayed bridge in the world. A three-dimensional finite element model for the Jiashao Bridge is established using the commercial software package ANSYS and a 3D fluctuating wind field is simulated for both bridge deck and towers. A time-domain procedure for analyzing buffeting responses of the bridge is implemented in ANSYS with the aeroelastic effect included. The characteristics of buffeting responses of the six-tower cable-stayed bridge are studied in some detail, focusing on the effects including the difference in the longitudinal stiffness between the side towers and central towers, partially longitudinal constraints between the bridge deck and part of bridge towers, self-excited aerodynamic forces, and the rigid hinge installed in the middle of the bridge deck. The analytical results can provide valuable references for wind-resistant design of multispan cable-stayed bridges in the future.

  8. Connecting parameters optimization on unsymmetrical twin-tower structure linked by sky-bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    孙黄胜; 刘默涵; 朱宏平

    2014-01-01

    Based on a simplified 3-DOF model of twin-tower structure linked by a sky-bridge, the frequency response functions, the displacement power spectral density (PSD) functions, and the time-averaged total vibration energy were derived, by assuming the white noise as the earthquake excitation. The effects of connecting parameters, such as linking stiffness ratio and linking damping ratio, on the structural vibration responses were then studied, and the optimal connecting parameters were obtained to minimize the vibration energy of either the independent monomer tower or the integral structure. The influences of sky-bridge elevation position on the optimal connecting parameters were also discussed. Finally, the distribution characteristics of the top displacement PSD and the structural responses, excited by El Centro, Taft and artificial waves, were compared in both frequency and time domain. It is found that the connecting parameters at either end of connection interactively affect the responses of the towers. The optimal connecting parameters can greatly improve the damping connections on their seismic reduction effectiveness, but are unable to reduce the seismic responses of the towers to the best extent simultaneously. It is also indicated that the optimal connecting parameters derived from the simplified 3-DOF model are applicable for two multi-story structures linked by a sky-bridge with dampers. The seismic reduction effectiveness obtained varies from 0.3 to 1.0 with different sky-bridge mass ratio. The displacement responses of the example structures are reduced by approximately 22% with sky-bridge connections.

  9. Influence of apparent wave velocity on seismic performance of a super-long-span triple-tower suspension bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hao Wang

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available As one of the main characteristics of seismic waves, apparent wave velocity has great influence on seismic responses of long-span suspension bridges. Understanding these influences is important for seismic design. In this article, the critical issues concerning the traveling wave effect analysis are first reviewed. Taizhou Bridge, the longest triple-tower suspension bridge in the world, is then taken as an example for this investigation. A three-dimensional finite element model of the bridge is established in ABAQUS, and the LANCZOS eigenvalue solver is employed to calculate the structural dynamic characteristics. Traveling wave effect on seismic responses of these long-span triple-tower suspension bridges is investigated. Envelopes of seismic shear force and moment in the longitudinal direction along the three towers, relative displacements between the towers and the girder, and reaction forces at the bottoms of the three towers under different apparent wave velocities are calculated and presented in detail. The results show that the effect of apparent wave velocity on the seismic responses of triple-tower suspension bridge fluctuates when the velocity is lower than 2000 m/s, and the effects turn stable when the velocity becomes larger. In addition, the effects of traveling wave are closely related to spectral characteristics and propagation direction of the seismic wave, and seismic responses of components closer to the source are relatively larger. Therefore, reliable estimation of the seismic input and apparent wave velocity according to the characteristics of the bridge site are significant for accurate prediction of seismic responses. This study provides critical reference for seismic analysis and design of long-span triple-tower suspension bridges.

  10. Technical research on control of caisson construction for the middle tower foundation of Taizhou Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Liu Jianbo; Yang Yanhua; Zhang Yongtao; Du Song

    2011-01-01

    The real-time informational monitoring system is adopted in the construction of middle tower foundation of Taizhou Bridge for the first time. The geometric state of the caisson, the stress of upstream and downstream anchorage cables, underwater topography, the drag forces of the caisson cutting edge and frictional resistances of the sidewall and etc. are monitored in real time. According to the synthesized data analysis and decision-making system, the spatial states of the caisson are adjusted in time to locate and embed the deep water caisson precisely. The offset error of the caisson is less than 30 cm and the vertical error is 1/363 at the final stage. The control technology for construction of large caisson under deep water is concluded and would be helpful for the construction of bridge foundation in the future.

  11. Soil-structure interaction modeling effects on seismic response of cable-stayed bridge tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Raheem, Shehata E. Abdel; Hayashikawa, Toshiro

    2013-12-01

    A nonlinear dynamic analysis, including soil-structure interaction, is developed to estimate the seismic response characteristics and to predict the earthquake response of cable-stayed bridge towers with spread foundation. An incremental iterative finite element technique is adopted for a more realistic dynamic analysis of nonlinear soil-foundation-superstructure interaction system under great-earthquake ground motion. Two different approaches to model soil foundation interaction are considered: nonlinear Winkler soil foundation model and linear lumped-parameter soil model. The numerical results show that the simplified lumped-parameter-model analysis provides a good prediction for the peak response, but it overestimates the acceleration response and underestimates the uplift force at the anchor between superstructure and pier. The soil bearing stress beneath the footing base is dramatically increased due to footing base uplift. The predominant contribution to the vertical response at footing base resulted from the massive foundation rocking rather than from the vertical excitation.

  12. Exploring damping characteristics of composite tower of cable-stayed bridges

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    SHEHATA E ABDEL RAHEEM

    2016-03-01

    The damping characterization is important in making accurate predictions of the seismic response of the hybrid structures dominated by different damping mechanisms. Different damping characteristics arise from the construction of the tower with different materials: steel for the upper part; reinforced concrete for the lower main part and interaction with supporting soil. The process of modeling damping matrices and experimental verification is challenging because damping cannot be determined via static tests as mass and stiffness can be. The assumption of classical damping is not appropriate if the system to be analyzed consists of two or more parts with significantly different levels of damping. The dynamic response of structures is critically determined by the damping mechanisms, and its value is very important for the design and analysis of vibrating structures. An analytical approach that is capable of evaluating the equivalent modal damping ratio from structural components is desirable for improving seismic design. Two approaches are considered to define and investigate dynamic characteristics of a composite tower of cable-stayed bridges: The first approach makes use of a simplified approximation of two lumped masses to investigate the structure irregularity effects including damping of different material, mass ratio, frequency ratio on dynamic characteristics and modal damping. The second approach employs a detailed numerical step-by-step integration procedure.

  13. LONDON BRIDGE TOWER, LONDON, UK%伦敦桥大厦,伦敦,英国

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    孙晨光

    2012-01-01

    London Bridge Tower, which is also known as the Shard, is a 72 storey mixed use tower located besides London Bridge Station on the south bank train, bus and underground lines is one of the busiest in London with 200,000 users per day. The project is a response to the Mayor's policy of promoting high density development at key transport nodes.%伦敦桥大厦也叫夏德大厦,是一座72层的综合功能塔楼,位于泰晤士河南岸的伦敦塔火车站。这个车站接驳了火车、汽车和地铁线路,是伦敦最繁忙的车站之一,每天人流量高达20万。根据伦敦市发展政策,本项目旨在促进重要交通节点上的高密度开发。塔楼的形式取决于它在伦敦天际线上的突出地位,不同于纽约或香港之类的城市,它并非已有高层建筑群的一部分。项目设计参考了基地附近伦敦港大型船舶的桅杆形状以及莫奈的画作"议会大厦"。

  14. Dynamic performance of cable-stayed bridge tower with multi-stage pendulum mass damper under wind excitations--Ⅱ:Experiment

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Guo Anxin; Y L Xu; Li Hui

    2007-01-01

    The possibility of using a multi-stage pendulum mass damper(MSPMD) to control wind-induced vibration of a single column tower of a cable-stayed bridge during construction was studied theoretically in part Ⅰ of this work.In this paper,the performance of the MSPMD for reducing bridge tower vibration is studied experimentally.A MSPMD model and a tower model of the bridge with geometry scaling of 1:100 were designed and manufactured.Calibration of the MSPMD model with different wire lengths is conducted to verify the analytical model of the damper.A series of tests for the uncontrolled freestanding tower,tower with cables,and tower with MSPMD model are then performed under harmonic and white noise excitations.The experimental results show that the responses of the tower model significantly decrease with the installation of the MSPMD model,which demonstrates the effectiveness of the MSPMD to mitigate the vibration of the bridge tower.

  15. Static and dynamic properties of three-tower suspension bridge and structural type selection of mid-tower%三塔悬索桥静动力特性与中塔选型

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    梁鹏; 吴向男; 李万恒; 徐岳

    2011-01-01

    为探讨三塔悬索桥与两塔悬索桥静动力特性差异与中塔选型,以泰州长江大桥为原型,基于有限位移理论建立相应的两塔、三塔(混凝土中塔与钢中塔)悬索桥的空间有限元模型,分析了各种结构参数下的静力和地震效应。研究结果表明:与两塔悬索桥相比,由于中塔顶缺乏边缆的有效纵向约束,三塔悬索桥整体刚度较小,变形较大,自振频率低;汽车作用下主缆抗滑、桥塔受力、主梁挠跨比等在常规两塔悬索桥中很容易满足要求的指标,但对三塔悬索桥却成为控制指标。三塔悬索桥的3个指标都与中塔抗推刚度密切相关,但其对中塔抗推刚度的需求是矛盾的。"人"字形%In order to discuss the static and dynamic properties differences between three-tower and two-tower suspension bridges,and select the rational structure type of mid-tower,based on the Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge,the 3D space finite element models of two-tower suspension bridge and three-tower suspension bridges with concrete mid-tower and steel mid-tower were set up by finite displacement theory and the static and seismal effects were analyzed under various structural parameters.Analysis result shows that compared with two-tower suspension bridge,because the mid-tower is lack of effective restraints from side cables,three-tower suspension bridge has lower total stiffness,lower natural frequency and larger deflection-to-span ratio of main girder.Under vehicle loads,the anti-slipping safety factor between main cable and saddle,the forces of mid-tower and the deflection-to-span ratio of main girder are not important for two-tower suspension bridge,but become controlling indices for three-tower suspension bridge.The indices are related to the anti-pushing rigidity of mid-tower,but have incompatible demands for the rigidity.Under vehicle loads,when the steel mid-tower with upside-down Y shape is selected,the anti-slipping safety factor

  16. Dynamic performance of cable-stayed bridge tower with multi-stage pendulum mass damper under wind excitations——Ⅰ: Theory

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Guo Anxin; Xu Youlin; Li Hui

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, wind-induced vibration control of a single column tower of a cable-stayed bridge with a multistage pendulum mass damper (MSPMD) is investigated. Special attention is given to overcoming space limitations for installing the control device in the tower and the effect of varying natural frequency of the towers during construction. First,the finite element model of the bridge during its construction and the basic equation of motion of the MSPMD are introduced.The equation of motion of the bridge with the MSPMD under along-wind excitation is then established. Finally, a numerical simulation and parametric study are conducted to assess the effectiveness of the control system for reducing the wind-induced vibration of the bridge towers during construction. The numerical simulation results show that the MSPMD is practical and effective for reducing the along-wind response of the single column tower, can be installed in a small area of the tower, and complies with the time-variant characteristics of the bridge during its entire construction stage.

  17. Nanchang Hero Bridge Crown Steel Tower Construction Technology%南昌市英雄大桥钢塔冠施工工艺及质量控制

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    彭立平

    2014-01-01

    Due to space constraints Tower construction height, crown tower danger and difficulty of construction is very large, this is to highlight the heroic crown Steel Tower Bridge construction technology and construction quality control process.%由于塔柱高空施工空间限制,塔冠施工危险性及难度非常大,本为重点介绍英雄大桥钢塔冠施工工艺及施工过程中的质量控制。

  18. The wind-vehicle-bridge coupling dynamic analysis of three tower suspension bridge%三塔悬索桥风-车-桥耦合动力分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王柳; 郭向荣

    2012-01-01

    以温州市某大桥为例,分别考虑风荷载的平均成分和脉动成分对车桥系统的影响,建立了风荷载作用下三塔悬索桥的车桥耦合动力分析模型,并根据势能驻值原理及形成结构矩阵的“对号入座法则”,导出了车桥系统的空间振动方程,采用计算机模拟的方法,计算与分析了该桥列车通过时的桥梁动力响应和列车走行性.研究结果为三塔悬索桥的动力设计提供了理论依据.%Taking Wenzhou Oujiang bridge as an example, a vehicle - bridge dynamic analysis model under wind load was estabilished considering both the influence of the average wind load and fluctuating wind load. Based on the principle of total potential energy with stationary value in elastic system and the "set in right position" rule for formulation of system matrixes, the bridge system spatial vibration equation was derived. By using computer simulation method, the bridge dynamic response and train running performance were calculated and analyzed in detail when trains run through the bridge, and the results provided a theoretical basis for dynamic design on three tower susention bridge.

  19. Vortex-induced vibration of long suspenders nearby the tower in the wake of bridge tower%桥塔尾流致塔周长吊索涡振性能研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李永乐; 唐浩俊; 陈宁; 廖海黎

    2015-01-01

    The long suspenders nearby the tower of suspension bridge are prone to produce vibration performance in the wake of bridge tower due to their low natural frequencies.The sus-pender safety is closely related to the structural safety of bridge.The CFD numerical simulation was adopted and the SST k-ω turbulence model was chosen to analyze the unsteady flow around a 2D bridge tower and a 2D suspender according to a practical suspension bridge.First,the respec-tive aerodynamic characteristic of the bridge tower and the suspender was calculated and com-pared with the results of related literatures.The effects of the wake of bridge tower on the aero-dynamic characteristics of long suspenders nearby the pylon were analyzed under the condition of various wind velocities and directions after checking the reliability of the analysis method.The possibility of vortex-induced vibration of long suspenders nearby the tower in the wake of bridge tower was researched by analyzing the flow field characteristics and the change of aerodynamic forces of suspenders.The results indicate that vortex shedding from bridge tower has a strong influence on aerodynamic characteristics of suspenders at a wide range of wind directions,which may lead to vortex-induced vibration of suspenders at low wind velocity because the frequencies of drag and lift coefficient of suspenders are close to the frequency of vortex shedding from bridge tower.%悬索桥桥塔周围的长吊索自振频率较低,且易受桥塔尾流的干扰从而容易发生振动。吊索的安全直接关系着桥梁结构的安全,以实际工程为背景,采用 CFD 数值模拟方法并选择 SST k-ω湍流模型对二维桥塔断面及吊索断面的非定常绕流进行了分析。首先,计算了桥塔和吊索各自的气动特性,并与相关文献的结果进行了对比。在验证分析方法可靠性的基础上,进一步研究了不同来流风速、风向角下,桥塔尾流对塔周长吊索气动特

  20. The mechanical response of multi-tower continuous-span suspension bridge deck pavement based on whole bridge analysis

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Li Hongtao; Zhang Chenchen; Hu Jing; Qian Zhendong

    2011-01-01

    The effect of multiple span suspension structure on the mechanical response of bridge deck pavement was studied, and finite element analysis (FEM) of stress and strain of pavement according to the bridge floor system features of super-long and high flexibility was made. Meanwhile, the FEM results were compared with those of the single span suspension structure. Three-stage analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is developed to analyze the mechanical response including whole bridge analysis, partial beams section analysis and orthotropic plate analysis. The most unfavorable load position was determined by the numerical solutions acquired from each stage to study the main mechanical index of multiple span suspension structure. The FEM results showed that the mechanical response numerical solutions by using the three-stage AHP are greater than those by simplified boundary condition, and the force condition of multiple span suspension structure is worse than that of the single span suspension structure.

  1. 塔梁固结斜拉桥抗震性能分析%Seismic analysis of cable-stayed bridge with tower beam consolidation

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    赵子鹏

    2016-01-01

    Taking a typical cable-stayed bridge with tower beam consolidation as studying object,establish 3-D finite element model and analysis its natural vibration,the seismic performance of the main tower with different combinations of portrait + vertical and orientation + vertical is ana-lyzed when the cable-stayed bridge with single tower is on the level of different earthquake,so as to provide some reference for the seismic design of the single tower cable-stayed bridge.%以某采用塔、梁固结的独塔斜拉桥工程实例为背景,建立了该桥的空间有限元模型,并且进行了桥梁的模态分析,在不同地震水平作用下,分别采用纵向+竖向和横向+竖向两种作用组合,分析了主塔的结构抗震性能,为独塔斜拉桥的抗震设计提供参考。

  2. 斜拉桥主塔施工索道管定位技术%The Positioning Technique of Stayed Bridge Main Tower Constructing Cable Duct

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    魏德文

    2012-01-01

    在斜拉桥主塔施工中,索道管准确、方便、快速定位是现场施工技术难点之一。详细叙述了在赤道几内亚Mbini大桥主塔上塔柱施工期间,采用空间定位技术对主塔索道管精确定位的过程。%The paper mainly discussed the space positioning technique in the construction of stayed bridge main tower for Mbini Bridge in Equatorial Guinea.

  3. 某矮塔斜拉桥主梁受力分析研究%Analysis of Main Girder Stress of a Low Tower Cable -stayed Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    郑报文; 张安林; 夏伟

    2014-01-01

    矮塔斜拉桥是介于连续梁桥和普通斜拉桥之间的新型桥梁,其受力以主梁为主,拉索为辅。本文通过有限元软件M IDAS建立全桥模型,对主梁最大双悬臂状态及成桥状态进行受力分析,并获得相关结论,可为同类桥型设计提供参考依据。%Low tower cable-stayed bridge is a new type of hybrid structure between continuous bridge and cable-stayed bridge based in the main girder and cable supplement of the force .Finite element software called Midas/Civil was used to build up calculation model of the bridge ,then focused on ana‐lyzing the structural behavior at the stages as follows :the maximum twin cantilever ,end of construc‐tion state .On the basis of it ,proposes the maximum internal force of construction process shall be the control basis ,and need further analysis of NO .0 block of similar bridge ,in the hope of providing ref‐erence to the similar bridge .

  4. MAIN TOWER CATHETER POSITIONING CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY%斜拉桥主塔索导筒定位施工技术

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    陈志强

    2012-01-01

    福建闽江大桥工程斜拉桥主塔索导筒采取了以钢骨架为定位基础的关键技术与施工措施,通过“全站仪与CAD软件结合定位精调钢骨架”与“索导筒微调架”等关键技术措施的应用,在保证作业人员安全、施工快捷、技术稳定要求的同时,降低了高塔塔身的施工偏差,符合高精度施工的规范要求.%Combined with the Fujian Minjiang bridge project, introduces the main pylon of cable-stayed bridge cable guide tube in steel frame for positioning based on the key technology and construction measures, Through the" total station and CAD software combined with positioning precision adjustable steel skeleton" and "cable guide tube spinner rack" and a series of key technical measures in application, ensure safety of working personnel, construction of fast, stable technique requirements at the same time, reduce the tower tower construction error, consistent with the high accuracy construction specification.

  5. 三塔悬索桥施工过程静风稳定性分析%Aerostatic Stability Analysis of Three-tower Suspension Bridge During Construction

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    郭辉; 孙华卿

    2011-01-01

    By taking a three-tower suspension bridge--Taizhou Highway Bridge over Yangtze River with main span of 1 080 m as example, by using 3D structural nonlinear aerostatic analysis, the influence of deck erection sequence on the aerostatic stability during the whole construction process is revealed, and the favorable deck erection sequence is also proposed with respect to the aerostatic stability.The resuhs show that good aerostatic stability can be obtained for threetower suspension bridges as the deck erection starts simultaneously from the pylons to the midpoints of main spans.%以在建主跨为1080m的三塔双跨悬索桥——泰州长江公路大桥为工程背景,采用三维非线性空气静力稳定性分析方法,分析不同的主梁架设顺序对三塔悬索桥施工阶段空气静力稳定性的影响,确定具有良好抗风稳定件的施工方案。结果表明:三塔悬索桥主梁拼装采用从桥塔处至跨中施工时,可以获得较好的空气静力稳定性。

  6. The Tension Deformation and the Construction Survey Questions of GuoZiGou Cable-stayed Bridge Tower Beam%果子沟斜拉桥塔梁张拉的变形及施工测量问题

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    胡东武; 李霞

    2011-01-01

    This paper to Yili autonomous prefecture GuoZiGou cable-stayed bridge of the tower construction Z2 # as an example,the detailed description of the tower in the tower,the characteristics of asynchronous construction beam to the construction of the measurement of monitoring and measurement lofting combined,thereby improving job process,improve work efficiency,and to ensure the accuracy of the construction of the tower.%对新疆伊犁自治州果子沟斜拉桥Z2#主塔施工中针对主塔进行塔梁异步施工的特点,将施工中的测量监控与测量放样结合起来,从而改进工作流程,提高工作效率,确保主塔施工精度。

  7. 矮塔斜拉桥结构力学行为研究与设计实践%Cable Force Optimization and Design Practice of Low Tower Cable-stayed Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    沐云秋

    2016-01-01

    With the development of bridges technology, as a combination bridge between the cable-stayed bridge and continuous girder that cable-stayed bridge with Low Towers is more and more applied, in recent ten years. This bridge belongs to the low tower cable-stayed bridge of pylon girder pier of Twin Towers and double cable plane. Extradited cable-stayed bridge has many mechanical properties are intermediate between the continuous rigid frame bridge and cable-stayed bridge, is by the beam bending, compression and cable tension to bear vertical loads. This design uses the MIDAS/Civil analysis program, provides analysis of data for each part of the design timely, and optimizes the cable which have a surplus volume of safety factor. The girder stress condition is further improved by appropriately adjusting the cable force.%随着桥梁技术的发展,矮塔斜拉桥作为介于斜拉桥和连续梁(刚构)之间的一种组合体系桥型,近十年来应用较多.本桥就属于塔梁墩固结的双塔双索面矮塔斜拉桥.矮塔斜拉桥有许多力学特性都介于连续刚构和斜拉桥之间,是以梁的受弯、受压和索的受拉来承受竖向荷载.本次设计采用MIDAS/Civil分析程,及时为各个设计环节提供分析数据并对安全系数有富余量的拉索进行优化,通过适当调整索力进一步改善主梁的受力状况.

  8. Adaptability and Structural Parameters Analysis of Three-tower Suspension Bridges%三塔悬索桥适应性及结构参数分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    邱景; 李光凤

    2016-01-01

    According to the requirement of the height restriction,the nonlinear finite element software BNLAS is adopted to analyze the adaptability of the three-tower suspension bridge.The influences of the main parameters such as supporting system,stiffness and form of the mid-pylon,and rise to span ratio of main cables on the overall stiffness,the anti-slipping between the main cables and saddle on the mid-tower and the intensity of the mid-pylon are discussed.And the optimal design of the stiffness for the mid-pylon is researched.The results show that the three-tower suspension bridge has good a-daptability under the condition of the height restriction.The supporting system and the stiffness and form of the mid-pylon have greater influence on the mechanical behavior.And under the condition of the height restriction for the pylons,the larger rise to span ratio should be adopted.Based on correla-tion analysis,the optimal value of the stiffness for the mid-pylon can be determined.%针对建筑高度限制的要求,采用非线性分析软件 BNLAS,分析了三塔悬索桥的适应性,讨论了支承体系、中塔刚度及形式,以及主缆矢跨比等主要参数对结构整体刚度、中塔主缆抗滑移和中塔强度的影响,并研究了中塔刚度的优化设计。分析表明,塔高限制条件下,三塔悬索桥具有较好的适应性;支承体系、中塔刚度及形式对三塔悬索桥的力学行为影响较大;塔高限制条件下,宜采用较大的矢跨比;依据相关分析,可确定中塔刚度的最优值。

  9. Wind stability of three-tower suspension bridges under construction%三塔悬索桥施工过程抗风稳定性研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张新军; 郭辉

    2011-01-01

    Taking the first three-tower suspension bridge in the world with a main span over 1000 meters - the Taizhou Highway Bridge over the Yangtze River as example, for three different construction sequences of the deck, erected symmetrically from the midpoints of the main spans to the pylons, from the pylons toward the midpoints of the main spans, and simultaneously from the pylons and the midpoints of the main spans toward the quarter points of the main spans, respectively, evolutions of the structural aerostatic and aerodynamic stability during the deck erection process are investigated numerically by 3-1) nonlinear aerostatie and aerodynamic analysis, and the favorable deck erection sequence is discussed with respect to wind stability. The results show that the best aerostatic and aerodynamic stability is achieved under the deck erection sequence of pylons to midspans, which is considered to be favorable for three-tower suspension bridges.%以目前世界首座跨度超千米的三塔悬索桥——泰州长江公路大桥为工程背景,分别模拟主梁从主跨跨中向两侧桥塔、从两侧桥塔向主跨跨中以及从两侧桥塔和主跨跨中同时向主跨四分点处对称拼装的施工顺序,采用三维非线性空气静力和动力稳定性分析方法,分析主梁拼装过程结构的空气静力和动力稳定性的演变规律,并从抗风稳定性角度提出三塔悬索桥适宜的主梁拼装施工顺序。结果表明:主梁从两侧桥塔向主跨跨中对称拼装施工时,结构的空气静力和动力稳定性最好,是大跨度三塔悬索桥一种适宜的主梁拼装施工顺序。

  10. Active Opposite Transverse Bracing Technology in Cable-stayed Bridge with Large Angle Tower Column%斜拉桥大倾角斜塔柱对顶横撑施工技术

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    童林鸿; 胡军

    2014-01-01

    The design height of the main tower of large span cable-stayed bridge is large. The construction of the inclined pylon with large dip angle is the difficulty and key. Based on the construction of main tower in Fuzhou railway Tongling Yangtze River Bridge, this paper introduces the tower construction by setting the active opposite transverse bracing to ensure construction safety and alignment of the tower structure.%大跨度斜拉桥主塔设计高度较大,其大倾角斜塔柱的施工是难点及重点所在。本文以合福铁路铜陵长江大桥主塔施工为依托,重点介绍了其中塔柱施工时通过设置主动对顶横撑保证塔柱结构安全及线形的施工技术。

  11. 独塔空间缆索自锚式悬索桥动力特性研究%Study of Dynamic Characteristics of Single-Tower SelfAnchored Suspension Bridges with Spatial Cables

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王玉田; 马宗志; 姜福香

    2011-01-01

    To study the dymamic characteristics of single-tower self-anchored suspension bridges with spatial cables, the Dagu River Shipping Channel Bridge (a self-anchored suspension bridge with spatial cables and with span arrangement (80 + 190 + 260 + 80) m) of Qingdao Bay Bridge was cited as an example, the finite element analysis software MIDAS Civil 2006 was used to establish the three-dimensional model for the whole bridge and the 10 orders of the natural vibration characteristcs of the bridge were caculated. The anlaysis of the dynamic characteristics reveals that in addition to the vibration characteristics of suspension bridges, the self-anchored suspension bridge also has the vibration characteristics of cable-stayed bridges, the global siffness of the bridge decreases to some extent as compared to that of a gound-anchored suspension bridge and the natural period of vibration of the bridge therefore becomes rather long.%为了研究独塔空间缆索自锚式悬索桥动力特性,以青岛海湾大桥大沽河航道桥[跨径(80+190+260+80)m的空间缆索自锚式悬索桥]为背景,利用MIDAS Civil 2006有限元分析软件建立全桥三维模型,计算出其前10阶自振特性.通过对其动力特性进行分析发现,该自锚式悬索桥除了具有悬索桥的振动特性之外,还有斜拉桥的振动特性;自锚式悬索桥的整体刚度相比地锚式悬索桥有所降低,因而其固有周期较长.

  12. 超大跨度斜拉桥裸塔风致抖振 MTMD 控制研究%Buffeting control of the free-standing tower of a super-long-span cable-stayed bridge using MTMD

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    陶天友; 王春峰; 王浩; 李爱群

    2015-01-01

    以主跨1088 m 的苏通大桥为工程背景,根据规范推荐的风谱模型分别模拟了不同风速下裸塔结构的三维脉动风场,基于 ANSYS 进行了裸塔在强风作用下的风致抖振响应及其 MTMD 减振控制研究,重点探讨了 MTMD用于大型斜拉桥裸塔抖振控制的效果及其中的关键影响因素。结果表明:TMD 的数量、MTMD 的质量比、频带宽、阻尼比等参数的变化对其减振效果的影响不尽一致;合理设置 MTMD 参数可大大降低斜拉桥裸塔的抖振位移响应,实现主塔结构抖振的有效控制。分析结果可为大跨度斜拉桥裸塔结构的风致抖振控制提供参考。%With the increase of the height and structural complexity of the long-span cable-stayed bridge tower,the buffeting response of the free-standing tower and its control become one of the key issues in bridge engineering.In this paper,Sutong Bridge,a long-span cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 1088 m is taken as the engineering background.3-dimensional wind turbulence field for the free-standing tower is simulated according to the measured specification spectrum,the buffeting response of the free-standing tower under the action of strong wind and its control using MTMD are studied based on ANSYS.The control effect on buffeting of the free-standing tower of long-span cable-stayed bridge and the key MTMD parameters are investigated. Results show that the influences of the MTMD parameters including the number of TMD,mass ratio,frequency bandwidth and damping ratio are not identical.The MTMD with reasonable pa-rameters can greatly decrease the buffeting displacements for the free-standing tower of the cable-stayed bridge,and therefore effectively control the buffeting of the main tower.Results can pro-vide references for wind-induced buffeting control of the free-standing tower of long-span cable-stayed bridges.

  13. 基于纤维模型的矮塔斜拉桥抗震性能分析%Analysis on the Earthquake Resistant Capability of Low Tower Cable-stayed Bridge by Fiber Model

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张帅

    2011-01-01

    铁路矮塔斜拉桥由于要保证结构刚度,一般不宜采用漂浮体系,而独塔斜拉桥往往采用塔墩粱固结体系,研究此种结构体系在多遇地震尤其在罕遇地震作用下的动力响应、保证结构具有良好的抗震性能是十分必要的;以前的动力弹塑性分析主要集中在公路桥梁和高层结构等方面,铁路桥梁涉及较少,以津保铁路某三线曲线矮塔斜拉桥为工程背景,对其在罕遇地震作用下的动力响应进行非线性时程分析,并通过计算确定桥墩合理配筋,对薄弱环节进行局部加强,以确保结构具有良好的抗震性能,对铁路桥梁的罕遇地震下的动力弹塑性分析有一定的参考作用.%For the stiffness of bridge structure, railway low tower cable-stayed bridge seldom employs floating system while the diagonal single tower bridge often uses the pylon-beam rigid system. It is quite necessary to ensure the earthquake resistant capability and to conduct a research on the dynamic response of this kind of structure system under the influence of frequent earthquakes especially for the rare earthquakes. Since dynamic elasto-plastic analyses mainly focused on road bridges, high-rise structures and seldom on railway bridges, the paper took a three line curved low tower cable-stayed bridge on Tianjin-Baoding railway for example, carried out nonlinear analysis of the dynamic responses of the bridge under the influence of rare earthquakes. Reinforcment of the tower was designed reasonably according to calculations and the weak portions were strengthened to guarantee the earthquake resistant capability. This could be a valuable guide to the dynamic elasto-plastic analysis on structures under rare earthquakes.

  14. 空间扭背索组合梁斜塔斜拉桥极限承载力分析%Analysis about Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Space-Twisting Cable Composite Beam Leaning Tower Cable-Stayed Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    任伟; 刘刚; 刘利

    2015-01-01

    为进一步研究新兴空间扭背索组合梁斜塔斜拉桥的力学行为,以某主跨220 m 的空间扭背索组合梁斜塔斜拉桥为研究背景,采用非线性数值分析方法,并通过现场实测值验证数值模型的有效性,讨论了该桥的非线性响应和稳定性,同时用塑性铰法理论对结构极限承载能力进行了计算。研究发现:与常规斜拉桥相比,由于扭背索索长均匀,降低了拉索垂度影响差异;由于扭背索对主塔的水平约束作用较小,主塔较容易出现失稳;由不同工况分析得出,空间扭背索组合梁斜塔斜拉桥的破坏断面位于中塔柱顶部,锚固区下缘。本文研究结论可为类似桥型的进一步研究提供借鉴。%In order to further study the mechanical behavior of emerging bridge type———space‐twisting cable composite beam leaning tower cable‐stayed bridge ,one space‐twisting cable composite beam cable‐stayed bridge with 220 m main span was taken as example ,nonlinear nu‐merical analysis method was adopted ,and the effectiveness of numerical model was proved by field measured values .T he nonlinear response and stability of the bridge w ere discussed ,and the ulti‐mate bearing capacity was calculated by plastic hinge method .Research shows that :compared with conventional cable‐stayed bridge ,because the length of twisted cable is uniform ,the cable sag effect difference is little;because the horizontal restraint of twisted cable to main tower is little , main tower is easy to appear instability ;from the analysis on different working condition ,it is con‐cluded that the damaged section of space‐twisting cable composite beam inclined tower cable‐stayed bridge is located at the top of middle pylon ,the bottom edge of anchorage zone .

  15. Comparative Analysis of Synchronous and Asynchronous Construction of Tower and girder of Yongjiang Railway Cable Stayed Bridge%甬江铁路斜拉桥索塔塔梁同异步施工方法对比分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    胡晓东; 陈平

    2016-01-01

    The extra-long bridge of Yongjiang River is a domestic first large-span railway cable-stayed bridge with hybrid girder and 177.91 m diamond-type tower. In order to analyze the impact of synchronous and asynchronous constructions of tower and girder on the stress state and linearity of the tower, a finite element model is established to simulate the entire construction process. The comparative analysis reveals that the stress and line of the tower resulted from the two construction methods are of some difference, and both methods meet design requirement, but the asynchronous construction method can save much time. According to the comparative analysis and the actual lagging of the south cable-tower, the south tower and the north tower employ synchronous and asynchronous construction methods respectively, and as a consequence, the synchronization of progress and good economic and social benefits are obtained.%甬江特大桥为国内首座铁路大跨度钢箱混合梁斜拉桥,钻石形索塔高177.91 m。通过建立索塔与下横梁同、异步施工有限元模型,模拟分析同、异步施工对索塔受力状态及线形的影响。对比分析表明,同、异步施工的索塔受力及线形略有差异,均能满足设计要求,而异步施工较同步在工期上有较大优势。根据对比分析及南岸索塔工期滞后的实际情况,甬江特大桥南北岸索塔分别采用了塔梁异步与塔梁同步的施工方法,最后实现工期的同步,收到了良好的经济与社会效益。

  16. Pre-stressing Effect Analysis in Cable-tower Anchorage Zone of Cable-stayed Bridge%斜拉桥桥塔拉索锚固区预应力效应分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王宏祥

    2014-01-01

    斜拉桥桥塔多采用 A 型或倒 Y 型的结构形式,其索塔锚固区域处于复杂空间受力状态,普通钢筋混凝土结构已经难以满足受力要求。结合某斜拉桥索塔锚固区的混凝土拉应力超限的现象,进行合理预应力配束。建立三维 ANSYS 有限元实体模型,对施加预应力后的索塔锚固区进行局部应力分析。分析表明:合理施加预应力可以有效改善索塔锚固区的受力性能,克服了普通钢筋混凝土结构拉应力超限的问题,且预应力钢束布置并不引起桥塔的附加位移。%Type A or inverted type Y are widely adopted in the bridge towers of cable-stayed bridges ,and the cable-tower anchorage zones are under complex spatial stress .Based on a cable-stayed bridge whose concrete tension stress in its ca-ble-tower anchorage zone is beyond the limits ,the pre-stressed steel bars were reinforced rationally .Then ,the finite ele-ment model is established by using ANSYS so as to analyze the local stress state of the cable-tower anchorage zone after prestressing .The results indicate that the reasonable layout of the pre-stressed steel in cable-tower zone could effectively improve the local mechanical behavior ,and overcome the phenomenon that the concrete tension stress is beyond the lim-its .Moreover ,the layout of the pre-stressed steel would not cause the additional displacement of the bridge pylon .

  17. Static Load Test and Calculation on Multi-tower Cable-Stayed Bridge with Tie-down Cables%多塔下拉索斜拉桥静力荷载试验和计算分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    肖明葵; 王肖巍; 刘纲

    2011-01-01

    The static load test and the finite element analysis of the multi-tower cable-stayed bridge with tie-down cables are carried out. The test and analysis model of the bridge is created by referencing to the actual structure of a Changjiang River bridge. The static mechanical behaviors of such bridge with tie-down cables and the normal multi-tower cable-stayed bridge are comparatively analyzed by the static load test and the finite element analysis. It is shown that the structural system of the cable-stayed bridge with tie-down cables can effectively improve the structural rigidity and reduce the bending moment of the main beams, pylons and piers. According to the results, the best scheme about the location and number of tie-down cables is proposed.%针对加有下拉索的多塔斜拉桥这种新型的桥梁结构体系,参考某长江大桥实际工程建模,通过缩尺静力实验和有限元计算分析对比加劲索加下拉索多塔斜拉桥与常规无加劲索多塔斜拉桥的静力力学性能.试验和分析表明,加下拉索多塔斜拉桥结构体系可以有效提高结构刚度,减少塔墩根部以及主梁跨中的弯距.对比试验结果,提出了最佳的下拉索设置方案.

  18. 列车作用下悬索桥刚度参数对桥梁动力性能影响%Influence research of dynamic responses of multi-tower suspension bridge under different stiffness parameters

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    水银霞

    2015-01-01

    分析研究了某多塔悬索桥不同的桁宽、桁高、主缆刚度和中塔刚度等刚度敏感参数对桥梁自振特性以及桥梁动力响应的变化规律,分析表明,加劲梁桁宽的增加能显著增大桥梁横向基频,且能减小跨中横向振动响应;加劲梁桁高、主塔刚度以及主缆刚度的增加均能提高结构整体竖向刚度,显著减小桥梁跨中竖向振动位移。%A detailed research on the effects of stiffness parameters such as beam width,girder height,stiffness of main cable and pylon tower are made under multiple loading conditions. The discipline of the calculation results was summarized. The results show that increase of the width of girder can significantly increase lateral vibration frequency and reduce the transverse vibration response of the bridge. The increase of the height of girder,the stiffness of the middle tower and the stiffness of the main cable can significantly increase the vertical stiffness of the bridge and re-duce the vertical vibration response of the bridge,which is beneficial to train running.

  19. Water tower

    CERN Multimedia

    1970-01-01

    The water tower, being built on the highest point of the site, 460.5 m above the sea level. The tank will hold 750 m3 of water, and the tower will be topped by a knob which can serve as a geological survey reference mark.

  20. 斜拉桥索塔锚固区节段足尺模型试验与分析%Test and analysis on full scale segmental model of cable tower anchorage zone in cable stayed bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    郭凡; 杨永清; 周厚斌; 刘国军

    2012-01-01

    A FEM model of the cable tower anchorage zone section in certain cable stayed bridge was built to analyze the spatial stress field,and the values obtained by spatial stress analysis and full scale model test were compared.The evaluation of the operating capability and safety of the bridge tower was brought forward.The frictional coefficient values of the U-shaped plastic corrugated pipes and the extension values of tendons were analyzed.Stress distribution and deformation under U-shaped and small radius ring prestressed tendons and cable force were investigated.Some suggestions about constitution and design were given to similar force analysis of cable tower anchorage zone as references.%对某斜拉桥索塔锚固区节段建立有限元计算模型进行空间应力分析,并与足尺模型试验得出的结果相比较,对该桥塔锚固区工作性能及安全性进行评价。测试分析U形塑料波纹管孔道摩阻系数和钢束伸长值,研究了小半径环向U形预应力束与拉索作用下的锚固区应力与变形情况,提出构造及设计上的建议,为设计与施工提供依据,也可为同类斜拉桥索塔锚固区的受力分析提供借鉴。

  1. Optimal design of initative horizontal bracing structure of middle tower column of southern cable stayed bridge of Xiazhang sea-crossing bridge%厦漳跨海大桥南汊斜拉桥索塔中塔柱主动横撑的设计计算

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    林寅

    2011-01-01

    本文介绍了厦漳跨海大桥南汊斜拉桥索塔施工中,为消除中塔柱倾斜塔柱根部混凝土的不良应力状态所采用的主动横撑结构的构造特点,以及考虑了施工因素的该结构的设计计算方法,确保中塔柱根部在施工过程中不开裂。该计算方法对类似工程具有一定的指导意义。%This paper intensively introduces the structural characteristics of the adoption of initiative horizontal bracing structure in order to eliminate the bad stress of concrete in the root of leaned tower column during the cable tower construction of Southern Cable Stayed Bridge of Xia Zhang Sea-crossing Bridge,as well as the structural design calculation method considering the construction factors,which can make sure that the root of leaned tower would not cracked during the construction process,and thie could be a reference for similar engineering.

  2. Local Stress Analysis on Cable Tower of Single Tower and Double Cable Plane Cable-stayed Bridge Based on Submodel Method%基于子模型法的独塔斜拉桥索塔局部受力分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    孙文会; 曹玉贵; 庄劲松; 冯万里; 朱桂林

    2014-01-01

    抚州赣东大桥主桥为独塔双索面异型结构斜拉桥,斜拉桥索塔交汇处的锚固区部位受力非常复杂。为掌握双索面独塔斜拉桥结构复杂区域的受力情况,本文首先采用MIDAS Civil软件建立桥梁的整体有限元模型,计算桥梁在不同荷载工况下桥塔的受力状态,然后选取索塔受力最不利的工况,应用子模型法,建立索塔的精细化有限元模型,对索塔的各个组成部分进行详细的受力分析。分析结果表明:索塔交汇处的锚固区部位总体满足受力要求,但局部应力集中现象比较严重,设计中应引起重视,建议通过适当的增加配筋解决应力集中现象,确保局部构造设计安全合理。索塔局部受力分析结果为设计和施工提供了依据,对同类桥型的设计具有一定的参考意义。%The main bridge of the Gandong Bridge in Fuzhou is a irregular shaped cable-stayed bridge with a single pylon and double cable planes. The stress of interchanges of pylons of anchorage zone of the cable-stayed bridge is rather complicated. In order to investigate the mechanical characteristics of the complex structure area for single tower and double cable plane cable-stayed bridge, full scale structural model is simulated by MIDAS Civil software. After analyzed different load states, the most unfavorable stress state is selected. Submodeling method is used to refined finite element model of the bridge tower, and different parts of bridge tower are analyzed. The results indicate that the interchanges of pylons of anchorage zone can generally meet the stress requirement but the stress concentration is relatively severe and special attention is suggested to pay to design. Some reinforcement should be added at the area of stress concentration and make sure the local structure design is safe and rational. The results can be referenced to design and construction, which would have significance for design reference of

  3. Bridging local scale ground-based tree assessments to large scale inventory and remote sensing data to quantify landscape representativeness of an atmospheric study tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bizjack, M.; Brooks, B.; Dietze, M. C.; Serbin, S. P.

    2012-12-01

    Observations of an ecosystem's capacity to sequester carbon from the atmosphere (e.g. net ecosystem exchange, NEE) are important measurements for validating results from model simulations and for determining the effects that climate change is having on the world's biomes. Eddy covariance towers in the Chequamegon Ecosystem Atmosphere Study domain (ChEAS) in northern Wisconsin were established to quantify this interaction between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere. Data assimilation systems and modeling studies such as the PaleoEcological Observatory Network (PalEON) incorporate in situ data from ChEAS in order to determine climate change effects across landscapes. However, implicit to studies that use tower data is the assumption that the flux footprint is representative of the larger domain. In this study we quantify the forest landscape sampled by a tower and compare that to the landscape outside the flux footprint. To determine similarity indices and ecological-representativeness we canvassed small areas surrounding ChEAS flux towers and made ground-based biometry and forest composition measurements and combined these with remote sensing (LandSat), and Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data. We estimated landscape similarity based on tree species richness, composition and stand structure and extrapolated our plot-scale (20m2) ground-based measurements using a semi-supervised k-means clustering approach of satellite surface reflectance data. Because the productivity and ecology within a limited tower footprint (1km2) can still reflect the productivity and ecology of a larger region (100km2) despite different species composition, we collected additional growth data through a rapid tree assessment by measuring DBH and coring of dominant, codominant, and suppressed trees in each plot. We combined our ground-based data that is limited in extent with wide-ranging remote sensing data to develop similarity values across the region, which can be used to

  4. Calculation of longitudinal stiffness of mid-tower in multi-span suspension bridges based on catenary equation%主缆为悬链线的多塔悬索桥的中塔刚度计算

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张学义; 谭红梅; 肖汝诚; 柴生波

    2014-01-01

    The main cable was treated as springs in considering its constraint on the tower .The for-mula of the longitudinal constraint stiffness of springs was derived by variational method based on cat-enary equation ,and a finite element model was established for verification .The results show that the tower stiffness formula based on catenary has higher accuracy ;the cable spring stiffness is mainly re-lated to the unit length weight of the bridge as well as the horizontal and vertical components of the main cable in the overhead of the mid-tower ,while the unstressed length of the main cable is deter-mined .%以悬链线方程为基础,将主缆对桥塔的约束等效为弹簧,通过变分方法推导了主缆对多塔悬索桥中塔纵向弹簧约束刚度的表达式,并建立有限元模型对公式进行验证。研究结果表明:基于悬链线的中塔刚度公式比已有文献具有更高的精度,在主缆无应力长度确定的情况下,主缆弹簧刚度主要与荷载集度、主缆在塔顶的水平及竖向分力有关。

  5. 空间四索面联体独塔斜拉桥塔梁固结段应力分布规律及合理构造研究%Research on Stress Distribution Rule and Reasonable Structure at Consolidation Section between Tower and Girder of Conjoined Single-tower Cable Stayed Bridge with Four Spatial Cable Planes

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    苏小波; 于长皓; 杜细春

    2013-01-01

    On the basis of establishing a local multi-scale analysis model of consolidation section between tower and girder of some single-tower cable-stayed bridge with four spatial cable planes,this paper obtains local stress level and distribution rule in this area via accurate simulation for boundary conditions of load and displacement,and determines the causes of excessive major tensile force at arc section of upper pylon junction through further study.Based on 2 factors,i.e.detail construction and internal force balance,the paper lays down three optimized schemes and compares the optimized results and proposes the recommended scheme.%针对某空间四索面独塔斜拉桥建立塔梁固结段的多尺度局部分析模型,通过对荷载及位移边界条件的准确模拟,得到该区域的局部应力水平及分布规律,并通过进一步研究,确定上塔柱交接处圆弧段主拉应力偏大的产生原因.基于细部构造及内力平衡2个因素拟定3种优化方案,并对优化效果进行对比,提出推荐方案.

