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  1. Computerized information system of support to the electric energy losses control; Sistema de informacion computarizado de apoyo al control de perdidas de energia electrica

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    Barba Mar, Alvaro R; Perez Ortega, Joaquin; Rodriguez Ortiz, Guillermo; Rodriguez Cano, Rene; Zapata Garcia, Juan Antonio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    The energy losses are due to several reasons, among others, to the same nature of the generation, transmission, and distribution processes. The purpose of this paper is to describe in a general manner a decentralized system that processes the information of the energy and demand meters, to obtain the energy balances and losses indexes at national level. Additionally, the main services offered by the functional model and of the data base, the adopted policies for the energy interchanges among responsibility areas and the concepts of use, are described; next, the data sources of the system are described, the fragmentation and corresponding replication to the database are described and its architecture of software and hardware is shown. [Espanol] Las perdidas de energia se deben a varias razones, entre otras, a la naturaleza misma de los procesos de generacion, transmision y distribucion de la electricidad. El proposito de este articulo es describir de manera general un sistema descentralizado que procesa la informacion de los medidores de energia y demanda, para la obtencion de balances de energia e indices de perdidas a nivel nacional. Ademas, se describen los principales servicios que ofrece, el modelo funcional y el de la base de datos, las politicas adoptadas para los intercambios de energia entre areas de responsabilidad y los conceptos de uso; despues se describen las fuentes de datos del sistema, la fragmentacion y replicacion correspondiente a la base de datos y se muestra su arquitectura de hardware y software.

  2. Computerized information system of support to the electric energy losses control; Sistema de informacion computarizado de apoyo al control de perdidas de energia electrica

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    Barba Mar, Alvaro R.; Perez Ortega, Joaquin; Rodriguez Ortiz, Guillermo; Rodriguez Cano, Rene; Zapata Garcia, Juan Antonio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1995-12-31

    The energy losses are due to several reasons, among others, to the same nature of the generation, transmission, and distribution processes. The purpose of this paper is to describe in a general manner a decentralized system that processes the information of the energy and demand meters, to obtain the energy balances and losses indexes at national level. Additionally, the main services offered by the functional model and of the data base, the adopted policies for the energy interchanges among responsibility areas and the concepts of use, are described; next, the data sources of the system are described, the fragmentation and corresponding replication to the database are described and its architecture of software and hardware is shown. [Espanol] Las perdidas de energia se deben a varias razones, entre otras, a la naturaleza misma de los procesos de generacion, transmision y distribucion de la electricidad. El proposito de este articulo es describir de manera general un sistema descentralizado que procesa la informacion de los medidores de energia y demanda, para la obtencion de balances de energia e indices de perdidas a nivel nacional. Ademas, se describen los principales servicios que ofrece, el modelo funcional y el de la base de datos, las politicas adoptadas para los intercambios de energia entre areas de responsabilidad y los conceptos de uso; despues se describen las fuentes de datos del sistema, la fragmentacion y replicacion correspondiente a la base de datos y se muestra su arquitectura de hardware y software.

  3. Sistemas de control en estructuras

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    José Luis Ahumada Villafañe

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el diseño estructural, la capacidad de disipación de energía en elementos que conforman los sistemas resistentes a fuerzas dinámicas, como las impartidas por la actividad sísmica y eólica, es suministrada por un minucioso detallado del acero de refuerzo y dimensiones en las secciones transversales de los elementos. Esta práctica es realizada bajo muchas suposiciones que en algunas ocasiones no corresponden a la realidad, y como es de esperarse, producen resultados inexactos y un desconocimiento del desempeño de la estructura. Por lo anterior es riesgoso confiar el 100% de la capacidad estructural a los elementos sobre todo cuando conforman sistemas estructurales diseñados en zonas de amenaza sísmica alta. En este artículo se presentan los sistemas de control, los cuales son una serie de dispositivos adaptados a las estructuras que absorben gran parte de la energía sísmica y liberan los elementos estructurales en gran porcentaje de la acción sísmica, logrando disminuir en ellas las solicitaciones (fuerzas internas y las respuestas (derivas con el objetivo de conseguir un buen desempeño, limitar el daño y abaratar los costos de reparación de fallas localizadas. Los sistemas de control que se analizarán en el presente artículo se dividen en control pasivo, control activo, control semiactivo y control híbrido.

  4. Control integral systems; Sistemas integrales de control

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    Burgos, Estrella [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1999-12-31

    Almost two third of the electric power generation in Mexico are obtained from hydrocarbons, for that reasons Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) dedicated special commitment in modernizing the operation of fossil fuel central stations. In attaining this objective the control systems play a fundamental roll, from them depend a good share of the reliability and the efficiency of the electric power generation process, as well as the extension of the equipment useful life. Since 1984 the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) has been working, upon the request of CFE, on the development of digital control systems. To date it has designed and implemented a logic control system for gas burners, which controls 32 burners of the Unit 4 boiler of the Generation Central of Valle de Mexico and two systems for distributed control for two combined cycle central stations, which are: Dos Bocas, Veracruz Combined cycle central, and Gomez Palacio, Durango combined cycle central. With these two developments the IIE enters the World tendency of implementing distributed control systems for the fossil fuel power central update [Espanol] Casi las dos terceras partes de la generacion electrica en Mexico se obtienen a partir de hidrocarburos, es por eso que la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) puso especial empeno en modernizar la operacion de las centrales termoelectricas de combustibles fosiles. En el logro de este objetivo los sistemas de control desempenan un papel fundamental, de ellos depende una buena parte la confiabilidad y la eficiencia en el proceso de generacion de energia electrica, asi como la prolongacion de la vida util de los equipos. Desde 1984 el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) ha trabajado, a solicitud de la CFE, en el desarrollo de sistemas digitales de control. A la fecha se han disenado e implantado un sistema de control logico de quemadores de gas, el cual controla 32 quemadores de la caldera de la unidad 4 de la central de generacion

  5. Control integral systems; Sistemas integrales de control

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    Burgos, Estrella [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    Almost two third of the electric power generation in Mexico are obtained from hydrocarbons, for that reasons Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) dedicated special commitment in modernizing the operation of fossil fuel central stations. In attaining this objective the control systems play a fundamental roll, from them depend a good share of the reliability and the efficiency of the electric power generation process, as well as the extension of the equipment useful life. Since 1984 the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) has been working, upon the request of CFE, on the development of digital control systems. To date it has designed and implemented a logic control system for gas burners, which controls 32 burners of the Unit 4 boiler of the Generation Central of Valle de Mexico and two systems for distributed control for two combined cycle central stations, which are: Dos Bocas, Veracruz Combined cycle central, and Gomez Palacio, Durango combined cycle central. With these two developments the IIE enters the World tendency of implementing distributed control systems for the fossil fuel power central update [Espanol] Casi las dos terceras partes de la generacion electrica en Mexico se obtienen a partir de hidrocarburos, es por eso que la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) puso especial empeno en modernizar la operacion de las centrales termoelectricas de combustibles fosiles. En el logro de este objetivo los sistemas de control desempenan un papel fundamental, de ellos depende una buena parte la confiabilidad y la eficiencia en el proceso de generacion de energia electrica, asi como la prolongacion de la vida util de los equipos. Desde 1984 el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) ha trabajado, a solicitud de la CFE, en el desarrollo de sistemas digitales de control. A la fecha se han disenado e implantado un sistema de control logico de quemadores de gas, el cual controla 32 quemadores de la caldera de la unidad 4 de la central de generacion

  6. Sistemas de control push-pull. Un estudio comparativo.

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    Ruiz Usano, Rafael; Muñoz Pérez, Miguel Ángel

    2001-01-01

    Un aspecto fundamental a nivel operacional en los sistemas de producción es la obtención de la cantidad deseada de unidades a producir con la mínima cantidad de inventario en proceso. Para conseguirlo podemos optar por distintos sistemas de control de l

  7. Lighting systems control; El control en los sistemas de iluminacion

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    Arriaga Alpizar, Eric [Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico)]. E-mail: eric_aa@hotmail.com

    2006-04-15

    In any workplace the illumination systems are very important, nevertheless, it is essential to control them in order to save energy. This article presents the six following control strategies for the efficient electric power use: programming, lights only will be on when it is necessary; natural light use, illumination will be replaced by using sunlight; lumens level maintenance, average level illumination can be measured utilizing this method; adjustment, the lowest illumination average is required avoiding to affect the performance and adaptation-compensation, decreasing the system variation. In addition there are also control devices which will operate the system, such as automatic devices, presence sensors and photo sensors. [Spanish] Los sistemas de iluminacion son muy importantes en cualquier lugar de trabajo, no obstante, es necesario que tengan un control, para lograr ahorrar energia. Este articulo presenta seis estrategias de control para el uso eficiente de la energia electrica: la programacion, con esta medida solo se encenderia la luz cuando sea necesario; uso de luz natural, asi se puede prescindir de la iluminacion pues la luz solar cumple con su funcion; mantenimiento del nivel de lumenes, de esta manera se mantiene un nivel promedio de iluminacion; ajuste, se ocupa el nivel de luz mas bajo posible sin afectar el rendimiento y adaptacion-compensacion, reduce la variacion del sistema. Por otro lado tambien hay dispositivos de control, que haran el trabajo, tales como dispositivos automaticos, sensores de presencia y fotosensores.

  8. Importancia del manual de los sistemas contables en el sistema de control interno.

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    Nicolás Valdés Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    La dirección administrativa del país en los últimos 3 años ha insistido en la necesidad de profundizar en los mecanismos de control económico –financiero de las entidades, el presente trabajo va dirigido a contribuir en alguna medida a lograr ese propósito. El sistema contable de una Entidad forma parte indisoluble del Sistema de Control Interno de la misma, por la vinculación tan estrecha que existe entre los mismos. El objetivo fundamental del trabajo ”Importancia del Manual de ...

  9. Importancia del manual de los sistemas contables en el sistema de control interno.

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    Nicolás Valdés Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La dirección administrativa del país en los últimos 3 años ha insistido en la necesidad de profundizar en los mecanismos de control económico –financiero de las entidades, el presente trabajo va dirigido a contribuir en alguna medida a lograr ese propósito. El sistema contable de una Entidad forma parte indisoluble del Sistema de Control Interno de la misma, por la vinculación tan estrecha que existe entre los mismos. El objetivo fundamental del trabajo ”Importancia del Manual de los Sistemas Contables en el Sistema de Control Interno”, es destacar la utilidad práctica, técnica y organizativa que tiene el Manual para elevar la eficiencia del trabajo contable de las Entidades y su repercusión positiva en la eficiencia el sistema de Control Interno establecido. Los beneficios que aporta el Manual radican en que crea una base normativa contable adecuada a las características de cada entidad. Como se sabe en las transformaciones económicas realizadas en el país, la existencia de dos monedas en el trabajo económico-contable de muchas entidades, la puntualización del objeto social y la cartera de productos y servicios han complejizado el trabajo contable, requiriendo una mayor adecuación a las características propias de cada entidad, lo cual se logra con la realización del Manual.

  10. sistemas

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    Diego Alejandro Muñoz Gaviria

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto presentado a continuación, plantea en términos generales las principales posturas conceptuales del sociólogo alemán Niklas Luhmann sobre las ideas de Max Weber y su teoría de la acción social, y de Talcott Parsons y sus planteamientos en torno a la teoría de los sistemas sociales. Al final del escrito se hace especial énfasis en el rol protagónico que para Luhmann tienen las ciencias sociales y humanas en la autorreferencia del sistema social.

  11. Sistemas de controle gerencial e contratos psicológicos

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    Ivan Canan

    2013-01-01

    Esta pesquisa investiga a relação entre os sistemas de controle gerencial e os contratos psicológicos, como forma de discutir as relações contratuais nas organizações. Os sistemas de controle gerencial foram definidos como processos administrativos de proposição de parâmetros comportamentais idealmente construídos para criar convergência de objetivos entre servidores e organizações, cuja dinâmica de controle implica no diagnóstico de resultados e nos processos de interação acerca do desempenh...

  12. Control óptimo y robusto H∞ de sistemas no lineales aplicaciones a sistemas electromecánicos

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    Vivas Venegas, Carlos

    2004-01-01

    La teoría de control automático ha experimentado un notable desarrollo en los últimos tiempos especialmente en el campo de los sistemas no lineales. Son aportaciones relativamente recientes los paradigmas de control basados en pasividad, teoría de sistema

  13. SISTEMA DE CONTROL INTELIGENTE PARA UN GRUPO DE ELEVADORES

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    Andrés Enrique Rosso Mateus

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se trata el problema del tráfico vertical en edificios de gran altura y se describe el análisis, diseño y evaluación de un sistema de control para un grupo elevadores que busca mejorar el desempeño respecto a un sistema de control tradicional. El controlador propuesto busca asignar de una forma inteligente las llamadas que se generan a los ascensores que hacen parte del grupo, el desempeño del sistema se traduce en una reducción de los tiempos de servicio y de la energía que invierte el sistema. El controlador propuesto está basado en lógica difusa y las reglas de inferencia expresan el conocimiento de un experto orientado hacia la obtención de los objetivos mencionados. El controlador inteligente se evalúa en un simulador gráfico desarrollado para este fin, este simulador permite ingresar parámetros de configuración para que se adapte y represente una edificación real. Se corrieron dos simulaciones, una usando un controlador convencional y otra usando el controlador inteligente, esto con el fin de comparar su desempeño y cuantificar valores como tiempo de esperar de los usuarios y energía consumida por el sistema.

  14. Slug control system; Sistema de controle de golfadas

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    Borges Filho, Alvaro de Miranda; Meira, Marco Antonio Alves de; Vaz, Celio Eduardo Martins [PETROBRAS, Macae, RJ (Brazil). Unidade de Negocios da Bacia de Campos

    2004-07-01

    Due to the characteristics of flow, gas can separate from oil in the pipelines and risers that link subsea manifolds to production offshore platforms, forming liquid and gas slugs in the production separator. Liquid slugs can cause overflow in the separators. Gas slugs can cause burning in the flare due to the limitation in the turbo-compressors acceleration. In both cases the consequences are loss of production or shut-downs. This paper presents a Slug Control System designed to attenuate severe gas and liquid flow variations. The system consist of a control valve installed in the separator inlet, transmitters, a controller, control algorithm and a monitoring station. This system is operating since October 2003 in a production offshore platform, in Campus Basin, Brazil, with excellent results, reducing the gas burning in 45% without oil production loss. (author)

  15. Control lineal robusto de sistemas no lineales diferencialmente planos

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    Hebertt Sira-Ramirez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se proponen controladores basados en observadores lineales para el control robusto de una clase amplia de sistemas no lineales conocidos como sistemas diferencialmente planos, sean estos monovariables o multivariables. Se establece primeramente el modelo dinámico entrada - salida plana, simplificándolo a un modelo de carácter no fenomenológico que solamente considera como elementos claves en el diseño del controlador el orden de integración del sistema y el factor de ganancia de entrada, en el caso monovariable, y, los órdenes de los subsistemas de integración de Kronecker y la matriz de ganancias del vector de entradas en el caso multivariable. El resto de las no linealidades, dependientes del estado o de naturaleza exógena, son consideradas, en general, como perturbaciones desconocidas pero acotadas que toman valores en el tiempo. Se demuestra que estas perturbaciones son algebraicamente observables, permitiendo su determinación aproximada mediante observadores lineales de orden arbitrario. Estos observadores, llamados observadores GPI, incluyen modelos internos que representan polinomios en el tiempo, cuya actualización es de índole automática, permitiendo aproximaciones arbitrariamente cercanas a las perturbaciones desconocidas. El diseño del controlador se reduce entonces a lograr la cancelación de las perturbaciones aditivas a la vez de imponer una dinámica lineal en lazo cerrado mediante realimentación de estados estimados, los cuales se obtienen directamente del mismo observador lineal propuesto. Se presenta un ejemplo de simulación que considera un sistema físico no lineal de complejidad reconocida. También se incluyen resultados experimentales sobre dos prototipos de laboratorio. Palabras Clave: Rechazo a perturbaciones, Realimentación lineal de salida, Sistemas linealizables, Observadores, Sistemas no lineales

  16. Métodos de control en sistemas domóticos: últimas tendencias en sistemas distribuidos

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    Moreno Navarro, I.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available Control systems lie amongst the most difficult issues to be tackled when it comes to designing home automation systems. Two classical tendencies may be considered to solve this problem. The first one consists of a centralised control system, whereas the second option advocates for a distributed network, where piece would take up certain responsibilities in the control of the whole system. In this paper we analyse some of the latest developments as regards programming distributed networks, focusing on home automation, specially Java and the latest Jini environments have dramatically improved the potential of such kind of distributed systems, thanks to them, it is possible to build a heterogeneous network including devices from different brands which work in collaborative systems, thus avoiding complex configurations.

    Uno de los aspectos más delicados a la hora de diseñar un sistema domótico es el que se refiere al modelo de control que deseamos establecer. Podemos considerar dos tendencias clásicas: la que trata de establecer un control centralizado del sistema y la que propone un control mucho más descentralizado, donde cada aparato seria responsable de cierta parte de la gestión del control ejercido sobre toda la red. En este articulo tratamos de profundizar en las últimas novedades aparecidas en el campo de la programación de los controladores asociados a una red domótica, en particular Java y el más reciente Jini, que aportan una serie de soluciones que facilitan la compatibilidad entre dispositivos de distintos fabricantes y apuestan claramente por una arquitectura de tipo distribuido, dotando a las redes domóticas de una flexibilidad y un potencial de crecimiento inusitados.

  17. Control de trazabilidad de fruta mediante un sistema RFID

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    Asensio Nácher, Sergi

    2015-01-01

    En este proyecto se ha desarrollado una aplicación para realizar la trazabilidad de la fruta en un almacén utilizando dispositivos de radiofrecuencia RFID. El sistema ha sido desarrollado en C\\# y ha permitido automatizar todo el proceso de control de la fruta en un almacén. In this project, has been developed an application for making the traceability of fruit in a warehause by using radiofrequency systems RFID. The system was developed in C\\# and permits to control de processes of the fr...

  18. Autoevaluación del Sistema de Control Interno Autoevaluación del Sistema de Control Interno

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    Rubí Consuelo Mejía Quijano

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La autoevaluación del control es un elemento del Sistema de Control Interno que permiteel diagnóstico y el fortalecimiento organizacional. Se desarrolla en toda la entidad y supone el apoyo de la alta dirección, apoyo representado en recursos físicos y la orientación que lebrinde durante su aplicación.Dicho elemento genera mayor responsabilidad en los empleados, al involucrarlos en el análisisde fortalezas y debilidades del sistema de control, al comprometerlos con la recolección de la información que soporta el juicio sobre el estado del sistema y al permitirles proponer planesde mejoramiento que contribuyan al logro del objetivo del sistema de control, y por ende alde la organización.Las dificultades en su aplicación pueden provenir de aspectos relacionados con la culturaorganizacional: si el personal no está dispuesto a colaborar con los grupos de apoyo en elsuministro de la información, si existe apatía con el proceso y si no se cuenta con personas capacitadas para realizarlo.El proceso se efectúa en tres etapas; la primera consiste en la planeación, en la que el Comité de Autoevaluación compromete la gerencia y se asignan actividades y responsabilidades; sedefine el cronograma de trabajo, los recursos necesarios y se capacita a los grupos de apoyo;la segunda se refiere a la ejecución, consistente en el levantamiento de la información que soporta el análisis de cada uno de los elementos del sistema de control y permite emitir juicios objetivos sobre su desempeño; finalmente, la tercera, elaboración del informe, da cuenta delos resultados de la autoevaluación del sistema de control, de su desarrollo y sus dificultades, y establece las propuestas de mejora.Control Self-Assessment is an element of the Internal Control System which allows the organizational diagnose and strengthening. It is run throughout the entity and supposes the support from the high managerial circle. This support is in the form of physical

  19. Control repetitivo digital de sistemas con frecuencia incierta o variante en el tiempo

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    Ramon Costa-Castelló

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El control repetitivo digital es una técnica basada en el principio del modelo interno que permite seguir y/o rechazar señales periódicas. Una hipótesis clave en los diseños tradicionales de control repetitivo es que la frecuencia de tales señales es constante y conocida, siendo su principal desventaja la elevada degradación de prestaciones que aparece cuando dicha frecuencia es incierta o varía con el tiempo. En este trabajo se presenta una revisión de las principales estrategias introducidas hasta la fecha para resolver este problema. Abstract: Digital repetitive control is an internal model principle-based control technique that aims at tracking/rejecting periodic signals. A key assumption in traditional repetitive control designs is that the frequency of such signals is constant and known, its main drawback being the dramatic loss of performance that occurs when this frequency is uncertain or time-varying. This article reviews the most relevant proposals introduced so far to overcome this problem. Palabras clave: Control repetitivo, Sistemas de control lineal, Sistemas de tiempo discreto, Regulación de salida, Keywords: Learning control, Linear control systems, Discretetime systems, Output regulation

  20. Intelligent tutorial system for selftraining in tuning of control systems; Sistema tutorial inteligente para el autoentrenamiento en sintonizacion de sistemas de control

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    Romero Jimenez, Guillermo; Perez Ocampo, Maria Concepcion [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    In this paper the design, development and validation of an intelligent tutorial system oriented to the instruction of techniques of tuning of control systems is described. This system is based on systems previously developed in the Simulation Unit of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). The designed system accounts with four modules: of knowledge, the student model, of tutor and of interface, basic characteristics that allows to locate this system in the context of the intelligent tutorial systems. In this system in particular, the knowledge module was only modified, because advantage is taken of the existing structure to incorporate a new dominion of application: the one of the techniques of tuning of control systems. The system maintains the characteristic that it can also be used as a consultation system. In addition to the design and validation of the tutorial system, when following the methodology of processing the degree of generality of the developed system, was evaluated, taking into account the evaluation and quantification of metrics that the engineering software proposes. [Spanish] En este trabajo se describen el diseno, el desarrollo y la validacion de un sistema tutorial inteligente orientado a la instruccion de tecnicas de sintonizacion de sistemas de control. Este sistema esta basado en sistemas desarrollados anteriormente en la Unidad de Simulacion del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). El sistema disenado cuenta con cuatro modulos: de conocimiento, del modelo del estudiante, de tutor y de interfaz, caracteristica principal que permite ubicar a este sistema en el contexto de los sistemas tutoriales inteligentes. En este sistema en particular solo se modifica el modulo de conocimiento, pues se aprovecha la estructura existente para incorporar un nuevo dominio de aplicacion: el de las tecnicas de sintonizacion de sistemas de control. El sistema mantiene la caracteristica de que tambien puede utilizarse como un sistema de

  1. Sistemas de control de vibraciones en estructuras de gran altura

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    Montanaro, Maria Inés

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available The increasing of big cities with a great population density, flows to the multiplication of light and thin towers in very high buildings, with an small natural damping. So, those buildings are exposed to the wind oscillations and to the earthquakes. Those oscillations could produce damages in the structure, affect its functionality and/or to be a cause of discomfort. In order to reduce the structural risk of excessive deformations or accelerations, we want to bring up here a solution lied with the dissipation of vibrational energy in the structural dampers. The objective of this work is to bring a c1ear and complete c1assification and description of all isolation and vibration controls known till the moment and their main application' fields. The definition of those systems is completed with graphics, characteristics and structures examples. This c1assification will allow a real interpretation of advantages and disadvantages of all isolation and vibration controls concerning structural applications.El aumento de la densidad poblacional y de las grandes urbes ha incrementado la necesidad de las torres de edificios de gran altura, las cuales tienden a ser muy livianas y delgadas, por lo tanto poseen un amortiguamiento natural muy pequeño, lo que los hace más propensos a las oscilaciones del viento y los sismos. Dichas oscilaciones pueden causar daño a la estructura, afectar su funcionalidad y/o causar incomodidad. Una solución planteada para reducir el riesgo estructural de experimentar deformaciones excesivas o aceleraciones es la disipación de energía vibracional en los amortiguadores estructurales. El objetivo de este trabajo es brindar una clasificación clara y completa de todos los sistemas de aislación y control de vibraciones existentes hasta al momento, además de una descripción de los mismos y sus principales campos de aplicación. La definición de los sistemas incluye gráficos, características y ejemplos de estructuras

  2. Sistema de prototipos para control numérico

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    Abdón Sánchez Sossa

    1992-05-01

    Full Text Available La mejor utilización de equipos de alta tecnología implica el contar con el adecuado entrenamiento. La conformaci6n del Grupo de Control Numérico Computarizado de Ingenierfa de Sistemas en 1987, pionero, al permitir canalizar y consolidar en tres cursos electivos interdisciplinarios una respuesta a las inquietudes académico-docentes de apoyo al sector manufacturero. El desarrollo de varios programas, cuya complejidad ha venido creciendo con el tiempo, permitió explorar la aplicabilidad de los conceptos presentados en clase y sirvió de vinculo con la realidad Nacional de manera activa y comprometida, con el desarrollo del país. Los programas descritos en este trabajo son el resultado de muchas horas de labor y realizados contando con un exiguo presupuesto.

  3. Nùcleo de Control para Sistemas Empotrados de Control: Una propuesta de Arquitectura

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    Adel Ferńandez Prieto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se define la arquitectura de un núcleo de control (NC que permite ejecutar aplicaciones de control empotradas, así como los principales problemas que soportan su desarrollo. Se propone la estructura de los datos y los servicios que debe proveer este núcleo para aplicar varias estrategias de control que pueden ser utilizadas para garantizar seguridad, fiabilidad y economía en sus operaciones. En el trabajo se presentan dos ejemplos que ilustran el uso del nućleo de control. Palabras clave: Sistemas Empotrados de Control, Sistemas de Tiempo Real, Núcleo de control, Escasez de recursos

  4. Implantación de un sistema de control integral de equipamiento informático

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    Valiente Fernández, José Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Cada vez más las empresas, tanto las grandes compañías como las PYMES, se van adaptando a las nuevas tecnologías y requieren una mayor informatización de sus sistemas. Este proceso exige entre otras cosas un control de los sistemas implantados y la securización de la información confidencial de las empresas adecuándose a la legislación vigente. Debido a esto todos los sistemas informáticos requieren de un control, mantenimiento y actualización constante. Estas tareas administrativas de ...

  5. Statistical quality control a loss minimization approach

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    Trietsch, Dan

    1999-01-01

    While many books on quality espouse the Taguchi loss function, they do not examine its impact on statistical quality control (SQC). But using the Taguchi loss function sheds new light on questions relating to SQC and calls for some changes. This book covers SQC in a way that conforms with the need to minimize loss. Subjects often not covered elsewhere include: (i) measurements, (ii) determining how many points to sample to obtain reliable control charts (for which purpose a new graphic tool, diffidence charts, is introduced), (iii) the connection between process capability and tolerances, (iv)

  6. PROJETO DE UM CONTROLADOR PROPORCIONAL-INTEGRAL PARA O SISTEMA DE CONTROLE DE QUALIDADE DO AR E DE UM NOVO SISTEMA DE CONTROLE HVAC

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    Millene Caroline Albino de Oliveira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Uma sala do Perlstein Hall, da Illinois Institute of Techonology, (Chicago, IL, USA possui um sistema de aquecimento, ventilação e ar condicionado (em inglês – HVAC equipado com um sensor de gás carbônico, cujo intuito é regular diretamente a qualidade do ar e assegurar que a sala esteja em condições aceitáveis. Este procedimento, porém, pode colocar uma carga extra no sistema HVAC e aumentar o consumo de energia. Desta forma, o objetivo principal do trabalho foi o desenvolvimento e a aplicação de uma estratégia de controle de temperatura e concentração de CO2 para o sistema em questão, utilizando um controlador Proporcional-Integral (PI. Dados coletados em testes realizados na sala foram utilizados para a estimação dos parâmetros das funções de transferência e dos controladores. Inicialmente, os controladores foram testados separadamente e, em seguida, em conjunto. Pode-se observar que o controlador PI obteve bons resultados, apesar do overshoot e oscilações do sistema já observados pela literatura, conseguindo atingir o set point desejado de temperatura de 70°F e de concentração de CO2 de 150 ppm. Palavras-chave: HVAC, Controle, controlador PI.

  7. Modelo de control y vigilancia en sanidad ambiental basados en sistemas de autocontrol

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    Loreto Santa Marina Rodríguez

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available En el ámbito ambiental el control de los riesgos para la salud está experimentando cambios importantes en lo referente a su concepción y a la forma de gestión de los mismos desde lo servicios de salud pública. Tradicionalmente la Administración Sanitaria ha asumido el papel de garante de las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de las instalaciones, estableciendo sistemas de control y vigilancia. La tendencia actual es que sean los responsables directos de las instalaciones los que valoren los riesgos de las mismas, establezcan sistemas de control y vigilancia, pasando la Administración Sanitaria a ser el organismo que apruebe y supervise dichos sistemas.

  8. Desenvolvimento De Sistema Inteligente De Controle De Arranjo De Antenas Para Aplicação No Sistema Celpe

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    OLIVEIRA, Elias Marques Ferreira De

    2016-01-01

    Este trabalho de dissertação apresenta a concepção e implantação de um sistema controlador de arranjo de antenas capaz de integrar-se a uma rede de comunicação SCADA e direcionar o diagrama de radiação de um arranjo de antenas, garantindo melhor comunicação entre estação base e remota. É apresentado um circuito de RF capaz de realizar o controle automático das fases de alimentação de um arranjo de antenas composto por diversos dispositivos de RF, incluindo um defasador de 8 bits. São apresent...

  9. A função de controle nos sistemas integrados de manufatura

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    Flavio Cesar F Fernandes

    1991-06-01

    Full Text Available Faz-se uma proposição de vários conceitos atinentes ao gerenciamento da produção, muitos dos quais são válidos também para os Sistemas de Manufatura Convencional, mas que estão aqui colocados dentro do contexto dos Sistemas Integrados de Manufatura (SIMs, que são os sistemas desenvolvidos sob a filosofia de fabricação CIM ('Computer Integrated Manufacturing = Manufatura Integrada por Computador. Mostra-se que a integração depende basicamente da função controle.Manufacturing integration is reviewed and various concepts and definitions founded in literature are presented for conventional and automated manufacturing systems. The survey emphasizes information system management and control importance in order to improve manufacturing functions integration.

  10. Condiciones de monitoreo para sistema de control de motores de combustión interna

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    Elio Rafael Hidalgo-Batista

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presentan las insuficiencias existentes en el sistema de control de los motores de combustión interna pertenecientes a los grupos electrógenos, estas insuficiencias se determinaron luego de un análisis realizado al surgimiento de las fallas y a este sistema. Para la mejora del mismo se da a conocer un procedimiento que permite el seguimiento y procesamiento de las condiciones de monitoreo de estos equipos, el uso de este procedimiento ha permitido: definir los patrones de fallo de las tres variables (de ocho que se estudian que con mayor probabilidad se relacionan con el surgimiento de los fallos, mejorar el método comparativo y dos insuficiencias del sistema de control.

  11. UN NUEVO ENFOQUE DEL CONTROL POR MODO DESLIZANTE PARA SISTEMAS MULTIVARIABLES

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    Rafael Angel Orellana Prato

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta el diseño de un sistema de control por modo deslizante (SMCr basado en alimentación adelantada (feedforward aplicado a un sistema multivariable, sintonizado para especificaciones de la respuesta transitoria, usando modelos de primer orden más tiempo muerto (POMTM. Como caso de estudio se presenta el modelo multivariable de dos entradas y dos salidas de una columna de destilación Wood and Berry, la cual presenta un alto índice de interacción. Las pruebas demostraron que la estrategia de control propuesta mejora el desempeño de un sistema de control multivariable ante cambios en los valores de referencia y rechazo a las perturbaciones, sin embargo, el tiempo de establecimiento de las variables controladas aumenta producto de dinámica considerada en el desacoplamiento. Se comprobó que en sistemas con alta interacción las señales de control tienen cambios más suaves lo que indica menor desgaste en los elementos finales de control.

  12. Implementación de un sistema de control de acceso basado en reconomiento facial

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    Poveda, Martín; Merchán, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    "En este artículo se presentan aspectos de la implementación de un sistema de control de acceso basado en reconocimiento facial. El mismo verifica en tiempo real si las personas que entran a las instalaciones forman parte de la base de datos del personal que labora en las mismas. Las condiciones de operación de este sistema son no colaborativas. Es decir, los usuarios no se ubicarán en posiciones específicas para la adquisición de las imágenes. Para solventar las dificultades que esto pued...

  13. Sistema de comunicaciones para el control de una planta de biocombustible

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    SIGNES PALOP, JOSEP FELIP; Sempere Paya, Víctor Miguel; COLL LOZANO, CATERINA

    2012-01-01

    Tras el análisis exhaustivo de los protocolos más importantes, y con el objetivo de escalar la tecnología presente en la planta Perseo Bioethanol de Imecal, en la que se transforma la fracción orgánica de los residuos sólidos urbanos en un biocombustible líquido de segunda generación, para el diseño de un nuevo sistema de comunicaciones se escogió la tecnología Profinet. Signes Palop, JF.; Sempere Paya, VM.; Coll Lozano, C. (2012). Sistema de comunicaciones para el control d...

  14. Sistema automatizado para el control de las inversiones en las redes eléctricas.

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    Maylín Díaz Pardillo; María Ela Díaz Gómez; Orlando Brunet Arias

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo investigativo abarca las etapas de la automatización del proceso de control en la ejecución de las inversiones que se realizan en las redes del Sistema Electroenergético Nacional, integrado al Sistema Integral de Gestión de Redes de la Unión Eléctrica. Para el desarrollo de la aplicación se llevaron a cabo las etapas del proceso de desarrollo de software, según lo especifica el Proceso Unificado de Desarrollo (RUP), utilizándose como herramienta de modelado para el análisi...

  15. Sistema de controle de projetos: a utilização de uma contabilidade de projetos como sistema de controle financeiro

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    Matta, Marta Villares Ribeiro

    1982-01-01

    Esta dissertação baseia-se nas experiencias desenvolvidas em uma empresa privada nacional, e num extenso trabalho de pesquisa bibliográfica, no sentido de reforçar ou questionar suas principais proposições. A proposição de um sistema de controle financeiro de projetos, através de uma "contabilidade de projetos", analisando-se suas principais vantagens e restrições. São enfocados também outros aspectos referentes a elaboração de projetos, a sua gerência, as rotinas administrativas de controle ...

  16. Modelización de un sistema para control automático de temperatura y humedad relativa

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    Mantz, Ricardo J.; Tacconi, Eugenio J.

    1987-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se plantea un modelo matemático para un sistema de temperatura y humedad relativa en vista a investigar técnicas autoajustables para su control. Se plantean también una serie de consideraciones para la estimación de los parámetros del sistema a lazo cerrado.

  17. Vector Control Using Series Iron Loss Model of Induction, Motors and Power Loss Minimization

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    Kheldoun Aissa; Khodja Djalal Eddine

    2009-01-01

    The iron loss is a source of detuning in vector controlled induction motor drives if the classical rotor vector controller is used for decoupling. In fact, the field orientation will not be satisfied and the output torque will not truck the reference torque mostly used by Loss Model Controllers (LMCs). In addition, this component of loss, among others, may be excessive if the vector controlled induction motor is driving light loads. In this paper, the series iron loss model ...

  18. MÓDULO CONDUCTUAL INMERSO EN UNA ARQUITECTURA DE CONTROL PARA SISTEMAS MULTI-ROBOTS

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    Ángel Eduardo Gil Pérez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo describe el diseño de un módulo conductual para robots de propósito general, implementado en el marco de una arquitectura de control para sistemas multi-robots.El mismo está estructurado en cuatro capas: reactiva, cognitiva, social, y una capa transversal que gestiona un conjunto de emociones básicas, que afectan de forma directael comportamiento del robot y su disposición hacia la ejecución de las tareas y hacia la interrelación con los otros individuos del sistema (es decir, a las otras capas. El objetivo de la arquitectura es brindar una plataforma que facilite los procesos de auto-organización y emergencia del sistema.Se propone un modelo emocional, que toma en consideración cuatro emociones básicas y un estado neutro; esto con el fin de dotar a los robots de un factor adicional que influya en su funcionamiento, que puede ser determinante cuando estos enfrentan situaciones donde la incertidumbre se hace presente. De esta forma, se busca mejorar su proceso de toma de decisión y su adaptación a las dinámicas presentes en el entorno, en particular analizando la influencia de las emociones en sistemas de este tipo.

  19. Estudio de un sistema RFID para el control de inventarios y seguridad de libros en bibliotecas

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    Marlón Altamirano

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available El estudio del sistema Identificación por radiofrecuencia (RFID en bibliotecas da a conocer los aspectos técnicos y el funcionamiento de la tecnología, para lo cual se analizó y realizó los estudios necesarios para determinar la factibilidad  de este sistema en los establecimientos bibliotecarios, con esto facilitar la gestión bibliotecaria, además de evitar la constante pérdida de los textos. Se detalla los principales usos, ventajas y desventajas que se tiene en este sistema, además de mostrar las características técnicas que deben de tener los equipos RFID. Abstract   The study system Radio Frequency Identification (RFID in libraries disclosed the technical aspects and operation of the technology, which was analyzed and conducted the necessary studies to determine the feasibility of this system in library facilities, with this easy library management , and avoid the constant loss of texts. the main uses , advantages and disadvantages have in this system , besides the technical features that must have detailed the RFID equipment .

  20. CONTROL ROBUSTO DE UN SISTEMA MECÁNICO SIMPLE MEDIANTE UNA HERRAMIENTA GRAFICA

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    LUINI HURTADO CORTÉS

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available en este artículo se presenta el diseño de un controlador robusto para un sistema masaresorteamortiguador . Con el fin de realizar un diseño simple, se tomó en cuenta únicamente la incertidumbre en los parámetros de la planta. Los cálculos del problema se realizaron con una interfaz gráfica desarrollada para el diseño de controladores robustos, disponible para la Toolbox de Control Robusto de Matlab Ò . Se pretende que este ejercicio sirva como tutorial de introducción al análisis y diseño de sistemas de control robusto mediante el uso de la interfaz gráfica.

  1. NFC Aplicado a Sistemas de Controle de Entrada em Eventos

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    Tomaszewski, Jairo Rodrigo; Formolo, Daniel

    2017-01-01

    This paper discusses current initiatives using NFC technology as substitute of tickets. The objective of this work is to propose a simple and feasible system to control the entering in events, using NFC technology present in smartphones, and evaluate the acceptance of such systems by people. The

  2. DESENVOLVIMENTO DE UM PROGRAMA ABERTO DE ENSINO DE SISTEMAS DE CONTROLE

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    Ricardo Andrade Cava

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os resultados produzidos no desenvolvimento de um Programa Aberto de Ensino de Sistemas de Controle (PAESC a ser utilizado como ferramenta auxiliar nas atividades de ensino da disciplina de Sistemas de Controle. Essa disciplina é parte integrante de vários currículos em cursos de engenharia e possui uma característica multidisciplinar, envolvendo, dentre outros, conteúdos de Cálculo, Física, Circuitos Elétricos, Mecanismos, dificultando o aprendizado dos alunos. Com o objetivo primordial de suprir essa dificuldade, o Programa Aberto de Ensino de Sistemas de Controle está sendo desenvolvido no sentido de proporcionar uma ferramenta tecnológica, disponível pela Web, para auxiliar o aprendizado dos futuros engenheiros. Para tanto, apresenta gráficos, animações e permite a interação. A ferramenta está sendo construída em linguagem Java, e os códigos produzidos são abertos, de modo a permitir que possam ser enviadas contribuições às simulações desenvolvidas.

  3. Sistemas de Control en el Transporte de productos Perecederos

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    Ruiz García, Luis; Barreiro Elorza, Pilar; Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita

    2009-01-01

    Los productos alimentarios perecederos tales como hortalizas, frutas, carne o pescado requieren transporte refrigerado. El control de la calidad y supervisión de los productos durante su transporte y distribución es de gran importancia, siendo el mayor reto asegurar una cadena de frio continua desde el productor hasta el consumidor. Entre las diferentes tecnologías que se pueden utilizar para monitorizar, destacan las tecnologías de sensórica inalámbrica que pueden ser de dos tipos: RFID...

  4. Predicting Loss-of-Control Boundaries Toward a Piloting Aid

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    Barlow, Jonathan; Stepanyan, Vahram; Krishnakumar, Kalmanje

    2012-01-01

    This work presents an approach to predicting loss-of-control with the goal of providing the pilot a decision aid focused on maintaining the pilot's control action within predicted loss-of-control boundaries. The predictive architecture combines quantitative loss-of-control boundaries, a data-based predictive control boundary estimation algorithm and an adaptive prediction method to estimate Markov model parameters in real-time. The data-based loss-of-control boundary estimation algorithm estimates the boundary of a safe set of control inputs that will keep the aircraft within the loss-of-control boundaries for a specified time horizon. The adaptive prediction model generates estimates of the system Markov Parameters, which are used by the data-based loss-of-control boundary estimation algorithm. The combined algorithm is applied to a nonlinear generic transport aircraft to illustrate the features of the architecture.

  5. Aplicación de técnicas de control robusto QFT a sistemas navales

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    R. Muñoz-Mansilla

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se realiza un análisis de diferentes metodologías de control robusto basadas en la técnica denominada Teoría de la Realimentación Cuantitativa, QFT (Quantitative Feedback Theory para resolver diferentes problemáticas que surgen en los sistemas de control marinos. En concreto se estudia el posicionamiento dinámico de una plataforma marina fondeada, la estabilización de un buque de alta velocidad, y el seguimiento de referencia para un aerodeslizador. Estos problemas de control presentan grandes retos de diseño, dado que son sistemas no lineales, multivariables, subactuados y con grandes perturbaciones. Los diferentes tipos de diseño QFT obtenidos consiguen una implementación robusta con prevención de acoplamientos, reducción de perturbaciones ambientales, respuestas rápidas y precisión en el seguimiento, que demuestran finalmente que es una alternativa práctica y eficaz para la solución de problemas de control en vehículos navales Abstract: In this work an analysis of the application of the Quantitative Feedback Theory (QFT technique to different marine systems is presented. Specifically, the problems of dynamic positioning of a moored platform, stabilization of a fast ferry and the tracking control of a hovercraft are studied. This control problem presents interesting questions to deal with, since the plants are non-linear, multivariable, underactuated and subject to large disturbances due to waves.Three multivariable nonlinear problems are solved using different sequential procedures. It is shown that the QFT controllers synthesis achieve robust performance, decoupling, environment disturbance reduction, quick answers and tracking precision. Therefore, it is shown that robust techniques based on QFT methodologies result feasible and very suitable, constituting an attractive alternative for robust design of marine vehicles. Palabras clave: Control robusto, sistema no lineal, vehículo subactuado

  6. Sistema heterárquico de control basado en agentes para sistemas de fabricación: la nueva metodología proha

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    Andrés García Higuera

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los nuevos métodos de control altamente distribuido para sistemas complejos han generado una serie de nuevas filosofías entre las que destacan las que utilizan tipos distintos de agentes para diferentes niveles conceptuales y de gestión (MAS. Pero estas arquitecturas basadas en la negociación entre sistemas independientes tienen el inconveniente de una excesiva dependencia en la calidad de la información. Si algún agente dispone de más información, la negociación estará viciada. Actualmente han aparecido nuevas tecnologías capaces de resolver este problema, un ejemplo de esto lo constituye la tecnología Auto-ID/EPC. Esta tecnología está siendo rápidamente adoptada por la industria para aplicaciones en logística; pero una vez que estos sistemas se encuentran disponibles en una instalación, el control de la fabricación puede beneficiarse tan profundamente de ellos que los MAS están llamados a convertirse en soluciones factibles capaces de aumentar la flexibilidad y la capacidad de los entornos productivos. Este artículo presenta una metodología para el control negociado en sistemas altamente distribuidos, que utiliza tecnología RFID para garantizar una adecuada disponibilidad de la información. Palabras clave: Fabricación, Control Distribuido, Agentes, RFID-IMS

  7. Comercialización del sistema control de errores y versiones de software

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    Vargas Caicedo, Hilda Elisa; Rodriguez Loor, Carol Vanessa; Gaibor, Gustavo

    2009-01-01

    El principal objetivo es proveer soluciones en el ámbito de tecnología de información a las necesidades de las empresas para lograr una eficiente administración de los procesos, apoyados en la innovación y optimización continua. Nuestra propuesta, será enfocada a ofrecer un sistema que combina las funciones de control de errores, helpdesk y control de versiones de software a un buen precio. Se indicarán aspectos como las estrategias de venta, de promoción, ingresos y egresos. Aparte de l...

  8. Um sistema de controle estatístico de qualidade em chapas de madeira aglomerada

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    Imbiriba, Pedro Paulo de Lalor

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho adaptou um sistema de controle estatístico de qualidade, como modelo, em uma fábrica nacional de chapas de madeira aglomerada, objetivando: 1. Calcular as tolerâncias de controle de qualidade determinadas pelas variabilidades do processo; 2. Compará-las com as que estão em uso; 3. Determinar o nível de qualidade das chapas. Com este propósito, durante o ano de 1976, foram coletadas amostras de chapas tipo standard, de 15 mm de espessura das três linhas de produção. Inici...

  9. Modelo de control y vigilancia en sanidad ambiental basados en sistemas de autocontrol

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    Loreto Santa Marina Rodríguez; Elena Serrano Ibarbia

    2006-01-01

    En el ámbito ambiental el control de los riesgos para la salud está experimentando cambios importantes en lo referente a su concepción y a la forma de gestión de los mismos desde lo servicios de salud pública. Tradicionalmente la Administración Sanitaria ha asumido el papel de garante de las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de las instalaciones, estableciendo sistemas de control y vigilancia. La tendencia actual es que sean los responsables directos de las instalaciones los que valoren los ri...

  10. Sistema automatizado para el control de las inversiones en las redes eléctricas.

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    Maylín Díaz Pardillo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo investigativo abarca las etapas de la automatización del proceso de control en la ejecución de las inversiones que se realizan en las redes del Sistema Electroenergético Nacional, integrado al Sistema Integral de Gestión de Redes de la Unión Eléctrica. Para el desarrollo de la aplicación se llevaron a cabo las etapas del proceso de desarrollo de software, según lo especifica el Proceso Unificado de Desarrollo (RUP, utilizándose como herramienta de modelado para el análisis y diseño: el Enterprise Architect. El software se implementó en Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 el cual incluye facilidades de desarrollo para aplicaciones Desktop con un diseño de interfaz adecuado a los requerimientos del cliente, se utilizó Object Pascal como lenguaje de programación lo que permitió un código eficiente y para la persistencia de la información se utilizó como Sistema Gestor de Base de Datos: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

  11. Sistema de control de acceso e interbloqueo para el Centro de Inmunología Molecular

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    Marcel Pedreira Marcel

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se muestra el diseño y desarrollo de un sistema de control de acceso e interbloqueo en el Centro de Inmunología Molecular debido a que los sistemas comerciales de este tipo instalados en dicho centro no cumplen todas las necesidades. El sistema propuesto consta de dos tarjetas electrónicas: el controlador de puertas y el controlador de interbloqueo, ambas fueron desarrolladas a base de microcontrolador PIC de Microchip programados usando el compilador PCW de CCS. Estas tarjetas son capaces de comunicarse con dispositivos de lectura de código de barras, proximidad, biométricos o cualquier otro que transmita por protocolo Wiegand. Además deben ser configuradas para que operen de manera deseada, para ello fue desarrollada una aplicación software de parametrización utilizando Qt como framework, e implementando prácticas eficientes de ingeniería de software. Esta aplicación se comunica con los controladores vía RS232 con protocolo Modbus.

  12. Domogis: prototipo de un interfaz del sistema de control de un edificio integrado en un SIG

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    Álvarez, M.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with of a the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS for domotic control. The foccus is put on the communication interface between the building control system (BCS integrated in a GIS. For get this aim, the GIS of the Montegancedo Campus where is located the Facultad de infomatica of UPM and the creation of an interface is needed. The implemented interface in Microsoft C# language allows the control, monotorizing and management of the sensors data installated in the Campus.

    Este trabajo trata de la utilización de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG en uno de las nuevos requerimientos de la arquitectura, el control domótico. El objetivo es el desarrollo de un interfaz de comunicación del Sistema de Control de un Edificio (SCE integrado en un SIG. La consecución de este objetivo implica previamente el desarrollo del SIG del Campus de Montegancedo sede de la Facultad de Informática de la UPM y la creación de un interfaz integrado en el SIG, desarrollado en lenguaje de programacion C# de Microsoft. Este interfaz dirige al usuario en la realización de ciertas tareas de control domótico de las instalaciones urbanas y edificios del Campus universitario, como evaluar, monotorizar y gestionar datos procedentes de sensores estratégicamente situados en dicho Campus.

  13. H-Infinity Control Design Considering Packet Loss as a Disturbance for Networked Control Systems

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    OGURA, Takashi; KOBAYASHI, Kentaro; OKADA, Hiraku; KATAYAMA, Masaaki

    2017-01-01

    This paper studies H∞ control for networked control systems with packet loss. In networked control systems, packet loss is one of major weakness because the control performance deteriorates due to packet loss. H∞ control, which is one of robust control, can design a controller to reduce the influence of disturbances acting on the controlled object. This paper proposes an H∞ control design that considers packet loss as a disturbance. Numerical examples show that the proposed H∞ control design ...

  14. USO DE LABVIEW PARA SISTEMAS DE CONTROL EN INGENIERÍA QUÍMICA

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    MARÍA PAULA GÓMEZ QUINTERO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se implementó un sistema de control para una planta multipropósito el cual consta de control de nivel, control de temperatura y control de presión. Se desarrolló una interfaz en LabView 9.1 para una mejor visualización de la operación y se comprobó la correcta interacción de la interfaz con la planta, consiguiendo llegar a los valores del set-point con un margen de error de hasta un 5%. Además, se realizó una simulación en Simulink de MATLAB para el lazo de control de temperatura encontrando una alta concordancia entre los datos experimentales y la simulación.

  15. Research, development and technological innovation of wind turbine control systems; Investigacion, desarrollo e innovacion tecnologica de sistemas de control de aerogeneradores

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    Garduno Ramirez, Raul; Rodriguez Martinez, Arnulfo Antelmo; Sanchez Parra, Marino; Martinez Morales, Miguel Angel; Hernandez Cuellar, Maria Aurora; Alcaide Godinez, Indira Xochiquetzal; Re Lopez, Victor Genaro; Hernandez Gonzalez, Roberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2012-07-01

    Control systems constitute the brain and the nervous system of modern machines, such as wind turbine generators (TGE by its acronym in Spanish). TGEs can work efficiently, safely and almost autonomously, thanks to the control systems with which they are equipped. Conversely, any malfunctioning of the control system may cause failure or damage of a component, a subsystem or even destruction of the TGE itself. This paper introduces some basic facts about generation of electric power from wind energy in the world and Mexico, wind turbogenerators and their most relevant technologies, TGE control systems, and R and TD+I about TGE control systems performed at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas. [Spanish] Los sistemas de control constituyen el cerebro y el sistema nervioso de las maquinas modernas, como aerogeneradores (AG). Los AG pueden trabajar eficiente, segura y casi autonomamente, gracias a los sistemas de control con los que estan equipados. De manera inversa, cualquier mal funcionamiento del sistema de control puede provocar falla o dano de un componente, subsistema o incluso la destruccion del propio AG. Este documento introduce algunos hechos basicos en torno a la generacion de energia electrica a partir de energia eolica en el mundo y Mexico, los aerogeneradores y sus tecnologias mas importantes, sistemas de control de AG e I+DT alrededor de los sistemas de control de AG realizados en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas.

  16. 76 FR 22336 - Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses

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    ... intercompany loss when B recognizes a corresponding gain. For example, if S sells 30 percent of T's stock to B... occurrence of either of two events. The deferred loss is taken into account to the extent of any... Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of...

  17. Uso de sistemas de control de versiones en el seguimiento continuo del trabajo del alumno

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    Riesco Albizu, Miguel; Díaz Fondón, M. Ángeles

    2010-01-01

    El seguimiento continuo del trabajo del alumno suele ser complicado cuando se trata prácticas de desarrollo de software. Además de ser tedioso y de difícil realización, puede ser una tarea considerablemente larga cuando el número de alumnos es elevado. En este trabajo se propone una combinación de técnicas, basadas en la utilización de un sistema de control de versiones, para hacer posible este seguimiento incluso con un número alto de alumnos. Peer Reviewed...

  18. Creación de un sistema de control de rotores mediante Python

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    Góngora García, Samuel

    2014-01-01

    En este proyecto final de carrera abordaremos la creación de un sistema de control de rotores destinados al seguimiento de satélites, en un principio, de órbita baja. La placa de desarrollo utilizada en este proyecto será una Raspberry Pi. Como podremos ir comprobando con la lectura de esta memoria la utilización de elementos de hardware y software libres será un pilar de este proyecto. La continua aparición de hardware para prototipado, y la gran comunidad de desarrolladore...

  19. Control inteligente de sistemas e iluminación en edificios

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    Huamán Rojas, Jezzy James

    2017-01-01

    La tesis desarrolla un controlador adaptativo para el control inteligente de la iluminación en cualquier ambiente, esto considera edificios, casas, oficinas, entre otros. Se presentan dos opciones de controlador y, para considerarlo un sistema inteligente, este se adapta al usuario haciendo uso de la tecnología de aprendizaje automático y regulable. Redes neuronales artificiales y árboles de decisión se emplean para adecuar la iluminación sin dejar de cumplir las normas que se establecen por ...

  20. Observation and control system of the thermohydraulic assays laboratory; Sistema de observacion y control del laboratorio de ensayos termohidraulicos

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    Santome, D; Hualde, R

    1991-12-31

    The Thermohydraulic Assays Laboratory (L.E.T.) is an installation whose purpose will be the components testing and the CAREM-25 reactor thermohydraulic processes operation dynamics. This plant is located at Pilcaniyeu, province of Rio Negro. Part of the tests which will be carried out consist in the use of different control strategies. The control of the systems by digital processors (control by software) has been decided to proceed with a maximum flexibility and capacity to make changes in the algorithms. This work describes the design and implementation of a digital control system to command the three circuits of the installation. (Author). [Espanol] El Laboratorio de Ensayos Termohidraulicos (L.E.T.) es una instalacion cuyo objeto sera el ensayo de componentes y de la dinamica de operacion de los procesos termohidraulicos del reactor CAREM-25. Esta planta esta localizada en Pilcaniyeu, provincia de Rio Negro. Parte de las pruebas que se efectuaran en el L.E.T. consisten en el empleo de distintas estrategias de control. Para disponer de una maxima flexibilidad y capacidad de efectuar cambios en los algoritmos, se decidio realizar el control de los sistemas por medio de procesadores digitales (control por software). Este trabajo consistio en el diseno e implementacion de un sistema de control digital distribuido para el comando de los tres circuitos con que cuenta la instalacion. (Autor).

  1. Control system for solar tracking based on artificial vision; Sistema de control para seguimiento solar basado en vision artificial

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    Pacheco Ramirez, Jesus Horacio; Anaya Perez, Maria Elena; Benitez Baltazar, Victor Hugo [Universidad de onora, Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)]. E-mail: jpacheco@industrial.uson.mx; meanaya@industrial.uson.mx; vbenitez@industrial.uson.mx

    2010-11-15

    This work shows how artificial vision feedback can be applied to control systems. The control is applied to a solar panel in order to track the sun position. The algorithms to calculate the position of the sun and the image processing are developed in LabView. The responses obtained from the control show that it is possible to use vision for a control scheme in closed loop. [Spanish] El presente trabajo muestra la manera en la cual un sistema de control puede ser retroalimentado mediante vision artificial. El control es aplicado en un panel solar para realizar el seguimiento del sol a lo largo del dia. Los algoritmos para calcular la posicion del sol y para el tratamiento de la imagen fueron desarrollados en LabView. Las respuestas obtenidas del control muestran que es posible utilizar vision para un esquema de control en lazo cerrado.

  2. Una propuesta para la arquitectura informática del sistema de control de un edificio

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    Triviño Barros, Gracián

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, in order to perform the optimal installations automatic control, buildings structure incorporates a new kind of computers which are different from the desk computers dedicated to user’s personal tasks.These computers spread in the form of a network that is overlapped with the building structure in such a way that soon we shall speak about the computer omnipresence in the building.The building control system is considered in this paper as an intelligent agent. This means a control system provided with sensors and actuators to interact with its environment. This control system must develop its activity in order to get autonomously the programmed goals. A generic control building architecture is presented as a step towards the systematic development of control building systems.A project for the development of a software tool is also presented. This tool intends to support and make easy the programming of such kind of control systems. This project is been developed in the Department of Photonic Technology at Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.La necesidad de realizar un control automático óptimo de las instalaciones de un edificio ha provocado que un nuevo tipo de ordenadores, diferentes de los ordenadores de sobremesa que utilizan personalmente los habitantes del edificio, entren a formar parte de la arquitectura del propio edificio.Estos ordenadores se van extendiendo en forma de una red imbricada con la propia estructura del edificio de tal manera que pronto podremos hablar de la omnipresencia del ordenador en el edificio.En este trabajo se plantea el sistema de control del edificio como un agente inteligente, como un sistema que dotado de sensores para percibir su entorno, y de medios de actuación para modificarlo, realiza permanentemente ciertas operaciones de procesamiento de información y acciones sobre el propio edificio persiguiendo de manera autónoma alcanzar los objetivos para los que ha sido diseñado.Como un paso

  3. Control Basado en Eventos de Sistemas de Primer Orden Con Retardo

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    Ángel Ruiz

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La teoría de control PID en su vertiente discreta, apoyándose en una gestión periódica de los muestreos (eventos planificados en tiempo se considera un área madura dentro del paradigma del control automático. Por el contrario, la planificación por eventos deriva, casi inevitablemente, en muestreos asíncronos planteando, problemas adicionales que necesitan ser caracterizados y estudiados. Bajo este escenario, aspectos como la sintonía de los controladores y las condiciones para la estabilidad global o la ausencia de ciclos límite siguen siendo temas que todavía están lejos de ser completamente resueltos. Con el trabajo actual se presenta un nuevo esquema de muestreo y control basado en eventos para sistemas de primer orden con retardo para el que se han analizado los aspectos anteriores. El esquema se basa en el Predictor de Smith para la compensación de los retardos, y en el algoritmo de muestreo SSOD (Symmetric Send- On-Delta para la generación de los eventos. En base a este esquema, se desarrolla el análisis de estabilidad y se propone una metodología de sintonía con una interpretación intuitiva y eficaz. Abstract: PID control theory based on periodic managing of samples has become a well-known area in automatic control. Asynchronous sampling inherent to event-based scheduling causes non-linear dynamics. Under this situation, complex problems arise that must be studied. Issues such as controller tuning, conditions for global stability and the absence of limit cycles are topics that are far from being fully solved yet. In this work, a new event-based scheme of sampling and control for FOPTD processes is presented. The scheme is based on the Smith Predictor structure for delay compensation and the SSOD (Symmetric-Send-On- Delta scheme for events generation. By means of the proposed scheme, a stability analysis is addressed and a simple tuning methodology with effective interpretation is proposed. Palabras clave

  4. Supervisory fussy control for an electric generating hybrid system; Control supervisorio difuso para un sistema hibrido de generacion electrica

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    Lagunas Mendoza, Javier

    2004-11-15

    the fuzzy supervisory controller were compared with a conventional controller. The results shows that the supervisory controller fulfills the three main objectives of the system operation: I) to reduce the fuel consumption of the back-up system, II) to reduce the depth of the discharge of the battery bank, and III) to keep fully charged the battery bank as much as possible in order to make a better use of the available free renewable energy sources. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un controlador supervisorio difuso para un sistema hibrido de generacion electrica (SHGE). En este trabajo se definio la configuracion y los elementos que componen el SHGE a utilizar, producto de la revision de configuraciones de sistemas hibridos propuestas actualmente. La configuracion del SHGE incluye: arreglos fotovoltaicos y aerogeneradores como fuentes de generacion renovable, una maquina de combustion interna como sistema de respaldo, un banco de baterias como medio de almacenamiento de energia, cargas electricas en corriente alterna y un inversor CD/CA para poder alimentarlas. Tambien a partir de la configuracion propuesta se buscaron y seleccionaron los modelos matematicos de los diferentes elementos del sistema. Se llevo a cabo la validacion de los modelos a traves de la comparacion de la salida contra datos reales obtenidos en un SHGE instalado en Pachuca. Con los modelos se llevo a cabo el desarrollo de un programa de simulacion para un SHGE en Matlab. Se determino la funcion principal del controlador supervisorio dentro del SHGE. La funcion es satisfacer el o los objetivos de operacion del sistema. La filosofia de operacion del controlador supervisorio se definio a partir de la configuracion electrica propuesta y de los objetivos de operacion del sistema. Por lo que respecta al desarrollo del controlador supervisorio, se llevo a cabo una revision de los controladores supervisorios actuales que utilizan alguna tecnica de control inteligente. A partir de

  5. Vigilancia y Control en el Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud (SGSSS

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    Gabriel Carrasquilla

    2004-03-01

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    En nombre de la Academia Nacional de Medicina quiero agradecer la invitación a participar en este importante foro de discusión sobre un aspecto especialmente relevante del Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud. La Academia se ha caracterizado, en especial en los últimos años, por haber tenido una posición crítica pero constructiva frente al desarrollo del Sistema, pero también se ha destacado por su capacidad de convocatoria y ha abierto sus puertas para que se discuta de manera abierta, se genere la controversia y se planteen soluciones a los principales problemas del SGSSS.

    Por todo ello, la Academia mira con optimismo y espera con certeza que los resultados de este foro redunden en beneficio de la salud de los colombianos que es, en última instancia, el verdadero objetivo de un Sistema de Salud con un adecuado componente de vigilancia y control (V y C. Quizá uno de los aspectos mas relevantes que señala la Academia de Medicina en la concepción de la vigilancia y control del SGSSS es la de que se ha orientado a hacerlo desde la perspectiva de la salud como un concepto de mercado, vigilando que se cumplan sus leyes como lo hacen en las transacciones de mercado y la misma academia ya se ha manifestado, con suficiente claridad y universalmente, que la salud no cumple, no puede cumplir con esos principios. Por ello creemos que, desde sus comienzos, el componente de vigilancia y control se ha orientado erróneamente porque ha olvidado el objetivo verdadero de un Sistema de Salud que es, precisamente, la salud de la población

    La Medicina como Profesión y como Ciencia:

    Consistentemente la Academia de Medicina ha manifestado su preocupación porque en el actual SGSSS se ha perdido la concepción de la medicina como profesión y como ciencia. La salud de la población depende, en buena parte, de la idoneidad del profesional y de su capacidad para prevenir, para curar y para rehabilitar. No

  6. Controle pela carga de trabalho de um sistema flexível de manufatura

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    Daniel Battaglia

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo foi calcular tempos de atravessamento e inventário médios em um sistema de manufatura flexível, que atende muitas ordens, de tamanho e mix variado. Foi aplicado o workload control (controle por carga de trabalho para o cálculo da situação atual, e simulação computacional (software ProModel para avaliar duas situação alternativas: aumento na demanda e redução na demanda. O método de pesquisa foi a modelagem quantitativa. Os resultados apontam que atualmente há excesso de inventário, provocado por desequilíbrio entre demanda e entrega da manufatura, o que é típico em sistemas de filas. Seria necessário sincronizar melhor entradas e saídas. Os cenários simulados apontam que a manufatura não suporta aumento de carga, crescendo continuamente o inventário, até a operação tornar-se inviável. Para estabilidade do inventário, seria necessário reduzir a demanda, se for mantido o atual regime de trabalho, com entradas aleatórias e independentes.

  7. 76 FR 31543 - Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses; Hearing

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG-118761-09] RIN 1545-BI92 Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses; Hearing AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION... deferred losses on the sale or exchange of property between members of a controlled group. DATES: The...

  8. 76 FR 30052 - Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses; Correction

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG-118761-09] RIN 1545-BI92 Controlled Groups; Deferral of Losses; Correction AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION... deferred losses on the sale or exchange of property between members of a controlled group. FOR FURTHER...