  6. Rapunzel's Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Depp, Sheryl

    2007-01-01

    Children's literature often inspires the author's lessons, and reading to her primary students motivates their participation. In this article, the author presents and describes her lesson which is based on the book "Falling for Rapunzel" by Leah Wilcox. Students created a fairy tale tower in this lesson, which took place over three class periods.…

  7. Cooling towers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper investigates the internal elements of the typical types of cooling towers currently used, delineates their functions and shows how to upgrade them in the real world for energy savings and profitability of operation. Before and after statistics of costs and profits obtained through optimization of colder water by engineered thermal upgrading are discussed

  8. Stress Analysis of Pier-tower-girder Fixed Region of Cable-stayed Bridge with Trough Girder%槽型断面梁斜拉桥塔梁墩固结区受力特性研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    戴公连; 粟淼; 刘文硕; 闫斌

    2014-01-01

    In order to increase the structural longitudinal stiffness and facilitate the swing method,the side girders of trough section of the cable-stayed bridge on the Kunming-Shanghai passenger line were in-serted into the pylon so as to form the pier-tower-girder fixed region.For the (32+80+112)m single tower cable-stayed bridge,the structure and force of the fixed region are very complicated.The large gen-eral-purpose finite element software ANSYS was used to establish the pier-tower-girder fixed region model to study the stress distribution of the fixed region.The correctness of this model was verified.Based on this region model,the force transmission and stress distribution of the fixed region were investigated,and the effect of the local structural details on the fixed region stress was studied.The analysis results show that the global stress level of the fixed region is lower than the girder and tower,but there are stress con-centration phenomena in the fixed region,such as the intersection point between the floor of the trough girder and upper tower,and the corner of the human tunnel in the fixed region.The degree of the stress concentration was relieved significantly by improving the structural details.%为增大桥梁纵向刚度、便于转体施工,沪昆客运专线上某(32+80+112)m 槽型截面独塔斜拉桥将槽型梁两边箱插入塔柱中形成塔梁墩固结体系,其构造和受力情况极为复杂。为研究该桥塔梁墩固结区域的应力分布情况,采用大型通用有限元软件 ANSYS建立塔梁墩固结区局部模型并验证模型正确性。在此基础上,分析固结区域结构传力路径和应力分布规律,探讨局部设计细节对固结区应力的影响。研究表明:塔梁墩固结区内整体应力水平低于固结区范围以外截面,但在槽型梁过渡至固结区内部的交接角以及固结区内部过人洞折角等处存在应力集中现象。通过改进结构设计细节可有效缓解各处的应力集中现象。

  9. 基于子模型法的斜拉桥塔梁墩固结段局部分析%Analysis on Fixed Tower-Beam-Pier Part of Cable-Stayed Bridge Based on Sub-Model Method

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    宋军; 周建庭; 陈增顺

    2013-01-01

    在对大跨径斜拉桥整体结构有限元分析的基础上,应用子模型法对斜拉桥塔梁墩固结位置进行了有限元结构受力分析,计算了4种不同工况下结构的应力应变状态.研究表明:子模型法可以更为精确有效地计算斜拉桥塔梁墩固结处的应力分布情况,计算结果可作为大跨径斜拉桥塔梁墩固结处局部设计和施工的参考依据.%Based on the finite element analysis of the whole structure of the long-span cable-stayed bridge,the sub-model method was applied to do finite element structural stress analysis of the pylon-girder-pier joint,and the stress and strain of the structure were calculated in four different working conditions.The research shows that sub-model method can calculate the stress distribution of the pylon-girder-pier joint more accurately and the calculating results can be considered as the reference to the design and construction of fixed tower-pier-beam part of the long-span cable-stayed bridge.

  10. Virtual Tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wayne, R.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Security Engineering Dept.

    1997-08-01

    The primary responsibility of an intrusion detection system (IDS) operator is to monitor the system, assess alarms, and summon and coordinate the response team when a threat is acknowledged. The tools currently provided to the operator are somewhat limited: monitors must be switched, keystrokes must be entered to call up intrusion sensor data, and communication with the response force must be maintained. The Virtual tower is an operator interface assembled from low-cost commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software; it enables large amounts of data to be displayed in a virtual manner that provides instant recognition for the operator and increases assessment accuracy in alarm annunciator and control systems. This is accomplished by correlating and fusing the data into a 360-degree visual representation that employs color, auxiliary attributes, video, and directional audio to prompt the operator. The Virtual Tower would be a valuable low-cost enhancement to existing systems.

  11. Control Technique of Steel Concrete Section of Long -span Cable-stayed Bridge Main-tower Construction%大跨径斜拉桥主塔钢混结合段施工测控技术

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    孙景领; 魏浩瀚

    2012-01-01

    南京长江三桥是我国首座主塔采用钢结构形式的特大型斜拉桥.钢混结合段的安装定位精度对钢索塔的成塔线形起着决定性的作用.该文介绍了钢混结合段的安装工艺流程和技术要求及精度估算;对钢混结合段施工专用控制网的建立方法进行了探讨;研究了逐步归化的测控方法在定位过程中的应用,结果表明构件的定位精度符合设计要求.%Nanjing Yangzi river third bridge is the first cable -stayed bridge in China, which main tower is the steel structure form. The installation positioning accuracy of steel concrete composite section plays a decisive role in the linear of steel pylon which would be built.The installation and technical requirements of steel concrete composite section and precision estimation are introduced; the way of the special control network building for the construction of steel concrete composite section is discussed; the measurement and control method of gradual naturalization process in the application of positioning is studied, the results show that the location accuracy of component is accorded with the requirement of design.

  12. Stress analysis of cable-pylon anchorage zones of an arch-tower cable-stayed bridge%拱塔斜拉桥索塔锚固区应力分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    郝翠; 王建国; 曹新垒

    2011-01-01

    Taking an arch-tower cable-stayed bridge as the research obi ect, the spatial stress analysis of its cable-pylon anchorage zones is carried out with finite element analysis software ANSYS. Based on the stress analysis of the cable-pylon anchorage zones under different operation conditions, the features of stress distribution of the anchorage zones are summarized and the stress attenuation along the pylon height which is induced by the cable tension or pre-stress is studied. The results obtained can provide useful suggestions for the related designs.%文章以某拱塔斜拉桥为研究对象,运用有限元分析软件ANSYS对其索塔锚固区进行空间应力分析;通过索塔锚固区不同工况下的应力分析,总结了锚固区应力分布特性,并研究了锚固区应力在索力及预应力单独作用时沿高度方向的衰减情况,为相关设计给出了相应的建议.

  13. FORIDA Towers - Analysis of UHPFRC Tower

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jensen, Lars Rom; Dollerup, Niels; Damkilde, Lars

    This report is a detailed analysis of the UHPFRC tower in the hybrid wind turbine tower. The analysis of the UHPFRC tower includes a validation of the Service Limit State (SLS) for both characteristic and frequent load cases, the Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and the Fatigue load state. The analysis...

  14. 武汉天兴洲公铁两用桥主塔爬模设计及应用%Design and Application of Climbing Slipform Formwork in Pylon Tower of Wuhan Tianxingzhou Yangtze River Highway-railway Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    宁智刚

    2011-01-01

    武汉天兴洲公铁两用桥主塔模板施工采用液压自爬模体系,打破了传统的施工工艺,对施工环境、提高施工工效、安全环保等都有所改善.针对该工程主塔模板施工,施工脚手架采用液压自爬模系统配合木工字梁模板体系,并对爬模体系进行了优化和设计.此外,阐述了模板系统组成及液压自爬架组成,详细介绍了爬模施工方案以及安全规定.体现了液压自爬模及木梁胶合板模板体系用于异型混凝土结构的优越性.%Hydraulic climbing slipform system is used with main tower formwork construction of Wuhan Tianxingzhou Yangtze river highway-railway bridge, the traditional construction technology is changed. The construction environment, construction efficiency, safety and environmental protection is all improved. Based on the construction, construction scaffolding is used with hydraulic climbing slipform system combined with wood H beam formwork system, and auto-climbing formwork system is optimized and designed. In addition, formwork system composition and hydraulic climbing slipform system are expounded. Construction scheme of climbing slipform and safety regulations are introduced in detail. The fact shows that it is reasonable that hydraulic climbing slipform system and timber beam plywood formwork system are used in non-standard concrete structure.

  15. White Tower, London, England

    OpenAIRE

    William the Conqueror; William Rufus; Henry I

    2007-01-01

    White Tower (Tower of London), London, England. Photograph taken by Terry Barry. There is restoration work being carried out on one of the towers. The White Tower is a central tower at the Tower of London. The great central keep was built by William the Conqueror and finished by his sons and successors, William Rufus and Henry I, around 1087. It is 90 feet high and is of massive construction, the walls varying from 15 feet thickness at the base to almost 11 feet in the upper parts. Above ...

  16. General design of Sutong Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Zhang Xigang; Yuan Hong; Pei Minshan; Dai Jie; Xu Lin

    2009-01-01

    The main span of Sutong Bridge is a double-pylon, double-plane cable-stayed bridge with steel box girder, which has the world's longest central span of 1 088 m within cable-stayed bridges. To overcome problems caused by severe meteorological conditions, perplexing hydrological conditions, deep buried bedrock and higher navigation level, many new technics and methods were created. Keys including structural system, steel box girder, stayed cable, tower, pier, tower foundation, collision avoidance system, wind-resistance, seismic-resistance, structural nonlinear response and structural static stability were presented individually in this paper.

  17. The Leaning Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    石夫

    2005-01-01

    W hy does the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy lean?It leans because of a m istake.It has leanedalm ostsince the day the tower was built.In1173,the people ofPisa,Italy,wanted to build a belltower.They wanted the tower to be them ost beautiful bell tower in all of Italy.The city also needed a bell tower because the church did nothave one.H owever,there was a problem.As soon as the firstfloor ofthe building was finished,the towerstarted to lean.Builders tried to m ake the building straight again as they added m...

  18. The Research of Application of the Looped Prestressed Tendons with Large Tonnage and Small Radius in the Anchorage Zone of Cable-stayed Bridge Tower%大吨位小半径环向预应力在斜拉桥索塔锚固区中的应用研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    陈建阳; 徐国平; 刘丽; 朱正群

    2001-01-01

    Nowadays the large tonnage and small radius annular prestress system are applied in the anchorage region of large span cable-stayed bridge construction in our country. The application of this system has been a breakthrough of the Design Specification of Highway Bridge and Culvert. In this article, the application of this system applied in the anchorage region of cable-stayed bridge tower has been probed in close connection with the full-scale model test of the anchorage zone of the Wuhan Junshan Changjiang River Bridge.%目前我国大跨径斜拉桥索塔锚固区开始采用大吨位小半径环向预应力体系,该体系突破了现行《公路桥涵设计规范》的规定。结合武汉军山长江公路大桥索塔锚固区足尺模型试验及张拉工艺模型试验对该预应力体系在斜拉桥索塔锚固区中的应用作了深入的探讨。

  19. Adiabatic Rearrangement of Hollow PV Towers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eric A Hendricks

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Diabatic heating from deep moist convection in the hurricane eyewall produces a towering annular structure of elevated potential vorticity (PV. This structure has been referred to as a hollow PV tower. The sign reversal of the radial gradient of PV satisfies the Charney-Stern necessary condition for combined barotropic-baroclinic instability. For thin enough annular structures, small perturbations grow exponentially, extract energy from the mean flow, and lead to hollow tower breakdown, with significant vortex structural and intensity change. The three-dimensional adiabatic rearrangements of two prototypical hurricane-like hollow PV towers (one thick and one thin are examined in an idealized framework. For both hollow towers, dynamic instability causes air parcels with high PV to be mixed into the eye preferentially at lower levels, where unstable PV wave growth rates are the largest. Little or no mixing is found to occur at upper levels. The mixing at lower and middle levels is most rapid for the breakdown of the thin hollow tower, consistent with previous barotropic results. For both hollow towers, this advective rearrangement of PV affects the tropical cyclone structure and intensity in a number of ways. First, the minimum central pressure and maximum azimuthal mean velocity simultaneously decrease, consistent with previous barotropic results. Secondly, isosurfaces of absolute angular momentum preferentially shift inward at low levels, implying an adiabatic mechanism by which hurricane eyewall tilt can form. Thirdly, a PV bridge, similar to that previously found in full-physics hurricane simulations, develops as a result of mixing at the isentropic levels where unstable PV waves grow most rapidly. Finally, the balanced mass field resulting from the PV rearrangement is warmer in the eye between 900 and 700 hPa. The location of this warming is consistent with observed warm anomalies in the eye, indicating that in certain instances the hurricane

  20. Confusion at the Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Loretta F.

    2014-01-01

    This study will explore the omission of the Tower of Babel narrative from middle and secondary school world history, world studies, and world geography textbooks and will consider what might be learned from inclusion of the story in the curriculum. A total of 17 textbooks are analyzed. The Tower of Babel narrative is examined within the context of…

  1. Wind tower service lift

    Science.gov (United States)

    Oliphant, David; Quilter, Jared; Andersen, Todd; Conroy, Thomas

    2011-09-13

    An apparatus used for maintaining a wind tower structure wherein the wind tower structure may have a plurality of legs and may be configured to support a wind turbine above the ground in a better position to interface with winds. The lift structure may be configured for carrying objects and have a guide system and drive system for mechanically communicating with a primary cable, rail or other first elongate member attached to the wind tower structure. The drive system and guide system may transmit forces that move the lift relative to the cable and thereby relative to the wind tower structure. A control interface may be included for controlling the amount and direction of the power into the guide system and drive system thereby causing the guide system and drive system to move the lift relative to said first elongate member such that said lift moves relative to said wind tower structure.

  2. Mineral bridges in nacre revisited

    CERN Document Server

    Checa, Antonio G; Willinger, Marc-Georg

    2012-01-01

    We confirm with high-resolution techniques the existence of mineral bridges between superposed nacre tablets. In the towered nacre of both gastropods and the cephalopod Nautilus there are large bridges aligned along the tower axes, corresponding to gaps (150-200 nm) in the interlamellar membranes. Gaps are produced by the interaction of the nascent tablets with a surface membrane that covers the nacre compartment. In the terraced nacre of bivalves bridges associated with elongated gaps in the interlamellar membrane (> 100 nm) have mainly been found at or close to the edges of superposed parental tablets. To explain this placement, we hypothesize that the interlamellar membrane breaks due to differences in osmotic pressure across it when the interlamellar space below becomes reduced at an advanced stage of calcification. In no cases are the minor connections between superimposed tablets (< 60 nm), earlier reported to be mineral bridges, found to be such.

  3. Extensible Wind Towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sinagra, Marco; Tucciarelli, Tullio

    The diffusion of wind energy generators is restricted by their strong landscape impact. The PERIMA project is about the development of an extensible wind tower able to support a wind machine for several hundred kW at its optimal working height, up to more than 50 m. The wind tower has a telescopic structure, made by several tubes located inside each other with their axis in vertical direction. The lifting force is given by a jack-up system confined inside a shaft, drilled below the ground level. In the retracted tower configuration, at rest, tower tubes are hidden in the foundation of the telescopic structure, located below the ground surface, and the wind machine is the only emerging part of the system. The lifting system is based on a couple of oleodynamic cylinders that jack-up a central tube connected to the top of the tower by a spring, with a diameter smaller than the minimum tower diameter and with a length a bit greater than the length of the extended telescopic structure. The central tube works as plunger and lifts all telescopic elements. The constraint between the telescopic elements is ensured by special parts, which are kept in traction by the force of the spring and provide the resisting moment. The most evident benefit of the proposed system is attained with the use of a two-blade propeller, which can be kept horizontal in the retracted tower configuration.

  4. History of cable-stayed bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    The principle of supporting a bridge deck by inclined tension members leading to towers on either side of the span has been known for centuries. However, the real development of cable-stayed bridges did not begin before the 1950s. Since then the free span has been increased from 183 m in the Strö...

  5. Drop Tower Workshop

    Science.gov (United States)

    Urban, David

    2013-01-01

    Ground based microgravity facilities are an important proving ground for space experiments, ground-based research and space hardware risk mitigation. An overview of existing platforms will be discussed with an emphasis on drop tower capabilities. The potential for extension to partial gravity conditions will be discussed. Input will be solicited from attendees for their potential to use drop towers in the future and the need for enhanced capabilities (e.g. partial gravity)

  6. 紊流空间相关系数对大跨度三塔悬索桥抖振响应的影响%Effects of the turbulent spatial correlation coefficient on buffeting responses of a triple-tower suspension bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    茅建校; 王浩; 陶天友; 徐梓栋; 李爱群

    2016-01-01

    鉴于紊流空间相关系数尚难以准确获取的现状,以泰州长江公路大桥为研究对象,采用谐波合成法模拟了该桥的三维脉动风场,并基于 ANSYS 平台进行了该桥非线性抖振响应时域分析。在研究过程中,以 Davenport 相干函数中的无量纲衰减因子λ为控制参数,重点分析了紊流空间相关系数对大跨度三塔悬索桥风致抖振响应的影响。研究结果表明,紊流空间相关系数对桥梁抖振响应影响较大,主梁跨中侧向与扭转位移响应随着衰减因子的增大而减小,竖向抖振位移响应随着衰减因子的增大而略有增加,且不同的衰减因子λ所造成的抖振响应计算值的差值可达50%以上。结论可供大跨度三塔悬索桥的风致抖振研究参考。%In order to obtain the accurate spatial correlation coefficients of turbulent flow and to investigate its effect on buffeting responses of bridge,the Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge was taken as a reasearch example.The three-dimensional fluctuating wind field of the bridge was simulated with the harmonic synthetic method.And the nonlinear buffeting analysis on the bridge was conducted in time domain based on the ANSYS.In the research the dimensionless decay factor λof Davenport correlation function was set as the control parameter and the influence of the spatial correlation coefficient of fluctuating wind on wind-induced buffeting responses of the long-span triple-tower suspension bridge was analysed.The results show that the spatial correlation coefficient of fluctuating wind has great influence on the wind-induced buffeting responses of bridge.The lateral and torsional buffeting displacements at the mid-span decrease with the augment of the decay factor,while the vertical one increases only slightly when the decay factor turns larger.The difference of buffeting responses caused by various decay factors could reach 50%.The results can provide references to

  7. Cellular Phone Towers, Towers, Published in 2008, Duchesne County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'Towers'. Data by this publisher are often...

  8. Solar thermal power towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kreith, F.; Meyer, R. T.

    1984-07-01

    The solar thermal central receiver technology, known as solar power towers, is rapidly evolving to a state of near-term energy availability for electrical power generation and industrial process heat applications. The systems consist of field arrays of heliostat reflectors, a central receiver boiler, short term thermal storage devices, and either turbine-generators or heat exchangers. Fluid temperatures up to 550 C are currently achievable, and technology developments are underway to reach 1100 C. Six solar power towers are now under construction or in test operation in five countries around the world.

  9. The TALE Tower Detector

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bergman, D. R.

    The TA Low Energy Extension will include a Tower FluorescenceDetector. Extensive air showers at the lowest usful energies for fluorescence detectors will in general be close to the detector. This requires viewing all elevation angles to be able to reconstruct showers. The TALE Tower Detector, operating in conjunction with other TALE detectors will view elevation angles up to above 70 degrees, with an azimuthal coverage of about 90 degrees. Results from a prototype mirror operated in conjunction with the HiRes detector will also be presented.

  10. FE Simulation of Transmission Tower

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Boshra Eltaly

    2014-01-01

    the tower were considered. The current models have been calibrated with results from previous full-scale tower tests and numerical models with good accuracy in terms of both the failure load and the failure mode.

  11. 利津黄河大桥西塔大直径超深钻孔桩施工%The Construction Technology for Large Diameter Deep Bored Pile of West Tower Foundation of Lijin Huanghe River Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    路鹏程

    2001-01-01

    The Yellow River Bridge at Lijin is a double pylon cable-stayed PC bridge with a main span of 310 m. The height of pylon is 98 m. The foundation of the west pylon is composed of 28 φ1.5 m borde piles whose depths amounts to 115 m. These piles were constructed with normal circulation boring machines. The construction technology is presented in this paper.%利津黄河大桥为主跨310 m的双塔预应力混凝土斜拉桥,塔高98 m,其中西塔基础由28根直径1.5 m、长达115 m大直径钻孔桩组成。介绍了钻孔桩正循环钻孔的施工工艺。

  12. TacTowers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Ludvigsen, Martin; Fogtmann, Maiken Hillerup; Grønbæk, Kaj

    2010-01-01

    The interactive training equipment, TacTower, is aimed at supporting multiple elite athletes, such as handball players in training their micro-tactical skills in close-contact situations. It focuses on psychomotor abilities and trains the skills involved in reading the opponents’ actions and anti...

  13. The Towers of Hanoi

    Science.gov (United States)

    Morris, George C.

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an investigation carried out with a group of able mathematics students who were studying at a level 1 year in advance of their peers. The purpose was to investigate the extension of usual three peg Towers of Hanoi to four pegs and attempt to find a rule that could be used to predict the minimum number of moves required to…

  14. Influence of soil-pile-structure interaction on seismic response on self-anchored suspension bridge with single-tower%土桩结构相互作用对独塔自锚式悬索桥地震响应的影响

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    贺星新; 李爱群; 李建慧; 苏骥

    2014-01-01

    为研究土桩结构相互作用对独塔自锚式悬索桥动力特性及地震响应的影响规律,利用有限元软件Midas/Civil建立了2个空间有限元成桥状态模型,分别采用J.Penzien集中质量模型模拟的桩土边界和承台底部固结边界,并对结构进行了动力特性分析和不同地震工况下的非线性时程分析.研究结果表明,土桩结构相互作用延长了结构自振周期,且对主塔参与的振型影响很大.与基础固结模型相比,考虑土桩结构相互作用的结构在地震作用下的内力响应减小20%左右,而桥塔位移响应增大约50%,主梁位移响应增大约3%.因此,此类结构抗震设计时需基于不同控制目标选择不同的基础处理方式.%To study the influences of soil-pile-structure interaction on the dynamic characteristics and seismic response of a self-anchored suspension bridge with single-tower,two spatial finite element models of this structure were established based on the software Midas/Civil.By using the J.Penzien lumped mass model,one model simulated the soil-pile interaction and the other chose fixed boundary under the pile cap.Then,the dynamic characteristics analysis and nonlinear time history analysis under seismic motions were investigated.The research results show that the soil-pile-structure interaction ex-tends the natural vibration period and has a great influence on the tower dominant vibration model. Compared with the fixed foundation model,the seismic force responses of the structure with soil-pile-structure interaction decrease more than 20%,while the displacement responses on the tower increase about 50%and those on the girder increase about 3%.Thus,during the aseismic design period of this kind of structures,different boundary models should be chosen for different performance objectives.

  15. Recent developments in cooling towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Honekamp, H.; Katzmann, A.

    1981-07-01

    The last few years have brought about some interesting developments in large cooling towers. Cooling tower technology and research have already been reviewed from the researcher's point of view. The present article describes some practical problems from the planning engineer's point of view. Only development trends in wet natural-draught cooling towers are considered. The shape of cooling towers has been improved as well as their internals. Hints for cooling tower operation are given on the basis of operating experience in winter.

  16. Good Towers of Function Fields

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bassa, Alp; Beelen, Peter; Nguyen, Nhut

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we will give an overview of known and new techniques on how one can obtain explicit equations for candidates of good towers of function fields. The techniques are founded in modular theory (both the classical modular theory and the Drinfeld modular theory). In the classical modular...... setup, optimal towers can be obtained, while in the Drinfeld modular setup, good towers over any non-prime field may be found. We illustrate the theory with several examples, thus explaining some known towers as well as giving new examples of good explicitly defined towers of function fields....

  17. 泰州大桥中塔沉井基础承载力模型试验研究%Physics model experimental research on the bearing capability of the middle tower caission foundation of Taizhou Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    阮静; 胡丰

    2012-01-01

    泰州大桥中塔位于江中心,基础覆盖层高达200m.通过多方面比选,基础采用58 m×44 m四角倒圆的矩形沉井,高76 m.为确保泰州大桥中塔沉井基础的安全和稳定,开展了1∶100的模型试验,获取了泰州大桥沉井极限承载力以及沉井埋深、土体含水量、侧壁摩阻力对极限承载力的影响.%The foundation of the middle pylon of Taizhou Bridge is located above the overlying deposit with the height of 200 m in the water. The round rectangular caisson foundation with the plane dimension of 58 m × 44 m and the height of 76 m is employed. To verify the safety and stability of the middle pylon of Taizhou Bridge, a physics model with the scale of 1: 100 to the real structure is built up. The ultimate bearing capacity of the caisson foundation and the influence of sinking depth, soil moisture content, and the side wall friction on the bearing capacity are obtained.

  18. Railroad Bridges

    Data.gov (United States)

    Department of Homeland Security — Bridges-Rail in the United States According to The National Bridge Inspection Standards published in the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 650.3), a bridge isA...

  19. Ceramic cooling tower packings

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Honekamp, H.; Katzmann, A.

    1986-05-01

    No material for cooling tower packings demonstrates all the characteristics desired by the designer. The choice of a specific material must therefore always be oriented towards the limiting conditions of a specific project. Resistance to frost, combustibility and resistance to ageing may, for example, be determining requirements. Ceramic stones will find further possibilities of application in the near future due to their almost unlimited durability.

  20. Stair Column Tower

    OpenAIRE

    Branch, Lauren N

    2013-01-01

    This set of drawings, paintings, and photographs explores the realms of knowledge and experience in architecture through analytical and perceptual means. In other words, how physical, material considerations inform the experience of moving through space, the perception of space, and the memory of place. These themes and questions are considered through the design of an observation tower that punctuates the ambiguous joint between land and water, earth and sky on the southwestern most point on...

  1. Twin Towers of Hanoi

    CERN Document Server

    Sunic, Zoran

    2011-01-01

    In the Twin Towers of Hanoi version of the well known Towers of Hanoi Problem there are two coupled sets of pegs. In each move, one chooses a pair of pegs in one of the sets and performs the only possible legal transfer of a disk between the chosen pegs (the smallest disk from one of the pegs is moved to the other peg), but also, simultaneously, between the corresponding pair of pegs in the coupled set (thus the same sequence of moves is always used in both sets). We provide upper and lower bounds on the length of the optimal solutions to problems of the following type. Given an initial and a final position of N disks in each of the coupled sets, what is the smallest number of moves needed to simultaneously obtain the final position from the initial one in each set? Our analysis is based on the use of a group, called Hanoi Towers group, of rooted ternary tree automorphisms, which models the original problem in such a way that the configurations on N disks are the vertices at level N of the tree and the action...

  2. Analysis and Verification of Local Stress on Pier-Tower-Girder Fixed Segment of High-Speed Railway Low-pylon Cable-stayed Bridge%高速铁路矮塔斜拉桥墩塔梁固结段局部应力分析与验证

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    邓江涛

    2016-01-01

    Local analysis is an important method often used in bridge design and also an indispensable part of the design. The solid finite element model is used to reflect in detail the local stress of structures, playing a guiding role in investigating real stress state of important structures and in the design of reinforcement. In order to investigate real stress state of the pier-tower-girder fixed segment of the prestressed concrete low-pylon cable-stayed bridge and verify the accuracy of local boundary condition analysis, a refined space solid finite element model is established and the accuracy of local boundary condition analysis is verified with reference to a (115+95)m unballasted double line prestressed concrete low-pylon cable-stayed bridge on Beijing-Shenyang dedicated passenger line. The analysis shows that the pier-tower-girder fixed segment experiences a stress concentration at the hole, where reinforcement should be strengthened appropriately, and the stress on the remaining parts meets the requirement. The accuracy of resulted stress is guaranteed by validation of the local model’s internal force transmission and support reactions, and structural safety is ensured. Finally, a typical local analysis method is concluded, which may provide some references for other local stress analysis.%局部分析是桥梁设计中常采用的重要手段,也是设计中不可或缺的重要环节,利用实体有限元模型能反应出结构细部的受力状况,对考察结构重要部位的真实应力状态、结构设计配筋有着指导性作用。为了解高速铁路矮塔斜拉桥墩塔梁固结段的真实应力状态及验证局部分析中边界条件表达的准确性,以京沈客运专线(115+95) m双线无砟轨道预应力混凝土矮塔斜拉桥为工程背景,利用Ansys有限元建立细化的空间实体有限元模型,并对局部模型的边界条件模拟的正确性进行验证,分析表明,墩塔梁固结段进人洞角点处应

  3. 基于Newmark-β显式直接积分法的三塔斜拉桥非线性地震响应分析%Nonlinear Earthquake Response Analysis on Three-tower Cable-stayed Bridge Based on Newmark-β Explicit Scheme Direct Integration Method

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    喻明秋; 祝兵; 张斗龙

    2012-01-01

    Cable-stayed bridge with three towers and single cable plane has uniqueness on dynamic behavior in space. In this paper, the Jianbang Yellow River Highway Bridge in Jinan is taken, as example, using finite element method to build spatial dynamic numerical analysis model of the bridge, and to form a structural characteristic equation, the space dynamic characteristics of the structure is obtained with frequency range of 1 600~0 cps and frequency shift 1 cps by using lanc-zos methods for the solution of the equation. The mathematical relationship between pseudo rela-tive velocity response spectrum Sv and pseudo absolute acceleration response spectrum SA is used to select the spectra with basically same characteristic site period in a large number of seismic re-cords, whose peak acceleration and duration are adjusted to directly be input to the dynamic nu-merical analysis model. Using mass and stiffness factor method in calculation on damping ratio of every vibration type, taking stressed state of the structure under dead load as the initial state, Newmark-β explicit scheme direct integration method with γ≧0. 5 and β≧γ/2 which make the method being no-conditional stable is used to the solution of the structure dynamic differential e-quations. Considering the second order effect from dead load in the structure during an earth-quake, the numerical solution of nonlinear seismic response is obtained. Furthermore, general laws on seismic response of such bridge type is concluded to provide a feasible basis for seismic design of such bridge type.%三塔单索面斜拉桥在空间动力行为方面有其独特之处.以济南建邦黄河公路大桥为例,运用有限元方法建立桥梁的空间动力数值分析模型,构建结构特征方程,在频率范围1 600~0 cps,频移为1 cps基础上运用lanczos法解此方程获得结构空间动力特性;进而利用拟相对速度反应谱SV和拟绝对加速度反应谱SA之间的数学关系,在大量地震

  4. Study on the impacts of viscous fluid damper on anti-seismic property of lower tower cable-stayed bridge%粘滞阻尼器对矮塔斜拉桥抗震性能影响研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张丹; 黄海新; 张晶

    2012-01-01

    Taking Yongding Xinhe Bridge in Tianjin as an engineering background,this paper tests and studies the mechanical properties of viscous fluid damper used in the engineering,and discusses the impacts of viscous fluid damper on anti-seismic performance by using time-history analysis method.The analysis shows that: setting vertical and horizontal viscous fluid damper can effectively reduce the displacement of critical parts under earthquake and improve internal force of structural components.%以天津永定新河特大桥为工程背景,对该工程所使用的粘滞流体阻尼器的力学性能进行了实验研究,利用时程分析法,讨论了粘滞流体阻尼器对该桥抗震性能的影响,分析表明:通过设置纵向和横向粘滞阻尼器,可以有效地降低结构在地震作用下关键部位的位移,改善结构构件的内力。

  5. The Damage Analysis of Usu Bridge under Seismic Load

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jian-Hui Gao

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available In order to obtain the dynamic response of Usu bridge the compression damage model of concrete materials and the finite element method are used in this study. The frequency and the main vibration mode of Usu bridge are calculated. The damage distribution and the location of maximum damage of concrete structures under the four kinds of seismic load are obtained. The results show that the maximum damage of bridge deck occurs in close to support position, the maximum compression damage of the main tower occurs in the upper tower root place. Therefore, in the construction and maintenance process note the influence of seismic load of in these positions.

  6. FLORIDA TOWER FOOTPRINT EXPERIMENTS

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    WATSON,T.B.; DIETZ, R.N.; WILKE, R.; HENDREY, G.; LEWIN, K.; NAGY, J.; LECLERC, M.

    2007-01-01

    The Florida Footprint experiments were a series of field programs in which perfluorocarbon tracers were released in different configurations centered on a flux tower to generate a data set that can be used to test transport and dispersion models. These models are used to determine the sources of the CO{sub 2} that cause the fluxes measured at eddy covariance towers. Experiments were conducted in a managed slash pine forest, 10 km northeast of Gainesville, Florida, in 2002, 2004, and 2006 and in atmospheric conditions that ranged from well mixed, to very stable, including the transition period between convective conditions at midday to stable conditions after sun set. There were a total of 15 experiments. The characteristics of the PFTs, details of sampling and analysis methods, quality control measures, and analytical statistics including confidence limits are presented. Details of the field programs including tracer release rates, tracer source configurations, and configuration of the samplers are discussed. The result of this experiment is a high quality, well documented tracer and meteorological data set that can be used to improve and validate canopy dispersion models.

  7. Tautological Classes on Projective Towers

    CERN Document Server

    Negut, Andrei

    2011-01-01

    When one has a tower of projective bundles over an algebraic variety and wishes to compute the push-forward of any cohomology class down this tower, one needs to recursively compute the Segre classes corresponding to each level. In this paper, we give a closed combinatorial formula that encodes this recursive procedure.

  8. Experimental Research on Stress Behavior of Stud Shear Connector in Tower Anchorage Area of Cable-stayed Bridge%斜拉桥锚固区栓钉剪力键力学特性研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    吴秀发; 张小亭

    2014-01-01

    针对栓钉剪力键用于斜拉桥索塔锚固区连接部位时的应力应变特性,以中部横梁均匀加载为思路,建立局部试验模型,以栓钉剪力键的极限承载力为依据,设计加载方案,通过试验获取栓钉的应变随荷载变化的基本特征,并分析了破坏机理。结果表明:中部加载使模型两侧剪力键受力均匀,设计更为合理;栓钉剪力键的剪应力以加载梁为中心向两侧逐渐降低;高度方向,第7排栓钉受力最大,长度方向,单钉根部受到的剪力最大,应作为控制截面;破坏时,栓钉弯曲变形,根部发生45°剪切破坏,混凝土局部产生裂缝或压碎破坏。%This article mainly studied the stud shear connector for anchorage zone of pylon cable-stayed bridge connecting parts when subject to stress-strain characteristics.Taking central uniform load for ideas established local test model.Loading program was designed which based on the ultimate bearing ca-pacity of stud shear connector.It has acquired the basic characteristics of stud strain with load variation and analyzed the failure mechanism.The results showed that:The model adopts central loaded design is more reasonable because it makes shear connector force uniform on both sides of the model.The shear stress of stud shear connector decreased gradually from the center to both ends of the load beam.In the height direction,the 7th rows of pegs subject the maximum shear stress.In the longitudinal direction,sin-gle nail roots subject the maximum shear stress.It should be used as the control section.When the stud destruction,the stud bending deformation occurs,peg roots shear failure in direction of 45 °,the partial concrete will produce cracks or be crushed.

  9. Tall towers for large wind turbines. Report from Vindforsk project V-342

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Engstroem, Staffan; Lyrner, Tomas; Hassanzadeh, Manouchehr; Stalin, Thomas; Johansson, John

    2010-07-15

    The general rule of thumb has been to furnish a wind turbine with a tower as tall as the turbine diameter, with deviations downwards for high wind speed sites. In this report the statement is questioned, with special emphasis for wind turbines sited in forests. The aim of this project was to propose and calculate candidate types of tall towers for on-shore wind turbines in the 3 - 5 MW range, with special reference to siting in forests with a representative wind shear. During the project this scope has been more precisely defined to study 3 and 5 MW wind turbines with hub heights of 80 - 175 meters featuring the following tower solutions: 1. Steel shell tower designed in a conventional way with flanges and both longitudinal and transverse welds. 2. Steel shell tower with bolted friction joints only. 3. Concrete tower with pretensioned steel tendons. 4. Hybrid tower with a lower concrete part and an upper part built as a conventional steel shell. 5. Lattice tower. 6. Wooden tower. During the execution of the project the design of a total of 42 towers was outlined and calculated. Today the welded steel shell tower dominates the wind turbine market. Larger turbines and higher hub heights result in larger optimal tower base diameters. For the road transportation there are limitations due to bridges and other obstacles. In Sweden the limit for transports with special permits in general maximizes the diameter to 4,5 metres. To some extent it is still technically possible to build towers with a less than optimal diameter, but due to the high mass and the large wall thickness they tend to be uneconomical in comparison with other alternatives above a hub height of roughly 100 metres. In this report welded steel shell towers were outlined for 3 MW turbines up to a hub height of 150 metres whereas the limit for the 5 MW towers was 100 metres. When diameter restrictions tend to make welded towers uneconomical, the next logical choice is steel shell towers with bolted friction

  10. Analysis of the Wind-induced Buffeting Response of Steel Arch Pylon of Single Tower Cable-stayed Bridge During Vertical Rotation Construction%独塔斜拉桥钢拱塔竖转施工风致抖振响应分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王向阳; 夏小勇; 韩丽丽

    2016-01-01

    Taking the single tower cable‐stayed bridge on Gaoxin 2nd Road in Wuhan as the research background ,this paper studies the wind‐induced vibration problem during the vertical rotation con‐struction of steel arch pylon of single tower cable‐stayed bridge and analyzes the wind‐induced respon‐ses of steel arch pylon waiting for installation of cables using the finite element analysis software AN‐SYS .Firstly ,the static force coefficients of the arch section for different wind attach angles are calcu‐lated by the combined use of ICEMCFD and FLUENT .By using MATLAB ,linear filtering method is adopted to simulate the fluctuatng wind to calculate the fluctuating wind matrix of key nodes of the steel arch pylon and the time series of wind speed are graphed .The buffeting forces are computed based on the time series of wind speed and then transformed into the time domain .Finally ,wind loads are applied to the FEM model in ANSYS and the wind‐induced vibrations of the steel arch pylon are obtained by the time domain analysis of buffeting using the transient state analysis method .The re‐sults shows that the stability and security of steel arch pylon under wind load can be guaranteed for the one month wating period for the installation of cables .%针对独塔斜拉桥钢拱塔竖转过程中由风荷载引起的振动问题,以武汉市高新二路独塔斜拉桥竖转施工为研究背景,利用有限元分析软件ANSYS对等待挂索的钢拱塔进行风致响应分析。首先运用ICEMCFD和FLUENT结合的方式模拟计算钢拱塔截面在多个风攻角下的静力三分力系数;接着选择线性滤波法进行脉动风模拟,通过MATLAB计算得到钢拱塔关键节点的脉动风速矩阵,并绘制风速时程曲线。根据脉动风速时程曲线计算抖振力的大小并进行时域化处理,在有限元模型上施加风荷载,用瞬态分析法对钢拱塔进行抖振时域分析,获得钢拱塔的振动响应。计算

  11. Cooling towers principles and practice

    CERN Document Server

    Hill, G B; Osborn, Peter D

    1990-01-01

    Cooling Towers: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of the theory and practice, so that installations are correctly designed and operated. As with all branches of engineering, new technology calls for a level of technical knowledge which becomes progressively higher; this new edition seeks to ensure that the principles and practice of cooling towers are set against a background of up-to-date technology. The book is organized into three sections. Section A on cooling tower practice covers topics such as the design and operation of c

  12. Ozonation of cooling tower waters

    Science.gov (United States)

    Humphrey, M. F.; French, K. R.; Howe, R. D. (Inventor)

    1979-01-01

    Continuous ozone injection into water circulating between a cooling tower and heat exchanger with heavy scale deposits inhibits formation of further deposits, promotes flaking of existing deposits, inhibits chemical corrosion and controls algae and bacteria.

  13. Allegheny County Cell Tower Points

    Data.gov (United States)

    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset portrays cell tower locations as points in Allegheny County. The dataset is based on outbuilding codes in the Property Assessment Parcel Database used...

  14. Tower Temperature and Humidity Sensors (TWR) Handbook

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Cook, DR

    2010-02-01

    Three tall towers are installed at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility: a 60-meter triangular tower at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility (CF), a 21-meter walkup scaffolding tower at the SGP Okmulgee forest site (E21), and a 40-meter triangular tower at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) Barrow site. The towers are used for meteorological, radiological, and other measurements.

  15. Deployable tensegrity towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pinaud, Jean-Paul

    The design of a complete tensegrity system involves the analysis of static equilibria, the mechanical properties of the configuration, the deployment of the structure, and the regulation and dynamics of the system. This dissertation will explore these steps for two different types of structures. The first structure is the traditional Snelson Tower, where struts are disjointed, and is referred to as a Class 1 tensegrity. The second structure of interest is referred to as a Class 2 structure, where two struts come in contact at a joint. The first part of the thesis involves the dynamics of these tensegrity structures. Two complete nonlinear formulations for the dynamics of tensegrity systems are derived. In addition, a general formulation for the statics for an arbitrary tensegrity structure resulted from one of the dynamic formulations and is presented with symmetric and nonsymmetric tensegrity configurations. The second part of the thesis involves statics. The analysis of static equilibria and the implementation of this analysis into an open loop control law that will deploy the tensegrity structures along an equilibrium manifold are derived. The analysis of small stable tensegrity units allow for a modular design, where a collection of these units can be assembled into a larger structure that obeys the same control laws for deployment concepts. In addition, a loaded structure is analyzed to determine the optimal number of units required to obtain a minimal mass configuration. The third part of the thesis involves laboratory hardware that demonstrates the practical use of the methodology presented. A Class 2 symmetric structure is constructed, deployed, and stowed using the analysis from part two. In addition, the static equilibria of a Class 1 structure is computed to obtain nonsymmetric reconfigurations. The final part of the thesis involves the attenuation of white noise disturbances acting on nodes of both structures. The structures are simulated using linear

  16. Myocardial Bridging

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Shi-Min Yuan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Myocardial bridging is rare. Myocardial bridges are most commonly localized in the middle segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The anatomic features of the bridges vary significantly. Alterations of the endothelial morphology and the vasoactive agents impact on the progression of atherosclerosis of myocardial bridging. Patients may present with chest pain, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia and even sudden death. Patients who respond poorly to the medical treatment with β-blockers warrant a surgical intervention. Myotomy is a preferred surgical procedure for the symptomatic patients. Coronary stent deployment has been in limited use due to the unsatisfactory long-term results.

  17. Case Study on 4000 m-span Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Haijun Wang

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This study describes the case studies for a cable-stayed suspension bridges proposed over the Tsugaru Strait, Japan. Center Bridge is designed as a compound bridge of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges with 4000 m super-long-span. Case studies about the effects of cable-stayed bridge length, the design of sub-cable, height and stiffness of main tower, type of foundation and length of side span on displacement were carried out. With appropriate design of above parameters, the compound bridge can reduce horizontal displacement of main tower and vertical deflection in the central portion and enhance resistance to partial loading. The study reports the results based on these case studies.

  18. Modelling of Bending of Windturbine Tower

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Andersen, Kurt

    1997-01-01

    Describes a model of a windturbine tower's transverse oscillation depending of turbulence in the wind.......Describes a model of a windturbine tower's transverse oscillation depending of turbulence in the wind....

  19. Tower-supported solar-energy collector

    Science.gov (United States)

    Selcuk, M. K.

    1977-01-01

    Multiple-collector tower system supports three receiver/concentrators that absorb solar energy reflected from surrounding field of heliostats. System overcomes disadvantages of tower-supported collectors. Booms can be lowered during heavy winds to protect arms and collectors.

  20. Case Study on 4000 m-span Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge

    OpenAIRE

    Haijun Wang; Jiandong Wang; Hua Wei

    2014-01-01

    This study describes the case studies for a cable-stayed suspension bridges proposed over the Tsugaru Strait, Japan. Center Bridge is designed as a compound bridge of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges with 4000 m super-long-span. Case studies about the effects of cable-stayed bridge length, the design of sub-cable, height and stiffness of main tower, type of foundation and length of side span on displacement were carried out. With appropriate design of above parameters, the compound...

  1. The Tower as a Metaphor and Concept

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pihl, Ole Verner

    2007-01-01

    Tatlin´s "Monument to the Third International" from 1919, which in turn was a response to the Eiffel Tower being build in Paris in 1989. The Eiffel Tower is the iconic symbol of Paris and the new industrial spirit in Europe at the time. Almost all tourists love to buy tiny models of the Eiffel tower when...

  2. The solar towers of Chankillo

    CERN Document Server

    Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina

    2012-01-01

    An ancient solar observatory is composed by thirteen towers lined on a hill of a coastal desert of Peru. This is the Chankillo observatory. Here we discuss it, showing some simulations of the local sun direction. An analysis of the behaviour of shadows is also proposed.

  3. Preventing accidents at intake towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Villegas, F. (INTEGRAL S.A., Medellin, CO (United States))

    1994-03-01

    Strong air blow-outs occurring in the intake tower of Guatape Hydroelectric Power Plant in Colombia have caused two serious accidents recently. The causes of the accidents were investigated and recommendations are made here to prevent future repetitions of these dangerous events. (UK)

  4. The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi

    CERN Document Server

    Levy, Uri

    2010-01-01

    In this work I study a modified Tower of Hanoi puzzle, which I term Magnetic Tower of Hanoi (MToH). The original Tower of Hanoi puzzle, invented by the French mathematician Edouard Lucas in 1883, spans "base 2". That is - the number of moves of disk number k is 2^(k-1), and the total number of moves required to solve the puzzle with N disks is 2^N - 1. In the MToH puzzle, each disk has two distinct-color sides, and disks must be flipped and placed so that no sides of the same color meet. I show here that the MToH puzzle spans "base 3" - the number of moves required to solve an N+1 disk puzzle is essentially three times larger than he number of moves required to solve an N disk puzzle. The MToH comes in 3 flavors which differ in the rules for placing a disk on a free post and therefore differ in the possible evolutions of the Tower states towards a puzzle solution. I analyze here algorithms for minimizing the number of steps required to solve the MToH puzzle in its different versions. Thus, while the colorful ...

  5. Good towers of function Fields

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Nguyen, Nhut

    of q. In this thesis, we study a construction using Drinfeld modules that produces explicitly defined families of algebraic curves that asymptotically achieve Ihara’s constant. Such families of curves can also be described using towers of function fields. Restated in this language the aim...

  6. Origin and prevention of infection with Legionella pneumophila through cooling towers and evaporative cooling towers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Evaporative cooling towers and industrial ventilator cooling towers have repeatedly been described as the origin of Legionnaires' disease. This article describes the design and function of cooling towers and evaporative cooling towers, sums up knowledge on the colonization of such systems with Legionella pneumophila, and describes conditions permitting the transmission of Legionella. Furthermore, design, maintenance, cleaning and disinfection measures are indicated which are believed to reduce the risk of infection through industrial and evaporative cooling towers. (orig.)

  7. Plant Vogtle cooling tower studies

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    O' Steen, L.

    2000-01-26

    Intensive ground-based field studies of plumes from two large, natural-draft cooling towers were conducted in support of the MTI modeling effort. Panchromatic imagery, IR imagery, meteorological data, internal tower temperatures and plant power data were collected during the field studies. These data were used to evaluate plume simulations, plume radioactive transfer calculations and plume volume estimation algorithms used for power estimation. Results from six field studies indicate that a 3-D atmospheric model at sufficient spatial resolution can effectively simulate a cooling tower plume if the plume is of sufficient size and the ambient meteorology is known and steady. Small plumes and gusty wind conditions degrade the agreement between the simulated and observed plumes. Thermal radiance calculations based on the simulated plumes produced maximum IR temperatures (near tower exit) which were in good agreement with measured IR temperatures for the larger plumes. For the smaller plumes, the calculated IR temperature was lower than the measured temperature by several degrees. Variations in maximum IR plume temperature with decreasing power (one reactor was undergoing a shutdown process), were clearly observed in the IR imagery and seen in the simulations. These temperature changes agreed with those calculated from an overall tower energy and momentum balance. Plume volume estimates based on camcorder images at three look angles were typically 20--30 percent larger than the plume volumes derived from the simulations, although one estimate was twice the simulated volume. Volume overestimation is expected and will have to be accounted for to some degree if plume volume is to be a useful diagnostic quantity in power estimation. Volume estimation with MTI imagery will require a large, stable plume and two looks in the visible bands (5m GSD) along with a solar shadow.

  8. Bridge Management Systems

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way.......In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way....

  9. Programmevaluierung Bridge

    OpenAIRE

    Warta, Katharina; Good, Barbara; Geyer, Anton

    2009-01-01

    BRIDGE is an initiative funded by the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) that aims to close the “funding gap” between basic and applied research in stand-alone projects with the primary objective of jointly developing the potential of basic and applied research. BRIDGE acts as an  umbrella structure under which the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the  Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) coordinate two thematically open funding programmes: The ...

  10. National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Bridges

    Data.gov (United States)

    Department of Homeland Security — The NBI is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 600,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate Highways,...

  11. Multiobjective Optimal Control of Longitudinal Seismic Response of a Multitower Cable-Stayed Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Geng Fangfang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The dynamic behavior of a multitower cable-stayed bridge with the application of partially longitudinal constraint system using viscous fluid dampers under real earthquake ground motions is presented. The study is based on the dynamic finite element model of the Jiashao Bridge, a six-tower cable-stayed bridge in China. The prime aim of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of viscous fluid dampers on the longitudinal seismic responses of the bridge and put forth a multiobjective optimization design method to determine the optimized parameters of the viscous fluid dampers. The results of the investigations show that the control objective of the multitower cable-stayed bridge with the partially longitudinal constraint system is to yield maximum reductions in the base forces of bridge towers longitudinally restricted with the bridge deck, with slight increases in the base forces of bridge towers longitudinally unrestricted with the bridge deck. To this end, a multiobjective optimization design method that uses a nondominating sort genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II is used to optimize parameters of the viscous fluid dampers. The effectiveness of the proposed optimization design method is demonstrated for the multitower cable-stayed bridge with the partially longitudinal constraint system, which reveals that a design engineer can choose a set of proper parameters of the viscous fluid dampers from Pareto optimal fronts that can satisfy the desired performance requirements.

  12. Investigations concerning seismic response control of self-anchored suspension bridge with MR dampers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Menggang YANG; Zhengqing CHEN; Jianhua HU

    2008-01-01

    To mitigate the seismic response of selfanchored suspension bridges, equations of motion governing the coupled system of bridge- magneto-rheological (MR) dampers subject to seismic excitation are formulated by employing the phenomenological model of MR dampers. A corresponding computer program is developed and employed for studying the seismic response control of a self-anchored suspension bridge with a main span of 350 m. The effect of variable current and number of dampers on seismic response control is investigated. The numerical results indicate the longitudinal displacement of the tower top and bridge girder decrease with the increase in input current and number of MR dampers attached longitudinally at the tower-girder connections, and the internal forces of the tower are effectively attenuated as well. It appears that small electronic current (0.5 A in this study) may sufficiently attenuate the seismic responses for practical engineering applications.

  13. Application of Time Delay Consideration on Bridge Vibration Control Method with Active Tendons

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lezin Seba MINSILI

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available For many years bridge structures have been designed or constructed as passive structures that rely on their mass and solidity to resist external forces, while being incapable of adapting to the dynamics of an ever-changing environment. When the rigidity assumption is not met in particular for high-rise structures like bridge towers, a proper dynamic model should be established and conclusions made on the differential vibration of the tower when it is investigated out of the bridge system. The present work outlines a vibration control method by tendons on the tower of cable supported structures considering time delay effects, based on the discrete-time Linearization of the Feedback Gain Matrix. The efficiency of this vibration control method first proposed on the design process of a local bridge in Cameroon, is more compatible to the control of civil structures and is of great interest in accordance with simulation results.

  14. A Proposal for 4000m-span Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Haijun Wang

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study proposed a compound bridge of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges with 4000 m super-long-span over the Tsugaru Strait, Japan. Near to the main towers, cable-stayed bridges and prestressed concrete decks are proposed. It is helpful to enhance rigidity and endure the great axial compression force. In the center of the span, suspension bridges and steel box decks are stiffened by trusses, it can reduce self-weigh and the space between girders, thus contribute to aero-elastic stability. RCFT main tower, RC shell pier and RCFT jacket foundation can enhance rigidity and reduce self-weigh. As a result, the live-dead load ratio of proposal is 0.05 and it is equivalent to 2500m-span suspension bridge.

  15. The Global Tower of Babel

    OpenAIRE

    Cairns, John

    2005-01-01

    The key to long-term economic and social stability is the sustainable use of the planet. The Global Tower of Babel is such a formidable obstacle in achieving sustainable use of the planet that the barriers must be diminished. However, if a global consensus can be reached and compatible eco-ethics and sustainability ethics can be established, humankind may have a chance at achieving sustainability despite its cultural diversity.

  16. Building Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    The report Building Bridges adresses the questions why, how and for whom academic audience research has public value, from the different points of view of the four working groups in the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies – “New Media Genres, Media Literacy and Trust...... in the Media”, “Audience Interactivity and Participation”, “The Role of Media and ICT Use for Evolving Social Relationships” and “Audience Transformations and Social Integration”. Building Bridges is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the Action and non-academic stakeholders in the field of audience...

  17. Evaluating transmission towers potentials during ground faults

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    During ground faults on transmission lines, a number of towers near the fault are likely to acquire high potentials to ground. These tower voltages, if excessive, may present a hazard to humans and animals. This paper presents analytical methods in order to determine the transmission towers potentials during ground faults, for long and short lines. The author developed a global systematic approach to calculate these voltages, which are dependent of a number of factors. Some of the most important factors are: magnitudes of fault currents, fault location with respect to the line terminals, conductor arrangement on the tower and the location of the faulted phase, the ground resistance of the faulted tower, soil resistivity, number, material and size of ground wires. The effects of these factors on the faulted tower voltages have been also examined for different types of power lines.

  18. 'Towers in the Tempest' Computer Animation Submission

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shirah, Greg

    2008-01-01

    The following describes a computer animation that has been submitted to the ACM/SIGGRAPH 2008 computer graphics conference: 'Towers in the Tempest' clearly communicates recent scientific research into how hurricanes intensify. This intensification can be caused by a phenomenon called a 'hot tower.' For the first time, research meteorologists have run complex atmospheric simulations at a very fine temporal resolution of 3 minutes. Combining this simulation data with satellite observations enables detailed study of 'hot towers.' The science of 'hot towers' is described using: satellite observation data, conceptual illustrations, and a volumetric atmospheric simulation data. The movie starts by showing a 'hot tower' observed by NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft's three dimensional precipitation radar data of Hurricane Bonnie. Next, the dynamics of a hurricane and the formation of 'hot towers' are briefly explained using conceptual illustrations. Finally, volumetric cloud, wind, and vorticity data from a supercomputer simulation of Hurricane Bonnie are shown using volume techniques such as ray marching.

  19. Building Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    The report Building Bridges adresses the questions why, how and for whom academic audience research has public value, from the different points of view of the four working groups in the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies – “New Media Genres, Media Literacy and Trust...

  20. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in unknown, Norton County Appraisal Office.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of unknown. It is described as 'Cell Towers'. Data by this publisher are...

  1. The Tower of Hanoi and finite automata

    OpenAIRE

    Allouche, Jean-Paul; Shallit, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    Some of the algorithms for solving the Tower of Hanoi puzzle can be applied "with eyes closed" or "without memory". Here we survey the solution for the classical Tower of Hanoi that uses finite automata, as well as some variations on the original puzzle. In passing, we obtain a new result on morphisms generating the classical and the lazy Tower of Hanoi, and a new result on automatic sequences.

  2. Bridged graphite oxide materials

    Science.gov (United States)

    Herrera-Alonso, Margarita (Inventor); McAllister, Michael J. (Inventor); Aksay, Ilhan A. (Inventor); Prud'homme, Robert K. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    Bridged graphite oxide material comprising graphite sheets bridged by at least one diamine bridging group. The bridged graphite oxide material may be incorporated in polymer composites or used in adsorption media.

  3. Optimal inflatable space towers of high height

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bolonkin, A.

    Author suggested, developed theory, and computed some projects of an optimal inflatable space tower of the heights some hundreds km. These towers can be used for tourism, scientist observation of space, Earth surface, Earth weather, Earth top atmosphere, and for radio, TV, communication transmissions. These towers can be used for launching of the space ships and Earth s atellites. The computed projects not expensive, do not request rockets. They need only in thin strong films composed from the artificial fibers and fabricated by a current industry. Towers can be built by a current technology. Towers can be explored (for tourism, communication, etc.) in a time of the construction process and give a profit, self- financing for further constriction. They can permanent increase their height. The tower design does not request a work at the high altitudes. All construction works will be making at the Earth surface. Author suggests the transport system for this tower of a high capability, which does not request a power energy issue. The small engine (only for a friction compensation) is located at the Earth surface. The tower is separated on sections and has a special protection of a case of a damage. It is considered also the problems of security, control, repair, etc. of the suggested towers. The author has also solved additional problems, which appear in these projects and which can look as difficult for the given proposal and current technology. The author is prepared to discuss the problems with serious organizations, which want to research and develop these projects.

  4. Optimal Inflatable Space Towers of High Height

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bolonkin, Alexander

    2002-01-01

    Author provides theory and computations for building inflatable space towers up to a hundred km in height. These towers can be used for tourism; scientific observation of space, earth's surface, weather, top atmosphere, as well as for radio, television, and communication transmissions. These towers can also be used to launch space ships and Earth satellites. These projects are not expensive and do not require rockets. They require thin strong films composed from artificial fibers and fabricated by current industry. Towers can be built using present technology. Towers can be used (for tourism, communication, etc.) during the construction process and provide self-financing for further construction. The tower design does not require work at high altitudes; all construction can be done at the earth's surface. The transport system for this tower consists a small engine (used only for friction compensation) located at the earth's surface. The tower is separated into sections and has special protection mechanism in case of a damage. Problems involving security, control, repair, and stability of the proposed towers are addressed in subsequent publications. The author is prepared to discuss these and other problems with serious organizations desiring to research and develop these projects.

  5. Optical design of airport control tower cabs.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Carman, P D; Budde, H W

    1980-02-15

    A study has been made of optical aspects of airport control towers as part of a planned general optimization of control towers by Transport Canada. Problems found were reflections, glare, visual obstructions, identification of distant objects, and excessive solar heat. The study makes recommendations on cab shape, tower height, glazing, shades, sunglasses, binoculars, and internal lighting. Proper choice of cab shape (e.g., 30 degrees window inclination and 12-28 sides) provided effective control of reflections. Some plastic shades werefound to increase the risk of eye damage. Two tower cabs incorporating the recommendations have been built and were found to be satisfactory. PMID:20216882

  6. Plumes from one and two cooling towers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Use of mechanical- and natural-draft cooling towers is expanding in the United States in response to pressures for better resource allocation and preservation. Specifically, increasing public and regulatory concern over the effects of the intake and discharge of large volumes of cooling water has encouraged electric utilities to accept cooling towers as the primary method of removing condenser waste heat even though once-through cooling is considerably less expensive. Other factors encouraging the use of cooling towers include small water supply and consumption rates, reduction in land requirements (compared to cooling ponds or lakes), and operational flexibility. The growing demand for electric energy should also add to the increase of cooling tower use. The experimental program and its comparison to model prediction suggest that optimal siting of cooling towers, particularly multiple towers, is a task requiring knowledge of ambient wind history, plume dynamics, and tower operating conditions. Based on the tower wake effects and on the results for interaction of plumes from two cooling towers, site terrain may be a very significant factor in plume dynamics and interaction

  7. The future cooling tower; Fremtidens koeletaarn

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ibsen, C.H. (Vestas Aircoil A/S, Lem St. (Denmark)); Schneider, P. (Teknologisk Institut, AArhus (Denmark)); Haaning, N. (Ramboell A/S, Copenhagen (Denmark)); Lund, K. (Nyrup Plast A/S, Nyrup (Denmark)); Soerensen, Ole (MultiWing A/S, Vedbaek (Denmark)); Dalsgaard, T. (Silhorko A/S, Skanderborg (Denmark)); Pedersen, Michael (Skive Kommune, Skive (Denmark))

    2011-03-15

    This project has designed and built a pilot-scale cooling tower with an output of up to 100 kW for which good correlation has been ascertained between measured and calculated values for output and pressure loss. The new cooling tower will save approximately 15% of electricity consumption compared with the widespread dry coolers. The pilot tower uses rainwater so that both water consumption and electricity consumption are saved in softening plants. On the basis of this cooling tower, models have been made and these have been implemented in PackCalc II in order to calculate electricity and other operating savings. (Energy 11)

  8. European Sail Tower SPS concept

    Science.gov (United States)

    Seboldt, W.; Klimke, M.; Leipold, M.; Hanowski, N.

    2001-03-01

    Based on a DLR-study in 1998/99 on behalf of ESA/ESTEC called "System Concepts, Architectures and Technologies for Space Exploration and Utilization (SE&U)" a new design for an Earth-orbiting Solar Power Satellite (SPS) has been developed. The design is called "European Sail Tower SPS" and consists mainly of deployable sail-like structures derived from the ongoing DLR/ESA solar sail technology development activity. Such a SPS satellite features an extremely light-weight and large tower-like orbital system and could supply Europe with significant amounts of electrical power generated by photovoltaic cells and subsequently transmitted to Earth via microwaves. In order to build up the sail tower, 60 units - each consisting of a pair of square-shaped sails - are moved from LEO to GEO with electric propulsion and successively assembled in GEO robotically on a central strut. Each single sail has dimensions of 150m × 150 m and is automatically deployed, using four diagonal light-weight carbon fiber (CFRP) booms which are initially rolled up on a central hub. The electric thrusters for the transport to GEO could also be used for orbit and attitude control of the assembled tower which has a total length of about 15 km and would be mainly gravity gradient stabilized. Employing thin film solar cell technology, each sail is used as a solar array and produces an electric power in orbit of about 3.7 MW e. A microwave antenna with a diameter of 1 km transmits the power to a 10 km rectenna on the ground. The total mass of this 450 MW SPS is about 2100 tons. First estimates indicate that the costs for one kWh delivered in this way could compete with present day energy costs, if launch costs would decrease by two orders of magnitude. Furthermore, mass production and large numbers of installed SPS systems must be assumed in order to lower significantly the production costs and to reduce the influence of the expensive technology development. The paper presents the technical concept

  9. Mechanical Properties of UHPFRC Joint for FORIDA Wind Turbine Tower

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Sørensen, Eigil Verner

    FORIDA Development, Vestas and Aalborg University are currently undertaking the project “FORIDA Hybrid Towers – The towers for next generation of wind turbines”, aiming to develop a new wind turbine tower structure (The FORIDA Tower) for very tall turbines. The tower is going to be a hybrid of ma...... materials combining steel and Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC), applied as precast units. The FORIDA Tower is competitive regarding price, design, flexibility and durability....

  10. Green towers and green walls

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sharp, R. [Sharp and Diamond Landscape Architecture and Planning, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    2006-07-01

    North American cities face many major environmental and health issues such as urban heat island effect, the intensity of storms, microclimate around buildings, imperviousness of sites, poor air quality and increases in respiratory disease. Several new technologies are starting to address global impacts and community level issues as well as the personal health and comfort of building occupants. These include green towers, living walls, vegetated rooftops and ecological site developments. This paper examined these forms of eco-development and presented their benefits. It discussed green walls in Japan; green towers in Malaysia, Singapore and Great Britain; green facades of climbing plants; active living walls in Canada; and passive living walls in France and Canada. It also discussed thermal walls; thematic walls; vertical gardens and structured wildlife habitat. Last, it presented testing, monitoring, research and conclusions. The Centre for the Advancement of Green Roof Technology is setting up a program to test thermal performance, to assess plant survival and to monitor green walls at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada as much of the research out of Japan is only available in Japanese script. It was concluded that green architecture can provide shade, food, rainwater, shelter for wildlife and mimic natural systems. 15 refs.

  11. An Optimal Unramified Tower of Function Fields

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Brander, Kristian

    2008-01-01

    Efficient construction of long algebraic geometric--codes resulting from optimal towers of function fields is known to be difficult. In the following a tower which is both optimal and unramified after its third level, is investigated in the hope that its simple ramification structure can be explo...

  12. Experimental Number Theory, Part I : Tower Arithmetic

    OpenAIRE

    Gnang, Edinah K.

    2011-01-01

    We introduce in this section an Algebraic and Combinatorial approach to the theory of Numbers. The approach rests on the observation that numbers can be identified with familiar combinatorial objects namely rooted trees, which we shall here refer to as towers. The bijection between numbers and towers provides some insights into unexpected connexions between Number theory, combinatorics and discrete probability theory.

  13. Carbon Nanotube Tower-Based Supercapacitor

    Science.gov (United States)

    Meyyappan, Meyya (Inventor)

    2012-01-01

    A supercapacitor system, including (i) first and second, spaced apart planar collectors, (ii) first and second arrays of multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) towers or single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) towers, serving as electrodes, that extend between the first and second collectors where the nanotube towers are grown directly on the collector surfaces without deposition of a catalyst and without deposition of a binder material on the collector surfaces, and (iii) a porous separator module having a transverse area that is substantially the same as the transverse area of at least one electrode, where (iv) at least one nanotube tower is functionalized to permit or encourage the tower to behave as a hydrophilic structure, with increased surface wettability.

  14. Augmented Reality Tower Technology Assessment

    Science.gov (United States)

    Reisman, Ronald J.; Brown, David M.

    2009-01-01

    Augmented Reality technology may help improve Air Traffic Control Tower efficiency and safety during low-visibility conditions. This paper presents the assessments of five off-duty controllers who shadow-controlled' with an augmented reality prototype in their own facility. Initial studies indicated unanimous agreement that this technology is potentially beneficial, though the prototype used in the study was not adequate for operational use. Some controllers agreed that augmented reality technology improved situational awareness, had potential to benefit clearance, control, and coordination tasks and duties and could be very useful for acquiring aircraft and weather information, particularly aircraft location, heading, and identification. The strongest objections to the prototype used in this study were directed at aircraft registration errors, unacceptable optical transparency, insufficient display performance in sunlight, inadequate representation of the static environment and insufficient symbology.

  15. Study on effects of environmental temperature on dynamic characteristics of Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Miao Changqing; Chen Liang; Feng Zhaoxiang

    2011-01-01

    The dynamic characteristics of three-tower and two-span suspension bridge are analyzed at different global temperatures. An equivalent cable inner force method is proposed to consider temperature effects and to study the effects of environmental temperature on dynamic characteristics of Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge. The result demonstrates that the effects of temperature can not be neglected in static or dynamic analysis of Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge. The relationship between temperature and frequency is negative. The effects of temperature should be taken into account in experimental modal analysis of long-span bridges and damage identification.

  16. Wind loads analysis at the anchorages of the Talavera de la Reina cable stayed bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    L. Rosa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes wind tunnel tests performed on wind tunnel models of the Talavera de la Reina cable stayed bridge. The work describes the aeroelastic model construction and it is focused on the evaluation and analysis of the mean and peak wind loads at the tower foundation and the cable anchorages since these data can be very useful by the bridge manufacturer as a support for the bridge design. The work is part of a complete wind tunnel study carried out to analyze the aeroelastic stability of the bridge.

  17. Wind towers architecture, climate and sustainability

    CERN Document Server

    Bahadori, Mehdi N; Sayigh, Ali

    2014-01-01

    This book offers a holistic treatment of wind towers, from their underlying scientific principles to design and operation. Includes suggestions for optimization based on the authors' own research findings from recent analytical studies.

  18. Another Look at the Tower of Hanoi

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shwarger, Michael

    1977-01-01

    Through the use of sequences, geometric progressions and permutations, the author investigates some interesting and unusual questions concerning the number of moves required by each disc in solving the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. (JT)

  19. Dubai Tower%迪拜高塔

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2005-01-01

    @@ The design for RMJM 83-storey Dubai Tower is a dynamic and elegantly proportioned skyscraper, rising over 400 metres above the Arabian Gulf. Situated at the prominent water' s edge, this crystalline glass tower is intended to provide an iconic and symbolic reference for Dubai in the neighbouring city of Doha, Qatar. The development will contain world-class retail, offices,hotel, serviced apartments and residential units.

  20. Cellular Phone Towers - TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN: Cellular Towers in Indiana (Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, Derived from FCC ULS, Point Shapefile)

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This dataset is a point shapefile of licensed cellular towers downloaded as part of the FCC ULS database of cellular towers in Indiana. The ground condition of this...

  1. Impact Coefficient Analysis of Long-Span Railway Cable-Stayed Bridge Based on Coupled Vehicle-Bridge Vibration

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yongle Li

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Compared with medium and small span bridges, very limited attention has been paid on the research of the impact coefficient of long-span railway bridges. To estimate the impact effects of long-span railway bridges subjected to moving vehicles, a real long-span railway cable-stayed bridge is regarded as the research object in this study, and a coupled model of vehicle-bridge system is established. The track irregularities are taken as the system excitation and the dynamic responses of the vehicle-bridge system are calculated. The impact effects on main girder, stayed cable, bearings, and bridge tower are discussed at various vehicle speeds. The results show that different components of the long-span railway cable-stayed bridge have different impact coefficients. Even for each part, the impact coefficient is also different at different local positions. It reveals that the impact coefficients in the actual situation may have significant differences with the related code clauses in the present design codes.

  2. Summary of tower designs for large horizontal axis wind turbines

    Science.gov (United States)

    Frederick, G. R.; Savino, J. M.

    1986-01-01

    Towers for large horizontal axis wind turbines, machines with a rotor axis height above 30 meters and rated at more than 500 kW, have varied in configuration, materials of construction, type of construction, height, and stiffness. For example, the U.S. large HAWTs have utilized steel truss type towers and free-standing steel cylindrical towers. In Europe, the trend has been to use only free-standing and guyed cylindrical towers, but both steel and reinforced concrete have been used as materials of construction. These variations in materials of construction and type of construction reflect different engineering approaches to the design of cost effective towers for large HAWTs. Tower designs are the NASA/DOE Mod-5B presently being fabricated. Design goals and requirements that influence tower configuration, height and materials are discussed. In particular, experiences with United States large wind turbine towers are elucidated. Finally, current trends in tower designs for large HAWTs are highlighted.

  3. Aerodynamical errors on tower mounted wind speed measurements due to the presence of the tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bergstroem, H. [Uppsala Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Meteorology; Dahlberg, J.Aa. [Aeronautical Research Inst. of Sweden, Bromma (Sweden)

    1996-12-01

    Field measurements of wind speed from two lattice towers showed large differences for wind directions where the anemometers of both towers should be unaffected by any upstream obstacle. The wind speed was measured by cup anemometers mounted on booms along the side of the tower. A simple wind tunnel test indicates that the boom, for the studied conditions, could cause minor flow disturbances. A theoretical study, by means of simple 2D flow modelling of the flow around the mast, demonstrates that the tower itself could cause large wind flow disturbances. A theoretical study, based on simple treatment of the physics of motion of a cup anemometer, demonstrates that a cup anemometer is sensitive to velocity gradients across the cups and responds clearly to velocity gradients in the vicinity of the tower. Comparison of the results from the theoretical study and field tests show promising agreement. 2 refs, 8 figs

  4. Fiber reinforced polymer composites for bridge structures

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alexandra CANTORIU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Rapid advances in construction materials technology have led to the emergence of new materials with special properties, aiming at safety, economy and functionality of bridges structures. A class of structural materials which was originally developed many years ago, but recently caught the attention of engineers involved in the construction of bridges is fiber reinforced polymer composites. This paper provides an overview of fiber reinforced polymer composites used in bridge structures including types, properties, applications and future trends. The results of this study have revealed that this class of materials presents outstanding properties such as high specific strength, high fatigue and environmental resistance, lightweight, stiffness, magnetic transparency, highly cost-effective, and quick assembly, but in the same time high initial costs, lack of data on long-term field performance, low fire resistance. Fiber reinforced polymer composites were widely used in construction of different bridge structures such as: deck and tower, I-beams, tendons, cable stands and proved to be materials for future in this field.

  5. Tilts of the Master Equatorial Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ahlstrom, H. G., Jr.; Gawronski, W.; Girdner, D.; Noskoff, E.; Sommerville, J. N.

    2000-07-01

    At the center of the DSS-14 antenna, a tower reaches to the focal point of the antenna dish. The master equatorial (ME) instrument is located at the top of the tower. This instrument precisely (with an accuracy that exceeds that of the antenna) follows the commanded trajectory. Through the optical coupling, the antenna focal point follows the ME. One factor of the antenna pointing precision is the movement of the ME base, i.e., the top of the tower. For this reason, measurements of the ME tower tilts have been taken in order to quantify the tilts, to determine possible causes of the tilting, and to update the antenna pointing budget. They were conducted under three antenna operating modes: during tracking, slewing, and antenna stowing. The measurements indicate that the ME tower tilts introduce significant pointing errors that exceed the required 32-GHz (Ka-band) pointing precision (estimated as 0.8 mdeg for a 0.1-dB gain loss). Four different sources of tilt were identified and require verification.

  6. Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge——The first kilometer level three-pylon two-span suspension bridge in the world

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Zhong Jianchi

    2011-01-01

    Taizhou Bridge, located at the middle of Jiangsu Province, connecting Taizhou City and Zhenjiang City, started in Dec. 2007. The bridge is the first kilometer level three-pylon suspension bridge in the world, and it adopts longitudinal herringbone shape steel middle pylon for the first time in the world. The foundation of the middle tower is the deepest underwater caisson in soil on earth. A great many of technical innovations such as the design techniques of three-pylon suspension bridge,precisely locating and bottom-sealing techniques of the large scale caisson foundation,manufacturing, combination techniques of steel and concrete in the middle tower, welding of extra thick steel plate,manufacture and control techniques of abnormal sections of the middle tower and so on were introduced.

  7. The Design Research of a New-Type Steel Pipe Communication Tower%一种新型钢管通信塔的设计实践研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    于送洋

    2012-01-01

    Communication Tower ofLuchao Port in Donghai Bridge in Shanghai is a steel pipe tower with a new structural type. The height of the tower is 90.75 meters, all is assembled with tubes. The shape of the tower is differrent from the conventional tower it looks like a people erecting next to the East China Sea Bridge. There are four different sections of the total structure of the tower. In the design stage, some achievement after the research and optimization about the type of the tower, the calculation of the wind force, the analysis of the structure and the conformation of the joints are got.%上海东海大桥芦潮港综合通信塔采用了一种新型钢管结构的塔型.塔高90.75m,全钢管结构,全塔结构分为四个区段.此塔造型采用了有别于常规塔型的结构形式,立面外形成人字形竖立在东海大桥旁,在设计过程中,对结构形式、风荷载计算、结构分析及节点构造等进行了研究和优化,取得了较为理想的成果.

  8. Aerostatic Stability of Long-Span Cable-Stayed Bridges: Parametric Study

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    程进; 江见鲸; 肖汝诚; 项海帆

    2003-01-01

    The increasing span of cable-stayed bridges has focused more attention on the aerostatic stability of the design and construction of such bridges. This paper presents a new method to analyze the nonlinear aerostatic stability of cable-stayed bridges including all three components of the wind load and the geometric nonlinearity. The analysis was used to investigate the effects of the wind angle of incidence, the wind load of individual bridge elements, the sagging of cable elements, the changes of tower height and the changes of side span length on the aerostatic stability of cable-stayed bridges. The results show that the wind angle of incidence and the wind loads on the cables have an important effect on the aerostatic stability of cable-stayed bridges.

  9. Simple model of a cooling tower plume

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jan, Cizek; Jiri, Nozicka

    2016-06-01

    This article discusses the possibilities in the area of modeling of the so called cooling tower plume emergent at operating evaporating cooling systems. As opposed to recent publication, this text focuses on the possibilities of a simplified analytic description of the whole problem where this description shall - in the future - form the base of a calculation algorithms enabling to simulate the efficiency of systems reducing this cooling tower plume. The procedure is based on the application of basic formula for the calculation of the velocity and concentration fields in the area above the cooling tower. These calculation is then used to determine the form and the total volume of the plume. Although this approach does not offer more exact results, it can provide a basic understanding of the impact of individual quantities relating to this problem.

  10. Operating manual for the Tower Shielding Facility

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This manual provides information necessary to operate and perform maintenance on the reactor systems and all equipment or systems which can affect their operation or the safety of personnel at the Tower Shielding Facility. The first four chapters consist of introductory and descriptive material of benefit to personnel in training, the qualifications required for training, the responsibilities of the personnel in the organization, and the procedures for reviewing proposed experiments. Chapter 8, Emergency Procedures, is also a necessary part of the indoctrination of personnel. The procedures for operation of the Tower Shielding Reactor (TSR-II), its water cooling system, and the main tower hoists are outlined in Chapters 5, 6, and 7. The Technical Specification surveillance requirements for the TSR-II are summarized in Chapter 9. The maintenance and calibration schedule is spelled out in Chapter 10. The procedures for assembly and disassembly of the TSR-II are outlined in Chapter 11

  11. CFD simulation of a solar tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Koten, Hasan; Yukselenturk, Yalcyn; Yilmaz, Mustafa [Marmara University Mechanical Engineering Department (Turkey)], E-mail: hasan.koten@marmara.edu.tr

    2011-07-01

    With the depletion of fossil fuels and the rising concerns about their impacts on the environment, the use of alternative energy sources has become necessary. Among the alternatives, solar energy, with its unlimited resources and its low impact on the environment, is the most promising. The aim of this paper is to present a numerical model of a regular solar tower. A CFD analysis of the solar tower was performed with a commercial CFD code and velocity fields, temperature measurements and flow characteristics were determined and compared to experimental results available in the literature. It was found that the numerical model is capable of assessing the buoyant air flow in chimneys. In addition results showed that increasing the solar chimney height, solar collector area, or solar irradiance increases power generation capacity while ambient temperature does not significantly affect this capacity. This study provided a numerical model which is proficient in modeling solar towers.

  12. Universal Engineering Model for Cooling Towers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mohd Arif

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a universal engineering model, which can be used to formulates both counter-flow and cross-flow cooling towers. By using fundamental laws of mass and energy balance, the effectiveness of heat exchange is approximated by a second order polynomial equation. Gauss -Newton and Levenberg-Marquardt methods are then used to determine the coefficients from manufactures data. Compared with the existing models, the new model has two main advantages: (1 As the engineering model is derived from engineering perspective, it involves fewer input variables and has better description of the cooling tower operation; (2 There is no iterative computation required, this feature is very important for online optimization of cooling tower performance. Although the model is simple, the results are very accurate. Application examples are given to compare the proposed model with commonly used models.

  13. The design of solar tower power plants

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gretz, J.

    The conversion of solar energy into electricity in solar thermal tower power plants is examined. Mirrors attached to mobile, sun-following heliostats concentrate solar rays into the opening of a receiver mounted on a tower. In the receiver, the radiant energy is absorbed by a system of pipes filled with a flowing material which is heated and drives a turbogenerator directly or via a heat exchanger. It is shown that the optics involved in this concept preclude the optimization of the pipe material, since the local distribution of rays in the heater of tower power plants varies diurnally and annually. This requires each pipe section to be designed for maximum stress, even though that stress occurs only at brief intervals during the day.

  14. Cooling tower water conditioning study. [using ozone

    Science.gov (United States)

    Humphrey, M. F.; French, K. R.

    1979-01-01

    Successful elimination of cooling tower treatment chemicals was demonstrated. Three towers functioned for long periods of time with ozone as the only treatment for the water. The water in the systems was reused as much as 30 times (cycles of concentration) without deleterious effects to the heat exchangers. Actual system blow-down was eliminated and the only makeup water added was that required to replace the evaporation and mist entrainment losses. Minimum water savings alone are approximately 75.1 1/kg/year. Cost estimates indicate that a savings of 55 percent was obtained on the systems using ozone. A major problem experienced in the use of ozone for cooling tower applications was the difficulty of accurate concentration measurements. The ability to control the operational characteristics relies on easily and accurately determined concentration levels. Present methods of detection are subject to inaccuracies because of interfering materials and the rapid destruction of the ozone.

  15. Engineering photochemical smog through convection towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Elliott, S.; Prueitt, M.L.; Bossert, J.E.; Mroz, E.J.; Krakowski, R.A.; Miller, R.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Jacobson, M.Z.; Turco, R.P. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)]|[Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Atmospheric Sciences Dept.

    1995-02-01

    Reverse convection towers have attracted attention as a medium for cleansing modern cities. Evaporation of an aqueous mist injected at the tower opening could generate electrical power by creating descent, and simultaneously scavenge unsightly and unhealthful particulates. The study offered here assesses the influence to tower water droplets on the photochemical component of Los Angeles type smog. The primary radical chain initiator OH is likely removed into aqueous phases well within the residence time of air in the tower, and then reacts away rapidly. Organics do not dissolve, but nighttime hydrolysis of N{sub 2}O{sub 5} depletes the nitrogen oxides. A lack of HOx would slow hydrocarbon oxidation and so also ozone production. Lowering of NOx would also alter ozone production rates, but the direction is uncertain. SO{sub 2} is available in sufficient quantities in some urban areas to react with stable oxidants, and if seawater were the source of the mist, the high pH would lead to fast sulfur oxidation kinetics. With an accommodation coefficient of 10{sup {minus}3}, however, ozone may not enter the aqueous phase efficiently. Even if ozone is destroyed or its production suppressed, photochemical recovery times are on the order of hours, so that tower processing must be centered on a narrow midday time window. The cost of building the number of structures necessary for this brief turnover could be prohibitive. The increase in humidity accompanying mist evaporation could be controlled with condensers, but might otherwise counteract visibility enhancements by recreating aqueous aerosols. Quantification of the divergent forcings convection towers must exert upon the cityscape would call for coupled three dimensional modeling of transport, microphysics, and photochemistry. 112 refs.

  16. Two-Player Tower of Hanoi

    OpenAIRE

    Chappelon, Jonathan; Larsson, Urban; Matsuura, Akihiro

    2015-01-01

    15 pages, 7 figures, 1 table; The Tower of Hanoi game is a classical puzzle in recreational mathematics, which also has a strong record in pure mathematics. In a borderland between these two areas we find the characterization of the minimal number of moves, which is $2^n-1$, to transfer a tower of $n$ disks. But there are also other variations to the game, involving for example move edges weighted by real numbers. This gives rise to a similar type of problem, but where the final score seeks t...

  17. Lifting system and apparatus for constructing wind turbine towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Livingston, Tracy; Schrader, Terry; Goldhardt, James; Lott, James

    2011-02-01

    The disclosed invention is utilized for mounting a wind turbine and blade assembly on the upper end of a wind turbine tower. The invention generally includes a frame or truss that is pivotally secured to the top bay assembly of the tower. A transverse beam is connected to the frame or truss and extends fore of the tower when the frame or truss is in a first position and generally above the tower when in a second position. When in the first position, a wind turbine or blade assembly can be hoisted to the top of the tower. The wind turbine or blade assembly is then moved into position for mounting to the tower as the frame or truss is pivoted to a second position. When the turbine and blade assembly are secured to the tower, the frame or truss is disconnected from the tower and lowered to the ground.

  18. Study of Vertical Seismic Response of Concrete Self-Anchored Suspension Bridges

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    刘春城; 石磊; 张哲

    2004-01-01

    Based on the variational prineiple of incomplete generalized potential energy with large deflection, the vertical nonlinear vibrational differential equation of self-anchored suspension bridge is presented by taking the effect of coupling of flexural and axial action into consideration. The linear vertical equation is obtained by omitting the nonlinear term, and the pseudo excitation method(PEM). Taking the self-anchored concrete suspension bridge over Lanqi Songhua river for an example, the expected peak responses of main beam, towers and cables are calculated. And the seismic spatial effects on vertical seismic response of self-anchored suspension bridges are discussed.

  19. Optimization of steel monopod offshore-towers under probabilistic constraints

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    In this work, economical design implementation of a circular steel monopod-offshore-tower, which is subjected to the extreme wave loading, is presented. The mass of the tower is considered as the objective function. The thickness and radius of the cross-section of the tower are adopted as design var

  20. Cable Supported Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    Cable supported bridges in the form of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges are distinguished by their ability to overcome large spans.The book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, covering both design and construction aspects. The analytical part covers simple methods...... to quantify the different structural configurations and allows a preliminary optimization of the main structure.Included are the most recent advances in structural design, corrosion protection of cables, aerodynamic safety, and erection procedures....

  1. Balsa Tower Walls Brave "Big Buster"

    Science.gov (United States)

    Granlund, George

    2008-01-01

    Like many technology teachers, the author, a technology education teacher at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan, tries to stretch his budget by "milking" each student activity for maximum benefit. In the technology department, they use balsa wood towers to teach the basics of structural engineering. To get the most from their materials,…

  2. Gravity Helped Terrorists Destory Twin Towers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李兆增

    2002-01-01

    Though terrorists triggered (触发) the collapse (倒塌) of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, much of the energy--calculated by a physicist to have been at least 2 percent that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima(广岛)--was supplied by nature's most ubiquitous(普通存在的)force: gravity.

  3. The Tower of Hanoi and Inductive Logic

    Science.gov (United States)

    Merrotsy, Peter

    2015-01-01

    In the "Australian Curriculum," the concept of mathematical induction is first met in the senior secondary subject Specialist Mathematics. This article details an example, the Tower of Hanoi problem, which provides an enactive introduction to the inductive process before moving to more abstract and cognitively demanding representations.…

  4. Technical specifications: Tower Shielding Reactor II

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The technical specifications define the key limitations that must be observed for safe operation of the Tower Shielding Reactor II (TSR-II) and an envelope of operation within which there is reasonable assurance that these limits cannot be exceeded. The specifications were written to satisfy the requirements of the Department of Energy (DOE) Manual Chapter 0540, September 1, 1972

  5. FORIDA Towers - Analysis of steel transition piece

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jensen, Lars Rom; Dollerup, Niels; Damkilde, Lars

    This report is a detailed analysis of the transition piece connecting the hybrid wind turbine towers lower UHPFRC part with the top steel part. The analysis of the transition piece includes a validation of the Service Limit State (SLS), the Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and the Fatigue loads. The...

  6. Wind Resistant Design of Bridges in Japan Developments and Practices

    CERN Document Server

    Fujino, Yozo; Tanaka, Hiroshi

    2012-01-01

    For long-span bridges, wind action is a dominant factor in their safety and serviceability. A large number of long-span bridges have been built in Japan over the past 30 years, and tremendous amounts of research and technical development have been accomplished in wind resistant design. This book is a compilation of the results of active research and development. Wind resistant design standards generated in Japan are described in the first few chapters. Then comes information such as design wind speed, structural damping, wind tunnel tests, and analyses, which provide the basis of the design standards. Wind-induced vibrations and their control of girders, towers, cables, and other features are explained with examples of field measurements. Comprehensive listings of Japanese experience in vibration control are also presented. Because achieving particularly dynamic safety against wind is still not an easy task, these data and information will be valuable assets for the wind-engineering and bridge-engineering com...

  7. Selenite Towers Move Faster Than Hanoï Towers, But Still Require Exponential Time

    OpenAIRE

    Barbay, Jérémy

    2016-01-01

    The Hanoi Tower problem is a classic exercise in recursive programming: the solution has a simple recursive definition, and its complexity and the matching lower bound correspond to the solution of a simple recursive function (the solution is so simple that most students memorize it and regurgitate it at exams without truly understanding it). We describe how some minor change in the rules of the Hanoi Tower yields various increases of difficulty in the solution, so that to require a deeper ma...

  8. Bouncing Towers move faster than Hanoi Towers, but still require exponential time

    OpenAIRE

    Barbay, Jérémy

    2016-01-01

    The problem of the Hanoi Tower is a classic exercise in recursive programming: the solution has a simple recursive definition, and its complexity and the matching lower bound are the solution of a simple recursive function (the solution is so easy that most students memorize it and regurgitate it at exams without truly understanding it). We describe how some very minor changes in the rules of the Hanoi Tower yield various increases of complexity in the solution, so that they require a deeper ...

  9. Mindless Intelligence Method for Solving the Tower of Hanoi Problem

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    TSAU Minhe; KAO Weiwen; CHANG Albert

    2009-01-01

    Over the past years, more and more attention has been paid to artificial life research. The main object of artificial life research is to explore how to control the enviromnents in which the digital organisms imitating natural life, under complicated competition and evolutionary conditions, develop their own wisdom, which can then be used to solve the problems in the real world. While most of the current researches applied one or another artificial life method to solve real problems, the fundamental mechanism of the emerging process of artificial life is seldom addressed. The research works on genetic algorithms, although bearing fruitful results, could only be deemed as constituting a basic stage in the process of artificial life development. This study proposes a new method of employing artificial life, to complement the contents of the research of mindless intelligence, which is regarded as a bridge linking genetic algorithms to general artificial life. And two important concepts, key manipulating parameters and contribution function in its context, are proposed to expand the mindless intelligence applications, in order to pave the way for the optimal design of an artificial life method, in an attempt to fill the conceptual gap between genetic algorithms and artificial life, and consequently clarifying the artificial life mechanism. As a case study we applied these innovative methods to solve an open problem: the Tower of Hanoi, to attest to the feasibility of our approach, and we have achieved satisfactory results.

  10. Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    Taizhou Bridge lies between Taizhou, Zhenjiang and Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province. The total length of Taizhou Bridge is 62.088 kin. The whole line is designed by freeway codes with six lanes in two directions. The wholeinvestment is 9.37 billion RMB and the planned construction duration is 5.5 years. The main bridge crossing the Yangtze River is a continuous three-pylon two-span suspension bridge with the main span of 1 080 m. The bridge system is realized for the first time and ranks first in the world until now.

  11. Construction and control technology of the main bridge superstructure of Sutong Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Zhang Hong; Luo Chenbin; Zhang Yongtao; You Xinpeng

    2009-01-01

    The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge (short as Sutong Bridge) is now the largest span cable-stayed bridge in the world. The construction of the superstructure of the middle bridge covered several stages including erection of the big block girders for the side span, assistant span and tower area, erection of standard girders and closure of the middle span. The big block girders were hoisted by a floating crane, and the standard girders were hoisted by a double crane system on the deck. The pushing assistant method was adopted for the middle span closure construction. Furthermore, key technologies and innovative methods used in the processes of girder erection and cable assemblage in all stages were expatiated systematically. An all-stage self- adaptive geometry control method was used in the construction process. By accurately controlling the unstressed dimensions and shape of all structural components in each step, and realization that the control system and the controlled system adapt to each other, the goal was to make control of the final line shape and inner force of the bridge structure achievable. Two solutions, including GPS based and total station based dynamic geometry monitoring systems, were used to resolve the measure problem under the wide-range of wind-induced vibrations in the long cantilever state. Finally, research on the wind-induced vibration of the superstructure during the construction period was executed. Buffeting response analysis to the longest single and double cantilever states were carried out. The analysis and evaluation of wind resistance safety of the main girders under the longest single cantilever state was made, and corresponding wind resistance measures were suggested. The as-built geometric error and cable force error were controlled in a required design range, and this whole technological achievement can be a benchmark for construction of other large span cable-stayed bridges in the future.

  12. Study on Tower Models for EHV Transmission Line

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xu Bao-Qing

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Lightning outage accident is one of the main factors that threat seriously the safe and reliable operation of power system. So it is very important to establish reasonable transmission tower model and evaluate the impulse response characteristic of lightning wave traveling on the transmission tower properly for determining reliable lightning protection performance. With the help of Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP, six 500kV tower models are built. Aiming at one line to one transformer operating mode of 500kV substation, the intruding wave overvoltage under different tower models is calculated. The effect of tower model on intruding overvoltage has been studied. The results show that different tower models can result in great differences to the calculation results. Hence, reasonable selection of the tower model in the calculation of back- strike intruding wave is very important.

  13. A simplified fragility analysis of fan type cable stayed bridges

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    R. A. Khan; T. K. Datta; S. Ahmad

    2005-01-01

    A simplified fragility analysis of fan type cable stayed bridges using Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA)procedure is presented for determining their failure probability under random ground motion. Seismic input to the bridge support is considered to be a risk consistent response spectrum which is obtained from a separate analysis. For the response analysis, the bridge deck is modeled as a beam supported on springs at different points. The stiffnesses of the springs are determined by a separate 2D static analysis of cable-tower-deck system. The analysis provides a coupled stiffness matrix for the spring system. A continuum method of analysis using dynamic stiffness is used to determine the dynamic properties of the bridges .The response of the bridge deck is obtained by the response spectrum method of analysis as applied to multidegree of freedom system which duly takes into account the quasi - static component of bridge deck vibration. The fragility analysis includes uncertainties arising due to the variation in ground motion, material property, modeling, method of analysis,ductility factor and damage concentration effect. Probability of failure of the bridge deck is determined by the First Order Second Moment (FOSM) method of reliability. A three span double plane symmetrical fan type cable stayed bridge of total span 689 m, is used as an illustrative example. The fragility curves for the bridge deck failure are obtained under a number of parametric variations. Some of the important conclusions of the study indicate that (i) not only vertical component but also the horizontal component of ground motion has considerable effect on the probability of failure; (ii) ground motion with no time lag between support excitations provides a smaller probability of failure as compared to ground motion with very large time lag between support excitation; and (iii) probability of failure may considerably increase for soft soil condition.

  14. Wind-induced response analysis of a wind turbine tower including the blade-tower coupling effect

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Xiao-bo CHEN; Jing LI; Jian-yun CHEN

    2009-01-01

    To analyze wind-induced response characteristics of a wind turbine tower more accurately, the blade-tower coupling effect was investigated. The mean wind velocity of the rotating blades and tower was simulated according to wind shear effects,and the fluctuating wind velocity time series of the wind turbine were simulated by a harmony superposition method. A dynamic finite element method (FEM) was used to calculate the wind-induced response of the blades and tower. Wind-induced responses of the tower were calculated in two cases (one included the blade-tower coupling effect, and the other only added the mass of blades and the hub at the top of the tower), and then the maximal displacements at the top of the tower of the tow cases were compared with each other. As a result of the influence of the blade-tower coupling effect and the total base shear of the blades, the maximal displacement of the first case increased nearly by 300% compared to the second case. To obtain more precise analysis, the blade-tower coupling effect and the total base shear of the blades should be considered simultaneously in the design of wind turbine towers.

  15. Finite-element (FE modelling of bridge dynamics from exposure to moving load

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    G.M. Kadisov

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Solutions to the problem of cable-stayed bridge dynamics are received and analysed on the basis of two modelling options. According to the first one space-time finite-elements are used. The first three bridge vibration modes are shown to study cable-stayed bridge fluctuations when exposed to the vertical force moving at a constant speed and compile charts of time history strains in fixed sections of a deck. According to the second option a suspended superstructure is represented by a fold with absolutely rigid transverse membranes in joints of cables, a bridge tower is represented by a beam. Natural modes of the bridge are received by a solution of homogeneous system equations of the mixed method. Nodal lines of a fold for the first four natural modes are shown. The comparative description of applicability of the above-mentioned methods of solving problems of dynamics affected by moving load is given.

  16. Dynamic analysis of the Milad Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wilhelm, Edwin; Ford, Mitchell; Coelho, Darren; Lawler, Lachlan; Ansourian, Peter; Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando; Tahmasebinia, Faham

    2016-08-01

    This report involves the modelling of the Milad Tower using the finite element analysis program Strand7. A dynamic analysis was performed on the structure in order to understand the deflections and stresses as a result of earthquake and wind loading. In particular, Linear Static as well as Natural Frequency and Spectral Response solvers were used to determine the behaviour of the structure under loading. The findings of the report highlight that the structure was modelled accurately with the outputs representing realistic values. The report suggests that the design of the beams, columns, slabs and all structural members was sufficient enough to support the tower during maximum loading cases. The governing load case was earthquake loading.