  9. Control Difuso con Estimador de Estados para Sistemas de Páncreas Artificial

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    Rodrigo González

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se propone la utilización de un controlador difuso sobre un modelo de estados mínimos con el fin de alcanzar un control de infusión de insulina continuo y eficiente en pacientes con T1DM. El sistema se apoya con un Filtro Extendido de Kalman para suplir las deficiencias de los dispositivos físicos actuales y estimar insulina remanente en el organismo con el fin de predecir su comportamiento futuro. El controlador sintonizado logra una respuesta restringida entre [80, 140] mgdl, con una media de 117, 6 mgdl y desviación estándar de 11, 3 mgdl sobre un conjunto de 365 realizaciones de 24 horas de control con 4 ingestas diarias. Estos resultados muestran que es posible diseñar controladores de baja complejidad que son fácilmente sintonizables por usuarios experimentados o médicos, con un nuevo enfoque de revisión en lazo cerrado. Además, la combinación de técnicas heurísticas con aquellas basadas en modelos permite sintentizar un controlador robusto frente al contexto real de aplicación y, también, administrar en forma eficiente el gasto de insulina. Aún así, la aplicacioón de un sistema completamente automatizado en un ser humano requerirá modelos de mayor dimensión para ajustarse a diferentes situaciones, un controlador de alta robustez y amplia adaptabilidad al organismo de cada paciente y su rutina de ingestas. Abstract: A fuzzy controller for a minimal states model is proposed to achieve a continuous and effcient insulin infusion in patients with Type 1 Diabetes. An Extended Kalman Filter is also applied to supply the deficiencies of the current glucose sensor technologies and estimate residual insulin in the system to predict future behavior. The controller is tuned manually and iteratively, and achieves closed-loop responses of glycemia constrained between [80,140] (mgdl, with a mean of 117, 6 (mgdl and a standard deviation of 11, 3 (mgdl over a whole year ensemble of 24-hour system responses with 4 meal intakes

  10. Sistema integral para el diseño e implementación de control asistido por computadora

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    David L. Leal

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un sistema de adquisición de datos y control altamente interactivo, de bajo costo, y basado en un computador personal. El sistema está constituido por un hardware basado en un microcontrolador y un software basado en estándares abiertos. El software utiliza programación de diagramas de bloques como base para el diseño teórico e implementación de un sistema de control, con la finalidad de hacer que la programación sea sencilla y rápida. Una característica importante del sistema es la capacidad de ejecutar control embebido sin la intervención del computador personal, lo cual permite control en tiempo real. Adicionalmente, tiene capacidad de ampliación para crear un sistema de monitoreo y control distribuido por medio del Bus CAN, como interfaz de comunicación. En este trabajo también se expone la implementación del sistema desarrollado en diferentes plantas. Abstract: In this paper, the development of a highly interactive, low-cost, and personal computer based data acquisition and control system is presented. The system includes an embedded microcontroller based hardware and an open-standards software. The software uses block diagram programming as the base for the theoretical design and implementation of the control system, which makes the programming simple and fast. An important feature of this system is that it can execute an embedded control without the personal computer intervention, which facilitates the implementation of real-time control. Additionally, the system has the capacity to expand in order to create a distributed monitoring and control system by using a CAN bus as a communication interface. It is also shown in this paper the implementation of the developed system in different plants. Palabras clave: Entornos de experimentación, Sistemas embebidos o empotrados, Microcontroladores, Sistemas de tiempo real., Keywords: Experimentation environments, embedded or

  11. Concordância do sistema de pontos para controle de colesterol e gordura no sangue

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    Nacif Marcia de Araujo Leite

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a compreensão do sistema de pontos para controle de colesterol e gordura no sangue, como instrumento de intervenção dietética para pacientes hipercolesterolêmicos. MÉTODOS: Estudados 153 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, com idades entre 20 e 65 anos, atendidos em um hospital e uma unidade básica de saúde, divididos em três grupos: hipercolesterolêmicos; sem diagnóstico de hipercolesterolemia e profissionais da área de saúde. Aplicado recordatório de 24h em cada indivíduo, que fazia a pontuação de índice de colesterol e gordura saturada de sua dieta, consultando o sistema de pontos, e a pesquisadora confirmava os cálculos de cada participante, sendo esta considerada o padrão de referência. O entendimento do sistema foi avaliado pela comparação entre a medida de referência e os dados obtidos pelos entrevistados, utilizando-se o coeficiente de correlação intraclasse. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes sem diagnóstico obtiveram alta correlação em todas as refeições. O café da manhã, a merenda e a ceia foram as refeições que obtiveram maior correlação (r=1. Nos hipercolesterolêmicos, a ceia foi a refeição que mais concordou com a pontuação de referência (r=1 e quanto aos profissionais de saúde obteve-se coeficiente de correlação de 1 em todas as refeições, exceto o almoço (r=0,99. CONCLUSÃO: O sistema de pontos mostrou-se rápido, simples e fácil de ser compreendido e aceito pela população estudada.

  12. Coherent active polarization control without loss

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    Ye, Yuqian; Hay, Darrick; Shi, Zhimin

    2017-11-01

    We propose a lossless active polarization control mechanism utilizing an anisotropic dielectric medium with two coherent inputs. Using scattering matrix analysis, we derive analytically the required optical properties of the anisotropic medium that can behave as a switchable polarizing beam splitter. We also show that such a designed anisotropic medium can produce linearly polarized light at any azimuthal direction through coherent control of two inputs with a specific polarization state. Furthermore, we present a straightforward design-on-demand procedure of a subwavelength-thick metastructure that can possess the desired optical anisotropy at a flexible working wavelength. Our lossless coherent polarization control technique may lead to fast, broadband and integrated polarization control elements for applications in imaging, spectroscopy, and telecommunication.

  13. Coherent active polarization control without loss

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    Yuqian Ye

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available We propose a lossless active polarization control mechanism utilizing an anisotropic dielectric medium with two coherent inputs. Using scattering matrix analysis, we derive analytically the required optical properties of the anisotropic medium that can behave as a switchable polarizing beam splitter. We also show that such a designed anisotropic medium can produce linearly polarized light at any azimuthal direction through coherent control of two inputs with a specific polarization state. Furthermore, we present a straightforward design-on-demand procedure of a subwavelength-thick metastructure that can possess the desired optical anisotropy at a flexible working wavelength. Our lossless coherent polarization control technique may lead to fast, broadband and integrated polarization control elements for applications in imaging, spectroscopy, and telecommunication.

  14. SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE UN MANIPULADOR MECÁNICO POR DETECCIÓN DE VOZ

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    Javier Darío Barrios Cárdenas

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el diseño e implementación del sistema de control de un manipulador mecánico por detección de voz, para la asistencia a discapacitados. Está conformado por un circuito de reconocimiento de voz que convierte las palabras en datos binarios que se guardan en una memoria RAM y al mismo tiempo se procesan por medio de un microcontrolador para que puedan ser visualizados en una pantalla LCD y enviados a través de un cable de datos al circuito de control de un manipulador mecánico quien ejecuta las órdenes producto del reconocimiento.

  15. Programación y Control de Sistemas de Fabricación Flexibles: un Enfoque Holónico

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    J.A. Araúzo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los sistemas de fabricación holónicos constituyen un nuevo paradigma de producción. Incluidos dentro de las metodologías distribuidas, proponen nuevos esquemas de gestión de la fabricación que combinan auto-organización, jerarquías dinámicas y relaciones horizontales. Este enfoque es más cercano a la naturaleza de los sistemas de fabricación que las aproximaciones clásicas, centralizadas o estrictamente jerárquicas y permiten modelar los sistemas productivos de forma más realista, facilitando la implementación de sistemas más flexibles, escalables y robustos. En este artículo proponemos un sistema de programación y control para sistemas de fabricación flexibles desarrollado según el paradigma holónico. El sistema se basa en una nueva arquitectura que integra dos niveles de decisión: uno de programación basado en subastas, donde cada holón realiza su propio programa local; y otro de lanzamiento y control, a través del cual se coordinan las actividades de los holones. A diferencia de otros trabajos, donde los programas locales son integrados en un programa global que centraliza el sistema, en el sistema propuesto no ocurre así. Es el mecanismo de lanzamiento y control el que integra los programas locales. Además, el prototipo desarrollado puede funcionar con diferentes grados de descentralización, lo que permite valorar las ventajas que proporciona nuestra aproximación mediante simulación. Abstract: Holonic Manufacturing Systems are a new manufacturing paradigm. They are included into distributed methodologies and propose new manufacturing management schemes that combine self-organization, dynamic hierarchies and horizontal relationships. This approach is closer to manufacturing system nature than centralized or strictly traditional hierarchical approaches. It allows modeling manufacturing systems in a more realistic way. So, it make easier to implement more flexible, scalable, responsiveness, reconfigurable

  16. Sistema de supervisión y control para los enfriadores de placas y los tanques de contactos.

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    Eliecer Méndez Méndez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la sustitución del equipamiento obsoleto de automatización de las áreas de Enfriadores de Placas y Tanques de Contactos, por un Sistema de Supervisión y Control, formado por un PLC y el sistema SCADA. Para esto se estudió el lenguaje de programación existente en los equipos anteriores, se interpretaron los códigos, se identificó la programación de los lazos de medición y regulación existentes y se adicionaron nuevas mediciones. Se realizó el proyecto, la compra, el montaje, la programación y la puesta en marcha. El nuevo sistema mejoró el control y la supervisión y contribuyó a elevar la eficiencia tecnológica.

  17. Sistemas de controle administrativo no Franchising: aliando controle e flexibilidade estratégica Administrative control systems in Franchising: combining control and strategic flexibility

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    Maria Lúcia Simas Paulino

    2011-01-01

    O presente estudo objetivou verificar como o franqueador alia controle e flexibilidade estratégica, identificando os sistemas de controle que utiliza para monitorar, mensurar, avaliar incertezas, validar estratégias, promover mudanças, fazer emergir iniciativas estratégicas e contribuir com o aprendizado da rede, tendo em vista a melhoria contínua da posição competitiva da franquia. O referencial teórico teve como suporte o relacionamento entre franqueador e franqueado proposto na literatura,...

  18. PROPUESTA DE UN MODELO DE CONTROL FISCAL PARA EL ESTADO COLOMBIANO: EL SISTEMA DE CONTROL FISCAL NACIONAL

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    Héctor Ochoa Díaz

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia se ha venido aplicando el modelo de control fiscal que definió la Constitución de 1991, en el cual los departamentos y municipios disponen de autonomía para la organización y selección de los respectivos contralores. En lugar de mejorar el sistema de control fiscal, la politiquería y el clientelismo político lo han deteriorado en su calidad, con el consiguiente aumento innecesario de gastos en su operación. Esto ha facilitado la realización de numerosos ilícitos en los gobiernos locales y ha estimulado el avance de la corrupción. En este trabajo se establece un diagnóstico de la situación y se plantea un nuevo modelo que corresponde a un sistema integral de control fiscal para la nación colombiana, cuyas funciones serían técnicas, no políticas, para lo cual se conformaría una rama especializada, técnica y autónoma del Estado colombiano, que cubriría la vigilancia fiscal en los diferentes niveles del Gobierno: central, departamental y municipal.

  19. Loss Minimization Sliding Mode Control of IPM Synchronous Motor Drives

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    Mehran Zamanifar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a nonlinear loss minimization control strategy for an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM based on a newly developed sliding mode approach is presented. This control method sets force the speed control of the IPMSM drives and simultaneously ensures the minimization of the losses besides the uncertainties exist in the system such as parameter variations which have undesirable effects on the controller performance except at near nominal conditions. Simulation results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed controller.

  20. Sistema distribuido para monitorización y control integrado de edificios

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    Gomes, L.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY The works to be presented in this paper are related with information technology application on the intelligent building concept. A distributed system targeted for integrated building monitoring and control will be presented. The system is also able to support business activities and services. The concept of domot introduced (domot = “domus" + "robot" as the third active occupant of the building, coexisting with users and managers, and able to manage resources and be at other occupant disposal. The system relies on the definition of two types of template architectures, to be used as references by the software and hardware parts of the system. The software reference template is based on a heterogeneous distributed network of workstations, running a set of process with interprocess communication based on the client-server paradigm. The hardware reference template is based on a architecture based on two levels of networks; the first one is used for the communication between high-level control workstations (targeted for supervision and monitoring and the second one is targeted to support low-level controllers communcation. These two types of templates constitute the basis for a robust and open system based implementation of an infrastructure that is able to support both business activities and the single occupant wishes, enabling synergistic developments. The user interface, which may run anywhere in the world as far as a TCP-IP connection is available, is hierarchically organised; specific information and dialogues are provided for the monitoring and management of different types of devices and systems installed in the building. The systems already integrated are intrusion, CCTV and PABX. Access control and HVAC will follow in the near future.

    Los trabajos que se presentan en este artículo se relacionan con la aplicación de la tecnología de información en el concepto de edificio inteligente. Será propuesto un sistema

  1. A Moderação-Mediada do Sistema de Controle na Ambidestria

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    Valter da Silva Faia

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available As demandas solicitadas pelos clientes conduzem os funcionários da linha de frente a buscar objetivos simultâneos que competem entre si por recursos. Funcionários que demonstram a capacidade de atender objetivos simultâneos são denominados ambidestros e são favorecidos quando há fatores organizacionais que os permitem e os encorajam a fazer seu próprio julgamento sobre como aplicar os recursos na conquista dos objetivos. Neste trabalho, ampliamos a discussão da ambidestria do nível organizacional para o nível individual e propomos que a ambidestria provisão de serviços e cross-/up-selling apresenta um efeito condicional ao explicar o desempenho. Especificamente, este efeito condicional significa que a ambidestria é mediadora do efeito da locomoção no desempenho, sendo esse efeito indireto moderado pelo sistema de controle de vendas. Fizemos uma pesquisa descritiva do tipo survey com 118 funcionários de laboratórios. Os achados mostraram que a orientação para locomoção se relaciona positivamente com o comportamento ambidestro do indivíduo; que a presença de um sistema de controle por resultado modera a relação locomoção-ambidestria, amplificando-a; e que essa relação moderada foi mediada pela ambidestria, quando explicando o desempenho.

  2. Uma contribuição ao desenvolvimento de sistemas de controle via redes usando a margem de jitter

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    Santos, Tito Luís Maia

    2008-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica. Neste trabalho, são avaliadas algumas propriedades dos sistemas de controle via redes de comunicação industrial. Este problema se torna particularmente interessante uma vez que o ambiente de rede impõe restrições à determinação dos períodos de amostragem. Além desta restrição, em sistemas como estes, podem existir atrasos que variam ao longo do tempo. Os de...

  3. Modelo de control y vigilancia en sanidad ambiental basados en sistemas de autocontrol Control and surveillance in environment health based on self-control systems

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    Loreto Santa Marina Rodríguez

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available En el ámbito ambiental el control de los riesgos para la salud está experimentando cambios importantes en lo referente a su concepción y a la forma de gestión de los mismos desde lo servicios de salud pública. Tradicionalmente la Administración Sanitaria ha asumido el papel de garante de las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de las instalaciones, estableciendo sistemas de control y vigilancia. La tendencia actual es que sean los responsables directos de las instalaciones los que valoren los riesgos de las mismas, establezcan sistemas de control y vigilancia, pasando la Administración Sanitaria a ser el organismo que apruebe y supervise dichos sistemas.The control of environmental health risks is undergoing significant changes with regard to the way these risks are understood and managed by the public health services. Traditionally, the Health Administration has taken on responsibility for guaranteeing the hygienic-sanitary conditions of installations, establishing control and monitoring systems. Nowadays it is the people in charge of the installations who assess their risks and implement control and monitoring systems, while the Health Administration confines itself to approving and supervising such systems.

  4. Sistemas de controle administrativo no Franchising: aliando controle e flexibilidade estratégica Administrative control systems in Franchising: combining control and strategic flexibility

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    Maria Lúcia Simas Paulino

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou verificar como o franqueador alia controle e flexibilidade estratégica, identificando os sistemas de controle que utiliza para monitorar, mensurar, avaliar incertezas, validar estratégias, promover mudanças, fazer emergir iniciativas estratégicas e contribuir com o aprendizado da rede, tendo em vista a melhoria contínua da posição competitiva da franquia. O referencial teórico teve como suporte o relacionamento entre franqueador e franqueado proposto na literatura, os custos de transação, a teoria de agência e os sistemas de controle administrativo definidos e categorizados por Simons (1994. Visando o cumprimento do objetivo proposto, utilizou-se a pesquisa do tipo exploratória e a estratégia de estudo de caso único tendo como unidade de análise a área de Marketing e Vendas de uma franqueadora. O instrumento de coleta de dados foi a entrevista semi-estruturada realizada com 4 executivos da área, escolhidos em razão dos temas pesquisados. Através da identificação dos sistemas de controle interativo utilizados pela franqueadora, verificou-se que ela agrega na administração estratégica da franquia, as abordagens gerenciais de minimização de custos e maximização de oportunidades, aliando controle e flexibilidade estratégica.This study aimed to verify how the franchisor combines control and strategic flexibility, identifying control systems it uses to monitor, measure, assess uncertainty, validate strategies, promote change, strategic initiatives to emerge and contribute to the learning network in order continuous improvement of the competitive position of the franchise. The theoretical framework was to support the relationship between franchiser and franchisee proposed in the literature, transaction costs, the agency theory and management control systems defined and categorized by Simons (1994. To fulfill the objective proposed, we used the exploratory research and the strategy of a single

  5. Supervisory control for hybrid systems of electrical generation based on fuzzy logic; Control supervisorio para sistemas hibridos de generacion electrica basado en logica difusa

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    Lagunas M, Javier; Ortega S, Cesar [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Caratozzolo M, Patricia [Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, campus Cd. de Mexico (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The development and integration of hybrid systems of electrical generation (SHGE) of small capacity: The intention of these developments is its implementation in isolated or far away communities from conventional electric networks, that contribute in the own productive processes of these towns. As part of these work a system of control for their hybrid system wind-photovoltaic- internal combustion machine was developed that operates nowadays in a system installed in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. However, in the two past years, the GENC has worked, altogether with the Management of Control and Instrumentation of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) and the Centro Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico (CENIDET) (National Center of Research and Technological Development), to incorporate an intelligent control technique in the regulation of the hybrid systems of wind-photovoltaic-machine of internal combustion type. Lemos de Pereira rises that the main problems of the present technology of the SHGE are related to the control and supervision of the power systems. The system that is in charge of the actions of load control and dispatch is denominated supervisory control. This controller supervises the operation of all the components, regulates the entry or exiting of operation of the generation systems, as well as the loads. [Spanish] El desarrollo e integracion de sistemas hibridos de generacion electrica (SHGE) de pequena capacidad. El proposito de estos desarrollos es su implementacion en comunidades aisladas o alejadas de la red electrica convencional, las cuales contribuyan en los procesos productivos propios de estos poblados. Como parte de dichos trabajos se desarrollo un sistema de control para su sistema hibrido eolico-fotovoltaico-maquina de combustion interna que opera actualmente en un sistema instalado en Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. Ahora bien, en los dos ultimos anos, la GENC ha trabajado, en conjunto con la Gerencia de Control e

  6. Control system for forced-air cooling of horticultural products Sistema de controle para o resfriamento com ar forçado de produtos hortícolas

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    João C. T. R. da Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This work is a study of the implementation of a classical controller using a tuning method referred to as IMC (Internal Model Control and aimed at the reduction of electrical energy consumption by the appropriate relation between energy consumption and the cooling time with forced air. The supervisory system installed was able to manipulate the variable of frequency of the signal power of the exhaust fan engine (forced air module, to accelerate or decelerate the loss of heat from the product to be cooled by airflow variation that passes through the mass of the produce. The results demonstrated a reduction in energy consumption from 64% and an increase of only 8% in the cooling time to the system using PI/IMC (Proportional - Integral with IMC tuning method compared with the system in its operating nominal condition. This PI/IMC control may be implemented directly in a frequency converter, without the need to purchase a computer or PLC (programmable logic controller to run the dedicated application, increasing its economical viability.Este trabalho consiste no estudo da implementação de um controlador clássico utilizando o método de sintonia denominado por Controle de Modelo Interno, visando à redução do consumo de energia elétrica que decorra na adequada relação entre este consumo e o tempo de resfriamento do processo de resfriamento com ar forçado de produtos hortícolas. Para isto, o sistema supervisório instalado manipulou a variável de frequência do sinal de alimentação do motor de indução trifásico do exaustor (módulo de ar forçado, para acelerar ou desacelerar a perda de calor do produto a ser resfriado por intermédio da variação da vazão de ar que perpassava a massa deste produto. Obteve-se como resultado uma redução no consumo de energia elétrica de 64% e um acréscimo de apenas 8% no tempo de resfriamento para o sistema utilizando um controle proporcional e integral associado ao método de sintonia promovido

  7. El Sistema Penal como Instrumento de Control Social: El Papel del Encarcelamiento

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    Kelly Ribeiro Felix de Souza

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es analizar el sistema penal con el fin de encontrar elementos capaces de entenderlo como una técnica de control social de los considerados indeseables para la vida en sociedad. Adoptando como marco teórico la criminología crítica, más especificamente las contribuciones de autores como Massimo Pavarini y Michel Foucault, así como el método de investigación dialéctico, se busca, desde un enfoque jurídico y sociológico, indicar las transformaciones del poder disciplinario hasta su diseño actual, así como demostrar sus relaciones con uno de los principales instrumentos del poder punitivo hoy en día - la privación de libertad. En este sentido, parece que la selectividad del ejercicio del poder punitivo se muestra como un importante instrumento de control social de los excluidos.

  8. Effects of wireless packet loss in industrial process control systems.

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    Liu, Yongkang; Candell, Richard; Moayeri, Nader

    2017-05-01

    Timely and reliable sensing and actuation control are essential in networked control. This depends on not only the precision/quality of the sensors and actuators used but also on how well the communications links between the field instruments and the controller have been designed. Wireless networking offers simple deployment, reconfigurability, scalability, and reduced operational expenditure, and is easier to upgrade than wired solutions. However, the adoption of wireless networking has been slow in industrial process control due to the stochastic and less than 100% reliable nature of wireless communications and lack of a model to evaluate the effects of such communications imperfections on the overall control performance. In this paper, we study how control performance is affected by wireless link quality, which in turn is adversely affected by severe propagation loss in harsh industrial environments, co-channel interference, and unintended interference from other devices. We select the Tennessee Eastman Challenge Model (TE) for our study. A decentralized process control system, first proposed by N. Ricker, is adopted that employs 41 sensors and 12 actuators to manage the production process in the TE plant. We consider the scenario where wireless links are used to periodically transmit essential sensor measurement data, such as pressure, temperature and chemical composition to the controller as well as control commands to manipulate the actuators according to predetermined setpoints. We consider two models for packet loss in the wireless links, namely, an independent and identically distributed (IID) packet loss model and the two-state Gilbert-Elliot (GE) channel model. While the former is a random loss model, the latter can model bursty losses. With each channel model, the performance of the simulated decentralized controller using wireless links is compared with the one using wired links providing instant and 100% reliable communications. The sensitivity of the

  9. Control de un sistema eólico-fotovoltaico utilizando un controlador fuzzy; Control of a wind-photovoltaic system using a controller fuzzy

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    Alfredo G M Gámez López

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se prueba de manera virtual, un controlador basado en lógica difusa para un sistema híbrido degeneración de energía. La simulación digital emplea como herramienta el Labview, obteniéndose resultadosgráficos descriptivos de la acción del controlador, así como la interfaz gráfica representativa del comportamientodel sistema. In this article is tested a virtual controller using fuzzy logic for a hybrid system of power generation.LABVIEW is used as a digital simulation tool obtaining descriptive graphical results of the action of the driveras well as a graphical interface of the behavior of the system.

  10. Compromissos e sistemas de controle na saúde pública: o caso dos médicos

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    Ivan Canan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O ambiente organizacional na saúde pública é rico em situações e eventos que podem servir de fonte de mensagens e sinais sociais aos médicos para a elaboração de seus contratos psicológicos. Os contratos, pela perspectiva de Rousseau (1995, representam as crenças nas relações reciprocas de trocas entre os indivíduos e seus contratantes, incluindo aí os compromissos que assumem para com estes. Os médicos, como responsáveis pela atividade fim na medicina, tem grande amplitude na definição dos problemas de saúde dos pacientes e nas escolhas dos possíveis tratamentos. Para geri-los, as instituições que os contratam precisam de sistemas de controles que devem criar congruência entre as escolhas dos médicos e o que é considerado importante pela própria organização. Este trabalho enfoca esse desafio dos sistemas de controle, buscando relacionar o conteúdo existente na legislação de uma prefeitura e que pode ser entendido como fonte de mensagens de seu sistema de controle gerencial, com o conteúdo de falas sobre compromissos e percepção do uso do sistema de controle por médicos que para essa prefeitura trabalham. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, realizada em duas etapas: análise documental e análise empírica. Os dados da pesquisa, resguardadas suas limitações, sugerem que os sistemas de controle favorecem um ambiente de tensões dinâmicas onde os possíveis sinais externos, originados de outras instituições e instâncias, não se manifestam especificamente, mas reforçam a convergência para os assuntos expostos e tratados nos sistemas formais.

  11. El sistema de control interno como instrumento de gestión para la adecuada toma de decisiones en la empresa servicentro primavera srl. 2015 - 2016

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    Choez Machuca, Wilber Lebfred

    2017-01-01

    El presente trabajo tubo como problema de investigación conocer de qué manera el Sistema de Control Interno incide en una adecuada toma de decisiones en la empresa Servicentro Primavera SRL y el objetivo planteado fue: Conocer cómo incide el sistema de control interno en la adecuada toma de decisiones en Servicentro Primavera SRL., para lo cual se identificó el sistema de control interno actual en la empresa, es decir se revisó las políticas, prácticas, procedimientos en el proceso contable p...

  12. System for the measurement and detection of electric energy losses (SIM-IV); Sistema de medicion y deteccion de perdidas de energia electrica (SIM-IV)

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    Vidrio L, Gilberto; Gomez L, Martin J; Castan L, Roberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

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    The electric utility companies worldwide suffer, in greater or lesser degree, electrical energy losses. A great percentage of these losses is mostly due to illegal appropriations of energy. The consumers, by means of illicit practices such as clandestine connections and alteration of the operation of electricity meters, carry out the energy robbery. In order to try to alleviate the problematic of electric energy losses, in their majority by illicit, the electric utility companies have implemented one or more actions. Among the most important are: Visual inspection of the metering facilities. Its purpose is to verify the condition of the traditional protections of the metering installations, such as the seals and safety rings. Detection Equipment: These are recorders of energy consumption and of faults in conductors and are used to detect illicit connections and deviations in the consumption patterns and to the electrical energy connection or to the secondary distribution network. Statistical analysis of consumption: Many electric facility companies have adapted their processing consumption reading systems to detect deviations in the of consumption patterns of their clients. This could correspond to abnormal situations. Since this country is not extraneous to the problematic of energy losses, in the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas it was developed a System of Measurement and Detection of Losses of Electrical Energy (SIM-IV) as a result of the knowledge of the problematic obtained from the projects in the metering area and of the interaction through work meetings with personnel of the Comision Federal de Electricidad and of Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC), in which concepts of advanced technology were applied for the measurement of electrical variables. The SIM-IV is a system oriented to the metering of consumption and the detection of robberies of electrical energy caused by clandestine connections and non-allowed interventions to the energy meters. Since

  13. Robust control decentralized by sliding ways of electrical of power multi-machines systems; Control robusto descentralizado por modos deslizantes de sistemas electricos de potencia multimaquinas

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    Huerta Avila, Hector

    2008-09-15

    This work deals with the problem of robust decentralized control of multimachine electric power systems. These systems are subject to different perturbations, such as short circuits, connection and/or disconnection of loads, lines generators, mechanical torque variations, etc. Then, it is necessary controllers which guarantee robustness under those perturbations to provide electrical energy to the loads with admissible stability margins. Moreover, the controller must be robust under parametric variations due to model uncertainties, and other physical reasons. The electrical power systems are modeled as complex great scale nonlinear systems. Then, the controller design is a challenging problem. Thus, the decentralized control schemes enable to avoid these problems. This work proposes three novel robust nonlinear techniques. The first one is based on the block control and integral sliding modes. The second obtains a sliding manifold from the Hamiltonian model of a nonlinear system to use this manifold in the integral sliding modes. The third technique enables to apply the sliding mode technique to a nonlinear block controllable system, by using Lyapunov function in each block. Then, four control schemes for electric power systems are designed. The four control schemes are robust under the perturbations of electric power systems mentioned above. The controllers proposed can be implemented in any electric power system with n generators, m lines and k loads. [Spanish] Este trabajo esta dedicado al diseno de esquemas de control robustos descentralizados que sean capaces de responder satisfactoriamente en sistemas electricos de potencia multimaquinas. Estos sistemas estan sujetos a perturbaciones de diferentes tipos, como cortos circuitos, entrada y salida de lineas de cargas o de generadores. Es evidente la necesidad de controladores que puedan rechazar estas perturbaciones para proveer energia de calidad y sin interrupciones a todos los usuarios conectados a la red

  14. DESENVOLVIMENTO DE UM SISTEMA WEB PARA ACESSO E CONTROLE DE ATIVIDADES COMPLEMENTARES EM CURSOS SUPERIORES

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    Highor de Souza Rizzi

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar o Sistema para Controle de Normas Complementares, desenvolvido para o núcleo de informática do Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo, campus de Alegre, com o intuito de digitalizar, cadastrar e gerenciar as atividades complementares exercidas pelos alunos do campus. Atualmente, este processo é feito manualmente, utilizando recursos exclusivamente físicos, sendo potencialmente vulneráveis à ações do meio. Recursos físicos, tais como papel, pastas, entre outros, são frágeis e estão sujeitos a perda por mal manuseio, ações do tempo e principalmente não podem ser acessados por mais de um individuo simultaneamente. A solução proposta dispõe de um modelo de software baseado na arquitetura cliente servidor, disponível na web, e contemplará metodologias e técnicas computacionais para suportar e usufruir dos mais recentes recursos informáticos disponíveis atualmente.

  15. INCIDENCIA DE LOS SISTEMAS DE CONTROL CONTABLE EN LA GESTION ADMINISTRATIVA DE LAS EMPRESAS PRIVADAS EN LA PROVINCIA DE SANTA ELENA AÑO 2014

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    Karina Bricio

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    Full Text Available La presente investigaciones tiene como objetivo evaluar la incidencia de los  sistemas de control contable en la gestion administrativa de las emoresas privadas en la provincia de Santa Elena, el proyecto está enmarcado dentro del área de gestion administrativa, comunicación organizacional, control contable, informes financieros, control de registros contables, entre otros, se han venido desarrollando desde hace años los procesos administrativos de una manera manual y se han implementadi sistemas de control financieras, sin embargo en las empresas ecuatorianas la contabilidad se ha convertido en  una tecnica que se ocupa de registrar, clasificar y resumir las operaciones mercantiles de un negocio con el fin de interpretar sus resultados. Por consiguiente los gerentes o directores através de la contabilidad podrán orientarse sobre el curso que siguen sus negocios mediante sistemas o software contable. Los resultados podrán orientarse sobre el curso que siguen sus negocios y conocer las estabilidad y solvencia de la compañia, la corriente de cobros y pagos, las  tendencias de las ventas, costos y gastos  generales, con la técnica de observacion y mediantes entrevistas se determinó que en muchas empresas de provincia no hay sistemas de controles contables, el cual no manejan de forma eficiente los procesos contables ni administrativos, tambien se observó que se utilizó para el analisis correspondiente fue de tipo cuantitativo el cual se realizó encuestas a las personas que trabajan en las areas  administrativas de las empresas de la provincia, entre los resultados encontrados se mecniona lo siguiente: los  sistemas de control contable que utilizan actualmente las empresas son, el sistema Mónica, sistema Sagitario, el sistema Siscom,mennioaron tambien que la falta de sistemas de control contable retrasa la gestion administrativa de le empresa, necesitan cursos de capacitaciones y actualizaciones en temas de tributacion, sistemas

  16. Decreased postural control in people with moderate hearing loss

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    Thomas, Ewan; Martines, Francesco; Bianco, Antonino; Messina, Giuseppe; Giustino, Valerio; Zangla, Daniele; Iovane, Angelo; Palma, Antonio

    2018-01-01

    Abstract Balance is a complex process that involves multiple sensory integrations. The auditory, visual, and vestibular systems are the main contributors. Hearing loss or hearing impairment may induce inappropriate postural strategies that could affect balance and therefore increase the risk of falling. The aim of this study was to understand whether hearing loss could influence balance, cervical posture, and muscle activation in the cervical region. Thirteen patients (61 ± 13 years; 161.8 ± 11.0 cm; 70.5 ± 15.9 kg) with moderate hearing loss (Right ear −60 ± 21 dB; Left ear −61 ± 24 dB) underwent: an audiometric examination, a postural examination (with open and closed eyes) through a stabilometric platform, a cervical ROM examination through a head accelerometer, and a sternocleidomastoid electromyography (EMG) examination. A linear regression analysis has shown a regression coefficient (R2) 0.76 and 0.69 between hearing loss and the posturographic parameters, on the sagittal sway, with open and closed eyes, respectively. The combination of frontal and sagittal sway is able to explain up to 84% of the variance of the audiometric assessment. No differences were found between right and left hemibody between the audiometric, posturographic, cervical ROM parameters, and in EMG amplitude. ROM and EMG parameters have not shown any significant associations with hearing loss, for both right and left head rotation. Hearing loss is associated to increased posturographic measures, especially the sagittal sway, underlining a reduced postural control in people with hearing impairments. No association was found between the heads posture and neck activation with hearing loss. Hearing loss may be associated with an increased risk of falls. PMID:29620637

  17. Decreased postural control in people with moderate hearing loss.

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    Thomas, Ewan; Martines, Francesco; Bianco, Antonino; Messina, Giuseppe; Giustino, Valerio; Zangla, Daniele; Iovane, Angelo; Palma, Antonio

    2018-04-01

    Balance is a complex process that involves multiple sensory integrations. The auditory, visual, and vestibular systems are the main contributors. Hearing loss or hearing impairment may induce inappropriate postural strategies that could affect balance and therefore increase the risk of falling.The aim of this study was to understand whether hearing loss could influence balance, cervical posture, and muscle activation in the cervical region.Thirteen patients (61 ± 13 years; 161.8 ± 11.0 cm; 70.5 ± 15.9 kg) with moderate hearing loss (Right ear -60 ± 21 dB; Left ear -61 ± 24 dB) underwent: an audiometric examination, a postural examination (with open and closed eyes) through a stabilometric platform, a cervical ROM examination through a head accelerometer, and a sternocleidomastoid electromyography (EMG) examination.A linear regression analysis has shown a regression coefficient (R) 0.76 and 0.69 between hearing loss and the posturographic parameters, on the sagittal sway, with open and closed eyes, respectively. The combination of frontal and sagittal sway is able to explain up to 84% of the variance of the audiometric assessment. No differences were found between right and left hemibody between the audiometric, posturographic, cervical ROM parameters, and in EMG amplitude. ROM and EMG parameters have not shown any significant associations with hearing loss, for both right and left head rotation.Hearing loss is associated to increased posturographic measures, especially the sagittal sway, underlining a reduced postural control in people with hearing impairments. No association was found between the heads posture and neck activation with hearing loss. Hearing loss may be associated with an increased risk of falls.

  18. Diseño y simulación de control avanzado para un sistema de refrigeración aplicado a la industria agrolimentaria

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    Aramburú Pardo Figueroa, Andrés

    2017-01-01

    La tesis elabora un sistema de control para un modelo matemático que represente el comportamiento dinámico de un sistema de refrigeración por compresión de vapor utilizado en procesos de conservación de productos en la industria agroalimentaria. El sistema de control se basará en los nuevos avances tecnológicos usados en refrigeradores (Smart Inverter, Digital Inverter), los cuales presentan ahorros en el consumo energético y será diseñado para ser usado en cámaras de refrigeración de mango. ...

  19. SISCI - SISTEMA PARA CONTROLE DE IRRIGAÇÃO ATRAVÉS DE DISPOSITIVOS CELULARES

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    Costa, Clayton Maciel; Fernandes, Islame Felipe; Almeida, Leandro Ismael

    2012-01-01

    O advento das tecnologias de informação, a expansão da Web e as modernas necessidades de mobilidade e compartilhamento de dados tiveram como resultado o investimento em sistemas adequados a dispositivos móveis, como o aparelho celular. Entretanto, utilização dessas tecnologias para otimização de processos pertinentes à área agrícola é pouco utilizada, e o desenvolvimento do projeto SisCI baseia-se nessa necessidade. Esse projeto trata-se do desenvolvimento de um sistema de tempo real para o ...

  20. Diseño de un sistema de control de procesos en una empresa textil

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    Pita Chávarri, Luis Alberto; Pita Chávarri, Luis Alberto

    2005-01-01

    El presente informe está basado en la experiencia desarrollada a través de los 23 años en que vengo laborando en una importante Empresa Textil, de los cuales los últimos 18 años me he desempeñado como Jefe del Departamento de Sistemas, y desde su creación he tenido la responsabilidad de organizado y proponer los proyectos de sistemas necesarios para efectuar una transición de procedimientos de trabajo manuales, hacia un manejo automatizado de la información en todas las áreas de la empresa, p...

  1. Core flow control system for field applications; Sistema de controle de core-flow

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    Granzotto, Desiree G.; Adachi, Vanessa Y.; Bannwart, Antonio C.; Moura, Luiz F.M. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil); Sassim, Natache S.D.A. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Centro de Estudo do Petroleo (CEPETRO); Carvalho, Carlos H.M. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The significant heavy oil reserves worldwide and the presently high crude oil prices make it essential the development of technologies for heavy oil production and transportation. Heavy oils, with their inherent features of high viscosity (100- 10,000 cP) and density (below 20 deg API) require specific techniques to make it viable their flow in pipes at high flow rates. One of the simplest methods, which do not require use of heat or diluents, is provided by oil-water annular flow (core-flow). Among the still unsolved issues regarding core-flow is the two-phase flow control in order to avoid abrupt increases in the pressure drop due to the possible occurrence of bad water-lubricated points, and thus obtain a safe operation of the line at the lowest possible water-oil ratio. This work presents results of core flow tests which allow designing a control system for the inlet pressure of the line, by actuating on the water flow rate at a fixed oil flow rate. With the circuit model and the specified controller, simulations can be done to assess its performance. The experiments were run at core-flow circuit of LABPETRO-UNICAMP. (author)

  2. System for the measurement and detection of electric energy losses (SIM-IV); Sistema de medicion y deteccion de perdidas de energia electrica (SIM-IV)

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    Vidrio L, Gilberto; Gomez L, Martin J; Castan L, Roberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2004-07-01

    The electric utility companies worldwide suffer, in greater or lesser degree, electrical energy losses. A great percentage of these losses is mostly due to illegal appropriations of energy. The consumers, by means of illicit practices such as clandestine connections and alteration of the operation of electricity meters, carry out the energy robbery. In order to try to alleviate the problematic of electric energy losses, in their majority by illicit, the electric utility companies have implemented one or more actions. Among the most important are: Visual inspection of the metering facilities. Its purpose is to verify the condition of the traditional protections of the metering installations, such as the seals and safety rings. Detection Equipment: These are recorders of energy consumption and of faults in conductors and are used to detect illicit connections and deviations in the consumption patterns and to the electrical energy connection or to the secondary distribution network. Statistical analysis of consumption: Many electric facility companies have adapted their processing consumption reading systems to detect deviations in the of consumption patterns of their clients. This could correspond to abnormal situations. Since this country is not extraneous to the problematic of energy losses, in the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas it was developed a System of Measurement and Detection of Losses of Electrical Energy (SIM-IV) as a result of the knowledge of the problematic obtained from the projects in the metering area and of the interaction through work meetings with personnel of the Comision Federal de Electricidad and of Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC), in which concepts of advanced technology were applied for the measurement of electrical variables. The SIM-IV is a system oriented to the metering of consumption and the detection of robberies of electrical energy caused by clandestine connections and non-allowed interventions to the energy meters. Since

  3. Desarrollo e implementación de un sistema APPCC Sistema de Análisis de Peligros y Puntos de Control Crítico en una industria de fabricación de mermelada de fresa

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    Meneses González, Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Realiza un estudio de la importancia del Sistema de Análisis de Peligros y Puntos de Control Crítico en la industria alimentaria, se detallan las características principales y las etapas para la implantación del sistema APPCC. Estudia el proceso de fabricación de mermelada, las materias primas involucradas, así como su importancia en el proceso y los defectos que pueden surgir durante la elaboración. Por último, se realiza la implantación detallada de todas las etapas del siste...

  4. Sistema de Gestión y control de préstamo de libros en bibliotecas para teléfonos móviles Android

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    Fombellida Moreno, Javier

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es desarrollar un sistema de control y gestión de préstamos mediante dispositivos móviles mediante la creación de un servicio web, el cuál es el encargado de controlar todo el sistema. El problema que este proyecto persigue, es modernizar los sistemas de préstamos tradicionales, de forma que un usuario pueda auto-prestarse un libro en una biblioteca con un dispositivo móvil. A la hora de desarrollar este proyecto se ha realizado un estudio extendido de las tecnolo...

  5. Modeling and simulation of the generation automatic control of electric power systems; Modelado y simulacion del control automatico de generacion de sistemas electricos de potencia

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    Caballero Ortiz, Ezequiel

    2002-12-01

    . [Spanish] Este trabajo es dedicado al analisis del Control Automatico de Generacion de Sistemas Electricos de Potencia, a partir de la informacion que generan el lazo de Control Carga Frecuencia y el lazo del Regulador Automatico de Voltaje. Para realizar el analisis, se aplican los conceptos teoricos y fisicos del control automatico de generacion; dividiendolo en los lazos de control carga frecuencia y regulador automatico de voltaje. Se establecen los modelos matematicos de los dos lazos de control. Posteriormente se interconectan los modelos de los elementos para integrar el lazo de control carga frecuencia y se lleva a cabo la simulacion digital del sistema. Se analizan en primera instancia la funcion del control primario en sistemas de potencia de un area - una maquina, un area - multimaquina y multiarea - multimaquina. Posteriormente se estudia el control automatico de generacion de los sistemas de potencia de un area y multiarea. Se establece el concepto de despacho economico y con este esquema se simula el sistema de potencia multiarea, posteriormente se estudia el intercambio de energia entre areas en estado estacionario. Se interconectan los modelos matematicos de los elementos componentes del lazo de control del regulador automatico de voltaje, se generan datos de acuerdo a la naturaleza de cada componente y se simula su comportamiento para analizar la respuesta del sistema. Se interconectan los dos lazos de control y se realiza una simulacion con los datos generados anteriormente, examinando el desempeno del control automatico de generacion y la interaccion entre los dos lazos de control. Finalmente se aplican las tecnicas de Posicionamiento de Polos y el Control Optimo, de la teoria moderna de control, al control automatico de generacion de un area.

  6. Energy management system. Opti-dmaX Control; Sistema de administracion de energia. Control Opti-dmaX

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    Automatizacion, Productividad y Calidad S.A. de C.V. Puebla (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The electrical energy is an essential element in the activities of the present world. Optimizing its consumption represents a competitive advantage for the companies, since the operation costs would be reduced as well as the negative impact to the environment. In billing the electrical energy the tariffs consider: the consumption, the demand, the power and the schedule of use for the medium and large companies. With the Opti-dmaX system the necessary information for the correct administration of the electrical energy consumption is obtained from the measurement in the strategic points of the installation. At the same time, the processes and services are controlled, maintaining an efficient power operation that diminishes operative costs. [Spanish] La energia electrica es un elemento indispensable en las actividades del mundo actual, y optimizar su consumo, representa una ventaja competitiva para las empresas, ya que se consigue reducir los costos de operacion y el impacto al ambiente. En la facturacion de la energia electrica las tarifas consideran: el consumo, la demanda, la potencia y el horario de uso para las medianas y grandes empresas. Con el sistema Opti-dmaX se obtiene la informacion necesaria para la correcta administracion del consumo de energia electrica a partir de la medicion en los puntos estrategicos de la instalacion. A su vez, se controlan los procesos y servicios, manteniendo una operacion energetica eficiente que minimiza los costos operativos.

  7. Sistema de gestión para el control interno de inventarios en la empresa Agrorab CÍA. LTDA

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    Vedga Castillo, Jenny Esperanza

    2011-01-01

    La tesis desarrollada a continuación fue concebida por la necesidad de un mayor conocimiento referente a los beneficios de un control interno en el área de inventarios dentro de la empresa AgroRAB Cía. Ltda. y su incidencia a los resultados financieros de la misma. A continuación damos a conocer el contenido de un trabajo de investigación denominado " Sistema de Gestión para el control interno de inventarios en la empresa AgroRAB Cía. Ltda ", en el cual damos a conocer algunas resoluciones...

  8. Rotor Field Oriented Control with adaptive Iron Loss Compensation

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    Rasmussen, Henrik; Vadstrup, P.; Børsting, H.

    1999-01-01

    It is well known from the literature that iron loses in an induction motor implies field angle estimation errors and hence detuning problems. In this paper a new method for estimating the iron loss resistor in an induction motor is presented. The method is based on a traditional dynamic model...... controlled in a Field Oriented Control scheme. This deviation is used to force a MIT-rule based adaptive estimator. An adaptive compensator containing the developed estimator is introduced and verified by simulations and tested by real time experiments....

  9. Modelizacion, control e implementacion de un procesador energetico paralelo para aplicacion en sistemas multisalida

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    Ferreres Sabater, Agustin

    Cualquier sistema electronico que incluya un procesado o tratamiento de la senal, y ademas, algun tipo de actuador mecanico generalmente necesita, como minimo, dos tensiones diferentes de alimentacion. Excluyendo los sistemas de alimentacion distribuida, la solucion tecnica mas utilizada para proporcionar dos o mas tensiones consiste en las fuentes de alimentacion multisalida. En una fuente de alimentacion multisalida los diferentes circuitos que conforman cada salida comparten un mismo transformador de potencia optimizando coste, masa, y volumen. Las ventajas obtenidas con este procedimiento tienen en su contra el efecto que sobre cada salida individual provocan las demas en su conjunto debido, principalmente, a los efectos de los elementos parasitos de los componentes. Un cambio de carga en una de las salidas produce un transitorio que es visto por todas las demas como un efecto de impedancia cruzada, y al final del transitorio, la tension de cada salida es diferente respecto a la que tenian antes del transitorio. Este ultimo resultado se conoce como regulacion cruzada. La disminucion de los efectos de la regulacion cruzada ha sido objeto de estudio durante los ultimos anos. El objetivo ha sido el desarrollo de distintas estrategias que permiten, desde disminuir los efectos de la regulacion cruzada hasta los niveles deseables, a eliminarla completamente. El resultado final suele suponer una penalizacion sobre el diseno del sistema directamente proporcional al grado de regulacion a conseguir en las distintas salidas. Entre las soluciones propuestas para eliminar la regulacion cruzada las tecnicas de post-regulacion se han consolidado como la opcion mas aceptada ya que, pueden aplicarse a cualquier convertidor y no suponen ninguna complejidad adicional a la hora de plantear el diseno. En esta Tesis Doctoral se abordara el estudio de la tecnica conocida como postregulacion mediante transformador controlado, que si bien se ha empleado en convertidores resonantes, su

  10. El sistema de control interno y su incidencia en las unidades de logística y control patrimonial de la municipalidad provincial de talara - 2014

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    Alfaro Alfaro, Gustavo Otilano

    2016-01-01

    La investigación titulada, “El Sistema de Control Interno y su incidencia en las Unidades de Logística y Control Patrimonial de la Municipalidad Provincial de Talara”, tiene como propósito, proponer la implementación de una eficiente Estructura de Control Interno, mediante la aplicación del Informe COSO I, enfoque moderno sobre Control Interno, en las Unidades de Logística y Control Patrimonial de la Municipalidad provincial de Talara, para el mejoramiento de su gestión y el logro de sus obje...

  11. Implementación de un sistema de control activo para disminuir las vibraciones producidas por personas en una tribuna

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    Diego Fernando Hernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La agrupación de personas en escenarios públicos puede producir vibraciones que generan incomodidad y, en algunas ocasiones, daños a la estructura. Entre las estructuras más vulnerables a esta excitación se encuentran las tribunas de los estadios de fútbol. Por este motivo se diseñó y construyó una tribuna con parámetros dinámicos similares a la tribuna sur del Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero de Cali-Colombia, para representar a escala natural el efecto de las barras bravas al saltar coordinadamente sobre la gradería. En el trabajo descrito en este artículo se utilizó un actuador electromagnético con 13,2 kg de masa móvil y una estrategia de control activo para disminuir las vibraciones producidas por la interacción Humano/Estructura. La estructura junto con el controlador fueron modelados, identificados y validados experimentalmente. El desempeño del sistema de control se verificó en simulación y su estabilidad y robustez se comprobaron con ensayos experimentales con personas con una masa total hasta 232 kg. En los ensayos experimentales el sistema de control disminuyó la respuesta hasta en un 50% de los valores sin control.

  12. Modelización, Análisis y Control de Sistemas de Cojinetes Magnéticos Activos

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    I. Arredondo

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este estudio se presentan el modelado, diseño de control, análisis de robustez y procedimiento de reducción activa de vibraciones de un sistema consistente en un eje sustentado mediante levitación magnética activa. Primero se describen la obtención del modelo y las características fundamentales del sistema. Empleando dicho modelo y aprovechando propiedades de simetría, se diseña un control de sustentación. Este se ajusta experimentalmente mediante un estudio de robustez, según el estándar ISO 14839-3. Por último, se realiza una reducción de las vibraciones que se producen en rotación, utilizando control adaptativo. El controlador final diseñado ha sido implementado experimentalmente con éxito. Palabras Clave: Cojinetes magnéticos, Modelado, Robustez, Control Activo, Máquina Herramienta

  13. INCERTEZAS ESTRATÉGICAS E RISCOS NO SISTEMA DE CONTROLE GERENCIAL DAS COOPERATIVAS DE CRÉDITO

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    Camila Freitas Sant´Ana; Daniel Fernando Padilha; Carlos Eduardo Facin Lavarda

    2015-01-01

    O presente estudo teve como objetivo verificar as incertezas estratégicas e os riscos que podem afetar o sistema de controle gerencial nas cooperativas de crédito. Para tal, realizou-se uma pesquisa descritiva, por meio de um estudo de levantamento e quantitativo, aplicou-se um questionário para a obtenção dos dados em uma amostra de 44 cooperativas de crédito do Brasil, que se caracterizam 95% em cooperativas singulares com 70% classificadas como de crédito mútuo. Os resultado...

  14. Implementación del Sistema de Gestión y Control de Viajes Aéreos

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    Ferrer Pla, Ana

    2014-01-01

    Este proyecto consiste en la implementación de un sistema de gestión y control de viajes aéreos de una empresa mediante una herramienta de reservas en línea. Se trata de un proyecto real, que se ha llevado a cabo durante el segundo semestre del año 2013 en la empresa Ultramar, una naviera chilena cuya sede principal está en Santiago de Chile. Los objetivos del proyecto persiguen, por un lado, el ahorro en el presupuesto que la empresa destina a los viajes corporativos, y por otro, adoptar ...

  15. Características dos Sistemas de Controle em Fazendas de Soja no Norte de Mato Grosso

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    Ivan Canan; Daniel Luis Schrader

    2016-01-01

    Este trabalho investigou os sistemas de controle utilizados nas fazendas de soja no norte de Mato Grosso, a partir da perspectiva dos gestores. Aceitou-se, com base na literatura, que organizações dessa natureza tentem a ser empresas familiares que assumem a configuração de estruturas organizacionais simples. A partir dessa definição, e com base no que a literatura aponta como variáveis estratégicas críticas que agem sobre o agronegócio da soja, um roteiro de entrevistas que busco...

  16. Development and Validation of the Eating Loss of Control Scale

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    Blomquist, Kerstin K.; Roberto, Christina A.; Barnes, Rachel D.; White, Marney A.; Masheb, Robin M.; Grilo, Carlos M.

    2014-01-01

    Recurrent objective bulimic episodes (OBE) are a defining diagnostic characteristic of binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa (BN). OBEs are characterized by experiencing loss of control (LOC) while eating an unusually large quantity of food. Despite nosological importance and complex heterogeneity across patients, measurement of LOC has been assessed dichotomously (present/absent). This study describes the development and initial validation of the Eating Loss of Control Scale (ELOCS), a self-report questionnaire that examines the complexity of the LOC construct. Participants were 168 obese treatment-seeking individuals with BED who completed the Eating Disorder Examination interview and self-report measures. Participants rated their LOC-related feelings or behaviors on continuous Likert-type scales and reported the number of LOC episodes in the past 28 days. Principal component analysis identified a single-factor, 18-item scale, which demonstrated good internal reliability (α=0.90). Frequency of LOC episodes was significantly correlated with frequency of OBEs and subjective bulimic episodes. The ELOCS demonstrated good convergent validity and was significantly correlated with greater eating pathology, greater emotion dysregulation, greater depression, and lower self-control, but not with BMI. The findings suggest that the ELOCS is a valid self-report questionnaire that may provide important clinical information regarding experiences of LOC in obese persons with BED. Future research should examine the ELOCS in other eating disorders and non-clinical samples. PMID:24219700

  17. Narcolepsy-cataplexy and loss of sphincter control.

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    Vgontzas, A. N.; Sollenberger, S. E.; Kales, A.; Bixler, E. O.; Vela-Bueno, A.

    1996-01-01

    We describe the case of a 34-year-old man who presented intermittent faecal incontinence as a manifestation of cataplexy. The patient's sleep history was positive for the full narcoleptic tetrad (sleep attacks, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations) while extensive neuropsychiatric work up was negative for any neurologic or psychiatric illness. Repeat polysomnograms (including a polysomnogram with a full seizure montage) were positive for pathologic sleepiness, but there was no evidence of a seizure disorder. The course of the patient's symptomatology and the favourable response of his symptoms to stimulants and imipramine support the theory that his intermittent loss of sphincter control is part of his narcolepsy-cataplexy. PMID:8796217

  18. Control rod drive mechanism stator loss of coolant test

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    Besel, L.; Ibatuan, R.

    1977-04-01

    This report documents the stator loss of coolant test conducted at HEDL on the lead unit Control Rod Drive Mechanism (CRDM) in February, 1977. The purpose of the test was to demonstrate scram capability of the CRDM with an uncooled stator and to obtain a time versus temperature curve of an uncooled stator under power. Brief descriptions of the test, hardware used, and results obtained are presented in the report. The test demonstrated that the CRDM could be successfully scrammed with no anomalies in both the two-phase and three-phase stator winding hold conditions after the respective equilibrium stator temperatures had been obtained with no stator coolant

  19. Controle de obras por RFID: sistema de monitoramento e controle para equipamentos de segurança no canteiro de obras

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    Victor Hugo Mazon de Oliveira

    Full Text Available Resumo É relevante o papel da Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (TIC aplicada à cadeia produtiva da construção, em particular na gestão de equipamentos de segurança, cujas práticas convencionais de controle têm mostrado eficiência limitada. Sendo assim, este trabalho apresenta o estudo do desenvolvimento de um sistema de monitoramento e controle remoto de equipamentos de segurança utilizando a tecnologia Radio Frequency Identification (RFID administrado pelo software, também desenvolvido nesta pesquisa, intitulado Controle de Obras por RFID. A rotina de ensaios combinou testes de laboratório para hospedagem e validação do sistema e experimentos em um canteiro de obras para a verificação do sistema em um ambiente real de construção. O modelo mostrou-se eficiente na identificação e localização dos equipamentos por meio da indicação de sua posição em imagens em planta. O modelo forneceu também relatórios gráficos e textuais que exibem as características de cada equipamento e apresentam os seguintes dados: nome, obra, local, marca, material, estado de conservação, previsão de revisão e responsável. A introdução da TIC no desenvolvimento de ferramentas, como o sistema proposto por este estudo, contribui para o avanço da gestão de equipamentos de segurança no canteiro de obras, podendo ser extrapolado para a gestão de outros componentes.

  20. Actualización del sistema SCADA y de control para los reactores MQ5 y MQ6 de la planta de Pinturas Condor, Sherwin Williams Ecuador

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    Jonathan Reinoso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento describe la actualización del sistema SCADA para los reactores MQ5 y MQ6 de la planta de Pinturas Condor mediante el software Intouch y la actualización del sistema de control del reactor MQ5 implementado en un controlador lógico programable (PLC de marca SCHNEIDER, además de la arquitectura de control realizada en el proyecto. El sistema SCADA y de control de los reactores permiten la visualización y control de los datos y variables más relevantes durante las diferentes fases de producción de resinas en los reactores MQ5 y MQ6.

  1. Diseño de un sistema de control interno para la Empresa Distribuidora de Güitig,con sede en la provincia de Sucumbíos

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    Mazón Villalta, Tania Isabel

    2012-01-01

    La presente tesis tiene como designio el de Diseñar un Sistema de Control Interno para la Distribuidora Autorizada de Güitig con sede en la provincia de Sucumbíos. Se busca comprender la definición tanto de un sistema de control interno como el de sus componentes y la importación de aplicación de las normas del control interno en las empresas y organizaciones. Para conforme a ello, indagar sobre las necesidades, amenazas y debilidades detectadas mediante un diagnóstico empresarial del a...

  2. Control difuso adaptativo aplicado a un sistema de fermentación de flujo continuo de alcohol

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    Andrés Escobar Díaz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La técnica de control FRMLC, control difuso con aprendizaje y modelo de referencia se ha estudiado como método para sintonizar controladores difusos. Su desempeño se ha evaluado en un sistema de fermentación de fl ujo continuo de alcohol el cual tiene como característica una dinámica no lineal sujeta a variación de parámetros en el tiempo. Se utiliza un método de sintonización innovadora, la cual implica un desarrollo sobre Matlab que facilita estudiar la técnica de control FRMLC. Esta herramienta de software permitió construir metodologías de sintonización mas estructuradas para la aplicación de esta técnica en diferentes procesos.

  3. El transecto Catahuasi-Tupe: zonas de producción, sistemas agropecuarios y control comunal

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    1986-01-01

    les communautés celles-ci seraient, en fait, les premières à exécuter les alternatives de solution qui seraient proposées par les propres comuneros. El transecto altoandino Catahuasi-Tupe, ubicado en la Cuenca del río Cañete, abarca nueve zonas de producción (ZP. En la parte baja, donde se ubica la comunidad de Catahuasi (1075 a 1400 m.s.n.m., la zona de producción (ZP I tiene una agricultura de menor riesgo y está pasando por una evolución del cultivo de frutales hacia el de la yuca, producto bien aceptado en los mercados de la Costa. La parte media del transecto (ZP III a VII, donde se ubican las comunidades de Aiza y Tupe (2350 a 3750 m.s.n.m., presenta una evolución menos dinámica en sus zonas de producción sus sistemas de cultivos, sometidos a mayores riesgos, muestran signos de regresión y crisis en su agricultura. La parte alta (ZP II, VIII y IX, ubicada entre los 3750 y 4800 m.s.n.m., se dedica mayormente a la ganadería de vacunos especializados en carne, caprinos y principalmente ovinos, pero su manejo técnico inadecuado está ocasionando problemas de erosión en el suelo. El control comunal, a lo largo del transecto, está restringido a la ración de agua (mita a cada regante y a la conservación de su infraestructura de riego, aunque en la parte alta (ZP IX, la comunidad designa su parcela al ganadero (punero y el monto de alquiler del paradero por año. Por otro lado, el recorte en el dominio vertical de los pisos ecológicos por parte de las comunidades, ha traído como consecuencia que se establezca entre las familias un intercambio a nivel agropecuario, comercial y de trabajo, en términos monetarios y de trueque (no monetario. Por último, los cuellos de botella detectados en sus Sistemas de Producción Agropecuarios, como una primera aproximación de un diagnóstico, nos indican que el trabajo a realizar, a corto y largo plazo, debe intervenir en forma interrelacionada con las entidades estatales, universidades y proyectos de

  4. Control de sistemas caóticos basado en condición de evento variable ajustada a la dinámica del proceso

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    J. Francisco Moreno Verdulla

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta un méetodo pŕactico para control de sistemas caóticos por medio de pulsos, que utiliza una condición de evento ajustada a la dinámica del proceso. Se muestran resultados de simulación para tres sistemas caóticos usando para ello dos algoritmos de control (unipolar y bipolar. No se requiere conocimiento de un modelo matemático del sistema a controlar, y únicamente se utilizan datos muestreados en línea de una variable medida. También se analizan aspectos prácticos como la saturación de la senal de control y el ruido en la medida. Los resultados satisfactorios obtenidos ponen de manifiesto la capacidad del método para su aplicación a sistemas reales. Palabras clave: Sistemas caóticos, dinámica no lineal, órbita periódica, ciclo límite, control por pulsos

  5. System for studies of control strategies applied in the refrigerated chambers Sistema para estudos de estratégias de controle aplicadas em câmaras frias

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    Alexandre Tizzei

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The process of cold storage chambers contributes largely to the quality and longevity of stored products. In recent years, it has been intensified the study of control strategies in order to decrease the temperature change inside the storage chamber and to reduce the electric power consumption. This study has developed a system for data acquisition and process control, in LabVIEW language, to be applied in the cooling system of a refrigerating chamber of 30m³. The use of instrumentation and the application developed fostered the development of scientific experiments, which aimed to study the dynamic behavior of the refrigeration system, compare the performance of control strategies and the heat engine, even due to the controlled temperature, or to the electricity consumption. This system tested the strategies for on-off control, PID and fuzzy. Regarding power consumption, the fuzzy controller showed the best result, saving 10% when compared with other tested strategies.O processo de armazenamento refrigerado em câmaras contribui, em grande parte, para a qualidade e a longevidade dos produtos. Nos últimos anos, têm-se intensificado os estudos de estratégias de controle com a finalidade de diminuir a variação da temperatura dentro da câmara de armazenamento e de reduzir o consumo de energia elétrica. Neste trabalho, foi desenvolvido um sistema para aquisição de dados e controle do processo, em linguagem LabVIEW, para ser aplicado no sistema de refrigeração de uma câmara frigorífica de 30m³. A utilização da instrumentação e do aplicativo desenvolvido possibilitou a realização de experimentos científicos, com o objetivo de estudar o comportamento dinâmico do sistema de refrigeração, comparar o desempenho das estratégias de controle da máquina térmica, tanto em função da temperatura controlada, quanto ao consumo de energia elétrica. Neste sistema, foram testadas as estratégias de controle liga-desliga, PID e fuzzy. Em

  6. Evaluación del nivel de madurez y capacidad del sistema integrado de control hidrocarburífero (SICOHI) del Ministerio de Minas y Petróleos aplicando el marco de referencia Cobit.

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    Jiménez Amoroso, María Belén; Pallo Navas, Carlos Andrés

    2010-01-01

    Conceptualización del sistema integrado de control hidrocarburífero (Secohi). Descripción del proceso de gestión tecnológica y soporte al sistema integrado de control hidrocarburífero. Descripción de los procesos usuarios. Marco teórico. Modelo de madurez. Requerimientos del negocio. Nivel de madurez del sistema. Manejo de metodología COBIT. Evaluación del sistema integrado de control hidrocarburífero (SICOHI).

  7. Executive function in weight loss and weight loss maintenance: a conceptual review and novel neuropsychological model of weight control.

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    Gettens, Katelyn M; Gorin, Amy A

    2017-10-01

    Weight loss maintenance is a complex, multifaceted process that presents a significant challenge for most individuals who lose weight. A growing body of literature indicates a strong relationship between cognitive dysfunction and excessive body weight, and suggests that a subset of high-order cognitive processes known as executive functions (EF) likely play an important role in weight management. Recent reviews cover neuropsychological correlates of weight status yet fail to address the role of executive function in the central dilemma of successful weight loss maintenance. In this paper, we provide an overview of the existing literature examining executive functions as they relate to weight status and initial weight loss. Further, we propose a novel conceptual model of the relationships between EF, initial weight loss, and weight loss maintenance, mapping specific executive functions onto strategies known to be associated with both phases of the weight control process. Implications for the development of more efficacious weight loss maintenance interventions are discussed.

  8. Un Sistema Dinámico Asociado a un Modelo de Propagación y Control del VIH-SIDA

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    Pulecio Montoya, Ana María

    2012-01-01

    La siguiente investigación se enfoca en el planteamiento y estudio de un sistema de ecuaciones diferenciales no lineales que representan la dinámica de propagación y control del VIH-SIDA. Se realiza un análisis de estabilidad del sistema y se plantean estrategias de control óptimo para el modelo planteado, teniendo en cuenta un funcional de costos y otro de beneficios. Finalmente, se realizan simulaciones numéricas mediante el software Matlab con el fin de ilustrar los resultados obtenido...

  9. Desarrollo una metodología para estandarizar las auditorias del software para sistemas de control y protección del ferrocarril

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    Gioia, Cintia; Maidana, Carlos; Pomar, Pablo; Ureta, Walter; Eterovic, Silvina; Donadello, Domingo F.; Eterovic, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    El software es un elemento clave en todos los sistemas que se utilizan actualmente en la gestión de las organizaciones, en particular los sistemas de control, incluidos los de seguridad crítica, tales como los de control y protección de las aplicaciones ferroviarias, en los que una falla puede causar daños irreparables a personas y/o al entorno. Ésta dependencia ha hecho que el nivel de fiabilidad requerido para este tipo de software sea muy alto. La forma de conseguir un software de calid...

  10. Diseño del sistema de control y protección de una central hidráulica de 37 MVA

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    Feliz Juárez, Javier Fernando

    2013-01-01

    El presente Proyecto Fin de Carrera tiene como objetivo el estudio, diseño y valoración técnica y económica del Sistema de Control y Protección de Grupo de una central hidroeléctrica de 37 MVA. Este Sistema está compuesto por el conjunto de equipos eléctricos, electrónicos y mecánicos encargados del control y protección de los dispositivos e instalaciones existentes en la central y necesarias para el correcto funcionamiento de la unidad Turbina- Generador de la misma. Se han...

  11. Análise do desempenho de sistema de controle de processos com reciclo = Performance analysis of the control system of recycle processes

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    Luiz Mário de Matos Jorge

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A necessidade de economia de energia, as leis ambientais e a qualidade dos produtos tem exigido processos mais integrados. Uma forma de integração de processos é via reciclo de massa. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se a investigação da influência do reciclo demassa, no desempenho de diferentes estruturas de sistemas de controle e a sua relação com indicadores de controlabilidade e resiliência. Conclui-se que o reciclo e a estrutura influenciam no desempenho do sistema de controle e que esta influência pode ser previstapor indicadores de controlabilidade e resiliência.The need for greater energy savings, stringent environmental laws and product quality have all demanded better process integration. One path for process integration is through the mass recycle process. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of mass recycle in the performance of different control system structures, and its relation with controllability and resiliency indicators. We conclude that both recycle and structure influence in theperformance of the control system, and this influence can be foreseen by controllability and resiliency indicators.