  17. Solar Physics at the Einstein Tower

    CERN Document Server

    Denker, C; Rendtel, J; Arlt, K; Balthasar, H; Diercke, A; Manrique, S J González; Hofmann, A; Kuckein, C; Önel, H; Pavai, V Senthamizh; Staude, J; Verma, M

    2016-01-01

    The solar observatory Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm) at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam is both a landmark of modern architecture and an important place for solar physics. Originally built for high-resolution spectroscopy and measuring the gravitational redshift, research shifted over the years to understanding the active Sun and its magnetic field. Nowadays, telescope and spectrographs are used for research and development, i.e., testing instruments and in particular polarization optics for advanced instrumentation deployed at major European and international astronomical and solar telescopes. In addition, the Einstein Tower is used for educating and training of the next generation astrophysicists as well as for education and public outreach activities directed at the general public. This article comments on the observatory's unique architecture and the challenges of maintaining and conserving the building. It describes in detail the characteristics of telescope, spectrographs, and imagers; it portrays some of ...

  18. Optical study of solar tower power plants

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eddhibi, F.; Ben Amara, M.; Balghouthi, M.; Guizani, A.

    2015-04-01

    The central receiver technology for electricity generation consists of concentrating solar radiation coming from the solar tracker field into a central receiver surface located on the top of the tower. The heliostat field is constituted of a big number of reflective mirrors; each heliostat tracks the sun individually and reflects the sunlight to a focal point. Therefore, the heliostat should be positioned with high precision in order to minimize optical losses. In the current work, a mathematical model for the analysis of the optical efficiency of solar tower field power plant is proposed. The impact of the different factors which influence the optical efficiency is analyzed. These parameters are mainly, the shading and blocking losses, the cosine effect, the atmospheric attenuation and the spillage losses. A new method for the calculation of blocking and shadowing efficiency is introduced and validated by open literature.

  19. Damping of wind turbine tower vibrations

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Brodersen, Mark Laier; Pedersen, Mikkel Melters

    Damping of wind turbine vibrations by supplemental dampers is a key ingredient for the continuous use of monopiles as support for offshore wind turbines. The present thesis consists of an extended summary with four parts and appended papers [P1-P4] concerning novel strategies for damping of tower...... dominated vibrations.The first part of the thesis presents the theoretical framework for implementation of supplemental dampers in wind turbines. It is demonstrated that the feasibility of installing dampers at the bottom of the tower is significantly increased when placing passive or semiactive dampers...... that a minimum of three braces in a symmetric circumferential configuration are needed to introduce homogeneous damping in the two lowest vibration modes, independent of the rotor direction. A novel hybrid viscous damper concept is described in the second part. The hybriddamper consists of a viscous dash...

  20. Review of cooling tower drift deposition models

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Chen, N.C.J.

    1977-05-04

    The behavior, basic assumptions, and limitations of ten different models for calculating the drift deposition rate from wet cooling towers are reviewed and then their predicted results for such deposition with a common set of input parameters are compared. The predicted maximum deposition differs among the models by two orders of magnitude with a wide range in peak location. Comments and suggestions to improve the models are included.

  1. Modified Hanoi Towers Groups and Limit Spaces

    CERN Document Server

    Makisumi, Shotaro; Steinhurst, Benjamin

    2009-01-01

    We introduce the $k$-peg Hanoi automorphisms and Hanoi self-similar groups, a generalization of the Hanoi Towers groups, and give conditions for them to be contractive. We analyze the limit spaces of a particular family of contracting Hanoi groups, $H_c^{(k)}$, and show that these are the unique maximal contracting Hanoi groups under a suitable symmetry condition. Finally, we provide partial results on the contraction of Hanoi groups with weaker symmetry.

  2. I-adic towers in topology

    OpenAIRE

    Wuethrich, Samuel

    2004-01-01

    A large variety of cohomology theories is derived from complex cobordism MU^*(-) by localizing with respect to certain elements or by killing regular sequences in MU_*. We study the relationship between certain pairs of such theories which differ by a regular sequence, by constructing topological analogues of algebraic I-adic towers. These give rise to Higher Bockstein spectral sequences, which turn out to be Adams spectral sequences in an appropriate sense. Particular attention is paid to th...

  3. Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    None

    2012-10-20

    This technology evaluation assesses side stream filtration options for cooling towers, with an objective to assess key attributes that optimize energy and water savings along with providing information on specific technology and implementation options. This information can be used to assist Federal sites to determine which options may be most appropriate for their applications. This evaluation provides an overview of the characterization of side stream filtration technology, describes typical applications, and details specific types of filtration technology.

  4. Solar tower and farming plants compared

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The article gives an abbreviated version of a study under the guidance of the DLR, comparing solar tower and farming plants (channel collectors) for electricity generation, in respect of technical and economical aspects. The comparison considers various influencing factors such as for instance: Meteorological conditions, characteristic technical differences, unit size, and permits conclusions, which are important for the development and construction of future plants. (orig.)

  5. The solar two power tower project

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A consortium of United States utility concerns led by Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has begun a cooperative project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and industry to convert the 10-MWe Solar One Tower Pilot Plant to molten nitrate salt technology. Successful operation of the convert plant to be called Solar Two, will reduce the economic risks in building the initial commercial power tower projects and accelerate the commercial acceptance of this promising renewable energy technology. In a molten salt power tower plant, sunlight is concentrated by a field of sun-tracking mirrors, called heliostats, onto a centrally located receiver, atop a tower. Molten salt is heated in the receiver and stored until it is needed to generate steam to power a conventional turbine generator. Joining the SCE and DOE in sponsoring in sponsoring this project are the following organizations: Los Alamos department of Water Power, Idaho Power Company, PacifiCorp, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Arizona Public Service Company, Salt River Project, City of Pasadena, California Energy Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, South Coast Air Quality Commission, Electric Power research Institute, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Bechtel Corporation. The Solar Two project will convert the Solar One heat transfer system from a water/steam type to molten nitrate salt by replacing the water/steam receiver and oil/rock thermal storage system with a nitrate salt receiver, salt thermal storage, and steam generator. The estimate cost of Solar Two, including 3-year test period, is 48.5 millions. The plant will be on line in early 1995. (authors)

  6. Evaluation of TEP Deaeration Tower Rectangular Flange

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    WANG; Zhi-hao

    2013-01-01

    The rectangular flange is adapted in the heater of TEP deaeration tower(Fig.1).The rectangular flange is no-round type flange,the evaluation of which is worked on equivalent round flange method.Thecalculation is based on no-round type flange evaluation chapter in HGT 20582—2011 Steel chemical vessel strength calculation code.The loads on the flange are inner pressure,nozzle loads and seismic loads.The nozzle loads is

  7. European dry cooling tower operating experience

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    DeSteese, J.G.; Simhan, K.

    1976-03-01

    Interviews were held with representatives of major plants and equipment manufacturers to obtain current information on operating experience with dry cooling towers in Europe. The report documents the objectives, background, and organizational details of the study, and presents an itemized account of contacts made to obtain information. Plant selection was based on a merit index involving thermal capacity and length of service. A questionnaire was used to organize operational data, when available, into nine major categories of experience. Information was also solicited concerning the use of codes and standards to ensure the achievement of cooling tower performance. Several plant operators provided finned-tube samples for metallographic analysis. Additionally, information on both operating experience and developing technology was supplied by European technical societies and research establishments. Information obtained from these contacts provides an updated and representative sample of European experience with dry cooling towers, which supplements some of the detailed reviews already available in the literature. In addition, the study presents categorized operating experience with installations which have not been reviewed so extensively, but nevertheless, have significant operational histories when ranked by the merit index. The contacts and interviews reported in the survey occurred between late March and October 1975. The study was motivated by the expressed interest of U.S. utility industry representatives who expect European experience to provide a basis of confidence that dry cooling is a reliable technology, applicable when necessary, to U.S. operating requirements.

  8. European dry cooling tower operating experience

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Interviews were held with representatives of major plants and equipment manufacturers to obtain current information on operating experience with dry cooling towers in Europe. The report documents the objectives, background, and organizational details of the study, and presents an itemized account of contacts made to obtain information. Plant selection was based on a merit index involving thermal capacity and length of service. A questionnaire was used to organize operational data, when available, into nine major categories of experience. Information was also solicited concerning the use of codes and standards to ensure the achievement of cooling tower performance. Several plant operators provided finned-tube samples for metallographic analysis. Additionally, information on both operating experience and developing technology was supplied by European technical societies and research establishments. Information obtained from these contacts provides an updated and representative sample of European experience with dry cooling towers, which supplements some of the detailed reviews already available in the literature. In addition, the study presents categorized operating experience with installations which have not been reviewed so extensively, but nevertheless, have significant operational histories when ranked by the merit index. The contacts and interviews reported in the survey occurred between late March and October 1975. The study was motivated by the expressed interest of U.S. utility industry representatives who expect European experience to provide a basis of confidence that dry cooling is a reliable technology, applicable when necessary, to U.S. operating requirements

  9. Science education in rural America: Adaptations for the ivory tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    van Doren, Gregory S.

    communities are to improve. Some chasms created within ivory towers may never be bridged. Yet, those ideological chasms do not have to exist everywhere. The realities of working in the natural world and the practice of addressing multitudes of community challenges can alter perspectives, when horizons change from the edge of one's desk to those that meet the sea or sky.

  10. RESEARCH ON THE ASEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF LONG-SPAN CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE WITH DAMPING EFFECT

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wu Fangwen

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The main beam of a cable-stayed bridge with a floating system may have a larger longitudinal displacement subject to earthquake effect. Thus, seismic control and isolation are crucial to bridge safety. This paper takes Huai’an Bridge, which has elastic coupling devices and viscous dampers set at the joint of the tower and the beam, as the research background. Its finite element model is established, and the elastic stiffness of elastic coupling devices and damper parameters are analyzed. Viscous damper and elastic coupling devices are simulated using Maxwell model and spring elements, and their damping effects are analyzed and compared through structural dynamic time-history analysis. Results show that viscous damper and elastic coupling device furnished at the joint of tower and beam of a cable-stayed bridge tower beam can effectively reduce the longitudinal displacement of the key part of the construction subject to earthquake effect, perfect the internal force distribution, and improve the aseismic performance. Between the two, viscous damper has better damping effects.

  11. Concrete bridge prioritization system

    OpenAIRE

    Kesselring, Debbie Anne

    1995-01-01

    An alternative method of prioritization for concrete bridge maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation activities is required due to the inability of the current system to manage the increasing nmnber of aging concrete bridges. The Concrete Bridge Prioritization System was proposed because of its ability to address the critical technical parameters of safety and cost benefit in prioritization of funding and work allocation. The analysis includes four parts, service life assessment, s...

  12. Bridging the Gap

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska;

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures.......Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures....

  13. Bridging the Gap

    OpenAIRE

    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska; Murdock, Karen; Schmidt, Iben Julie

    2015-01-01

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures. Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ve...

  14. Semiconductor bridge (SCB) detonator

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bickes, Jr., Robert W.; Grubelich, Mark C.

    1999-01-01

    The present invention is a low-energy detonator for high-density secondary-explosive materials initiated by a semiconductor bridge igniter that comprises a pair of electrically conductive lands connected by a semiconductor bridge. The semiconductor bridge is in operational or direct contact with the explosive material, whereby current flowing through the semiconductor bridge causes initiation of the explosive material. Header wires connected to the electrically-conductive lands and electrical feed-throughs of the header posts of explosive devices, are substantially coaxial to the direction of current flow through the SCB, i.e., substantially coaxial to the SCB length.

  15. 大连长山大桥主桥合拢段施工方案%Construction Program of the Main Bridge Closure Section of Dalian Changshan Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    潘宇

    2015-01-01

    The main bridge of Changshan Bridge is twin towers and double cable planes three-span prestressed concrete extradosed cable-stayed bridge, whose main span is 260m, so it has the largest span in the same type of bridge. The main beam uses the prestressed concrete single box three rooms streamlined flat box girder. This paper briefly introduces the construction of main beam closure section.%长山大桥工程主桥为双塔双索面三跨预应力混凝土矮塔斜拉桥,主跨260m,为国内同类型桥梁最大跨径。主梁采用预应力混凝土单箱三室流线型扁平箱梁。文章就主梁合拢段施工作简要介绍。

  16. Lichens of the Hassan Tower Monument (Rabat, Morocco)

    OpenAIRE

    Ilham Nattah, Amina Ouazzani Touhami, Rachid Benkirane1, Mohamed El Kortbi, and Allal Douira

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the lichen species that colonize thewalls of the Hassan Tower, a historical monument of Morocco.The lichen species identified as Caloplaca flavescens, C.Vitellinula, Rocella phycopsis and Xanthoria calcicola are distributeddifferently on the walls of the tower. In addition to otherenvironmental factors, such lichen species encountered areinvolved in one way or another in the deterioration of buildingmaterials of the Hassan Tower.

  17. Optimal Electrostatic Space Tower (Mast, New Space Elevator)

    OpenAIRE

    Bolonkin, Alexander

    2007-01-01

    Author offers and researched the new and revolutionary inflatable electrostatic AB space towers (mast, new space elevator) up to one hundred twenty thousands kilometers (or more) in height. The main innovation is filling the tower by electron gas, which can create pressure up one atmosphere, has negligible small weight and surprising properties. The suggested mast has following advantages in comparison with conventional space elevator: 1. Electrostatic AB tower may be built from Earth surface...

  18. Review of New Concepts, Ideas and Innovations in Space Towers

    OpenAIRE

    Krinker, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Under Space Tower the author understands structures having height from 100 km to the geosynchronous orbit and supported by surface of Earths. The classical Space Elevator is not included in space towers. That has three main identifiers which distingue from Space Tower: Space Elevator has part over Geosynchronous Orbit (GSO) and all installation supported only the centrifugal force of Earth, immobile cable connected to surface of Earth, no pressure on the surface. A lot of new concepts, ideas ...

  19. Schreier spectrum of the Hanoi Towers group on three pegs

    OpenAIRE

    Grigorchuk, Rostislav; Sunic, Zoran

    2007-01-01

    Finite dimensional representations of the Hanoi Towers group are used to calculate the spectra of the finite graphs associated to the Hanoi Towers Game on three pegs (the group serves as a renorm group for the game). These graphs are Schreier graphs of the action of the Hanoi Towers group on the levels of the rooted ternary tree. The spectrum of the limiting graph (Schreier graph of the action on the boundary of the tree) is also provided.

  20. Technical Evaluation of Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    None

    2012-10-01

    Cooling towers are an integral component of many refrigeration systems, providing comfort or process cooling across a broad range of applications. Cooling towers represent the point in a cooling system where heat is dissipated to the atmosphere through evaporation. Cooling towers are commonly used in industrial applications and in large commercial buildings to release waste heat extracted from a process or building system through evaporation of water.

  1. Integrated system of structural health monitoring and intelligent management for a cable-stayed bridge.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Bin; Wang, Xu; Sun, Dezhang; Xie, Xu

    2014-01-01

    It is essential to construct structural health monitoring systems for large important bridges. Zhijiang Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that was built recently over the Hangzhou Qiantang River (the largest river in Zhejiang Province). The length of Zhijiang Bridge is 478 m, which comprises an arched twin-tower space and a twin-cable plane structure. As an example, the present study describes the integrated system of structural health monitoring and intelligent management for Zhijiang Bridge, which comprises an information acquisition system, data management system, evaluation and decision-making system, and application service system. The monitoring components include the working environment of the bridge and various factors that affect bridge safety, such as the stress and strain of the main bridge structure, vibration, cable force, temperature, and wind speed. In addition, the integrated system includes a forecasting and decision-making module for real-time online evaluation, which provides warnings and makes decisions based on the monitoring information. From this, the monitoring information, evaluation results, maintenance decisions, and warning information can be input simultaneously into the bridge monitoring center and traffic emergency center to share the monitoring data, thereby facilitating evaluations and decision making using the system.

  2. Real-time seismic monitoring of the integrated cape girardeau bridge array and recorded earthquake response

    Science.gov (United States)

    Celebi, M.

    2006-01-01

    This paper introduces the state of the art, real-time and broad-band seismic monitoring network implemented for the 1206 m [3956 ft] long, cable-stayed Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau (MO), a new Mississippi River crossing, approximately 80 km from the epicentral region of the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes. The bridge was designed for a strong earthquake (magnitude 7.5 or greater) during the design life of the bridge. The monitoring network comprises a total of 84 channels of accelerometers deployed on the superstructure, pier foundations and at surface and downhole free-field arrays of the bridge. The paper also presents the high quality response data obtained from the network. Such data is aimed to be used by the owner, researchers and engineers to assess the performance of the bridge, to check design parameters, including the comparison of dynamic characteristics with actual response, and to better design future similar bridges. Preliminary analyses of ambient and low amplitude small earthquake data reveal specific response characteristics of the bridge and the free-field. There is evidence of coherent tower, cable, deck interaction that sometimes results in amplified ambient motions. Motions at the lowest tri-axial downhole accelerometers on both MO and IL sides are practically free from any feedback from the bridge. Motions at the mid-level and surface downhole accelerometers are influenced significantly by feedback due to amplified ambient motions of the bridge. Copyright ASCE 2006.

  3. Integrated System of Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Management for a Cable-Stayed Bridge

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bin Chen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available It is essential to construct structural health monitoring systems for large important bridges. Zhijiang Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that was built recently over the Hangzhou Qiantang River (the largest river in Zhejiang Province. The length of Zhijiang Bridge is 478 m, which comprises an arched twin-tower space and a twin-cable plane structure. As an example, the present study describes the integrated system of structural health monitoring and intelligent management for Zhijiang Bridge, which comprises an information acquisition system, data management system, evaluation and decision-making system, and application service system. The monitoring components include the working environment of the bridge and various factors that affect bridge safety, such as the stress and strain of the main bridge structure, vibration, cable force, temperature, and wind speed. In addition, the integrated system includes a forecasting and decision-making module for real-time online evaluation, which provides warnings and makes decisions based on the monitoring information. From this, the monitoring information, evaluation results, maintenance decisions, and warning information can be input simultaneously into the bridge monitoring center and traffic emergency center to share the monitoring data, thereby facilitating evaluations and decision making using the system.

  4. Convective Cloud Towers and Precipitation Initiation, Frequency and Intensity

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vant-hull, B.; Mahani, S. E.; Autones, F.; Rabin, R.; Mecikalski, J. R.; Khanbilvardi, R.

    2012-12-01

    : Geosynchronous satellite retrieval of precipitation is desirable because it would provide continuous observation throughout most of the globe in regions where radar data is not available. In the current work the distribution of precipitation rates is examined as a function of cloud tower area and cloud top temperature. A thunderstorm tracking algorithm developed at Meteo-France is used to track cumulus towers that are matched up with radar data at 5 minute 1 km resolution. It is found that roughly half of the precipitation occurs in the cloud mass that surrounds the towers, and when a tower is first detected the precipitation is already in progress 50% of the time. The average density of precipitation per area is greater as the towers become smaller and colder, yet the averaged shape of the precipitation intensity distribution is remarkably constant in all convective situations with cloud tops warmer than 220 K. This suggests that on average all convective precipitation events look the same, unaffected by the higher frequency of occurrence per area inside the convective towers. Only once the cloud tops are colder than 220 K does the precipitation intensity distribution become weighted towards higher instantaneous intensities. Radar precipitation shown in shades of green to blue, lightning in orange; black diamonds are coldest points in each tower. Ratio of number of pixels of given precipitation inside versus outside the convective towers, for various average cloud top temperatures. A flat plot indicates the distribution of rainfall inside and outside the towers has the same shape.

  5. Optimal Inflatable Space Towers with 3 - 100 km Height

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bolonkin, Alexander

    2003-01-01

    Theory and computations are provided for building inflatable space towers up to one hundred kilometers in height. These towers can be used for tourism, scientific observation of space, observation of the Earth's surface, weather and upper atmosphere, and for radio, television, and communication transmissions. These towers can also be used to launch space ships and Earth satellites. These projects are not expensive and do not require rockets. They require thin strong films composed from artificial fibers and fabricated by current industry. The towers can be built using present technology. The towers can be used (for tourism, communication, etc.) during the construction process and provide self-financing for further construction. The tower design does not require work at high altitudes; all construction can be done at the Earth's surface. The transport system for a tower consists of a small engine (used only for friction compensation) located at the Earth's surface. The tower is separated into sections and has special protection mechanisms in case of damage. Problems involving security, control, repair, and stability of the proposed towers are addressed in other publications. The author is prepared to discuss these and other problems with serious organizations desiring to research and develop these projects.

  6. Adaptive Backstepping Control of Lightweight Tower Wind Turbine

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Galeazzi, Roberto; Borup, Kasper Trolle; Niemann, Hans Henrik;

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates the feasibility of operating a wind turbine with lightweight tower in the full load region exploiting an adaptive nonlinear controller that allows the turbine to dynamically lean against the wind while maintaining nominal power output. The use of lightweight structures...... for towers and foundations would greatly reduce the construction cost of the wind turbine, however extra features ought be included in the control system architecture to avoid tower collapse. An adaptive backstepping collective pitch controller is proposed for tower point tracking control, i.e. to modify...

  7. Principles of Bridge Reliability

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Nowak, Andrzej S.

    The paper gives a brief introduction to the basic principles of structural reliability theory and its application to bridge engineering. Fundamental concepts like failure probability and reliability index are introduced. Ultimate as well as serviceability limit states for bridges are formulated...

  8. The floating water bridge

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    When high voltage is applied to distilled water filled in two glass beakers which are in contact, a stable water connection forms spontaneously, giving the impression of a floating water bridge. A detailed experimental analysis reveals static and dynamic structures as well as heat and mass transfer through this bridge

  9. Dry cooling tower with water augmentation

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ireland, R.G.; Tramontini, V.N.

    1981-06-23

    An air cooling tower system is disclosed for condensing exhaust steam in power plants, that has water cooling augmentation to maintain the plant cooling capacity during high atmospheric temperature periods. The cooling tower includes a plurality of banks of brazed aluminum plate and fin type heat exchangers arranged in inverted ''v'' shaped sets. These heat exchangers cool ammonia used as the cooling fluid in the primary condenser for the power plant turbine exhaust steam. Each of these heat exchangers has a core consisting of a plurality of parallel aluminum plates spaced apart by fin assemblies that define a plurality of fluid passes. Approximately every other one of these passes has closed sides that open at the ends of the core to headers and define ammonia passes. The passes adjacent the ammonia passes are open at the sides and define air passes that permit the free flow of air transversely through the heat exchanger cores. An additional pass is provided adjacent every fourth one of the ammonia passes and these have closed sides and ends and define the passes for the cooling water. The water passes communicate at the bottom of the core with a water inlet manifold and at the top of the core with a water outlet manifold. The cooling tower system is designed so that at 55 degrees fahrenheit air temperatures or below, the cooling air alone will provide the necessary cooling for the ammonia to satisfy plant requirements. Above 55 degrees fahrenheit air temperature, cooling water from a separate water tank is pumped through the water passes to provide an additional cooling effect to maintain the design cooling capacity.

  10. Water-Powered Astronomical Clock Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sun, Xiaochun

    The construction of water-powered astronomical instruments was a long tradition of instrument making that started in the second century AD with Zhang Heng's water-powered celestial globe. The technology reached a peak when, in the eleventh century, Su Song and his team constructed the Water-Powered Astronomical Clock Tower which combined the armillary sphere, the celestial globe, and the time-keeping mechanism into a large automatic structure. Su Song's instrument contained a mechanism for controlling the water-powered movements of its wheels that amounts to an "escapement mechanism" for a mechanical clock. A new reconstruction of the mechanism is introduced in this chapter.

  11. Transmission Tower Environment Monitoring Using UAV

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Power utility engineers used to conduct ground survey to collect topographic data. Therefore, they can get detailed and accurate information, but these techniques take a lot of labors and expenses, and spending times for the surveying. An attractive solution to the ground survey is using images taken using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Images captured from UAV can be collected quickly and efficiently over the same area covered in the land survey, in a fraction of the time. The purpose of this research is to mosaic the large numbers of spectral images together into a region wide panoramic image which allows experts to analyze the data for transmission tower monitoring purposes.

  12. Vývoj hry Tower Defense

    OpenAIRE

    Tuček, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this work is to create a tutorial that will describe the development of a game, which is the type of Tower Defense. This tutorial will serve as an educational example for all who want to go on a journey to become a computer games programmer in the future. In this tutorial I will describe what must contain this type of game, what to avoid and how to solve some problems in game programming. The game used in the tutorial will be implemented in Java. The aim is to provide an outline an...

  13. Submarine tower escape decompression sickness risk estimation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Loveman, G A M; Seddon, E M; Thacker, J C; Stansfield, M R; Jurd, K M

    2014-01-01

    Actions to enhance survival in a distressed submarine (DISSUB) scenario may be guided in part by knowledge of the likely risk of decompression sickness (DCS) should the crew attempt tower escape. A mathematical model for DCS risk estimation has been calibrated against DCS outcome data from 3,738 exposures of either men or goats to raised pressure. Body mass was used to scale DCS risk. The calibration data included more than 1,000 actual or simulated submarine escape exposures and no exposures with substantial staged decompression. Cases of pulmonary barotrauma were removed from the calibration data. The calibrated model was used to estimate the likelihood of DCS occurrence following submarine escape from the United Kingdom Royal Navy tower escape system. Where internal DISSUB pressure remains at - 0.1 MPa, escape from DISSUB depths 60% DCS risk predicted for a 200-meter escape from saturation at 0.21 MPa. Using the calibrated model to predict DCS for direct ascent from saturation gives similar risk estimates to other published models. PMID:25109085

  14. Identification of aeroelastic forces on bridge cables from full-scale measurements

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Acampora, Antonio; Macdonald, J.H.G.; Georgakis, Christos

    2011-01-01

    Despite much research in recent years, large amplitude vibrations of inclined cables continue to be of concern for cable-stayed bridges. Various mechanisms have been suggested for their excitation, including rain-wind excitation, dry inclined cable galloping, high reduced velocity vortex shedding...... Bridge. The system records wind conditions and weather conditions, as well as accelerations of certain cables and a few locations on the deck and tower. Using state-of-the-art methods of output-only system identification, the vibration modes of the cables have been identified. From these modes...

  15. Nonlinear Analysis of Cable Vibration of a Multispan Cable-Stayed Bridge under Transverse Excitation

    OpenAIRE

    Kun Lin; Dujian Zou; Minghai Wei

    2014-01-01

    The nonlinear vibrations of cable in a multispan cable-stayed bridge subjected to transverse excitation are investigated. The MECS (multielements cable system) model, where multielements per cable stay are used, is built up and used to analyze the model properties of the multispan cable-stayed bridges. Then, a simplified two-degrees-of-freedom (2-DOFs) model, where the tower or the deck is reduced to a beam, is proposed to analyze the nonlinear dynamic behaviors of the beam and cable. The res...

  16. Reality based optimization of steel monopod offshore-towers

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    In this work, the implementation of reliability-based optimization (RBO) of a circular steel monopod-offshore-tower with constant and variable diameters (represented by segmentations) and thicknesses is presented. The tower is subjected to the extreme wave loading. For this purpose, the deterministi

  17. In Hot Water: A Cooling Tower Case Study. Instructor's Manual

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cochran, Justin; Raju, P. K.; Sankar, Chetan

    2005-01-01

    Vogtle Electric Generating Plant operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has found itself at a decision point. Vogtle depends on their natural draft cooling towers to remove heat from the power cycle. Depending on the efficiency of the towers, the cycle can realize more or less power output. The efficiency…

  18. In Hot Water: A Cooling Tower Case Study

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cochran, Justin; Raju, P. K.; Sankar, Chetan

    2005-01-01

    Problem Statement: Vogtle Electric Generating Plant operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has found itself at a decision point. Vogtle depends on their natural draft cooling towers to remove heat from the power cycle. Depending on the efficiency of the towers, the cycle can realize more or less power…

  19. Wind-induced Vibrations in the European Court Towers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Jannick B.; Brincker, Rune; Andersen, Ken G.;

    2012-01-01

    Issues regarding occupancy comfort in vibration-sensitive structures are the motivation of this study concerning windinduced vibrations in the European Court Towers in Luxembourg. In one of the two identical towers tuned liquid dampers (TLD) have been installed. Recent studies investigate the cha...

  20. Legionella species isolated from cooling towers in Kuala Lumpur.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ngeow, Y F; Tan, C H; Lim, S Y

    1992-03-01

    Three building complexes in Kuala Lumpur were surveyed for the presence of legionellae in cooling towers. The organisms were grown from 12 out of 46 samples of water collected from 30 towers. L. pneumophila serogroups 1 and 7 were the commonest serogroups isolated. None belonged to the Pontiac subgroup of L. pneumophila serogroup 1.

  1. Bridge technology report

    CERN Document Server

    2013-01-01

    Please note this is a Short Discount publication. As LANs have proliferated, new technologies and system concepts have come to the fore. One of the key issues is how to interconnect networks. One means of interconnection is to use a 'bridge'. Other competing technologies are repeaters, routers, and gateways. Bridges permit traffic isolation, connect network segments together and operate at the MAC layer. Further, because they operate at the MAC layer, they can handle a variety of protocols such as TCP/IP, SNA, and X.25. This report focuses on the specific technology of bridging two netw

  2. Health monitoring of Binzhou Yellow River highway bridge using fiber Bragg gratings

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ou, Jinping; Zhao, Xuefeng; Li, Hui; Zhou, Zhi; Zhang, Zhichun; Wang, Chuan

    2005-05-01

    Binzhou yellow river Highway Bridge with 300 meter span and 768 meter length is located in the Shandong province of China and is the first cable stayed bridge with three towers along the yellow river, one of the biggest rivers in China. In order to monitoring the strain and temperature of the bridge and evaluate the health condition, one fiber Bragg grating sensing network consists of about one hundred and thirty FBG sensors mounted in 31 monitoring sections respectively, had been built during three years time. Signal cables of sensors were led to central control room located near the main tower. One four-channel FBG interrogator was used to read the wavelengths from all the sensors, associated with four computer-controlled optic switches connected to each channel. One program was written to control the interrogator and optic switches simultaneously, and ensure signal input precisely. The progress of the monitoring can be controlled through the internet. The sensors embedded were mainly used to monitor the strain and temperature of the steel cable and reinforced concrete beam. PE jacket opening embedding technique of steel cable had been developed to embed FBG sensors safely, and ensure the reliability of the steel cable opened at the same time. Data obtained during the load test can show the strain and temperature status of elements were in good condition. The data obtained via internet since the bridge's opening to traffic shown the bridge under various load such as traffic load, wind load were in good condition.

  3. Study on the Flow of Particle Agglomerates in Desulfurization Tower

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zheng Jian-Xiang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the flow feature of particle agglomerates in a desulfurization tower, a three-dimensional numerical simulation of the gas-solid two phase flow in the tower is carried out by use of the LES model and the cohesive particles kinetics theory. Based on the experimental model of the internal circulation multistage spray desulfurization tower, the simulation successfully captures the key flow features in a desulfurization tower, find that: agglomerates forming a stable fluidization and stable internal circulation in the tower, present a typical ring-nuclear flow distribution trend. And the effects of the inlet gas velocity and inlet mass flux to the internal circulation are also analyzed.

  4. A parameter inversion for sea bridge based on high-resolution polarimetric synthetic aperture radar

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    LIU Genwang; ZHANG Jie; ZHANG Xi; MENG Junmin; WANG Guoyu

    2016-01-01

    Each reflection return of a bridge over water is displayed as wide stripe in a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image, which lead to difficulties in a parameter inversion. Therefore, a method of bridge parameter inversion is proposed for high-resolution full polarimetric SAR (PolSAR). First, the single, double and triple-bounce returns from each component of the bridge are distinguished by the polarization scattering features. Then the reasons which lead to the backscatter echoes of the bridge over water being displayed as stripes are analyzed, using a principle of microwave reflection, as well as an extraction method for each reflection return, and a parameter retrieval method is obtained. Finally, the parameters of the bridge, including the height (top and bottom surfaces of the sea bridge), width, thickness, span, and height of the bridge tower, are retrieved using full polarimetric AIRSAR data. When a comparison of the measured data is completed, the results indicate that the proposed method can invert the parameters with a high accuracy, and that the inversion error of the bridge height (bottom surface) is only 1.3%. Moreover, the results also show that for the high-resolution SAR, the C and L-band images have the same ability in regards to parameter retrieval.

  5. Cellular Phone Towers, Wireless Towers data layer - not sure of the tower type included, Published in 2008, 1:63360 (1in=1mile) scale, Graham County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:63360 (1in=1mile) scale, was produced all or in part from Not Provided information as of 2008. It is described as...

  6. Evaluation of IR technology applied to cooling tower performance

    Science.gov (United States)

    MacNamara, Neal A.; Zayicek, Paul A.

    1999-03-01

    Infrared thermography (IR) is widely used by electric utilities as an integral part of their predictive maintenance program. IR is utilized for inspection of a variety of plant mechanical and electrical components. Additionally, IR can be used to provide thermal performance information for other key plant systems, including assessment of cooling towers. Cooling tower performance directly affects availability and heat rate in fossil and nuclear power plants. Optimal tower performance contributes to efficient turbine operation and maximum power output. It is estimated that up to half of the cooling towers installed have failed to meet their design performance specifications. As a result, any additional degradation of tower performance resulting from fouling, valve degradation, unbalanced flow, or a poor maintenance practice has a direct effect on generation output. We have collected infrared thermography images of mechanical draft cooling towers, as part of Evaluation of IR Technology Applied to Cooling Tower Performance. IR images have been analyzed to provide information regarding general performance conditions and identification of operational deficiencies related to thermal performance. Similarly, IR can be implemented for monitoring of tower flow balance activities and for post-maintenance surveillance. To date, IR images have been used to identify areas of general flow imbalance, flooding or limited flow in individual cells, missing or broken tower fill material, fan performance and other problems related to maintenance or operational issues. Additionally, an attempt is being made to use quantitative thermal data, provided by the IR image analysis software, in conjunction with condenser input/output site ambient information, to evaluate and compare individual tower cell performance.

  7. Bridged Race Population Estimates

    Data.gov (United States)

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Population estimates from "bridging" the 31 race categories used in Census 2000, as specified in the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) race and ethnicity...

  8. Long Span Bridges in Scandinavia

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1998-01-01

    The first Scandinavian bridge with a span of more than 500 m was the Lillebælt Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1970.Art the end of the 20th century the longest span of any European bridge is found in the Storebælt East Bridge with a main span of 1624 m. Also the third longest span in Europ...

  9. Optical sampling of the flux tower footprint

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. A. Gamon

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this review is to address the reasons and methods for conducting optical remote sensing within the flux tower footprint. Fundamental principles and conclusions gleaned from over two decades of proximal remote sensing at flux tower sites are reviewed. An organizing framework is the light-use efficiency (LUE model, both because it is widely used, and because it provides a useful theoretical construct for integrating optical remote sensing with flux measurements. Multiple ways of driving this model, ranging from meteorological measurements to remote sensing, have emerged in recent years, making it a convenient conceptual framework for comparative experimental studies. New interpretations of established optical sampling methods, including the Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI and Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF, are discussed within the context of the LUE model. Multi-scale analysis across temporal and spatial axes is a central theme, because such scaling can provide links between ecophysiological mechanisms detectable at the level of individual organisms and broad patterns emerging at larger scales, enabling evaluation of emergent properties and extrapolation to the flux footprint and beyond. Proper analysis of sampling scale requires an awareness of sampling context that is often essential to the proper interpretation of optical signals. Additionally, the concept of optical types, vegetation exhibiting contrasting optical behavior in time and space, is explored as a way to frame our understanding of the controls on surface–atmosphere fluxes. Complementary NDVI and PRI patterns across ecosystems are offered as an example of this hypothesis, with the LUE model and light-response curve providing an integrating framework. We conclude that experimental approaches allowing systematic exploration of plant optical behavior in the context of the flux tower network provides a unique way to improve our understanding of environmental

  10. Optical sampling of the flux tower footprint

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gamon, J. A.

    2015-03-01

    The purpose of this review is to address the reasons and methods for conducting optical remote sensing within the flux tower footprint. Fundamental principles and conclusions gleaned from over two decades of proximal remote sensing at flux tower sites are reviewed. An organizing framework is the light-use efficiency (LUE) model, both because it is widely used, and because it provides a useful theoretical construct for integrating optical remote sensing with flux measurements. Multiple ways of driving this model, ranging from meteorological measurements to remote sensing, have emerged in recent years, making it a convenient conceptual framework for comparative experimental studies. New interpretations of established optical sampling methods, including the Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI) and Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF), are discussed within the context of the LUE model. Multi-scale analysis across temporal and spatial axes is a central theme, because such scaling can provide links between ecophysiological mechanisms detectable at the level of individual organisms and broad patterns emerging at larger scales, enabling evaluation of emergent properties and extrapolation to the flux footprint and beyond. Proper analysis of sampling scale requires an awareness of sampling context that is often essential to the proper interpretation of optical signals. Additionally, the concept of optical types, vegetation exhibiting contrasting optical behavior in time and space, is explored as a way to frame our understanding of the controls on surface-atmosphere fluxes. Complementary NDVI and PRI patterns across ecosystems are offered as an example of this hypothesis, with the LUE model and light-response curve providing an integrating framework. We conclude that experimental approaches allowing systematic exploration of plant optical behavior in the context of the flux tower network provides a unique way to improve our understanding of environmental constraints and

  11. Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges

    OpenAIRE

    Cristian-Claudiu Comisu

    2005-01-01

    Integral bridges, or integral abutment and jointless bridges, as they are more commonly known in the USA, are constructed without any movement joints between spans or between spans and abutments. Typically these bridges have stub-type abutments supported on piles and continuous bridge deck from one embankment to the other. Foundations are usually designed to be small and flexible to facilitate horizontal movement or rocking of the support. Integrally bridges are simple or multiple span ones t...

  12. PORFIDO on the NEMO Phase 2 tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ciaffoni, Orlando; Cordelli, Marco; Habel, Roberto; Martini, Agnese; Trasatti, Luciano [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via E. Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati (RM) (Italy)

    2014-11-18

    We have designed and built an underwater measurement system, PORFIDO (Physical Oceanography by RFID Outreach) to gather oceanographic data from the Optical Modules of a neutrino telescope with a minimum of disturbance to the main installation. PORFIDO is composed of a sensor glued to the outside of an Optical Module, in contact with seawater, and of a reader placed inside the sphere, facing the sensor. Data are transmitted to the reader through the glass by RFID and to shore in real time for periods of years. The sensor gathers power from the radio frequency, thus eliminating the need for batteries or connectors through the glass. We have deployed four PORFIDO probes measuring temperatures with the NEMO-KM3Net-Italy Phase 2 tower in april 2013. The four probes are operative and are transmitting temperature data from 3500 m depth.

  13. Crossing symmetry and Higher spin towers

    CERN Document Server

    Alday, Luis F

    2016-01-01

    We consider higher spin operators in weakly coupled gauge conformal field theories. Crossing symmetry of mixed scalar correlators relates different higher spin towers and we study the consequences for the spectrum and structure constants of higher spin operators of different twists. Constraints are obtained to all loops in perturbation theory. The large spin contributions to the structure constants can be resummed into a theory-dependent prefactor times a universal factor, whose structure of poles agrees with the one that would be obtained from a Witten diagram supergravity computation, although only crossing symmetry is assumed. Finally, our results provide an all loop expression for the double null limit of mixed correlators, which is in perfect agreement with the correlator/Wilson loop correspondence.

  14. Convective towers detection using GPS radio occultations

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Biondi, Riccardo; Neubert, Torsten; Syndergaard, S.;

    The tropical deep convection affects the radiation balance of the atmosphere changing the water vapour mixing ratio and the temperature of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. To gain a better understanding of deep convective processes, the study of tropical cyclones could play an import...... (ACES) payload on the International Space Station....... 1194 profiles in a time window of 3 hours and a space window of 300 km from the eye of the cyclone. We show that the bending angle anomaly of a GPS RO signal is typically larger than the climatology above the tropopause. Comparisons with co-located radiosondes, climatology of tropopause altitudes...... and GOES analyses will also be shown to support our hypothesis and to corroborate the idea that the bending angle anomaly can be used as an indicator of convective towers. The results are discussed in connection to the GPS radio occultation receiver which will be part of the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space...

  15. Optimization of class 2 tensegrity towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Masic, Milenko; Skelton, Robert E.

    2004-07-01

    This paper concerns the optimal mass-to-stiffness ratio design of class-2 tensegrity towers. For different loading scenarios, the procedure seeks the topology and geometry of the structure that yields an optimal design satisfying common constraints. The domain of feasible tensegrity geometries is defined by imposing tensegrity equilibrium conditions on both unloaded and loaded structure. Remaining constraints include strength constraints for all elements of the structure and buckling constraints for bars. The symmetry of the design is imposed by restricting the domain of geometric variables and element parameters. The static response of the structure is computed by using a nonlinear large displacement model. The problem is cast in the form of a nonlinear program. The influence of material parameters on the optimal shape of the structure is investigated.

  16. Power Tower Technology Roadmap and cost reduction plan.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Mancini, Thomas R.; Gary, Jesse A. (U.S. Department of Energy); Kolb, Gregory J.; Ho, Clifford Kuofei

    2011-04-01

    Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies continue to mature and are being deployed worldwide. Power towers will likely play an essential role in the future development of CSP due to their potential to provide dispatchable solar electricity at a low cost. This Power Tower Technology Roadmap has been developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to describe the current technology, the improvement opportunities that exist for the technology, and the specific activities needed to reach the DOE programmatic target of providing competitively-priced electricity in the intermediate and baseload power markets by 2020. As a first step in developing this roadmap, a Power Tower Roadmap Workshop that included the tower industry, national laboratories, and DOE was held in March 2010. A number of technology improvement opportunities (TIOs) were identified at this workshop and separated into four categories associated with power tower subsystems: solar collector field, solar receiver, thermal energy storage, and power block/balance of plant. In this roadmap, the TIOs associated with power tower technologies are identified along with their respective impacts on the cost of delivered electricity. In addition, development timelines and estimated budgets to achieve cost reduction goals are presented. The roadmap does not present a single path for achieving these goals, but rather provides a process for evaluating a set of options from which DOE and industry can select to accelerate power tower R&D, cost reductions, and commercial deployment.

  17. Asbestos in cooling-tower waters. Final report

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Water discharges from cooling towers constructed with asbestos fill were found to contain chrysotile--asbestos fibers at concentrations as high as 108 fibers/liter. The major source of these fibers, appears to be the components of the towers rather than the air drawn through the towers or the makeup water taken into the towers. Suggested mechanisms for the release of chrysotile fibers from cooling-tower fill include freeze-thaw cycles and dissolution of the cement due to acidic components of the circulating water. Ash- or other material-settling ponds were found to reduce asbestos-fiber concentrations in cooling-tower effluent. The literature reviewed did not support the case for a causal relationship between adverse human health effects and drinking water containing on the order of 106 chrysotile--asbestos fibers/liter; for this and other reasons, it is not presently suggested that the use of asbestos fill be discontinued. However, caution and surveillance are dictated by the uncertainties in the epidemiological studies, the absence of evidence for a safe threshold concentration in water, and the conclusive evidence for adverse effects from occupational exposure. It is recommended that monitoring programs be carried out at sites where asbestos fill is used; data from such programs can be used to determine whether any mitigative measures should be taken. On the basis of estimates made in this study, monitoring for asbestos in drift from cooling towers does not appear to be warranted

  18. 突变理论在马鞍山长江公路大桥桥型论证中应用%Application of catastrophe theory in the bridge type demonstration of Ma’anshan Changjiang highway bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    胡小康; 吴志刚

    2015-01-01

    Based on mutation phenomenon as the research object of the theory of the system,to the four bridge type schemes( a three-tower sus-pension bridge with main spans 2-1 080 m,a two-tower suspension bridge with a main span 1 388 m,a two-pylon cable-stayed bridge with a main span 1 180 m,a three-pylon cable-stayed bridge with main spans 2-850 m)of the Ma’anshan Changjiang highway bridge main span,from the economy,beauty,channel applicability,construction and maintenance difficulty of comparison and demonstration,it pointed out that using the 2-1 080 m three-tower and two span suspension bridge was reasonable and feasible.%采用以突变现象为研究对象的系统理论,从经济、美观、航道适用性、施工和维护难易度等方面出发,对马鞍山长江公路大桥左汊主桥4个桥型方案(主跨2-1080 m三塔两跨悬索桥方案、主跨1388 m两塔悬索桥方案、主跨1180 m两塔斜拉桥方案、主跨2-850 m三塔斜拉桥方案)进行了比较和论证,指出采用2-1080 m三塔两跨悬索桥方案是合理可行的。

  19. Building designed granular towers one drop at a time.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chopin, Julien; Kudrolli, Arshad

    2011-11-11

    A dense granular suspension dripping on an imbibing surface is observed to give rise to slender mechanically stable structures that we call granular towers. Successive drops of grain-liquid mixtures are shown to solidify rapidly upon contact with a liquid absorbing substrate. A balance of excess liquid flux and drainage rate is found to capture the typical growth and height of the towers. The tower width is captured by the Weber number, which gives the relative importance of inertia and capillary forces. Various symmetric, smooth, corrugated, zigzag, and chiral structures are observed by varying the impact velocity and the flux rate from droplet to jetting regime.

  20. Fire behaviour of cooling tower packing; Brandverhalten von Kuehlturmeinbauten

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Mattausch, Tim [DMT GmbH und Co. KG, Dortmund (Germany). Fachstelle fuer Brandschutz

    2013-10-01

    The rapid burning down of the cooling tower of the shutdown power plant in Schwandorf revealed the potential of a total loss of a cooling tower in case of fire. VGB ordered a research project in order to obtain more knowledge about the fire risk of cooling tower packing currently applied. Depending on kind and age of the plastics used, the results of these tests manifest a big variation of the fire behaviour. For the applications of plastics, it is essential to determine and to adhere to organisational fire protection measures. (orig.)

  1. Virtual and remote control tower research, design, development and validation

    CERN Document Server

    2016-01-01

    The interdisciplinary research and development work carried out in the last ten years which is presented in this book aimed at replacing the conventional airport control tower by a new “remote tower operation” work environment (RTO) which should enhance work efficiency and safety and reduce costs. This revolutionary human–system interface allows for remote aerodrome traffic control without a physical tower building and enables the establishment of remote airport traffic control centers (RTC) of which each may serve several airports from a central location.

  2. Use of nanofiltration to reduce cooling tower water usage.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sanchez, Andres L.; Everett, Randy L.; Jensen, Richard Pearson; Cappelle, Malynda A.; Altman, Susan Jeanne

    2010-09-01

    Nanofiltration (NF) can effectively treat cooling-tower water to reduce water consumption and maximize water usage efficiency of thermoelectric power plants. A pilot is being run to verify theoretical calculations. A side stream of water from a 900 gpm cooling tower is being treated by NF with the permeate returning to the cooling tower and the concentrate being discharged. The membrane efficiency is as high as over 50%. Salt rejection ranges from 77-97% with higher rejection for divalent ions. The pilot has demonstrated a reduction of makeup water of almost 20% and a reduction of discharge of over 50%.

  3. Use of nanofiltration to reduce cooling tower water consumption.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Altman, Susan Jeanne; Ciferno, Jared

    2010-10-01

    Nanofiltration (NF) can effectively treat cooling-tower water to reduce water consumption and maximize water usage efficiency of thermoelectric power plants. A pilot is being run to verify theoretical calculations. A side stream of water from a 900 gpm cooling tower is being treated by NF with the permeate returning to the cooling tower and the concentrate being discharged. The membrane efficiency is as high as over 50%. Salt rejection ranges from 77-97% with higher rejection for divalent ions. The pilot has demonstrated a reduction of makeup water of almost 20% and a reduction of discharge of over 50%.

  4. Evaluation of Tower Shadowing on Anemometer Measurements at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bruggeman, David Alan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-06-14

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of tower shadowing from the meteorology towers at LANL during 2014. This study is in response to the Department of Energy Meteorological Coordinating Council visit in 2015 that recommended an evaluation of any biases in the wind data introduced by the tower and boom alignment at all meteorology towers.

  5. Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014

    CERN Document Server

    Gülkan, Polat; Mahmoud, Khaled

    2016-01-01

      The book includes peer-reviewed contributions selected from presentations given at the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, held from August 11 – 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. It reports on the current challenges in bridge engineering faced by professionals around the globe, giving a special emphasis to recently developed techniques, innovations and opportunities. The book covers key topics in the field, including modeling and analysis methods; construction and erection techniques; design for extreme events and condition assessment and structural health monitoring. There is a balanced presentation of theory, research and practice. This book, which provides the readers with a comprehensive and timely reference guide on current practices in bridge engineering, is intended for professionals, academic researchers and students alike.

  6. Active Control of Suspension Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper some recent research on active control of very long suspension bridges, is presented. The presentation is based on research work at Aalborg University, Denmark. The active control system is based on movable flaps attached to the bridge girder. Wind load on bridges with or without...... flaps attached to the girder is briefly presented. A simple active control system is discussed. Results from wind tunnel experiments with a bridge section show that flaps can be used effectively to control bridge girder vibrations. Flutter conditions for suspension bridges with and without flaps...

  7. Replacement of asbestos cement fills in natural draft cooling towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Gay, G.A.; Stackhouse, D.W.

    1986-01-01

    This paper describes some of the deterioration problems which have been encountered with asbestos cement materials, the environmental and regulatory problems associated with asbestos, and some of the concerns to be addressed replacing fill material in a natural draft tower.

  8. Newton slopes for Artin-Schreier-Witt towers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Davis, Christopher James; Wan, Daqing; Xiao, Liang

    2016-01-01

    We fix a monic polynomial f(x)∈Fq[x] over a finite field and consider the Artin-Schreier-Witt tower defined by f(x); this is a tower of curves ⋯→Cm→Cm−1→⋯→C0=A1, with total Galois group Zp. We study the Newton slopes of zeta functions of this tower of curves. This reduces to the study of the Newton...... slopes of L-functions associated to characters of the Galois group of this tower. We prove that, when the conductor of the character is large enough, the Newton slopes of the L-function form arithmetic progressions which are independent of the conductor of the character. As a corollary, we obtain...

  9. Hopfield networks for solving Tower of Hanoi problems

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kaplan, G. B.; Güzeliş, Cüneyt

    2001-08-01

    In this paper, Hopfield neural networks have been considered in solving the Tower of Hanoi test which is used in the determining of deficit of planning capability of the human prefrontal cortex. The main difference between this paper and the ones in the literature which use neural networks is that the Tower of Hanoi problem has been formulated here as a special shortest-path problem. In the literature, some Hopfield networks are developed for solving the shortest path problem which is a combinatorial optimization problem having a diverse field of application. The approach given in this paper gives the possibility of solving the Tower of Hanoi problem using these Hopfield networks. Also, the paper proposes new Hopfield network models for the shortest path and hence the Tower of Hanoi problems and compares them to the available ones in terms of the memory and time (number of steps) needed in the simulations.

  10. Transient Simulation of Wind Turbine Towers under Lightning Stroke

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xiaoqing Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A simulation algorithm is proposed in this paper for lightning transient analysis of the wind turbine (WT towers. In the proposed algorithm, the tower body is first subdivided into a discrete multiconductor system. A set of formulas are given to calculate the electrical parameters of the branches in the multiconductor system. By means of the electrical parameters, each branch unit in the multiconductor system is replaced as a coupled π-type circuit and the multiconductor system is converted into a circuit model. Then, the lightning transient responses can be obtained in different parts on the tower body by solving the circuit equations of the equivalent discretization network. The laboratory measurement is also made by a reduced-scale tower for checking the validity of the proposed algorithm.

  11. Dish Antennas Disposition Study on Self-Supporting Towers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Patricia Martín Rodríguez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Latticed towers of telecommunication are very vulnerable structures under wind loads essentially if these loads are due to wind forces from hurricanes. A number of 59 towers collapsed or partially failed from 1996 to 2012 in Cuba under wind action forces. A study of failures confirmed that many of them supported various antennas. Towers were designed to support a little number of antennas however; communication development generated an increase of antennas on the existing structures with a modification of the structural behavior. The aim of this work is to assess the effect of antennas disposition on many structural parameters as displacement, stress on member and frequency of the tower by means of a numerical experiment.

  12. Cellular Phone Towers, Maryland Transportation Authoirty leased cell towers, MDTA Cell Tower locations, Leased cell towers, Published in 2010, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Maryland Transportation Authority.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2010. It is described as...

  13. Stress Analysis and Evaluating of TEP Deaeration Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    WANG; Jun; WANG; Zhi-hao; DAI; Shou-tong

    2013-01-01

    Entrusted by 718 Institute of CSIC,we’ve analyzed and evaluated TEP deaeration tower.TEP deaeration tower,which is nuclear safety for ClassⅢ,anti-seismic for ClassⅠ1,was analyzed and evaluated according to the 2nd approach of ClassⅢequipment design principle in RCC-M code(2002version and 2002 addendum).Four working conditions(design condition,normal condition,abnormal

  14. A new topology of tensegrity towers with uniform force distribution

    Science.gov (United States)

    de Oliveira, Mauricio C.; Skelton, Robert E.

    2005-05-01

    This work investigates the design of a new class of three dimensional tensegrity tower structures with nodes lying on a cylinder. The novel aspect of the proposed topology is the fact that all bars in all stages are oriented in the same way, clockwise or counterclockwise. We investigate the existence of conditions for static equilibrium of such towers with an arbitrary number of stages and uniform force distribution.

  15. Environmental Impacts from the Operation of Cooling Towers at SRP

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Smith, F.G. III

    2001-06-26

    An assessment has been made of the environmental effects that would occur from the operation of cooling towers at the SRP reactors. A more realistic numerical model of the cooling tower plume has been used to reassess the environmental impacts. The following effects were considered: (1) the occurrence of fog and ice and their impact on nearby structures, (2) drift and salt deposition from the plume, (3) the length and height of the visible plume, and (4) the possible dose from tritium.

  16. Design of air traffic control tower at Brnik airport

    OpenAIRE

    Štular, David

    2007-01-01

    Design of air traffic control tower at Brnik airport according to European Standard Eurocode is presented. The structure of tower is a concrete, 106 m high core, supported by 31 m long piles. Calculation of self weight, variable actions, snow and wind load has been examined. The main part of diploma thesis is earthquake analysis. The building belongs to importance class III which determinates the building to be designed for the earthquake with a longer return period as regular ...

  17. Magnetic Towers of Hanoi and their Optimal Solutions

    CERN Document Server

    Levy, Uri

    2010-01-01

    The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi puzzle - a modified "base 3" version of the classical Tower of Hanoi puzzle as described in earlier papers, is actually a small set of independent sister-puzzles, depending on the "pre-coloring" combination of the tower's posts. Starting with Red facing up on a Source post, working through an Intermediate - colored or Neutral post, and ending Blue facing up on a Destination post, we identify the different pre-coloring combinations in (S,I,D) order. The Tower's pre-coloring combinations are {[(R,B,B) / (R,R,B)] ; [(R,B,N) / (N,R,B)] ; [(N,B,N) / (N,R,N)] ; [R,N,B] ; [(R,N,N) / (N,N,B)] ; [N,N,N]}. In this paper we investigate these sister-puzzles, identify the algorithm that optimally solves each pre-colored puzzle, and prove its Optimality. As it turns out, five of the six algorithms, challenging on their own, are part of the algorithm solving the "natural", Free Magnetic Tower of Hanoi puzzle [N,N,N]. We start by showing that the N-disk Colored Tower [(R,B,B) / (R,R,B)] is solved ...

  18. Short Duration Reduced Gravity Drop Tower Design and Development

    Science.gov (United States)

    Osborne, B.; Welch, C.

    The industrial and commercial development of space-related activities is intimately linked to the ability to conduct reduced gravity research. Reduced gravity experimentation is important to many diverse fields of research in the understanding of fundamental and applied aspects of physical phenomena. Both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial experimental facilities are currently available to allow researchers access to reduced gravity environments. This paper discusses two drop tower designs, a 2.0 second facility built in Australia and a proposed 2.2 second facility in the United Kingdom. Both drop towers utilise a drag shield for isolating the falling experiment from the drag forces of the air during the test. The design and development of The University of Queensland's (Australia) 2.0 second drop tower, including its specifications and operational procedures is discussed first. Sensitive aspects of the design process are examined. Future plans are then presented for a new short duration (2.2 sec) ground-based reduced gravity drop tower. The new drop tower has been designed for Kingston University (United Kingdom) to support teaching and research in the field of reduced gravity physics. The design has been informed by the previous UQ drop tower design process and utilises a catapult mechanism to increase test time and also incorporates features to allow participants for a variety of backgrounds (from high school students through to university researchers) to learn and experiment in reduced gravity. Operational performance expectations for this new facility are also discussed.

  19. The Tower Shielding Facility: Its glorious past

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Muckenthaler, F.J.

    1997-05-07

    The Tower Shielding Facility (TSF) is the only reactor facility in the US that was designed and built for radiation-shielding studies in which both the reactor source and shield samples could be raised into the air to allow measurements to be made without interference from ground scattering or other spurious effects. The TSF proved its usefulness as many different programs were successfully completed. It became active in work for the Defense Atomic Support Agency (DASA) Space Nuclear Auxiliary Power, Defense Nuclear Agency, Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program, the Gas-Cooled and High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor programs, and the Japanese-American Shielding Program of Experimental Research, just to mention a few of the more extensive ones. The history of the TSF as presented in this report describes the various experiments that were performed using the different reactors. The experiments are categorized as to the programs which they supported and placed in corresponding chapters. The experiments are described in modest detail, along with their purpose when appropriate. Discussion of the results is minimal, but references are given to more extensive topical reports.

  20. Assessment of requirements for dry towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Peterson, D E; Sonnichsen, J C

    1976-09-01

    The regional limitations of surface water supplies in the U.S. were assessed with respect to the consumptive use requirements of wet cooling towers. The study simulated unit consumptive use factors by region, assessed regional water supplies, and examined electric load projections through 2000 A.D. to ascertain where and when water limitations may occur and, therefore, where dry cooling may be required. It was concluded that the cooling water supply situation in the United States through the year 2000 is adequate in most areas, but is uncertain over much of the Southwest. The uncertainty is related to increasing competition for the available supplies and to potential Federal and/or State policy decisions that may have a significant effect on power plant cooling. Limitations on coastal siting, seismic zone constraints, and state constraints on the purchase and transfer of water rights from other uses to cooling supply have the potential of bringing wet/dry or dry cooling into relatively common use in the 1990's. (LCL)

  1. The Tower Shielding Facility: Its glorious past

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The Tower Shielding Facility (TSF) is the only reactor facility in the US that was designed and built for radiation-shielding studies in which both the reactor source and shield samples could be raised into the air to allow measurements to be made without interference from ground scattering or other spurious effects. The TSF proved its usefulness as many different programs were successfully completed. It became active in work for the Defense Atomic Support Agency (DASA) Space Nuclear Auxiliary Power, Defense Nuclear Agency, Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program, the Gas-Cooled and High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor programs, and the Japanese-American Shielding Program of Experimental Research, just to mention a few of the more extensive ones. The history of the TSF as presented in this report describes the various experiments that were performed using the different reactors. The experiments are categorized as to the programs which they supported and placed in corresponding chapters. The experiments are described in modest detail, along with their purpose when appropriate. Discussion of the results is minimal, but references are given to more extensive topical reports

  2. Water Towers, Water Towers, Published in Not Provided, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, city of Kingsland.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Water Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of Not Provided. It is described...

  3. Cellular Phone Towers, Tower Locations, Published in 2005, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, McPherson Ccounty.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2005. It is...

  4. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in 2008, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Hamilton County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Not Provided information as of 2008. It is described as...

  5. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in 2007, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Ness County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2007. It is described as...

  6. Cellular Phone Towers, Communication Towers, Published in 2010, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Lumpkin County, GA.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2010. It is described as...

  7. Cellular Phone Towers, cell phone towers, Published in 2008, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Hodgeman County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Not Provided information as of 2008. It is described as...

  8. Cellular Phone Towers, Towers, Published in 2001, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Steuben County Government.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of 2001. It is described...

  9. Cellular Phone Towers, Cellular_tower_locations, Published in 2007, 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, Buffalo County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2007. It is described as...

  10. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in 2010, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Liberty County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2010. It is described as...

  11. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in 2010, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Douglas County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2010. It is...

  12. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers, Published in 2007, 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, Harvey County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2007. It is described as...

  13. Executive functioning: a comparison of the Tower of London(DX) and the D-KEFS Tower Test.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Larochette, Anne-Claire; Benn, Kelly; Harrison, Allyson G

    2009-10-01

    This study compared the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) Tower Test to the Tower of London (TOL)(DX) in assessing executive functioning (EF) during a psycho-educational assessment by examining students' performances on both tests. Forty-two university students were administered both tests in a counterbalanced order. Findings indicate that students did not perform significantly differently on the D-KEFS Tower Test than on the TOL(DX), but that the tests only shared 22% of their variance. Although the moderate correlation found between overall achievement scores indicates that the D-KEFS Tower Test assesses some similar EF abilities as the TOL(DX), the different problem spaces between these tests may be tapping into different constructs and may account for the non-shared variance. PMID:20183182

  14. Quantum Bidding in Bridge

    Science.gov (United States)

    Muhammad, Sadiq; Tavakoli, Armin; Kurant, Maciej; Pawłowski, Marcin; Żukowski, Marek; Bourennane, Mohamed

    2014-04-01

    Quantum methods allow us to reduce communication complexity of some computational tasks, with several separated partners, beyond classical constraints. Nevertheless, experimental demonstrations of this have thus far been limited to some abstract problems, far away from real-life tasks. We show here, and demonstrate experimentally, that the power of reduction of communication complexity can be harnessed to gain an advantage in a famous, immensely popular, card game—bridge. The essence of a winning strategy in bridge is efficient communication between the partners. The rules of the game allow only a specific form of communication, of very low complexity (effectively, one has strong limitations on the number of exchanged bits). Surprisingly, our quantum technique does not violate the existing rules of the game (as there is no increase in information flow). We show that our quantum bridge auction corresponds to a biased nonlocal Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt game, which is equivalent to a 2→1 quantum random access code. Thus, our experiment is also a realization of such protocols. However, this correspondence is not complete, which enables the bridge players to have efficient strategies regardless of the quality of their detectors.

  15. Bridge of Light

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    Lying gleaming white under a brooding sky,the Lhasa River Railway Bridge forms a gate to Lhasa City.Built as a part of Qinghai-Tibet Railway,on July 1,2011, the highest altitude railway in the world has been in service for five years. Lhasa,Tibet

  16. Bridge over troubled water?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase; Nannestad, Peter; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2008-01-01

    The problem of integrating non-Western immigrants into Western welfare states is the focus of this paper. To address this issue, we suggest a social capital approach in which we apply the conceptual pair of bridging social capital (BR), which connects an individual to the broader social structure...

  17. Building Bridges to China.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wasta, Stephanie; Scott, Margaret

    1998-01-01

    Describes a theme cycle called "Building Bridges to China" developed for third grade students that focuses on the similarities between the lives of children and families in China and the United States. Explains that the theme cycle addresses the National Geography Standards and three of the National Council for the Social Studies standards. (CMK)

  18. Identification of aeroelastic forces on twin bridge cables from full-scale measurements in skew winds

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Acampora, Antonio; Macdonald, J.H.G.; Georgakis, Christos T.;

    2012-01-01

    Despite much research in recent years, large amplitude vibrations of inclined bridge cables continue to be of concern. Various mechanisms for the excitation have been suggested, including rain-wind excitation, dry inclined cable galloping, high reduced-velocity vortex shedding and excitation from...... the deck and/or towers. Since 2010, the Technical University of Denmark has been monitoring the vibrations of the twin inclined cables of the Øresund Bridge. From the acquired data, Georgakis and Acampora [1] showed that the cable aerodynamic damping can be determined for wind orthogonal to the twin cables...... of this paper is to identify the aeroelastic forces for in-plane and out-of-plane vibrations of bridge cables in dry conditions as in [2], but now for skewed winds. To achieve this, an output-only system identification employing the Eigenvalue Realisation Algorithm (ERA) [3] has been applied to selected...

  19. Revised Rules for Concrete Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Jensen, F. M.; Middleton, C.;

    This paper is based on research performed for the Highway Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: Concrete Bridges" It contains details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability profiles....... These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for Concrete Bridges....

  20. Dynamic Bridge Response for a Bridge-friendly Truck

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    V. Šmilauer

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A truck with controlled semi-active suspensions traversing a bridge is examined for benefits to the bridge structure. The original concept of a road-friendly truck was extended to a bridge-friendly vehicle, using the same optimization tools. A half-car model with two independently driven axles is coupled with simply supported bridges (beam, slab model with the span range from 5 m to 50 m. Surface profile of the bridge deck is either stochastic or in the shape of a bump or a pot in the mid-span. Numerical integration in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment solves coupled dynamic equations of motion with optimized truck suspensions. The rear axle generates the prevailing load and to a great extent determines the bridge response. A significant decrease in contact road-tire forces is observed and the mid-span bridge deflections are on average smaller, when compared to commercial passive suspensions. 

  1. Automatic construction management of inclined cable in Heira bridge; Heirahashi ni okeru syazai keburu seko kanri no jidoka

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kajiyama, K.

    1996-03-01

    First one sided PC inclined cable bridge based on precast block additional method is constructed at Heira in Japan. Measurements of main girder deflection and main tower displacement values are considered as necessary factors in construction of inclined cable bridge. Efficient and rapid tension force supervision of inclined cable in every stage of construction is required for the above mentioned purpose. Automatic management of tension of inclined cable in Heira bridge construction is considered in this investigation. Construction of measuring system, installation, tension force adjustment and its decision management process, required special characteristics of tension, calculation sheet`s process et., are explained. Following observations are noted when precast method is compared with cast in place method for Heira bridge. Construction cycle of main girder is small and cycle until end of tension for 1 block construction to last block construction is equal to 1.6/day/block. 12 figs., 1 tab.

  2. EDF's ageing management program for cooling towers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    EDF operates a large fleet of cooling towers for its thermal and nuclear plants. Proactive maintenance strategies require ranking the towers according to the risk of failure and the observed damage. The ranking includes monitoring data such as: foundation settlements, material properties, quantified crack patterns, shell deformation, meteorological data, and corrosion. The numerical tool suite includes a finite element analysis of each tower under thermal and mechanical loadings and a corrosion predicting tool, based on carbonation. The first module computes the behavior of cooling towers under five types of loading: soil differential settlement, self-weight, moisture transport, temperature and wind. By comparison with the ultimate resisting capacity of the reinforced concrete cross section, a risk index map is produced for each tower. This risk index is used to rank the cooling towers and then to identify which structures should be monitored more closely or reinforced - if needed - first in the case of an extended operating life. The second module aims to anticipate the corrosion depth of reinforcement steel of the towers in the future. Examination of the existing carbonation is currently done for each structure and evolution of the carbonation depth is computed so as to predict with reasonable assurance when carbonation reaches the rebars. A prediction of the eventual cross-section loss of rebars is then made for long term analysis (i.e. up to 60 years of operating life). When corrosion is predicted the first module takes into account this loss and computes the behavior of the predicted corrosion damaged structure under the same loadings. (authors)

  3. Probabilistic Capacity Assessment of Lattice Transmission Towers under Strong Wind

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wei eZhang

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Serving as one key component of the most important lifeline infrastructure system, transmission towers are vulnerable to multiple nature hazards including strong wind and could pose severe threats to the power system security with possible blackouts under extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, derechoes, or winter storms. For the security and resiliency of the power system, it is important to ensure the structural safety with enough capacity for all possible failure modes, such as structural stability. The study is to develop a probabilistic capacity assessment approach for transmission towers under strong wind loads. Due to the complicated structural details of lattice transmission towers, wind tunnel experiments are carried out to understand the complex interactions of wind and the lattice sections of transmission tower and drag coefficients and the dynamic amplification factor for different panels of the transmission tower are obtained. The wind profile is generated and the wind time histories are simulated as a summation of time-varying mean and fluctuating components. The capacity curve for the transmission towers is obtained from the incremental dynamic analysis (IDA method. To consider the stochastic nature of wind field, probabilistic capacity curves are generated by implementing IDA analysis for different wind yaw angles and different randomly generated wind speed time histories. After building the limit state functions based on the maximum allowable drift to height ratio, the probabilities of failure are obtained based on the meteorological data at a given site. As the transmission tower serves as the key nodes for the power network, the probabilistic capacity curves can be incorporated into the performance based design of the power transmission network.

  4. Dynamic responses of cable-stayed bridges to vehicular loading including the effects of the local vibration of cables

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    He ZHANG; Xu XIE

    2011-01-01

    Stay cables,the primary load carrying components of cable-stayed bridges (CSBs),are characterised by high flexibility which increases with the span of the bridge.This makes stay cables vulnerable to local vibrations which may have significant effects on the dynamic responses of long-span CSBs.Hence,it is essential to account for these effects in the assessment of the dynamics CSBs.In this paper,the dynamic responses of CSBs under vehicular loads are studied using the finite element method (FEM),while the local vibration of stay cables is analyzed using the substructure method.A case study of a cable-stayed steel bridge with a center span of 448 m demonstrates that stay cables undergo large displacements in the primary mode of the whole bridge although,in general,a cable's local vibrations are not obvious.The road surface roughness has significant effects on the interaction force between the deck and vehicle but little effect on the global response of the bridge.Load impact factors of the main girder and tower are small,and the impact factors of the tension of cables are larger than those of the displacements of girders and towers.

  5. [Retention of adhesive bridges].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Raes, F; De Boever, J

    1994-04-01

    Since the development of adhesive bridges in the early seventies, the retention and therefore the durability of these bridges has been tremendously improved. Conditioning of the non-precious metal by silanisation, careful acid etching of the enamel and the use of the appropriate composite resin are of prime importance. Furthermore, the meticulous preparation with enough interproximal embrace, occlusal rests, interocclusal clearance and cingulum stops is equally important. Including more teeth in the design does not necessarily lead to an improved retention. Besides the material and technical aspects, the whole clinical procedure needs much attention. The retention does not depend on one single factor, but on the precision of all the necessary clinical steps and on a well-defined selection of the material. In this way a five-year survival rate of close to 80% can be obtained. PMID:11830965

  6. BRIDGING SERVICE QUALITY GAPS

    OpenAIRE

    BARKATH UNISSA

    2012-01-01

    Bridging the Service quality gaps is one of the foremost areas of concern for amarketer. Service marketing is inherently different from product or goods marketing.Services are distinctively characterized by their intangible, heterogeneous, inseparableand perishable nature. The importance of the service sector in today's world is a verywidely accepted and renowned idea. “We are already experiencing a service society“services do have some basic characteristics which make them fundamentally diff...

  7. Bridging as Coercive Accommodation

    CERN Document Server

    Bos, J W; Mineur, A M; Bos, Johan; Buitelaar, Paul; Mineur, Anne-Marie

    1995-01-01

    In this paper we discuss the notion of "bridging" in Discourse Representation Theory as a tool to account for discourse referents that have only been established implicitly, through the lexical semantics of other referents. In doing so, we use ideas from Generative Lexicon theory, to introduce antecedents for anaphoric expressions that cannot be "linked" to a proper antecedent, but that do not need to be "accommodated" because they have some connection to the network of discourse referents that is already established.

  8. Nematic liquid crystal bridges

    Science.gov (United States)

    Doss, Susannah; Ellis, Perry; Vallamkondu, Jayalakshmi; Danemiller, Edward; Vernon, Mark; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto

    We study the effects of confining a nematic liquid crystal between two parallel glass plates with homeotropic boundary conditions for the director at all bounding surfaces. We find that the free surface of the nematic bridge is a surface of constant mean curvature. In addition, by changing the distance between the plates and the contact angle with the glass plates, we transition between loops and hedgehogs that can be either radial or hyperbolic.

  9. Geodesy work in the construction of cooling towers of the Temelin nuclear power plant

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The specifications are described of the cooling tower foundations, the bottom part of the flue chimney and of the cooling tower casing. In view of the cooling tower configuration, the ground control points inside the tower were selected in the pit bottom and the layout and check were performed of the inner tower wall. The methodology of measuring the basic layout network, and of laying out up to the fiftieth (ca. 80 m) and from the 70th (106 m) strip is described. The measurement results are computer-processed. The accuracy is assessed of the cooling tower construction in the Temelin nuclear power plant. (E.J.). 1 fig., 5 refs

  10. Environmental life cycle assessment comparison between two bridge types: reinforced concrete bridge and steel composite bridge

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Du, Guangli; Karoumi, Raid

    2013-01-01

    not been integrated into the decision-making process. This paper presents a systematic LCA method for quantifying the environmental impacts for bridges. The comparison study is performed between a reinforced concrete bridge and a steel bridge as an alternative design, with several key maintenance and EOL......The concept of sustainable construction has attracted an increased attention. Bridge infrastructures and their belonged construction activities consume considerable material and energy, which is responsible for large environmental burdens. However, the environmental assessment of bridges has...

  11. Modification of the colony tower for the Rio Blanco detonation

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Supplemental structural bracing was designed and installed for the 180-ft-tall Colony Tower, an experimental oil shale processing retort structure, in anticipation of its lateral response to the Rio Blanco detonation. The tower is a steel structure with both horizontal and vertical diagonal bracing. Data obtained from the earlier Project Rulison detonation indicated that an evaluation study was necessary. Design criteria that would provide an adequate margin of safety were developed based on predicted Rio Blanco ground motion. The evaluation of the unmodified structure showed that several bracing members would be subjected to forces exceeding their yield strength, and some would reach a level at which failure could occur. Further analyses were made with assumed modified bracing members. A final scheme for modified vertical bracing was established and installed. After modification, the response of the tower during the Rio Blanco detonation was measured by instruments on the ground and at various locations on the tower, and no evidence of damage was discovered. The modification of the Colony Tower and the procedures used to determine these modifications show the usefulness of current ground motion and structural response prediction technology for forecasting dynamic behavior of important structures subjected to ground motion from underground nuclear explosions. (auth)

  12. Building designed granular towers one drop at a time

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chopin, Julien; Kudrolli, Arshad

    2012-02-01

    The impact of a drop on a surface leads to beautiful dynamical shapes that result from a subtle interplay between inertial effects, fluid properties and substrate characteristics. In this talk, we will present an experiment where the successive impacts of drops lead to surprisingly slender mechanically stable structures that we called granular towers. They are created by dripping a dense granular suspension on a liquid absorbing surface such as a blotter paper or a dry granular bed. These towers formed by rapid solidification of the drop upon impact are analogous to many natural structures found in nature including frozen lava flows, icicles and stalagmites. We find that the height can be determined by balancing the excess liquid flux and the drainage through the granular tower. The velocity impact, the free fall time and the density of the suspension are found to control the tower width and its detailed morphology. We show that these facts can be manipulated to obtain various symmetric, smooth, corrugated, zigzag, and chiral structures. Further, the shape of the tower can be used as a quick diagnostic tool to characterize the rheology of a granular suspension. [J. Chopin and A. Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 208304 (2011)

  13. Legionella safety in cooling towers; Legionellaveiligheid in koeltorens

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kordes, B. [Kordes Advies, (Netherlands); De Bok, F. [KBBL Wijhe, (Netherlands); De Zeeuw, L. [Holland Environment Group, (Netherlands); Settels, P. [Safety, Health Services and Ergonomics, ING, (Netherlands); Oesterholt, F.; Wullings, B. [KWR Watercycle Research Institute, (Netherlands); Guiot, P. [Tevan, Gorinchem (Netherlands); Brands, R. [Cumulus Nederland, Cuijk (Netherlands); Nuijten, O. [Kennisinstituut ISSO, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Wijne, R. [Beer advocaten, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2010-04-15

    In 9 articles attention is paid to several aspects with regard to Legionella in cooling towers: representative sampling, the use of copper and silver ionization or hydrogen peroxide to prevent Legionella growth and biofilms, the use of a zero-tolerance model to control a cooling tower installation, detection of DNA of Legionella Pneumophila, legionella safety in air conditioners, the model Legionella risk analysis and control of cooling tower installations, legislation and regulations for the control of cooling tower installations with regard to the Dutch Occupational Health and Safety Act ('Arbo-wet'), and an article about a lawsuit for victims of a Legionella outbreak, caused by careless owners of a cooling tower in Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Dutch] In 9 artikelen wordt in deze aflevering aandacht besteed aan verschillende aspecten m.b.t. Legionella in koeltorens: representatieve monstername, de toepassing van koper en zilver-ionisatie of waterstofperoxide om de groei van Legionella en biofilms te voorkomen, het gebruik van een zero-tolerance model om een koeltoren installatie te controleren, detectie van DNA van Legionella Pneumophila, Legionella veiligheid in luchtbehandelingsinstallaties, het model Legionella risicoanalyse en beheersplan voor koeltoreninstallaties, de rol van de Arbo-wet, en een artikel over een rechtszaak voor slachtoffers van Legionella door onzorgvuldig beheer van een koeltoren in Amsterdam.

  14. Numerical Simulation of Wind Turbine Blade-Tower Interaction

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Qiang Wang; Hu Zhou; Decheng Wan

    2012-01-01

    Numerical simulations of wind turbine blade-tower interaction by using the open source OpenFOAM tools coupled with arbitrary mesh interface (AMI) method were presented.The governing equations were the unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS) which were solved by the pimpleDyMFoam solver,and the AMI method was employed to handle mesh movements.The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) phase Ⅵ wind turbine in upwind configuration was selected for numerical tests with different incoming wind speeds (5,10,15,and 25 m/s) at a fixed blade pitch and constant rotational speed.Detailed numerical results of vortex structure,time histories of thrust,and pressure distribution on the blade and tower were presented.The findings show that the wind turbine tower has little effect on the whole aerodynamic performance of an upwind wind turbine,while the rotating rotor will induce an obvious cyclic drop in the front pressure of the tower.Also,strong interaction of blade tip vortices with separation from the tower was observed.

  15. Sensor Placement For Structural Monitoring of Transmission Line Towers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Benny eRaphael

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Transmission line towers are usually analyzed using linear elastic idealized truss models. Due to the assumptions used in the analysis, there are discrepancies between the actual results obtained from full scale prototype testing and the analytical results. Therefore, design engineers are interested in assessing the actual stress levels in transmission line towers. Since it is costly to place sensors on every member of a tower structure, the best locations for sensors need to be carefully selected. This study evaluates a methodology for sensor placement in transmission line towers. The objective is to find optimal locations for sensors such that the real behavior of the structure can be explained from measurements. The methodology is based on the concepts of entropy and model falsification. Sensor locations are selected based on maximum entropy such that there is maximum separation between model instances that represent different possible combinations of parameter values which have uncertainties. The performance of the proposed algorithm is compared to that of an intuitive method in which sensor locations are selected where the forces are maximum. A typical 220 kV transmission tower is taken as case study in this paper. It is shown that the intuitive method results in much higher number of non-separable models compared to the optimal sensor placement algorithm. Thus the intuitive method results in poor identification of the system.

  16. A modular restoration tower for electric power line transmission

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nicolazzi, L.C.; Pereira, J.C.; Leonel, C.E.L.; Rocha, G.B.; Bianchezzi, V.; Mendes, F. [Universidade Federal Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, SC (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica], Emails: lauro@grante.ufsc.br, jcarlos@grante.ufsc.br; Luz, R.L. [ELETROSUL Centrais Eletricas S.A., Florianopolis, SC (Brazil)], Email: rluz@eletrosul.gov.br

    2009-07-01

    The main target of this R and D project is to develop an restoration tower for electric energy lines transmission. Whereas these towers should present the main features like transport facility, easiest assembling associated with a low cost of manufacture, it was applied the single-column tower concepts supported by stays, modularized, framed and articulated at the base. The concepts used for this development was a design methodology. From the different definition situations of load, numerical models have been developed focusing the design to the best of structural element arrangements of its modules. Then, tests were performed in laboratory to determine the module structural performance for different work load situations. These tests served to identify inconsistencies in the numerical models and proposed adjustments in its design to improve its performance on the strength and stability. (author)

  17. Virtual Environment Design for Low/Zero Visibility Tower Tools

    Science.gov (United States)

    Reisman, Ron; Farouk, Ahmed; Edwards, Thomas A. (Technical Monitor)

    1998-01-01

    This paper describes prototype software for three-dimensional display of aircraft movement based on realtime radar and other Air Traffic Control (ATC) information. This prototype can be used to develop operational tools for controllers in ATC Towers who cannot view aircraft in low or zero visibility (LZV) weather conditions. The controller could also use the software to arbitrarily reposition his virtual eyepoint to overcome physical obstructions or increase situation awareness. The LZV Tower tool prototype consists of server and client components. The server interfaces to operational ATC radar and communications systems, sending processed data to a client process written in java. This client process runs under Netscape Communicator to provide an interactive perspective display of aircraft in the airport environment. Prototype VRML airport models were derived from 3-D databases used in FAA-certified high fidelity flight-simulators. The web-based design offers potential efficiency increases and decreased costs in the development and deployment of operational LZV Tower tools.

  18. Structure of Magnetic Tower Jets in Stratified Atmospheres

    CERN Document Server

    Nakamura, M; Li, S; Nakamura, Masanori; Li, Hui; Li, Shengtai

    2006-01-01

    Based on a new approach on modeling the magnetically dominated outflows from AGNs (Li et al. 2006), we study the propagation of magnetic tower jets in gravitationally stratified atmospheres (such as a galaxy cluster environment) in large scales ($>$ tens of kpc) by performing three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. We present the detailed analysis of the MHD waves, the cylindrical radial force balance, and the collimation of magnetic tower jets. As magnetic energy is injected into a small central volume over a finite amount of time, the magnetic fields expand down the background density gradient, forming a collimated jet and an expanded ``lobe'' due to the gradually decreasing background density and pressure. Both the jet and lobes are magnetically dominated. In addition, the injection and expansion produce a hydrodynamic shock wave that is moving ahead of and enclosing the magnetic tower jet. This shock can eventually break the hydrostatic equilibrium in the ambient medium and cause a global...

  19. Tower jackets as cost-effective design solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The use of a tower jacket configuration in shallow water depths of up to 30 meters is well established as a cost effective design solution, whereas battered jackets have tended to be adopted in deeper water applications. However, in the Amoco Central Graben Development (CGD), Central Area Transmission System (CATS) project, two drilling/production platforms and one riser platform, each with a tower jacket configuration and vertical skirt pile sleeves, have been found to be highly cost effective, while meeting the functional and environmental requirements of the central North Sea. The jackets have been successfully installed during summer 1992 in water depths approaching 90m (295ft). This paper identifies the benefits and cost advantages for these tower jackets in the areas of weight, design, fabrication and installation

  20. Applications of Meteorological Tower Data at Kennedy Space Center

    Science.gov (United States)

    Altino, Karen M.; Barbre, Robert E., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Members of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) design and operation communities rely on meteorological information collected at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), located near Cape Canaveral, Florida, to correctly apply the ambient environment to various tasks. The Natural Environments Branch/EV44, located at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, is responsible for providing its NASA customers with meteorological data using various climatological data sources including balloons, surface stations, aircraft, hindcast models, and meteorological towers. Of the many resources available within the KSC region, meteorological towers are preferred for near-surface applications because they record data at regular, frequent intervals over an extensive period of record at a single location. This paper discusses the uses of data measured at several different meteorological towers for a common period of record and how the data can be applied to various engineering decisions for the new Constellation Program Ares and Orion space vehicles.

  1. One-year dynamic monitoring of a masonry tower

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Guidobaldi Marco

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents some results of the continuous dynamic monitoring program carried out on the tallest historic tower in Mantua, Italy. This project follows an extensive diagnostic investigation aimed at assessing the structural condition of the tower after the Italian earthquakes of May 2012. A simple dynamic monitoring system was permanently installed in the upper part of the building and automatic modal identification was performed. The results allow to evaluate the effects of changing temperature on automatically identified natural frequencies, to verify the practical feasibility of damage detection methods based on natural frequencies shifts and provide clear evidence of the possible key role of continuous dynamic monitoring in the preventive conservation of historic towers.

  2. Drag-shield drop tower residual acceleration optimisation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Figueroa, A.; Sorribes-Palmer, F.; Fernandez De Pierola, M.; Duran, J.

    2016-07-01

    Among the forces that appear in drop towers for microgravity experiments, aerodynamic drag plays a crucial role in the residual acceleration. Buoyancy can also be critical, especially at the first instances of the drop when the low speed of the experimental platform makes the aerodynamic drag small compared with buoyancy. In this paper the perturbation method is used to formulate an analytical model which has been validated experimentally. The experimental test was conduced by undergraduate students of aerospace engineering at the Institute of Microgravity ‘Ignacio Da Riva’ of the Technical University of Madrid (IDR/UPM) microgravity tower. The test helped students to understand the influence of the buoyancy on the residual acceleration of the experiment platform. The objective of the students was to understand the physical process during the drop, identify the main parameters involved in the residual acceleration and determine the most suitable configuration for the next drop tower proposed to be built at UPM.

  3. Integration of Small Solar tower Systems into Distributed Power Islands

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Romero, M.; Marcos, M. J.; Tellez, F. M.; Blanco, M.; Fernandez, V.; Baonza, F.; Berger, S. [Ciemat, Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    One of the short-term priorities for renewable energies in Europe is their integration for local power supply into communities and energy islands (blocks of buildings, new neighborhoods in residential areas, shopping centers, hospitals, recreational areas, eco-paks, small rural areas or isolated ones such as islands or mountain communities). Following this strategy, the integration of small tower fields into so-called MIUS (Modular Integrated Utility Systems) is proposed. This application strongly influences field concepts leadings to modular multi-tower systems able to more closely track demand, meet reliability requirements with fewer megawatts of installed power and spread construction costs over time after output has begum. In addition, integration into single-cycle high-efficiency gas turbines plus waste-heat applications clearly increments the solar share. The chief questions are whether solar towers can be redesigned for such distributed markets and the keys to their feasibility. This paper includes the design and performance analysis of a 1.36-MW plant and integration in the MIUS system, as well as the expected cost of electricity and a sensitivity analysis of the small tower plant's performance with design parameters like heliostat configuration and tower height. A practical application is analyzed for a shopping center with 85% power demand during day-time by using a hybrid solar tower and a gas turbine producing electricity and waste heat for hot water and heating and cooling of spaces. The operation mode proposed is covering night demand with power from the grid and solar-gas power island mode during 14 hours daytime with a maximum power production of 1.36 MW. (Author) 26 refs.

  4. Nonlinear Analysis of Cable Vibration of a Multispan Cable-Stayed Bridge under Transverse Excitation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kun Lin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The nonlinear vibrations of cable in a multispan cable-stayed bridge subjected to transverse excitation are investigated. The MECS (multielements cable system model, where multielements per cable stay are used, is built up and used to analyze the model properties of the multispan cable-stayed bridges. Then, a simplified two-degrees-of-freedom (2-DOFs model, where the tower or the deck is reduced to a beam, is proposed to analyze the nonlinear dynamic behaviors of the beam and cable. The results of MECS model analysis show that the main tower in the multispan cable-stayed bridge is prone to the transverse vibration, and the local vibration of cables only has a little impact on the frequency values of the global modes. The results of simplified model analysis show that the energy can be transformed between the modes of the beam and cable when the nature frequencies of them are very close. On the other hand, with the transverse excitation changing, the cable can exhibit richer quasi-periodic or chaotic motions due to the nonlinear terms caused by the coupled mode between the beam and cable.

  5. The Vertical Rotating Structure Design of Cable-stayed Bridge Pylon Based on the Finite Element%基于有限元的斜拉桥索塔竖转结构件设计

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张宝宏

    2014-01-01

    Using vertical method forward the steel tower type cable-stayed bridge body mounted, to save time, reduce the co-st.%利用竖转法进行钢塔式斜拉桥塔身安装,以达到节省工期、降低成本的目的。

  6. Cooling tower drift: experiment design for comprehensive case study

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A drift experiment program to develop a data base which can be used for validation of drift deposition models has been formulated. The first field effort is designed for a suitable mechanical-draft cooling tower to be selected after site visits have been conducted. The discussion here demonstrates the importance of characterizing the droplet size spectrum emitted from the tower and to accurately account for droplet evaporation, because the downwind droplet deposition patterns and near-surface airborne concentrations are extremely sensitive to these parameters

  7. Cell-tower deployment of counter-sniper sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Storch, Michael T.

    2004-09-01

    Cellular telephone antenna towers are evaluated as sites for rapid, effective & efficient deployment of counter-sniper sensors, especially in urban environments. They are expected to offer a suitable density, excellent LOS, and a generally limited variety of known or readily-characterized mechanical interfaces. Their precise locations are easily mapped in advance of deployment, are easily accessible by ground and air, and are easily spotted by deployment teams in real-time. We survey issues of EMI & RFI, susceptibility to denial & ambush in military scenarios, and the impact of trends in cell tower design & construction.

  8. Environmental Tests of the Flight GLAST LAT Tracker Towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bagagli, R.; Baldini, L.; Bellazzini, R.; Barbiellini, G.; Belli, F.; Borden, T.; Brez, A.; Brigida, M.; Caliandro, G.A.; Cecchi, C.; Cohen-Tanugi, J.; Angelis, A.De; Drell, P.; Favuzzi, C.; Fusco, P.; Gargano, F.; Germani, S.; Giglietto, N.; Giordano, F.; Goodman, J.; Himel, T.

    2008-03-12

    The Gamma-ray Large Area Space telescope (GLAST) is a gamma-ray satellite scheduled for launch in 2008. Before the assembly of the Tracker subsystem of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) science instrument of GLAST, every component (tray) and module (tower) has been subjected to extensive ground testing required to ensure successful launch and on-orbit operation. This paper describes the sequence and results of the environmental tests performed on an engineering model and all the flight hardware of the GLAST LAT Tracker. Environmental tests include vibration testing, thermal cycles and thermal-vacuum cycles of every tray and tower as well as the verification of their electrical performance.

  9. Reliability Analysis of a Mono-Tower Platform

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Enevoldsen, I.; Sørensen, John Dalsgaard;

    for the fatigue limit state is a significant failure mode for the Mono.tower platform. Further, it is shown for the fatigue failure mode the the largest contributions to the overall uncertainty are due to the damping ratio, the inertia coefficient, the stress concentration factor, the model uncertainties......In this paper a reliability analysis of a Mono-tower platform is presented. The failure modes, considered, are yelding in the tube cross-sections, and fatigue failure in the butt welds. The fatigue failure mode is investigated with a fatigue model, where the fatigue strength is expressed through SN...

  10. Reliability Analysis of a Mono-Tower Platform

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Enevoldsen, I.; Sørensen, John Dalsgaard;

    1990-01-01

    that the fatigue limit state is a significant failure mode for the Mono-tower platform. Further, it is shown for the fatigue failure mode that the largest contributions to the overall uncertainty are due to the damping ratio, the inertia coefficient, the stress concentration factor, the model uncertainties......In this paper, a reliability analysis of a Mono-tower platform is presented. Te failure modes considered are yielding in the tube cross sections and fatigue failure in the butts welds. The fatigue failrue mode is investigated with a fatigue model, where the fatigue strength is expressed through SN...

  11. A longitudinal study on hand use while building a tower.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Marschik, Peter B; Einspieler, Christa; Strohmeier, Andrea; Garzarolli, Bettina; Prechtl, Heinz F R

    2007-07-01

    The aim of the study was to describe a developmental trend of hand use for picking up and stacking blocks from the age of 18 months to 7 years. A second aim was to determine whether there is a relationship between right-hand use while building a tower and manual laterality at school age. A total of 28 children were asked to build a tower at five longitudinal assessments. The use of the right hand fluctuated considerably with age (pblocks was significantly (p<.05) related to the laterality quotient at school age. PMID:17558817

  12. Vulnerability of bridges to fire

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Giuliani, Luisa; Crosti, C.; Gentili, F.

    2012-01-01

    Even if recent effort in developing methodology and measures for design structures against fire and explosions has been mostly focused on buildings, bridges can also be very sensitive to those actions, as witnesses by some recent bridge accidents, which caused major economic losses and also...... endangered people safety in few cases. Purpose of this paper is making a focus on the state of the art of the research and current regulations concerning the response of bridges to fire. Several cases of bridge fires are reported and a focus is made on the occurrence and consequence of bridge fires......, considering both the costs deriving by structural damages and by limited serviceability and other indirect societal aspects. Few cases of recent bridge fire are reviewed in detail and structural consequences are highlighted, distinguishing between damages directly induced by fire and damages induced by local...

  13. Theory of bridge aerodynamics

    CERN Document Server

    Strømmen, Einar

    2006-01-01

    This text book is intended for studies in wind engineering, with focus on the stochastic theory of wind induced dynamic response calculations for slender bridges or other line ?like civil engineering type of structures. It contains the background assumptions and hypothesis as well as the development of the computational theory that is necessary for the prediction of wind induced fluctuating displacements and cross sectional forces. The simple cases of static and quasi-static structural response calculations are for the sake of completeness also included. The text is at an advanced level in the

  14. 斜塔无背索斜拉桥研究%Research on the Inclined Pylon Cable-stayed Bridge without Back Stay

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王运航; 李娜

    2014-01-01

    斜塔无背索斜拉桥受力特性与常规的直塔斜拉桥有较大的差异,造成了其设计以及施工的特殊性。本文以长沙洪山大桥为工程背景,对无背索斜拉桥的受力特性、施工以及桥塔的重量分布和倾角进行了探讨,为今后同类桥梁的结构设计提供了参考。%The characteristics of inclined pylon cable-stayed bridge without back stay is different from straight tower cable-stayed bridge, lead to the particularity of its design and construction. Taking Changsha Hongshan bridge engineering as the example, and discusses the stress characteristics, co-nstruction of cable-stayed bridge without back stay and weight distribution and dip angle of bridge tower, so as to provide certain reference for the similar bridges structural design.