  12. Características dos Sistemas de Controle em Fazendas de Soja no Norte de Mato Grosso

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    Ivan Canan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investigou os sistemas de controle utilizados nas fazendas de soja no norte de Mato Grosso, a partir da perspectiva dos gestores. Aceitou-se, com base na literatura, que organizações dessa natureza tentem a ser empresas familiares que assumem a configuração de estruturas organizacionais simples. A partir dessa definição, e com base no que a literatura aponta como variáveis estratégicas críticas que agem sobre o agronegócio da soja, um roteiro de entrevistas que buscou mensurar a medida com que os fazendeiros se preocupam com as mesmas, e mensurar a medida com que eles se preocupam em formalizar procedimentos de controle. As entrevistas foram realizadas por telefone, com 33 fazendeiros de soja em oito municípios da região, durante o mês de maio de 2015. Os dados obtidos apontaram que os fazendeiros tendem a se preocupar consideravelmente com todas as variáveis críticas, sem que haja consenso relevante sobre uma escala de prioridades. Quanto aos processos de formalização, confirmou-se o que a literatura prevê, com os dados apontando que o controle tende a ser centralizado e pouco ou insignificantemente formalizado. Mas os dados ofereceram também a possibilidade de reflexões sobre os respondentes, confrontados com a literatura de antropologia e sociologia disponíveis sobre as comunidades de migrantes da região. Como contribuições, o trabalho aponta caminhos possíveis para investigação de sistemas de controle e de contabilidade em organizações familiares, e estruturas organizacionais simples em geral.

  13. Control systems and strategic alignment: proposition of indicators Sistemas de controle e alinhamento estratégico: proposição de indicadores

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    Elói Júnior Damke

    2011-10-01

    development of an instrument for data collection about strategic control based on the levers of Simons (1995.O sistema de controle e alinhamento estratégico Alavancas de Controle proposto por Simons (1995 permite, a partir da concepção do equilíbrio de variáveis, ponderar sobre aspectos temporalmente distantes e avaliar efeitos e causas, assim como apreciar aspectos práticos e teóricos. Apesar da relevância deste modelo, não se encontraram estudos que apresentem uma forma de operacionalizá-lo, possibilitando sua mensuração nas organizações. Assim, este ensaio teórico visa apresentar, com base nas Alavancas de Controle de Simons (1995, um conjunto de indicadores de controle estratégico que permitam avaliar os níveis em que cada mecanismo de controle (sistema de crenças, sistema de limites, sistema diagnóstico e sistema interativo se configura nas organizações. Com o intuito de obter subsídios para o desenvolvimento dos indicadores, recorreu-se à obra de Simons (1995, por meio da qual se conseguiu incorporar conceitos e comentários do autor acerca das alavancas de controle. Espera-se, por meio da operacionalização destes mecanismos de controle estratégico, contribuir com a área de conhecimento. Já como contribuição gerencial, se pretende fornecer uma ferramenta de alinhamento e apoio à estratégia das organizações, por meio do desenvolvimento de um instrumento para coleta de dados sobre controle estratégico baseado nas alavancas de Simons (1995.

  14. Controle fuzzy espacialmente diferenciado para um sistema de irrigação

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    Feliciano, Rafaelle de Aguiar Correia

    2012-01-01

    Projetos de irrigação tradicionais não determinam localmente a disponibilidade de água no solo. Assim, podem ocorrer ciclos irregulares de irrigação: alguns insuficientes, o que provoca déficit de água; outros em demasia, o que causa falta de oxigenação nas plantas. Devido à natureza não-linear do problema e do ambiente multivariável de processos de irrigação, a lógica fuzzy é sugerida como substituta aos sistemas comerciais de irrigação tipo ON-OFF com temporização pré-definid...

  15. Herramienta de Análisis y Diseño de Sistemas de Control Basada en Hojas de Cálculo Excel

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    Nourdine Aliane

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo presenta una herramienta para el análisis y diseño de sistemas de control basada en hojas de cálculo Excel. Esta herramienta es un conjunto de subrutinas y funciones desarrolladas con el lenguaje VBA. En la actualidad, esta herramienta se limita al manejo de sistemas lineales representados mediante la función de transferencia. El usuario puede especificar modelos, obtener sus respuestas transitorias y en frecuencia, simular un sistema realimentado a través de un controlador, o ajustar los parámetros de un controlador de forma interactiva. Además, la herramienta permite al usuario mantener varias simulaciones en una misma hoja de cálculo, y su carácter interactivo hace posible observar el efecto de varios parámetros sobre el comportamiento de los sistemas de forma inmediata. Para ilustrar el alcance y algunas características de esta herramienta, se han incluido varios ejemplos. Palabras clave: Control, Sistemas lineales, Simulación, Hojas de Calculo

  16. Compromissos dos Contratos Psicológicos e Uso Diagnóstico dos Sistemas de Controle Gerencial

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    Ivan Canan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Ao investigar os compromissos assumidos pelos Agentes de Fiscalização da Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel em seus contratos psicológicos e o uso diagnóstico do sistema de controle gerencial dessa entidade, este trabalho testou a hipótese de que os indivíduos tendem a se compromissarem mais com os assuntos aos quais são cobrados dentro das organizações. Trata-se de um trabalho teórico-empírico que assumiu que os compromissos compõem a parte da crença que os indivíduos desenvolvem sobre as relações recíprocas de trocas entre si e seus contratantes, conforme o modelo de Rousseau (1989; 1995. Também assumiu que a medida com que assuntos são cobrados dos membros de uma organização corresponde à sua percepção ao uso diagnóstico dos sistemas de controle formais e informais. Metodologicamente, a pesquisa se desenvolveu em duas fases, sendo a primeira qualitativa, com análise documental e análise de conteúdo dos documentos da organização; e a segunda, quantitativa, com a aplicação de questionários respondidos pelos indivíduos que ocupam a posição individual referenciada na organização, os quais avaliaram parâmetros comportamentais que agem sobre si e que foram identificados na primeira fase. Os dados obtidos apontaram que os 42 respondentes tendem a manter altos níveis de compromisso para com as regras e normas que são propostas para seu cargo. Os resultados estatísticos também sugerem que existe uma correlação positiva significante entre os compromissos assumidos e a percepção do uso diagnóstico dos sistemas de controle para os agentes de fiscalização que responderam ao questionário.

  17. DESARROLLO DE UN SISTEMA DE CONTROL PARA LA CAPTURA Y MEDICIÓN EXPERIMENTAL DE LA EFICIENCIA Y CURVA CARACTERÍSTICA I-V EN TIEMPO REAL DE UN SISTEMA FOTOVOLTAICO UTILIZANDO LABVIEW® Y ARDUINO

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    Juan Pablo Vargas Bautista

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se presenta un sistema de control para la visualización en tiempo real de datos experimentales de la curva de eficiencia y de la curva característica I-V (corriente versus voltaje de un panel fotovoltaico (FV SUNTECH-STP030-12. El sistema está compuesto de un programa desarrollado en LabView® y un circuito electrónico de captura y procesamiento de datos.  Se utilizó un microprocesador Arduino UNO R3 para la interface entre los datos del panel FV y el programa en LabView®.  Los resultados muestran que es posible utilizar microprocesadores de bajo costo con suficiente capacidad de procesamiento en tiempo real de la información obtenida de los paneles FV.

  18. Revisión de los sistemas de control de versiones utilizados en el desarrollo de software

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    Edgar Tello-Leal

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los retos a los que se enfrentan los desarrolladores de software es generar productos eficientes y de calidad sin sacrificar tiempo o costos. Este objetivo sólo se alcanza si los actores involucrados en tal proceso pueden disponer de toda la información relacionada con el proyecto. Los sistemas de control de versiones son aplicaciones que ayudan al proceso de desarrollo de software, facilitando la gestión del control de versiones de los archivos de código fuente generados por los desarrolladores, proporcionando herramientas para la fusión y generación de una nueva versión de un proyecto, permitiendo que múltiples desarrolladores trabajen en el mismo proyecto sin ocasionar pérdida de datos o bloqueos de archivos. Además, permiten recuperar archivos generados previamente, los cuales pueden ser utilizados para solucionar errores del sistema. En el presente trabajo de investigación se presenta una revisión de las principales aplicaciones de software disponibles para la gestión del control de versiones con un enfoque hacia su utilización en el desarrollo de software. Adicionalmente, se analiza su funcionamiento de acuerdo al método de administración de la información contenida en los repositorios, describiendo el proceso de creación, actualización y generación de versiones de archivos de código almacenados en los repositorios.

  19. Event-Driven Control for Networked Control Systems With Quantization and Markov Packet Losses.

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    Yang, Hongjiu; Xu, Yang; Zhang, Jinhui

    2016-05-23

    In this paper, event-driven is used in a networked control system (NCS) which is subjected to the effect of quantization and packet losses. A discrete event-detector is used to monitor specific events in the NCS. Both an arbitrary region quantizer and Markov jump packet losses are also considered for the NCS. Based on zoom strategy and Lyapunov theory, a complete proof is given to guarantee mean square stability of the closed-loop system. Stabilization of the NCS is ensured by designing a feedback controller. Lastly, an inverted pendulum model is given to show the advantages and effectiveness of the proposed results.

  20. Compromissos dos Contratos Psicológicos e Uso Diagnóstico dos Sistemas de Controle Gerencial

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    Ivan Canan; Gilberto de Andrade Martins; Patrícia Oda

    2016-01-01

    Ao investigar os compromissos assumidos pelos Agentes de Fiscalização da Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) em seus contratos psicológicos e o uso diagnóstico do sistema de controle gerencial dessa entidade, este trabalho testou a hipótese de que os indivíduos tendem a se compromissarem mais com os assuntos aos quais são cobrados dentro das organizações. Trata-se de um trabalho teórico-empírico que assumiu que os compromissos compõem a parte da crença que os indivíduos desenvolvem ...

  1. Diseño de un sistema de control interno basado en el modelo Coso para el área contable y financiera de la compañía industrial y comercial TCM S.A.

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    Llumitaxi Saltos, Jenniffer Lissette; Vélez Swett, Jean Carlos

    2015-01-01

    La finalidad del proyecto se enfoca en proponer un Sistema de Control Interno basado en el sistema COSO 1, adecuado a las actividades de la compañía. The purpose of the project is to focus on the proposal of an Internal Control System based on the COSO 1 system, appropriate to the activities of the company.

  2. Aplicação de técnicas Fuzzy no controle de pressão em sistemas de abastecimento de água

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    Wil Lavor Lucena Camboim

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento de um sistema Fuzzy para o controle de pressão de redes de distribuição de água, por meio da utilização de conversores de frequência acoplados aos conjuntos motor-bomba. Todo o estudo foi desenvolvido em uma bancada experimental instrumentalizada, simulando um sistema de abastecimento real. A utilização de conjuntos motor-bomba em paralelo gerou ao sistema um grande número de possibilidades de combinação das variações de velocidade dos conjuntos motor-bomba, com velocidades de rotação diferentes. O controlador Fuzzy identifica a melhor opção, referente ao consumo energético do sistema, e toma a decisão alusiva ao estado dos motores (ligado, desligado ou com rotação parcial. Todo esse processo é realizado na condição de atender a demanda de vazão do sistema, além de manter a pressão constante com o menor consumo energético possível.

  3. Relación entre el desarrollo de sistemas de control de gestión y los recursos y capacidades caso : Teleperformance Colombia

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    Molina Castillo, David Fernando; Triana Hernández, Danny Andrés

    2015-01-01

    Siguiendo un marco teórico integrado por varios autores entorno a los sistemas de control de gestión a lo largo de varias décadas, este trabajo pretende estudiar y contrastar la relación entre el desarrollo de dichos sistemas y los recursos y capacidades. Para tal fin, se desarrolló un estudio de caso en Teleperformance Colombia (TC), una empresa dedicada a prestación de servicio de tercerización de procesos o business process outsourcing. En el estudio se establecieron dos variables para ...

  4. Examination of Icing Induced Loss of Control and Its Mitigations

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    Reehorst, Andrew L.; Addy, Harold E., Jr.; Colantonio, Renato O.

    2010-01-01

    Factors external to the aircraft are often a significant causal factor in loss of control (LOC) accidents. In today s aviation world, very few accidents stem from a single cause and typically have a number of causal factors that culminate in a LOC accident. Very often the "trigger" that initiates an accident sequence is an external environment factor. In a recent NASA statistical analysis of LOC accidents, aircraft icing was shown to be the most common external environmental LOC causal factor for scheduled operations. When investigating LOC accident or incidents aircraft icing causal factors can be categorized into groups of 1) in-flight encounter with super-cooled liquid water clouds, 2) take-off with ice contamination, or 3) in-flight encounter with high concentrations of ice crystals. As with other flight hazards, icing induced LOC accidents can be prevented through avoidance, detection, and recovery mitigations. For icing hazards, avoidance can take the form of avoiding flight into icing conditions or avoiding the hazard of icing by making the aircraft tolerant to icing conditions. Icing detection mitigations can take the form of detecting icing conditions or detecting early performance degradation caused by icing. Recovery from icing induced LOC requires flight crew or automated systems capable of accounting for reduced aircraft performance and degraded control authority during the recovery maneuvers. In this report we review the icing induced LOC accident mitigations defined in a recent LOC study and for each mitigation describe a research topic required to enable or strengthen the mitigation. Many of these research topics are already included in ongoing or planned NASA icing research activities or are being addressed by members of the icing research community. These research activities are described and the status of the ongoing or planned research to address the technology needs is discussed

  5. The balanced scorecard: un sistema de control estratégico para la gestión pública

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    ociales The balanced scorecard: un sistema de control estratégico para la gestión pública Germán Guerrero Chaparro

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    Full Text Available The Balanced Scorecard constituye una herramienta de gestión que incorpora los elementos de un sistema de control estratégico, y por lo tanto, es un aporte teórico y práctico importante que puede contribuirá mejorarla gestión de organizaciones públicas. Masque un sistema de medición y evaluación. Balanced Scorecard es un sistema de gestión estratégico a través del cual se realizan importantes y decisivos procesas de gestión coma: clarificar y traducir la visión y la estrategia; comunicar y vincular los objetivos e indicadores estratégicos; planificar y establecer objetivos y alinear iniciativas estratégicas, y aumentar el feeback y la formación estratégica Balanced Scorecard permite a las empresas mejorar aquellos aspectos considerados estratégicos mediante la construcción de relaciones causa-efecto entre los objetivos y los indicadores de medición partiendo de cuatro perspectivas básicas: la financiera, la del cliente, la de los procesos internos y la de la formación y crecimiento. Su aplicación en el mundo público puede contribuir a cambiar de forma radical el modelo de gestión burocrático que caracteriza a las Administraciones Públicas, orientándolo hacia un modelo de gestión estratégico basado en la consecución de objetivos estratégicos de largo plazo. Así mismo, el Balanced Scorecard resulta un instrumento valioso para afrontar y responderá la exigencia de gestionar de forma eficiente los recursos financieros cada vez más escasos, proporcionando información cuantitativa y cualitativa que permita asignar, seguir y controlar el presupuesto público. Finalmente, conviene señalar que a pesar de ser un instrumento útil y de aplicabilidad práctica no es la solución a todos los puntos débiles de las organizaciones.

  6. Fuel oil heating process and viscosity control system based on PI controllers; Proceso de calentamiento de combustoleo y sistema de control de viscosidad en base a controladores PI

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    Delgadillo Valencia, Miguel Angel; Dominguez Molina, Beatriz Adriana [Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacionn Instituto de Investigaciones Eletricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: madv@iie.org.mx; ingbty@hotmail.com

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    This job presents a mathematical development for evaluating the fuel oil viscosity from direct pressure drop measurement data in a piece of tube, the density of the oil and the oil flow at the main heater input of a conventional power plant. A group of curves obtained from different type of oils are presented in equation form which are used to interpolate the actual oil and to extend it to evaluate the corresponding temperature for the goal viscosity. This temperature is used as temperature setpoint for the proposed viscosity control system. A conventional plant main heater model is developed in order to carry out simulation tests for the viscosity control. Simulation tests are done in the Simulink of Matlab platform and graphs of runs are presented. [Spanish] Este trabajo presenta un desarrollo matematico para la evaluacion de la viscosidad del combustoleo a partir de datos de medicion directa de caida de presion en un tramo de tuberia, de la densidad y del flujo de combustible a la entrada del calentador principal de una central termoelectrica convencional. A traves de datos de diferentes tipos de combustible se presentaron un conjunto de curvas, representadas por ecuaciones, mediante las cuales se interpola la curva correspondiente al combustible actual y se proyecta para evaluar la temperatura correspondiente a la viscosidad objetivo; esta temperatura objetivo se utiliza despues como senal de punto de ajuste para el control de la viscosidad del combustible en un sistema de control propuesto. Para la realizacion de pruebas del control de viscosidad, se plantea el desarrollo del modelo del calentador principal de la central termoelectrica. Las corridas de simulacion se realizan en la plataforma de Simulink de Matlab y se presentan las graficas de dichas corridas.

  7. 40 CFR 1060.104 - What running loss emission control requirements apply?

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What running loss emission control... STATIONARY EQUIPMENT Emission Standards and Related Requirements § 1060.104 What running loss emission control requirements apply? (a) Engines and equipment must meet running loss requirements as follows: (1...

  8. INCIDENCIA DE LOS SISTEMAS DE CONTROL CONTABLE EN LA GESTION ADMINISTRATIVA DE LAS EMPRESAS PRIVADAS EN LA PROVINCIA DE SANTA ELENA AÑO 2014

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    Karina Bricio; Carol Caamaño

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigaciones tiene como objetivo evaluar la incidencia de los  sistemas de control contable en la gestion administrativa de las emoresas privadas en la provincia de Santa Elena, el proyecto está enmarcado dentro del área de gestion administrativa, comunicación organizacional, control contable, informes financieros, control de registros contables, entre otros, se han venido desarrollando desde hace años los procesos administrativos de una manera manual y se han implementadi sist...

  9. Formulação do controle preventivo em sistemas de distribuição de energia elétrica baseada na lógica fuzzy e redes neurais

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    Tonelli Neto, Mauro de Souza [UNESP

    2012-01-01

    Esta pesquisa tem por objetivo o desenvolvimento de um sistema inteligente que realize o controle preventivo em sistemas de distribuição de energia elétrica. Trata-se de um procedimento para diagnosticar distúrbios possam provocar danos em componentes do sistema e, principalmente, a interrupção do fornecimento de energia aos consumidores. Este sistema inteligente será desenvolvido baseando-se no emprego da transformada wavelet, lógica fuzzy e redes neurais artificiais, em especial uma arquite...

  10. Sistemas integrados con Arduino

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    EL YAKOUTI, MOHAMMED

    2017-01-01

    Design of a robot prototype remotely controllable from Bluetooth using Arduino. Control and testing of sensors and events interacting with Arduino and Bluetooth. Diseño de un prototipo de robot controlable remotamente con Bluetooth utilizando Arduino. Control y verificación de los sensores y eventos que interactúan mediante el Arduino y el Bluetooth. El Yakouti, M. (2017). Sistemas integrados con Arduino. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/89274. TFGM

  11. Sistemas de aplicação e inseticidas no controle de Anticarsia gemmatalis na soja Application systems and insecticides to control Anticarsia gemmatalis in soybean

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    Jerson V. C. Guedes

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Normalmente, a aplicação de inseticidas para o controle de Anticarsia gemmatalis na cultura da soja é realizada com bicos hidráulicos. Dentre outras possibilidades se destacam a assistência de ar junto à barra de pulverização e a aplicação de baixo volume oleoso por atomizadores rotativos de discos. Em um experimento realizado na cultura da soja, na safra 2009/10, avaliou-se a eficiência de controle de A. gemmatalis utilizando-se sistemas de aplicação e inseticidas. O delineamento utilizado foi bifatorial com o fator A constituído por sistemas de aplicação, sendo: A1 - pulverização com atomizadores rotativos de discos; A2 - pulverização com bicos hidráulicos; A3 - pulverização com assistência de ar e o fator D, constituído por inseticidas, sendo: D1 - Cipermetrina e D2 - Lufenurom + profenofós. Não houve interação do inseticida com o sistema de aplicação; além disso, a mistura de inseticidas Lufenurom + Profenofós apresentou efeito residual superior a Cipermetrina. O sistema de aplicação baixo volume oleoso com atomizadores rotativos de discos e o sistema de bicos hidráulicos com assistência de ar junto à barra de pulverização são mais eficientes que a pulverização com bicos hidráulicos no controle de Anticarsia gemmatalis na cultura da soja.The application of insecticides to control Anticarsia gemmatalis in soybean is through hydraulic nozzles. Among the innovations stands out the air-assisted boom sprayer and the application of low oil volume by a rotary discs atomizer. In an experiment conducted with soybean during the 2009/2010 growing season, the control efficiency of A. gemmatalis using application systems and insecticides was assessed. The experimental design was a two-factor, with the factor A being the application systems, as follows: A1 - spraying with rotary discs atomizer; A2 - spraying with hydraulic nozzles and A3 - spraying with air-assistance; and factor D was composed of insecticides

  12. Beam loss control in the LINAC4 design

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    Stovall, J; Crandall, K

    2010-01-01

    The Linac4 DTL reference design has been modified to reduce the power consumption in tank 1 by modifying the accelerating field and phase law. In addition we have adopted an FFDD focusing lattice throughout to minimize expected losses resulting from alignment errors. We have observed, however, that this design suffers from decreasing transverse acceptance and a sensitivity to misalignments that causes any expected beam loss to occcur at the high energy end of the DTL. In this note we investigate two solutions to increase the acceptance, decrease its sensitivity to misalignments and eliminate the potential for a beam-loss “bottleneck” at 50 MeV.

  13. Strategy and technologies for the air pollution active control: The MONIQA system; Estrategia y tecnologias para el control activo de la contaminacion del aire: El sistema MONIQA

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    Sozzi, Roberto; Favaron, Maurizio [Servizi Territorio, Cinisello Balsamo, (Italy)

    1996-12-31

    What all the environmental laws of the various nations manifest is to permit a harmonic economical development without creating problems to the environment. This paper states that in order to achieve the former it is needed first to know the air pollution, second, the understanding of the transport phenomena and the dispersion of the pollutants in the air, and third the air pollution control. To confront in an effective manner the air pollution problems it is proposed the use of the MONIQA System. This system will aid the designer, the authorities and the population to respond to their questions in a fast and quick manner [Espanol] Lo que expresan todas las leyes ambientales de las diferentes naciones es permitir un desarrollo economico armonico sin crear problemas al medio ambiente. Esta ponencia propone que para lograr lo anterior es necesario primero el conocimiento de la contaminacion atmosferica, segundo la comprension de los fenomenos del transporte y de la dispersion de los contaminantes en el aire y tercero, el control de la contaminacion del aire. Para confrontar de manera eficaz los problemas de contaminacion atmosferica se propone el uso del sistema MONIQA. Este sistema ayudara a los proyectistas, autoridades y a la poblacion a responder sus preguntas de manera rapida y veloz

  14. Strategy and technologies for the air pollution active control: The MONIQA system; Estrategia y tecnologias para el control activo de la contaminacion del aire: El sistema MONIQA

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    Sozzi, Roberto; Favaron, Maurizio [Servizi Territorio, Cinisello Balsamo, (Italy)

    1997-12-31

    What all the environmental laws of the various nations manifest is to permit a harmonic economical development without creating problems to the environment. This paper states that in order to achieve the former it is needed first to know the air pollution, second, the understanding of the transport phenomena and the dispersion of the pollutants in the air, and third the air pollution control. To confront in an effective manner the air pollution problems it is proposed the use of the MONIQA System. This system will aid the designer, the authorities and the population to respond to their questions in a fast and quick manner [Espanol] Lo que expresan todas las leyes ambientales de las diferentes naciones es permitir un desarrollo economico armonico sin crear problemas al medio ambiente. Esta ponencia propone que para lograr lo anterior es necesario primero el conocimiento de la contaminacion atmosferica, segundo la comprension de los fenomenos del transporte y de la dispersion de los contaminantes en el aire y tercero, el control de la contaminacion del aire. Para confrontar de manera eficaz los problemas de contaminacion atmosferica se propone el uso del sistema MONIQA. Este sistema ayudara a los proyectistas, autoridades y a la poblacion a responder sus preguntas de manera rapida y veloz

  15. Aspectos financeiros relacionados às perdas de nutrientes por erosão hídrica em diferentes sistemas de manejo do solo Financial aspects of nutrient losses by water erosion in different soil management systems

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    Ildegardis Bertol

    2007-02-01

    SD e o PM comportaram-se de modo semelhante em termos de valor monetário das referidas perdas, em cujos tratamentos as perdas de água e solo foram expressivamente menores que no preparo convencional. O valor monetário da perda anual por hectare de K expresso na forma de cloreto de potássio, por erosão hídrica, foi equivalente a 2,6 vezes aquele representado pelo somatório das perdas de P na forma de superfosfato triplo e de Ca e Mg na forma de calcário, na média dos sistemas de manejo do solo. Na SD, essas perdas foram de US$ 14,83 por hectare por ano, enquanto no PM foram de US$ 16,33 e, no PC, de US$ 24,94. Na média destes sistemas de manejo do solo, o valor monetário total anual por hectare das perdas de P expresso na forma de superfosfato triplo correspondeu a 8,6 %, enquanto de K na forma de cloreto de potássio e de Ca e Mg expressos na forma de calcário o valor correspondeu a 76,8 e 14,6 %, respectivamente.Water erosion is the most deleterious form of soil degradation. Besides reducing the production capacity of soils for crops, it causes strong financial and environmental impacts, due to the nutrient losses associated with it. This research work was developed with the objective of quantifying water and soil losses, P, K, Ca, and Mg losses in runoff water and extracted P, and exchangeable K, Ca and Mg losses in runoff sediments, caused by rainfall erosion, in an experiment conducted under natural rainfall, in the period from November, 1992 to October, 2003, in the south of the region Planalto Catarinense, in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The financial value of these nutrients were calculated, expressed in triple phosphate (P, potassium chloride (K, and limestone (Ca and Mg, which were lost through water erosion from an Inceptsoil with 0.10 m m-1 slope steepness, under the following three different soil management systems: (a conventional tillage (CT, (b minimum tillage (MT, and (c no tillage (NT, in duplication. One of the replications was

  16. Core y sistema de control neuro-motor: mecanismos básicos para la estabilidad del raquis lumbar

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    Víctor SEGARRA

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El "CORE" es un concepto funcional que engloba la integración de tres sistemas cuyo óptimo funcionamiento garantiza la realización de tareas con una mayor eficacia y seguridad a nivel raquídeo, permitiendo adecuados niveles de estabilidad y control del movimiento. En este sentido, a fin de afrontar con éxito retos que demanden un control dinámico de la columna y la pelvis, el SNC debe aplicar estrategias diferentes, sopesando as fuerzas internas y externas con el fin de proporcionar una respuesta muscular que permita un movimiento óptimo y resista cualquier posible perturbación. En el presente manuscrito se revisa de forma aplicada, las bases, atendiendo a la información disponible actualmente, de los mecanismos básicos de control motor y las posibles alteraciones en los mismos a ser considerados por los especialistas en ejercicio respecto a su intervención mediante programas de ejercicio para la mejora de la capacidad de estabilización raquídea.

  17. Evaluation and tuning of control algorithms for power system stabilizers; Evaluacion y sintonizacion de algoritmos de control para el estabilizador de sistemas de potencia

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    Ramirez Gonzalez, Miguel

    1998-08-01

    A procedure based on the phase compensation technique for tuning satisfactorily lead-lag power system stabilizers (PSS) is presented in this work. This procedure can be applied to standard models of PSS`s (with two phase compensation stages) where rotor speed deviation or an equivalent rotor speed signal is used as input. An analysis of several state of the art advanced control schemes is also presented, which are proposed for overcoming the limitations of conventional fixed parameters PSS`s. The advantages and drawbacks in designing certain types of PSS`s which are based on adaptive control, fuzzy logic and neural networks techniques are investigated. Based on this study, and taking into account the highly complex and non-linear nature of power systems, a fuzzy logic PSS is designed. In order to have good damping characteristics, speed deviation ({Delta}{omega}) of a machine and its acceleration ({Delta}{omega}) are chosen as the input signals to the fuzzy stabilizer of that particular machine. The performance of the lead-lag PSS and fuzzy stabilizer are validated through the simulation of two case studies: a single machine-infinite bus system, and a multimachine power system. All simulations were performed using a tool based on algorithms developed in MATLAB for the study of power system stability. [Espanol] Se presenta un procedimiento basado en la tecnica de compensacion de fase para ajustar en forma satisfactoria los parametros de los estabilizadores de sistemas de potencia (ESP) del tipo de adelanto-atraso. Este procedimiento es aplicable a modelos estandar de ESP`s (con dos redes de compensacion de fase) que utilizan como senal de entrada la velocidad del rotor del generador en cuestion, o una senal de velocidad equivalente. Por otra parte, se realiza un estudio de diversos esquemas de control avanzado del ESP que se proponen en la literatura actual para superar las limitantes de los estabilizadores convencionales. Basicamente, se analizan las ventajas y

  18. Modelización aplicada al diseño de sistemas de control en el horno alto

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    Rosal, R.

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available The production of pig iron in blast furnaces resists automatic control strategies due to the lack of knowledge about physical and chemical phenomena taking place inside the reactor. High dimensions lead to important dead times and lags. As a consequence it is very difficult to quantify control actions from actual process measurements. A simplified multizonal mathematical model has been proposed that allowed the description of a given blast furnace excluding hearth. Parameters underlying the model have been identified and, under appropriate assumptions, temperature and composition profiles have been established. The analysis of model predictions has been illustrated with steady-state responses to typical control actions.

    El control del proceso de fabricación de arrabio en hornos altos resulta complejo debido a las condiciones de operación: conocimiento incompleto de la quimicofísica de los procesos que tienen lugar en el interior del homo, grandes dimensiones del reactor que se traducen en tiempos muertos considerables y constantes de tiempo elevadas que provocan una gran inercia a las acciones de control. En este trabajo, se ha planteado un modelo matemático por zonas que permite describir el comportamiento del homo excepto el crisol, se han identificado sus parámetros y se ha obtenido el perfil interno de temperaturas y composiciones. El análisis del modelo permite predecir los efectos de un cambio en cualquier variable del sistema así como desarrollar un algoritmo de control automático.

  19. Sistema Solar

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    2011-01-01

    Lección sobre el Sistema Solar. Curso de Astronomía Básica, segunda edición, impartido por los miembros de la Federación de Asociaciones de Astronomía Cielo de Comellas. Casa de la Ciencia, sábados, del 24 de septiembre al 22 de octubre de 2011

  20. Automatic system of tests for control equipment in combined cycle power stations; Sistema automatico de pruebas para equipos de control en centrales de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez M, Miguel A; Flores L, Zenon; Delgadillo V, Miguel A; Gutierrez A, Ruben [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    This article deals on the Automatic System of Tests, denominated PROBADOR, used by the Gerencia de Control e Instrumentation (GCI) of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)for the accomplishment of dynamic tests in laboratory, to the systems of acquisition and control developed with the electronic line SAC-IIE that are installed in the Thermoelectric Power station of Combined Cycle (CTCC) of Dos Bocas, Veracruz and Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Also the architecture, the functions that are carried out in the equipment of the System of Acquisition and control (SAC) and in the personal computer (PC) that conforms it are described, as well as the methodology used for the development of the tests. The PC constitutes Interface Man-Machine (IMM) and in the SAC equipment the simulation of the processes is made (by means of the execution of algebraic-differential equations) in the compressor, combustion chamber, gas turbine, heat recuperators, steam turbines and condenser equipment that integrate a CTCC. The equations that are used are based in the thermodynamics, flow dynamics and heat transfer; they become attached to the real process with a margin of error that is estimated in 10%. Finally, the tendencies of the PROBADOR and the technical and economic advantages are described that it has provided for the improvement in the performance of the control systems, before different situations, with no need to have the real process. [Spanish] Este articulo versa sobre el Sistema Automatico de Pruebas, denominado PROBADOR, utilizado por la Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI) del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas para la realizacion de pruebas dinamicas en laboratorio, a los sistemas de adquisicion y control desarrollado con la linea electronica SAC-IIE que estan instalados en las Centrales Termoelectricas de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC) de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Tambien se describen la arquitectura, las funciones que se llevan

  1. Hackeando los ciber-riesgos en la cadena de suministro: Para entender los controles correctos, hay que mirar el sistema

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    Sepúlveda Estay, Daniel Alberto; Khan, Omera

    2016-01-01

    teoría de control, y se enuncia una nueva forma de entender la resiliencia en la cadena de suministro. Nuestro trabajo propone un cambio foco desde la confiabilidad de los componentes individuales en la cadena de suministro, hacia el control y un entendimiento más profundo del sistema.......Si se consideran tanto la creciente complejidad de las redes de abastecimiento, como la consecuente exposición de estas redes a interrupciones inesperadas ocasionadas por ciber-ataques, se requiere una forma más amplia para entender los ciber-riesgos en las cadenas de suministro. En este artículo...... se describen algunas de las razones por las que los métodos de evaluación de riesgos actuales son insuficientes, se proporciona una analogía para entender los efectos dinámicos en una empresa, se describe en términos generales lo que significa entender los ciber-riesgos desde el punto de vista de...

  2. Future Integrated Systems Concept for Preventing Aircraft Loss-of-Control Accidents

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    Belcastro, Christine M.; Jacobson, Steven r.

    2010-01-01

    Loss of control remains one of the largest contributors to aircraft fatal accidents worldwide. Aircraft loss-of-control accidents are highly complex in that they can result from numerous causal and contributing factors acting alone or (more often) in combination. Hence, there is no single intervention strategy to prevent these accidents. This paper presents future system concepts and research directions for preventing aircraft loss-of-control accidents.

  3. Rotor Field Oriented Control with adaptive Iron Loss Compensation

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    Rasmussen, Henrik; Vadstrup, P.; Børsting, H.

    1999-01-01

    of the motor referenced to the rotor magnetizing current, and with the extension of an iron loss resistor added in parallel to the magnetizing inductance. The resistor estimator is based on the observation that the actual applied stator voltages deviates from the voltage estimated, when a motor is current......It is well known from the literature that iron loses in an induction motor implies field angle estimation errors and hence detuning problems. In this paper a new method for estimating the iron loss resistor in an induction motor is presented. The method is based on a traditional dynamic model...

  4. Domogis: prototipo de un interfaz del sistema de control de un edificio integrado en un SIG

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    Álvarez, M.; Arquero, Á.; Martínez, E.; Río, O.

    2010-01-01

    This paper deals with of a the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for domotic control. The foccus is put on the communication interface between the building control system (BCS) integrated in a GIS. For get this aim, the GIS of the Montegancedo Campus where is located the Facultad de infomatica of UPM and the creation of an interface is needed. The implemented interface in Microsoft C# language allows the control, monotorizing and management of the sensors data installated in the C...

  5. Estimated losses of energy in a power system using a semi-statistical methodology; Estimacion de perdidas de energia en un sistema electrico de potencia mediante una metodologia semi-estadistica

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    Martinez Martinez, D [Centro Universitario UAEM, Valle de Teotihuacan (Mexico)]. E-mail: david_2mtz@hotmail.com; Martinez Lendech, J.F [Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores del Oriente del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico)]. E-mail: mrtzlendech@hotmail.com; Garcia Herrera, C; Olvera Ricano, J.G. [Centro Universitario UAEM, Valle de Teotihuacan (Mexico)]. E-mails: cozobi_garcia@yahoo.com.mx; jgolverar@uaemex.mx

    2013-03-15

    Determination of electrical losses is one of the most important tasks for any enterprise dedicated to generation, transmission, transformation and/or distribution of electric energy. Any enterprise dedicated to these activities does continuously energy balances in order to estimate whole electrical losses of specific processes. However, it is necessary to classify the whole electrical losses into technical and non-technical losses. This paper presents a proposal for estimating technical and non-technical losses in an electrical power system. [Spanish] La determinacion de las perdidas de energia electrica es una de las labores mas importantes en cualquier empresa dedicada a la generacion, transmision, transformacion y/o distribucion de energia electrica. Es indudable que toda empresa dedicada a cualquiera de las actividades mencionadas anteriormente realiza periodicamente balances de energia que permiten estimar el valor de las perdidas totales de energia del proceso considerado. No obstante, para poder realizar un mejor analisis de la problematica de las perdidas de energia, es necesario separar el valor total de perdidas obtenido mediante un balance de energia, en perdidas tecnicas y perdidas no tecnicas. El presente trabajo presenta una propuesta para la estimacion de perdidas tecnicas y no tecnicas en un sistema electrico de potencia.

  6. On a multi-channel transportation loss system with controlled input and controlled service

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    Jewgeni Dshalalow

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available A multi-channel loss queueing system is investigated. The input stream is a controlled point process. The service in each of m parallel channels depends on the state of the system at certain moments of time when input and service may be controlled. To obtain explicitly the limiting distribution of the main process (Zt (the number of busy channels in equilibrium, an auxiliary three dimensional process with two additional components (one of them is a semi-Markov process is treated as semi-regenerative process. An optimization problem is discussed. Simple expressions for an objective function are derived.

  7. SOBRE EL CONTROL EN SISTEMAS DINÁMICOS DE DIMENSIÓN INFINITA EN ESPACIOS DE HILBERT Y DE FRECHÉT

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    Nancy López-Reyes

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Se revisa el Control sobre sistemas dinámicos lineales de dimensión infnita que evolucionan en espacios con propiedades geométrico-algebraicas diferentes. En un caso, sobre espacios de Hilbert, los cuales poseen una rica estructura geométrico-algebraica, muy útil para el tratamiento del control, desde el punto de vista del enfoque dominio-frecuencia y del enfoque espacio-estado. En el otro caso, sobre espacios de Frechét, en particular sobre H(D, cuyas propiedades geométricas implican un tratamiento diferente del Control. Ambos casos se ilustran con sendos ejemplos de aplicaciones interesantes, uno relacionado con Sistemas Integrables y el otro con la conocida Ecuaci on de Loewner.

  8. Determination of the Reliability of Product Quality Loss and Control ...

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    Product quality loss was determined to be 22. However, the X-chart was found to be the most suitable and effective. The values indicate that by using the X-chart model, about 96.4% of the suspected defective products would actually survive standard tests. This model has successfully eliminated the number of the proposed ...

  9. Loss Minimization and Voltage Control in Smart Distribution Grid

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    Juelsgaard, Morten; Sloth, Christoffer; Wisniewski, Rafal

    2014-01-01

    This work presents a strategy for increasing the installation of electric vehicles and solar panels in low-voltage grids, while obeying voltage variation constraints. Our approach employs minimization of active power losses for coordinating consumption and generation of power, as well as reactive...

  10. Weight control behaviors of highly successful weight loss maintainers: the Portuguese Weight Control Registry.

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    Santos, Inês; Vieira, Paulo N; Silva, Marlene N; Sardinha, Luís B; Teixeira, Pedro J

    2017-04-01

    To describe key behaviors reported by participants in the Portuguese Weight Control Registry and to determine associations between these behaviors and weight loss maintenance. A total of 388 adults participated in this cross-sectional study. Assessments included demographic information, weight history, weight loss and weight maintenance strategies, dietary intake, and physical activity. Participants lost on average 18 kg, which they had maintained for ~28 months. Their average dietary intake was 2199 kcal/day, with 33 % of energy coming from fat. About 78 % of participants engaged in levels of moderate-plus-vigorous physical activity exceeding 150 min/week (51 % above 250 min/week), with men accumulating 82 more minutes than women (p breakfast. Greater weight loss maintenance was associated with higher levels of physical activity, walking, weight self-monitoring, establishing specific goals, and with reduced portion size use, reduced consumption of carbohydrates, and increased consumption of protein, (p < 0.05). Results indicate that weight loss maintenance is possible through the adoption of a nutritionally-balanced diet and regular participation in physical activity, but also suggest that adopting different (and, to a degree, individualized) set of behavioral strategies is key for achieving success.

  11. Modelado, Simulación y Control de Satélites en los Puntos de Lagrange del Sistema Tierra - Luna

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    F. Alonso Zotes

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El objetivo de este artículo es modelar, analizar y controlar una constelación de cinco satélites, situados en los puntos de Lagrange del sistema Tierra – Luna. El modelo se ha desarrollado incluyendo efectos complejos no considerados habitualmente, como el viento solar, la no esfericidad de los planetas y la deriva de la órbita lunar, para hacerlo más realista. Sobre los satélites se ejerce una propulsión continua, calculada por medio de controladores tipo PD, tanto convencionales como borrosos, y cuya finalidad es situar y mantener a cada satélite en su punto de Lagrange frente a las inestabilidades y derivas inherentes al sistema. El sistema completo se ha implementado en el lenguaje de modelado Modelica, para el que se han creado una serie de elementos aeroespaciales, y las simulaciones se han desarrollado con el software Dymola. Tanto con los controladores clásicos como con los borrosos se han obtenido muy buenos resultados. Palabras clave: modelado, simulación, control borroso, satélites, puntos de Lagrange, sistema Tierra-Luna

  12. Gestión de riesgos y controles en sistemas de información: del aprendizaje a la transformación organizacional

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    Marlene Lucila Guerrero Julio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La gestión de riesgos y controles en sistemas de información (GRCSI comúnmente se ve como una función técnica encomendada a expertos en tecnologías de la información, ingenieros de software o programadores de sistemas de información. No obstante, esta labor requiere una perspectiva más amplia que aporte al aprendizaje de su sentido y a la apropiación de los procesos de cambio organizacional que ella requiere. Este artículo presenta el resultado de un proceso de investigación, abordado desde la perspectiva del pensamiento de sistemas blandos para apoyar la GRCSI en las organizaciones, mostrando el sistema de actividad humana de la dirección estratégica de tecnologías de información, la transformación organizacional necesaria y la descripción de las actividades y métodos propuestos.

  13. Gestión de riesgos y controles en sistemas de información: del aprendizaje a la transformación organizacional

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    Marlene Lucila Guerrero Julio

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available La gestión de riesgos y controles en sistemas de información (GRCSI comúnmente se ve como una función técnica encomendada a expertos en tecnologías de la información, ingenieros de software o programadores de sistemas de información. No obstante, esta labor requiere una perspectiva más amplia que aporte al aprendizaje de su sentido y a la apropiación de los procesos de cambio organizacional que ella requiere. Este artículo presenta el resultado de un proceso de investigación, abordado desde la perspectiva del pensamiento de sistemas blandos para apoyar la GRCSI en las organizaciones, mostrando el sistema de actividad humana de la dirección estratégica de tecnologías de información, la transformación organizacional necesaria y la descripción de las actividades y métodos propuestos.

  14. Ammonia volatilization losses from paddy fields under controlled irrigation with different drainage treatments.

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    He, Yupu; Yang, Shihong; Xu, Junzeng; Wang, Yijiang; Peng, Shizhang

    2014-01-01

    The effect of controlled drainage (CD) on ammonia volatilization (AV) losses from paddy fields under controlled irrigation (CI) was investigated by managing water table control levels using a lysimeter. Three drainage treatments were implemented, namely, controlled water table depth 1 (CWT1), controlled water table depth 2 (CWT2), and controlled water table depth 3 (CWT3). As the water table control levels increased, irrigation water volumes in the CI paddy fields decreased. AV losses from paddy fields reduced due to the increases in water table control levels. Seasonal AV losses from CWT1, CWT2, and CWT3 were 59.8, 56.7, and 53.0 kg N ha(-1), respectively. AV losses from CWT3 were 13.1% and 8.4% lower than those from CWT1 and CWT2, respectively. A significant difference in the seasonal AV losses was confirmed between CWT1 and CWT3. Less weekly AV losses followed by TF and PF were also observed as the water table control levels increased. The application of CD by increasing water table control levels to a suitable level could effectively reduce irrigation water volumes and AV losses from CI paddy fields. The combination of CI and CD may be a feasible water management method of reducing AV losses from paddy fields.

  15. Impacto do Sistema de Controle sobre a Venda de Novos Produtos

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    Valter Afonso Vieira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper’s main goal is to understand the impact of control systems on the relationship between a salesperson’s effort and their performance. The control systems have two perspectives: outcome and behavior. The difference between them is how a salesperson is evaluated in regards to their job. If the sales manager is only concerned with sales results, the control system is based on outcome. However, if the sales manager is concerned with a salesperson’s capacities, abilities and knowledge, the control system is based on behavior. Based on the theories developed by Anderson and Oliver (1987 and Oliver and Anderson (1994, we proposed a theoretical framework to explain sales performance, positioning the control system as a moderating variable. We undertook two descriptive field investigations to test the proposed model’s hypotheses for pharmaceutical sales representatives and car dealer salespersons. We estimated four regression equations to test the hypotheses. The first conclusion is that the perception of product innovation by salespeople actually influences the launch of new products. The second conclusion showed that salesperson effort has a negative relationship with performance. Third, we demonstrated the moderating effect control systems have on the relationship between salesperson experience and sales efforts.

  16. Precios de los medicamentos: cómo se establecen y cuáles son sus sistemas de control

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    Joan Rovira Forns

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El precio es una de las principales barreras de acceso a los medicamentos. Por ello es importante conocer cómo se forman los precios y qué factores determinan su cuantía y también qué formas de intervención y regulación son las más adecuadas teniendo en cuenta sus efectos, tanto sobre el acceso, como sobre la innovación, la producción local y otros posibles objetivos de la política de medicamentos. El análisis económico ha desarrollado un conjunto de modelos de mercado que permiten explicar el comportamiento de los precios, aunque los mercados reales divergen sustancialmente de los modelos teóricos. La regulación de precios está justificada por los llamados “fallos de mercado”; la regulación de precios basada en el costo de producción, la modalidad de control de precios más tradicional, ha caído en desuso a favor de los sistemas de precios de referencia internacionales y por la fijación del precio basada en el valor.

  17. Alternativas para o controle de odores e corrosão em sistemas de coleta e tratamento de esgoto

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    Emanuel Manfred Freire Brandt

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este artigo busca consolidar as principais características, vantagens e desvantagens de métodos disponíveis no meio técnico e científico para o controle de odores e corrosão em redes coletoras e estações de tratamento de esgoto, trazendo uma abordagem atualizada sobre soluções preventivas relacionadas à concepção e à operação de sistemas de esgotamento, com adição de compostos químicos ou aeração em fase líquida. São apresentados os princípios de cada técnica e consolidadas as principais diretrizes para o projeto de alternativas. Além disso, são apresentadas diretrizes para a concepção de soluções corretivas com contenção e exaustão de unidades/fontes potencialmente odorantes, incluindo uma discussão sobre os processos atualmente disponíveis no meio técnico-científico para tratamento de gases odorantes e corrosivos.

  18. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Control Strategy Based on Power Loss Calculations

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    Boyd, Steven J

    2006-01-01

    Defining an operation strategy for a Split Parallel Architecture (SPA) Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is accomplished through calculating powertrain component losses. The results of these calculations define how the vehicle can decrease fuel consumption while maintaining low vehicle emissions. For a HEV, simply operating the vehicle's engine in its regions of high efficiency does not guarantee the most efficient vehicle operation. The results presented are meant only to define a literal str...

  19. ISS Contingency Attitude Control Recovery Method for Loss of Automatic Thruster Control

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    Bedrossian, Nazareth; Bhatt, Sagar; Alaniz, Abran; McCants, Edward; Nguyen, Louis; Chamitoff, Greg

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the attitude control issues associated with International Space Station (ISS) loss of automatic thruster control capability are discussed and methods for attitude control recovery are presented. This scenario was experienced recently during Shuttle mission STS-117 and ISS Stage 13A in June 2007 when the Russian GN&C computers, which command the ISS thrusters, failed. Without automatic propulsive attitude control, the ISS would not be able to regain attitude control after the Orbiter undocked. The core issues associated with recovering long-term attitude control using CMGs are described as well as the systems engineering analysis to identify recovery options. It is shown that the recovery method can be separated into a procedure for rate damping to a safe harbor gravity gradient stable orientation and a capability to maneuver the vehicle to the necessary initial conditions for long term attitude hold. A manual control option using Soyuz and Progress vehicle thrusters is investigated for rate damping and maneuvers. The issues with implementing such an option are presented and the key issue of closed-loop stability is addressed. A new non-propulsive alternative to thruster control, Zero Propellant Maneuver (ZPM) attitude control method is introduced and its rate damping and maneuver performance evaluated. It is shown that ZPM can meet the tight attitude and rate error tolerances needed for long term attitude control. A combination of manual thruster rate damping to a safe harbor attitude followed by a ZPM to Stage long term attitude control orientation was selected by the Anomaly Resolution Team as the alternate attitude control method for such a contingency.

  20. Modelo circumplejo del afecto aplicado al control de sistemas dinámicos

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    José Danilo Rairán-Antolines

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we propose the design of a new control strategy for dynamic systems based on human emotions. Since psychologists and neuroscientists have demonstrated that emotions are indispensable in the Decision-Making-Process, and decision-making is the work of every controller, it is our desire to emulate emotions in the systems design. Here we deal with four areas of application for this invention in which autonomy and adaptability are essential. As well, eight emotion computational models are referenced. Given that these involve cognition, it is concluded as necessary to make adjustments to include one of these in a control strategy. For this reason, this article formulates the use of the Circumplex Model of Affect, a model which labels a human emotion as a variable.

  1. SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE GESTIÓN PARA LA INTEGRACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA

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    Maritza Hernández Torres

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la insuficiente integración de la planeación estratégica, con los procesos para su implantación y control, limita a la organización en el logro de los objetivos estratégicos. En este trabajo se diseña un modelo de control de gestión, para la integración de estos procesos a través de la integración de la gestión del riesgo, la gestión por competencias y la gestión por procesos a la gestión estratégica, que son exigencias actuales a la empresa cubana para elevar el nivel de eficiencia y eficacia. Palabras claves Control de gestión

  2. Análise do desempenho de sistema de controle de processos com reciclo - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v30i1.3181

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    Wagner André dos Santos Conceição

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available A necessidade de economia de energia, as leis ambientais e a qualidade dos produtos tem exigido processos mais integrados. Uma forma de integração de processos é via reciclo de massa. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se a investigação da influência do reciclo de massa, no desempenho de diferentes estruturas de sistemas de controle e a sua relação com indicadores de controlabilidade e resiliência. Conclui-se que o reciclo e a estrutura influenciam no desempenho do sistema de controle e que esta influência pode ser prevista por indicadores de controlabilidade e resiliência

  3. El Juez en el neoconstitucionalismo y su papel en el sistema de control difuso de constitucionalidad en Colombia

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    Ingrid Regina Petro González

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El presente ensayo tiene un enfoque de investigación cualitativo y un alcance descriptivo, por ello, la metodología utilizada para su construcción corresponde a la revisión documental o bibliográfica que permitiese analizar el papel de los jueces en el control difuso de constitucionalidad, teniendo en cuenta el marco del neconstitucionalismo colombiano. El principal hallazgo obtenido es que el papel de los jueces en un ordenamiento jurídico no debe sobreentenderse como el cumplimiento de funcio- nes mecánicas y prestablecidas, sino que debe obedecer al contexto social en el que se desempeña e ir de la mano con el desa- rrollo de los pueblos, ampliamente marcado por la evolución del derecho que rige en ellos. Así pues, el neoconstitucionalismo como teoría del derecho, plantea el estudio de las nuevas formas, conceptos, procedimientos, entre otros; que surgen a partir de las constituciones modernas y que imponen retos a todas las instituciones, entre ellas las judiciales. El sistema de control difuso de constitucionalidad es una de las figuras que exige ser analizada, estructurada y asumida como un reto a la luz del neoconstitucionalismo en la experiencia y el contexto propio colombiano.Palabras clave: Neoconstitucionalismo, Control difuso de constitucionalidad, Constitucionalización.Abstract This essay has a qualitative research approach and a descriptive scope, therefore the methodology used for its construction corresponds to the documentary or bibliographical review that would allow analyzing the role of judges in the diffuse control of constitutionality, in the context of Colombian neoconstitutionalism. The main finding is that the role of judges in a legal system should not be understood as the fulfillment of pre-establish, mechanical functions, but they must obey the social con- text in which they work and go hand in hand with the development of peoples significantly marked by the evolution of the law

  4. Gas management of measurement system; Sistema informatizado de programacao e controle integrado de gas natural

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    Niedersberg, Luis Carlos [Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgas), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Coordenacao de Programacao e Controle Integrado; Gomes, Lea Visali [Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgas), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Gerencia Executiva de Logistica de Operacoes

    2008-07-01

    This paper has for objective to present the software developed for control of measurement of natural gas in the Gas Company of the Rio Grande do Sul State - Sulgas. This paper will be presented the previous control system, developed as Microsoft Excel and the new system developed in Company's ERP. This software automated great part of the process, reducing possible mistakes, reducing the reverse-work index and improving the quality of the measurements considerably and of the revenue of the Company. (author)

  5. Diseño de un sistema de control interno administrativo financiero para los departamentos.....

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    Paz Novoa, Lorena María

    2012-01-01

    RESUMEN Resumen Ejecutivo de la Tesis previa a la obtención del título de: INGENIERA COMERCIAL CON MENCIÓN EN CONTABILIDAD Y AUDITORÍA Para que sea esto posible se realizó una propuesta de Control Interno que cuenta con un grupo de políticas de control para los departamentos analizados, procedimientos y actividades que la compañía tendrá a su disposición para realizar una posterior implementación El trabajo consta de cinco capítulos, en lo que se encuentran contenidos todos ...

  6. The Effect of the Feedback Controller on Superconducting Tokamak AC Losses + AC-CRPP user manual

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    Schaerz, B.; Bruzzone, P.; Favez, J.Y.; Lister, J.B.; Zapretilina, E.

    2001-11-01

    Superconducting coils in a Tokamak are subject to AC losses when the field transverse to the coil current varies. A simple model to evaluate the AC losses has been derived and benchmarked against a complete model used in the ITER design procedure. The influence of the feedback control strategy on the AC losses is examined using this model. An improved controller is proposed, based on this study. (author)

  7. Sistemas de control interno aplicables al área financiera - contable de la Empresa Importagriflor Cía. Ltda. de la ciudad de Quito

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    Panchi Umaginga, Verónica Sofía

    2006-01-01

    En la presente investigación desarrollamos un sistema de control interno para la empresa Importagriflor Cia. Ltda. El control interno dentro de la organización y administración es primordial ya que si no existiera control es posible que la empresa no sea manejada eficientemente, ocasionando serios problemas como es el cierre de la empresa. Se realizo un análisis del control interno de los principales conceptos, objetivos, limitaciones, etc. Haciendo referencia a las Normas Ecua...

  8. IMPLEMENTACION DE UN SISTEMA DE CONTROL PREDICTIVO MULTIVARIABLE EN UN HORNO

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    ALEJANDRA GÓMEZ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe la aplicación de una estrategia de control predictivo basado en modelo (MPC. El controlador se diseñó y sintonizó a partir de información obtenida de una simulación dinámica rigurosa de un horno de precalentamiento de crudo ya existente. Se encontró que el esquema de control MPC es superior y comanda de mejor manera la operación del horno con respecto a la configuración de control básica constituida por PIDs. En las simulaciones se observó que el MPC garantiza además de que las variables controladas se encuentren dentro de los límites operacionales, que la planta siga un objetivo económico potencial dado por la maximización de la carga y la disminución del fenómeno de coquización. La implementación de la estrategia de control predictivo en el modelo, permitió incrementar la eficiencia, mantener estable la operación, ampliar el tiempo de corrida de la unidad, aumentar la carga total y prolongar de esta manera la vida útil media de los tubos.

  9. Sistema Avanzado de Protipado Rápido para Control en la Educación en Ingeniería para grupos Multidisciplinares

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    Antonio Flores Caballero

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Con el objetivo de alcanzar resultados satisfactorios en la enseñanza y puesta en práctica de cursos semestrales de ingeniería de control, en los que la presencia de alumnos de distintas disciplinas es más que notoria, se torna necesario recurrir a altos niveles de abstracción en la programación de los sistemas de control. Este alto nivel de abstracción procede del uso de un sistema de prototipado rápido para control de carácter avanzado, que permite recurrir a funcionalidades que no habían sido previstas en ningún entorno de prototipado rápido para control disponible con anterioridad. El carácter avanzado del sistema brinda soluciones desde el más alto nivel de abstracción, el denominado diseño basado en modelos, para las intricadas relaciones necesarias entre la ingeniería de control y la informática en tiempo real, permitiendo que los alumnos puedan centrar su esfuerzo en el desarrollo del algoritmo de control, la identificación de sistemas y el modelado de plantas físicas en lugar de preocuparse por las tediosas tareas de gestión y configuración a bajo nivel de la arquitectura hardware que están empleando. Gracias a este alto nivel de abstracción, que cubre el espectro abarcado por funcionalidades de muy bajo nivel y funcionalidades de muy alto nivel, el manejo del sistema propuesto se encuentra al alcance de audiencias multidisciplinares. El sistema avanzado de prototipado rápido para control se está empleando para cursos semestrales así como en multitud de Tesis de Máster y Doctorales. Abstract: In order to achieve successful results in the control courses for a multidisciplinary audience, a high abstraction layer at programming is required. This abstraction is provided by a custom developed rapid control prototyping system that enables the usage of model based design techniques to control real plants. Model based design is focused on the research and development of the control algorithm, system

  10. Weed flora, yield losses and weed control in cotton crop

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    Jabran, Khawar

    2016-01-01

    Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is the most important fiber crop of world and provides fiber, oil, and animals meals. Weeds interfere with the growth activities of cotton plants and compete with it for resources. All kinds of weeds (grasses, sedges, and broadleaves) have been noted to infest cotton crop. Weeds can cause more than 30% decrease in cotton productivity. Several methods are available for weed control in cotton. Cultural control carries significance for weed control up to a certain extent....

  11. Sistema de controle de velocidade sincronizada entre dois veículos agrícolas Synchronized speed control system between two agricultural vehicles

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    Rodrigo Fernando Galzerano Baldo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma proposta para o controle automático de velocidade entre dois veículos que necessitam trafegar em paralelo durante operações agrícolas. É descrito o desenvolvimento e os testes de campo de um sistema de controle de velocidade para um trator escravo baseado na velocidade de um trator mestre, utilizando um controlador desenvolvido em lógica fuzzy. Para esses testes, os tratores foram instrumentados com GPS, encoder, computador e transmissor de radiofrequência, sendo instalado ainda no trator escravo um motor de passo para o controle da velocidade de deslocamento. Para avaliar o sistema, realizaram-se dois testes: no primeiro, a resposta do trator escravo à variação de velocidade foi avaliada a partir de simulações de variação na velocidade de entrada; no segundo, foram utilizados dois tratores variando a velocidade do trator mestre e observando a resposta do trator escravo. No primeiro teste, o trator escravo acompanhou a simulação da variação da velocidade com um erro quadrático médio (EQM não significativo e erro médio percentual (EMP máximo de 1,3%. No segundo teste, o trator escravo acompanhou a variação de velocidade do trator mestre com o (EMP de deslocamento variando em módulo de 0,2% a 2,9%.This paper presents a proposal for automatic speed control of vehicles that requires working in synchronism with each other during agricultural operations. It describes the development and field tests of a control system for a slave tractor based on the master tractor speed, using a fuzzy controller. For the tests the master tractor was instrumented with GPS, encoders, computer and radio transmitter. The slave tractor was instrumented in the same way, and included also a stepper motor to act on the tractor throttle. To evaluate the system two tests were conducted. In the first, the master tractor speed was simulated using only the slave tractor. In the second test, two tractors were used varying the

  12. Event-triggered control systems under packet losses

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    Dolk, V.S.; Heemels, W.P.M.H.

    2017-01-01

    Networked control systems (NCSs) offer many benefits in terms of increased flexibility and maintainability but might also suffer from inevitable imperfections such as packet dropouts and limited communications resources. In this paper, (static and dynamic) event-triggered control (ETC) strategies

  13. Implantación de un sistema de control de versiones

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    Abrutsky, Alexis

    2016-01-01

    El principal problema a la hora de desarrollar proyectos de desarrollo de software es el control de versiones del mismo, no sólo cuando éste es desarrollado por diferentes personas, como por ejemplo en una comunidad de programadores o como en el caso que nos ocupa, personal de un grupo de trabajo de una empresa, sino también cuando son provectos individuales o unipersonales, debido a que cada vez las estructuraciones y la organización de dichos proyectos son más complejas. Para poder solve...

  14. O Impacto do Sistema de Transporte sobre o Espaço Urbano e seu Controle

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    Andreina Nigriello

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    Full Text Available The control of the impact caused by improvements made in the transportation system on urban areas presumes the recognition of the interaction between soil utilization and occupation and access thereto. Said interaction and its effects can be found in statistical studies concerned with the impact caused by São Paulo subway North-South line on urban areas, and the purpose thereof is to: develop a greater sense of social equity in the distribution of indirect benefits associated with public investments in the transportation sector; create new financing sources for said sector; and reduce the withdrawal of poor people from areas directly served by improved transportation system

  15. Analysis of pressure losses in the diffuser of a control valve

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    Turecký, Petr; Mrózek, Lukáš; Tajč, Ladislav; Kolovratník, Michal

    The pressure loss in the diffuser of a control valve is evaluated by using CFD computations. Pressure ratios and lifts of a cone for the recommended flow characteristics of an experimental turbine are considered. The pressure loss in a valve is compared with the pressure loss in a nozzle, i.e. the embodiment of the valve without a cone. Computations are carried out for the same mass flow. Velocity profiles are evaluated in both versions of computations. Comparison of computed pressure losses, with the loss evaluated by using relations for diffusers with the ideal velocity conditions in the input cross-section, is carried out.

  16. Analysis of pressure losses in the diffuser of a control valve

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    Turecký Petr

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The pressure loss in the diffuser of a control valve is evaluated by using CFD computations. Pressure ratios and lifts of a cone for the recommended flow characteristics of an experimental turbine are considered. The pressure loss in a valve is compared with the pressure loss in a nozzle, i.e. the embodiment of the valve without a cone. Computations are carried out for the same mass flow. Velocity profiles are evaluated in both versions of computations. Comparison of computed pressure losses, with the loss evaluated by using relations for diffusers with the ideal velocity conditions in the input cross-section, is carried out.

  17. Interaction effect of psychological distress and asthma control on productivity loss?

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    Moullec, Grégory; FitzGerald, J Mark; Rousseau, Roxanne; Chen, Wenjia; Sadatsafavi, Mohsen

    2015-06-01

    Little is known about the potential synergistic effect of comorbid psychological distress (PD) and uncontrolled asthma (UA) on productivity loss. We estimated the productivity loss associated with the combination of these two potentially preventable conditions in employed adults with asthma. A population-based random sample of 300 adults with asthma in British Columbia, Canada, was prospectively recruited between Dec 2010 and Aug 2012. PD and productivity loss due to absenteeism and presenteeism was measured using validated instruments, and asthma control was ascertained using 2010 Global Initiative for Asthma management strategy. We used two-part regression models to study the contribution of UA and PD to productivity loss. Compared with reference group (controlled asthma (CA)+noPD), those with UA+noPD had CAD$286 (95%CI $276-297) weekly productivity loss, and those with CA+PD had CAD$465 ($445-485). Those with UA+PD had CAD$449 (437-462) in productivity loss. There was no significant interaction effect of PD with asthma control levels on productivity loss (p=0.22). In patients without PD, uncontrolled asthma was associated with a higher productivity loss than controlled asthma, but this was not the case in patients with PD. This finding can be explained by the fact that the contribution of PD to productivity loss is so large that there is no room for synergy with asthma control. Future studies should assess the impact of interventions that modify PD in patients with asthma. Copyright ©ERS 2015.

  18. Modeling and control of an electric power generation hybrid system; Modelado y control de un sistema hibrido de generacion de energia electrica

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    Martinez Guzman, D; Aguilar Mejia, O; Tapia Olvera, R; Santiago Tepantlan, C. [Universidad Politecnica de Tulancingo, Huapalcalco, Hidalgo (Mexico)]. E-mail: omar.aguilar@upt.edu.mx

    2013-03-15

    With growing concerns on energy subject, the development of renewable energy sources is becoming more attractive. This paper presents the output power control of a wind energy conversion system based on a permanent magnet synchronous generator. The currents from voltage source inverter are controlled in a synchronous orthogonal dqo frame using a decoupled feed-forward control. Based on extensive simulation results using MATLAB/SIMULINK, it has been established that the performance of the controllers both in transient as well as in steady state is quite satisfactory. [Spanish] Con la creciente preocupacion en materia de energia, el desarrollo de fuentes de energia renovables es cada vez mas atractivo. Este trabajo presenta la regulacion de la potencia de salida de un sistema de generacion eolica basado en un generador sincrono de imanes permanentes. Las corrientes de la fuente inversora de voltaje son controladas en un marco de referencia ortogonal dqo usando un compensador por retroalimentacion en adelanto. Las simulaciones realizadas en MATLAB / Simulink, demuestran que los controladores presentan un excelente desempeno en estado transitorio, asi como en estado estacionario.

  19. Losses in chopper-controlled DC series motors

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    Hamilton, H. B.

    1982-01-01

    Motors for electric vehicle (EV) applications must have different features than dc motors designed for industrial applications. The EV motor application is characterized by the following requirements: (1) the need for highest possible efficiency from light load to overload, for maximum EV range, (2) large short time overload capability (The ratio of peak to average power varies from 5/1 in heavy city traffic to 3/1 in suburban driving situations) and (3) operation from power supply voltage levels of 84 to 144 volts (probably 120 volts maximum). A test facility utilizing a dc generator as a substitute for a battery pack was designed and utilized. Criteria for the design of such a facility are presented. Two motors, differing in design detail, commercially available for EV use were tested. Losses measured are discussed, as are waves forms and their harmonic content, the measurements of resistance and inductance, EV motor/chopper application criteria, and motor design considerations.

  20. Perdas de solo e de água em sistemas de captação in situ no Semi-Árido brasileiro Soil and water losses in situ water harvesting systems in the brazilian semi-arid

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    Luiza T. L. Brito

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Os sistemas de cultivo utilizados no semi-árido brasileiro apresentam riscos de perda devido à irregularidade das chuvas, devendo-se associá-los a práticas que propiciem maior infiltração e, conseqüentemente, menor erosão, o que pode ser obtido por meio de técnicas de captação de água de chuva in situ. Neste trabalho, teve-se o objetivo de avaliar as perdas de água e de solo em área cultivada com milho (Zea mays L., submetida a diferentes sistemas de preparo do solo, correspondendo aos tratamentos Guimarães Duque (T1; aração profunda (T2; aração parcial (T3 e sulcos barrados (T4, comparados com o sistema tradicional (T5, que corresponde ao plantio sem preparo do solo. Após cada evento de chuva, a água e o solo escoados foram coletados e medidos. A umidade do solo em diferentes profundidades foi monitorada durante o ciclo de produção da cultura e avaliada a produtividade dos grãos por meio da análise de variância. A partir dos resultados, pode-se observar que o método Guimarães Duque (T1 proporcionou maiores perdas de água (6.696 L e de solo (15.225 kg ha-1, enquanto as menores perdas foram obtidas com os sulcos barrados (T4, correspondendo a 1.066 L e 1.022 kg ha-1, respectivamente. Nesse tratamento (T4, também foi obtida a maior produtividade de grãos (606 kg ha-1, apresentando-se como o sistema mais indicado para as condições analisadas.The cropping systems used in the Brazilian semi-arid show risks of losses due to irregularity of rainfall, requiring the use of practices which produce higher water infiltration and, as a consequence, lower soil erosion, which can be obtained through in situ rainwater harvest techniques. This study had the objective of evaluating soil and water losses in a corn (Zea mays L. area subjected to different soil preparation systems: Guimarães Duque (T1, deep plowing (T2, partial plowing (T3, and furrows with barriers (T4, compared to the traditional system (T5, i.e., plain planting

  1. Self-governance, control and loss of control amongst drink-drivers

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    Järvinen, Margaretha; Fynbo, Lars

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyses driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs (DUI) from a governmentality perspective. The paper is based on qualitative interviews with 25 persons, convicted of drink-driving and at the time of the interviews participating in Alcohol/Traffic courses in Denmark (mandatory...... feelings of control loss; and occasional drinkers or drug users with limited experience of drink-driving. The paper analyses drink-driving as a form of “failed self-governance” and shows how some of the convicted drink-drivers negotiate quilt and blame by either justifying their DUI (they were “in full...... courses for DUI-convicted people). Four drink-driver profiles are identified: regular heavy drinkers who regard themselves as addicted; regular drinkers who claim they are in control of both their alcohol use and their drink-driving; occasional multi-substance users who associate their DUI with strong...

  2. Diseño de Herramientas Didácticas Enfocadas al Aprendizaje de Sistemas de Control Utilizando Instrumentación Virtual

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    J. Martínez

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se describe el diseño de tres herramientas didácticas enfocadas al aprendizaje de sistemas de control implementadas en el software de instrumentación virtual LabVIEW. Estas herramientas están dirigidas al análisis de estabilidad en sistemas de control, el diseño de compensadores utilizando la técnica del lugar geométrico de las raíces y el diseño de compensadores utilizando la técnica de respuesta en frecuencia con trazas de Bode. Cada una de estas herramientas didácticas cuenta con una interfaz gráfica amigable con el usuario. La ventaja de estas herramientas didácticas es que incluyen opciones para realizar simulación en las áreas de control que software especializado no tiene. Abstract: This paper describes the design of three didactic tools focused on learning of control systems implemented in LabVIEW virtual instruments software. These tools are dedicated to stability analysis in control systems, compensator design using root locus approach and Bode diagrams in the frequency domain. Each of them has a friendly interface with the user. The advantage of these didactic tools is the several options to simulate some characteristics referent to control in contrast with others teaching tools. Palabras clave: Estabilidad, Simulación de Sistemas, Educación en Control, Laboratorio Virtual, Keywords: Stability, simulation systems, control education, virtual laboratory

  3. Sistema de pré-aviso para controle de Sigatoka-amarela no norte de Minas Gerais

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    Sara de Almeida Rios

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n3p109 O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o Sistema de Pré-Aviso Biológico (SPB para o controle da Sigatoka-amarela no Norte de Minas. O ensaio foi conduzido no município de Nova Porteirinha, MG. Foram testados sete tratamentos, utilizando seis valores de soma bruta (SB (1.000; 1.300; 1.600; 1.900; 2.200 e 2.500 e o controle sistemático da doença a cada 15 dias. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em sete talhões (120 plantas/talhão com ‘Prata-Anã’ e 10 plantas de cada talhão foram avaliadas semanalmente quanto à taxa de emissão foliar e incidência da doença nas folhas dois, três e quatro. Os estádios mais avançados das lesões e a sua intensidade serviram para cálculo da soma bruta, que auxiliou na tomada de decisão para o controle químico. Foram coletados os dados de produção e análises de firmeza, pH e acidez dos frutos. Para o tratamento SB 2.500, considerando os dois anos de avaliação, houve uma redução de doze para três aplicações, ou seja, 75% menos defensivos aplicados, sem perda na produtividade. Logo, sugere-se, considerando as condições de Nova Porteirinha, a aplicação do SPB para o controle químico da Sigatoka-amarela, utilizando-se o valor de SB de 2.500 como indicador da época correta para a realização da pulverização.

  4. Herramientas del álgebra lineal para el control de sistemas lineales dinámicos conmutados

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    Rivera Martínez, Laura

    2016-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se aborda una introducción a la teoría sobre Sistemas Lineales Dinámicos Conmutados (SLDC), con el propósito de estudiar su comportamiento, que posteriormente (en el Capítulo 5) será aplicada a un problema del ámbito de la ingeniería eléctrica : un circuito RLC. A tal fin, se recurre a la teoría generalizada sobre Sistemas Lineales Dinámicos (SLD), (fundamentada a partir de las referencias [1] y [6], esencialmente) en la cual se desarrolla una explicación detallada ...

  5. Generalized conventional and intelligent supervisory control system for combined cycle generation power plants; Sistema de control supervisorio generalizado convencional e inteligente para centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez Morales, Miguel Angel

    2004-12-15

    (conventional or intelligent) is possible to get more power generation than if we use the automatic methods based on feedback MW control. Consequently, the financial benefit due to the MW generated along a period of 2 months, is equivalent to return the investment required if the CCPP would had been repowered. Test also showed that with the fuzzy based SGC is possible to get a 'little more' power generation than if we use the PID based SGC. The development and implementation of the SGC was made in three phases: First Phase: Upgrading of the simulation dynamic mathematical model and implementation in a new software platform based on LabWindows/CVI. Second Phase: Design, implementation and testing of the PID based SGC. Third Phase: Design and implementation and testing of the Intelligent SGC, based in fuzzy logic. [Spanish] El programa de obras de generacion de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) del ano 2004 al ano 2008 esta caracterizado por el dominio del proceso de ciclo combinado para la expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico [CFE, 2000]. De acuerdo con los datos presentados por esta fuente, el incremento estimado en la capacidad de generacion de potencia electrica es de 12876 MW, de los cuales las centrales de ciclo combinado aportaran 10655 MW, lo que representa el 82.75%. Bajo estas expectativas de expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico, en este trabajo de tesis se desarrollo un sistema de control supervisorio generalizado (CSG) convencional (PID) e inteligente (logica difusa) para una central de generacion de ciclo combinado, el cual permite lograr la operacion optima de la planta a traves del arranque automatico de las unidades generadoras y obtener la maxima cantidad posible de potencia electrica en forma automatica y segura. Para el desarrollo del CSG se implanto un lazo de control por temperatura para el sistema de turbina de gas (TG) y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor (TV). El diseno de estos sistemas

  6. Sistema de controle interno ambiental: estudo realizado em um hospital público = System of internal control environment: study done in a public hospital

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    Danúbia Vegini

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available As preocupações com o meio ambiente estão assumindo proporções cada vez maiores, em decorrência dos desequilíbrios gerados pelos homens na natureza. Com isso, a administração pública está adotando políticas mais específicas e concretas, responsabilizando os agentes pelos seus atos. Como meio de garantir resultados positivos para o meio ambiente, as instituições passaram a adotar ações de controles internos, de gestão ambiental, e sistemas de gestão ambiental. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a sustentabilidade ambiental através da aplicação parcial do SICOGEA – geração 2. A metodologia adotada é descritiva e exploratória em relação aos objetivos; quanto aos procedimentos adota-se pesquisa bibliográfica e análise dos resultados, este aplicado em um hospital público utilizando-se de uma entrevista semi-estruturada. A trajetória metodológica divide-se em três fases; sendo, a primeira fundamentação teórica onde são estudados os temas: sistema de controles internos, gestão e certificação ambiental, controladoria, auditoria, contabilidade ambiental, sistema de gestão ambiental e resíduos hospitalares. A segunda fase abrange a análise dos resultados, onde primeiramente fez-se um breve histórico da instituição pesquisada, após realiza-se as entrevistas com base na lista de verificação; e finalmente a terceira fase apresenta o diagnóstico dos resultados, a sustentabilidade parcial e total, bem como o planejamento 5W2H. Assim, em decorrência da pesquisa alcançou-se uma sustentabilidade global da instituição em 2011 de 61,01%, a organização é classificada com resultado “Bom” conforme tabela de avaliação da sustentabilidade e desempenho ambiental, tendo uma queda de 4,45% em relação ao exercício anterior.Concerns about the environment are taking greater and greater, due to the imbalances created by man in nature. With this, the government is adopting policies that are more specific

  7. Artificial intelligence utilization in power generation units control systems; Utilizacao de inteligencia artificial em sistemas de controle de unidades geradoras

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    Souza, G N [CEPEL, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Mendes, S B [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia

    1992-12-31

    To the implementation of the logics of control in a hydroelectric power plant artificial languages or complexes formalisms are used which cause error introduction in the description process of such logic. This work suggests the use of an intelligent and interactive system with interface in natural language to the control description as a solution to this problem. 28 refs., 3 figs.

  8. Integrated system for management and control of energetical distribution; Sistema integrado de gestion y control de la red de distribucion

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    Hidalgo Vega, V.; Flores Canales, J.M.; Moreno Morales, J. [Sainco (Spain)

    1995-08-01

    This article presents the integrated system of management and control in the distribution network. This system permits to improve the energetical demand management. The automatized system has 4 functions. (1) Telecontrol of the network; (2) Management of the energy supplies; (3) Energetic control and user management; (4) Big corporative systems.

  9. Artificial intelligence utilization in power generation units control systems; Utilizacao de inteligencia artificial em sistemas de controle de unidades geradoras

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    Souza, G.N. [CEPEL, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Mendes, S.B. [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia

    1991-12-31

    To the implementation of the logics of control in a hydroelectric power plant artificial languages or complexes formalisms are used which cause error introduction in the description process of such logic. This work suggests the use of an intelligent and interactive system with interface in natural language to the control description as a solution to this problem. 28 refs., 3 figs.

  10. Sistemas de control de gestion, analisis para organizaciones sin fines de lucro

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    Juan Ricardo Saldías Cerda

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available En la presente investigación se revisarán distintos modelos de control de gestión y como estos han evolucionado desde los basados exclusivamente en la contabilidad, hasta hoy en día, en que la incorporación de conceptos como capital humano y Stakeholder son considerados como elementos claves. Modelos que también han sido considerado por las instituciones sin fines de lucro, como son las organizaciones  públicas en su implantación de la estrategia. Junto a la revisión de los antecedentes bibliográficos, se procedió a realizar algunas comparaciones de modelos encontrados, en  particular se utilizó el Cuadro de Mando Integral (CMI como referencia, en sus distintos estados evolutivos, el cual ha incorporado cada vez con mayor énfasis el concepto de capital humano en su enfoque. Además, se consideró el concepto de Stakeholder, planteado por algunos autores como una variable imprescindible en el planteamiento estratégico y posterior desarrollo del modelo de gestión. Lo anterior permitió definir el marco referencial, para plantear un modelo que pudiese ser aplicado en organizaciones sin fines de lucro, como lo es un hospital público. En donde se deben tener presente las diferentes restricciones estructurales y culturales que afectan o interfieren en la aplicación de cualquier modelo o estrategia, representados y descritos en los Satkeholder. Next to the revision of the bibliographical antecedents, proceeded to carry out some comparisons of models found, particularly the Balance Scorecard was utilized (BSC as reference, in its different evolutionary states, which has incorporated each time with greater emphasis the concept of human capital in its focus. Besides, the concept was considered of Stakeholder, presented by some authors as an indispensable variable in the approach strategic and subsequent development of the model of management. The previous thing permitted to define the framework referential, to present a model that could

  11. Changes in weight control behaviors and hedonic hunger during a 12-week commercial weight loss program.

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    O'Neil, Patrick M; Theim, Kelly R; Boeka, Abbe; Johnson, Gail; Miller-Kovach, Karen

    2012-12-01

    Greater use of key self-regulatory behaviors (e.g., self-monitoring of food intake and weight) is associated with greater weight loss within behavioral weight loss treatments, although this association is less established within widely-available commercial weight loss programs. Further, high hedonic hunger (i.e., susceptibility to environmental food cues) may present a barrier to successful behavior change and weight loss, although this has not yet been examined. Adult men and women (N=111, body mass index M±SD=31.5±2.7kg/m(2)) were assessed before and after participating in a 12-week commercial weight loss program. From pre- to post-treatment, reported usage of weight control behaviors improved and hedonic hunger decreased, and these changes were inversely associated. A decrease in hedonic hunger was associated with better weight loss. An improvement in reported weight control behaviors (e.g., self-regulatory behaviors) was associated with better weight loss, and this association was even stronger among individuals with high baseline hedonic hunger. Findings highlight the importance of specific self-regulatory behaviors within weight loss treatment, including a commercial weight loss program developed for widespread community implementation. Assessment of weight control behavioral skills usage and hedonic hunger may be useful to further identify mediators of weight loss within commercial weight loss programs. Future interventions might specifically target high hedonic hunger and prospectively examine changes in hedonic hunger during other types of weight loss treatment to inform its potential impact on sustained behavior change and weight control. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Modelo de Sistema de Control de Prótesis de Rodilla Transfemoral para un Ciclo de Marcha

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    Filiberto Fernández Castañeda

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}  En este trabajo se presenta el diseño de un modelo para el sistema de control de una prótesis de rodilla, para un ciclo de marcha humana. El modelo es simulado a través de herramientas computacionales como el Simulink y SimMechanics, en este caso, considerando el modelo biomecánico del péndulo doble como una representación de la pierna humana y basada en los parámetros del antropométricos. A través del análisis y estudio de la marcha humana normal se desarrolla un método de control e identificación de las fases del ciclo de marcha humana, para actuar en la articulación de la rodilla con empleo de una prótesis transfemoral. Entre los principales resultados, se destaca el logro de un control preciso de la posición durante la flexión de la rodilla, que le confiere un desarrollo del proceso de marcha con la prótesis muy similar a la marcha normal.

  13. Fuzzy control for the operation of an electrical energy generation system based on standard fuel cells PEM; Control difuso para la operacion de un sistema de generacion de energia electrica basado en celdas de combustible tipo PEM

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    Vazquez R, Miguel; Gutierrez A, Ruben [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Rodriguez P, Alejandro [Centro Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico (Cenidet), Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    Fuel cells, as totally clean power plants, have many applications in the industry in general, in the transport system, in the electricity generation for domestic consumption and in the communication systems, among others. When developing new forms of generation with renewable energy sources, it must be considered that petroleum will stop in being an available power resource. The interest in the study of the fuel cells has been increased in the last years because it is considered a solution to the supply of distributed energy problem. Therefore, already exist research institutions that are developing work on this technology. A generation of electrical energy system based on fuel cells is a nonlinear system where the control of the variables of the process, such as the temperature of the system and the pressurization of the reactants, are an important aspect for its proper operation, since it influences in the water balance and therefore in the global efficiency of the system. [Spanish] Las celdas de combustible, como fuente de energia totalmente limpia, tienen muchas aplicaciones en la industria en general: en el sistema de transporte, en la generacion de electricidad para consumo domestico y en los sistemas de comunicacion, entre otros. Al desarrollar nuevas formas de generacion con fuentes de energia renovables, se debe considerar que el petroleo dejara de ser un recurso energetico disponible. El interes en el estudio de las celdas de combustible se ha incrementado en los ultimos anos debido a que se le considera una solucion al problema de abasto de energia distribuida. Por lo tanto, ya existen instituciones de investigacion que estan desarrollando trabajos sobre esta tecnologia. Un sistema de generacion de energia electrica basado en celdas de combustible es un sistema no lineal en donde el control de las variables del proceso, tales como la temperatura del sistema y la presurizacion de los reactantes, es un aspecto importante para su buen funcionamiento, ya que

  14. Monitoring and control system for the charging of batteries in photovoltaic applications; Sistema para monitorizar y controlar la carga de baterias en aplicaciones fotovoltaicas

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    Ortega S, Cesar A; Pacheco A, Maria Jojutla; Orozco V, Jaime A; Cristin V, Miguel A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2004-07-01

    The appropriate monitoring and control of the charging of lead-acid (LAB) batteries is an increasing necessity in an industry that demands systems with low maintenance costs and high availability. The problem of extending the batteries useful life becomes more complex when the batteries are charged through photovoltaic panels. The purpose of the present article is to offer the description of the system for monitoring and control for the charging of batteries developed at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). This system performs a continuous monitoring of the charging state of the battery and of the main operation parameters. With the extracted information of the data, the fine tuning algorithm control can be made. The data are acquired in a personal computer through a serial connection. Once stored, they are presented to the user in a graphical way so that they can be analyzed. [Spanish] El adecuado monitoreo y control de carga de baterias plomo-acido (BPA) es una necesidad creciente en una industria que demanda sistemas con bajos costos de mantenimiento y alta disponibilidad. El problema de extender la vida util de las baterias se vuelve mas complejo cuando las baterias son cargadas a traves de paneles fotovoltaicos. La intencion del presente articulo es ofrecer la descripcion del sistema para monitoreo y control de carga de baterias desarrollado en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). Este sistema realiza un monitoreo continuo del estado de carga de la bateria y de los principales parametros de operacion. Con la informacion extraida de los datos, se puede hacer la sintonizacion fina del algoritmo de control. Los datos se adquieren en una computadora personal a traves de un enlace serial. Una vez almacenados, se presentan al usuario de manera grafica para que puedan ser analizados.

  15. System control model of a turbine for a BWR; Modelo del sistema de control de una turbina para un BWR

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    Vargas O, Y. [Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Campus Toluca, Av. Las Palmas No. 136, Col. San Jorge Pueblo Nuevo, 52140 Metepec, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Amador G, R.; Ortiz V, J.; Castillo D, R.; Delfin L, A. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)], e-mail: rodolfo.amador@inin.gob.mx

    2009-10-15

    In this work is presented a design of a control system of a turbine for a nuclear power plant with a BWR like energy source. The model seeks to implement later on at thermal hydraulics code of better estimate RELAP/SCDAPSIM. The model is developed for control and protection of turbine, and the consequent protection to the BWR, considering that the turbine control could be employed for one or several turbines in series. The quality of present designs of control pattern of turbine it is that it considers the parameters more important in the operation of a turbine besides that is has incorporated at control the secondary parameters that will be activated originally as true when the turbine model is substituted by a model more detailed. The development of control model of a turbine will be good in short and medium term to realize analysis about the operation of turbine with different operation conditions, of vapor extraction specific steps of turbine to feed other equipment s, besides analyzing the separate effect and integrated effect. (Author)

  16. Weight loss maintenance in relation to locus of control: The MedWeight study.

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    Anastasiou, Costas A; Fappa, Evaggelia; Karfopoulou, Eleni; Gkza, Anastasia; Yannakoulia, Mary

    2015-08-01

    Locus of control, i.e. the degree of an individual's belief on the control of his/her life, has been related to many health outcomes, including weight loss in overweight/obese individuals. No information is available on the impact of locus of control in maintaining weight loss. We aimed to investigate the effect of locus of control in weight loss maintenance and explore potential associations with lifestyle factors. Study participants included 239 individuals (41% males) who had lost at least 10% of body weight in the past and either maintained the loss (maintainers: weight maintenance of at least 10% of initial weight) or regained it (regainers). Locus of control was defined by a relevant multi-dimensional scale; participants were categorised to internals and externals, based on "internal" and "others" sub-scales. A significant interaction was found between locus of control and weight loss maintenance status (p locus of control. Individualised treatment, according to locus of control, may increase weight loss maintenance rates in former overweight/obese individuals. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Control de legalidad en la formulación de la acusación en el sistema penal acusatorio colombiano

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    Orozco Villamizar, Raul; Suarez Ayala, Juan Carlos

    2015-01-01

    En el sistema procesal acusatorio colombiano al legislar el inicio formal de la etapa del juicio omitió darle un espacio para el control judicial al escrito de acusación, argumentándose que esa era precisamente una expresión de la división de funciones entre investigación y juzgamiento, empero cierto es que una ausencia absoluta de control de la acusación hace nugatoria la posibilidad de la tutela real efectiva que como principio dentro del marco del derecho al debido proceso constitucional s...

  18. SOBRE EL CONTROL EN SISTEMAS DINÁMICOS DE DIMENSIÓN INFINITA EN ESPACIOS DE HILBERT Y DE FRECHÉT

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    Nancy López-Reyes

    2017-01-01

    Se revisa el Control sobre sistemas dinámicos lineales de dimensión infnita que evolucionan en espacios con propiedades geométrico-algebraicas diferentes. En un caso, sobre espacios de Hilbert, los cuales poseen una rica estructura geométrico-algebraica, muy útil para el tratamiento del control, desde el punto de vista del enfoque dominio-frecuencia y del enfoque espacio-estado. En el otro caso, sobre espacios de Frechét, en particular sobre H(D), cuyas propiedades geométricas implican un tra...

  19. Um ambiente integrado para o apoio ao desenvolvimento e gestão de projetos de software para sistemas de controle de satélite

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    Nilson Sant'Anna

    2000-01-01

    Dez anos se passaram desde que o INPE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais foi bem sucedido na adoção de técnicas de engenharia de software (Cunha e Nakanishil993)quando na construção do primeiro sistema de software para controle de satélites, o SICS - SCD1. Entre outras técnicas, a garantia da qualidade, o controle das modificações /configuração e a estruturação das equipes em ambientes controlados eram sempre mencionados pela comunidade científica, como elementos fundamentais para uma ...

  20. MODELADO, DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN SISTEMA ACTIVO DE CONTROL DE ESTABILIDAD DE BAJO COSTO PARA COHETES EXPERIMENTALES TIPO AFICIONADO

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    Aponte Rodríguez, Jorge Alexander; Amaya Hurtado, Darío; Rubiano Fonseca, Astrid; Prada Jiménez, Vladimir

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo presenta el modelado, diseño y construcción de un cohete tipo aficionado de bajo costo, empleando un sistema de control activo por medio de una tobera móvil para lograr una mayor estabilidad. Se plantean los métodos y procedimientos utilizados en el experimento, desarrollando el análisis, simulación e implementación de un prototipo de control para lograr una trayectoria de vuelo. This paper presents the modeling, design and construction of a Rocket amateur of low cost, using ...

  1. MODELADO, DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN SISTEMA ACTIVO DE CONTROL DE ESTABILIDAD DE BAJO COSTO PARA COHETES EXPERIMENTALES TIPO AFICIONADO

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    Jorge Alexander Aponte Rodríguez; Darío Amaya Hurtado; Astrid Rubiano Fonseca; Vladimir Prada Jiménez

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo presenta el modelado, diseño y construcción de un cohete tipo aficionado de bajo costo, empleando un sistema de control activo por medio de una tobera móvil para lograr una mayor estabilidad. Se plantean los métodos y procedimientos utilizados en el experimento, desarrollando el análisis, simulación e implementación de un prototipo de control para lograr una trayectoria de vuelo.

  2. MODELADO, DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN SISTEMA ACTIVO DE CONTROL DE ESTABILIDAD DE BAJO COSTO PARA COHETES EXPERIMENTALES TIPO AFICIONADO

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    Jorge Alexander Aponte Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el modelado, diseño y construcción de un cohete tipo aficionado de bajo costo, empleando un sistema de control activo por medio de una tobera móvil para lograr una mayor estabilidad. Se plantean los métodos y procedimientos utilizados en el experimento, desarrollando el análisis, simulación e implementación de un prototipo de control para lograr una trayectoria de vuelo.

  3. Reducing Runoff Loss of Applied Nutrients in Oil Palm Cultivation Using Controlled-Release Fertilizers

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    A. Bah

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Controlled-release fertilizers are expected to minimize nutrient loss from crop fields due to their potential to supply plant-available nutrients in synchrony with crop requirements. The evaluation of the efficiency of these fertilizers in tropical oil palm agroecological conditions is not yet fully explored. In this study, a one-year field trial was conducted to determine the impact of fertilization with water soluble conventional mixture and controlled-release fertilizers on runoff loss of nutrients from an immature oil palm field. Soil and nutrient loss were monitored for one year in 2012/2013 under erosion plots of 16 m2 on 10% slope gradient. Mean sediments concentration in runoff amounted to about 6.41 t ha−1. Conventional mixture fertilizer posed the greatest risk of nutrient loss in runoff following fertilization due to elevated nitrogen (6.97%, potassium (13.37%, and magnesium (14.76% as percentage of applied nutrients. In contrast, this risk decreased with the application of controlled-release fertilizers, representing 0.75–2.44% N, 3.55–5.09% K, and 4.35–5.43% Mg loss. Meanwhile, nutrient loss via eroded sediments was minimal compared with loss through runoff. This research demonstrates that the addition of controlled-release fertilizers reduced the runoff risks of nutrient loss possibly due to their slow-release properties.

  4. Efetividade de programa de controle de qualidade em mamografia para o Sistema Único de Saúde

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    Rosangela da Silveira Corrêa

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a efetividade de um programa de controle de qualidade de imagem nos serviços de mamografia da rede do Sistema Único de Saúde. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo com análise temporal do tipo "antes e depois" de uma ação de vigilância em saúde. Participaram do estudo 35 serviços que tinham mamógrafos em operação e realizavam exames regularmente em Goiás entre 2007 e 2009. Foram avaliados os serviços, por testes de desempenho de mamógrafos, processadoras e demais materiais em três visitas técnicas, a qualidade da imagem e a dose de entrada no simulador radiográfico de mama. Cada serviço recebeu uma pontuação correspondente ao percentual dos testes em conformidade com os padrões. RESULTADOS: Os percentuais médios de conformidade dos serviços foram de 64,1% (± 13,3% na primeira visita, 68,4% (± 15,9% na segunda e 77,1% (± 13,3% na terceira (p < 0,001. As principais melhorias foram decorrentes dos ajustes da força de compressão da mama, do controle automático de exposição e do alinhamento da bandeja de compressão. As doses medidas estavam dentro da faixa de conformidade em 80% dos serviços avaliados. CONCLUSÕES: A implantação do programa nos serviços foi efetiva para a melhoria dos parâmetros de operação do mamógrafo, embora 40% dos serviços não tenham alcançado o nível aceitável de 70%. Este resultado indica a necessidade de haver continuidade na vigilância em saúde.

  5. DCS (Digital Control System) application of three generations; Aplicacao de um SDCD (Sistemas Digitais de Controle Distribuido) de tres geracoes

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    Coelho, Celso Roberto Molinaro [PETROBRAS S.A., Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Refinaria Henrique Lage (REVAP)

    2004-07-01

    Digital Control System are three generations of hardware and software platforms in process automation , but DCS is using the same functions and presents the reliability and availability . The challenge in automation has to maintain the old and the newest system operating and integrated perhaps the different times of platforms to guarantee the actual investments and in the future. A new generation of DCS using field equipment to control or the actual architecture with a lot of new information are coming with the technologies. (author)

  6. Sistema de informações para acompanhamento, controle e auditoria em saúde pública Information system for tracking, control and audit in public health

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    Giovanna S. F. Cerchiari

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta alternativas para a gestão dos recursos destinados à saúde pública, por meio de um sistema de informações para os programas de diabetes e hipertensão e resulta do interesse em analisar a efetividade dos programas destinados aos portadores de doenças crônico-degenerativas. As questões analisadas foram focadas em fatores que traduzem a efetividade das ações desenvolvidas, isto é, a capacidade de gerar resultados a partir dos investimentos feitos. Isso ocorreu por meio de um modelo proposto para análise do resultado, mediante o estabelecimento de um indicador que consolidou três frentes de resultado, o número de óbitos, internações e atendimentos ambulatoriais. O índice estabelecido para análise da efetividade derivou em um indicador de custos. Como percurso metodológico foi aplicado o modelo teórico de planejamento e controle de produção (PCP elaborado por Erdmann (1998, que considera sete etapas para a consolidação de informações fragmentadas em um sistema.This article presents alternatives to the management of resources destined for public health through an information system for diabetes and hypertension programs. It intends to analyze the effectiveness of the programs focused on chronic and degenerative disease porters. The questions analyzed were centered on factors that translated the developed actions effectiveness, that is, the capacity to get results through investments you have made. We used a model to investigate the results, intervening in the establishment of an indicator that consolidated three fronts of results, the number of deaths, hospitalizations and ambulatory appointments. The established index for effectiveness analysis resulted in a cost indicator. As a methodology we used a theoretical model of Production Control and Plan (PCP, elaborated by Erdmann (1998, which considered seven stages for a consolidation of a fragmented information system.

  7. Sistema Integrado de Contabilidade (SIC como Ferramenta de Controle Externo sob a Ótica dos Servidores do Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Ceará (TCE

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    Giovana de Albuquerque Andrade

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A Constituição determina que a fiscalização contábil, financeira, orçamentária, operacional e patrimonial da União e das entidades da administração direta e indireta será exercida pelo Congresso Nacional, mediante controle externo, e pelo sistema de controle interno de cada Poder. No âmbito do Estado do Ceará, o Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Ceará (TCE é o órgão de controle externo responsável por essa fiscalização, utilizando o Sistema Integrado de Contabilidade (SIC como ferramenta auxiliar na fiscalização dos jurisdicionados. Deste modo, objetivou-se no presente trabalho verificar a contribuição do SIC no contexto das atividades de controle externo exercidas pelos servidores do TCE. Para tanto, foi realizada inicialmente uma pesquisa bibliográfica acerca do controle externo, das competências do TCE e acerca do SIC. Em seguida, realizou-se uma pesquisa de campo, com aplicação de questionários junto aos servidores para a coleta dos dados sobre o sistema. Ressalte-se que o universo da pesquisa foi o total de servidores que executam atividades de controle, sendo adotado como critério na amostra intencional, a utilização do SIC no desenvolvimento dessas atividades. Após a coleta, esses dados foram trabalhados e estudados, sendo demonstrados os resultados obtidos com o auxílio de tabelas, quadros e gráficos. Ao término, foi possível delinear o perfil dos servidores que utilizam o SIC, bem como identificar a percepção destes quanto aos benefícios e limitações desse sistema. Constatou-se, portanto, que o SIC contribui positivamente para as atividades de controle externo mais relevantes do TCE, contudo, é preciso aperfeiçoá-lo em alguns pontos, bem como é necessário que os servidores aprofundem o seu conhecimento no SIC por meio de treinamentos, visando utilizá-lo de maneira mais eficiente.

  8. System calibration for air control of radioactive gases [contamination control]; Kalibracija sistema za kontrolu vazduha na radioaktivne gasove

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    Zecevic, V; Milosevic, M [Institute of Nuclear Sciences Boris Kidric, Reaktor RA, Vinca, Beograd (Serbia and Montenegro)

    1963-02-15

    Testing of the system for air contamination control at the RA reactor was done and calibrated by Ar{sup 41}. This report contains the report on testing and calibration. This activity was necessary in order to achieve its performance with existing dosimetry system in the RA reactor building.

  9. Cohort Study of the Success of Controlled Weight Loss Programs for Obese Dogs.

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    German, A J; Titcomb, J M; Holden, S L; Queau, Y; Morris, P J; Biourge, V

    2015-01-01

    Most weight loss studies in obese dogs assess rate and percentage of weight loss in the first 2-3 months, rather than the likelihood of successfully reaching target weight. To determine outcome of controlled weight loss programs for obese dogs, and to determine the factors associated with successful completion. 143 obese dogs undergoing a controlled weight loss program. This was a cohort study of obese dogs attending a referral weight management clinic. Dogs were studied during their period of weight loss, and cases classified according to outcome as "completed" (reached target weight), "euthanized" (was euthanized before reaching target weight), or "stopped prematurely" (program stopped early for other reasons). Factors associated with successful completion were assessed using simple and multiple logistic regression. 87/143 dogs (61%) completed their weight loss program, 11 [8%] died or were euthanized, and the remaining 45 [32%] stopped prematurely. Reasons for dogs stopping prematurely included inability to contact owner, refusal to comply with weight management advice, or development of another illness. Successful weight loss was positively associated with a faster rate (P obese dogs on a controlled weight loss program reach their target weight. Future studies should better clarify reasons for success in individual cases, and also the role of factors such as activity and behavioral modification. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  10. DABASCO Experiment Data Acquisition and Control System; Sistema de Toma de Datos y Control del Experimento DABASCO

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    Alberdi, J.; Artigao, A.; Barcala, J. M.; Oller, J. C. [Ciemat, Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    DABASCO experiment wants to study the thermohydraulic phenomena produced into the containment area for a severe accident in a nuclear power facility. This document describes the characteristics of the data acquisition and control system used in the experiment. The main elements of the system were a data acquisition board, PCI-MIO-16E-4, and an application written with LaB View. (Author) 5 refs.

  11. Phosphorus loss by surface runoff in no-till system under mineral and organic fertilization Perda de fósforo via escoamento superficial no sistema plantio direto sob adubação mineral e orgânica

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    Oromar João Bertol

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The no-till system has been intensively used in the state of Paraná, Brazil, and it has increased the nutrients level at the soil surface. This has contributed for nutrient losses via runoff and consequently, off-site water pollution. The objective of this study was to evaluate phosphorus loss in surface runoff by simulated rainfall on an Oxisol, under no-till system following application of mineral fertilizer and liquid swine manure. Nitrogen, soil and water losses from the same study are reported in a separated paper. The application of liquid swine manure, compared with mineral fertilization, increased runoff concentration of total P, particulate P and dissolved reactive P by 193%, 111% and 506%, respectively, averaged for all rainfall intensities. Independently on the fertilizer source, the highest rainfall intensity provided the greatest concentration and loads of P in runoff.O sistema plantio direto tem sito intensivamente utilizado no Estado do Paraná Brasil o qual tem aumentado os níveis de nutrientes na superfície do solo. Isto tem contribuído para a perda de nutrientes via escoamento superficial e consequentemente com a poluição não pontual das águas. Avaliou-se a perda de fósforo via escoamento superficial ocasionado por chuva simulada sobre um Latossolo originário de basalto, em sistema plantio direto submetido à aplicação de fertilizante mineral e dejeto líquido de suíno. As perdas de nitrogênio, solo e água deste mesmo estudo foram publicadas em outro artigo. A aplicação de dejeto líquido suíno, comparado com o fertilizante mineral, aumentou a concentração de P total, P particulado e P dissolvido reativo em 193%, 111% e 506%, respectivamente, na média das chuvas. Independentemente da fonte de fertilizante, a chuva de maior intensidade proporcionou maior concentração e quantidade perdida de P no escoamento superficial.

  12. Impact of CD4 and CD8 dynamics and viral rebounds on loss of virological control in HIV controllers

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    Chereau, Fanny; Madec, Yoann; Sabin, Caroline

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: HIV controllers (HICs) spontaneously maintain HIV viral replication at low level without antiretroviral therapy (ART), a small number of whom will eventually lose this ability to control HIV viremia. The objective was to identify factors associated with loss of virological control. MET...

  13. MINIMAL LOSS RECONFIGURATION CONSIDERING RANDOM LOAD: APPLICATIONS TO REAL NETWORKS RECONFIGURACIÓN A MÍNIMAS PÉRDIDAS, CONSIDERANDO LA ALEATORIEDAD DE LA CARGA: APLICACIÓN A SISTEMAS

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    Hugo Opazo Mora

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper approaches the minimal loss reconfiguration problem, taking into account the load variations of the systems, through a stochastic reconfiguration process. The Monte Carlo method is used to consider the natural load variation. A normal probability function is used to generate aleatory load levels in the nodes. The results of this work show the existence of a set of branches that are frequently eliminated. This generates a tree branch set that best represents the universal randomness of the load. We call it "Expected Branch Set (EBS". The topology associated to the EBS coincides with that obtained using the average demand values. This makes it unnecessary to generate a considerable number of tests to find that topology that best considers the load variation. The proposed algorithm was applied to two test networks and to a large real network.Este trabajo se plantea la reconfiguración a mínimas pérdidas, tomando en cuenta las variaciones de carga del sistema, a través de un proceso de reconfiguración estocástico. El Método de Monte Carlo es usado para considerar las variaciones naturales de la carga, utilizando una función de probabilidad normal para generar niveles aleatorios de carga en los nudos. Los resultados de este trabajo muestran la existencia de un conjunto de ramas que son frecuentemente eliminadas en el proceso de reconfiguración. Esto genera un conjunto de ramas de un árbol, las que mejor representan aleatoriedad universal de la carga. La topología obtenida la denominamos "Conjunto de Ramas Esperadas" (Expected Branch Set, EBS. La topología asociada al EBS es casi similar a la topología obtenida usando los valores de demanda promedio. Esto hace innecesario el realizar un considerable número de pruebas para encontrar la topología que mejor considera las variaciones de carga. El algoritmo propuesto fue aplicado a dos sistemas de prueba y a un sistema real de gran envergadura.

  14. Privacy-preserving smart meter control strategy including energy storage losses

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    Avula, Chinni Venkata Ramana R.; Oechtering, Tobias J.; Månsson, Daniel

    2018-01-01

    Privacy-preserving smart meter control strategies proposed in the literature so far make some ideal assumptions such as instantaneous control without delay, lossless energy storage systems etc. In this paper, we present a one-step-ahead predictive control strategy using Bayesian risk to measure and control privacy leakage with an energy storage system. The controller estimates energy state using a three-circuit energy storage model to account for steady-state energy losses. With numerical exp...

  15. Loss minimization control and efficiency determination of electric drives in traction applications

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    Windisch, Thomas; Hofmann, Wilfried [Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany). Lehrstuhl fuer Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe

    2012-11-01

    High-power electric drives in automotive traction applications consume a large part of the disposable electric energy. For this reason the energy efficiency of the drives is of great importance for range and fuel consumption of the hybrid electric vehicle. The paper describes two possible drives with different electric motors from a control point of view. The electric power losses in the drive system are determined depending on the operating point of the machine. With these loss characteristics the control of the drives is optimized to produce minimal losses. Finally the energy efficiency for a realistic urban bus drive cycle is calculated to compare the two types. (orig.)

  16. Food irradiation in the control of storage and handling losses in the Philippine onions and garlic

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    Lustre, A.O.; Dianco, A.M.; Vito, F.R.; Manalastas, Z.L.

    1996-01-01

    Information will be provided on the nature and magnitude of the control of postharvest losses in onions and garlic from the application of irradiation. Control of losses is measured in storage and during post storage marketing of the commodities. Information will also be presented on market tests and survey of consumer reaction to irradiated onions. The benefits of irradiation will be discussed in relation to the need to reduce postharvest losses in the food supply and to address consumer concerns over the safety of food due to the use of chemicals. (author)

  17. Coping with loss of ability vs. emotional control and self-esteem in women after mastectomy.

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    Cieślak, Katarzyna; Golusiński, Wojciech

    2018-01-01

    Does coping with the loss of ability depend on self-esteem and emotional control? Persons who experience losses in two dimensions, i.e. health and ability can deal with the loss by physical therapy, and also by mental and socio-professional rehabilitation. But far and foremost, it is the personality of the person who experiences the loss that matters most. The study included 37 patients after mastectomy. They were divided into two groups according to the time elapsed from cancer diagnosis. The study was conducted using the Questionnaire on Coping With Ability Loss (P. Wolski), Self-Esteem Loss (M. Rosenberg,) and the Courtauld Emotional Control Scale - CECS. In Group I, the higher level of acceptance in the QCAL test, the higher self-esteem. The more depression experienced by individuals, the lower is their level of self-esteem or the less depression experienced, the higher the self-esteem. In Group II, the higher the level of depression, the lower the level of anger. The greater the struggle, the lower level of anger. The lower the level of depression and struggle, the higher the level of emotion control. Women diagnosed no longer than five years back do not differ from those diagnosed further back in terms of copying with the loss of ability, self-esteem and emotional control.

  18. Diseno e Implementación de un Sistema Automatizado para Control Remoto de Iluminación en Conformidad de la Tecnología INSTEON y Optimización del Sistema de Seguridad CCTV en el Edificio GIMPROMED

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    Ronald Moreno

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento describe la implementación de un sistema automatizado y la optimización del sistema de seguridad CCTV (circuito cerrado de televisión para el edificio GIMPROMED. El sistema estará basado en la tecnología INSTEON y se orientara principalmente al control remoto de iluminación, y del equipo de climatización (aire acondicionado. La monitorización, supervisión y control del sistema se realizará a través de un software propietario desarrollado en lenguaje de programación de alto nivel JAVA, con un diseño personalizado y en base a los requerimientos del usuario. Los dispositivos del sistema automatizado serán seleccionados tomando en cuenta los tipos de cargas a controlar, el espacio físico disponible y la distribución de circuitos eléctricos. La optimización del circuito cerrado de televisión traerá consigo la implementación de un sistema flexible que permite integrar los dispositivos analógicos con las nuevas tecnologías existentes a fin de ofrecer una solución eficiente, robusta y flexible. En suma, este sistema, coadyuvará al desarrollo integral de la empresa, y proporcionara un ambiente productivo y eficiente a través de la automatización con el fin de brindar seguridad y respaldo a las personas que trabajan en ella.

  19. Diseño de un sistema administrativo para un adecuado control de inventario en la Empresa Primecell S.A.

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    Segovia Castañeda, Verónica Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    Los Inventarios son la fuente generadora de recursos para las empresas a través de las ventas. El poseer un sistema idóneo de manejo de inventarios es uno de los factores que evitan robos y pérdidas que por su importancia afectan a la empresa de forma directa, los inventarios deben ser controlados de manera correcta y oportuna para obtener información confiable sobre compras, ventas, almacenamiento, registro, para lo cual es primordial el establecimiento de normas y controles claros para cada...

  20. Sistema de Información para el Control de Inventarios del Almacén del ITS. Reporte de Proyecto

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    Maricela Sánchez López; Marcelino Vargas López; Blanca Alicia Reyes Luna; Olga Lidia Vidal Vásquez

    2011-01-01

    El proyecto está dirigido a hacer mejoras en el Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo (ITS), en el Departamento de Recursos Materiales y Servicios, en el área de Almacén. En base a las Tecnologías de Información se desarrolló un sistema de información, el cual se encuentra en la etapa de implementación en un proceso de pruebas y correcciones, como un soporte de apoyo administrativo que permita llevar el control de inventarios del almacén del ITS con la finalidad de ofrecer rapidez y seguridad en...

  1. Diagnóstico al sistema de control interno del área contable Cooperativa Nacional Educativa de Ahorro y Crédito "COONFIE"

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    Quesada Sánchez, Iván Darío; Calderón Gómez, Ramsés Camilo; Saavedra Pinzón, Miguel Antonio

    2013-01-01

    Presenta el resultado del estudio de evaluación sobre la aplicación y el desarrollo del sistema de control interno, en el área Contable de la Cooperativa Nacional Educativa de Ahorro y Crédito “COONFIE”. Así mismo se busca medir la utilización que ha hecho dicha entidad de la metodología empleada para inspección y vigilancia, el cual ha proporcionado herramientas y acciones complementarias en las entidades aportando desarrollo y crecimiento

  2. Implementación de un sistema para control de deforestación de vegetación nativa en Cuenca

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    Mendieta Mendieta, Marco Felipe

    2015-01-01

    La deforestación de áreas cubiertas con vegetación nativa y bosques primarios en los predios adjudicados por el Estado, a través del Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Agrario en el año 2005, mismos que se encuentran ubicados en la parroquias rurales del cantón Cuenca, han sufrido un alto porcentaje (85%) de deforestación a causa de la ausencia de un sistema de control que no permita la tala indiscriminada de bosques y de vegetación nativa; ocasionando de esta manera, la erosión de los suelos, ...

  3. Prácticas de control socio-penal dispositivo psi pericial y adolescentes mujeres en el Sistema Penal Juvenil Uruguayo /

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    López Gallego, Laura

    2016-01-01

    La presente tesis doctoral "Prácticas de Control Socio-Penal. Dispositivo Psi Pericial y Adolescentes Mujeres en el Sistema Penal Juvenil Uruguayo" se sitúa en una perspectiva analítica que articula postulados de la Psicología Social Crítica y las Epistemologías Feministas, junto con aportes criminológicos provenientes de la Criminología Crítica y la Criminología Feminista. Los itinerarios de investigación producidos en esta tesis doctoral se descomponen en dos proyectos de investigación. Uno...

  4. Controlled environment laboratory for the energy certification of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; Laboratorio de ambiente controlado para la certificacion energetica de sistemas de refrigeracion y aire acondicionado

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    Ambriz, Juan Jose; Romero Paredes, Hernando; Dorantes, Ruben [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    In this paper the general characteristics of the Controlled Environment Laboratory (CELAB) are described and some of the possible tests that could be performed in this device to evaluate the energy efficiency in air conditioning systems, domestic refrigeration and industrial refrigeration, as well as tests to evaluate the hydrothermal comfort in national populations, are presented. [Spanish] En este trabajo se describen las caracteristicas generales del Laboratorio de Ambiente Controlado (LAB), y se presentan algunas de las posibles pruebas que podran ser desarrolladas en este dispositivo para evaluar la eficiencia energetica en sistemas de aire acondicionado, refrigeracion domestica y refrigeracion industrial, asi como para pruebas para evaluar el confort hidrotermico en poblaciones nacionales.

  5. Estudio de integración de redes de instrumentación digitales en sistemas de control para el mejoramiento de procesos industriales

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    Riaño Sabogal, Diana Alejandra.

    2010-01-01

    En esta monografía se recopila información sobre las últimas tecnologías de comunicación industrial a nivel mundial para la automatización de los procesos en plantas de producción y lograr el mejoramiento en cuanto a la eficiencia, costos, calidad del producto final, disponibilidad y seguridad de la planta y su personal operativo. En el presente trabajo se realizará un estudio de integración de redes de instrumentación inteligente en sistemas de control para el mejoramiento de procesos ind...

  6. Systems of aerial spraying for soybean rust control Sistemas de pulverização aérea para controle curativo da ferrugem da soja

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    Ulisses R. Antuniassi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The soybean rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi is considered the main soybean disease and consequently the appropriate selection and the use of spraying equipment are vital for its control. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of aerial application equipment for soybean rust control. It was used: Micronair AU 5000 at 10 L ha-1 (with oil and at 20 L ha-1 (without oil; Stol ARD atomizer at 10 and 20 L ha-1 (both with oil and Spectrum (electrostatic at 10 L ha-1 (without oil. The adjuvant was cotton oil (1.0 L ha-1 with emulsifier (BR 455 at 0.025 L ha-1. The field trial was set up at the 3rd fungicide application, when f four replications of each treatment. There were no statistical differences among treatments related to fungicide deposits by at a Confidence Interval of 95%. It was observed that the best results were obtained with Micronair (10 L ha-1 with oil, Stol (20 L ha-1 with oil and electrostatic system at 10 L ha-1 with the lowest relative humidity (64%.A ferrugem asiática da soja, causada pelo fungo Phakopsora pachyrhizi, é considerada a principal doença da soja, e, portanto, a escolha e o uso adequado dos equipamentos de pulverização são essenciais para seu controle. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de diferentes equipamentos de pulverização aérea para o controle curativo da ferrugem da soja, utilizando o fungicida Impact 125 SC (flutriafol a 0,5 L p c ha-1. Os seguintes tratamentos foram avaliados: atomizador Micronair AU 5000 (10 L ha-1 com óleo e 20 L ha-1 sem óleo na calda; atomizador Stol ARD (10 e 20 L ha-1 ambos com óleo e o sistema eletrostático Spectrum (10 L ha-1 sem óleo a 64 e 71% de umidade relativa. Utilizou-se óleo de algodão (1,0 L ha-1 acrescido de emulsificante BR 455 a 0,025 L ha-1. O ensaio foi realizado na terceira aplicação de fungicidas, quando foram analisadas quatro repetições nas áreas aplicadas e quatro testemunhas não aplicadas para cada tratamento

  7. Administration and maintenance of distributed control digital systems; Administracion y mantenimiento de sistemas digitales de control distribuido (SDCD)

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    Ferreiro, Jorge M. [Administracion Nacional de Combustibles Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP), Montevideo (Uruguay)

    1998-07-01

    The demand for increased competitiveness has produced a growing presence of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) in the industrial environment. Regardless of size and function, all DCSs have in common very high availability and reliability requirements, and significant hardware, software and configuration complexity. The persons in charge of DCS management and maintenance are thus faced with a task of great responsibility and complexity, with little support in the form of voluminous, complex, non methodological documentation. This work aims to help these persons by giving them advice taken from real-life DCS management experience. As an initial framework, concepts on availability, fault tolerance, modularity, redundancy and maintainability are introduced. Then a DCS maintenance methodology is presented: teamwork, attitude, how to carry on routine work and how to face emergencies. Advice is given on how to develop maintenance procedures based on DCS maintenance tools, with an emphasis on using the DCS event and performance information for predictive maintenance. An overview of DCS hardware and software configuration management. (author)

  8. Low eddy loss axial hybrid magnetic bearing with gimballing control ability for momentum flywheel

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    Tang, Jiqiang; Sun, Jinji; Fang, Jiancheng; Shuzhi Sam, Ge

    2013-01-01

    For a magnetically suspended momentum flywheel (MSMF), the spinning rotor can be tilted by a pair of the presented axial hybrid magnetic bearing (AHMB) with eight poles and rotates around the radial axes to generate a large torque to maneuver the spacecraft. To improve the control performance and gimballing control ability of the AHMB, characteristics such as magnetic suspension force, angular stiffness and tilting momentum are researched. These segmented stator poles cause the magnetic density in the thrust rotor plate to be uneven unavoidably and the rotational loss is large at high speed, but we optimized the stator poles configuration and caused the thrust rotor plate formed by bulk DT4C and laminated material to make the magnetic density in the thrust rotor plate change less and be smoother. Laminated material such as 1J50 film with a thickness of 0.1 mm can make the variation of the magnetic density in DT4C become very small and the eddy loss of it be negligible, but the stress produced in the “O” shape stacks by reeling has a bad effect on its power loss. Nanocrystalline can reduce eddy losses and is not affected by the reeling process. Based on the AHBM consisting of the stator with eight improved poles and the presented thrust rotor plate with DT4 and nanocrystalline, the rotational loss of 5-DOF magnetically suspended momentum flywheel with angular momentum of 15 N m s at 5000 rpm has reduced from 23.4 W to 3.2 W, which proved that this AHMB has low eddy loss for the gimballing control ability. - Highlights: ► Control methods of rotor driven by AHMBs and their characteristics are researched. ► Optimized stator and rotor of AHMB reduce its eddy losses greatly. ► Presented the factors affecting the eddy losses of AHMBs. ► The good performances of AHMB with low eddy loss are proved by experiments.

  9. Supervisión de sistemas lógicos de control utilizando el diagrama de evolución del estado*

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    Daniel Gómez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los sistemas de fabricación actuales están controlados y supervisados por controladores lógicos programables. El análisis y mantenimiento de un programa de control es una tarea muy compleja debido a su gran tamaño medido tanto en líneas de código como en número de variables utilizadas. El análisis de los posibles problemas que puede presentar el proceso controlado, como por ejemplo, cuellos de botella y bloqueos, requiere de herramientas formales. Sin embargo, las herramientas existentes presentan importantes limitaciones. En este trabajo se propone el uso del diagrama de evolución del estado para realizar dicho análisis. Este diagrama complementa a otras herramientas formales basadas en redes de Petri o autómatas finitos y permite analizar los sistemas de control lógico a partir de las señales físicas del proceso. Resulta ser una herramienta de gran utilidad en las fases de validación y puesta en marcha, así como para la supervisión de procesos durante la fase de ejecución. Palabras clave: Control lógico, Autómatas finitos, Redes de Petri, Grafos orientados, Bloqueos, Cuellos de botella, Diagrama de estado

  10. Temperature control of a steam generator by means of an hybrid system PID-RLC; Control de las temperaturas de un generador de vapor mediante un sistema hibrido PID-RLC

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    Palomares Gonzalez, Daniel; Garcia Mendoza, Raul [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1990-12-31

    A description is made of the design and evaluation of an hybrid control system, formed by a quadratic gaussian linear regulator (QLR) and proportional integral derivative (PID) type regulators. This scheme is used to control the reheater and secondary superheater steam temperatures of a steam generator model with a maximum capacity of 2,150,000 pounds per hour. Once applied to the model of a 300 MW steam power plant, this system showed better results than the traditional schemes and inclusively better than some modern control schemes. This fact characterizes it as a high potential system to be applied to steam power plants. [Espanol] Se describe el diseno y la evaluacion de un sistema de control hibrido, formado por un regulador lineal cuadratico gaussiano (RLC) y reguladores tipo proporcional integral derivativo (PID). Este esquema se utiliza para controlar las temperaturas de vapor del recalentador y sobrecalentador secundario del modelo de un generador de vapor con capacidad maxima de 2,150,000 libras por hora. Una vez aplicado al modelo de una unidad termoelectrica de 300 MW, este sistema produjo mejores resultados que los esquemas tradicionales e incluso mejores que algunos esquemas de control moderno. Esto lo caracteriza como un sistema con un alto potencial para aplicarse a unidades termoelectricas.

  11. Temperature control of a steam generator by means of an hybrid system PID-RLC; Control de las temperaturas de un generador de vapor mediante un sistema hibrido PID-RLC

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    Palomares Gonzalez, Daniel; Garcia Mendoza, Raul [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1991-12-31

    A description is made of the design and evaluation of an hybrid control system, formed by a quadratic gaussian linear regulator (QLR) and proportional integral derivative (PID) type regulators. This scheme is used to control the reheater and secondary superheater steam temperatures of a steam generator model with a maximum capacity of 2,150,000 pounds per hour. Once applied to the model of a 300 MW steam power plant, this system showed better results than the traditional schemes and inclusively better than some modern control schemes. This fact characterizes it as a high potential system to be applied to steam power plants. [Espanol] Se describe el diseno y la evaluacion de un sistema de control hibrido, formado por un regulador lineal cuadratico gaussiano (RLC) y reguladores tipo proporcional integral derivativo (PID). Este esquema se utiliza para controlar las temperaturas de vapor del recalentador y sobrecalentador secundario del modelo de un generador de vapor con capacidad maxima de 2,150,000 libras por hora. Una vez aplicado al modelo de una unidad termoelectrica de 300 MW, este sistema produjo mejores resultados que los esquemas tradicionales e incluso mejores que algunos esquemas de control moderno. Esto lo caracteriza como un sistema con un alto potencial para aplicarse a unidades termoelectricas.

  12. ESCOLHA DE SUB-AREA PARA IMPLANTAÇÃO DE SISTEMA DE CONTROLE SEMAFÓRICO CENTRALIZADO POR COMPUTADOR: UMA METODOLOGIA DE BAIXO CUSTO

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    João Bosco Furtado Arruda

    2010-04-01

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    Este artigo reporta uma metodologia de baixo custo para definição de sub-áreas de sistemas de controle de semáforos centralizados por computador (sistemas CTA.A utilização da técnica DELPHI de geração de consenso com um grupo de especialistas em Transportes e Uso do Solo, atuando cotidianamente na área de estudo, em conjunto com ações simplificadoras do cálculo dos benefícios advindos do controle centralizado de semáforos, bem como a utilização tanto de conceitos de vinculação de interseções interdependentes operacionalmente quanto de dados secundários da área de estudo, servem de base à definição das interseções que deverão compor o sistema CTA naquela área.O artigo ilustra uma aplicação da metodologia reportada para a definição das interseções que irão compor a primeira etapa do sistema CTA ora em projeto na cidade de Fortaleza, Ceará.

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    This paper reports a simplified methodology built with the aim of choosing intersections which must form an Area Traffic Control (ATC system. The intersections which make up the ATC system are determined using a DELPHI technique - with a group of traffic engineering and land-use experts working daily in the study area as well as simplifying the process of working out tile benefits of synchronization for the intersections which comprise that area. Also, concepts of intersections linkage, in terms of operational interdependence, are used conjointly with secondary data gathered in the study area to find the intersections most appropriated for the ATC system under consideration. Finally, an application of the methodology for the case of Fortaleza, a two-million inhabitants city in North-eastern Brazil, is illustrated in the paper.

  13. History of weight control attempts among adolescent girls with loss of control eating.

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    Vannucci, Anna; Shomaker, Lauren B; Field, Sara E; Sbrocco, Tracy; Stephens, Mark; Kozlosky, Merel; Reynolds, James C; Yanovski, Jack A; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian

    2014-05-01

    Loss of control (LOC) eating and a weight control attempt (WCA) history during adolescence are important behavioral risk factors for eating disorders and obesity. The current study investigated the significance of the presence of a WCA history among adolescent girls with LOC eating. Participants were 114 obesity-prevention-seeking 12-17-year-old (M = 14.5, SD = 1.7 years) girls who were between the 75th and 97th body mass index (BMI) percentile (BMI-z: M = 1.5, SD = 0.3) and reported LOC eating episodes during the previous month (M = 4.0, SD = 4.9 episodes; Median = 2.0). Measures included the Eating Disorder Examination to assess LOC eating, eating pathology, and WCA history, and self-report questionnaires for symptoms of general psychopathology. Eating behavior was observed during a laboratory meal designed to capture a LOC eating episode. 67.5% reported a WCA history. As compared to girls without a WCA history (no-WCA), those with a WCA history (WCA) had greater disordered eating attitudes and depressive symptoms (ps frequency (ps > .10). During the laboratory meal, WCA consumed less energy from snack-type foods than no-WCA (M = 245.0, SD = 156.1 vs. M = 341.6, SD = 192.3 kcal; p = .01). Reported WCAs are highly prevalent and are associated with greater psychopathology symptoms among adolescent girls with LOC eating. Prospective data are needed to determine whether these overlapping risk behaviors confer differential vulnerability for developing eating disorders and obesity. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  14. A Hybrid Optimization Method for Reactive Power and Voltage Control Considering Power Loss Minimization

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    Liu, Chengxi; Qin, Nan; Bak, Claus Leth

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes a hybrid optimization method to optimally control the voltage and reactive power with minimum power loss in transmission grid. This approach is used for the Danish automatic voltage control (AVC) system which is typically a non-linear non-convex problem mixed with both...

  15. Control of Refrigeration Systems for Trade-off between Energy Consumption and Food Quality Loss

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    Cai, Junping

    In supermarkets, control strategies determine both the energy consumption of refrigeration systems and the quality loss of refrigerated foodstuffs. The question is, what can be done to optimize the balance between quality loss and energy consumption? This thesis tries to answer this question...... by applying two main optimization strategies to traditional refrigeration systems. The first strategy is a new defrost-on-demand scheme, which based on an objective function between quality loss and energy consumption, continuously seeks an optimal time interval for defrosting in dynamic situation. The second...... strategy is through utilization of the thermal mass of the refrigerated foodstuffs, the day-night temperature variation and the capacity control of the compressor, to realize a trade-off between system energy consumption and food quality loss....

  16. Sistema de pré-aviso para o controle da sigatoka-amarela da bananeira no Recôncavo Baiano Forecasting for the control of banana 'yellow sigatoka' in the Recôncavo Baiano region, Brazil

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    Danúzia Maria Vieira Ferreira

    2003-12-01

    ções do Recôncavo Baiano, a aplicação do sistema de pré-aviso biológico para o controle químico da Sigatoka-amarela, deve utilizar o valor de Soma Bruta 1600 como indicador da época correta de realização das pulverizações. Nesta condição, houve uma redução de treze para oito aplicações anuais, ou seja, 40% menos defensivos aplicados, sem perda na produtividade.Yellow Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella musicola Leach is one of the most serious banana diseases in Brazil, it can cause yield losses higher than 50%. The main control method has been based on spraying fungicides. The use of a monitoring system able to indicate the appropriate moment for spraying fungicide, is a very important alternative to rationalize its uses. This work aimed to defining a Total Sum value for the biological forecasting system that allows to reduce the number of annual fungicide applications needed for Yellow Sigatoka control in Recôncavo Baiano Region. The work was carried out at Embrapa Cassava & Fruits, of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - EMBRAPA , located in the Municipality of Cruz das Almas, State of Bahia. Eight treatments were evaluated: six of them using pre-established Total Sum values of the biological forecasting system (1000; 1300; 1600; 1900; 2200 and 2500, the sistematic disease control by fungicide spraying every 21 days, and the control treatment without spraying. The treatments consisted of eight plots containing 48 plants each, of the cultivar Grand Naine. Every week, ten plants of each treatment were evaluated for rate of leaf emission and disease incidence in the leaves 2, 3 and 4, in order to determine the highest degree of lesion intensity. The weekly data were used to calculate the respective Total Sum values thus indicating the necessity or not of fungicide application (propiconazole, 3 mL, plus mineral oil, 1 L. At harvest, data on production and disease severity were taken. Only three of the evaluated treatments were statistically different

  17. STAND-ALONE WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH MAXIMUM POWER TRANSFER CONTROL SISTEMA AISLADO DE CONVERSIÓN EÓLICA CON CONTROL DE MÁXIMA TRANSFERENCIA DE POTENCIA

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    Miguel López

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A controlled wind generation system for a stand alone application is presented in this paper. A cascaded step-up/step-down power electronic converters topology is proposed to control the wind power system in the whole wind speed range. For the low wind speed range, the control strategy is aimed to follow the wind turbine’s maximal power coefficient by adjusting the generator’s rotational speed. For high wind speeds, the system power regulation is also made by controlling the generator speed. This control is made by the DC/DC power electronic converter, which modifies its input voltage, changing the machine voltage and consequently varying the generator’s rotor speed. The proposed system is validated by computer simulation. The proposed control system shows a good performance for its application in autonomous wind energy systems.Un sistema de generación eólica para una aplicación aislada es presentado en este artículo. Una topología de convertidores electrónicos de potencia elevador y reductor conectados en cascada es propuesta para controlar la producción eólica en todo el rango de velocidades del viento. Para el rango de vientos suaves, la estrategia de control permite seguir el máximo coeficiente de potencia de turbina eólica mediante el ajuste de la velocidad de rotación del generador. En el rango de vientos fuertes, la regulación de la potencia del sistema se hace igualmente por control de la velocidad de giro del generador. La acción de control es realizada mediante el convertidor DC/DC de potencia el cual modifica su tensión de entrada, cambiando así la tensión en los terminales de la máquina y por consecuencia variando la velocidad de rotación del generador. El sistema propuesto es validado mediante simulación por computador. Los resultados muestran que el sistema de control propuesto actúa de buena manera para su aplicación en sistemas autónomos de generación eólica.

  18. Depósito e perdas de calda em sistema de pulverização com turboatomizador em videira Deposition and spray losses in an air-assisted sprayer system in grapevine

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    Marcelo G. Balan

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Grande parte dos viticultores da região Norte do Paraná pratica a condução da videira em caramanchão, com mais de 50 aplicações fitossanitárias em um único ciclo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar essas aplicações com turboatomizador assistido de ar no sistema de pulverização, por meio do depósito de calda nas folhas e perdas. O trabalho foi desenvolvido utilizando-se de cinco condições de aplicação, variando-se tamanho de gotas e volume de aplicação, com quatro repetições, em blocos casualizados. A avaliação do sistema foi feita com a aplicação de uma calda de cloreto de potássio (5%, sendo o depósito nas folhas medido pela condutividade elétrica, e as perdas, pela comparação entre volumes aplicado e recuperado nas folhas. Para todas as condições, as perdas foram superiores a 48%. Os maiores volumes aplicados apresentaram as maiores deposições, e gotas maiores apresentaram maior depósito e mesma perda em relação a gotas menores. Os menores volumes não diferiram com relação à deposição, destacando-se as condições gotas maiores a volume baixo e a testemunha utilizada pelo viticultor, que apresentaram as menores perdas. Os resultados demonstram que o turboatomizador é uma importante ferramenta para maximizar as operações de pulverização em uva, e as alterações na configuração das pontas de pulverização devem ser mais estudadas.Winegrowers in the north of Paraná State carry on grapevines in arbour and pesticide applications could overcome more than fifty times in a cycle. The aim of this study was to evaluate the features of the air assisted sprayer application system by spray volume deposition and losses. Five treatments and four randomized blocks were used. The treatments varied the droplet size and application volume. The evaluation of the system was done with a 5% spray solution containing KCl being the leaves spray deposit measured through electric conductivity and the losses by the

  19. Implementación de un Control Predictivo Basado en Modelo Aplicado a un Sistema de Control de Caudal de Agua Didáctico

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    Edwin H. Lopera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The proportional-integral-derivative controller -PID- has become the most used tool of regulation of process variables, and so it has been applied indiscriminately on linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, resulting in control problems in the industry, occurring loss of efficiency in productivity and decreased quality of manufactured products. Among the modern control techniques that have emerged to respond to those applications in which the PID controller has not operated satisfactorily, there is the model based predictive control -MPC-. This control algorithm has been characterized by its great capacity to respond, however, its expansion in the industrial sector has been slow, as it has been commercialized for specific applications. This paper presents an application of MPC on the regulation of water flow in a laboratory system using commercial control equipment and instrumentation, describing the formulation process control algorithm, the technical assistance required for the execution of experimental tests necessary to obtain the mathematical model of the plant and finally implementing the proposed control technique. The results evidence the great possibilities of applying effectively this control technique in variable regulation of general dynamic systems.