  15. 北京某矮塔斜拉桥的设计与施工实践%Study on Design and Construction of one Extradosed Cable-Stayed Bridge in Beijing

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    庄年; 应伟强

    2011-01-01

    The main bridge of Tongzhou Yudaihe Bridge is a kind of prestressed concrete extradosed cable-stayed bridge with four span three pylon and double-cable-plane. Spans are attributed as (45 + 85 + 85 +45) m. The middle tower girder and pier are fixed. The side tower girder and pier are separated and supports mounted on the top of pier. Taking this bridge as an example, the characteristics of bridge type and force principle of the extradosed cablestayed bridge are simply analyzed. In this paper, the design conception and design gist of this type bridge are mainly introduced, and the construction scheme and construction techniques of this bridge are discussed.%北京通州玉带河大桥主桥为4跨3塔双索面预应力混凝土矮塔斜拉桥,主桥孔跨为45+85+85+45m,采用中塔塔梁固结、边塔塔梁与墩分离、墩顶设支座的结构形式.本文以该桥为例,浅析了预应力混凝土部分斜拉桥的桥型特点、受力特性,主要介绍了该类桥型的设计构思及要点,论述了该桥施工方案的选择及施工要点.

  16. Modelling railway bridge asset management

    OpenAIRE

    Le, Bryant Linh Hai

    2014-01-01

    The UK has a long history in the railway industry with a large number of railway assets. Railway bridges form one of the major asset groups with more than 35,000 bridges. The majority of the bridge population are old being constructed over 100 years ago. Many of the bridges were not designed to meet the current network demand. With an expected increasing rate of deterioration due to the increasing traffic loads and intensities, the management authorities are faced with the difficult task of k...

  17. Monitoring the dynamic behaviors of the Bosporus Bridge by GPS during Eurasia Marathon

    Science.gov (United States)

    Erdoǧan, H.; Akpınar, B.; Gülal, E.; Ata, E.

    2007-08-01

    Engineering structures, like bridges, dams and towers are designed by considering temperature changes, earthquakes, wind, traffic and pedestrian loads. However, generally, it can not be estimated that these structures may be affected by special, complex and different loads. So it could not be known whether these loads are dangerous for the structure and what the response of the structures would be to these loads. Such a situation occurred on the Bosporus Bridge, which is one of the suspension bridges connecting the Asia and Europe continents, during the Eurasia Marathon on 2 October 2005, in which 75 000 pedestrians participated. Responses of the bridge to loads such as rhythmic running, pedestrian walking, vehicle passing during the marathon were observed by a real-time kinematic (RTK) Global Positioning System (GPS), with a 2.2-centimeter vertical accuracy. Observed responses were discussed in both time domain and frequency domain by using a time series analysis. High (0.1-1 Hz) and low frequencies (0.00036-0.01172 Hz) of observed bridge responses under 12 different loads which occur in different quantities, different types and different time intervals were calculated in the frequency domain. It was seen that the calculated high frequencies are similar, except for the frequencies of rhythmic running, which causes a continuously increasing vibration. Any negative response was not determined, because this rhythmic effect continued only for a short time. Also when the traffic load was effective, explicit changes in the bridge movements were determined. Finally, it was seen that bridge frequencies which were calculated from the observations and the finite element model were harmonious. But the 9th natural frequency value of the bridge under all loads, except rhythmic running could not be determined with observations.

  18. Monitoring the dynamic behaviors of the Bosporus Bridge by GPS during Eurasia Marathon

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    H. Erdoğan

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Engineering structures, like bridges, dams and towers are designed by considering temperature changes, earthquakes, wind, traffic and pedestrian loads. However, generally, it can not be estimated that these structures may be affected by special, complex and different loads. So it could not be known whether these loads are dangerous for the structure and what the response of the structures would be to these loads. Such a situation occurred on the Bosporus Bridge, which is one of the suspension bridges connecting the Asia and Europe continents, during the Eurasia Marathon on 2 October 2005, in which 75 000 pedestrians participated. Responses of the bridge to loads such as rhythmic running, pedestrian walking, vehicle passing during the marathon were observed by a real-time kinematic (RTK Global Positioning System (GPS, with a 2.2-centimeter vertical accuracy. Observed responses were discussed in both time domain and frequency domain by using a time series analysis. High (0.1–1 Hz and low frequencies (0.00036–0.01172 Hz of observed bridge responses under 12 different loads which occur in different quantities, different types and different time intervals were calculated in the frequency domain. It was seen that the calculated high frequencies are similar, except for the frequencies of rhythmic running, which causes a continuously increasing vibration. Any negative response was not determined, because this rhythmic effect continued only for a short time. Also when the traffic load was effective, explicit changes in the bridge movements were determined. Finally, it was seen that bridge frequencies which were calculated from the observations and the finite element model were harmonious. But the 9th natural frequency value of the bridge under all loads, except rhythmic running could not be determined with observations.

  19. Continuous measurements of methane from a tower network over Siberia

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We have been conducting continuous measurements of Methane (CH4) concentration from an expanding network of towers (JR-STATION: Japan-Russia Siberian Tall Tower Inland Observation Network) located in taiga, steppe and wetland biomes of Siberia since 2004. High daytime means (>2000 ppb) observed simultaneously at several towers during winter, together with in situ weather data and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data, indicate that high pressure systems caused CH4 accumulation at subcontinental scale due to the widespread formation of an inversion layer. Daytime means sometimes exceeded 2000 ppb, particularly in the summer of 2007 when temperature and precipitation rates were anomalously high over West Siberia, which implies that CH4 emission from wetlands were exceptionally high in 2007. Many hot spots detected by MODIS in the summer of 2007 illustrate that the contribution of biomass burning also cannot be neglected. Daytime mean CH4 concentrations from the Siberian tower sites were generally higher than CH4 values reported at NOAA coastal sites in the same latitudinal zone, and the difference in concentrations between two sets of sites was reproduced with a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian transport model. Simulations of emissions from different CH4 sources suggested that the major contributor to variation switched from wetlands during summer to fossil fuel during winter.

  20. Towers of Function Fields over Non-prime Finite Fields

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bassa, Alp; Beelen, Peter; Garcia, Arnaldo;

    2015-01-01

    Over all non-prime finite fields, we construct some recursive towers of function fields with many rational places. Thus we obtain a substantial improvement on all known lower bounds for Ihara’s quantity A(ℓ), for ℓ = pn with p prime and n > 3 odd. We relate the explicit equations to Drinfeld...... modular varieties....

  1. Domestication of the Ivory Tower: Institutional Adaptation to Cultural Distance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Barnhardt, Ray

    2002-01-01

    Examines the experiences of Native and non-Native Alaskan teacher educators in rural Alaska, describing opportunities for capitalizing on field settings available to faculty at any university. Discusses reasons for putting faculty in the field, looking at field-based training for Native teachers, the "ivory tower" versus the real world,…

  2. 78 FR 17183 - Information Collection: Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-20

    ...In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Forest Service's intent to request: (1) An extension from the Office of Management and Budget; and (2) to merge the currently approved information collection 0596- 0222, ``Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card'' with 0596-0226, ``Forest Service Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative......

  3. Galois towers over non-prime finite fields

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bassa, Alp; Beelen, Peter; Garcia, Arnaldo;

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we construct Galois towers with good asymptotic properties over any non-prime finite field Fℓ; i.e., we construct sequences of function fields N=(N1⊂N2⊂⋯) over Fℓ of increasing genus, such that all the extensions Ni/N1 are Galois extensions and the number of rational places of these...

  4. Status and first results of the NEMO Phase-2 tower

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In March 2013, the NEMO Phase 2 tower has been successfully installed in the Capo Passero site, at a depth of 3500 m and 80 km off from the southern coast of Sicily. The unfurled tower is 450 m high; it is composed of 8 mechanical floors, for a total amount of 32 PMTs and various instruments for environmental measurements. The tower positioning is achieved by an acoustic system. The tower is continuously acquiring and transmitting all the measured signals to shore. Data reduction is completely performed in the Portopalo shore station by a dedicated computing facility connected to the persistent storage system at LNS, in Catania. Results from the last 9 months of acquisition will be presented. In particular, the analyzed optical rates, showing stable and low baseline values, are compatible with the contribution mainly of 40K light emission, with a small percentage of light bursts due to bioluminescence. These features reveal the optimal nature of the Capo Passero abyssal site to host a km3-sized Neutrino Telescope

  5. Indiana State University Graduates to Advanced Plastic Cooling Towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sullivan, Ed

    2012-01-01

    Perhaps more than many other industries, today's universities and colleges are beset by dramatically rising costs on every front. One of the areas where overhead can be contained or reduced is in the operation of the chilled water systems that support air conditioning throughout college campuses, specifically the cooling towers. Like many…

  6. Stokes Polarimetry at the Kodaikanal Tower Tunnel Telescope

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Κ. Sankarasubramanian; G. Srinivasulu; A. V. Ananth; P. Venkatakrishnan

    2000-09-01

    A Stokes Polarimeter has been developed using a masked CCD arrangement for the measurement of the vector magnetic field of sunspots. Charge shifting within the CCD is used to record near simultaneous orthogonal polarisation. The testing of the Stokes Polarimeter and the behavior of the integrated system combined with the Kodaikanal tower tunnel telescope will be discussed.

  7. Dynamics of Aerial Tower Formation in Bacillus subtilis Biofilms

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sinha, Naveen; Seminara, Agnese; Wilking, James; Brenner, Michael; Weitz, Dave

    2012-02-01

    Biofilms are highly-organized colonies of bacteria that form on surfaces. These colonies form sophisticated structures which make them robust and difficult to remove from environments such as catheters, where they pose serious infection problems. Previous work has shown that sub-mm sized aerial towers form on the surface of Bacillus subtilis colony biofilms. Spore-formation is located preferentially at the tops of these towers, known as fruiting bodies, which aid in the dispersal and propagation of the colony to new sites. The formation of towers is strongly affected by the quorum-sensing molecule surfactin and the cannibalism pathway of the bacteria. In the present work, we use confocal fluorescence microscopy to study the development of individual fruiting bodies, allowing us to visualize the time-dependent spatial distribution of matrix-forming and sporulating bacteria within the towers. With this information, we investigate the physical mechanisms, such as surface tension and polymer concentration gradients, that drive the formation of these structures.

  8. Solar Power Tower Design Basis Document, Revision 0

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    ZAVOICO,ALEXIS B.

    2001-07-01

    This report contains the design basis for a generic molten-salt solar power tower. A solar power tower uses a field of tracking mirrors (heliostats) that redirect sunlight on to a centrally located receiver mounted on top a tower, which absorbs the concentrated sunlight. Molten nitrate salt, pumped from a tank at ground level, absorbs the sunlight, heating it up to 565 C. The heated salt flows back to ground level into another tank where it is stored, then pumped through a steam generator to produce steam and make electricity. This report establishes a set of criteria upon which the next generation of solar power towers will be designed. The report contains detailed criteria for each of the major systems: Collector System, Receiver System, Thermal Storage System, Steam Generator System, Master Control System, and Electric Heat Tracing System. The Electric Power Generation System and Balance of Plant discussions are limited to interface requirements. This design basis builds on the extensive experience gained from the Solar Two project and includes potential design innovations that will improve reliability and lower technical risk. This design basis document is a living document and contains several areas that require trade-studies and design analysis to fully complete the design basis. Project- and site-specific conditions and requirements will also resolve open To Be Determined issues.

  9. Solar updraft tower - structural optimisation under dynamic wind action

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Van Eck, S.; Coenders, J.L.; Doomen, R.

    2015-01-01

    A solar updraft tower is a type of power plant which uses solar irradiation to generate electricity. It consists of three elements: a solar air collector, wind turbines and a chimney. The proposed concepts for this chimney schematise it as a 1-km-tall reinforced concrete shell, which are vulnerable

  10. Status and first results of the NEMO Phase-2 tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chiarusi, T.; Aiello, S.; Ameli, F.; Anghinolfi, M.; Barbarino, G.; Barbarito, E.; Barbato, F.; Beverini, N.; Biagi, S.; Bouhadef, B.; Bozza, C.; Cacopardo, G.; Calamai, M.; Calì, C.; Capone, A.; Caruso, F.; Ceres, A.; Circella, M.; Cocimano, R.; Coniglione, R.; Costa, M.; Cuttone, G.; D'Amato, C.; D'Amato, V.; D'Amico, A.; DeBonis, G.; De Luca, V.; Deniskina, N.; De Rosa, G.; Distefano, C.; Fermani, P.; Flaminio, V.; Fusco, L. A.; Garufi, F.; Giordano, V.; Giovanetti, G.; Gmerk, A.; Grasso, R.; Grella, G.; Hugon, C.; Imbesi, M.; Kulikovsky, V.; Larosa, G.; Lattuada, D.; Leonora, E.; Litrico, P.; Lonardo, A.; Longhitano, F.; Lo Presti, D.; Maccioni, E.; Margiotta, A.; Martini, A.; Masullo, R.; Migliozzi, P.; Migneco, E.; Miraglia, A.; Mollo, C.; Mongelli, M.; Morganti, M.; Musico, P.; Musumeci, M.; Nicolau, C. A.; Orlando, A.; Papaleo, R.; Pellegrino, C.; Pellegriti, M. G.; Perrina, C.; Piattelli, P.; Pugliatti, C.; Pulvirenti, S.; Raffaelli, F.; Randazzo, N.; Riccobene, G.; Rovelli, A.; Sanguineti, M.; Sapienza, P.; Sgura, I.; Simeone, F.; Sipala, V.; Spurio, M.; Speziale, F.; Spitaleri, A.; Taiuti, M.; Terreni, G.; Trasatti, L.; Trovato, A.; Ventura, C.; Vicini, P.; Viola, S.; Vivolo, D.

    2014-03-01

    In March 2013, the NEMO Phase 2 tower has been successfully installed in the Capo Passero site, at a depth of 3500 m and 80 km off from the southern coast of Sicily. The unfurled tower is 450 m high; it is composed of 8 mechanical floors, for a total amount of 32 PMTs and various instruments for environmental measurements. The tower positioning is achieved by an acoustic system. The tower is continuously acquiring and transmitting all the measured signals to shore. Data reduction is completely performed in the Portopalo shore station by a dedicated computing facility connected to the persistent storage system at LNS, in Catania. Results from the last 9 months of acquisition will be presented. In particular, the analyzed optical rates, showing stable and low baseline values, are compatible with the contribution mainly of 40K light emission, with a small percentage of light bursts due to bioluminescence. These features reveal the optimal nature of the Capo Passero abyssal site to host a km3-sized Neutrino Telescope.

  11. The group of symmetries of the Tower of Hanoi graph

    OpenAIRE

    Park, So Eun

    2008-01-01

    I prove that the group of symmetries of the Tower of Hanoi graph with k pegs and n disks, denoted H_n^k, is isomorphic to the group of permutations of k elements, S_k, for all k greater than or equal to 3 and positive n.

  12. Continuous measurements of methane from a tower network over Siberia

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sasakawa, M.; Machida, T.; Saeki, T.; Koyama, Y.; Maksyutov, S. (Center for Global Environmental Research, National Inst. for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)); Shimoyama, K. (Inst. of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido Univ., Hokkaido (Japan)); Tsuda, N. (Global Environmental Forum, Tokyo (Japan)); Suto, H. (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)); Arshinov, M.; Davydov, D.; Fofonov, A.; Krasnov, O. (Inst. of Atmospheric Optics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation))

    2010-11-15

    We have been conducting continuous measurements of Methane (CH{sub 4}) concentration from an expanding network of towers (JR-STATION: Japan-Russia Siberian Tall Tower Inland Observation Network) located in taiga, steppe and wetland biomes of Siberia since 2004. High daytime means (>2000 ppb) observed simultaneously at several towers during winter, together with in situ weather data and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data, indicate that high pressure systems caused CH{sub 4} accumulation at subcontinental scale due to the widespread formation of an inversion layer. Daytime means sometimes exceeded 2000 ppb, particularly in the summer of 2007 when temperature and precipitation rates were anomalously high over West Siberia, which implies that CH{sub 4} emission from wetlands were exceptionally high in 2007. Many hot spots detected by MODIS in the summer of 2007 illustrate that the contribution of biomass burning also cannot be neglected. Daytime mean CH{sub 4} concentrations from the Siberian tower sites were generally higher than CH{sub 4} values reported at NOAA coastal sites in the same latitudinal zone, and the difference in concentrations between two sets of sites was reproduced with a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian transport model. Simulations of emissions from different CH{sub 4} sources suggested that the major contributor to variation switched from wetlands during summer to fossil fuel during winter.

  13. Star Companies Gather At Tower C of Office Park

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    Tower C of Office Park,a dazzling new office building in Beijing’s Central Business District(CBD),has been widely praised in the market for its superior quality and pleasant amenities after it was unveiled to the market at a press conference held in March

  14. Thermodynamic analysis of an idealised solar tower thermal power plant

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In the real solar tower thermal power system, it is widely acknowledged that the thermodynamic irreversibility, such as convective and radiative loss on tower receiver, and thermal resistance in heat exchangers, is unavoidable. With above factors in mind, this paper presents an ideal model of the solar tower thermal power system to analyze the influence of various parameters on thermal and exergy conversion efficiencies, including receiver working temperature, concentration ratio, endoreversible heat engine efficiency and so forth. And therefore the variation of maximum thermal conversion efficiency in terms of concentration ratio and endoreversible heat engine efficiency could be theoretically obtained. The results indicate that raising the receiver working temperature could initially increase both thermal and exergy conversion efficiencies until an optimum temperature is reached. The optimum temperature would also increase with the concentration ratio. Additionally, the concentration ratio has a positive effect on the thermal conversion efficiency: increasing the concentration ratio could raise the conversion efficiency until the concentration ratio is extremely high, after which there will be a slow drop. Lastly, the endoreversible engine efficiency also has significant influence on the thermal conversion efficiency, it will increase the thermal conversion efficiency until it reaches the maximum and optimum value, and then the conversion efficiency will drop dramatically. - Highlights: • Built an idealized thermodynamic model for solar tower thermal power plants. • Analyze the influence of various parameters on thermal and exergy efficiencies. • The optimum temperature would increase with the concentration ratio. • The endoreversible engine efficiency would have an optimum value

  15. Solar Power Tower Design Basis Document, Revision 0; TOPICAL

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This report contains the design basis for a generic molten-salt solar power tower. A solar power tower uses a field of tracking mirrors (heliostats) that redirect sunlight on to a centrally located receiver mounted on top a tower, which absorbs the concentrated sunlight. Molten nitrate salt, pumped from a tank at ground level, absorbs the sunlight, heating it up to 565 C. The heated salt flows back to ground level into another tank where it is stored, then pumped through a steam generator to produce steam and make electricity. This report establishes a set of criteria upon which the next generation of solar power towers will be designed. The report contains detailed criteria for each of the major systems: Collector System, Receiver System, Thermal Storage System, Steam Generator System, Master Control System, and Electric Heat Tracing System. The Electric Power Generation System and Balance of Plant discussions are limited to interface requirements. This design basis builds on the extensive experience gained from the Solar Two project and includes potential design innovations that will improve reliability and lower technical risk. This design basis document is a living document and contains several areas that require trade-studies and design analysis to fully complete the design basis. Project- and site-specific conditions and requirements will also resolve open To Be Determined issues

  16. Numerical research of a super-large cooling tower subjected to accidental loads

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Li, Yi; Lin, Feng [Department of Building Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Gu, Xianglin, E-mail: gxl@tongji.edu.cn [Department of Building Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Lu, Xiaoqin [Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Guangzhou 510660 (China)

    2014-04-01

    With the continued development of nuclear power plants, more and more super-large cooling towers are to be built in China and around the world. For the safe operation of nuclear power plants, research work has been done on the causes of collapse of cooling towers, collapse modes and the secondary disasters caused by the collapse of cooling towers. However, the collapse modes and the ground vibration induced by the collapse of cooling towers subjected to the accidental loads have not been fully understood. This paper has been focused on the modes and mechanisms behavior of the collapse of cooling towers subjected to accidental loads. Meanwhile, prediction of the ground vibration due to the collapse of the cooling towers has also been completed in a parallel project. Using dynamic finite element program LS-DYNA, a 3D finite element model for a super-large cooling tower was developed and the nonlinear material models were incorporated. In this paper, four types of accidental loads were considered to trigger the collapse or local failure of the tower, including vehicle collision, airplane impact, local explosion and missile attack. It was found that vehicle collision, missile attack and small TNT equivalent explosives (2 kg, 20 kg, 200 kg) might result in local failure of the cooling tower, however, the tower can still keep stable. On the other hand, large TNT equivalent explosives (2000 kg, 4500 kg) could cause severe damages in the inclined columns of the cooling tower, and lead to progressive collapse of the entire cooling tower. The two kinds of TNT equivalent explosives caused the same collapse mode while the collapsing duration was different. The airplane impacted at the throat of the cooling tower caused the local failure of shell structure of the tower, and then the progressive collapse of the cooling tower happened due to the gravitational action. The resulting collapse mode was different from that triggered by the local explosion.

  17. Progress on Concepts for Next-Generation Drop Tower Systems

    Science.gov (United States)

    Könemann, Thorben; Eigenbrod, Christian; Von Kampen, Peter; Laemmerzahl, Claus; Kaczmarczik, Ulrich

    2016-07-01

    The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans J. Rath in 1985 is part of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen, Germany. ZARM is mainly concentrated on fundamental investigations of gravitational and space-related phenomenas under conditions of weightlessness as well as questions and developments related to technologies for space. At ZARM about 100 scientists, engineers, and administrative staff as well as many students from different departments are employed. Today, ZARM is still one of the largest and most important research center for space sciences and technologies in Europe. With a height of 146 m the Bremen Drop Tower is the predominant facility of ZARM and also the only drop tower of its class in Europe. ZARM's ground-based laboratory offers the opportunity for daily short-term experiments under conditions of high-quality weightlessness at a level of 10-6 g (microgravity), which is one of the best achievable for ground-based flight opportunities. Scientists may choose up to three times a day between a single drop experiment with 4.74 s in simple free fall and an experiment in ZARM's worldwide unique catapult system with 9.3 s in weightlessness. Since the start of operation of the facility in 1990, over 7500 drops or catapult launches of more than 160 different experiment types from various scientific fields like fundamental physics, combustion, fluid dynamics, planetary formation / astrophysics, biology and materials sciences have been accomplished so far. In addition, more and more technology tests have been conducted under microgravity conditions at the Bremen Drop Tower in order to effectively prepare appropriate space missions in advance. In this paper we report on the progress on concepts for next-generation drop tower systems based on the GraviTower idea utilizing a guided electro-magnetic linear drive. Alternative concepts motivated by the scientific demand for higher

  18. Fatigue tests on aluminium bridges

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Maljaars, J.; Soetens, F.; Straalen, IJ.J. van

    2005-01-01

    Traffic bridges are subjected to variable loads and should therefore be checked on fatigue. Especially low weight materials, like aluminium, are sensitive to fatigue, because the variable load is a substantial part of the total load. This paper shows the structural design of an aluminium bridge load

  19. Fatigue tests on aluminium bridges

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Maljaars, J.; Soetens, F.; Straalen, IJ.J. van

    2004-01-01

    Traffic bridges are subjected to variable loads and should therefore be checked on fatigue. Especially low weight materials, like aluminium, are sensitive to fatigue, because the variable load is a substantial part of the total load. This paper shows the structural design of an aluminium bridge load

  20. Development of cooperative system bridges

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZHANG Zhe; WAN Qi-bai; SHI Lei

    2008-01-01

    Cooperative system bridges comprise several basic structures that act jointly to improve structural characteristics. We delved into the historical development of cooperative system bridges. Cooperative systems are classified as different-load cooperative systems and same-load cooperative systems by distinguishing the modes of load distribution. For different-load cooperation, individual basic structures are at different positions in the direction along bridge axis and carry the loads separately. While for same-load cooperation, all basic structures overlap in geometrical locations and support the entire loads conjointly. The choosing of span ratios between basic structures, the design of connections of different-load cooperative systems were discussed as well as optimizations of relative rigidity for same-load cooperative systems which greatly influence structural characteristics. The general situation and several structural measurements of several cooperative bridges were demonstrated. This information can assist engineers in developing their concepts in cooperative systems and can lead to more efficient and economical cooperative bridges.

  1. Design of Main Bridge of Shuangyudao Bridge in Zhangzhou Development Zone%漳州开发区双鱼岛大桥主桥设计

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    陶小兰; 李涛; 姚建军

    2013-01-01

    Main bridge of Shuangyudao Bridge in Fujian Zhangzhou Development Zone is a 36m +2×66m +36m cable-stayed bridge with single pylon and double cable planes, and its girders are fish-belly prestressed concrete continuous box girders, cable pylon is twin-dolphin gate-typed steel tower, piers are in elliptic shape and bored pile foundation is adopted. This paper introduces design of all major structures, analyzes stresses on girder, cable pylon, stayed cable and steel anchor box of the bridge by establishing finite-element integral and local computational models and introduces its construction scheme.%福建省漳州开发区双鱼岛大桥主桥为36 m+2×66 m+36 m独塔双索面斜拉桥,主梁采用鱼腹式预应力混凝土连续箱梁,索塔为双鱼门型钢塔,桥墩为椭圆造型,采用钻孔灌注桩基础.介绍该桥各主要结构的设计,通过建立有限元整体计算模型及局部计算模型对该桥主梁、索塔、斜拉索、钢锚箱的受力进行分析并对其施工方案进行介绍.

  2. Cascaded resonant bridge converters

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stuart, Thomas A. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    A converter for converting a low voltage direct current power source to a higher voltage, high frequency alternating current output for use in an electrical system where it is desired to use low weight cables and other circuit elements. The converter has a first stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which converts the direct current power source to an alternating current by means of switching elements that are operated by a variable frequency voltage regulator, a transformer to step up the voltage of the alternating current, and a rectifier bridge to convert the alternating current to a direct current first stage output. The converter further has a second stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which is connected in series to the first stage converter to receive its direct current output and convert it to a second stage high frequency alternating current output by means of switching elements that are operated by a fixed frequency oscillator. The voltage of the second stage output is controlled at a relatively constant value by controlling the first stage output voltage, which is accomplished by controlling the frequency of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller in response to second stage voltage. Fault tolerance in the event of a load short circuit is provided by making the operation of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller responsive to first and second stage current limiting devices. The second stage output is connected to a rectifier bridge whose output is connected to the input of the second stage to provide good regulation of output voltage wave form at low system loads.

  3. Effects of biocidal treatments to inhibit the growth of legionellae and other microorganisms in cooling towers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yamamoto, H; Ezaki, T; Ikedo, M; Yabuuchi, E

    1991-01-01

    The effects of biocidal treatments for cooling towers were examined through the use of chemicals and ultraviolet irradiation to inhibit the growth of legionellae and other microorganisms. In the water of cooling towers without continuous biocidal treatments, heterotrophic bacteria and bacterivorous protozoan first appeared, and then legionellae increased up to 10(4) CFU/100 ml. When a UV sterilizer was connected to the cooling tower, the legionellae count was 1/10 or 1/100 of that in the nontreated tower water. In the water of towers supplemented continuously with the biocidal chemicals, legionellae were not found during a 4-month period. The biocidal treatments tested were proved to suppress the increase of legionellae in cooling-tower water, and thus are useful in preventing the outbreak of legionellosis due to inhalation of contaminated aerosol from the cooling tower system.

  4. Study in the design and manufacture process of the elastic cable anchor box in steel box girder of Taizhou Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Gu Bifeng; Chen Ce; Ding Lei

    2011-01-01

    Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge is a large span suspension bridge with three pylons. The elastic cables are installed to connect the steel tower and the steel box girder. The constraints can increase the safety coefficient of the middle saddle, and improve the stress conditions of the middle pylon and decrease the deflection in the middle of the main girder, as well as the longitudinal displacement of the main girder caused by live loads. The anchorage boxes of the elastic cable are installed in the wind fairing outside the vertical web plate of the box girder. Two anchor boxes form a pair and are arranged parallelly. Eight anchor boxes are installed in the bridge. In this paper, the design scheme and the technical difficulties in manufacturing are briefly discussed with the precision control techniques.

  5. Construction techniques of super-length main cable of Taizhou Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Shen Liangcheng; Liang Jinda

    2011-01-01

    Taizhou Bridge is a highway three-pylon two-span bridge with span arrangement of 1 080 m + 1 080 m and the length of the main cable is more than 3 100 m. It is the longest cable in China. As the erection of the main cable needs to cross over three towers and the cables undulate acutely, general problems like the twist, spread and swell of strands and shedding of the zinc coating are prone to arise, which make it difficult to guarantee the quantity of cable traction construction. In this paper, the hauling, shaping and saddling of strands and sag adjusting are illustrated in detail and how to execute the refined construction control to guarantee the erection quality is also covered.

  6. Liquid-Bridge Breaking Limits

    Science.gov (United States)

    Macner, Ashley; Steen, Paul

    2011-11-01

    Wet adhesion by liquid bridges in large arrays shows promise for use in lightweight, controllable on-demand devices. Applications include grab/release of wafer substrates, transport of micron-sized tiles for use in 3D printing and micro-dosing of personalized pharmaceutical drugs. By wetting and spreading, a drop can form a bridge and thereby ``grab'' a nearby solid substrate. By volume decrease or extension, the bridge can break. The breaking limit corresponds to bridge instability which can be predicted, knowing the static mechanical response of the bridge. Mechanical behaviors include force-volume (FV), pressure-volume (pV) and force-length (FL) responses. Instability crucially depends on the mode of failure - failure under constant-force or constant length are typical cases. We study single bridge equilibria for their breaking limits. FV diagrams for the pin-pin equal and pin-pin unequal radii boundary conditions for different bridge heights are measured in the laboratory. The FL response in the case of pin-pin equal radii is also measured. Results are compared to predictions of static theory. Static results are then used to compare to dynamical sequences where volume is driven quasistatically by syringe or an electro-osmotic pump. As the breaking limit is approached, the shape deformation accelerates leading to non-equilibrium shapes not captured by the static analysis.

  7. Design of Concrete Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge of Wusong Bridge in Jilin City%吉林市雾凇大桥混凝土自锚式悬索桥设计

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张伟; 唐贺强; 宁伯伟

    2011-01-01

    The main bridge of the Wusong Bridge in Jilin City is a 5-span continuous concrete self-anchored suspension bridge with span arrangement (35+68+150+68+35) m. A summarized account of the design and calculation of the main bridge is presented herewith. On the bridge, the transverse and vertical bearings and the longitudinal dampers are arranged in between the stiffening girder and towers. The girder is of a concrete 3-cell single box section, the depth of a typical segment of the girder is 2.5 m and towards the anchorage sections at the side spans, the segments of the girder gradually change into a depth of 6.5 m. A tower of the bridge is a concrete portal frame structure that is 54 m in height and the tower columns and the cross beams on the towers are all of rectangular hollow sections. Beneath a tower pier are the pile caps of separation type and each pile cap is supported by 9 nos. of Φ2.0 m bored piles. The main cables are respectively made up of Φ5.1 mm galvanized high strength steel wires and the hanger cables are of Φ7.0 mm low relaxation galvanized high strength parallel steel wires. In the design, the finite element software MIDAS Civil 2006, the nonlinear analysis software BNLAS for suspension bridge and the plane program SCDS are employed to calculate and analyze the bridge. The results of the calculation and analysis indicate that all checking calculation made for the bridge can conform to the relevant requirements in the codes.%吉林市雾凇大桥主桥为(35+68+150+68+35)m五跨连续混凝土自锚式悬索桥,综述该桥主桥设计与计算.该桥塔梁间设置横、竖向支座和纵向阻尼器;加劲梁采用单箱三室混凝土截面,标准段梁高2.5 m,在边跨锚固段渐变至6.5 m;桥塔采用门形框架混凝土结构,高54 m,塔身及横梁均采用矩形空心截面;桥塔墩下部采用分离式承台,单个承台布置9根φ2.0 m钻孔灌注桩;主缆采用φ5.1 mm镀锌高强钢丝,吊索采用φ7.0 mm低松弛镀锌高强

  8. Demonstration of Bridge Type Schemes for Maanshan Changjiang River Bridge Under Condition of Complicated River Pattern%复杂河势条件下的马鞍山长江大桥桥型方案论证

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    杨光武

    2013-01-01

    马鞍山长江公路大桥所处河段为分汊河段,其中左汊主桥桥址处河势条件复杂,通过对桥址处河势条件及通航要求等建桥条件的综合分析,对5种左汊主桥桥型方案(主跨2×1080m三塔悬索桥方案、主跨1 388 m两塔悬索桥方案、主跨1 180m两塔斜拉桥方案、主跨2×850m三塔斜拉桥方案、主跨1 760m单跨悬索桥方案)从航道适应性、工程经济性进行比较和论证.经过综合比选,确定马鞍山长江公路大桥左汊主桥采用主跨2×1 080 m三塔两跨悬索桥,较好地解决了深槽左右摆动引起的航道适应性问题,为大桥的顺利立项和获批创造了有利条件.%The river reaches at the site of Maanshan Changjiang River Highway Bridge are the forked reaches, of which the condition of river pattern of the reach at the site of the main bridge of the left bridge is quite complicated. Through the comprehensive analysis of the construction conditions, such as the river pattern and navigation requirements, of the site of the main bridge, five bridge type schemes (i. e. a three-tower suspension bridge with main spans 2×1 080 m, a two-tower suspension bridge with a main span 1 388 m, a two-pylon cable-stayed bridge with a main span 1 180 m, a three-pylon cable-stayed bridge with main spans 2×850 m and a single-span suspension bridge with a main span 1 760 m) put forward for the bridge were compared and demonstrated from aspects of the waterway adaptability and engineering economy. On the basis of the comparison and demonstration, it was finally determined that the scheme of the three-tower and two-span suspension bridge with main spans 2×1080 m should be chosen for the bridge. With the chosen scheme, the problem of the waterway adaptability affected by the left and right swaying of the deep channel was well resolved and the favorable conditions for the successful determining and approval of the bridge project were thus created.

  9. Bridge Creek IMW database - Bridge Creek Restoration and Monitoring Project

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The incised and degraded habitat of Bridge Creek is thought to be limiting a population of ESA-listed steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). A logical restoration...

  10. National Bridge Inventory - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Bridges

    Data.gov (United States)

    Department of Transportation — The NBI (NTAD 2015) is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 610,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate...

  11. Four Operational Strategies For The Tower of Pisa

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bartolozzi, F.

    The operational strategies proposed for safeguarding the Leaning Tower all agree on the urgent need to lay a sub-foundation for guaranteeing the stability of the foundation soil, considerably decreasing the current pressure to a value compatible with its resistance characteristics. Their second common property is the creation of a static beneficial effect on the material forming the monument. This effect may be achieved by reducing the pressure in the material forming the Tower, by making the present inclination decrease considerably, or by means of a reinforcement ring on the most stressed parts of the Tower - if the present inclination is to remain unchanged - or with the combined action of both the inclination decrease and the reinforcement ring. Clearly, the choice of each operation must be made within the framework of the present and particular resistance conditions of the material. On the other hand, the four techniques differ structurally and operationally. The former aspects refer to laying structural elements, all equally effective, but different in conception and function - such as pillars, beams, hinges and tubular devices ­ to be laid in order to integrate the common sub-foundation and to be utilised with respect to each operational technique. The operational differences mainly depend on the different executive needs with respect to the structural elements to be laid. The operational aspect of the fourth technique is very simple, but particularly delicate, as are all techniques concerning the Tower. In relation to this, the operation must clearly be managed by a highly qualified and professional group of technicians and workers using the most appropriate and modern technological apparatus. I believe that the considerable delicacy of the operational stage does not obstruct the application of the proposed techniques, both because of the precarious safety conditions of the building (requiring a radical solution), and because the operations put into

  12. Complex Testing of the Bridges

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Savić Adrijana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the process of examining bridges. AB road bridge, founded on the columns by the Karpoš system and damaged due to erosive action of the river, is given as an example. The first tests of the bridge are conducted on the impact load of V 300, because of the appearance of longitudinal cracks. The results of the columns testing are presented in this paper, as well as the rehabilitation measures thus increasing the load capacity of the column.

  13. Thermal bridges of modern windows

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Ernst Jan de Place; Møller, Eva B.; Nielsen, Anker;

    2013-01-01

    With its focus on reduced energy consumption, contemporary housing construction requires a highly insulated and airtight building envelope with as few thermal bridges as possible.Windows must be carefully designed, as thermal bridges can lead to surface condensation or mold growth, even...... if the window has an U-factor of 1 W/(m2·K) or lower. This paper describes the development of modern, energy efficient Danish windows with reduced thermal bridges. It focuses on materials, geometry, and sealing of window panes based on a literature review. Examples of modern windows are presented. Experience...

  14. Reliability Assessment of Concrete Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Middleton, C. R.

    This paper is partly based on research performed for the Highways Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: concrete bridges". It contains the details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability...... profiles. These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for concrete bridges. This paper is to some extend based on Thoft-Christensen et. al. [1996], Thoft-Christensen [1996] et. al. and Thoft-Christensen [1996]....

  15. Use of tower reactors for continuous ethanol production

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M.C. Viegas

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this work was to develop a continuous fermentation system operating with a tower reactor using some flocculent yeast strains isolated from an industrial process. The strain was an used in the trial of the proposed system, composed of two serial glass tower reactor. The effects of the following variables were studied on the yield and productivity of the system: total reducing sugar (TRS, concentration in feeding, recycle flow in the second reactor, residence time and diameter/height ratio of the reactors. It was observed that the TRS concentration in feeding and residence time is the variables that interfere most with the productivity of the system. Yield was not affected by any of the variables within the range of values studied. All trials were performed according to a factorial experimental design (making up a total of 19 trials and the results were evaluated by response surface.

  16. Design of the Heliostat Field of the CSIRO Solar Tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Schramek, P.; Mills, D. R.; Stein, W.; Lievre, P. L.

    2006-07-01

    A close-packed heliostat field of more than 800 m''2 reflector area has been installed by Solar Heat and Power for the CSIRO solar tower at the Energy Centre in Newcastle, Australia. The heliostat field has been designed with significantly greater field packing density than normally associated with heliostat fields. It can be shown that even TROUGH a heliostat field with a high ground coverage exhibits more blocking and shading, a higher annual performance can be achieved up to a certain point. The optimum ground coverage calculated for the CSIRO solar tower configuration is in the range of 53%. Other heliostat field designs usually have a ground coverage below 30%. The annual optical performance of the CSIRO field per m''2 of reflector is about 9% higher than a radial stagger field of 30% ground coverage. (Author)

  17. On hydraulics calculation of water distribution in cooling towers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A mathematical model is described for the hydraulics calculation of water distribution in the natural draught cooling towers for the Temelin nuclear power plant. The model allows determining the form of the mechanical energy curve along the asbestos cement pipe and the main distribution trough, the form of the pressure curve in the pipe and the form of the level in an open trough, the cross section velocities in the individual distribution network sections, and the flow through nozzles, i.e., the actual distribution over the tower surface of specific load due to cooling water. The values are suggested of coefficients for calculations of losses due to friction, of local losses, and of outlet coefficients obtained from the results of original studies and completed with literature data. The computer program is written in the Fortran 77 language. (Z.M.). 5 figs., 5 tabs., 9 refs

  18. Dynamic response of wind turbine towers in warm permafrost

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Benjamin Still; ZhaoHui Joey Yang; Simon Evans; FuJun Niu

    2014-01-01

    Wind is a great source of renewable energy in western Alaska. Consistent winds blow across the barren tundra underlain by warm permafrost in the winter season, when the energy demand is the highest. Foundation engineering in warm permafrost has always been a challenge in wind energy development. Degrading warm permafrost poses engineering issues to design, construction, and operation of wind turbines. This paper describes the foundation design of a wind turbine built in western Alaska. It presents a sys-tem for response monitoring and load assessment, and data collected from September 2013 to March 2014. The dynamic proper-ties are assessed based on the monitoring data, and seasonal changes in the dynamic properties of the turbine tower-foundation system and likely resonance between the spinning blades and the tower structure are discussed. These analyses of a wind turbine in warm permafrost are valuable for designing or retrofitting of foundations in warm permafrost.

  19. Dimer-monomer model on the Towers of Hanoi graphs

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Hanlin; Wu, Renfang; Huang, Guihua; Deng, Hanyuan

    2015-07-01

    The number of dimer-monomers (matchings) of a graph G is an important graph parameter in statistical physics. Following recent research, we study the asymptotic behavior of the number of dimer-monomers m(G) on the Towers of Hanoi graphs and another variation of the Sierpiński graphs which is similar to the Towers of Hanoi graphs, and derive the recursion relations for the numbers of dimer-monomers. Upper and lower bounds for the entropy per site, defined as μG = limv(G)→∞(lnm(G)/v(G)), where v(G) is the number of vertices in a graph G, on these Sierpiński graphs are derived in terms of the numbers at a certain stage. As the difference between these bounds converges quickly to zero as the calculated stage increases, the numerical value of the entropy can be evaluated with more than a hundred significant figures accuracy.

  20. Investigation of Natural Draft Cooling Tower Performance Using Neural Network

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mahdi, Qasim S.; Saleh, Saad M.; Khalaf, Basima S.

    In the present work Artificial Neural Network (ANN) technique is used to investigate the performance of Natural Draft Wet Cooling Tower (NDWCT). Many factors are affected the rang, approach, pressure drop, and effectiveness of the cooling tower which are; fill type, water flow rate, air flow rate, inlet water temperature, wet bulb temperature of air, and nozzle hole diameter. Experimental data included the effects of these factors are used to train the network using Back Propagation (BP) algorithm. The network included seven input variables (Twi, hfill, mw, Taiwb, Taidb, vlow, vup) and five output variables (ma, Taowb, Two, Δp, ɛ) while hidden layer is different for each case. Network results compared with experimental results and good agreement was observed between the experimental and theoretical results.

  1. Numerical modeling of cooling tower plumes: comparison with experiments

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This chapter compares mathematical models designed to study the impact of cooling tower plumes from a nuclear power plant in France. The 3 models are an integral model for a statistical evaluation of plume characteristics and their cumulative effect (reduction of insolation); a spectral microphysical model, to study the interaction processes between a natural cloud and the plume; and a 3D plume model, involving both dynamics, microphysics and their coupling, to investigate the problems of plumes development, especially in convective situations (cumuli formation). Experimental data were obtained near the BUGEY nuclear power plant (two units of 900 MWe, two natural draft cooling towers per unit). The three models currently used are compared to the experimental data. Includes 3 tables and 3 drawings

  2. Design of water distribution systems for large cooling towers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Honekamp, H.; Katzmann, A.

    1984-01-01

    The requirements of large cooling towers have increased: higher flow rates and improved part-load performance are needed. For this purpose liberal provision in water distribution systems of control elements, such as winter pipework, joint face disconnections, overspill shafts and by-pass pipework is necessary. However, the high expenditure on these facilities permits the plant to be operated in difficult operational phases with a high degree of security.

  3. Water distribution characteristics of spray nozzles in a cooling tower

    OpenAIRE

    Vitkovic Pavol

    2015-01-01

    Water distribution characteristics of spray nozzles with spray plates used to distribute cooling water to the cooling fills in a cooling tower is one of the important parameters for the selection of nozzles. Water distribution characteristic describes the distribution of water from the axis of the nozzle along a fill. One of the parameters affecting the water distribution characteristic of the nozzle is airflow velocity of counter flow airstream. Water distribution characteristics are commonl...

  4. Improved Drop Tower Performance for Microgravity Environment Experiments

    OpenAIRE

    OGIWARA, Sachio; Yoshihara, Shoichi; AZUMA, Hisao; 荻原, 裟千男; 吉原, 正一; 東, 久雄

    1988-01-01

    The non-gravity environment of space provides such attractive features as zero convection and zero buoyancy due to density gradient, and even in a microgravity environment several interesting phenomena such as Marangoni flow motion, wet skin on the surface, etc., take place but can not be observed on the earth with the gravity acceleration effect. To create such a microgravity environmet, various techniques have been attempted using a drop tower, and flights on space shuttle, rocket, aircraft...

  5. Solutions to the generalized Towers of Hanoi problem

    CERN Document Server

    Jörgensen, Mikael Erik

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to prove the Frame-Stewart algorithm for the generalized Towers of Hanoi problem as well as finding the number of moves required to solve the problem and studying the multitude of optimal solutions. The main idea is to study how to most effectively move away all but the last disc and use the fact that the total number of moves required to solve the problem is twice this number plus one.

  6. 上海中建大厦%CSCEC Tower, Shanghai

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    KPF建筑师事务所

    2009-01-01

    @@ 上海中建大厦(China State Construction & Engineering Corporation,CSCEC Tower)坐落于浦东新区,是一栋高32层的形象壮观且造型生动的办公大楼.浦东新区经济发展迅速、规模扩增明显,坐落于此的几栋建筑高度均位居世界前茅.

  7. Design and Construction of a Scaled Whirl Tower Facility

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pickard, John Alexander

    Experimental development of helicopter rotors requires centrifugal testing before entry into a wind tunnel or flight test campaign. This centrifugal testing is performed on test rigs called whirl towers. These facilities are very rare, in fact there were none available in Canada at the time of writing this thesis, but they are very valuable experimental research tools. This thesis describes the design and construction of a whirl tower facility for the centrifugal testing of scaled helicopter rotors with actively controlled systems for reducing vibration. First, the trade-offs between the desired capabilities for the facility to be designed are reviewed, leading to the identification of a set of design requirements. Following this, various concepts for the drive system, frame, data acquisition, and safety infrastructure are proposed. From these, a final design is assembled, whose main advantage is its flexibility and robustness for developmental research. The whirl tower is capable of testing single or multi-bladed rotors (up to four blades), with blades between 1.0 and 1.6 m radius, up to 1,800 RPM frequency with no 'dead zones'. The whirl tower is equipped with a 60 HP, 575 V, AC motor, with flexible coupling and direct drive to the scaled rotor hub. The facility also features a digital telemetry system, slip rings for power and signal transmission for active control, interchangeable rotor heads with variable root distance, and a containment wall for protection from possible rotor blade failures. The manufacturing and construction of the facility, as well as its installation at the National Research Council in Ottawa, is described in detail.

  8. The Higgs Bridge

    CERN Document Server

    Allen, Roland E

    2013-01-01

    The particle recently discovered at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva is almost certainly a Higgs boson, the long-sought completion of the Standard Model of particle physics. But this discovery, an achievement by more than six thousand scientists (including students), is actually much more than a mere capstone of the Standard Model. It instead represents a bridge from the Standard Model to exciting discoveries of the future, at higher energies or in other experiments, and to the properties of matter at very low temperatures. The mere existence of a particle with zero spin implies a need for new physics, with the most likely candidate being supersymmetry, which requires that every known particle has a superpartner yet to be discovered. And phenomena similar to the Higgs are seen in superconducting metals and superfluid gases at low temperatures, which extend down to a millionth or even a billionth of a degree Kelvin. So the discovery of a Higgs boson has a central place in our attempts both to achieve a tr...

  9. Dynamic analysis of the BMW tower in Munich

    Science.gov (United States)

    Indacochea-Beltran, Joaquin; Elgindy, Pearl; Lee, Elaine; Vignesh, Thiviya; Ansourian, Peter; Tahmasebinia, Faham; Marroquín, Fernando Alonso

    2016-08-01

    In the 1970s, world famous Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer designed an avant-garde suspended skyscraper for the new BMW headquarters. The BMW Tower was envisioned to resemble a four-cylinder motor and become a symbol for the recent flourishing success of BMW. Throughout its four decades, the BMW Tower has become the main architectural feature of modern Munich and a pride for one of the World leading car manufacturers. The structural design of the BMW Tower represented a major challenge to Germany's finest engineers because the suspended 99.5m-high structure had to whitstand not only static loading but large wind dynamic loading while having deflections within appropriate serviceability limits. Strand7 has been used to determine the stresses and deflections the structure is subjected to in order to analyse its behavior under static and dynamic loadings. Ultimately, this analysis helps to understand the nature of suspended structures in relation to the Eurocode building standards. Finally, thermal resistance has also been analysed using Strand7 to simulate a fire scenario and analyse the behaviour of the cable structure, which is the most critical building component.

  10. Optimum Tower Crane Selection and Supporting Design Management

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hyo Won Sohn

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available To optimize tower crane selection and supporting design, lifting requirements (as well as stability should be examined, followed by a review of economic feasibility. However, construction engineers establish plans based on data provided by equipment suppliers since there are no tools with which to thoroughly examine a support design’s suitability for various crane types, and such plans lack the necessary supporting data. In such cases it is impossible to optimize a tower crane selection to satisfy lifting requirements in terms of cost, and to perform lateral support and foundation design. Thus, this study is intended to develop an optimum tower crane selection and supporting design management method based on stability. All cases that are capable of generating an optimization of approximately 3,000 ~ 15,000 times are calculated to identify the candidate cranes with minimized cost, which are examined. The optimization method developed in the study is expected to support engineers in determining the optimum lifting equipment management.

  11. Humidification tower for humid air gas turbine cycles: Experimental analysis

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Traverso, A. [DIMSET (TPG), University of Genoa, Via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genoa (Italy)

    2010-02-15

    In the HAT (humid air turbine) cycle, the humidification of compressed air can be provided by a pressurised saturator (i.e. humidification tower or saturation tower), this solution being known to offer several attractive features. This work is focused on an experimental study of a pressurised humidification tower, with structured packing. After a description of the test rig employed to carry out the measuring campaign, the results relating to the thermodynamic process are presented and discussed. The experimental campaign was carried out over 162 working points, covering a relatively wide range of possible operating conditions. It is shown that the saturator behaviour, in terms of air outlet humidity and temperature, is primarily driven by, in decreasing order of relevance, the inlet water temperature, the inlet water over inlet dry air mass flow ratio and the inlet air temperature. The exit relative humidity is consistently over 100%, which may be explained partially by measurement accuracy and droplet entrainment, and partially by the non-ideal behaviour of air-steam mixtures close to saturation. Experimental results have been successfully correlated using a set of new non-dimensional groups: such a correlation is able to capture the air outlet temperature with a standard deviation {sigma} = 2.8 K. (author)

  12. Surface sediment characteristics and tower karst dissolution, Guilin, southern China

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tang, Tao

    2003-01-01

    Dissolution of extensive outcrops of limestone and dolostone in humid tropical and subtropical southern China produced numerous caves and residual hills that are referred as tower karst. This study identifies and relates the physical and chemical characteristics of the surface sediment with the limestone bedrock in Guilin to assess the influence of the limestone dissolution process on sediment composition. The results of this study indicated that (i) both limestone and dolostone of the region are very pure (99.5% and 98.5% of CaCO 3 and MgCO 3, respectively); (ii) the material composition of limestone and dolostone is different from that of soil and sediment of the region: constituents of surface sediments are highly related with the clastic sedimentary rocks, such as the mudstone, but show negative correlation with limestone and dolostone; (iii) the limestone formations are highly resistant to physical weathering and disintegration; their durability versus physical weathering and their high susceptibility to chemical dissolution account for why residual towers can form and persist; (iv) a dual-zone environmental structure exists vertically downward from the surface in Guilin: the zone of unconsolidated clastic sediments that is predominantly acidic, and the zone of karstified limestone that is predominantly basic. The evidence suggests that the environment and processes differ in these two zones. The chemical dissolution of limestone that formed tower karst of the region is not mainly responsible for the accumulation of clastic sediment on the surface.

  13. The Transient Modal Dynamic Analysis of a Coke Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    XIE Teng-teng; SUN Tie; XING Ling; ZHANG Su-xiang

    2012-01-01

    Dynamic analysis must be performed when the duration of the applied load is short or if the load is dynamic in nature. Wind load, as a random load, can lead to the vibration of the coke tower. In order to study the influence to the strength of the coke tower by wind, ABAQUS was used to conduct the transient modal dynamic analysis of the wind load. The response of the structure during loading and unloading was mainly observed. The results indicate that, with the effect of wind, the maximal nodal displacement appears at the top of the tower, which is 0.79 mm; while the maximal stress locates at the node around the skirt, the maximum is 3.26 MPa. Both of the displacement and stress cannot cause the failure of the structure. After loading and unloading, the structure engenders vibration along the loading direction. The frequency is 10 Hz, under the effect of external loads, it may easily cause the resonance of the structure, which can cause damage to the structure. So it must be taken into consideration during the process of design and operation.

  14. On the Footsteps to Generalized Tower of Hanoi Strategy

    CERN Document Server

    Arif, Bijoy Rahman

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, our aim is to prove that our recursive algorithm to solve the "Reve's puzzle" (four- peg Tower of Hanoi) is the optimal solution according to minimum number of moves. Here we used Frame's five step algorithm to solve the "Reve's puzzle", and proved its optimality analyzing all possible strategies to solve the problem. Minimum number of moves is important because no one ever proved that the "presumed optimal" solution, the Frame-Stewart algorithm, always gives the minimum number of moves. The basis of our proof is Bifurcation Theorem. In fact, we can solve generalized "Tower of Hanoi" puzzle for any pegs (three or more pegs) using Bifurcation Theorem. But our scope is limited to the "Reve's puzzle" in this literature, but lately, we would discuss how we can reach our final destination, the Generalized Tower of Hanoi Strategy. Another important point is that we have used only induction method to prove all the results throughout this literature. Moreover, some simple theorems and lemmas are derive...

  15. More investigations in capillary fluidics using a drop tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wollman, Andrew; Weislogel, Mark; Wiles, Brently; Pettit, Donald; Snyder, Trevor

    2016-04-01

    A variety of contemplative demonstrations concerning intermediate-to-large length scale capillary fluidic phenomena were made possible by the brief weightless environment of a drop tower (Wollman and Weislogel in Exp Fluids 54(4):1, 2013). In that work, capillarity-driven flows leading to unique spontaneous droplet ejections, bubble ingestions, and multiphase flows were introduced and discussed. Such efforts are continued herein. The spontaneous droplet ejection phenomena (auto-ejection) is reviewed and demonstrated on earth as well as aboard the International Space Station. This technique is then applied to novel low-g droplet combustion where soot tube structures are created in the wakes of burning drops. A variety of new tests are presented that routinely demonstrate `puddle jumping,' a process defined as the spontaneous recoil and ejection of large liquid drops from hydrophobic surfaces following the step reduction in `gravity' characteristic of most drop towers. The inverse problem of `bubble jumping' is also demonstrated for the case of hydrophilic surfaces. A variety of puddle jump demonstrations are presented in summary as a means of suggesting the further exploitation of drop towers to study such large length scale capillary phenomena.

  16. Simulation of multivariate diffusion bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bladt, Mogens; Finch, Samuel; Sørensen, Michael

    We propose simple methods for multivariate diffusion bridge simulation, which plays a fundamental role in simulation-based likelihood and Bayesian inference for stochastic differential equations. By a novel application of classical coupling methods, the new approach generalizes a previously...

  17. Applications of overburden conveyor bridges

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Schachtschneider, H.

    1987-06-01

    In large scale surface mines of the capacities required today, a cross-pit operation with overburden conveyor bridges is the most economical method of overburden removal and disposal. In order to provide the production capacity required in surface mining equipment by the GDR brown coal industry, VEB Schwermaschinenbau Lauchhammerwerk undertook the design and manufacture of standard overburden conveyor bridges for cut heights of 34 m, 45 m and 60 m. All three base types may be equipped to match the site specific geological and geotechnical conditions, and to meet customer's demands. Specifications of the bridges are given as well as details of conveyor belt speeds, modifications to the standards, and number manufactured. Design problems faced with the 60 m bridge are discussed, together with details of the superstructure, method of operation, transportation rates, structural steel used, assembly and power supply. 5 refs.

  18. Bridge Culture of Langde Village

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2002-01-01

    Langde, a village in Leishan County ofsouthwestern Guizhou province, is known for itslarge number of unique bridges bearing the distinctdesign style of the Miao ethnic group. Animpressive variety of well-preserved ancient

  19. Cooling tower irrigator layout with allowances for non-uniformity of the airflow velocity field

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pushnov, A. S.; Ryabushenko, A. S.

    2016-07-01

    This article covers the results of analysis of aerodynamic processes in the cooling tower irrigator and provides the approaches to optimal layout of preformed packing blocks (of the irrigator) developed based on these results. The analysis of the airflow velocity field in the cooling towers shows that the irrigation space can be broken down into the following zones: the peripheral zone of the cooling tower near the airblast windows, the zone near the cooling tower center, and the intermediate zone. Furthermore, the highest level of nonuniformity of the airflow velocity field in cooling towers is in the zone adjoining the tower's airblast windows. The proposed concept of the cooling tower irrigator's layout is made with allowances for the airflow velocity field characteristics in the cross-section of the irrigation space of the cooling tower. Based on this concept, we suggest that higher irrigator blocks should be placed in the zone of increased airflow consumption, which provides the possibility to enhance the hydraulic resistance and, respectively, decrease the gas flow velocity as well as to boost the efficiency of chilling the circulating water in the cooling tower. For this purpose, additional irrigator blocks can be of the same design as the main irrigator. As an option, it is possible to use blocks of the geometry and design other than the main irrigator block in the cooling tower.

  20. ANGIOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF MYOCARDIAL BRIDGES

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sujatha. M

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The segment of epicardial coronary artery that traverses intramurally through the myocardium and bridged by a bunch of cardiac muscle fibers is called tunneled artery or intramural artery. The band of cardiac muscle fibers passing over the tunneled artery segment is named as myocardial bridge. During angiography milking effect is observed during systole due to the external pressure of muscle fibers on the tunneled artery that leads to narrowing of vessel lumen and further ischemia. Materials & Methods: It is a prospective study performed from 2012- 2015 in cardiac centers available around Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, South India. A total number of 2015 adult patients who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography were evaluated to detect myocardial bridges. With the informed consent the relevant data was collected from the patients and analyzed. Results: The prevalence of myocardial bridges was 3.17%. Among the 2015 patients 70.7% are males and 29.2% are females. Among 64 myocardial bridge positive cases 62.5% were male and 37.5% were female patients. Regarding coronary dominance 84% were right dominant and 14.4% were left dominant and 1.6% are balanced. The percentage incidence of myocardial bridging according to dominance was 3.01% for right dominant patients, 4.12% for left dominant patients and 3.1% for balanced dominant patients. In all the myocardial bridge positive cases they were located on the left anterior descending artery (LAD. According to diagnosis the patients with normal coronaries were 22.6%, patients with MILD CAD were 17.9%, patients with single vessel disease were 23.4%, patients with two vessel disease were 14.7% and the patients with triple vessel disease were 21.3%. The 64 myocardial bridging cases were grouped in to three groups according to their age. Incidence of double bridges was observed in 3 cases of which 66.7% males & 33.3% in females. Conclusion: These results show that Andhra Pradesh population are

  1. The stories of two bridges in Ghana

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Andreasen, Jørgen

    2004-01-01

    Public participation in bridge building was promoted by un habitat in the village of Mankrong. The neighbouring village did not participate in the construction of their bridge. The first flooding washed the second bridge down while the "participative bridge" stood up....

  2. An Expert System for Concrete Bridge Management

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Brito, J. de; Branco, F. A.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle;

    1997-01-01

    The importance of bridge repair versus new bridge construction has risen in recent decades due to high deterioration rates that have been observed in these structures. Budgets both for building new bridges and keeping the existing ones are always limited. To help rational decision-making, bridge...

  3. Stability of liquid crystalline bridges

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mahajan, Milind P.; Tsige, Mesfin; Taylor, P. L.; Rosenblatt, Charles

    1999-02-01

    The stability of cylindrical bridges of the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl in an immiscible liquid bath was investigated in the nematic and smectic A phases. In the nematic phase the bridge was found to destabilize at a length-to-diameter (slenderness) ratio R similar to that of ordinary Newtonian fluids. On the other hand, the Bingham behavior of the smectic A phase, i.e., an apparent yield stress, enabled the formation of stable columns with R well in excess of π.

  4. Damage identification of a large-span concrete cable-stayed bridge based on genetic algorithm

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZHU Jinsong; XIAO Rucheng

    2007-01-01

    The global stability of a structure, the stiffness of its main girder and concrete tower, and the variation of the forces of its stay cables are key issues to the safety assessment of an in-service cable-stayed bridge. The efficiency and ratio- nality of local elaborate non-damage-identification could be enhanced by the primary damage identification of cable- stayed bridges on the basis of periodic detection of the cable force and strain monitor in key sections of the main girder. The genetic algorithms of damage identification for cable- stayed bridges were investigated in this paper on the basis of the monitor data of the cable force and strain in a key section of the main girder. A damage detection program for complex civil structure was generated to implement the identification of damage location and extent. The deterioration of the struc- ture was calculated according to the variation of monitor data. It is demonstrated that the results of damage identification from the parametric finite element method are accurate. The method had been verified using a long-span concrete cable- stayed bridge in Ningbo, which has been in use for the past four years.

  5. Analytical Assessment of Environmental Impact for APR1400DC UHS Cooling Tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lee, Jaiho [KHNP-Central Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    Hot process water is pumped from the plant process to the cooling towers. Heat is rejected through evaporation of the process water, interacting with ambient air blown upward by fans.. Plumes generated from exit ports of the cooling tower may have adverse effects on the environment, such as deposition of cooling tower drift release, fogging, icing, shadowing, and ground-level temperature and humidity increase. These kinds of environmental impact of the cooling tower are linked closely with the dispersion of the cooling tower plumes. In this respect, predicting the behavior of the plumes has become one of the most important issues in the environmental assessments of the cooling towers. The SACTI (seasonal/annual cooling tower impact) model is an analytical tool to predict the environmental effect of cooling tower, which was developed by Argonne National Laboratory and University of Illinois with support from EPRI (electric power research institute). The initial version of SACTI has been widely used to assess the environmental effect of cooling towers in many industrial fields such as steam power plants and NPPs. Guo et. al. investigated impact of heat rejection and cooling tower height on plume dispersion using the SACTI model, for the purpose of the future construction of inland NPPs. They found that increasing cooling tower height decreases the plume length and height frequencies. Their simulation results showed that the increase in heat rejection increases the plum radius frequency. The APR1400DC is an advanced light water reactor developed for the purpose of NRC-DC (design certification). The cooling towers for APR1400DC UHS consist of two linear mechanical draft cooling towers (LMDCTs). The LMDCT for APR1400DC UHS is conceptually designed because the plant site has not been decided yet. In the present study, the dependency of plume dispersion on the number of cooling towers is investigated using SACTI-2-beta, for predicting annual environmental effect of APR

  6. Fire analog: a comparison between fire plumes and energy center cooling tower plumes

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Thermal plumes or convection columns associated with large fires have been compared to thermal plumes from cooling tower systems to evaluate the fire analog concept. Energy release rate of mass fires is generally larger than that of single or small groups of cooling towers but may be comparable to proposed large energy centers. However, siginficant physical differences exist between cooling tower and fire plumes. Cooling tower plumes are usually dominated by ambient wind and turbulence conditions. Fire plumes, depending on fire intensity and area, can transform into free convection energy systems resulting in convective columns, strong inflow and updrafts, turbulence and concentrated vortices. Since these characteristics have not been observed with cooling tower plumes to date, the fire analog concept is questionable at this time. Additional research is needed on fire and cooling tower plumes

  7. NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF FLOW FIELDS IN A NATURAL DRAFT WET-COOLING TOWER

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    The flow field in the hyperbolic natural draft wet-cooling tower, which has great effects on the economy and security of power plant, was studied through numerical simulation. The mathematical model was established and analyzed in order to optimize the cooling-tower and to evaluate its efficiency. Various working conditions were considered and compared with each other, such as the circulating water flux, air temperature and tower resistance. It is concluded that when the cooling-tower runs without wind, there is a vacuum region inside the tower and the pressure rises with the increase of the tower height. Meanwhile, the inner flow field is axisymmetrical. The air velocity achieves its climax at the axis. It is also found that the effect of circulating water temperature is equivalent to that of the water flux.

  8. Numerical simulation on internal and external flow field of a SCAL indirect air cooling tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    TIAN Songfeng; CHAI Yanqin; XIANG Tongqiong; ZHOU Guangsha

    2014-01-01

    According to the actual size of cooling tube bundle and the arrangement of cooling triangle of a surface condenser aluminum exchangers (SCAL)natural draft cooling tower,the geometric model of heat transfer elements at the tower bottom was established.On the basis of the RNG k-εturbulence model and porous medium model,three-dimensional numerical simulation was carried out for the inner and external flow field of the air cooling tower,to investigate the influence of environmental conditions on the tower's operation performance.The results show that,with an increase in ambient wind speed,the inlet air speed at windward side of the tower increases gradually,while that at crosswind side and lee side decreases and tends to be obvious;the tower ventilation rate and outlet air speed increases at first and then decreases,and their maximum values appear when the wind speed is 2 m/s.

  9. Numerical simulation of two-phase flow characteristics in spray drying tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZANG Rende

    2012-01-01

    To optimize the two-phase flow characteristics of flue gas and slurry droplets in spray drying tower,an equalizing plate was installed inside the tower.The Fluent software package,turbulence model and the stochastic model of droplet track were adopted in numerical simulation.Results showed that,the average speed of flue gas along the tower axis was the greatest;the temperature variation in the vicinity of spray nozzle was the largest;when the inlet flue gas speed v was 4 m/s,the temperature gradient variation inside the tower was the maximum,and the slurry droplets full filled the tower; with an increase in the diameter of hole area on equalizing plate,the resistance in tower was gradually decreased,and the viscosity to the wall of slurry droplets first increased and then reduced.

  10. The use of an electrical-fluid dynamic parameter in cooling tower

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sirena, J.A. [Univ. Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina). Facultad de Ciencias Exactas

    1999-11-01

    An Electrical-Fluid Dynamic quality parameter is defined for a mechanical draft type cooling tower. It allows to evaluate the efficiency of the transformation of the electrical power input into kinetic energy of the air flow. It could also be used to calculate the active electrical power of the tower at different working conditions. Results obtained through tests in a small counterflow water cooling tower are shown.

  11. Configuration Spaces of a Kinematic System and Monster Tower of Special Multi-Flags

    CERN Document Server

    Pelletier, Fernand

    2011-01-01

    In this note we show that the configuration spaces of the kinematic system constructed in [4] and [12] gives rise to a natural tower of sphere bundles. Moreover, we prove that, each tower of projective bundles associated to special multi- flags (cf [1], [13], [2], [3]), we can associate such a tower of sphere bundles which is a two-fold covering of the previous one. In particular we give a positive answer of some conjecture proposed in [3

  12. New concept of spray saturation tower for micro Humid Air Turbine applications

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • 2-Phase flow models were used to design a saturation tower for mHAT application. • Pressure drop and total saturator volume were set as design parameters. • Conventional saturator with packing was used as reference case. • Droplet diameter was identified as most crucial parameter for evaporation process. • We proposed a cross-current spray tower as saturator for the Turbec T100 mGT. - Abstract: The micro Humid Air Turbine (mHAT) has proven to have the highest potential of all mixed air/water micro Gas Turbines (mGTs). Turning a mGT into a mHAT however requires the installation of a saturation tower. Most common saturation towers use packing material to increase the contact area between compressed air and water. The packing material however causes a pressure drop, which has a severe negative effect on the mGT performance. To limit this pressure drop, we have developed a spray tower without packing that uses nozzles to inject water in the compressed air. In this paper, we propose a design for the spray tower based on 2-phase flow simulations. The two major constraints during the design were minimal pressure loss and tower size. A sensitivity analysis was performed in order to indicate the key parameters to obtain fully saturated air from the tower. Results of simulations showed that using a spray tower reduces the pressure losses when compared to a classic saturation tower. Sensitivity analysis showed that droplet diameter and injected water mass flow rate have the largest effect on the final size of the spray tower. Finally, a cross-current spray tower design was proposed for a Turbec T100 mGT because the sensitivity analysis showed that cross-current droplets injection meets the design constraints best

  13. Novel solar tower structure to lower plant cost and construction risk

    Science.gov (United States)

    Peterseim, J. H.; White, S.; Hellwig, U.

    2016-05-01

    In recent times the interest in solar tower power plants is increasing with various plants being built in the last years and currently under construction, e.g. Ivanpah and Crescent Dunes in the US and Khi Solar One in South Africa. The higher cycle efficiency leads to lower levelised cost of electricity. However, further cost reductions are required and this paper compares a novel and patented solar tower structure with a conventional concrete tower. The novel solar tower design is cable-stayed which has the benefit that the cables absorb a large part of the wind and buckling loads. A tower that has to cope with fewer wind and buckling forces can have a significantly smaller diameter than a concrete tower, which enables workshop manufacture, sea and road transport, and rapid on-site installation. The case study provided in this paper finds that the tower area affected by wind can be reduced by up to 45%, installation time shortened by up to 66%, and tower cost by 20-40%. The novel design allows the construction and transport of the solar tower in few large modules, which are pre-manufactured including piping, cables, platform, ladders etc. The few modules can be assembled and installed rapidly not only lowering plant cost and construction time but also project risk.

  14. Foreign accents,the obstacle for building the modern Tower of Babel in workplace

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张晓铃

    2014-01-01

    <正>There is a little story of the Tower of Babel from the Bible.At that point of time,the whole world had one common language.The people of the earth became skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven.God came to see their city and the tower they were building.He found their intention that the people build the tower as a stairway to heaven.As a result,God confused their language,causing them to speak different languages so

  15. The continuous tower of scalar fields as a system of interacting dark matter–dark energy

    OpenAIRE

    Paulo Santos

    2016-01-01

    This paper aims to introduce a new parameterisation for the coupling Q in interacting dark matter and dark energy models by connecting said models with the Continuous Tower of Scalar Fields model. Based upon the existence of a dark matter and a dark energy sectors in the Continuous Tower of Scalar Fields, a simplification is considered for the evolution of a single scalar field from the tower, validated in this paper. This allows for the results obtained with the Continuous Tower of Scalar Fi...

  16. An estimate of avian mortality at communication towers in the United States and Canada.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Travis Longcore

    Full Text Available Avian mortality at communication towers in the continental United States and Canada is an issue of pressing conservation concern. Previous estimates of this mortality have been based on limited data and have not included Canada. We compiled a database of communication towers in the continental United States and Canada and estimated avian mortality by tower with a regression relating avian mortality to tower height. This equation was derived from 38 tower studies for which mortality data were available and corrected for sampling effort, search efficiency, and scavenging where appropriate. Although most studies document mortality at guyed towers with steady-burning lights, we accounted for lower mortality at towers without guy wires or steady-burning lights by adjusting estimates based on published studies. The resulting estimate of mortality at towers is 6.8 million birds per year in the United States and Canada. Bootstrapped subsampling indicated that the regression was robust to the choice of studies included and a comparison of multiple regression models showed that incorporating sampling, scavenging, and search efficiency adjustments improved model fit. Estimating total avian mortality is only a first step in developing an assessment of the biological significance of mortality at communication towers for individual species or groups of species. Nevertheless, our estimate can be used to evaluate this source of mortality, develop subsequent per-species mortality estimates, and motivate policy action.

  17. Detection of Excessive Wind Turbine Tower Oscillations Fore-Aft and Sideways

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Knudsen, Torben; Bak, Thomas; Tabatabaeipour, Seyed Mojtaba

    2012-01-01

    Fatigue loads are important for the overall cost of energy from a wind turbine. Loading on the tower is one of the more important loads, as the tower is an expensive component. Consequently, it is important to detect tower loads, which are larger than necessary. This paper deals with both fore......-aft and sideways tower oscillations. Methods for estimation of the amplitude and detection of the cause for vibrations are developed. Good results are demonstrated for real data from modern multi mega watt turbines. It is shown that large oscillations can be detected and that the method can discriminate between...

  18. Floating liquid bridge charge dynamics

    Science.gov (United States)

    Teschke, Omar; Soares, David Mendez; Gomes, Whyllerson Evaristo; Valente Filho, Juracyr Ferraz

    2016-01-01

    The interaction of liquid with electric fields is investigated in a configuration where up to 13 kV are applied between electrodes resulting in a 106 V/m electric field in the capillaries and where there is the formation of a free-standing fluid bridge in the interelectrode gap. The Mott-Gurney equation was fitted to the measured ionization current vs applied voltage curve which indicates that the ionization rate at the high-voltage anode electrode dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) interface and space charging in the interelectrode gap determine the floating liquid bridge current for a given cathode-to-anode voltage. Space charge effects were measured in the cathode becker and also at the liquid bridge since the ionized charges at the anode migrate to the bridge outer surface and decrease the interfacial tension from 43 mJ/m2 to 29 mJ/m2. Two distinct structural regions then form the bridge, a charged plastic (bulk modulus ˜100 MPa) conducting outer layer with a surface conductivity of ˜10-9 Ω-1, which shapes and supports the floating fluid structure, and an inner liquid cylinder, where DMSO molecules flow.

  19. A strange bridge by Leonardo

    CERN Document Server

    Huylebrouck, Dirk

    2013-01-01

    On folio 855 recto of the Codex Atlanticus, Leonardo da Vinci drew three 'easily movable' bridges, but one of them is enigmatic: all 'replicas' in Leonardo museums and exhibitions come as a surprise, to say the least, to any engineer or architect whose attention is drawn to it. This is the case for models in Amboise (France), Chicago and Portland (USA), Florence (Italy) and for the one of the traveling exhibition by the Australian company 'Grande Exhibitions' that already visited 40 major cities in the world. All 'replicas' of the bridge model attributed to Leonardo have pillars standing on the deck of the bridge, while the deck is suspended by cables attached on these pillars. At first sight this problem does not catch the attention of the observer, as the bridge seems to be a mixed form of a beam and a suspension bridge, but it was not overlooked by my colleague architect-engineer Dr. Laurens Luyten (Gent, Belgium). Yet, after a TV-interview in Brussels so much pressure was exerted by some of the museum col...

  20. Radio Transmitters and Tower Locations, Layer includes all towers identified visually and include cellular and other communication towers., Published in 2008, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Noble County Government.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Radio Transmitters and Tower Locations dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of...

  1. Cellular Phone Towers, towers, various type of towers used for cell phone and communication purposes., Published in 2010, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Glynn County Board of Commissioners.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of 2010. It is described...

  2. Effects of wet cooling towers on weather and climate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    According to all the facts known until now, it may be stated that with the current cooling powers up to about 3,000 MW, the waste heat released through wet cooling towers results in no disadvantageous consequences for the environment. This is also valid for the concentration of several cooling towers of comparable size. Small changes of individual meteorological elements in the immediate neighborhood can no more be considered a hazard for the environment than negligible increases of temperature and rainfall in large cities and industrial agglomerations, known since a long time ago. It therefore seems justified to no longer consider the waste heat emission of large cooling towers set up in a flat, well ventilated terrain as an important part in the official licensing procedure and to carry out the time-consuming efficiency calculations only in individual cases or with especially unfavorable ground conditions. Climatic effects of a larger extent cannot be excluded if by application of higher cooling powers and concentration of groups of power stations the energy supply to the atmosphere occurs on larger areas and with higher vertical energy flows. Until now, the long-term effects on the regional climate which may arise as a consequence of the vapor release of a larger number of wet cooling plants by a change of the low-energy radiation conversion in the atmospheric boundary layer, cannot be assessed. By this mechanism lasting changes of the temperature level, the atmospheric stratifications, and the cloud climatology will be possible by means of variations of the conditions of insulation and emission of radiation. (orig./HP)

  3. Energy and exergy analysis of solar power tower plants

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Establishing the renewable electricity contribution from solar thermal power systems based on energy analysis alone cannot legitimately be complete unless the exergy concept becomes a part of that analysis. This paper presents a theoretical framework for the energy analysis and exergy analysis of the solar power tower system using molten salt as the heat transfer fluid. Both the energy losses and exergy losses in each component and in the overall system are evaluated to identify the causes and locations of the thermodynamic imperfection. Several design parameters including the direct normal irradiation (DNI), the concentration ratio, and the type of power cycle are also tested to evaluate their effects on the energy and exergy performance. The results show that the maximum exergy loss occurs in the receiver system, followed by the heliostat field system, although main energy loss occurs in the power cycle system. The energy and exergy efficiencies of the receiver and the overall system can be increased by increasing the DNI and the concentration ratio, but that increment in the efficiencies varies with the values of DNI and the concentration ratio. It is also found that the overall energy and exergy efficiencies of the solar tower system can be increased to some extent by integrating advanced power cycles including reheat Rankine cycles and supercritical Rankine cycles. - Highlights: →We presented a theoretical framework for the energy and exergy analysis of the solar tower system. →We tested the effects of several design parameters on the energy and exergy performance. →The maximum exergy loss occurs in the receiver system, followed by the heliostat field system. →Integrating advanced power cycles leads to increases in the overall energy and exergy efficiencies.

  4. Bridging history and social psychology

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Glaveanu, Vlad Petre; Yamamoto, Koji

    2012-01-01

    This special issue aims to bridge history and social psychology by bringing together historians and social psychologists in an exercise of reading and learning from each other’s work. This interdisciplinary exercise is not only timely but of great importance for both disciplines. Social...... hand historians can enhance their analysis of historical sources by drawing upon the conceptual tools developed in social psychology. They can “test” these tools and contribute to their validation and enrichment from completely different perspectives. Most important, as contributions to this special......-traditionalized societies—a distinction that lies at the heart of many social psychology accounts of the world we live in. The present editorial will introduce and consider this act of bridging history and social psychology by focusing on three main questions: What is the bridge made of? How can the two disciplines...

  5. Water distribution characteristics of spray nozzles in a cooling tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vitkovic, Pavol

    2015-05-01

    Water distribution characteristics of spray nozzles with spray plates used to distribute cooling water to the cooling fills in a cooling tower is one of the important parameters for the selection of nozzles. Water distribution characteristic describes the distribution of water from the axis of the nozzle along a fill. One of the parameters affecting the water distribution characteristic of the nozzle is airflow velocity of counter flow airstream. Water distribution characteristics are commonly measured using by a set of containers. The problem with this method of the measurement of characteristics is block of the airflow with collections of containers. Therefore, this work is using the visualization method.

  6. European sail tower SPS [Solar Power Satellite] concept

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Seboldt, W.; Leipold, M.; Hanowski, N. [Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, Cologne (Germany). German Aerospace Center; Klimke, M. [HOPE Worldwide Deutschland, Berlin (Germany)

    2001-06-01

    Based on a DLR-study in 1998/99 on behalf of ESA/ESTEC called ''System Concepts, Architectures and Technologies for Space Exploration and Utilization (SE and U)'' a new design for an Earth-orbiting Solar Power Satellite (SPS) has been developed. The design is called ''European Sail Tower SPS'' and consists mainly of deplorable sail-like structures derived from the ongoing DLR/ESA solar sail technology development activity. Such an SPS satellite features an extremely light-weight and large tower-like orbital system and could supply Europe with significant amounts of electrical power generated by photovoltaic cells and subsequently transmitted to earth via microwaves. In order to build up the sail tower, 60 units - each consisting of a pair of square-shaped sails - are moved from LEO to GEO with electric propulsion and successively assembled in GEO robotically on a central strut. Each single sail has dimensions of 150 m x 150 m and is automatically deployed, using four diagonal lightweight carbon fiber (CFRP) booms which are initially rolled up on a central hub. The electric thrusters for the transport to GEO could also be used for orbit and attitude control of the assembled tower which has a total length of about 15 km and would be mainly gravity gradient stabilized. Employing thin film solar cell technology, each sail is used as a solar array and produces an electric power in orbit of about 3.7 MW{sub e}. A microwave antenna with a diameter of 1 km transmits the power to a 10 km rectenna on the ground. The total mass of this 450 MW SPS is about 2100 tons. First estimates indicate that the costs for one kWh delivered in this way could compete with present day energy costs, if launch costs would decrease by two orders of magnitude. Furthermore, mass production and large numbers of installed SPS systems must be assumed in order to lower significantly the production costs and to reduce the influence of the expensive technology

  7. Open-loop control of class-2 tensegrity towers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Masic, Milenko; Skelton, Robert E.

    2004-07-01

    This paper concerns open-loop control laws for reconfiguration of tensegrity towers. By postulating the control strategy as an equilibrium tracking control, very little control energy is required. Several different reconfiguration scenarios are possible for different string connectivity schemes. This includes unit radius control, twist angle control and truncation parameter control. All these control laws allow a nonuniform distribution of the control parameters among units. By defining a wave--like reference signal and injecting it in the open--loop control law, we demonstrate the concept of self--propelled tensegrity structure that are capable of locomotion.

  8. Learning Physical Intuition of Block Towers by Example

    OpenAIRE

    Lerer, Adam; Gross, Sam; Fergus, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Wooden blocks are a common toy for infants, allowing them to develop motor skills and gain intuition about the physical behavior of the world. In this paper, we explore the ability of deep feed-forward models to learn such intuitive physics. Using a 3D game engine, we create small towers of wooden blocks whose stability is randomized and render them collapsing (or remaining upright). This data allows us to train large convolutional network models which can accurately predict the outcome, as w...

  9. Update on the Purdue University 2-second Drop Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Collicott, Steven

    A small drop tower of approximately one second drop duration was built in the School of Aero-nautics and Astronautics at Purdue University beginning in 1998 and operated until summer 2007. This inexpensive tower in an old airplane hanger, was built largely by Yongkang Chen, now a Research Professor at Portland State University in Oregon, USA. In about 7 years of operations, the tower generated sufficient science results for Chen's PhD thesis[1] (summarized in three AIAA Journal papers[2-4]), Fitzpatrick's MS thesis[5], two industry projects for since-canceled advanced rodent habitats for ISS, and one project for NASA Marshall. In addition to the science use, Purdue undergraduate students designed, built, and performed simpler fluids experiments for their own career advancement, including a novel investigation of the impact of imperfect repeatability of initial conditions on a zero-g fluids experiment. The tower was also used for outreach to school children. It is most satisfying that Chen's PhD research in this small tower, and subsequent discussions and interactions, helped Weislogel to propose the two Vane Gap tests in his highly successful Capillary Fluids Experiment (CFE) in the International Space Station in 2006 and 2007[6]. Chen as been involved in the remodeling of these two Vane Gap cylinders for subsequent re-launch to ISS for a second round of experiments expected in 2010 and 2011. In August 2007 the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University moved into the new Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering and construction on a new 2-second drop tower began. A vertical shaft of nearly 23 meters was designed into the building. An approximately 80 m2 general-use fluids lab is at the top level, and a small access room of approximately 9 m2 is at the bottom. However, construction of the new $57M building created only the space for the science facility, not the science facility itself. The science facility is under construction and this paper presents

  10. A central tower solar test facility /RM/CTSTF/

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bevilacqua, S.; Gislon, R.

    The considered facility is intended for the conduction of test work in connection with studies of receivers, thermodynamic cycles, heliostats, components, and subassemblies. Major components of the test facility include a mirror field with a reflecting surface of 800 sq m, a 40 m tower, an electronic control system, a data-acquisition system, and a meteorological station. A preliminary experimental program is discussed, taking into account investigations related to facility characterization, an evaluation of advanced low-cost heliostats, materials and components tests, high-concentration photovoltaic experiments, and a study of advanced solar thermal cycles.

  11. Studies of the environmental impact of evaporative cooling tower plumes

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This ongoing research program of the environmental impact of natural-draft evaporative cooling tower plumes consists principally of a comprehensive series of airborne measurements of a variety of the physical characteristics of the plumes and, to a lesser extent, of preliminary studies of remote sodar plume probing techniques and the development of simplified dynamical numerical models suitable for use in conducting field measurement programs. The PSU Doppler sodar was used at the Keystone Power Plant in southwestern Pennsylvania for an extended series of remote measurements of the characteristics of plume turbulent temperature and velocity fluctuations and results are discussed

  12. Deformation Monitor for Main Navigation Bridge Tower of Donghai Bridge%东海大桥主通航孔主塔变形的监测

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    陈志航

    2009-01-01

    介绍了东海大桥主通航孔主塔变形监测的测量方法,总结了东海大桥主塔变形监测在实际测量过程中的经验,通过监测可以发现东海大桥主塔变形成有规律弹性变形.

  13. Excitation Methods for Bridge Structures

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Farrar, C.R.; Duffy, T.A.; Cornwell, P.J.; Doebling, S.W.

    1999-02-08

    This paper summarizes the various methods that have been used to excited bridge structures during dynamic testing. The excitation methods fall into the general categories of ambient excitation methods and measured-input excitation methods. During ambient excitation the input to the bridge is not directly measured. In contrast, as the category label implies, measured-input excitations are usually applied at a single location where the force input to the structure can be monitored. Issues associated with using these various types of measurements are discussed along with a general description of the various excitation methods.

  14. Bridge Number and Conway Products

    OpenAIRE

    Blair, Ryan C.

    2007-01-01

    Schubert proved that, given a composite link $K$ with summands $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, the bridge number of $K$ satisfies the following equation: $$\\beta(K)=\\beta(K_{1})+\\beta(K_{2})-1.$$ In ``Conway Produts and Links with Multiple Bridge Surfaces", Scharlemann and Tomova proved that, given links $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, there is a Conway product $K_{1}\\times_{c}K_{2}$ such that $$\\beta(K_{1}\\times_{c} K_{2}) \\leq \\beta(K_{1}) + \\beta(K_{2}) - 1$$ In this paper, we define the generalized Conway prod...

  15. Optimum selection on bridge erection with floating crane in East China Sea Bridge and Hangzhou Bay Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Shunquan Qin; Pu Zhou; Youheng Hua

    2004-01-01

    @@ Introduction With the rapid development of China′s economy, many bridges will be built over the Chinese coastal waters of Pacific Ocean. Among them, construction of East China Sea Bridge has been commenced in June 2001, and will be completed at the end of 2005, Hangzhou Bay Bridge was also started to construct in June 2003(Fig. 1). These two ultralong bridges are designed as twin expressway bridges standing side by side each carries a 3-lane one-way carriageway. The total width is 31.5m and 33.0m respectively. East China Sea Bridge starts from Nanhui District, Shanghai and extends to the Yangshan Deep Water Port Area, which is located at one of the Qiqu Islands. The total length of the bridge is about 31.0 km, in which 25 km are on the sea, and 22 km is in the unnavigable region. Hangzhou Bay Bridge across the mouth of Qiantang River.

  16. Is myocardial bridging a bridge connecting to cardiovascular events?

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    LI Jian-jun

    2010-01-01

    @@ Coronary arteries and their major branches usually course on the surface of the heart in the subepicardial tissue. However, a muscle hber overlying the intramyocardial segment of an epicardial coronary artery was defined as myocardial bridging (MB), and subsequently the artery coursing within the myocardium is called a tunneled artery.

  17. Public Safety Transmitter Towers, Emergency communication towers developed for Risk Management in Oct., 2004. Completeness is unknown. Not published., Published in 2004, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Public Safety Transmitter Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale as of 2004. It is described as 'Emergency communication towers developed for...

  18. Water Towers, City of Darlington Water Towers, Published in 2006, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Lafayette County Land Records.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Water Towers dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of 2006. It is described as...

  19. Public Safety Transmitter Towers, Public Safety Transmitter Towers, Published in 2008, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Lafayette County Land Records.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Public Safety Transmitter Towers dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of 2008. It...

  20. Public Safety Transmitter Towers, Emergency radio communication towers., Published in 2008, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Portage County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Public Safety Transmitter Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2008. It is...

  1. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers in Lowndes County, GA, Published in 2008, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Southern Georgia Regional Commission.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'Cell...

  2. Cellular Phone Towers, Cellular Towers as permitted, Published in 2010, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Columbia County Board of Commissioners.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2010. It is...

  3. Cellular Phone Towers, Dorchester County Cell Towers, Published in 2010, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Dorchester County Government.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2010. It is described as...

  4. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Tower buffer sectors divided into N, S, E and W, Published in 2008, 1:63360 (1in=1mile) scale, Graham County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:63360 (1in=1mile) scale, was produced all or in part from Not Provided information as of 2008. It is described as...

  5. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Phone Towers in Thomas County, GA, Published in 2010, 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, Thomas County BOC.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2010. It is described as...

  6. Cellular Phone Towers, Green Co Cell Towers, Published in 2007, 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, MSA Professional Services.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2007. It is described as...

  7. Cellular Phone Towers, Reno County and City of Hutchinson Area Towers point file, Published in 2007, 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, City of Hutchinson.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2007. It is described as...

  8. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell tower location and elevation, Published in 2008, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Portage County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2008. It is...

  9. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Towers - downloaded from the FCC website, Published in 2010, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Effingham County Board Of Commissioners.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2010. It is described as 'Cell...

  10. Cellular Phone Towers, Cellular phone tower point layer utilizing data obtained from the FCC., Published in 2007, 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, Reno County.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2007. It is...

  11. Cellular Phone Towers, Cell Phone tower point layer, Published in 2006, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Town of Cary NC.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cellular Phone Towers dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2006. It is...

  12. Radio Transmitters and Tower Locations, County owned/operated emergency communications towers, Published in 2013, 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, Waupaca County Land Information.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Radio Transmitters and Tower Locations dataset, published at 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2013. It...

  13. D Image Based Geometric Documentation of the Tower of Winds

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tryfona, M. S.; Georgopoulos, A.

    2016-06-01

    This paper describes and investigates the implementation of almost entirely image based contemporary techniques for the three dimensional geometric documentation of the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which is a unique and very special monument of the Roman era. These techniques and related algorithms were implemented using a well-known piece of commercial software with extreme caution in the selection of the various parameters. Problems related to data acquisition and processing, but also to the algorithms and to the software implementation are identified and discussed. The resulting point cloud has been georeferenced, i.e. referenced to a local Cartesian coordinate system through minimum geodetic measurements, and subsequently the surface, i.e. the mesh was created and finally the three dimensional textured model was produced. In this way, the geometric documentation drawings, i.e. the horizontal section plans, the vertical section plans and the elevations, which include orthophotos of the monument, can be produced at will from that 3D model, for the complete geometric documentation. Finally, a 3D tour of the Tower of the Winds has also been created for a more integrated view of the monument. The results are presented and are evaluated for their completeness, efficiency, accuracy and ease of production.

  14. The Harworth tower - a symbol of underground environmental changes

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Shead, P. [RJB Mining (United Kingdom) Ltd. (United Kingdom). Harworth Colliery

    1996-02-01

    This paper gives a practical account of the fundamental changes that have taken place at Harworth Colliery since the building of the new winder tower in 1989. Production has moved to the Deep Soft seam, where the gas makes are extremely high, making management of the environment one of the major challenges facing the management team. Major projects undertaken in this time include replacing the surface fans, installing new boosters, building a new methane extraction plant and finally bringing a new power generation plant on stream. The paper concentrates on the environmental aspects, which have been of crucial importance. The mine ventilation has been redesigned, and the methane drainage updated, with capture in excess of 70% needed to keep the districts in production and supply the power generation plant. These changes have not been made easily, and have been accompanied by a change in culture at the Colliery that has been equally crucial. The Colliery now plans to move to a single three entry retreat face, using the experience gained over the last five years in environmental control. The paper concludes that constant improvement in techniques is essential to continue to keep ahead in a competitive energy market. The Harworth Tower is symbolic of the decision to invest in the Colliery`s future, and the continuous changes that have happened since then. 6 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. ON THE STRUCTURE AND STABILITY OF MAGNETIC TOWER JETS

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Modern theoretical models of astrophysical jets combine accretion, rotation, and magnetic fields to launch and collimate supersonic flows from a central source. Near the source, magnetic field strengths must be large enough to collimate the jet requiring that the Poynting flux exceeds the kinetic energy flux. The extent to which the Poynting flux dominates kinetic energy flux at large distances from the engine distinguishes two classes of models. In magneto-centrifugal launch models, magnetic fields dominate only at scales ∼< 100 engine radii, after which the jets become hydrodynamically dominated (HD). By contrast, in Poynting flux dominated (PFD) magnetic tower models, the field dominates even out to much larger scales. To compare the large distance propagation differences of these two paradigms, we perform three-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic adaptive mesh refinement simulations of both HD and PFD stellar jets formed via the same energy flux. We also compare how thermal energy losses and rotation of the jet base affects the stability in these jets. For the conditions described, we show that PFD and HD exhibit observationally distinguishable features: PFD jets are lighter, slower, and less stable than HD jets. Unlike HD jets, PFD jets develop current-driven instabilities that are exacerbated as cooling and rotation increase, resulting in jets that are clumpier than those in the HD limit. Our PFD jet simulations also resemble the magnetic towers that have been recently created in laboratory astrophysical jet experiments.

  16. ARC Control Tower: A flexible generic distributed job management framework

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nilsen, J. K.; Cameron, D.; Filipčič, A.

    2015-12-01

    While current grid middleware implementations are quite advanced in terms of connecting jobs to resources, their client tools are generally quite minimal and features for managing large sets of jobs are left to the user to implement. The ARC Control Tower (aCT) is a very flexible job management framework that can be run on anything from a single users laptop to a multi-server distributed setup. aCT was originally designed to enable ATLAS jobs to be submitted to the ARC CE. However, with the recent redesign of aCT where the ATLAS specific elements are clearly separated from the ARC job management parts, the control tower can now easily be reused as a flexible generic distributed job manager for other communities. This paper will give a detailed explanation how aCT works as a job management framework and go through the steps needed to create a simple job manager using aCT and show that it can easily manage thousands of jobs.

  17. Coagulation chemistries for silica removal from cooling tower water.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nyman, May Devan; Altman, Susan Jeanne; Stewart, Tom

    2010-02-01

    The formation of silica scale is a problem for thermoelectric power generating facilities, and this study investigated the potential for removal of silica by means of chemical coagulation from source water before it is subjected to mineral concentration in cooling towers. In Phase I, a screening of many typical as well as novel coagulants was carried out using concentrated cooling tower water, with and without flocculation aids, at concentrations typical for water purification with limited results. In Phase II, it was decided that treatment of source or make up water was more appropriate, and that higher dosing with coagulants delivered promising results. In fact, the less exotic coagulants proved to be more efficacious for reasons not yet fully determined. Some analysis was made of the molecular nature of the precipitated floc, which may aid in process improvements. In Phase III, more detailed study of process conditions for aluminum chloride coagulation was undertaken. Lime-soda water softening and the precipitation of magnesium hydroxide were shown to be too limited in terms of effectiveness, speed, and energy consumption to be considered further for the present application. In Phase IV, sodium aluminate emerged as an effective coagulant for silica, and the most attractive of those tested to date because of its availability, ease of use, and low requirement for additional chemicals. Some process optimization was performed for coagulant concentration and operational pH. It is concluded that silica coagulation with simple aluminum-based agents is effective, simple, and compatible with other industrial processes.