  20. Investigation of some copolymers based on acrylic salts as circulation loss control agents

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    Ahmed Mohamed Alsabagh

    2013-12-01

    The prepared copolymers were investigated as loss circulation control materials by measuring different filtration parameters such as; spurt loss, fluid loss and permeability plugging tester value according to the American Petroleum Institute (API standard. From the obtained data, it was found that the 0.6% from the poly[PA-co-AM](0.4:0.6 exhibited the best results of the filtration parameters among the other copolymers. At the same time all the studied copolymers enhanced the rheological properties of the drilling mud. These results were discussed on the light of the swelling capacity of the copolymers.

  1. Implementación de un sistema de control de inventarios físicos en la empresa Ecuafar distribuidora farmacéutica

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    Romero Albuja, Mayra Cristina

    2012-01-01

    We performed the implementation of a control system and physical inventory management for Pharmaceutical Distributor Ecuafar, with the main objective to minimize the losses that occur due to differences in inventory, after analyzing various methods of inventory control and management concluded Control the ABC method is the method that best suits the structure of reality and Pharmaceutical Distributor Ecuafar. By implementing this method in a high percentage reduced losses, obtaining better...

  2. Motivation by potential gains and losses affects control processes via different mechanisms in the attentional network.

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    Paschke, Lena M; Walter, Henrik; Steimke, Rosa; Ludwig, Vera U; Gaschler, Robert; Schubert, Torsten; Stelzel, Christine

    2015-05-01

    Attentional control in demanding cognitive tasks can be improved by manipulating the motivational state. Motivation to obtain gains and motivation to avoid losses both usually result in faster reaction times and stronger activation in relevant brain areas such as the prefrontal cortex, but little is known about differences in the underlying neurocognitive mechanisms of these types of motivation in an attentional control context. In the present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, we tested whether potential gain and loss as motivating incentives lead to overlapping or distinct neural effects in the attentional network, and whether one of these conditions is more effective than the other. A Flanker task with word stimuli as targets and distracters was performed by 115 healthy participants. Using a mixed blocked and event-related design allowed us to investigate transient and sustained motivation-related effects. Participants could either gain money (potential gain) or avoid losing money (potential loss) in different task blocks. Participants showed a congruency effect with increased reaction times for incongruent compared to congruent trials. Potential gain led to generally faster responses compared to the neutral condition and to stronger improvements than potential loss. Potential loss also led to shorter response times compared to the neutral condition, but participants improved mainly during incongruent and not during congruent trials. The event-related fMRI data revealed a main effect of congruency with increased activity in the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and inferior frontal junction area (IFJ), the pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA), bilateral insula, intraparietal sulcus (IPS) and visual word form area (VWFA). While potential gain led to increased activity in a cluster of the IFJ and the VWFA only during incongruent trials, potential loss was linked to activity increases in these regions during incongruent and congruent trials. The

  3. Sistema de servocontrol visual empleando redes neuronales y filtros en el dominio de CIELAB//Visual servo-control system using neural networks and filters based on CIELAB

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    Germán Buitrago Salazar

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un sistema servocontrol visual de un brazo robótico de seis grados de libertad. Para esto, se utiliza una red neuronal de tipo feed forward, entrenada por back propagation, para determinar la distancia entre el brazo robótico y un objeto de referencia, que permite ubicarlo en un espacio de trabajo. Las entradas de la red corresponden a la información obtenida de las imágenes capturadas por el Kinect, utilizando un filtro que discrimina la posición de los elementos, en el espacio de color CIELAB (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage L*a*b components. El resultado de esta investigación demostró que la distancia estimada por la red tiene un margen de error menor, que el algoritmo propuesto en otros trabajos. Igualmente, se probó que el sistema de procesamiento de imágenes es más robusto a ruidos digitales, en comparación con los sistemas que utilizan filtros en el dominio RGB (Red-Green-Blue.Palabras claves: sistema de servocontrol visual, CIELAB, redes neuronales, filtrado de imágenes.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this paper the results of visual servo-control system for a robotic arm with six degrees of freedom are presented. For this purpose, a feed fordward neural network, which was trained by back propagation, is used to determine the distance between the robot arm and a reference object and sitting the robot in the workspace. The inputs of neural network correspond to the information obtained from the images captured by the Kinect, using a filter that discriminates the position of the elements in the CIELAB (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage L*a*bcomponents color space. The result of this research showed that the estimated distance with the network has an errorless than the algorithm proposed in other works. Similarly, it was proved that the image processing system is more robust to digital noise, compared to

  4. Diseño e implementación de un sistema de control activo de ruido (CAR desarrollado en tecnología FPAA

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    Jorge Enrique Mondragón Estupiñan

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    Full Text Available Presenta el diseño e implementación de un sistema de Control Activo del Ruido (CAR en un sistema de arreglos análogos como controlador (FPAA. El principio de funcionamiento de esta metodología de control es el fenómeno de interferencia destructiva y superposición lineal de ondas; la idea es generar una señal idéntica a la señal de ruido que se desea cancelar, logrando atenuar el ruido que se propaga en el interior del entorno acústico. Para la validación de esta aplicación se construyó un prototipo experimental; durante las pruebas realizadas se lograron atenuar niveles de presión sonora en el orden de los 20 a 40 dB, dependiendo la frecuencia fundamental del ruido. El desarrollo de este proyecto es un aporte a la solución de problemas y a la generación de alternativas de bajo costo para la adquisición y adaptación tecnológica en el área de comunicaciones industriales y automatización industrial en la Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander-Colombia.

  5. Asthma and obesity: does weight loss improve asthma control? a systematic review

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    Juel CTB

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Caroline Trunk-Black Juel,1 Zarqa Ali,1 Lisbeth Nilas,2 Charlotte Suppli Ulrik11Respiratory Section, Internal Medicine Unit, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hvidovre Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre, DenmarkAim and methods: Obesity is a major health problem, and obesity is associated with a high incidence of asthma and poor asthma control. The aim of the present paper is to systematically review the current knowledge of the effect on overall asthma control of weight reduction in overweight and obese adults with asthma.Results: Weight loss in obese individuals with doctor-diagnosed asthma is associated with a 48%–100% remission of asthma symptoms and use of asthma medication. Published studies, furthermore, reveal that weight loss in obese asthmatics improves asthma control, and that especially surgically induced weight loss results in significant improvements in asthma severity, use of asthma medication, dyspnoea, exercise tolerance, and acute exacerbations, including hospitalizations due to asthma. Furthermore, weight loss in obese asthmatics is associated with improvements in level of lung function and airway responsiveness to inhaled methacholine, whereas no significant improvements have been observed in exhaled nitric oxide or other markers of eosinophilic airway inflammation.Conclusion: Overweight and obese adults with asthma experience a high symptomatic remission rate and significant improvements in asthma control, including objective measures of disease activity, after weight loss. Although these positive effects of weight loss on asthma-related health outcomes seem not to be accompanied by remission or improvements in markers of eosinophilic airway inflammation, it has potentially important implications for the future burden of asthma.Keywords: asthma, weight loss, diet, bariatric surgery, asthma control

  6. Design and implementation of a system for controlling emission of radiation; Diseno e implementacion de un sistema para el control de emision de radiacion

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    Alvarez Alfaro, Luis Diego

    2012-07-01

    The Centro de Investigacion en Ciencias Atomicas, Nucleares y Moleculares of the Universidad de Costa Rica has seen the need to automate the process of changing filters, so that no person has to be exposed to the radiation emitted by the source, which can be very harmful to health. A graphical interface and a controller is implemented using the LabView software, to manipulate and detect the position of a rotating disk to a radiation source. The rotary disk is used in the Center by means of a microcontroller Arduino UNO and a stepper motor. An actuator and a stepper motor, controlled through signals sent by an Arduino UNO, have been defined and implemented in a first stage, by an integrated module of bridges H and an optical system to locate the position of the filters. The second stage has been the creation in parallel of a virtual instrument in LabView, with routines able to move the stepper motor shaft to a desired position, along with its graphical interface, adaptable to any stepper motor bipolar or unipolar, and simple to use. The program has been validated to verify proper operation, by a routine in which filters are chosen randomly and persons handling the program. The stages have been documented along with the user manual for proper use of virtual instrument and system assembly. (author) [Spanish] El Centro de Investigacion en Ciencias Atomicas, Nucleares y Moleculares de la Universidad de Costa Rica ha visto la necesidad de automatizar el proceso de cambio de filtros, de tal manera que ninguna persona tuviera que estar expuesta a la radiacion emitida por la fuente, que puede resultar muy danina para la salud. Una interfaz grafica y un controlador se ha implementado utilizando el software LabView, para manipular y detectar la posicion de un disco giratorio para una fuente de radiacion. El disco giratorio es utilizado en el Centro por medio de un microcontrolador Arduino UNO y un motor a pasos. Un actuador y un motor a pasos, controlados a traves de senales

  7. SISTEMA ADAPTATIVO DE CONTROL Y OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL TRÁFICO DE UN CORREDOR VIAL SEMAFORIZADO. APLICACIÓN A LA CIUDAD DE MEDELLÍN

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    MARGARITA JIMÉNEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Son tres los aspectos fundamentales a tener en cuenta en el diseño de un sistema de control adaptativo. El primer aspecto está vinculado con la naturaleza del fenómeno vehicular. Éste, lejos está de poder ser enfocado desde la perspectiva de un modelo determinista. El segundo aspecto, es inherente con una realidad física; teniendo en cuenta que las redes viales, cualesquiera sea su diseño y/o constitución, soportan un flujo vehicular máximo y una densidad máxima definida por sus dimensiones, número de carriles y condiciones del tráfico. Todo prueba, que por más perfeccionado que resulte el sistema, no es posible mejorar el rendimiento del flujo vehicular por unidad de tiempo, más allá de las limitaciones físicas impuestas por el diseño de la vía y las normas de circulación. De otro lado, los costos iníciales de inversión más los costos de operación y los costos externos relacionados con la eficiencia en el flujo de tráfico constituyen un tercer factor a tener en cuenta como consecuencia de los dos anteriores. Así mismo, la magnitud del costo dependerá en gran parte del grado de inteligencia que se asigne sobre la estrategia a implementar, de la tecnología a utilizar en la detección y del sistema de comunicaciones.

  8. Postural control assessment in students with normal hearing and sensorineural hearing loss.

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    Melo, Renato de Souza; Lemos, Andrea; Macky, Carla Fabiana da Silva Toscano; Raposo, Maria Cristina Falcão; Ferraz, Karla Mônica

    2015-01-01

    Children with sensorineural hearing loss can present with instabilities in postural control, possibly as a consequence of hypoactivity of their vestibular system due to internal ear injury. To assess postural control stability in students with normal hearing (i.e., listeners) and with sensorineural hearing loss, and to compare data between groups, considering gender and age. This cross-sectional study evaluated the postural control of 96 students, 48 listeners and 48 with sensorineural hearing loss, aged between 7 and 18 years, of both genders, through the Balance Error Scoring Systems scale. This tool assesses postural control in two sensory conditions: stable surface and unstable surface. For statistical data analysis between groups, the Wilcoxon test for paired samples was used. Students with hearing loss showed more instability in postural control than those with normal hearing, with significant differences between groups (stable surface, unstable surface) (ppostural control compared to normal hearing students of the same gender and age. Copyright © 2014 Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  9. A interdependência entre sistemas de controle de produção e critérios de alocação de capacidades The relationship between production planning and control systems and methods of capacity allocation

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    Fernando Bernardi de Souza

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Há uma aparente carência de pesquisas sobre os inter-relacionamentos entre critérios de alocação de capacidades de recursos de manufatura e os métodos de controle de produção. Estudos sobre alocação de capacidades se baseiam geralmente em sistemas simplificados de empurrar a produção, desconsiderando sistemas mais atuais de gestão de produção. Por outro lado, pesquisas sobre a aplicabilidade de sistemas de gestão da produção não consideram apropriada a maneira como as capacidades produtivas dos recursos estão alocadas ao longo da linha. Analisar as interdependências entre esses dois grandes ramos de pesquisa é o objetivo deste artigo.There is a lack of researches on the relationship between methods of capacity allocation of manufacturing resources and production planning and control systems. Studies about capacity allocation are based on simplified push production systems not considering more current production management systems. By other side, studies about efficiency of production management systems don't consider the effect of different criteria of capacity allocation of manufacturing resources at the results. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the different policies of capacity allocation and different production planning and control systems interrelate between each other.

  10. Sistemas de tiempo real y sistemas distribuidos de tiempo real

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Ramón, Hugo Dionisio; Boracchia, Marcos; Pasini, Ariel C.; De Vito, María Cecilia; Osella Massa, Germán Leandro; Estrebou, César Armando

    2006-01-01

    El proyecto de investigación y desarrollo en Sistemas de Software Distribuido, abarca aspectos que van desde los fundamentos del desarrollo (Técnicas de Ingeniería de Requerimientos, Metodologías de Gestión y Desarrollo de Proyectos, Técnicas de Planificación, Métricas, Normas de Calidad, Web-Systems) hasta la concepción de aplicaciones específicas orientadas a los procesos industriales (Sistemas de Planeamiento de Producción, Control Industrial en tiempo real), procesos de E-government (Voto...

  11. Estabilización robusta de sistemas lineales

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    Horacio Leyva Castellanos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestra un conjunto de resultados que permiten abordar el problema de la estabilización robusta de una familia de sistemas lineales positivos. Se describen dos nuevas aplicaciones en la teoría de control positivo para sistemas compartimentales y se muestra la aplicación de un teorema de robustez para tales sistemas

  12. Effects of manipulating eating frequency during a behavioral weight loss intervention: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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    Bachman, Jessica L; Raynor, Hollie A

    2012-05-01

    Eating frequency has been inversely related to BMI but the impact of eating frequency on weight loss is unclear. This randomized controlled trial pilot study examined the effect of eating frequency on hunger, energy intake, and weight loss during a 6-month behavioral weight loss intervention. Participants (age: 51.0 ± 9.9 years, BMI: 35.5 ± 4.8 kg/m(2), 57.8% female, 94.1% white) were randomized to one of two eating frequency prescriptions: Three meal (n = 25): three eating bouts/day; or grazing (n = 26): eat at least 100 kcals every 2-3 h. Both groups attended 20 sessions and had identical dietary (1,200-1,500 kcals/day, frequency than three meal at 6 months (5.8 ± 1.1 eating bouts/day vs. 3.2 ± 0.6 eating bouts/day, P weight loss intervention.

  13. Modelado y control de un sistema de levitación magnética basado en un cojinete magnético activo

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    Marlon Cruz Pegueros

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el diseño, modelado e implementación de un sistema de levitación magnética de un grado de libertad, que consiste en una viga actua da por un cojine te magnético activo en configuración pendular. Se obt iene su representación en espacio de estado y, tras una linealización tangente, su función de transferencia correspondiente. Se describen las características del dispositivo experimental, su instrumentación electrónica y mecanismo, particularmente el proce dimiento de diseño del actuador electromagnético empleado, así como su caracterización para determinar la constante de proporc ionalidad de la fuerza electromagné tica. Finalmente, se muestra la simulación numérica e implementación experimental de esquemas c lásicos de control para estabilizar en el punto de equilibrio del sistema.

  14. CÁLCULO Y DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE CONTROL MEDIANTE LA IMPLEMENTACION DE UN SOFTWARE SCADA EN EL CURSO DE PROYECTO INTEGRADOR II

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    Karla Puerto-López

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este documento es ilustrar cada una de etapas que intervienen en el diseño de un sistema SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Adquisition partiendo de la elaboración de layout estructural mecánico, potencia eléctrica orientado a procesos industriales El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar y especificar los requerimientos para software SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Adquisition orientados a todo tipo de empresas del sector industrial. Se presentan los análisis efectuados a software SCADA comerciales relevando los usuarios existentes en el mercado. Además se presenta un análisis basado en un desarrollo propio realizado con un lenguaje de propósito general.

  15. A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial

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    Pellegrini Christine A

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Obesity remains a major public health challenge, demanding cost-effective and scalable weight management programs. Delivering key treatment components via mobile technology offers a potential way to reduce expensive in-person contact, thereby lowering the cost and burden of intensive weight loss programs. The ENGAGED study is a theory-guided, randomized controlled trial designed to examine the feasibility and efficacy of an abbreviated smartphone-supported weight loss program. Methods/design Ninety-six obese adults (BMI 30–39.9 kg/m2 will be randomized to one of three treatment conditions: (1 standard behavioral weight loss (STND, (2 technology-supported behavioral weight loss (TECH; or (3 self-guided behavioral weight loss (SELF. All groups will aim to achieve a 7% weight loss goal by reducing calorie and fat intake and progressively increasing moderate intensity physical activity to 175 minutes/week. STND and TECH will attend 8 group sessions and receive regular coaching calls during the first 6 months of the intervention; SELF will receive the Group Lifestyle Balance Program DVD’s and will not receive coaching calls. During months 1–6, TECH will use a specially designed smartphone application to monitor dietary intake, body weight, and objectively measured physical activity (obtained from a Blue-tooth enabled accelerometer. STND and SELF will self-monitor on paper diaries. Linear mixed modeling will be used to examine group differences on weight loss at months 3, 6, and 12. Self-monitoring adherence and diet and activity goal attainment will be tested as mediators. Discussion ENGAGED is an innovative weight loss intervention that integrates theory with emerging mobile technologies. We hypothesize that TECH, as compared to STND and SELF, will result in greater weight loss by virtue of improved behavioral adherence and goal achievement. Trial registration NCT01051713

  16. Plan de fortalecimiento del sistema de control interno de la sección contabilidad basado en el modelo Coso I, en la Dirección Financiera de la Universidad Técnica del Norte

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    Cabrera Yépez, Katy Elizabeth

    2017-01-01

    Desarrollar un Plan de Fortalecimiento del Sistema de Control Interno de la Sección Contabilidad basado en el modelo COSO I, en la Dirección Financiera de la Universidad Técnica del Norte. El presente proyecto propone el desarrollo de un Plan de Fortalecimiento del sistema de control interno de la Sección Contabilidad basado en el modelo COSO I, en la Dirección Financiera de la Universidad Técnica del Norte; su fin es disponer de un instrumento técnicamente elaborado, cuyas actividades y e...

  17. Desarrollo e implementación de un sistema para el control e inventario continuo, utilizando tecnología RFID, para la biblioteca de la ups sede Guayaquil

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    Chang Faiconí, David; Lozano Solís, Alan

    2013-01-01

    El proyecto surge de la idea de desarrollar e implementar un sistema de control e inventario utilizando la comunicación inalámbrica (radiofrecuencia) por medio de la tecnología RFID para ser aplicado en la biblioteca en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Sede Guayaquil y así facilitar y mejorar la gestión bibliotecaria, además evitar las pérdidas de estos materiales tan importantes y fuentes de consulta para los alumnos. Se desarrolló un sistema de gestión para préstamos, control de ...

  18. Diseño e implementación de un sistema de control de vuelo para un vehículo aéreo no tripulado tipo cuadricóptero

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    Brian Mauricio Lara Sosa

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: La industria aeroespacial ha tenido bastante auge y así mismo el desarrollo y aplicación a los sistemas autónomos, propiciando desarrollos importantes en su implementación, y sistemas de control. Método: En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo y la implementación de un vehículo aéreo no tripulado, tipo quadricóptero, se inicia con el análisis matemático de los sistemas de vehículos aéreos encontrando el modelo dinámico; el modelado del prototipo se basa en las ecuaciones Euler LaGrange. Posteriormente, se realiza el diseño de la estructura y el desarrollo de los sistemas de control basado en modos deslizantes; se aplica la ley de control basada en modos deslizantes en el sistema implementado que utiliza solamente información de pitch, roll y elevación. Resultados: Se implementó un prototipo de vehículo aéreo no tripulado tipo quadricóptero, y se implementó el sistema de control, donde se obtuvo un adecuado seguimiento de la referencia. Conclusiones: La adecuada selección de los elementos para la implementación del prototipo permite poder implementar diferentes estrategias de control, para este caso demostrando el adecuado trabajo de los modos deslizantes para la estabilización en dos ejes del quadricóptero.

  19. Factors Leading to the Loss of Natural Elite Control of HIV-1 Infection.

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    Pernas, María; Tarancón-Diez, Laura; Rodríguez-Gallego, Esther; Gómez, Josep; Prado, Julia G; Casado, Concepción; Dominguez-Molina, Beatriz; Olivares, Isabel; Coiras, Maite; León, Agathe; Rodriguez, Carmen; Benito, Jose Miguel; Rallón, Norma; Plana, Montserrat; Martinez-Madrid, Onofre; Dapena, Marta; Iribarren, Jose Antonio; Del Romero, Jorge; García, Felipe; Alcamí, José; Muñoz-Fernández, M Ángeles; Vidal, Francisco; Leal, Manuel; Lopez-Galindez, Cecilio; Ruiz-Mateos, Ezequiel

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    HIV-1 elite controllers (EC) maintain undetectable viral load (VL) in the absence of antiretroviral treatment. However, these subjects have heterogeneous clinical outcomes including a proportion loosing HIV-1 control over time. In this work we compared, in a longitudinal design, transient EC, analyzed before and after the loss of virological control, versus persistent EC. The aim was to identify factors leading to the loss of natural virological control of HIV-1-infection with a longitudinal retrospective study design. Gag-specific T-cell response was assessed by in vitro intracellular poly-cytokine production quantified by flow cytometry. Viral diversity and sequence-dating were performed in proviral DNA by PCR amplification at limiting dilution in env and gag genes. The expression profile of 70 serum cytokines and chemokines was assessed by multiplex immunoassays. We identified transient EC as subjects with low Gag-specific T-cell polyfunctionality, high viral diversity and high proinflammatory cytokines levels before the loss of control. Gag-specific T-cell polyfunctionality was inversely associated with viral diversity in transient controllers before the loss of control (r=-0.8; p =0.02). RANTES was a potential biomarker of transient control. This study identified, virological and immunological factors including inflammatory biomarkers associated with two different phenotypes within EC. These results may allow a more accurate definition of EC, which could help in a better clinical management of these individuals and in the development of future curative approaches. IMPORTANCE There is a rare group of HIV-infected patients who have the extraordinary capacity to maintain undetectable viral load levels in the absence of antiretroviral treatment, the so called HIV-1 elite controllers (EC). However, there is a proportion within these subjects that eventually loses this capability. In this work we found differences in virological and immune factors including soluble

  20. Accuracy of body image perception and preferred weight loss strategies in schizophrenia: a controlled pilot study.

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    Loh, C; Meyer, J M; Leckband, S G

    2008-02-01

    Obesity in severely mentally ill (SMI) populations is an increasing problem, but there is no controlled data regarding the relationship between SMI and weight perception. Fifty patients with schizophrenia and 50 demographically matched control participants were recruited. Weight, height, and body image accuracy were assessed for all participants, and assessments of mood, psychotic symptom severity and anxiety, and preferred modes of weight loss were assessed for the schizophrenia sample. Patients with schizophrenia were significantly more likely to be obese than controls (46% vs. 18%, P < 0.005), and most patients expressed an interest in losing weight. Obese participants with schizophrenia underestimated their body size (11.0%) more than controls (4.9%) (P < 0.05). Patients with schizophrenia are more likely to underestimate their body size, independent of the effects of obesity. However, they also express concern about weight issues and willingness to participate in psychoeducational groups targeted at weight loss.

  1. Developmental Regulation with Progressive Vision Loss: Use of Control Strategies and Affective Well-Being

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    Schilling, Oliver K.; Wahl, Hans-Werner; Boerner, Kathrin; Horowitz, Amy; Reinhardt, Joann P.; Cimarolli, Verena R.; Brennan-Ing, Mark; Heckhausen, Jutta

    2016-01-01

    The present study addresses older adults' developmental regulation when faced with progressive and irreversible vision loss. We used the motivational theory of life span development as a conceptual framework and examined changes in older adults' striving for control over everyday goal achievement, and their association with affective well-being,…

  2. Effect of gear shift and engine start losses on control strategies for hybrid electric vehicles

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    Ngo, V.; Hofman, T.; Steinbuch, M.; Serrarens, A.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, energetic loss models in the events of shifting gear and starting engine in a parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle equipped with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) will be introduced. The optimal control algorithm for the start-stop, power split and gear shift problem based on Dynamic

  3. Control and modulation for loss minimization for dc/dc converters in wind farm

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    Dincan, Catalin Gabriel; Kjær, Philip Carne

    2016-01-01

    For a DC wind turbine, a single phase series-resonant converter for unidirectional power is studied. This paper aims to identify and compare impact on electrical losses and component ratings from the choice of three candidate control strategies. The evaluation is purely based on circuit simulatio...

  4. 40 CFR 52.246 - Control of dry cleaning solvent vapor losses.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Control of dry cleaning solvent vapor... cleaning solvent vapor losses. (a) For the purpose of this section, “dry cleaning operation” means that process by which an organic solvent is used in the commercial cleaning of garments and other fabric...

  5. Considering linear generator copper losses on model predictive control for a point absorber wave energy converter

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    Montoya Andrade, Dan-El; Villa Jaén, Antonio de la; García Santana, Agustín

    2014-01-01

    Highlights: • We considered the linear generator copper losses in the proposed MPC strategy. • We maximized the power transferred to the generator side power converter. • The proposed MPC increases the useful average power injected into the grid. • The stress level of the PTO system can be reduced by the proposed MPC. - Abstract: The amount of energy that a wave energy converter can extract depends strongly on the control strategy applied to the power take-off system. It is well known that, ideally, the reactive control allows for maximum energy extraction from waves. However, the reactive control is intrinsically noncausal in practice and requires some kind of causal approach to be applied. Moreover, this strategy does not consider physical constraints and this could be a problem because the system could achieve unacceptable dynamic values. These, and other control techniques have focused on the wave energy extraction problem in order to maximize the energy absorbed by the power take-off device without considering the possible losses in intermediate devices. In this sense, a reactive control that considers the linear generator copper losses has been recently proposed to increase the useful power injected into the grid. Among the control techniques that have emerged recently, the model predictive control represents a promising strategy. This approach performs an optimization process on a time prediction horizon incorporating dynamic constraints associated with the physical features of the power take-off system. This paper proposes a model predictive control technique that considers the copper losses in the control optimization process of point absorbers with direct drive linear generators. This proposal makes the most of reactive control as it considers the copper losses, and it makes the most of the model predictive control, as it considers the system constraints. This means that the useful power transferred from the linear generator to the power

  6. Avaliação do desempenho de um sistema automático para controle da fertirrigação do tomateiro cultivado em substrato Performance evaluation of an automatic system for tomato fertigation control in substrate

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    Antonio J. Steidle Neto

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o desempenho de um sistema de controle automático de fertirrigação para a produção do tomateiro em substrato de areia, comparativamente ao sistema de controle convencional quanto à redução de solução nutritiva. No método de controle automático, os eventos de fertirrigação foram estabelecidos em função das condições meteorológicas do ambiente de cultivo e do estádio de desenvolvimento da cultura. Para isso, o modelo de Penman-Monteith foi utilizado como suporte para a tomada de decisão sobre a frequência adequada para aplicação da solução nutritiva. No sistema de controle convencional, os intervalos entre as fertirrigações permaneceram fixos durante todo o ciclo do tomateiro. Os resultados demonstraram que o sistema de controle automático atendeu plenamente às necessidades hídricas da cultura, sem comprometer a produção do tomateiro, proporcionando reduções expressivas no consumo de solução nutritiva. Por outro lado, o sistema de controle convencional realizou número excessivo de fertirrigações, principalmente durante o estádio inicial de desenvolvimento do tomateiro e nos dias caracterizados por elevada nebulosidade. No estádio inicial de crescimento, verificou-se que os volumes totais de solução nutritiva, aplicados ao tomateiro pelo sistema convencional, excederam as necessidades hídricas da cultura em 1,31 e 1,39 L planta-1 em dias típicos com céu claro e nublado, respectivamente.The objective of this work was to compare the performance of an automatic fertigation control system, for soilless tomato production in sand substrate, as compared to a conventional control system. In the automatic control, fertigation events were established by meteorological conditions in the cultivation environment and crop development stage. In this way, the Penman-Monteith model was utilized as a decision support tool regarding the appropriate frequency for delivering the

  7. MANEJO DA ÁGUA E UTILIZAÇÃO DE OXYFLUORFEN NO CONTROLE DE PLANTAS DANINHAS NA CULTURA DO ARROZ IRRIGADO NO SISTEMA PRÉ-GERMINADO

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    FURLANI JUNIOR ENES

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se uma pesquisa no ano agrícola 1993/94, na Estação Experimental de Pindamonhangaba (SP, e cujos objetivos foram verificar a necessidade da troca da água no sistema de cultivo pré-germinado para arroz (Oryza sativa L. irrigado por inundação e o efeito de doses do herbicida Oxyfluorfen (240 g de ingrediente ativo por litro do produto comercial e momento de inundação da área, sobre o comportamento da cultura do arroz e reflexos sobre a comunidade de plantas daninhas presentes nas áreas experimentais. Utilizaram-se os tratamentos TI10 - testemunha inundada 10 dias após o preparo do solo, e TIPS - testemunha com solo inundado logo após o preparo do solo, comparadas com duas doses de Oxyfluorfen (1 e 2 L/ha do produto comercial e ao manejo com e sem troca da água tratada com herbicida. O uso da inundação logo após o preparo do solo e do herbicida ocasiona os melhores níveis de controle das plantas daninhas. A inundação logo após o preparo do solo propicia os melhores níveis de controle das plantas daninhas, quando comparado à inundação realizada 10 dias após. O Oxyfluorfen mostrou-se eficiente no controle das plantas daninhas, principalmente o capim-arroz (Echinochloa sp., no sistema com sementes pré-germinadas em arroz irrigado por inundação. Respeitando-se o período de carência para posterior semeadura e não ocorrendo baixa luminosidade durante esse tempo, não há necessidade de efetuar a troca da água onde foi aplicado o herbicida Oxyfluorfen.

  8. Evaluation of Control and Protection System for Loss of Electrical Power Supply System of Water-Cooling Nuclear Power Plant

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    Suhaemi, Tjipta; Djen Djen; Setyono; Jambiar, Riswan; Rozali, Bang; Setyo P, Dwi; Tjahyono, Hendro

    2000-01-01

    Evaluation of control and protection system for loss of electrical power supply system of water-cooled nuclear power plant has been done. The loss of electrical power supply. The accident covered the loss of external electrical load and loss of ac power to the station auxiliaries. It is analysed by studying and observing the mechanism of electrical power system and mechanism of related control and protection system. The are two condition used in the evaluation i e without turbine trip and with turbine trip. From the evaluation it is concluded that the control and protection system can handled the failure caused by the loss of electrical power system

  9. Viabilidade econômica de sistemas de preparo do solo e métodos de controle de Tiririca em algodoeiro Economic viability of soil preparation systems and methods of Cyperus rotundus control in cotton

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    Francineuma P. de Arruda

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available As plantas infestadas são responsáveis por perdas significativas na produção do algodão a nível mundial, cujo controle é difícil e oneroso. Com o objetivo de se estimar custos de produção e analisar economicamente a eficiência da plasticultura e de métodos de controle de ervas daninhas na cultura do algodoeiro herbáceo irrigado e em sequeiro, utilizaram-se dados obtidos de ensaios conduzidos nos municípios de Barbalha e Missão Velha, no Cariri Cearense, determinando-se o custo de produção, a receita líquida, o índice de lucratividade e os indicadores de viabilidade econômica: Valor Presente Líquido (VPL, Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR e Relação Benefício-Custo (B/C. Verificou-se que tanto no cultivo irrigado como no cultivo de sequeiro, o método de controle de ervas daninhas mais eficiente e bem menos oneroso, foi o mecânico com preparo do solo convencional, e mais lucrativo no cultivo de sequeiro, apresentando maior VPL e TIR que os demais. O maior custo de produção por hectare foi obtido no cultivo irrigado, utilizando-se o método e controle integrado em sistema de preparo do solo com aiveca. O uso da plasticultura como método de controle de ervas daninhas, é economicamente viável apenas para o cultivo do algodoeiro de sequeiro.Weeds are responsible for significant losses in cotton production in the world and, its control is difficult and expensive. This work has the main objective to estimate production costs and analyse economically the efficiency of plasticulture and different methods of weeds control in irrigated and dry land herbaceous cotton, using data obtained in Barbalha and Missão Velha areas, in the state of Ceará, Brazil, evaluating production costs, net revenues, profitability index and economic viability indicators: Liquid Present Value (LPV, Ratio of Internal Return (RIT and Benefit-Cost Ratio (B/C. It was verified that in irrigated as well as in rainfed crop, the more efficient and economically

  10. Soil organic carbon stocks in coffee plantations under different weed control systemsEstoques de carbono orgânico do solo em cafezais sob diferentes sistemas de controle de plantas invasoras

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    Franciane Diniz Cogo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Soil organic carbon (COS is an important indicator of soil quality, as its levels and stocks can change by soil preparation. This study aimed to evaluate COS stocks on a clayey Oxisol cultivated with coffee and subject to different weed control systems in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, and weed control systems were: no weeding, manual weeding, pre-emergence herbicide, post-emergence herbicide, rotary tiller, rotary mowers and disk harrow. Undisturbed soil samples were collected at two positions in the coffee plantation (tire tracks and planting line, at depths of 0-3, 10-13, and 25-28 cm. A nearby native forest was sampled as a reference. A higher bulk density of soils under coffee plantations occurred compared to soil under the forest. There was little difference between COS concentrations in the plating line in relation to the native forest, but for the tire track position, the amount of COS was generally lower. After correction for soil compaction, it was estimated a loss of ca. 20% in SOC stock for te 0-30 cm depth for herbicide post-emergence, rotary tiller, manual weeding and disk barrow, and a 35% loss when using herbicide pre-emergence. SOC stocks under no weeding and rotary mowers did not differ from native forest (37 M-1g ha COS, indicating that the rotary mower, which allows temporary growth of weeds and does not disrupt soil structure, is the most appropriate weed control for the preservation of COS in coffee plantations.O carbono orgânico no solo (COS é um importante indicador da qualidade do solo, pois seus teores e estoques podem ser alterados conforme o sistema de preparo do solo. Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar os estoques de COS em um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico argiloso cultivado com cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L e submetido a diferentes manejos de plantas invasoras no sul de Minas Gerais. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, sendo os tratamentos os

  11. Early pest development and loss of biological control are associated with urban warming.

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    Meineke, Emily K; Dunn, Robert R; Frank, Steven D

    2014-11-01

    Climate warming is predicted to cause many changes in ectotherm communities, one of which is phenological mismatch, wherein one species' development advances relative to an associated species or community. Phenological mismatches already lead to loss of pollination services, and we predict that they also cause loss of biological control. Here, we provide evidence that a pest develops earlier due to urban warming but that phenology of its parasitoid community does not similarly advance. This mismatch is associated with greater egg production that likely leads to more pests on trees. © 2014 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

  12. Speed and Torque Control Strategies for Loss Reduction of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

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    Argent, Michael; McDonald, Alasdair; Leithead, Bill; Giles, Alexander

    2016-09-01

    This paper builds on the work into modelling the generator losses for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines from their intrinsic torque cycling to investigate the effects of aerodynamic inefficiencies caused by the varying rotational speed resulting from different torque control strategies to the cyclic torque. This is achieved by modelling the wake that builds up from the rotation of the VAWT rotor to investigate how the wake responds to a changing rotor speed and how this in turn affects the torque produced by the blades as well as the corresponding change in generator losses and any changes to the energy extracted by the wind turbine rotor.

  13. Aircraft Loss-of-Control Accident Prevention: Switching Control of the GTM Aircraft with Elevator Jam Failures

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    Chang, Bor-Chin; Kwatny, Harry G.; Belcastro, Christine; Belcastro, Celeste

    2008-01-01

    Switching control, servomechanism, and H2 control theory are used to provide a practical and easy-to-implement solution for the actuator jam problem. A jammed actuator not only causes a reduction of control authority, but also creates a persistent disturbance with uncertain amplitude. The longitudinal dynamics model of the NASA GTM UAV is employed to demonstrate that a single fixed reconfigured controller design based on the proposed approach is capable of accommodating an elevator jam failure with arbitrary jam position as long as the thrust control has enough control authority. This paper is a first step towards solving a more comprehensive in-flight loss-of-control accident prevention problem that involves multiple actuator failures, structure damages, unanticipated faults, and nonlinear upset regime recovery, etc.

  14. Temperature and pressure control in the discharge of refrigeration systems cooled by shell and tube condensers; Control de presion y temperatura de descarga en sistemas de refrigeracion enfriados por condensadores de casco y tubo

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    Fernandez Martinez, R. [Asociacion de Ingenieros Egresados de la Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    1995-12-31

    In the selection of a refrigeration equipment, the evaporator and condenser load conditions must be perfectly known, that is, the amount of heat energy that we have to reject from our space to cool in base to the temperature and mass to refrigerate. This situation carries on to the selection of the adequate compressor. But nevertheless the temperature conditions of the environment play an important roll in the behavior of the entire refrigeration system, altering in many cases the working conditions of each one of the components and therefore the functioning of the refrigeration system. This paper presents a method for controlling the behavior of each one of the components of the refrigeration system that perform in accordance with their design characteristics. [Espanol] En la seleccion de un equipo de refrigeracion, se deben conocer perfectamente las condiciones de carga del evaporador y del condensador, es decir la cantidad de calor que debemos de eliminar de nuestro medio a refrigerar, en base a la temperatura y masa a refrigerar. Esta situacion conlleva a la eleccion del compresor adecuado. Mas sin embargo, las condiciones de temperatura ambiente, juegan un papel importante en el comportamiento de todo el sistema de refrigeracion, alterando en muchos casos las condiciones de trabajo de cada uno de los componentes y por ende el funcionamiento del sistema de refrigeracion. El presente trabajo presenta un metodo para controlar el comportamiento de cada uno de los componentes dentro del sistema de refrigeracion para que trabajen de acuerdo a su diseno.

  15. Temperature and pressure control in the discharge of refrigeration systems cooled by shell and tube condensers; Control de presion y temperatura de descarga en sistemas de refrigeracion enfriados por condensadores de casco y tubo

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    Fernandez Martinez, R [Asociacion de Ingenieros Egresados de la Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    In the selection of a refrigeration equipment, the evaporator and condenser load conditions must be perfectly known, that is, the amount of heat energy that we have to reject from our space to cool in base to the temperature and mass to refrigerate. This situation carries on to the selection of the adequate compressor. But nevertheless the temperature conditions of the environment play an important roll in the behavior of the entire refrigeration system, altering in many cases the working conditions of each one of the components and therefore the functioning of the refrigeration system. This paper presents a method for controlling the behavior of each one of the components of the refrigeration system that perform in accordance with their design characteristics. [Espanol] En la seleccion de un equipo de refrigeracion, se deben conocer perfectamente las condiciones de carga del evaporador y del condensador, es decir la cantidad de calor que debemos de eliminar de nuestro medio a refrigerar, en base a la temperatura y masa a refrigerar. Esta situacion conlleva a la eleccion del compresor adecuado. Mas sin embargo, las condiciones de temperatura ambiente, juegan un papel importante en el comportamiento de todo el sistema de refrigeracion, alterando en muchos casos las condiciones de trabajo de cada uno de los componentes y por ende el funcionamiento del sistema de refrigeracion. El presente trabajo presenta un metodo para controlar el comportamiento de cada uno de los componentes dentro del sistema de refrigeracion para que trabajen de acuerdo a su diseno.

  16. IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN Y CONTROL DE GESTIÓN PARA EL MINISTERIO DE ELECTRICIDAD Y ENERGÍA RENOVABLE

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    Los Sistemas de Información son un componente de gran importancia para cualquier organización. Sin embargo, son los datos y su adecuado manejo lo que le da un carácter estratégico a la TI en la organización. Uno de los propósitos del MEER es mejorar el control de cumplimientos de objetivos y el análisis de comportamientos de los indicadores que genera la facturación de energía, la recaudación de la venta de energía, el estado de la cartera. Es por tal motivo que se les sugi...

  17. Glycemic control and alveolar bone loss progression in type 2 diabetes.

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    Taylor, G W; Burt, B A; Becker, M P; Genco, R J; Shlossman, M

    1998-07-01

    This study tested the hypothesis that the risk for alveolar bone loss is greater, and bone loss progression more severe, for subjects with poorly controlled (PC) type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM) compared to those without type 2 DM or with better controlled (BC) type 2 DM. The PC group had glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1) > or = 9%; the BC group had HbA1 or = 75% were used to identify the worst bone score (WBS) in the dentition. Change in worst bone score at follow-up, the outcome, was specified on a 4-category ordinal scale as no change, or a 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-category increase over baseline WBS (WBS1). Poorly controlled diabetes, age, calculus, time to follow-up examination, and WBS1 were statistically significant explanatory variables in ordinal logistic regression models. Poorly controlled type 2 DM was positively associated with greater risk for a change in bone score (compared to subjects without type 2 DM) when the covariates were included in the model. The cumulative odds ratio (COR) at each threshold of the ordered response was 11.4 (95% CI = 2.5, 53.3). When contrasted with subjects with BC type 2 DM, the COR for those in the PC group was 5.3 (95% CI = 0.8, 53.3). The COR for subjects with BC type 2 DM was 2.2 (95% CI = 0.7, 6.5), when contrasted to those without type 2 DM. These results suggest that poorer glycemic control leads to both an increased risk for alveolar bone loss and more severe progression over those without type 2 DM, and that there may be a gradient, with the risk for bone loss progression for those with better controlled type 2 DM intermediate to the other 2 groups.

  18. Enhancement of loss detection capability using a combination of the Kalman Filter/Linear Smoother and controllable unit accounting approach

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    Pike, D.H.; Morrison, G.W.

    1979-01-01

    An approach to loss detection is presented which combines the optimal loss detection capability of state estimation techniques with a controllable unit accounting approach. The state estimation theory makes use of a linear system model which is capable of modeling the interaction of various controllable unit areas within a given facility. An example is presented which illustrates the increase in loss detection probability which is realizable with state estimation techniques. Comparisons are made with a Shewhart Control Chart and the CUSUM statistic

  19. The Association between Hearing Loss, Postural Control, and Mobility in Older Adults: A Systematic Review.

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    Agmon, Maayan; Lavie, Limor; Doumas, Michail

    2017-06-01

    Degraded hearing in older adults has been associated with reduced postural control and higher risk of falls. Both hearing loss (HL) and falls have dramatic effects on older persons' quality of life (QoL). A large body of research explored the comorbidity between the two domains. The aim of the current review is to describe the comorbidity between HL and objective measures of postural control, to offer potential mechanisms underlying this relationship, and to discuss the clinical implications of this comorbidity. PubMed and Google Scholar were systematically searched for articles published in English up until October 15, 2015, using combinations of the following strings and search words: for hearing: Hearing loss, "Hearing loss," hearing, presbycusis; for postural control: postural control, gait, postural balance, fall, walking; and for age: elderly, older adults. Of 211 screened articles, 7 were included in the systematic review. A significant, positive association between HL and several objective measures of postural control was found in all seven studies, even after controlling for major covariates. Severity of hearing impairment was connected to higher prevalence of difficulties in walking and falls. Physiological, cognitive, and behavioral processes that may influence auditory system and postural control were suggested as potential explanations for the association between HL and postural control. There is evidence for the independent relationship between HL and objective measures of postural control in the elderly. However, a more comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms underlying this relationship is yet to be elucidated. Concurrent diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of these two modalities may reduce falls and increase QoL in older adults. American Academy of Audiology

  20. Intelligent system for control and automation of natural gas distribution operation; Sistema inteligente de controle e automacao da operacao de distribuicao de gas natural

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    Scucuglia, Jose W.; Souza, Celso C. [Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Regiao do Pantanal (UNIDERP), Campo Grande, MS (Brazil). Curso de Engenharia Eletrica; Patricio, Cristian M.M.M.; Cruz, Lauro C.; Reis, Antonio M.; Cortez, Marco A.A.; Maldonado, Waldemar; Rosa, Willian A. [Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Regiao do Pantanal (UNIDERP), Campo Grande, MS (Brazil). Nucleo de Energia, Automacao e Controle; Teixeira, Marcelo C.M. [UNESP, Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Eletrica; Carrasco, Benjamim [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The present work has as objective to present the development of a dedicated intelligent system to the operation of natural gas distribution. The system adds tools of project, simulation, supervision and control of the flow of natural gas in networks distribution, and is composed of hardware and intelligent software. The developed software possess friendly graphical interface, so that the operator composing visually the distribution network automatically, composes a mathematical model formed by a set of differential equations, being solved by the Newton-Raphson method. This tool of simulation allows, in function of network topology, to get through simulation the conditions gas flow in each point of the loop flow. The micro controlled hardware for acquisition of the data in real time and control of valves was developed. The hardware possesses flexible communication (Radio Frequency, Ethernet and Optical Fiber), intelligence for decision taking and auto test of its proper functioning, so that guarantee security in the operations. An implanted neural system in software propitiates the control monitoring of the characteristics operation and conditions of leak with loss of load, identifying inclusive the place of this leak along of the duct. A system with national technology was gotten, of low cost and high added technological value. (author)

  1. La vegetación como sistema de control para las Islas de Calor Urbano en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua

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    Maria Goretti Salas Esparza

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available A nivel mundial, el territorio ha experimentado un proceso de urbanización, el cual ha modificado las condiciones físicas y climatológicas como consecuencia de la densificación y construcción de las zonas urbanas, sobre todo a partir de la utilización de materiales que retienen el calor y que propician el fenómeno de isla de calor urbano (ICU, término establecido por Gordon Manley en 1958 (Fernández, 1996. Este trabajo evalúa el impacto que tienen las áreas verdes para actuar como sistema de control de isla de calor sobre Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, durante el verano del 2016. La metodología consistió en analizar cuatro áreas verdes para determinar la diferencia de temperatura que existe entre las zonas arboladas y las no arboladas, registrando temperaturas con sensores Hobo®, cada 15 minutos. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que existe una diferencia de temperatura de 3,82 °C entre los lugares arbolados y no arbolados en el área verde con mayor nivel de vegetación, mientras que el área verde con menor nivel de vegetación se encontró una diferencia de 0,53 °C. Sin embargo, el impacto que tendrán sobre la zona urbana dependerá de la configuración y características de la misma área verde.   Documeto fianciado bajo el marco Tesis de Maestría en Planificación y Desarrollo Urbano " Áreas verdes como sistema de control para las Islas de Calor Urbano en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua".Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

  2. Hydrodynamic control of phytoplankton loss to the benthos in an estuarine environment

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    Jones, Nicole L.; Thompson, Janet K.; Arrigo, Kevin R.; Monismith, Stephen G.

    2009-01-01

    Field experiments were undertaken to measure the influence of hydrodynamics on the removal of phytoplankton by benthic grazers in Suisun Slough, North San Francisco Bay. Chlorophyll a concentration boundary layers were found over beds inhabited by the active suspension feeders Corbula amurensis and Corophium alienense and the passive suspension feeders Marenzellaria viridis and Laonome sp. Benthic losses of phytoplankton were estimated via both the control volume and the vertical flux approach, in which chlorophyll a concentration was used as a proxy for phytoplankton biomass. The rate of phytoplankton loss to the bed was positively correlated to the bed shear stress. The maximum rate of phytoplankton loss to the bed was five times larger than estimated by laboratory-derived pumping rates for the active suspension feeders. Reasons for this discrepancy are explored including a physical mechanism whereby phytoplankton is entrained in a near-bed fluff layer where aggregation is mediated by the presence of mucus produced by the infaunal community.

  3. Sistema seguidor solar microcontrolado

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A demanda de energia elétrica é cada vez maior devido ao grande crescimento da população e do novo estilo de vida adotado pela sociedade moderna, cada vez mais industrializada. Nesse sentido, o consumo de energia vem apresentando um crescimento acelerado. Concomitantemente, a sociedade se movimenta no sentido de se conscientizar das alterações ocasionadas na natureza, e, assim, surge a necessidade de novos meios de geração de energia, menos impactantes ao meio ambiente, denominadas energias renováveis. Este artigo vem apresentar um sistema seguidor solar microcontrolado, que possibilita uma maior captação de energia em placas solares, pois as posiciona sempre com sua face voltada para o sol. O sistema de controle é baseado nas equações matemáticas cujos resultados são as posições do sol num dado dia e em uma dada hora. Estas coordenadas são calculadas e resultam no deslocamento da célula fotovoltaica por meio de um motor.

  4. Prosody Perception and Production in Children with Hearing Loss and Age- and Gender-Matched Controls.

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    Kalathottukaren, Rose Thomas; Purdy, Suzanne C; Ballard, Elaine

    2017-04-01

    Auditory development in children with hearing loss, including the perception of prosody, depends on having adequate input from cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Lack of adequate auditory stimulation can lead to delayed speech and language development. Nevertheless, prosody perception and production in people with hearing loss have received less attention than other aspects of language. The perception of auditory information conveyed through prosody using variations in the pitch, amplitude, and duration of speech is not usually evaluated clinically. This study (1) compared prosody perception and production abilities in children with hearing loss and children with normal hearing; and (2) investigated the effect of age, hearing level, and musicality on prosody perception. Participants were 16 children with hearing loss and 16 typically developing controls matched for age and gender. Fifteen of the children with hearing loss were tested while using amplification (n = 9 hearing aids, n = 6 cochlear implants). Six receptive subtests of the Profiling Elements of Prosody in Speech-Communication (PEPS-C), the Child Paralanguage subtest of Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal Accuracy 2 (DANVA 2), and Contour and Interval subtests of the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia (MBEA) were used. Audio recordings of the children's reading samples were rated using a perceptual prosody rating scale by nine experienced listeners who were blinded to the children's hearing status. Thirty two children, 16 with hearing loss (mean age = 8.71 yr) and 16 age- and gender-matched typically developing children with normal hearing (mean age = 8.87 yr). Assessments were completed in one session lasting 1-2 hours in a quiet room. Test items were presented using a laptop computer through loudspeaker at a comfortable listening level. For children with hearing loss using hearing instruments, all tests were completed with hearing devices set at their everyday listening setting. All PEPS

  5. Aircraft Loss-of-Control: Analysis and Requirements for Future Safety-Critical Systems and Their Validation

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    Belcastro, Christine M.

    2011-01-01

    Loss of control remains one of the largest contributors to fatal aircraft accidents worldwide. Aircraft loss-of-control accidents are complex, resulting from numerous causal and contributing factors acting alone or more often in combination. Hence, there is no single intervention strategy to prevent these accidents. This paper summarizes recent analysis results in identifying worst-case combinations of loss-of-control accident precursors and their time sequences, a holistic approach to preventing loss-of-control accidents in the future, and key requirements for validating the associated technologies.

  6. Estimated costs of Sustaining Agricultural Production Through Erosional Control and Replenishment of Nutrient Losses in Kenya

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    Onyango, J.W.

    1999-01-01

    Soil erosion is one of the major causes of nutrient depletion in sub-Saharan Africa. Highlights of losses from erosion can be used to explain why agricultural production in this region is not sustainable. annual macronutrient losses were calculated from experimental results at 8 sites in Kenya between 1986 and 1990. these losses were used along with the current local prices of fertiliser to estimate the annual national budget required for there replenishment. On average, 5.72, 29.3 and 0.82 kg ha -1 yr -1 of N, P and K, respectively, were lost annually. These losses are determined by soil types, slope, crop cover characteristics and rainfall amounts. soil losses can be reduced by terracing, contour farming and intercropping to improve crop cover. These efforts reduce the adverse effects of sporadic rainfall on fragile soil types. in order to ensure sustainability however, control measures have to be supplemented by national additions of 64 000 t, 323 000 t and 10 000 t of N, P and K respectively per year. The equivalent costs of these fertilisers will be Ksh 1,408 Ksh 8721 Ksh 220 million for the respective nutrients. This would require a total of some US$256 million (Ksh 10 349 million) annually from the national budget

  7. What distinguishes weight loss maintainers of the German Weight Control Registry from the general population?

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    Feller, Silke; Müller, Astrid; Mayr, Andreas; Engeli, Stefan; Hilbert, Anja; de Zwaan, Martina

    2015-05-01

    Differences between successful long-term weight loss maintainers and the general population with regard to eating and weighing habits, non-normative eating behaviors, and eating-related and general psychopathological parameters are unknown. Self-identified weight loss maintainers from the German Weight Control Registry (GWCR, n = 494) were compared with a representative sample of the general German population (n = 2,129). The samples did not differ in current BMI. Using the same assessment instruments in both cohorts, a variety of eating-related and psychological variables were determined. The GWCR participants reported more self-weighing and higher eating frequency but less hot meal consumption and more eating-out-of-home. Binge eating, compensatory behaviors, and concerns about shape and weight were reported more often by successful weight loss maintainers. Scores of depression and worrying about health were slightly higher whereas severity of somatic symptoms was less pronounced in the GWCR participants. Overall, our data suggest that successful weight loss maintainers are characterized by more concerns about shape and weight, greater binge eating frequency, and higher use of compensatory behaviors. The latter suggests that weight loss maintenance might not only be achieved by healthy strategies but also by non-normative behaviors which might increase the vulnerability for weight regain. © 2015 The Obesity Society.

  8. DESCRIPCIÓN DE UN SISTEMA INFORMATIZADO DE PROCESAMIENTO AUTOMÁTICO PARA LA OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL RENDIMIENTO DEPORTIVO BASADO EN EL CONTROL DE LA INFORMACIÓN

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    El presente trabajo describe un sistema automático, portátil y de bajo costo para el control, valoración y entrenamiento en diferentes situaciones deportivas. El sistema se ha contrastado mediante su aplicación a algunos deportes sin interrumpir su normal ejecución. El producto ha sido calibrado y se ha determinado previamente su precisión con registros comparados y osciloscópios. Se ha adaptado a la salida de velocidad, de natación, el salto de voleibol y se ha aplicado en un trabajo intrasujeto con atletas, jugadores de voleibol y nadadores, todos ellos de élite,demostrandoempíricamentesu eficacia en la mejora del rendimiento. Es necesario señalar que se ha constatado la gran utilidad del sistema en el campo del entrenamiento deportivo, y los resultados iniciales son muy satisfactorios.

     

  9. Desenvolvimento de controle avançado para processos de aeração por ar difuso visando aplicação em sistemas de tratamento de efluentes

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    Tiago Magalhães Soares

    2010-01-01

    Sistemas de aeração são amplamente utilizados em estações de tratamento de esgotos sanitários e efluentes industriais, sendo a configuração mais utilizada os sistemas de lodos ativados. Neste trabalho, buscou-se a implementação e o teste de uma estratégia de controle avançado em um sistema de aeração. Foi utilizado um canal de aeração com recirculação de água como simulação de um tanque de aeração. Para consumir o oxigênio dissolvido na água, foi realizada a dosagem de hipossulfito de sódio n...

  10. How strongly does appetite counter weight loss? Quantification of the feedback control of human energy intake

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    Polidori, David; Sanghvi, Arjun; Seeley, Randy; Hall, Kevin D.

    2016-01-01

    Objective To quantify the feedback control of energy intake in response to long-term covert manipulation of energy balance in free-living humans. Methods We used a validated mathematical method to calculate energy intake changes during a 52 week placebo-controlled trial in 153 patients treated with canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitor that increases urinary glucose excretion thereby resulting in weight loss without patients being directly aware of the energy deficit. We analyzed the relationship between the body weight time course and the calculated energy intake changes using principles from engineering control theory. Results We discovered that weight loss leads to a proportional increase in appetite resulting in eating above baseline by ~100 kcal/day per kg of lost weight – an amount more than 3-fold larger than the corresponding energy expenditure adaptations. Conclusions While energy expenditure adaptations are often thought to be the main reason for slowing of weight loss and subsequent regain, feedback control of energy intake plays an even larger role and helps explain why long-term maintenance of a reduced body weight is so difficult. PMID:27804272

  11. Control system pre-feedbacked for the super heated steam temperature in heat recovering units; Sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en recuperadores de calor

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    Lopez Alvarez, Hilario; Madrigal Espinosa, Guadalupe [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    The study that is presented corresponds to the analysis, design and development of a pre-feedbacked control system for the superheated steam temperature regulation in the heat recovery units of a combined cycle thermoelectric power plant. The designs of the feedback controller and the pre-feedback control system were implemented based in a linear model of the tempering zone. This linear model was obtained through the application of parametric identification techniques to the non-linear mathematical model of a combined cycle power plant. [Espanol] El estudio que se presenta corresponde al analisis, diseno y desarrollo de un sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para regular la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en los recuperadores de calor de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado. Los disenos del controlador retroalimentado y del sistema de control prealimentado se realizaron con base en un modelo lineal de la zona de atemperacion. Este modelo lineal se obtuvo aplicando tecnicas de identificacion parametrica al modelo matematico no-lineal de una central de ciclo combinado.

  12. Control system pre-feedbacked for the super heated steam temperature in heat recovering units; Sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en recuperadores de calor

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    Lopez Alvarez, Hilario; Madrigal Espinosa, Guadalupe [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The study that is presented corresponds to the analysis, design and development of a pre-feedbacked control system for the superheated steam temperature regulation in the heat recovery units of a combined cycle thermoelectric power plant. The designs of the feedback controller and the pre-feedback control system were implemented based in a linear model of the tempering zone. This linear model was obtained through the application of parametric identification techniques to the non-linear mathematical model of a combined cycle power plant. [Espanol] El estudio que se presenta corresponde al analisis, diseno y desarrollo de un sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para regular la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en los recuperadores de calor de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado. Los disenos del controlador retroalimentado y del sistema de control prealimentado se realizaron con base en un modelo lineal de la zona de atemperacion. Este modelo lineal se obtuvo aplicando tecnicas de identificacion parametrica al modelo matematico no-lineal de una central de ciclo combinado.

  13. Modernization of control system using the digital control system; Modernizacion de sistemas de control usando la simulacion como herramiento de ingenieria

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    Carrasco, J. A.; Fernandez, L.; Jimenez, A.

    2002-07-01

    Nowadays, all plant automation tendencies are based on the use of Digital Control System. In big industrial plants the control systems employed are Distributed Control Systems (DCS). The addition of these systems in nuclear power plants,implies an important adaptation process, because most of them were installed using analog control systems. This paper presents the objectives and the first results obtained, in a modernization project, focused in obtaining an engineering platform for making test and analysis of changes prior to their implementation in a nuclear plant. Modernization, Upgrade, DCS, Automation, Simulation, Training. (Author)

  14. Weighing every day matters: daily weighing improves weight loss and adoption of weight control behaviors.

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    Steinberg, Dori M; Bennett, Gary G; Askew, Sandy; Tate, Deborah F

    2015-04-01

    Daily weighing is emerging as the recommended self-weighing frequency for weight loss. This is likely because it improves adoption of weight control behaviors. To examine whether weighing every day is associated with greater adoption of weight control behaviors compared with less frequent weighing. Longitudinal analysis of a previously conducted 6-month randomized controlled trial. Overweight men and women in Chapel Hill, NC, participated in the intervention arm (N=47). The intervention focused on daily weighing for weight loss using an e-scale that transmitted weights to a study website, along with weekly e-mailed lessons and tailored feedback on daily weighing adherence and weight loss progress. We gathered objective data on self-weighing frequency from the e-scales. At baseline and 6 months, weight change was measured in the clinic and weight control behaviors (total items=37), dietary strategies, and calorie expenditure from physical activity were assessed via questionnaires. Calorie intake was assessed using an online 24-hour recall tool. We used χ(2) tests to examine variation in discrete weight control behaviors and linear regression models to examine differences in weight, dietary strategies, and calorie intake and expenditure by self-weighing frequency. Fifty-one percent of participants weighed every day (n=24) over 6 months. The average self-weighing frequency among those weighing less than daily (n=23) was 5.4±1.2 days per week. Daily weighers lost significantly more weight compared with those weighing less than daily (mean difference=-6.1 kg; 95% CI -10.2 to -2.1; P=0.004). The total number of weight control behaviors adopted was greater among daily weighers (17.6±7.6 vs 11.2±6.4; P=0.004). There were no differences by self-weighing frequency in dietary strategies, calorie intake, or calorie expenditure. Weighing every day led to greater adoption of weight control behaviors and produced greater weight loss compared with weighing most days of the

  15. Vaping to lose weight: Predictors of adult e-cigarette use for weight loss or control.

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    Morean, Meghan E; Wedel, Amelia V

    2017-03-01

    Some traditional cigarette smokers are motivated to smoke to lose weight or control their weight. The current study evaluated whether a subset of adult e-cigarette users reported vaping to lose or control their weight and examined potential predictors of vaping for weight management. Adult e-cigarette users (n=459) who reported wanting to lose weight or maintain their weight completed an anonymous online survey. Participants reported on demographics, vaping frequency, e-cigarette nicotine content, cigarette smoking status, preferred e-cigarette/e-liquid flavors, current weight status (i.e., overweight, underweight), use of dieting strategies associated with anorexia and bulimia, lifetime history of binge eating, self-discipline, and impulse control. Binary logistic regression was used to examine whether vaping for weight loss/control was associated with the aforementioned variables. Participants who reported vaping for weight loss/control (13.5%) were more likely to vape frequently (adjOR=1.15; 95% CI [1.00, 1.31]); be overweight (adjOR=2.80; [1.33, 5.90]); restrict calories (adjOR=2.23; [1.13, 4.42]); have poor impulse control (adjOR=0.59; [0.41, 0.86]); and prefer coffee- (adjOR=2.92; [1.47, 5.80]) or vanilla-flavored e-liquid (adjOR=7.44; [1.56, 36.08]). A subset of adult e-cigarette users reported vaping for weight loss/control, raising concerns about expanded, scientifically unsubstantiated uses of e-cigarettes. Identifying where individuals obtain information about vaping for weight loss (e.g., e-cigarette ads, Internet) and whether weight-related motives promote e-cigarette initiation among e-cigarette naïve individuals is important to informing regulatory efforts. Further research also is needed to better understand the link between e-liquid flavors and weight loss motivations. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Aplicación de algoritmos de control clásico, adaptable y robusto a sistemas dinámicos de parámetros variables;Classic, adaptable and robust control algorithm application, to variant parameter dynamic system.

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    Orlando – Regalón Anias

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Existen múltiples sistemas dinámicos cuyos modelos matemáticos se caracterizan por ser de primer orden yparámetros variables con el tiempo. En estos casos las herramientas clásicas no siempre logran un sistema decontrol que sea estable, posea un buen desempeño dinámico y rechace adecuadamente las perturbaciones, cuandoel modelo de la planta se desvía del nominal, para el cual se realizó el diseño.En este trabajo se evalúa elcomportamiento de tres estrategias de control en presencia de variación de parámetros. Estas son: control clásico,control adaptable y control robusto. Se realiza un estudio comparativo de las mismas en cuanto a complejidad deldiseño, costo computacional de la implementación y sensibilidad ante variaciones en los parámetros y/o presencia dedisturbios. Se llega a conclusiones que permiten disponer de criterios para la elección más adecuada, endependencia de los requerimientos dinámicos que la aplicación demande, así como de los medios técnicos de que sedisponga.Many dynamic systems have first order mathematic models, with time variable parameters. In these cases, theclassical tools do not satisfy at all control system stability, good performance and perturbation rejection, when theplant model differs from the nominal one, for which the controller was designed.In this article, three control strategiesare evaluated in parameter variations and disturbance presence. The strategies are the followings: classical control,adaptive control and robust control. A comparative study is carried out, taking into account the design complexity, thecomputational cost and the sensitivity. The obtained conclusions helps to provide the criterion to choose the mostadequate control strategy, according to the necessary dynamic, as well as the available technical means.

  17. Weight-loss intervention using implementation intentions and mental imagery: a randomised control trial study protocol

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    Hattar, Anne; Hagger, Martin S; Pal, Sebely

    2015-01-01

    Background Overweight and obesity are major health problems worldwide. This protocol describes the HEALTHI (Healthy Eating and Active LifesTyle Health Intervention) Program, a 12-week randomised-controlled weight-loss intervention that adopts two theory-based intervention techniques, mental imagery and implementation intentions, a behaviour-change technique based on planning that have been shown to be effective in promoting health-behaviour change in previous research. The effectiveness of go...

  18. Loss of control eating and weight outcomes after bariatric surgery: a study with a Portuguese sample

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    Conceição, Eva Martins; Silva, Ana Isabel Pinto Bastos Leite; Brandão, Isabel; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Ramalho, Sofia Marlene Marques; Arrojado, Filipa; Costa, José; Machado, Paulo P. P.

    2014-01-01

    The present study aim is to investigate the frequency of loss of control eating (LOC) episodes in three groups with different assessment times: one before, one at short and one at long-term after bariatric surgery; as well as to explore the association of postoperative problematic eating behaviors and weight outcomes and psychological characteristics. This cross-sectional study compared a group of preoperative bariatric surgery patients (n = 176) and two postoperative groups, one at short-ter...

  19. Stabilization of a Wireless Networked Control System with Packet Loss and Time Delay: An ADS Approach

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    Jing Wang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The stabilization problem of a wireless networked control system is considered in this paper. Both time delay and packet loss exist simultaneously in the wireless network. The system is modeled as an asynchronous dynamic system (ADS with unstable subsystems. A sufficient condition for the system to be stable is presented. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

  20. Micro controlled system used in the control and in the monitoring of batteries bank; Sistema microcontrolado usado no controle e monitoracao de banco de baterias

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    Bonacorso, Nelso Gauze

    1991-09-01

    The development of a closed loop micro controlled based system for battery charging, monitoring charge and discharge, and even more, detecting structure failures is presented. The control algorithm is emphasized, being applied a charging method which uses voltage, current and temperature information. The objective of using this control technique is the design of a high performance battery charger, allowing the longest battery life possible, in reliable UPS applications. A prototype has been built and laboratory tested. Experimental results, developed program routines and the system circuits are included. (author)

  1. Fuzzy-TLBO optimal reactive power control variables planning for energy loss minimization

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    Moghadam, Ahmad; Seifi, Ali Reza

    2014-01-01

    Highlights: • A new approach to the problem of optimal reactive power control variables planning is proposed. • The energy loss minimization problem has been formulated by modeling the load of system as a Load Duration Curve. • To solving the energy loss problem, the classic methods and the evolutionary methods are used. • A new proposed fuzzy teaching–learning based algorithm is applied to energy loss problem. • Simulations are done to show the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed algorithm compared with other methods. - Abstract: This paper offers a new approach to the problem of optimal reactive power control variables planning (ORPVCP). The basic idea is division of Load Duration Curve (LDC) into several time intervals with constant active power demand in each interval and then solving the energy loss minimization (ELM) problem to obtain an optimal initial set of control variables of the system so that is valid for all time intervals and can be used as an initial operating condition of the system. In this paper, the ELM problem has been solved by the linear programming (LP) and fuzzy linear programming (Fuzzy-LP) and evolutionary algorithms i.e. MHBMO and TLBO and the results are compared with the proposed Fuzzy-TLBO method. In the proposed method both objective function and constraints are evaluated by membership functions. The inequality constraints are embedded into the fitness function by the membership function of the fuzzy decision and the problem is modeled by fuzzy set theory. The proposed Fuzzy-TLBO method is performed on the IEEE 30 bus test system by considering two different LDC; and it is shown that using this method has further minimized objective function than original TLBO and other optimization techniques and confirms its potential to solve the ORPCVP problem with considering ELM as the objective function

  2. RELACIÓN ENTRE LOS SISTEMAS DE CONTABILIDAD Y CONTROL DE GESTIÓN Y LOS SESGOS EN LA EVALUACIÓN Y TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    ERNESTO LOPEZ-VALEIRAS

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    Full Text Available Los directivos realizan evaluaciones y toman decisiones que pueden estar sesgadas y, como conse - cuencia, provocar efectos contrarios a los deseados en el rendimiento organizacional. La identifi - cación de los sesgos y sus causas han sido ampliamente estudiadas en la literatura de contabilidad y control de gestión en las últimas décadas. El objetivo de este trabajo es sintetizar los resultados previos, lo cual permite disponer de una visión más clara y comprensiva del papel de los Sistemas de Contabilidad y Control de Gestión (SCCG en relación a los sesgos en las decisiones y evaluaciones. Como resultado se obtiene un marco conceptual en el que los SCCG se postulan al mismo tiempo como generadores e inhibidores de sesgo, en función de sus propias características y de las carac - terísticas de los usuarios. Este resultado permite que profesionales (especialmente los controllers y académicos conozcan mejor los procesos de utilización de la información generada por los SCCG y así actúen en consecuencia.

  3. Adolescent exergame play for weight loss and psychosocial improvement: a controlled physical activity intervention.

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    Staiano, Amanda E; Abraham, Anisha A; Calvert, Sandra L

    2013-03-01

    Overweight and obese youth, who face increased risk of medical complications including heart disease and type II diabetes, can benefit from sustainable physical activity interventions that result in weight loss. This study examined whether a 20-week exergame (i.e., videogame that requires gross motor activity) intervention can produce weight loss and improve psychosocial outcomes for 54 overweight and obese African-American adolescents. Participants were recruited from a public high school and randomly assigned to competitive exergame, cooperative exergame, or control conditions. All exergame participants were encouraged to play the Nintendo Wii Active game for 30-60 min per school day in a lunch-time or after-school program. Cooperative exergame participants worked with a peer to expend calories and earn points together, whereas competitive exergame participants competed against a peer. Control participants continued regular daily activities. Outcome measures included changes in weight, peer support, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, measured at baseline, and at ∼10 and 20 weeks. Growth curve analysis revealed that cooperative exergame players lost significantly more weight (mean = 1.65 kg; s.d. = 4.52) than the control group, which did not lose weight. The competitive exergame players did not differ significantly from the other conditions. Cooperative exergame players also significantly increased in self-efficacy compared to the control group, and both exergame conditions significantly increased in peer support more than the control group. Exergames, especially played cooperatively, can be an effective technological tool for weight loss among youth. Copyright © 2012 The Obesity Society.

  4. Controllability of runoff and soil loss from small plots treated by vinasse-produced biochar.

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    Sadeghi, Seyed Hamidreza; Hazbavi, Zeinab; Harchegani, Mahboobeh Kiani

    2016-01-15

    Many different amendments, stabilizers, and conditioners are usually applied for soil and water conservation. Biochar is a carbon-enriched substance produced by thermal decomposition of organic material in the absence of oxygen with the goal to be used as a soil amendment. Biochar can be produced from a wide range of biomass sources including straw, wood, manure, and other organic wastes. Biochar has been demonstrated to restore soil fertility and crop production under many conditions, but less is known about the effects of its application on soil erosion and runoff control. Therefore, a rainfall simulation study, as a pioneer research, was conducted to evaluate the performance of the application of vinasse-produced biochar on the soil erosion control of a sandy clay loam soil packed in small-sized runoff 0.25-m(2) plots with 3 replicates. The treatments were (i) no biochar (control), (ii) biochar (8 tha(-1)) application at 24h before the rainfall simulation and (iii) biochar (8 tha(-1)) application at 48 h before the rainfall simulation. Rainfall was applied at 50 mm h(-1) for 15 min. The mean change of effectiveness in time to runoff could be found in biochar application at 24 and 48 h before simulation treatment with rate of +55.10% and +71.73%, respectively. In addition, the mean runoff volume 24 and 48 h before simulation treatments decreased by 98.46% and 46.39%, respectively. The least soil loss (1.12 ± 0.57 g) and sediment concentration (1.44 ± 0.48 gl(-1)) occurred in the biochar-amended soil treated 48 h before the rainfall simulation. In conclusion, the application of vinasse-produced biochar could effectively control runoff and soil loss. This study provided a new insight into the effects of biochar on runoff, soil loss, and sediment control due to water erosion in sandy clay loam soils. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Sistema de control de pago de matrículas y aranceles de la Universidad de las Regiones Autónomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense, Recinto Las Minas, 2015

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    Esmir Noel Roque Castellano

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    Full Text Available  Se desarrolló un sistema de control de pagos de matrículas y aranceles de los estudiantes en la URACCAN, Recinto las Minas Siuna, que almacena la información de forma efectiva. Automatiza, registra y brinda información en tiempo real. Es un estudio aplicativo con enfoque cuantitativo. La fuente primaria fue el personal administrativo dedica al manejo de control de pagos de matrículas y aranceles, como fuente secundaria todos los registros, formatos y documentos que utiliza el área de administración. Se creó un Sistema de Base de Datos con el gestor, Structured Query Language (SQL Server 2014, está conformado de diez tablas, debidamente relacionadas y normalizadas que evita la redundancia de datos. La interfaz gráfica se diseñó en Visual Studio 2010, con el lenguaje de programación Visual Basic y se crearon 22 formularios, que permite al usuario interactuar con la base de datos de forma sencilla y segura. El sistema de información se implementó en el área de Administración que pasó por un periodo de prueba, de tal manera que se identificaron los posibles errores y se corrigieron a través de la reingeniería del sistema.

  6. Who responds to financial incentives for weight loss? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial.

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    Paloyo, Alfredo R; Reichert, Arndt R; Reuss-Borst, Monika; Tauchmann, Harald

    2015-11-01

    There is a paucity of evidence on the heterogeneous impacts of financial incentives on weight loss. Between March 2010 and January 2012, in a randomized controlled trial, we assigned 700 obese persons to three experimental arms. We test whether particular subgroups react differently to financial incentives for weight loss. Two treatment groups obtained a cash reward (€150 and €300 with 237 and 229 participants, respectively) for achieving an individually-assigned target weight within four months; the control group (234 participants) was not incentivized. Participants and administrators were not blinded to the intervention. We find that monetary rewards effectively induced obese individuals to reduce weight across all subgroups. However, there is no evidence for treatment-effect heterogeneity for those groups that were incentivized. Among those who were in the €300 group, statistically significant and large weight losses were observed for women, singles, and those who are not working (all above 4 kg in four months). In addition, the magnitude of the reward matters only for women and migrants. The effectiveness of financial incentives to reduce weight nevertheless raises sensitive ethical issues that should be taken into consideration by policymakers. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Obesity: locus of control, body image, weight loss, and age-at-onset.

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    Wineman, N M

    1980-01-01

    In a retrospective investigation designed to measure locus of control, body image, and weight loss in Overeaters Anonymous members who had childhood, adolescence, or adulthood onset of obesity, 116 subjects were grouped according to age at onset of obesity and the year they joined OA. A convenience, volunteer sample of OA members completed a demographic data questionnaire, Rotter's Social Reaction. Inventory, and Secord and Jourard's Body Cathexis Scale. Significant overweight percentage differences were not found when the three age-at-onset groups were compared. Significant differences emerged, however, for adolescent-onset group persons who were categorized as "old" members; they had a larger weight loss and were more satisfied with their body image. A positive linear relationship between greater perception of internal control and a good body image was found in the entire adulthood-onset group. Weight loss and good body image of the oldest adolescent-onset group probably was the outcome of their association with a self-help group i.e., OA. Assessment of developmental issues related to the time of initial weight gain may indicate which treatment regime would be most effective.

  8. Stochastic ℋ∞ Finite-Time Control of Discrete-Time Systems with Packet Loss

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    Yingqi Zhang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the stochastic finite-time stabilization and ℋ∞ control problem for one family of linear discrete-time systems over networks with packet loss, parametric uncertainties, and time-varying norm-bounded disturbance. Firstly, the dynamic model description studied is given, which, if the packet dropout is assumed to be a discrete-time homogenous Markov process, the class of discrete-time linear systems with packet loss can be regarded as Markovian jump systems. Based on Lyapunov function approach, sufficient conditions are established for the resulting closed-loop discrete-time system with Markovian jumps to be stochastic ℋ∞ finite-time boundedness and then state feedback controllers are designed to guarantee stochastic ℋ∞ finite-time stabilization of the class of stochastic systems. The stochastic ℋ∞ finite-time boundedness criteria can be tackled in the form of linear matrix inequalities with a fixed parameter. As an auxiliary result, we also give sufficient conditions on the robust stochastic stabilization of the class of linear systems with packet loss. Finally, simulation examples are presented to illustrate the validity of the developed scheme.

  9. Loss of integrated control system power and overcooling transient at Rancho Seco on December 26, 1985

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    1986-02-01

    On December 26, 1985, Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station, located in Clay, California, about 25 miles southeast of Sacramento, experienced a loss of dc power within the integrated control system (ICS) while the plant was operating at 76% power. The plant is owned by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Following the loss of ICS dc power, the reactor tripped on high reactor coolant system (RCS) pressure followed by a rapid overcooling transient and automatic initiation of the safety features actuation system on low RCS pressure. The overcooling transient continued until ICS dc power was restored 26 minutes after its loss. The fundamental causes for this transient were design weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the ICS and in the equipment controlled by that system. These weaknesses and vulnerabilities were not adequately compensated by other design features, plant procedures or operator training. These weaknesses and vulnerabilities were largely known to SMUD and the NRC staff by virtue of a number of precursor events and through related analyses and studies. Yet, adequate plant modifications were not made so that this event would be improbable, or so that its course or consequences would be altered significantly. The information was available and known which could have prevented this overcooling transient; but in the absence of adequate plant modifications, the incident should have been expected. The report includes findings and conclusions of the NRC Incident Investigation Team sent to Rancho Seco by the NRC Executive Director for Operations in conformance with NRC's recently established Incident Investigation Program. 33 figs

  10. Stop of loss of cognitive performance during rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty-prospective controlled study.

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    Brem, Matthias H; Lehrl, Siegfried; Rein, Anna K; Massute, Sylvia; Schulz-Drost, Stefan; Gelse, Kolja; Schlechtweg, Phillip M; Hennig, Friedrich F; Olk, Alexander; Jacob, Harald J; Gusinde, Johannes

    2010-01-01

    Prolonged hospitalization is known to be associated with a loss of cognitive performance. Does playing video games (VGs) developed to improve cognitive properties delay this loss or even lead to an increase in cognitive performance? We performed a 10-day longitudinal study of patients who received total hip arthroplasty. We compared 16 patients (6 male) aged 66 ± 9 years (mean ± standard deviation) who played Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo; Redmond, Washington) on a Nintendo DS handheld console with 16 control patients (6 male) aged 69 ± 14 years. We measured cognitive performance 1 day preoperation, as well as on days 2 and 9 postoperation. With the daily exercise of a specific VG by the play group, the patients' fluid intelligence (median intelligence quotient 99-106), working memory capacity, and rate of information processing significantly improved over the course of 7 postoperative days. The cognitive performance of the control group did not increase. However, the memory spans of both groups did not systematically change. Exercise with VGs can prevent the loss of cognitive performance during prolonged hospitalization.

  11. Acute alcohol effects on inhibitory control and implicit cognition: implications for loss of control over drinking

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    Field, M.; Wiers, R.W.; Christiansen, P.; Fillmore, M.T.; Verster, J.C.

    2010-01-01

    Alcohol impairs inhibitory control, and it alters implicit alcohol cognitions including attentional bias and implicit associations. These effects are seen after doses of alcohol which do not lead to global impairments in cognitive performance. We review studies which demonstrate that the effects of

  12. The Breathe Easier through Weight Loss Lifestyle (BE WELL Intervention: A randomized controlled trial

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    Buist A

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Obesity and asthma have reached epidemic proportions in the US. Their concurrent rise over the last 30 years suggests that they may be connected. Numerous observational studies support a temporally-correct, dose-response relationship between body mass index (BMI and incident asthma. Weight loss, either induced by surgery or caloric restriction, has been reported to improve asthma symptoms and lung function. Due to methodological shortcomings of previous studies, however, well-controlled trials are needed to investigate the efficacy of weight loss strategies to improve asthma control in obese individuals. Methods/Design BE WELL is a 2-arm parallel randomized clinical trial (RCT of the efficacy of an evidence-based, comprehensive, behavioral weight loss intervention, focusing on diet, physical activity, and behavioral therapy, as adjunct therapy to usual care in the management of asthma in obese adults. Trial participants (n = 324 are patients aged 18 to 70 years who have suboptimally controlled, persistent asthma, BMI between 30.0 and 44.9 kg/m2, and who do not have serious comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, stroke. The 12-month weight loss intervention to be studied is based on the principles of the highly successful Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention. Intervention participants will attend 13 weekly group sessions over a four-month period, followed by two monthly individual sessions, and will then receive individualized counseling primarily by phone, at least bi-monthly, for the remainder of the intervention. Follow-up assessment will occur at six and 12 months. The primary outcome variable is the overall score on the Juniper Asthma Control Questionnaire measured at 12 months. Secondary outcomes include lung function, asthma-specific and general quality of life, asthma medication use, asthma-related and total health care utilization. Potential mediators (e.g., weight loss and change in physical

  13. ITER safety studies: The effect of two simultaneous perturbations during a loss of plasma control transient

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    Rivas, J.C.; Dies, J.

    2014-01-01

    Highlights: •We have re-examined the methodology employed in the analysis of the “Loss of plasma transients in ITER” safety reference events. •We show the possible transient effects of a combined malfunction in external heating system and change in plasma confinement. •We show the possible transient effects of a combined malfunction in fuelling system and change in plasma confinement. •We have shown that new steady-states can be achieved that are potentially dangerous for the wall integrity. -- Abstract: The loss of plasma control events in ITER are safety cases investigated to give an upper bound of the worse effects foreseeable from a total failure of the plasma control function. Conservative analyses based on simple 0D models for plasma balance equations and 1D models for wall heat transfer are used to determine the effects of such transients on wall integrity from a thermal point of view. In this contribution, progress in a “two simultaneous perturbations over plasma” approach to the analysis of the loss of plasma control transients in ITER is presented. The effect of variation in confinement time is now considered, and the consequences of this variation are shown over a n–T diagram. The study has been done with the aid of AINA 3.0 code. This code implements the same 0D plasma-1D wall scheme used in previous LOPC studies. The rationale of this study is that, once the occurrence of a loss of plasma transient has been assumed, and due to the uncertainties in plasma physics, it does not seem so unlikely to assume the possibility of finding a new confinement mode during the transient. The cases selected are intended to answer to the question “what would happen if an unexpected change in plasma confinement conditions takes place during a loss of plasma control transient due to a simultaneous malfunction of heating, or fuelling systems?” Even taking into account the simple models used and the uncertainties in plasma physics and design data, the

  14. Weight loss in a UK commercial all meal provision study: a randomised controlled trial.

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    Mellor, D D; Whitham, C; Goodwin, S; Morris, M; Reid, M; Atkin, S L

    2014-08-01

    Effective approaches are needed to address the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. The present study investigated whether all meal provision was a more effective and acceptable method for weight loss than a self-directed diet. This randomised controlled trial recruited 112 men and women with a body mass index in the range 27-35 kg m(-2), who had no comorbidities, from the local area of Hull. Participants were randomised to receive either meal provision or follow a self-directed diet for a 12-week period that resulted in an estimated 2928 kJ day(-1) (700 kcal day(-1)) deficit. A dietitian supervised both dietary interventions. At 12 weeks [mean (SEM)], percentage weight loss in the meal provision group was 6.6% (0.5%) compared to 4.3% (0.6%) for those on the self-directed diet. In terms of clinically relevant weight loss, 61% of participants lost 5% or more of their body weight with meal provision compared to 22% on the self-directed diet (P meal provision withdrawing from the study compared to 41% of those following the self-directed diet (P Meal provision was a more effective and accepted method for weight loss over a 12-week period compared to a self-directed diet. This may in part represent the difference between being given the meal provision food free of charge. However, longer-term maintenance studies need to be undertaken to ascertain their effects on the maintenance of weight loss. © 2013 The Authors. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Dietetic Association Ltd.

  15. Loss-to-follow-up and delay to treatment initiation in Pakistan's national tuberculosis control programme.

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    Ali, Syed Mustafa; Naureen, Farah; Noor, Arif; Fatima, Irum; Viney, Kerri; Ishaq, Muhammad; Anjum, Naveed; Rashid, Aamna; Haider, Ghulam Rasool; Khan, Muhammad Aamir; Aamir, Javariya

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    Researchers and policy-makers have identified loss to follow-up as a major programmatic problem. Therefore, the objective of this study is to quantify TB related pre-treatment loss to follow up and treatment delay in private sector health care facilities in Pakistan. This was a retrospective, descriptive cohort study using routinely collected programmatic data from TB referral, diagnosis and treatment registers. Data from 48 private healthcare facilities were collected using an online questionnaire prepared in ODK Collect, for the period October 2015 to March 2016. Data were analysed using SPSS. We calculated the: (1) number and proportion of patients who were lost to follow-up during the diagnostic period, (2) number and proportion of patients with pre-treatment loss to follow-up, and (3) the number of days between diagnosis and initiation of treatment. One thousand five hundred ninety-six persons with presumptive TB were referred to the laboratory. Of these, 96% (n = 1538) submitted an on-the-spot sputum sample. Of the 1538 people, 1462 (95%) people subsequently visited the laboratory to submit the early morning (i.e. the second) sample. Hence, loss to follow-up during the diagnostic process was 8% overall (n = 134). Of the 1462 people who submitted both sputum samples, 243 (17%) were diagnosed with sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB and 231 were registered for anti-TB treatment, hence, loss in the pre-treatment phase was 4.9% (n = 12). 152 persons with TB (66%) initiated TB treatment either on the day of TB diagnosis or the next day. A further 79 persons with TB (34%) commenced TB treatment within a mean time of 7 days (range 2 to 64 days). Concentrated efforts should be made by the National TB Control Programme to retain TB patients and innovative methods such as text reminders and behavior change communication may need to be used and tested.

  16. Controls upon biomass losses and char production from prescribed burning on UK moorland.

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    Worrall, Fred; Clay, Gareth D; May, Richard

    2013-05-15

    Prescribed burning is a common management technique used across many areas of the UK uplands. However, there are few data sets that assess the loss of biomass during burning and even fewer data on the effect of burning on above-ground carbon stocks and production of char. During fire the production of char occurs which represents a transfer of carbon from the short term bio-atmospheric cycle to the longer term geological cycle. However, biomass is consumed leading to the reduction in litter formation which is the principal mechanism for peat formation. This study aims to solve the problem of whether loss of biomass during a fire is ever outweighed by the production of refractory forms of carbon during the fire. This study combines both a laboratory study of char production with an assessment of biomass loss from a series of field burns from moorland in the Peak District, UK. The laboratory results show that there are significant effects due to ambient temperature but the most important control on dry mass loss is the maximum burn temperature. Burn temperature was also found to be linearly related to the production of char in the burn products. Optimisation of dry mass loss, char production and carbon content shows that the production of char from certain fires could store more carbon in the ecosystem than if there had been no fire. Field results show that approximately 75% of the biomass and carbon were lost through combustion, a figure comparable to other studies of prescribed fire in other settings. Char-C production was approximately 2.6% of the carbon consumed during the fire. This study has shown that there are conditions (fast burns at high temperatures) under which prescribed fire may increase C sequestration through char production and that these conditions are within existing management options available to practitioners. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Tranexamic acid for control of blood loss in bilateral total knee replacement in a single stage

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    Mandeep S Dhillon

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Tranexamic acid (TEA reduces blood loss and red cell transfusions in patients undergoing unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA. However, there is not much literature regarding the use of TEA in patients undergoing bilateral TKA in a single stage and the protocols for administration of TEA in such patients are ill-defined. Materials and Methods: We carried out a case control study evaluating the effect of TEA on postoperative hemoglobin (Hb, total drain output, and number of blood units transfused in 52 patients undergoing bilateral TKA in a single stage, and compared it with 56 matched controls who did not receive TEA. Two doses of TEA were administered in doses of 10 mg / kg each (slow intravenous (IV infusion, with the first dose given just before tourniquet release of the first knee and the second dose three hours after the first one. Results: A statistically significant reduction in the total drain output and requirement of allogenic blood transfusion in cases who received TEA, as compared to the controls was observed. The postoperative Hb and Hb at the time of discharge were found to be lower in the control group, and this result was found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: TEA administered in patients undergoing single stage bilateral TKA helped reduce total blood loss and decreased allogenic blood transfusion requirements. This might be particularly relevant, where facilities such as autologous reinfusion might not be available.

  18. Failure of Arm Movement Control in Stroke Patients, Characterized by Loss of Complexity.

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    Goh, Segun; Han, Kyungreem; Ryu, Jehkwang; Kim, Seonjin; Choi, MooYoung

    2015-01-01

    We study the mechanism of human arm-posture control by means of nonlinear dynamics and quantitative time series analysis methods. Utilizing linear and nonlinear measures in combination, we find that pathological tremors emerge in patient dynamics and serve as a main feature discriminating between normal and patient groups. The deterministic structure accompanied with loss of complexity inherent in the tremor dynamics is also revealed. To probe the underlying mechanism of the arm-posture dynamics, we further analyze the coupling patterns between joints and components, and discuss their roles in breaking of the organization structure. As a result, we elucidate the mechanisms in the arm-posture dynamics of normal subjects responding to the gravitational force and for the reduction of the dynamic degrees of freedom in the patient dynamics. This study provides an integrated framework for the origin of the loss of complexity in the dynamics of patients as well as the coupling structure in the arm-posture dynamics.

  19. Weight loss with a modified Mediterranean-type diet using fat modification: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Austel, A; Ranke, C; Wagner, N; Görge, J; Ellrott, T

    2015-08-01

    There is evidence that Mediterranean diets with a high proportion of olive oil and nuts can be effective for weight management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. It might be difficult for populations with other eating habits to follow such diets. Therefore, a modified Mediterranean-type diet using fat modification through neutral and butter-flavored canola oil, walnuts and walnut oil with two portion-controlled sweet daily snacks was tested in Germany. Randomized waiting-list control study with overweight/grade 1 obese subjects: 12-week self-help modified Mediterranean-type diet, 6 weeks of diet plans and 6 weeks of weight loss maintenance training. Trial duration was 12 months. Intervention group (IG) included 100 participants (average age of 52.4 years, weight 85.1 kg and body mass index (BMI) 30.1 kg/m(2)), waiting-list control group (CG) included 112 participants (52.6 years, 84.1 kg and 30.1 kg/m(2)). Per-protocol weight loss after 12 weeks was 5.2 kg in IG vs 0.4 kg in CG (P ⩽ 0.0001), BMI -1.8 vs -0.1 kg/m(2) (P ⩽ 0.0001), waist circumference -4.7 vs -0.9 cm (P ⩽ 0.0001). Triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol improved significantly in IG but not in CG. One-year dropouts: 44% in IG and 53% in CG. Weight loss after 12 months: 4.2 kg (pooled data). A five-meal modified Mediterranean-type diet with two daily portion-controlled sweet snacks was effective for weight management in a self-help setting for overweight and grade 1 obese subjects. Fat modification through canola oil, walnuts and walnut oil improved blood lipids even at 12 months.

  20. Nitrogen Losses in Sediments of the East China Sea: Spatiotemporal Variations, Controlling Factors, and Environmental Implications

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    Lin, Xianbiao; Liu, Min; Hou, Lijun; Gao, Dengzhou; Li, Xiaofei; Lu, Kaijun; Gao, Juan

    2017-10-01

    Global reactive nitrogen (N) has increased dramatically in coastal marine ecosystems over the past decades and caused numerous eco-environmental problems. Coastal marine sediment plays a critical role in N losses via denitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) and release of nitrous oxide (N2O). However, both the magnitude and contributions of denitrification, anammox, and N2O production in sediments still remain unclear, causing uncertainty in defining the N budget for coastal marine ecosystems. Here potential rates of N losses, and their contributions and controlling factors, were investigated in surface sediments during six cruises from 429 sites of the East China Sea. The potential rates of denitrification, anammox, and N2O production varied both spatially and seasonally, but the contribution of anammmox to total N2 production (%anammox) and N2O:N2 ratio only varied spatially. Both organic carbon and nitrate (NO3-) were important factors controlling N losses, N2O:N2 ratio, and %anammox. Our results also showed that marine organic carbon induced by eutrophication plays an important role in stimulating reactive N removal and increasing N2O production in warm seasons. The sediment N loss caused by denitrification, anammox, and N2O production in the study area were estimated at 2.2 × 106 t N yr-1, 4.6 × 105 t N yr-1, and 8 × 103 t N yr-1, respectively. Although sediments remove large quantities of reactive N, they act as an important source of N2O in this region influenced by NO3--laden rivers.

  1. Farm management, not soil microbial diversity, controls nutrient loss from smallholder tropical agriculture

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    Stephen A Wood

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Tropical smallholder agriculture supports the livelihoods of over 900 million of the world’s poorest people. This form of agriculture is undergoing rapid transformation in nutrient cycling pathways as international development efforts strongly promote greater use of mineral fertilizers to increase crop yields. These changes in nutrient availability may alter the composition of microbial communities with consequences for rates of biogeochemical processes that control nutrient losses to the environment. Ecological theory suggests that altered microbial diversity will strongly influence processes performed by relatively few microbial taxa, such as denitrification and hence nitrogen losses as nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas. Whether this theory helps predict nutrient losses from agriculture depends on the relative effects of microbial community change and increased nutrient availability on ecosystem processes. We find that mineral and organic nutrient addition to smallholder farms in Kenya alters the taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbes. However, we find that the direct effects of farm management on both denitrification and carbon mineralization are greater than indirect effects through changes in the taxonomic and functional diversity of microbial communities. Changes in functional diversity are strongly coupled to changes in specific functional genes involved in denitrification, suggesting that it is the expression, rather than abundance, of key functional genes that can serve as an indicator of ecosystem process rates. Our results thus suggest that widely used broad summary statistics of microbial diversity based on DNA may be inappropriate for linking microbial communities to ecosystem processes in certain applied settings. Our results also raise doubts about the relative control of microbial composition compared to direct effects of management on nutrient losses in applied settings such as tropical agriculture.

  2. Controle social do Sistema Único de Saúde: o que pensam os conselheiros municipais de saúde

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    Vera Dib Zambon

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Desafios estão presentes para a consolidação da participação da comunidade e este estudo objetiva analisar o controle social na perspectiva dos conselheiros municipais de saúde. Trata-se de estudo de abordagem qualitativa utilizando entrevistas semiestruturadas. Identificou-se que alguns conselheiros não reconhecem a participação social como diretriz do Sistema Único de Saúde. Apesar do reconhecimento dos conselhos como espaços deliberativos, identificam-se dificuldades como a centralização das decisões na gestão, a valorização do saber técnico e a não realização de conferências de saúde. Há limitações no efetivo exercício do papel de conselheiro, dificuldade de interlocução com as bases de representação e de acesso a informações. Aponta-se a necessidade de articulação dos conselheiros e capacitações. Conclui-se pela necessidade de valorização dos espaços colegiados instituídos no Pacto pela Saúde, para fortalecimento do controle social, com destaque à educação permanente em saúde.

  3. On-line iron loss resistance identification by a state observer for rotor-flux-oriented control of induction motor

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    Barrera, Pablo M. de la; Bossio, Guillermo R.; Solsona, Jorge A.; Garcia, Guillermo O.

    2008-01-01

    A rotor flux state observer considering iron loss, for an Induction Motor (IM), is proposed. The aim of this proposal is to avoid detuning caused by the IM iron loss on a field-oriented control (FOC). An adaptive scheme for the K Fe , a parameter that represents the IM iron loss, is also proposed. The main objective of this scheme is to improve the dynamic response of control by compensating the variations of iron losses due to possible variations in the stator core characteristics. Simulation results demonstrated that the observer and the adaptive scheme showed a good performance fulfilling then the objectives

  4. Overeating with and without loss of control: Associations with weight status, weight-related characteristics, and psychosocial health.

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    Goldschmidt, Andrea B; Loth, Katie A; MacLehose, Richard F; Pisetsky, Emily M; Berge, Jerica M; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne

    2015-12-01

    The relative importance of loss of control and overeating in the relationship between binge eating and eating-related and general psychopathology has been debated in the literature. This study assessed the prevalence and correlates of overeating with and without loss of control within a diverse, population-based sample of adolescents. A highly diverse (81.1% non-White) sample of adolescents (n = 2,793) from EAT-2010 (Eating and Activity in Teens) completed self-report questionnaires assessing eating-related psychopathology, substance use, nonsuicidal self-injury, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem. Overeating without loss of control was reported by 6.9% of girls and 5.0% of boys, while 9.6% of girls and 6.3% of boys reported overeating with loss of control (binge eating). Overall, overeating (with or without loss of control) was positively associated with unhealthy or extreme weight control behaviors, dieting, nonsuicidal self-injury, lower body satisfaction, and self-esteem, and higher depressive symptoms relative to no overeating. Among girls, binge eating was associated with unhealthy or extreme weight control behaviors, lower self-esteem, and higher depressive symptoms relative to overeating without loss of control, while in boys, binge eating was associated with greater cigarette usage, lower body satisfaction, and greater depressive symptoms than overeating without loss of control (although cigarette usage was comparable in boys reporting binge eating and no overeating). Any overeating, with or without loss of control, was associated with multiple adverse correlates among adolescents. Loss of control was uniquely associated with multiple health indicators, further highlighting its importance as a marker of severity of overeating. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Friendship and Emotion Control in Pre-Adolescents With or Without Hearing Loss.

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    Rieffe, Carolien; Broekhof, Evelien; Eichengreen, Adva; Kouwenberg, Maartje; Veiga, Guida; da Silva, Brenda M S; van der Laan, Anneke; Frijns, Johan H M

    2018-05-04

    Emotional functioning plays a crucial role in the social development of children and adolescents. We examined the extent to which emotion control was related to the quality of friendships in pre-adolescents with and without hearing loss. We tested 350 pre-adolescents (75 deaf/hard of hearing in mainstream education (DHHm), 48 deaf/hard of hearing in special education (DHHs), and 227 hearing) through self-report. Outcomes confirmed a positive association between emotion control and positive friendships for all groups, with one notable exception: more approach strategies for emotion regulation were associated with more negative friendship features in the DHHs group. In addition, the DHHm group demonstrated high levels of emotion control, while their levels of positive friendship features were still lower compared to the hearing group.

  6. Controle social no Sistema Único de Assistência Social: propostas, concepções e desafios = Social control in the Social Welfare Unique System: proposals, conceptions and challenges

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    Silva, Vini Rabassa da

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A Constituição Federal de 1988, ao propor a criação de espaços de participação popular, buscou garantir a construção de políticas sociais públicas que atendam aos interesses da população e ao exercício do controle social. Este artigo apresenta reflexões acerca do controle social, na Política de Assistência Social, afirmando que este deve ser compreendido como um eixo que deve mover desde a sua construção, passando pela execução, e se expressando de forma mais objetiva na fiscalização e avaliação, que permanentemente devem acompanhar todas as ações, garantindo a participação da sociedade civil e, em especial, dos usuários da política, evitando, assim, que o Sistema Único de Assistência Social – SUAS – se materialize em um novo sistema que conserva a velha marca da subalternidade dos usuários dos serviços sócio-assistenciais

  7. APLICACIÓN DEL MÉTODO CYBERSIN CON LÓGICA DIFUSA EN UN SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE GESTIÓN CYBERNETIC AND FUZZY LOGIC SYSTEM APPLICATION IN MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

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    Miguel Rojas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El modelo propuesto plantea un sistema de control para los ejecutivos de ventas de las Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (AFP. Con ayuda del método Cybersin se calcularon los indicadores: desempeño, logro y latencia que, a su vez, componen las variables, ventas y acompañamiento. Variables valiosas en el funcionamiento de este tipo de organizaciones y usadas en la medición del desempeño de los ejecutivos de ventas. Se construyó un sistema de inferencia difusa con el apoyo del software MATLAB, para simular la productividad de los ejecutivos; este considera las posibles combinaciones de las variables de entrada y compara el resultado con las metas establecidas por la organización.The proposed model presents a control system for sales executives of Pension Fund Administrators. Using the Cybersin method, performance, achievements and latency indicators were calculated. Based on this indicators variables sales and support were defined, which are valuable variables in the functioning of these type of organizations and are used in measuring the performance of sales executives. A fuzzy inference system was desingned with the help of MATLAB software to simulate the productivity of executives, using possible combinations of input variables to finally compare the result with stablished targets of the organization.

  8. Sistemas roboticos teleoperados

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    Alexander Ceron Correa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se realiza una revisión general sobre los sistemas robóticos teleoperados, su estructura, componentes principales, clasificación, tipos de sensores, sistemas de locomoción y aplicaciones; como ejemplo se mencionan algunos trabajos realizados Colombia y en el mundo

  9. Adaptive Marginal Costs-Based Distributed Economic Control of Microgrid Clusters Considering Line Loss

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    Xiaoqian Zhou

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    Full Text Available When several microgrids (MG are interconnected into microgrid clusters (MGC, they have great potential to improve their reliability. Traditional droop control tends to make the total operating costs higher as the power is distributed by capacity ratios of distributed energy resources (DERs. This paper proposes an adaptive distributed economic control for islanded microgrids which considers line loss, specifically, an interesting marginal costs-based economic droop control is proposed, and consensus-based adaptive controller is applied, to deal with power limits and capacity constraints for storage. The whole expense can be effectively lowered by achieving identical marginal costs for DERs in MGC. Specially, the capacity constraints only for storages are also included to do further optimization. Moreover, consensus-based distributed secondary controllers are used to rapidly restore system frequency and voltage magnitudes. The above controllers only need to interact with neighbor DERs by a sparse communication network, eliminating the necessity of a central controller and enhancing the stability. A MGC, incorporating three microgrids, is used to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods.

  10. Agarwood Waste as A New Fluid Loss Control Agent in Water-based Drilling Fluid

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    Azlinda Azizi

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Agarwood has been used widely in various ways, including traditional medicine and art. The usage of agarwood has grown broader in modern times include in therapeutic medicines and perfumery. In this paper the agarwood waste has been explored to be used as a fluid loss control agent to control fluid loss without affecting the drilling fluid rheological properties which are density, pH, viscosity, yield point and gel strength. Agarwood waste was used as an additive in the drilling fluid system due to its unique characteristic. Rheological and filtration measurements were performed on the formulated water-based drilling fluid. Formulations of a base solution of fresh water, sodium hydroxide, bentonite, barite, and xanthan gum were presented. The performance of the agarwood waste as the fluid loss control agent was compared with based fluid formulation and water-based drilling fluid with treating with conventional fluid loss control agent (starch. The filtrate volume of drilling fluid with agarwood waste was about 13 ml while for drilling fluid with conventional fluid loss control agent, starch gave 12 ml of filtrate volume after undergoing filtration test by using LPLT filter press. The performance of drilling fluid with agarwood was efficient as drilling fluid with starch. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso

  11. Manejo da adubação do arroz irrigado em sistema pré-germinado na produtividade e perda de nutrientes através da água de drenagem inicial Irrigated rice fertilization management on grain yield and nutrients loss through initial drain discharge in the pregerminated system

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    Enio Marchezan

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    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido objetivando avaliar os efeitos de formas de manejo da adubação (P e K do arroz irrigado, semeado no sistema pré-germinado, sobre a produtividade do arroz e as perdas de nutrientes através da água de drenagem inicial. Os tratamentos foram: T1- testemunha sem adubação; T2- adubação aos 20 dias antes da semeadura sem incorporação; T3- adubação aos 20 dias antes da semeadura com incorporação do fertilizante; T4- adubação aos 05 dias antes da semeadura sem incorporação; T5- adubação aos 05 dias antes da semeadura com incorporação do fertilizante; T6- aplicação do fertilizante à lanço 10 dias após a semeadura; T7- aplicação do fertilizante à lanço 25 dias após a semeadura. O rendimento de grãos não foi afetado pelos diferentes procedimentos de manejo da adubação. A adubação realizada aos 5 dias antes da semeadura mostrou-se a menos indicada, devido a maior perda de nutrientes, principalmente de potássio. Contudo as perdas verificadas estiveram dentro de limites aceitáveis de acordo com a legislação vigente.The experiment was conducted aiming to evaluate the effects of fertilization management in the pregerminated system, on grain yield and nutrient loss through early drain discharge. The treatments were: T1- Control (without fertilization; T2- fertilization 20 days before sowing without incorporation; T3- fertilization 20 days before sowing with fertilizer incorporation; T4- fertilization 05 days before sowing without incorporation; T5- fertilization 05 days before sowing with fertilizer incorporation; T6- fertilizer application 10 days after sowing; T7- fertilizer application 25 days after sowing. Grain yield was not affected by the different fertilization management procedures. The fertilizer applied 05 days before sowing promoted the highest nutrients loss, especially potassium. However, recorded loss values were within the range allowed by current legislation.

  12. Control of weight loss and sprouting of ginger rhizome in storage

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    Paull, R.E.; Chen, N.J.; Goo, T.T.C.

    1988-01-01

    Methods were investigated to control weight loss and sprouting of stored ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale Rosc), including waxing, sprout inhibitors, and gamma irradiation. Rhizomes stored for 3 months at 22°C and 70% RH lost about 20% weight. Waxing of the rhizome did not reduce water loss. Some wax treatments increased the number and length of sprouts. Preharvest application of maleic hydrazide significantly increased the number and reduced the length of sprouts. Postharvest CIPC application significantly reduced the length of sprouts. Vacuum infiltration increased the effectiveness of CIPC in reducing sprout length. Gamma and X-ray irradiation also reduced sprout number and length. Minimum doses of gamma radiation for sprout control was 25 Gy and 120 to 150 Gy for X-ray irradiation if the rhizome was stored for more than 3 months at 22°C. At higher dose of irradiation (500 Gy) was required if complete sprout growth control was needed for storage periods < 3 months at 22.degree. Suberization occurred during curing at 22°C, but the suberin layer did not completely protect the cut surface

  13. Analysis of Loss of Control Parameters for Aircraft Maneuvering in General Aviation

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    Sameer Ud-Din

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    Full Text Available A rapid increase in the occurrence of loss of control in general aviation has raised concern in recent years. Loss of control (LOC pertains to unique characteristics in which external and internal events act in conjunction. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA has approved an Integrated Safety Assessment Model (ISAM for evaluating safety in the National Airspace System (NAS. ISAM consists of an event sequence diagram (ESD with fault trees containing numerous parameters, which is recognized as casual risk model. In this paper, we outline an integrated risk assessment framework to model maneuvering through cross-examining external and internal events. The maneuvering is in the critical flight phase with a high number of LOC occurrences in general aviation, where highly trained and qualified pilots failed to maintain aircraft control irrespective of the preventive nature of the events. Various metrics have been presented for evaluating the significance of these parameters to identify the most important ones. The proposed sensitivity analysis considers the accident, fatality, and risk reduction frequencies that assist in the decision-making process and foresees future risks from a general aviation perspective.

  14. Intelligent control system for the temperature regulation in a gas turbine of a combined cycle fossil fuel power plant; Sistema de control inteligente para regular la temperatura en la turbina de gas de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

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    Espindola Vasquez, Agustin

    2004-11-15

    logic theory and its performance was evaluated using a non- linear mathematical model that emulates the CTCC behavior. The fuzzy supervision system is integrated by three main modules: Supervision of blades temperature during the starting stage of the UTG; Supervision of blades temperature runback during the power generation stage of the UTG, and Control by Temperature during power generation stage of the UTG. The temperature fuzzy supervisor is implemented in a nonlinear mathematical model that simulates a CTCC. The obtained and analyzed results in the different sceneries of the simulation tests show that the temperature fuzzy supervision system displays a better performance than the obtained with the scheme of conventional supervision. [Spanish] En las Unidades Turbogas (UTG) de una Central Termoelectrica de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC), una de las variables criticas tanto desde el punto de vista operativo como desde el punto de vista de seguridad, es la temperatura de los alabes de la turbina. El mejor desempeno de la unidad turbogas desde el punto de vista de generacion electrica se obtiene cuando es posible lograr la mayor eficiencia termica. Desde el punto de vista de seguridad se busca mantener la temperatura de los alabes en el limite impuesto por el fabricante, garantizando con esto la integridad de las partes internas de la UTG al evitar que esfuerzos termicos considerables decrementen su vida util. Para mantener la temperatura de alabes dentro del limite establecido, el sistema de control de la UTG cuenta con un sistema de supervision de temperatura de alabes, que modifica la referencia de los controladores PI de velocidad o de potencia generada, mismos que regulan la valvula de flujo de combustible a la camara de combustion de la UTG. Este sistema de supervision esta basado en condiciones logicas para generar su salida. En las plantas de proceso cuya operacion es compleja y su comportamiento dinamico es no lineal, las estrategias de control de lazo simple no

  15. Pilot simulation tests of propulsion control as backup to loss of primary flight controls for a mid-size jet transport

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    Partial failures of aircraft primary flight-control systems and structural : damages to aircraft during flight have led to catastrophic accidents with : subsequent loss of life. These accidents can be prevented if sufficient : alternate control autho...

  16. Irradiation in the control of post harvest losses- a NRL contribution

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    Roy, M.K.; Prasad, H.H.

    1994-01-01

    In-vitro growth of Phytophthora parasitica is completely prevented by a dose of 1.5kGy of gamma radiation and that of Phomopsis vexans by a dose of 4.0kGy. These doses, however cannot prevent the growth of other three studied fungi viz. Fusarium ceoruleum, Geotrichum candidum and Alternaria alternata and exerted only a reversible effect on their growth. Irradiation as a method for the control of harvest losses in fruits, tomato, rice etc. were studied at Nuclear Research Laboratory (NRL) and the results are given. 2 figs., 8 tabs

  17. Control of phase transition dynamics in media with nanoscale nonuniformities by coherence loss spectroscopy

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    Brodsky, Anatol M

    2010-01-01

    The optical nondestructive characterization of chemical transformation dynamics and diffusion kinetics, including phase transitions, in heterogeneous media with a random distribution of nanoparticles (nano-nonuniformities), is of great theoretical and practical importance. Such characterization, with the help of coherence loss spectroscopy, considered in this paper can be applied for the control of a number of industrial processes dynamics, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnostics and therapy. As a specific example, the growth of crystal nuclei (embrions) as a result of the diffusion to them of a substance from the surrounding supersaturated solution is considered

  18. Decentralized Model Predictive Control for Cooperative Multiple Vehicles Subject to Communication Loss

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    Hojjat A. Izadi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The decentralized model predictive control (DMPC of multiple cooperative vehicles with the possibility of communication loss/delay is investigated. The neighboring vehicles exchange their predicted trajectories at every sample time to maintain the cooperation objectives. In the event of a communication loss (packet dropout, the most recent available information, which is potentially delayed, is used. Then the communication loss problem changes to a cooperative problem when random large communication delays are present. Such large communication delays can lead to poor cooperation performance and unsafe behaviors such as collisions. A new DMPC approach is developed to improve the cooperation performance and achieve safety in the presence of the large communication delays. The proposed DMPC architecture estimates the tail of neighbor's trajectory which is not available due to the large communication delays for improving the performance. The concept of the tube MPC is also employed to provide the safety of the fleet against collisions, in the presence of large intervehicle communication delays. In this approach, a tube shaped trajectory set is assumed around the trajectory of the neighboring vehicles whose trajectory is delayed/lost. The radius of tube is a function of the communication delay and vehicle's maneuverability (in the absence of model uncertainty. The simulation of formation problem of multiple vehicles is employed to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

  19. Aplicación del sistema de análisis de peligros y puntos de control crítico (APPCC en la línea de elaboración de aceite de oliva virgen

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    Alvarruiz, A.

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    Full Text Available The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP is a preventive system which tries to ensure the food safety and wholesomeness and allows us product protection and flaw correction. Quality control costs are therefore reduced, since final super-control becomes almost unnecessary. In this work the hazards that can be found in a processing line of virgin olive oil are described, as well as the preventive actions which can be taken in the oil mill, the surveillance systems to be implemented, the eventual corrective actions and the records to be kept by the plant. The implementation of these principles would make possible, for any oil mill (regardless of the system used for solid-liquid separation, a production self-control based on the HACCP system.El Análisis de Peligros y Puntos de Control Crítico (APPCC es un sistema preventivo que trata de garantizar la seguridad e inocuidad alimentaria, y que permite la protección del producto y la corrección de fallos, mejorando los costes de calidad por defectos y ahorrando casi el supercontrol final. En este trabajo se describen los peligros propios que se pueden encontrar en la línea de elaboración de aceite de oliva virgen, las medidas preventivas que se pueden aplicar en la almazara y los sistemas de vigilancia a implantar, así como las medidas correctoras previstas, en caso de ser necesarias, y los registros de control que deberán quedar en la industria. La puesta en práctica de estos conocimientos permitirá, a cualquier tipo de almazara (con independencia del sistema de separación sólido - líquido utilizado, un autocontrol de sus producciones basado en el sistema APPCC.

  20. Control by hardware of government systems for laser diodes with STM32F4 and Peltier cells; Control por hardware de sistemas de gobierno para diodos laser con STM32F4 y celdas Peltier

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    Ulloa Solano, Natalia Irina

    2013-07-01

    A low cost prototype of a government system is developed for laser diodes with STM32F4 microcontrollers and Peltier cooling. Commercial and homemade government system (with STM32F4 microcontrollers ) are investigated with the objective of adequately control the current of a laser diode. Characteristics of STM32F4 microcontrollers are described. The low cost platforms as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi are compared. A bibliographical and documentary compilation is realized for the preliminary study of the components and tools to use in the prototype. The theory related with the heat transfer between a laser diode and the outside, and a Peltier cell and outside is summarized. A heat dissipation model is proposed of a system formed by a laser diode and Peltier cell. A control system of current and fed back temperature is designed and implemented to allow adequately control laser diodes without and with photodiode (2 pickups and 3 pickups respectively). The viability of control with free software is studied and corroborated. The temperature control of the laser diode using a Peltier cell as cooler has been possible through a simple control of ON/OFF mode. The integration of devices such as ADC, DAC, timers and facilities of STM32F4 microcontroller, have allowed to optimize costs by hardware, save time and costs. Also, the incorporation of the Cortex-M4 processor has optimized the consumption of operational resources and has executed much of its instruction set of efficient way. Because of this, the project has complied with its maximum as to low cost is concerned [Spanish] Un prototipo de bajo costo de un sistema de gobierno es desarrollado para diodos laser con microcontroladores STM32F4 y enfriamiento con Peltier. Los sistemas de gobierno comerciales y caseros (con microcontroladores STM32F4) son investigados con el objetivo de controlar adecuadamente la corriente de un diodo laser. Las caracteristicas de los microcontroladores STM32F4 son descritas. Las plataformas de

  1. Postural control in children with typical development and children with profound hearing loss

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    Monteiro de Sousa AM

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Aneliza Maria Monteiro de Sousa,1 Jônatas de França Barros,2 Brígido Martins de Sousa Neto31Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil; 2Department of Physical Education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; 3University Center UNIEURO, Brasilia, Federal District, BrazilPurpose: To describe the behavior of the postural control in children with profound sensorineural hearing loss and compare the results of experimental tests with hearing children aged 7 to 10 years.Patients and methods: This is a cross-sectional study where 100 children were divided into experimental and control groups. We used a force platform, AccuSway Plus, where the tests were conducted under the experimental conditions: open base, eyes open (OBEO; open base, eyes closed (OBEC; closed base, eyes open (CBEO; closed base, eyes closed (CBEC. The body sway velocity (V of the center of pressure, the displacement in the anteroposterior direction (COPap and mediolateral (COPml of the center of pressure were the parameters to evaluate the postural control. For statistical analysis we used the nonparametric Mann–Whitney U test, with a significance level of 5%.Results: In comparisons of variables between the groups, the experimental group outperformed by at least 75% of the control group values. In terms of global trends, the experimental group shows higher values of body oscillations in all experimental conditions and variables evaluated. Children with hearing loss had poorer balance performance compared to the group of hearing. The inferential analysis revealed a statistically significant difference in the balance between deaf and hearing children in the OBEC experimental condition in relation to the COPml parameter (P = 0.04. There were no statistically significant differences in comparisons between the sexes when the groups were analyzed separately. The prevalence of unknown etiology

  2. A randomized controlled trial testing an Internet delivered cost-benefit approach to weight loss maintenance.

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    Leahey, Tricia M; Fava, Joseph L; Seiden, Andrew; Fernandes, Denise; Doyle, Caroline; Kent, Kimberly; La Rue, Molly; Mitchell, Marc; Wing, Rena R

    2016-11-01

    Weight loss maintenance is a significant challenge in obesity treatment. During maintenance the "costs" of adhering to weight management behaviors may outweigh the "benefits." This study examined the efficacy of a novel approach to weight loss maintenance based on modifying the cost-benefit ratio. Individuals who achieved a 5% weight loss (N=75) were randomized to one of three, 10-month maintenance interventions. All interventions were delivered primarily via the Internet. The Standard arm received traditional weight maintenance strategies. To increase benefits, or rewards, for maintenance behaviors, the two cost-benefit intervention conditions received weekly monetary rewards for self-monitoring and social reinforcement via e-coaching. To decrease behavioral costs (boredom) and increase novelty, participants in the cost-benefit conditions also monitored different evidence-based behaviors every two weeks (e.g., Weeks 1 & 2: steps; Week 3 & 4: red foods). The primary difference between the cost-benefit interventions was type of e-coach providing social reinforcement: Professional (CB Pro) or Peer (CB Peer). Study procedures took place in Providence, RI from 2013 to 2014. Retention was 99%. There were significant group differences in weight regain (p=.01). The Standard arm gained 3.5±5.7kg. In contrast, participants in CB Pro and CB Peer lost an additional 1.8±7.0kg and 0.5±6.4kg, respectively. These results suggest that an Internet delivered cost-benefit approach to weight loss maintenance may be effective for long-term weight control. In addition, using peer coaches to provide reinforcement may be a particularly economic alternative to professionals. These data are promising and provide support for a larger, longer trial. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Sistemas de control de malezas en maiz (Zea mays L.: efecto de metodos de control, densidad y distribucion del cultivo Weed control systems in corn: effects of control methods, density and plant distribution

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de integrar diferentes prácticas culturales en un sistema de control de malezas en maíz, se instaló un ensayo en el Campo Experimental de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (México (2250 msnm, precipitación media anual 550 mm, suelo franco, 1.7% M.O. bajo condiciones de secano, en donde se evaluaron dos densidades (44.400 y 66.600 pl/ha, dos distribuciones (normal y equidistante y siete métodos de control de malezas (cyanazine + alachlor (1,2 + 1,92 kg/ha, atrazine + alachlor (1,2 + 1,44 kg/ha, un escarda, dos escardas, testigo siempre desmalezado, testigo siempre desmalezado + dos escardas y testigo siempre enmalezado. Las principales malezas presentes fueron: quelite (Amaranthus sp., perlilla (Lopezia mexicana Jacq., rosilla chita (Galinsoga parviflora Cav., acahual (Encelia mexicana Mart., Sporobulus poiretti (Roem, et Sch. Hichc. y fresadilla (Digitaria sanguinalis (L. Scop.. El aumento de la densidad de siembra no se reflejó en el control de malezas, incidencia de enfermedades, crescimiento vegetativo y reproductivo del cultivo. La distribución equidistante aparejó un mejor control de malezas, en relación a la distribución normal, pero la incidencia de enfermedades fue mayor, lo que quizá pudo haber determinado la ausencia de diferencias en crecimiento vegetativo, un menor número de mazorcas/ha y consecuentemente la ausencia de respuesta en rendimiento de grano. De los tratamientos químicos, atrazine + alachlor tuvo un comportamiento superior a cyanazine + alachlor, en control de malezas, aunque sólo fue detectable estadisticamente en las evaluaciones. No hubo diferencia entre ambos en la incidencia de enfermedades, ni en su efecto sobre el cultivo. aunque el rendimiento de cyanazine + alachlor fue ligeramente inferior. Los métodos químicos fueron superiores a los mecánicos en control de malezas, pero no difirie -ron en la incidencia de enfermedades ni en los parámetros de desarrollo del cultivo. La

  4. Peripheral airway impairment measured by oscillometry predicts loss of asthma control in children.

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    Shi, Yixin; Aledia, Anna S; Galant, Stanley P; George, Steven C

    2013-03-01

    We previously showed that impulse oscillometry (IOS) indices of peripheral airway function are associated with asthma control in children. However, little data exist on whether dysfunction in the peripheral airways can predict loss of asthma control. We sought to determine the utility of peripheral airway impairment, as measured by IOS, in predicting loss of asthma control in children. Fifty-four children (age, 7-17 years) with controlled asthma were enrolled in the study. Spirometric and IOS indices of airway function were obtained at baseline and at a follow-up visit 8 to 12 weeks later. Physicians who were blinded to the IOS measurements assessed asthma control (National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines) on both visits and prescribed no medication change between visits. Thirty-eight (70%) patients maintained asthma control between 2 visits (group C-C), and 16 patients had asthma that became uncontrolled on the follow-up visit (group C-UC). There was no difference in baseline spirometric results between the C-C and C-UC groups, except for FEV1/forced vital capacity ratio (86% vs 82%, respectively; P IOS results, including resistance of the respiratory system at 5 Hz (R5; 6.4 vs 4.3 cm H2O · L(-1) · s), frequency dependence of resistance (difference of R5 and resistance of the respiratory system at 20 Hz [R5-20]; 2.0 vs 0.7 cm H2O · L(-1) · s), and reactance area (13.1 vs 4.1 cm H2O · L(-1)), of group C-UC were significantly higher than those of group C-C (P operating characteristic analysis showed baseline R5-20 and reactance area effectively predicted asthma control status at the follow-up visit (area under the curve, 0.91 and 0.90). Children with controlled asthma who have increased peripheral airway IOS indices are at risk of losing asthma control. Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Control adaptativo para optimizar una intersección semafórica basado en un sistema embebido

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    Celis-Peñaranda, Jose M; Escobar-Amado, Christian D; Sepulveda-Mora, Sergio B; Castro-Casadiego, Sergio A; Medina-Delgado, Byron; Ramírez-Mateus, Jhon J

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    In order to optimize the traffic flow on a road intersection, an adaptive control algorithm and a data base were designed; both components were hosted on a Raspberry Pi B+ embedded system. The data base helps to debug the performance of the controller. The efficiency of the algorithm was assessed using a virtual instrument, which emulated a traffic light intersection in the city of Cucuta, i. e., the magnetorresistive sensors, the activation process of the traffic lights and the traffic flow....

  6. DISEÑO DEL SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE CALIDAD DE LOS DIAGNOSTICADORES CENTIS EN FUNCIÓN DE LOS REQUERIMIENTOS DE LOS CLIENTES

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    Las empresas de hoy en día deben preocuparse por la satisfacción plena de las necesidades y expectativas de los clientes para lograr su fidelidad y ampliar la cuota de mercado sobre la base de la satisfacción de este. En un análisis de la satisfacción de los clientes con los diagnosticadores del CENTIS se determinó que. existían algunas insatisfacciones cuyas causas fundamentales eran las deficiencias en el sistema de control de la calidad (SCC y la falta de un adecuado diseño del servicio. Además, el costo actual de inspección es elevado. De ahí que el objetivo del presente trabajo consista en diseñar un SCC orientado a la satisfacción de los requisitos de los clientes en aras de reducir en un 50 % las quejas presentadas por los cliente externos, aumentar la satisfacción del personal y reducir los costos de inspección al mínimo posible.

  7. Responses to Financial Loss During the Great Recession: An Examination of Sense of Control in Late Midlife.

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    Mejía, Shannon T; Settersten, Richard A; Odden, Michelle C; Hooker, Karen

    2016-07-01

    The "Great Recession" shocked the primary institutions that help individuals and families meet their needs and plan for the future. This study examines middle-aged adults' experiences of financial loss and considers how socioeconomic and interpersonal resources facilitate or hinder maintaining a sense of control in the face of economic uncertainty. Using the 2006 and 2010 waves of the Health and Retirement Study, change in income and wealth, giving help to and receiving help from others, household complexity, and sense of control were measured among middle-aged adults (n = 3,850; age = 51-60 years). Socioeconomic resources predicted both the level of and change in the engagement of interpersonal resources prior to and during the Great Recession. Experiences of financial loss were associated with increased engagement of interpersonal resources and decreased sense of control. The effect of financial loss was dampened by education. Sense of control increased with giving help and decreased with household complexity. Findings suggest that, across socioeconomic strata, proportional loss in financial resources resulted in a loss in sense of control. However, responses to financial loss differed by socioeconomic status, which differentiated the ability to maintain a sense of control following financial loss. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. Antecedent conditions control carbon loss and downstream water quality from shallow, damaged peatlands.

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    Grand-Clement, E; Luscombe, D J; Anderson, K; Gatis, N; Benaud, P; Brazier, R E

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    Losses of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from drained peatlands are of concern, due to the effects this has on the delivery of ecosystem services, and especially on the long-term store of carbon and the provision of drinking water. Most studies have looked at the effect of drainage in deep peat; comparatively, little is known about the behaviour of shallow, climatically marginal peatlands. This study examines water quality (DOC, Abs(400), pH, E4/E6 and C/C) during rainfall events from such environments in the south west UK, in order to both quantify DOC losses, and understand their potential for restoration. Water samples were taken over a 19 month period from a range of drains within two different experimental catchments in Exmoor National Park; data were analysed on an event basis. DOC concentrations ranging between 4 and 21 mg L(-1) are substantially lower than measurements in deep peat, but remain problematic for the water treatment process. Dryness plays a critical role in controlling DOC concentrations and water quality, as observed through spatial and seasonal differences. Long-term changes in depth to water table (30 days before the event) are likely to impact on DOC production, whereas discharge becomes the main control over DOC transport at the time scale of the rainfall/runoff event. The role of temperature during events is attributed to an increase in the diffusion of DOC, and therefore its transport. Humification ratios (E4/E6) consistently below 5 indicate a predominance of complex humic acids, but increased decomposition during warmer summer months leads to a comparatively higher losses of fulvic acids. This work represents a significant contribution to the scientific understanding of the behaviour and functioning of shallow damaged peatlands in climatically marginal locations. The findings also provide a sound baseline knowledge to support research into the effects of landscape restoration in the future. Crown Copyright © 2014. Published by

  9. Behavioral trends in young children with conductive hearing loss: a case-control study.

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    Gouma, Panagiota; Mallis, Antonios; Daniilidis, Vasilis; Gouveris, Haralambos; Armenakis, Nikolaos; Naxakis, Stephanos

    2011-01-01

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common condition affecting children and a well-known cause of conductive hearing loss that can potentially lead to speech development disorders. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated the influence of OME on development of attention disorders or social adaptation and acceptance. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the behavioral trends of children with OME based on the Achenbach test. A group of 117 patients with episodes of OME at the age of 4-5 was compared with a control group according to the Achenbach system of evaluation, by application of the Child Behavior Checklist questionnaire (CBCL). Patients suffering from OME had more anxiety/depression related disorders and attention disorders as compared with the control group. The psychological effect of OME in children of ages 6-8 is evident with anxiety and depression disorders being especially prominent among these patients.

  10. Structure of a scheme of emergency control to avoid blackout due to interconnection lines loss

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    Luz, L.T. da; Werberich, L C; Herve, H M [Companhia Estadual de Energia Eletrica do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (CEEE), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

    1994-12-31

    This work presents the structure of Gravatai Emergency Control Scheme (ECS) with short about its development and operation. This ECS was made to avoid two kinds of problems for the systems of Companhia Estadual de Energia Eletrica (CEEE). The first one is the voltage collapse that happens after the opening of one of the 525 kv LTs of the interconnection with the Brazilian Interconnected System (BIS). The second one is the CEEE isolating after the 525 kV network loss. We show the ECS existence reason and we describe its functional structure, the substations, the circuits and the amount of load shedding involved by the system. Finally, we present the project of a control structure based on microcomputer which is being developed for this ECS. (author) 3 refs., 11 figs.

  11. Controlled Transverse Blow-up of Highenergy Proton Beams for Aperture Measurements and Loss Maps

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    Hӧfle, W; Redaelli, S; Schmidt, R; Valuch, D; Wollmann, D; Zerlauth, M

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    A technique was developed to blow-up transversely in a controlled way high energy proton beams in the LHC. The technique is based on band limited white noise excitation that is injected into the transverse damper feedback loop. The injected signal can be gated to selectively blow-up individual trains of bunches. The speed of transverse blow-up can be precisely controlled. This opens the possibility to perform safely and efficiently aperture measurements and loss maps with high intensity bunch trains well above stored beam energies that are considered to be safe. In particular, lengthy procedures for measurements at top energy, otherwise requiring multiple fills of individual bunches, can be avoided. In this paper, the method is presented and results from beam measurements are discussed and compared with alternative blowup methods.

  12. Smartphone Technology and Text Messaging for Weight Loss in Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Stephens, Janna D; Yager, Allison M; Allen, Jerilyn

    Using smartphone technology and text messaging for health is a growing field. This type of technology is well integrated into the lives of young adults. However, few studies have tested the effect of this type of technology to promote weight loss in young adults OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a behaviorally based smartphone application for weight loss combined with text messaging from a health coach on weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference in young adults as compared with a control condition. Sixty-two young adults, aged 18 to 25 years, were randomized to receive (1) a smartphone application + health coach intervention and counseling sessions or (2) control condition with a counseling session. All outcome measures were tested at baseline and 3 months. These included weight, BMI, waist circumference, dietary habits, physical activity habits, and self-efficacy for healthy eating and physical activity. The sample was 71% female and 39% white, with an average age of 20 years and average BMI of 28.5 kg/m. Participants in the smartphone + health coach group lost significantly more weight (P = .026) and had a significant reduction in both BMI (P = .024) and waist circumference (P technology and feedback from a health coach on improving weight in a group of diverse young adults.

  13. Loss of control over the ethanol consumption: differential transcriptional regulation in prefrontal cortex.

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    de Paiva Lima, Carolina; da Silva E Silva, Daniel Almeida; Damasceno, Samara; Ribeiro, Andrea Frozino; Rocha, Cristiane S; Berenguer de Matos, Alexandre H; Correia, Diego; Boerngen-Lacerda, Roseli; Brunialti Godard, Ana Lúcia

    2017-09-01

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a complex multifactorial disease with heritability of ∼50% and corresponds to the state in which the body triggers a reinforcement or reward compulsive behavior due to ethanol consumption, even when faced with negative consequences. Although several studies have shown the impact of high ethanol intake on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) gene expression, few have addressed the relationship between the patterns of gene expression underlying the compulsive behaviour associated with relapsing. In this study, we used a chronic three-bottle free-choice mouse model to investigate the PFC transcriptome in three different groups of mice drinkers: 'Light drinkers' (preference for water throughout the experiment); 'Heavy drinkers' (preference for ethanol with a non-compulsive intake), and 'Inflexible drinkers' (preference for ethanol with a compulsive drinking component). Our aim was to correlate the intake patterns observed in this model with gene expression changes in the PFC, a brain region critical for the development and maintenance of alcohol addiction. We found that the Camk2a gene showed a downregulated profile only in the Inflexible when compared to the Light drinkers group, the Camk2n1 and Pkp2 genes showed an upregulated profile only in the Inflexible drinkers when compared to the Control group, and the Gja1 gene showed an upregulated profile in the Light and Inflexible drinkers when compared to the Control group. These different transcription patterns have been associated to the presence of alcohol, in the Camk2n1 and Gja1 genes; to the amount of ethanol consumed, in the Camk2a gene; and to the loss of control in the alcohol consumption, in the Pkp2 gene. Here, we provide, for the first time, the potential involvement of the Pkp2 gene in the compulsivity and loss of control over the voluntary ethanol consumption.