  18. Corrosion control studies in a mini cooling tower

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Generally, raw water is used for cooling the condensers in packaged air conditioning (AC) units installed in separate buildings. These AC units and their cooling water systems are operated on as-and-when required basis. The cooling water remains untreated generally. The Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) at Kalpakkam, TamiInadu, India is a 40 MWt sodium cooled, (uranium and plutonium) mixed carbide fuelled nuclear test reactor. In FBTR, four freon-based packaged AC units having 40 TR capacities with cooling water system have been installed in Annexe Building. Palar river water serves as the make-up to the system. The heat extracted from condensers is rejected in natural draft cooling tower. Initially, algae fouling and increased corrosion attacks were observed in the system. Sodium hypo chlorite dosing reduced the algae fouling considerably. Corrosion monitoring program was initiated with installation of corrosion monitoring set up. Inhibitors and dispersants like hydroxy ethylidene diphosphonic acid, sodium hexa meta phosphate, sodium dodecyl sulphate, ortho phosphoric acid and poly acrylic acid were used. It has been observed that minimum corrosion rate of 5 mpy could be obtained with 20 ppm of Hydroxy Ethylidene Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) and 20 ppm of poly acrylic acid as against 9 mpy for the untreated water. This paper describes the problems associated with irregular operation of cooling water systems in corrosion control and experience gained in control of bio fouling and corrosion in cooling water system installed in packaged AC units having natural draft cooling tower. (author)

  19. Radiation Testing of PICA at the Solar Power Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    White, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Sandia National Laboratory's Solar Power Tower was used to irradiate specimens of Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA), in order to evaluate whether this thermal protection system material responded differently to potential shock layer radiative heating than to convective heating. Tests were run at 50, 100 and 150 Watts per square centimeter levels of concentrated solar radiation. Experimental results are presented both from spectral measurements on 1- 10 mm thick specimens of PICA, as well as from in-depth temperature measurements on instrumented thicker test specimens. Both spectral measurements and measured in-depth temperature profiles showed that, although it is a porous, low-density material, PICA does not exhibit problematic transparency to the tested high levels of NIR radiation, for all pragmatic cm-to-inch scale thicknesses. PICA acted as a surface absorber to efficiently absorb the incident visible and near infrared incident radiation in the top 2 millimeter layer in the Solar Power Tower tests up to 150 Watts per square centimeter.

  20. Wind Turbine Rotor-Tower Interaction Using an Incompressible Overset Grid Method

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Zahle, Frederik; Sørensen, Niels N.; Johansen, Jeppe

    2009-01-01

    , combined with the interaction with the shed vortices, which causes a strongly time-varying response. Finally, the results show that the rotor has a strong effect on the tower shedding frequency, causing under certain flow conditions vortex lock-in to take place on the upper part of the tower. Copyright...... © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd....

  1. A Meso-Climatology Study of the High-Resolution Tower Network Over the Florida Spaceport

    Science.gov (United States)

    Case, Jonathan L.; Bauman, William H., III

    2004-01-01

    Forecasters at the US Air Force 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) use wind and temperature data from the tower network over the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) to evaluate Launch Commit Criteria and to issue and verify temperature and wind advisories, watches, and warnings for ground operations. The Spaceflight Meteorology Group at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX also uses these data when issuing forecasts for shuttle landings at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. Systematic biases in these parameters at any of the towers could adversely affect an analysis, forecast, or verification for all of these operations. In addition, substantial geographical variations in temperature and wind speed can occur under specific wind directions. Therefore, the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU), operated by ENSCO Inc., was tasked to develop a monthly and hourly climatology of temperatures and winds from the tower network, and identify the geographical variation, tower biases, and the magnitude of those biases. This paper presents a sub-set of results from a nine-year climatology of the KSC/CCAFS tower network, highlighting the geographical variations based on location, month, times of day, and specific wind direction regime. Section 2 provides a description of the tower mesonetwork and instrumentation characteristics. Section 3 presents the methodology used to construct the tower climatology including QC methods and data processing. The results of the tower climatology are presented in Section 4 and Section 5 summarizes the paper.

  2. 77 FR 9700 - Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-02-17

    ... Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of January 6, 2012 (77 FR... COMMISSION Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam Determinations On the basis of the record \\1... threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China of utility scale wind towers, provided for...

  3. 78 FR 10210 - Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-13

    ... Register on August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50715). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2012... COMMISSION Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam Determinations On the basis of the record \\1... with material injury by reason of imports of utility scale wind towers from China and Vietnam,...

  4. Tower of Hanoi Disk-Transfer Task: Influences of Strategy Knowledge and Learning on Performance

    Science.gov (United States)

    Welsh, Marilyn C.; Huizinga, Mariette

    2005-01-01

    Tower of Hanoi has become a popular tool in cognitive and neuropsychology to assess a set of behaviors collectively referred to as executive functions. Substantial variability in performance on the Tower of Hanoi (TOH) disk-transfer task among normally functioning young adults, and potential contributions to these individual differences, were…

  5. A Comparison of Performance on the Towers of London and Hanoi in Young Children

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bull, Rebecca; Espy, Kimberly Andrews; Senn, Theresa E.

    2004-01-01

    Background: The Towers of London (TOL) and Hanoi (TOH) have been viewed as equivalent measures of planning and/or problem solving, although recent evidence in adults suggests that the underlying measurement characteristics of these two tasks may differ. As tower tasks are one of the few instruments that can be used to assess executive functioning…

  6. Using the Tower of Hanoi Puzzle to Infuse Your Mathematics Classroom with Computer Science Concepts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Marzocchi, Alison S.

    2016-01-01

    This article suggests that logic puzzles, such as the well-known Tower of Hanoi puzzle, can be used to introduce computer science concepts to mathematics students of all ages. Mathematics teachers introduce their students to computer science concepts that are enacted spontaneously and subconsciously throughout the solution to the Tower of Hanoi…

  7. Fire analog: a comparison between fire plumes and energy center cooling tower plumes

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Orgill, M.M.

    1977-10-01

    Thermal plumes or convection columns associated with large fires are compared to thermal plumes from cooling towers and proposed energy centers to evaluate the fire analog concept. Energy release rates of mass fires are generally larger than for single or small groups of cooling towers but are comparable to proposed large energy centers. However, significant physical differences exist between cooling tower plumes and fire plumes. Cooling tower plumes are generally dominated by ambient wind, stability and turbulence conditions. Fire plumes, depending on burning rates and other factors, can transform into convective columns which may cause the fire behavior to become more violent. This transformation can cause strong inflow winds and updrafts, turbulence and concentrated vortices. Intense convective columns may interact with ambient winds to create significant downwind effects such as wakes and Karman vortex streets. These characteristics have not been observed with cooling tower plumes to date. The differences in physical characteristics between cooling tower and fire plumes makes the fire analog concept very questionable even though the approximate energy requirements appear to be satisfied in case of large energy centers. Additional research is suggested in studying the upper-level plume characteristics of small experimental fires so this information can be correlated with similar data from cooling towers. Numerical simulation of fires and proposed multiple cooling tower systems could also provide comparative data.

  8. From the Eiffel Tower to the Javanese Dancer: Envisioning Cultural Globalization at the 1889 Paris Exhibition

    Science.gov (United States)

    Young, Patrick

    2008-01-01

    Arguably the two main attractions for visitors to the 1889 "Exposition Universelle" (Universal Exposition), the Eiffel Tower and the live dancers from the Dutch colony of Java make for a provocative juxtaposition. Constructed expressly for the 1889 Exhibition, Gustave Eiffel's 106-story iron lattice tower became not only the world's tallest…

  9. Comparison of cooling ability of asbestic-cement and mesh sprinkler of cooling tower

    OpenAIRE

    Кравченко, Владимир Петрович; Морозов, Евгений Николаевич; Галацан, Марк Петрович

    2012-01-01

    The technological calculation of a cooling tower with a pass checker from the asbestos-cement and modern reticulated checker from a polyethylene is executed. Got results, allow executing the feasibility study of reconstruction of cooling tower with pass checker substituting by a modern construction

  10. 29 CFR 1910.29 - Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers). 1910.29 Section 1910.29 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND... Surfaces § 1910.29 Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers). (a) General...

  11. Upper estimates of complexity of algorithms for multi-peg Tower of Hanoi problem

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sergey Novikov

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available There are proved upper explicit estimates of complexity of lgorithms: for multi-peg Tower of Hanoi problem with the limited number of disks, for Reve's puzzle and for $5$-peg Tower of Hanoi problem with the free number of disks.

  12. Upper estimates of complexity of algorithms for multi-peg Tower of Hanoi problem

    OpenAIRE

    Sergey Novikov

    2007-01-01

    There are proved upper explicit estimates of complexity of lgorithms: for multi-peg Tower of Hanoi problem with the limited number of disks, for Reve's puzzle and for $5$-peg Tower of Hanoi problem with the free number of disks.

  13. Architectural engineering of FRP bridges

    OpenAIRE

    Smits, J.E.P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP's) in architectural and structural bridge design. The challenges and opportunities that come with this relatively new material are discussed. An inventory is made of recent engineers' solutions in FRP, followed by a discussion on architectural application of FRP's derived from the authors architectural practice.

  14. Instability of the capillary bridge

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pare, Gounseti; Hoepffner, Jerome

    2014-11-01

    Capillary adhesion is a physical mechanism that maintains two bodies in contact by capillarity through a liquid ligament. The capillary bridge is an idealization of this capillary adhesion. In this study we first focus on the classical case of the stability of the capillary bridge. Secondly we study a slightly more complex configuration, imagining a flow in the capillary bridge as in the case of the dynamics of the neck of a liquid ligament, in its withdrawal under the effect of capillarity. Inspired by the experiments on soap films of Plateau, the configuration analyzed consists of an initially axisymmetric, mass of fluid held by surface tension forces between two parallel, coaxial, solid pipes of the same diameter. The results presented are obtained by numerical simulations using the free software, Gerris Flow Solver. We first focus on the capillary Venturi. In the static configuration the stability diagram of the capillary bridge obtained is in perfect agreement with the results of Lev A. Slobozhanin. In the dynamic case we develop a matlab code based on the one dimensional equations of Eggers and Dupont. The comparison of the bifurcation diagram obtained and the numerical simulations shows a good agreement.

  15. Bridge Aesthetics and Structural Honesty

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    In bridges the overall form must be chosen with due respect to the transmission of forces if efficient structures shall be created, The design must therefore be governed by experienced structural engineers - in some cases assisted by aesthetic advisers on specific issues. Some basic requirements...

  16. The Wien Bridge Oscillator Family

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lindberg, Erik

    2006-01-01

    A tutorial in which the Wien bridge family of oscillators is defined and investigated. Oscillators which do not fit into the Barkhausen criterion topology may be designed. A design procedure based on initial complex pole quality factor is reported. The dynamic transfer characteristic...

  17. Architectural engineering of FRP bridges

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Smits, J.E.P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP's) in architectural and structural bridge design. The challenges and opportunities that come with this relatively new material are discussed. An inventory is made of recent engineers' solutions in FRP, followed by a discussion on archit

  18. Intercellular bridges in vertebrate gastrulation.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luca Caneparo

    Full Text Available The developing zebrafish embryo has been the subject of many studies of regional patterning, stereotypical cell movements and changes in cell shape. To better study the morphological features of cells during gastrulation, we generated mosaic embryos expressing membrane attached Dendra2 to highlight cellular boundaries. We find that intercellular bridges join a significant fraction of epiblast cells in the zebrafish embryo, reaching several cell diameters in length and spanning across different regions of the developing embryos. These intercellular bridges are distinct from the cellular protrusions previously reported as extending from hypoblast cells (1-2 cellular diameters in length or epiblast cells (which were shorter. Most of the intercellular bridges were formed at pre-gastrula stages by the daughters of a dividing cell maintaining a membrane tether as they move apart after mitosis. These intercellular bridges persist during gastrulation and can mediate the transfer of proteins between distant cells. These findings reveal a surprising feature of the cellular landscape in zebrafish embryos and open new possibilities for cell-cell communication during gastrulation, with implications for modeling, cellular mechanics, and morphogenetic signaling.

  19. 多塔结构的等效单塔抗震计算方法%Equivalent Single Tower Method for Aseismic Design of Multi-tower Structure

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    沈汝伟

    2016-01-01

    针对多塔高层超限结构抗震验算计算量大的问题,提出了一种多塔结构等效为单塔结构的验算思路。通过多塔结构和单塔结构的振型周期和基底剪力的计算结果的比较,得到了等效单塔结构的地震响应偏差,从而在单塔结构的计算结果的基础上加上偏差以包络多塔结果,达到快速可靠地验算多塔结构的目的,同时保证了安全性。上海真如副中心的两栋超限结构的抗震验算的实例中采用了本文提出的方法,结果表明该工程的设计符合规范要求,达到预计的抗震目标。%To address the issue of large amount of calculation for aseismic design of multi-tower high-rise structure, an equivalent single tower method is suggested in this paper. Through comparing the periods of the vibration modes and the base shear between the single tower and multi-tower, the response deviation of the result is estimated. The estimated deviation is added to the response of the single tower to cover the response of multi-tower, thus to ensure safety and reliability. The application of the two towers in the Shanghai Zhenru sub-center shows that the proposed method is capable for multi-tower structures, and that the design of the project meets the requirements of the code.

  20. Dynamic identification of paradela historic railway bridge

    OpenAIRE

    Ramos, Luís F.; Valente, Isabel; Guimarães, Paulo; Vazquez, Kevin; Lourenço, Paulo B.

    2013-01-01

    Paradela Bridge is a metallic bridge located along the bank of the Tua River in northern Portugal. While the bridge is not currently in service, its structure is representative of many metallic truss structures built across the country between the 19th and the 20th century. The construction of the Paradela Bridge was completed in 1886 and served for about 120 years connecting northern Portugal. Tua Line belongs to the Douro area that UNESCO recently declared as world heritage. This work acqui...

  1. Transition Slabs of Integral Abutment Bridges

    OpenAIRE

    Dreier, Damien; Muttoni, Aurelio; BURDET, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decades, an increasing number of bridges with integral abutment have been built in Switzerland. This type of bridge offers various advantages over standard bridges with abutments, equipped with expansion joints and bearings that require regular inspection and maintenance. One main concern of integral abutment bridges is related to the soil-structure interaction, in particular between the transition slab and the embankment. To avoid any expansion joints, transition slabs are dire...

  2. Path transformations of first passage bridges

    OpenAIRE

    Bertoin, Jean

    2003-01-01

    We define the first passage bridge from 0 to $\\lambda$ as the Brownian motion on the time interval $[0,1]$ conditioned to first hit $\\lambda$ at time 1. We show that this process may be related to the Brownian bridge, the Bessel bridge or the Brownian excursion via some path transformations, the main one being an extension of Vervaat's transformation. We also propose an extension of these results to certain bridges with cyclically exchangeable increments.

  3. 47 CFR 80.331 - Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. 80..., Alarm, Urgency and Safety Procedures § 80.331 Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. (a) Vessels... position). I plan to (give proposed course of action). Over. (3) (Coast station), this is (vessel's...

  4. Record-setting Amerada Hess compliant tower installed in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Riahi, M.L.

    1998-07-01

    It stands more than 1,900 ft high and is the tallest free-standing structure in the world, even taller than the world`s tallest building. This amazing structure is the compliant tower constructed to produce from the Amerada Hess Corp. (AHC) Baldpate field on Garden Banks Block 260 (GB 260) in the Gulf of Mexico beginning in August 1998. It is the first such structure ever to be used off-shore to produce crude oil and natural gas. Compared with a conventional tower, the Baldpate tower is more economical to build because of its lightweight construction. The paper describes the tower, the Baldpate reservoir, and the compliance of the tower.

  5. System and method for aligning heliostats of a solar power tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Convery, Mark R.

    2013-01-01

    Disclosed is a solar power tower heliostat alignment system and method that includes a solar power tower with a focal area, a plurality of heliostats that each reflect sunlight towards the focal area of the solar power tower, an off-focal area location substantially close to the focal area of the solar power tower, a communication link between the off-focal area location and a misaligned heliostat, and a processor that interprets the communication between the off-focal area location and the misaligned heliostat to identify the misaligned heliostat from the plurality of heliostats and that determines a correction for the identified misaligned heliostat to realign the misaligned heliostat to reflect sunlight towards the focal area of the solar power tower.

  6. Control of Carbon Nanotube Density and Tower Height in an Array

    Science.gov (United States)

    Delzeit, Lance D. (Inventor); Schipper, John F. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    A method for controlling density or tower height of carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays grown in spaced apart first and second regions on a substrate. CNTs having a first density range (or first tower height range) are grown in the first region using a first source temperature range for growth. Subsequently or simultaneously, CNTs having a second density range (or second tower height range), having an average density (or average tower height) in the second region different from the average density (or average tower height) for the first region, are grown in the second region, using supplemental localized hearing for the second region. Application for thermal dissipation and/or dissipation of electrical charge or voltage in an electronic device are discussed.

  7. Fire analog: a comparison between fire plumes and energy center cooling tower plumes

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Past studies on the waste heat from thermal power plant cooling towers and proposed energy parks suggest that the dissipation of this waste energy may result in significant meteorological effects. Preliminary calculations have shown that the rate of atmospheric dissipation of the waste energy from groupings of cooling towers is approximately equal to that by geophysical phenomena such as thunderstorms, volcanoes, and large fires. Cumulus clouds and convective vortices often result from these natural energy releases. One of the geophysical analogs, the large fire, is evaluated in terms of how good a physical analog it is to cooling towers or groups of cooling towers. The literature on experimental and wild fires was reviewed in relation to how fire thermal plume characteristics may be typical of a thermal plume from cooling towers

  8. On Quillen homology and a homotopy completion tower for algebras over operads

    CERN Document Server

    Harper, John E

    2011-01-01

    We describe and study a (homotopy) completion tower for algebras and left modules over operads in symmetric spectra. We prove that a weak equivalence on topological Quillen homology induces a weak equivalence on homotopy completion, and that for $0$-connected algebras and modules over a $-1$-connected operad, the homotopy completion tower interpolates between topological Quillen homology and the identity functor. By an explicit calculation of its layers, we show that the homotopy completion tower is the precise analog---in the context of algebras and modules over operads---of the Goodwillie tower of the identity functor. As easy consequences of the strong convergence properties of the homotopy completion tower, we prove a Whitehead theorem and a Hurewicz theorem for topological Quillen homology. We also prove a relative Hurewicz theorem that provides conditions under which topological Quillen homology detects $n$-connected maps. We prove a finiteness theorem relating finiteness properties of topological Quill...

  9. Elastic Dynamic Stability of Big-Span Power Transmission Tower Subjected to Seismic Excitations

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZHANG Hang; LI Li; FANG Qin-han; YE Kun

    2009-01-01

    By combining the time-history response analysis and the eigenvalue buckling analysis,this paper developed a computational procedure to study the elastic dynamic stability of a transmission tower by APDL language in ANSYS.The influences of different input directions of seismic excitations and damping ratio on the elastic dynamic stability of tower were discussed.The following conclusions were obtained:(1) Longitudinal direction of the transmission lines is the worst input direction of seismic excitation for the transmission tower.(2) Dead load has no significant effect on the critical load and the occurrence time of buckling.(3) Vertical input of seismic excitations has no great effect on the dynamic stability of the transmission tower.(4) Damping effect has an influence on the dynamic stability of the transmission tower; however,the inherent characteristics of dynamic buckling is not changed.

  10. Stochastic Analysis of the Influence of Tower Shadow on Fatigue Life of Wind Turbine Blade

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pedersen, Ronnie; Nielsen, Søren R.K.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    2012-01-01

    Fatigue damage accumulation in upwind turbine blades is primarily influenced by turbulence in the inflow. However, the stress reversals during blade passages through the stagnating and deflected mean wind field in front of the tower also contributes significantly. In the paper the lower order...... statistical moments of the fatigue life of a blade are estimated and compared for a turbine with a tripod tower and a standard mono-tower, respectively. The stagnation zones for each of the legs of the tripod are narrower than for the mono-tower, and hence the stress reversals will be comparable smaller...... that the expected damage accumulation per unit of time in the turbine blades are reduced significantly for the tripod when compared to the damage in a comparable mono-tower design....

  11. A New Quenching Process and Tower to Improve the Recovery of Acrylonitrile

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    甘永胜; 顾军民; 方永成

    2004-01-01

    Quenching process and design of the quenching tower in acrylonitrile production in China were studied in order to decrease the polymerization loss of acrylonitrile in the quenching tower. Based on the research of acrylonitrile polymerization in the quenching tower, a new quenching process was proposed to avoid the disadvantages of the original process. Two kinds of internals were installed to improve the performance of the quenching tower. Through a series of air-flow and real-flow model experiments, the new quenching process and new design were showed to be successful in enhancing the mass and heat transfer in the vapor-liquid system and decreasing the loss of acrylonitrile.Industrial application showed satisfactory results of decrease of the acrylonitrile loss in the quenching tower by about 4.5% and increase of the acrylonitrile recovery of the whole plant by more than 4%.

  12. Structural Analysis of Cuban Typical Model of Telecommunication Self-Supporting Towers under Seismic Load

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Patricia Martín Rodríguez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Self-supporting lattice towers are slender structures with low damping and high flexibility. They are sensitive to dynamic loads such as wind and earthquake. In the West of Cuba, structures should be analyzed under extreme winds and seismic effects, which raised their frequency during 2010 year. Self-supporting towers do not have the same dynamic behavior as buildings under seismic loads. Their specific structure features are not developed at design seismic codes, for that reason it is necessary to study methods of seismic analysis for self-supporting towers. The methods selected in this research are Modal Analysis Method proposed by Cuban Seismic Code (NC-46:1999 and modal superposition lineal dynamic analysis named Time History. It was selected for the study two self-supporting towers designed in Cuba, Versalles Model (3-legged and Najasa Model (4-legged. Comparative analysis between both methods is realized with extreme values of internal forces at element towers.

  13. Removal of failed crown and bridge.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sharma, Ashu; Rahul, G R; Poduval, Soorya T; Shetty, Karunakar

    2012-07-01

    Crown and bridge have life span of many years but they fail for a number of reasons. Over the years, many devices have been designed to remove crowns and bridges from abutment teeth. While the removal of temporary crowns and bridges is usually very straightforward, the removal of a definitive cast crown with unknown cement is more challenging. Removal is often by destructive means. There are a number of circumstances, however, in which conservative disassembly would aid the practitioner in completing restorative/endodontic procedures. There are different mechanisms available to remove a failed crown or bridge. But there is no information published about the classification of available systems for crown and bridge removal. So it is logical to classify these systems into different groups which can help a clinician in choosing a particular type of system depending upon the clinical situation. The aim of this article is to provide a classification for various crown and bridge removal systems; describe how a number of systems work; and when and why they might be used. A PubMed search of English literature was conducted up to January 2010 using the terms: Crown and bridge removal, Crown and bridge disassembly, Crown and bridge failure. Additionally, the bibliographies of 3 previous reviews, their cross references as well as articles published in various journals like International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Endodontics and were manually searched. Key words:Crown and bridge removal, Crown and bridge disassembly, Crown and bridge failure. PMID:24558549

  14. Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere

    Science.gov (United States)

    Complete College America, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The intentions were noble. It was hoped that remediation programs would be an academic bridge from poor high school preparation to college readiness. Sadly, remediation has become instead higher education's "Bridge to Nowhere." This broken remedial bridge is travelled by some 1.7 million beginning students each year, most of whom will…

  15. Comparison between Modern Violin Bridge and Baroque Violin Bridge by Photoelastic Observation and Frequency Analysis

    Science.gov (United States)

    Matsutani, Akihiro

    2004-05-01

    A comparison between the modern bridge and the baroque bridge of the violin by photoelastic observation was carried out. The relationship between the stress part and the hole is symmetric in the modern and baroque bridges. The measured spectral envelopes of baroque bridges are similar to those of modern bridges in D- or G-strings, and have peaks at a frequency higher than those of modern bridges in E-string. The visualization method as used in this study may provide hints for the design of violin bridges.

  16. Evaluating the effectiveness of wildlife detection and observation technologies at a solar power tower facility

    Science.gov (United States)

    Diehl, Robert H.; Valdez, Ernest W.; Preston, Todd M.; Wellik, Mike J.; Cryan, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Solar power towers produce electrical energy from sunlight at an industrial scale. Little is known about the effects of this technology on flying animals and few methods exist for automatically detecting or observing wildlife at solar towers and other tall anthropogenic structures. Smoking objects are sometimes observed co-occurring with reflected, concentrated light (“solar flux”) in the airspace around solar towers, but the identity and origins of such objects can be difficult to determine. In this observational pilot study at the world’s largest solar tower facility, we assessed the efficacy of using radar, surveillance video, and insect trapping to detect and observe animals flying near the towers. During site visits in May and September 2014, we monitored the airspace surrounding towers and observed insects, birds, and bats under a variety of environmental and operational conditions. We detected and broadly differentiated animals or objects moving through the airspace generally using radar and near solar towers using several video imaging methods. Video revealed what appeared to be mostly small insects burning in the solar flux. Also, we occasionally detected birds flying in the solar flux but could not accurately identify birds to species or the types of insects and small objects composing the vast majority of smoking targets. Insect trapping on the ground was somewhat effective at sampling smaller insects around the tower, and presence and abundance of insects in the traps generally trended with radar and video observations. Traps did not tend to sample the larger insects we sometimes observed flying in the solar flux or found dead on the ground beneath the towers. Some of the methods we tested (e.g., video surveillance) could be further assessed and potentially used to automatically detect and observe flying animals in the vicinity of solar towers to advance understanding about their effects on wildlife.

  17. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Wildlife Detection and Observation Technologies at a Solar Power Tower Facility.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Diehl, Robert H; Valdez, Ernest W; Preston, Todd M; Wellik, Michael J; Cryan, Paul M

    2016-01-01

    Solar power towers produce electrical energy from sunlight at an industrial scale. Little is known about the effects of this technology on flying animals and few methods exist for automatically detecting or observing wildlife at solar towers and other tall anthropogenic structures. Smoking objects are sometimes observed co-occurring with reflected, concentrated light ("solar flux") in the airspace around solar towers, but the identity and origins of such objects can be difficult to determine. In this observational pilot study at the world's largest solar tower facility, we assessed the efficacy of using radar, surveillance video, and insect trapping to detect and observe animals flying near the towers. During site visits in May and September 2014, we monitored the airspace surrounding towers and observed insects, birds, and bats under a variety of environmental and operational conditions. We detected and broadly differentiated animals or objects moving through the airspace generally using radar and near solar towers using several video imaging methods. Video revealed what appeared to be mostly small insects burning in the solar flux. Also, we occasionally detected birds flying in the solar flux but could not accurately identify birds to species or the types of insects and small objects composing the vast majority of smoking targets. Insect trapping on the ground was somewhat effective at sampling smaller insects around the tower, and presence and abundance of insects in the traps generally trended with radar and video observations. Traps did not tend to sample the larger insects we sometimes observed flying in the solar flux or found dead on the ground beneath the towers. Some of the methods we tested (e.g., video surveillance) could be further assessed and potentially used to automatically detect and observe flying animals in the vicinity of solar towers to advance understanding about their effects on wildlife. PMID:27462989

  18. Verification of BModes: Rotary Beam and Tower Modal Analysis Code; Preprint

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bir, G.

    2010-04-01

    This paper describes verification of BModes, a finite-element code developed to provide coupled modes for the blades and tower of a wind turbine. The blades, which may be rotating or non-rotating, and the towers, whether onshore or offshore, are modeled using specialized 15-dof beam finite elements. Both blade and tower models allow a tip attachment, which is assumed to be rigid body with six moments of inertia, and a mass centroid that may be offset from the blade or tower axis. Examples of tip attachments are aerodynamic brakes for blades and nacelle-rotor subassembly for towers. BModes modeling allows for tower supports including tension wires, floating platforms, and monopiles on elastic foundations. Coupled modes (implying coupling of flap, lag, axial, and torsional motions) are required for modeling major flexible components in a modal-based, aeroelastic code such as FAST1. These are also required for validation of turbine models using experimental data, modal-based fatigue analysis, controls design, and understanding aeroelastic-stability behavior of turbines. Verification studies began with uniform tower models, with and without tip inertia, and progressed to realistic towers. For the floating turbine, we accounted for the effects of hydrodynamic inertia, hydrostatic restoring, and mooring lines stiffness. For the monopole-supported tower, we accounted for distributed hydrodynamic mass on the submerged part of the tower and for distributed foundation stiffness. Finally, we verified a model of a blade carrying tip mass and rotating at different speeds (verifications of other blade models, rotating or non-rotating, have been reported in another paper.) Verifications were performed by comparing BModes-generated modes with analytical results, if available, or with MSC.ADAMS results. All results in general show excellent agreement.

  19. 大跨径斜拉桥塔墩梁固结处空间受力分析%Analysis of Spatial Mechanical Behavior of Pylon, Girder and Pier Rigid Fixity Structures of Long-span Cable-stayed Bridge

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    黄力; 刘志权; 石雪飞

    2012-01-01

    The Huaihe and Five Rivers Bridge of Anhui is hybrid girder cable-stayed bridge, with span arrangement (246 +125) m and single tower double cable planes tower pier beam consolidation system. Midas/ Civil is used to establish a space truss model for the overall analysis to determine the most unfavorable parts of the tower-pier-beam loading conditions. With the large general-purpose finite element software ANSYS, three-dimensional solid model tower-pier-beam consolidation is established, which provides scientific and theoretical basis for the design and construction.%安徽五河淮河桥大桥为混合梁斜拉桥,跨径布置为(246+125)m,为独塔双索面塔墩梁固结体系.利用Midas/Civil建立空间杆系模型进行整体静力分析,确定塔墩梁部位四种最不利荷载工况,得到其活载影响线加载位置和荷载大小.再利用大型通用有限元软件ANSYS建立塔墩梁固结处三维实体模型进行受力分析,为设计与施工提供科学理论依据.

  20. Two-Decade Development, Full of Gratitude——On the 20th Anniversary of Scitech Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    @@ On September 1,2007,Scitech Tower warmly celebrated its 20th birthday.As one of the first joint-ventured Office building,Scitech Tower has been insisting on its business principle of "Limited Space,Unlimited Service" and striving for customer satisfaction by improving facilities and providing superior services.Scitech Tower has been enjoying good reputation among its customers.

  1. Comprehensive Real-Time Bridge Health Monitoring System of Tongtai Bridge

    OpenAIRE

    Lei Su-su; Gao Yong-tao; Pan Dan-guang

    2015-01-01

    Tongtai Bridge is the world’s largest suspension curve-girder-skew-arch bridge, which is located in Zhangjiakou, China. The understanding of mechanics characteristics is limited to such complex bridges, so it is necessary to establish reliable health monitoring system to investigate the static and dynamic responses and monitor the safety of the bridge. A comprehensive real-time bridge health monitoring system is establish, which includes four aspects: sensor system, data acquisition and trans...

  2. Golden Gate Bridge response: a study with low-amplitude data from three earthquakes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Celebi, Mehmet

    2012-01-01

    The dynamic response of the Golden Gate Bridge, located north of San Francisco, CA, has been studied previously using ambient vibration data and finite element models. Since permanent seismic instrumentation was installed in 1993, only small earthquakes that originated at distances varying between ~11 to 122 km have been recorded. Nonetheless, these records prompted this study of the response of the bridge to low amplitude shaking caused by three earthquakes. Compared to previous ambient vibration studies, the earthquake response data reveal a slightly higher fundamental frequency (shorter-period) for vertical vibration of the bridge deck center span (~7.7–8.3 s versus 8.2–10.6 s), and a much higher fundamental frequency (shorter period) for the transverse direction of the deck (~11.24–16.3 s versus ~18.2 s). In this study, it is also shown that these two periods are dominant apparent periods representing interaction between tower, cable, and deck.

  3. Parametrically excited oscillation of stay cable and its control in cable-stayed bridges

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    孙炳楠; 汪至刚; 高赞明; 倪一清

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents a nonlinear dynamic model for simulation and analysis of a kind of parametrically excited vibration of stay cable caused by support motion in cable-stayed bridges. The sag, inclination angle of the stay cable are considered in the model, based on which, the oscillation mechanism and dynamic response characteristics of this kind of vibration are analyzed through numerical calculation. It is noted that parametrically excited oscillation of a stay cable with certain sag, inclination angle and initial static tension force may occur in cable-stayed bridges due to deck vibration under the condition that the natural frequency of a cable approaches to about half of the first model frequency of the bridge deck system. A new vibration control system installed on the cable anchorage is proposed as a possible damping system to suppress the cable parametric oscillation. The numerical calculation results showed that with the use of this damping system, the cable oscillation due to the vibration of the deck and/or towers will be considerably reduced.

  4. Microgravity Experiment Programs for Students at the Bremen Drop Tower

    Science.gov (United States)

    Könemann, Thorben; Eigenbrod, Christian; Von Kampen, Peter; Laemmerzahl, Claus

    The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans J. Rath in 1985 is part of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen, Germany. ZARM established as a research center and currently headed by Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl is mainly concentrated on fundamental investigations of gravitational and space-related phenomenas under conditions of weightlessness as well as questions and developments related to technologies for space. At ZARM more than 70 scientists, engineers and administrative staff as well as many students from different departments are employed. Today, ZARM is still one of the largest and most important university institutes for space sciences and technologies in Europe as well as worldwide well known in the space community. With a height of 146 m the Bremen Drop Tower is the predominant facility of ZARM and also the only drop tower of its class in Europe. ZARM’s ground-based laboratory offers the opportunity for daily short-term experiments under conditions of high-quality weightlessness at a level of 10 (-6) g (microgravity). The provided quality is one of the purest for experiments under weightlessness worldwide achieved. The scientists may choose between a single drop experiment with 4.74 s in simple free fall and a catapult experiment with 9.3 s of weightlessness. Either in the drop or in the worldwide unique catapult operation routine the repetition rates of microgravity experiments at ZARM are always the same, generally up to 3 times per day. Since the start of operation of the facility in 1990, over 6750 launches of more than 160 different experiment types from various scientific fields like Fundamental Physics, Combustion, Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Formation / Astrophysics, Biology and Materials Sciences have been successfully accomplished so far. In our paper we will report and inform about microgravity experiment programs for students like „Drop Your Thesis!“ by ESA and

  5. EXPERIMENTAL MEASUREMENTS OF TOWER CONSTRUCTION TILT USING ELECTRONIC TACHEOMETER

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    V. I. Mikhailov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Modern tendencies for assessment of high-rise building deformation state presuppose creation of automated and regular monitoring while using highly-accurate space positioning systems (GPS-systems, a robotic electronic tacheometer, highlyaccurate inclinators (Leica Nivel210/Nivel220-model with measuring accuracy of tilt angle up to 0.09 s, Geomos software complex (Leica Geosystems. Automated system for deformation monitoring requires significant time and material expenditures, special training of specialists so simpler methods and criteria for assessment of building deformation state are also considered as rather actual for this purpose.There are more than ten conventional methods for determining building tilt. All these methods are based on angular measurements from the fixed base while using highly-accurate theodolites. The methods are rather labor-consuming and they do not provide operational efficiency and accuracy in measurements. Introduction of electronic tacheometers with large radius of refractorless measurements of distances has made it possible to calculate coordinates on the building surface with high accuracy and at various sections (heights that results in possibility to obtain 3D model of the building surface. Leica TCRA1201 tacheometer has been set at the good visibility point of a tower construction, device orientation and plane coordinates of the temporary point have been determined with the purpose to assess a tilt value of an exhaust stack having 150 meter height. Then 3D coordinates of six points on the building surface have been measured for every stack section. After that these points have been projected on the horizontal plane. LISCAD PLUS software complex has been used for processing and interpretation of geodetic data.The proposed method permits to obtain data for determination value and direction of a tower construction tilt, immediately carry out in-situ measurements and obtain final results in the automatic mode of

  6. Reviews and Syntheses: optical sampling of the flux tower footprint

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gamon, J. A.

    2015-07-01

    The purpose of this review is to address the reasons and methods for conducting optical remote sensing within the flux tower footprint. Fundamental principles and conclusions gleaned from over 2 decades of proximal remote sensing at flux tower sites are reviewed. The organizing framework used here is the light-use efficiency (LUE) model, both because it is widely used, and because it provides a useful theoretical construct for integrating optical remote sensing with flux measurements. Multiple ways of driving this model, ranging from meteorological measurements to remote sensing, have emerged in recent years, making it a convenient conceptual framework for comparative experimental studies. New interpretations of established optical sampling methods, including the photochemical reflectance index (PRI) and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF), are discussed within the context of the LUE model. Multi-scale analysis across temporal and spatial axes is a central theme because such scaling can provide links between ecophysiological mechanisms detectable at the level of individual organisms and broad patterns emerging at larger scales, enabling evaluation of emergent properties and extrapolation to the flux footprint and beyond. Proper analysis of the sampling scale requires an awareness of sampling context that is often essential to the proper interpretation of optical signals. Additionally, the concept of optical types, vegetation exhibiting contrasting optical behavior in time and space, is explored as a way to frame our understanding of the controls on surface-atmosphere fluxes. Complementary normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and PRI patterns across ecosystems are offered as an example of this hypothesis, with the LUE model and light-response curve providing an integrating framework. I conclude that experimental approaches allowing systematic exploration of plant optical behavior in the context of the flux tower network provides a unique way to

  7. New Concept for Durable Concrete Bridges

    OpenAIRE

    Damek, Marek

    2015-01-01

    This master’s thesis covers the design of a post-tensioned concrete bridge in Trondheim municipality in Norway, in collaboration with Statens vegvesen (SVV). The concept of the bridge is inspired by Egg-Graben-Brücke in Austria, which was designed and built without steel reinforcement in the bridge deck. The idea is to eliminate steel reinforcement which can corrode in the bridge deck. The total length of the bridge is 73 meters and it is divided into 3 spans. The crosssection ...

  8. Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    Vibration of a bridge structure due to the passage of vehicles is an important consideration in the design of bridges. Further, a common problem in bridge engineering practice in these years is the upgrading of minor highway bridges (=5-20 m) to carry heavier loads partly due to a tendency...... of heavier trucks moving at larger speeds, and partly because the authorities want to permit transportation of special heavy goods at a larger part of the road net. These needs will in many cases cause the strengthening of the bridges becomes necessary. In order to keep the expenses of such strengthening...... the results obtained using the numerical models given in details in "Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges : dynamic modelling of vehicles and bridges". The models are established using a ordinary vehicle which consists of a 48 t Scania with a 3 axle tractor and a 3 axle trailer, joined in a flexible hinge...

  9. Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    Vibration of a bridge structure due to the passage of vehicles is an important consideration in the design of bridges. Further, a common problem in bridge engineering practice in these years is the upgrading of minor highway bridges (=5-20 m) to carry heavier loads partly due to a tendency...... of heavier trucks moving at larger speeds, and partly because the authorities want to permit transportation of special heavy goods at a larger part of the road net. These needs will in many cases cause the strengthening of the bridges becomes necessary. In order to keep the expenses of such strengthening...... the numerical models for the mathematical models of the vehicles and the bridge from which the load amplification factors can be estimated assuming that the dynamic parameters of the vehicles and the modal parameters of the bridge are known....

  10. Measurement of solar extinction in tower plants with digital cameras

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ballestrín, J.; Monterreal, R.; Carra, M. E.; Fernandez-Reche, J.; Barbero, J.; Marzo, A.

    2016-05-01

    Atmospheric extinction of solar radiation between the heliostat field and the receiver is accepted as a non-negligible source of energy loss in the increasingly large central receiver plants. However, the reality is that there is currently no reliable measurement method for this quantity and at present these plants are designed, built and operated without knowing this local parameter. Nowadays digital cameras are used in many scientific applications for their ability to convert available light into digital images. Its broad spectral range, high resolution and high signal to noise ratio, make them an interesting device in solar technology. In this work a method for atmospheric extinction measurement based on digital images is presented. The possibility of defining a measurement setup in circumstances similar to those of a tower plant increases the credibility of the method. This procedure is currently being implemented at Plataforma Solar de Almería.

  11. On the quantum analogue of Galileo's leaning tower experiment

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The quantum analogue of Galileo's leaning tower experiment is revisited using wave packets evolving under the gravitational potential. We first calculate the position detection probabilities for particles projected upwards against gravity around the classical turning point and also around the point of initial projection, which exhibit mass dependence at both these points. We then compute the mean arrival time of freely falling particles using the quantum probability current, which also turns out to be mass dependent. The mass dependence of both the position detection probabilities and the mean arrival time vanish in the limit of large mass. Thus, compatibility between the weak equivalence principle and quantum mechanics is recovered in the macroscopic limit of the latter

  12. Fatigue Analysis of a Mono-Tower Platform

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Sørensen, John Dalsgaard; Brincker, Rune

    In this paper, a fatigue reliability analysis of a Mono-tower platform is presented. The failure mode, fatigue failure in the butt welds, is investigated with two different models. The one with the fatigue strength expressed through SN relations, the other with the fatigue strength expressed...... through linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM). In determining the cumulative fatigue damage, Palmgren-Miner's rule is applied. Element reliability as well as systems reliability is estimated using first-order reliability methods (FORM). The sensitivity of the systems reliability to various parameters...... is investigated. The systems reliability index, estimated by using the fatigue elements with the fatigue strength expressed through SN relations, is found to be smaller than the systems reliability index estimated by using LEFM. It is shown that the systems reliability index is very sensitive to...

  13. Man in Wheelchair Scales World’s Tallest Tower

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    艾小庆

    2002-01-01

    加拿大残疾青年Jeff Adams花费了5小时左右的时间,坐着特制的轮椅,登上世界第一高楼Toronto’s CN Tower的1,776级的楼梯。 本文文笔较为随意,比如,It took some 5 hours to climb Thursday,movingbackwards in a specially made wheelchair,the inside staircase of the tower thatdominates the skyline of Canada’s most populous city. 本刊顾问Bill Hofmann,对此句有如下解释和分析: The one sentence is not typical:“It took some 5 hours to climb Thursday,moving backwards in a specially made wheelchair,the inside staircase of the towerthat dominates the skyline of Canada’s most populous city”The modifiers are out ofplace. I would write it this way:“Moving backwards in a specially madewheelchair,Adams took some 5 hours on Thursday to climb the inside staircase ofthe tower that dominates the skyline of Canada’s most populous city. 而接下去的一句(It’s so outside the box and also something you never thoughtwas possible in a wheelchair,“he said.)就更费解。究竟如何理解此句为好。请读本期“语法词汇新探”专栏的文章。Bill Hofmann和澳大利?

  14. Flue gas injection control of silica in cooling towers.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Brady, Patrick Vane; Anderson, Howard L., Jr.; Altman, Susan Jeanne

    2011-06-01

    Injection of CO{sub 2}-laden flue gas can decrease the potential for silica and calcite scale formation in cooling tower blowdown by lowering solution pH to decrease equilibrium calcite solubility and kinetic rates of silica polymerization. Flue gas injection might best inhibit scale formation in power plant cooling towers that use impaired makeup waters - for example, groundwaters that contain relatively high levels of calcium, alkalinity, and silica. Groundwaters brought to the surface for cooling will degas CO{sub 2} and increase their pH by 1-2 units, possibly precipitating calcite in the process. Recarbonation with flue gas can lower the pHs of these fluids back to roughly their initial pH. Flue gas carbonation probably cannot lower pHs to much below pH 6 because the pHs of impaired waters, once outgassed at the surface, are likely to be relatively alkaline. Silica polymerization to form scale occurs most rapidly at pH {approx} 8.3 at 25 C; polymerization is slower at higher and lower pH. pH 7 fluids containing {approx}220 ppm SiO{sub 2} require > 180 hours equilibration to begin forming scale whereas at pH 8.3 scale formation is complete within 36 hours. Flue gas injection that lowers pHs to {approx} 7 should allow substantially higher concentration factors. Periodic cycling to lower recoveries - hence lower silica concentrations - might be required though. Higher concentration factors enabled by flue gas injection should decrease concentrate volumes and disposal costs by roughly half.

  15. Full-bridge capacitive extensometer

    Science.gov (United States)

    Peters, Randall D.

    1993-08-01

    Capacitive transducers have proven to be very effective sensors of small displacements, because of inherent stability and noninvasive high resolution. The most versatile ones have been those of a differential type, in which two elements are altered in opposite directions in response to change of the system parameter being monitored. Oftentimes, this differential pair has been incorporated into a bridge circuit, which is a useful means for employing synchronous detection to improve signal to noise ratios. Unlike previous differential capacitive dilatometers which used only two active capacitors, the present sensor is a full-bridge type, which is well suited to measuring low-level thermal expansions. This analog sensor is capable of 0.1 μm resolution anywhere within a range of several centimeters, with a linearity of 0.1%. Its user friendly output can be put on a strip chart recorder or directed to a computer for sophisticated data analysis.

  16. Noise Considerations in Resistance Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Diamond, Joseph M.

    1963-01-01

    thermometry, where the noise in the unknown resistor will predominate strongly. An impedance step-up device (transformer or tuned circuit) is valuable in raising the bridge signal and noise level above the noise of the first amplifier tube. However, as the step-up ratio is increased, two counterfactors appear......, namely, noise in the loss resistance of the step-up device, and grid current noise. There is therefore an optimum step-up ratio, which has been found. The step-up device is permitted to have a different temperature from the unknown and standard resistors, to evaluate the advantage of cooling it....... With certain assumptions about the noise and grid current of the first tube it is found that the equivalent temperature of a unity ratio (Mueller) bridge used for liquid helium measurements may be 400°K....

  17. Stability of Axisymmetric Liquid Bridges

    CERN Document Server

    Rubinstein, Boris

    2016-01-01

    We study stability of axisymmetric liquid bridges between two axisymmetric solid bodies in the absence of gravity under arbitrary asymmetric perturbations which are expanded into a set of angular Fourier modes. We determine the stability region boundary for every angular mode in case of both fixed and free contact lines. Application of this approach allows us to demonstrate existence of stable convex nodoid menisci between two spheres.

  18. 2015 Bridge Inspection ERC Training

    OpenAIRE

    Dougherty, Merril

    2015-01-01

    This presentation will discuss recent changes to the County Bridge Inspection Program from the perspective of both the FHWA and INDOT. We will also discuss the responsibilities of the local public agency’s (LPA’s) employee in responsible charge (ERC) with respect to managing this program. As this course is a yearly requirement, all county ERCs are encouraged to attend. Pre-registering is strongly encouraged by e-mailing your contact information to .

  19. The Bridge Program - Participant Perspectives

    OpenAIRE

    Rönnqvist, Riitta; Hakonen, Anu; Vartiainen, Matti

    2015-01-01

    The Nokia Bridge Program was established in summer 2011 in order to "make the best of the restructuring: create meaningful opportunities for individuals and local economies impacted by workforce reductions" and to "assist individuals in re-employment". This document reports whether and how the program helped individuals avoid the known negative effects of job loss and find meaningful re-employment. The document also reports how affected employees formed perceptions about Nokia´s fairness and ...

  20. Inspection Strategies for Concrete Bridges

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Sørensen, John Dalsgaard; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    1989-01-01

    In this paper an optimal inspection strategy for concrete bridges based on periodic routine and detailed inspections is presented. The failure mode considered is corrosion of the reinforcement due to chlorides. A simple modelling of the corrosion and of the inspection strategy is presented....... The optimal inspection strategy is determined from an optimization problem, where the design variables are time intervals between detailed inspections and the concrete cover. The strategy is illustrated on a simple structure, namely a reinforced concrete beam....