  14. en tres sistemas agroforestales

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    Javier Monge Meza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el desarrollo inicial (30 meses del duraznillo (Prunus annularis en tres sistemas agroforestales: duraznillo-maíz (Zea mays, duraznillomenta (Satureja viminea y duraznillo-naranjilla (Solanum quitoense, en un sitio en la zona de vida Bosque muy húmedo Montano Bajo, en Costa Rica. Se utilizaron cuatro parcelas de cada sistema agroforestal, con una densidad de 722 árboles/ ha, y un sistema de siembra de árboles en forma de triángulo equilátero, entre los que se intercaló el componente agrícola respectivo de cada sistema agroforestal. La altura media alcanzada por los árboles de duraznillo fue de 226,2, 221,4 y 164,3 cm, para el sistema agroforestal duraznillo-maíz, duraznillo- menta y duraznillo-naranjilla, respectivamente. En cuanto a los volúmenes, éstos variaron entre 0,58 y 1,30 m3/ha. Hubo una diferencia significativa en altura media entre el sistema agroforestal duraznillo-maíz y duraznillo-menta con respecto al de duraznillo-naranjilla. No hubo diferencias con respecto al volumen entre los sistemas de producción

  15. Regulación de la respiración: organización morfofuncional de su sistema de control Regulation of breathing: morphological and functional organization of its control system

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    Lizet García Cabrera

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La función principal y reguladora del sistema respiratorio es mantener las presiones normales de oxígeno y dióxido de carbono, así como la concentración de iones H+ o hidrogeniones, lo cual se consigue adecuando la ventilación pulmonar a las necesidades metabólicas orgánicas de consumo y producción de ambos gases, respectivamente. A pesar de las amplias variaciones en los requerimientos de captación de oxígeno y eliminación de dióxido de carbono, las presiones arteriales de ambos elementos se mantienen dentro de márgenes muy estrechos por una compleja regulación de la ventilación de los pulmones mediante determinados sistemas de control. Por tratarse de un tema muy complicado y disponerse ahora de nuevos conocimientos al respecto, se decidió describir en este breve artículo la organización morfofuncional general de los elementos que integran el sistema de control de la función respiratoria humana normal.The regulating main function of the breathing system is to maintain the normal oxygen and carbon dioxide pressures, as well as the H+ or hydrogen ions concentration, which is achieving adapting the lung ventilation to the organic metabolic needs of consumption and production of both gases, respectively. In spite of the wide variations in the requirements of oxygen intake and of carbon dioxide elimination, the arterial pressures of both elements remain within very narrow margins due to a complex regulation of the lungs ventilation by means of certain control systems. As it is a very complicated topic and as there are now new knowledge on this respect, it was decided to describe in this brief work the general morphological and functional organization of the elements that form the control system of the normal human breathing function.

  16. Application of current automation systems to projected control systems for wastes water treatment plant. Aplicacion de los sistemas actuales de automatizacion a la poyeccion de sistemas de control de las plantas de depuracion de aguas residuales

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    Aplicaciones Electriques, S.A.

    1994-01-01

    This article provides a general description of the features to be taken into consideration in designing the control system for a waste water treatment plant. In fact, such a description could be apphed to all industrial systems of a similar size. Planning the relevant key features is extremely important as the plant's eventual optimum operation depends on how the systems has been conceived from the outset. This planning must take into account the user's en requirements as well as the inclusion of further optimisation systems in the future. (Author)

  17. Diseño e Implementación de Sistemas de Control de Nivel para Cinco Tanques de Bombeo de Hidrocarburos con Sensoramiento tipo Radar en la Estación Shushufindi - EP PETROECUADOR

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    Hernán Montenegro

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo fue desarrollado para su implementación en fases según el Ciclo de Deming, desarrollando un sistema de control de nivel on-off con histéresis en los tanques de almacenamiento de hidrocarburos en la Estación Cabecera Shushufindi del Poliducto Shushufindi-Quito de EP Petroecuador, teniendo como base de pruebas la Estación Osayacu del mismo poliducto. Ademas se diseño un sistema totalmente automatizado mediante un control PID como una posible solución al proceso paulatino de modernización de la planta, junto con una propuesta de interfaz humano-maquina (HMI siguiendo normas ergonómicas de diseño internacional.

  18. Portion controlled ready-to-eat meal replacement is associated with short term weight loss: a randomised controlled trial.

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    Kuriyan, Rebecca; Lokesh, Deepa P; D'Souza, Ninoshka; Priscilla, Divya J; Peris, Chandni Halcyon; Selvam, Sumithra; Kurpad, Anura V

    2017-01-01

    Strategies to prevent and treat overweight/obesity are urgently needed. This study assessed the effect of a short-term intake of ready-to-eat cereal on body weight and waist circumference of overweight/obese individuals in comparison to a control group. A randomized, controlled 2-arm trial was carried out on 101 overweight/obese (Body Mass Index - 29.2±2.4 kg/m2) females aged 18 to 44 years, at St. John's Medical College Hospital. The intervention group received a low fat, ready to eat cereal, replacing two meals/day for two weeks. The control group was provided with standard dietary guidelines for weight loss and energy requirements for both groups were calculated similarly. Anthropometric, dietary, appetite and health status assessments were carried out at baseline and at the end of two weeks. At the end of two weeks, the mean reductions in body weight and waist circumference were significantly greater in the intervention group, -0.53 kg; 95% CI (-0.86 to -0.19) for body weight and -1.39 cm; 95% CI (-1.78, -0.99) for waist circumference. The intervention group had a significantly higher increase in dietary intakes of certain vitamins, fiber and sugar, and significantly higher reductions in total and polyunsaturated fats and sodium intakes, as compared to the control group (peat cereal could be effective for short-term weight loss, with some improvements in the nutrient intake profile. However, studies of longer duration are needed.

  19. Distribution electric system simulator to support decision-making for CFE (Federal Electric Commission) Distribution Control Centers; Simulador del Sistema Electrico de Distribucion para apoyo en la toma de decisiones en Centros de Control de Distribucion de la CFE

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    Espinosa Reza, Alfredo; Quintero Reyes, Agustin; Garcia Mendoza, Raul; Calleros Torres, Tito Manuel [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Borjas Diaz, Jesus Fidel; Sierra Rodriguez, Benjamin; Torres Abrego, Rafael [Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

    2011-07-01

    This article presents the physical, logical and functional architecture designed to integrate the Electric Distribution System (EDS) simulator developed for the CFE and the electric energy Distribution Control Centers in Mexico. The objective of the EDS simulator is to integrate engineering distribution functions (power flow, short circuit, optimal reconfiguration and reliability, among others) and an expert system (Case-based Reasoning) to aid the process of information analysis, decision-making and the capacity-building of the CFE's Regional and Zonal Distribution Control Centers. The EDS simulator has been installed, updated and is operational in the Tampico Zone and the Gulf Division Distribution Center, as an established product that continually evolves along with the actual operating dynamics. [Spanish] Se presenta la arquitectura fisica, logica y funcional disenada para integrar el simulador del Sistema Electrico de Distribucion (SED) desarrollado para la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) y los Centros de Control de Distribucion de energia electrica en Mexico. El objetivo del simulador del SED es integrar funciones de ingenieria de distribucion (flujo de potencia, corto circuito, reconfiguracion optima, confiabilidad, entre otras) y un sistema experto (Razonamiento Basado en Casos) para apoyar el proceso de analisis de informacion, la toma de decisiones y la capacitacion en los Centros de Control de Distribucion Zonales y Regionales de CFE. El Simulador del SED se encuentra instalado, actualizado y en operacion en la Zona Tampico y en la Division de Distribucion Golfo Centro como un producto consolidado y en constante evolucion a la par de la dinamica operativa real.

  20. Technical feasibility of using silver and copper ions electro generated in the microbiological control of cooling systems; Factibilidad tecnica para emplear iones plata y cobre electrogenerados en el control microbiologico de los sistemas de enfriamiento

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    Silva, Susana M; Martinez Meza, Esteban; Alvarez Gallegos, Alberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    bacterial populations promoters of the microbiological influenced corrosion and the biological fouling at levels of 1000 c/ml and less, competing with the conventional cooling water treatment processes. Also, the adherence capacity of the biofilm on the surfaces of the cooling system would be seriously affected because the silver is adsorbed to the surface that contains it and still continues its bactericidal effect. Additionally, the coliform bacteria are reduced below the levels accepted by the Mexican Official Standard. A table of the silver required for disinfection of different water qualities is shown and another one on the evaluation of the process and finally one on the effectiveness of the process using the silver/copper system in residual water. [Spanish] El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar la factibilidad tecnica de sustituir el uso de cloro por otro biocida (ionizacion de plata o cobre) no peligroso en aguas de enfriamiento. Esta tecnica de ionizacion podria ser empleada para tratar el agua de procesos industriales en general. El agua empleada provino del agua de repuesto del sistema de enfriamiento de la Central Termoelectrica de Valle de Mexico (CTEVM) y agua residual de las plantas de tratamiento del Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua (IMTA) y el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). Los tres tipos de agua empleados tienen caracteristicas fisicas, quimicas y biologicas similares. La metodologia usada fue la prueba de jarras y por sistema continuo. Se indica el analisis bacteriologico llegando a la conclusion. Los sistemas metalicos estudiados en el establecimiento del control microbiologico en el agua residual y agua de repuesto son plata, plata/cobre y cobre en los intervalos de concentracion de 200 mg/L a 3000 mg/L de plata y de 200 mg/L a 1200 mg/L de cobre. Los experimentos realizados en la prueba de jarras (sistema cerrado) se llevaron a cabo a dos temperaturas (25 {+-} 0.5 y 32 {+-} 0.5 ) sin controlar el pH; mientras que en el

  1. Diseño y construcción de unidades terminales remotas (RTU) de bajo costo para sistemas de control, supervisión y adquisición de datos (SCADA)

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    Montalvo Ramírez, Luis

    1991-01-01

    Se presenta la concepción, diseño y construcción de unidades terminales romotas simples, modulares y de bajo costo, apropiadas para las necesidades de los sistemas de supervisión y control de cargas eléctricas en estacione urbanas de distribución de los países en vías de desarrollo.

  2. Fussy control for the operation of an electric energy generation system based in type PEM fuel cells; Control difuso para la operacion de un sistema de generacion de energia electrica basado en celdas de combustible tipo PEM

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    Vazquez Roman, Miguel

    2004-10-15

    as static interaction compensators with the most common methods found in the bibliography: ideal, simplified and inverse were designed. Simulation tests for the analysis of the compensator with reference changes for anode pressure, cathode pressure changes as well as for cell temperature carried out. Also, a fuzzy compensator to carry out the analysis in the whole operation range were designed. [Spanish] En este trabajo se reporta el diseno de un sistema de control integrado por controladores PID difusos, que conjunta las tecnicas de control multimodo y de ganancias programadas, y el diseno de un compensador que reduce los efectos de interaccion entre los lazos de control del sistema multivariable. El modelo matematico que se simulo en este trabajo de tesis tiene la caracteristica de ser un modelo no lineal. Su rango de validez abarca hasta 1440 watts, para un diseno nominal de 1 KW de potencia. Para llevar a cabo el diseno del Controlador PID difuso, primero se disenaron controladores PID convencionales en tres puntos de operacion de demanda de potencia: 0 W, 500 W y 1000 W. La metodologia de ajuste empleada para la determinacion de las ganancias del control PID convencional fue la de cancelacion de polos. Esta metodologia requirio de la identificacion lineal del proceso en los tres puntos de operacion mencionados: baja, media y alta potencia. Con la informacion obtenida de los controladores convencionales ajustados en los tres puntos de operacion, fue posible el diseno de controladores PID difusos basados en el sistema TSK. Para este trabajo de tesis el metodo es solo equivalente a la tecnica de ganancias programadas ya que solo se usan controladores PID convencionales con la misma estructura. Se diseno tambien un esquema de control con un compensador el cual tiene como funcion el reducir los efectos de interaccion entre los lazos de control. Dicho compensador se localizo entre el controlador y la planta y solamente introduce factores de compensacion entre las

  3. Aplicación de algoritmos de control clásico, adaptable y robusto a sistemas dinámicos de parámetros variables; Classic, adaptable and robust control algorithm application, to variant parameter dynamic system

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    Orlando Regalón Anias

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Existen múltiples sistemas dinámicos cuyos modelos matemáticos se caracterizan por ser de primer orden y parámetros variables con el tiempo. En estos casos las herramientas clásicas no siempre logran un sistema decontrol que sea estable, posea un buen desempeño dinámico y rechace adecuadamente las perturbaciones, cuando el modelo de la planta se desvía del nominal, para el cual se realizó el diseño.En este trabajo se evalúa el comportamiento de tres estrategias de control en presencia de variación de parámetros. Estas son: control clásico, control adaptable y control robusto. Se realiza un estudio comparativo de las mismas en cuanto a complejidad del diseño, costo computacional de la implementación y sensibilidad ante variaciones en los parámetros y/o presencia de disturbios. Se llega a conclusiones que permiten disponer de criterios para la elección más adecuada, en dependencia de los requerimientos dinámicos que la aplicación demande, así como de los medios técnicos de que se disponga.  Many dynamic systems have first order mathematic models, with time variable parameters. In these cases, the classical tools do not satisfy at all control system stability, good performance and perturbation rejection, when the plant model differs from the nominal one, for which the controller was designed.In this article, three control strategies are evaluated in parameter variations and disturbance presence. The strategies are the followings: classical control, adaptive control and robust control. A comparative study is carried out, taking into account the design complexity, the computational cost and the sensitivity. The obtained conclusions helps to provide the criterion to choose the mostadequate control strategy, according to the necessary dynamic, as well as the available technical means.

  4. Perdas econômicas ocasionadas pelas enfermidades podais em vacas leiteiras confinadas em sistema free stall Economic losses caused by sequels of lameness in free-stall-housed dairy cows

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    R.C. Souza

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se 55 casos clínicos de manqueira em um rebanho de 100 vacas em lactação confinadas em sistema de free stall, durante um ano. As afecções mais observadas foram abscessos de sola e talão, úlcera de sola e dermatite digital que representaram 87,3% (48/55 das ocorrências. O tratamento empregado mostrou-se satisfatório com recuperação de todos os animais tratados com 24,5 dias, em média, sem ocorrência de descarte. O custo com tratamento e redução na produção de leite foi de US$95.80/vaca, o que representou US$52.69 por vaca alojada/ano. Quando se computaram as perdas reprodutivas e com mastite, obtiveram-se US$227.94 adicionais em vaca com problema de manqueira. O custo adicional anual total no rebanho decorrente de seqüelas de manqueira foi de US$12,536.70, que representou US$125.36 por vaca alojada/ano. O período de serviço e o número de serviços por concepção em vacas com problemas de manqueira e normais foram 266 e 200,5 dias e 4,3 e 3,3 serviços, respectivamente. As incidências de mastite e metrite na mesma ordem de citação anterior foram 60% e 25% e 29% e 12,5%.Fifty-five clinical cases of lameness were evaluated in 100 lactating cows housed in a free-stall system during one year. The most observed affections were sole and heel abscesses, sole ulcers and digital dermatitis that accounted for 87.3% (48/55 of the occurrences. The treated cows showed satisfactory recovery (24.5 average days without culling. The total individual cost including treatment and reduction of milk production was US$95.80/cow or US$52.69 per housed cow/year. When reproductive losses and mastitis were considered an additional cost of US$227.94 per lameness cow was estimated. The total additional annual cost from sequels of lameness was US$12.536.70 or US$152.36 per housed cow/year. The number of days open and the number of services per conception in lameness and normal cows were, respectively, 266 and 200.5 days and 4.3 and 3

  5. Metabolic Syndrome Increases the Risk of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Taiwan: A Case-Control Study.

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    Chien, Chen-Yu; Tai, Shu-Yu; Wang, Ling-Feng; Hsi, Edward; Chang, Ning-Chia; Wu, Ming-Tsang; Ho, Kuen-Yao

    2015-07-01

    Sudden sensorineural hearing loss has been reported to be associated with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examine whether metabolic syndrome increases the risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in Taiwan. A case-control study. Tertiary university hospital. We retrospectively investigated 181 cases of sudden sensorineural hearing loss and 181 controls from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, in southern Taiwan from 2010 to 2012, comparing their clinical variables. We analyzed the relationship between metabolic syndrome and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III with Asian modifications. The demographic and clinical characteristics, audiometry results, and outcome were reviewed. Subjects with metabolic syndrome had a 3.54-fold increased risk (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.00-6.43, P diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. With increases in the number of metabolic syndrome components, the risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss increased (P for trend Vertigo was associated with a poor outcome (P = .02; 95% CI = 1.13~5.13, adjusted odds ratio = 2.39). The hearing loss pattern may influence the outcome of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (P Vertigo and total hearing loss were indicators of a poor outcome in sudden sensorineural hearing loss. © American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2015.

  6. Asthma control and productivity loss in those with work-related asthma: A population-based study.

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    Wong, Alyson; Tavakoli, Hamid; Sadatsafavi, Mohsen; Carlsten, Chris; FitzGerald, J Mark

    2017-06-01

    In Canada, asthma is the third leading cause of work loss, yet little is known about the associated productivity loss. The goal of this study was to look at the relationship between asthma control and productivity loss, particularly contrasting those with work-related asthma (WRA) and non-work-related asthma (NWRA). A population-based random sample of adults with asthma in British Columbia, Canada, was prospectively recruited. Asthma control was graded according to Global Initiative for Asthma classification, while productivity loss and presence of WRA was assessed using questionnaires. Ordinal regression models were then used to associate WRA with asthma control. Generalized linear models were applied to estimate the average productivity loss associated with different levels of asthma control among those with WRA and NWRA. The study included 300 employed adults. Sixty (20%) had WRA. The odds of being controlled were significantly lower in those with WRA (OR = 0.23, 95% CI: 0.09, 0.56; P asthma had a significant difference in productivity loss due to presenteeism ($659.1 [95% CI: 12.9, 1581.5; P = 0.04]), but not absenteeism ($88.7 [95% CI: -86.5, 279.6; P = 0.35]), when compared to those with NWRA and uncontrolled asthma. There was no significant difference when a similar comparison was made for those with controlled or partially controlled asthma. WRA is associated with worse asthma control and increased productivity loss. Presenteeism makes a significant contribution to productivity loss and should be considered when evaluating the overall economic burden of asthma, particularly WRA.

  7. Applications of Kalman Filtering to nuclear material control. [Kalman filtering and linear smoothing for detecting nuclear material losses

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    Pike, D.H.; Morrison, G.W.; Westley, G.W.

    1977-10-01

    The feasibility of using modern state estimation techniques (specifically Kalman Filtering and Linear Smoothing) to detect losses of material from material balance areas is evaluated. It is shown that state estimation techniques are not only feasible but in most situations are superior to existing methods of analysis. The various techniques compared include Kalman Filtering, linear smoothing, standard control charts, and average cumulative summation (CUSUM) charts. Analysis results indicated that the standard control chart is the least effective method for detecting regularly occurring losses. An improvement in the detection capability over the standard control chart can be realized by use of the CUSUM chart. Even more sensitivity in the ability to detect losses can be realized by use of the Kalman Filter and the linear smoother. It was found that the error-covariance matrix can be used to establish limits of error for state estimates. It is shown that state estimation techniques represent a feasible and desirable method of theft detection. The technique is usually more sensitive than the CUSUM chart in detecting losses. One kind of loss which is difficult to detect using state estimation techniques is a single isolated loss. State estimation procedures are predicated on dynamic models and are well-suited for detecting losses which occur regularly over several accounting periods. A single isolated loss does not conform to this basic assumption and is more difficult to detect.

  8. An environment integrated for identification, modeling, analysis, and control associated systems project to the power electric systems; Um ambiente integrado para identificacao, modelagem, analise e projeto de sistemas de controle associados a sistemas eletricos de potencia

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    Luz, Lucas Thadeu Orihuela da

    1990-12-01

    An integrated environment which was developed to give support to the activities of identification, modeling, analysis and simulation of control systems of Electric Power Systems - EPS is presented. It is a computer program to be used in compatible IBM P C microcomputers. The program has two algorithms for systems identification: one for identification in the frequency domain and other to be used in the time domain. For the analysis, were implemented the algorithms of the frequency response and the root locus. One can simulate multivariable and nonlinear models. A set of auxiliary transformations is available to obtain the dynamic equation of the model declared for the simulation and to transform it in a transfer matrix. The hierarchical menus used for the selection of the program functions are presented and the dialogues and the others communication mechanisms with the user are described. The program in EPS's is demonstrated through the design of a Power System Stabilizer. The results obtained with the program are compared with the ones that were obtained in field tests. (author)

  9. An environment integrated for identification, modeling, analysis, and control associated systems project to the power electric systems; Um ambiente integrado para identificacao, modelagem, analise e projeto de sistemas de controle associados a sistemas eletricos de potencia

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    Luz, Lucas Thadeu Orihuela da

    1990-12-01

    An integrated environment which was developed to give support to the activities of identification, modeling, analysis and simulation of control systems of Electric Power Systems - EPS is presented. It is a computer program to be used in compatible IBM P C microcomputers. The program has two algorithms for systems identification: one for identification in the frequency domain and other to be used in the time domain. For the analysis, were implemented the algorithms of the frequency response and the root locus. One can simulate multivariable and nonlinear models. A set of auxiliary transformations is available to obtain the dynamic equation of the model declared for the simulation and to transform it in a transfer matrix. The hierarchical menus used for the selection of the program functions are presented and the dialogues and the others communication mechanisms with the user are described. The program in EPS's is demonstrated through the design of a Power System Stabilizer. The results obtained with the program are compared with the ones that were obtained in field tests. (author)

  10. Active Mothers Postpartum: a randomized controlled weight-loss intervention trial.

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    Østbye, Truls; Krause, Katrina M; Lovelady, Cheryl A; Morey, Miriam C; Bastian, Lori A; Peterson, Bercedis L; Swamy, Geeta K; Brouwer, Rebecca J N; McBride, Colleen M

    2009-09-01

    Pregnancy may contribute to overweight and obesity. The primary objective of Active Mothers Postpartum was to promote a reduction in BMI through 24-months postpartum via sustainable lifestyle changes. Behavioral intervention RCT to enhance postpartum weight loss. A total of 450 overweight or obese women, enrolled 6-weeks postpartum, were recruited through obstetrics clinics and community posters in the Durham NC area. Intervention participants were offered eight healthy-eating classes, ten physical-activity classes, and six telephone-counseling sessions over 9 months. Changes from baseline (6-weeks postpartum) to 1-month post-intervention (12-months postpartum) in: (1) diet (caloric intake, calories from fat, intake of certain foods); (2) physical activity (self-reported physical activity, television time); and (3) weight (collected 2004-2007, analyzed 2007-2008). Mean weight loss was 0.90 kg (+/-5.1 kg) in the intervention group and 0.36 kg (+/-4.9 kg) in the control group; this difference was not significant. There were also no significant group differences in improvement of diet or increased physical activity. In secondary analyses, there was a positive bivariate relationship between classes attended and weight loss (p=0.01). There were no significant differences among the arms in diet, physical activity, or weight change. Home-based interventions via mail, telephone, or Internet/e-mail may be more feasible and successful in this population. The postpartum period is an important phase in women's lives with regard to weight retention, but engaging them during this busy period remains a challenge. NCT00212251.

  11. Hearing loss in civilian airline and helicopter pilots compared to air traffic control personnel.

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    Wagstaff, Anthony S; Arva, Per

    2009-10-01

    In order to investigate possible hearing loss as a consequence of aviation noise, a comparative analysis of audiometric data from Norwegian Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel, airline (fixed-wing) pilots, and helicopter pilots was performed. The results may be of use in giving advice regarding preventive measures. Male ATC, airline, and helicopter pilots were selected randomly from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) medical files. There were 182 subjects included in the study: 50, 81, and 51 subjects for ATC, helicopter, and airline pilots, respectively. Two audiograms with a 2-3-yr interval were analyzed for each individual. Age correction was performed using data from ISO 7129. Threshold changes per year for the frequencies 3, 4, and 6 kHz were examined in particular after age correction. For all three groups, mean hearing threshold levels were above (worse than) ISO 7129 predictions for most frequencies. As expected, hearing thresholds increased with age in the group as a whole. Looking at the 3-, 4-, and 6-kHz frequencies in particular, all groups had small but highly significant increases in hearing thresholds at 4 kHz between the first and second audiogram. The mean hearing thresholds for this group of aviation personnel are higher than International Standard ISO-7129 would predict according to age. Highly significant changes in hearing threshold after age correction, indicating possible noise-induced hearing loss, were found in all groups at 4 kHz. The fact that helicopter pilots had similar hearing loss to their other aviation colleagues indicates that current hearing protection for these pilots is effective in counteracting the increased noise levels in helicopters.

  12. Automatización con sistema de control distribuido comercial de una maqueta de prácticas

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    Gea Rodríguez, Juan José

    2016-01-01

    El abanico de objetivos que abarca la realización de este trabajo es bastante amplio. En primer lugar, adquirir los conocimientos de los principales elementos de monitorización y control que suelen presentarse en un proceso químico industrial. Así mismo, el estudio y la comprensión para hacer uso de las herramientas que permitan gestionar dichos elementos ya sea en simulación como en una planta real. Los procesos industriales modernos no serían posibles de realizar sin la incorporación de...

  13. Sistema híbrido neuro-evolutivo aplicado ao controle de um processo multivariável

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    Coelho, Leandro dos Santos; Mariani, Viviana Cocco

    2006-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta uma nova abordagem para o projeto de um controlador PID (proporcional, integral e derivativo) multivariável baseado em uma rede neural e um algoritmo genético. O projeto do controlador PID multivariável é dividido em três etapas distintas. Na primeira etapa, uma rede neural de funções radiais de base é utilizada para identificação do processo multivariável. Na segunda etapa, o projeto do controlador é realizado, de forma off-line, baseado na sintonia de ganhos do control...

  14. Description of the control and safety systems of the RA reactor; Opis sistema za upravljanje i sigurnosnu zastitu RA

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    Popovic, B; Pesic, M [Institute of Nuclear Sciences Boris Kidric, Reaktor RA, Vinca, Beograd (Yugoslavia)

    1962-07-01

    This report contains detailed description and scheme of the control and safety system of the RA reactor. It consists of interconnected five systems: for automated regulation; compensation rods; safety rods; power density measurement device; period meter; automated D{sub 2}O level meter in the core. Automated regulation system is divided into two parts: basic system for reactor operation regime at power from 10kW - 10 MW and precise regulation system for operation at set-up power level up to 10 kW which is used occasionally.

  15. A randomised controlled trial of expectant management versus surgical evacuation of early pregnancy loss.

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    Nadarajah, Ravichandran; Quek, Yek Song; Kuppannan, Kaliammah; Woon, Shu Yuan; Jeganathan, Ravichandran

    2014-07-01

    To show whether a clinically significant difference in success rates exists between expectant and surgical management of early pregnancy loss. Randomised controlled trial comparing expectant versus surgical management of early pregnancy loss over a 1-year period from 1st January to 31st December 2009 at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru. Pregnant women with missed or incomplete miscarriages at gestations up to 14 weeks were recruited in this study. The success rate in the surgical group was measured as curettage performed without any complications during or after the procedure, while the success rate in the expectant group was defined as complete spontaneous expulsion of products of conception within 6 weeks without any complication. A total of 360 women were recruited and randomised to expectant or surgical management, with 180 women in each group. There was no statistically significant difference in the success rate between the groups and between the different types of miscarriage. With expectant management, 131 (74%) patients had a complete spontaneous expulsion of products of conception, of whom 106 (83%) women miscarried within 7 days. However, the rates of unplanned admissions (18.1%) and unplanned surgical evacuations (17.5%) in the expectant group were significantly higher than the rates (7.4% and 8% respectively) in the surgical group. The complications in both groups were similar. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Vertical stability, high elongation, and the consequences of loss of vertical control on DIII-D

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    Kellman, A.G.; Ferron, J.R.; Jensen, T.H.; Lao, L.L.; Luxon, J.L.; Skinner, D.G.; Strait, E.J.; Reis, E.; Taylor, T.S.; Turnbull, A.D.; Lazarus, E.A.; Lister, J.B.

    1990-09-01

    Recent modifications to the vertical control system for DIII-D has enabled operation of discharges with vertical elongation κ, up to 2.5. When vertical stability is lost, a disruption follows and a large vertical force on the vacuum vessel is observed. The loss of plasma energy begins when the edge safety factor q is 2 but the current decay does not begin until q ∼1.3. Current flow on the open field lines in the plasma scrapeoff layer has been measured and the magnitude and distribution of these currents can explain the observed force on the vessel. Equilibrium calculations and simulation of this vertical displacement episode are presented. 7 refs., 4 figs

  17. Validation of Safety-Critical Systems for Aircraft Loss-of-Control Prevention and Recovery

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    Belcastro, Christine M.

    2012-01-01

    Validation of technologies developed for loss of control (LOC) prevention and recovery poses significant challenges. Aircraft LOC can result from a wide spectrum of hazards, often occurring in combination, which cannot be fully replicated during evaluation. Technologies developed for LOC prevention and recovery must therefore be effective under a wide variety of hazardous and uncertain conditions, and the validation framework must provide some measure of assurance that the new vehicle safety technologies do no harm (i.e., that they themselves do not introduce new safety risks). This paper summarizes a proposed validation framework for safety-critical systems, provides an overview of validation methods and tools developed by NASA to date within the Vehicle Systems Safety Project, and develops a preliminary set of test scenarios for the validation of technologies for LOC prevention and recovery

  18. Mechanisms of weight loss, diabetes control and changes in food choices after gastrointestinal surgery.

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    Papamargaritis, Dimitrios; Panteliou, Eleftheria; Miras, Alexander D; le Roux, Carel W

    2012-12-01

    The long-term effects of lifestyle changes, diet and medical therapy on obesity are limited. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment with the greatest chances for amelioration of obesity-associated complications, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). There is increasing evidence in the literature that bariatric operations have a profound effect on human physiology, by reducing hunger, increasing satiety, paradoxically increasing energy expenditure, and even promoting healthy food preferences. Some of these operations improve glucose homeostasis in patients with T2DM independently of weight loss. Changes in the gut hormone levels of glucagon-like peptide 1, peptide YY and ghrelin have been proposed as some of the mediators implicated in changing physiology. The aim of this review is to critically explore the current knowledge on the putative mechanisms of the change in weight and improvement in T2DM glycaemic control after the most commonly performed bariatric operations.

  19. Possible control scenario of radial electric field by loss-cone-particle injection into helical device

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    Motojima, Osamu; Shishkin, A.A.; Inagaki, Shigeru; Watanabe, Kiyomasa

    1999-08-01

    The possibility of controlling the radial electric field of toroidal plasmas by injecting high energy electrons along the reversible loss cone orbit of the helical magnetic traps is investigated. It is well known that the radial electric field plays an important role in the confinement improvement scenario especially in the low collisional regime under the physics picture of neoclassical theory. For this purpose, it is made clear that the most suitable particles are transit particles, which show a transition from helically trapped orbits to blocked ones. It is also found that a parallel AC electric field launched from outside assists this transition and makes it possible for particles to penetrate deeply into the plasma. In addition we clarify that the viscosity of the plasma coupled with the helical field configuration provide a bifurcation of plasma states and its stable solution results in confinement improvement. (author)

  20. Subscale Flight Testing for Aircraft Loss of Control: Accomplishments and Future Directions

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    Cox, David E.; Cunningham, Kevin; Jordan, Thomas L.

    2012-01-01

    Subscale flight-testing provides a means to validate both dynamic models and mitigation technologies in the high-risk flight conditions associated with aircraft loss of control. The Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research (AirSTAR) facility was designed to be a flexible and efficient research facility to address this type of flight-testing. Over the last several years (2009-2011) it has been used to perform 58 research flights with an unmanned, remotely-piloted, dynamically-scaled airplane. This paper will present an overview of the facility and its architecture and summarize the experimental data collected. All flights to date have been conducted within visual range of a safety observer. Current plans for the facility include expanding the test volume to altitudes and distances well beyond visual range. The architecture and instrumentation changes associated with this upgrade will also be presented.

  1. Controlling the opto-mechanics of a cantilever in an interferometer via cavity loss

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    Schmidsfeld, A. von, E-mail: avonschm@uos.de; Reichling, M., E-mail: reichling@uos.de [Fachbereich Physik, Universität Osnabrück, Barbarastraße 7, 49076 Osnabrück (Germany)

    2015-09-21

    In a non-contact atomic force microscope, based on interferometric cantilever displacement detection, the optical return loss of the system is tunable via the distance between the fiber end and the cantilever. We utilize this for tuning the interferometer from a predominant Michelson to a predominant Fabry-Pérot characteristics and introduce the Fabry-Pérot enhancement factor as a quantitative measure for multibeam interference in the cavity. This experimentally easily accessible and adjustable parameter provides a control of the opto-mechanical interaction between the cavity light field and the cantilever. The quantitative assessment of the light pressure acting on the cantilever oscillating in the cavity via the frequency shift allows an in-situ measurement of the cantilever stiffness with remarkable precision.

  2. Implementación de un sistema de planeamiento y control de costos, para asegurar el valor de proyectos de construcción en una empresa de servicios de ingeniería y construcción

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    Lora Benites, Michael Dandy; Lora Benites, Michael Dandy; Lora Benites, Michael Dandy

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo está orientado al desarrollo e implementación del Sistema de Planeamiento y Control de Costos en una empresa de Construcción, que consiste en definir una herramienta estándar de gestión para un adecuado planeamiento y control de costos, en los procesos a ejecutarse por el Equipo de Control de Proyectos en coordinación con las demás áreas del proyecto y con áreas funcionales de Sede Central desde la adjudicación del proyecto hasta su cierre, con la finalidad de mejorar el d...

  3. Diseño de un sistema para el control estadístico del proceso de producción en una empresa enlatadora de atún

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    Garaicoa Camacho, Francisco; Edith Rada, Rosa

    2009-01-01

    El desarrollo de esta tesis contempla el diseño de un sistema para el control estadístico del proceso de producción en una empresa enlatadora atún, empleando herramientas estadísticas para elevar la calidad de la empresa y mediante la utilización de un software facilitando el proceso de análisis y almacenamiento de resultados. En su primera parte se determina un marco teórico sobre el control de calidad, control estadístico del proceso, ciclo de deming y las herramientas estadísticas para...

  4. Beyond deficit or compensation: new insights on postural control after long-term total visual loss.

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    Russo, Maitê M; Lemos, Thiago; Imbiriba, Luís A; Ribeiro, Nathalia L; Vargas, Claudia D

    2017-02-01

    Loss of vision is well known to affect postural control in blind subjects. This effect has classically been framed in terms of deficit or compensation depending on whether body sway increases or decreases in comparison with that of sighted subjects with the eyes open. However, studies have shown that postural responses can be modulated by the context and that changes in postural sway may not necessarily mean a worsened or improved postural control. The goal of our study was to test whether balance is affected by the context in blind subjects. Additional to the quantification of center of pressure (COP) displacement, measurements of body motion (COG) and the correspondent net neuromuscular response (COP-COG) were evaluated in anterior-posterior and medial-lateral directions. Thirty-eight completely blind and thirty-two sighted subjects participated of this study. The volunteers were asked to stand barefoot on a force platform for 60 s in two different conditions: feet apart and feet together. Sighted participants performed the tests with both the eyes open and eyes closed. Results showed that the COP-COG displacements in the blind group were greater than those of the sighted group with eyes open in almost all conditions tested, but not in eyes closed condition. However, the COP and COG results confirmed that the postural responses were context dependent. Together these results suggest that total visual loss does not just lead to a balance deficit or compensation, but to a specific postural signature that might imply in enhancing COP, COG and/or COP-COG in specific postural conditions.

  5. Challenges of a community based pragmatic, randomised controlled trial of weight loss maintenance.

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    Randell, Elizabeth; McNamara, Rachel; Shaw, Christine; Espinasse, Aude; Simpson, Sharon Anne

    2015-12-18

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have a reputation for being inherently difficult to deliver as planned and often face unforeseen challenges and delays, particularly in relation to organisational and governance difficulties, participant interest, constraints due to allocation of costs, local investigator interest and lengthy bureaucracy. Recruitment is often difficult and the challenges faced often impact on the cost and delivery of a successful trial within the funded period. This paper reflects upon the challenges faced in delivering a pragmatic RCT of weight loss maintenance in a community setting and suggests some potential solutions. The weight loss maintenance in adults trial aimed to evaluate the impact of a 12 month, individually tailored weight maintenance intervention on BMI 3 years from randomisation. Participants were recruited primarily from participant identification centres (PICs)-GP surgeries, exercise on referral schemes and slimming world. The intervention was delivered in community settings. A recruitment strategy implementation plan was drafted to address and monitor poor recruitment. Delays in opening and recruitment were experienced early on. Some were beyond the control of the study team such as; disagreement over allocation of national health service costs and PIC classification as well as difficulties in securing support from research networks. That the intervention was delivered in community settings was often at the root of these issues. Key items to address at the design stage of future trials include feasibility of eligibility criteria. The most effective element of the recruitment implementation plan was to refocus sources of recruitment and target only those who could fulfil the eligibility criteria immediately. Learnings from this trial should be kept in mind by those designing similar studies in the future. Considering potential governance, cost and research network support implications at the design stage of pragmatic trials of

  6. Weight Loss and Glycemic Control after Sleeve Gastrectomy: Results from a Middle Eastern Center of Excellence.

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    Al Khalifa, Khalid; Al Ansari, Ahmed; Showaiter, May

    2018-02-01

    Obesity and its associated metabolic disorders are strongly linked to both morbidity and mortality. Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has been established as an effective means of weight loss for obese patients as well as a treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study was designed to examine the short- and midterm outcomes of patients who underwent SG in a Middle Eastern Center of Excellence, a military training teaching hospital. The clinical outcomes of 59 patients with impaired glucose tolerance and T2DM who underwent SG between 2011 and 2014 with at least one and up to four years of follow-up were studied. Data were collected and compared, including the pre- and post-surgery measures of weight, body mass index, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and fasting blood glucose. Complete remission was defined as a fasting blood glucose level ≤100 mg/dL, an HbA1c ≤6 mg/dL, without use of antidiabetic medications. All patients showed significant reduction in body mass index following SG. Tight glycemic control was achieved among both diabetic and prediabetic patients. In this study, 88.14 per cent of all patients (diabetic and prediabetic) achieved complete resolution from their impaired glucose tolerance and T2DM and maintained normal blood glucose and HbA1C levels from one to four years postoperatively. SG is beneficial both in terms of short- and midterm weight loss and glucose control in both diabetic and prediabetic obese patients.

  7. Regenerative Braking Compensatory Control Strategy Considering CVT Power Loss for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Yang Yang

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV equipped with continuously variable transmission (CVT adjust the motor operating point continuously to achieve the optimal motor operating efficiency during regenerative braking. Traditional control strategies consider the CVT efficiency as constant, while the CVT efficiency varies in different operating conditions. In order to reflect the transmission efficiency more accurately during regenerative braking, the CVT theoretical torque loss model is firstly established which then leads to the battery–front motor–CVT joint operating efficiency model. The joint operating efficiency model indicates that the system efficiency is influenced by input speed, input torque, CVT speed ratio, and battery SOC (state of charge. The compensatory strategy for the front motor barking force is proposed to make full use of its braking power and the CVT speed ratio control strategy is modified to maintain the optimal operating efficiency of the system. The simulations are performed under three typical braking conditions and UDDS, NYCC, US06 respectively, the results show that the modified control strategy increases the front motor braking power and improves the system operating efficiency.

  8. Noise-induced hearing loss and associated factors among vector control workers in a Malaysian state.

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    Masilamani, Retneswari; Rasib, Abdul; Darus, Azlan; Ting, Anselm Su

    2014-11-01

    This study aims to determine the prevalence and associated factors of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among vector control workers in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. This was an analytical cross-sectional study conducted on 181 vector control workers who were working in district health offices in a state in Malaysia. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and audiometry. Prevalence of NIHL was 26% among this group of workers. NIHL was significantly associated with the age-group of 40 years and older, length of service of 10 or more years, current occupational noise exposure, listening to loud music, history of firearms use, and history of mumps/measles infection. Following logistic regression, age of more than 40 years and noise exposure in current occupation were associated with NIHL with an odds ratio of 3.45 (95% confidence interval = 1.68-7.07) and 6.87 (95% confidence interval = 1.54-30.69), respectively, among this group of vector control workers. © 2012 APJPH.

  9. El control de sistemas dinámicos caóticos en economía: aplicación a un modelo de hiperinflación

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    Graciela Chaparro Guevara

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por objetivo estudiar el control del comportamiento caótico de un sistema dinámico de hiperinflación empleando el método propuesto por Ott, Grebogy y Yorke (1990 (método OGY, el cual busca controlar la dinámica caótica de un sistema perturbando levemente alguno de sus parámetros. El método se ejemplificará por medio de la aplicación logística, y posteriormente se empleará en un modelo de hiperinflación (Punita, 2011 para estabilizar los precios en una órbita estacionaria de periodo uno.

  10. Sistema de Información Geográfico para el control y operación de las Redes Eléctricas de Sancti Spíritus.

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    Alfredo Castro López

    2008-07-01

    Este sistema resulta muy útil a los operadores de la Red Eléctrica del Despacho Provincial, brindándoles la posibilidad no solo de acceder a la información eléctrica de los elementos sino además a la información física de los mismos, o sea que cuentan en el mapa con los datos necesarios para un mejor control y operación del Sistema Eléctrico. Ello facilita la toma de decisiones en un momento dado, conocer el lugar de una avería y los sitios donde tiene mayor posibilidad de ocurrir un fallo de la red, entre otras opciones. Todo esto incide de manera importante en la gestión de la empresa en cuanto a la atención de las interrupciones y la mejor operación de la Red.

  11. An empirical study of the effectiveness of electronic stability control system in reducing loss of vehicle control.

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    Papelis, Yiannis E; Watson, Ginger S; Brown, Timothy L

    2010-05-01

    A significant percentage of fatal vehicle crashes involve loss of control (LOC). Electronic stability control (ESC) is an active safety system that detects impending LOC and activates counter-measures that help the driver maintain or re-gain control. To assess the effectiveness of ESC in preventing LOC, an empirical study was conducted on a high-fidelity driving simulator. The ESC systems for two vehicles were incorporated into the simulator's dynamics code which was calibrated to ensure engineering validation. The study utilized three scenarios designed to recreate typical LOC situations, and was designed to assess the effects of ESC presence, vehicle type, scenario, age and gender. A total of 120 research participants completed the study. Results showed a statistically significant reduction in LOC with ESC compared to without ESC (F=52.72, p<0.0001). The study findings of 5% LOC with ESC and 30% without ESC match several epidemiological studies that have analyzed ESC effectiveness on real-world crashes, providing strong support to the use of driving simulation for studying driver behavior. Study conclusions suggest that wide-spread utilization of ESC is likely to reduce traffic fatalities. Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. A Technique to Estimate the Equivalent Loss Resistance of Grid-Tied Converters for Current Control Analysis and Design

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    Vidal, Ana; Yepes, Alejandro G.; Fernandez, Francisco Daniel Freijedo

    2015-01-01

    Rigorous analysis and design of the current control loop in voltage source converters (VSCs) requires an accurate modeling. The loop behavior can be significantly influenced by the VSC working conditions. To consider such effect, converter losses should be included in the model, which can be done...... by means of an equivalent series resistance. This paper proposes a method to identify the VSC equivalent loss resistance for the proper tuning of the current control loop. It is based on analysis of the closed-loop transient response provided by a synchronous proportional-integral current controller......, according to the internal model principle. The method gives a set of loss resistance values linked to working conditions, which can be used to improve the tuning of the current controllers, either by online adaptation of the controller gains or by open-loop adaptive adjustment of them according to prestored...

  13. Reingeniería y Diseño de los Sistemas de Control y Seguridad Industrial en la Empresa ALFIZA, productora de Revestimientos Industriales

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    Cobo Onofre, Tania Alexandra

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo de tesis es para recibir el grado de Ingeniería en Contabilidad y Auditoría. Es un estudio que trata del desarrollo de un sistema de Contabilidad de costos diseñado para empresas industriales dedicadas al revestimiento de rodillos. Como caso particular tomamos a la empresa ALFIZA, que pesa a estar muchos años en el mercado no contaba con un sistema de Costos establecido, causándole así muchos problemas, tanto financieros, contables como tributarios. La contabilidad d...

  14. Nuevas estrategias para la contribución de los parques eólicos al control de frecuencia de los sistemas eléctricos

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    APARICIO MARÍN, NÉSTOR

    2011-01-01

    El número de aerogeneradores instalados en los sistemas eléctricos de muchas zonas del mundo ha credido de manera importante en los últimos años. Esto ha supuesto sustituir generadores convencionales por otros que, por el tipo de energía primaria, tienen una capacidad limitada para variar su potencia activa generada. Además, una gran parte de ellos son de velocidad variable y no suman su inercia a la del sistema eléctrico. Ambas circunstancias tienen un claro efecto negativo sobre las variaci...

  15. Implementación de un sistema de control y administración de aire comprimido en un crm, como soporte a la toma de decisiones

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    Peralta Cedeño, Douglas Antonio; Fernández Zamora, Deydamia Dominga; Galio, Dr. Gustavo

    2011-01-01

    El uso del aire comprimido es muy común en la industria, tiene la ventaja sobre los sistemas hidráulicos de ser más rápido y económico puesto que no es necesario restituir aceite, pero este tipo de sistemas presentan fugas, las cuales se traducen en aumento de costos de energía eléctrica. Dichos costos pueden ser muy elevados en el tiempo, por tanto, es necesario que los datos recopilados en las mediciones de estas fugas sean registrados de forma ágil, segura y transformados en valores moneta...

  16. Sistema de diálogo basado en mensajería instantánea para el control de dispositivos en el Internet de las cosas

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    Noguera Arnaldos, Jose Angel

    2016-01-01

    1. OBJETIVOS DE LA TESIS Desarrollar y sentar las bases de un sistema de comunicación basado en redes sociales en formato chat para que los humanos nos podamos comunicar en lenguaje natural y en tiempo real con las máquinas. 2. METODOLOGÍA Para lograr este objetivo, se ha seguido la siguiente metodología: • Análisis del estado del arte en Internet de las cosas, sistemas de diálogo y agentes conversacionales, inteligencia ambiental y domótica, bases de conocimiento y ontologías...

  17. The effect of a motivational intervention on weight loss is moderated by level of baseline controlled motivation

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    Tate Deborah F

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinic-based behavioral weight loss programs are effective in producing significant weight loss. A one-size-fits-all approach is often taken with these programs. It may be beneficial to tailor programs based on participants' baseline characteristics. Type and level of motivation may be an important factor to consider. Previous research has found that, in general, higher levels of controlled motivation are detrimental to behavior change while higher levels of autonomous motivation improve the likelihood of behavior modification. Methods This study assessed the outcomes of two internet behavioral weight loss interventions and assessed the effect of baseline motivation levels on program success. Eighty females (M (SD age 48.7 (10.6 years; BMI 32.0 (3.7 kg/m2; 91% Caucasian were randomized to one of two groups, a standard group or a motivation-enhanced group. Both received a 16-week internet behavioral weight loss program and attended an initial and a four-week group session. Weight and motivation were measured at baseline, four and 16 weeks. Hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to test for moderation. Results There was significant weight loss at 16-weeks in both groups (p p = 0.57 (standard group 3.4 (3.6 kg; motivation-enhanced group 3.9 (3.4 kg. Further analysis was conducted to examine predictors of weight loss. Baseline controlled motivation level was negatively correlated with weight loss in the entire sample (r = -0.30; p = 0.01. Statistical analysis revealed an interaction between study group assignment and baseline level of controlled motivation. Weight loss was not predicted by baseline level of controlled motivation in the motivation-enhanced group, but was significantly predicted by controlled motivation in the standard group. Baseline autonomous motivation did not predict weight change in either group. Conclusions This research found that, in participants with high levels of baseline controlled motivation

  18. En búsqueda del ADN y las influencias en algunos sistemas presidenciales y parlamentarios

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo examina las recíprocas influencias entre las Constituciones de seis países: tres con sistema presidencial, dos con sistema parlamentario y uno con sistema semipresidencial. Los tres últimos pertenecen a Europa. Los sistemas presidenciales de América Latina se inspiraron en la Constitución Americana, tanto como en alguna europea, especialmente la española de 1812. Los enormes poderes presidenciales en América Latina llevaron a introducir en el sistema presidencial controles propios del sistema parlamentario

  19. Impacto da integração do sistema de controle gerencial na eficácia da controladoria: um estudo nas empresas do setor elétrico da BM&FBovespa [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.2013019

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

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    Full Text Available O Sistema de Controle Gerencial (SCG deve subsidiar os gestores com informações que conduzam a organização ao alcance de seus objetivos. A adoção dos padrões internacionais de contabilidade implicou modificar práticas contábeis nas empresas, motivando reformulações no SCG e discussões sobre a sua integração ou não com o sistema de contabilidade financeira. O objetivo deste estudo é verificar o impacto da integração do Sistema de Controle Gerencial na eficácia da controladoria das empresas do setor elétrico listadas na BM&FBovespa, pautado na pesquisa de Weißenberger e Angelkort (2011. Pesquisa descritiva com abordagem quantitativa foi realizada por meio de levantamento, com aplicação de dois questionários, um aos gestores e outro aos controllers das empresas, e complementada com um estudo de caso. Os resultados da pesquisa revelam que as empresas respondentes têm um alto nível de integração do Sistema de Controle Gerencial. Evidenciam também que, ao aumentar a consistência da linguagem financeira, diminui a qualidade da informação fornecida pela controladoria. Constatou-se ainda uma correlação não significante entre a qualidade da informação e a influência da controladoria nas decisões gerenciais. Conclui-se que as empresas pesquisadas indicam alto nível de integração do Sistema de Controle Gerencial e que este impacta na eficácia da controladoria. Palavras-chave: Integração. Sistema de Controle Gerencial. Consistência da linguagem. Qualidade da informação. Influência na Controladoria.     IMPACT OF THE INTEGRATION OF MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPTROLLERSHIP: A STUDY ON COMPANIES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR IN BM&FBOVESPA   ABSTRACT The Management Control System (MCS has to provide to the managers information that will lead the organization to achieve its objectives. The adoption of international accounting standards resulted in companies changing accounting practices

  20. The estimated reduction in the odds of loss-of-control type crashes for sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability control.

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    Green, Paul E; Woodrooffe, John

    2006-01-01

    Using data from the NASS General Estimates System (GES), the method of induced exposure was used to assess the effects of electronic stability control (ESC) on loss-of-control type crashes for sport utility vehicles. Sport utility vehicles were classified into crash types generally associated with loss of control and crash types most likely not associated with loss of control. Vehicles were then compared as to whether ESC technology was present or absent in the vehicles. A generalized additive model was fit to assess the effects of ESC, driver age, and driver gender on the odds of loss of control. In addition, the effects of ESC on roads that were not dry were compared to effects on roads that were dry. Overall, the estimated percentage reduction in the odds of a loss-of-control crash for sport utility vehicles equipped with ESC was 70.3%. Both genders and all age groups showed reduced odds of loss-of-control crashes, but there was no significant difference between males and females. With respect to driver age, the maximum percentage reduction of 73.6% occurred at age 27. The positive effects of ESC on roads that were not dry were significantly greater than on roads that were dry.

  1. Integration of a platform based in field bus (profibus), for the development of process control systems; Integracion de una plataforma basada en bus de campo PROFIBUS, para el desarrollo de sistemas de control de procesos

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    Islas Perez, Eduardo; Arroyo Figueroa, Gustavo; Villavicencio Ramirez, Alejandro [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1994-03-01

    The integration of a computer platform for the process sequential control system development and validation of some processes of thermoelectric generation, which are constituted by operations of the logic-sequential type. The platform is composed of a process simulator, a sequence tester, a logic programmable controller, and an operational computer. All these elements are interconnected through a field bus type PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) (Standard DIN 19245). This platform has been used for the elaboration and evaluation of the operational sequence and control of demineralization, reverse osmosis, and condensate polishing water treatment plants, which are simulated in a personal computer. [Espanol] Se presenta la integracion de una plataforma de computo para el desarrollo y validacion de sistemas de control secuencial de algunos procesos de generacion termoelectrica, los cuales estan constituidos por operaciones de tipo logico-secuencial. La plataforma esta compuesta por un simulador del proceso, un probador de secuencias, un controlador logico programable y una computadora de operacion. Todos estos elementos estan interconectados a traves de un bus de campo tipo PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus), (Estandar DIN 19245). Esta plataforma se ha utilizado para elaborar y validar la programacion de las secuencias de operacion y control de plantas de tratamiento de agua por desmineralizacion, osmosis inversa y pulidores de condensados, las cuales se tienen simuladas en una computadora personal

  2. Simulation Modeling Requirements for Loss-of-Control Accident Prevention of Turboprop Transport Aircraft

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    Crider, Dennis; Foster, John V.

    2012-01-01

    In-flight loss of control remains the leading contributor to aviation accident fatalities, with stall upsets being the leading causal factor. The February 12, 2009. Colgan Air, Inc., Continental Express flight 3407 accident outside Buffalo, New York, brought this issue to the forefront of public consciousness and resulted in recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct training that incorporates stalls that are fully developed and develop simulator standards to support such training. In 2010, Congress responded to this accident with Public Law 11-216 (Section 208), which mandates full stall training for Part 121 flight operations. Efforts are currently in progress to develop recommendations on implementation of stall training for airline pilots. The International Committee on Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) is currently defining simulator fidelity standards that will be necessary for effective stall training. These recommendations will apply to all civil transport aircraft including straight-wing turboprop aircraft. Government-funded research over the previous decade provides a strong foundation for stall/post-stall simulation for swept-wing, conventional tail jets to respond to this mandate, but turboprops present additional and unique modeling challenges. First among these challenges is the effect of power, which can provide enhanced flow attachment behind the propellers. Furthermore, turboprops tend to operate for longer periods in an environment more susceptible to ice. As a result, there have been a significant number of turboprop accidents as a result of the early (lower angle of attack) stalls in icing. The vulnerability of turboprop configurations to icing has led to studies on ice accumulation and the resulting effects on flight behavior. Piloted simulations of these effects have highlighted the important training needs for recognition and mitigation of icing effects, including the reduction of stall margins

  3. A new algorithm for optimum voltage and reactive power control for minimizing transmission lines losses

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    Ghoudjehbaklou, H.; Danai, B.

    2001-01-01

    Reactive power dispatch for voltage profile modification has been of interest to power utilities. Usually local bus voltages can be altered by changing generator voltages, reactive shunts, ULTC transformers and SVCs. Determination of optimum values for control parameters, however, is not simple for modern power system networks. Heuristic and rather intelligent algorithms have to be sought. In this paper a new algorithm is proposed that is based on a variant of a genetic algorithm combined with simulated annealing updates. In this algorithm a fuzzy multi-objective a approach is used for the fitness function of the genetic algorithm. This fuzzy multi-objective function can efficiently modify the voltage profile in order to minimize transmission lines losses, thus reducing the operating costs. The reason for such a combination is to utilize the best characteristics of each method and overcome their deficiencies. The proposed algorithm is much faster than the classical genetic algorithm and cna be easily integrated into existing power utilities software. The proposed algorithm is tested on an actual system model of 1284 buses, 799 lines, 1175 fixed and ULTC transformers, 86 generators, 181 controllable shunts and 425 loads

  4. Mealtime family interactions in home environments of children with loss of control eating.

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    Czaja, Julia; Hartmann, Andrea Sabrina; Rief, Winfried; Hilbert, Anja

    2011-06-01

    Experimental and self-report studies have shown that parents have a strong influence on their normal or overweight children's eating behavior, i.e. through parental feeding behavior or communication. Studies in children with loss of control (LOC) eating that have investigated this relationship are scarce, and ecologically valid observational studies are missing. This study examined family functioning at mealtimes in home environments in 43 families of a child with LOC eating and 31 families of a child without LOC eating; the children were 8-13 years old. Familial interactions, child eating behavior, and parental mealtime behavior were assessed using the Mealtime Family Interaction Coding System, observation of bite speed of the child, and self-report questionnaires. Less healthy patterns of communication (U=201.53, pchild with LOC eating compared to those without LOC eating. Children with LOC eating (M=4.73, SD=1.88) ate faster than controls (M=3.71, SD=1.19; pchild's eating behavior. Parent-child communication training should be tested as an intervention for children with LOC episodes. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Aircraft Loss of Control: Problem Analysis for the Development and Validation of Technology Solutions

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    Belcastro, Christine M.; Newman, Richard L.; Crider, Dennis A.; Klyde, David H.; Foster, John V.; Groff, Loren

    2016-01-01

    Aircraft loss of control (LOC) is a leading cause of fatal accidents across all transport airplane and operational classes. LOC can result from a wide spectrum of precursors (or hazards), often occurring in combination. Technologies developed for LOC prevention and recovery must therefore be effective under a wide variety of conditions and uncertainties, including multiple hazards, and the validation process must provide a means of assessing system effectiveness and coverage of these hazards. This paper provides a detailed description of a methodology for analyzing LOC as a dynamics and control problem for the purpose of developing effective technology solutions. The paper includes a definition of LOC based on several recent publications, a detailed description of a refined LOC accident analysis process that is illustrated via selected example cases, and a description of planned follow-on activities for identifying future potential LOC risks and the development of LOC test scenarios. Some preliminary considerations for LOC of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and for their safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) are also discussed.

  6. Affective Aspects of Perceived Loss of Control and Potential Implications for Brain-Computer Interfaces.

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    Grissmann, Sebastian; Zander, Thorsten O; Faller, Josef; Brönstrup, Jonas; Kelava, Augustin; Gramann, Klaus; Gerjets, Peter

    2017-01-01

    Most brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) focus on detecting single aspects of user states (e.g., motor imagery) in the electroencephalogram (EEG) in order to use these aspects as control input for external systems. This communication can be effective, but unaccounted mental processes can interfere with signals used for classification and thereby introduce changes in the signal properties which could potentially impede BCI classification performance. To improve BCI performance, we propose deploying an approach that potentially allows to describe different mental states that could influence BCI performance. To test this approach, we analyzed neural signatures of potential affective states in data collected in a paradigm where the complex user state of perceived loss of control (LOC) was induced. In this article, source localization methods were used to identify brain dynamics with source located outside but affecting the signal of interest originating from the primary motor areas, pointing to interfering processes in the brain during natural human-machine interaction. In particular, we found affective correlates which were related to perceived LOC. We conclude that additional context information about the ongoing user state might help to improve the applicability of BCIs to real-world scenarios.

  7. Affective Aspects of Perceived Loss of Control and Potential Implications for Brain-Computer Interfaces

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    Sebastian Grissmann

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Most brain-computer interfaces (BCIs focus on detecting single aspects of user states (e.g., motor imagery in the electroencephalogram (EEG in order to use these aspects as control input for external systems. This communication can be effective, but unaccounted mental processes can interfere with signals used for classification and thereby introduce changes in the signal properties which could potentially impede BCI classification performance. To improve BCI performance, we propose deploying an approach that potentially allows to describe different mental states that could influence BCI performance. To test this approach, we analyzed neural signatures of potential affective states in data collected in a paradigm where the complex user state of perceived loss of control (LOC was induced. In this article, source localization methods were used to identify brain dynamics with source located outside but affecting the signal of interest originating from the primary motor areas, pointing to interfering processes in the brain during natural human-machine interaction. In particular, we found affective correlates which were related to perceived LOC. We conclude that additional context information about the ongoing user state might help to improve the applicability of BCIs to real-world scenarios.

  8. A modification of a conventional feed water three-element control strategy to solve problems of drum level control; Una modificacion de un sistema convencional de control de agua de alimentacion de tres elementos para resolver problemas de control de nivel del tambor

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    Delgadillo Valencia, Miguel Angel; Hernandez Cuellar, Maria Aurora [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2008-07-01

    A control strategy for the drum level control of a combined cycle power plant is presented. This strategy is based on the conventional three element system with variable proportional gain in the master and slave controllers. The dynamic behavior of the proposed strategy is compared with a former one showing a better answer especially at full load (generated electric energy) with the supplementary fire (duct burners or after burners) in operation. When the feed water control valve is near its full opening, this strategy can avoid as much as possible the saturation of the control signal to the valve, with elimination of the permanent oscillation of the controlled variable (drum level). The control system behavior also shows good stability from start up to full load, including the transition from one to three elements operating mode and vice verse, as well as the duct burners' ignition. Similar stability is shown during the stop of the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) from full load with duct fire in operation to the HRSG out of service. Due to the performance of the blocks communication software of the commercial equipment in use, a transition band of the steam flow signal is proposed, in order to assure a three to one or one to three element bump less transfer operation. Simulation laboratory tests were applied to the proposed control strategy with a simplified dynamic process model, before the control system was put into operation in site. Real process runs and the control-tune parameters are presented. [Spanish] Estudios de investigacion muestran interes en resolver problemas de inestabilidad de control de nivel, en generadores de vapor de plantas generadoras de energia electrica, disenando modelos del fenomeno del nivel del domo, para establecer una estrategia de control para sistemas de control de agua de alimentacion. Sin embargo, una estrategia de control basada en un modelo puede ser dificil de entender para los ingenieros de control, especialmente

  9. Sistema de humedales artificiales para el control de la eutroficación del lago del Bosque de San Juan de Aragón

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    Víctor Manuel Luna-Pabello

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El lago del Bosque de San Juan de Aragón (LBSJA, ocupa una superficie de 12 hectáreas. El lago está eutrofizado debido a que el sistema de lodos activados, conocido como "Tlacos", descarga parcialmente agua tratada dentro del lago y ésta contiene concentraciones de nitrógeno y fósforo que propician el crecimiento de microalgas. En este estudio, se describen los aspectos relevantes sobre el diseño, construcción y arranque operativo de un sistema de tratamiento a base de humedales artificiales (STHA construido en el LBSJA. El STHA ocupa aproximadamente 1 hectárea de superficie, fue diseñado para depurar un promedio de 250 m3d-1 de agua. El sistema consiste de un filtro de agregados calcáreos, un sedimentador, un humedal artificial de flujo subsuperficial (HAFSS, un humedal artificial de flujo superficial (HAFS y un muro gavión filtrante. El agua con la que se alimenta al sistema proviene tanto del efluente de la planta de tratamiento convencional de "Tlacos" (PTAR-Tlacos, como de la contenida en el propio lago. Los resultados muestran 80% de reducción en el contenido de contaminantes. Esto representa una calidad de agua tratada superior a la establecida en la normatividad ambiental para cuerpos acuáticos usados con fines recreativos.

  10. Diseño de un sistema de control integral para optimizar el manejo de inventarios en las bodegas de la Empresa Belcorp-Ecuador, dedicada a la comercialización de cosmeticos, ubicada en Quito, provincia de Pichincha.

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    Cazco Sánchez, Manuel Santiago

    2011-01-01

    La presente tesis consiste en el desarrollo del diseño de un sistema de control integral para optimizar el manejo de inventarios en las bodegas de la empresa Belcorp-Ecuador, dedicada a la comercialización de cosméticos, ubicada en Quito, provincia de Pichincha. La empresa Belcorp-Ecuador con siete años de trayectoria en el país y más de 40 años a nivel internacional, considera necesario tener un mayor control en el manejo de sus inventarios; A pesar de tener una estructura sólida, con una...

  11. Diseño metodológico de un Sistema de Control y menejo de inventario aplicado a la comercializadora de Productos de Consumo Masivo Super todo CIA LTDA.

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    Paredes Fonseca, Elisa Natali

    2011-01-01

    El control y manejo adecuado de los inventarios constituyen una parte fundamental en el funcionamiento de la empresa, por lo que se deben establecer políticas y procedimientos que sean beneficiosas tanto para la empresa como para el cliente. Los problemas generados por la falta de un diseño de sistemas de control de los inventarios, genera una serie de inconvenientes para las operaciones relacionadas con la mercadería, el tratamiento que se da para cada área es inadecuado porqu...

  12. Desenvolvimento de sistemas de planejamento e controle da produção em micro-empresas de construção civil, com foco no planejamento integrado de várias obras

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    Klaus Oliveira Gutheil

    2004-01-01

    O processo de planejamento e controle da produção (PCP) tem sido considerado como uma das mais importantes e eficazes formas de introduzir novos conceitos e princípios de gestão da produção em empresas de construção. Entre os trabalhos que têm estudado formas eficazes de desenvolver sistemas formais de PCP em empresas de construção, destaca-se, no presente trabalho, o modelo de planejamento e controle da produção, já implementado em várias empresas do setor, apresentado na tese de doutorado d...

  13. Sistema autenticador e transmissor (SAT): modelo tecnológico de automação e controle de processos em cidades inteligentes com exemplo de aplicação ao setor tributário.

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    Vidal Augusto Zapparoli Castro Melo

    2015-01-01

    Na tese, é proposta a construção do Sistema Autenticador e Transmissor (SAT), um modelo tecnológico de automação e controle de processos em cidades inteligentes, alicerçado em propriedades voltadas a uma aplicação transversal em setores que demandam, de um lado, geração de dados em campo com estabelecimento de regras e garantia de autenticidade e confidencialidade; de outro, transmissão segura a um ou mais controles centrais. Como exemplo de aplicação, o modelo é avaliado pela execução de pro...

  14. The effect of a motivational intervention on weight loss is moderated by level of baseline controlled motivation

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    Webber, Kelly H; Gabriele, Jeanne M; Tate, Deborah F; Dignan, Mark B

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Clinic-based behavioral weight loss programs are effective in producing significant weight loss. A one-size-fits-all approach is often taken with these programs. It may be beneficial to tailor programs based on participants' baseline characteristics. Type and level of motivation may be an important factor to consider. Previous research has found that, in general, higher levels of controlled motivation are detrimental to behavior change while higher levels of autonomous mot...

  15. Rubella in Sub-Saharan Africa and sensorineural hearing loss: a case control study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rubella infection can affect several organs and cause birth defects that are responsible for congenital rubella syndrome (CRS. Congenital hearing loss is the most common symptom of this syndrome, occurring in approximately 60% of CRS cases. Worldwide, over 100 000 babies are born with CRS every year. There is no specific treatment for rubella, but the disease is preventable by vaccination. Since 1969, the rubella vaccine has been implemented in many countries, but in Africa, only a few countries routinely immunize against rubella. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of infection from the wild-type rubella virus in São Tomé and Príncipe by determining rubella seroprevalence with a DBS method. The goal of this study was to reinforce the need for implementation of the rubella vaccine in this country. As secondary objectives, the validation of a DBS method was first attempted and an association between seroprevalence and hearing loss was assessed. Methods We collected samples from individuals observed during humanitarian missions in São Tomé and Príncipe. All individuals underwent an audiometric evaluation, and a drop of blood was collected for the dried blood spot (DBS. We define two groups: the case group (individuals with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss (HL and the control group (individuals with two normal ears. Patients were excluded if they suffered from conductive HL, if they showed evidence of possible causes of HL, if they had developmental delay or if they refused to participate in the study. Results Among the 315 subjects, we found 64.1% individuals with IgG for the rubella virus, 32.1% without immunity for the rubella virus and 3.8% who were borderline. In the control group, 62.6% were positive for the rubella IgG, whereas in the case group, 72% were positive. Analyzing both groups, with ages ranging from 2 to 14 years of age and from 15 to 35 years of age, we found a seroprevalence of 50.3% to

  16. Modification of the water-level control system at the Unit 12 of Los Azufres, Mich., geothermal field; Modificacion del sistema de control de nivel de agua en la Unidad 12 del campo geotermico de Los Azufres, Mich.

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    Tello Hinojosa, Raul; Aburto Huerta, S. Ramon; Mendoza Covarrubias, Hector M [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)]. E-mail: raul.tello@cfe.gob.mx

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    Unit 12 of the Los Azufres, Mich., geothermal field is a binary cycle unit of 1.45 MW, installed at the pad of production well Az-22. There are two separators on this pad. One separates the mix extracted from well Az-22 and the other from adjacent wells. The separated brine from both separators is gathered in a horizontal tank and sent to Unit 12. The steam is sent to Unit 7, which generates 50 MW. Once some interference occurred affecting the power generation of Unit 7 when Unit 12 was off line. This was caused by the original flow arrangement and water-level control system. To avoid interference, a water-level control system was designed and installed in the separators. The system operates independently of Unit 12, with tanks in each separator connected by a pipe. Regulation of the water level is accomplished by three motor valves and a level sensor. To ensure permanent feeding of electrical power to the valves, an automatic system was installed from transmission lines of 23 and 115 kV. In case both lines fail, there is an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) unit. At the beginning of 2005, Unit 12 was again online with a modified water-level control system that has operated satisfactorily since then. Its short periods offline have not affected Unit 7. [Spanish] La Unidad 12 del campo geotermico de Los Azufres, Mich., es una unidad de ciclo binario de 1.45 MW, instalada en la plataforma del pozo productor Az-22. En esta plataforma hay dos separadores, uno de los cuales separa la mezcla extraida del pozo Az-22 y el otro la de varios pozos aledanos. El agua separada de ambos se concentra en un tanque horizontal y de este pasa a la Unidad 12, mientras que el vapor se envia a la Unidad 7, de 50 MW. Por el tipo de arreglo original de flujo y control de nivel de agua en los equipos, ocurrian interferencias que provocaban que cuando la Unidad 12 se disparaba se afectara la generacion en la Unidad 7. Para evitar esta interferencia se diseno e instalo un sistema de control de

  17. Aproximación al uso de hongos entomopatógenos y vacunas para el control sostenible de garrapatas en sistemas ganaderos: revisión

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    Ana Carolina Moncada González

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    Full Text Available La resistencia desarrollada por las garrapatas frente a los acaricidas de síntesis, hace necesario replantear las estrategias utilizadas actualmen - te para su control. Los programas de manejo integrado de parásitos se presentan como una alternativa que, al promover estrategias de con - trol basadas en la ecología y la epidemiología de cada especie de parásito, reducen el riesgo de desarrollo de resistencia. Dichas estrategias incluyen la aplicación de vacunas antigarrapata y hongos entomopatógenos que afectan la viabi - lidad y la reproducción en las garrapatas. Sin embargo, la información obtenida entre estudios sobre hongos y vacunas ha sido inconsistente, por lo que hoy en día ambas representan áreas de investigación bastante activas. El propósito de este trabajo consistió en realizar una revisión descriptiva sobre los mecanismos de acción de la vacuna antigarrapata y los hongos entomopatógenos, en la búsqueda de una po - sible complementariedad que permita el diseño de planes de aplicación conjunta, con miras a mejorar los resultados de control en sistemas ganaderos. En la primera parte del documento se revisa la actual problemática asociada al uso y abuso de los acaricidas de síntesis, haciendo un énfasis particular en el tema de resistencia; posteriormente, se describen los mecanismos de acción de hongos y vacunas que afectan la re - producción y supervivencia en garrapatas, y se incluye información relevante sobre su eficacia. Se espera que la información aquí recolectada, sirva como base para elaborar estudios que permitan identificar la utilidad de los hongos entomopatógenos y las vacunas antigarrapata al interior de los programas de manejo integrado de parásitos en ganadería.

  18. Aplicación del sistema de Análisis de Peligros y Puntos de Control Crítico (APPCC en la línea de envasado de aceite de oliva virgen

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    Alvarruiz, A.

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    Full Text Available The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP is a preventive system which serves for ensuring consumer’s food safety by identifying the hazards associated to a food or drink. In this work, the specific hazards found in a bottling line of virgin olive oil are described, as well as the preventive measures which should be taken in the plant, the surveillance systems to implement, the corrective actions which eventually could be necessary to apply and the control records which should be registered. The implementation of this knowledge will provide any oil bottling line –specially those installed in the olive mill, complementing the processing line of virgin olive oil- with a self-control of their products based on the HACCP system.El Análisis de Peligros y Puntos de Control Crítico (APPCC es un sistema preventivo que trata de garantizar la seguridad e inocuidad alimentaria y que permite identificar los peligros específicos ligados a un alimento o bebida. En este trabajo se describen los peligros propios que se pueden encontrar en la línea de envasado de aceite de oliva virgen, las medidas preventivas que se pueden aplicar en la envasadora y los sistemas de vigilancia a implantar, así como las medidas correctoras previstas, en caso de ser necesarias, y los registros de control que deberán quedar en la industria. La puesta en práctica de estos conocimientos permitirá, a cualquier tipo de envasadora de aceites, en especial a aquellas situadas en la propia almazara, complementando la línea de elaboración de aceite de oliva virgen, un autocontrol de sus producciones basado en el sistema APPCC.

  19. Gender differences in scalp hair growth rates are maintained but reduced in pattern hair loss compared to controls.

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    Van Neste, D J J; Rushton, D H

    2016-08-01

    Hair loss is related to follicular density, programmed regrowth and hair productivity. The dissatisfaction with hair growth in patients experiencing hair loss might be due to slower linear hair growth rate (LHGR). LHGR and hair diameter was evaluated in Caucasian controls and patients with patterned hair loss employing the validated non-invasive, contrast-enhanced-phototrichogram with exogen collection. We evaluated 59,765 anagen hairs (controls 24,609, patients 35,156) and found thinner hairs grew slower than thicker hairs. LHGR in normal women was generally higher than in normal men. LHGR correlates with hair diameter (P hair of equal thickness in controls, subjects affected with patterned hair loss showed reduced hair growth rates, an observation found in both male and female patients. Males with pattern hair loss showed further reduction in growth rates as clinical severity worsened. However, sample size limitations prevented statistical evaluation of LHGR in severely affected females. Caucasian ethnicity. In pattern hair loss, LHGR significantly contributes to the apparent decrease in hair volume in affected areas. In early onset, LHRG might have a prognostic value in females but not in males. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  20. Control system and environmental parameters monitoring of the Tandetron Accelerator clean room; Sistema de control y monitoreo de parametros ambientales del cuarto limpio del acelerador Tandetron

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    Mejia V, M.E.; Garcia H, J.M.; Flores M, J. [ININ, Departamento de Sistemas Electronicos, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: mmejia@nuclear.inin.mx

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    A control system and monitoring of humidity and temperature implemented by means of a system based on a microcontroller, an intelligent sensor and a stage of power for the actuators handling is described. The change of the levels of reference of the control system and the monitoring of the physical controlled variables can be carried out from any connected computer to a local net or Internet. (Author)

  1. Organización del trabajo y dispositivos de control en el sector automotriz: el toyotismo como sistema complejo de racionalización Labour Structure and Control Devices in the Automotive Industry: The "toyotism" as a complex rationalization system

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    Diego Alvarez Newman

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende problematizar la concepción toyotista a partir de la descripción y el análisis del Sistema de Producción Toyota (SPT, sus principios y estrategias de aplicación. Entendemos al SPT como un sistema complejo de racionalización de la producción y de los trabajadores que opera mediante la aplicación de variados dispositivos de control técnico y social. El SPT postula ciertos principios básicos que apuntan a la mejora continua de la productividad y la calidad, poniendo en juego un andamiaje estratégico para intervenir sobre el control del tiempo y del espacio en la fábrica y sobre el control de los ritmos, movimientos y valores de los trabajadores. Estos dispositivos no operan solo como reguladores de la producción y la productividad sino que además operan como dispositivos de flexibilización de la fuerza de trabajo y dispositivos de cooptación sindical para minimizar la conflictividad laboral. Formar para contar con trabajadores involucrados con los objetivos de la empresa y con un sindicato que adhiera a la filosofía Toyota constituye un fuerte factor de productividad en el sentido en que no se verá afectado el circuito de la mejora continua.The following article intends to examine the concept of "toyotism" based on the description and analysis of the Toyota Production System (TPS and its´ principles and strategies application. We infer the TPS as a complex system which rationalizes both the production and the workers. This system works through the implementation of diverse technical and social devices. The TPS postulates certain basic principles aiming a continuous productivity and quality improvement, applying a strategic configuration to intervene in the control of the factory´s time and space as well as in the regulation of rhythms, movements and worker´s values. These devices do not only operate as production and productivity watchers, but also function as workforce flexibilization and

  2. Alternativas eficientes para procesamiento y comunicaciones en sistemas de tiempo real

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    Romero, Fernando; Méndez, Mariano; Encinas, Diego; De Giusti, Armando Eduardo; Tinetti, Fernando Gustavo; Medina, Santiago; Pi Puig, Martín; Paniego, Juan Manuel; Dell'Oso, Matías

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    El objetivo de esta línea de investigación es el estudio y desarrollo de Sistemas de Tiempo Real (STR), en particular, la planificación de tareas y la comunicación en Sistemas Distribuidos de Tiempo Real (SDTR), experimentando con microcontroladores y simulaciones para la adquisición y control de las variables del sistema.

  3. Piloted Simulation Evaluation of a Model-Predictive Automatic Recovery System to Prevent Vehicle Loss of Control on Approach

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    Litt, Jonathan S.; Liu, Yuan; Sowers, Thomas S.; Owen, A. Karl; Guo, Ten-Huei

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes a model-predictive automatic recovery system for aircraft on the verge of a loss-of-control situation. The system determines when it must intervene to prevent an imminent accident, resulting from a poor approach. It estimates the altitude loss that would result from a go-around maneuver at the current flight condition. If the loss is projected to violate a minimum altitude threshold, the maneuver is automatically triggered. The system deactivates to allow landing once several criteria are met. Piloted flight simulator evaluation showed the system to provide effective envelope protection during extremely unsafe landing attempts. The results demonstrate how flight and propulsion control can be integrated to recover control of the vehicle automatically and prevent a potential catastrophe.

  4. El Sistema inspirerede projekter

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    Holst, Finn; Chemi, Tatiana

    Rapporten er resultat af pilotprojektet ”Forundersøgelse El Sistema DK” gennemført af Ph.D. Finn Holst (DPU, Aarhus Universitet) og Ph.D. Tatiana Chemi (Aalborg Universitet) i 2015. I rapporten indgår desuden bidrag fra Sofie Holm, Sara Fink Søndergaard og Stine Møgelbjerg Johansen. Pilotprojektet...... er gennemført for DMKLs El Sistema-udvalg med støtte fra Statens Kunstfond, Projektstøtteudvalget for Musik....

  5. Release of fission products during controlled loss-of-coolant accidents and hypothetical core meltdown accidents

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    Albrecht, H.; Malinauskas, A.P.

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    A few years ago the Projekt Nukleare Sicherheit joined the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the development of a research program which was designed to investigate fission product release from light water reactor fuel under conditions ranging from spent fuel shipping cask accidents to core meltdown accidents. Three laboratories have been involved in this cooperative effort. At Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the research effort has focused on noble gas fission product release, whereas at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK), the studies have emphasized the release of species other than the noble gases. In addition, the ORNL program has been directed toward the development of fission product source terms applicable to analyses of spent fuel shipping cask accidents and controlled loss-of-coolant accidents, and the KfK program has been aimed at providing similar source terms which are characteristic of core meltdown accidents. The ORNL results are presented for fission product release from defected fuel rods into a steam atmosphere over the temperature range 500 to 1200 0 C, and the KfK results for release during core meltdown sequences

  6. Animated sulfonated or sulformethylated lignins as cement fluid loss control additives

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    Schilling, P.

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    This patent describes a method of cementing a zone in a well penetrating a subterranean formation comprising injecting down the well and positioning in the zone to be cemented a hydraulic aqueous cement slurry composition. It comprises: a hydraulic cement, and the following expressed as parts by weight per 100 parts of the hydraulic cement, water from about 25 to 105 parts, and a fluid loss control additive comprising from about 0.5 to 2.5 parts of a compound selected from the group consisting of a sulfonated lignin and a sulfomethylated lignin, wherein the lignin has been aminated by reacting it with between about 2-5 moles of a polyamine and 2-5 moles of an aldehyde per 1,000g of the lignin, and 0.1 to 1.5 parts of a compound selected from the group consisting of sodium carbonate, sodium metasilicate, sodium phosphate, sodium sulfite and sodium naphthalene sulfonate and a combination thereof.

  7. Attentional Bias to Food Cues in Youth with Loss of Control Eating

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    Shank, Lisa M.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Nelson, Eric E.; Shomaker, Lauren B.; Ranzenhofer, Lisa M.; Hannallah, Louise M.; Field, Sara E.; Vannucci, Anna; Bongiorno, Diana M.; Brady, Sheila M.; Condarco, Tania; Demidowich, Andrew; Kelly, Nichole R.; Cassidy, Omni; Simmons, W. Kyle; Engel, Scott G.; Pine, Daniel S.; Yanovski, Jack A.

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    Emerging data indicate that adults with binge eating may exhibit an attentional bias toward highly palatable foods, which may promote obesogenic eating patterns and excess weight gain. However, it is unknown to what extent youth with loss of control (LOC) eating display a similar bias. We therefore studied 76 youth (14.5±2.3y; 86.8% female; BMI-z 1.7± .73) with (n=47) and without (n=29) reported LOC eating. Following a breakfast to reduce hunger, youth participated in a computerized visual probe task of sustained attention that assessed reaction time to pairs of pictures consisting of high palatable foods, low palatable foods, and neutral household objects. Although sustained attentional bias did not differ by LOC eating presence and was unrelated to body weight, a two-way interaction between BMI-z and LOC eating was observed (p = .01), such that only among youth with LOC eating, attentional bias toward high palatable foods versus neutral objects was positively associated with BMI-z. These findings suggest that LOC eating and body weight interact in their association with attentional bias to highly palatable foods cues, and may partially explain the mixed literature linking attentional bias to food cues with excess body weight. PMID:25435490

  8. A preliminary examination of Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) in middle childhood.

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    Matherne, Camden E; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Altschul, Anne M; Shank, Lisa M; Schvey, Natasha A; Brady, Sheila M; Galescu, Ovidiu; Demidowich, Andrew P; Yanovski, Susan Z; Yanovski, Jack A

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    Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) has been proposed as a diagnostic category for children 6-12years with binge-type eating. However, characteristics of youth with LOC-ED have not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that the proposed criteria for LOC-ED would identify children with greater adiposity, more disordered eating attitudes, and greater mood disturbance than those without LOC-ED. Participants were 251 youth (10.29years±1.54, 53.8% female, 57.8% White, 35.5% Black, 2.0% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 53.0% overweight). Youth were interviewed regarding eating attitudes and behaviors, completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology, and underwent measurements of body fat mass. Using previously proposed criteria for LOC-ED, children were classified as LOC-ED (n=19), LOC in the absence of the full disorder (subLOC, n=33), and youth not reporting LOC (noLOC, n=199). LOC-ED youth had higher BMIz (p=0.001) and adiposity (p=0.003) and reported greater disordered eating concerns (pdisordered eating attitudes (p=0.02). SubLOC youth had greater disordered eating concerns (pdisordered eating cognitions and anthropometric measures compared to youth without LOC-ED. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine if those with LOC-ED are at particularly increased risk for progression of disordered eating and excess weight gain. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. A Preliminary Examination of Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) in Middle Childhood

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    Matherne, Camden E.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Altschul, Anne M.; Shank, Lisa M.; Schvey, Natasha A.; Brady, Sheila M.; Galescu, Ovidiu; Demidowich, Andrew P.; Yanovski, Susan Z.; Yanovski, Jack A.

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    Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) has been proposed as a diagnostic category for children 6–12y with binge-type eating. However, characteristics of youth with LOC-ED have not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that the proposed criteria for LOC-ED would identify children with greater adiposity, more disordered eating attitudes, and greater mood disturbance than those without LOC-ED. Participants were 251 youth (10.29y ± 1.54, 53.8% female, 57.8 % White, 35.5% Black, 2.0% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 53.0% overweight). Youth were interviewed regarding eating attitudes and behaviors, completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology, and underwent measurements of body fat mass. Using previously proposed criteria for LOC-ED, children were classified as LOC-ED (n = 19), LOC in the absence of the full disorder (subLOC, n = 33), and youth not reporting LOC (noLOC, n = 199). LOC-ED youth had higher BMIz (p = 0.001) and adiposity (p = 0.003) and reported greater disordered eating concerns (p eating attitudes (p = 0.02). SubLOC youth had greater disordered eating concerns (p eating cognitions and anthropometric measures compared to youth without LOC-ED. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine if those with LOC-ED are at particularly increased risk for progression of disordered eating and excess weight gain. PMID:25913008

  10. Loss of control eating and eating disorders in adolescents before bariatric surgery.

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    Utzinger, Linsey M; Gowey, Marissa A; Zeller, Meg; Jenkins, Todd M; Engel, Scott G; Rofey, Dana L; Inge, Thomas H; Mitchell, James E

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    This study assessed loss of control (LOC) eating and eating disorders (EDs) in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity. Preoperative baseline data from the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) multisite observational study (n = 242; median BMI = 51 kg/m 2 ; mean age= 17; 76% female adolescents; 72% Caucasian) included anthropometric and self-report questionnaires, including the Questionnaire of Eating and Weight Patterns-Revised (QEWP-R), the Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), and the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Kids (IWQOL-Kids) RESULTS: LOC eating (27%) was common and ED diagnoses included binge-eating disorder (7%), night eating syndrome (5%), and bulimia nervosa (1%). Compared to those without LOC eating, those with LOC eating reported greater depressive symptomatology and greater impairment in weight-related quality of life. Before undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents with severe obesity present with problematic disordered eating behaviors and meet diagnostic criteria for EDs. LOC eating, in particular, was associated with several negative psychosocial factors. Findings highlight targets for assessment and intervention in adolescents before bariatric surgery. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.(Int J Eat Disord 2016; 49:947-952). © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Screen-Time Weight-loss Intervention Targeting Children at Home (SWITCH): a randomized controlled trial.

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    Maddison, Ralph; Marsh, Samantha; Foley, Louise; Epstein, Leonard H; Olds, Timothy; Dewes, Ofa; Heke, Ihirangi; Carter, Karen; Jiang, Yannan; Mhurchu, Cliona Ni

    2014-09-10

    Screen-based activities, such as watching television (TV), playing video games, and using computers, are common sedentary behaviors among young people and have been linked with increased energy intake and overweight. Previous home-based sedentary behaviour interventions have been limited by focusing primarily on the child, small sample sizes, and short follow-up periods. The SWITCH (Screen-Time Weight-loss Intervention Targeting Children at Home) study aimed to determine the effect of a home-based, family-delivered intervention to reduce screen-based sedentary behaviour on body composition, sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and diet over 24 weeks in overweight and obese children. A two-arm, parallel, randomized controlled trial was conducted. Children and their primary caregiver living in Auckland, New Zealand were recruited via schools, community centres, and word of mouth. The intervention, delivered over 20 weeks, consisted of a face-to-face meeting with the parent/caregiver and the child to deliver intervention content, which focused on training and educating them to use a wide range of strategies designed to reduce their child's screen time. Families were given Time Machine TV monitoring devices to assist with allocating screen time, activity packages to promote alternative activities, online support via a website, and monthly newsletters. Control participants were given the intervention material on completion of follow-up. The primary outcome was change in children's BMI z-score from baseline to 24 weeks. Children (n = 251) aged 9-12 years and their primary caregiver were randomized to receive the SWITCH intervention (n = 127) or no intervention (controls; n = 124). There was no significant difference in change of zBMI between the intervention and control groups, although a favorable trend was observed (-0.016; 95% CI: -0.084, 0.051; p = 0.64). There were also no significant differences on secondary outcomes, except for a trend towards

  12. Applying economic incentives to increase effectiveness of an outpatient weight loss program (TRIO) - A randomized controlled trial.

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    Finkelstein, Eric A; Tham, Kwang-Wei; Haaland, Benjamin A; Sahasranaman, Aarti

    2017-07-01

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity has more than doubled in the past three decades, leading to rising rates of non-communicable diseases. This study tests whether adding a payment/rewards (term reward) program to an existing evidence-based weight loss program can increase weight loss and weight loss maintenance. We conducted a parallel-group randomized controlled trial from October 2012 to October 2015 with 161 overweight or obese individuals randomized to either control or reward arm in a 1:2 ratio. Control and reward arm participants received a four month weight loss program at the LIFE (Lifestyle Improvement and Fitness Enhancement) Centre at Singapore General Hospital. Those in the reward arm paid a fee of S$165.00 (1US$ = 1.35S$) to access a program that provided rewards of up to S$660 for meeting weight loss and physical activity goals. Participants could choose to receive rewards as guaranteed cash payments or a lottery ticket with a 1 in 10 chance of winning but with the same expected value. The primary outcome was weight loss at months 4, 8, and 12. 161 participants were randomized to control (n = 54) or reward (n = 107) arms. Average weight loss was more than twice as great in the reward arm compared to the control arm at month 4 when the program concluded (3.4 kg vs 1.4 kg, p rewards concluded (3.3 kg vs 1.8 kg, p rewards program can be used to improve weight loss and weight loss maintenance when combined with an evidence-based weight loss program. Future efforts should attempt to replicate this approach and identify how to cost effectively expand these programs to maximize their reach. This study is registered at www.clinicaltrials.gov (Identifier: NCT01533454). Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Bright Light for Weight Loss: Results of a Controlled Crossover Trial

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    Konstantin V. Danilenko

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate whether bright light treatment can reduce body mass in overweight subjects irrespective of their seasonal (= light dependence. Methods: A crossover, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was performed between November and April in Novosibirsk, Russia (55° N. The trial comprised a 3-week in-home session of morning bright light treatment using a device of light-emitting diodes and a 3-week placebo session by means of a deactivated ion generator, separated by an off-protocol period of at least 23 days. The number of placebo and light sessions was matched with respect to season. Data were obtained from 34 overweight women, aged 20-54 years, 10 were seasonal-dependent according to the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire. Weekly measures included body weight, percentage body fat by bioimpedancemetry, and subjective scores (appetite, mood, energy levels. Results: Motivation and expectation towards weight loss were similar for the two intervention sessions. With light, compared to the placebo session, weight did not reduce significantly, but percentage fat, fat mass, and appetite were significantly lower (average fat reduction 0.35 kg. The latter two results remained significant after excluding seasonal-dependent subjects from the analysis. Irrespective of the type of intervention, seasonal-dependent subjects had greater weight and fat mass changes during treatment (decline p 0.036 or between sessions (regain p 0.003. Photoperiod (p = 0.0041, air temperature to a lesser extent (p = 0.012, but not sunshine (p = 0.29 was associated with the weight change (greater weight reduction if the second session was in spring. Conclusion: Morning bright light treatment reduces body fat and appetite in overweight women and may be included in weight control programs.

  14. Set-shifting abilities, mood and loss of control over eating in binge eating disorder: An experimental study.

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    Dingemans, Alexandra E; Visser, Hiske; Paul, Linda; van Furth, Eric F

    2015-12-15

    Executive functions play an important role in problem-solving and self-control. Set-shifting is an aspect of executive functioning and represents cognitive flexibility. The inability to control eating in Binge Eating Disorder (BED) may imply deficits in set-shifting which could be exacerbated by negative mood and depressive symptoms. The aim of the study was to test whether there is a causal relationship between set-shifting ability, changes in mood and loss of control over eating in BED. Seventy-five participants diagnosed with BED were randomly assigned to a negative or neutral mood induction. Set-shifting abilities, depressive symptoms, current mood and loss of control over eating were assessed. Having depressive symptoms and poorer set-shifting abilities resulted in a more negative mood after a negative mood induction, whereas this was not observed in the neutral mood induction. Post-hoc analyses revealed that individuals with poorer set-shifting abilities and more changes in negative mood, experienced more feelings of loss of control over eating than individuals whose set-shifting abilities were better and whose mood did not change. The results suggest that both depressive symptoms and deficits in set-shifting abilities may decrease an individual's ability to handle negative affect and increase loss of control over eating in individuals with BED. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Inhibitory Control and Hedonic Response towards Food Interactively Predict Success in a Weight Loss Programme for Adults with Obesity

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    Timo Brockmeyer

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Low inhibitory control and strong hedonic response towards food are considered to contribute to overeating and obesity. Based on previous research, the present study aimed at examining the potentially crucial interplay between these two factors in terms of long-term weight loss in people with obesity. Methods: BMI, inhibitory control towards food, and food liking were assessed in obese adults prior to a weight reduction programme (OPTIFAST® 52. After the weight reduction phase (week 13 and the weight loss maintenance phase (week 52, participants' BMI was re-assessed. Results: Baseline BMI, inhibitory control and food liking alone did not predict weight loss. As hypothesised, however, inhibitory control and food liking interactively predicted weight loss from baseline to week 13 and to week 52 (albeit the latter effect was less robust. Participants with low inhibitory control and marked food liking were less successful in weight reduction. Conclusion: These findings underscore the relevance of the interplay between cognitive control and food reward valuation in the maintenance of obesity.

  16. Sistema de control para reducir el consumo de hidrógeno en celdas de combustible PEM considerando incertidumbres paramétricas

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    Richard Rios

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a control system for reducing the hydrogen consumption for a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cell, also considering parametric uncertainties. The control system is based on a non-linear state space model of the fuel cell, a Kalman filter/estimator, a linear state feedback controller and a Maximum Power Point (MPP tracking algorithm. The control objective is to supply the requested load power, avoiding oxygen starvation with minimum fuel consumption using a Perturb and Observe (P&O algorithm. The performance of the control system was assessed under parametric uncertainties by simulating a performance degradation of the compressor due to aging. Thus, two cases were simulated: first, a mismatch between the system and the linear model in the (open-loop air compressor gain; and second, a mismatch between the system and the linear model in the current compressor and losses. The simulation results showed that the Kalman filter/estimator overcome the uncertainties produced by the parametrical variations. Besides, the P&O algorithm accomplished to provide the suitable compressor voltage without identifying an optimal profile under ideal operating conditions and empirical data.

  17. Development of a computational system for supporting to the wells control in deep water; Desenvolvimento de um sistema computacional para suporte ao controle de pocos em aguas profundas

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    Sotomayor, Gabriel Paulo Gutierrez

    1997-06-01

    This dissertation presents the development and application of a computational tool that works with an integrated vision of well control process and includes tasks related to the well design concerning safety, kick detection and circulation out of the well. This tool, named PROKICK, offers to the technical personnel involved in well control operations, functionality to operational procedures, pressure behavior prediction and preparation of killsheet for deepwater wells. Also, this tool supports the analysis of well control problems with knowledge systems, built production rules. (author)

  18. Stability of two measuring systems used in quality control of mammography; Estabilidade de dois sistemas de medicao utilizados no controle de qualidade de mamografos

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    Barreira, Jacqueline Sales; Vivolo, Vitor, E-mail: jacsales@usp.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    The use of X-Rays for diagnosis is very important for medicine, including mammographic exam. A quality control program is necessary to control the radiation systems performance. The objective of this paper is evaluation of stability of measurement working system and measurement standard system, collecting meters of charge and dose using one source of Strontium 90 (Sr-90). The results of this test are very important to determine if the instruments are calibrated for use in quality control program for a mammography equipment. (author)

  19. Energy efficiency in speed control system for induction motors; Eficiencia energetica em sistema de controle de velocidade em motores de inducao

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    Silva, Arlete Vieira da; Ribeiro, Elisangela do Nascimento; Tenorio, Iana Cavalcanti; Horta, Mario Marcos Brito [Centro Universitario de Belo Horizonte (UnBH), MG (Brazil)], e-mails: arlete.silva@prof.unibh.br, nr.elisangela@gmail.com, ianactenorio@gmail.com, mario_bhorta@yahoo.com.br

    2011-07-01

    This work has as objective the study of energy efficiency of induction motors fed by frequency inverters, since this is a practical resource that has progressively allowed the replacement of mechanical speed reducers. In this work the speed control of induction motors of the squirrel cage has steeped through the frequency inverters using scalar control. Induction motors are frequently used in industrial applications due to its simple construction, its low maintenance and reduced in size. It was possible through tests made at UNI-BH Electrical Engineering laboratory to obtain satisfactory results regarding the performance of the inverter CFW08 (WEG), speed control of induction motor. (author)

  20. Hearing Loss is Associated With Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Case-Control Study in Older People

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    Shih-Chang Hung; Kuan-Fu Liao; Chih-Hsin Muo; Shih-Wei Lai; Chia-Wei Chang; Hung-Chang Hung

    2015-01-01

    Background: It remains unknown whether hearing loss increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This study aimed to examine the association between hearing loss and risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people in Taiwan. Methods: Analyzing the database from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program, this case-control study enrolled 488 subjects ≥65 years old with newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease as a case group and 1952 subjects without Alzheimer’s disease as a control group from 1998–20...

  1. Efficient direct yaw moment control: tyre slip power loss minimisation for four-independent wheel drive vehicle

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    Kobayashi, Takao; Katsuyama, Etsuo; Sugiura, Hideki; Ono, Eiichi; Yamamoto, Masaki

    2018-05-01

    This paper proposes an efficient direct yaw moment control (DYC) capable of minimising tyre slip power loss on contact patches for a four-independent wheel drive vehicle. Simulations identified a significant power loss reduction with a direct yaw moment due to a change in steer characteristics during acceleration or deceleration while turning. Simultaneously, the vehicle motion can be stabilised. As a result, the proposed control method can ensure compatibility between vehicle dynamics performance and energy efficiency. This paper also describes the results of a full-vehicle simulation that was conducted to examine the effectiveness of the proposed DYC.

  2. The impact of fuel temperature reactivity coefficient on loss of reactivity control accident

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    Park, J. H.; Ryu, E. H.; Song, Y. M.; Jung, J. Y.

    2012-01-01

    from AECL (Atomic Energy Canada Limited) to KHNP (Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power) for a full scope safety analysis of the refurbished Wolsong unit 1. Even though the recent physics code systems are well developed, uncertainties of the calculated physics or safety parameters still exist. To see how much PCR uncertainty exists in the calculation, the PCR at the full power condition has been indirectly measured in the Wolsong units and its measurement and analysis uncertainties were evaluated. It was shown that the maximum values of the PCR during normal operation were estimated to be about four times the calculated PCR of the refurbished Wolsong unit 1. This study presents a sensitivity assessment of LORC (Loss of Reactivity Control) accident events to investigate the impact of a higher PCR (based on the measured positive maximum value) than the reference value (based on the calculated value) on a safety analysis

  3. Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss during and after cesarean section: A double blinded, randomized, controlled trial

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    Amr H. Yehia

    2014-03-01

    Conclusions: Tranexamic acid can be used safely to reduce blood loss during cesarean section. Reduced blood loss after tranexamic acid was associated with improvement of post-operative hemoglobin, hematocrit and with reduction of post-partum need for iron replacement.

  4. Low-Voltage Consumption Coordination for Loss Minimization and Voltage Control

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    Juelsgaard, Morten; Sloth, Christoffer; Wisniewski, Rafal

    2014-01-01

    This work presents a strategy for minimizing active power losses in low-voltage grids, by coordinating the consumption of electric vehicles and power generation from solar panels. We show that minimizing losses, also reduces voltage variations, and illustrate how this may be employed for increasing...

  5. Digital systems to acquire radiological imaging. Characteristics and quality control; Sistemas digitales de adquisicion de imagenes radiograficas. Caracteristicas y Control de Calidad

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    Torres Cabrera, R.; Hernando Gonzalez, I.

    2006-07-01

    Due to its special characteristics, quality control in digital radiographic systems is very important, even more than in conventional film-screen systems. Differences between digital and analogical images,a in terms of dynamics range, spatial and contrast resolution, and the flexibility of data post-processing require some actions to maintain clinical images in an optimum quality level. Revision 1 of the Spanish Protocol of Quality Control in Diagnostic Radiology includes a chapter dedicated to the quality control of these digital systems for the acquisition of radiographic images. In this paper the different parameters for quality control procedures are described. Also some difficulties to be concerned about (absence of levels of tolerance, access to the raw-data images and related information, availability of use anthropomorphic phantoms, etc, etc) are noted, as well as the most significant aspects of the differences in relation to the ana logical systems. (Author) 15 refs.

  6. Analysis of the acceptance procedure and quality control a virtual simulation system; Analisis del procedimiento de aceptacion y control de calidad de un sistema de simulacion virtual

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    Gonzalez Ruiz, C.; Pedrero de Aristizabal, D.; Jimenez Rojas, R.; Garcia Hernandez, M. J.; Ruiz Galan, G.; Ayala Lazaro, R.; Garcia Marcos, R.

    2011-07-01

    Acceptance has been made, determining the reference state, commissioning and implementation of control protocol virtual simulation system consists of an image acquisition unit of computerized tomography (CT), an independent external location laser locator and a simulation module associated with the existing scheduler for clinical dosimetry in radiotherapy. This paper summarizes the path followed in this process, together with the established procedure for periodic monitoring and analysis system of the results obtained in the two years of clinical and control.

  7. Memory loss

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    ... barbiturates or ( hypnotics ) ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) (most often short-term memory loss) Epilepsy that is not well controlled Illness that ... appointment. Medical history questions may include: Type of memory loss, such as short-term or long-term Time pattern, such as how ...

  8. Weight change in control group participants in behavioural weight loss interventions: a systematic review and meta-regression study

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    Waters Lauren

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Unanticipated control group improvements have been observed in intervention trials targeting various health behaviours. This phenomenon has not been studied in the context of behavioural weight loss intervention trials. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-regression of behavioural weight loss interventions to quantify control group weight change, and relate the size of this effect to specific trial and sample characteristics. Methods Database searches identified reports of intervention trials meeting the inclusion criteria. Data on control group weight change and possible explanatory factors were abstracted and analysed descriptively and quantitatively. Results 85 trials were reviewed and 72 were included in the meta-regression. While there was no change in control group weight, control groups receiving usual care lost 1 kg more than control groups that received no intervention, beyond measurement. Conclusions There are several possible explanations why control group changes occur in intervention trials targeting other behaviours, but not for weight loss. Control group participation may prevent weight gain, although more research is needed to confirm this hypothesis.

  9. mSalUV: un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México

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    Néstor Iván Cabrera Mendoza; Pedro Pablo Castro Enriquez; Verónica Patricia Demeneghi Marini; Luis Fernández Luque; Jaime Morales Romero; Luis Sainz Vazquez; María Cristina Ortiz León

    2014-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Diseñar y desarrollar un sistema de mensajería móvil llamado mSalUV, que permita recordar a pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 la toma de medicación y la asistencia a citas y que promueva estilos de vida saludables, así como explorar su opinión con respecto al uso del sistema. MÉTODOS: Se consideraron tres etapas: la primera incluyó el diseño y desarrollo de mSalUV. La segunda abarcó el diseño y construcción de los mensajes de texto. La tercera exploró la opinión de los usuarios...

  10. Sistema de gestão ambiental como suporte na identificação dos custos com controle, preservação e recuperação do meio ambiente

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    Vera Sirlene Leonardo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Tendo em vista que a adequação ambiental gera um custo adicional que pode ser identificado a partir da implantação de sistemas de gestão ambiental, esta pesquisa tem como objetivo mapear os custos relativos ao controle, à preservação e recuperação do meio ambiente a partir do Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA implantado. A pesquisa descritiva foi desenvolvida por meio de estudo de caso realizada em uma empresa fabricante dos produtos Coca-Cola, pois este é um dos setores nos quais a internalização da variável ambiental é de grande relevância, devido à grande competitividade nos mercados globalizados. As informações foram coletadas por meio de questionários e da entrevista semiestruturada, e os resultados mostraram que a identificação e o registro dos custos ambientais estão apoiados no SGA implantado. Conclui-se que, no sistema SAP, as contas representativas dos custos de controle, preservação e recuperação da cadeia produtiva estão classificadas no centro de custos com os demais custos indiretos de fabricação e estão incorporados ao produto final. São custos com programa de qualificação de fornecedores e funcionários; controle da fuligem; tratamento de efluentes; destinação de resíduos industriais; recuperação de água, de filtros de carvão, areia e rinser; investigação da contaminação em solo; e teste e medição dos níveis de contaminação - Due Dilligence de terrenos.

  11. Sistemas de control para la gestión de los canales de exportación independientes: un análisis exploratorio sobre su diseño y uso

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    Pedro Araujo Pinzón

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El empleo de canales de exportación independientes es la forma más extendida de exportación, si bien la ausencia de propiedad dificulta su gestión y afecta al rendimiento exportador. Dado el creciente interés académico y profesional por mejorar la gestión de los procesos de exportación de las empresas y la laguna existente en el estudio de las relaciones inter-organizativas orientadas al mercado (down-stream, se plantea como objetivo del presente estudio la exploración de los sistemas de control de gestión (SCG en el contexto de los canales de exportación, desde la perspectiva de la empresa exportadora. Mediante la realización de un estudio cualitativo exploratorio, se pretende contribuir a la literatura sobre los SCG inter-organizativos ampliando su ámbito de interés a las relaciones down-stream de la cadena de suministros, esenciales para la competitividad de muchas empresas. Frente a estudios previos sobre SCG enfocados en relaciones proveedor-comprador, los resultados muestran que las empresas exportadoras analizadas (1 emplean múltiples mecanismos de control, principalmente cualitativos, que (2 se caracterizan por su ámbito amplio y la oportunidad en el tiempo, así como por sus bajos niveles de integración y agregación, y (3 usan algunos mecanismos -p.e., reuniones con los intermediarios- de modo interactivo, mientras que otras herramientas -p.e., contratos y acuerdos- son usadas de modo diagnóstico. Asimismo, la evidencia sugiere que la definición de sistemas formales en este contexto puede diferir de la tradicional, con amplias repercusiones sobre los marcos de análisis de los sistemas de control de gestión.

  12. Avaliação de Desempenho de Controllers em Empresas com Sistemas de Remuneração por Recompensa = Controllers Performance Evaluation in Companies With Reward Compensation Systems

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    Iago França Lopes

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetiva identificar a forma de avaliação de desempenho utilizada para os controllers em empresas que adotam sistemas de remuneração por recompensa. Foi realizada pesquisa descritiva a partir de um levantamento, tendo como população as 58 empresas localizadas na cidade de Curitiba/PR que participaram do Núcleo de Apoio à Gestão da Inovação (NAGI, programa patrocinado pela Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP e pelo Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, executado no Estado do Paraná pelo Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI. A amostra por acessibilidade compõe-se dos respondentes do questionário e aos dados coletados foi aplicada estatística descritiva. Os resultados da pesquisa evidenciam características da avaliação de desempenho das empresas, composição da remuneração dos controllers e sistemática de remuneração variável dos controllers. Conclui-se que a forma de avaliação de desempenho mais praticada pelas empresas da amostra que adotam sistema de remuneração variável é a participação nos lucros, e que a motivação para a sua implementação sob o ponto de vista dos controllers é indiferente. Esse resultado instiga pesquisas para averiguar em que medida a sistemática de avaliação de desempenho pode contribuir à minimização do conflito de agência, na perspectiva da liberdade dos controllers em termos de subordinação hierárquica.The goal of this study is to identify the method of performance evaluation used for the controllers in companies that adopt reward compensation systems. Descriptive study was conducted with a survey, having as population the 58 companies located in Curitiba/PR members of the Center of Support to Innovation Management (Núcleo de Apoio a Gestão da Inovação - NAGI, program sponsored by the Financier of Studies and Projects (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos - FINEP and the National Council for Scientific and

  13. El Sistema's Open Secrets

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    Booth, Eric

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about Venezuela's national youth orchestra program called El Sistema whose attributes offer a direct challenge to traditional Western music practices. As U.S. classical music--and all "high arts"--struggle to find relevance to more than the small "arts club" percentage of the U.S. populace, El…

  14. El sistema constructivo

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    Leser S., Heinz; Gómez Lerou, Luis; Salomone R., Vanessa

    2003-01-01

    Se describe el sistema constructivo de entramado en madera, “plataforma” (platform frame) utilizado preferentemente en las construcciones de varios pisos en el campamento minero de Sewell, Chile./The following is a description of the platform frame used in several stories buildings in the mining settlement Sewell, in Chile.

  15. El sistema constructivo

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    Leser S., Heinz

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el sistema constructivo de entramado en madera, “plataforma” (platform frame utilizado preferentemente en las construcciones de varios pisos en el campamento minero de Sewell, Chile./The following is a description of the platform frame used in several stories buildings in the mining settlement Sewell, in Chile.

  16. Redes Inalámbricas para el Monitoreo y Control en tiempo real de Sistemas de Calentamiento de agua con Colectores Solares

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    Alfredo Pino Escalona

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Tecnología inalámbrica ZigBee para monitorear en tiempo real un sistema de calentamiento de agua  instalado en el hotel Las América en Santiago de Cuba con energía solar. Se analiza el flujo tecnológico de la instalación y las principales características del estándar IEEE 802.15.4 y la pila desarrollada por Microchip. El diseño del sistema incluye dos módulos y se controla la temperatura del agua para las habitaciones  manipulando el caudal que recircula entre los calentadores solares y el tanque de almacenamiento. El diseño e implementación del controlador se realiza utilizando microcontroladores PICs  y un sistema supervisorio  programado en LabWindowsTM/CVITM 9.0

  17. Challenges for maintaining the modernization of instrumentation and control systems; Desafios para el mantenimiento en la modernizacion de sistemas de instrumentacion y control

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    Rojas, V.

    2014-04-01

    Instrumentation and control system upgrades in nuclear power plants come with some challenges for their maintenance staff. It is important to have a long term modernization plant that derives from specific studies for each system. Training, spares, configuration control and cybersecurity are critical topics to take into account from the beginning of these projects. New system maintenance plans can require a new approach in accordance with the technology. FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) appear as the alternative for the future, mainly in safety systems. (Author)

  18. Dynamic preventive control of electric power systems through load shedding; Controle preventivo dinamico de sistemas de energia eletrica: formulacao atraves do corte de carga

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    Righeto, Luzia F.P.; Minussi, Carlos R. [UNESP, Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica

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    This work presents a model to be used in Electric Power System preventive control, taking into account the dynamic network aspects, the effects caused by great oscillations in the synchronous machines angles (transient stability), electric equipment outages, short-circuit, etc. The energy function will be used as a form of measure the system stability degree using a criterion defined as security margin. The used control action will be the load shedding. (author) 16 refs.; e-mail: minussi at dee.feis.unesp.br

  19. Diseño de un sistema electrónico de control de presión para la optimización del uso de neumáticos de RIN 20 y 22.5¨

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    Vázquez Salazar, Javier Stalin

    2009-01-01

    Tomando en cuenta que pocas son las empresas que llevan un correcto control de la presión de sus neumáticos, lo que se pretende es analizar sus costos y diseñar un sistema que permita obtener el máximo provecho de los neumáticos que se usen, considerando parámetros generales y específicos como las carreteras, peso y otros. CAPITULO I: CONDICIONES Y CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LOS NEUMÁTICOS. Los neumáticos constituyen el medio para la unión entre la carretera y el vehículo, en consecuencia, sufr...

  20. Análisis, diseño, desarrollo e implementación del sistema de control de procesos para la elaboración de una flor preservada

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    Nacimba Socasi, Nelson David; Vistín Guamán, Edgar Patricio

    2011-01-01

    En la actualidad un negocio debe poseer un sistema informático rápido, eficiente y eficaz, es decir, que optimice los recursos de la empresa de la mejor manera para que se logre generar la mayor utilidad posible, es por ello que se realizará una aplicación basada en la optimización de procesos, automatización de inventarios y reportes. Mediante el desarrollo de esta aplicación se presentará una alternativa que ayude a mejorar sustancialmente el control de los procesos para la elaboración de l...

  1. El sistema de control de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) y la interpretación de los convenios de la OIT: Aproximación jurídica a una crisis institucional

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    Jordi Bonet Pérez

    2013-01-01

    Una crisis institucional se ha abierto en la OIT como consecuencia de la decisión de los miembros empleadores de convertir su discrepancia con la interpretación que hace la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones (CEACR) del Convenio número 87 sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación (1948) en un asunto esencial para la credibilidad del sistema de control de la OIT. El análisis jurídico de los argumentos de los empleadores y del resto de ...

  2. Sistema de control de gestión de riesgo para la prevención del lavado de activos en la cooperativa de ahorro y crédito Sumak Samy Ltda. de la ciudad de Ambato.

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    Carrillo Sarabia, Patricia de las Mercedes

    2017-01-01

    1. Introducción. --2. Planteamiento de la Propuesta de Trabajo. --3. Marco Teórico. --4. Metodología. --5. Resultados. --6. Conclusiones y Recomendaciones. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo fundamental el desarrollo de un Sistema de control de gestión de riesgo para la prevención del lavado de activos en la Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Sumak Samy Ltda. en la ciudad de Ambato, el cual le permitirá a la cooperativa contar con el Nivel de riesgo de sus socios/clientes y aplicar polít...

  3. Diseño, desarrollo e implementación de un sistema de control e inventario para el centro de difusión y documentación del Consejo Nacional de las Mujeres

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    Guanochanga Guzmán, Ana Lucía; Rueda Macas, Diego Fernando

    2011-01-01

    El proyecto con tema "Diseño, Desarrollo e Implementación de un Sistema de Control e Inventario para el Centro de Difusión y Documentación del Consejo Nacional de las Mujeres" busca establecer la problemática así como su solución en el ingreso y egreso de los datos sobre los materiales donados y difundidos que producen el trspapeleo e ingreso erróneo de documentos a la organización, de esta forma optimizando de mejor manera en el manejo del inventario sobre los materiales con los que se cuent...

  4. Implementación del sistema de control y auditoría interna de la Dirección General de Recursos Humanos de la Universidad Nacional de Ucayali - 2015

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    Flores Cabrera, Kathy

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Desarrollar un Sistema de Control Interno que permitirá mejorar la productividad en la Dirección General de Recursos Humanos de la Universidad Nacional de Ucayali Método: Con la finalidad de profundizar el análisis e interpretación de los resultados se utilizó la tipo de investigación Descriptiva (Descriptivo - Correlacional). Resultados: El 100% de los administrativos de dirección general de recursos humanos de la Universidad Nacional de Ucayali conoce su responsabilidad, está al t...

  5. Sistema de control interno para el proceso de gestión recaudadora del impuesto predial del Servicio de Administración Tributaria de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima

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    Torres Huamán, Yesenia; Torres Huamán, Yesenia; Pacheco Godoy, María Del Pilar; Torres Huamán, Yesenia

    2012-01-01

    La presente tesis tiene por objetivo demostrar los efectos positivos que genera la implementación de un Sistema de Control Interno en el logro de los objetivos de una institución pública. Para ello se utiliza como unidad de análisis las diferentes gerencias que intervienen en al Proceso de Gestión Recaudadora del Impuesto Predial del Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima (MML), circunscribiéndolo a la evaluación de los resultados obtenido...

  6. Plataforma de un sistema embebido para el control y monitoreo en tiempo real aplicado a biodigestores para la óptima producción de biogás

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    Siadén Paiva, Dany Manuel Eduardo

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo de la tesis es evaluar el diseño y construcción de una plataforma de sistema embebido para el control y monitoreo en tiempo real aplicado a diferentes prototipos de biodigestores a escala piloto ubicados en las instalaciones de la Universidad de Piura. Para ello, se inicia un estudio del proceso de digestión anaerobia con el fin de determinar las variables influyentes en el proceso. Luego, se realiza un análisis de los biodigestores instalados en el país para conocer la tecnología...

  7. Diseño de estrategias de mitigación para mejorar la seguridad de información del sistema de control industrial en la empresa COMERCIALIZADORA SAN REMIGIO

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    Bustamente, Fabián; Díaz, Paúl

    2015-01-01

    Los últimos reportes Internacionales de incidencias de seguridad indicados en ICS-CERT (2013) han venido dando a conocer durante estos 3 últimos años un creciente número de ataques cibernéticos a Sistemas de Control Industrial (SCI) y sobre todo en países de Latino América. A estos informes se suma una escasa implementación de soluciones de Seguridad de Información por parte de los fabricantes, profesionales de automatización y de informática en lo referente al ámbito Industrial. Esto nos ha ...

  8. Avaliação comparativa da perda de retenção de quatro sistemas de encaixes do tipo ERA e O-Ring empregados sob overdentures em função do tempo de uso Comparative evaluation of retention loss in four types of attachments used on overdentures in function of time of use

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    Wellington Cardoso Bonachela

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar e comparar a capacidade retentiva entre dois sistemas O-ring e O-SO (Grupo I e dois sistemas ERA - cápsulas de retenção cinza e brancas - (Grupo II, em função simulada, com ciclos de inserção e remoção, do início, 6 meses, 1, 2, 3, 4 e 5 anos depois. Dois implantes do tipo Brånemark foram fixados em duas bases metálicas trapezoidais, sendo os testes de inserção e remoção feitos numa máquina de costura ajustada para este propósito, usando um sistema de correias e polias, movendo um virabrequim. Uma platina de delineador foi usada para fixação dos corpos de prova às bases metálicas na máquina de costura. Os testes de resistência ao movimento axial das cápsulas por tensão foram feitos numa máquina de ensaios universal em períodos de tempo pré-estabelecidos, antes e após o término do ciclo na máquina de costura. Baseado nos resultados, esse estudo pôde concluir que houve perda de retenção de todos os sistemas testados, porém o sistema ERA apresentou, desde o início, maior retenção quando comparado aos outros sistemas e a cápsula cinza mostrou o melhor resultado no final da simulação.The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the retentive capacity between two O-ring and O-SO system (Group I, and two ERA system types - white and gray retention caps - (Group II, respectively, in simulated function in database, 6 months, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years later, with insertion and removal cycles. Two Brånemark implants were fixed in two trapezoidal metallic bases for the tests. Removal and insertion tests were done in a sewing machine, adjusted for this purpose using a belt and a pulley system, moving a steel crankshaft. A delineator platinum hold was used for body trial fixation to the metallic base of the sewing machine. Resistance test to axial movement of the caps by tension was done in a Universal test machine in an established period of time, before and after the cycle

  9. Preliminary Analysis of Aircraft Loss of Control Accidents: Worst Case Precursor Combinations and Temporal Sequencing

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    Belcastro, Christine M.; Groff, Loren; Newman, Richard L.; Foster, John V.; Crider, Dennis H.; Klyde, David H.; Huston, A. McCall

    2014-01-01

    Aircraft loss of control (LOC) is a leading cause of fatal accidents across all transport airplane and operational classes, and can result from a wide spectrum of hazards, often occurring in combination. Technologies developed for LOC prevention and recovery must therefore be effective under a wide variety of conditions and uncertainties, including multiple hazards, and their validation must provide a means of assessing system effectiveness and coverage of these hazards. This requires the definition of a comprehensive set of LOC test scenarios based on accident and incident data as well as future risks. This paper defines a comprehensive set of accidents and incidents over a recent 15 year period, and presents preliminary analysis results to identify worst-case combinations of causal and contributing factors (i.e., accident precursors) and how they sequence in time. Such analyses can provide insight in developing effective solutions for LOC, and form the basis for developing test scenarios that can be used in evaluating them. Preliminary findings based on the results of this paper indicate that system failures or malfunctions, crew actions or inactions, vehicle impairment conditions, and vehicle upsets contributed the most to accidents and fatalities, followed by inclement weather or atmospheric disturbances and poor visibility. Follow-on research will include finalizing the analysis through a team consensus process, defining future risks, and developing a comprehensive set of test scenarios with correlation to the accidents, incidents, and future risks. Since enhanced engineering simulations are required for batch and piloted evaluations under realistic LOC precursor conditions, these test scenarios can also serve as a high-level requirement for defining the engineering simulation enhancements needed for generating them.

  10. Puberty and the manifestations of loss of control eating in children and adolescents.

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    Vannucci, Anna; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Ranzenhofer, Lisa M; Kelly, Nichole R; Hannallah, Louise M; Pickworth, C Katie; Grygorenko, Mariya V; Brady, Sheila M; Condarco, Tania A; Kozlosky, Merel; Demidowich, Andrew P; Yanovski, Susan Z; Shomaker, Lauren B; Yanovski, Jack A

    2014-11-01

    We investigated the manifestations of pediatric loss of control (LOC) eating at different stages of pubertal development. Participants were a nonclinical sample of 468 youth (8-17 years). Physical examination determined pubertal stage. LOC eating and disordered eating attitudes were assessed with the Eating Disorder Examination. In a randomized crossover design, a subset (n = 244) ate ad libitum from two test meals designed to capture normal and LOC eating. There were no differences in the prevalence rates or frequency of reported LOC eating episodes across pubertal stages (ps ≥ 0.50). There were, however, puberty by LOC eating interactions in disordered eating attitudes and palatable food consumption (ps ≤ .05), even after adjusting for age and body composition. LOC eating was associated with elevated global disordered eating attitudes, weight concern, and shape concern in post-pubertal youth (ps ≤ .001), but not pre-pubertal youth (ps ≥ .49). In late-puberty, youth with LOC eating consumed less energy from protein (p puberty was not associated with differences in eating behavior (ps ≥ 0.20). Findings suggest that puberty may be a critical risk period, when LOC eating behaviors in boys and girls may become accompanied by greater weight and shape concerns and more obesogenic food consumption patterns. Interventions for LOC eating during pre-puberty should be evaluated to determine if they are particularly beneficial for the prevention of exacerbated eating disorder psychopathology and adverse weight outcomes. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Interpersonal Problem Areas and Alexithymia in Adolescent Girls with Loss of Control Eating

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    Berger, Sarah Shafer; Elliott, Camden; Ranzenhofer, Lisa M.; Shomaker, Lauren B.; Hannallah, Louise; Field, Sara E.; Young, Jami F.; Sbrocco, Tracy; Wilfley, Denise E.; Yanovski, Jack A.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the links among interpersonal problem areas, depression, and alexithymia in adolescent girls at high-risk for excessive weight gain and binge eating disorder. Participants were 56 girls (Mage = 14.30, SD = 1.56; 53% non-Hispanic White) with a body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) between the 75th and 97th percentiles (MBMI-z = 1.57, SD = 0.32). By design, all participants reported loss of control eating patterns in the past month. Adolescents were individually interviewed prior to participating in a group interpersonal psychotherapy obesity and eating disorder prevention program, termed IPT for the prevention of excessive weight gain (IPT-WG). Participants’ interpersonal problem areas were coded by trained raters. Participants also completed questionnaires assessing depression and alexithymia. Primary interpersonal problem areas were categorized as interpersonal deficits (as defined in the eating disorders (ED) literature) (n = 29), role disputes (n = 22), or role transitions (n = 5). Girls with interpersonal deficits-ED had greater depressive symptoms and alexithymia than girls with role disputes (ps ≤ 0.01). However, girls with role transitions did not differ from girls with interpersonal deficits-ED or role disputes. Interpersonal problem area had an indirect association with depression via alexithymia; interpersonal deficits-ED were related to greater alexithymia, which in turn, was related to greater depressive symptoms (p = 0.01). Among girls at-risk for excess weight gain and eating disorders, those with interpersonal deficits-ED appear to have greater distress as compared to girls with role disputes or role transitions. Future research is required to elucidate the impact of interpersonal problem areas on psychotherapy outcomes. PMID:24139852

  12. Study of an intelligent system for wells elevation and petroliferous processes control; Estudo de um sistema inteligente para elevacao de pocos e controle de processos petroliferos

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    Patricio, Antonio Rodrigues

    1996-11-01

    The petroleum production problems were studied by means of an integrated process evaluation of a rod pumping well, a gas lift well and a process until for produced fluids. Using the artificial intelligent concepts as fuzzy logic and neural systems is presented SIEP, An Intelligent for Production Lift and Process Control, aimed to do the integrated management of the petroleum production process. (author)

  13. Microcomputer based system to control the load of a capacitor array in the TJ-1 Tokamak; Sistema de control de carga de condensadores del TJ-1

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    Alberdi, J.; Asenjo, L.; Sanz, J.A.

    1990-12-31

    The power to create the magnetic field in the TJ-1 TOKAMAK is provide by an array of 16 capacitor sets. The total capacity of this array is 8.1F. This work describes a computer system based on the Motorola M-6800 microprocessor which controls the load of the capacitor set-and stablishes the conditions for the reactor trigger. (author)

  14. Microcomputer based system to control the load of a capacitor array in the TJ-1 Tokamak. Sistema de control de carga de condensadores del TJ-1

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    Alberdi, J.; Asenjo, L.; Sanz, J.A.

    1990-01-01

    The power to create the magnetic field in the TJ-1 TOKAMAK is provide by an array of 16 capacitor sets. The total capacity of this array is 8.1F. This work describes a computer system based on the Motorola M-6800 microprocessor which controls the load of the capacitor set-and stablishes the conditions for the reactor trigger. (author)

  15. Microcomputer Based System to control the Load of a Capacitor Array in the TJ-1 Tokamak; Sistema de Control de Carga de Condensadores del TJ-1

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    Alberdi, J; Asenso, L; Sanz, J A

    1990-07-01

    The power to create the magnetic fields in the TJ-1 Tokamak is provides by an array of 16 capacitor sets. The total capacity of this array is 8. 1F. This work describes a computer system based on the Motorola M-6800 micro- processor which controls the load of the capacitor set and stablished the conditions for the reactor trigger. (Author)

  16. Periodic quality control of a linear accelerator using electronic portal imaging; Controles de calidad periodicos de un acelerador lineal utilizando el sistema electronico de imagenes portales

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    Planes Meseguer, D.; Dorado Rodriguez, M. P.; Esposito, R. D.

    2011-07-01

    In this paper we present our solution for the realization of the monthly periodic quality control (CP) geometry - mechanical and multi leaf collimator (MLC), using the electronic system for portal imaging (EPI). We have developed specific programs created with free software. The monitoring results are automatically stored on our web server, along with other information generated in our service.

  17. Supervision and control system for greenhouses using wireless network sensors; Sistema de supervisao e controle para casas de vegetacao empregando rede 'wireless' de sensores

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    Fontes, Ivo Reis; Cagnon, Jose Angelo; Rodrigues, Ricardo Martini [Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Bauru, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia. Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica], e-mail: ivo@feb.unesp.br, e-mail: martini@feb.unesp.br, e-mail: jacagnon@feb.unesp.br

    2004-07-01

    The present work had as objective the configuration of a supervision and control system for greenhouses applications using a system of data collection of control parameters through a wireless communication network. In agreement with the adopted methodology, its development was accomplished in three different phases. Initially the hardware modules for a Sensors Unit, a Data Concentrator Unit and a capacitive type soil moisture sensor were developed. Soon afterwards an application was configured through a SCADA supervision and control program, the Ellipse PRO, dedicated to the supervision and control of a green house. In the final phase the necessary data were collected for the training of an artificial neural network that is integral part of the humidity sensor. The Sensors Unit and the Data Concentrator Unit were developed starting from microcontrollers of low consumption and high performance and presents excellent cost/benefit relationship. These units are used in the acquisition and data storage of in comings from several sensors applied in the installation. In order to eliminate the inconveniences of a system that uses nets of electric cables connections links of RF was used, with pattern of message of the protocol MODBUS/RTU, for the communication among these units. The application developed through the Ellipse FOR is composed of a group of screens that represents in a virtual way the complete green house environment. Through these screens the operator can alter the operation state of each one of the elements involved in the irrigation and climatization control process. According the cost characteristics, operation flexibility and existent functionality this system represents a solution economically viable in the automation green houses. It can be affirmed that this configuration represents an innovative solution and that can contribute in much for the improvement of cultivated species as well as to provide the necessary ways for the rational use of the

  18. Carbohydrate- vs fat-controlled diet effect on weight loss and coronary artery disease risk: a pilot feeding study.

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    Mueller, Charles; Masri, Basem; Hogg, Jeannette; Mastrogiacomo, Maddalena; Chiu, Ya-Lin

    2010-10-01

    This pilot study compared weight loss and serum indicators of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk between 2 weight loss (energy-deficit) diets, one controlled for carbohydrate as a percentage of total calories and the other controlled for fat as percentage of total calories. Participants were randomized to 1 of 2 diets and fed on an outpatient basis for 70 days, after which they followed their diets using their own resources for an additional 70 days. Energy deficit for the diets was determined by indirect calorimetry with a 500- to 750-calorie per day adjustment. Weight and CAD risk indicators and serum lipid and C-reactive protein levels were measured at baseline, day 70, and day 140. The study was completed by 16 of 20 participants who were able to comply with the feeding portion of the study as well as with follow-up appointments during the second (self-management) period of the study. Participants lost weight in both diet groups (24.4 lbs, carbohydrate controlled; 18.5 lbs, fat controlled), and serum CAD risk factors decreased in both groups. There were no significant differences in CAD risk factors between diet groups, although there was a trend toward lighter low-density lipoprotein (LDL) size in the carbohydrate-controlled group. During the self-management portion of the study, weight loss stalled or regained from loss during the previous feeding period. The results, although underpowered, are consistent with recent studies in which macronutrient ratio of total calories in diet did not affect degree of weight loss and in which carbohydrate-controlled diets produced a predominance of lighter LDLs.

  19. Control del cáncer cervicouterino en Colombia: la perspectiva de los actores del sistema de salud Control of cervical cancer in Colombia: the perspective of the health system

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    Carolina Wiesner-Ceballos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar, desde la perspectiva de los actores del sistema de salud, los elementos del contexto político, económico y sanitario, así como la forma en que se articulan las actividades para el control del cáncer cervicouterino en cuatro departamentos de Colombia. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo en cuatro departamentos colombianos seleccionados por sus diferentes niveles de mortalidad por cáncer cervicouterino y de organización de las actividades de control de esta enfermedad (Boyacá, Caldas, Magdalena y Tolima. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a funcionarios, directores de aseguradoras y de instituciones de salud públicas y privadas a niveles departamental y municipal. Se conformaron grupos focales con profesionales de las empresas aseguradoras y prestadoras de servicios. El análisis de la información se basó en la teoría fundamentada con codificaciones abiertas relacionadas con las funciones de las direcciones de salud, de las empresas aseguradoras y las acciones de los servicios de salud. Los informes técnicos se contrastaron con los testimonios. RESULTADOS: Se realizaron 38 entrevistas y se trabajó con 14 grupos focales (70,9% de respuesta y 12 informes técnicos. El cáncer cervicouterino no es percibido como una prioridad de la salud pública. El interés se centra en el flujo de dinero dentro del sistema. No se encontró una adecuada articulación entre los actores y no hay rectoría en el tema. La planificación se limita al cumplimiento de las normas. Los recursos humanos son inadecuados. No hay seguimiento de los casos positivos por la fragmentación de la población según su afiliación al sistema de salud. CONCLUSIONES: La orientación financiera, la planificación normativa y las dificultades de la descentralización afectan al desarrollo de las competencias, la cobertura de la población de alto riesgo y las actividades de control necesarias para el adecuado funcionamiento de los programas de

  20. The effects of subjective loss of control on risk-taking behavior: the mediating role of anger

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    Beisswingert, Birgit M.; Zhang, Keshun; Goetz, Thomas; Fang, Ping; Fischbacher, Urs

    2015-01-01

    Based on the Appraisal Tendency Framework on the antecedents and consequences of emotions two experimental studies examined the relationship between externally caused loss of control experiences and risk-taking behavior, as well as the assumed mediation of this relationship by the emotion anger. An experimental paradigm for inducing externally caused and consequently externally attributed loss of control which should lead to experiences of anger was developed and pretested in a Pilot Study. The relationship between loss of control experiences, anger, and risk-taking behavior was investigated using two separate student samples from Germany (N = 84, 54% female) and China (N = 125; 64% female). In line with our hypotheses, results showed that anger mediated the link between subjective loss of control experiences and increasing risk-taking behavior. Multiple group comparisons revealing similar patterns in both samples affirmed the results’ cross-cultural generalizability. These results implicate that anger makes people less risk averse in the process of economic decision making. PMID:26217244